So can we look forward to these companies never being awarded another government contract, or will we get the ridiculous logic applied that having messed up this baddly this time, they must be best placed to know what not to do next time? Bizarely that seems to be how these things work.
21 posts • joined 22 Mar 2011
"Another option is to simply ship computers without demos, trial software, pointless utilities and other bloatware"
Why not ship computers without an operating system at all. Let people choose what they install without having Microsoft Windows forced on them to begin with. If people want Windows, fair enough, go buy it, then it is up to Microsoft whether they sell an advertising subsidised version.
I still have a HP-41CV at home somewhere (probably in a drawer with my Newton). I remember putting all the mnemonics and formulas I needed for my A levels into it, since no teacher at the time (1981) realised a calculator could do anything but a few sums.
Now this has reminded me, I might stick it on ebay if I can find some batteries for it.
My son needs a new phone, but doesn't want to go for anything that's too conventional. An N9 running Sailfish might just fit the bill. To anyone who has one currently, are they still a viable phone, or would I be better off trying to convince him to join the Android crowd and get a Moto G or Razr i?
I am a UK resident, but our corporate network appears behind a German proxy.
I always get the answers to these competitions correct, often spending litterally seconds in researching the answers, but amazingly I've never won.
Is some automated process likely to be throwing away my entries because of assuming I'm German?
Rated 8.1 on IMDb, supposedly a classic, and a whole 2 hours 43 minutes I can't get back.
<quote>One of STALKER's many treats is that it invites you to get carried away into your own thoughts, flowing with the images as it provides new questions to ponder...</quote>
thoughts and questions like, why am I watching this god awful film, how could so many people be so wrong.