38 posts • joined Monday 15th January 2007 13:27 GMT
Re: An easy e-bay rule/message for auctions closing over £x
... then you'd see the scams change the price of the item to just under the threshold.
You *cannot* code around stupidity/common sense.
Call me Mr Pedantic if you will, but Bertie Ahern isn't the 'Irish Prime Minister', but rather the Irish Taoiseach. It's just annoying that a lot of British press uses the wrong term.
Does this extend to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc and Gibraltar?
Actually, ICSTIS has rebranded itself to (wait for it) 'PhonePayPlus'...
The reason being that they thought ICSTIS sounded a bit like a disease!
Re: ""Stolen car impossible to start" "
"I remember seeing something similar in a car TV program years ago - evolution of tracker type system, but operator could actually talk to the thief, and even lock them in the car after stopping it. Which I thought was quite cool :)"
I also remember a tv program recently that tricked crims into doing crimes. There was a car left for a couple of thieves to nick, but it had been modified to lock the doors and then spray cream all over the criminals. All the fun was captured on camera!Can't wait for this to be an optional extra!
Isn't this one of the reasons the UN was created for?
It cannot be right that Russia and China have blocked the resolution to do something about this (though the something might only have been to say "Stop doing this"). "Internal issue only" - pah!
I find it amazing that we (UK) can go to war on a dubious reason, but we fail to do anything about these atrocities!
"Drivers can call in to TrafficMaster and ask for a route plan from the call centre"
Blimey - a bit annoying having to drive to the TrafficMaster call centre first before going to your own destination...
"Turtles all the way down"
Damn! WaveyDavey beat me to it!
(Note, not an exact quote here)
"So, what you're saying, right, is that it's a disc. Underneath that are 4 elephants. The 4 elephants stand on a turtle. What does the turtle stand on?"
"And what does that stand on?"
"It's turtles all the way down."
80s Band Name
... rather like "Tonto's Expanding Headband"?
Hard Disk Recorder
I no longer suffer from this, as I use a hard disk recorder, which includes a handy 'skip adverts' button.
(I know this isn't a long-term viable solution due to advertisers paying for the programes on the commercial channels)
I know when I'm upset, I give the keyboard a good whack! Not sure I'd fancy doing that on this surface...
"In every pub"?
... and instead of "a computer in every home", a surface table in every pub/hotel?
Has the London congestion scheme proved successful? I can't comment,as I don't live there. If it has, then why not roll it out to the rest of the UK? Congestion IS a problem. The current method (tax on fuel) doesn't seem to work (and look at what happened a few years' ago), and extra road building is NOT the answer (within a short period the extra space fills up).
I'm a motorist myself, and drive roughly 12k miles a year. I can't think of an alternative. In principle I would be for this idea of Pay as You Go.
What I would be more interested in, is the method used for charging. Let's forget about a GPS-based system, and look to alternatives. What's the method used in London? Number plate recognition (reasonably well-proven)? Or something else. It's new technologies on a national scale that the Government aren't good at producing.
Re: More FUD
I just couldn't remember what FUD stood for, so hopped over to Wikipedia. It does give the correct meaning: "Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt", but it's the other meanings that worry me. They must be very confused in Scotland!
... which is often misquoted as "Presumed innocent UNTIL proven guilty"
Well, it *used* to stand for When Supermodels Attack, but sneaky Lester has just changed it, according to the abbr tag (Move your mouse over 'WSA', and a handy little popup will display the meaning - assuming your browser supports abbreviations)
Last word on 'different then/than'
(Well, I can hope it's the last word, eh!)
The way I interpreted the statement 'Standards [...] were different then' was that Stephen was saying 'in the past, standards were different' rather than a qualitative statement. In other words, his original sentence was correct.
Bloody typical! The previous posters all add comments along the lines of "Oo-er! F'nar, f'nar!" I bet it was pretty painful (and bloody embarrassing) for the woman.
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