Is the word "executive" thrown around like candy in Sales? Because honestly that salary is not what I was expecting.
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Senior slippery sex stimulator sales exec sacked for shafting .org-asmic cyber-space place, a tribunal hears
Suunto settles scary scuba screwup for $50m: 'Faulty' dive computer hardware and software put explorers in peril
Re: Isn't that what the watches with the numbered bezels are for?
How on earth could you possibly consider a diving computer giving you real time (supposedly) accurate measures of depth, pressure, oxygen left, etc., is in any way comparable in function to an overpriced show watch with nautical hangovers for ship navigation that no one uses?
Advertisers are con artists and businesses are idiots for overvaluing ads. Doesn't Facebook grossly overestimate the value of having ads on its platform? No one pays attention to them. Subliminal messaging is a gigantic crock. Obviously you need to get your name out there, but paying millions and millions for intense ad campaigns even after having established yourself is moronic.
Coca Cola is big because everyone drinks it, not because they shit out advertisements.
Poor nutrition awareness has always been a thing - memes aside. People still think fat is bad for you. People don't understand the issue is the amount consumed, not the fact that its fat. People still think fat consumed turns to fat in the body. People still don't understand losing weight is literally calories in vs calories out, because they vastly underestimate caloric consumption and overestimate caloric usage.
Not only this, but labelling on food products is outright WRONG. They will honestly list a fucking egg and bacon sandwich as having 30g of protein in it, which is fucking impossible with how little bacon is actually in it.
All very well and good...
Very noble, a good cause I do agree with. The issue is that the end goal is rather unrealistic. Why? A lot of the problems are also cultural.
For example; digging your own "shitpit" (i forget the formal name) or filling in an existing one (generally just handling your own excrement) is seen as beneath people in India, and to be known to do so could brand you as an untouchable, the lowest caste in indian society. There's an increase in India of people wanting to build overly huge pits that are going to last for multiple decades of use just so they never have to get involved with excrement maintenance. Not only this, but in India open defecation is seen as the norm. Attempts to introduce toilets to indian villages have lead to varied responses, included the toilet becoming a shrine or being used to make curries.
Likewise, there are areas of Africa where the floors are absolutely littered with literal human excrement and other waste; there are beaches absolutely filled to the brim with human faeces and polluting the ocean. Again, there is the issue of open defecation being the norm, but there's also clearly a cultural component here as well; there's no centralised giant pile of rubbish, its largely dropped as its used.
In china as well, open defecation is a reality for millions and millions.
The (seemingly insurmountable) challenge isn't just more efficient methods of waste disposal, but in changing long held cultural beliefs around the handling of excrement and how people are supposed to defecate.
Former Apple engineer fights iPhone giant for patent credit and denied cash, says Steve Jobs loved his 'killer ideas'
Re: On to a loser here
This reads like it was written by someone who hasn't actually worked before but likes to LARP as an experienced devops guy.
Firstly, you've created an entire fantasy reality in your head based off of a single, simple explanation of the situation, and completely ignored that he also claimed it happened after a period of absence caused by surgery.
Secondly, I feel that if you had actually worked somewhere before, you'd understand the difference between fantasy "wow my boss was so horrible and controlled everything despite actually just being some no-name middle management that the execs hate" and real life "its actually very easy to criticise your manager provided you're professional about it."
Re: Trump bashing inaccurate here
"Ever notice how righties always have to go back 30+ years to find an example of a leftie being racist, just so they don't feel so bad about their current hero being racist?"
Ben Carson called leftists the most racist people on the planet who pigeonholed and stereotype every race with their incredibly shallow and narrow worldview and hated it when, and I quote, you "got off the plantation."
Oddly enough, that one didn't get much media coverage.
Re: Entering a country becomes more and more like entering a prison.
Try visiting India if you have Pakistani heritage. You will literally be denied a Visa.
My manager was scheduled to go over for a business trip to visit Tata Consultancy Services. However, his heritage is Pakistani, and they refused his Visa, despite him being a UK citizen.
Try visiting numerous middle eastern nations if you have previously visited Israel.
My mother got questioned at Israeli passport control because she'd previously visited Egypt.
Its fine to be judgemental when you live in a developed country with a lot of freedoms but if you actually travel it becomes blindingly apparent that many parts of the world are much more stringent, and not necessarily fair.
Living and working in London I wouldn't trust a driverless car here for at least another few decades of technology development. Far too much traffic, random and unpredictable incidents, winding roads, genuinely perplexing and poorly signed one-way systems, roads that are technically able to be driven down but which are functionally closed, etc. etc..
I don't understand how they could even begin to charge prostitution when clearly no such offence occured?
I could imagine indecent exposure as the place was probably not licensed for such a thing and/or the idea that some people might not be expecting it when they go to get coffee. But prostitution?
Mr Part and Parcel comments about this, and yet has remained silent on things such as the increasing acid attack rates?
Anything where he doesn't have to rock the boat. He's not a politician, he's an idiot trying to be like Tony Blair. He'll shout out when he thinks it will impact him positively (arbitrarily banning adverts for promoting attractiveness, for example), but stay silent when people actually expect comment.
Are there an inordinate amount of Americans in these comments?
Debit cards are by far the most common method of card payment in the UK, if not the EU (i'm not sure what the stats are on that).
I have had issues with my debit card before. However, my "bank" (actually Nationwide Building Society) has always been very, VERY prompt with card cancellation, refunds, etc. etc.. To the extent that it is sometimes annoying.
For example: I withdrew money from a cash machine that had been linked to crime. So my card was locked until I went through security (via phone) and confirmed certain transactions weren't fraudulent. This has happened quite a few times.
One time my card details were stolen somehow and people were buying PS3s in Denmark and were attempting to do so in bloody Vietnam too. I got the large sum (the PS3 costs) back almost immediately, and was able to get the unauthorised overdraft fees reversed at a local bank branch. I explained to them that my Credit Card payment (also with Nationwide) would be impacted and they understood this and were accommodating. The only thing that took a bit longer was that there had also been a number of very small purchases (£1.90, etc. etc.) which were a lot more niggly to refund, which took about a week.
Its a load of trollop is what it is.
Per week is such a stupid measurement. The vast majority of people don't have set drinking days; they go out if something is on or if the weather is nice. When given a "per week", most people will think "well I don't drink every week, so no."
Per week, do i consume more than 12 units?
Per month, do I consume more than 48 units?
This month, it is certainly true. The bank holiday weekend just gone, I was out on Saturday and Sunday. On each day I had well over 10 drinks (all doubles or strong cocktails), which doesn't include the couple of shots I also did. Right there is over 40 units. I'm also going to a "bring your own bottle" company quiz next week; my bottle is a half drunk 70cl vodka.
A whole new wave of erotica
Think of it: any celebrity you want whispering sweet nothings into your ears; talking dirty; playing out the most depraved and/or niche sexual fantasies you could possibly imagine. Want them to talk about you being a furry inflated blueberried baby they're about to eat? No problem!
Teaching kids about cyber security and ethical hacking early on
Several problems here:
1. Barely anyone knows how to code or has any real knowledge of cyber security
2. Those that do have sufficient knowledge earn much more money doing things other than teaching
3. Teaching is a horrible profession at secondary school level
4. Absolutely no one else in the entire school would be able to understand what the fuck is going on beyond 1 or 2 actually interested students per year group and the teacher
Schools have enough trouble finding competent math teachers, never mind actual cyber security or coding experts.
Re: "Seriously, this guy needs to be given the same treatment as the latest FreeNas release"
Thus proving that Democrats are mindless and violent?
Worth also noting that one of those Republican presidents was Abraham Lincoln, and that the Democrat who got shot had deep ties to the Mob. I mean, if you're going to be a fucking moron to begin with.
Re: Another clear violation contractor labor laws
This actually happened to me the other day. He called up, asked me where I was heading to, then apologised and said he had to remain in the local area and asked if I could cancel.
The replacement driver I got happened to be on his way to central London anyway, so was more than happy with the destination. Discussing with him, he said that Uber drivers are not told if a passenger specifies a destination; he said they used to be, but for some reason it was changed. I personally believe it was because some people with ridiculous destinations ended up complaining that they weren't getting picked up.
He then brought up the fact that if you cancel a job after accepting it, you get flagged and its very bad. He also mentioned how you basically get fired if your rating dips below a 4/3.
As a "Banker" who actually works as a test analyst at a pension company, and earning the 99th percentile income sum of a princely £34k a year, I can only light up a cigar, heartily chuckle, and burn another £50 note.
This article was biased from the very start. "8000 people" living there, as if its ENTIRELY for those who live there. Then of course it goes on to admit its also available to the 400k people, such as myself, who actually work there. And then also elaborates that it will also be available to the 10 million tourists who visit there yearly.
So what this actually is, is just a public access wifi system that's been twisted in this article to be presented as some sort of anti-proletariat brain microwaving device.
I think one of the major issues is that many people are still completely ignorant of the internet and technology in general.
Many people the same age as me, close friends of mine, struggle to complete even basic tasks on a computer.
How are these people going to be able to comprehend what dangers their child is facing online, when they can barely understand how to visit a web page?
Being into all this BDSM lark myself
Goreans are just weird. Really, anyone trying to turn a fetish into a lifestyle, in my opinion, could benefit from some counselling.
A fetish should just be something that spices up your sex life; not something you live. In fact, isn't the definition of addiction/unhealthy obsession when it starts to negatively impact your personal and professional life?
Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours
The real question
Is when are they going to release the next Monster Hunter on it?
I'm sick of playing MH on such a gimped console like the 3DS. Don't get me wrong, its great for games like pokemon and the like, but for something like MH, you really need better controls and a larger, higher res screen.
"to provide an automated way to detect "toxic" language in social media"
Might I ask... Why?
Will I now have the pleasure of being reported to her majesty's finest automatically whenever I tell someone to f-ck off and call them a moron on social media?
How do they define social media? Facebeook? Twitter? Message boards? Comments sections?
At what point does saying "I disagree" become a punishable offence?
Re: re: End this insanely illiberal tax now.
Pardon me, but the BBC is CLEARLY biased. It is incredibly liberal leaning.
Not only that, its reporting quality has gone severely downhill. Its honestly becoming more like buzzfeed with each passing day.
When you are bombarded with the same viewpoint day after day, it ceases to be news. It becomes propaganda.
Re: What's wrong with the old-school methods?
"Yes, i'd like you to DNA test this literal pile of shit in my office bin. And then cross check it with the DNA of people you most likely don't have on file anyway, and in an instance in which there is no real cause or excuse to go tracking down ex employees and forcing them to give a DNA sample, because really I could just empty the bin and use air freshener."
"Yes, I want you to do this despite the fact that DNA evidencing is actually pretty sketchy and nothing at all like its portrayed in CSI"
Re: 1980s computer science
"Agile promotes bad practices."
I could not agree more. I'm a test analyst at a pension company and I am genuinely shocked at the stories of agile lifecycles i hear from my friends working agile projects through Deloitte and SQS. Half the time the people don't even have a proper design or even know how the code should work. Testing properly is impossible and a lot of the time the tests aren't even ran because they don't have any auditing system and there's no recording of the test evidence. There's no real review process and sprints are just a mad dash to the finish line with no real unified movement. My friend is a test manager at Deloitte and he has nothing but horror stories about Agile in his 6 years of being contracted out on projects.
I work a waterfall model, which I know isn't the "in" thing nowadays, but we have a strong audit trail, strong design, a good understanding of expected performance, great system documentation, and critical defects/production defects are fixed outside of the standard lifecycle anyway.
Re: Shouldn't they be throwing more money at this thing?
I understand this, but the government has in this instance started throwing what it seems to think is money at the situation and even interfered with the patent process.
They're currently half-assing it. They should do either or, not what they're currently doing. They're only hurting both themselves and the development of graphene.
Shouldn't they be throwing more money at this thing?
£120 million, really, is nothing.
If they want a return on investment, they need to put more into it.
I mean Sony, a private business, spent $3.2 Billion just developing the Playstation 3, and the government is expecting rapid progress and return on a new, "2 dimensional" material with only £120 million?
This is literally a meme clock and quite honestly there is no reason for it to move forward. I mean my god, prior to Trump winning the elections there was a genuine and palpable fear of direct military conflict with Russia, and now that possibility has basically vanished.
This is a load of guff. They have a political narrative that must be maintained; that trump is an aggressive expansionist. Despite actually being an isolationist.
I have my own clock. It's 1 minute to midnight and it moves forward every time someone spergs out about Trump for no reason.
When it hits midnight nothing happens but its handy for me to make a big scene about.