Re: moving for tax reasons?
At the very least they'll be paying an absolute bomb for the offices.
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At the very least they'll be paying an absolute bomb for the offices.
Except there was no bait.
They never told their fans and investors they were planning to do it in the first place. People assumed it based on rumours, now are blaming Apple that those rumours weren't true.
Nothing to see here.
You said he couldn't eat soup, not that he couldn't drink from a cup either. I was not being glib, because if you'd said his tremor was that bad I would have suggested this spoon is probably unable to combat such extreme issues. He doesn't have a tremble, he has a full-on shake - surely when it's that bad just getting the spoon in the bowl is pushing it?
They do make anti-spill mugs though I think often for use at sea, if he can physically hold the thing one of those might be of use for regular drinks... tea through a sippy cup can't taste the same.
I'd probably have bought him a mug. But I agree, it's a very neat idea. And deceptively simple, a real "how did nobody think of that" project.
I'm not sure there is. You need massive budgets for legal and certification/regulation. Things don't only cost a lot due to greed and profiteering, they also reflect the extortionate barrier to entry costs.
I find that rather unlikely.
If they have WiFi then this isn't changing anything. If they don't, then a Wifi-capable fridge which isn't broadcasting (since it's not joined a network) isn't going to do much either.
Is it? Says who?
Don't you have to tell the device to join your WiFi, rather than have the WiFi ask the device to join? Isn't that the whole principle of WiFi... so the fact it is WiFi enabled means as long as you never let it join your network, it's OK?
Or can one coerce a device to connect by pushing a request from the router?
I've turned down a metronome app recently on WP8 because it wants access to all these things. Do the vast majority actually USE any of this data, or has the developer left everything checked? You'd think the OS would know, based on what classes you use, exactly which permissions are required since it's sandboxed?
How exactly do you envisage MS changing the behaviour on your server if you don't install the update?
Then why is his opinion of any interest when discussing a modern smartphone accessory? It's about as relevant as asking an Amish what they think of the self-parking features on a modern car.
"They don't know what power I use and at what time, all the now is substation X is drawing Y power at Z time. They also don't know what is using the electricity in my house.
So in answer to your point, they are intruding a lot."
Firstly, how does a smart meter "know what is using the electricity in my house"?
Secondly, how is knowing when you're using the energy an intrusion? That's like saying your ISP and mobile phone provider are intruding because they know exactly how many Kb you are downloading/uploading each second, or that BT are intruding because they itemise exactly when you make each phone call, and how long it lasts.
It's almost like all the privacy-freaks haven't really thought this through before getting all hot and bothered. Seeing a 2min spike in your energy use at 5:17pm is surely far less intrusive than knowing you phoned your mum at 7:13pm for 5 minutes and 4 seconds?
The only thing that's "serious scary" is how uninformed supposedly well-educated, tech-savvy people are, and how little they think before jumping on a bandwagon.
The fact you think everyone is that smart suggests you yourself are far less smart than you like to think.
And everyone else is just like you, right?
Your utility company already knows how much power you use. What aspect of your private life are they violating by knowing you use more at 5pm than 4am?
Couldn't the same be said for the iPad? Many of us thought so.
That's not really true. IT didn't meet with a clamour of desire but it's sure been selling well.
What size is the 5S? It does seem odd not to keep the same size as an option. Maybe the 6C will do so?
Learn not to be so bloody clumsy? Half the people in crowded underground stations already have their phones out already...
When the mockups are just pulled out of someone's backside based on looking cool with no need to comply with what's actually possible in 2014, it's not surprising.
And surely the whole point is it looks rather like a watch, NOT like a futuristic gizmo?
Great journalism then.
Or manage which 60Gb you carry around with you, maybe once a week.
Or buy something from someone else, since you can download all you music in DRM-free formats anyway.
I think there's no cloudy conspiracy here, it's just shrunk to a small enough niche they can't be bothered. As you mention, phones and iPads now offer comparable levels of storage anyway.
They're not practical either.
Outside the UK and Japan, lots?
Yes, that's why I asked about bendy screens, not curved screens.
If you're spending 100k+ on a TV, you're not in the real world :)
Never mind the debate over curved TVs, what is the supposed point of bendy screens?
I thought Skype allowed doctors to Skype their patients.
They don't have to, they choose to. Since they generally stop selling the previous model rather than adding the new ones along-side, it makes some sense anyway.
Lots of people do screen calls though, or only take work calls during the day, yada yada. Clearly not everyone, but enough that this kind of use-case exists.
Of course that's a bit like having an old-school pager all over again but shush, this is new and exciting!
You don't take your phone with you when you go out on your bike?
The obvious thing is that you don't have to stop what you're doing and wrestle your over-large phone out of your pocket to see if it's a call you want/need to take.
I use the simple voice commands on my Lumia 1020 for "call XXX, mobile" or "call 0192 ... 444" which are handy when walking.
My wife uses Siri a lot for setting reminders, and it genuinely seems to serve a purpose here. Very reliable it appears.
99% of arrogant nerds are total idiots that don't understand people.
I put my kindle in a sandwich bag and my iPad in a large freezer bag when using them in the bath, and don't consider the need for this a detraction on the device. People don't generally like standing in the rain on their phone anyway!
Most Reg commentards are more than happy to complain about OS and hardware they've never used, whether it be Windows Phone, iPhone, Linux, etc.
I doubt many here have tried W8.1 on a 1Gb PC considering a)most people don't use W8.1 b)very few PCs have 1Gb RAM.
Only those who have specifically tried VM testing 8.1 to see what resources it needs likely know the answer. And unless you state that you have done this, I'm assuming you're a venting Windoze-hating blowhard like the rest :)
Just because you're in the 1% I already mentioned doesn't mean everyone else is. The fact some people have the requirements you do is why I said 1%, not "nobody".
Angry computer nerds are a very small slice of the market, especially the £200 market.
I think it's a great competitor to Chromebooks... they're both pretty useless.
16 is ludicrous, 32 is workable if you don't want to download videos.
How do you know 8.1 won't run OK with 1Gb RAM? It's more optimised than 7, which was more optimised than Vista, which was a total hog compared to XP :) So does that mean 8.1 is now somewhat comparable to XP in resource use, or what? Because XP would sure run on 1Gb.
Secure boot doesn't make them useless. It makes them useless to the 1% of people who want to buy them as cheap kit and rip a different OS on.
I am very keen to see what Apple can do with a wearable, if they really are making one. Not because I particularly like the idea either, but because I'm just interested to see if they can pull it off, unlike everyone else so far.
You can track every individual touch in iOS if you choose to work at that level rather than have iOS recognise gestures for you. It's pretty basic iOS programming and I assume Android and Windows expose the same stuff.
The fact the water shields you from radiation isn't the only factor to consider, even if it turns out to be perfectly safe when those factors ARE considered.
Ta... and I se most of these things are on the KS page if you actually scroll down.
Forgive my ignorance but what are the two different logos - and why are there different ones to start with?
Also, any chance you have pictures of any of the mugs, shirts, tankards, etc?
Easy. Don't go to the type of bars where people find thumping strangers fun. I doubt that would restrict my choice of bars because why would you go somewhere like that anyway?
It's not needed but from a marketing angle it would probably work.