Rather than attempt to fine the disposable cold calling outfit, make the company who hires them responsible for their actions. No more washing their hands of activities carried out in their name and at their behest.
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Am I to assume from all this that Facebook stores data on those who do not have an account with them?
I have never had a Facebook account, do not have one now and can't foresee me ever having one, so if they do hold data on me I wonder from where they received consent? What information would I need to give them in order for them to positively identify me in a GPDR request?
I have a Windows 8 phone which I use for well, er, making phone calls. As an added bonus it also picks up my emails when I'm out and about. Until it stops doing either I'll carry on using it as it fulfils my phone needs.
It even has a replaceable battery.
Maybe the EU are hoping Google keep on tracking and just pay the fines as a cost of doing business. After all, the UK's soon-to-vanish contributions will need to be replaced.
Re: Too one-sided
Or maybe wet your finger with a plastic solvent before pressing it against the officer's scanner.
I have a golf GPS device with a touch sensitive screen (Garmin Approach G6). Said screen has developed several baked in fingerprints caused, as far as I can work out, by suncream.
Re: Magical policing
Another apocryphal social worker story.
A little old lady was mugged after collecting her pension. As she lay on the ground, battered and beaten, a social worker happened by. He looked at the old lady, shook his head and said "Whoever did this needs help".
Re: "Don't talk to the ATM..."
Back when the BBC televised cricket there was a director who would always say "Thank you" to the pre-recorded prompt which said "last ball" as the sixth ball of an over was about to be bowled.
Re: Reminds me of French sales
As our boss said with a knowing grin querying "extra vegetables" when authorising an expensive overnight claim, "Were they red or white vegetables?"
Re: We shut down central Edinburgh with a fridge
The firemen were absolutely fuming
AC wrote "you've just confessed to a heinous crime"
With an uncalibrated uncertified speedometer...
"Doncaster Council had to deal with an abandoned speed boat last year."
Bullseye has a lot to answer for.
Is the full stop in R. Kelly meant to be pronounced and if it is, is it "full stop" or the more edgy "stop"?
Re: I, for one, welcome our insectile overlords...
"What's that noise?"
"The fire alarm's thripped again"
Re: Had the fire brigade called to a five star hotel, in Malta....
Conveyor belt toaster. Absolute rubbish.
No matter what settings are used, one trip through just about imperceptibly changes the colour of the bread, two trips has everyone heading to the car park. There is no in between.
Re: If this is true ...
Or it was bought from a compromised site...
If I were the Ecuadorean ambassador
I'd wait until he was delivering another Sermon From The Balcony then lock the window behind him.
Many years ago
in the days of analogue telly, we were covering a football match for MOTD as we did most weekends. At the time I was a vision engineer and during the match our main function was exposure and colour matching of the cameras. The cameras themselves were Philips LDK5s, which had a Camera Control Unit and power supply unit in the truck. The PSU was basically a big FO transformer (and some electronics in a separate narrow unit) and two fitted side by side in a ninteen inch rack. They had one control on the front panel, an illuminated push on push off switch which required a decent bit of force to operate. They were mounted just above floor level.
Being Philips, there was a guard around the switch to prevent accidental operation. Being Philips they often bent or fell off. The engineer sitting next to me, let's call him Billy, was bored with the game and had a mid-half stretch which included his legs. We all heard an ominous 'click' as his size nine planted firmly on the guardless switch, and laughed as we knew what was coming next. The switches didn't change state until released, so Billy had to spend the remaining twenty minutes of the first half keeping the switch pressed in and therefore the camera operational.
How we laughed.
Before they pontificate
on ways of regulating it, shouldn't they first explain why it needs regulating?
Re: Nice precedent for our corrupt police
"So plod can hold you indefinitely by lying to a judge that you have swallowed a packet that might be drugs and haven't pooped yet?"
I strongly suspect the application to the court consisted of more than just that one sentence.
Re: Locking to railings?
I have an angle grinder.
Annoys the hell out of me having to trim the hedge with the box in the way.
There's a joke in there somewhere
Re: RPI not reliable
Doctor Syntax wrote
Actually that's a thought: could the pension fund sue HMRC for having made a defective ruling?
Wouldn't the 'HM' part of HMRC confer Crown Immunity?
Re: I wish
Agree to a visit then punch them in the face.
It's not a tapestry...
...it's an embroidery.
It would be interesting
to see if there's any correlation between the issue of 'slow down' updates (downdates?) to older iphones and the imminent release of a new model.
What would be the result
if two instances of Libratus were to play each other? Would the best hand always win?
In my wage slave days I used to work as an outside broadcast engineer for a world famous broadcasting corporation based in Britain. An upstart satellite company used to pitch up at sport events and ask for a feed of the core coverage and 'black and burst', a video timing reference signal which as its name implies consisted of sync pulses, a colour burst and black. Plug it in to a monitor and you got a black screen. We gave him a couple of video leads with the signals and off he went.
Just as we went on air he came into our truck and reported "There's pictures on the reference wire and nuffink on the pictures one".
True story, it happened to me. Not a mate's mate but actually to me.
Re: So what happened to the 12,000 ton Chelyabinsk meteorite?
Some will be found on Ebay too.
About 20,000 tons of it, if Ebay runs true to form.
Of course their request has been refused
Allowing Uber to skip the Court of Appeal and go straight to the Supreme Court would set an alarming precedent for the legal industry, effectively rendering an entire layer of troughs redundant and their snouts homeless.
Ain't gonna happen.
More than one in the car?
Which one is the driver?
Re: "saying less words"
Less:- not as much
Fewer:- not as many
down the "this person works for you and is staff" road is it necessary to go before employer's National Insurance needs to be paid?
Or an incredibly sharp razor blade
was so concerned with national security he took the stick straight to the Sunday Mirror.
I suppose they pay better than the Police.
Working on a Blockchain Gang
Re: "Today, that single bitcoin is valued upwards of $2,200, Fortune noted in March."
That could happen, but over the last 12 months Bitcoin has soared in value. So you could make more money.
I believe the same was said of tulips in days of yore.
Re: Who's got an amp that goes up to 11?
11? Pfft. My Peavey goes to 12 on every knob. It's even got two volume controls, for when one just isn't enough.
Re: How come?
"How come that every time you come across such a huge asshole it turns out that he is filthy rich?"
As my dear old mum used to say in her broad Irish accent; "You can tell what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to".
Amazon told to repay €250m
I bet it won't be next day delivery
Re: 960 Ohms
"Ah, but did it have a gold band for 5% tolerance?
I'm guessing an electric eel annoyed enough to zap is extremely intolerant.
So the speed of the convoy will be determined by the lead truck.
Much like it is now.
One such fake payment, for £17,912, was labelled as being for "Scottish Fuels".
That's a lot to spend on Bucky and Special Brew, even for a Jock.
HaveIGotNewsForYouVerified account @haveigotnews 5h5 hours ago
As search continues after US ship/oil tanker collision, President Trump says his thoughts are with the oil companies at this difficult time.
"For those of you reading this..."
Boozy ice cubes?
Whenever I read about centrifugal force throwing stuff outwards, I find myself wondering if the person in question knows as much as they claim.
In this particular case, 'centrifugal force' would imply a black hole pushing matter outwards away from itself.
Shouldn't her lawyer have some explaining to to to his professional body?
I would have thought making use of privileged information, namely the exchanges between her husband and his lawyer, would be high on the list of things lawyers shouldn't really be doing.
There must be a reason that the crap rather than the cream rises to the top in politics
Politics at that level is a sewer. Ask any sewer worker what floats down there.
If the alleged 'intermediary'..
..was running away, why was it lawful for him to be shot?