85 posts • joined 25 Jan 2013
Re: Better but still a bit of a pigs ear
'The only compatible format is paper.'
You've clearly never seen my handwriting.
or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.
In this case, don't you mean <essex>sofisticaa'ed</essex>
'The BBC has stayed silent about the continuing glitches. It's been nearly 12 hours since Auntie updated its users about the outage.'
Good. Hopefully that means they're concentrating on fixing the issue(s) rather than web2.0rrea.
Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"
Forgot the sarcasm tags. Sorry.
Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"
'Exactly, so if the government insist on the right to snoop, then they must bear ALL the costs of keeping data beyond the very limited time period that the ISPs may need it'
So by extension, *we* must bear all the cost of allowing our glorious leaders to poke their noses in where it's not required or warranted.
I like this!!
Fair points. Wasn't being facaetious. At least not intentionally.
Never quite got the point of charging pads. Is it that much more difficult to plug it in?
Assuming you mean 100 yds. There is a way round that of sorts, in that if you're fairly near a big town, you can get a PAYG sim from $provider_with_mast_in_area.
Would there be a market for a non-network provider to build masts in these hard-to-reach areas, then charge network providers for use?
'Many thanks to the gentle readers who wished me well over the last couple of weeks'
By that I assume you mean commentards who were slightly less abusive than normal?
I think you've answered your own question there.
'A huge amount of trivial human labour....So while it clearly makes sense to have robots doing deliveries...'
Maybe true, but the examples you cite are relatively difficult for Robots to do. Authentication of people can be relatively tricky, depending on the method used. Also how would a robot identify who an 'appropriate' neighbour is, if you're out?
Fnar Fnar Fnar!!
What time do you technically finish? Can you get $takeaway_of_choice to deliver at $:01?
Re: What excites me?
Asset systems :|
Re: all that dosh...
A room full of $100 dollar bills to be able to get women to roll around naked with him.
I've tended to find that the quality (is that the right term here?) of customer service tends to be inversely proportional to the size of the company.
I can understand that to some degree. Given the humongous user base that microsoft has, for example, it would be impossible for them to provide support for every conceivable issue and use case.
Maybe some kind of customer service SLA could be in order when you sign up for things.
Hence uncomfortable headlines from the likes of the Daily Mail: Eating organic foods does NOTHING to reduce the cancer risk among women, says new study.
That bastion of high quality and truthful reporting said THAT? I'll never eat anything organic ever again.
Re: I'm not sure what to make of that analogy.
Maybe, but bacon and brown sauce trumps all.
and getting finance will be sponging?
Yes, but to make it uber-trendy, you need to say is with a hard G, as in bonging.
Re: iPhone 4S
'Apple replaced mine for about £45. Not bad to keep a two and a half year old phone going.'
Not taking the mickey here, but considering, for example, that you can get an HTC cell for about 6 quid and replace it yourself, it's not particularly good either.
I'd find this funny....
.... if it wern't so true.
Best in Reception class?
Re: Do it when your users are away on holiday
Flip-side of that is there's no-one around to test for bugs/do training. You may end up adding to the sh1tstorm you always get when people come back in September.
Are you a UK based institution?
If so, does your local RBC offer a solution?
Re: It needed to brew itself a hot cuppa first
"taking input from /dev/coffee"
An internet to you for that quote.
Indeed. Maybe a certain cash rich company might consider making a donation.
Re: Back in the real world
To some extent. But there is still a need for PCs for a large number of jobs. For example CAD, mathematical analysis, design and photography as well as many others.
I'm an IT technician, for my sins, and I'd much rather work with a full size keyboard and screen.
Re: Use strong, memorable passwords
2 issues i see with password lockers.
1. If your very forgetful, (as i am) if you forget your password locker password, then you're stuffed.
2. What if the password locker gets hacked?
'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'
Can someone give a convincing reason why there's a need for this?
Ar'nt theyshooting themselves in the foot slightly?
Won't people just wait until the price drops?
Take the point, but it is still dependent on a reliable internet connection. For anyone who can't afford an second internet line onto their premises, it's going to be a key SPOF.
Re: Computers are not that different
How much do you reckon Coke spend on product development? I'd have thought after New Coke they'd save the money and spend it somewhere else.
I would, except they're all as bad as each other. one way or another.
I think apple configurator is supposed to be helpful for apple MDM, but as i understand it, you need OSX server for it to work, which is obviously an additional cost.
So what happens to the people who own Fujitsu shares listed on the LSE? Can they still trade them somewhere else? Or do the shares just lose their value. Genuinely interested to know.
'I discovered that internet access in London’s Tech City was on a par with Will.I.Am’s contribution to the advancement of humanity, i.e. non-fucking-existent.'
Same could be said of his contribution to music.
Made my Friday morning. :)
Re: "the majority of the work remains ahead of us."
True, but you don't need 10 gbps per device to watch kitten videos. Aggregate through put maybe...
Not meaning to p*$$ over your joke though. Sorry
For the downvoter's information, the Eadon reference was a joke.
Also, my money's on Eadon.
Re: I saw all the fanbois outside the oxford shop today
@StevenN Gaaaah, it's <u>lose</u> you pillock.
Re: Quote.... It's just an iPad, FFS
@ac 12:51 ' a much faster (64 bit) processor'
64 bit does not necessarily equal faster.
something afoot on my 60Mbs connection.
Why do we need to know about your connection speed?
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