110 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
So if Snowden can possibly gain immunity to extradition in any country that has a grudge against the US spying, he'd be free to travel most of the world eventually.
The article, and most of the comments read like an Onion story. It's getting harder to determine parody from reality these days.
One of the points that always seem to be missed is that before all the price cuts, they were ALL making OVER 50% profits. (Assuming they can still turn a profit now) They were raking it in!
The sad thing is that before he set off, he was sat in there for 3 hours with the keys in the ignition waiting for a certain Rolling Stones track to come on...
You could tag stuff you don't want to see as such and if you do it a few times it simply won't appear any more. Unfollow spammy groups and spammy people. My feed is 99% full of things I want to see posted by people I want to see it from. Also, adding everyone in the known universe to make it look like you have hundreds of friends is NOT a good idea.
Instead of moaning, try learning.
Sounds like this would be a Q.I. "Nobody Knows!" moment...
Much as I love all the exciting space stuff happening in recent years, seeing these new 'Earths' will be a real kid-in-a-sweetshop-look-but-don't-touch moment. We'll be able to see all these amazing things and never* touch them. Given that, still can't wait to see :)
*never - Not in my lifetime and probably quite a few more generation's lifetimes!
Re: Slow learners?
They're not saying one UI for all devices, just that manufacturers have to stick more to their (Google's) stock UI for each device.
The MPAA need to keep cracking down on illegal recording when new devices appear, because it's been working great so far!
Drilling holes, cursing at flat-pack furniture, removing spiders, spending hours starting the petrol mower. These are the things that build character in a man. Anyone bloke who buys one of these is chipping away at his innate manliness and will eventually start getting urges to watch box-sets of "Sex in the city" and buying stuff like Nivea exfoliating face scrub for men!
Why wasn't the tagline "Dick gets stuck in vagina"?
I really enjoy comments like this.
As a byproduct, it creates a new variant of knock-a-door-run where you bang on a nervous hacker's door and shout "Open up, Police!" They then have to spend the next few hours re-installing :)
To continue the metaphor: I think that investing in someone who is keeping all his own eggs in the basket he's responsible for isn't so stupid. It's when he starts selling the eggs that he might not be so careful with the basket...
Re: Or, to summarise
Apple have make a song and dance about the futuristic design, environmentally friendly, "great-place-to-work" features of their new flagship HQ, but the reality (as always with these mega-corporation announcements) is a load of people shoe-horned into a box shaped office block.
I love that kind of hypocrisy :)
"I've seen more exciting news items"
I've seen much more exciting comments...
We need this...
Not necessarily to use, but just to prevent Google charging for all usage of Maps.
Microsoft really shouldn't piss off tech support people like this. After all, they're the ones recommending the next upgrade their users should get..
On the subject of overpriced Apple:
Extended family has between them: iPads, iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPhone5S, Nexus 7, MotoG & Galaxy S4. I like Google's approach of good solid hardware with low cost, but I prefer the UI on Apple devices. (Even after de-cluttering Android) I definitely prefer family members using Apple devices because they cause far less support issues. The 3GS was recently handed down, wiped and setup from scratch and it's still a viable, usable phone for a light user.
Apple kit is expensively priced, but I don't think its that much overpriced.
I feel so dirty, I'm off to the corner to hang my head in shame.
Re: Lots of last-minuters out there.
Personally, I think it was a mistake to make MSE complain about the end of life for XP. A lot of people ringing are worried that the antivirus is being retired and that they will be fine if they just load on AVG or something similar. It takes a lot of explaining to convince them that the OS (and usually the PC) is obsolete.
Now that is a REALLY impressive time to waste while looking busy. I struggle with just a Friday afternoon!
Look at this from the opposite side: Google would probably have paid 9bn just for the patents so they can help defend or deflect lawsuits. They know they are weak on mobile patents and open to attack from (mainly) Apple.
The attached company is irrelevant. 9bn was for the patents, sales of any assets are a nice bonus.
Google ARE to blame here
They spend countless billions and employ the brightest people on the planet to make search results eminently relevant and useful, then blow it in a single stroke by placing paid adverts at the top of the list.
There's no problem with Google placing adverts on any of their pages, just don't make them look like organic search results.
Also, to answer "who sees Google adverts anyway?" - that would be exactly the kind of people likely to be fooled by those fake services.
Another battery technology that we won't be seeing in the real world any time soon...
This is great, BUT....
It should be a tenner, not almost £100!
As mentioned multiple times by reviewer, it's really aimed at the casual user. As such, it needs a `casual` price.
I checked the latest ie11 on Windows 7 the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the snappiness compared to Firefox. It was noticable, which means Mozilla are slacking.
Lets face it, the interface of a browser was `finished` a long time ago and now it's just mostly eye-candy and implementing the design vogue of the week.
Re: "The Fruity Firm"
Or ever be born...
And the lawyers keep on getting richer....
“a narrow-band terahertz carrier is photonically generated by mixing comb lines of a mode-locked laser in a uni-travelling-carrier photodiode. The uni-travelling-carrier photodiode output is then radiated over a beam-focusing antenna. The signal is received by a millimetre-wave monolithic integrated circuit comprising novel terahertz mixers and amplifiers.”
A whole paragraph of awesome!
Early Jack Ryan novels were good (Red October etc). The `Net Force` series, well....
Too early to go though, people regard 66 as `middle aged` these days.
"RIM, on the other hand, understood the smartphone sector"
I read the article up to this sentence and then couldn't read any further due to the tears of laughter clouding my vision...
As has been said before, we should fill all our communications with terror-related words, but.....
I'm afraid to be the first one to do it.
That is is fucking AWESOME to watch.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - Just have two OS types. It's a massive reduction from the many, many previous editions of Windows. (eg. Vista) You don't see Apple trying to shoehorn it's desktop OS on to mobile platforms. Sure, share codebase & whatever compatibility makes sense, but this is (still) madness.
However, decades-old dictionaries are still fairly useful.
Please stop moaning about the added ! after every word in the headline when the article is something to do with Yahoo! It was funny once, about 100 years ago. Now it is just annoying.
It will be interesting to see if the general public accept this new paradigm of software `ownership` because it's a one-chance opportunity to nip it in the bud. If Microsoft make this console a success, it pretty much paves the way for ALL future consoles to follow their lead since it's the holy grail of publisher control. This is Joe public's last chance to stand up for what's right.... don't squander it.
Maybe they only want to support one pointless language?
Re: No more worrying about Graphic card memory
What woule be nice for gaming with a discrete 3D graphics card is if the new on-processor APU could be re-tasked to help with something like physics or AI.
I too had a logical disconnect reading the article and looking at the picture... "filled with molten rock" with a picture of a snowcapped mountain! A genuine WTF? moment.
The bigger story...
Is that this guy is the life and soul of a dinner party.....
Strange usage of `anonymised` since my voice doesn't have an ID number and it can be easily recognised in a number of ways. Of course, Apple (or any other similar corporation) would never use pattern matching to link `anonymised` voices with recent `known` voices.
Re: It's basically a licence to print money
It's basically a licence to print money
and only governments can be trusted with that kind of responsibilty!
More annoying than adverts...
Are all the smug gits shouting "Ads? What ads?"
We get it, you're clever enough to download AdBlock...
Re: Just curious
Just out of curiosity, what was the black market value of the user data? If it's over 250k then they're laughing, and it could be a new revenue stream for unscrupulous companies. Just sell their user data to the highest bidder, say it was hacked, take the fine & pocket a tidy sum.
I am mourning the demise of HMV, and I did go in there a lot.
To look at, or try somethhing i'm interested in so I can order it online!
Excellent. I live on a hill and it's feckin freezing at the moment, so bring on the extra 5 degrees!
"if our rulers are too stupid to write decent laws that can't be twisted then more fool them."
This one sentence illustrates the author's ignorance of the realities of virtually every biological system and mechanism in the world, since the beginning of time. Every creature (including us humans) on the planet is trying to out-perform, out-think, out-evolve and outwit it's adversaries and to say that laws should be written "perfect" is ridiculous. Or, to put it more simply: There's always someone smarter than you.
Laws will be twisted, better laws will be passed, more loopholes will be found. Repeat ad-infinitum. (Until the revolution of course)
Re: FFS !
This comment just about sums up the apathy of the common man. What if everyone through the ages thought "what's the point in trying to improve?"
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