Re: Only a white person could think this would help
"Duh, there isn't one."
Spoken like a white supremacist!!! You mean things like the police targeting and killing black people isn't a problem for YOU...
52 posts • joined 7 Sep 2010
My chargeback refund was on a DEBIT card and not a CREDIT card. It's a common misnomer that you only have protection if you use a Mastercard or something like that. Now I cannot speak for the USA as often the rules there are quite different but in Europe chargeback is very feasible as I can vouch for. Perhaps that's a bad choice of word as several of the scumbag airlines are trying to fob people off with vouchers and basically cheat them out of their legal right to a refund.
Because it hasn't got all the way there yet. When that day comes I will stop visiting The Register, you can be sure of it :-D
Anyway it's fun to annoy the commentards who think they own the place because they have such a huge... post count ;-) Maybe that's some form of compensation for other issues?
"Others considerably more experienced in the field"
And there is a beautiful example of someone making wild assumptions based on zero information. How do you know what I do for a living any more than I would know what you do either? So I have 42 posts and joined in September 2010 - big deal ha ha. Doesn't change the fact that The Register is slowly turning into some weird tech version of the Daily Mail.
" it normally hovers around 270 but drops to 90 if the kids and missus is streaming stuff."
Assuming 1 missus and 3 kids that's 45Mbps per stream! Do they each run their own full size cinema with ultra-super-future-proofed-HD multiple screens??
"Annoyingly it ended last month so I've been back to 300Mbps"
What a whinging douchebag ha ha!! Honestly it's like a piddling competition for some people who I assume are lacking in other areas. Anything over 40Mbps is a luxury and mostly pointless. This "need for speed" is why the more rural areas are lacking in services while the cities are being flooded with pointless bandwidth.
Not ALL trains are running at 25kV AC. For example the Tyne and Wear Metro in the UK is 1500v DC and I remember as a trainee working in the substation watching the ammeters climb well past 1000amps.
I seem to remember that Holland is also 1500v DC which is why they bought locos originally built to work the Manchester-Sheffield route back in the early 70's.
So now all the selfish heavy downloaders will have nothing to stop them from swamping the networks. Anyone who agrees with this policy must also agree that the supermarkets remove the limit on bulk buying I guess?
I have personally known the hoarding downloader type who grab anything and everything "because it's there". I remember when one particular colleague ran out of disk space so just deleted gigabytes of zipfiles which he never even bothered to unpack or do anything with.
Already I have seen people moaning that they are struggling to work from home while at the same time all their kids are watching different things on Netflix at full HD quality. Not everyone lives in the city centre with gigabit fibre connections yet they all assume they can do what they want and some kind of black magic makes it ok :-D
I doubt that more than 20% of users on this forum are writing front-line code. Also how is making a quick comment on a forum the same as writing code anyway? All I see is a petty, pathetic asshole out to make a name for himself / herself over the most minor error. If this was an application letter for a job then perhaps nit picking makes a bit more sense.
So I run a small wireless ISP here in Ireland. One Monday morning got a callout from an important customer who actually was a family run property management company. When you are in this game property managers are the people to keep on-side. Luckily I live less then 200 metres from the office in question so not even a long drive to their office.
When I got there all the indoor equipment - PoE injector, switch, power supply, router was gone from the small comms cab which lived on the floor in the corner of the office. I Just burst out laughing when I found out that there was a new office in the centre of town and over the weekend the sons had taken all their stuff there including the broadband kit for the building which was in their office just leaving naked cat5 ends floating around that cabinet. The father had a different office in the same unit and was one of the most techno-phobic people you could meet so not really a surprise he didn't know what happened!!
First rule about any enemy in life - learn how to spell their name!
Secondly while what you say sounds wonderful in an ideal world - we are far from living in one. Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un etc would have orgasms at the idea of such technologies being ready for use.
"Indeed - LOTO (lock-out, tag-out) is your friend..."
Don't be so sure!! When I was just starting out as an electrical apprentice in the 1990's I went to the stores with another newbie to get two padlocks (one for each of us) so we could work with the 1500v overhead line safely using the locking out system. I tried my key in my colleagues padlock and it successfully opened!! So much for THAT :-D
@Cynic_999 - Because his skin colour has absolutely no bearing on his skill set - whereas being an ex-marine just MIGHT have an influence of how he thinks / behaves. I also didn't raise hackles about him being referred to as a judge for the same reason.
If you cannot see the difference between the two things then this is a sad reflection on your own upbringing. I was raised by a father who was racist, sexist, hated Jews and just about everything else it's fashionable to hate - and even I can see this is wrong.
I guess 63 thumbs up and only 2 thumbs down (as I am typing this) shows I am not the only one who thinks this way.
"Frankly flibble, I'm astonished that people who know you haven't punched you in the face."
If ever the phrase "anonymous coward" was applicable, I think this would be it. What an asshole you are - whoever you are. I reported this as an abusive comment and am disappointed that El Reg have done nothing about it. Typical keyboard warrior who probably wouldn't have the balls to say "boo" to a stranger in real life. Pathetic!!
Who says that the original seller didn't laugh to themselves when selling a "broken typewriter" for EUR100 and think "Sucker!!!" There is no ethics fail here in my view, just other people suffering from good old begrudgery.
Obviously it is a different story if people go doorknocking old grannies and con them into selling the family jewels for a fiver.
I run my own company and we are subjected to online reviews sometimes. All I can say is that review the customer posted about HRD was well mannered and not shitty in any way so really I don't see the need to flame the poor guy and blacklist his license.
We have had one or two people who WOULD deserve such treatment. One guy posted a really nasty and negative review simply because he didn't believe the good feedback we had (we are a small ISP) and at the same time emailed us asking to connect him to our service. I told him that there would be no way we would deal with him after that.
Another person who actually WAS our customer double posted a really unpleasant review and so I contacted them via email and said we would refund their install and a few months service and take back the equipment and call it quits. Their reply was that they had no problems with the service and didn't want to leave!!
So I know what a true douchebag review looks like and this Jim Giercyk was nothing but respectful.
"But it was back in 2005 that the first metallic meteorite was spotted by the Opportunity rover, which then nearly destroyed one of its drill heads trying to penetrate the object."
You then link to an article which states this is totally untrue!! They simulated it in a lab and didn't destroy anything on the actual rover. Even before clicking the link I was highly doubtful someone would be allowed to trash a drill on the Mars rover just for idle curiousity - unless their name was Howard Wolowitz :D
I also dont have any problem with refugees coming here.
Well I am going to assume that you are male then as you don't seem to be worried about getting sexually molested by any of Merkel's "guests". Also economic migrants (making up a large part of the influx) are NOT refugees!!
Germany actually has the potential to be great but frankly the whole VW scandal just caps off how it simply failed to make it happen. However as I have never been "down under" I will bow to your knowledge that Australia is a worse place to live than Germany ;-)
Spoken like a true German!! However I suggest you step outside for a moment and then look back through the windows and you will see what the rest of the world is looking at :-/
Perhaps you were thinking of all those flyers Merkel has been handing out entitled "GO TO GERMANY!!"
How can you use one turd to polish another? Not one ounce of glitter between them to roll this combined piece of shit in ha ha! On a side note I see Yahoo mail have decided that when you empty your spam folder they substitute their own video spam in it's place - thanks a lot for that :-/
Since when were white-tailed deer classed as birds? Proof the author did not properly read the original report which states the following in relation to the solitary commercial airline death:
"In 2000, an Embraer EMB-120 operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines hit a pair of white-tailed deer on its landing roll. The passenger in seat 3C suffered injuries and eventually died from an infection."
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