Re: Private Eye always has
64 posts • joined 24 Jul 2012
"Just thinl about the first Gulf War which was started by something we now know was a lie."
What seriously? I never knew that Iraq never invaded Kuwait. It goes to show you learn something new every day!
On a separate note, it's good to know that only the CIA and GCHQ manufacture evil software and that it is beyond impossible that Russian, Chinese or other powers can create software to spy on our nation...all government sponsored malware is created in the West and anyone who says otherwise is a CIA stooge. It is such a relief to know that only our own security services have malicious and evil intent towards us. Was there a garage sale of tin foil hats around here?
HRH had to entertain former members of the IRA who were directly responsible for killing members of her family, so I doubt this oik will prove too much of a handful. The only difference is that Jeremy won't be supporting this one's cause apparently.
Not sure every SME has the resource to employ a full team of software developers straight out of university to reinvent the wheel with slightly rounder spokes hence the market's need for reasonably generic, highly configurable software. Just coding for "what is required" is definitely for smaller applications and not things like ERP systems...or state management of the court system (no, you can't do that in Access). Writing exactly what is needed from scratch when you're not a software company is a risky business...but then again, if the client is big enough and the software house small enough you can pretty much dictate the roadmap of the product...this is just your bog standard implementation fuck up right here.
"A real AI system would have some form of inner voice that questions its decisions and re-evaluates them and learns. It might make mistakes but it would learn from them and perhaps apologise when it buggers up."
The last thing we need is more mechanical apologies. I've heard enough of those on train platforms to last a lifetime.
Whatever she is, she isn't a "toff". I didn't say anything else about her credentials, but the recent fad of calling anyone who doesn't stand behind Comrade Korbyn a "toff" or some kind of establishment shill of Israel is really, really grating.
By "Toff" do you mean someone who has an education? Did you not hear that David Cameron (a "Toff") has not only relinquished control of the Country to someone else, he has actually stepped down as an MP? A quick glance at May's Wikipedia page identifies her as the daughter of a clergyman...hardly a Toff...but don't let the facts get in the way of your spit flecked anti educated individual bile!
Yeah, whether you're interested or not, a tax is a tax...so you'll pay...unless you're Apple, in which case we can come to some kind of arrangement.
Said with no irony. What a piece of chaff.
I know a thoroughly gifted Harvard statistician who is also a devoted Christian. Being exceptionally intelligent and religious are not mutually exclusive, the same goes for being left/right wing. The glib smugness of your inaccurate post makes me cringe. Not religious here by the way.
My guess is he can't afford one.
So what's your point? That they are better than you?
Hum. Odds are, he'll be an investment banker in 4 years time. If he's smart enough. The headmaster is a bit of a sad case though. I don't think he understands the point of education.
Agreed that Edward Snowden has put his ass on the line for free speech...but Bradley Manning? The two cases are in no way comparable. One was done by someone with sense and was targetted, clear and totally justified. The other was done by some flappy soldier who had no regard for anybody's safety and remains a traitor to this day. He didn't deserve the solitude and nakedness and the US looks very bad for that, but he does deserve what's coming to him in the courts.
I know the page has a red top, but am I reading the Morning Star on this commentard thread? What the hell has happened to people since Thatcher died...clearly they weren't alive when the unions were dictating how everyone should live (better everyone in poverty than somebody not)...how civilised!
Back on point...when the hell was everyone entitled to a job for life? I thought this was Umerica...is this a communist country now? Oh sorry, I thought this was Umerica...
If they are genuinely NOT "non-assets" (aka dead wood), then I am sure they will find other jobs...people who deserve jobs normally do.
The positioning is very significant...I would NEVER let Bones stand behind me...
PlusNet is a BT company...don't let them market their way out of that turd of an association.
Wouldn't that be Number 11?
I want more life...fucker.
...but I upvoted that. :)
Wow...a perk of being with BT!
"While working at BT for 7yrs the number of small businesses trying to use a residential BB package for the business was staggering. Any time someone got indignant on the phone with me about losing money blah blah blah, I would remind them it is a residential line and using it for their business was a breach of their T&Cs. "
I know, how dare those ungrateful fuckers demand a service that they have paid for (Internet that doesn't just die suddently because some fat fingered BT engineer [oh sorry 'Open Reach'] got Greggs pasty dirt in the exchange or twisted another copper pair round your connection). The audacity!
I was once a BT customer...never, ever, ever, ever again. Even if they offered free internet. Maybe that's why the company you worked for is such a festering turd/ blot on the technological landscape. Remember those 'indignant' people were paying customers.
God help them if BT express an interest.
"Really?!?! You honesty think that's a good comparison, WOW, swinging wildly and making stuff up is very hard to counter with facts, so I'm not even going to bother."
Is this an answer? So explain to me how hiring expensive accountants to find ways of evading tax law is not the same as murderers hiring expensive lawyers to find ways of evading criminal law? Both are amoral, both know exactly what they are doing (exploiting a system set up in good faith where the law abiding follow, and they manipulate). I can't quite see coherent argument in your attempt at insult.
Of course Reading Your E-Mail...the law is black and white...the government just make these loop holes on purpose. I wish I lived on your planet.
I love you tax avoidance appeasers. Granted, nobody should pay more tax than they owe by law. Amazon avoiding taxis is equivalent to a very rich murderer getting away with it due to a technicality that can only be revealed by a horde of blood sucking parasetical lawyers manuipulating natural lanagage and bending the legalease until they get their vermim off the hook.
It doesn't make it right, it makes it 'legal' in a very loose sense (before the loop hole is plugged and deemed illegal a week later).
I can think of another company that made a loss...Starbucks wasn't it?
...and was it from the balls or the base?
With you until the specious Tory remark.
Totally. All the police do all day is cook up ways to frame nobodies because they hate the public and have nothing better to do. You are so right.
@AC 12:19 You so should not have gone anon. That post needed a helicopters approaching icon right there.
...should have used BBM innit bled.
My lawyers have advised me not to comment on this article.
That is all.
There's this thing that allows you to see advertising, browse shop fronts and do lots of things online, or 'virtually' as some kids call it. It's called the Internet and doesn't involve walking around some bullshit world looking for stuff (using a tool called 'Google' one can find shopfronts and heart's desires immediately).
All I know is a handful of deluded academics, greedy pyramid sellers and PR departments love SL. A really, really good reason to hate it. I think I tried it once...entered 'the world' thought "this is shit", then never went back.
Really? When I want to play pong on my phone, I'll whip it out. For any other actual games I'll stick to my PC (and I am sure that console players will stick to their consoles!).
Research is so fail...nothing useful has ever been based on so called 'research'. I think people should just build things designed on what comes into their massive brains on the spot. To hell with these parrots...I also want instant results. If someone doesn't develop a cure for cancer, or an infinite power source that doesn't affect our environment negatively, then they are a waste of space.
...I did was ditch my Whackberry.
Tacky handset (I went for the Pearl which lacked the only thing that makes the Whackberry in any way bearable, i.e. a QWERTY keyboard).
Cack apps that DO exist
"pull the battery" out mentality to serious system flaws (meaning no wakey, wakey if using it for an alarm clock).
While I would love to spend time organising riots (like dem kids on da BBM though), or bashing my head against the wall as the BB service shuts down again, I will stick with my FAIL of an HTC smart phone. While it's touch screen is crap, it crashes now and then and it's a bit pants, at least it works.
The other day I saw a Whackberry tablet. It had some error message with a retro exclamation mark in triangle (here's one I made earlier) <- and some message about a "host not found". I thought that just about summed Whackberry up. Roll on the end for that failed company,
What they SHOULD have done was plastered the word "BETA" all over it (or even better "ALPHA"). That way when you end up in the middle of a forest on farm tracks (like I did with Google mapping), they can say "Ah ha! But you should have realised it was only in beta/alpha...". Releasing unfinished software to the general population for beta testing is now de jure! Get with the fricking programme!
Only thing that could ever go wrong was if a frozen criminal and a frozen demolition expert cop were to be reanimated as these cars are introduced. Then there would be high jinks and no mistake...
"...and less people will die with self drive vehicles."
Fewer people will die.
Also, Google navigation sent me into the middle of a forest the other day on farm tracks. It was only after zooming in to the max that I saw my destination and where Google had put me had quite a few contour lines between it...I should have realised as the roads went from M to A to B to bridle path...hum.
I had to upvote this because you called channel 5 "decent". I like documentaries about fat people and feeders too! :D
It means you become an international development consultant and make a mint flogging the dead tech (or providing technical assistance) in the developing world!
Ah crap...I forgot to mention that classic pips, squaks, stutters and ear drum blasting shrieks as any traffic passes the window. It sounds like someone having an epileptic fit. I am buggared to remember the last time the analogue signals sound became a muddle of pops and squawks.
My DAB radio is also pretty piss poor. I had to turn to analog Radio 4 the other day because of the contstant popping sounds coming through my radio using DAB. Utter...shit.
It's a cost cutting scam.
I live in the middle of a city...have a good arial, and the number of times my analog signal was lost or needed retuning in my 14 years of living in my own place has been...zero. The number of times I am told (normally by the screen going blank) that I have to retune my wank box, well, I have lost count.
Additionally why do I see other channels mixed together on my digital box...and sometimes hear other channels too? Is it because the tech is wanky but cheaper to run and flog? No benefits to the consumer, what so ever.
"including non-payment of fees, in-fighting, and poor strategy."
Who'd have thunk it? A party based on theft and basing an economy on not paying people for stuff being a useless rabble of turds? OMG!
This read like the Batman line about the accountant trying to blackmail the richest man in the world who goes out and night and kicks the shit out of bad guys.
I would be very wary of having anything to do with this software, let alone putting it near my PC.
I think my Credit Card has rounded edges...hum. I think Mastercard should be suing Apple for infringement...
Yeah, I prefer mob rule by Wikileaks knows best!
Who cares if what they do endangers life and serves only to increase the galaxy size ego of its creator? Everyone deserves to know everything because the world IS black and white like that.
Agreed. I got the same message through my TV today. I have to go...THEY'RE watching.
Who needs Facebook? They'll be an iFace by the end of the year (and obviously a law suit against Facebook for stealing their concept).
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