1267 posts • joined Friday 14th August 2009 18:08 GMT
Re: Sounds like an opportunity
We are talking about a table app that doesn't require a network connection to run, and if the kid needs it to talk to people, it probably isn't going to be used for anything else. The app costs $300, so it is a major investment, not an impulse purchase. If you support even just one model of android slab, that gives people exactly the same amount of choice that the had with the ipad app. A wifi slab would be perfectly fine, and the wifi is likely to be switched off most of the time to extend battery life.
They could even buy a load of slabs and sell them with the app pre-installed.
Re: Sounds like an opportunity
With Android, you don't have to distribute it on the Play store, you can sell it yourself, and email it, provide password protected access to a download site of whatever. Most Android devices support non-market installs and the company could provide a list of the slabs they support. People would buy that particular slab just to run the software on it.
Re: Just use a search engine.
Probably because if you want to know what happened in Scotland, or in Northern Ireland during the times they were responsible for extraditions, those records aren't held in Whitehall and you would need to ask the question in Hollyrood or Stormont rather than Westmister.
Re: Just out of curiosity...
Technically, they logged on to their Natwest Stockbroker accounts and sold their holdings of Enron shares before they went belly up, as a lot of people did. The Dept of Public Prosecutions here thought there was no case to answer, and I really don't understand what jurisdiction the US authorities have over the matter.
Re: Licensing payments for search
If it is anything like Mozilla, Google will pay Apple a % of the advertising revenue they get from iDevice users in return for making them the default search engine.
Re: Self-service checkouts
Back when XP was the latest and greatest, the ATMs used NT4. They use old versions of Windows because it means cheaper hardware, and also because most of the bugs and security holes have been fixed.
Re: Excellent Work by the Council
The powers that be are quite happy to have millions of cctv cameras everywhere to watch over us.
Why are they so concerned when we deploy a few of our cameras to watch over them?
Re: Blame the US - Yep
The foreign currupt practices act only bans bribing of foreigners. Bribing American politicians in the form of campaign contributions is perfectly legal.
The Bribery Act bans it everywhere, UK included. The first prosecution was against a magistrate's court clerk who accepted bribes for "forgetting" to log motoring offences on the DVLA database.
Re: Ban lifted
It was the lead councillor who ordered the ban to be overturned.
The ban has now been lifted
It didn't take long.
Re: Rich get richer etc
For basic rate tax payers, the % is effectively 0%, for higher rate tax payers it is effectively 25% and for additional rate tax payers it is effectively 36.111111111...%
The dividend tax rates are 10%, 32.5% and 42.5%.
Dividends are treated as being paid net of a notional tax of 10%, which is not refundable. You have to pay the balance due if any. A basic rate tax payer will have no further tax to pay. The company doesn't actually pay this notional tax.
If you are a higher rate tax payer, and receive a dividend of £90, it is treated as being a £100 dividend with £10 tax deducted. Your tax liability on that is £32.50, of which £10 has already been paid, leaving £22.50 left to pay. £22.50 is 25% of £90, hence the 25% effective tax rate.
This was Gordon Brown's invention, it used to be much simpler.
There is an obesity crisis because the school dinners aren't sufficient to fill the kids up, so they supplement it with crisps and chocolate.
Re: Utter Disgrace...
Deep fried mars bars are about as easy to find in Scotland as frogs legs are in Paris. Everyone says they know someone who has seen one, but nobody actually has seen one themselves.
Re: A lesson in big business
As other's have said, the lesson isn't over yet. She had 2m visitors before the ban. How many hundreds of millions of new visitors will this ban generate. I hadn't head of it before today.
I've posted a comment on her blog suggesting that she gets round the ban by drawing pictures of the food, or by getting a friend who is good at art to do it for her. Other people have suggested the same thing.
O2 doing it as well
A message I got yesterday
"O2: From July, we're changing the way you can use your mobile in Europe. You'll pay a 50p connection charge to make or receive a call, then use your UK call allowance. And no more than £1.99 for a day of data. For more info (including standard tariff alternative), visit http://go.o2.co.uk/o2trpm"
When you follow the link, you find that "unlimited" means 25MB, about 1m 15s of iPlayer streaming.
Re: I hope he has learned his lesson
There's no reason why he can't rsync his data to one of the FSF servers.
Re: Will Facebook take any notice
I don't think Facebook are being obstructive here. It would be against the law for them to release someone else's personal data without a court order. Now they have the court order, I'm sure they will hand over the details.
It means she can now find out which ISP to serve a Norwich Pharmacarl Order on. If it is a mobile network or public wifi, then they probably can't be traced.
Otherwise, the next problem is to find out which of the account holder's children is responsible for the trolling.
It means "You have not changed the default paper size in Word from US Letter to A4. Please cancel the print job, change the settings in Word and send the document to the printer again with the correct paper size."
It is 15 lumens. I did a quick google search for projectors. The first link was a google ad for dell, and the cheapest "small room" projector they do is 2500 lumens. If you ask their sales rep what it is like, they would probably say it is OK, but you are better getting one if their more expensive and brighter projectors. 15lm is probably around the typical brightness of a phone screen, fine to look at, but not to look with.
Re: What a load of...
While a webmail client may be a work-around of sorts, it is much more convenient to have a native email client, especially if you have lots of email accounts. The native email clients on the iPad and Android slabs will download emails in the background, tell you via the home screen how many unread emails you have, and let you check them much more quickly. The only time webmail gets used on my fondleslab is when someone else wants to check their email on it.
What does the octopus say?
Paul the Octopus was far more accurate in his predictions last time round. He's no longer with us, but if there are any other octopi around, I am more interested in their predictions than those of football statisticians.
Re: University of where?
The bookies balance their book so they have to pay out pretty much the same amount no matter who wins.
Because people in England will bet on their team winning regardless of any objective assessment of their team's potential performance, the bookies will be overweight on England, and have to adjust the odds accordingly.
Re: While we are on the subject...
It's called the "do not track" header. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/01/advertisers_angry_do_not_track/
Most sites seem to ignore that when determining whether or not I have given them "implied consent".
Re: 55 websites?
Actually it will if the sample is properly selected. You don't actually need that big a sample.
Re: Please kill Metro, or at least allow it to be completely disabled
Windows 8 feels faster than Windows 7 on a relatively underpowered virtual machine, so if they had a proper start menu and the ability to disable Metro, it would actually be a decent upgrade.
We don't have pulse dialling any more, so what's the problem?
If you could present a debit or credit card at the gate, or the mobile equivalent of one, it would save you having to buy a paper ticket or load up your Oyster, and save TFL the staff costs to process your transaction.
At work, I may be performing only one task, but I use multiple programs running side by side to achieve that task.
How does that work given that the losses on a particular bet are potentially unlimited?
Re: Lessons from the past...
I don't know how they will do it, but I am pretty sure they can. When you have to use several different remote controls to operate all the stuff connected to your TV, each with their own different and confusing UI, I would say it is definitely an opportunity for Apple to show everyone how it should be done.
Re: ".......a tell-tale sign of a 'co-jacking' that was spotted............."
A credit check in itself wouldn't help much. They would have got back the credit report for the real Scan which would say that everything is fine.
Re: People will just import cheaper versions...or even worse.
Yes. People from other EU countries were buying their MS software in the UK because it was cheaper. That's why Microsoft increased the price.
Re: Talk about betting the farm on it
For anything other than a complete amateur, £300 isn't a lot of money.
The thing is that if you are a student hacking away at some project in your dorm, £300 is a lot of beer/pizza money, so you will put it together using free tools. You are not then going to rewrite it using Microsoft tools if it becomes the next big thing such as facebook. You will continue to develop on the same platform, perhaps using more expensive versions of the tools.
O2 is pretty good in my experience. OK it is only a 13Mb download speed, but I know someone with a BT infinity connection via Plus.net and their download speeds are only slightly faster. To be fair, they only pay 48p per month more than me for it.
Re: Point 57 of a litre please.
Normal milk is in pints (or rather multiples of 568ml). Filtered milk, jersey milk and uht milk tends to be in litres.
Usually corn syrup rather than proper sugar. Most of the world's sugar cane comes from Cuba, and for some reason, Americans don't like them.
The British and American barleycorns are the same, however the length in barleycorns of a size 0 shoe is different.
People still use AOL? AOL UK was taken over by Stalk Stalk a few years back, but I got the impression they lost most of their customer base in the switch from dial-up to broadband.
Having said that, I learned in today's edition of El-Reg that Real Player is still around, so who knows?