1897 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
Sounds worth a watch. Off to the cinema - assuming its playing at my local.
Not naive more accurate to say super size profits will generate some investment. Losses dont generate any investment.
LameDuck for Office 2015
MS always attempts to add a pointless application to each iteration of Office, they always fail, the only exception being OneNote which seems to have attracted a rabid* fan base. Looks like Sway is the new entrant in this category.
*rabid in the sense of those who colour code their emails or tidy their desk before going home each night.
@AC Re: I suspect Google will fail
Oh dear god. Is that the best you can come up with?
Apple doesn't dream of market share - it dreams and realises Margin. Not that I'm a fan boi - just your fatuous comment was annoying.
In other words
Its OK to do a data landgrab coz we aren't those nasty Americans - honest.
Do these fuckwads really not get it?
Re: I find this report...
Im no expert on GPS but wouldn't it require multiple impersonation devices for it to be effective?
I paralleled one of these on my commute 2 Fridays ago heading between Bloomsbury and Paddington. - initially I was puzzled by the integrated rear light - so put a shuffle on to catch up.
As a daily lycra clad commuter on a folder but who doesn't hang about I found it a real struggle to keep up with this mid-50's guy on one.
Although I for one think some form of suspension is useful on London's roads.
Re: A fool and his money.....
A completely different bike that meets a fairly different consumers needs perhaps?
Re: I dont get it.
Yes you missed the bit where the power generation and transmission network is generally more efficient and less polluting than the Petroleum generation and transmission one.
Also there are all sorts of practical and cost effective power generation choices - there are far fewer for the generation of petrol and hydrocarbon fuel sources.
But I suspect you knew that and were just trolling.
Re: To put it bluntly ...
Yes - as an alternative to "activist" can El Reg come up with one of their famously witty put downs for him? We could even have a little compo just like we do for SPB names.
Can I be the first to suggest iC*nt?
@SD3 Re: Activist Investors & Venture Captialists
Carphones VC <> All VC's.
There are as many different types of VC as there are different types of other investors. Stop trying to dumb down a complex argument to make a point.
No-one gets away scott free
Nokia's pre-Elop mismanagement was to blame for a lot of their problems, but Elop did everything he could to hasten the demise.
The burning platforms memo was the biggest act of corporate suicide since Gerald Ratner described his own jewellery as a bit shit.
In a lot of cases there are a faceless group of people that never get the blame and deserve a share of it - that's the boards of these companies. Nokia's board should be had up on charges for overseeing such a disaster for shareholders and employing Elop in the first place.
@beat666 Re: Meanwhile, in earlier news ...
"Except it isn't..."
Care to substantiate that with a linky? I don't have an axe to grind per se but if you are contradicting someone who has given multiple links I would at least expect a similar level of argument from yourself.
Re: What this means is
Its says very little to those 2 things explicitly. It says we don't understand the mechanisms at work here even enough to classify what they may be. Certainly not "cosmic" whatever that may be. Sounds like something we should call Dr Strange for.
I presume you meant Solar or specifically Cosmic ray interactions in cloud formations. Either that or you were having a 60's hippy flashback. Cosmic man!
Re: I think...
How about an aspidistra? I for one would welcome the chance to shake my leaves at intrepid adventurers.
Re: Witness the discrimination inherent in the system!
Indeed. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Google was deliberately pinging some valid requests back simply to create some noise around the issue.
Conversely I wouldn't be at all surprised if those 18 people are complete f*cktards and have no clue what the content of the ruling was and are expecting Google to "delete t'interwebs" just to get their nudie prod picture removed.
Re: Public confidence?
Relax - no ones down voting you because you were so incoherent we don't have a clue what your point was.
Re: I do wonder
Im not sure comparing R&D spend between M&S and Samsung is useful in this case.
1. The lag between R&D spending and Patent granting is HUGE - it probably takes 10 years to realise the R&D spend in a granted payment.
2. Most of that $3.29 payment probably comes from 5, 10 or 20 year old Windows and Dos patents, and is no guide to what M$ is doing now.
3. Samsung and M$ have vastly different commercial interests outside of the mobile and computing sectors - we don't know how their internal sectors breakdown that overall R&D budget. Its entirely possible that MS's Nokia division has a fraction of the R&D budget that Samsungs phone division has or vice versa.
Re: I was kind of hoping...
H'enterprise and Printers?
I think this is a cunning plan
To create a lifeboat when the Autonomy fallout results in HP Mgt facing jail time.
(Ok fanciful but we can wish!)
Alternatively - the headline just could have been - "HP Management search for clue stick as usual"
roll on 2015
If WinPhone is now looking competitive, Blackberry are showing the first signs of relevance again, Samsung are stumbling and Apple out of ideas 2015 could be a year of real choice in the mobile market again.
Re: Slightly misleading headline
Are you new here?
Your first mistake was assuming the headline has any relevance to the story when a humorous angle can be created instead.
Your second was posting about it where people like me can troll you.
Re: Illiterate idiots
Says the anon coward....
Since it was thre authors methinks it was a press screening and a timed article.
However preposterous it was
It's my favourite episode of the series so far. Dodgy science, dodgy sets and effects. It could have been an episode from the original series.
On top of that we get some cracking dialogue and brilliant acting between Capaldi and Coleman, and the real Capaldi Doctor appears and he's a cracker forcing his companion to make the decisions.
It has redeemed the series for me.
Re: Still awaiting the *click*.
Just watching the latest episode on the moon.
It's currently redeeming the entire series so far. Dodgy sets, but with a great Capaldi and Coleman moment and a great moral dilemma.
Re: Still awaiting the *click*.
Agree. a few more glimpses of the family of blood doctor would be good. And the one that offed the star creature in the Xmas episode. Where Donna said he needs a companion to keep everyone else safe.
Re: TV Entertainment
Well said sir! A little context sometimes puts things into perspective.
Re: Just how much better is HEVC
"Give people 3 years grace and then start moving to AVC."
When the average life of TV equipment should reasonably be measured in decades (as it always was before the LCD flat panel explosion) - how do you work that one out?
Nice contribution to our throwaway society sir!
I bet you bought a 3D tv didn't you?
Ok I haven't watched the video but does the payload on the Pi include automated Wifi crackers against the in-house wifi? Otherwise how does it communicate back to the Black Hat? Is he (for its always a he) sat outside in a car or at the starbucks across the road?
If its just speculative - send one to me - I could do with some free pi. Although our mail room does xray stuff so the chances of it getting to me are slim.
Re: The trick is *useful* energy
There's a uk company that makes a domestic version of this without all the micro channel doodads. Just basically a standard pv with the water heater version behind it. Looks worth doing.
Edit:possibly the same crowd linked disparagingly below.
If the other companies have settled without any court action its utterly irrelevant to the judge in the case.
Just because others have taken what they probably perceived as the cheap way out doesn't mean Apple or any other have to follow suit. Indeed - it appears for now they been been vindicated for not doing so.
Gap was a triumph simply because at the end of the last book your were cheering for an evil rapist, mentally wrecked woman, whiny manchild, and a weak emasculated pirate. And they were the good guys!
Never have so many utterly flawed characters appeared together in a sci fi series.
It Has never left my top 3 sci/fi fantasy novels/series since I read it.
Nazi Opera scifi where Rapist and Rapee team up to save the universe from Evil Omni-corp and Octo-beholder-triffids. I don't see that elevator pitch going down well even at HBO.
Shame as its Donaldsons best work by a country mile.
Re: It contains a "data sphere"?
Not that I disagree with your sentiments but its nearer 90% of gdp.
Whilst you're right in fact
I think you're casting it too black and white. With ~$50Bn in the bank - that reduces the attack surface in all sorts of ways not applicable for smaller companies.
There has got to be massive tech industry pressure behind the scenes to kill off the MS vs DOJ Dublin data center case.
I for one
Hope the mirror gets the book thrown at them.
MP's have enough opportunies for stupidity without some rag creating more of them. It also sounds like it was a random fishing expedition rather than targeting a serial shagger love rat type although we could speculate how far it may have gone if allowed...
I also suspect you could put a sizable proportion of the male population in the same scenario with the same result. One of my friends marriages started the same way. Fortunately she wasn't a Mirror journo. Unfortunately she was another kind of nut job.
Cue stampede of punters
From Vod to telestra.
'Improve our service offering' me arse. Sell ads more like.
My thoughts exactly. Why in earth did the journo introduce so many uneeded stages. It was ludicrous.
The same kit with a CD vs an mp3. Just using a CD drive in your PC vs mp3 is enough for the first round of testing. No messing around with speakers and amps just decent headphones. If you can haer a didfernce at 320kbps then take it further.
Totally pointless article.
Havent read the article yet - just wanted to upvote the "clear the rim" line.
Isn't this department of the bleeding obvious time again*?
Low price = low room for movement
High price = lots more room for movement.
i.e. prices of real things tend to get less elastic as they approach zero. Especially if there are some underlying base or floor costs.
*Disclaimer - Im not even sure what a Transit price is.
Re: Well I WANT ONE
if it was a tiny bit more price competitive (say within 10-15% of a Nexus) I'd be seriously tempted.
Re: Not surprised
yes like signing up existing customers as new subscribers by telling them they cant continue with the same number so as to get a bigger commission. (happened to my brother)
Not sorry to see a the cowboys amongst your former colleagues on the dole.
Re: Canary or Herring? or Potato
Potato potatoe. I don't give a stuff what Apples motives are - if the result is that its made the Feds job harder on mass data trawls fair play to them.
Ultimately results count more than motives.
Re: Boring Article
Are you new here?
More of this please
The same release twice
I wonder if it was the same code release two weekends running.
Re: Will Amazon invest in...
Given the way amazon are reputed to treat their staff they have probably all been told to move and given a pay cut to "encourage" them
I suspect that's the reason for the move. More ground rent = bigger fake losses for the UK company not to pay tax against.
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