Re: The sign of a dying company
1389 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
I'm no expert, but I keep hearing about the card owners being reimbursed immediately if the card issuer detects fraud - it's one of the major selling point after all. So aren't we really talking about the banks chasing this money, not Joe Public?
I fucking do. The only drives over the last 10 years to consistently go fubar on me were *all* barracuda. Its at the point now if I even see one in a server I advise it get swapped. OK, OK, I know the tech today *must* be better - right? But even seeing the name makes me shudder.
These numbers are peanuts compared to the $26bn they are about to buy Linked In with, trash, then give away in a firesale in a few years time.
The extra time polishing Android Desktop will be really handy.
Oh, and good luck with that 2020 date once its out.
Same happened to Skype.
It's happening to Linked In right now, too.
Gosh, it's also a time machine.
Since we're talking about ignoring the democratic will of the people, we must apply this new rule to the last general election, in which case none of them are MP's any more.
They could start introducing new features that you only get if you subscribe.
Like removing the ads the free users will be bombarded with at OS level, like even before you log in etc.
I'd go for BSE - Blue Screen of Extortion.
"You can choose to upgrade directly from the notification, dismiss the notification permanently, or choose to be reminded later."
"...Or sue us. Go on, we won't fight back - we know we fucked up. It's easy now in the small claims court because precedent has been set. You'll get $10k, which will easily sort you out with a much better Linux based system or a Mac, and then we'll be out of your face forever."
@AC A sentiment felt by many.
I've cut 'n' pasted that for you one more time here, so it'll be easier to find for next time.
I thought I was the only one that applied to - cheers!
On the other hand, if you work for one of these councils the pay is so crap your time is effectively worthless, so whatever bungs you can get really do count.
How do you upvote an entire article?
If microsoft vote for it, you know its a shit idea.
Turns out he's such a wanker someone on the actual boat he told the struggling fishermen to fuck off from has changed from voting in to out! Way to go asshole, why couldn't you have been more prominent from the start?
The Ethiopeans certainly love Geldof.
I asked Bob Keating, a superb young investigative reporter who had just started working with us, to look into this for a story. The assignment was simple — all this money had been raised, where was it going, was it actually doing good?
He discovered it was not doing good, but, horrifically, unimaginably, the exact opposite. The Ethiopian dictator, Mengistu, until then deadlocked in the war, was using the money the west gave him to buy sophisticated weapons from the Russians, and was now able to efficiently and viciously crush the opposition. Ethiopia, then the third poorest country in the world, suddenly had the largest, best equipped army on the African continent.
I didn't make it up! Galaxy S7, Google Maps, sat nav mode, default female voice, US locale. Clearly pronounced as the two separate words. Around Christmas thinking about it.
It's just so good I wish I was smart enough to make that one up.
Driving through Lancashire recently the Sat Nav merrily proclaimed in an American accent to head for Clit Hero. Gosh, that place sounds fun - shame I'm a bloke and couldn't find it. My mate reckons its somewhere near the middle of Scunthorpe, but he's no expert either.
This is but one small step away from the Tesco App not running unless you have a Tesco SIM in your handset.
RIP man - you made a huge difference.
What's the difference between "understanding" and "instinctively reacting due to evolutionary survival mutations"?
Yes, facts please. Like the fact the IPCC found that the police officer who tasered a blind pensioner in the back whilst walking away from him was NOT incompetent, and can now distinguish such individuals from young maniacs with Samurai swords.
It's 2013. A silence descends. The door at the far end of the bare bones-empty warehouse opens. The four figures in their equidistant chairs remain perfectly still as a figure enters through. It is a man. An outsourcery man. He stops a few feet in front of them - a crazy mismatched assortment comprising of a grizzled Scottish pensioner with dyed hair and a permanent scowl, a ten foot toff with his nose skywards and a couple more wannabees. Pointedly, an empty chair is directly in front of him, in line with the others seated.
(Nervous cough) "Hello Dragons. My name is Piers, and I'm here today to offer 0% return on a £20m investment. My plan is to fill that chair there by conning you and the TV producers into thinking I have some credibility. My USP is that I'll choose the latest thing in tech which none of you know anything about, but is getting super hyped so you'll appear to be cool and down with the kids by association. The beauty is you and the TV people don't need to know anything technical because I've been practicing my straight face routine with Vodafone for years - I know I can surely pull it off in front of the cameras. Ratings will soar because the audience will see how progressive you are in keeping up with the times - all the old money like hotels from Jock here brings was looking a bit dated. Just jump on the bandwaggon with Piers, and it'll all work out right in the end."
(Fill in the rest yourselves...)
@Tin99 Yeah! I'm quite proud of the fall '93 Yggdrasil CD I can see on a shelf as I write this. Last time I popped it in for a shufties it had the pre 1.0 Linux alpha binaries on.
I remember when I got it at the time thinking '94 will be the year of Linux on the desktop.
Alright, for the nit pickers, s/Linux/Obvious Unix derivative Apple gave their usual rounded corners treatment to
The entire mobile market has slipped through their fingers in front of their eyes.
It was within their power to do exactly what Google did - revamp a java UI layer on top of a Linux kernel. They didn't even need any hardware. The difference was, they had a massive head start with JavaME - all it needed was a modern makeover and they are done. Had the done this, ownership of java as well would have killed Android, in the form it took, stone dead. Boy, they must be pissed at this. Even the iPhone is basically just a custom UI layer on Linux, although there's no java involved. Trying to salvage something after the horse has bolted via the courts is just pathetic, and the whole industry can see this.
The fact the judge is having none of their whining is just causing them more pain. See icon.
When Android Desktop will be in full flow.
The icon says all.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Have an upvote.
5 Get a high court super injunction
The problem with that though is it's just like a candle in the wind - it's no sacrifice on todays internet where sorry seems to be the hardest word.
At these prices it looks like I'll need a new spambucket email address.
It's 2016 and there are people *really* using windows as a server? Wow. Does Clippy set up the accounts for them?
Tuttity fucking tut.