17 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd April 2008 10:47 GMT
Re: Because of the unique way the BBC is funded.....
Perhaps before you go on your rant against 'idiots' who think you dont need a license to watch iPlayer... they are actually correct, and you are wrong.
As has already been mentioned, and can be confirmed with a quick look at the TV licensing site, you only need a license to watch live streams. Catchup TV is exempt.
Better luck next time.
I had a look at this in Currys recently, found it horribly plasticky. Felt very cheap and flimsy, where most other tablets have gone for the sleek, solid brushed aluminium-type look/feel. I think Sony's got this one wrong personally.
Prepare for another surge of Touchpads on eBay then... not that I'm jealous!
re: Gmail users stats
I think you got your sums wrong... 150,000 is 8% of 1,875,000, not 0.08%. So total gmail users would be 187,500,000. Which seems more plausible.
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The UK has no restriction on the use of the term 'engineer'. Unlike the US where it's a professional moniker, and you have to be a paid up member of a professional body to use it. Or so I'm told.
They think 28% coverage is a big achievement ...?
Only 28% of the population by 2017... so they'll still be useless for decades. The card is an epically bad idea, but if it was ever to work it would have to be a case of everybody having one. If only 28% have it, you can always say "no guvna, I dont have one, here's my (faked) [passport/drivers license/whatever]".
I've got a Humax Freesat HD box, nothing but praise for it. Was pushed into it by the appauling freeview reception where I live, but I'm really glad I switched over.
Not actually BT Vision that's at fault...
The article seems to imply that the device causing the problem here isn't the Vision box, it's the Powerline adapters. These are just 3rd party branded devices, not really BTs responsibility. They'll just switch vendor and carry on regardless. The problem was probably that BT went with the cheapest adapters they could find, rather than decent quality ones.
Actually, lets say both trains were travelling at a speed of 60mph (makes the maths nice and easy), then 1 minute before impact they would have been 2 miles apart; not so close really. It'd probably be wildly inefficient on a busy section of track to be segregating trains more than 2 miles apart...?
Mandatory disclaimer, I'm not a train network engineer, so this is a very uneducated guess.
Was going to get my girlfriend to bring me one of these back from hong kong (works out about £260), but having second thoughts if the Atom could give it a fair bit more battery life. But then I'd have to pay UK prices. Worth the extra £70 for the atom?
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