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seems slippery at best...
from a company that prides itself on not paying taxes. Hypocrites.
This explains BT starting to charge for Caller ID
They need the money for crap.
...doesn't affect our Google Cloud Platform’s Cloud SQL offering for developers...
Don’t try to game the system...
Don't call it "gaming the system". It is cheating. It is lying. It is fraud.
All that useless space...
A 4gig device with only 500meg available for non-official books. Crazy. And no way to root it. Bad. And rather ugly too.
judging by the intelligence shown by some of them they should be called amoeba or plankton.
That process continues today and will continue throughout the construction...
... Warning! Warning! that means the building will end up as a 30 storey monstrosity with no trees.
Not new, unfortunately
There are many sites offering to boost books on Amazon and on Goodreads by "gaming the system", translation: we can sell your product by using nothing more than lying, fraud, and deceit. Aren't they good?
That could get expensive to use
14cm3 is only 1 cubic inch. 13 of them for £52.80. It would need to be a very GOOD cubic inch to justify that. Looks like a great idea though.
Re: About time!
Did you miss this bit, "All they need to do is mention when they stop supporting a version and then we won't update it." Simple enough. They could add it to the bottom of the description just after the bit that says how wonderful it is and how much it will change our lives (until they abandon it withou warning). "Needs IOS 5.1 or later". Easy enough. No one expects a product to be supported forever but even Microsoft will give advance warning that something is being dropped. Using Apple and their control freak behaviour as an excuse is not acceptable.
IOS developers seem have a fetish for NOT mentioning when they drop support for an IOS revision. I have at least a dozen apps that have been dropped this way and either dn't run at all or crash while loading. The devs always say "We can't support every version of IOS" but they don't have to support every version. All they need to do is mention when they stop supporting a version and then we won't update it.
My third gen ipod touch happily upgraded itself to 5.1.1 when that turned up. Is yours different?
Re: Not Steve Jobs then...
Tim Berners-Lee wrote his system on a Norsk Data NORD-10 running under the Norsk Data OS Sintran III. Where do Apple fit in?
Not Steve Jobs then...
So Apple made their first moves towards pocket-sized devices at a time whem Jobs wasn't on the payroll? That will be a nice bit of trivia to drop into conversations at nerd get-togethers.
Re: you can always turn it off
It would be more appropriate if you could 'just turn it ON'.
It isn't about watching porn!
It is about allowing some Mary Whitehouse-type to decide what IS porn and therefore decide what is not allowed to be viewed. If the courts say "this is illegal" then fine, I can live with that but not with some dozy functionary in the basement of Virgin Media or BT Towers deciding for me.
the period of time a chess grandmaster takes to notice that his king is in check...
Probably not. I would think that the average chess grandmaster would know several moves ago that he likely to be in check.
Don't forget BT Digital Vault
BT started sending threatening emails about closing their previous Cloud offering, BT Digital Vault, back in March. Vault was 2GB available to anyone, anywhere, forever, supposedly. They scrapped Vault and brought in Cloud which is only for BT Broadband subscribers. If you stop subscribing to BT Broadband you say goodbye to your data AND they ALSO say: "This service will be stopped and your files deleted if you don’t use it for 90 days". Sounds like a wonderful service that you can totally rely on.
Re: What out for the USB cable
Blackwells did answer when I asked about the kit. But when you add postage you get £17.45 when you only need the USB cable! Too much in my opinion. Much too much.
The charger it comes with is rated at 2 amps which is a LOT higher than normal USB lumps or your PC output.
What out for the USB cable
I have the HD Plus but they both use a weird 30 Pin USB cable for charging & syncing. The cable simply isn't available by itself, only with a charger and isn't compatible with anyone elses 30 pin cable. The nook site only shows it with a US plug http://uk.nook.com/accessories/universal-power-kit-in-asphalt/9780594515364 and make a point of saying it is "imported". They also refuse to answer emails about what is included in the pack. I've emailed them 3 times in 2 months and got no replies at all. If they are clearing stock then you can bet that the mythical cable will soon be in very short supply and so I've stopped telling people how great the tablet is (it is brilliant) and just say stay away.
TalkTalk say WHAT?
...our customers' rights always come first and we would never agree to anything that could compromise them...
Didn't TalkTalk monitor all the web activity of their entire customer base? How hypocritical, not to say lying, can they get.
"The IT industry is changing rapidly"...
... it is indeed, and Microsoft are showing that they no longer have any idea of what that industry involves. This isn't the first time they have screwed with the certification scheme. Years ago they made some of the certs time dependent so that they expired when Microsoft felt like it not when a product disappeared from the IT departments of the real world. Add this to the manure heap that is Windows 8, killing one of the best Flight Simulator games EVER, scrapping MS Money... and it becomes clear that MS have no idea, no idea at all about what goes on.
Apple's tops target list for litigious patent trolls
I thought it said "Apple tops list OF litigious patent trolls"
email – essentialy a private, mobile telegraph
Private? Think PRISM and whatever else Google themselves do with Gmail, etc, etc
AOL is still A$$holes OnLine
Nothing much changes in the butt of the Internet.
Re: Simple. If it can connect to the net, it is subject to the law.
The Victor Reader Stream lists at £255. I don't know how much of that would need to be added to, for example, my nook ereader.
May still remember (AOL). AOL? Stuff AOL!
The AOL I remember is A$$holes On-Line who dumped millions of noobs all over the technical newsgroups (before the illegal file scene got going). Groups that used to have small numbers of technical discussions suddenly had hundreds, sometimes thousands, of lost souls who had been given access by AOL without the slightest hint of guidance from AOL. "Ooh, what is this group for?", "Wow, this is GREAT". Ugh, still makes me cringe. And that doesn't even take into account the amount of landfill occupied by mega-grillions of AOL installation CDs. Stuff AOL.
The ultimate handsfree device
drive up costs for consumers...
I've never thought that Apple were one to keep prices low for any reason.
Cast your mind back...
I remember the very old saying "There are only two types of computer user. Those who have lost data in a crash and those who are going to lose data in a crash". But with 'cloud' we seem to be saying "There is only ONE type of cloud user. Those for whom their cloud provider will lose data." It seems to me that if data is stored in the cloud then some of it WILL be lost and that does not even take into account those cloud providers who simply scrap the cloud offering that you or I subscribe to (think BT and their scrapped Vault service).
message direct from their favourite social media...
Oh yes, let us cover the moon with crap.
The Penny Arcade view of Windows 8.1
I hope the mods allow this link. It really gets to the heart of Windows 8.1
So we can add Dropbox to the "Do evil" club.
If a 'cloud' supplier offer us 5GB to store our stuff and we want to store crap on it, that is our right.
Them deciding to abandon us is their right.
But, I hate them for it and will never trust Dropbox again.
So it is NOT just Microsoft...
... that have recruited colour-blind talentless designers and testers with 2 left feet where their hands should be.
Apple has borrowed ??
Apple has 'borrowed' ever since Jobs saw the Xerox mouse. Nothing new there.
A 'free' WiFi supplier would not have to charge the end user a lot before it became cost effective to upgrade our contracts to a larger data allowance and stuff the WiFi altogether. O2 WiFi is hopeless to connect to.
Argos have stock of the Glowlight
but the the £29 version is selling too fast. I got my cheapo from Asda on Tuesday when they were in stock for a matter of hours. The Glowlight is available in most places.
Ofcom planners... what planners???
Those wallys need to sit in a corner and think about what they want to achieve. THEN do it in one intelligent, coordinated, sensible move. This half-baked, disorganized mess is the sort of crap we expect from clowns like the US Patents Office or certain courts.
BT are scrapping their Digital Vault on 31 May 2013
Any data in it has to be retrieved or will be lost forever. Wonderful. Does anyone really think that cloud storage is even slightly dependable?
The 'replacement' for digital vault is only available if you have BT Broadband. And even then "This service will be stopped and your back-up files deleted if you don't use it for 90 days." . WHAT KIND OF CRETINS ARE BT LOOKING FOR?
Too damned ugly to use on a daily basis.
Dongles are intended to be small and unobtrusive...
Modern ones, maybe. I remember using some years ago that plugged into the the 25 pin serial port and were heavy enough to risk causing damage to the socket especially if it became necessary to plug in a serial cable as well.
If the wally wants to tout herself as a nerd she needs to brush-up on her extra-large dongle history. And if she hasn't come across dodgy jokes at a nerd get-together then she has been wearing earplugs all her life.
Gateway kit was good
Fast, reliable, easy to upgrade, not puke coloured beige.
Just buy your own domain name.
Move it where you want, when you want, with any ISP.
cheesed-off users of TalkTalk ??
No shortage of them. No shortage of them AT ALL.
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