Wait, I may have spotted the problem....
529 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Wait, I may have spotted the problem....
I have been looking at new phones as my contract is up, I don't actually need to pay for any more features, the only thing I'd want to change about my current blackberry curve is that I'd prefer a faster processor, and as a nice to have GPS wouldn't go amiss.
Otherwise I'd have no desire to get a different phone at all. I don't play games on the phone, I take calls, look at emails, keep up with sports scores, maybe a little browsing of the interwebs and use BBM to keep in touch with some friends.
Cameras on phones I don't consider to have much purpose, I've had a camera on my phone for years and used it maybe twice, other times when I want to take photographs I use a camera guaranteed to give better results.
It's a shame that this is designed to address, “users’ desire to have a fashion accessory”, I have no desire to have a fashion accessory, hence I can no longer look at getting this phone.
it's like not making fun of invalids and the mentally ill.
You don't do it because you know it's not their fault, they're just not that bright.
Meanwhile, dwarfism is absolutely hilarious.
I take it you have a problem interpreting subtleties then?
Like the difference between "fiercely capitalist", where there would be no benefits for the jobless and not a chance of healthcare for those with no money, and capitalist, like the UK.
Just because it's your opinion that everybody should only work for as money and they should only work for themselves it does not make it the opinion of everybody else, and fortunately so.
There are other options to becoming a contractor, that is why unions exist.
Good luck with the contracting, let's hope those skills are always in demand and that there aren't too many younger and smarter kids coming through to take away the work. I'm sure you'll do fine.
If you do have trouble though, you can always move country, you won't be missed.
A country which has the NHS & the DWP and has a signifgicant Labour party following is "Fiercely" capitalist?
I think you'll find that the fiercely capitalist are in the minority, the most capitalist people I know are still keen on the NHS, an inherently socialist organisation.
It might be that they don't think before they open their mouths of course.
It's not that sexist.
It's not even particularly cheap or grubby compared to a lot of the internet.
The internet in general is pretty sexist - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/15/wikipedia_not_for_girls/
I doubt that showing a group of pretty boys would actually improve the article or increase readership, and you do know that's what journalism is about yes?
Is it that you are a woman hater? Are you jealous or something?
Possibly the most obvious troll I've seen in recent times.
it's like the bank setting up hidden cameras in your home because you haven't paid up the mortgage yet.
"Apple did not respond to a request for comment. But that's because we didn't send one."
How long did you used to wait before the obligatory "Apple did not respond to a request for comment" statement? (in the olden days before you gave up even talking to them)
Reminds me I haven't slashed my wrists in a while
They're just bloody useless, the lot of them. Even the ones that aren't in control (oh wait, that's all of them)
What we need is a benevolent dictatorship.
My wife has been practicing her skills at running an almost benevolent dictatorship at our home for years. I'd say she's up to the task by now.
No it does not.
For a decent cup of tea, everything else might be shite, but after a few days abroad I crave a decent cup of tea, or even just a rubbish cup of tea.
The stuff over there just doesn't seem to resemble tea as I think of it.
It has become routine to the possible extent of OCD that I must have tea at least 3 times in the working day, more usually 4 or 5. This may seem a small amount, but the cups are the larger kind of paper coffee cups, plus I try to keep down the quantity, mainly because I've always thought that no matter how good something is, in large enough quantities it will harm you. The bag MUST be placed in the cup prior to having the water from the hot water dispenser, approximately 2cm gap is left to the rim, the lid must then be placed immediately on the cup, then it is queued and paid for, I get irritable if the queue is too long or too short as I rely on having just a few people there for brewing time. Once paid the lid can be removed and the sugar placed ONTO the floating teabag, the bag is then pushed down and stirred between 3 and 6 times (depending on how long the queue was) with a stick rather than a spoon, the stick allows the bag to be wrapped around it and satisfyingly squeezed to ensure the maximum flavour is extracted. Once complete the bag is removed and milk is added to the brim, it's not to weaken the flavour but to enhance it and also to reduce the temperature. A small amount is drunk immediately to reduce spillage, but then I allow the tea to cool to an almost tepid temperature in order to drink it swiftly.
It's just my taste, I know it's not to everyones, particularly my wife who insists that tea must be drunk whilst it has the capability to scald your mouth and cannot contain more than about 5 drops of milk. We do both agree that it should have 1 teaspoon of sugar though.
I despise coffee.
Perhaps that's how it should be viewed.
(You mean losing and not loosing though)
I don't care if it's in the dictionary, chillax is in the dictionary that's equally fucking pointless.
If a company tells you something is right does that automatically make it so?
So an uncertain estimate is a guesstimate then, or a guess perhaps?
At what point and how do you quantify the certainty required for a guess to become a guesstimate and from there how much more certainty is required to make it an estimate?
It's a pointless word that does nothing to improve understanding.
How does it possibly convey more information than either of the two choices. If anything it confuses the matter.
An estimate is an approximation based on intuition & known facts.
A guess is an approximation based on intuition.
WTF is a guesstimate if it is not one of these two definitions?
It's another pointless word like chillax.
It pisses me off as much as people using "rouge" when they mean "rogue" or "loose" when they mean "lose".
Fuck off, it's estimates or guesses
Once upon a time banks were responsible for looking after your money. It was their job to keep it safe, rather than you hiding it under the mattress.
Now it seems you have to pay for the privelige of letting the bank spend your money, award massive bonuses and they don't even have responsibility for keeping it safe any more.
He had a mobile phone, that counts as a means of communication I think, he even proved it worked by calling his friend to say he was fine.
Maybe he didn't realise he was in trouble?
"acknowledging this would be boring and so we haven't."
So you hold to the adage then, but are somewhat honest about it.
Nakedness causing alarm or distress in kids?
Only if they bust a gut from the laughing.
I read "added vitamins, minerals or other substances" and thought, that's basically anything and everything you can eat then.
That sounds a little bit like a rule designed to stifle free trade.
Just read at - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389689/Sunday-Herald-publishes-barely-concealed-picture-injunction-footballer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
"Revealed: In a Mail on Sunday poll 80 out of 35 people asked at random could name the player"
That's all the proof you need that 98% of statistics are made up on the spot and that the Mail on Sunday is rubbish.
The way I understood it Spam is a form of processed meat from the US.
It was popularised in the UK (and possibly EU) by Monty Python.
There was no way manufacturers Hormel could (or would) have done anything about the Monty Python sketch, it boosted sales and was in no way derogatory.
Then as a result of the Monty Python sketch where it's repetition is the humour the word was carried into another realm as a description for (repetitive) junk email.
Hornel at some point tried to assert the trademark over companies selling anti-junk email software and using the word spam in their marketing.
They quite rightly failed because the word had become generic in the context of junk email, that and it was not competing in the same industry (food vs software) and it was not adversely affecting Hornel and the sales of Spam.
Hornel were very lucky to have had their product popularised in such a way and even with the use of the word in a separate context I'd say that as a result there will be a continued demand for the SPAM (TM) foodstuff as produced by Hornel, not many companies will be so lucky and in my opinion the attempted Trademark assertion over various software companies was pure folly.
Back to the topic.
When I read this story the only thought I could muster was WTF? Just WTF?
3 million users.
Not one of them by choice.
I know I'll patent an idea of a device which is really small and can both blow and suck, and of course it'll use some kind of really small tubing moulded into the thin keyboard or something like that.
From what I can gather I don't actually need to provide information on how it actually works, just what it does.
Then when Apple realise they need something to do that then they'll have to pay me. Kaching!
"let's face it, this one's hardly that unlikely, is it?" - LOL
So, which category does "Palinism" come under then?
Definition - A form of homespun, Midwestern demagoguery and fear mongering comprised of a stream of logically unrelated and unsupported talking points uttered by an attractive woman with nice cans and a presumably fine ass intended to engender loyalty among those inspired by demagoguery, non-sequitors, a great smile, nice tits and a presumably fine ass. (apol. Urban Dictionary)
The ticket cost and fees are separate.
8% isn't what I'd call extortionate for the convenience of not having to go to the ground and queue to buy tickets, and instead have them sent to your door.
That happened some time ago.
Not only is the recompense inadequate, I've no doubt that he's now well known by the constabulary and whilst they may not try to fit him up any more.
I'm damn sure he won't be given the benefit of the doubt. Ever.
Call me a cynic, but I reckon there's a few coppers out there clenching their fists thinking this is one that got away.
What's your point?
Are Hoover Ltd. going to sue you for that?
I think you'll find only one manufacturer of vacuum cleaners will market them as Hoovers.
Hoover is a genuine case where a non-generic term has become a generic term for vacuum cleaners.
App store has always been a generic term for a store selling applications.
I reckon it's just coincidental that App consists of the first three letters of Apple.
Mainly because it is a coincidence.
Look up the etymology of the word application, then look up where the company name Apple Computers came from. They have different origins, this is what the real world calls a coincidence.
It was not a divine act from the heavenly Jobs. Trying to claim it as one is pretty absurd.
That works on at least 2 levels
Apple should have not bothered changing the iPhone to allow third party applications to run and instead gone back to selling overpriced PC hardware.
No, not unless your point was that you're delusional, in which case, yes, well done.
App is generic, store is generic, but when you use them together they're the product of Apple?
As it's been pointed out before in the context of "stores", the Apple app store is not the only one to sell "apps" and by a long way it was not the first to do so, it's like Clarks trying to trademark "shoe shop".
Give it up Reverse Lewis Mettier.
Are you mental?
Smartphone market didn't exist before Apple made it? So there were no smartphones before 2007?
Fucking hell, someone better tell RIM, Nokia, Samsung, IBM, Motorola they shouldn't have bothered and they should just stop now, and let Apple trademark the word smartphone. If they could they would.
I get it, you believe the hype that apple make everything and they were there first for everything, but let's face it, that's bullshit.
Because there is one stupid trademark there should be more of them?
There's money in making old books modern.
I particularly like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
In that case we should kill all beavers then.
I guess another part of the (naive) perception is that nuclear power is synonymous with nuclear bomb.
It just makes me think of the whole thing about flying being one of the safest forms of travel yet it is a great cause of anxiety in many many people.
Possibly because when things go wrong they go colossaly wrong and bad plane crashes are generally horrific in terms of losses and gruesomeness, similarly when (and it's the only one really of note) Chernobyl happened there were massive consequences.
I guess it's just perception.
I was thinking of the "At-Risk Survivors" category, but if you want to be a bitch about it that's fine.
What a moron, blind obedience .
Seriously what kind of criminal carries ID on them when they're robbing a bank anyway?
Lock him up throw away the key, award him a darwin.
I like Veal, and Zebra, Kudu, Wildebeest, Lamb, Venison, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Bison, Kangaroo, Springbok & Blesbok
Even some insects.
Nothing seems to be quite as good as a decent slice of smoked pig though.
I call parody and fair use.
So stuff Lady Gaga, actually no, belay that. I really wouldn't.
But surely the whole point of the court case is party (or parties) A versus party (or parties) B
I'm not sure why it would make a difference that it's v. said "and"
probably some bizarre legalese rules
It's the legalese and the strict adherence to the word of the law whilst remaining completely ignorant of the spirit of the law which makes those fluent in legalese a lot of money, IMO (allegedly etc.).