342 posts • joined 29 Sep 2009
Re: Just to be clear...
Except that nobody but pedants uses it on the right side of the atlantic as singular.... it's plural.
....looks like english, sounds like english and reads like a english, it probably is english, except if it's yank, canadian, australian, indian pidgin....
"lengthy time-to-market and lack of a key consumer use case"
The reason they have flopped is because no one wants to give google/facebook/the nsa all their videos and photos and everything they ever do...
...also call me skeptical, but I'll wait a few decades for the long-term eye damage assesments to be made. Or are google going to pay my medical bills in the future when one of my eyes focuses constantly on something nearby and the other doesn't...
Not to mention the phosphor burn-in on my right eye of the google logo that now overlaps everything I see, with or without glasses.
..is the F'in point??? You get an autograph to make your book more valuable ro to show it to friends when they happen to be admiring your bookcase whilst waiting for dinner to be cooked.
Who the hell is going to be impressed by something that can't be sold because of DRM and everyone else has too. I know personalised autographs are fround upon by collectors but un personalised ones like this that everyone has, that all look EXACTLY the same are completely pointless.
You can get an add free youtube already...
...just install adblock edge
"Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet..."
Are we talking about the thing that most people would understand as watersports, or are talking about the alan partridge kind of watersports...
"...you do know what whatersports are, don't you alan?"
Re: living under a rock
Right on... once you have read it on the bbc you know it's already old
I guess the man
is either jonny ive's boryfriend or tim cooks... ther largefeld and the dog he is standing next too look like waxworks wheeled in from tusards
Now they are hacked!!!
Please do the world a favour...
I didn't think ebay still existed... one lives and learns
Mojang has 'one hit wonder' written all over it...
...who cares??? if your one hit brings you 2.5 billion dollars I wouldn't complain about being one hit wonder, I mean, it's not like you would ever have to work ever again, or your family, children, grand children....
Re: Tablets are neither phones nor PCs
> It lost billions more making boutique own-brand hardware which nobody wants.
I think people would want them, just not at the apple level price range, MS is more like walmart, apple is more like Harrods. Selling a walmart product at harrods prices is never going to work, and then not subsidising touchscreens for all laptops with windows 8 was dumb.
I have a kindle fire, never used a tablet before, never will get another. It has become a replacement for the magazine rack in the bog... apart from that, I have no use for a tablet.
hmmm.. "your profile" at the guardian seem to have no trouble showing replies... maybe the register could do look at how they do it! This is supposed to bea tech site ;)
Can't you show in my comments how many people have replied, I have to go to each article, find the comments, and see if anyone has replied.
Also it would be nice if you can write who people are replying to. Most of the time it's impossible to tell what people are replying to.
Re: I don't know anyone
No one I know uses them, they all have mobiles.
You are mistaken or worse.
Re: I don't know anyone
I don't know anyone
that still uses a watch.
Re: Just waiting for EELT
I wish these science projects would stop getting douglas adams to name them... European Extremely Large Telescope, the large hadron collider, Large Electron–Positron Collider...
we are alone in the universe
"Only one child in the sweetshop at-a-time"
Re: Promises, promises
The year of linux on the desktop - that will be the year that and solar EMP wipes everything out and all we have are few government computers in bunkers unafected that run linux...
Re: Promises, promises
Exactly... it's 2015 next year, where are the flying cars, the hoverboards, mr fusion?
Somethings wrong with facebooks ethics department...
... naked children get pulled as indecent, but videos of people getting the head cut off with a chainsaw are ok! ...I really must close my facebook account.
FFS, what has that got to do with it? You may as well have written: 'Wilson, who has Athletes Foot, was suspected of "trolling"...'
My stepson has AS, it gets on my tits how everyone and there dog tries to use it as a "get out of jail free" card.
Normal people don't want to or need to replace such things.
if this will be used to keep rich people in or poor people out... lets hope they don't get sued by the simpsons
I wonder how they got this information?
Maybe using the technology that snowden reported. I think snowden was right to let people know, but I would rather have all my mails logged and analysed than fly on a plane that somone may blow up.
Re: just 16 light years away
... and what time are they waiting for exactly? The time when we have star wars style blasters and our own space ships? Surely the time to attack would have been in middle ages when the best we could do was fire rotting cows from catapults... or the 40s, roswell, no real technology then either.
No they are still waiting... like Jesus to make a second coming. Why becuase it's bollocks. There are almost certainly aliens, but not near us.
for all you know, we are the most advanced form of life in the universe. Something has to be, it could be us, so our wait for "first contact" could be a very long time coming.
... for humans maybe, but that doesn't mean there is no life. We are constantly finding life in areas that are unihabitable for humans. Like the oceans for one.
Life found away to exist near black smokers, and in highly aidic water.
Re: MS should have
I guess the same thing you would do when you're not typing something, watching a film, reading something - ignore it
> "It seemed so logical.."
Yes it is logical, for an OS that is designed with touch in mind.
MS should have
Subsidised manufacturers to make every laptop with Windoes 8 have a touchscreen. They have billions, they can afford it. Screens are the most expensive part of a laptop, most people just can't afford a good spec laptop with a touchscreen. If it's a choice between a good spec laptop or an expensive touchscreened laptop with low specs I know what I would choose, and clearly buyers made the same choice.
But win 8 was designed for touchscreens, so most people that have it can't see the benefit or need of having the OS, they then tell their friends that there is no point in upgrading and you have the stats that are presented in this article.
MS shot themselves in the foot. Plus of course there is the crap software centre... the apps are terrible, they are all ad platforms designed to make money. Most are useless or complete the same as 50 other apps by the same developer. The quality of most apps is just dire. Also it's hard to know where the data for these metro apps is being stored. I don't trust using the apps because I have no idea how to migrate the data somewhere else. The only metro app I use is yahoo mail, apparently this is one of the most used metro apps. It's not brilliant but shows what metro apps could be if time and development were spend on the apps instead of people just dumping clones of apps laced with adverts: There was whole series of shit database apps that I found: "My book collection", "My cd collection"... you name it, it had an app. They were all the same, just a one word label change. The apps were terrible.
Also MS should have invested more on showing devs how to "design" metro apps. Devs are not know for strong design skills and metro apps require design skills to make them look great be a pleasure to use... this is something that will be difficult for MS to overcome.
Re: Only one word for it
One word for it from marketing and those in charge of purchasing... "Apple".
The problem with linux is, it only does what the developer needed and not what you need... then it's file a bug time and wait 2 years, then get the IT team at the NHS to test and rollout the fix - five years later it does what you want. The NHS can't work like that...
also every doctor I have ever been to use an apple device already. Much easier to train people if you don't need to train them as they all ready have the software.
Why, after snowden
is the NHS or anything todo with the government still using microsoft?
They say they offer the same data protection rights... doing and saying are too completely different things... politicans alwways promise to do stuff before an election, very few actually do what they promise. Who will be able to check that they are doing what they say when even their president "claims" he didn't know that other world leaders were being spied on?
Re: Call me a science fangrrl if you will
Except maybe George W Bush
My firefox never crashes... sounds indeed like it is your fault
it's probably some nsa requirement.
Instead of drawing a stupid face
someone could just call that person instead.
My wife sendinng me a photo of her tits would make me feel an intimate connection with this thing. Bob smith from accounts sketching a smiley wouldn't.
Seems like some NSA-ready tool to help them correlate your mood with with your actions... and it's a bit big for what it is, especially with smart watches on the horizon...
...also how long will it be before people start sending dick images to people when they see their boss over at their cowokers desk?
What happens if you lose your phone?
Can ifind help you then? I do I need another ifind app to find my 1st ifind?
I'm pretty sure people don't spend 3 years of teh whole life time looking for things they have misplaced - where is the evidence for this? Also the woman appears to be blind. The keys were on her table in plain site.
"...coupling to the Higgs field, which is really exciting.”
Yes REALLY exciting....
Re: Maybe he could get out by
> 1) It's not Ecuadorian land.
So how come in US films yanks always claim once they are in their embassy that they are on US soil?
Maybe he could get out by
being hoisted straight up in the air several KMs to a helicopter, then he wouldn't have left Ecuadorian land.
Unless you one of those lard arses
on the otherside of the pond who feel the need to put eggs, potatoes, tomatoes etc in the fridge and thus have a fridge the size of a small room in a european flat, and you don't know what you need to buy... you either don't eat in very often or are so rich you have a cook who does the shopping for you.
I have a device that tells me what I need, it's called a jotter pad. It's amazing - you take one of these new fangled things called pencils and just write on the jotter pad what you need for your next meal, or what has just been used up... it uses no electricity, doesn't require an internet connection (although for marketing puposes, it could claim to be wireless), and is always on without reporting to GCHQ / The NSA.
Re: Am I the only one who gets this?
Yeah... if you need a s hopping list telling you to buy stuff you still have
double the visual assets...
... I like assets on a woman as much as the next man, but surely if they made them smaller they wouldn't need to double the assets to create females.
...what are they then?
Until they start obeying do no track I shall keep using adblock... tried reading the guardian without adblock just for a laugh... gave up after 2 minutes... there is more adverts than content.
Re: Pointless adverts
Yeah that is annoying... just bought a laptop for nearly 2000 euros... and amazon think I may want to buy another *slap_face* so now that is all I see.
What stupid shit
of course not everyone should learn to code... has nothing to do with appritude, what use would it be?
What's next? Every one should be able to build a bicycle? Everyone should be able to build their own house?
They should have said everyone should learn how to cook... it's amazing that today there are people who think cooking means ready sauces or ready meals... something so fundamental like eating and most of the population don't know how to. The government should be trying to get everyone to do that instead of coding. Most people don't even have a the money for decent kitchen... and then you have well of buying flats with more kitchen space than other people's have for their whole family to live in and because they are rich never actually cook in it. Just going out to eat all the time.
And the government wants people to learn to program... yeah those are great priorities
I can confirm from my adventures last week...
...that she is ;)
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