1190 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009
Bah, imagine actually employing HR staff. Should have been outsourced already or used uni placement students for 80% of HR staff. Those strategies have worked so well in firms I've worked for before.
I quite like the idea of a 10" tablet with a removable keyboard that can run a full sized operating system. Preferably *inx but Windows would do. A lot of the time though it feels like companies put products out because they think they have to but don't want to compromise another area were they make more money without realising they are probably going to lose the business anyway.
There was a time when AVG was the freebie scanner to have. Unfortunately when I hear non-tech users talk about it now it's because they are confused about popups it is generating.
It would be interesting to see this applied to blackberrys as well. Old Nokias too.
What will the do when she goes rampent?
Re: and there is no secondary market – e-books cannot be resold as used books,
Microsoft and Oracle already lost the not allowed to sell licensed software on battle too.
and there is no secondary market – e-books cannot be resold as used books,
I am looking forward to the day the EU decides this is illegal and sues everyone who tried to implement it.
Don't those test strips use up a lot of power?
As you asked so nicely.
Someday I am going to get round to fixing that autocorrect.
Here's hoping that it can be modified for mass production and some company doesn't sit on the patient to milk existing factory equipment.
I am sure there will be plenty of components about magical air/reality distortion force fields but perhaps all the analysts just got it wrong this time.
Releasing two version of the watch, one with and the other without sapphire glass could backfire. They ones without would be the new 5C telling people you couldn’t quite afford the real thing.
"this change will save over £100m of public money in the next seven years."
Why not strech it out to seventy years, then it would save £1b!
1GB of RAM for Windows 8? My phone has more RAM than that. I built a desktop for less than that (didn't have to buy windows for it though).
4K is all well and good but will it make Yes Minister any funnier?
(Bootnote, hit the shift key a bit soon and that started as $K)
I was thinking more of the marketing department's attempts to push more tvs.
Lower power consumption, built-in fast wi-fi and a good range of ports. These are the sort of things I'd be looking for in a new TV. Would not pay one penny for 4K over HD. (I was going to put something in about the quality of the screens themselves but hope this will improve no matter what)
How long before we see a 4K 3D TV?
Re: The chocolate is still shit, though.
When the firm you work for sends you to the middle of nowhere for six weeks on site, not really. If it could have been done remotely they wouldn't have paid for a plane ticket.
The chocolate is still shit, though.
As are the soft drinks. Bloody corn syriup.
Re: @James 51
Aye, but if you were going to built the electric grid today from scratch with the technology we have now, it would be a very different beast. As for the wheel, don't mind the width, feel the rubber.
The US Government needed to inadequately fund NASA so they can rebuild the companies that funds election campains. FTFY.
Reusing shuttle tech, isn't that forty years old?
What's the point of these? Is there some magical improvement in screw design that phone manufactures are keeping to themselves?
Isn't that the same R&D division that Elop took a chainsaw to?
This smacks of an old practice. Let people do something they are not supposed to and when the time comes to down size you can avoid the publicity and finical pain of redundancies.
Does scaling it up mean increasing the amount of heat you're dumping into the local environment? At some point that has got to give diminishing returns, if it doesn’t cause you the equipment to combust first.
The rats might still be better for sniffing out landmines.
“Nor is the people's judgment always true:
The most may err as grossly as the few.”
To make a dent on glass that would need to be a powerful acid. Probably HF and that is stuff you don't want to mess with.
Re: re : James 51
Ah, that makes alright then?
No, my point is that both cyclists and motorists jump red lights and it is wrong to condemn the entirety of either group for the actions of (hopefully) a few. The police have a duty to stop anyone from doing so but I have never seen that traffic rule enforced on either a cyclist or a motorist the spot.
Re: re : James 51
It is legal for them to use their judgement and cross when the light is red for them. It is illegal for any road user to do the same (not sure how that would work out if you had a problem with a horse, particular if something spooked it).
I know is the US they'd be charged with jaywalking. I was going to make a flippant comment about crazy laws but I am sure we have a few of those too.
Re: re : James 51
As do I occasionally but the police don't seem to be doing much about that either. I doubt it is the majority of cyclists doing it though, only the majority of cyclists you notice (or at least you don't notice them till they are going through a red light). I see far more car drivers do it but then there are far few cyclists in the road, you can start on the percentage of the total who do such things etc etc. Lot of kilometrage in that argument.
I don't have a camera on my helmet (whiich I suppose I could rectify) and licence plates can be dirty (little more difficult). I have enough problems with the ocassional ejit trying to spook me by blasting a horn and shouting at me or waving their arm out of the window as they speed past without putting a big target on my back. Plus I've had things like oil being stolen from the tank in my garden and the police didn't even call out when I reported it. Just because you hand the police a conviction on a plate doesn't mean they'll do anything about it.
I cycle a lot and the drivers who concern me most aren't always on the phone but there is a lot of dangerous driving done by drivers on the phone. Though maybe they are just careless in general. That's why these kind of studies are so difficult. But still, it's against the law but I still see a lot of people doing it.
It does seem fairly reasonable. Only problem is that it invite a huge amount of abuse. 'Oh what's this email to your mistress doing here. Not really relevant to our investigation but we might need to mention it to the missus if you don't starting doing what we want...'
Hopefully this is a blue harvest effort.
MS, they rarely seem to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. I have an xbox. I might get a lumia at some point but I'd never buy windows seperate from a new PC and most of the time I build my own to avoid it.
The podcasts seem to be working okay.
Where does stuff like The Tunnel which is made by Sky/Canal+ which is a remake of The Bridge Scan Noire (I like that new genre term) fit in?
Some of the best TV I've sceen recently is Spirals and The Returned but you find them on BBC 4.
Don't use apps to access websites, go to the website.
Surely a good if risky goal of another manned mission would be to investigate.
Re: But why would they be less cool
Apple's cool has been a hipster slight cooky brand of aspirational kinda cool. This is Apple moving into the kind of territory you'd expect to find IBM in (funny enough IBM just announced they'd be writing some enterprise apps for the platform). It's like trying to be the woman throwing the hammer at the screen and the grey crowd at the same time. A tough act to pull off.
I am surprised they are not bundling it into prime and force the price of it up by a few $$$$
Wouldn't this sort of law meant that slave owners could have sued for lost profits on the end of slavery?
If it was worded a certain way... imagine putting vat up causes a drop in sales, sueballs. Goverment announces that a certain dye is found to be harmful and is recalled, sueballs. An announcement about an investigation into tax minimisation and potential fraud commited causes a drop in share price...
Re: Not mourning
Don't tell me we have the dreaded PCPRO double post bug now.
A remake well done is possible but I fear you are right.
The Q5 has a 5mp camera and 8gb storage built in. Q10 has 8mp and 16gb. Those are the only real differences between the specs (the keyboard on the Q10 is very very good though).
Re: Avoid these phones
Actually, the Q5 has 2gb of RAM and a micro SD slot.
I have a Q10 but regret not buying the Q5 when carphone warehouse were selling them for £100 sim free. It has the same internals, it's the case that is different. Still a quality phone though. *sigh*
There are voice controls built into BB10 handsets but the reason I don't use them is the same reason I suspect I have never seen anyone, not even my most geeky friends and colleagues use one in anger (this includes Siri). The challenge of using it without compromising your privacy and looking/sounding like a complete git.
Wow. What did they bother paying for all this stuff if all their going to do is throw it straight in the bin without even looking at it? Can't help but see this as managers in MS protecting their turf by ensuring there is as little change as possible coming instead of trying to accomplish something.
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