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If I wanted to read theregister.com.au then why would I be visiting theregister.co.uk? Geolocation is very counterproductive
Adding it should be easy
They can just copy-and-paste it.
Useful tablet computers
Tablets work best when you can write on them. Unfortunately at the moment the screen hardware on available tablets isn't up to scratch. And, like voice recognition, the software stack is unable to cope with the wide variety of divergent styles. The OCR have to work at greater than 99% efficiency, and the operating system must store and associate the raw input data on every level for when the OCR fails. We would still be using newton (successors) if these problems had been solved already.
When someone gets this right, will we even notice? The tablet niche is a toy at the moment, little better than a oversized iPod.
I have a much simpler 2 step system
1) On XP machine, delete itunes
2) Reduce Mac to molten slag
Opera Mini isn't a web browser
It's more like a terminal client for a web browsing service. It is more akin to WAP than the web, considering some stuff won't even load (like this very page, for instance!) and even the the pages that do work (admittedly the majority) sometimes have their URLs mismatched.
It's still useful however. Data isn't cheap.
I don't know what you are on about, but the Android Market can work over WiFi or any internet connection for that matter - it just needs to be on the list of models permitted to access the market.
As I understand it, Phorm identified you by your IP address, and sniffed from what must be the majority of your web traffic, maybe more, and was opt out: you would have to present a special cookie to stop the ads but probably not the sniffing.
Google's services are opt in: Google is not sniffing all your traffic, It can only keep records from google sites you have visited. If you reject cookies from google this information becomes difficult if not impossible to tie together if your IP is dynamic. Additionally, You can opt out of most google advertising by rejecting webpage scripting.
In short, being with a Phorm ISP would have been detrimental to your overall web service; the only way Google would effect your web service is if you actually use it . Sadly I suspect you cannot tell the difference google and the internet.
Don't count on it
As far as I can tell Jingle is peer to peer, at least on the desktop client. VoIP is just a add-on service that makes it more likely that you will be using using the email and XMPP-IM services that can have ads served to them.
The only "doing nothing but evil" is your misplaced paranoia. It should be redirected at some other, actual Googevil methings...
Only Apple would try to patent Sadism and Masochism!
Tab Bar still sucks
And I already have extensions to search my tabs. This seems like more pointless cruft that I don't need - My tree tab bar already can deal with hundreds of Tabs.
How are these applications dialing numbers in the first place? Surely a sensible phone OS would sandbox such hazardous behaviour!
This seems familar
I am reminded of the New Zealand legislation wiki. That got mysteriously shut down too after quite a few unorthodox revisions of the source material:
"For within these wikis was bound the strength and the will to govern each nation.
But they were, all of them, deceived; for another wiki was made. In the land of New Zealand, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Helen Clark forged, in secret, a master wiki.
And into this wiki she poured her cruelty, her malice and her will to dominate all life.
One wiki to rule them all.
One by one, the free lands of earth fell to the power of the internet."
Thom Your is Big Brother???!
B B B B
why hold it at all?
If you hold it in your hand then there is a slight chance that people might not see you have an iphone
"What do you mean, you collected some of my personal infomation??! I was only shouting it onto the street, it's your fau/t for listening!!!!!!"
Windows tablets didn't fail due to being underspec'd
They failed because most tablets had crap sensors that couldn't be justified with their increased cost.
Also you would think they wpuld include a capacitive stylus or something. Tablets are supppsed to be. for handwriting.
Oh but Foxit has security problems of it's own
Despite being a magnitude lighter and less complicated than Acrobat Reader, Foxit has had some quite serious vulnerabilities. For example, Foxit would execute arbitrary shell commands embedded in a pdf automaticly without any prompt or permission. This "feature" has since been mitigated but one wonders what other vulnerabilities lurk inside...
Do you trust Apple? or your carrier? your ISP? your handset manufacturer? the government? what about your neighbours?
How do you know what they are sending back and storing, and why are you not boycotting them all also?
If Google's collection of information about you was a real concern I doubt you would use the internet to make this post!
For every SenseUI quality UI there are at least 3 times the number of Touchwiz abominations. I don't think these overlays are going to be missed much.
Turkey is leading the way
The target of this censorship is videos ridiculing Turkeys secular nationalist cult, so yeah, Turkey is struggling against suffocating theoacracy in favour of good old smothering Anglo-style fascism. But is it with the help or against that *Criminal* Court of Peace? Who knows, perhaps something was lost in translation.
The large twit
IIRC the guy who made the "small people" comment is Swedish.
Fucking ducks man
...are our three weapons!
Surprise and fear and internet search logs and a almost fanatical dedication to the President of the European Council
So iPads allowed apps to clandestinely collect and send information about their location and whatever, and now they can't because Apple couldn't keep their internal development private. Can someone explain how I am supposed to trust Apple devices with my private infomation when their entire security effort seems to consist only as a policy document?
Sent from my Android
Don't think this could happen
The pope is the absolute sovereign of a independent state, do you honestly think he is going to extradite himself? And what exactly would that accomplish?
With these massive profits apple shareholders must be looking forward to a huge dividend eh?
Why bother installing?
Half of these applications don't need to be installed, they can be used portably. see http://www.portableapps.com
We Await Silent Tristero's Empire
Probably not collusion
Don't confuse collusion with incompetence.
vBulletin seems to bring out the worst in admins, this seems to be no exception.
A bold maneuver
Next they should try and make rape illegal
...Is the fakest of wounds, necrosis is nonexistant glorious peoples republic
But does it fix the textarea bug?
being able to delete what I have written with impunity would be nice....
A computer with a soul = bad computer
Since when have computers meant to unstable and incorporeal, temperamental and prone to superstitions?
I sincerely hope I can buy my next computer from someone who defines their business model on things that are well defined and observable rather than the First Church of Glide.
I bet the dynamic range is poor at 100db
The speaker quality of mobile phones is getting worse and worse these days.
Conceived in a Pub?
It seems unlikely....
I'm going to patent software patents!
but I better watch out for the troll who patents software patent patents
that underhanded bastard...
oh, those crazy Jordanians
Could we make a robot that denies the holocaust
No! I must kill the demons
The radio said "No, John. You are the demons"
And then John was a zombie.
Outlaw the Earth
only way to be sure
We begin bombing in five minutes.
So what of Scot Pegg...
who say there will even bet Scots in the 24th century? iirc this particular future seems to be crushed under the boot of a socialist America culture.
Reactionaries for life
I was hating change.gov before it was cool
the webpage looks like it's on a blackboard on a pile of papers! how endearing! how 1998! these folks defiantly have my vote!
Well I guess it's back to Minitel for them
down with the bourgeois interweb
The oggvorbis "Podcast" gave me MONO!
In Stalinist Korea
Photoshop Strokes You!
Well at least SOMEONE knows their policies now....