6191 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
"In the UK a firm is said to have monopoly power if it has more than 25% of the market share. For example, Tesco @30% market share or Google 90% of search engine traffic."
I just tried to download a QR reader for my Moto-G. For some reason it said it needed access to my Contacts list!
Until *WE* get the choice of what data and personal information gets passed to Apps and the ability to say "You can have X and Y, but not Z" then there is *NO* real security.
... there was some sort of resource where they could look up this sort of information...
"Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated."
Why were the customers annoyed or distressed? It wasn't them who had failed or been humiliated.
"...glanced at once (if at all) at the start of a boring meeting and then ignored until it's consigned to the recycling."
It's worth it, I've recently got one and it's a very good budget smart phone.
... whose? I'll leave you to answer that for yourself...
The artist formerly known as Prince
On stage would posture and mince.
Then for a giggle
He changed his name to a squiggle
And hasn't been heard from since!
... Oh you don't want to go there, Y shop is paying us more to get you to go there instead...
"...What do you mean you mixed up tifanary measurements and qatotery measurements...?"
"In the UK politics is the new Class war with the Labour Party Demonising anyone who is successful."
Thank you for those words from the Tory Party spokesman who went on to demonise anyone who is unemployed by implicitly characterising them as not "Hard Working" and not "Honest" and suggesting that anyone on benefits is a workshy scrounger and parasite...
... we're going to get full control over what data the Apps we install actually gets access to, aren't we?
"Our pissy little game needs access to your e-mail, your location, your contacts list, your photographs, your fingerprints, your blood group..."
"No, FUCK OFF!"
"The problem there is that, in my experience, people do not read what they are signing"
Actually you make a good point there.
Whilst making an edit to my site, I once accidentally broke the link to the Terms and Conditions page from the checkout and it stayed that way for a couple of months.
Yet *everybody* when they ordered, ticked the box saying "I have read the Terms and Conditions" even though it was physically imposible for them to have done so...!
As part of my business, I have an e-mail list.
This is 100% *OPT IN*,you either have to click the box at the checkout on my website or put your e-mail address in the "sign up" list or physically write it down on a piece of paper if you buy something from the stall I run at a market once a month.
*NOBODY* gets anything from me if they haven't asked for it.
So *WHY* do I see e-mail unsubscribes where someone has ticked the box "Spammy content"? FFS, the instructions to opt out are in the e-mail. You can click on a link and unsubscribe. You can visit our website and unsubscribe, hells teeth, you can phone up our office and unsubscribe, but only *after* you opted in in the first place!
So don't accuse me of spamming you when you asked me to send you e-mails!
And, of course, there's a difference between someone *saying* they would pay more and actually *paying* more.
If the surveyors had then said "Ok, stick your hand in your pocket right now and pay", how many people would have said "Sure!" and how many would have said "Err, well..."?
"I could happily live with BBC4 only."
Except that, with a subscription model, BBC4 would probably be first against the wall. "Too niche, too boring, nobody wants to watch a documentary about XYZ, we'll never sell it to other broadcasters, no, get rid of it and let's have more Britain's Got Big Brother Coming Dancing Strictly Through a Hole in a Wall on Ice..."
... surely this autopilot isn't inflatable?
No, and don't call me Shirley!
"where there are two, consumers can and will switch"
That's why everyone is now on the best energy tariff and with the best bank current account and buys petrol from the cheapest garage around and has the most sensible mobile phone tariff and why you never see online businesses saying "here are our new terms and conditions, agree to them or close your account" and people sticking with them because they can't be bothered to switch or don't realise there's a better option or think (often quiet rightly) that the other options are equally as bad...
Well, they would say that...
Yes, they do, and other aircraft manufacturers have privately admitted that, had the Comet not suffered the problems it did, those problems would most likely have occurred in their aircraft.
... so is that Telos or Mondas...?
"We're just hoping you forget so we can keep charging you month after month" they added sotto voce...
"...to provide any product "for life" that has recurring costs associated with it."
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... put some Iron Maiden on to play...
Two minutes to Midnight!
... that slap on the wrist *really* hurt, you know...
No, you're just *reading* it wrong!
So you'll end up with bits that don't quite fit properly, holes that don't line up and, when you've finished, you have a bag full of miscellaneous screws, bolts and other fittings which don't appear to be part of what you've just been building...
The time to worry is when all the signals from those tags form one massive Super Swarm and is found to be heading towards the research laboratory!
... are belong to them....
(What is Russian for "Bitch"?)
@Psyx - Have a look at the Tweets posted here: http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/threats-of-death-and-violence-after-channel-4-programme-benefits-street/comment-page-3/
Now they may not be *personally* addressing the people there, but this isn't a joke about blowing up an airport either.
... so now how about all the people who have been tweeting about the people on the "Benefits Street" TV programme, calling for them to be locked up, spayed or even gassed (to mention but a few of the delightful comments levelled at them)...?
Beowulf Shaeffer to go and have a look.
(Well, that and the Quantum II Hyperdrive Shunt!)
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... is an enhanced cattle prod being charged up in Mission Control...
Don't forget to http://saynoto0870.com/ :-)
Whilst Custard the cat falls off the fence laughing... :-)
Really? I have an *extremely* high index (-10 right, -11 left!) yet I have no trouble at night using RGP lenses.
I've considered laser treatment etc, but since nobody can promise me that it would make my eyesight perfect, I'll stick to the contacts.
... would cleaning up your solar system once in a while be too much to ask...?
"However, these provisions could see the control editors have over how and where they appear in their print publications or online platforms being taken away from them."
So we might see an end to them printing a story with huge lurid front page headlines, then, when it's shown to be false, publishing a correction in a tiny font at the bottom of page 27...
But will one of them say "'Ere, Xplyxtic, come and 'ave a look at this...!"
... called Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard
Alas the on/off switch on my FX-81 died a long while ago, but I still have an FX-350 by my side here and an FX-570 in the other room which are kept working by dint of leaving the power switch "on" and just using the AC button to switch it on and letting the auto time-out to switch it off.
@bigwhite1975 just when they thought it was safe to go back in the water lol! #feedingfrenzy!
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