Re: IDC previous predictions fail...
"Cubs having won the World Series in 2016."
Sadly, just in our dreams
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"Cubs having won the World Series in 2016."
Sadly, just in our dreams
It's been done. Worked OK too (I have one still). I think they stopped selling the nano-5 watch band now though
Obligatory XKCD https://xkcd.com/radiation/
Quick, someone who is too bored to have a life read this and give me the tl;dr version.
NOKIA got really big in mobile phones in a different era and it is very unlikely that their previous 50%+ market share position could ever be re-attained.
That said, I guess they could start from scratch and try some niche markets. They were always good at the phone cameras and they had good production quality and OK designs. There may be some useful and profitable areas for them, but a major global player in mobile phones generally is probably not one of them. This belongs to the hordes of Chinese manufacturers forever more I suspect.
It seems with this announcement previous predictions that MS would quickly get rid of the dumb phone part of the business have now been realised and the destruction of all NOKIA handset division value is now almost complete. After a suitable amount of time, the Lumia will be buried and MS's foray into the mobile handset market will be at an end.
Oh, and how is that 8Bn purchase of Skype working out for MS financially?
"Samsung is unusual in that their devices always have a longer life."
For the life of me, I cannot deduce to what this statement refers .
Well Tim, I think I know what you meant to write, but I am unable to reconcile my thought with what you did write and with what you might have written to indicate what you clearly thought. geddit?
"... indication that the laws won't be used against specific vendors"
yep, that is totally believable, not?
My conjecture is ...
a) The score range is 1..5
b) That in this case, the direction of "scoring" is irrelevant
... or a band
Actually, first pet is the one i always choose. there are only 5 living people who know the answer to this one.
Isn't .NET currently needed in order to use powershell? Probably enough reason not to use it actually ...
if were able to upvote from this app, i would do so!
I am reduced to tears.
I am reliably informed that a Citation IV will remove the panties of even the most difficult wench!
No iPhone 6 for me, for that reason alone! And here I was thinking that I was the last guy in a 3 piece suit!
I am hoping Apple come to their collective senses and release an iPhone7 mini around the time I need to upgrade my current version
Joerg. True, but after one presents the bill for the hardware, software, human intervention time etc. it transpires that the stuff is not that valuable after all, and lesser solutions are acceptable. That is, until the shit hits the fan, at which time new jobs must be found.
Crikey, my compressed save sets are approaching 1TB a day on average ... and I limit my first tier recovery options to the past 15 days, simply in order to manage the storage space.
Getting this data across the net to some cloudy end location while possible, is hardly a viable solution, especially when the inevitable recovery is necessary after SQL Server borks another multi-TB database.
never underestimate banwidth of a utility van filled with disk drives
Flah Boys is not Michael's best book, but well worth the read anyway. I hope Segey wins, it was a all totally bogus.
Slide keyboards are a mechanical weak spot, an accident waiting to happen. I've had 2 from different tier-1 manufacturers and both succumbed - the keyboard was the problem. YMMV
My past history included many years where almost everything I did was recorded on my PSION 5mx. I have a personal preference for keyboards still, but my experience in the past was not good, and pretty much everything after the PSION was second rate for serious use. I only scrapped it when the screen became too weak to read - RIP to the best PDA I ever tried or owned.
This comment inexplicably, or not, reminded me of this ...
Aircraft Inertial Guidance:
The aircraft knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn't. By subtracting where it is from where it isn't, or where it isn't from where it is (whichever is the greater), it obtains a difference, or deviation.
The Inertial Guidance System uses deviations to generate error signal commands which instruct the aircraft to move from a position where it is to a position where it isn't, arriving at a position where it wasn't, or now is. Consequently, the position where it is, is now the position where it wasn't; thus, it follows logically that the position where it was is the position where it isn't.
In the event that the position where the aircraft now is, is not the position where it wasn't, the Inertial Guidance System has acquired a variation. Variations are caused by external factors, the discussions of which are beyond the scope of this report.
A variation is the difference between where the aircraft is and where the aircraft wasn't. If the variation is considered to be a factor of significant magnitude, a correction may be applied by the use of the autopilot system. However, use of this correction requires that the aircraft now knows where it was because the variation has modified some of the information which the aircraft has, so it is sure where it isn't.
Nevertheless, the aircraft is sure where it isn't (within reason) and it knows where it was. It now subtracts where it should be from where it isn't, where it ought to be from where it wasn't (or vice versa) and intergrates the difference with the product of where it shouldn't be and where it was; thus obtaining the difference between its deviation and its variation, which is variable constant called "error".
And a thanks to the poster where I read it first, whomsoever he/she might have been.
What has Nigel Farage to do with any of this? That really is just a bit too left field for me. Explain, please.
I was just thinking the same thing!
Every bank in the country of denmark, and most of Scandinavia I think requires. Further, the national secure identity system (nem-id) used for access to government sites requiring secure identification is Java based.
Java is alive and well, and required if you wish to interact with the government.
"Sapphire-screened mobiles will happen sooner or later. "
Vertu already have them, but they are hand assembled and in no way mass production. At the present time they exist only as a very expensive option.
"either they're ALL in on it "
This is completely unnecessary.
It merely requires that sufficient number of climate scientists to have independent but similar interests and act according to those shared interests. The climate science community as whole, and the individuals within it specifically, have the same interest ... funding and continuing funding, and within their respective academic or other professional communities, recognition and for some, empire building. If the path to these interests is to promote AGW, then that is what will be promoted.
I would posit that these conditions exist, in a provable sense (follow the money and measure its growth over the past 15 years) and observe the ris in prominence of "climate" faculties and the fact that research grants pretty much require the climate card these days to have a shot at the h(m)oney pot.
You do not need a conspiracy. This is a false argument.
Hmm, 17 months in detention for a transgression that the court valued at 6 months. Welcome to Scandinavia. I thought it was just Denmark (absolutely the worst place in the world for time in prison awaiting trial) that was like this, apparently Sweden also.
Oh dear, first it was loose and lose, now will it be prove and proove?
IIRC Samsung stopped selling Windows laptops here in Europe (we have one in the office - not bad kit). Maybe the rest of the world too (or soon).
Perhaps they have decided to dump everything MS associated and figure that taking some pocket change "in advance" by failing to pay their contractual dues to MS is the right way to exit.
Stupider strategies have existed in the past.
Remember, Samsung is a multiply convicted cartel operator and IP infringer (we can exclude Apple in the list for to save trolling) with a habit of bleeding competitors dry in court. This play from Samsung is not exactly an unnatural act for them.
I personally know a lot of people who do not find iTunes unpleasant. They use the 1% of the functionality necessary to get their tracks onto their device and that, as they say, is it. They do not know what mp3 actually is, or any other music format. For them Hi Fidelity is a book written by Nick Hornby and a pretty good movie, and is only peripherally related to music. These people my friends, are the vast unwashed masses, who do not sip lattes together sharing their hispster experiences and waxing inteligently on trends in fashion, these are the people who are ARE Apple's customers. In some circles, these people are called consumers.
Disclaimer: I personally think iTunes is an abomination, but I am in the software industry, so my opinion is only relevant in the sense that I evaluate it differently from consumers. If iTunes was perceived as badly by consumers as I (and everyone here I think), then I suspect that Apple would never have been as successful in the music delivery business.
Wow, down voted for terse, 2 word observation and an emoticon.
In the name of Apple inspired minimalism, I am gunning for down votes for a one word post sans smiley - stay tuned.
"Please, for the love of God, Apple, copy Android and make your keyboard display lower case when not in caps. Or, as this might be too shocking for iFans, make it an option."
My Nokia N9 has this. It is one of the last pieces of skeuomorphism left in iOS and I am actually surprised that it did not disappear in iOS7.
"@SuccessCase I absolutely do take offense to a broad generalization whose very clear aim was to paint techies as "generally non creative" and to indicate that those with creative skills were rare. That's a bunch of bullshit and you know it."
It is not bullshit where I work now (or pretty much anywhere in the past). After several years of abominable design, the PHB finally hired a graphic designer with some creative sense, and someone else with a slight clue about usability (factors missing from the tech nerds) - the next version of the product shows the result.
I realise that this is anecdotal, but like @SucceCase, I have been around the trapds for a very long time. My opinion on this matter, like his, is informed by a very long experience in the industry.
"Maybe flat design will become all the rage "
... too late :(
Success case, an upvote for cogent intelligent commentary, dutifully downvoted by the commentards here who demonstrate yet again their paucity of objectivism and sense of reality.
Your post should be post of the month.
Sorry I can only give 1 upvote
"Thermogeddon" is generally (by me) deemed to be a time series temperature graph showing runaway positive feedback - something rather like the infamous "hockey stick", which was in fact contrived to demonstrate exactly this.
It is this particular "feature" of global temperature which is the underlying thesis of the entire AGW community - the problem is that the observed data do not show this to be true in the satellite era, which is now well into its 4th decade.
.15C p.a. is slight, and an increase not inconsistent with what one would expect when observing the geological record.
What 'people' see though, is local changes in weather patterns, and being morons, they extrapolate this to the entire planet. This is what you are doing, when you imply that local changes have caused local fauna to adapt. It is also true as well where I happen to live, where the particular pollen to which I am allergic arrives earlier than it did 50 years ago. These are local events, they are not global events. It IS getting warmer, ever so slightly on average every year, and it will likely continue to do so until whatever causes ice ages happens again.
Warmer is better for life, we live in a benign climatic period in geological time.
You, and I, are so amazingly unlikely, that we should try to live and enjoy our one chance at this, and stop stressing about the universe doing what it does. Humanity didn't cause the last ice age (or end it) and it won't cause the next. Neither will it precipitate Thermogeddon.
"Both are loosing "
A down vote for being incapable of spelling
Have you ever seen a HTC or Samsung windows phone in the wild (not in the store)?
I haven't, and I travel a lot!
I really like my N9 - It could have used a slightly more powerful processor, but other than that I have few complaints.
Have you ever been to an Apple store immediately after a product release?
I doubt it very much, because had you done so, you would not have written something so clueless.
I shouldn't think that there are 10 million "hipsters" on the planet, and even if there were, it is doubtful they constituted the bulk of the buyers on the release weekend.
The whole Apple --> Hispster meme, aside from being provably wrong (how many hispsters do YOU think there are on the planet?), it is tedious.
ps: The troll does not excuse you
Jasper is preaching to the choir here at The Register. Hating Apple (a bizarre concept at best) is apparently the majority position amongst the commentards here, so he just panders to them. Rational commentary gets downvoted instantly and the site generates clicks.
The Register is on my adblock list and will remain there forever more.
There is still enough relevant news and intelligent discourse on the forums to justify my continued participation.
"I want to buy an SSD, but I'm terrified of the life span thing."
It is unlikely a personal usage pattern will exceed the life of the SSD before th electronics in the computer itself fail - in either case, you can monitor these things, it is not like it will suddenly die. You will know what will effectively be years in advance of total failure.
"The fashion for ramming everything through the most unreliable, insecure, undocumented, poorly-specified, cruft-ridden and functionally limited front end - only to present the end user with yet another gratuitously different and incomprehensible UI experience, needs to be taken out and shot."
"I wish I'd said that ..." -- Oscar WIlde.
Actually, I am pretty sure I did say that, about 15 years ago, maybe more :(
For f* sake, it is "lose interest".
That is the third broken spelling I have read today - I despair :(
You would be surprised how often it happens. In fact it happens so often that there must be something I am missing. However, in this case, MS only has the name for a very short time, so they are in a bit of a hurry to "rebrand" - not that it will help, mind you.
"Apple-designed A8 64-bit ARMv8-compatible system-on-chip: it has a couple of billion transistors, is manufactured by TMSC using a 20nm process"