18 posts • joined 27 Jun 2009
Re: 20th century
"and "PAT Testing" - c'mon, we're all guilty of that one"
Portable Applance Testing Testing, when you want to be doubly sure.
Re: BREAKING NEWS! NAMBLA to sue Nintendo for not including their chosen lifestyle in-game.
Marlon Brando look-alikes need love too! Especially if they look like him towards the end of his life.
"if Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker are going to be back in the movie, it'll be as blue glowy Force ghosts or flashbacks, not fully fleshed-out characters."
Since when has a Star Wars film had fully fleshed-out characters?
Beastie Boys known to let the case...
"Patent wars are way different to thermonuclear war."
"In thermonuclear war , everyone loses, in a patent war, everyone loses except the lawyers"
I disagree, and given your handle you should know that patent wars are like thermonuclear war, only the cockroaches thrive.
"and all sit around stroking their iPhone"
and muttering how 4 inches is big enough
Where Nintendo succeeded with the Wii was taking the so called Blue Ocean Strategy, selling to non-gamers.
The problem is that the very people they aimed at last generation may not even know of the Wii U's existence, if they do see it in the stores there really isn't anything to hint that it's a new console.
Wii U makes it sound like it's just an updated version of the Wii, much like the 3DS XL is an update on the 3DS.
They would have been far better off giving it a different name that doesn't allude to the Wii at all.
It also looks too much like the original Wii, it looks like a Wii with rounded off edges, it would have been wiser to give it a completely different look, previously no Nintendo console resembled its predecessor.
To the casual observer the Wii U looks like a redesigned Wii packed in with a touch-screen controller.
To the more dedicated gamer it offers nothing in terms of power that the now previous generation offerings from Sony and Microsoft offer. As developers stop developing for the PS3 and the 360 the gulf in power between the Wii U, and the PS4 and XBox One will make it more difficult and less appealing for developers to develop for the Wii U. This leaves mostly first party games, which aren't released with any frequency and are often more of the same.
Re: Are apple inventing the spot watch?
I hope not, what good is a watch that I can never find?
Re: Not a Pi rival, more a Mac-mini clone
@ Dave 126
Will this mean it can play the latest game from Nintendo, Super Mario Nation?
RE: consumers do feel powerless
Does your logic also apply to Safari?
Does any iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad/Mac user who has a copy of Safari opinion count?
I can't recall the last time anyone paid for IE or Safari, considering both are free downloads, and buying an OS doesn't constitute paying for the built in browser.
Vista isn't a lesser OS than XP in terms of features. The basic entry level version of Vista has less features than the full Professional version of XP. When comparing the equivalent versions of XP and Vista, Vista has more features.
Of course they look skinny from 60 miles away.
Re: Digitial Photoframe
You can get good Digital Photoframes with good resolution, I find 800 x 600 gives a good image. Problem is most of the cheap ones on the market have terrible resolution, probably due to the screens being originally designed for portable DVD players.
There are also wireless ones but that really drives the price up.
RE: Value = cost/length of use
Your 1 year old laptop runs XP like a dog? My 6 year old PC (self-built) runs it like a dream.
I find the things that really bring Windows machines to a crawl are services and processes installed by 3rd party software. Adobe and Apple software are particularly guilty of this eg: Adobe Speed Launcher, iTunes Helper, Quicktime Taskbar.
Attack of The Killer Mutant Rabbits
They only look like guinea pigs. They are really mutated rabbits caused by the radiation from the phone towers.
You say you sent the crap back, but then you replace it with an even bigger piece of crap an LG.
I'd take Sony over LG any day of the week.
@ Joe Ragosta
"Apple has the highest customer satisfaction and reliability of ANY computer vendor in virtually every survey ever done. There's another one in eWeek today - The number of 'very dissatisfied' customers from HP and Dell was 3-4 times the number for Apple."
Having to support HP, Dell and Apple at work I've found Apple to be the least reliable out of the bunch. We deployed around a dozen Unibody MacBook Pros only four months ago and two have had their powerpack fail for no apparent reason (not frayed or kinked) another one has had the trackpad button jam on. Also we've had a few batteries on the previous model MacBook Pro swell up, according to our Apple service agent these are quite common problems that he deals with regularly. We also have had to replace the optical drive on dozens of G4 iBooks due to a design flaw that prevents the disc from ejecting, fortunately most have been under warranty but there should have really been a product recall, or a warranty extension like Microsoft has done for the XBox 360.
I had to call Dell for the first time ever the other day for a warranty repair, I was on the phone for less than 10 minutes in total, and they sent a technician out the very next day to fix the problem on-site. My experience with HP is also similar.
As for the reason why Apple top these surveys I think it's very much a case of the Emperor's new clothes.
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