2223 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Soooooo, apart from screen size & CPU power it's the same as my HTC Magic Android phone but less convenient unless you like using one arm to carry it around or are into manbags. Does it even allow phone calls over that carrier connection?
Oh, same apart from camera, 3G/HSDPA as standard, GPS, multitasking and no lock-in to the manufacturer's stores.
Really don't see the attraction for non fanbois, especially at those prices.
Surely you can't order someone not to have sex (unless it's one of the varieties still outlawed) ?
If she can't help the noise she makes during, then should it not be treated as a disability? Being a fat git is treated as a disability and all many porkers need do is walk a mile or two each day and lay off the pies and maybe cook for themselves instead of eating packet crap AND they'll live longer and arguably happier lives for it. You can't control the noises you make when you're bonking like you can control what you stuff in your face.
Ordering folks to have crappy or no sex - which is surely the true mandate in this case - does seem like some kind of human rights issue to be fair, regardless of what tortured animals they sound like when they're at it.
If it were classed as a disability then they could likely apply for a soundproofing grant too!
My blessed old Prelude
VTec 2.2 is rated about 185BHP, front wheel drive. Factory spec is 6.9s 0-60
Not that I think it does that after 120k miles which it now has but yeah 215bhp should at least match that, the Prelude is pretty heavy for a 2-door.
Don't charge a license fee for non-DRM compliant receivers, force the BBC to make the publice aware of the fact and provide a methodology of allowing manufacturers to give users a choice of DRM or not at installation time.
Buy a TV, choose non-DRM when you install. No license fee. No BBC. Easy to validate this is the case as the DRM-on option would be non-reversible.
Buy a TV, choose DRM at installation time. Enter your license number. Watch BBC. Non-reversible.
Presumably BBC is part of the SKY package so you already pay SKY for that anyway if you have it.
The BBC are always telling everyone how good they are. Fab opportunity for them to stand on their own and reap the reward.
I'll not be replacing my 42" LCD till it goes titsup so I wish them luck billing me for something I can't receive without a subscription elsewhere (e.g. SKY)
A little fun for these investment-buggered times
Please note the verdict of your lawsuit may be 'innocent' as well as 'guilty'
Won't be long before Darth Mandy sews that little loophole up on the back of a luxury kickback.,
When that twat Zuckerberg changes Farcebook to have DEFAULT permissions at most lenient of 'friends only' for every single thing people might stop thinking of him as someone who can actually be taken at face value. Until then he's a charlatan at best. Not that I've opened a new account on FB
recently but new joiners still seem open to the whole planet until you tell them to lock their shit away and point out that everyone can see everything.
My watchword of the year - disingenuous - becomes more poignant with every passing day and it's only the 11th Jan ....
Absolutely. I deliberately set my PS3 to spam game trophies to FB to counter those hateful FB game msgs that you can only block by blocking the entire friend. (OK there might be a control for those msgs but can anyone FIND it?)
Let the battle of meaningless cruft begin/continue!
Just goes to show...
MSFT have no clue what Google's strategy may be and so they poo-poo it instead cos they can't just keep their trap shut for once. Or maybe they really think people believe what they say and it loses Google customers by doing so.
It might be the hard way (in MSFT land) to do things but Google specialise in hard where MSFT just buy other people who can do hard cos they can't.
I can't imagine some of the cunning coding and architecture that goes into the Google data centre and nor, I suspect, can MSFT; and that scares them. Into making dumbass comment.
Yet Another Streisand
Surely if the netflix data is anonymised then it's actually her IMDB postings that are actually identifyting her? That would seem to be the least anonymous element. I know the netflix data ties it together but you need two ends of a piece of string to tie a knot.
If you posted a list of strawberry jam lovers (no that's not a euphemism) by town and someone had left loads of reviews on Robinsons' site saying they love their strawb jam then it's not my fault for issuing geographic strawb jam usage data when the individual is outed as a closet strawb jam fancier. My data was anonymous, it needed non-anon data posted by that individual to actually tie it up with that individual.
Maybe she should just remember 'Never post anything on the internet you don't want the world to know' especially if you have some closet sexual secret you'd rather kept locked in the closet.
So, let me get this right...
We're paying a full TV license for content, 50% of which we've already paid for already?
Nice work if you can get it.
Also under this heading.... postnatal amnesia caused me to forget...
...to declare my luxury holiday with David Geffen
...to pay for my moat extension out of my own pocket
...to represent my constituents' interests above my own
...to remind the police force they serve the public not the converse
...to resign as Prime Minister
...to make the banks pay for their own fuckups and send the shareholders home in tears
...to cancel Xmas on religious equality grounds (the silver lining...)
Wasn't that also the weirdo zone inside the rainbox in the Star Trek TNG movie that crossed over from Kirk ro Picard?
Best posthumously sue Gene & Majel too then.
Isn't nexus a generic English word anyway, derived from Greek or Latin or somesuch ?
Aardvark-23 is just as litigat-able then surely ;o)
Let's hope that the fckd US Patent system finally destroysa their digital economoy once and for all.. Or maybe all those co's will de-headquarter from the USA to elsewhere (there's a thought)
When the shareholders and lobbying groups start losing money because of it then someone might actually sort that pile of crap out.
So this is 'evidence' that Oracle has 'uncovered' that supports their case?
Like they'd produce any evidence to the contrary..
Then they say the EU's evidence is selective, presumably cos it DOESN'T support their case.
I guess they're confident that the backhander they paid some senator will sway the EU somehow - oh, hang on, didn't the EU just tell the USA to butt out ?
If Oracle are losing 100M/day over this (?) then that shows how badly they want to hold on to MySQL, so WHY do they want it THAT badly?
Because they reckon they can save that much money in the long run somehow, I guess... Doesn't sound like they have any altruistic plans up their sleeve for sure.
... Microsoft. Weren't you guys on the other side of this courtroom just the other week? We'll have to start charging you rent!
Anyway surely if Oracle murder MySQL then the MariaDB codefork will keep going in its stead? Might make InnoDB drivers a bit tricky though perhaps.
If you're looking at the barcode on the business' window then surely their opening times & website are displayed errrr right next to it or on their entryway ???
I'm sure this is more clever than it sounds, right ?
You'd need a vide to prove that at least, not a picture.
That's just proof he held a beer can with unspecified contents, if any.
Presumably the kid didn't think about this before fessing up ?
I got sick of my XBOX making it up as it goes along and bought a PS3 slim the day before yesterday.
It. Just. Works.
Very impressed with it as a system. Everyone probably already knows this but out of the box - after a firmware update online to latest rev: iPlayer (works a treat), web browser (yep FB and twitter if you want plus everything else), loads of configurable stuff if you want to get into the nitty gritty of setup, clear easy to read menus instead of those huge flippy things xbox uses, media player just works (need to get ogg transcoding sorted on Mediatomb), rips CD's to local HD, no hardware lock-in to HD swaps - just buy a bigger one if you need it.
From the get-go it was like moving from a v-tec kiddie computer to something more grown up, slicker, faster & more responsive, it obviously has more grunt than an xbox (certainly looks & feels that way). Yet to try BD out and gotta buy some more games for it but highly recommended if you're growing weary of MS's way of doing things.
Can cancel my xbox gold subscription now as I barely use it anyway (PS3 network is free though not tried any multiplayer online stuff yet to compare) :oD
So get an Android
My HTC Magic free handset upgrade arrived from Vodafone with no network lock-in and I can install what the hell I like on it from either the Android apps marketplace or anywhere else that provides a standard installer package. The new monthly plan for the phone actually worked out cheaper by about 30 quid, too, compared to monthly bills on the previous tariff.
Quality job. Nuff said.
!! FFS !!
McKinnon was a nob for doing the hacky thing but it's plainly obvious that the UK Gov is an openly (brazenly even) corrupt organisation working only to serve its 'members' needs at the expense of the electorate.
When you get Sithlord Mandelson having a free luxury holiday on David Geffen and then copyright policy suddenly U-turns it's about as blatant as you can get without an actual video of Mandy & Geffen chortling together over Kristal & Belgua in a ball pit of $1000 bills.
Oh and Alan... SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY mate.
A ZIP has a readable catalogue right at the start? That may be possible to read if not a passworded ZIP.
Easy to defeat by creating a package format that bungs the catalogue at the tail of the file.
create an awareness of the battlespace
Or just create the battlespace fullstop, to find another way to collect military barrel pork.
"Hey Mr. Prez, we found ANOTHER way to wage 'war'"
Not big or clever
Definitely not clever, surely? Wasn't what he made basically a shell script to conenct to an open SSH with the default passwd and then run a script on the phone?
Essentially similar to :
scp astley.sh email@example.com:/tmp/; ssh firstname.lastname@example.org '/tmp/astley.sh' < passwd.txt
No I didn't try that for syntax correctness but you get the idea ;o) The astley.sh script would find the current wallpaper and overwrite it with His Rickness.
Maybe if I write something for an iphone that adds a bunch of numbers together I'll get one of those nice contracts in the finance district for £500/day...
Maybe it was far more complicated than that, I dunno, I got an Android phone instead... ;o)
EC response to senators
Dear Senators while we note your concern with respect to potential harm to the businesses involved, unless you can somehow demonstrate that your courts have jurisdiction in the EC and we should dismantle our own legal system and let you run the show, kindly fuck off.
If there really were that many terrorists then most people would know someone who knew someone who knew someone who'd been injured/killed by one (discounting IRA, this is in a 'modern' RIPA/Al Quaeda/etc context even including IRA I suspect the answer may be the same unless you live in Belfast).
Does anyone I don't and I don't know anyone who does? That's 3 degrees of 6...
A fearful downtrodden electorate is way easier to control & manipulate.
Isn't the memory card proprietary ?
Is reverse engineering illegal in UK then ?
Find the 0V and Vcc lines in the connector and the rest should be pretty simple for a bunch of techs like Datel. All without opening a single case.
Unless they circumvented some encryption, which when you think about it, MS would probably be too cheap to employ as they'd rely on a proprietary connector (is it?) on the card to 'secure' its contents. After all if MS weren't so cheap about electronics they'd not have a 20%+ failure rate on their xboxen.
@ Evil Jason
Cos Geffen has promised him a backhander for completing his side of the deal.
Short of cash?
Then form a comittee/working group/quango to 'look at' something worth lots of money to business so they know where to send their lobbying dollars/roubles/naira...
Wouldn't the adwords revenue generated possibly be worth more over a year to the top1000 sites?
People wouldn't notice them not being in the results immediately until MS started saying 'can't find amazon? that's cos they're on bing' which then attracts attention to them paying them 1M to dump google.
I think Google would get their Office replacement done in half the time and thrash MS with it if they thought that was going to happen. Would it even be legal? Oh it's America, course it would be...
@ Michael Shaw
Nice one ;o)
Wouldn't be surprised if it were true, to boot.
Let's hope, having already called a military system 'Skynet' these particular boffins don't call the first two talking chimps Galen & Zera ....
Tempt ye not the fates!
@ AC 'Neither Species Harmed??' ...
Climate change: It's a fiction. Save the money. All part of a natural cycle which mankind isn't contributing (significantly) to.
Crime: National Service or "It's the army for you me bucko" for long-term non-disabled unemployed. Plus bring back the stocks (honestly would YOU reoffend after a spell in the stocks??)
Careers: I can think of one job opening Gordon Brown should create TODAY... Prime Minister.
Job's a goodun.
Not very loud at all?
According to http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html that's somewhere between a library whisper and normal conversation. I assume they used an SPL meter thingy so they should be using the same scale?
Hardly a Motorhead gig, now, is it...
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