No flies on me....
423 posts • joined 3 Mar 2012
No flies on me....
No lie like a half-truth.
Sweden for having idiotic sex crime laws that shouldn't be a crime in the first place.
USA for being arrogant international bullies with a shady record in treatment of foreign prisoners ( G. Bay)
Assange for being an arrogant annoying twit, and jumping bail.
IoT does not equal software defined anything.
To most poeple it is slightly less blocky and ugly, and it has a Start button. Job jobbed.Never underestimate the stupidity or lack of privacy concerns among the common man.
To me the whole thing backfired - I can't install from the App store without it wanting my hotmail account details and automagically switching my primary account over to that. Naughty and sneaky, and means I now ignore the MS app store. Own goal? Who knows.
So every employee who has ever slagged off their employer is scum?.
but there is some, slightly vague, slightly theoretical work being done on non-native EMF showing it can have an effect on the human body. See books like 'The Body Electric'. Some of the quantum biology stuff is a bit 'out there'.... I used to be a EMF cynic until I hooked myself up to a regular multimeter and stood beside from the microwave oven.
Why is the headline
'OFFICIAL SCIENCE: Men are freezing women out of the workplace'
'OFFICIAL SCIENCE: Women are overheating men out of the workplace'
They've spent the last 3 or 4 years trying to build some godawful CPU/GPU hybrid thing. That isn't very good and nobody apart fro a few hardware forum teenage fanboy types understand or want.
The problem is 'qualified professionals' who are adamant that CLI is the only way to configure a switch, powershell is the only way to send instructions to Windows, SQL Plus is the only way to control Oracle etc etc. Snobbishness, justification of certification, paranoia, lockout of other people in other teams etc
Being legal is for idiots. And that is one of the biggest tragedies in itself.
There is a lot of good new music out there if you look. Not having to pay for a CD or suffering the (usually dire) playlists of radio stations makes trying out new stuff risk free and rewarding.
Went from S3 to Nexus 5. Cyanogenmod on both so Android version not a factor. Samsungs too pricey to stick with the habit even though the hardware was better (till they dumped removable battery and microSD).
I bought a cheap Win 8.1 laptop because I know the 10 upgrade will be free. Would have held off til release of 10 otherwise. Certainly wouldn't have bought at 8.0.
I think businesses will start using Win10 next year after a splurge of testing.. Realistically i don't think we'll ever see a Win95 or XP era sales surge on the back of a Windows OS again. The trend now is to remove bloat, not add.
...with a man in the middle trusted certificate. While it does prove 'something', the mindset of HTTPS being secure is a borderline joke.
Havn't used Firefox in over a year now anyway. It is simply a confused mess IMO. Swapped to Chromium and no looking back.
I get it - better 'legitimate' security bodies use approved known methods to access devices than continue the arms race of encryption and backdoors. And yes, I'd prefer it if they worked within a rigidly defined legal framework with proper scrutiny and, subject to a time delay,public review.
BUT. Until these bodies are subject to true scrutiny and working in a legal framework, I don't trust NSA, GCHQ or any similar agencies not to misuse the data collected.
Price / performance and size are right (I'm mainly interested in the £180 11.6 incher). Non-replaceable battery and shiny screen means I'm still looking..
Corporates need IE. Every single place i've worked in the past 12 years has standardized on it and largely banned other browsers. To be clear, at home I never use IT - it sucks. At work - we don't let users have anything else - the mess would be hellish. Idealists be damned.
"VMware have the hypervisor. What everyone else has is nice, but if we're being honest, nobody else even comes close. VMware has the management tools that don't suck. Hell, even the web client is better than System Center, not that this is hard."
We run both and, for day to day normal work rather than feature list bragging, System Center is much more pleasant to use than VMWare's solution IMO.
Tickbox dreadful linux distro review.
Longwinded discussion of relationship with GNU / Linux. Check
Discussion of FOSS philosophy. Check.
Discussion of complicated payment strategies. Check
Barely a mention of what it actually does. Check..
Crack into bowl, stir with fork, microwave for 3 mins at 480 watts. Leave a min to cool. Bit of black pepper and ketchup. Real world busy person post-pub nutrition.
Oh yes, I'm a target demographic.
Certainly better than the horrible (but geek-chic-trendy) HTML5 player when using Youtube. I use an extension to prefer Flash rendering, and this is a fast desktop PC with all the bells and whistles. I 'get' it Flash can be an issue, but HTML5 isn't production-environment ready despite the hype.
The cheaper smaller more portable Chromebooks appeal to me more - 15.6 inch is desktop replacement land and these are -not- good desktop replacements.OK for casual web browsing though subject to usual google spying/control mistrust.
Nice in theory. Reality is it is just used by scumrat sales reps fishing for business on the back of lies ('we're phoning to renew your contract on the 48 Blackberries you bought last year').
They're not homo sapiens. And they're selectively bred to be eaten.
Who cares what the consensus is? I don't care about 99.9 percent of the population's view of the Higgs Boson either.
No bread, pasta, rice, spuds, sugar, and very little fruit other than a few berries. Dropped from 87 kg to 75kg and feel great. General mood is much better too. No carbs other than low levels in veg and lots of lard / olive oil / omega 3 oils. Meat / fish, lots of veggies and eggs are where it is at folks.
The count calories . 'eat a balanced diet; thing sounds like good sense. Everybody down the pub will nod and agree. Except it is wrong. Simply wrong. Half the modern diet is some sort of cheap corn / potato/ rice based unhealthy junk. We are not evolved to eat the stuff. Fatness, t2 diabetes, leptin resistance, inflammation are the result.
Maybe they'll honour my pay upfront for life package bundled with the Nokia 3310 bought off Cellnet- a package which O2 have been trying to weasel out of for the past 10 years.
Obama just did something that doesn't fill me with contempt for him and everything Big Government American. My world-view has just gotten much more complicated. Or does democracy sometimes work?
.. do it because it is hip? Business logic at the very finest.
Can't justify the waterproof bit, although since I mostly read outdoors it would save me worrying about dashing out to retrieve the book if it starts to rain. e-ink is simply so much better for reading long passages of text - tablets would kill my eyes and you can't use them in sunlight.
Technically okay. But gopping ugly in a retro gopping kind of way. Like an ugly person wearing a curvy 50s corset is still ugly. I had one of the minicab huge mated-with-London-cab versions as a hire car in March this year in Jerez. Hated it. Steering all wrong, gutless unless you cane the ass off it.
To clean up the mess immediately after a large pile of rectangular poop?
trying to make every product an over-complicated networking endpoint..
I work in educational publishing. Pearson have a cosy little stitchup with schools where they offer both schoolbooks (as a huge publisher) and race-to-the-bottom easy exams which make teachers and pupils look better. Even better if Pearson can also sell the 'officiial' study guide - like they do with the driving theory test - which will pretty much give you all the answers up-front.
Title says it all.
Been a Vrigin cutomer for 3 years now. Back in the day they were wayy better than ADSL. Now with FTTC and streaming services, their shoddy old sucky Tivo boxes and now midrange broadband aren't all that special. Might even go to BT as I only pay the Tivo tax for BT Sport to watch UFC.
Price rises not at a good time.
must mean something different to me. Just another boring rectangular slab with a bit of bling round the edge. Deja vu..
Interesting. However a single pair of borthers tested and NO vegetables allowed in the low carb test make me less than convincted of the validity of the results.
Also the point you make about the diabetes is questioned by another doctor here: http://www.dietdoctor.com/sugar-vs-fat-on-bbc-which-is-worse
Fruit carbs can be very bad indeed - high glycemic index.
Rice is very starchy - you simply don't need carbs. Better to fuel your body off fat and use veg for other vital minerals, fibre etc
I hate the term 'balanced' diet. Balanced compared to what? The modern term 'balanced' really is just out acceptance of the rice/pasta/potatoes/insert-starchy-junk plus meat and two veg standard. did it for forty eyars and was permanently fat weak and unhealthy - trying to lose weight meant being ill and scrawny but still with a flabby beergut.
Dumped the carbs 6 months back and heavily cut back on beans and food with addititves too, fry with lard instead of rapeseed oil. Meat/veg/nuts/egg and a little fruit diet. Feel great, lost a load of weight - healthy.
Instead of traditional great British brekkie, I recommend stirfry bacon and cabbage with black pepper and ketchup.
...only if you don't have to pay for VMWare licenses. Which these guys don't. For everyone else, fewer faster boxes is the way to go.
Customer here. Want.
would buy this overpriced guff. Anybody sane would but 3 regular laptops and bin the broken ones as and when they got wrecked. But IT Dept logic says you punish the company upfront with high priced unsexy bricks that you don't want them having due to remote worker support hell.
Spotify from line out PC to back of 20 year old amp and 35 year old speakers. Sorted. All this other stuff - poorer quality sound for big money? No thanks.
Do the Treasury actually have any power to sign off the business case? Or is this just a storm in a teacup being fanned by those against the scheme? In most businesses the finance team like to think they have final say on what gets spent, but as long as you don't go over budget in your own department they can simply don't. Is GB PLC any different?
Suspect the usual case of fluffing by those who don't want the cost of benefits to be transparent.
I'm paid to turn up pretty much.
Glad to see it is not just for parents. Round here i psend half my life covering for 'working from home parents' while I get shafted with manning the phones and dealing with all the random stuff that happens in the office. Curious why my time is less important because I'm not helping to further overpopulate the planet.