Re: Will Apple still be around to see it's completion?
Probably. While they are losing market share, I don't think they are losing market volume.
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Probably. While they are losing market share, I don't think they are losing market volume.
If you find yourself in an English court, the magistrate or judge will look at whether or not you broke English laws. They don't care about the laws in any other country, and that includes Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Using a VPN doesn't make you immune to prosecution full stop. If anything it would be an aggravating factor.
Yes to all of them, but in 1. you are outside the reach of the courts in the relevant country within the UK. If you are in another EU country, they can get a European Arrest Warrant to bring you back to the UK to face justice. VPNs are not relevant to the discussion.
At the moment it is considered OK to have contractual price rises that are linked to an inflation index. That might be the bit they don't understand.
Yes, but for that you are probably better keeping a copy of the transaction report or similar in plain text or pdf format. It won't be of any use for restoring the data back to the system, but that is not the purpose of the data, it will be easier to view the data manually, even if you switch to a new computer system in 5 years time that stores things in a completely different format.
Taking your example, what use is a 3 month old copy of the database?
If you lose your database due to hardware failure or environmental problem (eg fire, flood, theft), you want to restore to the most recent copy of the data, and as quickly as possible. Ideally you would have a real-time offsite mirror of the system that takes over immediately.
If you lose data due to software issues such as data corruption, a failed update or security issues, then you want to roll back to the most recent copy before that problem arose, and hopefully it isn't going to take you three months to notice there is a problem.
The system described in this article doesn't have that many recent or real-time copies of the data, so it isn't actually very good, but you have lots of old copies that are pretty much useless other than as poor substitutes for newer versions.
I normally use these court orders to update my list of sites I should be visiting.
Fifostream asks me to "Veuillez désactiver votre bloqueur de publicité"
Allostreaming asks me to "Téléchargez Webplayer pour voir vos vidéos"
Absolutely no chance of that
No, TVs are usually DVB Audio, a very different technology.
The Mall Co owns 6 of them - http://www.themall.co.uk/
and as it is a generic name, other companies can call their shopping centres "the mall" as well.
No it doesn't. That isn't the intention of it. The intention is that it makes them less attractive to young people so they won't take up the habit. The ban hasn't been in place long enough to see if that will work or not. However the tobacco companies think it is a bad idea, so that almost certainly means it is a good idea.
Some retailers have decided we do have one now. Apple started it a few years back, then Amazon got on the act, and now John Lewis has joined them.
Can someone on the El-Reg storage desk tranlate this management-speak drivel into English?
If you have only one copy of a piece of data, there are various things that could happen to it to cause you to lose it. You have multiple copies in difference places and in different fomats and with different levels of accessibility, because you want to reduce the probablility that whatever hazard you experience will destroy all your copies of the data.
Another copy will guard against hardware failure. Snapshops will guard against user error. Offsite copies will guard against environmental disasters such as fire, severe weather and theft. Making them less accessible will guard against software problems such as viruses and security incidents.
And some people may have missed the news. but you can use IMAP on hotmail now. It was introduced a couple of months ago.
Why not just release whatever they are using internally?
The BBC Model B I used at school had a 640x256 screen
Microsoft Ireland would pay the appropriate tax after claiming all relevant expenses such as copyright, trademark and patent royalties payable to other companies in the group.
It is the actual retail price without any volume or other discounts, and including VAT which the customers would be able to claim back.
Barton upon Humber is in Humberside Police's patch, so surely they should be doing the arrests, and City of London Police should be sticking to their own little country-within-a-country in the Square Mile.
Eurosport Player, Sky's Now-TV and many other services do the same thing. They also have content deals and paying customers. What unique proposition does OnCue have that these services do not?
How does it compare with a Seagate Momentus on its own. It has a bit of on-board flash storage, and when I put the 750GB model in my MacBook, it made things much faster.
Apparently you can use a USB2go cable to attach a USB mass storage device, so a SD card adapter at the other end of that cable should do it. Not as good as an internal slot, but it can be done.
If they do break things for Blackberry, they also break things for earlier versions of Android, and people don't upgrade that quickly.
The number of people in work has risen by more than unemployment has fallen. The number of people in work is at a record high. The number of people who are unemployed nowhere near record lows, it is a little bit lower than at the worst point of the recession. There's two reasons for that. Firstly the working population has increased due to immigration, and secondly, people who were previously claiming disability benefits have been declared as fit for work by ATOS, so they are now classified as unemployed.
The number of people in jobs is increasing, very slowly, and most, but not all of the new jobs are real full time jobs.
People will not lend at a negative interest rate, because they would be better off keeping the money under the mattress. Conversely they would be very happy to borrow at a negative interest rate, just pocket the negative interest as free money, and keep the rest under the mattress until repayment date.
You are not comparing like with like. If I send $1000 by Western Union it will cost me £667.54, which works out at a charge of 8.2%.
Yes, sending bitcoin will be free, however I need to buy bitcoin with British Pounds, and the recipient needs to sell them for Dollars. At current rates, I would need to send 1.25 Bitcoins to enable the recipient to convert them into $1000, and that would cost me £659.03. A little cheaper, yes, but a lot more hassle. It works out at a total charge of 6.8%. Paypal charge a 3% currency conversion fee + 0.5% cross border fee + 3.4% debit card fee, so 6.9% in total. Sending money via a currency broker can cost as little as 1% in charges, much cheaper than Bitcoin.
I send a text to say I'm outside, but O2 gives me unlimited SMS as part of the standard package.
If your system is a bit b0rked, you sometimes need to use vi to get it back into a state where it can run emacs. That is the only use for vi.
The USPTO is certainly one of the problems, but not the only one.
We have patent trolls that write to companies telling them they are violating one of their patents, but won't tell them which one. They ask for a licence to cover all the patents in their portfolio, and if the company asks for more details about the patent they are allegedly violating, then the demand increases.
In many cases, the company isn't violating any of the troll's patents, but it costs more to fight them than it does to pay the licence fee, so basically they are engaging in blackmail.
Probably to solve this problem, the USA needs to move to a loser pay system for court cases like what happens in the rest of the world.
They didn't have the money to pay for the shares they had ordered. They were hoping to sell them for a profit before settlement day.
Because Cupid is full of fake profiles, even if their auditors can't find them.
Well you are given the opportunity to say no, but they still collect the data anyway.
I was expecting to see a photo to illustrate how such a chanteuse might use this watch while wearing only a single item of clothing.
Maybe you didn't see him being shot, but maybe you did see a blood-stained madman a few blocks away getting into a car.
My grandmother's sister-in-law made $28tn in 3 nanoseconds by working on the internet #alert scamurl.example/dhj2893
Also, as other people have pointed out, I only want alerts for things in my area. SMS is probably the best way to do that.
"for example, calls from telecoms or energy companies advising on better deals or tariffs potentially save consumers money"
No they do not. The calls from such companies invariably end up with you spending more money than you did before, as the prosecutions from OFGEM have shown.
Also, fines are not good enough as they are not acting as a deterrent. We need prison sentences and criminal asset recovery as well.
OK, you have taken all the radioactive stuff off-site. Where has it gone? Has it disappeared, or do you need to look after it somewhere else?
Most of the Chernobyl and Fukushima victims are still alive and in good health. However they have been evacuated from their homes and they are never going to return. Is that not something that should be taken into consideration.
Also, a very big problem with nuclear is the amount of expenditure required on the plant after it reaches the end of its useful life. That isn't something we can rely on the private sector to do. Why would they spend money on something that doesn't bring in sales revenue? The great civilisations of 200 years ago aren't always the great civilisations of today. Some of them are now war zones, or have been at some time in the last 200 years. So we can't rely on the government to do it either.
"The corporate tax rate is 40%. The marginal federal corporate income tax rate on the highest income bracket of corporations (currently USD 18,333,333 and above) is 35%. State and local governments may also impose income taxes ranging from 0% to 12%, the top marginal rates averaging approximately 7.5%. A corporation may deduct its state and local income tax expense when computing its federal taxable income, generally resulting in a net effective rate of approximately 40%. The effective rate may vary significantly depending on the locality in which a corporation conducts business. The United States also has a parallel alternative minimum tax (AMT) system, which is generally characterized by a lower tax rate (20%) but a broader tax base."
So, 40% up to $18,333,333; 35% on anything above that. State income tax is extra, and can be claimed as an expense against your Federal tax bill. In Delaware, the State income tax is zero, and that is where 90% of larger US businesses are based.
The expenses you can claim against your income are more generous than in the UK, so you will be paying 40% or 35% of a smaller number, however, you will most of the time pay more tax in the US than in the UK.
Corporate tax in the USA is actually higher than here, which is why Ireland, Luxembourg and Bermuda are very popular places to set up a company.
Any reason why I should use this instead of the stock email client?
22" TV - £130 - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/small-screen-tvs-up-to-32/logik-l22fed13-22-led-tv-with-built-in-dvd-player-20374552-pdt.html
Mini fridge - £100 - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/refrigeration/wine-cooling-mini-refrigeration/husky-el202-budweiser-mini-fridge-red-13828284-pdt.html
Home cinema system - £110 http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/dvd-blu-ray-home-cinema/home-cinema-systems/sony-davtz140-cek-5-1-dvd-home-cinema-system-12716783-pdt.html
Then you just need to find some sort of drawer unit, £200 at most.
You don't have to get the ones I linked to from Currys. Other suppliers exist and some of them are cheaper. But still you are looking at a maximum of £540.
You need to disable adblock first. Even Internet Explorer has adblock available for it these days.
They will receive a letter telling them that they are very naughty, and asking that they try not to do it again.
¿Puedo tener una traducción en Inglés por favor?
Superfast broadband is 24Mbps. The other target is that everyone in the country should be able to get 2Mbps broadband.
Or an Apple Store employee called Sam Sung - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/sam_sung_the_apple_store_employee/
Everyone knows that you can't have a lowercase word as a password anymore, it must be mixed case and numbers. But that is easy, instead of having "password" as your password, you now have "Password1".
I do something very similar for sites where I do not care if someone manages to break in and find my password.
You can get a Samsung Galaxy Y on pay as you go from Carphone Warehouse for £30. That runs Android. I've no idea how well it does it, but at that price point, they are competing with dumb phones as well as feature phones.