2287 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Public sector workers
That's a lot of jobs to go but, economically speaking, public sector employment is way too large.
The problem (or a fair part of) lies in the fact that public sector workers are tax *consumers* as they are paid for out of taxation whereas private sector workers are tax providers. So if you don't have enough tax providers for the tax consumers you're going to get a negative cashflow, essentially and go into debt, and the only way to fix it it to try & turn the cashflow positive again, meaning public sector cutbacks.
Harsh but true, not the employees' fault, either, but that's not going to cheer them up any.
I sometimes wonder if the gov could be privatised, giving everyone 'shares' based on their tax contributions or something... The annual shareholder meeting would be amusing...
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I, my teeange kids and most of the El Reg readership are available at reasonable rates on consultancy basis.
P.S. This took me less than the time to read about your screwup.
A Redaction of Conspiracists ?
Does that mean that witch burning is actually still legal then ?
To Westminster my righteous brethren, with torch and kindling!!
As they filed it in London it's in UK (EU, maybe?) patent, so not under the auspices of the grotesquely moronic USPTO system.
Perhaps, being apple, they hadn't yet noticed that a US-based approach to patents may fail spectacularly in another country cos not everywhere is America...
We'll all find out in due course.
I got it on the '360
But, having a PS3 (the preferred console of the two), I d/l'd the ME2 PS3 demo and I thought the graphics looked sharper and the colours richer.
Both the 360 and the PS3 are HDMI-wired to a 42" Sharp Aquos.
Had I not paid 15 quid for ME2 '360 off ebay (yeah, OK, I didn't get a Cerberus key), the PS3 ver would be a winner on comparison.
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Simples. The endpoint site gets the data WITHOUT it going through FailBook.
They just got caught trying to dip their hand into their users' till again, so backtracked.
In other words
MS software is still responsible for about 1/3rd of security issues? (18+13 = 31)
Effort vs reward
Anything that requires some effort to achieve/comprehend will be better remembered by people, is kind of obvious but of course nothing exists until someone's done some kind of study ;o)
Maybe that explains why many many stupid people watch XFactor, etc but... is XFactor the cause or the effect....
The same strawman the US keep wheeling out every time they get something else leaked?
We're all gonna diiiieeeee!!!!! Followed by 'Actually, no-one was harmed'
You'll be needing to add all of those Android handsets together then, won't you, to compare like for like...
Apple-ists always seem to go defensive first, maths second, topic third - it's not even a 'device' based statistic, it's OS, primarily.
So in other words
They ARE up to no good to the point that they're avoiding the delay & Streisand effect caused by a trial in Germany.
Dirty work is afoot.
Then by your logic
Mobile phones should be a controlled substance, presumably
I have no idea when an erratic driver is stoned (do you have some kind of portable gas chromatograph or sensitive spectral analyer or something?) but I can damn well see when the feckers are on the phone.
We are all dying to know how you know these drivers are stoned not sleepy/drunk/moronic
Good old Apple
So, with the exception of countries near the equator, your iThing warranty is void in winter.
Just cos you claim your house was 20degC won't presumably wash, either.
Presumably this user walked from house to car, defrosted car while waiting in house then went back to toasty car. I mean, you would, right? I doubt her pocket was sub-zero, either, humans being naturally around 37degC.
It's just apple being, well... apple. i.e. 'Fuck You'
Reconfigure the deflector
to emit a polarised tacheon pulse
don't mess it up or it could be an embarrassing gaffe (groan)
So... get a court order. DUH.
Why don't the feds stop bleating and get a fecking court order instead? I'm sure Google will give them the data within hours if not minutes.
Coppers're the first to whine about proper procedure when it SUITS them to.
I wanna live in a world where...
All the 'Warning, Sharp' labels are taken off kitchen knives,
bags of peanuts no longer have signs saying 'warning, may contain nuts',
where judges tell people suing for stubbing their toe are told to look where they're going, pay costs.
When all the lame obvious safety labels are gone and when all the pikey compoholics are told to grow some common sense, Darwin will mop up the rest.
Killing no win no fee scumcorps will be a great step in the right direction.
is like golf but with a bigger ball and no holes
HUT HUT HUT
So... the hut-hut team carried on searching NINETY MINUTES after he got home and wifey apologised.... ????
'Sorry ma'am, a two-hour search and democracy check is standard procedure in non-cases like these'
But of course, Mr Bond
A frightened population is much easier to control (Goebbels/Goerring - never can remember which)
By his butt?
Perhaps he sounds like a fart when talking?
*parp* .... Dialling Home
If the software is sent to the computer
Then how is it different from having a networked mounted apps drive, in essence?
Slightly different mechanism, sure, your puter probably fails to boot if you don't wear a polo neck sweater or something, but it's basically the same thing you could do with Win 3.11 (?)
There's a problem in the Android 2.2 that shipped with my HD in that the init process seems to get itself stuck in a loop and much CPU.
To see if this is your issue, download & install Watchtower process manager, run it and select the middle tab which will display all processes by descending order. Give it a few secs to settle and if the init process is at the top of the list munching 80%+ CPU you need to....
Open settings, go to Applications > Development and turn ON the USB debugging. The phone will think about it, vibrate a couple of times or so and then if you switch back to Watchtower you should see the init process gone and CPU down to 9% or something depending how much stuff you have running.
Vodafone has since issued an update to Version 2.2.1 which seems to fix this, so depending on your network you may have a system update to grab.
Hope this sorts your nattery issues. Mine lasts 3 days on a charge now (I don't have wifi, bluetooth on all the time and don't surf the intertubes all day)
It might at least force M$ to admit that their next OS had less features than the previous superceded version - I never knew Vista was lesser (know it's complete arse though, having tried it) - or at least maybe open some interesting legal opportunities for M$ using the word 'upgrade' in conjunction with moving from XP to Vista ;o)
just decommission them.
Kid was a terrorist
As you're supposed to turn your gadgets off for 'the safety of the plane, crew & passengers', presumably, the kid was obviously a terrorist.
Pensioner's lawyer should argue he was a simple patriot trying to thwart a terror attack, kid should be stuck in Gitmo and thrashed hourly.
If, like me, you have your own domain and wildcarded email (e.g. google apps mail) then it's always an idea to register with sites like firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, facebook@mydomaincom, etc
Then if spam comes to firstname.lastname@example.org you know who sold your email addy.
Sure I'll delete it
Just let's stand and argue about it for a minute or two while the YouTube upload completes, first...
Another vote for really tacky
Tacky & *cheesey* in fact
That is all
Ah but we got something bigger
Now if someone can just fit a barrel & sights to the LHC....
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