231 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Re: The fixation with 'serarch' for everything
How can Canonical have copied Windows when Canonical got there first?
Re: The narcissism of small differences
Agreed and +1 from me. I find iOS and OS X also force you to do things a certain way and I find it very frustrating.
"it's intuitive, tidy, and pretty (the DE, not my wife)."
You're a braver man than me cmannett85. Ever considered posting as AC?
...'and Office for Mac 2011 are vulnerable,'
..don't let them in! You'll be buried in skateboarding dogs!
Apple doesn't love you. Just your money.
(Granted - all other companies only love your money too)
Do not want
I wouldn't buy a car with one of these. Also makes no sense for car manufacturers to target a shrinking slice of the population as iPhone market share is going down.
Should also last longer than SSD
Re: Eight Gigs And Constantly Swapping
Sorry don't get that. Are thy making it swap more or less?
Redmond in particular are known for their bloatware and Cupertino for not not doing anything that doesn't look absolutely perfect (even though it only works if you hold it right).
Re: Did anyone read the article??
Isn't that the essence of the Apple case against Samsung? Sammy do the same thing in a different way but that means they are violating Apple patents.
I'm seriously falling out with the idea of a smartphone. I have constantly upgraded to get more features and different ways of connecting to things.
First it was a small phone. Then synchronizing calendars, contacts and To Dos over a wire.
Then email and integration with Exchange and cloud services. All this costs me money in data plans and roaming charges
Now I'm seriously thinking about having a phone thats just a phone. Small, light, battery that lasts for a week or so between charges and only pay for the (tiny number of) calls and texts that I use.
I have a tablet which can handle all the other stuff on WiFi I don't need to pay for. Why do I need a smartphone?
All those of you out there rubbishing WP, how many have used Windows Phone 7 or 8 for any length of time (i.e. at least 6 months)?
Up vote for 'No, I just know its rubbish because its not iOS / Android.'.
Down vote for 'Yes, I know what its like from experience.'.
Historians have this way of neatening things. 100 years war sounds so much nicer than 116 years war.
Re: You must have seen the movie, you must have read the book
Re: Let's make it clear
"Of course, Android is not Linux when it has security problems and is Linux when market share is quoted. Sort of a particle/wave duality..."
Re: "If it uses QNX rather than Linux"
"Linux originally ran on 80386 machines, which were considerably less powerful than even the most modest ARM phone."
QNX didn't even need that much processing power and was supported on 8088
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
That is not what he said, or really what the law suit is about. Samsung have copied the look and feel of the iDevices, and he said he likes the design elements of Apple devices enough to shell out his hard earned.
If you look into it, everything that Apple have innovated already existed before, and they copied it. What Apple are really great at is packaging other peoples' innovations in products people want to buy.
Re: No middle ground for the hard Greens...
That is just not true. Trees take carbon out of the atmosphere over hundreds of years which is then released in minutes when they are burned. Added to the fact the energy density of wood is nowhere near that of fossil fuels and we end up with massive deforestation
Now with 'Air' in the name
I have more than two criteria for a watch.
The first is that it's face is clear, easy to read and no bigger than an inch in height or width (or diameter if round)
The second is that the whole thing is no more 3.5mm thick.
The third that the battery last at least a year.
Re: Defining a celebrity
Beer for obvious reasons
I dropped one down a drain in the street. Spring loaded clamshell flipped it right out of my hand. I assume that killed it but don't know for sure.
Re: Some daring
Some people keep their phone for more than one season
"In the UK, when you purchase something with a credit card that is over £100 in value, the credit card company is equally liable for it."
Quite true. In-fact you only need to part pay for something e.g. pay the deposit on your car, to get this protection.
Re: Very Nice.
Most of the flying done by RN pilots during the Falklands was from carriers bobbing up and down during storms.
Re: Does anyone with a clue use
"Well all I can say is what wisdom is there in trusting MS and perhaps the NSA with your personal or professional communications?"
About as much as using gmail, or indeed just about any email provider.
Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".
Jake does have a bit of a point, if all we've done in 44 years, with the massively more powerful computing resources available to us is make it work on earth with something a bit bigger.
Not exactly. At the point NATO invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban were the legitimate government.
I installed it this morning. Nice shiny clean PC after an upgrade to 64 bit...get my favourite browser...Ooh! an update...what?...where is Opera Link?...how do I get all my book marks back?...my speed dial?...Hmm... maybe I still have the installer for the old version on my dev box?...yep! trash this thing and install the old one...all present and correct...Happy :o)
LAPD owns this : http://lapdonline.org/iwatchla
Re: If car manufacturers were to do the same...
To be fair some automatic chokes were a bit of a joke but automatic or manual the choke disappeared with the carburetter. Fuel injection enriches the mixture by the simple method of putting more fuel in ;)
Re: LOL yet another big FU from MS
No. I expect them to have different user interfaces for touch and mouse/keyboard. Its not that radical an idea: see iOS / OS X. It wouldn't be so bad if they had pulled off windows is windows wherever, but nope. We have 3 different operating systems for 3 different device classes and thats that. Why foist the same user interface on all of them. Microsoft need to get their heads around the fact that a mouse is not a finger and a finger is not a mouse.
P.S. I have a windows phone and the UI works really well on it, so tried win 8... and went back to win 7 after a week of suffering.
Re: shurly some mishtake
Whats a couple of powers of ten between friends eh?
There is no problem
People are just holding it wrong.
Re: Aren't Apple about to innovate one of these any year now?
Aren't Apple about to invent one of these any year now?
Sweden is a member of the EU. Won't blocking the site violate treaties on the single market?
Thanks, made me giggle: thinking of a racing car zooming past...sounding like a milk float.
Re: The questions remain ...
I can't answer most of these questions, but I can answer question 2 / 2a.
The electricity comes from the grid, so in the UK that would mean mainly coal / gas fired power stations. Even though coal is really bad, at the scale power stations work it still pollutes less than your average car petrol / diesel engine (probably better than the best too).
I can guess at some of the others.
1/1a probably about the same as a 'normal' vehicle if you don't include the battery pack (you did split it out yourself)
4/4a see answer to 1
3 this is the real crunch and I don't even have enough data to guess.
Would I want an EV? Well, not a charge up from the mains job which is what you can get at the moment. If petrol stations sold hydrogen I would consider a fuel cell car as that gets around the main draw back of limited range in current EVs.
I thought she had one :D
I've heard of the paperless office...
Re: "shouting at their iThings "
Did you mean iFlipFlops or iPants
"I don't expect 100% OOXML compatibility. The spec is a damn nightmare that's nothing more than a binary kludge described in detail rather than an actual XML-based spec. I know it's a damn lot of hard work. But that's what the whole OO project has to deliver, or it becomes "YAOS" (Yet Another Office Suite)."
Agreed! It becomes totally redundant. If I have to buy MS Office then I might as well use it, and save the space etc of having another office suite installed.
Re: He Misspoke
That's just pants. Everything you consume *someone* had to code.
Re: Déjà vu
Yes, I think that is a valid comparison. In 98 most of this stuff was new. We are now 15 years down the line with an OS created in an environment where infection is much more understood. The Chocolate Factory should be doing more to prevent this sort of thing.
Re: Microsoft: "We're always listening to our customers"
"We're always listening to our customers"... And if we don't here from them we cut them off
Re: $100Bn cash pile
"Now that $100bn would go a long way to getting rid of Eire's nation debt. That must be tempting for the politico's in Dublin."
Not really. Do it once and see how quickly Apple, Google Amazon et al leave making everyone redundant on the way out. -- Will the last person leaving Ireland please turn out the lights.
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