475 posts • joined 30 Sep 2008
Re: Wow - that's a bit of luck
Makes you effing livid doesn't it? And the new products that are added are all currently at the beginning of their price curve. Expensive now - new to market. Becoming more popular, new players in market. Prices getting driven down. What a fantastic way of calculating inflation. Bastards. Who the hell does this sort of manipulation help anyway?
Re: One question I have always asked myself
Which is why you don't build wind turbines behind: trees, tall buildings, hills. The whole premise of the article was that current calculations for wind farms assume they don't take any energy out of the wind. Why would a tree take energy out, but not a white thing shaped a bit like a tree?
"Vaz claimed that the Border Agency asks migrants to consent to sharing their data with other government departments".
..... WTF...... Has anyone ever said 'yes'?
Why the crap would would you give that option to someone who by definition will be doing their very best to avoid government detection?
"Credit card company American Express has launched a service that lets customers buy things using Twitter."
Thats novel. After years of trying i've still to find anywhere that accepts their cards.
Re: Other impacts !?
You are also right. There are other ways to deal with the base load issue. Every single one of which involves having enough conventional plant to ciover the entire load when the wind isn't blowing. Thus rendering wind power a massively expensive vanity project.
I personally agree with the other commenters. If wind is really a solution then put it on the market and let the market decide. Dont bloody subsidise it with a levy on my energy bill. Ive go nothing against wind turbines, I think they look pretty and often enhance a landscape or least add interest. But thats all theyre good for. Fucking expensive sculptures, which apparently arent to everyones taste.
Re: I don't expect this to change anything
Perhaps the webbed fingers actually evolved last time this all happened.
Re: You laugh
"What I want most of my modern science and appliances is that whether I am there or not, they obey me. I bought them. I own them."
No no no no no no no no........ That was then. Now your $600 just gets you a license to cook rice. Dont try and cook any for someone else or the MPAA / RIAA will ........... :-)
Re: A good stiff letter
Yes, all correct. But Ofcom, set up as a regulator, operates primarily as a lobby group for the industry. They are completely toothless, and judging them by their actions completely uninterested in acting for the consumer.
Nothing at all will happen, ever. Successive governements have no interest in reforming Ofcom. You cant even get rid of your landline, since the state supported monopoly that is BT insists you pay for one to receive the internet.
Getting rid of your landline wouldn't evn help, as they move to mobile.
Unfortunately, the reality is that absolutely no-one anywhere has any interest in stopping this, as everyone in the chain apart from the poor suckers getting harassed is making money from it.
I appreciate some os his arguments, but hes also full of shit....
... He didnt invent the bladeless fan. He just hid a smaller fan with blades in the bottom of something about the same size and shape as a fan.
And as for the bagless vacuum cleaner, its still just a vacuum cleaner. It has filters instead of bags. And the filters cost a shitload more than the bags did. So what he really did was apply the razor blade business model to the humble hoover, add some bright coloured plastic and charge us all a fuckload more. How is that better for me? Dyson should be held up as a marketing guru, not an engineer.
Bets on them......
....... drilling in 5 cm and hitting oil ?
Re: Sad sack
I used to shop at that store in Southampton. Until one of the Apple employees suggested I go buy the kit a couple of shops down in John Lewis where they are happy to give you a two year warranty, and will not not need threatening with the law should you need to use it. A jolly helpful apple drone - I was surprised.
I like exploration. I like the oceans. I even like nuclear energy. But mixing the 3, overseen by a closed authoritarian state just doesn't sit quite right.
Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?
"Don't use a clubcard".
Wow.... So Tesco know I buy fish. Big deal. I do. And for the privilige of sharing that information with them they gave me enough vouchers for a new iPhone5 this year, and a 4gs last year.
I get free phones, they get to know what I eat. I consider myself the winner in that exchange.
Seriously, theres privacy and theres privacy. Life more pleasant if you live somewhere in the middle of the paranoia spectrum.
On an unrelated note, have Apple pulled a blinder here ? 18 months ago they were paying Google billions for the maps. Now they're paying them nothing for an improved version. Some might think thats a bit of business genius. Google obviously get our data, but they got that before. Google maps is so much better than the iOS abomination that I would have happily paid good money for it.
Re: How many RPM
Indeed. But I do pass judgement. I like my apple products (which normally lines you up for a kicking in this esteemed rag). However the maps f**k up is a step too far. I knew they were s**t yet apple forced me to upgrade to iOS 6. (It auto downloads, uses up 1.5 GB of space which filled my phone so I had no choice but to click install to get the 1.5 GB back. Impossible to remove the auto-download).
The maps are so absolutely, indescribably shocking. I have told Apple twice using their notify software that my village is not in the middle of the solent and after 6 weeks, nothing.
Unless maps is fixed (and I mean properly fixed - replaced with something that f**king works) then apple have lost a customer. My house alone has Mac Mini, Macbook pro, iphone 4s, iphone 5, iPad and Time Capsule.
I don't pretend to think that Apple could give a shit about losing me as a customer, but i'm pretty sure im not alone. I really think their only option is a massive dose of humble pie and a huge u-turn.
The company is an arse-hole. Until now I put up with that because I liked their products and they worked for me.
Being an arse hole with shit products though just doesn't make a compelling sales pitch. (As their share price seems to be telling them).
Or could it be....
......that perhaps people are notcing that its normally vastly cheaper to buy a paperback than its digital equivalent?
Global warming ?
It gets blamed for everything else....
Re: Cause identified
"It is scientifically know yellow color brings bad luck."
Ahhhhh, so thats why people who wear yellow coats only ever get crappy jobs working in car parks.
Makes sense now.
Re: The wrong (jacket) stuff
I really wanted to downvote your comment for being such a killjoy, but I can't cos you're absolutely bloody right.
My Mrs (HMCG) has recovered one to many bodies from the channel for my liking.
Holy Wow. I was going to write a rebuttal to the assertions of your post, but its so full of unsubstantiated nonsense that I am compelled to conclude that you are a troll. Or is there a link from the Daily Mail to The Register for some reason today?
Re: Except that Samsung isn't properly pronounced Samsung
Eh? Its still spelt exactly the same, and therefore very probably pronounced exactly the same, you pointless little fool.
"Oh, and good luck installing the latest OSX on a mac from before 2005."
Do you really think Windows 8 would install and run on lets say a Sony Vaio from 2005? Even if you could cobble the drivers together it wouldn't boot before the heat death of the sun.
"Windows or Linux don't lack that sort of legacy support."
Utter windows fanboy shite. Vista would barely boot on a brand new machine with a "Designed for Vista" sticker on the front when it was released. I'm still waiting for it to copy a 4Gig file I started off in Feb 2009.
Fair enough on your first point, but you should have left it at that. Holding up Windows as a model citizen makes you look like a shill.
"Interestingly, Quantum's market capitalisation of $283.8m is less than its fiscal 2012 revenue of $652.4m. Look at it this way: you could buy a $652m annual cash flow for $284m, a ridiculous state of affairs."
That is only ridiculous if you have information on its operating costs. This information is absent from the article.
Re: "The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."
<---- For you sir.
Re: Hope there model is *very* complete
Why would you want to model the poles? Just go down to Lidl and see them for yourself.
In Australia even the inanimate objects want to kill you.
No its not. My flat in France is on the "Rez de chaussee". The next floor up is clearly marked '1' in the lift.
Re: It's crazy......
And the whole thread is moot anyway, cos according to the full page advert in Todays 'i' newspaper, they're £229, not £249.
So your profit is down by £400 and the rest of the thread is hot air.
Re: @A/C 10:13
Indeed, or how if it is "generated once", one can reasonably expect it to change.
Come on el reg.
What's its mass in carrots? Proper units please.
I thought they just nicked it off the Beatles.
Re: But how
Thats all well nad good. Buy I paid a premium for my iPhone 4s, and ill be fucked if if im going to spend my time, money and data allowance fixing a shoddy service. I paid a premium because all my apple kit just works well. I love it as is. But I wont be updating to iOS6, and i wont be buying an iphone 5. Ive defended apple in the past but this maps thing really takes the biscuit. Either they fix it, let google release an app that I can set to be the default, or theyve lost a customer. I suspect (and genuinely hope) that this may be start of the downfall of apple. As much as I like their kit, the company is a complete arse, and I suspect that more and more people are starting to not like their kit.
Justin Bieber ? Who?
I think you've accidentally stumbled onto the wrong website my friend.
Re: speaking as a "freetard" (spit)...
Indeed. I am more than happy to pay for music. I consider stealing a copy to be wrong. However I used to buy a CD from a store for £11.99. Now to get the same music in a digital format I have to pay £11.99. The record doesn't have to pay for production (the CD, not audio), warehousing, distribution, store space, all the staff. And they prevent me from fromat shifting and selling on an unwanted copy. That, Mr Orlowski, doesn't make me a freetard, but does explain why a lot of people resent (absolutely fucking hate) the record companies. And why some of them take the matter into their own hands. If the companies could drag their failing business model out of the fucking middle ages and their heads out of their arses, and charge a fair price for music then a lot more people would be willing to pay. A lot of money used to go to the people between the artist and the listener, because those people added value as described above. Now the companies just want all that money and do fuck all with it apart from stick it up their nose.
Or perhaps I'm completely wrong. In which case could you do an article educating me please on what value the companies add?
Re: In One Sentence [sic}
"David Blunket was grinning from ear to ear this morning, telling his friend Jude Law about his monster swapping session with Brad Pitt and Angelie Jolie, yet the poor sod genuinely has no idea that he's actually been barebacking Charles Clarke and Delia Smith."
There, have another one on me :-)
Good point. If they're happy with nuclear tech then why not knock this underwater bollocks on the head and build some reactors on land. They could use them to drive turbines 'n stuff. Get some leccy without the oil they were going to look for.
Or have I missed something?
Re: Ok, a radical option...
"If the application fails when it starts, it means not all the bits have been downloaded "
Evidence please or you just made that up. You have absolutely no idea what could cause Apples distibution chain to fail. Unless of course you work for them.
I think you got the wonrg icon <-
Re: Symbian’s shame
I have no idea what you're trying to say, but have an upvote anyway.
Well done Sir. Upvoted because you must have ballls of steel posting a comment like that round here. And using your own name. Top trolling.....
Re: Hardly a new idea.
"Is it a replacement for GPS? No."
Might it be a good enough pitch to a frighteningly clueless politician to get BAE in on some limitless troughing from the public purse? Very possibly, yes.
Re: Project Glass aside...
Wow. Holy mother of wow. That is the most sycophantic piece of brown-tongueing I have read for a while, thats for sure.
Is there much light up there? I dont suppose it matters. If you're wearing the glasses then you can just have a little bit of reality magically beamed straight into Brins arse.
If it heads west at 1 knot, and gets caught in a current heading north at 1 knot, then its route will be northwest.(*) A GPS allows it to navigate to course over ground for the shortest route. This would start off at something like 280 degrees and finish at something like 250 degrees to follow the great circle route.
If I was them though, i'd forget the great circle route and choose a tradewind route. The prop wont power it.
+/- adjustments for wind / routing etc.
I'm surprised you got downvoted for that comment. It was my second thought after, "whoever designed that has never sailed across an ocean." Oh, and I reckoned force 3 would be too much. Especially with a fetch that covers the atlantic.
And I have sailed across an ocean. The chances of getting even as far as the scillies without exceeding F3 are diminishingly small.
Best of luck though, far bigger budgetted projects have already failied this endeavour. (Although that in itself is of course not an indicator of the prospects for this one).
I thought "What a load of crap" until I heard that that pie munching thuggish fat c&*t prescott didnt like it. Now im inclined to think she might be on to something.
Im sure you didn't, but that whole story reads like a 7 year old just made it up.
Unbelievable what some people will do to get their name in print.
I assumed by the way they behaved that Ofcom _wanted_ a monopoly. They don't you say??
O.k. Heres an idea then. Hows about splitting BT in two? Put the copper cables in one company and let the rest of it compete on the same terms as everyone else. You'll soon see some competition.
Why the fuck do I have to pay a 13 pound monthly tax to BT for a phone line that I simply dont wan't, in order to receive BB from someone else? Split off the infrastructure, and you'll start seeing some creative pricing in the market. How about £5 a month for a line lease that allows BB but not phone? Pay more if you actually want landline calls. Ofcom are not an industry regulator. Theyre a lobby group for the telcos.
It's like shooting fish in a barrel round here :-)
Re: auto stuff
"I won't be buying any car that has an Apple specific button."
May I interest you in this Kia C'eed sir? No? Then it'll have to be the Nissan Note, or something from Tata.
You don't think they might make it available to other handsets do you?
Apple don't charge you for it. MS want a metric fuckload of cash every 5 minutes.
I think you're on the wrong site. FB want you back.
Re: Yea right
"What would you have Lewis do - only report on findings that match the general consensus, your way of thinking?"
Unfortunately, that is exactly what a lot of the brainwashed readers here would prefer.
I genuinely don't understand that vitriol that confronts Lewis' climate articles. He is often accused of pushing an agenda. Wtf? As far as I can work out the guy is an ex RN guy turned journo with an interest in climate and nuclear power. I actually value that he posts articles providing contradictory viewpoints to the mainstream press. It provides balance to the other side of the debate pushed by people with the real agendas - politicians.