42 posts • joined 2 Oct 2012
1. Answering a survey...
2. On a discount coupon site...
3. In the US of A...
High praise indeed. They should put those skills on their next CV/résumé...
Why am I suddenly thinking about a trailer park and Judge Judy? No, wait, it's much worse, can you hear it?
Je-rry! Je-rry! Je-rry!
< EEK! >
Acronyms/Initialisms... Hmmm... I bet they are 100‰ au fait with whatever the US equivalents of JSA + ASBO are...
so... friends and relatives...
I've been putting this off for a while but it's decision time...
I'm actually tempted by android.
NO. JUST NO.
That is all
How long before the patent sharks start circling...
I hope this is globally successful.
what a difference a browser makes
Slightly off topic but I try to preach prevention instead of just protection. The first thing I do to "prevent" nasties is to get users to ditch IE and install adblock, be it on Firefox or chrome. There's a real connection between "ads" and malware. I forget the name but I also try to add a traffic light extension/add on to rate websites.
I know you can get plugins for IE but I simply don't trust it.
I have a dream...
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a world where their phones will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their SD cards."
Cross platform operabilty... Now if only there were some way of coding once and then letting the operating system (whatever it may be) interpret that code and run it on whatever architecture it happened to be running on...
Um... Hang on... Didn't someone already have this idea? WHO F*@#£D IT UP THEN??? And how do we fix this?
The RED screen of death!
How exactly is this bad news for ms?
Oh no, they are selling "the wrong" windows...
Surely "HP abandons windows for Ubuntu/android" would have been
A) more interesting
C) good news for everyone
Then Microsoft would have to pull their socks up and start trying to sell their os rather than "cheating" by having it preinstalled and zero choice when purchasing a PC (i mean your average Joe Bloggs buying from your average PC e/retailer) - this would mean they have to listen to their users' wants and needs - it's been waaaaaay too long since they did that (xp!)
"British" is a word created by the English so they can try to steal some of the glory of their neighbours in the context of sporting events. Us Scots are usually shite at sports but on the rare occasion someone does does do well...
Frederick John "Fred" Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams.
On 7 July 2013, (Andy) Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first British man to do so since Fred Perry, 77 years previously.
I rest my case.
Re: missed a trick...
Wait... It DOES have a start button at the bottom left...
missed a trick...
All google need now is a "start" button at the bottom left corner... Ha
Re: As is the case everywhere
Agreed. I recently discovered that you can pretty much do ANYTHING if you have authorisation from someone senior enough. Not "senior in I.T." just "senior". I now have full access to YouTube so I can watch as many cat movies as I like without having to waste 15 seconds evading websense any more...
These senior management / director types are like corrupt government officials in foreign countries, accepting bribes for iPhone signoffs.
They have no place dictating I.T. policy, be it security, hardware or software
Re: Piracy or not
How about limewiarrrrmearties
Beep! 404! Delivery address not found...
Beep! Whirr...excuse me, meatbag, I am looking for Connor, Sarah Connor...
...or a dictionary
Re: Flash on Android
Skyfire web browser, on Google play.
For when you absolutely HAVE to use a website with flash on android.
I tend to install, use website, then uninstall.
...the cure for aids
bye bye phonecalls...
looks like I'll be bricking my nexus 4 at the weekend...
Re: He does have a point
...not according to the stallman
You are describing both patents and copyright through rose tinted Google glasses and not necessarily the realities we see today.
Patents are now used as weapons to prevent progress and competition by companies that already have too much money, stamping on the little guy. They are shared and traded amongst the already powerful.
Copyright now = DRM = a means of locking you in to specific hardware, making you dependent upon particular patents. It also means exploitation of the creators of said content by publishers as it can prevent them from firing said publishers as THEY own the copyright, not the creator - yes we will publish your work but only if you sign it over to us mwahahahah - now, here's your 0.0001 penny after we made £10 per album/movie. Want more cash? Pimp yourself out at a music festival or awards show, or expose some skin to the press.
i've got one...
'Health and safety' got me it after I complained when they swapped out the insanely power inefficient lighting in the office for even worse 'mini suns' without glare filters. They said here, use this new keyboard it has matt keys and won't glare so much. Yeah, like its not already reflecting off my gloss desk..
It was awful for the full 5 mins I tried to use it. It went straight in the bin immediately after I 'switched off' (broke) the light above my desk. Now it can't hurt anyone else and the company will save a fortune on the electric bill...
Re: Keeping buzzing, you happy worker bees!
I make a point of hitting reply all
...and copying my **** boss in at the same time...
Re: Reply-all should require more input
Hear hear, I'd also add that distribution lists should only be allowed as bcc, at the same time 'reply all' only working for to and cc (:. ignoring bcc), both having a maximum number of recipients ; your 20 sounds about right. Job done.
i am disturbed
...that I had to go to the 5th o in gooooooooooogle before I was presented with a 'sexy' interpretation of 'anal beaver juice'
Maybe I am a dirty b####### after all!
that explains why my work xp boot time
Feels like longer than my speccy took to load treasure island dizzy...
No, wait, it DOES take longer!
there is a "demographic" susceptible to surveys...
A) too stupid to avoid "person with clipboard"
B) think their opinion matters (inflated ego = questionable grip on reality)
C) too polite to refuse to complete a survey (therefore also more likely to leave false positive feedback)
D) love the product so much they take it to bed at night and have the brand name tattooed on their forehead
E) hate the product so much they buy it over and over again just so they can complain about how much they hate it
F) I could go on but I can't be bothered
Nutshell: I don't trust survey results.
3 words; portable wireless storage
Also portable wireless SD card/usb reader come battery chargers are approx 25 quid.
Not perfect but adequate.
There are actually some benefits over traditional "put SD card in phone" setup such as "micro SD card catapulted 50 feet into strangers coffee". The less fiddling with micro SD cards the better IMHO.
we can fix this...
Xmas is coming
Tell everyone you know to buy their non-iPhone using family/friends with a handset more than 3 years old a nexus 4 and donate their old model to charity
Anyone left over could be converted to ffos.
Most mobiles have a Max of 4 years use before they start falling to bits/ looking embarrassingly scratchy anyway. Google should be targeting these people with a nexus 4 this Xmas. TV ads showing crappy old mobiles refusing to dial 999/911 while their small children burn to death before their eyes in an Xmas tree light related inferno... Would make a good enders or corrie Xmas special... Noooo... Damn you extended carphone warehouse contraaaact...
in other news, microsoft windows skips 3302 generations...
I for one am looking forward to windows 3310
If you look on the evil proprietary PooTube you will find several lectures regarding his views on both patent and copyright law.
This is just like the "...but why would you ever need more than 2gb of ram???" nonsense.
I hear this kind of thinking all the time and what makes it a thousand times worse is that the people saying it are too damned clever to be doing so. Slap yourselves before you lose credibility. Stop being the catholic church of the 21st century - and can't you see you are being USED?
Who has the most to lose from progress in the "mobile" sector? Traditional desktop and laptop manufacturers. You don't see a 64bit HP ultra-pad because consumers would no longer buy an ultra-book. Am I making sense? The reason surface rt failed was because it was supposed to be rubbish so people would buy the "proper" surface pro. If ms didn't have any competitors this strategy could have worked but they were simply too arrogant.
I'm hoping a tech firm with zero foothold in traditional desktops/laptops will take us forwards -and apple could fit that criteria/be willing to make the potential sacrifice in other areas because they too are arrogant, however hopefully in a manner that could prove beneficial to consumers!
Just my 2p
>Ming the merciless
...please stop using flash.
my phone (nexus 4) is flash-free and is my primary content consumption device. I think you'll find I'm not alone.
fixed it for you
"...claimants committing suicide because of the fear of losing their benefits is..."
...arguably a win-win.
less job seekers = less competition if you are presently unemployed = less of working peoples taxes spent on benefits = more public funds to fight inflation = CHEAPER BEER
stop right there criminal scum
Beat me to it!
Re: What piracy ?
Ditto I had nocd cracks for pretty much every pc game I owned back in the day; more captain haddock than seaman stains. I don't recall owning a single pirated pc game. However... Looking back earlier my speccy had exactly one 'legal' game; treasure island dizzy, and piracy on the amstrad and amiga was pretty intense as well. Like it or no, console gaming made game production more profitable and freetarding less easy. I'd have thought Xbox, PlayStation and Pish (what were they thinking) sales far exceed that of PC, even if you include steam, and hardware cracks of consoles will likely be a very small demographic.
Is it just me, or is ordering a game online and having it arrive on the doorstep a few days later a vastly superior experience to:
1. Waiting 10 mins for a PFY to go "into the back" (read: for a poo) to find said game at the supermarket and holding up everyone else behind you in the queue
2. Paying through the nose to download said game from xbox live/equivalent (later googling the "new" price on amazon and physically crying)
3. Going into a "gaming retail store", in 2013, wearing a beard, and dropping lies about your purchases being for "the damned kids".
4. Crying "Oo ar me arties! Pieces of 8, pieces of 8!" whilst having your timbers shivvered by several large sweaty gentlemen on cell block 4, while the other half gets busy with "Bill from next door". Then recalling the price of said download on xbox live and thinking "what a *** bargain!"
5. Buying game from "that shifty bloke down the pub" then finding out it is actually a poor cam recording of "Sex and the City 3 : return of the gilfs"
does it come with a hand crank to charge?
Batteries are still pants. Pink polka dot pants.
"I can watch the lord of the rings trilogy on my awesome new iclone at 1080p"
"For seven minutes"
And i have access to a charger in my car, a dock at home and a usb cable at work... yet as soon as i make phone calls on it it still dies on me! What if power was less available and more expensive? Lets hope the new chips are less thirsty...
the tablet shall perish
Linux distros will hopefully still prove to be a valid choice for many a year to come. The form factor is irrelevant. Laptops have overtaken desktops, Tablets may be overtaking laptops, but the things we have lost in the name of portability and tiny-shiny are no less necessary, so there are still desktops.
The future of Linux is ARM.
The king has spoken.
Re: how long...
He had full access to all the sensitive data to begin with, just no tables in the db to group that information in a meaningful manner.
The information we thought was "enough" 20 years ago is now sorely lacking and business users are turning to the likes of faceforce.com for their crm requirements instead of optimizing inhouse solutions, or spending crazy money on marketing agencies to crunch their numbers for them. Why? Because inhouse our top heavy IT management teams are full of the kind of generic iPhone wielding sales director types with no love of the craft and cowards who would rather spend millions on SAP so they have someone to blame when it all goes pop.
We have exactly zero web developers left after the latest purge, yet 5 'salesforce developers' (former admins that attended a 4 hour course) have suddenly appeared in the commercial teams. On higher salaries than the devs!
Soon all we will have left is an Excel helpline and a "porn police".
...is a user expected to wait for a simple table?
There has been an RFE in the pipeline for FIVE YEARS where an analyst requested a simple table for grouping customers by sales reps so he can set up some automated reports to track their performance and ensure they are paid an apt bonus. It's a ten minute job; he doesn't even want a gui. It will take a little time to work into the reporting universes and test, but nothing major.
After 3 months of waiting he came up with a workaround using macros and spreadsheets, with a little autohotkey in the mix for good measure. It works, and admittedly is pretty impressive, but he is still screaming out for that table/tables because he knows the workaround is a sticky plaster.
He is still waiting, even though his job has changed since then he is still pushing for the enhancement. A team of people has since evolved around his macro solution.
What's wrong with this picture?
...turns out typescript is already patented...
New name = "poo water"
It looks a lot like coffee...
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