141 posts • joined 18 Jul 2009
Re: Well done
Maybe the physical device is part of the estate, but what if it contains things that the owner didnt wish to be passed on to the heirs ? Why should Apple assume that it's OK to do that ?
Re: That has got to be embarrassing for Microsoft
"No one seems to expect to be able to buy a phone with Cupcake on it, why on earth are they so attached to XP? I liked XP in the day but Windows 7 is far better."
Because it works, and their experience of upgrades is finally sinking in : upgrades are OK if you're starting afresh with a new machine but the cause of inevitable problems for your older software.
Send reg reporters on an engineering refresher
I think you'll find that's a mill, not a lathe.
Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves
Can't be right. The Daily Wail doesn't believe in climate change does it ?
Re: Productivity... or not
Yes, I have random anecdotes about long-obsolete versions of software, too.
What's your point ?
Re: Trending graphs
That's because they sell to managers, not users.
Re: QUOTE: "The Stubilizers all attach using a standard Go-Pro compatible mount. "
A cage is reasonable, a stronger mount not so much. Do you really want that motorcycle rider to grab your camera and then discover it's more firmly attached than he suspected ? A weak link will save your neck, literally.
Re: Daily Mail
If the Daily Mail's reporters are following their own advice and giving up bacon, booze and tobacco, it's hardly surprising the paper's going (even more) downhill.
Re: Not in the UK.....
Are you 'in control of the speed and direction' while stopped in a traffic jam ? You can't change direction without moving and your speed is forced to be zero.
the esteemed Daily Mail.
You do know that they can do things other than record, right ?
And that if secret filming is your thing, you can do it far better without ?
If you're concerned about being filmed, a google glass wearer is one of the LEAST likely suspects.
Re: Really ?
I'm not talking about number portability. I'm talking about dropping in a local SIM and using the local data rates instead of roaming. The only barrier to that is that you lose your contact number - but if your contact point is a cloud voip, you don't care.
Voice means carrier-controlled numbers, lockin, roaming charges. Data means your contact is not your phone, but your cloud address. Let direct voice die, and carrier power dies with it.
Hens (or at least, some variety of pigeons : they don't specify the sex) have been used by google since the early days.
Re: Looks like a black hole
A thief doesn't benefit from a theft that results in a drop in the value of the asset.
Other vested interests - banks, governments - do.
Don't be distracted
Never mind Assange. He's not important.
What about the snivelling excuses for government that murdered people and tried to cover it up ?
Not even in the free-market capitalism world, since the use of an open standard allows more competition.
Re: Chinese State espionage + Flash = Fail
I took it to mean the NSA.
Re: Don't buy security from box shifters
What makes you think open source software isn't professionally written ?
The stuff I've encountered is far better written than many commercial products. Possibly because the authors care about more than the next pay check.
When was a toaster not
"a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment." ?
People watch East Enders and Neighbours. They 'read' the Daily Wail. I am beyond surprise.
What leaflet ?
I haven't seen any leaflet from the NHS.
I have, however, had a leaflet from the local practice asking me if I want to opt in or out of a data sharing arrangement with 'any other NHS service that uses the same computer system'.
It's not clear if this is the same thing, but as far as I can tell it's opt-in (there's no mention of a default).
Re: Not to be picky, but... @Matt 52
It could do, then, with statistics on the use of desktops vs. other systems. Otherwise it risks choosing the dataset to provide the answer it wants.
Re: This is why....
You get locations from cell tower data and wifi APs too.
Re: Lost the plot
I can't see why anyone would want to use x86. It's been strangled by backwards compatibility. the sooner it dies, the better.
But if you must have a small x86 board, could you use PC104 ?
No playmobil, then ?
So, the graphics card industry is going to collapse because of a temporary surge in demand ..
Chicken Licken, the sky is falling !
What's the point of going to Bletchley Park if you can't see Colossus ? Are they spending £8m so visitors can enjoy the lake and the garden ?
Compaq bought DEC. And HP bought Compaq. So, yes, it's DEC's fault. Nothing whatsoever to do with Lloyd's management, cost savings, hacked together back office systems etc.
Most of them weren't held to account : these two were the only ones the police managed to track down / make a case against.
I dislike Google and others constantly trying to find more identifiying information about me, but I also think people such as this deserve to suffer the consequences of their actions.
How can this be resolved ?
If the BBC made more money out of it, then presumably it would cost the country more to do it that way. Imagining that being paid by a different method would result in more total money than before is the domain of those stellar minds in the City.
You don't have to keep the spyware.
Re: Contract (@ Ledswinger)
Can disabilty laws be used to force them to provide a readable copy ?
Maybe 'back seat driver' ?
Re: This doesn't alter the fact...
Just email and browsing ?
Not so daft, given the sales performance of Tablets.
Probably everyone in the cinema had a video camera in the form of a phone. Why pick on just one of them ?
I worked for an engineering company whose contracted-out IT department filtered references to 'screw' from our delicate sensibilities.
So, vigilantism is OK when the police do it ?
Makes you wonder how good a job they could do if they weren't carrying legacy that goes back to the 8080. X86 should have died long ago.
Re: We are the knights who recently said "ne", but now say...
No, the Knights who say 'ni' were considerably funnier than that.
I know people today are at least as attached to their phones as we once were to our calculators. But they change models far more frequently .. I wonder if they'll remember what they owned (or even hoard them) in 30 years time ?
If you've bought someone a kindle, beware - even if it's a UK one, it doesn't come with a charger.
Re: One law for one
The difference is, Gary McKinnon isn't stupid (except perhaps in understanding consequences). Intelligence frightens authority.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
A party popper
Re: I have a problem
ISTR that they didn't have to default to ON, merely pretend that they did in order to avoid Cameron looking (even more) stupid.
While I'm in agreement with your concern about escalation, I find it hard to see banning UKIP as 'game over'. I don't think they'll be missed .. I've almost forgotten them already.
Would have been nice if you'd said whether it actually will run a proper OS though. Plenty of us couldn't care less what it does with Office.
Kind of interesting that diving into the sun is the only way a comet's tail is going to 'look right'. And it would look very odd indeed coming out.
'Acceptable to use one in a business environment' is a matter of choice. If you can use it to do what the job requires, it's acceptable. If it causes more suffereing than it's worth, it's not
'Acceptable to be seen using one' is quite different. If you work in a business where you're judged on what computer you're seen to be using, or, worse, imagine that you are .. get out fast, get a proper job, and meet some colleagues who aren't some sort of fashionista or corporate streetcred retards.
What's the problem ? Qatar, like most cities, has a wide variety of dick-like buildings already.
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