2638 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Surely it's not so hard
To charge people on their sync rate, so if you get 'upto' 8Mbit in your area but your router syncs at 4Mbit (due to your crappy aluminium connections, being far from the exchange, etc) then you pay half the 8MBit price for the duration of that link.
Internet's not expensive but there's defo a case to be answered in there somewhere.
One thing that needs sorting out...
Is your privacy when a company is holding your data.
If someone somewhere agrees that we all have privacy over own own stuff we want kept private (a foregone, you'd think but govt's don't like that stuff) then...
The law should extend to organisations holding data you have provided and indicated you want kept private. e.g. Facebook profiles (hide from search, visible to friends, e.g. authorised people, only). So it should enforce that privacy except that the Met/whomever don't need a warrant to ransack your FB data (in they same way as they would your house), they only need to ask FB's tech people to 'co-operate with an investigation' which they likely will.
So one aspect of the problem is the enforcement of privacy (or lack of by people in power who decide that might inconvenience them). Your so-called 'privacy' rights should be extended to all dimensions of your life if any at all. Which means the ICO needs to tell companies that they do NOT own your data, they merely store it on your behalf. Which then means they need to mandate they store UK peoples' data (for example) in a UK jurisdiction so it can be enforced and that they never 'extradite' the data to storage in jurisdictions with weaker rules.
Can't see that coming into being any time soon, can you?
Why isn't it evidence?
Or is evidence just stuff that supports the MAFIAA plaintiff and 'bloody inconvenient' is anything that may support the defendant?
I'd have thought in the civilised world (e.g. anywhere east of Newfoundland) that legit files were evidence for the defence team.
Evidently it uncovered warmologically inconvenient truths...
Cue suspenseful musical stuff...
Anything with Tom Cruise in it
Especially if it were some kind of inverse of Being John Malkovich where everyone in the world turned into Cruise instead of anyone in the world being able to control John Malkovitch.
Millions of Tom Cruise's running like a twat with a grimace, hitting walls (give me frustration, Tom, yeah that's great), being smug-yet-cheesey, looking like a rodent and being all Scientological and perhaps discovering Xenu's remains in Atlantis...
"won’t be a mass-market device"
No shit, we wouldn't want Sally on the street being able to secure her private information from the State, now, would we.
I thought the Greeks had the (C) on 'Rosetta Stone' and all translation thingies, esp from Coptic to Demotic (if I remember the Stone's purpose correctly)...
It's their own stupid fault for picking a generic term for their company name. 'Rosetta Stone' being the name of a thing, like Windows or Apple. You may as well whine because you called your stupid company Ice Cream and you don't like Google using Ice Cream Sandwich.
Some backroom lawyer just punted the idea of a possible payday to his director to make it look like he was worth his salary.
Your right-angled triangle has a vertex with a 90-degree inner angle. We have copyright on presenting a right-angled triangle in such a manner.
Likewise your squares and rectangles are presented with four 90-degree corners.
(lucky for them the corners weren't rounded I guess)
Cos while people are daft enough to pay it
They'll charge it
If it comes with Frikkin' Lasers !
Nokia Siemens.. ?
I also accuse Smith & Wesson of murder, then.
Ars Technica are a US organisation aren't they?
You'd think they'd be more proud that one of their nation's national sports has been picked up by the the Aussie's, or does a US TrollCo own a patent on patent trolling?
Good on the Aussies for holding fast.
OMFG! Dude, seriously, WTF?
First Android users, now Farcebork ownership
It's been a rough few days for the baristas, errrr, creatives
To be fair
Apple invented the 'holding it wrong' phrase...
SOPA isn't dead yet
And nor's the MPAA, sadly. (Although they're losing friends like Weinstein which is a start)
Perhaps if we're lucky Chris Dodd will get to meet up with Steve Jobs soon.
May I possibly be the first to say...
Re: Oh my....
Appleists haven't got over the 'loss' of Instagram yet, either
I'd shed a tear but it'd be crocodile-flavoured (is that kinda chicken-y?).
A Java term predating iThings if I'm not mistaken ?
Or did they licence that along with ios (Cisco), iphone (Fujitsu?) and (perhaps not...) ipad (Proview) ?
That is all.
Apart from 'You didn't really think they wouldn't expand their app onto something as big as Android, did you?'
These naive people who think companies are somehow their 'friends'... sheesh.
"a new benchmark in excellence"
Hearty congratulations then, presumably...
to Samsung. (Or perhaps Sharp, LG as well?)
Re: But how many 1980's papers were wrong?
I remember reading somewhere years ago that a human being dissipates about 1.5kW per bod avg...
Hmm double the population that's another 3Bn x 1.5kW = 4.5 TW. Something to think about maybe.
Meatsack warming anyone? Where's my quango application form...
Re: Curious to think...
Surely extinction would be a _failure_ to adapt?
Re: Toys out of the pram...
Only taking about 10% of the mickey, mind you :o)
Actually, thinking about it, isn't there some kind of customisable soundboard app for tablets that would do 85-90% of the same, anyway ?
I thought Google did this already
Don't their terms say you can't do that and they can withhold ad revenue?
Two men sayin' they're Jesus
So WTF is statcounter's 35.75% - 34.81% share slide of IE worldwide then?
Is one of these reporting global pork-pie share or something cos that's a massive discrepancy.
Any space for a haiku?
Spring leaves blossom
Quoth you 'carbon strangles life'
Your "Science" dismays me
"Hulme's motivation is that climate is too scientific"
Obviously a budding comedian, too, then.
It's not a *REAL* patent lawsuit
Unless it involves Apple.
You mean about UK 5p then?
Well what goes around.... ;o)
How much money is that
Measure in UK workers-sacked-by-Kraft wages?
Any game that lets you mod a character... Mass Effect 1,2,3 anyone ?
I bet they get awarded it, all the same... Useless Stupid Patent Troll Orifice
Android UI issues?
Never had any on my phone, maybe it's tablet-specific instead - no use for a tablet yet. At least the touchboard is capable of displaying lower case when you're typing or can apple tablets do that - their phones & mp3 players certainly don't seem to be able to.
I always assumed Android tablets were like phones but bigger, interface-wise, maybe the Honeycomb UI is a bit poo?
Re: I'll consider myself cured, then
Ahhh of course, a politically correct/markety thing, like BC/BCE and AD/CE, then?
Inconvenient bloody weather, eh?
I'll consider myself cured, then
When everyone agrees that all the climate 'science' has been independently peer-reviewed and that what's left is as real and factual as it can be.
There, warmologists, the cure lies within your own hands.
NB I don't not-believe in global warming, just the highly lucrative shrieking of 'man-made' by our new plutocratic warmology elite who have shiny new lifestyles to maintain.
Siri is beta?
From all the guff surrounding it I thought it was a finished V1.0, just the 'beta' thing alone is misleading, surely, given the hype that emanated from Cupertino's marketing strike clones.
Never mind the fact that it doesn't actually do what is claimed to the standard that is claimed/implied.
"There is no SiriGate". OK, we'll pay out. History repeating ?
"There is no Antennagate"
Yes there is you mendacious, grasping, control-freak greed-failists or you wouldn't be paying up now, would you?
Lies, Damned Lies and Big Business
Re: Wait till the car manufactuer's get a whiff of this...
You can expect Microsoft to do this too. It's be the Game Development Co's pushing the whole secondhand tied-in thing as much as anyone.
All that lock-in. No backward compatibility (OK Cell emulation might be vvvvvv hard on an x86)
Won't be rushing to get one, methinks, and I'm quite a fan of Playstation as a brand.
They really know how to sell stuff, eh?
Sounds like the mother of all lock-ins plus the chance to eventually pay rent on your own purchases, maybe...
Probably an obviously dumb Q but...
So, how will this work with secondhand discs?
Bet it doesn't. (Though I'd rather have the media than an online thing I have no physical control of, anyway)
That is all.
Let's hope they get their arses handed to them at trial plus ASUS' costs.
Re: Hasbro being a bit silly? Looks like it
They specialise in it, pretty much.
Would deny it began with 'M' if they thought it made them look better.
It would just be nice if the UK Gov had some decency fullstop.
What's the betting the same dating engine is used elsewhere, too.
They usually are.
Him and every football-chant-singing loon on the terraces, then. Or all the football chants polite and complimentary these days?
The South Africans have a pretty unpleasant 4-letter word beginning with M if I remember right.
Re: "Possible" is not the same as "Possible in my lifetime"
An old choice I always used to offer a director I worked under some years back...
"You can have it (the feature, etc) now or you can have it working"
No prizes for guessing which he always went for.
Re: VPN's are cheap and easy to setup
Perhaps it would be better if people rich enough and self-important enough to try & get super injunctions just kept their trousers on and didn't do The-Stupid-Thing-They-Want-History-To-Forget in the first place.
Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second.
I wonder if there's some physical principle the LHC may yet discover which relates the amount of cash, the stupidity of its possessor, the mindless banality of their action and some form of Einstein-Rosen Bridge that can actually erase their moronic behaviour from history when combined with a suitably modulated inverse tacheon pulse?
The justice system really needs to move back to the 'You shouldn't have been so stupid in the first place, case dismissed' mode of operation from days of yore.
Re: Golden eye?
Or perhaps keep the adjective and simply replace the noun...
Pint (cos it probably tastes like Carling, nearly a Paris, though)
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