438 posts • joined Tuesday 19th April 2011 17:47 GMT
Film could quickly become an expensive PITA
Not much fun getting a bad batch of stock in the studio, getting a pink caste on the results and having to redo the whole thing. The expense! The delays. Digital has revolutionised photography for the better in many ways.
Forty million? Triple it and you're getting close.
Traditionally, £40,000,000 is Governmentspeak for £120,000,000.
I see no reason why in the case of IDS the above will be any different.
And he'll still get a Lordship.
Re: The costs sound excessive to me
Headline sentencing, American style.
Se also 1000 year sentences.
Re: How much free speech can you afford?
@ Shannon Jacobs
"I think they are worthless scum. They did NOTHING to earn their fortune, and everything they have done to protect and increase their fortune has been on the scale from morally despicable to purely evil."
Don't think you can get into trouble for telling the truth. Have a pint on me.
So ... That's Why T-Mobile
Called my Mrs. twice last week to offer her a 'deal' on an HTC One Mini.
A bodacious attempt, it sits well with this commentard.
Doffs cap to Watson's chutzpah !
I would like to know if it was a straightforward story pitch or if he let on to his cunning plan beforehand, though.
Either way, good lad!
Re: Great bits of kit +1
Powerful, zero faff, solution with a tiny footprint and extremely low running costs.
I Googled German Goo Girls
Kind of wish I hadn't. Cannot un-see.
And a bluetooth keyboard here. Ditched laptops ages ago.
I stopped reading ..
.. at the word 'gotten' because I was reading a UK website.
I was expecting 'since become'
Re: "... workarounds to such bans are a few clicks away online."
@ Frank Ly "the majority of casual downloaders (in the general public) wouldn't be able to find them easily"
No, they just wait for a court order to force an ISP to announce the name of a newly banned service before using a proxy to access a site which previously they had never heard of. Well played, lawyers, well played.
Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping
Also, not so much bandwagon jumping as trying to get on and stop the horse and carriage that Google is driving through the laws which previously protected many creative industries on their global mission to "do no evil"
loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars?
Good article but, as usual, it's missing something.
This time it's a Link to where you can buy loudspeaker cones from a company that builds Formula 1 cars.
6/10 see me after.
Re: So... Sounds to me like bandwagon jumping
No, you don't understand the issue because it wasn't explained very well in the article. Photographers are seeing *massive* falloff in site visits. There's no need to visit a photographer's website when Google serves the image up for free.
The caveat on Google images "Images may be subject to copyright" is laughable as 99% of images *are* subject to copyright and Google well knows this.
Google ought to state:
"MOST if not all images *are* subject to copyright and you should contact the image owner to obtain permission if you wish to use the image. Failing to do so *will* leave you open to legal action"
But Google prefers to aid and abet.
Fusion & Free Clean Energy For All?
£75 Billion spent on serious research or splurged on possibly knocking 20 minutes off the time it takes to get from Brum to that London.
"when the courts find that you're case is built on thoughts alone."
The vast majority of cases which reach the court are built on what the defendant has said.
Without the assistance of the defendant, fewer cases would reach court.
Why help the police build a case? Why do their job for them?
It is for the police to build a case, a defendant is foolish if they help them.
Participating in a police interview is crass stupidity on the part of a defendant.
A suspect is under no obligation to leave a cell to be interviewed.
No interview is much better for a defendant than no comment.
There's no copper giving a highly speculative narrative on tape because there is no tape.
The 'cable cowboy' needs to get the metre eaters out to lay some more ducting in previously unprofitable areas and it really should increase the number of UBRs. Tenfold in some areas.
The more a service provider needs to spend on fault handling and call centre drones is correlated to the performance of the service they provide.
Re: Design flaw ?
Diamond carbon tie, obv.
Re: Twitter adification
Also free: Don't use twitter. No plugin required.
edit: No changes, just playing with the new edit button.
edit edit: Thus new featyre shuld weed oit a lot of spolling mutakes.
So long and thanks for all the fish, Bill!
I'm sure all commentards will join me in wishing you the best of everything and continued success in whatever you're off to do now.
Focal is a great capera app
And I respect the position the developer took when he pulled it from CM.
It is galling to see what was initially free, crowd sourced, data being packaged for sale when those who gathered the data, made the sale possible through their efforts, receive next to nothing in return when the head honcho gets, say, a villa in Florida out of it. You know who you are.
One day people will look back at this and laugh.
@ The FunkeyGibbon
There's no evidence that happened but the suggestion that it did allowed the Graun's agenda to gain traction in the conciousness of the UK populace. The rest, as they say, is history.
Whatever the truth that probable myth is stuck in the public's mind as evidenced by your statement.
Could go 2 ways.
One: Network operators will bite the pillow and pay up.
Two: they will restructure their businesses, writing down billions in corporation tax in and due to the process and they will relocate to Ulan Bator for tax purposes, further diminishing their exposure to corporation tax.
They will also inevitably raise their prices.
"The early laser printers were unable to match the quality of a printing press"
300dpi was plenty good enough to take a print ready artwork to a printer.
"high quality output became the province not of the people but of a new breed of output bureau (I ran one) With it the economics of print changed, and we’re now at the stage where you don’t need to print your publication on a laser printer and hand-staple it - you get it printed online. Assuming, of course, that you print it at all."
A valid point but remember the first prediction of the death of print? Office paper sales have increased year on year ever since that prediction was first made 20+ years ago.
Wonder if we'll see a jump in technology with 3D printing which will confound the predictions the 'bright new things' are making or will see them proved right.
/prints out deck chair, grabs popcorn.
Re: Nice one ...
"I can't see any redeeming features for Silk Road, the anonymous Internet marketplace"
Connecting people who want to buy something with people who have that something for sale?
"The world will be a better place without it being available."
The Silk Road isn't available and there has been no discernible change in the 'betterness' of the world.
So you're wrong on both counts.
Bonkers or brilliant? I don't care.
Either way I guarantee he'd be good value on a night out down the pub and the world needs more people like him.
I hope the D-Central isn't V-Mental and actually works.
Re: Just wondering .....
If you managed to pull that off TPTB clearly ought to put you in charge of everything. What would probably happen is that they would put you in prison without changing the system because it isn't broken. If they caught you, which they probably wouldn't.
Re: re. persian rugs
Persian rugs .. you get them from your local spud peeler, innit?
@Jake: Sorry for your loss.
@ Test Man
That's a great use of the tech but you just know the first use of the proposed tech will be billing us for what we've already paid for - access to our roads - and automatically fining us for not doing so in the 'correct' manner.
"on the basis of disruptive behaviour"
If an Easy Jet rep actually said that it's potentially libellous.
@ Steve Davies 3
"a really happy Tesco's shopper"
I shop at Lidl & Sainsbury's, mate. Tesco does have very good customer service though.
When my Nexus 7 arrived DOA they swapped it out on the door.
When the next one's screen died two months later they did the same.
Who cares what it's called?
The specs are great *at that price point*
If the build quality isn't completely dreadful, the Hudl is a winner in this household.
The Hudl will be massive this xmas.
Tesco customer service is excellent and we in the UK are protected by the SOGA so any problems with the tablet suddenly dying or the screen playing up like the N7 will most likely be sorted with an over the counter swap out or your money back.
None of this sending it back to Asus or worse, Google and waiting for weeks for a repair or replacement.
Once XDAdev crowd gets hold of it it's be rooted and booted into a custom ROM anyway.
I'm starting a hyperlocal ..
Child protection advice website based in a Northern town.
Which bit of that would the censors dislike most?
Sent to Prison for Growing Plants
Anyone else think that's disproportionate?
Community service? Help the aged? Paint over graff tags? Sweep the frikkin' streets?
Something useful and less dogmatic?
£299 for the 10" according to the article "the same day as the £300 10HD"
16GB though ... no expansion.
Re: It does set an irritating precedent
"It could get very expensive for the Grauniad if the authorities decide to continue being silly funts."
Probably why Rusbridger didn't use the special procedure material defence.
Easier to smash up a laptop and get a story out of it than spank hundreds of thousands in a futile defence.
Looks like he played a blinder this time in letting the spooks spaff egg all over their own faces and that of the cabinet.
Don't forget the lying bit.
The cabinet claimed no prior knowledge of Miranda's detention, then that they admitted they knew.
Then they denied the Rusbridger story then the cabinet confirmed it was true.
In any other walk of life, that much duplicity and outright incompetence would see them sacked and the police called in. But this is the cabinet. They are above the law in the way they claim nobody is.
Shocking, brazen lies and getting away with it in public. Shameless.
Block & Quayle's Website
Has been up and down like a tart's proverbials for the last week or two.
On Monday I was FORCED to go out into meatspace and order a shed and a load of compost DIRECT from a PERSON in store using WORDS and everything.
If I get forced to have a smart meter
I'll put it in a Faraday cage.
I doubt very much if the drone sent round to read the meter will recognise what one looks like.
You'll still be sat in front of a TV watching some rubbish instead of being outside living a life.
My review: It's shit.
" if it was not for the DJ's, radio stations etc promoting the artists they would not have a business in the first place"
Twisted logic, right there. If it were not for the artists, what would the DJs play?
Re: Minimum wage
"I think a better description is "enables working people to have a wage high enough to not be able to claim benefits""
No, that would be the (still too low) living wage and even then there is the fiscally insane process of taking taxes off employees via an expensive bureaucracy before handing some of it back in the way of tax credits.
Raising the living wage to an index linked £10/hr and the basic tax threshold to £18k would be better all round.
So you all get the chance to edit your posts instead of proof reading them whereas us commentards don't get the chance to edit our typos *and* we have to proof read all of *your* posts *then* send in corrections because you don't have them time?
Nah, I'd rather the howlers remained. Like this sneak peak:
2 weeks in and for shame, it's still there.
@Destroy All Monsters
Who cares? Someone doing 60 hours a week (WTD) will be about £20 a month better off.
A light lunch for some (burp) but a significant difference for someone on minimum wage.
Indeed, the minimum wage is to be **increased** by 12p per hour in October.
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