1309 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2007 15:49 GMT
Re: I've had mine since Friday
I gave up waiting for industry to get there battery technology sorted out and went and bought a mini-gorilla (Powertraveller). Covers pretty much all of our devices in the house now including the laptops!
Re: Speaking as a father (of 1) grandfather (of 1) and Uncle (of 9) ...
I completely agree with the license to breed, as long as it can be revoked at a moments notice.
Re: Woah there
You'd better sort it out then Lester, even the Silverback Gorilla at Longleat had a flatscreen TV and Sky subscription (although I think he passed away last year so not sure if they left in there for the next occupants).
I 2nd it
I like this, it's about time we tried to redress the balance of flippin cat videos on the interwebs.
Re: Four sprung duck technique
DRM indeed, this really all boils down to a marketing exercise so that Adobe can change it's pricing/licensing model. I even expect as others have mentioned that the 'phone home' task will still be performed every 30 days with another 30 days grace if no net connection is available as it is now. The marketing surrounding this though is setting the expectations for the customer, smaller more manageable reoccurring cost to use but you must make sure you connect to the net a bare minimum of every 60 days seems to be the general gist of their campaign.
It might be in part due to the fact that PS is quite widely pirated that Adobe have thought that by increasing revenue they can offset the cost of the Piracy whilst still sticking with the same DRM model. And as every SMB will state the original suite licensing cost was largely prohibitive as it was an upfront cost which also put people off the upgrade cycle even with the previous suite discounts available (understandably so).
By the way I'm not trying to defend Adobe's move as I will more than likely stick with my licensed copy of CS6 for a number of years to come, I think it's got enough for my needs that even when they withdraw support it will still be useful to me but then this is the sort of attitude Adobe is trying to defeat.
This area of software definitely needs some serious competition and no GIMP isn't serious competition.
Re: Four sprung duck technique
From what I've read the internet connection will only be required to 'phone home' to check licensing, even though they are saying it's moving to the cloud in reality, from what I can tell so far, is that you still download and install the software to your machine it's just managed and licensed through a cloud system. It's a bid to up revenues, create more lock-in and add more barriers to defeat piracy.
Re: The fact that
Shouldn't that be the iEyePhone, so still pirate or popeye related ;-) (obviously this wink serves the traditional purpose and also acts as a small pun).
Not a big deal in the UK...
... seeing as we are being filmed by CCTV on an almost constant basis.
Re: Screw the iWatch
If Breitling made one, I'd mortgage the house, wife and my son and get a few loans to buy one.
Generally my Google Now recognises my normal pronunciation as long as I speak clearly, it does unfortunately stumble and always completely fail when I want to call my wife, it refuses to recognise her name, jealous much (no I don't sleep with my phone).
Re: "will need to expand deeper"
It's all about risk, market share at the low-end with loss making handsets should only be for a short time period before the drug dealer pushing hard drugs methodology kicks in, get'em hooked on the cheap/free in the hope that they will move onto the harder stuff through addiction (high end more profitable phones). It's either that or you make sure your high end products have enough of a margin to offset the low-end products losses. Either way it's always a gamble, sometimes you need to take a punt though.
Re: iPhone 5 still leading the market.
You phrased that incorrectly, Samsung is outselling Apple, it just so happens that Samsung's flagship OS is Android.
Android as an OS was well on it's way to market saturation before Samsung kicked up a gear due to the amount of manufacturers selling various amounts of handsets at different price points, that was always the key ingredient to it's market share success. Samsung has just helped hammer that last nail in Apple's coffin (unless they start doing some amazing innovation with their handsets that helps them claw back some market share).
Re: Stop Press
Blimey, that's a lot of replies, I take it Friday was a slow day for everyone else as well ;-)
I just heard the Sun will be disappearing later today and that it will go a bit dark for everyone.
Re: This is not rocket science...!
Whether it's the paid version or free version both products will still be using the same definition database.
Re: history again...
On that basis, so's a large chunk of the population.
Oh my god, the smell!
Sorry Jasper, nothing to do with your skill but because of the amount of quotes used from various believers in the article I thought I'd landed in a field full of diarrhoetic (sp?) cows.
Presumably the gov.uk team are still giving themselves a hefty pat on the back (excuse the pun).
@ Bill the Sys Admin
I agree, I did a year of fornicating and drinking and eventually got bored of that and dropped out of university. I then went back to FE and HE and got some relevant qualifications for my trade.
You've saved me the effort of installing it to see if it's any different to Flipboard.
Well done to the lad for milking stupid corporate directors by selling them a run of the mill app.
Re: You're mixing up your Koreas
An iPhone would be a symbol of western decadence, so he'd never purchase one of those and if he did he wouldn't show it in public.
Re: What about forums on news related web sites?
Sadly it was always going to be a minefield, how else can we keep solicitors employed when we're not quite as litigious as the US. Also probably doesn't help that a few lawyers are well and truly embedded in our political system one way or another and help to influence these things (sorry hadn't used my tinfoil hat for awhile and it needed dusting off).
I'm a loyal customer of some brands so when I see they appear as a paid result, I click on the Ad so that they get value for money with their advertising... I really must go, I took a knock to the head earlier and it's made me feel a bit odd.
Mine's the Gingham dress with Mr. Fibble in the pocket.
For my sins I downloaded all the Death's Head series from torrent only because I have them all in physical form already (although they are now all sealed away, snug from the world in sleeves) but at least I can read them whenever I want now.
... the first error was the PFY and this one is the BOFH.
Give me my coat quick before someone lumbers out of the halon mist brandishing a cattle prod.
Re: With a bit of CGI...
I don't know when she made that remark but if it was about the time she was filming then being off her head on copious amounts of coke could have also been a reason her relationships didn't work out.
Just to clarify I don't work for Sky
I'm a Sky subscriber for my sins as it's the cheapest, reliable unlimited I can get at the moment.
You can use your own router, there is plenty of info on the various forums to get it done as well.
Sky have been moving all their subscribers over to fixed IP addresses it's part of the their network reorganisation, I was transferred over to the new system a few months ago, me and 3rd line support have been tweaking my speed for the last 3 weeks to get the maximum out of the line until BT lay fibre down our road (sometime next year I've been told). Once you get past the monkeys in the outsourced CS team and onto the Scottish tech support, life gets considerably easier.
That's my experience so far anyway.
Recommendations for Bluetooth In-ear headphones
As the title says really.
I'm after some in-ear Bluetooth headphones that are sturdy enough to withstand a gym session (e.g. running, sweating etc.). Anyone using any that they swear by?
Not looking to break the bank either so anything on or near the 50 squid mark is ideal.
I've had a look around but just thought I'd ask here first being a bunch of fairly like minded souls.
Re: Can I nominate ...
As long as we can ask Anon to hack the guidance system and redirect it to the sun.
Re: Sideshow Bob.. @frank ly
Me too and I still fall off my seat laughing, I think it's the point when any usual gag would have stopped but they carry on just that little bit longer.
Re: Android, for any military is a MUST
Presumably one of them will be to lock out the App stores and supply their own?
Nail on the head...
... with this article, I think it sums up what most mobile tariff/industry folk are thinking, me included.
Re: boyf ??
It's Friday, all at El Reg are probably kicking the door of the pub in and left the work experience yoof to write the articles up.
Re: No brakes?
Perfectly safe if your intention is to flip the car into your police escort.
Re: think bigger
Samsung's high end SMART range have this already. Who did it first I don't know.
Re: The make and model of phone in the Sri Lankan rectomobe case is unknown
Hardly, the phone is up his rectum, the call quality will be anything but good.
You are all doing it
You are all using the internet and you are all talking about Bittorrent, so that must mean you are all looking at porn and doing illegal downloads.
Make it easy and hand yourselves in. And don't even think about cursing the law or we'll arrest you for thought crimes as well.
Re: It's this bit that worries me the most:
I think it's a 50:50 split, there are those that have the intelligence to play the game for when they move jobs but there are also those that simply are useless and out of their depth when they are given these tasks, the reality being is that they can't turn the task down because there is no-one else around that can do it either, generally a complete lack of skills across the whole department. I know of the latter as I have met and worked with some of them (most of the time you could've describe my state as despair).
Re: It's this bit that worries me the most:
I would love to rip your post to pieces Tom 7, but instead I'm crying into my coffee as it is so unbelievably true, it's heart breaking that these sort of people are in charge of spending our tax money. Incompetent isn't a word they are familiar with.
Is it really that much of a surprise that the younger age group is the one that drifts off, that is the age group that flips between trends the most. The older age group are less susceptible to trend shifting shirley?
Re: Dear USA: You make your laws; we'll make ours.
Lack of software and films would easily be plugged by EU's home grown industry and they can easily do a better job with films the UK has a proven track record in films already and software houses would spring up all over the place not just that wonky silicon roundabout.
Re: Kim Jong Un
Perhaps they are trying a subtle message, the phone will have Google's OS on no doubt and Google's motto is basically 'do no evil'.... oh hang on a sec.... perhaps it's not a good idea after all.
Re: Time is short it seems...
They could innovate and produce something better, then they wouldn't have to worry about hanging onto Market share with legal shenanigans.
If there was an icon it would be a bleedin' obvious one.
Could be worse...
... they could develop opposable thumbs
(he says while crouched near his cat flap with a super soaker, ready to unleash hell on the neighbourhood cat who thinks he's Alpha).