1173 posts • joined 12 Apr 2007
The Real HMQ would have written "We" rather than "I".
And She would have used a "wePad" rather than an "iPad".
Or got a butler to do it for Her.
Or her Prime Minister.
Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
> Give people what they want, not what you want to give them.
However ... “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” as Henry Ford said.
What I find more interesting here is how Ballmer, Sinofsky and Nadella are all so, erm, follicly challenged. Is there a Conspiracy of the Bald in charge of Microsoft? Or was Ballmer such a leader that all his minions chose to shave and polish their heads in emulation? Or is it just chance that the last three middle-aged white males at the top of MS have been slap-heads?
> “textonym” – “one of two or more words that can be generated by pressing the same key combinations on a mobile, e.g. kiss and lips”.
That definition baffled me until I realised it was talking about predictive text input. When Urban Dictionary can write a definition better than Collins and Chambers, it's no wonder the publishing industry is dying.
Re: Pebble still seems the best
Agreed. Still wearing and using my Pebble.
(Not that I can ever understand the need to bring information about the current weather to my wrist. I can look out of the window for that.)
Re: I think there's a missing word here...
Maybe she's older than she looks.
Re: Nexus 6
Re: Ignore him
> This is the same Alexander Stubb who said early this year that the UK had to wake up and understand that the EU is good for them.
Every Finn can probably hear the irony and sarcasm in that one too.
Surely it was Microsoft that pulled the plug on the Zune. Apple merely produced a product that was competitive with it.
Here's hoping the zombies remember to keep their phones charged.
(Although users of #RIVALPHONEPLATFORM have managed so far, eh? Eh? Eh?)
Re: I'm so excited
> I've been loosing sleep
How do you loose sleep? By slipping Rohypnol in someone's drink?
Or have you actually been losing sleep?
In one place the article says:
GT Advanced Technologies filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, causing its share price to crash and burn — falling by 93 per cent to a measly 80 cents.
Since the release of the iPhone 6, GT's stock has plunged from $17.38 to $14.94.
So, which is it? $0.80 or $14.94? Or was the latter passed on the way to the former?
Re: Paid by the hour...
> This can only happen if the agents involved feel no risk to themselves from doing so.
I rather imagine they thought it was highly unlikely that she would ever find out that they had used her photos. I wonder how she did find out.
[Goes off to check the complaint]
Jeez, the cops used her real name as well as her photos for their "fake" Facebook entry.
Lock 'em up!
If you make an Android phone you have to pay Microsoft $3.29. If you make a Windows phone you have to pay Microsoft nothing at all.
Was it $20 billion?
I wonder if it would have been $20 billion before Apple copied the Snapchat picture-expiry functionality into iOS 8 ... ?
Before and After
Surely we're missing a key piece of information here: Were these people bald before they got their iPhone 6?
Re: Maids a milking
Apple appear to have had trouble getting a fully-working piece of software out the door to meet their hardware deadlines.
Judging on how that sticky-out lens camera lens cover on the back of the iPhone 6 looks like an tacked-on solution to an unexpectedly large component within, I'd say that Apple appear to have had trouble getting a fully-working combination of hardware AND software out the door to meet their marketing deadlines
Oh, stick it up your nose!
I guess it's a bit late in the day to replace the main body of LOHAN with a thermos flask ... ?
A theoretical problem
Given the average drone's 20 minute maximum flight time limit, putting a number of them in a holding pattern over a busy location is hardly going to be workable plan, is it?
Now that the Find-My-iPhone location/disabling tech has started to reduce iPhone thefts, I can see the next target-of-choice for muggers is going to be that big, shiny & expensive Apple Watch.
So, I won't be buying one. :-)
Re: objectivifies potential sexual partners
Humans can have sex without "objectifying" each other. There's nothing wrong with an app that allows consenting adults to find sexual partners. I think the assumption that it requires objectification says more about you than it does about other people.
Well, since the Apple version of the Tinder app would have been written in Objective C, the company has certainly been "objectivying" the data of the potential sexual partners, at the very least. I think the assumption that I, as a Register commentard, might have been using the term "objectivying" in any other than a programming sense, says more about you than it does about me.
So, it looks like the developer of an app that objectivifies potential sexual partners has been objectivifying his business partner. Who'd've thunk it?
And the celebrity nudes angle? It's unverified. And likely a way to get you clicking on stories.
But El Reg caught me with it again. Curse 'em!
Re: Year Zero
I guess I'm getting downvotes because, on first impression, my post might look a bit spammy. It wasn't meant to be. I have no commercial connection with Rob Reid or his publisher. I just finished reading the book and rather enjoyed it. The "out-of-this-world" bit was not exagerated praise, it was just a reference to the non-terrestial influence on the development of MS Windows which is suggested in the epilogue of the book.
"We've all done these things"
"We've all done these things ... in front of cameras" said the CNN "technology analyst".
Have we? Really? Am I really alone in never having taken a nude selfie?
I think you've all gone mad.
Re: Art or Design?
OK, 2nd idea: I wonder if it is not more likely that the Neanderthaler was just DBAN-ing a nude selfie cave painting that was causing embarrassment in his social network.
Art or Design?
repeatedly passing a robust cutting tip over the rock in the same direction
I wonder if it is not more likely that the Neanderthaler was just sharpening his cutting tool, rather than (intentionally) creating art.
They really should not have forgotten the umlaut in "Über".
Re: Lots of stats, but...
It could indicate either the prevalent ethnicity of the thieves, or the prevalent ethnicity of the thieves targetted by the police. I'm not sure how these could be disintangled.
I may be an innocent, but why is "finian" on the list? It might sound a bit like "fenian" but that isn't on the list.
Why is "pedofilia" listed but not "pedophilia" or ""paedophilia"? Are Virgin Media just wanting to block illiterate perverts?
Banning "cnut" is a bit rough on students of Norse history, but I can understand why they might have done so. Similarly "flange" for DIY fans. I understand (from Urban Dictionary) that it's occasionally used as a euphemism for lady's parts, but by that argument "ladysparts" (and a thousand other euphemisms) should also be on the list, and it isn't.
My Compliments to Mr. Pauli
A story about an ice-cream chain that included the phrases "chilling news", "initial waffle", "details were milky", "cool sales" and "sweet news". Well played, sir! Very well played!
Why don't they just stick a 2nd battery on the other arm? It would double the battery life and fix the aesthetic (and physical) imbalance in one go.
But since they say "We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence" I guess they won't have to suffer the conditions of Stalag Amazon. And Amazon have lots of examples to support the promises on independence - Audible, IMDB, DPReview, etc. etc.
@BongoJoe: Word isn't the best tool for job
That rather suggests that you think there is some other software that is the best tool for the job. So, what is it? Alastair Reynolds' point seemed to be although Word is awful, there is nothing else that supports the functions required in the publishing business. But if you know better then please let us (and Mr Reynolds) know what it is.
We know Microsoft make a substandard hammer, but does anyone else make a better one?
Are the mug-logos dish-washer proof?
Is the T-shirt logo tumble-dryer proof?
Re: Looking good
Will the XXXL T-shirts also use the "stretched" logo, so that it appears circular when worn by their fuller-figured owners?
Too Late Now
But I'm betting that David Slater now wishes he hadn't told the story about how the macaque took the photo. If he'd kept quiet about it, the copyright would now be his.
Of course, this decision also means that a load of fine photographs of animals in the wild, triggered via movement detection, will now also suddenly be Public Domain.
So, I guess we won't be seeing so many of those in the pages of the National Geographic in future.
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