39 posts • joined 27 Jul 2009
Re: Scary future!
...and of course the wettest droughts (since records began)....
"The scientists have warned that the body weight of fish, including North Sea haddock and cod, will drop" ...... "if oceans warm up."
So how much is warmer is the North Sea?
"the senior team believe that they can rule by “dictat” without having to understand the consequences of their decisions"
You can't manage what you don't understand.
Re: Gross margin at 47.4% is exceptional.
However, enough people are prepared to pay the price. If you don't like it, buy something cheaper.
Re: Wait for the creationists...
The Bible simply states that God created everything. It does not state how. Evolution and creation are not therefore two alternatives.
Re: Preconceived agendas, etc.
The North Sea has an average depth of 95m. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea). so 0.01% would give a 9.5mm rise in sea level. This would be the same order of magnitude as the change in sea level caused by a millibar change in atmospheric pressure. Given that tidal height is also affected by wind strength and direction, any rise due to the prediction would be too small to measure accurately. Choose your ocean and get a different 'rise' to suit your purpose.
Re: Desktop is 'now an app'?
That is all.
Re: Production is back to normal
Where are you finding TV worth recording?
."...it doesn’t appear that Carrier IQ’s software is malware"
It just records your usernames and passwords (and everything else) without you knowing and without means of stopping it. If this isn't malware then I don't know what is.
It then uses your data allowance/talk time that you have paid for to send the data that they have captured. This is simply theft, which ought to be a matter for the police.
Saw the film about this
Didn't turn out well.
Conspiracy theory #4
The spacecraft is a complex bag of bits that doesn't work properly.
"no one checking to see that your application does what it says"
Nobody could have seen that as a problem.
Move along, nothing to see here
Its all normal.
Apple announces some iThingy. Press goes wild with speculation over what iThingy will do. When i Thingy is launched its doesn't do half their imaginings. Press reports iThingy as costly, disappointing, not as good as competing products. The following week the same press reports demand exceeding supply.
It's not that bad
If he had named the Bahamas India instead of Bahamas nobody would have been any the wiser.
You are pedantic
You did ask....
What could go wrong?
I mean lots of other organisations sucessfully outsourced their IT functions. That is, err, no they didn't . Sorry.
Balrog = Balmer?
I think we should be told
Deckchairs - Titanic
That is all.
M$ already have a chat application. Why buy another? It's a bit like having two solitaire sets. Am I missing something?
phones set to fly
Is this to replace the flying car?
Word association football
1 Peter 5:2 "the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour"
Revelation 5:5 "the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
Jesus = Devil by this type of erroneous logic that is typical of cults.
General Election now!
The woman is clearly an MP as she spins both ways.
Is WoW that boring?
A dishwasher to wash boring dishes for you
A video recorder to watch boring TV shows for you
A bot to play boring games for you?
ID cards will pay for themselves
The home secretary has said that the identity scheme's budget will be recouped through charging the public for the cards.
Just a tax then.
Perhaps somebody should point out to the Government the difference between income and taxation?
"Manufacturers will be allowed to require their distributors to have 'brick and mortar' shops..."
Won't be too costly for any retailer to build a shop out of a single brick.
W7's main claim to fame seems to be that it isn't as bad a Vista, but there is no consensus whether it is better than XP. I'm sure the development team were hoping for a more encouraging response.
However the UI is a total mess.
Next time guys copy Apple more closely.
Anyone know what the plan is for longwave? We use it to obtain shipping forecasts beyond (what I assume) the range of DAB.
Microsoft apes Apple
That's a first then.
Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea.
Why don't they tell everyone to keep it secret?
Don't forget other scientific greats:-
1 - The world ending Jan 1st 2000 when all the computers crashed.
2 - When we were all going to die after a nuclear war because:-
- We would freeze to death as the sun would be blocked out by the debris in the atmosphere
- The sun would fry us to death as there would be a big hole in the ozone layer.
3 - The earth is flat
Had? Not essential? £12.7bn?
".. the NHS had a quite expensive IT system that, frankly, isn't essential to the frontline."
'Had', not 'will have'.
'Not essential' - so why do it.
£12.7bn - for what?
Talking of irrational beliefs I thought that my windows 7 install might last longer than 4 days before it decided that I didn't need the left mouse button.
@qwertyuiop, lglethal, keddaw
"Buddha is respected as a great teacher but he is *not* a god and Buddhists don't worship him. So by your definition Buddhism is not a religion."
Correct. Its a philosophy.
"And religion is based in fact? Wow i missed that news bulletin.."
If there is no God then where did the universe come from?
The three major word religions, in chronological order are Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
"Judaism is a cult. It has too few followers to be considered major"
It is a religion because it has a God. This is not affected by the number of people who follow Judaism.
There seems to be a confusion here between philosophy and religion. The three major religions all believe in a creator God who revealed themself to mankind. So a good start to define a religion would be to say that a religion is God-centered. A philosophy such as a belief in man-made climate change is man-centered and so is not a religion.
And of course man-made climate change has no basis in fact....
How can the EU prevent a US company buying another US company?
Much of the congestion in Cambridge itself has been caused by the Councils involved. Roads have been narrowed by creating bus only lanes. Massive and inappropriate use of traffic lights create grid-lock. Other roads now have chicanes and speed bumps and other hazards more usually found on crazy golf courses. Follow the link below to see why.
I asked a councillor if they would consider the traffic schemes being trialed in Europe only to be told that 'they wouldn't work here'. In other words the Council wants a congestion charge.
What I want is someone to do a proper road design and get the traffic flowing again.
Not really a problem
The issue arises because Mac users are able to keep their machines longer as they are not so badly affected by OS bloat. I still use a G4 running X even though the G4 was discontinued two years before X was released.
My question is whether Adobe have added useful features, which would suggest an upgrade , or merely munged the app around hoping people would buy it.
If you don't need the feature - don't upgrade.
While we are at it, what about the incorrect use of apostrophe's?
There is no justice in Britain
"lawyers immediately began an appeal against the injunction and fought for the Ministry of Justice to disclose the email at the centre of the case".
So the MoJ obtained a court order without having to provide any evidence to the accused?
Stalin and Hitler seem to have won the war after all.
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