2011 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
If it's as good as their watch it will be crap.
Old Boys Network
If I remember correctly Kim Philby got his job on the say so of one of the top security Knobs because 'he knew his people'.
It just goes to show how ingrained this kind of thing is and how so many of the top jobs go to those in 'favour' 'friends' 'advisors' etc
They try and tell you this kind of thing doesn't happen but increasingly in the upper echelons this is being promoted. Jobs for the Boys, old school tie, friend of the family, mates....
To top it all they are trying to select Tony Blairs son to stand for a Labour safe seat in the next election.
Nepotism at its worst especially when you consider Kinnocks son has also got into the act.
They are all at it, establishment established practices.
Re: Fair dues...
No one buys them.
Having been a victim
Having been a victim of lost luggage on a short break to Greece, my luggage holidayed somewhere in Spain for 5 days before being returned to me the day before my break ended, it would have made no difference to me knowing where my bag was. I still didn't have the bag.
On the plus side there was the compensation...... Paid for the holiday and a few new items of clothes.
A spy satellite is a spy satellite.
Agreed, they know everything, these figures are being used to placate the population into believing there are controls in place.
We all know there are none.
Did they not?
Did they not consider testing them?
Previous battery snaffu's were relatively easy to rectify, unclip the old one and replace with a new one.
Built in is a little more complicated, replacement please.
Re: Finally some sense!
He's been inside long enough to claim remission of sentence.
He may be entitled to a little compensation though.
20 million would be fair I think.
Re: Could not have timed it better
The point of this will be?
Won't make a difference if someone is already living on Mars.
You do realise that he is not dead, he is just in hiding and lives next door to Elvis.
Re: population growth
They breed like rabbits in my house........... No wonder they all have smiley faces.
Anyone remember that loss making French Tyre factory that had to close down due to lack of productivity.
Some American was asked to put it right and get the business into profitability.
The French Unions vetoed every idea he put forward.
Slightly longer working week? Non.
Cut back on breaks? Non.
Up productivity? Non.
Weekend working? Non.
Increase in shift hours? Non.
The average worker in the factory attended 5 days a week, 7 hours per day.
During each 7 hour working day he had 2x coffee breaks of 30 mins and a 2 hour lunch break.
Total productive time was less than 4 hours per day because another 20 minutes was wasted getting back from the breaks.
So the average 'working day' at the coal face so to speak was 3 hours 40 minutes or the equivalent to 18 hours and 20 minutes.
It's only because they are so paranoid.
Another wind-up story.
Just like the NSA and GCHQ
Rubbish, just poor airmanship and an excuse to mitigate the insurance payout.
Re: And people complain about the ... @JiatcH
I wouldn't worry about Amazon in the same light as the NSA or GCHQ.
When they send me 'recommendations' or what interests me they never get it right, most of the time they recommend what I have already purchased and at other time they come up with the most bizarre suggestions.
Amazon intel is severely lacking.
I've heard it all before, 'breakthrough' 'revolutionise' 'wonder product' etc etc
Then in the next breath they will state 'we can see this reaching the market in say 2055, it will be amazing'.
Don't hold your breath.
Fantastic new for all 23 owners of the handsets.
I'm more concerned about how the US has an influence in it, at least China and Russia are more up front about their interest in taking over the world. The US is just more underhand but has the same goals.
Probably looking in the wrong direction, am I right in assuming Samsung slabs are made in China?
Re: Next up..... Increase in big business profit
Increase in big business profit, increase in big business tax avoidance, decrease in the amount of tax big business pays.
I'd have no problem with this if Microsoft, Google, Apple and their ilk actually paid a fair amount of tax. They don't so why should I subsidise them?
Re: "Someone must pay a cost".
We all do, not only the fact that we pay for the service, but we have to put up with terms and conditions that we have no control or say over, we also have to put up with price rises without real consent (it's in the one sided terms and conditions) and to top it all, we never get the speeds or service we are promised.
It wouldn't be so bad, the fact that we pay, we don't mind paying, as customers that's what we are happy to do, but the least the ISPs could do is come good on the promises of speed and when we pay for unlimited it should be a proper definition of unlimited without any caveats.
I think it looks as if some back handed deals are going on.... Also I always thought that the accused is allowed to see all the evidence against him or how else can he defend himself?
Isn't it funny that the US is screaming out against Putin and the Crimea when they can't even get their own house in order when it comes down to justice.
Looking for cheaper labour to maximise the profit, it was only a matter of time.
Watch out if you are a gardener...
Re: Iraqi wasn't a threat - wow!
The USA would see a threat in an empty room.
Re: Stay tuned...
In 10 years time he will be a foot note on Wikipedia.... Died in an unexplained car crash 2014.
Just like politics, people tend to have short memories.
I knew it, it's all about the money.....
Re: Transparent display?
You mean they have patented a window?
Strange, my son used to enjoy chewing the corners...
Humans just have different tastes.
Perhaps not just in China?
Is this why Bing is not the search engine of choice, because it doesn't give any?
Re: As much as I loved Star wars
I concur, however now that Disney is in charge expect music and dancing and laughter.....
Star Wars will be happy, clappy and a great musical comedy, perhaps even an 'Annie' in space, especially going on what the young characters are supposed to be.
The limiting factor of all these kind of watches is how long they last between charges. Unless they develop a battery technology that will make it last at least six months between charges I'll stick with my auto winder.
I'd just get annoyed having to charge it every day or every other day, weekly or even monthly.
Still the round one looks a little more stylish though.
It would have to be £100-150 to qualify for a cheap phone. Less memory coupled with a high price just makes it less desirable.
If the cover had guns, explosions, people being shot and mutilated and blown up there would be no problem, but dare show a sliver of tittie and the American moral police will come after you.
Was doing some contract work in one last week, lots of people sitting in armchairs waiting for their cars to be serviced, must have been 15-20 people.
Average age 70.
Does this say something about why Toyota are wanting to buy into Apple?
Would charge me for bring my phone with me, charge me to use my phone, charge me to switch off my phone, charge me......
So it's not such a bad deal on United is it?
Re: 1000 Users!
Maybe that's why Apple offer the upgrades for free now?
If it's free, you can't complain you aren't getting your money's worth or you are being ripped off?
Do you think Apple leaked a false story about larger tablets just so Samsung would go down this blind alley?
Re: A test case perhaps?
Maybe the law should say 'using a device while being held in your hand'.
Firstly it would encompass a fair amount of deviant behaviour and secondly it would be less than distracting to remove it from your trousers, or pockets.
Why would you drive somewhere using a satnav, leaving the said device in you pocket?
Re: Setting precedence
'Life of Brian' anyone?
Oh how these double standards offend me...
Seriously though, are we going to enter an era where it becomes a criminal offence to offend?
Too late perhaps?
I'd expect to see this kind of thing in the Mail.
Did she try to apply online?
Re: They might reduce the cost of the OS
They have to differentiate between a low cost and a high cost device, the only way they can do this is screen size and quality. While low cost hardware such as drives, processors, memory do pretty much everything you want, the difference between a poor screen and a good screen is not the cost the manufacturer buys it for but the mark up they can make from it.
Re: When are they going to get it in their thick skulls...
They can give it away for free, but that doesn't mean people will want it.
I thought the Dark Ages and the Inquisition ended years ago.
Still it's not a surprise is it when it comes from people who believe women are worth less than men, where honour murders prevail and where education for women is frowned upon.
Thank goodness not all Muslims are the same and that many are more enlightened than this, but it will take a million years to change the mindset of the most hardened.
'So it's suddeny fun to gratuitously mock...'
Sort of personifies what is wrong with political correctness.
Re: Wrong expectations
Not about enforcement.
It's all about everyone involved in apps, from the developers through to the store that sells them working together to gradually erode our perception of privacy.
Little by little they push the boundaries of what is right and proper, hoping that the public either won't notice or will 'get used' to the little tweaks they make. Facebook is a prime example. There is a big difference in perspective of a radical overhaul where a company states 'we will harvest and then we will sell all of the data we hold on you' to inch by inch movements over a period of years like the erosion on a granite rock.
It is in all their interests not to make a fuss because it is all to their benefit. Don't look the gift horse in the mouth is the motto.
They give the perception of enforcement, but they don't actually enforce as it is not in their interest to do so.
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