* Posts by James

6 publicly visible posts • joined 22 May 2007

BP snips IT contractor rates


Erm... what?

"Cutting contractor rates is a common way to cut labour costs instead of making people redundant. It runs the risk of irritating all your staff rather than just upsetting the people you lay off."

I don't see how. In fact, most of the permies I know would be very happy to see contractors' rates reduced by 10%.

iPhone passwords not worth the paper they're written on


A(nother) workaround

This doesn't work on my iPhone - the reason being I've set mine to bring up the iPod when double-tapping home. All you get by following these instructions on my iPhone is my list of songs, which you can listen to if you so choose. Pressing Home again returns you to the Emergency Call screen.

Agreed the particular bug highlighted above should be fixed though.

That 'Elderly Persons' sign: Can you do better?

Paris Hilton


A quick Google shows Kyphotic means "a common condition of a curvature of the upper spine". Hell, that's even from Wikipedia. Not hard to track down.

Paris because, well, humps...

NZ judge saves girl from bloody silly name



Surely, "Talula No Longer Does The Hula From Hawaii"?


Cable and Wireless left cableless by double line break

Dead Vulture


Shurely shome mishtake?

Virgin Media still claiming no usage limits


Make your mind up

In the same story, you lambast VM for claiming on the website they have no usage limits but admit "Virgin doesn't apply monthly download limits"...