253 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 13:36 GMT
USB into some unsuspecting victim's PC front-ports seems to be the answer.
Can we stop talking about the amount of corporation tax paid on sales turnover? The two have no relation...
The most important thing for teaching is good teachers rather than good subject knowledge. A CompSci graduate is complete overkill for teaching computing to lower years.
It's bound to be better than the rubbish ICT courses that existed before though...
How are ~60Mbps and sub-10ms pings not real broadband?
Mildly annoying that it's a Lib Dem furthering this illiberal stretch of the current censorship laws...
What a crock of bullshit from Ubisoft. 7% of people will spend £30 on a game and 7% will also spend 20p on an outfit so we might as well focus on the 20ps. I find the 7% figure quite unlikely in the first-place, Ubisoft flog themselves very heavily on Steam and I imagine would do well as a consequence.
Re: $440 Million
You couldn't really though... it's not $21tn per year but a one-off.
Don't iPhones already have four of these?
The UK economy needs to be more creative and less like Google...
Whatever your view on Google they're one of the more creative corporations of the last decade.
I know it's all legal bullshit but Apple claiming that a smartphone released 11 months ago could irreparably damage them is a funny thing to say...
What's this got to do with Windows 8? It's a study into all existing Windows PCs. And yes, most BSODs are caused by driver problems so naturally you'll get less problems with mass marketed, expensive, branded products than cheap own-brand stuff.
The dates aren't real, they're just the estimated quarter. The best way to check it to use a site such as roadworks.org where you can see what work they're up to. My exchange went Live about 6 weeks ago on Infinity but two-thirds of the cabinets still haven't been turned on.
Why can't the emergency services move to GSM and use the commercial networks? Would give them cheaper kit and probably better coverage.
Does Google really make money from porn? I don't think porn companies can advertise with Google or receive adverts on their sites...
Let's be fair, we've all run a DELETE command in our time and forgotten to put a WHERE clause on... and it's one of those things you only ever do on a Live environment.
Why, oh why...
Why are all of Andrew's stories about copyright? The right's holder wouldn't have made a penny if the BBC had done their checks, as the image was inappropriate. As a result of their cock-up he probably has made some money.
Most people I know who have installed smart meters are now sitting in the dark...
Joking aside, it does really help to cut consumption. A lot of people don't understand the relative values of a TV v PC v washing machine v kettle v lights, etc. and this will definitely help.
Dead Island was a bit average to say the least. Saint's Row: The Third on the other hand was bloody brilliant.
It doesn't need to disentangle itself from Google+. Everyone will have it and no one will use it. Much like pretty much everyone has a Windows Live Profile with their Hotmail account but no one uses it.
Hybrid drives overall seem to cost more than pure SSDs at the moment?
I'm afraid I can't agree with Andrew here... there are lots of people I know who don't program because quite honestly they have no idea what it is and who's knowledge of it sits somewhere between thinking it's 0s and 1s and knowing it has a lot of curly brackets but who would potentially have been great at it and could have had a career in it if they'd only been given the opportunity.
I'm lucky enough to be a programmer because I had a dad who always knew that computers were a good career to go into despite being technically inept. A lot of people have never had this start and that is the job of the education system, to introduce people to concepts and ideas that otherwise they might never have come across.
Let's not pretend that we're talking about showing kids some HTML... we did a bit of HTML at school along with a large dose of Microsoft Frontpage. This is about teaching kids some programming, showing them that it's something they can do if they have a logical disciplined brain. There are plenty of kids who are good at Maths but know they don't want a pure mathematical career and we should nurture their desire by showing them how they can use mathematical concepts to do cool things.
The current GCSE curriculum is worse than being taught no ICT. At least if it's kept out of the school for now someone might be able to escape having any interest in ICT destroyed by the course.
The Lib Dems have been hoodwinked on this one but it's a major issue for their membership. A lot of Tories don't seem to like it either, so I expect to see a U-Turn and it quickly filed away somewhere for the next Labour lot.
No one wants to "oust" Darwin... Darwin won't be on the Series F notes as he's on the Series E. Each Series has a new person for each note (for instance see the new £50 note). The petition is simply saying let's put Turing at the top of the pile for the next selection process.
First of all, Mass Effect 3 does not feature "multi-player". It features co-op.
Secondly, this game looks way better than Skyrim... whilst Skyrim was very good at providing nice vistas the actual textures when up close were incredibly poor. The Unreal Engine currently looks amazing and is really fine-tuned... unlike Skyrim there's no dodgy edge logic or things floating about/unrealistic physics.
I'm not sure the content of this article is 100% true as I'm a Be user and haven't had any problems with iPlayer and neither have most others I know. I was under the impression this problem was IP specific? I imagine different IP blocks are taking different routings and some were never hitting Akamai in the first place. This is also backed up by the fact that the issue doesn't seem to have affected O2 users despite them using the same network infrastructure.
I know it was only a joke but Apple's not worth more than Poland... Apple's total value is $500bn whilst Poland's annual income is just under $500bn.
If you think this is bad you should see the blunders that are regularly made on South East Today.
Personally, I think IP should only be enforceable if the company are actively making use of it and making it available at a reasonable cost... a lot of people who torrent do so because it's the most convenient way of acquiring content.
What I'm really saying is the following:
Games Developers - 1. don't use restrictive DRM that blocks valid users, 2. don't charge twice as much for an online purchase as it costs on physical media.
Musicians - ensure your music is on services such as Spotify; if you don't want it being listened to for free, then make it premium only.
TV/Films - You all need to get together and make sure people can actually license all of your content. I'd love to use LoveFilm or Netflix but I'm not going to pay for a 60% experience where I still need to torrent or not watch the other 40%.
I know some will argue that companies own IP and therefore if they don't want it available online then that's their right but I personally don't think they can complain that people are using it online for free when they don't even offer it online.
Well, when Google first negotiated the deal Firefox has around 25%. Now they still have ~25% but Chrome has ~25%. It's all good news for Google really... they're now the default search engine on over 50% of desktop systems and pretty much all mobile devices.
I do feel sorry for eBuyer... what a cock-up!
The notion of it being like "gluing the doors shut" though is a bit dumb... more like the shop being full?
Now all we need is for a couple more lorries to crash on the site... preferably one from Lurpack and one from Hovis... and then maybe for them to catch light and toast the area?
I bought my girlfriend an Orange Monte Carlo... Orange had it for £130 including £10 credit. They were also giving away a £25 pre-paid debit card with it and I got £20 off through Quidco.
Total cost for a 4.3" Android phone: £75
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