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Re: Not just Apple @Grodon 10
Pixmania tried this on me. They lost a sale and all future sales, which might be drop in the ocean but given enough drops they should learn.
As for Apple's "It's in the T&Cs that they reserve the right to verify blah, blah , blah...", Very simple, I reserve the right to shop elsewhere.
Missed marketing angle
Ah, now Apple fanbois can buy lingerie for their girlfriends, aka iPhone for the slower ones among you of which the number seems to be growing. It'll be about the only time they get to pull on any gusset apart from their own.
Re: Buy a book
1. You can ask questions on a course but don't expect the professional regurgitator pointing at slides to be able to answer them. Half the time, if it's not in the script, they wouldn't be able to explain what's on the slide.
2. Part of the thing with books is spotting the mistakes, it shows you've understood what's being described. You should also be using the book as a starting point. They show you how to create a linked list. Well go away and create one, index it, sort it, whatever don't just do the examples.
3. Courses bore the shit out of me, I'm usually fully asleep very quickly especially if the temperature is just right.
4. So write to the publisher with a list of errors, I have. Or put them on a blog, I haven't I don't do that social networking thing.
5. Who reads the idiot/dummy guides anyway. Also if there isn't one in your line of work you're missing an opportunity.
S/W Development Methodlogy (Extreme, Agile etc)
I was once asked in an interview if I'd used any S/W methodology. "Yes" I replied, "Common sense".
Seems to have worked for me so far.
Re: What's training?
>I would love to be able to point at certificates and qualifications
Why? What would they prove? That you attended a week long diatribe given by some spotted oik that knows less about the subject than you, but hey, at the end of it you get a certificate of attendance. Or maybe it's one of those courses that offers certification. Certification in what? Being able to remember a number of answers to multiple choice questions that have been designed to be just difficult enough to require a little more thought than is needed to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing. MS and others need people to pass their certification so they won't make it too difficult. Oh, and is MS certification still going?
I know people who seem to do nothing else but go on courses and collect certificates. Totally useless as employees so it's the best place for them as it keeps them away from creating a disaster in the workplace.
A TLA is about the the level of comprehension of a Manchester United fan. Why do you think they call it Man Utd? Most off them probably don't even realise they support a Manchester team so it's hardly worth the effort of Mr Prassad to explain that RVP could possibly be anything other than their idol.
Oh, bugger me. I'm not poor yet I've been using public libraries for years, hell of a lot of them, both years and libraries. Where should I go to confess? Have I been unwittlingly depriving a poor peasant sorry person of a resource I shouldn't be using? Here's an ignorant thought for you, maybe if the poor went to the libraries to read books and improve their level of education instead of browsing these hallowed pages they'd have a chance of getting a better job or maybe even any job and pulling themselves out of their current situation.
Re: University weeks...
University bars have names AND you can remember them???? You sad people.
Re: Excuse me @Andrew Moore
I've just done a reverse search on tineye of the cloud banner on flickr.com, result "0 Results - Searched over 2.6364 billion images."
and the "flickr from YAHOO" logo, result "Your image is too small. Try uploading a larger image."
Neither had identifying EXIF data, they are now mine. OK, I might have a problem claiming the logo but the clouds?
If such images viewed millions of times can't get on tineye what chance does a less popular image have. You can submit your images to tineye but at the moment I'd argue that the process is not very user friendly especially for those more interested in photography than editing xml files and there is no guarantee they will accept your submission.
Note: I also tried a few users images off flickr, none found.
Re: so if I don't like it @Tom 38
>DSA doesn't apply if you've opened the box
Yes it does. The intention is to give you the same chance to inspect a product as if you were in a store which you can't do unless you take it out of the box.
Re: Hmm... @AC 1
>There is photographic evidence here
So you've seen the photographic evidence and concluded that it clearly shows the faces of all involved? No, didn't think so, so STFU.
The attack took place after the girl had passed out from alcohol consumption in the very early hours. It was indoors with the only light being from whatever was available in the room and possibly a feeble led flash on the phone. Quality is not a word to be used here. A room is not the ideal place to take group shots so presumably the photos show the business end of the rape and last time I checked one knob end looks surprisingly like another unless your name is Baldrick.
Even if the photos were of studio quality there is no guarentee that they hadn't been tampered with so cannot be used as evidence of a crime.
In short, such photographic evidence is worthless.
>though commodity markets are famously volatile, it will probably hold its value better than any other handset out there.
Gold has reportedly just dropped to a two year low. Bet the mogul wished he'd waited a couple of weeks before buying it.. On the other hand if he's got enough readies laying about to buy it in the first place he more than likely won't notice the drop in value.
Re: God Bless Maggie @AC101
>Imagine how much CO2 the nation would be producing if she hadn't crushed the miners.
A lot less as the power stations would be using high quality clean burning locally sourced British coal instead of subsidised coal dust transported from as far away as Australia.
Re: Before anyone moans about her... @LarsG
>Labour do these things with a sad face, rather than with a smug grin.
Tony Blair's mug is the epitome of smugness. it's plastered on there like a botched botox grin.
Re: Before anyone moans about her... @LarsG
>They did not and THAT speaks volumes for her policies.
NO... It speaks volumes about new labour. The current labour party is even more right wing than the old tories. When in power they did sod all for the worker, lined their own pockets while in power and lined up comfy jobs for when they were out of it. When Cherie Booth announced to her father she was to wed Blair, Tony Booth is reported to have said "God no, she's marrying a tory", I can only imagine his disappointment.
Re: completely useless beyond a few niche users
>You mean the few million 'niche users' who live in cities and drive only a few miles every day? How many people exactly do you think live in Greater London alone and drive to work?
Probably far too many so explain to me why there aren't long queues to buy these cars even when they are subsidised and currently have low running costs because while you're thinking about an answer here's another reality. Once electric cars do become popular the government will find a way to put a fuel tax on the electricity used to charge them.
So in the future you can look forward to unsubsidised cars, similar per mile fuel costs and higher insurance premiums as inurers are still wary of batteries bursting into flames in an accident.
Re: I have an issue with Fry
>But that is all he is, a consumer.
And that's all he's ever claimed to be so what's your problem? He's never tried to create himself as a tech expert like thousands of others who have blogs and make youtube videos claiming to know what they are actually talking about. He buys stuff and communicates what he thinks. He's famous so he has lots of followers. He buys a lot of stuff so writes a lot of stuff in his own way.
Now if you just don't like the guy then fair enough, but you really shouldn't have an issue with him for puting his thoughts into print.
It's not bitching, it's reality.
>Bitching about it makes as much sense as complaining that you can’t get a three-seat sofa and five fat blokes in a VW Up. Of course you can’t, so don’t buy one.
I beg to differ. Until electric cars can go a decent distance then they are completely useless beyond a few niche users. Will they be able to take you and the family for a day out, no, well maybe half way there but you'd have to walk home. Even if they get to a reasonable distance, let's say 500 miles you still have the hours of charging time to continue a long journey. When they do become popular there'll be huge queues for the charging points. It's all utopia now with being the only user.
What use are they as a second car for the office run for example. You spend 13,000 plus inurance and tax to save a few pence. You'd never get your money back, not even if it saved you the London congestion tax or whatever it's called.
At the moment electric cars are like Windows, released before they have been fully developed.
Re: Gotta love techies @skelband
>Photography of people in public places, apart from some exceptions, is also perfectly legal.
That is quite true however I think you'll find that voyeuristic upskirt shots are illegal. If a woman were to sit on a bench with legs spread for all to see then you could argue that there was no invasion of privacy as the female had put her parts on public display. Taking sneaky upskirt shots are not afforded the same interpretation. Up someone's skirt is not the same as out in public
One of the points taken into consideration is the purpose for which the snaps were taken so let's get back to perfectly legal. It is perfectly legal to take photographs of fully clothed children playing in a public park unless the purpose of taking those snaps is for sexual gratification. It might be difficult to prove in the case of the playground photographer that the reason was such but in the case of upskirt/downblouse shots there is no doubt.
@No, I will not fix your computer
>she caught him in the act, and he was very obviously stalking her, she was abused and exploited.
She was allegedly abused there is no evidence of her being exploited, eg the photos being sold or published, so dim your flame.
It always amazes me when someone feels the need to explain what should be obvious and initially I was inclined to believe that this was another case. However given the interogation mark I gave the write the benefit of the doubt and read it in a different way. Maybe he/she was asking, "Is this the best you can come up with?" After all the spoonerism was begging to be made and didn't involve any originality.
>The bigger question is why a Hilton heiress needs to take out a loan at all
The bigger and only question is how the details were obtained. The details themselves are of no concern to us and publishing even alleged details is below El Reg.
Re: Well, it would certainly kill
Not necessarily so. This law wouldn't apply to balloonists, private pilots, passenegrs and such from taking videos it only cameras fixed to the flying device so there is a loophole.
Lohan will have a playmonaut, fix a helmet cam to his helmet.
Re: Why get back in the car?
Does it really need to be said.
It was on the adivce of a Renault software engineer to see if the same thing happened again.
@I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
You bigotted bastard, I know some really nice disabled people.
Re: Bit of a disappointment...or relief
Relief - Hand relief to be exact.
Positive searches use different likenesses so
1 next to 4 could equate to one next to four or fore as in solitary foreplay => hand relief
The not containing part is probably literal so -4 means just that, although it might be difficult to find any web page that doesn't have the digit 4 in it but hey it's only an example.
In short and seriously - positive searches are flexible whereas negative ones are strict thereby leading to results for impossible searches, as to why those results should be primarily porn sites, well, why not. According to knee jerk politicians and brain dead DM readers even the most innocent of searches return links to porn sites so the impossible ones might as well do so too.
I think this young girl is one sick puppy, or should that be kitty. Sending your favourite toy of seven years into the wild unknown is despicable, mother-in-law I can understand, favourite toy, sick.
Didn't she do any research about the dangers involved? Had show done so and learned of the the fate of our own very brave highly trained playmonaut she might have had second thoughts.
How does she treat her other toys?
Re: How many creatures
>do humans kill each year?
I'd bet there will always be someone or something each one of us could actively do without, so the answer is one too few.
Re: Right to bear arms
Are you seriously suggesting that a woman when confronted with a drug crazed pyscho running rampage through her house would fire three warning shots?
Some people need drugs to reach an halucinogenic state it appears that for you it is the reverse and you've stopped taking yours. Get back on the medication.
That's alright then. However, as the number of new cases outweighs all the historical ones they obviously aren't doing anything about it which is no surprise after all, as being dismayed costs them nothing. If the trend continues then no doubt they'll be dismayed again after the next audit .
Right to bear arms
>"Mrs Land whipped out a .38 and fired three shots, which hit the wall.
So much for the argument that carrying a gun would prevent massacres.
Yes I did notice that Mr. Land subdued the perp with a 12 gauge but that's not exactly the sort of gun you carry about with you.
Governemnt must have put something in the water.
Lower sperm count => Lower birth rate => Twenty years down the line, lower unemployment
Twenty years to solve a problem, pretty good going by Spanish standards.
Re: Pornified Culture
It appears that the difference you don't seem quite able grasp, possbly due to being blinded by a red cloud in front of your eyes, is that Diane Abbott is talking about the pornification of adolescents whereas the Lorraine show is aimed at women.
Now if you really want hypocrisy you'll have to look to the DM who take great pride in reporting on child talent contests and to push their point provide pictures which if you or I held whould be grounds for prosecution.
Open challenge to Diane Abbott
And to all other demented knee-jerk reactionist who see porn everywhere they look.
Give me a list of ten porn sites that you personally have accidentally seen in the last week.
Should be easy enough, hell the way they go on the challenge should be "in the last ten minutes"
I ticked an absolute nothing as I don't have personal experience of anything on offer and it struck me that if I did, I'd probably tick what I'd bought as I suppose would most others. So this is more of a popularity contest than a "best of" award.
Being Reg Hardware, why isn't there any type of camera category? And while I'm on that subject why no article anywhere about the problems at Jessops?
Re: The cup that cheers, but does not inebriate
Minimum, pint mug super heated in the microwave to get that extra strong tea flavour out of the leaves.
Re: OMG Yawn... @Ketln
>and who exactly the fuck cares?
Obviously you do otherwise you wouldn't have bothered to read the article and post your comment
21 pages? I can do it in 21 words
1 Kg is defined as the total mass of brain matter shared by DM readers at any given moment in time.
The advantage over the metal kilo is that the mass never changes it is just redistributed depending on the numer of readers, more readers means less brain matter per person. Could explain a lot.
Re: It won't happen again @Grogan
>you can get silly sentences of 300 years there
You can also get a sentence such as life plus 35 years.
What do they do with the inmate for the 35 years after death?
The only danger vodafone employees are likely to potentially suffer is DVT from sitting on their butts all day doing sod all. The only way you can get to talk to a real person is to move your number to another provider. Then they'll call you at all hours until they get the message that YOU are not going to talk to them about their sudden concern over their service.
Ah, I see, your whole argument for legalising cocaine is to prevent smuggling by means of surgical implants.Silly me, I thought you were referring to the general argument that legalisation would stop smuggling, reduce prices and improve quality then all the addle headed addicts could live in a state controlled utopia.
However, I think you'll find that even if that were the case then as I pointed out it would be profitabilty that would determine whether smuggling continued, not the mere act of legalisation and that would still include by means of mutilation. You might be comfortably off or have a things which you consider beyond the pale but there will always be someone willing to do what you wouldn't consider for very little money.
>this sort of thing at least would drop out of the process if trade was legalised.
No it wouldn't. Tabacco and alcohol are perfectly legal in the UK yet some still smuggle those products into the country.
In other countires prostituition is, if not legal, more than tolerated yet women are still trafficked and held captive to provide that service.
Making something legal has no bearing on whether there will be a thriving black market for that product, it is purely dependent on profitability. If drugs can be sold cheaper than an "official" price and a profit can still be made then smuggling will continue.
Re: Linux with windows? Weird @Peter Gathercole
>X11 MUST be installed on your system
Funny that, none of my Linux boxes have X11 installed and they all run perfectly even if I do say so myself.
See my previous comment.
>I would hazard a guess
Maybe instead of guessing you should try thinking for a while. No, forget that, thinking mught be too dangerous for you.
Re: Linux with windows? Weird @Antoinette Lacroix
>You weren't planning to run Kate from the CLI, were you ?
Obviously not and Kate was just an example, I could have used any of the "Apps you must install". The article should be titled "Linux GUI apps you must install". All my linux boxes are strictly command line only. I don't understand why anyone would want to use Linux and then try to make it look like windows. Only a blind, deaf and dumb Linux fanbois would argue that Linux GUI is even slightly superior to windows, hence title of comment, pay attention. There's a good example in another comment where someone says GIMP will do what they want so there's no need for photoshop. Sums it up perfectly, at the moment Linux GUI apps are good enough to get by but they cannot compete with the range and functionality of professional applications available for windows.
Linux with windows? Weird
# sudo apt-get install kate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
alsa-base alsa-utils app-install-data appmenu-qt aspell aspell-en consolekit dbus dbus-x11 defoma
x11-common x11-utils x11-xserver-utils xdg-utils xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils
0 upgraded, 244 newly installed, 0 to remove and 124 not upgraded.
Need to get 99.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 356 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
Er, no thanks
Don't care how many new words they come up with, the be all and end all of words is twaddle, best word ever.
Omnishambles? Not even a contender. If you really do wish to appear to be a management type you could always bastardize twaddle into omnitwaddle but you'd only show yourself up.