19 posts • joined Tuesday 30th March 2010 11:04 GMT
I Hope It's Improved
I hope this isn't the same as the old feature where typing 'goo' would load Google's homepage (for example) because every letter you type sends another request for the page. Type 'google' and that's potentially six page requests instead of one.
What's the fascination with making a desktop OS touch-friendly?!
Touchscreen interface is a compromise and a better alternative to pressing a button three times to get one letter.
I'm happy with a full-size keyboard and mouse 95% of the time.
Do these not already exist in concept?
They're called Royal Mail depots.
There's one 15 minutes' walk from my house and it's where all my Amazon purchases go that won't fit through the letterbox when I'm at work.
Some people say that cucumbers taste better pickled. What? Huh?
Why would anyone want a mobile device with a set-top box?!
That's like carting round a PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse when a laptop would do.
Disabled Months Ago
For months Chrome has had the option "Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing" which I initially thought was a good idea - until I saw the requests it was making: as soon as the user's typing picks up the website (e.g., 'www.ther') it will make a page request for every further character the user types (e.g., 'egister' would generate a further 7 requests for the homepage).
Does Google Analytics take account of this?
The ramblings of someone who has never experienced a good film that's been transferred well on to BD via a quality AV system.
HD done properly is jaw-dropping.
I take your point though; turning on BBC HD and catching the end of Strictly Come Dancing just shows me the same shit with more shades of orange.
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The setup must have been terrible then as the difference is huge.
I can put up with films and regular programmes in SD if I have to but I hate watching MOTD with it's blurry players and pixel-patch pitches.
Football in HD gets you much more involved in the game; more like the feeling of watching a game at the ground, whereas SD seems far more detached now.
It's very helpful
What Google do with the data for themselves, no one knows. Why shouldn't webmasters see how users are accessing data on their site? The whole point of GA is for companies to learn and adapt their site to make it better for the consumer.
All I know for sure is that it's a hugely powerful tool that gives me information it would be hard or very time-consuming to get any other way.
They don't pass on the IP address to webmasters - you don't even get a timestamp (just a datestamp). I can get IPs and timestamps from FusionReactor and other logs. In combination with the latter two, GA has even been instrumental in identifying companies who have been fraudulently using our site with someone else's login details.
In summary, there's very little GA does which you couldn't do by other means, GA just brings it together in a user friendly way.
It's not that simple
You can't just change the age limit when people have been financially planning retirement at a particular age for years/decades.
One day we'll all be in the 'Saga Set'.