1448 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
Re: entertainment console lacking entertainment
It was a stupid business model anyway. They should be commissioning content from production houses not building up the infrastructure to make their own, far too many overheads involved that come with too many risks. Content providers the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Xbox should stick with just comissioning gives them more flexibility and less production risk.
Wankers the lot of'em... that is all.
Re: But the demanding public need to know...
This thread seems more about willies than Ikea and street names.
Childish I know...
... but the graphic in the article looks like 'Hotel and wellness' means getting a hand shandy from a masseur, no doubt that would definitely lend something to wellness.
The next step...
... is too blur Blair entirely, anything that takes him out of circulation is good in my book.
So you are basically proposing a real life size version of Scalextric, can the drivers stand by the side of the track with a trigger controller ;-)
Re: Exact Change
Looks pretty scary to me, especially if they are using them in a ballistic manor. One route master double decker launched on the steam catapult at your enemy, maybe fill it with school children because they are a nightmare on public transport in packs.
(I mention steam catapults but I can't remember if they were being installed or not).
I'd be more impressed...
... if it was designed to jump off the baggage carousel and barge it's way past people, would save me having to do it.
Re: I know it's geeky
You should have saved that one for tomorrow because I have a really bad Monday careless attitude going on today. (which means the wife will hate me and my son will love me this evening).
I know it's geeky
But is there any photos of inside the 'pod' and a spec of what it can do etc.
Re: Define "drone"
"Would it still be a drone if controlled directly by an operator using a live feed from a camera?" That would also apply to the military use of drones as well then.
I think you need to recognise that the use of the word drone in modern language means a semi autonomous vehicle that has an operator for remote use (or words to that effect). We tend to bastardise our words once the media has got hold of them (e.g. hacker, what it means now isn't quite what the word originally described). Sorry what I should have said was the media bastardise our words and batter us with them so much that their original meaning ends up being lost.
Re: depressing lack of common sense/base scientific knowledge
Just a couple of critical questions... what colour are the beans and what magic do they posses?
Re: Here's a REAL opportunity for Apple...
Are you leaving...? Don't suppose you're going past the shop are you, I'm feeling a bit peckish...
Depending on how much of a geek the student is...
... this could be the nearest he'll ever get to one.
If you don't want to buy another rucksack the Gorilla from Power Traveller also has an optional fold out solar panel that you can attach to your rucksack to charge the hefty 6 x 3500mAh with a range of 5V - 24V and has enough connectors that you can charge more devices than you would want to take to a festival. We have a complete ban on buying any more rucksacks, I'm drowning in them.
Probably one of these most used bits of kit in our house (besides the devices that have been used and need charging of course).
Love the quote...
... about it not being endemic, bollocks I say, this is exactly the right word to use for something all public sector organisations seem to do, pour very rich gravy and see how many companies come flocking for a slurp in a non-risk way through a badly written contract.
Nuke'em from orbit it's the only way to be sure...
I agree, something I always noticed as a kid is how violently fast doors close in Star Wars, I think it even produced a couple of nightmares. No doubt Harrison will probably be suffering from similar now.
I wonder how HGTG Marvin would describe the Star Wars doors, they are hardly depressing ;-)
Re: non story
"Does your head actually think the thoughts you write, or are your fingers connected to some random thought generator?"
I think his arse cheeks are wrapped round his head which might have interfered with his thought processes, it's the only explanation I can think of for the crap he just spewed forth.
Sound is already captured separately so this wouldn't affect them at all. The only time it becomes a problem is for journo's doing news pieces where they tend to record sound on camera rather than separately, it just means they have to record sound to camera and dub it over later which just adds a bit to turn around time for quick news items.
Re: Great idea
Indeed, I won't be surprised if one of the teams names it's system Skynet.
... pressure can be brought to bear on anyone who doesn't do as they are told, let's face it we are talking about an organisation that can operate well above or below the law as it sees fit, sounds like too much of a conspiracy, but then so did rendition flights but they happened.
I'm not saying they do this of course, I'm just saying don't rule anything out when talking about GCHQ and pals, they have a lot of resources available to them.
Re: Also available...
Nothing new so to speak, Above and Beyond had this, but unfortunately it was the early days of this genre and it was competing with EVE as they both launched at similar times. Unfortunately EVE had better graphics which means Above and Beyond had to shut down due to lack of players, I think everyone got a free transfer to EVE if they wanted it.
Shame really Above and Beyond had a lot of potential and given time could have been really good.
You missed a trick, the Sky EPG and services are great when I use my phone to control the box. It's very rare I use the remote or on-screen EPG/Menu nowadays (agree they aren't great), probably the one thing I'll give Sky kudos points for.
You said you notified them before publishing the article, what time frames are we talking? I was just wondering whether it was a good month in advance of the current date which would correlate with the outage on their network which you also reported on?
Probably because they have taken this shot just after the grinder was switched off, hence the small amount of dust and the lack of tense muscles. To take the shot while it was on would be a nightmare has there would be too much dust and other issues interfering with a clean shot. Don't need an IT angle it's bootnotes, of which I hope she is wearing some good safety ones.
Does remind me that I need to get an angle grinder though...
Re: Any word...
Thanks Neil :)
... on when the Android version is being released?
Pass it around
So as far as accounting goes, Apple can pay this using the award money from Samsung and Samsung can use the money that Apple pay them for chip production to pay the award the court have applied.
So nobody seems to have really lost out here, Peter and Paul both seem to be quite solvent still.
Why would Google want to sue, they don't sue Samsung for manufacturing phones with the Android OS. Google know that their concept will result in a raft of similar products, but if all those similar have Android on them then Google wins through sheer market saturation again.
For Google the hardware it develops is a necessity, it's a vehicle for it's software and if it's software is everywhere then they will achieve dominance, perhaps they thought that MS got something right and have adopted a similar principle. The parallels between the 2 companies are becoming more apparent every press release.
Re: Unikitty sez
I second that awesome-ness
That technique is probably lost on most blokes then. If I have to hunt round the shop I'm usually oblivious to everything else except the item I'm looking for.
Re: Bitmap Bros...
I think it was more to do with the different chip sets rather than the OS. Obviously Workbench was quite quick but again it was helped by the chip architecture, good ole Denise and Paula (I think there were others but I can't remember their names).
Commodore were in the process of developing a next gen RISC architecture for the new machines but I think that was around the time they went bankrupt (that may have been part of the reason they went bankrupt). I'm sure someone has time to Google that and correct or fill in the blanks.
... still the golden age of gaming in my book, I miss my Amiga...
Re: Ahh the WWW
I prefer 3 dub, it's even faster.
Re: What it is right...
There is only one pool god, prince of the planet potters and his name is Dave Lister.
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.
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