23 posts • joined Tuesday 29th January 2013 15:21 GMT
Lower cable from copter with digi keypad on it, type in your ticket number and price of beer is charged to your account and a cold beer is abseiled down the line to you. pass cable to the next person so they too can acquire a beer. make thumbs up gesture to send cable back up. Wear a hat with the outline of a beer glass on the top to alert copter to your immediate need.
Getting beer to the people is my day job!
I called the local plod after someone saw fit to steal a £120.00 bottle of plonk. Whilst on the phone they play a message asking you to fill in an on-line form if the issue is not urgent. So off I went and filled in the form, they emailed me back asking to call the 0845 number...
What if you have lost your thumb in an accident? or any part of your body for that matter?
What if two people in the room had eye patches? how much would you have to pay then.
What would happen if you pointed the TV at a Mirror and played a vid of gestures?
What's wrong with a remote control?
Re: Worlds Oldest Experiment?
Glad to know I'm not going insane, yet...
Worlds Oldest Experiment?
OK probably going to get flamed here, but I don't think this is the worlds oldest experiment. I remember watching something on the History channel years ago where a scientist set up two large glass tubes filled with a liquid mixture in a church lobby and left them to see how long it would take for them to separate. I have had a quick google but can't find anything on it. Also the church thing may be a red herring but it was an old building and in the UK.
As far as I can remember it's still going.
Anyone know anything about this?
Let the debunking begin!
Re: Mrs F....
Yeah I do that every time I use a mac!
Very capable of working it all out, but still like to complain the @ is in the wrong place, That ctrl + C doesn't work, that finder is probably the worst FM I have ever seen, that there is no HDMI port to connect to the TV, plus any other little niggle I can find. When really there are ways round it, and it's the same learning curve for my wife when she sits down in front of my laptop.
Probably something of an anti-apple mindset I have developed...
This type of thing can't always anonymised. They may be able to remove the user ID but if the query is write email to jane bloggs, meet me in the highland hotel for some naughty stuff. Signed your very naughty boy.
this along with a date stamp would make it easier to work out who the composer was.
Also as it uses the spoken word matching key phases and such like would also enable you to match more than one message together.
All lots of work but all possible with enough power and that buzz word Big Data.
Re: Backdoor job
@uselesspigs if you don't get your shit together and arrest this thief i'm gunna blow your station up!
That might get them round it works for airports!
Re: Looking into the past
I said it would work not that it was a good idea...
The mirror would only ever be able to show you events from the time (or close to the time) it was placed. Furthermore you would only be able to watch events at a specific time lapse. So if you needed to check whether the ball had crossed the line or not you would need to wait until that event was beamed back from the mirror.
All of this can be done with a video camera, and those guys at hawkeye don't have to worry about their jobs just yet!
In fact there are so many weaknesses with this idea that it would take to long to list them all! But this does not mean it wouldn't work just that are better ways to get the desired outcome!.
Beer because it's Friday and time for frivolous ideas.
Re: Looking into the past
You just need a mirror in space pointing at the area you want to watch in the past.
Times and distance are all relative!
Imagine watching the GP live four hours after it happened.
You could just time shift on your PVR but where's the fun in that.
I'm glad it took more than 3 mins to work who JB is less so that I instantly knew who 1D are!
First time in a long time.
Was needing to purchase some goods from a manufacturer in the north of England yesterday and for the first time in at least 3 years I was unable to proceed as the site required IE 6 now this left me with three options,
1) Install it in wine and piss around trying to get the bugger to work. I don't care what anyone else says I've never found wine reliable.
2) call their sales department and make the order (it was 7pm)
3) Purchase similar item from different supplier
Yeah I choose number 3!
The thing that bugs me about this conversation is that we are still having it in 2013! It strikes me that a lot of IT departments have known about this issue since the release of IE7 7 years ago! What the fuck do they expect build something once on some proprietary code base and think it will continue to run forever! Yes you could just run it on internal systems but the flags have been there for everyone to see for years!
The other part of this question that puzzles me is how complicated are these internal systems that could not be re-written easily using more modern code and open standards?
So a list of supported BYOD devices? thought that would be a given in any BYOD roll out.
I would like to know how much one of these would cost before dismissing it out of hand. Per device per cm2 just some sort of pricing would help evaluate it.
A few case use idea's
Roll up ebook reader (obviously)
Depending on flexibly update-able promotional flags
Price dependant, update-able restaurant menus, think nice expensive leather bound menus with five sheets inside that can be updated, workings kept in the cover, the plastic display replaces those plastic wallets used to swap out printed A4 sheets of paper.
Roll Up Plan viewer either A1 or A2 would be good. with some kind of calibration so we can scale from plans (if drawn to be able to do so)
Same for music
Something like this for exhibitions http://www.hampshireflag.co.uk/Roller-Banners.htm roll up banners
All niche markets but all took 5 mins to think of. Most have probably been thought of already. You really don't need to keep chasing the big idea.
Re: Would the ban be on products or the company?
Think that would depend on what would be considered their core business. Otherwise you would see Benson & Hedges moving into the aftershave market and advertising that instead.
As Sainsburys sell their own wine would this mean a ban on all their adverts? To argue that the producer/name on the label of nearly 30% of what occupies their wine shelves is not a major producer may be hard for them to do. It could be interesting to see the how that one played out.
as it stands the minimum price will be set at retail. So at 50p/unit a bottle of 12% wine would be £4.50, of that £4.50 £1.90 is Duty £0.75 is VAT leaving £1.85 for production/marketing/profit etc. taking my earlier example of a £3.33 bottle costing £0.88 it would give an additional £1.00 to the supply chain whether they spend that on a better base product or on advertising will be pure speculation.
Another point of interest as the price is at retail if you have a Makro or Booker or another cash and carry account you can carry on buying your alcohol from them (wholesale prices) which is another reason to use the base duty of alcohol as a mechanism than this poorly thought out strategy.
In essence I support this but it needs to be done properly or not at all.
I think the ban on advertising and large alcohol promotions would be the most effective as AC above points out that a ban on advertising would hopefully get people drinking better quality drinks. When you drink something you enjoy you tend to savour the taste, buy an 8% beer blonde in Bruges for 10 euros and you don't tend to down it in 20 minutes.
But if as they are planning just implement a minimum price on alcohol all it will do is give the producers more money to spend on advertising, thus meaning we are drinking the same shit but paying more for it.
As an independent off licence I would welcome some balance in the duty paid on different types of alcohol( I mean wine, beer, ect. not ethanol, methanol mr pendant) If for instance all paid the same duty say 25pence per unit and 20 pence per unit if you produce less than 10 000 units a year (similar to the reduction seen in the brewing industry) it would give a level playing field and also encourage a more diverse market.
With regard to a level playing field customs/HMRC needs to check the source of all this cheap alcohol, can we really trust the supermarkets to self regulate. I still have not been able to explain how some of the big boys can knock out a bottle of wine for £3.33 when VAT and duty on this would be £2.45 Leaving £0.88 for profit, production, marketing, bottling. Bottled water costs more!
So in summary ban advertising of alcohol, introduce minimum prices through Alcohol duty not as an after thought, make sure that alcohol is being sold with duty paid on it.
When it is not in use saving the planet could they point them at a receptor on Earth to harness the energy?
Re: har har!
That'll be new keyboard. Thanks.
With bluetooth taking care of the K & M we just need a UWB enabled smart phone to do the V.
This would be a good starting point for a monitor. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/monitors/366613/samsung-syncmaster-c27a750
Pair up your devices at home and at work. get in drop your smartphone on a charging mat and everything is up and working. you cold even put these wireless KVM solutions in your hot desking area or in a cafe, on a train excreta.
I like this. The only reservation I have about it being a ubuntu phone (typing this on ubuntu) is after watching the video from the link above where he mentions the use of the phone as a shopping experience and their recent invention of sending amazon search results to the desktop (I'm on the LTS so do not have this feature) is that it may try to do too much in the background to attempt to sell you stuff. I know the need to make money but as I have spent some time getting used to unity (yes I like it, like me it's simple) and such like I would pay a few quid for each upgrade. Not as much as they want for the per seat full support package mind.
Word of the day. Thanks.
for those without access to an internet of things 'Chaebol (from chae: wealth or property + pol: faction or clan) refers to a South Korean form of business conglomerate.'
Out of warranty?
Why are they unable to get apple to fix this, if their phone is out of warranty. Coming from the end of the scale where I download the odd package and obscure program with the program writer explicitly telling me that he has made this code available for those who wish to use it but offers no warranty or guarantees when running the program I know if it does not work then tuff titties. I would assume that if Apple allow a customer of theirs to download and install an update to their device they would be responsible for fixing it or at least offering a solution, other wise I would say that they have supplied something that is not fit for purpose via their store, free or not.
As far as I'm concerned it is their software, their device they are responsible for it.