83 posts • joined Tuesday 8th January 2008 09:18 GMT
I smell an opportunity
1. Be a hard disk manufacturer.
2. Open a trading desk.
3. Control supply by stopping/starting production.
4. Buy/Sell options/futures.
5. Treat traders like rockstars.
6. Mark to market accounting.
7. Get employees to invest in own company (optional).
What could go wrong? ;)
People don't just whip out their laptop on a bus or the tube to watch a movie, it's just unpractical. It'll always been on longer train rides or planes where you can set it up comfortably and don't mind waiting 20 seconds for windows to boot. It would be better using the budget and space to provide a bigger, longer lasting battery.
Having sat in a data centre for 8 hours,ready to test, waiting for their operations team to figure out what they needed to do on the weekend before an exchange upgrade this comes as no surprise...
I for one welcome our new Google Overlords.
Sorry, can't post on slashdot.org at work....
At a bare minimum:
1. Log all access
2. Allow people to register abuse ala TPS
3. Revoke access for those found abusing the system
Although this is kind of closing the gate after the horse has bolted.
Sorry I've downvoted you. You imply that Ministers should be able to overrule the courts when they like, that's rather disturbing...
Sure it's not going to do Mr Johnson any favours in the court of public opinion but this is the right action to take.
> By Oliver Jones Posted Thursday 29th October 2009 13:30 GMT
>> "Spoil your ballet paper on election day. It's the only way to ensure none of the incompetent >> idiots get in."
> Errm, no, it's one good way to make sure your vote won't count! If you're just going to spoil your ballot paper, why bother going out to vote? Either way, the outcome will be the same.
The point of spoiling your ballot paper is that every spoilt vote is count and acts as a vote of no confidence in British politics
Unfortunately there's plenty of prior art in various tv shows/movies. I for one remember an episode of South Park where cartman sends a picture to Kyle while talking to him on the phone (without having to do anything more than take the photo).
Not what I expected
I know quite a few people who have had scratched disks and they *haven't* moved their console around while turned on. Unfortunately Microsoft refuse to replace the actual drive and instead you have to replace your games every month.
No, in the article he mentions that it took 150 years for people to realise the power of the printing press and asks whether it'll be 150 years for this. Strange way of putting though I agree.
If you had a 5-12 year old, would you let them on the internet unsupervised? Should they have a facebook at that age?
Although I agree with the sentiment.
Everyone has a friend who will miss call people so that others call them back and they don't have to pay a penny. Solves this problem, excellent!
As soon as the enterprise apps and support come out for the iPhone the Blackberry is going to be firmly seated in 2nd place.
The only real advantage that it can maintain is the physical keyboard but seeing as most people only tap out quick yes/no replies on the road this amounts to very little.
I suspect you're just trolling though and any apple product is a target :(
So not true... more than 50% of the developers I've met have absolutely raved about Microsoft products. It's a misconception that the idealists represent a majority of developers, just like users most just see it as a tool to get the job done.
... that you don't talk about statistics with your wife very much?
London would make no money from a £25 congestion charge
Because by now pretty much everyone knows how to avoid it legally at minimal cost. Same applies to the £8 charge.
It makes sense to scrap this as legal costs would just mount and Porsche would likely be the victors.
@Posts 1, 3 and 4
Or we could just you know not spend money on anything, no police, no NHS, no governance, no international aid... oh I could go on. Then we could all have fibre our our arses because it's clearly the most important thing we need. I just can't stand youtube taking 1 minute to load a video.
Lessons need to be learnt
It sounds like IT contracting firms need to learn from Railway contracting firms.
1. Offer to supply services at massively reduced prices to undercut competitors and win contracts.
2. Once contracts are signed re-negogiate contract and take government for as much money as possible.
Or maybe it's the government that has learnt from this.
Oh sorry wrong site for that.
To everyone who keeps commenting on how expensive this looks have you ever stop to consider that in a different country, say a country were the penalty for possession is more severe, it may be priced differently? No? I thought you hadn't.
Never had a problem with BT
Am I in the minority when I say I've never had a problem with BT? I can also say I've always spoken to someone with an english accent, within 2-3 minutes of calling and always had a fast resolution of any issue.
Moved in to a new house, phone sockets weren't working. Next day engineer comes out and fixes phone and rewires it to a more convenient position (free). Day after that engineer comes back to install longer lasting cable while being chastised by his manager (because the cable he used only lasted 50 years and not 75 years and they wanted to avoid engineer call outs in the future... go figure).
But the point is everything has been fixed.
The only time I've had better service is with LLU broandband in the old days when they used to take the whole line and not just the data part. The t'internet was running a bit slow so I decided to call Easynet up. Within *one* minute of calling they'd agreed to send an engineer to the exchange and less than two hours later they'd fixed the hardware down there (some other engineer had unplugged some of their kit).
True, but then we'd have to put it down as an expense on the balance sheet. I can almost guarantee this wont be paid for upfront and will instead be paid for over many years in the same manner a loan is repaid.
Please let EDS get it
I'm strongly opposed to ID cars and I think this would be the ideal way to kill the project and make it seem like a really bad idea to try again.
I recently purchased a laptop and considered Dell and Alienware. The price was reasonable but I couldn't get the combination of features I wanted. I also did my research and found out about the huge number of users that have problems with the build quality.
Why can't we just dedicate a portion of the spectrum to unlicensed stations?
Make it wide enough to fit 2/3 stations in and that should serve any local area.
Of course you'd need some restrictions to stop big players exploiting this free air space. Maybe a maximum range (so you can't blanket the country) so that it is local.