70 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012
Re: Thumbs up for the title
I have upvoted this because I agree, but it feels dirty that you a benefiting from the author
If ever there was a time for El Reg to launch some campaign journalism, then this might be it. A noble cause to get those short sighted idiots to sort their lives out. Sacking a volunteer for being interesting and ensuring a more complete view of history is given is an absolute joke.
Can we have?....
Can we have a Reg conversion app please? I'm keen to know how many double decker buses fit into 15 football pitches and I would like that at the touch of a screen (apple or android).
Mr Icahn likes to give people headaches doesn't he?
What ever floats your boat I suppose.
Re: So in the UK
Yes I definitely can see the anti women subtext within the article as well as racism and homophobia.
Nothing to do with the fact that I am looking for any sort of angle or being over-sensitive, it is all there in black and white.
And you must warn the world! All women in the US if you are alone you will get shot!*
(*not my actual view but hypebole allowed, clearly)
this feels like the American way... I'm all for it
Re: I doubt this will be much of a surprise to anyone
I'm always suprised by this type of comment;
"And now that Imstagram are going to start sending ads - well, it's been fun, but... Goodnight Vienna."
For these services that you use and no doubt enjoy for free, how are they expected to pay for themselves?
A revenue model has to be applied for them to continue to exist and I doubt you'll pay a subscription, so what else should they do?
And you are willing to not use a service because of some adverts? I assume you ad block El Reg as well?
They really are looking forward... they have innovated a time accelerator.
"The Technology Strategy Board's Creative Industries Strategy launched in September 2103 "
What is left to do?
I agree I'm not sure what is left to do in this space;
When you look at the basics of what people want from a phone we have it all now;
So what does its leave, we can go faster and we can improve accuracy and size. Even if you put it in a watch you haven't really innovated greatly you have just stuck two things together because you can. It's a new form factor in essence.
What more could we possibly need? That hasn't been thought of already with phones?
Re: Mathew 7:7
Having seen the rubbish they spout in the USA, i'd prefer the not perfect "independent" news from the BBC.
If it went commercial they'd be overly keen to ensure they broke the news first and more senstionalist reporting to attract viewers. No thanks.
Re: Land of the free... home of the brave
I didn't say that no one else did it, but since the U.S.A. is currently in the focus, I focused my comment on them.
Lady Penelope in that one? Didn't know Parker was a pilot as well
Jeff will be happy to see her.....
Land of the free... home of the brave
The U.S.A. needs to get its house in order and Cameron could be seen to be a player on the world stage if he gets some balls (not the Ed kind) and says to Obama, "listen Bara me old chum, hows about not bugging everyone, yeah? Other NATO countries don't like it, especially if you don't tell them"
There is no longer a cold war and you will not reduce the threat of Terrorism from pissing off all of your mates.
Team America World Police.. Fuck NO!
Re: Too cheap
It must be some English subsidy paying for it again... what's that about Oil and Gas you say?
The articale talks about a LTSB outage based on a change to old hardware... well they moved to a brand spanking new core banking system as part of integration of HBOS, this apperas to have gone very smoothly (from a customer perspective).
Im with the others who are making comments in that user and process error are main root cause faults not the kit itself... but what ever keeps the top brass happy, no one in IT is really going to say no to more investment and new shiny stuff.
"No government runs its business in another country... really?
Scotland IS another country. Wales IS another country... Northern Ireland... well... *whistles*
Just because they are in a union with us does not make them any less of a country than they are..."
Wales is a Principality not a country.
I see that Richard Madden (Rob Stark) is now free, maybe him... he already knows Jenna VERY well.... so the chemistry might be good (git)
Re: Joe Gilgun
"Vince from Mongrels"
That is Paul Kaye
i.e. Dennis Pennis, Strutter and he is in Game of Thrones (not dead yet, I think)
It would be left field, but I think it would work... "oi Dalek, did you just call me a c....!?"
Obvious Murdoch trolling going on there but to what end? What interest does he have in Facebook going down the drain? or is it just pure jealousy that he missed the bandwagon.
Re: European Legality
Anyone speak French, I have an idea for a business?
Re: What has the EU do do with it anyway?
Because it suits the Government not to do that.
On the one hand they can say, we are playing by the rules but the awkward people in Europe wont allow us to get things done.
And if the EU do come through, they can say; we worked hard to persuadethe EU that this was the best deal fro the UK, aren't we great?!
We are not as forceful and stubborn as the French workers, we tried to be once, we didn't like it and put Charles II back on the throne.
I wish BT luck with this, nothing wrong with a bit of competition for Sky and they are big enough to take them on.
I have BT fibre and Sky HD already but I am not really interested in the Sports as I think it is a needless expense but if BT are giving it for free I might take a look.
Re: fined £375 each time
Twitter actually makes a profit now?
Staring at the Abyss.....
Re: @Eadon Cold winters, Wet summers
It's a good argumnet but it is missing something... something to do with Penguins.. missed an open goal there...
But supermarkets do advertise their competitors for example Asda is always banging the "according to MySupermarket.com, Asda had x items cheaper than Tesco". They acknowledge they exist and offer a reason to shop with them instead.
Anyway your analogy should be that you go to Asda and you have only Asda own brand products to buy from and it's the only supermarket that you can reasonably get to. When people shop they want choice or they want cheap, in Google land the majority of the time they want what is at the top.
Although it is now a small niche market - I'm not sure if Vinyl will ever die out. In the world of digital its just nice to have something to look at and CD's/ Tapes aren't really as aesthetically pleasing.
Re: This has worried me for a while
Banks work on a process of Risk Weighted Assets and all lending is attributed a risk, pre 2008 any lending to governments would carry a 0-10% risk (now much higher) and an unsecured loan was considered up to 100% risk.
Therefore the bank would need to keep a portion of money aside (a percentage of a percentage) to cover the losses that could be incurred from the loan not being repaid.
Quite simply this means that to lend more money in this current climate means they have to keep more money locked up (Capital Ratio) which costs more money to the banks. So they aren't going to lend to small riskier businesses unless someone gives them a guarantee which reduces the risk.
What SME's seem to fail to realise is that they are high risk ventures, but unfortunately this doesn't account for the fact that a business is a good idea and can indeed profitable (you hear the success stories despite the lack of lending) but banks dont care about potential, they care about getting their money and interest back. The only entity that can fill the gap is the Government.
Mobile operators are not really recognising how customers view their contracts with them.
They see it as a fixed term, fixed price contract. No matter if the operators say that price changes are covered in the small print or not, that is the customer perception and it is nearly always sold that way. So any price rise will always piss a customer off.
Of course the operators are going to fight it but it just shows to customers their attitude, why don't they just spend their energy highlighting the key points in the small print instead? They all do it so their is no competitive disadvantage here.
I know how lucky I am, I am not in the bash the BBC/Licence Fee corner.
However, sending people to jail (and if they are at the lower end of the Socio-Economic scale) seems very harsh especially as the cost to prosecute and maintain a prisoner far outwieghs the cost of the licence.
Not a financial journo, just an IT one
since they are the defacto auction site for the internet, why is this a surprise? they dont have the but when compared to... element to benchmark their spend, they have the monopoly anyway and a lot of internet users use the verb to ebay when looking at their crap they want to get rid of.
Well czech that out!
I knew there was some sensible people out there, I'm off to Prague.
I think it is a statistical fact that you will die younger if you use brown sauce.
Re: New Balls Please
When is she going to look at herself and see she might be contributing to his interest in the phone.
Unless OP has a new girlfriend and they are just bragging.
Re: I think it was something similar...
Not knowing the full details of the liquid, I assume that the point of this liquid is that it intends to not be lethal to the equipment if there is a leak (water) or to people operating the equipment (CO2).
Don't believe the hype...
I agree with this article, I'm not really interested in 4G as I have wifi everywhere I need and a solid 3G signal. I am certainly not going to go out of my way to get it.
I imagine there are only the people who have to have the latest and greatest who have signed up for this as EE's offering is just not near anything resembling value for money. Perhaps EE strategy on this is purposeful, get a few motivated people on it and use them for "testing" as they will be motivated enough to complain to get the bugs out, or even that the infrastructure couldn't cope with a large take up (more likely).
As for everyone else, it just appears that no one wants to break cover until they can see the benefit and with the debts Vodafone and Telefonica are holding I assume they are very reluctant to invest.
The mobile industry needs a shake up sometimes, im my opinion the last two were the Flext tariff from T-mobile and Iphone, I dont think 4G is the next one.
he's missed a verse of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Re: The Real Target.
100% agree with this.
Bought some new shoes a month ago and I keep seeing adverts for the same shoes. Perhaps if they want to get any value out of it they should look at what Amazon do.."users who bought this also bought...." that might work better.
I enjoy the BBC, I am happy to pay the licence fee because I enjoy the radio, online and TV content.
But they really need to stop behaving like they shouldn't be held to account and the Trust really needs to do more to squash any political agendas that arise within the BBC.
I pay for independence, I don't want them to become biased and certainly dont want anything like the US "news"
Re: F*** me!
"@Lee Dowling... I think your irony detectors are malfunctioning."
I'd say they had done a Fukishima
Re: Meal detection app
I didnt know that video existed but at least it explains why in a good way.
Having worked for the big M in the past, i knew that we were kicking these things out at such speed you have no chance of picture perfect presentation.
So I was thinking of getting some money together to buy a licence... who wants easy money? I have an investment for you....
How can this be viable
If an airship was used to transport troops to take on a militarily capable country, surely it just presents a nice large slow moving target for a missle system to put a few holes in?
So it appears that wikipedia has started to do opinion officially now.
I fancy a trip to Mars, where on Earth is it?
Re: Holier-than-Thou Non-Believers
If you dont shop around it can be as much as £2.75 a month to get onto X-box live, with rudimentary maths that is less than 10p per day.
I think that is a reasonable amount of money to pay to have access to a maintained online system, so what if Playstation is free, they hardly have a great track record for data security, perhaps this was because it was free and investment therefore was low....
But then I suppose value is in the eye of the beholder....
I have a feeling the Apple suing an Apple Farm was probably satirical....
unless I missed you doing the same...
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