25 posts • joined Wednesday 30th April 2008 13:11 GMT
Such a generic phrase
How many online application/games sellers used App Store before Apple brought the term into the public consciousness?
Iain M Banks FTW, not my favorite though
Personally after reading 'Consider phlebas' and 'The Player of games' (which is brilliant!!) I was underwhelmed by 'Use of Weapons'.
I'd love to see 'Consider Phlebas' as a large scale Galactica style TV series though, as I don't think a film could squeeze it in.
I've not been able to make a dent in any of the other Culture books, I really struggle with them after the first three...
Do you mean in the same way that computers continued to stay the preserve of large organisations and well off types because they are far to expensive!
You are clearly right, technologies don't get better or cheaper. Ever, proven fact!!
Yes, I did.
It was more interesting than the article itself.
In summary it said it's possible, but politically hard.
How that got turned into "it's possible, but we either have to kill loads of people or keep them poor" seems to be based upon the a figure not actually contained in the release.
Lewis takes the actual figure reported, and says "this can't be accurate" finds another figure that is nearly double the IPCC and uses that to proclaim doom!
Then somehow, after I get chided for supposedly not reading the release, other commenters somehow read the release as admitting it can't achieve the actual thing the first line of the release said it could.
I would have been more impressed if Lewis had said made greater play on the fact that this was merely a release, with no varifiable data to check against - instead if going into full blown attack mode when he had nothing.
This shows the level of unproffessionalism that gets called into play when this subject gets covered.
Analysis based on a press release and not the actual data used to generate thy figure?
My sister-in-law is a climatologist who worked with greenpeace for a year. However, she's great.
I know people travel, go to massive gigs all over the country when it suits them, however make me out to be a bad guy for travelling 60 miles at weekends to visit the parents.
Apparently this would be acceptable if they were terminally ill, otherwise is plain evil and I should be destroyed.
Regardless what they find, nutters will simply say "That doesn't prove anything!".
These people are not scientists
They are designers and technicians.
They mix up recipes of scented water based lotion for sale to the public.
They do not study what effects these lotions have other than to ensure they don't cause chemical burns.
This isn't science.
To look cool and to look f@&king awesome!!
That's all folks!
Yes, let's ignore our sales figures and cater exclusively for the very people who are least likely to replace their device!!
Accelerometer on the nano?
I've not read the specs, but it was clear from the presentation that uncle Steve had to manually reorient the screen using a two fingered twist!
You did watch the presentation on live stream, right??
Nokia N95?? Don't make me laugh!
Whilst I agree this should have been the spec of the phone 3 years ago, the N95 was a dogs dinner of pooh! The most evangelical iphone converts I know are all ex N95 owners!
I've been waiting for the phone to have this spec since I came very close to owning a Motorola A1000 back in 2005. Only 3's rubbish garden wall internet and the pain of owning another Motorola handset put me off.
Even that had a video calling that "You can switch to the front camera". Poor show apple!
What we need are proper missions to Uranus and Neptune!
Let's make space interesting again!
Looking forward to 2015 though! Multiple missions to dwarf planets! It's a shame new horizons won't be hanging about Pluto. The Dawn mission sounds loads more interesting!
I've never had any trouble with the Police. Even when I got done for speeding the officer was very nice about it.
I might go on the streets taking lots of photos to see what fish I reel in!
Trust is the issue, but not the way you think
I used to have a winmob device a few years ago, and it let me do pretty much anything I want. I hated it. I found I had little interest in the intricacies of the device and got rid of it in favour of a normal phone, a samsung d900. Bear in mind that whilst u claim no expertise, I work in IT so therefore have more knowledge most people I know.
The big success of the iPhone is that it has opened up the smartphone Market to people who have no real technical knowledge. The kind of people who are frightened of technology. The kind of person who scratches their head when you tell them they need to update their firmware. Tell them they can choose to remove that update and their eyes gloss over and they lose all interest. "Just make it work"
I accept that this is a ballache if a duff version of the OS comes out and you are stuck with it until a fix comes out, but if Apple keep dishing out unusable versions, then they have no in to blame but themselves if their figures go tits up.
Paris, because she just works
Don't keep us in suspenders! Was he Toms stunt double?
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