215 posts • joined Thursday 18th June 2009 12:16 GMT
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)
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
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.
Yes. Video calling has been around, as a concept, for quite some time: as this Wikipedia article details.
"I wouldn't go as far as saying retarded, but with that massive chin, huge forehead, wonky teeth, funny shaped ears and an eye that looks like its had its very own stroke, I certainly think its a bit rich of him to be running a site called BeautifulPeople.com!"
Why? Is he trying to get a job?
Re: Completely Wrong.
I think you have missed the point.
Paid for email is just email. They try and give you the best email experience possible because you pay for it i.e. you are the customer and have a right to expect good service.
Free email is data collection. As long as the email is not so bad you jump ship they can record who you are, what you email about, who you send email to etc.. and sell it to pay for the email + make a huge pile of cash i.e. you are the product and have no right to expect anything.
How does the police trawling through my on-line presence let them know weather I own a machete?
Re: "Irish Sales"
This is part of the price we pay for membership of the EU. Its called the Single Market. I may have 'sales' reps on all the different countries, but when a sale is made that happens in a low tax country, not the country either of the parties making the transaction are physically situated in.
Re: Not sure about this
"... I can't think why anyone would want to buy a Blackberry after BBM is released on Android."
Maybe they think it works better for them.
Re: re. proverbial brown stuff off a shovel
I've never understood this saying. The proverbial brown stuff is usually sloppy and sticky. When it comes off the shovel is usually slowly and incompletely and hard to achieve. Goggles because, well you don't want it in your eye do you?
Re: Brought of the gravity well?
Yes. That is why it doesn't just fly off into spaaaaaaaace.
Erm? Name me a State of the US which was a country before joining the US. Most of them were colonies of other countries, Great Britain, France, Spain, Netherlands etc...
Re: All very true, but..
'per the dictionary definition ("a device that throws a projectile" - Merriam-Webster)'
Does that make a crossbow a gun? How about a longbow, or a catapult. All devices that throw a projectile which aren't guns. I'm sure there are many more. Then again how about a hot glue gun? What's the projectile there?
Re: Lies, damn lies, and linkbait
"well, in conclusion, it's time for a beer."
Not only is James Bond fictional, but he is not a fair representation of intelligence.
Then again, if it was a fair representation of intelligence it would be dead boring.
Re: It was probably the bribery
"Yeah, but you can get away with it as long as Tony Blair is on your Christmas card list."
I shall instantly add him, and David Cameron for double insurance :)
Re: unintended f*c*i*g consequences.
From what I understand, coke is a weapon of mass destruction all on its own.
Don't forget the 6 or 7 of us that bought Playbooks
Re: Plan 9 from Planet Obvious: XP -> Linux Mint + sandboxed XP VM
How does running XP In a VM avoid the problem of XP EOL? If it is unsupported on physical hardware it will be just as unsupported in a VM.
Re: To be fair...
Its not lies. Its just selective. This is known as making a case to fit a certain point of view. Politicians, lawyers and journalists do this for various reasons, one being it winds up those who have the full facts. Well done, you bit.
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