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Forum: Article Discussion 7th Mar 2011, 19:11
Replies: 69
Views: 3,561
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I think the publishers are missing a point here...

I think the publishers are missing a point here that if there is no real storage costs to keeping ebooks then libraries no matter how small will all be able to stock more ebooks than regular printed...
Forum: Article Discussion 31st Aug 2010, 23:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By tank_rider
All this coming from a guy who made his millions...

All this coming from a guy who made his millions by stealing another companies idea! I guess that's why he patented every idea he had!
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Aug 2010, 16:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By tank_rider
"Toshiba is aiming this latest range at...

"Toshiba is aiming this latest range at manufacturers of printers and photocopiers that feature in-built storage devices in order to prevent cached documents from being leaked when leased systems are...
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Aug 2010, 16:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,240
Posted By tank_rider
I'd definitely buy a low powered, 7" screen,...

I'd definitely buy a low powered, 7" screen, cheap tablet, so long as it has a decent browser and mail client. Something sub 100 that can be used around the house and in wifi areas. So long as the...
Forum: Article Discussion 30th Jul 2010, 23:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By tank_rider
No as unless Nvidia has a patent based on it, it...

No as unless Nvidia has a patent based on it, it would basically be prior art which would negate the Rambus patent rather than allow Nvidia to sue Rambus.
Forum: Article Discussion 2nd Jun 2010, 18:44
Replies: 66
Views: 3,497
Posted By tank_rider
Roll on hackers all over the world turning their...

Roll on hackers all over the world turning their attention to mac OSX, should be interesting to see how long it takes for it to roll over and get blown apart. All those smug mac users who don't run...
Forum: Article Discussion 1st Jun 2010, 21:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By tank_rider
More energy efficiency is always welcome. ...

More energy efficiency is always welcome. Especially as this will negate another power converter and use the relatively efficient pc power supply rather than a power brick.
Forum: Article Discussion 25th May 2010, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By tank_rider
Excellent news, although I guess the price will...

Excellent news, although I guess the price will be a step up from the current i range of mobile cpu's that I'm currently looking at. Would be nice to get a netbook size device based on one of these,...
Forum: Article Discussion 18th May 2010, 21:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By tank_rider
As others have said, I'm awaiting a proper set of...

As others have said, I'm awaiting a proper set of testing (basically a bit-tech review :) ) and some proper battery life and pricing figures. May well be tempted though if it can run flash sites...
Forum: Article Discussion 17th May 2010, 10:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
Posted By tank_rider
Oh look, more amd cpu's and platforms using 5...

Oh look, more amd cpu's and platforms using 5 year old architecture. Come on AMD get some real work done and give intel a real run for it's money!
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Apr 2010, 20:42
Replies: 152
Views: 8,010
Posted By tank_rider
It took me a few seconds to adjust to the new...

It took me a few seconds to adjust to the new layout but generally I think it's a good step, I'd found that if I didn't visit the site every other day then I'd miss content that had moved off the...
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Apr 2010, 04:59
Replies: 80
Views: 3,212
Posted By tank_rider
If you coun't the BBC micro as a PC then Chuckie...

If you coun't the BBC micro as a PC then Chuckie Egg has to be up there

http://www.repton3.co.uk/chuckieegg.aspx
Forum: Article Discussion 31st Mar 2010, 12:54
Replies: 50
Views: 2,294
Posted By tank_rider
This is why I read Bit-Tech over other places,...

This is why I read Bit-Tech over other places, you guys really care that the info you are providing is correct and holds water :) Good work guys.
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Mar 2010, 16:44
Replies: 50
Views: 2,206
Posted By tank_rider
Looking forward to a review of this. Would be a...

Looking forward to a review of this. Would be a nice new boot drive to compliment win 7 that I've just loaded on. It's the right time too as I've not got many apps etc installed onto the fresh win...
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Mar 2010, 16:40
Replies: 79
Views: 5,408
Posted By tank_rider
Looks like you need to be updating the cpu test...

Looks like you need to be updating the cpu test sytem to an SSD to fully show off the differences in performance for the IO intensive tasks as the disk access now looks like it's getting to be the...
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Feb 2010, 11:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,615
Posted By tank_rider
Another good value cooler from Akasa, they seem...

Another good value cooler from Akasa, they seem to have things pretty well sorted in the tower cpu cooler field! Might have to invest in one of these myself to replace an old akasa 965 :)
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Feb 2010, 12:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By tank_rider
If the defence can prove the idea existed before...

If the defence can prove the idea existed before the patent was granted then it invalidates the patent. Looks like it will be down to precise wording which is why the whole patent process takes so...
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Feb 2010, 12:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By tank_rider
Any idea which technicality of the privacy law...

Any idea which technicality of the privacy law was used to prosecute them?

I can't believe a jury would come to any such conclusion when considering all the implications.

I'd love to see google...
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Feb 2010, 18:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By tank_rider
Read the article, not just the heading, all the...

Read the article, not just the heading, all the details are in the 200 or so words!

pendragon is write, there was a time when Xerox didn't patent their developments and as such missed out on...
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Feb 2010, 17:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By tank_rider
Hardly a patent troll, most patents come from...

Hardly a patent troll, most patents come from actual products developed and available in the market. Document solution is essentially the easiest way to sum up the business, in terms of anything...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Feb 2010, 11:58
Replies: 64
Views: 3,013
Posted By tank_rider
The only thing stopping me applying is a complete...

The only thing stopping me applying is a complete lack of renumeration details........... any chance of a ball park figure?
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Feb 2010, 13:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By tank_rider
The problem is the first thing people do on...

The problem is the first thing people do on printouts in meetings is either doodle or write notes on it! Both of which render the 2.15 sheet useless. Unless of course you can use special pens to...
Forum: Article Discussion 1st Dec 2009, 14:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By tank_rider
I'm sure if when SD cards were designed you asked...

I'm sure if when SD cards were designed you asked the public whether the 2GB limit would ever be needed people laughed. I would say it's better to be future proof. I guess SDHC was supposed to...
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Nov 2009, 14:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By tank_rider
If people even followed the instructions properly...

If people even followed the instructions properly they would be covered! I guess it's a case of things that need doing once you have "finished" the jailbreak which people ignore.
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Nov 2009, 16:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By tank_rider
This is just the usual thing that you can make...

This is just the usual thing that you can make statistics say whatever you want. Were their figures just from those people who has stumped out for extra warranty with the company? If so that more...
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