My favourite part after having spent 2 years in Oz was my arrival and landing back at Manchester.
2109 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Yeah, Fake Calls
The 999 system here is abused a lot, if they use Twitter for emergency calls the poor Japanese will be up and down their hillsides like mountain goats.
There is also a chance that the emergency message never gets read having disappeared in a morass of inane boring, insignificant and self important posts from people who have inane, boring and insignificant self important lives.
Maybe it is a sign that people are becoming bored with social media, or they have all been arrested by the Chinese authorities for making the wrong kind of comments?
Though its pretty much the same as Facebook statistics.
Fantastic, I can now play SimCity!
But how will a driverless delivery truck knock on your door to tell you the delivery has arrived?
Re: Operators Licence?
You have to remember one thing here, in Britain we tend to follow all the rules sent down to us by the law makers.
Johnny Foreigner on the other side of the channel tends to stick his finger up in the air and shout Je t'encule les rosbifs!
Re: Could insourcing be the real cause of the decline of IT support services?
Absolutely, the decline is the result of businesses failing to invest in home grown talent because they can get it a few pence cheaper on the other side of the world.
The really sad point behind this is that the university education system here in Britain produces some of the best graduates in the world who are then unable to get a job or have to take on a job that bears no relationship to the studies they have undertaken.
Government policy could change this by insisting Government contracts can only be given to those who keep at least 80% of jobs within these shores. Instead they feed this outsourcing problem by taking the lowest common denominator which never actually fulfils the contract because the services are of such poor quality.
Every Government for the last 50 years has been responsible for selling off or allowing to be sold off our industries. The younger generations, the children of this country are being failed by these politicians and the politicians should be ashamed. Bunch of cretins that they are.
Wages are so low here I'd not be surprised if the country was being eyed up as an alternative manufacturing and outsourcing zone.
Re: Easy modelling
Yes but if like me you have tried to play the game for three days without success, the sea rise modelling will be too late as it will already have happened.
Granted, but did anyone nip round to the low lying Pacific Islands and ask the inhabitants there if they thought they were losing a bit of beach?
Somehow I don't think that Global communications were of such great quality in that time period that anyone else was asked if they had a problem?
Re: I'm not a fan of the surface devices
Not upgrading, just realising how limited the RT is and deciding to off load it to some unsuspecting schmuck.
A clip on speaker? Almost like a Bluetooth ear piece? Except that it is bulky, everyone can hear both sides of the conversation and doesn't match the outfit. Hmmm
I really have to think of something bizarre and make money out of fools that believe it possible. I know I'm going to invent an invisibility cloak! Now give me your money.
That's just like a gentle tap on the back of a hand. Small pocket change, the legal system must be seen to be doing something, but really they are being let off.
Why not a link to a web data base ((Facebook perhaps) and with facial recognition and tagging that will automatically pull up compromising or naked pictures of who you are looking at. Of course the software will necessitate a male female filter just in case.
Now where can I buy one.
Re: I smell fudge!
Not a fudge just a minor manipulation of figures to get the answer they desire
In common parlance it's called 'being fixed'.
Re: Or... more likely ...
This is just the beginning, how long before a public lynching?
Or the first case of a pair of GG having to be removed from someone's throat or rectum?
Delivered today, impossible to play as it continually requests that I install the game. After 4 hours of trying I gave up, went back at midnight, still nothing.
Have decided to return the Game and already printed out the return label to Amazon.
Re: Lithium chemistry is problematical!
Sounds like they got a job lot of used Sony and Dell laptop batteries on the cheap.
At 25,000 feet above the Pacific this would have been a problem....
It all depends on what kind of usage limits the children have. That's down to parental responsibility. If you just leave them to it without supervision don't be surprised if they learn nothing except the lyrics from a Bieber song.
And they wonder why employees turn up to work armed to the teeth and start shooting?
Re: Where to go?
Apple invest in their own screen production plant using some of the small change from their stash of cash and make their own. Sharp and Samsung lose 30% of their screen income.
Not that would be a story.
They found this 'problem' and then produced a marketable phone/ firewall!
In the real world is this really an issue or is this just scare mongering to help sell a product?
Amazing technology but utterly useless for cooling a beer.
Now if they could invent the portable instant beer chiller........ That would be cool.
He has a point about privacy
You might also find that Google Glasses becomes synonymous with being a pervert.
It probably wont be long before the headlines might read, 'man found filming girls wearing GGlasses' or something far worse.
Laws will be passed banning their use in the workplace, public areas etc.
There will be random mob attacks on people wearing glasses because of the slightest suspicion that they are up to no good.
Finally the Daily Mail,will campaign to ban them completely.
Governments all over the world would love to do be able to do this. How long before many get their way?
Re: Fine, but......
.... where does the money actually go ?
Goes into paying the expense accounts of all the Eurocrats.
Hand print recognition on a cashpoint. I hope it comes with a role of handy wipes.
On any given day, 80% of population pick their noses, 59% do not wash their hands after going to the toilet, 30% are contagious with colds, flu and the norovirus and they are just a few of the ailments that you are likely to pick up.
Tax cyclists, not only do they breath more but they hold up cars, forcing drivers to accelerate past them increasing CO2.
Tax caravans as they create more CO2 with their gas bottles and the increased fuel consumption towing them.
Tax sex, increased laboured breathing during and then having the munchies afterwards using up vital resources .
Tax going for a sh*t for the production of greenhouse gasses and the loss of work productivity.
Tax tax just to be pedantic about it.
Poacher turned Gamekeeper perhaps?
Here in the UK we have this merry go round
We see the migratory CEO phenomenon, but not within the same company. It's usually CEO' s employed by the public sector local authorities and banks who get massive payouts when they fail in their role, then the old boys network picks them up and finds them a similar job in the industry, pays them ridiculous amounts of money even with their poor track records. Their reputation is then 'bigged up' until they fail again and walk away with a massive payout and perks. Cue the merry go round again, and again and again.
New Zealand judges generally have the balls to say it as it is, but sadly I think there has been a bit of political pressure from very high up brought to bear on this case.
I'm sure that when it gets to the next stage of appeal the higher court will do what is right and demand ALL the evidence.
Face it, if they are allowed to get away with this then the USA need only point a finger and say 'we got evidence so send him here' and that will be that, New Zealand the next new state to join after the UK admission.
Here in the UK our judges lack the balls to stand up for what is right and it would be nice to see NZ stick two fingers up and tell the US to FO.
Re: One thing for certain...
They say it will take until 2016, then in June 2013 there will be a press release to tell the world something amazing is on its way, right here right now, and hey presto they will unveil it a few weeks later.
It's not what you would call pocket money is it?
Just a tad more will get you an Air, just a tad less will get you a very well specced Win 8 machine.
So tell me why you would want to buy one?
Get a better phone and buy a quality cover.
Re: I have to admire his honesty
"On behalf of the entire Groupon Board, I want to thank Andrew for his leadership, his creativity and his deep loyalty to Groupon."
With a nice big pay off for failing with a failing concept.
This was forecast
This was forecast when they started, an unsustainable business model that does not make profit but increases losses year after year.
One interesting thought, how much do those at the top put in their pockets, bet the directors are getting nice bonuses and drive expensive cars. Still when it fails I am sure they will be protected, but I bet those who had already bought vouchers and the businesses that bought into the scheme will be the ones out of pocket.
Re: What's new
I will assume advertisers will not plague the site, unless they find a way to eke out a return from the afterlife?
Faster than a speeding bullet
The decline and fail of the Nook.
Re: how cruel
I wouldn't be surprised if after April everything is off shored.
It's a big ask that it will only work with Samsung, so where does that leave the Bring Your Own brigade? Will your Boss require you to upgrade your phone to a Samsung?
A cross platform approach would be much better and they already exist.
Many glasses wearers have been trying to get away from wearing them, look at the popularity of laser eye surgery and even contact lenses.
Now if Google can adapt it to contact lenses then they are onto a winner. If not, the invention will again be a postscript in history just like the other attempts.
Re: From somewhere behind the sofa
It was the Cybermen that did for me...
The question now is not what they have done, but what they have done to fix it?
Are they now trustworthy or not?
The BBC used to be impartial, but now it is Officered by the socialist middle classes BBC News and opinion can be taken with a pinch of salt as you would do with news bulletins in South American banana republics and those of dictatorships in Africa.
They are pro socialist/communist and against anyone who would dare to expose their Empire.
What do you expect
If they can't get their annual pay rise, courtesy of the block by Cameron they will have to find alternative avenues to increase their bank balances.
PC disposals of PC equipment
I'm sure the council have a politically correct disposal system in place whereby the computers are sent to Nigeria or Asia for disposal of parts. Of course the council will pay a third party to collect and dispose of the items, the third party will then provide the council with an income, usually no more than 3% of the profits.
Although this guy was a 'thief' he was actually saving them money, and if they have been enlightened, which most councils are not, they could have gone 50/50 on the profits. It would also have saved the parts being dismantled by child labour on the Africa or Asian continent.
He should have put the business proposal to them, that was his mistake.
Re: New megahertz wars
With power like that will the battery come in a backpack?
Re: To be fair...
It's pressure from advertisers, 'hey Google, you'd better remove any addon that prevents my ads from being seen or else I'll spend my money elsewhere!"
The fact that 190,000,000 users downloaded the app makes no difference, Google needs the revenue it gets from the advertising community.
Technology is not one of his strong points, softly down to his age.