2033 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
the only good Nirvana song is the Wierd Al Yankovic version, Smells Like Nirvana
why doesn't Palm care enough about it's users to build a proper method of syncing their music? instead of having to resort to skullduggery and all this cat and mouse
apple aren't loosing that much buisness - the number of Pre users are miniscule compared to ipod users
it's Palm that are risking loosing customers because people will eventually get annoyed with all this mucking about and go and get themselves an Android or RIM phone instead (because, presumably, they're anti-iPhone types and the Pre's iTunes compatibility was not the reason they went with it)
people have been banging on and on about there ought to be a smaller, cheaper iPhone - so it makes sense for Palm to target that supossed market
but - is there really a market for this level of smartphone that doesn't have wifi?
yay \o/ OS X ftw!!!!
in your face you wintards!!!!!
so much failsauce
the polorized ones they have at the cinema are the only ones that work for me - one of my eyes doesn't focus, so the two colour specs don't work for me
i'm not totally sure how the cinema ones do work, but i certainly get a 3D impression - perhaps not as much as normal people - but it's better than just seeing everything in green.
can i have some of what he was smoking
Gene Munster's track record isn't exactly great.
he's been right a few times, when he forecasts have been vauge enough
he's been wrong a few times
and sometimes he's been a bit right, and a bit wrong
those sort of odds smack of someone picking ideas out of the air at random
i can't believe these guys get paid for this rubbish and more so, i can't believe El Reg is reporting this guys random guesswork as fact
have a nice cup of tea and wait for all this to blow over
time to re-check my survival plan for the Zombie Apocalypse then.
it's only a matter of time before that ant-zombifying fungus follows swine flu and begins infecting humans
mines the one on the coat rack beside the door at the Winchester
i want to get a job as a tech analyst - you get paid to spend all day reading the rumour sites and after a couple of weeks, randomly shove a few of them together, make up some financial figures and issue it as a report
as jobs go, it's gotta be easier than weather forecasting (another profession where you still get paid no matter how wrong you are)
what are they going to sell? is it just going to be shelves and shelves of Windows7 boxes?
fail stores will be epic fail, i fear
not sure about the museum example myself
last time i took a mobile phone out in a museum and pointed it at a piece of art the security guy couldn't run across the room fast enough to stop me from taking a picture
i doubt you'd be able to fob them off by saying, i was just looking up more information becausae your little plaque here doesn't say anything useful
give Safari 4 a go
i really like it (although I prefered the beta's method of having the tabs at the very top of the window).
re: Requires a restart
i suspect it is the OS
the 4.0.1 required a machine reboot also. that's why i only just got around to applying it on Monday
>ITS A COMPUTER GAME FFS
you, sir, have obviously never played EvE
or if you did, you omgragequit after a few days of being scammed and blown up
it's not just a computer game, it is a way of life and a state of mind
because then there'd be nothing to make Psystar any different from any other PC seller. the only reason people pay attention to them is because of all the publicity they get from this OS X controversity.
without that, people wouldn't know who they are
ungrateful freetards, who'da thunk it?
funny though - cos after all that he wasn't the first to post the pull apart pics
all very well...
...but i prefer Tesla's idea, with the big coil towers with huge arcing bolt of electricity and glowing, buzzing discs levitating ships into the air
this invisible power stuff is funky, but it's a tad dull isn't it ?
@Chris C - VCR TAPES!?!? FLOPPY DISKS?!?!?!? CRT?!?!?!? by the time you've got these things in your house i'd hope VCRs and CRTs are but a long distant memory GET INTO THE 21ST CENTURY DUDE!!!
...across the gulfs of space, microbes superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us.....
...and nuke the site from orbit! it's the only way to be sure
re: And you need this ... why?
i'll give you perfect example why apps like this are useful
yesterday i was traveling in to London, my overground train was taking me to St Pancress. I wanted to go to Regent St, and so checked the Tube map on the London Tube app on my iPhone.
This map allowed me to work out that when I reached St Pancress, I should take the Victoria Line.
As you say, I could have worked this out for myself once I reach St Pancress and made my way to the Underground station, but what I was also able to do was check the status of the Underground lines and I discovered that the Victoria line was suspended all day due to engineering works.
So i checked the map again and re-planned my route to use the Picadilly and Central lines instead - having confirmed that both of those were working with a good service.
i can't see when this would ever be more useful than just opening a Notes app and typing using a keyboard (viritual or real)
...i for one welcome our froody overlord-dudes who always know were their towels are
the point is, O2 forced us into these 18 month subsidised contracts. there was no option to be an early adopter last year without buying into the subsidy contract.
personally, i'm going to get a PAYG 3GS if i can - that way I can detach the hardware from the mobile phone contract. leaves me free to upgrade to the 2010 iPhone next summer if i wish instead of being bound in another O2 contract until 2011.
that said - my 18 month contract means i'll have paid 790 quid for my 3G phone (including the subsidised cost)
so by comparison, the cost of a PAYG phone saves me at least 200 quid in the long run
re: So the 'macbook' line is looking rather empty
the worry is that the gap in the MacBook line would be very nicely filled with an iTablet
only, instead of coming in gorgeous aluminium, it'll be white plastic to match the laptop :(
RDF in full effect
i'm already getting too excited to sleep and there's still so long to go until the show
i'd assumed that Apple had found a way to synthesize the RDF and had got it running early, but now i realise, with 6 months out of action, He's obviously just flexing and exercising his RDF muscles, limbering up, ready for the WWDC
it's just the begining....
it seems a bit like the start of the Hulk movie, next they'll be splicing the monkeys with startfish to give them regeneration abilities and so on
i for one welcome our glow-in-the-dark primate overlords
re: Yes, please
and i'd love to see a flash-free The Register
there's nothing more annoying that to see my browser freeze while loading the page, and i know it's nothing other than a poxy advert that i don't want to see anyway that is causing it
i quite like the styling of that
but why would the font on the menu be so big? even if it's a prototype build, it doesn't make sense that the font would be so large
and if it's a promotional, artists impression, you'd spend a few minutes in photoshop to fix that
and who has such text-orientated menus these days anyway? all main menus are large icons, small text, because that way people can see more options
if that is the main interface method, then you'd best hope there isn't any App Store equivalent as it'll take you all day to scroll through 30 apps, let alone the 80 apps i have on my iphone
another technically impressive idea that's utterly useless
the amount of people that i see, listening to music on their phone, while staring at the phone's screen the whole time is..... well, it's none actually
everyone starts playing the album or playlist, then shoves the phone in their pocket and either goes back to sleep on the train or carries on walking to work
if i'm listening to music while at my desk, the phone is face-up on the desk, i'm not holding it in front of me.
so i don't see how this device is ever going to get a chance to see what a person's face looks like apart from the 2 seconds when something rubbish gets played and i'm already reaching for the skip track button
when i were a wee lad in late 80s and early 90s, they had these VR arcades in the Trocadero at Leicester Sq (that's in London, England for you sceptics)
and during the summer holidays, we'd inevitably make the pilgramage to London a couple of times to see whatever the big blockbuster movie was, check out what was new on CD in HMV and play on the arcades. These VR machines looked awesome - took up the space of 4 arcades each, there were big queues for them, and each game cost 5 times what it would cost to play Street Fighter 2 or Bonanza Bros.
and we queued and we paid and we played
and we weren't terribly impressed - driving tanks around and shooting at each other, was different, sitting in a machine, but the game itself was a bit poor and a bit dull
the next year they had stand up ones, where you turned around and pushed on button on the 'gun' to move forward and the other to fire the weapon at the other players
graphics weren't much and again, the game was boring to play
i haven't seen any VR games since then. I'm sure in nearly 20 years they must have come on in leaps and bounds, after all, the quality of console games has. except, i don't see them anywhere.
who goes to arcades anymore? we're all playing our PS3s and Xbox360s instead. and if VR gaming really is the future, surely it'll start on consoles - so we should have them here now with VR peripherals
while i'm skeptical about the whole "thin-client" cloud gaming anyway - i can see that it is a possibility - although we'll be playing on our Playstation thin-client or our xBox thin-client, not a Speilberg one.
but VR gaming has died a well deserved death, hasn't it?
re: Give me paper anyday
i'm going to stick with Stanza then until they get the Kindle app upto the same standard
but like OrsonX - it's going to be a while before i'll give up reading books in their traditional format - there's something about reading a book and turning the paper pages that the electronic versions are missing - it's like they've taken the soul out of reading and sterilized it
@ Will Re: Still no news...
did you not read the article? Palm do not have a version of the Pre that'll work on the UK networks. It will only run on the US network. Therefore, no UK launch for the near future.
And if it is correct that they've only been able to manufacture so few, they they're going to have their hands full for the next 6 months or more just producing enough units to sell to US customers before they'll be able to start thinking about the rest of the world and setting up new production runs with GSM chips in them
it wouldn't be so annoying...
but Fox do seem to get a lot of decent shows - and then they cancel them just as their fanbase really gets going
but is it Fox that is to blame? They are, afterall, just watching their ratings
surely the blame lies squarely with the american public for not knowing a good show when they see one - and then complaining AFTER it's axed instead of watching it when it's on telly
if less people were capping these shows and up'ing them to the interwebz then people would have to watch the shows as they broadcast and so the ratings would be higher
i recon you are quite correct sir
seems to film is available via the nefarious parts of teh interwebz and a look a thumbnail preview image of the film shows 20 still images taken spaced evenly throughout the film - only the 19th one shows a bit of shark - no sign of the octopus though
doesn't make things easier
having to shake, flip and jerk your phone around doesn't make it easier to do. it's far quicker and easier to just use your thumb to press the cancel button to skip a call, or tap the screen to start an application
this is why no one likes motorolla phones anymore
whatever "innovative" ideas they have are stupid and useless - they don't add appeal to the phone, they take it away
this is interesting, because there's been some theories that there are elements of Snow Leopard that haven't been in the beta releases so far
could be that this Final Dev Preview will contain these and they'll use the WWDC keynote as a way of showing them off