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Sh*t happens usually all by itself, albeit, I'll give you that, not necessarily in a fertilisingly useful way.
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Sh*t happens usually all by itself, albeit, I'll give you that, not necessarily in a fertilisingly useful way.
Had to pee on the parade, no? Beancounter thinking like that takes all the adventure out of it and will ultimately lead to nobody even trying... No hard feelings.
What a coincidence: That's exactly the formula that the jobcentre uses to work out the number of available jobs.
But seriously now, what difference to randomly picking a number does your example make?
Just to rain on the "bad eyesight" and the "had a few beers" squad: It ain't gonna be like that. The driverless cars (at least for anothe 20-30 years) will require a licenced driver fully capable and able to control the vehicle at all times when needed.
13 year old in driverless car solo on the school run?
6 pissed hen-night birds in an auto-limo?.
Stephen Hawking on the way to a lecture in his Google- roadster?
Stevie Wonder on the way to a gig?
Nope, nopety nope.
And if this is all out of the question, then why at all?
Just my opinion, don't listen to me.
G A S P . . .
please use punctuation next time, or one-line posts.
by buying VW shares, which will surely fall quite a bit.
For about 6 to 9 months.
What does Worstall think about it?
Sorry, no Nobel for Rosling, it will go posthumous to Steve Jobs, the inventor of
the iPhone the mobile phone the telephone verbal communication.
Right after his canonization. The pope is already on the way (maybe to bless the second coming of
the messiah iPhone6 (S for saint?).
Wop wop wop wop
are left when the RIAA hitmen call.
Ah, this is where I failed to understand; it isn't that you couldn't, you just don't bother. Thumbs up for that!
Oh, and it's "Koch". With a "ch". Rhymes with a scottish lake. Can't be that hard . . .
And that "Clarkson" that you mean is called May.
I feel for you mate, I had a crappy slow car like that as well when I was 20 . . .
iPhone, iPad, iWatch, iCar, iLife . . .
in the back of the head of the kneeling Windows Mobile.
And that just when I (and, it seems, a few other people) started to like it. Over here in Europe you can see quite a few Lumias out on the street now,, and Win10 would probably work in the right direction.
Pity that it will take 18 months to work and SN will pull the trigger after 14.
better to power devices from battery
And forget about the charging bit altogether. I have got a wireless outside thermo sensor running on 2 AA batteries for over 2 years.
who thinks that this is a good idea should be f***ed back themselves and aborted...
This watch might contain a first class (capacity wise) lithium battery with the energy content of ~0.005 kJ.
A charger has all the destructive energy of a household socket to go boom. That is, at 240Vx20A* /1s over 4kJ.
*The current to actually trip the breaker within 1s.
I'm very sorry to have offended so greatly that you don't even grace me with the honour of reading your name next to your post.
I shall remove the offence.
and I don't count those nokia vertu phones as they're targetted at a different market<
Are you sure about that?
I never quite understood the issue.
Windows comes with a few applications. So do a lot of other OSs. I can't recall Solaris7 asking me if I want to install a different browser than Netscape. Does MacOS ask you if you might consider not to use Safari as default? Windows doesn't give you the choice of using a different "Notepad", does it? Panasonic TVs dont ask you if you would prefer another UI for the EPG. And so on. And people chose: A lot of them went and bought Macs
, because they don't ask that much; they know that you need your bum wiped and just do it for you.
You have the choice anyway. Just go and get something else. If you don't know about something else, then you are probably better off using the default, because you're likely to end up with a mess. I know several people that gave me a blank stare when I asked them which browser they use. Some then answered "Google" (as in search engine, not as in Chrome), or "TalkTalk" (a British ISP). One even said "Dell". Choice looks like a bad thing for these users because they can't make an informed decision anyway.
Thought experiment: Your doctor gives you the bad news and then asks: "Which drug would you prefer for your chemotherapy? You have 5 choices, right now." That must be a similar feeling to what Norma* Normaluser experiences with the browserchoice question. Luckily not so important.
IE isn't bad any more, even though I prefer Firefox personally. Opera seems to have gone "niche" and everthing else is a UI for WebKit. I think it's become a bit of a BMW, Audi or Jaguar choice.
* My apologies to all internet-savvy Normas. And all the other Normas, too.
I take it that Google is still online?
Yep, seriously. I nearly used the joke icon, but then it'd be too obvious and spoil it.
Now you spoilt it, sniff.
Upvote for the sheer irony.
I even think that there could be a market for more. The article states 40 MiP sold last quarter, each wanting a companion watch. There will be more sold in the almost quarter to come until Watch release and having a new iPhone without a new iWatch is like putting Romanian remould tyres on your Porsche Panamera or buying a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes and wearing ASDA Smart Price tights with them.
You just have to have it.
And here's the good thing: While it shows that you are a modern, sophisticated, successful, beautiful and knowledgeable person, it can hide the fact that you only have iPhone 5C in your pocket, because your contract didn't allow upgrading on iDay. A Ferrari keyring on your Fiat key.
So, the 40M plus the new Apple customers on Black Friday and after christmas plus the up-pretenders sounds very reasonable to have a 50M initial stock. It might just be out of general goodness to God-Bless-America to have, for a change, enough stock for the demand to avoid city centre riots and these unsightly shanty towns trailing away from the Apple stores for weeks.
Apple Watch is, again, a very cleverly marketed and priced trinket. Nobody needs it and everybody can afford it; let me clarify: there is no urgent use for this item, so your dislike slides off it, you can't reason for or against it on an objective basis, it becomes a matter of taste and fashion or mock-taste and mock-fashion. Any argument about it will be emotional, and emotional arguments against something usually only harden the resolves of the parties involved.
The price point is cleverly honed to peak impact: the most expensive that everyone can immediately deal with. 350 VMD is your utilities bills(water, gas, leccy, comms) bounced for a month, plus cutting the food down to staples. And, hey presto, you're a $positive_property person.
Just my personal opinion, don't take it serious . . .
does it post selfies automatically to facebook and twitter?
. . . useless otherwise, innit?
Whooo, easy! I didn't mean that you broke it or anything, I suggested that you probably programmed the WP version inhouse. My reason for this:
It never loaded the comments. So there was always a fault with it. An external company would be asked to deliver a servicable piece of code.
I ask $plumber to fit a kitchen sink. He does, but the hot water tap does not work. I complain and he comes and fixes it. At no extra cost.
Ocasta made an app. An important part of this app never worked. They should fix it.
It should cost you (the Reg) no more than the time to write an email. Regardless of amount of readers or updating or whatever.
Nothing to charge, nothing to pay.
Ok, agreed, no ad revenue lost if all of
12 7 5 WP users don't use the app or the site . . .
But for a working app, I think people rather would pay. Useless freebies can be had by the million.
Time for me to go and get an Android phone, maybe. Oh wait, that app doesn't work either. Time for a new contractor, maybe?
Sorry, starting to get snarky here, I'll shut up now.
Seems to be like that on every WP.
It looks as if the Reg did this themselves, because if it would have been done by someone else, I wouldn't give a monkey's whether it has a 500-million-user or a 74-user base,
I'd ask them to fix their mistakes.
I hear what you're saying.
Thanks for the line.
the Register WP8 app consistendly fails to load comments in-app with the error that it can't access the comments at the moment. Is there a hard link that has changed and was not updated?
It's not super critical, as there's a link to 'view in browser', and there's also the mobile site...
But there's nothing but complaints in the WP app store about the comments being broken.
Might be an idea to let someone at Ocasta or whoever did the WP app have a look at it.
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when he upgrades to another Android he just needs to sign in and everything is there for him again. No fuss no hassle
no privacy no security.
Exactly what puts me off.
If I store my stuff on my device I'm responsible for it. Outsourcing resposibility for private data (to whatever OS) doesn't sound like an advantage to me.
Did Ms Trentmann actually listen to what has been going on, or was she just there for booze and bites?
I had a read through the writeup and it's factually more wrong than right. Or is this intentional, so that it makes a better read for "Welt" subscribers?
Never mind . . .
There's no need to delete them from the phone if I used a standard digital camera . . . Cough. I'm sure that's not what you wanted to say.
I go by the rule that if I don't want it to be known or seen, I'll not tell or show it. Specially if it can be connected to me.
. . . and in my book putting it into any cloud as a usable file is showing. If I really, really need to back up to a cloud service, then the file is locally encrypted first and then uploaded. Encryption by the service is not acceptable as far as privacy is concerned.
of yourself (celebrity or not) on the internet, just don't take any.
. . . on a mobile device. . .
Mordens Manus Pascens (Informatica)
Seeing that I'm not a Latinian, efforts to clean up the grammar are greatly appreciated.
Don't worry, I'm rarely in Wales.
Yes! And litigate, of course!
I'm off to the patent office, you better run if you want to beat me to it . . .
.. because you might confuse wearers by hacking their glasses and feeding each one the viewpoint of some other wearer?
or shouting: "OK glass, horse porn, loop, mike off!"
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In fact I wonder why there is not a version without the front facing camera
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The same reason why there's no TV without a remote, no Laptop without a keyboard and no tablet without a touchscreen.
It's its main input device. To actually be useful, and not just a very small, very bad GoPro, you have to be able to point and ask at a party: "OK, Glass, that watch there, how much does it cost and where can I buy it?" or, with the kids in the zoo: "What are these animals called?" or "Where am I and how do I get home?"
Microphone only would be pretty lame, I think.
Sony's ES (TAN77, great speaker control) series amps used to be rather good, even for audiophile ears.
And yes, Bose is the Marmite of HiFi.
While you have a point, I loved the VU meter on the front of my Pioneer M90; sounded rather nice with a pair of Pilot ST 505's (had to sell it due to move - sniff).
The formula you're looking for is QS = (PxW)/(NB x LOC), where QS is Quality of Sound, P is price paid, W is weight, NB is number of control elements on the front panel and LOC is Lines of Code of any Software used to control the unit.
You do know that the only reason they are still there is because they sell the overpriced toy rubbish?
You can't live off selling 3x1N4001, 2xBC237, few resistors and 2 LEDs on the high street.
Sad, but true: the Maplin days are over. As an 'electronics' store anyway, the name might carry on as a gadget place...
Just my personal opinion.
Un-bear-able . . .
No, I don't need a return, one-way only, thank you.