122 posts • joined 14 Jan 2011
over the pond
We have BT who took over £1.2bn from the government to deliver fast broadband to the masses.......now even the gov is wondering if it was a good idea due to over pricing and lack of delivery!
Wait and see
I for one will just wait to see the thing on TV......what's the point in spoiling it my searching and looking this stuff up?
It will be a good chance to develop UK technology companies and a great way for them to consider expanding and under cutting BT in the cities in future! But only after connecting the people BT do not consider worthy......mind you not sure BT consider any customer worthy!!!!!
Good old days
They don't build they like they used to :-)
bring them to book!!
Anyone how hoodwinks a whole market should be brought to book.
If a swipe to unlock is worth silly money in the courts, then what should a real world rip off of people get???
if BT are delighted......
If BTare delighted then Of com have really messed up BIG TIME!!!!!!
As per normal BT take the gov and regulatory bodies for a ride.
Too much cash!
It could be Apple and Google are cash rich and this could end up with either one going under. So draw a truce and let Samsung and Apple fight it out. Which is a fight Apple must think they can win.
I am a cider drinker I drink it all of the day......
Gibbons are highly intelligent primates.
Please do not insult them by saying they might work for this bunch of twonks!!!
Silence is golden!
It certainly was in this case.
Is the game up?
Have people finally worked out companies need to make a profit to actually be worth anything?
Or just sell your old iThing on eBay, local paper, notice board, etc, etc.......Who would have ever thought of that?
You also get to have cash to spend how you want, maybe on that nice Samsung you just spotted.
Re: Kill off BBC3
I think you will find they would have to put part of BBC1 in there to.... Have you ever turned on the TV and heard the mindless shouting on EastEnders?
I do not see a problem, just like a real bank, they loose all the money and then get bailed out by the government! Oh wait a sec I do see a bit of a problem!!!!
Re: One of Cupertino's craftiest competitors?
Are you saying Android is not a major player in the consumer software market.......get a grip, it powers a lot of phones who then part with hard cash to buy apps.
I am sure some investors would prefer an annual dividend, but that might be asking a little too much!
Well someone had to say something eventually!!!
Maybe they should bring in laws like they have for banks.....if an IT supplier thinks they are ripping off the gov to almost the pont of fraund they report themsevels to the gov. What could possibly go wrong with that?
But I would not be shocked if they did bring in a law like that! instead of walking away from suppliers they even think are ripping them off!.
It will be shut down
This little feature will be shut down as soon as the 419ers work out how to make a quick buck out of it.
All people will have in their inbox is more spam than you can shake a Python at.
Re: They haven't since about 2007 (@AC)
Well I had a single touch mobile.....what do you think would come next? But I did have.....
1gb of data ....check! (£30 including calls and text)
WiFi hot spot check!
All before the iPhone.........err.....sorry to say but it was flaming windows mobile. Rough around the edges ( sorry rounded corners) but it did it all.
Oh yes cut and paste too!
The iPhone did a spit and polish to bring it to the masses …….. True. But it was all there already.
Down vote heaven if you do not know your tech!
Who moved Xmas?
Post Xmas as imprints from December 20th to 29th......that analysis says it all.
Next time a touch more realism please.
So if they get one of these things working......who the heck is going to risk an upgrade?
Of course they could force an "auto" upgrade (sorry about the pun), but then people would not get in the car again until they are sure the thing works. Could this be the answer to traffic reduction?
R & D
For gods sake .…. If Apple put in half the effort and money in to R&D they might be able to release a phone that blows the competition away.....same goes for Samsung.
Give it a rest, stop paying the lawyers, employ some more R&D people who might actually do some useful work. Release the new phones.…..then I will pay for the one that meets my needs.
Well stone the crows.....is this a shock to anyone that Apple control pricing of ALL their products?
Anyone for a cheap music download?
Gimp icon, because that's the way Apple like their suppliers and customers.
It is well over due from him (and all the others), so it is a step in the right direction.
Not quite sure a pardon really does it.....should it be more...."We f*&ked up and killed one of the best minds we had in the field and we really, really should have treated him better in the first place"
Re: Does anyone else take issue with that wording?
And the law is written by who?
Yes the people asking for the take downs........discuss (but not in a web forum)
Re: Looking at
Think you mean "de-education"!
And so the control begins
Well good to see we still have our freedom.....now as long as the parents ban the kids from using a library to read books then everything will be OK.
Good job the gov are closing those down too.
Time to move on and find something else to ban.......
He should have been a banker!
Well nice to know everything is equal in this world.....just some people (bankers) are more equal than others when it comes to fiddling the finances for a nice profit and no jail time.
what to buy
When you look at the spec and hold one it seems quite nice. But I avoided the surface 1 as I knew there would be issues. The Surface 2 has problems now too. But the biggest problem I have with it is the fact you spend top dollar money to buy it...it has issues and there is no way to upgrade or repair it.
Now if it is a tablet I can understand to a point of not being able to upgrade.... But it is a PC....if in 6 months time I see a nice large ssd which should fit in the space where the current one is I want to be able to swap it and replace the battery when it dies in 18 months....if I am buying a laptop I want it to last longer than 2 minutes before I have to replace it.
Come on MS get a grip!
Pity .... I am furious about the first f%&k up
No point in them getting uptight about the outage.... As far as I am concerned the outag started when they revamped the layout to make it ....now what's the word....unusable (at least that is printable).
The outage was a convenience.... I did not have to use the rubbish.
I have been with yahoo for years on one account...all I can say is use IMAP. That way it is only the outages I have to fear!
Good....about time too the telco's just taking the money because they can!
Mind you if it was a price hike, they could sort that for you for the next bill.......but a price drop is SO complex, it will take 18 months.
Am I missing something.....thought not.
The Reg is doomed!
With all the extreme views about Apple, Microsoft, Google, Linux and Android Le Reg will be blocked as a matter of urgency!
Re: This is why people should have bought the RT version
One app at once..….Just like iOS and people seem to like that restriction, which is why MS thought it was a good idea!
Windows mobile was great due to multiple things running.
Google and android think multiple running apps are the way to go. But does all the hardware standup to it?
Down votes from all sides result ;-)
Yep I buy 1080 and set it to 720 on all my devices. TV, tablet and phone. I just pay for the extra dots because I can!
Or maybe I don't.
Re: I applaud this approach
As luck would have it. Yes.
Now who says Apple's margins are on the high side?
Re: Fingerprint scanner?
My gym has just deployed finger scanners to get in and out.....works on the way in.
On the way out when I am a little more heated up and about to run home it does not play ball!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: The arrogance!
What about the "FREE" speech of the web sites that cannot pay?
I pay the ISP to deliver content at XMb.
Now as far as I am concerned that means they delver the "internet" at the agreed price and agreed speed.
If the need / want to charge me more, fine tell me the price and I will see if it matches to what I want.
Hang on.....when they choose FREELY to become an ISP, did they not sign up to delivering the internet in a neutral way?
At least he Tried
Ok he might not fully understand tech or users. But give the guy a break and least he tried!
XP - Good
Windows Mobile - I was connected to work and personal email years before everyone else.
Win 7 - Good
Win 8 - Fast boot very quick. After several months I have got my head around it (But god just give me a Start button and boot to the desktop!)
List of not so good thing, I cannot be bother to list them all ;-)
Icon.....ALL of them if I could
Yep there is a problem and it has been there for a while.
Between the Nexus 4, Xoom and wifi connections. You can get them all to work! But not in an Apple claimed kind of way "It just works" (I will get the down votes for that comment)
You have to work out if the device wifi security works on 2GHz or 5Ghz best, you then have to step through the wifi security settings WPA, WPA2, open! Work out which combination works (Normally not the fasted or most secure) Then have to live with it! (Router setting changes may also be required, just to add the extra fun)
Other than that any idiot can get it to work. Doh!
Not China Only One Agent Here!
Comments on Le Reg here.
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Conclusion.....1 British agent is on the case of Le Reg!
Space I want space!!!!! (well GB space)
The reason I have not purchased a new laptop tablot or what ever they are called is simple. They are only just getting to the point where they need to be. £1000+ for a 128Gb mainly taken up by OS and programmes, leaves me nothing for the stuff I need.
I am not a HD movie junky or have a zellian mp3s and they do not have enough storage space for me......and all I want id 256 or god forbid! 512GB of bloody disk capacity.
In fact I think I would cough (painfully) the extra £??? for that space.
Until then, I sit here with my old lappy that I wanted to replace well over a year ago........
UK Gov V Premier Leauge
This is a nice set of stories today.............................
1. UK Gov charge £56M for calling them
2. Steams from Premier League get cut
SKY charge more and more ..... a few select people agents, players, hangers on, etc. get paid a few extra million each a year
Gov charges poorest to say "Where is my pension money this week?"
Just trying to get my head around equality today.
My head hurts!
Turn the tables
How about this.....all the mobile carriers get together and tell Apple they need to promote them as a carrier before the carrier will activate a SIM in an iPhone. TV adds, poster ads, percentage of total sale value (including the mobile contract).
In Russia they might get away with it depending the political elite.
Now that would turn the tables.
So a bunch of marketing people, let's call them Tw4ts are going to pay a bunch of Twitters knows as Tw4ters to spam a bunch of people on twitter, let's call them the Tw4atted with adverts.
I think that about sums it up ;-)
What a Bright Idea
That is all!
This is a major story.....Oz has floated off in the ocean and is now 70km off course....PANIC!!!!
Pay Twice Great!
So I paid over the top for my last monitor and due to this fine I will pay over the top for my next one.
Thanks, bloody thanks a lot......
Do you have any idea how much less work I will get done, just to get a badge?
I better find a seat in the office where no one can see what I am doing!
Lets face it
Some one is certainly taking the mick.....two weeks!!!
If I had lead times like that to do a bit of work, I would be a happy man as by now on a Friday I would be emptying this
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