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akin to an author copying the chapter titles and topic sentences of an advance copy of a Harry Potter book and then paraphrasing the rest and claiming it as fair use
Seems a bit of a strange interpretation.
As others have noticed if precedent is set it means that house brick making organisations can now claim anything built with its house bricks owes a copyright fee or has breached copyright.
Maybe even power supply unit manufacturers can then sue any device makers for using PSU to power their devices and of course the utility company manufacturing electricity for public consumption will now need to argue it out with the electric cable manufacturers to see who has copyright breaches regarding stuff that is powered by mains electricity.
You humans! Aren't you funny little things?
well done chaps
I don't get it either?
Just suppose for a moment that software was super secure and beyond compromise.
The data are still compromised whenever a pooter becomes connected to anything other than itself (yes including meeces).
It seems a bit Canutian to me
Just like its punters RBS can now say "Sorry - can't pay you at the moment as my bank is acting up."
"Can you come back next year?
I don't think so."
how about Amazon ...
in Spain? At least morally we'd be supporting a nation and people in need and save a few pennies at the same time
Sell your shares in The Apple?
inept uk gov
and even more inept UK Whitehall
From the makers of "An Englishman's home is his castle" corrected to "An Englishman's home is his hovel"
(UK homes are the worst in Europe, and that Europe goes all the way to Russia)
With additional hits such as "The Greatest Debt in the history of the world" and "The best rewarded public servants and elected politicians in the world ever"
"How to die in your own home in abject misery , poverty and freeze to death"
"Don't worry it will soon be over. If you survive you might save 50 quid a year though unless price s go up that is"
Is it not time we dispensed with government and the costs of such soon?
Well it seems that one nation can insist on Google, ISP s etc to do stuff and they do it even if giving the hump.
On the other hand France requests stuff and nobody seems to hear.
Or maybe they do hear but it seems on lines of "so wot France"?
Is the wage cost a tax write off?
Maybe the Minister is being cajoled into making a decision that does not appear in his personal agenda?
If so, where is the urge for DABcoming from?
Who is bigging up a non-issue into something important?
(My taken is that it probably is the same people who prefer to broadcast minority issue sports such as cricket or golf over major interest sports such as IoM. Tsk! Middle class morality again and in charge of treasury funds? Never? Sometimes I wonder if all of those dead soles dying in service in 2 world wars, civilians and other wars included are turning in their graves at the "freedoms" that so exactingly robbed them violently of life)
I wonder how long it will take to shift these?
(I have no pecuniary interest in above)
A biggest fear?
Do you think MS and/or the Apple might be 3 generation concerns?
Some startups blossom, go from founder to founders offspring and start to lose a bit of turnover with increased costs squishing returns to shareholders.
By the time founders offsprings offspring takeover the concern is losing vital viabilties and soon ceases to exist as a separate commercial entity?
Barton upon h?
Why that's accountant territory no?
ARMs new business plan(s)
Develop architectures that will enable super-tablets to excel in limited function devices.
Photoshop type devices
3D type device
And these devices are capable of talking to each other in meaningful and productive ways.
Start from where Archimedes left off and develop a wide ranging device that runs 3rd party software in a reasonably specced ecosystem.
Whitehall speak with forked tongue?
HM Treasury ain't gonna do it.
They need the cash so I'd guess any and all contracts will end up with Treasury biased psuedo-companies.
One way of doing so seems to be the informal "old boy" network and the other is to make procurement processes so difficult to work and/or understand that it is out off reach of most bona fide SMEs
politicians stupid? uh uh baby
Look at the income, pension, hours and perks.
Politicos are intrepid self servers?
Arm and i3?
Interesting but ...
I can't see the point of prolonging OS longer on a small device when iOS and ARM do such a wonderful job anyway.
Maybe a mash up device is interesting from a technical or project perspective and if there is anything singularly and particularly objective what notions of longterm support are likely?
Gigantic? Gigantic you say?
Have you seen yon thing yonder in Qatar?
bugger! I thought Merika was the land of the free, home of the brave and champion of free enterprise and free trade
S'not my fault, I just believed what I was told?
Can't we just rejoice in its heroic beauty without getting into a twat of an argument?
If it rains will a great big cover made of cotton cover us?
PS: don't be coy girls?
On the other hand it seems a particularly well targeted attack possibly demonstrating the intention of the hackers brief?
You need to remember that some IT managers are quite under qualified and feel insecure about their post in a difficult economic climate.
Appointing a new grad rather than someone already in the system or shimmied across from a sister organisation might not be a good idea.
it will be Furby for the kids and Android tablets for the adults no?
You r awl rong
You are all wrong and exhibit classic tendencies that cling on to the old order.
The old order mish-mashed together Intel, Microsoft and IBM.
The new order mish-mashes together ARM and whoever, Android and whoever, insert name of your favourite assembler here and chip set.
While aeons ago some hardware and software combinations were described as means of democratising something (desktop publishing, web publishing, image editing, video editing and animation creation, ... ) welcome to the new world, the new era in which hardware, software and firmware have just been democratized.
And know what?
For some it hurts.
It really, really hurts.
And then, of course, there are China, Brazil, India and Russia.
What might they bring to this market of much reducing Wintel influence (assuming that there is some form of independence therein)?
First of all, Intel does catch-up very easily and surpasses even swifter but that makes it all the more playful to:
IHemorroid - new Android competing OS that really is a pain in the a**e?
I too used Apple kit and longingly look back to a time not so long ago when my MacBook Pro, iPhone and Mac Pro were all wondrously synced and MobileMe did a thoroughly good job.
I used to have an iPAQ too and wondered how such a small device did so much so very, very well.
And MS then HP sort of ignored it into obscelecence.
I've just bought into Android and no have my fingers crossed. It is rather wonderful and I am amazed at the range of functionality for so little squids.
Which all goes to show that if the Apple decided to do a base model without all of the cosmetics with a minimum of 32 GB memry at a price on par with Nexus 7 then it would be a world beater?
But who wants to be a world beater?
On the other hand: is the world ready for an economically inspired iDevice?
Huh! Don't believe any of that at all!
The Tardis doesn't need you to be superfit n healthy.
Just watch any of the episodes (the Earth bound ones) and you'll also see that the whole cluster of dwellings can be carried in the Tardis and (it is a really big A-N-D) with its time warping features the Tardis could arrive on Mars a few days before it set of from Earth.
I seem to recall a rather rebellious group of individuals proposing a USD replacement currency based on GOLD.
It seemed to the proposers that a Gold based worldwide currency is far more reliable than a single nation based currency.
Well, I can't say for sure
I suppose software and its marketing does deserve to evolve but somewhere in all that mix is the "early adopters" syndrome.
In the older and apparently soon to be phased out model early adopters more or less knew (but without formally being notified or knowing if you know what I mean) that any glitches would be smoothed out in a .1 release update service pack thingy.
Where will early adopters now gain syndrome shattering confidence?
Cost analysis ...
... and guilt by association therefore guilty seem to be the main themes in this thread.
Guilt by association therefore guilty
Bitcoins, pedos, tax evadors, tax avoiders, terrorists, ... , therefore all in the same group therefore guilty.
While it saves money to take no action then take no action until it costs more to do nothing and then take action?
It will be an emotional time for all really.
Maybe just part of the human experience rather than MS experience.
Besides which staying with a single organisation for so long can make for lots of emotional investment/baggage.
Were it the Ancient Greeks who thought it profound to weep?
Is it secure?
Has it been risk assessed and where are its weak points?
Pragmatic and/or/nor Theoretical
I suppose that, as with most things technical, there are theoretical considerations and pragmatic considerations.
If so, the dichotomy can blur or give rise to false understandings? For example:
Suppose I make chips, electronic circuitry stuff and I have a way to put some semiconductors together that might have an appeal to people involved with electronic games (hardware, firmware, software, assembler and customer oriented). It makes their stuff run better, look better and gives their customers a more moving experience and, well, they can charge more than the competition or other not possessing that technology or one similar to it.
So rather than make the extra bit available for free on every chip I make I ensure it is lockable and only people buying the right to use that bit of silicon will get the key. No copyright = no key.
The model makes sense to me because I can charge royalties on top of a general "copyright fee". If you want to buy copyright you can but then I also need a "royalty fee" for every instance of potential (emphasis on potential) use that might be made of that copyrighted, royalty accessed technology hidden behind an electronic and legal lock.
It's how I make my money dood?
The trouble is that TUPE tends to be abused by all parties.
For example, when a company loses a contract to supply services. What sometimes happens (and almost all of the time in the public sector) is that the same employees with the same jobs, incomes and priveleges remain in position while a sort of rebranding operation takes place.
In the UK publicly funded sector this usually takes the form of the local council creating an arms length managed organisation (ALMO?) that tranfers stuff while the council retains ownership through it being the single share holder.
Of course, human nature being what human nature is it also means that undue influence and breaches of data exist for most of the time as the entities are not truly separate and distinct (although one may be forgiven for thinking it is so for it is indeed the perception the ALMO and the holding organisation wish to convey).
Basically a case of "Here, look at the new kids on the block doing new things in new ways" when it really is "same old, same old with mega-financed spin factors"?
ROI: has anyone costed in the cumulative effect of all of this costly computer costliness?
It just shows us that while mankind can truly cock things up bigtime (eg Fukushima) nature will always win when it comes to maximal disruption with equally maximal surprise no?
Hmm - but!
Re: So true
Life has always been challenging no?
Remember running from the 'saurs?
Tsk! Don't be silly!
Everyone nose that we in the UK don't have spies. We have intelligence operators who gather intelligence AND we have James Bond.
Other nations have spies and you can tell them easily because they do things like wear shoes and when you click the heals together sharp (as in really, really manhood piercingly sharp) metal blades flick out from the toes of the shoes.
We in the UK need to have a first-line, frontline means of defense against such peoples.
Re: @Don Jefe
<Homer Simpson said it best: "Beer, the source and solution of all my problems">
Why won't Mr Simpson stand for president?
I am sure he would make a great President and help to encourage the rest of humanity to love all things Merikan?
Sometime in the future ...
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I wonder what that magma might do if the weight of melting ice starts a bit of uplifting around the calder (or anywhere in the vicinity really)?
You earthlings really do need your Doctor no?
(oops I meant the other one - not the James Bond variant)
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