1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
Re: Were you expecting...
I've used an NFC barclays card once to buy lunch in Pret. It wasn't mine, it was a colleague's who owed me lunch, so instead of getting it for me he gave me his card and paid with that.
And the ease with which i was able to spend someone else's money convinced me not to ever use mine. I'm sticking to my other current account who's card doesn't have any NFC malarkey. Happy to use a phone that doesn't have it either!
they will be when Anna gets around to writing and posting this exact same story
Re: No answer for 1m Android activations every day then..
because the activation itself generates so much money, much more than apps or messages or any of the other stats, right?
activations just show a phone has been enabled, that's half the story. if there's 900,000 activations, but 1,000,000 old phone go silent every day, that's a totally different statistic.
But knowing the number of people that are using a platform to purchase apps and use features, that's a statistic that a developer wants to know. it's useless to a dev if 900,000 phones are activated but none of them download an app, or just re-download it because they purchased it for their old phone.
LPs make good ranged weaponry, although aiming can be an issue. (Dire Straits and the Batman Soundtrack, not Purple Rain or the Stone Roses)
Also, the humble Swingball set can be put to great use - assuming you utilise the correct end.
Re: Mmmm, Hollow Point Zombie Bullets..... The cure to "Bath Salt" zombies everywhere.
Rule #2: Double-tap
Re: Google 20% time projects
GMail is just the only one that the general public are likely to be aware of?
Like... to be notified of further updates.....
So, you have to "Like" the announcement that they've steamrollered over everyone's opinions, in order to be told about the next time they plan to ignore public opinion.
What's the betting that they then turn around and say "Well we have 3 million likes, so obviously people agree with us!"
Shouldn't there be an "Ah haa!" at the end of that subtitle??
I believe the song suggests:
"Chips, cheese, curry makes you feel brand new /
Washed down with a Special Brew..."
but maybe that only applies in Newport?
so no news then really
but he warned that he could still change his mind and allow the trial to go ahead
So basically, what he's said nets to zero. The trial may happen, or it may not, he'll tell us in another weeks time.
Sounds more like the judge is looking for more time because he hasn't done his homework on time and also looking to get his name mentioned several thousand times in the press and the blogs.
So now you're saying it is Foxconn who are rebranding their own kit??
god I loved this game! it wasn't just the gameplay, it was the depth of the story, that you got in dribs and drabs though the terminals. it was almost a cinematic experience. there aren't many games these days that offer that depth of back story.
flash baked in? so adverts unavoidable?
So Flash is baked in to IE now, and because IE is going to be plug-in free, does that mean there's no way to use something like Ad-Block to avoid adverts?
Or is there a type of non-plug-in plug-in that we'll be able to use?
doomed to fail?
I don't understand how Intel expect to increase the uptake of Ultrabooks by forcing the manufacturers to include more, new tech.
That's going to be expensive and so force the manufacturers to keep the prices high. Surely the best way to gain market share, if that's their ambition, is to allow the prices to come down and to start approaching normal laptop prices. and then, when people are buying ultrabooks in large volumes, it will be natural for these extra features to be included at an additional cost. But you need the lower end ones too if you want the product to move out of the niche market of those of us who value the lightweight portability over the price.
Mr Pink, is that you?
Re: Big Smile
I think we all crapped ourselves when that T-Rex appeared! As you say, looks quite tame now, but I can still remember the blind terror as I panicked, back-flipping down the valley with the finger held firmly on the fire button until the ammo ran out.
Can't view the trailer here at work - is this the one where she's in a tunnel/mine and there's lots of "push  to avoid falling rocks" "push X to dodge exploding barrels" etc. Which I thought was a shame - while fun in God of War, it's not a game mechanic that I think the Tomb Raider series needs. Much preferred it in the original few where I was responsible for triggering the cool stunts and near misses, not following some pre-designed path and timing.
why not stored in the cloud?
You mean I'm going to have to ensure my home desktop remains running and online all the time that I'm away from home, in case I want to pick up a photo that's on it?
Far easier not to bother with SkyDrive and just make sure to sync any pictures I think I'm likely to want on my phone before I go away.
Besides, upload speed from home isn't going to be particularly fast. That fine when syncing with a cloud in the background, but when wanting to view the photo on demand, I'm going to be left waiting.
I've long suspected that MS don't see the focus-stealing as a problem, but more of a feature. It seems I'm correct and Metro is their next evolutionary step in developing this feature.
The industry is clearly going towards download distribution. Removes the costs of manufacture and physical distribution, kills the pre-owned games market.
Plus, from a consumer view point, faster loading times and no longer boxes and boxes in storage full of old games that i'll never get around to playing again anyway
It's a damn sound strategy. And now there's clear legal precedence, so it can't fail, can it? (all my legal knowledge comes from watching Harry's Law and Boston Legal...)
I just need to find someone's five year old to borrow while I make a series of outrageously risky trades and bets.
Re: Headphone jack at the bottom?
Not so surprising - they've done it before with iPod nanos, switched the location.
Plus, wouldn't a headphone jack at the bottom make a lot more sense? if you are using the headphones and the microphone on them, then when you hold the phone out in front of you while talking, the jack would be towards you, instead of dangling out in front.
Quotes from the article:
boxes of the HTC One X and the Evo 4G LTE were warehoused
the launch of the Evo was stalled
The delay was enough to spook investors a bit
To me, that doesn't exactly sound like "powerless" or that the ban was "useless"
Looks like they got exactly what they aiming for really.
Re: Lewis biased, again
Er? are you sure you've parsed the sentences correctly?
lets say (by turning the sentence components into variables in a highly unsound scientific manner):
A = communication strategy
B = sound scientific information
C = other information outside of 'sound scientific' Venn diagram bubble = !B
D = good result
" ... A communication strategy that focuses only on transmission of sound scientific information, our results suggest, is unlikely to do that. "
So A + B != D
or another way A + (!C) != D
Because B is a small subset and C is everything else that is not in that subset, we can infer
A + C = D (since A cannot change state and D has only two possible states it can be in, good or bad)
which is A + !B = D
Lewis states "thus it is....that the us government should seek to fund a communication stategy...which is not focussed on sound scientific information"
So this is A + (!B) = D
seems to make sense to me.
copy & paste? you do know you're reading The Register don't you?
Is there any chance that the phone when it's released will have the same size bevel as that screen she's holding?
now that my telly has a near invisible bevel around the edge, i find myself longing for borderless images, from the phone, to laptop, advertising billboards at my train station.
A phone with an edge-to-edge screen would be fantastic. And would look great at this resolution too.
clears the way?
No more fondling those slabs fanbois, you'll be jabbing them.
You're saying these are going into production and will be available soon, or included with the next iPad and iPhones?
Because it's not like Apple have past form for patenting an idea and then not producing the product is it?
Re: Deja vu from recent Reg headlines
never let it be said that El Reg doesn't know how to bear a grudge against someone, even after they've died
Re: Well ...
question on a wifi scanner? these give you a list of all the wifi networks nearby that are broadcasting their SSIDs? is that different than the list of wifi networks that show up in the wifi settings screen? or does it allow you to try and crack their passwords or something?
Re: Was looking forward to it but the hype has put me off...
the aim-assist locks you on for a body shot, you still have to manually aim to get the headshot. and bodyshots use up a ton of ammo, so headshots are the only real option, making the aim-assist quite redundant anyway.
The /real/ problem with this game...
...is that I've been playing it for an hour each night since Tuesday, and so far I haven't seen a single TV showing me the on-going Adventures Of Captain Baseball Bat Boy damnit!
These are the small touches that are missing from the game so far that means it's almost, but not quite, as good as the original. It'd be like playing a GTA game without Lazlo on a radio station.
(unless, of course, they have an episode of Lords & Ladies playing on a radio later on in the game, in which case please ignore this whole post)
Where's the El Reg Top Ten... Jailbreak apps ?
I've JB'd my iOS devices at various times over the years, to see what all the fuss was about.
But each time, I've never found anything on the other side of the garden wall that was sufficiently amazing, or consistently stable enough to warrant all the effort.
I assume I'm just not finding the amazing software that's out there which drives everyone's burning desire to jailbreak
Re: That's not Max Payne!
actually - Max Payne looked like Sam Lake in the first game.
But in MP2 he looks like Timothy Gibbs.
And in MP3 he looks like James McCaffrey.
So it's not lame. It's entirely in keeping with the tradition of the game.
Should have realised before
Didn't they do any stats beforehand to realise that no one likes the ads and no one clicks on them?
Or did they just hope that for some reason, after the IPO, we'd all have a change of heart?
Re: What adverts?
I don't. I access the site via m.theregister.co.uk
But that is more because with the adverts, it's blatantly obvious to passers-by in the office that I'm reading a website.
The plain layout of the mobile site is perhaps a little less obvious that I'm not doing the work I should be doing. Just need to override the CSS that puts the big splashes of red at the top and bottom and then I can fully pretend I'm busy reading TPS reports....
From home I access the normal site though, so I'm not depriving El Reg of their income too much :)