1042 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 12:08 GMT
Re: Not offensive
Indeed, looking at the picture on the ad it looks just like m.theregister.com. Surely it would make more sense to add an offline mode to the mobile site (using localStorage, supported by iPhones, iPads, Androids and even Blackberries and coming to more devices all the time) rather than build a locked down iOS only version. Or is the fact it looks like the mobile site because it is the mobile site wrapped up by phoneGap (or whatever it is they're called now)? If so releasing an Android version would be a piece of piss...
What is it with phone owners wanting "apps" that do exactly what websites do?
Re: We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us.
Ok Jim, if you're actually want a reasonable debate, can you qualify the statements I originally had an issue with? What exactly do you mean by "We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us."?
so why have you converted the chinese amounts to USD? There's no picture of Liz on those bits of paper....
Don't be a dick. The sentence "We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us." is obviously not about the defacement of the lottery website, it's a comment on "us" meaning the west, and "them" meaning Muslims. My reply was to that statement, not a comment about the subject of the article.
We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us.
Who invades who exactly? Are there unmanned drones shooting our civilians? Any western states you can think of that have been invaded by muslims for their natural resources?
You need to get a bit of fucking perspective.
Force the user to pick
They should put up a message with no default, make the user choose one or the other. That would definitely be consent, whatever was chosen.
Re: Latest Android may be secure
The podcast is about how security was bodged in initial releases and is better in newer versions. The fact phones running old versions don't stop running is irrelevant, they are insecure compared to phones running later versions.
It's difficult to seriously argue that phones that don't get updates are better than ones that do...
Re: He was suggesting a toggle button to do it all at once.
Well maybe if he had your command of language I'd have understood what he was on about... I got sidetracked by the massive winge...
Re: If you just fixed the problem without reconfiguring the machine it'd take a lot less time
Tell them to take it back to the shop. Job done.
Re: The headline...
Unfortunately the headline uses "ships" for one and "sells" for the other, despite the article using shipped figures for both.
(The fails for the headline, not the comments!)
>>start a swipe off the screen, a technique pioneered on the BlackBerry Playbook<<
I first experienced this on the Palm Pre 2, where the black area under the screen is touch enabled, swipe up to minimise, swipe left and right to switch between minimised apps or views in the current app. It's a great idea because developers can't fuss it like they can a touch area with display underneath...
Foolishly HP dropped this for the touchpad though, making minimising an app and scrolling the page impossible to differentiate, yet another stupid HP tablet decision...
Someone please tell me why MS never included an EXPERT / NOVICE toggle button in the windows UI?!
I can't believe the massive number of upvotes for the guy who's first impulse when asked to help someone with a pc is configure the whole machine exactly like his work pc. Your gran doesn't need hidden files to show, or file extents or most of the other stuff you're moaning about. If you just fixed the problem without reconfiguring the machine it'd take a lot less time...
Samsung's success is cannibalising the Android market
Eh? They're android phones, they are the Android market, they're not "cannibalising" it. That statement makes no sense.
Re: In before
Optimism? Are you new here?
Re: And there won't be a scroll wheel on a windows 8 tablet device
but we're talking about windows on the desktop where nearly all users have a scroll wheel and horizontal scrolling is unintuitive, the point you originally argued with. Still, why keep quiet and let people think you might be an idiot when you can carry on and prove it.....
There's not many people using a mouse scroll wheel on iphones or android devices. Isn't that why horizontal scrolling on Windows 8 is unintuitive?
You can't move and shoot in RE4, it introduced being able to aim at what you shoot at but it kept you stationary. That's crucial to the game, you can run or you can stand and fight but no doing both. In the games before that you automatically pointed at the nearest enemy when you brought up your gun and could only aim up or down.
IMHO this makes RE4, it would be easier if you could move and shoot but not better.
Re: The Real Issue
Yeah!! I also know about some stuff. It's really irritating when the BBC waste license payers money investigating stuff that I already know! Bunch of idiots!!
Re: The music is just an advert
Yeah, it's the same with paintings, the real products they're selling are canvas and pigments. Or sculpture, just an attempt to sell you a big block of marble with bits chopped off....
Re: whom Orlowski is always seem to be quick to defend
YES INDEED orlowski is definitely IN THE POCKET of BIG BUSINESS! And PANDORA is exactly the same as REGULAR RADIO!
You're right, random capitals do make it MORE TRUE!!!
Human rights act
People who complain about the human rights act should give up all of their own rights first. Have the courage of your convictions (or stfu...)
Client side validation?
They surely got exactly what they deserved...
Downvoted, cos though I agree with your post the last sentence was too tempting to resist!!!
because, experts claim, the animals spread tuberculosis among cattle.
You need a "some" in front of "experts claim".
Hey, interesting responses from everyone!
My original post was specifically about the big bang theory, it's description as solid science and how I felt that was dubious. The observation that everything seems to be flying out from a central point is possibly explained by a big bang, but it's really just a best guess and says nothing about what was there before the bang. I'm not slagging off the theory but it doesn't seem to really answer "where did everything come from?" and I'm not sure we'll ever have the capability to definitively answer that. As such it seems perfectly fair to say it's just the creation myth without the creator.
However, I don't see religion as the biggest problem for civilisation, it's human nature that twists organised religion into a means of oppression. As a child I found the Bible (New testament, I went to a C of E primary school) to basically be about how you should be nice to people, think of others before yourself, etc. All admirable stuff that should make the world a better place. That people can twist that sort of message into an excuse for war is a ridiculous but unfortunate reality.
A few people said that Buddhism isn't really a religion. To me it's more like the only real (major) religion, specifically because it has a set of techniques that you can use to investigate reality yourself. I think "real" religion is about the nature of reality and consciousness, not about taking a set of rules and following them. This philosophical tradition actually exists in some old schools of Christianity and doubtless in the other major religions as well.
To me there is a whiff of fundamentalism to the current trend to be anti-religion and pro-science that has all the bad attributes of religious fundamentalism. However, the comments in this thread have all been very civil, which is refreshing! As long as we can discuss these things reasonably there's a good chance we can all get along! If we all agreed with each other on everything it'd be a pretty boring forum!
@Flocke Kroes: Religious truth depends on faith
Not strictly true. Religions like Buddhism have techniques that you can use to investigate the truth. Obviously those experiments involve consciousness so aren't easily documented or monitored, but that doesn't make them invalid, just tricky.
And maybe scientists answer "Do you believe in science" with "No" but among the general population in the UK the answer is often "Yes". It may be unpalatable but in our society science is just another religion to a lot of people.
Re: AC 8:31
But what you're not doing is adding any scientific value. It's a guess. That's not science.
And if you think getting rid of religion will stop the state trying to tell you what to do you're incredibly naive. Religion is often used as an excuse for oppression, but getting rid of religion won't make people behave any better to each other.
The big bang is solid science?
Um, I think you'll find it's the classic creation myth with the creator removed. "Oh everything just came into being for a reason we don't know" doesn't seem much better than "oh everything just came into being because God said so". And with the maths only holding up when 95% of the universe is undetectable, it seems far removed from solid science.
(Sorry if that offends anyone's belief system.)
Re: What does that make us humans to be?
Crap at sentence construction?
But they put up 125,000 and have been asked to pay about 95,000. The question was why haven't they been asked to pay 125,000.
The problem is that the spirit of Steve Jobs doesn't live on at Apple at all. The lack of anything interesting in the new iPhone shows that the vision went when he did.
This strikes me as a cynical bit of advertising. It's not an attempt to honour the memory of Steve Jobs, just an attempt to make some money out of it...
re: substantial moral backlash in the mainstream press
I've not seen that. All I've seen is a load of "Apple win patent case over Samsung" articles. Those who look will find the evidence that Apple are likely to lose this case in the end, but for those reading the "mainstream press", in the UK at least, the trial is being portrayed as a massive victory for Apple.
This is a tech site. It has tech adverts. What's wrong with that targetting? There's no need to target individuals...
Re: I could have served myself ten times over by now. but i have to wait
Oh no! You have to wait! It's one thing when there's no one there, but when there's other people "in front of you" at "the bar"! Don't they know who you are?
Re: In the meantime...
Cool! I didn't know about m.theregister.com. You might want to try a bit of browser sniffing and maybe offer it to mobile devices when they connect. Would make it easier to find. Not that you should be forcing mobiles to the mobile site (that can be well irritating) but I've browsed here on my phone a few times and wasn't aware you did mobile at all...
In the meantime...
...why not make the site render nicely on mobile, making the apps unnecessary and opening yourselves up to all, not just iOS and Android?
Re: Michele Bachmann...
Why do you think other people care about who you want to fuck? Why do you think any article that mentions women is an appropriate place to start telling people about who you want to fuck?
Re: Categorizing any group of people is bigoted
Typical comment from the stupid anonymous cowards on here.
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