Daily Mail ran this story on 6th December. Only 3 weeks late. Keep up.
55 posts • joined 20 Jun 2011
OfCom are a complete joke.
OfCom order BT to invest more, yet force them to slash prices. Contradictory demands. Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.
Anyone wanting faster than 40Mb broadband most likely be paying through the nose and being billed for new network infrastructure then!
Football, Reality TV and soaps have the biggest budgets!
The BBC was not created to make populist entertainment, but this is essentially what most of its budget is now wasted on. The Biggest budget shows are:-
Match of the Day = £75 million a year to make,
EastEnders = £30 million a year to make,
The Voice = £25 million a year to make,
Casualty = £22 million a year to make,
Strictly Come Dancing = £10 million a year to make.
IE Nothing which couldnt be made by, or is not already catered by commercial channels.
Why are we being taxed to watch dancing celebrities?
Let iTV show premier football and make the mind-numbing talent shows! Stop wasting our tax money!
Re: I think hip-hop saved the charts
The salient words here are "pop charts".
When push comes to shove, there wasnt much grunge in the charts. For every grunge song, there was at least 13 "Take That" singles above it.
I found MediaPortal dreadful bloatware that hogged system resources so much the PC could not be used for anything else.
For all its faults WMC was by far the best home theatre software for Windows computers.
Not Risk Free Fun
Everyone who climbs Everest is well aware of the high risks; over 1 in every 20 climbers can die in any one year.
I have no sympathy for him, only his family.
"A terrible vision of some distant future in which the BBC filled its schedules with cheap cooking shows and talent contests filled the room"....
"He feared that the BBC go downmarket and start chasing audiences"....
Does he not watch his own channel output?
Data Security still not taken seriously
These data breaches are now pretty routine, but do you hear about any prosecutions for running insecure systems?
Perhaps if the law enforcers took data security seriously then the IT companies would too!
B'ah. That just means its not insured.
Last time I heard, the owner who paid £400 for it, had it up for sale for £22,000
who would not want to see this epic adventure acted by beautiful and handsome americans with their perfect white teeth and bronze Californian tans?
my thoughts exactly.
my thoughts exactly.
A summary of the article is "you can print lots of useful things that you dont need, dont want, have not use for, or dont function properly because they require the purchase of additional parts such as cables which cant be printed"
Re: I agree...
problem solved with one easy download from.... www.classicshell.net
CUT CUT CUT
Half of the output is utter tripe. They could do a basic TV service of news and current affairs for half the current licence fee, say £50 and let the market provide the entertainment .
How many mind numbing game shows and celebrity challenge shows or chat shows do we need?
Having looked at some recent photos online, all i can say, is....... i really hope she can loose a few pounds, find a decent plastic surgeon and loose the frumpy granny look.
Dont worry, the idiotic department names live on through the "BBC Academy" , which is actually "BBC Training" and "BBC People" which is HR or the old Personnel department.
Its no coincidence that articles that i read here first then appear in the dead tree press. Congratulations.
After reading this, I doubt that their nuclear bombs work correctly either.
Hopefully there will be a proper full page printed grovelling apology and hefty fine for this woeful lack of double checking sources.
par for the course
Employees are the biggest security hole in systems. ... Taking a copy of a databases from a previous employers, is par for the course, wherever i have worked. This is mostly for personal reference rather than for flogging off to the highest bidder.
gritted teeth...... And the charger! you definitely need the charger.
Capitalism will be destroyed
Marx was right afterall, Capitalism will destroy itself. Starbucks, Amazon and Google are leading the way. Hats off to them !
Re: Called it > obfuscation
No apology required. The judge states that he does not want Apple humiliated, just to publish the statement.
By putting all this extra nonsense about other courts, the UK courts decision is obfuscated.
I would hope that they made to remove the extra non-sense and have to statement sit on their front page for 12 months rather than 6.
Public sector spending can only be justified where the market fails. This is in rural areas where you cannot get BB at speeds of more than 0.5Mbps not in the centre of Birmingham where 99% of people can get 20Mbps or more.
Used the win8 trial for a couple of weeks and I agree with most of what you say. It seems most odd not to allow (at least) the "Pro" version to stay in "Workstation" mode.
They are really scraping the barrel of ideas.
its been working flawlessly for at least a month..!
why do they keep moving the adult / prn channels. I have to reset the child block each time.
Cannot they stop fiddling with the numbers. Have they got nothing better to do?
look ive got Stephen Mottley 's password! but not in clear text : | L\c4x.\02\d9u\c7\e3f\da\bc\c7\fa,\80~4\9c\a0
cant believe IT pros still being caught out with simple hacking techniques.
nothing much is there. all the email addresses for all the staff at university of manchester is probably on the website anyways.
Re: Have used...
They are a waste of time and fraud and best avoided because :-
1 . The biggest and best insurers are not on comparison sites. ( So you have to enter your data several times any way as per pre-internet days)
2. The cheapest quotes are not cheap; when you click through the price increases.
3. You get harassed by phone calls from India or where ever for days afterward trying to sell you insurance.
Never ever bought anything from one yet.
Re: Thanks dad, but....
Yes but most people's dad is not Bruce willis with 40,000 itunes music files. I would not prejudge Mr Willis's musical tastes, but with 40k tunes, there has got to be some good music in that Library....
Re: Damn right
FWIW. Lovefilm and Netflix are U.S. companies, that pay no tax in the UK and the only jobs you will be creating is middle manager jobs in the US and exploitative ones in their Indian call centres.
If you are worried about creating jobs, then perhaps you should subscribe to SKY. British and at least their call centres are in the UK.
The Lord on Radio 4 this morning, saying that no one needed speeds of 100Mbit and that 2Mbit was all most people needed, sounded much like Bill Gates in the 1980s saying that computers would never need more than 640kb of memory.
Id like to think our (un)elected parliamentarians would have more vision.
Sponsored by the big oil companies no doubt. ..... The end of the world is nigh, I tell you. we are all doomed.
must be slow to roll this out..... as it still works in the home counties as of wednesday morning.
it cannot be a moon ; its not even big enough to host a moon base!
Re: Its worse than that
Laws taking photos on private land and legal stuff on event tickets prohibiting photographs are long established precedents. Got bollocked for taking a picture in Sainsburys car park (not that long ago).
Some laws to protect honest and creative individuals yes, but if there is no system to check work for copyright, then not worth the paper it is written on.
one very careful owner ; perhaps that explains the price
Best £30 I ever spent on a set of floppy disks!
Her Majesty may own both an ipad and ipod. But I really doubt she uses them. Palace PR BS! Cant say my granny is the least be interested in anything Tech.
What is the purpose of the law if no one is prosecuted? For gawds sake, Its happened 992 times. Clearly the law needs enforcing.
A few prosecutions are need to give the message that this behaviour should not be tolerated.
Re: Note to Home Secretary
Yeah, am somewhat confused why this guy was not extradicted; as this seems to be the normal procedure these days.
perhaps it is because Gary was guessing military computer passwords rather than facebook passwords (which according to all accounts are just as weak) . So its a bit more naughty.
"internet TV" button
My Sony smart TV has an "internet TV" button on the remote. Thats quite easy to press.
Although i would say navigating content on the BBC iplayer can be a problem!
The other problem is the bandwidth it consumes. At approx 1Gb per hour watching BBC iplayer HD content it is very hungry and can cost if you are not on an unlimted deal
try yer phone
There is suppose to be an android app for that!!
Apple TV >= iTV.
They will simply just buy the name from the folks at iTV. I believe they have a few quid in the bank.
After a bad experience with an employer not honouring a perk offered verbally in an interview situation, i now tape any job interviews. I think that it is prudent to protect yourself from this nonsenese.
Any employer asking for passwords is a very bad sign. It is probably not worth taking the job.
My problem with the BBC is the shear size of the output, which has ballooned in the last few years. It clearly crowds out the private competitors. There are at least 8 TV stations and 7 national radio stations. This is far too much content to be considered "public service" ; it is every bloody service.
Cut the BBC to the core, half the unaffordable licence fee.