239 posts • joined Thursday 14th January 2010 14:14 GMT
If this goes as badly wrong as it could, retailers will be up in arms with all the re-sends they are having to do. If my neighbour is on holiday for a week and my package is left there, I'll be politely expressing surprise that my package hasn't arrived yet - send another!
Goddam :( I've seen supermarkets with electric charge points, and so I thought we'd be seeing leccy cars within a year.
Sadly, it needs a company to mass produce, fail, and then a chinese company to come along, copy the idea, fix the problem, and then work. :(
Actually quite disappointed. I could never afford one, but was looking forward to something second hand ;(
Those problems are tiny.
A more likely and serious problem is Apple seeing them in court, and a list of patents they might infringe.
Wow - awesome!
Their games will be free to play, and if I like it, I can spend the normal purchase price and have the full game!
Er... that's right, yes? What? I'll probably ending up paying a shed load more? Oh.
Ah well - it won't be that way on consoles....
Er... Xbox, Batman: Arkham City - Catwoman "extension".. er... well... yes there was that.
Had a go at F2P Everquest recently. I played far too much years ago, and my characters were still alive, and so actually I had most of the functionality that was available. There was lots to buy though, and I wonder how much they truly affected game play.
The BBC is a huge content producer, but they steal photos from other people without paying for it.
Curiosity is there to explore the surface and have a decent look around.
Surely mission 2 is to deploy some habitation tents?
NFC was one of the big reasons why I went for the Galaxy S3.
I'm sitting here tapping my feet, wondering when the hell someone's going to support it!
Also, what happened the Olympic trial of NFC with the S3?
With the recent Amazon/Apple thing, and now this...
Every website needs to either drastically improve their security (or 2 form authentication) or make it less strict.
I'm not going to risk my hard-learned security question answers and passwords to websites, if they keep losing them. I'd rather have a unique really simple password so when it's hacked I've not lost much.
Re: There used to be a time
That guy was probably crapping himself. Helicopters, people with guns, etc. A "subdued" security guard?
If I had one, I'd have my shotgun handy as well.
And WTF - loads of people in America have guns and do US cops storm a house first? Kim isn't going to pop a cap in the ass of someone who politely knocks on the front door, and ask if he would mind accompanying him to the station.
And why didn't they arrest him when he was out of the house?
I want pay-by-bonk :(
"- or even if it'll be awarded the patents it has requested - "
Huh? The one thing we can *guarentee* is that they'll be awarded the patent.
I'm watching Dressage (not my choice) at Greenwich park next week. Hope the Three coverage is working well, I'm expecting to saturate their coverage or fall asleep - I haven't decided yet.
Huh? There was a software update for the S3? Didn't see it here.
Santander. Went to branch to add my wife to my bank account. Went shopping that night and had my card declined. Turned out they'd removed my overdraft (I never said I was good with my money), and so I couldn't buy any food.
Had to wait til the next day to get it reinstated, although they actually offered and gave me compensation.
Recently upgraded from my HTC Desire to the Samsung S3.
Saw the article somewhere about that Zombie game now being free (Dead .. something?), so thought I would take a look....
118 MB download!! Don't get me wrong, gimme the pretty graphics and functionality. Gimme gimme gimme!
But... that would have been the entire phone memory of my HTC Desire (ish). And I pity the fools who've downloaded the BBC Olympics app for their phones... I hope they're all with 3.
The one thing I do regularly, have a peek at my friends profiles on the Android app, requires me to click on the top left hand corner, and scroll down *loads*. Accessing Friends profiles are considered less important than:
<Any groups I belong to>
oh and here's Friends.
I never thought I'd say this, but...
Wow, I feel sorry for the operators. In an amazing piece of seeing into the future, they've done well to envisage all the unreasonable crap that could come their way. Fair does to them.
Re: So what if they are stockpiling?
The American Prison system?
Re: Watch and learn
There's going to be a lot of money in finding alternatives, either from mining in other countries, creating the minerals from scratch, or by finding alternatives to those minerals.
When they do - China are going to be stuffed. I hope they've got something else they can export...
Re: Dear TV makers
This is a good point. When I upgrade my PC, I can buy a new hard disk or graphics card, and it's only a small amount of my monthly salary. If I have to buy a whole new PC ~£800, that's a holiday somewhere or something very significant.
If they keep beefing up TVs (even though I do wish they'd integrate BluRay and PVR into a TV), they are going to be very difficult to purchase.
Unlesss.... Sky does to TV what mobile companies do for phones... sell the TV as part of the deal and add the cost to the monthly subscription...
Re: Nanny state...
Ahha - but if you combine this with the results of the Tricorder competition:
You'd have a system which calls the ambulance if a seat belt is done up, but there's no heart beat.
FFS. Walk into Currys and tell me all the black LCD TVs don't look the same (yeah yeah apart from size, etc). What's important is what's inside.
What's going to happen next? Amazon claiming a patent on cardboard boxes which happen to have addresses on?
Perhaps Apple support is needed for NFC to get moving
99% of music/charging docks are for Apple devices, with Android sadly lacking.
Perhaps Apple support is needed before companies take NFC seriously :(
*Impatiently looking at his Galaxy S3*
Re: Weak passwords
I've seen a few low-importance sites that require a high security password. I keep a few high security passwords, and a couple low security. If I give one of my high-securities to a low-importance website, then I risk my important stuff being compromised.
If a low-importance website won't accept my low-security passwords, and it's not important enough for my high security - I don't register :(
BeThere earned my ire recently. I forgot my password on their website, so I had to reset. I tried to reset to my high security password and it forbid me from re-using my password! Like I'm going to make up yet another password just for them!
Choice for manufacturers - cater for Apple's proprietary new connector, or start making devices which cater more for Android devices.
It's sickening seeing a shelf of speakers and other accessories in PC World/Currys, and realizing they are all for Apple, with only 1 token gesture for Android.
Re: TomTom iPhone/iPad app
Are TomTom suicidal?
I don't bother buying a SatNav as my phone has Google Maps. And if I can get all the TomTom functionality on an iPhone, why would I ever bother buying a SatNav.
Smacks of desperation to me.
Re: S3 didn't impress me
The major thing that swung it for me was - battery. A more-or-less stress free weekend without having to worry if I've remembered my charger, or am I able to browse BBC News while waiting for a train because I've already lost half my charge.
I think you're right. When something starts to get a keyboard, it is assessed for usability and how nice it is to use. And in this case we're not talking about a clicky keyboard or something with a solid touch.
I reckon it won't feel that nice to type on. It'll be too soft to know when you've pressed a key.
Love the idea, although they didn't show unusual shapes for buttons, e.g. circles, hexagons, etc. Want it to work, think it might not.
Re: Tax payer to Government to NHS to Government funded by the Tax Payer.
There's no incentive to avoid fines. They've got very little money, and they have an incredibly hard time keeping things running.
Now they have even less money, and the situation is now worse.
If you want a deterrent for public sector - fine the directors responsible.
As a Judge who's a developer - isn't he biased towards his job (old job) being easier?
Don't get me wrong - I'm enjoying this kharma for Oracle borging Sun.
Marginally faster I guess. But a good point.
The last thing you'll want to see in NASA is a Ring of Death as it flies past the Sun...
Re: Hold on . . .
There was that column by a police officer in the papers. If you *are* arrested, it's up to someone to decided whether a conviction or somesuch is likely. Asking for a solicitor, and doing what they advise, is the best way to make that person's job more difficult and make it more unlikely for any conviction/further action to be taken.
Lucky they didn't duck questions at anywhere that might influence business people of the future...
Re: What adverts?
*cough* But you see TheRegister adverts right?
Re: Solution is obvious
China's population has doubled over 60 years.
The UK's population has increased by at least 10 million since the 1950s (http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons/lib/research/rp99/rp99-111.pdf).
At least the Chinese made a decision.
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