88 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007
Playmobil - or it didn't happen
Long, long time since there was a Playmobil replay,
perfect for friday, unless the BOFH puts in a new year appearance...
I can't believe...
...that nobody actually tested one !
Whatever else the Romans did for us, they provided this useful advice: Caveat Emptor
The Preferred Business Model
One purchase, one license per user
No restriction on transferring licenses between users and machines
Users have total control over where documents are stored, no cloud required
Are these concepts too difficult for MS to understand ?
Why is this so difficult for governments to understand ?
High taxes lead to tax avoidance strategies. All of which are completely legal .the same way high rates of duty lead to increased smuggling.
The only viable long term solution is to cut corporation tax to a level which makes it not worth avoiding.
The big problem this raises for politicians, is that they cannot subsequently raise the tax because they are short of revenue to spend on some vanity project.
Lower taxes benefit everybody.
Just a few errors...
The Alien Invasion episode was Quatermass II, where the aliens descend in aerodynamic capsules and take over the population of a small village 6 miles from Carlisle ( actually Hemel Hempstead )
The only acceptable version of War of the Worlds was the 1953 version by George Pal, the 2005 remake had the wrong story, the wrong location and the wrong cast, I'm still waiting for somebody to film this true to the original book.
How you can describe any remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers magnificientis a huge fail, nothing comes close to the original Don Siegel version.
and some you missed, on the basis of actual invasion by aliens...
Village of the Damned
Plan 9 from Outer space
and... To Serve Man by Damon Knight ( Twiglet Zone 1962 )
All 128K and 512k Macs had the signatures inside the case.
How could you have missed this awful meaningless drivel ?
Disk Failure recovery ?
I would like MS to explain how this works in the event of total disk failure on PCs supplied without install disks.
Credit where it's due..
This technique was developed by artist David Brinnen in the DAZ 3D Bryce forums over a year ago.
Technique video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=aNRH9ttwH3w
Bryce Forum: ( may require registration to see the images)
( BOFH episode 15 )
Who appointed Alcohol Concern as Nanny ?
It's well past time that this self appointed 'charity'? was muzzled, they have no official status and seem to be the worst kind of interfering do - gooding organisation.
If they want to make policy, I suggest they provide candidates for the next general election.
Mines a pint, and Alcohol Concern can FOAD.
Still no pictures
send somebody down to the Playmobil division to wake the operators up
( you could always borrow a cattle prod from the PFY ),
we are overdue for a Friday Reconstruction
Units are nonsense
“Those limits were really plucked out of the air. They were not based on any firm evidence at all. It was a sort of intelligent guess by a committee,”
Richard Smith, a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party that produced the guidelines.
Time to stop nannying and have another pint ( or six )
Lifting Bodies ?
When do they plan to start work on Zero-X ?
Can we now expect accurate and detailed information about every base station ?
The correct way to design a building
Adequate car parking spaces for all the staff, should be a mandatory requirement for all planning applications is the UK
Protests in the street ?
Are we about to see street protests between placard - waving supporters of The Arthritis Defense League and the European League Against Rheumatism
Much better than the recent crop of crap "statues" that have appeared in London.
Can we have this as a permanent fixture on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square
I want one
as a low cost, faster alternative to optical FC
The owner of the Cheese shop go shot as well.
The PDP-11/60 may have been pants, I never saw one, but the PDP-11/70 was absolutely superb.
What I remember of the DG Nova was the moulding around the front panel which made it look like it belonged in Space 1999, and the awful Dasher terminal that was the console.
Not only Apple...
IBM exclusively used TORX with a centre pin on many of their products, tools for these were also initially hard to obtain.
I consider the whole App Store concept to be a really bad idea.
The only kind of apps that I want :
have no restriction where they are sold, and who sells them ( or provides them free )
do not require approval of any kind,
can be installed from physical media without any kind of DRM.
do not require a network connection and run entirely on a local machine.
Still the wrong approach
This is still completely the wrong approach, any form of tracking must be on an explicit opt - in basis only.
Protecting privacy is far more important than advertiser's desire for profit, if they consider this data so desirable, I expect to be paid for it.
Punishment for unauthorised tracking should be swift and unforgettable, appointing the PFY as consultant on sanctions should be the first step.
Clearly time for a new Boss...
this one is far too aware of what has been happening, and WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE !
So why do people think this product is something new ?
Invented already in 2006 by Gomonkey and Sun
Whatever the outcome, we deserve a full Playmobil reconstruction.
Time to plant a nice crop of mushrooms instead, may I suggest Phallus Impudicans ?
75% too high
The score of 75% for these is way too high, no more than 5% because of Windows -only setup software.
@AC 12:39 it is possible to couple signals between two separate networks using purely magnetic coupling, no wireless telegraphy involved.
FC all the way
Ethernet - based and iSCSI still are nowhere near FC in terms of performance. For high - end storage, cost is not the most important factor.
No problem in Berlin...
...visiting the local equivalent, the Fernsehturm.
Turn up without needing to make an appointment, pay the entry fee, 9.5 euros, submit to a cursory bag search.
Why can't we do this in the UK ?
The only 'Rethink' required is to accept that the licence fee can no longer be justified.
The argument that 'we have some of the best tv and broadcasting in the world' is utter nonsense,
The licence fee has been revealed as just another tax which is clearly being rejected by an increasing number of people.
The rules on licences cannot be any clearer: if you watch online, you do not need a licence.
what is unclear about that ?
Failed to Prosecute BT
This self - serving unit should be closed as 'not fit for purpose'.
Their first action should have been to descend on the parts of BT responsible for the Phorm outrage, arrest everybody concerned and prosecute the lot.
Miscalculation of scale
See The Hitchhikers Guide...
The G'Gugvuntt and Vl'hurg fleet, due to a terrible miscalculation of scale ended up being swallowed by a small dog.
Otherwise it's probably Rama
First on the list
First on the list of actions:
Scrapping all country specific restrictions on subscription TV, including satellite as well as online.
Somehow I always knew the BOFH wasn't dead
There is no case to answer, the single market must apply equally to all goods and services, football 'rights holders' are getting as greedy and obnoxious as the content industries
They still don't
Macs still don't get self installing viruses or any other kind of nastiness that is so common on Windows.
The only way to get malware of any kind on a Mac is to manually install it, and enter your Admin password.
I have no sympathy for idiot users, but Macs are still inherently secure.
Now I need a new password
Curse you all for publicising this volcano, i thought "Eyjafjallaokull" was such a good password
Quote: "one in ten used a pet's name. The name of a pet might easily be obtained by browsing on an intended target's social networking profile."
If anybody actually needs a reason to completely avoid the disaster - waiting - to - happen that is social networking, this is it.
So when is Linda Lovelace Day ?
Another pointless, headline - grabbing waste of money initiative by Brown and his gang of idiots
I would rather be called a denier than a collaborator
Every version since Office 2000 has been a pointless, expensive, resource - hogging disaster. There is nothing in the new version that makes it even a desirable upgrade, certainly not a 'must have'
What to cut
Lets double science funding and cut Mandelson ( into hundreds of pieces )
Seven !!! complaints
Is that all ? Just seven complaints out of a population of > 60 Million. Its time the ASA remit was changed to completely ignore all complaints unless at least half the population complain about the same AD, with stringent checks to ensure that each complaint comes from an individual and not some self - serving pressure group.
The same criteria needs to be applied to all the other bodies that deal with complaints, starting with the BBC.
Like many other NAS boxes in it's class, it does not support NFS.
I will not be buying this one.
You missed the most useless of all - Social Work
Meanwhile in the USA...
Quote "The Department of Defense is enthusiastic about open source software and is increasingly confident that it delivers tangible advantages on the front lines."
Looks like Obama is making the same stupid error that Gordon Brown has been making for years.
The solution is very simple, ( but clearly too difficult for politicians to grasp ) , don't condem other countries for their low taxes and the companies who gain an advantage from them....
Cut your own taxes to the same level !
The difficult concept for tax - loving leaders is that by cutting taxes you may get more revenue, not less.
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