87 posts • joined Monday 25th June 2007 09:42 GMT
I can't believe...
...that nobody actually tested one !
Whatever else the Romans did for us, they provided this useful advice: Caveat Emptor
The Preferred Business Model
One purchase, one license per user
No restriction on transferring licenses between users and machines
Users have total control over where documents are stored, no cloud required
Are these concepts too difficult for MS to understand ?
Why is this so difficult for governments to understand ?
High taxes lead to tax avoidance strategies. All of which are completely legal .the same way high rates of duty lead to increased smuggling.
The only viable long term solution is to cut corporation tax to a level which makes it not worth avoiding.
The big problem this raises for politicians, is that they cannot subsequently raise the tax because they are short of revenue to spend on some vanity project.
Lower taxes benefit everybody.
Just a few errors...
The Alien Invasion episode was Quatermass II, where the aliens descend in aerodynamic capsules and take over the population of a small village 6 miles from Carlisle ( actually Hemel Hempstead )
The only acceptable version of War of the Worlds was the 1953 version by George Pal, the 2005 remake had the wrong story, the wrong location and the wrong cast, I'm still waiting for somebody to film this true to the original book.
How you can describe any remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers magnificientis a huge fail, nothing comes close to the original Don Siegel version.
and some you missed, on the basis of actual invasion by aliens...
Village of the Damned
Plan 9 from Outer space
and... To Serve Man by Damon Knight ( Twiglet Zone 1962 )
Disk Failure recovery ?
I would like MS to explain how this works in the event of total disk failure on PCs supplied without install disks.
Credit where it's due..
This technique was developed by artist David Brinnen in the DAZ 3D Bryce forums over a year ago.
Technique video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=aNRH9ttwH3w
Bryce Forum: ( may require registration to see the images)
Who appointed Alcohol Concern as Nanny ?
It's well past time that this self appointed 'charity'? was muzzled, they have no official status and seem to be the worst kind of interfering do - gooding organisation.
If they want to make policy, I suggest they provide candidates for the next general election.
Mines a pint, and Alcohol Concern can FOAD.
Units are nonsense
“Those limits were really plucked out of the air. They were not based on any firm evidence at all. It was a sort of intelligent guess by a committee,”
Richard Smith, a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party that produced the guidelines.
Time to stop nannying and have another pint ( or six )
Can we now expect accurate and detailed information about every base station ?
The correct way to design a building
Adequate car parking spaces for all the staff, should be a mandatory requirement for all planning applications is the UK
I want one
as a low cost, faster alternative to optical FC
The PDP-11/60 may have been pants, I never saw one, but the PDP-11/70 was absolutely superb.
What I remember of the DG Nova was the moulding around the front panel which made it look like it belonged in Space 1999, and the awful Dasher terminal that was the console.
I consider the whole App Store concept to be a really bad idea.
The only kind of apps that I want :
have no restriction where they are sold, and who sells them ( or provides them free )
do not require approval of any kind,
can be installed from physical media without any kind of DRM.
do not require a network connection and run entirely on a local machine.
Still the wrong approach
This is still completely the wrong approach, any form of tracking must be on an explicit opt - in basis only.
Protecting privacy is far more important than advertiser's desire for profit, if they consider this data so desirable, I expect to be paid for it.
Punishment for unauthorised tracking should be swift and unforgettable, appointing the PFY as consultant on sanctions should be the first step.
75% too high
The score of 75% for these is way too high, no more than 5% because of Windows -only setup software.
@AC 12:39 it is possible to couple signals between two separate networks using purely magnetic coupling, no wireless telegraphy involved.
No problem in Berlin...
...visiting the local equivalent, the Fernsehturm.
Turn up without needing to make an appointment, pay the entry fee, 9.5 euros, submit to a cursory bag search.
Why can't we do this in the UK ?
The only 'Rethink' required is to accept that the licence fee can no longer be justified.
The argument that 'we have some of the best tv and broadcasting in the world' is utter nonsense,
The licence fee has been revealed as just another tax which is clearly being rejected by an increasing number of people.
The rules on licences cannot be any clearer: if you watch online, you do not need a licence.
what is unclear about that ?
Failed to Prosecute BT
This self - serving unit should be closed as 'not fit for purpose'.
Their first action should have been to descend on the parts of BT responsible for the Phorm outrage, arrest everybody concerned and prosecute the lot.
Miscalculation of scale
See The Hitchhikers Guide...
The G'Gugvuntt and Vl'hurg fleet, due to a terrible miscalculation of scale ended up being swallowed by a small dog.
Otherwise it's probably Rama
First on the list
First on the list of actions:
Scrapping all country specific restrictions on subscription TV, including satellite as well as online.
There is no case to answer, the single market must apply equally to all goods and services, football 'rights holders' are getting as greedy and obnoxious as the content industries
They still don't
Macs still don't get self installing viruses or any other kind of nastiness that is so common on Windows.
The only way to get malware of any kind on a Mac is to manually install it, and enter your Admin password.
I have no sympathy for idiot users, but Macs are still inherently secure.
Quote: "one in ten used a pet's name. The name of a pet might easily be obtained by browsing on an intended target's social networking profile."
If anybody actually needs a reason to completely avoid the disaster - waiting - to - happen that is social networking, this is it.
Every version since Office 2000 has been a pointless, expensive, resource - hogging disaster. There is nothing in the new version that makes it even a desirable upgrade, certainly not a 'must have'
Seven !!! complaints
Is that all ? Just seven complaints out of a population of > 60 Million. Its time the ASA remit was changed to completely ignore all complaints unless at least half the population complain about the same AD, with stringent checks to ensure that each complaint comes from an individual and not some self - serving pressure group.
The same criteria needs to be applied to all the other bodies that deal with complaints, starting with the BBC.
You missed the most useless of all - Social Work
Meanwhile in the USA...
Quote "The Department of Defense is enthusiastic about open source software and is increasingly confident that it delivers tangible advantages on the front lines."
Looks like Obama is making the same stupid error that Gordon Brown has been making for years.
The solution is very simple, ( but clearly too difficult for politicians to grasp ) , don't condem other countries for their low taxes and the companies who gain an advantage from them....
Cut your own taxes to the same level !
The difficult concept for tax - loving leaders is that by cutting taxes you may get more revenue, not less.
How likely is the " impartial " BBC to report this current finding in full ?
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