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Re: And why aren't they going after this group??
The entire UK police force is too tied up with investigations of investigations of investigations about plebgate.
Ahmen to that!
Well. if Apple thought they could issue a killer blow to Samsung's mobile aspirations, it is coming all too late.
Surely, the outpouring is also travelling in the direction of the spin at the point it left the influence of the object itself? So a spiral effect could be reduced to a point of being not visible to the naked eye?
Just guessing. Might be bollocks.
Obviously the author should of interviewed Bezo's wife for the book.
...which two companies are most of the probation services going to be outsourced to? Just for fun.
Incidentally, some probation staff are/were on strike about that very thing today.
Re: Slave labor is big business in the USA
Slabe labour or simply repaying one's debt to society? Or even just repaying the high cost to keep them in prison?
Mythical man month...
... only really applies when the people in situ know what they are doing but they are just doing it too slowly. Now, if you have a bunch of fuckwits in-situ (no idea if that is the case) , then getting non-fuckwit people in can only help. Of course, if it has just been designed badly, then neither fuckwits nor non-fuckwits will be able to fix it.
Just for the record, I won'r be buying BackBerry and that is because it doesn't fit with my strategy.
Just incase you were wonderin'.
I am wondering what the taxi drivers will make of this (there are enough of them in Milton Keynes.)
"anyone remember the early days of Slackware?"
Pretty much every longtime linux user. Ah, how I miss recompliling the kernel just to get the network card to work, etc, etc...
I've enjoyed reading these articles to a point, but you know when you start reading them that they are always going to end in tears. To read about the sweat and tears and knock-backs as all a bit heart-breaking.
I think secureboot is permanently on on RT tablets. I don't know if the secureboot can be gotten around on the RT tablet. Other tablets are available.
If stuff was being bought at an inflated price, then surely that's the buyer's fault, not the seller?
Arse-pocket shaped would be much better.
All I can say is....
try dealing with LMBCS
apple should buy more of its own shares... Icahn's shares, to be exact.
Maybe because MS jumped in bed with Arm, Intel feels they should look-around for themselves.
Takes me back to the late Nightees when lots of software used to do underhand things like this.
Just because you can trust the software doesn't mean you can trust the hardware, so unless both software and hardware were "open" and verifiable, then surely you are still at risk, even with open software.
I think it was Carl Sagan that said something like "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you first have to invent the universe."
I use free and open software out of choice, but I am no fanatic.
At the prices Apple charge, I would expect the phones to be jewel-band.
As the icon says...
To be far, I am not sure if devaluing a cert is a good move, either. You'll surely piss off the people that got it when it was at its hardest.
Interesting to see that MS sees its educational budget as another marketing budget. They should be paying people to do their exams, then shouldn't they?
I would guess it was something along the lines of having previous for drink/drive or similar.
Same old, same old.
I think the dual boot point is totally lost in the article.
I read the dual boot aspect as...
"Try Ubuntu as a phone platform and y'know what if you don't like it or no one does any apps for it, you have an awesome Android phone for not much money." Far less of a gamble for people than Ubuntu only.
"Liquid Metal". What's the phone's model number.... T-1000?
Slow news day...
She talks about being burgled and not being able to stay in the house another night.
Well, we were burgled. And we stayed in that house that very night... and every other night after that. It was our house and its where we lived - no burgler was going to take that from us.
If the NSA get round to having the tech and the will to decrypt my emails, then all I can say is I hope they enjoy the cat pictures.
And not releasing for tablets because that might eat into the Surface sales?
Nothing to worry about on that front, MS.
"If companies implementing standards cannot rely on FRAND commitments," ... "they will be less likely to participate in standard setting, which will drive up costs for consumers and reduce the pace of innovation."
And when companies find their patents undefendable just because it's part of standard, you might find those companies less likely to participate in standard setting.
Surely the Reg didn't reject us because we used a bit of sarcasm against an article? If you applied the same principle to the articles themselves, you'd have nothing to publish!
Yeah, this was my second attempt. I re-read the house rules and I couldn't see what was wrong with it. I added "Oracle" and resent and hoped for the best.
Breaking News, Read all about it - Oracle website maintenance performed.
That struck me too. Have an upvote.
If anybody is more concerned about their current use of the cloud because of the Snowden business, then they really walked into the situation with their eyes shut.
"Arm twisting" - he never said that - he said he wasn't going to horse trade for him.
Re: illegal for anyone to actively seek child pornography
IWF have a memorandum of understanding from ACPO or somewhere like that basically says they can look at this stuff without fear of prosecution. Presumably that will be extended to allow them to hunt out this stuff without fear of prosecution.
What is Microsoft's excuse?
Well, we always knew that the IWF (as noble a *cause* as it is) would be the thin end of the wedge. That's why so much fuss was kicked up during ScorpGate. Well, I use a small ISP and a pay through the nose for the privilege of being somewhat off the grid. What the governent doesn't realise is that some of professionals require our connections to be un-screwed about with because if your trying to fault find a busted server a plane ride's distance away, it doesn't help someone silently screwing with your connection.
It's funny that the IWF remit seemed to change... at some point it was only supposed to stop accidental access to child abuse images. A lot of effort for something that never actually seems to happen. Anyway, this new goevernment call seems to admit that the IWF solution isn't achieving anything useful
Re: Reading between the lines
But if Amazon was selling below cost, who was making the loss? If it was Amazon, then no issue to the distributor, or if was the publishers, then more fool them, surely?
Do cinemas have a "Most Favoured Nation" clause? As a non-lawyer, I would say that is where the real issue lies... the fact that Apple forced the price up at a competitior.
When I was a customer of Be's, their "big thing" was that they were a different kind of ISP that didn't play the games of the big boys. A lot of ppl on their forums were people who chose a different path because they were sick of the mainstream BB BS.
Even though I was only getting 4Mb/s (and couldn't ever download 150GB) in a month, I still feel cheated by the ASA ruling, because Be certainly made noises that they were "different" and were for people that took their broadband seriously, rather than those who accepted free broadband with every can of soup.
As far as I understand it, Apple have companies that pay tax in no country because of a loophole in Irish law. Before Ireland got bailed out, the EU should have demanded that loophole was closed so that it could reap some corporation tax from these "ghost" companies. There is a really clear/good article about the Irish connection on BBC New's website (for once!)
Downvoted for utter snobbery. Council estate not good enough for you?
I think he is signed up to that billionnaires thing where you promise ot give away 50% of your billions to charity before you die. I Can't remember what its called.
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