370 posts • joined Wednesday 30th August 2006 23:33 GMT
Re: Nokia 920 ad
Thanks for flagging that, it made me smile and reminded me of El Reg's comments pages :D
Re: Yeah but, parasitism is never comfortable
Sat next to a cracking Samsung colour laser printer that has paid for itself a dozen times over. Guess I am a major sucker with little to spend (wrong!) and little interest in high tech (double wrong!).
Lets rewrite your final statement with a tin foil hat in place to reduce the effect of the distortion field.
'Apple has no ability to compete in the markets that won't pay a hefty margin for fairy dust'
>He credited Jobs with being a marketing genius for creating demand and maximizing profit. He noted that Jobs typically (like Sony with the Wii) held back production to create demand and desirability for the product.
Umm I think you may want to edit that bit to include Nintendo, just a thought.
...they are now checking their veggie burgers for traces of Uniquorn.
Re: Tell us the important news...
>But seriously, folks, how many people who shelled out for a 5 last month are going to shell out again for a 5S next month?
Enough that the BBC news service (?) will run a report about the queues outside the local apple chapel as if it were actually news ?
"This was and still is a devastating storm with a serious impact on our nation's communications infrastructure,"
Facebook was down !
Didn't some bright spark politico suggest using FB for national warnings ?
>Mind you, I was apparently the greater fool back in the early 80s when a mate had three of these for sale,
I don't doubt that there are an awful lot of people who think the same thing every time something (relatively) mundane goes for silly money. I play bass and have the same feeling when a Burns Bison or Framus sell for 1000% more that what I sold em for 30 + years ago. Figuring out what is worth keeping and what is tat is a skill way beyond me.
>Blair asserted that you needed "the wisdom of the oldies" to put the technology itself in context
I suppose that at 55 I'm still not old enough to realise that state censorship is a bad thing then. Can't wait to grow up.....
Back off !
Extract the michael as you wish but lay off Innovation the DB string manufacturer ! Bunch of good guys providing 'innovative' strings to those of us who enjoy the low end of things .Try some 'Silver Slaps' to see what I mean :D
>Soree. Above entirly normul. Nothin to wury about. Ignor prior wurds. Do human things. Seeds harmles. Hav nice dai.
Just dont go to sleep ? Esp next to green poddy type thing ?
>You know, if they gave me sixty minutes a month, sixty texts a month and ten gig of data, I'd be happy as larry.
I was about to leave T-mob (on contract) because of their merger with that bunch of thieves known as Orange. Got passed to retentions (what a surprise) and ended up with a sim-only deal of 100 mins and 100 texts and 'unlimited' data for £5.50 a month. Ok so the data (in theory) is 2gb but in practice I have bust that at times and not seen any penalties.
>the earth is only 10,000 years old!
>Ha ha. Creationist muppets, keep wetting your beds
Ah but the ID'ers will simply place it in The Grand Scheme of Things (TM) and point out that it shows some supranatural force intervened to evolve it into a lump of dog shit. That crafty Sky Fairy is a devious bugger doncha know.
I upvoted you once for the first post, I think you are being greedy expecting the duplicate to get anything :)
Anyways, if the BejasusPhone diagnoses you it will also be able to (miraculously) cure you, as eny fule no.
Whats a candy bar ? Isn't it something our merkin chooms eat ?
It's Orange so it will be stuffed full of crap and worth about a quarter of what you actually end up paying for it. Oh and you better hope it doesn't pack up after 6 months coz you will end up paying to get it fixed.
>Free? In what way exactly? I'd imagine that this service is paid for by local council tax payers, so >whilst it's "free" to the chavs who spent all their dole money down the local bookies and >wetherspoons, I'd doubt it's free to those who own or rent their own property and pay taxes.
Seems El Reg is slowly going up in the world, now Daily Mail journos are astroturfing here :)
Begone foul Maltists
>The answers to many questions can often be found in a bottle of Talisker, IME :-)
>My favourite place to search is three glasses down a bottle of Laphroaig, but I salute you, sir.
Don't listen to these doomed heathens with their foul smelling malted brews children, true answers can only be obtained with the fruit of the Grape ! An Armagnac or Cognac are the only true paths to enlightenment !
(Available at a good supermarket or off-licence near you. Terms and conditions may apply)
Groupon is a fail waiting to happen.They produce nothing and add no value, make no money and only serve to worsen the lot of the poor traders who sign up. This is a long term business plan ?
Dotcom bubble burst just waiting to happen.
My (brief) encounter with one of these left me quite impressed. There has been little mention in the comments about the wedge shape yet this was the first thing I found impressive. It felt right in both landscape and portrait modes. I agree with Chris 171, £299 and it will wipe out both Android and IOS competitors. Now all I need to figure out is why I need one when my EEEpc does all the portable browsing I want (much better than any tablet), my SGS2 does for my ultra portable needs and my pc does for my grunt computing needs. Guess I'm not in the market for iPad2 either then :)
Tis a nice bit of kit tho, maybe given time I could justify getting one.
>They need more training and need to know more about how it works
I suspect they mostly know how it works, figuring out if a law has been broken and gathering relevant evidence takes a lot longer.
As pointed out above, put up the pennies or STFU.
My experience of HTC phones has been 100 % positive (and I've had a few). Well made and reliable would be my description.
Never had to use their repair service coz I've never had a broken one so I can't comment on that, commiserations if it is pants.
>Satellite operators did raise some concerns about the unlicensed use of 3.4-3.8GHs,
Why didnt you just say Sky ?
>The Big Bang Theory is still going strong.
Probably something to do with it actually being funny...
Shows how tastes differ, I tried hard to like TBBT but found it dull and predictable, OTOH a mate raves about it constantly. IT Crowd was far funnier and closer to reality (I know these guys) but I'm glad they didnt do the USA thing and pull in a team of writers. Sometimes less is more, Shameless springs to mind here, it should never have been dragged out beyond 4 series. Try watching 'Early Doors', a show that only ran for two series and is a jewel that leaves you wanting more.
Turanga Leela was the first thing that entered my head when I saw that pic. You know or you don't :)
Plus one on denying them the 'oxygen of publicity' (to quote another nutcase)
Sammiches with mayo is bad ? You are going straight to hell boy !!
'iPhone consumers are very loyal when upgrading their device. In Britain, over 70 per cent of iPhone owners who changed their device chose another iPhone.'
Wonder what the figures are for Android? Certainly most people I know who have Android phones are on at least their second (third in my case). Is it a case of 'better the devil you know' rather than any inherent loyalty?
Late reply to the AC
Sorry, haven't been following this thread so didn't reply straight away.
>If you understood how copyright works you would see how daft your proposal is. Unfortunately most Copyright Commentards know jack shit about it - they just want to rant about Big Corps.
Reread my post, it wasn't a BigCorp rant. A daft suggestion ? Then how daft is it that people put software/images etc. up on the net with the 'free for personal use' provisio and it tends to be respected ? Are you suggesting its difficult to define commercial/non commercial use ?
Back in your cave you anonymous troll ;)
'Copyright laws exist in all civilized countries to protect art. If you want that are then pay for it or go without. There is no God given right to someone else's art.'
I think you will find that there is no argument here that suggests that copyright shouldn't exist on recordings, the debate is simply about the length of that copyright and the tangled mess(composer/performer etc.) that exists. Personally I feel 50 years is adequate, a reversion to public domain should occur with a caveat (that we are all familiar with) about commercial use being forbidden without a licence. In other words, after 50 years Joe Soap can have free access but BigCorp must pay a fee to the original rights owners to broadcast/reuse etc.
>The 3300 Android users...is that all of them?
The level of trolling in here is getting so low even an iPhone user can spot them (as long as he/she has an app to assist in the observation process)
Fanbois and Astroturfers apart, voice dialling in the old Winmo and Nokia phones 'just worked' (Copyright Apple Electronica).
Its odd that this is one of the few areas that recent mobile phones have worsened while having massively more processing power available for the task ?
T'internet is broken
>the pointing finger was broken, and having been broken, pointed no more.
Nor all Americas piety and wit shall call it it back to point at half a word of it
I am due a new phone soon and this and the Sammy are favourites (along with the Xperia Arc still in the running if the price drops a little). I've tried both and TBH I'm probably going to get this. The Sammy has a great (samoled) screen but against it is the construction ( that plastic back feels awful and doesn't feel like it would last more than 12 months ),TouchWiz (yuk) and the killer.... it looks like an Appl£ design !!!
Still undecided but the Sensation is favourite at the moment. Until I wake up tomorrow and ....... :)
I would rather sit and look at that 'portrait' for the entire day than have to endure the royalist tripe that will flood the airwaves on Friday.
You are missing an important point Eddy
>USR Palm Pilot from so long ago.
Yeah the Palm Pilot (I hate the USR tag, they did sod all for the company) had a rounded rectangular form and a grid of icons (and a better OS IMHO) BUT....
It wasnt a 16 icon COLOURFUL grid.
So y'see the devil is in the detail, Apple are quite right to sue :)
I was with you right up to the 'The App Store has inspired a new generation of coders and designers by leveling the playing field and made it possible for anyone to create and market an application to the masses'
Massive fail I'm afraid, there has long been a huge base of free/share/trialware out there for all platforms. All Apple have done with their store is put it all in one place (provided its approved) and raked their cut. Cnet and many others have equally huge amounts of software available but dont try to take a percentage if a user pays to register a program.
'the monopolistic and innovation stifling business practices of companies like Adobe'
That actually sounds like Apples business practices to me !
No I dont like the modern Apple and I wont buy their products but I used to admire them. Not any more.
+1 on that
Now they are being borged into Orange here in the UK I have to wonder where to go next. Certainly the 'marriage made in Hell' that we will have to suffer in the UK means that I am going to struggle to find a decent mobile provider in the years to come. NOTHING will convince me to stay once they have been absorbed by the bunch of thieves at Orange.
'News Corp could use its film and television titles to attract players'
Or the opposite way round. Yeah I really want to play <insert soap title here>ville/wars.
Its got NewsCorp written all over it, how big an 'AVOID' sign is needed ?