So much for Entente Cordial
I thought EU countries were supposed to go along with EU decisions.
Now the French have caught the Non! Non! disease again.
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I thought EU countries were supposed to go along with EU decisions.
Now the French have caught the Non! Non! disease again.
MS, et al, know hackers are going to nobble their products.
Once again hackers demonstrate how good they are whilst MS loses face that they poor coders.
Instead of simply digging up the stuff, China opted to Add Value to their RE exports, a process that is done by many countries, as it increases the worth of the export.
If you want to complain to anyone, try the U.S. Government and GM Motors, the sleepy government that let the deal go through and the vendor of the US RE operation the Chinese bought, respectively.
The Chinese plan ahead, the U.S. government clearly doesn't.
Why use last years model? I am sure Google would have been happy to sell the UK Government the latest and greatest given the nature of the software usage.
Bet Google could help them design efficient database centres, too.
P.S. Note that Google donated this software which is another example of it's public generosity.
Apart from the fact the public has a right to see where it's money goes, it also assists in locating where 'bent' RFQ's favour a selected vendor target.
This can result in cost-savings for everyone. It could not have happened under Labour as so much IT work went to favoured supporters.
To think of all the pounds that will end up in the car crushers!
Government destruction means just that. A squaddy of security types accompany the discarded equipment to a favourite metal shredding outfit, featured on Discovery Channel, where their humongous metal shredder does it's evil to millions of pounds of equipment.
Enough to make a technician cry.
If this had happened to a Pentagon website, again, they would be screaming terrorism, loss of secrets, etc. and demanding the alleged whiz behind this attack be handed over immediately.
Won't happen because Romania has balls and would tell them to get stuffed.< www.sheepscreek.com/recipe.html > unlike a certain island nation we know of..
Who dreams up these things?
The e-mail one is easily circumvented (think intelligent mail forwarding).
And I though they were trying to save money!
Since Australia wasn't around then he means the Aboriginal tribes.
Chances are they were brought in from China by their wandering explorers. And the truly unique item of technology from the other side was the Aboriginal boomerang.
Next they'll be claiming they invented wind instruments starting with the Didgeridoo.
But they did invent Vegemite!
The number of paid hours squandered idling on the InterNet is universal and only limited by access.
My employers instituted announced InterNet usage monitoring about 2 years ago and after 6 months it announced a policy of blocking all non-business URL's during paid work hours and wide open at all other times.
Works well and has improved timekeeping and productivity.
If Harrods was smart they would have gussied up an Apple tablet.
iPhans have a track record of buying form over functionality.
The real Apple products cost way too much for a typical Chinese discretionary spending budget.
APPLE Lemon 4 knock-offs are selling at around $90 a piece and difficult to spot the visual differences. Performance is definitely different - no Grip of Death! Available at any electronics market across the country and HongKong.
Could this be for people who are lonely and have no friends or people with an ego problem ans want to sound important by the number of calls they get?
Or is the phone for outgoing calls only?
It's only a matter of time until Facebook's data is outed again.
I guess this means My Space is worth little, too?
Wherever this aged excuse for a lawyer shows, you know there's going to be a rumble, justified or not.
And what of EDS? Hurd hired a PR person to handle the arrangements. It would be difficult to know just what she should prepare for unless she knew the nature of the business. Where stock prices affected? (No); Was there insider trading? (None reported)
I simply cannot believe how low HP has gone with this. They are not only in the gutter but they are under the slime, they are so low. And this is America's flas ship technology company? No wonder the country's down the drain.
These security outings are good - it will either prioritize these shortcomings or shame others into fixing the problems.
Coders shouldn't complain, it's free QC.
Air Canada, arguably Canada's worst carrier, should make this a feature of their Asian advertising to fill all those empty seats. I wonder why their cabin crew look so old, though?
Unfortunately I fly the carrier with the best service, Eva Air, who don't offer this age shedding service. (But they have more space between seats in economy.)
The problem with some scientists is that they just want to publish research papers, no doubt not fully comprehending who the potential audience is or what it can be applied to.
Happened way back when Touchtone was designed as well as when new coin phone boxes were improved against theft. They gave birth to the Blue and Red Boxes that cost Bell systems millions of dollars in losses, as well as BT and Euro telco's!
Let's drink to 2600 Hettz, too!
This condition is naturally acquired by using Windows 2000 or Vista - although not necessarily pathological.
BTW, what do we call the Win7 equivalents of iPhans?
Even if it did, discounts haven't been announced yet by retailers, this unit still has more features than Jobs' toy.
You'll have to buy next years Apple offering to get what most other pads are offering this year. That's how Jobs' keeps the money coming in as well as charging for OS upgrades.
With the ever increasing count of pads/tablets, The Reg would really help if it had a chart comparing all the attributes of these devices so we can make informed buying decisions.
This is good news.
A cell base communications links contains far more customer data than do telephone switches/exchanges which require search warrants.
US police have, for years, been sticking recording GPS receivers on their clients cars for years without seeking court approval.Now they will either have to get approval or follow suspects in the old fashioned way.
Still not ruled on are the use of miniature spy planes.
What a crazy bunch.
Guess they will have massive wall displays showing threats from around the world, as is usually depicted for NORAD's Boulder hideaway.
We should contribute to a prize fund to the first guys to knock their web site down.
Britain has only itself to blame. The word is 'commitment'. It never has been fully committed to the EU, whatever the shade of the government.
No doubt it will purloin a password and then rummage around for the information.
some of Apple's patents is likely indicative of the quality of the rest.
Patently Apple < http://www.patentlyapple.com/ > makes interesting reading for those idle moments in the toilet.
Comparing their 'quality' to other titans in the electronics industries show to be more of a 'wish' type patent rather than a been there, done that type.
The bare-bones USB3 socket < http://www.geekstreamonline.com/Images/CES%20images/usb3_socket_dia.jpg > is essentially precluded from being built in to an Apple laptop.
Still, the potentially offers Jobs' yet another revenue stream - more adapter cables!
Since Apple (Jobs' name must never be associated with failure) can't the time right and every time they open up iOS more bad things develop, someone should write an App.
Must be quicker and more reliable than iOS 4, whatever. Alternatively, Apple's software guys could review iOS 3 and see what changed.
In a Canadian city there was a drive to get corporations to donate computers to a charity whose volunteer members would recondition them and install free Linux OS and operating suite and they would BE GIVEN AWAY to underprivileged kids whose parents had little money to spend on computers.
After a while there was a considerable stack of unwanted, fully working computers. A friend, who was one of the refurbishing volunteers, told me the computers 'weren't acceptable' to these ungrateful brats 'because they were too slow for games.'
Junking them was considered, so I said rather than waste everyone's energy how about donating them to overseas students. Now there is a 40 foot container standing in a yard, which when when filled with working 3-4 year old computers, is transported here to VietNam where they are distributed to the more remote areas of this country so children can gain knowledge similar to those resident in the cities.
We have now placed over 3,100 computers in small, remote villages and recently a national drive has enabled many of them to be connected to the InterNet at no cost by a national communications company here.
We are now looking at Laos and Cambodia.
At take off the shuttle is extremely vulnerable and the chances of minimising insulating foam damage is dependent on ideal weather conditions and so critical in preventing loss of insulating tiles essential for a safe return.
The whole assembly is a flying bomb and either lightning or severe winds could bring it down.
I still have vivid memories of teacher Christa McAuliffe who died in the Challenger disaster on 1986 January 28. See: < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster >.
This so very typical of British business - any other operator in another country would welcome the free customer service.
You ought to see what sites have spawned from Chinese rail data.
The railways are a public utility and therefore the government must amend the law to allow not-for-profit use of this data. Maybe the Transport Minister should have a little chat with Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and straighten them out.
Obviously some uptight Plod or persecutor have their knickers in a twist over the initial court decision.
Why are they wasting their resources on such a petty matter whilst others await there days in court. often denied bail?
Accept the initial finding at leave the matter be.
Public companies both run by wing-nuts.
American corporate practice hits new lows. HP is little better. They both make Gates look like an angel.
Governments have a duty to protect their citizens. the dumb military rulers have another use for them - target practice.
It;s high time the US deployed a couple of drones over the military capital and had some target practice on the military.
P.S. If you go to Burma don't take GPS or cell phones - they are seized at the border.
To prove his office isn't a wuss < http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wuss >, this guy is really going to hit a few targets hard.
Then he will shut all his critics up and he can go back to sleep
then they will implement their extreme search options: searching all body orifices with gloved digits.
There is an alternative for rectal searches - stand and squat three times then bend over for visual check. One commercial US prison claims this is guaranteed to expel all secreted items.
Homeland Security knows no limits!
Many parts of the Tropics don't have rain showers, they have, appropriately, soaking deluges which penetrate almost anything even though they might last only an hour or two,
In fact, as I post this I have been getting soaked for about 35 minutes and it would be on occasions like these that the water resistant features would prove their worth, The DAB features aren't of much use out here, we have acres of unused FM spectrum, but the the manufacturers thoughts are in the right place - the potential international market.
Maybe it's Mono because when the signal breaks up, or gets delayed, the irritating noises are less so when experienced in mono whereas stereo really tends to emphasise all signal quality shortcomings.
Unlike a certain California fruit farm, Google contributes to society.
I use Picassa almost daily, and Sketch even more often.
This is undoubtedly good news for all those companies accused of copying Apples and Jobs' patents (his name is often included) many of which are clearly prior art or simply copies of others work.
Unfortunately, unless otherwise ordered, Nokia has to pay it's lawyers fees.
Still, Jobs' has lost face, and exposed for the schill he is.
The US election seasons are very, very long but you really get to know all about those who run.
That is what happened to both Whitman and Fiorina, we found out that they were simply a couple of really bitchy women who were so shallow. And Whitman fired her Mexican home help - in a state with 30% Mexican ethnic population.
Telco wiring is usually good enough for 100Mhz signalling. There are thousands of LAN's in North America using abandoned 25-pair cabling for carrying the Ethernet signals around.
You will need 4 conductors. These links may help: < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_jack >, < http://www.nadtec.to/doc/wiring/telephone_and_lan_wiring.htm >.
by painting Google on the outside so people think they are Street View cars.
Don't they have duplicated fibre systems routed separately backing each other up?
Basic engineering - it's called redundancy.
I guess the author hasn't been around in China too much.
Ask any teenager how to get Facebook (officially blocked in CN) and you will shown how. So much for 'sanitised.' Any URL can be reached.
As for satellite dishes your contributor us really showing his lack of knowledge. All satellite dishes require permits issued by the Internal Security Police, which are required to be displayed alongside the antenna. Another permit is required for the receiver, again displayed alongside.
The police, of any shade, can enter the premises to inspect the equipment and permit. They have their own technicians and often they check the antenna alignment to ensure the authorised signals can be received.
I smuggled a collapsible antenna in - but I am a 'Lo Fun' so it is possible for me to get a permit - but didn't look like an antenna when collapsed. It is used for HongKong based satellite InterNet.
For a start, refuse to fly those flights where the rear end of the cabin is filled with cargo. The airlines are sensitive to PAX concerns (not American or BA). This, BTW, is one reason luggage allowances have been slashed - so they can sell the weight/space to shippers.
Unfortunately denial of WiFi can be circumvented by blocking inbound originating traffic so all traffic sessions have to originated in an aircraft.
I still can't think of a reason for kids running wild around the cabin or screaming babies to become a bomb trigger.
Poor winner, comes to mind. People won't cheer him for his attitude.
Now, as I see it, he only has a single goose to turn his attention to -Google. Let's hope they have more success than SAP.
The Mac slippage undoubtedly is not the only thing on Jobs' mind: for in 2010 Q3 Android was on 40% of smartphones sold.
Analyst group NPD just said 44% of all smartphones sales in the US Q3 were Android OS based, which is an 11% increase over Q2. Not withstanding Jobs' hype about the Iphone 4, iOS accounted for only 23%.
Looks like nothing much will change in Q4, either. NPD claims that Apple's market share dropped 21% in the last 12 months.
Jobs' old nemesis, Creative, has just come out with 7" and 10" Android 2 pads, base models start at £199/£180 respectively.
So much for Jobs' claim that open systems don't always win, and as with the claims of many false prophets, things ain't necessarily so.
2011 should see Apple's iOS complementing the Mac in the slow decline.
The Chinese government owns American government through all the bonds, etc. it bought with the torrent of U.S. dollars it acquired by becoming America's production line.
Following the politico's theory we should therefore regard the American government with suspicion!
Parts of Europe but more particularly the Far East, such as Korea and Japan, have long used this technology.
Jobs seems to think the U.S is the world's technology leader: this is patently stupid thinking. The U.S. lags so much of the world. Plus it has major, as in MAJOR, infrastructure weaknesses and no money.
The sooner the U.S. kneecaps all these wanna be patent trolls, the better, so freeing up the creativity which is how the Far East got so far ahead.
What wonders budget cuts can achieve!
Let's have even more cuts, Cameron.