2851 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
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)
As I came through Amsterdam Airport on Tuesday the KLM lounges had displays of tehtered samsung tabs and phones, and jolly nice they looked too.
I bought a camera instead.
Is he going to follow every employee into the toilet in bars?
It still needs another £150 off.
PC whirled, for example, have a SAMSUNG NP-NC110 for £249. And that has a 250G hard disk and a keyboard. And 11 hour battery life. And it's purple.
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.
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.
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.
@ Eddy Ito.
But No deal. Thank you very much.
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
What I fail to understand
Is why there are any boffins still there. I would have run the moment the product line was scrapped.
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?"
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
re: Why not integrate Bluetooth headset into pen?
Why not? There is a long tradition of sticking a pencil behind yer ear.
Or of the Man from Uncle talking into his pen.
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.
DiskAid? That's not to do with Bono is it?
I'll buy from somebody else.
good luck with that.
Do pop back and let us know how you are getting on.
if you can find your way.
Chap I was at school with won a seat on the first Pan-Am flight to the moon. I think he still has a ticket.
Yes, there is a landfil tax.
But the hole in the ground is usually owned by some faceless company who will charge for that too.
I am afraid councils pay quite a lot for landfill.
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
Suddenly the macbook air is looking quite reasonably priced. 13", 128G, 1100quid.
And you can have one now.
What will apple announce by the time these come to market?
I thought we had got over the pixelcount race with compacts, but here it is still going on.
I had a look at some of this nx/nex stuff at schiphol & I don't see the point.
Since commenting on this item, the title appears in my el reg sidebar.
Where I read it as 'NHS Digital Penis' out of the corner of my eye.
Tosh and Twoddle
I anticipate another government funded IT fiasco in the making.
Popcorn, Beer, comfy chair.
If all there is to watch is "Big Bother", why should I, err, bother?
the Bose pack easily justifies it’s £1500 premium
Nurse! I think I just had a heart attack.
£1500? You can buy a rover 75 for that!
"looks more swish than it actually is"
The 21st Century in a nutshell.
heavy traffic has whacked its sign-on page out of service.
And these people are giving up hardware sales to make money telling people about software?
You can pick up a usb one for under £20. OK, it's not got a battery, but you can get a whole Telly for that sort of money.
funny sort of bargain
You pay £300 a year to rent software and consider it a bargain?
Can I interest you in this bottle of universal medicine for only 975 pounds? It even tastes like lemonade.
Nice phrase. But sadly prescient, I fear.
Bye Bye HP
>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?
but it won't have the ground clearance to deal with your potholes...
Knock 5 grand off the price and I'll have one now. Thank you.
no access to Radio 3's HD audio service then?
Does any of this explain the recent riots? Were people instinctively hunter-gathering 40" plasmas?
Created, not bred
Presumably, in the USA, appealing to an invisible intelligent designer would be more influential than to the mechanism underlying evolution?
If this lot had any less of a clue, they would be a franchise on a British railway or a political party.
HP has cut the touchpad prices to $99/$199.
Strange how they could not price it competitively for success, but can for failure.
But what else do they have in the locker? If they have to buy the 'move into something else' they really are bankrupt for ideas.
That will be the end of WebOs on every PC, then.
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.
Oh look. The ePetition web site has gone down again.
I use it from cybercafe or on the company flatpot, and use pan on my own machines. Gurgle Gropes has been quite convenient, as long as yer mates whitelist your posting name
What baffles me is the failure of gurgle to put anything up on the status pages about this, or in their blog.
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