1413 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
Re: Changing times
Don't be so sure, I've spoken to a number of design agencies that are getting 'turned off' by public sector due to OJEU rules, which requires them to jump through the same hoops at the same cost to themselves to pitch for business, regardless of whether they have won contracts with the institution before.
It's the SMBs that will turn away eventually and not come back, leaving the large multinational corps to bid which effectively sets the stage for price fixing which screws the public purse, and the merry go round continues.
On a side note your level of ignorance of what is actually happening on the ground doesn't astound me as that is probably why you are anon. it's a feature designed in part to hide the true identity of ignorance.
Soon public sector will run out of companies to tender for jobs if they carry on with this attitude.
Well done to Buddi for backing out of that poison chalice. Usually this suddenly thought up requirement that gets pulled into scope at the last minute is the requirement that will kill a projects time frame and screw the awarded company making them take a financial hit. The reason a lot of government contracts are late or just written off usually starts because the civil servants in charge have fucked up the requirements so much and quite late into the contract, this is usually compounded by the awarded company not putting up a fight about it or using their exit strategy (there is usually an exit strategy as most civil servants could craft a water tight contract to save their lives).
And that's not even mentioning the complete failure that is Project Management in the public sector (typically numpty civil servants using PRINCE2 on an IT project, yeah it can work but there are better more efficient PM models to use).
Re: Well done
Worse than that, they have supplied the will, which presumably says that her 'estate' goes to the sons. All of your digital life should also be part of your estate, especially so if the deceased used money to establish parts of that digital estate.
My commiserations on the loss of your Mum.
Re: Horses and Stable Doors...
And it's for that reason that Governments probably haven't rushed to regulate it.
Yes it is scary. I think we have evolved the phrase "you are only 1 pay cheque away from living on the streets" to "you are only one financial market away from being a 3rd world country"
Re: Horses and Stable Doors...
Using this analogy, I'd say the stolen bitcoins are already catfood.
Also can we stop referring to Bitcoins as a currency, they are not, they are a commodity. If anything they could be used to back a currency like Gold was/is but you can't suddenly print more Bitcoins when you feel like it.
... too much money and a lot of time on his hands.
Re: Sad state of affairs
Thankfully I'm not paid for my writing or proof reading skills ;-)
Sad state of affairs
Unfortunately proof reading is a skill that seems largely lost nowadays, scarily I've seen PR people drafting press releases without any proofing what so ever.
""Furthermore, all of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the secretary of state, the interception and intelligence services commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee."
In other words, we don't give a shit, it's what we are paid to do, speak to the boss (someone pass me the teflon jacket).
Re: It's amazing
The most valid comment in this entire discussion, I'm now neither a denier or a believer, I'm the apathetic one in the middle.
Google is already in that space, well Android is. I'm upgrading my double DIN head unit for a 6 inch screen that comes with Android 4+
Google struck a deal with VW for similar although I'm not sure if they have rolled any production units out yet in their cars.
Apple already has widespread connectivity for music they just need to get iOS into the actual head unit now.
... what happens when one of the non-land locked states has the parade of ducks that fell of the cargo ship many years ago and now travel the high seas terrorising ship lanes, is it straight to defcon 5?
... for Kebab vans, cats breathe a sigh of relief.
Too little too late
Due to the way this has been handled the only message that seems to be prominent now is 'opt-out' if that stays true and the majority opt out then Shirley this project is relatively pointless?
As usual central government campaign and comms have gone the same way as their IT projects.
Re: Nintendo got the marketing wrong, not the console.
The only reason I would buy a Wii U would be so that I can play Lego City Undercover and that's because it isn't available on any other console. If I could find somewhere I could rent a Wii U I would just for this purpose.
Re: Interesting, but
Really! So it's a walk in the park for someone to change sex is it? Nothing to do with a mental, emotional and psychical struggle then?
A life event like that can make or break someone and ultimately will always shape the person they turn out to be, good or bad.
Would this not encourage crims to take more shots, whether via a bullet or a fist, at the coppers faces to disrupt the evidence recording tech?
Re: Why not just buy Flipboard?
Sorry, I had to downvote you, I use Flipboard and I like it, I don't won't Zuck & Co buying and destroying it.
Re: Wait, what movie?
Being released this Feb in the half term, looks fantastic, I'm really excited (I think my son is too), yes I am a LEGO geek.
A google terminator
Give me your
clothes staff, your boots patents and your motorcycle IP
"I suppose in defence of its removal there are only so many "I, for one, welcome" comments you could read."
No there isn't ;-)
So when you are talking about T-Mobile and the possibility of AT&T making inroads to Europe, I'm assuming that this would exclude T-Mobile UK? As they are now part of EE and the T-Mobile part is just a brand rather than a separate company?
I find the whole EE, Orange, T-Mobile ménage à trois a little confusing as a customer. I signed up with Orange thinking I'd get the same level of service I got from T-Mobile, alas no, I'm now counting the days I leave Orange.
Re: And if, in the event...
Perhaps this deal allows Samsung to develop Tizen without any patent problems from Google but still gives Samsung an open door on Android should Tizen not work out?
Re: The Bitmap Brothers
Sorry I can only give you one up vote.
I think I owned all of the Bitmap Brother games, I was addicted to the artwork. The Chaos Engine was my definition of Steam Punk back then.
Holland has similar laws as well, all in the interest of making sure a property is being looked after and not left to fall into disrepair. Very sensible laws if you ask me, shame there isn't a similar thought process for patents.
Re: Who wants a share, now?
What you mean someone invented the cure before they released the disease.
... if you could pay for one device and then share the connection with partner/friend/family on the flight using the built in phone/tablet functions, that would definitely make it cheaper than the extortionate price you know they are going to charge. I'm pretty sure that they would have thought of this and spent quite a bit of time locking down like the Mobile Operators did back in the day.
If latency is high then online gaming is not worth it, which to be honest is the only thing I would want internet on a plane for.
Re: Oh god - I can't get rid of this image
The film Strange Days springs to mind, 'nuff said.
I'll admit to liking Larry when I was younger as well, not just Larry though, I was a bit of a fan of most of the Sierra games, probably for the same reasons why I was a fan of the LucasArt point and click adventures as well.
My Dad was a computer consultant, so not only did we have a colour monitor but he'd also built a 5inch floppy drive so our household was probably cutting edge ;-)
Re: Phablet calling
Your edging towards philosophical now, the OP knows it to be true based on their experience, so in essence it is a fact to them, might not be to anyone else, bu they can still call it a fact as they perceive it.
Re: Complete Analogy fail - But Ill continue it
"Having to copy and drag movie files using the filenames is just awful in Android..." what are you using to achieve this?
I have a NAS which all the apps from all the devices get backed up too, so effectively creating an App library, I then use ES Explorer on all the devices to access the apk/movie file to download/install to the relevant device.
... after playing with a 13" Win8 tablet from Wiacom with the entire Adobe software suite on, I've come to realise how useful a tablet this size could be for work. The multiscreen option gets some use on my Note 2 but the screen is too small for the feature, I could imagine it being more useful on a tablet though.
Not quite sure how this size would go down in the home consumer market but for work I could do with something this size, the Wiacom version would be more suited to me due to it running windows software, shame as I like the Samsung connectivity options.
I can imagine...
... the call going out on the emergency services band, I bet they were falling over themselves to get to this shout.
I think his boils down to the fact that far more Android devices are sold on PAYG and they are the sort of users that tend not to increase their mobile spend by using data when out and about, they may be more inclined to use WiFi when available but I think it is more about the fact that even your cheap "I just want a phone to make calls and send texts" crowd will end up with an Android phone regardless of the features.
I always remember the day someone said to me I don't want a camera on my phone, my reply was, soon you won't be able to buy a phone without a camera. Fast forward a few years and replace camera with smartphone. Some of these stats are just completely pointless.
For clarity, I'm not an iOS fan and Android has it's faults, I'm currently using a Note 2, not because it's Samsung but because it has the S-Pen and I use it for that purpose quite heavily.
As someone else said...
... in another articles thread, the reason they aren't up in arms about it all is because the US nutures 'patriotism' like it's a cult, if you even question it then surely you must be an enemy of the state.
..."a broken clock that indicates the right time twice a day" I now have the tune by orbital swimming around my head, probably for the rest of the day.
"Pooing is natural but we still tend not to do it in public." unless of course you live in India where it is a way of life.
Re: Completely outrageous and totally unnecessary
We can definitely assume 1 Adult was watching it and unlike other parents probably did which is just plonking their children in front of the flat-screen childminder whilst they are in another part of the house, they may remember to send the kid to bed at some point in the evening.
Re: I own a load of Bitcoins
And to compound the problem, as soon as that high price is hit everyone will try to shed their coins for cash creating confidence issues with the commodity which in turn brings the price down.
I still don't understand why people are referring to it as a currency, from what I have read it has a limited number of coins in the algorithm so that makes it a commodity surely?
If I had any coins, I'd be drip feeding them into the exchange now for cash before it's too late.
Re: Yes, make Radio 1 DAB
That's got to be the killer, is all those listeners using their car radios. I need to upgrade my head unit soon and my primary functions need to be FM and Bluetooth if DAB is included I might have a play to see what it is like in my area but other than that I won't look for this feature at the moment.
Equally I'm not going to upgrade my head unit unless it gets damaged so it's now or never for DAB in my car.
... Google were lording it over us years ago.
I think that is the requirement for Scrap Merchants now, I know they have to be able to produce an audit of all scrap they receive and who from.
Re: iPad vs plastic trinkets
Not when it's out of reach of the child as stated in the article.
Are you sure you want to do that?
"When the humans arrive, the robots and the humans will work together in conjunction building habs, laying foundations, and working together in a tight relationship,"
Or more likely because they have been left alone for so long, the first humans that arrive will get an arse kicking and then the robots will issue an edict stating that Mars is theirs, stay away.
Oxymoron's on Twitter
Prime example of the type of idiots that Twitter brings out of the wood work.
The person complaining that they can't shop online by posting something on Twitter, I presume they are using the new telepathic tweeting facility rather than an internet device, you know, the sort of device that allows you to surf the web, which co-incidentally also has a few eCommerce sites on it.
... if you can get it, being paid by the government to play online games, they even have their subs paid for them!
I bet the 'de-confliction' team is really there to sort out disputes between NSA guilds rather than who is spying on who.
Re: Amid the predictable puerile jokes....
Quite a severe feedback response though if you press it, may result in a sore cheek and a possibility of ringing in the ears (maybe followed by a visit from the rozzers).
Smoke and Mirrors
Sounds like she is using the Google Glass case to divert attention from the speeding fine, which is the real reason she was pulled over in the first place. The original story states that it wasn't until the cop was talking to her and writing the ticket that the issue of the G-Glass came up.
Re: Update the firmware
Up voted just for the use of 'fuckety-bye' as soon as I read it I instantly thought of the In-Betweeners.
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