Re: Class action law suit
I am. I just run it offline.
3899 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
I am. I just run it offline.
I have 920 that's almost two years old and it occasionally crashes. It never did before I put the Developer Preview on it so I guess that's the price I pay for always having the latest code.
Yes. The WP8.x mounts as a filesystem drive. There are applications you can use too but everything's right there on the mounted drive.
BEEP BEEP URBAN MYTH WARNING
Cows don't fart. It's the four-stomachs thing. If they could fart they wouldn't die from gas buildup in the third and fourth stomachs (which they do).
They do belch methane. But they don't fart. Ever.
You may now return to your scheduled urban ignorance.
I am sure I could be a competent farmer. But do you really want me to spend my time farming or using my education to design drugs and provide you with medicine?
I was born and raised on a farm and worked it with my father for about ten years (before and after school, weekends, holidays). It was even a mixed holding of under 100 acres plus a little woodland so capable of providing everything "needed" and you know what?
I'm not sure I could be a competent farmer immediately. If you've never done it at all and you're relying on your produce for your survival then I am sure you'll starve before you learn it.
It's a mistake to think that jobs which are largely manual and low-paid are not skilled. A farmer is a craftsman.
The first law of thermodynamics is you do not talk about thermodynamics.
It's normal in the absence of other data to extrapolate based on existing examples for example, the 4-hour battery life of the Moto360 if you actually plan to use it as a watch.
I expect the Applistas to find it enjoyable, above anything else.
I used to have a Sony Bluetooth Watch which tethered to an old Sony candybar dumphone. It was a mechanical face with a small set of alphanumeric LEDs in the bottom half which would marquee display caller ID when I got a call, show titles of received email and SMS (yes, even dumbphones did email, remember? It was just slow) and song titles if I happened to be playing music.
The ability to screen calls based on caller ID was nice. The occasional skip track in the car was also nice. I wouldn't say it was incredibly useful but it was enjoyable functionality.
Where this stops being relevant is... None of it required a touchscreen and therefore, battery life was around 2 day mark even on old Bluetooth. If I could have just what I used to have picking up notifications from my current phone, I'd be a happy man and using Bluetooth LE I'd expect a 5-7 day battery life.
Throwing a touchscreen at it just because is a huge mistake and will murder the battery (and get smeary fingerprints all over it and be set off by your jacket all the damn time). It's the same as the Moto360 having the screen off by default (thus making it useless as a watch, dammit) unless you like only having a 4 hour battery life.
Depends on how it's requested and what they do with the struct once returned.
It does? It was published in September 2000. Every molecule in your body has been replaced since then and I think it's fair to say (given products on different platforms and the ongoing open-sourcing of many of their developer tools and other stuff) that Microsoft are a very different company in 2014.
But no worries.
Hey Trev, while you're here, maybe you could complain about MS beginning to bundle IE in the OS? That only happened in 1995, it's practically the same vintage as your document.
> outside of "enterprise" or whatever, nobody cares about Windows at all.
I think you mean "inside the Shoreditch RDF bubble".
> These days I don't know any developers who care one iota about making stuff for Windows.
I don't believe you.
"You're just pushing production and you do that 20 or 30 times a day. When that vulnerability comes in is world-ending, it's just another day."
What the actual fuck does this mean?
Place your bets, BT or Sky?
Right. So your argument is that under stress-testing video, fewer apps (because obviously, Android users install every single available app and keep them on the phone and running at all times) and less desire to stress test it by running video makes for better battery life.
You're a fucking idiot.
Speaking for everyone on the planet is a little presumptuous though, wouldn't you agree?
There's several years' worth of evidence but if you want the simplest version (I suspect you do) then simply check how the HTC One M8 for Windows has 20% more battery life than the HTC One M8 for Android when the hardware is absolutely identical.
Maybe it's base8.
To be fair, those are kernel versions.
OSX and most linux distros are equally out of step on published "version" vs kernel version.
> I can't see anything even slightly revolutionary about it
Well, not yet. But if they actually take notice of the feedback, that'd be a new thing.
You missed the opportunity not to comment on a Microsoft story because they're so dull and irrelevant to you.
Clearly they're not.
> But we've been bitching about it since the preview
No you haven't. The preview had a start menu until the final pre-release version when it was removed without explanation.
No, it wouldn't. The EU is a wholly separate institution and rather younger (although one could argue about its legal predecessors, the EC and EEC in reverse chronological order)..
The ECHR was founded in 1959 in part by, er, the UK. Being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights (circa 1953) is not related in any way to membership of the EU.
This is just as well because it means we can stay in the ECHR and leave the hotbed of fraud and featherbedding far behind.
> This is essentially how I do online banking with Barclays
Me too, and it'd be great if I weren't forever losing the bastard card-reader.
The "est" is for emphasis and I've been trying to forget Tacitus for nearly thirty years.
Yes it does. de gustibus non est disputandum.
Or in English - "criticizing the taste of others only means you're a dick".
> An opinion is not an advert!
Yeah, it is. Trevor's reviewed a product. Rather than comment on the product you give us a sales spiel about an entirely different product and never once mention the review.
I know Sony are hard up at the moment but is this new quality of their advertising?
Is it just me or is Larry becoming indistinguishable from Micky Rourke?
No, teaching children to be religious is wrong. Teaching them about religion should be mandatory.
Seriously? What planet do you live on?
Windows 8 didn't matter. Anyone with a brain knew that it never mattered (except to idiots in comment threads) because Windows 7 was huge and most really big enterprises only just finished migrating to it.
9 matters a bit. 10 matters a lot. That's two iterative versions' room to get it right. And "such a shithole" - yeah, Apple would love to be in a shithole that big.
Wait, is it the year of linux on the desktop? Again?
Cthulbuntu. Don't install a lesser evil.
Socrates' solution was to properly train their souls, if that helps.
I do it all the time.
Then again, I use a Nokia.
I also go out in the wind and rain without a hat or umbrella but then I don't have an exclusive haircut or makeup to look after because I'm not a massive nonce.
Those prices are batshit insane.
HTC are (as of yesterday) now supporting WP 8.1 on 8X and 8S so that's every single WP8 phone upgradable.
As I understand it, there are many phones still less than 2 years old without the option of updating to WP 8.1 or Android 4.4 Kitkat, despite it being several months since the release of both OSes.
As I understand it, the only Windows 8 phone that cannot be updated to Windows 8.1 is the HTC 8X and this because HTC have not supported it with suitable drivers.
Astons are cool regardless of who drives them but it's not about the price - a Mark 2 Fiesta 16 valve special is also cool.
I guess we'll find out?
Keynes was a very, very smart individual whom politicians have absolutely ignored.
The central tenet of JMK is to raise taxes during boom years and stash the surplus, then spend the surplus during the recession boosting economic activity and making the cycle shorter.
Politicians, however, (as seen by the current Conservative+LibDem bunch of incompetents) like to lower taxes during booms (this is called an electoral bribe) and raise them during recession, thus making everything thousands of times worse.
As for stockpiling a surplus - debt is so much easier.
Tax credits. It's not getting off benefits, it's merely changing the name of the benefit.
Trevor - It's not a complaint, it's a suggestion.
Have you considered renaming this "Trevor Pott Comment of the Week"?