7 posts • joined 30 Jan 2009
I can't jump because...
There's a Linux penguin, a fanboi, and a Windows user in a plane, and the pilot says, we're carrying too much weight, one of you has got to go, and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because... a fanboi may not install or launch himself by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise.
What if iPhone lost the ability to run apps that were developed so they could also run on "Other OS"? Oh, wait...
2.88 on the cheap
Our IBM PS/2 came with a 2.88MB floppy drive, so we used to drill extra holes in the top corner of 1.44MB and 720KB floppies to trick it into thinking we'd bought the more expensive DSED disks.
Shame you can't do the same to "upgrade" a DVD to BluRay!
HD Ready today, 3D Ready tomorrow!
In the same way HD Ready TVs have rapidly become the norm, despite few consumers having access any actual HD content, I see no reason why the bulk of new sets will not become "3D Ready" at a similarly swift pace.
Once 3D channels from Sky/Sony/ESPN/Discovery begin broadcasting, the standards will become fixed and the cost of manufacture will fall, leading to "3D Ready" becoming just another sticker that consumers look for when buying a new TV, even if it's "just in case".
Firefox 3.5 will be a massive boost to Chrome
With Firefox 3.5 crashing at least twice an hour, I'd be extremely surprised if Chrome's market share hasn't grown substantially over the past few months alone!
We used to have their "L" package but found our connection dropping to unusable sub-dial-up speeds if we watched more than an hour of iPlayer, downloaded a PlayStation 3 demo or generally did anything other than email or read The Reg.
"Unlimited" my ar*e.
"Stephen Carter CBE ... Managing Director of NTL UK & Ireland – 2000 / 2003" - BERR website
So, what you're trying to tell me is that the same man who was Managing Director of one of the UK's largest broadband providers at the exact same time the company was forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is now in charge of creating the policy framework for the future of broadband across the whole of the UK?
Don't be ridiculous, that would be like having the Chancellor of the Exchequer that took the UK into its worst recession since 1948 being in charge of the recovery!
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