125 posts • joined Saturday 7th July 2007 12:42 GMT
that settles that then
When they open the first pub on mars it has to be called 'The Prince Albert'
AMD = Answer machine detection.
Basically the dialler tries to tell the difference between a human answering the phone and a voicemail or answering machine. With AMD enabled (or the Ofcom button as it's known), the dialler dials the number lists automatically and only puts a call through to an agent when it thinks it has a human on the other end. Obviously the system isn't foolproof, and it can get confused and think a machine has answered when it is a human, at which point the dialler hangs the call up on them.
That's one of the reasons for silent calls. The other reason being that a company auto dials lists too quickly. So, more people answer than the company has agents to connect to, then the dialler sits there waiting to pass a call through to an agent so the customer again hears silence and after a few seconds they hang up.
Ofcom figures allow for 3% of dialled calls to be misdetected or abandoned when auto dialling. Once that limit is reached companies are supposed to use something calle preview dial where every call is put through the the agent and they decide what is answering.
Obviously that is way slower than using AMD. A list of 10,000 numbers could be completed using AMD for example in a day whereas preview dial might take a week! When it works it is much more effecient and cost effective.
You'll see various AMD success figures branded about by the dialler makers, often as high as 90% successful detection rate. That's completely bollox and the actual varies but generally runs more toards about 55 or 60% success rate.
I believe Teleperformance use a Avaya dialler as they use Avaya ACDs. I could be wrong on that though.
I loved Van Allen's song "Jump"
Re: Title is too long
Yes it's right,
Something to do with previous years losses v a tax offset.
It's mentioned here.
One of those accounts could say "my body is a Shirley Temple"
I'll breathe / drink to this news.
You have to feel sorry for the...
Their regular enjoyment of bungee jumping using the tampax string might soon be a thing of the past :-(
Re: How about ....
Your mamma's so fat she's the source of the unvierse's gravity.
I do though still prefer the classic...
Your mamma's so fat, when she fell down the stairs everyone thought Eastenders was coming on.
May I be the first
To welcome our new Kepler based clever dolphin earth overlords
How many copyright changes must a man talk down
Before they become law to a man.
Massive underground dykes!!
Lesbians, they get everywhere..
The all new Apple iThrone
There's a Crap for that.
P.s have you met his identical brother yet?
There doesn't seem to be many waiting at the min, the one's who are, are in a below average iQueue...
Re: SD card
I'll answer this one for you to,
Some of us are in really to music and have an awful lot of it. I've got about 500 12' vinyl dance records. With an average of 3 mixes per record that lot on their own is 1500 tracks.
Then on top of that I also have about 1500 cd's (of which 98% are albums). Each CD probably has on average 10 tracks ((most have more but I'm being conservative) so there's another 10,000 songs. However, at least a 3rd of those albums are double cd (or more) albums so that's at least another 5000 tracks.
So I've got at least 18,000 tracks in my collection and I know I am being conservative with my figures.
Now on the second part of your question. I don't listen to them all at the same time, I chop and change often, some songs / albums go years without being played. But then one day I'll decide I want to listen to one, do so, get back in to it and then decide I want to listen to it when out.
My phone only has 4S only has 32GB of space so I end up having to clear an album on the phone already to fit the one I want on there on. For me it's no great issue as my entire library of music is already ripped (I spent a long time doing it a long time ago), but it would be convenient to be able to fit everything on in one go.
PS, the reason I have an Iphone is simply that I like them, I like the music player on them and for a long time they were apart from sony devices the only devices which would play gapless playback. My library was ripped in apple format years ago when I had an original ipod and I'm not about to spend years changing it.
The reason they are having so many issues with this system is the Jamaican lead programmer is having issues getting de software de ported...
From the PDF
"Ofcom strongly prefers to receive responses using the online web form at
I'm assuming they want web response because they don't want the responses delivered to the next office whom they don't trust?
We 'MUST' think of the children!!!
And I do baby, every single night..
Superb - some thoughts..
1: Now we can really check if a room is big enough to swing a cat..
2: When at full speed as it wizzes by your head, does it make a 'meeeeoooow' sound?
3: Can you control it with a mouse?
4: If you nearly crash it, you can honestly say you avoided wrecking it by a whisker!
5: Has he called it the heliclawpter?
/Gets coat, and is dragged off stage left.
(The black helicopter icon for obvious reasons.)
This should have never come to trial in the first place. A waste of time, resources and even the airport didn't take it seriously but had to log it as a standard procedure.
And in case the authorities are watching, I have no connection to any terrorists nor do I condone the threatening of blowing up of airports!
Praise be Allah
some extra info on this
Prices were cheaper last week but they've since stuck them up..
It's not very robust apparently as it's only designed to used on average once a month..
No Bruce Willis?
I seen a documentary a while ago where he took a team up and mined an asteroid. So he's got the experience..
1: Agreed, they are nowt but spam
2: Agreed, they are nowt but spam. It's very rare a followback person tweets anything more than followback shite.
3: Agreed, again spam.
4: Only the nasty ones, some of them tweet the goad the celebs but are quite funny and aren't nasty. It's also quite ammusing to see celebs losing the plot at them and tweeting death threats etc.
5: Agreed, this is the single most annoying bug on Twitter.
6: They need to fix it, but if you use a 3rd party app on your phone, you'll probably find it fixed in that.
7: Can't comment on this one as I've never been effected by it.
8: While you can't do it on the Twitter web site, nor in the official Twitter applications on phones, there are twitter apps for phones which allow you to mute people. This means you can be polite but not fill your timeline with crud and if they reply to you, you still get the reply in your mentions.
A couple of the best apps for IOS and Android which I've used which have this functionality are..
IOS - TweetLogix; (I use this now, done 15,000 tweets with it and it's superb, far more features and nicer to use than the Official Twitter app. I've tried all the Twit apps on IOS and this is by far the best IMHO YMMV)
Android - Twicca; (I used this one when on Android. Done 13,000 tweets with it before moving to IOS. It was my fav client and I settled on the above for IOS as it resembled Twicca the most from a functionality and usabillity point of view).
and something I've just noticed.
Your forum server times are still running an hour behind..
May I be the first
to welcome our close living Alien overlords.
He did a great presentation, I especially liked his use of bulletpoints..
She asked if she could unzip his flies with that..
Try the all new McDonalds menu..
Now with hump steak.
Just welcome our new tea eating alien overlords.
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