Bombardier & trains, anyone?
2851 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Bombardier & trains, anyone?
What annoys me most about Citibank is that's where I have to pay my VAT.
HMRC have ditched their Bank of England account and gone with Citibank. Nothing quite says 'we don't give a stuff about the economy' quite as much as all the VAT in the country being stored in the USA....
I'd have thought it was against the national interest to have that much UK money stored with a foreign interest.
Fail cos well, it's uk.gov, innit
An opportunity to grab patents you want to use to kick other companies around with.
I hope Canon buys the lot.
We must know!
Locked to a **USER** on a console with the option to buy 'cheap' keys for the other console users, mark my words...
The games market will tank, surely.
I predicted this a coupla months ago, the destruction of the 2nd hand game market.
So, they're going to halve the price of the games now every copy is a sale?
Yeah right. They'll get dearer.
Doesn't that make it 'Arse-Us' in Americaland ?
I say Ay-sus, not knowing any better until 3 minutes ago...
If it gets colder the Warmists won't like that...
Imagine virtually conclusive proof that the gimungous nuclear reactor at the centre of our solar system could affect the temperature of our planet...
They got it wrong.
At least it seems to work outside the USA...
That's an improvement.
When you consider the bullshit the Daily Mail are spouting about it today..
!!!!!!FOUR TIMES FASTER!!!!!!
Scrshot sent to El Reg
Won't they explode from suddenly not having 1 tonne/cm2 pressure on their exterior?
Humans get messy enough when they get just 15psi (apprx 1 bar) less exterior pressure (outer space)
I'll hang on for a Samsung Galaxy S3 I think (yes I know that's a phone). It'll be a free upgrade from Vodafone.
Then I'll have something nice and fast to play with while I assess a Transformer Infinity to see if it'll replace a laptop.
Seriously. That's a shit revision for a lot of money, it should've been called the iPad 2s
Surely the LTE module/chip is digitally tunable? Perhaps the cheap ones aren't or something.
Or maybe the antenna's are too band-specific, 700-800 is quite a difference in RF and we know what apple are like with antenna design...
You mean there's "stuff" outside of America?
Say it ain't so!
So it's OK for the gov to steal royalties from starving artisans but not joe public when a rich (and generous-to-politicans) corporation gets its shit downloaded by Joe Public who may never actually have bought it otherwise anyway...
Tidy, as they say in the Western Land of the Druids
So, actually, a fabulous-tastic advertisement for TOR for free
Abacus - Calculator
The iPad Meh-s
If they'd called it the iPad2s the meme would be complete...
Perhaps a video of baristas queueing outside a store would be appropriate also?
So it now thinks it's more profitable to settle/play ball than sue.
Presumably either they've identified a gaping infringement liability in their stuff, realised they risk getting a shedload of patent invalidated or have noticed that a lot of people are being put off buying apple stuff by, errr... apple.
They don't strike me as a company that would play fair when there was $50 profit to be made.
Jordan doubly so
(Props to Douglas Adams, posthumous pint)
the legal hoops HR have to go through in the process of making people redundant, consultation phases are mandatory, I believe, as are a few other things and all these things have to be seen and documented to be done before you can actually make people redundant otherwise you leave yourself open for unfair dismissal or a bunch of other no-win-no-fee lawyering from the dismissed.
How did they identify the perps? Did they have static IP's or something?
Or perhaps this is how long DHCP records are kept for (at least...), which is somewhat revealing
And remember this is me, Mr Confirmed Apple Hater saying this.
They have surely made made innovative leaps in the discipline of patent <strike>trolling</strike> lawyering.
To do the self-serving sneaky shit they do without fear of being outed.
Can you actually get a Doctorate in disingenuity these days cos they all seem to have one.
For her PantyPads with wings
You said 'mobe' ...
There is however quite a large amount of 'World' outside the US...
For real, seriously.
Or buy an Android phone and install Evi on that instead.
It. Just. Works.
For a UK user to have their 'Can Search Maps' app to search UK maps.
Especially as their device knows they're in the UK, speaking 'British' English (if they ever had the choice), etc.
I bet it installs stuff in French in France so to assume your device is properly localised is a reasonable thing.
It's half an application. So much for magical/revolutionary/whatever.
Hahah yeah, I interpreted the headline as meaning fat chicks in jeans two sizes too small, too...
Shame someone can't actually fix that...
Anyone want to co-found a 'Take More Pride in Your Appearance' Quango/Research Unit ? Should be able to bag some uk.gov pork for 'studies' and 'awareness'... (pun intended)
Cock in arse.
Oh I got the Team America reference alrighty...
Probably because they still own us after we hired them as cannon fodder in the second world war with a load of our gold and all of our US-based international interests...
Oh, and because our government has been spineless and suckup for decades now.
It's the 'Special Relationship' that the UK 'enjoys' with the USA
Yep, I should think all those TLD's are now subject to the whims of crazy puritanical God-Botherers and other influencers like Pharma, Media and anyone else with the money to buy legislation.
Always register a .co.uk local style domain as well
It's 'No space left on device'
I struggle to watch Eastenders from the live broadcast.
When I say 'struggle' I mean 'sit through' ...
I refer my honourable colleagues to the Wikipedia article on 'Microsoft Surface', specifically the History section and the video clip to the right hand side of it.
Conceptualised in 2001, made real in 2003. Multitouch, gestures, everything.
From WP's iPhone entry: "Development of the iPhone began in 2005 with Apple CEO Steve Jobs' direction that Apple engineers investigate touchscreens."
Surely the entire MS Natural Surface thing is prior art to everything everywhere? Or did someone buy the IP from MS ?
In fact thinking about it, I bet the screens' data sheets actually have multitouch diagrams in them with examples of use and maybe even some development code to illustrate it in use for system designers.
Most electronics has this, surely this patent is pretty much a photocopy of the manufacturer's (Samsung?) screen's data sheet. You can patent THAT ?
Obviously you can over there. This would be obvious even to my feckless teenage offspring.
Surely Synaptics have been doing the centroid thing for years. They have to know how far your finger has travelled on a touchpad to be able to interpret relative distance which means at some point you have to make some calculation as to the start & endpoints, the obvious way being to work out the rectangle of touched area and calculate its centre.
Plus, if I can explain how to do that in one sentence in an El Reg comment then I'm fairly sure it's *obvious* ...
A bit like touching a touchscreen... USPTO needs a rocket up it. Or a bomb under it. Damn. Now I'm on a child-murdering ricin-peddling AK47-firing gubberment watchlist for being facetious.
Apple didn't make or design these screens, right?
So isn't that like me buying PC's from Levono, say, and then patenting a computing device capable of running an operating system and accepting input from a multitude of sensors and devices?
Sounds a bit like patenting driving a car, it's what the car was designed to do.
Bizarre., but then it's Americaland, isn't it. Perhaps everyone should sue the hell out of Apple outside the USA and just ignore the US market. Not like The Rest Of The World is a smaller userbase, is it.
Shame you can't power it from the HDMI side, I thought HDMI output a 5V feed for low-power stuff?
Perhaps this isn't low-power-enough for that. Maybe I'm confused (not unlikely) :o)
Where there's shareholders to please there's hidden fees ;o)
Not one to have to carry a tablet-thing and a laptop (the laptop makes a tablet redundant anyway), this looks like it could finally have the grunt to do both...
Netbeans is SUCH a memory-hog. Off to see if there's any syntax-highlighting Android text-editors...
Well, ok, not THAT one but....
Think Samsung S3 with a 720p (or even 1080p) pico-proj and a bluetooth game controller....
Suddenly you have a portable console with a big screen... I wonder if SONY have thought about this...
Obviously no good for motion-controlled-tappy-screen games (actually, PS3 controller does motion) but presumably the VITA runs stuff like Lumines? (Not read its compatibility spec yet). You get the idea, anyway.