80 posts • joined Monday 25th February 2013 19:05 GMT
RE: made up email address
Hope there is no one called asd at asda, I'm probably responsible for a lot of email their way if there is.
Re: Same. Or Worse. @Vimes
And of that cash for services and equipment was _profit_ and how much of that was Googles profit?
Re: Cheese mints
Never came across cheese mints before, just asked google now where I can buy some and now ordered some :-)
Or maybe Serco?
Re: Unless the assignment was very simple
Maybe like a rangeCheck method?
I'm sure if my internet access was restricted getting onto facebook is going to be the last site I'd visit (actually it is even with unrestricted access). Besides, surely the powers that be could easily see who has been updating their facebook profile to identify people getting around the firewall?
Re: wood chip
It's quite common for trees to be felled just to create wood chips, usually smaller trees or those severely twisted. I used to cut down trees for chip board during holidays form uni. The demand for cheaper furniture often means that the demand for wood chip is greater than can be supplied as a by product, however usually they use fast growing soft woods or young trees when thinning out forests.
Open data format?
Why not also provide the data in format people can use easily, even if it's just csv.
scammers earn some $200m
Thats more than facebook then
Got to be the Apple one
Re: you stay at the end of the Tupe's salary protection period!
> telling us that TUPE did and did not run out, the lowest time being three years.
Then you where lied to, a good solicitor would have used that to get a good settlement if they were using that to try and get rid of you without needing to go to a tribunal, if it did make tribunal they would have thrown the book at the company.
Legal advice is a must do in any situation like this, doesn't cost much
Re: you stay at the end of the Tupe's salary protection period!
There is no such period, it remains in place until you leave the role. Any changes would have to be made under a change in your terms and conditions in exactly the same way as your previous employer would have had to. TUPE ensures that there is no difference in your terms and conditions that you had before you TUPEd, but you and your employer can negotiate to come to an agreement.
If you were being threatened with this you should have sought legal advice, you would have grounds for constructive dismissal.
Re: *massive* falloff in site visits
Maybe people end up not going to the site as they can see that the image is not what they are looking for?
Re: The status of Engineers.
> We need to get back to a situation where "Engineer" is a recognised professional title only granted after a recognised period of study assessment and achievement (and followed by continuous professional development) - like Doctor or Brigadier or Professor, as it is in Germany etc.
Or maybe "chartered"?
Re: Slabe labour or simply repaying one's debt to society
But doing someone who has never committed a crime a potential job. I'm all for rehabilitation and making the most of used resources but not at the expense of honest and would be hardworking people who can't find work. Same reason why forcing people who are unemployed to do work below the minimum wage is not a good solution, if there is something needs doing just employ some of those people in a real job.
You mean people use garages to keep cars in? I thought they where built to keep junk in.
RE: "You've just demonstrated that you have no understanding of what engineering or science psychology or social sciences are about, and just reciting a fact that you believe to be true but is actually wrong.
I do actually, my sister is a social worker and I helped her a lot with the statical work that she needed to cover. A lot of respect for that field and extremely beneficial to society.
An ex, who I met at university and lived with for 2 years studied psychology, but the subject bored me so I never paid attention so your posting is 50% true.
However I don't think I mentioned either of these subjects, I was not actually referring to any subject at all. I was merely was responding to someone was stating a science course at university level was about learning facts. That would that there analysis skill mentioned scientists apparently don't learn.
Re: Bashing the liberal arts
> As for something like history, it's supposed to encourage information gathering, analysis and critical thinking
Ah, I see why history can require more effort that science now, it's not like science requires anything like that. We only had to turn up every morning/afternoon, learn some stuff and go home. BTW, stem subjects in my experience required at least twice as much attendance at lectures and tutorials/labs as none stem subjects .
What does make stem subjects easier in a way is it's usually easier to figure out if you are correct rather than hoping your beliefs/opinions match that or the person marking your paper.
> I'm pretty sure I worked a damn sight harder than the science students at my college, most of whom spent their entire time memorising facts without understanding them
You've just demonstrated that you have no understanding of what engineering or science is about, and just reciting a fact that you believe to be true but is actually wrong. sci/eng not about committing facts to regurgitating them on demand. sci/eng is about understanding and applying those facts, often in a way that has never been done before. The answers to course work and questions do not exist in text books, just remembering stuff is no good without understanding them unless you want to fail.
I'm guessing it is actually the second Electrocutioner, the first one was purely a vigilante (but disliked by batman) and was killed. His brother then took over and became a bad guy after starting out as a vigilatte too.
I think he too was killed in a Green Arrow storyline though.
Re: Locking people up is a staggeringly ineffective measure
I don't believe it is. What is ineffective is NOT locking people up at all or for long enough.
> because the days of spending hundreds of dollars to get the most out of your computer are gone
Thought they'd gone years ago, not paid for software for at least 5 years. Services/support yes, but not the actual software.
RE: redub the Spanish
Close, it was released in Spain a long time ago with Manuel being called Paolo and from italy
Re: full of crap
Then can you not remove or disable them for her then? Is it really any different to when you buy say a windows PC nowadays?
Re: our Western financial institutions
Always thought Western culture originated from the greeks and romans, assumed that meant greece was going to be covered.
RE: an easy collar
Doubt they'd even do anything unless there was violence involved in the theft. There was a case reported on El Reg a while back where someone reported their apple laptop stolen and gave the police the location and photos of the person using it. Think he was being done for invasion of prvacy as he was posting stuff of the bloke 'enjoying' himself online.
Re: our Western financial institutions
So Greece is not a western country then? learning loads today, only just found out it's an island too today.
Re: not in scotland
No good though if you want to buy some beer
Re: Cheap hardware BUT
As much as I dislike Oracle as a company, especially with what they've done with Suns legacy, there are times when Oracle is the only choice. I'd feel much better using PostgreSQL however it doesn't always cut it (including EDB).
Likelihood is though, if you need Oracle licensing and maintenance is an acceptable cost, especially if the client expects Oracle.
RE: for free on Bitorrent
Which would obviously be illegal. However, it makes it very easy to read them, mush easier than wading through the loft insulation that is actually boxes and boxes of comics. Plus, many people find it unthinkable to open them once they've been bagged.
I'd love to see a subscription based service like spotify for comics.
Get them in CBZ format and you can read them on any mainstream (inc linux/android) platform.
Re: she just changed overnight
You get married yesterday?
Re: yyhey'd have £60m tied up in a warehouse, doing nothing but waiting for launch day
As opposed to billions lying in off shore accounts doing nothing but waiting for a tax amnesty.
Re: I'm a Windows Phone user
Congratulations, admission is the first step to recovery.
Re: manufacturer string
> There must be a way of putting a manufacturer string in there
There is but it often has to masquerade as something else, to access the play store and run netflix our ainol novo elf II has to pretend to be a samsung device
Re: Java apps never looked truly native
Because they were developed by people who didn't know what they were doing, or more than likely didn't care/or was deemed relevant. I'm pretty sure I could present you with screen shots of software on linux, osx and windows where you couldn't guess which was java and which is not.
Re: Java is increasingly emanating the stench of a legacy platform
Out of interest what industry do you work in, from where I and developer friends sit Java is far from a legacy platform. Although I do maintain a few apps that are around 15 years old.
For many people virgin is the only way to get more than 4 channels, there are still are areas where channel five is just too poor to watch. And presumably if you don't have much time to watch TC then a tivo box should help make sure that when you do have time there is something available to actually watch.
Re: UK vs Euro pricing
Is £9.99 and €9.99 really that much different to worry about. People want a fixed price, not one that changes hourly based on FX rates
Re: commercial license
proprietary even, automated spell checking/predictive typing :-(
If you pay oracle, the copyright holders, they grant you a license that lets yu distribute products based on mysql without having to distribute code for the propitiatory bits.
A long time ago I'm pretty sure that MySQL for windows was not free.
RE: I wasn't aware that there were any.
iTunes and plenty of others
Re: @Matt Bryant
The very fact that you wrote "dole-claiming junkies" says a lot about you. Daily Mail reader by any chance?
Won't help those on PAYE phones unless it doesn't eat into their data allowances.
Hmm, if only there was a way to uniquely identify a device, then someone could report a stolen device to apple/google/etc and they could check when a device connects to the app store. If no one could use the stolen devices theft would reduce a considerably.
Re: Diamond Jackson
How about a NSFW warning next time!
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