Re: Can't blame him(?), it's worse than the 1st bubble.
"The only reason anyone sells stock is because they think the money is better spent elsewhere."
True. I sold a bunch of shares and bought a groovy sailing boat.
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I'm really sure I get the point of your post, but one way in that this console is not just a small form factor PC is the ability to flop down on the couch and just play, or watch, without the faff of having to think about a keyboard or mouse, or updating an O/S, or drivers, or changing a 1001 pointless settings that are there to satisfy people who would rather fuck about with aesthetic than be concerned with gameplay or story.
Not that I'd have an XBOX. I'm in the PS camp. Bring on the 5!!!!
Similar to the Gas and Electricity industries it's that bizarre situation where OfWat threaten the water suppliers subsidies if they don't make more financial and operational efficiencies. So £100 mil, gets spent on a programme of works which realises benefits or efficiencies of nowhere near that amount, but then the regulators get to trumpet that they are doing their jobs properly.
All the while the actual pipes are still majorly leaky, no opportunities (no matter how tenuous) are missed to dump more and more raw sewerage into the rivers and seas... and "customer" bills still go up.
Oh goody. If we're allowed to argue about the game can have the one where we discuss if Abby would have gotten the job done more efficiently and reduced her handicap at the same time by teeing off with a 1 wood rather than what looked to me like a shabby old 5 iron?
Brave do seem to be in it for the right reasons, but as the story says, the VPN market is crowded with providers; some good, but also many chancers and more disreputable providers playing both fast and loose with your data and your cash.
I've been with my dedicated provider for 4 years without issue, and they charge 50% less per month than what Brave want so I'll be sticking with them.
Ok, it's the regular 3 monthly "let's bash Capita" story. I'm totally all for that; but isn't there also an argument for saying that the Armed forces simply aren't an attractive career option for a lot of people, hence the lack of applicants?
I can't speak for everyone, but it's certainly not a pathway for life that either of my children entertained.
"Our technology is used to save lives and prevent terror and crime worldwide, and we remain confident that our conduct is lawful."
Standard boilerplate bulls**t. Notwithstanding that it is more than highly likely that they have sold their software to end users with the sole aim of being to profile, spy on and oppress their citizens or opposition targets; you would have thought that they would have put a bit more effort in to assure themselves of their legal position, rather than being just "confident" that their conduct is lawful.
Indeed. I couldn't care less about some celebutards being hacked, but you would hope that all Twitter admins are forced to only access core systems with keyloggers enabled as the same problem happened in a documentary I saw on TV called Jurassic Park...
"With the keychecks off, the computer didn't file the damn keystrokes ..."
I think you missed the point. The point is that as these products will now appear more expensive to the average US consumer due to the tariffs, then they will stop purchasing them. This in turn will hit the overall sales figure of the French companies in a punitive manner.
Trump is a child. I hope the vast silent majority of US people have the sense to vote more sensibly next time.
I've been reading El Reg for many years now and as far as I can understand it, there are somethings you never need to apologise for when responding in the comments...
1. Including any quotes by Douglas Adams in your post.
2. Including any quotes by Douglas Adams in your post when responding to a previous post that may also contain Douglas Adams quotes. And...
3. Whenever there is a story about a feck-off great new supercomputer, asking the "but can it run Crysis?" question.
Many moons ago I had a summer job working to support the preparations for a round the world yacht race. Part of the victualling for the yachts was providing them with catering sized packs of Angel delight. Once the race got underway I managed to snaffle a couple of spares to keep me going once back at Uni.
I did eventually manage to eat my way through it but with the downside that I've not ever been able to face it since.
I feel sorry for the hipsters in that they'll have to find a new thing with which to try to "one-up" each other to fill the void in their shallow gingham twinged lives.
I'd suggest they start with the fact that in the real world you can buy a box of Alpen or corn flakes, a couple of pints of milk, a bowl AND a spoon for under £6. The only thing it doesn't come with is a topping of needles pretension so I guess that's where it would all fall down...
"I would like to deeply apologise to the Chan family. I can only imagine the stress and pain they feel. I was taught to respect people of all races, and I will take the time to reflect on my actions and work to better understand the inequality that so many of those around me face every day."
Isn't this just the standard boilerplate apology due to being caught out? A better apology would have been to suggest that he is going to dig an 8ft trench, jump in it, and then ask a random stranger to fill it in with a digger.
"What the president of the US says/writes is important"
Yeah ok... if you say so. I think you'll find the enlightened 99% of rest of the world, including parts of the US itself, can see the Orange twat for what he is - and that is as an out of his depth childish bullshitter whose use of Social media is solely designed to deflect the absolute criticism he deserves. The fact that three years on, he still calls anything said about him "fake news" illustrates my point precisely.
If you think Trump and his family of suckling cronies have done anything worthwhile over the last four years to "make America great again" then you truly do deserve him as your leader - preferably on your own isolated island in the South Atlantic.
"Perhaps some flexibility in the law is required"
How quaint. The IRS isn't here to serve you. Why have multiple definitions when they can have a single one, tar everyone with the same brush, and then prosecute anyone who tries to have a mind of their own.
The strategy for beating HCL is by using their own strategy against them. Underbid massively on everything to win the contracts, dispute everything and then fail to deliver on anything that has been agreed commercially until the lawyers get involved; and then deliver late, below quality and over budget anyway.
Yes it's quite a quaint and charming rose-tinted view of the world isn't it to assume that the whole US Financial services industry is set up to do anything other than serve it's so called customers.
The US Financial sector is as blatantly rotten to the core as is its Legal and Political systems.
Yep. That's exactly the first thing that jumped out at me. I'm pretty sure it means that when you turn on their router you'll get 2 litres of wifi - guaranteed. Just like all of the other providers.
I'm with VM and I get 3 litres of wifi - guaranteed!! And a nice plastic measuring jug to keep it in.
Maybe it's just my misfortune or dumb luck of having had to inherit HCL on two separate ERP programmes for different clients; but my overriding experience of them as a company is that in terms of thought leadership, project/programme management and "feet on the ground" implementation skill and knowledge, that they are absolutely hopeless. Worse even than Wipro - and they have taken some beating.
My overriding view on HCL is that they get their contracts by always bidding low (which the end client accountants love) and then they try to actually make their profits via commercial disputes and by the overzealous issuance of CRs.
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