452 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
Re: Worse to come...
So they don't need to dispose of all the books and music of the deceased, that's a positive as far as I am concerned.
Re: Why downgrade?
Hey! Why are you all taking a troll's question seriously?
Re: New Shareholder Clause
He isn't that uptight, he couldn't care less about the points he is making, he only raises them to get the stock up and then sell.
And when he does, he will say something like: ok Marc you won, I will console myself counting the couple billions I made trading your stock.
Re: Forking from the inside.
In theory MS could get those APIs and rewrite them from scratch using MS services, so that current apps would still work.
But really, what are the odds of these phones surviving the take over by MS? Minus one billion?
Re: Utterly desperate move
So, the point is Nokia can only compete with Sansumg where Sansumg can't be bothered to compete?
If that's the case then Nokia migth as well stop making phones....
Which, now that I think of it, they are about to.
Re: I get it!
But then, we only start bitching after laughing ourselves into unconsciousness.
Re: Utterly desperate move
"Yeah! Nokia could have been rolling in all that sweet, sweet money everyone makes from Android, just like Motorola and HTC! Right?"
Why do you think that Nokia can compete with Samsung's Windows phones but not with their Android's ones?
Re: Nice bit of ex post facto rationalization
And Nokia made those ad with the "the smartphone beta test is over" slogan.
They were funny though.
You are complaining about the meaning of words, that has nothing to do with grammar.
And dictionaries now say that "literally" means "figuratively", you have already lost the war, move on.
Re: Secret to success?: Don't do what you don't know
Is there any "auto manufacturing plant--where automobiles are consructed, beginning-to-end", anywhere in the world owned by anyone?
And boy, that pontification by Osborne must have really hurt.
Re: range, charging
Have you noticed there is a 'Reply' button bellow posts that makes you answer appear just below the original post?
Come on! Is it that hard?
"Google does not demand that smartphone manufacturers make Google the default search engine as a condition of using the Android operating system,"
There is no contradiction, they can use the Android OS, what they can't use is the Google apps.
But then, we have known that all along.
Re: A possible explanation
We donate the ones we decommission, it does take some time to reformat the drives and reinstall from scratch but not that long, I even put some free software and games into them.
Re: And yet
" Congress enacts law to regulate pi to '3'...."
It could be worse: they could mandate the teaching of tau
Re: I laughed and laughed and laughed...
Or they can drop Android and concentrate their efforts on their Windows phones.
After all, that strategy has done wonders for Nokia.
Re: Hmmm... Should probably order that Moto G I've been thinking about.
Why would Lenovo axe it? It has put Motorola back on the map.
Re: cobbling together their own os?
Re: Why not just buy an old spectrum?
Because loading games takes forever
"ALL"? In the article it says that Palm's boss told Jobs to go fly a kite
Re: End of the sensible world ... @ Michael Habel Posted Friday 10th January 2014 15:33 GMT
And you can use a truck to go about town, but most people would rather use a car.
Pretty much nobody needs Photoshop, the only reason it is known beyond graphic designers is piracy.
Because, as hard to believe as it is now, there used to be a time in which Windows had 99% of the market.
Re: Ohhhh and NSA-proof!
The NSA only lets Obama use a Blackberry after they harden it themselves, that should tell you how nsa-proof the standard ones are.
Two sentences in the article stand out to me:
"overall download numbers have crashed"
"The number of apps downloaded increased by just 25 per cent year on year"
For a company that supposed to be about stats those Flurry guys don't seem to have a good grasp of numbers.
Downgrade to "market perform"?
That's a downgrade? Apple stockholders wish that the stock had performed like the market in 2013, it would have been up more than 20%
Re: PostIt Notes...
"but they were useless at the last 500M"
That's weird, my experience is that I don't need the GPS to get to a town, but I certainly need it to get to the exact street.
Well, maybe not need it, I used to get there using maps back in olden times, but it is easier with the gps.
"is that actually what your suggesting? "
If you meant me, no that's not.
What I am suggesting is that the UK went to war to stop Germany from invading Poland, well that sounds nice.
But at the end of the war Poland was still invaded, together with quite a few other countries, and the UK was fine with that.
Really, I am not criticizing them, they had been fighting for years, they couldn't go on, I understand completely, I really do, who cares about central Europe anyway.
What I don't understand, and what I do criticize, is looking back at WWII like some epic battle between good and evil in which good won.
That wasn't it, WWII was Realpolitik through and through and the Allies let Stalin invade and subjugate half of Europe, evil won with the help of the UK and the USA.
" If she were alive now she would be reduced to tears at the betrayal of all they fought for."
She has my sympathies, but she would need to accept that all that fighting to let Stalin invade and subjugate half of Europe went down with the Berlin wall.
Seriously, the past isn't as nice as we like to believe.
Re: banking regulator: Don't come crying to us when someone steals it
Their is no reason why governments should protect the investor, in fact they should be the first to get a haircut, up to 100%, when banks go tits-up.
I think you may have meant "depositor"
"Must be annoying when every time your business comes up with a concept, idea or product someone copies it."
It only happens to every business, or even if it not a business, for example you have a semi cool group using Fawkes masks and suddenly every wannabe starts using them.
But I am really curious, the ACs are out in force to attack Samsung, doesn't it bother you that nobody cares?
Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM
I may be showing my age but I have to ask, isn't he a fad?
"So 2014 will be the year of Linux on the desktop?"
No, but if SteamOS is at all successful, it could very well be the year of Linux on game consoles.
Step by step you know.
I remember reading about these protests back during the dot com bubble, that they are still going prove the protesters are wrong.
You could say that he ran it into the ground in a way that forced Microsoft to buy it
Is there a context in which "Trust me that it does what I say it does" serves as proof?
Ok, I get it, it is just a quote, it has to sound cool no matter how meaningless.
Haven't you read your Heinlein?
If they do that they only keep a monopoly for 20 years, if they keep it secret they can have it forever.
No, I am not being serious.
What's the difference between an "extraordinary" proof and a run-of-the-mill one?
Re: So many Anonymous Cowards
That depends, my Nexus 5 is replacing a Nexus 1, so the improvement is real.
And maybe a S4 would be better, but then not enough to pay 50% more, asking 700€ for a phone is plain silly.
Re: Elephant graveyard
Linux may never be the Next Great Thing on PCs, but then Windows was never the Next Great Thing on Mainframes.
Re: A shining example of how Microsoft got it wrong
James, for a minute I thought I was reading a Linux help forum from a few years ago.
Re: The 'Credit-Monitoring' Service scam...
Why did you cut my quote "proven to be needed"? You couldn't twist what I said without doing it?
Since we are not going to agree, I am not going to answer all your points, people here must be bored enough with us already, so I will go directly to the end where you seem to believe that what I said would be easy to achieve, I do not, I know it would be extremely hard and I do know about lobbying, that's how the investment banks got the limit on leverage lifted, that it doomed them is not much of a consolation.
So, how would you go around creating a public bank system? Who do you trust with all that monkey?
Re: The 'Credit-Monitoring' Service scam...
My better ideas are actually very simple:
You have regulation that has been proven to be needed crisis after crisis.
For example, a limit in leverage, a limit that was lifted for the five biggest investment banks in the USA, a crisis came and, surprisingly, only one them, Morgan Stanley, survives as an independent company.
The surprising part, by the way, is that one survived.
Another example of good regulation that no longer exists is a separation of investment and commercial banks, so that the investment branch can't get to use customers money to speculative. Eventually they will lose it.
Another example are the anti cyclical provisions Spanish banks need to keep, not that it is a silver bullet, the saving banks kept them too, but they help.
Another example is that if bank goes bust, it goes into receivership, no big to fail nonsense is allowed.
People who know more about banks than I do are likely to be able to continue, things like independent appraisals of assets, limits on how much collateral you need and the like are likely to be mentioned.
So, you have this regulations, and this is important, you have an agency with real teeth that makes banks comply with them.
And definitely, if some banks break the law, no matter how many billions they are willing to pay to settle, you don't, you convict everyone involved, you also take the billions, of course, but as part of the conviction, not a settlement.
If you do little things like this, you can get a working private bank system, if you don't a public one won't help.
Re: The 'Credit-Monitoring' Service scam...
"why is all banking private? Why is there no public banking [...]?"
Up until this crisis we had in Spain the 'cajas de ahorro' you can translate that to something like 'saving banks', they were owned by foundations that were controlled by local and state politicians and unions, so they behaved as if they were public banks.
They were so badly mismanaged that they required a 40,000 million bailout which almost made Spain ask for a bailout. In the meantime private banks have survived on their own, Banco Santander even used the crisis as a chance to get to own 10% of the UK banking system.
Yes, I know what you are thinking, "that happened in Spain, a third. or fourth, world country, that would never happen here, only private banks go broke in my country, no matter how many trouble German landkassen are going through".
But, if using those rigs is profitable, why sell them?
I guess I have answered my own question.
Re: The problem is the analysis
You forgot one rhetorical question:
Can you run iPhone apps on an iPad?
Yes, of course you can, anything else would have been retarded.
That's it really, why bother buying a BMW to drive such an ugly car?
Why couldn't they make an electric car that looked pretty much like a series 3? That could have a chance, this doesn't.
Re: Hangouts for SMS
Google send their slice of the price of apps to the network operators.
Re: Fox News/Daily Mail version headline
Why must political nuts turn everything into political drivel?
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