* Posts by Tigra 07

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This job Win-blows! Microsoft made me pull '75-hour weeks' in a shopping mall kiosk

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Re: Wait... What?

The problem isn't "for-profit" vs "not-for-profit". It's eithical profit vs unethical profit.

Amazon doesn't produce a profit and is deeply unethical in their business model.

Banks produce lots of profit unethically.

Your general Mom and Pop stores are probably much more ethical plus they produce profits.

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If she's not able to decide her hours or breaks and doesn't have the power to hire or fire then it really doesn't sound like a manager.

If it doesn't walk like a duck or sound like a duck, it's probably not a duck.

Do penguins quack?

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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They've done it for the last 15 years. People are now used to it so It's not entirely our fault.

1- It's hard to get money from people when you've been giving away your product for free for a generation.

2- Your product needs to be worth what you're charging or people will go elsewhere.

3- Blocking Ads is just as much a security decision these days.

So the old news media need to produce a decent product and somehow manage to get people to whitelist them or pay them. Hijacking their machines isn't a long term solution. I'd argue it's not a short term solution with the many implications and fluctuating prices of what they're mining. The Telegraph gives you a bunch of full high quality articles and a quarter of some others for free. To get the rest requires subscriptions. This model is decent and currently works.

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You missed a few more appealing options at the end, so i've included them below.

1- Block the pop up banner they use with Ublock and continue browsing for free.

2- Find a decent website to browse for news instead.

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Transport for London to toughen up on taxi firms in the Uber age

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TFL is just a lobby group for Black Cab drivers. They were complaining earlier in the week that electric cars and self driving cars would destroy their revenue and should be restricted.

Alternative idea - get rid of TFL since it's first priority is protecting it's revenue stream and not transport.

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Sorry, Elon, your Tesla roadster won't orbit for billions of years

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A Tesla satellite can last millions-billions of years in space yet a NASA satellite costing hundreds of millions of dollars has a lifespan of >10 years before it's switched off.

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Apple to devs: Code for the iPhone X or nothing from April onwards

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Re: We develop for Apple and Android

How does it feel to know your app runs on so many different devices?

People can use your app on their phones, tablets, watches, toasters, fridges, washing machines, treadmills, etc.

Android solved the problem of kids fighting over the computer. Put the computer in everything.

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You're decorating it wrong: Apple HomePod gives wood ring of death

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Re: devils advocate

After placing the device there for 20 minutes and having your furniture damaged/discoloured/devalued - yes, this is an issue. Imagine if your phone did this. There would be riots in the streets.

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Re: Oh great

Well, it's apparently got decent bass and vibrates, so a coaster is going to create an extra layer for the vibrations. Makes sense.

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Re: Oh great

Apparently that distorts the bass from the pod and makes it sound bad

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Re: Wood is not minimalistic.

Betting they'll adapt the pod to leave an apple logo, instead of a ring after this

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You're placing it wrong!

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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Re: 600M or 6B

The perfect scam. Tell them it's $600m, then get them to sign without reading the actual figure.

Of course I doubt he'll get anything above $10,000 in any case for this.

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Frank Dickman - Throwing a floppy wobbly.

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You won't believe this: Nokia soars back into phone-flinger top 3

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Good! Nokia could have dominated if they'd jumped into Android when they had the chance. Instead they stuck their fingers in their ears for years and let Samsung take over.

I hope they innovate and make their devices good enough to unseat Samsung from the top

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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Re: Yay

It would be simpler to just create a North Korean intranet for us to live in. You have access to Government controlled news, shopping sites, and the Supreme Leader's personal blog.

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"tests have shown the tool automatically detects 94 per cent of Daesh propaganda with 99.995 per cent accuracy."

50 percent of the time it works every time.

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Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1

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Thanks but no thanks. When Windows 8.1 finally loses support i'll either have 2 linux machines or i'll scrap one.

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IBM's chief diversity officer knows too much and must be stopped!

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Re: Chief Diversity Officer?

It's a job title you give to someone who got their job based on the colour of their skin, instead of talent or qualifications.

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The world has gone mad

Step 1: Sack anyone with "Diversity" in their job name

Step 2: Hire the best person for the job regardless of their colour, gender, sexuality, etc

Step 3: Profit

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Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

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Re: Lame name options IMHO

Gava pronounced with a hard G. Sounds the same but is spelt differently.

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Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

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Re: Don't get mad, get even

I used to do this with 419 scammers (Nigerian princes by email). It's all fun and games until your email inbox is full. Must be even worse when your phone never stops ringing?

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"Ofcom’s latest estimate is that approximately 3.9 billion nuisance calls are received by UK landlines per year"

Well done reducing it but you're still far from the target of 0.

PS: No i haven't been in a fucking accident, i don't have a licence (by choice). And O2, stop fucking calling me and asking what you can do for me...You fucking called me!

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Why aren't you being arbiters of truth? MPs scream at Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

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A situation they can never win...

"Why are you blocking this? Bla bla bla...Free speech..."

"Why aren't you blocking this? Bla bla bla...Terrorism..."

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Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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Re: Aircon Leaks

Alternatively replace the bin with one that has wheels...Or...Fix the leak?

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UK worker who sold customers' data to nuisance callers must cough up £1k

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Wow, a whole £1000?

Should have been at least £100 for each call, paid directly to each person he inconvenienced. Fuck it, just stick him in stocks and lets throw stuff at him.

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TalkTalk to splash £1.5bn laying full fibre on 3 million doorsteps

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RE: Simpfeld

Talk Talk has probably lost all their customers info and details (again) just since this article went up.

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BT doesn't really need to do anything to compete with Talk Talk since they won't exist in 2025.

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Uber: Ah yeah, we pay women drivers less than men. We can explain!

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RE: Paul

If Person A works faster, works longer hours, and gets higher customer ratings than Person B guess who is earning more?

Despite what feminists say you can't "have it all". Spending less time at work *will* mean you earn less than a man who works more. It's not a pay gap, it's an earnings gap.

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"You can't blame this one entirely on Uber bros, though."

You can't blame it on them at all since they don't pay the staff - the passengers do.

Misleading quotes aside this isn't an issue of discrimination, it's an issue with how different people drive.

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Cops find ATM spewing cash, car with dodgy plates, stack of $20 bills and hacking kit inside

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Re: I believe...

OAPs don't use ATMs. They get their money from the Post Office, converted into pennies, and then go to Tesco to spend it, creating massive queues and therefore creating cashier jobs in the local economy.

The rest of their time is spent in IKEA taking advantage of the free refills on Tea and Coffee and stealing little packets of sugar (speaking from personal experience).

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Re: RE: ASAC

The local shop has one of those ATMs with the typical sign: "staff don't have access to the money drawer"...Lies... I've seen the owner refilling the drawer with £10 notes on a few occasions.

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Re: I believe...

Just find a slightly concealed ATM and bring a small concealable battery powered drill, a USB stick, and a balaclava. Easy

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RE: ASAC

I once waited in queue for a few minutes to get to an ATM only to discover the message "Windows is shutting down" and had to requeue for the next ATM.

It appears a lot of modern ATMs still run Windows 98, which explains the insecurity.

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Women beat men to jobs due to guys' bad social skills. Whoa – you mad, fellas? Maybe these eggheads have a point...

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Re: Wow...

We didn't get equality, we may have actually overshot it. We went from men on the top - to women being pushed to the top, and men being unfairly held back in the name of progress. We also enacted many laws and social standards that punish men for being men but praising everything women do. How many times have you heard "toxic masculinity" mentioned recently?

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Re: Paul

My comment was in reference to this current article. In this case any positive discrimination is benefiting women only (and those who identify as them).

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Re: What the hell...

"Does it hurt when i do *this*?

Oops, lost another one Doc!

NEXT PATIENT!"

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Yeah, but, newsflash - if you're using positive discrimination you're hiring only because of what's between their legs and not skills.

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As an Apache attack helicopter...

I identify as a woman, therefore you should hire me for my wicked social skills, innit.

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Here's why online social networks are bad for humanity, the nerds who helped build them tut-tut

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Interesting that this coincides with Google relaunching Google+...I'm sure that's just a coincidence...

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Peers approve Brit film board as pr0n overlords despite concerns

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RE: Mycho

Seems like in the UK buying that card will require a lot of forms and checks with gov databases and fees. I'm of the mindset that I shouldn't have to do all this and pay for a special card to watch midget porn.

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"Ashton attempted to address such concerns about privacy by stressing that the government "absolutely agree" that the arrangements should only verify age, not identity."

And how exactly do you prove your age without also providing your identity to check it against?

If i say i'm over 18 how do you know unless you know who I am?

Sincerely: a VPN user

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No, Windows 10 hasn’t beaten Windows 7’s market share. Not for sure, anyway

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Poor figures, but better than Android (unfortunately).

Sincerely: an Android user/enthusiast

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Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Serve with sausages and mash to create a monstrous Toad in the Pizza Hole

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Google prints money for Alphabet to stuff into Uncle Sam's pockets: $10bn blow from Donald Trump's tax shakeup

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Re: John

Good for everyone. The staff at these big companies are getting huge bonuses and more jobs will be created in the US. Disney alone is giving all their staff $1000 bonuses.

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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I'm forever having people order or get the wrong parts for their cars and demanding we reimburse their petrol.

Your mistake? Why do we pay for your petrol? Our mistake? Why didn't you check it to prevent that? Cars are awkward sometimes and so are the customers.

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Anti-missile missile misses again, US military mum on meaning of mess

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Re: Whatever happened

If i remember correctly it's a breach of international law to have weapons in space.

I'm sure someone will expand on this or correct me though...

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Re: Kim Jong-un

"I would say the absolute best defence the USA can have at the moment is getting rid of that antagonistic POTUS (POS) and put someone in place that has a level of intelligence and diplomacy."

If North Korea had oil the US would have destroyed them decades ago for unrelated reasons.

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What a Hancock-up: MP's social network app is a privacy disaster

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Re: "Local by-elections can take place at any time of year"

In that case I still meant local election as only people *local* to that MP, as in, in that borough can vote.

Could have said By-election too, but it's a bit late for that now. Thanks

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RE: Aladdin

No, i did not. I accept the word is interchangeable with By-Election though.

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/elections-and-referendums/upcoming-elections-and-referendums

"Local by-elections can take place at any time of year"

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