1871 posts • joined Tuesday 4th October 2011 20:11 GMT
Their history with mobile phones there will be no upgrade path to the next incarnation. Maybe they will take a page out of the Android book in that if you want to upgrade you have to buy new.
One to avoid or not?
Re: Texting whilst driving leads to arrest
Yes but he didn't quite manage to send the last text before he killed the guy. He was still in the process of writing it. Being a Peer has its advantages when claiming 'honesty'.
The interview he made tells a different story.
Re: Tested a drivers skill...
Texting and driving then killing an innocent motorist is an imprisonable offence, just ask Lord Ahmed the peer who spent '16 days' in prison for that very offence.
Of course had he been drunk at the time he may have got an extra couple of days before his pals in the legal system got his sentence reduced. It should be noted that it appears he claims it was a Jewish conspiracy that put him into jail rather than the fact that he drove texted and killed a person.
We will have to see whether this is true and the statement he made on an Asian television channel actually happened though he has no recollection of the interview.
If one of the little people did this they could expect 3 years in prison, but hey, being a Peer of the Realm has its perks does it not.
LG? Didn't know they still made phones, but hey will this set off another round of patent wars now that LG got theirs on the market first?
You will need two handed dexterity to use this beastie.
They are all at it, there is no surprise here. The real surprise is that it has taken so long to find out what they are up to.
As practiced in the UK?
I was amazed when a Spar shop here in the UK introduced a fingerprint and palm reader to be used as a clocking on and clocking off device. Apparently it was common practice to sign friends in if they were late now of course it is no longer possible...... Until now....
As an entrepreneur I will now market my silicon hand modelling kit through crowd sourcing. Investors may now que up and give me their money.
Re: good thing I don't bank there ...
If it was a Government initiative it would be definately be doomed to fail, however in the private sector it has a better chance of success.
Re: As much as that!
The legal system must be seen to be doing something!
The punishment is akin to saying 'Well boys will be boys'.
Yeah, Fake Calls
The 999 system here is abused a lot, if they use Twitter for emergency calls the poor Japanese will be up and down their hillsides like mountain goats.
There is also a chance that the emergency message never gets read having disappeared in a morass of inane boring, insignificant and self important posts from people who have inane, boring and insignificant self important lives.
Maybe it is a sign that people are becoming bored with social media, or they have all been arrested by the Chinese authorities for making the wrong kind of comments?
Though its pretty much the same as Facebook statistics.
Fantastic, I can now play SimCity!
But how will a driverless delivery truck knock on your door to tell you the delivery has arrived?
Re: Operators Licence?
You have to remember one thing here, in Britain we tend to follow all the rules sent down to us by the law makers.
Johnny Foreigner on the other side of the channel tends to stick his finger up in the air and shout Je t'encule les rosbifs!
Re: Could insourcing be the real cause of the decline of IT support services?
Absolutely, the decline is the result of businesses failing to invest in home grown talent because they can get it a few pence cheaper on the other side of the world.
The really sad point behind this is that the university education system here in Britain produces some of the best graduates in the world who are then unable to get a job or have to take on a job that bears no relationship to the studies they have undertaken.
Government policy could change this by insisting Government contracts can only be given to those who keep at least 80% of jobs within these shores. Instead they feed this outsourcing problem by taking the lowest common denominator which never actually fulfils the contract because the services are of such poor quality.
Every Government for the last 50 years has been responsible for selling off or allowing to be sold off our industries. The younger generations, the children of this country are being failed by these politicians and the politicians should be ashamed. Bunch of cretins that they are.
Wages are so low here I'd not be surprised if the country was being eyed up as an alternative manufacturing and outsourcing zone.
Re: Easy modelling
Yes but if like me you have tried to play the game for three days without success, the sea rise modelling will be too late as it will already have happened.
Granted, but did anyone nip round to the low lying Pacific Islands and ask the inhabitants there if they thought they were losing a bit of beach?
Somehow I don't think that Global communications were of such great quality in that time period that anyone else was asked if they had a problem?
A clip on speaker? Almost like a Bluetooth ear piece? Except that it is bulky, everyone can hear both sides of the conversation and doesn't match the outfit. Hmmm
I really have to think of something bizarre and make money out of fools that believe it possible. I know I'm going to invent an invisibility cloak! Now give me your money.
That's just like a gentle tap on the back of a hand. Small pocket change, the legal system must be seen to be doing something, but really they are being let off.
Why not a link to a web data base ((Facebook perhaps) and with facial recognition and tagging that will automatically pull up compromising or naked pictures of who you are looking at. Of course the software will necessitate a male female filter just in case.
Now where can I buy one.
Re: I smell fudge!
Not a fudge just a minor manipulation of figures to get the answer they desire
In common parlance it's called 'being fixed'.
Delivered today, impossible to play as it continually requests that I install the game. After 4 hours of trying I gave up, went back at midnight, still nothing.
Have decided to return the Game and already printed out the return label to Amazon.
Re: Lithium chemistry is problematical!
Sounds like they got a job lot of used Sony and Dell laptop batteries on the cheap.
At 25,000 feet above the Pacific this would have been a problem....
It all depends on what kind of usage limits the children have. That's down to parental responsibility. If you just leave them to it without supervision don't be surprised if they learn nothing except the lyrics from a Bieber song.
And they wonder why employees turn up to work armed to the teeth and start shooting?
Re: Where to go?
Apple invest in their own screen production plant using some of the small change from their stash of cash and make their own. Sharp and Samsung lose 30% of their screen income.
Not that would be a story.
They found this 'problem' and then produced a marketable phone/ firewall!
In the real world is this really an issue or is this just scare mongering to help sell a product?
He has a point about privacy
You might also find that Google Glasses becomes synonymous with being a pervert.
It probably wont be long before the headlines might read, 'man found filming girls wearing GGlasses' or something far worse.
Laws will be passed banning their use in the workplace, public areas etc.
There will be random mob attacks on people wearing glasses because of the slightest suspicion that they are up to no good.
Finally the Daily Mail,will campaign to ban them completely.
Governments all over the world would love to do be able to do this. How long before many get their way?
Re: Fine, but......
.... where does the money actually go ?
Goes into paying the expense accounts of all the Eurocrats.
Hand print recognition on a cashpoint. I hope it comes with a role of handy wipes.
On any given day, 80% of population pick their noses, 59% do not wash their hands after going to the toilet, 30% are contagious with colds, flu and the norovirus and they are just a few of the ailments that you are likely to pick up.
Tax cyclists, not only do they breath more but they hold up cars, forcing drivers to accelerate past them increasing CO2.
Tax caravans as they create more CO2 with their gas bottles and the increased fuel consumption towing them.
Tax sex, increased laboured breathing during and then having the munchies afterwards using up vital resources .
Tax going for a sh*t for the production of greenhouse gasses and the loss of work productivity.
Tax tax just to be pedantic about it.
Here in the UK we have this merry go round
We see the migratory CEO phenomenon, but not within the same company. It's usually CEO' s employed by the public sector local authorities and banks who get massive payouts when they fail in their role, then the old boys network picks them up and finds them a similar job in the industry, pays them ridiculous amounts of money even with their poor track records. Their reputation is then 'bigged up' until they fail again and walk away with a massive payout and perks. Cue the merry go round again, and again and again.
New Zealand judges generally have the balls to say it as it is, but sadly I think there has been a bit of political pressure from very high up brought to bear on this case.
I'm sure that when it gets to the next stage of appeal the higher court will do what is right and demand ALL the evidence.
Face it, if they are allowed to get away with this then the USA need only point a finger and say 'we got evidence so send him here' and that will be that, New Zealand the next new state to join after the UK admission.
Here in the UK our judges lack the balls to stand up for what is right and it would be nice to see NZ stick two fingers up and tell the US to FO.
Re: One thing for certain...
They say it will take until 2016, then in June 2013 there will be a press release to tell the world something amazing is on its way, right here right now, and hey presto they will unveil it a few weeks later.
It's not what you would call pocket money is it?
Get a better phone and buy a quality cover.
Re: I have to admire his honesty
"On behalf of the entire Groupon Board, I want to thank Andrew for his leadership, his creativity and his deep loyalty to Groupon."
With a nice big pay off for failing with a failing concept.
This was forecast
This was forecast when they started, an unsustainable business model that does not make profit but increases losses year after year.
One interesting thought, how much do those at the top put in their pockets, bet the directors are getting nice bonuses and drive expensive cars. Still when it fails I am sure they will be protected, but I bet those who had already bought vouchers and the businesses that bought into the scheme will be the ones out of pocket.