806 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 12:08 GMT
it's windows all over again..
...all the various oem flavours of android lead to lots of weird bugginess as manufacturers try to stamp their own branding and user interfaces on devices. Microsoft have this problem with windows, though now it's nothing like as bad as when they started out.
Saying that, the boy has what's supposed to be a vanilla version of Android on his San Francisco and it's still pretty flakey. It can't maintain a wifi connection when idle, for example...
people with high IQs..
..often seem to have less common sense than us dullards. I'm not convinced this would bring better laws, just lots of incredibly clever ones with blatant faults that only the simple would spot...
likely to sell a few tens of thousands on Unix, a few million on Windows
your post is confused, you're basically saying microsoft was more successful because microsoft had a bigger install base. So they were more successful because they were more successful...
Besides which, for what you're saying to be true UNIX would need a VB like language, that's what made developing on microsoft platforms easy.
Of course, dodgy business practices certainly helped as well....
what a bunch of moaning old gits. There's plenty of new music around, tons and tons of it, a lot is rubbish but watch the totp repeats from 76 on bbc2 and you'll see that's nothing new. There is also a load of great music from new artists around, and it's easier to discover than ever with sound cloud, last.fm, pandora in the us, and any number of other services. And where I live there's plenty of venues that promote gigs from small local bands, where it's not uncommon to hear something original and moving. Never mind the massive amount of foreign music that is easier to discover than ever before thanks to youtube.
Stop with the moaning and start looking around! When your parents told you the music you listened to was all rubbish they were wrong, and it's still bullshit now you're coming out with it yourselves!
surely the big difference between this and Wii U...
...is that every wii U will have a touchscreen controller. That's certainly not the case for ps3. So will the games companies target a game at people who have a ps3 and psvita or the much bigger group who just have a ps3? Target the wii U and you know you've got a touch screen controller and can make it integral to the game.
Apple play and iPhone is likely a much more common configuration, that's surely a much bigger market....
That's exactly it!
The android app store just lists all the permissions an app wants, you either install and grant all permissions or don't install. On another os for phones/tablets I'm using you can install an app and it will ask at run time if you want to let it do stuff. This is a much better system as it puts the user in control and makes it clear when the permission is being used.
The design of the Android system puts the author of the software in control and forces the user to either grant every privilege asked for or not use the software at all.
There's a pretty good reason why they're all richer than you.
Is it because they're morally bankrupt money grabbing cunts?
tired of this now..
..we know, nothing to see, stop looking, NI are great, hacking milly dowler's phone was fine, paying backhanders to the police is cool, the news of the world would've closed anyway and deleting hundreds of thousands of emails while under investigation is just business as usual.
If only the pesky gruaniad (ha, funny) and bbc would leave poor little rupert alone, it's not like he's Keyser Soze.....
You're missing the point here. While you may be super clever most consumers aren't. Whether Apple lock them in or they chose to be locked in the fact is that if they've invested time and money in content for a device they're not going to want to chuck that content away when they buy a new device.
And never mind the 10 dollars spent on apps, do you want to buy them again for a new device? Can you be bothered to try and find them all again in the Android store (where searching by app name doesn't necessarily put the app in the top 40 returned?) Wouldn't it be more convenient for the new device to access the same account and therefore the same content as your old device?
how to stand up
the problem I have with what your saying is the article you linked to that defends Apple is pure speculation. In your comment you say "it's perfectly acceptable to think that Apple went further with Lion". It is, but that means nothing. It's also perfectly acceptable to think that Apple don't give a toss about security, there is some evidence that this is the case.
If this company is wrong and firewire in Lion is more secure then that's a good thing, I'm sure we can both agree on that. But if that's the case then it's Apple's job to make it clear. The fact that you're not pointing me to a clear list of Lion features from Apple makes me doubtful. Don't Apple publish a list of changes when they upgrade the OS? Or are they so ashamed of this gaping security hole in their old products that they don't dare mention it?
To quote the article you link to..
>>FireWire is secure until you enter your password, I’ve been told.<<
Great. Any references for that piece of info or do we just trust it?
Also, see post from david 12 above. Seems to indicate that Windows doesn't have the same "passwords stored in memory in plain text" problem that Lion does.... (admittedly just as dubious as your article with regards to references, but he sounds like he knows what he's talking about rather than going "some bloke told me....")
Nobody taught me how to program. Been making a living at it for over 25 years. What's your problem exactly? Don't like that some people don't need to go to college to get a job coding?
Of course, if you can't work it out yourself you will need someone to instruct you. I've always learnt by doing...
@Anonymous pussy, 7:39
>>What has this decision got to do with consumers?<<
I think they're the people that buy and use the apps...
cruelty can be worse than killing
Killing animals to eat isn't something I'd do, but I appreciate that a lot of people consider it acceptable. Looks like the circus elephants face a lifetime of cruelty. There's no excuse for torturing an animal to make it perform tricks. What a bunch of cunts.
Just got given a sony ericsson xperia play by work..
..as a mini touchscreen computer it's good, plays videos nicely, does iPlayer and even manages 4od with careful zooming to make the full screen button clickable.
But as a phone it's not particularly good, it's massive and the interface is pretty clunky. It's not helped by the 4 buttons at the bottom being so close to the touch screen that button presses also often result in screen clicks. Using it as a music player is also pretty awkward. So it's a nice toy but below average phone.
Still, gift horse and all that...
screens swiping exactly when your finger does, and the accelerometer spinning the display as quickly as you turn the phone. The three home screens of the N8 stacked with shortcut icons respond instantly
The boy has a San Francisco, and it's a good cheap(ish) way of getting an Android phone. However, you couldn't honestly describe it as always responding instantly. So while this Nokia phone, on paper, has low specs, what's important is how well those specs deal with the OS. Judging by this review, it manages that fine, with a responsive ui and battery life of "over a day". In my opinion those statistics are much more important than processor speed or amount of RAM.
That's why the iPhone is the best phone ever.
it has the most apps. There was me stupidly assuming a phone was for phoning, when of course that's got nothing to do with it! And this Nokia phone's expensive, no one buys expensive phones! And people do hate symbian (I regularly hear people saying just that when I'm sat on the bus) so no way will it sell.
Well done anonymous, you've really hit the nail on the head with that post! No really, well done!
Actually, big fat speaker cables rule
I bought some cable for a pa and ended up using it on my hifi (it's 80 core copper wire, I think.) It made a massive difference to the sound quality, particularly the bottom end. And I listen to vinyl.
I think you're underestimating just how bad crap speaker cable can be, and what a hideous effect it has on sound quality.
I buy all my asian pop on cd. The korean stuff in particular is always beautifully packaged. The Narsha mini album, for example, is the size of a seven inch single and folds out to a cross shape. It contains the cd, a booklet of pictures of Narsha in various ridiculous outfits and a lyrics sheet (gold on black!).
I'm quite happy to pay a bit more for a physical copy if it comes as a nice thing!
Got the last The National album on 12inch purple vinyl. Lovely!
I wouldn't wonder, I'm fairly sure it's because he is a famous footballer with tons of cash...
is it too much to accept that as DRM schemes go, this isn't really that bad or unfair?
Think about how this works. It serves content to everyone and relies on the client, not even a dedicated client but whichever browser you choose to run, to restrict access to it after it's been send to the client device. That design is fatally flawed. It's ridiculous that they went to market with this system, apparently even clearing your cookies breaks it.
While it isn't unfair, this system is clearly not fit for purpose. A proper paywall wouldn't be fooled by simple browser shenanigans like this.
Can someone explain this simply to me?
No court on the planet can deprive you of them.
Your planet sounds nice, but it's obviously not earth. There are plenty of courts here that will deprive you of your basic human rights.
>>I'd challenge you to come up with any realistic search term that doesn't produce more or less the same results as Google<<
didn't go looking on purpose, but just found this. Searched for "What is TPop?" in google and bing. Google, first entry, explains what TPop is (Taiwanese pop music). Bing doesn't have the foggiest, thinks I'm asking "What is Top?".
@ Richard 12
That's fine for all the sites that force you to go via the landing page. However, websites often allow any page to be a landing page (to allow bookmarking, for example, or to send a link to a friend). For those sites your solution won't work. Think it through...
try using bing..
... I did. I hate to say it but Google search is loads better. I try and avoid Google 'cos they're so evil, obv., but if I've got something I need to find for work then Google gets results where bing turns up nothing or relevance. (Last time I tried switching to bing it was returning empty pages for any search with asp in it! Irony!). Till Bing search gets better Google aren't really in danger, no matter how awful the interface is....
..are wrong. I didn't dislike the oxfam article, it's this one I was commenting on.
@ every comment on here so far! Comprehension fail.
couldn't manage to get to the end of the article? Just love being rude and confrontational? Or genuinely unable to respect other people's opinions, however misguided you may believe them to be?
at anonymous pussy, 20:34
Ever work with other engineers who aren't as perfect as you?
But regarding your points, a) if it works and is done to schedule then it's right. I could refactor my code endlessly making it prettier and prettier if I didn't have work to do.
b) And adding a comment saying "end xxx" to a "}" doesn't mean that's what that curly is doing, unlike a verbose language where typing "end if" where you mean "end function" will give you an error. That's clearly better.
c) well written verbose code needs few comments, the language is readable.
Your point seems to be "I know c++ really well and can read it quickly". Well great for you. No really, well done. I can already read English so find it quicker to read languages based on that. I'm not saying you're wrong to like C++, I'm sure well written C++ can be lovely to read, but you can't really argue that "}" carries as much meaning as the many end statements it replaces in other languages.
Doesn't really address the issue..
.. "next counter" or "end if" are still much clearer than "green }".
apologies for lack of formatting in comments, when I see this:
I don't know what it means.
I can read and understand. This is why I think verbose languages are better than c style syntax.
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