1276 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: I always viewed the stock market as "intelligent high stakes gambling"
It's not "intelligent", it's just "high stakes gambling".
Re: M Gale
Sounds to me like you just proved andreas koch's point big style!
(plus, "desktop environments more suited to the desktop environment"? Do what?)
need one say more?
Not until one learns how to construct a coherent post, no.
I can tell exactly how this will handle...
...just from looking at a picture. It'll NEVER be as good as a keyboard and mouse!
Microsoft is the most successful company in history at selling other people's ideas as their own.
I think Apple might have something to say about that....
Re: I like iOS 7
Isn't it lovely to have a bit of positivity on this site for once!!
When I want to pick a database vendor the one with the fastest boat is always first on my list.
Re: Google+ ?
Too right! And now it's more successful than facebook, because every single youtube commenter is suddenly counted as a user.
Thank fuck Google don't try and abuse their dominant position in web video to foist their failing social network product on people. Only shitheads like Micro$haft would try to do that!!!
in their last stint of wasting tax payers' money
Yeah, what a waste employing loads of people. Much better to give massive wodges of cash to people to run employment schemes that are worse than no schemes, like the MD of A4E and her 6 million quid bonus.
Hey, if we're being moronically simplistic it has to cut both ways....
Unfortunately the option to disable JS is disappearing from "modern" browsers, it's gone from Firefox 23 already (thank fuck for noScript!)
Re: Nintendo are their own worse enemy
The Wii penetrated the mass market far better than ps3 or xbox 360, kind of makes your "they won't succeed without the grass roots internet interest machine" argument look a bit weak....
Re: the lousy apps you install that could possibly be the problem?
Wow, you looked on my phone and found lousy social apps? You're clever, I haven't even installed any!
But yes, when I said low powered devices could struggle with Android I was specifically talking about you and Optimus prime....
Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
Well PaulR79, unfortunately my opinion is the only one I have, I find repeating other peoples opinions pointless. My opinion is not simply based on one phone, I've played with a lot of androids, plus iPhones, Windows Phones, Nokias, hell I even have a Palm Pre that runs WebOS on my desk.
My point was that underpowered hardware hampers many touch based GUI devices, Android devices can have that problem. My overall opinion of Android doesn't make that any less true.
(Loathe though I am to say it, it's making sure the GUI stays responsive that made iOS such a big hit. Watch the way an iPhone will always respond to touch, even when the GUI can't keep up and paint stuff in it just scrolls a chequerboard pattern. Something Android could learn from....)
Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
Ooh, yeah, good idea! Or maybe I could just pick up my Sony Xperia running a version of Android 4.0 and see it perform like shit for myself....
Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
....but it does raise credibility issues for the reviewer who doesn't seem to realise that android on underpowered hardware suffers from just the same "swipe acts as a click because the processor is too slow" problem. But then again, Android is shit, so maybe he has a point....
Re: Why, oh God, why is El Reg giving this guy any attention?
My guess is that they were expecting clear and concise explanations as to why he's wrong in the comments. But just flying into a rage and name calling works just as well....
whenever my name makes you cringe in fear of reality?
it's not a fear of reality Matt, but you certainly make me cringe!
You really need to get over yourself, you sound a bit demented.
Re: VISA was providing info to their own fraud investigators
So you mean that when I make a VISA payment VISA know about it? That's exactly the same as them giving information to the american government!
Re: How is this a surprise?
Because there's a difference between your assumptions and evidence?
Re: I got a writing from my bank
We call that a letter.
Just because something is expensive
doesn't mean it's not junk.
Re: Otherwise it'll become bitrotten
Well I'm sorry, I missed the memo where "the gradual decay of storage media" was extended to also mean "a (sometimes jocular) explanation for the degradation of a software program over time, even if ‘nothing has changed’".
Bloody geek humour....
Otherwise it'll become bitrotten
Oh yeah, of course! Code naturally decays over time as the bugs start to eat away at it..... That's why zx81s don't work anymore.
re: debugging without massive tools
Hey, don't talk about Linus like that! He just has communication issues!
Not a problem I've got....
Re: Go on then Chad...
...explain why they haven't issued the usual press release?
Where's the fun in that ?
Is that what you pay taxes for? So some overpaid prick can pretend he's Picard? If this was someone's private project then fair play, but this is the biggest bunch of privacy invading dickheads there are abusing tax payers money to play star ships. Excuse me if I don't see the funny side.....
Grow the fuck up.
Just back from the Daily Mail
Having read this article I now know all I need to know. These "cleaners" are obviously work shy scum and ISS are fantastic employers with a space age, can do attitude!
Thinking is hard!!!
Re: Eric Schmidt quotes?
Did he really say "Error establishing a database connection"?
Re: typing PINs is such a pain in the ass.
Drawing an unlock pattern on an android phone is surprisingly loads better (imo). Was playing with an ios7 device yesterday and it's PIN style unlock seems positively clunky in comparison.
Oh no! I must be a massive Google fan and member of the Borg, I like a single feature on Android!!! (just getting in before the AC haters!)
Re: @ ACs bitching
Really? And how do I know you're not jake posting anonymously? You seem to know what he's going to do next....
Like I said, get a login or think of something constructive to say. Or fuck off.
@ ACs bitching
Hey, l don't like jake's posts, but I don't tick the "post anonymously" box to hide behind when making my snarky comments. Man up and get a login or think of something positive to say. Or fuck off....
Re: Fun to look at, but bloody useless.
Not like the submarine car that you built yourself out of discarded crisp packets and chewing gum, eh jake? But yeah, if you can't understand the purchase then that guy MUST be an idiot.
See AC 11:53, that would be an admission of failure!
Re: They don't forget 'Plays for sure'.
Really? What's that then?
Re: "...garnish for tarts"
There is NOTHING better than a fruity tart smothered in beer!!!!
Re: There is little I will not attempt.
Could you try spending a week without making a single smug comment about your fantastic life and all the brilliant stuff you do?
Re: (made on premises)
from your own milk no doubt. Is there ANYTHING you can't or won't do?
Chrome is nearly always a discretionary download.
is it fuck.
"better advice than Labour can offer" actually.
At some point the "But the previous party were shit too!" argument stops working. Blair was a dick, doesn't make Cameron an excellent premier.
Re: My impression is that Facebook got there first
First after MySpace? That'd be second then.
no one has beaten it at anything significant yet.
Google+ is beating Facebook? Or facebook is insignificant?
Re: A phone with in-built NSA integration? You must be kidding.
Why? Android isn't that bad....
Re: you're not Google and you're not doing something someone else can't set up just as well
ever heard of Google+? It's Google's facebook alternative that only has decent user figures because Google added all the user accounts from their other services.
Google are not the internet.
So just the same as Serco then, but cheaper?
Re: Nintendo - Done for,.
They're as "done for" as they were when the N64 didn't sell fast enough. Likewise with the Gamecube, it didn't really fly off the shelves at any point. Neither system was a market leader but neither system bankrupted Nintendo.
Nintendo were massively successful with the Wii. They probably won't do that again in terms of selling into the casual market and shifting expensive peripherals. But for all those who love Nintendo games there isn't an alternative and that's what will keep Nintendo afloat.
If Nintendo software becomes shit, that's when they're done for.
the Beast from Redmond and their camp followers
If you've never used a modern phone or shiny slab I guess that maybe you think that's true. I suppose if you just use an iPhone and iTunes it might be, provided you don't find it limiting and try to do something that Apple don't approve of. If you're an average Android phone user then you're still getting crapware plus additional network operator restrictions and you're much less likely to get any security or stability updates than some fool running windows. (yeah, you can flash your phone and remove that stuff, but we're talking about consumer products here. A customer who wouldn't wipe a pc and put linux on it is unlikely to root their phone. And as for a Nexus device, latest NSA updates automatically? No thanks.)
Take off those rose coloured glasses, the crap wasn't because of windows it was because of corporate greed and a big market, and all that shit is heading straight to a mobile device near you right now.
AND AN EXTRA SHOUTY BIT because apparently THAT HELPS TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS!
Here come the tinfoil hat brigade!!!
Here come the government sock puppets, here to belittle legitimate concerns and make out that "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear".
Isn't guessing other people's opinions fun!!!
Re:but he really did give MS a hell of a lot of energy
Yeah, kinetic energy, transferred via the medium of chairs.
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