107 posts • joined Thursday 22nd October 2009 14:44 GMT
Where's the incentive to start using it? If 4G is going to be lumbered with tiny amounts of data usage and overbloated costs, why should I move over to 4G? What's in it for me?
Tangent: GEE is an irish slang word for a certain part of a young lady (specifically downstairs, front) apparently. I wonder how popular EE 4GEE network is in Ireland??
Google are just out to piss everyone off this month, removing Exchange access, removing the ability to download from YouTube, next they'll be cancelling Christmas :/
I'm with TalkTalk and the service has been shocking this week, wonder if they share the same Peer Partner :/
That is the best Law Firm name I have ever come across!! "McKool Smith"
MEANWHILE, AT THE ALLIANCE OF WIRELESS POWER!!!!!!
I have FreeSat because I live in Milton Keynes, and live in a area where the houses where built without aerials, and CABLE piped in by default, provided by NTL at the time, now Virgin Media, who promptly switched it off when they took over. Which left us with paying to have an aerial badly installed in the house, or get Sky, as Virgin Media are no longer allowed in Milton Keynes to dig up the roads (I don't think they were ever allowed to sig our area up either).
FreeSat isn't to bad, I do miss the UKTV channels though, GOLD, Dave (or Top Gear TV as I call it), and I doubt those will ever make it to FreeSat (broadcasting licenses and such). But it's not a bad service, I don't miss Sky at all ;)
To really get anything out of FreeSat, you DO need one of the fancy expensive set-top boxes, I would love Catch-Up TV (I have a basic Bush FreeSat SD box), hopefully when my new TV arrives next week (Smart TV w/ built-in FreeSat HD), all those problems should be eliminated ;)
If this "signal" can be ignored, then what is the point??
"The other 9 per cent, the great bulk of the increase, is mostly down to "renewable, energy efficiency and social schemes" and partly from "transmission and distribution charges"."
But green energy is more expensive than "regular" energy, at least the Green energy I have looked into supplying my home with, so why should the buyers of "regular" energy offset this, if green energy is, in most cases, twice as expensive as "regular" energy???
I'm all for Matt Smith on a tenner to be honest...
Isn't shakespeare already on a bank note??
So now Dolphins REALLY are the Bastards of the Sea!!
How will they pull the trigger? DOLPHINS DON'T HAVE THUMBS!!!
My issue with the service is that you still need a Freeview aerial to receive the channels. I live in Milton Keynes, not a lot of the house in MK have TV Aerials, we were given analog cable as standard, so for me to use this, I need to have an aerial installed.
I currently use Freesat :/
I'd love to know where that light is coming from, as it is illuminating his face (and he's facing down) as well as illuminating the "device" he is working on.
I think from now on, everytime the word "device" is mentioned regarding Fraunhofer, we should put inverted commas around it ;)
From that video I learnt a number of things;
* Argyle and GIANT glasses REALLY?! I;m surprised he wasn't English too...
* Disney seem to like there buzz words, they probably heard Open Source and virus on Mythbusters...
* Disney still think all teenage asian girls are "ditzy"
* Twee phrases are not bandied about by 8yr olds and early teens.
* Disney need to research a BIT harder next time...
That's not a Nano SIM, it still looks like a Micro SIM drawer :/
How will they identify those customers that were affected? BOTH my O2 handsets went offline with this outage and so far i've heard nothing from them
Re: You'd still want compensating though.
Do i demand a refund on my leccy in the event of a blackout? Yes, yes i do, especially if i lose a freezer full of food becuase of the sh*tty infrastructure my leccy provider has in place :/
In a slight tangent; PlayStation only offered what they did because if a mass lawsuit was brought against them it would ruin them. Therefore O2 should technically refund it's users for the time the network was unavailable. They refunded me the cost of some unsent SMS messages a few months ago when the SMS portion of the network failed. I didn't even make a fuss because I was unaware it had happened :/ What's different about this situation?
Is it just me, or do OFCOM not actually seem to know what they are doing and are just easily led by who-ever is using the latest BuzzWords?!
It makes me laugh, the cell processor has NEVER been fully utilised, we have developers who want to make a game using new methodologies and techniques and, apparently, the cell can't cope with this. Sony RAVE about the cell, how it's TEN (yes ten) years ahead of it's competitors, then 5/6 years down the line, whip it out in favour of an integrated AMD chipset, allegedly!!
SOOOOOOO.... Virgin Media piggyback Everything Everywhere, but want to put their OWN 4G tech in for Virgin Media/Mobile customers????
That doesn't make a lot of sense to me! If I was "Everything Everywhere" I'd be a little bit pissed off!!
YAHOO! TITLE! JOKES! WEARING! THING! NOW!
Sorry I don't get the VA61 NOB one... VAG NOB? Might have been funnier as VA61 NAA
Hang on a tick chaps!! I thought the boffins had built a working difference engine (from Babbage's plans), you can see it on display in the London Science Museum (I sure it was Babbage's).
Babbage was renowned for putting mistakes in his plans on purpose, so it may be what's slowing things down, if it wasn't his difference engine i saw...
Paris: Cos I might be having a blonde moment!!
It would be nice to see this "report"...
I don't see what all the fuss is about. and no, I'm not trying to be funny or clever.
Basically, Windows 8 will run on ARM, but it will still be primarily aimed at x86 type processors, right?
ARM processors tend to be system on chip, so surely Android and Apple type hardware. This means more people can branch out into Windows Tablets and other portable devices without relying on Windows Mobile or a hacked version of windows.
I just don't understand the whole My x86 version of MS Word won't run on ARM. Did it run on ARM to begin with? Fair enough if MS is abandoning x86 (Intel (how would you refer to the new chips 586, 686?) chips altogether, then fair enough, kick up a stink, You don't abandon your core chipset for an "inferior" one
REALLY, what is all the fuss about? Someone enlighten me ;)
A Paris tag cos she's just as confused as I am?
Not noob at all
I am under the impression that there will be an outlet that plugs into a special charging point, and a household point that will also be available. Some vehicles require you to have a special point installed in your house, I might be wrong.
Some of the electric offerings give you a poor range, so some people (and this was highlighted on Top Gear) could take up to 3 days to get to work, and then three days back. The actual charging time can be anywhere from a quick charge (8 hours V. limited range) to a full charge, anywhere from 18-36 hours.
Standardising the batteries would be a great idea, and one that would put Toyota to shame, there electric battery actually does more harm than good, when you think of the production AND disposal processes involved Toyota's battery is very harmful to the environment.
Your pre-charged battery idea is a genius one, and probably one you should capitalise on, but from what I gather, most EV and even hybrids, don't have removable batteries as such. Apparently Renault will be producing an electric car soon and part of the deal is that you RENT the battery from them, that is a removable unit, so you can take the battery in at night, charge it in your home and pop it back in in the morning.
I have made a similar point, we;ll be burning more fossil fuels etc, to charge the cars up as this country (the UK) doesn't have enough green energy available to us. PLUS 99% will have to fork out an extra £300+ to subsidise the power companies efforts in this area, which I find highly amusing when you think about the millions/billions they make off us all in profit every year.
I think, with the Nissan Leaf as an example, it was figured that, because it was such a lengthy charging process it would cost approximately £8 in today's money, to fully charge the car.
When you take the production/disposal processes, charging the vehicle using fossil fuel based electricity and so on, these cars are no greener than a small engined petrol vehicle. At least the petrol vehicle will get me 400miles before I have to fill up...
They need to concentrate on improving the hybrids to make them efficient, i.e. get the batteries up to speed, and improve the range of the electric portion of the car.
This would lead to batteries we would be able to recharge overnight, and the ability to go 4-500 miles on a single charge, rather than to the shops and back. Get the Hybrid up to speed and the rest of the tech will follow. At the moment Hybrids are to reliant on their petrol engine, it needs to be the other way round. Hybrids rely on the ELECTRIC engine and fallback to the petrol when they are running low, need a charge or in an emergency situation of some sort.
Not to mention...
...the rising cost of electric. The irony being that we'll burn more fossil fuels to power the electric cars when charging them from our homes. There just isn't enough "green" electric to compensate.
The government are all happy we are adopting "greener" vehicles, but what is the actual reduction in carbon footprint when you take CHARGING the vehicle from your home/place of business into account.
Added to this WOE, we may have to cough up at LEAST another £300 on our electric/gas bills so that the power companies can "look in to" greener energy. As if they weren't fleecing us enough!
This might have already been mentioned but...
Regional pricing will just mean more people spoofing their location to get better deals. I'm on the Google Music Beta but I live in the UK, so hard would it be for me to pretend I am in India for example, and get a CD album downloaded for $10 instead of the $15 I might pay elsewhere...
Ze Goggles, Zey Do Nothing!!
I hope he gets his cum-mupence
But surely SOME sites must be blocked by default
Surely ISPs block some sites by default? Kiddie porn and so on, they can't CONDONE that sort of thing, SURELY????!
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