1123 posts • joined 11 May 2007
>> What exactly is wrong with a page aggregating data relevant to two connections in a social network? <<
The fact you ask that question, and the way you worded it, makes me think that human interaction isn't your strong point.
Re:The dick:tits ratio is not what I would like it to be
Well you've come to the right place, we have both in abundance.
Re: It's just a stupid file transfer app
It's possible to share stuff on the internet in all kinds of ways. An app that facilitates something by making it incredibly easy to do is likely to increase the number of people doing it. Those who don't have the technical ability to use the more complex methods of sharing can still download an app and use it. How many teens would go through the steps needed to share pictures using ftp?
It's an app with as age restriction of over 12 designed for sending images that you want to keep private. And by the sound of it the images sent are hosted on a server owned by the app publisher. That doesn't sound dodgy to you? You don't think that's any dodgier than any other ftp site?
>>Referring to it as a "22in tablet" is just silly: as Chromebooks have ably demonstrated, just because a computer runs Android doesn't mean it's a toy.<<
Chromebooks don't run android, they run Chrome OS. It's not the same thing.
Re: Steve I, you don't know about your own life
Steve, it's clear from the posts on here that you know nothing about your own life. How dare you come on here with your "opinions", it's clear that you can't have worked on pcs properly if you've chosen to use macs, there is no way the experience on Windows could ever drive anyone to prefer another OS.
I trust you will now stop this charade of "having an opinion" and "expressing it reasonably", at least until you get the correct opinions and start being a bit more mouthy.
Re: Worth it to me.
Wow, well done Steve I. The only poster on here with something good to say about this laptop and the integrity to put a name to his post.
Jeopardy: Downs syndrome edition.
Actually, never mind that, what the fuck is "Jeopardy: Downs syndrome edition." supposed to mean?
Re: It's just irritating and childish
An ancient plot device has awoken....
Re: you misread.
Hey, don't blame me for your crap sentence construction! What I did was read the words you've written. I know you meant to say "I get an inferior experience with Windows 8 than with Windows 7" but that's not what you said. You said "I get an inferior experience from windows 7". Those words in that order mean that Windows 7 gives you an inferior experience. You should have used "compared to" instead of "from".
Re: I get an inferior experience from Windows 7.
Then upgrade to windows 8!
Because they found out about this after the verdict. Though apparently apple knew beforehand and despite legal precedent kept quiet about it... Hey, just joining in the "conjecture is fact" feel of this thread!
Re: With or without him I'd expect the same result.
Yeah, have faith in the "good ole boys"...
Re: Jelly bean is like your little brother.
An irritating arse that steals and breaks your stuff and goes crying to mum if you don't do what he wants? Great.
Well sounds like you brought the wrong device and should have taken a little more care when deciding what to buy. The fact other people don't have your requirements means that an iPhone can still be the perfect device for them. Maybe you should concentrate on sorting yourself out before you start sneering at others who are happy with their choices. You're the one who's spent a fortune on a device that doesn't satisfy your requirements.
Re: It is truly amazing...
If Apple let you do all the things you want to then that's not much of an issue... It's a consumer device.
@ Dave 126
I didn't read the post as comparing apple products to 70's British cars, I thought it was saying both had the same focus on "clever" over-engineering rather than viability and practicality. If Foxconn are saying iPhones are too tricky to make then that does imply Apple didn't engineer it sensibly.
Re: How is this different from any other large company.
It's not, and I never claimed it was. I'm not the deluded internet shill going on about how "good" people are giving their hearts and minds to Google. I'm saying that Google don't do things for the benefit of humanity, they are the same as any other large company.
Is that clear now?
Re: Winning the hearts and minds of good people all over the world.
No, they're not. They're winning the hearts and minds of those stupid enough to give their hearts and minds to a mega advertising corporation. Google really don't give a fuck as long as the cash keeps coming in, believe it or not...
Be interesting to see how many seniors fall on their swords for this...
I'm guessing none.
Re: but never was it always thus.
Downvoted! Awesome! Still, never was it always thus I guess...
but never was it always thus.
What terrible grammar.
no way it deserves a score of 70%
I'm confused. Does a "dimention of functionality no other tablet has" make it better than 70% or worse?
Shit apple pad mini?
Well it got a good review on here so it can't be that shit!
This article was just a puff piece designed to OUTRAGE sensible Android users and drive us into a posting FRENZY! How STUPID do you think WE are? Like we're going to KEEP falling for that, no matter how often you do it!!!!
(disclaimer: I haven't actually used an ipad mini, nexus 7 or any small form factor tablet.)
Re: rags like The Register
Burn the heretic!
Re: We have an offline reader in the works for our mobile version.
Re: However, enough readers want the apps experience for us to take notice.
And if enough readers want you to stick your head down the toilet?
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: Why not just check permissions before installing
Yeah that's what I do. That's why I've not installed a single new app this year.
I love Google!
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."?
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.
so why have you converted the chinese amounts to USD? There's no picture of Liz on those bits of paper....
Re:Think I'll stick with what I've got.
a tiny attention span?
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.
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...
Re: In before
Optimism? Are you new here?
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!)
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.
>>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...
Re: @Phyx - have you actually looked at them?
Upvoted for civility!
Re: The usual rabid anti-Apple click bait from Ms Leach
Seems to have worked....
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.....
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