1853 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
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.
Re: Outlook: fine
What do you base this bizarre ramble on? the America regulators are equal opportunity finers - just look at the record fines handed out to American banks.
The FCC have shown themselves to be far less predatory that some of the others.
don't get me wrong I think a US adventure would be a mistake - Voda needs to fix its network under-investment in Europe - but its in the US interests to keep another player alive in the mobile space.
Re: "80 million people in Britain"
Its the bleedin immigrants innit! Taking our jobs, NHS and damaging our well paid US globocorps.
Re: Oh suuuuuure, it STARTS with pretty pictures....
Am I the only one who bread this post and thought of Craig Charles fronting Robot Wars : Dogfight?
If you want universal coverage mandate it as part of the License terms for all networks not just o2.
You had the perfect opportunity when 4g came along and you blew it.
Alternatively all that free 2g spectrum that Vodafone and O2 got in the early days. Mandate that for continual usage of it, especially for new services they both accept 99.9 geographical population coverage.
Give them an incentive to share and they'll soon divide up the rural parts and come to some network sharing agreement.
What has European roaming got to do with rural UK connectivity.
Major league commentard fail.
Re: Climate change
I think you assumed wrongly Mr K.
Hang on a sec
These guys weren't whistleblowers they part of a conspiracy to smear a man by creating witness statements that were untrue. Regardless is the word plebs were used the second they stepped over the line to do that they were in the wrong doubly so because they were serving police officers. Its also unclear as to which mobiles they were using - if it was their police issue ones the Met was well within their rights to do anything they liked with the phone records.
Frankly given News Corps shoddy record the Sun guy should have be more flipping careful.
There are huge parts of RIPA that are troubling - but anyone who uses the Plebgate mess to moan about it should be picking their ground more carefully as the whole thing is a moral swamp of dubious stories and actions.
In summary valid points but ludicrous example to make them with.
I like the mini
Thats the first time BMW have done something with the Mini style that doesn't look like a bastardisation of the classic.
and if all else fails
you can use them to club somebody to death.
There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia
The content is mostly the work of the editors. I think most of its under Creative Commons type licensing - therefore a critical mass of editors should fork themselves off elsewhere. Jimbo will come crawling back when the donations start drying up.
Devil icon as he has a good line in (pitch)forks.
Weight and trim?
Aren't they now a serious problem?
Re: An example to follow
Your forgot the 95% of apps on Play that ask to too many permissions for no good reason.
For instance it took me 4 attempts from the first page of torch app hits to find one that didn't want to slurp my contacts or monitor the phone dialer.
Apple may be control freaky but by luck or design that freakery tends towards far more consumer protection than Google's laissez-faire approach. If it inconveniences the El Reg elites (who are not representative consumers) or developers - tough.
Re: That's a first..
Is there any record of the gecko's getting married prior to the fridgidity?
Re: Have we missed clowns?
Killer Clowns from Outer Space.
And not forgetting the pre-Monstrous Clown from IT, not the silly effects spider thing at the end, just the pointy teethed clown.
Re: No Commander Shepard / mixed bag of aliens on the winning side?
Upvoted but not forgetting the Knnn (they're crazy) and the Kif.
Am In the only one?
Who read the article and still has no clue what problem Blend is meant to solve?
Best I could get to was a messaging hub?
Consumers already have whatever's on their mobile plus twitbook, and corporates have outlook or similar.
Re: They've got you...
And in which case why hasn't the head of the BBC or other new outlets been nicked yet?
Re: Personally ...
Charles Stross has also mentioned that he uses scrivener - although he likens comparing it to a text editor as similar to comparing Word and Project.
or whilst dropping the kids off at the pool.......
Sekret "berkshire-nor" facility
I presume it was the EU bit that scuppered using your Berkshirenor proving ground as a final launch facility then?
Hang on a sec
Do I understand this correctly? Rimini provide some kind of oracle managed service but think that they can use other peoples licenses? What a dumb idea to hang a business on, especially when the company involved is well known as a vicious litigant with oodles of political clout
Re: I'm wondering ....
Graph theory and network analysis. :)
Re: What's the point of the 4G?
Convenience, battery life, better aerial/signal, network redundancy to name but 4 reasons.
Re: So basiclly,
Add a white pudding hold the beans and you have a sale!
Re: another chink in the Musk armor
Seriously dude what thread were you reading? Of the 6 on here only 2 are about spacex directly and one is a mild con and the other fairly even handed.
If I were you I'd avoid short ugly eastern European women in comfortable shoes and lifts with disappearing floors for a while.
You'll also be last on the list to repopulate the earth with a sweet shy girl with big speccy glasses.
We love the leader!
Giving them too much credit
I think you credit them with too much intelligence. They are being pushed by a powerful bunch of bueauro who have an absolute need to extert as much control as possible, and in fairness - if we had their jobs and mandate - we may lean the same way. What is very cynical and unacceptable - is those agencies attempts to criminalise some of the needed checks and balances that would prevent these organisations turning into the bastard cross of Big Brother and the Stasi.
The problem with the whole debate its become polarised and simplified, and because its a relatively easy ask and it seems like a trivial freedom to give up - most (genuinely) ignorant people don't see a problem with it.
The reality is that the average person in the street cant even conceive how much detail they are giving to Facebook every day - let alone what a government that became hostile to the majority of its citizens could do.
Re: The off grid dream
I remember that documentary - the lady was a hotty. Don't remember it being funny though.
Re: I would love to use solar panels
The efficiency argument on its own is rather a non-starter Im rather puzzled why you are fixated on it.
Admittedly it is a factor in the number of panels needed and therefore the cost but as long as you can come in on budget and have a big enough roof the actual efficiency is irrelevant.
Re: The only renewable I detect is the smell of BS
Jebus Solar city as well! If Elon Musk is truly Hank Scorpio/ Ernst Blofeld we are all fuscked
Go nameless guy! I just hope he/she has a better escape plan in place than Snowden did.
Hopefully they are already sunning themselves in Ecuador.
Anymore info or user experiences with the Fritzbox - the built in dect feature intrigues me.
Using the same logic HP are using - they shouldn't be offering to settle with the shareholders until 1 or more of the fraud reports are in.
However as Ledswinger notes - they are more concerned with saving the arses of the current incumbents of the C suite than actually getting to the bottom of the whole mess.
Errr one problem
You can hackintosh a surface pro with most of the same advantages for around £400.
Re: Paranoia or Publicity?
Indeed my first thought on this was attention whore.
Re: Oldest Business Problem: Expanded
That'll explain the huge wodges of gift vouchers John Lewis were offering with the Galaxy tab range earlier in the year. From memory my Galaxy tab 7 mk3 was less than half RRP. Not that it was worth the RRP imo - crappy battery issues - have a google.
More discounts on the way I suspect.
Re: But will the technology be obsolete by then?
Given the commercialisation of technology is invariably a multiyear process they'll have to go some to hit the kind of volumes and prices Tesla needs. Plus if Tesla launches the model 3 at the price and volumes he wants they will be able to drive the profits into whatever the next battery technology is.
Do you really expect flow cells to be that cheap that fast?
Re: well, why not ...
And any remote vulnerabilities that the FSB discover against Apples and SAP's servers as a result of the code exam will remain unexploited I'm sure.
Still what's good for the goose......
Will be interesting to see the fall out from this over the long term - who will win between the spook owned politicians in the US and those owned by the corporates who are increasingly suffering as the NSA's pigeons come home to roost.
Am I the only one
Who read the headline and thought the UK was getting Cortana and China was having to make do with Clippy or that Dog thing?
On that subject - if Clippy had been a fit bird would it have been more successful?
Obligatory Clippy hate page.
Re: Your kids no longer get an 'education' at school.
And how has that changed in the last 30 years? I crammed for all my exams, a lot of stuff needed to be learnt by rote so whats changed?
Re: What child needs a macbook pro?
You see for a few thousand years the dominant species on this planet has been devising tools to make its life easier and maybe even solve some problems.
If that doesn't work for you may I suggest you take this rock and try to open a can of beans with it?
More seriously kids should be taught how to reframe problems to work best with the tools they have to hand via logic and deductive reasoning and methods to check the tools output for accuracy. The actual solving of the problem can be left to the tool as long as the kids know the basic approach to solving the problem they don't have to solve it themselves.
Or perhaps you would prefer if we brought back slide rules and log tables?
Re: and there is no secondary market – e-books cannot be resold as used books,
"Right now, I like Amazon, but the day could arrive when they resemble total bastards."
Hachette would suggest that the day is already here.
Just because Amazon is taking someone elses lunch money today doesn't mean they wont be demanding ours tomorrow.
G-Cloud is a failure because no-one is being made to use it?
I love the way the homeopath fanboi was singled out. Question if such a person makes a microscopic contribution to the committee debates (ie at home building a duck pond), would they still claim to have had a significant impact on the decisions?
I love the way that a share of BBC worldwide's profits is not spelled out.
A. Do they mean a share of those profits produced by BBC Scotland programs (suspect not as that would be a lowball).
B. Do they mean a share of those profits equivalent to the proportion of the BBC headcount and Opex based in Scotland?
C. As much filthy lucre as the thieving politicians can grab.
Not saying Scottish politicians are any more larcenous than the rest of the UK - just that they are going effectively legislate themselves a series of new troughs to poke their snouts into and NO politician should be trusted to do that without intense oversight.
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