31 posts • joined 8 Feb 2016
Re: The Ends of the World@ jake
Rose tinted specs. For all other forms of life, rats and cockroaches excepted, the ever more rapacious human population has been a complete disaster.
I replaced NoScript with No-Script Suite Lite. Not as rich as NoScript but it is easy to understand.
Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...
Who are you to tell me what is best for me? You (and I) may find people paying Sky a strange, even irrational choice but the thing is it is their choice.
Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...
You speak for yourself not me. My eyeballs, my choice.
Comodo dragon. Chrome without the feed to Google.
You do know tvlicensing fabricate evidence, don't you?
Capita tried to prosecute this guy using fabricated evidence, a doctored video that puported to show a still tv image from a "live" broadcast.
The free-loader is the bbc, anyone watching (and by the way I don't) ITV or Sky or the many foreign channels by satellite is deemed liable to pay the bbc as well, now that is free-loading. No other organisation would get away with it. Imagine you buy your Guardian only to be told you have to pay for the Times as well. It is a nonsense, an aberration, a relic from the days before the internet and satellites, only surviving because it has been going on since 1926.
It isn't just the councils, it is endemic in the public sector. For instance why is it necessary to record so many traffic movements at so many locations? Hell, they might be speeding or they might use the Dartford crossing without paying. But mustn't grumble, could be worse, the bbc could demand they film me at home, just to make sure I'm not watching live tv without a licence.
It doesn't help that different councils have different rules. For instance, Chelmsford are positively liberal, just no hard plastics, no foam; Havering on the other hand, well it needs a book of rules and a degree in chemistry.
Re: Cost Savings
What if they are good?
Because they are irrelevant to this year's management bonuses. Most likely the shit caused by getting rid of competent staff won't hit the fan until next year (or later) and by then this year's bonus will have been pocketed and new management imperatives unveiled.
It is one thing to have the US hacking Angela Merkel's phone but quite beyond the pale for the Russians and Chines to hack us isn't it?
Re: That's a long article, let me condense it for you.
No, Trump is a twat, Blair is an example of a cunt.
Dear volunteer testers...
The GWX debacle should have been enough to demonstrate beyond reasonable that doubt that setting automatic updates on was not in your interests. How many more times does microsoft need to c o ck things up before everyone gets the message?
Are you sure?
Are you sure you have captured all the steps needed to complete this task?
You need time to discover all the consequences of this management meddling, er initiative. Then once you have listed them all you need to test. Days become weeks and could be months. Well, does the manager want it done properly or not? And don't forget to consider how backups taken under the old regime may be restored using the new regime.
Try the smaller sites. Lots of stuff sold on Amazon is actually sold by third-parties but at a higher price than the third-parties own site (well, they have to cover the cost Amazons fees somehow).
So, if you see something you like on Amazon check the sellers name on google, look for a similarly named site and check the item there. You may well save yourself 10% or more.
How many of those on here calling Dwayne dim could do as Dwayne did? ie "He then illegally accessed two accounts at JP Morgan that were owned by the unnamed bank and transferred $134,000 into the account."
Why do people use vodafone (and the others) when competitively priced alternatives exist (eg giff-gaff)?
He wants to eliminate crime. Why not call for criminals to be eliminated, rather than wanting to fiddle about with cars?
Well, that's just fine now isn't it.
Except it isn't is it?
If microsoft think this will restore their reputation they are going to be disappointed.
The whole win 10 fiasco destroyed what trust remained in the microsoft brand.
It really isn't good for business if your customers :
a) Don't trust your brand.
b) Think your brand ignores their needs.
c) Use your products under sufferance.
It leads to :
d) Your products are only chosen as a last resort in the absence of a viable alternative.
Of course, it will take a while but as with the once mighty IBM I think microsoft is destined to dwindle from industry giant to industry also-ran.
Make them prove it.
Maybe if the onus was put on the providers to demonstrate at least one user in the quoted post-code regularly achieves the "up to speed" then this "up to speed" nonsense would cease.
What to do
Yes, of course the police should move away from ancient and unsupported XP, perhaps to the more secure win 10 where any data and all data can and will be sent direct to microsoft.
Apple and Amazon et al comply
Indeed they do. The difference is Apple and Amazon et al can employ the best tax lawyers in the business, HMRC then say "thank you very much" and scuttle away with their tail between their legs.
Well, of course, whereas in the democratic West the banks have the governments by the balls.
Amazon next... please.
See wot I mean
quickly if bloody difficult.
Quite, attention to detail.
Why not hit the clowns where it hurts, take the money from their pension pot then enable those wronged to sue them for Misfeasance in Public Office.
Usual bollox spouted by management, it was ever so....
Lack of people with the skills they seek? No.
Inadequate salaries offered to those they seek? Yes.
"Microsoft was in the right place at the right time when command lines were superseded by GUIs,"
The GUIs were put together by Xerox before the hardware was cheap/powerful to support them.
Some years later Apple "appropriated" Xerox's ideas in the Lisa then and only then did Microsoft think they would have GUI too. Have you never heard of the court case, Apple sued Microsoft for copying their idea - they lost but for reasons other than it being an original idea by Microsoft.
Has Microsoft ever devised anything truly original?
By original I mean something Microsoft didn't buy in from an outside innovator. Neither do I mean something they developed after a smaller innovator got it first only for Microsoft to bludgeon them into insignificance.
It's their own fault
Surely the publishers have only themselves to blame.
In the case of the paper press the ads are embedded in the page, you see the page, you see the ads, it is one.
Now, for whatever reasons, publishers have chosen to implement online ads such in a way they can be easily removed. It is a analogous to those "inserts" the paper press put in their publications; the ones I drop into the nearest bin, the ones I don't hear them whining about me or anyone else discarding.
So, why do publishers expect the consumer to behave any differently just because the content is online?
If in doubt go to the act-
Communications Act 2003
Part 4 Licensing of TV reception
363Licence required for use of TV receiver
(1)A television receiver must not be installed or used unless the installation and use of the receiver is authorised by a licence under this Part.
(2)A person who installs or uses a television receiver in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.
(3)A person with a television receiver in his possession or under his control who—
(a)intends to install or use it in contravention of subsection (1), or
(b)knows, or has reasonable grounds for believing, that another person intends to install or use it in contravention of that subsection, is guilty of an offence.
In other words the crime is USING the tv to receive signals, not owning the tv.
I guess the ad-clowns would say editing your own hosts file to block their crap was illegal too.