2090 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
He'll wish he had kept his mouth shut!
Re: Good idea
One technique I use, when asked to press 1 etc I do nothing, just talk to myself then wait for a minute as the phone connects me to a person. Some call centres have caught on to this and disconnect, but many do not and assume you may be disabled and put you through to a person.
Re: Yeah, but ...
Does it come with a built in app tune that rings, mug mug mug mug mug mug mug mug.....
Gosh they are certain to sell them by the million...
Re: '...releases an album of "motivational business music".'
It leaves me speechless...
Re: Should be simple; or should it?
Yes the new rules state that anyone using Google Glass will be required to paint their skin green, wear a orange pointy hat and yellow fluorescent jacket with the words 'I'm watching you' printed in large letters front and back.
They will also be required to get a signed disclaimer from anyone they tag in the street.
Mine too, just to stick it to the arseh*les who run the European Union.
Re: Pardon my cynicism but...
This is another case of throwing money at so called IT because it is the only and most important industry in the world.........
This shows up all that is wrong with Government understanding of IT, where they see the panacea for all ills is another technology park and that higher speed Internet will transform our economy and lives.
Great, so we can download a job application or porn film in a couple of seconds, that will make so much difference.
They want to invest in manufacturing a bit more... Lets start making things again.
Re: Quite Cheap
Of course there will be extras involved........
Now that is a good idea, but it is not free is it?
They have done nothing wrong and are just following the rules.
Just following the rules got almost all out MP's off the hook over their expenses.
It's a great get out of jail for free card to play.
In the UK the thinking is also that the IT sector is the most important industry in the country, the industry as a whole gets quite a number of benefits.
The Australians have hit the nail on the head, the industry is no more important than any other.
While IT is complimentary to many things, in itself it is useless unless applied to other uses....
It has a symbiotic relationship with the world, if it crashed and died overnight the world will still survive, mostly.
Two years baby
Samsung will become bigger than Android, two years from now they will ditch it and run their own proprietary software, close the door and put up the walls.
Just you wait and see.
I like the simplicity of iWorks, suits me sir.
Office has its plus points but it is so big and bloated, can anyone really say they need so many features?
It used to be
I'd buy a new computer to play the latest and greatest games. Now even many of the basic computers can play the latest games. Hardware has outpaced software so there is now no need to buy new or upgrade.
The only thing manufacturers are offering is thinner laptops at high prices.
Couple that with a reluctance by the masses of not wanting to relearn windows with win 8....
Why the surprise at the news?
Re: What goes around...
Silly comment from you about the chickens way out, I'm assuming you are trolling to feed your immature self importance. Still you are obviously not a 'chicken ' are you? Hiding behind your @AC. Still there are morons in all walks of life that we have to put up with.
Many people suffer from depression brought on by internal and external factors. When a coping system breaks down it can have significant implications as it did here.
Re: It's something.
Uncomfortable is it is, I can understand the need to protect witnesses.
If redacting the names also means redacting the information then the whole exercise in openess is futile. One other point is that it would not be necessary to redact information corresponding to those who have already been outed in the press.
It's always easy to make the rules when you are in charge.
I wouldn't mind them being exempt from tax if they stopped hiding their profits by using a system of loans.
Obviously this is not illegal, but it is tax avoidance, underwritten by the Government.
It leave a bad taste in the mouth when you consider the hidden profits the company makes.
The problem with Sony is that it is a typical Japanese company run by a committee, everything has to be done by consensus, whereas for true innovation you need a dictator at the helm.
I do concede that they came up with a few good world beating ideas in the past, but now they have lost their way.
Apple now appears to be emulating them....
Couldn't agree more but that's why the service is so cheap.
So, pandering to a niche audience of 0.000000000098 of the worlds population will bring immense rewards...
They want to use my data I have no problem, so long as they pay me £100 each time for the privilege.
It's been tried so many times and it has failed so many times.
The biggest problem is that it is such a niche and expensive product not enough people will want to buy it to make it profitable.
A car can be efficient, an aircraft can be efficient but a car/aircraft is a compromise. Another dead end.
Find an excuse, shout loudly enough and someone might believe you.
Re: Oh yes?
Without the authority and the go ahead of those in charge this wouldn't happen. Someone allows it to happen, whether directly or in turning a blind eye...
With all the revenue
It gets by selling my details on to all and sundry, it should offer me a free phone for just being on Facebook. In fact what about an annual return?
Re: Because ...
Regulation defeats the object of what it was set up for.
Regulation=Demise of bitcoin
Pure and simple coercion.
Jail time perhaps?
Re: Wow, what an ingenious fix!
I thought there was a law against changing or making a law to victimise someone who has not done anything wrong but in the eyes of the Government needs to be subdued and punished.
I also thought this only happened in the old corrupt banana republic counties which are still dotted here and there.
Re: No Good Can Come From This
You might be able to afford one, but then you need to keep it maintained, this in turn will generate a mass of paperwork that no normal householder will want to deal with.
A minimum 53 hours of flying tuition, a number of exams to pass, including a radio licence, meteorology etc, then further training and exams for an IMC or IR to fly in cloud and regular checks. Renewal of licence every two years, medicals, and more frequent medicals as you get older.... Checks that make the annual MOT for your car look petty...
Heard it all before, it becomes a rich mans toy, a few are made and then the manufacturer goes bust.
Agreed, anything standard essential should be taken out of the patent equation. It is after all a combined effort of manufacturers and other agencies that set the standard, therefore if it becomes the norm it should be available to the public for a peppercorn fee or for free..
Re: Perhaps this explains
And then you woke up and found it was all a dream!
Re: No network = No Work
So how did people do their work before the advent of a network?
There were a lot less excuses such as 'I can't do that, the computer is down' and less use of social media during the working daymso maybe they will get more productivity out of the work force.
An example is here on El Reg, most posts occur during the working day.
Also, it is safe to say that if you post an insult to the least productive of the working population, namely Government employees and Civil Servants, you can say what you want about them after 1:30pm on a Friday without fear of being downvotes. They're all on their way home by then.
Re: More Suggestion than Paul McKenna
There is always someone who wants to knock the facts when Apple turns up trumps.
It's not difficult to install Windows on a Mac with bootcamp and also run Parallels in parallel. The instructions are simple and advice is all over the Internet.
Question why people do this, well you get the best of both worlds, with a Win7 install you don't have to lose all your existing software if you buy an Apple computer.
The difference is also probably due to the fact that Windows computers are made by so many manufacturers, if you look at the reviews comparing them, some are good and some not so good, some are high end and some are low end, some have quality components some have generic parts.
So it is not a surprise.
Re: What do you expect
I agree, and the only way to recent the hacking..... Get rid of the computers and go back to pen and paper.
It's Kodak Jim, but not as we knew it!
They are in the sh*t.
As with the term 'unlimited' to the average man in the street it means exactly that. Un known to everyone else the ISP's have many definitions of unlimited broadband....
Unlimited (but only for a short period)
Unlimited (but only if you don't go over your limit)
Unlimited (fair usage, but we don't define what fair usage is)
Unlimited (until we change our minds)
Unlimited (is really a finite number but we will let you know)
Unlimited (do you honestly believe there is such a thing)
Unlimited (we tied you into a contract so fcuk you when we change the rules)
Unlimited ( it was in the small print, page 1323, section 895 subsection 55, para 69, appendix 3 and if you failed to read it, well it's tough cheese)
So the moral of this is ISP's lie through their teeth, and will say anything to entice you in because that is the way they do business.
Oh have you heard the one about their promised 8GB broadband speed?
The USA was responsible
For forcing women into prostitution, courtesy of all the secret wars, support of dictators, overt wars and other back door shenanigans that they were involved in over the years.
Their administration has a lot to answer for.
Re: Nice looking hardware
Are you kidding? It is the fuggliest thing I have seen in a long time.....
Re: Stupidest Reg story ever?
So there you have it, someone might hack your Glass and give you the wrong directions, or worse still play you a Justine Beiber video while you are enjoying a coffee and talking to your friends.
This is truly life threatening.....
Re: Dangerous thinking ..
Erosion of your rights by Big Brother who thinks he knows what is best for you.
We live in dangerous times.
Re: Sounds like the author is committing the same sin
'You can't predict future performance from the past.'
Yes but history has many lessons that can be learnt.
If you have shares in RIM sorry Blackberry sell them now because there is a nutter in charge and he is hearing voices...
Is this really true space flight? Is this true sub-orbital?
At the moment, depending on whose view it is, space can be anywhere from 50 miles high to 100 miles high.
While you may be able to see the black, the curvature of the earth and experience a semblance of weightlessness, no organisation has actually done forward with a space 'standard' height.
Could the claims a of this space flight fall foul of the advertising standards commision?
Just a thought.
Simple to strip out identifying features of a hoot, claim you searched for info , couldn't find any so used it anyway.
A theft charter I think. Unless it impacts the luvvies brigade there will be no Leveson enquiry.
Who will buy
Now with all the social security benefit cuts in the UK they will sell very few here, the market being restricted to rich people and Members of Parliament expenses.
Re: Defies Belief.
Sites like this in China only exist with the permission of the authorities.
Facebook may take the page down but just a few hours exposure may get the message out to thousands.
Re: What exactly do they think they are going to change?
I think you are missing the point, they were after all elected so jokers or not, there are people out there who have the democratic right of choice.
To get those seats a fair few must have voted.
Remember, when the Icelandic banks failed, they wee bailed out predominantly by Britain and a few others.
When asked to repay the money they had a referendum and said no.
That is real democracy, though not the kind of lip service one we have here in th UK.
This is just like
This is just like trying to control the weather.......
If it is going to rain it will rain no matter what you do.
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