2159 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: not the end
i thought the whole point was that the Mayans took digits away from a date, and thereby the 21st Dec 2012 is actually day 0. it's a mathematical exercise to get to day -1, but is such a thing possible in physics?
you mean it's coming through the middle of the sun?
What's the more likely?
1) The world is going to end and NASA know this to be true, and a public message to advise us all to spend the next 4 weeks kissing our backsides goodbye
2) The world is going to end and NASA know this to be true, but they issue a public message anyway to tell us all it's not going to happen, thereby avoiding 4 weeks of chaos as mankind descends into hell, rioters taking to the streets, wide spread looting, law and order breaking down, mob rule taking over as no one bothers to go to work and many people dying horribly?
Re: Is the only difference between the models the storage amount?
because Anna doesn't have an axe to grind against Dell?
or perhaps because none of us would have been at all inclined to read it?
Re: Let me add to the chorus of comparison FAIL chanters
The actual difference (inc VAT, not the fabricated different they report in news sites like this) for the 3G was about 30 quid I think. or was it the MacBook Air that I was pricing up a couple of years ago?
So seems to be a standard figure that Apple add on to cover shipping or admin or whatever. But i don't think it's changed much in the last few years, which, with inflation, makes it a good thing as it's getting cheaper in real world terms.
I don't think people do it every time a new model comes out.
More likely it is every other time because they are still on the two year contract from the previous phone. When that contract is up, and the new phone comes out, you take advantage of the upgrade offer to get the phone cheap and lock you in for the next two years. But there's sufficient enough people on the anti-cycle that are in the middle of their contract at that point.
At least, that's the way I do it. I wouldn't be so presumptuous to presume that I'm unique in this approach.
i'm not sure i even have a wall in my lounge that's big enough to fit an 84 inch telly on, even if my bank account was 100x better off than it currently is
i'm liking it
i really like the artists/album view thing - most especially on the Movies and TV Shows tabs. Nice to be able to see all the key details from the ID3 tags displayed at a glance instead of having cmd-i to see it.
there's a bug on the device sync screens where it tries to size the group box on the left with the item box on the right. So when you have some TV Shows, and some of them have a LOT of episodes, scrolling around to see shows further down the list gets interesting. Surprising really, scroll boxes in OS X are usually independent of each other and respond to where the mouse is hovering, not the window it is in, so perhaps it's the bug they've been trying to fix all month long.
Re: Colour me unimpressed
wierd - cos a quick google suggests that 10% of the population are allergic to rice. so by that comparison, wheat is the better option.
feed the world!
let them know it's christmas time!
win7 : not dead yet
Our corporation will be upgrading from XP to Win7 at some point next year.
I doubt we'll see Win8 here for many years
Re: Buy yourself out
that's brilliant! i'm so going to try that next week!
no women, no kids
An SIS/MI6 spokeswoman said the advert was fake
well, they would say that, wouldn't they?
Re: I always wondered...
from what i've seen by watching lots of shows on Alibi, lycra is very much NOT the preferred clothing material of the criminal classes.
possibly, that explains why joggers wear it. the only reason i'd ever wear the stuff was out of fear of being mauled by a police alsatian if i wore normal clothes.
this is news?
it's no different than any other year
Re: Why not...
but but but HUGE frikken dreadnought spaceships! i'd love to see those on the cinema screen.
but also, Zahn's triology don't take place long enough afterwards, do they? Luke and Han and Leia aren't as old as their actors are right now.
Re: I wonder...
would it not make more sense to put the TV in the games console?
the games console market is already established. all those hoards of xbox owners are mostly guaranteed to upgrade to the new version anyway - but why should they then also buy another product to connect to the tv in order to stream video?
Hitachi have had 4tb usb drives out for a while - they're about 180 quid on amazon, i've bought 3, although 1 did fail.
i thought it was Google that was all about the Segways wasn't it?
in that last sentence, it sounds like it would have been easier to list the things that are right about Here than list the things that need fixing. i'll stick with Maps for the time being then, thanks.
Re: Wrong Luton
are you sure you're spelling Luton right? it gets it right for me every time i've tried.
Is Here really such an obvious choice? Considering I drive in London perhaps once a year and the rest of the time I use a map app it's usually because I'm driving down b roads and country lanes in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire? (which, btw, Apple's Maps app handles perfectly well).
Or was this whole article just trolling?
Re: Yeah right..
methinks he doth protest his innocence too much
Re: Theories about why this is happening
Well, it's almost only a month to go until the end of the Mayan calendar....
Got to expect some ill portents to start portending about now.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
a downvote? really? on a friday of all things?
it's all but mandatory that someone makes that quote in this situation, i was going to myself if i hadn't been beaten to it.
or, did you think it was a serious suggestion??
Re: Apple TV 2
when they say AppleTV in this article, they mean 30" flat screen LCDs with, effectively, the hockey puck sized ATV3 embedded inside it.
btw, yes, you are a version behind - the ATV3 can't be jailbroked yet and also doesn't handle digital audio as well as the ATV2.
El Reg : At the cutting edge of technology.... :)
if it's a parabola then it'd reflect the sunlight back up at your face, not down at the ants, no?
Re: Cyberpunks will soon have
I was going to comment about how this tech has zero practical use in the mobile phone market - but a cyberpunk style smart phone device wrapped around my forearm? oh yes please!!!
Sadly, i doubt it'll come to that. Those prototypes in the picture suggest that while they can create a curved screen, they don't want you changing it after it's been produced. Which means we'll just get a load of phones that look a lot like today's phones, but with a slight curvature into the screen that picks up a reflection from any light in the room now.
where have you heard that there'll be some exclusivity around the Xbox release this time? i've google'd but all i see are rabid fan "predictions" from 6 months ago.
omg that's better than sex!!!
can't WAIT!!! looks so awesome. *skeet* *skeet* *skeet*
just TWO people?
Where's the complaints commission that I can write to so that I can complain about two small minded petty idiots with nothing better to do with their time?
Results so far show it's a neck-and-neck race. Reminds me of a recently election they had in the colonies...
laugh hardly? as in not very much?
not surprised, you're all probably out of breath from having to heft such a HUGE frikken phone about
Re: Good stuff.
<TonyStark> Throw a little hotrod red in there. Jarvis </TonyStark>
When i saw it on the teaser trailer on tv, i really liked the look of it
But in these pictures, not so much, it's too big and fat in the rear. is the one on the advert a top-of-range model with something different about the bodykit?
So I'll be sticking with BMW Minis then.
Re: Should be interesting
Let's see how the fanboys manage to defend this
Apple are providing a service, you should all be grateful.
For YEARS now you've been complaining about how broken the patent system is. Yet nothing has been done and the system hasn't improved. Apple are obviously being helpfully, doing what the readership of El Reg have been unable to - they're pushing the patent system as far as possible. Sooner or later, with Apple's high profile in the media, the powers that be are going to notice, and then take some action to fix the system. And you'll all have Apple to thank when that day comes. Instead of complaining, you should be singing their praises :)
(well come on, you did ask for that)
Re: Invisibility Cloak
RIde a bike in London and you become totally invisible to all other road users.
Funny thing though, seems pedestrians, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings are all invisible to bicycle riders in London too
Re: Hmm, iPads?
the PalmPilot should be... that is where tablet computing began for me..
fair enough, then the Apple Newton should be there too because "that is where tablet computing began for me" and three years earlier than the first Pilot too
but it's all academic. the Psion Organiser is the grandfather of all of these, and that is in the article
and personally i'd take an apple product over a google or windows one, but that's just me. my biased outlook on life counterbalances yours, and the world spins on in harmony...
That's no moon!
troll is obvious troll
iPhone 6? you're posting from 2014 are you?
shame Anna didn't pause to research the facts before posting her vindictive article
turns out, this article is almost completely wrong. you kinda expect this kind of shabby journalism from the tabloid press, but El Reg is supposed to be a tech site that knows what it's talking about - instead we get this poorly researched regurgitation of other people factless articles.
if you want the real information on this story, you're going to have to look elsewhere:
I took a selfy this morning - at least, I think it classifies. it was of a CCTV monitor on the train platform, showing the view from the camera that at that point was watching me, as I photographed the monitor. I got quite lost in the meta-existentialism of photographing something else that was photographing me at the same time that I almost missed my train
So I can quite emphasis with Curiosity. It's gotta get a bit boring up there of mars, why not take a break, have a kitkat, and take a holiday snap of yourself :)
not so sure about this weeks selection
if i'm honest, and i staggered home with a belly full of beer, and went to eat either of these, i don't think i'd have a full belly anymore, just a pending cleaning bill and the prospect of the following morning spent working over the kitchen floor with a bucket and mop and disinfectant...
When I first started working in the smoke, mp3 players were popular, but not really in much evidence on the 6am commuter train filled with suits. But as you say, then as now, people didn't really have conversations with each other. No one talked. The oldies read newspapers, loudly and annoyingly. And for the most part, I slept, snoring loudly and annoyingly I presume.
These days I'm watching videos, reading books or listening to podcasts on my journey, and i feel much more awake and alert when i get to the office than i ever did when i was younger.
this is a niche product - those that want a full tablet will already have an iPad. If you don't then you've got an iPhone. There definitely seems to be a market for the iPad mini, but if the highly unscientific sample set of people in my office is an indication, then the market is about 1/5th that of the full size iPad and a tiny fraction of that for the iPhone.
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