Re: Whose fault?
Changing requirements are a fact of life. A decent implementor will take these varied requirements, consolidate and filter them and turn them into a usable end product. Bad requirements are no excuse.
307 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009
...having to get my credit card out amidst the general furore around the ticket machines doesn't seem like a good idea. Generally speaking people are in a hurry to catch a train so the chances of them subsequently mislaying, of having it mislaid for them, the credit card seem somewhat high. If I lose my Oyster card it's 30 quid gone. If I lose my credit-card that's a whole different matter.
Also will they still offer the travel discounts that you get from using Oyster?
How can I prove that it wasn't me who used the 7.15 to Peckham on the 12th December? Don't like the sound of this at all. Can't wait for the first cases to come to light.
Isn't this a backward step? We now have 3d Secure and its equivelants on the Web and pin numbers for machine based transactions. Surely contactless transactions make fraud more likely rather than less. It might only be a couple of quid per transaction but that'll soon add up over a month.
I'll stick with the Oyster card I think.
...I'm not too sure I'd want to be in a tank. They are hardly invulnerable and there is quite an array of anti-tank technology out there. Basically you're in a big tin can and once targeted I'm not so sure what your survival chances are - even exiting a disabled tank under fire seems pretty fraught. I think I'd rather be attacking from a chopper myself although hopefully I'll never have to do either.
Like anything it is important to find a device that fits your hand. Not all trackballs are equal and a trackball that works for one person might not work for another. Conversely, trackballs won't necessarily suit everybody. I do know however that of the people I know who have reported shoulder or wrist issues once I have persuaded them to move to a trackball instead of a mouse or trackpad their problems have lessened. Hardly scientific proof I know.
...along with decent lighting will make all of the difference.
Use of a mouse and fixed keyboard use to cause me all kinds of problems with my shoulders. Then I moved to a trackball, wireless mouse and things improved considerably.
Not saying it'll work for everyone but...
Having the display floating in front of you means you'll be putting more stress on your back and rotator cuff muscles since you'll be continually lifting your arm to move items.
"Most people don't need to enter text except for searches" - how do you think your medical notes get into the computer? What about anybody working in the data capture industry (insurance agents, delivery men, secretaries)? I think you might be being a little short-sighted here. Note I'm not saying that there aren't better ways to get that data in, just that there is a significant proportion of the adult working population who need to enter text for things other than search.
In that case he still deserves not to get the job because he didn't have the presence of mind to mute his phone before going into the interview. If on the other hand they explicitly asked, 'what kind of phone do you have' and he answered honestly then it's probably their loss and not his.
The point you are missing is the fact that he was the CEO and we all know that they live in a different world. One in which you are never ultimately culpable, where you can get a fantastic pay off for poor performance and where, in the unlikely even of you having to deploy your golden parachute, your cronies will ensure that you land safely in some other comfy role. None of that having to adhere to company' data ownership malarkey.
<<sigh>> I am getting overly cynical of late<<sigh again for effect>>
[b] (see [a] above)... could someone please tell her I know of this wonderful investment opportunity. Let's call it Ponzi UK Limited. I am prepared to let her in on the company at the ground floor. Of course, I'll need to take a commission payment up front to cover my costs....
@AC - the difference is that a soldier is ordered to be there and is generally paid pretty poorly. Most civilians have not choice and do not get remunerated for their risks. The commenter chose to be there for his own financial benefit. I'd say the risks incurred by the first two were most likely considerably higher and their remuneration far less.
...and more that they didn't offer her any easy way to appeal and didn't offer an apology when they corrected the 'mistake'.
There seem to be two issues here. (1) that they can delete content if they feel it is being abused (which seems perhaps fair enough if we all understand that we are licensing rather than buying content), and (2) that there should be a ready and transparent way to appeal including a duty of care on the provider to explain the reason for the 'punishment' *before* they apply it.
...I'd much rather have a larger format liquid ink e-Reader than my iPad for reading books and other documents. Yes, it has less functionality but the battery life is great and it's easier on the eye. That's not to say that there isn't a use for fondleslabs it's just that one size does not fit all.
I like the fact that all of the OS X versions look sufficiently alike and I don't see the value of change for change's sake. OS X works and it works well. It's intuitive to use but let's me get under the covers easily when I need to. Do I need added bells and whistles? No thanks. Bring me change only when it adds some value - but don't make the change so great that I need to keep re-learning a whole new UI.
The restaurant owner's mistake was in not clearly defining the reason for his dismissing the contract. If it was on the grounds of inappropriate behavior (pushing, rudeness etc) then he is well within his rights. On the other hand, if it is because the customers have eaten more than he believes they should then he could have an issue since the invitation was to 'eat as much as you want'. I guess the final outcome depends on whether or not he took money from them. If he didn't charge them then the argument would be that there was no contract; if he did charge them then i guess they have a legitimate claim for breach of contract. I think they might be on sticky ground trying for slander on the grounds that he called them greedy pigs since it does sound like this could be a legitimate claim.
Whatever the final outcome - it's not a great advert for his business.
30 pins or 9 pins!! Who cares. The relevant point is the bit about them still using a proprietary interface at the other end.
And talking of which - what is it with Apple and this interface. Looks the same on the iPad / iPod / iPhone but you can't use the same devices with them. Even amongst the same product line (e.g. the iPod) they vary the spec.
....I would consider the 'offer of a hug' to be more stick than carrot.
I have no idea how here music sounds. Maybe she's so damned good that playing for her is an honour but if that's the case, I am confused as to why she'd need kick-starter funding.
There's a difference between your 14 year old daughter getting topped by some 17 year old scrote down the local youth club and by 65 year Mr Jones and his pals down the news agents. By leaving the age of consent as it is there is the possibility to enforce, or not enforce, the law depending on the context. It's usually the horny old bastards who fancy a bit of underage action who tend to advocate the lowering of the age of consent. Might we be expecting to see you in one of our tabloids before too long Mr Altman?
And yet again another example of the abdication of responsibility by the masses. If someone shouts fire, plane, elephant, martian spaceship or anything else and you run and injure yourself without first taking the time to determine whether there is any threat then I am afraid that you are just as culpable as the 'idiot' who shouted it in the first place.
And with regards to your last line - does that also apply to the right to bear arms (as opposed to bare arms which is a right that should always be inalienable).
@artic fox - thanks for your long explanation. Of course I am familar with that use The point I am making is that it is mine and everybody else's right to shout fire in a cinema. You are of course assuming that I need the parable explaining to me. Thanks for that but there's no need. I did understand it. I might like to offer a counter explanation to you. Personal responsibilitty does not lie just with the person shouting 'fire' but also with those responding to the call and context can also play a big part in this. Perhaps there is a fire in the film and I am shouting to warn one of the characters, in much the same way as I might shout 'behind you' to warn a character at a pantomine (if you're not English you might want to look this up);or perhaps one of my testicles has self-combusted and I am keen to share this occurrence with you all. If I shout 'fire' you run for the door, perhaps injuring yourself in the process, without first checking that there is any sign of a fire then, in the real world (i.e. not America) that should be your responsibility. In the same way that if I am in the middle of a pavement and shout 'bus' (or airplane) I would not expect to be sued by every moron who dived for cover without first checking that a large public transport vehicle is not immediately bearing down on them.
Is ripple charging like the off-peak system here in the UK whereby you ostensibly have two metres installed? One is responsible for off-peak electricity and this controls things like storage heaters etc that can charge up during the quiet hours overnight and then discharge during the day; the other looks after 'normal' devices whose usage needs to be on-demand - water heaters; TVs; irons; central heating; jacuzzis etc
If it;s not I am keen to understand how they know the device is a water or storage heater? Perhaps I just have a really shit, old TV!!
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