1558 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
£200 is cheap for a computer!
I agree that people have more pressing concerns than updating their computers these days but laptops still fail. The solution for your average end user (i.e. not Reg readers) is buy a new one.
I fancy Asus to make a real go of this - to be Android's iKiller. It'll need to be as good and much cheaper. It can and will be done - and I'll still want a keyboard ;o)
Wasn't the first time and it sure won't be the last
Newscorp weren't the first media company to spaff silly money over a social network and I doubt they'll be the last. New social networks are popping up at a crazy rate (connect.me, dabble.in, maybe others this month - AFAIK - alone) ready to part fools and their money.
Bubble 2.0 is under way, folks!
It's aimed at a different market
We're not all hardcore gamers though. Those are the sorts of games I like* :something I can pick up for 20 minutes, dick about with, then go and do something else.
* a shame as I own a PS3 that does nothing more than regular iPlayer and the very occassional Tetris.
...losing your Omega will feel like an upgrade.
sun.com has been such a contstant. It's been my "test the connection" URL for 15 years.
I expect that Zune's back in the list of trademarks to be reused. Somewhere below Clippy* and MS Bob*.
* may not have been trademarked. Meh.
Coming up after the break: Sinclair pulls plug on QL, C5 also at risk.
You wouldn't steal a car...
I would if I could download it.
It's a perfectly cromulent term. You just need to embiggen your word repository.
Use whichever's appropriate
Am I missing someting here?
If it can't wait, phone; if it can, email.
If it's some new instruction and you need to have no excuses from that feckless techie who never does his job, email and keep the read-receipts.
30% idiot tax
Well worth it as another excuse to wave their bloody phones about.
As I read it, the article makes it clear it's the Iranian loony govt rather than the Iranian people that have come up with this nonsense.
They should buy new shiny.
Damnit! Where's my coffee?
Private Finnance Initiative.
Dull facts aside, I prefer yours.
Maybe Reg could rewrite the headline: "Dim survey authors believe everything piss-taking Brits tell them"
Vulture I vs Vulture 1
If that's their game, it's the spaceplane equivalent of Basil Fawlty's "it's a semi-tone higher!"
Hopefully one with better wheels than the trolleys I'm used to down Sainsbury's.
Vulture 2? As in the successor to Vulture 1? So where does the Playmonaut sit?
Wahoo! (was yeehaw)
Sorry for the "me too" but I have to express my delight at the thought of never mistakenly clicking on Expert Sexchange ever again. Bye bye you utter scumbags!
For any purpose not related to the proceedings
We're talking Angry Birds here aren't we?
That'll be fun
...when it makes it out to the provinces. Speaking for myself: if I'm lost it's usually somewhere where I don't want to pull out an Android, lest it get nicked.
"Target them with ads for anti-depressants?"
God that's depressingly likely. (+1)
Having just made a sarky "progress" remark at fancy new digital billboards, this genuinely does strike me as a step forward. Good luck with this, Germans!
A whole new advertising paradigm! That I can ignore.
Mr Knocked One Up In A Few Hours's site would've performed even worse on launch day. Bedroom coders knocking things up are not the same as creating scaleable web apps.*
* I'll concede that this wasn't a scaleable web app either after the launch day fiasco but you know what I mean...
More bribes. Don't forget more bribes.
You're right, it doesn't
BUT just because we don't have all the answers doesn't mean religions aren't a load of arsewater.
We grew up to become people who recognise shite when we see it.
I'm glad your son likes it but I can't agree.
It's spelled "eke", but I like "eek" better.
Re: Comments enabled?
[points up] Some of us can do more than carp anonymously.
Surely it should go a little like this:
J Ass: "I've not been charged with anything"
Court: "Oh righto, on your way then"
"Manning is a dumb shite..."
That's very true.
Unfortunately us.mil seem intent on making an example of this dumb shite. He's already on suicide watch (as reported by El Reg). This seems little more than an attempt to break his spirit than to prevent him topping himself.
I really hope they don't execute this poor bastard but I fear they will.
Prob best to wait
If the US military does end up murdering Bradley Manning this could be a very different movie.
There'll always be some content that Auntie's not licenced to show outside the UK. But you will get a rake of top quality content for a tenner.
If I lived abroad, I'd cough up for it if my local connection was up to the job (and they did an Android version).
If Wikileaks had any oil you could guarantee they'd have imagined some weapons of mass destruction invaded them by now.
Re: That's a very interesting quote
It's an excellent quote. It's from 1984; that book that was once a warning and now is a template for Western government.
Luckily Application X is likely to be a complete load of monkey kronk so if it asks too much, you're not really missing out by not installing it.
I don't think I've got a single app on FB and that means is my wall's less clogged up with crap. Well that and a consistent "see and app, block an app" approach...
Re: bunch of w*****s
Lord Prescott is rubbish as well.
Now take that look off your face; if the wind changes it'll stay like that.
There's talk to an advertising ban for fast food. I think they should allow it but only show fat people in the adverts.
That looks like really good value for taking on hols if you fear having your smartphone nicked or aren't sure you'll be able to charge it up every night.
It's a nice buzzword to throw around.
It genuinely does make a difference at the dev team level. As for stopping IT project failure? Stop moving goalposts and stop civil servants jumping ship so often that there's no accountability.
...if you're up to no good, get an SSD
They are already
"Is your car modified in any way (including wheels)?"
My 2p: I don't think I've ever used "it's political correctness gone mad" without taking the piss before. Gender's a genuine indicator of risk and this change will be another excuse for the insurance cartel to dick us all.
Oh the irony
How very dare you publish an article as "Team Register"!
Here it is. No, no, my shout.
It's called having an opinion. Now how about stopping being an AC and playing nicely?
Oh come on!
I enjoy bitching about Apple as much as the next commentard but a new version of a popular OS is news. No, really it is.
Sensible and reasonable readers
I get the impression that a lot of Guardian readers troll the Mail fora (and vice versa).
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