Jesus sends apologetic email to the party - That's the last time he uses iOS maps.
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oh... I've not tried 10 yet but had good hopes with it being able to do android apps.
I think MS have just bought into the Nokia ethos... even since Simbian days, the next iteration of phone and/or OS took away good or innovative features like WP8 to 8.1 took away the cloud photo integration and unified messaging.
But eg. I remember going N85 to N8 took away funky features like "Say Caller's Name" and a host of other stuff which had seemed to make them stand out from competitors at the time.
They need the old Nokia ethos where they would make something good and people would like it rather than chasing what they think people like or even worse asking them (wasn't it a Nokia guy who said people would always say they want the same just bigger/faster so pointless asking)
I see what they are trying to do with the name but it's going to be just as confusing as calling a train operator "First" ... there already is an xbox one in common parlance.
It also suggests (along with one controller in the pic) that it's meant for loners - but then would you want to invite people to your house if you had that breeze block on show?!
Perhaps the gov't asked them to do it to stop people meeting in houses now the pubs are shut so they can monitor all comms! :p
Although it will have some downsides it's going to be mostly good.
There are always neighsayers of new tech which are often right before it's been developed.
eg. When satnav came out it was worse than what was before (a map) and so quite pointless.
But then introducing detailed traffic info into it and suddenly it's much better.
What interests me most about this is the feature that a car can take information from one car, store it and then pass on to one further up the road.
That's now invented a decentralised communications network - When they add the ability to short text over it it would could help stop any ISP censorship they have planned for the internet as people could hop their data from car to car.
Would it may be easier on motorways if the streetlights communicated with the cars though?
Well if someone takes them over and starts putting electric motors in then it'd be good.
Might need the mayor to encourage someone to install battery rental scheme with swapping stations about the place ... put them in the road at junctions maybe and then time them with the traffic lights.
ah yes.. this is another thing I invented whilst stuck in jam (like I mention below).
... this one I actually scribbled down!
...although you can't read it well, if at all!
The idea is it's a roll-up screen that has a wheel on the bottom that drives itself along the groove in the armco to put itself up and is stored in the bumper or rear pillar of a traffic police car.
It's about time ... I'm sure we've all invented this when we've been stuck in a jam.
Mix it with high-res photography and then play it back in virtual reality then not only does it save time on the motorway but the investigators get a view from a lot closer to the time it happened and not hours later when it might be raining.
My other idea would be to get a lane-wide bit of sticky-tape and then use it to pick up all the small bits of debris for later inspection which can be placed back in the right place when unrolled but then I guess if the laser is good enough this isn't needed.
So the very very very very very stupid scheme is now only very very very very stupid.
But just like your articles on climate change, no-one will really pick up on this until maybe there is some sort of scandal.
I wouldn't expect a reply on their methodology of creating the number - they know it's plucked from thin air, and know we know that - but their core vote doesn't know or care - they just see the "reduced by 2 million" and so think that it's only 2 million that have to register and so that probably won't include them so all is hunky dory.
I used to get this excuse every day when I had an ebay shop.
"Sorry my kid must have bid on it and I've not replied to any of your emails for 3 weeks as I had a family funeral"
Rarely did it get any more inventive than that and made me quite disappointed with the state of the nation.
12grand is nout - schemes like this will normally cost 12million once the consultancy is done and backhanders, tax and tax management and reviews and tax accountancy and health and saftey and tax on the health and saftey and managers to manage the tax on the health and safety and tax on the managers.... paid, don't they?
If the luxury good manufacturers were so concerned then they'd do something like rfid tag all their items and then offer some kind of authentication device/service.
But they don't care... each copy sold is something with their brand on that they don't even have to pay for and every time they complain about ebay it's directing traffic to ebay to buy the cheap copies to get their brand out even more = more sales of non-copies too.
The solution to this and the problems with iplayer is to do away with ISPs.
We're all sitting out as nodes connected to the net with 1 crappy link - that goes against the design of the internet. We should be part of it and that means being able to take any route to the destination, be that down the adsl line or over wireless to other local routers.. and then either down their connection or hop to another wireless... like explained in this spoof http://www.londonlx.com/thechip.html
Apart from that it's just another law they're putting in without looking into the ramifications of the implementation.... need to get this government out before they scorch the earth!
The main problem with postal votes is that it's not private!
There was always a discrepancy with people saying they are hardened labour supporters but voting tory when they got to the booth.
If they are voting at home there's a chance their partners/other family might see it or ask to see it - yes, you can say "no, it's private" but then that might start an argument, so they vote labour and tick the rest of the families forms while their at it to make sure they don't put the "wrong" answer.
ken's team are playing dirty - look at the thing today about saying boris would ban the koran so I wouldn't be suprised if they are going round to peoples houses and "supervising" the completion of forms or other such thing!
whilst I would love to boycott ebay for both buying and selling, I can't... and neither can anyone else.
I used to be a powerseller but my business collapsed when paypal decided to close my account, followed by ebay suspending me because of this.
Took me over 2 weeks to get any sort of response to find out why - and then each email took 3 days to reply to and kept getting in a standard response loop.... they don't care and don't need to care (apart from when I got the Financial Ombudsman on to them!)
Everytime they put up charges or impose conditions people say they will boycott - but it's those people that lose out - ebay/paypal aren't going to notice 1 jot!
I expect these paypal only measures will go the same way - some people will moan, but it'll go ahead anyway.
If they are trying to get it nearer to the user then surely the place to look is at the router.
If me and my neighbour are both watching the same program, the same bits are carried twice down the same length of copper and just encrypted differently as they travel through the air.
They're both in range of each other so why can't something be added to them so they each get every other bit from the network and every other bit from each other on a seperate channel - halving (or multiples of) the bandwidth needed from the server.
Stick a few gigs cache in there and anyone in the range can download the video at full speed from the wireless without having to go the main server.. and then anyone in range of any of those that have got it from the cache can get it too!
Maybe there's a reason why.
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