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@YorksinOaks Re: Re: Just another attempt
If I watch BBC iPlayer, I am paying my ISP to shovel the data from the 'internet' to my house. Also, the BBC is paying their provider to shovel it from their servers to the 'internet'. What happens on the 'internet', in terms of who pays for it, is an arrangement between ISPs and higher level organisations.
If I use an app that pulls down 200MB a day, the app is working for me, installed on my PC or phone. In the operation of the app, it is me who my ISP is shoveling data to and another operator is shoveling website data (see first paragraph example). The app is not an 'end', it is me who is the 'end'
As for 'either organisation (do you mean each end?) paying their way', it is up to the provider of the service (data storage and shoveling) to adjust their charges (and organise their investment and operations) to make a profit. The problem is that they didn't think it through and didn't adapt as their initial assumptions blew up on them. Imagine a postal service that offered an 'all you can eat' deal on sending parcels; they would soon run into problems. If the ISPs want to recover the situation, they will have to think up realistic charging structures and operate in a sensible way.
"You can't reject someone who has chosen to sit next to you,..."
So the early players have guarenteed victims? If someone has chosen to sit next to you, they probably have conversation in mind (unless they saw your heigth/weight stats and you're not very tall and not very fat).
re. the simulation
If it did actually tilt when turning, as illustrated, then it would drive into the lower wall of the blood vessel. 'Experience' of fixed wing aircraft, or maybe motorbikes, does not translate into other moving devices.
Re: "ride successful coat-tails into a the big corporate tablet market"
I did say 'corporate *tablet* market' and this article is about MS putting Office onto the iPad tablet; presumably because they don't have a sucessful tablet of their own.
What if .....?
If Microsoft want to ride successful coat-tails into a the big corporate tablet market, then why wouldn't they choose Android tablets shipping with Office as the way to go. They could form strategic partnerships with those Android using manufacturers who already pay them 'patent hush money' and maybe even produce their own version of Android (Microsoft Ice Cream anyone?)
That way, they could have influence in a crowded and fragmented market instead of getting crumbs from the massive monolith which is Apple.
They have lots of experience with 'embrace, extend and extinguish', so why not use Android like that? Hasn't Android been 'open sourced' by Google?
It's been a while since I bought a packet of Mr Brain's Faggots from the freezer section of my supermarket. I must go get some and gobble them down.
Re: Utter Testicles
Maybe the human metabolism breaks down vanilla and/or milk products so that some is exuded via the sweat glands and acts as a shark-attractant? This needs some controlled experiments and careful observation. Can I have a grant please?
Re: Re: "most Brits find it hard to understand why "Jap" is a racial slur in the US."
What I find amazing is that the Polish word 'polak' (meaning a male Polish person) is now used as a racial insult (but spelled 'polack') in the US against Poles in general. (As a matter of interest, a female Polish person is 'polka', in Polish).
We're all special now
The word 'retarded', used to indicate mental deficiency has been replaced by the word 'special', as I understand it.
In view of this, can we be called 'specialists'? (Have I got the wrong end of the stick with this one?)
"... Joyce, who was seen talking to a blonde"
It's good that he's on speaking terms with Boris Johnson.
I just had a look at their website and I think it has possibilities. After reading their 'About' section, I found myself trying to figure out the 'axes of relevance' for the collection of shoes and books and totally failing to see any order there. Perhaps I missed it or maybe they are just randomly arranged.
For something like a search on eBay, I can see how this would be helpful if it took item parameters into account, such as time left at auction, total cost, etc. and arranging them in 'space' according to those parameters. Then the question would be how to let the viewer know what the parameters are and how they are arranged.
M7S: Re: Re: Re: A British solution - Timing the bells
I was hoping that someone would suggest a network of national broadcast radio signals, with accurate timing information encoded in it (so the bell ringers could listen to it and sync to it).
Re: Pun alert!
'Ira' as his name is interesting...
Hebrew: means 'watchful' (CIA, yes)
Greek : means 'warrior' (could be an info warrior, budget warrior)
Sanskrit: means 'the Wind God' (maybe it's all a load of air)
Re: A British solution
How is the simultaneous ringing of bells achieved?
... encrypted with the sender's key that you could verify using their public key......
It gets complicated. Bailiffs are better, recorded delivery is easier.
Are you local?
"...is found in the bulge of the Milky Way galaxy,.."
(Just wondering if the author is a recent immigrant.)
£200,000 salary (including bonuses)
I assume he hasn't had any bonuses for the past ten years?
"...a short circuit may bring down the electricity-powered rail network."
Then the rail network is not fit for use and probably fails to meet many mandatory standards. It should be closed down until Taipei Rapid Transit have been investigated.
Look at all the craters!
Has anyone determined the probability of a building on the moon, of a particular size, being hit by a meteor within a given time frame? I know that most of the craters will be very old, but a tiny high speed particle will not be burned up before impact on the moon, so it seems risky to me.
Re: And did they also...
Especially since (IMHO but IANAL) they seem to have counterfieted documents for the purpose of fraud. There's nothing 'special' about the internet as a communications medium, so why does the law pussy-foot around things like this?
'Yes Me and AC:19:04
My 'Chinese' is non-existent. But, If I were producing written material in Mandarin, I'd make sure it was checked (and re-written) by a native speaker, living in China with a technical background. To not take that simple and inexpensive extra step would be 'arrogant' of me. To expect the same from others seems reasonable to me.
"strengthen self-control, self-restraint and strict self-discipline" online.
I know a few web sites with pics, videos and stories along those lines. Perhaps the PRC government should mirror them for the benefit of their citizens.
Re: Paula Scher is the Principal at Pentagram
Sam Moreau is the writer of the blog from which the information in this article was taken, so he has been given 'credit', as he ought to be according to established standards.
If you look carefully at the article, the word 'blogged' is in a mid-blue font. You may have thought that this was a crude attempt at the use of graphic design aspects by the author. It is not, it is an indication of technical functionality. If you click the blue word, you will be taken to the blog which is the source of the article.
In Sam Moreau's blog, Paula Scher is given full credit for the design. So, unlike you, I am sure that she actually did the design. Also, a link is provided to Pentagram (using the magic blue word technique) in case anybody wants to read more about Pentagram.
Personally, I'd be more interested in the team that designed the cardboard box that the computer ships in, because they really are interesting and very useful.
What do foot lovers have do with all this? It seems to be about paedophiles.
Re: I once...
If you look at the picture, it's rectangular with rounded corners. What more proof do they need?
A signed undertaking ...
... to obey the law that they are supposed to work under, then it's a fine next time.
Why is it that I got fined for my first speeding offense instead of having to sign an undertaking not to do it again?
... is to use a Virgin Money prepaid credit card. You load it up by bank transfer (a simple telephone call for me) or via the Virgin Money website. I never have more than £150 on it. I use it for all internet tranactions and for Googly payments (such as Android Market). If the card gets lost/stolen/compromised, I can't lose more than the balance on the card and if I report the loss/theft quickly enough then the card gets cancelled and becomes useless. to anyone.
(For some reason, it won't work on those petrol pumps that take credit cards as noted in the Ts&Cs)
... write her poetry..
I'm sure there's an App for that.
re. latex gloves and touch screens
After about 0.5 seconds of thought, I was sure you were wrong about cap-sense touch screens not working with latex gloves. I've just tried operating the screen of my HTC Android phone while wearing latex gloves - it works fine, and it has a screen protector on it as well.
So, where do you get your information from?
@Jim re. hug
Can you post the source code?
... I don't have enough hair to do that and I will not wear make-up (not in public anyway).
..(in the UK) removes the penalty but does not remove the record of the conviction. You are confusing the conviction and the penalty. It's too late to pardon a man who has served the sentence and died. To remove the criminal conviction, a retrial is required. A pardon can only be given to someone who has been convicted (by definition).
However, sometimes a pardon is given because it's quicker and cheaper than a retrial.
The only use I can think of for a posthumous pardon is to make descendants feel better about their ancestors (as was done in pardoning soldiers convicted of cowardice while actually most probably suffering from shell shock). This didn't stop the execution of those soldiers of course.
It is a fact that Alan Turing broke a law that was in force at the time and so he was treated as people at that time were. I believe his conviction should stand and be worn as a badge of shame by our society. Also, details of his treatment at the hands of the government should be required teaching in schools.
re. 'Home screen horror'
Apart from the wallpaper, that home screen doesn't look too bad. I do like the clock, with alarm indicator, though the day text could be bigger. Does anyone know of a good looking analogue clock with day/date (one that doesn't need internet access or permission to send SMS messages, etc)? I ask because I can't use the HTC analogue clock when I use Launcher Pro on my Incredible.
But, but, but......
Makeup is worn (and seen) under natural lighting conditions, or the warm glow of restaurant incandescent lamps, or the cold hard glare of office fluorescents..... so what colour wool is being pulled over who's eyes here?
re."... how does a metal BACK...?"
Interference from reflected GPS signals?
It could get tricky
I might be running a 'botnet' that has perfectly legitimate and essential uses (such as monitoring and controlling medical equipment for home care patients) and uses similar techniques to the spam code. If my application code is a commercial secret (of course it is), then how do Microsoft know that a specialised patch to stop the spam botnet wouldn't disrupt my application and screw up many people in a bad way?
(Before anyone says it, I know it should be running on a specialised Linux appliance.)
"We refute any and all ......"
I thought it was only politicians who used the word 'refute' to trick people into thinking they were denying something.
.. he could try claiming copyright violation, since it is arguable that he owns the IP of his own 'artistic performance' in this incident.
Being from the UK and in my mid-fifties, I think of scientific and medical careers when I see the word 'spatula'. Could it be that the US usage of the word to mean 'food mixing implement' is causing some misunderstanding? (RIM is a Canadian company so perhaps a Canadian commentard could let us know the usual interpretation there.)
I've just installed and used it and it looks very good and since it seems to be a phone-based web server then I can control my Incredible, Wildfire and Vega simultaneously in three different tabs (because I can).
One mildly annoying thing was that I could rearrange the buttons by dragging them, but they returned to their original locations when one of them was pressed, so I won't do it again.
I tried to connect over the WiFi hotspot with mobile data running but this doesn't work (because of Android I think). It would be nice if this did work so you could connect your phone and laptop while away from home.
The AirDroid task manager showed that GTO, GoogleDocs and Dropbox were running on my phone even though the Android Running Services list did not show them. After killing them in Airdroid, they did not show again until I started then stopped them on the phone. Maybe somebody can shed some light on this?
...... aluminium would become transparent?
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