84 posts • joined Thursday 21st July 2011 13:10 GMT
Good Luck with that
Persuade people drive to their local town, drive round for ages looking for a parking space, battle through the crowds, placate their bored kids with a crappy meal from any number of foreign owned, tax avoiding food concessions and queue for hours in crowded stores that may or may not have what you want in stock. If they do it will cost nearly half as much as it does on the internet.
Alternatively - Buy it now - delivered to you door 2-5 working days later. All from the comfort of your armchair.
Lily Cole's best contribution to the internet is her work with Juergen Teller........
XP IS NOT going to stop working in 100 days time.
Also I am sure that the Indian banks are using more 'up to date' back end technology. All XP is used for is as desktop. It will continue to run most applications and with a browser it can access the internet and the cloud. If they really needed to upgrade they would probably go for Windows 7.
Microsoft are sh1tting themselves because, like the rest of us, no businesses in their right mind wan't to purchase Windows 8.
WIth apologies to Vera Lynne
Whale meat again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when.....
A pint to his memory.
Someone call the Fire BIG RAID.............
As the US is currently closed for business I couldn't find anything on the NASA site.
I did find this on a UK site though
Anyway, all this talk of beer is making me thirsty ;-)
This sort of suggests that yes, the beer will be surrounded by the head.
I can't wait for the astronaut to perform the beer experiment -
"Now then children, to prevent the beer from damaging the space station I need to clear it up and the best way of doing that is to consume it."
"Hang on, I've spilt some more. I better clean that up as well"
On earth the head floats to the top of the pint.
In space will there be an orb of beer surrounded by head?
Straight in at No1 on my Christmas list!
The link to 'best practices for an Active Directory migration' under a series of photos of a lonely trek through the wilderness made me smile.
Re: Don't forget Matt Berry
Look Jen! A fly!
The Ultimate charity fundraiser
In your face Mr "I'm going to Everest base camp to raise money for orphans"!
I AM GOING TO FUCKING SPACE!
Re: Is it me
Guilty as charged!
I was skim reading during a break from some tedious documentation work I am doing. The pretty pictures caught my eye and not the text.
Is it me
Or do the flight paths look a bit like a cock and balls?
Doomed to fail
The problem with any Govt IT project or initiative is that they are horrendously over-managed by both the government and the provider. Remember the adage 'A camel is a horse designed by a committee', well Govt IT projects have two separate committees; one trying to decide what they actually want and one trying to provide the solution.
If you or I want something that performs the function X we go to a company and ask for their product X. We know what we want and the company has a product that fulfills that function.
When Govt attempt the same thing they ask the company for product X - not realizing that X will not perform function Y which they also need. After many committee meetings they usually insist that the company produces a new bespoke product called Z that takes years to develop and ultimately does not work.
Change the names
Do you mind if Caudrilla goes Fracking for gas?
It sounds like you are to be experimented on in a not very nice sexual way by a giant, four legged dinosaur.
All though, according to the survey, it seems like more people would like that!
Are Yahoo still going? Do they share a building with Novell?
Re: Normalization with the real world......
I think a lot of people are getting over excited by 'censorship' here. That is like saying gun control, laws against murder, rape etc are controls over individuals rights. The Internet is basically a big library and never before have you been able to walk in to a library and view hard core porn no matter what you age.
It is true what the OP said. Pre-Internet days if you wanted to see porn you would either have to obtain a grumble mag, a video or go to Amsterdam.
Most mags were in the newsagent, on the top shelf and had their front cover, well, covered. Children knew they were there but were unlikely to get hold of one unless they found one or were given one.
Magazines that catered for people with more 'adventurous' interests were to be found in sex shops or via mail order and were very unlikely to get in to the hands of anyone other than the original purchaser.
The Government seem to be trying to get back to this situation which is no bad thing. They are not saying you can't view porn, just that if you want to you have to actively go and get it - just like before and that it should be difficult for children to stumble across it, especially the harder core versions.
This first step will not be perfect - no new system is and people will find ways round it
Just think - without a Monarch as head of state we would be like France or USA.........
"If you're so inclined you can even take it to extremes, so that in the event of a physical host failure your virtual servers keep on humming by virtue of real-time replication onto other physical hosts"
Not quite - Virtual Hosts store the VM files on shared storage.
Most of this article seems to be stating what is industry best practice anyway?
I notice that although the gentleman is drinking ale, he has not brewed it himself!
His shed will be complete when he has an assortment of barrels and demijohns fitted with fermentation locks in the corner.
While he is completing his fitting out he will need a small transistor radio permanently tuned to TMS on Radio 4.
Re: How would the professor know though?
I was Just thinking the same thing. I am sure he is correct in what he says but why would an expert in business management be working at a University and not running a successful business?
This has happened before
I remember in school that the teacher told us she was going to take The Register.
Imagine our confusion as we all thought
'Take it where?'
'What foresight, this is the eighties and the Internet hasn't been invented yet, let alone the sometimes informative and funny website!'
This does beg the question...
what was the Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' really about?
Would this have resulted in.....
Get in to target's Facebook/linkedin accounts and create a dictionary based on the content (most people's password are based on something in their life)
Then dictionary attack their place of work/bank etc.
It is like social hacking without actually talking to the target (other than the initial phish).
Does this mean....
that the following should also be published with a warning that it is mostly bollocks?:
1. Astrology section in the newspapers.
2. In fact most of what is written in newspapers.
3. BBC 'news' website that seems to be following the lead of the newspapers.
Who makes the lift car?
Years ago I was in a lift and the plaque on the wall proudly announced that it was supplied by Otis, Reading. I mentioned this to a fellow occupant who told me that there was a company called Schindlers lifts! http://www.schindler.com/com/internet/en/home.html
What's not to like?
I have been contracting since 1998 and I have never been out of contract. I started as a Ltd and then used Umbrella schemes for a while. The first Umbrella scheme I used started to sound very dodgy and was making late payments so I quit and worked under a different one which could not have been easier. Since I started my latest contract 2 years ago I have reverted back to being a Ltd company. It took 20 minutes to set up the company. About the same to sort out liability insurance (I used this neat tool called 'the Internet' to do both) and about half a day to sort out a business bank account. I use SJD accountancy who basically ask me to keep a spreadsheet of my expenditure and income. I send them a copy each quarter and they send me emails periodically telling me to pay X amount VAT, tax etc. Piece of piss.
I don't get involved in office politics, I don't have objectives or have end of year reviews. I don't have to attend company presentations. I just get on with my work. If the contract I am working on comes to an end or I start to find the work boring I thank the client, work my notice and part on good terms. Next!
What's not to like.
Re: I would love to know how I ended up with four thumbs down
Not based upon my personal experience it wasn't ;-)
Re: Alternating Succuess
I would love to know how I ended up with four thumbs down and counting when all the replies that basically agreed with me got thumbs up!
Anyway it is Pint o'clock now so all is well.
Windows 3.x - Good
Windows 95 - hmm
Windows NT - Good
Windows 98 - hmmm
Windows ME - WTF!
Windows XP - Good
Windows Vista - pants
Windows 7 - Good
Windows 8 - pants
Windows 9 - ..........
Lester look out
Judging by your latest report on your quid a day diet and the state of your bowels it seems you may be in possession of an AMD - an Arse of Mass Destruction!
So in order...
For the initial test you must insert First Blood
For a second opinion, First Blood part II
I'll be in the bar.
Please don't ruin it
If one of the 'big players' does take it over please don't ruin it - look what they did to Skype. At the moment it is simple to use and there is no fluff, adverts or any other distractions. Just a nice clean way to send messages and pictures to an individual or group.
That is all
There is no such thing as a free meal!
They will be charging you to use the loos next.
Re: A tenner a month for...
I used to have a Sky subscription but got rid of it because I found that most of the time I was watching channels which were 'free to air' anyway.
The BBC does appeal to me and as I stated it is only a tenner a month. The rest of the time I watch films on DVD and if there really is an American series that I must see I can always buy it on DVD for less than one month's Sky subscription.
Just run the stats through SimCity and see what the outcome is...
a. Eat bacon sarnies, kebabs, steaks and drink beer, wine and spirits then go out with a bang early with smile on my face knowing I have lived my life to the full.
b. Eat nuts and berries and drink spring water and live until I am 100 after having suffered dementia for the last 20 years of my life until one day the staff at the home find me dead in a puddle of my own piss.
I, like possibly millions of other people, had never heard of Geico until now.......
Re: What's that in square fettuccine? And who owns the patent on the file format?
At last! I have always thought it was me being the odd one out. I too think the intuitive way to drag these images should be the reverse of what seems to be the norm - there are certainly enough comments to suggest we are in the majority.
Anyway - What a great photo!
Somebody needs to inform the Royal Academy of Engineering that the Space Shuttle is very unlikely to be affected these days ;-)
Comet had already gone bust!
I'll close it quietly behind me.
Look inside a smokers PC - All the above but welded to the components with tar.
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