Nice matching jackets though....
660 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010
"It's taken 40 years for mine to get that bad."
sadly mine has always been that bad regardless of altitude
I've never heard a single person say "I'll take an uber" I hear plenty of those same people say, "I'll grab a cab to yours"
I also expect that the word "uber" has come to mean taxi/cab in the same way the hoover means vacuum cleaner.
"The dev has to sit beside the secretary first, before any dev work commences and watch what she does"
That is *not* the dev's job, that is the job of a BA. The problem I've found (speaking as someone that has done both) is that a lot of BA's don't seem to be able to understand how a person's business process works although to be fair a lot of users don't understand how to explain what they do but a BA should be able to get the process out of the user even if the user doesn't realise they're explaining!
The dev can only dev what he's/she's been asked to via the spec.
"Carrying 2 phones in this day and age is nuts,"
I couldn't disagree more strongly with this sentiment!
my phone is *my* phone I don't want work shit anywhere near it. So what if I have two phones? it's not like they're the size of a brick. At the end of my working day I throw it in my lappy bag and walk away.
Every friend of mine that uses his personal phone (or work phone for personal stuff) for work related stuff is constantly harassed with work stuff, well frankly... that can fuck right off.
I see the sense of humour bypass is working well though...
"30 years experience with women says otherwise sunshine."
who a sad bitter little boy then?
Cheer up chum even you'll get an opportunity to give Mary Palm and her five sisters a rest.
"It just so happened older women were a lot more adventerous in bed, a lot less needy than girls my own age, and all of them had their own place."
that was always my experience as well.
"Do I feel like I'm missing out on anything"
How would you know?
I think you've misunderstood the use of "must see TV" it simply means that a person will make time in their schedule to watch a particular programme rather than watch if there's nothing else going on. The imperative is a personal thing.
"only get one bill that would be less than the individual subscrtiptions"
And here is the flaw in your plan.
There is simply no way I can see any Apple product being sold for less than a single competitor yet alone a bunch of them.
I use Freesat / Netflix total monthly cost 9 quid if I were to add Amazon my monthly cost increases to 18 quid a month.
How can Apple provide me with the same services as both of those for enough of a saving to me to make me switch? I'd say they can't.
single sign on is not a deal breaker for me, I'm quite happy to switch between apps because its not exactly complicated and they are already both in the same place IE my set top box.
@jake ... "AndyS, might want to look up the meaning of strawman. I don't play that game."
Just as well really... you'd lose.
"We have a secret ballot"
In my polling office they always write the number of the ballot paper I've just been given against my name and address on the roll they have in front of them, a sufficiently motivated person could in fact find out exactly how I voted.
They do this despite my patiently explaining to them the problem I have with them doing it.
NB I do not consider myself important enough to sufficiently motivate someone to find out my vote besides they could always try asking me :D
"...it's just yet another example of the arrogance of some of *some* voters,"
Unlike the A/c above I have actually FTFY
Neither the Tories or labour (or any other party for that matter) have a monopoly on dickheads in their ranks and the sooner the wider electorate grasp this simple fact, the sooner we'll be able to start doing something about it.
"The only hope is not paying the monthly payments or somehow deaktivating the chip - and hoping that a lack of signal doesn't brick the device..."
Yes... that's the way it'll work...
"Screw them. They need to damn well grow up."
says the "linux rulz! wondoze sux!" fanboy....
"Alternatively with a decent Linux GUI you just rotate the screen 90 degrees."
*sigh* because the drivers for my card would *never* allow me to do something like that on my non-*nix desktop....
Seriously, why do people feel the need to to turn *every* fucking subject into "linux rulz! windoze sux!" competition? Just try growing up FFS!
It's not like there isn't enough actual shit in the world to get arsy about
"even more so for streaming services and Google maps which are totally unusable abroad."
can't say that was my experience in New Zealand, Hong Kong or The US, without easy access to google maps I would have been "lost" on more than one occasion
The in Cumbria qualification is needed. I moderated how much sympathy I have for Len as a result; there are definitely much worse "middle of nowhere's" than Cumbria!
ummm.... they do still have to pay for it though and of course, those shows are made not speculatively but because someone [at the BBC] has commissioned it.
I know it's unfashionable but I think the beeb is pretty good value for money particularly when you compare it to say, Sky, that charges you twice as much money and still throws a large amount of adverts at you while showing a lot of programming that has been commissioned and paid for by the BBC.
Beeb plus Netflix / Prime is all you need for a full spectrum of stuff. It can be yours for less than the price of a Sky sub and is mostly advert free.
"And that is set by MPs voting on our behalf."
It's cute you believe that
"It certainly cheered me up this morning."
I'm not the results are worth celebrating as such
"Couldn't have happened to a nice person."
while I don't necessarily disagree with your sentiment, whatever happens is going to happen to all of us.
And you can attest to the state of mind of those people can you?
religion? honor? LOL...
You don't think someone in constant pain hasn't had their mental health affected?
You don't think that someone with a mental health problem can be manipulated?
You're an idiot.
"So unless this guy had some proved weaknesses as mental illness"
Do you know of anyone that killed themselves or tried to kill themselves that couldn't be described as "having a mental illness" ?
There is an awful lot of bollocks being written in this forum.
people with depression / anxiety / low self-esteem can be manipulated into pretty much any state of mind.
This girl made a determined effort to push this guy in a direction she wanted him to go in, for whatever reason (and only she'll ever really know the answer to that question) The content of the texts are clear and damning . There can be very little doubt she did what she's accused of, this trial is about how much of the responsibility she bares.
A Dredd TV series? :D
"Yet it's your fault that guide is wrong?"
Actually, the story quite clearly says he *didn't* follow the document. he should have used the credentials generated by the script, instead he copied the credentials from the document.
The fact that the document contained the production credentials is an error but the implication is that he would have been ok with those.
Of course, he should have been supervised so that's also an error. should he have been sacked? Probably not. and certainly not in the way he was.
"In real life I am a total dick head"
I've heard that about you... ;-)
While I don't generally disagree with what you've written, my personal experience is that people who are dickheads online tend also to be dickheads in real life.
This experience was garnered while running the online community for a club, 75%l of the contributors were personally known to me.
For example, the old saw about all BMW/Mercedes/Audi drivers (delete /insert as you like) are all dicks, I suspect you'll find that said drivers will be dicks regardless of the model of their car.
@LDS but I don't suppose you use a "cheap" inkjet?
I use a Pro100s and the full set of inks (8 cartss) for that is 70 quid which isn't actually that bad and I can often find a deal that will bring the price down to 50 quid.
"Or are consumers too stupid to notice when they're being fleeced, and would go with the "$25 printer that costs you $100 to put ink in" model?"
In fairness this is really only the case at the very cheap end of the market; when you pay more for your printer the ink costs less as a proportion of the printers price
Consumers could make this problem go away by being more prepared to pay the true cost of the actual printer. As long as companies sell their stuff as loss leaders then this practice will continue.
Or do people really believe that the shiny all singing, all dancing MFP they've just bought really does cost 35 quid to make/market/distribute? Truth is I think if Lexmark have all but given you a printer you probably should buy your ink from them after all they need to make a profit in order to make the printer they've just given you!
NB nothing I've said indicates approval of the way the printer companies behave
no one has pointed out the fact that no matter what flavour of government we get after next week the same shit politicians will still occupy both sides of the house.
Seriously, May and co are horrible but anyone who believes Corbyn would be any better is a deluded idiot.
we need to purge our entire political "class" (as in class of children) and find some adults.
"Is the 'A' really that important??!
I'd rather have an x-wing. so if they could just get on that ta!
I'm sorry but I still get a case of the grumps whenever the film I knew as "Star Wars" is referred to as "New Hope" :/
"wait for a sales drone to 'eventually' saunter up and try to sell me something... and blah blah blah "
yeah because the poor schmuck trying to make a living needs to have his/her day improved by twunts like you. That sort of behaviour doesn't make you big or clever or admirable... it makes you a twunt.
I manage to do all that you've described without involving some minimum wage flunky just trying to make their way in the world.
"This is preparation for allowing iPlayer access only if you have a TV licence"
Do you have a problem with that?
Whenever I'm asked for an email address that I don't want to give I use [firstname.lastname@example.org] weirdly, no one has said anything about it as they write it down but then I doubt the poor till flunky gives a toss one way or the other.
"Oh, I don't know about that..."
I'll give you that but I think that's more of an exception than the rule :)
"What the fuck was the point of getting excited about the future in the 1970s"
because the 1970's were so very very very very shit
I dunno.. doesn't it depend on how they drive it?
My Mito has a 1.4 turbo @170 BHP and claims >50mpg I often drive it like I stole it and I still average 48/49 MPG
"For the most part use the wifi and 4G data connections and watch the battery vanish."
Cunningly both my sony and my Honor make it vanish very slowly over the course of a couple of days.
Damn that vanishing battery power!!!!
And yet my honor 8 . never fails to sync up with my car, always plays the music I want it to for as long I want it to. The apps I use are all pretty good premium apps that I actually paid money for. I don't have to charge it every single night if I don't want to. I've found the bluetooth LE to be considerably more reliable than my old sony, so horse for course and all that.
Just as an aside why did you feel the need to *exactly* detail the model of your iPhone?
"while EMUI is a thing I will steer well clear of Huawei phones"
It was updated to v5 shortly after I got my phone and I have to say that I like it a lot. It's quick, clean and intuitive. It was the one thing I was worried about when selecting a new phone but I'm very happy with it.
I'd been casting around for a replacement phone form my aging (but still chugging along nicely thank you!) xperia Z1 that didn't cost an arm and a leg. I chose an Honor 8 I'm very pleased with it. It gives excellent performance and battery life. On a recent trip to the states it got a proper hammering (i was doing the full tourist) but I found it easily lasting the full day. It's a good looking phone, I even like the UI which was updated to v5 shortly after I got the phone and I've found it lightweight and intuitive.
wouldn't hesitate to buy another or recommend them.
"Bloody annoying as the songs on the Train CD are quite good"
Is that the bloke that doesn't know / understand the meaning of deja vu?
""white middle aged man""
I travel on my own a lot. I can be certain that at least once on my (usually) four trips through airport security I will be stopped and searched thoroughly. generally I'm asked to unpack all my camera gear and demonstrate it all working as well.
That said I've never had the rubber glove treatment and I've never been asked for passwords etc.
My last trip I was searched as I was leaving my holiday destination so forgive me if I take all the "profiling" stuff with a pinch of salt although presumably I'm the subject of a different kind of profiling.
Single man, frequent flyer, nearly always alone, carrying large amount of "gear" plus big suitcase in the hold.(which had also been searched this time)
"In the US they aren't disabled, but they are Accessible, which I always find to be a useful feature in a toilet."
Hmmm.... whereas the American embassy in Hong Kong has a big sign on the door that says "Handicapped Toilet" not to mention a big sign on a gate that says "Handicapped Access"
if only it wasn't compulsory to read it....
"Is God a corporeal being? Does He have weight and heft? Dimensions?"
Hollywood would have us believe he looks a lot like Morgan Freeman
"I look forward to the start of the inaugural Rollerball league"
As long as we get teh original version and not the shitty remake version.
How do you make it through a single day?
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