2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Re: legal? We shall see
So not only do they intend to make redundancies, they want to make sure that those who are made redundant can't set up their own business or work for someone providing a similar service and competition on cost.
Protectionism I think they call it.
So much for that last El Reg article that said Apple had failed to make the deal!
Re: Good Advice
Bought a Wii U for my son for Christmas, I'd seen on some forums that the set up could take time, especially the hour long update. They were right, it did take an hour but at least it is now ready to go!
Re: Guilty unless proven innocent?
Nope, jury selection will dictate they find a few (12) rednecks from the swamps of Louisiana, the hills of Kentucky or Tennessee who can't read, love NASCAR, never listen to the radio and use TVs for target practice and possibly suffer from inbreeding and the urge to eat human flesh and get great enjoyment from those that take a wrong turn.
The selection will however make sure that they are true patriots and love their country. A totally unbiased jury US style.
Re: Unclean Hands
Yes, but then they change the Law to make it fit the 'crime'.
Re: OS of your choice
Dead end of your choice I think.
Re: Everytime I read about georestrictions....
I laugh out loud.
Those that want to get at it will, permission or no permission.
Until China finds a way to take it under State Control.
Apple can shed some iTears over this one.
No doubt this retro hairdo will become the de rigueur style of Fanbois wishing to emulate their hero.
Much like the Kevin Keegan perm or the Bono mullet.
Now the Jobs Comb Over.
Just like here in the UK they like to feed the public a few snippets and tell them in very vague terms how much they have done to prevent disaster.
For instance, did you know that the security services have prevented hundreds if not thousands of terrorist attacks in the last couple of years and this is only down to the fact that they can spy on everyone and retain all the data they want.
Of course, as we are only 'little people' we could never hope to verify the truth in these claims. If they say this is true it must be.
Could have had, could have been.
The first man to fly faster than the speed of sound but a Labour Government stopped that.
Could have had the most advanced aircraft in the world, the TSR-2 but a Labour Government stopped that.
Stafford Cripps a Labour minister gave away the British Nene Jet engine to the USA and to the USSR who promptly reverse engineered it and put it in the MiG 15 which was used to kill British and America airmen in Korea.
Do you see a pattern.
The end of the Cold War
Get the opposing forces to think you have better technology so that they spend themselves into a corner playing catch up. Distribute rumours and innuendo so that they devise technology for a market that doesn't exist.
Then announce to the world you are not pursuing such technology.
Watch as the opposition have bankrupted themselves at the bottom of a dead end alley.
Ban them entirely
Ban them entirely or expect an increase in the number of bodies falling out of the sky along the aircrafts flight path.
Hard hat anyone.
Re: who are counterpart?
"Our goal is to deliver what you want."
And the statistics to prove your point.
Having listened to almost the entire world Microsoft realise they should be selling a product that people want rather than a product they say we should have.
Most likely find sales of Win 8 will increase in a significant scale.
Will it be cheaper and will it be region locked?
If it is substantially cheaper I'd assume they will region lock it.... Samsung Style.
OR IS A WAY TO GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE UNSOLD 5C's?
I will destroy what I do not understand
I will destroy what I cannot control
Please don't tell my wife where I am!
Marvin the paranoid Android perhaps?
"Here I am, brain the size of a planet....."
Tis but an anomaly in the Law
Using it or not
Switched on or not
Wearing it is a crime against fashion and humanity
Wearing it unnerves others
Wearing it breaches privacy
Minimum 10 years jail time.
Or at least a confiscation order so that the judge can play with it.
How many times does this story
How many times does this story have to be regurgitated?
Re: Another technical fix for a social issue
Bummer, now I have to find another wifi hotspot for my porn and coffee mornings.
Down the slippery slope we slide, down and down and down and down.
He would have made a declaration of interest at the time, as the article states they knew about his links to the company. This doesn't preclude them from dealing with the company so long as there isn't a conflict of interest or some kind of personal pecuniary advantage.
The fact that it was allowed to go ahead is more interesting. To spend that kind of money the school trustees, if an academy, together with the school governors would have had to have allowed this to go ahead. While the Head can spend the money, Governors hold the purse strings.
So I think blaming the Head for this might be premature if the school got a good deal out of it. If there has been malpractice of some kind then the Governing Body of the school has not done its job or has had the well pulled over its eyes. Either, or, the head appears to be the scape goat..
The NSA have so much cr*p on the Judges that none of them want to take this on.....
Pretty naff stuff though, isn't it.
A bit like Dell Boy pretending and reinventing himself as an artist, lovely jubbly, roll up roll up genuine crap for sale.
Or maybe it just landed there from somewhere else?
A collision perhaps?
The publicity might just jog someone's memory.
Hope it doesn't bump into that little Indian rocket on the way there!
It's getting quite busy up there at the moment.
Bigger not always better
Great screen, at a cost of weight and size, so when does a phone get so big it becomes less pocketable and more unwieldy.
Sony tend to produce products designed by a committee, in this case they haven't deviated from their rule.
Hands up more mega pixels, hands up bigger screen, hands up...... They just are not products that are pretty anymore.
Why on earth are they going down the mine has got more mega pixels than yours, which reminds me of the old processor wars of yesteryear. As to benchmarks, I'm not convinced that there isn't a hidden bit of code in there that benefits it in someway.
Also with all Sony products, they fail to update software when a new product replaces an old one, they forget they have a responsibility to the customer. Maybe that's why they are struggling against the competition.
We will see
We will see what happens when the wrong kind of ads 'accidentally' target the wrong 'age group'.
Litigation perhaps? Government intervention perhaps?
Doomed, doomed I say, we're all doomed!
Meteors, disease, volcanos, tsunami, alien invasion......
We've got no chance have we?
To teach others how to hack a computer........
Re: XXX title
Just don't talk about waxing lady parts, but cocky is fine.
Much of what is allowed depends on what side of bed El Reg gets out of, though liberal use of spelling mistakes and ******* use will get it through.
Let those stupid enough buy them....
Doesn't look like a pseudo-racist argument from my point of view. Giving the money for education would far outweighs the benefits of sending a space rocket to the moon. How many of these children have needlessly blighted lives because a Government wants to raise it's image in the world.
Being poor is relative to where you live, the poor here still have toilets and phones and food and TV's.
Having seen children begging in the streets, victims of polio, female infanticide, starvation etc first hand, and having worked for humanitarian aid agencies I can see no justification.
It is easy to look to the past for examples, but we are now better than that, we have moved on, more educated.
It is also easy for you to pontificate on this from your nice comfortable existence, let's clap India for going to Mars, while the infant mortality rate in the country is almost 50% per 1000 births in India.
As for filling my car this morning, yes I did, but I have also been on the ground in places that I'd not wish on my worst enemies.
47 million might seem like pocket change to you but it goes a long way in a country such as India, it could provide an education, inoculations and support for 10,000..
So you keep clapping and applauding these countries that feel a space rocket or nuclear weapons are more important than people.
You'd think they would address the extreme poverty in their country, the starving children, the caste system before they spent money on this.
I've seen it first hand.
I mentioned female waxing, post withdrawn, I mean who on earth could take offence at that, and I didn't even swear ***************?
'We're in it together..'
But if it means a choice of getting rid of you or losing my bonus, pay rise and increase in pension fund........
Usually two to three weeks before Christmas....
Re: Pushing boundaries, but only in a limited way
With inflation so low why such a price hike?
It's all well and good giving a coverage of 48% if it's only available in towns and cities, so instead of looking at the bigger picture they charge more for the same service.
Too good to be true?
When will people learn?
Re: Cold Frenzy
Aren't they a mean bunch of b*ggers!
That looks incredibly like the expenses sheet of one of our Members of Parliament.
The excuse will be, 'it was a genuine mistake and I apologise for it, thank you for bringing it to my attention'
The only thing missing is the second page.
" a mild mannered janitor" @A Non e-mouse
I like that term, they always turn out to be serial killers.
If it does turn into a Disney film we should expect a young Hannah Montana style story with a happy ending surrounded by sparkly fireworks and even the occasional moments when the cast begin dancing and singing.
Re: Ever increasing standards
That's insulting the dog.
Look at the reality
I have just tendered for a contract (not IT), the initial application demanded that I fill in a 'pre-application' form that ran into 228 questions. This was to narrow the field down to the 'last' 16 who will then be invited to tender for the contract. Each question was weighted to a value. Under 75/100 and your 'pre-application' would exclude you.
They asked for HSE, acceptance of government credit cards, environmental policy, discrimination policy, equal opportunities policy, whether I would need to invest, cost of sub-contractors, bank statements, 6 business references, details of contracts we hold, value of contracts we hold most valuable contracts.....
I could go on and on and on...
At around Question 160 I began to realise that the whole process was weighted in favour of national facilities companies, subtle questions here and there began appearing that pretty much excluded any small to medium sized business and reduced the overall mark out of 100.
But I Persevered and filled in the forms just to be pedantic.
All this for a contract that they stated would be worth no more than £7000 over 4 years and covered the Northwest of England.
Is no one buying Sony products?
Reason, products are not cutting edge and no longer have that quality kudos any more, not for a long time.
Over priced average products.
It's because if you have a retina screen iPad then there is no reason whatsoever to upgrade for the sake of a little less weight. If they had introduced the fingerprint reader ( next year perhaps ) then maybe but only just.
Most people are waiting for the mini retina screen, that will sell BUT just think that if you hold out till next year you will get one with a fingerprint reader......
It's not great is it, if all I can find to rave about is this? It really is quite a bland offering but hey you can say you have an Air.. Kudos, nope not any more.
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