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.
453 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
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by archiving 200000 change of address forms, ignoring the information in them leads to their customer records being out of date.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.
To date, I still have heard nothing about this from the authorities involved. I only know it's being done because of the news articles I've read online criticising it.
If they're not making an effort to actually inform the population then their motives are seriously questionable.
It was her job to understand what she was doing, ignorance is no defense.
Re: Block three
I'd assume illegal in the sense of interfering with network traffic between the user and their destination. Even if it's something benign like stripping ads out of a webpage there's probably some law somewhere that classifies this as intercepting potentially confidential information.
Re: Keep on with the autoplaying auto-expanding video, sound, and light-show free-for-all
I find the most annoying ones are the normal looking adverts that have embedded code to redirect me to some malware filled website that tries to tell me that I have a virus and need to download their removal tool.
Re: If you were Assange
If the woman regrets sex the morning after, it's not rape.
Re: Is this a preview of a new series of Brass Eye?
I thought he was one of the only ones to question the bullshit they tried to have him recite?
Or perhaps like a lot of 'live' TV there was a delay of a minute or two between filming and broadcast, and the person adding the graphics got out of sync by a few seconds.
Next up, putting locks on your doors to be banned as it may hinder the police when they urgently need to search your house without a warrant. After all, only a terrorist would have something to hide behind a locked door.
So all those messages I received were actually from Optical Express?
I got dozens of texts offering free eye surgery with OPTICAL EXPRESS, I assumed they were just generic spam using the name of a real company to try and look legitimate.
Re: Another Laurel & Hardy moment
"Since Avast became mainstream, users of the free product (which used to be a true gem) are subject to popups like "Your PC can run faster", "Upgrade now", etc"
Not just the free product, I use the paid for version and they've started throwing adverts up at me all the time. I get about 10 popups a day from the client offering to sell me additional functionality. It's not possible to disable these popups without disabling the software.
Then there's the browser plugin, which includes a mandatory 'price comparison' component which inserts adverts for other websites whenever I buy something from Amazon. I had to disable the browser integration completely to get rid of that.
My license expires in about 6 months, I will definitely not be renewing it and will look for another AV. But I just can't find one these days that isn't a resource hog or hopelessly ineffective.
I made the switch a few months ago, replaced my primary HDD with a Kingston HyperX 3k.
It was fantastic, really fast and simple to install. It lasted 4 months before completely failing and taking my data with it.
Now restored from backups I'm back to using a HDD. Think I'll wait another few years before risking it again.
So, is this why my machine bricked itself after last weeks update?
RE: Keyboard power:
Re: unsurprised, but ...really?
What exactly am I supposed to do about this? I did not vote for these politicians, I have no say in what they do.
Re: Black space craft? Whatever could go wrong
It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Re: Endless Junk Mail
I'm already a Virgin customer, get phone, internet and TV through them but I still get flyers every other week telling me how much money I would save if I switched to them.
Sounds like both parties are at fault here, one doing the overcharging and one blindly paying the bills without reading them.
Re: I have to say
The last episode had its moments, I thought it felt like a normal 30 minute episode stretched out so the laughs were spread out more than usual.
Tense relations between the US and Russia, a mixed-nationality crew in space trying to get their job done despite the politics. Isn't this just the plot from 2010?
Re: Suit port concept
You can always send someone outside to fix it, or just bring it inside. They're not incapable of coming inside.
Police screw up, taxpayer pays the fine. Business as usual.
Cars and stamps have real intrinsic value. If you started printing your own Monopoly-style money and using it to barter with your friends you couldn't expect the police to value it as anything other than paper and ink.
Is this why my Virgin connection has cut off 5 times over the last 2 weeks? Was down for 2 hours yesterday with 4 similar outages over the previous 12 days.
Re: Not the first time
Don't forget those old Radium cosmetics, for that 'healthy' glow.