Finally, someone with some knowledge on this issue. A private company cannot, under the constitution, issue a "Fine"; only a court of law can, after being found guilty of an offence. DO NOT pay the "fine". See what happens. Nothing will happen. If everyone does this, they'll have no choice but to go away.
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“In the era of the cognitive enterprise, when business and technology architectures are merging, our clients understand their success depends largely on how well they capitalize on exponential intelligence fueled by pervasive technologies.”
- Who writes this crap?
Re: Polar bears live in Africa.
"I thought the penguins all moved to Australia?"
No, that's the Kiwis!
Four years old, and it's EOL? Perhaps this time they should buy from a reputable dealer. Four years for a multiple-million dollar HPC is scandalous!
Update from Viacom....
We would like to thank Mr Chris Vickery for finding this glaring error of ours and pointing it out to us so we could save our company from total annihilation. We would like to pay Mr Vickery's company for his efforts, and we hereby pay him the grand sum of $1000 (one millisecond's worth of our profits).
Re: Slow speeds
And here I thought it was another nbn far cup. TFTFY.
Typical US corporate way of life....
"In addition to having a reputation for being a bullying, sexist place to work, Uber faces countless lawsuits for trying to jam its way into unwelcome markets, screw both its customers and its drivers, and develop numerous systems that targeted rivals and critics." - A few people at the top make $hundreds of millions at the expense of many employees and customers. Need some more $millions? Screw a few more staff and/or customers. Not making enough $millions? Move to another company, take a multi-million $payout, and try again. Rinse and repeat.
The USA is probably the best place in the world for multi-millionaires and billionaires, but if you have no money you might as well be living in a 3rd world country, such as North Korea.
On the other hand...
One of the online newspapers I regularly read, recently introduced an ad-blocker-blocker. If they detected an ad-blocker, they put up their screen advising how to disable the adblocker, then refresh the screen. Unfortunately, they have implemented it in such a poor way, that even when I disable my ad-blocker, they still won't let me view their content as they think the blocker is still active. Fine, I won't read your website, and you won't get my clicks, despite me being willing to give you a chance. Brisbanetimes.com.au I'm looking at you.
You don't re-boot a mainframe...
You re-IPL it.
Oooh, look, more targets for Kim!
You're holding it (in the) wrong (place)!
Gotta be worth a Tenner!
Re: Are we a simulation?
Are you sure that the Makers are not in a sim, themselves? A simulated simulation......
I hope you don't actually write any of the reports at DSLReports!
Re: DYSUN is like TRUMP
tedleaf: "If their I.t boys are anything p ke the ones I have met,they probably can't tell the difference even if they had the code to examine,I have found them to be pig ignorant entitled time fillers,who get upset when you ask them to explain,even roughly what all the code does,seeing as how simple a task it's doing..."
- Maybe, but I'll bet they could write English properly.
Re: How many swallows do you need for a summer?
Is that an African or European summer....?
Re: "Glory Hole", and the best use for it....
Nope, we love James, and certainly would NOT send him down it.
Re: Large Satellites?
@DNTP - So, are you a necklace, a brooch, or something similar?
Re: It's nothing but money!
Ooops, so I was inaccurate, but I was only out by a factor of 1000 :-/ ! But even so, the principle is the same - the (private) power generating companies' priorities are 1. Make as much money as possible. 2. Supply power reliably to everyone. Seems their priorities need to be re-arranged by law. This is why, IMO, essential services (power, water, etc) should NEVER be privatised, but in most places it's already too late.
It's nothing but money!
During the power demand peak, the spot price of electricity rose to around $14,000 per kw/h. The real reason they didn't switch on the Pelican Point gas generator to take up the shortfall, was simply because by switching it on, the spot price of electricity would have plummeted (supply and demand principles), and those (private) power generating companies would have made less money. For those companies, denying people their power was more profitable than ensuring supply.
Re: Going downhill fast
So, it's gone to the dogs, then?
"Sinn Féin's finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, took to Twitter to share his displeasure at Cook's decision." - Thinks he's more important than he really is? Small man's syndrome, perhaps?
It is a known phenomenon that drones can unexpectedly just fly away out of control. Just do a search on "DJI flyaway", and it's not limited to DJI, although they seem to be the most affected.
Any company (or person) who switches everything over to the NBN will have to make sure they don't need faxes, because once you're on NBN, you can't get faxes, unless you keep one of those old-fashioned copper phone lines, for which the idea of NBN is to replace completely. And yes, some people/companies still rely on faxes.
Re: Cinderella orbit distance is a JOKE....
And with BEEELLIONS of galaxies, each containing BEEELLLIONS of planets, I'd say one in a million is pretty good odds.
"Even God does not like the F35..."
Do these people REALLY believe what they are saying....?
Gurpreet Gujral, director of contact centres at Three, said the decision to appoint a "specialist customer services partner" for some of our customer service operations in Glasgow will ensure the "best possible experience" for customers.
Andy Parker, chief exec of Capita, said: “This partnership is a demonstration of Capita’s continuing commitment to delivering outstanding customer management for our clients across a wide range of sectors."
If they really do believe it, they should be sacked for incompetence!
It's already all wrong....
Because they've all moved!
Re: one possible but definitely PARTIAL solution
Nope - stupid idea. Driving at 20 MPH below the speed limit on almost any road, but in particular fast roads such as Interstates/Motorways, is as dangerous, (perhaps more so), than driving 20 MPH above the speed limit.
At 208,000 km/h, how does the camera get a non-blurred image? There's not enough light for a high-speed shutter exposure.
The dog died.....
because the router failed!
And don't forget, you should never use a preposition to end a sentence with!
Definition of bigot: "a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions" - Hmmm, sounds like kyza!
What part of "You can't be racist against a religion" and "Islam is a religion, NOT a race" don't you understand? Oh yeah, it just suits your far-left views to misunderstand (deliberately).
Australian Information Industries Association*: you're not the future of democracy, so please shut up
I, too, laughed at the "inaccurate right wing trope" comment. But, then, if you go back over this author's past articles, it is quite obvious he is a closet left-winger (or maybe we could even forget the closet). Note to author: not everything right-of-centre is evil, and conversely, not everything left-of-centre is wonderful!
Re: Yesterday's technology tomorrow
Indeed, but not as bad as the previous socialist Australian government and Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, and (backstabber) Bill Shorten. A worse mess.
It's probably no secret, but if the ALP win government, Ziggy will be looking for a new job.
Just eaten a HUGE plate of humble pie. Axes is the correct word. Oooops, sorry!
"....swinging the fibre optic heads under computer control on two axes to aim them is difficult...." - indeed, those things used to chop wood would be difficult to utilise in this instance, unless you wanted to chop it all up. Axis?
@YARR, wish I could upvote you multiple times!
Re: "Revenue camera"
"It's only a revenue camera if you're too inept to keep under the speed limit/not run red lights."
After all, going a couple of kms over the speed limit means instant accident!
I thought being a tool was .... being just like Stephen Conroy
What is Stephen trying to hide?
The Streisand Effect is strong on this one .....
Looks like Stephen the Deranged lies and Bill the Incompetent's performance on behalf of their sleazy paymaster will be revealed to an electorate ready for someone to build the "real" NBN
See what I did there? We can all be one-eyed-biased if we try hard enough!
So, from where did research and the universities get there funding before we became a member of the EU? There is, actually, life after the EU, and indeed before it.
Oracle is playing to the Jury. The jury have no technical knowledge; Oracle made sure of that. The readers here at The Reg know what is going on and which way the verdict SHOULD go. However, I fear the jury is going to find in Oracle's favour, simply because their lawyers are playing the game better than Google's are. If Oracle does win, it will have had nothing to do with facts.
Re: That's not too bad
"Why is the police officer in the toilet with me?"
Yup, that reply just about sums up the value of your previous posts.
Re: That's not too bad
"You might be ok, but I bet you're in a minority.
Well I also have no issue with those things, so that's two to one so far..."
So you'd be happy for a video of you going to the toilet being available for someone else to watch? Really? If you *are* happy with that, then we should treat your previous posts with the contempt they deserve.
Re: Doesn't really matter
Still running 6.1.3 on my iPad 2, and 7.1.1 on my iPhone 4S. The 4S struggles a bit, so no further updates for it or it will become unusable, and the iPad 2 runs like new, so no further updates for it or it will become unusable.
Just needed to be repeated!