*shudder* A near monopoly broadband/landlind provider in the UK, will own a major mobile provider.
Grrr I hate BT.
411 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
*shudder* A near monopoly broadband/landlind provider in the UK, will own a major mobile provider.
Grrr I hate BT.
Yep - it was boring. Once you've seen the battles in the LoTR films, there's nothing new to see.
The only "good" bit was the first 15 minutes where the Elves are actually bad-ass. Although I notice they did f**k all in the LOTR movies in comparison....
The ending is like... "meh". Boring as a boring thing.
Also.... unless I was really tired... I didn't think the HFR was as good... or something. It didn't seem that special.
But where does it stop?
What if you write popular software which happens to block the ads that an adblocker has allowed.
You blackmail^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H ask the original advertiser for more money to unblock them?
What if you write adblocker-blocker software? That adblocker is missing out on revenue....
To be honest, what I feel more sorry for, is that even though people pay through the nose for access to watch football/rugby/etc, they still get adverts!! Cheeky fokkers!
If I pay a premium to watch content, I don't want to get advertised at as well :(
How the hell did they manage to get 50,000 signatures?
I would say that 50,000 GTA fans should create a similar petition, and send that.
Surely Target would have to decide their fans want GTA.
How did the messages appear to be sent by mum? The name would be looked up by the receiver's phone.
Where people recently lost their mum, I hope they received some of that fine.
Oh bloody hell :( Looking to move soon and was going to go for Virgin :/
I'll be buggered if I'm going to give money to BT... but my only option might be Plusnet, and I'll probably be giving BT money anyway :(
Fines are stupid. They'll either increase their prices and make the customer pay for the fine, use some of their assets set aside for this kind of stuff, or reduce the dividends (which admittedly wouldn't be popular with shareholders).
I agree with AC - start sentencing executives. If a till girl can be fined/sent to prison for selling alcohol to a minor, then surely the same should apply for even worse crimes?
Yeah - would LOVE double-play!
Book for the bus to work, eReader/phone while on the bog.
I was thinking about this recently.
Phone manufacturers can't build good enough batteries at the moment.
Solution: Invest in wireless power, by installing in restaurant/bar chains.
Once people can charge their phone at easy to find places, and places they regularly visit, they'll no longer fixate on bigger batteries.
And then, under TTIP, the new monopoly sues a government to maintain their dominance.
There's a monopoly in a country giving shit service and costing too much for citizens.
Government intervenes and tries to break up/force lower costs.
Company sues government for lost profits.
Government can't justify legal bill to defend.
I wish it really worked that way.
If they're 30 mins away - that almost certainly means they are on the way now.
Which isn't the problem that needs to be solved.
Doesn't sound like a "Reverse the Odds" style app - playing games to research cancer.
Didn't ElReg do a trial or survey a while back about paid for content/advertising?
I read an article a while back about why Google wouldn't create a paid-for business model. If you pay for something, you expect a service in return, and you can't change your business/T&Cs at the drop of a hat. So I'm surprised they're going for this.
Otherwise I would be happy to pay a subscription (not much I admit) for Gmail/Keep/Google Drive if it meant no ads.
I would pay ElReg too, but I admit it would also have to be a small amount.
Some people want to be there and enjoy the atmosphere - and as a fan of no sports, it was actually quite good.
Some people want to watch at home - perhaps they can't/won't afford the tickets, avoiding the cold, crap food, queuing, trying to park, etc.
Both are very valid - and essential. You can't fit a million viewers into a stadium.
I guess the clubs are worried that supporters won't buy tickets anymore.
Interested to see how evolution deals with this...
... I wonder if the seals will catch some kind of Penguin STD and die or something.
With the FCC's recent behaviour, my initial thought was to treat this with scepticism.
Maybe a better joined up strategy, is to better provision the towns around the schools, and then the schools can use that...
Oh God.... and these days if you want cheap car insurance you fit a GPS tracker to your car...
... are life insurance/travel insurance people going to insist you wear them just in case you claim!? :(
Now that AT&T are blatantly blackmailing the government, can we start regulating their ass.
If the FCC capitulates now, then forever give up on decent broadband for America.
I've always tried to nail down why I find Apple irritating, and maybe this is it.
They charge premium prices for painting their kit white, and then making you buy proprietary hardware to go along with it. Which is irritating and quite blatent.
But after all that, if you can't then expect a certain level of service from that company, you are being screwed.
You go to a posh/premium car showroom, they will give you nice tea/coffee, and even food.
You go to a posh/premium hair dressers, they will give you wine.
You buy from John Lewis, they give you a good warranty, and less crap when you have problems.
When you pay premium prices, you expect an above average service.
Apple are getting arrogant, and they need to think about the customer more.
I think you're right. Apple will probably instigate "premium" contracts in the same way it has premium cases, usb cables, etc - 10 times more expensive because it's Apple branded.
But I LOVE the idea of easily being able to connect to a provider in another country. When I've been abroad, I've known that a local SIM is probably much cheaper and functional than my British one, but I get nervous about buying one and all the complications. Being able to browse a list and pick one would be much easier.
Although if the operators sorted out their roaming support in the EU...
*shrug* Good camera sure, but needs OEM layer means updates will be slow/non-existent.
Not sure I need 20 megapixels for spur of the moment pictures.
I'm wondering if the new Nexus is going to be good enough until there's a real revolution...
"Super-profits generate super investment"
*snigger* Poor naive fool.
I want to buy an SSD, but I'm terrified of the life span thing. What's the strategy?
Re-install Windows and all programs when the SSD decides it's going to die?
It's straight forward to relocate Documents/Music/Pictures to another disk?
In Reading, at the end of the A329(M), was Oracle Park. Oracle has 5 or 6 large buildings there.
For some reason, when Microsoft moved into the park, it got a bit upset with the name.
And so these days it's called Thames Valley Park :(
Those cheeky b*****s!
Regardless of the validity of the business model, it doesn't seem right that a supplier can force a customer to close, and then buy up the customer for peanuts.
Really hope that any lobbying site utilises a way to avoid the generated CSV files from having common values.
The last thing you need is congress running a uniqueness filter on it and deleting half the comments :(
Since when did "2 miles away from Stonehenge" become classified as "beneath Stonehenge"?
If I'm in Trafalgar Square, am I actually in Buckingham Palace??
Yep - contempt of court? Who cares! No-one goes to jail. Might mean they're fine a bit more in the future, but I'm sure their sofa contains enough spare change to fund that.
I'm more annoyed that companies are allowed to ignore the law/be unafraid of the law, because there's very little consequences to them.
Personally, I'm quite keen on the: if a company kills a man by manslaughter, someone at that company should be serving time.
So Android (Samsung S3) had NFC 2 years ago, and no-one took it up (much to my annoyance!)
What's changed now? Is there something new that NFC didn't have then? Is it just that Apple (the brand for the rich, but gradually the more niche) is now behind it?
Actually quite impressed. Allowing states to create their own broadband network is a nice way of creating competition, without actually actively screwing the broadband companies. Nice move!
And with the amount of land and tech resources in the US, this should be able to happen quite rapidly.
Yup - CPU power on my mobile means nothing to me. I surf websites, use GPS software/maps, make the odd phone call, chat on Hangouts/SMS, install a game (but we're not talking Half Life 2 here), etc.
What do I want from a phone? Bigger battery. Easier to integrate with PC and TV. More useful apps.
Backfire? So people will then use the alternative decent search engine.... ummm... oh...
Although to be fair, if you're working inside a company where they dictate what version of browser you use due to legacy Intranet websites, then you'll be unfairly stuffed by this :(
hahaah - question is... will Ireland use any European privacy laws to fight this request, orrr..... will they decide they like big American companies working in Ireland and don't want to rock the boat.
Perhaps if there was competition, an entire state wouldn't be a slave to a single company...
As it's a change of price, and due to new OFCOM rules, customers will be able to cancel their contract without fee....
... at which point Virgin will then waive the fee, and everything will go back to normal.
Um... what's the crime here?
"ISPs - You must prevent access to these websites."
"OK, no problem."
"Hey - person - you just allowed access to a website we didn't tell you, you couldn't access!"
Right - so the S3 LTE is supported, but the S3 with has NFC support is not?....
FFS - Can't believe I bought the S3 because of the NFC support, and no bugger supported it :(
Sounds like Wolfenstein: The New Order
Isn't there a problem coming with shortages of Lithium?
And they want to double usage of it?
I had a thought about their off shore cash-piles....
... if they pay any court costs/government fines - do they pay tax on money used from abroad?
Perhaps this is a neat way of losing profits due to legal action, while still benefiting from tax avoidance in other countries.
This rings a bell. This smacks of Microsoft's "Embrace & Extend" tactics, which introduced incompatibilities and dragged customers away from the original technology.
*shrug* It's certainly tempting to use a proper SQL language...
Umm... unless something's changed... he does own Sky doesn't he? Sky, which is an ISP in the UK?
“At Samsung, we continuously strive to create value for our customers by providing differentiated solutions and services coupled with innovative devices,"
Show me the value. Please. Where? The S Health app on the S3 was perhaps value, then you made it only compatible with the S4 and S5. So again, where is the value?
Unless you're Barclays, in which case you fire then.
My timex is resistant to 200m, has temperature, altitude, and a compass.
While any phone can do compass these days, I've not seen the other features on a mobile. Let alone barometer.
So a smartwatch needs to start with the above, and provide integration with a phone.
If they included a SmartWatch, I'd think about it.
The dual-download is snazzy, but probably not used much.
The best feature on the S5 for me seems to the Ultra Battery Saving Mode. Still, not worth another 2 year contract/£500 for.
If only the Nexus 5 had a slightly better camera...
If even NetFlix can't deliver content to US customers without a load of hassle, what makes Amazon think it can do any better?
I'm surprised Windows 7 market share is so bad. I do like it - it is a better XP.
Windows 8+ is a Toy OS for consumers. Where's the version for workers/professionals/developers?