134 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012
Re: I'm possibly wrong
ah true, i forgot one had to go to glasgow for 3 months once and so had to factor in rent etc (he was from Durham), yeah costs do factor in too
I'm possibly wrong
I may be mistaken here, so please don't get angry if I am, but isn't the generally higher pay rate of a contractor specifically to mitigate against times when the market is dry?
a friend who contracts says his longest dry spell was about 3 months once, but you weather it because you've saved up when you DID have work at a higher pay than permie staff
you can't have your higher-than-permie pay AND long-term job security too... for a start it tends to piss off the regular workers who demand that full-time staff are recruited instead
Yeah it's DRM but it's very flexible
My wife bought it and owns it, but because she's authorised me to her library i can play it anytime she's not which is pretty good imo
Also, as someone commenting on a website where a lot of us make our living writing software, you should that piracy is bad, mmkay?
Wife downloaded it last night on steam, should all be activated and ready after work. That's my weekend sorted!
...That the register is trying to make sure the next prototype Apple phone is dropped in a place of their choosing.
That'll make 'em listen!
Re: First in your class at a great college?
you know more about your son's financial history than I can remember about my own, Dinner conversation must be a blast at yours
Re: "glass" is a useless bit of kit.
lots and lots of products are "stolen" from sci-fi
I don't think anyone really begrudges them it. If you invented a warp drive back in the day i highly doubt gene roddenberry would have given a damn as long as he could get a go
Re: "glass" is a useless bit of kit.
you don't know Jake do you? he made one of these when he was like 9 in his own forge
between three and 11 per cent of the obtained Yahoo! webcam pics contained "undesirable nudity."
the rest were of nude underage kids
...the batteries that ran down if left idle and cost a bomb to recharge?
I wonder if a firm gets penalised any time the security features need to actually be used, because i can't imagine they want too many of these lost; gives the bad guys something to poke and prod for the next time which devalues the marketability of the entire product to other companies surely?
not always when i'm wearing them. sometimes they just fall out of a jacket when they're in my coat pocket and then i bend over, take it off and sling it on a chair, or the gets folded in half top-pocket-facing-down on the short journey from cloakroom girl to hanger or whatever. they're just remarkably unsuited to ever staying with me (don't want them in the same pocket as my keys, not in my trousers because of all the sitting actions bending them etc so i usually keep them in the dangerous top-pocket of a coat)
Raises an interesting point, I've never broken any glasses or anything, but get through 1 or 2 pairs a year, purely by losing them when drunk
but if they were high-tech and liable to sell well on ebay they're probably very easy to snatch off someone's face compared to nicking an iphone, which was a craze for a long while, and that's in your hand which has the ability to grab..
i think the lesson is don't take them to bars, i don't even take my smartphone to pubs in case i drop it or get mugged (i go out in middlesbrough..)
...i spend about 30 minutes reading the reddit comments on the subject of how much people lost
I was a tad dismayed at seeing all these rich people with so many zeroes appended to their net worth, until i remembered why they were posting and i felt so happy
(Don't judge me, Please remember we're British, we love to laugh at the misfortune of those doing better than us)
Re: Which disties?!
Not one of the any of the ones which are our primary ones anyhow that's for sure.
I'm afraid I had to stop reading here, I just couldn't risk an aneurism
nominations through April 7, 2014.
yeah i was thinking that. Isn't there a .co.uk in my address bar?
never underestimate beard-detection
it'll tell you if that long-haired guy wants a copy of the guardian or metal hammer
....comes with lots of free cookies and some junk mail in the box
ok good, but don't look down your nose at us for it and react really rather horribly and childishly as you have been up to now
people are allowed opinions that differ from yours, you know, and shouldn't be shouted down, bullied or made to feel vain for wanting to maintain their dignity and privacy in life
sent from your google glass? :/
You're taking this very personally i must say
Where do you draw the line at what you consider to be excruciatingly embarrassing?
when it's on the frigging internet for giggling youths...
I do stupid things in public sometimes. i trip over, or i have to do an embarassing 180 when i realise i turned a wrong corner or or i say hello to someone who just LOOKS like a person i know or i fall asleep on the bus and jump awake or realise i've just walked 2 streets with a nerf dart stuck to my damn coat thanks to my nephew.
The thing is to capture any of this people tend to have to have lightning quick reflexes with phones which is different with an always-out ready-to-start-at-any-time camera. i don't want to have to iron all my clothes just to go to the corner shop and always be conscious of every slight action in case the fucking internet-humiliation style-gestapo happen to catch me picking my nose or something and put it on the internet
It'd be an explosion of those "spotted" facebook pages, which were basically just "holy shit, this woman is fat LOOK"
Apple should use some of their vast amounts of cash to buy a formula E team. nothing encourages R&D like a competition that can be a massive PR showcase if you get it right
And getting a team hasn't worked out too badly for a certain energy drinks company..
Re: Bears and woods....UK Gov IT is all bears and woods!
Having worked in gov IT i see your 3:1 manager to dev ratio and instead of a grin at a jolly good exaggeration i'll just join you in a solemn, knowing frown
It got to the point when they realised so many of the normal staff were now managers that they had to invent new lower paygrades for the new people joining as non-managers
Their drivers are a bit of a pain in the ass actually (on Linux), but supposedly they've been getting better very recently
I wonder how many demons he's killed!!!!!
(or how many people he has killed AS a demon. Either is impressive, to tell you the truth)
Re: inquiring former colonials want to know...
Shepherd's pie is lamb and cottage pie is beef
I asked my wife this the other day when i said i've never had a cottage pie, and it turns out I do because she always uses beef but everyone still calls it shepherd's pie anyway :/
Re: Some say...
Probably had something to do with the guns and planes pointed at them too
...the worst "tech" news source out there, and that's including the kinda tech sites where the people who comment call each other bro.
Google - Not the first American to claim to be Irish
I like the article. Even without any particular dislike of macs (I accept some people prefer them and don't begrudge them that) rewriting the company's history as some epic journey from the start is just distorting some non-events into turning points that made humanity gasp
Re: On a more serious note ...
<i<where should i stop?</i>
when you see that submit button, Just stop and think "Is there something around my self-sufficient commune I could be doing?"
Re: While you're logged in...
To be fair, marissa self-flagellation would satisfy me
their biggest customer..
..Would surely be sites offering products they don't want scraped for comparison sites etc?
As someone who does automated testing i was a bit scared til i saw the underlying code doesn't have to change, so it's still nice and static in dev...
Re: Antimatter information that is newsworthy:
who was that guy who shot up loads of people then they found he spent all his life posting paranoid walls of text on forums and everyone thought he was a bit weird but harmless?
Hi manfrommars1 ;)
Today's trending topics
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but if it was the shark doing the jumping then the fonz would've been in a lot more trouble..
How to do flight comparison
1- select flight details, any extras number of passengers etc
2-get as far as final payment screen which shows the final after taxes
3-enter method of payment
4-repeat steps 1-3 for each airline that does that journey
6-close tabs on all the runners-up
it's the only way to be sure!
I wonder if ryanair wonder why the final payments screen get 10x as many hits as passengers they carry
Re: the long way
yeah that's very true (what you said about knowing the risk and taking it) as long as they know it's a risk and these guys aren't vetted or whatever.
I'm not sure, This is the first time I've heard of uber so I don't know if it's made clear or people assume "it's a company with apps and EVERYTHING so the drivers will be fine"
the long way
Happens here too. As an Irish guy living in England calling a taxi can sometimes lead to a grand little tour, after a few minutes of which (to really annoy him) I'll inform him I've been in this town for 12 years and I think I know my way to my mother-in-law's house and that it's a 4.60 fare with his company...
Phoenix in newcastle are good though. you can book a taxi with an app (which also uses GPS iirc as well as an ETA display) and they (and LA taxis) use GPS to monitor any drivers who take a route that's a bit naughty for the start and end points
With unlicensed taxis though how liable are they for a drunk girl who claims to have been assaulted etc? how much checks does a driver go through?
Re: The "Twitter is th ebest computer game ever to have been created" irked me too
haha that uses pretty much the me logic. multiplayer notepad!
The "Twitter is th ebest computer game ever to have been created" irked me too, i liked this article
Re: The purpose of Steam machines is to attract console players @ Valeyard
well no they're not upgraded. they're replaced by a completely different console. a ps3 is not an upgraded ps1... otherwise backwards compatibility wouldn't be an issue
I bought my ps3 about 6 or 7 years ago i'd say and games work just as well on it. it's not something i've had to worry about because i knew that they would.
sure 2 years time there'll be no ps3 games. but you're saying that about a product that has already seen the release of its successor; hardly fair
Re: The purpose of Steam machines is to attract console players
yeah xbox/ps3 is not upgradeable, but you don't NEED to upgrade it and that's the beauty of consoles
the thing about ps3 is that i bought it so many years ago and it's fine. with a steam box i'd have to buy a new one or upgrade an existing one to keep in line with the games i want which will always move the goalposts, which i'd be doing on my pc anyway
I use Steam in th eliving room with a controller but that works fine for me without another system to maintain
Re: SeeSpace InAir
To be fair, even Lewis can make that mistake in the pitlane ;)
Re: Forum's useless anyway
i said the normal users were helpful, it's the admins who fly off the handle at anything
But you feel free to "call bullshit" on whatever you want at the slightest non-provocation against yourself. with such a short temper you could be an admin there in no time.
ha got there before me, have an upvote
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