483 posts • joined Wednesday 11th January 2012 18:01 GMT
Hate to break it to you...but the Military M-16 is .223 Caliber...and the M-16 is definitely a "weapon".
But you don't understand.
They're doing it to PROTECT you. Don't you get it?
Probably never, as long as people continue to use all of this lame social networking crap.
Count me out...I prefer surprises anyway.
Beware of these so-called "Expert Witnesses"
I had to sue a former dentist for malpractice, after having to have USD$11,000.00 of reconstructive surgery done on me. Paid out of pocket by me.
My wife took the same scumbag through a similar case, but had to go through the local County Dental Association, (we had to go different routes too numerous to post here). She won her case, and the clown was required to refund the USD$5,000.00 she had spent on "work" he had done on her for a complete set of "caps". The ONLY positive thing the Dental Review Board said about her case was that the "aesthetics" were good, meaning the caps themselves, which he had no part in creating.
ALL of his work was deemed poor, and sub-standard, and even dangerous (she had multiple gum infections because of his "work"). He was sanctioned by the review board, and made to refund the money spent.
My case went through the local County Courts (a jury trial), and it was a sham. I had hired the supposed best legal firm dealing with medical malpractice (claimed they had a 98% win rate) on a contingency basis, so if things did not go my way, I paid them nothing. Good thing, because they didn't. Oh...and because of the law...my wife's case against this prick could not be mentioned during my trial.
I lost my case, due to one of these "Expert Witnesses" for the Dentist, who testified that he "knew I was predisposed to Periodontal Disease, because it ran in my family", even though in cross examining by my attorney, he admitted that he had never seen me before, had no knowledge of my, or my family's dental or medical history, had never seen my, or my family's dental or medical records, and had never examined me, or anyone in my family. He said...and I quote..."I just know." The jury bought this shit hook, line & sinker, and I lost my case. The judge was no better either. He sat on the bench and scoffed at much of my testimony. Another biased scumbag to be sure.
Needless to say, my opinion of the legal system has gone right down the shitter. I have been called for jury duty several times now over the years since my trial, and as soon as I tell the lawyers of my little escapade in their courts, and how much I despise the whole system, I am released from jury duty instantaneously.
So as far as I am concerned, most of these "expert witnesses" are PAID LIARS, and nothing more.
Re: Pairing a device is too complex...
"Frankly I never understood why Bluetooth headset didn't become much more common - "
Simple answer...people look absolutely asinine walking around with those protuberances.
One more P.T. Barnum moment.
Hey...I thought I told you NEVER to call me Shirley!
Re: Not 'users'
True...but having spent 25 years as a Chief Purser for a now defunct airline...and the past 15 years in the IT business as a sysadmin..."stupid is as stupid does" knows no specific industry.
When I was flying, the standard line was "they checked their brain when they checked their luggage". All too true.
The main thing I have found in 50+ years of working in "service industries" is that most, but not all, IT types have no clue about what "customer service" really is.
Well you know...
...there is one very easy way to make sure your personal information isn't snooped on by governments on any of these lame social networking sites like Farcebook.
DON'T USE ANY OF THEM FFS.
And this only really matters...
...if one gives a Rat's Arse about LinkdIn in the first place...which many people do not.
Re: Good old Ryanair
If I have to.
There...fixed it for you.
Yahoo! ordered! to! get! on! with! Microsoft! Search! rollout! in! Asia!
Re: Good old Ryanair
I would WALK before ever flying his crap airline.
It just works.
"Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered in JERSEY – boffins"
So the Commentards referring to "Jersey Shore" are most likely from the US...and have no clue about where the piece is ACTUALLY talking about.
And besides...they are really in Washington, D.C.
Re: How many ads can be sold globally.....
What I would like to know is just who clicks on these ads in the first place?
I refuse to use ANY of these lame social networking sites, so I have never seen their ads, but the ads that do appear in the few applications I have on my smartphone are totally ignored by moi. Never, ever clicked on one yet, and will never do so.
A coincidence perhaps?
"President Obama Vetoes ITC Ban On iPhone, iPads; Apple Happy, Samsung Not"
But..."Obama Lets ITC Ruling Stand, Some Samsung Phones Banned"
Ahhh...@jake..."But sex-mad? Absolutely not..."
And you have personal knowledge of Steve's sexual exploits how?
You claim "I knew Steve personally..." So just how personally DID you know him? Hmmm?
Re: Many tools for the job?
"...-- and Microsoft isn't going to fund actual education."
Ahhh...you would be wrong.
"As one of the largest software vendors in the world, Microsoft Corporation provides financial resources for educational institutions, faculty, and students. These include donations of software, technology services, curriculum, training, internships, and scholarships, as well as cash awards. Microsoft education grants are available to K-12 and higher-education institutions worldwide."
"“It’s one of these rare weird things you see in Southern California,” Chace said."
Doesn't that describe that vast majority of life forms in California? Especially on dry land?
Re: Kiss and tell tramp
Wow! A news flash. Steve Jobs was a megalomaniac scumbag. WHAT a surprise.
I think a LOT of people already knew this.
So just how much of a Narcissist do you have to be...
...to put a picture of yourself on your posts? A huge one, apparently.
Funny how people who knew him liked him and people who never knew or even met him hated him.
This might have something to do with it:
"Writing for the New York Times, Andrew Sorkin was puzzled that he couldn’t find any evidence that Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, had given away any part of his significant $8.3 billion personal wealth. What he did find is that when Jobs returned to his old company in 1997, he canceled Apple’s philanthropic programs and they have remained dormant ever since.
Sorkin explained: “None of this is meant to judge Mr. Jobs. I have long been a huge admirer of Mr. Jobs…because of the enormous positive impact his products have had by improving the lives of millions of people through technology…. But the lack of public philanthropy by Mr. Jobs…raises some important questions about the way public views business and business people at a time when some ‘millionaires and billionaires’ are criticized for not giving back enough while others like Mr. Jobs are lionized.”
He then compares Jobs’ stinginess to the generosity of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in establishing a foundation to “enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty” around the world. The unstated question to Mr. Jobs in Sorkin’s article is: Why not you, Mr. Jobs?"
And I particularly like this part:
"Part of the answer may be that Jobs feels he can make a better contribution to reducing poverty by making Apple more successful through its innovative technological breakthroughs".
Sure ended HIS poverty.
Re: Bit over the top
Playmobil, or they don't exist.
Re: A witch! A witch!
Sorry to put a damper on your intended repast...but the STAKE (nee steak) and FAGOTS (nee FAGGOTS) @ Pen-y-gors was referring to...would be used to COOK your meal...not be the entree'.
fag·ot - noun \ˈfa-gət\
Definition of FAGOT
: bundle: as
a : a bundle of sticks
b : a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling or hammering at high temperature
OK...everyone back to work. The English lesson is over now.
"Tesla has provided more details about the fire, ...the car "performed as it was designed to do.""
And that would be bursting into flames when it runs over some large object?
Is it possible to order a Tesla WITHOUT that option? Hmmm?
Your words coming back to haunt you Stevie & Timmy?
"During the Q4 Apple earnings call, Cook addressed words spoken by Steve Jobs in the past regarding a 7-inch tablet:
On comments that Steve made before about 7 inch tablets, let me be clear, we would not make one of the 7 inch tablets, we don’t think they’re good products, we’d never make one.
In case you’re wondering what Steve Jobs said about the 7-inch form factor, here’s his original quote:
7-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad. ….7-Inch tablets are dead on arrival.
Jobs had more to say in his day about the smaller tablet:
While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done expensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this stuff.
There are clear limits of how close you can place physical elements on a touch screen, before users cannot reliably tap, flick or pinch them. This is one of the key reasons we think the 10-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. "
"Given the expected level of idiotic driving one would expect from the average Audi driver, "
@ Loyal Commenter
Which is like saying that ALL commentards here are highly intelligent individuals...like vous mayhaps? Hmmm?
MORE crap floating around in space...just what we need...NOT!
"'Due to a lapse in intelligence, the US federal government has shut down"
There...fixed it for you.
You know...the more you post here...the more of an arse you make of yourself.
You are quite obviously totally clueless when it comes to the subject of CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Back under your rock bozo.
Re: Two years ago?
"They alienated existing users. Especially those with playbooks. (I'm glad I resisted the temptation)"
I did not resist the temptation...and am one of many who were extremely hacked off when Old Thorsten baby pulled the plug on BB10 for the PB...after "assuring" owners that RIM would indeed make it available.
After that, I wouldn't own ANY BB devices, even if they did turn the company around...which will never happen.
"Perfect job opening for 3 wise monkeys"
Sorry...they're already engaged at the CIA.
Re: Why Worry? Change is Natural. Status Quo Situations Create Problematic...
"You have an awesome lot to learn about what can be done today, by a few, [who may at any time or place in space choose to be more than just a few whenever they share what they be doing] for a different tomorrow,..."
So how did that "Arab Spring" thing turn out? That ended up OK...didn't it? Everyone got what they were after.
You're right Timmy...you don't make junk. Just ask your cat.
Even Cats like the new premium iPhoneS.
So much for the crack "security" of the finger(paw)print reader.
Re: Colour me unsurprised
"Although it does make one wonder what the hell is going on when features that are so CORE to the product are the ones that go wrong."
Nothing new here. Apple has been using its customers as Beta Testers for years. Why should anything change now with Boy Wonder 6 feet under?
Re: Slow to release
Pity it's 2 YEARS late to the game, oh well.
There...fixed it for you.
...thought they were.
They have several robots there right now motoring around, shouldn't take them too many years to get the Anthropoidnaut up and flying.
More unbiased opinions...
...from people SELLING commercial cloud services.
Have to agree with you.
Corporate Boards are supposed to oversee what their "employees" (CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, etc.) do in the performance of their jobs.
It is up the the Board to make sure that these folks don't screw things up, and if they do, then the Board should either call them in on the carpet, or get rid of them.
BUT...and it is a BIG BUT...due to the incestuous nature of corporate boards around the planet...there is very little...if any...true oversight.
And if someone IS given their walking papers for a major screw-up...they fairly rapidly re-appear on some other corporate board...to start the process all over again.
Hey...there's PLENTY more to come.
"Surely nobody – not even the most avid fanboi – now believes that Jobs left "four years of new products" in the pipeline, as his biographer Walter Isaacson reported in 2011. Assuming Isaacson was inspecting Apple's lab in 2010, the first "three years" will soon be up. Which raises the question: is anything left?"
What about the iWatch? iTV anyone? Surely to be announced VERY soon...won't they? We're all on the collective edge of our seats waiting. I know Steve wants it that way. Why else would he have left 4 years worth of new products for his successors? He did do that...didn't he?
And as for "...most people look no further than some model of iPhone or some model of Galaxy S when choosing a phone." It's been Motorola and/or LG since 1994 for me. Never...ever...considered Apple or Samsung.
Re: This article reads a bit like
Only one slight problem with Apple's description of this.
"The authentication system features a redesigned home button and a metal sensor ring around it. Apple's promotional blurb explains: "[The sensor] uses advanced capacitive touch to take, in essence, a high-resolution image of your fingerprint from the sub-epidermal layers of your skin."
Your fingerprints are a part of the epidermal layer of your skin. Try consulting a medical dictionary next time Apple.
Re: Oh not to worry Brazil...
My...my...my...looks like there are 24 folks (& counting) who can't face up to the realities of life. Poor bastards.
And I never said I was in favor of spying...but it has been going on ever since the monkeys started walking upright...and isn't EVER going to stop.
So for you 24 downvoters. Have a Farcebook account? How about Twatter? Use G-mail at all? Signed up with LinkedIn by any chance? Do you have ANY cell phone? Do you use a computer? (obvious answer on the last one).
If you answered yes to ANY of the above questions...well guess what? Someone...somewhere...is most likely tracking what you are doing. And when you don't KNOW they are tracking you...that's called SPYING children. ROTFLMAO.
Oh not to worry Brazil...
...EVERYONE is spying on EVERYONE else. Just get used to it.
Re: He's right. @ GitMeMyShootinIrons
"For someone of an esteemed background to lower himself to the gutter level, I find it disappointing and childish."
But this self-absorbed dimbulb does this ALL the time. This is not anything new.
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