243 posts • joined Tuesday 17th April 2007 11:42 GMT
Re: just like the phone numbers
And of course they allowed Londoners to dial short codes just the '7' or '8' . I remember this well as my number started '845...' . You can imagine the calls we got. Well planned.
1000's unable to locate "off" button
I enjoy these responses as well. It does show a sort of underlying addictive personality, incapable of managing a potentially addictive situation. Other examples, "never had a joint as I would become an addict", "I'd love a pint of real ale but i don't want to become an alcoholic", ...
Perhaps the education system needs to include some sort of assertiveness training, teach that "choice" is not a bad thing and can be managed. Otherwise you have the situation that everything not prohibited is compulsory, and that we know is a joke, racial stereotype joke, but a joke.
How few is still a "load"?
"...Aren't there a load of recent Nokia customers ..."
I'd venture there's not "a load of recent Nokia customers" in any state, given there's not a "load" of recent Nokia customers.
"OAPs get their licence paid for by the government. Have done since 2001"
Somewhere maybe but not here in the UK.
Re: Dont have 3G...
I never understand this, how will 4G help streaming at the consumer end?
It takes 10 mins to watch 10 mins of video, as long as the connection can supply the content fast enough to keep the buffer full any excess bandwidth is irrelevant. It only helps d/l times or possibly latency, neither of which are a problem for most people on 3G, assuming the cell/back haul is not congested. There is no reason to believe that the level of cell and back haul congestion will differ between 3G and 4G. Is the suggestion that people want HD content on the microscopic screens of their phones? Who watches video on their phones now? Who has the time? Can someone explain what the great new apps are that will benefit from more bandwidth on a mass market mobile platform? One that wouldn't be satisfied by a proper build out of the 3G network.
An chance for transcripts of these confabs? I read a LOT faster than I listen.
Re: @Reading Your E-mail
"find ways of evading tax ", is against the law. What has been discussed here is paying the legally required tax according to the law of the land. There is no right or wrong amount, just correct or incorrect. This is not a moral issue, it is a legal issue. If you want to make it a moral issue I suggest that you look at living in a theocracy. I understand there are several in the middle east that would provide examples of what it's like.
Re: I've got a LinkedIn account
Like most things, if you can't figure out anything useful to do with it, you probably don't need it.
All the 30GBP does is allow you to be a bit more aggressive in finding others, it really does little to make you more visible. So unless you are a stalker or recruiter, then you will not be interested.
As for the 1995 UI, I like it, it's a menu system designed to run with a mouse, an environment that is familiar to it's target market. Since Linkedin isn't encumbered with a need to present content to neophytes to earn money, it doesn't need to emulate the current fad of Fisher Price interfaces.
Re: Don't forget we're late to the party
So they are not usable for voice, or stay powered up all of the time and deplete the battery even faster.
Re: What's the point of 4G...
Remind me, how fast can you watch a video or listen to a sound track? I always assumed that you would never really need more speed than the bit rate of the content plus a small buffer, but what do I know. Or is it to consume a very large webpage on a 4" screen. Or is it not about "mobile" at all. Do the Telcos have any idea what will drive 4G (other than marketing and a few "new means better" sheep)?
Re: Emulation or Simulation?
Emulation, actually we are talking about simulation here as the firmware in the Intel chip is untouched and all of the work is done by x86 instructions not firmware instructions, is much simpler for the base S360 (little changed since the 1960's) architecture.
MCP runs natively on 48bit word machines with hardware typing per word, S360 is 32bit untyped. This means it's perfectly acceptable to do integer instructions on character strings on a S360 machine and impossible to do so on the MCP machine. So there must be a "type byte" per word holding the typing info referenced by the execution simulation for each instruction.
The Univac case is a bit more complicated as the base architecture is IBM 7000 series (the one that preceded S360) and uses 36bit words and, interestingly, 1's complement binary arithmetic. That's the one that has two representations for zero (plus and minus).
Both of these represent considerable barriers to fast simulation since there is a mis-match at the fundamental storage architecture. I've looked but been unable to find any papers on how these problems were overcome.
S360/370/Z all share the same base storage architecture, 32bit words, two's compliment arithmetic, which is shared with the x86 family as well. I'd be very surprised if a simulation of S360 was not considerably quicker than either of the Unisys architectures.
Re: It's a start
Same here. The ICS upgrade just gave it another couple years life, time for the "trend" in wall sized phones to die off. I'm waiting for a decent watch to drop below 40mm too, living with a 36mm Oris but may have to spring for a 15 year old Omega as an upgrade.
Re: It's a start
It runs ICS, what's the problem? The old model, X10 Mini, with a 2.5" screen was even smaller but did run an old version of Android and not upgradable (128mb of RAM) so not so good.
Re: This is the review about DABs radios?
Because when the government decides DAB is the dominate radio service, FM will be de-licensed and the spectrum sold off. All FM radios become junk, including the one in your car. The UK will be left with a national radio infrastructure determined to be inferior by all other European countries, who use later standards for digital radio and generally continue to support FM.
And your Mum is counted as a DAB user in the race to kill off FM. Tell your MP that you either want DAB+ or FM but preferably both, if not both then FM is fine. The receivers are cheaper, use less energy (by design, not an implementation issue as discussed earlier) and sound better than DAB. Ask yourself, who benefits from a switch to DAB? If you or your family are not on the list, then don't support it.
Re: Standard Chartered
The Fed case was slow rolled but now they will have to act or look like the FSA. Expect the Feds to act on the excellent e-mail evidence of SC's planned deception, that part is criminal and could gets Sands some time in the clink. The BoE is on SC's side of course, ass-holes to the end.
Re: But they have nothing else
You missed the point, it's not that a "sales guy" cannot be the MD, it's that the companies tend to go to crap when they are. Everybody gets blamed except the culprit and the end result is a cheap sale of the assets to someone smarter, while the "sales guy" jumps ship as he has seen the forecasts. I've worked for "sales guys" too.
Re: Forget the broadband, BT please fix the numbers
Yes and BT are complete idiots regarding these allocations. When I lived in London my first number was 845x xxxx, guess what happened on a regular basis. Not only that but the specific 0845 number was allocated to a company who called parents to report a kid not in school. We were reported to the police regularly for making "spamming" phone calls. After the first few times the woman who did the phone stuff for the Met knew us and just binned the complaints. BT's position was, tough, if you don't like it you can have another 845 number. They could have but refused to tell the company using the 0845 number to not put a number in the CLI field as their number was out-going only anyway.
Note for the pedantic among you, yes the 0845 number would have an additional final digit, which if you fail to dial the "0" is ignored, the resulting number was the 8 digits of my London number. Well designed BT, "useless" is the kindest thing I can say.
Not to mention 36-bit ones complement data structure
"The full Xeon line for MCP will happen sooner, but it will take a few more years to do it for OS 2200, which has a totally different I/O structure and which has some more demanding batch workloads."
As the basic architecture of the 1100/ 2200 series is even less like the x86 than the B6500... structures, it's going to take them a while before they get to I/O system emulation.
Check the 1100/2200 series wiki -
Are you sure?
" ... essence of what people liked about Symbian ..", great, what I liked was the week long battery life. Just how do I go about making my Android phone do that?
Hope ICS is better at changing SIMs than 2.3
Certainly hope that ICS has a better response to a new SIM than the current Android 2.3 in my Xperia. When I swapped in a TruPhone SIM for a trip to the States, Android when senile, forgot lots of things like all the short cut folders on the UI. Also asked some pretty stupid questions, like do I want to delete all of my contacts. Apparently 2.3 thinks a SIM swap is a big deal.
Re: Samsung Galaxy Y
SE Mini and Mini Pro - 7.5cm screen, comes with Android 2.3.4, Sony have committed ICS for the phone (if you want ICS on a 500mb, 1gHz handset)
Currently available for a bit over £100 SIM free.
Re: Deja vu all over again
Interesting. Tell me how do you know " the versions of dotnet I need"? Is their a magic Windows dependency tool I don't know about?
You need to lose the DK passport. Remember when SE taxed everything? I do since I was working in London among dozens of SE citizens all living outside SE. I wonder why?
" If you're abroad for something along the lines of more than 340 days in a year you don't pay income tax anyway ..."
A US passport carrier always pays US taxes. Income and CG. You only can avoid state tax since you are not resident but if you maintain a property in some states you pay state tax too.
Where are the handsets/tablets that will use this new bandwidth?
So EE gets it's way and rolls out LTE at 1800. Who has a tablet in their hand or handset in their pocket that can use it? Or does EE expect me to buy a shiny new one just to access a faster download when I happen to be on a motorway or in London?
Me too, installed, went to settings to move the app to SD, found that not only the app but also the data were in the phone memory and not movable. Uninstalled. Never actually tried the app, if the developer is so arrogant , stupid or lazy as to demand all of the primary memory for their use, I'm not interested.
I agree, funny way to run a business. You buy a Sony TV and spend X, Sony spends X+Y supplying the TV. Perhaps they think they will make up the difference in volume.
They need new accountants, I understand there are some previously employed by Olympus available.
Re: Conspiracy or Cock Up? or buying a cheap patent portfolio?
You seem to think MS are interested in Nokia as a running HW company. I think you will find you are mistaken. Nokia have a huge patent portfolio related to mobile which will, under the leadership of Elop, not be disposed of during the decline. MS will use some of it's cash to acquire the portfolio and Nokia will be no more. Makes sense if you are a lawyer or an accountant.
Re: It's not about the price. Right it's trying to keep the functionality you already have.
Ex Centro user here. You are "stuck" with the best set of PIMs available. Any of the so called "smartphone" PIMs will disappoint when compared to the 10 year old Centro apps. I eventually went Android only because I was fully Googled and the integration was excellent with Gmail and Calendar, but not perfect, Android calendar still does not differentiate multiple calendars in the display and generally the Calendar app is rubbish compared to the Centro, especially if you often change time zones. The Symbian apps come closer but unless Nokia comes to it's senses those about to be lost as well. BTW, HP dumped the Palm PIMs on WebOS so it was rubbish as well. Just what happens when the target stops being the actual user and becomes marketing to the world.
Re: Re: Upgrade the software, not the hardware
Actually it only means that they will have a more refined output from the model. If the model or data are wrong the result will be a finer grained error, not an improvement in the quality of the forecast.
Doesn't anyone on this forum know anything about modelling?
Re: @Graham Dawson
You got data, you got a model and you got a verifiable result, weather. If the data are good and the result is wrong, this would suggest the model is wrong. you don't need to know how to improve the model to validate it. That's the trick with modelling, you can tell when you are wrong without actually knowing why.
Seems the Met's problem is admitting the model is bad, so either they want to "adjust" the data or complain about the interpretation of the result, anything other than revise the model.
You make the assumption that her parents wish to maintain a relationship once their legal obligations are ended.
I like this
After 30 odd years the bit Unisys are able to make a bit of money on is the "old" mainframe business.
You don't need to subscribe to Sports to get the F1 channel
If you have the HD package you get the F1 channel, the HD packed is an extra £10.25 if you are not currently an HD subscriber. So the costs for F1 are either £0 if you have HD or £123/year if you are not or £360/year if you are not a Sky subscriber.
Alternatively, if you have a dish you can point it at the Astra 19.2 site and watch on RTL while listing to Radio 5 Live coverage.
Expect a Sky price increase in September 2012 as they have published a freeze until then and quite a lot of content has been added in the past year, some of which is even watchable.
she uses high drain appliances after dark
Then she doesn't know how the FIT payments work. FIT is paid for all generated kW, not just power fed into the grid. So she is buying cheap power in the dark instead of using free power in the day (assumes she generates the full drain during the day)
Absolutely correct. That episode was transmitted in 1997. Maddie explains to her boyfriend (Alex McGowen?) the procedure to break into the most popular BT answering machine of the time.
Anyone who says this form of "hacking" has not been going on since at least the mid 90's is an idiot.
While latitude is important, longitude is not. If it works in CA or NV then it will work at the same latitude 3000 miles east.
Cloudy days per year is another story.
"Solar cells which will still need constant maintenance, replacing every few years as they wear out / fail". Then why are the ones on my roof guaranteed by Sharp for 20 years? With 80% generation at 25 years.
The German experience is that there is no maintenance other than cleaning on the panels. The inverters do need to be replaced about half way through the system lifetime of 25 years.
Perhaps you are buying below standard panels?
iThings are "luxury goods"
Apple can't do a spread market. They have developed the brand as a luxury brand like Rolex. They will need to offer a "Tudor" equivalent to the "iThings" so as not to debase the current lux brand.
A smiling Mark Thompson tells us that NO services will be cut. Since the BBC management is structured around these services, that translates to no management will need to go since they still have their service to "manage". We'll just lose content instead which after all in not that important as it employs fewer of Mark's friends and their children. Isn't John Sergeant's son doing well.
Market differs in the UK
That is to say there IS a market. In MA I expect you have access to gas via exactly one supplier for an area. In the UK you can have access to many. The meters are not changed, just the bills come from a different "retailer". So basically in the MA monopoly system only one company needs to decide to upgrade meters, in the UK free market system, either all companies agree or the govt forces the upgrade by regulation (this is happening).
What another word for a lawyer?
What's wrong with this is of course is that the hypothetical artist never gets the reward either way. All of the "profit" is consumed by the "marketing" costs so there is never any money to distribute back to the artist once the promotion, studio, distribution and overhead costs are paid. "Parasite" is the word you are looking for.
The difference is "geographic rights"
In case 1. you are in the same area as the rights holder, who paid to distribute the content.
in case 2. you need not be in the same area as the source of the content.
None of this is really about copyright, it's all about distribution rights. The content providers (these are not the content creators) own the rights to distribution and pre-internet owned or sold licence for most of the distribution channels. They are having a bit of trouble with the fact that those days are gone and they can no longer control distribution. No one wants to pay that much money for the rights to distribute content that was distributed in the US a year ago if everyone outside the US who wanted to see or hear it has already done so using "grey" channels to acquire it. The noise about copyright is only made since enforcing distribution territories would be a non-starter in court (after all Obama gave region 1 DVD's to Brown, was that an offence?).
Big convenience for me
At least where I travel in the US, airports tend to charge for wifi and despite the author's surprise, they charge by time, usually a one hour minimum. I used to be able to sit near a business lounge and "borrow" the wifi there but those days seem to be over.
The Skype deal lets me buy by the minute, otherwise I need to present a credit card to some dodgy wifi provider and buy at least an hour's worth.
This looks like a good deal for me.
Reason for streaming option
The streaming option would be handy when your travels take you outside the UK. The media vultures consider you a pirate/thief/freetard/enemy of the State if you have the gall to try to watch a UK catch-up site with a non-UK IP address. So when you are off in France and want to see that "can't miss program" the streaming option would allow you to connect back to your UK based device. I do this with an old Slingbox all the time.
The BBC contract has two more years to run
It was the BBC's decision. They got Sky to agree to allow the every-other crap, Bernie just trousers the cash.