Re: Wot, no garlic?
I was just thinking, some French script on the cabinet, and a whiff of garlic, and those escargo will be heading the other way at 0.000001 mph!!
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I was just thinking, some French script on the cabinet, and a whiff of garlic, and those escargo will be heading the other way at 0.000001 mph!!
An my experiences of sub'ing for utility companies is that the REAL position of cable ducts, pipes and remote stations is usually 100m+ away from where the "plans" show them.
I once spent two days looking for a remote station - I never found it, but DID find another, unlisted one that hadnt had an entry in its inspection book since it was commissioned 20 odd years previously.
Who to answer first?? Lets try both at once.
Yesterday I had the dubious pleasure of trying to log in to a Barclays business account for the first time; despite the assistance of their help line, it just WOULD NOT work, throwing up a "Details not found" error.
"No, No, it isnt case sensitive" the poor girl is telling me, which it patently IS, because the first time I enter my name using lower case only, the buggering thing works.
But only if I use a specific one of the three possible account identification options; so why have the other two then??
"It isnt case sensitive, but lower case is best, as is using account identity option 1" she burbles.
The 5.5" model would have to be based on the Xiaomi Note, The Note 1,2&3 had the same cpu, but on the versions that support ac wifi, there is no microSD slot.
Note4 marks the return of the SD slot, but also ups the cpu to a deccacore.
Also, none of them has "proper" Gorilla glass.
What they might be doing is buying "fake" Xiaomi Note phones which are based on a more generic MTK body, then adding a new screen and case.
As per title.
I know of dozens.
Sadly, they all went bust as they couldnt compete with the Spawns of Satan that own all the high street brands.
I would question the every child porn picture means a child has been abused statement.
The UK law on CP is so stupid, family snaps of their infant/toddler can be described as such, so can various BBC news film archives and Japanese Manga.
Yes, the cartoons - under UK law if the character LOOKS or is "understood" to be underage - it is classed as child porn.
Anyone else remember the guy jailed for the Simpsons cartoon sex pictures??
PLUS, a child doesnt even have to be nude for a CP claim to be made, swimwear and underwear also count - but go ask to see a copy of the rules on what is, and what isnt CP - they wont let you see them.
Plastic IS a material.
Spec sounds like a 2014 Xiaomi Note 3G/4G hybrid; there have been rumours that some of the octocore 3G models had 4G capabilities that were disabled in the firmware; maybe this is why.
(3G got Octocore - 4G got Quadcore)
It means no more crap forwarded from the yahoo account I lost access* to 10 years ago, but which still forwards a dozen pieces of tat to my favourite gmail account every day.
It was hacked the other year, and yahoo reset the password, but sent it to my back-up account, which I had also just lost (at VERY short notice - ie the bastards cut me off the day after I gave a months notice).
And $2 Billion each in legal fees.
However, I have said from the beginning (and now some experts are saying the same), the "coup" was VERY suspect, badly planned, and executed, and FAR too easy to stop.
Did Erdogan set the whole thing up to overturn democratic laws and impose a dictatorship?
Everything that has happened since supports this theory, he appears to be the 21st century re-incarnation of Joseph Stalin, arresting top military figures and intellectuals, then banning anything that disagrees with him
The perfect reason to leave the EU, as the EU wants Turkey to join them ASAP.
This story proved so popular, the PB alt you linked to crashed shortly afterwards.
Either that or Google got to them.
Surely sticking a huge pair of Prince Charles ears on it will make it look MORE like a mouse??
He is such an idiot, he will probably trumpet them publicly, - never understanding it is not honour.
Oh LOL, out of the frying pan, into the fire.
My IOT Fridge has been infected with Cryptowall, and all the dairy products were encrypted before I could switch it off.
MY ISP uses Entanet, talking with the owner, he says the problems - which for me started a few weeks ago, are being caused by something UPSTREAM from Entanet; so whoever supplies the backbone.
TBH it has only really affected me twice, but the last occasion saw me only being able to download at 19KBps for several hours, even though Speedtests showed the full 80Mb as available, and I still had the full 20Mb upstream.
New equipment is being installed at various portal sites and will hopefully fix whatever the issue, Wolverhampton is first, which is apparently the portal my account uses - although Speedtest.net thinks I am in London.
Not a snob, not even currently employed, I pay for a proper service because of my experiences of what happens when something goes wrong and you try to get the big boys to fix it.
6 weeks with no working internet last time, yet they had the gall to not only charge me, but then demand a leaving fee and an "in lieu of notice" fee!!
I have never been a TT customer, but the 6 week outage was because SOMEHOW TT had taken over my line; BECAUSE I wasnt a customer, they wouldnt talk to me about what had happened, and my ISP refused to admit there was an issue.
I went with the ISP that
A/ Could get me a new physical phone line installed within 7 days, yet charge me 30% of what BT were asking for a "line sometime next month"
B/ Could give me 80Mb fibre at a time when BT, TT, PN et al, were only offering 40Mb.
C/ Dont censor the internet, traffic manage, or cap my usage.
D/ Answer tech support calls within a few seconds, and emails within 20 minutes (usually).
Compare D/ with the 97 minutes I spent in a "Dedicated new customer helpline" queue, trying to sort out someones new PN account (pre-configured router was helpfully supplied with another customers details programmed into it).
Nope, didnt get through, in the end the call was cut off without it being answered.
Just to add, I think from what I have read elsewhere, that this is overall number of lost customers, not just the total number who have left; so for example
10 thousand join (are there that many idiots left??) and 19 thousand leave = a loss of 9 thousand.
Forcing charlatans like there into giving out the TRUE cost of a package, may make a few people think a little longer before signing with them, as the over priced line rental (and the over priced call charges) means that they are ANYTHING but cheap.
A friend has a "cheap" 38Mb BT fibre package that costs him on average £55 per month for internet, line rental and a very few calls (and a TV service he neither wants, nor uses).
I have an "expensive" 80Mb Aquiss fibre connection that costs me on average £54.50 per month for internet, line rental and a very few calls.
We both use an IP video chat for 90% of our calls, his land line call charges are in reality, far less than the cost of his "Free calls" package from BT; and my call charges - with costs on calls from 0.5 to 5ppm, even on international calls, - rarely break the £1 barrier.
But it IS quantifiable, BT Wholesale charge bulk line rental at a bit under £9 per line, per month, and that amount as been dropping for several years; yet BT Retail, et al all charge between £17.99 and £19.99 for line rental, so a handy little 100%+ profit for no actual added service.
In contrast, smaller ISPs often charge much less, my line rental has been £13 per month for the last 4 years.
The change is to stop all the misleading adverts ....
FREE BROADBAND FOR A YEAR!!
.Please imagine lots of flashy pictures here
. and right at the end, in tiny print for ~ 2 seconds, and right under a REALLY flashy picture, it says
Line rental £25 per month, minimum contract 24 months, after 12 months the Broadband price returns to our standard £100 per month, if you cancel at any time and for any reason you have to pay the full balance remaining on your contract.
Disclosure - I hate BT - for repeated billing errors and complaint department bullshit.
I think we need a poll, I for one have no interest in buying internet access to watch football; and BTs "opt in" approach to it alienated a lot of customers.
Having bought EE, BT as a group, are nearly as close to being a monopoly today, as they were when they were privatised.
Why BT/EE was allowed, but the O2 merger stopped comes down to brown envelopes; I expect to see the current head of OFCOM with a cushy BT/EE retirement job in the next 24 months.
Ré IBS, have you investigated Autoimmune dietary advice ?
I have an AIC induced IBS issue; the quacks have been denying various foods are an issue for nearly 10 years; however stumbling across a book on the subject last month, I tried leaving out a few of the suspect foods and my condition has improved dramatically.
I think the "Cave Man" diet suggestions are a bit OTT, and perhaps some of the foods make a subtle difference, but I found dramatic changes from avoiding yeast (really difficult to avoid), tomatoes (really easy to avoid), and wheat (difficult to avoid).
MY stomach issues are nearly 90% gone for 90% of the time, and I no longer feel 20 years older than my real age, in fact I feel 20 years YOUNGER than my real age.
To other readers, sorry for the off topic.
Of Mars, obviously.
Suspended sentence... okaaaaay.
£60 fine!!! As company directors of a fairly well known outift, these guys would have been raking in large "salaries".
And a 12 month ban from being a director of a company??
With the lack of ethics shown here, I would have expected from 10 years to a life ban.
Clickbait for all the sore vote losers to read another story and get "very, very ANGRY!!!!!!"
My bet is that the whole USPTO are voting Trump; he's their kinda guy..
I think Idiocracy is more appropriate
Even the guys behind the film are dismayed to find their predictions of the far future realised in only a decade.
Sounds like my sister, except in her case, the PC was normally left in standby and a simple mouse wiggle used to wake it.
One day someone switched the PC off, and she spent four hours wiggling the mouse before calling me (at 10pm).
Even this isnt the best, I think I can top the headline story.
Last year, An elderly lady called me (while I was away at the other end of the country), to complain her email hadnt worked for a few weeks; after a hour of talking the facts revealed were.
She and her husband were using several hand-me-down iPads and (Windows Vista!!) laptops, and none of them were getting emails because they had all lost their wifi connection. (They hadnt notice outgoing mail wasnt working !!).
So suspicion falls on the elderly BT HH2; AHA no lights!!
Me " Could you possibly have unplugged it and forgotten to plug it back in??"
OL "Well I did hoover in here the day email stopped working"
Me "Can you look to see if you can find the plug and plug it back in?"
OL "Oh, I think I'd better get a man in to do that"
So she paid some kid £40 to come out and plug the router in.
At least it is more interesting than watching Big Brother
They were worried, because their security is so crap a five year old might have hacked them.
On the A list to Z list of celebs, I understand she is down in the "Special characters" list.
"Special" being the operative word.
This idiot makes Paris Hilton look like a Theoretical Physicist.
Just give her a mirror, and a little bell; she will be as happy as a lark.
(Or possibly a budgie).
"Do You have a TV Licence"
Was the challenge when I went to use iPlayer on my smart TV a few days ago (not for me, for the ankle-biter).
The options were
I think that is a perfectly fair content control system.
I think he let them off lightly; he didnt charge for the week long wait for the M$ update system to install all the patches, after having to reinstall the OS.
"They fired the lad when he was on site, and cancelled his company cards. He was in a foreign country, and had been for weeks, and suddenly found that his huge hotel bill, as well as his flight back, were now his to pay, he discovered, to the tune of about $20,000."
This wouldnt be GUS, or one of its tentacles would it?? They pulled a stunt on our expenses not once, but twice in a few months.
First they decided that expenses like hotels and travel would no longer be paid for by a company credit card and cancelled them without warning, while a number of staff were away on multi-week assignments - neglecting of course to tell the staff, who only found out when the airline or hotel people cut the card up.
Then they decided to cut the mileage allowance by 50% AND back date the cut by six months, leaving a lot of us seriously out of pocket - as they took back the money from our wages.
Cue Monday morning, and every member of the technical staff parked 1/2 a mile off site and walked in.
Management were so desperate to avoid booking taxi's, that they had every single management car pooled and used to drive us around.
One day I had an urgent, last minute call and scored the Chairmans Bentley and chauffeur, as it was the last working car/van/3.5 tonne lorry left on site.
Which one? They come in so many pretty colours.
Actually, I know a Primary school teacher who went into her daughters high school and complained, after EVERY single piece of home work over a two week period consisted of colouring in charts, maps or pictures; and this across multiple subjects.
It is the sort of thing I remember from early days at PRIMARY school; but then LOTS of things I did at Primary school are considered too difficult/dangerous for the poor likkle chilun these days, and either removed from the curriculum entirely, or left until they reach high school
From monitoring my son as he went through high school, I realised they werent teaching long division AT ALL, although I understand it has made a come-back in the last few years.
Every lesson seems to consist of colouring in pretty pictures and charts.
Can we have a "NOT a Joke" icon please
It's strange then, when I go there for a long stay, my extremely rare autoimmune problem gets better; and as soon as I come back to the "clean and green" west, I get bad again.
But yeah, cheating and cutting corners is endemic in Chinese business; they cant even build a bridge without stealing half the foundation concrete and replacing it with bags of household rubbish.
When I went to send a fragile turntable to its new owner I took heed of what I used to see daily.
The turntable was prepared with its original transit bolts tightened into place, the tonearm was locked down, and everything carefully located into the original polystyrene packaging and in to its original box.
Hesitate, we ARE talking Royal Mail here.
The original packing (which arrived from Germany without a scratch years before), was then wrapped in bubble wrap, and then wrapped in thick cardboard salvaged from a fridge freezer delivery carton.
"FRAGILE" stickers were then plastered all over it, before surrendering it to RM's tender care.
4 days later the wrecked and mangled remains arrived at their destination.
RM of course denied it was their fault, and tried to blame the packaging!!!
They only relented when it was pointed out to their inspection guy that ALL of the transit bolts had ripped cleared of the turntable carcass, suggesting a drop of 10 metres minimum.
The F16 was conceived as a cheap-n-cheerful aircraft to sell to other countries and use when they expensive F15's were in short supply; but over a number of years and weapon/system refinements it became nearly as effective as the F15 and replaced it in many areas/roles.
Although costing a fraction of the F15, it could match 95% of the F15's combat roles, especially when AMRAAMS replaced Sparrows as the air2air weapon of choice.
SO yeah, it saved money.
I cant remember the name of the story, so cannot find a link; but I remember an even more prophetic sci fi short.
The super-duper robotic warships defending the coast suddenly stared disappearing without warning - despite sophisticated radar systems, sensitive sonar systems and awesome fire power.
A recon unit was sent out to investigate and found out they were being attacked and deactivated by an old guy in a row boat, armed with a pair of electrical side cutters.
After so many outages and outrages, I no longer have ANY sympathy for anyone stupid enough to stay with them.
And that INCLUDES my parents.
Not a nuke, my mum is just a REALLY bad cook.
He's an asshat, it should have been 20 months.
After the LAST "AD Blocker is killing the Internet" spree, I decided to try a few sites I normally block, and see how bad it was.
The answer was "Judgement Day" bad; every website load was slowed to a crawl, and a number of websites with user forums similar to this one were broken; so many trackers and ads were trying to load, the pages timed out.
On some popular click-bait websites (looking at you Buzzfeed), the list of trackers and ad servers runs to over THREE PAGES; and if you allow that lot ANOTHER PAGE (or two), of them appears!!
My 80Mb connection felt like my old 40Kb line back in the 90's.
You'll get my ad blocker off of me when you prise it from my cold, dead hands; block my blocker and you are dead to me.
A clueless friend foolishly joined FaceBook last month, he is now panicking and asking how to get all his info back off, as he is being bombarded with "targeted" ad crap (the only "targeting" being his name included), where-ever he goes on the internet.
Besides, he'll only steal the money to pay the fine anyway.
IF he doesnt spend it on more drugs first.
I thought passengers and crew did coke.
Arent they thundering along huge white lines on every runway??
Very bad joke alert, sorry people, I had a bad night.
Everybody I know who had a Yahoo account got hacked in 2014/15; Yahoo kept claiming it was poor security at our end, and that nothing was wrong at their end.
Even then, the whole planet knew this was bullshit; my account had been unused for over 10 years, yet it was STILL hacked, NO WAY my password leaked, as I hadnt logged in since about 2004; hell I couldnt even REMEMBER the password, it had been so long; if I could remember any of the details, I would close it, as it still faithfully forwards spam to one of my gmail accounts.
a patch will "break" Win7/8, and you will be told the ONLY way to fix it is to buy and install Win10A.
Just a theory - honest
Strange how the big guys never compare their complaint levels to the little guys, who have them beaten - pants down.
Title quote shortened, cause the system doesnt like it.
I vowed never to grace their shores again in 2003; it took longer to get through security at a rather quiet Orlando airport, than it did to fly the Atlantic.
Even then the paranoia was offensively obsessive; I can understand machine guns being swung in the direction of a metal detector when it goes off, but to keep pointing them at my 7 y/o son even AFTER they found the drawing pin stuck in the heel of his shoe is beyond the pale.
Not to say we didnt enjoy our visit AFTER we got through security; it was coming up on the 9/11 anniversary and all the yanks were hiding under their beds, expecting another attack; so the Disney parks were empty - not a queue to be found at any of them.