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weird - of all the iPhones i've owned, i've never, ever, had a need to swap the battery.
i dunno why you lot get so hung up on it as a feature.
It used to be, before Apple came on the scene, that if you had a small pocket computer then you or anyone else could write programs for it and you could run them on your machine that you owned without asking the people who had made it.
you know, you can get the SDK for free. you can write apps for yourself to your hearts content.
Re: Just Fuck
midweek entry to be considered for QotW?
Re: hypocrisy of the human race
Probably did it in Photoshop anyway! :)
hypocrisy of the human race
When Top Gear went to Africa and left tire tracks across the Makgadikgadi Pan, there was outcry and calls for the show to be taken off the air (again).
But when NASA do it on another planet, why then that's all right then, because at least it's not our undisturbed scenery that's being irrevocably damaged is it?!?!
Bunch of hypocrites the lot of us!!!
I'd love a device where FreeView, VirginMedia, or whatever, were just apps alongside 4oD, iPlayer, etc, and YouTube, Netflix and streaming from my desktop machine. Ideally, an interface that did away with channel numbers and just presented me a way to browse everything that's showing live right now, or switch to a different app to stream from iPlayer or whoever.
Re: Chilling effects on innovation
But then, someone else's tech that achieves the same result in a sufficiently different manner to not infringe upon your patent does become part of the standard and world+dog uses that tech instead of yours, and pays them a license for it instead of you.
Having principles is all very well, but it doesn't pay the bills or put food on the table.
the thing is..
...the third party usb-to-30pin-iphone leads i've tried over the years have all been rubbish. cheaper, yes, but soon fail and require replacing. whereas the Apple branded ones i've either got with the iDevices or bought to replace the crap 3rd party ones, are all still working.
so, yes, i'll happily pay Apple 6 quid an adapter, i'll probably buy two, because in the long run, that's cheaper than having to buy six that are made by a third party which then fall apart after a month.
a centimetre thick? helloooo this is the 80s calling, we want our brick-phone back!
Samsung's Note is practically the same size as the SIII
"without looking at the report"??
I quite agree, they probably didn't do any of those things, and their sample size was ridiculously small, but you can't slag off the quality of their research if you're not going to put any time or effort into doing your own to find out if the report details any of these things.
Oy there, Mr Pot, let me introduce to you the esteemed Mr Kettle.....
Year of the Linux!! woohoo get in!!!
Virgin Media broadband outage - six days until fixed?
Anyone else having trouble with Virgin broadband? Mines been offline all day, I'm in Hertfordshire, but friend of mine in Edinburgh has had trouble since before the weekend.
I call the help desk and apparently there's a known fault on their network, engineers expect it to be at least 6 days until its resolved!
6 days! That's a bit rubbish, what on earth is going to take six days unless its hardware or infrastructure that's busted?
And it's only going to get worse as we get closer to the 12th Sept. and more and more rumours flood the press.
simple is always best with a bacon sarnie, i feel.
plain white sliced bread, butter, nuke the bacon in the microwave to ensure it's crispy but not burnt, lots of ketchup
but, this got me thinking - surely somewhere in Scotland there's a chippie that'll do a deep fried bacon sarnie, no? now that would be perfect :)
so you should be able to contact it at http://ssww.curiosity.mars/ :)
it's not April is it? has someone's been cocking about in Photoshop?
it seems Samsung are not content with making phone with ridiculously tall and wide screens, they're gotta push for the depth axis as well.
Are they trying to get back to the size of mobile 'brick' phones from the 80s?
or possibly Samsung have taken the art of coping Apple's ideas a step too far and this timed copied the spoof instead of an actual product:
Re: Mitt Romney Rules!
Obama wouldn't, however, drive 12 hours with a dog strapped to the roof rack of his car.
Server != Enterprise
Just because it has Server in the name, doesn't mean this is exclusively for Enterprise.
As people have said, it's a very cheap, very easy way to provide server type services for the home user and the small business team. Yes, there's more feature-full ways of doing it, but equally, they require a greater level of knowledge and maintenance attention, possibly a dedicated person. This provides a way to bring server functionality into your home or office without a large cost of hardware, software and hiring someone with server experience.
So does it pick up keystroke from the keyboard interface? or characters populating text fields on websites?
Just wondering if utils like 1Password can be seen as a protection against this kind of attack, since they drop your password directly into the password field, the data isn't coming via the keyboard interface.
but according to Anna, the only company to rebrand the output from Foxconn are Apple
Are you sure that television manufactures aren't already paying licenses to someone for remote controls and on/off switches? Just because it's obviously doesn't mean that someone didn't have to research and develop it in the past and so deserves to get paid for their work.
Anyway, it's not that Apple don't have to pay Samsungs patent license, it's that they're already paying for them via someone else who's already licensed them from Samsung. Samsung were trying to get paid twice for the same license here.
Even at this size, the damages are token. They'll neither cripple Samsung nor make much difference to Apple's balance. But they are sizeable to make other manufacturers take note. No ones going to be copying anyone in the near future, and hopefully everyone's interfaces now become more individual and innovative
Re: Fees, fees and fees, the lawyers game just love them mounting fees. The law? What is that?
But there also a separate case heard in South Korea last week. By your logic, Samsung had home field advantage in that case, but only managed to scrape a draw.
Re: Cher without Sonny?
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The little kid and his mum? that'd be an awesome show! :)
you can get a dvd, with the american voice-overs which are much more hilarious than the original scripts. But i dunno if it's official exactly.
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Re: Doctor Who?
and hasn't there been at least one daleks episode in _every_ series of Dr Who?
Dr Who without the Daleks who be like Batman without the Joker, Superman without Lex Luthor, Star Trek without Klingons, Obi Wan Kenobi without Darth Vader or Speedy Service without Bad Bird!
From the sounds of it, they've scrapped that method entirely and have built it instead in Objective-C.
and now i'm starving hungry and it's ages until they start serving lunch in the canteen :(
This is listed on the Symantec and Sophos websites since 25th July. It's a bit late to be talking about it now isn't it?
It's seems that Symantec has been detecting this type of jar delivered malware since 2010!
Or is it just the way it attacks VMWare that makes it news worthy?
dinosaurs on Mars!!
obviously, someone's doctored the original press releases to include all Goddard location references to try and cover this up. there's skulduggery afoot here! and it's a giant armoured alien dino sized afoot too!
They should have hired Denny Crane to present their case (http://bostonlegal.wetpaint.com/page/Denny+Crane)
the headline : "...penetrated Asia 60,000 years ago"
paragraph 2 : "...estimated at around 63,000 years old..."
paragraph 6 : "... at least 60,000 years ago."
paragraph 7 : "...around 63,000 years old."
ok, enough, we get that it was 63,000 years old!
and yet, only once in paragraph 1 do you mention the important and interesting fact about this story, that 60k is "20,000 years sooner than previously thought."
Re: Or perhaps again...
Texas: home of the patent troll... methinks there's a method behind Samsung's actions here.
So this is only good as long as all sharks in the area have already been tagged and that their tags are working?
Re: Won't be selling many of these...
photocopier? that so 80s dude! someone will scan these in and then they'll be up on the interwebs and you'll be able to download it via torrent just like it was a normal audio release. 'cept the filesize of the rar's will be smaller so it'll download much faster.
All that's needed is some kind of OCR that can convert scanned sheet music into a midi file...
WTF? is Anna stuck in a timewarp?
The original MacRumors piece came out 4 days ago. I guess it's taken a long time to put together all the rest of the information in this article.
But also, MacRumours published a new piece on this story Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs over 20 hours ago, and it doesn't seem to be mentioned in this El Reg article at all.
Is Anna's internet connection working alright?
For anyone that's interested in more current news, but doesn't want to click the link, here's a quote from an Apple spokesperson on the issue:
Apple acknowledged the retail staffing changes. "Making these changes was a mistake and the changes are being reversed," said Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokeswoman.
Samsung spends nearly 2/3 of their profits on marketing?
costs a lot to find a way to market something without it saying "it's just like an iPhone" in a sort-of reverse VW-Golf advert
El Reg is consistently blind to that fact. I guess facts don't make for good journalism?
Re: Why on earth would you want to pay over the top rpice for an Apple television ?
yes, but Apple kit "just works" so you don't have worry about anything breaking
Re: It will go to appeal.
yes it is - but you also paid a lot by the hour for it, and for the right price, most people are willing to put up with dull and unpleasant
@Peter 48 Re: Wasn't this
You do realise that "Hey. Look at our open platform. It can run Flash (if we want to)". and "but can you run flash? no? because i can with my android and so that makes it better"" are exactly the same statement?
No they're not.
I thought your point originally was that the Android user was saying "the platform is open, which makes it better, oh and also, as a result, i can run flash, yay \o/ lolz"
whereas what i was saying was that all the Android users i've encountered insisted that being able to run Flash was the key advantage of the platform over iOS. To them, the openness of the platform was a secondary consideration.
(which is weird, cos most of them a techies, so you'd think they'd appreciate the open platform, but it seems all they really cared about was the ability to run flash and also play divx and avi movie formats)
Re: Wasn't this
The underlying message about Android being able to run Flash was - "Hey. Look at our open platform. It can run Flash (if we want to)".
that may have been the underlying message, but it wasn't the one that every Android user i've met in the last few years has said. they've just said "but can you run flash? no? because i can with my android and so that makes it better"
perhaps Android users should have been a bit more clearer in the messages they wished to convey and then they'd avoid having to find ways of making it out like they meant to say something else than what they did.
"Oh yes, I may have said you were an utter smeghead, but my underlying message was actually that I think you're okay"
Re: The trend is social engineering
Rather than a trend, it is more the current fad.
As soon as a way is found to reduce the success of these social engineering attacks, then another method of attack will be chosen. social engineering attacks are only used now because previous vectors of attack are not longer so successful.
you're comment suggests that Apple users are brand new to the social network scene and will happily click and install malware without suspicion. that's not the case.
also, you suggest that because MS users have had malware installed in the past, they are more wary now? that's similar to suggesting that it's a good thing that your house burnt to the ground because now you'll be more careful about not leaving the gas on the cooker while lighting up a cigarette.
Re: And a bloody good thing too!
yes, and the world would be a much better place if we all coded in assembler like in the good ol' days, eh?
Re: The Unarchiver
+1 for TheUnarchiver - best thing, it keeps itself totally out the way too, much like the built in decompression tool.
Re: Anyone know
haven't the Beastie Boys long been known for not allowing any of their material to be used in advertising? since the 80s.
so this is merely a continuation of his wishes from when he was alive. presumably the other two feel the same, so this largely applies to any solo work of his
it's Doctor Who and El Reg is a tech news site - any self respecting tech geek is a Doctor Who fan. If your not, gtfo and go back to reading your "Dummies Guide to..." books so you can continue pretending that you know anything at all about IT!
"Banks are willing to spend money on cutting-edge technology that facilitates high frequency trading or reduces the time it takes to process a transaction in the capital markets ... allows them to deliver better customer services"
But isn't it the regulators that put the chinese walls in place that stop the capital markets part of the banks from being too closely tied to the customer / high-street side of the banks? The side that makes the most money, naturally, has the money to spend on improving it's systems. The other side also has infrastructure and numbers of accounts that so vast and widespread, that the sheer amount of work required to upgrade those systems that means such projects are very expensive and very time consuming.
Regulators suddenly saying "you need to do this" isn't going to get it done any faster. It just puts more pressure, and so more risk, on the under-funded part of the IT Dept.
Insufficient data and information sharing within banks prevented institutions from having an accurate view of their business as a whole, the report said.
Again, isn't this 'siloing of information' at the insistence of the regulators already?
Sounds like whoever wrote this report didn't really do any research into how things are currently run, and merely came up with their own ideas of what's wrong and what should be done to fix what they perceive as being the problem. This isn't a report, it's an opinion piece.
AV for Mac
and while you're at the Sophos site reading their blog post on the issue, worth noting that they offer a free virus checker that so far, seems to work great at picking up windows viruses attached to emails, and it should check for any of the known mac viruses.
awesome work on the subtitle alliteration! top job!! it's a dying art but always a pleasure to it done well
and will ANY of these be released outside of the US?
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