207 posts • joined Thursday 13th December 2007 17:04 GMT
Opera on the Blade
>(It was originally an Orange San Francisco Mk1. Now it thinks it's a Jelly Bean ZTE Blade.)
Recently upgraded from my Blade (what an amazing little phone) to a Huawei G510.
I'd installed this when it was in beta (and therefore could sit alongside Opera Mobile). It worked, and speed was iffy but fine. The issue I had though was that it needed to sweep away about 6 of my biggest apps in order to fit. So yea, stick with Opera Mobile. You'll be better off in every respect.
That said, being a Blade owner, I know how much you'll be used to running the latest and greatest, and being amazed that you can!
My first phone!
Re: marketing crap
"better then there marketing department"
If you're going to be a Grammar Nazi (which I wholeheartedly approve of) at least finish the job.
I'll leave it as an exercise to you to find the other error.
WHATWG has determined that HTML5 is more "mature than any specification to date" and that it's senseless to keep calling it a draft. "The WHATWG HTML spec can now be considered a 'living standard'," said Googler Ian Hickson. WHATWG is also dropping the "5" from the spec and just calling it HTML.
Ian Hickson's stupidity and lack of foresight never fails to amaze me. He wants to release HTML5^W as a standard when it's untested and non-finalised. He bitches about the W3C's glacial pace, but it was there for a reason - not to get $CoolNewFeature out the door asap. It's arguably the world's most important format - it needs some planning and extended testing, not to mention futureproofness. Argh, why did they scrap XHTML
Google evil etc etc
"After all, if you know a user's location, it becomes that much easier to target ads."
Zomg NO! They're using their BUSINESS STRATEGY to bring us products for FREE but with ever more relevant ads?!?!
Quick, I wantz too get off teh internetz!
Google Instant on Opera
You can easily change the User Agent (right-click > Edit Site Prefs > Network > Identify as Firefox). But I found some problems with clicking back after going to a result.
That said, Google do have a habit of ignoring Opera (can you blame them?)
"The balance is always what is the most valuable use of the time/resources."
I think you misinterpreted the question. I suspect he was asking the same question as I was when I saw it.
Surely the "boring" reasons aren't boring to people who already go out of their way to understand these things? Not to say that you should add them to old articles, but that we want to to know why - curiosity etc etc.
We demand to know what the boring reasons are!
Erm, like this?
Not in a job where you're required to use your initiative then
If you think Gmail and Outlook are the only places where you can put text just a copy/paste away from its destination, then you might want to rethink your career. And play less patience.
Privacy v Features
So Google makes a browser crafted around the method of information discover they understand the most. Don't like it? don't use it.
Someone should point MS in the direction of Iron
Spot the Opera branding on the ballot screen
Where on the ballot screen does it give Opera any more importance than FF, Chrome or even IE? Nowhere - so the ballot screen is unbiased. Please don't tell me you want that to go away.
Image is everything
for you at least.
"if you're reasonably off, technichally able and you're NOT using an iPhone or a Blackberry, you're seen as a nerd, freak, Apple refusnik and/or friendless loser."
"The only demographic who MIGHT identify you as a fashion victim"
So, erm. If you don't have one you should get one, in order to fit with fashion? That makes you quite the fashion victim. Fail to you
OGG = nonstandard?
"FF has a nonstandard ogg version that's about as much use as a chocolate teapot"
Oh an open standard? Like HTML itself? One that won't have the lawyers knocking on the door in five years' time? Yea I'll take ogg thanks.
Not that I intend to succumb to the joke that is HTML5 any time soon...
Where's Ubuntu, and the Flash combinations?
I think everyone's forgotten
Firefox *can't* ship with H264 if it wants to remain an open source effort
Good on them
Hopefully with Firefox having the market share it does it'll have the power to stick up 2 fingers at YouTube/Google and then the subsequent pressure to make content deliverers switch. With Chrome supporting both codecs (and Chromium only ogg) Safari is the only reason to go with H.264. And if Google Docs are happy to not support Opera then YouTube can not support Safari.
On the larger issue that, as mentioned above, "HTML5 fails to unify the web as it was meant to", perhaps this is why the W3C moves at a glacial pace, as the WHATWG originally bitched about. When the decisions you make affect arguably the most important communications medium of our generation, things take time to work out, and to ensure that you dont fuck up the web. Maybe the WHATWG should've thought that before trying to fragment the W3C.
Anyone who comes near me is going to get hurt
You use Ubuntu? Then you'll be equally annoyed at being called a Freetard then?
Get over it, I have
So to change station you turn it round
so they expect to sell any of these?
"covers up a publicly listed company whose only goal is to make as much money as possible for its shareholders."
Zomg a company that exists to make money!
Yes, ads on street view are annoying. Yes it explains why they went to the expense of setting it all up. But evil? Because they serve ads to finance their free service? Hell, these ads could be *useful*.
Getting quite sick of the Google hate on El Reg
"such as someone else actually using it and diverting your revenue stream away from the ad machine. Cunning."
That would be the same "someone else" that also has all the Google goodness preinstalled, leading ad revenue to Google perhaps?
Someone lock this guy up
everyone's out to get him!
Seriously, don't you think if there's a need for control over data, the market will provide it? Your comments about being locked in come down to how businesses assess their options. If they fail to go with open standards - whatever that will mean in 2015 - then they deserve all they get.
Calm down for god sake...
You have to admit, it's lost its "oooh shiny" factor
I want context
I find it incredibly convenient that CNBC narrates over the 10 seconds before the "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know..." bit. Where's the context?
If he's talking about secrets from your wife/family/friend then you're right.
If on the other hand he's talking about the government, they couldn't give a toss that you like whips and chains/are having an affair/think your boss is a wanker
End this sensationalist crap and give us some context!
Makes me glad
I bought my new android-based T Mobile Pulse
Some people still use CRT displays, y'know...
Ah, so I'm not the only one skipping the farce that is LCD then
Roll on OLED
"At the top we have the real-time tweets coming in. Beneath that we have the top articles on a particular keyword. Beneath each article we pull in the most reputable tweets about that article. We calculate the reputation on how often people tweet, how often they're tweeting spam, how often they're re-tweeted."
"not invented by Microsoft yet part of the W3C's HTML 5: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)"
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when did SVG become part of HTML5?
SVG = XML image format
HTML != XML
They killed the idea of images and the markup being integrated when they stupidly decided to kill XHTML
On another note, SVG competes with Silverlight too much for them to implement it. Bastards.
Linux = a kernel
Ubuntu - ships Linux, so is an OS
Fedora - ships Linux, so is an OS
Chrome OS = ships Linux, so is an OS
Chrome OS is no different except the fact that it has less/different parts between the kernel and the browser. It still runs in its own right, so it's an OS