The 1990's called... etc.
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The 1990's called... etc.
That's ridiculously wasteful.
If access to this data was properly controlled, then great. It could be extremely useful for any number of non-evil groups.
If, however, it is handed out to any Tom, Dick or Harry, or simply leaked by mismanagement, then abuse is going to be a serious concern. As mentioned by someone earlier, insurance companies would love to get their greasy mitts on this kind of dirt.
...actually, now I think about it, poor data quality may make this database largely useless anyway. Data from clinical trials are often really difficult to interpret since doctors don't care/don't have time to worry about consistent data entry.
I think the crater is pretty old and that it's provided enough shade for long enough that there could be some ice lying around.
Oh, go and grow an imagination.
"A food product identified simply as "brown" would rightly be treated with suspicion here in the antipodes."
Only because Vegemite's name isn't sufficiently descriptive.
"Anyway there was too much bacon in that pan, it lowers the temperature and doesn't fry properly."
Indeed. That bacon was hardly cooked at all.
Buttie just means sandwich.
Majo on anything hot is just weird.
Surely the latter option is just too complicated to cook after a skin full. It'd be pretty good as heated leftovers though.
@David Knapman: Claptrap! If you're health conscious, you shouldn't be eating bacon.
Personally I like to butter one slice and put a mixed layer of English mustard and ketchup on the other. I'm not saying it's the only way to do it, but it's damn tasty.
Furthermore, I've tried gaming on tablets and phones, but touchscreens just don't cut it.
"The future is surely tablets, and other devices running Onlive type services."
I bloody well hope not. I haven't bought a physical game in ages, but moving to a subscription and rental service is one step too far for me.
Plus, who the hell has the bandwidth?
I really should start sending all *my* idle doodles to the patent office too.
Being told by a recording that "your call is important to us" and that "we apologies for the continued wait" is only slightly less infuriating than being informed by a recording that "on behalf of TransPennine Express, we apologies for the delay to this service".
saynoto0870 is good, but not you can't get alternative numbers for everyone and a fair few are out of date.
Don't buy carrier-branded phones. Manufacturer-branded sure, but not carrier.
My Samsung GS2, for instance, was bought from dial-a-phone on a T-Mobile contract but doesn't have any T-Mobile bloat and can be updated via Kies.
...not that Kies isn't a piece of crap, but at least I don't have to wait for T-Mobile to 'approve' any updates.
I challenge anyone to notice a 0.4 mm difference in thickness.
Barely sufficient? Honestly, kids today!
Sounds like MS' mark-up on memory will be almost as insane as Apple's.
The drunk icon was appropriate.
"So who are the children and who are the adults?"
All of us here and certainly not you, respectively.
Yeah, I've found a similar code in a DVD before.
AC just riled me, as is an AC's want.
That's true. Though my point was that, since it's free, any shortcomings in its software could be dealt with by flashing it like the Android hacker mentioned in the article. Flashing normally voids the warranty though, so if you've spent £100 for something you're less likely to risk flashing than if you've got it for free.
No, what they want is for you to buy it once for every device you own... or, even better, each time you want to watch it.
More seriously, they don't want you to have a choice of source since you'll always go for the cheapest, which will drive down profit.
If it's free, just flash it. No warranty to void.
A treatment pioneered by Zorgo, I believe.
No. Telewest and NTL put the cables down. Virgin Media just bought it.
Now they're sitting on an ageing network that they have full control over and have no incentive to expand. Within the network they face next to no competition since BT won't put cable down in areas saturated by VM customers.
I suppose it could be worse, I could live in Hull.
So first I was a rich middle class country type, now I'm a townie and the people in the villages are peasants?
You're right about water, fuel and food prices, but watch your damn tone.
Besides, wouldn't boosting the economy in that area by making it a viable place to run a business generally help the situation with more vital utilities?
Middle class? I suppose, but it doesn't really feel like it.
Rural? No. I'm a Virgin Media customer living in the centre of Sheffield.
Just because I can get a service doesn't mean people living in the arse end of Cornwall shouldn't.
We don't need 100Mbit connections in every city. We need reliable 2-10Mbit connections in every village.
We also need to force all infrastructure owners to open up their network to competition. I'm looking at you, Virgin Media.
"In my experience people often replace a Microsoft mouse with another Microsoft mouse"
I'm the same. Except replace Microsoft with Logitech :)
Yup. That's why the Surface is being released with a keyboard and touchpad dock.
"Americanisms"? Pah! I think not.
I can't think of any that have been denied classification. Was Manhunt denied?
*Corporate Greed Factor
That sort of ad appeals to me. I love programming and solving algorithmic problems, but I have no wish to end up in a grey cubicle.
Surely a Google search would have done. Rule of thumb: if the meaning of a word can't be found on the first 2 pages of a Google search, then it doesn't exist (on the internet).
On topic: Brogrammmers sound like nobs.
Sure as eggs is eggs. Sure as every odd numbered Star Trek movie is crap.
Or one page with anything made using Flash.
Not sure why you were down voted, even if your understanding is wrong.
...maybe someone took exception to you failing to close your brackets.
Will a single core cut it though?
A national denouncement database.
Yeah... careful with your terminology there pal.
UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, A, START
"Now, 500 to 1,000 apps may at first blush seem to be far more than any rational human being might keep on their iOS device. But as macjeff rightly points out, if Apple expects your iPhone, for example, to eventually replace "your phone, your pocket gaming system, your smart-home remotes, your TV remotes, your day-timer, etc.," it might want to reconsider the limitation."
Check the wording of your contract. El Reg is no doubt correct that O2 had no _legal_ obligation.
I'm not saying the wording is fair.
That joke only has two arguments, not three.
...although that'll probably fold the company, which will only hurt the people at the bottom.
Those at the top are probably syphoning off everything they can right now, just in case.
Well if they don't, I hope they'll be paid significantly less.
...or not at all.