864 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Sure as eggs is eggs. Sure as every odd numbered Star Trek movie is crap.
Or one page with anything made using Flash.
Not sure why you were down voted, even if your understanding is wrong.
...maybe someone took exception to you failing to close your brackets.
Will a single core cut it though?
A national denouncement database.
Yeah... careful with your terminology there pal.
UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, A, START
"Now, 500 to 1,000 apps may at first blush seem to be far more than any rational human being might keep on their iOS device. But as macjeff rightly points out, if Apple expects your iPhone, for example, to eventually replace "your phone, your pocket gaming system, your smart-home remotes, your TV remotes, your day-timer, etc.," it might want to reconsider the limitation."
Check the wording of your contract. El Reg is no doubt correct that O2 had no _legal_ obligation.
I'm not saying the wording is fair.
That joke only has two arguments, not three.
...although that'll probably fold the company, which will only hurt the people at the bottom.
Those at the top are probably syphoning off everything they can right now, just in case.
Well if they don't, I hope they'll be paid significantly less.
...or not at all.
Any idea why T-Mobile has told me twice now to just pull the battery out of my Galaxy S2, rather than shutting it down properly and then taking out the battery?
Surely off is off.
That's a lot of waterlogged PCs.
If you're in first class then fine (although it means I hate you). Otherwise, you have to pay through the nose for it and probably won't get any work done anyway if it's busy (or contains one ore more teenager, baby or squaddie).
Besides. If I'm expected to work on the train during my commute then the ticket should be paid for without it being a taxable benefit.
Damn right, it is total bullshit.
I'm in the toxicity prediction software business and I know for a fact that software is hardly used at all. Some of that is down to old-school (out of date) thinking on the part of synthetic and medicinal chemists, and even worse the actual decision makers. Most of it is down to the software just not being that good at modelling actual biological pathways.
Big pharma is failing because their business model sucks, but take away their patent protection and as soon a company develops a compound someone else will start producing it at a fraction of the cost. The companies that actually have R&D departments will die in no time. Remember that a patent submission contains the exact chemical structure of the drug. So once it's published anyone with a fairly rudimentary lab would be able to synthesis it.
Incidentally, there are such things as orphan drugs. They're cheaper to take to market because they're aimed at diseases that big pharma wouldn't normally touch (the sufferers are too poor), but they get more patent protection, not less. Otherwise not even small well-meaning companies could afford to tackle the disease.
I'd say 'map' is a more abstract term that can be applied to any representation of an area. A chart, on the other hand, is a particular kind of map. Nautical charts should be very accurate.
On topic, I'd like to see indoor maps of shopping centres.
The former is normally considered obsolete within two years and is unlikely to see any OS updates when the next model comes along. The latter can have 5-10 years of useful life it's a good one.
"Me? I'm just strolling from my van with a recent purchase in a bag, oh wow my trousers are smoking."
That's why I don't go shopping any more.
The CCTV recorder probably still uses cassettes and has no data ports.
Because most of us encounter games and similarly priced software on a day to day basis. £1000+ licenses are for businesses.
Does this mean a phone running Firefox OS will be largely useless anywhere where there's no 3G signal?
@mccp: Well put, says this man of science.
...because there can't possibly be another reason why the judge doesn't immediately give Apple what they want. It just has to be some foreign conspiracy.
Your post is a bit garbled, so I'm afraid I didn't understand it fully.
You like the google alternative then? What's it like?
"Go to Steam and see how much a new title costs."
True, but go back six months after release or during a sale and see how much it costs then. Don't know if that will translate to the console market though. Those games never seem to go down in price.
"But Sony, it seems, feels that too many punters either want physical media - which they can, of course, sell when they've finished with the game - or lack sufficiently broad broadband to cope with multi-gigabyte downloads."
MS, on the other hand, will do what they're doing with Windows 8: Shove their fingers in their ears and sing "La la la la we know better la la la!".
Well I don't know about you, but I want one.
It's like having a political cartoon on your desk.
To the thumb down, I'm not suggesting that the idiot this article is about it correct. Just that creative works should be protected for a while and then made public when it's right to do so.
No. If you create something you should get the money for it. If there was no copyright at all people would knock it off.
No, the *right* area of research for tablets is into that which will sell.
Besides, touch screen software keyboards are crap.
We must keep these from the surfs. They might start getting ideas.
Battlegrounds was rubbish. It was just an unimaginative mod for Age of Empires, which was already 4 years old. For goodness sake, Homeworld came out two years before Battlegrounds.
Expect to see a patent for this design being accepted by the USPO any time soon.
I'd be annoyed at the arrangement of the keyboard, but I think it's just a US layout.
A broken system is worse than no system at all.
Also, why not discount it for Virgin Mobile customers? There aren't that many of them, after all.
The attendee in the first situation will then be shunned for the rest of the conference, and rightly so.
4.2 gigawatts! 4.2 gigawatts. Great Scott!
What's the point of having a smart phone if not to extend the internet, and the information available on it, to wherever you happen to be?
OK maybe you need a personal organiser. You should have bought a PDA before they became obsolete. If you only need a phone that you can carry around, just buy a simple button phone. It'll be cheaper, get better signal and its battery will last forever.
If you own a smartphone this is precisely the kind of use it might have on a day-to-day basis.
Or rather, some of the stupid money gouged out of me for tickets should have gone towards packaging this public information into a free app.
I actually don't have a real problem with download only software, if the price is right. OS X Lion at £20 isn't too bad. £70 is the best I can find for an OEM disk of Win 7.
I doubt MS will be selling their download Windows at that sort of price though, since it's their main income. Let alone console game publishers who have to pay a big cut to MS and Sony ...and are bloody greedy anyway.
...my left leg would also get pretty sweaty, pretty quickly.
...and not cost as much as a far more powerful laptop too.
I quite agree
"Since I started buying CDs >25 years ago, no one seems to have been forcing me to re-buy anything.
Or even meaningfully trying to claim that I should."
So all the songs you bought back then and have since wanted to listen on your MP3 player, you just went ahead and bought again?
Don't you remember when they started mucking about with copy protection (car stereo killing in some cases, rootkit installing in others) on CDs?
"Warning: Movie clip" or "Warning: Has Sound" would also be quite good, where it's not obvious.
Finding the mute has unstuck itself when at work is not an enjoyable experience.
"So if enough people want to do something, it should simply be legalised?"
I believe that is rather the meaning of democracy, yes. For better or worse.
Although, here I think the point was that widespread piracy is at least partly due to the outdated business model of content providers. The refusal of the record companies to accept that we shouldn't have to re-buy all our music every time they bring out a new media format, for instance.
"for a long time everyone was just watching SD broadcasts and pretending it looked better"
...but then if you're going from a 15 year old CRT TV to a big LCD it's bound to.