Should have sent the tardigrades
They should have sent some tardigrades up there.
And why are they trying to grow cotton? Don't they know that's what has drained the Aral Sea?
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Hmm, what do all these horror stories suggest?
Is it that users, who are often not technical and only use the mail system as part of their daily job, are stupid, and should know better?
Or could you argue that software is not user friendly enough? If this is known behaviour that happens so often, is it not the responsibility of the software companies to provide software that makes it easy and intuitive for none technical people to use?
We can all laugh at stupid users, but is the stupid software not to blame?
Which we could have had anyway.
That's exactly my point. The fuckwits are too stupid to know. I bet they couldn't even spell EU, let alone tell you anything about what it is.
When I asked my father why he voted leave his response, after some thought, was 'we won the war'!!
Funny that so many of those that voted leave -- so we can make our country great again -- are retired and so won't actually be doing any entrepreneur-ing.
that the initial impact of no deal Brexit will be as devastating as...
That's probably going to be true. And the reason -- we will become a vassal state.
Yes we will be allowed to diverge from the EU, so we will be able to have blue passports. In other words, were we can diverge it will make no damned difference (but it will keep the brexitering muppets happy).
Our future is likely to be either remain (the best option) or vassal state (ie still be told what to do but have walked out of the room where we could have had a say -- because that will make the UK's fucking retards happy).
The real thing these fuckwits want to happen -- no deal -- won't, because the politicians are smart enough to know that down that road there is a hell of a lot of shit, and the fans are very big. They know that the electorate are never wrong and will simply point their fingers of blame back at the politicians.
Where is that twat Cameron when you want to punch him in the face?
Your I find it more humorous when people post, "that's why I'm running Linux" while using Chrome may be fair. But I refuse to use Chrome. And when I use Firefox I always make sure it deletes ALL cookies on exit, and I exit at least once per day.
But the other day I had to buy a new shower from Trition showers, or whatever they are called. I couldn't buy it until I'd proved I was a human. In other words, I'd asked permission from Google to buy the damned thing.
Cunts. That's the word I would use.
Have I understood this correctly. When I buy a new laptop I'm forced to have the Windows shit on it. Now you are saying I may be forced to pay a monthly Microsoft tax as well?
Time to go to Linux. I went there more than 10 years ago; the few times I've been forced to use MS it has been, frankly, awful. But if you really do think Microsoft is good then you deserve all you get.
 You must have already had the labotomy.
I have one of those -- and what I pile of shite it is. The phone bit is good, the other stuff is shite. I had an Android phone previous to that. That let me put in an SD card. I had gigs of mp3 and one or two videos and lots of pictures. There is no SD slot in the iPhone.
I thought I'd use the bluetooth to start moving these files across. But the bluetooth is either broken or deliberately disabled. I can't get anything on or off the phone. Apparently I can use some Apple software to do that. Fuck off. I want my data to be movable at home, and not have to go through some Apple gateway to control what I can put on or take off.
I took a picture and tried to email it to me. That failed.
Jesus -- I've never come across anything as useless (apart from the phone feature). It is utter crap. The phone is for work, so I'll be buying an Android phone (as long as I can root it) then I can have control over what I use MY device for.
My experience of the NHS is that it is still strongly focussed at old people, those who don't have, or have no knowledge of how to use, a computer. Everyone gets appointments by letter, and it is difficult to interact via modern technology as the tools are often not there.
My GP's service is now partly digital, and that's a good thing. I can go online and book a doctor's appointment, but I still can't book a nurse appointment without using the telephone, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting and... oh hello, yes, I'd like to book an appointment please. (I thought being on hold was something I left in the 80s, but now as I get older I'm being dragged back into the past as I interact more with the NHS.)
I will probably have to wait another 20 years before all the computer illiterate folk die off and we can finally move to a better more modern system.
Unlike others here I don't blame the politicians, I blame the voters -- they are the real twats that force the politicians to do stupid things. If we didn't have voters the politicians could actually be allowed to do a good job.
Yes indeed. Tell your browser to delete ALL cookies when you close it. Then close it NOW.
Ok, back again after opening it? That wasn't too bad, was it. And now all those connections are with NEW cookies, so less tracking. Of course, you could have rebooted your router so you got a different IP address. That just helps to make the analytics that little bit more complex.
None of this is foolproof. But you can remain the 0.1% who are doing something extra to protect themselves.
 0.1% of a very BIG number is still a BIG number.
Well if the UK totally cock up Brexit it will hurt Ireland, so any extra money they can get will be good. Good luck to them.
After all, haven't we here been saying these naughty US tech companies need to pay more in tax? Clever lot, those europeans!
 Guaranteed to earn multiple downvotes from Brexiters. Hey ho. :-)
It starts: "Catherine kindly asked me which ABBA song I would want to accompany my dance to the platform. “Waterloo” would be the obvious choice, I think."
Read it and learn a lot.
Indeed. I use Open Office because Libre Office does not handle cell formatting correctly in some situations. So if I have a cell linked to another and change its default formatting to match the other, it would not keep it; either every time I saved or when I changed the original cell (I can't remember which).
It was just such a pain in the arse that I chose to go back to Open Office -- it was easier to work with and meant I didn't have to keep trying to debug or find workarounds (such as save in XLS rather than ODT -- FFS!!).
But I'd certainly go back to Libre Office if it worked.
Well apart from structural uses, it is also important in making hormones:
On a different point, this animal is 500m years old, but that's still only 1/8th of the age of the earth. So it's quite a recent occurrence. Which makes me think was God around then? Or was God around when the dinosaurs were here? Or did he only bother to turn up 2000 years ago? In which case he's a very recent occurrence.
A beer to all who found this animal.
Surely, once some new work has been created and paid for that is it. If I create a table and then sell it, I don't a fee for everytime someone sits down and uses it. Why should it be different for content? When an artist paints a picture, he may be able to sell it -- he gets paid and that is the end of it.
When and artist can create a digital item that can be copied at no cost, he seems to think it is a cash cow. The work is done, and now I can sell it time after time after time.
How is that justified?
I know they do it because they can, but that doesn't make it right.
Bollocks. Universal Credit is not about streamlining and simplifying the benefits system. It is purely about cutting costs. We give money to people who don't have any, and that's bad -- they are the undeserving poor. So we have to give them less (to force them to work).
On the other hand we give more money, every year (triple lock) to the old twats -- that's because they vote (Tory, mainly).
It is nothing about having a working system. But it is everything about political ideology.
This includes development of capabilities to prevent uploading of illicit content, to carry out "urgent and immediate" takedowns, and more investment in human and automated detection capabilities.
Major firms should also set industry statements and help smaller firms deploy these capabilities on their own platforms.
These are not the same bozos who think Brexit will be wonderful, are they? They are using the same delusional language.
Schools (which are paid by the government) are also facilitating this by teaching everyone how to use MS Office and providing copies of MS Office at an extremely reduced price.
Surely the schools can be incentivised to allow their staff and pupils to explore alternatives by giving them bonus payments when they teach their kids how to use alternative products. Indeed why not make interoperability a condition of the contract with M$?
Change the curriculum to measure how well the kids know how to use different products, and crucially how to make sure they understand that different products can work together.
The government has the money which M$ wants. Make them work for it, and if they won't, tell 'em to fuck off.
It's not rocket science; you just have to have the mindset that M$ are a supplier that are trying to shaft you, so work out how you can shaft them back. At the end of the day you have the money, so you can always put yourself on the winning side. (Unless you choose to roll over either because you are thick or are receiving thick brown envelopes.)
But that's the point. The plans were NOT on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet... They WERE on display wide in the open, with people megaphoning that something was going to happen.
It took less than five seconds to find this:
You mean the rest of the world is catching up. The Internet and Globalisation, a force for good. Alas if your skills are being undercut by someone else who is also remote you must retrain.
Just think 10 years from now how much different the world will be. Look especially at India -- 2030. Or Malaysia. Turkey, lots of places. I think we are living through an amazing time.
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