22 posts • joined 15 Nov 2012
The best maps on a mobile by far
Nokia maps: the main reason I still use an ageing Nokia phone (N8).
Great - a safe home for my spare cash
What could possibly go wrong . . . .
"One beard second" - what a brilliant measurement unit.
To me it conveys perfectly the magnitude (minitude?) of a nanometre - or nanometer if you must.
And the logistics too
Putting aside the apparent laxness in the relevant parts of the business which should have prevented or stopped this happening, it's the sheer scale of the logistics that strikes me. Maybe 5-10 relatively high value deliveries a day which were checked into one or more receiving locations, then presumably shipped out again to a central holding area or direct to the new "customers".
Keeping that all on the go plus managing the ebay sales, payments and subsequent deliveries, just how much time was his real day job taking up, let alone his gambling addiction?
Defies belief that he was doing this unaided.
So, an average of £500k a month, in lots of <£3k each over a period of 3 years and no-one (friends/family/co-workers/accounts dept.) noticed ? That's a lot of kit.
Where was he getting this stuff delivered to? His own warehouse?
It's a trademark application not a patent application.
Re: This Cluster is so POWERFUL
Wow. Your hate of MS/Windows really consumes you.
Re: DRM is NOT what the web is about!
"This is the most shocking sell out since MS . . . . . . "
You just couldn't help yourself could you.
"join us for an hour that will change broadcasting for ever"
What? Good grief.
Re: Negative Kinetic Energy but Positive Virtual Power?*
Weird and askew of the topic as usual but strangely poetic construction. Nice.
Re: And how much so far
That's either a pretty sad attempt at a troll or you have a very strange view of justice. You're suggesting that bad law/rulings/awards should go unchallenged?
Re: New Tax Rules
I like apostrophes - seems you do too. How about using them properly though? Two apostrophes, both incorrectly used. Better luck next time.
"The average viewer in Blighty watches over four hours of TV every day"
Wow. If that's true then some poor bugger is watching a lot more than that to make up for my share.
So . . . .
. . . . that's what an "old school technology reviewer looks like?
So, the networks allow tens of thousands of texts to be sent from unregistered sims? Is it really beyond their capability to prevent this, or maybe limit the number that can be sent to weed out the obvious misuse?
It seems all along the chain, from networks to claim companies, to solicitors, to the spammers, everyone wants to grab some money, and sod the ethics, legality or the huge nuisance caused.
Re: More fake numbers by Google....
"All these claims are fake"
You really think so? Really? You either have a real scoop to offer the world (assuming you have some evidence), or a very strange imagination.
"BUT the iPad4 is the only true tablet on the market that is worth buying".
Damn. You mean the Nexus 10 I have and love is rubbish? Thanks for telling me. I didn't realise.
Re: Thanks for the sales brochure
I thought that too - even in a brief article like this, surely even a rudimentary analysis of the claims rather than their repetition would have added some value?
So, what I think I read is that there's a new "approach" to cloud-based file sync 'n' share for business, which is "exclusive to Egnyte".
Two questions come to mind: if indeed new and of value, how will (and for how long) will Egnyte hold on to this exclusivity; does anyone really think this approach overcomes the obvious objections any sensible business would have to using and relying on 3rd party cloud offerings for their sensitive/business critical data?
Fixed an error for you
"Various tech companies sell into the UK from outside the UK. They book their revenue outside the UK, make their profits outside and thus no money is levied"
I think you meant -
Various companies sell and have a physical presence in the UK but construct their business so that, for tax purposes, they are able to book their revenue outside the UK, make their profits outside and thus no UK corporation tax can be levied, unlike the majority of ethical businesses operating in the UK.
So by inference you feel the restaurateur's reaction justified?
I don't know the specific details of why she went to that particular restaurant (and I doubt you do either). Maybe she went with a group of friends, so didn't have free choice of venue?
In any event, can't see your point having any relevance to the case. It does say something about you though.
Re: HP Proliant Micrpserver
There's a £100 cashback offer from HP on the ProLiant Microserver N40L during November, so, total cost about £120 all in from a number of retailers, for base configuration (2GB).
"Uploading is tedious"
Sure is. I uploaded a couple of hundred tracks yesterday - and no sign of scan-and-match in action. Various problems with upload errors and had to resubmit a number of tracks.
Hopefully, if/when scan-and-match kicks in it will also provide decent quality cover images as some of mine weren't too good and so needed searching for and editing/reuploading. That process could be easier too.
Still, good start.
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