A lot of the TV stations will be owned by companies that also happen to own cell phone companies. They are going to want to keep the free spectrum and transfer it to their own cellphone service.
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The Film Studios (and Andrew Orlowski) will say, see it works! Lets make everyone use the automatic censor bots. A few faults positives is a small price to pay (since they pay nothing) to protect jobs, and creators bla bla bla...
They will just look at you funny if you say this is a bad thing.
Going half way can work. In Canada the Olympics were on CBC, that has a mix of government funding and ads. The coverage was well done with a wide range of sports covered.
The last few years it's been CTV and it's been crap. They only show the "popular" sports, or ones that a Canadian might win. They don't cut show like "so you think you can dance" as it's all about the money for them.
The CBC can do a better job because they don't have to make a profit and receive public funding to show programs that are of interest to the public even if they are not of interest to the advertisers.
"Well firstly, if someone has to register and pay to get their malware signed, and typically you would expect a company to be doing this, then that is already a step toward catching people."
The fake AV guys already have credit card processing, toll free phone numbers, websites, shell companies. A key is hardly a big deal.
"you are arguing in favour of a system whereby no cry is raised at a real wolf"
No I'm not, that's what MSE is for. It will say This is a Wolf.
This stupid system will not say This is a Wolf, it will say this might be a Wolf, the same thing it said with all the existing software you bought for your old computer and are now installing on your new Win8 box.
If all you need to do is sign the code then the fake AV guys can afford a key. Are you saying their scam software will show up as good?
I would not be surprised if there is a fee and some running around to get on the good list. Or you can just sell it on the MS app store...
"But the warnings are a good thing."
No meaningless warnings are a bad thing, they will just add to the average users trend to just click yes to anything without reading it. If your computer is always crying wolf, no one will notice a real wolf when it shows up.
"Currently the SmartScreen system does use application information stored at Redmond to validate local apps, hence the information is collected. But Kobeissi points out that the need for this could be eliminated if such data was stored locally on the client end and updated regularly."
So what happens if you install something while you are offline?
If this is part of Windows, and every one has it, I don't think it will take long for the bag guys to find a way around it.
No you should not limit facetime and then charge extra for it.
It's just data, if the tariff is "unlimited but we don't want you to use too much" then the tariff is the problem.
Supply a fixed amount of data then charge a reasonable amount for extra data, that way you don't care if they use loads of data because they paid for it.
But the phone companies don't do that, they want to force you onto the most expensive tariff by charging a stupid amount for going over your fixed limit. Better get the limited Unlimited plan just in case...
So lets try USB on an iPhone... oh look you can't do it at all, you have to use iTunes, or a cloudy service. Dropbox is quite easy to use to move a file. No USB mode for iPod touch or iPhone.
And with my Nexus 7 I just plug it in, Unlock the screen, and it shows up in Explorer and I can copy what ever I want on or off. Developer options are off.
Add the esFile Explorer app and I can do it over wifi to a network share, Dropbox available here too.
First they collect all this profile into about you. They would never use/sell it for another purpose would they?
All the media has to be tagged so it can know what it is. How would this work for Radio? Internet radio maybe but not FM.
As others have said what happens when there is more then one person? Maybe they will patent a remote with a finger print reader, so the one holding the remote gets to watch what they like (Wow, just like now!).
Watched someone play it at a local game shop and thought it looked like fun, thinking of buying until I noticed it was Ubisoft. That's the closest I've come to buying a Ubisoft game in a log time.
I installed the free Babel Rising 3D game on my Nexus 7. Looks nice, game play is stupid, and they sell that as a PC game?
You quote some one saying Google doesn't pay anyone off to write dirt, then provide links that say someone writes nice things about Google.
Don't see anything about paying for people to write dirt.
Of course you don't have to pay people to write dirt about Oracle, I'm sure you could find hundreds who will do it for free!
The one thing my dad had problems with was getting the USB cable the right way up, and dropping the wire on the floor while trying to plug it in, mini USB at the time, but micro is even harder to see.
It took some searching but I found a phone with a cradle so he could just drop the phone in and let it charge.
That Panasonic looks like it would have been perfect for him.
If your just going to burn it, might as well use Natural Gas. Natural Gas cars are available, they are not great...
They are working on fuel cells for Methane but they are not as advanced as Hydrogen full cells.
Methane is currently cheap because it's mostly made from Natural Gas or coal, you can make it from rotting garbage but not enough for more then some local heating.
If you have extra electricity off peak it can be used to split water to hydrogen, when used it's back to water.
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