1871 posts • joined Tuesday 4th October 2011 20:11 GMT
The fine is really a tap on the wrist followed by a wink and a smile....
Samsung just pay more in bribes than HTC can afford.
Re: Time I think
Scary when you think most of this new Surface is old stuff repackaged.
Re: Already seen this
I've had the HMRC emails, around 7 of them and it was only because of the spelling mistakes I realised they were dodgy.
The majority of Android users can only dream of an update, unless of course they buy a new phone!
Fantastic, no need to save up for a pension, might as well spend it now!
Re: A neat trick but
Buy decent up to date phone £600
300 mins 1000 texts 500 data £12 inc per month on 12 month sim only contract
Total cost over two years £788
Same phone locked on contract £100 handset plus £39 per month over two years £1,036
Additional benefit is that I can change my phone every year, sell the old one and get up to 50-60% value back.
In fact this year sold an old 2 year old but immaculate iPhone 4S for £190 so that cost of phone and sim only contract over two years is now
£598 total cost over 2 years.
If I had sold my iPhone 5 instead of giving it to my wife I could have reduced the cost by another £150.
Re: Sensible approach or is it?
Today, tracking for 999 calls,
Tomorrow legislation introduced for compulsory phone tracking... Even better than an identity card.
Ok so it's obvious that they do this already, under the table, off the books but it's only used to 'keep us safe'
Or is it?
Re: Things that are forever ...
Really? They could be seen 'before deletion from the servers.'
You actually mean 'under national laws we are obliged to keep ALL information accessible to law enforcement agencies and anyone who wants to have a look for a period of no less than 6 years, though in certain circumstances we can insist on this information being kept forever.'
Re: As an educated Yank ...
Ebooks? After a study revealed the UK has one of the worst literacy rates in 16-24 year olds in the developed world. They need to stick with cheap and nasty plastic toys or might even be better off giving away free copies of the Sun.... Though that might be a bit too taxing on them.
Re: Is there really any need for pathetic name-calling like this?
A rather racist statement, he is Pakistani/Kenyan whose parents immigrated to Scotland in the 1960's.
However he has never had a real job in his life, after studying Politics at Glasgow University he worked for Bashor Ahmad SNP as a researcher. He is one of those career politicians that has no real experience other than living in the political bubble of politics which pretty much includes the whole bloody lot of them from lands end to john o groats.
However little trust I have in the USA I would rather them oversee the Internet than the numerous little 'democratic' republics who will all jockey for position to try and influence and take control.
If it is put in the hands of a world organisation then just look at the EU and the UN to see how it would suck up expenses and how agreement would be impossible to reach.
Re: Payday loan companies......
In an honest society politicians would have looked at this and said no, they would have banned payday loan sharks.
I wonder how many of our Politicos sit on the boards of these businesses, as we have seen before they tend to have their snouts in the trough where money is being made.
No right minded individual would allow it.... Brown envelope sir.
We used to have proper policeman who would deal with this, now we have a politicians grand idea, just like the Borders and immigration lot. Within 5-6 years it won't be fit for purpose so anothe politician will give it a name change and make a bit deal about it.
Re: Seriously now....
Oooooh, the FBI bods will be quaking in their shoes.....
A moot observation
A planet that may or may not be made of diamonds 40 light years away....
By the time we develop the technology to get there diamonds will probably have no value anymore, the world will have been consumed by the Sun and if any human beings were lucky enough to have survived or moved on they will be more concerned about survival than making a dash to grab a hand full of stones.
Set top boxes does a person need? Our TV's will all be having HDMI overload.
Didn't know they had anything worth stealing anymore.
Re: The ITC moves too slowly for it to matter either way
Whichever way you look at it, even if you squint standing on your head looking through the bottom of a green wine bottle in a dark room, it still smacks of favouritism and protectionism.
How ridiculous, there have been countdown timers for Christmas, Birthdays etc in the app stores.
You might even be tempting fate, and fate does not like being tempted...
Watch out for that bu......s.
Funny how people who knew him liked him and people who never knew or even met him hated him.
Didn't put us into a recession, didn't lay off thousands of people, didn't repossess houses...
The Banks and their ilk did that.
This will confuse out brethren from across the pond.
It will be necessary to explain to them that faggots can be:
An archaic unit of measurement for bundles of sticks used for burning heretics, witches were generally drowned.
Is traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes bread crumbs, popular in the Midlands as a warming dish.
The author is not anti-gay or promoting the burning of homosexuals, also the word minced is not to do with they way a person walks.
In this day and age things need to be explained to prevent arrest and litigation.
Re: That's a good one!
I could justify a lot of things but I'd be arrested for them.
Obvious this was going to happen wasn't it.
Now let's get the legal process started......
There would have been a little more respect had they put their hands up and said,
"Yes it is true, we do cheat, but so does everyone else".
A Free gun with every policy
Obama missed a trick here, he should have offered a free assault rifle with every Obamacare Policy...
The Republicans would have been running to vote for that....
The people that make up the rules are in charge....
At times like this the freedom of the press and the freedom of the judiciary from interference from the legislature is essential.
Unfortunately the judiciary increasingly has its strings pulled by the legislature and does what it is told.
For now the press is still free, but how long before Government changes the rules and legislates to change this. Imagine that after the Leveson inquiry the biggest advocate for press control, the Labour Party get into power, they could dictate what can and what cannot be printed by the papers.
It's like watching an alcoholic drink themselves to death.
Not comfortable viewing at all.
A Phoenix will rise from the ashes.....
As usual the 'leaks' begin before the product is announced, generating interest and speculation which is all that Apple desires. It's Advertising Jim Apple style............
A retina style display is actually sufficient, a more than retina style display on a standard laptop screen, 15", 13", 11'" etc really makes no difference to what you see, 336ppi are seen no differently from 666ppi, but as someone else commented Apple scales better than Windows.
We will probably see a 1000ppi 11" screen in a few years but for what purpose?
I'm more interested in colour reproduction, light and reflections than I am with the pixels per inch.
It's a bit like this FAD for 3D, it's not necessary, doesn't enhance a crap film any more than if it were on a normal screen and imposes restrictions on the way you have to view it.
All it gives is bragging rights.
Why bother, spend the money on the production.
3D is dying, why bother? Rather than spend the money on this niche market and the few people who have the TV's spend the money on the production and story and make it great.
It has been the intentional drip feeding of the removal of the expectation of privacy over a number of years that has led the public to sleep walk into this situation.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others all present an outwardly respectable face of a competent business, yet at the same time chipping away at our expectations of privacy. They claim our data is protected and the more they were trusted the more they were able to take. The public went along with it, well you had to if you wanted to be part of it.
Now of course, we have seen the other side of the coin, not only is out private information used to profile each an everyone of us but Governments caught on pretty quickly that information is power and control in this electronic data age. Instead of a product or commodity they use fear and the carrot of keeping us safe as an excuse.
The only way to fight back is to withdraw from society and disappear, which is pretty much impossible.
Governments will never stop, mainly because they can never be trusted because their whole sense of being is to stay in power and to do this they need leverage. They will legislate to the very ends of the earth to keep the little people in check. They will bury the secrets even deeper than before, so deep that even whistleblowers will think that there is nothing to blow the whistle on.
Nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear?
Time to start wearing my tinfoil hat.
There will always be a cost... To the 'customer'.
Stick with 3G and chill out if you lose your signal, it's not the end of the world having to wait a few minutes.
The Aussies are still sore about losing......
'We know about that bug'
But the bug was still there!
Ok I believe you this time... Not.
Another couple of years, loop holes will be closed....
Governments are frightened of big businesses, they are the ones that pull the strings.
Re: Hunting trolls? You're doing it wrong!
Only if they are not American...
Re: Landfill iPhones for Landfill Windows Phones
Trade for a Nexus 4?
That could have won the best joke at the Edinburgh Festival....
Let's be realistic, we will wipe ourselves out one way or another, meteor, virus, bacteria, atomic war, super nova, alien invasion.....
What's so worrying when a bit of global warming is thrown into the mix?
Really? I mean really?
Do you think I'm stupid or what?
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