You know the joke meme about how do you confuse a blonde ?
How do you confuse two Brexiters ?
Ask them to explain what Brexit means to each other.
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How do you confuse two Brexiters ?
Ask them to explain what Brexit means to each other.
Oh how true !
I worked for a small (<10 employee) company a few years back. A newer recruit was heard to grumble that additional office furniture was from a "dodgy bloke in town" rather than an overpriced "corporate" supplier. I, and some colleagues were grateful, and said so.
"I'd rather the money went into my bonus than a sofa" was the attitude.
Speak for yourself.
I have had 43 years of the EU (I was 6 in 1972) and I voted to Remain. The EU certainly isn't perfect. But it's better in that out, IMO.
that is being used to try and shut people up, rather than reasoned debate needs to bear this in mind:
"A democracy that cannot change it's mind has ceased to be a democracy"
This is a very important point, and one BOTH sides would do well to understand.
if nothing else, this article led me to the Wileyfox site where I first learned of "Glove mode"
I was wowed by the Regs Swift review last year, so a Swift was my Chrimbo present from Mrs Page.
Really cannot fault the phone. The only niggle I might have is the quirk that it doesn't allow it's own number to be set in the OS - apparently a Cyanogen thing. It hasn't stopped me doing anything - that I know of.
However, the companys support seems to be run by the primary school the Keystone Cops went to. When I got the phone, I tried to register - as advised - which proved impossible due to a clunky website. Eventually, after waiting a couple of weeks (website wasn't fixed and claimed I hadn't entered my email address) I managed to get through to someone who made it plain this was a man+dog operation.
Fast forward 11 months and (1) I am still being spammed by Wileyfox and (2) I am still waiting for the free screen protector I was supposed to get when I registered.
All of that said, I do like the look of the plus. If it's as good as the Swift I've had for a year, it deserves great things.
if I look that up in my dictionary of management-speak, it translates as :
"Since we can't find anyone to fill a vacancy requiring a high level of skills, experience and *judgement* for the pittance we are paying, there must be a skills crisis"
Know what. They're right. There's even an unskills crisis too. I have advertised for someone to cut my grass, and when I advertised the rate as £5 for the job, no one applied. I managed to get some replies by not mentioning the rate, but as soon as I told the caller what it was, they hung up.
So there must be a shortage of unskilled labour.
Now, where's my grant ?
at what point does assistance blur into medical care ?
As long as a wheelchair user can enter and direct a driverless car, I imagine all obligations have been met - although fair point about luggage ??????
Not just the current "older generation" but the also current generations who will get older.
Every reading of the runes I have done results in the conclusion that there will HAVE to be changes which allow people to continue using their iShinys with older eyes, fingers and ears.
Which is great news for the less able amongst us too.
much more effective.
but in 2016, it's just a jumped up Smart TV.
that is a little bit <insert open mouth emoji> that there are people who can afford to throw £150,000 with what seems like abandon in the same country where I heard a story where a street canvasser, asking about town centre developments in a northern town was faced with an upset to the point of tears pensioner who was afraid the local £1 shop might close.
<- something desperately wrong in Britain.
Many years ago, I worked for the predecessor to TransCo (or whatever they are called these days).
Most common call out for the telemetry guys was a loss of signal caused by rabbits and/or squirrels nibbling into power cables which were armoured.
By their very nature, high-pressure grid offtakes and junctions are a *long* way from population centres.
<- nibble, nibble, BANG
I didn't need to read past this ... having grappled with it for the better part of a year now, I know that if I were to come up with *any* blockchain development, it would not be using Ethereum.
Secret trials are back in fashion ...
'IS fighter' guilty after trial held partly in secret
"Marmite is made here blah, blah blah". It's like the morons who say "look, the sun is shining, why don't we close all the power stations and go solar".
really, Brexiters should realise they are intellectually outgunnned and try and maintain a dignified silence. (Vain hope, I know).
Quite aside from the fact that transport costs (y'know, petrol, oil, gas, and energy in general) are priced - and paid for - in dollars, there's the little fact that foreign companies (like Unilever) are going to have to keep their FOREIGN investors happy.
If that means whacking prices in pounds up 10%, then that's what they have to do. And will do.
Followed by every other company that has to pay dividends in non-sterling currencies.
There were repeated warnings that Brexit would create a UK vs. the rest of the world scenario. Now it's started, it seems some people haven't the stomach for the fight.
Too late was the cry.
Just wait until after Christmas when the projections for 2018/9 are flowing in. Then we will really see some price hikes. Along with some players possibly abandoning the UK as unviable with such a low pound.
Samsung, VW, Hotpoint - all massive fails.
A perpetual war in Syria where no two sides ever seem the same.
A presidential election between two candidates that would lose to Adolf Hitler if he stood.
WTF is going on in reality ? Is the matrix crashing ?
leads to nonsense.
Sometimes, it's possible to see how and why dictatorships emerge ... mainly because they don't have to give a flying fuck about what the Daily Mail - or any of it's moronic supporters - thinks or says.
They can just pass sensible laws which reduce harm.
(See also "War on Drugs") ....
And wanted the powers to snoop everywhere, and close down websites they didn't like without the inconveniences of courts and judges ?
Funny that their own incompetence (the one factor in life they can guarantee) puts them in a position where they can now claim "See ! We really did need those powers after all !".
See also: MI5 having tailed the 7/7 bombers previous to their demise ...
Never, ever again. Quite apart from SIM/Network locking is the sheer amount of shite that you can't remove or disable without rooting the phone.
So where does this leave the networks ?
Is this a sign that the market is moving towards network-agnostic phones ?
Has Google got the clout - and infrastructure - to bypass the vested interests ?
My memory of the path that led us here is that Google was busy adding serious functionality to Android that was reaching fuck all punters because the networks weren't pushing upgrades ?
Has anything changed ?
The moment I heard about I thought "There is NO WAY on God Green Earth that Google would have allowed an account to be setup WITHOUT a credit card or credit facility available."
Or, to put it another way, I challenge any commentard to set up an account, without a credit facility and then run up such an enormous bill.
Google would take the money from the credit provider, leaving the card/account holder to stump up.
But, it has distracted the less discerning of us from learning whatever horrors Theresa May has planned for the rest of us ...
Massive read fail ... the OP stated clearly it was not a GNOME issue.
"It's the system"
Sorry, that £400K doesn't being to make up for having her smug, nauseating patronising lying face on our screens for weeks - usually at breakfast.
so, the implication is HomeDepots internet does not block PornHub by default ?
Having had the joys of a dual-SIM phone (the excellent recommend-to-anyone Wileyfox Swift) for 9 months, I have to say AFAIAC it's the way of the future.
Bit disappointed that Google - with no network ties in theory - couldn't deliver on this.
Page Junior has just moved into a flat, and is in the market for broadband (or, as he calls it "WiFi" - in a hint as to how the younger generations will lose semantic - and technical - discrimination).
Absolutely no need for a landline whatsoever, so a TT no-line package sounds just the ticket.
Off to do some comparisons ...
or failing that, print the book on a T-Shirt ?
Once again the arms race between tech and law continues ...
Obviously the law can make back white, it it wants to. Whether real life complies is another matter.
I'm vaguely wondering if there would be ways of complying with the order, whilst at the same time not allowing plod to trawl the history. Maybe a (US) cloudy lashup ?
I have very little desire to see any genuine threat to other people go free, or escape punishment. But on the other hand I don't particularly like the "think of the children" hysteria which is slowly pissing away our rights. We will miss them when they are gone.
"The Thick Of It" and "Veep!" are sublime exercises in the perfection of swearing ...
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
I was asked by a fellow student doing "Computer Science" to show them how to use Wordstar to *create* a letter accepting the £13,000 a year job at Nat West as a programmer.
It is experiences like that which make me the cynic I am today.
Just for reference, £13,000 for a graduate in 1988 was in the top 5% of jobs.
If I understand correctly (and I may not), the UK has a better way of handling suits than the US because the UK makes the loser pay the winner's legal bills
Common fallacy - but don't feel too bad. Most UK citizens haven't a clue either.
In England and Wales (there is no "UK" legal system) the awarding of costs is determined by the "court" and is discretionary. That is there is no "law" or "rule" to follow.
Generally, there is an accepted *principle* that the loser pays - which is a form of natural justice.
However, there are numerous cases (the trope being pigheaded neighbour disputes) where the court (i.e.the judge) decides each side should pay their own costs.
There was a case in the last year or so which dragged on for years with neither side even trying to negotiate. When it was (eventually) settled, the judge did not award costs and each side had to pay their own. The "winner" had to sell the property to pay his lawyers. (I think they then tried to sue their lawyers :) )
Seems to me the biggest difference in US/UK legal systems is how they view themselves. In the UK it is a given that going to court is an absolute last resort and the parties involved are saying they cannot settle between themselves. Generally, judges take a very dim view of parties that try to use courts as a private playground. As many sue-happy plaintiffs have found - literally - to their cost(s).
anyone else feel rather teary-eyed ?
I've started thinking it would be an idea to wear a bodycam when discussing mobile phone contracts, or building work.
"No, you DID say you would include rubbish disposal in your quote"
"No, you did say you would clean the gutters inclusive"
See you in court.
Missing between 16:00 and 18:00 today ?
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I would have thought that to earn the title "Smart" - at a very minimum - the TV firmware is capable of being updated over the air ?
My (3 year old) LG still occasionally gets updates, and the iPlayer app recently changed to insist I press "Yes I have a TV licence" before running.
However, there is a question of how the BBC implement this - although I'd be surprised (but not shocked) if they did it in such a way that a million TVs become obsolete overnight.
not personal ? Thereby following the logic of the TV licence.
Or will we have to trust the BBC with the details - and viewing habits - of every person in a household.
Even the minors ?
The best money can buy.
criminals start from a position of being thick as shit.
(The other axiom is that the police are only marginally less thick, which is why society is generally fairly safe. In support of my assertion, I give you yesterdays announcement from Sir B-H-H)
(yes, I am *that* old !)
why does this grate with me? First world problem, I know.
This is almost as good as "whacky" Jacqui Smiths "we will get all paedophiles to register their email address"
or is this 15 months too late ?