3962 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 17:37 GMT
It suggests that the councils actually got a good deal.
If the supplier is making less than £55M profit on a £440M government contract
I, the government, have no choice but to fine myself a large amount of money for my stupidity - frankly it's the only language I understand.
Re: Don't be so sure.
Unless the next gaming rig is just 10,000 cores in an NVidia GPU and an arm at the corner to handle reading the disk.
"The temptation if you don't have experience with these things is, 'Oh well, pull it out' "
I would have thought the temptation would be to run around screaming and then call an ambulance.
Note to marketing
Describing anything as military-grade makes you sound like a retard
Although mil-spec garibaldi "Biscuits, fruit-filled (pack of 6)" are still delicious
The Google maps cycle routes here will take you miles out of your way to use an "official" cycle route and doesn't know which bits of the freeway you can/can't cycle on.
Although the local uni has a cycle trip planner site based on Google maps that can trade distance/steepness and does a reasonable job
Dear Mr Corporate
Please don't rush out and buy iPads for everyone - we will have a cool toy soon
A long term breeding program ?
Instead of starving children into being short we could just breed for thinner
If perhaps the typical slightly rotund programmer could be paired with an over skinny super-model the average size of the offspring could be reduced gradually.
I commend this idea to the house.
MSFT should just buy Vizio
It's perfectly possible to be an American company building everything in Asia and still have excellent design - without being Apple. You just have to talk to your suppliers slightly more than just requesting a quote and complaining when something is late
Re: Has anyone considered the possibility...
Unless that's just what they want you to think
I bet you are a Harley Riding fag !
>Androids out in the wild than iOS devices, so the revenue will be greater from Google's home grown OS
They don't get any money from makers of Android, they get money from Apple for bundling maps
You don't work for a bank do you ?
Re: Why the delay in filing charges? Come on people. Smarten Up!
If he didn't file a complaint, he simply said he had been shot then it's not his fault the police went in a tire screaming chase across the county.
It's like posting an essay on the internet saying Iraq might have WMD and then finding that somebody took it seriously and started a war.
Re: A scripting language vs. a low level language?
Python and Java/.Net operate in pretty much the same domain on the server. And they are all either pre-parsed p-code compilers or JITs with a VM anyway so they are all scripting languages
No it's just any old LCD fab, competing with lots of other cheap chinese LCD fabs in a market where everyone has already got a big LCD screen
Re: The post contains some characters we can’t support
el Reg draws the line at supporting women with bunny ears?
- just send them over here
Re: This is why it has to be amazon
Since they will be in American consulate type places and have content selected by the American equivalent of the British council - I don't think this is exactly part of a massive covert surveillance operation.
ie Somebody in Afghanistan is reading the Anarchist Cookbook or we have detected a user in London reading Das Kapital - send in the CIA
Overlapping windows are so 90s
If we went back to Windows1.0 on a tablet with a tilt sensor you could arrange all your windows by just shaking the tiles around - like those daft "arrange 15 numbers in a grid" toys.
.... runs off to patent office ...
Since electricity is the work of Beelzebub I don't think that will be a problem.
Re: @Tigra 07: My only question.... Point 2)
"...hanging around tall people will make you tall."
And being married to a woman hasn't made me always right
Re: Strange story
That's going to take quite a complex icon to represent though !
Not a realistic photo
The actual unit is going to have a 4" wide bezel in order to fit all the "Designed for Windows8", "Intel inside" "Trial office included", "With McAffee Antivirus" "Windows is kewl" etc stickers all over it.
Re: I wish they'd spin Trolltech back out
>But do they really want us to write proper apps on Windows? See Metro, WinRT.
I think their idea is to embrace and extend the idea of an App store - to just be Office365
How hard is it ?
You just need a checkbox for 'abroad'
If this was Scotland wouldn't the cucumber be deep fried?
Anyway 5different colours on the lolly count as your 5 portions
Re: The other alternative...
Yes if you have enough PV to run your house.
But in Texas/Arizona/Ca etc most of the power demand is for AC, if you cut out all the cost and efficiency losses of power converters, safety cut-outs,feed-in tarrifs etc you could make a cheap and efficient enough system for everyone to use.
Re: not socialist
And conservative - in europe means a centre right party that believes in privatisation of utilities and in the US means someone who thinks electricity is the work of the devil
Re: Yet Another Anonymous coward
Yes anyone with the intelligence of a 5year old and the moral standards of a tapeworm would see that the whole bill is crap - I'm just pointing out the dangers of "we only track the endpoints not the actual content"
Re: I wish they'd spin Trolltech back out
Ironically Qt is your only real choice for developing desktop app in C++ on Windows.
So if MSFT sank Qt they are looking at no reasonable way to do proper apps on Windows
- no C++/CLR and WPF doesn't count as reasonable.
Re: No Content of communication - Not accurate
Logging the content would actually be safer.
So it logs that you connected to 220.127.116.11. That server hosts KnittingPattern.com, but it also hosts NakedTherasaGorman.com and JihadWeekly.com - they just didn't record what you accessed.
It logs that you made a cellphone call to a certain number and somebody on their terrorist watch list made a call to the same number later. You were ordering a curry and somebody in their kitchen has a relative that's a bit naughty - but now you are logged as part of a terrorist network.
Re: So just how
A friend of mine was trying to meet a 40year old FBI agent online and all she got was 13year olds pretending to be FBI agents.
I think you will find that no teenagers think about sex until they are 18 - even the ones who get marries at 16. Similarly no Americans think about alcohol until they are 21.
Anything else is the internet warping their tiny fragile minds....
Re: Calm down dear....
In the IT crowd the woman isn't a geek that's the whole point.
Of course its portrayal of male geeks is so flattering I'm sure it has converted 1000s of teenage boys from wanting to be footballers or rockstars into dreaming of a career on a help desk
Re: M$'s programming products?
Visual Studio is the nicest profesional C++ dev environment out there. It beats emacs+make+gdb
But that doesn't mean you should teach kids it. It's like saying we are replacing your crappy metal work tools with a class on how to change the oil in a BMW 5series, just because it's a nice car
Re: not socialist
Jeremy Allison (Samba) - on GPL "I instantly recognized it for what it was: Socialism. Coming from Europe, where socialism isn't a dirty word, I had no problem with it."
Note to Americans - socialism means people getting together to organise those bits of society where everyone benefits from them being there however much they individually pay toward them. Like roads, police, fire engines or the Army
Re: Dont get it
What a loser - he just got lots of other people to do all the work and tricked them into getting together producing a bit of kit that now runs a big chunk of the world.
Re: I used to work for Siemens
Same with Intel. They had a real "holy-than-thou" attitude, even firing one poor sod who accepted a T-shirt from a booth at a trade show. Then some emails got leaked to the SEC....
Re: Irrelevant and rubbish law
There is a slight difference between a bribe and a more expensive contract.
Here Mr Health Minister is $50K in cash for you to pick my company's $2M contract to run your hospital rather than my competitors $1M bid. Don't worry it's only taxpayers money and you can save that by cutting back on doctors.
Re: Blame the US - Yep
Try and do a trade show in the US:
$100 to the teamsters so your kit gets off the loading dock and to your stand
$20 to each of the electricians to allow you to turn on your own lights on your own booth
$20 tucked under the trash can so your booth gets cleaned.
Re: I hope he has learned his lesson
Real men don't backup - real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it
Re: Shitty thing to have happen
>I hope he does not suffer from losing his meds etc
That's what he's like WITH the meds !!!
< whinney manc voice=on > the drugs don't work .....
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