So do people speaking Arabic get 17, while those speaking English only get 16?
So it was Easter again, which means chocolates. Heaven only knows why.
Now we need truth in packaging.
The power of the 0.01%.
So…. bad programmer or bad programming language?
To say nothing of production line quality control ….
Russia Today is a Russian-government aligned/supported news web site. They don’t feature a LOT of stories, but instead focus on major issues (and some sports, particularly wrestling and ice-skating, which seem popular with their readers).
The site is becoming popular as a source of “alt” news, given the high levels of propaganda and fake news emanating out of the Western main-stream media. Being a Russian-government aligned site, they do push the Russian government’s point of view, meaning some people in the west don’t trust them.
Back in the 1970s, during the height of the Cold War Continue reading
I started paying attention to some of the ads the net throws at me… and detected some strangeness. So I took a deeper look… I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
So I paid someone on-line … and elected to let the bank send them a confirmation email (just to speed up the order process).
That worked ok. Then I checked my statement …
FEE: PAYMENT CONFIRM – EMAIL CH…..N F……..E ## R 1.05-
R1.05 to send an email? Seriously?
Don’t they have proof readers?
- Thank you
- I Love You
- I am very sorry.
I notice that Facebook is now measuring “responsiveness” from companies… i.e. how long a company takes to respond to a message posted on that company’s Facebook page.
Which in principle I suppose is not a bad thing… but guess what their benchmark is? I quote:
“Turn on the icon by responding to 90% of messages with an average response time of 5 minutes.”
Do they seriously expect every company with a Facebook page to dedicate four or five (3 shifts plus weekends…) people to monitor their Facebook page 24/7? What on earth where they thinking? Continue reading