881 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:00 GMT
Re: No Thanks
If this gets too obvious I'll just stop watching anything.
I was thinking the same thing. I shall just read more books instead. Then I had a horrible thought about what would happen to books if we all stopped watching TV.
The worst thing, by a mile...
...are those functions that remain invisible until you hover over them (yes, WordPress, I'm looking at you). How the f%$# are you supposed to know to hover if the f*&^ers are invisible?
The other UI nightmare is the one that came with Orifice 2000 (at least I think it was but it was definitely a MS product). Menu items that just disappeared if you didn't use them often. The obvious happened: As you couldn't then find them you used them even less.
"FinFisher spyware has been updated to evade detection"
and has now been discovered in 25 countries across the globe
Awesome detection evasion there. 10/10.
"fish and chips, a national treat"
Things must be desperate in Blighty if fish and chips are a treat.
Why did Microsoft even bother? Half the fun of moving to another country is exploring the differences.
Re: Strange URL
Pharma SEO fail?
Re: I'll stick with my Mac
Blimey, dozens of comments before we come to a Mac user that knows what a text editor is.
Re: A nitpick
What is Zawinski's Observation?
I believe it's possibly the one about all applications bloating until they can do email. Or something.
"jam jars with rulers stuck to the side"
And will likely remain so for a while. The main difference these days is that fewer people are required to read the rulers due to the ubiquity of modern connected rain gauges or AWS.
Rain gauges, even the spiffy modern ones, are notoriously inaccurate for several reasons.
NB I did once enquire about a BoM-recommended AWS for home use but was told anything below $25k was a waste of time. If you live in the town with the highest rainfall in Aus (over 7 metres) you tend to pay attention to this stuff..
Your articles were always a pleasure to read.
I'll get your coat.
Life moves so fast...
...I can remember the old days when Tesco specialised in horse meat lasagne.
It'll be insurance ads. Thank fuck for Adblock..
I buy more music now than I ever have
Not just music, but films and games too.
Just to clarify, none of this happened because of anything the music industry did to "stop piracy". The most likely reason is that I'm now exposed to more culture than at any time in the past. Not only that but I can choose where, when and what I am exposed to. This is despite the best efforts of the music industry to make the opposite true.
"44 per cent of those people were over the age of 75."
Cameron's NHS policies will soon get that number down.
Slight difference unfortunately
Yep, I realise there is a legal difference but the end result is the same. It's still ripping off those that do pay their fair share.
...the likes of Amazon, Google and scummy bankers get away with squillions while HMRC are busy with two oiks.
Still, something must be done, eh? Got to keep the Daily Mail readers happy.
He's quite right
The only thing you'll see in a high street in ten years* is a solitary pound shop with a tumbleweed blowing past.
Support your local shops. They have real jobs inside, real people with real knowledge of the products, not just some unskilled drones picking items from the racks in the latest mega warehouse.
"The device is called an EyePad not to primarily annoy Apple"
But it will help and that's surely a good thing.
Re: Patents are a wondrous thing...
Patents predate the Renaissance and the scientific revolution, and there is some evidence that a similar idea was present in ancient Greece.
Yes, a patent was granted in Greece for a year (according to Wikipedia). Given the speed of tech advances back then it would be equivalent to maybe a week today. I'd have no problems with that.
Perhaps he could make a copy...
...and send it to Dieter Rams. Seems only fair.
Patents are a wondrous thing...
...because no one invented anything before patents existed.
"I've been hacked"
It's the "dog ate my homework" of the digital age.
Eric bloody Huggers. He seems to lurch from one badly thought out tech nightmare to another.
Re: You lost me at...
I have never been on a date where the lady brought along a friend.
I did once. Best date ever.
What a complete arse. He calls himself a survivalist. It must be tough surviving between fat royalty cheques.
....do what we say or we'll shut down your country with the flick of a switch."
Coldplay and Kesha?
There should have been an additional $10,000 fine on grounds of taste.
Admit it, you sniggered too.
I have roughly half a metric tonne of books. Not one has ever failed (apart from one I was reading in the bath and fell asleep). Not one has had a flat battery. Not one has had a blue screen of death. I've never dropped one and thought "shit, I've just lost my entire book collection" as it splintered across the floor. The publisher and retailer don't know when I read their books.
Long live dead trees.
I suppose it's possible...
...that this bloke is right and everyone is wrong. Statistics aren't exactly my field but, you know...
Re: Prior art ?
The Apple shops are very different to all others. There's a far higher concentration of pillocks among staff and customers.
Re: Questions Questions
The Alf Garnett Fan Club is in the house.
We need to hurry up and get to Mars to bring some of the mystique back.
I tend to agree but have the feeling that when the ship lands it will probably find a Chinese base there full of children making iPhones. It's be Scott/Amundsen all over again.
Re: "before returning safely to Earth"
Silly me. I thought that when the first four words of the article said "Iran’s first monkey astronaut " I thought it meant it was Iran's first monkey astronaut. I shall go to bed without supper tonight feeling suitably chastised..
"before returning safely to Earth"
That's not bad for a first attempt. Certainly better than some countries with bigger budgets managed.
Maps, schmaps, who stole my comms?
While the south east corner of Queensland was doing the usual headless chicken routine, the rest of the state was without internet, mobile and landline services. An area containing most of the largest cities outside of the capital were in a communication breakdown for 22 hours, and this is the middle of our nasty natural disaster season.
Even worse was that the media didn't report on this until 2pm when the failure occurred at 6pm the previous day. The only reason we found out then was that a journalist asked the state premier about it. The premier said "we didn't know about it until 6am this morning".
Words almost fail me.
And we had the same weather system hit us with flooding several days earlier.
She said "graph"
Graph must be the new cyber.
A translation is required
"Microsoft has an ongoing commitment to collaborate with advocates, industry partners and governments worldwide to develop solutions and promote effective public policies that help protect people's online safety and privacy."
What this means in plain English is "Fuck off, we don't care".
Re: Not easy to like this guy
he is a businessman hoping to make a few more dollars
Exactly. Had it been otherwise he'd have called himself Kim DotOrg.
Re: I'm sorry...
useful internal routes were lost
But if it's Ryanair then a flight from say Paris to Marseilles probably took and landed at Calais.
It may be crazy...
...but if these greedy tax avoiding companies actually paid a fair amount in the first place then the craziness wouldn't be needed.
Views vs Thumbs Up
I believe that the Views count isn't updated in real time but the Thumbs Up are. You may find it rises considerably in a while.
Say it ain't so
He was so cute and cuddly and all Apple products are all so perfect and highly original. How could anyone libel the saintly Steve like this?
I feel the need to burn some incense on my Steve shrine.