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@dcaxax Re: Smells like a flop to me
Maybe so, but please enlighten me how the following:
4.New Director of Quality
5.New Senior Manager Quality Systems
6.New Director of Product Engineering
7.New Director of Software Engineering
8.New Manager Test Engineering
9.New Manager Product Compliance
you think were responsible for messed financials?
It seems to me, as the first poster said, the CEO just fired everyone and will try to sort it out later.
I also believe, quality wise, OCZ was doing what many companies seem to be doing now: don't test too many products on the line, it's expensive. Let the end user test them, and if they are bad, change them.
I have a Hotmail address from before they were bought by MS
Is there something wrong with that?
Re: first step, transparency
Exactly. Maybe then we will have a real phone market. I cannot believe that many phones these days are costing more than tablets, but they are certainly sold for more. E.g. latest iPhone or Samsung are $700. The problem is that the networks have an interest in maintaining these prices high so that they can charge a lot in monthly fees and explain that they have to do it to offset the cost of the phone.
I believe that they pressure the manufacturers of the phones to keep the prices high, or not sell under a specific value. The phone makers are happy to oblige, since they make more money this way. Sounds like collusion to me.
Re: Corrections @Lord Elpuss
You forgot on what site you are. I would stop reading The Reg (the pure facts you can get in many places) if not for the "personal touch" in their articles and for the great community.
Re: Moral of the story... @Longrod_von_Hugendong
Do you believe Google and others like it bring money to Germany? Think again...
Re: Ouch! @EddieD
It would have been nice to happen to all HTC phones. I bought an Amaze 4G in December 2011. It came, of course, locked. I was able, using HTC's site, to get a code to unlock the bootloader so I can install new ROMs, but I did not get S-OFF.
S-OFF came relatively late, probably 6 months (which means ages in mobile) in the life of the phone, and it implies a wire trick, not only messing around with software. See for yourself http://unlimited.io/juopunutbear.htm
I am not even sure if there are more complicated procedures to get S-OFF on any other Android phone.
The fact that it is hard to S-OFF and the method came late made a lot of developers leave the Amaze 4G, and as a consequence the ROM variety is not that great, which is a factor for me when choosing a phone.
The phone hardware is nice, but HTC would have to be light years ahead of everyone next time I will buy a phone to be even considered in my choice. Before I had an HTC/Tmobile G2, which was easier to S-OFF.
I never owned a Samsung, so I can't comment on that.
"The Winnti group turned a dishonest profit through its activities by EITHER looting in-game currencies and selling it for real money." English is not my first language, but I believe an OR should be around there somewhere?
Re: What the hell is with 6 downvotes on streaky's post?
I think you need to check again, there are already some refutes. Streaky will do fine with a 10 x 6 pixels display, it seems. You and him do not understand the interpolation method and other ways of making the image sharper. Someone has explained it already.
Re: Trend and intellectual honesty
Not true. Dell had 5" phone (Streak) way before Samsung. I loved the size, but unfortunately it was not working on the network I am using.
As for 7" tablets, I think the first one of importance is the Blackberry one, but I may be wrong here.
Re: @ t.est The Real Story here...
Right JDX. I was doing pro DTP in the mid '90s and Quark was THE software to use. A true WYSIWYG, application, and was exporting to PS. Plus everything could be done by hotkeys. The best editor ever. I was using it instead of Word, it was that good. I looked for a bit at Illustrator, but it looked like I would be less productive with it, so Quark XPress it was.
The most important...
thing about this drive is missing: price. All other features are surpassed by SSDs. Quiet? An SSD is completely silent. Fast? (SSDs should be 5 times as fast during sustained transfer mode, like when writing... video streams). Low power? An SSD uses less power, maybe not a lot less, but less.
So what's left? Price. Show me the price! Otherwise I don't care about the platter industry, since they gouged us during last year's flood.
Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater Posted Thursday 13th December 2012 04:06 GMT
No, I don't understand. You keep going on and on about what you want, but you don't say WHAT you want. How would a "proper" keyboard look in your mind? The only thing I've got is that you've got big hands (I do as well) so the keys have to be big. Again, I had a BB where the keyboard was smaller than the one in the T-Mobile G2 (as seen here http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/t-mobile-g2-review/) but still easier to type on.
You want 3 rows or 4 rows of keys? Responsiveness? Material?
If you tried the Dell Streak, have you also tried the Samsung Note or Note 2? Way better screen.
Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater
What is your definition of a proper keyboard? I also like phones with physical keyboards, and I was OK with BlackBerries, then I had an HTC/Tmobile G2, where the keyboard was not as good as the BBs, but still better than the virtual ones.
Re: I loved the HP quality...
That's what I was saying. My wife's laptop is only 2 years old, but makes noise like a turbojet engine and exhausts about that much heat. The screen is working, I guess we are lucky, but the keys are faded.
I loved the HP quality...
But I will not forget how my first personal color printer was $5K. I have replaced it after 12 years with a $350 color printer, also from HP, which seems to be working well after 4 years, even if I don't print that much.
What I can't stand is their computers. Inexpensive, but poor quality.
@AC Posted Tuesday 13th November 2012 16:50 GMT
They keep predicting that all the computation will be done on the web/server since 1998. At least that's when I heard it for the first time, it may be even sooner.
Re: Do you remember...
I would have preferred a better example, TVs are actually a domain that is stagnant. After the flat panel "revolution" that took place 5 years ago, there's really nothing new. 3D? No one seems to want that, or what is passed as 3D these days. Even than, I would argue that 98% of the TVs on the market these days are actually Chinese products, just try to find one that says "Made in Japan". Out of the total cost (for the manufacturer) of the product, the vast majority is spent in components and labor.
I think that the forefront of technology is the software. And this is where US has the lead, even if it looks like they try to kill that too by farming it overseas.
There's not going to be any confusion
Because no one will buy Windows 8, right? :)
Do you remember...
The books from the '80s that were saying that in 10 years Japan will pass America as the leader in technology? How that happened... I am very skeptical regarding these "reports"... No one knows the future. Will there be change? Yes. What that change will be? No one knows, including these "analysts". If they had any ideas, they would be implementing them, not running statistics...
Good one, have a beer!
@keithpeter Posted Monday 24th September 2012 10:55 GMT
Apple should do that, they are guiltier that the rest of the companies because they make a lot of money out of each product.
If a phone costs $200 to make in China and $300 in US, the companies that are selling phones for $250 won't be able to make them in US, but Apple could afford that.
Re: I smell fail @JDX Posted Tuesday 18th September 2012 20:56 GMT JDX
I know, but in my experience won't happen immediately after launch. I have a feeling I WILL get a Windows 8 tablet, just not this year. I missed the Touchpad firesale, but I just got a BlackBerry Playbook 32GB for $120. I would not have paid full price on it, but at that price I found it very attractive.
I smell fail
I was waiting for Windows 8 to see if the tablet prices will go down, and maybe contemplating a Windows 8 (RT) tablet. Oh noes, I won't pay more for Windows though. It seems that the Transformer Infinity will be my next tablet, if no one comes with a 12" tablet reasonably priced.
Microsoft should understand that if they want to compete in tablets, they are the underdog, and they have nothing that would entice me to switch from Android except price.
Not enough price differentiation for this tablet. I am watching the tablet market looking for a replacement for my original Transformer (my wife gets it :) ). I like the Transformer Infinity, which here in Canada is $500. The Acer A700 is $450. So basically for $50 more (10%) you get a nicer screen and the ability to add a keyboard later. If I would be to spend that much, I might as well get the Asus.
One hour? That's a long time...
You should see how fast the Playbooks sold here in Canada today... Walmart has a sale: PB 16 GB for $99, 32 GB for $118. The stores are opening at 7:00 AM. I make a huge effort to get out of bed by 7:00 AM, and I am in front of the store at 7:15 AM (I live really close). They were sold out, it seems some people queued up and got the 50 or so they had in stock. All sold within 5 minutes. No headlines in the news though.
Plus the fact that now the SSD are actually pretty affordable. A 128 GB drive for less than $90 is not bad.
Re: Dell Killer
HP's online store is terrible. I just ordered another server from Dell because they have the configurator in there and I don't have to wait for sales reps to get me quotes and stuff like that. When HP's online store will work I will consider them. It still blows my mind how a company with HPs resources cannot get together such a (relatively) simple task like creating an online store that works.
Re: am I feeding the troll if the troll wrote the article?
Overall I agree with your post, but you knew how to use the iPod because you had similar devices before or you have seen other people using it. Even Apple's interface is something that has to be learn. Is it easier to learn that other UIs? Sure. But it's not something that you don't need to get familiar with.
Re: "Cupertino idiot-tax giant"
So correct. Same for hard drives in Dell servers. The garden variety of 500 GB, 7200 rpm SATA drive can be had for $70 everywhere, except when it's added to a Dell server, where it's $250. Hey Reg, when can I see an article about the Dell tax?
I could not care less, but 1) you cannot order a Dell server without a hard drive, and 2) to get any hard RAID controller, you have to buy at least 2 drives. Thank $deity that Dell does not know that I want to use 8 drives in that machine, otherwise I would have paid double for an entry level server.
Re: Insurance with 'computer monitored driving'
@AC 21:05 GMT
How many accidents did grannies cause because they are driving too slow for the flow of traffic and other drivers have to change lanes to go around them? Or when they go on the opposite lanes on a highway because they are confused? No one counts that. It's always speed that is the problem, never the ability of the driver. Sheeple...
Re: I've faced this dilemma myself
PCI-DSS allows you to store the first 4 and last 4 digits of the card number. Asking for the first 4 makes more sense, as most of the receipts printed by point of sales are showing the last 4.
@AC Posted Friday 27th July 2012 17:08 GMT
You have no idea. If the person is filing for a chargeback, the bank will bill the merchant. The banks don't pay. Period.
Re: How to lose the trust of your current customers @Adrian 4
It's not exactly the same thing with Android. Yes, most older and cheaper phones will not see ICS from either the phone manufacturer or the network, but if sold in enough numbers may be of interest to third party developers, see xda-developers.com and ICS on HTC Desire Z, a really old phone by now. If the user is not technical enough to root and upgrade themselves, many people can do it for them for a few bucks.
Compare this to upgrading WP7 to WP8. It will never be possible, for love or money.
Re: Airbags @TeeCee
Technically it's not a CANbus problem, more like bad programming on the car manufacturer's part. We use CANbus in a non-automobile application and find it just fine.
The only good thing Apple really did with the iPhone
was to smash the carrier control over the phone software, ending the days of the feature phones. Apple liberated the phone. The UI gimmicks, "slide to unlock" and so on, big deal.
There is one thing to use Google or Bing Maps like an old fashioned map, and a completely different one to take pictures of each home or building.
<<Despite the piddly little motor, the Up can get quite a move on. The 0-62mph sprint is dispatched in 13.2 seconds>>
0 to 100 km/h in 13.2 is truck territory. Where's the fun when all other cars are passing you by, even if that wiper motor that passes as an engine in this car is screaming (whining?) at full speed.
VW makes a really economical car that is actually useful: Passat Diesel.
@Neil Barnes Re: Given that the killer application on these things is surely Skype
Why would it not work on the Acer, it works fine on my Transformer, so it can't be ICS. If it's a crazy driver or something then ask Acer to fix it.
Re: can you see the difference?
Maybe the problem is your printer? Maybe it's physical resolution is 300 dpi and it interpolates anything higher.
Or maybe the problem is your images resolution. If you print small (size wise) images they are going to look like cr*p even on the nicest dye sub printer.
Re: I don't get the point of this
Don't worry about the GPUs in the desktop or mobile PCs, they can deal with high resolutions quite fine in 2D and have plenty of RAM. An entry level integrated card with 64 MB of RAM can deal with 4000 x 4000 resolutions even triple buffering.
The 3D games will scale, that means, using 4 screen pixels for one game pixel. Not a problem.
This high res screens mean progress. You may not see the point, but I am literally seeing it on today's low res screens.
@ Derk Monday 7th May 2012 20:43 GMT
You are doing it wrong :)
Forget the house, you need something like a small hothouse. The methane supposedly traps the sun's heat. Then you need a small pond - water has to come from somewhere, and you may fell the need of bathing from time to time.
@JustNiz Friday 4th May 2012 21:05 GMT
The studios do not want people to stop renting or buying optical media, either DVD or BD. They actually want people to rent and buy MORE optical media. That's where they are making their money. Everyone else on the Reg is saying how MPAA tries to stop progress by not allowing online distribution.
This is only Microsoft's move to cut their costs.
No physical keyboard?
They better put one in, otherwise who would want one of these phones?
Re: Ughh... Still shudder when I recall those days
Ha ha, exactly. I started coding a submarine simulator in assembler on Z80 on a Spectrum copy because Basic was too slow and too big. LD A, 64... I ran out of that 42 KB of memory anyway, but I remember that I had removed some code from the BIOS (first 16K) and overwritten it with my code. I could have given an arm for an extension to 128 KB, but by the time I could afford it, a 286 became affordable as well, so I went to 16 bit :)