737 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009
Hmmm at 1st I'd say WTF, but it was applied for in 1999, about the same time "Wi-Fi" was founded. So yes it well may of been fairly unique back then, but it's so vague, it should of been struck down on that.
Re: Has Simple Air ever actually made anything?
Going by the one page website, no. Troll is the word you are looking for.
Re: Hang on a minute...
It is not just predictive text, it is also allows for error correction and put's the predictions in a separate area, not in an in-line drop down or type ahead.
So despite having a Samsung myself, I think Apple are correct on this one.
So they are charging a fortune...
....for a basic 2 factor authentication? Something many banks and email providers do for free.
You should not be charged this amount of money, just so they can follow a simple procedure.
I help run a small Charity and, bar a few paid employee's, the rest are working for gratis. Doesn't stop us having to raise a few hundred thousand a year for Rent, electric, gas, rates, equipment, rubbish disposal, training, statutory legal obligations and on and on and on.
Oh do shut up and learn about trademarks.
And probably about a million other ones.
Re: Heaven help you ...
Dear Nigel, please read previous comments before posting.
Somehow I don't think so.....
Otherwise Wessex, Sussex, Middlesex, Essex and many other places in England would be wiped of the map quite quickly (some may argue that's no bad thing).
Cawing of the Vultures heard by more IT pros than ever before
Pro's? Have you read some of the comments....
Re: Not Microsoft's fault @Sanctimonious
Linux has holes as well and that has millions of "workers" lookign at it.
Code is complex get over it.
Course they are not pleased, they have discovered that millions of pounds of stockpiled cash may not belong to them after all....yes I know unrelated to the article, but that the norm here isn't it?
I worked on the premise that Anti-matter = Anti-Ageing
Nice to know that CERN might be about to rediscover my hypothesis, circa 1427 BC.
Re: Antimatter information that is newsworthy:
Anyone linking to amanfrommars is not smoking anything, directly injecting maybe, but smoking no.
....just pay the University's tax payers, sorry government, funding in bit coins as well and all will be well. Just don't ask for handouts when it crashes. Of course if it goes up, you will make a tidy profit.
Now I know this could come across as 'freetard whinges as profit-making entity takes away his free toys'...
Re: What about storing coldness in liquid nitrogen?
Then the ensuing condensation would blow the crap out of everything in there.
Re: Argument seems illogical
I agree this argument makes little sense. Our UPS room is the size of a single persons office, provides about 5 minutes of power to a few hundreds stock servers, but we have a bloody great generator to kick in within about 30 seconds of power loss.
To me it seems more like, we didn't bother investing in them as we thought we were OK, so cut it from the budget.
Now doubt other will slasg them off....how can this happen...fully patched....Linux blah, blah, blah.....weka passwords, drone drone drone...
But I'd rather a company fess up and say, ooops we screwed up, than the usual bullshit...our customers data is always, blah, blah, blah.....
Are they only pulling the ones that screw up Google's main revenue stream? The fact it does undisclosed other things is pretty much part and parcel of owning an Android device and I know I have one.....Hmm a clock that needs to read my SMS messages and contacts...why does it need to do that again?
As pointed out....
...this is more likely to do with Vodaphone owning Energeris sorry Cable and wireless, no hold on, C&W Worldwide, no sorry, Thus or whatever the bloody hell name they are using these days.
Why does this....
...just smack of a survey carried out in large cities?
Re: If you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to worry about
To right, one person's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
...they must of broken the internet, so far no one complaining how they should stick to Latin character sets, despite much of the world not using them.
maybe they've discovered...
several million pound of extra unused credit just lying around, that they never knew they had.
Re: Plot for a 90's scifi?
Luckily, I've disconnected my 2.4 kilobaud modem from it's coupler.
Re: The Last Secure Option
yes because plugging into a wiring frame or tapping an ISDN line is so hard.....
"Her child had to wait for two hours whilst she drove for 20 miles to get to the school, because she wasn't able to call a family member to help, she claimed......
More to the point, why the fuck weren't the school trying alternative contacts. Ours have to have at least 4!
Re: no sane person would want anyone like that to have any claim to represent them
"Anyone remember the massive safety improvements Scargill and the NUM brought in - or do we only have the Daily Mail history of the 80s?"
Would that the same Scargill that tried to buy his flat, bought in under a Thatcher government, a scheme condemned by Labour, then got the NUM to pay for the flat for decades via some dodgy other "union".
But this is Google....
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Re: Incompetent parents win again...
Err the Hotels, unless you parents are expected to carry around a phone lock every time.
Guess you're to stupid to read the complaint.
Try this analogy it's better, than your fucked up one.
You take the kid to the shop, they want a magazine, you pay for it with a credit card. Then for the next 15 minutes , they can buy anything else in the shop, without asking for the details again.
Now doesn't so so clever does it.
Ha ha ha ha haah hah haaa
Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa..
Oh the irony.
Ego, firmly knocked down
Don't worry about hitting them with a fine.....
...just make them switch all new Chrome installs default to Duck Duck Go....and force them to offer the choice to current devices, bit like MS with the browser choice.
"So a good thing that they weren't bought by Facebook then.!"
Or Google...Oh wait.....
Maybe the reason no other bank is doing it is they don't see much point in it either.
Re: What "restrictions"?
From what i can make out.
It was a Win / Lose case.
She won the right to show the match, but not the right to show the overlay graphics or previous highlight clips.
It was a complex case and as far as I'm aware is still not fully resolved.
Yup, the brand of being an obnoxious prick. Need to defend that one, which he has done wonderfully..
You're holding it wrong.....
...turn to portrait, If that doesn't work, buy a bigger phone.
No big deal.
So it's a kit car then?
Anyone that has built one will tell you the basic bit, i.e. what they have there is not that hard, it the electrics and the finish that's the real pain in the arse. Then of course are the "tweaks" i.e. you want a Ford Ecotech and not the VVTi, you want PFC brakes and not EBC brakes.....
The fun of making you own car is the fact it's NOT stock build and is unique and with it, being unique, means it will cause you some grief.
Re: Excellent news
"Although, im not sure one of his other main goals, eradicating maleria in Africa is such a good idea, its great for controlling population growth in an environment that can barely sustain the people at the moment,"
You do realise the UK is not self sufficient when it comes to agriculture? So I suggest you get yourself and healthy dose of syphilis to help lower our population.
Re: Carbon fibre
Of course a cheaper alternative is good old Fibre glass.....if you are even remotely more skilled than me, as I tend to get more stuck to my body parts than the mould.
He'd surely have knocked off $150 .....
Bloody hell where do you buy yours from? You may want to find another supplier!
Re: Honeywell also claims the smart thermostat is its own idea.
Yes but they have made one:
and with knobs on.
So easy to make....
....we charge you an extra $200 for an assembled one...Hmmmmmm
Re: sniffing glue
Did my research and as far as I can see the SEA,tend to do little more than deface pretty basic stuff, to pretty standard web facing server, so it's a bit like spraying graffiti on a wall of a bank as opposed to going in and cleaning the place out.
Hardly causing havoc is it?
Serious full on hackers? Publicity whore is probably a closer discription
Re: Will anyone still care?
Sharepoint...please god no.
Now if you'd said Lync, I'd agree, but sharepoint!
It's swings and roundabouts
Whilst I agree that sometimes (we) the it staff are to strict, I also feel that many othe the "customers" we support are lazy / bone idle ignorant and until they (the end customer) learn to dress themselves, the basically, as harsh as it seems, we have to not trust them
Examples, I kid you not, from our department, in the last couple of months.
Can I call this number (just a standard international number). My reply, Have you tried? Last I hear from them.
There was a power cut and my pc is not working. Yes...they hadn't turned it back on, as they leave it on all the time.
Mouse is not working. Checked cables? Of COURSE they have! Mouse not plugged in.
Network disconnected displayed on the phone. See above.
NO ONE CAN CONNECT NOTHING IS WORKING....4 people on one desk, connected to a hub they shouldn't have. Hub has died.
Laptop died, the person hand't done anything, it just died. IT guy pick up and coffee runs out from keyboard. They STILL DENIED everything.
Then some other ones.
Network died on a site.....took while to work out this one....some bright spark thought they would configure their HOME router on our network (no longer an issue due to better kit).
IT need to sort out electric in the office as a pc must be faulty, as when they turn them all on, the power blows...Traced it 2 fan heaters and a convection heater running of an 4 way, off an 8 way, off a 4 way....
Now that's just the "fun ones", I'm ignoring the really annoying "how do I do this", sort of questions, now not the really complex, pushing the boundaries type thing, but the things that hitting F1, Googling or heaven forbid, a basic training course would fix.
Part of the issue, that people expect to be spoon fed these days, are so use to clicking one button and if it doesn't work, throwing their toys out of the pram and demanding someone else "fix" it for them. It's not just IT, just look at the levels of reviews for some apps or hardware. It's just easier to bitch, moan and fire of an email than actually think for yourself.
So here is a plea.......
Think for yourselves and spend just a couple of minutes running over some basics, that's all we ask, then, if you can do that (and probably freeing up about 40% of IT's time), then we can actually spend time getting the better stuff in for you, so you can do more, instead of pissing around with lazy people, who would rather someone would come racing up and plug the power lead back in for them.
Please, please don't develop any apps, for any platform, as you clearly cannot grasp basic reading skills.
"....Developers can earn XP points and redeem them against a whole host of rewards, including app design consultations, flying lessons, help with app promotion and Nokia Lumia 1020 handsets...."
No need to look it up, it was right there in the article.
Re: Hate G+
Four down votes, the Google PR staff are busy today.
Have an up vote, that way I can get some down votes as well.
Re: This will of course filter down to the customer ?
"n switching to IP based message systems. SMS should die. There is no need for a special case messaging system, when you have better general purpose message system, on the same phone......."
And what about the couple of billion phones that are not IP based?
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