2618 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Re: christmas break, wait till Jan
I dunno. Orange really are vile.
"copying material from search rivals"
Don't tell Bob Vistakin. He's convinced that's a Bing thing, even though it actually, er, wasn't.
And typos were dangerous back then. Anyone else remember webcralwer.com?
Re: And the Lord said....
More likely, there are several orders of magnitude more Windows users (market share would appear to support this theory) which in turn means that donations are divided among a vastly bigger base, most of whom will be at work (Macs in the workplace are even rarer than Macs as consumer items) and thus wary of websites being tracked as well as more likely to contribute to an office pool.
dull flamebait is dull.
Re: What a shame…
If he had, then attending an NRA meeting might have been interesting especially in light of that thing they say about guns making you safer.
Re: A limited market?
" Crooks have been encouraged to migrate from cooking up fake Windows installers to creating fraudulent Mac OS X apps"
understandably so. A target market that by definition has a high disposable income (or they couldn't afford a Mac), has been encouraged by marketing liars and fanbois to believe that OSX "doesn't get viruses" and is deliberately marketed toward the ignorant and computer illiterate ("it just works" translates directly to "you may not be too stupid for this").
And Pravda's improved a great deal!
Worse how? Not purple enough? Not easily shit-toned for Instagram? Low-light too good? Not enough camera-shake?
Hard to think of any measure by which your statement is anywhere near accurate.
Re: UKG showing common sense? Surely not?
And fire Claire Perry.
As much as they possibly can.
Re: Doomsday eh?
It's probably that place in the PlusNet ad.
Re: Few use the "smart" features of smart TVs
Almost nobody uses a windows PC as a TV. They use XBoxes and other STBs to add value to TVs. Therefore, there's hardly any market share to lose.
Re: A quick shareprice boost is all
The issue here is still how Apple is going to gouge the consumer for every last bit of data they download. As marketing slogans go "Would you like to pay $1.98* per hour to watch TV instead of that nasty free stuff from the BBC that you already get?" will probably not fly except to all but the most indoctrinated of cultists.
I agree that your proposal is workable but would like to point out that even TiVo needs seed data (your initial choices and what the box "notices" that you like to watch).
They can't lock it hard enough. So it probably isn't going to happen. Until they can.
*$1.98 is based on $0.99 for a half-hour TV show
A quick shareprice boost is all
AAPL has sunk recently. Tim can't have that so a few quick interviews and nosetaps about some vapourware TV product is a cheap way to get idiot investors back on board and re-inflate that AAPL bubble.
I don't believe Apple will make an actual TV set because of the issue of content provision. If it were to have a RF antenna socket, the consumer could watch free-to-air broadcast TV and not pay Apple for the privilege of doing so, which would surely be unthinkable.
But likewise, there's no way to lock it down to a cable provider or satellite source because so many national regulators forbid this. Note, for example, the way Sky don't sell a telly that will only receive Sky.
And TV-purely-via-internet is simply not yet viable due to bandwidth and QoS restraints.
No, Apple won't be making a TV any time soon.
Win8 Hate in context
That specific context being a post to microsoft.public.win95.shellui from 1997.
All this "EW I HATE TILES EW" stuff we see reminds me nothing so much as this diehard fan of progman.exe still bitching two whole years after Windows 3.11 went away.
The hilarious bit is this -
and every one of its pop-up stores opened within a mile's distance of the nearest Apple Store, with most located just up the road – or down the mall corridor.
because obviously that's just a ripoff and MS should actually be opening stores up mountains or at the bottom of the sea in order to gain customers rather than where there's consumers who want to buy tech.
Re: If they won't pay tax, maybe they should pay for infrastructure
The things you mentioned are encompassed in the Business Rates which it's impossible to dodge unless you're a registered charity or illegally operating out of your shed.
Not even Starbucks can dodge that one.
I agree that the law needs a change. Companies have to act in obedience to the law whereas acting according to "morality" is often something their shareholders can actually sue for under "Best Interest" laws.
And they do. And the ones who sue are often pension funds, which also dodge as much tax as possible.
Re: C# is dead
Eadon tells lies about C#.
Dead? Deserted? Abandoned? Or expanded, enhanced and built in to MS's latest operating systems as a fundamental piece which (with .NET 4.0) physically cannot be uninstalled or removed without trashing the OS
Eadon. You liar. The only problem is that your lies are always so stupid - nobody with a brain would ever think about believing them.
Re: Meh ...
@JDX - if this was the case the Dell Venue Pro (a WP7 launch handset) would not have a functional microSD card slot.
Which, er, it does.
Until the phone is reviewed, we don't know whether it likes half a gig of memory or not. As far as I know, this is the first announced WP8 phone with less than a full gig. So... wait and see, I guess. WP7.x had no issues with 512MB.
My mum's in her late sixties. It's easy to use with big text and has Nokia Drive and doesn't require iTunes.
I'll bite on the troll because that's my mother, dickweed. Your mother might want to root a Samsung Galaxy 3 and put Cyanogenmod on it, my mother doesn't.
Cool. One for my mum, then.
Re: And they said they re-wrote Office from the ground up for RT
MS use Team Foundation Server.
But hey, it was more imaginative than Eadon's FUD. Well done.
Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive
Are you saying Sony DIDN'T take away OtherOS and fill the world with rootkits, Barry? Point of order - it's not FUD if it's true.
if so, what drugs are you smoking?
 I can't think of any Sony apologist quite so determined to plug their wares as dear Barry.
Re: "shifted more installs than linux on the desktop"?
So what's your point?
Is it "It's popular therefore it's good"? Then Windows on the Desktop is great and all the others are trash. Is that what you want to say? Do you want to LOL at the puny desktop share of linux and OSX? No? Didn't think so.
If it's "popular is good but only on mobile" then I suggest you just answer every query with "because hypocrisy" as it will save time.
Re: Win 8 Phone will fail
All of these have shifted more installs than linux on the desktop.
Does that make linux utter trash that should be burned with fire?
If so, you may continue in your hate campaign. If not, shut the fuck up.
Re: Win 8 Phone will fail
Nerds don't want Windows but nerds are a miniscule market. Nobody cares about nerds.
The public just want a phone that can do stuff. They don't even give much of a shit about how many apps it has (that's more nerd crap). You can talk about ecosystems forever - it won't matter. If the phone looks nice, can do all the stuff the consumer wants and is sold well - and this is the major obstacle right here, ignorant nerds in phone shops* - then it'll sell.
*Note - this is what killed Symbian.
Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive
Eadon clearly believes there's something hilarious about a string signifier after an "M" OH YES AND IT MEANS AMERICAN MONEY AHAHAHAHAHAHA
Or he's an idiot. You decide.
Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive
Downvoted for "M$". It instantly makes any comment you make the work of an eight year old.
Re: Anyone seen one in the wild?
I don't believe you. Nobody's had time to both buy and pawn one of these, let alone two. And the MS employees who get them for free aren't allowed to pawn them or sell them on unless they want to get fired.
I haven't seen any in the wild and I'm not surprised. When Surface tablets were announced, they were promoted as a reference design. Ballmer specifically played down how many they'd sell to "a couple of million" or basically, "not many".
So this whole story is pretty much a non-story. Device not intended to hit mass market volume does not hit mass market volume. Dog bites man. Nothing to see here, move along.
Re: They don't fight
Is "eulampios" Greek for "Chocolate Teapot"? Because that's approximately how much sense you make.
Re: Please do forgive my ignorance (end of FRAND)
who in their mind would want to participate in FRAND patent pools in future?
Somebody who wants to get millions of tiny bits of revenue adding up to a long-term profit and who also needs to license FRAND patents from other patent-holders.
Not (as per Motorola) somebody who wants $99US for every XBox 360 sold.
Yeah because Samsung are little children that cave in easily and NEVER fight back.
Re: Didnt know this site was loaded with Fandroids
Most of this is legit but Richard is well aware that canary yellow "plastic" - polycarbonate shell if you're not being a twat - is not the only option.
I didn't see an attack. And if any mobile OS "wins", we all lose.
So why do people attack the ones that they don't personally buy? It's kind of tribal for what amounts to long-term self-harming.
Bob thinks this is a game and he has chosen Android as his Team.
If Android (or iOS or RIM or WP) wins, we all lose.
Re: The Revolution is here
2/10, must troll harder.
Re: Best ever?
I know at least three people (non techie, basically iPod/iPhone users, ie women) who bought Macs purely because iTunes under Windows is so foul.
Therefore, I suspect it's working as intended.
Re: I wont let mine go because
You can pry my V3 RAZR and 6310i from my cold, dead... sock drawer.
Uh, reportage fail.
The Register says "week". The Verge says "weekend".
Somebody's wrong. Who is it?
Re: Total Absolute Failure
The frigging ribbon takes up even more screen real-estate.
All of us stuck with 1366x768 screens are sure gonna like that.
You did know you can minimize it, right?
I see somebody dislikes actually giving out information in response to queries.
Makes it so much harder to FUD an article, right Eadon?
Save location is certainly a Group Policy option. I must go test against document type when time allows.
It isn't so far. Possibly that's one of these updates we're told will be arriving.
Re: Data Formats?
Certainly OOXML (strict) but I haven't tested against OD1.2
Re: Useful review -- but performance? Will it run on a 2 year old computer?
It's pretty quick on a 2008 PC running Windows 8 but how much of that is the Win8 optimisation and how much is Office, I really wouldn't want to guess.
The only other box I've got it on is less than a year old so not really all that helpful.
In before you get modded down to oblivion for daring to suggest that Nokia (and thus Windows Phone) may not be doomed.
So, to recap -
Nokia and RIM agree cross-licensing.
RIM get unhappy about the cost (and given their market performance, we can all see why) and take the matter to arbitration.
Arbitrator decides that RIM aren't actually paying enough.
El Reg accuses Nokia of (basically) patent-trolling.
Something's not right here.
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