1123 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: This really is NOT a big deal.
Not for the technically minded no. But for the majority of Android users it means they won't ever see this thing called AdBlock, meaning they'll probably not even think that blocking ads is a possibility. More importantly it shows Google making a choice and indicating a direction, making it clearer that ad revenue is where they are focusing.
Re: @JDX It's my device
Bite this. The article makes no mention of your device, or what you choose to install on it. The article is about AdBlock in the Google Play store, if your comment has no relevance to that then it's in the wrong thread.
Re: Since when did exercising a choice make anyone a whiney [sic] little bitch?
When they decide to whine like a little bitch?
..EBay aren't the only people who can buy the search term eBay and place ads on it. Look for Firefox on Google, the free download links on the top aren't from Mozilla.
You may own "mybrand.com" but if someone else is paying for "mybrand.com" ads they can put whatever they like above you in the search results and that can have an effect on your public image. It's almost like Google have you over a barrel....
Re: Californians doesn't know how lucky they were!
You paint a very vivid picture Richy, i know exactly what you mean!
(one posting point if you know where that comes from!)
We're all supposedly grown up on here, you can say porn if you like. Or is this some new kind of numeric porn I'm not aware of?
Perhaps, but for different reasons
So it's ok to say things are different even if they are the same but the reasons for them are different? Flash is banned on iOS devices, to make out that that's not relevant because of Silverlight is nonsense.
Coming home to Linux is like leaving a clapped out old banger and stepping into a well-engineered Lamborghini ;-)
Indeed, I've owned Italian cars. Great when they work, which is about 50% of the time.....
Re: oh good
a butthurt MS fan to join the apple and android conspiracy nuts.
The register hates Apple and Google as much as it hates MS. Did it occur to you that maybe it's not a conspiracy and Windows RT is just shit?
And those old enough to move out but still living with mom and trolling the register from their bedrooms?
Re: That really made me think.
Really? Care to share the pearls of wisdom that came forth or is your incredible "Movie stars are paid a lot so I shouldn't pay for films" revelation all you've got?
Re: Ironically .....
Whereas us noscript users still see ads, so the reg presumably makes some money, but they don't dance or take up massive areas of the screen (or run scripts)... Everybody's happy!
Re: No choice popup on Apple, Google or Linux devices devices
The original poster said Apple and Google, no-one suggested Linux didn't have a plethora of browsers.
But you have to wonder how Apple get away with it on iPhone. Presumably If MS had banned all the other browsers on windows they'd have been ok.....
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: eh?
mmeier doth protest too much, methinks.....
So to add to "you're holding it wrong" we now have "you booked the wrong seat"?
It's not that no-one loses ballpoints, it's that no one cares when they lose a 20p ballpoint. A 50 quid stylus is, unsurprisingly, a little different.
And yes, people do lounge around and watch stuff on tablets. In my experience it's the main things they're used for.
Re: There's no such thing as bad publicity
You need a joke in the post as well, the icon and a <snigger> aren't really enough....
Re: kudos on the code
You're easily impressed.
(but you don't actually speak for everyone on this board. I for one have no fucking idea what you're on about.)
Re: The solution is to fix the problem, not the observers.
But if the observers are falsifying the problem, for example claiming they've run out of fuel when they haven't, how do you address that? The problem has to be real to be fixable. I'm not saying the Tesla doesn't have problems, just that your "it must be the device, customer is always right" approach is simplistic and inappropriate.
Or did you just come on here to boast about shipping some code?
Re: "You are literally the first person to not be impressed
so your opinion doesn't mean anything."
I'm just following the flock.
Like Sony following after Nintendo...
@ Obviously!, re: I hate stubbornly arrogant people.
Are you taking the piss?
Yeah, all those original ideas that Apple has.... They invented the icon you know! And the touchscreen. And the mobile phone! And the tablet computer! And the walkman!
Re: Idiot in Clown in Chief at the Guardian
Knowing their crappy typesetting I bet that is actually how the job was advertised!
if you've not seen a bit of porn, you'll make a right mess of your first time
Basing your sexual technique on porn is like taking tips on driving from James Bond. IMHO good sex is nothing like you see in the vast majority of porn, I'm certainly not interested in having a load of other men involved.
And the first time is supposed to be a bit of a mess!
Re: They were male strippers.
Less than 8 steps to root an android phone
Those are fucking massive steps then, my phone took 4 just to get the boot loader unlocked....
That changes the entire complexion of it really, to my mind. If this app enables people to run the ad funded versions of apps without the developer getting the ad revenue then fair play to Google. If you don't want ads on apps pay up for the full version, find an alternative or write one yourself.
Re: Looks like I will have to go back to an Iphone
Yeah, that's the choice with mobile phones, the Android Galaxy Siii or the iPhone. Why don't other manufacturers try to break into this lucrative market?
Classic, though not as good as "irrelephant", which I read here yesterday!
Re: I don't understand
It's quite straightforward. There's a bug on iPhones that bypasses the lock screen, Apple announced they were working on a fix, the Register thought that this update might include the fix, it doesn't.
Apple are notoriously tight lipped about what's in their updates so the fact the fix isn't mentioned in the press release doesn't mean they haven't fixed it. Bugs that Apple don't like to talk about tend to get silently fixed without mention in the release notes, which is why you need to try the update to find out what's changed.
Awesome! Unnecessary pachyderm!
Re: Moron thieves
Not if they needed the 20 quid for a fix. Fuck sight easier to sell a stereo than a car. Why the fuck should they care how expensive your step dad's car is? I don't.
Read into that comment what you will.
Fanbois will do anything to try and deflect criticism from Apple onto MS? Even when the criticism is as ridiculous as "their glass doors are breakable" and MS has no relation to the story whatsoever?
Re: I still don't get the point of Twitter
As a general blogging service I agree, pointless. As a way for people in the public eye to communicate with their "fans" it's excellent. Some independent wrestling promotions in the UK make good use of it to drum up interest for upcoming events, for example.
I know! Weird! It's like the charging infrastructure doesn't exist.
I wonder how it worked with petrol... Presumably all the petrol stations were losing money hand over fist before the petrol car was invented.
Re: The vehicle was being test driven.
According to the article they were testing the charging infrastructure, not the car.
Re: Wow you're witty
Didn't even bother to read the bit under the headline? Just had to come straight in here and spread your wisdom?
Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software
No, I can come up with plenty of counter arguments thanks. I was merely pointing out that while car leasing is successful that doesn't really bear any relevance on the discussion. If the fact cheese gets eaten negates this argument please feel free to substitute any of the other things that aren't normally leased for the cheese. There are plenty to pick from. Everything except cars really.....
Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software
No, like how unpopular cheese leasing is.
We despise you too, if it helps....
Re: I'm going to laugh at all of you....
Re: it is, to them, a hobby
Alternatively they could just be sad losers with no friends and nothing better to do than "start their own company". Such poor social skills they're unemployable more like.....
Icon just for buffoons who can't spot a piss take...
Re: it is, to them, a hobby
Well then they obviously weren't bullied enough at school.
I am so lucky.
My boss regularly expects me to use new technology, and only supplies books not training courses to get me up to speed. But then, being given something to actually do with new tech. is massively more useful than a course.
Re: We're all in it together
You are so wrong! Starbuck's have said they will pay 20 million quid in tax over the next 2 years. This "pay what you think is reasonable" approach will then be rolled out to all of us, presumably....
Re: basic elementary knowledge of how assembly > compiled > interpreted > script performance wise
Ah, the true Scotsman argument. If you're a GOOD engineer you'll agree with me. If you disagree with me you must be a poor engineer.
Re: one of the very worse languages ever invested
By that logic, and given the way you slaughter English, then English must be a shit language as well..
Re: Being closed-minded when it comes to tools is not a feature; it's a bug.
Re: @sabroni: You probably can't afford me anyway.
Wow. You are so cool!
Please forgive me jake.
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