2310 posts • joined 23 Jan 2007
>>>>Which? found that US punters were paying around 30 per cent less for a MacBook Pro - £1499 in Blighty against £1144.
Going to go on a limb and guess they didn't compare apples with apples... Specifically including our 20% VAT but excluding US sales tax.
That leaves the difference not very much at all.
There was a guy in the US charged with supplying military matrerials to terrorists.
The materials: Waterproof socks.
Not really a surprise. The problem never was, and still isn't, the handheld bit, its the distracted from your phone conversation bit.
I hate to say it, but its becoming very hard to vote no in September.
Re: I think this quote sums it all up...
Ralph is adorable and cute. Windows Phone is neither.
Re: just another case of MS flogging their dead platform...
"so there is no reason why a vodafone user with an iPhone should be able to view the content where as a winphone user on the same network can't."
Except the value in spending money to test on that platform to ensure comaptibility...
>>>>>He added: “My only motivation has been to ensure that Australians have access to the content they’ve already paid for as taxpayers on the devices and platforms *they own and love*.”
Which would make sense if it wasn't a win mobile app....
I hope for you sake you don't have Sky's phone service. If so you'll probably find BT is the only viable option for you - everyone else will want to charge you a stupid installation fee for taking it of Sky MPF
I did email the correction, but Manx Telecom was sold by O2 in 2010.
In a return statement, the CEO of Samsung said "While we applaud Blackberry and RIM for their plans, we don’t think it’s enough to cover their costs. Instead look to just about any other business where they actually make money."
What a well reasoned response to the chicken-littling.
Re: "I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS"
I'm glad there is one person on the internet that knows how it works. Now if only we could get you into BT, Verizon, et al....
Re: I wonder if, given that their world-wide data is stored in the USA, ...
Go to the command line and type Tracert (host name).
This is a technology news website for computer people. If you can't work out how to use google to understand the things you dont understand... I'm afraid we cannot help you.
>>>>>The solution is simple: The affected business owners notify Yelp of the extortion letters and the threats,
And then Yelp suggest the business owner signs up to the UltimatePlatinumDiamondDeLuxe (tm) package where Yelp will remove those negative reviews....
Re: ok.. who sets the base reference for prices?
G2, the solution is even easier. Amazon simply stick on a redirect on Amazon.fr that says "Amazon France is closed, but good news, Amazon Luxemburg is still open, and thanks to the free movement of goods and services in the EU, we ship to France".
We understand that a very small number of Chromebook Pixel customers
An admission that chromebook Pixel customers steered clear of them?
Re: Only a lawyer
No, a lawyer attempts to defend the people.
The defence lawyer is the last person standing against the powerful state... Saying "no, you will not take this person unless you can show to all of us, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he did the things you say he did"
He is the last person standing who says to the state "No, you don't get to act like a criminal. You too must play by the same very laws you say you're here to enforce"
Yes, in a case like this it may be tilting a bit at a windmill, but no matter the circumstances he dusts off his jacket, and goes back into the arena, demanding again the State account for itself every time before stripping someones liberties.
Re: jail sentence
Whom did he betray?
Let's stop blaming the witness for the crime. That crap went out with the godfather.
John Oliver had a good example of why this is needed - Big Money has resisted and thrown out regulations on the "Complementary "Medicines"" (Double quote on medicines intentional) industry, with scary advertisements staring Mel Gibson about "government taking away your vitamins" generating more letters to congresspeople than the vietnam war did.
Meanwhile, one third of the products sold dont contain what the container says it does. Good job Democracy.
Re: Next project
I'd be skeptical about that. The Android and WinMob versions failed to locate any clues at all. Just cluelessness.
The EFF wants us all to use the OpenWireless initiative's free router firmware, which allows users to create open guest networks that anyone in range can use.
the firmware would separate the private network from the public and limit freeloader bandwidth to about five percent of a subscriber's allocation.
"EFF is currently working on router technology that supports open wireless in an elegant and secure fashion," the group wrote.
So Basically, they want to do what BT have been doing with FON for years
Which would make sense if there was some barrier stoping extradition from the UK to the US.
There isn't - it's actually quite easy.
If the US had wanted him , they would have made it direct, or kidnapped him direct here, where they have US airbases to run off to.
It's a fairy story he is spinning to avoid charges, nothing more.
Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?
Except he has potentially commited a crime in Sweeden (saying he hasn't commited a crime is not true) and in any case he has now committed a crime in the UK - contempt of court, bail jumping, call it what you will.
>>>>>The WikiLeaker-in-chief has always denied any accusations of wrongdoing, and has said that he fears being extradited to the US via Sweden.
Which is utter bullshit as whilst in Sweeden both the Sweedish and UK governments would be required to ascent to his extraditions, as opposed to just the UK government whilst he sits here.
Now ask yourself, what kind of man turns down an opportunity to make extradition to the US harder and instead decides to become a fugitive.
If I was Huweii, I'd play the US ban as a strength "the reason why they blocked us is because we refused to put their back doors in it."
>>>>The £100m BT and TalkTalk-backed set-top box venture YouView™
Yet last week El Reg couldnt understand why the broadcasters had felt like they lost control of the platform to the ISPs...
He's right BSKyB's broadband is lousy. Gave em 3 months to fix a fault, all I got out of em was fake platitudes and apologies. When I demanded to know what was going on, all I got is "we so sorry, we fix it soon, be patient", a month later when I said "tell me in 30 days what the fault at least is or I quit" I got "we so sorry, we fix it soon, be patient, please dont go"
And of course, because its a LLU line i ended up having to go BT to avoid paying someone to install a new line... and then BT did me the indinity of charging me £30 just to cease the broadband service when I lef them...
Yeah, this isn't a bug at all , just abuse of their protection policy.
well, it least its more plausable than EA saying they cant have womens football teams in game as it would need a new physics engine.... I didnt realise that women had their own laws of relativity.
Okay, I know that fair and balaced reporting on El Reg aint your thing, but couldnt you at least mention the reasons they opposed it?
Sir Humphrey won't let him of course.
The whole thing was just a solution searching for a problem. Good riddance I say.
Re: Conflicting reports?
My reading of the letter is that they aren't stopping it because fo Verizon, they're stopping it on the date they were going to anyway...
But.... 4G doesnt carry phone calls (yet).
Comparing Verizon to Talk Talk... It seems a pretty low blow, but I cant tell who its unfair to....
They're the only ones actively promoting it. Marketing for non BT/TT systems is non existent.
Its not so much vanity. The broadcasters feel they have lost control of youview to TalkTalk and BT. They want it back and ISP-Neutral
Would the author mind if I randomly shone a bright light into his eyes on the drove home? Not as if its "Dangerous" behaviour after all....
Okay, its cool and all, but real world time... Outside of a development enviornment, I cant see too many punters seeing much of a need to swap between 3+ OSes in a mobile enviornment on the fly, especially when for one they need to have another device running one of those OSes anyway.
Seems to be a "because we could" product rather than a "Here's a problem we're trying to solve" product.
FREE Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone
I believe that is fair market value...
Can't Hatchette set up an amazon marketplace account and undercut the bastards?
There are a thousand greengrocers that the supermarkets havent forced out of business?
At the company sports team's game (in the company stadium?), taken to the Company's hospital, presumably scanned by the company machines... Can a Samsung employee potentially do everything they might want to do without going outside of samsung?
>>>>The Air Force has said that it’s surprised by the lawsuit from SpaceX, given that it’s spending millions of dollars on getting the company certified so that it can compete for future launches. General William Shelton, head of the Air Force Space Command, told reporters on Wednesday that SpaceX should be certified by the end of the year or early next year,
Which does a fat lot of good if things dont go out to tender.
No point in moving bub, I'm sure when Single-European-Sky comes in it wont matter where you are.
Dont get me wrong, it has some advantages in cross border licensing and cooperation, but its also a pain in the ass.
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
So basically it comes down to... people who dont know what they're doing trying to take charge... :(
I guess thats what we have to expect with our X-Factor system of government
I dont understand what is so screwed up with this project....
I volunteered in a CAB for a while, and spoke to the benefits expert (laid off jobcetnre worker would you believe it), and in theory universal credit makes logical sense. One benefit with bolt on extras rather than half a bajillion different potential benefits.... Seems like something the phone company does, but in reverse.
I dont understand what is so hard about it systemwise... anyone clue me in?
Re: I have been a fan of the Xbox360 for years...
Last Gen is coming on PS4 through Gaikai... but then again, so is Christmas.
>>> the FBI decided to withdraw the letter. In other words, it dropped the matter voluntarily....That might sound like an acceptable outcome.
No. Because it means they're still pulling these stunts.
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