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Re: Market share
Unfortunately they are the no. 2 email provider with 25% of the market, just behind the market leader Yahoo which has 26%.
Changing email provider means telling everyone your new email address and persuading them to use it. That can be a bit of a pain which is why a lot of people still use hotmail.
To use target disk mode, you need to reboot the machine and press Cmd-T at the EFI boot screen, then your macbook is working like a very expensive Firewire drive. You would not be able to do your presentations at the same time.
You by a travel card with your credit/debit card. It is stored on TFL's computer against your card number, and when you present that card at the gate, it lets you through.
Target disk mode is very similar to taking the hard drive out the laptop and connecting it to another computer as a second drive. It is well known that if you have physical access to a machine, you can access its contents, and you need to encrypt them to keep them safe.
Was this small print even available to read between the PC World shelf and the till? I very much doubt it, and you can't impose additional T&C after the purchase has taken place.
Re: Why are the so late?
The ones that are ready only produce accounts for small companies with reduced disclosure requirements. Sage, Thomson Reuters and presumably the two big four accountancy firms listed are the only ones that can cope with large company accounts, listed plc accounts and group accounts. They have much more complex disclosure requirements, and hence a lot more work to get it operational.
Sage's corporation tax software was previously written by Deloite before they sold it to Thomson Reuters. Presumably they still use it, so that is at least three of the big 4 that are not ready.
If they come up with something that means my clothes can walk from the middle of my bedroom floor to the washing machine, get themselves washed, then walk to the ironing board to get automatically ironed, and walk to the wardrobe, then I will definitely sign up for it. Until then, the only conceivable use for a connected washing machine is that it texts me to say it is finished, but I usually notice when it stops making a noise, and if I'm too far away to hear it, then I've got better things to do, and it can wait until I get back.
Or maybe I could log into the fridge and get it to send some food to the microwave, and then to my bed. I doubt that will happen any time soon either.
Re: Nano Clouds
An iPad is designed to be used sitting down, or at least when you are not walking around. That means somwhere where there is WiFi, or on public transport. I'm not sure that an iPhone Nano would be used in the same way.
Re: Who in the hell
That is how El Reg signs off its articles.
Re: Abstract ideas
Google's algorithms are not patented, they are trade secrets.
Is apparently "a transnational corporation and one of the world leaders in the development of innovative convergent IT solutions for end-to-end automation of telecommunications companies, delivering a competitive edge to telecoms across the globe.
"CBOSS Corporation offers a full range of equipment, systems and application software, professional services, including consulting, turnkey implementation, technical support, staff training and IT outsourcing, providing telcos with guaranteed operations quality while minimizing operational and capital expenditures.
"CBOSS supplies operators, service providers and MVNOs with all components of integrated IT infrastructure and/or services, as well as with full-scale outsourcing options, providing a reliable single point of responsibility."
Translated into English, they make the software that prints out phone bills.
In fact, it is such a good idea that I am going to install Chrome for the sole reason of downvoting expert sex change.
Bing already uses Navteq maps, at least if the copyright notice at the bottom right corner of Safari is anything to go by. Google uses maps from TomTom owned rival Tele Atlas.
Other things to consider
For a lot of websites, where having a password just lets me read stuff, I don't really care if someone hacks into my account. In fact, the password I use for those sites is the same as the made up username I use when they have no business knowing who I am.
Secondly, how am I supposed to remember hundreds of different ultra-secure passwords? I would have to keep them all somewhere that isn't very secure.
No it doesn't
ACS:Law is not a limited company, so Andrew Crossley is personally liable.
Re: Android = Open. Market = Not
On my phone, I have the Google Market with its 100s of thousands of apps, and the Samsung App Store with 9 apps to choose from. I can also obtain apps from elsewhere and transfer them to my phone on the SD card. As Android is Free and Open Source, anyone can use it and modify it as they wish.
Another thing to watch out for
May not be doing the rounds at this precise moment in time, but you also need to watch out for people who phish for your hmrc website login details. They use these to submit a fake tax return on your behalf and ask for the refund to be paid to their bank account. Of course the tax return will contain false information, and HMRC will investigate later and ask for the money back together with the tax you actually owe and misdeclaration penalties.
I guess this one will start up again in April when the new tax year starts.
Re: What about new networks and technologies?
UMTS over here is located at 2100MHz. if you look at earlier articles on this site, you will see that O2 now have permission to operate it in their current 2G slots at 900Mhz, and have placed and order for the kit to do so.
I thought Canada operated in the 850MHz / 1900MHz bands, which is why you need at least a tri-band, and ideally a quad band phone to roam over there.
I guess they have a data recovery plan to deal with hardware failure, malware, cyber attacks, natural disasters and so on. However most people forget about user error, and that is the most common cause of data loss.
Good news for chrome
Good news for Chrome. Bad news for IE.
When, I'm looking at web pages, I prefer to have them actually work, and not have to switch between browsers depending on which video codec they happen to support. If Chrome is the only browser that supports both formats, then that is what most people will use.
Is it of any practical use yet?
Whenever I look at it, the only apps it runs reliably are apps for which there is already a more reliable native alternative.
Looking at the apps with gold support, I see a load of truetype fonts. You don't need an emulator to use those. You can use them natively using freetype on linux, or on a Mac because truetype is actually developed originally for the Mac.
I see Office 97 and Office 2000. You can argue about whether or not OpenOffice/Libre Office is better than Office 2010 or not, but it is definitely ahead of the 10 year old Office 2000.
Flash Player 7. Flash is available natively on both Linux and Mac, and you can get later versions than v7.
There's the office viewers. You don't need them if you have OpenOffice on your machine.
There's a few other things that are only useful to help other apps to run.
And that's it.
45 seconds of music
Does it get any more interesting if I wait any longer?
Re: Different networks, different rules...
You need to prove you are over 18 for home broadband anyway, to show you have legal capacity to enter into a contract. Anybody can walk into Carphone Warehouse with a bundle of cash and buy a PAYG modem.
Re: suoıʇɐʇɔǝdxǝ ǝןqɐuosɐǝɹ
I usually expect to have to charge up the phone, put in my exchange server settings and wait about 10 minutes or so for it to sync before I can use it, but other than that, I agree with you.
They aren't all attending the same mosque, so if members of one congregation wish to communicate with members of other congregations, the only option left is the postal service, or to go and visit in person.
That means, for example, that if the government forces attack one mosque or its congregation, they can't put out an appeal for reinforcements.
I did read that. Every year from 1999 to 2010 has been colder than 1998. There is no doubt about that. However I don't think you can conclude from this that the world is now entering a cooling phase. All the other factors which affect global temperature besides CO2 concentration pointed to 1998 being a hotter than average year. In 2010, all these other factors pointed to it being a colder than average year, however, for the first 11 months of the year, it was on course to be the hottest year ever, and only the cold spell in December pulled it in to 2nd place.
So, any time I see 1998 being mentioned, I wonder if a denialist is trying to manipulate statistics to his own end. That's why I ask, is there a cooling trend since 1997 or 1999? Does the 5 year moving average show a cooling trend since 1998? I think you will find the answer to these questions is no. The denialists would be very quick to point out any manipulation of statistics by scientists, and I think the denialists should be held to the same high standards that are expected of scientists.
Are they perhaps trying to capitalise on the streisand effect?
Re: Grounds to be counter-sued
Accusations made to the person concerned are not libel. It is only libel if the accusation is made to a third party.
They did tell the accused's ISP that they detected copyright infringement at a particular IP address. They could get round the libel charge by arguing, as the accused has, that the IP address is not evidence that he did it.
Re: yeah but no but
I've never had any problems with Companies House. Ask a Company Formation Agent to form the company, and you have it on the Companies House website a few hours later.
Getting a bank account and a VAT number for it so you can actually start trading is an entirely separate issue.
However, this is a company that has been registered, precisely five years ago today on 25th January 2006. They filed "total exemption small" accounts for the year ended 31st January 2008, and "dormant" account for all other years before and after. "Dormant" means they had no trading activity at all. "Total exemption small" means that at least two out of the following three statements were true - they had sales of less than £5.6m, they had assets of less than £2.8m and they had less than 50 employees. Figures are higher now, but that was the limits at that time.
Use gift cards
I always buy gift cards in the high street and use them to fund my account. That way, any fraud is limited to the £15 or so credit I currently have on the account.
Has anyone looked into this company? They are registered at Companies House as a company that undertakes "transport via railways". A search on the Law Society website reveals no matches. Doesn't sound like a legitimate law firm.
Maybe you are like me and have your own personal Exchange server sitting under your desk, but most people use a webmail service for email which is essentially a cloud offering.
So the answer is, I don't entrust my confidential details to the cloud, but a lot of people do.
Re: Rotor size
No. The output increases exponentially for larger blades, so you want the largest blades possible.
You can't access the network drive from your iPad, unless you know of an App I don't know about, and the boss isn't going to want to sync back and forth via iTunes.
You find someone who has Apple shares, such as a tracker fund; borrow some shares off them; sell the borrowed shares to some other person; buy the shares back hopefully at a lower price and give them back to the person you borrowed them from.
The risk is that it ends up like another Volkswagen where someone ends up owning >100% of the company, and the general lack of available shares and short sellers being forced to buy them urgently causes the price to shoot up into orbit.
It's too late now
This was announced early morning New York time, and the shares will most likely open down on last night. Perhaps they already have, but it isn't showing on my time delayed Yahoo Finance feed yet.
Electric cars may not release any CO2s out of the exhaust pipe, but the power station the electricity comes from almost certainly does.
Also, long distance trains aren't always that eco-friendly. CrossCountry Voyagers emit more CO2s per passenger km than a Land Rover.
Taxed as domestic fuel
Gas costs about 4p/kWh
Diesel costs about 6p/kWh
Electricity costs about 14p/kWh
Diesel for domestic fuel costs 62p/l. For use in a car it costs £1.32/l
Excluding VAT, domestic is 59p, car is £1.10. Additional excise duty is 51p
Applying the same differences to Electricity, I make it about 22p/kWh taxed as road fuel, or about £2.27 for the equivalent energy of a litre of diesel.
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