114 posts • joined Wednesday 10th February 2010 14:04 GMT
If Google Maps is not best in class, what is? OSM is the only thing I can think of that comes close.
Re: Undecided as yet
If you actually care then install a custom rom without gapps.
So to be clear, the complainants broke their own legal commitments and were presented without any criticism of that or their views? Good to know where you stand.
Actively managing their patent portfolio.
How the mighty are fallen.
Re: change the world and toss off the devil.
"Now, you've had a lot of offers of souls. Just wait a moment and listen to this option..."
"Murdoch admits snooping on OWN FAMILY in spy shock" ...*blinks*...Sorry, I thought I was a Sun sub for a second.
Re: Hey Microsoft - here's an idea
There is no commercial use (or, indeed, any form of use) restriction in GPL at all.
Re: KitKat, grey areas and clear English
On existing devices? Well, I'm glad that won't result in an extremely predictable class action lawsuit.
Re: Thanks El Reg
Sony, oddly enough, are now becoming one of the most FOSS friendly phone manufacturers.
Re: By the time kids today are old enough to be pilots
> Situational awareness can never be inputted in code.
...you're already implementing the logic routines in neurons, there's no inherent barrier to doing it in silicon.
Never is a long time.
They've got something rotten in their very core.
Re: Do I hear the sound...
No, by this point there's merely a suspiciously large pile of hot metal filings on the workshop floor.
Re: Is it water proof?
I'd like to think they are smart enough to have a membrane (waterproof) speaker. They aren't expensive these days.
It was very, very good for video processing. I'm actually surprised that people aren't doing bitcoins on them, but I guess Moore's law comes to us all.
Re: All your phone are belong to us
I downloaded the apk out of curiosity. Requested permissions include network and GPS location, identifying other running apps, changing connectivity, connecting and disconnecting WiFi, changing WiFi settings, full network access and sticky broadcasts.
Good thing there's no attack surface for 0-days.
Re: No perp???
"a nice bit of double jeopardy"
That is not what double jeopardy is.
Yes, of course. Stating the reason for blocking is not a moral commentary on the reson for the block.
Re: Seems Irrelevant
I believe Google Fiber is a gigabit. Other ISPs will also be that fast before 4K gets big.
In the very best tradition of Reg puns, I thought.
Re: "the Winfanboi niche"?
There are also wide-eyed idiots with MSCEs who incorrectly think they know everything and MS is best.
Re: New Job
Sure. Lulzsec demonstrated an unusual amount of skill at penetration. I'm sure he'd be popular as a pen tester.
You don't need to bring the capital in; the company can just borrow inside the US whilst securing the loan on the capital that never entered the country you are borrowing in.
Re: I can't imagine Steve Jobs
No, of course...unless a competitor had launched it.
Although I think it's unlikely, the chances of it got a lot better after Valve ported the Source engine to SDL and OpenGL (with better performance even on Windows).
Re: Kind of an odd stance from MS
I won't hold my breath for the apology over the original statements (or indeed the complaint to the EU) before they bothered to actually write an app.
Re: Neil Mawston is clearly a pillock
They are making a WATCH. What do you people want, blood?
Re: UK already has an open map
Apple's OSM data was another licence change before this one. It's *really* old; so much so it was obsolete even before the Apple Maps launch.
Re: To fix the problem
You almost certainly don't have her kind of expenses either, and I'd hope that you wouldn't think that her children should be paying for the (I would argue) foolishness/possible mental illness of the mother.
"The feature stops being of any use if you have so many tabs open that the icons all accordion together and disappear, so the usefulness of it will depend on your browsing habits."
Given that this is in alpha I'd imagine this will get tweaked.
Re: Red Hat still caring?
"Reads as if Red Hat is trying to help Microsoft during Microsoft's struggling times"
I'm not exactly an MS fan, but I have to say that maybe everyone except Apple would kill to be in what you consider the 'struggling' position of MS.
Re: Quite frankly.....
Linus rants for good reasons, yes. He's actually quite reserved; I recall being in an IRC channel in the mid 90s when someone was debating kernel design with him and heavily implying that he was an idiot at every turn in a really remarkably condescending way. Linus conceded the point at issue and left.
After Linus left the other people on channel told the person who the user account belonged to. Some level of amusement occurred.
Oh, and a bonus quote:
"Peck v United Kingdom (2003) 36 EHRR 41 Mr Peck was filmed on a public street in an embarrassing moment by a CCTV camera. Subsequently, the film was broadcast several times on the television. The Strasbourg court said (at p. 739) that this was an invasion of his privacy contrary to article 8:
"the relevant moment was viewed to an extent which far exceeded any exposure to a passer-by or to security observation and to a degree surpassing that which the applicant could possibly have foreseen when he walked in Brentwood on August 20, 1995.""
I repeat to you, get your legal advice somewhere qualified.
It did indeed have something to do with being photographed in the street, given that the court explicitly stated that "The complaint regarding the photographs is of precisely the same character as the nature of the complaints regarding the text of the articles: the information conveyed by the photographs was private information."
"In my opinion, therefore, the widespread publication of a photograph of someone which reveals him to be in a situation of humiliation or severe embarrassment, ****even if taken in a public place**** [emphasis added], may be an infringement of the privacy of his personal information. Likewise, the publication of a photograph taken by intrusion into a private place (for example, by a long distance lens) may in itself by such an infringement, even if there is nothing embarrassing about the picture itself: Hellewell v Chief Constable of Derbyshire  1 WLR 804, 807. As Lord Mustill said in R v Broadcasting Standards Commission, Ex p BBC  QB 885, 900, "An infringement of privacy is an affront to the personality, which is damaged both by the violation and by the demonstration that the personal space is not inviolate.""
This is explicitly to do with the publication of photographs taken in a public place. You may wish to seek your legal advice elsewhere.
This is untrue; see Campbell v Mirror News Group for an example of a case where privacy was infringed with a photo in a public area. The case involved a photo being taken of Campbell walking up to a medical centre for drugs treatment, and the freedom to publish was outweighed by the right to medical privacy (as a part of an ECHR right to a private life). MNG lost.
TL;DR: post ECHR It's more complex than an absolute right to photograph.
I'm actually surprised that the strippers went for it; they are quite lucky not to be up on child sexual assualt charges if they were rubbing up on 13 year olds.
Yes, it is intentionally ironic. I think that the 75% of the article where you pretended not to get this was a bit pointless.
Re: Build it and they will come
Frankly, it would also help if that competitor wasn't run by Microsoft. They aren't exactly famed for being trustworthy.
Re: If you are a kiwi...
I just sent this:
"The RIANZ have recently claimed that mere possession of a Bittorrent client is evidence of copyright infringement.
I shall merely note that I use Bittorrent to download Linux updates, and although I'm not a gamer the program World of Warcraft uses Bittorrent to download updates for the game. The RIANZ argument is rather like saying that owning a modern car is evidence of speeding.
Is there likely to be any forum where you can challenge this bunkum?"
It's not that curious, it's SOP for MS. They prioritised the fancy UI, and didn't bother to fill in standards support.* My sympathy for them if they really had that much warning is pretty much zero.
*and, indeed, for WinPhone 7 didn't even bother to do dual core before release and screwed over all their customers 1 year later.
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