A drop in the ocean
100,000 Units won't make the slightest differnce to availability.
It's just more lies and spin from a company that has recognise that there is more money to be made from the commercial sector than individuals.
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Can't really agree with your comments about the trackball being less easy to use, or less accurate.
Like anything, it just takes a bit of getting used to. Once you've done that it's every bit as accurate as a mouse. I've used them since v1.
Try using a finger-tip trackball with RSI of the wrist, or arthritis - then you'll appeciate the thumb operated one!
The biggest stumbling block to adopting self-drivng cars is the necessity for a driver in the seat.
Get rid of the driver, and the controls, use ML and you have the world's most experienced driver taking you everywhere.
No, shut up! There are no 'edge cases' - do you thinkg the world's most experienced driver doesn't know what to do?
£45K - just build the fine into the business plan. I'm pretty sure that's what they do anyway.
£45K is neither punitive nor will it discourage others from doing the same. The ICO needs to get real about the size of it's fines and should pursue criminal trials against the directors of the companies too.
The battery life depends on the time of day, and time since last boot, not forgetting the reason for the last shutdown all impact on future battery life.
For example if the laptop shutdown with a fault (like battery low) it may well do a full re-index of the hard drive on the next boot, which will have a significant impact on battery life.
You can just imagine it... every household in the entire UK goes dark at exactly 2AM on the last saturday in October because a software glitch couldn't handle the shift from BST to GMT....
A software patch takes 5 days to complete... but requires a site engineer to visit every house in the UK because the meters have locked up and won't respond to the request for a firmware update...
You make big deal pointing out that these companies actually followed the law.
Yes, we are not idiots, we understand that. The point is that they set up foreign companies deliberately to take advantage of weak tax laws, and by doing so, to avoid paying tax.
Tax avoidance is perfectly legal, but it is morally reprehensible on the scale that these companies are doing it. THAT is why people are up in arms.
You too are morally reprehensible for supporting them. You should be using your voice to ensure that UK Companies pay UK tax. period.
No, the point is that it means they have stored the passwords in either plain text, or with a reversible hash. It's not ok. Not only should they not show the password, they should not be ABLE to show the password. It should never be stored anywhere - just the (non reversible) hash of it should be stored.
I see what TSB are trying to do here… trying to get 'local' by using the .co.uk domain.
And I do think that British companies should use '.co.uk' but not even trying to take over tsb.com sounds like folly to me. At the very least it hurts their image - since the cyber squatter there at the moment has a poorer website than TSB, and at worst it could be a security vulnerability - and there is clear liability on TSB's part if some web scum does happen to hack it into a look alike site.
So, even if TSB does manage to gain wisdom and takes over the .com site - who is going to trust it now?
It's not about shipments!
If you ship 1000x more phones than apple, but your purchasers don't use them for anything more than SMS and MSN then apple still wins. People buy android phones because they are cheap, yes, but they are much less usable. Google needs to get the whole owner experience up to the same level of satisfaction as apple. They can't do that while the platform is fragmented.
The article has a clear IT angle, all the IT press will be covering the iPad 2 launch.
The article is factual, well researched and well written. It's a proper piece of journalism.
You guys are too used to being spoon fed re-hashed press releases from sponsors that you don't recognize a proper journalistic item.
It seems that recent problems were related to a re-branding exercise which is currently underway at BT.
Routers are being re-booted across the country as BT prepares to rename BT Broadband to BT-WhoresPants, which should more accurately reflect the up and down nature of the service.
Windows 7 is not and never will be a slate OS.
People like HP and MS really just don't get it. Cascaing menus and a start button are never going to work on slate!
Even Windows Mobile 7 is a non starter - it is so obvioulsy, and intrusively, designed to promote MS and their products first, and work as an OS second. Until people at the top of MS and HP realise that if they give the user what they want, and do it in an unobtrusive way their products will always be a big fail.
Adobe are way off the mark.
It because of flash and game-kits that the web enabled world is fully of skanky crap like the millions of crap-apps that flood all new mobile platforms and services such as facebook.
What apple are trying to do is preserve a quality of experience unlike any other on any other platform - and I think that is laudable.
There are too many 'families' in this country where the child is in charge and the parents do whatever the kids want.
My daughter is nearly 5. A while back she refused to allow me to (appropriately)strap her into the (appropriate) seat. So I simply lifted her out the car, locked the car and went back indoors. She cried about not going out and was told simply, either get strapped in, or don't go in the car - you choose. Needless to say we now have no issue about wearing seatbelts.