663 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
Constraining the device to ereader only will enhance the market, if they go for an all singing and dancing device then the price will encroach on the Tablet devices. Let's face it most people are not going to lash out $300-$400 for something that you can read a book with. Get that price point down to the $100 level and you will own the market.
In the short term will not replace storage drives as opposed to boot drives, so this looks very interesting.
Send a crate of Anusol to Balmer.
I am rarely moved to swear on forums but this really is appropriate!
Over 18 months
with an Ectaco Jetbook and I would say I am reading more and faster. I think a lot if it is to do with familiarity. I use mine on a daily basis and am quite happy to use it for extended periods. It's also good to have in the pub whilst waiting for the crawl to kick off!
Will become TACKAT. The Artist Currently Known As Twonk. As in "What a twonk!."
I believe that we are using several billion times more natural gas, coal and oil than is being produced. So your analogy doesn't bear examination, most industrial helium is derived from distillation of natural gas. the 3000 tonnes you refer to is that liberated from the earths rocks etc naturally.
Is constantly released from radioactive decay, largely from shale oil deposits. We've heard this airship crap since the 1930s. I'll believe it when I see it.
A quarter of 26000 is 6500, a fifth is 5200, 6000 is closer to a quarter of 26000 than it is to a fifth, perhaps he should have just said three thirteenths.
"If you look at Scotland, it has the highest graduation rate [in the UK], but lower productivity than northeast England. There is a very interesting question about whether university degrees turn into productivity."
Currently 12.5% of all students in Scotland are from overseas. 41% of entrants to Edinburgh University were English. I doubt many remain after their studies are over unless they have managed to secure employment.
That isn't mathematics
That's arithmetic mate.
Nothing like unremitting humiliation from your peer group to get you to toe the line. Unfortunately the peer group giving the humiliation, in most cases, are the ones with questionable literacy skills.
Should be for the benefit of the student, if it is not for their benefit then the student has no investment and consequently couldn't give a shit. Testing as a means of assessing a school's performance is ridiculous, to use an American phrase, "You get given lemons, you make lemonade".
The Koran, by refusing to acknowledge Christ as the son of God but merely as a prophet, is in itself blasphemous as far as the Christian religion is concerned. Similarly the Holy Trinity is blasphemous as far as the Judaic faith is concerned. Answer: become Jedi.
Looks as if some IP numbers may be freed up at least!
The point is also
that they will adulterate the bread and in the meantime buy up every other bakery within reasonable travelling distance to ensure that the 'competition' follows suit. Politicians will also be bought to push the adulterated bread lobby to ensure the public is fully 'informed as to the wholesomeness and loveliness of not only the manufacturer, but the sweetened plastic muck they are producing under the name of bread (which has a shelf life of several years).
I think we can safely say that all of the companies/corporations mentioned in the article and the comments have been prosecuted/settled out of court over actions that demonstrably break laws in the pursuit of boosting their shareholders dividends.
Yes Shit, Watson
It's the "subject to legal behaviour" bit that these corporations seem to have the most trouble with. I'm not saying that they should have the customers interests at heart but FFS don't pretend that you do when it is patently obvious that you don't.
They all suck
Apple, Google, Microsoft, BP etc etc etc...
none of them have the goodwill, wellbeing or any other positive interest of their customers at heart, their only drive is to make as much money as they possibly can,legally or otherwise, whilst ensuring their competitors don't.
I can see FF and IEs private browsing modes taking a leap in usage after this. One wonders how long that stuff had been in the guys cache.
Given the subject of the article, one might have thought that the contributors to this forum might have been a little bit more careful as to their spelling etc. Sadly this is not the case.
As for NCLB, fundamental error in the law is assuming that every child has the same potential as far as education goes. Someone really needs their arse kicked over that one. It should have been call NPCMNE, No Parental Commitment Means No Education. Schools and teachers can only do so much, without the support and, lets face it, discipline given and applied by a functional family unit the kid hasn't got a bloody chance. I've seen a few struggle out of the mire but on the whole their ambitions and aspirations are screwed before they even start. The only thing they have going for them is the chance that sometime later after their teenage years they will realize that they need some qualification or other and will return to education when their motivation will take them through.
@ AC "
Yet another obvious bit of research... #
For every Faraday, Hooke, Newton or Einstein there are many thousands of Forrest Gumps."
I'm not usually a spelling/grammar pedant but come on.
the clue is in the word billion
Anyone sending billions of emails is not sending solicited material, they had the audacity to use the billion word in relation to the number of emails allegedly caught by Spamhaus to estimate their compensation, and yet no one seems to have said "Wait a moment that number of emails can't be solicited!".
Paris cos she only eats real meat not spam. Allegedly.
Leaving that 0.2% to grow stronger and mutate into some teratogenic trigger. Loudhailer as that's what you'll need after a severe inner ear infection.
Best workaround for acrobat
Ctrl C, Ctrl V
It really aint that difficult.
There's a Linux penguin, a fanboi, and a Windows luser in a plane, and the pilot says, we're carrying too much weight, one of you has got to go, and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because... The fanboi is suddenly obscured by a large rotating beach-ball, the penguin and luser seize their opportunity and hurl the pratt earthward.
Did you expect it to be priced down?
Following a trial Jurors can say what they like about the case.
Used it a couple of times
That was when it was free, $9.95 a month they can shove it, I'd rather join Netflix, at least they have no adverts.
Nice little backup utility, can be run from the command line to create scheduled disk mirrors.
Article read, in full just didn't notice the 3rd HDMI port. I will immediately drag my sorry ass outside and commit seppuku. Now where is that wazikashi?
3 HDMI ports?
I could only see 2 with a service USB port.
First amendment rights?
But then we are talking about the Jobsian states of Ameerica.
The Bitchslap is on
Now all we have to figure out is who is the bitch?
Of said calender here
Where oh where
are all those aussie christian thunder- mentalists (or should that be chunder-mentalists) going to get their sex education now that the Aussie web will be filtered of such content by the Great Barrier Firewall, one presumes that all wrist flexing material has been safely removed from school sex-ed programs which now consist of not doing anything until you are safely ensconced in a marital state.
Celibacy is best boys
Celibacy is best... Shag a Wallaby.... erm don't quite work.
I was contacted by my bank, a small rural bank in the US, when one of the tellers noticed a Debit card payment actioned in Florida (about 2000 miles away) to a racecourse bookies. This teller happened to know us and also that neither of us were in Florida or frequented bookies. Bank put an immediate investigation into the debit, money that had already been disbursed from my account was returned by the bank pending the result of the investigation. The investigation resulted in new debit cards for my wife and I, no cost to us, and an explanation that the debit card had been compromised by a security issue at one of our local supermarkets. All done with no intervention on our part.
Have they made pot legal
If not they are definitely smoking something illegal over at the Times.
For a Beta
Bloody excellent. Installed faultlessly on a lenovo laptop that 9.10 had baulked at due to video issues. Having said that still massive Samba frig ups.
voluntary attempts at suicide
With incidental entertainment for the masses should be encouraged not outlawed! How else would we have the skeleton, or motorcycle sidecar racing?
Balmer's in lala land!
Give em both a medal
Especially her for initiating it all!
Paris for fairly obvious reasons.
seriously who cares.
Soon to be one of those endangered species I think, certainly if I was an author deriving any wodges from ebooks I would be considering my options and my publishers cut rather closely.
Not 'a completely different way of going into space' but a completely different way of coming back from space, if anything the use of solid fuel boosters could be seen as a retrograde step. However, the use of an unpowered liftng body to get from the upper atmosphere to the ground is truly innovative.
Paris cos she knows all about re-entry.
Price will be
Whatever the Kindle is -$10.
Paris cos she is available in flash.
Is hardly ever right, and he definitely isn't about this one, why do we have someone with a degree in PPand E in charge of this sort of thing. If this goes through it will be on a par with John Harvey Jones' decision to slash R&D at ICI, great in the very short term but absolute disaster for any future products, or in this case graduates. Mandy needs to realize that without scientists and engineers and the products they research and develop the E in his PPE is fucked, trying to predict which piece of research is going to be the basis of a new area of industry is like pissing into the wind with the full expectation of staying dry.
The senior officer should away an bile his heid!
a godsend to those who have FTP boxes in their home countries linked to a PVR enabled HTPC.
A court decision that makes sense from a US court, has the world gone mad? next thing you know we'll be able to get hot coffee and burn our mouths with gay (non pejorative use of the word) abandon.
Paris cos she has a label 'Hot may cause burns!" Presumably friction ones.
@ Steven Hunter
n also naught ought aught
(Mathematics) another name for zero: used esp in counting or numbering
n & adj & adv
a variant spelling of naught
[Old English nōwiht, from ne not, no + ōwiht something; see whit]