58 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 18:42 GMT
I have had both an original Desire and now a One X - both decent phones, but HTC has a few problems. The most important ones from my perspective are:
Too many models, with too confusing a line up.
A habit of dumping the current latest and greatest phone (and its updates) for a new one too quickly - well within a phones contract lifetime.
HTC Sense - dump it, give us plain Android.
Carriers delaying (the already delayed because of Sense) updates, or simply not providing them at all.
Give me regular updates and a bog-standard Android and I'd be happy. Yes, I know about Cyanogen etc. but this is about what HTC get wrong, not someone else gets right...
Re: I wonder......
No Sky here, but a self-installed Freesat box. Would rather miss 1/2 the F1 then give money to Murdoch.
Re: So 0% are staying?
Might be unlikely, but it's possible. Bear in mind people actively chose Be rather than one of the bigger, cheaper providers because of what made them different, so it's not unexpected that those same people will look for an alternative.
Waiting, but will be off
The only reason I haven't moved yet is I don't want to get locked into a 12 month contract until I find out what's going on with FTTC around here (or not, as it seems BT have no interest in our cabinet even though the exchange is < 1.5km and cabled up nicely).
No, but my Windows laptop sometimes likes to refuse to shutdown until it's installed what it thinks is necessary - not great if you are trying to get out of the office in a hurry.
Re: What about the testing ?
Having dealt with a few penetration testing companies on behalf of some of our customers, they seem to largely rely on using the same OS tools that anyone else would use and provide a report that is simply the unfiltered output, including such gems as proposing an ssh server is insecure because it reports its version (hint: this is required for interoperation between servers and clients).
Re: " because it may easily be used to lute users into visiting malware-tainted websites."
I want to know who is orchestrating it all
The solution is simple
BT just need to dig a really big hole (or maybe lots of medium sized ones) and bury the residents.
Re: in short..
... or will attract politicians...
Re: Im not an investor but....
Tom7, your mistake there is in assuming capitalism isn't working. For those at the top of the pile it clearly is. The rest of us are simply resources.
Re: what i'd like to know is
At a quick glance, that directive seems to be more in the other direction, i.e. the UK won't stop others broadcasting into it's territory if they want to.
Re: Feed the children Microsoft crack whilst young....
The problem is, by the time you've gone through GCSE's, A levels and university, the latest version of Office that is going to be used in the real world is likely to be as different to the one you learnt as OpenOffice or anything else is. Add to this the "parrot-style" tuition that often passes for computer literacy these days, and very few kids have the skills to use a word processor or a spreadsheet - instead they have a qualification for Word 20xx and Excel 20yy.
The clue is in the first line "Congress shamm malke no law..."
It does not say that anyone else cannot stop you, just that the government (the rulers) shall not be allowed to.
"Those decisions are for the democratically elected government and the judicial system."
As I understand the US legal system, it is the exact opposite. The right to free speech is the right to NOT have the government make that decision.
Their right to free speech does not mean they can demand or expect that having pissed others off, those others are not allowed to drown out their speech.
Re: Make your bloody mind up!
Maybe "ramping production" is a downwards ramp, not an upwards one...
Re: @ AC [Microsoft Salesman?] = The joys of open software
Windows 8 System Requirments:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
So no 386's then.
PAE: Pentium Pro or newer
NX: Pentium 4/AMD64 or better
SSE2: P4/AMD64 or better
So, Windows 8 doesn't support 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium 2 or Pentium 3 architectures it seems, or any of the AMD equivalents.
Re: anyone else?
"keeping Samsung around wouldn't have helped."
If the process had been licensed to them, I think it might well have helped, given their manufacturing prowess.
If you have had to sign the Official Secrets Act, then you will know that everyone is already bound by it, whether they have read a copy of it or not. The bit you sign is just a reminder of your existing obligations.
Happy Freesat user here
Put up a dish and installed a Humax Foxsat box specifically for all the Olympics channels earlier this year. Bonus of being able to record the F1 in HD when not around to watch it (if I can avoid hearing the results!). Refuse to give money to Murdoch and Sky, even if it means missing live coverage of some races. As a bonus I have a horror channel to record plenty of crap movies!
Re: Why ...
DNS is supposed to be a hierarchy. The existing JANet name system was reversed (quite literally in this case) into DNS. Technically we should have a .gb name space, but .uk was preferred against the relevant standard. Nominet did the right thing and used the hierarchy to set up a sensible name space, and manage it in a way that is genuinely better than any other country registry that I am aware of. Now they seem to want to throw that all away.
Re: "this does not appear to fall under those strict parameters"
The problem is, the police request was:
"@twitter - rly imprnt - can haz dox for terrist pls?"
Re: Doesn't it work both ways?
You seem to be misunderstanding modern trading. The point is to pay yourself huge amounts of money for a high-pressure, high-risk job, and then ensure that you stack the system so that someone else (preferably a tax payer) takes that risk. Trebles and Bollinger all round!
Re: Nick Leeson Software inc.
At the very least you'd think they would set a maximum loss setting for the test. I would assume the point of the algorithm/system is to make money, so sensibly that should be 0 - trading goes negative, stop and report it.
Re: Baffled now.
I think they're referring to this "Flash": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Paget_Flashman
In particular the part: "He became an expert cricket bowler, but that was through hard effort (he needed sporting credit at Rugby School, and was afraid to play rugby football"
Continually increasing sales graph in change of direction shock. City analysts quoted saying "we've never seen that happen before".
Maybe people are waiting for the iPhone 5. Maybe sales are approaching saturation level for the market.
Re: Repay the money you c**ts...
Yup, paying the money to the soliders would be a nice gesture. No good spending it on the Officer's Mess - the majority of the guys on the ground are not going to be officers...
Re: I disagree with your assessment
I submit (if no-one else has):
Land Of Outstanding Natural Stupidity.
New Product Opportunity!
Replacement smart labels - keep a fridge full of them for whenever you sell something that should have been cold!
Re: How will they stop sub-contracting?
Normally there is a clause about "will you sub-contract" etc. I guess this needs to be expanded to include who you're sub-contracting to so that can be checked.
As I understand it, GBP prices are "too cheap". If the prices are out of parity, why not bring the euro ones down?
Or on-call. Seen 4am far too often due to that in the past.
Who you gonna call?
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@Phil: I don't get it
The examples you have given are either games consoles or appliance electronics (in the case of blu-ray). They are designed for a single purpose, and subsidised by the manufacturer (in the case of games consoles), with a levy on the software supporting this subsidisation.
The iPhone is not subsidised by Apple (in the UK it is usually subsidised by the supplying Network provider, again supported by income from your monthly contract), and is designed to run applications. It is pushed as a device that "has an app for that". However, if "that" does not fit in with Apples view of how the iPhone should be, it simply will not be approved.
How many other "smart" phone platforms can you mention where the owner of the device is not the one to say what applications they can use on it?
How many other computer platforms (and we have been repeatedly told that a smart phone is a portable computing device) can you mention where the owner of the device is not the one to say what applications they can use on it?
Now do you begin to understand?
Co-operative multi-tasking is still multi-tasking
Incorrect. Windows 3 had co-operative multi-tasking, and task switches were performed when you relinquished control by polling the message queue for your application - as long as your application was processing messages, tasks would be switched correctly. If you decided to sit in a loop and not poll the Windows message queue, you would lock up the system.
As long as he is the registrant, he can transfer the domain directly to another tag via Nominet by filling in the correct form and paying the relevant fee. If he is not listed as the registrant, then there is a lesson there about using a decent registrar in the first place.
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