Re: @Doctor Syntax
So ⅔ has nothing to do with brexit.
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I've worked with them. IT guys are a bunch of entrenched old guys blocking any moves to introduce new tech or processes just to keep them going till retirement.
DBAs unable to optimise their databases. OS guys unable to manage simple things like disk space let alone correctly configure kermal parameters. Whole place needs a clean out. Not saying that outsourcing is the answer but something needed to be done as the SSE business and hence their customers were essentially being held hostage by IT staff afraid to lose their jobs or learn new skills.
Let's make things really simple. You will never understand the struggles a fish faces because you're not a fish.. Does that make me fishist for making a statement based solely on your species.? You've misunderstood what the letters 'ist' mean at the end of sexist or racist. You'll never understand the struggles a homeless person faces because I'm assuming you have a roof over your head. Does that make me a person who DISCRIMINATES against homeless people? No it bloody doesn't. That's what sexist and racist means. I don't discriminate . I do my best to understand the others point of view while fully accepting that because of my gender and colour I probably won't fully get it. That's all I'm saying. As white males you'll never fully understand what females and non whites of any gender go through on a daily basis in their workplace. It's not meant to be a criticism. Its just a fact that you need to bear in mind when commenting on issues that you yourself are not directly affected by.
Wrong. I never said you can't do something because of colour or sex. What I said was that you won't 'get it'. As a male I'll never fully understand the discrimination that women face. As an able bodied person I'll never fully understand the issues disabled people face . That doesn't make me or anyone a bad person. It's simply the reality of the world. If you haven't taken a step in another person's shoes you will never fully understand their struggles. Hence why most of the comments here will be made on the basis of not fully understanding the issue.
Ridiculous comment. It's not a simple equation about John and Jane. You need to look at the hiring policy over a period of time.
John works for oracle. He's an Oracle Financials consultant. Oracle find they need more consultants so they go on a recruitment drive and employ 3 more people: Jack, Amit and Jane. All 3 have equal skills. Amit and Jane are paid less than Jack; Amit because he's brown and Jane because she doesn't have a penis. What's more after a year in their new roles Jack gets a larger bonus. Now prove that Jack is the more productive person. If you're white and male you'll never get it. I'm brown. I work for oracle. I get paid less than my white counterparts. I always have in every company I've worked for. Fact. If I try to do anything about it I'll get a reputation for being difficult and will probably make things worse for myself. Those women in the US should be congratulated for being brave.
UK born is irrelevant. If you're based outside the UK then why on earth should you have a say in a country where you do not live? Defense, health, education, national security etc of the UK does not impact on you. It does impact on those that live and work and pay taxes in the country in which they were born.
Are you saying we shouldn't piss on a dead man's grave or that it's too soon to do so?
The article called it as it was. Is there anything misleading in it? Are there any factual inaccuracies?
The guy was a mean bastard who created some neat tech. But to get where he eventually reached he pissed on many people and the article simple makes sure people understand that.
Factory reset when you land. With android it takes just a few minutes once you have WiFi to get back to where you were. With nova launcher even my user experience can be restored from a backup.
I'd love to see the expression on the immigration officer's face when he switches on my phone and has to configure it from scratch only to find there's nothing on it.
Money has to come from somewhere so why can't a tiny amount of the normal ad revenue be shared with Mozilla and any other developer of web browsers?
E.g. I visit CNN. An ad is displayed. CNN get paid a small amount when someone clicks on that ad but a small percentage of that payment also goes to the company that developed the browser that allowed the user to visit CNN in the first place.
Fine so when theres an article about MS that you need to comment upon feel free to talk about your experiences....until then this is about bashing Oracle. Not all oracle is bad. I work for them and there are people here who genuinely care but unfortunately we get let down by the less caring bastards higher up the food chain
Locks are one thing but Nest also want to be in the security alarm business and for that you need both the product and the installed to be EN50131 certified. It's a legal requirement. Check the small print in your contents insurance. I've just lost 8k worth of shit from a burglary 2 weeks ago and found my contents were not covered for precisely that reason.
Does nest comply with EN50131; a legal requirement in the UK. Plus the installer must also be EN50131 certified so you can just buy these off Amazon and install away not if you want to be covered by your insurance. A cursory google shows only a few select insurance companies in the US that will cover a home protected by a Nest system
I find it amazing how difficult it is for some peoplw to say no.
As soon as any retailer starts the sales pitch within a few spoken words i just interrupt and say no thanks. Sometimes the poor sales chap might start the 'lets scare the crap out of the buyer' by stating that the warranty is only for a year and that after the warranty period.... Blah blah blah to which i respond with the sales of goods act which says that the item being purchased needs to be manufactured to a reasonable standard etc. Basically it means that while you might expect a 1 year warranty for a toaster that cost 50 quid to last a year, a flat screen tv that cost 1500 is expected to last a lot longer e.g 5 years. I think its one of then reasons John Lewis gives free 5 year warranties not because they're nice people but because its deemed a 'reasonable' period of time for an expensive product to last.
Was a big fan of the whole idea of Uber but these guys need to be shut down now. They had their chance to show what they could do but they've failed at every opportunity given to them. Rapey drivers. Sexisim in the workplace. Devious software in their apps. Top management looking at private files of a rape victim. Top management not giving a shit about their drivers and now keeping quiet about a major data breach. Fuck em.
There are a number of examples of plot devices in sci-fi that have become or are becoming a reality. Cloaking devices, tractor beams, teleportation have all been demonstrated on the micro scale.
Robots themselves were envisioned long before they became a reality.
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.......
Asimov ended up with 4 laws not 3.
A robot may not allow humanity to be harmed nor through inaction etc with adjustments made to the other 3 laws.
Allows robots to let individuals come to harm if by doing so less harm comes to humanity.
E.g if a robot saw Monsieur Trump about to fall off a cliff it may let him fall
Just returned mine after 13 days.
Pcs (win7 and win10) wouldn't recognise the phone via USB. Had to use Google drive to transfer files.
Camera was shit under anything but ideal conditions.
My 2016 Mercedes wouldn't recognize the phone via usb.
My new Sony MDR 1000x headphones had trouble connecting via Bluetooth.
Random app crashes.
These reviewers need to use the phone for more than a day or two to properly evaluate it.
First and last time I'll be trying OP.
>> Should we go easy on murder and pedophilia because of that?
There's certainly a case for going easy on pedophilia that hasn't been enacted upon.
In German if a guy thinks he might abuse a child but has yet to do so he can go and get professional help in complete confidence. No one other than his therapist will know.
In the UK if a guy admits he has such feelings he's put on a sex offenders register and publicly 'outed'.
There's lots of evidence to suggest that some of these feelings are related to obsessive compulsion disorder and lots of people who have OCD are afraid of talking about those feelings in case they get themselves in trouble.
Not always practical.
I fly Heathrow to Canberra every 5 weeks. Choices are a 36 hour door to door trip with BA or a minimum of 42 hours door to door using alternative airlines and/or airports.
Agree it's not the best airline out there. I don't get upgrades and other airlines have about an inch more leg room but I get to where I need to go in a reasonable time with very little time spent transiting. 40 minutes at Singapore.40 minutes at Sydney. Alternatives are KLM, Lufthansa or Emirates etc who all faff around in Dubai for hours on end.
As for prices.
BA charges me around £950 to £1000 each time. Price stay fairly constant. The others are around +/- £100. Virgin are £300 more expensive. My Luggage always gets to where it needs to. Never had a problem in that regard.
People tend to jump on the bandwagon and knock companies like BA whenever they can but there are also other considerations such as safety.
BA were rated 4th safest airline earlier this year. KLM 12, Lufthansa 13, Virgin 18, Air France and Emirates didn't even make it into the top 20 and to be honest in this current climate of fear I personally stay clear off all middle eastern airlines which probably makes me a racist :(