1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
Re Mac Owned / Re Shock and Awe
so there's one botnet exploit on OS X
how many are there on windows? even if those 20,000 macs are infected and spamming DOS attacks, that's a drop in the ocean compared to the damage being done by infected windows machines
re re 8e6?
and microsoft - micro implies small, soft implies flexible - and how many gigabytes does it take to install windows?
or maybe the OP is a penguin abuser - because Linux (or SuSE or Fedora etc etc) are perfectly reasonable names aren't they?
it's a good job we're not all so xenophobic about strange sounding names, eh Mr Ettel?
rumours are that there'll be a new Zune coming soon, aimed at competing against the iPod Touch - big hd screen and.... that's about it
maybe they'll make it so you can run windows mobile apps on it as a way of compensating for the AppStore.
somehow, i can't really see it doing much to dent the Touch's marketshare either. but i'm sure M$ have a cunning plan, they'll probably roll out their ingenious Apple Tax theories (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/11/microsoft_flames_macs/) to convince people to get a Zune
it's not _that_ secret then is it, if you've just told us about it
or are you confident that fundamentalist extremists do not read El Reg because their offended by the lack of IT angle in the playmobile articles and the obsession with Paris Hilton on the comments pages?
i thought the Android platform was going to be such a utopia where phone users were able to use their phones in just the way they wanted, free from the shakles of zealous app store management and network demands?
it seems like as more time passes, the more and more like the iPhone (in the restrictions) Android gets
what's that i hear? the drawing in of breath from all the Pre-lovers about to tell us how much better it will be when/if their beloved device ever actually appears in the shops?
noticable themed clothing
like a suit, shirt and tie theme?
there's hundreds like that on my train everyday! they must be some kind of sect - who do i report them too?
that's damn sexy
obvious photoshop is obvious
why would they move the mute switch, that'd make the interior design and also assembly much more complex, wouldn't it?
if this is an actual apple product, it's much more likely to be the next ipod touch than iphone
shadow of the colossus
one of the most incredible games of all time, the sheer scale (ha!) of the idea - such awesome graphics. no one knows much about what Team Ico are doing with their 3rd game, but with it being a PS3 title, it's going to be incredible. and judging on their graphics work on Ico and SotC, you'll be able to pause it, take a photo of your telly, and hang it on the wall
can recommend this
i've not done any Objective-C before, and though this book recommends that you should be a bit familiar with the language, i decided to dive right in and pick it up as i went along. and so far, it's going well. the book provides a nice learning curve and is quick to point out the differences between OS X coding and iPhone coding alongside the similarities. The writing style is very relaxed and easy to read - it reads more like being in a lecture than reading the textbook, if that makes sense?
2.2.1 has been out for ages though - you'd have thought the problem would have been more widely reported if it was the heat issue. it can't just be such a tiny proportion of the units were somehow built less heat-efficient than all the others, can it?
the amount that they'll settle for is chump change to people like HP and Apple
but these patent trolls get more and more vauge and ridiculous. sooner or later someone is going to start suing all companies because they have a patent for "some thing, that does stuff"
@ac re: I'd like to know who's making all these MP4 players
i think perhaps the point rather: who is making mp3 players now that are not also mp4s?
yes, i know you can get cheap players that don't do video, but if ipods carry such a large percentage of the market in portable digital music devices, and the only the shuffle being non-mp4, then it's fair to say the majority of people are buying mp4 players, even if they're only using them to listen to .mp3s
thing is, if the iPhone wasn't around, i think they'd be alright
but in these economic times, i'm not sure the market is there to support both the iphone and the pre - and if Palm don't have the cash reserves to push the pre after launch, then i fear it'll be short lived. unfortuantely Apple are sitting on bags of money and will be able to out-market Palm without trouble. the only chance they have is if the Pre is absolutely flawless
re: @Yes, but
but how long did they take to dilute the ipod brand? there were many years were the only ipod was the form factor that we now refer as the "classic" model
and it's still only really 3 models - the Touch if anything is part of the iPhone brand, just with the pesky battery-draining phone options removed
I also can't see Apple producing multiple iphone models
they said they were only looking to get 1% of the market within 2008
they've done that, they're probably looking at getting 5% next, but not looking for total market control yet
and anyway - they're computer and ipod ranges aren't diversified. Apple don't like to be mediocre in all ranges, they prefer to be good in just one or two.
re: And the question is.....
what money is left?
they ripped off 4.6m
but only 4.2m was recovered
2.8m of that is paying their disgorgement and prejudgement interest (whatever that is, i doubt it's going back to the victims)
and 1m is going straight into the SECs pocket
leaving only 0.4m usd
where we're going, we don't need roads.....
i'll wait for the deloren hover-craft, thanks
re: Crap software on overpriced crap hardware
keep telling yourself that if it helps you to sleep at night
seems like world+dog have suddenly become iPhone devs and are all trying to hit the download site at once. at this rate, us devs won't get to see it before summer either!!
she sells seashsells.....
can't but help thing they missed a marketing trick by not having the lass in a bikini by the sea shore :-)
i like the inviisble trackpad - just wonder why they couldn't also vanish the buttons, that would be even cooler
(although, i wonder if the invisible trackpad will be more hinderance as you'll forget it is there)
i DO NOT want MMS
why should i have to pay a fortune to send a tiny low-res image to someone elses phone?
better to send the fullsize image via email for free
the need for copy/paste is much over-blown by sites like ElReg who hate Apple and by N95tards. in the last 18 months, i noticed it wasn't available once, when someone emailed me their address, and even then, it was faster to scribble the address on paper and then type into the addressbook than it would have been to copy and paste each line between the two apps
and personally, it's a damn good thing there's no txt fwding - this is a feature that's completely abused and only really used to pass on some crappy joke that you've just recieved. if someone does txt me something important that i want to pass onto someone else, i have more than two braincells and i am capable of remembering what the first message said and retyping it in a second one.
re: There's a chance that .....
>> but these two issues simply rule it out for me as a phone.
you mean, they rule it out for you as a PDA
phones are for talking to people and you can't really use turn-by-turn navigation while you're talking to someone. get a printout from googlemaps instead
i'm not i see the point of a 10" Touch (as it were)
and then again, a 10" screen isn't really going to be able to replace my macbook
so in a way, i'm hoping it's not an iTablet, because if it is, i'll be buying it, but i'll be wishing the screen was bigger the whole time
the announcement date for this item is blindingly obvious
it'll be when Jobs returns to the public world again - let the new guy do all the press stuff for a few months, and when there's a major new product, Steve will be back on the stage.
in fact, i can see them doing a Snow Leopard keynote, and the "one more thing" will be this tablet thing
not sure this guy has a clue
of all of us who rushed out and bought the gen1 iphone 18 months ago, how many of us also then queued up last summer to get the 3G? how many more 3Gs have been sold than gen1 iPhones and who's contracts won't be ending in July??
and also, what are the odds that there'll be a 3rd iPhone out this summer that all us "fanbois" will pick up instead of the Pre?
swifts aren't really that complicated - they're a bit odd to someone who's never dealt with them before, perhaps, but not rocket science
if you've gone to all the effort of planning this kind of caper, how could you possibly let such a fundamental part of the plan go wrong?
it's like xmas morning
and you're all winging because Santa didn't bring you the toys you asked for on your xmas list even though you knew full well there was no way your folks were going to pony up the cash for such ridiculous items
you can't moan at Apple for not delivering the items that you read about on the rumour websites because, duh, they're just rumours thought up by overly optimistic Mac-fans and journalists with limited originality and nothing better to write about
i, for one, shall be buying a lottery ticket this weekend and if i win i'm spending 13k on a fully tricked out Mac Pro with all the toppings
actually i like this idea
i'm usually against holywood rem(ist)akes but i think this one might be alright
the original film was an absolute classic, yes, but the f/x look soooo dated these days
it'd be nice to see the story told with modern f/x
that said, the cgi f/x will probably end up looking worse than the old animatronics
still - if this does well then maybe they'll get the idea to remake the Running Man and this time might stick even vaugely close to the original book
using recent market data?
did the analyst use recent sales as part of the prediction? because that might be mis-leading because i'm sure most of this years blu-ray sales were from Zavvi as they were selling them at a reasonbale price during their closing down sales
Mickey Bricks is behind it
different screw lengths OMGZnoes!!!
so there are different screw lengths - if you're the sort of person that is going to upgrade your ram/hd yourself, surely it's not beyond your mental capability to work out how to keep them seperate and identified as to which goes where
but if it is, then here's a tip - get a piece of A4 paper, draw a rectangle to represent the underside of the laptop. draw circles on the paper in the approximate places where the screws are - then when you take the screws out, selotape them to the paper in the correct location
the zombie apocalypse
will have arrived long before the next ice age so there's not going to be anyone left to care - in fact, the ice age killing you off may be far more preferable compared to having your braaaiinnzz eaten
good grief !!
yes, he was brilliant as the Joker, yes he brought the more evil and psychotic side of the Joker to life
but before him, i'd have said that Jack Nicholson's version was perfect.
i don't see why the character should be made to suffer just because the actor kicked the bucket
if you're going to retire the Joker from the screen, then retire Batman too - the whole point is that they need each other to define themselves, it's the way the characters evolved in the comics. as the previous movie franchise proved, if you kill the Joker off, the series is going to do downhill.
IF there is a 3rd and maybe 4th Nolan film, then yes, they shouldn't use the Joker as the main villian, but maybe a cameo at the start perhaps.
and then, in the 5th film, do the Joker/Scarecrow team-up from Knightfall, by which time all the fanatical fans will be fixated on some other poor actor and have forgotten all about Heath Ledger
re: Mac mini as alternative
it is a lot easier just to use a mac mini
but it's more expensive than an AppleTV too
i've got both a mac mini and an appletv hooked up to my telly, and i use the mac mini far far more (but then i am using it as a pvr)
not really 180 degrees is it?
Apple have said that the current battery technology is insufficient and that providing user-changable cells is too inefficient (in terms of space etc).
all they are doing here is putting forward patents to possible answers to that problem, based on their new battery tech they've employed in the macbook pro 17
i'm not sure how the first 2 patents are part of this "180 degree about face" though - they just seem like extensions on the way that iTunes displays the capacity of your ipod/iphone when it's connected - now it'll also have a battery bar on the summary tab
re: Re: RIP Herr Playmobil
tis a sad day indeed and there's no need for Mr Williams' flippancy.
while i was always a fan of Lego as a child, i like to think that El Reg's diorama's have given me a new found respect and even fondness for the Playmobil toys
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