35 posts • joined Tuesday 23rd March 2010 22:36 GMT
Unless Mary Jo Foley is a liar..
She was at a Nokia event on September 5 in New York. She said they agreed to literally place the 920 in her palm, providing she did not attempt to touch, flip, fiddle, or otherwise try to get a realistic view of the phone. She was basically able to ascertain its weight, end of story.
Twitter isn't completely making this behavior up. It's the physical equivalent of not releasing the Win8 Phone SDK. Because, then, a developer might SEE A FEATURE of the phone. And then, of course, the universe would implode in on itself.
"Surface is a Laptop"
Indeed, but only one out of the two announced models.
One's a laptop wherein the keyboard snaps off. The other is pretty much a Windows 8 phone that's not a phone. With a keyboard that snaps off. Little brother only runs RT, and I doubt you currently leverage your office laptop to run Metro apps. But yeah.
Tell me again....
...do these things not contain some sort of contingency thermite or such we can activate remotely? I'd like to be the night guard watching over it when it bursts into a smoldering inferno. Guess not.
I worked in a ComputerLand here in the states in 1985.
Guess what? Not an Apple ][ in sight. Ten-packs of floppies for more money than I'm happy to recall... go Verbatim!!
Selling stuff in shops indeed....
Up Yours Nintendo
This was a stupid argument at the release of the Wii, and it still a stupid argument. Take the simplest of scenarios - kid's room with one TV and one Nintendo device. For the 8 dollars or so (if that) it would cost Nintendo to include DVD playback, why insist everyone "already has a DVD player" and act like this is redundant. @ssholes, the device is already in there. Make me homebrew to play DVDs? Seriously? Then Sony and Microsoft must be fools for including the feature, right?
Well, I for one...
...am a stupid American, and let me sidestep the whole Ultra-Violet discussion and wholeheartedly thank you for just introducing me to the term "All and sundry". I'll be establishing this idiom here in the States from this day forward, and I promise to send you recurring updates on how it is taking root.
And, with obvious apologies, "The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-VIOLET!"
"What was Syria?"
"Damascus such silly questions, Pumpkin. Go fetch your android story book and we'll read a fairy story before bedtime."
- Mine's the one with the... oh wait, there's a hole in the pocket. Mine's now the empty one. :(
I've learned a powerful lesson here today...
... which is a simple observation that El Reg actually has a topic tag labelled "prostate".
Understand that I'm not clicking on it right away - - but I'll sleep well tonight knowing it's out there.
IT Angle? Well, that depends on how good of a multitasker one is, presumably... ^__^
"Are Microsoft going to resolve the embarrassing little problem of Windows 7 being version 6.1?"
Are you really of the mindset that versioning an OS internally to not break every preexisting app under the sun is a terrible "embarrassment" ? That's a little shallow I think. Applications don't watch TV or see billboards to gain an understand of what marketing has decided to call their operating system.
I believe the total number of people embarrassed by this dynamic, including Dave Cutler, now stands at ONE. Enjoy your fame, donut.
OK, But does this mean...
...that along with my right to remain silent, I can say nothing about the phone's password, or other locking measures? "Gee, officer... I right forgot my Android unlock gesture!"
Can of worms, opened for your pleasure.
What Exciting News...
...be sure to wake me when the "Next Generation" arrives. (Or was Zuckerberg supposed to be it?) Either way, here's to spending your Thanksgiving holiday with email-complaining teenagers - - way to zero in on one's key demographic, I suppose.
Pedantic DOS History Alert
The "MSAV" that appeared in DOS 6.0 was actually a stripped-down version of Central Point AntiVirus ("CPAV"). I'm pretty sure someone simply opened a hex editor and replaced the acronym CPAV with MSAV, and called it internal. And yes, I'm ashamed that this nugget still takes up real estate in my head.
I'm going to bravely say the Microsoft Security Essentials is probably the best attempt Redmond has made since then.
Put the crack pipe down, Sprint
...and get in here. You sat and watched T-Mobile eat your lunch on the G1 Android like idiots. You're not even ON the long-term radar screen for CDMA iPhone table scraps. Just how many models of a Mortorola "tough-enough-to-drive-over-drunk-because-you-obviously-will" DirectConnect flipphone targeting union pipefitters do you sincerely need to offer?
You've got decent plans, good coverage, and yet you sit idly and act like fruit-colored phones made from recycle sneakers are going to win back your share of the pie.
Wake it up, Hesse... Catch at least one boat this decade.
Mine's the one withOUT a Palm Pixi in the pocket, obviously. (Selling much of those, Dan?)
Great Carrier Choice...
...I was just thinking AT&T could use a popular mobile device to really test out its bandwidth and connectivity robustness! WTF?? Can't we, as Microsoft, figure out those who are potential WP7 users MIGHT (just might) not be current iPhone users related strictly to the default choice of retard carrier? Get other carriers on board at launch, Redmond. Don't be stupid on this one....
"What would you possibly use that for?"
"Un-making enormous Swiss cheese?"
Not shafting customers?
...but you said they sold womans handbags! Which is it?
Long but sweet
...and to the point. Surprisingly, I find myself one of those incomplete agreement with Steve. All he had to do was kick back in the hammock, toke up, and spend 15 minutes typing out your thoughts (or 2 hours on an iPad keyboard, whatever...) and tell us the story from the heart. Wasn't so hard, was it?
Offers CASH ?
Please, Mr. McAfee-
Just send AVG/Avira/NOD32 discs out in the mail instead, at least show some respect to the final skull&%@# of your customers. We know you're not good for the cash anyway.
Last time we could rely on your shit, it came on a 5.25" floppy. Good job on the Michaelangelo battle, and total downhill after that. Turds.
Nothing to see here, we're done.
Upcoming book will be called...
... "I am Spock's pension check". To boldly sit in the mailbox, waiting to be collected...
Cheers to you, Leonard. My money is actually on you to be the last crew member standing...
Certainly not the last time
...the Droid Incredible will be pointed to as an alternative to the Wrecks-us One. I've been doing it for weeks now. (That Verizon is doing so on their website is just hillarious for some reason...)
But don't fear, Google... I see another article here in the sidelines indicating that Vodasomething will offer your prized pig up for customers. Whoever they are. Is that Belgium, or Prague?
I, for one, welcome our new Android 2.1-powered overlords...
Dear CommodoreUSA Webmasters:
We, the viewers, feel that your OS Page needs larger OS clipart! Especially the Chrome one. Might not be completely visible from space.
(But your technical snippets on Chrome and Comodo would be pretty hard to enhance any further, I'll grant you that.) And bonus for referring to yourself in the first person on the OSX section. Class.
Is this site truly run by Croatia?
Area code is Broward County, Florida. (For those overseas, you may soak up the culture by watching old reruns of COPS.) Please send us your credit card information straight away...
What does this mean, exactly?
"The package - described by Freecom as an insurance policy for data - covers sending the damaged drive, which be kept within its host computer; you don't have to remove it - getting the data off, and the return of the recovered information on a brand new Freecom external drive."
What is this statement trying to describe? The damaged drive (which "be kept" in its host computer") doesn't need to be removed. I don't understand. Are you somehow saving yourself a hassle by shipping a whole PC (or enclosure, sure) to these guys for recovery? Is this a remore application and your damaged drive stays put and online (huh?) whilst they do this?