245 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 06:36 GMT
Re: If Windows 8 is a spork
Acording to my logic, that disqualifies you as a source for the quality of heroin. Are you telling me you disagree with that?
Come on people, i'm not even saying that windows 8 is the best OS ever, obviously it has flaws and removing the start button wasn't a smart move. All i'm saying is that i have a hard time believing it's as bad as a lot of people, people who either haven't used, or hardly used, are trying to make us believe. The analogies i made are irrefutable, yet people feel my logic is flawed?
The people dwelling el Reg are mostly techies and i hold many in high regard, but the responses i'm getting here are starting to become outright silly.
Re: If Windows 8 is a spork
And how, pray tell, is someone NOT using windows 8 a valid source? I've not used it and refrain from commenting on it, because i simply know too little about the OS. People who know too little about the OS, because they didn't use it, are not a reliable source.
Why doesn't that make sense to you? if you don't drink coffee and never have, would you be a good person to judge on how good certain coffee beans are? If you've been driving a Volkswagen your whole life and never driven a BMW, would you consider yourself a reliable source for information on BMW's?
Re: @Danny 5
Ah yes, that's a completely valid comparison.....
Kim Jong Un is Windows 8, you have to love him/it, or you'll be sent to prison camp.
No really, i can totally see the relation there.
If Windows 8 is a spork
Why are people that are actually using it so happy about it? I've not used it myself, so i'm not the right person to judge, but the vast majority of people i know who use windows 8 are more then happy to use it and claim it's superior to windows 7.
I'm not entirely sure that all the bad press is due to it being a spork, i think it's due to all those people who haven't used it, but think they need to judge based on what they read.
I'm going to go with the only reliable source there is, the users and they seem to be perfectly happy with it.
of all possible cimpanies
they had to go with EA? the company renowned for releasing unfinished games?
They reached a new low for me when a friend of mine bought Tiger Woods 14. there are courses in the main game that aren't included, you have to get them as DLC. the game is riddled with errors. Many errors are so obvious, i'm left wondering if they do any testing or quality assurance on their games.
I'm trying to avoid their games like the plague, EA is nothing like the beautiful company called Electronic Arts back in the 80's
Re: i should know better by now
I call bullshit!
i know several people who have a 920 and they report none of the crap you allegedly experienced. I also know for a fact the camera's great, so clearly you're talking out of your ass.
troll, or someone who just hates Microsoft, you opinion should be scratched from the board.
i should know better by now
but i'm still surprised people aren't happier with Nokia/winphone.
I love my Lumia 900 and am waiting for the launch of the Lumia EOS. It'll probably be expensive, but i'm quite likely to get one nonetheless.
So the Lumia with winphone isn't as good as it's apearing to me, has my Microsoft fanboyism finally got the better of me?
Re: 'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
Gamers are mostly fickle children? really? You might want to look up the stats on that and find out just how wrong you are.
Microsoft should be concerned about this, as they stand to lose a lot of customers if they stick with the "always online" directive.
I can't shake the feeling
that there's plenty of people out there who want N-Korea to take action, so they have a reason to overthrow the regime. Problem is that from what i understand, the majority of the people who live there believe what the regime tells them and the few that don't, are put into camps. Overthrowing the regime might not acomplish anything, which means there might be no solace for the people of N-Korea anyway and that's just sad.
Wouldn't you say Pamela Anderson is somewhat of a fairly uncommon person?
I'd be highly surprised if this is not par for the course for the majority of reg readers.
I do try and teach people to help themselves though, many of my friends are now proficient at installing windows on their computers and have more then a basic grasp of what's out there.
My mom's 65 and only just now getting into the world of computers altogether, i mostly leave her to her own devices as well. She does have the added benefit of being an avid gamer (and scourge of my friends in my younger years playing SNES), so i'm quite sure she'll figure it out too.
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, yadayadayada.
possibly one of the dumbest things i've ever read
Phones turn off, but you'd have a hard time trying to turn your drunk off.
I make a LOT of handsfree calls and always tell the other party that i'm driving and may tune them out if traffic demands it. Alcolhol impairs your abilities, from reaction times to sight and everything in between. Alcohol has this effect on any and all, while handfree calls will only affect some.
And someone researched this? Really?
I've shared this information with pretty much all my gamer friends and they're all very possitive about it, so i'm going to attribute your negative comment to you being a sourpuss.
You are literally the first person to not be impressed, so i'm afraid your opinion doesn't mean anything to me in this case.
Again i'm reading about possible PS4 toys, which seem like a 1 on 1 copy from the pad used by the WiiU.
Why am i yet to read about the Microsoft Illumiroom? Which imho is going to be a gamechanging feature?
For gods sake, i don't want to read about Sony making crap copies of Nintendo gear, i want to read about things that are actually new.
Re: Google please take note.
Since when do Android devices drain when connecting to Exchange? i don't see the horrible amount of connection errors from Adnriod devices as i see them from IOS devices. Granted, we don't have that many connected Android devices, but i am yet to encounter such problems on Android.
I've just had a quick peek on google and see there's definately some problems with it, maybe we've been lucky so far.
Re: In before...
Beautiful exchange servers = proud of your work.
For the past three years i've had 99% uptime. 1% dowtime for patch management and nothing else. I manage a well built Exchange environment and i'm damn proud of what i'm doing. If you think that's sad, then i pity you for not understanding how to be proud of the work you do.
Re: In before...
I happen to be an Exchange admin and can tell you there's tons of people who think it's all Micorosft's fault.
Android devices don't have any trouble connecting to my beautiful Exchange servers, winphone's are obviously pain free as well, but the amount of errors i get from Idevices is just plain silly.
Re: The MAGIC rotting MOBILE CORPSE of Microsoft
Yeah see, i don't really believe that. I currently own a Lumia 900 and am waiting to be upgraded to 7.8. It has served me very well up till now. A friend of mine has a 920 and is very possitive about that as well.
Aside from that, i've also heard very little negative comments about winphones amongst my peers, so those hordes of people telling their mates how crap winphone is, are probably just you and your mates.
But fair enough, stats suggest they're not doing very well and there has to be a reason for that. I have a hard time believing it's because winphone 7/8 are crap though.
Re: Unsurprising really..
I must admit i actually AM rather surprised. I think the Lumia is a great device and a lot of people i know have taken a liking to it as well. I honestly believed that winphone/lumia was moving up in the mobile world.
Well, i'll be sticking with it for as long as possible and can't wait for the new Lumia with pureview tech in it.
Re: Fuck 'em
You took the words right out of my mouth. The EU actually wants to do something to enhance privacy and those gun toting rednecks are telling us we can't do that "or else" Are they out of their f-ing minds?
I do understand why they object, as the US government knows more about me then the Dutch government and they don't want to give that up.
Why am i reading the PS4, from which we know next to nothing and am i not reading about what most likely will be the killer feature on the new Xbox, the illumiroom?
It's one of the most amazing things i've ever seen. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/illumiroom/
If this is going to be on the Xbox 720, or whatever they're going to call the thing, i'm going to have to start saving money, as this is the best thing ever.
someone please tell me
when this patent madness will end?
Surely patenting a room design is impossible? Or has the world truely gone mad?
Re: Tempting for those of us who also want to get work done, but...
I've been using my Lumia 900 for a while now and love it. I also worked with the 920 for a little while and that too is a great device. so far windows 8 has been quite impressive to me as a portable OS, so i don't really get all the hate. I do have trouble with it when i use windows 8 on a conventional desktop, but i'm pretty sure i'll get used to that soon enough as well.
Having said that, i bash Apple just as religiously as others are bashing Microsoft, so i'm probably not the best person to comment.
not going to use it anymore
I've hardly ever used it to begin with and have now resolved never to use it again. They may be backpeddeling at 150 BPS, there's no guarentee that 1: they wont use your pics anyway and 2: they'll silently change the policy in time anyway.
I fully understand that social media are looking for new ways to make money and to a certain extent, i support that, but i draw the line at crap like this.
Why are people being blasted for using the tax rules to their advantage? surely it's the rules that need to be changed if this is the result of it.
I don't blame rich people for trying to pay as little as they can, we all do that. It's the rules that facilitate this that need to be looked at.
And yes, i think Google should pay a shitload more tax, just look at how much they made in the past few years.
Re: i'll take a pass @Danny 5
wow, i'm sorry for having an opinion. I thought i was pretty qualified to judge this console, since i have the following machines:
SNES, GameCube, N64 Gameboy/GBA/DS, PSX, PS2, PSP, Xbox360 and i'm sure i left some old stuff out.
Fact of the matter is that i've been a Nintendo fanboi for as long as i've been into console gaming and i feel like Nintendo doesn't care about me anymore. The Wii wasn't good, the only redeeming quality it had was that it was fun for playing in groups, but that's pretty much it. It's cheaply made and has tons of problems. After getting trouble myself, i found out that not only where these problems all too common, Nintendo made is abundantly clear to me, that they had no intention of providing any support. Yeah, i could turn in the problematic one and get a new one at reduced price (which was 90% of OEM price). I felt screwed over badly and it seems to me like it's only going to get worse with the Wii U.
Nintendo is no longer for real gamers and therefor no longer for me. Their tech support is just aweful (i can only judge for Holland) and their hardware is shoddy at best.
i'll take a pass
That one sentence makes it perfectly clear why.
Trying to make the Wii U as cheaply as possible.
It's the reason why i think the Wii was ultimately crap too, it was cheaply made and performed as such. As i've probably said many times before, i'm the proud owner of a slew of consoles, oldest being my beautiful SNES and i'm yet to have a problem with any of them, aside from my PS2, which i did have to replace after 4 years of hardcore use. I also can't understand why Nintendo seems to be unable to provide with premium models that actually add value for money.
Anyway, i'm ranting at Nintendo again, can't help it these days.
now there's the apple i know and hate
Old habbit die hard apparently.
This is getting funnier now though, Apple is trying to prove that they're playing fair and everyone else isn't.
You know what, you're right! i'm as much of an Apple hater as you'll ever see and love it when they're torn another a-hole, but up untill now it's always been reasonably fair and balanced and most of it based on facts. This story however was bitter and offensive from the start.
C'mon writers, you can do much, much better then this.
That is however not to say that it didn't make me chuckle.
what can i say
But thanks to the fanbois, for giving me continuous reminders of one of the reasons i hate apple so much.
There's really little else to say, these people don't even see how close to cultist they've become.
lumia900 user here!
I've been promoting it since the day i got it. If anything, this is the best device if you live in a Microsoft world.
I have company email, which is Exchange, almost a given nowadays.
I have hotmail, which belongs to Microsoft.
I have an Xbox360, all my stuffs from there is on the phone too.
Everything works happily side by side and it was a breeze to set everything up.
I think Nokia/Microsoft need to put more focus on consumers, as i personally think they have the business side down pat.
To put this in perspective, i've always had much love for Nokia and have been working in the wonderfull world of Microsoft for almost 15 years now, so it makes sense for me to follow this path.
so big brother IS watching.
Now on to something that's actually new please!
not sure how to comment on this one without sounding biased, as all know how much i hate apple.
I'm leaning towards Richard's comments. Apple is more then happy to use other's stuff, but doesn't return the favor. Apple was the biggest whiner about how they where treated unfairly for many many years, but at the first oppertunity they get to show all those "unfair" parties how it should be done, they've turned into the worst patent enforcer ever. If any company could ever be accused of fighting unfairly, it's bloody Apple.
And how the hell has Samsung become the bad guy here? Apple took the fight to Samsung and not the other way around.
If you want to make a case about patents being valid and usefull in cases, i agree with you, but with Apple that's simply not the case. Patents should be used to let the creator get paid for his/her work, not for obvious trolls like Apple to try and bully away the competition. If you make a case for Apple's way of maintaining patents, then with all do respect, you are an idiot.
let me take on the roll i like most, that of a fervent Apple hater.
Thing is that Apple started this battle, Samsung simply picked up the glove and is obviously more then willing to see it through to the end. Samsung didn't start this war, but i certainly hope they finish it.
bah, apple, spending years whining about how they're treated unfairly, but as soon as the tables are turned, they do the exact same thing. Shameless hypocracy.
Re: Makes no difference,
I'm quite sure cat owners are aware of their feline friends being ruthless predators when outside. They're domesticated wild animals for gods sake, of course they hunt, it's in their blood.
Dogs are no different btw, although it does depend on the breed.
hotmail looks fine on my winphone, so i expect few changes to be honest.
I've actually been a hotmail users almost since they exist and still actively use the account.
Re: I smell BS
This guy talks about doing everything in a uniform way, has he even been to an IT department? Ad hoc work is what my team does best and it's what delivers the most to our companies. Our ability to come up with a sollution that may not fit standards and didn't follow procedure, but it got the job done in record time. Sounds like this guy is saying that's a bad thing.
Anyone worth his salt in IT knows that procedures are there to protect us, but delivery sometimes demands we bypass procedures. Of course everything in Utopia works acording to procedure, but out here in the real world we sometimes have to "wing it", or "suck it and see".
i do appologize for not making this clear. In fact it's an 8.2 out of 10 :D
obviously i'm quite proud of this.
awwwwww, that's a real shame.
I'm an Atos employee and our customer has rewarded us with a solid 8 for customer satisfaction, i dare you to find an IT supplier that gets granted such a high mark for their enterprise support.
But alas, people will be people and even though some may shine, others will do a half asses job, just as it goes in any other industry.
I'm curious to hear which one of our customers you work for. Surely it wont be one of the ones i know, as i reside in the Netherlands, but i'm curious nonetheless. Ive had little dealing with my foreigns colleagues and i wonder how the rest of Europe sees us.
Too bad the first post i read about it is rather negative.....
You know what, i like their new toy too (not going to buy it though).
It makes me realize i'm no better then the average fanboi really. If it says Microsoft on the box, i'm likely going to like it.
That however does not mean i'll relent from berating fanbois, or Apple in general.
i was agreeing with you, right up untill you went off on a tangent.
But granted, i don't eat all that much and am quite overweight, a friend of mine eats at least twice as much and isn't nearly as tall as i, yet he's skinny.
Might have something to do with him running around all day and me having a desk job and being lazy in general though.
But i'll definately grant you that calory intake doesn't directly account for obesity, lack of exercise is far, far worse
i'm 6 foot 8 :(
i'll go kill myself now, i probably have the BMI of 2 Japanse men.
but i still don't believe the speed of light is fixed and that it cannot travel beyond 300000 Km/sec.
For some odd reason researchers seem to believe that if you suck all the molecules out of a container, you have a vacuum, a container filled with nothing.
I see things a bit differently, as i see a container without molecules definately not containing "nothing". That we lack the understanding of what's left, doesn't mean you can call it "nothing", it's something, we just don't understand what it is.
continuing from that, i most certainly do believe that light traveling through space has a speed limit of the aforementioned 300000 Km/s, but i also believe that if you where able to let light move "beyond" (for lack of a better word) space, it's speed would become nearly limitless.
i know, very theoretical stuff, but a limit for the speed of light doesn't really work for me and it doesn't explain some of the weirder things in the universe (like how the farthest galaxies seem to be moving away from us the fastest).
The fun thing about any theory obviously being that there's very little rules, if you can think of it, it's a valid theory, untill someone comes up with hard proof to the contrary.
now that everyone's cutting off TPB, i can no longer get torrent downloads! it's so unfair.
Oh wait, there's 50000 more where the TBP came from.
Oh wait, is that an open proxy?
oh wait, is that a new URL?
heck, i didn't know there was a piratebay.ru
for every door that closes, 10 new ones open.
What i fail to understand, is the reason for these bans? surely the enforcers must know this solves little to nothing, so why waste so much time and money on it?
Weren't they looking at personalizing games, so it'd be impossible to resell your games when you're done with them? didn't buy the PS3 and not going to buy the PS4 either. I'll stick with Microsoft, the 360 has served me well over the past years.
Re: Can't fault their stance
obvioiusly there's a reason everyone here remembers the old "MAC vs PC" flamewars. They're sort of back, but now with added players!
You still get to love your favorite company and proclaim your undying support, but now there's the added benefit of not just hating one oponent, but tons of them!
let the flamewars....
Re: Samsung Fanbois
i really can't imagine that's anything but plain bad luck. i've had Samsung stuff for over 20 years and have been amazed many times about the amount of physical abuse their hardware could take before it failed. i had one of those classic "boombox" sets with one of the first CD players in it. it survived savage beatings (loads of falling down from stuff, stairs, hills, out of windows, that kind of shit) and only died when my "friends" who borrowed it, thought it was a good idea to play a round of football with it (i still resent them for that).