2629 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
>Strangely enough, FreeView is along the right lines
What on earth can be considered strange about terrestrial, established, mass-market, tv channels being good at content?
Has this man been living under a rock?
Does any of this explain the recent riots? Were people instinctively hunter-gathering 40" plasmas?
time to review patent law
it seems that most of these copyright/patent/passing off disputes are about tiny matters of detail. Not about big ideas at all.
In the UK light switches are inside the room you are going into. I'm going to patent the idea of having them on the other side of the wall so you can find the switch in a room already lit.
I sort of agree with you about AD, but aren't the good bits just LDAP?
Points to Jen-Hsun Huang
as the man says, it is a "why bother" problem.
To beat the market leader you need to be one or both of:
* twice as good
* half the price.
it isn't, and it isn't.
Whoa, hang on a minute
This is a good bit of headline-grabbing publicity, but a very bad precedent.
Who appointed RIM a quasi-judicial organisation? What gives them the right to decide when privacy is disposable?
fuss about nowt
I heard the BBC evening news as though a giant groudswell had been revealed. I went and looked, and the highest count was 2900 against hanging. The other 3 topics mentioned later in the story each had less than 400 votes. the SciFi poll on el reg was far more successful.
I know its early days, but surely the mejia could have waited for more impressive numbers?
soft whumping noise
I used to work with a bu ch of lads who would inflate bin-bags from the oxy-acetelyne welder, and let them drift upwards. Lighted fag-ends flicked at them would eventually burn through and produce a soft, wet-sounding ball of flame and a lot of soot.
Surely the launch structure would be two strings of different length, hanging the payload from the balloon at the correct angle to launch and avoid the canopy?
Once the motor fires up it would slacken off the strings which would fall out of their hooks and robert's yer familial relation once removed.
Chrome 13 includes more than 5,200 revisions
That's nice dear.
When are they going to fix Groups?
Police officer in pursuit of his duty gets thrown in the air by moron in a fast car, who gets a month for hitting the cop (and only for resisting, not for wilful endangerment). Rolled up in a total of 22 months, and I expect he will be out in around 3 or 4. So no real penalty for running someone down.
There are some scrotes out there who are a complete oxygen sink.
Surely this is the sort of thing we pay politicians to prevent? not permit.
I really hope this is not viable in Europe, and that any such patents will be treated with the contempt they so richly deserve.
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Where are the embedded vendors?
This is all very odd.
It is as though device manufacturers are working in a world where they only know the desktop OSs. Since the dawn of microprocessors, there have been vendors of real-time embedded kernels, tiny, efficient, multi-tasking and booting perfectly happily.
What happened to RTOS ? RMOS? eCos? QNX? vxworks?
I'm baffled by the assertion that they are using android 'because it boots'. Surely that is the easy bit?
I have no sympathy with either side
* Why should the law care? When people on that benighted continent can display real guns, why do false goolies matter?
*Why on earth would anyone want a pair of plastic like-size bollocks on a truck? Are these people deranged?
I think there are 'truck nuts' in the story, but they are the nuts holding the steering wheel.
I am also baffled that South Carolina /has an obscene bumper-sticker law/. Is their general legislation on obscene publications so poor? or is it that bumper stickers are the only written material they possess?
Oh, and if you follow the link to the local radio station, you will find that the illustrations of 'truck nuts' have been slightly pixelated, but not enough to obscure anything!
What OS are you describing there? If it's unWinows You might have just changed my mind & persuaded me to buy.
The time to worry about what to do when you are number 2 is when you are number 2.
I would be very surprised if they were currently number 22
@ Michael Dunn
> wrote: " * Royal Mail, who deliver letters" but didn't qualify this
* Royal Mail, who deliver letters sometime the following month. Occsionally. To a nearby address. Unless it's raining, when you never hear from them at all. Oh look, a christmas card from 1997.
will that do?
There was a hand-written poster in our local branch saying that benefit "mothers" could claim emergency relief from the local social services office.
And another one saying "When they don't answer the phone come to us" from a group of local churches...