985 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
Wasn't this proven in the courts?
Provided that consumers do not believe that their £5 Rolek is an actual Rolex, there's no infringement.
I would imagine that the word SAMSUNG being emblazoned across the product, would probably dissuade all but the most well bunged members of the German judiciary, from believing this to be an iPad.
"Once this hits the charts, radio stations will by law have to play it"
Really? Nevermind, though - if everyone who wants a copy, gets it off a torrent, it won't be troubling the charts, will it?
Wheel attached to an ironing board?
Elsewhere on the site, there's a wheel-based arcade unit attached to a washing machine - is 2011 the year of driving-sim/household-chore convergence?
Because they can see the way things are going,
and have decided to make some money out of it while they still can?
They've probably got a few more years ahead of them, yet, before on-line completely destroys the high street.
"they began tweeting about being hungry"
Words fail me.
I'd think very highly of Canongate
if they sold enough copies to recoup the advance, then dumped the released the manuscript on the internet, if only because it would deprive Jules of any income, giving him a small taste of Manning's situation.
Accessed fb through my phone this morning,
to be greeted by the new layout. The option to view either Top Stories or Latest News has been removed, so that I get Top Stories first, followed by Recent Stories, whether I want Top Stories or not (I don't, and never have).
Checking it again, now, and I have Recent Stories, followed by Earlier Today, which seems to be an exercise in inserting sub-headings where none are required.
If it were unusually hot, and affecting the health of your workforce,
the humane thing to do might be to shut down the warehouse until it's cooled down a bit. Would Amazon insist their workers keep going if the warehouse had flooded, or would they wait until the water had drained away?
Then again, given the statement that the workers were suffering from "non-work related medical conditions triggered by the heat," Amazon appear to believe that their workforce brought their troubles on themselves, suggesting that they don't really understand the concept of being "humane".
for the dark lands of northern England?
The only thing missing from this story
is the part where you brought a Barbie doll to life.
I really do hope that an aptitude with computers is not something that would go overlooked, in this day and age.
Did my A-levels in 95/96(ish),
only took A/s Computers, so learnt about database design and spreadsheets (boooooring) whilst the A-level students got to learn PASCAL, or somesuch.
Bad decision on my part, but I was 16 at the time (and had just given up trying to teach myself AMOS). Whoever decided to drop "proper" IT from the curriculum, deserves a good shoeing.
Still not looking forward to doing battle with my own kids for control of our home network, though!
This is much less glamorous
than the 1980s led me to believe.
"dinosaurs were our ancestors"
Really? Are you one of the lizard people, that David Icke warned us about?
Sorry, this really has no bearing on the main point of the article, which was excellent.
seem to do a good job of getting iPhone owners to
a) hang on to their iPhones and spend at the appstore
b) upgrade from one iPhone to the next.
They might gradually kill their own iPod market but, between the iPhone and the iPad, they appear to have their target market all sewn up.
The RAZR was a great bit of design, that still looked current (futuristic, even) when it became obsolete. iPhones now look generic, but that doesn't seem to matter.
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.
My phone appears to be of no interest to hackers, tabloid or otherwise,
so, if Ms. Johansson would like to store her nudie pics on there, I'd be more than willing to provide such a service.
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).
As a parent, I'll come clean and admit
that I do appreciate the proliferation of porn on the internet.
Other than that, I'm not sure what you're on about.
"actually see the model being brought to its knees by a judicious prod of a stick"
Take that, suspension of disbelief!
I suppose I should be pleased that they've not redone all the effects as CGI.
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.
It's not better than Argos,
but many people find Argos to be more convenient than Amazon (as you can get your hands on the product on the same/next day).
re: Because People Are At HOME
Amazon's target market appears to be people at home, too.
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.
Am I being thick, or are
"copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files" not the reason that Windows Explorer exists?
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.
Doesn't the blame lie not with Google,
but with the agency publishing the information?
Way to shift the blame, Spain.
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.
Seems a bit harsh.
I've never had anything less than excellent service in Argos.
No, not that sort of "service".
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.
I wouldn't be interested in joining an intergalactic corp of space marines,
but this didn't put me off 40K (or Doom) as a youngster.
It's a clothing brand.
I'd be as likely to buy Dell branded loafers.
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]).
I was going to say that they're a handy way of spotting dickheads,
till I realised they're hanging of the back of a truck, and thus unnecessary.
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).
I can see it now:
"You are watching the free to air version of Coronation Street. Click here to add the Jack Duckworth plug-in for £5. Limited time offer: Hotpot add-on pack for £2.50."
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.