$10/month data plan
Should just about be enough to handle the monthly critical patches.
952 posts • joined 23 Sep 2013
Should just about be enough to handle the monthly critical patches.
...I'm holding on for 36:18.
Trained patrol sharks. Yes, of course they'll have frikkin' lasers.
Yet again an advertising campaign that finished months ago is banned from being repeated in the same form. BT (and the rest of them) just move on to the next crock of shit in the next campaign.
Ban them from all advertising for 3 months initially, doubling the length for each infraction thereafter.
I will not grant consent for any of my medical data to be shared while a full postcode is part of the data. I understand location is useful for certain things such as tracing spread of infection, but a postal sector (postcode without last two characters) is more than sufficient for this. Given full postcode, gender and age decade, anonimity has largely gone down the plughole.
I will dig out my venerable Acer netbook this evening and give Q4OS a spin. The netbook has been gathering dust for a while as it had W10 installed for me to try out and make decisions on future OS direction. The decision arrived at was to maintain W7 on all systems and slowly move to dual-boot with Mint, with a view to totally moving across before end of life for W7. Q4OS sounds like it may prove to be another contender especially on some of the older hardware (this is why the netbook is such a good testbed, W10 was struggling, if Q4OS runs reasonably well on this, it should be fine on anything else that I haven't chucked out).
The Henrys catalogue was a gem. Costing 7shillings and six pence and containing five 2 shilling vouchers each redeemable when spending a pound. I remember going into the Edgware road shop and asking for an Akai 4000DS tape deck and 18 catalogues, which would have got me just over two pounds discount (and a lot of couponless catalogues to give away outside the shop). In the end I was given a fiver off and just the one catalogue. To put that in perspective, that fiver would then have (and probably did!) purchased more than 25 pints of beer.
I don't care about the vulture capitalist, but I'm incensed (see icon) to hear that local authority money is going into things like this. What right have they to gamble with ratepayer's cash while reducing refuse collections, closing libraries and generally not providing the services they're meant to?
Of course, I did it my day.
"The Partnership of AI, which includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, DeepMind, and Apple and several other companies"
Would AI be Advertising Industry?
While chatting with an elderly neighbour, she told me that she had come to the end of her contract with Virgin Media and worried about being cut off she went to a shopping centre where she knew they usually set up a stand. She didn't want a new phone, it had taken her most of the contract period to learn how to use the one she had. She came away re-assured and grateful that all she had to do was to carry on paying and she would be allowed to continue using the old phone and would keep the same number.
Next time she goes to that shopping centre I've offered to go with her and I reckon I can get twenty quid a month off for her. Either that or a PAC to switch to a fiver a month GiffGaff which would be more than adequate for her requirements.
...There's no such thing as a free launch
16 bits is inadequate for integers in many cases. For floating point it is laughable.
I refuse to have anything to do with Christmas until Boxing day.
Mine's the one with the bag of humbugs in the pocket.
MS need to realise that many of the people running 7 just do not want 10 and if forced will go to Linux Mint or similar. Once they've gone, they've gone for good. They might not stick with the distro they initially choose or even switch to a totally different system, but the one certain thing is that they will never go back to Windows. I think most reg readers will know of one or more people who departed the MS camp when XP support ended, the same will happen soon with 7.
I've already migrated 75% of the way and I'm working to a target of fully switching over the next 15 months (except for one system running FSX which will be disconnected from the net).
Looks more like cowboy coding to me.
Good job I'm still on 3.2 then.
The article mentions 2000kg containing carbon compounds, therefore somewhat less than 2000 depending on the percentage content. The meteoric contribution pales into total insignificance when compared with dust providing 60000000kg of carbon compounds annually.
Either the quoted figures are wrong or the seeding of life should be credited to interstellar dust rather than the headline's splashing meteorites.
Make the worst provider each quarter refund all customers 50% and the second worst 25% (and no hiking the prices to compensate). If that doesn't bring about some improvement, nothing will.
...unless it has replaceable batteries and an SD memory expansion slot.
The most philanthropic act he could engage in would be to shut down facebook.
'Over the past 18 months, "thousands" of employees have experienced problems including not being paid or getting less than they were owed.'
At least nobody seems to have experienced problems with getting more than they were owed?
I don't quite see where Tracy comes into it.
100% XP compatibility.
Wake me up when Linux/wine can run Flight Simulator X properly. Until then, the MS partition on the disk is safe.
You can tell by the white, blue and brown bands on the eel.
...which of those two get IPL rights. I'll do without rather than use either of them.
...should be enough to pay the lawyers in full and a compensation of 10 cents to each of the plaintiffs.
"About 43 per cent of mobile display ad impressions are fraudulent"
Disappointing. We must aim to get this up to at least 98%.
25 years? Did the article miss out a few kidnappings/serious assaults/attempted murders/rapes/etc? Most of those don't get sentences that long. I hope he's paroled after about 5 to 7 years as that seems more than adequate punishment for the harm done.
I think I can predict the date. Remind me. When is Batistelli's term up?
So it's still OK to have a right go at people who choose the wrong operating system or phone.
At least 6 Internet-facing machines running with Win 95 initially and on Win 7 today. No AV other than Microsoft Security Essentials. No viruses or malware ever activated in 22 years. That comes to over 30000 machine days, so it would require 10000 idiots downloading naked celebrity screensavers to get the claimed level of statistics. I don't for a moment doubt that there are ten thousand idiots out there, but I suspect there must be enough careful and savvy people around too that make the one per three days figure look almost as ridiculous as the wrath of the ASA. They'll probably just move to claiming 2 infections per week which is a different advert and will take the ASA over a month to respond to.
BT got stopped from claiming the most powerful Wi-Fi, so they've just moved to claiming the best coverage which is equally bollocks.
He's right. Most people don't know what they'll be doing with it. They'll have replaced it with a proper doorstop well before then.
My Compukit UK101 (circa 1980) took pairs of 2114 chips for each kilobyte of upgrade. At £4.50 apiece that came to £72 for just 8k. £9million for a gigabyte (not to mention the cost of a 5 volt 64000 Amp supply to power it!)
From a quick glance at the photograph, I would say take out all the veggie layers and substitute bacon for three of them.
We'll see what's popular on free-to-air then snap it up exclusively and charge a packet for it.
On a hot summer's day, there's nothing like an ice-cold fappe.
Google developers now starting work on Fire.
OK, that'll be 25% at risk of failure and a further 60% where there is no risk, they'll definitely fail.
You know, there is such a thing as trying TOO hard.
My vote for best goes to Bab5.
Timetables and just about everything short of the driver's names.
In many cases, no. You often get times of first and last buses and then a frequency for a range of times such as '10:00 - 16:00 every 15-20 minutes'. Unless you actually caught a glimpse of the previous one disappearing down the road you've no idea if the next is along in a minute or you have a quarter of an hour or more to wait. The complex technology exists, I see no reason to restrict usage to necessities. Anything that can make life a little more pleasant helps.
At a property of mine in Greece I had phone/broadband provided by OTE which was a government monopoly at the time. Shortly after some competition was allowed, I moved to one of the new providers. There was a matter of half a euro to be refunded for line rental as I made sure the cancellation would go through a couple of days before the next billing period. Was this refunded directly to my bank using the same mechanisms as the bill payments? No. I was invited to pop around to their headquarters with various proofs of identity and other paperwork, queue for probably hours and then receive a sum that wouldn't get a cup of coffee. Of course I didn't bother to go. Two months later another letter came with the exact same info. More than 12 years have elapsed and there have been 75 letters! I'd like to think I'm slowly bankrupting them a stamp at a time.
It's obvious that we'd, near as dammit, get the best deal by ordering Brexit from Amazon.
Just like I usually read "Uniformed officer" as "Uninformed officer". It often makes more sense that way.
I was under the assumption that the very essence of data protection lay in keeping your data away from Google.
...the one-way fare to Mexico works out much cheaper than statutory redundancy.
How is it that fines that stand no earthly chance of being paid are handed out to individuals like this, yet when a massive corporate misbehaves it usually results in something that can come out of petty cash?
Have you tried switching it off then on again?
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