Was she holding the phone, or the stick? Like a modern take on opera-glasses.
477 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
Re: uk.gov IT
And apparently if your pay goes into your account a day before the system is expecting it, it just assumes that you're being paid twice this month and adjusts your benefits accordingly.
Yes, meant a new column into a mysql database. Old code only referred to the fields by number, $row, $row, so a new column in the middle offset all the subsequent ones.
We had a guy once who inserted a new row into a table, offsetting the others. That month we accidentally billed all of our customers using the timestamp field instead of their total charge.
If only one of them had just paid the bill without looking we could all have retired, but no. We had to recall and reissue all those £1.3 billion invoices.
Please stop calling PETA an "animal rights organisation", they kill thousands of healthy animals every year and are just generally a terrible group of people. They're about as interested in animal rights as [insert topical comparison here].
All good technicians have a selection of hammers, from the precision toffee hammer up to the majestic rubber mallet. Knowing precisely where to hit, how hard, and with which hammer is a skill all of its own.
You had a chance to use "Cops honeycomb the area" in the subheading, but you blew it.
Re: Not a problem
"5 or so old types of type drive somehow being connected and bought back to life."
If it's that difficult for you to restore a backup, do you really have a backup?
Re: I've got the Looney Tunes theme stuck in my head now
I wonder if he heard the sound of a descending slide-whistle in his last moments.
Re: Only £3.1M for Google?
They're probably only able to take action against one of the smaller shell companies. You know, the ones that funnel all income to the parent while claiming zero profit for tax purposes?
We're not monkeys, we're apes. I know a certain librarian who would love to discuss the difference further if you need more information.
I once got a local election leaflet from the Labor party addressed to "Mr. . #0106".
No idea where they got that from, I've definitely never given my details (real or fake) to any political party.
Re: Hold them accountable
Start a gofundme to raise enough money to buy your own politicians.
The sufficiently-advanced technology that could suppress g-force for anything the ship knew about, e.g. acceleration and turning. Didn't work so well with unexpected movements like weapon fire, it would take a moment to compensate for the sudden changes.
Re: Privatize the whole thing
Science should not be profit driven.
"a test and development server had been exposed to the internet."
Live customer data should never go anywhere near a test or dev box. Those boxes should also never be able to touch the outside world like this, sounds like a lot more than a single server being misconfigured to me.
Re: Too mild in both cases
Hanging has a very low rate of reoffending.
Re: Collect all the data, ignore users privacy...
There are all kinds of privacy setting the users could have employed. If they couldn't be bothered to switch any of them on you can't blame the service.
"That would be an ecumenical matter."
I was in there last week looking for some cables to use with an Arduino circuit I'm building on a breadboard. £6 for 10x 4 inch wires. There's no way I'm paying that much.
Didn't Theme Park open with a video advertising a bank? (It's been a long time, my memory is hazy)
Re: Eddies in the time-space continuum
And this is his sofa, is it?
He was born into a life of extreme wealth and privilege. He has always had things handed to him, never had to work for anything he has. He's not used to anyone telling him "No", so is stuck in the mindset of a spoiled toddler.
Our old spam filter didn't like the word specialist, as it has Cialis in it.
So an advert that hasn't been show in months isn't allowed to be shown any more? Nice work there ASA, useful as ever.
VR seems like it has a huge amount of potential, I'd love to try it out... but unfortunately I don't have a spare £700 I can spend on the hardware.
We don't vote for the minions in council offices across the country. Changing the colour of the tie at the top doesn't have any effect on these sorts of people.
Re: My takeaway from this..
I assume that it's unlawful if they're doing anything that jeopardises the patients safety. You wouldn't want your dentist working while on stilts, or doing it blindfolded.
I look forward to trying "Give wax lips to tremendous moose"
> Big fines for any Force found to be in breach
Except that those fines are then paid by the taxpayer, not the people responsible.
"98% convicted rapists are men"
Because most courts refuse to accept that it's possible for a woman to rape a man. It normally gets reduced to assault instead.
"Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date."
They fail that principle by archiving 200000 change of address forms, ignoring the information in them leads to their customer records being out of date.
"Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary."
5 years is far longer than is necessary.
Yet something tells me they will still be collecting their full payment, despite not actually delivering.
Re: I'll bet those tentacles have never been torn off
Ahhhh, You have a WOMANS TARDIS!
Re: Another Cloud con
Skype used to be P2P, your client connected directly to the person you were talking to.
Now it goes through the MS servers, allowing them to easily record everything that happens and hand it over to whatever government agency wants your data today.
The Timelords gave The Doctor a new set of regenerations in Matt Smiths final episode.
My vote would go to Dylan Moran.
Re: Page 33, Chart 7.1
It also claims that everyone is entitled to a minimum of 14 weeks paid leave each year.
How is that any different than normal carjacking? Just having a piece of meat in the drivers seat isn't going to make a lot of difference to the kind of criminal you're describing there.
I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused such pericombobulation.
Re: Easiest way to check this...
One is being sent up on a cube-sat in the near future. It'll be told to try and maintain orbit for as long as possible, if it stays up for longer than the fuel will allow, the EM drive aboard must be working.
Re: I dont trust the government...
> The outsourcer bid for that job, but on commencement discovered that the old bulb was still in place. As this work was out of scope the costs tripled....
Then when they get to the end of the contract they discover that they were unable to change the lightbulb at all due to; lack of specifications, unanticipated consultancy fees, and increased cost of stepladders. The new lightbulb has been placed on a shelf in an MOD depot somewhere near Droitwich and tendering has begun to find a new contractor to complete the work by 2025.
Of course, since the original contract didn't actually specify that payment was contingent on completing the work, the full £15,000,000 (up from the £3,000,000 originally quoted) has to be paid regardless of the outcome.
But hey, it's all just taxpayers money, right?
Re: Now lets hope...
The Windows 10 telemetry feature was forced into Windows 7 & 8 months ago.
Re: Here's an idea, PETA, write your own damn game
Candlelight Supper Simulator 2016
Pre-order bonuses include the Royal Doulton plates with Hand-Painted Periwinkles.
Asteroids have negligible gravity, no rockets needed for a soft landing. Just some soft thrusters.
"Drop lure-thingy in a nice secluded spot"
The lures can only be deployed at an existing Pokestop. You can't just drop one anywhere.
Pretty poor research here
"Well, you get what you pay for – which here in the UK so far has meant paying nothing at all, since impatient players are sideloading dodgy Android installers for free."
The official game is free. No-one pays anything unless they choose to make in-app purchases.
"The cynic in me suspects the supposed negative publicity generated by such stories will simply heighten the demand for the legal version of the game when it reaches these shores"
It was released officially yesterday.
So every website worldwide will be required to submit themselves to an independent British organisation, likely charging extortionate fees al la the film board for each rating. Those people will be required to review all content on the website before reaching a conclusion.
How will they handle dynamic content? Will all news organisations be required to submit their articles to the board for approval before being allowed to publish? There's obviously no risk of censorship there.
What about forums, where anyone is allowed to comment, will this board be reviewing individual comments before they're allowed to be displayed?
Sounds like yet another politician trying to regulate something they have zero understanding of. Perhaps they should just encourage the parents to actually do some parenting instead of requiring the government to act as an online nanny service for their spawn.
Police screw up, taxpayers get fined. Business as usual.
Re: Another reason...
Maybe that people shouldn't be using work computers to browse and store that stuff? Keep it on your own machine so I don't have to deal with the inevitable viruses you've brought in. Not to mention having to replace your suspiciously stained keyboard that suddenly stopped working.