2417 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Does this article origintate elsewhere?
Its the banks, stupid
Banks owe a duty of care over credit cards which they want to say won't affect NFC. If someone rips off yer nfc device, they will argue that it is your problem like losing cash.
In the first round there was a £50 spend limit before a pin validation was required, in various forms. It is the vends within this total, the 60p newspaper, that is being sold as 'fast and convenient' - you don't see people using pins with oyster cards.
I think this is why most of the action is in the phone arena, despite banks issuing nfc equipped cards. The banks are trying to pretend it is nothing to do with them, whilst still raking off their merchant fees etc.
I want none of it at all. No-one asked me, it is just being foisted on us by vested interests
Assuming you want to stay with windows, how will the motherboard code learn the key for windows 9? or 10? Not only will this daft idea stop you running linux or qubes or whatever, but there is a good chance you will need a new mobo for each new version of windows.
Who benefits from that?
M$ ? yes
Mobo makers ? yes
users ? -err - umm - no.
There are loads of industrial things, e.g. touchscreens, running CE. I wonder if the system designers knew how MS was going to leave them in the lurch when they adopted it?
Turd, meet Brasso. Brasso, meet Turd...
When did webmail become cloudmail?
No-one is stopping talktalk getting a licence and digging up streets and pulling fibre.
Get on with, don't try and freeload on other people's ducts and then call them names
Every local reflection of the transmitted signal is going to add another copy at another phase that will want subtracting.
And the front end is going to have to remain linear over a huge dynamic range to avoid intermodulation (mixing) with arbitrary phase products.
It still sounds to me like something you can get working on a bench, but not in real life.
(Although I do believe some of the satellite-pirate phones do this, albeit with a very controlled signal path (no multipath, no local reflections) and a stable loss budget, to steal access in the guard bands)
Is he going to follow every employee into the toilet in bars?
yes, and Yes. And yes.
"use it to engage" - absolutely. Clever exploitation of a new niche
"depend solely upon it" - stupid idea, giving control of your business method to someone over whom you have no contractual control.
"He needs to put his hand in his pocket."
But that is how he got into this problem in the first place, isn't it? Not putting his hand in his pocket.
@ Eddy Ito.
But No deal. Thank you very much.
Sounds like a business opportunity to me
A few white vans to Turkey, or wherever, and back
Homburg hat, trench coat, black oxford shoes, big poacher's pocket
Night time, street lamp, (black and white view)
"Psst - wanna buy a Galaxy tab?"
The right way to use Farcebuk is to use it grab your customers and funnel them to a web site. If necessary, feed and cater for them there, with daily content changes, webcams, feedback forums, special offers.
>There are plenty of businesses that solely survive on being on facebook.
If they have no other plans they could be in real trouble. No-one plays golf with one club, or sets out to shoot a rogue elephant with a single bullet.
Like ebay traders who were suddenly soaked for bigger ebay premiums, or the entire country of Uruguay exporting only the one thing - corned beef - you are in severe danger of catching a cold in a monculture.
I expect so
I was quite taken with the colour Nookie thing, but it is, and always will be, US only
Bit like XM satellite radio, or NASCAR
Dong business on the cheap
I have little sympathy.
If someone's business model is to freeload around the media space, and depend upon the cybergypsies they pick up along the way, then the old biblical tale of building a house on sand sounds like a far better planned arrangement.
Look, cheapskates, there is a reason that hosted web sites and web designers cost money: they are a proper way to do business. The electronic equivalent of flyposting is not.
and once again
and once again, the short-termism inherent in a stock-market driven economy that only cares about quarterly results has grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory.
I am immensely saddened by the whole sorry fiasco
The market for this is who exactly?
Well, me perhaps.
I like the bluetooth headset idea (why isn't it integrated and sold with it?).
I like the stylus idea.
I could use it as a super notepad for working on things, and making notes as I go, photographing serial numbers and writing down test results.
It would make a fantastic satnav for those of us oldies who take a long time to change focus from infinity to tiny writing on the autobahn, especially at night.
nearly sold. Does it take two sim cards?
@JohnG: on WP7?
AIUI the Navigon WP7 app is still only 'promised'; iGo myway's web site talks only about the iPhone. Trafficmaster's website says it will be available soon on WM6.1, so that's not too promising either.
I doubt that the correct response to TomTom ignoring WP7 is to change both yer software and yer phone.
We have RFID on our bins. The council were going to weigh and charge until there was a stink about the idea, then they said they were not going to use the RFID.
However when one bloke took his tags out and posted them to the chief executive, the council stopped collecting his bins in a fit of overzealous pique. Look up "Brynley Heaven" on the FWSE