Is someone watching the watcher?
They could just take a snap of the screen with their cell phone even if the system was locked down.
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It seems he found over 400 suckers at that price.
They may not be exactly stolen, but they are not legit. Companies in China will often run off more items then were ordered, or take defective items and sell them off into the grey market. They are no different then high quality bootlegs.
The first person to throw shit at a wall and call it art? A master!
The second just gets arrested.
The last time I was at the local art gallery (20 years ago) there was a guy that worked there talking to a couple of people telling them that a very nice painting that was stuck in a corner was no better then a paint by numbers, but a big 10' canvas covered in coloured blotches was a master work. He got pissed off when I said that it was a paint by numbers by a guy that could not stay in the lines (or it might have been the people he was trying to impress laughing that pissed him off).
I went through a few pages from the ebay link and the only thing I saw that might have been "hand-crafted" were some pins. The rest appears to be the normal made in China knock-off crap. There is no way a 3D printer will be able to compete with China.
A few people might go to jail for creating 3D Simpsons porn though.
And what if they don't like what they see in the letter?
We have a new P2P VOIP service that is outsourced to India. We can't intercept calls or tell you who is calling who except when the call is to an Aussie land line or cell phone.
So letter done, no problem right?
Classes don't exist.
It's just crap someone made up (marketing BS). Who draws the line? Is it 30k? Is there some magical difference between something that costs 29k and 31k that you don't see between 27k and 29k or 31k and 33k? If I have 32K am I not allowed to look at a car that costs 28k?
And as for the phone, a W7 phone is in the same price range as an Android with similar hardware, and not much less then an iPhone. It's not being compared to a phone that costs 5-10 times as much.
Pay someone to not do something (that they were not going to do anyway) then add a fat markup for the middle men / traders and sell the 'rights' to another to keep doing what they are doing.
The result? Save 0% carbon, and a load of money for the people running the game.
Anything saved is due to people not being able to pay for the credits. It would be better to just charge a straight tax so there is some chance that the money would help pay for services rather then going into the pocket of some scam artist trader.
They think he went through check in as himself then put on the mask and swapped boarding passes with an accomplice before boarding, (the pass was in the name of a 55 year old American, he could not pass as 55). They should have required photo ID to board, but didn't.
Now the security types here are saying that nothing should have been released about this (as they don't like all the people laughing at them I expect).
I'm sure she was given the choice of resign or get fired. I looks better on the stats then fired with cause as anyone just looking at the numbers can't tell the people who just left on their own form the ones who were pushed. And it's better for her if she can say she left her last job on her own, then if she has to say she was fired.
There are other laws in place for that.
More likely Situation C. The cops know he is bad (or they don't like him) but could not find anything worth while to charge him with so they just bent a law out of shape to fit what they did find.
This is never good, even if the guy really IS a bad person, because next time they may use it on some one they just don't like.
PDF was a Portable Document Format. But Adobe want more money, so they want to sell upgrades, so they need new features that the marketing department can stick on the box.
They ran out of useful new features years ago and now keep sticking more crap that has nothing to do with documents into Acrobat. Who asked for Flash, video, sound in PDF files?
They need to look at the other end too. It's not just HP offering bribes, the government workers taking the bribes (or often DEMANDING them) need to be dealt with. I used to deal with large quotes and I would get a request followed by a phone call. The call was to tell me I could charge what I wanted as long as something else was delivered to some other location off the record. Add 20k to your quote and a 50" plasma to the guys living room and the deal is yours.
The last place I worked was very top heavy with managers. They all had to have the latest laptops available so they could email powerpoint and excel files to each other. When something new came out the "old" laptop would be passed down to the next most important person in their department and there laptop would be passed down... so we had a hodge podge of laptops. Sales and marketing primadonnas demanding toys are almost as bad.
The real power users doing design work had to fight like hell to get better monitors.
I'll take power users over managers with toys any day.
All the work they are talking about is done to schedule the games. They do it so they can actually play the games not for the purpose of creating a list. Once they have their schedule creating a list is trivial and only contains a list of facts that should not be covered by copyright.
How about beaver?
It seems to me that people make up code words for things that are not considered polite to name (how many names can you come up with for penis?). So you will hear kids say poo or wiener for example. Over time some of the code words become even worse then the proper name (like your "c" word) and a new code word is created. The origins of some are clear like wiener for example. Others may be lost over time or be obscure (like the Bulgarian airbags reference you sometimes see around here).
They could give the printers email address so they could spam your printer... oh wait...
This is what happens when they fire everyone and have marketing come up with the new features. I guess they are just trying to out stupid HP. If only they spent half the money they spend on making it had to use no-name ink on making the printers work better.
Now were is my toaster / wifi hotspot combo?
There was a trial in Toronto for a sex murderer a few years back. There was a gag order but since it was big news it was covered in the US. The Toronto news outlets could not cover it, but you could pick up a copy of the New York Times at the news stand, view any number of US news sites on the web, turn on the TV or Radio since US stations reach Toronto.
The gag order was a joke, but Toronto news services did not think it was funny as they were loosing money as people went to US sources for their news.
Has always been a problem. Tobacco, oil, chemical and drug companies have had pet scientists for quite some time. In all those examples it's clear who is running the show, and why. Who is running the Global Warming fraud? The people hiding the UFOs in area 51? Elvis? Greenpeace?
Sure your going to get a few people jumping into anything to try and make a buck, and a few crackpots (what ever happened to Kevin Warwick?) making things difficult for others, but if this is a fraud someone is pulling the strings. Who?
Everyone but me and my friends is making up stuff!
Much better odds that he is a pet scientist dishing out some FUD.
TV numbers sink because of the ads.
For the few shows that don't suck I still find them un-watchable.
ad, ad, intro, ad,ad,ad, part1, ad,ad, part2, ad, ad, part3, ad,ad,ad,ad, end,ad,credits (squished over with more ads.
Then, oh dear our revenue is dropping, we will have to put in more ads...
And in the slots where you used to get movies, old classics, or kids cartoons, now you get a 30 min ad for total shit (but wait if you call now you get extra shit, just pay shipping and handling...)
It Peter gets his way we will not want to use aps, because they will be full of ads too.
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