71 posts • joined 8 Dec 2010
Market doesnt think so. BSkyB shares fall 10% on news of loss of Champions League. No change in BT price.
Re: Long Lived TV progs...
Agree that Sky at Night (from 1957) is longer than the Doc, but also Panorama (1953).
No surprise that Worst all is being highly selective here.
The Nobel Prize committee is not endorsing this particular research as "right" in the same way it does for other disciplines. After all, a couple of years ago something that is essentially the opposite of this also received the prize.
The Nobel prize for economics is about recognising research that is worthy, not what is right.
It wont be easy
Wasnt Box the name of the talking handheld computer used by Commander Nathan Spring in StarCops?
What about the obvious?
Why dont they just block mobile signals within the prison grounds? Surely thats easier?
Or do they want to make sure the prison guards can all stay on twitter?
Re: Probably not hacked
No, apprently (according to another version of this story), he saw the child's name on the walls, via the camera.
Re: Not a baby monitor?
Which is surely going to create a fear of Clowns in later life...
Well, it was an interesting article, apart from the fact it didnt discuss the real question - what is our nuclear force actually for?
The question over trident, and its replacement, is not how big it should be, but what do we need it to do?
Th threats this country faces now, and in the foreseeable future are not necessarily best met with by a Trident-type nuclear force. Trident was designed to deal with a Soviet Union hell bent on our destruction. That threat has gone, in so much as it ever existed. (they'd have used salami tactics in any case).
In 1990, I was looking at using Minix.... it looked like a cheap way to improve my unix skills, and the ability to play around with the OS internals looked fun.
I wonder if it was related to the way the auction was structured. If O2 had bid for all the spectrum itself, it a) might not have won as much, and b) might have paid more overall.
Re: Branson's Children
I agree, but then why does Branson say that his wife needs to give permission for his kids to fly?
Re: Trumpet Winsock
Indeed! This is bringing back all sorts of memories! Trumpet Winsock! Lynx (before it was a de-oderant). I'm almost getting nostlagic for Cix as well....
Any concrete figures on how much Virgin Media pays Virgin Group for the use of the "brand"? I was told it was 10% of revenue, making a nifty little £100m tax-free earner for Beardie.
If I was Liberty the first thing I would do is change the name (get away from all that bad publicity) and operate under the name Liberty ("Liberty gives you unlimited broadband" etc - the marketing opportunities are endless), and save a shed load of cash with which I can invest in the company.
I'm surprised there hasnt been any coverage on the Reg about the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD now being available in the UK...
I'm not sure how accurate the outdoor sensor can be, if you have to keep it in a shed (or worse a greenhouse????) to keep it dry? What its actually doing is recording the temperature and humidity in the shed or in the greenhouse - not outdoors.
Plus, surely the point of any of these home weather stations is to provide a forecast? It should be relatively easy to see from a a drop in pressure and an increase in humidity that its likely to rain etc...
Can we hear more about France Telecom's attempt to get a mobile phone to fly a 747?
So let me get this right... a study funded my the mobile operators finds that mobile operators dont need to spend lots of money of fixing things, because slightly fewer than expected people were affected in a very limited trial in one area only?
So thats OK then.
Re: simply a handy tool
In the first edition of the Hobbit, it is just that - an ordinary magic ring which makes the wearer invisible.
Tolkien revised the Hobbit while he was writing LotR (I believe it's called retconning now) so that the ring took on more sinister aspects - which were revealed in LotR.
Not really news - someone I know had their card cloned by a device attached to a petrol pump - you know the sort which suggest you pay at the pump instead of going into the shop.
The new job vacancy website has been developed by Monster. I think they made it so bad that you were forced to use THEIR service....
Re: Fair point
I wonder if it was more to do with stopping a competitor. Imagine if NewMobileCo had got that bit of the 4G auction and set up in competition with everyone else, including 3?
Theres also the possibility of getting valuable uranium from sea water too... lots of heavy elements down in the bowels....
Of course it looks like a well funded episode of Doctor Who - it was in the last Tom Baker story, Logopolis!
Is it possible that some of these DYKs are simply because people want to piss Jimmy Wales off?
Re: TV Advert
To be honest, I'm not sure why. Apprently it costs them 10% as a royalty for the Virgin brand (which is paid to a Geneva based subsidary of Virgin Group, and therefore attracts no tax).
Dump the brand, re-launch as something new and fresh (even Liberty would work well from that point of view) and attract new customers. If nothing else you've added 10% to the media company's bottom line.
Re: Why William f*@&£%g Shatner?
because he's not Canadian?
Re: You've written your favourite order of captains??
<in Klingon accent> The Boy???
Will be good if it means we can get rid of Beardie.
I thought that after his performance as Gaius in "Merlin", tha Richard Wilson would be ideal - he also has the grumpy persona off to a t.
Why is the first flight of this thing around the Moon unmanned?
Remember Apollo 8? The first test flight out of LEO, and they had three guys in there!!
This sort of development has been in many a science fiction story. However, the big question is what about when the module is hit by something? Much more likle some space debris, rather than a micro-meteor
Their retentions department have been working overtime too. Every day for the last month, their Indian call centre has been calling home in order to speak to me about signing up for a new 24 month contract. However, every day my wife has told them that I am at work, could they call back later. No, they say, we need to speak to the account holder.... and then call back at the same time next day.
Surprisingly, since the weekend the broadband has been shit, offline for several hours at a time etc. They've stopped calling.
I'm off to BT or Plusnet....anyone...
What if its a hoax
Standard Government response in a time of crisis
Say that nothing is going to happen;
Say something maybe going to happen, but we should do nothing about it;
Say maybe we should do something about it, but there is nothing we can do;
Say maybe there was something we could have done, but it is too late now.
I leave the reader to estimate which stage we are at now.
Re: Every so often...
me too. The other annoying thing is that at least one of them is someone i have never heard of. The school I've never been to, and I might vaguely recall the other person.
Lets face it, theres a reason why sub-orbital has been abandoned for four decades - its Boring! You're only up there for a few minutes, and its only really useful as a way of testing kit before subesquent use in LEO.
I suspect the delays n Virgin Galatactic are either only to get more publicity for their over-priced hop in a souped up vomit comet or because, like most Virgin projects, its not working properly.
Now if it was 250k for a ticket to an orbital flight....
Theymay have disregarded it because they were not aware of its existence.
Not OFCOMs fault
Didnt you read the article - OFCOM are charged with implementing the Governments policy on local TV. And that Hunt of a Culture Secretary wants local TV for his media chums to invest in.
What if its a hoax
And we created a better world all for nothing?
The book was designed as a record of land holdings at the time (1086) and at the Conquest (although the Normans being Normans, and not recognising Harold as a legitimate king, called in "at the time of Kinf Edward").
Should any dispute arise, then reference to the book would settle your doom (as in fate).
It wasnt about the end of the world.
Surely this could be replicated across the school estate and will save a lot of money?
What if we were to create a better world, solve fuel poverty, provide sustainable energy, improve the environment, reduce pollution and it was ALL for nothing??
Now all we need is the Chinese to launch a probe to land on the surface.....
Thats strange, because they had some really good deals, on some really good laptops. I bought one for my wife, and for the £400 it cost, it fairly zings along.
How can you be affiliated with an anonymous group?
I am surprised to hear that he was married and had children - I guess I always pictured him as a loner, fighting against the world of Microsoft.
My condolences go to his family, 56 is not an age to die, especially not in this day and age.
Even better value
Orange have dropped the price of the Monte Carlo to £119 yesterday. You have to buy a £10 top up to go with it, but its really great value at that price.
So instead of introducing the Stamp act, Britain should have just required writers to use their real name?
Cancel the lot
Is this part of a strategy? Is HP going to announce the cancellation of all of its product lines in an effort to get folk to buy them?
You've forgotten to mention that he is the largest shareholder in Disney Corp...
You only have to look at Yes Minister to realise this is EXACTLY what the civil service wants - and has wanted for decades.
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