Am I missing something....
If they have to string new cable for the HFT would it not be just as easy to string fiber?
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My Granddad was a TV technician when they were still a new technology.
Just before the coronation of EQ2 in '52 he had a lot of support calls. One call was from a person who had an intermittent problem with their TV, my Granddad said they would need to bring it in so he could do a soak test on it. They declined saying it was going to be too expensive. A couple of weeks later he gets a call from them to say that the TV was now green, so he decided to pop around and have a look. He found the TV had mould on it, it turned out they had decided to soak test it themselves in the bath.
We've had the same 5 Top Stories now for what seems like ages, all bland Australian ones. Surly there are other news from around the world that could class as a top story or are we only going to get Australian top stories from now o
I originally started reading The Register for its humour and no bullshit style, there are lots of Oz bland PR fluff publications around, we don't need another one.
El Reg - its not like there is a lot of Spanish speaking people in the UK as well.
That's not much of a price difference. The difference could be down to other factors like the demand for ice skating and population density. The opposite could be true of, say a surf training business.
But I agree it not just IT, I bought a box set of season 1-4 of Doctor Who for a Christmas present from the UK, cost plus shipping it came to $68, the cheapest I could find here in Australia was at JB HiFi at $264!
I hope something does come of this enquiry.
Not because it doesn't support H.264 but because it doesn't support Flash.
I know, Flash is going the way of the Dodo but at this very moment in time it is still used extensively on the web, and not just for ads mind you.
So until Firefox supports Flash or the web converts to HTML5, I won't be using it.
"Hosting the telescope would create an almost incomparable "big data" project for the winner, demanding huge data links and computing power to handle the daily exabyte of data the instruments would collect"
South Africa maybe but Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia?
A few months ago I bought a box set of the first four seasons of Doctor Who as a Christmas present for someone. Here in Australia the best price was at JB HiFi at about $287. In the end I bought it from Amazon UK for $64 with free shipping.
There is no way that adding 10% GST on to it would have changed my mind in purchasing from amazon UK!
I've also bought the BluRay Boxset of the complete Harry Potter films for $49 (free shipping again), in JB HiFi it's for sale for $139 + postage. Oh, I also got the BluRay edition of the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy but I've forgotten how much I didn't spend buying that here :-).
Prices and exchange rates have changed since these purchases but there is no way that a 10% GST explains the price difference. Just look at that Doctor Who boxed set S1-4, $287 vs $64, I mean WTF! Someone, somewhere is gouging...
The link you gave has this gem in it:
"The problems began before the Xbox 360s got to the market. The testing machines were not ready, and the battery of tests that they ran were not fully developed. That meant that the testing machines would inspect the Xbox 360s coming off the line and approve them for shipment, even though there were likely flaws."
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