564 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010
global versus local
Global is great for commodity stuff but (to get back to the bookcase example) we went to a local firm to get one made to fit in our specific house.
If local business wants to survive they will have to go for tailor-made solutions to specific needs. If not going full-on Jermyn Street at least to alterations to jeans (I can never buy ones that fit).
Re: Elephant in the room
Don't shoot an elephant with anything less than a hunting rifle. It pisses them off.
Ahoy me hearties ; hoist the mainsail and away we hover!
to quote Einstein
'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.'
Re: Do they sell...
Perhaps the whole Whizzo Quality Assortment
IT angle: too much software is like the "Spring Surprise"
As William S Burroughs said
sometimes paranoia's having all the facts
"But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor."
So the government has an easy fix to increase happiness - make everyone poor!
... oh that explains everything
I have seen several adverts from the last 10 years where I am given no clue about what the product is.
Occasionally it is not even clear what the product name is.
Re: I think you could infer anything from one fossil bone.
Ex pede Herculem !
@Anonymous Coward 101
LED , Luxury ! We had computers that just delivered electric shocks to our gonads.
(goes back to drinking Chateau de Chassilier)
Icon you had for this article on the front page
Does that dog have a bazooka?
It was originally on the list of possible names
Later popularized by the Marx Brothers
Qik not on windows phones??
Do I understand this correctly: Microsoft have Qik on most other smartphones but not windows phones.
Is there some problem with developing for a windows phone?
I'm waiting for The Bongster to comment on it
Yes, the EU commissioners are just a bunch of Talking Heads
Which of the competing technologies for digital radio would consume least power; battery life is the key parameter in all handheld devices.
Re: Broadcast vs. Mobile network.
UDP Lite rather than TCP
I often see people wandering around supermarkets like zombies.
If in Cardiff they also want BRAINS (the local beer!)
sort of potato men?
I know somebody at least a couple of astronomer who are steam train aficionados too.
Icon - get stoking lads
three modes: "normal, sport and insane".
Hmm, maybe it's just me, but I am don't feel any need for an 'insane' level.
Oh wait - it's for the USA market - my bad
Re: Technically, they aren't being evil...
ho human there - its just an android
record it please
and put it on youtube (or similar)
In South Africa
They just blow them up.
"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
Zen of Apple
is the sound of one hand - bending a phone
"Not all these gambles paid off"
Running for understatement of the year?
Re: Class action law suit
Your hat is heated by ohmic dissipation of the massive mind control rays!
On a serious note: I downloaded this and was planning on trying this out until I read about this keylogger.
NO WAY am I willing to 'try out' a known keylogger.
"Perhaps developers simply shouldn't use unaudited or sketchy-sourced code in production"
I'll go with that one please
Re: Just Wondering
alien ship from Prometheus?
the right to be forgotten has to stay as an exception.
He obviously forgot what he said in the first part of the statement
Re: The history of civilisation
'Real wealth' is having enough material resources to maintain health and comfort.
That can be an estate, a marketable skill or POWER TO FORCE PEOPLE TO OBEY YOUR WILL;
It isn't getting the latest 'shiny'.
Problem is, very few are wealthy
is it only me
I saw that as a 'Herod' welcome for Christmas.
For those unfamiliar with the Bible: lots of fury ending in slaughter
Re: Homemade firearms are an old tradition
can we have a 4 yorkshiremen icon please
Just how much better is HEVC
I wonder when a codec is 'good enough'?
Is it much more compact? Or much better dynamic range? or what?
Would iphone fanbois be cool with a holster ?
They already have the facial hair
All they need are big glasses and an ironic hat
If we divide up the cost per user so far would it have bought them a car or a house?
20 day deadline
anyone know if they released it on time without patches coming later?
Will this force usage of IPv6 soon? If so it might be a boon.
also used in South Africa
Although not as widely as in Kenya used because of the banking regulations - the banks saw them coming!
Re: have an upvote
I would make exceptions for Prokofiev, Shostakovich Rachmaninoff and some Stravinsky
Re: For all those "but router switches use BusyBox!"
But I was under the impression that the shell in busybox was 'ash'.
Water water everywhere
We have observed the spectral line of water vapour (at 22GHz) in star forming regions since 1969. It is hardly new.
There is a lot of water out there - it is hardly surprising if some turned up late.
What about dynamic range?
Bits/sample can be just as important as samples/sec.
For 'pop' there is little dynamic range (everything is LOUD) but for lots of classical (particularly 19th century) there are very large volume changes involved.
Icon: you need a good speaker system to tell the difference
Re: Gigabit over copper?
I'l raise your cat6 with a cat7 - what do you say to that
"The use of shells for CGI was discouraged since the mid 90s."
Who the hell sets up servers allowing bash to be available.
There are chroot options, restricted shell options and other sandboxing if you NEED a shell at all.
Do Trolls hoard?
Re: 1st World Problems
Trouble with gift horses is that they still defecate in your lawn.
Don't give people shit they don't want
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