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Re: Reputational damage?
They went bust (sort of) and were bailed out by the taxpayer
They then managed to lose a billion quid/year while being lent money for free by the Bank of England
What reputation was there to damage?
Re: Genius - community investment catapults
Remember that for the opening ceremony you also need "Un trebuchet investissement communautaire"
Re: Irvine Welsh...
>Nope, Irvine Welsh wrote it, Danny Boyle directed it and John Hodge wrote the screenplay.
Well if you are embedded in the old pre-iPad linear-time straight-jacket.
With the new internet 3.0 multi-media-cloud-social paradigm then whoever blogged about it last invented it first.
Ignoring the sex for a moment
If text and IM chats are now publication - what about using them at work?
Are IM discussion with HR, or legal now still allowed?
Is a patent invalidated if we discuss it internally on Lynq in the same way as I would on the phone?
If I get an SMS about a server down - has that been published? Do I need to make a market announcement to the shareholders since I have published material affecting the performance of the business.
And I might just be being cynical but of course there is now no need for a warrant to intercept sms/IM because you have "published" it.
Not necessarily the end
>The ongoing financial basis of Qt will depend on the efforts of Digia....
Most of the Qt work at Nokia has been about putting Qt onto phones and QML.
It's nice, but as the market has decided, if your phone isn't running iOS or Android it doesn't matter.
Qt on the desktop is much more survivable as a community project.
Children's cartoons are perfectly valid prior art for patents
> I don't see this working well in rural communities"
It's precisely aimed at rural communities.
At the moment you put government money into a new TV mast/repeater and everyone is still unemployed but can watch Trisha. You put the same money into running a broadband fibre to the village and they all have jobs as social media experts ;-)
Or to put it slightly more eloquently:
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Re: Change Management
>Nail - meet hammer head
Unfortunately it's more like "that's a thumb"
"Yes but we are required to hit something 99.99% of the time"
"But it's a thumb"
Well we could escalate a "not hit a thumb" request to the new 6levels of change management but in the meantime keep hitting the thumb - we don't want to trigger a failed to hit something incident.
Re: > trend towards pigeonholing folk
It's not just pigeonholing people but companies
Even when the job isn't outsourced there are so many different divisions/subsidiaries/competing business units/etc all of who are at each others throat then if some other dept asks you to do something that will destroy the company it's better for you to do it - and meet your SLA - than say no that's wrong.
It may even be a legal requirement to "your" shareholders to destroy the bank rather than fail to perform your contract tasks !
Re: So they didn't build a gun with a 3D printer at all
No the article is more important than that. It's not about making a gun at home - that's easily down out of metal.
It's that the government decided that this particular component is impossible to make (it's a complex shaped cast+machined part) so this is the component that they would serial number/track/register etc - this is the licence key to the gun. The poster has shown that this isn't a valid assumption with 3D printers.
So does this apply to all games?
If I write tetris for the iPhone or Android do i have to get it approved by the BBFC?
What if I live in the USA - will i get extradited if someone in the UK downloads it?
Re: No it wont...
Remembering that for leap years don't count.
So it's not being 18 years old - it's being the 18th calender anniversary of their birth that matures their brain.
Re: No it wont...
>It's common sense really.
Would you buy your 13ear old son a comic where people are killed because of their race?
No - Well that's all the war comics we had when I was growing up.
> they simply can't focus on something that close
The moon is still 250,000,000m away - that's not terribly close for something with a 57m focal length.
Your cell phone manages to focus on things 25km away doesn't it ?
I don't know about this new fangled 3D printer stuff - but back here in the 19C we have lathes and mills and planars. With this we can build everything from a vickers machine gun to a battleship - hopefully this new metal technology never gets into the wrong hands.
Re: According to the policy on their website
>they require a warrant
Or just a quiet word from somebody in a dark suit from a 3 letter agency.
After all we are all on the same side here, and it's a matter of national security - no need for all that paperwork.
According to the policy on their website
They will supply: "Content and/or traffic data to an appropriate judicial, law enforcement or government authority lawfully requesting such information."
So basically everything is recorded by the governments in every country skype operate in.
Re: Simple solution
>* "Say Paradigm again - I dare you!"
Re: What do you mean
Yes it's always been like that.
The technical brief, "put one less rock on each layer until you come to a point" - became in management speak:
Bird with squiggly line, man walking sideways, man with dog head ....... and so on....
The cricket bar, an elegant weapon from a bygone age - not as clumsy or random as a shotgun
Re: Great, but...
"well bugger me!" - or would I get done for soliciting ?
Re: They fell for it?
I'm beginning to think the deer tick inspector who just visited and had me run around outside naked to dislodge - might not have been genuine !
> what is the US equivalent of "shall we have a nice cup of tea" or "shall i put the kettle on"
Shoot something ?
Re: Duh! @Jim Coleman
Windows8 will be installed on 95% of all new desktops sold in Walmart.
It isn't going to be on any corporate seats.
Or are are going to make a living from home desktop users (if there are any left) buying widgets ?
That must be were all those screen-saver billionaires came from.
Re: re: So you write an app now and it works on WP7.5 & WP8
I think there is a reasonable assumption that if you buy a $500 smartphone less than a year before a new version of the OS is out then the customer could reasonably expect an upgrade to be available.
If there aren't going to be any upgrades in the WinPhone world then people will wait for 8.1, or 8.2 or 8.5 or 9 .... or buy a competitor.
Decisive and timely action
Now if only their investigation into punch card price fixing was ready
You people just aren't thinking "outside the box"
This new system will need a lot of people to run it - say around 276,000?
To keep costs down, and in keeping with home office policy on jobs having access to sensitive data - you probably want to employ illegal immigrants.
Re: what a bonus for racists and other noxious people
Who is colette, and are her statistics so impressive that an entire government database is needed to collate them?
At least we can all be relieved that it was only a few journalists and one private detective.
No police officers or civil servants were handing information to the tabloids - so all of us, and our data, have always been well guarded by trusted public servants.
@politi - "stability" is diplomatic language for brutal dictatorship that is going to stay in power.
"Vital ally in the war on terror" is code for brutal military dictatorship that is more scared of Al Queda than he is of us.
Syria and Libya didn't suddenly surprisingly turn bad in 2012
Re: What could go wrong?
The only difference being that in this case - that would be a good thing
It's often been said that the only thing that stopped Britain becoming a fascist dictatorship is that we couldn't have organised it.
Re: Be multi-cultural and inclusive in your allegations...
So we are going to be left with just Norfolk?
At least they have been careful to preserve their genetic identity from any foreign invasion
(or from anyone outside the immediate family)
With only a change of sign that would work perfectly.
On the other hand the deportation of everyone inside the M25 would simultaneously solve the problems, of high unemployment, high house prices, Westminster, phone hacking tabloids and the Olympics
Re: Money doesn't matter.
The arguement is that current BBC is crap precisely because it is entirely done by independents.
Instead of people who have been in the business for years able to match a screenwriter from coronation street with the director of Reggie Perrin and the camera crew from Life on Earth. You get a small company that needs to make a product fast, that needs to maximise returns so must have a global market and it must be fashionable enough that it will get good media coverage now - because all you have to care about is the current quarter, because thats all the funding you have. And their purpose in producing the drama is to be noticed so they can get a job in movies.
Re: Is this really what matters?
It's the surface are for weight/volume. This stuff is so porous it has an vast surface area for the electrical reaction to take place on - and it's conductive so you can get the electric out
It wouldn't matter if it was 10x heavier, but the same area of copper plates would be enormously heavy
Re: (Not a) Daft question
>The FSM gave us Sugru and hot glue guns for a reason.
At least these days you don't need the milk carton to stop it overheating.
Now what I really want is a combined CPU cooler / coffee pot warmer.
Especially because the Microsoft Lync app is simple, works great and is everything Skype used to be before they improved it.
On the other hand if this means that they will keep dancing kitten icons and facebook buttons out of Lync I'm all for it.
Punish crims with IT projects
For minor crimes you would just get a couple of weeks installing exchange server, for hardened bad guys it would be setting up Oracle or BES and the really nasty ones would be forced to implement government IT projects
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