31 posts • joined Sunday 14th August 2011 12:17 GMT
"He had more to offer than the kind of guy who spends his life making obvious comments on the Internet"
Re: "revamp tax rules to close the loopholes"
I rather fear that budget cuts to HMRC have severely limited it's ability to investigate these things properly. I'm sure there are government departments that can stand to lose some weight, but underfunding your tax collectors is moronic
Re: So: basically it's a protection racket
Well, there's accountants being 'good', and then there's accountants creating an corporate structure that makes profit vanish as far as the tax man is concerned but still somehow be around for the shareholders.
Personally I like the idea of a government capable of paying for hospitals, roads, schools, police, and so on. I'm also coming round to the idea of adding the guillotine to that list.
Are you judging the genders on the phones they carry
...or judging the phones by the gender of those that carry them? Neither is a particularly pleasant thing to do
You can get the start menu back with either StartIsBack or Start8- but I can't see Microsoft ditching the new interface any time soon, simply because that's where their App Store exists.
Re: Gates quote
I expect to be shot down in flames here, but if you want to sell your customers Windows 8 just get them to download <a href='http://startisback.com/'>Start is Back</a>, which brings back the Windows 7 start menu and lets you boot straight to desktop. It costs $3 and it's got none of the additional crap the other start menu replacements have. I've even been able to get the start screen to be useful by rebinding the key to bring it up and removing virtually all the Metro apps from it.
The hatred is completely justified, however- my desktop PC is not an iPad. Everything on Metro seems geared around consumption and entertainment, and I want to use my PC to actually do things.
Depends if you've got the authority to decide where your desk is, darling. Also, is this news?
The normal person's image of IT people...
...is that they're fat, lazy, porn-hoarding misogynists who don't wash. You're fitting it perfectly. Thus, your groin reeks- probably best to see to that before speculating on anyone else's.
Re: Delicious irony?
Well, it's consistent- now BBCode is off, none of the examples they've given will work.
If Will.i.am is over the iPad...
...then so am I
No Jay-Z. No Kanye. No Stevie, and no Marvin Gaye, no Isley Brothers and no Temptations. There IS an Earth, Wind and Fire track there, so that's something. Er, except that it's Earth Wind and Fire.
Opportunity to start a war!
£10 to the first person to do a copy on Hamstead Heath
Just when Flash was getting good, too. I can't wait for all of the HTML 5 ads to appear and start conflicting with each other, or for the people building them to find interesting ways of forcing you to look at them. At least with Flash you could get a plug-in to turn it off if you didn't want to see it.
Definitely the easiest and best solution. Plus, you can upgrade your device and keep the keyboard.
This needs to be on Steam right now.
Minor reviewing fail
You do get a weapon right at the start. It's a paddle, right next to the door.
Anyway, it's a rather shambolic game, but also remarkably fun and at times surprisingly scary. There are some horrible UI moments, but that's what PC gaming is about, right? The interface is at least better than the one used in Ultima Underworld.
Oh God not the Mario theme again
Please. Just don't. I'm sick of it and I don't want to hear another version of it. There are thousands upon thousands of other tunes they can do, but if they do the Mario theme this will be a complete washout.
Are you sure it's all the fault of the person running the shop?
It's far more likely that most of these websites were built by someone other than the shop owner. Whoever owns the shop would then be completely unaware of what software it's using, so they won't be receiving patch emails.
Given that there's no auto-update for server side stuff, I would guess this is mostly the fault of freelance web developers not caring about past jobs.
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