1579 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
So...they used a GPS database to map where their customers (retail shops mainly - I suspect the military base has a canteen onsite) are, so they could plan more efficient delivery routes?
They already have their customers addresses, invoices, contacts etc on file...what's wrong with tagging GPS onto that data too?
I'm not seeing what the problem is?
While avoiding the whole cause/blame of the 1bn figure fine, I'm not sure why you were downvoted. There's a very real possibility Apple (and possibly others) will face a price hike for exactly this reason. Gotta be pretty naive to think Samsung are just gonna suck it up.
It should be noted though, that the 1bn figure is very likely to come down by not insignificant amounts.
It doesn't stutter now, even on A5, and even over wifi. This is using Apple's "low bitrate" HD movies mind you, which are less than perfect when it comes to artifacts (compared to Blu-ray sources). Inevitable, given the meagre circa 4gb file sizes.
However...it does have know timing issues with some Sammie screens with the motion plus feature activated, which causes it to skip a couple of frames every 4 second. Annoying? Very. Read into that what you will.
Fantastic as this is (and it genuinely is), it's pretty much worthless information if you have no means to get there - or even just communicate - in a feasible timeframe.
Until we get FTL (for travel and/or comms), the stars (and now their planets) will still just be decoration in the night sky.
...is it really that big a deal..?
<Fast forwards in the time machine>
Oh. Ok, never mind.
Re: Wot, no Avatar?
I watched it last week. Again. Awesome.
In addition, I have every film here, including the missing Silent running. And all the other Ape and Trek films. And Dark Star. And Ghost in the.
All are watchable, but above all, Zardoz should be avoided at all costs.
A thought occurs...I have too many Sci-fi movies.
Re: Let me get this straight....
Hopefully you're not in Scotland then:
A snowy ditch awaits your tired brain.
Re: She's lucky she got arrested...
Depends which way it was inserted. Though neither option could be described as comfortable if it did go off.
However, given the wooden handle was visible in this case, then Darwin was definitely on standby.
Ha, Ha, swing and a miss.
Remember, the keystrokes for switching on humour detection is "Ctrl+F and then Ctrl+alt+U".
It's all a load of...
All of it. Both sides.
Startisback = brilliant name btw.
And at least we're seeing some developers making serious cash out of Win8...
Re: My cost effective solution that costs $0.00
In reality deleting the SxS folder would only free up a couple of gigs, not 20+.
When a bunch of aliases/shortcuts takes up a couple of gigs, I know something has gone wrong somewhere. A couple of MB, tops?
COBOL is good for another 10 years...
- 2013 6th year entering Uni to study CS (inc majoring in COBOL module) = 4 years
- Exits Uni 2017
- If lucky, gets on apprentice schemes at bank for 1 year
...leaving his valuable skills with a shelf life of 5 years.
Lets hope the rest of his Uni education can cover the shortfall of the remaining 40 years of his working life.
Caveat: I did Biology and yet worked in IT for 20 years, so pretty much all of the above is bollocks at the end of the day.
Re: Discovery process
"Our Document Management System uses the same codebase and algorithms as our Maps application"
Re: Prove it...
Typical lawyers more like. Only in Lawyer-land would this make sense.
Though I hardly see Apple resisting the use of this tactic.
Virgin Mobile UK has suspended its internet speed cap while it tries to get its network reliability back up to scratch
Don't rush on my behalf. Please. Leave the cap off as long as you like...so far the speed has outweighed the reliability issues.
Where is the line drawn?
Personally, I see no issue with the attached images...a bit of hue, lighting effects and saturation? Still "looks" like the same woman. It's still valid "digital enhancement". Girl in image looks "normal" before or after tweakery.
But what about a mole? One might be ok...but two? or ten? Freckles? freckles come and go naturally, depending on exposure to sunlight...can they be edited back to the "winter" setting?
And what about models who do their own "internal" modifications? Bulgarian airbags being the most notable? Is that still cheating - there wouldn't need to be any digital tweaking, so Dove's criteria could still be met?
Where you actually change the physical characteristic of the model though (digitally or surgically)...that's where the line should be drawn IMO. But I suspect regulation will be near impossible...
It's sentences like this that get deleted three or four times for just these reasons. Only to be replaced with:
"Both Amazon and EA have not responded at this time."
You can never have enough pedantry. It's self-perpetuating in most cases. Including mine, probably.
Re: Prevented millions from accessing their accounts?
9pm at night with no card transactions and no ATM. Anyone out for dinner or drinks using RBS was knackered.
That would limit it to politicians and Traders, as everyone else in the country is too skint to eat out midweek. Then again, the politicians probably wouldn't be paying for it anyway - it's all on "expenses". So it's just the traders then. No biggie.
Tasty indeed...but on my honeymoon I pretty much had venison every night. Chef did a spectacular job, no question there...but after 7 nights of it, I needed "a rest". Venison is not a "consume daily" food - it's quite rich.
Re: Contraceptive dart guns?
Darts? How will matches of 501 help reduce their numbers exactly?
And no shooting? So...poison, snaring, castration, habitat burning, disease introduction, germ warfare and introduction of brutal predators are probably still all ok, right...?
<-- The only way to guarantee rapid numbers reduction is this. There are a few unpleasant side affects mind.
No Fanboi war?
Wait...I thought it was traditional for El Reg threads to descend into a fanboi slagging match?
2 pages in (at time of post) and where's the cafeboi's expletive-ridden "FAIL" messages, and the resulting counter-salvo from the Teatards?
Flame on chaps!
It's not tea until it's got at least six sugars in it, and I'm bouncing off the walls for an hour afterwards.
And semi-skimmed milk??? Good lord, no. Full fat please, with the "straight from the cow" cream-on-top version preferred.
I'm interested in why it's got what looks like old skool LPT printer ports on the right side. The mind boggles as to how near zero temperatures will make this print server(?) work any faster.
Re: Cut the price as far as you want
My main PC is an IMac
My office app is OO & iworks
My photoediting app is Apeture
My browser is firefox
My email client is imail
My current tablet is an iPad
My current phones are iphone and Galaxy Note 1.
For gaming I have a PS3
My PC runs my turbo trainer, and is win7. I have a XP VM, but haven't opened or needed it in 6 months. I don't even have an MS mouse or keyboard.
I haven't bought anything new from MS in many, many months, nor do I see any reason to in the future either. Worse still - I build my family's IT the same way, and MS won't be getting any future business from them either.
This is MS's problem - all traditional *consumer* revenue channels are drying up, as educated people (and their families) find better and/or cheaper alternatives. And with win8/TIKFAM, now the corporates are starting to think that way too.
errr...that would be the WSJ?
Re: ..verry funny article...@ Neil.
Have you used TIFKAM? particularly on a nontouch PC? There are so many fundamental interface/UI fails it beggars belief.
To extend the gas cooker analogy...TIKFAM is a gas cooker that has the main ignite control hidden down the side of the cooker, the gas control dials are hidden under flaps, which themselves have no visible means of operation, and you can only use one hob at a time, unless you lift up the cooker top surface, and attach your own hobs underneath. And there are absolutely no labels or instructions on anything.
Re: Good luck
I'll get your coat.
"You have already activated this jacket the maximum of five times. Please purchase a new jacket, or log onto itunes and deactivate an existing installation before...."
I must try this tactic on my parking tickets I've "forgotten" to pay. I wonder if it will work...
Nothing to see here...
If you forget or refuse to pay a parking ticket, you might find the subsequent admin and penalty fees can equal or exceed the original amount. Forget/refuse again, and expect even bigger penalties.
Admittedly the decimal point moved a few places along the fee figure, but MS is equally is guilty - it got a fine, and "forgot" to pay that fine. So it got penalised. If it forgets again, the next figure will be even larger.
It's all a very simple concept...even if the scale of the figures are considerably larger. Not really a big deal.
However, it is going to be funny seeing how ineffective a popup box will be, given how much the market (and browser shares) have moved on since the original judgement.
Re: The very simple point that everyone has missed...
Re. the amount - IIRC this was decided via a complicated equation involving % market share, MS' declared EU turnover and approximate losses incurred by competitors since the monopoly was established. Though I'm sure the judges will say that's what they did...they probably actually did the "finger-in-the-air-then-double-it" estimation.
Thank you Larry - my downvoters be aware - contactless does not always mean that, nor does it mean germ-free, what with sweat evaporation and air flow. it just needs close proximity. See also telephone microphone speakers - you don't touch that (merely breathe on it), but it's germ heaven.
Wall Street Journal?
Aren't they huge Apple fans...? Enjoy your new/old job...;-)