1936 posts • joined Monday 16th November 2009 12:21 GMT
"your SAP system.."
Hey, look everyone, I found where all the NHS IT budget is going!
I'm waiting for the Win8 version of the Transformer Prime.
(Insert jeers of "LOL FISHER PRICE FGT" here)
Why? Because I can bring it home from work, undock the screen and do tablet stuff whereas at work, it's a notepad that works with everything.
So hate away, it makes sense for me.
Because Sony have more money than God, can yank their entire entertainment catalogue from iTunes and because Apple want to force through a precedent decision against Samsung.
If you think a company with as wide an anti-competitive streak (hackintosh?) and as many well-fed lawyers as Apple are even slightly concerned about whether their patent trolling has any basis in fact, you're an idiot as well as an anonymous coward.
somebody paid a LOT in lobbying/bribes for this one.
I'm in. This needs doing.
Apparently you can get addicted to iTunes exactly the way you can get addicted to McDonalds.
In both cases, personally speaking, no. Just no.
Well Tony, since you ask..
I reckon they're not a bad idea, or rather, they wouldn't be if they sold for ab out 1/3rd their current price. What's remarkable about them is that in selling a cut-down, functionality-removed, control-limited experience with iron-fist control over the hardware, Google haven't yet been sued by Apple. Selling people overpriced crippled machines is their core business, after all.
I'm using a Dell Latitude E6510 to type this response. It's beefed up with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD and has a discrete nVidia GFX chip in it. I call it the Dell Attitude.
Screen res - only tossers complain about that. This thing's 1600x900 works for me. Weight - what am I, a fairy? A schoolgirl? I should worry about having to carry something heavier than my phone? OH NOEZ POOR ME wait, actually, so it weighs like 2KG - who cares? If a 100KG man can't carry a 2KG laptop bag, he should hand in his man-card and take up embroidery.
It's not shiny, it's not pretty. So what? Neither am I; should I complain and get plastic surgery? Or should I be more concerned with, you know, functionality?
(Every time you talk about function over form, a fanboi dies. Don't clap your hands three times, please. Let them die.)
But the reason I posted this in reply to you - it's got a proper keyboard. With proper keys.
My advice is - man up, get a proper laptop. This thin slivers of shiny are for people who don't do work.
You write it then, if it's so easy.
A perfect, totally secure OS that's fully user-friendly and compatible with every piece of hardware and software created since 1995 that will be compatible with all future and software and never need updates, patches or fixes.
Away you go. Try to finish it in an hour.
I downvoted because raising heating prices murders old ladies.
Presumably, I have to be an astroturfer/shill to worry about other people.
Either that or I'll give you a 8/10 troll score.
Just wanted to add
My best mate's a farm worker.
He has a phone. It makes phone calls. I think it may - apart from his watch - be the only piece of 21st century tech that he finds a daily use for. He doesn't have a PC, or broadband or an iAnything because he's not interested. He has a job that's more of a lifestyle and a wife and two small children and his mates, who he will once a week send one-word SMS to (usually either "pub?" or "busy") and, er, that's it.
However, Martha Lane-Fox, pointless cowbag that she is, does not get to call him thick or suggest he keeps a dog on a string. He did well at school, not only bright but a hard worker. Writing people off because their choice of job makes the internet irrelevant is stupid.
MLF then, is clearly far more stupid than my mate.
I'm fairly certain that one reason why the V3 was so popular was because of the clamshell design. Gorilla glass or not, nothing keeps your screens unscratched like having them firmly covered when not in use.
This phone does not have that enormous benefit. Therefore, friends of mine in the building, agricultural and military fields will not be interested in it when they otherwise would. Also, careless/clumsy people ;)
Those are actually pretty big markets.
"If that happens, imagine Sarah Jane’s stiff-upper-lip departure in 1976 adventure The Hand Of Fear, newly soundtracked by Coldplay, forever."
Okay, I'll be 42 ne3xt month but the thought of a Dr Who Coldplay Moment makes ME want to hide behind the sofa. And not in a good way.
You can carry on being a smug prick, the little old ladies will pay for it.
Am i right?
Oh look, I am.
two out of three
I had a bike in my youth but I totalled it (and myself) resulting in 8 months lay-up and no bike.
However, now doing the expat thing and one of these babies here in Dubai might work nicely.
An L-Plate bike doesn't have to have a speed limiter by law. A 125 can hit over a ton.
oh, come on
It's not like every other monotheist state doesn't do exactly the damn same.
your real biggie is always going to be the Data Protection Act.
their keyboards are excellent.
And say what you like about the Zune (you will anyway), it always sounded 20 times better than the iPod which was made more as a fashion accessory than an audio product.
So which hardware did you have in mind?
you forgot your icon.
I had the bluetooth watch!
It was BRILLIANT because it showed who was phoning you which meant I could cheerfully screen out the (then) Mrs dogged (now thankfully long gone) and lead a relatively happy life when out of the house.
God bless your wife-avoidance technologies, Sony-Ericsson.
he's trolling for fandroids.
It worked, too. It worked really well.
Who has the better beard?
Stallman or Alan Moore?
Only one way to find out.... FIGHT!
Clueless award of the day goes to
what was this attention-seeker's name again?
Of course it won't help them
This "hidden info" is about the way your code is translated by the compiler into assembly and machine code.
I can already go read that if I so choose but it's a massive pain in the arse to do so. Microsoft will simply be making that easier for me.
This won't help anyone to write malware, except in so far as malware is a form of program and it will help programmers to write more efficient programs.
Your argument here appears to be that anything which makes programming more efficient will lead to more efficient malware. Well, maybe so but you could say that about IDEs or libraries or books about best coding practise.
"We shouldn't make writing software better because some people might write bad software". Are you suggesting a government licensing scheme? or simple removing all programming tolls so that we go back to hand coding in text files?
Please, explain to me what you want here. This is like inventing a more fuel-efficient car and having somebody complain about road safety.
Hackers WILL rejoice though
Because we'll be able to write code that compiles more effectively.
I don't think banjomike knows what a hacker is, let alone a compiler.
Are you mentally challenged?
This is in reference to _compiling_ code. You write or download some code, Roslyn compiles it, you can see what's going on. This is not about precompiled programs.
you're not a developer, are you?
Honestly, what were they thinking?
SAP only sells because of a) lock-in b) herd mentality among idiot execs and c) the best cocaine and hookers in the entire universe (supposition but it's the only answer that makes sense).
Did HP take a good long look at themselves and think "we need to be shittier?"
I can't understand it.
"Seems to be working for Apple."
12% of the market is "working", is it? This is what you suggest to the holder of 87% of the market? Where did you go to business school, a kibbutz?
Here's the skinny.
Secure Boot is a nice feature but not an essential one. Win8 (the pre-beta Dev edition release at least and I see no reason why Gold releases should differ) runs perfectly well without it.
IF IT DIDN'T, THERE WOULD BE NO UPGRADE PATH AND MS WANT YOU TO UPGRADE.
New PCs that come "Certified" must be capable of implementing Secure Boot but they don't have enable it by default and they don't have make it mandatory (ie, no off-switch).
Basically, this whole argument is bullshit.
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