300 posts • joined 25 Apr 2007
Douglas Adams was right!
Yet again Adams' comments about Bill Gates as the 'knight in shining armour' coming to rescue us are shown to be true.
Which company was so lax that it allowed all this crud through in the first place?
Re: I wonder how long it takes to fully charge?
So you think you have to charge a mobile phone via a computer's USB port?
Re: Nice to see them...
As its USB3 and only $129 the iSheep won't be interested.
If they'd made it Thunderbolt compatable, stuck another $50 on the price AND charged $30 for the cable Apple users would be cueing up outside the store for them.
Re: Pi still a miss.
The reason for Pi was to introduce kids to programming in an educational system that has lowered the standards of 'computer studies' to being able cut & paste in Word.
You seem to have lost sight of this primary goal.
"Froman also said that in future, the commission should be certain that in any of its cases involving standards-essential patents, the public interest was considered "thoroughly and carefully"."
No comment needed.
just stop paying Microsoft their blackmail, sorry, license money and they'll be making a fat profit again.
This looks great!
Where can I sign up for a militia so I can get one under my Second Amendment rights?
A quid a day
A quid a day is half of what some UK hospital catering departments get for providing 3 meals a day for patients, so good going.
I would assume that, as they're trying to feed significantly more than one they'd get the advantages of bulk-buying. I'd also assume that that sort of budget wouldn't do a lot if you needed to regenerate new tissue.
Re: Does this £1/day include energy costs ?
Solar oven does the job well - superb stews, beans, etc. and as your grub doesn't burn (unless you use a parabola) you don't have to bother watching it.
Read a comment from head roof police saying it won't be used for catching baddies, its job will be to tour the tourist areas to show how classy Dubai is.
I always thought that if you have to tell people you've got, you haven't.
"Look, my brother's laptop has Windows XP SP3 and he hasn't installed a patch in five years. He uses Outpost firewall and a good anti-virus and has never had a problem."
And we all know someone who is 96 years old, smoked 100 a day since they were 3 and haven't been hit by a bus (yet).
Re: This is vaguely familiar
There were several attempts to trademark the Linux name by those who had no claim to the it. Eventually Linux Torvalds was granted it and passed it onto the Linux Mark Institute who continue to administer the trademark.
Full story at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux#Trademark_rights
Re: @AC 13:24 Bad Firmware!
"The fact that some people want to run unknown code is not Samsung's problem."
This is open source software we're talking about.
Re: What a surprise...
Amazing how the vast majority of climate change professionals have held out againt the temptation to go to an oil/coal company and let the truth out for vast amounts of money, just so they can keep the lie alive and go to work everyday, isn't it?
@the physics is easy
AND a technology that produces such a configuration that you can read on a sunny day.
Re: What's with this "it must have a Gigabit Ethernet port" fetish?
Yet another bloody dongle to misplace/lose.
Re: Microsoft the Patent troll
Oh, so Apple didn't really head-hunt Xerox's developers?
BTW, didn't notice the bit where it says what you claim it says:
“Jobs and several Apple employees including Jef Raskin visited Xerox PARC in December 1979 to see the Xerox Alto. Xerox granted Apple engineers three days of access to the PARC facilities in return for the option to buy 100,000 shares of Apple at the pre-IPO price of $10 a share.”
Re: patents are for satan worshippers
Sorry, that should read "what's wrong with worshipping Santa".
I blame Holly wood
Deadly Weapons (1984)
After the mob hits a guy with a list, one of the hoods keeps the list for himself to blackmail the people on it. When the mobsters find out he's a double-crosser, they off him, which angers his busty girlfriend. She goes after them using the only two weapons she has.
Starring Chesty Morgan (and her 72" bust)
What is REALLY impressive
"Foosball table is also a charge and sync dock"
"Powered by your iPad, no batteries or external power required."
MS says Android infringes their patents so HTC pay up, depending on who you read, $5-$10 per phone.
They're not coy about this so have they realised that they're being taken for a ride by MS and are refusing to let Apple do the same?
Re: hold on a minute there bald eagle!
Mitt Romney in June, 2011 on the subject of anthropogenic global warming…
"I can't prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that… And so I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing."
Mitt Romney in October, 2011on the subject of anthropogenic global warming…
"My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us."
Bloody good hoax
Bloody good hoax this AGW thingy, isn't it?
Average temprerature increases every month for getting on for 28 years. How do they do it?
Re: People still ...
"... watch the BBC?
Some actually LISTEN too.
Re: The conclusion being ....
For making such comments on the site where he'd named his employer
Why bother to make sure things are done right?
Spend available money on anything you fancy then, when there's a cock-up, you'll get extra cash.
Isn't HTC paying MS $10 'license fee' on every android phone they sell?
And MS are complaining about paying out a couple of dollars.
Re: Old hat
"I'm running an ancient Ubuntu 10.04".
That would be a current, log-term supported version (until April 2013) then?
Sod the water
Nothing more to say.
Skeptic - someone who doesn't blindly accept what they are told but examines all the evidence available at the time and makes a reasoned decision.
Deniers - someone who does blindly accept what they are told, and reads only the 'evidence' that supports their bias.
Re: soft demand?
Clue: " but it's more likely to be Apple throttling back on supplies to allow the manufacturers to cope with making the screen"
"Historically, Internet Explorer was the dominant browser used across the globe."
Historically, Netscape Navigator was the browser used across the globe (like IE it was developed from Mosaic)
THEN MS used their monopoly position to achieve IE dominance, but Bush Jnr saved the company from splitting.
Why no fuss about Apple? Because MS don't sell computers.
You missed a step:
1a. Announce that the tablet you released 4 days before (in Aus, 5 weeks before in USA) wouldn't be supported, and the O/S/ would be discontinued.
Which makes :
2. Discount it to US$ 99 as nobody was buying the (unsupported) stock.
Re: I give the iPhone another 3 years tops
have Apple ever done anything but 'barely innovate'?
In the interest of balance ...
In the interest of balance can I just state they I love MS too?
Re: Life is full
Why pick on the last government of whichever country you're from - isn't it standard practice amongst all politicians?
This demonstrates the value of such long-range 'predictions' then, doesn't it?
Of course, they might be right, but have they include technological developments, food prices, water scarcity, AGCC, etc?
You seem to be missing the point - downloading is a civil offence, uploading is a criminal offence.
I hope they're tiny radio backpacks don't go anywhere near those crap powerline network thingies.
Everything Everywhere - Debian
Ronald Storrs - not THE Ronald Storrs?
Isn't he the boss of TELIA, the Swedish telecom operator and leading Nordic communication company, PLC service provider?
The majority of the committee (22 out of 42) are employed in some capacity by similar companies, so you have to admire them for the way they search for what is best for the consumer rather than merely puch the company line. :rolls eyes:
http://cq-cq.eu/cispr22part2 (Note, this list is a couple of years old).
Re: The problem isn't...
The Nooks can read just about every eReader format, including (the International Standard) ePub.
If you really want to be tied to one format get a Kindle.
Yes I do have a (original) Nook, hacked. And I'll be keeping it because e-ink can be read in sunlight, unlike the colour versions.
Re: In the meantime...
So you think that the operating system developers develop drivers too?
Historically every 'new' Windows version has consigned working scanners and printers to landfill because of the 'Microsoft driver model' i.e. if you want it to work, send us drivers.
So you've never had to replace a piece of hardware/software because Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 didn't support it?
Muslems & Christians United
"Almost 800 of these comments were filed against applications for .sex, .porn and .adult by .xxx manager ICM Registry, following a campaign by US-based religious campaign group Morality In Media."
Isn't the world a perfect place; or it will be as soon as the USA adopt stonings.
Sensitive information about the persons' religion & sexuality"?
WTF is that needed for?
Are you watching, Neelie Kroes?
Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too
The court based its judgment on a European Union directive, which campaigners hope will make the ruling applicable elsewhere.
07 February, 2012
Re: Lions don't drink coffee
Firefox with 'Quick Java" extension?
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
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- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan
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