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I think the writer really underestimates how bad the courier companies really are... they're no more reliable than a drone today.
Why destroy? Surely there are better, practical uses we can put this otherwise working tech to. Give it to a charity or something.
Okay, might not work for everything, but it seems such a waste.
Re: Tell you what. Mr. Vaizey...
Re: What a fucking surprise
I actually saw it, and didn't think it was propoganda at all. It seemed to be a fair biography of the other guy who setup wikileaks and isnt the arrogant gloryhound that assange is.
It was even fair enough to show him at the end slamming the movie.
In my experience, if someone doesnt want you to see a movie, then you should see it. I thought it was very good.
Why "Apple" in the headlines? Not Apple employees, and the contractor isn't exclusive to Apple....
So LG would presumably not mind me stealing all of their IP as long as I dont use it, except to decide what ads to show them?
Problem with clouds is there's nothing holding them up .
Re: any bets on how long EOP will take to bin the good bits?
Elop, Flop, what's the difference?
How can it be 42 million dateless Aussies when the total population is only 20 odd million?
Re: How stupid are they?
Well Tom. It works. See also: Europe.
Re: In light of this
Well given government interference meant we had the IMEI blacklist here years ago, and the yanks refused to use it even when technically possible... and government interference meant we had a GSM standard to start with (and thus could roam easier), mobile phones are a great argument for government intervention.
Was at O2 when they decided customer service was an optional extra. Thankfully I managed to avoid being shafted to Crapita, but was amazed at the amount of double talk.
"Don't worry all your rights are protected" they say loudly and proudly, just don't as about the fine print that says this protection is merely a requirement to consult with you... Not unlike how I was just "consulted" (railroaded) about the current change.
Having one side dictate terms is not a reasonable interpretation of the term consultation.
Re: Junk business
If it's just hype, why are the iOS web share figures so high?
Perhaps because those who buy to use the tech, rather than buy to have the tech, tend to choose iPhone?
Call it an idiot tax all you want, but the web usage figures are pretty conclusive. People who tend to actually use a smartphone as a smartphone tend to use iOS.
Yet, who refers to their graphics card as a 3Dfx card anymore?
Re: It doesn't just compete with Apple.
>>>It doesn't just compete with Apple.
>>>This competes against ALL laptop makers, but clearly the author is an iFan to start with.
Wasn't he responding to a company hack who claimed the target for this product was to replace the MBP?
Thats not biased, thats challenging their assertion. The opposite of biased.
Re: unhelpful review
>>>OOOOh ok no need to mention that you can use Photoshop, Visual Studio, CAD, FTP, sync you ipod or iphone and not to mention use stuff like Tradestation. With all that dullhead name calling i bet you have a pc at your house what you fail to realize is the sruface pro is that pc in your bag
Like an 11in laptop, not to many wanted those either. Instead you've got an expensive cloth as a keyboard... wow, progress.,
what do you expect from a company that considers customer service an optional extra?
Would like to see a version where the bigfinish audios are included
>>>Uh but the US/NSA have shown time after time they can't be trusted on their word They'll just agree that he can travel
Just wondering when Germany became part of the USA
a review of the Big Finnish celebration "The light at the end"
>>>Prosecutors claim that Love and his conspirators, between October 2012 and October 2013, inserted backdoors into compromised networks to allow them to return at a later date to steal confidential data from those hacked systems.
So the others did onto them as they do onto the others....
Surely that cant stand on appeal....
>>"but they also know that it has their best interests at heart, and is never trying to sell them a product or propagandize them in any way. "
He went on to say
"By the way, I hear the weather is nice in Gibraltar"
Seems like a sweet deal. Get some land and have the seller pay for it.
They got it for peanuts and are upset the free lunch is over.
Re: Honest politicians are rare
>>>Honest politicians are rare and Alec Salmond is one of those rare ones.
Said in an article that reveals Alex Salmond spend £20k covering up a lie?
Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here
1) "You'll have to pay roaming fees for using your phone in England" A) No shit sherlock b) O2s roaming costs are LESS than they charge for domestic use, due to EU rules.
2) You'll need to carry your passport: Again no shit sherlock, foreign country and all that.
3) Englanmd will be a different country... another no shit sherlock, but wait, what's that, Scotland and England are different countries with different legal systems, school systems, health care systems, and even different forms of the English language.
So far their claims would struggle to meet the requirements of a "Not Proven" let alone "Guilty" of delivering the truth.
How can that be "Not proven" when you've just stipilated to the facts? You've just agreed that everything theyve said is true?
Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here
>>>The no campaign is grasping at straws here
>>>shows how terrifiied they are of us leaving the UK.
What straws? Alex Salmond did waste public money hiding the fact he hadnt asked for a legal opinion, right when legal opinions are coing out that makes him look like an idiot.
>>>true what youre saying but they are going to pay on time no matter what the mainstream media tries and convince you otherwise. Already provisions in the law that treasury can allocate the funds for emergency purposes such as this.
Indeed, I saw him more as a Jabba the Hutt figure
Re: This report is complete and utter rubbish (NOT REALLY)
>>>>Have you noticed that Mercedes came out with a C Class that starts at $29,900 USD?
Have you noticed that a hyundai is half the price, and still has 4 wheels?
Re: El Reg is getting worse....
Thats pretty much what I was going to post. Apple has no interest in being an everyman product. They make products they believe are stylish and desirable to go after the higher end of the market. To build an everyman product they'd have to cut corners that would ultimately hurt the brand.
Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce could all make a shit car anyone could by - but don't because it would hut their brand. Equally, Hyundai or Tata could build luxury sports cars, but wont, becuase the brand has certain expectations that aren't compatible with a higher end product.
Re: A car that can pay for itself?
No matter your stance on environmental stuff, this can only be a good thing... not wasting all of that power blowing at us from the sun and using limited, costly, fossil stuff just makes sense.... (presuming of course its still neutral or better after creating the solar cells is factored in)
Re: Best line ever...
I think you'll find that this battlestation is fully operational (only when he's not there).
Re: United SocialistStates of America
If you think this has anything to do with socialism... Well it says more about your own intelligence than whatever point it is you just failed to make.
I presumed it was bad, but I didn't presume it was that bad.
Shutting down clearly was the only possible option. You cannot run a secure email service if someone else has the master key.
Its cheating because its running in an overdrive that is beyond the phones normal operation.. If Sammy wanted to they could run it at full speed all the time, but then noone would buy it cos the battery life would be shot.
Re: the US political system is FUBAR
It's clear you don't get why corporate personhood is actually a good thing.
Laws apply to people. They don't apply to dogs and trees and things that aren't people.
Because corporations are legal people, they can sell you things, they can't commit crimes, and have to pay up if they hurt you. You can't sue a nonperson.
Re: NASA website
As other commenters have noted, including myself. There is the cost of bandwidth to provide a full service (apparently that Nasa closed page is 21k, as opposed to a browsing session in the Mbs per person), and the problem of noone patching out security flaws as they arise.
Lets say a new vulnerability is discovered next week that GovernmentProjectA.gov is vulnerable to. lets say that site has personal data on it... I dunno maybe ticket sales to an event or a submission system for a permit or something.
Would it be better for the site to be down, or up and not maintained?
Missed a bit in the article
He went on to say "who am I? What am I doing here, and when are you going to pay the absurdly high bill I sent you to ask questions I could have answered if I was paying attention to the real world?"
Re: This is just a mild taste of reality
Appropriations and spending bills have to be passed all the time, surplus, deficit, or anything in between. They are bread and butter bills to reallocate funds from the treasury to the departments.
The Debt ceiling problem is in two weeks.
The reason why this has happened to because the republicans in the house haven't been able to convince the senate to repeal the AHA any of the 40 odd times they've tried... So they're now taking hostages.
Re: Get it right
>>>>>Can you tell me what THIS BILL does to alter that? The only people who benefit from this are insurance companies.
This bill has nothing to do with healthcare at all. It is an appropriations/supply bill to find the government.
Perhaps you mean the affordable care act, which is not a bill.
Seriously, if you don't know the difference you need to stop copy/pasting crap from tea party HQ and instead go spend some time learning how congress works.
Re: Who knows...
It was a Capita quote for the contract, they get paid by the bit.
Yes, the democrats have caused a shutdown, under President Ray-Gun... Sorry, I mean Reagan.
Re: Get it right
The issue was debated... And passed by both houses! There's a reason why its called the affordable care act and not the affordable care bill. Acts have been passed, the debate is complete, it is law.
As for the shutdown, that again was debated, and the senate voted against passing the bill, thrice.
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