2975 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 17:37 GMT
Re: UK prices
So new product from widely disliked company, no apps, no buzz, no fans. But it manages to match the price of the market leader who has people camping outside it's stores to look at a new model.
By this logic Lada should launch their 4wheel, 4door car at the same price as a BMW - then it's sure to sell
Presumably because reducing the size of a pint of Australian "beer" is a benefit.
"They don't spell it XXXX out of ignorance Lewis"
Re: I miss the ounce...
>and kilos anything but potatoes.
That explains a lot of German cuisine then
Re: missed the poll
You're not as confused as him - it's not your job to be as confused as him
Re: Oh dear, I see a logical progression from Anonymous and viruses
"After prosecuting several hundred completely innocent grannies, chavs, and the like the courts deem the system to be useless "
But the police and local council will find it invaluable.
"Ok nosher - put your hands up for the post office job" - otherwise we have 100cases of movie downloads at 250,000 fine/each we can get you for.
"Dear Mr Smith - thank you for your letter about bin collections" - I see you recently visited a paediatrics web site, please send a letter congratualting the council on it's service or we will pass this onto your children's school
Re: The logical extension
No need - anyone who uses a VPN is by definition a criminal or a terrorist.
If you have nothing to hide why would you try and hide from the all seeing eye of Theresa May ?
Re: Some of you don't seem to understand...
But the nice thing about the ones built with slave labour - the ones made on a friday afternoon are just as good !
Re: RE: My anecdotal evidence
No - he just proved both wifi sensitivity AND homeopathy in one experiment
The wifi router case simply retained a memory of the Wifi emission
Remember it's all about image - think of all the young trendy people out there.
Balmer - women want him, men want to be him !
Re: Chasing Apple's tail lights?
> Microsoft might very well follow them into the ditch..
Traditional advantages of windows :
"what do you mean compatible - it's Windows!" Changes to Well you have your Windows8 desktop that can run windows apps, so can your windows8 laptop running desktop - but it can only run new apps from the app store if they are approved. Then your tablet can only run the toy version of MS office and IE, your phone can run a different set of MS only approved apps and a different version of toy office and IE.
Anyone can write software for it - changes to "MSFT have to approve your app, no adult or unsuitable content allowed", You can write your own apps for Desktop - for now - but they can't use any new features.
You mean your business relies on some in-house apps? Should have stuck with IBM then shouldn't you!
On the other hand most of the senior people at the Moscow embassy in the 50s are now dead!
It's the same as the dangers of classical music, Almost all classical composers are dead yet most heavy metal band members (except drummers) are still alive and well.
Remember kids, if somebody offers you a harpsichord - just say no!
Repeat After Me
If and when Apple release a new product, do a review of it.
Running stories that they may or may not announce something on some future date is about as useful, but slightly less interesting, than supermarket tabloids telling me which z-lister is fat
They want a bit of wire with a SATA plug on one end and a cat-5 socket on the other and an ARM in the middle.
Why does Amazon want 1000s of Xeons spinning away serving up e-books?
"In ten years, computers will just be bumps in cables." Gordon Bell (Feb 90)
>dedicated, uncontended IP connection
How exactly do you get a dedicated IP connection ?
Other than running your own bit of Cat-5 between every phone and an exchange, and having a woman with a beehive perm and horn rimmed glasses plugging and unplugging network jack to connect calls - you are going to be switching packets somewhere
Re: Better late than never ;-)
How would a second core help uptake in the education market they were built for?
They explained many times about the difficulty of getting a wifi approved in every country in the world - that's why even you big name laptop actualy has the wifi as a little plugin mini-pci card
Re: The Cause Of His Symptoms
what if his neighbour hadn't been able to afford a lawyer, or hadn't looked sympathetic in court, or was a gender/skin colour/race that the jury didn't like - then he would have won and the laws of physics would have been determined by the precedence of a case in some backward US state.
Re: The point is..........what?
> how is WinRT more secure than iOS
By limiting connectivity to VMSNET running over Token ring the potential for virus infection has been greatly reduced.
In addition, binaries will not only have to be signed but they can only be installed by typing them in from listings printed in the back of magazines.
The use of weak passwords have been prevented by the removal of 'p' 'a' 's' 'w' 'o' 'r' and 'd' keys from the keyboard
Re: All that's missing
I propose a new reg unit of redundancy speed to replace the venerable "Osbourne"
I was going to suggest the "WebOS" but I think Win8 (also known as WinCE-ME) might beat HP's best efforts
Re: "A[sic] unencrypted stick amnesty by the force's data controller.."
It does become a bit of a scape-goat job though.
It's like the Met's race relations office.
1, Some copper beat up a black guy it's on the news.
2 Ok, fire the race relations officer
3, Whose next on the list to be race relations officer ?
Re: They have "Greater Manchester Police branded memory stick"s?
>Do you also advocate criminal charges against anyone who loses a company USB stick, or just those who work in the public sector?
If it harms people - ye. If I take home a list of people's credit card numbers and pins and lose it then I should get the same jail time as if i had gone round and robbed them.
Get drunk and smash a window at work = arrested.
Get drunk and leave a list of all the undercover MI5 agents in a strip-club = laughed off.
Truecrypt = more than one syllable, that mean they would need a fast-track graduate intake
Finding one of those who didn't do media studies is tricky
Re: I think we all know the cause of his symptoms
>He should even apply to win a million dollars from James Randi for his talent.
Everybody who can do this is presumably already working for the NSA
If you can detect a wifi being on in another house you should be able to detect a Russian nuke sub
Re: Inquiring minds...
>There have been enough cases where complaints were made about new mobile masts...
>Only to then discover that they hadn't been powered up yet.
So that's premature hyper-sensitivity disorder ?
Re: Wish they
You should see Volvo's spaceprobes
Greater Manchester Police Force have paid a £120,000 fine
Greater Manchester Council Tax payers have paid a £120,000 fine - basically the people whose details were leaked have paid for it.
The capsule apparently has it's own supply at 8psi as you said and is replenished with LNO2 tanks.
8psi of 100% O2 is ok for a 3.5 hour trip.
My guess is that capsule would start off with air and then vent as it rose until it reached 8psi then continually flow O2 and vent to keep it at 8psi - that way you don't need any CO2 scrubbers and you can gradually off gas the N2 to prevent decompression sickness.
Interestingly the parachute has a way of automatically cutting off the backup - if it deployed accidentally it would slow his descent so much he would run out of suit O2 before he got low enough to breath.
Re: Lightweight Pickup?
Actually it's the total capacity of all the drinks holders filled with 80oz giant-super-slurpies
Re: Seriously though...
Or the Eu, with a central bank, central currency and an open market have made it perfectly practical for an independant NI or Scotland or Basque country.
After all the previous arguement - you have to be part of Britain or the nasty French/German/Spanish will get you didn't work out too well.
Re: A sad end
Toyota sponsor the science centre
Presumably Chevy, Dodge, Ford could also have sponsored a science museum but prefer to back monster truck rallies and NAscar rather than a bunch of poindexters who probably believe in evolution 'an all'
Suit is pressurised to 3.5psi with 100% O2. So ppO2 =0.24 atm - that's slightly higher than sea level (0.21atm)
On the otherhand this could be a good thing
If makers were forced to licence this patent in order to add DRM then
1, they are unlikely to automatically add DRM
2, it's very hard for governments to mandate or industry to lobby for DRM if they means you have to license this patent
Imagine if somebody had patented region coding on DVDs (well they did but they were part of the DVD consortium)
There is an advantage to there being a specific law
A clever lawyer can get you off.
I wasn't talking on a "cellular telephone" - I was making a VOIP call on a data network
I wasn't making a call I was recording my voice on the handset
I wasn't making a call - I was talking to a voice recognition app on the phone which was sending a text message.
For extra points match the (successful) excuse to the celebrity
Re: Don't take their phone away - take their car.
Because all the studies (including this one) show that using the bluetooth hands free is just as dangerous.
It's about as effective as saying you should impound all the cars that don't have a St Christopher hanging from the mirror - they choose to buy a £40,000 car and don't bother to invest in the protection of an omnipotent deity.
Re: Mobile phone use
And the cause of this is the texting?
If they didn't have the phone they would otherwise have been concentrating on the traffic with test-pilot like focus?
Or would they have been doing their makeup, playing with the radio, looking in the glove box for sweets, reading a magazine, chatting to a friend in the car, turning round to slap the kids
Since there isn't a specific act to ban any of those then they can't pose any sort of serious hazard to driving
If Google is found guilty over Google Maps,
It will have a quick look through all the patents it owns on buying Motorola
Find one about using radio waves to send information and have MSFT's windows8 mobile pulled from stores
Exactly how does UEFI protect me?
I buy a MB from an unknown cheapest supplier in China, they claim to have implemented UEFI and installed a genuine copy of Windows8 - and it must be genuine because otherwise UEFI wouldn't allow it.
That's like the international Association of Crack Dealers claiming that their new secure crack pipe only allows pure crack - and my local crack dealer then sells me a crack pipe and crack and it must be pure because otherwise the crack pipe wouldn't work!
Re: You know what?
It does pose a problem for GPL3 software.
If you distribute some GPL3 software - such as a bootloader - you also need to distribute the keys to require it to run. This is the circumvention measures (anti-tivo) clause. This was canonical's problem with Grub - if they used Grub they felt they would need to release their private key as part of the GPL requirements.
If I read it correctly this is a work-around where you have a lowest level bootloader that is signed ( but whose key you don't have and so can't replace ) to boot Grub or any other unsigned bootloader.
Re: @Ragarath - Small correction for you.
They allow multiple keys on Intel but not on Arm.
They feel they can get away with only allowing a single OS on a tablet/cell phone because Apple (and every other cell phone maker) already do - but if they locked all the world's PCs to be Windows only the anti-competition people would be round sharpish
Re: Yes, but was this reported by inside sources that have been reliable in the past??
It was a man that works down the chip shop.
He also swears he's Elvis
Re: Seriously though...
But it has removed the "we haven't had a war with Spain/France/Germany for 20years - it's about time we did" from the last 1000 years of history.
Although whether this is down to the Eu or Oppenheimer is a bit more debatable.
Time for a subsidy?
Since Facebook is on it's uppers and so many people rely on it as a vital part of the local community shouldn't it receive the same sort of subsidy as other local services in rural areas ?
Re: Or get the ESA to do it...
And all the commercial partner would have to do is ensure that an equal proportion of each component was built in all contributing countries and that the first crew were French.
If you think Nasa is a bureaucratic bunch of pork-barrelled politicians you haven't worked on anything with ESA
Re: So instead
Only the 100th in Canada, things move a little more slowly there