271 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009
>>well when you can take hardware that cost same as everyone else's and sell it at 2-300% mark up, yet people still buy it cause they are idiots. You will have insane profits, google may not have the insane $ but they are seen as a much better company as most their products are FREE.
As per the article:
Google profit margin: 22%
Apple profit margin: 21%
I used to work in the old Racal building on Davis Road... I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy a flat there!
The Devastation Of Smog
Best of the Hobbit movies, I reckon.
No mention of his birthday?
He would have been 62 today.
Of course, he's not really dead. He's just spending a few years that way for tax reasons.
Surely he's still making money?
All the existing users can still play the game. So if he was making $50k per day from them, he will continue to do so. He just won't make any more from new users.
Of course it'll die down in a few weeks anyway as people gradually stop playing. But he gets to stop a lot of hassle immediately, whilst still coining it in. Smart guy.
Why not other things? I.e. amplifiers and speakers and CD players. Things whose SOLE PURPOSE is playing music.
I think what we should do is just automatically tax babies a one-off payment of £5000 the minute they're born, just in case they decide to listen to some music at some point in their lives.
Inspiration from Harry Potter
Just replaced the Owl with a Robot.
Rowling should sue!
>>Now we need teachers who are both knowledgeable and - most importantly - passionate about computer science. Computer science is all too often taught by people whose first degree, and general interest, lies in another domain. We must attract talented computer scientists into teaching so that they can pass on their excitement about the subject to the next generation.<<
How will this happen? People who are knowledgeable and passionate about computer science will go and get a job actually doing computer science. They won't want a job paying them half what they could get whilst doing some actual, interesting stuff. And they certainly won't be happy teaching FOR loops to disinterested kids who'd rather be Snapchatting.
The only people you will get teaching CS is those who aspire to be teachers, not those who aspire to be programmers.
>>Exactly, it's pretty expensive given what it delivers and it's too 1.0 right now. I have a decent, cheapest watch right now ($100 \ 70 quid citizen ecodrive) which any $300 smart watch should at least match in a few areas.
You just precisely described Pebble.
Cost - £100 (Kickstarter), so only £30 more than your Citizen. Not sure what RRP is.
Battery - 3-4 days easily
Waterproof - Yep
Daylight Readable Screen - Yep.
And of course it'll work with IOS and Android out of the box.
Seems like problem solved
So, over the past 50 years CFC gasses were increasing and the temperature was rising.
We then stopped CFC gasses from increasing and the warming has stopped.
Seems like we solved the problem.
Paris - coz the explanation is very simple.
Getting a spaceship to go really fast and cutting voyage time down to a manageable level is a problem we will solve fairly easily I expect.
It's the slowing down when you get there that's the real problem.
Re: What an original idea
>>Rather than the industry standard - you can only watch this series in the USA, the rest of you have to wait 2years to find out who killed JR. Or just pirate it.<<
Except this is still somewhat the case. I really love Netflix, but I can't watch, for example, the Walking Dead on British Netflix. I have to jump through some hoops to watch it on the US Netflix instead.
And don't even get me started on why there are a lot more Classic Dr Who on US than UK!
Booze, women and fast cars.
The rest I'd just squander.
Dad bid on it, wife found out and went mental, so blaming the kid was the only way out of the mess.
Re: "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR..."
You wouldn't shoot a policeman.
And then steal his helmet.
And then go to the toilet in his helmet.
Then give his helmet back to his family.
And then steal it again.
(Just been off sick for a couple of days. Netflix and the IT Crowd made me better).
All seem to be rip-offs
I've heard 2 of their songs. One rips off Summer Loving from Grease and the other rips of Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash.
Sounds like business as usual for them, then.
Have I missed something?
If they get a NEW patent granted, then surely they can't sue anybody for infringing it in existing products, as those products would therefore constitute prior art??
Goes up to 11
Maybe Spinal Tap could have blamed their Stonehenge on this.
Don't need loads of notifications
I have a Pebble (Kickstarter backer). It is honestly one of the best gadgets I've ever bought. The existing notifications are ALL I want.
I get notified of incoming calls and SMSs appear on my wrist, with a nice little buzz every time they appear. Calls and texts are what I consider important and things I want to know about immediately, because they are a fairly immediate method of communication - something the sender expects a reply to straight away and probably something you want to know about straight away. I don't care about Facebook notifications because there is no way they are important. Ditto email - I don't want all 100 daily emails pinging on my wrist. I'll get those when I'm good and ready. In other words, for me, it's perfect out of the box notifications-wise. I always used to miss calls/texts with my phone in my pocket and on silent. Not any more.
Music control - superb. Get in car, plug phone in, 3 taps of the center button and music is coming through my stereo. Don't even need to look. At home, do the same, quick fiddle on the phone to route it over Airplay then phone goes back in my pocket and I can skip songs or pause whenever I like without finding the phone and messing with the screen.
The apps are then the icing on the cake. The RunKeeper integration in particular I use quite a bit.
Battery is not a problem. I have to charge my phone every night anyway so I just charge the watch at the same time.
Good tech should change the way you do things and make your life easier. That is EXACTLY what the Pebble is doing for me so far. The only downside is I have a nice, expensive-ish watch at home that I now never wear. I love that other watch to bits, but it's now relegated to "posh nights out" because the Pebble is just so damn useful.
When you can prove to me that the earth's climate was exactly stable for the past couple of billion years, and only changed when humans started emitting CO2, then we'll talk about man-made climate change, mmmkay?
As this is obviously total bollocks, how about we accept that it's going to change, and lets work out how best to deal with the consequences. And I don't just mean dealing with increasing temperatures, but dealing with decreasing ones too, because it's certain we'll get another ice age at some point.
Re: Not surprised
If I was forced to buy my own IT kit for work, I'd buy the absolute cheapest crap possible.
If it makes me massively unproductive then tough shit - they should've given me the tools to do the job.
Outrage - Company Provides Services, Makes Profit!
I redid the headline for the Daily Fail.
I so need this. I often worry about turning up to work 0.00001 seconds late.
I bet the battery doesn't last 1000 years though.
Re: ...an inflight glass of wine spilling onto our lap...
And then they'll charge you more to cover the extra weight of the bars...
My grandmother died after they shut down Megaupload
So shutting it down killed her! Killed her I tell you!
I am soooo going to sue for this.
Your nipples don't work?
How do you pick up Jazz FM?
My sons toy train also has several rigidly attached bogeys.
More like Double Entendre:
The game tasks Bimmy Billy and Jimmy Lee with reaching Willy's base and both giving him a good hard seeing to.
Even in the final showdown when Willy is furiously pumping out projectiles all over the place
So if he has a trial, will it last 30 days?
Re: What he is trying to say is.....
I'm sure he'll soon leave the planet by his own means.
Graham-Cunning. Plan 28
Came for the Cunning Plan jokes. Left disappointed.
I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook. At half a gig, it's not much
Yep, a 500MB HDD is way underspecified, unless you've been sitting on this article since 1992.
Re: Hats off
As a customer, I'm very pleased that they went to such lengths to keep my service available.
People simply don't often put Windows on a dev job spec. It's just a given - the default.
Re: There's nothing wrong with cultural sensitivity
> Golliwogs are grossly offensive you'll be hard pushed to find anyone - particularly anyone who isn't white, generally anti PC, male and commenting on the internet - who will defend them.
A shop near me had them for sale quite recently. There was a huge fuss made by the council (any prizes for guessing we're in Lib Dem land here?) and by the shopping centre and by various local mouthpieces who all wanted them banned from sale.
The local rag got involved, went out and quizzed a whole ton of black (coloured,negro,african,whatever pick your own damn word) people as they went past the shop. Nearly all of them couldn't give a shit that it was for sale and supported the shop keepers right to sell them. They, like most of us, had grown up and moved on. It's no more offensive than a Barbie doll is to a thin, blonde white woman.
Re: If the alleged offences were alleged to have been committed outside the US
> Even Britain has extra-territorial laws ... witness the child diddler Gary Glad who was deported from Cambodia AND VietNam and then faced legal action in the UK.
True, but at least he was a UK Citizen. Kim Dotcom is a German national living in New Zealand.
not such a Clever Deicke after all.
Re: How long will it now be...
Genius! I would soooo buy a pair of Edphones!
I'll stick with my Marshall Minors for now though. Sound great, look great and are also super-cool :)
>And the grand total: $3499 (£2172), which is $1199 for the 2.5GHz, 4GB MacBook Pro and $973 for parts and assembly
Re: nope, totally lost here...
Because if you are a small coffee shop or pub or cafe etc you can add a useful facility to encourage people to visit your establishment, for an extremely small fee, and stop them going to Costa or McDonalds to get their free wifi fix.
Awful it may be
But I'd still rather watch him than One Direction.
Re: when is he being
> What did you expect? Spanish Inquisition?
No-one expects that.
Re: To stop us all posting the usual buy/no-buy/walled garden comments...
hmm, I probably won't be buying as I already have an iPad so I can't upvote. I don't hate Apple though so I can't downvote.
We need a third boolean state here...
I never realised
That the tech industry was full of 13 year old screaming girls.
Re: The coming of commercialisation
At least you can hold a CD. In twenty years time you'll be longing for a CD insert to hold as all music will be downloaded and the concept of going to a "shop" to "buy" music will be reserved purely for the type of weirdos that today collect vinyl.
Disclaimer - I still have a record player...
Why would you need a warranty more than a year?
They bring out a new model every year - why would you not be upgrading to the latest shiny?!
</sarcasm> <-- for those who missed it.
Maybe they have a bit of a point
(They probably don't and I tend to agree with all the cynical stuff posted above about them trying to save a few $...)
But at my place in the UK we're desperate to hire a bunch more developers. The problem we've got is that we can't find anyone good enough. Plenty come in for interviews and either go straight home, or go home after the coding test because they simply are not up to scratch. We haven't got so desperate that we're considering directly importing from other countries but it's becoming an issue and holding the company back a bit. There are plenty of people about but not plenty of good enough people. It's not like we're paying bad salaries either.
Re: RIM hardware is usually good ...
No it's not, it's shite. My daughter's Blackberry literally fell apart after 12 months. The iPhone that replaced it doesn't even have a mark on it.
The one I had from work was also a plastically, flimsy POS. The only reason it didn't break is because I put it in a drawer and didn't use it.
Since when does hurling concrete blocks through windows NOT constitute forced entry??!
Re: This is a tiny patch of the sky
Awesome pic - as if the pic in the article wasn't enough, this shows just how tiny a portion it really is.
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