311 posts • joined Monday 15th June 2009 07:57 GMT
Re: Can't see what the fuss is all about...
Did you actually read the article?
The loss is due to other factors. Sales and income remain strong
As pointed out, this is their first loss in 26 years. Plenty of companies can make a loss, some even make a loss year after year, get bailed out by their biggest competitor and then come back to become huge.
Re: I may be a bit simpole here but.....
There will be plenty of hardware vendors who will have already paid for Windows 8 licenses, ready to be able to sell those licenses with brand new PCs and laptops.
Since Microsoft have not yet delivered Windows 8, that income cannot be declared as profit until delivery has actually been made; hence the fact its been deferred
Re: Why is everyone competing to make the thinnest phone possible?
"Still everyone will know you've got lots of money when you sit and play with it, which I suppose is the key point."
Really? iPhones are ten a penny. I'm not saying their bad but when any Tom, Dick and Harry can go out and get one they are hardly an indicator of success, taste or wealth
Unless of course you were being ironic, in which case I agree whole heartedly :)
Re: @ratfox (was: "all of her education is in technology")
Yahoo needs someone technical at the helm, their value has been dropping as various non-technical management decisions interms of what to buy into and sell have come back to bite them on the arse.
Have a look at this if you want to see how bad their situation is
It Just Works (TM)
Adobe killed off mobile Flash themselves last year. It makes sense for Google to drop support for a product which itself will not be supported long term
Re: Only On the First Look
I would not argue with the view point that people could get away with only having the one device. But devices like the padfone are only just coming to the market now and it will take time for the non-tech savvy buying majority to catch on to the idea of having a single device.
I would say that we are a couple of device generations away from hitting mass market appeal for single device solutions for casual users and even further away for more serious users (even of the non-technical type) who want the real flexibility in application use that a full blown pc/laptop provides. I would not like to have to juggle multiple emails, spreadsheets, word documents and anything else that I need open at once on an iPad or Android device
As others have pointed out, OSX and iOS figures have been combined to make things look "worse" than they are. Every one I know who owns an iPhone and/or iPad also owns some sort of proper computer, be that a windows PC/Laptop or an Apple machine.
Secondly, as far as my quick bit of googling showed, Windows sales are not falling, they are just not rising as fast as OSX. What this might mean is that Microsoft are keeping the section of the market they already had and the Apple devices are filling in where the market is expanding.
Thirdly, the graph is complete shit as it hides the details in the numbers and projects a false image, it is clearly made for the shock factor. The Daily Mail actually manages better:
Re: Sir Norman Foster
Having been shown round one Foster and Co building just after it was built with a view to buying one of the apartments and then working in another building from the final stages of construction to the first phases of it being put to use I can say that I was vastly underwhelmed on both occasions.
From the outside and as a casual visitor both buildings looked stunning and had a facade of functionality. The real problems are in the smaller details which you have to deal with on a more day to day basis. Corners get cut to keep the aesthetics right. impracticable service rooms, odd corridor arrangements. Rooms which have an outside wall but no windows for no apparent reason apart from to keep the building looking pretty.
And then there are other design fuck ups which had to be ripped out at the last minute and replaced with a more tried and tested method
Sir Norman Foster
The ultimate in Form over Function
Re: I use paper maps (AAA is a *good* thing).
GPS != Mapping
Of course, the output from a GPS module can be fed directly into a mapping application giving the user a real time pointer to their current location on the map.
You just wrote the definition of a hipster... the only difference being that they all own iphones to "Think Different"
Re: Do your sums
Why no learn Singlish lah?
Re: It's not like The Queen actually knows what IT is
"Charles always struck me as a born-commoner"..."I was shocked when they allowed him to not only learn to fly"
Heaven forbid that commoners should be allowed to fly; its not called the ROYAL Air Force for nothing!
Not the first time this has happened
I seem to recall Apple having a run in with a record company regarding trademark infringement
There are others!
Try doing a street view drive by of Tesco's on Huddersfield Road, Oldham
"Where do you put a stop to that increase, 20 dollars per product, 50 dollars, 100 dollars....... When the Chinese have the same working conditions that we do we will no longer be able to profit from their cheap labour."
Just on iphones, Apple could absorb all of that cost and still make a profit.
Having owned a NEX-5 with both the pancake and the 18-55mm lens for a few months now I can say that I have been very impressed with it.
Main reason for buying the NEX rather than a DSLR was that I didn't want a huge camera - I also hate having to use view finders and find it much simpler to frame a picture on the LCD
Handling wise - the camera feels fine even with the 18-55mm lens plus a fisheye attachment, although I'm not used to how a DLSR handles either.
With the pancake lens fitted, the camera is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket, although I tend to just leave the 18-55mm lens on
I've used the flash once just to check it works. The camera has great low light level capabilities and I've never felt the need to use the flash even at parties (or which there have been several recently!)
There are plently of manual modes, and although the menu can be a bit of a pain it does at least remember where you were last so switching frequently between manual and auto focus isn't too painful. (There has been a software update which I can't remember being mentioned in the article)
Why would anyone want to carry a heavy laptop or be tied to a desk?
Because they need the power to run cpu, ram and disk intensive applications on or off line and in the case of laptops in different locations.
Stock photos! Why? Stop! Now!
Please for the love of God stop using manufacturers stock photos for all your reviews.
If these TV's were reviewed properly then they must have been set up in a room somewhere, possibly a room resembling a living room. Would it be too mush trouble to get a photo of each one. Then we could see what it looks like in an actual living room.
This of course assumes that the review wasn't carried out by visiting a local branch of currys and hastily making some notes before being kicked out by the manager.
Judges do not uphold the law, that is the job of the police.
Judges make judgements, if a judge decides that the "legal framework" is unsuitable then he can choose to ignore it. This could be overturned later on by a higher court if the defendants decide to appeal which is why most countries have a series of courts which keeps the various level of judgement in check.
use for option (c)
if the date is the "loaded date" and just used in the ETL system meta data. In the case that the date cannot be read then the current date would probably suffice.
However case (a) followed by case (b) in the event of a failure would be the normal approach
When it's much easier to diss the evil microsoft corp. than actually bothering to learn how to use the software