2831 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Atos... Hmmmmmmmm (aren't they the rail/public transport timetable people? I seen some of that output...)
Seems to me they shoulda phoned Amazon or Google, I think that'd have been my first idea. Actually it just was... hohum.. £280k/year... I think I could possibly handle that - you don't have to deal with any dumb BBC politics, for that, right?
I refer the honourable gentleman to the Television series House Of Cards starring Ian Richardson...
Because everyone posts:
Just beheaded an infidel in #Woolwich. Allahu Akhbar! #islam #jihad #PraiseBe
(Or discusses it on the phone/email/etc)
Same here, pretty much, I can't embark on a project until I have sufficient understanding of the high-level view. in fact I think that's how most projects end up buggered up, because people are busy making black boxes with insufficient understanding of the actual system its going into and lack of a good enough spec to make it without that knowledge.
Life is not so dissimilar... I'll not make a promise I'm not 100% certain I can fulfill; I can't be arsed with lying because it's harder work remembering all the lies and maintaining the story; and most importantly, never ask me a question you might not like an honest answer to. Ever. Cos I won't bullshit you to help you deal with your own damned shortcomings, I have enough bother managing my own, thank you! ;o)
Most normal people don't understand other people either.
That's my Aspie experience and defo not worth worrying about. It's more a case of 'normals' don't bother to (over)think about why other people seem so hard to understand. If you learn to not give a stuff about it and just accept that, actually, everyone else is as confused on that front as you then you realise that actually you're 'normal' in that sense but just reading more into it than others. Free up the brain cycles for more productive endeavours :o)
That what I teach my kids, too (two HFA one Aspie). Just cos you don't 'get it' doesn't mean everyone else somehow does (they don't, watch peoples' interactions with each other, if they're not good friends or close colleagues they'll look like they're trying to 'process input' half the time). They don't get it either, the difference is you're the one bothering to wonder about it cos you have spare brain capacity to help you do your own head in all by yourself.
I also find a healthy dose of sociopathy works wonders ;o)
All those licensing savings will be good for the economy, yes?
They're obviously a (financial) flight risk, being porntrolls
All rap/hippittyhoppitty sounds the fecking same to me, too.
It's called capitalism, Ed.
Have you played an XBOX360 to compare it with your PS3?
I have. My XBOX essentially is never used. The PS3 does everything better imho (though the 360 is very good for just games, though if available on PS3 that's the game version bought leaving only HALO and GOW to the XBOX).
I see they still say 'LIVE subscription' so presumably the insanity that is playing twice for your SKY, Lovefilm and Netflix is still there.
I'd say, pending the PS4 release with an official spec list and features (including that streaming backwards compatibility thing), that MS just handed a large chunk of the gaming market to SONY with this.
It even looks like a 70's alarm clock radio without the clock or radio.
Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, right?
The only iThings I see all seem to be at least five years old judging by the design...
Why do we care about an iWatch?
That VISA reckon they can skim a coupla billion to get interest on before being forced to refund/fix it.
I used 'Contractor Umbrella' for my first couple of years (probably seven years ago now) and would actually recommend them, based on my experience then, they made life easy and hassle-free till I started my Ltd Co., have heard horror stories about others like Giant, though.
Business as usual, then.
Plus you'd think a 'not since 3M years ago' statement would be a clue that life has evidently thrived since, regardless of the apocalyptic doomsaying...
Give em a gun and they couldn't shoot themselves in the foot without a statistician telling them how to pick one.
I make that 11.6 microns per year... not exactly mind-bendingly fast
We're all still despicable terrorist-funding 'thieves' by default, natch
Seems to be an exceptionally high proportion of concurrence for a science in its infancy given the amount of papers that get reported on saying stuff along the lines of 'Errr hold on, this sinks that effect and you forgot to take this into account'.
Come back when you have LHC-grade six-sigma and no political interference. Your reputation as a 'science' is too tarnished, regardless of your integrity today Speaking of which, did the Incredibly Politicised Climate Consortium have any input in this data?.
Yes mankind has _some_ effect, it must as it's part of the variables, but seeing as we just hit the highest levels of CO2 (allegedly) since 3 million years ago then well, it ain't all bad is it cos we're still here instead of apocalypt0rising 2.999 million years ago when we'd barely found fire, if that.
That's why they started calling it Climate Change, dontcha know
Didn't Ratner still own his stuff when he had his moment? Murdo can say what he fancies a few years after taking the hit and bailing.
... agreement Apple get should be extended to all businesses in the US large & small. And then see them try and argue why they should be a special case and everyone else not.
Freeze-n-seize their assets pending a 'thorough investigation'. $35BN would appear really fucking quickly.
If we all have to have stick sans carrot from our incompetent governments and bankers then we ALL have to have it.
My cousin, a dedicated appleist must-have type...
Just bought a Samsung TV and an S4. He's left apple behind too, no prompting from me, either, came to his own purchasing conclusion completely under his own steam, he's seen my S3 but never played with it. In his own words 'The Samsung has so many features the iphone didn't have it's going to take a while to get used to it.'
So there you have it, Samsung are copying the non-existent features as well as the existing ones, obviously.
Well, if Samsung has a feature on a phone that Apple doesn't, you can't say they copied it.
Only a cretin would support the nonsense rounded-corners-patent-themed bullshit, too, unless you truly think having something with pointy corners in your pocket is an obvious design choice.
As always, the Apple Cultist is AC.
No shit. Except for the Grizzly variety in a forest setting.
Apple still incapable of actually innovating.
Defo getting that S4 at the end of the month now, I'll consider it my donation to the Samsung legal fund.
Poor old Sun.
I can't remember ever seeing a skint ceo (or whatever they're called) of a charity
That they're so stuffed they have to partner with farcebook. Hope Zuck is footing their bill on this one.
They make solid products, generally, had two HTC's before my Sammy
Are hipsters really hipsters?
Or is hipster just a euphemism for appleist... the traits seems broadly similar - arrogance, self-importance, supercilious nature, self-obsessed, conviction that their way is the only way to go and a closet terror of how they might not be perceived as desirable peers by others
yeah yeah, coat got, flame on, etc, etc
Maybe they're just not 'seen at church' on Sunday...
Same here, I block all /16's and larger from China based on maxmind's geoip DB, plus a few Romanian and Kuwaiti networks.
/24's? There's plenty of them but I really couldn't be arsed going that far ;o)
Cyber attack 'emanating from within your borders'. Right..
Doesn't mean the payloads were originally created there, though. Not that China isn't indeed very naughty but it's the Kettle to the USA's Pot.
And I don't mean the MaryJ kind, either.
Israel could just fuck off and take their pathetic incessant and disingenuous whining with them
I hope to fuck he doesn't put up a file for a 3d printed knife or pointed stick.
If it's not going to be an emulator then he'll be wanting a 2MHz 6502 (IIRC)? And that's before you deal with the ROM (c) issues.
So it's not exactly going to fly, is it. Better off with a Raspberry Pi and an emu (not the feathery/RodHull sort)
Is that the right negotiation phrase? Something like that...
Ask for something outrageous in order to allow yourself to be negotiated back to where you wanted to actually be in the first place.
Rinse and repeat.
What beggars belief is that it was partially based on *UK* case law which implies we still have some sensible laws in this
green and pleasant land place when it comes to big business
Plus do you reckon Apple gave him some shutup cash / info... this just reads like a U-Turn of greased-palm-politician proportion
I was kinda hoping General Zod was involved somewhere.
But no. Just more shady IPCC bullshit, alas.
Despite the High Church of Warmology being nothing more than a self
elected certified bunch of self-interested pocket-stuffers with an agenda likely so far removed from what people generally assume they do that they need a paranoid shroud of secrecy which it looks like they're almost trying to get mandated into policy in the same way media co's want their right to profit enshrined into law.
The apologists for these clowns make fanbois look utterly rational. Every thumb down is simple confirmation of that, so I thank the downvoting faithful in advance.
Start another company before it gets to $1M, put them under a holdings company, transfer profit to that one in one state.
Sounds like the way forward.
If Apple & MS had just paid for the patents which, presumably, they still haven't, cynically assuming they could out-manouevre Moto in this manner. If they get away with this then you can expect a lot more of FRAND trolling one way or another.
Though over time I suppose lawyers are cheaper than paying a fair cut from the outset and risking a negative judgement for damages should you lose and have to cough up.
Cos it has no idea what the other eye is doing, does it.
For at least 25 minutes.
It implies the sampling frequency of most smartphone mics is extremely high. Say they use a 25kHz tone the mic would have to be sampling at around 60kHz or more.
Given their application, I'd have thought they'd be sampling around 32kHz or less to save CPU cycles and data bandwidth.
Granted, I'm not a mobile phone design engineer
In poverty but still with Internet access, eh?
Probably the kind of person that thinks the £1 a day thing is stupid while it's a brilliant idea to, say, sit for 24 hours in a bathtub full of baked beans to help the starving of the world.
My first experiment with sulphur, salt petre and carbon was a fizzle too.
Then I realised one day that mixing by _weight_, not volume in the 75-15-10 ratio I'd read about was more effective ;o)
Maybe, but maybe the cretin teacher phoned them and said a kid was bomb-making so they have to turn up.
Then maybe they said "Look, teach, this is a kid with an inquiring mind, not the Zodiac Killer", and the moron teacher insisted on pressing charges.
The cops would have no choice but to do their job in that case, do we know any facts to the contrary?
Primary fault is with the moron teacher who hopefully will be a jobless statistic next month. To any pedants who think primary fault is with the kid for experimenting then may karma visit you soon cos I'm fairly sure it must owe you by now.