19 posts • joined 24 Jan 2012
Re: Dreaming @Tom 7
"A domestic PV installation supplies a fraction of the household's current electricity demand."
"It has evidently passed you by that this is a UK based web site, and the discussion centres on UK issues."
It has evidently passed you by that you are on the internet. Just because you live on a tiny island that is permanently cloudy and wet, doesn't mean everyone else does. I am also pretty sure the article is about a car that was designed and built in Japan, which hardly qualifies as a 'UK issue'.
Where I live, the solar panels on my roof cover my family's domestic usage and then some. We export over 15kWh to the grid on an average day (and get paid for it).
Perhaps I can interest you in some cowry shells? One shell for forty hours of your time is the current rate.
Re: 400 charging stations?
Racist much? China has the second most millionaires in the world.
Re: 400 charging stations?
Would you buy an ICE car if there were no petrol stations? Obviously the charging network needs to be established to stimulate demand.
I don't know why the spammers would bother phishing
Ticketmaster store passwords in plaintext, may as well focus your efforts on lifting the DB.
Re: The problem with NFC payments by phone in the US
The idea behind using your phone to 'bonk' is that it removes the need for a wallet entirely. In a (bank's) perfect world, NFC is everywhere, everyone owns an NFC enabled phone and cash is not required (therefore neither is your wallet). I don't necessarily agree, but this is the 'advantage' of NFC payments on a phone.
Also, if you have more than one card, bonking your wallet against a terminal isn't the best idea as you can't really be sure which card will be charged.
"Imagine if YouTube, Google or Twitter had asked first how you make money. What I like about startups is that it is a tool first to be adopted, the monetization comes later."
He does realise that both YouTube and Twitter make huge losses right?
"equivalent to the number of minutes since humans first entered Europe (although historians still haven't actually sorted that one out quite yet) "
Probably because historians don't know anything about pre history. I think you mean archaeologists.
I would be more impressed
If they didn't funnel a big slice of their revenues through Singapore so as to enjoy the low tax rate. If they were really serious about this then why not move their Asian operations elsewhere?
And so Google became the moral compass for the world
Who is to say insulting the monarchy is more or less ok than threatening to perform an act of terrorism? They both undermine the government but in Google's eyes one is ok and one isn't.
But I don't want my personal details readily available to anyone who can scan my bike. This feature immediately makes a frame worth less on the second hand market to a large part of the buyers.
1) Everyone knows thieves spray paint stolen bikes black.
2) As mentioned scanning curved QR codes doesn't work so great
3) The second hand bike market is HUGE, what happens when I sell my frame???
Who is this dipshit who needs Google Maps to navigate two blocks?
"The telcos have designed their networks to work without the need for homeless people with femtocells."
This is why this idea is so dumb.
I dislike apple as much as the next freetard but the ATV is the most affordable bit of kit for playing media on your tv from network storage. Just jailbreak and install XBMC and you have a fantastic htpc with a remote for $100.
"Ed Moore is Partner, Ocasta Labs, a developer of mobile-optimised internet software." - their slogan is 'innovating success' which is totally not dumb.
When you say not many, are you including the 142 million Russians nationals or not?
So according to your logic (and ICANN's), we should reserve Moscow in every language known to man, and then repeat for every city in the world?
Yes - exactly. If the city of Roma want to buy Rome then they can apply but if we have to protect the name of every city in every language then there isn't going to be much left.
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