Doesn't help others
But it seems ok for me. App is a little slow but the transfers I've made today are all showing up correctly.
445 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009
But it seems ok for me. App is a little slow but the transfers I've made today are all showing up correctly.
US tech firms hiked prices following the Brexit vote, citing the fall in the value of the pound versus the dollar – a move branded "Brexploitation" following the inevitable recovery, after which suppliers' prices did not fall again.
Sorry, which recovery was this? The £ still seems to be down at about $1.26 compared to $1.50 before the referendum, and between $1.5-$1.7 at many points during the previous few years.
I have had my kitchen, bathrooms and hallways wired for presence for 12 years now. It works. Saves money (both leccy and bulb runtime). Does not need an I Do IOT 85£ device from Ikea.
Quite a few years back, a place I used to work at had presence detecting lights in the men's toilets . The problem was the timeout was too short. If you were lucky enough to be left alone for a reasonable-sized shit, the lights would all go out. There were windows to the outside, but if it was 5pm on a January evening, you were stuck in the dark. The only options were to wait for someone to come in, or hike up your trousers, fumble about and unlock the door and make a quick dash out the cubicle to get the light on again, before scurrying back into hiding.
I'll start the process of moving my savings account away from Lloyds shortly.
Are you a paid Uber shill? You sound like one. I use taxis all the time all over North America & a lot of Asia. I've not encountered a cash only taxi in over a dozen years.
Try Dubai. I've yet to get into a taxi there that takes cards (last time I went was about a year ago). That said, I've never used Uber there because the taxis are very cheap anyway, even if the drivers are absolute lunatics. Like the driver who didn't want to sit in the queue of traffic so absolutely floored it down the wrong side of the road, missing by about an inch a car that was pulling out of a side road and not expecting a Toyota Camry to be appear round a bend at about 60mph on the wrong side of the road.
If Uber can create an app that lets you press a button to disable the accelerator of the driver then they'll make a fortune.
Uber and Ola (an Indian competitor) drivers are currently on strike in India over low "wages", allegedly half that of taxi drivers.
If the wages are half that of a taxi driver, why not just become a taxi driver?
On the other hand it has been left "securely delivered", on the front doorstep, in plain sight.
Love that Ed Byrne sketch. Saw him do it live back in the 90s.
"A traffic jam when you're already late"
"No, that's just annoying. It would only be ironic if you were a town planner, on your way to give a lecture on how you'd solved all the traffic problems in the city".
Is another LOL/Lots of Love person, often used to hilarious affect on Facebook posts.
"Oh no your cat died? Lol"
"A divorce might seem bad but it's probably for the best, lol"
"Sorry to hear she had her appendix out and is in hospital, lol."
And so on.
Is just start using Streetmap for their mapping after all. Streetmap's servers would have melted within about 30 minutes of handling their level of traffic, and that's the problem solved.
Of course one of the worst terrorist atrocities afflicted on western society in recent times was done by a Norwegian (Anders Breivik) a few years ago.
But he was white, so it doesn't count.
Yes, I get that sales people are generally paid by commission; the issue is that the sale typically isn't all because of them.
100% this. At a previous job we had a salesman for our product who went to one of our existing customers (note - not HIS existing customer, they were a customer before he joined) for a meeting. They said "hey, it'd be cool if you had a thing that could do xyz". And he said "No problem!" and drew up a large invoice which they agreed to.
Of course, we had no such thing. So it fell to me - several months of single-handed massive effort - to develop the entire solution (hardware and software), with the sole contribution of the salesman to be to send me weekly emails asking why it was taking so damn long. He didn't even come to any of the meetings I ended up having with the customer.
At the end of it, he got a 5-figure commission, and I got a nomination for employee of the month. I didn't win.
Surely the position of that should've been a clue?
Is it this week's new Cool Thing?
Anyone know what next week's is?
But not about deployment tool chains.
These are not just an over-complication because you're too lazy to copy some files over with SCP. They give you the ability to run unit and integration tests to see if a change will break something else or not work as intended. They let you manage the versions available in different environments, letting you see what versions are currently running in Staging, and which in Live. They let you release a version to multiple servers with ease - including any other steps such as removing servers from availability pools and warmups to re-load cached data. And, crucially, let you roll back just as easily. All with a click or two. Managing an orchestrated release to multiple web and application servers, split across multiple data centres is pretty much impossible without them.
For anything above the smallest scale they are a lifeline.
You are Prince Phillip and I claim my five pounds.
I think actually he's Nigel Farage
Never mind that, I'm suing the person that I ran over for leaving a dent in my car!
I think you need a new calculator
To be fair he didn't say it was cheaper he said it was better value for money. I'd tend to agree - there is a lot more content on Netflix/Amazon than be found on the live BBC Broadcast channels and iPlayer.
And a year's Prime is £79 I believe, so assume a yearly payment and the difference is about a fiver.
Was there a control pie from the same batch that remained on terra firma?
There was <burp>
The other day I reserved a printer. Went and picked it up no problem. Then half an hour later had a phone call from them apologising and telling me it wasn't in stock and so I couldn't come and collect it. Left hand, meet right hand.
I only went there because nobody else had them in stock. I generally refuse to shop there since they advertised 10% cashback on Quidco for iPads for Black Friday 2015 and then only paid 1%. I'm still fighting that over a year later.
Amazon and John Lewis are the way forward for decent service.
Every game of Monopoly I have ever played has always ended with either:
a) One or more people getting bored and leaving, with nobody else really caring about who has the most
b) A huge tantrum by one or more players resulting in storming out and/or the board being upended.
The WOPR quote above is appropriate.
Yep, they only overestimated the speed by 2 or 3 mph.
Why not also Hour of Electrics? Hour of Plumbing? Hour of Cooking?
The world doesn't just need developers.
Everyone says they're doing load of it, but nobody really is.
In my current place of workship, Dirty Code is "anything written before the current development manager started".
Even today, a request was discussed to add a new field to an existing screen. But because that screen doesn't look great (it's only used internally so nobody cared about making it look good), and is written in older tech, the decree has been to re-write the entire thing into <insert today's new technology>. So the job has become about a week instead of about 3 hours.
Haven't noticed any problems with mail delivery, but their webmail has been flaky as hell for weeks. Probably works about 50% of the time, the rest of the time it just gives me blank screens or "technical difficulties" messages.
If all that cash spent on marketing it wasn't spent very well.
Of course it wasn't spent on marketing. It was spent on 4, no doubt lovely, offices. And probably all those start-up perks, like free lunches, free beer, free pizza. Ping-pong and foosball tables aren't free either, you know.
Nor are corporate "team-building" retreats, nor top of the range iMacs and Macbooks for all staff.
I have no idea if any of this is true, but the general modus operandi of oddly-spelt startups these days seems to be to get as much cash as possible, spend it on cool stuff whilst doing as little work as possible (well, they have spent money on those ping-pong tables so would be silly to waste it). Keep the devs happy by letting them use bleeding-edge frameworks and nosql databases (won't matter if it doesn't work in the end as it won't actually get used), and let them do talks at trendy tech meetups ("How React and Cassandra saved our system!"). Then, hope to get bought out before the cash runs out.
If you don't, well "fail fast" is a thing so come up with a new idea that everyone else is doing and rinse/repeat.
And no jail time for anybody... Yay!!
That won't be true. There will be some poor sod of an engineer, who was merely doing as instructed by his management, who will go to jail.
I can't buy that "theory" about us potentially being simulations in a real-life Matrix.
It seems obvious to me that, if that were real, that giving us sufficient knowledge to even comprehend the possibility of such a thing, and to allow us to progress towards greater knowledge would be a major design flaw. It would be much safer to limit the rate of human progress and keep us all in the Edwardian era or something.
Unless that's what they want us to think...
Purrrlease - VM have never needed an excuse to increase prices. They do it approximately twice per year with no reason or justification.
Given it is sadly impossible to can the idea, I am very pleased that they are at least taking some time to actually prepare rather than just invoking it immediately with no thought.
I am pleased this firm is doing well, but of course we haven't left yet. I still hope they do well after that, but it's a little early to declare that all the Brexit warnings were fallacy, when we're still in the darn thing.
Really? So all those eggs I see with the British LionMark on them are figments of my imagination?
I think sarcasm is a figment of your imagination.
You seem upset. How about a nice piece of toast?
The day I can rename my Alexa to "HAL" will make me a very happy person.
Especially if I can get it to open the garage door by saying "Hal. Open the pod bay doors please".
Step 1 - Steal Simon Cowell's credit card
Step 2 - Go to party shop, buy hilarious cardboard Cowell mask.
Step 3 - Profit!
I spent 2 weeks driving around the USA (and Canada) in the summer. Was about 2000 miles in total, and I can remember literally only one time where I didn't get 4G.
Where I live - in the 'burbs of London, I can lose 4G walking to the end of the road. Yet over there often pretty much in the middle of nowhere - with the nearest civilisation about 5000 miles to the East - it was flawless.
Imagine if this was, say, Ford, and they somehow pushed out an update that prevented you from filling up your car unless you were at one of their own petrol stations. Which happen to charge 5 times the price for fuel.
The uproar would be debated by the government within days.
Same should apply here.
Netcraft says OpenResty was used on about 240,000 domains in August, then jumped to over 400,000 in September as tumblr.com moved to the server
I won't claim to know anything about Tumblr, but wouldn't it have jumped to 240,001?
I used to work going out all over the country installing and fixing software. They never counted driving time as actual work. So I could easily have a week of getting up at 5am and getting home at 9pm, but had no right to complain because I only did 2 hours per day of actual "work".
One day after a week of that I got home at 3pm, and promptly got a phone call from my boss who had checked the tracker on my car and wanted to know why I had gone home rather than coming into the office for the rest of the day.
He learnt a new swear word or two that day.
And will it handle 3D Video?
1060 West Addison
(ok, admittedly should be adapted to something more local as opposed to an address across the pond...)
1060 West Addison? That's Wrigley Field!
Kudos for the Blues Brothers reference.
Also, the more newer cars that are sold, the lower the take because newer ones are generally better than older ones.
Case in point, my wife has gone from paying almost £300 per year to paying £0 after she changed her car. Although we still have to go an register for the tax and go through the whole process, all to be charged nothing which seems a waste of time.
He has to tell the plod of any planned sexual activity, but they are able to fuck him over continuously.
I am still shocked and horrified. It feels like being on a plane when 52% of the passengers vote to turn off the engines having been promised it will be okay if they do.
It's not even that. It's more like being on a plane when only 75% of the passengers actually bothered to vote, a great number of the passengers don't have long to live anyway, the 16-18 year olds were excluded from voting, and in the end only 37% of the passengers actually voted to turn off the engines, but we've all gotta die anyway.
Then I read about people who do this sort of thing, and realise that I am, in comparison, a complete gibbering idiot.
If they get kicked off for falling below a minimum star rating, doesn't that open them up to bribery from customers?
"I'll only give you a 5-star review if you give me $5, otherwise it's a 1 star".
Perhaps the address was a giveaway?
email@example.com or something would be sufficient to suggest it's the final step. If it was firstname.lastname@example.org then perhaps not!
To overturn referendum results?
You know, not all British Citizens actually live in Britain.
I suspect Dublin will do very nicely out of all of this.
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