1247 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: Try that in the private sector (The REAL world)
So the banking sector isn't part of the public sector? Or are you just not aware of the massive rewards for failure in that industry? A good example in the news today about the public money that bailed out HBOS and was then given in bonuses to the men who fucked it up....
What you mean is that in the private sector (The REAL world) some poor pleb would've been forced to take the rap and fired while his manager got another bonus.
(alternatively, my grossly simplified version of the REAL world is better than your grossly simplified version of the REAL world...)
Re:Gamers are mostly fickle children
whereas internet trolls are super mature....
>>If you come up with the best online maping service ever created, then lots of people will use it<<
And how do they find out about it? Every time they search for a map they see a massive Google ad at the top of their page for the familiar product they're used to using, why would they look further down? You seem to be unwittingly highlighting the whole point of this story. You shouldn't put a fox in charge of the hen house....
just as cheap on contract
hmm, I feel there may be a hidden extra cost here, can't quite put my finger on it....
Re: Nice £100 phone
Or is it because you've tried one and the back button behaviour was too mental for you?
Re: weren't Google forced to hilight their own search results?
It's ok, when the last competitor has been ground into the dust there will be no more "whining".
#hashtagsarefortwitter #painfullytrendy #tiresome
It's Google's business, within the law they can do what they like. No one has a right to appear on a page of Google search results. The OFT's guidelines may be more important in the UK but Google are a global company.
If you don't like it then advertise on one of the competing search engines (though in the EU claiming that other search engines are "competing" is a bit of a stretch...)
Re: meanwhile, outside the USPTO...
Hey! I was cleaning it in the bath and slipped!
Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.
I know Disney aren't a charity, I'm not suggesting they are. I'm suggesting that if you buy a company then make people redundant shortly after there should be recompense for those made redundant. You seem to be disagreeing with that, can you explain why you think that's wrong? Do you agree that Disney shouldn't have bought the games company if they were just going to shut it?
Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.
And you don't have a problem equating fluffy dice and vile seat covers with people? I see them as quite different and would say people's livelihoods are a little more important.
I stand by my point, this is asset stripping and at the very least those who lose their jobs should be entitled to a generous redundancy. No doubt those who engineered the deal are getting a healthy bonus.
I disagree. There is tons of variety and imagination in the current games market, it's bizarre that you're claiming it isn't so. From the 70p time wasters on iOS and android to full price console games there is more choice than there's ever been, with lots of titles that involve neither split second timing or loud irritating "music". Stop moaning and take a look around, there's loads to play whatever your taste!
Re: Let's be honest here....
... you may be right, but the fact that Disney just bought it and then shut it down reeks of asset stripping. If you don't have plans for a business then don't buy it. This sort of shit should be illegal, at the very least there should be mandatory massive redundancy payouts when a new owner decides to shut a company they've just bought...
I’d also prefer to speak "Stop"
I'd also prefer to say "Stop".
No Luigi Love??
I'm playing Mansion 2 at the moment and it's bloody lovely! 20 minute levels, lots of variety, funny animation and great attention to detail. One of those games where if you lookup how to do something on the interwebs you're then kicking yourself for not spotting something that seems so obvious now! The 3DS seems to work so much better when your peering into a miniature world rather than when it tries to do expansive vistas.
I take issue with the comment that it's using the gyroscopic controls for looking around though (it only does this when you peer through windows, not for any large portion of the game, thankfully!). It looks to me like it's using the cameras on the lid to decide where you're looking, I reckon it's just too fast and precise to be the gyro. Does anyone know for sure?
Re: No no no no no no.
One of the best ways to stop forces personnel being exposed to danger is to stop invading other people's countries....
But maybe you could explain how covering up US war crimes helps promote peace? Presumably you mean the sort of uneasy peace that an occupying force brings...
Re: a completely unfair one.
Boo fucking hoo. Europe is composed of many countries with separate legal systems. If you can't deal with that don't do business here.
>>There's just no way to avoid the fact that the moment women get involved in anything the entire agenda/atmosphere of whatever that is must be adapted to suit the 'thoughts/feelings/sensitivities' of now present females.<<
What sexist nonsense. It sounds like you've had some bad experiences with women Dave but you've obviously not met many if that's how you think you need to behave around them. Try just treating them the same as everyone else, you'll find that there's a massive range of them, all with different personalities. Why, they're almost like real people....
Re: AC 15:04
Re: People still use Google?
I disagree Dave, I think an awful lot of Google searches are performed by people who don't know that there are other ways to search the internet and haven't even given it a seconds thought. A very similar bunch of people to the people who just used to think the internet was IE. Maybe Google should be forced to put a map service choice screen in front of your first use of Google maps....
in the uk
we pay to send smss, not to receive them, so at least the nagging message is free....
Re: Owning a TV is not compulsory.
If only you could attach audio of "land of hope and glory" to a post.....
Re: 2nd division developers who find C++ too difficult.
And C++ is just for third rate engineers who can't do assembler properly.
Choose the right language for the job. C++ is good for some things but if you need your app to be device independent then something that runs on a virtual machine makes much more sense. No language is the best for every job. A first rate engineer would know that....
Re: Terms and conditions are for the Sheeple.
Yeah, I suppose if you buy something and it breaks a week later you just suck it up and bin it, all that terms and conditions bs is just for the sheeple who believe in crap like "law" and "society". Bunch of Corporate Pricks.
Re: This really is NOT a big deal.
Not for the technically minded no. But for the majority of Android users it means they won't ever see this thing called AdBlock, meaning they'll probably not even think that blocking ads is a possibility. More importantly it shows Google making a choice and indicating a direction, making it clearer that ad revenue is where they are focusing.
Re: @JDX It's my device
Bite this. The article makes no mention of your device, or what you choose to install on it. The article is about AdBlock in the Google Play store, if your comment has no relevance to that then it's in the wrong thread.
Re: Since when did exercising a choice make anyone a whiney [sic] little bitch?
When they decide to whine like a little bitch?
..EBay aren't the only people who can buy the search term eBay and place ads on it. Look for Firefox on Google, the free download links on the top aren't from Mozilla.
You may own "mybrand.com" but if someone else is paying for "mybrand.com" ads they can put whatever they like above you in the search results and that can have an effect on your public image. It's almost like Google have you over a barrel....
Re: Californians doesn't know how lucky they were!
You paint a very vivid picture Richy, i know exactly what you mean!
(one posting point if you know where that comes from!)
We're all supposedly grown up on here, you can say porn if you like. Or is this some new kind of numeric porn I'm not aware of?
Perhaps, but for different reasons
So it's ok to say things are different even if they are the same but the reasons for them are different? Flash is banned on iOS devices, to make out that that's not relevant because of Silverlight is nonsense.
Coming home to Linux is like leaving a clapped out old banger and stepping into a well-engineered Lamborghini ;-)
Indeed, I've owned Italian cars. Great when they work, which is about 50% of the time.....
Re: oh good
a butthurt MS fan to join the apple and android conspiracy nuts.
The register hates Apple and Google as much as it hates MS. Did it occur to you that maybe it's not a conspiracy and Windows RT is just shit?
And those old enough to move out but still living with mom and trolling the register from their bedrooms?
Re: That really made me think.
Really? Care to share the pearls of wisdom that came forth or is your incredible "Movie stars are paid a lot so I shouldn't pay for films" revelation all you've got?
Re: Ironically .....
Whereas us noscript users still see ads, so the reg presumably makes some money, but they don't dance or take up massive areas of the screen (or run scripts)... Everybody's happy!
Re: No choice popup on Apple, Google or Linux devices devices
The original poster said Apple and Google, no-one suggested Linux didn't have a plethora of browsers.
But you have to wonder how Apple get away with it on iPhone. Presumably If MS had banned all the other browsers on windows they'd have been ok.....
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: eh?
mmeier doth protest too much, methinks.....
So to add to "you're holding it wrong" we now have "you booked the wrong seat"?
It's not that no-one loses ballpoints, it's that no one cares when they lose a 20p ballpoint. A 50 quid stylus is, unsurprisingly, a little different.
And yes, people do lounge around and watch stuff on tablets. In my experience it's the main things they're used for.
Re: There's no such thing as bad publicity
You need a joke in the post as well, the icon and a <snigger> aren't really enough....
Re: kudos on the code
You're easily impressed.
(but you don't actually speak for everyone on this board. I for one have no fucking idea what you're on about.)
Re: The solution is to fix the problem, not the observers.
But if the observers are falsifying the problem, for example claiming they've run out of fuel when they haven't, how do you address that? The problem has to be real to be fixable. I'm not saying the Tesla doesn't have problems, just that your "it must be the device, customer is always right" approach is simplistic and inappropriate.
Or did you just come on here to boast about shipping some code?
Re: "You are literally the first person to not be impressed
so your opinion doesn't mean anything."
I'm just following the flock.
Like Sony following after Nintendo...
Re: Idiot in Clown in Chief at the Guardian
Knowing their crappy typesetting I bet that is actually how the job was advertised!
if you've not seen a bit of porn, you'll make a right mess of your first time
Basing your sexual technique on porn is like taking tips on driving from James Bond. IMHO good sex is nothing like you see in the vast majority of porn, I'm certainly not interested in having a load of other men involved.
And the first time is supposed to be a bit of a mess!
Re: They were male strippers.
Less than 8 steps to root an android phone
Those are fucking massive steps then, my phone took 4 just to get the boot loader unlocked....
That changes the entire complexion of it really, to my mind. If this app enables people to run the ad funded versions of apps without the developer getting the ad revenue then fair play to Google. If you don't want ads on apps pay up for the full version, find an alternative or write one yourself.
Re: Looks like I will have to go back to an Iphone
Yeah, that's the choice with mobile phones, the Android Galaxy Siii or the iPhone. Why don't other manufacturers try to break into this lucrative market?
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