... who delayed Office for iOS in the first place?
1290 posts • joined 8 Sep 2011
It may not be a single issue event - temperature change that is - and it may have varied consequence.
Gas releases on land and in sea
Preserved viral thingies and bugs or variants of viral things that might like human hosts
Then there are sea level issues
Crops and environment issues
Apparently someone earned over a million spondoolies by an email to a UK educational establishments (they used to be schools but nowadays ... )
So long as the message appears believable it seems to work?
Sweden > Switzerland via EU servers
Sweden > Uncle Sam > Switzerland with data sniffing and NSA compliance looks at least a little bit dodgy n'est pas?
Even if the EU server route data sniffed at least citizens would have recourse to action.
With Uncle Sam?
Remember: no taxation without representation?
no data slurping without representation should be new dilemma?
EU: yeh we want an EU only limited network under principle that all electronic transactions (yes, including credit cards :-) ) to and fro in EU must remain in EU.
and a second principle that a nation must communicate directly to another nation. So no bouncing to USA for stuff going from UK to France or UK to New Zealand.
USA: but we want blah-blah-de-blah
EU: how much are you prepared to pay to get what you want? Enough to reduce EU taxes to single figure levels?
Or a WiFi or BT linked earphone and mouthpiece so person can take n make mobile calls using any size tablet (ARM are u listening? I bet Intel are :-) )
So, there you go, tablet becomes base station devices become tethered to base station using WiFi BT or wire.
Suitable for next years markets and marketing dudes?
(Its a good job I've got IP on those?)
Internet of Things or Connectivity?
Maybe a better way would be to allow tablets to tether in useful ways to, say, bar code scanner.
The big tablet is on trolley affair BT'd or WiFi'd to small device to (a) protect big device and (b) allow small device (less expensive) to be placed in "at risk use"
You know just like how HP 2210 used to do things :-| (embarrassed smirk?)
(You earthlings always get so very close to a great working solution and zap it into non-connerce?)
Is there a "due diligence" argument that would form a reasonable basis for the existence of these websites?
Essential criteria would need to have something along lines of "justified cause" otherwise pecuniary advantage might become the single motivator?
The saddest part is that David & Goliath battles still seem essential and necessary for common good even in 21st century?
1 - remember network navigator used to charge $10 (I think) until MS introduced IE - for free
(MS knows how to capture market share)
2 - Apple's client group sort of trusts Apple and puts up with its products?
3 - MS client group wonder what all the hype is about only to be disappointed (again)?
That is the point you see - cannot depend upon them one bit.
Now underlings, wage slaves und untermenschen are far more reliable and are considerably less expensive to use, run and maintain. And one has legal protections too.
No, until the costs and performance of robot butlers is at least 10% that of wage slaved robots I would rather stick with the humans ones we have at the moment,
yours delightfully (and definitely not robotically)
Lord Tywin of the 7 whatevers
Do you think the people of Cuba might want some security from US aggression.
Maybe Russia, or China, or ... can send a few missiles there with its own non-Cuban missile management team?
Add a submarine, a cruiser, radar snooping ship and a relatively modern flat-top nearby with drone facilities (you know just like what US is putting around Ukraine).
It would sort of balance things out reasonably no?
It's been done before has it?
Oh I see - quick! Edit out the above!
User: Cortana make me an appointment at the doctors.
Cortana: You did not say please.
User: Please make me an appointment at the doctors.
sulky silence from Cortana.....
User: Cortana please make me an appointment at the doctors
Cortana: Your tone and pitch are offensive.
Cortana: perform a U turn when possible
Didn't Russia manage to get Siberia online quicker and more cost effectively?
ps: about 10 years ago it would take about 6 weeks of waiting to get a BT engineer in to connect a phoneline (one that already existed but was disconnected).
About 2 years before that you could double the waiting time.
ntl started and said things like "Would next Saturday be okay?"
That was the lived through experiential existential state of affairs - trouble is younger ones might not appreciate how widespread that practicalities of nationalised services were compared to the theoretical benefits that mainly remained theoretical. Then there are salary, leave arrangements and pensions to consider?
They have got it all wrong no?
What they should do (guvmints that is) is set up an auction and get every interested and prospective service provider (telcos) to bid for the no roaming charges doo-dah-thingymabob.
That way they can make the no roamin charges model far, far, far more expensive than the roaming charge model, get more money in as taxes, get more money in under the auction charges to telcos, and get the end user to pay more.
There! That is how it is usually done innit under Sgt Bilko model?
... outbreak in West
Tell you what.
Why don't we find a nice nation full of potential with lots of nuclear waste knocking about.
Make sure it borders Russia directly and polarise national, local and world opinion about how great we are and how important democracy is while we snatch at their natural resources, human resources and grants for new infrastructure stuff just like we did in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, ...
But what about Chernobyl, nuclear waste, Russian supremacy, assassination of nationalist rightwing leader by the nations police?
Can it be that in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king?
Assuming W8 is a disaster zone and some removed features are worth putting back in again shoorli MS is allowed to do that?
Yes, I know - I can hear, see and feel your passion in posts some along lines of "Why did they do that? Didn't they know? and ... "
But MS (like most ventures if not all (including NSA, GCHQ, 5-eyes, ... )) are led by humans and we are indeniably fallible?
What MS should take from this is that while its operating systems or products do not seem to be greatly supported the passion about them is?
Whilst BT claims it is making further concessions, this is not impacting on rural communities
Yes, this is unintended consequence on part of politicos and intended consequence on part of incumbents (well in the UK for sure that is, can't say 'bout US of A or elsewhere).
For why? Did I hear you ask?
THe multitude of sins by omission or commission or neglect by an once monopoly governanced into a low company under "privatisation" initiatives has a lot to protect and probably a lot to hide. Not for the sake of the authority-monopoly thingy but for the sake of its incumbents of the times.
Example: Local council cost savings. The first traunch of cuts probably aimed at retaining frontline services as a priority. The trouble is that if second traunch of cuts aim at retaining frontline services as a priority the public might be inclined to ask something like:
Hey dood! How did you manage all those cuts of 144 gazillion and still retain frontline and essential services better than before? Huh, huh?
But CEOs are CEOs and know that in order to save face over mismanagement of resources the second traunch must, absolutely and above all contain loss of essential and frontline services.
Besides, there is an election soon?
I'd guess most organisations don't really have a clue about how things like email are handled within their organisation. Certainly quite a few CEOs or equivalent rank were surprised to find out that even the scale 5 jobber allocated to email server could access the boss's emails whenever and whatever.
So good things for the cloud:
1 - hammering out SLAs could make senior staff aware of the SLAs needed internally within the organisation
2 - competing on data integrity and storage resilience is good (it is either inhouse or sh*thouse at the moment turning that into inhouse, shi*house or outsource is not a bad idea (see awareness comment in  above))
3 - competing with mechanical failures, new technologies, better and swifter ways to do things actually opens up the market to competition? Inhouse, Provider A, Provider B, ... , Provider Z who is the best and why?
4 - potential to further outsource. For example accounts, accounting practices, data analysis as a professional service (what does your data say and what does it indicate about how to optimise from the variables stored as part of a look-it-up database?)
The NSA spoof by El Reg is actually not a bad idea at all (has someone sent in a business plan to NSA or Obama? The nation is skint and could do with a bit more readies - EU isn't good enough - they only want stuff that armed forces can get involved in (purile/sterile politicos?))
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