Meanwhile Macron ...
is making swimming lessons compulsory so that all the young unemployed can swim to Dublin for the jobs.
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across someone's forehead advertising the product.
No link handy but some years back The Reg had an article with some dumb redneck, probably quite impoversished too, taking them up on the offer, to be paid $100,000 if they had the radio stations logo and frequency tattooed on their forehead. Doing so and not getting the payout, going to court and losing*. Because "advertising" by itself is a "puff" and not meant to be taken seriously.
To add insult to injury (self inflicted mind) the radio station changed it's name and frequency shortly afterwards.
*tbf if i were a Judge i'd have ruled in his favour.
Unless you are a delivery driver ( and i assume not) you have my sympathies ( and they're a rare, very rare thing).
Once a month is my limit.
tbf, it's quite an accomplished and well designed campaign. Nothing new, back in the good old days many a business offered a small prize for the public using their creative minds in submitting a multitude of free slogans, some good some crap but usually a winner is in there.
Have a look on youtube for clips of a Rolling Stones tour wherein at each gig a guest singer appears on stage and joins in to sing, presumably live, a song or two.
The one who can't sing and sounds utterly dreadful is the aforementioned Ms Swift.
Fortunately, i've not been exposed to any other work of hers to know whether or not that is usually the case.
Despite that, or maybe because of it, she has been and is very successful (by some measure) a la Ed Sheeran.
Indeed. Shame it wasn't around from say 1997, when it could have advertantly (is that permissible, if not, then deliberately) blocked one of Blairs biggest lies.
Equally, it could be applied to any number of historical events.
Perhaps why it shouldn't be applied to any future events.
Hacker 1 : We should maybe target the NHS, plenty of private details in there.
Hacker 2 : Hell yeah, why don't we send them a FoI request and see which ones may have poor security.
Hacker 1 : Good Idea. Hey there's a few here who don't employ anyone or even bother to spend money on IT security. Let's target them first.
Hacker 2 : Yeah, we'll do it Friday afternoon when no-ones about.
re stack of six LP's.
Yeah, my dad had one of the "Radiograms" that did that. Initially impressive.
Until you realise that each LP slips a little on the one below, not only sounding poor but also damaging the grooves.
Even worse with 7" singles.
Edit : Turned out the ex Mrs was much better at handling 7" singles, and the rest , who'da guessed eh?
I hope every thing goes well for the Chinese and their mission(s).
But if no-one else can see the far side, how would we know if their lander simply crashed and they subsequently put out the pretence of regular communications "from the surface", which were actually created in a studio in Sichaun?
Yep, space is hugely big all right.
From the article, I was doing well with the 18bn km ( i can visualise that, yeah) in 40+ years.
Them, whammo, 300 more years to get to the start of the Ooort Cloud and 30,000 years to get to the other side. Ridiculous, even if it is the proverbial peanuts v the universe.
You'll be telling me next that even if it could be speeded up and fly indefinitely, that it would never reach the edge of the universe.
Can you imagine though that it did, peered over the edge and radioed back what it found?
re Cue, not queue.
One of the things i like about the comments section of The Register is the wide range of comments made from people around the world. Many of whom do not have English as their mother tongue, though of which many have a much better grasp/use of the English language and grammar than i have.
The last time i read "Right on queue" was on Twitter from a young woman who also proudly posted her "First Class Degree" certificate, in English Language, from Sheffield Hallam University (formerly known as Sheffield Polytechnic - when i was there, lol). Hardly a typo is it.
Not bad for £40,000 debt eh?
Edited to add in *in English Language*.
For your (and colleagues) actions on this matter including seizure and publication. Well done.
Now, if you would just be so kind as to arrange for absolutely FULL and TOTAL* disclosure of all matters relating to UK parliamentary expenses, house "flipping" and such like, everyone, not just those successfully prosecuted for it, so that you and colleagues can also be reviewed by various externalities, then i would be ever so obliged. Thank you in advance.
What's that? You couldn't possibly do that? Why ever not?
* with one exception. I don't really wish to know the actual title of the pornographic material claimed on expenses, in the full performance of her parliamentary duties, made by a former Home Secretary.
Not only footballers but many television "personalities" or "talent" may be involved. If CA is to believed, and i don't see why not, her employer, the BBC DEMANDED that she start up such a scheme.
Around the time that Glasgow Rangers got into severe financial difficulties , the BBC also reported that their own investigations revealed that of 54,000 people they "remunerate" some 24,000 of them were on such schemes.
Tbh, the article doesn't say what "the loan charge" is and how it adversely and retrospectively affects those involved. It would've helped me had it said so, or a link.
Edit : I too have little sympathy for people caught out by this, they made a choice to maximise their own income. Which has backfired.
Very similar to those who took on endowment mortgages, many bragging that they'll "make" £200,000 profit/windfall when it matures and yet now want the taxpayer to pick up the shortfalls that are appearing/will soon appear.
Like fuck they would've shared their gains with ordinary taxpayers.
I agree entirely with your first point, and long term it's gonna be frightening how it plays out.
However, as regards you second point, ha ha bloody ha ha. It's largely the same mob that have been educated, educated and educated some more since 1997 by the current educational system, also subject to the propaganda and social programming that the BBC have churned out. Maybe the corporations head start isn't that great.
Not that our current, or recent, MP's haven't had skin in the game in at least one of, if not both, those processes.
re "Presumably social services will be scheduled for a visit, along with a shrink. Her poor parents must be mortified, worried, and thoroughly embarrassed."
Parents SHOULD be worried if they are scheduled for a visit from Social Services.
It's not like they have a good track record (no pun intended) on good interventions, is it?
Firstly, congrats on yet another successful launch and rendezvous.
The lesson that a lot of modern day manufacturers could learn? If it (the design)ain't broke don't fix it.
Shoddy, or malicious*, workmanship, well that's an entirely different story.
Speaking of malicious, the BBC carried a news item recently of someone taping scalpel blades to childrens playground slides. WTF is the world coming to?
First bunch of students "We thought we'd have a laugh and erect some christmas lights in the shape of a penis."
Second bunch of students "Well it's offensive, reeks of toxic masculinity, rape culture and it's ....it's ....it's oh so, so white. Don't you care about diversity?"
First lot again "Well yeah, we did think of putting a black one up but no-one would've seen it. And besides, the buildings only three stories high."
re Dave 126
Yep, brilliant idea.
Now all we need are Police forces who care a toss.
"Can i report some littering, McDonalds wrappers thrown, by a fat bird, out of a moving vehicle by a fat lass, of which i took a note of the the registration plate?"
"Hmmm, a fat bird you say, you're nicked sonny jim."
There again, if it hadn't have been Sutter it would have been someone else in due course.
re Blockchain, at least the Aussies only spent $700,000 looking into it and pretty much ruling it ineffective for anything. Money which does end up in someone's pocket of course, but has pretty much come out of every taxpayers pocket.
I thought the purpose of an audit was to dig deep into the businesses records, not just accounting, to determine the factuality of all matters? "Being lied to" is a) a matter that would soon be discovered and b) not an excuse in any event.
if, and it's a big if, they were "backdating" contracts and revenues as per the charge sheet, then it seems to me their UK VAT invoices would be invalid, and unlawful, on the "point of supply" dating.
Maybe, they did fully comply with the UK accounting standards at the time.
Can never understand why it takes years, and months of actual trials, to determine relatively simple facts.
Overhearing a school Games/Physical Education teacher in conversation :
"I teach under 15's Rugby*. The problem is, i tell the boys what we are gonna do and they go and do it. I tell the girls what we are gonna do and i get 15 opinions back on what they think we should be doing."
It now appears to be a growing issue in democracies and employment.
If you work for Google/Microsoft/Raytheon (to name a few) and don't like what they are doing, making and selling then go work somewhere else. Become an organic vegan farmer or whatever.
* those alert enough will notice it's proper ruggers, not the hitherto M62 variety.
re Theatre tickets, and other matters.
Pay by CASH. Keep the receipt.
When they ask for a name and address simply make one up. Or use the M-i-L's.
If everyone did it, the "spammers" would have so much useless data, it may cause them to lose heart. Especially if they spoke to the M-i-L.
As i'd like the lounge doing.
I know in my mind what i'd like it to look like, but somehow, with my choice of colours and maybe (lack of) skilled technique, it never turns out quite(anything?) like i'd like it to be.
Let the AI machine tune into my brainwaves and get on with it.
Little girl runs inside crying to mummy.
"What's the matter darling?"
"Little Johnny has just dropped his trousers, shown me a sticky out thing he calls a willy and teases me that i haven't got one."
"Aw bless" says mum, and dropping her skirt adds "i haven't got one either, but the thing to remember is that as long as you have one of these you can get as many of those as you want."
Genuine question, as i'm wholly unknowledgable ( and too lazy to google ) on matters regarding GDPR.
Are the 4% fines levied on both Google AND the advertisers (agencies and brands) in such breaches?
If not they ought to be. Legitimate businesses would soon change their ways if they were also fined for unwelcome adverts finding there way to me and others.
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