60 posts • joined Thursday 16th August 2012 11:10 GMT
Re: Facebook - solution
"Unless you are masochistic, are those people really your friends?"
In my case most of them are family, mostly over 60 and just share any crap, but you can't really block family can you? (although you can hide them from your news feed.)
Re: Where's the "I dont need protection"?
I had to select an option before I got the turn off option.
Re: yea google F*ck you
"How is this different from supermarkets who for years have required you to present a "club card" or be charged a higher price for your purchases?"
Which supermarkets are these? As I have a Nectar card and a Tesco Club card and neither give me reduced prices when presented at the till. In fact with all the "offers" they print/send out they are usually trying to get you to spend more with them for the promise of points that typically amount to £2.50.
If you don't want these companies to have that information about you, don't sign up to these things. If you have to sign up use fake details.
"It's only been viewed 1,805 times on YouTube - but surely deserves a wider airing"
And god knows how many airings on the BBC, who manage to circumvent the whole not-advertising by chucking in mentions of BBC stations and events broadcast on BBC stations.
Just been battling a print spooler/spooler subsystem app (no I hadn't realised it existed either) issue. Cue having to delete stuff from spool folder and copy spoolsv.exe from another version of XP (saved faffing about with install cds) then having to delete and reinstall printer before it would work.
Re: Only 11 actors?
Wrong it was Stuart Marconi for a bit he did in the NME - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/comedy/2009/05/hignfy-guest-interview-stuart-maconie.shtml
Or Tommy Boyd or Raphael Ravenscroft - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12120809
Re: not in scotland
"That's because Scotland doesn't have a bunch of radical Presbyterian fundamentalists - like the CoE"
You've never heard of the Free Church of Scotland or been to the Western Isles have you?
Unless your in Scotland in which case 24 hours means exactly that (minus Christmas, New Year, Easter and select bank holidays).
My number is ex-directory (or whatever it's classed as now) and I'm signed up for TPS and the only annoying phone calls I get are from my mother-in-law, who I would make a fortune from the amount of times she phones a day.
I really can't remember the last time I got a cold call.
The difference is, In the US at least, they tend to try and get things out for between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so to them it is the holiday season. To the rest of what is referred to as the west, it's just November/December.
He was talking about introducing wifi on trains, he never mentioned it working.
You know East Coast, Cross Country and Transpennine all offer wifi on board (you do have to pay for these, although East Coast offer 15mins free). I'm pretty sure all the other train companies offer the same.
There's been a bit of a hoo-haa going on today with the ASA upholding a complaint about swearing on the website of Brewdog - http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2013/7/BrewDog-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_231183.aspx
The ruling is upheld under marketing rules, but following on from the ruling means that all websites are marketing and as such are governed by the ASA, unless I'm reading it wrong. If I'm not reading it wrong, does that then mean I can complain about the Daily Mail website for just about everything on it?
Re: Big Brother Nanny State
Might I recommend this - http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article/the-nanny-state
Re: Bing vs. Google
It would help if you both pointed out which graph you are referring to. The notebook graph shows Google to be less power hungry then Bing, whereas the desktop graph shows the opposite.
Which makes me wonder, why exactly that is the case?
Re: Change of terms???
Not really. I was kind of curious when you mentioned this so went onto the O2 website and found the following in their T&C under Services Agreement :
2.10 Unless specified otherwise in a Related Agreement, we can add to, change, substitute, or discontinue any Additional Services we provide at any time. We don’t guarantee any particular Additional Services will continue to be available.
And no I don't work for the company.
Re: I guess they should read some of the deleted emails
Nope, work for a housing association in Edinburgh.
The bit in between the quotation marks are... quotations, the first from the article, the second from the only email in my Sky email account dated the 27th March, the last sentence is me stating my belief that the email points out in precise detail what is happening with the switch. Whether the lay person understands it, I don't know, I haven't actually read through it all, but from a quick glance could work out what was happening.
I guess they should read some of the deleted emails
"The migration to Yahoo!'s servers, which happened without warning to Sky's subscribers, has been branded a total cock-up by Register readers."
I have had about three emails to my sky account telling me the switch was going to happen and having just checked, the following email was sent to me on the 27th:
"The change to Sky Yahoo! Mail is just around the corner – 4 April to be exact. We thought it'd be helpful to remind you of the important things you need to know, to make sure you're ready for the change.
We'll start switching over to Sky Yahoo! Mail late in the evening on 3 April and your webmail will be unavailable for a few hours during the night. As there is a lot of information being carefully transferred, it may take up to 24 hours for everything to appear for you, so here's when you can expect to see things in your new mailbox:
Emails – we aim to have all your emails copied across within 24 hours of the launch. This means you may not see your most recent emails right away, so if there are any important emails you'll need on 4 April itself (for example flight tickets), please make sure you've printed them off beforehand
Contacts – To ensure your contacts are available for you to use immediately on 4 April, we will transfer a copy from 31 March. We would suggest that you avoid adding, modifying or deleting any contacts between these dates as the changes may not be replicated in your new account.
Calendar – Your calendar will be copied across as soon as we have finished copying your emails and contacts
If you usually access Sky Email using an email client, for example Outlook, don't forget you may need to change your connection settings to see your emails coming through on 4 April. Just visit our help page for more info.
Finally, as part of the switch we will transfer your mail, calendar and contacts, but there may be some information that you'll need to back up, such as your filter settings. This is because some Sky Email features will work a little differently in Sky Yahoo! Mail, but please visit our help page for more information."
So I'm not sure what isn't clear in there about the switch.
Re: Not a good day!
I got that t-shirt as well, although I think my wife consigned it to charity as I had too many shirts. A lot of people commented on it as it was unusual to see t-shirts for books.
I met him at a book signing for The Business when it was released, nice guy to talk to and will be sadly missed.
It was The Crow Road tv series that got me into him, although I haven't read his sci-fi stuff.
Re: God I'm getting sick of Fry
Brian Cox may know about astrophysics, but what does he know about Biology??
God I'm getting sick of Fry
I'm getting a bit sick of Fry and also that Cox guy that was in D:Ream, spouting gibberish over things they don't really know about just because they can put it into words the plebs (people who get angry over someone being voted out of a talent show, but admit they don't vote) can understand.
Fry is only revered due to QI and having a air of pomposity about him, which is why he always played characters in Blackadder that now just seem to be a natural extension of himself, making me wonder if he was actually acting.
In a survey 8% of people wanted Fry to be Chancellor and 3% wanted Cox, no idea why as neither have anything to do with economics.
Re: Classic Yanklish
An Edinburgh taxi driver told me that when he got fed up of people asking if "THAT" was the castle, pointing to the great big castle looking thing on the hill, he would reply "No, that's a housing estate for poor people, the castle can't be seen in the city centre".
Pint because one will always keep you sane.
"It was an unnamed Jesuit* who coined the phrase "Give me the child for seven years and I will give you the man""
Came up on as a question on The Chase on ITV1 yesterday (Friday) who gave the answer of Ignatius Loyola.
Re: Where to go then?
He was asking for suggestions that weren't BT, Sky or Virgin which Talk Talk fits into, as painful as it is to suggest it.
Re: Where to go then?
I was looking at changing from Sky to O2 due to the cheaper package with phone discount and free 0845 calls (not available with Sky), Sky cut line rental in half for the year, cancelling out saving and saving having to get another new number (something about not being able to do an active line takeover).
Neither of us oddly enough, she was looking for a soldier, I was hoping to get a nurse to be honest.
And funnily enough I did use to work for the golden arched one, but that was long before signing up.
I met my wife on Uniform Dating. We exchanged messages/emails for about 3 months before we finally met up (me being an hour late).
I travelled to visit her a couple of times, then she came to visit me, I was looking for a job in two cities, decided it would be easier to look in one and moved in with her.
I have used various different dating/meeting sites, most for short term dalliances.
A friend of mine was due to meet a girl in a club while we were out, I went with him, he met her, and then ran out saying that she was nothing like she had described and her photo had suggested.
Re: Yes it is totally legal - just read and look!
But it's not in the street, it's in a shopping centre.
You can see the floor plan with the list of shops behind the seats, the floor is the standard white tiles you usually find in shopping centres.
So it may be that the centre has wifi throughout the building, meaning that regardless of where you are (outside of being in stores) there is wifi.
Re: ahead of the wave
"If you get a problem with your line, hope there is some (any) crackle on the line, they seem to always prioritise this higher than a pure broadband issue."
That'll be due to BT making voice a higher priority than broadband. I used to work for a company doing helpdesk support for a reseller, if there was a broadband issue, it would sit for days, even after calling the Indian drones they employ, as soon as it was an issue with voice they were all over it.
There was a job advert for 2e2 posted yesterday, which made me wonder why they are looking to recruit while laying staff off.
Seem to remember something like this before
Didn't we have this before, when ITV were separate regions and broadcast local programs as well as the national fare?
Didn't they all get swallowed up by a few regions so that ultimately we now only have 3-4 ITV companies.
So how is this not going to end up the same?
Re: To survive
"3.Utility Companies must offer reduced charges for businesses"
Hollister has this one sorted, now they just need to have torches by the front door that you have to pay for so you can see what your buying.
Blockbusters closing all stores?!?
Ummm... Blockbusters are only closing 160 stores - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21099741
Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article
What's the bet they are the "unnamed rival".
All Brewdog bars have the same password for the wifi (or at least they should have), so you connect in one and it's the same across all the bars. Plus it's a standard router connection, no sign up required.
Probably by hiring people who quit three days later, having people who spend more time off sick than actually working, organising meetings to discuss organising meetings, sending people to vocational courses that you can't fail because the tutors actively help you pass and paying for private transport when public transport is available and cheaper.
Re: I'm shocked, SHOCKED
"> Wikimedia Foundation UK, admitted to racking up a bill of £1,335 for business cards, calling it "a failure to make the most effective procurement choices"
Indeed - it says in the minutes that this was a screw-up and asks for details about how procedures and polices have changed."
I keep getting crap from Vistaprint offering free business cards, someone should sign them up to their mailing list.
Just received an email from Sky telling me they were moving my email to Yahoo mail. Glad I don't actually use the Sky email address, but wonder if this may be the reason.
"Does each NATO member use different comm gear? How does that make defense better?"
Makes it easier to avoid friendly fire, unless your American.
I had the "joys" of working in a call centre, where they also did Second Life support, one of the guys going through training to support fruit flavoured phones had worked on that part of the business and said that the amount of calls they would get from kids who hadn't been fed, washed or taken care of by they're parents because they were sucked into this "reality" was shocking.
Have you installed the newest version of Facebook for iOS?
I was gobsmacked with how poor the last update was, I haven't dared and I'm worried that it's going to go down the same route as the Android one (again refusing to update it).
When you have a timeline that doesn't show the stories in the right order when you select Most Recent there is something fundamentally wrong with the coding (never mind only showing 4-5 posts).
I've never managed to successfully post an update, check-in or upload a photo successfully on Android despite having stock Jelly Bean on a Nexus S
I use Facebook to keep in contact with people, but as I previously stated, the way things are going, people will start looking for something else when every second post is a sponsored ad (that may be the case already, adblocker stops them on everything bar the fondleslab).
It's a slow slide to oblivion
Maybe with this new push to actually use the POS apps they have been downdating*, they might just start to see why pretty much all the reviews on the facebook apps are slating them for not doing the basics you'd expect to be able to do, ie post a status and reply to other people's statuses.
Facebook are on the slippy slope down to oblivion, and the sooner the next great social network comes along the better everyone will be, until that goes the same way.
*downdating as updating implies that things have been fixed/actually work better than before the update.
Or they could just latch on to the markers the channels put on the programs to highlight an ad break to the regional stations (little black/black and white boxes in top corners just before a break). I realise this is probably only good for ITV/Channel 4/Channel 5 channels, but if the markers are already there, why not use them.
Or maybe it's the new Ipad mini mega - http://youtu.be/7J2Au80BmHc
Re: All your eggs in one basket
"What would you do in a power cut? (Serious question)"
Laptop and 3G dongle worked fine for me the few times power has gone off (houses being built near by, electric off for a few hours a couple of times).