23 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
Don't forget the rest.
I just wonder what the Chinese and Russian, intelligence agencies are collecting. You can be pretty sure that the NSA isn't the only agency doing this sort of thing. And then we have non-government collection. Hello Google, Amazon and anyone storing their 'stuff' in the 'Cloud', or do we trust them because they only have commercial motives?
The real problem is with people that think a network designed by a US defence research agency would not be monitored to an unbelievable level.
Re: Increasing shareholder value???
Meg has a long term plan. Her problem is trying to overcome the people that want short term rewards that you so clearly described.
They are only paying this because they'll lose far more than that if they don't. The British public have stopped going to Starbucks and gone to other coffee shops that do pay tax in the UK, so the people that buy the coffee get the benefits. There's not much point buying coffee in the UK to help the Swiss and Dutch economies (the countries that Starbuck's fiances juggled the tax bill from UK sales to).
Kilo = 10^3
Mega = 10^6
Giga = 10^9
The fact that it's bytes and not grammes or metres is irrelevant or you actually think that a Kilometre is 1,024 metres?
Re: Try reading the article
"Blew out" = "Flamed out", I.e. The rocket nozzle lost its flame, not that the nozzle blew off.
Top Tip: If your headline is xxxxxx is 'rushed and half-baked', don't start the article with a spelling mistake in the first word that would have been caught by a spell checker from 1987.
Re: "The Enigma code was developed by the Germans just after the WWI"
Actually WW1 was referred to as the First World War, nit just the Great War, before WW2.
If only the author of the article knew the difference between a product and a service.
Electronics Boutique finally dies
So, Electronics Boutique, who became EB, who bought out Game and stole their branding to avoid a legal dispute with the US Electronics Boutique have fianlly died. I liked the original Game and hated EB. EB with Game's branding was still EB. I hated it the first time Game died, but now they've died again I can't say I care that much at all. Good riddance, etc.
Process Vs Security
Coming back from a military tour, I had to pass through a metal detector at the part of the aitport tjhe military were using. Before doing so, I had to pass my rifle and pistol to the attendant. As he passed them back to me after I'd walked through the detector, I asked 'what exactly are you trying to detect?'.
"nearly $US900 in fines and settlements have been paid"
Damn, that'll reach them.
A colleague and I had nice cars in Germany, whilst our wives had little runabouts. When it snowed heavily, it was a nightmare trying to get the E class Merc or the 5 Series BMW down the lane to the main road, whereas the Peugeot 205 and Ford Fiesta just drove there quite happily, as they didn't have a computer trying to compensate for the conditions.
First, my experience with recruitment agencies is that they are looking to tick boxes. If your CV has the list of things their description for the post has, then they forward your CV. Your ability to do the job is secondary to the boxes.
Second, if companies want to hire English graduates instead of techies, ASK FOR THEM IN THE JOB SKILLS REQUIREMENT, otherwise, expect to get CVs from techies written in the manner a techie would write.
Strange company begaviour...
But Dixons, which is part of the Currys/PC World group, but only online now, often has some of the best prices, with reasonable delivery charges and the option to choose when you want it delivered!
And this is new?
I knew someone in the mid 90s that bent down in the middle of the street for no apparent reason and then stood up looking embarrassed. Apparently, he thought he'd just seen a health pack and was going to pick it up.
If the MOD was funded properly half of these problems wouldn't occur. I know of one large defence project where the MOD had to remove a large number of requirements until the cost fitted within the amount of money they could spend on it. Funny old thing, 18 months later, some of the areas removed as cost savings had to be added back in, as the system actually did need them after all. Now it costs more to add them than the original cost saving, as the changes affects an existing design. if the project had been funded properly at the outset then this wouldn't have been an issue.
This may not be true for every defence project, but I've seen more money wasted due to cost-saving measures than I have through over specification.
Currys, thanks, but no thanks
Curry's may be there, but that's one shop I'll never buy anything from. Their pricing borders on the illegal.
A few years back Which? gave a TV a top budget TV rating for its features at £725. Curry's price complete with large Which? winner logo: £1,125.....
CD Player MRRP: £99
Curry's price: £125
Response from salesmen when asked why it was higher than MRRP: "Well go somewhere else then".
And what does your experience say about a man being innocent until proven guilty and how this compares to Manning's treatment so far? I'd say that the rule book 'appears' to have been thrown out of the window already in this case.
To the AC above....or the speed camera was faulty, you decide. The van's top speed isn't relevant, as most vehicles can't reach their manufacturer's stated top speed anyway.
And in the real world...
Wow, I love the way most people are commenting on one sentence and not on the article. Way to miss the point. I guess when your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband says they are leaving you for someone else, you'll correct the grammar of their last sentence instead of listening to what they said...
Same as MR2, I highly doubt it...
As the MRA4 were re-skinned MR2s, the only bit that wasn't replaced was some of the airframes skeleton and even some of that was replaced. The reason they were re-skinned is because you can't buy new Nimrods anymore. As someone else has mentioned, the only thing the MRA4 has in common with the MR2 is the name 'Nimrod' and some of the skeleton.
I was always under the impression that the primary purpose of Black Buck wasn't so much as to bomb the runway at Stanley, but prove that the UK could fly a nuclear weapon capable aircraft all the way to South America.
"Have there been any UK instances of such things actually going off years later, under anything less than conditions of extreme provocation?"
Yes, a lecturer at Sandhurst was killed in 1997 when a First World War shell he had in his office blew up.
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