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At least Jobs knows when to bend over
Slowly American business is learning the meaning of 'union' as interpreted in Europe.
It's good that the EU is making people play by it's rules and will no doubt be used as aa precedent in other 'unions' around the world.
Maybe the big-mouthed lawyers partners will ...
convene a meeting to develope a new communications policy that circumvents provocative statements.
Guess this loser-lawyer failed the court hearing part of his course on how to induce juries and judges to buy his theory.
Memory, interconnection & OS will determine the winner
Given that pads are minimalist computers the add-on memory capability, connectors and interconnection become increasingly important. Sound is a good accessory.
The OS will also be a determinant due to the App availability.
Don't buy yet, many more about to flood the market!
Apps will be the determinant
The company I work for has now been working on pad replacements for some existing Human Interface applications and iOS and Android pads were purchased.
Without a doubt the ability to create our own applications, and retain control of them, has persuaded us to follow the Android course.
Apples decision to govern what their pads can run means we cannot use our application unless: (a) it becomes public or (b) we jail-break Apple products.
Since we want to use standard off-the-shelf products our choices are being determined by manufacturer policies.
I believe, eventually, this and App availability will determine the dominating OS and, at present, that appears to favour Android.
This interesting proposal deserves serious consideration
I always considered the connection between nakedness and sex crimes somewhat tenuous and that Blair and Browns criminalisation of viewing, storage, whatever was a step too far.
If viewing/ownership of pictures of naked bodies was illegal years ago most of those in private, fee-paying schools ('public' in British parlance) would be in jail. I remember dog-eared books of naked bodies doing the rounds in the dormitories when I was at Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire and most of the students turned out to be a fairly decent cross-section of society.
Pictures od child abuse in any form should, naturally fall outside the protection of the law but should NOT be linked to a sex offender claim.
This reminds me of the old Amateur Radio antenna arguement ...
in the States.
Since transmitters are licenced by the Federal government they are pretty tough to change as the senior government prevails over junior state and town legislation.. I think similar situations can be found in many countries.
The pod connector ia NOT an international standard
Just because Apple makes a lot of pod connectors which are of relative poor quality does not make it a 'standard'.
A 'standard' connector, such as Molex type, D-connectors, the North American 25-pair telephone connector, etc. are royalty free. Apple milks anyone who uses their connectors.
Apple had a magnetic 'safety' connector which they copied from Japanese rice cooker manufacturers. The difference? The Japanese version worked for hundreds of millions of cookers whilst the Apple version had problems.
The 3-pin connector commonly found on the PSU's of PC power supplies was designed by HP who donated it's exclusivity to make a real standard connector found throughout the world.
'Standard' connectors have to meet stiff criteria which Apple products can't always meet. Witness their burned connectors.
Where's the problem?
Any word in any dictionary on the date of a claim should fail automatically.
This would protect words like Exxon, Taligent, Enron easily whilst Jobs can have his iPod but not prevent anyone else incorporating the word 'pod' into their products.
The problem is unique to the American legal system and obviously requires updating.
Guess the Plod doesn't like the competition
This guy was in the wrong business, he should have joined the Plod.
The problem with British justice is the 'justice' part - too many nobodies on the lowest echelons making appeal business for the higher courts. Too many judges accept evidence from the Plod without questioning it's validity.
Blair/Brown getting too close to favoured vendors
All government contracts should be published at the Request For Tender AND post award stages so that others can determine if the award was on merits or because of 'connections'.
Two faced US Government defender of Hollywood rights used palgerised software
It is surprising that the biggest proponent of enhanced action against those distributing Hollywood films on-line is guilty of using copied/plagerised software.
Another example of US government hypocrisy.
The CIA was also a big player in bringing drugs north from Mexico whilst the DEA was busy fighting the trade. Some morals.
Another victim of the Digital Age?
Blockbuster didn't keep it's eye on the ball and follow technologies leading edge.Other outfits seized the opportunity whilst Blockbuster just watched it's market shrink.
Just imagine if more countries had streaming capability - their demise would have arrived earlier.
Mailed disks aren't really the answer, they can't satisfy 'spur of the moment' movie viewing.
Who else but a Inspector Cluzot could ...
take this long to solve identical series of crimes.
They are not the only store using these air transport systems, either in Europe or North America.
"We offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay."
This navel gazing MS type obviously live in BT's rural areas.
I like my movies to run in one continuous flow, not in short snatches interrupted by spinning thingies on my screen.
If I have to download I use PirateBay.
I hate those auto-completions
As someone who uses technical languages as well as foreign languages, the damn auto complete is something that needs a DESELECT option.
Swype is a very effective application otherwise, though.
I can't see anyone using ...
MS InterNet Browser when there are so many other, advanced browsers. It seems that MS is always playing the 'me too' game, duplicating winning features of competitive software.
I routinely use 4 browsers choosing the most appropriate one for my work needs and although I have tried IE on occasion, other browsers have always prevailed..
Should the plan prove successful translates as 'if'
Over the decades, nay centuries, man has transported flora and fauna to non-native habitats with deleterious effects.
Witness the unchecked invasion of North American waterways by Chinese Carp.
How do they know nothing untoward will happen this time? (Think Army Corp of Engineers, levees and Hurricane Katrina.)
Poor old Berlio, another 'bad hair' / toupe day for him
Not only is he a failing star in bed, and his wife has left him, but now in the world of business he is failing.
Of course had this been Italy Berlio would have simply passed a law.
Not only a gutter bottom-feeding lawyer but dumb, too
Maybe ACS:Law should obtain a court order to force ISP's to reveal the identities of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) perpetrators.
I still haven't received a letter from these clowns after downloading for longer they have been on the job.
Hope he has many more attacks and that HIS ISP sends HIM a letter, terminating service.
There must be a hack for these, any day soon
In reality these are detrimental to the adoption of HTML 5.
It's bad enough having to clear out Flash cookies. Maybe the Washington politicians could pass a bill ...
He might be rich, on paper but ....
it still doesn't change the fact that he is a prize jerk, and not even all the gold in Fort Knox would correct that.
P.S. Has that claim against The Jerk claiming an interest in FB ever been settled? He night have t share his money, yet!
iPhone dumping AT&T could be a plus for AT&T
Since the Lemon 4 was released on to an unsuspecting public AT&T has taken a lot of flack for their network insufficiencies because the defects of the Lemon 4 only served to exacerbate the defects of AT&T.
Switching networks would likely reduce complaints about AT&T and Lemon 4.
Besides, since AT&T is offering Android, which doesn't have Lemon 4 weaknesses, AT&T will begin to look good again.
North American hunters are intillegence challenged
Many jurisdictions in North America issue hunting permits/licences that are printed on high intensity, bright orange card or cloth that are required to be wordn by hunters.
You might think these would alert animals, fortunately, they are colour blind. The orange cards are intended to alert hunters that they are not alone.
Unfortunately every year hunters shoot other hunters despite the fact that no known animal has orange fur or feathers.
In Canada bored hunters shoot road signs. The most popular of these are the ones warning of moose which are posted to alert motorists of the areas of road where moose normally/habitually cross. A moose can easily destroy a vehicle, if hit: they are also of derailing a train.
Could it be the personality of Job's kidneys OEM are taking over?
Job's has always been a miserable bastard but his bitchiness seems to have reached new highs.
Could his donor's personality, memories or consciousness remain within the tissue of the new set of kidneys and have been passed on to the MOS (Miserable Old Sod)? See: < http://scienceray.com/philosophy-of-science/a-medical-mystery-transferred-organ-donor-consciousness/ >.
Further links: <http://www.google.ca/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=personality+of+organ+donor+transferred&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 >.
"including the former prime minister's wife, Sarah Brown" How come?
Undoubtedly to her own, and everyone else's surprise, this woman is married to an InterNet expert.
Just roll over lady and give the object in bed with you a kick and then pop the question.
Caution: Brain-dead Intel mouthpiece prattling
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Intel's prowess just get flushed down the toilet recently when Intel confirmed the wonderfully high-tech HDCP copy-protection had been cracked?
Why would this latest bit of Intel magic not fail, as well?
Narrow minded Old Farts. Canada says different, eh!
Get this IN 1996 an Ontario Court said that bare women's breast are not breaking the law!
Good old square Ontario, Canada! (see: < http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/News-opinion-and-commentary/Topless-in-Ontario-women-exercise-the-right-to-expose-their-breasts.html >.)
Other interesting citations can be found: < http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=opera&hs=mhg&rls=en&&sa=X&ei=UpGYTLf2HIfuvQPut5ncDA&ved=0CBIQBSgA&q=bare+breasted+girl+in+ontario+lawful&spell=1 >.
I always wonder in cases such as these ...
how many banks made accusatory suggestions against customers complaining about unauthorised withdrawals?
Bank employees refuse to accept bank security is weak!
Why not just use the bloody key?
These lazy driver central locking systems typically use 315 MHz in North America and Japan, and 433.92 MHz in Europe with rolling encryption to enhance security.
If Hoodie wants to hang around pushing his key button, thereby preventing Intended Victim from locking his car, there is little Plod can do for, as with WiFi and garage door openers, these are essentially licence free, no complaining about interference, frequencies.
All the lazy driver need do is to activate his button in close proximity to the vehicle or, as in yesteryear, use the bloody mechanical key.
Judge John Anderson of Harrow Crown Court ....
your annual pass good for one year for two people valid at any Vue movie house is in the mail.
Free DVD's, too.
What a troll. (Is that a Class B offence - on his record for 35 years:)
A minimalist smartphone for $99. Good Christmas deal.
Since manufacturers don't have to pay for software development, only the human interface, it means costs are substantially reduced. Given that so many million are using (and testing) the OS, reliability is improved.
Likely it will access to Google Apps which further enhances it's value. Great present for children at Christmas as they can use pocket money to buy time.
"You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize”
He never finished his sentence ... what sort of prize? Prize twit?
District Attorneys are usually elected into office - which is why they seem like members of political office. Let me be your DA because I lock rape artists up for life and fry murderers.
Wonder if he is married: there might be a couple of expensive cases on his horizon - one for divorce and the other for abuse.
"they were looking for a 5' 6" hispanic man in his 30s with tattoos ..."
Good luck, Florida being home to all of Castro's disillusioned citizens!
Arrogance of Apple encapsulated and personified in an ignorant pig
Jobs idea of Customer Care is nothing. It personifies Apples attitude towards it's customers. F You!
Whether iPhans agree or not (please use the red box below) he told them to F Off when it came to fixing the Lemon 4 - he lied and never did fix all the problems.
Jobs could care less as long as the cash keeps on coming in. The Japanese called his bluff and he blinked. They got his number right on. There's a word for this - fraud.
When you consider the RF technology people carry in their palms ...
it really boggles the mind.
Multi-wideband transmitters and receivers coexisting in close proximity, yet able to handle high-speed digital transmission.
Meanwhile, at your nearby airport, aircraft still rely on VHF-AM (amplitude modulation) whilst pilots tool around in multi-million people carriers.
As the Insane Posse Clowns sang in "Miracles" < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs > F--king Miracles!
Modulated audio confuss these things
Ever heard of flutter on audio systems? Where a recorded note is modulated by a defect in the audio transmission system?
This 'vibrato' effect can come from telephone carrier systems, cell radio systems and by audio systems. The effect can be reproduced, to nullify the effectiveness of this 'magical' Israeli technology, by having a loud thumping pop 'music' in the background so you have to shout.
Some integrity and just another way of extracting funds from taxpayers into police budgets.
Feel free to sue, all this 'technology' depends on so many extraneous sources including the cooperation of the subject.
Imagine the late Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips") < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_(musician) > answering questions, monitored by this box of junk!
Could be a big interbank bill
Each weekday morning members of the clearing house to clear debits and credits between each and every bank at the start of the business day.
If a bank is late, for whatever reason, interest is incurred until settlement is made!
Poetic justice, the banks screw the retail customer as well as their own kind!
So where ...
does this leave Wikileaks hosting in the parliament building?
Cell carriers want it coming and going
In the U.S.A. cell companies, and their landline counter-parts, are common carriers and therefore protected by law from the content they carry. This also applies to ISP's in that country, which is why it always best to host chat-rooms there - hosting is libel free.
T-Mobile, therefore. is clearly making a judgement call. Telephone companies give service to anyone with money and therefore T-Mobile should, too.
Unfortunately the locals don't respect flora and fauna
Most of the recent revelations of new/rare species are being made by foreign scientists and biologists in Southeast Asia. The local population are more pragmatic - is it good for eating or on the end of a chain for tourists to gawk at?
VietNam's wilder jungles have revealed rare monkey species, heretofore unknown frogs, snakes and plants. There are German research groups permanently based in Ha Long Bay.
Laos, being about 30 years behind VietNam in development , also suffers from near war-like conditions between the Laos military and the indigenous H'Mong tribes, many of whom have been forced to live a nomadic life in the forests. See: < http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000qrUDnpQSM2Q/s >, < http://www.spkhousing.com/Images/HmongResistanceCamp.jpg >. There some pictures of extreme violence but most people have trouble viewing them.
Hopefully the next time a rare saola is seen the Laotians will get the experts involved first, which risks military antagonism..
New CEO should dump baggage and strike a new path!
Where are most of the successful smartphone manufacturers based? (Asia) What is a major component common to their cultures? (Losing 'face') What else in common do the smarthone manufacturers have in common? (They are not too proud to use either their own or Third Party OS)
Let's consider automotive purchases. The manufacturer or the style often come first in deciding a sale, then accessories, fuel type and maybe engine technology.
IMO, Nokia's new path should be to abandon the Intel IDF initiative; adopt Android OS and continue with Sybian OR Meego. Nokia knows RF (no Death Grips) hardware and human interfaces which would put them in a position to bang out new models with minimum tinkering with the OS yet maintaining Nokia 'characteristics'.
The Asians have proved their is no loss of pride in using their own in-house OS as well as Android. No one will knock Nokia for this. This also allows Nokia to maintain the Nokia name in hardware and the human interface.
Adopting Android OS would provide access to the Google App store solving the immediate 'accessories' challenge whilst developers could continue efforts for Apps using the alternate Nokia OS.
This would place Nokia firmly in the winning camp: HTC, LG and Samsung. RIM and Apple could continue along their chosen paths, both of which are or soon will be facing falling market share.
Would anyone seriously want to hire ...
the Apple RF engineers or the QC types involved in the Lemon 4 fiasco? Their software guys are a little slow, too, seeing how Apple can be unlocked in a few minutes after release of an OS designed to lock the system up, again.
The Google and Apple cultures are way different: one open and the other paranoid and secretive.
The best guys to hire would be the hackers.
This guy isn't even a head of a real state: I rhought Henry 8th booted them out?
What's with this special treatment for this paedophile condoning old reprobate?
The Vatican, on a 10 acre patch of downtown Rome, came about because Mussolini, who was an avowed atheist, wanted to become dictator, which would not be possible without the assistance of the powerful fascists who were Catholic. Pius XI was in a good position to prevent the fascists seizing power.so he commanded that priests not support the Catholic Party in an election. In effect this pope repudiated the Catholic Party.
Mussolini formed a government on October 28, 1922. A deal was cut. The Catholic Church would support the Fascist Party. In return Mussolini would restore the ancient privileges of the Catholic Church. On February 21, 1923, a cardinal said Mussolini "had been chosen to save the nation and restore her fortune."
Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty in 1929 which made Vatican City a separate, independent state, recognized Catholicism as the state-sponsored religion, and gave the Church 750 million lire in compensation for the Vatican's loss of sovereignty.
A UN judge argues that the Catholic Church is the only religion permitted under international law to claim the privileges of statehood and its leaders immunity from civil or criminal action. See: < http://www.theage.com.au/world/treat-vatican-as-a-rogue-state-says-qc-20100908-1518j.html >.
This interruption to London's life is like Tesco's putting on a parade for Waitrose given that official church is the C of E. Britain is kowtowing to a Fascist creation against whose principle Britain lost thousands of lives fighting.
And whose gong to pick up the costs of £1.5 million for thousands of Plods to protect this guy who is riding around in a armoured car because he is so popular!
I think Britain's priorities are a little mixed up. It's bad enough losing InterNet, what happens if the electricity goes down, a gas or water pipe leaks? Wait seven days?
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