296 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008
I used to watch the BBC news as I felt it was a proper news channel. But clearly that wasn't working for them, and in my eyes they seem to be now verging on as much sensationalism as your average tabloid, just to get their numbers up. So I stopped watching. I blame Ron Burgandy and the introduction of 24 hour news.
Strangely I now think that The Daily Show is the only proper news show out there.
"Around the same time, Google Maps in Russia decided to begin logging Crimea as part of Russia."
"He has also expressed a distrust as of late for American technology. Even before slamming the CIA's supposed control of the internet, Putin's administration dumped Apple's hardware over security concerns, and opted instead for Korean firm Samsung's products."
Samsung -> Google = Google Maps: Crimea as part of Russian
Apple = Apple Maps: Crimea as part of Ukraine
It all makes sense now....
Why? Not just Samsung here, but loads of things everywhere? Why why why?
Re: An Apple Luser...
You left ponders do enjoy your suing don't you. I'm surprised it hasn't been made a professional sport, televised and prepended with the tag ULTIMATE. Actually for all I know it already has!
I am confused though. I don't own a smartphone, but from you post it would seem that merely by purchasing an Android phone I could figure out how that darn new fangled bluetooth stuff works, and be able to call people Lusers. Conversely purchasing an Apple phone would mean being clueless on the subject, and also involve needing to get a body piercing?
Hmm, maybe not owing a smartphone is infact the smart thing to do.
Well it's a start
Yay for getting rid of those horrid tabs with the swoopy trailing edge - the calling card of wonderful java apps the world over
Re: It's really sad
In the state I live taking away people's freedoms to make phone calls, txt, whatever whilst driving would be akin to taking away their guns. Combine that with the seemingly accepted notion that drinking and driving is ok, ther really is no hope.
Re: "...fiddling with their GPS..."
You generally don't have to type an address into an AC controller.....
But is that enough...
... to cover the lawyers fees?
Screw wanting to work for Apple, I want to work for their law firm!
What are the G forces people will be exposed to on 'take off'? And will the little speed ups result in the pulsing sensation so effortlessly achieved by Singaporean taxi drivers who are unable to maintain constant speed? Bluuueergh.
I remember seeing someone on the tube trying to 'bump' their phone and tablet. Lets just say it didn't work in several minutes I could bare watching. Embarrassing. I wonder if he ever got....
Re: The name
USB 3.0 HD?
Also, that AudioQuest Coffee isn't an expensive USB cable, THIS is an expensive USB cable: http://www.locus-design.com/index.php/cynosure-usb-cable (scroll to the bottom, but prepare for the shock)
The 2009 model did not look identical. The current shape (but with optical drive) came out in mid 2010. Prior to that you had the fat minis.
Re: only reason why
Re: Good riddance for Browett
"Round every corner"
I see what you did there
Re: Must... resist... mustn't... post...
Ah yes, the fond memories of this forum and all the 'my N95 can do this, my N95 can do that, my N95 was doing that years ago' posts when the iPhone came out. Very entertaining.
Re: Missing, like most "smart phone histories", is the LG Prada before the iPhone in 2007
Bought one for my wife. It was crap - and for that reason we try not to remember it.
It's a start
Well thank fucking god someone has come to their senses here. All this bigger and bigger screen nonsense was for one reason. When you're all running the same OS (Android) the only way to differentiate is size, and unfortunately all the manufacturers went all Texan on us. Sure there are some poor people out there with fat fingers, or descended from german blacksmiths, or just have penchant for clothes with large pockets and the oddly resulting bulges. But surely once all those people are satisfied the rest of humanity will realise what a twat they look with a phablet up against their face. For those about to suggest a bluetooth headset to avoid that, you've already failed - sorry. And don't get me started on holsters :rolleyes: lest I take the mick out of all the wannabe cowboys out there and their desire to have something locked and loaded on their hip. Or their arse and gut are just too big to actually get _anything_ in their pockets bigger than a dime.
So lets see some REAL innovation. Go small - cram all your goodness into something smaller and lighter and longer lasting. Going big is just too easy. Sorry.
Re: Do not want.
This is for businesses remember, who pay more than consumers in lots of areas. No consumer in there right mind would pay the same price corporates do for their PCs for example. It'll be the same for business and interest rates. I remember trying to get an overdraft for my one and just about fainted at the interest rate. However a personal overdraft's rate, well that I managed to stay quite lucid about.
Re: That's learning of today (the future)?
Well that education style doesn't get you employed in my industry. Whilst it may make you an absolute ace should the problem space fit inside the box you were taught, as soon as you have to think outside that box, epic fail.
Re: Using it more and more...
> but it's also home to a lot ... Linux distro maintainers
Wow, I just have to join now. How exciting!
Re: No Thanks...
Held one, and well, why is the screen all grainy? And why are the whites still bluish? Is this this silly Pentile nonsense?
Still waiting for one of these Smartphones to lure me away from my trusty charge-it-once-a-week feature phone. At present all I see is Meh.
"the comment is that we are not commenting. We don't comment on government contracts and we're not commenting on this."
Surely commenting that you're not commenting is still commenting? Comments anyone?
Re: the issue disappears as you learn new ways of working
All this bloody sheep nonsense flying about. Makes you look like right pretentious twat. "I am considerably cleverer than yaouw" etc etc. Still it re-enforces the stereotypes I have about you free-as-in-free-speechers, so continue.
Re: What legit TOR traffic will a company ever use ?
Linux distros? Oh hang on, thats the legitimate use for torrents isn't it.
Maybe secret Linux distros?
As long as it lifts the limit of 16/44 present on all Apple streaming devices or protocols then I'm all for it. Oh and sends things fully uncompressed (or doesn't recompress all ready compressed) music. Yes, there are some of us that think hi res music has a future, and that we're not all destined to listen to music through the tinny speaker of our smartphone for eternity.
For those of you about to unleash the usual tirade of blind testing nonsense, forget about it. I'm deaf.
Re: MS shills
Of all the trolling and crap on the Internet the instant judgement of 'shill' by anyone proclaiming to see good in something someone else doesn't like is the most abhorent to me. Fuckers. It make me want to buy a win8 phone just to see you all drown in the zealot induced froth coming out of your mouth.
I wonder what percentage of all military boasting etc is just FUD designed to bankrupt your opponents in their effort to counter the perceived threat..
"Stop trying to big up the iPhone. They are just as cheap. I could walk into my local high street and get one FREE!
Also, do you really think that a products price has any bearing?"
You should take a bus, then a train, and when you finally reach an international airport, jump on a plane, away from your cosy little high street. I think you'll find in many many many many more parts of the world that price has a HUGE baring on things, and the (false) luxury of subsidised plans is but a dream. In these markets iPhones (and yes yes, top end 'droids too) are aspirational, with your cheap and dirty 'droids being the winners due to pure economic necessity. I mean, obviously!
But please, just continue on in your little world where the butcher asks if you're local.
Was in NYK recently and yes, the 3G is a steaming pile. If thats all people know, no wonder they think it's the phones that are the problem rather than the network.
Of 'will it blend'?
Apple should beat Samsung et al to the punch and make it a phone. I mean that's the next logical step for the 'droid makers isn't it? When size is one of the few differentiators they have? I'm waiting till they hit the 'sensible' limits and start concentrating on make high end _small_ smartphones. You know, phones for people with normal sized hands - not those of people descended from German blacksmiths and/or with small willy syndrome and/or fatties and/or a combo of all the above.
I'm here in Asia and just laugh at the wobbly insecure attempts at using their phablets one handed. One overreach with the thumb and that baby is off balance and kissing the concrete.
That is all
Re: I guess
Communes for the Linux bods surely?
Re: Single sourced
Not so easy. Some banks in some countries require that your salary goes into their account. But I guess according to your argument we should each have two jobs to handle this constraint and hedge against the risk of losing one of them?
Nice idea though. I have 3 accounts spread over two different countries.
Re: Has this become a bankruptcy race between Balmer & Elop?
Sweet Mary I hope they don't keep that allcaps thing. It'll make me ANGRY everytime I see it.
Why do all these 7" tabs look like fat chubbers? I guess you fingers don't get smaller along with the size, so the bezels stay the same. Maybe that's it. Or maybe there is more space to spread out the leccy stuff in the big ones, so they can be thinner. Or perhaps they are the same thinness but as they're bigger 'seem' thinner.
I don't know, but they all just look chunky to me. Won't have it.
So will this one stop crashing?
I've been hoping they'd fix that rather annoying habit, well, forever.
The one where it crashes, then refuses to start, then you come back later and it's working again is bizarre, and somehow I'm sadly used to it.
Sweet baby Jesus
"The firm has also just been awarded a £140 million deal for IT provision at the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority."
Icon says it all
Trolly troll troll
I'm sure you can find (nay even write!) some plug in for your favourite open source browser to block all articles or mentions of Apple. You'll be much happier, and the less rabid amongst us here will be too. That being said I do find a good troll entertaining - but please do try harder next time eh?
Re: Audio Fidelity?
Well done, and first in too.
Still, no mention of double blind testing etc which is disappointing. Have people given up trolling these 'audio' reviews?
Re: Intel fanbois in distress
You must be new to the internet as that's all it is these days - people defining themselves by the objects they own. Intel vs AMD, iOS vs Android, Mac vs Windows, Proprietary vs Free etc etc. Basically it's gotten to the point of religion, which is well, distasteful in any form. Maybe such belief structures are really a natural human condition :(
That being said I like watching zealots eyes bulge and roll, and the flecks of spittle fly when they rant forth their hellfire and brimstone (figuratively of course). It's highly entertaining. Poking them (aka Trolling) helps when things get boring too.
Hmm, I think I've just made a mistake - this post is verging on rational (IMO natch) which will be flagged by the moderator. So to avoid that, PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE FOR LIFE, or something. There fixed it.
Re: Isn't this basic common sense?
Good luck finding common sense in a 3.9 year old....
My 2 year old swallowed a nice 50c piece a few years ago. Got a nice X-ray to show at his 21st birthday too. All came out the end, well, in the end.
Re: Better... But
They flip-flopped in both directions with the ALL CAPS thing in several areas of the Beta/RC. Nicely inconsistent :rolleyes:
But the ALL CAPS menu really is a shocker. Just so bloody wrong!
Go on Apple
Make it fully bezel-less. LG I think got 3 out of 4 edges. Go for the four. Do it.
Re: How did the Lumia get in there.
I would gladly take the Nokia as an alternative. Samsung Galaxy owners (of all 136 variants) seem to give off the same type of Smug that Prius owners do (or iPhone owners used to before they came too mainstream for it to be meaningful). Very unattractive. For that reason if it was ever a cold day in hell and I got an Android phone it would be HTC etc.
A Luddite who in disgust of all these big dick (and/or boring) phones, recently hunted down a NOS Nokia 6500 Classic as my main phone. Glorious!
That is all.
Good on them
Someone has to be the chicken, and someone the egg.
There are only one type of people I find annoying to the extreme - extremists
Why isn't it tapered - there no need for it to be 'square' is it? Surely there can't be a lot going on inside the thing?
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