2235 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: Bad for traders, but still okay for investors
+1 thanks. I was just going to try and type up an explanation like that, but you beat me to it :)
Re: Less than ideal
either carry cash (although, presumably at some point you need to use a card to get it from an ATM, or travel to your nearest branch, during business hours on weekdays)
or multiple cards with a range of different banks. it's unlikely they're ALL going to go offline at once, provided no Acts of Tyler Durden.
I've always been a PG Tips drinker, of course these days it's the pyramid bags. but that's likely as much through habbit as anything else, but folks always bought PG Tips so its the brand i buy too.
not sure if i've tried Yorkshire Gold though, i shall give is a go.
the missus had a funny turn and decided she wanted lots of fruit teas, so we spent a small fortune ordering a bunch of weird flavours from Twinings for her. i snuck a selection box of their more normal teas (Earl Grey, Prince of Wales, Breakfast, etc etc) and while they were nice, for a change, the most refreshing and revitalising cuppa in the morning or the end of the day was from a humble PG Tips.
Plus, when i were a lad, they had the adverts with the chimps. and now, they have adverts with Johnny Vegas and a monkey. you gotta give them points for consistency over the years :)
Where i work, if someone turns up in the morning wearing a suit and tie they're always greeted with a cheery "interview or court case?" welcome. And then if they take a longer-than-usual lunch hour, you suspect it was the interview option.
But now, whenever someone books 5 days leave, you won't know if they're taking a much needed break in the Lake District or applying for a new job!
but El Reg knows full well that a headline that doesn't mention Apple or one of their products won't get many clickthroughs.
vote of confidence in both ... reorganisation and in ... our restructuring
So they've reorganised, restructured, and with this they'll presumably pay off a lot of debt.
But have they announced what their new products are going to be?
Nothing's changed, because people still aren't buying old fashioned film, or getting holiday snaps printed developed. They're far from being a presence in the digital market.
I don't see why people will want to buy the stock when they offer it.
Yes, they'll no longer be bankrupt. But how are they going to make enough money in order to stay that way?
It's not gone yet!! There's still a bunch of great games due for the 2nd half of the year. Enough that i think i'm going to hold off on getting a PS4 for a while.
Re: Bravo if the skeuomorphism is goes away!
then you'll be pleased that, at least in the current beta, you can hide both of those in a folder, which you could stick on the last page of apps i guess.
hopefully that's a feature that remains through to the released version in a few months
"Why, in my day you could buy meat anywhere. Eggs, they had. Real butter. Fresh lettuce in the..."
Can you cook it at all? it looks like batter, so can you make pancakes out of it?
Then you could spice the flavour up with some fried bacon, and sausages, and tomato, scrambled egg, muschrooms, beans, a couple of slices of fried bread, ketchup and HP sauce. Could be a really tasty breakfast. although might be better to leave out the weird-pancake and just have the other stuff :)
no OS prior to X ?
precisely zero users to confuse at the time
you're forgetting that there were a few of use that were using the previous Mac OS, and the preview of Aqua was as exciting and worrying as the new look to iOS 7 is now.
Re: As ocassionally happens.....
Absolutely astounding and amazing alliteration application always appreciated anytime.
there's an art and a skill to alliteration which i evidently do not have, but i thourghly enjoy it when El Reg exercises it's literary muscles and applied it to the headlines.
Re: er, why not the iPad
5.7 inches isn't very far away from the iPad Mini size. a 6 inch phone is practically like holding a tablet to the side of your head.
i'll be very surprised if this actually comes to market as a phone.
it could easily be the screen they are testing a remote control for the AppleTV or something.
Exploring doesn't mean they're going into large scale production, just means someone at Apple has presumably ordered a few of these for R&D
it's you confusing "not found guilty in court" with "didn't do it". Those two things are very different.
but equally, "not found guilty in court" is not the same as "did do it"
sometimes the cost of the settlement is much less than the cost of losing at court. and going to court is just a gamble that your lawyers are better than the opposition. the truth doesn't really have any bearing in a court case.
the publishers evidently don't have that confidence in their legal teams.
Re: A true Apple design
I see no way they could fit ordinary PCI-e cards in there
and that's not their intention either. He said in the presentation that "all expansion is external"
at least these days external expansion is viable. back in the days of the Cube all you could really do was put an external drive on it.
El Reg doesn't have a classified ads section, so such secrecy and skulduggery needs to be conducted on the front page headlines.
If you pick up an iphone, you have to click apps to see missed calls, calendar appointments, news,,
evidently you haven't picked up an iPhone in some time. because, for the last couple of iOS's before this new one, you can "just pick it up and glance at the screen" and see all those things.
Re: I'm not sure I see the problem
you've hit the nail on the head there.
all of a sudden, skeumorphism was the great Evil and everyone hated.
so Apple have gone ahead and largely removed it from their interface. and what does everyone do now? they bemoan how bland and flat everything looks.
c'mon world+dog, make up your frikken minds!!!
far too soon
Shall be thoroughly missed. Reading his books felt like a formative part of my teenage years, and ever since. I'd always assumed he'd always have a new book every year or two. I always say Use Of Weapons is my favourite book (he said at a book signing that he wrote it as a coherent story, but when he showed the first draft to a friend they suggested he fold the story in two), but when i think about it, it's hard to really pick one above the other.
Canal Dreams is the one i really didn't get into. I asked him what went wrong with it at another book signing and he agreed it wasn't his best. He said of all the other books, there's at least an element of himself in them. But when he wrote it, he'd not been to that part of the world, didn't play the chello and wasn't a woman, so that might explain it.
I guess just thankful we've had such great books to enjoy all these years, and can enjoy them all again in the future. And sad there won't be any more like them :(
Re: 7 and X ==> Consolidation?
If they ever do go that path, it'll be a long while. They wouldn't have had time in just a year
doing things because they're cool rather than because they make sense used to be what mucking about on computers was all about, wasn't it?
"One dimension is its reliability"
So BBM doesn't use the same network that the rest of BB uses? Cos i remember at least three major outages of the BB service at work in the last year, at least two of which were also reported here on El Reg.
"getting naked, beating each with leafy branches"
that sounds like it could be incredibly painful!!
Re: Armchair politicians - a meta-comment
Not sure how a discussion in Parliament is going to have much effect on how much tax Apple pays in the US?
So this is a problem for developers too, yes?
With the fragmentation of the Android platform, you really need to test across multiple phones from multiple manufacturers. But from the sounds of it, if only Samsung are making money, does it not make more sense to save costs and just focus on compatibility with Samsung's Android items.
perhaps that Acorn aren't anywhere in today's computer wars?
Where's the extra cost?
I must have misread the article, I totally missed the bit that the headline CAPITALS advertised about this new repair service costing the customer "even more" ??
Re: Can't create documents on iPAD ..
well most of those apps are just text entry / notepad type apps. there aren't really any word processing types that would compete against the likes of MS Word or QuickOffice or Pages.
Re: Chris O'Dowd...is now a bona fide Hollywood star?
my gf thought he was brilliant in Bridesmaids...
Well that's easy to remember:
0118 999 881 999 119 7253
top job that man!
Ah, i remember, i used to watch Dangermouse on that channel was i was a lad...
Re: Can't someone make the reverse?
actually, scratch that, this is the solution i wanted (although, again, it's on the way, not here yet. we've only had smartphones for HOW many years?)
Re: We have arrived at the stage
acutally, i've just thought of a use case.
our dog goes mental when the doorbell rings, barking loudly, scratching like mad at the lounge door
so some system that would put a message on the phones of the people inside instead of the loud ringing bell would be perfect. we could get up and get the pizza without the mutt being any the wiser.
however, i doubt there's anyway the pizza delivery person would be bothered with all of this, so i'd have to say that this implementation of a solution to my problem is flawed
Can't someone make the reverse?
I was going to ask why there isn't the opposite, where my phone could unlock the front door for me to let myself in when my hands are full of shopping or junk food or big boxed tech or all three. but then I JFGI'd and discovered there already is - the Lockitron, which was a kickstarter and has yet to ship.
so nothing to see here, move along, thanking you kindly...
Re: skeuomorphic has 1 big advantage
"Digital systems are capable of much richer interaction"
They are - but all the great examples of anti-skeuomorphic apps recently have just had bland and unintuitive interfaces.
the systems are capable, but the designers of the systems apparently aren't
Re: skeuomorphic has 1 big advantage
the anti-skeumorphic brigade seem to have had very loud voices for the last year or so. it seems to have been a bandwagon that many have jumped on, probably just to get clickthroughs to their blog. i wonder how many of the same will be decrying the minimalist look not 5 minutes after it is shown?
Assuming steady price of Gorillas?
The assumption here seems to be that Gorilla glass will remain at $3 until and after the sapphire glass industry gets upto speed and reaches the $10 mark? but surely while that is happening, Gorilla glass will continue to get stronger, or it will get cheaper (or both).
Still, that said, being able say my phone has a screen made of aluminium would be cooler than having one made of gorillas...
The company did not respond to our requests at the time of writing.
Best to check if there are two copies of "Firefox" installed on the El Reg computers.
can't you set some traps? might be able to bag a rabbit or something, that'd make for a tasty addition to one or two meals? Or if you're lucky, a deer and that'd last you all week! although, i guess, in the spirit of things, you'd have to fashion the traps out of tree and vines as six euros probably wouldn't stretch to buy a bear trap...
wouldn't be practical though, would it?
if I understand it right, you would have to get near the collapsing neutron star first, in order to make use of the warped space/time and slingshot yourself to an equivalent point on the other side? so it's still going to take years and years to get from Earth to the nearest collapsing neutron star, isn't it?
Or is the solution to have a device onboard the ship that creates a collapsing neutron star of the right size as when you require it? I imagine the Health & Safety department of interstellar travel would have a field day with that though.
i guess, perhaps this does explain why we haven't been wiped out by an alien invasion force yet. maybe we're not alone in the universe, but there's just absolutely no way to get to the next door neighbours to say hi.
Re: January 2012?
I think he meant the "2012" which probably should have been 2013 for the results to have any relevance. I'm assuming it's a typo and not that it's taken them over a year to collate and draw anything useful from the data.
"will need to expand deeper"
I don't understand why Apply "will need to expand deeper" into new markets.
Marketshare doesn't immediately equal success or profitability. It just means the number of people using your product. It's just a statistic.
If the cost of being in those new markets outweighs the profit from each product sold, then having the largest marketshare is going to be detrimental.
But then again, I guess Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston wouldn't be in a job if people realised this.
"It's called capitalism," he stated baldly. "We are proudly capitalistic. I'm not confused about this."
And that's fair enough. Part of capitalism is that there should be competition for the customers to choose from. Which why I switched to Bing months ago and I'm still using it.
Yes, it's not as good, but I'm proudly exercising my capitalistic right to give another firm my business. I hope Schmidt isn't confused about that either.
Re: Why do they even need it 6 months?
i'm guessing they use all the past data to improve the ability of the current system to understand the different words people say to it. the more data they have, the better the output from their heuristic algorithms. the more real world data you have to work with the better for this type of system.
i doubt anyone else offering a similar service will be deleting the audio data immediately either.
i'm tempted, curiosity/cat/homicide and all that. but would it be a mistake to know this stuff?
would i suddenly become paranoid to discover i have an increase chance of heart attack, and then the stress which that knowledge induces could be the cause for my eventual cardiac arrest?
...when someone goes nuts from space-sickness (i believe that's the medical term) and runs around the Mars house with an axe, painting the walls?
obviously, the ratings go through the roof, but presumably there's a delay in transmission, so by the time the editors see the first victim get an axe in the head, the psycho has already killed the rest and is standing in front of a camera, with his own eyes in the palms of his hands saying "liberate tutemae ex infernis" over and over....
shame there aren't any of those old games that i'd really want to play again.
yes, nostalgia and all that, how great it was to play WonderBoy when i was 8, of the pixelated joys of the first Mortal Kombat, etc etc
but really? these days? i'd rather play something with a new story that i haven't heard before. i don't have the time to revisit the old games and likely discover that they're not half as good as i remember them
cosy in my walled garden
but i do think that the smartphone market is reaching a plateau. there's not really much else that can be added to a phone and still be useful. even the latest 'features' are little more than gimmicks.
This what I want one for - as a display and control for my phone so i don't need to take it out of my pocket.
I currently have the phone in my pocket, and then an iPod nano on a wrist strap as if it's a watch. But i'm limited by the content on the iPod and i can't just download a new podcast or a music track or similar until i get home.
Also, bluetooth plug-in adapter for the iPod drains the battery too quickly, so i have to use wired earphones.
with an iWatch type remote interface to the phone, i can have bluetooth earphones connected to the phone in my pocket (and any pocket, not just one where the earphone cord will reach). and i can control the tracks i'm listening to via the watch. happy days.
how did people ever manage in the 80s with Walkmans hanging off their belts? good grief!!! :)
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