Chile Forbids Carriers From Selling Network-Locked Phones
Here in the UK, the standard is for all phones to be supplied network-locked (unless you buy a SIM-free handset from a non-mainstream supplier). I believe that retailers are obliged to provide a non-locked handset if you specifically ask for one, but they typically get around that by not having them in stock - they rely on the facts that most people a) don't know they can get an non-locked device if they ask for it, or b) don't want to wait for a non-locked device to come into stock.
Making a Privacy Monitor From an Old LCD
HP are pretty good with this kind of information now, too (and not just for laptops). There's a wealth of information and videos in their 'Customer Self Repair' section online here: http://h20464.www2.hp.com/index.html
Incomplete PDF Redaction Leaks Data From UK MoD
making it possible for anyone to access the information simply by cutting-and-pasting.
Surely it's 'copying-and-pasting'?!
What Has Your Phone Survived?
....how much ice did you catch?
Future Blu-ray Movies To Come With Playable Game Demos
just about the only thing you can't do with a PS3 is use it as a DVR.
This might be true in the US, but in other regions the PlayTV hardware add-on enables you to do exactly that. PlayTV allows you to watch live free-to-air TV and HDTV through the PS3, and record those programs to the PS3's hard drive.
I bought the PlayTV add-on (I'm in the UK) as it was cheaper than buying a standalone DVR for free-to-air broadcasts, and have found it to be easier to use and far more reliable than the standalone alternatives available here
UK Copyright Group Tells Cinemas to Ban Laptops
That just means when you arrive at the theater, and the owner refuses you entrace, you can yell, "Congratulations dumb shit. You just lost $20 worth of sales," and walk away.
Businessmen hate losing money.
I think you'd be hard pushed to find too many cinemas in the UK where the owner is actually on site when you show up to watch a film - they're nearly all owned by the big chains these days unfortunately.
Also, we pay for things in Pounds Sterling in the UK.... for the time being, at least.
Sony Sued Over Bricked PS3s
Don't all new PS3 games check that you have a certain minimum firmware installed, and force you to update to that minimum before you can play the game? I.e. your current games may well work, but will newly released ones?
Nokia Launches Pay-By-Phone Service
This appears to be nothing like the Nokia service from TFA. All this is is a pre-pay credit card (of which there have been many available in the UK for a while now), which is only available to O2 customers and has the added function that they send you a text message when your balance changes. It does not let you pay for your stuff with your mobile, and it does not let you top it up using your mobile phone (although you can top it up at O2 shops and mobile phone 'Pay Points').
British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid
Don Foster said: "The Conservatives' incompetence when they were in government has made laws designed to ...protect children from harmful DVDs unenforceable"
I don't think a law passed in 1984 was designed for DVDs, considering they were still ten years from making an appearance at that time.
Nokia Unveils Its First Netbook
I've had no problems using VGA on several different HD TVs - you just need to set the resolution to the native resolution of the screen.
Encryption? What Encryption?
The same objection also applies to many other non-solutions to the problem, like using a Linux distro that encrypts your entire file system. Even assuming this would be within the technical means of the average person who wanted to do encryption, it's still going to look suspicious as long as the vast majority of people are not doing it
It's already within the means of the average person who wants to 'do encryption' - as part of the (very simple) install process for Ubuntu 9.04 it asks you if you want to install full file system encryption or not.
Ads Retroactively Added To Wipeout HD, Soon Others
Agreed, it wouldn't have surprised (or bothered) me in the slightest if track-side in-game ads had appeared in Wipeout HD, I kinda expected it as they already have advertising hoardings on the tracks, but slowing down the loading process is just out of order.
Ads Retroactively Added To Wipeout HD, Soon Others
I'm in the UK, played Wipeout HD with the 2.0.1 update and the Fury DLC last night, no ads there, although according to the Double Fusion press release from TFA it'll only be a matter of time unfortunately.
20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death
That link you posted isn't to the free openoffice.org, it appears to be some scam site trying to get people to pay to download openoffice.org
CentOS Administrator Reappears
of their website:
CentOS has numerous advantages over some of the other clone projects including....developers who are contactable and responsive
FOIA Documents Detail iPods Overheating, Catching Fire
- Prodigy: Fire Starter
Also from the same band:
- The Heat (The Energy)
- Fuel My Fire
- World's On Fire
- Take Me To The Hospital
As I have the entire Prodigy discography on my iPod I could be perceived to be in danger....
UK Police Raid Party After Seeing "All-Night" Tag On Facebook
Indeed, The Prodigy wrote the track Their Law in direct response to the passing of this law.
Microsoft Readies a Rival To Spotify
Last.fm haven't 'cut the UK off', in fact the UK is one of three countries (along with the US and Germany), where Last.fm is still available for free.
Linux Patch Clears the Air For Use of Microsoft's FAT Filesystem
The 4 GB file size limit can be a bit of a hassle at times.
Indeed, I fell foul of it at the weekend with my Playstation 3. The PS3's PlayTV hardware add-on lets you record digital TV broadcasts to the PS3 hard drive, and in turn allows you to copy these recordings to a USB stick for use wherever you like. This falls down when you record something over about 2 hours long as the file is then over 4GB, and the PS3 only supports USB drives formatted in FAT32.
One Year Later, "Dead" XP Still Going Strong
Your post indicates that you seem to have inadvertently logged in to Slashdot rather than Yahoo! Answers.
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