242 posts • joined Monday 6th February 2012 09:57 GMT
Re: Outsourcing does not equal offshoring
"With over 11,000 employees and sixteen centres in the UK and offshore centres in India and Poland, Capita is one of the largest companies of its kind."
That doesn't mean anything. They could have 10,998 employees in 14 centres in India, and a bloke called Dave in Shrewsbury occasionally ringing Petr in Warsaw to make sure that he's not too lonely!
Re: Not looking too good
That's because Valve and Steam have sales with incredible regularity - games of a certain age are guaranteed to be sold at a price that reflects their actual value in these events, rather than the hugely inflated prices of the console games. Impulse purchases at £45 a pop don't happen, but at sub £10 Steam makes huge sales. That is why you don't hear Steam user complaints - if you wait long enough, it gets sold at a huge discount. This doesn't happen with 'new' (but ancient) console games.
When you pay less than £7 for a game in this event, you don't have to consider any lost 'resale' value due to the account-only feature inherent in Steam. I can count on my litle fingers the number of games I've been able to buy through Xbox Live for a similar price (and that was by exploiting a US site sale to get MGS 2+3 rather than Xbox uk).
If Live will emulate Steam with these sales is yet to be seen, but I'm going to guess that they won't.
That is why you don't hear Steam user complaints - if you wait long enough it gets sold at a huge discount.
Re: Unofficial CCTV
Plenty! Just have a flcik through my home movie collection!
Re: Rent the floor...
S&M club then. Lingerie models on one side, ancient cobwebby stonework and old machinery on the other. Readily available London weirdos with disposable cash and suspect interests (i.e. politicos) and you will be quids in.
Plus you can set your IT skills to rigging up the hidden CCTV to keep the brown envelopes rolling in!
Re: Cloud cuckoo land
I think it's more likely that a vast readership of the Register don't have any first hand experience of the living conditions, working conditions, work ethics, socio-economic environment or cultural backdrop of mainland China, so passing judgement about such things might be deemed unsavoury?
We hear about the huge factories, kilometres in size, and it sounds ghastly.
How can you criticise someone who is forced to endure that environment out of necessity?
Re: I think you'll also find...
And one does not simply WALK into Yate shopping centre.
No, I don't drink any coffee at all. Foul stuff.
Tea for me, unlimited volumes!
Ahhh an EXTRA 2 cups a day.
This makes sense now. As I partake only of tea, in constant supply without breaks, the idea of a measured serving of beverage is quite alien to me!
Am I being thick here?
248980/2 = 124490 days with coffee
124490/365 = 341 years.
Where does 227 come from?
I guess corporations don't benefit from interest either, and this is a priviledge afforded only to individuals huh?
Next stop for the War on <your political agenda here>
The Cayman Islands. Pack your sunscreen, marines! Hoorah!
Re: The police are as bad
Or they have been dialling xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to try to reach you at work.
When they got no reply they tried calling you at yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy in case you were at the office...
Re: They're going to be banned in my house.
They'll just have to stand on the flowerbeds and peer in through the windows like the rest of us then.
I CAN SEE YOOOOOUUUU!
Re: why should you go round filming people
And you'll have all the witness in the queue formed behind him as well.
Re: fallacy of supply shortage
Ok, survey time:
Thumbs up if you tried to buy these tickets.
Thumbs down if you don't give a crap about it.
Creating the fallacy of supply shortage: Check
Choosing random sample and offering special treatment to drive the rapturous into paroxysms of joy: Check
Charging an arm and a leg for an uninspiring product or service: Check
Apple as usual, move along...
Goddamn that's a lot of typing errors. I blame Friday.
Well that the laptop wa stolen is not in dispute, and the relative cost to the insurer for of recovery of said laptop may well exceed the cost of a replacement (although being an Apple product, a return flight to Iran might well end up cheaper!).
I don't think his insurer would stretch its resources as far as liasing with Iranian police forces to retrieve it.
Re: Minor point
Oh if only he wasn't a British citizen and completely free of obligation to adhere to US laws...
Re: because everyone loves anecdotal evidence.
I know that my bank suggests I advise them when I'm leaving the country to avoid this sort of thing. They never accept the invitation to view my holiday snaps after though.
Time to get a hand on this
Literally. Thumb + forefinger print recognition along with a card and a PIN. Sadly it means we're going to be screwed over with feature creep etc ("I say Mr Chancellor, is that a big brown envelope you have there? would you like us to send this database anywhere special?") but the effort one would need to go to in order to fake it would virtually eliminate small scale shenanigans.
It's all in the eyes
The skin textures, the pores, the elasticity of movement - all of these are exceptional in Ira. But the glassy, permanently dewy and overly reflective eyeballs sink it every time.
Re: Her Mutt
Any pictures of said mutt? Not to be confused with her growler of course...
Not even as innocent at that - they're making up a number that theyhope will give the impression that while they do a VERY GOOD JOB with their current resources, there is still a measurable improvement (which is not an unreasonably large amount as to suggest they are not doing very well, but enough to make it worth investigating whether this improvement can be met) that could be gained if they receive MORE MONEY.
FUD 101 - suggest could be much worse if you weren't here, and even better if you pay me more, but completely theoretical and unproveable in all instances.
Re: Well, just don't look then
Ironic really, as digging very deep holes and learning how to survive in them would probably be our best shot at surviving the impact of such an asteroid which we are deliberately trying NOT to see!
Re: Seen it happen on a 64GB card
I hope he did - downsizing workers is meant to be a HR job.
Re: Its just a phone
<Ring Ring... ring Ring..Ring>
I've had plenty of practice using both hands, no worries there!
As a single white 30-something male with no dependants, kids or disabilities, paying my private rent without Government handouts, tax breaks or benefit allowance and working in an industry without any significant subsidies, it's about time I got recognised for being SOMETHING significant other than a tax cow, milked to support every minority group going.
2TB was the storage of 2010. This is 2013, we demand 6TB+!
"While evidence of past harm can be considered by the court, the court cannot engage in counterfactual thinking and determine what might have been,"
If only this judge was involved on all those RIAA/MAFIAA copyright infringement cases, we might have seen some sensible outcomes instead of multi-squillion damages!
Re: Proof that capitalism has to be abandoned for the sake of the world.
Well the board of my two-berth submarine company is ambivalent about the situation.
Apple says we know where you are...
And that's right where we want you.
Re: It's apparently possible to fall for a pig as long as it's branded Windows.
The article is funny, but you're not.
Re: Or the fact that [Donald Duck's] last name is one letter up the alphabet from a rude word?
No, MUCK <gasp>.
It's a very dirty word.
I agree. Is it a mere coincidence that the leader of the Catholic Church chooses this weekend to throw in the towel? The proof of life on other planets is now irrefutable, and all belief in humanity's special connection to God unsustainable. He's getting out before the mouth-breathers see these pics, look at all the donations they gave in church and then mumble "Hey, waitaminute..."
Re: wrong number?
The MAFIAA and chums would disagree.
All true God-fearing Americans who love capitalism and the persuit of $$$ would suggest that Nero (Burning ROM) would be directly opposed to their ideals, allowing heathens to make EVIL ILLEGAL CURSED COMMIE COPIES of their intellectual property.
Ergo, Nero is still a huge threat to Christianity!
Re: Parents are the problem
Great story, just clarify one thing - she wasn't your girlfriend's OLDER sister, right?
Neigh, neigh and thrice neigh!
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