Re: That final slide...
that's Europa, not Europe! I hope...
120 posts • joined 14 Sep 2011
that's Europa, not Europe! I hope...
I belive them! Like when they said it was a bug they slurped e-mail addresses and passwords while driving by to give us their wonderful FREE streetview. I believe them, because, like, they're a big corp, and those corpses never lie, do they. And they do no evil and stuff. How can you NOT believe them?!
p.s. I also believe the goverment, the banks, the lawyers, and ads. Especially ads. Those suspicious, questioning, unbelieving individuals are of a warped mind and should be eliminated from our sunlit yard.
just like the Whatsapp will NEVER... remember their promise? And countless others before (do no evil, etc.). The "never" word is as meaningless as "FREE". And it has NO LEGAL VALUE.
say a person trying to pick the lock over and over again :D
It's summer, you know. Holiday, chill-out, and stuff.
Why, is there something urgent they need to deal with in the meantime? Other than ordering stationery at specially bulk-discounted £1 per page price?
aka great times to bury bad news.
clear? necessary? really?
I would say it's stupid buyers, but then, while it's perfectly polite to call a hoverboard "stupid", it's a no-no to apply this term to humans. O tempora...
ah, but would you say the same if it was YOUR 1.8% over the line?
btw, I voted to remain and I'm gutted, etc, etc., but... if the democracy means shitty arguments from both sides... well, that's the reality for us, way apart from rosey image we cherish.
I would say that the government expected this crash, hoping to wake up those still on the sidelines. After all, most of those trying to register yesterday were probably the stayers. And to extend the deadline, at a price of being ridiculed is... a small price, really. In a way, to continue with conspiracy theory, such a crash would have been a master stroke, proving on one hand that our dear governement is so incompentent, it can't even organize a proper exit vote, let alone managing on its own once we're out. And the exit lot can't argue too hard for NOT extending the deadline, even though they know most of the lot would be the stayers, because they're trying to show that we can easily manage (the universe and everything) on our own. Well, clearly we can't ;).
But, with a rule of the thumb (dumb-dumb) and cynic/tinfoil hat off, it was probably just the usual lack of forward thinking about human nature in the one to midnight situation. We're too incompetent to hatch a successful plot, and are more or less the complete opposite of Ian Banks (nb, died two years ago tomorrow), v. his Hydrogen Sonata ;)
Please let me think hard about this... OK, having consulted my extensive experience and know-how, it's because too many people, all at once, wanted to register by deadline. Think leaves on the railway track, snow in winter, online tax returns,etc. These are ALWAYS totally unexpected.
p.s. I prefer my £1M consultancy fee as a check, rather than bank transfer and it's got nothing to do with my unwavering faith in NatWest banking system.
is amazing on two counts:
1. it's still in business
2. apparently biz is a'booming
I honestly can't get it how they manage that. I go there on the weekend and it's next to impossible to hunt down an assistant to assist your (footwear) quest, because of the 1000 :1 punter / assistant ratio. So I walk out empty handed. Trying to outsmart their system and turning up on the week-day, when NORMAL people stay away from shops (mother-toddler-tadem doesn't count) is no better, because then trying to find a shop assistant is like hunting for red october. So I walk out empty handed again.
And yes, when you actually pin down a writhing assistant and tell him the size you want, they won't have it in stock and no, they are unable to tell you in which other of their store they're showing stock (we were able to check stock across our retailer stores back in early 1990s!).
That said, you CAN order the size you want online, and they will deliver to their own local store, FOR A F... FIVER, if I remember correctly. And then, you can NOT get a refund, if the shoes don't fit, nosir, you'll ge a voucher. Unforgettable experience.
Other than emergencies, like PE snickers and other kids' stuff which they grow out of too quickly, we avoid this retailer like a plague. It's much, much better to buy a good quality stuff, because it just lasts an awful lot longer. By my count (and I am extreme, I'll use the kit until it falls off my back or feet), good quality will buy you 5 - 10 - 15 (at a push) use, as opposed to 1 - 2 years. Compare the price and it's just cheaper to buy better quality (although branded goods have gone down the route of "planned obsolescence").
Apparently though, this un-named retailer, despite being scummy on every front, is all legit, which only proves how sorry the state of things is in this AD 2016, when such business is hailed a success. And it's a shame they were the ones to purchase Karrimor brand, which they turned into one-of-a-number-of-shitty-no-brands offered at "50% discount". Not that Karrimor was that great in its last days anyway.
Rant off, time to go, tk-maxx, ahoy....
re. Do I want it blindly re-ordering?
THEY want you to blindly re-order, that's for sure! The solutions offered have (next to) nil benefit and HUGE amount of grief to the customers / consumers. But think gadget manufacturers and retailers, I bet they're salivating...
"A DAY folks. How many hospitals, schools, prisons, USEFUL things would that buy and maintain."
So how many hospitals, schools, prisons USEFUL things, the equivalent of that DID buy (every day) before the UK joined the EU?
nosir, they stand to not EARN. Whatever you haven't YET lost, is not a "loss".
re. rooting your toaster, somehow it looked to me like "rooting your hamster"
oh well, time to see my eye weasel :(
.lit As in yet another pre-mature MS spark of genius that never turned into an apple-esque rivel of gold. The one spectacularly stripped of its viriginal (vaginal?) virtues by a terror-wielding c-lit stripper app...
And, ladies and gentlemen, the opening bid is 1 year in prison for the thieving scum... One year bid, now two, now two, will honorable ladies and gentlemen give me two? Two year bid, now three, now three, who's gonna give me three years' worth of imprisonment for the pirating scum now?! Yes!, I can see a hand there! There's three years for the thieving terror-spreading scum, we have three years ladies and gentlemen...
like what, riot and overthrow the government? Sorry, not allowed, 10 years. Anybody else wanting to ridicule our... greatest friends, Bigus Governmentus, eh? Do you find it... risible...?! :(
I don't remember having seen anything through the post about opting out? Or is it one of those opt outs when you need to find an opt-out form locked in a carboard box, weighted, and dropped to the bottom of an ocean at an undisclosed location (because: privacy, you know, matters).
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Peculiar that such statments always (?) appear to relate to mega-scandals, with BIG money changing hands and top gov officials involved. In plain English I read: "Yeah, guilty, but we can't prosecute ourselves, can we, so f... off!"
So who had a finger in the Phorm pie?
uh, but what's happened with the "get them coding" hype? Contract's run out?
and how did they get here from China, may I ask? Hitching a ride under amazon drones? Smuggled in pockets of milions of tourists returning from China? Baloons, anyone?
Sure, they could have been shipped first to some EU country with little or no import controls and then re-sent to Britain. But hey, they could have been sent directly to the UK. And who's in charge of those UK customs. Given the volume of chinese "direct imports", I'm baffled why they don't ship weed and other illegal substances the same way...
What's the solution?
The solution is always the same, i.e.
a) tough (= they can f... off and die)
b) become a rocket scientist or economy blogger, because, you know, I can do it, he can do it, they can do it... if you can't do it, well, you're just too lazy - or see above (a).
it should have been: "Security guards responded well, they closed the room and burnt the offending image."
while of the other nine, three are scammed by Nigerians (I'm sure there are enough poor suckers out of a 1.2 billion to part with their hard-saved cash), another two pwned by a banking trojan, and the rest have been pulled out of their cardboard house into the glorious world economy of call centre sweatshops. But hey, that's "sharing" (profits and labour).
EDIT: Found it, it's not in the one drive options, you need to click your profile picture, go to edit profile, then click your picture again and there's an option for "Account Settings".
I'm afraid I got only that far, i.e. "Account settings". I can't see WHERE, from the account settings page, you can change permissions which I HAD TO give them to keep the free storage. I have searched all tabs (Account, Your info, Service... Security & Privacy.. you'd think it's the in at least 4 tabs out of 7, eh? No luck! :(
So, I gave something away for "free" storage, and I don't know how to get it back.
Edit too. Yes, it is doable. From the "Account settings" menu (tabs), I went to the LAST tab, i.e. "Security & privacy", then BOTTOM of the page:
If you want to manage your "Ad preferences" - out of luck, lol:
This page can’t be displayed
but if you go to second tab (from the left), i.e. Apps & Services (manage permissions) you are shown the "OneDrive" with the key link - Edit. You click on it and - BINGO! - several clicks away is what you gave away, and at the bottom is the button:
Remove these permissions.
But hey, like the poster before said, if you want to keep your "free" storage, one of the "permission" you remove, is to "Add or remove bonus storage". So, I bet, you remove the permissions - and you "free" is takenth away. Oh, fuck them, I don't use this shit much anyway...
is this correct, i.e. even the main page you open (e.g. I-love-spooks.org.uk) is hidden from the spooks while using tor browser?
and your vote has been counted
For that you get the OS with support for Windows Universal apps, the Edge browser (and Internet Explorer), and Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition software. You might also get the voice assistant Cortana, depending on where you live.
I'll take the OS please, and instructions how to remove Windows Universal apps, the Edge browser, Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition software and voice assistant Cortana, if I'm unlucky enough to qualify for her presence.
judging by the language used, she'd been approached by some sharp (...)-chasers, elsewhere known as "litigation service providers" (no lawyers, God forbid, nosir).
I thought waterboarding was the preferred deterrent? Or was it keeling?
we will get it in the end. A day of bad news to bury the news here, a concession there... we'll get there. That's what we're paid for.
"she thinks the electorate are thick"
She's right, electorate, in general, in any political system, are thick. At least the mainstream, which votes you in or out, and this is what counts. No subtlety needed.
about the sexist images by the article, which imply that all that light work is done by smiling, middle-to-upper class photoshopped models. Can I have, like, I dunno... an Isis state-thingy bearded warrior or something instead? A slave boy (no, take that back! - this would be understood literally!). Well, a pizza delivery man, with his crash helmet on? Surely this is not racist or sexist? Or a wrinkly off his hospital bed (that's me!!!!), in his immaculately photoshopped gown, no need to bend or stretch, stiff as a stiff, eh? Not to mention a man of colour, to keep the gender/race ratio as advocated by the current double standards. Better still - two men! No, take that back, say, two WOMAN and a man! Sold!
it can (...) and die. Really
(obviously a fan of a competitive, but good-as-dead brand)
budget should be fine-based. The more they fine, the more they get. But hey, not in this world, eh?
not with 400K resolution (up to), I won't.
+ unspecified damages
And the chance to win "unspecified damages" to Mr Nobody from Nowherebottom are?
"Whether hoax, hack or genuine end-of-life for TrueCrypt, it’s clear that no security-conscious users are going to feel comfortable trusting the software after this debacle. It’s time to start looking for an alternative way to encrypt your files and hard drive."
This might prove that the action by we-known-who to discredit truecrypt (if this is their doing) and move people off this software is working. And the only reason to have discredited truecrypt would be that the software was kosher, has NOT been compromised, and this is, naturally, causing problems to the we-known-who. So, to move people move off it to other, potentially compromised software, is definitely beneficial to the we-know-whom.
That said, my voice might be read as a lame attempt by the agents of the we-known-who to discredit the above discreditation if the we-know-who have, indeed, compromised trucrypt, and therefore, do not want anybody migrating away from it, for obvious reasons.
Either way, any FUD created by the we-know-whom, and to fuck with the logic, is clearly a bonus to them, confusing users, can't make any sense of whom to trust, thus, potentially, risking errors of judgement.
I always find this panic about "less growth" quite ridiculous. As if the numbers of their (happy ;) customers could grow for ever and ever, i.e. embracing all of us, happy UK residents, and then expanding, forever. How about halving their ACTUAL customer base?
Read: we will reduce the total headcount by 50% (due to office duplication), and the survivors will be rewarded by not being fired and will face an exciting opportunity to process 200% workload (IT Engage + iNet).
I'm sure the streamlining is due to make EVERYBODY happy: those to be fired are presented with exciting opportunities for career change, those not to be fired, will have retained their job, and as to the BT... well, it will save a couple of quid, but hey, that's not the main point here, is it?
I strongly disagree: greed will make them sell privacy tool, but the very same greed will make them sell anti-privacy tools, lying through their teeth to their original customer about how much they care for their privacy. The rule is not "thou shall not steal", the rule is "thou shall not get caught", and of course they did get caught, so all they can and try to do is apply "damage limitation" tactics. I don't think it works at all and it's just pathetic to watch this circus of denials, but hey, I don't draw the rules of corporate PR, perhaps somebody in the world is stupid enough to buy this denial shit? Or maybe nobody does, but say well, we have no choice...
what once a prosecutor in a Stalinist country said: "bring me the man, and we will find the law to match his case"
Dear <every world citizen>,
Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah
"... determined to get as far as she can without paying"!?
Methinks this is a huuuuuuge, untapped market there folks! Let's set up a revolutionary business, total like, free model like. And since it's got this huuuuuge potential, we should value this idea at around... let's say, 150 billion. Nah, scrap that, make it a round figure, say, 1 trillion some something. O Come, All Ye Faithful Investors, huuuuge rewards ahoy!!!
uhm... well, I guess it's not gonna happen in my lifetime. eh?
perfect kit to stick your finger where the sun don't shine...