240 posts • joined Monday 6th February 2012 09:57 GMT
£30, security and your privacy is a small price to pay
To stay on the right side of a faint grey line!
Re: That's a lot of money...
Footballers are a particular bug-bear of mine, specifically their apparent immunity to criticism for performance compared to team managers. I don't understand a process whereby a player can be bought for X million, tied into a 3/4/5 year contract and perhaps not play more than 40% of the time (and perform poorly) but still be paid in full, slathered with sponsorship endorsements and generally worshipped, but a manager can be in a job for 9 games and get the sack within 2 months because the 11 players on the pitch were crap. The players still get to stay on though.
What's a suitable IT analogy? Buying windows 8 and installing it on a Dell PC but realising that you can't figure out how to make it playback your UEFA Champions Leage Highlights DVD. You throw it out.
Then you buy another PC from HP, install Windows 8 on it and get the same result.
Then you try installing it on a Compaq. Same again.
And then you tell your mates that all PCs are shit because they can't play DVDs...
Re: Baby Boomers
JimC, the generation BEFORE the boomers had been involved in a rather awkward little situation called World War II. I think it's a little harsh to suggest that they start coughing up taxes to pay for all the work they should have been doing instead of fighting off the Nazis invasion of Europe...
Re: Those huge arena events...
A university weekend LAN in Essex, with an attendance in only double figures, was more than enough to keep the 'dry roasted peanut' odour in the atmosphere. Not only do people smell after sitting at their pc for up to (let's be generous here) 8 hours, but working machines also smell.
PCs are not hermetically sealed boxes - dust gets sucked in, dislodged, blown around, PC components get hot, things start to smell - dead skin, hair, food, general heated stuff.
On top of that, consider the environments that these machines could have come from. No one runs their gaming PC in an airtight chamber, and not everyone has good habits. Even if only 5% of attendees are smokers, their PCs will still stink the place out as they heat up. Smokers make for foul PCs.
Maybe you ought to rein your neck in and get your own prejudices in check before having a hissy fit, huh?
Those huge arena events...
Never mind the skills on show, just imagine the smell...
Re: Always have contracts
He'd say something along the lines of "One born every minute".
Knowing the Jobsian bandwagon, Starck's design would be replaced by one slightly smaller which casts 10% more in 6 month's time anyway.
Re: 10 years.
Ahh Mr Reynolds, so nice of you to join us.
At this time of year...
...We remember a Man who thought nothing of his own freedom and instead sacrificed himself for the greater good of all mankind.
A man who looked inside, broke down barriers others thought insurmountable and revealed to all the true glory that we had all yearned for but never dared dream to experience.
Raise a glass to him.
Thank you Jesu...
WAIT WHAT?! SCARLETT'S JUBS?!? 10 YEARS?! <faints>
Re: The crucial flaw in the cunning plan...
AAhhh the resident EA representative awakens.
HOW'S THINGS, EA? WILL ORIGIN BE IN MY LOUNGE ANYTIME SOON?
Re: Anyone else
I agree, it almost seems that she doesn't want to make any decisions. Could it be because the onlyrational one is going to cost a US company a whole lot of wonga?
If Chisu was feeling like scoring a massive PR hit, she could re-imburse daddy for the trouble?
Re: Great work raising the money...
I agree. Doctor's are clearly already at breaking point due to all the female patients having tests for anything and everything (thoroughly researched and evidence-based appointments only of course), and the threat of men actually making use of their services as well is a real problem.
I know that cancer research has a particular month of focus for each of the major cancers, but I'd never really noticed the men-only prostate and testicular cancers as receiving their fair share of public interest. A cursory glance at the telly clarifies why - Children in Need steals the thunder by taking place in November every year.
Why? the public prefer to give their money to kids rather than arseholes
Still seems shifty
Unless I can't count, for a business to only make 2.2 pence on every pound of turnover is pretty rubbish, right?
Re: Perhaps it was lost in translation
Oh, and pics or it didn't happen...
Perhaps it was lost in translation
She can't have been the first to misinterpret "La petite mort"?
Here's your coat Facebook
Re: Extreme measures
Just some Apple employees going the extra mile to support their 'shortage of stock' rumours. Enforced scarcity = enhanced desirability after all!
Re: So what is it like?
You barsteward! What has been seen cannot be unseen, and the icon is now tainted forever! :(
The little sprat was on BBC this morning, stating that he hoped to monetize the system by charging people to link to the stories that were summarilisationified.
I suspect this will see him in big trouble - you can't go charging for other people's content without licencing, right?
Yep, he's my boss's boss.
Oh and this adventure will not include a third apology in any form. It'll be a fucking huge fine and maybe some clink time for Cook if it has to go around again. When will you fanbois learn that Apple's Reality Distortion Field doesn't work outside the walled garden?
I disagree, we haven't even HAD the apology that counts - i.e. the web page.
Only once they've actually published it and they've proven that they are going to heed the court's instruction CORRECTLY can we decide if it 'all worked in their favour'.
Re: The part that I don't understand...
No, all the things the Germans judged on had already been decided by the UK court, so everything they spouted was completely wrong and should be ignored.
I don't believe this is the publication by Apple
It doesn't have rounded corners...
Contempt of Court
The biggest thing to happen to iPad since the iPad (mini).
They should count their lucky stars
That they get a second bite of the Apple.
Now can they swallow their pride soon enough to get the new apology uploaded to their site in time?
I love UK Power Networks :)
Re: Fuck them all
<Meanwhile, in AC's twisted little world>
"Allo, Une Une Deux, vhat iz your emergency monsieur?"
"Hi buddy, this is Chuck E Cheeze, head of Legal at Monstro Corporation in the US OF A. One of our depots in Je Ne Sais Q'oui-ville has been burgled by a load of your fellow garlic munchers and Uncle Sam insists you get off your little Frog behind and investigate ."
"Votre taxe ne paie pas pour les services de police, investgate vous-même! Bonne journée! "
Re: Bloody good show
I'm sure they will cope; they seem to put looking after number 1 ahead of looking after number 10 at least.
On a related note, Hitman: Absolution in 21 days!
Re: Little known fact
Got mine last night, using the amusingly titled (and fictional) "Uncle Bubba's SupaDupa PC Emporium" as the vendor, where of course I had purchased the MONSTRO 9000 model.
£15 later and it's installed on my spare SSD, and terrifying me by downloading pictures I had forgotten I had uploaded to a Skydrive equivalent in 2007...
Buy your copy today!
Re: Jar Jar Binks vs Eeyore
Oh my god, Eeyore as C3PO and Piglet as R2-D2. I am seeing light at the end of this tunnel.
I'm pretty sure
That I blew up more than one of those things in X-Wing...
But can it play Crysis?
Re: Article in brief.
Downvoting an AC? Better get etc etc...
Re: Orders are shipped using UPS
Not to be confused with Damaged Parcel Delivered or Drop it, Hide it, Lose it.