2216 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
Re: @AC "People either wear glasses to see or glasses to reduce glare from the sun"
"One guy I knew even wore two pairs of sunglasses after dark: One on his eyes, and one on his hair, to hold in place his fashionably-ruffled hairdo."..Whilst checking is iPhone every 2 seconds, abalancing his iPad whilst updating his facvebook profile on his way back to his 4x4!
WOW he must be really interesting because he's got all the "cool" stuff!
What a c**t!
Re: Apple gaming
"Famously Jobs was very dismissive of computer games, but I think everyone was surprised by the rise of casual gaming on phones and tablets."
What! Are you saying Jobs couldn't see into the future?
Watch out the isheeple will flame you!
How could it not be seen from space? How long have handheld game consoles been around? Forever!
"I guess the bottom line is that they are so incredibly profitable that it balances out the hype and despair."
Yeah! They are going to need those illegally/immorally held funds!
"Tim Cook reckons that wearable tech is "incredibly interesting", but he doesn't think Google Glass will appeal to everyone."
What? Like the MEGA FAIL iPhone which has appealed to the lowest common denominator!
Experience shows, be wary of IT types carrying iPhone! You'll have to dig yourself out of the hole they will leave you in. But at least you'll have some nice pretty graphs/reports.
Re: new technology
"Paris just because...I mean it's a fricking holodeck, why not?"
I would not stick anything of mine anywhere near. It'd come out more sticky than it went in!
We know where THATS been.
"Every click you make on the web is already being tracked. "Right now, Amazon and Google know everything about everything you do, and the ads that pop up are all related to stuff that you have been looking at or you thought about," House said. "They already know about you.""
Not everything, and not everyone is a pleb. Some people can and do protect privacy (where possible)
"The problem is that a national tax system that couldn't be gamed would cause investment drift to those nations that had tax systems that could be gamed.
For example, if a UK government introduced a way to stop Google booking sales profits in Ireland that were actually made in London, Google would leave the UK for somewhere else."
Easy solution - if you don't pay tax in our country, you can't trade in our country!
Simple as that.
It doesn't matter what you say, no business will give up the honey pot that is the UK and will pay their share or see their competitors grab all of the UK business and wipe them out.
Problem is, no one has teh bollocks to do anything because our politicians are the largest shareholders in these coporations and wouldn't risk their nest eggs. The same nest eggs gained by denying your 84 grandmother a hip replacement.
Re: Bill is right this time.
"People running corporations have a *duty* to maximize shareholder value. To the extent that they do not, the corporation's viability is affected. Corporations that are reckless enough to take shareholder money and send it away unnecessarily are ultimately doomed. They will be out-competed by corporations that behave more rationally."
And this is the problem, no one knows what SHAME is anymore, or they don't care!
Everyone/corp have a DUTY to pay the tax due of them and not weasel their way out of it!
Avoiding your responsibilities makes you a "Jeremy Kyle" dad and shame and scorn should be piled onto them. Tax the corporation then TAX TAX TAX the shareholders.
People should shut up and pay up or be thrown in the nick.
"The iPhone maker "
You owe me a keyboard!
iPhone maker my ARSE! (Fox conn make them)
Mobile plagiarist more like (ripped off everyone elses idea and paid Ive a shit load for the most basic design possible)
The London killing cannot ever be used as an excuse to wiretap me!
I'm not a terrorist, I don't believe in these fair tales of Alla or God and Jesus.
Seems to me we should be watching those who are not "British" AND who have a belief in fairy tales! or are stupid enough to believe a "preacher/bullshitter".
Bloody religion breeds nothing but hatred! Let’s eradicate this scourge on humanity!
"Perhaps today IS a good day to die
PREPARE FOR RAMMING SPEED"
I could hear Worfs voice as I read it!
Re: Not the brightest bunch?
"One dickhead does not equate to every user being a dickhead."
Are you sure about that?
Unless its law, I wont be having a smart meter installed. Simple as that.
It seems the phone which gives more commission wins now. :("
So in the past two decades this has not been the case?
Wake up, you're all whores to one big company or another, you're owned by them and you can't see it happening. That is what you get for multimillion £/$ marketing campaigns, you pwn your customer base.
"There will also be more online support offered, with specially commissioned video content and websites designed to tackle common complaints."
Complaints, what complaints? You wouldn't think the iSheeple have any complaints based on the feedback by the commentards. Oh, right! Its just a feature phone!
"The UK is accusing the European Commission of holding up its superfast broadband programme with pesky concerns about free market competition."
The EU should realise that no one else is bidding for fund to build the network!
How can they're be competition when no one else is building the network?
A button lights up when your finger presses it!
Not that you know. Unless of course Apple also provide a way for their "kin" (erk) to make their finger transparent.
(they already make them seem invisible with all the wanking motion going on)
Who watches anything on ITV? There might be 3 shows the entire week worth watching and does not justify ITV Player. Who the hell uses iPlayer either? The BEEB has even less worth watching.
Re: @AC 08:46 (was: M & S considered "posh" and "high end"?)
" a world traveler "
What are you trying to imply?
Re: I love living in Germany
"I just hope that other countries (Aus, UK, US) dont have to go through their own Stazi years before they learn that Privacy is important..."
In US/UK your information is cash. Those breedy b*stards are not going got give that up. Fat f*ckers just want to get fatter. If that means selling yuor privacy, then thats what will happen.
"I can already see some idiot wearing this to a bar, maybe even trying to do a pick up....sad.
I can see someone getting punched in the face for wearing them."
Your down voters must live in la la land! If anyone wore that in my local, you'd definately be mocked before having to defend yourself. Thats the way life is. Small I know. But small all the same.
NO DELETE BUTTON!
People need to learn from mistakes!
Re: Nokia nerds are all aquiver...
"This is another case of sexy hardware being let down by the OS."
You're confused with iPhone, which has neither sexy hardware or OS.
Re: "Thinner and lighter"
"Ditched the wireless charging maybe?!"
What, gone back in time to plugging it in to charge? yeah, right!
"You were obviously expecting an icon grid app launching OS. Windows Phone doesn't use that tired old interface paradigm. Why have icons and widgets, combine the two!"
Spot on. iOS and 'roid both have a GUI based in last decade. 2013 brings a cleaner, newer and faster interface requiring far fewer presses to get the information you want. So bollox to the ladies slating it. We'll wait for them to catch up with the times. (and lets face it, if Apple released this interface, it would have been praise for being innovative)
I used to like HTC. The hardward isn't the issue, it's the non-existent support! HTC have a bug in the stock mail app which they should be aware of considering how many people are complaining about it on the forums.
STILL no fix, over 12 months later.
Sorry HTC you need to get a grip on both hardware and customer support.
My next phone won't be the HTC One, but it would have been.
caching is a waste of time.
Your downvoter knows SFA.
"McCormick, a former Merseyside policeman" SAYS IT ALL!
Re: withdraw from doing business in Australia
"Crap like, "we won’t invest in your country" or "we will take our businesses elsewhere" is just that, crap. "
If you won't invest in our country, you won't be allowed to trade in our country! Since a large slice of your revenue is from our country, you lose! And, your competitors gain.
Our politicos have not got the balls to do it. But the reason nothing changes is because our politicos are large shareholders in these very same companies.
It's about time we banned our politico's from owning shares or having any ties with commerce. They are there to serve us not the corporates, though you would not think so.
But again, it will never happen because greed is human nature.
"I didn't think anyone who wanted to be taken seriously ever used hotmail.
I wonder if that also applies to outlook.com."
Your opinions can not obviously be taken seriously.
I've used hotmail for years and years, before Gmail and its ilk.
Did that not occur to you? Never mind, you live and you learn.
Re: Does it has to be because of internal warfare?
"Cook is gone"
I had to re-read that.
Re: Assuming steady price of Gorillas?
"Still, that said, being able say my phone has a screen made of aluminium would be cooler than having one made of gorillas..."
(Fanbois for ya!)
6 years - 6 years - my Android was unsupported after about 6 months. I suspect over the years a much higher percentage of Androids will end up in drawers than iPhones. I know an iPhone 3GS that is now on it's 3rd owner and is still the same load of shite!
Are we STILL talking about 2007!
I'll just leave you there.
what is actually being said!
Enormous advertising firm Google has said that any suggestion that its veep Matt Brittin was less than accurate when testifying to Parliament on the firm's UK corporation tax affairs is as "wilfully misleading" as our UK tax return!.
Re: What will they do with the overseas assets?
"God I hate that type of statement, isn't it truly amazing that some people really think that rich people simply stash all their money in a big safe to keep it away from all the grubby poor people?"
I have no issue with people being rich. If money is your motivator, the got for it and earn your stake. BUT, conning the tax man by moving money about is a LOW LIFE activity (Schmit anyone). Others are paying your way which makes you a scum sucking money grabbing low life. You can't have it both ways.
What is so wrong with paying tax? Paying your way means your not a scum sucking lowlife living off other people.
Sorry Apple, it is what it is!
Re: £20 or £400
Oh dear, Oh dear. You can't see the wood for the trees!
Re: £20 or £400
"When I eventually upgrade my iPhone 4, I won't be sticking with iOS I don't think unless Apple suddenly comes up with something genuinely brilliant which is something they haven't done recently."
People are waking up to this fact. far too slowly, but that is hardly surprising.
"Amazing, people who own a certain brand of car are also very inclined to stick with the brand whenever they need a new one. Of course that is something most people already knew for years ;-)"
I had a Renault, then a Hyundai then a BMW and now a different Renault model.
Anyway, who wants an iPhone with a feature set from last decade when you can get 2013 feature sets from other handset types? Not very clever if you ask me.
Re: The Lib Dems are in Government?
"The Lib Dems are in Government?
Certainly not the retarded electorate who voted tory FFS!
Why do my English brethren make me want to be violently sick?
"@Miek - he's more commonly known as Waylon Smithers these days..."
Yeah, and Dave Chameleon is Mr Burn's, grumpy, old, selfish, rich git..
"Tesco reckons contact-less pay-by-wave technology in phones has had its day - and the shopping giant is moving back to relying on cash and traditional payment cards."
This is bollox! If NFC was in iPhones, the story would be different. But because the plebs haven't got a clue and need to wait for a killer application for a technology, it has not become as normal (to some) as updating your status. 1,000,000's use contactless technologies every day.
Re: More iPads equals
"More iPads equals
more work for iOS app developers :)"
Great, just what we need, more shitty Apps! Another fart app or talking cat anyone?
Give me a handful of decent useful apps, the rest can be deleted.
Sad but true.
Does it really matter?
Windows Phone 8 OS is clear and easy to use with no confusion.
Droid and iOS both need to be dragged into 2013!
Re: Hell has officially frozen over
"Hell has officially frozen over
A Government IT project......*that wasn't a complete fuck up*."
You think gov.uk ISN'T a complete fuck up?
You are typing gov.uk?
"the government portal gov.uk has been named Design of the Year 2013 by the Design Museum in London."
I bet the deign museum also voted the iPhone the best design!
Oi! gov.uk! the 90's called and wants their designs back. W T F??
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