63 posts • joined Monday 23rd April 2007 17:26 GMT
Oh come on
Nobody likes this no-menu nonsense that we've seen lately. Mozilla are starting to follow trends rather than doing decent UI design.
DSL was partially down here
Some protocols would work, but http was sporadic. Some sites worked, some didn't. Streaming live video was useless. Not chuffed at all. Seems to be slightly better today, but I don't want to tempt fate.
Paris because I reckon she works in their customer communications department.
No one would care
If they'd just be honest about it. You want to protect your revenue, big wow - admit it and we'll stop giving a rat's ass. Well, most of us anyway.
What a bloody fool...
The man is either being deliberately disingenuous, or has his head in the proverbial sand.
Data storage and misuse is no different from governments being given broad powers to control the general population - the guy who implements them may (MAY) be on the level; He's not the one you have to worry about. It's the twenty or so guys who come into office after him that you worry about.
State intervention in any aspect of a citizen's life (even in the form of simple observation and tracking) must be viewed as a necessary evil, and accordingly kept to a minimum. Improved security does not justify any increased risks of infringement of personal liberty and freedom.
He's clearly an asshole...
...but he should be let in. Proponents of ideas we dislike should not be silence, they should be challenged. For in our refusal to debate them and fight their hared with reason we engage in a form of self censorship that is far more dangerous than any idea he could bring to our shores.
Also, hi Jacqui - heard of the internet? You're pushing against the ocean.
"But then since Microsoft only provides the software, why not offer phone makers the choice of including the more expensive technology?"
Because they want to make sure that manufacturers default to Windows for their mainstream phones - rather than only for their higher priced ones which may happen if they included such touch technology support.
It may sound somewhat spurious, but I would bet real money that's what they're up to. That plus the fact they've learned that they may finally have learned bloat is bad.
Some clarity wouldn't hurt here guys.
I've heard of a bank job...
Is this a blow job?
In some ways
This is reassuring. It means there's still a communication medium that has them scared shitless.
Why is this weasel still in government? And if Brown wanted to neuter him by keeping him nearby, why did he give him a position like this during an economic crisis?
Also - welcome to socialism 101: The state knows best in all matters.
"Its not saying they can't vote for whomever they want to, just that they can't be an active member."
The distinction is sufficient enough to imply that we should be able to impinge upon people's democratic rights just because we dislike their political opinions. It's still wrong.
I didn't know about...
..the fact cops couldn't join certain political parties. Even if it does limit the BNP's reach, that's a little worrying.
Actually that's very bloody worrying. The state nor your employer should have the right to dictate your political leanings.
I set GPG up some time ago but I've yet to find anyone outside my technical acquaintances who either a) noticed or understood the public key, or b) cared.
This is going to take time. Quite a lot of time.
Not sure about the wording, but the idea has value...
Epic democracy fail?
Just think, if old Gordon had actually held an election after he was handed office by Tony, none of this would be happening...
How long till Ken Livingstone tries this in London?
Little Miss RyanAir
"This bunch of unelected self-appointed dimwits"
I love RyanAir. Ever since their reaction to airport security restrictions, they've had my utmost respect.
So based on this new Calvinistic approach, will they now pull all the adverts for The Garage nightclub that feature photos from thier "school disco" night? Or any such club night for that matter?
Besides... the number of teenage pregnancies in the UK is more likely to show school girls as being promiscuous than this advert is. Dirty buggers!
So very very close to disaster... for them
Luckily, I hadn't updated my card details from last year and they couldn't bill my old account.
This is amateur hour crap.
If it wasn't so damned dangerous, I'd feel misty eyed at the nostalgia of this stuff.
Simpler times too, when most virus writers were after your pride not your credit card.
It's not about the price, or the software...
It's about the marketing. The iPod came out of nowhere. Be honest now, how many folk in the industry actually saw it's popularity coming? The iPod sold because it looked cool, made MP3 players "easy" to use (I know, I know, but The People thought so...), and was gradually endorsed by cool bands and celebs.
The iPhone was built up for months by marketing executives in both the phone industry and Apple before it even existed, not to mention the press coverage of it. How long did we have people punting supposed "this is what it will look like... probably" photochops? Months. Maybe even a year.
Apple missed the buzz. In the US they let the hype reach it's peak and start to fade away before actually releasing the product. By the time they released the damned thing over here people were barely talking about it outside tech circles. Sure folk like ITV did little bolt-on reports on it during the evening news, but no one cared.
Of course, they could've still salvaged a reasonable level of sales revenue had they targeted people like us... but they couldn't because they knew the actual phone was about as technologically advanced as a Siemens A60, save the fancy graphics.
Put simply - they tried too hard.
Er, sorry for the double post...
Chris this kind of crap is why we have a problem with employability in this country: I went to a former PolyTech (Glasgow Caledonian University) and I worked just as hard as anyone at Glasgow or Strathclyde, and am just as capable. Go back to the 80s, they miss you mate...