1491 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
Not actually a dumb idea
For dealing with individual emergencies, the system would be pretty awful but in the event of a large scale disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane, the system could gather locations that are being tweeted from and that would help to pinpoint emergency hotspots.
Seriously. I don't care how famous you are, or whether you think these guys and girls are assholes. No-one and I mean no-one, deserves to have their financial and personal details splurged on the web for criminals and dickheads to abuse as they see fit.
Re: What about gay porn? Women aren't being used there.. What about..
This is bullshit. I know a rather large number of women that enjoy grumble flick action and so do most of the transgender crowd I'm acquainted with. So saying that banning porn for reasons of gender equality is garbage.
Or...if this about there being a larger amount of porn aimed at men, lesbians and bi folks, then I'll happily plop a signature on any petitions to increase female and gay porn on the internet.
A false show of solidarity
The CEO coughing up his £100 M&S voucher means nothing to him. Someone on a considerably smaller pay package losing a £25 M&S voucher has much more reason to be annoyed.
Hark, what is that I hear?
Could it possibly be the sound of an incoming train wreck?
Goodbye Ms Leach
Your articles set a new standard in baiting Apple fans and for that you will be sorely missed. o7
Re: Most people stay with their bank in the UK due to inertia.
I'm with Natwest at the moment (haven't had any card issues but that's due to spending most of the week ill in bed) but I think this recent fuck up has confirmed that we can expect more outages in future.
So what alternatives are there? Is the Co-op any good, or a similar set up that doesn't have a bunch of money grubbing CEOs?
"Every time a Windows system is booted up someone, somewhere in the word dies."
And every time someone buys a Windows Phone, Eadon dies a little inside. So remember folks, the Lumia you buy today brings us one stop closer to a brighter and quieter forum.
All I will say is good luck prying your front door keys off that sucker. oO
...that within a year of this technology becoming widespread, someone will attempt to sue Fujitsu for hand cancer caused by exposure to IR light.
Re: Daily defence spending...
Holy shit, when I read the first comment I thought I'd wandered onto the Yahoo comments section.
Re: Bah@Thomas 4
True but just imagine how much more *useful* it would be to take that $46bn cut from the military and give it to Nasa.
We've got no money to send rockets to other worlds but we've still got plenty of cash to send them slamming into other countries.
A novel idea
I feel that Google Glass has terrific potential. You could feed your glasses prescription into them and have a bluetooth based sensor that sends your current blood/alcohol ratio to them too. Then your Google Glass recalibrates itself so that no matter how drunk you are, your vision is not impaired. That way, the cute boy or girl you hook up with at the end of a session remains cute when you wake up next to them the following morning.
Re: MS are trying a little harder to push the Surface than the Zune
Although it goes against every fibre of my being, I do partially agree with Eadon here.
The Surface's price is ridiculously high for what it is. Is there anything the Surface Pro can do that could not be done by a similarly spec'd laptop at half the price? Its little brother, the Surface RT, is hobbled by an OS that really, really should have been Windows Phone 8.
If Nokia made a 7 or 10 inch tablet with Windows Phone 8 on and spec'd and sold at a similar price to the Galaxy Tab or iPad, Microsoft would have made a killing, or at least a fairly hefty flesh wound. As it stands now, neither Surface is particularly appealing.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to scrub my keyboard with acid for typing that first sentence.
Re: Confessions of a search engine Exec
I was really worried about you for a moment there, Eadon. You had a completely unrelated article to work and I was concerned that you wouldn't be able to find a place to get a gratuitous dig at Microsoft in.
But you managed it and thus all was normal with the world.
Re: Valid tactics
"THE...HUMANOID....IS HUGGING....ME! HUGGING ME!!"
Re: Sense of déjà vu
I can't wait for 5G
That 20Mb data allowance will be the fastest I've ever had, if 4G tariffs are anything to go by.
This isn't actually a bad idea
A phone that actually says to you "Hey dumbass, stop looking at me and watch the damn road."
A somewhat harsh editorial...
...especially when it comes to Firefox OS. I have a Lumia 820 and like it as much as the next man, as long as it isn't Eadon. Yet even I recognise that a new OS entering the market can only be a good thing. Is it going to cause Google and Apple to quake in their boots? I doubt it. Will it inspire Windows Phone 8 and BB OS 10 to fight tooth and nail for the third spot, thus improving their own OSes and setting a benchmark for newcomers to aim for? I hope so.
Even the mighty Android and iOS had issues when they were first launched and had extremely small markets for their first year or so.
Didn't Asus do something similar a while back?
The was a whole bunch of gawping at the Transformer Prime but I vaguely recall something about an Asus Slider as well that worked in pretty much the same way as this Sony one.
Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...
Is this what Shakespeare was harping on about when he made that comment about "The Beast With Two Backs"?
I'm sad to say...
...that the class was wiped out when they decided to do a follow-up experiment involving a standard office keyboard. Those that weren't killed by a cocktail of disease were devoured by a QWERTY-based blob monster.
Re: NO return missions is what we need to do!
Screw that, even if it was a one way trip, to walk on another world in our lifetime is a priviledge that no banker or politician in the world is deserving of.
The whole idea is absolutely barking...
...if the notes about the equipment not being ready are correct. Yet despite all this, I am hoping and praying that the launch goes ahead and that this madman gets his dream of walking on Mars. Godspeed, righteous fruitcake. o7
It says a lot
...when I read something that puts even the frigging Mormons in a more positive light than the CoS. All the Xenu stuff - surely this is a joke right? Surely this *can't* be what the CoS belives right? Right? Oo
Not sure what to make of the Surface
I did briefly look at getting a Surface but the thing that puts me off the most is that the one I can afford uses Win RT. RT seems like the odd one out somehow because it's the only device so far that uses this operating system and (although I'm not a dev myself) I can't really see developers spending time and money creating applications for such a small market. If the smaller Surface had run Windows Phone 8, I suspect it'd be a more popular choice (although the pricing weighs it down unfavorably versus its rivals).
It's the same problem they had back in Round 1 of the Smartphone Wars, when there was the three-way between them, Symbian and Palm OS. They had the Pocket PC version of their OS (Windows Mobile), the smartphone version that cropped on on the SPV 500 phones and then Windows CE as well. Although Symbian had three different versions as well (Series 60, Series 80 and the very limited Series 90) they had a far larger resource pool to draw from, having several companies chipping in for R&D rather just one alone.
Re: "No one really likes to wear glasses at the best of times"
I like seeing glasses on a woman. They give a wonderfully sophisticated and sexy look.
Not to put too fine a point on it. My first real relationship was with a friend I'd met online and through many months and years of conversation with, eventually blossomed into the best two years of my life. If you tell me there's no romance to be found in a mouse click, you're doing it wrong.
EDIT: And as for the "no beauty to be found in games", do we really have to re-tread this tired ground again? Even Roger Ebert admitted he fucked up on that score.
Nice try but it sounded a lot more scary when it came from Liam Neeson's mouth.
...and this is just a shot in the dark here, if they weren't charging ball-bustingly high tarriffs with fuck all data allowance, I might have gone with them. Most normal folks balk at paying above 30-35 a month for their phone bills and if it's a choice between a larger allowance and slightly slower speed or fast and gone in the blink of an eye, most folks will go with 3G. The other thing to bear in mind is that even in London you can't get a 3G signal all the time, so what are chances of 4G?
Apologies for the generalisations there.
I meant to edit both of these into the original post.
Windows Phone is the archtypal gold digger. She's managed to sink her claws into a moderately rich old man that's lonely but she seethes with envy that she's not one of the popular or fashionable types.
iOS is part of one of those smug self satisfied couples that you know will just be together forever and a day and sneers at all the lesser mortals. They're successful but that doesn't necessarily equate to everyone liking them.
A metaphorical near miss
Ann Droid as a publisher doesn't really work as a metaphor. Ann Droid as a woman of ill repute does. She "flirts" with everyone and anything these days, is cheap and rumoured to carry nasties.
I really wish...
...that I could use my NFC phone as my Oyster card. I suspect a lot of other folks do too. Oh in the grand scheme of things it wouldn't make a world of difference but it'd certainly save plastic and whatever metals are used to make the NFC chip in the Oyster card.
Re: ELOP FAIL
Yes, because watching a smartphone OS, any of them, crash and die can only mean more choices for the customer, right? Because if Win Phone fails, we can always go back to Symbian (nope), Palm OS (guess not), Psion (I wish!) or Meego as alternatives to Android or iOS. Perhaps you'll be cheering loudly if BB10 bites the bullet too?
I just bought a Lumia 820 last weekend and I'm quite pleased with it so far. The interface is fast and responsive. and the phone itself has a pleasing solidity that's been lacking in my previous handsets. More applications need to take advantage of the Live Tile feature though. I understand Live tile is supposed to function in a similar fashion to widgets in Android but aside from providing shortcuts, they don't seem to offer much else. I'm still getting used to the phone so I might have missed something.
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