Don't you think the exclamation mark after every word for Yahoo! news items is wearing a bit thin now? It was a novelty the first time it was done, but now it is just bloody annoying.
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Not surprised at the result!
If I remember correctly, Samsung told the factory bosses that they would be visited for spot checks, and even WHEN they would be visited. That's a bit like telling a supected burglar that his house will be searched for stolen property by the police next Monday at 10.00 am. They certainly wouldn't find any stolen property, would they?
What a brilliant idea
Tell the world well in advance that you are going to inspect the factory so the factory bosses will have plenty of time to get the children out of the way so nothing untoward appears to be going on.
Surely it would be far better to say nothing and simply walk in unannounced!
What little hair he had left...
...was snow white. His skin was thick, dry, and deeply creased, the texture of screwed up leather, and his eyes were yellow. When he smiled, it was clear that he had long since lost all his teeth.
Interviewer: "Sir, to what do you attribute your old age?"
Man: "I drink 20 pints of lager, a litre of wine, and a litre of whiskey every day!"
Interviewer: "And exactly how old are you?"
Man: "I'll be 24 next month!"
It didn't work over here!
We have a similar law in the UK which came into force on July 7 2008 but the broadcasters have found a way round it. They digitally compress the audio in adverts. This means the measurable volume is no higher than the program volume, but they sound much louder to the human ear, so we still end up turning the volume down when adverts come on. I'd like to bet the USA companies will do the same.
Obviously, the banks won't lose out...
...but the bank customers will. If the banks have to foot the bill for the fraudulent transactions, those costs will be passed on the the customers by way of increased interest and general bank charges. The bank bosses will still get their millions in bonuses. TeaMp0isoN and Anonymous need to step back and look at these things using a little more common sense. Also, as already stated, the taxpayer will suffer, so if you rob a bank, you are robbing the general public!
"...or showing photos that might have a little breast exposed in them..."
What about if they show photos that might have a big breast exposed in them? lol
Really, Facebook, along with many other (dis)organisations need to drag themselves into the 21st century. Breast feeding is the most natural feeding method in the world, so why do some people treat it as porn? I don't understand their logic.
They must be joking!
"The firm will also take the opportunity to plug its Digital Home Support service, a £6-per-month remote PC maintenance helpline, "for those who need a little bit more help". A quarter of callers have a malware infection, Virgin Media said."
They can't even keep their email system running for a full week without it falling over, so there is no way in this world they should be trusted to help anyone to sort a computer out! And they have the cheek to ask for £6 a month? Hahahahaha.
For a company selling the most expensive...
...computerised gizmos in the world, you'd think they would have their stuff manufactured in humane environments anyway, instead of in sweatshops where the workers are paid barely enough to feed themselves. let alone feed their families.
The reason children have to work in those places is so the whole family can afford to eat.
Vodafone won't reactivate your account...
...unless you pay for more credit, even if you already have credit on your phone. How can they justify this? I had eight quid on mine , and didn't make a chargeable call within a 90 day period, so they barred out going calls. I phoned them and asked them to reactivate it after just 96 days from the date of my last chargeable call, but they refused unless I bought at least a five quid topup. I told them to stuff their service and asked for a refund of the eight quid they owed me, but they flatly refused, saying it was impossible to do this!.
I would never ever use vodafone again, even if they were the only mibile phone provider in the world.
Why don't they...
...leave the poor innocent monkeys alone and experiment with radiation on members of the UK government instead? Perhaps their behavioural patterns would change enough to make them consider the welfare of the general public instead of simply making sure their own pockets are well lined.
You said "Maybe I'm dumb but isn't electronic fraud easy to track. The money left account 123 and went to account 234 then off to account 345 then off to account 456."
Not really that simple, is it? The money that was in account 123 most likely gets drawn out as cash. How do you track it after that?
Not exactly the best design...
...for people with back or hip problems. No back support at all, so many elderly and/or disabled will simply fall off.
Then there is the problem of people who can't walk at all. From a normal chair, you can get them to an upright position, then sit them down into a conventional wheelchair. How are you supposed to safely and comfortably move them forward onto the seat on this machine? It would be much the same as trying to sit them on a small motorcycle.
@ Enough specific laws - Martin 6
You said "...the UK introduces a law banning cell phone calls while driving, but didn't include txting..."
Erm, Try using a little bit of common sense. It certainly DOES include texting! The law BANS THE USE of a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. If you are texting, you are using a handheld mobile phone, therefore it is forbidden whilst driving. Pretty obvious when you think about it, isn't it?
Not surprised to hear this
Kids and young adults walk along texting without being aware of anything going on around them. Young mothers with babies in pushchairs are the worst. They push the baby straight out onto the road in front of them because they don't see the road, then there is a blast from car horns and a screech of brakes as drivers try and avoid hitting the pushchair. Then the mother screams at the drivers telling them they should look where they are going, when it is the mother at fault.
I'm surprised there aren't more deaths and serious injuries from this.
Texting whilst walking should be against the law.
I really can't believe you posted that. Some people have barely enough money coming in to eat properly. Even if they had a computer given to them free of charge, many can't afford to have a phone line installed, or the monthly line rental, let alone the cost of broadband. Alternatively, where does the £40 a month come from for a mobile contract? There are a huge number of people who have too much month left at the end of the money.
It's time you joined the rest of us in the real world. Exactly what is your idea of a low income? It's obviously far higher than reality!