217 posts • joined Tuesday 24th November 2009 14:47 GMT
Re: Microsoft already did it!
Yes, but Windows 8 is all full screen, and has banned windows!
Re: Go SpaceX
I watched the lunar landings. This feels like it could have more long term significance TBH. (Though I was similarly optimistic back in '69 as I recall)
Re: As far as the tablet market is concerned, what about the gorilla in the room?
Here are a few reasons why Win8 may be less than a stellar sucess on tablets.
MS traditionally sell through inertia/corporates ("I've never heard of Linux"/"It's what we use at work") on Desktop/Laptops. Now Win8 doesn't look to be a roaring success on devices like these, that aren't touchscreen. Indeed, many corporates may be very slow to move from Win7 to Win8, and may miss it entirely, so people won't see Win8 at work. What's more they are much more likely to know of alternative OSs on tablets, and to see them as more consumer oriented ("sexy") than anyrthing MS produces.
What's more, MS *never* *ever* gets anything radically new right with the first release. The thrid is normally the first acceptable one, and allowing WP7 to be the first in this particular sequence, that ties in with the weaker statistic that every other main OS release they produce tends to be sub-standard.
MS have a real fight on their hands to get into the tablet (and phone) OS market. They have deep pockets, and can play a long game, but they need to, unless they want to go the way of IBM and become a company that only deals with the corporate sector.
WP7 does seem a bit "Marmite" doesn't it?
There are those that hate it, and there are those that seem to be being paid to fluff it at every opportunity (there surely can't be any other reason to love WP7, can there?)
"A phone is not a PC... a PC is NOT a phone"
Perhaps MS have decided that the real OS money is in consumer devices (pads & phones), but are failing to sell WP7/Metro as it looks "different" (there are other reasons, but I bet the's what MS thinks!). So get people used to it via the desktop and Win 8, which they will have to use?
Essays on their own are the problem?
There will always be ways of plagiarising if essays alone are used in the internet age, be it wikipedia or essay-writing services. In my day [ ;-)] essays were combinde with tutorials, where you had to demonstrate knowledge of the contents of the essay, and intelligently defend your arguments. But I guess that's too expensive now.
As Win 95 (which introduced the Start button) used "Start Me Up" by the Sones, should Win 8 (which removes it) use Kylie's "(Can't Start) Giving You Up" perhaps?
Re: Heading in the right direction
You do reaslise that if you don't post using your own name, you can't claim the marketing dollars, right?
If it's *possible* to be serious about this...
I think it would be a shame. As it is in England where the once common "Gropecunt Lane" has been changed to "Grape Lane"and the like. I think language *should* challenge occasionally, and, yes, cause the odd awkward conversation with children.
WP7? No thanks!
As WP7 can't do something as basic (which all my previous PalmOS, Win6 and current iOS phones can, as well as many Android) as sync via a reliable and secure USB cable with Outlook, why should I downgrade to it?
(Plus the UI looks like it's been designed for my gradmother by Fischer-Price!)
"Connect to your computer"
(Optionally) went with iOS 5 & iCloud AIUI.
MS - their own worst enemy.
I have to say that Metro/Win8 is what's putting me off upgrading (my small business). Vista was never going to happen, and by the time Win7 was a realistic prospect, the rumours of the horrors of Metro were around. Why move to Win7 when MS are offering no realistic upgrade path beyond it?
I suspect XP will be extended here (again), and non-MS options seriously looked at over the next couple of years. Win7 play a part, but as a stop-gap.
I think that's the point. If they didn't think it was humiliating they'd think of some other way to humiliate and degrade. It's *intended* as extra-judicial punishment IMO.
Nudity and sexual humiliation was prevelant an the Abu Graib photographs remember.
The USA is a scary place to visit these days, flags, people in uniform everywhere, pro-military and patriotic slogans all over the place. I appreciate they feel under attack, but the end result was to make me think of 1930's Europe.
(Which of course is the only way to be in such discussions!) the references to "12oz can" and "20oz bottle" are strictly correct, as they are the "standard" sizes. You wouldn't really prefer "354.882355 ml can" and "591.470591 ml bottle" surely??
"I used to regularly set off the SLOW DOWN- 30MPH sign...."
Which is why cycles need number plates, and cyclists insurance and cycling licences, so they can be bought to account for dangerously flouting the law, just like motorised road users.
"Meanwhile a huge naval fleet has gathered up top."
Only in the director's cut.
Oh gawd, I'm such a geek :-(
Re: Reasonable doubt...
His "nom de guerre" suggests that he doesn't worry too much about the type of publicity he gets, IMO.
I suspect his role in this caper is to be the fall guy the 'chasers hide behind, if it all goes pear-shaped - they've learnt that much from the ACS Law fiasco.
Could be useful to people who work outside in cold weather too, as an alternative to conductive gloves (and when your fingers don't work too accurately either!)
Zero gravity sex-suites?
Pity the poor cleaners!
Re Yanked from Android, iOS?
But you could only communicate with the small number of other WP7 users. The same argument could (and is) be used for iOS FaceTime, and there are many more iPhone users.
IMO it would be really dumb of MS to pull Skype from other platforms. Being largely platform neutral is it's major adjvantage.
Twice more and they lose their internet connection??
No, I'd need more than that to use a Fisher-Price OS that won't even securely sync with Outlook, unless you have Exchange.
Remote wiping of a smartphone means removing all personal data from it, or restoring to factory status. I guess the problem here is that iMessages are delivered (like BBM) using Apple's infrastructure, which is still using something persistent like the IEMI to address the phone.
It's so nice to be in such a period of prosperity we can afford Rolls Royce projects like this!
And, as ever, if the project should be delayed, or over budget, the management who approved it will have moved on to bigger and better jobs (or retirement) by then.
I'm sure Apple are trialling all sorts of speculative hardware all the time, so I can well believe that this was one candidate for a future iPhone, and that aspects of this will appears, sooner or later. But I doubt there were ever serious plans to put out a 10 megapixel camera in a body too thin to hold reasonable optics - it just wouldn't be worth the cost, and "one-upmanship" specs are more Android then Apple, whatever you think of their relative merits.
Hydrogen is inherently less safe and more costly to store and transport. Hydrogen fires are largely invisible (it burns with and ultraviolet flame) and it storing it crogenically is rather more difficult than sticking petrol in a tank.
We can be pretty sure that Pluto (or other significant bits of the Solar System) isn't made of antimatter because we would see the affect of meteors and the like hitting it, for one reason. Comet Shumaker-Levy 9 produced an impact of the order ot 6,000,000MT when it hit Jupiter in 1994, though pure kinteic energy. You needed a small telescope to see that. Had it been composed of antimatter, the energy released would have been somewhat larger, about 4x10^10MT, or about the same energy as the entire sun emits in 1 second. I doubt a telescope would be necessary to see that, or possibly even eyes! Smaller things must hit Pluto often enough for someone to have noticed.
Am I the only one who thinks he hears the Laurel and Hardy theme music when I read news of HP these days? The last few months have been a tragedy for a company that made it's reputation with some of the finest and most innovative laboritory test equipment I had the pleasure to use.
Why the hate?
I count 2 out of about 50 articles on the front page about the iPhone 5. There are also 2 about WebOS, and that's just gone! Like it or not, the forthcoming iPhone 5 will be a highly significant milestone in technology news this year. If you're not interested, don't bother to comment. If you dislike *other people* being interested, carry on as you are, or preferably, seek help.
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