1813 posts • joined Monday 8th September 2008 12:07 GMT
Soon enough no doubt!
No that comes second when the techology needs a kick up the arse!
There's only one area of the entertainment industry that really knows how to boost tech take-up like no other!
.....or 'I Shot an Arrow into the Air' where they simply crash land back on Earth after 100 years in deep-sleep, believing they've made it to another planet?
I download TV episodes from the States then once the Region 2 boxsets are on Amazon the pre-order prices are so cheap, I snap them up. Never rip movies and music, the very few I wish to see and hear I have already or I can nip down the local multiplex and watch the movies.
I think a lot of it was to do with, "Oh I can do it so I will.". Lots of alternatives to grab people's time so maybe the novelty has started to wear off a bit. The other thing I would love to know is if it's seasonal or not? Does the rate of nicking stuff go up during Winter, when we're all stuck indoors for weeks at a time?
98% of app store content is utter shite.
I never look at anything other than what's in the top 50 under games and apps on the Andy store. Alright some crap still gets through occasionally, a quick look at the reviews soon reveals what is and is not shite. At least most of the stuff has climbed up to the top 50 due to some interest and usefulness.
Look the bright side, people with a bit more nous will wait for the manufacturers of these "copies" to get desperate and drop the prices. Could do with a nice dual-code "Andy" tablet at half the current price they're going for!
As you don't waste time stating the obvious ( ie, banging on about Adblock to fight the FB menace, etc ) you had time to reply to the poster above. We can only assume you had several seconds to spare between your umpteen sexual conquests to come back to grace us, spend time reading your own posts and reply to them!
Sorry but were mostly scientists and techies on this site and from an early age we've been taught to never believe what you read, see or hear at face value, prove it.
When some dopey sod comes out with a a load twaddle about "reaching through the veil" and "Ohh, does anyone here have a brother or sister?" or "I'm getting something, is there a Mr Smith in the audience tonight?", I have to question the validity of such a comedy act.
Best psychic I've ever seen was Clinton Baptiste on Phoenix Nights, probably the most genuine I've ever seen in my life!
Nail the thieving, philistine sods up! Nail 'em up, I say!
Bring back the cat!!!
I got a new full-frame Canon this year and my Missus fancied something new over her old Canon pocket jobbie, so she got the Sony that's on review here. Absolutely stunning little camera with image quality that blows your socks off given the size of the unit. Lots of little effects and while the selection of lenses is not amazing at the moment the stock lens that comes with it is pretty damn good indeed.
What a sad, boring little world it's turning into
While I was aware that parody was never legal as such, simply accepted as a valid comedy artform, these utter faceless twats devoid of all human passion just seem to want a button down world where everything is regimented and ordered. Nothing and no one steps out of line.
What a very, very sad state of affairs we are leaving for our children.
BT, please attempt to provide a basic working infrastructure that even a second-year CS Uni student could manage to put together in his spare time plus some vague assemblance of customer care. One that involves actually getting to speak to someone human within 5 minutes of calling the help line and who doesn't simply fob you off with, "Sorry, can't help you with that, call such and such on this number I'll give you."!!!
With every visit they log another IP address!!!
FFS! How fucking stupid are you people? They have a database that claims to collect IPs of people up to no good, the site says "Oh we don't have you on record, you're clean!".
THEY'VE JUST GOT YOUR BLOODY IP BECAUSE YOU WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO GO TO THEIR BLEEDIN' WEBSITE!!!
Do yourselves a favour, don't encourage these complete twats by stroking their egos, let it die!
I suggest you all go and get the Simpsons episode where everyone in Springfield is promised a boat!!!
Think you put a I where an A should have been!
Who's to blame? Rod Serling!!
Anyone else seen the Twilight Zone episode "A Thing About Machines"? Man loses marbles and swears the machines are ganging up on him, only to have his car push him into a swimming pool where he drowns!
Sorry mate but the only reason the shit is in any of these market places is 'cos fucking idiots buy it! Market forces seem to break down in these online Fart-App festivals. In any normal business the shit is pushed down so far that the punters never get to see it but in these places it floats right to the top!
I only use about a dozen apps at most so quite frankly so long as I can find half decent apps that do 90% of what I need without a load of shitty advertising and crashing, I'm happy. It's the idiots who think a digitised sound of a cow farting is actually funny, most of us got over that when we first found our old 8bit micros could do very basic digital capturing.
You only have to read the reviews of some POS app to know there is one born every minute. The description is usually bloody obvious to describe the app as an utter waste of space. You then read the reviews by some arseholes complaining that is £1.99 was wasted on something that it was so bloody obvious it was a take on you wonder how they managed to even find the on switch on their mobiles! Nope 'cos it appears reading and comprehension are lost arts. Just spend an extra 30 seconds reading and they might no get fleeced.
Mobile app markets back up the old adage, "Fool and his money are soon parted!".
How to gauge if a standard is working or not....
When I see at least 30% of video torrents using it, then I know it's worthwhile!
Mark me down for one of each in that case!
You see Portillo that's my data there, about me and the nasty diseases I managed to catch as a spotty, stupid, hormone driven teenager. That's my meteoric rise up the obesity charts as I settled down and into an easy life or beer, chips and TV, before heading back down to a sensible weight. That's my records about the orifices I've had inspected in the name of finding what nasty little thing has decided to grow inside me this decade!
So why don't you first go ask BUPA for all their data, and I mean ALL their data including you lot in the house and all your boardroom, networked mates and when they've all had their data pawed and poured over, then I might think about supplying mine until then BUGGER OFF!
I have achieved absolutely nothing of any note since 11.11.11!
I cannot stop playing Skyrim, I thought I was addicted to Fallout 3, Skyrim is way more everything. When you find yourself simply staring at the Salmon jumping up the waterfalls in the background scenery or the gentle breeze ushering the butterflies along, just before you start charging at a ne'er do well with your double-headed ( careful now!) steel battle axe, you know you're playing something special!
Once you have the Ice Form shout, nothing beats the kick of breathing a chicken into a solid block of ice and then having to do a runner as an angry mob chases you out of town for killing a chicken!
Oh thank God! I was worried how on earth I was going to get through the next couple of weeks without the promise of a product update from Apple!
Time was a product release from any major company actually meant something but now they seem to be every other day and the amount of difference between products is so minimal and only seems to be exaggerated by those desperate to justify filling the coffers of a tech company!
Well at least if I want a cheap iPad 1 to mess about with, no doubt they will be two-a-penny on eBay come March 2012, every cloud and all that.
Why? OK when on company business your behaviour is a reflection on the company you work for but in this sort of extreme circumstance I cannot begin to imagine RIM standing up for these two complete and utter arseholes.
They are dicks, plain and simple. I think most people would agree, they brought more shame on themselves than their company.
Beavis and Butthead!
Surely true fans must have seen the episode in the latest season where they lads manage to play with a US Army drone control station, thinking they are playing a free video game?
I was wondering that surely this sort thing must have a "media cleaning" routine if it goes out of contact for more than a certain amount of time, wipe all ordnance it has collected so far to avoid it falling into enemy hands?
Nothing's changed I see!
"when half the company would have done it as well. But I see it is impossible for the King to have things done as cheap as other men."
Yep, just replace the word "King" with any company name you like!
I'm surprised Google want to divulge this!
Wrongly or rightly, it would be worth a lot more to them if they kept this to themselves!
A sad loss
Borders was my one refuge from the nightmare shopping trips while out with my beloved!
I knew I could cope with visits to the high street clothes shops with my Missus as I knew I would get an hour or two to spend in Borders browsing and reading at the end of a hard Saturday's footwork.
I've been using my Missus' old second-hand iPhone 3G for the last 13 months, unlocked it and used it on a PAYG sim. The screen got smashed about 2 weeks ago and I just really fancied treating myself to something new for a change, so I paid half the cost of a Galaxy S2 phone and got a cheap monthly contract from O2. Normally I wouldn't bother, I've made do with a cheap £20 Alcaltel from Argos on PAYG for 6 months prior to getting the second-hand iPhone.
I wasn't bemoaning the fact, simply pointing out that if you want ultra new and shiny it comes at a price, we all have to decide when the how much is too much.
Granted but not all of us have the 500 sovs upfront for the latest Apple or Samsung smartphone, easier to add £150 quid on the price and pay on the tick for the next 2 years!
A great man once said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance!"
"it's never been demonstrated that this software logs anything significant"
Granted that's true but can you, for a second, imagine how much all that sort of diag type info would be worth to marketing companies? Imagine the millions of people walking about with mobiles in just the US alone, all giving just a enough info to allow targetted advertising to be a worthwhile reality? Sickening is what that thought is. However I can imagine a few marketing execs wetting their seats at the prospect of the huge pay-day that sort of info could fetch!
That's why it needs to come out, so others don't get ideas about collecting our data without letting us know first, this sort of shitty "app" needs destroying BEFORE people get any more stupid ideas.
You've have, in two short and sweet paragraphs, completely destroyed my last vestige of hope for the future of humanity!
I'm off down the pub to drink several pints of London Pride, until this world makes some sort of sense again!
He concluded: "I'm not judging it – well, I am obviously."
No, you are and what's more, you have judged it absolutely perfectly!
I always thought he was a bit of Wally but this little outburst he has shot up in my estimation, well said sir!
Reading the XDA article, here's a scary sentence:
"through comparative groups down to diagnostic data from individual devices"
So any claim it's anonymous collection is utter ballcocks, that they can identity individual devices should put the Willy's up any self respecting privacy advocate!
Any idea how much that info is worth to companies? Probably enough to buy yourself a small country somewhere south of the equator!
The phone company takes the hit on that data, you don't have worry about it. The phone company and IQ then split the dirty money between them by selling you and your info down the Swanee!
VM BB is OK but TV/phone are a rip-off
I only went of VM for broadband 'cos the BT line dropped from 4MB down to just under 1MB over 6 months, they said it was too many subscribers in the area and there was nothing they could do. BT promised infinity but said a max of 10MB/s was possible at £35/month. I live just north of Enfield, 15 miles from central London, so hardly in the sticks! VM offered me 20MB for £25/month, touch wood, in 9 months I have not rebooted the modem once and it's been consistently the same speed all the time. The one thing I do like about VM is that they tell you up front when you'll get your service speed lowered, so you just do everything overnight.
VM TV and landline are a serious rip-off though, so I stuck with Sky for those two.
To borrow from a well known Queensryche song,
"Fighting fire with empty words,
While the banks get fat,
And the poor stay poor.
The rich get rich,
And the Gov gets paid,
To look away as the one percent rules Britannia."
Jesus mate it's no real wonder people see coders as backroom geeks with delusions of grandeur when you spout such utter bollocks it would make Tony Blair say, "Jesus that's a shed load of utter bollocks and I know about spouting utter bollocks!".
Just ordered a Nexus as opposed to the S2, I knew about the audio bug before buying but the more I read as each new piece of news comes out, the more I am beginning to regret maybe not going for the S2 now. Still it's got to be better than the 3 year old iPhone 3G I have, at least I will have more flexibility with Android.
Oh well, the early adopter gets the bugs, to borrow a phrase!
"asteroid collision with Earth could now be less likely"
How exactly? Does this code shift the Earth a few million miles to the left for a bit while said asteroid whizzes past?
So it should read:
"asteroid collision with Earth could now be just as likely but we'll a bloody good idea when it's coming and so you can bend over and kiss your arse goodbye 'cos there's still bugger all we can do to stop it hitting us, we'll just know sooner"!
Oh dear, here we go. Shall we put this next to the other rman-made cockups that went awry?
Da-da-da da-da-da da-da-da daaah-daaah!
Of course you have to try to make that noise through a very small plastic funnel to get the full effect of a crap little 2 inch PC speaker of yesteryear.
100W 14 inch woofer on a 5.1 Surround sound kit, hooked up to a games console? Tch! Kid's today, eh?!
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