1871 posts • joined Tuesday 4th October 2011 20:11 GMT
Re: Doubling? Did I miss something? Yes you did.
The original card was for 20 journeys, if you worked Mon-Fri and didn't travel at weekends it would last 4 working weeks.
The new card is a 7 day pass so over the same period you would need to buy an extra two passes to get you through 4 working weeks, a total of £48.
Or if you divided it up into single journeys it would be £1.10 against £1.71 per journey.
It is as they claim 'better value' could they please come to a televised forum and explain why?
Obviously it has been introduced to increase revenue at the expense of travellers......
In Brazil the Government quickly changed its mind over the fare increases there, it just depends on how strongly you feel about it and if you want to protest.
Some people see the word 'free or cheap storage' and then really abuse the system.
90% of the photographs are just stored snaps that over the course of a year or two are pretty much forgotten and not looked at or ever used.
These storage facilities then become dustbins and filled to over flowing with crap.
In the old days, the crap you'd accumulate, including photos that never developed properly were sorted and thrown out. However now some people think they need to store everything.
The Cloud providers can't keep adding and expanding their storage indefinitely, it's up to people using it to be sensible.
If they had to store it on their own hard drives they might be a bit moe discerning.
Re: No win
If Americans all changed over to cars that manage a minimum of 33 miles to the gallon, if the Chinese stopped building coal fires power stations, if the Indonesians stopped slash and burn, if wood burning stoves wee banned in India, if Australians stopped digging out minerals, if farmers stopped field run off into rivers, if fracking had not been invented, if the world population was put on birth control, if if if if if if if if if ....
Then we might have a chance.
Simple solution to this has been around for years, just write a letter.
When they develop an electric car that has a range of 500 miles at 80mph and does this on two Duracell AA batteries I will buy one. Until then I will continue polluting the atmosphere.
Re: Ironic that
What is really ironic is that the country that is supposed to protect the individual, promote freedom of speech and guarantee their privacy and freedom of expression , namely the USA is a backdoor oppressor of these rights.
The worst part is that it is all underhand and without transparency. They can't very well criticise other regimes now can they because they have become a regime and all with the collusion of big business in the name of security.
When they outsource and bring in foreign workers, those workers are not paid in the currency and country they are working in.
These workers are paid in their country of origin and in the currency of their origin and at a lower rate hence the 'cheap labour'. Also save an inordinate amount of tax.
Disinformation/misinformation just for the sake of a headline?
Re: If you think data on a server you don't own is safe....
You'd have thought that the Dutch company would have got in contact with Dotcom and asked if he wanted his data or not. It is not as if they could not find him to contact him.
I doubt it was US preseure but I find it most odd, unless they are trying to cover up something they have been party to.
Re: Would you allow someone wearing these Video Cameras
Lol, never happen, it is becoming an offence to take photographs at school sports days and Christmas plays. Only official school photographs are allowed in many schools. Even parents are now becoming conditioned by fear of being accused that they no longer take pictures.
What a world we live in.
Misdirection, misinformation, disinformation
It's a way to take the heat off the NSA and change the headlines in the paper.
The Government will give in
The statistics they produce will be massaged and cleansed
The public will get the figures
The Government will claim transparency
But will we or should we believe them?
No you are wrong.
Look at a map of Africa, then note all the straight lines used to show the borders of each country.
Note that there are an abnormal number of straight borders.
Now blame the colonial powers, France, UK, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Portugal.
They were the ones that arbitrarily drew the straight lines without any regard or consideration the the people of Africa.
Next blame all the despots that rule the African countries.
Don't blame the tribes or the mobile phone.
Re: stop reading a bit early, did we?
Actually no, It was a facetious (flippant) comment that crops up from time to time here.
You need to chill and put your less serious head on, and don't forget to watch out for someone sitting behind you with a desktop gaming rig the next time you sip your latte in Starbucks.
I despair I really do, where has the humour gone?
I'm not even going to downvote you because frankly it's not worth the effort.
Gosh I've just realised, you are American are you not, that explains it.
Watch your back my friend, never ever joke about equality on here, there are too many wishy washy liberal lefty sandal wearing bearded tree huggers on here.
Rest assured that you will only encounter downvotes between the hours of 10.30am-3.30pm because that's when the Politically Correct Public Servants are at their desks surfing the web.
Why would you want to ask any questions about it?
It would be like watching England in the World Cup.
You start off full of hope and optimism.
Then you get ground into the dirt and spend the next few years dreaming of what could have been.
I'm off to the pub, there are better things to do with my time.
So other than being hacked without knowing about it by the NSA, you'd need to be in the vicinity of the person and their hotspot, load up your laptop or desktop that has top graphics card and then hang around for around an hour to crack the password having downloaded a dictionary.
However wouldn't using other symbols and numbers or none words make life a lot harder and negate the use of the dictionary?
Not a spectacular looker, but on the face of it, it does look polished. Ok, so there are a few less features that an S4 but who uses them all anyway.
Not a bad effort if the battery stands up to abuse and use. My favourite hardware feature is the built in phone home to China chip. You'll always know where it is, brilliant.
Greatest false statements of the 21st Century
It's not malware
We don't see the point of a start button
We are not tax avoiders
I was just following the rules
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
The Sun @h3
The fact that the Sun is the most read paper in Britain in indicative of the of the education system which has been dumbed down over the past 40 years by successive left wing Governments with the collusion of the teaching profession, who instead of aspiring to be better, dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.
Don't blame Murdoch for it, he's just the businessman who found a market for it.
An example was hearing a History teacher telling a class the evacuation from Dunkirk happened in WW1.
Re: Getting on a bit
Will it come with a Zimmer frame and a bottle of wrinkle cream?
Re: If it's not Sue Perkins
Needs a political edge to it.
What about John Prescot for comedy value.
Harriet Harman for PC correctness.
Nick Clegg for Eco correctness
Ed Miliband to represent the disabled
David Cameron because he will need a new job in 2015.
They are already doing it, but they need to get some legitimate/illegitimate laws into place as soon as possible before they are outed in the media by a whistle blower.
Though Prism was bad enough
Monitoring device in my kettle in case of spillage?
Monitoring device in my toaster in case of burnt toast?
Monitoring device in my shoes in case of trippage?
Monitoring device in my pants in case of follow through?
They should open them next door to the £ Pound shop.
Might sell more Surfaces if they were stocked in the £ shop.
Here we go again
Here we go again, lets not tell anyone what it is until we fix it, in a few months time.
Yahoo, yippie Kai Yay!
Re: That all the worlds got? @Moeluk
I love it too, judging by the negative reaction from Fandroids who insist on buying Samsung phones with features that scream at you but don't perform, the design has hit the spot.
The reaction is a barometer.
The greater the negative reaction from Fandroids is an indicator that the iPhone has hit the sweet spot again.
Jealous rage baby, jealous rage.
I heard a box of two hundred fell off the back of a delivery van during transit.
They were all handed in.
Re: Don't get too excited @Gordon 10
Yes but terrorist activity is lower BECAUSE the IRA are not waging a campaign anymore.
Appears to have been a run on toilet paper, with all the sh*t that's flying around.
Re: But that was yesterday...@florida1920
Not that they could get through to them....
All you important stuff with us, we never let you down, nothing can ever go wrong........
'I told you not to use the kettle!'
The BBC tend to lie to everyone when it's all about self preservation.
MP' are just the same, they lie too when it's all about self preservation.
Having spent many many holidays on my Gandmothers farm as a child I became a dab hand at milking cows, and
having dealt with real cows, their foibles, attitudes to milking and occasional grumpiness and foot stomping I think the idea is a stroke of genius. It's so much safer for the children than a real one. Instead of a minefield of red tape and compliance with Health and Safety legislation, he only needs to have the thing PAT tested.
It was the geese that gave me nightmares, they never took to me.......... I really don't like them you know.
There is always someone who will jump onto the political correctness bandwagon, someone who will find offence in some comment or situation.
These are people who just go out of their way to find offence in some form or another without looking into the context of the situation.
While such things should never be condoned the rule of common sense should be applied, but unfortunately the PC thought police are now firmly established.
Yesterday I heard a woman speaking on Radio 4 who wanted to take the Bank of England to court for not having enough women represented on the back of bank notes. Her tone, the way she made her point did her no favours.
There are more important things to protest in this world.
It doesn't matter where you live, what nationality you are you will be subject to American Law, even if you have broken no laws in the country of your residence.
The only country that has shown any backbone and has said no to them recently has been New Zealand.
Having travelled to Germany while my case took a holiday in Spain might have been avoided.
Nothing worse than being the last person standing at the carousel waiting, as it stops and watching as the cleaners come and and start sweeping the floor.
HOW TO CIRCUMVENT THE SAFEGUARDS
NSA: hi GCHQ You might want to ask us if we have any information on Abdul Smith.
GCHQ: hi NSA, do you have any information on Abdul Smith?
NSA: Come to think of it, yes we do, would you like it?
GCHQ: yes please NSA.
10 minutes later.
NSA: hi GCHQ, do you have any information on Abdul Smith?
GCHQ: what a coincidence that you ask, we do, would you like it?
NSA: Now that would be fantastic GCHQ, yes please.
How to circumvent the safeguards.
Confused? They try to make you.
Re: How ironic
Yes, and you must never embarrass the people in charge, they don't like it at all.
Re: "... grist ....tea leaves and dove's entrails ..."
He's making a meal of it because he has no idea what will be announced, he has to fill in the white space with something, anything...
No point in speculating, Apple only 'leak' information for their own benefit, it's all choreographed. Don't ever thing the leaks are ever 'accidental', they play their cards close to their chest.
Let's just see what they come up with, there will be plenty to slag them off with on Monday.
Re: Sadly @TheVogon
'You know Xbox One already broke Pre-Order records, right?'
Yes but they didn't know the terms and conditions until today!
Once you get to a certain age
I used to love fixing my old Alfa Romeo when I was 18, messing with twin carbs,, adding an Ansa exhaust alloy wheels. Getting it to go faster, making it louder.....
Then one day I wanted more comfort, a quieter car, got fed up with oil dripping on my drive, getting rid of rust....
I just wanted something that was quick, quiet, worked and was so reliable that I just needed it serviced once in a while.
That is the target market for the iPhone, it's for the 'been there done that and had a wild time, got a,career, a new car, a house, now I've got kids I want things to work and be frustration free' market.
I visited London last week, after a 20 year break and reminded myself why I left. Once you get to a certain age....... I don't need that kind od S*** any more.
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