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Re: Sadly @TheVogon
'You know Xbox One already broke Pre-Order records, right?'
Yes but they didn't know the terms and conditions until today!
Once you get to a certain age
I used to love fixing my old Alfa Romeo when I was 18, messing with twin carbs,, adding an Ansa exhaust alloy wheels. Getting it to go faster, making it louder.....
Then one day I wanted more comfort, a quieter car, got fed up with oil dripping on my drive, getting rid of rust....
I just wanted something that was quick, quiet, worked and was so reliable that I just needed it serviced once in a while.
That is the target market for the iPhone, it's for the 'been there done that and had a wild time, got a,career, a new car, a house, now I've got kids I want things to work and be frustration free' market.
I visited London last week, after a 20 year break and reminded myself why I left. Once you get to a certain age....... I don't need that kind od S*** any more.
There will be fools who will want to buy it, all three of them.
Isn't this the kind of thing they wanted to do here after the Leveson report, state and celebrity control of the media.
We will find out soon enough that its been going on in the UK for sometime already.
Lets not be pedantic, if the Pi is really supposed to be a find it out for yourself kind of thing then you might as well ban any website that promotes a help page.
It's ridiculous to suggest there shouldn't be some kind of 'get you started help'.
When you learned to drive a car did someone hand you a set of keys and say, 'off you go, get on the roads and learn for yourself' or when you were at school did you teacher sit there (well one or two might have but weren't they di***) and say 'find your own learning material and choose a subject, learn it yourself.'
Show someone the way first.
Would this mean the end of Win 8 phones?
Plan B, keep throwing out devices until something finally sticks.
Re: Human swarm
With so much data on me being processed by all these businesses, why is it that I have absolutely no interest in the advertising they target me with.
Pretty much says all there is on the matter
It will be bought by the same kind of people who drive round in 'look at me, look how good I am' electric and hybrid cars. I'm sure we will see celebs and other pontificators using them as crowd pleases...... Though behind closed doors they couldn't care a s**t.
Let the Welsh put the Germans in their place,
1-0 to them I think.
Rich people think that Laws are made to control the little people...
The fine should have been more that just pocket change and a spell in prison might make him realise what an ar*e he is.
This guy is a knight in shining armour
But his enemies have big guns.
Re: How long...
They'll just claim they need it for anti terrorism measures, though how they will be able to see through a burka confuses me?
Re: Yes, but...
Simple solution, only use Apple adapters and don't stick it into an unknown hole without using some form of protection, otherwise expect to catch something,
Involved in the development of,
Win 8 mobile?
Sounds like he has had one smoke toooooooo many.
Accounts for a lot it does.
Re: Not sure
The true differentiators between tablets are quality of materials, logo and price. (Without switching it on)
The ordinary man will know that if it feels cheap and plasticky it is not from Apple.
The ordinary man will see the Apple logo and know it is from Apple.
The ordinary man will be told the price of the tablet, choke and realise it must be from Apple.
The ordinary man will by something cheaper ........
So the courts in 'coffee shop capitals of Netherlands' do have a point.
Re: I'm reassured but
Wouldn't be surprised if second hand machines appear in UK airports.
Absolutely... It might make them try a little harder and work faster.... Those that exploit them rely on the fact that we don't hear about them for months.... When it's too late already.
I though Senator Conroy
Was an old codger who thought the Internet was used in catching fish, which would account for his idiocy.
Instead, and without surprise, I find he is one of those generic younger politicians we find the world over, in every corner of the globe who have absolutely no idea about anything.
It's very worrying that nations are being run by these people.
Are made using advisors from all the large worldwide accountancy firms just like here in the UK.
HMRC/Governments are advised by companies such as KPMG and PwC so it is inevitable that loop holes and clever accounting practices are built in to the rules.
Both KPMG and PwC and others have permanent liaison staff with the Revenue departments.
So basically it is all bent from the begining, built in to the system from the ground up to benefit large corporations.
Tax is not meant to apply to the rich or big business, it's there only for the little people to pay.
Go get a 360 when the price drops.
Sort of defeats
Sort of defeats the idea of using Win8 as a touch screen operating system if they are bringing out a dedicated mouse for it?
Is this a sign that it has been a fail?
Before Scott set off for the Antartic he had a rented office in London?
Truth be told, this Mars thing is just pie in the sky, next thing we will hear is the recruitment for a Big Brother style program that simulates a trip to Mars in the confines of a cellar somewhere near London. It's all about publicity for the program that will be.
Finally the light of common sense has been lit.
Read the story
And just yaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeedddddd.
The only people who care about this must have sad, insignificant, inconsequential and unimportant lives.
It's not the ones we know about that are dangerous, it's the ones we haven't seen yet that pose the real problem.
And his mates outside already have a device that can replicate this and steal the info....
He's just getting things ready for when he is released..
He'll wish he had kept his mouth shut!
Re: Good idea
One technique I use, when asked to press 1 etc I do nothing, just talk to myself then wait for a minute as the phone connects me to a person. Some call centres have caught on to this and disconnect, but many do not and assume you may be disabled and put you through to a person.
Re: Yeah, but ...
Does it come with a built in app tune that rings, mug mug mug mug mug mug mug mug.....
Gosh they are certain to sell them by the million...
Re: '...releases an album of "motivational business music".'
It leaves me speechless...
Re: Should be simple; or should it?
Yes the new rules state that anyone using Google Glass will be required to paint their skin green, wear a orange pointy hat and yellow fluorescent jacket with the words 'I'm watching you' printed in large letters front and back.
They will also be required to get a signed disclaimer from anyone they tag in the street.
Mine too, just to stick it to the arseh*les who run the European Union.
Re: Pardon my cynicism but...
This is another case of throwing money at so called IT because it is the only and most important industry in the world.........
This shows up all that is wrong with Government understanding of IT, where they see the panacea for all ills is another technology park and that higher speed Internet will transform our economy and lives.
Great, so we can download a job application or porn film in a couple of seconds, that will make so much difference.
They want to invest in manufacturing a bit more... Lets start making things again.
Re: Quite Cheap
Of course there will be extras involved........
Now that is a good idea, but it is not free is it?
They have done nothing wrong and are just following the rules.
Just following the rules got almost all out MP's off the hook over their expenses.
It's a great get out of jail for free card to play.
In the UK the thinking is also that the IT sector is the most important industry in the country, the industry as a whole gets quite a number of benefits.
The Australians have hit the nail on the head, the industry is no more important than any other.
While IT is complimentary to many things, in itself it is useless unless applied to other uses....
It has a symbiotic relationship with the world, if it crashed and died overnight the world will still survive, mostly.
I like the simplicity of iWorks, suits me sir.
Office has its plus points but it is so big and bloated, can anyone really say they need so many features?
It used to be
I'd buy a new computer to play the latest and greatest games. Now even many of the basic computers can play the latest games. Hardware has outpaced software so there is now no need to buy new or upgrade.
The only thing manufacturers are offering is thinner laptops at high prices.
Couple that with a reluctance by the masses of not wanting to relearn windows with win 8....
Why the surprise at the news?
Re: What goes around...
Silly comment from you about the chickens way out, I'm assuming you are trolling to feed your immature self importance. Still you are obviously not a 'chicken ' are you? Hiding behind your @AC. Still there are morons in all walks of life that we have to put up with.
Many people suffer from depression brought on by internal and external factors. When a coping system breaks down it can have significant implications as it did here.
Re: It's something.
Uncomfortable is it is, I can understand the need to protect witnesses.
If redacting the names also means redacting the information then the whole exercise in openess is futile. One other point is that it would not be necessary to redact information corresponding to those who have already been outed in the press.
It's always easy to make the rules when you are in charge.
I wouldn't mind them being exempt from tax if they stopped hiding their profits by using a system of loans.
Obviously this is not illegal, but it is tax avoidance, underwritten by the Government.
It leave a bad taste in the mouth when you consider the hidden profits the company makes.
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