43 posts • joined Thursday 6th March 2008 23:00 GMT
IT'S OFFICIAL: APPLE WILL REVEAL 'A LITTLE MORE' ON OCTOBER 23
So, come on let’s have a look at it,
come along now let’s have a sniff of it,
come along now let’s have a little bit,
come along now let’s have a little bit,
come along now let’s have a little bit more.
Paris: because recursion inspired innovation rules!
WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST LOVE EACH OTHER?!
An example of Bistro mathematics perhaps? Invented by Douglas Adams to traverse the universe faster than anything else before, it might explain how the Reg lunch party ended up paying the bill in Spain...?
The fickle dictats of fashion
Where digital cameras are concerned, the number of mega pixels isn't as important as you might think. A 10mp camera might sound fantastic, but depending on the optical chip used, the image quality could be worse than a 5mp camera. The ability to deal with low light levels is very important; I had a Nokia 5800 with a dual LED flash that resulted in grainier, lower quality images than my current Samsung Galaxy S without a flash.
I recall reading in the tech press and various reviews that the iPhone cameras have never been regarded as having a particularly high quality image output, so 8mp versus another manufacturer's 5mp offering might not be indicative of anything other than a perceived improvement.
As for video, watching Venture Brothers whilst on the train has been a welcome diversion! If only battery technology could keep up the pace :o(
Paris - because style matters, dangit!!
Lies, damn lies and statistics
"Ten million is an impressive number, though some way off the iPhone's 75 million or so."
Is this a case of comparing apples with oranges, or rather holding up an entire product history of one product line against a single model? It's unclear whether that's 75 million iPhone 4's or every iPhone since the very first Jobsian conception?
Paris, because this house may be made of wax...
As a customer for 3 and a half years I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered a good package and a free upgrade to a shiny new smartphone, especially the 3GB limit which I was assured 'isn't billed for if you go over'. Signed up to it at then end of last year and am still waiting for the 'phone to be delivered!! This latest news from the provinces is not welcome >:o(
Now might be time to jump ship me hearties...
Paris - for the shame of it all.
"What a heroically in-depth and informative article, the end-result is simply breathtaking!"
...is how I wouldn't describe this piece. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the cold that is ravaging my corporeal being and robbing me of the gifts of taste and smell, but I'm not sated. It's not Friday afternoon either :o(
The Dream of LaserDisc
LaserDisc was amazing at the time it came out. I was seriously considering buying one, but just as I could afford it DVD's came out and the rest is history...
(Now I'm on Blu-Ray - the last of the hard copy formats, perhaps?)
Imagine my disappointment...
...when I click on a link entitled 'PARIS unveils impressive box', only to find Paris Hilton is nowhere to be seen!
Still, an article on a wooden box seems a fitting epitaph for Paris' film career so far. In more ways than one.
Paris, for the shame of it all.
I've seen the future...
...and OMG it's the piss-poor Demolition Man variety of Sinclair C5 derived electric safety buckets!! Hydrogen fuelled cars would have been much more fun :(
Oh and as noted by many others, EPIC FAIL on the lack of attention paid to the graph's units.
Paris, because only she can save us now.
Who watches the Watchmen?
"They has also been, as safety valve, the requirement that they be passed under specific empowering legislation, and be signed off by the relevant Secretary of State." - Up with this I will not put!
Making it easier to scrap outdated bye-laws without a drawn-out central review seems like common sense, but who's reviewing the creation of new bye-laws...? I'm with as2003, some oxbow lakes should remain for posterity.
Infamous PC retailer polls customers in run-up to World Cup and finds a majority watching online. Pass the crash trolley my heart's stopped at the shock outcome.
I must admit that I watched the opening came online today (via a 42" plasma, but, well, why slum it when you've got the kit), however given the lack of TV reception at work there was little choice.
I'm going for slow day at the office for the birth of this story :D
True and yet...
...it doesn't alter the fact that 64-bit IE is awful. I'd happily use it for IE-specific sites if it was a fully-rounded browser, but the fact is that it's missing support for de facto web features. Pointless and does nothing but reinforce the view that 64-bit IE is an after-thought.
Paris, because MS just aren't trying.
...why not just stick an 11m thick aluminium shield on the front of the spacecraft then? It's not exactly an uncommon metal. You could add an electromagmetic shield to it while you're at it and maybe some junk mail for good measure...
...in that case
The PS3 is getting 3D via a firmware update apparently, so if you're going the whole hog and buying a 3D compatible telly you could save a few £££'s there.
(See the end of this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/21/avatar_storage_effects/page2.html)
Time this cash cow was tied into another fad
Namely carbon-credit-crunch-footprint-recycling schemes! As pointed out, each time the latest 'innovation' in viewing pleasure is touted in the age-old quest for cash (a.k.a. new money for old rope), the distributors should be forced to employ an exchange system for your old media (vhs, laserdisc, dvd, blu-ray, and so on), at minimal cost, given that you've already paid for the 'license'. PC makers have to offer disposal of old kit so the same should apply to physical media and the devices that they're played on. Organisations such as the MPAA seemingly want to have their cake an eat it, so let's ally ourselves in another cause for the greater good and fight obesity as well!
Cynicism as social baton?
I realise that this is vapourware, but that screenshot appears to show the ballot in IE. Going on past experience of Windoze, with IE shipping on the PC it somewhat implies that it will remain albeit hidden. Ballot via Windows Update would be the only compliant option would it not?
...of it's alleged superior motion performance - to back up this claim the demonstrator shows footage of a woman eating and a series of static images. Does this explain Sony's PS3 sales strategy, perchance?
Paris, because even though she may not understand it, she might be able to afford it.
Easier to get back to the main stories from sub-sections (Halloooo Hardware).
More stuff packed in.
In this age of widescreen monitors, you choose a fixed-width? Could've bucked the trend and gone for horizontal scrolling on the front page...
The Header image looks like a local newspaper's attempt at emulating the red-top gutter press.
The icons look like they were designed by an out of work primary school teacher.
Change usually turns out to be a good thing, but the site looks like the bastard lovechild of DailyTech and The Inquirer. Was it designed by committee?
Pray for lube
The 'Bum Bot' has a rather more sinister - nay terrifying - meaning over here in Blighty! Unless, perhaps, you have a Judy Garland fixation...
Mine's the engraving of a Bum Bot mechanic (Men at Work).
Borrowing from Arthur C Clarke...
Perhaps in 20 years time 500TB will be enough space to store Steve Jobs' digitally recorded personality alongside 8GB of MP3s? Give it another 20 years and you might just be able to slip in some ego as well...
British Leyland styling
Aside from the bemusingly high price - despite DAB having been around for yonks - I'm put off by the appallingly awful look of, ah hell, every DAB radio I've encountered so far. Who, aside from the most ardent Next acolyte, wants a beech effect box sitting pride of place in their living room? ...with one speaker as standard?! What is that all about? Fortunately, I have the internet and *cough* Sky access to digital radio. Now what did I come in here for....?
Oh, um, image chosen as "searching for Data's off-switch".
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