113 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Still have the Psion 5, the Ericsson 5mx rebrand and the Revo. And the Netbook too. Pity that one can only do WEP.
Apart from that iPad has firmly taken over the role the Psion's used to have.
Put the user id and passwords in your will.
And then, every time you must update your passwords, you will have to update your will too. For a fee.
NSA and their ilk wanting to pass a law that gives the government access to all wills before death in 3...2...1..
It's very human to monitor yourself and count your calories or footsteps," he told me.
"That's bollocks," I replied. "It's actually very human to avoid monitoring yourself. Unless you're in training or on a diet, or an eco-nutter measuring your carbon footprint, you don't. And it's more fun not to."
"It is," he said.
"It isn't," I replied.
That's brilliant. Best example of tech disconnect in the last decade.
A downside of presenting fake news is that everybody will believe that the entiere site is a fake. Including the ads that pay for the site.
I've seen a lot worse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet/2802207351/?rb=1
Re: Apple sucked their business out from under them?
And 10 euro bills that cost 9 euro's, and proper summers too.
Ballmet is effing brilliant.
Hehehe. Microsoft has pulled one on Google.
Google will have to keep working on Androids lower levels, Microsoft was already making money on the patents, and now Microsoft will replace the high end Googly bits with the stuff that is on WP too.
Essentially, Microsoft is still reaping the benefits of owning a closed source OS, but with somebody else paying for the stuff OEM's won't buy from Microsoft anymore.
If Ballmer planned this, he's brilliant. If he planted Elop in Nokia to make this work, he's out of this world.
If crime levels are falling, then it is because Global Warming is actually Global Cooling. Correlation is after all correlation.
Re: Two words
Don't go on holiday in the UK then. The weather is miserable anyway. Clouds everywhere.
My fridge doesn't think its cool, and both my microwave and my stove do not think its hot.
That one is a spoof, I'm afraid.
Besides, Jezus is famous for being the *only* son. So there can be at most one CEO like Jezus, and everybody else is an imposter. I propose a walking-over-water, multiplying-bread-and-fishes, turning-water-into-wine and a raising-the-dead competition.
Why not code your own FlaBi?
Sounds like a good project for those British kids who must learn how to program.
Seeing is believing
And with luck it will come with Flappy Bird pre-installed, instead of Snake. That should give it instant market share.
Electronic warfare in 10, 9, 8, 7, ....
There is surely some way for criminals to saturate their local wifi environment, so that there won't be enough bandwidth for the cops to download data quickly enough.
Or listening for thoses Glasses' MAC address being broadcast. Should be a good way to check for the undercover ones too.
That market existed very early in the life of smartphones. At that time when almost nobody had one. So it is not a big market.
That early market was walled-in too, BTW. Starting with Symbian 9.1.
iTunes. Have you heard of it?
Re: "unmodified Androids provided they were connected to a computer."
No. I am not using Android.
MMmm. Only those people who cared about their image and what their friends said before FB will care now. Because they haven't changed, and neither have their friends.
"So why did this nonsense happen in the first place? In my opinion it's the company culture. Departments which don't necessarily co-exist or try to extend or improve on each other but instead actually compete within the company hierarchy. Right up to a point where one department would have no problems at all with screwing the other over. Even though, in the end, it would most likely hurt the company as a whole.
A mindset which, as far as I know, can absolutely be traced back to Gates himself."
Nokians will feel right at home then
This is a big problem for LinkedIn too
Apparently it is possible to create bogus identities. LinkedIn must now insist on people identifying themselves properly, like with public key encryption (yes, I know this is a form of more consistent lying).
And if you are telling that you work for a company, that company must sign for that too.
It is still possible to create bogus identities and even bogus companies, if people are determined enough. But the days of accepting complete strangers, however interesting they could be, are now surely over.
Models (theories) and their outcomes are never evidence. Measurements are evidence.
Re: "I know absolutely nothing about the black holes...
No harm done, but try better next time. Practice, after all, makes perfect.
Re: Allô ?
"The Belgians do perfectly well with nonante."
The Wallons, maybe. The Flemish would say "negentig".
Re: Sitting On Their Hands
There are lots of things wrong with that strategy. It's a nerds-only strategy, so only nerds will like it. Everybody else will avoid phones like that like the plague. Which is 99% of the population.
Re: How sublime . . .
Put Ceres on a collision course with Earth, so we will be spared this kind of astronomy reporting in the future.
Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago
Local politics is for locals. Please rant about it at one of your fine fora for discussing your version of local politics.
Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago
In Newtonian Mechanics there is no time delay because of finite signal propagation built into the equations. You can add one yourself, but that is not quite the same.
Re: What problem I have worth paying good money for is T.I.O.T going to solve?
"Rather than having your heating system, "
Runs on natural gas, during late autumn, winter and early spring only
"fridge, washing machine, "
runs all the time, or just once a week
"dishwasher, backup server, battery and electric car chargers, etc,"
don't have 'm, apart from the backup server.
So, how much is it going to save me then? And why won't the backup server be capable enough to do the math?
What problem I have worth paying good money for is T.I.O.T going to solve?
Haven't heard a single one of them. Running out of milk isn't one of them as I don't drink that vile stuff.
Re: Stunning photo
That would be a bonus, no?
But by the time people can do this, they would probably be able to keep people alive for much longer time spans. One way of doing that is by flying around the Local Group at reasonable speed and agreeing on meeting up at certain points in time.
Windows Phone? Wasn't that one in third place by now?
You nearest window will do just fine. After it gets dark. You can see through it and see your face being reflected. At the same time. Amazing, isn't it? Some photons pass through and some bounce back. Quantum in action.
Re: The paradigm may be already lost
Both PC's and mainframes needed keyboards and tv screens to get something done. The PC added a mouse.
If you can add a tv and a keyboard then you can do the same things in a smartphone as you did on a PC, and a mainframe.
But just as the PC was never capable of running mainframe software, the smartphone will not do it either. The OS maker needs to create an OS that can seamlessly support an app that works on small touch screens and on big keyboard-enabled tv screens. But that is actually quite difficult. So an OS makes who only does touch is quicker and will outcompete the integrated OS maker. Then, by the time the integrated OS is ready everybody will be using the touch OS and nobody is going to switch.
Then the third party software creators. The smaller a device is, the less money people are willing to pay for software. Orders of magnitude less. Which means that a business selling PC software will make orders of magnitude less if they have a product that runs on a smartphone too. They are not going to do that.
New entrants in the software business might be able to create such software. But in the beginning, they cannot compete with the encumbents for a particular software niche. While OTOH, there is money to be made on smartphone-specific apps.
Why worry about the slaves becoming sentient? Software being used to being Master is the one to worry about.
There's a trick for that
Duct tape to the rescue. Again.
Re: Come on Nokia
Not that hard, actually. Put a proper telescope in front of your smartphone and you're off. And then, put a better camera at the end your your telescope, grab Autostakkert!2, practice (quite) a bit, and you'll be making shots like these: http://www.damianpeach.com/jupiter.htm
Failed in what way, exactly?
Is it the moustache, the way-too-rosy cheeks, or that excuse for a beard?
I propose a new proverb
Fools and their privacy are easily parted.
The real question is...
whether Apple's iOS market size is big enough for a healthy ecosystem.
With mainfraimes, mini's and pc's there was room for one big ecosystem and a couple of small ones. The premisse that Android is going to obliterate iOS and all the other is based on those observations, and the underlying theory network effect theory.
With mobile, there are a couple of new factors. One, the potential user base is orders of magnitudes bigger than the user base for mainfraimes, and still at least one order of magnitude bigger that the PC user base.
And secondly, switching costs on mobile are the lowest of them all. You can still call, use sms, whatsapp, or whatever method to contact other people. And apps on mobile are much cheaper than on PC's.
Apple is clearly staking its position in that segment of the market where people care about quality and ease-of-use, and where cost is not the most important factor in the decision. A strategy that is not uncommon for succesfull consumer brands to make, and a position that is anathema to the business brands, where cost is everything, and ease-of-use is nether the buyers' nor the sellers' problem.
Re: I'm always surprised at the naivity of people
Re: Message to mobile operators
These being the same operators that would charge you through the nose for roaming?
Back in the days people would love Nokia being able to pull a stunt like that. But Nokia's smartphones were never that in demand, so that did not happen.
Solutions looking for a problem
Wasn't the point of keeping fish that the activities related to caring for them are supposed to be fun, relaxing? And are therefore the things you do not want to automate at all?
BTW, I understand the wish to automate certain things, but then the hobby is to automate things, not to take care of a fish tank. Now that it is finished, you get bored by it and want to replace it by something new to automate.
So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?
Business as usual, the spooks only catching the stupid crooks?
That's the first lippie
showing all body parts in one shot, waste of a good opportunity to post even more boring pictures
business is booming
Next time, create a separate business for each and every customer.
NSA is going to hate that
The Chinese government can of course build their own Amazon-like cloud server and encourage local businesses to use that. Which makes it much harder for the NSA to spy on those businesses.
Advertising is always targetted
In this case the advertising is targetting the bosses, who would love employees working extra for free. And with employees being too cheap to buy their own phone, who's to blame them?
But there's nothing preventing you from buying your own, and turning the company one off outside work hours.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel
for funny and to-the-point Apple jokes, aren't we?
- The land of Milk and Sammy: Free music app touted by Samsung
- 20 Freescale staff on vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
- The long war on 'DRAM price fixing' is over: Claim YOUR spoils now (It's worth a few beers)
- Dell thuds down low-cost lap workstation for
cheapfrugal creatives or engineers
- NSFW vid LOHAN chap hooks up with busty stratominx in cosmic pleasure cruise