277 posts • joined Tuesday 23rd June 2009 07:57 GMT
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
"Most unsuspecting consumers couldn't tell the difference"
really? cause the large apple or words "Samsung" didn't make them look different?
If you can't tell them apart you must be a muppet.
My first thought as well, but...
Pledge $49 to get it according to the blurb.
Ah but when Apple do it, it has to be first, don't let trivial things like facts get in the way. They are probably filing the patent for it and sharpening the knives as we type...
I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...
What Google do is with the consent of the users, ok so many didn't read the T&C's but that’s no excuse.
If you don't want them doing what they do then don't use their services.
What the NSA ( & others) are doing has no legal basis. No one ticked the box that says the NSA can read my mail.
Google are far from perfect but to blame them for what the NSA is doing is just stupid.
Re: The other flaw...
Sorry, I must be thick. How do you calculate that? What assumptions do you make?
"so we have a limited number of years where we are fertile." that one is wrong for a start. Women have a finite limit of fertile years but men can keep going a lot longer.
There are around 7 billion people on the planet at the moment, you are really saying that you don't think there have been over that number in the past?
As they used to say in maths class, you really need to show your working out.
you assume that the electricity is being used for heating?
I'm pretty sure that most heating in the UK is via gas or oil, although I have not stats at hand to back it up.
you underestimate the stupidity of people in general, especially those that follow the directions of a satnav blindly.
They would see the tape and assume it didn't apply to them because the sat nav said it was ok....
Re: Compliance and Annoyance in One Easy Step
" How can this possibly be cheaper than setting up the traditional pneumatic cross-lane traffic counters?"
Just a guess, but maybe it's because they have to get the equipment to do the counting, pay people to install the equipment, pay people to get the data off the equipment.
It doesn't surprise me at all that it's cheaper to get the data from the phone network. Seems like a good use of the data to me.
Re: who paid for the report?
yeah, the first line of the report should have given it away really :
"Why is it that the arrival of iOS 7 is necessarily a momentous event for the smartphone market?"
An estate agent, so he is taking his holiday to get this is he? I thought estate agents were twats, now confirmed.
And a 17 year old student, studying hard I see. It's apparently too expensive to go to uni but fine to spunk the best part of £800 on a phone.
Yes it may be less on a contract, but if he bought the 5 last year he won't be out of contract yet. Plus he's not even old enough to sign the contract!
Re: Complete bollocks
I beleive it's a little tick box, says "Request desktop site", under the hood it changes the user agent.
So yes, many people probably do do it.
'cause last years "main" release was so very exciting....
It's Apple doing the advantage taking....
Re: Same old delusional overpriced shite
"1. Is the device so hard to shift that they have to give it away?"
no, but it costs less so the network can subsidise it for people who don't want to be shafted on the phone & the contract. Cheap doesn't have to mean bad.
If your choices are dictated by what other people want and do I suspect you are Apples core demographic.
Some people make choices for themselves, and actually don't care if they have the latest shiny you know.
Still, there will be queues for days for this, just as there always is.
Re: @ Demosthenese (was: Lame)
The story was about twitter, showing tweets that people had tweeted....
He is probabably aware that this isn't twitter.....
Re: @ribosome (was: There's guns and guns.)
We get it, you are great at everything you do, so is your offspring and all your friends....
but, what about the others, that have hand guns lying around and get killed because their kids pick up the guns and shoot them, or the kid shoots themselves, or they shoot a friend.
Most sensible people are not talking about taking away RESPONSIBLE gun ownership, but making it harder for those less responsible to have guns, and gee I don't know, maybe stop toddlers killing each other?
I honestly fail to see how that would be a bad thing.
problem is they appear to be right most the time.
Re: Slackers in the US
of course the joke icon should have given it away...
"After sending that information, I thought I had been hacked"
erm no, you were not hacked. You sent them your details, that's the complete opposite of being hacked.
Re: All very true, but..
Doesn't really work though does it, if the right brothers had been able to buy an already functioning plane them maybe your argument would hold up...
I've never understood how it's good for the consumer to split the packages up like OFCOM insisted they do.
If Sky have all the games I pay Sky to watch them, if (like now) Sky & ESPN have the games I have to pay Sky & ESPN to watch what I could have watched with Sky if they still had them all. The BT deal is the same thing again. This isn't competition.
Competition would be multiple broadcasters having the rights to the same games so I could choose who I wanted to buy from, thereby makign it cheaper for the consumer via competition. All that has happened here is that Sky still charge the same for less games and someone else charges again for the rest.
Re: @ AC hypocrites
strange... My Motorola V3X had a seperate GPU.....2006, did the Iphone still trump that?
Re: I would like
The S3 mini ticks most of those boxes.
My battery lasts 2 days easily. Granted I don't make too many calls but plenty of emails and web use.
Nice size for my hands and pocket also.
the fanbois jumped on this quick.
I suspect once Apple "innovate" these same features they will suddenly be great and needed, just like the "we don't need a bigger screen" arguments....
Re: An apple a day....
they probably have a patent for "looking at a screen and it doing things"
that will pretty much cover it....
Re: move along please, nothing to see here
bet there were a million new patents last year even though (nearly) everything has been invented...
Re: I do it myself
erm... he's 23. Dopubt he's got any homework to do.
How about just kick the lazy bastard out of the house to make the point?
Have they not heard of Apple?
if there is one firm willing to go to the expense of a full blown trial it Apple!
Re: angry much?
facebook doesn't do any of these things. "People" do these things, liek the old saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Sure facebook may make it easier, but it doesn't do it.
You telling someone that x is a peado is no different to you typing on facebook or twitter that x is a peado, it's still on you, not the medium you choose to communicate it.
I think my 5 year old could undestand that, can you?
Re: angry much?
" Still think I am odd"
but what if the jugde said that they couldn't show the prior art to the jury, then you might get some stupid judgement, giving stupid damages. Could even be in the region of a billion dollars!
I know, I know, that would never happen....
Aston Martin are already doing it
it's not a mini, it's a toyota iq. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_iQ#Aston_Martin_Cygnet and they only sell them to people who already have an aston. Something to do with emissions legislation or something.
Re: "Knowing the average rugby player"
Nothing wrong with water, just that most rugby players I know would rather be drinking beer with their dinner.
"Knowing the average rugby player"
I'm guessing you actually don't know any rugby players. The "average" rugby player is a reasonable man, they may make a mess occasionally but will clear it up before they leave, and pay for any breakages.
I'm not defending these guys (they sound like twats), but in many years of playing rugby I've come across very few twats amongst my team mates and opposition.
These guys clearly were not "average" rugby players (I believe it said "ex" rugby player anyway) as they were drinking water FFS!
why would him being on the board of Apple have any bearing on Google bringing out a phone OS?
Were they supposed to cancel plans for it because Apple made a phone? Do you really think that he saw they were making a phone and then said "why don't we do that too"?
If so you really need to stock up on your tin foil
they do, once a year. And they queue for it too!
Re: Standards and Prior Art
Apple have just patented "method for steering a vehicle", it describes a means for a vehicle direction to be altered based on user input.
It may or may not have rounded corners...
Re: Absolutely Wrong
except of course it wasn't Apple who threw away the keyboard, it's the trend the market was taking, hence why LG got there first.
They may have had a resistive touchscreen, and it might not have been as polished but it was before the iPhone.
The real problem is Apple fanatics rewrite history so that Apple invented everything...
would not get aroused!
fail, because my typing skills did.
If I write a novel, which I release online (or offline) which is about a detective trying to hunt down a rapist/killer, as part of the novel is describes what the perp has done to his victims. Most people would get aroused by it (which I believe is required?) but some might.
Does this then mean I have produced obscene material?
This is utterly ridiculous. Another "well meaning" law to be abused.
Isn't it time we reboot the matrix?
Re: Part of a larger problem.
except of course that you can't just refuse. To avoid jury duty when selected you have to have a pretty good excuse.
Is your excuse "I don't like oiks"?
looks like Jasper Beardly to me...
Re: Hand goes up
this is the thing that gets me, how do yo know it'll be better for you?
How can you say you'll probably get one based on the fact it's better than the others (even when qualified for you) when you can't possibly know that it's better. This just shows that you have preconceived ideas of what it'll be.
With no confirmed specs it's impossible to know if it'll be great or shit, but 80 million people are apparently ready to part with a large wad of cash to own it...
Re: Yes you can replace the battery
no "you" can't replace the battery. Apple techs can for a lump sum.
It's not the same thing.
Re: Everyone makes mistakes...
and the talented ones move on very quickly. I've always thought that if an IT tech has been working at a school for a reasonable amount of time they can't be that good....
Doesn't cover everyone of course, but as a rule of thumb....
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