Typing this on my Q10. If BB did rip off their employees in the way described I hope the courts put the boot in. No business large or small should be allowed to do something like this.
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Na, the 1200 (for AGA).
Psion 5mx with a modern wifi module and DOCX or ODT compatibility. I'd snap one up. Anything else would be a bonus.
Re: Thank *deity* we're leaving
You forgot the joke icon.
I once had the misfortune of having to call Oracle about a small program they sold. Immediately the sales droid wanted to know what OS we were running, office suite, network software, the works basically and completely ignored my questions about the one thing my work was interested in. They wanted to come out and give a demo on something completely irrelevant. Ended up having to hang up without a single question being answered about the software I was actually interested in. When they called back handed them off to a manager to spent thirty minutes politely tell them they were wasting their time and in the end he had to hang up too. It doesn't matter what Oracle is selling, who is going to be stupid enough to buy it?
And it is still a nightmare to get vendors and managers to take security seriously and fund it properly.
The pen and the screen.
If you could stick ubuntu or even windows it might be worth a look.
Re: Prisoner Peston?
Then it's China time when information, even if it is accurate and complete will earn you some porridge if the party doesn't like what you're saying.
When countries like China, Russia and Turkey behave like this we wag our finger at their political, legal and moral failings. Soon it will be pot and kettle time. No wonder May wants out of the ECJ and ECHR. They would stand up for British citizens in a way the British goverment never will.
Because if the WTO said that the subsides amounted to illegal state aid then other countries would be free to give UK trade a swift kicking on a number of fronts, not just said industry. Unless you're talking about coming out of the WTO entirely and I haven't heard even the most rabidly rabid brexiteer indulge that notion.
Re: Why do you think reducing the amount of trade agreements
@Len with the bonfire of regulations and worker/consumer rights I am sure there will be plenty of fat cats ready to pounce.
The temptation might be to make a lot of money in the short term and when the soil has been robbed and wildlife eradicated it will take a long time to repair the ecosystem.
As Trump himself might tweet, 'Education Bad! Obedience Good!'
Shirley a small hand of government/fascial conservative like Trump who wants to drain the swamp will immediately cancel (via tweet) this as soon as he learns about the huyge waste of tax payers money (probably via tweet again)?
Re: Bloat v Usability
I have a pebble steel. Looks good, performs well. Only compaint is after 18 months the battery is down to three days but looking to get that replaced. Am tempted by a pebble time steel. Red and gold looks good although perhaps a little gaudy.
I understand why they went for it but the fitness stuff was a distraction for pebble.
Good, bad or indifferent; if the system costs more to run than it rakes in in fines it will be scrapped.
Re: STAY OFF POLITICS
My thinking was seperate accounts to prevent being tracked like that. Could always be Big John Jr.
Re: STAY OFF POLITICS
Is that you Big John with a slightly different handle?
Re: The dead hand of Obama lives on...
Name another animal that dominates the planet the way humans do. Civilisation is the tool which has allowed us to do that.
Re: The dead hand of Obama lives on...
I think you are confusing socialism with corporatism.
Re: Prevent an informed electorate
You forgot the joke icon.
Re: Bold and sudden
I might have to borrow that description.
Sorry in advacne but it had to be done.
Re: "AI cannot emerge from the same processes as biological life"
I regret I have but one upvote to give this post.
How long till they go computer senile? And would you like some toast?
I do have to admit when it comes to stuff like this, I just have to be myself for a minute and I usually get hung up on. Not rude or anything, I just start asking questions (like how did you get this number? Can you prove you're not in violation of the data protection act etc etc) and provide accurate if awkwardly phrased answers and pretty soon I am talking to myself again.
Those 'simple' iX belie a host of complexity. How do you easily tell which generation a chip is? Mobile and desktop variant? Unlocked multiplier?
The numbers are bound to be a little suppressed in the run up to a new chip launch. I’ve been holding off for about a year waiting for Zen.
This stuff is always about what makes for good PR and scratching people's backs, not about actually helping the country or industry as a whole.
Re: I like it
Re: How Long...
With gerrymandering, voter suppression laws and deigning entry to people who are unlikely to vote for a particular party, it won’t be long until America is effectively an 'elected' dictatorship.
Re: What else do you expect from a glorified hotel manager?
Hotel Calaforina, but in reverse.
remind me, what happened the last time a US president announced mission acomploshed with a big fanfair?
What will it take to get rid of this guy? Surprised no mention was made of the incident with the brakes on his bike.
Possibly the opposite, 'You spent more time away from your desk than anyone else, you're fired.'
I wonder how many of those people are from pebble or duplicate positions HR, accounts etc etc. Still, doubt I'll be buying a fitbit unless they bring out what is effectively a new pebble and I can turn off the fitness stuff.
Re: Another log on the fire.
That's a paid for service. I just checked and it works with no permisilsions enabled.
I like what fairphone is doing in terms of modular design. pushing that angle so phones can be upgraded or repaired the same way as desktop computers would help to reduce waste. Secondary eink screens to enhance battery life. Reintroducing replaceable batteries and memory. There's also stuff like foldable phones which probably aren't that practical but do look cool. Then there's wacky stuff like bone conductirs for the sound. Could go on but you get the idea.
It is isn't happening now it is going to happen sooner or later. Here's hoping the phone and IT industry in general can focus on genuine innovation now rather than 'ohh it's 0.1mm thinner than last year with even roundier corners!'.
If something changes over time can it really be called a constant?
Sounds about right for the US police. BTW it's SWAT, not SAWT.
The ultimate test would be to give these to news outlets and big customers for a few days and host the launch over Sp(o)rk.
I imagine there will be a wide range of uses. The medical and drug testing (and cosmetics too) are obvious. I wonder how long before it will be used to print a new face for the ultimate face lift?
Re: Simple solution
There is already a physical version of the encryption backdoor. The TSA theft facilitation locks on all luggage. They have zero legal responsibility for all theft and damaged caused by them or facilitated by them. I doubt the pro-stupidity laws will be any different.
Re: Encrypted Morse code transmitted via sound
Unless you're operating in an environment were RF signals are banned. I am guess that infra and ultrasonic devices would work as well albeit with their own limitations.
Epson ecotanks. That's the approach all manufactures should be taking.
It will be interesting to see if/how Trump responds to this. Will he attack US companies that are losing money for layoffs? Would the story be different if they said the labour costs were the killer and it would make money in India but not here and either way the jobs in the US were gone?
What happens when a market like China puts it foot down and says you can't export the minerals those products are made from, you have to do the refinement and manufacturing here? I know alternative sources could be found or alternative technologies developed but in that gap whoever has the minerals and the factories making the stuff (with a lax attitude to IP) has the opportunity to be the only seller.
Of course on the other shoe is that thanks to automation only a fraction of the jobs promised are actually available.
Here's hoping that part of the lesson they have learned is to use a removable battery.
Apologies if this appears twice but my previous appears to have been eaten by gremlins (before midnight).
Freedom is slavery.
Trade is protectionism?