99 posts • joined Friday 13th July 2007 12:34 GMT
Given the rate of failure for flash drives, I'd recommend that if you were to do this, you also store that critical data elsewhere, preferably in a RAID configuration.
You might not like it, but your local disks (hard, flash or otherwise) are much more likely to fail and be unrecoverable than a huge cluster of Google/MS/BlahCorp disks. I'm also hoping that Google et al are more diligent with backups than my dad is.
Re: XP not Vista
"If you want Windows XP you should be allowed to purchase Windows XP"
Why? It's an out dated product that is no longer on sale because there are newer versions. How many vendors still allow you to buy old versions of their products?
If MS let you buy all their previous versions of Windows they'd be letting themselves in for a support nightmare. Everyone would still be using Windows 3.11 or Windows 95 because that's what they are used to. Bleh!
Re: Re: Well now...
I'll agree on the second point but never on the first! NEVER!
Are you trying to compete for the most downrated comment ever? This must come close.
I really hope they don't implement this "while you type" search. I can't be arsed with my results jumping about all the time eventhough I've not finished my search. Just let me search for what I want to search for...
Point 1: Being an atheist does not mean you don't have morals. While you may think that morality is instilled in us by the belief that is we do something wrong we'll be punished in an afterlife, most atheist believe that if we do something wrong, it's wrong. For me, hurting people is not on the cards, not because I think that if I do I'll be punished, but because I don't want to.
Point 2: You can twist words as much as you want but we both know that atheism is the non-believe in a deity, a supernatural being which may or may not be all seeing, all powerful, all guiding or all anything. You can call money, fame etc Gods if you wish but don't pretend that you don't know and we don't know that you're twisting the meanings of words.
...was ignorance of the law deemed a viable defence?
RE: It's possible because
You seem to have missed that this app is not downloadable on the Market. It has been downloaded from some nefarious site.
Also, Android already has the UAC type window. When you install an app you are briefed on exaclty what it can do.
When you take that a step further and then require permission everytime an app is launched/does something, you just break the app. Who the hell wants to download an alternative SMS/Dialer app when it's going to prompt you for permissions everytime it does something. If you don't like what it's going to do, don't install it!
RE: Not all Symbian phones are smartphones?
No, not all Symbain phones are smartphones. For instance, the Nokia 3310 runs a Symbian OS, would you class this as a smartphone? I certainly wouldn't. What would I call it? Probably just a phone.
Sure was, I read it again last week!
See here: http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/0000/bastard06.php
Not all Symbian phones are smartphones. Also, this study is an American one, where Nokia (where the OS of choice is Symbian) doesn't have a great uptake. We need global figures to show what you want.
I get free coffee at work...
"a friend with an Android phone was seriously worried about taking it abroad"
This is incorrect. If I turn my 3G off, it stays off until I explicitly turn it back on.
Also, as others have pointed out, there is a setting to disable data roaming.
I've heard the same legend about the iPhone... wonder if this is just getting confused?
You are the perfect example of why large companies can get away with huge flaws in their products.
After going on about how Apple have messed up and telling us about the device's faults you then go on to say you'll probably still get one.
WTF? WHY? Brand loyalty? Why do people continually pay for terrible products, it only reinforces the point-of-view that companies can put out this garbage without any need to care about the user.
You, sir, are a sucker.
I'm all for choice
And if it's your choice to own an iPhone then so be it. Personally I prefer something a little more open and flexible but that's not for everyone, clearly. I won't take a dig at someone for wanting an iPhone but I will reserve my right to take a dig at the iPhone/Apple/Mr Jobs whenever I like.
RE: Oh well...
I'd be interested to know what smartphone you'll get instead which doesn't have this feature or another like it?
Not just different spellings
The differences are there to determine what hardware platform the software can run on. x86 is used to denote a processor family based on Intel's 8086 and it's derivatives. x86-32 is commonly used to tell them apart from the other processor architectures such as SPARC and PowerPC.
I've had a Cool-ER e-reader for about a year now and it was well worth the money. I've used it for both entertainment and studying and have found it to be fantastic for both. However, I am not the kind of person who makes notes in books. If I was, then I can see how it would be annoying to have that basic function taken away.
Searching through a volume should be easier on an e-reader than a normal book. In fact, it is. The space I am saving by having around 120 books (and room for more) on my reader rather than in my study is more than worth it. Plus the millions of out of copyright books, completely freely available books on the internet have actually saved me money, even when you take into account the initial £180 for the device.
The iPad - I'm not a lover of the thing but surely the limitations in the article can be overcome by some clever software, and I'll bet that Apple have the intuitiveness to do it.
This article is about US sales, the other you are referring to was about world sales. Believe it or not, there is a difference.
You don't need to upload content to get IP addresses. I could go into any swarm right now and get hundreds of IPs of people leeching content. At least some of those IPs won't be proxied and some of those ISPs will be willing to co-operate and there you have your victims.
The only new thing with this report is that someone's actually come out and said they can track IPs over multiple downloads. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if the RIAA, MPAA et al aren't already doing this.
iPad or three?
You can only get two iPads buddy and I doubt Cupertino would make an exception for that black market peddler Quark.
Because no-one's ever pissed on an ant hill just because they thought it would be funny...!
""Arrest that man!" he says, pointing at me, as the 'beancounter' breaks out a set of handcuffs."
I'm not sure they're the same person, how can he both point and break out some handcuffs? I think the 'beancounter' is an undercover cop and the KiwiFoo guy is Simon. I think.
Newzbin don't provide anything that you can't get anyway by using a newsreader, they just make it a bit easier to find.
This case is a joke and as someone above pointed out, it seems the judge forgot the difference between hosting material and indexing it.
Cisco Uses Power for Evil!
And the only way you'll be able to see these healines are on old style "newspapers" because today, Cisco will announce that they are going to hold the world to ransom by shutting down ALL their routers, killing the Interwebs...
...the price of this dastardly blackmailing scheme? One MILLION DOLLARS!
Silly Merkin... yeah I'll just go now...
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