62 posts • joined Monday 27th October 2008 15:11 GMT
Ok - so now fix the app store model.
Remove the hurdles to devs to create apps and the Windows 8 thing might succeed. (E.g. remove the iOs-style pay to play and switch to an android-style free to innovate on your device.)
3:30 for the impatient
I am reminded of the story of the group of men in blindfolds who were presented with an elephant and asked to identity it.
Next I would like them to investigate...
Whether you can really see further by standing on the shoulders of giants.
I'm looking forward to...
"presents a terrible threat to a lot of American jobs"
Short-term maybe. But if this opens up a new stream of technology and a new competitive market then long-term it will be massively jobs-generating.
I agree with Steve
As one who has 'taken the risk and failed' I still wholeheartedly agree that people should take risks and be willing to fail.
The commercial landscape, especially the tech sector, understands that taking risks and failing is not the same as making mistakes.
"browsing applications categorised in a tree structure"
I'm no Apple fan, and have a Galaxy S myself, but a patent on a tree structure?
Whoever issued this patent needs to actually sit at computer before just putting the piece of paper into the 'accept' pile.
"The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch and maintain the status quo"
Forward thinking tech firm?
The current generation of smart phones is not the end game. They may make a lot of money now, but there are uncountable leaps of innovation still to be made.
Start making those leaps instead of trying to stagnate the market.
Hospital data boob
So this isn't some new form of wearable storage device?
More of this type of teaching.
Cost of water...
So 8,000,000gal = $28,500.00
Meaning that 1,000gal = $3.56
Why are my water bills so high?
Be sure to buy two..
As the first one will probably go caput within 6 months and you'll need the spares.
So don't tell the press the plot
Like most people I don't like spoilers, but an easy solution is to not tell the press the plot in the launch parties.
And get rid of all the spoilers for next weeks episode that are tacked in before the credits while you are at it - these just give to whole plot away.
I waited for Windows 7 mobile before buying a phone, then bought an Android. Rightly or wrongly I perceive W7M as too closed - too like Apple. Not what I was expecting from Microsoft.
I do most of my coding in .Net so was hoping to easily jump to this platform, but the closedness made me choose to learn Java (which is pretty simple for any other .Netters out there) instead of be locked in.
I see that although SOFTWARE ENGINEER came in at number 2, COMPUTER PROGRAMMER only comes in at number 34.
I must be wrong not buying in to the typical management line that "we'll just change your job title rather than give you any salary increase."
Not a valid claim
Although I am no lawyer, and I am a big fan of PKD. I don't think this claim is valid.
As I understand it you do not get trademark rights on names / etc. from the publication of a single book - as this does not constitue a 'source' but as a single work (unlike e.g. Lord of the Rings books or the Harry Potter series of books - which are seen as a source). And you don't get them if you haven't applied for them either.
It is 900GeV.
Each of the speeding hadrons has 450GeV. When they collide they annihilate each other freeing up the 900GeV to create all the short-lived particles which are seen in the event diagrams.
Are you sure you're not angrious?
Another movie idea...
Bloke wakes up in the morning goes to buy a coffee and reaches for his wallet but all he has for a hand is a semi-circular plastic hook. He's confused and embarrassed and rightly so because the girl - who looks like she is made out of plastic - reaches across the counter and says: "How you gonna pay for a coffee with hands like that?" Bloke looks in the mirror and finds he is also made out of plastic. In fact he has just woken up in Playmobil City.
It has all the sights - plastic clip on hairdo's, plastic hats, fixed inane grins, Optimus Prime appearing to cause havoc.
Not sure I'd buy one.
I've got the whole laptop hooked up to TV thing. Once you have your IE favorites and desktop toolbar set up, then all you really need is a wireless mouse - and optical mice work fine for me on chair armrests or even your knee.
Typing is a little fiddly, but with remembered IE's passwords it's easy to get on to streamed sites such as lovefilm and skyplayer. And Vista already includes an on-screen keyboard as an accessibility option. Turning down the screen resolution helps too when navigating around - while not affecting full-screened video playback.
A bad call for many reasons..
1. Ok, so saving them may be eating up conservation cash. But if they are left to become extinct, then this undermines the conservation effort in general. So people may become dis-illusioned with it ("can't even save the Panda") and so in the long run there will be less conservation cash to go around.
2. Letting a species become extinct is a one-way choice. If it turns out to be wrong in the future, there is no going back.
3. Panda's may not be that great at storing fat to hibernate, but as they eat low-calorie foodstuff and manage to survive, they may have adaptations that are unique and identifiable in terms of efficient energy utilisation. If so, understanding these may be a valuable resource for us humans.
As they are created by local craftsmen, surely there will be some value in these pieces in the future. They will become the new antiques.
Where's my wallet....
Load of rubbish
I tried with the volume up answering questions, failed by -2
Tried with the volume down, just tapping space, failed by -1.
Missed the 'obvious thing' both times, even though in the second I knew it was coming up.
This test proved nothing about texting.
Tried it for a day
Well, I tried Ask for a day and came up with two observations:
1) Its results were not as comprehensive as google, I got better results on at least one search when nothing relevant was found via Ask.
2) The branding gets in the way. I do not want to be distracted by cartoon characters or highly stylised buttons / boxes when searching - I want the branding to be practically ignorable (I am not going to the site to get a branding-fix). If it has to be branded, then do that in the results page, not the query page.
So it is back to google for me.
Agree - C# should (if anything) be lumped with Java as a 'runtime targeted' language
Disagree - I currently use C# as a from-scratch language (e.g. to create Windows Services / GUI-based applications). API use and windowing (WPF/XAML) is far better in C# than C/C++ (Win32/etc).
Wait a few years....
Taking these actions may be popular in drawing in 'group-think' voters. But we do not understand the full dynamics of the ecosystem to even make valid predictions about what will occur.
I would give it a few years, as in all likelihood all the climate models of today will be thrown out by then as 'naive'.
Of course if you just want to spend some cash on something that feels nice to do - give it a whirl. It is unlikely that any human endeavour will have a significant impact without a huge investment. But be prepared to write off all that cash 5 years down the line.
Here is my entry:
These were my initial thougts, but a quick google for the two products and you can see they are very similar (if not identical).
"We couldn't possibly comment"
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