37 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd January 2008 12:16 GMT
Re: Typical government wonkery expecting ideas to drop in their laps for a fistful of dodgy notes.
err... did amanfrommars actually just make sense? And also get sarcasm!
Re: It’s called capitalism. We are proudly capitalistic. I’m not confused about this
You can't mix the two up, they are the same - laws are there to protect our moral standards!
As a society we think it is immoral to steal/hurt other people - that is why we have laws to protect us (from the immoral people).
If someone is following the law, but we think they are still being immoral that means that the law need to change to reflect our standards.
Re: Hurry up Valve..!!!!
Re: 3% VAT
VAT is what consumers pay - not businesses. As a consumer in the UK we have to pay 20%. The businesses job is to pass this 20% on to the government where bought, so in this case Amazon will be giving that 20% direct to our government. This has nothing to do with Luxembourg.
The VAT on ebooks and not on books issue is annoying though.
Re: Hmm. Coincidence?
Awesome. I suppose then Google could buy Skyhook and have the pre-validated patent too!
Re: atheist 'sense'
You are tying to get us to understand from your point of view, which is a good thing - if more people tried to understand others viewpoints we would probably all be better off.
However the first thing you do is attack a group in exactly the same manner as others - "They do not appear to realise that atheism gives one no way to determine either". How is that any different from someone outside of Islam from insulting Muhammad?
Just because an atheist doesn't have a religion to tell them what is right or wrong, doesn't mean they do not know. Not everyone has to be told these things!
I think someone may be getting a little confused...
Fracking isn't about geothermal energy, at least not in the minds of the greenies - it is about shale gas (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing)
Re: Why can't you use your package manager?
"Ninite may become redundant in future" - that will also depend on how locked down Microsoft's store will be...
Can a thief not now steal a Bike, scan the code, then find out where the owner lives and as they are not at home go and rob the place?
Re: Server-Side Copy
"The Orwellian-sounding National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications " - surely if this was 1984 that would be the National Office for Sexual Liberation?
Coat is already on...
but will it get http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/26/ipad_fleshlight_design/
and all 5 of them are here to downvote you...
As well as letting the reader know that it is valid
It could be useful to let the user know that they have just been read!
+1 for 'The Constructificator'!
Android is available on multiple device form factors/hardware specs etc... but even though Android does a very good job of allowing your app to run over all of these you still need to put some work into supporting if you want 100% coverage, especially in a game. Can't really expect a magic wand to suddenly make your app run over everything.
Also @AC: RE: RE: Jeez
If you left your door open and someone came in and stole your stuff, do you think your contents insurers would pay up?
There are two issues here, which some people seem to be missing....
1: Collection of SSID/MAC addresses for use in Wi-Fi location-based services.
2: "Accidental" recording of user data sent un-encrypted .
I don't think anyone can have a real issue with 1, but the debate in about number 2. It is wrong to steal poeples data - this could well include usernames and passwords!
Although personally I think that browsing the intertubes via un-encrypted wireless is pretty much the same as shouting down the street - anyone within range can hear you, so you probably shouldn't tell them something you don't want them to hear!
Fedora 12 has made a start on this with KSM: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KSM
"Allow KVM guest virtual machines to share identical memory pages. This is especially useful when running multiple guests from the same or similar base operating system image. Because memory is shared, the combined memory usage of the guests is reduced."
Not quite the same as just enough OS for the required app - but a start to share all the common bits of the OS...
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