1201 posts • joined Thursday 19th April 2007 12:33 GMT
Re: A question for rocket scientists on El Reg...
'Cos the NORKs use Windows 95...
Owen thinks differently to dougal83.
Dougal83 responds with a diatribe of spittle-laden invective mocking anyone who doesn't toe the dougal line and calls them morons.
What a wonderfully reasoned discourse:- obviously proves that poor Owen should tremble before Dougal's mighty discerning intellect.
Not quite so...
I moved from Freehand to Illustrator and found it much better.
I moved from Xpress to InDesign and also found it much better.
However, Adobe's move to the cloud is not a good idea on their part, and is just an excuse to milk users and reduce or eradicate illicit usage - or piracy, if you want to use the vernacular.
Creative Suite components are, IMHO, good solid products - but the marketing/financial "genius" who came up with cloud subscription should be forced to move in with Simon Cowell for a month!
"I think the most impactful thing you could in education is to be clear"
Well, that sure as hell isn't.
And this guy's recommending ideas in education?
That's a bit like Dr Shipman advising The Samaritans...
Re: So much for the EU
We have in fact not hand over power "to people other people voted less for".
We have handed over power to people that no-one has voted for and who are therefore totally unaccountable.
Re: Morons of the world, unite!
I'll echo my comment (above) to Steve...
And send you a beer as consolation.
Re: Lets add a little sanity
Steve, you fool.
Don't you realise that any comment on El Reg which doesn't heap vitriol on Apple will attract large numbers of downvotes from those of a certain mindset...
Re: Surely that's untrue?
"... i'm pretty sure Mr Kim already knows that they're all dissidents..."
Probably true, but the NORK paranoia is spreading, inasmuch as they're beginning to fear their own downtrodden as much as they fear the outside world.
Read "Nothing to envy", and you will see that a populace exposed to external media cannot continue to swallow the "We have nothing to envy" propaganda. Mr Kim & his élite's position is slowly becoming just a little more precarious every year.
Re: down with the cloud, send software as a service to the guillotine
"...clod based anything..."
Yup! My favourite was screwed-up newspaper (yes I know they're all screwed up these days) shoved into the bottom of a cast-iron drainpipe and set alight.
The organ-pipe type deep roar & resonance had to be experienced to be believed.
Re: Most accurate watch in the world?
Mine would, too. However, she'd still be late...
I suppose it depends on what you're trying to do with it.
My 4 needed rebooting maybe two or three times in two and a half years of ownership. Found one app that crashed a few times and removed it. No more crashes! Now got a 64GB iPhone 5 (had it for four months) - haven't needed to reboot it at all and it has never crashed.
Curses, foiled again! (apparently)
Damn. I have Cobol, RPGII, 360 Assembler and so on in my repertoire. Or rather, I had Cobol....
Haven't used any of 'em for 30 years or so, so I'd be at best a little rusty...
...leads politicians into insanity - at least, those few who weren't already there.
It's a known fact...
...that 87% of statistics are made up on the spot.
There are two kinds of people in the world; those who can extrapolate from incomplete data
Plain & Simple
"...but warned cheaper kit flooding the market may "dampen" its next quarterly numbers..."
In other words, someone else will affect Samsung in the same way Samsung affected Apple.
Poetic and ironic...
The style and general "Sun/NoTW" approach to writing headlines suggests that 'Kunert' is a pseudonym for the late, unlamented Ms Leach. Either that or an acolyte...
@Ralph B - Re: The wisdom of the crowd!
"...Except that is demonstrably not true..."
Then how do you account for Blair's general election wins?
or people STILL voting for Balls, Harman...
Re: The preferred computer.
Until they become aware of the difference and make their own minds up:- apart from a hardcore of geeks in their Mum's basement running Linux on skeletal FrankenPC towers, the (continuing) growth of Apple sales to the consumer market is exponential...
Such incisive foresight must mean you're more astute than any business analyst, and will be the next CEO of HP, DELL or similar.
Re: Idiots tax?
It would appear that there are many commenters who would buy the sandpaper undies, and in between brushing the tears from their eyes and testing their new soprano vocals, would be telling the world and his dog how cool they were to buy what they've bought, and how all those with dry eyes and still-baritone vocals were, in fact, deluded manipulated idiots.
Oh, the irony!
Re: The 'User Experience'...
"...a broken screen one-day out of warranty..."
Don't know what sort of warranty you hard, but I believe that under EU legislation, a 2-yr warranty is mandatory - but I'm not familiar with all the fine print & legal cobblers.
Might be worth checking upon, and telling your supplier or HP that it's up to them to fix it or swap it...
Do check first, though.
Re: But, but....
My new iPhone (64GB) is half full (films, apps & music) - I spend 5 hrs each day commuting (by rail) and it's well used. i spend all my time using it and damn all time tweaking, configuring, re-configuring or rebooting it. As I've been a Mac techie for getting on for 30 years (and a software engineer since the mid-70's) I'm not averse to a bit of tinkering here and there, but it's nice to have one item I just use.
Can't think of any app I could need or want that isn't available through iTunes - but I differ from Lallabalalla in that I don't have a FB app. Rational or not, I feel rather uneasy about a site which demands registration before I can even look at an acquaintance's FB entry, and whose pervasiveness has spread to many competitions being based upon "Liking us on Facebook".
I don't like - and so I forego competition entry. There's just something rather creepy about MZ & FB.
Awaits inevitable rush of down votes from rabid anti-Apple hats who don't think anyone should be permitted to hold other views...
Why are these public sector idiots allowed...
to spend vast sums of public (i.e. yours & mine) money, scrap it thus achieving bugger all, and then continue to spend loads more elsewhere - and all without any form of responsibility, culpability or facing the consequences.
Try that in the private sector (The REAL world) and you'd be rapidly fired - or at least your remains would be since you would have been totally eviscerated by that stage.
Re: Flash (ahhhaaa)
t probably isn't beyond the wit of 'experts' and GCHQ spooks to decode such items much quicker than a reported seven months.
They're not going to tell us plebs what they can do, are they?
...for married couples.
The favoured position for married couples is "Doggy style"
Husband - sits up and begs...
Wife - rolls over and plays dead...
...the meal(s) provided for one D Hartnett by Vodafone inter alia were never taxed as benefit in kind...
"...The system only breaks down into two particles once entanglement is disrupted by the environment (an "observation")..."
Thank God it only occurs at a Quantum scale; - just imagine if seeing Harman, Miliband or Balls meant there were two of 'em..
come to think of it, with the Millipedes....
Re: Common denominator....
"...lUsers and Windoze..."??
WTF have users of Apple products got to do with Windows on ATMs?
And of course...
..any post - no matter how reasonable or sensible - which DOESN'T heap vitriol on Apple & Jobs collects a mass of downvotes.
A clear sign that the teenies are not at school...
@hplasm - Re: I aim for the stars 02/04/13 0804
Spot on, old lad.
Couldn't agree more. And I don't think I could have put it so clearly and succinctly (albeit it a little generous).
Politics is definitely a world-wide job creation scheme for the terminally incompetent.
Re: I love stuff like this..
What I love most is the thought of all those twisted little goblins in HM Treasury trying to work out how the hell they can quantifiably tax sunlight.
"No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
Re: and que the eletists that know it all....
Que (in French) means "That".
An interrogative - ¿Qué? - is Spanish.
Re: @M Gale (29/03 23:57)
" If I wanted a Facebook account, I'd get a Facebook account."
Likewise - but I'd expect my family to have me sectioned well before I actually did it.
Re: My excuse...
Ditto & likewise - except for the (increasing) tendency of people with iMacs trying to install a Windows version of Office or some such stuff - invariably followed by "But I thought Macs could run Windows" and me (mentally) replying "Yes they can, but not if you haven't installed it, you ****"
@ Intractable Potsherd (Re: @ Pen-y-gors @ Ted Treen)
Who decides what is private and what is "quasi-private"?
ANY company's financial details are purely the prerogative of:-
1) The shareholders
2) The tax authorities
3) Their bank.
No-one else has any right of access to it at all!
Re: Inferior armed forces
Don't forget that the DPRK always escalates...
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong very Il
Kim Jong Dead...
Re: Blody hell!
What's even MORE amazing - common sense in a TEXAS US patent court!
I think I'll go lie down in a darkened room...
"Free Speech" doesn't give you the right to access others' private info.
If you had a dispute with your bank - which went to court - would you consider that all & sundry had the right to pore over your bank statements in the name of "Free Speech"?
Ads in general
Some ads - like the ones in Technology mags (and even the ones appearing on El Reg) I don't mind, as I find them informative, but I am aware they're trying to sell me a product.
What I do like is the straight-forward technical description of the product and its capabilities.
No. I don't accept this as gospel, but what it does do is generally give me sufficient data to decide if it's an appropriate product to add to my comparison list, from which I do further investigation to decide for myself which is the best option for my requirements and budget.
The cold spots...
...could indicate a festival of Vogon poetry...
It's just the convoluted sequence of totally random operations that surface...
Nothing like logical sequencing to identify a weakness...
Maybe (at 63) I'm just too 'old school'.
Beer? - well, it's always welcome AND NOW WITH 1p OFF...
Perform the most unlikely acts simultaneously, strangle a rubber chicken, sacrifice a virgin**, speak Satan's name three times backwards and you can bypass the security on iPhone/Galaxy/Whatever.
I have serious concerns about the mental well-being of those who not only discover such arcane procedures, but who spend time experimenting to find what sequences of odd behaviour might produce a result.
Unless the phone manufacturers start employing idiot-savants to test their new editions of each OS, it's impossible to guard against, as almost any normal, rational, well-balanced being wouldn't even be able to conceive of some of these "action chains".
**Good luck in finding one...
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