55 posts • joined Tuesday 24th July 2012 12:52 GMT
Re: @nijam 14:04
My guess is he can't afford one.
So what's your point? That they are better than you?
Hum. Odds are, he'll be an investment banker in 4 years time. If he's smart enough. The headmaster is a bit of a sad case though. I don't think he understands the point of education.
Agreed that Edward Snowden has put his ass on the line for free speech...but Bradley Manning? The two cases are in no way comparable. One was done by someone with sense and was targetted, clear and totally justified. The other was done by some flappy soldier who had no regard for anybody's safety and remains a traitor to this day. He didn't deserve the solitude and nakedness and the US looks very bad for that, but he does deserve what's coming to him in the courts.
I know the page has a red top, but am I reading the Morning Star on this commentard thread? What the hell has happened to people since Thatcher died...clearly they weren't alive when the unions were dictating how everyone should live (better everyone in poverty than somebody not)...how civilised!
Back on point...when the hell was everyone entitled to a job for life? I thought this was Umerica...is this a communist country now? Oh sorry, I thought this was Umerica...
If they are genuinely NOT "non-assets" (aka dead wood), then I am sure they will find other jobs...people who deserve jobs normally do.
PlusNet is a BT company...don't let them market their way out of that turd of an association.
Re: next step - outsourcing
Wouldn't that be Number 11?
I'm no fanboi...
...but I upvoted that. :)
Wow...a perk of being with BT!
"While working at BT for 7yrs the number of small businesses trying to use a residential BB package for the business was staggering. Any time someone got indignant on the phone with me about losing money blah blah blah, I would remind them it is a residential line and using it for their business was a breach of their T&Cs. "
I know, how dare those ungrateful fuckers demand a service that they have paid for (Internet that doesn't just die suddently because some fat fingered BT engineer [oh sorry 'Open Reach'] got Greggs pasty dirt in the exchange or twisted another copper pair round your connection). The audacity!
I was once a BT customer...never, ever, ever, ever again. Even if they offered free internet. Maybe that's why the company you worked for is such a festering turd/ blot on the technological landscape. Remember those 'indignant' people were paying customers.
@Reading Your E-mail
"Really?!?! You honesty think that's a good comparison, WOW, swinging wildly and making stuff up is very hard to counter with facts, so I'm not even going to bother."
Is this an answer? So explain to me how hiring expensive accountants to find ways of evading tax law is not the same as murderers hiring expensive lawyers to find ways of evading criminal law? Both are amoral, both know exactly what they are doing (exploiting a system set up in good faith where the law abiding follow, and they manipulate). I can't quite see coherent argument in your attempt at insult.
@Reading Your E-mail
Of course Reading Your E-Mail...the law is black and white...the government just make these loop holes on purpose. I wish I lived on your planet.
Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid
I love you tax avoidance appeasers. Granted, nobody should pay more tax than they owe by law. Amazon avoiding taxis is equivalent to a very rich murderer getting away with it due to a technicality that can only be revealed by a horde of blood sucking parasetical lawyers manuipulating natural lanagage and bending the legalease until they get their vermim off the hook.
It doesn't make it right, it makes it 'legal' in a very loose sense (before the loop hole is plugged and deemed illegal a week later).
Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid
I can think of another company that made a loss...Starbucks wasn't it?
Re: Three meters?
...and was it from the balls or the base?
Re: Web fads and video games
With you until the specious Tory remark.
Totally. All the police do all day is cook up ways to frame nobodies because they hate the public and have nothing better to do. You are so right.
Re: So now the cops give away THEIR OWN secrets
@AC 12:19 You so should not have gone anon. That post needed a helicopters approaching icon right there.
Re: IRC is not secure
...should have used BBM innit bled.
My lawyers have advised me not to comment on this article.
Due diligence completed?
That is all.
Re: Secondlife Is still Alive.
There's this thing that allows you to see advertising, browse shop fronts and do lots of things online, or 'virtually' as some kids call it. It's called the Internet and doesn't involve walking around some bullshit world looking for stuff (using a tool called 'Google' one can find shopfronts and heart's desires immediately).
All I know is a handful of deluded academics, greedy pyramid sellers and PR departments love SL. A really, really good reason to hate it. I think I tried it once...entered 'the world' thought "this is shit", then never went back.
Re: And they cant even make a fusion reactor.
Research is so fail...nothing useful has ever been based on so called 'research'. I think people should just build things designed on what comes into their massive brains on the spot. To hell with these parrots...I also want instant results. If someone doesn't develop a cure for cancer, or an infinite power source that doesn't affect our environment negatively, then they are a waste of space.
...I did was ditch my Whackberry.
Tacky handset (I went for the Pearl which lacked the only thing that makes the Whackberry in any way bearable, i.e. a QWERTY keyboard).
Cack apps that DO exist
"pull the battery" out mentality to serious system flaws (meaning no wakey, wakey if using it for an alarm clock).
While I would love to spend time organising riots (like dem kids on da BBM though), or bashing my head against the wall as the BB service shuts down again, I will stick with my FAIL of an HTC smart phone. While it's touch screen is crap, it crashes now and then and it's a bit pants, at least it works.
The other day I saw a Whackberry tablet. It had some error message with a retro exclamation mark in triangle (here's one I made earlier) <- and some message about a "host not found". I thought that just about summed Whackberry up. Roll on the end for that failed company,
What they SHOULD have done was plastered the word "BETA" all over it (or even better "ALPHA"). That way when you end up in the middle of a forest on farm tracks (like I did with Google mapping), they can say "Ah ha! But you should have realised it was only in beta/alpha...". Releasing unfinished software to the general population for beta testing is now de jure! Get with the fricking programme!
Only thing that could ever go wrong was if a frozen criminal and a frozen demolition expert cop were to be reanimated as these cars are introduced. Then there would be high jinks and no mistake...
"...and less people will die with self drive vehicles."
Fewer people will die.
Also, Google navigation sent me into the middle of a forest the other day on farm tracks. It was only after zooming in to the max that I saw my destination and where Google had put me had quite a few contour lines between it...I should have realised as the roads went from M to A to B to bridle path...hum.
Re: Ach, there goes thirty-five years of PAL TV engeering...
It means you become an international development consultant and make a mint flogging the dead tech (or providing technical assistance) in the developing world!
Re: digital is an improvement because
Ah crap...I forgot to mention that classic pips, squaks, stutters and ear drum blasting shrieks as any traffic passes the window. It sounds like someone having an epileptic fit. I am buggared to remember the last time the analogue signals sound became a muddle of pops and squawks.
My DAB radio is also pretty piss poor. I had to turn to analog Radio 4 the other day because of the contstant popping sounds coming through my radio using DAB. Utter...shit.
Re: digital is an improvement because
It's a cost cutting scam.
I live in the middle of a city...have a good arial, and the number of times my analog signal was lost or needed retuning in my 14 years of living in my own place has been...zero. The number of times I am told (normally by the screen going blank) that I have to retune my wank box, well, I have lost count.
Additionally why do I see other channels mixed together on my digital box...and sometimes hear other channels too? Is it because the tech is wanky but cheaper to run and flog? No benefits to the consumer, what so ever.
"including non-payment of fees, in-fighting, and poor strategy."
Who'd have thunk it? A party based on theft and basing an economy on not paying people for stuff being a useless rabble of turds? OMG!
Re: more info please
This read like the Batman line about the accountant trying to blackmail the richest man in the world who goes out and night and kicks the shit out of bad guys.
I would be very wary of having anything to do with this software, let alone putting it near my PC.
I think my Credit Card has rounded edges...hum. I think Mastercard should be suing Apple for infringement...
Re: Mob Rule and Merkins
Yeah, I prefer mob rule by Wikileaks knows best!
Who cares if what they do endangers life and serves only to increase the galaxy size ego of its creator? Everyone deserves to know everything because the world IS black and white like that.
Re: Is this Apple seeing how far they can push people while still selling phones?
Who needs Facebook? They'll be an iFace by the end of the year (and obviously a law suit against Facebook for stealing their concept).
Re: womens' hour
Might be a bit like a Nurse saying that heart surgery is no harder than anything else in Medicine...bit specious.
Programming is a skill and an art. I'd be interested to know what else is as difficult in IT. In Engineering, sure, but in IT? Really?
You optimist you Tom! 95% indeed! My favourite non-descriptive title to date.
Terrible platform, terrible games. I don't know why they don't just release a DS with all the decent games (5 of them) built into it and forget about making new ones. I own a DS and have played the only good games on it:
1) GTA Chinatown Wars
2) Mario Kart (ripped off from other console)
3) Mario World (rehash of classic)
4) Zelda Phantom Hourglass
5) Mario Brothers
The gimmicky 3DS only served to make my device obselete...awesome.
No. I seriously believed you'd fall for that plan from the Revenge of the surfboarding killer bikini vampire girls.
About the lawyers just doing their jobs...as a staunch reader of Private Eye I can see they are propagating a system where the just lose and the guilty get away with murder. I am not suggesting that lawyers aren't necessary, but they have created a game within a game here...law is not for the people, it's for the sake of law. It works for murderers and thieves (in its limited way), but I don't think it works in the civil sphere (i.e. man versus company). I think most lawyers are blood sucking parasites who add very little to the world. As for their payment, they are already rich when they start training unless they are geniuses...what planet are you living on? Posh kids become lawyers like their fathers before them. A gravy train and a sell propagating system of bullshit.
Re: How about this for an idea
But how would they mine encrypted files for marketing data/ photos / personal information? Sorry...things to make your experience more tailored!
Wow...all sounds very high tech! I wonder if the file was .csv or .xls format. I am glad the email addresses weren't encrypted either. Amazing. Where will the wonderful cloud future take us next?
There's nothing pathological about hating BT. It's a rational response to a company that proves again and again and again that it can't be trusted, that it rips off its customers, that it distorts markets and that it quite frankly doesn't give a toss.
I wasn't born a BT hater...they made me one through their egregious service. The sooner the company is put down and properly split up (none of this Chinese walls BT Retail/ BT Openreach bollocks).
Jesus...what a play! But as any fool knows, the law isn't about FAIRNESS, it's about making money for lawyers. I agree with Samsung here (although their legal team must be boobs), but if they forgot to include something fundamdental to their case...
Paris, because she suffered a premature release to the press without her permission.
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