138 posts • joined Friday 28th December 2012 09:58 GMT
Re: Oh FFS...
It's not novel to anyone who watched TV in the last 30 years.
As long as compatibility mode works, I don't see a big problem.
As long as compatibility mode works, I don't see a big problem.
How long before apple sue over their unique, patented "plug works wither way up" technology?
sooo.... they've blocked ebay?
I'm sure that will immediately include and ban all radical Islam websites. Then in 4 months it will include the EDF. 4 months after that, the BNP.
And then 4 months after that, the UKIP.
Have you tried...
...just beating him until he realises he doesn't actually NEED a laptop, he just wants one?
How big are the tanks in Olympic swimming pools?
How big are the tanks in Olympic swimming pools?
Re: Cute li'l guinea pigs.
You realise that 30cm fence is merely psychological.
They'll be over that fence in a second if they really feel like it.
They'll clear it in one bound if they get a run up.
Asus X102BA Touch Laptop - £289?
Asus X102BA Touch Laptop
- AMD A4-1200 1GHz
- 4GB RAM + 500GB HDD
- 10.1" Touchscreen
- HD Webcam + AMD HD 8180G
- Windows 8 + Microsoft Office 2013
Re: ..I don't need to apply..
Wouldn't most of the games be 15 to 18 rated?
Fake accounts set up by scammer?
...as opposed to all the fake accounts setup and run by their staff?
As per title.
It's not physics
It's not physics stopping us having flying cars - we even have a human powered flying bicycle now.
It's laws and licences.
While you need a pilots licence, and the vehicle must to be rated, insured and flown under aircraft rules, it ain't gonna happen.
I predict that slowly and surely all of Apples patents will be overturned, until eventually Samsung sue them for something like "vexatious business practices" or "anti-competitive behaviour" and Apple will be destroyed financially, possibly being banned from trading in the electronics market as part of the settlement
We all know they have been making false claims and filing false patents in an attempt to interfere with their competitors ability to conduct business.
It will come back to bite them on the ass.
A 6 woman 2 man Jury... a sure way to get a victory for Apple.
Women will be more focused on how something looks rather than the technical aspects.
Men are also more likely to have seen/used tech before which had the features and realise Apple didn't invent them.
Why have the OS manage it?
Why have the OS manage what goes in the near-memory cache.... surely the CPU or chipset should be doing that?
How long before Iran sues the US government in a US court and wins.
Seems like an open and shut case to me.
Did an office 2013/365 install the other day
Did an office 2013/365 install the other day... the web installer downloaded all the latest files.
After the install, windows updates showed NO updates outstanding - it had slipstreamed the updates into the install.
Why can't they do that with windows as well? Maybe even give you an option to build an install disk with all the latest updates slipstreamed into it... maybe even a option to leave out bits you don't want, like tablet support, speech support and other languages?
So could they apply this object recognition technology to Google maps, and automatically create huge computer generated game maps for Half Life 3?
The big cost for the games industry is the time taken to create maps and populate them with objects.
Google could create a standardised map format and use it's tech to create maps usable in any game engine that supports the format. Then they could use Google maps images and videos of the inside of buildings to produce huge maps on a scale never before seen with a level of detail never before possible.
I don't know why I'm writing this here instead of patenting it.
No mention of who died or ended up abandoned far from home.
Rose ended up in a parallel universe, Adric died, Amy and Rorry got trapped in history...
Surely you can just use any only USB cable to plug it into your laptop to charge up.
Or even simpler, just plug the other end of the USB cable into one of the other USB ports on the chromebook for automatic self charging?
I would imagine...
I would imagine that the questions will be solved when Microsoft starts offering some sort of cloud based VDI solution, where they will allow you to hosts the desktop and the fileservers and databases in the cloud, and handle all the paperwork for you. £50 per desktop per month. £100 per "server". VPN included.
Offices don't need PCs and Servers they need MSOffice and File Shares.
Sounds like Microsoft is crapping its pants at the possibility that it could face multi-trillion dollar liabilities at the hands of the Indian government. You see, security bugs are FAULTS. If your product has bugs it is faulty.
The Indian government could simply declare that the consequential losses were a direct result of security fault in Microsofts software that it had DELIBERATELY chosen not to fix.
You see, Microsofts ability to avoid liability for consequential loss via its EULA only stands while they are making efforts to provide fixes. Once they stop I would expect government and courts to begin stripping away that protection as problems arise, either through legal decisions or changes in the law.
My honest opinion is that MS will probably come up with some supplementary licencing scheme, where you will be able to buy an extension licence including rights to continue to download updates for say £30 a year, and probably include update download rights with Office365 and try and sign everyone up to that.
This is why...
This is why I shoot my victims in the face, like every other respectable killer.
Completely pointless - in 3 years filesharing and downloading will be largely shut down at the ISP level, and the market for multi-terabyte disks will become niche and there wont be the volumes there to make it profitable any more.
I had a call from TalkTalk
I had a call from TalkTalk asking if I would like to switch my phone line to TalkTalk.
The only people on earth who had my phone number were TalkTalk, as I had signed up a few months back to TalkTalk Business as their broadband service is good here. No-one else had the number - not even me - as I use Skype for all incoming calls.
TalkTalk used their own customer list to cold-call customers asking them if they would like to switch to TalkTalk. I wonder what the success rate was on that...
We all knew...
We all knew the the precedence was set with TPB that the numbers would increase near exponentially.
I'm guessing the next set of papers to get filed with and rubber stamped by the court with be 200+
After that 2000.
Within a couple of years ISPs will be using a whitelist of "approved" sites.
(Yes yes I know that isn't exponential, STFU.)
Wait a minute...
Didn't they recently permanently lose a load of customer data when it turned out they were only doing bi-hourly backups to save time and not mirroring the data.
Why the hell...
Why the hell aren't the ASA stamping on the other ISPs claims of "no limits" (but with "acceptable use policies") and bullcrap claims of speed? Someone somewhere is taking brown envelopes.
Remember - if someone is on Virgin media cable, the chances are even with a 75% speed reduction they would still get faster speeds than BT et al would give them.
I used to hate Virgin/NTL, but having experience BT service I'd take Virgin any day.
Re: Quite satisfied
RE: "but the DoJ's settlement was nothing but a corporatist sellout with the typical 'slap on the wrist' penalties."
The thing is, now they've settled in the one case, they'll have a damn hard job arguing against the other.
The amount of money involved is likely to be monstrous, and if it even gets as far as trial their share prices will plummet. The employees may well (quite rightly in my opinion) end up owning the companies they work(ed) for.
Re: @ James Micallef
Yeah I thought the same thing. In fact, if she even gets copies of the photos, she goes to jail years.
Now find a cheap way to coat the outside with solar cells so that it charges while parked.
Couldn't Android just be updated so that if there is enough battery, when you dial an emergency number, it tacks the rough GPS co-ordinates onto the caller ID? Or if that takes too long, at least fetches them and displays them on the screen in big letters? You could even have if read them out loud digitally if there is no talking on the line from the mobile end.
Also, can I have an option to prevent the emergency number being dialled when the phone is locked and the proximity sensor says something is next to the screen... like when it's in my pocket? Not mandatory, just an option.
Come on google, you can do it.
Many mental "disabilities" have a distinct positive side.
I'm dyslexic, and as a result am an outstanding problem solver. (In fact, most of the worlds top problem solvers are dyslexic.)
Likewise if you want someone to assemble Swiss watches, an obsessive-compulsive person might be good because of their attention to detail is what is needed.
It's about matching the person to the job.
You couldn't put a deaf man in a call centre, but put him in the turbine hall at a power station and he's better able to work than a hearing person.
"Unusual to see the threat of strike action when German industrial relations are generally very good."
Actually, German Labour laws mean the companies usually cave in and make a deal to cut their losses before it gets this far.
It's not good relations, it's just no company has ever made a stand before.
German labour laws put ALL the power in the hands of the workers. You can't even make them redundant and move your distribution centre abroad, as you need agreement from both the union AND the local government who will pick up the unemployment bill, in order to make any significant number of people redundant.
It's the reason the German economy has done so well... companies CAN'T close factories etc.
The result is profitable factories in the UK being shut and production moved to loss making plants in Germany. (The Luton Vectra plant for example!)
Would love for this "leak" to have been a fake, with unworkable board layouts included to throw off competitors.
I don't think it's fair...
I don't think it's fair to mention that the fire fighters struggled to put out the fire and had to jack the car up, when it was simply because they didn't know what they were doing.
Even if you apply the "they did what usually works" principle, as soon as they realised they couldn't put it out they should have thought for a second and said "right, what exactly are we dealing with here" rather than just hacking away with an axe. Given the sort of stuff they put in car batteries, I would expect cracking the battery open with an axe to make things worse rather than better.
It's not the cars fault... the back of the car wasn't in flames and the fire-fighters could clearly see the cars make and model... they simply didn't know what they were doing, and went at it ham-fisted.
Mythbuster did an episode a year ago where they hacked the latest state of the art fingerprint scanner.
The makera said it had never and could never be hacked as it required a live finger.
Needless to say it took them 1 attempt and about 6 hours.
They could reproduce the solution in under an hour.
(Half the readers just picked up their phone and breathed on it, and half of those are now changing back to PIN)
Isn't this just the same as Androids pattern unlock?
Where if you breath on the screen and hold the phone at and angle the screen mists a little and you can see the smeary pattern from the grease in the users fingers?
A disaster for many sellers
Won't this be a disaster for many sellers, with items selling for a fraction of their value as the auctions expire during the downtime and the usual last minute bidding being impossible.
Most ebay items pick up 80% of their sale price in the last hour. Even if ebay extends the auctions by the length of the downtime, many bidders will have missed their expected bid time and given up, and many more wont bother logging in to ebay because "it was down last time I tried".
This will be disastrous for many sellers who will see their stuff sell for a fraction of it value, while having no option to cancel without getting negative feedback.
And of course, ebays liabilities are zero... you wont even be able to get your listing and final value fees back from them.
Re: Or Possibly...
The term is "Untested".
"one has to wonder"
"one has to wonder how long the Skype brand will last in this new world of truly unified communications" - well at least until after Microsoft build external calling into Lync... the one SIP provider that was doing Lync SIP integration has pulled out of the market due to lack of support by MS, so you still have to run both Lync and Skype.
I would guess...
I would guess it's so that when the RSPCA turn up to seize an animal that's being mistreated, they know in advance if they are likely to get a shotgun pointed in their face.
Re: He was lucky :-(
Actually 1,000,000 to 2,000,000, although even at just 100,000 it would have been the biggest protest in world history and the most significant political event in Europe since the second world war, eclipsing the fall of the Berlin wall.
But the BBC buried the story, downplaying it and only giving it a minute or so coverage.
How do I insure myself against me making poor decisions in pursuit of profit?
Who on earth would be stupid enough to offer me this insurance?
Re: Coming soon...
Adblock can't block facebook ads as they are written into the content of the page.
Re: 3D movable instructions next?
Or just a video of someone putting it together?
If 37% of people are still using XP then cutting off updates will likely see MS in receipt of a huge series os sueballs, possibly a class-action, for providing a product not fir for purpose.
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