Hey son, whilst you're watching the atrocity channel, drink this atrocity that I made to go with the atrocity that I am wearing....
89 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012
"I'm not sure where Jennifer is mom, she should have been home hours ago and I am having a hard time keeping track of her these days...."
With these augmented reality glasses you can still have shit coffee at home but pretend you're still in that crappy Cafe 80's.
Weak and reused passwords....
please wait for your taxi to arrive which will take you a place where zero f**ks are given
Re: Weasel words from those looking to evade culpability
Should have seen the crap that Carphone Warehouse came out with. Disgusting attitude and put it all at the door of the consumer and their banks to sort it out.
If this keeps happening then I'm afraid there will be pressure to legislate against this and make the companies take full responsbility for their (lack of) actions.
At least RSA offered to do something.
So essentially are Uber saying if you are a contractor then we get a slice of your added value.
If part of the loss of tips is down to card processing fees, well that's part of using the service. Any more than that and they, in my opinion, have no right to it as they did nothing to earn that portion. Having not looked in the T&C's though they may say they take a percentage of the total revenue which is hard to argue with if you signed it.
Surely they will just fix the issue and run the batch again?
Faster payments runs 24/7 so I imagine they could run them over that system.
But then that might be too easy....
I get the joy of listnening to drug adverts from the USA and the side effects listed are longeest part of the ad. After hearing them I would wonder why anyone would bother getting them.
Warning may cause premature death but your headache will be gone.
I hope they do provide some detail as to what went on and how they got in etc. as it may help those of us that deal with this on a daily basis when challenging our own security model.
It would be a missed opportunity for everyone if they shut up shop and keep schtum about it.
And no one died? Three cheers for the cops' lack of itchy trigger finger.
Living the pisshead dream
Will the threat of those trying to steal Bitcoins put the sword through Bitcoin? It's hard to consider trusting any of the Bitcoin exchanges given the well publiscised breaches and that would lower the value imo due to the risk factor
Q for anyone: Is this ability to steal Bitcoin inherent in the design of it, the design of how it is "held" or the immaturity of the market?
Can we get a proper comparison please?
How many double decker buses will it buy and if stacked on top of each other will they reach the moon?
I think the real story here is how they fail to address his mental health problems and simply lock him away. It isn't going to help the guy as he obviously has a problem, and the big problem isn't necessarily that he choses to get amorous with plastic, it is where he does it in full view in a public place.
I enjoyed this article, so thanks.
Slight concern you mentioned recycling in a possibly negative light, unless there is a particular reason that it is a bad thing to recycle metals?
Material control is what makes people money, so their agenda will be to control it. We can look outside of metals and look at De Beers as a good example for this.
Would be interested to also see the numbers behind coal, gas and oil examined similarly please.
Maybe it was Terrorist pee?
I wonder what effect putting that amount of water into the environment over a very short space of time would have?
Anyway today I had 5 Olympic sized showers but refrained from adding my own water sauce, there probably was no need for the guy to be adding his to the reservoir but you can always rely on the Yanks to go over the top.
Oh and thank God for the UK system.
A big blow for Phones 4 U (boohoo)
A fool² is easily parted with his money.
Surprised no one has managed to obtain their coins yet.
No doubt they'll have takers though if they can get it through.
All I can say is....
About bloody time!
Piss takers wanted £129 to replace my phone when it was an obvious known fault. Now I need to haul my backside to the nearest Apple Store for it to be fixed (I need a temp phone). Thanks Apple, I wish you had got to this policy sooner, perhaps 2 months ago when I hauled my arse down there for this exact issue.
Re: Thumbs up for the title
I have upvoted this because I agree, but it feels dirty that you a benefiting from the author
If ever there was a time for El Reg to launch some campaign journalism, then this might be it. A noble cause to get those short sighted idiots to sort their lives out. Sacking a volunteer for being interesting and ensuring a more complete view of history is given is an absolute joke.
Can we have?....
Can we have a Reg conversion app please? I'm keen to know how many double decker buses fit into 15 football pitches and I would like that at the touch of a screen (apple or android).
Mr Icahn likes to give people headaches doesn't he?
What ever floats your boat I suppose.
Re: So in the UK
Yes I definitely can see the anti women subtext within the article as well as racism and homophobia.
Nothing to do with the fact that I am looking for any sort of angle or being over-sensitive, it is all there in black and white.
And you must warn the world! All women in the US if you are alone you will get shot!*
(*not my actual view but hypebole allowed, clearly)
this feels like the American way... I'm all for it
Re: I doubt this will be much of a surprise to anyone
I'm always suprised by this type of comment;
"And now that Imstagram are going to start sending ads - well, it's been fun, but... Goodnight Vienna."
For these services that you use and no doubt enjoy for free, how are they expected to pay for themselves?
A revenue model has to be applied for them to continue to exist and I doubt you'll pay a subscription, so what else should they do?
And you are willing to not use a service because of some adverts? I assume you ad block El Reg as well?
They really are looking forward... they have innovated a time accelerator.
"The Technology Strategy Board's Creative Industries Strategy launched in September 2103 "
What is left to do?
I agree I'm not sure what is left to do in this space;
When you look at the basics of what people want from a phone we have it all now;
So what does its leave, we can go faster and we can improve accuracy and size. Even if you put it in a watch you haven't really innovated greatly you have just stuck two things together because you can. It's a new form factor in essence.
What more could we possibly need? That hasn't been thought of already with phones?
Re: Mathew 7:7
Having seen the rubbish they spout in the USA, i'd prefer the not perfect "independent" news from the BBC.
If it went commercial they'd be overly keen to ensure they broke the news first and more senstionalist reporting to attract viewers. No thanks.
Re: Land of the free... home of the brave
I didn't say that no one else did it, but since the U.S.A. is currently in the focus, I focused my comment on them.
Lady Penelope in that one? Didn't know Parker was a pilot as well
Jeff will be happy to see her.....
Land of the free... home of the brave
The U.S.A. needs to get its house in order and Cameron could be seen to be a player on the world stage if he gets some balls (not the Ed kind) and says to Obama, "listen Bara me old chum, hows about not bugging everyone, yeah? Other NATO countries don't like it, especially if you don't tell them"
There is no longer a cold war and you will not reduce the threat of Terrorism from pissing off all of your mates.
Team America World Police.. Fuck NO!
Re: Too cheap
It must be some English subsidy paying for it again... what's that about Oil and Gas you say?
The articale talks about a LTSB outage based on a change to old hardware... well they moved to a brand spanking new core banking system as part of integration of HBOS, this apperas to have gone very smoothly (from a customer perspective).
Im with the others who are making comments in that user and process error are main root cause faults not the kit itself... but what ever keeps the top brass happy, no one in IT is really going to say no to more investment and new shiny stuff.
"No government runs its business in another country... really?
Scotland IS another country. Wales IS another country... Northern Ireland... well... *whistles*
Just because they are in a union with us does not make them any less of a country than they are..."
Wales is a Principality not a country.
I see that Richard Madden (Rob Stark) is now free, maybe him... he already knows Jenna VERY well.... so the chemistry might be good (git)
Re: Joe Gilgun
"Vince from Mongrels"
That is Paul Kaye
i.e. Dennis Pennis, Strutter and he is in Game of Thrones (not dead yet, I think)
It would be left field, but I think it would work... "oi Dalek, did you just call me a c....!?"
Obvious Murdoch trolling going on there but to what end? What interest does he have in Facebook going down the drain? or is it just pure jealousy that he missed the bandwagon.
Re: European Legality
Anyone speak French, I have an idea for a business?
Re: What has the EU do do with it anyway?
Because it suits the Government not to do that.
On the one hand they can say, we are playing by the rules but the awkward people in Europe wont allow us to get things done.
And if the EU do come through, they can say; we worked hard to persuadethe EU that this was the best deal fro the UK, aren't we great?!
We are not as forceful and stubborn as the French workers, we tried to be once, we didn't like it and put Charles II back on the throne.
I wish BT luck with this, nothing wrong with a bit of competition for Sky and they are big enough to take them on.
I have BT fibre and Sky HD already but I am not really interested in the Sports as I think it is a needless expense but if BT are giving it for free I might take a look.
Re: fined £375 each time
Twitter actually makes a profit now?
Staring at the Abyss.....
Re: @Eadon Cold winters, Wet summers
It's a good argumnet but it is missing something... something to do with Penguins.. missed an open goal there...
But supermarkets do advertise their competitors for example Asda is always banging the "according to MySupermarket.com, Asda had x items cheaper than Tesco". They acknowledge they exist and offer a reason to shop with them instead.
Anyway your analogy should be that you go to Asda and you have only Asda own brand products to buy from and it's the only supermarket that you can reasonably get to. When people shop they want choice or they want cheap, in Google land the majority of the time they want what is at the top.
Although it is now a small niche market - I'm not sure if Vinyl will ever die out. In the world of digital its just nice to have something to look at and CD's/ Tapes aren't really as aesthetically pleasing.
Re: This has worried me for a while
Banks work on a process of Risk Weighted Assets and all lending is attributed a risk, pre 2008 any lending to governments would carry a 0-10% risk (now much higher) and an unsecured loan was considered up to 100% risk.
Therefore the bank would need to keep a portion of money aside (a percentage of a percentage) to cover the losses that could be incurred from the loan not being repaid.
Quite simply this means that to lend more money in this current climate means they have to keep more money locked up (Capital Ratio) which costs more money to the banks. So they aren't going to lend to small riskier businesses unless someone gives them a guarantee which reduces the risk.
What SME's seem to fail to realise is that they are high risk ventures, but unfortunately this doesn't account for the fact that a business is a good idea and can indeed profitable (you hear the success stories despite the lack of lending) but banks dont care about potential, they care about getting their money and interest back. The only entity that can fill the gap is the Government.
Mobile operators are not really recognising how customers view their contracts with them.
They see it as a fixed term, fixed price contract. No matter if the operators say that price changes are covered in the small print or not, that is the customer perception and it is nearly always sold that way. So any price rise will always piss a customer off.
Of course the operators are going to fight it but it just shows to customers their attitude, why don't they just spend their energy highlighting the key points in the small print instead? They all do it so their is no competitive disadvantage here.
I know how lucky I am, I am not in the bash the BBC/Licence Fee corner.
However, sending people to jail (and if they are at the lower end of the Socio-Economic scale) seems very harsh especially as the cost to prosecute and maintain a prisoner far outwieghs the cost of the licence.
Not a financial journo, just an IT one