A standardised IPA recipe that has an over complicated flavour that no one really likes.
24 posts • joined 28 Oct 2013
A standardised IPA recipe that has an over complicated flavour that no one really likes.
Looks and tastes like most mass produced lagers, think fosters, but it leaves you totally unable to access any of your memories from the night before....
I am glad I am not the only one who spotted that! I can only assume the Writer didn't know you don't leave the cinema till the screen goes dark or you will miss some sneaky little in joke or nod to the next movie!
A pub in Brighton did have booths with 'press for beer' buttons on the wall that would summons the bar staff to get your order. It lasted about 6 months before they turned them off. Apparently on a busy Saturday night as you carry 3 pints back to your mates you will spill about half a pint, if they bring them too you at your table they have to be full thus losing them the additional revenue from all those spilt drinks.
My local youth group has Rugby balls, mini footballs, Frisbees and various other branded stuff that I have grabbed over the year. My wife has not purchased pens or stationary for her small business in years. Oh and none of my friends have had to buy the paid version of a decent antivirus in a while... I train most of my account managers to bring doughnuts if they come near the office.
instead of answering my technical questions, the team on one firewall manufacturer's stand kept giving me another beer and handing me to another person. This started at 2pm and continued in to their 'after party', at 11pm they took me for a curry then I slept on the sofa in one of their rooms and was purchased breakfast. They never answered my question and so I never used their product.
I once went to a product demo event where we all got given a free licence (worth about £80) to play with back in the office. My boss took all the staff in the company, took all the free licences from us and sold them to customers...
Why do we find the idea that the Universe may be aware and thinking in some way odd? Surely it would be small minded not to consider that this may be an option? I know for a lot of people this sounds close to saying 'there is a God', so they dismiss it as a fairy tale or stone age thinking, but to say an entity on these scales could not exist is equally as stone age in its understanding.
That we are aware and thinking proves there is thought in the universe, so maybe we are part of the universe looking at its self and asking 'what am I?'
Golf Clubs, a Stack of fancy (Glass) bottled water and a rotting plate of food in one server room.
A LARGE Umbrella, this was on the top of the rack as the roof leaked.
An inflatable chair, kettle and ashtray.
A small child
9 year old HP servers running mission critical services...
Ah I remember when I worked for a small IT support firm in Brighton (Sussex) that looked after Business and Residential clients. We had a note on our website and in the yellow pages ad that we did 24 hours support, but no one had made it clear this was for business clients only. So one fine morning I received a call asking for help recovering a laptop from a virus, from memory the conversation went as follows:-
Me - Can I check which client you are calling from
Them - Oh I am a new customer
Me - Ok, not a problem there will be an extra surcharge for the out of hours service. Can I confirm your company name
Them - I am not a company, I am a student and I think a virus has just wiped out my dissertation
Me - I have to warn you our out of hours service is part of our business support offering and this callout will not be cheap. Is this something that can wait for our residential team to assist with in the morning?
Them - No I have to hand this all in in the morning and I cannot lose it. Please I will pay anything just help me.
Me - Ok what has happened and I will take some details so we can start to get the ball rolling.
Them - I had a bluescreen flash up, now my laptop just keeps rebooting. It said something about safe mode but wouldn't boot in to that so I have put my restore disk in and now I am in windows but cannot find my files.
Me - Ok, It sounds like you have reset your computer and may have deleted your files, do you have a backup? if not power off the computer and we will have to collect it to perform data recovery.
Them - no backup, sorry, how soon can you get here?
Me - whats your address and I will send someone along? As you are not a contract customer it will be £200 per hour including all travel time.
Them - Manchester
Me - I recommend you call a data recovery specialist, they will be cheaper since it will be 10 hours round trip for you to pay for, plus our onsite time. As you are outside of our normal cover area I will need to take a deposit of 50% of the expected travel, could you provide me with details of a credit/debit card I can charge £1000 to?
At this point I heard them start crying and they hung up. Oddly they didn't call back. I do hope they got their file back and they were ok in the end.
Early webcam prototypes tended to have the side effect of irradiating the user...
They really didn't think, they supply Antivirus definitions to WatchGuard and other vendors to integrate in their products, all these others will now be quickly looking for another vendor that does not come with a PR nightmare!
I stopped using AVG since version 7, mostly as I didn't like the way it was starting to nag about the paid version...
I think Canada is crying out to be the next setting for Fallout, with most of the country already beyond Hope. Ok this is a Vancouver/Canadian in joke, look up Vancouver on google maps and follow the TransCanada highway in land!
I work in IT, one of my friends who is a Trade Paint Supplier and my Mum who is Mad/Stupid/Old got windows phones. Both found them easy to use and fast, even my Mum with the bottom of the range one. I tried them and thought it wouldn't hurt to get the 1020 for the camera knowing the cooling off period would end 2 days after I returned from holiday. I would not go back to Android if you paid me now and my work supplied iPhone is only used to make calls, all my work email is done on my windows phone.
My Wife prefers her iPhone as do some of my team at work, but those who have given MS a chance have all been presently surprised. My Boss has decided that when the contracts end we will have midrange windows phones as our new handsets.
Watch wormhole open
Panic when you realise you have a wrong number
I think they should lock articles about windows phone to only allow comments from owners of the device. I ditched Android due to the number performance problems and bugs I found in what was one of the top 'flag ship' phones. My Wife has an iPhone, so I have used that a fair amount too, before someone shouts at me for being biased. I would have windows phone any day of the week instead of android or iPhone, its easy to use and fast even on low end hardware. I have never had it hang when I have tried to make a call or rebooted randomly when I was mid call.
We work on a rolling roll out, so get to laugh at the companies who were still putting XP. Late in 2010 we accepted windows 7 was good and started to roll out all new computers with it on, unless there was a technical reason not to. So now we have no XP left and are waiting to see what 10 looks like before we decide to do this again.
Joyfully I keep hearing noises about 10 being free to those with 8.1 licences and so long as M$ don't put a time limit on performing the upgrade, all the PC's running window 7 under downgrade from an 8.1 licence should be good for the future.
Nice Dune reference!!!
Its amazing anyone finds this surprising, we are all drinking piss and shit that's been cleaned up. The good thing here is that the bit you cannot drink is being turned in to something useful!
Why does everyone get so upset when Microsoft say they are doing anything? Microsoft could release windows for free and everyone would still complain.
Nope Napalm the people who call the law for this kind of stuff, its the only answer!
Law - Samsung agreed a deal, now they have changed their mind. They are in the wrong, they should have asked if they can renegotiate the terms.
Biased comment - If Samsung didn't want to pay, they should have put windows phone on, its free now! And before someone says 'ms is forcing the market by making people pay the price of Google's infringement' this is one of the basic principles of economics, they can sell their stuff for what ever price they like even if that's free. Samsung's position in the phone market is undeserved, had an S3 when it was the latest thing and regretted it after 3 months, my boss had a similar experience of the S4. 6 months in with my Nokia/MS phone and I am already sure I am going to have another one when my contract is up.
I sit here with 4 screens and a fairly decent i7 Dell workstation running win 8.1 pro, missing my Toshiba U920t Ultrabook that is having its touch screen fixed. I have used Windows 8.1 in anger on several devices and must admit, once it has all the patches installed, its actually quite usable.
I have used everything since windows 3.0 and Mac OS 6, yes Win 8 is very different to the ones that went before.
My View - MS took a gamble, W8 was not ready, W8.1 is what they should have launched and people would have still been unhappy. I remember the move from 3.11 to 95 and friends having trouble with the new interface, same again this time.
The Boss uses Excel for everything and the trainee adds macros to them all. We are an outsources IT company, I have just rebuilt all our client records in to a wiki and my boss was amazed how much easier it was to find things that one endless table per client. He still uses them for project management and keeping records of quotes etc, but I will solve this addiction soon...
Well there was the time that a client of mine could not understand why it would take 5 days for his server to be restored from the 'cloud backup' after a fire. Or they would send him a disk next day for £150.
The other client who made everyone work from the office, who was amazed that they all just sat there doing nothing after their internet went and they could not get at all their cloud services.
This artical is very good, but it forgets to tell us not to use tech jargon or acronyms that the users will not know. We also need to be aware we know stuff and they don't, so when they call needing something simple they are not being an ID10T, they simply do not know the same information as us and often we forget we could not do their job. We need need to look after them in the same way we would want them to look after us if the roles were reversed.
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