62 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 13:06 GMT
Re: All UK users must go to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200.
It specifically says "who have accounts" are infringing.
However I agree with your general direction - they are asserting that by having an account with the site you have infringed a copyright. Quite possibly true, but I could sign up and not use the account.
Re: Anyone actually expect the hardware is the same?
Micro instances are the worst ones to compare, as their performance is not guaranteed ("up to 2 ECUs"). We sometimes end up with Micro instances where the % Stolen time is huge, and the instance seems all but dead for a while.
Re: Difference from Prime?
OK, I skim read the engadget review. Difference seem to be:
1. Replaced aluminium shell with plastic (better chance of WiFi and GPS problems going away)
2. Slightly lower battery capacity
3. Slightly slower clock speed
Not a lot else I can see.
Difference from Prime?
This article shows different specs to the original article, and this article seems to show identical specs to the Prime (except for the plastic strip on the case). So £100 cheaper than my Prime, and gets a bit of plastic.
Re: Yay - decent stereo headset!
I totally agree. I've managed to find some reasonable stereo headsets over the years, but it has taken some trial and error by purchasing things rather than reading reviews (due to the lack of them).
I also find that a stereo headset for calls makes it much easier to hear the other person when in a noisy environment (wireless or wired). Also makes it nice to be able to wander around the office whilst on a call leaving the phone in the desk charger.
Not like a Microsoft, more like an IBM?
I would think the comparison would be better if it were made against a hardware manufacturer. AWS is IaaS - the key being Infrastructure, not SaaS or PaaS.
As such, the comparisons aren't the same any more. The accusations against Microsoft are that they force you to do things their way, use their software, and tie you into all things Windows. I would argue that AWS is more like there being one supplier of 90% of the PCs in the world - you can put all sorts of software on them, use them in a much more varied way.
Granted there is still a sort of lock-in, but the lock-in is only with the hardware that they are virtualising, and we are almost all using that in the non-cloud world.
The only companies they might put out of business are those that offer infrastructure related products. Amazon won't be writing Office type applications, but they will be offering more things that make it easier for people to build SaaS products on their service.
Misread it first time
Dunno why, but at first glance of the title I though the article was about Assange!
Maybe it was the word "Revelations" that tricked my small brain. Or maybe I am hoping an assassin will relieve us of Assange.
Have a fun weekend
"With tablets and smartphones providing similar benefits to customers and increasingly becoming the same size"
Not sure this makes any sense. The largest common smartphone size is under 4.5 inches, and I believe that the smallest regular tablet size is 7 inches. Quite a difference I'd say, even putting to one side the 9-10 inch tablets.
The "research" seems to be a load of twaddle.
Not cloud, US companies
Is more an issue of not using US owned companies surely?
What is the PIN used for?
I would think that a lot of people use the PIN purely to reduce the chances of accidentally dialling someone (or doing some other such thing). If so, then 0000, 1234, etc. is fine.
60 Megawatts = 10 x 6 Megawatts
You are assuming it is a single system. Perhaps they are building a "cloud" of super computers.
Also does the rating of the top 500 include cooling, personnel power requirements, etc?
Whole region is having problems
As Campbeltonian says, a whole Region pretty much went titsup! People's multi-AZ setups are having problems in that Region.
Makes you wonder how the heck this could have happened.... then again on occasions we have whole chunks of the UK dropping off the internet supposedly due to a single router / exchange failure.
Same question gets asked every time someone has an outage, and never noticed a definitive answer other than a faulty router config being sent out to lots of routers.
T-Mobile had it for years
I un-barred mine a few years ago, as I couldn't get to the national lottery website without unblocking. Easy to do, minor inconvenience at the time.
For anyone to use this as an argument for having the same on home broadband is bonkers, given the broad brush they used for site restrictions for mobile networks.
Perhaps they deliberately filtered silly things to show how hard it would be to filter broadband connections?
Not perfect, but a step in the right direction
Hybrids and all electric vehicles have a number of negative points, such as their use of resources in the building of them. Their use does generate CO2, just the location changes. However I think they are a step in the right direction.
Some people used to talk about how horrible diesel engined cars were, but now they are all the rage. The technology improved, so their acceptability improved. I think similar will happen with Hybrids / all electric.
OK, they were out by a little under 3%. Surely it doesn't make it a FAIL?
Assumes you like the same drink
Googling the app, seems it is a 2d barcode which also includes the drink you want. So this scam only works if you like the same kind of coffee as the person who's screen you grabbed.
Based on ability to spell, it could assume you are drunk or stupid... either way it could turn on the camera and show you what is in front of you as a background to the texting app?
I think it should be call iSee.
Ratios of Reg Units
I'm curious - over all the stories where both the unit of Wales and Linguine are used (if any), is the ratio consistent?
That would be amazing (and the ratio would require a name of its own of course).
perhaps this is the reason?
Maybe because 3 are making their caps unlimited is why T-Mobile are having to cut theirs?
Seems odd to quote transport costs, when a lot of those items would be built in a country that is much closer to Australia than the USA!
If they wanted to really save costs, they wouldn't ship them to the USA and then to Australia.
Whilst quantities can make a difference, IF the product is identical then the only difference seems to be the shipping address.
So, they assume the guy lives in the area.
Then they assume he hasn't moved away already.
Then they assume he won't move away as soon as the public request for DNA is made.
And they assume he would gladly give his DNA when asked nicely.
Sounds like an MP looking for a little press coverage.
According to the Amazon site, Named Contacts are people at the customer's end of the equation and not at Amazon's end.
"Your Named Contacts
Add names to your company's account so that more people can contact us...instead of asking their questions through you."
So the 1, 2, 4, unlimited figures you quote seem to be how many people at your company that can contact their support department.
DoD not able to view
So, people that may be investigating how the data got out cannot read what got out (possibly), but those that would benefit the most from the data can read it.
Sue for loss of business?
Do ya think Borker will try and sue Google for loss of business? Now that would be ironic!
A single router?
I am always amazed when it is reported that a single router buggers up so much of an ISP's network.
And if it is like other tablets that look 99% the same, it actually has a 800MHz processor rather than a 1GHz processor.
Still a nice looking tablet with reasonable support / updates (depending on variation you get). Elonex doing the same unit.
"And frankly, to a soldier who will routinely be carrying not just flares but grenades, ammo, handheld rockets etc, the danger from exploding or burning li-ion batteries might not seem a big deal."
Personally I think an exploding power supply would be a MAJOR deal when carrying around those items!
Blurring of the divide between our reality and children's reality
With the proliferation of online "worlds", a lot of children (and a lot of adults) don't understand the difference between playing a game on a computer, and "playing" on eBay, etc.
Powerline Networking = LAN, not WAN
If you take a look at the YouTube video, you can see they are referring to those PowerLine / HomePlug type devices that route Ethernet over your home / office mains supply.
Works a treat in the house i'm in, and has been much more reliable and cheaper than setting up WiFi.
"Virgin Media's network currently covers 12.6 million homes, about half the country"
Is 12.6 million homes actually half the country, or half the population?
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