178 posts • joined Thursday 18th June 2009 12:16 GMT
Re: "Irish Sales"
This is part of the price we pay for membership of the EU. Its called the Single Market. I may have 'sales' reps on all the different countries, but when a sale is made that happens in a low tax country, not the country either of the parties making the transaction are physically situated in.
Re: Not sure about this
"... I can't think why anyone would want to buy a Blackberry after BBM is released on Android."
Maybe they think it works better for them.
Re: re. proverbial brown stuff off a shovel
I've never understood this saying. The proverbial brown stuff is usually sloppy and sticky. When it comes off the shovel is usually slowly and incompletely and hard to achieve. Goggles because, well you don't want it in your eye do you?
Re: Brought of the gravity well?
Yes. That is why it doesn't just fly off into spaaaaaaaace.
Erm? Name me a State of the US which was a country before joining the US. Most of them were colonies of other countries, Great Britain, France, Spain, Netherlands etc...
Re: All very true, but..
'per the dictionary definition ("a device that throws a projectile" - Merriam-Webster)'
Does that make a crossbow a gun? How about a longbow, or a catapult. All devices that throw a projectile which aren't guns. I'm sure there are many more. Then again how about a hot glue gun? What's the projectile there?
Re: Lies, damn lies, and linkbait
"well, in conclusion, it's time for a beer."
Not only is James Bond fictional, but he is not a fair representation of intelligence.
Then again, if it was a fair representation of intelligence it would be dead boring.
Re: It was probably the bribery
"Yeah, but you can get away with it as long as Tony Blair is on your Christmas card list."
I shall instantly add him, and David Cameron for double insurance :)
Re: unintended f*c*i*g consequences.
From what I understand, coke is a weapon of mass destruction all on its own.
Don't forget the 6 or 7 of us that bought Playbooks
Re: Plan 9 from Planet Obvious: XP -> Linux Mint + sandboxed XP VM
How does running XP In a VM avoid the problem of XP EOL? If it is unsupported on physical hardware it will be just as unsupported in a VM.
Re: To be fair...
Its not lies. Its just selective. This is known as making a case to fit a certain point of view. Politicians, lawyers and journalists do this for various reasons, one being it winds up those who have the full facts. Well done, you bit.
Anybody else noticed?
Apple and Appeal are almost the same word
They aren't pineapples they're hand grenades in disguise.
Re: I wish...
And of course, you aren't supposed to watch iPlayer without a TV licence....
Re: PCs are being SNUFFED by crass pre-installed operating systems
Eadon, you owe me a new keyboard. Laughed coffee all over this one.
Anybody want some toast?
1. I don't consider bounceback to be obvious or trivial. I actually think its quite clever as a metaphor and innovative. Definitely patentable.
2. I don't know who did it first.
"... I’ll be like a Victorian gentleman visiting a zoo, poking the creatures with a stick."
Reminds me of the Lion and Albert. ".. with 'is stick with the 'orses 'ead 'andle. The finest that Woolworths' could sell."
Bring a megalith party
Yeah, yeah, just stick them over here in the kitchen.
Re: Yep. Lennart Poettering put it best...
The Bear, originally called Shardik, but named Mir (meaning "the world beneath the world") by the Old People,
Re: This isn't going to have the desired result
Opera has had the facility to block 3rd party cookies for quite some time. I find it makes little difference to general browsing but cuts out one bunch of snoops.
... in a country that allows public gun ownership.
Obviously the possibility you might take a picture of someone is much worse than the possibility you might kill them.
I shall be sad to see Opera become a WebKit replicant browser like so many of the others out there.
Hydrogen Fuel cell cars : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21234234
Re: it's 42
Don't worry about it. The Vogons will be along soon to build a Hyperspace bypass.
Re: Who wants to ....
"the fantastic Windows 8 all the way"
Thanks! New keyboard please.
Copyrights and patents are supposed to protect creative people / organisations. So why not make them non-transferable? If the company / person that created the item protected by patent or copyright ceases to exist (stops trading / dies) before the time clause, then the patent or copyright protection should end, allowing the work / idea into the public domain. Buying patents / copyrights so you can stop competition with your product is bad.
I do believe some form of protection is required but I also think some companied go too far. I think that where patents are included in a standard (hence licensed FRAND) the standard should explicitly layout what the FRAND terms are (maybe put an inflation proofing clause in there) so that all parties know what they are getting into right at the outset and no amount of legal wrangling will change.
Re: Time to bring back the Hansard Principle?
Absolutely. This is the Single Market most of the mainstream politicos want to protect.
He's right y'know
Apple are making exactly the same mistake they made before.
Apple platform is only available on Apple hardware, and it is expensive.
Android is available on hardware from many OEMs. They compete with one another and this drives down price.
More consumers will purchase the cheaper equivalent product. They don't really understand the all the differences, and don't need to. They understand they can play most of the same games, browse the same web sites, and watch the same catchup TV services, i.e. do all the things they want to do. If you don't look too closely they are exactly the same, hence all the law suits.
Currently app(lication)s are (mostly) produced just for the major platforms: iOS and Android.
As the percentage install base of iOS drops away the profit for iOS apps will also drop away. Software producers will concentrate on Android because that is where the money will be.
iOS will become more irrelevant.
Fewer people will buy it because it won't run X or Y killer app, and then you are in a vicious circle.
This is exactly what happened in Mac vs PC. It has nothing to do with the quality of the platform and everything to do with high prices and restricted choice.
As for the others? HP have thrown in the towel, RIM have missed the boat.
Microsoft may be able to build their own boat if they can get compatibility between desktop sorted out in time.
Re: Holy crap balls
I quite like it. Being dyslexic, I find it easier to read than most sites.
Nielsen's point is that things should be usable by everyone. Not just those who can tell the difference between green and red or have full manual dexterity or don't get their wucking murds fuddled.
Re: Metro version of visual studio anyone???
Why vote him down for stating the truth?
Re: Winning the hearts and minds of good people all over the world.
How is this different from any other large company. Keeping the cash rolling in is what they are there for.
If I were VMWare...
...I'd be worried.
Why? Well, who runs Novell Netware these days? Fifteen years ago it was king for networking PCs. Then Microsoft started to improve the networking built in to windows, provided a comparable directory service, integration with email etc...
Hyper-V may not be up to V-Sphere yet, but it will be. And at no extra cost.
Read the article
"both bought iPhones around 2009 and found that at the end of their AT&T contracts they couldn't switch networks"
Re: Multiple Choice Quiz
The problem with your supposition is that the inefficiencies are in the the delivery portion of the exchange when its usually that the commissioning body has no idea what they want or what can be done. What outsourcing gives you is:
costs + profits + inefficiencies + Repeat(costs to change it all just as delivery is due + profits on that) while plug not pulled = £N = outsourced public services
Re: Microsoft joins Apple as a TROLL!
" Looks like German courts are becoming the EU troll havens."
Yes...Well, it was getting cramped under the bridge.
Mine's the one with the billy goat pattern
Re: I agree with Mr. Wozniak.
"What was wrong with the old one? It was shit. Too big, too clunky and too analogue."
And designed by a company that prides itself in industrial design. You can't have it both ways. Personally proprietary connectors are a turn off.
"The world's first phone with a four-dimensional UI."
You mean I can scroll backwards and forwards in time?
Probably the best.. is Carlsberg (according to their ad).
Heineken reaches the parts others cannot reach... sort of like Apple maps in reverse
Re: If true, Assange played straight into their hands!
"or at least appealing in Sweden"
I wouldn't find him appealing no matter where he was.
"although no devices are due to ship until the first calendar year of 2013."
How many calendar years are there in 2013?
"Surely safer to put down inductive charging loops next time the roads are resurfaced." - but very wasteful.
Government Committee discovers bloody obvious
Poor people aren't paying £30000 for a small, poorly equipped car which can only do 100 miles before you need to recharge it for 4 hours. Well fancy that!
Mine is the one with a hydrogen fuel cell in the pocket.
Re: Sorry for the dumb question...
Everything in 16 cities
Re: Like & Dislike -Apple looses
I read this differently. 85% are anti bullshit. Some of this 85% probably like and own Apple products, but all of them don't like the way Apple have been erm... aggressively litigious, and are now thinking 'What goes around comes around'. 15% don't believe Apple can do any wrong.
Re: htc patent crapple
Or a sentence.