1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
Imagine the thousands of ways you can hold this one wrong!
Calm down dear
Maybe the author was just using the iPhone as an e-x-am-ple (and one that scans better than "iPhone/Android/Windows phone/Blackberry/other").
Why I say that
It's true there are users who'll buy Apple no matter what and those that buy what works. I'd say they are the two extremes in this market. In between are the majority of folks who assume a tablet computer is called an "iPad", an MP3 player is called an "iPod" and assume other devices in those categories are knock-offs. Hence my saying they need to be better or cheaper than Apple (ideally both)
The success of the iPad had made this an interesting market. For the majority of *Pad buyers (Apple-phobes aside), Android offerings need iPad-like performance for less or cost signifiantly less to have a chance. Expect a lot more vague claims about performance and read the reviews carefully.
Me? I'm just glad I'm not an early adopter!
This is the future of shopping isn't it?
Soon buying a pair of kecks will be as much of a pain in the balls as buying a train ticket.
I'm sure it's fun if you like shopping, chase bargains and whatever. Those of us that value our free time a little more are going to end up getting fleeced.
Apple survived because MORONS exist
It's an easy mistake to make.
Good progress boffins. Now how do we stick a polarisation gratings to a shark?
Game to Fillum
The genre sucks huge ones but you've got to admire their persistennce.
"One day my boy we'll do a game adaptation that doesn't stink!"
Paris because she sucks big oh what's the use?
Not all cuts are bad
Here's a spending cut we can all support.
I suspect most of my neighbours would chip in to buy local plod a quieter heilcopter. Then maybe we'd get some sleep
Not a time for cynicism...
Cynicism no. Sketicism always!
Just what the fanbois would want. More location-based fun and games.
Compared to this lot, even the Fritzls look sane
I agree, but
"authorities should have free access to anything they want" is indeed the regime we now live under but these are anything but I'd not describe it as "liberal".
Not voting at all is effectively a vote for all.
"Why indeed, when Walgreens is famous for its extensive of goods, from cosmetics and pharmacueticals to general hardware."
I think you something there.
No need to publish my nitpicking.
Good call. I paid £200 for a T43 last October and it's been solid as a rock.
They might be dicks
But that doesn't mean they're wrong.
Rugby players' laps? What about the rest of us?
Good luck fellas
I'm hugely envious of the generation that saw man land on the moon and would love to live to see the day our species sets foot on another planet.
Won't somebody think of the English Language!
Loving the pedantry on this thread!
(FWIW I'm with the "destroy a large proportion of..." crowd).
For those still working in Iraq, Angry Kurds
Mine's the one with... ah what's the use?
Come on web developers. Who hasn't claimed a DDOS was at fault for that shonky code you knocked out at 4 o'clock on a sunny Friday?
Well maybe not so sunny in Scotland.
Father Ted and Dougal
Down with that sort of thing.
Prob just the horns would be enough
He doesn't have many fans on here (writers or we commentards). No need for a halo.
In honour of Reg's April Fools story, could we have an iPhone iCon for wankers?
This weekend I'll watch The Hand of Fear, raise a glass and probably shed a few tears. What a terrible shame.
Two people using the site at the same time more like. Awful thing that it is!
I'm a staunch Republican and still want the day off.
Re: Is there no escape
Yes. I'll be sitting in a beer garden with a load of other people who don't give a rat's arse about the latest round of the royal circus. It'll be lovely!
Horses for courses
I own a high-end compact that I'd never give up for a smartphone camera but the phone's more than adequate for snapping mates titting around in the pub.
"it does nothing but offer up a worthless survey"
Not quite. It also shows you up as a bit too concerned how many followers you've got.
If she wants to scam some loaded inbreds good luck to her. Maybe hers will be the scandal to rid of these talentless bastards once and for all.
For another £3.60 a month you could go with Demon. You rarely need their support but when you do you tend to get someone who knows what they're talking about*
* or when I last called them, probably 4 years ago
It's not a superiority complex
DSG staff _are_ typically clueless and too keen to push rip-off warranties.
That your experience in another country is different is no huge surprise.
For Tesco, substitute Amazon
...and you have my gadget-buying down to a tee. IIRC the last thing I bought from Dixons was a portable cassette player
'"Remixing our culture" my arse'
Just because this tool has vomited a load of buzzwords all over his book cover does not mean we're past it. It just means it's another breathless technology fanboi book we can safely not bother reading.
@sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
Appropriate that I've earned a keyboard upgrade this very lunchtime
In the future, yes
For now if you can't afford to run a petrol car you certainly can't afford a £20k+ for a small hatchback.
Reading email != reading books
Your answer doesn't give any indication that you read books. I don't say that to insult you, just wondering if your experiences of reading and mine are the same.
When I read a book for pleasure (or for work for that matter) I want to completely switch off from the outside world. That means no telly, no phone, no radio and certainly no adverts or user generated crap in *my* book.
Get this right Amazon. I'm tempted by the Kindle but will be easily put off.
"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."
Really? And there was me thinking he designed some computers and gadgets.
£600 and a stylus?
No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.
They want the United Arab Emirates as the first customer outside Europe? Well full marks for chasing the money. Marks off for targetting a place as "petrol on yer cornflakes" as Texas.
It's not all bad: defeinitely the prettiest minibus I've ever seen.
The interface is, as you say, clunky but I've wasted many happy hours on this. I love it!
Definitely one for the old farts like us who remember making things out of proper blocks. If only 7-year-old me had had the infinite bucket-o-blocks you get with LDD.
I think it's this rule
"We'll fuck about with anyone we feel is a competitive threat or makes our own products look bad."
"gives the impression of being able to sit on our arses and ignore the need for cleaner energy supplies in the meanwhile." True but I'd rather that than blackouts/energy wars*
* well energy wars in addition to those we're already fighting
As if living in Milton Keynes wasn't bad enough to begin with.
The author's name: Richard Chirgwin?
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