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For the full story: Popehat
Those who have not been following the story there, from the beginning, should prepare themselves by telling the office that they won't be in for a week, ordering a large case of popcorn, telling the family they must not be disturbed and settling down for a saga of epic proportions.
Smuggling porn into China
Don't they have an internet?
Oh, right. I forgot.
"It has been an amazing journey"
It's email. Just email, for chrissake.
But I suppose even taking a piss is an amazing journey, or some similar crap, to a microsoft marketing subhuman.
Re: Bring your own biro?
I haven't seen a Biro for years. Does the company still exist?
Worldwide Navigation --- but not in my country
Is what I'm told by Google "Play" for the android version.
What else will they think of getting the employee to pay for?
"This deduction on your payslip? That's just your contribution towards the cost of running the company servers."
Re: pay yourself
Paying myself I don't mind, it's paying someone else that worries me.
Re: religion is okay for the masses...
The masses are just the ones that shouldn't have masses. It's mass mind control.
<--- I say, eat the apple!
A Good Word for Sky: Best Choice For Dead Customers
When my mum dies a few years ago, and I was sorting through the bills and stuff, I called Sky to tell them that I thought there was two or three months payment outstanding, and that I would see to it. They told me to do nothing until they had called me back. Within a couple of hours they did so, telling me that they had written off the amount outstanding, and sorry to hear about her death.
BT were the least sensitive: they just cut the phone off.
Re: might have made more sense before Windows
No, it still makes sense.
Microsoft are just too stupid to realise that, for the rest of us, "Windows-like" is going to mean before-Windows-8.
Re: How about changing the color scheme?
Can't you have any colour scheme that you want? Any wallpaper that you want?
If not, then Unity must be far worse than I ever thought. Shirley not?
Re: Hate Unity? Then don't use it.
I do ... And no, I don't. I use a version of Ubuntu 12.04 that did not come with it anyway, and I installed MATE.
The problem is not with one horrible desktop (personal opinion) or with privacy invasion itself, it is with the attitudes and directions taken by Shuttleworth and Co.
Re: Spunky Spermwhale
...But re the cutesy names... they are just marketing fluff and ideas for splash screens and desktops (I actually used the narwhals; it appealed to me). In proper conversation, we're better off sticking with the numbers.
What utter bollocks
these sales and marketing people talk. The sad thing is it must be real to them. This must be some sort of metal illness: perhaps they need help.
Re: Steve Blamer offends millions of Windows users
I've always had the feeling, when booting windows, that it is shaking hands with me with one hand in its pocket.
Re: He DOES feel superior
Chances are that he's wealthier.
Re: No thanks
I've read (maybe here) about problems faced by people who think that looking at porn all day would be a great job. They soon find out that some of the stuff they have to look at is nasty beyond anything they ever imagined, and, like you said, what has been seen cannot be unseen.
Next step: blubbing their hearts out to a psychiatric counsellor. Yes: it can be that bad.
And anyway, even if it wasn't, porn all day?
Windows Declared Malicious
At last. What took them so long?
Never Mind Privacy!
What would they want with all that crap for two years? How on earth did anyone get approval for the resources to store it at all, let alone for years?
How did he get into the pictures?
Re: I'm old enough
I rather enjoyed the three-day week.
About the right duration, I'd say.
Thatch put an end to all that, Bitch indeed.
It was probably a misprint
I'm old enough
And I'm glad to see the back of the old bitch.
In the plane... In the field...
Re: kinda fittng...
Thanks! I've been looking for that one for years :)
Not at all. They must have a head of privacy. Indeed, a whole department working on how they can invade it.
Should you decide to move to the USA,
We can offer you a big office, your own phone, pens and pencils, executive rocket toys ...and a hair transplant.
Who could resist?
Re: The local government type is a councillor, not a counsellor.
do some radical things that resonate.
What? Like ...fart, maybe?
Re: Stephen Fry
A downvote from someone who knows not the sketch from which I quote?
Ahhh... the days when Stephen Fry was funny!
Apple Patents Line Drawings with Arrows, Numbers...
The man must either mad or both.
You think doctors have it bad?
A friend of mine was a counsellor (of the personal, not local government kind) and she learnt to keep a separate business number, which was turned off out of hours. She took a call at 2.00am from someone saying that they were in great pain, and should they go to the dentist the next day: she asked that person why they did not call the dentist at 2.00am.
If I was a doctor I'd expect the occasional bit of off-duty life saving to come with the job. On the other hand, being asked for an opinion on someone's lab reports at a party, or worse, a diagnosis on the basis of vague symptom descriptions must become incredibly tedious.
Err... That video?
What, actually, were we supposed to be watching?
Might they be inflatable?
Are they available from the gift shop?
Re: I am no Labour voter
But only just, because there really is not much to choose between them since Blair. Just maybe the evil streak is not so deep and continuous in my lot as in the other lot. But I'm not sure even of that now.
As to this mess , I think it probable translates as, "After to the current IT disaster, I have instructed my staff to produce an entirely new one.!
Re: Cruel reality
Sad. More than sad, stupid.
But what is so much more stupid is places like where I live, 12 hours sunshine a day, most days of the year, power shortage resulting in 2 to 12 hour daily powercuts for everyone, not having solar cells on every rooftop.
It isn't today, and it may not be by next Thursday even, but, living in a place where the sun shines 350 days a year, I am waiting for solar electricity to become really economical. Every advance, however small, will help.
For now, Maybe I just have one more reason to dream of Copper Nano Tubes?
Sloths are adorable.
You'd think MS would want to *forget* the colour blue
Re: The point of Shares ... [is to] invest in the company
With one exception, this is not at all true.
The exception is buying the shares, when the are issued, from the company itself. If you do that, the company has your cash, you are an investor. For the rest of the lifetime of those shares, the purchase price goes to the seller, which is nothing whatsoever to do with the company named on them.
British Energy in a few Words
Britain discovers North Sea Gas. Announces that country is sorted for foreseeable future. Government flogs it. Bastards.
Re: Don't understand the hate
it's because Word is just dreadful. Word is Microsoft's ultimate do-it-our-way-or-not-at-all victory.
I've ranted too often about word. The bad news is that Libre Office takes Word as its inspiration and creates something much worse.
Perhaps Microsoft's victory was in destroying the whole concept of a powerful word processor that does what the user wants, exactly, and not what its authors think the user should want.
Hmmm... it looks like I'm writing a rant, I wonder if I need help with this?
Re: Swans loudest.
What, as in Flanders and Swan?
You mean... people used to roll about, in pain, hands clasped over the ears, when the hippopotamus song was performed?
It is truly horrible that there should even be such a word. The opposite of outsourcing should be just --- normal.
Can't even do economy.
Their all supposed to be businessmen, right? Wunch of bankers.
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