770 posts • joined Tuesday 27th April 2010 11:33 GMT
Facebook with subscription income wouldn’t be thinking of selling your data?
Is capitalsim new to you? Most companies are in the business of making "as much money as possible", not "just enough to get by on". I'd imagine that it's quite possible to run a TV company on either subscriptions or adverts, but that doesn't stop Sky from having both.
If you choose to use Google as your Search Engine, then the results you get are those returned by Google's search/index process, not The Universal Truth About The Internet.
You don't like, you choose a different search provider. Were the UK govt. to run a search engine, that would have to be impartial, but Google are a private company, and I don't think that there's any legislation that binds them into returning any sort of approved results.
Still, look at all this free publicity for Brian Souter (who, by virtue of pursuing this, seems determined to let everyone know what a homophobe he is).
Don't Google adjust their result based on what people click through to?
Thus meaning that his problem is that people searching on his name, aren't looking for his personal site?
All the TVs in the John Lewis, next door,
are black rectangles, with smooth, simple surfaces. All the netbooks and laptops are clamshells, with smooth, simple surfaces on one face and QWERTY keyboards on the other.
Germany, save us from this madness!
"in essence, creating a miniature star on Earth"
If the project isn't being run by a with wearing robot arms, grafted on to his spine, then I'm going to be very disappointed.
As much as this is a stupid idea,
it'll probably work. Afterall, no sane person buys watches/pharmaceuticals/money locked in Nigerian trust funds from unsolicited emails, but the continued presence in my Spam folder suggests that someone is responding positively to them.
Inconvenient opening hours,
large queues, and inadequate parking, at sorting offices, or an extra charge (and wait) to have Royal Mail leave something at your local Post Office (if it still exists).
I think Amazon might be on to something.
Shame they couldn't get it out before Christmas.
eReaders will probably be big sellers, this year (unsubstantiated, personal opinion).
Broadband and emergency calls only
is a good idea, but I don't think that "most people" only have a landline for broadband.
Were I foolish enough to hand such a device to one of mine, all I would learn would be whether or not it would survive employment as a tool with which to twat one's siblings over the head.
I paid £5 to get a new weapon
in Remnants of Skystone (on Kongregate). Regretted that almost instantly, and learnt a lesson that these players apparently did not.
Nevermind the patent,
does the Google system work, or is it the same old "6-hour window" job that everyone else uses?
I get the feeling that examples of prior art won't be hard to find.
I was wondering who kept downvoting all the robots.txt suggestions.
If your government is publishing data on the web that you'd rather they didn't publish, this is a matter between you and your government, not you and Google.
OK, complain to Google, as they might move more swiftly than the government (particularly if the information is putting you in danger), but it's still the government at fault, not Google.
I get my news from BBC radio - mostly Today and The World Tonight - and the coverage has been excellent: reporters on the ground, interviews with those involved, etc. 6Music's obsession with the Sony warehouse fire seemed a little strange, but made sense in context.
re: Slightly wrong analogy
You did your friend a service, puncturing his ego, but stopping short of emtyping his stuff out on to the street (as the hacktivists like to do). Your friend was certainly remiss in not updating his system, but was it a good thing that someone broke in and stole his toys? I'd say not.
Just as my car has no place in a field,
so trucks have no place in the city centre.
I've nothing against country folk and their 4x4s (truck nuts must be an acquired taste, like cider and incest [joke]).
If you must send someone an Excel spreadsheet to fill in,
for the love of god/buddha/vishnu/fsm, lock it down with as many validation rules and cell protection as is humanly possible.
Then, when it comes back with incomplete information, try and explain to the powers that be that you need a better way of collecting your data (even though you know the answer will be that there is no budget for this).
by my calculations, 100% of people who click on ads for a "free IQ test", are utter dingbats anway.
the future of the web is hyperlinks? Who'd a thunk it?
that the "local businessman" is the "I'd buy that for a dollar" guy from Robocop.
Nothing else would make sense.
Getting someone else arrested for your own shady behaviour?
I'll bet the patsy really appreciates the "lulz".
Re: Bribe is not detrimental to economy
All well and good, until you are the one who cannot afford the bribes.
Taxation tends to level the playing field by only taking money from those who have money (in theory, at least).
Re: I'm ignorant, I know but ...
My kids like Batman. Series, such as The Batman and Batman Beyond aren't available on DVD in the UK. Given the technology available, why aren't WB making legal downloads available? I'd happily pay for them.
So long as record labels and film studios continue to push customers into the arms of pirates, their customers will forsake them for the pirates.
if Africa is rife with superstition, and has a very poor education system (and things are worse on the eastern cape), surely this is not racism, but a statement of facts?*
The judgement being made is not "eastern cape africans are stupid", but "africans living on the eastern cape are likely to be poorly educated and superstitious, and thus more likely to presume that noise in a mortuary is the work of the undead".
*asuming these are the facts
I'm pretty sure my mum knew where I stashed my porn mags.
Does this mean she was grossly infringing on my right to privacy?
I suppose the obsession with origin stories
is an effort to make the films feel believable.
I've been watching a lot of cartoons, lately, and the old Spider-Man (not, not the Bakshi-era ones!) and the new Avengers are a million times more satisfying than any of the films, precisely because there's very little attempt at keeping things believable (or within the budget of a film!).
That said, I was left wanting more Bruce Wayne, and less Batman, in The Dark Knight. :¬/
It's the long awaited convergance between tablet and netbook, that everyone has been waiting for? Get on with it!
BLOCK OUT THE SUN!
Oh, goody. Lucky my kids attention span is sufficiently short that they've probably forgotten what happened in Superman Returns.
Still not sure how I'm going to explain why Johnny Storm is Captain America, though.
My PS2 was supposed to have cinema quality graphics,
and to interface with my digital camera to map faces on to the game characters. Ooh, look, a firewire port (containing lots and lots of dust).
Yeah, right. We only really find out the true potential of consoles when they near their end of life, and developers get used to pushing them the limit.
"If I get out now,
there's a chance they'll forget about me, before anyone digs up any real dirt."
Being unable to walk
is not necessarily the same as being unable to stand.
Besides that, I doubt it would take engineering genius to invent some way of propping up the rider of a Segway (I'm sure I've seen a similar device, perhaps concept only, a wheelchair that could raise the occupant into a standing position).
Are you sure that's road legal?
I can't see any wingmirrors.
Still want, though.