If only Android wasn't Google...
389 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Hang on... isn't all that expensive x-ray hardware supposed to find explosives inside stuff?
Or, are they worried that someone will be able to penetrate the avionics (of the aircraft) and crash it from a command line?
Re: Maybe they should consider going over to Linux?
Customer is king.
Someone wants to spend many millions on my software and requires it to run on (let's say) an obscure BSD variant, I'd make that happen.
If I didn't, someone else would and that would be money on their balance sheet and not mine.
As a fail-safe, just ban all air travel from anywhere except Israel (of course).
Re: Hmm, bugger off, government. I didn't elect you, and I don't respect you
This is how it works.
"Or are they selling the collected data that's the essence of personalisation?"
We aren't getting any younger.
Where better to test these systems, but on a really challenging route into The Capital.
Getting through Oxford is bad enough, but if they can manage Jericho to Elephant and Castle (reliably), I'm in baby!
Considering most drivers on the south-bound M40 are already on auto pilot, it won't affect anyone too much.
I'd be on the front row (to be a passenger) providing that when the door opens you're greeted with a "Welcome to Johnny Cabs".
How long before Last Week Tonight runs an ad in the Washington DC area (on Fox News) that says:
"Ok Google, show me evidence of man-made climate change"
Shareholders demanded cost saving.
I'm sure they are all delighted with the result.
Content is king
... alway was and always will be.
Apple will need to 'land' a major OTT publisher at the very least to make Apple TV really work.
Re: Churn factor
Sky 1 does make some linear television (in the style of a bad ITV franchisee from the 1980's).
I take your point, but I'd hardly put Atlantic in the same bucket, Sky 1 is a mixed entertainment channel... although entertainment is a subjective term.
Sky's biggest weakness is customers cancel their contracts - especially during the break between football seasons.
While Sky has all the box set and films, they still haven't made the breakthrough with normal television entertainment. A cursory glance on the overnight data shows that even E4 gets more viewers than Sky's 'flagship' Sky1 channel.
My only hope is the one day, El Reg hacks will be running the Daily M*il.
It's still pretty impressive.
I'm still amazed by the dynamics and how they can take exactly the correct amount of fuel into orbit - and still have enough for breaking and landing.
Some clever people working for Elon.
Re: This is nothing
Nothing wrong with Groove Armada.
You may also wish to register a complaint with ITV directly about this.
Unless you're on a terrible access network, somewhere rural or on a saturated ADSL, there's no real reason you shouldn't be able to watch live linear content in pseudo HD.
Blimey, this really is the stuff of nightmares.
I took my daughter to Wagamama on the Thames Embankment last week.
When I got home I had an email from them asking for NPS ratings.
I thought I must have used my phone for something and logged into their free wifi, but no...
Phones off from now-on.
Re: OTT, it's the future lads.
Wasn't meaning to disparage the Kodi platform.
I was an XBMC user for years and found it very useful.
Re: Not just the BBC
Do you have any proof of this?
I know World Service is paid for (or used to be) by a grant from The Foreign Office, but GCHQ? I think you're mistaken.
Is The Telegraph message board closed again today?
Because then it would not be The BBC, it would be a commercial broadcaster...
oh, you're being a troll..
Not true, the prototype had a DRM.
This has nothing to do with if the user is a verified LFP, it have everything to do with the rights 'deal' negotiated with the content producer or rights holder.
For instance, certain sports are available via television (UHF, dSAT, cable), but the rights don't cover IPTV.
The usual reason is the additional [rights] cost of publishing content to the internet or that other distributors have a deal to charge for that content online.
That stock picture looks like one of The Chuckle Brothers, was this a concious decision?
Whoever closed this deal must have the biggest expense account in the history of direct selling.
This kind of thing happens all the time with governmental procurement and it's not going to stop.
..to the team that obtained funding for this 'study'.
I wished I'd stayed in academia, it's much more fun than all this real stuff.
Good work India...
You can shoot a ballistic missile out of the sky, but you still have children living on railway lines and nearly 30% of your population lives in poverty.
I suspect the MOD is trying to get a bigger budget for its UUV programme.
Most of would pay...
for the ability to see exactly what we want.
I have a paid subscription with a non-UK OTT sports provider that shows all PL football matches.
I'd rather not have to mess around paying some dodgy 'gas-rich' country's broadcasting arm money, but I like football and they have a service I can watch it on.
The rights holders only have themselves to blame, people will always find a way to get what they want.
*I also have Sky and BT Sports subscriptions.
Fair use policy.
The lobbyist teams have done exceptionally work.
That comment was One Step Too Far.
Everyone knows that all children called Kylie (born after 1986) are merely cheap imitations.
Re: Monkeys un-spanked? (yeah right).
Monkeys un-spanked? (yeah right).
Another newspaper-led "won't someone think of the children" moment that won't change a thing.
When I was merely a teenager, we all shared VHS copies of the most staggeringly awful "jazz flicks".
Duplicating a VHS was much more costly and time consuming than sharing a thumb drive.
*Paris because she's weakened when content of her in the nude isn't shared online.
Can we have a face-palm icon please?
Someone in procurement needs to be shown the door and their gold-plated final salary pension frozen until they retire.
However, I'd suggest that the minister who took the advice from whatever military team will escape completely unscathed, along with the posh lads who went on all the 'paid jolleys' to Lockheed Martin, but I stand to be corrected.
I'm reminded of that scene in Blazing Saddles when The Governor (Mel Brookes) is read a letter from Rock Ridge about the new black sheriff.
"We have to do something to protect our phoney-baloney jobs".
Re: As above
Ahh, the good old days when chargers were real chargers.
He who said the rhyme committed the crime.
Re: But not as bizarre as ...
It must be a busy day in Moscow today for all those social media commentards working for Vlad.
This F-35 had better be the most incredible aircraft ever made or we'll all look like total mugs.
Vegans; simply send your £5 notes to a vegan charity. I doubt they won't accept them.
Everyone's a winner.
You have to question why this information is continually being leaked and (also) the mental clarity that was employed when ordering these aircraft in the first place.
The new ships don't have ramps.
The Harrier doing a VTO would burn lots of fuel and require refuelling again once it was airborne (or have its range greatly reduced).
Perhaps someone with greater knowledge of the Harrier could confirm this?
British aircraft building was decimated during the 60's and 70's so that rules-out our chaps. Now we're left with a project that's still not delivering and we still don't have an alternate provider that we could deal with.
What other business in the world would put up with this?
They'll bid more than it's worth and get bitten by shareholders.
But I'm really surprised that the MNDA allowed the naming of the interested parties.
Re: very confused
Ever watched the football on Sky and seen the serial number on the top right side of the screen?
The Dirty Digger
Only one person deserves this golden ticket:
While I have every sympathy for the black cab drivers
who spent many hour (and substantial sums) to get their badge and car, it's not hard to see that this disruptive technology will be the winner.
Also, Talk Sport and LBC will be closed due to a lack of callers to their mid-morning and insomnia-shift programmes, so it's not all bad news.
Re: When Will the Nubs Learn That the Dark Web is No Longer Anonymous?
Or (perhaps) that their social media bragging needs to be linked to completely separate email accounts.