52 posts • joined 23 Mar 2012
This, definitely this. I love the US, I love US citizens. But I hope I never have to visit the place again. The DHS look at you as presumed guilty of something for daring to enter their country. They don't have a shred of humanity about them. I visited Illinois, Lousiana, Texas and California, usually several times each. And every DHS I met was cut from the same cloth. Then when you get into the damned place you see it is all government and state workers.
Listen guys, I have a pretty decent job. I don't want to defect, immigrate or even jaywalk. I want to come in, do my business and leave again.
As for the government foreign policy..
Re: "If Scotland get independance, I'll be the first one to move there."
lol, well spotted! And thanks for the link. Salmond is also a good economist. I get where you are coming from re blaming England, but in some cases it's entirely justified..maybe not even England, but the south east.
We end up paying for laws like the bedroom tax, and the government guarantee of mortgage deposits for houses, which are laws solely intended to deal with a shortage of housing in the south east. In Scotland houses are bigger, and there were long lists of people looking for smaller houses to avoid the bedroom tax. The smaller houses just didn't exist, Now Holyrood has to pay Westminster £15m per year from its budget just to cover the costs of the tax.
The Better Together campaign has been woeful. I can't remember any positives..It's either negative, usually without backing; you won't get the £ (so you'll cut your nose off to spite your face?), you won't get into Europe (we already are..and that question could be solved in minutes if Cameron actually asked it), or emotional..but we fought together in the war (and so did the USA, when did it split from Britain?) There's kinda bribery..we'll give you more powers (which ones?..Not sure, but more, loads, honestly). There's not one aspect of their campaign that says Scotland will be a better country in the UK.
Re: how long before...
The future of Scotland will be decided by 100% of the people living there. That's democracy. Scotland voted to be part of the union, and it has the mandate to have a vote about it's future. If England wanted to leave the UK would it be forced to aks Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales?
Scotland being ruled by a party that has only one MP and 16.7% of the Scottish vote..no democracy whatsoever
I think you are getting mixed up with Bonnie Prince Charlie and Culloden to be honest.
Better than the yours is ours we have now..UK take the oil money, spend it in the south east and then call us subsidy junkies, even though we pay average UK taxation without the oil money
Re: "If Scotland get independance, I'll be the first one to move there."
Oil will be 10% of Scottish GDP. Salmond is talking of getting loans of 3% GDP to stimulate businesses and create unemployment for the first three years of a Scottish parliament.
How can you compare that to the Darien project, where the majority of Scotland's wealth was tied up..Hyperbole much?
The other option is to sit back and have no investment and watch the country wither and die. Hell no, we don't want investment in our country, who needs jobs or industry when the oil runs out!
Re: how long before...
And yet he was elected democratically with a clear majority in a parliamentary system that was specifically designed not to have a majority. Unlike Cameron who actually runs the country with his one Scottish MP..which one is the dictator again?
Shows how much analysts know. They have been crying out for a cheaper iphone for years.
I'm against Linkedin. I have never ever ticked the box to allow them access to the email addresses I use..for spam mainly and chat. I used my work address to join up, but they ask if I'd like to connect with people in my hotmail and yahoo email accounts..which I've never told them I have.
It's pointless, there's nobody there I would like to "connect" to in a work environment in my hotmail and yahoo accounts. But still they appear on my "people you may know" sidebar.
What's more, they appear with full names and workplaces, where before I only knew them by nicknames and email addresses. For instance, I signed up to a dating site a few years back through my spam hotmail account...which linkedin shouldn't even know I have if it wasn't spying. Girls who I chatted with through hotmail are appearing on linkedin with full names and places of work. So a person I exchanged a few emails with..not even in my adress book.. brighteyes from email@example.com is now Mary Smith, secretary at Acme Processing, High Street, Crawley (made up details). It's a serious security flaw, and a stalkers dream
Re: Pi still a miss. @beauchamp
As far as I know, Google no longer does the 20% projects..or if they do it has to go through the corporate approval cycle
Re: @Dave 126 You beat me to it.
You mean like Samsung Apps that already comes with Samsung phones
So the headmaster called Glasgow Uni to inform them that there was a student who swore on his way
I can just imagine the response from a Glaswegian..knows the fuckin language already then?
Re: I'm actually surprised....
Pure unadulterated fun I suppose. If someone said to me, take this angle grinder and those big tools and smash up that shiny Apple hardware..I'd be fighting the gorillas off until there wasn't anything bigger than a flat matchstick left. Stuff letting them have all the fun
Re: Retarded. Where is the problem, again?
It can be a plus alright..but who for? Anyone from a poorer background is almost automatically excluded no matter how well qualified or intelligent. Anyone not from a well off background just can't afford to do a year's unpaid work to flesh out their CV. It's just another case of the rich helping their own and discriminating against everyone else.
Re: This should be done by the networks
I'm sure I've read before that operators aren't allowed to use IMEI blocking in the US. This is because phone manufacturers want to sell more phones. If the user gets his phone back then Apple/Samsung etc lose a sale
Re: 2 year upgrade cycle
I wish I could upgrade 18 months into a 24 month contract. My Razr packed up last night. Went into the shop today and found out I was 19 months into the contract and if I wanted to upgrade then I'd have to pay £100. I probably face a similar bill for the replacement of the microUSB connector which is broken. I now have the choice of finishing the contract on a crap old phone, paying to upgrade early, getting the phone fixed for the next couple months or buying the contract out and going elsewhere. I reckon each will cost me about £100.
I think they will be losing a customer
Re: Let me get this straight
If OP is anything like me, he is not blaming Obama for everything, but disappointed because I seriously expected things to get better under him, not worse. He's been under a lot of pressure from congress, but there's no excuse for his spying, war on whistleblowers and breaking of promises.
From what I've been reading, because the PS4 isn't region specific the Aussies can order if from the US for cost price plus $15 delivery, which would make it cheaper there than in most US states when tax is taken into account. Amazon has confirmed it will ship to Australia.
The Xbone is region specific, which would make it difficult to do the same
These megacorps spend half their time lobbying governments for tax breaks, reductions and law changes. Then they turn round and blame governments for the tax laws.
The government gets the tax companies who work for these corporation in to consult on new laws..while at the same time letting these tax giants know the loopholes before to "add value" to their services.
The whole thing is a sham
Re: Yeah.. I'm kind of with you on this..
I think the overheads for games is tiny anyway in comparison to the end price.
The thing that gets me is that because of the restrictions in second hand games..2nd hand games will be 90% of the purchase price of a new game..people will be a lot more focused on games they want, and that will lead to hyped-up blockbusters and big marketers getting the vast majority of the custom. Welcome to Xbox One, we have CoD, FIFA AND Forza, all you'll ever need!
OK it's a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much
I've seen nothing at all that makes me want either the One or the PS4
I'll be honest. From my perspective an ecosystem is not too important. I have had an Android phone for the last couple of years and the amount of apps I've downloaded is negligible...under ten anyway. Of those I've used a couple regularly and some I have not used at all. Make calls, take good pics and browse quickly are my priorities.
I would like to try the 925 to see how the Windows phone operates. At the moment my next phone is the HTC One, but I'd be open to persuasion
Re: Thank the stars she privatised BT...
That saved the car industry!
Re: Continue to believe the Norks are stupid at your own peril:
I'm very dubious. The OIRA was almost irrelevant by the early 70s.
Though good churchgoing communists are not unusual. Just look at Cuba http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17509340
Re: Fingers crossed...
£10m of improvements
Trolling us and getting a shedload of views and comments? It's fun to watch
Re: The way that it actually works...
Or get a job as a programmer and outsource your job to China so you can work on your own project
It's a strange one. As far as I know Intel has never gone out and actively looked for subcontract deals, so you could be right. Also Altera have fallen quite a bit behind Xilinx in both performance and the roll out of new geometries.
FPGAs are the easiest chips to manufacture after memory as they tend to be a repetative pattern. Often foundries use FPGAs as the proving technologies for new geometries because of it.
Re: Carlsberg? Eww! (was: Quite frankly.....)
Not sure what you mean by infected, but thumbs up for Lagunitas. Had it for the first time last year and loved it. Pity you can't get it in the UK
Re: If this passed there will be a massive rise in the price of ...
There will be a massive expansion in the number of expensive "crossover" from arts to STEM courses that are not worth the parchment they are printed on you mean?
Re: I'm quite left leaning...
I can't see that at all. The people they are talking about would have probably already paid a fortune to study in the US, either that or be the best of the best from their country to get scholarships. I don't think they'd settle for being a BOFH. If they don't get a good US job, they'd probably head back home and use parental money and influence to get a dream job in country of origin.
I also travel a quite frequently to Slicon Valley, and the number of immigrant start-up owners I meet is unbelievable, especially those from India and China. So those guys end up employing STEM grads in well paying positions, reather than replacing local labour
Re: follow up
According to this they have already paid a lot back, and are still 82% owned by the government http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9245088/RBS-on-path-to-recover-as-it-pays-off-bail-out-loans.html
Re: Yet More Places to run this?
You may have read that Farnell has sold 500k. RS and the other smaller distis must have sold about a similar amount
I might give FF another go. It was the first thing I installed when I got my HTC desire, which was at the time the state of the art Android phone..and the first thing deleted after shuddering along trying to load pages. I use Opera at themoment on my Razr, but that's no great shakes either. I may try naked browser mentioned above
Why kid yourself it doesn't happen elsewhere?
Re: Sounds like....
Agree with you there. Most HR are only interested in finding drones who will fit in with their idea of what corporate culture should look like. Anyone who looks like they have an opinion that would be outside the corporate norm is instantly disgarded. They usually end up stagnating in a working day comprising totally of meetings where they connect with each other, affirming and sharing each others' out of the box, blue sky thinking...which generally turns out to be exactly the same as old style thinking with a few extra bells and whistles.
Re: Neat, but not quite the first
That is a nice link, thanks. There was good video on the site showing the sensor in action.
I think the main difference is the substance in the article is formable into any shape, as opposed to a printed strip.
noo I didnt get a badge
One of the problems withbadges is that people write any old inane crap to get to the highest level. Quantity over quality every time
Ooh did I get a badge?
We had to do our own appraisals and then the management came told us why we were wrong in our assesment. I had to set my own targets which I made sure were easy
Re: It's the wrong discussion
That would be good. If the Australian government reduced corporate to Ireland's rate then Google could miss out that step and syphon the cash directly to Holland in royalties which would save legal and accountancy fees and enable them to have an even larger pile of dosh sitting in the Carribean?
Re: The title is no longer required
I have to set this up soon. I'm a member of a non techy forum and there is a 15 page thread on this. Seems to be simple to set up, fast and reliable.
Maybe an idea for a reg article?
I have occasional problems streaming, but nothing critical. I do find it funny when I'm downloading a big file like a ame upgrade. It can sit at 48mbs for a couple of minutes then drop off to slower than dial up for 10 minutes and then keep repeating the same pattern
MS were pushing this as the same price as an iPad but with double the memory, so I can see a point if the guy is getting it with the same free space as the iPad
America has Labor laws..since when?
I'd love this to happen.
Played Elite, Frontier and EVE and love the genre. I understand the criticism of Eve here, but I had a great time for about 4 years. Made some great friends from round the world and had some brilliant experiences. I think the best was the corps first PVP kill against a wartarget. There were 5 of us literally screaming like little girls on voice and when the ship went down it was pandemonium. After that I could barely speak for an hour as my jaw had locked through the stress of it. No other game has made me feel like that.
Re: US does cost more but most of the world doesn't
I read before, and I'm not sure if its true, that when the US allocated mobile phone numbers they didn't make them significantly different to home phone numbers, with the area code etc. So then they were forced to charge similar prices for calls as they did for home phones, so all local calls were free. If it is true the extortionate data rates are probably trying to claw some of that money back
Now the centre will patent the active compound and serve notice on 200,000 Chinese herbalists for patent infringement
I hate the Superhub, even in modem mode it cuts the router off quite frequently. My 50MB is less than 0.5mb wireless in the next room of a fairly new flat, even in router mode. It's funny I live in a block of flats and the signal from the next room turns up near the bottom of a list of 20 signals sorted by strength
My guess is that the new release is 1G/s over a standard protocol, where the last one was straight ones and zeros. There is usually some qualifying statement
Nice pun though!
Apple also use Samsung chips, and chips fabbed by Samsung.
Anyways did you miss the big bit about Samsung being the major shareholder in Seagate?
- Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
- China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
- Review Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
- Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it
- That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)