386 posts • joined Monday 12th September 2011 15:47 GMT
They can avoid tax using the Redknap Plan!
Just deny that you know anything about texting, email, money....in fact anything.... and you too can avoid paying tax!
Now comes with free offer of England Manager's job!
Not slagging the Air...
However, I think Apple could learn something here by including a slip case and maybe even monitor/Ethernet adapters. After all, they aren't the cheapest tin in the world and putting a few extra items (one of which is a protective measure) would put some polish on the product.
RIM can calm down....
...After all, as the UK unrest last year confirmed, they are the phone of choice for rioters and thieves, while still being used by other undesirables such as bankers, lawyers, civil servants....
Work done. Need beer.
Work for those wages or starve/freeze to death? Hmm, now let me think about that 'choice' for a moment.
Besides, you can't have slavery in a Socialist/Communist country. The state manages everything.
That'll be a million users made up of senior Party members, security services and prostitutes serving the aforementioned.
Given that your average rural NorK is eating his neighbour's dog/wiring/rat infestation to stay alive, I'm sure he'll find it comforting to know that his "Comrades" who run the country can get a decent 3G signal.
As I punch in IP addresses etc at work, a keypad is more useful than better speakers.
For a home machine, maybe speakers. But I don't tend to use a laptop for home use. My desktop with a decent set of (old - as in bought with a Pentium III) Yamaha speakers and subwoofer does a better job for gruntwork, while my iPad (though not opposed to other forms or etch-a-sketch) does well on browsing, light media (and in a pinch RDP to the desktop).
Last western hope in space...
Between the bureaucracy of government run space agencies and the greed of the massive corporates, SpaceX looks like the only western space operation who has successfully combined ambition with at least reasonable economics. Good luck to them!
Fail (on my part)
I misread the opening line "A new international consortium" and thought it said "A News International consortium". WHAT? Rupert Murdoch wants to save the world from Asteroid Armageddon (tm)? God help us all....
Dictionary? I don need no stinkin dictionary...
In a foreign land, an English speaker need only talk louder and slower than normal and Johnny Foreigner will understand you.
(Mainly because they're better educated and have English as a second language.)
Gratuitous sex scene?
Paris - she'd be up for it...
A simple measure of her success....
... would be to check her waistline.
I defer to fellow readers as to what units that should be measured in...
"Not the same profit in Linux due to their low number compared to Windows."
This is quite correct and largely for the reasons that YOU explain.
1. It takes more effort to crack a Linux platform than a Windows platfrom (by default - for example, most Windows user tend to run as local admin)
2. The number of Windows PCs vastly exceeds Linux PCs in the wild. I'll ignore servers, as these *should* be hardened)
Result - The cost of effort vs. return on investment (time, skill, materials...) for hacking attacking Linux is much less than Windows. Simple maths. I know defence through obscurity is no defence, but you always attack the biggest target if you want an easy hit.
@chris211 - I agree
A proper legal system for a free country should never enshrine rights in law as this is setting definitions on what a person can do. A free legal system should state what you can't do, not what you can - that road leads to authoritarianism. It also fosters a culture of entitlement, where people think the world owes them certain things without the concepts of responsibility and earning those things.
UK law used to work on this concept, but a combination of a legal industry hellbent on making money combined with misguided 'useful idiot' do-gooders have turned it on its head.
I remember the C16 - a relative bought one. In the UK it went down about as well as tickets for the Titanic. It was well made, but for the price, under powered and lacking in choice (in the UK, the Sinclair Spectrum had the cheaper end pretty much monopolised).
I couldn't have said it better. Both are seperate and respectable occupations that (more so in the engineering case) are too often overlooked and devalued in the UK.
Compare the number of jobless graduate sociologists, media studies and other 'trendy' but generally useless qualifications.
Giving Ives a knighthood for his example is far more deserving than has-been footballers, comedians, union leaders and donors to political parties (left or right).
... and that ring is way too bling.
A cry from a user...
I'm an iPhone user and content with that choice.
However I'm sure I'm not alone in getting sick of these tit-for-tat court battles over tiny features. In the end, the only people it hurts are the consumers who end up with less choice on more expensive phones (the only winners being the lawyers).
We'll end up with phones where each manufacturer will end up with certain trivial, but useful tweaks but not others, in most cases hampering functionality. As no-one has all the ideas (even Apple!), all handsets will be limited in their potential. Ridiculous.
Please don't bother replying with the blame game. I've heard it all before. I'm not defending any of them - this foolishness just needs ending.
A telephone network is essentially transient data - a conversation, or a data link. They don't retain, manage and process actual company information.
As someone who has seen a customer outsource everything from the desktop up and find themselves with an absolute mess, I too am something of a sceptic when it comes to public cloud for anything but very specific requirements (or very straight forward stuff like mail).
Even then, public cloud is more vulnerable than internal alternatives due to unreliable comms, as well as the the element of 'what goes on behind closed doors' at your cloud provider. What shortcuts, dodgy dealing etc goes on? So, yes, it comes down to trust.
It's the late 60s/70s all over again.
I recall the 60s fascination in the west that missiles would make manned aircraft irrelevant. Many fighter designs of the era initially omitted guns as a sign of progress.
Looks like reality is starting to dawn with UAVs. As remote operated vehicles, the link is a weak target - encryption can be broken, signals blocked.
Until AI is perfected (I for one welcome our future robotic masters), a human is still the only reliable(ish) control system.
Don't forget that the British are bought up on a diet of everything should be handled by the state (NHS, benefits, overseas aid...).
So when a wealthy company (who, not being the state, are evil) gives money, it is greeted with cynical responses. It's OK for a footballer to earn millions, but god help a director or owner of a business.
When you have many devices, all bitching about updates, you have a half-meg connection and (if the download doesn't time out), the patches takes hours, then you'll understand the value of speed.
Or when you have kids who want to stream video and play online like their mates but can't.
2mb is fine if you're a little old lady, online shopping and picking up mail. Ofcom's demographic.
As a percentage, a £40m pot is chicken feed. Open source fanboyz may slag off MS, but they handed out £96m last year. Still not great, but twice as generous as 'not evil' Google.
Laugh? Laugh? I nearly cried...
"That's according to Ofcom's latest International Communications Market study, which also determined that take-up in Blighty of broadband services with speeds of at least 25Mbit/s is lagging far behind other countries."
I'd love to have the choice of signing up to a 25Mb service. In fact, I'd even be happy with 2.5Mb (and I live in a city, not some back-of-beyond village- I'd probably get a better chance in the sticks...).
But while toothless Ofcom is busy carrying out Market Studies, BT and Virgin can pretty much get away with what they want, with the market essentially wrapped up between them (at least on the infrastructure/wholesale side)
Now that's scarily cost efficient...
A spy agency spies on a target and gets the target to provision and pay for the data.
I can imagine some beancounter sitting in his office smiling as he strokes his white hairy pussy...
Itards (as you put it) are scared of android-wielding psychopaths. They're a scary bunch, you know ;-)
Would that make them iphonophobes?
Push Androids choice and open architecture then slag off anyone who chooses something not Android. That makes sense....
But 1.5Mb is three times faster than I get and I (allegedly) live in a city, where you'd expect at least *some* level of service.
Mind you, I'm not going to complain as I see my exchange on this list. Who knows, I may get to 2Mb yet...
Hole of Rasilon? Is there a cream for that?
It can, following that argument, suggest that CO2 may not be as big a factor as the CO2 global warming lobby would have you believe.
The earth was at a particularly cool point when the caps formed (poles get less heat from the sun, so they're colder than the equator, of course) and has gradually warmed up since - which is interesting as the CO2 level has ended up as low as it is (or at least was).
As an aside, the problem with the debate is simple - scientists (both pro- or anti-) are struggling to keep opinion out of their analysis. It's almost as bad as religious dogma.
How would we tell the difference?
I'd have added a more Daily Mail reader-esque rant - perhaps a 'THINK OF THE CHILDREN!' line, or would that be over doing it?
Jeez, 'droid fans...
Bitching about whether this guy has signed in as AC or not isn't really the point. He tried Android, didn't like it and went for Apple.
His choice. Grow up and live with it, instead of sniping at the irrelevant. Droid fans insist on how wonderful an open platform is, harping on about choice and yet they can't handle someone going elsewhere.
It's like Linux vs Windows, Xbox vs. PS3, degenerating into childish rants, with little reason.
Whatever happened to...
Good old fashioned point-to-point modems? Perhaps with a secured PC on the end to SSH onto the controller. No new-fangled Internet to worry about.
I doubt bandwidth is needed in this application - its a pump - not exactly streaming HD porn....
A different kind of closed.
The difference is architectural. Windows is a closed, proprietary platform, but you can install what you want on it. In an application sense, Windows as a platform is very 'open'.
iOS is a closed, proprietary platform with a walled-garden approach to apps. The AppStore is tightly policed, so massively reducing the likelihood of malware - on the flipside, the walled garden can be considered as 'closed'.
So, great, it fits in your pocket and looks like a massive, rectangular hernia. I can fit my phone in a shirt pocket if I want, or in a trouser pocket - with other stuff.
You can keep your cinema screen sized handsets.
Bigger is better? Really?
By that reckoning, Apple should just add a phone dialler to the 3G iPad. Dom Jolly was way ahead of his time.
On a more serious note, a good size is subjective. I don't want a massive screen because it means a massive phone. Personally, I'd like to see 4" or less, but going edge to edge on the handset, to keep it small and usable.
More attention needs to be paid on less cluttered interfaces, not masses of icons. Points for effort should go to MS in this regard. WinPho 7 might not be quite there, but the interface shows more effort than a page of icons.
For something more practical....
Let's say you have the better half and two kids, and you need to trade in your pulse-jet Harley, you could always go for a slightly more mundane mode of travel, like a VW Beetle.....
A Jet powered VW beetle. http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/
(Flame - as in out of the back of such jet powered monsters....)
You shouldn't have to....
You pay for a device, you should get support for a device for a reasonable period.
Not all folks have the skill/time to investigate how to do custom stuff like this. While it might be geeky fun to do these things, average people shouldn't have to.
This is what will put people off - and drive people towards brands with better support - like Apple.