2015 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Lets be honest
It's like buying into a reasonably good condition classic car, but it won't have seatbelts, heated screens, central locking, fuel injection, alloy wheels, MP3 player, air con etc
What you get is a piece of history in all it's idiosyncratic glory.
Talking through their backsides again.
Letting smaller firms have a slice of the action?
It never ever happens, it's always the bigger suppliers who get the whole cake and make a mess of it, usually because a Polititian or two have a part time job and sit on the board as an advisor. How many times do we hear of politicians retiring or losing their seat only to become directors of the companies they favoured while in power.
Politicians are bent, this is pure sound bite media.
Re: Bulimics have been doing this for years....
Yes but this machine will prevent the stomach acids from ruining their teeth.
No no no
A stomach contents sucking up machine!
Though I do see a market for it in Celebrity circles........
Soon there will be Celebs signing themselves into the Betty Ford Clinic for their addiction to the thing.
Where the average pay in these emerging markets would be classed as slave labour anywhere else in the developed world unless the product is being sold for peanuts, less that £20 say, it is doubtful that they will sell at all.
In fact I think £20 to the average Bangladeshi, Indian, Peruvian, Angolan, Anfgani, Mongolian,Malian etc etc etc will make the phone out of reach for most. They would have limited sales for those with better paid jobs in the emerging market because the phone would be competing with other brands.
Great, the protest will really have an effect on the Authorities, I'm sure they will change their minds once they feel the power of the protest.
They appear to be amateurs at it, such little profit for so much work.
Opportunistic fleecing by a record company, I bet Dylan only gets pennies from it anyway. As to the 'new material' there is usually a reason why it was never included in the original albums.
Usually the artist thought it was crap and didn't want to publish it.
'New material' albums are a record company scam to fleece the idiots who don't see it for what it is.
Google will tow the line, it is after all one of the biggest markets in the world and Google is after all, ALL about money.
As nutty as a nut cake on nut tablets......
As paranoid as a paranoid thing on paranoid tablets....
What! you mean it's all TRUE!
Apparently according to the news broadcast they found a significant number of additional surface tablets that were unclaimed by staff but linked by serial number to a theft from a Microsoft Store two weeks ago. Police speculate they were left behind by the burglars.
Shatners ashes will probably go into space.....
They are so fed up with all the patent shenanigans that they want to find a way out.
The length of the sentence depends on the strength of the lobby group and how much it is prepared to donate to political causes.
What a clever ruse to get people to join Facebook.....
I am confused,
Will this be based on the average weight of
African Elephants or Indian Elephants
Male or Female
Fractions in Baby Elephants (Indian or African)
Or can some one come up with a conversion formula?
But one persons Truth is another persons Lie
The grey area in between is for lawyers.
Ban all online reviews
Problem solved, but how will I then get my trolling fix?
An article by an Arsenal fan should be taken with a pinch do salt.
How much did they donate to Obama's presidential campaign?
Re: Extraterrestrial H20
If we know this why have they sent that rover out there?
@I ain't Spartacus
There's a lot of money in the Kim Jong bank account though.
Say it as it is..
He's a DIC* HEAD
Pot calling the kettle black
Could work depending on the cost, but that's why many people don't bother with printing out photos and just watch them on the TV or in a photo frame.
Still photo albums can be handed down and are nicely tactile and I have a wife who insists on the prints.
A ten mile journey will now take 50 miles to complete while the Sat Nav takes you round all the advertised businesses before you can get to your destination with all the associated risks of distraction while driving.
Street view will be like watching telly while driving, explain that one to the police as you go into the back of the car in front. Not to mention the data charges you may have.
Street view, soon to be banned while the vehicle is in motion.
Who cares that they lost case.............
This may lead to a three way patent squabble rather than the two way one we see today.
I look forward to the controversy it will raise!
How many are actually real people.
I see that St Helena appears with over 12,000 users but with a population of only 4000 adults and no Internet connection to the island I have a suspicion all is not what it should be?
A map app that offers incentives...
I need that like a hole in the head.
Sell it to Facebook, wait a year and watch how the new Facebook Map App will bombard you with ads
"Turn left and then stop off at Asda for a ready cooked chicken"
"Now turn right, on you left before the second left call into KFC for a healthy meal"
"Your destination won't be for another 120 miles, before you get there let us make a another suggestion...."
They are in the clear, the algorithms they use are so complex and convoluted that they baffled the investigators, most of whom were turned down for jobs by Google for not being clever enough.
It would be cheaper to film what goes on in Leeds town centre in the early hours. It would give a new insight to projectile vomiting.
The rights within a contract should be balanced. It should not give one party extraordinary rights over the other to the detriment of that party.
For far too long companies love to put clauses into their contracts which pretty much mean 'we can do anything we want to to, and if we amend you're contract, however detrimental it might be to you, you shall have no rights to complain or get out of the contract'.
Now Please Sign Here To Agree.
It's never been challenged properly in a court, maybe it's time to draw the line. However there are too many interest groups, politicians and money going into back pockets paid by big business that it is unlikely anything will ever be done about it.
Could they afford it?
The average wage on St Helens is £400 per week
The average wage on St Helena is wait for it..... £70 per week (figures courtesy of BBC)
How on earth would they be able to afford it without subsidy?
It's probably a business decision, with a population of 4200, paying average broadband prices, it would take 39 years to cover just the installation costs.
Still it is a drop in the Ocean so to speak when you consider how much money is wasted and the amount of expenses our MP's claim.
Kim Jong-un just wants to be able to search for online porn, what better way to connect.......
Now I can sleep easier at night.
Re: Ironic,no it's calculated..
Will it bring the watchdogs to scrutinise Googles practices a little more?
It's more a more subbtle way of getting what you want rather than Microsoft going through the courts, let the Competitions Commisions foot the bill.
No, it's just that children in this day and age are over indulged and spoiled, that parents try to over compensate for the lack of 'quality time' they have with their children.
So much for our fragmented society.
What was wrong with a piece of A4 and a pencil?
Why on earth did they need to computerise it?
Re: Great idea!
But how many times do we have to hear of this second coming?
Every year Linux is expected to take over from the mainstream. Every year I'm left feeling disappointed.
Re: Strange but amazing @ Ted Treen
Boasting I mean
You'd think they would be lasting to the world how many phones they sold.....
Go on, blame it on the little guy!
Now tell us what really went wrong....
Well if it is secret why do we know about it?
Was it to protect share prices in RIM or has there been some insider info/dealing that they wanted to keep it secret?
When they release the 'New' games they are nothing more than the same old genres that provide nothing really new only a regurgitation of previous ideas and slightly better graphics.
There are very few real 'OMG this is amazing new Game Play!' Only 'oh another war game' etc etc.
Will it come with Maps?
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