350 posts • joined Tuesday 9th June 2009 10:57 GMT
I have an N9 and am very, very happy with it. The only thing I want it to do that I'm not able to is Viber or Whatsapp. And that is only because the 'phone came before the software. Not the phones fault really. Everything else works like a dream, including Skype and GTalk.
Jolla ? Will certainly consider when it comes to new device time.....
Re: Not sure I agree with this.....
Have a read of the link's you've sent, and the links within.
ATT are, it says, spending $14 billion on network infrastructure. THat includes small cells, whioch is the Alu' solution, which is a combination of a femto and pico.
The point is, the femto solution might be 1% of ATT's spend. 1%, that is a small market.
Re: Ironically .....
I have Adblock on by default. It is not selective against one or another website.
Personally, I dislike adverts mainly because they get in the way of me reading what I choose to read. Like ad's at football grounds that are live on the telly, flashing away to distract from the actual football / rugby / racing et al.
It is about choice and if sites like El Reg [which I do enjoy] choose one business model or another, I will respond this way or that. It is the push and pull of life......
Re: Ironically .....
Are there adverts ?
Adblock Plus really is very good......!!
Re: No choice popup on Apple, Google or Linux devices devices
I'm pretty sure my Linux Distro [Ubuntu] has more than one web browser installed. I'd need to check as I only really Firefox, but I'm sure Epiphany is in there too.
And so many more in the repository...... Does that count ?
.... where does the money actually go ?
No, the first thing to do is to close down your FB account if you have one........
So that's it.....
A search tool.
NOw, if it were a 'phone or an OS, that would be news, but more f%#^ing search, Nahhhhh
Oh, just remembered, I don't use Facebook so I don't even know why I'm reading this.......
Adverts on El Reg ?
I've got Ad Block Plus on Firefix, so I hardly ever see adverts.
Non Apple user.....
I may be a bit thick here, but as a non Apple user the simple question that I ask is, can't one just open a browser and go to Google Maps ?
What is all this bru-ha-ha about applications ?
Re: MS wants to use skype to lock people to windows
... and Google, with GTalk and Gmail chat will be the happiest tech company around.
As a Linux user, my Skype is pretty old and has no "features", or as I call them, annoyances. I also use Gmail/Gtalk with one or two Linux applications.
I may end up slowly migrating fro one to the other as the time passes.
Bloody glad I am linux desktop user......
That is really quite funny.......
Missing from the review.....
This is a review for a music player, yes?
There are few things missing that I would have hoped to read about. What is the audio quality like, with and without the supplied ear 'phones, through a decent speaker system, what are the codecs it supports, how to transfer content to/from the device, battery charge time and battery usage time.....
These are the things one needs to know, not lines of text about how thin it is........
In princinple, what is the difference.....
.... between wi-fi and, say, FM / MW / LW radio ?
I was wondering about this before I put [virtual] pen to [online] paper, and can think of only range / power [wifi may be 'stronger'] and the two way nature of wifi, for the up link, down link side.
I found a UK version of the Americans page, and it's here : http://www.es-uk.info/index.asp I mention is because Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe is associated with both camps.
When one looks at the " Recognising ES and EHS" section, any sympathy I [I]may[i/] have had with these people just vanished: the list of symptoms could be caused by, a bottle of good wine, a bottle of bad wine, a looming deadline or, frankly, as Marvin would say, it's just life......
Na, tin foil fools.
A contented life.......
Oh I wish that my life was so content, balanced and in a state of equilibrium that I had time, energy and inclination to get so work worked up over so little.
Really, so what if there is a video? So what if it is critical ? This is the privilege of having an opinion: somebody somewhere will mock it. Remember all the kerfuffle about the "Life of Brian"? So much free advertising and publicity that Muggeridge must be turning in his grave now, assuming of course that he was right that there is an afterlife. Which there isn't. So he isn't.
Still, I am sure the train companies will love all that extra full fair revenue on a Sunday.....
""But as some have noted, the steep cost of the ebook shouldn't be blamed on Rowling: It's the taxman's fault in Brussels.""
Which is ironic really as Amazon is not registered in the UK, but in the tax haven in Luxembourg, which means it pays not Corporate tax in Blighty.
MS and not Apple......
Why are MS being hit in the browsers kerfuffle and not Apple?
I'm not an Apple anything user, so this is anecdotal, but my understanding is that Apple are even more restrictive about the software that is running on, say, an I-Pad or notebook etc, and yet seem to get away with it.
Why ............... ?
She is only a kid.
She is 27 and comes from the "it's not fair" generation.
She has a degree in Political Theory.
Malcolm Tucker: Oh, it's make-your-mind-up time, Ollie! I mean, what do you want to be? Do you want to be a prick that works here for a year, then goes away and joins a think-tank to write "oh, on one hand this and on the other hand that", or do you want to be a soldier?
She is Think Tank fodder.
I like the SIM....
..... simply because I can swap the SIM from device to device as and when I need.
SOC is not user friendly, despite what Apple may think.....
A user of social media has no more or no less rights than anybody else.
Just because one uses Twitter does not make one exempt from "the law".
If you c all somebody an arse to their face, you're likely to get a smack in the face. The same, metaphorically, applies on line.
How can MS patent something that has been in Star Trek, Star Wars, Red Dwarf and H2G2, to name a few ?
Can /I/ trawl SCI-FI novels and telly programmes and start a patent company ????????
The interesting thing about the Sunrise Swiss job is that is exactly what H'wei planned to do: until the Swiss immigration people said "Woooo, steady on there. Nope, you're not bringing in 200 workers on temporary visa's". They are, right now, having a massive resource issue.
They tried to bring in Bulgarian workers as well, but this too was knocked back.
This is what happens when a company sells for cost minus, just to stay in a market.
The next quarter will see how they manage it, but right now, it is not looking good for them.
As for the OSS BSS claim, of that I am not sure. H'wei OSS/BSS offerings are not the only game in town. In fact, they are coming very late to that table. NSN and E/// are both in that space, and of course some of the smaller players.
All in all, personally, I am not comfortable with this H'wei story, but then Blighties own Marconi took the smorgasbord five or so years ago, so there is very little we can do.....
A colleague of mine accused me of xenophobia for having, what he calls "anti-chinese" views.
But, even if half the reports about H'wei and ZTE are true, then massive investment by them is the last thing we need.
Massive amount if immegration fraud when they bring in hundreds of Chinese works, on rotating visa's, theft of intellectual property and industrial espioanage. Is this not enough to be wary ?
I had no idea.....
.... there were so many luggage obsessed anally retentive people like me out there!
Power to you all!
I have a Samsonite which has trolley wheels/handle and rucksack traps, one main section and a slightly smaller front with another st the bottom [smokes in here!], two side panels, one netted for me wet brolley.
I can get one full size laptop in here, power cable/brick, 10m LAN cable, one book [[Pale Blue Dot right now] two mobiles, one mp3 player, various cables for the USB plug / charger and, when the need arises, a weeks worth of clothing.
All in. Together.
Oh, and an apple!
As if the UK needs advice from.....
.... a former banker who now lives on charity donations through his online story telling shit bazaar.
.... for that was his name......
.... I rather like it.
And one /could/ argue that, for a tenner a month, no cables or recharger to carry, for the mobile worker, it is worth it. And in 18 months, see what else is on the market.
"" Morality is a base human behaviour and does not require much definition ""
I would disagree with this line utterly. For the last seven or so years I have been working in Africa: Libya, Madagascar, Zambia, Swaziland, Gabon, Congo with brief stints in Algeria and Egypt. The one thing I would say is that each country, each culture has it's own very different views on morality. Whether that is about the ways people treat each other, the ways people treat the environment, how they treat animals etc. One cultures bribery is anothers "paying respects". If you have tried to pass through a border control around the Zambian/Zimbabwe border you will know what I mean. Or leave Gabon. Or enter Congo. or move one Congo to the other [DRC] for example.
"" As individuals, humans are generally great and get along quite happily."" There are caveats to this and, again, from my experience in the last few years, it has boiled down to "" As individuals, humans are generally great and get along quite happily, as long as they are not too different, or don't make too many demands "".
As I say, this is all from personal experience and I accept I have not met everybody, not been to every country, but what I have seen suggests the concept of "morality" is a very sticky one indeed.
Your argument does raise some interesting meta-physical questions, such as "what is morality", "who defines morality" and "is my morality better than your morality".
I think the vast majority of people in Blighty would see themselves as moral, but the yard stick by which we measure this is about as reliable as an 1980's Skoda 120.
While I would not disagree with your "straw men" this has very little to do with the PI story, which I have expanded on a little myself, below.
The problem I do have with your example is that they are, broadly, not good example for the PI story. Not having enough money for booze and fags, so turning to crime, is not a parallel for selling /any type/ of hardware/software.
Look at Syria: for years they were seen as a pillar of stability in the region, despite the running bad press commentary from the US about issues with Israel. So, as a legitimate Gov' in Damascus, were they to buy some "tech" in, say, 2008, should we then be taking it out now because it is being used for "oppression"? Should we be trying to guess the future and only sell to countries we know will "never" become despotic regimes ?
Depending on your point of view and your politics, you may say the evens after 1997 wold have put the UK in that category, lead by a catholic fanatic Blair, who went trumping around the middle east like a drunk in Doc Martens.....
This is an interesting article loaded with emotive language [quotations] and some ambiguity.
The problem I have with the PI statement / demand / request is fairly simple to ask, much harder to answer. First of all, exactly /what is "UK-stamped surveillance tech", secondly, is the equipment the issue or two whom we see it, thirdly, do we ask for something back if a "regime" becomes despotic and finally, given that the UK Gov', and pretty much every other western Gov' uses "surveillance tech" will we stop selling this to ourselves and to other countries in the "civilised world", or is PI simply asserting an inverse racism: we are British therefore ok, but you are from a "foreign country so much be 'not' ok.".
Statements like PI seem, on the surface, very well intentioned, but do come across like a spoilt 12 year old brat, constantly shouting "it's not fair" when they see something they don't like.
It may not be a very palatable message, but we are NOT the moral arbitrators for the rest of the world and frankly, it is up to foreign Gov's how they maintain their own security; just as we argue when discussing our own.
Once you start determining what other people and other Gov's may or may not do with kit, you are, as Humphrey once stated, on a very slippery slope. Should Japan stop selling HiLux's just because these are used all over Africa as military vehicles? Do the worlds major Telco's stop selling their own Lawful Intercept solutions, and indeed any telecomm's equipment, do router vendors stop producing deep packet inspection equipment [hardware and software] and BP, Shell et stop selling oil, because this fuels the military ?
No, of course not, so why is this any different? It is just another tool in the box that can be used for "good and bad*".
* I'll let you decide who should decide what is good and bad.
Re: Out of curiosity ... @J1
The users of El Reg are sophisticated, erudite, suave and urbane and refined intellectuals imbued with unusually high levels of élan. We don't f^%&ing swear.
And as far as god is concerned, which god ? There is a list here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deities you can choose from. One of my favourites is Thor. He was /so/ good he has an entire day named after him. And of course it is only one day to the weekend!
Thor did not really define 'right and wrong' ; it more a case of 'don't get in my way.............'.
Hard to argue with a man with a massive hammer.
Leave them to it.
At some point, they will decide things like sport, CERN, the BBC, music, cats falling off a piano on 'You Tube', the works of Desmond Morris, jelly and pictures of volcanoes are all morally dubious, so in the end, they block so much they'll cut themselves from the world wide web.
And then it is their loss. So leave them be. Let them be insular narrow minded bigots who want to control every aspect of everybody's life, all the way down to what sort of peccadilloes they should be thinking about, in the sanctity of their own imagination.
An Old Walkman
I know one person, just one, who owns a Sony Walkman MP3 player.
I've used it. It has one drawback, which is the limited 4gb memory.
But the sound quality is excellent. Just about the best I have heard.
If only Sony could get the marketing juju they had when they created the walkman brand, then Apple would be a dead duck. A music player for just playing music. EXACTLY what I am looking for.
The reason is.....
.... that the spelling and grammar on wiki-paedia is appalling. They do not even spell their own name correctly. And when one logs in and corrects the spelling and grammar, it is returned to it's incorrect former state.
No wonder it has reached status quo.