1247 posts • joined Friday 14th August 2009 18:08 GMT
Re: a flat battery in their pockets?
I carry a battery pack charger for that. I don't think the problem can be fixed, because in tethering mode the wifi radio has to transmit at full power all the time, whereas if it is connecting to something else, it only has to transmit with enough power and no more for the access point to be able to pick it up, and then only when it needs to do something.
I would be interested to know what they will use to replace MS Exchange Server. Last time I shopped around, the alternatives worked out costing more if you require Exchange ActiveSync support.
Re: Dublin surely
Yes, the income goes to Ireland, but that doesn't mean the expenditure goes there.
It I'm sure has absolutely nothing at all to do with the fact that corporation tax in Ireland is 12.5% vs 26% here.
Re: Easy solution?
And saying as they are students who would have applied before getting their university email account, the number of them with exchange servers will be very minimal. It will be mostly be webmail accounts like Gmail and Hotmail.
Re: Easy solution?
I've had a housing association do that three times. As I'm sure most El Reg readers are aware, but it is worth emphasising anyway, what happens when you do that is that Outlook sends out another email cc'ed to everyone on the list saying that the previous message has been recalled.
Mac Business Unit
Does that extent to employees in the Mac Business Unit? Microsoft do write apps for iPhone and iPad. Also, Microsoft's websites generally work on iDevices, and presumably people have them to test compatibility.
Re: The NHS is the fifth biggest organisation in the world with 1.7 million employees
A little under half of them are clinical staff. In BUPA for example, about 7/8ths of them are clinical staff.
Re: "Cannily taken the cost on the chin"
On Saturday my local Apple store was busy, but not so busy that there were queues outside the door. The weekend after the iPad 2 launch, there was a queue for fondleslab buyers.
Re: £2.00 solution.
It is Poundland. Pack sizes are made to a £1 budget and tend to be different to what is on sale elsewhere. They also tend to get smaller over time. Eventually they will go the same way as Woolworths did when they were unable to sell anything sensible for 6d.
Re: Don't Tell Me.....
To a Greek or a Spaniard, the fact that their money can be spent in other parts of Europe isn't much use if they don't have any of it to spend.
Re: Time travel?
Because of time dilation. If you fly across the Atlantic on Concorde, or a similarly fast plane, there is a small but measurable difference between the time you spend on the plane, and the time someone on the ground would spend watching you on the plane. You would come of the plane a couple of nanoseconds younger than you would have been had you stayed on the ground, If you flew at the speed of light, you would spend no time at all on the plane, but to someone on the ground, it would take you about 19ms to get there. If your plane went faster than light, then you would experience time going backwards on the plane, while on the ground, it would take less than 19ms.
How fast is it
I know that ping times will be excellent, given that they are possibly faster than light, and certainly faster than light going through a curved fibre optic cable. But what is the bit rate like? And what would the impact on the bitrate be as a result of interference from other neutrino transmitters?
You can't advertise a treatment. What you can advertise is a consultation with a qualified doctor, who will recommend what course of treatment, if any, is appropriate. You can't say in the advert what that treatment would be, because until they have been examined by the doctor, they don't know what would be appropriate.
Re: It's Linux, all over again
In the red corner there is the iPad.
In the blue corner there are slabs that are either
o Cheaper than the iPad and not as good as it
o The same price as the iPad and not as good
o More expensive than the iPad and not as good
o The Asus E-transformer
When you consider that, the iPad is not expensive. That's why it is doing so well in the fondleslab market. For some people, the cheaper and not as good slabs will be good enough, or they may prefer the Asus offering's ability to transform into a mini-laptop; for everyone else, there is the iPad.
Re: Foreign lorries
Yes I do, and I know my weight in kg. However, I seem to be pretty much along among the natives here in that respect.
Re: Should we read:
They would make their money from the data roaming fees charged to any Frogs or other foreigners who feel the need to announce on Twitter and Facebook that they are now in the Tunnel.
Re: Foreign lorries
But how many countries in the world still use imperial units for road signs? There's the UK, the USA, and that's about it. Ireland switched to metric a few years back.
It is actually more difficult to completely remove all traces of a pencil mark than it is to remove all traces of ink. That's why pencils are used.
Re: How does this work over there?
Every new O2 contract has unlimited SMS messages, and the cheapest is about £10 per month. I haven't look, but I guess other operators offer similar deals.
Re: Re: Re: Seriously, Proview?
They wouldn't have a leg to stand on if they had sold the trademark to them with the agreement that they don't use it to compete with Apple. Apple didn't sell them the trademark, so it is a completely different situation. Having said that, Apple don't own the trademark to Apple in the records business. The Beetles own it.
Re: Seriously, Proview?
Do Proview make fondleslabs? No. So the iPad isn't competing with anything Proview does. Apple does make monitors like Proview used to, but they don't use the iPad trademark for them.
Re: Re: Just another attempt
The BBC doesn't get a free internet connection. They have to pay for bandwidth too for all the videos they upload.
Re: So will the next innovation in spam be...
He'd probably get round to it when people can't use the internet connection because it is on every blacklist there is, or the ISP disconnects them for violations of the AUP.
Much the same as an Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator. A civil service non-job.
Re: 60 times in 6 months
It probably was. I guess that isn't the point. If you are relying on GPS for something, it gives you an idea how often it won't work.
My SatNav occasionally goes completely mad when I'm driving around. I put that down to it being a rubbish mobile phone receiver, but maybe I was driving past someone who was jamming the signal. I don't use it when I'm going somewhere where I know the route, and that is most of my journeys, so I don't have enough data for reliable statistics.
Re: But more to the point
A whois search lists virgin.xxx as "ICM Registry Reserved".
I would have thought "virgin" was a generic term in the pr0n biz, much like "sex", which seemingly is also listed as reserved.
Re: Goldman Sachs and Open Source
If it was a mix of GPL software and Goldman Sachs' proprietary software, they wouldn't be able to sell it without releasing the whole thing as GPL. But Goldman Sachs didn't sell the software, they only used it internally, so licensing issues would not be a problem. It will be the same for any other licence that complies with the Free Software Foundation's "Freedom 0" - the right to use the software for any purpose.
Re: Re: Go directly to jail, do not pass go...
You are presumably in court to hear the judgement. If the judge says "not guilty", you walk out onto the street. If he says "guilty", you get escorted back to the prison van.
Re: I didn't read the article
You put in your symptoms and in return you get one of three results
OMG!!! U'RE ABT 2 DI!!! CALL 999 NOW!!!
It appears you may have a problem, please leave your number and an NHS Direct Nurse will call you to advise on the situation.
There's nothing wrong with you, you hypochondriac, get a minor ailments consultation at your pharmacy tomorrow morning.
Re: Not quite
Presumably they are showing the left eye on the BBC HD channel and the right eye on BBC 1 HD or something similar, and the TV combines the two? A bit like in 1925 when the BBC broadcast their first stereo transmission by broadcasting the left ear on long wave and the right ear on medium wave.
Re: How does their salary compare ...
$8 gets 3.28 big macs, compared with 2.09 big macs in the UK.
I agree. Given that Foxcomm workers get free food, uniforms and accommodation, every Renminbi they get in their hand is spare cash for extras, or for saving up a nest egg for the future. $8 per iPad produced, for presumably more than one iPad per day probably isn't that bad considering how much things cost over there.
Virgin Media has problems with cable theft, and their network is fibre optic. Criminals just see cable and rip it up not really caring or knowing what it is.
Also, you can't just put a fibre optic cable in place of a copper cable. You need different stuff at either end of the line, and a much bigger green cabinet in the street to house it. If you want to get the phone lines up and running as quickly as possible, replacing all that at the same time isn't really practical.
There is an emergency number that is the same everywhere, or at least pretty much everywhere; it is 112. Perhaps it could be more widely advertised so that people know to automatically dial it in case of emergency when abroad.
Any idea what this product will be called?
I'll bet anyone here any amount of money at odds of your choosing that it won't be called the iTV, mainly because there is a British television channel with that name that has been around longer than Steve Jobs has.
The linux kernel that android and a few other mobile phone platforms are based on is about 21 years old, you can trace the history of the kernel in iOS back to about 35 years ago and the NT kernel is at least 19 years old.
like this case? http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23939717-operation-rize.do
For .uk domains, if you register it as a non-trading individual, you can opt out of having the details made publicly available, apart from your name, so I don't see why you need a proxy registration service.
It's user base. The whole point of things like Skype is that it enables you to communicate with other people, and if everyone you know is using Skype but not other VOIP platforms, you are more likely to use Skype.
Having said that, Skype's share of the entire telecoms market, in particular international calls where there is the biggest saving to be made, is pretty close to saturation point, so their current revenue and growth potential does not justify the money paid for it.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
"Let there be light" was god creating the sun, or some argue, the big bang. Dividing the light from the darkness would be god spinning up the planet, or I suppose, all the fragments taking their requisite places after the big bang.
You slightly misquoted the last bit. The first day was from the first sunset to the second sunset, so there was no "day" before the earth existed, rotated and orbited round the newly recently created sun.