8 posts • joined 24 May 2010
I put this on my local newspapers website as they where getting histrionic about it too. It should be punished, maybe in the form of a corporate fine - but compensation? No... the only reason this made news at all is because some money grabbing hullite sees dollar signs and thinks they can cash in...
"From a technical point of view this is a bit embarrassing, but it has nothing to do with any conversation about alleged "monopoly" behaviour in Hull and saying otherwise in a story like this is just antagonistic and unhelpful. I'm guessing the extra email address was either added to the To: or Cc: fields, or maybe even the message body ... not really the end of the world, definitely not a case for compensation. Incidentally i live in the East Riding and have KC as an option - and i'd use them over every one of the other Comms providers i've had the misfortune to come accross since i moved out of Hull, i was delighted when i found KC offered service in my new house!"
Seemed to miss something out....
How come this review doesn't spend more time on how totally DREADFUL the screen is on this device is? Honestly i've seen cheapo android tablets from china with a nicer screens than this. I've had one of these on my desk for evaluation for 4 weeks and while it was an adequate experience performancewise, the awful screen and cost of the thing makes me wonder why someone wouldn't buy a cheap (or even expensive) android tablet and a windows laptop for the same money...
Re: Lurking? Really? Is this news?
So in your expert opinion the kernel of an operating system only does something when something goes wrong? Do you actually know what a kernel is or have you some strange delusion about a world war 2 battle field with a call for charge happening squared at hapless users?
So they didnt remove some text from functionality that while essential to the OS is never going to be seen by the end user in a real life scenario that doesnt involve modifiying the device in some way. Demonstrate to me that this can commonly occur on joe bloggs phone and you have a story worthy of the kind of ridiculous uneducated responses that this story is already generating.
Re: Lurking? Really? Is this news?
lurking present participle of lurk (Verb)
1) Be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something: "a killer lurked in the darkness".
2) (of an unpleasant quality) Be present in a latent or barely discernible state, although still presenting a threat.
The poster of this article chose the word, not me. Sorry for actually knowing what it means without requiring a definition. The story is interesting and amusing but ultimately worded in such a way that the people who've hacked their phones into displaying this error message have uncovered something microsoft would rather have kept secret. This kind of laziness can lead to all sorts of histrionic over-reactions if enough people jump on the bandwagon.
Lurking? Really? Is this news?
"graphically demonstrates that Windows NT code still lurks under the surface of Windows Phone 8"?! how is it lurking? Isnt the idea of WP8 vs Windows 8 to bring about some kind of code parity between the two platforms? You make it sound like some kind of conspiracy that with some mucking about with the firmware that this device can be made to "reveal" what we all already knew?! "Popping the bonnet of my 2007 Ford Focus ST revealed a Volvo engine lurking underneath"... its not a conspiracy!!
I saw -13.5 outside my house in a village nr hull... i had cause to use my phone for a 3 minute call and 2 text messages and was out in the weather for about 45 minutes... miraculously my bricklike Nokia N900 survived fine. Can see the advantages in building a phone in Finland over Cupertino, California... -12 doesnt seem that cold tho, do iphones routinely fail at this temperature??
a good example of bureaucracy being slower than technology :)
it might be just me... but my current phone uses microusb, my old phone used microusb, my dads 2 year old motrolla uses this.. in fact only my iphone (and maybe lg) owning friends dont have a microusb charger! still, its been a long time coming and its nice to be able to charge most places i go! :)
IT Angle?! :)
not even the slightest bit of pretence about an it angle here.. still you know your readers.. probably a bit too well i fear.. hmmm
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