1699 posts • joined 4 May 2008
I think the problem lies in the fact that we really do not need smartphones. They are esentially gadgets which have come from a Geeks Only status to a General Public status. SmartPhones are becoming passé.
We have essentially learned what they are usefull for and also what they are not usefull for. Their evolution is reaching it end.
Ones phone/smartphone was once a "symbolic icon" for who er are/who we pretend or aspire to be, today it's just another gadget in our pockets. It's all become very bling bling.....( talking mass market here, not professional usage)
We now need something radically different,....
We need a new form of entertainment, clothes that can talk, or bicycles that can sing, personal hologram devices( 3d Tamagotchis) . etc etc etc .
Now that we are at the end of the wave a new one will come along, for the life of me though I cannot imagine what it will be.
No it can't be because most crooks have a code of honour, whoever runs the NSA has no scruples whatsover.
Re: British billionaires
Not forgetting what the proverb states about what comes before a fall.......
Re: British or not British
I would argue that it is necessary to give a new name after every three 0s. In the same manner as a we have in IT Mega, Giga, Terra, Peta, Exa etc ....
I think is easier to think in terms of "2.7 Giga" than it is to think about "two thousand seven hundred Megas", or worse, "two thousand seven hundred million bytes" or even worse "twenty one thousand six hundred million bits". And this is only at the Gigabyte level....( although that is roughly where the Billionaires are for the moment)
it is also far easier to write.....
Re: The UK's main business now is banking.
Can we therefore presume that MPs accept cheaper backhanders in London than anywhere else. ....
French Revolution N°2
What will we call it when the world's population has had enough of learning how rich the rich are ?
Why 2016 ? because that's how long it will take the main Operators to strike a price fixing deal together and also to invent some new scams. Maybe they will stop subsidising the telephones or find some way to create a "Media Tax"...
Re: Installation nonsense
I find it far more amazing that they have never found a means of avoiding the "obligatory" reboot......
Re: This prop used to live ...
"One wonders at the mentality of the idiot purchasing the toy for that kind of green."
If I had that kind of money I wouldn't stop at the car, i would want a copy of Stromberg's Lair in The Spy Who Loved Me..
These are cult symbols, they belonged to every young boys dream, James Bond was a "National Hero", he exemplified a world of fantasy, of the superich, he glorified the Spy world and even the bad guys, he was a ladies man. He was/is a living myth.. Why would we not want to be part of that..
Lighten up Jake, you are allowed to have some fun too.
Re: Whose data is it?
Shit, I forgot about those damned cameras, OK stand outside of the internet cafe whilst wearing a tinfoil hat and rubber mask and don't speak to anyone..
Re: Whose data is it?
One solution : ,Using a "friends" laptop, a USB version of Tails, connect to the Wifi of an internet café or Airport, encrypt your emails contents and then send using NymServers and Remailers.
Not a very comfortable solution but relatively secure. ( Don't use the same laptop or Internet cafe any more than twice in a year.)
Re: That's nature
<quote>It is that she would leave the conference thinking "Well that industry is clearly just a bunch of silly men obsessed with looking at women's bodies. Not for girls like me then. It kind of makes me feel uncomfortable." That is the tragedy. That's what *I* find offensive.</quote>
i would consider that as a purely "adult" frame of thought capable only from a mind mature enough to know what it was looking at. Not what I would expect from a pre-pubescent child, even one that was mentally capable of programming.
Re: That's nature
As far as I remember tech is usually very clean, or would you like to brand everyone with the Shit Stick because a pair of minor technies had some fun.
Nobody takes these kinds of things seriously, they are intentionally made to be funny and made to be a little tongue in cheek.
Pray tell us how you protect that same little innoncent sweet 9 year from the Sex, Bad Language, Violence , Politics and general disarray that can be found on the Web, Movies, Television, Newspapers, on her iPhone/Android, splattered everwhere in publicity......
That same little girl will soon discover that their are far more things to be worried about that looking at a pair of clothed breasts.......
Re: That's nature
You honestly want to be believe that taking a 9 year old girl to a tech conference will generate further interest in the tech field ? I am sure there are far more interesting things for 9 years olds to do than stand around bored shitless for hours waiting for an interesting field to crop up.
By the way the web has a very large percentage of hardcore/softcore pornography websites, written by the same techies..... You might want to consider that for later....
Think of the children, yeah right, don't take them to these kind of events. Whats next to much swearing in the football stands. Ballerinas whose clothing is too tight and show a little too much nipple at the ballet.
This seems to be very unfair for those that love ogling at a pair of Great Tits or some Blue Tits in the winter time, or a pair of Coal Tits up in a the North of England.
"We've listened, we value your partnership, and we are adjusting based on your feedback." = Bollocks
If they had listed to what was being asked / complained about / offered as advice then we would not have the product that we have today.
If they had listened we would be reading about how great W8 is, unfortunately this is not the case. W8 definately has some goods elements, it's just that they are overshadowed by the bad ones.
I get the impression that you actually believe that you live in a democratic society. The spooks have been doing it for years, this is certainely nothing new. ECHELON has been in use since around the 1960's, don't tell my you think they only spy on foreign nations.....
I do not agree with what the spooks are doing but I can understand why they might be doing it. They need to provide evidence/figures that prove they are doing something usefull....BIG DATA provides that evidence. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put a little make-up around the stats...
I very much doubt that the real terrorists are using public networks anyway.... They know how to use encryption and TOR just like everyone else....
Isn't that what spooks are supposed to do ?
Re: @Tom Welsh - @Khaptain - France isn't too bad
As I mentioned above , it's all about attitude.
Although I have lived in France for almost 20 years, I also have a typically broad Scots Accent, so it is easy to imagine that my French is heavilly "tainted".
The French can be extremely rude though , especially to impolite people, they do it amongst themselves all the time. Believe it or not the most French are normally very polite.
Re: France isn't too bad
You mean you are surprised to learn that when living in a foreign country not everyone speaks "English".
I have lived in France for almost 20 years and I have never had that kind of problem as soon as they realise that you try and make an effort they usually lighten up and help you out. If you come across as the snotty Englishman expecteing everyone to speak English then you deserve what you get.
I think it is more about attitude than it is about competence.
Re: France isn't too bad
Now that is a new twist - charging you for assistance on a seperate bill. Free are not so Free after all.
Re: France isn't too bad
At least you can complain, the alternative would be that they provide no complaints departments whatsover....
France isn't too bad
Here in France you don't pay until you have a real person speaking to you on the other end. Companies are not allowed to charge during the obligatory Queue/Waiting Music period.
Which to me seems quite fair.
Agreed, I had a Golf GTI at the time and my friend had the GT5, he could run rings around me. Far to powerfull in relation to its weight,road handlingm, chassis ( unless of course you know what you are doing which most don't)..... Roundabouts on a damp night in a GT5, oooooooohhhhhhhhh fuuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkkkk.....
Might be for the Brits but on the continent PostCodes are far less precise. For example my postcode covers 7 different little villages..... So here it not even something that we ever be missed.
So it's only a fail for a small minority ie The Brits that drive the new 208 Gti.
Re: Doesn't make sense.
You are right I didn't see that at all but now that you spell it out, it is very clear, my bad. ( Suddenly my
eyes open and I realise how blind I have been)......
The facepalm is for me ...
Steve Dingledine Knox will then be forced to move into the Dark Dark Dark Dark Net where the Dingledine name is yet unheard of .......
If you ever are tempted over to the Dark Dark Dark Dark side and you see that Pseudo you can be pretty damned sure who is using it......
Doesn't make sense.
Those that you the TOR are far more aware about computing than most people, It would be very surprising that those same people are infected by the various BOT malwares....
Those that are careful about hiding their identity or that keep a low profile are usually clever enough to keep their machines clean.....
BitTorrent rather than Botnet......is the likely cause
Usages ideas please
I will play the ignoramus and ask what usages can be forseen for which which we do not already have a solution. We already have light sensitive switches etc
I belong to the unwashed masses please enlighten me... ( I lack imagination too)
I suppose that it gives another context to a gun being ""Fully loaded and cocked".
Re: which are expected to ship in the fall.
The Rev. Spooner sent a memo to Ballmer
"Unaccepted like shit in a pail."
Re: Genuine Question
Personally I do not have a Linked-in account, as mentioned above it's like facebook for suits.
What I do get though are regular emails from people who have Linked-in accounts and that must have my email address in their address book. I hate the bastards.....
For me Linked-in is on par with those that sell little blue pills.
Re: Likely Cause
They also forgot to mention that these were only the figures for a Mr. D. Cameron's office.....
Re: To be fair, if they're going to legislate on something, they should know something about it
Better brace yourself for a forced entry
What , forced entry, pre-trial , is that to prepare you for your first day in prison.
Re: Cat 2 Cables
Is it any less forgivable than beginning a sentence with a lower case letter?
Re: Limited Availablitiy
He might actually be confusing what "Slab" of liver actually means..
Slablet and onions, lovely.....
Re: Méthode Champenoise
It depends on who you speak to.
In generale though, Blanc de Blancs is produced in the Champagne region. Blanc des blancs is a "champagne", that it to say that it is made in the Champagne region but it is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. ( no black grapes involved in the process).
The terme Méthode Champenoise would therefore probably be more correct than Méthode Traditionelle.
Re: Méthode Champenoise
I think that the correct name depends on exactly in which region the fabrication takes place.
La méthode champenoise is the term used when in the "région AOC Champagne".
La méthode traditionnelle is the term used for all the others ; Cremant, Bugey, Blanc de blancs etc....
Isn't that colour also a little similar to urine, it could therefore be known as the Urinal Phone.
Une douche dorée pour Apple, viva l'ondinisme.
Soemthing which I consider extremely import is the tactility of a keyboard. Keys that have no depth of travel, are too hard, too soft etc soon lose their desirability.
I understand these things from a portability point of view but from a practical, ergonomic point of view it changes the ball game. Latops are good but heavy/large....... Tablets are OK but it is difficult to do real work for any lenght of time.
Maybe what we need is an inflatable PC.....
I'm not a Mac owner or user so I don't have access to a Mac and I have no familiarity with coding/decoding tools but that debugger looks quite nice. In my time, oh so many years ago, I used Softice, which undoubtedly some of you know.
That's the first time that I have seen any reverse engineering for quite some years and it beings back some nice memories. All nighters trying to determine where program logic could be "modified" ever so slightly for a variety of reasons ;-) ;-) ;-)
Re: What exactly does it do?
I don't understand this either, this bracelet only generates One Password for everthing or does it generate different passwords for different programs. How is the username catered for , or multiple accounts , or password changes, or forgotten passwords, or hacked passwords etc....
Re: Moores law is in abeyance.
Agreed, I found the benefit of SSDs to make a huge difference in comparison to a processeur upgrade.
I would like the native Sata 6 Gbps and USB3 support though. ( Shame my Wifi can't be upgraded to match these kind of speeds though)...
Re: re. energy drinks
I am not sure they wom-bat an eyelid.
Re: Fix the email first
I'd say that the first mistake was keeping all your emails stored in the manner and I wouldn't expect my telephone to be capable of dealing with multi nested folders of anything. ( 2 or 3 levels is fine anything more becomes a pain in the arse because of the scrolling and selecting that is required). There comes a time when the nesting becomes so deep that it becomes difficult to extract anything easilly anyway.
I would say that you are trying to use the wrong tool to accomplish the task.
Re: Sell through via Europe
Let me slightly correct that for you
Then again, they probably think copyright in the US is universal copyright, in the same way US law is universal law.
Re: Porn movies have sound and dialogue....?
I am not sure thar the term "dialogue" is actually appropriate. "Collaborative grunting" might be more precise..
Re: U.S. specification DoD 5220.22-M
If there's still an intact graphic card then the data might still be on there!
I presume that only data that had been displayed on the screen would still be on the video card..... unless it had one of those imaginative and mysterious prefetch queues.... where it might have been slurping data on the side......whilst the user was waiting for the screen to refresh......during a Wikileaks session.....
Some Apples and some Oranges
•We have Bing, Microsoft's search engine, going up against Google's own search tech.
OK, 1 Point goes to Google for a far better product.
•We have Azure going up against the Google cloud.
Can't comment, don't use either
•We have Microsoft's SkyDrive product going up against Google's cloud storage.
Skydrive is more in competition with Dropbox than it is with Google. ( no points given out)
•We have the Windows family of operating systems – PCs, notebooks, tablets and mobile phones – going up against Google's Android device software.
Completely different markets, I can't do with Android what i can do with MS OS's. Google do not have a desktop operating systems. ( at least not one that we can use in the office).
1 Point to MS.
•We have the Internet Explorer browser going up against Chrome.
Neither side wins. The browser market doesn't bring new users; they are merely entry points into other products/usages.
•We have Microsoft Office going up against Google Docs, etc.
No comparison - MS wins hands done...
Yesterday's purchase adds two new weapons.
•Microsoft's Nokia Lumia phones, which will now be pitted against Google's Motorola units.
Google don't need to build their own phone, others do it for them.
1 Point to Google.
•Microsoft is licensing Nokia's really decent mobile mapping services, which will be competition for Google maps.
Fail again for MS, late to market and expensive. Googl's mapping products are mature, free (relatively) and omni-available.
Google = 3 points.
MS = 2 points.
MS are trying to hard to expand into markets which are too difficult for them to master.
In a sense Google provides what we want, MS provides what we need. 2 very different approaches which are extremely difficult to compare.
Winning is just an ephemeral side-effect of being temporarily successful.
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