1059 posts • joined 11 Dec 2012
And run what?
Market share, market share. What shall we do?
Apple will just have to make do with taking all the profits
Apple is doomed if it doesn't follow the advice of the analysts! Phablet, massive iPad, TV set ... now! Cmon Apple - you're almost on the ropes after not releasing a netbook!
Or, perhaps the analysts are full of crap ...
It's not hard to start a bank now
Licenses are much more easily acquitted, and banking engines are, if not exactly commoditised, no longer proprietary secret sauce. The most expensive things you need are Fraud, Regulatory, Compliance and Risk teams - a potential outsourcing market opportunity for someone!
Re: As I always say
Pasta with a choice of topos
As I always say
Build a better mousetrap and the world will use it as a cheese grater
Dull sounding patents?
What's the correlation between how dull a patent sounds (to the uninitiated) and how far-reaching it's real impact? That might be a good subject for a patent ...
Governments won't be happy until we're all fitted with a kill chip at birth
I think that's all I need to say here
You don't see many cyclists riding along while updating their Facebook page and yelling at the kids in the back
Re: Already done.
Yes, but the new show will actually acknowledge ripping off Dick (if you'll pardon the expression)
Someone is planning yet another assault on the late Philip K Dick. Take them down - now!
Re: Re:fanboys. We should strangle them all and improve the species.
Oooh, get you Queen Loana
Slightly better than Cloudstore
It has a working search engine. However, they need to stop suppliers clicking every single category for their products, not matter how unrelated. In other words, it will need some curation
The sad thing for Microsoft is ...
It's not as though there's any exclusive tech involved. When they finally get it right, someone else will copy it, only cheaper.
Still, at least they'll manage to sell some copies of Windows 8 that way
Political correctness gone mad! That's Mrs Paint to you
What's wrong with circular connectors? Old-style GPO phone plugs, anyone?
Re: Just what the world needs
Yes, damn Apple and their USB plugs that fit into USB sockets. What's wrong with PS/2?
Re: Fear of competent people by senior management
That can't be right - my senior management love me ...
Re: Was that sarcasm
Sorry, typo. Rather than 'reputable' I meant to write 'feckin' shitebags'
Re: A touch unfair surely
Common knowledge among the commentry: the only people who know how to make the Civil Service work are the people who aren't currently in it.
Hence my new PFI contractor - Schrödinger Systems.
I think you'll find all the senior management are recruited from industry. Reputable suppliers like, say, Capita, Atos, KPMG, etc, etc
And that means, when it's broken, it's working
"If only we can suppress the facts till after May 7 ... we'll all be non-execs at Raytheon by June"
Re: Shipped vs "in users hands"
Breen Whitman fabricates 103% of the world's fabricated stats - fact.
Reporter reports on rumours and predictions while complaining about hype? Yep, irony bypass fully functional
Re: Just record a playthrough of COD...
Why not let hard core gamers rent out a small screen at a multiplex to play their favourite game on a really big screen and sound system to an audience of friends?
Re: also meant to die...
Why did the button commit suicide?
It was depressed.
Are you an anime character?
Fact: when you run over a chicken, the noise sounds like the word 'escalope'.
Re: Lucky that Atari hadn't patented their design then
Prior art. See US patent: Position Control System Employing Pulse Producing Means Indicative of Magnitude and Direction of Movement," R. A. Koster, Feb. 14, 1967
Back in the day, rozzers got in trouble for friending criminals not victims. Not to mention the antics of the underduvet shag-a-demonstrator squad
Swarming, and other animal group behaviours will also have interesting applications here
Re: paying someone to write software
Here's some obey. Write me an open source clone of Outlook please. Easy, innit?
Bloated - software that contains features the commenter does not use, most often those that ease interaction with other humans
When he finally leaves
How long before somebody posts a speeded up video of the event with Yaketty Sax on the soundtrack
A Roman ballista, a circus cannon, or a series of trampolines ...
I wore a pair
and my dictaphone stopped working
In other news ...
Oasis deny being a Beatles-tribute band
Re: This will be great for listening to classical music
So 50 mics & 50 recording channels just for the choristers, plus a few more for ambience. Alternatively, a single Ambisonic mic and four channels for recording
This will be great for listening to classical music
Particularly those performances where the cellist is perched on a step-ladder and the violinist hangs upside down from a trapeze
Re: Public money
So true. In a word: banks
No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off
Reminds me of something
Can't think what. I'm sure it will hit me soon - like lightning. Wonder if there is any prior art?
Re: Standards proliferation
MacMini? Drivers? What sort of monitor still needs drivers? Every Mac/monitor I've used has just worked (in OSX)
The higher up in Gartner they are
The weirder they come across when presenting, especially when you see them on a giant screen. The top bods never blink and they inject
pauses at random points
their presentations, usually illustrated with the gesture commonly used by anglers to indicate the size of fish they didn't catch
Re: Or like original Star Trek?
Fantasy doesn't constitute prior art - hence my daydreams of killing irritating commentards by the power of thought will never make me rich
Re: Disability Access
So, does Dragon understand that a query like "how many baseball players in the US" should be transparently redirected to Wolfram? Or is it somewhat dumber than that?
Re: Why did Jasper
Really? I'm commenting on his journalism which seems to me to consist of minimally rewriting press releases in an inflammatory way purely to generate page views in the comments section. In other words, a form of trolling - at which he is very successful, it has to be said.
It's all in the definitions
A billion people in China have high-performance cars, so long as that category extends to include engine-less two-wheeled vehicles
Re: You think you have problems......
They have their own compression algorithm
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