Is not a backslash when the wind blows yer piss back onto yer trousers in the wind? (when you are pissed and forgot which way the wind was blowing)
60 posts • joined 12 Feb 2012
A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Re: BTWholesale charges line rental 'twice' on day of migration.
And BT staff are better? Having terminated service with both companies in the not too distant past I would say that VM were a pleasure to deal with compared to the lying cheating company that we used to own! I would never have a telephone conversation with BT without recording it!
As somebody who does a bit of volunteering that involves contact with UC I can honestly say that despite hearing the hold music for up to 50 mins the system is pure SHIT! some of the staff are really helpful when you get through to a human. Then there is the assumption that everybody has t'intnet and is literate!
I repeat that the system is feckin shit!
Re: @damien c
Thank you for your "public School Mr Chips" beginning to your post. I don't know what was in your post as I had switched of by then, as I (mistakenly) thought I was in some alternative reality in which Grammar had become the be all and end all. Feel free to use the red pen on grammar as I do not give a shit if you ned to assert your literacy superiority!!
But the starting point is "private is good Public is bad" rather than What is actually needed and accept that sometimes companies put in unsustainably low bids just to get the contract and then try to cut staff costs (exept for the top managers) to a point where it is undeliverable and then who picks up the bill? think stagecoach and virgin in the railway setting or carillion!
Re: 200W ???!!!
Quite a lot of the heavy end of teh battery pack market at the more extreme end use 3 or more 18650 batteries which can deliver over 200 watts. Me I am quite happy with my vape that uses one battery and allows me to vape mouth to lung which is similar to fags, whilst the sub ohm beasts tend to be direct to lung jobbies. It is now 4 yrs 10 months and 21 days since I had a fag and the better half and the sprogs will most probably say it is the best thing I have ever done to give up the fags...Oh and unlike the opinionated anonymous twat above I do not have to hide behind facelessness.
Re: Red tape is socialist
JEEZ, Is this a post from a reconstituted Senator McCarthy? Red tape is communist but it is OK for a bunch of immoral bankers to screw over ordinary people is OK or chemical companies to poison people or car manufacturers to kill people with badly designed cars.
Perhaps the anonymous coward should grow a set of balls and buy a dictionary and find out what socialism actually is rather than copy and paste from Pai's arse cheeks.
What the fuck has our Train Station got to do with your hatred of the previous US President? For your information Scotland is not part of the US and although the Orange One has a golf course in Scotland he is not the most popular figure there so why don't you fuck off with your sad bitter post and return to breitbart!
In my (very limited) understanding the use of loans between the various "separate" companies means that the parasites have first call on whatever assets there are left in the "group" but of course that might be pure shyte and the parasites are really just interested in maintaining the pensions and welfare of the staff! I think I just saw a pig flying by.
Re: Not IT related, but on topic ...
Approx 42 years ago the smug assistant manager of the small clothing factory that I worked at thought he would be clever; he sent me to the ironmongers where his (only) mate worked to ask for a long weight! I was a bit sharper than him and worked out what was going to happen......So I went home. When I got into work the next morning the Manager asked where was I the previous afternoon? I smiled and replied that the long wait that the assistant manager sent me to get lasted until home time. He never tried taking the piss again!
Re: @d3vy What are customers moaning about?
Yep ! When I was with Virgin I regularly said to them every year "why do I have to have a phone line from you that I will not use...ever" and was consistently told that my package would be cheaper if I had a phone line in the package! Net result a phone line that was used precisely nil times in ten odd years. (had previously been bitten by an NTL phone bill in the hundreds and vowed never to use a cable phone again)
You talk about his being middle class and white yet you are happy for him to be sent to a Country in which the legal system is totally dependant on how rich somebody is. Most court appearances are settled by plea bargaining because the public defenders are over run, yet if you have the resources to fund a trial and employ an expensive lawyer you will receive much better "justice".
If you call our Young Offenders Institutions holiday camps I wonder how much experience you have of them?
The offence was committed here and as such he should be subject to the British legal system
Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov
The People.......My Arse!
"We won, and we the people now rule. Get used to it"
If you think that the people now rule You have an interesting perception of the world. I do not see many ""the people" in the cabinet but many bankers and billionaires who I would not describe as the People! Perhaps the pres is going to return manufacturing jobs to the USA by starting with all of the trump clothing manufacturing in Mexico....or is it different for him?
Perhaps he will have a little gate that he can slip them through!
Re: Aspergers when it suits
"I can't see why spending time in a 3 * 4m cell in the US or the UK would reduce the risk of suicide, I can't imagine that either would be very happy situations."
So you are unable to picture a British Person totally isolated from his family as being more likely to attempt suicide than one who was able to see his family regularly in a British Jail! A very Binary way to look at the situation. But then again you are able to post anonymously which no doubt was also a binary decision....are you accountable or just hiding behind the anonymous coward posting?
The offence was committed in Britain and should be tried in Britain. Do you honestly believe that there is any justice over the pond ? (unless you are loaded)
"Despite my many enquiries, no phone company is willing to provide me with a 4G upgrade without raising my monthly bill from "affordable" to "insanity" in a single jump."
Funny that he was so unsuccessful when he contacted the phone companies. I contacted Vodafone when I bought a new 4g phone and reduced my monthly payments by £11 a month, my data allowance was increased to 6Gb and I also got a spotify subscription that would normally cost £10 pcm.
Lazy journalism methinks
Surely "capitalism" = "people" should read ""capitalism" = " some people"" as not everybody has the resources to Invest funds to create goods and services that build the capital value that is the foundation of the system" . Most of the people who actually invest their work do not benefit from the building of the capital value. Therefore Capitalism does not equal "people" but rather a small select band of people who benefit from the work efforts of others.
with you there
With you all the way. Why protest when you could meekly accept multi national corporations riding roughshod over living conditions. People soon whinge when it affects them personally, but are quick to cheaply denigrate the French workers who stand up for themselves.Perhaps it is the French idea of community that is so upsetting to so many as in the UK we are encouraged to race for the bottom!
I am pleased that you were able to stop smoking instantly. However; you are falling into an age old trap that just because you were able to do something then everybody else should be able to as well. Unfortunately the world is not that simple and you are judging others by stating "If you can't do this then you don't want it enough" .
I have tried the cold turkey approach in the past on three occasions and it did not work. On the last day of June last year I had my last fag and have not had even so much as a drag since then. I smoked for approximately forty years and at much higher levels than you. I now use a vaping machine and have no set target as to when or if I am going to wean myself of it
One difference is that I do not think that ecigs are the answer for all smokers, but that for many they work! and for that reason I am very keen to see that they are not medicalised by big business or regulated by the state.
My missus would say it is the best thing that I have done in years ;-)
Re: no sane person would want anyone like that to have any claim to represent them
It seems that al of the folk who down voted this post are happy for workers to be killed by unscrupulous bosses. It is funny how lots of peeps never find out the benefits of being in a union when the shit hits the fan as they will be on their own.
I seem to remember a big article on the reg a few weeks ago talking about TUPE and how it gave some level of protection when work and people get sold off to other companies...Do peeps think that they were introduced by those nice bosses who were just interested in the welfare of their workers?