1247 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: FaceBook has chosen to not be unavailable in your country
so what's the problem?
Re: How many times have we heard that Surface was selling really well
I haven't heard that once. Did you read that on here? Any links you want to share? The impression I got was that both surface and WinPho8 were struggling for sales despite a massive advertising spend.
re: The folk that genuinely believe Google is evil
There's a difference between seeing mountain view for the profit driven privacy invaders that they obviously are, and thinking they are evil. They're not evil, just greedy.
But I am glad there are versions of Android around that don't talk to mountain view. Maybe I'll be able to switch on my phone's GPS without it sharing "anonymous" data with them....
Re: all the comments
what a bunch of whining pussies. Came on here expecting your political views to be endorsed and got a little disappointed?
The register will take the piss out of anyone it likes. If you don't like that then please come into the comments section and moan like a bunch of entitled teenagers until the world changes to make you happy. If you could hold your breath while you wait that'd be super!
Fucking hell, Taxi's eh!
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
It's simple, here's the official register vendetta list:
Apple OS users
They are all victims of the horrible register with it's slightly sarcastic tone. Sorry, when I say slightly sarcastic tone I mean EVIL VENDETTA.
Re: BBC lefites
Awesome posting! "not watched TV for ten years". That is priceless stuff! You're not selling satellite tv are you?
Re: @Steven Roper
"making computing accessible" != "dumbing down"
Indeed! Why sit in a rickety wooden chair when you can relax back into a nice settee with lots of cushions!!!
Re: Slow news day?
I regularly see commenters on the register using their account to spew messages about how uninterested they are in the article they're posting about. What's worse is those who are so uninterested in the uninterested comments that they have to post an even less interesting comment about the original uninteresting comment.
Re: She might soon need them herself
She's a good looking woman but (IMHO) she'd look a lot better if she put on a little weight.
Re: You use an OS where a program crash will take it down ? Good grief !
Actually, thinking about it, it doesn't crash the OS so much as make it shut down. It goes through the same process it goes through when you click shut down, so it's not technically a crash, it's an unwanted reboot...
Re: You use an OS where a program crash will take it down ? Good grief !
Yeah, I just don't use chrome. I've not had any other program crash the OS. I run Safari, firefox, Iron, Opera and sometime even IE and they all manage to run without breaking the OS. I guess those Google engineers are just really clever (as well as really funny!).
Re: True innovation - and laziness?
Agreed! When I see Chrome crash and take down Windows with it, it's the hilarious Star Trek message ("it's dead Jim") that makes the loss of all my work bearable.
Re: bygone code that is, at it's core, now unstable
Of course, all the old instructions that computers used to use are now unstable. We have new instructions for new code that are much more robust.
If you were to take a modern os, hack around with an image of it and try and run it there is no way you could reproduce this sort of problem.
When oh when will we get an answer to the problem of code degrading over time?
re: People ARE idiots
NukEvil, you are a person and have just proved your own argument. Well done!
Re: Yeah, if you need your nappy changed by apple!
Too right! Real Men have Malware! All you pussy's with your "easy to use, does what you want" devices.
There are NO ADVANTAGES to something that is easy to use. Your gran is just a dick.
Re: Google Market Place?
It's called Google Play now. They renamed it last year. So to download from the Google Market Place I'd need to go back in time.
And you're called Obviously. That's ironic....
Re: Google Market Place?
Good idea, I'll just nip back to last year and get some apps....
re: Got to be a Daily Mail news flash, or a troll by a fanbois.
Of course! What other possible logical explanation could there be?
SRWare Iron? go on then!
Re: Am I the only one...
I don't know about talking to them, but I spend a lot of time berating devices. Will an Android phone ever be able to actually Fuck Off when told?
Me. Tedious nasal whining I do myself.
@LarsG Usually the artist thought it was crap and didn't want to publish it.
I thought that was more a record company thing. An artist records something they think is good, not the same as their old stuff but pushing in a new direction. The record execs think the target demographic would be bigger if the songs were poppier, more radio friendly and more like the old stuff so tell the artist to produce something else...
Of course these days record companies don't have the control they used to have, but when they were the only way of getting your music out they had a lot more power.
Re: What is it going to cost
You live in Texas but pay tax in Korea?
Out of that entire article
that's the bit you choose to take issue with? It's just a bit of hyperbole and not central to the theme of the piece which is about wikimedia trying to guilt trip people into donating more money into it's already massive cash pile.
Re: there is a single editor, at the moment employed by Google
Oh, right. That's fine then, Google would never try to further their own agenda in a situation like this.
Re: HTML became a living standard
A living standard? What exactly does that mean? Because it sounds like it means it's not a standard at all, just a document listing what the current popular browsers are implementing. While quite useful in day to day coding that's not really what the standards process is about.
Re: sheep-like bunch of fickle retards
So if you're not selling to humans, who are you going to market at?
Re: There's a lesson in that
Surely that all depends on whether the alleged perpetrator was actually at the school that got surrounded. They could be in the rioting mob for all anyone knows.
Satire, thy name is Barry.
What are you doing writing articles that aren't slagging off Apple? Have you forgotten your agenda?
Re: Are we going backwards in software development
Re: Smart tvs suck
Not bloody smart enough. I prefer a dumb tv with something clever plugged in to it. Or a number of clever things, even better!
Re: Microsoft can't do anything very well
They seem to have shoe horned themselves into the console market pretty effectively. Remember how when Xbox 1 came out we all knew there was no way they'd make a go of it? Of course that's a dead market now. Except for the new Android console that's going to be awesome, obv...
Re: Copycat? Not likely.
No, read the posts above, Microsoft have no ideas, they only copy Apple. It's just this time they did it first...
Re: using nutmeg as an hallucinogen.
I wouldn't recommend that, I believe hallucinogenic doses of nutmeg can also be harmful, even occasionally fatal. Tripping while suffering from palpitations, convulsions and nausea is probably not much fun. There are much less risky hallucinogens around if you must partake.
Re: So all a hacker needs is some stickers
And access to the building! If the baddies are inside then dodgy QR codes may well be the least of your worries...
The real question is whether you're stopping Google getting the ad revenue or not. If they're tracking you, serving you targeted ads and you have something that stops them showing then they're still making money off you.
A better fix would be to stop them tracking you in the first place. To my mind all you're really doing is shutting your eyes and going "la la la, can't see you tracking me!"...
Re: LOL, more misguided crap from idiotic writers
Most. Apt. Title. Ever.
Re: Is this growth or just re-assignment?
If you believe that then you didn't read what he said carefully enough. If Google+ genuinely starts to be successful the tone of press releases will change and we'll get real numbers against real services. This is clearly just bluster.
Re: Hackers would go after Windows phones...
>> If you're committed to fighting malware, why would you not ship your product with anti-malware tools installed and enabled by default? <<
Maybe because they tried that with their browser and it ended up not being worth it?
Obsolete? you mean like all the Android phones stuck on 2.3 because the manufacturers can't be arsed to upgrade them? But I thought MS pushed OS updates to all win phones? So surely obsolete would be better used to describe Androids update system...
Re: A bit like Linux then.
Ooh, think you hit a nerve!
Re: I have never had iPlayer crash on my PS3
Well, mine doesn't strictly speaking crash, it's better than that. It leaves the audio streaming but puts a big black box on the screen saying something like "network error, unable to stream program", all the while leaving the audio running so you know it's lying. The wii iPlayer doesn't do this.
Also the ps3 doesn't ship with a bluetooth remote and the wii ships with a wiimote, you're not comparing like for like.
Re: Oh, just forget it.
I know you were being sarcastic.
I just didn't think it was funny.
Re: navigate through its inevitably clunky menu system
I'm not saying the xbox ui isn't very accessible, I'm saying a pointer that works like a mouse pointer is better than a pointer controlled by a joystick or a button highlight controlled by a joystick. In response to the original comment about wii menu's being clunky.
navigate through its inevitably clunky menu system
The Wii pointer makes menu navigation on the wii better than on standard 360 or ps3. I use mine for iPlayer even though I have a ps3 set up next to it, Wii iPlayer crashes a lot less than the ps3 one.
Or does the fact you've stopped using something mean the rest of us should to?
re: How is "pay to win" any different to stuffing arcade machines full of coins?
Stuffing arcade machines full of coins is "pay to play" not "pay to win". "pay to win" implies you can play for free, but pay for buffs that make it easier to win. The two things are similar but clearly different.
It seems a lot of people commenting here are confusing the two.
Re: Probably pretty reliable too.
Google YLOD. It's not the massive problem MS had with the 360 but some users did experience issues with early ps3s.
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