80 posts • joined Thursday 9th September 2010 16:14 GMT
Access to the Russian market. More specifically the avoidance of risk that the Russian government will slap a 25% import duty on devices that aren't GLONASS compatible.
Re: Our volume in Bulgarian Airbags?
@deadlockvictim 890483714.1468 (C-cup Posh Spice)
Re: Cooking with Google: one of the simplest appliances possible ...
@JaitcH "Cooking rice is not such an easy job" Really ? 8 mins in a pan of boiling water works for me every time
Re: I'll try again
And for any Perl Mongers, here's how to convert the dates:
I miss REXX as well
One of my first jobs on starting (paid) employment was to PM a rollout of OS/2 file servers and desktop clients. To make it easier I taught myself REXX and knocked up the scripts that setup the user accounts/shares etc. without having to use the proxy GUI.
Chicanery explained (Dimensional Analysis)
For those that care:-
1 Joule = Energy expended applying a force of 1 Newton over 1 metre i.e. 1 N m
1 Newton = Force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at one meter per second squared. i.e. kg m s^-2
1 J = kg m s^-2 m or kg m^2 s^-2
Re: Lots of tax lawyers . . .
From what I read I'm not sure I agree *all* took their tax breaks.
Re: XTree Gold?
I'll join the old farts club and highlight Total Commander. OK it's like the rest but in sync'ing My Documents with my backup device it just works.
Here we go again...
Its really simple, tav avoidance was shuch a big issue then:-
1. Government long ago would have introduced flat personal and corporation tax rate and removed all personal allowances; the revision could have been written on single side of A4.
2. The public would have stopped buying from Boots/Vodafone/Amazon/Google/Starbucks/Thames Water/Anglian Water/Yorkshire Water/Arcadia/Facebook/eBay/Apple....
Given neither has happened the only assumption is the Parliament and the general public don't care
Re: Why do we need to reinvent the wheel? And why countries need their very own GPS
@JaitcH "Why is it so necessary to have new 'toys' for police and the military when off-the-shelf civilian equipment would suffice?"
Suggested answers:- a) Because it's to to with 'Law & Order' b) They want their own custom designed toys c) It's 'Public' money' so they don't have to think about value for money/cost benefit/etc d) All of the above
I'd like to when we're going to get Galileo support in our devices. The only reason GLONASS is covered is due to import tarrifs
Just seen this story repeated on The Guardian site
How would it look
in the eyes of the electorate if a council didn't spend £10m of public money that was gifted to it ?
Also where's the evidence behind the councils "1,000 new jobs and an estimated £200m yearly benefit" or is just more spin ?
Re: four by two?
@Pen-y-gors @Marshalltown I think you really mean a riddle.
Re: I call upon the readers' wisdom
b) Not - Hardware.
Your fruity (and Fandroid) devices typically cover GPS & GLONASS. If you have an LG Optimus 4X HD the chip supports quad-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass) .
No I havent tried it either but would happily volunteer to be a reviewer.
Correct, and the end users don't care what dross Apple churn out these days they'll upgrade (h/w and s/w) regardless.
Re: Can anyone estimate....
That's what I thought they had done, indeed OSM and TomTom have stated that Apple use their data:-
Being a regular user of both, if OSM's post is correct it looks like someone in Cupertino has royally ****** up here.
I'm guessing Paris must be their tech lead on this.
Re: MIssing article
Agree with the invisible car (and John Cleese as Q). The elecromagnet watch and the wrist dart gun were the two small gadgets I liked the best as a kid (and would skill like as an adult)
Re: Can I have a ...
@Lee Dowling "The phone and the doorbell have off switches, you know?"
Er No. I have a cheap Tesco value phone; no batteries, no off switch. The only way to turn it off is by unplugging it.
My doorbell is battery operated but again no switch; I'd have to remore the batteries.
Also what would you suggest I go with the door knocker, dismantle that twice a day ?
FFS El Reg
All these Apple articles seems as if you're desperate to be nice to Tim Cook/Cupertino Marketing/iFanbois; either that or you have some ad-click revenue stream setup.
Can we have a rest from all these Apple articles please ?
Re: Reg online standards converter
@Robert Carnegie Unfortunately there are enough men and women in the world that are interested in The Royals and Celebrities to warrant the effort the photographers go to in order to get the pics. I doubt very much the demand perceived or otherwise will abate anytime soon. You only have to look at the example of the Daily Mail website that was redone to add the celebrity hooks resulting in traffic and revenues increasing substantially.
Celebrities also add to the problem as they need that exposure as it improves their negotiating position in securing fees for movies/appearances/endorsements/etc. I wouldn't be suprised if a high proportion of the 'paparazzi' shots are actually staged.
@batfastad I use OSM on my Garmin GPS and it's really good for a free map. The screenshots I've seen from ios6 are really really dire. What I can't understand is who signed off the UAT
Reg online standards converter
So what is Kate in Reg units ? I'm guessing 2/3 Bulgarian airbag ...
On topic though, I had a converstation last night about Royal pics and the summary is
Harry - No sympathy at all, compounded by Royal advisors/security (see below)
Kate - Should have realised long before now that's she's a public figure
Wills - Given his mother's experience should have known better
Royal advisors/security - Incompetent - Not doing their job with both Harry and Kate
Royal legal advisors - Arrogant for advising that any action would do any good/kill the story (it's done the exact opposite)
Paris - Is better at managing the media than all of the above
Re: 50km if they were printed out...
You can convert them yourself:- http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html
Double-decker Bus 5423.5817
@mentalists Oh they'll find their way to upgrade again to "The iPhone5s - now with improved maps". Based on Apple's char (http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/) it will also have the A7 processor and an upgraded camera.
Anyone know how low a price the fanbois are having to set in order to offload their not quite shiny pretty 4 and 4s things ?
Re: Another idea
Good idea but wont happened fo two reasons:-
1. The current environment is to work with the lowest common denominaror of end user i.e. they can't be trusted not to kill themselves so must have sealed units
2. It's an extra revenue stream for the manufacturers and retailers
Another complaint I have on powercables is having a moulded plug and too short a cable on my recent washing machine both of which cause installation issues; several minutes with a screwdriver, a longer length of 3 core flex and a new plug fixed that.
@CTU Kyoto "Every year, tech sites certainly froth themselves into a frenzy over every part leak and blurry photo from a factory in China over a six-month period before September, but for Apple’s part, all it has done for every iPhone generation is invite the press to an event with a couple of weeks’ notice, then hold the event and launch the product. It’s admirably restrained in a way"
@the-it-slayer "they've annoyed me by allowing leaked parts to go out through door as if they were happy for it to happen."
Apple's policy is to provide regular, albeit small, changes to their product lines. The tech, other media and celebtities provide them with vast amounts of free advertising to such an extent that regardless of what changes they do, the sheer volume of Apple centric articles has, up to now, has sold iDevices without the average consumer having looking at potential alternatives.
Because of this, if you look at third party products in the home and in-car, Apple devices are perceived as de-facto standards as media players and are now self-sustaining.
Re: Apple! You just bricked my Zeppelin FFS
As it's only just been announced, you can't even place an order yet let alone have one in your hands. So no, they've not bricked it as you still have all the other iDevices that work.
The new iPhone specs were pretty much as expected/leaked (no NFC though) so as thers have said Im unclear how this is a real significant change; more like marketing imho.
Interesting that Apple had to show the fanbois how to hold the new device and use the keyboard (with your thumb apparantly).
There's nothing here that will tempt me to change by N8 joining the ifans or even their fandroid competitors.
You're all wrong particularly....
@The Serpant "Americans do breakfast better than anyone else"
@I ain't Spartacus "The English breakfast is best"
The Scots, Welsh and Irish will think otherwise.
Mines the one with a pack of Lorne sausage...
Looks good to me. I'm currently on a rolling monthly with Virgin with 250 mins, 500Mb Mobile Web, 3000 Texts for £10/month. As I don't use the phone a lot I can switch to the new £10/month deal and get double the data allowance or spend and extra £2/moth and get the 'Unlimited' package.
Re: SD card
Probably less than that. I've filled up a 64Gb Touch with ~4800 'songs', podcasts and apps; not all the 'songs' are 320Kbps either. Personally I'd have preferred more space that that but Apple seem to think that we don't need a lot of storage so cap the amount and don't provide expansion capability
I don't listen to all that at anyone time but I want to have the choice without thinking "OK what do I want to listen to [x period] in the future"
Cut down SIM in iPad
Has anyone tried a Virgin SIM in an iPad ? I currently have a Three PAYG in mine and it was OK until I tried it when I was on holiday in Germany recently and it consistently failed to give me a connection. My N8 on Virgin appeared to OK.
So it's another iphone, slightly better than the last one with just a bit more functionality that Stephen Fry and all his little fanboi friends and the press can drool over saying isn't it wonderful. So what will the 'revolutionary design' , (c) S Jobs, be ? The consensus is that it will have NFC, be slightly longer, 16:9 aspect ratio, and have a slightly faster processor. <scarcasm> Wow! noone else has a phone like this </scarcasm>
What I'd like to know is when I can have one (Android or IOS) that's got a decent camera, maybe not quite as good as the Nokia 808 but hell it's my wish list so why not, a beefier and easily changable battery and a good GPS chip (SiRFstarV please) ?
Re: Apple Schmapple
Surely creating playlists are optional, I just drag & drop mine then sync the lot.
PARIS: I could even teach her to do it.
Re: Yeah, because 4th on the planet would just be a failure, wouldn't it.
Uncivilised yob, don't you know its mother-of-pearl spoon for caviar (doesn't taint the food).
So many questions...
I'll pick the easy ones first.
1. Define, in empirical terms, what Hunt means by 'fastest'.
2. What are Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities ?
3. Given that Hunt's department has estimated the cost if the state manages the project to be £25bn over a period of 10 years, who does he think can do it cheaper and in 4 years ?
4. Where is the RACI chart ?
5. Who will find the upfront investment ?
6. From the Akamai survey, The Netherlands and Latvia are the top two EU countries based on average connection speed. Given that they are not mentioned in Hunt's speech, who are the 'major European countries we are competing against ?
7. What is his plan to support the Digital Agenda for Europe target (50% of households having 100 Megabit/s or higher)
8. Given 'Kensington and Chelsea, have deprived their residents of superfast broadband', how does he plan to get the service to more remote areas of the UK ?
When I achieve my aim of becoming 'Evil Emperor', with fluffy white femile, I'd take John's firewall idea and reverse it our ex-colonialists in NA.
Re: I would NEVER
I live just round the corner from mine (supermarket - and it's *that* one unfortunately) so it's not cost effective to have home delivery. Even going in the evening there are much less staff (if any) manning the tills than there used to be with always a queue at the self service checkout. I also don't tust the staff to properly pick fruit/veg.
The only reason they're doing this is that it's free; they've also been ungracious and not acknowledge the source
Mine the one with the Garmin 550 OSM maps that are properly credited
Re: "subscription which provides updates"
Re Free Fuel - They might but then that would add ~£32k to the upfront cost of the car.....
Token Ring MAU's
Still have one in my loft.