312 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
I thought this was part of the gamble?
You can hardly expect Micro$oft to tell the world the sales are awful - they are trying to market that it's going well, and why haven't you bought one yet?
It does seem a bit silly to sue for something like this, but trading in shares is a funny ol' game.
Love the idea, probably will never happen, but it sounds so cool.
One question? You want to send thousands of people back and forth inside a piece of rock that is destined to fall into the ocean at some point in the future, thereby creating Arizona Bay?
Even a small shift of underlying rock is going to be messy surely?
I didn't realise by preferring Samsung and Google products, I was also stating that I hate Republicans. He's right, and this saves a lot of time and effort - thanks Limbaugh!
As for Republicans being from Mars and racists... well... this guy seems to keep talking sense...
Hang on, isn't 24 Mbps viable using ADSL2+?
I'd be expecting a lot more from FTTC, surely?!
Is it that surprising?
How often do people change operating systems these days?
In the past decades, it was a joy to upgrade because each new release brought an improvement over what was there before. But, now, perhaps the OSes have achieved a maturity.
There's no longer a need to upgrade, because actually, it's now pretty good.
Micro$oft needs to make their money from their other software(/hardware?), and perhaps slow down the releases of operating systems.
Considering the huge favour the US Government just did for Apple, I think they should drink their cup of STFU and get on with it.
Nice idea, but with Android the most popular OS in the world at the moment, why would a car manufacturer tie themselves to Apple? An idea this obvious is bound to be applicable for all mobile phones/devices. Perhaps Apple is thinking it's cool if you're wearing an Apple watch, and your car settings are included in that too.
Could be interesting when most of the car manufacturers starts incorporating Android support instead iPhone support, and then Apple sues Google because they won.
Re: 1st world problem
> Wish I could sue my employer for everytime that i'm _just_ about to leave my desk and go home and the phone rings and i'm stuck here for the next 40 minutes!
Hey @jai, if you don't like the working environment, why don't you get a job elsewhere?
In the UK, and for at least the last 5 years, I pay a monthly fee which covers the cost of my contract and my phone. There's no up-front payment.
My wife looked at the figures recently, and yep, you do up end up paying more overall over a two year contract.
But, what can I say? I'm addicted to new phones :(
As a "power user", the chance for an even faster internet experience is certainly very appealing.
But with a miniscule data allowance, I'd get to experience that speed for approx 5 minutes :(
If it had been unlimited 4G, who wouldn't sign up for that?
I remember another company taking a high moral stand, against something they thought would gain them support.
Didn't see many BetaMax VCRs after the great VCR battle.
Looks like people really DID want porn.
> May I suggest all BMW's be fitted with this first, as 50-60% of near misses i've had have been with BMW drivers
Or at the very least, have the computer in charge of the indicator lights... coz no-one else is.
The one thing my less technically minded wife really really uses is Latitude!! :( For where I am, where our friends and family are. I can understand Google Reader going, but Latitude?!!???!??
So if you pay the tax, you can then commit piracy with no fear of repercussions? Cool!
I wonder how many of the jailed post office owners were from a racial minority, and perhaps presumed less trustworthy than their majority colleagues (I assume there are still some around?)
Or another way to interpret this...
...The GCHQ are BETTER than the US.
And they probably have access to any European intelligence too.
They are involved in intelligence gathering. If they didn't do the things they did, where would they get all their intelligence? A man in the pub? The police? (ho ho - my little joke).
Don't be so naive guys. If you had to protect your country, and you needed information about potential terrorists, you would use all resources at your disposal.
Google holds a stupendously large amount of data about you - your location, your emails, phone calls, credit cards, etc, etc. It would be laughable if the US Gov wasn't taking advantage of that large amount of information.
Maybe I've dropped my guard with 24, Enemy of the State, etc, etc, but I hope they are using that information.
There is a special relationship between the US, the UK, Germany, and I think another country - where they share information they have. France are annoyed because the other guys won't let them join the party.
We criticize police forces for not sharing the details of suspects in-between counties, and if there was a major terrorist issue - the papers would be blaming the US Gov for not predicting it or dealing with leads.
I'm more worried about the more boring departments than the NSA & CIA - tax, insurance, police. That's when the information they can use becomes very personal.
Re: Bring back Tom Baker!
Obscure, but funny reference. Impressed ;)
Maybe I've watched too many films, but in a way, if our countries aren't spying on us and every communication, I'd be a bit worried. What the hell are GCHQ, MI5, and MI6 for, if not!?
Let them spy, but ensure there's a oversight committee or a defense for citizens who are wrongly accused due to bad/insufficient evidence. There may be false positives, but ensure there's sufficient way for innocents to be reviewed and excused.
BE has always been a fair company to me, and of all the providers that say Unlimited, they are the most justified in being wrong about it ;)
It's a shame that BE has now got fingered, now that the ASA has finally got their finger out.
Am I going mad? I thought my S3 was a Snapdragon, but it's saying it's not compatible
Re: @Aoyagi Aichou
I'm a good earner, but I have bills to pay, etc, etc. I love playing games, but I can't justify the full £35-£50 for a new one - when there's food to buy, a holiday to save for, debts to pay, etc. However, I can justify £20 for a second hand game.
If I couldn't buy cheap second hand games, then I probably wouldn't buy any games.
... treating security bug hunters with “great hostility”...
Whereas Google treats everyone with "great hostility".
I love Google, but jeez - they making me love them with a little 'L'.
WTF!? What part of ice cream is currently lacking, without the addition of mechanically recovered meat?
And... gelatine in ice cream?...
What's the problem!?
If it's a publicly accessible webpage, there is every chance another person is going to access it at some point. And whether they're using GET or HEAD, it's nothing more than any search engines do.
And as someone else said, if you are really that bothered about it, don't share it over a public network.
What annoys me is that Jimmy Carr was made an example of for legally avoiding taxes in the UK.
Whereas Lewis Hamilton actually changed nationality to being Swiss to avoid paying taxes, and nothing was said.
Regardless of the tax issues here.... three Governments have taken leaked files from Wikileaks, and are using them in investigations in people evading tax?
Umm... does that mean they're in favour of WikiLeaks or still against it?
Is it legal to use that evidence in court?
Couldn't happen to two nicer companies. I'm not the hugest fan of BT, but sticking it to Sky makes me forgive them... well... at little bit.
Looking forward to the aftermath of this *reaches for popcorn*
Oooo look at her LinkedIn profile. She's now working at Valve, working on gaming hardware.
Bah - The NRA will save the day
What is everyone worrying about? The NRA has vast amounts of money and pull with the government. They'll demand their rights as specified by the founding fathers, to bear arms (even if a bit plasticy).
Surely the NRA is interested in people defending themselves, and not the self preservation of the non-printed weapons industry?
(icon looks a bit like a gun)
OMG if I knew I could pay to watch Game of Thrones for even £2.99, I'd be at it like a shot!
Re: Is not the legal first duty of a company to its shareholders?
I don't think you'll ever be able to write water-tight laws to prevent tax evasion, so I can see why they haven't tried.
But - I have to say I'm impressed with the government. What better tactic to use against popular companies, then actually making them unpopular.
I hear Starbucks has actually had a real down turn in their profits - and with hundreds of coffee shops per city, and this stupid name-your-cup thing, it's quite easy to avoid them.
It's tricky to make Google unpopular, Amazon too.
But this "immoral" onslaught is probably the only way something may change.
So surely MegaUpload.com and the like will be let off then?
Sounds amazing!! It's a free service right? I won't need to sell my second house in Chelsea to pay for the subscription surely?
So obvious! Who do people phone? Friends. Where are all their friends listed and categorized? Facebook.
I could see VOIP on a PC, perhaps not on a mobile, being an idea.
But there's two problems:
1. If someone really wanted to talk to a friend - they wouldn't be using Facebook in the first place ;)
2. I can't see someone paying for it.
Respect to Google. Would be an interesting model if phone calls, emails, text messages, etc, were all handled in exactly the same way.
You could keep a history of phone calls, report spam phone calls, add a new contact to your phone, etc. Hang on - they haven't made a Google Landline phone yet?
This sounds AMAZING! The only problem being it'll require a doctor to be on hand for each MRI exam.
I hate to say it, but I can't see the NHS wasting a doctor on that kind of stuff.
But then considering the amount of alcohol hand gel deployed in hospitals, work places, etc, they're not going to have a problem.
Tried out other apps on Android, didn't really like them. Still use Reader on laptop and android phone, as what I've read stays consistent between each :(
Real bugger :( In my birthday month too - double bugger :( :(
I liked Sublime initially, I really did. I wanted it to be perfect.
But... it was the little things. You know, I've already forgotten what they were, but UltraEdit managed them well enough.
What the hell are we doing buying all this horse-based filler for burgers, when we have native hooved ones that are virtually a pest!?
Make mine a Deer Bolognaise!
Well, what else was Apple going to do with $130bn in cash? Pay for lawyers of course.
Um... hello? Galaxy S3 is still here... and has NFC inside it... er... HELLO!?
One word - Dops.
5 metres may not mean much to us, but it's probably 10 times the size of the locals.
For the sake of the children... please Steam! When's Half Life 3 out??
I hate all this OTP authentication stuff. I'm trying to avoid it on my banking account (Sort Code: 10 20 30, Acc: 12345678) - I don't want to have to locate a ring/card/calculator before logging in. And it means I'm buggered if I go away and leave it at home.
Internet based banking should give the benefit that it doesn't matter where you are. *grumble*
/agree. It all seems a bit tenuous. Google shouldn't quote news from their websites... or at least... not enough to stop the user visiting the website.
If they're not using robots.txt, they've only got themselves to blame.
But if they want their cake, and to eat it, then it's difficult to sympathise.
Fair does. Facebook has to make money somehow. Personally, I can't remember the last time I saw an advert on Facebook - I probably mentally block it out these days. And if I'm doing that, others probably are too, and click rates will be going down.
I like Facebook, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay for it. Part of its appeal is that it's accessible to all.
Who knows what is a workable solution where Facebook can make money, and is acceptable to the user.
"regulators need to enforce fairer competition and make sure companies aren't artificially creating scarcity to drive up prices."
They don't need to do anything. Even home grown competitors were stamped on. The American telecoms industry has nothing to worry about.
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