4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Does the company know anything about BootCamp?
If you have to start mucking about with USB then it is no longer straightforward compared to "insert disk, press go".
Of course many Macs don't have optical drives which makes it less straightforward still.
Re: Surprise!!!! - Windows is the LEAST reliable...
Well done Eadon, a new low. Go read it again and find something related to criticise.
Twitter is both a real company and not years into its life like FB was. Seems a good time to IPO - they're established but not stale.
The less networked way twitter works - no friend groups except in a transient way - might give more longevity too (maybe).
Re: "dogs shouldn't be hanging round the counter of a food shop anyway."
Ah, it's cool to diss things that are popular. What a non-conformist you are.
Although doughnuts for breakfast.... eew. Are DD really competing with SB though, surely DD sells coffee to go with the donuts?
Because schools and libraries don't provide free internet to poor people...
I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices
Sounds tasty, I'd eat that.
Re: Not exactly...
the HD4000 is pretty good, a massive leap from the previous generation. It runs full D3D10/11 and our 3D software runs on it happily. Obviously not going to be used in a gaming rig but it will run games.
just 0.88 crashes a week
Is that .88 crashes per PC (mac) per week? Because that seems incredibly high to me - I use my PC for 8-10 hours a day for gaming, development, etc and frequently go for weeks without restarting (I hibernate). I cannot remember the last time it actually crashed or blue-screened. I don't think this is particularly unusual...
Re: Apple users use OsX most of the time
Are we sure they don't amortize the results per hour of use or anything like that?
Re: Let's see....@Andy Prough
The laptop I don't turn on never crashes, and is about as useful as a Chromebook.
Yeah you'd think if they were bankrupt they'd struggle to pay the lawyers!
That bloody bookshelf
please do kill it
How does Lehman even still exist?
Re: What a surprise
The "people use torrents for legal/good purposes" line is so lame. It's like trying to justify the legalisation of pot because some people use it medicinally. People may use torrenting sites/tools for non-pirate reasons, but piracy is what drives their development.
The people 'pirating' this game were breaking no laws but they didn't know that, which is the key point. They thought they were pirating it.
Re: Out of curiosity ...
Jake sounds like he probably has a large supply of guns and diesel generators. Are you expecting the machines to rise up soon?
Re: Ah yes, Hunting for Slags...
In northern towns you don't exactly need to hunt for them, any more than you have to hunt for pools of sick.
What Tom said - he means top end expensive phone.
Re: Does not matter
If you make $0 profit after R&D, paying all your staff, etc, you are still sustainable.
200m seems an OK profit to me, they're working on a margin of ~15%, considering how much they're spending.
Re: Of these DAU/MAU figures, what would be really interesting
Seems you are looking for data to fit your opinion rather than being objective about it.
For one thing, how do you know a smartphone counts as a daily user if it is not actively used to check the site?
Your theory also has a big hole, that people change phones quite often on average so those who are "over it" would get weeded out every time they upgrade. Of course there'd be some lag...
There's a difference between a technical DRM solution which stops you installing it, and a license which simply says "you can only use it on 3 devices".
Re: not like reality at all
All scientific studies commissioned by those who like piracy you mean. Studies commissioned by games companies show the opposite.
Re: Oh the hypocisy
It's not illegal to rip off another game otherwise we'd never have had Unreal, Crysis, etc. It is illegal to pirate it.
Re: HAH! Yeah, err, no thanks.
"And not just for the passport stuff but for the social network crap too"
Presumably that's for those who are happy to use their FB logon as a SSO rather than having 8 gazillion accounts, which is fair enough as long as it's not mandatory.
Are those ripples around each atom a visible realisation of quantum probability wavefronts or just an artifact?
Okay, but why bother?
Because they can.
It's as much a farce as the extradition of Abu Hamza
Well the PS4 has switched to using standard PC components...
The innards are cool but where are the 28 dials?
Re: I know who I believe,
A sample of 1 is always so compelling. Doubly so when posting as AC.
What a surprise
A website like El Reg which has a high proportion of freeloading pirates views this negatively. While a website predominantly for game developers (professional and hobbyist) views it as a great idea http://www.gamedev.net/topic/642460-ironic-game-gets-pirates-to-feel-the-sting-of-piracy/)
Almost like both sides are speaking out of self-interest.
Re: Milk in "risotto"?
Risotto does look a bit rank but many nice foods do.
Re: The hunger will fade I think.
With rice you can eat as much as you want for £1 a day I reckon so pure bulk isn't an issue?
Market share of market share of new devices?
Which is being measured and valued? For instance BB/MS could have 5% of the total market share but be selling 20% of new phones (in theory) and this would give two very different pictures.
Sod that, fry them with some scrambled eggs!
Not the concept, just the implementation on this model. What's the point of a tablet that is rain-proof if you can't actually use it outside - half the use-cases involve using it in situ not repairing to the van to enter the data.
Yeah, loads of benefits claimants know about Linux.
Re: Do you know anyone on benefits? No, didn't think so
But the stereotype of the doleite who can afford Sky, fags, booze and a PS3 is very much true.
If you're on benefits, how do you even afford a smartphone?!
I've heard you can get a slab of sausage in a phone booth but that is a bit different.
It does, it says they are rich.
The judge should ... put all of Samsung and Apple patents in the public domain
Yeah and maybe demand they give all their phones away for free.
Re: Nice shopping
This is like Terry Pratchett's assertion that the rich can live for less than the poor because they can buy boots which cost 10X as much but last forever while the poor have to buy cheap ones that only last a year or two?
It's quite amazing Apple have damn near half the entire smartphone market in the US.
Last all week?
Without going off?
Re: Was there a Demo version?
If the game's costing $8, it's not too unreasonable to buy it on a whim if reviews are OK (are there any?)
Loads of people who would buy a full version if they had no other choice, would still pirate a free copy. That doesn't mean every pirate copy is a lost sale, more the reverse - people used to pursue cheap imports in the old days in the same way.
Those who simply want to pirate will not buy games, but many genuine would-be buyers are lost when a free copy is so easy to get.
Re: Brilliant initiative from Google's end
Making it hard to spot you're wearing them is a way off but you can already buy a hidden camera that lives in a button if you want to.
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