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£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.
Thats the search indexer for you
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.
Software update required
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...
Tim, get real.
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.
Re: There are some reasons to displaying the password...
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.
.com versus .co.uk
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?
Missing the point somewhat
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.
You guys have it wrong.
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.
BT Broadband to be renamed.
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.
Go screw yourself Adobe
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.
You are so right.
Look at the photos over at the archos website and see that it's all about the OS and the hardware, the end user can go to hell. Who (at MS) cares about the user experience so long as it runs Windows 7?
For MS it's all about the Brand and the juggernaut of sales, keep the user swamped and he won't be able to move away, while others are concentrating on the user experience: Treat the user with respect and he'll be faithful.
Apple, Nokia and Palm are all coming to realise that if you get the user experience right, then the users will stay faithful. MS are still trying to use beatings and negative reinforcement to demand brand loyalty.
So, you know what MS should do? (I know I will get flamed for this, but it would work). They should draw a line under Windows 7 and say, after that we will have a brand new operating system. It will not be backwards compatible, though it will work on the same hardware. It will be new from the very bare bones upwards, it will not be based on any previous version of windows, and it will not be called windows.
Now, I know all you windows fans will be snigger at how stupid that sounds, but is it really? Is it any worse than someone who decides to switch from WIndows to Linux? Or windows to Mac OS X?
You are all crying out about how there will be no support for you favourite this that or the next app, but the developers will love it, they get to re-factor all their products, which they've been secretly wanting to do for years. Anyone who has ever made Mac software has already done that once, and it pays.
Ooohh so close
You were so very close when you said:
>Imagine a Slate with USB, BT2.1 (with full A2DP) and Infrared, a MiniDisplayPort, AND an HDMI
>port. Connect it to your TV, to play some games, connect handsets (iPhones or Apple controllers
>wirelessly or over BT for multilayer). the Slate could be the new AppleTV, or it could fit in the
>middle as a bridge device.
All those ports, well the physical ones at least, will be available - but via the dock connector.