So, we're moving in to a world where we have a group of devices that are built to solve problems no one actually has (unless you count "laziness" and "showing off new tech" as problems) that are now causing people problems that we didn't have before?
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Theresa May's cunning plan for Brexit finally revealed!
And it's gone.
So OfCom fine Vodafone for misselling products to customers, failure to deal with their complaints, but it's OfCom who get the money and the customers have to be content with the bullshit "Won't happen again" and walk away with the moral victory?
Is it April 1st already?
Re: Pint due.
"Like all Vogon ships, it looked as if it had been not so much designed, as congealed. The unpleasant yellow lumps and edifices which protruded from it at unsightly angles would have disfigured the looks of most ships, but in this case, that was sadly impossible. Uglier things have been spotted in the skies, but not by reliable witnesses.” - Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
You like a pint, he likes a pint, everyone gets a pint.
Re: Scam if ever I saw one...
"How could someone from POF send a contact request when I never entered any details for them to contact me?"
Sometimes you don't go looking for love. Love finds you x
Obviously never heard of Plenty Of Fish. It's free as well.
...put "blocks" in inverted commas
So it'd be ""blocks"" or '"blocks"' then?
Re: Nuke Russia.
"The "other" media is reporting that Anonymous and Wikileaks supporters are claiming responsibility. Who knows who's doing it. <shrugs>"
This sort of thing would make a great update to Cluedo, wouldn't it?
Totally thought The S*n had taken down Twitter to shut Gary Lineker up over the whole child immigrant thing.
Few questions to the OP:
1) What particular benefit are they living off? Job seekers? Child allowance?
2) How do you know they can afford sky/virgin? Just because a dish is outside the house doesn't mean they're watching anything
3) What do you consider a nice holiday? A trip to France for £9.50 using tokens from The S*n?
4) Have you seen them use drugs? Why don't you report them to the Police?
5) Your elderly neighbour doesn't get glasses for themselves? That's odd, my elderly mother gets them and has worked in the country 50 years.
6) Your list goes on and on, well please share the list and maybe we can either help your neighbour collectively get these things they require, or we can see just how truthful you're being.
7) Will you be demanding that library's - the few that are open - also stop providing books, films, music for free to people on benefits as well?
8) Government websites are notoriously slow, dodgy, full of bloat. This takes bandwidth.
Strikes me as you're either confused about what site you're on, or you're one of the very few commentards that the Daily Fail has actually banned from their site.
We have a government that won't even properly fund our NHS but think it's a great idea to debate whether we should buy the Queen a new boat. Why do you expect them to think subsidising broadband for the poor would be a good idea?
Yes, because the task he had chosen to do had filled his heart. It was his reason for being, and that he was able to do that meant he was content. The back drop to this, however, was the argument that man's life is absurd as we chose to look for the meaning of a life that probably has no meaning.
That was my interpretation of it anyway.
"A slave begins by demanding justice, and ends by wanting to wear a crown" - Albert Camus
They started with a great idea, and succumbed to greed. That's what ultimately killed Cyanogen off. But, if that never happened, several things would've happened anyway:
1) Would Google have allowed another product, spawned from what it (sort of) created, to superceed it's own offering?
2) Would manufacturers have taken the gamble of backing an OS, and trying to promote that OS to those accustomed to a post-BlackBerry world of iOS and Android apps?
3) Would the Cyanogen community, that contributed code on a hobbyist basis, allow Cyanogen to use their code for monetary gains without some sort of compensation?
Re: Mint 18
Everything is better than Ubuntu.
Nope. Was sat at my desk, very tired (was my second night of sub-4 hour sleep), and I yawned. As I did I stretched my arms, then my legs. At which point, I hear a sound which is akin to ripping the wing off a cooked chicken. No immediate pain, until I stood up. Couldn't bend my knee. It stayed like that for 10 days, couldn't walk.
Literally couldn't even go for a shit without crying.
But the NHS shares my medical data already with the people who need to know it. Those are the hospital, my GP, and er - that's it. I don't want Bayer having access to see how a 28 year old who is a non-smoker/aparently-binge-drinker-who-drinks-4-pints-on-a-sunday-every-month recovers from tearing a tendon near his knee while he was yawning*.
If I have cancer, and I want access to a medical trial that could save my life, I'd be open to it then. But just accessing my records for the sake of it? Absolutely not. And this is something that won't go away even with Brexit.
*that actually happened.
I thought it'd only go up to 11%.
Re: Oh no! One of Vyvyan's socks has escaped!
"You know she's 70, right?"
Pensioners need sex too, and less ageism.
Re: Oh no! One of Vyvyan's socks has escaped!
"Oh look! Some of Felicity Kendall's underwear, and it's really dirty!"
You know you still would.
That's all I could think about is how Vimeo allow that. Just seems silly.
This is a lot like another scam they're trying to do where you click a link and you're taken to the West Kent Police Page or Europol page where they display your IP address and say you've been caught looking at things you shouldn't have (kiddie porn, animal porn, plasticine porn etc) and you should click a link to pay a fine.
It'll always be known by it's proper title of RRS Boaty McBoatface.
It's stage name will be RRS Sir David Attenborough however, when it meets the dignitaries y'know?
You're Wrong Sir.
You don't use Siri, not because "It's an idiot that can't understand plain English spoken by an Englishman living in England", but because you're not an idiot that can't open up Google and type in the question you need to have answered.
That really is the divide with Siri and other AI's like this. Siri is for those who can't type but can speak, for those who like to show off the fact they think they're too important and busy to type, and for those who think it's funny to ask an inanimate object whether they love them or not. The rest use a keyboard and a web browser, and it works perfectly fine.
You throw in the whole date thing, and I immediately think "Y2K bug, Y2K bug".
But no, what we have here was a Flash Cash Crash.
I moved most of our sites over to Lets Encrypt, and in the last 9 months we have had some teething problems (cronjobs which are meant to automatically renew the SSL not actually running etc). About 5 months ago my boss asked if there was anything better, and I told him to keep the faith with Lets Encrypt.
What happens today? He comes in moaning about certain sites having the SSL certificate issue, and I told him what happened with one of the biggest providers in the world. He's happier we have Lets Encrypt now.
So, thanks GlobalSign.
"£191,000 is still £191,000 that he owes and should be made to pay."
I never said he shouldn't pay it. What I'm implying is that HMRC are going for the low hanging fruit instead of the big businesses that have been getting away for it for longer, for more money.
""Neglect of tax affairs is not a victimless action as it deprives the taxpayer of the funds needed to operate public services," added Clarke."
Yeah, the public services really need the £191,000 he didn't pay compared to billions that aren't paid every year by big business.
Autonomous Car Will Drive In To A Pedestrian?
I can do that myself.
An Irishman on Facebook put up a video shortly after the Apple Tax thing and came out with the best line about this whole thing:
"Fuck Apple. Fuck the lot of them. Take the money. Take the money and start laying cables and start redoing roads and start to get the likes of meself, all the boys that had to leave, to get everyone back. Because when people are working their spending money. How much is Apple spending? Damn all. People are still going to go out and buy their phones, they're still going to go and make their profit."
But no. The government are only interested - like every other government in the world - in serving themselves. They're giving themselves a €4,000 pay increase immediately but the €5 increase in pensions has to wait until March.
And people died for the country to have the right to it's own determination and to be able to make its own laws etc, only for these jackasses to turn round and stick two fingers up to the country and the rest of the world and say "we don't want the €13 billion".
Well if they don't want it, I'll gladly have it. And I'd do a damn sight better job of doing something worthwhile with it!
And offering to be a tampon...
Is there anything this woman can't do?
"Have an upvote and my email account."
You can have an upvote for the beer, but I already have your email account.
Herbal Viagra? Really?
So it WAS a state sponsored hack after all.
I bet those diabetic people who have this device are thinking through all the people they've pissed off recently and whether any of them are handy with a computer...
Re: Come to Home Depot...
You're all making a Miele of this.
Re: Come to Home Depot...
I Candy believe you have to ask why.
Re: Come to Home Depot...
I find your sugestion a bit Indesit on a subject that could become a Hotpoint.
Internet Enabled Fridges: Measuring Temperature In Nipple Hardness since 2016
Re: How the US election operates....
You're all wrong.
It's the Lizard people.
Remember when web browsers were different, didn't converge, yet still managed to abide by the W3C standards*?
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
* Not you Internet Explorer.
Re: It's a Dublin thing.
Don't forget the constant stream of diarrhea that is called Bob Geldof.
Re: Holds hand up in shame
That's not your fault, that's her fault for being impatient.
My girlfriend never turns her laptop off, and sometimes she brings it home (obviously puts it in standby mode). It's happened on more than one occasion that Outlook stops responding, or won't start, or something is generally slow on her work laptop and she'll ask me what's wrong with it.
"Have you turned it off and on?"
"Well do that first, then if it doesn't work we'll take another look".
Depending on her mood, she'll either do it straight away or try and crawl through the problem until she restarts it. But she'll always say "That's what the tech guys at work say, like it's the only way to solve a problem on a computer. And they get paid to tell me that".
At this point, I remind her, that 99% of the time this fixes the issue. I try to tell her to turn the computer off when she's not using it, but nooooo. That's too hard to do that.
But we've all been there haven't we?
It'd keep you warm I suppose.
"So maybe the perfect storm would be a note 7 phablet in a top loading washing machine on a 787? Would you call the film Shakes on a Plane?"
No, you'd call it Airplane III: The Threequel.
Unless you own a Hotpoint/Whirlpool/Indesit dryer, then you might have to worry about it getting a bit too warm.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this story as an Office 365 user.
I could laugh that those on Android or iOS are having these problems, while I have no such issues on my BlackBerry Z10.
I could cry though as these Android and iOS devices have killed off BlackBerry.
But where are the iPhone innovations?
Removal of a headphone jack isn't an innovation.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH NEW SHINEY THING!!!!!!!!
- Wireless charging first appeared on the Nokia Lumia platform.
- Customiseable keyboard? Android did that first.
- QuickType? BlackBerry did that first.
- Backing up photos to the cloud automatically with iCloud? Have you heard of Google+/Google Drive?
- Picture in a picture? Ah, wrong again that was a Samsung innovation
The fact is, as I said, anyone who dislikes Apple knows the truth: They don't innovate. But the fanbois, such as yourself, don't believe in a world outside of Apple. So anything that happens inside Apple is a new, brave, wonderful thing!
Remember when the iPhones came out and for a good, long, while you couldn't cut/copy/paste text? But you could on even the most basic Nokia's? Yeah mate, great innovation that.
A Spectrum? Being released on time?
Where have we heard this before?
Re: Is it just me
"Is it just me or does this only happen with business class seats?"
I wouldn't know, I can't afford anything above cattle class.