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Small countries have less bureaucracy than big countries. (Usually.)
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Small countries have less bureaucracy than big countries. (Usually.)
They make nice DAB radios too.
All email clients have an autocomplete functionality. Outlook was the tool in use on this occasion, but I've seen the same mistake made in other clients, in web-based mail, in phone apps, etc.
> "the San Francisco-based startup said"
GitHub has been going since 2008 - the "startup" label no longer applies.
> "the one-hour interview [...] is still the norm"
Try telephone pre-screening. Saves a lot of time, particularly for the interviewees.
Unfortunately one of the biggest bottlenecks on pre-3G speeds is the HTTPS handshake setup time. By the time client and server have agreed on encryption protocol and keys, you've already used several seconds.
It's not too bad for apps, but it is particularly problematic for secure websites which grab resources from many different sites: each host needs a new HTTPS handshake, and you can't have any HTTP or the browser complains about insecure content. Without 3G you really need a browser like Opera Mini which renders content remotely.
This can only work if there's just one robot, and preferably just for the manager. You can drive around the remote office, see who is in, see who is chatting to who, and cut in for a quick chat yourself. But once your employees have robots too, the system falls apart. Are they really at their desk, or is that just where they last parked their robot? How can you tell if they're chatting on the phone, if you can't see the handset glued to their ear? You can't even tell if they're actually working or just surfing Robot News Daily. Ultimately the damn thing is going to spend most of its time parked at its desk, so it's a waste of money.
And where exactly does a 17 year old find £40,000 to pay the fine?
> a UK "sharing city", shared transport, shared office space ...
That gives me an idea for a Bong! venture: Needlr, the needle-sharing app for sophisticated heroin users.
If scenario A is the classic Windows desktop, and scenario B is the Metro interface, I can guess which one will win...
I can't patent the fuel cell (already exists) and I can't patent the smartphone, but I can plug one into the other and suddenly it's patentable?
> Millions of individuals will have the information the Revenue needs automatically uploaded into new digital tax accounts.
I look forward to the emails from HMRC's outsourced office in Lagos telling me how to register for the new system.
"They present a huge opportunity for productivity..."
I notice he didn't provide any examples.
"... Apple has no problem finding our phone number [...] when we're ABOUT TO write some bad news about them ..."
How on earth do they know you're about to write a bad story? Are they in cahoots with the NSA? Do you write all your stories on Apple computers which have a built-in backdoor to Cupertino and a keyword detector? ("fanboi" must set it off)
According to one Mr E. Snowden, the U.S. federal government has access to both her work email and her private email. So she didn't really break any rules.
It depends on who you are trying to hide from.
If you intend to commit crimes in one country (e.g. the USA), then it makes sense to buy a "spyproof" phone from a country which doesn't have a Five-Eyes style intelligence-sharing agreement with that country (e.g. Russia). Even if the Russians have hacked your phone, they won't tell the Americans what you're up to, for fear of divulging their intelligence capabilities.
There are plenty of Android phones with full QWERTY keyboards. If you don't like any of them then there's you can get a BlackBerry with a keyboard and which can run Android apps. Have you tried searching online?
That is (in part) the plot of Orphan Black.
It's nothing to do with the mobile providers. Do you expect the Highways Agency to service your car too?
What about people who have wifi-only tablets, no mobile provider involved? It's up to the manufacturer to provide support (or not). That's the risk you take when buying hardware made by a company with a poor reputation for support.
You wouldn't find this on an Apple computer, because a single company controls both the hardware and the software. Microsoft's reputation is being undermined by crap like this. They need to copy Apple and start shipping their own hardware.
What are the consequences of treating it as realistic? It's not global warming: we don't all have to cycle and knit our own shirts and recycle hemp nappies. In fact there's pretty much no way to defend from such an event, short of building Dutch-style dikes (levees) around the entire coastline. Which isn't going to happen.
Without consequences, there is no cause for concern. It's as harmless as the movie 2012 or War of the Worlds.
If Bob suspects that Alice has been, umm, "communicating" with Charlie, then Bob can pop his pill and when Alice gets pregnant he can be certain it's not his.
It's called eating your own dogfood. If a private company complains that the employment legislation is too onerous, or that another increase to employers' national insurance will mean layoffs, then the government can just stick their fingers in their ears and ignore it. But when the same message comes from your own side, from schools and hospitals and the civil service, then it's harder to ignore.
I only have one Apple product, an iPhone. What second factor am I supposed to use? An SMS sent to the same iPhone?
Seriously, where are you getting these stock photos? They're awful!
"Every time you try to operate one of these weird black controls, which are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it."
Yikes! This sort of thing is why I haven't popped the question yet, despite months (even years) of decreasingly subtle hints.
Can't they just detect intranet sites and adjust the message accordingly? If the address resolves to 10.*.*.* (or any of the private IP ranges) then make the security warning less intense. Now, where do I collect my cheque from Google?
Bitter Lake could have been condensed into less than half the runtime. There are too many scenes where the camera languishes over a subject, plinky-plonky music in the background, maybe some text on screen. For the SnapChat generation, it's unwatchable.
iOS users could do worse than use the app called Inbox Pro, Outlook Edition. It's still pretty insecure, but at least it doesn't hoover up all your mail into the cloud.
According to some stats I dredged up, Pinterest's workforce are 50% white and 42% Asian (there's no further breakdown into Indian, Chinese, Filipino, etc.). Those figures are remarkably close to the figures for San Francisco as a whole. Assuming the company mostly hires local workers, where is the problem?
Forget the browser - it's the app store that needs back-porting to Windows 7. Look at Google - they don't own the operating system, yet they've managed to get their app store (Chrome) installed on millions of PCs worldwide. It even works on Windows XP. Microsoft haven't a clue about strategy.
How the fuck does a tax computer cost £200 per taxpayer?!
Seriously, find another image to decorate your articles. That one has been overused to the point of cliché now.
"We’ve heard from people that they want to see fewer stories that are hoaxes..."
Are you sure, Zuck? Judging by how many people *like* and *share* these stories, it seems they very much do want to see them.
Under NAFTA, most Canadians can already work in the USA without much difficulty. The fact that most choose not to implies that it's hardly equivalent to winning the lottery.
It's just a clone of LinkedIn, surely?
My Nexus 7 (2013) with 4G still hasn't received the upgrade. Only the Wifi-only model is on Lollipop.
Because the last thing you want your customers to see is "Sorry, this site has been suspended because they didn't have enough credit in their account." People are wary enough about buying stuff on unknown websites, without having messages like that pop up.
That's all very well, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Every 15" notebook? Not if it has an Apple logo on the back! Even the 17" MacBooks don't have a numpad.
Because my car only has a CD player; and because I can afford to.
I have enough disposable income that it's just less faff to buy a CD. With any other method, I have to find blank CDs, fire up my dusty old computer that still has a CD burner, work out which illegal source of music hasn't been shut down this month, work out which illegal filesharing client software isn't pumped full of adware. Then I discover the ink in my CD-labelling pen has dried up, or the blank CDs themselves go wrong.
Yes, I could probably buy some MP3-playing gadget that I could wire into the car's CD player, although DIY isn't my forte. I suppose I could pay somebody at a garage to fit one. Or, much simpler, I could just keep buying CDs.
Then again, I'm talking about the kind of CDs you find near the tills in petrol stations. I don't think my purchases of Eddie Stobart's Keep On Truckin' are keeping the charts alive.
Android is also facing the other Windows fate: being judged by old versions of its own software. Microsoft did itself no favours by continuing to support XP into 2014: likewise, many Android users are stuck with Jelly Bean (or even Gingerbread) with no chance of future upgrades. When these buyers are shopping around for their next phone, they'll remember all the bugs in their current Android version. For all Apple's foibles, they've been incredibly good at supporting the latest OS on older hardware. As phone hardware matures and replacement cycles lengthen, Android's non-upgradeability* will increasingly tarnish its reputation.
(*Yes, tech-savvy Reg readers can install custom/hacked versions of the OS; but try getting your nan to do that.)
Yeah, how drunk do you have to be before you want to share your blood alcohol level with the whole world? I can just see Google's advertising networks salivating over this: little AdSense boxes suggesting curry parlours at 11pm and detox clinics the morning after. I'd rather keep my drinking habits out of the hands of big advertisers, thank you very much.
There can be tax advantages to buying up a company which has a (hopefully temporary) large loss on its books.
What's stopping me from "buying" a film on iTunes, watching it a few times, then taking it back to the shop for a refund?
There's more than a hint of old-fashioned protectionism. We know that blocking imports of physical goods favours domestic producers. Similarly, blocking "imports" of online services also favours domestic companies. With the added benefit of being able to spy on them more easily.
"Spare cash" is part of the definition of hipster. They aren't your granddad's hippies: these guys all have jobs, hence at least some spare cash.
So on one level we have the Docker Hub, a sort-of App Store (TM) for Docker. In that store you can download Ubuntu Core, in which you'll find Snappy, another App Store. In Snappy, you can download Docker.
It's turtles all the way down.
I'm inclined to agree with Gordon 10. Looking through the Docker Hub, the most popular "apps" are Linux distros; ubiquitous server apps such as Apache, MySQL, WordPress; or languages such as Python, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Java, and Mono. Altogether these are more correctly described as platforms: they certainly aren't business apps that ordinary users would recognise. I suppose using a Docker image is a bit quicker than setting up a new virtual server and running apt-get, but it's not a huge difference.
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