Actually, pedestrians have the right of way. No human crosses the road intending to be killed, I assume this unfortunate pedestrian thought that the car would slow for her, as a real human would have done.
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Not Just Eat related, but a while ago I bought from a company online. The service was meh, and they forgot to send an item. After contacting them, they posted that out by second class post.
They asked for a TrustPilot Review, and so I gave one, 3*, along the lines of "nothing special, forgot an item and sent it out second class which suggested they weren't too bothered about forgetting an item."
Ten minutes later, my phone rings, and it's the CEO of the company wanting to know why I only gave a 3* review, and if he "could work something out" so I would change it.
So I did. To 2*. And mentioned that they had tried to bribe me to improve the review.
I do wonder if he could just leave unhindered. I believe the UK were at one point on the record as having said "Mr Assange is free to leave at any time" or something similar.
So he leaves, gets driven to a private airport, and off he goes. And the UK will turn a blind eye because they don't really want him here either...
"The incident did not breach our corporate systems or infrastructure."
Many startups don't have "corporate systems or infrastructure" outside of AWS and GitHub. This isn't IBM with a huge worldwide network in their own data centres. So considering they got access to both, it suggests that they did...
This is very true, and shows when you look at Microsoft's insistence at keeping everything hanging around forever. Can you still run 16 bit Windows applications on Windows 10? If so, is that *really* helpful?
Apple have forced the death of floppy drives and optical drives, helped the introduction of USB (and the death of all the other ports) and moved everyone to 64-bit by default. In each case, there's been a good, managed and encouraged several year change over.
It's also why many businesses could not afford to use Apple products (aside from the cost differences) - businesses often happily keep their ancient systems rolling on with the minimum of upgrades and effort.
It also exemplifies that old Joel Spolsky thing of every check box is a decision someone wasn't bold enough to make. Microsoft are scared to turn off support because one person somewhere is still using it. Their settings menus are ever longer because one person uses that obscure option. Apple just make the decision and tell people to like it or lump it. Not always perfect, but much better at shuffling on the tech world.
Amazon and Ocado could work - Ocado see themselves as a technology company that just happens to sell groceries, and their systems are very clever and nicely set up to make picking and packing lots of orders as efficient as possible, and their customer service is top notch.
Seeing as Amazon these days are a technology company that happens to sell everything, sounds like a good fit! (And would compete with Sainsbury-Argos)
Oh. I was wondering why this place wasn't as fun any more. Now I find out it's deliberate.
I've been reading since 2001. When you used to do a few small articles a day, it was as much worth reading. I've always seen El Reg as the Private Eye of IT news. The plucky, funny and not-afraid little upstart.
Please don't lose this. Most of us who come here come because it's a different place to the other sites. You can't do serious news as well as they do (or haven't so far) so please don't try!
It's a technology from Sharp which uses a line addressable display, and some sort of memory solution that means it uses 15uA when static.
As for readability the original pebble, based on the same technology, is fully readable in bright sunlight and indeed this helps much like it does with eInk. So they must be doing something different/right.
Yep, pretty much. It is contactless because the loop pay thing emits a magnetic field strong enough for the traditional mag stripe reader to detect.
Now to me this means Samsung have bought a complete pup, based on a major hack of outdated technology. What an investment!
Actually, I think this all stems from old dumb phones. When we had an Ericsson with 4Mb of memory, that was what it had, and all the OS was in flash. Therefore people understandably expect the same behaviour today.
I suspect also when you had the old iPods the situation was the same, and if the OS did take up space on the disk it was 100Mb or so...
Oh, can't we just all get on? The Bletchley stuff is an important adjunct to the history of computing, and they should all work together to have it as one exhibition. Someone mentioned Duxford Airfield - they have a commercial aircraft collection and an Anglia regiment museum on the same site, all run by separate people, but all included in one admission* and one "museum".
Someone needs to bang some heads together down there and get it all happy as one site, one entrance fee, and one important memorial for British technology.
* They do charge you nominally to go on some of the airliners. That money goes to the charity that looks after that plane.
I agree that it could be considered jumping the gun somewhat, and that at the time it seemed a very silly move. But it's also fair to say that someone had to do it, and for Apple with their demographics (at the time) of education and content creators, who were either a) on a LAN or b) the files were bigger than 1.44Mb anyway, maybe they were the right ones to lead it.
My point was more that we are heading that way anyway, with more and more closed box PCs, and maybe this is a sensible solution that we'll come back in a few years and go "yes. Good move". If nothing else, a few of the big Apple accessory houses will build things for Thunderbolt, which will trickle down, and we'll all be using it at last.
There is at least now access to the accelerometer though.
I do agree that the lack of any official app store is a significant issue, seeing as the only ones out there seem to be overrun by the sort of crappy copy and paste jobs you got with Winamp themes back in the 90s.
This is exactly what the platform needed. All the fluff about supporting developers looked so flimsy given the poor quality of the v1 SDK.
Looking forward to finally making a useful app for it...
The problem with reg reviews all too often is that they are "I thought this product was this, it's not, so I'm going to moan about it for three pages".
Balanced, objective reviews please. Less benchmarks, we don't need a page of tables, just a paragraph (but always doing a battery life test if applicable), as there are sites out there that will do the benchmarks better than you can anyway.
Product photos are good, but not the ones from the manufacturer as we've seen them all already. If there's a special thing about a product, let's have a picture of it. If not, more shots of it on a white background from far away are pointless.
Obviously I expect a good deal of irreverence from El Reg, it's why I've been coming here for so long.
But please keep up the good work, I like your reviews on a whole, but the ever increasing minority are letting the side down.
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