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i like the touchscreen dash
i like the lcd screen for the drivers display
i very much like the gullwing doors (with the exception that i'd never be able to get our of my car if the cars on either side of my parking bay were present)
but i don't like the look of the car at all. are all electric cars going to look so ugly? it's got frikken gull wing doors, why doesn't it at least look a bit like a deloran?
I quite like my normal wallet, thanks, I don't think I'll be using any of this NFC malarky any time soon until all these issues have been ironed out.
we all know the patent system over there is broken, and it makes it so easy for patent troll firms to thrive. there needs to be a change. patent trolling needs to be recognised as a criminal activity, it is, afterall, practically a form of extortion. so that way, if a company feels they are being trolled, they could counter-sue with the charge of patent trolling ("seeking to pervert the course of commerce and innovation" or whatever the legalese term would be). And such a charge should carry the death penalty. This would both cause companies think twice before attempting to troll, and also reduce the number of active patent trolls out there too.
questions about this survey
survey was by US Consumer Electronics Association - so totally unbiased then? :)
And I note there is a lack of specifics in the report:
- "expressing an interest in electronic kit" and
- "they were especially keen on devices"
Are these "electronic kits" and "devices" the sort of thing they sell in Maplin? or the kind of things they keep at the back of the Ann Summers shops?
+1 for the win
this - we're all tech savvy types, we should all be able to set up something similar and seriously skew their results
bit of common sense
a) it's obvious that the tweet wasn't meant as a serious threat
but b) equally, you've gotta be pretty stupid in this day and age to make a public announcement about blowing up an airport
so both sides are at fault here, imho
the company said that if [things that cost us money] were excluded it would've have presented shareholders with [still a loss of a lot of money]
that's not good news however you spin it
celebrities and newspaper people
The problem, then, is our scientists are, as Pete 2 says above, "white-coated, bespectacled, bearded, geeks"
We need more celebrity scientists, who can command space within our newspapers and our tv shows and the public's mind, and from there can push the reasoned scientific arguments and evidence. Who doesn't enjoy the programmes that Brian Cox makes, explaining complex science in a way that non-scientists can appreciate. Science's very own Amy Pond, Dr Alice Roberts, is infinitely watchable and again, able to explain the science without losing the rest of us. We need more celebrity-type scientist to be in our daily lives. Then the public will start listening to what they have to say, and then there's a chance to public also pay attention to what they're saying as well.
no thanks. am sure they'll start charging for it once enough people start using it
oh i want one, i want one!!!!
where's the cake?
it's GameCenter enabled???
This seems to be the problem with all these ultrabooks that have been reviewed here recently.
I guess that's why they can afford to give away the case and the adapters, because they've skimped on the quality of the screen, and yet are still charging Macbook Air prices.
Welcome to Tyler, home to the world’s largest rose garden, and to the world's largest patent trolls.
you say that like it's a bad thing?
@craigj : scart
has there _ever_, in the history of electronics, been a connector that's more difficult to "just plug in", then trying to put a scart lead into the back of your telly, when you're reaching around from the front, trying to slot it in blind?
Even if you can get to the back of your telly without risking tipping it over onto your foot, it's still not an easy connector to fit.
So no, it won't be at all like "Almost like plugging in a scart lead and pressing AV on your remote", because for one, it won't involve the swearing, sore thumbs, mentally-scarred children, or tv-flattened cats, that your old fashioned method does
i think, when El Reg includes the name in "speechmarks" that's because it's not an officially designated name, and just what the press are calling it. you have to remember, despite these rumours, Apple have made NO announcement about this product, or if it even exists. So no one actually knows what it's going to be called, if it does exist.
Flash - fast going the way of the floppy disk and 8-track drives
[quote]does (Nokia) really care whether folk adopt Belle or not?[/quote]
or, perhaps more importantly, do folk really care to bother with a platform whose end of the line is only a couple of steps ahead?
for a moment there i thought i was reading one of Verity's works
They told me about it...
I definitely got a text from them to let me know this was going to happen. I think it was a couple of weeks ago.
Found it - actually it was sent to me on 8th December:
O2: Just to let you know, from 1 February 2012 The Cloud wifi won't be part of your unlimited wifi anymore. You can still use BT Openzone as usual. And now, O2 Wifi. Go to o2.co.uk/wifichanges to find out more. To stop SMS, text STOP t 81145
So perhaps it's not that they didn't tell anyone, it's just that no one remembers or paid any attention when they did?
Ah, you mean launchpad. I like it myself, on the small macbook air screen, it's easier to find apps than scrolling up and down the list that the Application folder on the dock puts up. But on my desktop, it's always easier to find the app I want in the /Applications/ folder. Or you could use Spotlight to find the app you want and launch it i guess.
So I guess my point is, on OS X, the Launchpad is just one of the many options you have, and people use whichever they prefer or suits best at the time.
However, I fear with Windows, MS will decide that this new start screen is the only way to go, and that'll annoy everyone, regardless of whether they like the new system or not.
that's a 3rd party iOS app isn't it? nothing to do with Apple
Objection, your honour! There is no evidence, these buckets of water are of no relevance to this case....
isn't ice cream sandwich available now? why release it with out-dated OS?
not so much when it comes to the desktop and laptops. most OS X users i know will wait several years before upgrading to the new hardware. it's only the iOS devices that we queue up for every year :)
Where's the lack of control? i can write a book, publish it in iBooksAuthor and sell it via iBookstore, if i wish, so that people with iPads can read it.
OR I can also produce a .pdf version and sell that myself via whatever means are available (Amazon, eBay, personal website, etc etc). I could even use that pdf to pitch the book to a traditional publisher to get it printed as traditional books.
As a user, I can purchase a book via the iBookstore if i wish. Or i can go and hunt down the pdf, load that onto my iPad, and still read the same content. Or I can purchase/acquire a Kindle format .mobi file, cover that to .epub, and still read it on my iPad.
So as an iPad user, i have freedom of choice on how i consume content. And as an author, i have freedom on how i choose to publish.
I don't see where this "lack of control" is that you harp on about?
perhaps there is a missing apostrophe? (i'm assuming you're internet savvy enough to have gotten the Zero Wing reference she is making?)
it should be: All your books' (fee-charging) iBooks files are belong to Apple.
this is an idea proposed by an analyst? so there's zero change of it ever happening then
Didn't the iBooks Author license details just get clarified?
The content still remains under your ownership and rights, it's just the final .ibooks format file that Apple want the rights to. There's nothing to stop you exporting the same text into another format, or probably even running the ibooks file through a converter to produce a 100% epub3 compliant file, and then selling that elsewhere.
"Crittercism has funding from Google Ventures"
<AV:PD mode> Oh re-ea-ea-ea-ea-eally? </AV:PD mode>
I'm almost tempted by this.
I spent some time messing around with Titanium to develop iOS apps (before going the whole hog and picking up Obj-C), and because that will deploy the same code to Android as well, I have some half-finish lame apps that I could complete and submit with very little effort.
But then.... I'd be stuck with owning a Playbook, with all the social stigmata and ridicule that that will bring down upon me and my family for years to come.
emulator with SDK?
I assume the Android SDK come with some kind of emulator app?
I so read that as Boffin Cartographes and I was, for a small moment, quite overjoyed that someone had a company with such a wonderful name. And then i realised I've misread it...
sometimes the best ideas really are quite simple.
...are not the jellyfish you're looking for"
don't see it happening
I'd like it to. My 24-month contract from when i got the iPhone4 will expire in June, so I'd be keen on upgrading to the iPhone 5 at an O2 assisted discount (rather than the full price I paid for the iPhone4)
But I don't see it myself.
They've no need to rush it out. They'll hold out until it's about a year since the 4S launch and then announce the 5. By that time the anticipation and the hype will be unbearable and we'll all be dying to queue around the block outside the Apple stores again
removal of up/down vote confirmation pages
when we click the thumb up/down vote buttons on a post, would it be possible to acknowledge the click right there within the thread, without taking us to another page, from which we then have to click to return from? At the least, have the confirmation page on a 3 second timer that'll automatically return us to the post we voted one.
But better, as the vote seem to take effect instantly now anyway, can't we just visually see the number increment when we click on it, so we know our vote has been counted?
how many of those 40,000 are really so concerned that they'll _not_ buy the iPhone5 if it isn't shown to be more ethical?
i doubt very many. it's all very well to sign a petition demanding these things, but are they also willing to vote with their wallets?
I'd rather someone re-made Space Quarks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOebaqeKk1I) for the iPhone instead. At least that game was damn good fun!
and the difference?
So if they publish via iBooks Author, then Apple owns the copyright, but they at least get 70% of the proceeds from their own work. Whereas at the moment, they publish via Elsevier and they get no money, and Elsevier owns the copyright?
Seems the iBooks Author option is at least a bit more beneficial to the authors of the works. A small step in the right direction at least.
i've seen one!
Someone in the office has one, it's the only one I've seen. And I work in the IT dept, so you'd think there'd be a higher percentage of people in this dept that would be willing to try out the new platform. And from the quick glance i got of it, and brief demo, it did look quite interesting.
However, he's getting annoyed by it. Too few apps and some really annoying UI decisions that mean you have to take several actions when the intuitive step would be one. But that's a windows UI problem, not a Nokia one.
mobile phone games <> mobile console games...
...admittedly, so claiming that a iOS game is 1/10th the price of a Vita game isn't a fair comparison
However, equally, a mobile console game <> a ps3 game. I seriously doubt there is the longevity in the gameplay, you're not going to be getting a game the size of a Final Fantasy or a GTA4 released on the Vita. So who is going to pay 45 quid for a Vita game when the same money will get you a more fully featured game in the same franchise on the PS3?
re: It is unlikely to the point of absurdity
You, sir, have no sense of wonder or imagination at what the future could hold. Your reality must be dull and boring and I'm delighted to say I have no grasp of it whatsoever!
You stick with your mundane future, where to world of tomorrow is very much as it is today, and I shall stick with mine where I'm downloading and printing my own rocketboots and hover-boards and riding the space elevator to the upper atmosphere at the weekend for a picnic looking at the stars.
So still no easy opt-out option other than just not using the services
Why isn't there a "do not track" checkbox on my profile settings page? So instead of having to be aware of if I'm accidentally logged in or not, I can feel safe that google aren't tracking my every move and making it available to whomever is willing to pay them for it?
so why doesn't one of the other companies that use these same manufacturing plants step and put in place a contractual obligation? admittedly, it'd benefit all the other clients of the plant too, but the positive press it'd generate would be amazing too.
a five-letter swearword? what on earth is that?
rubbish exploded in a fireball
Why can't we do that with conventional rubbish? It'd save all the worry about landfill sites and so on.
All we need is a working space elevator to carry the garbage up without the need for massive energy expenditure, and then we fire it off towards the sun, which surely requires little effort as gravity will do most of the work, or, for special occasions like New Years and Guy Fawlkes Night, the garbage could be fired towards earth's atmosphere to create a spectacular lightshow across the whole country to complement the fireworks displays.
i think more likely something is screwy with your sample selection of the corporate world. you've taken a sample of 3 companies and come to a conclusion. Good have taken a sample of ALL their customers, and come to a different conclusion. I know who's data I have more faith in a better representative of the whole picture.
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