Slightly disappointed it's not a mk1 from 1993...
93 posts • joined 12 Oct 2012
All together now...
[singing] The bits they came in 1 by 1, hurrah, hurrah!
Oops, I withdrew my original message when I realised it was related to the UK, even though the Twitter feeds shown were mostly of the US bank. Also, are they actually "Nationwide Banking Group"? I thought they were very much a Building Society...
Oh, you will know; you'll just know.
Never mind the health monitoring; if this can correctly attribute the blame to which of my kids uses up all the toilet paper, then sign me up.
Is "cool" even cool?
I thought things were "book" for a short while, but are now more commonly "sick"? Or is "sick" the new "wicked"? Is it still cool to say "cool"?
I daresay I will find out soon enough as the wretchlings get a bit older. Laters...
Telephone exchange operator?
I may be pedantic, but I'm not sure this actually uses the internet at all?
Re: not to mischaracterize PayPal as a payment method?
...and yet it goes on to say "you agree to treat PayPal’s payment mark at least at par with other payment methods offered.”
So by my reading, in one paragraph they seem to be saying they both are and aren't a payment method.
Re: TSB and Halfix too
Lloyds Banking Group includes Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands, so I'd expect all to be affected. Although TSB was spun out as a separate entity, it still shares a lot of the same systems.
It's an advance on those old punched space-cards.
"It said BT’s main faults were due to service and provision issues; issues with billing, pricing and charges; and complaint handling."
So... that's basically everything?
Or as ze French say: "I zinc, zerefore I am". Sorry, coat, etc.
Another Pathetic Intervention?
Re: Automated Interface
Give me a piece of paper and a flow chart stencil.
Perhaps they figure that if you've applied for VR, then you're bound to leave anyway and they won't have to pay you off...
Oldfield's Old Fields
A property developer tries to force through a planning application for a new housing estate on green belt land, while Mike Oldfield writes letters of objection and organises a village protest.
> "do ping us an email."
No, no and no!
Never mind Go; I'll be really impressed when a computer can play Mornington Crescent.
I remember once foolishly choosing the variable name "TotalCount" - and would constantly mistype with profanity...
"Were there video available"
And didn't MC Hammer have his own search engine or something at one point?
Erm, and the captions were...?
"Clearly there is a lot more we can and will do going forward."
Which also means there was a lot more you could and should have done previously.
Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?
I received an email yesterday which was basically the same as this article, although it also included the following:
"However, none of the domain names that are registered to you were featured on the list that was accessed".
So perhaps there is a different communication for people whose domains were on the list?
"Virgin Media takes an optimistic view of the capacity of the market to deliver universal coverage."
Oh? Then how have I managed to miss seeing all those Virgin vans installing cable up-and-down the country?
Re: "Zuli can tell if you are near it" ?
For some of us, automatically turning the light off when we come out of the shower naked would be of greater benefit.
Re: Perhaps time for a change of format?
I like Playmobil and I like Lego, but which is better? There's only one way to find out: FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!
Amen to that, brother!
Don't blame him
If I'd had to spend time with my family since 2011, I'd be desperate to go back to work too.
Certainly an interesting start, and I'm sure there are niche use cases. Perhaps surgery where the surgeon could perhaps zoom in on a camera feed, or move around 3D scans, etc, without having to touch anything?
Re: Smurf characters
As far as my wife's concerned, yes, that's what happened.
Private perusal of pornography is perfectly permissible
Although "Private perusal of pornography is perfectly permissible" doesn't *quite* fit, I've now got "I am the very model of a modern Major General" going round in my head. I'm sure with a couple of tweaks a workable verse could be got out of it.
For anyone who is confused by this, a smidge is therefore 900 micrograpefruits, or 1.9 milliwalnuts http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html
Surely a pin on a stick is all you need for a reasonably controlled descent?
"Opinions were canvassed through direct email to people whose Oyster cards showed they used the area, [...] Only 30 per cent of respondents were motorists while 79 per cent were tube users."
You don't say? Seems like this survey was incomplete. In fact, I would say it was only semi-conducted.
Maybe that's why they called the fire department and not an ambulance?
And don't forget Neonicotinoid pesticides...
Break vs. brake
"...you will be able to stop in time regardless of how quickly the car in front breaks."
...and if that's my Alfa, it often breaks suddenly and without warning.
I find this fascinating. What if someone (a member of the public) gained entrance and forcibly removed him? Presumably Assange could then be arrested - or would that be considered invalid? And what about the "kidnapper"? Since he's back outside the embassy, would Ecauador have to charge him and request extradition from the UK? Would he be liable for any charge in the UK?
Where does this £10m cost supposedly come from?
Actually, aside from being aged 75+, there are a couple of other exemptions/discounts for the blind and people in residential care https://www.gov.uk/free-discount-tv-licence.
The thing that I don't understand now, is that you can watch iPlayer or live streaming without a licence. Not *legally*, but it just asks you if you have one and you say "yeah, sure, whatever". I wonder if any research has been done into the number of people watching like this without a licence? Wouldn't it help the revenues to have to login to the site with a valid TV licence code? (Obviously various controls to limit abuse, etc, etc).
I think we need Stephen Fry to explain it, that's what.
They're obviously worried enough about Li-ion batteries to wear safety glasses when talking to the camera.