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Another new business idea!
middle-eastvpn.com happens as soon as I get back to Dubai!
I'm in Singapore right now
And ties are pretty rare. Shirts and trousers are the norm.
The ladies dress far better - you see some pretty jaw-dropping outfits out here.
He also does Jon Snow's socks.
tend to agree
I used to mainly use my XBox 360 as a media extender (apart from Assassin's Creed...) until I gave it away. Now my mate uses it mainly as a media extender.
Add in the PS3's and all those Netflix connected Wiis and AppleTV starts to look pretty silly.
you know what, Barry...
I think YOU'RE a Microsoft shill.
The amount of hate you spew, the way it's all clearly bullshit even to the most ignorant of commentards, the fact that anyone who loves Android feels dirty every time they consider that makes them even slightly similar to you, I reckon you're actively encouraging people to go buy MS or Apple.
You've probably already done wonders for XBox sales.
And then you pick a username which indicates that you're deliberately giving an inbred, racist, homophobic and generally fuckwitted opinion every time you post (yes, some of us _do_ watch Charlie Brooker)...
It adds up.
How much do they pay you?
ahahahahahahaha! That so true!
Except that it doesn't or at least not more than anything else. And the phone doesn't crash at all.
Ah well, I guess that's too bad. Never let the truth stand in the way of great joke, though. It's funny because it's [NOT] true, right?
One of those things is not like the other.
I'd support you on Postgres. MySQL however... you might as well get support for Word Tables.
I was thinking "London, New York, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about - "
Do you mean old fashioned meteorologists or those new people who get paid to predict the Apocalypse?
it's not that it's Microsoft. That's unimportant, just as it was unimportant when Macromedia Flash became Adobe Flash. What's important is that it's a Windows version. As such, it'll sell. By the ocean-load. Regardless of quality.
I notice my OP has been yanked "by a moderator". I can only assume there's a moderator who has wet dreams about MS going broke.
Re: Barry S...?
Charlie Brooker uses his producer, under the name Barry Shitpeas which is not his name, to give moronic man-in-the-street talking head opinions when he wants to demonstrate that the public are stupid.
I don't think _our_ Barry has a sense of irony.
email is protected by copyright.
Which must be clearly asserted in that email, otherwise it isn't.
are you telling me that the 7billion dollars worth of HIV and malaria medications so far distributed since 2008 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were made by Microsoft?
I think you may be mistaken.
Still have an open shop in the Mall of the Emirates, by the way.
Let's be honest with ourselves - PreCU was unbalanced crap.
The CU itself did great things for everything in the game, especially balance. EXCEPT...
Jedi. With the CU, Jedi became the only class you'd ever want to play. I remember a massed battle in the CU testlive beta, it was fantastic. Thirty or forty imps, similar number of rebs, a planted base outside Mos Eisley and a running siege for about 4 hours straight. Everyone was having a great time.
Then a jedi showed up and killed all the Imperials. Every last one.
There was some nerfing later and some boosting of everything else but it wasn't the CU that killed SWG, it was jedi. The later NGE fiasco was just giving the game a decent cremation.
Shup up Barry.
I'm the OP and I posted as soon as I saw the article on Twitter. Confession time - I went back and read it after I posted because I was aiming to beat you to the punch. It's not like you read WinPho articles either though, so no backchat.
> Submitted at Thursday 1st December 2011 11:44 GMT
> Accepted by moderator at Thursday 1st December 2011 12:21 GMT
No strings, no tricks, no manipulation. Just a big fat FAIL for you.
Creating jobs via merger
It's interesting that they claim this merger will create jobs, rather than allow AT&T to leverage economies of scale and thus, er, reduce jobs in the same that has happened, er, EVERY MERGER EVER.
I mean, clearly they won't just merge the network ops and fire half the staff since they're now redundant. Or shut half the bricks&mortar stores. Or close down the T-Mobile website. Or integrate buying of handsets and hardware in order to get better deals and er, only employ one set of staff instead of two. Right? Right? Of course they won't. Uh...
These Reality Distortion Fields are getting popular.
That'll be 1300GBP, then.
"but that wouldn't appeal to as many people"
We have no way of knowing what or won't appeal to as many people. We only know what gets funding sign-off, and games execs these days basically want WoW because it makes money.
The stupid part is of course, that if you want to play WoW, you'll play WoW.
I weep for the lost designs and the horrible WoWification of different designs (all of which fail after being WoWified, you'll note, probably for the reason given above) and you say "wouldn't appeal to as many people"?
I hate you.
I think they still handle consumer email for BT and have a messenger client, but that's pretty much it.
I'm not sure why any buyer would want them.
"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.
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