2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Re: Almost right
Mind you 1,000 less jobs in the public sector is also £35M less tax burden on the Council/State with public sector wages being a tax revenue burden rather than a tax revenue source.
Someone somewhere does know, though, that they're giving the bullet to a lot of people in an area that's not blessed with shitloads of technical jobs, all the same, while painting it as positive to people who don't know how this stuff works under the PR veneer :o/
It's think it's very refreshing
To know that somewhere in the UK there's someone thinking as far ahead as sixty years in their budget. Most of the time you're lucky to get sixty seconds. Coincidentally does their IT planning bod have a name like 'Nostradamus' ?
Not that I'm the type to say told-you-so
Which I totally am...
But perhaps my prediction from earlier in the year that apple's nose-spite-face
hatred litigation with, competitors will bite it in the arse is on schedule.
So. Now. If this plays out as it looks like it could, will apple end up having to buy Sharp (or fund Hon Hai's acquisition) because they're too proud to go cap-in-hand back to Samsung who seem to be the only
innovator company who can provide the technology, quality and quantity, assuming they're tooled (and maybe licensed if they didn't invent it) to make sensor-in-pixel panels.
Samsung must have enough memory patents
That a portion of that money spent elsewhere still comes back to them, anyway, through licensing
Climate science is 'accepted science' now?
If it were the discipline of chemistry it would still be trying to transmute lead into gold, it's got a long way to go to be 'accepted' in the same sense as modern day accepted sciences like physics-ology, chemistry-ology, etc. Climatology is still in its infancy.
As a 'science' a lot of its raison d'etre is to find the flaws within itself, not promulgate itself as the ultimate truth or find interpretations of results to support political agendas.
Re: Couple daft things about the "organic" label.
Sell it as 'Completely Natural' then - cook up your own thing.
'Completely Natural(tm) Fresh Strawberries'
We grow our strawberries using Organic methods with no pesticides...
Not saying you're organic, just natural and using similar methodology. When supermarkets call Salmon 'Loch Kiel Salmon' and there is no such Loch in existence, as 'Loch Kiel Salmon' is a brand name, not a geographic description of origin, I'm fairly sure you can use such grey marketing to be honest instead and get round paying the tithe while getting your message across
Actually organic stuff does have an advantage
If often tastes better than the vat-grown muto-crap that comes out of most supermarkets.
At least, if the fruit & herbs that come out of our garden is anything to go on...
Mind you if you're on a health-kick you probably don't care about what your food tastes like as you're busy avoiding stuff like butter, cream and bacon sarnies.
Re: BitTorrent = Honeytrap
Unless you set uploads to 0 bytes/sec of course.
What it presumably shows
Is that apple know Samsung (in this case) have grounds to sue them and are expecting it. Presumably for not stumping up IP cash. Again.
I wish. It's more like bloody guesswork in the UK unless you're lucky enough to have a local practice with a properly good old-school style Doctor.
All you get is hmmm.. let's try you on this and come back in a fortnight and we'll see how you're doing.
You'd be better off with a 1d20 and a potion of healing from eBay
Yes. Because that is pretty much what 'Live' means.
However if you're able to download a whole live event from beginning to end, check it then re-transmit it in realtime with the actual event in this spacetime then Google would dearly love to talk with you.
Re: "Is it just me..."
Perhaps it's because the ithing5 will look like an S3 that they're laying the groundwork to try banning the S3.
Interesting that they want to 'deal' with Google, though. Is that because they want to go to court saying 'Awww but we TRIED to talk to Google but they wouldn't accept our offer of 'fuck all' for the patents'. Or, they can see they'll take a massive kicking in court cos someone finally has them bang to rights for blatant and willful abuse of Moto's IP.
Re: iPhone 5 will be great
So presumably they know it will be poop which is why they are suing
Re: Apple might have handed Xmas to Samsung early
Maybe they could just redefine 'Christmas'
Priest: Our saviour Steve, who died for our sins, and his Living Disciple Tim who both did verily beget all things inventionable upon the face of the World... Let him who denieth the innovation be put to the Holy Sword of Apple and not be suffered to pursue business further. So let it be written, so let it be done.
And so forth
Apple might have handed Xmas to Samsung early
If Sammy get going now with a 'Buy one before it's banned' campaign then apple might just find that they're not selling ithings because everyone bought an S3 early. Think about how many banned singles used to get to #1 in the charts.
After all, apple's noisesome tactics are usually a great indicator of what you should consider buying, they've given Sammy so much free marketing already.
"Operation Enduring Freedom"
Otherwise known as 'Freedom From Above'
Now I'm not one to say 'told you so' but...
Well. Actually I am.
Are Sharp the only guys that can do the sensor-in-pixel thing?
That would be funny although apple would make a counterbid for sure and that would be worse if they got hold of Foxconn (which I suspect they already have, in the boardroom).
Would make big sense for Sammy to own their own assembler though, given the range of stuff they produce and the range of stuff Foxconn is tooled to produce.
That was my first thought about Foxconn/Hon Hai's (?) interest in Sharp.
Sharp are another co that failed on yield for retina display panels, though aren't they? I thought (IIRC) only Sammy could get the yield & quality for those, ironically.
Personally I give apple until the end of the Xmas season 2013 before they embark on the downward slope unless they actually invent something of their own (meaning technology not different combinations of other peoples' technology). We'll see, anyway.
Did no one yet mention...
That perhaps, just perhaps, some lawyer looked at the Motorola patents and told Tim Crook
"My Liege, my Overlord and Glorious Master, we can't bullshit or countersue our way out of this one, they have us bang to rights for blatantly not paying for their patents in everything we make and they can prove we've known about this for years and even have recordings of the laughter. We must do a deal"
All the real innovation really is happening in The East isn't it.
While the yanks all try to 'monetise' their IP - e.g. have lost the ability to invent new shit.
I bet training Taiwan/China/India/etc to make all your crap for slave labour prices seems a really clever idea now.
IOS + iphone
Both also trademarks of Cisco & Fujitsu IIRC
Build a wall round 'em
Put Apple in charge.
Let all foreign nationals and assets out who want out.
Leave em to it.
I for one would like to apologise on behalf of my ancestors for Britain's contribution to the forming of the USA. It feels a bit like having an errant offspring that mugs old ladies at night and your neighbours, while polite to you know you're partly responsible.
Flame on, merkins, I've closed the window.
I think that strategy is called
For further litigation down the line.
It is when you (apple) gets to look at the jury selection list and chuck ones off you don't want which is what I believe happened based on a piece in El Reg on Friday...
Apple would need idiots on the jury who'd never done anything technical or designery as any designer will say something like 'Well yo'ure not going to make it with sharp corners, that's obviously silly. So, now you know you need rounded corner you UI should have rounded corners to maintain consistency, and now you've decided on icons then a grid is the most logical arrangement..' and so on.
So if the jury selection list shows the jobs and ages of the jurors you can easily filter out the smarter more individual-thinking ones and reject them. Plus comparing their age/sex/etc (if noted on the sheet) you can also select likely fanbois as you know your own marketing demographic.
This assumes they get to toss folks off the jury selection list of course but I think IIRC that's standard practice
Re: power corrupts
They have deep pockets and an OCD-autistic desire to spend on mullering the competition anyway they can.
They'll have to keep playing supplier bingo though, for all the touchscreens and other components as they continue pissing everyone off, and that's going to bite them in the arse fairly soon I should think, especially if LG's sensor-in-pixel screens have a crap yield, which is likely.
Re: Cloud talk
...patents encumbering car design...
Sure but you don't read every day about, say, Mercedes Benz trying to arse-rape Audi over some indicator stem function like a bitchy little girl.
Because pretty much all the car co's behave like grownups for the most part with no stroppy over-privileged little kids in the playground to fuck it up for everyone else. If Apple tried to make a car they'd get brutally bitch-raped on day one by the Germans and Japanese, pre-emptively, because of how they've behaved in the phone sector. Rightly so, too, given their form.
That's what apple excel at
Pretty gadgety mashups of existing tech invented elsewhere and their marketing.
Mind you the iThing design is looking really dated compared to what everyone else is making.
Re: Hardly surprising
Maybe that's all for the appeal. The trial has been so bizarre that I wonder if maybe Koh is handing it all to Sammy on appeal, intentionally cos she's so sick of having apple lawyers parked in front of her.
Alternatively maybe Sammy have already lined up an appeal in Texas where they're investing several Bn in a chip fab they have there and might be intending to play the 'Sorry, all the money for those jobs that were gonna be created might be going to apple's wallet instead...' card
Pick your favourite conspiracy theory (or invent a more interesting one, of course)
I find it very odd that...
Nothing at all was awarded Samsung whatsoever cos unless I misunderstood all the claim and counterclaim stuff (there's certainly plenty of it), aren't apple still knowingly and blatantly using a Samsung patent which they have openly refused to pay anything for?
Isn't it evident even to the most 'patriotic' of juries that they must pay some amount for their use thereof?
Maybe it's a separate case - I thought it formed part of Sammy's arguments as to why apple might owe them 500M.
Re: Lucky Bill Ray
My S3 didn't come with Farmbook, which was a pleasant surprise.
It always irritated me that I couldn't remove it from my previous Desire HD
I really wish Google would put permissions switches into the system so you could deny stuff to apps - like location to Farmbook for example. It's always making the location icon blink, prompting me to turn off GPS which then annoys me when I turn satnav on and it reminds me to re-enable it.
Nukular, surely ;o)
Re: iPhone 5!!!!!
I am actually still genuinely unsure if the original post was ironic or pavlovian...
Re: iPhone 5!!!!!
<DavidAttenboroughMode>So now we glimpse again the Fanboi at home in his native habitat...</>
So. NOW can I say .... FAPPLE
Or even now, in the face of this, is it a puerile and assinine epithet?
(..In the face... Fnarrr)
Isn't it more like
You want to use facetime? So you agree you're a disproportionately data intensive user which drives up resource contention for our other users. Therefore, being a greater-than-average burden on our infrastructure we're requiring you pay a higher tariff.
A possibly more sensible option would be to limit facetime minutes on the standard tariff to what the internal profile of an 'average user' is and allow a tariff upgrade for heavier users, though that itself means a certain degree of network management which if not already present (and linked to customer accounts) is quite an overhead to implement on that scale vs a blocked/not-blocked policy with associated tariffs.
Re: Lovefilm not so bad
Kim Bauer is the dumb daughter yes?
Jack would have been so better off to have said 'Look, whatever you do, you absolutely MUST NOT single handedly defeat the terrorists and bring them all to justice. ABSOLUTELY, do you understand?
Then she'd have fixed everything by the following episode with bad guys clapped in irons.
Not compared of course
To what they lost since as Failbook marches ever onward toward a more realistic valuation.
Not like anyone forced those Citi clowns to buy the rubbish in the first place.
Didn't LG have to bail on retina displays
Due to low yield? (Maybe it was Sharp)
Doesn't bode too well.
Prior art ?
The Fifth Element Mila Jojovich Construct-o-tron machine?
Massive fail in the making
The ghost of ACS Law past is coming to visit...
(Popcorn icon please, too!)
Re: Oh, joy -- our US gun nuts have reached El Reg.
"could own guns -- or Ak-47s; or bazookas -- for pleasure, nor for hunting or any other"
Yet they do, don't they.