Thin Client, anyone?
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reg. "...Zuck will buy up competition". Spot on! I was wondering about the bit in the article that says: "...Mulley added that by 2040 "the majority of people on Facebook will be over 40" remark. That supposes that FB will still be around in 2040! Me thinks Zuck will see the change coming, milk the cow, buy something else and let FB die a quiet death, you know, like... Yahoo !
Just helping Dabbsy get 200 comments, oh and yes. Lived in France, Germany and now the Netherlands... Dutch DHL are cool plus they speak English too. German DPD tend not to ring and only speak Czech or is it Romanian... can't remember for French couriers, selective memory I suppose... Do remember the French Lettres Recommandées.. shudder to think at some I received! needed sunglasses to read the Bold Red 12pt type they used (icon because explosive)
"WhatsApp (/Signal/Telegram) calls are often used by people with a lot of international contacts"
Wholeheartedly second that! As wives are want to do mine talks a lot with her daughter, her mum too. Now as the inlaws all live in countries that once enjoyed Uncle Joe's benevolence its more than possible the some slurping is going on but as far as I'm concerned so be it... the wife's meat pie and cake receipes can be found on Pinterest anyway...the days of paying "Ouch that hurt" telephone bills is a fading memory.
@ Rose Compass. Up-voted, not because
1- 'failed' the 11-plus - check
2- 'secondary modern' (late 60s) - check
3- ...attended a comprehensive school in the 1970s, - check (well actually 3)
4- Medieval History - loved it so - check
"[Checked with a paper dictionary before submission!]"
Looking back on some of their verrrry old exploits I started seriously fretting about BOFH & PFY's future especially after reading this: https://qz.com/985808/your-it-job-is-at-risk-if-you-currently-do-these-things-for-a-living/ and then I thought, G̶o̶d̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶r̶s̶t̶y̶...W̶h̶a̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶L̶u̶n̶c̶h̶ "Nah! They wrote the manual" Plus, it says: “Strategic senior level jobs such as CIO or CTO roles won’t vanish, but with the organisation pyramid getting leaner, companies would require fewer managers to manage different teams,” ... Managers vanishing? Well, if that isn't Business As Usual with our favourite IT team...
"...the error occurred because Bing Translator has a crowdsourcing function – if a large group of people (he estimated over a thousand) suggest a translation, then it becomes listed as a possible answer"
Oh, so now it's the translators' fault? Blaming anonymous crowdsourcing resources is a lame excuse and just proves that:
a) Somebody or some “thing”, in the house that Bill built, isn’t doing their or its job, either that or they’re extremely naive not to have red flagged certain , say, TLA org sensitive words and let translations go through unchecked
b) Somebody or some “thing” at Bing Translator doesn’t check or clean-up the terminology base (MTs can do that today)
b) Some wicked, wicked trolls are pissing themselves with laughter. Imagine, today Daesh, tomorrow the Drumpf… the world (of Bing) is my oyster, and
c) That sarcasm and irony identification thing still needs working on.
Mine's the one with the copy of Slipknot's Iowa album in the pocket
@ IsJustabloke: HMRC say: Challenge accepted! ... Hum! HMRC might look to the German govt. who,having already a whopping budget surplus, have just thought up another idea to make even more money: p̶u̶n̶i̶s̶h̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶d̶r̶i̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶s̶s̶i̶l̶ ̶f̶u̶e̶l̶ ̶c̶a̶r̶s̶ Encourage people to buy electric cars.by adding a Green tax on petrol (Barrel price sinks; price at the pump stays the same)
Have to agree with one commentard. We're getting inundated with a mass of pointless, speculative space filling articles about what may, could, might happen to insular Britons/English if Brexit etc and so on. There's not even a "should" or an "in all probability" let alone, and God forbid, anything resembling an enagement to make it happen.
(nb. I say insular as opposed to those of us Britons/English on the other side of the water very merrily exploiting, uh benefiting from the EU).
Furthermore, and from a relatively safe distance of several hundred clicks away in Merkalland I can say that British politicians are doing us proud: between the Labour meltdown and the Tory skullduggery it makes the Borgias, the Medicis and the Game of Thrones look decidedly tame.
PS. Make Boris PM the hang, draw and quarter the conniving bastard.
From a Janner/Devonian heathen....Sterile debates with misleading claims from pompous gits... uh, sorry blotted confabulating buffoons make me so angry I could crush Brazil nuts with me buttocks... Of course its milk then tea and cream, then jam and just let me catch you putting butter on a scone. </sarc but not quite>
@Google. Icon says it all.... First Lewis Page + Comments
... then a Lester Haines special to round the day off to:
OK, I'll bite: Stuttgart 21, Elbphilharmonie, BER Airport are all in Germany, so the connection is what? Nothing to do with Swiss efficiency either but never mind, the French built quite a nifty theme park... about wine. Huh! Who'd a thought it: http://www.businessinsider.com/theme-park-for-wine-lovers-france-2016-5
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