94 posts • joined Wednesday 25th July 2012 17:40 GMT
Re: Surely there is another side to this...
I have noticed that if you are driving properly, and allowing sufficient space between you and the car ahead that you can simply reduce speed by releasing the throttle as needed, then some asshole on a phone will cut you off 'cause he's in a hurry and obviously you aren't.
Re: So a group of 13-15 YO boys outsmart a $3Bn corporation. Unimpressive for the Corp.
"BTW since when did Canada adopt the US legal system?"
Since Harper became Prime Minister.
Re: Child porn charges???
I am pretty sure my mother never coerced me into performing sex acts before taking a picture to send to my grandparents.
As for all those who think it inappropriate to charge children with child porn, if they are doing this now, what are they going to be doing later in life? Also, laws are not just to punish, but also deter, and if some kids come to the realization that this is going to hurt if they get caught doing crap like this, then so much the better. The boys will not be harshly punished. They will spend some time in lockups and half way houses and their records will be sealed once they hit 18, assuming they aren't already there, so it wont be life destroying for them.
Re: Things that need to happen
I live in Canada, so we are not having the replace FM with DAB conversation here. However, the suggestion that you listen to your radio over the internet would not be appropriate in my house. I have many things that I do with my computer, and one thing I do not want to do is listen to the radio on it. I have a couple of cheap speakers and a subwoofer, but the sound is no where near the quality I get from my stereo system, which I just upgraded with a new pair of Warfedale Diamond 10.2 speakers. Additionally we use different logons rather than a single one and leave it logged off or turned when not actively in use.
But do they make them or just use ones built by others?
And if they are built by the companies that are being sued, and the suit is successful, then those optical devices will be banned as well, although not the equipment that uses them.
Re: But surely Germany...
Commies. They spy on commies. and ex-commies. and countries that might be commies. and countries that might become commies. and Turkey.
Re: It isn't a huge prblem...
We have 4 Surface Pro's in use with managers and they like them so much they gave up both their desktops and their IPads.
Re: Surface Pro 2
I just looked at the specs at Best Buy Canada, and they say that the front camera is 3.5MPixels and the rear is 5MPixels:
Rear Camera Still Resolution 5 MP
Rear Camera Video Resolution 1024 x 720
Rear Camera Autofocus Yes
Rear Camera Flash No
Front Camera Still Resolution 3.5 MP
Front Camera Video Resolution 1024 x 720
Front Camera Autofocus Yes
Front Camera Flash No
Re: Grand Cayman on the other hand
"- Oddly, Hell is located there. It wasn't as fiery as advertised, and there was a distinct lack of brimstone. Hell does however have a post office and a petrol station."
Been there, Done that. Lovely place to visit.
Re: Speed is meaningless,
I prefer to think that is travelling away from its former location at whatever speed is being referenced.
I am pretty sure every statement issued by BB (note, I am a shareholder, and a lot poorer than I used to be
:-( ), includes the weasel words at the end that say that this is a forward looking statement and represents the beliefs and hopes of management and not facts. I'm pretty sure that this will get kicked out of court in no time flat, ok, in lawyer time, which will cost me even more money :-((.
MP3 in Cars
I listen to CD or Vinyl at home but for my car I have ripped all my CDs to MP3, cause the sound quality in cars sucks to begin with, so I am unlikely to detect any difference between the CD and the MP3 anyway.
Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think
NIST says its half-life is 12.32 years. I think it's rare because it's created by interactions with cosmic rays.
With the population of Brazil over 201 million, Portugese, at least the Brazilian flavour, has a greater number of speakers than French.
Re: Drowned in space...
Not True! L. Ron Hubbard was never good enough to Awful!
How do you pronounce BP/AMOCO?
BP - The AMOCO is silent.
Sorry. thought you were talking about the ones on the wall, not the ones on IBM 360s.
Not necessarily. I worked at a place with a Push big red button that was not protected, was right beside the exit, and more importantly, right beside some equipment that I occasionally had to lean over to work on. The second time I tripped the power off, my boss warned me that 1 more time and I would be fired. The third time it went off, I was at my desk, jumped up and screamed "NOT MY FAULT". The big red button was shortly thereafter covered by a flip up plastic case.
Re: Does this mean that they are a certified PRISM provider?
NSA is PART of the DOD
Does this mean that I will no longer be able to look up at the <you know what> and say "Oh, the <you know what> is falling? and rather than reference cloud storage will I have to say "Oh look at the <white fluffy / dark grey thing> in the <you know what>", 'cause the version of the <white fluffy / dark grey thing> used for online storage might not appreciate being referenced as located in the <you know what>.
Nitpick Nitpick Nitpick
"The space rock is due to pass through our solar system later this year, when boffins hope it will survive a close pass with the Sun without breaking up, providing a spectacular display in Earth's skies in November and December that could outshine the Moon. However, it could also prove to be a damp squib if the Sun roasts it into pieces before then."
I am pretty sure that if it is 500 Million Kilometres from the sun, it is already passing through our solar system. Earth is 149,600,000 km so, over 1/3 of the distance to the comet. 500 million KM would put it between Jupiter (741 million km) and the Asteroid Belt (404 million km)
more than a smidge - or just a forgotten Shift key?
"Revenues for WD's fourth financial 2013 quarter, which ended on 28 June, were $3.73bn, down a smidge on the preceding quarter's 43.76bn, and down a lot, 22 per cent, on the year-ago fourth quarter."
I would consider a drop in income from 43billion to 3billion more than a smidge
Re: @ jai - Apple screws Musicians -- Shocker!!
They do pay the composer and publisher, just not the performer
Re: The "two cars, one red one blue" thing
Re: Usless Ligislation Thats not Enforcable for Most Businesses
Since $800,00 is less than $1,000,000 you won't have to.
That's your own fault. Do something about the SOBs rather than whinging about them.
Re: Long live...
to avoid shops setting up in Canada and Mexico, they should do what Canada does. Canada Customs (or whatever it is called now) collects taxes for the Federal and Provincial governments as product is shipped into the country. We don't, so far have sales taxes in lower jurisdictions.
I dont want internet access in my car
My frigging internet bills are big enough. download music from the cloud? whats wrong with listening to the radio or even a usb stick, or other suitable in car systems? Watch movies? Let the kids count edsels (1 ice cream for each you spot) and back seat movies are only a distraction to drivers behind them - what the heck are those kids watching? Speed control? Excuse me, but there are already enough decisions taken out of my hands for me to be happy to lose this one as well. If the cops want to catch me, let 'em get in their cars and chase me.
Re: Explicit Kill Switch
I once worked for a company that had a big red kill switch in the computer room by the door, and also beside some communications equipment that I frequently had to access. This big red kill switch was not protected by a box and I twice activated it shutting down the IBM mainframe. The boss promised me that if I did it again, I would be seeking new employment. The next time it happened I was, fortunately, at my desk. 2 days later it was covered with a transparent plastic flip-cover. The same computer room was also protected by a halon fire suppression system. The temporary hold -to-kill switch for that was on a wall approximately 20 feet from the telephone that you would have to use to reach the security center that would be able to disarm the Halon system if there were no fire.
set your amps to 11
so you can be louder than anyone else
Re: It has bugger all to do with the CMOS battery and "BIOS RAM".
could it be because you are posting anonymously?
truth, comprehensiveness and the human (google?) way
Re: They also had to invent a new level of fire danger.
It has? In the northern hemisphere Winter started on Dec 21st-ish, so I would have thought that in the southern hemisphere that same date would herald the start of summer.
Re: scary ass noise
To play Stairway to Heaven?
Re: How can this be viable
And how do you resolve the issue of incendiary bullets which are not distracted by countermeasures?
Re: 'rare and expensive helium'
It is on Earth, being mostly combined with natural gas. It requires separation before storage. The US Gov't was buying and storing it but has been selling it off for the last while. There was a story in Scientfc American about the upcoming Helium shortage.
Re: No mention of token ring?
it was - up to 80% occupance vs 20% for IP. Unfortunately IBM forgot to make it routable.
Re: What about the forgotten protocols
UDP ain't forgotten
Re: We invent what we need
yeah - with 32 bits of network address AND 32 bits of host addresses.
Re: Don't know I'd back Intel, specifically...
And the problem with that would be?
If they are not popular enough to stand on their own at $1.50/mo, then why should they be subsidized?
BTW, I haven't had cable for 13 years, since I moved into a house and the cable company told me I would have to pay to have the previous owners channel choices removed.
Fail for the cable providers.
Why are you so sure those errors which resulted in self-maimed bombers were accidental?
Re: I've said it before and I'll say it again....
In Canada you can apply for and may receive a pardon for a crime which you committed, and were convicted of, if after several years you have not re-offended. There is a recent case where the persons' crime was so egregious that when he applied for a pardon, the national press learned of it and the public outcry was such that it was denied.
I dont know what the situation is in the U.K, but I wouldnt be surprised if it wasnt similare.
things went missing while employees of this company were performing work in the house. Police are unable to determine which employee was responsible, therefore no criminal charges. but things still when missing.
Re: What's the point?
Is Amanfrommars back in a new guise?
Re: Duty Free at the airport anyone?
duty free at the exit from the country point is exporting the product, and may be taxable at the point of entry into another country (it certainly is when I return to Canada from the US). However, I noticed complaints about product being shipped VAT free from the Channel Islands to the UK. Why is HMC not collecting tax as these items come into the country - Revenue Canada does as product comes into Canada from outside the country - both provincial and federal sales taxes as appropriate. Probably we cannot get at the profits Amazon (or others) make when selling from outside our countries - heck, US states have that problem, but definatly Gov't Revenuers should be able to get hold of some of it.
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