1447 posts • joined Tuesday 4th October 2011 20:11 GMT
Yeah but it's worth going for it and giving it a try, don't you think.
I believe that there's a job vacancy now though.
Do they ever learn?
The use of Blackberrys In other Forces failed to make any impact and failed to make the beat bobby more efficient in his work. It became a vanity project that failed in the execution.
Now another force, not having learnt the lesson wants to spend extra on tablets, the outcome will of course be the same. It actually reduced efficiency before and it will again.
Chief Constables always think that technology is the be all and end all, yet I'd rather have a policeman who turns up. Now he will be weighed down by a flaming tablet. That will certainly slow him down in sprint to catch a fleet of foot offender. Another half kilo hanging from his belt.
I can only conclude that watching a film on a Blackberry, while sitting in a lay by waiting for a speeder caused complaints about the quality of the screen. Now of course they are demanding retina screens for better viewing. In the older days they used to catch criminals pretty regularly and even turned up to crime scenes. Now they tend to take their time, turn up days later or ask that you come in to report the crime.
Now I know the reason why, they are all playing on their mobile phones or new tablets and the fact that what they have to carry is so heavy they only swan around in cars.
Justify their position
Well they do have to justify the billions that are lavished on them by every EU member country.
What else would we be paying our extra taxes for except to oil the wheels of the EU bureaucracy?
So you want to leave all you data on the cloud?
Rethink time methinks.
The more features and the bigger a tv is the less it is used as a tv. If I bought a monster all singing and dancing tv, I'd never get the opportunity to watch it. Hence my basic flat screen 32" Sony keeps the wailing masses away and allows me to watch Great Railway Journeys in peace and without disturbance.
Apple will still have to post a $100,000,000 bond to the courtnfornthe injunction that is payable to Samsung should Apple lose the case. but how much would Samsung really lose if the phone is delayed until next year?
Yep, keeps them out of the market till after Christmas
Maybe that's the ploy, maybe it's a legitimate claim.
We shall see next year in March when the trial starts.
In the mean time......
Re: Ye gods.
Calm down Billy Boy this is just pre trial ban. Once the proper hearings have taken place you may find things change. Unless of course the Judge has an iPhone!
Maybe if you become the face of Capita your job will be safe.
Quick apply apply apply.
Re: Holy Crap!
I had to sit down in case I fainted!
GOV to IT supplier
But don't worry, your contract will have a a nice compensation clause in it. So you can't lose!
Three years from now there will be a delay, then another delay, then a delay to rehash things to catch up with new technology, then another delay. In the meantime costs will rise, they will go over budget, then go cap in hand asking for more money, because it is so complex and difficult.
8 years later, it will still not be finished, a new supplier will take over and claim it has to be completely redone. more money will be spent, the projects will then be cancelled and more money will be paid to pay off and compensate the suppliers. The new government will blame the old one.
Real Government IT projects always End in the same way.
How many times do they have to bring out a restored, digi updated amazing, new issue, with unseen footage, widescreened, HD'ed version of old mediocre films. Stick th the originals, how it was made and should look films. They tend to be better when unaltered.
Airlines are the worst for this.
Low advertised cost of the seat, then factor in baggage tax, debit card tax, airport tax, flight time tax, pre-booking tax, extra legroom tax, and a ticket that is advertised for £25 suddenly becomes £150.
That's probably why, as in my case with Flybe, the advertised cost went up by almost 600%.
If they were more open about it less people would book but less would cancel the booking process.
INFAMY! INFAMY! THEY'VE ALL GOT IT INFAMY!
They exploit but claim to be ethical.
Isn't this where the consumer/manufacturers of rare earths do not care where the minerals come from?
Ethical procurement takes a second place to the final product.
The large Corporations insulate themselves by using numerous middlemen and other supply chain organisations that they are unable to say where the product came from, with any certainty. This is of course intentional.
Especially when you consider that rare earths might come from war zones, dictator led countries and places where child labour poor or non existent pay and slave labour is exploited.
The likes of Samsung, Apple, Dell, Asus, Acer, HTC, in fact, all manufacturers like to hold a clean pair of hands in the air.
But they are not really clean are they? Still we get what we want don't we?
True, unless they begin to charge a fee for access then the only way to make money is by advertising. But it doesn't take a genius to see that advertisers will eventually get wise to the fact that the return is so small on Facebook advertising. The audience get so used to them they don't see them anymore.
Then they will have to up the game with pop ups that you have to click to get rid of, so the audience then gets a pop up blocker. It becomes a war of attrition until the advertisers leave in droves.
Finally as a last resort they use celebs to product place, like on twitter, which incidentally takes the piss,
'ooh had a lovely trip out in may BMW X5', 'ooooh what a wonderful face cream, I use....'
Finally we the audience are 'added out' that nothing works on use, Facebook loses value, gets sold, sold again and disappears. 10 years at the most before it dies.
I agree, a challenge to Facebook would be a similar platform but one that cuts out the ads and the crap that users are forced to put up with.
The problem is something like this has to make money to stay alive,
Advertising is not the way to go, the return on Facebook ads are so small to be almost worthless. Once the advertisers see this less investment will go into Facebook, then we will see how financially solid the thing really is. I doubt that it's future worth is anything near what has been forecast.
We've seen this happen befor when the .com bubble burst.
No matter how hard I hint, I always get given a shirt and always the same designer brand, for Christmas, birthdays and occasions always the same designer brand, STDF.
'Shirts That Don't Fit'!
When will they take the hints? I'm a man for goodness sake I want gadgets, gadget do you hear!
Seen the details of iOS 6 while not radical there are some interesting features and minor tweaks. It also appears to be more wall and less reliant on third parties (maps).
Didn't see NFC? Maybe that will be for the new phone.
Sadly not a radical change and the Samsung looks the better featured system.
However it will be how flawless it works, that will be the key.
They will want to have a sniff around your files before they 'give them back' but I am sure they will keep a copy... Just in case.
The more things change the more they stay the same
Remember when there was a promise that small businesses would get a crack at Government contracts, they day it was announced by Cameron as he went into Downing Street?
Never happened so as Snake Pliskin said..
'THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME'.
Re: Simple Solution to the problem?..
I have a HTC Sensation, an iPhone 4S, a new iPad and my wife has a Nokia thingy with pressy buttons four year old phone because it is small and fits in her little handbag.
As you can see we have spread our bets so we don't care who wins (RIM don't count cos they're on their way out)
Tax payer to Government to NHS to Government funded by the Tax Payer.
Morons managed by idiots overseen by the sub-normal, the NHS IT system.
I love it, the tax payer gives money to Government, the Government give the NHS money, the Government instructs the Courts to take the NHS to task. The NHS is fined and not by much, the money is then given to... The Government. The tax payer then makes up the shortfall.
I suppose MP's need some way to increase their expenses pot, a clever bit of accounting and the Governments appears blameless.
Something that is not entirely necessary, that is promoted as a money saving measure, that does not always live up to the hype, that can make IT staff redundant and for what..
The inconvenience of saving a few quid?
If it is completed on time I will eat my toe nail clippings.
If it actually works I'll eat my fingernail clippings.
Re: Dear Reg editors :-
When the human race is due for extinction anyway what is the point in worrying about global warming?
Here in the UK we bend over and take the green issues up our backsides. We do all this to set an example to the rest of the world....
In return developing countries, China, India etc increase outputs of greenhouse gasses at a rate that leave the UK' s savings infinitesimal. Then of course there is the USA which does it's best to stick two fingers up at us.
So what's the point?
Great Government IT success!
Re: Yup - £900 is too much
If I'm going to pay these prices I want a full spec laptop and that means a DVD drive thank you.
Comsumers are getting wise.... Except for the buyers of the Galaxy Note, still there is a small percentage of the population that will remain gullible no matter what.
Oh, and one more thing!
If you want it to be efficient DON'T give it to any Government department or EU institution to oversee.
Letting Morons manage, overseen by idiots, will only lead to waste and disaster!
An unfair contract term will last as long as a snowflake in Hell, the courts will have a field day and Microsoft a bad day.
Re: Accept malware
Ah Dimitri, we have another mugs details to pick over!
Once we start to see the headline EXPLOSION IN MALWARE DUE TO NEW COOKIE LEGISLATION we can be sure the law will change again.
Whats worse, the fact that cookies existed or the annoying little pop up boxes that now keep keep appearing telling us cookies are about?
Someone develop something that erases the little annoying pop ups please.
Where does it fit in
A quality budget phone with a mid range price. I'm not sure who it's aimed at but at least it s not all plastic. It certainly has appeal, but if you buy one will you wish you'd paid more and got something better?
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