157 posts • joined Thursday 31st May 2007 09:54 GMT
Re: re: Google and Microsoft have already done this
Didn't realise that m$ had $100billion offshore? Have they?
friend mentioned this a few weeks back. He was saying that the previous site had worked okay on his phone, but the new one they'd been telling him to use wouldn't work and yet was required in order for you to get your money.
Are we in a book by khafka ?
Has he looked at the telemetry he posted?
Because, apart from the speed issue, it was an exact correlation. Especially the huge drop in expected range overnight, it's there in the telemetry.
It's the sheer cheek , after all, NYT didn't ask to do this did they, Tesla approached them in order to publicise the new charging stations. Next time, keep the camera rolling.
copyright for code.
fwiw, decades ago doing 'archives' for some product, we would have to print out the first 100 pages of code, then have that in the archive. The understanding was that this was what you needed in order to 'prove' the copyright..
now obviously this is a while ago..
but it was far far from 'just the headings'. So god knows what Oracle think they're playing at.
It's not even subtle
if you goto the archive of 'did you know'... I have to admit I didn't realise there were that many facts about Gibraltar.
Since it's the same system that google uses for actual physical stuff.
What do people expect?
Mind you, as john says, everyone pirates on android anyway. Gee thanks.
In what way
Controversial? Obviously the must have been correct with the 55 miles, because in two court cases tesla couldnt' show otherwise. They only appear to have complained that people may have got confused , but the judge disagreed.
Crew push it, to show what you'd have to do. Not like you could walk up with a little tank of fuel is it?
obviously, it's not HP's fault
after all, they haven't paid massively over the odds for other companies, then have to write down the value very quickly is it..
Apart from EDS. Or Palm...
how can this POSSIBLY
relate to spotify or itunes or whatever ?
It's a nice idea for err delivering cd-r's, but how can this relate to what digital music does ?
err herby, american football :)
sure you got the stations right?
says here merseyside was one.. and 600 people complained..
Oh and , I'm with the DAB+ why are we bothering with stupid DAB tech camp.. People didn't need to get forced to watch colour tv, they didn't have to compromise with other issues ( except cost of new equipment), why do we have to have this issue with DAB?
I've tried rebroadcasting devices with my car radio, they're hopeless, so a DAB would effectively mean a new car, like that's going to happen.
the film remake of the pit
Scared the utter bejeezus out of me when reshown in the 70s80's (?). I was probably about 10 or 12?
Utterly terrified and had problems sleeping for a few nights..
oh and yeah chris, the goon version is brilliant as well :)
according to groklaw post
The print advert was in the FT today..
funnily enough it didn't have the extra bits, it was just as the judge ordered.. Now, I reckon this means someone has decided to run two different ones. Now why would you do that if you were confident of one? If that decision has been made, then doesn't that mean they knew of a problem, yet still were cheeky on the website ?
As for 'takes 14 days', well frankly it shouldn't take 48hrs either... Note how the website has changed anyway ( though the ruling is the same) and on the US site theres a ( no problem with this) link to Hurricane Sandy appeal fund.. Obviously that hasn't taken 14 days to do...
why has this taken so long ?
the information that newsnight's story was spiked , was a story in at least january 2012.. This was noted in last nights Panorama and can be confirmed with a bit of google.
So it's pretty sad for other media outlets to complain about "why didn't the bbc do anything" when they also did nothing this year until the itv documentary came out, which mainly was the same interviews initially taken in the newsnight investigation.
Obviously a bit of beeb bashing is much more fun than investigating Savile.
Re: 30000 transistors, roughly the same as 6502
wrong cpu to compare with
the idea is to compare transistor count of z80 or 68000 . 6502 was 'riscy' in itself..
Bit confusing to make the claim that 'risc takes more instructions' by talking about loading and storing, when ARM has far more registers so doesn't need to be moving in and out of memory all the time.
In fact, looking at most code, ARM is often shorter than x86.
Re: As punishment
Yeah, the truth..
We will throttle you to a speed still far faster than the maximum any local competitor can be bothered to supply.
Unthrottled you can have speeds far in excess of what any local competitor can even dream about..
And that's on the "it was 10, its now 30" tarriff, let alone 100..
Time to fix Sky's "unlimited", it is limited, by the relatively lame connection speed and BT's "well , great, but even though you've supposedly upgraded the local box, you won't accept connections" network..
Mind you that router is only functionally competent as a modem..
So if .
john terry had said what he allegedly said ( or is it fact now, not sure) on a tweet, it would have been okay?
It has to be the 'pub test', if tom daley walked past and you shouted what was tweeted in front of people, would that be acceptable?
same as a lot of people on here
Got the new superhub as they upgraded me from 10mb to 30mb ( YAY!).
After ages talking to someone( about an hour after 20mins on hold), eventually have to decide wifi just doesn't "work", so after trying to put up with reboots and messing about with settings, flicked it to modem only and used my "old" belkin N router..
I'd initially assumed the connection wasn't working, but my connection was, it was just the wifi that was hopeless. ( hopeless on a laptop, on my pc with wifi adapter and on two phones that previously worked.)..
God knows why, but there were loads of 'reasons' on the forums. Like I want to be beta testing hardware at home.
No, it's the rank hypocrisy. Apple took all the best bits of other phones , then did their own. None of the bits in the first phones was unique, they'd all been done in other phones, but apple did them 'a bit better'.
A lot more expensive as well..
But to think anything in that first phone was innovative is bizarre. In fact it was way behind in a lot of areas.
FWIW, Apple have already admitted they also too other peoples phones to sort of technical issues. That's what ( as a coder involved with ui design) that Apple can patent " a colour", but just rip off technical patents and avoid frand.
What Samsung have done, which is worrying Apple, isn't to copy anything specific APART from finally paying some attention to detail, something Nokia should have done years ago.
still use hotmail
Yes I get spam, but it's survived longer than any of the stupid email accounts.
gmail gets just too much spam.. my ISP one was forced to change address and it became 'web only' and not as good as hotmail interface... so yeah, hotmail it is..
I'd rather he didn't break the record
Kittingers record is so insane that it should stand for 'all time'. Good luck to him though.
Re: You STILL get Traffic Management on 30Mbps
it drops all the way to 15mb... After downloading 7gb.. (3.5 depending on which time ).
So basically still 'flipping fast'
Dear BT and Sky
instead of moaning at VM about their adverts and buffering. Perhaps you could spend some time sorting your networks out such that VM are no longer able to say "four times faster than average".
Recently got 30mb upgrade from 10mb on virgin media (free?). BT STILL say they can't do Infinity even though they have some cabinets in my area and claim the exchange is 'upgraded', so maximum predicted is about 10mb on 'upto20'. Which means, even on the 'slowed down' , its 50% faster than I might get if I signed up for BT/sky.
Oh yeah, that's probably why the just complain about the ads to the ASA..
Mind you, VM is right, sky anytime+ is now working a treat, no buffering like there was at 10mb :)
software that orders itself does it?
Sounds more like id10t error to me..
not that hard to read wiki, or remember tbh..
the merged ntl/telewest brought vm mobile, aggressively, they had to pay more than they (and mr branson) wanted.. They then joined everything up and have licensed the virgin brand and branson himself.. Of course richard owns part of the new company and 'his' investment company also owns a lot.. But it's just a rented name.
Iirc from when the cabling issue has been raised locally, one problem is that the initial tv companys (which predate the opening of phones in some areas) initially had deals to allow them to cheaply cable, its now more expensive ( ie the council charges them more) , they also initially had local monopoly protection..
re making stuff up
well thats a genius idea isn't it.. because obviously in 6 months when asked for the answers again, I'm obviously going to know the same made up answers.
Got the same questions last week, only the first set was usable , the second set, I think I could answer, though it depends on the mood which childhood friend I'd pick ( I moved and thats the only question I think has a memorable answer) and the 3rd , that was hopeless.
what filippo said...
was about to post roughly the same..
Looked only slightly more believable than the multiple 'enjoy wow beta' ones which arrive.. The not correct url was the most dodgy part..
Still, I logged in and changed the password... Using a typed in url of course...
evidence not required?
So, we all bleat about the rights and wrongs of various digital age laws, surely this is a good example of 'where was the evidence?'. Why were the police actually able seemingly to goto the kids address with it seems just the word of norwich saying "he dunnit"..
Yeah, really amazing.. So compare with my htc hero on 3 which just got 112ms , 4029down, 1628 up... (2nd was 118/4683/1504)..
So, not too impressed by that( I know its the networks),, mind you I wasn't going to bother with the "phone" version, just stick with the wifi...
Re: "Charities" acting like business ... Am I the only one
No, they'll be getting commision on any they sign up.. They are unlikely to even be being paid min wage, they'll be "self employed".. Well that's what a lot are, the charities farm out the actual 'signing up' to different companies, probably to avoid the stigma of not paying people.
On the other hand, apparently the DD's do actually "work" in terms of getting cash in, so probably won't be stopping soon.
( friend has done similar, he was even out of pocket for the travel expenses, but hey, anything to keep the house :( )
will samsung have to remove their claims for 'decent 3d picture'. Can't stand those active screens, flicker like maad. So I definately take my cinema 3d , even with lower resolution..
Are any sources actually 1080p? The display from the sky box certainly isn't full resolution is it?
missing the point
If people would read the article, the tweets were from 3rd january and 16th..
This wasn't like the ill advised Doncaster bloke who tweeted whilst in the airport... This was a week before they'd left... Or so it seems..
Now either you fill a form in saying what social media you have, *or* they automatically trawl for stuff... Though you have to say, this is lunacy in the extreme are they just bored in the DHS?
Mind you, scares the crap out of me, I'm hoping to go this year :(
well yes, when you plug the iphone into itunes for the first time, it has some warning about 'diagnostics and such' , so obviously you say 'nah'.
which is annoying, because those diagnostics appear to be the crash logs generated by apps... I'm guessing thats why whilst we have a few users complaining about crashing apps, we only have one uploaded crash report..
as for the android logging, has anyone shown it actually sending the info it logs , because it does just seem to be the adb logcat output..
tbh my recollection is
that windows had loads of 'workarounds' to get things like word perfect to work, because they'd accessed hidden features ( rightly or wrongly , its always a dangerous thing to do). then let all that lead they had disappear by being more bothered about running to the lawyers instead of fixing bugs or rewriting code.
I'm sort of confused by the 'encouraged to use' then 'pulled' stuff.. Did everyone else have the same problem? It just seems like the usual issues that happen on the roll out of a new os, why was it seemingly only word perfect that had problems?
In fact as someone has already said, the pre-release are in m$ best interest to get software working, otherwise why would people buy windows?
'it really is surprising'
err, no it isn't. It isn't surprising at all in any way shape or form..
Frankly it's surprising it isn't a bigger drop off... Perhaps if ofcom stopped this idiotic chasing of 'advertising' max rates and concentrated on contention ratio's there might be a change.
Well I learned something..
hang on , you mean up till now Iphones weren't HDPSA ? ?
what good is a cb radio?
you'd have to have an employee at the other end sat waiting for any reports.
I don't get what the hassle is, the hassle should be if the apps on the devices aren't fit for purpose ( like the one mentioned where it requires a database connection at the time, that's obviously not fit for purpose)..
Seems like an interesting idea and even an iPad is a bit of a tiny splash compared to what it potentially COULD save...
isnt this bloomin obvious
Due to the way adsl works and the drop off?
Unless they actually can change the laws of physics?
should fight back
I'm assuming atheists can be priests and bishops? Start doing sermons about how god is an invention.
I don't think the anger is because of being anti xtian, its due to people who are brainwashed trying to stupify others outside of there normal areas. Whats even more insane about this sort of US evangelism is that even the Catholic Church recognises the real age of the earth and real history. Not only that, but the idea of the creation being a story was agreed and recognised by xtian leaders in something like the 5th century, its not only fact, but it's also gospel. So why is it that in the 21st century some people are waving their ignorance like a flag ?
@nigel, I thought there is , in the black sea, oh hang on that probably is the one from the Epic of Gilgamesh...
'thin end of the wedge'
good grief, I really can't believe people are seeing this as some sort of amazing cry for freedom that they can call a dog an extremely offensive name. Is this the kindergarten?
As for 'british forget those yanks' , I believe what you mean to say is 'commonwealth and allies' ie RAF + canadian and new zealanders+ ?.
It's one thing to moan about 'americans taking our glory' but to then repeat the error ...
People were racist in the past, the film is not about casual racism and how bad it was, its about the bombing raid, the dog gets renamed.
Always remember reading a battered old 617 squadron book about the raid and later tallboy missions, the death rate on that raid is horrific , that's what we should be talking about , the stoic bravery, the political need for a victory... Hell ,even the crossword puzzles.. Not Nigger RIP..
I think before i got my first computer
the zx81, the owners of 'big expensive systems' have been explaining why its much better to use their servers and have thin clients than have your own computer..
I mean, seriously, do they think we'll ever fall for it?
how rediculous, intel making ARM chips
err without calling them by the name they used to have strongArm (via a lawsuit) and XScale..
Can't see ARM merging with AMD, why would they? AMD are now fabless so they don't gain a fab, amd just license an ARM design like everyone else...