I wonder if some economist...
out there would care to comment on how this affects the balance of payments, about which I've seen next to nothing in the press for the last 10-15 years, but which dominated the headlines during the 60s, 70s and 80s?
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Oh! I'm so stupid! Let's try that...
OK, so as I have no account details for Facebork or Twatter I've not filled anything in...
Visit my favourite IT online newspaper in Safari App...
Hit the icon for add bookmark...
Oh dear, item number 5 in the list "Tweet" - and I've been face raped again and it's YOUR FAULT.
Stopped playing it when it became saturated with cr_app_y Facebork advertising which you could not turn off.
I do not now and will not ever join or use Facebook.
Apple, are you listening? When you start putting Twatter and Facebook etc stuff into your iOS, include a switch so that you NEVER EVER EVER have to have something you don't want thrust down your throat at every tap. This "social media integration" crap is not wanted by everyone so stop waving Zukerberk's dong in front of my face at every opportunity, will ya?!
I had a similar experience with the head of our HR when they were restructuring.
I didn't get any managerial post in the main IT section (I was in a satellite unit serving just the music, graphics, printing and design units) because it emerged at interview that I "didn't have any SQL experience" and they were only prepared to offer me a 1st line tech post with a pay drop of £12k.
Fast forward 12 months...
I'm heading down the staircase at a tube station in the city of London. The former head of HR who fired me is heading up the same staircase...
"How are you? Did you find a new post?"
"Oh yes, at £10K more than I was on with you."
"Oh good, so what is it doing?"
"SQL data manager for a big-pharma research company. Took me a couple of weeks, but I managed to pick it up fine. You?"
"Oh, I'm err... on my way to Caxton House."
"Isn't that where the DSS are based? You have a job interview there, then?"
"Erm... yeah, kind of."
"Well. Nice seeing you." *grin*
(the thought of MY psychiatric wife has just stopped me in my tracks of thinking of anything more on this subject)
You'll get over her. I did. ;-)
I was sad that one and half pairs of high quality knockers disappeared that day, but I like to think of it as an acrimonious separation, after all, she left the hinges.
that they received a jail term. And that every couple of hours, day and night, someone would hammer on the cell door and slip a note underneath it; said note being along the lines of "Been buttf***ed in the shower? Want to get even? Call Slasher McGee, block E cell 37, for a truly professional service."
Plenty of good ideas coming up in the comments, but the original article limited itself to:
(1) Self-aware or sentient mainframes
(2) That try to take over or are generally evil in some way
I'm guilty of topic-drift too. My bad.
Though, should Holly be in the list? Queeg was just a joke after all. And Deep Thought? HACTAR, yes, but not Deep Thought.
Well, I guess this isn't the first time this kind of thing has happened. It's the lack of honesty that's quite disturbing, and it does seem to have been engineered in order to get visas and citizenship etc. You'd have thought that a history like that was something to get straight between them. Mind you, it should have raised suspicions when she beat him time and again on the XBox.
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