“Applications in England are down over 50% more than in any other part of the UK as a result of the government making it the most expensive country in the world in which to gain a public degree.”
via BBC News – UK university applications down as fees rise.
I can’t even be bothered to find the counter point, just Google “Average US College Fees” then convert it to UK £.
Here in lies RIMs’ problem – it repels talent.
Uhh [long pause] you know, Canada is the wrong direction for me my friend. It’s cold up there [laughs]
via The exit interview with Jon Rubinstein: ‘What we accomplished has been amazing’ | The Verge.
Apple, the computer giant whose sleek products have become a mainstay of modern life, is dealing with a public relations disaster and the threat of calls for a boycott of its iPhones and iPad.
via Apple hit by boycott call over worker abuses in China | Technology | The Observer.
Two Important things to note about this ‘bogus-ness’:
A) Foxconn make lots and lots of consumer electronics for practically every company on this earth. Xbox or PS3 yup that’s them.
B) Apple, has been extraordinarily transparent about its manufacturing record. But, rules and expectations do not translate from one country to another.
“If you add up all the workers who have died to build your iPhone or iPad, the number is shockingly high,” – Peter Cohan : Forbes
Finally, if your going to write sound-bites, at least have the decency to give the number or cite the source.
Children’s brains could be left damaged and they could suffer temporary ‘dementia’ by playing computer games, a leading scientist has warned.
via Computer games leave children with ‘dementia’ warns top neurologist | Mail Online.
I think it would be entirely appropriate to lose the “Leading” and “Scientist” from the article.
A “Leading Scientist” would be happy to publish papers in order to be peer-reviewed. Baroness Susan Greenfield as zero science behind this stupid claim. Lets make some wild claims to get funding and recognition for my current do-gooding project.
Thanks to a mob mentality of those who are ill-informed or just plain stupid. Forcing the RBS Chief to refuse his bonus has just written £320,000,000 (the loss is growing see) off the market cap of RBS.
That means this whole debacle has cost the taxpayer at least £262,400,000. Paying the bonus in the first place would have cost the tax payer nothing, the payment was coming out of profits.
And as for the idiots who think good money is being thrown after bad at RBS. RBS is owned by the taxpayer and not funded.
Well done to the Ed Millerband and the cronies.
The first rule of security, the mechanism for your security/encryption should be able to fall into enemy hands without compromising said security.
Several years after the theft of source code for several of its security products, Symantec has recommended that users of pcAnywhere, which allows users to remotely connect to another computer, disable the software until further notice.
via Symantec warns users to disable pcAnywhere in wake of source code theft | The Verge.
One measure announced was greater power for shareholders to block excessive pay or redundancy packages.
via BBC News – Government plans to curb executive pay announced.
The once great Vince Cable, sprouting some tosh. Thanks to the coordinated effort of the worlds’ central banks, dolling out effectively free money to anybody who asked. Large corporations/companies i.e those big enough to have shareholders, have been steadily buying back their shares.
So lets give more power to the shareholders… I think I can foresee a problem with this.