He definitely wasn't an asshole.
He most definitely wasnt a c**t of the highest order.
Yes I said c**t. Few people deserve the honour. Jobs was honoured
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Amnesty would expect the dbase to roughly reflect the % of people involved in crime. By the stated statistics 27%.
Or reflective of the society level.
But reality doesnt always mirror statistics.
statistics puts male/female ratios at about 50/50.
so if I was to walk down a high street, or an airport or a school canteen and query 100 people on their sex, I wouldn't necessarily get 50/50..I might get 75/25.
But is my dbase sexist? because it has more of one gender than another? Well no...because its based on actuals not statistics.
If a large proportion of people linked to gangs are green - then it cant be racist if its fact.
However, it becomes racist if police only stop and check people who are green.
that should be the focus of investigation NOT the contents of a dbase in vs population stats.
"blocking advertisements altogether deprives the websites you love of the revenue they need to survive."
I see what you did there.
However I take the typical "If a tree falls and no one is around, does it make a sound?"
In translation. "If I'm not swayed by adverts at all, so will never click on them, whose harmed if I block the ads?"
I'm sure there are many sites that supplement or generate total income through PPC ad revenue. But they make nothing from me directly. Never have, never will.
And while it would pain me to lose a site to a financial defecit, I've got to be honest, I'm quite fickle and just google the subject matter until I find another suitable site.
Additionally, I have to second Big Yins comment about advertisers using underhand tactics to have their ads displayed, only makes me more determined to block them.
With that in mind ,I've found I only ever need to use noscript for all my blocking needs.
$10 mil extra?
I mean all they need is a couple of hundred computers, running various flavours of OS,
couple of ISP style switches, few routers, firewalls and an ass load of cable.
ok, I'm being a pedant, but if they are "mimicking the internet" their isnt MUCH more too it.
/mines the one with the blank government cheque book....all signed :D
An article that doesnt paint gamers as being do'ers of evil, and mass murderers in hiding....about bloody time.
nice job on the foldit team to actually create a piece of "entertainment" that harnesses the collective power of gamers worlwide for the good of mankind.
Its a small step, but enough to start the gamer naysayers to re-consider their thoughts that its a "waste of time"
Gamers 1 - 1 Society
levelling the bad guys with you is a pure chewbacca defense....it makes no sense.
you are not rewarded for spending time, you in fact punished for it.
bethesda lost me as a fan when they did this with oblivion, looks like Im gonna avoid this one too.
The most amusing results would be
1: Page.."After careful and thorough discussion and negotiation we could reach no common ground or reasoning, so instead we finally settled with Paper Scissors Stone"
2: Ellison "I've decided to take Page as my next bride and you can look forward to our wedding this Christmas"
3: Page: "After careful and thorough negotiation, Mr Ellison made a decent offer and so I've decided to sell up Google to him....see here is my signature in blood...sorry Sergey"
I make technology product that people will like
I market said product in way that appeals to all ages
I put a decent price tag on item to bring in a nice profit margin
I develop my product lines in keeping with changes in consumer needs and requirements
I will be > all tech companies in the world.
I will fail like the rest.
its a dangerous gambit on HP's behalf.
The price cuts for the touchpad to induce demand, showed that at the original price of £300-400 no-one thought they were worth the money.
Rumour of <£100 and people figures its WELL worth the money, so as you mentioned reserve at full price (even pay at full price)...to ensure bargain is obtained.
However, HAD HP not followed through with its price cut, I'd state my house on 95% of those webos devices being returned the following day.
I know thats what we planned to do with ours!!!.
If they try the same strategy with the palms and not follow through with a price cut, they will suddently be left with an ass load of stock they cannot shift, and more so, people will want MORE of a guaranteed bargain before shelling out the cash for them a second time.
To the rank smelling, broken glass wreckage of a local phonebox....
I salute you.
thems were the days, cramming 3 people into a box to prank call people....if you were really lucky two of the mates would be gurls.
If you were unlucky, some tw@t would hold the door shut....
this problem wasnt exclusive to Misco.
We tried many companies on Monday, who had "plenty of stock".....only on Tuesday morning when new prices were announced, that miraculously all their stock had gone.
A sales person at Insight stated "the company are likely to do a price drop around 1pm so staff can take advantage of the offer during their lunch break".
I'd wager that company staff obtained the majority. Still some shi$$y jobs need to have some perks.
Just leave the franchises alone...FFS.
Bladerunner is a great movie and was made good by, the script, the actors and the technology available at the time, which while quirky, was believable.
These days the CG tech gives films an almost unrealistic sheen.
Not to mention the fact that Hollywood itself appears to be running out of fresh ideas. Okay I got another one.
Lets make Pulp Fiction 2. The people who loved it, are gonna come flocking thus earning us big box office $$$, but who gives a sheet if the films a turkey, which will almost spoil the enjoyment of the original.
There are some great books and minds out there that can provide original entertainment without having to re-visit something.
Sometimes you just gotta know when to leave something alone. Not doing so can leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
......And given you are taking 150K cores to solve this "problem" you better hope you end up with a pretty bloody amazing solution. 150K cores to plot an optimal trajectory to that mouse seems like overkill to me .....
If you recall a simple calculator once filled a large laboratory.....
Typically you throw whatever you can at a theory to prove it/get it to work, then when you have proof/working model, it gets refined.
I mean look at the LHC, in 100 years perhaps you may have a higgs-boson powered application on the latest iphone :D
I think you're bang on the money with BB's appworld being its achilles heel.
Apps are now touted a central point to expanding the use of your phone. Sure you may not want them, but if you do, there are thousands of free and paid for apps - on the droid or iphone markets.
Blackberry treats its appworld like a freakshow attraction. You can have a look if you want, but you'll be just fine if you ignore it.
That was all fine and dandy when RIM was seen as an business tool. But they are not seen that way anymore, and people are not content with just a secure reliable phone. They want the razzle dazzle of turning their phone into a torch, or install a new browser, or IM client or whatever takes the fancy.
I'm mixed about this.
First and foremost, they got hauled in front of the beak and given a criminal record. Job well done.
I'm not so sure about the sentence length though and my comparison is this.
Those involved in the rioting/looting etc, have been hauled in front of magistrates and given sentences of between 4 & 6 months. (http://www.gmp.police.uk/disorderconvictions)
These guys, who tried to incite violence gets 4 years. I'm mixed because I cannot see what was worse, trying and failing to incite violence or actual being involved in the violence.
If they have incited and succeeded, then 4 year porridge would be minimum sentence in my view.
Any other views?
"Ironically, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 would have challenged Apple in terms of size, weight and specs, ...."
no disrespect, but no one outside of tech circles has ever heard of the Galaxy Tab. The word synonymous with tablet devices is IPAD.
People who want a tablet I see fall into 3 categories.
Technical people: such as reg readership (who will buy devices purely on capability and technical merit).
Then you have Joe/Jane Public with £700 burning a hole in their pocket
Then Joe/Jane Public who dont have £700 to burn.
Give any Joe/Jane public a choice of tablets FOC and I'd say 99% would choose IPAD.
Its fashionable, its simple, its been marketed perfectly by Apple- much to every other manufacturers disgust.
I cannot see any tablet gaining as much popularity as the IPAD until something easier or more fashionable comes out, or has its own "must have niche."
Welcome to instant access.
I had to go to school to pick up my GCSE, just before the "internet" gathered pace.
These days, it's all about willy waving and I'll argue the point with anyone who disagrees.
Schools want to see how "well" their students did at passing the exams, as it puts the schools curriculum of "teaching you how to pass an exam" right at the forefront.
The instant nature of technology (if done right Edexcel) means that schools can see on an offical day whose got the largest wanger.
Do staff at EdExcel have to pass a competency exam before they are allowed to work there?
I mean realistically they only have a small window of opportunity (2-3 months) where their services are seen publicly, so you would expect that all effort goes into making those as perfect as possible.
But year on year, they seem to fail miserably in the public domain. Deity only knows what incompetencies are covered up during the other 9 months of the year.
I used to work for a telecomms company as a customer service agent.
During training the whole Data Protection Act was hammered home about its importance and also hammered home the belief that if caught contravening you could be personally sued.
Now, its feasible that these were just training scare stories, but even if true, the DPA aint worth shit these days. I see more and more reports of data being mishandled and that the ICO seem to do feck all apart from issuing a "stern" letter.
Health and Safety is a bit barking sometimes, but should a company be found to be negligent in the cause of an accident involving an employee, the top people COULD go to jail.
IF a company is found to be negligent and cannot take adequate safeguards to ensure the safety of peoples personal data then the top people should go to jail.
Its only when PEOPLE are held accountable for the actions on behalf of their company that data will truly be protected.
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