Yes, and the sales, support and marketing costs go below the gross profit line to come up with net profit. Net margin is 21.6%, which is still pretty decent.
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When you type stuff into a web page, you expect it to be stored remotely. You don't expect that when typing into a local application.
Re: The store check-out experience
In the UK, pay by bonk is only available for transactions under £20, so you would have to use your card in the traditional manner.
Re: Making things simple....not
Yes, of course. The internet enabled fridge will automatically order in new supplies, it will always get the order right, and the Ocado driver will know exactly when you are in to receive delivery of it.
Re: Making things simple
That would be great when it works, and incredibly annoying when it doesn't. You have to remember to tell it that tomorrow you are not going to work in your car - you are on holiday, going on a business trip via another mode of transport etc.
Re: Making things simple
A TV remote requires less effort than getting up to press buttons on the device, that's why people use them.
How long does it take to pick up your phone, turn the screen on, enter the passcode, scroll to the correct app, load the app, then tap the correct buttons on it, to switch the lights on and off? The only place where there is a convincing use case for remote controlled lights is the bedroom, so you can operate them from bed, and not walk across the room in the dark. I have a bedside light, which means, walk to the bed to switch it on, walk back to the door to switch the main light off, then walk back to the bed, get in and turn the bedside light off. But there, a simple remote that you can point at the doorside switch would work better, or even, if I could be bothered to do the wiring, a simple pair of two way switches like I have in the hallway.
People on the TPS list get on average twice as many nuisance calls as people not on it - report on Which a few years back. They are completely useless.
Re: Economics 101
Only people that don't request to be ex-directory are on that, and pretty much everyone is ex-directory these days. My local phone book used to be about 6cm thick and A4 sized, now it is less than 1cm thick and A5 sized.
Re: It is a pity that there's no "watchdog" for web services.
But was the hosting service designed for storing private documents, or was it designed for normal websites where everything is supposed to be available to the public? Also, who was responsible for developing the software that was used on the site?
Re: Whatever next?
Already the case everywhere in the UK except for England, though I suspect England will follow in a couple of years time.
Re: $3,500 fine?
$20k in back wages, $20k in compensation and a $3500 fine, so it needs to be less than a 46% chance that they will get caught.
Re: Basic mistake
That is exactly the point.
The photographs / video show Her Majesty fondling the Royal Fondleslab, but the tweet actually came form a Jesus phone.
Re: Now that's just going too far
It was affordable to a small business that was replacing ledger books with spreadsheets for the first time.
Re: Blocks are ineffective against VPN users.
I actually think this will be a bit more effective than blocks against ThePirateBay et al.
People who visit ThePirateBay know it is not a legitimate site, and will find ways round the blocks. People who visit sites selling knock-off goods may well be looking for, and believe they have found, a site selling the real thing. Having been alerted to the fact that the site does not sell genuine products, they will not seek to find ways round the block, because they don't want to visit a fake site. People who do want to buy fakes will go to other sites where it is perfectly clear that it isn't the genuine product, because those sites are a lot cheaper. The sort of knock-off sites referred to here are generally slightly cheaper than the real thing, but not so cheap that it looks too good to be true.
Re: Is this NEWS?
Congestion Charging, or at least there were no major problems.
People generally use SWIFT for international transfers. As far as I'm aware, it wasn't affected.
Re: They want three years, between upgrades?
My mid-2010 MacBook originally shipped with Snow Leopard, but I've just upgraded to Yosemite with no problems.
Re: The question is, do you *have* to use the software SIM card?
Apple Store UK says that the supplied Apple SIM gives you the option of an EE connection only, and if you want one of the other networks, you have to use a network SIM in the traditional manner.
Re: Very worrying!
As I understand it, the slab ships with an Apple SIM, and you can swap it for a different one. In the UK, only EE are signed up to the Apple SIM, so if you want to use a different network, you still have to get a SIM from your network in the traditional manner.
Re: Don't often find myself praising the BBC
We can name the teacher, "Jeremy Forrest", and we are allowed to say that they ran away to France. Put those two things in Google, and it will come up with her name in an ITV article.
Re: "Research justifies the sexy bits, so we'll ignore the bread & butter stuff"
But one of the benefits of 4G is that it does potentially allow for better coverage than 3G does. Obviously not yet, because the 4G roll-out is nowhere near complete.
Re: Being a bit of a Devil's Advocate...
The age of consent for carrying out the activity is 16, but it is illegal to photograph anyone under the age of 18 carrying out the activity, even if the activity in question is legal. In any case, people under the age of 16 are allowed to remove their clothes in private, but it is still illegal to photograph it.
Re: Its ok
20% is pretty competitive compared to what most of the rest of the world charges.
Re: DQ reverts to imprinting cards, creating script $$$
Point of sale fraud is much lower in Europe since Chip&Pin was introduced over 10 years ago. Card authentication takes place on the card reader, and it simply reports back to the till that it was successful, or not successful, as the case may be. It hasn't completely eliminated fraud, but it has certainly improved the situation.
Re: Applies where?
It does contain a tiny amount of iron in the form of amonium ferric citrate.
If you have physical access to the machine that allows you to connect external media and reboot it, it doesn't matter how secure the operating system or software is
Re: Assets and liabilities?
If the asset is a half-built factory that is no use to anyone until it is completed at the cost of another $1bn, and no to anyone else other than that company, and the liability is a $1bn bank loan that is repayable next week, and they are unable to refinance the bank loan and get another loan for the other $1bn to complete the factory, then they have a problem.
Or even if the loan isn't repayable next week, but they don't have enough money to finish the factory and no way to get the money to finish it, they have a problem.
On my VW Up!, the stop-start doesn't kick in until the engine is warm, and if you are stuck in a particularly bad traffic jam, the engine sometimes springs back into life while you are waiting.
I need the to use the Alt-Gr key frequently to type the € symbol, and sometimes to type accented characters such as é.
Re: Many posters in this thread seem to think that all MS OS's crash frequently - they do not.
If you are seeing regular BSODs on your brand new laptop, there is something wrong with your laptop, and you need to send it back and get a replacement.
Re: Hardly rocket science
People who didn't tax their car on-line before because they didn't trust Royal Mail to deliver the tax disk no longer have that as a reason not to do it on-line.
Re: The road tax won't go...yet
Except that my fuel efficient car has £0 road tax, so I just need to remember to complete the online form every year.
Re: 3,520 pints a day?
I doubt you could manage 3520 pints of water per day, never mind beer.
Re: "Copyright exception allowing them to make a private copy of a music CD"
You had no automatic right to make back-up copy of a software CD-ROM, but usually the EULA gives you the permission you need.
Re: Win Win for Ireland
The thing is that as Ireland is part of the EU, they can easily move their money there. Most countries levy withholding taxes on money transferred to offshore tax havens. Ireland does not, so they move it to the tax haven via Ireland.
Re: Not surprised that Apple didn't respond
Apple never respond to enquiries from EL Reg. That is a standard footnote at the bottom of fruit related articles in this organ.
No, they changed their name from Yahoo! to Yahoo!, and el Reg has followed suit when reporting on them.
Try accessing a Sage Line 50 dataset on the other side of a 100Mb/s link. It is not a pleasant experience.
Re: Gigabit over copper?
If my work also had gigabit internet, then I could access their servers at the same speed as the LAN in the office.
Can the government access emails and messages stored on my Exchange Server and accessed on my Apple and Android devices?
Maybe they can, but adding Blackberry in between my server and my phone can can only ever increase the attack surface, not reduce it.
But that's the point I'm trying to make. The operators don't get to choose which networks to roam on.
It doesn't work like that, and here's why.
If I own a mobile network in the UK, there is no benefit to me from reducing the roaming fees I charge other network operators, because it doesn't benefit my customers, only the profit of these other operators.
If I was allowed to sign bilateral agreements with operators in other countries where both reduced the roaming charges between each others' networks, and passed the savings on to the customers, that would work, but it is illegal under current EU price-fixing laws.
Well not necessarily. If you take your Vodafone to Germany, it won't necessarily roam on the Vodafone Deutschland network. It will roam on whatever signal it finds first, which might be O2 or T-Mobile. Apparently Vodafone are not allowed to offer more favourable rates for roaming on their own network, so there is a problem there.
The EU could make roaming rates the same as what they charge their own retail customers, or the same as what they charge MVNOs in their own country to access their network. That would seem fair to me.
Sure, but for most people, the bog standard corporate desktop model will meet their needs perfectly, and if Dell can churn out millions of the same model, it makes it cheaper.
When I bought my Galaxy Note 2 a couple of years ago, Carphone Warehouse was actually cheaper than reputable online sellers. That's why I bought it there.
Re: NOW it makes sense...
Is there a Phones 4U store anywhere that isn't a few doors away from an EE store? They are currently in the process of deduplicating their Orange/T-Mobile store network.
I'm pretty sure they do stock a £5 PAYG dumb phone for people like him.
I generally find that Carphone Warehouse is cheaper than buying online, and I don't have to wait for delivery.
Re: Slides don't surprise me
I like to look at the phones on display, compare prices, make my decision on what I want to buy, then approach the sales staff to buy it.