329 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd February 2010 11:14 GMT
It asked me for mine. It does remember the details until the card expires though - but that's linked to the account so it should be OK.
So it required more rare stuff and produced more CO2 ... swing and a miss guys.
Good marks for effort though - it's always worth exploring the options.
"Many glasses wearers have been trying to get away from wearing them, look at the popularity of laser eye surgery and even contact lenses"
Those are only popular with people who never wore their glasses at school as a child because they wanted to be like all the other little lambs. I.e. were terrified of being labelled a nerd.
So if Google whack them on a pair of chunky D&Gs (which look like utter crap anyway) and they get some vapid celeb to wear them then those same people will buy them in droves.
Personally I wont bother because I just don't see the point.
I find that linkedin is a useful tool for aggregating results from recruitment sites.
It's also quite handy when you need a new job quickly because the recruiters mob you as soon as you let them know you are up for grabs.
But I can't see it's purpose for anything other than finding a new job. It's too spammed up with recruiters to find anything of interest.
Out of all the various ones I'd say it's the best because it at least have a purpose - even if it is a really boring one.
Yorkshire tea bags (1 per cup) in (hot water rinsed) tea pot
Small amount of full fat milk (yes, just like Han shooting; the milk goes in first)
Let it brew strong (or agitate it)
1 tea spoon of Billingtons golden granulated sugar (or non to taste)
Third it and throw in the cover-keyboard (should come with it on all models) and then maybe.
You wanted this one.
Except that MS had something even better than a crystal ball - thousands of beta testers who all gave MS countless warnings that the Windows 8 UI was not fit for purpose. They were ignored and MS are suffering for it. Office 13 won't do well either for the same reason.
And as for the surface marketing - anyone with any knowledge of how people use computers could have told MS what a terrible campaign that was. What the hell were they thinking? The surface ad makes it look as though the (admittedly novel) case-keyboard is an add-on, which needs to be carried around separately - it's misses the whole point.
Fail all around at MS. Hopefully it'll give them the kick up the backside they need though.
I wish I'd been given lessons in how to find porn when I was in school.
I had to figure out all the good keywords myself :P
The last PC game I played was Skyrim. The remapping in that was awful. Perfect example of a game (franchise), ruined for casuals and their consoles (though that UI sucks on console as well IMO).
I'd hope that some are better than others because chances are that I'll be avoiding the next batch of consoles for many years so PC will be my only option.
Upvoted you because you are right. If consoles die out all together then even better. I just can't see it happening though where as they least they could do is throw the hardcore crowd a bone or two.
Re: ToDo Bar
I like to see when my next holidays or social appointments are even if they are a few weeks away.
So it's not a massive problem for me but if I used it for business there's no way I'd put up with it. I'm sure that sales reps who like to know at a glance if they are going to be driving up the country over the next few days will be hit especially hard.
Anyway, just do a Google search for "Outlook 2013 ToDo bar" and you'll find plenty angry people.
Casual gamers have messed up gaming over the past few years because of idiot developers trying to appeal to them with "accessible" (read - dumbed down and shit) games.
The sooner they all bugger off with their phones and tablets and leave the consoles for us people who aren't going to be "confused" by having the ability to remap controls - the better.
I can't believe there was no mention of how much they've messed up appointments & calendars in Outlook.
If you use Outlook for managing your time you will want to avoid this update.
Also it's not much different to regular glasses. You can spend as much as you've got if you buy designer spec (not that I would even if I could)
Re: IMHO, MS Office 13 has a largely anti-productivity UI
The UI is pretty meh, especially in Outlook, where emails in the list tend to blend into each other cause it's all white.
The main productivity kicker will be what they've done with the to-do bar though - it now only shows your appointments for the current day and there is no way to change it. Showstopper for many (every?) business I think.
Ah but the difference with us is that we start out happy and optimistic then after 5 years or so in the industry, once enough coffee has been consumed and enough DailyWTFs have been observed; we become bitter, sarcastic, cynical bastards.
Watches are a Status Symbol?
No, for most people, a watch is a way to easily tell the time. They are a status symbol of you are a douche bag who is compensating for a certain something being below average in size (do you drive an Audi TT as well by any chance?). But in that case you won't buy one of these until everyone's got one anyway.
No, this is a geek toy and will be for some time. So fix the battery issue then maybe it'll take off. It'd be kinda handy to be able to see text/IM/email and appointments without having to get the phone out.
There's a Good OS in there Somewhere
I installed it on my small, low powered laptop (mostly to test) and tbh - it's not an awful OS, it's just crippled with awful, arbitrary design choices. The biggest one of which for me is that apps won't run in a lower (netbook) res and this is impossible to change, even though all of those apps have vast amounts of white space. There are a number of other issues as well but that's the one that winds me up the most.
There are a lot of low powered laptops (mostly people who don't give a toss about whether something looks good or not), which could have generated quite a number of upgrades if nothing else. If only they hadn't totally ignored their Beta and RTM feedback.
And I think this res issue is going to bite them even more in the coming months / years because surely you could produce a much cheaper tablet with a low res screen, which would be ideal for the netbook market (i.e. those who want to pay <= £200).
Ah well - at least coding Android apps is pretty easy.
I should point out that most of the comment leaving DM readers were AGAINST an opt-[in/out] block. So it's not really for "Middle England", it's for the DM and no one else.
Also one thing I posted on there too: I expect this will be done for new and current customers. They'll be asked if they have kids. What about couples who've not had kids YET. Will ISPs be informed of all births?
Re: Is the Fail confused or am I?
Upvote for the needless delicious breakfast description and the obscure knightmare ref in your name :)
Not to mention that I agree - the DM confused me earlier as well.
I'm thinking that they just want to do the old trick of pretending that's what they wanted all along when they clearly didn't.
I'd love to see a time lapse video of the whole process. If this isn't fake it'd be amazing to watch.
Re: Angry Birds does it
I'm glad I'm not the only one whose noticed this. I thought maybe it was something set wrong on my phone or it was a version issue (I have an Ace so not exactly newest). Surely it should be impossible for apps to do such an override and it's a bug in the OS?
Now I was thinking about doing the whole win8 for media centre thing myself but I've held off because the primary method for my navigation on that PC is with an RF remote control (in place of a mouse).
And that's the problem. It seems like it would be impossible to work in the new interface with a remote (even worse than a trackpad at any rate) so I just don't fancy doing it. Plus, the majority of the time I'd be in desktop mode anyway so what's the point?
Now if I could close apps by right clicking somewhere I'd consider it.
If anyone's tried the same setup and likes it though then please let me know.
Re: What a mess.
Hey, at least you can run the apps that it comes with by default - I have t plug a second monitor into mine to do that as the primary has too small a res.
Well at least they decided to include the scratches on this one.
For the most part I really want to upgrade.
The deal breaker for me though is the whole "invisible corners that do stuff" concept. I use RDP and dual screens extensively and in these environments you NEED visible buttons to click. Even relying on keyboard shortcuts is flakey for RDP (expecially over a mobile device).
Give us a start button & menu and give us a way to access the charms bar et al from a button and I'm there. Till then I'll stick with 7 at least on my desktops. I might give it a go on the media PC (the taskbar on dual monitors looks great for my particular setup) and on my small laptop (better boot time and battery usage would be good there).
"There really isn't anything quite like the stark refusal to give you even a hidden registry-setting "off switch" to make you realise how irrelevant you and your concerns truly are."
What I don't get is the obsession with going faster than light in the first place.
Yes, it would be better if we could get to very far away star systems in months or even a lifetime but if you are talking about the expansion of the species then why does that even matter? Even if it takes centuries to "system hop" there will be pioneers willing to be part of that either through stasis pods, generational ships or whatever. Yes it'd be a 1 way trip but so was emigrating to another country thousands of years ago.
Well I've just checked and they've put their FTTC rollout back by another 2 months for my area ... so forget FTTH, I'd personally be happy to get any connection over the pathetic <2Mb we currently get.
Re: As punishment
Exactly right but you missed the part where for the first 2 days you've taken off work, the engineer doesn't even show up and the one about them sending junk mail for their cable broadband to areas that have no cable.
Not that I'll be buying it anyway but...
Buy the paper copy second hand or pirate the eBook. Then the tax man gets bugger all. When eBooks start coming down in price to a sensible amount (i.e. £1.99 or less) then maybe I'll consider them but till then, I'd rather have my second hand hardbacks thank you very much.
Those would be "programs" for us old late 20's people then?
Re: Can anyone....
This is going back a bit but I remember Winamp having an iPod (classic) plugin. May be worth checking that out.
Yeah, the best they could hope for would be that they'd (for some strange reason) decide to upload a zip file containing loads of emails from a larger country saying "bust his ass" by mistake. But no one would ever do anything that stupid from being DDoSed would they.
Re: Sounds like she thinks they're going to go against Apple
My thoughts exactly. Funny how she waits until it's Samsung's turn before coming out with this.
Re: Dr. Who is a lot of shite, and everyone knows it
You are right - it was BBC'd to death and they just keep raping it for all it's worth and will continue to do so till the money runs out.
It's sci-fi for plebs - dumbed down, family friendly, PC crap. Which is why so many people like it but those of us who enjoy real sci-fi hate it. Then there are the crowd of older people who liked the old ones and feel obliged to watch and defend the new ones even though they are NOTHING like the old ones. They may as well have made it a different series but it's a common tactic to crowbar a new idea into an old successful one to make more money.
Also I think the next doctor should be Stephen Fry ;)
Re: This isn't just about pedos
Indeed - it's very very dangerous :/
Re: Anonymous has "rules"?
You really do seem to be the only one here who "gets it"
"This decision ... closes one door where people that would abuse children share and indulge in their fantasies online without the use of images, and prior to now have felt beyond the reach of the law in doing so."
Excellent news - now not only are children such as Lisa Simpson protected but now they can also protect those who aren't even depicted! With any luck they'll be able to arrest those who even THINK of children soon (the pedos will have to prove they aren't thinking about kids). </sarcasm>
Do they really think that making it as much of an crime to engage in FANTASY as carrying out the acts for real a good idea? Don't they see that those with such interests will then be more likely to just have kids of their own purely to abuse them?
Re: Fuck you google!
So by your logic - no company should ever try to enter an established market or if they do they should not use any of the underlying fundamental principals that have been established over the years that the industry has been going.
Re: It might have ramifications.
On the contrary - Steam actually has the technical capability to transfer licences. If you recall when the Orange Box came out, many users ended up with 2 copies of the original HL2 and were advised that they could "gift" their extra licence to a friend.
There is no reason at all that this couldn't also apply to games or DLC that you don't have a duplicate of.
If there was the option of buying DLC second hand (for say - half original price) I would actually buy it. They say that they don't want that because the product doesn't depreciate like a physical second hand one would but it's no different than a car - you pay a premium to have it "new" for the bragging rights. You could even limit the (re)sale of second hand downloaded stuff so that it's only available after the new game hype has died down.
Fail because they are missing out on money from the likes of me.
So it's not really related but I want to know why this is even going through the DoE. WTF has it got to do with them? Surely it should be DoJ or similar?
Re: Metro was designed by experts
I think you meant: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/sarcasm?q=sarcasm
Irony is great though and it's ironic how often it's misused.
Re: As per usual
So how do you know that the very moment she turns 16 she'll be responsible enough?
You should totally patent and sell your technique - it would make you a fortune.
The IT crowd is shit anyway - easily the worst thing that any of those involved have been in.
It just plays on stereotypes of IT people, which bare practically no resemblance to reality.
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