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Re: Say what?
Presumably in the same way that it was owned by the Queen before the handover and all land in England is owned by the Queen today. For all practical purposes, the private "owners" do actually own it, just like in for example Scotland.
Re: Same old same old....
Anchor used to be made from New Zealand milk, but it is now made from English milk.
Re: good for the soul..
Harvard Graphics and the one that came with the Corel Office Suite. Now the competition is Keynote.
Basically, you can store the hot oil and use it at night when the sun isn't shining.
Re: Sounds great
That's where O2's TuGo app comes in handy. If your local SIM has a reasonable data allowance, then you can make and receive calls on your UK number for the same cost as in the UK. If you have that, then you probably don't need to worry about voice minutes or texts at all on your local SIM, and you can just go for the one with the cheapest data.
Re: Tested a drivers skill...
Another point. If you send a text while stuck at a red traffic light, the worst thing that can happen to you is that you miss it going green and you get lots of irate drivers sounding their horns to let you know it has gone green. Of course if you send a text while driving at 60 mph on a country road, you deserve every punishment coming to you, and more.
Re: what a useless shower
An ITV digital box purchased in 1998 will not work any more.
Re: Skype is a phone company
If you dial 112, the telco will route the call to your local emergency call centre. Dial 112 on Skype and it won't have a clue where to route the call. If it ends up in Luxembourg rather than South London, it isn't going to be much use.
Re: I doubt it
One where the PHB will only release funds for repairs when there is an actual service failure.
Re: Linux Desktop ? Yes
Does Excel tell you anything about what the program does? Or Lotus, Skype, Acrobat, Flash, or I'm sure I could come up with many more examples.
SATs in England, and possibly other parts of the UK, are exams taken at the end of years 2, 6 and 9. An 11 year old would be doing the Key Stage 2 SATs in year 6. After that you have GCSEs (year 11) and A Levels (year 13). Scotland has different exams at those stages. English A Levels are equivalent to American SATs.
Re: Should I Skype or should I TU go now....
I plan to use both. Skype for calling other Skype customers, and Skype-out for international calls. Tu Go for incomming calls and calls to UK numbers covered by my bundled minutes.
The benefits as I see it are that you can make and receive calls if you have wifi, but no phone signal, and you can make and receive calls abroad without roaming charges if you have wifi or a local SIM.
Re: Who cares
Windows still dominates the desktop, and is likely to for some time, but the desktop doesn't dominate the computer market to quite the same extent that it used to. Many home users find that an iPad is all they need for what they do.
HP were vastly overpaying even if you take Autonomy's accounts at face value.
Re: Where to go then?
They are 100% owned by BT, but completely unlike their parent company in terms of customer service.
Re: Most excellent
@ac The powers that be like to call them "safety cameras". That is why I call them revenue cameras.
Re: Huh tell me i'm an idiot
Have you tried using Skype while switching between wifi and 3g? What happens with me is that skype loses its connection and has to log back in. That takes maybe 10-15 seconds, long enough to drop the call.
If you are downloading torrents, that probably won't be a problem, because it is designed to cope with people joining and leaving networks anyway. You never get a constant uninterrupted download stream with torrents anyway.
If you are browsing, then each page view is a separate download, and if one download takes place on wifi and the next on 3g, you probably won't notice.
Re: Most excellent
I think our revenue cameras are too stupid to understand malware. Most of them still use film cameras, so transferring the data means taking the film reel out, attempting to find a photo development lab that is still open and getting humans to look at the photos.
Re: Does it download Chrome any faster?
It is not the only thing people use IE for. Some people use it to download firefox. In Ukraine, they use it to download Opera.
I've never managed to get an Openzone hotspot to work. But O2 and the Cloud back when O2 customers could use them did work quite well.
Maybe Tim Cook just doesn't want Apple to go the same way as Marconi.
From memory, they forgot to renew the domain in that case.
Re: Crap weather
It is easier to take photos in overcast conditions. If the sun is shining, you can only really take photos with the sun behind you.
Re: Saw this on the ONE show last night
It is a bit bigger than Jeremy Clarkson's P45 - (the car, not the HMRC form you get when leaving employment).
Re: Simples -- get an old Sky box and mini dish
Or get a Freesat box, does much the same thing as an out of subscription Sky box.
Re: Have Offcom moved the goalposts
Yes. The HTC Touch HD2 was one of the first phones to support it, along with whichever iPhone was current at that time. Now, most mid-high end phones support it.
How does it compare with a Proliant Microserver with FreeNAS? The Seagate model is more expensive, it is any better?
Re: If I can't have it, nobody can...
Well Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd owns this trademark http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/4/EU008495368 for for a whole list of different things, starting with "non-medicated toilet preparations"
You have been able to download Mac versions of both of those for a very long time. You can also get Neo Office if you want a more native port, but the advantages of that over Libre Office are not as great as they used to be.
Closing the freezer door after the horse has bolted ...
Re: WebKit alone
Just like there was no problem when everyone was using Trident back in the bad old days?
Re: Times are hard
They are dying because people go to the retail stores to look at the product, then buy it online.
If they die off completely, people won't be able to see what the product looks like, and then they might not buy it. That is why it makes sense for companies to have retail stores as part of their advertising budget to showcase their products.
Re: BBM vs iMessage
The main difference is the installed userbase. If you are a teenage girl, iMessage is no use to you because none of your friends have iPhones, they have Blackberries and use BBM.
Allow / encourage parallel importing. Then people can buy a container load of fondleslabs in Hong Kong, ship them to Australia and sell them for less than the official channels.
Same as when O2 switched some 900MHz bandwidth over to 3G, they will still work. There aren't so many 2G phones these days so they don't need as much bandwidth as they used to.
Re: Plain English for us dummies?
Probably not. EE's 4G is on the 1800MHz band. Vodafone has hardly any spectrum in that range.
Re: But.. all of Apple's shops are different?
The design in the article looks like their shopping centre stores. Certainly it looks like the stores in both Westfield Centres in London, Brent Cross, Arndale Centre Manchester and Trafford Centre Manchester.
The Regent Street, Covent Garden and Buchanan St stores look a bit different. They are in old buildings and cover more than one floor. One thing those stores all have in common is a glass staircase.
No they don't. They have wired tag things stuck to the computer that beep very loudly if you remove them. You can lift it off the table, but you will deafen everyone in the shop if you move it more than about 15 cm.
That sounds a bit like OS/2 to me. Yes it probably was the best operating system available at the time, but where is it now?
Re: YouTube would need to offer a better way to find content
If I had to choose between a YouTube subscription and a BBC subscription, I would go for YouTube as a matter of principle, as unlike the BBC, Google don't constantly send thugs and threatograms to my house.
If you are on-site and want to record measurements, a fondleslab could be useful. Likewise if you are with your customer and want to show some design ideas, you could use a fondleslab, though I suspect traditional dead-tree paper might be better because you can leave it with them.
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