No prizes for guessing...
...which company's UK tax bill will plummet next year...
369 posts • joined 26 Jul 2008
...which company's UK tax bill will plummet next year...
So should the "ET" part stand for "Eventual Termination"?
"surely Samsung/Google can upgrade my flagship GS6 from 2015"
2015? Samsung? Pull the other one - I'll be surprised if they're still providing updates for devices from Q1 2017, let alone the "prehistory" that is 2015...
...and take longer to finish...?
Nothing the DVLA isn't already doing here...
"...the principle of a user being able to audit code ... starts to appear a tad dogmatic."
Maybe so - but just because it isn't necessarily easy to do doesn't make the effort pointless.
"pay an internal team or two to review their code"
"Security by Obscurity" - backed up by "Audit by Obscurity"
"That is not to say they are infallible, of course."
Or open to "persuasion" to come up with the "right" result...
Because they rely on the inability (or sheer laziness) of some people to provide reasonable ad content on their sites, without simply plugging in some pre-written code over which they have no control...
I was an ST owner when I got married - and a PC owner when I got divorced...
That explains everything!
I presume that Google are happy for others to do the work required to police their own small part of the 'net (given they won't allow usage of their payment system)
For example - I imagine that the National Lottery app will be cleared in due course, given that they already (presumably) already do the age checking required to allow players to buy tickets using a credit/debit card from it (they also have a ticket checker app that has no payment processing at all - which I believe has always been available as a result)
By that logic, you can't observe anything directly - all observations are records of something interacting with something else...
Even light - that's the interaction between a photon and the cells in your eye.
In the early days of particle physics - the interaction between a particle and the (supersaturated) gas in a cloud chamber, forming (essentially) a vapour trail... which is observed by... light.
The first observations for neutrinos - the interaction between the neutrino and by the (very occasional) atoms that happened to be hit by one, gaining the energy required to, at a later point, emit a photon of light.
(...but, before people start thinking there's a theme here...)
The experiments Ray Davis performed down in a mine involved the transmutation of Chlorine into (a radioactive isotope of) Argon, which could be collected and counted.
(Mine's the one with the Physics Degree in the pocket...)
Of course it is ... no doubt there's a cushy job in it for someone down the line...
"2) You are allowed to use a reserved seat for the non-reserved part of the journey."
Until you get a Daily Mail reader screaming "Corbyn stole my seat" to all and sundry
When you say 'disliked' - was that because Newton was effectively untouchable at the time (just ask Leibniz) and society chose sides accordingly?
Um... the hardware division dates from 1982...
...or does the author not want to acknowledge the MS Mouse et al...? (we'll skip over the Zune, eh...?)
One for the "No shit, Sherlock" filing cabinet?
..."the only winning move is not to play."
The (probably hideously under-estimated) MOD costs for Trident come in at about £1 billion a year over a 30-odd year lifetime... to counter a threat that may never happen...
...alternatively - it'd pay for 30+ thousand PCs, Nurses, etc... to hopefully prevent the acting out of a threat that exists right now, or deal with the aftermath should something slip through the net
I know what I'd rather spend my money on...
I spent most of Sunday watching Yes Minister - seemed a much better idea...
(Playing devil's advocate here... )
"82, which doesn't look quite so rosy."
True ... but not as huge a leap as to make it significant compare to other causes
"during her tenure as Home Secretary & as PM many terrorist plots have been successfully disrupted by the security services"
Says who? Do you have a (verifiable) list?
More likely Ford Prefect's doing - one Gargleblaster too many I'll wager ...
Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that...
...Trident too - given I'm never going to personally nuke anyone (much as I'd like to sometimes)
...time to be wining and dining HMRC again...?
Stopped reading right there...
In the grand scheme of things, it's peanuts compared to other (vanity) projects...
Surely it's far too late to go after algorithms now...
...most of the real work will have been done years ago making sure that the constituency boundaries were drawn up 'just so' to allow the vote to go the way of those drawing the lines...
I run a number of apps on my (rooted LineageOS-powered) phone that ask very nicely when they want you to grant a certain permission - explaining why it's required before you go anywhere near the settings screens...
...if a one-man outfit can put in the effort to do this ... (to borrow from Clarkson) how hard can it be...?
Shame on Facebook for the sheer laziness (and bloodymindedness) in not getting this sorted out - and Google for letting them get away with it...
(I always turned chat heads off anyway - a simple notification was sufficient for me... and then I dumped the official apps entirely for the likes of Folio and Friendly that just act as wrappers around the mobile web site - 95% of the functionality, and 95% saved space not installing things I never need)
"Looks like a spotty bum to me :P"
(manufacturers of the Oric-1 and Atmos as I recall)
(Edit: someone already mentioned them... so that was the other person that bought one ;^D )
Wasn't that an Ubuntu release? (or will Google use it for Android?)
Mandated Back Door
I'm afraid to say - it appears that most people creating websites (in my view) are simply lazy... why spend time sorting out your own advertising strategy, getting to know your site visitors, and giving them something they might be interested in...
...when you can drop a widget in any given page in 5 seconds, let some third-party do the work, and risk them putting any old crap on your site (as shown by the recent kerfuffle with Google), with who-knows-what effect on your reputation?
"Wrexham Lager is not a brewery"
Um... I think you'll find it is.
"but it will employ tens of thousands of manual and blue collar workers"
So would getting them to fix the rest of the network - at much the same cost I'll wager
...er... none actually - didn't they all drop out?
...of NOT automatically downloading things - even if they are relevant to the story!
I wonder if HMRC might have been persuaded to cut a sweetheart deal also - to balance out the books...
...can't be having a megacorp losing money now, can we?
It'll be AskJeeves next...
Paragraph 2: "in normal double beta decay, two neutrons convert to protons and two electrons"
Same thing happens in the neutinoless version...
(Mine's the one with the Physics degree ... OK - it was a Third: if only I'd proved there was a Black Hole under the Department of Physics at Birmingham...)
Isn't he the World Multitasking Champion...?
"especially if they guaranteed OTA updates to Android in a timely fashion."
Ah.. if only...
I'll wager the updates for the S7s will stop any day now (and the S8s when the S9 arrives...)
Just curious... was the space in "Windows 1 0" deliberate (or should there be a decimal point in there...)?
Also... WMV files...?
Nobody uses WMV, do they...???
"a new variant of AOSP" not "a new variant of Android"
"I came across an email account some years ago which contained many really bad pictures"
Confession! Did you hand yourself over to the police?
"a good spec phone with an SD card, removeable battery, headphone jack, & no crap overlay UI on top of what's already there, all for a price under the 200Pounds mark"
(Apart from the battery) I'm seriously considering a Nokia 6 for these very reasons - will wait a few months though just to make sure any launch gremlins are squashed...
Funniest advert on right now... Samsung's "Quality Assurance"
Do they think everyone has forgotten the Note 7 already...?
Surely that proves why astrology is wrong... they don't take into account all those other objects that obviously would have an effect - sure explains why I'm not a typical Leo ;^D
"this sort of pricing it makes MacBooks attractive again"
...for how long...? I wouldn't be surprised if Apple joined in the bandwagon at some point.
Probably explains why Betelgeuse hasn't gone yet...
...I'll look in the opposite direction - if that'll help?
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