320 posts • joined 6 Feb 2012
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.
No point in spending so much money on a 'bonkers' (I have better) pc at home if you are going to plug is into a 21" cheapo monitor. Splash another grand on a 30" Dell fercryingoutloud.
Re: Its just a phone
<Ring Ring... ring Ring..Ring>
I've had plenty of practice using both hands, no worries there!
Re: Lost interest after ATV 2nd gen
WD TV Live ftw. Works with Logitech Harmony remotes too!
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.
Re: Errr.... DLNA?
'Shareable' displays between any device on any network if you like?
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!
Re: Utterly wrong.
Oh hadn't you heard? Ever since a few kids claimed a dead guy fiddled with them in the 70s, everyone dead is guilty by default now...
Article is TL;DR
But I love the name of the report!
After all that elaborate sellotaping
You'd have hoped for it to go purrfectly.
£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: I remember
Blizzard do to same thing for the T&Cs for their various online-only games. And this was PRE-Activision!
Re: Zip Drives?
I've just remembered that, while at university in 2001, I once took my housemate's Zip drive and 5 disks as payment instead of cash for a month's rent (I think).
I never found a use for it.
Re: Blu Ray
Jason, I hate to admonish you for your choice of 'entertainment' (ahem), but - those aren't pores, they're herpes scars!
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: Is it wrong...
Just need a talking Trans-Am to go with it!
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