2090 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
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
Strange but amazing
As soon as they are activated the 'where's my ipad etc' comes into play. I'd be surprised if they didn't have the serial numbers of all the devices that were stolen.
Strangely, in the same newspapers they also reported that the doors to the Microsoft flagship store had been left open after the store closed over the New Year. Apparently, when staff returned they found they had an extra 200 Surfaces piled up on the counter. Police are looking at CCTV images but state that no crime has been committed.
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?
Another normal day in the Facebook Universe.
Temporary fix notice from Microsoft = DON'T USE IT!
Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”
Just like in medicine, a human being can be innoculated against certain nasties because the virus is known and measures to deal with them are already in place.
If a virus has mutated or something 'new' appears research is needed to develop the drug to deal with it.
I have no idea what point the article is trying to make. Anti virus software will always be better at dealing with what is known, than what has not been discovered yet. As soon as it has been discovered Norton, Kaspersky etc get on the case and update their data bases accordingly.
This protects us from the majority of the script kiddies, unfortunately some will get through every now and again until the 'cure' has been developed.
These is nothing new in the Imperva research, sounds like it is scare mongering to further whatever they are offering to sell.
The only way of getting around it with legitimate companies who think it is important to email you every week with an offer is to use a disposable address, collect the receipt when it's sent, have the item delivered and them shut the email address down.
Ferrari and Porsche
Make watches as do other prestige names, but that doesn't make them any less tacky.
An iWatch will be perfect for the Chav in your life, to go with his Burberry hat and Aston Martin key ring.
Re: Paranoia strikes again
Yes, the UK Goverment is also exhibiting signs that they are coming down with it.....
It is certainly a virulent disease.
Not to the Chinese it isn't, it's a huge amount of money compared to the Chinese living wage of 23p per day. The pay out is relative.
The court also doesn't want to over indulge the claimants with millions, otherwise they might get ideas above their station.
Paranoid? I've every right to be.
The State will use FEAR against the population, they welcome any news that generates fear in our communities, they emphasise crime, terrorism and anything else that can be put on the band wagon.
Then they strike with legislation, dripping restrictions and surveillance into law. The population sleep walks into this until the Government has micro control over our lives.
Of course all data will be kept safe, data on our children will be kept safe (their school record already follows them for the rest of their lives) and if you have NOTHING TO HIDE you have nothing to fear, except your liberty and freedom of speech. If you offend them you can be arrested, if you expose them you may die in prison (Putin, I'm pointing at you). There is not a country in the world that is not moving in this direction.
In two years there will be a vote, sadly all the Parties are the same when it comes to manipulation of the population. Are we paranoid? We should be.
If you have NOTHING TO HIDE then why should you fear the Government legislation?
The slippery slope
The slippery slope, just what they are doing in the UK.
Drip feed the legislation, nothing too controversial, drip by drip by drip.
However just to make sure, it is always important for the Government to introduce something that will scare the population out of all proportion to the problem. Keep the population in fear and you can pass just about any law you want.
Re: Certianly have a use...
You Boss replaced his laptop with a Surface, and he is the BOSS?
Has your business gone bust yet?
Bought my wife a £179 Asus notebook, works for her, keeps her off the main computer, she can email, Skype, Facebook, Google etc.
Why pay £1000 for the same functionality?
That will just about pay for the tea and biscuits, a tnt drop in a massive ocean and Osbourne thinks it will make great headlines.
To land vertically?
Fuel costs may actually be affordable but capacity and payload of the extra fuel necessary for this kind of thing would be huge. One reason NASA didn't consider it was not that the technology was too complex but that the rocket would have had to be 3 times the size.
Payload/weight have always been an issue in aviation and space flight and bigger does not always translate to better. Still good effort but I think the concept is a dead end unless gravity can be eliminated on earth.
On El Reg a few weeks ago?
Is this a low news day that it needs be to regurgitated?
And YOU want to tryst your data with the cloud?
Make it so much easier....
As one friend of mine experienced, waiting at a tube station an arranged internet date that did not arrive, she waited for the next one, still did not arrive. Finally she tried to phone, no answer but then a text arrived...
'Saw you waiting, didn't like the look of you so have gone to meet someone else'
After all the 'this is the fastest most secure browser ever'........
Thankfully I don't use it.
AC 13:45 opinions are valid in the context of the previous comments that have been made, he has not made a political statement and I doubt that he is uneducated.
'On 13 March 1996, unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton (born Thomas Watt, Jr. 10 May 1952) walked into Dunblane Primary School Scotland armed with two 9 mm Browning HP pistols and two Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, all legally held. He was carrying 743 cartridges, and fired his weapons 109 times. The subsequent police investigation revealed that Hamilton had loaded the magazines for his Browning with an alternating combination of full-metal-jacket and hollow-point ammunition.' Wikipedia.
He killed 16 young children then himself.
The UK Government banned pistols outright and brought in stricter controls on all other firearms. Now to even own a shotgun you have to show that the weapon is kept securely, that you have a legitimate use for it, a police officer will visit your home, you will be checked for suitability, your doctor may be asked about you, your family will be interviewed and even your neighbours may be asked about you.
The NRA response to the similar incident in Newtown is to put armed guards into schools and arm teachers. Who will check the checkers?
That is a statement of fact. While it is impossible to eliminate every risk removing the general availability of weapons it helps, however to British eyes the response beggars belief and reinforces our view of the stereotypical American. To call someone an 'Asshole' for stating his views shows a lack of understanding and education on your part.
THE FACEBOOK STALKERS CHARTER
Yes to all you prospective STALKERS out there, you pays your money and hey presto you can now message those people who defriended you because of your deviant behaviour.
Only 50 cents a poke and that's no joke.
Amazingly cool and easy to repair
UK the leaders in cryptography until they began relying on Microsoft computer technology.
It's has obviously not been designed for the locals, they are not allowed computers....
End of the world?
Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....
They will of course only go for the ones they don't like, Israel will be safe, the UK will be stuffed.
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