1028 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Re: Platoooooo0n - HALT!
Do you really believe that? What do you think blind and disabled people do now if they want to go anywhere, sit at home depressed because they can't? No, they call something called a Taxi that drives them to their destination. Calling a Google car is no different, except they won't have a chat with the Taxi driver (or put up with his inane drivel depending on how you see it).
As usual the bods at Google are making assumptions and being condescending rather than actually engaging with people and finding out how they really live their lives.
No what he has shown is that there is a need for employees of companies like Facebook, Google, the BBC, newspapers, magazines, etc to take classes on copyright, how to use copyright correctly and why they shouldn't be screwing over small businesses by stealing their copyright material just because they can.
Email is unencrypted
The rooney is shocked.
Re: Selling the Car
You're not supposed to sell the car. You're supposed to scrap it and buy a new one.
BMW don't make any money from second hand sales so why should they make it secure for a new owner? (their probable opinion, not mine)
Re: it takes brains to make that class of money that buys this class of vehicle.
"it takes stupidity to make that class of gullible fool that buys this class of vehicle."
Fixed that for you. The number of big BMWs I see in less affluent areas proves that earning big money is not required for BMW ownership. (or any other brand of overly expensive car)
With iPlayer available on web, mobile apps, smart TVs, Chromecast, etc what is the point of the BBC investing in a service that is only available to subscribers the two worst ISPs in the country?
Re: Website policy stupidity
My bank insist on knowing the answers to 5 security questions, a random one of which is asked alongside the Verified by VISA password. The problem is I can't actually answer a couple of them - e.g. Q. What was the name of your first pet? A. I've never had a pet so wtf am I supposed to say?
The last time I phoned them the computer asked me for the position of two letters in my password - only the two letters it asked for aren't in my password! Or the password I used before the current one, or any password I remember. Fortunately it eventually let me though to a human who confirmed it was wrong.
Re: Vague job descriptions...
A three word brief? I'd love a three word brief, my current project doesn't even have that and its driving me up the wall.
Re: The trick, Saunders said, is that these days,
iOS is to QNX as the flint axe is to a precision laser cutter.
Re: Project I On ........ I Kid U Not
He's a man from Mars so clearly his native language is Martian. That heshe can manage to speak any Earthly language is an achievement in itself.
Nice to see you bothered to read the article before commenting Axe.
Agreed. I live very close to a football stadium and when a match is on mobile reception goes to pot. Clearly there isn't enough capacity in the network to handle 40k fans on top of the usual traffic.
Re: Or the alternative opinion
"No more updates, boots quickly."
Boots quickly fair enough but I think you got the update situation backwards there. ChromeOS has constant updates, it just doesn't ask your permission to download and install them or tell you that it has. If you really like that you could set Windows to do the same. Personally I like control over what my computer is doing.
I also like it to be an actual computer and not a paperweight if I don't have internet connectivity.
Re: It will only get worse
My work is in a serviced office with several other companies including at least two IT companies. We are the only ones using 5GHz. At home my router is the only one in the street using 5GHz.
So yeah it hasn't been a problem before because no one was using it. Compatible routers are now down in price to consumer levels so expect an explosion in uptake over the next couple of years.
Re: Oh FFS
And if your iShiny dies on you, prompting its replacement with SShiny, how are you supposed to de-register it?
Re: I don't see this as a problem.
Same here. I've owned every previous version of the Galaxy S (not got the S5 yet) but never taken a selfie or made a video call. The front camera is of no interest to me and for the majority of the customers this device is aimed at I bet most won't miss it.
So AV false positives are news now?
The hundred quid also gets you future digital expansions for free.
Re: Also available...
"Unlike Eve Online or Elite, you are not the ship, you are the pilot and can get up & walk around your ship.You can land on a planet, get out of your ship and go to the trading outpost, weapons boutique, ship dealership, police station or pub."
Technically in EVE you are actually a person and have been able to get out of your ship for several years now. You can't go any further than your quarters though because they canned development of that part of the game due to lack of interest from the players. And, all the things you mention are planned for Elite: Dangerous.
Worth $10 billion
Until someone gets raped and murdered by one of their unlicensed, uninsured, illegal drivers.
Hopefully Abrams will have some kind of seizure and they'll put a film director in charge instead.
Re: Points of Failure
A cloud service is down until someone somewhere that you have no control over manages to fix it.
A local issue is completely under my control and as a professional will not take me long to fix. Many companies even have a whole dept. called IT - a team of professionals who know how to fix problems.
So a coffee spill would knock me out until I can find something to dry it with but a cloud service will be down for an undetermined number of hours/days/weeks with no end in sight unless you hit refresh on Twitter every 5 minutes. And you pay extra for that privilege.
I'm not saying all cloud is shite but Adobe's idea of using it to authenticate locally installed software is most definitely a big bag of shite.
Paper also has the feature that you can check it, tell the receptionist that the doctor wrote the wrong items again and get it fixed.
My partner has several serious long term medical conditions and uses a number of different tablets, patches and other medical equipment daily. On a regular basis her doctor will get a repeat prescription wrong, often prescribing a medication they have on file that she hasn't taken for a few years or an old dose of the correct medication. At least with the current system you can get it corrected before you leave the surgery. If you don't know till you get to the pharmacy and they scan your barcode then a trip back to the doctor would be needed - usually something she would not be able to manage.
Also how will they cope with me picking up a prescription for her because she's lying in bed doubled over in agony again?
Re: GPS Stations?
"GPS has 16 monitor stations throughout the world that transmit data back to satellites to improve location accuracy, but none are located in Russia.
However, Russia has hosted nine GPS-based ground stations since 1995 that transmit geodesic data back to global data centers, theoretically making it possible to improve positioning data.
But the stations do not provide real-time data and are only used to measure annual continental drift, a spokesman for the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which runs the stations, said Thursday."
Re: @Anonymous Coward
Too long didn't read but resorting to name calling in the first sentence is poor form for someone who is supposed to be a journalist on the very site they write for. Trevor did no one ever tell you its a bad idea to piss off your customers?
Re: "the irreplaceable orbital station"
Not to worry, still to come are ISS 2, ISS 3, ISS 4 and ISS 5 - our last best hope for peace.
Make no money for 3 days because no one in Glasgow is stupid enough to own Bitcoins.
secure his privacy
So Zuck wants privacy but all his little Facebook bitches can't have any.
What a surprise.
And now for something radical
Here's a thought... If you want some reform why not get someone who isn't a Lord, Sir, Dame or Baroness to do the job? Then they might actually understand things like independence, accountability and not giving all the jobs to their cronies.
Wtf is the desktop version of Gmail? They have a webmail version and several mobile clients as well but no desktop app afaik.
Re: Obviously, it's time...
The new tab page doesn't show the last 10 pages you visited. It shows 9 pages for a start. These are made up of the pages you visit most frequently, pages you've pinned to the new tab page and doesn't include any you have told it to remove from the page. And if you have to squint to see what they are you need to see an optician, one who specialises in coke bottle lenses, coz you have serious sight problems.
Re: How about fixing the UI to one that works?
A Firefox update has never broken a plugin, that interface was set back in the early Netscape Navigator days and has barely changed since. They used to break extensions on a regular basis but I can't remember the last time one of my dozen or so extensions didn't already work with the latest version.
I can't comment on screen reader issues and agree they should leave the UI alone but with the theme I use I haven't seen any of the UI changes in recent versions. I don't like the Chrome UI so my Firefox still looks like Firefox, main menu and everything.
Re: Oh, dear me...
Isn't that something you use to clean windows? (the glass kind not the MS kind)
Sounds like something you use to polish your private parts!
We really don't need shale gas, or to import as much gas as we do. There is still billions of boe in the North Sea and most of it even has the required infrastructure nearby.
Does it help with
maggots in your scrotum?
You name it, we generally build it
Except you don't. You license the designs to other companies who customise them and then build it.
Nice to see a company fellow understands the business he works for.
Far too creepy Tesco
This is the reason I refuse to use supermarket club cards. If you use them they know everything you buy from Tesco, use their bank and they know what else you spend your money on, use their mobile network and they know who you call, and now they'll know everything about you thanks to the spyware in their phone.
Are we sure they aren't a subsidiary of NSAGCHQ Inc?
Re: I could not agree more .....
Only £300 a half day? I have a £150 call out charge and then its £300 per hour!
(unless it's someone who I'm happy to help for free, not many of those)
Re: What excites me? ( Larhten)
+1 mate, payday it is.
Re: Cos its not a real sport...
Ya got it right there Mr AC.
There may have been chaos at the borders
But, it was nothing compared to the failure of grammar in this article.
In other news water is wet, the sky is blue and if you remove enough system libraries from Linux / OSX / Unix / BeOS / other OS of choice it will become unstable too.
If I wanted Chrome I would use Chrome, I have it installed alongside FF for Chromecasting sites that don't have apps and testing web sites. But I really don't like the Chrome interface. Give me a main menu, tabs, location/search boxes and a navigation toolbar so I can actually get some work done without having to spend time figuring out how.
While I'm complaining about browser UI make the refresh button bigger, it is far too small to use.
An article about the best 2 player games without a mention of Speedball 2 is no article at all.
Re: If I was an engineer at Nokia
You're over 3 years too late with your suggestion; see Jolla.
Re: So what?
The inference is that the FBI wanted to hack Iran, etc but didn't want to get caught so they enticed some civilians to do it for them. If Sabu hadn't suggested a list of targets that are all on Uncle Sam's naughty list then it wouldn't look so bad.
- Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
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- The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR
- Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS