3365 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
Japanese are weird
No, seriously, they are!
Daddy, what were you doing when the 2011 Tsunami hit? Well, son, you see, I was developing my Internet kissing machine.
The link from arrest to overdose is rather weak... And were it not for the overdose, this would be a non-story. The fact that the RCMP is not usually arresting cammers does not mean they should never do it. All in all, I am not schocked.
Anything to do with video games...
Ends up on Reg Hardware.
No, I don't know why either...
Since when does the Chinese government ask the opinion of its citizens?
Drone destroying a SAM in flight
I thought the same too... but in my mind, the "destroying" part was done by flying still and getting hit.
Let me get this straight (ha!)
If ever the probe on the ISS detects anything, it will mean that we are surrounded by anti-matter, and soon to disappear in a flash of energy?
Now THAT is a good use of money in the bank. Large commitments means cheap components, which means larger margins.
Dividends and buybacks
Historically, investors have regarded dividends and buybacks as admissions that the company did not know how to use the cash effectively. This is considered as a terrible failure.
Look at RIM: they bought back their stock last year... You would think this indicates confidence, and that market force should make the stock prize rise... But that has very much not been the case.
What about Roomba?
iRobot has offered a fully programmable version of their vacuum cleaner for years...
In fact, a team at IBM has made a robot detecting hot spots in data centers out of it:
BTW, I believe the "turtle" thing is meant to appeal to old fans of LOGO...
Comments that the government is banning people from entering the zone in order to hide that the radioactivity level is far higher than they report.
Sometimes I wish I was so shameless
Who needs to be productive and actually invent things, when you can just patent known techniques, wait ten years, and sue in hope that the company will pay?
A sum of $5 millions is calculated so that Google might just pay to get rid of the problem and hope they will go away bother somebody else.
Give them the money
Then sue them to get it back. The idea that a freedom of information request could be stopped by just asking arbitrary large amounts of money is frankly disturbing.
Hands up everybody who thinks the real cost of providing the information is anywhere that high? Thank you.
@relax: Oh, ok
Thanks for humoring us alarmists!
Hang on, no overlapping?
I did not try it, but people seem to say you cannot overlap windows...!?
Maybe *you* don't multitask, but I have seen people writing code while watching a video on youTube. And checking at the same time the stock market minute by minute in a third window. My question is: Can you do all that without alt-tabbing continuously?
Infringement of 6 trademarked icons!!
Example: FLOWER ICON
"The color(s) yellow, blue, green, brown, black, gray and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a gray, white, and blue rectangle with rounded corners depicting a stylized flower in the colors green, yellow, brown, black, white and gray."
You mean lawyers get paid to do this??
What's their point?
I thought that you needed to claim that a patent or something was infringed in order to sue...
I mean yeah, they do look very much the same, and the iThingies were inspiration but I am not sure that is illegal in any way... (and it is not clear to me that the design had never been used before)
I take it that aiming at a semi-friendly furnisher is a preparation for the big target starting with G.
What a high score brings?
I thought it gave you a longer, larger and more impressive... Sense of achievement. Right?
PH also gives a longer, larger, etc.
I am in awe of the business gambit ICM just won. They practically created for themselves an eternal source of free money. Without contributing anything of any significance to society.
It makes me want to puke.
It may be me, but I think that you underestimate the difficulty here, both of unlocking the platform and of developing a platform that cannot be unlocked at all.
Anyway, Apple has probably done a cost-analysis and estimated how much money they were willing to stop people from unlocking their iThings. I believe users are not that bothered by the patching... Except those that do want to unlock their toys, but that is the point, innit?
Wait... People still use Tcl?
It has been a while since I have heard anything about it. Maybe I hang around the wrong people.
Strewth! I need a beer.
Well, not completely, but one should not sweat the details of who is just behind whom... This takes into account various stuff such as "broadband penetration" and "smartphone ownership" which can plumb a country without having much influence on the actual work conditions of IT employees.
Not that I am on dial-up, but this should IMO have been included in the article... Or at least, say, the position of US.
Crook. Go to jail. Do not pass Go.
In before jokes that M$ has way too much money anyway.
I'd be pissed off too, if I was one of the bloggers.
But then again, nobody forced them to post there. And whoever wrote the T&Cs certainly thought of a way to protect the site from this.
This is going to be VERY interesting.
Completely agree, they are creepy
And I have proof! Using the Assange™ technique, we find:
71,800 Google results for "creepy Winklevoss twins"
florida pastor blood on hands
A cool 6,840,000 results... But get this:
bbc blood on hands – 28,900,000 results! Ouch.
Wonderful logic, Assange™
There are a few good FPS already... But if they want to compete in the titillating business, the competition is overwhelming.
Learn to read
I was commenting on the creative spelling of the OP, not on the correct one. This is precisely why I said Hippocrates had nothing to do with it, because as you said, his name is very different from the *correct* spelling.
Next: The subject of the article is not an internal military memo, so your experience in the service is irrelevant. It is a legal filing. I fail to see how the disclosure of a request for Twitter records of WikiLeaks supporters can result in dead armed force personnel; but maybe you can imagine a contrived scenario for this?
Leave Hippocrates alone, he had nothing to do with it.
...If they had not thought this objectionable, they would not have made the filing confidential.
Considering a government alternative would likely be, if not necessarily very expensive, certainly more expensive... And would likely reach less people.
Then again... http://xkcd.com/723/
Somebody suggests doing away with gas no matter what since we will have to do it in 250 years anyway. Assuming we don't find more until then.
Good reaction time
Honestly, I would not have thought that the Romanian police could make the Spanish police act within 45 minutes.
We often complain about cops, but we should not forget to praise them when they do something right.
Paying for internet services
This already exists to some point... There are paying services out there, that are used by companies who don't mind spending money and like to have technical support. I understand you can even get support from Google if you pay for it.
But unless you find a way to make them illegal, there will always be free email on the web, and it is very likely that the general population will flock to it. And THIS is what Google is good at, not making people pay for its services.
What's a VAR?
Even the article linked did not offer a definition.
Vendor... Affiliate... R... R... Rebate? Nah. Robot? That would be for android. Reseller? Ah, Vendor And Reseller? Weird. Ok, googled it: Value Added Resellers.
Funny, of the three words I had, Reseller is the one I would have doubted the most. I would think that the whole idea of "reseller" does not sit well with Apple. The way they see it, there is only one company allowed to sell anything to their customers; and anybody else is a parasite trying to leech off of their success. Maybe that could be why they don't encourage it?
You mean logic should actually apply to Trademark laws?
Who would have thunk?
And already, I feel like playing it
Is this great advertising or what?
Typical law argument
When both sides accuse the other of using Insane Troll Logic.
Yet we were told that only a government could pull it off. Seems like this is becoming a standard excuse in the industry: We are but a poor commercial company, what can we do against the secret hacking units of governments... This could not be possibly due to our own incompetence!
For the repair shop, I mean. I assume that we will be able to see soon that it blends...
If they put more force on the iPad1 screen, it is because it is less flexible... The point being that they bended both over one inch, but only the iPad1 screen broke.
Doesn't anybody use prepared statements or what?
I fail to sympathize with any organization that fails to use prepared statements and gets hit by an SQL injection.
On the face of it...
There is no need for a year of thinking about it.
The answer should be NO, and not only NO, but HELL NO.
I don't even see the point of pretending otherwise... Apart from the obvious corruption that will be involved, of course.
Why don't the police buy the app?
Then they can move the checkpoint whenever it is reported
So THAT is why!
I have been wondering about these URLs for months. I actually thought it was a weird random bug in the web site.
Thank you for the explanation, good sir. Have a cold one.
I don't get it. Can a judge stop a settlement agreed between parties?
Not that he is wrong, really. I guess Google will appeal until the Supreme Court has its say...
If they really want to go back to China
They'd better keep their mouth shut.
That might be a reason for the delay. Earthquakes and stuff.
How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
Microsoft is afraid of becoming irrelevant on the web.
Isn't market fragmentation precisely a reason to choose to develop an iPhone App? There are few other models that are sold in greater numbers. If you develop for android, you have to be ready to debug for the many handsets, which are way more varied than the iPhone models.
What choice do they have?
You might as well forbid them of doing business in these countries...
Note that the only problem comes from the fact that in these backward places, they do not have a extended system of corru^H^H^H^H^H lobbying like the US have.