111 posts • joined Friday 9th September 2011 10:06 GMT
"that is how we in Blighty used to pronounce it"
No it isn't.
Re: Weak Security
"It makes no difference if my front door has a simple lock or a more convoluted affair, but regardless anyone getting into my home and stealing my belongings is a thief."
I hope that is of some comfort to you when the insurance doesn't pay out, because in their view, although he's a thief, you're an idiot.
My first phone was a Philips, my second a Nokia, my third a Sony Ericsson. My fourth and current phone is an Apple, but my fifth one won't be.
Other than that, I've always bought from the same manufacturer as last time.
Re: similies (sic)
Assuming that you meant similes, they aren't incorrect similes.
They are incorrect metaphors.
Re: You can if you pretend it is a different job...
Exactly what is happening to me. Getting made redundant because my skills "won't be suitable for supporting the new application", even though it's just a rebadged clone of the original app. Same database, same languages, almost identical data model.
Apparently some cowboys in India are going to do my job now...
beat me to it!
"As a point of fact, the only one of those acoustic couplers I've ever actually seen, was 300 baud. Wackypedia claims the practical limit was 1200 baud"
As my father in 1983/4 had an acoustic coupler with a switch to choose between 800 and 1200 baud, I'd say you haven't looked very far.
Re: No it doesn't
Yeah, I had a cold call from BT yesterday, even though I'm on TPS.
America's trade commission
is biased towards American companies?
No shit, Sherlock.
I would love you to summon the intelligence to use apostrophes correctly, stupid.
Nagware just antagonises customers
Will these media distributors please stop suggesting I'm a potential thief every time I buy a legitimate DVD?
It's no wonder people get pirate copies - at least they don't get insulted before they watch the movie on those.
re "Only morons resort to physical violence"
That's up there with
"War! What is is good for?"
Well, ridding Europe of a genocidal megalomaniac about 70 years ago for starters.
Re: Noone made you upgrade.
I didn't. Lots of people did and were caught unawares by this pile of crap.
Doesn't alter the fact that apple should at least allow them to revert to the last known good OS.
If Apple actually gave a shit...
...they'd let us revert to iOS 5.1.1. until this cr-app is sorted out.
That might work if it wasn't for the fact that my postie seems to change every couple of months. Royal Mail don't seem to rotate them, rather than letting them have dedicated routes.
Anyway, I expect a lockbox code would end up on a post-it for everyone at the sorting office to make a note of.
Re: "The appeal of iOS is that it's locked-down: everything is secure"
That's precisely what doesn't appeal to me (and why my next phone is not going to be another iPhone)
Re: Public domain
"You can connect to a torrent swarm without uploading or downloading any data"
Yes, but to prove those IP addresses are infringing copyright you would either need to download the file and look at it (woe betide you if it was somebody else's copyrighted material in there), or be a seeder of the file (then you've implicitly given permission for it to be downloaded and there is no infringement).
Otherwise, the file could be full of any old crap. It could even be copyrighted material that the downloader already has permission to download.
re : "The helicopter was under direct threat of being shot down by people with an RPG launcher"
Except it wasn't.
It was a camera with a telephoto lens.
Re: In Memory of Me
Just what I was thinking, it's only the film where it's made from people...
Re: AS GREEDY AS APPLE
I'd already decided on the basis of Apple's "walled garden" control-freakery that my next phone would not be one of theirs.
All they're doing now is helping to reinforce that.
I think $5000 is the exact minimum "criminal damage"amount required to be able to ask for an extradition order...
"What idiots are you buying your water from?"
Er, the only one I'm allowed to, as the pivatised water companies in the UK have local monopolies. They don't operate in a competitive market.
We can't change supplier.
We don't have any choice.
Re: West Antarctica?
It's the mass of land between 0 and 180 longitude.
or the Royal Mail could do what they used to do - get up early and deliver when people are still in...
Re: 'An interesting dictionairy'?
I would have used 'dictionary', myself.
Re: This was no
Judging from how buggy their iPhone app is (e.g. tap comments, get upcoming events), it wouldn't surprise me if it was just another bug in their cr-app.
On the other hand, with their track record...
Re: Trendy Wine Bar
Also, the Mannamead in Plymouth.
Re: Just out of curiosity...
ah, the Natwest three... that famous terrorist group...
What? But, but... I thought the current extradition treaty was introduced to make it easier to fast track terrorist suspects, not bankers?
It's Hawking, you ignoramus.
The mountain isn't "inconvenient".
They're landing it there because the mountain is its first intended geological target.
I've got one of those (and am not a fanboi), but when the web is fucked it's fucked for everybody, regardless of platform.
Re: AC 2.0
There is no such thing in the UK, so they shouldn't have used it without permission.
They can rewrite what they like
but the fundamental problem is that they have created ACTA without the consent of their electorates. If politicians want to introduce this crap (like the UK's DEA), they need to put it in their election manifesto instead of trying to foist it on us by sidestepping such inconvenient things as our parliaments and legislatures.
Re: Right on, brother
If nobody wants to pay you for it, it isn't a job.
either they're faked or they aren't
whichever way it goes, somebody will be shown to be a liar
I know which would be more entertaining!
Re: That's because it IS a 3-d image.
Just put on the 3d specs - it's a pretty good one once your eyes adjust; the craters are quite deep.
Re: In a UK court?
I wonder what the maximum sentence for copying Michael Jackson songs is?
In a US court, you only get 4 years for killing him.
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