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At the moment I don't see any reason to create any business applications in Metro style.
Most companies will just lock out Metro and keep Windows classic desktop for their applications.
Metro apps "suspend" when they are no longer in focus.
This seems like a backward step especially when you are using a multitasking OS.
The rules are if the application takes more than 15 seconds to load, it is killed off.
When your application is notified it's going to by suspended you have 5 seconds to save any work. If you do not save the work in time, you lose the data.
So far these times are fixed and not configurable.
Do RIM offer a 99% availablity?
No company can guarentee 100% availability.
If so that means out of 365 days of the year they are saying that their service could be unavailable for 3.5 days (84 hours).
Co-operative Insurance are already offering discounted insurance for under 25's if they have a black box fitted.
They had this scheme for some time now.
Boats and GPS
Are they saying that if the GPS malfunctions on their boat they are screwed?
Maybe they need to dust off their compass and do it the old fashion way.
Good practise for them in case of such event.
re: end user liability
AC @ Thursday 6th October 2011 00:23 GMT
"... whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent," see 35 U.S.C. 271 (a).
That one word "uses" could open a right can of worms.
It's not clear on it's meaning. You could take it as the individual user of a product.
For example Apple sueing all users that use Samsung products that "infringe" on Apple patents and visa versa.
UK Call Centres?!??!?!?!
VM have UK Call Centres???
Just send metal theives into orbit, they can scrounge for the scrap metals.
When will software companies learn that no matter what DRM you put into a product it will be cracked.
All this will do is piss off the people that bought the game especially if their Internet connection goes down.
Dealing with Indian call centres is a pain in the arse.
Companies operating in the UK should be forced to have call centres in the UK and employ people that can speak English clearly.
There are plenty of towns in the UK with high unemployment that the calls centres can be based. At least it will get people back to work and government will get more in taxes.
Looks like the tech companies will have to come up with a new storage media to replace Blu-ray that can put a full extended version on LotR onto 1 disc instead of splitting it over 2 discs.
"We recommend folks look at upgrading to Windows 7, which is the fastest selling operating system in history, selling over 400 million licences to date," wrote LeBlanc.
There is a difference between licenses sold and licenses in use.
Does this figure include OEMs who's computers are still in the showroom waiting to be sold?
One way to switch users
"The only way users will willingly switch is if there is a must-have service that they can't access with ipV4 and I can't see that happening any time soon"
Get Facebook to use IPv6 only. That will get a lot of end users switching over.
I'm with you dotdavid. I will not be getting one as long as there are "additional" fees for using the extra features on the box.
I won't even be paying up front. When my existing box "malfunctions" I'll demand a replacement for free or I'll cancel my subscription.
My questions are
Like with previous Medal of Honor games (Allied Assault, Spearhead, etc) for the PC
1. Can we set up a dedicated server running on our own hardware or rented hardware that players can join ?
2. Can the players create their own custom maps ?
3. Can the players mod the game (like freeze tag, etc) ?
After the farce with Modern Warefare and the absolute crappy IWNet for P2P multiplayer game play (which has put me off buying anymore Activision/Infinity Ward games) I am hoping that all the questions for Medal of Honor is yes.
If not then EA Games needs to have a good think about the PC gamers.
After all it was the custom map makers and modders that made the orginal MoH series one of the best FPS games in years even when Activision tried to copy it with their first Call of Duty series.
This trip to the US of A must have blown the entire season's budget.
Guess they will make up for it by shooting all the other episodes on the strrets of Cardiff instead in the studio on the sets of alien worlds.
"This view is not shared by professor Stephen Hawking, The Australian notes. He recently warned: “I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet."
Has Professor Hawking been watching Independence Day?
Facebook is a film??
I for one will not be watching this film.
I will keep my pennies for something that is worth watching. Cinema prices are bloody expensive.
I hope this will become a very expensive flop.
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 British Trillion
1,000,000,000,000 US Trillion
Now if the Financial markets used proper British billions and trillions the national debt won't seem so bad.
Since I won't be buying an iPad the poor bloke can have my quota.
This is a title
The "green" part is no more people driving round reading meters.
Why the hell should people with land lines pay an extra tax so rural areas can have broadband?
I'm sorry but it's the telecoms companies that should pay for this. Not add more tax.
They asked for Government help because it isn't cost effective to put the infrastructure in place.
And what will happen if (not when) all this in place? Will they remove this "tax"?
Cut them off
If China won't allow freedom of speech on the Internet then I say cut them off. Deny China (and any other country that wants to do mass censoring) access to the Internet.
Put it this way we will have less spam, virus and hack attempts.
Why should we need to install a plug-in to opt out of Google Spyware?
Google Spyware should be opt-in and you opt-in by installing the plug-ins.
Isn't it time for Vivien Reading to look into Google Spyware like she did with Phorm?
Will they be releasing photos of the Apollo 11 landing site?
Why would you want WinMo7 to have backward compatibility with previous WinMo's?
Do you want WinMo7 to be bloated like Windows is?
Personally I think Microsoft should create a new OS (Windows and Mobile) from scratch and screw backward compatibility. Get rid of the bloat.
If your WinMo6.5 app is any good, the author would create a new version for WinMo7 to stay up to date.
If Alien life was detected, it would have been hushed up to avoid global panic and mass suicides.
And all religions will realise that God/Allah/Budda/etc do not exist but have infact been worshipping aliens. Goa'uld System Lords (Ra, Apophis, Anubis) perhaps?
Explains the birth of Jesus...
Mary impregnated by aliens.
The 3 "Wise" men following the light of an alien ship which then shone it's searchlight onto the stable.
Jesus has "special" abilities, like heal people with a single touch. Alien psychic powers.
Now only if...
...they force ad companies to use dot-ads so we can easily block them out as well.
The next version of Windows should be 64 bit only.
It should be written from the ground up.
There should be NO backward compatibility built into it, no legacy crap.
For backward compatibility, Virtual PC should be used with older OS installed on it.
If there is going to be any manned missions to the Moon or Mars (or further) it will have to be an International Co-operation.
We can no longer rely on the US of A for advancing mankind into space.
If the International Community pools their resources (man power, technology and money) we could be on the Moon again within a decade and on Mars with 20 years.
I'm sure China or India would love to get a man on the moon, well any other nation just to beat the Americans.
Why has it taken Larrikin Music this long to sue Men at Work?
Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree was written in 1934.
Down Under in the early 1980's.
It is now 2010, nearly 30 years since Down Under and 76 years since Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.
Is Larrikin Music going to sue all the schools for allowing the children to sing this song as well?
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