307 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009
At the risk of m-elking the thread: if he'd been at it all night that would have worked out pretty deer!! Good job it was apples as it would have been worse if there'd been a pear of them!!
Okay, okay, that's the best I can do at short notice :-)
No doubt there are responses to your posts further down but I haven't got to them yet...
I think you have a few issues mate. Were you out there robbin' and burnin' with the other idiots? I came from what might these days be termed a deprived background but the difference was that, from a very early age, I was instilled with a very strong sense of right and wrong. Along with a very clear indication that crossing the line would not be tolerated (under any circumstances). As a result, despite the fact that we had very little, and others had a whole lot more, I never exhibited any inclination to go and re-appropriate someone else's property (or perhaps even worse: simply destroy it).
Is there an icon for dickhead?
<<sighs nostagically>>the good old Zilog Z80 and Mostek 6502!! Now those were the days. Handcrafting code down at the instruction level. I remember a time when i knew the numeric codes for the entire Z80 and 6502 instruction set. Then I discovered girls and alcohol...where did it all go wrong!?!? :-)
Suspect #1 makes most of the hardware
Suspect #2 makes the secure dongles / encryption kit
Oh dear, oh dear! What a fine pickle we are in.
Am I the only one hoping it might be our security forces involved if only so the world could see that Britain can lead the way again (and stick one to the Yanks of course).
I got burned in the upgrade to Snow Leopard with applications and hardware devices suddenly becoming unusable and I ended up having to replace a whole host of nearly new kit, including a 3 month old HP scanner. With the prospect of DW 8, Office 2004 etc no longer functioning I will be the chap who decides to stay with Snow Leopard.
...regardless of the relative merits, or otherwise, of the Dreamweaver package the fact of the matter is that I own it, I use it, and it does exactly what I want and very well. I don't see why I should need to fork out an exorbitant amount of money for a new version or swap to an alternative package and have to learn all the ins and outs all over again. And I am an architect / developer not a designer so with a singular lack of artistic capability I find DW provides just the right level of functionality to allow me to create relatively decent looking sites.
I was looking forward to Lion's release but there are a number of items here that will prevent me:
1. Not being able to use Office 2004 - I hate the newer versions with that horrible ribbon interface and until such time as MS do away with it I am unlikely to update; plus I don't need any of the other features that newer versions introduced.
2. Hardware - when I upgraded to Snow Leopard my two month old HP scanner stopped working; I waited over a year before HP decided that they wouldn't be releasing a workable driver (until that time they just kept pushing back the release date). In the end I just gave the scanner away. I don't want to risk going through that again.
3. Dreamweaver Studio MX - does everything I need and I don't want to pay a grand to upgrade for no real reason other than the fact that it's a PowerPC app.
...this sounds like a horrendous book. Banks whilst obviously a clever chappie sometimes tries too hard for his own good (or for the good of his readers). I fail to see how this book could ever be made into anything vaguely watchable. So it must be a prime candidate for Hollywood!!
Interesting. I think the message is about delivery rather than content. A person at his level should be able to get the message across clearly and succinctly without shouting and bawling. It could be that heads needed to roll, in which case there are better ways to go about it, but sacking people should be the case of last resort and not the first. I would question why Steve, who seems to like to control everything, was not aware of how poor the situation was before it became so bad.
Engendering a climate of fear is not a good way to bring out the best in people. All it does is cause people to spend more time on political machinations in an effort to ensure that the blame can never be left at their door. That does more to stifle creativity than any lack of investment etc.
...the US government has always had a policy of actively supporting corporate criminals (which ones depends on who is in power at the time). After all, corporate greed is what has made the country 'great' - unless of course you're one of the poorer inhabitants and living in an environment that would put some third world countries to shame!!
Paris? Well because some how the Hilton name seems appropriate here!! :-)
...did it not say he had been doing this kind of thing for 20 years (or did I misread?). If that's the case. After getting away with it for so long he probably got complacent and sloppy. Still, it serves the bugger right. I still question the morality of a legal system whereby a theft, even one as large as this, can often equate to a sentence greater than that for rape or murder.
His case "lacked coherence" - probably like his course work. Maybe he should have done a little more preparation. On the other hand, if prep had been one of his strong points he'd have probably got the degree in the first place. As for his lack of a degree "preventing him getting a job", surely he means "prevents him getting a job that is commensurate with his own distorted view of his abilities" (apparently not shared by either the university or the judiciary. Ya gotta larf!!
Paris, well simply cos' she's Paris!!
So they led the guy to believe that, although apparently IT cognizant, they were stupid enough to connect an infected machine to their network and infect all of the machines on it and yet they were clever enough to identify a top secret CIA/Opus Dei plan!!?! With a plot hole this size it could be a Dan Brown novel....Dan...are you reading this? Credit me in the next one. On the other hand, I have little enough street cred as it is, please don't!!
Paris? Well just because she wouldn't (and there's not many things you can say that about in relation to her)
I'd like to see your reasoning behind this. what it did, as so eloquently highlighted by a previous poster, was penalise those of us who have to work away from home to the detriment of our home life whilst failing to touch those corporate scallies who seem immune from any kind of governmental control. Sounds like you are an embittered permie who carries a chip on his shoulder about us 'overpaid contractors' without having the least understanding of what is involved and the sacrifices we have to make.
Paris - cos' there isn't a symbol for a cock
Surely your argument is flawed. For example, if a surgeon sets out to remove your gall bladder but accidentally removes your liver the that is gross negligence regardless of whether or not he intended to perform the operation correctly. Surely the definition of whether or not negligence is gross revolves around the impact of said action as well as the intent of the parties involved.
Also, if I accidentally press the button that launches the nukes then that is possibly negligence on my part but gross negligence on the part of my employer in letting an idiot like me be near the lauch mechanism without any process in place to prevent an accidental launch.
Paris - well just cause she is often gross and has nice missiles
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