Yeah, but doesn't Vodafone disallow roaming like this for existing customers? I thought they needed a new contract?
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Yup - the dickheads bully and ignore everyone, and everyone seems to be watching and wondering why their polite request was ignored.
This guy may go, but he'll end up awarding himself a golden parachute, and there'll be no justice or consequences.
If they can't even fire a dictator in a European-run company, how the heck are we supposed to deal with dictators of countries??
Went to Apple Genius Bar yesterday. Said, effectively, that my gf's iPhone 5s days were numbered, and that most mobiles will probably only last 2 years. Although he added that's mostly due to phone contracts these days.
He also tried to explain why the EU's 2 year warranty didn't apply to Apple stuff.
The only thing he said which sounded remotely true, was that the screen on the iPad (iPad 2) wasn't easily fixable because of the need to keep it thin and light. If it was made to be repairable, the iPad would be thicker. Which at least sounds reasonable.
"Stream"? Interesting name.... sounds familiar... maybe something else in a similar space...
Can't see anyone getting upset about it...
Woohoo! Skills shortage == more pay for us oldies.
Sheesh - young people are mugs :( High pay, chilled out work place, portability across industries,.... oh, and it being the future of everything.
I know that people replace mobile phones every couple of years because of contracts.
But replacing a £1000 laptop is a bit different. Especially as it's not as easy to pay for it over time - welll... unless Mobile companies start selling SIM cards with laptops, and offering a contract...
Quite simply - it allowed Crashplan and Plex to run *perfectly*. I've loved now being able to run Crashplan from my NAS, instead of my PC. Trying to get Crashplan running in a Jail sucked :(
Having to pay the winner's court fees is one of the few "checks and balances" against assholes.
If I say someone puts babies on spikes, and register this for £50 at court, then other person may need to then spend £100,000 just to defend himself.
If he can't reclaim that money, then that assholes can just sue someone to bankruptcy.
Surely it makes sense that all court/legal fees are paid by the loser?
* special cases can occur, etc, etc, etc.
Yup - good for the government, who has contacts, lawyers, accountants, etc.
Now, what about the rest of us to have to deal with this crap?...
Re: Donald Trump-themed escort services
Don't forget the massage from incredibly tiny hands...
The awful thing is... I bet he won't be punished in any way. Maybe even paid to leave :(
You can't have every country wanting to jail executives from another country.
I'm guessing Germany are dragging their feet. If Germany started a trial and imprisoned them, I guess the USA would leave them alone.
AdBlocker is a cheeky git at the moment. They fight for us to not see ads!
Er... unless the site they're blocking pays them a small bribe, and then you have to see them again...
I appreciate AdBlocker have to pay the bills, but their business model leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Maybe I should create an AdBlocker Blocker, and then charge AdBlocker money to allow their "AdBlocks" through?
If it was a wooden recurve, it is likely to be a training bow. Maybe not even with a sight.
And if so, I applaud that archer for hitting a moving target with it.
I guess it's harder to start giving up taxes or give up your property, if you're holding people's remains hostage.
I loved using NetBeans. It's simple and does the job.
....then I graduated to using Eclipse. It's more complex, but more powerful.
So... er... "meh!".
So, essentially, ABP becomes one of those crappy extensions installed by Microsoft/Yahoo, that "insert" ads into pages.
> having been there 29 years
*cough* legacy *cough*
So people bought cars with a certain expectation of emissions in mind. When it was proved false, they are going to get their money back.
Yet when people vote in the EU Referendum with a certain expectation in mind. When it was proved false, they were told to stop whinging :(
FFS. What really p155es me off at the moment, is websites trying to increase the complexity of passwords that I use.
But it's for websites where I don't store personal information, or where I don't care if I'm "hacked".
LinkedIn - password "1234" is more than ample. Someone hacks it, deletes the profile? I'll re-enter it.
Facebook - hmm... there's some nice history/photos I'd like to keep, perhaps a more complex password.
Banking/shopping website - OK, full-on password here.
By forcing more complex passwords, it makes us re-use the passwords we use for banking.
Or dream up another one, which we're likely to forget.
Re: Force Google to put a watermark on 3rd party images it displays ?
Wow, he must pay loads of Tax!
... er... hello?... HELLO?...
That doesn't surprise me.
I was a huge fan of StreetMap. But I hate to say it, but Google innovated way beyond what StreetMap could offer.
This lawsuit is sour grapes, but I do mourn their passing :(
"Financial services firm JP Morgan said in a research note to investors in May 2015 that Apple could be liable to pay as much as $19 billion,"
Wow... they need Google's negotiation team...
Shareholders are only interested in profit, and they don't really seem to give a shit if a change pisses off customers.
So I almost see CEOs and senior board members, as a way to temper shareholders' demands, but still keep the company afloat.
Let's sell Cadbury's to an American company, the American company then changes the recipe to be cheaper and therefore ruins the USP of Cadbury chocolate - people no longer buy Cadbury chocolate.
I truly miss my Cadbury Creme Eggs :(
Re: Getting out from under.
"Uber enjoys a significant price advantage by not paying UK corporation tax, because jobs are booked through the Netherlands. Despite Uber being a $50bn (£32bn) company, its drivers earn far less than the London living wage; in some cases, they earn a lot less than the minimum wage."
For God's sake! Stop the Tax Credit cut, and make all these companies pay corporation tax!
It does matter if it was the same contract, they could ask the replacement to do the work instead.
Re: Why do they do it?
Because a local hard disk can be stolen, destroyed by power surge, dropped, kicked, become out of date, etc.
Cloud Storage is a hope that they have surge-protected UPS servers, multiple copies of my data, harder to steal, and accessible for "free" from most places of the world.
NOTE: I'm just building a home RAID NAS server because I really really don't want to lose my photos.
Depends on the type of "party" ;)
So the plan worked! She got into prison, and the rest of the drugs she'd stashed up her ass, she managed to deliver.
The BALLS of these guys. Who setup the organization? Time for some mass firings I think :(
"So when the fan was well and truly hit six months later, they literally came running and crushed the problems because they knew the system and were motivated to help us out. They fixed first and we sorted the money later."
Really? Contractors? Contractors are paid per hour, it's not really in their best interests to do anything quickly.
Secondly, sorted money out later? Well yeah, they're going to send you a bill. But I would expect some kind of agreement up front too.
As a software engineer, I would be excited to add extra functionality to a dashboard, or tune the engine efficiency.
If I made a change which dramatically reduced the emissions, the engineers are gonna want to know what I'm doing on their "turf", and what the hell I did.
But where's the incentive for it?
The software engineers (instead of the hardware engineers) really have a KRA to reduce emissions by 300%?
"Part of that contract stated that if the contract was terminated then HP would still provide technical support for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) in the interim period. "
So a contract stated that HP should provide technical support, but Michigan terminated that contract, and expects HP to honour that contract... how does that work?
I wonder how the Russian government feels about the end-2-end encryption?
Bugger :( I'm waiting for the engineer to install Plusnet this morning... he might be busy...
He'd make $35m profit.....
Unless he's got some huge plans for cash, he might as well take the lower amount, ensure a clean soul, get a statue built in his honour, and live it up in Hawaii guilt free.
Who wants to bet that BT wins the deal?
Er.... I've just found these guys and enjoying the backup service they offer....
..... Please don't change please don't change please don't change!
It beggars belief that a modern organization is so blatantly corrupt!
What kind of egotist was picked to run ICANN, and who the hell do they think they are!?
Really? Annoying :(
I was tempted to have a go at home with OpenStack, but if it's going to be a awkward experience without spending money on something, I might give it a miss :(
Re: "Apple told The Reg in an emailed statement..."
Duplo image, or it didn't happen.
Re: History repeating again...
At least when they overbook capacity on an airplane, they'll put you on the next flight out, and give you a free plane ticket.
Of course, in the UK, the courts screwed us and acknowledge that "Unlimited" != "unlimited" :(
You get your commission, you buy a car with it, and then the company wants to take the money back???
Even if you were paid extra by mistake, you would expect some care and consideration.
Legally you're able to take a picture of anyone you like in public.
And shops are "private property" which can refuse entry, and have cameras everywhere, and usually stop you using your own camera.
If you're on a shop's property, then they could always refuse you entry if you don't accept their T&Cs.