1366 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
Because he will have been proven to be RIGHT. On the INTERNET, no less!
I won't deny there's a certain amusement in watching Elop suffer for canning Symbian and Meego but Nokia were a really cool phone maker once upon a time and I do have fond memories of using my 9300, N95 and other exotic and inspired phone ideas. Black slabs will not save Nokia but they might make a rather stylish tombstone. =/
I do love the newspapers in the UK
"We have a right, nay, an obligation, under the freedom of the press to show everyone pictures of Prince Harry cupping his droit de seignuer. This is isn't seediness damn it, this is a MORAL IMPERATIVE for us!"
I wondered what happened to the design team behind the truly inspirational "Lisa" Olympic Logo. Another masterstroke here guys!
Re: Idiots shooting themselves in the feet
I actually have a transcript from that meeting:
"Go f*** yourself."
"No, you go f*** yourself."
The meeting was then adjourned.
I got a Blackberry 9360 on the weekend with NFC in it but not the foggiest idea how to set the bugger up.
And not one person as commented on the fact that this article is in a journal called P NAS?
Just when I thought HP couldn't get any dumber.
So just to be clear, they scrapped plans for a MeeGo tablet, they shit canned a rather wonderful WebOS tablet and they're cranking out a Windows 8 tablet think *that* will be the winner?
This is turning into a remarkably entertaining day for legal vultures on El Reg, what with all the fun goings on at the Ecuadorian embassy as well.
It's a damn sight more entertaining than the Apple/Samsung crap that's been going on.
The thing is, I wouldn't necessarily class the guy as a moron - please let me finish
He was greedy, certainly. An iPad or iPhone is not essential to survival in the same way that an internal organ is but he wanted one badly enough to go through with it.
But the main thing was that he was astonishingly naive. He thought that the majority of the money, let's say 70% of it, would be going to him. This was his first assumption. He didn't think that organ traders are there to make a big profit - it's a risky business after all, as this adventure has shown. The trader in question is going to want more than a couple of grand if he's going to be risking serious jail time or even having a dead body on his hands.
Then our naive friend forgot about kickbacks - an operation, even an illegal one, isn't just carried out by one person. There are nurses, equipment costs, bribes to ensure that critical bits of paperwork get misfiled, storing and transporting the organ. Again, all of these carry risks and the people involved are going to want a share of the profits.
The final and possibily fatal assumption our friend made was relying on the internet for accurate medical info. Yes, it is possible to survive with one kidney but suddenly losing a major organ causes a massive system shock that *will* damage everything connected to it - including that sole kidney you plan to live another 50 years on, incident free.
He was naive and he was taken advantage of and I suspect that's a buyer's remorse that's going to haunt him long after his new toy has ceased to function. =/
Re: Anyone know
Taken from "Putting Shame in Your Game" - "I might sneak around, I might be a fad but I won't show myself on no TV ad."
They're certainly one of the better gadget merchants I've bought from in the past. I would say though, that their "Estimated Shipping/Delivery" note for new products is in urgent need of being taken around the back of the shed, shot and then buried in quicklime.
Re: This is where it gets ridiculous...
There seems to be an error in the article:
"But Kare pointed to RIM's BlackBerry Torch as an example of a smartphone that had many of the features of an iPhone but which Apple doesn't see as infringing on its design."
...is missing the word "yet" at the end.
Oh for fuck's sake
Seriously people, would it actually physically kill to *READ* that document before you hit the big shiny "Upload to the world" button?! The button isn't going to magically vanish if you don't click it within ten seconds and it might save someone a hell of a lot of grief and harassment if you do.
That would incorrectly imply that the Mail is capable of not looking stupid.
Re: It needs two more legs and some big fangs
Well, if you wanted to go with a scorpion vibe, you could go with a couple of the "Jaws of Life" cutting tools fire services use. I'm open to suggestions on what to do with the tail, although part of me keeps saying "minigun" over and over for some reason.
Assuming this thing gets built
I'd *really* like to see Kickstarter try and take their 10% off these guys.
Re: AS GREEDY AS APPLE
Gosh. Apple claiming something is unethical.
As for me, this trial has done more to perusade me that my next phone should be a Nokia more than any amount of Microsoft marketing.
Screw Apple and Samsung. I'm sick of this shit.
That's an awfully big arse.
Re: The Frankie Boyle angle
Fixing the problems of the world's socio-economic policies is not something easily achievable. Fixing a troll who clearly bit off more than he could chew is easily achievable.
We change the things we can.
Re: Tasteless Jokes
I found those jokes to be in poor form. I'm afraid they hit something of a bum note with me.
Please refrain from using radar in Antarctica
It annoys the shoggoths that live in the valley. =(
...does anyone else have the urge to lock the respective heads of Apple and Samsung in some dark, forgotten dungeon somewhere and refuse to let them out until they stop behaving like spoilt children?
The heads needn't necessarily be still attached to the bodies.
If your next computer is blood red, how do you expect it to remain undetected while conducting covert aerial bombing raids?
*My* computer on the other hand is a perfectly sensible black colour and is so stealthy I have trouble finding the bloody thing at times.
Re: Cause of Death?
Gauntlet was fun.
The youth of today have no understanding about how their bodies work.
It's a bloody Fortitude save, not a STAM roll. Jesus.
A Sony executive was quoted as saying "We're really going back to our old school roots with this new design. We're even restoring Other OS and PS2 backwards compatability," before collapsing on the floor in a heap of laughter.
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