Re: to be that guy
Yep...just one more P.T. Barnum moment at Kick-in-the-ass.
752 posts • joined 11 Jan 2012
Or how many times have I seen a family...mother, father, and x number of offspring sitting around a restaurant table, each with some sort of electronic device in their hands, their heads bowed, pecking away at the screen...and no one is talking to anyone else at the table. What a wonderful world this has become.
The dumbing down of society continues.
@ Mark York 3...WTF?
"Alarm goes off, hand emerges from the duvet then gropes finds the bedside remote control, get up 5 minutes later & make the tea. This is especially important when its -30C outside the house."
You know...moving the kettle INSIDE your house, and off of the porch, in the Winter might be a good solution. Chances are the temperature inside your house isn't -30C.
"No disciplinary action was taken against any of the counter corruption bobbies, although two officers were reportedly "given 'words of advice' about slipshod paperwork.""
Imagine that. The lousy Pigs who pulled this stunt off have had no repercussions from their superiors. And that boys and girls is exactly I rank cops one place higher than Pond Scum in the chain of evolution...but two places higher than politicians.
With the ..."City Safety" system, which scans the road ahead for animals and pedestrians using a radar sensor and hi-res camera, automatically hitting the brakes if necessary."...I wonder if throwing something of medium size across and in the path of one of these Volvos, would cause it to suddenly apply its brakes and come to a stop. Now wouldn't THAT be great sport!!
"It's not like the current government have done anything they said they wouldn't or not done things they said they would."
Sure glad this sort of thing doesn't happen on the left side of the pond. We have solid, honest, politicians who always hold true to their campaign promises.
Excuse me a moment...what's that Nurse? Time to take my meds? OK...be right there.
So as I was saying, too bad that the pols in Blighty aren't as upstanding as they are in the good old US of A.
I did some "at home" work about 10 years for the CEO of a huge multi-billion dollar corporation (he was the brother of a friend)...ONCE...who felt that computers were a complete waste of time and money...although they had made him obscenely wealthy. He was a complete arse.
Oh yes...and this multi-national corporation's Accounting software was running on a Windows 3.1.1 box...and probably still is.
It's simply the typical...and usual...way of doing business in the corporate world.
1.) Move up the corporate ladder until you reach the top.
2.) Fuck things up so bad that the stock price tanks, and large numbers of employees are made redundant.
3.) Get your sorry ass "thrown out" by the Board of Directors...with an obscenely fat Golden Parachute.
4.) Wait a few months...then because you are now a former CEO...get hired by another large corporation...then rinse & repeat...over...and over again.
"An officer was able to use their personal account in an effort to locate the driver. The officer was able to find the driver based observations and landmarks from the streaming video. At this time, she was driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla with a flat left front tire."
"...but is a nation sovereign if the USA can just waltz in and arrest anyone they please?
Hey numbnuts...can you read?
It says "... arrested by US law enforcement partners in Spain during 2013 when attempting to board a flight back to Russia, and subsequently extradited to the US. NOT US law enforcement directly.
In a country where 665 million people have no indoor plumbing, and are subject to all sorts of disease as a result? You think this is a good thing? Seriously?
"India's economy may be booming, but 665 million people in the world's second-largest nation have no access to indoor plumbing—not only an inconvenience, but a health hazard that leads to diarrhea, typhoid, and malaria."
"Linux won the day as the more secure alternative to Windows, but now its popularity has made it vulnerable, according to Akamai."
"Malware that has hijacked Linux systems for the past year has been recorded flooding targeted websites at speeds of over 150Gbps."
"The key takeaway, however, is that attackers aren't only using Windows these days to build botnets - and Akamai warns that this particular example is just part of a wider trend that may have been made possible because Linux was seen as more secure than Windows, causing companies to adopt Linux. So today there are enough Linux systems to make it worthwhile to pick low-hanging Linux fruit, namely poorly configured systems."
That's it kid...keep your Linux head in the sand...loser.
"Who in their right mind would vote for someone who got caught spying on their own employees."
I know several people who think she was a fantastic CEO, and would make an even better President. They are obviously not on my Christmas Card list.
And Apple does the very same thing.
"Elementary schools in Richmond and San Jose are among the 114 schools nationwide getting Apple computers.
The education grants will supply iPads and Macs as part of Apple's push to bring technology to low-income students, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.
Stege Elementary in Richmond and Santee Elementary in San Jose are two of the recipients.
The schools are getting iPads for all students, teachers and administrators as well as Macs for staff employees and an Apple TV for each classroom.
The grants are part of a $100 million pledge Apple has made to President Barack Obama's ConnectED initiative."
Back under your bridge Sparky.
Oh how right you are. And the current clown running the place...sad to admit I voted for him...but only the first time...ran his first campaign on a platform of "Change". Change? What fucking "change"?
The only thing that has changed are the monograms on the Tea Towels in the White House. Other than that, very little has changed. As a matter of fact...it has gotten WORSE under the current Regime...not better.
... if their board of directors had their personal and financial details stolen."
First...the Board would all be fired.
Second...the Board would all leave with large 7 figure severance packages.
Third...the Board members would all pop up at other organizations within a year or so with 7 figure compensation packages.
Fourth...rinse & repeat.
"The phone landed ~50 miles away from the launch point, from what I recall. It's a really far distance considering there's hardly any roads over there!".
What does the fact that the phone...sent up by a balloon...and landed ~50 miles away...have anything to do with "... there's hardly any roads over there!"?
"How is it that they do not understand that they are on their way to destroying that which they claim they wish to defend?"
Very simple. Arrogance and avarice. All "great civilizations" have fallen, and the likelihood of this one following suit is just a matter of time.
"Lessig announced his conditional candidacy, and a platform to take money out of US politics, in early August."
"Law professor and internet luminary Lawrence Lessig will run for the US Presidency after hitting his US$1million crowdfunding goal."
So he is going to run on a platform to "take money out of US politics...yet at the same time he "...stumped up US$1million in a crowdfunding campaign."
What am I missing here?
...in the great state of Pennsylvania...one can start out in Blue Ball...drive for about 15 minutes...enter Intercourse...then end your journey in Smoketown 7 minutes later...feeling very satisfied.
However...to reach the three towns in Pennsylvania named Climax...one must be willing to put several hours into the effort. They are not easy to reach from Intercourse...but when is it ever...at least for her?
Mine's the one with the NSFW map book in the pocket.
@djstardust "I had Vaio laptops for many years and they were all excellent."
Really? Let me tell you a little story about Sony & Vaio computers.
I had a friend many years ago who was a personal assistant to Howard Stringer for a very long time. Long before he was Sir Howard Stringer, and going back to his days with CBS. Every time Stringer moved around the corporate world, she was taken with him. Well except when he had to move to Japan. That's when she tendered her resignation.
When he first went to work at Sony, I got a telephone call one day from my friend asking me if I could recommend a laptop computer for her. I said to her "But you work for Sony, and Sony makes laptop computers. Why not get one of theirs? I'm sure Howard could get you a fairly good discount." :-)
Her reply to me was "No one who works here at Sony uses Sony computers. They are lousy computers, and the Tech Support is non-existent." I almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard. Told her that my recommendation was an IBM ThinkPad...she bought one...and was very happy.
"Getting nearly $5 million in contractually-obliged pay in such circumstances of company impoverishment suggests the contract Ts&Cs were written by feckless individuals on the board. The same mistake is unlikely for the newbie that Imation is currently seeking."
It is one giant Merry-Go-Round in business. Especially here in the Good Old USofA.
Fuckup one business as CEO...get shown the door with millions in hand...get hired somewhere else..."rinse and repeat"...over and over again.
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