Maybe they can fix the green bar of slowness.
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"during the '80s and '90s, the average THD for a receiver dropped into the hundredth and thousandths of a percent."
They went beyond that, I remember ads with 0.000005% listed in big bold type. How would you even measure that? And some had audible IMD but that was not listed on the box so no problem. It was the marketing fad at the time. Like who could have the most drivers in a speaker (Bose tried to sue consumers reports for saying their 901 speakers were bad). Someone should be along any second to say how great 901s are...
If that was true after seeing The Who yeas ago at the Toronto Sky Dome* I would hear the sound of an AM radio in the trash bin of a large tiled washroom now.
*lucky I won tickets from a local radio station contest and didn't pay the silly price that floor tickets were going for.
No, data just needs to be dumped onto the local internet. The home operator don't need to touch the data at all, the only cost for them is billing. A roaming user should not be charged any more then a local user. Charging some one hundreds of dollars because their weather app and email downloaded a few megabytes is just robbery.
"Segregate the UK into parts and then roam from part to part"
We already have that in Canada. No need to go the the US to pay roaming...
and phones configured by default to roam to a US tower is the signal is stronger then the Canadian tower so you can pay 10x as much without have to go through the bother of going through customs.
Your EU operators need to talk to the true masters in Canada.
Almost all ISPs are also Cable TV companies, or Phone companies, or both.
So they don't what you to buy internet access and watch Netflics, or use Joe's VoIP service. They want you to buy $100 a month cable TV, oh and home phone, mobile phone too.
With the local cable outfit Rogers (aka Robers) the only way to get lots of bandwidth is to have a 3 product bundle.
"$1.25 a day is, around and about, £20 a month. Including housing, food, etc, etc, there just ain't anyone at all in the UK trying to live on that."
I keep getting the feeling I'm reading a modern Charles Dickens story.
To be poor you have to live on $1.25 a day. It's impossible to legitimately live on $1.25 a day in the UK. So there are no poor now so you can stop giving the rich a hard time.
The people who live in box in the alley, or squat in a vacant building, or if they are lucky have a bed in a shelter don't count.
How much do you think it would cost a day for the cheapest available shelter, bare minimum food, used clothing? No TV, computer, and Not including charity from someone or the state. That is poor.
It might be $1.25 in some shanty town some place warm in south America, but it's a lot more in the UK or the US for that mater.
There are scams but that's not how they work.
You search for something and a few sites will say they have it*, click and you get a page of ads and a link, that takes you to another page of ads, and another link. It's always one more click for what you want. Even if you make up total random crap that never existed, they have it.
*I was looking for a manual for something that was no longer made and the company only existed as a trade mark for cheap Chinese crap.
"How on earth you get that kind of stuff into iTunes"
You answered your own question there at the end. Anything that can be put on iTunes can be copied. The stuff you can't copy can't be put on iTunes as iTunes is just a copy you pay for.
Any attempt to DRM / tie it to iTunes will not work (see video on iTunes for example), but will stop some people from buying a crippled copy.
They desperately want to go back to the album. The thing that killed their golden goose was people being able to buy just the one track they like.
" increasing the value of music " is code for charging more for music. They think putting a fancy package, with a nice ribbon will make people happy to pay for 10 steaming turds along with the two tracks they want.
I used to buy about 5 LPs/CDs and take the tracks I liked and make a mix tape. Now for a bit more then the price of one album I can just buy what I want.
Not so much Bing as dedicated search sites like Hotel search, vacation search, price comparison sites...
If Google have created / bought a Hotel search site and send all the traffic to their own site there is something to complain about.
But some seem to be bitching that if a general google search that lets someone find a hotel and book a room directly from the hotels own site interferes with their right to sell you the room with the biggest kickback. Who is going to go to my price comparison site (affiliate link farm) when google shows who sells something right in the results?
This bunch of whiners can go get stuffed.
But I'm sure Bing would be happy for any pain Google suffers.
But the only thing that matters now is the stock price. Companies exist to make rich people richer. Staff is something you fire to make the stock go up. Then you acquire something to make the stock go up. Now you can fire more people to make the stock go up. All this products and stuff is just a distraction.
The guy at the auto show got pissed at me for saying their touch screen control panel was going to kill people. Heat, nav, radio, phone... all on one touch screen. You can't just reach over for a nob, you can't feel anything, you have to look at the bloody thing.
It might be a good idea to say away from the roads for a week after the AppleWatch is released so the toy obsessed will have a chance to get sick of playing with the thing.
When I was a kid the local store was half Tandy Leather, half Radioshack.
As a student I worked part time in Radioshack (TRS-80 days)
Radioshack was a place I would go to buy wire, batteries, the odd electronic part. Still have some Radioshack speakers connected to the TV.
Then they sold Radioshack Canada to Circuit City. Then renamed it The Source. Now it's owned by Bell Canada and pushing phones and TV. Lots of RC toys.
Now I drive 10 km to get to a place that sells the type of stuff Radioshack used to sell (without the shrinkwrap onto cardboard packaging).
Netflix is very much not cable. The problem I have with cable is I have one choice*, Rogers (they have worked hard to make sure of that) and to get the few channels I might watch I have to buy a giant bundle of crap for about $80+ a month. Lucky I'm not a hockey fan.
I'll just stick to my over the air for local news and such + Netflix and I'll buy the disc for stuff I really like.
* I could get the IPTV service from the phone company but it costs just as much.
Then you get the exclusives that are only on one system.
So this pile of rock is just inert rock, and the tin he wants. No other metals or say sulphur compounds that you tend to find around tailings (hint, if there is tin, there will be other metals). And will that "Just water" still be just water when your done with it?
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