1617 posts • joined Friday 14th August 2009 18:08 GMT
Re: From my own experience...
Well I got it a lot when I was about 15-17. They were probably nearer 14 than 11 though.
Re: what Is Wrong With You People
Kiddie fiddling is actually very rare in this country, and rarer than it has ever been in the past, and that is mostly down to the amount of attention it receives.
Re: This is unlikely to pass
If, as you point out, the alternative to employing loads of Chinese people in the USA is employing loads of Chinese people in China, then isn't it better to have them move the USA and spend their wages in the American economy?
In his biography, Steve Jobs says that Apple indirectly employs around 100,000 production engineers in China. They don't have to be particularly brilliant engineers, just have a good high school education and a bog standard production engineering degree, but nevertheless, you just can't find engineers in those sorts of numbers in the USA.
Mine ends on 3:14:08 UTC 19th January 2038, so we still have plenty of time
Re: Is the only difference between the models the storage amount?
Adobe used to be the worst for that, though looking at them now, the UK is actually slightly cheaper.
Adobe CS Master Collection is $2599 in the US. Last time I looked, it was something like £3500 in the UK, which would tend to suggest they multiplied the exchange rate rather than divided it. To be fair, it is now £1794.57 including VAT, whereas on the market exchange rate it should be £1942.80
Re: Apple TV is not really necessary
There were smartphones before the iPhone was invented, and in terms of the feature tick-list, the iPhone hasn't really introduced anything new. The problem was that before the iPhone, people didn't use most of the features of their phone because the interface was too confusing, and it was too much of an effort to actually get at the features. Apple showed everyone else how it should be done.
People typically have 2 or 3 different remote controls for the TV itself, Sky/Freesat/Freeview box, Hard disk recorder, Playstation and so on, each with their own different interface. There is definitely scope to simplify this.
Re: I imagine...
I already handed over the decryption key, it was on the disk, and I don't have any other copies.
Well he would be allowed to attend the hospital and complete his treatment, however the police would be waiting outside the hospital to enter and arrest him as soon as he is discharged.
Re: Windows. Open them.
He can't lean out because then he would enter UK territory and could be arrested, presumably with the aid of a cherry picker truck or black helicopter.
Re: I am sure
Never mind that, even the iPhone had plug in headsets like that before it was "invented".
iPhone was released in 2007, and would have been in development for some time before that. This patent was granted in 2008.
Re: Precious metals...
A pea sized amount of gold is worth about $500, so I would say it is definitely worth recovering.
My workings - 1 cm diameter sphere = 0.53 cm^3
at 19.3 g/cm^c, that works out at about 10 g or 0.33 troy ounces
At $1725.23 per ounce, that is $569.32
The problem is that a lot of these fake gucci handbags are being sold for about 90% of the retail price - enough to think you are getting a bargain, but not enough for you to think it is too good to be true.
Re: RIP act?
and a paediatrician. Well all these people who use encryption must be downloading dodgy photos, mustn't they?
Re: @JSmith: Taxing revenue instead of profits ...
"Second, we're only talking about corporation tax here, which is a tax on the company profits. To extract real money from the company, shareholders must take dividends, and tax is paid on the dividends at the normal rates."
Unless you are Philip Green's wife, the clothing entrepreneur, who lives in tax exile in Monaco, while her husband slugs it out on minimum wage in the UK as the tea boy.
Re: Reading their guide..
It is about £2.50 to £4 per person per year. Put that way, it doesn't sound like it is worth the effort.
It's actually very difficult. Certainly in the UK, there's something like 10,000 pages of legislation to try to stop it.
They are entitled to set up shop in any EU country they wish for any reason or for no reason. Therefore it is all down to whether the transfer pricing payments are reasonable for what they get in return, and the various tax authorities around the world will always argue for a bigger slice of the cake.
You need Exchange anyway, so what useful function does Blackberry Enterprise Server provide?
That's all very well, but an ex display model for exactly the same price as you can get a boxed item from your local Apple store, and Apple will probably have it cheaper tomorrow?
Re: Interesting approaches to monopoly
As far as I'm aware Vista SP2 or later will install on a mac, as will many linux distros. Earlier versions of Windows will on a Mac with the help of Bootcamp.
Android is available for some iDevices. Apple won't help you install it, but it doesn't look like they go out of their way to stop you.
They mean 5 MHz up the dial, eg from 5GHz to 5.005GHz
"We are now at the point where the benefits of cloud are well understood;"
Can you explain them to me then. I understand the benefits of cloud to software companies, but not the benefits to end users.
Re: Never mind the UIs
My TV actually does run Windows, and of all the systems I've tried, I do think Windows Media Centre is the best. I haven't tried Windows 8 media centre yet, largely because I cba to figure out how to install the thing, but who knows, maybe TIFKAM works better on a 6 foot interface than it does for keyboard and mouse use.
Re: And I thought the UK was bad?
The police will argue that the message was "grossly offensive". I don't think it was grossly offensive, just slightly offensive.
Re: "criminal libel"
It is not called criminal libel any more. It is an offence under S 1 (1) (a) (iii) of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 as amended by S43 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
Re: And I thought the UK was bad?
We had criminal libel in England until 2010. Nowadays it would be an offence under the Malicious Communications Act.
I don't think there should be absolute unrestricted freedom of speech, because you have to balance it with other people's rights. The line has to be drawn somewhere, and this case is very definitely on the wrong side of the line.
The basic assumption under English law is that one citizen most certainly can prosecute another person and they go to prison. The police are employed as full time "good citizens", who spend their time doing it on our behalf.
Finally, what is this "UK Law" thing you refer to? There is English (and Welsh) Law, there is Northern Irish Law which is very similar to English Law, and there is Scottish Law, which is very different.
Re: There aren't many charities I give to nowadays
Their commission is as near as damn it 100% of the first two years of standing order payments. The charity gets to keep any money collected after that time.
Re: That's probably not the point
They choose Excel because, there is an icon for it on their desktop or start menu, and because it is superficially at least easy to use. You don't get it complaining about "syntax errors" or missing semicolons.
I don't think High Frequency Trading runs on Excel, it is way to slow for the millisecond response times required there, although traders might use Excel when working out the strategies to feed into the HFT system.
Re: That's what building codes are for
We have building codes too, but provided any sockets you do provide are at least 45 cm and not more than 120 cm above floor level, and at least 30 cm away from any corners - so that someone in a wheelchair can reach them, then the building inspector will be happy.
ISPs are quaking in their boots over the effects of iPlayer and YouTube. Apple TVs aren't popular enough for widespread streaming of movies from iCloud to be a major issue at the moment, however, if they do come up with an actual TV rather than a set top box, it could be an issue.
Work / Excel / Powerpoint / Access etc work just fine for me. Leave them alone.
Outlook, yes maybe there is a case for Skype / Facebook / Twitter integration there.
Pretty much the same as what you have on your desktop / laptop computer.
Re: What a load of crap.
And every computer manufacturer too. The 1 TB hard drive your computer is advertised as having, contains Windows 7 || 8, and various trial versions of Norton Anti-Virus, Office and so on.
Re: Surely it is apt ?
Exactly, and the monthly data allowance isn't enough to download even one such movie in highly compressed standard definition.
Re: I'm told that "The Future's Bright, the Future's Orange"
Because 2/3 of the population would consider it to be a political statement that they agreed with. The other 1/3 of the population would see it as a declaration of war.
Re: Walled Garden
It isn't, because I like Google Maps, not because I can't get it on there. You need to go for a 3 year old phone before you can't upgrade to the latest iOS.
Why would you want to adapt an OSX app to run on iOS? A phone and a desktop are two completely different devices that are used for completely different things, and therefore require completely different apps and user interfaces.
Even if, in many cases, you have two apps with the same name on desktop and phone platforms, people use them for different things. On the phone, they want something that can get basic information and take basic inputs while on the move, whereas you use the desktop for proper work on it.
Just to be clear
The £6bn write down on investments is not allowable for Corporation tax, so if there are no other adjustments to arrive at the taxable profit figure, they will pay tax on £5.5bn profit - not all of it in this country.
That suggests to me that Facebook is still 1000% overpriced, not that there is explosive growth potential.
Pretty much everyone who is likely to sign up to Facebook already has signed up, so there is little potential for expansion of the userbase.
That leaves average revenue per user as the only area where growth can take place.
They are making around $1bn profit per year. That is a pretty decent amount of money by any measure. It is difficult to see how you could increase advertising revenue without alienating the userbase, which could cause them to leave Facebook for the next big thing. People don't go to Facebook when they want to buy something, but don't know where to buy it from. They go to Google for that. Therefore Facebook advertising is about brand awareness and keeping in touch with existing customers who want to know what you are up to. I generally use Twitter rather than Facebook for the latter. The future seems to be more downside than upside. People are increasingly using their phones rather than their computer to access Facebook, and on the phone there is less real estate for advertising, and it earns less money. At some point, another product will come along that replaces Facebook, much the same as Facebook replaced MySpace and FriendsReunited.
Everyone who has a job or is self employed will be on it even if they don't claim any benefits, because the dwp's system is being merged with HMRC's system.
This means that in theory they can pay you exactly the right amout of benefit based on your income unlike the current tax credits system which pays based on an estimate and tries to correct it later when the tax returns come in. It is a nice idea on paper. Whether it works like that in practice remains to be seen.
According to Apple, you bought an Android phone because you thought it was an iDevice. They look so similar that you can't tell the difference.
What's the point of voting on Friday when the winner has already been announced?
- Xmas Round-up Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking
- Exploits no more! Firefox 26 blocks all Java plugins by default
- Xmas Round-up Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear
- Review Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16
- NSFW Oz couple get jiggy in pharmacy in 'banned' condom ad