2034 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
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
voice recognition txt msg?
what the hell? if you've got the time to speak your voice message into the phone, then why don't you just call them and have a frikken conversation?
and how smart is the software really? can it tell that someone over the age of 20 is dictating a SMS and so dictate their message word for word, but if the voice is more youthful sounded, will it translate on the fly from "Hi, how are you, what's the latest news?" to "how R U? N E new bants? lolz raaarrrr kthxby" ?
Amen to that. the rights for the Kovacs movies are sitting in the grubby hands of some damn holywood producer and will be years (if ever) before it appears on screen, and yet they're willing to remake classics that they have no chance of improving upon
last time i'll ever watch the simpsons again
hang on, her dream before was to do voice-overs
and now she's a scientology-drone, she's famous for doing what? voice-overs
it doesn't occur to her that she's owes her fame to the show?
re: How much was he paid to change his mind?
i don't think anyone disputes that weather is warmer, but the question is, has mankind caused it, or is it just part of a 200 year (or 300 or 400 or even longer) cycle?
the samples of data that we have to work with (before so-called "scientists" started adjusting the data to suit their theories) is not really sufficient because the time-scale that the tempreture could fluctuate over is so large
safe to say, in about 150 years, we'll be able to say for certain whether it was mankind that caused it - of course, if it was, then by then it'll be too late :-)
re: Forget the SMS problems.....
well mine came off change this morning before i left for work - i upgraded to 2.2.1 last night - according to the usage screen it's been on standby for 5hours 45minutes and in use for 2hours 17minutes.
that 2 hours has been pretty much constant music playing on the journey to work and the last hour when i went out for a walk at lunch
the battery indicator is at 90% - 85% at worst
were all the screenshots really that necessary?
don't get me wrong, i'm as much an apple fanatic as the next iFan, but does a minor point release that provides minor patches really warrant such extensive coverage?
or does El Reg pay you, not by column inches, but by screen pixels? :-)
smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for easter
the title "back to earth" makes me worried though
surely they won't actually get there will they? i mean, the whole point was that we knew they would never ever get home, but they carried on anyway
still - smegging brilliant news that there's more Red Dwarf coming up. here's hoping it kick starts more seasons of the show
(to be honest though, you're months late with this news, i'm sure i read about it on the red dwarf website before xmas)
i still have a MacPlus and a Mac IIci - the ci is in a cupboard, wish i could find a use for it - the MacPlus is actually on display as an ornament - one of these days it'll be a macquarium
i did really like the Cube - never found a problem with the lack of expansion options (such as i don't find a problem with lack of expansion in my iMac now) and when it became too slow, i swapped out the processor and gave it another year or two of life. i should look at the mods that put a mac mini inside so i can keep using it
surely the better bet is to rush the back of the bus, it tips and begins to roll down the cliff side
then, everyone in the bus lines up in a row an surfs the bus down the cliffside, all leaning to one side or the other to angle it around the largest of the rocks - in theory (okay, okay, but the sequel would be a holywood movie and they get away with just improbable rubbish) they should get to the bottom without flipping over.
meanwhile, the Mafiosos were likely chasing them up the mountain pass road and will now realise, in a hilarious scene of slapstick comedy, that the gold is now at the bottom of the mountain and they are at the top
queue Benny Hill music and much high-speed footage of people racing up and down the mountain side
to get to the point 'just air side' you'd have to inch down the bus a bit, wouldn't you?
and at the point where Charlie turns around to say "hang on lads....." he's already inched down the bus to the pivot point, and the front wheels are off the ground aren't they?
so how would they set the fire so that it melts the tires?
do the car systems actually listen to the ambient noise and adjust the sound accordingly? or do they just automatically dial-down the volume to what the manufacturers think is a suitable volume for when you're parked?
cos, the Harmon Kardon hifi in my mini does the adjusting volume thing, but i'm sure it sounds a lot quieter when i start the car in a busy car park than it does when i'm at home
for that matter, when i've got the music pumping out full blast on the motorway, and then hit a traffic jam and crawl along at 10mph, it doesn't automatically drop the volume to a level where it's still audible above the other traffic noise
who needs trade shows?
i recon it's the internet that's doing the trade shows in
mostly you've already read about everyones new products on t'interwebs before the trade show
and it must cost the companies far less to put new product details online and will reach many many more people than a trade show can
haven't used the site in months
personally, i never bother typing in google.com and then searching, i just type the words i'm searching for straight into the search field in Safari and then browse the results.
maybe they were measuring usage of the iphone only front page but most people bypass it. and really, there's no need for a mobile version - the google front page loads fast enough.
only s'posed to blow the bloody doors off!!
re: I think people are missing one thing here
it's not a problem - once at the front, the weight of the gold will keep the coach level, this will allow one or more people to get off the bus and then find some of the rocks or concrete road markers to prop under the back of the bus to keep it there while they offload the gold
re: Everyone pile into the front
sadly your memory doesn't serve - there's no sign of a resturant in the film anywhere nearby - certainly not for the last several corners where Big Will had been throwing the bus around enthusiastically
also - can't let the bus fall down the hill with the gold. as the camera pans away from the bus at the end, you see the bottom of the cliff is a big lake isn' t it? so then you'd be faced with recovering it from under the lake - and the mafia and the italian police are still looking for you, you're not over the border yet, and the commotion created would be sure to attract their attention
a better plan is to get Marky Mark Whalberg and whoever had the idea for that godawful sequel to get on the bus as well - then, even if you lost the gold and everyone died, at least some good would have come from it
Re: Re: @What was the complaint?
so are we likely to a Girls of El Reg covershoot for this website? :-)
on topic, i would have thought that when IBM bought PSI after they complained, that's proof enough of a monopoly isn't it? if all your competition are so small that you can just buy them if they get out of line, sooner or later you'll be guilty of abusing your market position
if he had managed to kill himself, he'd surely be well placed to get this years Darwin's, no?
as it is, sadly, he's still part of our gene-pool
i'd buy that for a dollar
sadly, currently economic climet means i'm unlikely to be able to afford anything more expensive
still, unlike the sad volvo-loving gits who've posted before me, i am drooling at those pics
if they're Cydia only then it probably means they require using methods that the official dev kit won't allow
which is an interesting point - i'm sure there was more than one article on El Reg saying about how the restrictive nature of the official apps would hamper the Apps Stores popularity
i think it was on the bbc site, they had a list of the estimated infected in countries - the UK and the US were the bottom of the list, only 3000 in the states and nearly 2000 in uk. the majority of infected were in china and eastern europe
so while it seems that western users are making use of the security patches, it's the rest of the world that are at risk
no, you've got it all wrong
marble is just the codename - there has been ZERO indication of any graphical changes in the test releases of the OS so far - they've concentrated 100% on getting the "better tech under the hood", as you put it, right before bothering with the eye candy. that's why we're only finding out about it now, so soon to it's release
of course, with MS, i'd say you're bang on the button - but then, i haven't tried vista nor w7 - i'm just a biased fanboi
missing the point
you're all missing the point
if Apple didn't patent these, and then brought a product to market, some other patent troll would suddenly discover they had a patent who's description could be stretched to incorporate the production functionality.
it seems like the patent system blatantly doesn't work, the only solution is to patent everything possible yourself before someone else does. the best defence is a good offense, isn't that an american saying?
surely it was just an opportune excuse for bunking off 2 semesters of college - that's 5 months is it? (not sure how long the terms are over there)
how can it take 5 months to realise that the operating system really isn't working for you and that you need to switch to (shudder) windows?
hang on - she was at a friends place, and started up their computer and typed in their username and password to log in? or did the article just make that up? or was the friend's password something ridiculous obvious?
because otherwise, surely sleep-emalling is nothing compared to sleep-hacking through the windows login screen?
re: apples fault? re: Not Apple's fault?
you are right
people shouldn't have to think for themselves and be proactive about anything
no wonder we live in a nanny state
in this day and age, when we are constantly being told to protect our data and beware identity theft, who is stupid enough to just cancel a service without firsts making sure their data was removed and all syncing was stopped?
upgrade all or none
as far as i can tell, you have to upgrade your entire library at once if you want to benefit from the 20p upgrade price
in these credit crunch times, i'm not sure i want to 250quid to upgrade everything - but i'd happily upgrade my favourite bands right now if i was able to.
annoying - it seems they're using their records of what you've bought, not what is currently in your itunes library, so you can't even be clever and backup/delete all the ones you don't want to upgrade
how can the event be called a letdown when the only thing that lets it down is that you believed all of the rumours that were circling over the past month
this happens EVERY year, you'd think people would have learnt by now that rumours, no matter even if they are reported by journalists, are just rumours and are not fact.
it's not really a letdown, you are just embarissed and gutted that some kid made something up and suckered you into believing it was true
also - i'd have thought the updates to iPhoto and iMovie would constitute more than just 'tweaks'
iMovie looked seriously powerful now
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