142 posts • joined Thursday 2nd July 2009 22:09 GMT
Re: Silly Bergers
A few Euro's would be correct with Cex. When I upgraded my Radeon X850 for a X1950 I took the old card into Cex. After testing they offered me £8 for it. I refused and as I was walking out saw an identical X850 (used) for the same price I had bought the X1950 for.
Apparently they do the same trick with memory dimms, offer a pound each then slap a £40 sticker on it 2 minutes later.
Did he not .....
..... even google EA to see how truly moronic and useless they are? Ordinary plebs like us would be sacked for gross misconduct for the decisions they have made since obtaining the franchise.
What next? Shutting down ILM and farming the work out to Derek who is good at flash animation?
Please don't use ....
..... 'I'm an audiophile' and MP3's in the same sentence. You are not. If you were you would know MP3 compression removes sounds the human ear cannot register, therefore changing the entire dynamic of the audio wave, so missing out on the full experience. If you had used audiophile and flac I may have forgiven you.
Re: A real driver's car...
Without a rev counter you don't get the joy of watching the needle bounce when it hits the limiter during an awesome burnout.
@ Steve Re: Dear 'The Register'
Although a joke it is quite true. If I take apart this laptop in front of me I will find Foxconn stamped on the PCMCIA chassis, not HP, same for most of the generic NIC shrouds, dimm slots and so on you have in laptops. Do the same with Apple hardware and the exact same parts will be stamped Apple or blank, not Foxconn.
As for the China business, Apple would sell much much more if they used some of their warchest money to open 100's of Starbucks outlets, as the Chinese would have somewhere to show off their Apple devices.
This should have been spotted sooner .......
.....under PCIDSS scanning, you know, the requirement to make your systems rock solid against loss of customer card data. Or is it that because they are a psuedo bank they, like the normal banks, don't have to carry out these scans on their own systems?
How to sort patents and trolls out easily
Do you have a patent that is actually used in a product? You are allowed to sue for damages. Pay your own costs.
Do you have a patent that isn't used in a product? You can only take them to court to stop them using it, no damages or costs awarded.
I thought I was on theregister but .....
...... it seems I wandered onto the Socialist Workers site instead. My bad.
Did you miss the bit about this being an offer for developers using Apple hardware? To use the software you mentioned they would need something like Parallels and Win 8 anyway as I saw no .dmg links on the site you referenced.
It's the yes men syndrome again .....
..... which anyone with an ounce of sense can see is the most worthless business culture ever created. From the middle management layer up most of these guys have never worked on the shop floor so to speak. You can't run or improve a business unless you know how it works, and you can't find out how it works through BI or CRM reporting.
Whenever I have been a supervisor/manager/dept head I have always taken the view of the guys on the floor. No matter how high up the ladder I climb (I keep slipping because I say 'No' occasionally) I will still be a support tech at heart. To simplify consider a manufacturer, it has a production layer and a management layer, remove the management layer and the production layer will happily continue for a considerable amount of time. Remove the production layer and the company is dead.
Was this written last summer???
As the article dismisses AMD immediately because it refers to the old Bulldozer FX chips instead of the newer Piledriver FX chips released last year.
PC Mark has been ignored by anyone with a scrap of knowledge for years now as their scores can never be tallied with real world application tests. Also every single PC mark test is usually carried out with an nvidia card installed which will not make use of the chipset architecture AMD built when it took over ATI.
I could have summed it up easier, want a gaming system under £700? Then go AMD/ATI. Want one over £700? Intel/nvidia.
Never mind the scam on the game .....
....... it's the $30k a night villa that left me shocked.
Well I hover to see where the hyperlink on a web page actually leads to. Makes it fun when hovering over the phishing email links to www.yourenowskint.com :)
Future proofing a device from Apple? A company that changes its ports more often than I change my pants.
IE10 on Xbox ......
....... is massively faster than the PS3 browser (but still fiddly (and yes it will play that stuff but add html5 on your search term)).
But seeing the option to add easylist to IE means I might see how it compares next to Firefox.
@ed2020 Re: Why an app?
As for why they needed an app, why doesn't the Register ask itself that? It seems to be less complex a site than the CFAs website but still warrants an app, for pretty much just text.
Lucas did that years ago with the Star Wars Holiday Special, ..... sorry, I really can't find the words to describe it as it set the bar for so many levels of awful.
I didn't even bother with the film after being caught out by Stephen King books. 500 pages of build up then 5 pages of deflate ..... ass gremlins indeed.
With any luck .....
..... Abrams will channel the spirit of Irvin Kershner. Despite Lucas' attempts at destroying his own franchise with 1, 2 and 3, Empire still stands out as pure awesome.
It seems odd that many here quibble.....
.....about paying a subscription for Gold, which to me as an Xbox owner (Forza for me, Lego games for the boy) is worth it to know there is a dedicated set of servers offering a faster and more stable experience than the free version of a competitor. While the worst thing for an Xbox user is the RROD, the PS3 has the 'We didn't think you would want it reading BD disks after 6 months so fork out £120 to sort it' and the inevitable 'Your brand new game needs an update, at our download speeds you won't be playing today'
Based on the majority of posts I take it most of you use TalkTalk 8MB cack broadband or similar? Never used an ISP offering ADSL2 or fibre connections? You know, paying a premium for something that the cheap service does as well?
The catch up apps on Xbox are generally a lot easier to use than their web equivalents and have time spent on reworking them for the device they live on instead of half-assed web pages. iPlayer on xbox trounces the PC version.
And for comparison with the PS3, MS have added services for free since launch whereas Sony releases good devices and removes services over its lifetime (Original PSP, fantastic when launched, neutered with every update and of course PS3 other OS)
Getting close to upgrade time ....
..... for my xperia arc but I won't be going Sony. Yes the camera is good and the generally it has been a good device but the pathetically small amount of memory let me down.
I have a few months yet to see what someone else comes out with but unless it's awesome I will be going with the S3.
I remember getting a call about a month after Sky was installed. They told me that I now owned the box so a warranty was needed. Cue 10 minutes of me asking them why when I am covered by the EU 2 year manufacturer warranty and the Sale of Goods act. Suffice to say the caller continued insisting I didn't have these rights. So I just started talking jibberish everytime they tried to say something and they soon hung up :)
@uhuznaa Re: Apple has peaked
Actually you are very wrong. People buy all of the above because they are fashionable, not stylish.
Fashion is fleeting, style is eternal.
Ah yes, Leeds Council.......
.... that supplied Garden Waste bins to houses without gardens. That instead of repairing roads covered them in glue and glitter that started failing before they had chance to repaint the lines.
BYOD will be a success? Not likely
Re: OK I'll feed the troll
I get lost reading AC arguments, it's like watching someone with multiple personality disorder argue with themselves.
Thibault once said .....
....... "If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing"
With that I win the interwebs
I am awarding ...
..... them a certificate of my own for being one of the very few who owned up to it being human error rather than a technical fault.
Every time a company blames stuff like this on a technical error I just think 'Wow, you're software wrote itself?'
Mind made up then
Been with Be for a few years and they have always been pretty good but my one longtime niggle with them has been DNS. Sometimes I think they entire infrastructure is running through a speedtouch modem.
Sky can fibre me for the same cost. Guess its time to migrate.
I always thought.....
.... that an easy way for defence lawyers to win these cases for file sharers is to get the RIAA/MPAA/BPI to provide a full paper trail to show monies recovered have actually made it to an artist.
There are many many ways to show up the restrictions listed on music and movies as being totally daft. Hell, i'm bored so lets think of some crap ones based on the notes on one of my fully paid for cd's.
Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance or broadcasting of this recording prohibited.
Copying - How many people directly link their pc optical drive to their soundcard anymore? Not many so they all infringe on copying on a pedantic level if you consider what applications like iTunes, Windows Media player and so on do.
Hiring - Hang on, it's my fault if the local Blockbuster hires me a copy of something not intended for hire?
Lending - 'Hi mate, any chance of borrowing that cd so I can check it out before buying it?' - 'No, i'm not allowed to'
Public performance - Means that the Saxo VTR owners that parade up and down Cleethorpes seafront every weekend are totally screwed.
Broadcasting - Better turn off all of your wireless streaming devices.
Yes I know they are all fairly weak and quite stupid but unless you have spent your life listening to your purchases in your own home through headphones with no one else present, then you have violated one of the above conditions. The industry model is what is at fault, not the user.
@ ceiling cat - Re: overkill?
Yes, it is overkill. I have been a fan of settlers over the years and installed the demo for settlers 7.
But it was immediately uninstalled when I had to sign up to uplay just to play the demo. Yes that's right, DRM on a demo.
I believe the reason why the Green organisations fight any forms of potential renewable, clean, cheap energy is that it affects money being given to them.
Once we have oodles of clean energy there will be no need for them, as the processes that are developed to produce it will filter into the rest of the industrial base meaning cleaner manufacturing methods as well. They are lobby organisations, and as long as there is a reason to lobby, people and governments will continue to throw cash at them.
In short the greenies do not want to lose their jobs.
I have an alternative to offer
Take large frying pan, one pack of smoked bacon (middle or back), and a carton of 6 large eggs.
Heat large frying pan, add all the bacon (i find no cooking oil/fat/lard gets rid of most of the water in the bacon).
Once bacon just shy of how you like it add the eggs at equal spacing.
Cook until eggs are at the state you usually like fried eggs to be (bacon binding makes it easy to flip). Serve. Eat.
I quote my son on trying it for the first time 'The eggs taste like bacon!!!!!!'
Drop in the ocean....
if it helps protect $70bn turnover.
And isn't the Turing award judged by your peers whereas this Bluehat prize is just a fancy public contract bid?
No one will see the print version as Samsungs UK lawyers will buy all copies to ship to their US counterparts for evidence in their ongoing cases.
Re: not sure what your on
How is a service that throttles and packet shapes consistent? It lets some data through at full speed but certain packets have to crawl?
I have anecdotal evidence too, the one person I know who went with Virgin gets 0mb, thats because they screwed up so much he cancelled (including the engineer leaving halfway through install because he had to meet the Mrs for dinner). Could you also provide a link where your sky subscribing friends are paying £55.50pm just for broadband? ( I simply multipied the cheapest 60mb Virgin offer by 3, would you like the link for the page that shows this?)
Stick to your rebranded NTL connection, I just spotted the UNLIMITED Sky fibre offer and will be making a phone call as soon as :D
Re: Better Than Recycling
XP pc in service for 10 years vs Mac that has to be disposed of because vendor refuses to support after 3 (was even less when they killed PPC).
We have to dispose of Apple kit every few years as they can't be upgraded to the next OS version.
Your point does not ring true in the real world.
I liked the extra info on the BBC....
....that stated they had paid over £730 million for 114 football matches over 3 years. That would get you 18-20 years of F1 which could be a total of 400 races. With 700k customers thats at least a grand over 3 years for each one just to break even. Whomever signed that deal must have got one of the biggest backhanders in history.
Maybe Google/Motorola should .......
....... consider the risks of pushing these charges through. Steve B is loco enough to just whip out his American Express and buy Nokia just to have a portfolio of patents to hit back with.
This is now just becoming an epic willy waving contest, who has the biggest patent portfolio. Put the damn things back in your pants guys and get on with the business of making shiny for us to play with.
@ac - Re: Awesome.....
AC's, bringing pastries to gun fights since BBS was invented.
And as for pointing out flaws in my fave combo of AMD/Windows, the other 99.9% of commentards here do a bloody good job so I dont have to :D
...... and all other Apple users should learn from this guy. While we all have our preferences and favourite shinys some of us are adult enough to point out the faults of said items.
More of this guy please el Reg
Just an observation ....
..... having worked in music retail during a case between Kelloggs & Ozric Tentacles (My memory is hazy as that was a time of all night parties that finished in time for work :D)
An Ozrics box set was created with copied the Kelloggs cereal box designs. During the entire court case we were under no obligation to remove the offending box set from sale until the case had concluded and a withdrawal order sent.
Apple, by removing the app from sale, may have actually prejudiced the case against the developers.
As for the distibution excuses being plastered over these comments, absolute crap. Apple are in patent litigation against Samsung but Galaxys are still being distributed and sold.
.....isn't that what a spell checker does?
"covers recognizing strings and suggesting uses for them"
Recognised string - Crap spelling
Suggestion - Get a fricking education/Replace with correct spelling
Hang on, isn't that what that damn evil Clippit did in word? Recognise what you were doing and makes suggestions in order to ruin your life?
Re: Stores are so last millenia
Leeds doesn't have one because we have so many pc worlds here. Walk into one and try buy a laptop without one of their planks trying to sell you an ipad and I will truly be shocked.
Anyway, if we had an Apple store the queues would get bricked by the natives of Belle Isle/Gipton for sport.
Yes the game is good but .......
....... only in the way that D1 and D2 were good. I got it free with the annual pass but seem to be the only person on the planet that is gutted by the apparent lack of effort of moving it on from Diablo 2.
The game itself is good, but the graphics, they just suck. It seems in all that time they have added a few extra polygons/sprites and a bit of glitter. Archaic interface, can't customise character. The stupid battle tag rubbish. And after years of being spoilt by WoW fmv on the expansions an extremely damp, dull and totally uninspiring start to the game. People, church, rock then hole. Awesome.
I don't think it was intended as a game, more intended as an exercise of how a once good software house could do the least amount of work, charge a premium and have fool reviewers still give it a good score instead of the serious kicking that is much needed.
Sod Diablo 3, bring on Torchlight 2
I am sure .....
.... that at least one of the major motor vehicle manufacturers will use Adobe CS products. Just get them to send a note similar to the following.
It has been discovered that if someone taps out the tune 'Lets play scratch and sniff with grandpa's butt' by the Fuknotz on certain panels of your vehicle this will enable the 'Ticking timebomb of flaming death'. This flaw once activated will mean that once the vehicle reaches 30mph it will immediately accelorate to 100mph and ignite all fuel onboard. Please note this only affect 2011 models and earlier. We have resolved this issue in the 2012 models and to fix your vehicle simply drive it to the nearest dealership and purchase a new model.
We believe there is no risk to drivers of older models as no one knew of this flaw until it was made public last week.
Is it me or ......
...... the obvious reason Apple allowed Kindle on iPad is that any in app Kindle purchases would have still given Apple 30%. The price fixing meant that on a £10 book bougtht through either iTunes or Kindle would have got Apple £3. To simplify, they wanted to win both ways.