390 posts • joined Thursday 17th September 2009 15:31 GMT
Widely available quote:
Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager....
"Where consumers have returned machines, Finch said, it wasn't because of technical problems but because they'd bought a low-priced machine expecting Windows and opened it to find a different interface. Consumers had responded to the low price, he said - the Mini 10v retails for $299 online."
Ahhh the wiki wonder...
shame some of the criticisms are actually very flawed.
They complain that high profile causes divert funds away from local health issues due to better salaries paid to the specialist teams (remind me how this is different to any other profession in most other countires)
Well blow me, how dare they a) try and help sort out two of Africas biggest killers (Malaria and AIDS) rather than sort out an ingrowing tonails b) improve the salaries of the top doctors and research people.
This is not to far off how Small Pox was erradicated, with targeted attacks; so when an outbreak occured, all resources were targeted within that area, to the detrement of other issues. When you are trying to vacinate / help several thousand people in a limited time, you don't have the resources to piss about treating other ailments, no matter how big they may seem.
To be honest the would is full of arseholes who would rather maon about what people are not doing (just look at the responses to the Google charity pledge) than what they are doing.
Curse those commie Brits. USA USA USA
USA USA USA.....
Made up numbers.
Hold on, how can it be predicted to sell (not actually sold yet) 4 million units WORLDWIDE yet:
Number of EU households (2009) 202 million.
Number of US household (2011) 131 million.
Gives you a lovely 1.2% of households....
Then take away all the ones no longer used, the ones where people have more than one.
Oh and then add the number of European contries NOT in the EU.
And that equals bullshit stats (what's new)
Usual moronic response.
Do you know the reason talking to a passenger is far less danger than a phone?
If you are approching a "dangerous" situation, such as a junction, sudden slow moving traffic, lane changing, the passenger will natually shut up. They can also scream at you if your just to make a deadly manouver.
The person on the phone has no concept of your situation, so will contiune talking.
Still, why let driving get in the way of a conversation about what you need to get from the shops on the way home.
...he thinks that he is in the same league as Prince, Elvis and madonna in that he is not annoymous by using a mono-name
Here he is in action.
Goes to show....
what a brain dead buch of fuckwits much of anon are.
hey kids, real world actions lead to real world consequencies. Don't come crying when you go to jail for a decade for credit card fraud, handling of stolen good and theft.
To be fair....
...the British press isn't much better.
All Africans live in mud huts and rape children / carry out ritual goat sacrifices to get rid of AIDS.
All Middle Eastern citizens burn British / US flags and go on rallies every day.
All Chinese work in fields or in sweatshops.
All muslims are either peace loving tree huggers or terrorists.
We all suffer the propogander the media want us to hear.
The Cities pretty much pay for themselves, no need to bung backhanders to very profitable businesses.
But still, that's the goverment way.
One much overlooked thing...
That it ties in just as well (if not better) with the Winter solstice and nicely with burial and death rituals of the era.
Still wouldn't be the same dancing around naked in December....
That is all.
..just miss out 39, in the same way many American buildings don't have 13th floor.
No big deal.
.... think you have to pay to stream music you own - we don’t.”
...until we have plenty of people hooked into it, dependant on it, then we'll slowly get you paying. Only when it's out of Beta of course.
Is it art?
Or a pile of crap made by a pretentious self-indulgent knob, only "understood" by other pretentious self-indulgent knobs, who are to scared of fellow pretentious self-indulgent knobs to say, actually it's all bollocks and is utterly worthless.
Have we heard this before?
What is crucial to understand is that universal search results are not separate 'products and services' from Google.
could easily be...
What is crucial to understand is that internet explorer is not a separate 'product and service' from Windows.....
stick a tone tracer on it.
Not hard really.
"A gap exists in communicating the benefits of smart meters to taxpayers on lower incomes,"
"A gap exists in communicating the benefits of smart meters to taxpayers"
I was going to put
A gap exists in communicating the benefits of smart meters to taxpayers other than energy bosses", but realised they most likely don't pay taxes anyway, so was a little pointless.
Groupon Goods is the buzz around Groupon
We have the same here, have you heard about .....
What a stupid f'sking idea.
Yeah but the bosses like it, so no doubt it will happen. NO matter how shit.
this could be easily tested by seeing whats going in and out of your pc?
Maybe by seeing if anything is requesting the cookie when you hit one of these pages?
I'm no expert, but surely someone bitching about this would have the skills to find this out?
So Win8 will work with Xbox live, as will Xbox, So will next gen windows phone?
This is likely to be a 1st stage of a bigger plan.
How dare MS not support a decade old OS.....
Of course there have been no announcements that they will no longer support it...
End of mainstream support
Windows XP Service Pack 3 April 14, 2009
Games are good...
...after all most of us now know how to kill a mutant zombie hoard or an invading alien species, this is just another one to add to the list.
Are you US based?
"One might prefer to ask the staff, who'll be needed anyway if there's more stock out back".
Are you sure?
Oh you mean the teenager chatting to her mates doing everything she possibly can to avoid serving the customer and when you manage to bully her into talking to you (messing with the till or moving stock to random shelves is always a winner), she will now doubt mumble "if it ain't on the shelf we aint got it"
Personally I find barcodes have a much better use then most of these braindeads.
Still, shit idea though.
...maybe be good for businesses, say someone like tesco's showing a BluRay while overlaying it with pricing, what isle it's located in etc etc....
Or maybe you're bidding on something on the tat bizzare and don't want to check evey five mins for an update.
Or your waiting for an important email, but don't want to keep running off to check your pc....
sod the Yanks, just sell it everywhere the DMCA doesn't apply (yes we all know USA law = World law)
...people what it to run both Arm and x86 at the sametime, but in the same breath will complain that Windows is a resource hog and bloated.
We'll you can't have a Single OS that does both, without the bloat.
Hunt the C....
So if thing like 4G is sooooo amazingly important to the future of Britain, why charge so much for it? Slash the cost of buying it and then I'm sure the operators will leap at it and it means they can lower their costs (well in theory).
Patents bad thing....
So if "scientific" patents are so bad (do you cover medical studies in this?), how are the likes of Glaxo-SmithKlien going to recover the $7billion research budget? In perspective that's about the same as this country invests in science.
Why bother spending that much money when some knock off shop in India or China will rip of the product and put buuger all back?
Ahhh you mean thing such a hard science, maybe computing perhaps. So where will Intel get it's $5 billion investment if some other Fabrication factory can bang them out for 1/2 the cost?
So feel free to abolish all patents and watch people just not bother as it's not worth the effort
What's you point?
This was patched years ago.
So your story is, 15 million unpatched machines are infected two years ago?
Or in 2009 there are proberbly as many infected Windows desktops as there are Linux pc's?
Idiots desperate to try and prove a point, get 2 year old information from Wikipedia without doing any sort of research?
Should swing both ways....
...it BT open up their infrastructure (and they should), so should everyone else. I don't want to hear others moaning, unless they are willing to match.
...one massive plant is a much better idea, just can it be located in Scotland, then when it goes bang, no one will care.
...2nd hand one's are no good, the money-grabbing bastards change 1 page in the book and declare the old one out of date, so you can't use it.
So why are the insurance company suing Sony.....
It's the USofA.
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