What does the dollar have to do with it? Most companies are subsidiaries of a European parent and the parent company orders, imports and books the sale of the goods. Therefore the price rise, to maintain / (more likely) extend their profit margin, would be the difference in the value of the Euro to Pound target than USD to GBP?
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Re: Excellence in engineering versus planned obsolescence
I know you're joking, but... the reason a lot of devices need to be replaced is simply because the manufacturer stops providing them with software updates that keep them relevant. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a great case in point. Official Samsung updates would leave your S2 running Android KitKat IIRC. Step forward the CyanogenMod community who have the device running Android Marshmallow. If a person can do that, without the source code to the device drivers and so forth, why the hell can't Samsung who do have the code and significantly more resources!?
Re: All Android devices running kernel < 3.18?
Re: Hmmm ...
I'm quite impressed by the Priv. Had it any waterproofing I'd be seriously considering buying it. Not so many phone camera have optical image stabilisation and the hardware specification is decent too.
Re: leads me to believe the story has greater errors and omissions than just the date.
Two minor convictions cause them to be disclosed on a DBS Report even though "spent". It's the two convictions which cause them all to be still disclosed. A single Minor conviction would not show after becoming spent.
Re: The article author is part of the problem.
They pay minimum wage salaries, the employee pays no income tax and is entitled to Working Tax Credit. Thus the government is in effect subsidising the large corporation who creatively minimise their tax liabilities...
Anything that exists can be used by those who have different motivation to the intention. TOR may be used by government avoiding paranoids. But equally it may be used by the Silk Road, Terrorists or Child Pornography viewers. It's just a fact and you and each individual should make their own judgement. I have never used and never intend to use TOR as I judge it's existence as an excuse to mask illegal activities.
Re: American Airlines?
So quit posting here and go fix it!
Re: Inconsistent hardware ?
I seem to recall my Samsung Galaxy S5 can record in 4K and is will over a year old. My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 came supplied with a stylus supporting pressure sensitivity and is well over a year old. My Creative Zen Vision:M had touch sensitive controls and played video and music. In case anyone forgot Apple were sued by Creative and lost due to copying the interface... Apple are definitely now just a dedicated follower of fashion... Maybe worse since they seem to have adopted Embrace and Extend...
Re: He should be ashamed
He doesn't sound like a particularly nice person. If he is convicted then he would never be able to visit America unless they did haul him over there...
Once upon a time I would have agreed. Then I hear pornhub is the 35th most visited site by 6 to 14 year olds. That's just not right - I'd go as far as saying it's damaging.
Any issues are likely to be driver related. A major software gremlin in the Galaxy S2 chipset drivers were diagnosed in Lollipop which were present but less frequently triggered in KitKat. It caused S2 devices to hang, run slow and lockup. The same driver (for Exynos chipsets) didn't affect those devices... There were also WiFi issues but these are often resolved by formatting the data and system partitions before installing Lollipop.
It impresses me that clever and dedicated software engineers in and on the periphery of the CyanogenMod community can bring the latest version of Lollipop to a device almost 5 years old. As a consequence my battered and cracked S2 is running a more up to date version of Lollipop than my Galaxy S5!
Amazing. The World's Police (TM) place sanctions against individuals for *alleged* wrongdoing. What an amazing justice system they employ.
Re: Good hardware... but
Couldn't agree more. The other angle which will ultimately crucify Samsung is the networks. Apple have a unified user experience irrespective of network. Samsung owners, unless willing to root and void their warranty, are at the mercy of the networks as to which software updates they get and when...
Are you really surprised?
Dead, alive it doesn't matter. EE (and therefore T-Mobile and Orange) are bleeding awful when it comes to billing. They screwed us around when my wife cancelled her contract and ported her number. We even had letters/demands from their Debt Collection agent despite contacting them constantly to remind them they had made a billing error and being promised they would do something about it...
This review of an optical HRM has a good comparison data to a standard HRM strap: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/02/monitor-bluetooth-smartant.html
Apply occam's razor
Netflix works well on most providers but suffers buffering on Verizon and Verizon claim Netflix has poor peering arrangements which affect only Verizon...
Laudable but flawed
The proposal is wholly sound. One hopes some of the plutocratic vanguard are inwardly feeling nervous. The way I see it the majority of American politicians aren't corrupt but a notable minority react so readily to their strings being pulled by their "sponsors" and Big Business™ they appear afflicted by Marionette Syndrome. Attempts to halt the creep of plutarchy are therefore welcome. Flawed though as I suspect more than 14 politicians will be required to deflect the deluge of spin headed their way and vote the relevant changes in to law.
Why would Sweden send him when we haven't...?
It's not as though our government is adverse to capitulating to the American Governments every war mongering whim.
Re: Probably the death knell of the "industry"
It probably is. If there is no minimum number of lines of code before it becomes copyright infringement may I be the first to wave goodbye to:
The safety / door open protection system on most modern electronics would fall foul to this patent. Most of them don't even have an operating system.
Re: Anti-game crusaders in 5, 4, 3......
They aren't completely fruit loops IHMO. I have begun to wonder how mentally healthy it is for some children to spend most of their free personal time playing computer games. You don't have social interaction (losing subtle non-verbal cues and the affirming notion of belonging to a group) and in the isolation of the bedroom, where I assume most games are played, there's little oversight of a childs emotional state and thus missed opportunities to moderate excessively defeatist / aggressive behaviour. I don't believe excessive play of computer games for most children will do more than bring early onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, but I do worry for the children who already have poor emotional control / lack good social skills. What I wonder and worry about is if excessive engagement in isolating activity could promote or exacerbate traits leading to a Personality Disorder whereas inclusive social activity could alleviate them.
Team America - World Police...
... strike again.
App name is choice
App package name: com.deviant.security.shield
Swindlers with a sense of humour at least...
The primary adopter of New Technology...
...will no doubt exploit this new technology to create the best interactive 3D porn yet!
Android and Kids = install child safe launcher
Installed KidRead and set it up. Everytime the kiddos inadvertently press the option in their Disney game to buy something in-app - KidRead kills it. Other launcher replacements are available.
Re: Who appointed America as the world's policeman, judge and jury?
Simple really. Look at where the buck (literally) stops it's the corporations who were harmed by high levels of fraud. They being VISA, MasterCard and American Express - all US Headquartered companies.
Wrong in so many ways. I can't tell if this is just misogyny or outpouring from an array of unrealised sociopaths. I'm serious - go see a psychiatrist of you can't understand why this website was so utterly denigrating and devastating to it's victims.
Re: Another win for open-source leechers
IMO the hardware I/O interconnect design, device drivers and UI are what are most important. If those components aren't well designed and programmed then nothing else matters. Using a mature, stable and well understood base operating system to build on sounds like a very good choice to me.
Apple innovate and don't copy rivals... Hmmm... Apple vs Creative?http://www.macnews.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit
Almost forgot this gem:
(may be NSFW - not the video - but the comments)
Users are misunderstood geniuses
A user had misplaced their laminator and had attempted to substitute the device with their HP Laserjet 4200... The fuser couldn't be saved...
Sleep as Android
Sleep as Android will - with your permission - spy on you whilst you sleep. A nifty app for the curious:
The simplest solution I have used so far to gain root access on my Samsung Galaxy S2 is to download a busybox installer package from XDA Developers and save it to the MicroSDHC card. Shutdown the phone and restart in recovery mode (Vol Down + Home + Power) and choose to install a file and select the installer zip file. Once rebooted there's instant Root access without the need for a carefully matched pre-rooted kernel.
New NFC SIM for S3 to enable Quick Tap?!?
Nipped into a Orange store today to quiz whether a different SIM Card was being shipped for the Quick Tap enabled Galaxy S3 - hoping to nab a new SIM for my NFC capable S2 which could do Quick Tap with the appropriate SIM Card... Sadly even though the store had the S3 in stock they had no clue whether the SIM card was different.
Microsoft have a working system?
Strange this alliance doesn't include Microsoft as they have a working system based on multiple WiFi transmitters. IIRC they installed and mapped the Tesco Extra at Gallows Corner in Romford over a year ago - again IIRC the access point had an SSID of Agora - but each it's own station/MAC address.
Re: I can't wait for them to go under completely
Oh yes. Hundreds of High Streets will benefit from another empty shop / £ Shop whilst the economy desperately needs *000's more unemployed... Muppet.
Easy phone to "hack"
Using the tools and knowledge on the aforementioned XDA Developers site I was able to turn my T-Mobile UK locked SGSII into an unlocked (from network) generic device. It's really quite easy.
SIM card says Rogers..
This is most likely a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S2.
Single feed option on SkyHD box
@Tom38 Your comments about the Sky+ box and a single feed are correct though there is a secret menu on the SkyHD box which allows the selection of a single feed so things work more nicely.
@Mage As long as people are honest about their political ideology all points of view are welcome. I have listened to opinion from independent financial types who have held the same opinion (Greece will default eventually) for many weeks.
Listen, for example, to Johnathan Davis - jonathandaviswm.com
MOV, AVI.. yes but...
MOV and AVI are the container - which codecs?
Most likely a recipient of the BBM BroadCast message took affront at the cry for a riot and informed Crime Stoppers. Someone I know received three BBM BCs trying to start a riot in SE Essex - they informed the Police as they don't agree with it.
On a small screen...
..I initially read Cockbum then realised it was Cockburn. Considering the claims I decided I was correct the first time.
.net domains under American governance
@ScottJ - I would guess that since the domain was a .net the US Government was able to instruct VeriSign to alter the Domain registration. Certainly at roughly the time the domain was seized it moved from CyberBunker in Holland to 1and1 in the US.
I have only just noticed that part of the Seized image refers to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. How nice that the United States Government proactively protects the "copyrights" of commercial entities...
Will iOS5 Bluetooth photos?
My only question and the issue which causes me the most grief during the working day - will iOS 5 allow the phone owner to Bluetooth photos from the phone to a kiosk for printing? Trying to explain to an irate user their super amazing phone is incapable of this seemingly simple task....
Precisely the question I would like answered. Who would buy this pilfered kit?