Re: One slight niggle
I think the FO here is just a "light pipe", not anything fancy.
5936 posts • joined 28 May 2010
I think the FO here is just a "light pipe", not anything fancy.
Um, MS isn't taking an angle, Huawei is.
ps: how do you pronounce Huawei?
Maybe I just know what I'm doing.
What battery drain?
Yes it does.
Not an "Apple gave us lots of money" decision?
But only because of how much it will upset the anti-Apple brigade about how "it's unethical for them to spend money supporting Apple's walled garden" or some such tosh.
Did you repeat yourself or just state it in parallel?
Presumably they paid some tax.
They might have paid their top bods massive salaries.
Have they bought any other companies?
Then they had to pay all their developers and regular employees. If they've any sense they will be developing LOTS of new games in the hope a couple hit it big
Maybe they commissioned a fancy new headquarters somewhere expensive?
"the firm made $567.6m last year on revenue of $1.88bn."
A margin of over 25%, very good. A revenue of over a BILLION pounds is bigger than some FTSE 100 companies.
What on earth are you talking about? Are Sony and MS close to extracting all the money from their customers on consoles? Are EA close to extracting all the revenue from people who want to play football games?
People play new games when they get bored of old ones, they don't give up on games. King could develop 1000 new games from their profits from a single year, they don't need to always have THE biggest game to stay profitable - they just need to have multiple popular games.
Of course MS isn't going to drop WP8 anytime soon. It's arguably their best OS.
The Nokia Android models are replacing the Nokia feature/dumbphone ranges like Asha. Bottom end.
The US market is very different from European markets - Apple share is disproportionately large and I suspect WP is disproportionately small... both by a factor of two maybe?
Romantic, isn't it.
Amazing. Going to remember that one.
For pets, not children.
That is still "a bit dirty" by planetary standards. And I doubt we can even do that, except possibly through massive radioactive contamination. Climatologically speaking, large mammals were around in vastly different conditions to what we have now both in terms of temperature and atmospheric makeup. And larger mammals survive, thrive even, in conditions ranging from -20 to +40 degrees. And you only have to look at some of the worst polluted cities (China) to see that even when things are 100X worse than we've got anywhere else, people and other mammals carry right on living. You get illness and shortened lifespan but that's not uninhabitable by a LONG chalk. And all of this is without any technological intervention - animals don't have that but people do so we're probably now at the point we could survive just about any conditions we create for ourselves. Not in our current numbers, but again that is not the same as wiping the species out.
a)I bet people were prophesying the same thing 100 years ago.
b)Things are going to change so fast in the next 100 years, you wouldn't believe it
c)The whole "killing the planet" line is imbecilic. The worst we can do is make it a bit dirty.
Oh jeez. That's on a par with hand-wringing "but you're killing the planet" types.
And did he really get so cheesy to have the Bill of Rights behind him (based on the image, I don't have an hour to watch it)? A leaf from Saul Goodman's book?
He might simply enjoy creating games, many coders do. Seeing your game being enjoyed is a reward in itself and it sounds like he wants that, without the celebrity and even without the riches.
You have to input a voltage - does it generate more energy than it consumes, so it can run in isolation? Is that relevant?
More likely next year - it takes time to get everything working. Most likely, upcoming games will add Linux support if it's now close to free to do so.
Well it wouldn't make sense for W8 to radically change and still be W8, really. W7 is essentially Vista with the problems fixed, but it makes more sense it is a separate version. Much easier to say "we realise we mucked it up, this new version fixes it" than try and get everyone to notice that W8.3.2 suddenly addresses all the problems with W8 - people aren't going to listen/care/notice.
Most likely we'll all be waiting for W9. Vista didn't really hurt MS - they carried on selling XP and then they had massive uptake on W7 afterwards.
So they made lots and nobody wanted them... then they din't make any and now people do want them?
Can take as read the "only a moron would put their IP on someone else's server" comments and NSA witticisms, rather than have to suffer them for the Nth time?
It wasn't funny. Observational humour are supposed to be based on fact, not just making stuff up.
Is how you would feel when you woke up to the smell of bacon, and found there wasn't any.
Lame. Most iPhone users are middle-managers.
Yeah, that would be nice. Is is a Big Deal update like 8.1?
We've seen prosthetics start to be developed which properly link into your nervous system for automatic control by the brain. It's known that the brain is more able to adapt when young so I wonder if you fitted extra limbs to a child, if the brain would automatically learn to use them, controlling 3 arms totally naturally?
Does that mean "nine"?
I think I can say with some certainty that no matter how little the Winklevii have done for the world, it is more than you or I.
The people the world would be better off without are the pathetic internet wags who are so keen to rid the world of everyone they don't like (which is normally anyone who has done better than them).
Get lives, little dweebs.
It's my wedding anniversary, maybe better not.
Does El Reg have 50 commentards over drinking age? The forums suggest a large number are teenagers. Or maybe they just live with their parents.
Come on, it's MS. There's bound to be such a setting for enterprise.
>>On the downside, both the dialog and site also look like they have the potential to confuse less-than-technical users
Computers generally have this effect on less-than-technical-users. There is no way to warn such a person "you need to update your OS" without risking confusion, because they don't know what terms like "operating system" or "Windows" mean.
My mother falls into this category so I'll wait with interest to see if she asks me about it.
But - won't this functionality rely on you having auto-update turned on in the first place?
The richer he gets, the more he can give away. He is growing richer even after giving away $billions. Finding how to give away $50bn+ in an effective way to people who will use it wisely is not exactly an easy thing to do.
Or find how to trick Adblock rather than Adblock users.
Actually quite a useful idea this. Having to figure out where you got to is annoying.
Although waking me up would be a better option so I can go to bed rather than sleep on the sofa.
As described by the late Iain M. Banks.
Considering nobody is interested in his email, he looks to have a point!
If it's being redirected, will it still be addressed to a @facebook.com address? Then you could easily set up a filter/rule.
Equally, you shouldn't need a new throwaway email account. If your email is [email protected], change your FB profile to [email protected] Then again, set up a filter/rule to delete anything sent to that address.
Apple: you make computers, don't bother making a personal music player
Netflix: you rent DVDs, don't get into all this streaming hi-tech stuff
Amazon: you are a shopping site, don't invest in a cloud computing platform
Nintendo: you make playing cards, don't get into video games
Nokia: you're a paper company, don't get into phones
Maybe I just blocked it out :)
It is surprising though - to many people FB is the hub of their online interaction, rather than email, so it seems weird so few people bothered with it. Maybe inertia against changing email addresses is just too great.
Convenience I suppose, if you viewed your email through FB.com. Plus it would allow integration e.g. reply to a chat message/comment by email, etc.
For active FB users I'd have thought it could be quite useful so I'm surprised it didn't get used. Maybe the implementation was cruddy? Or maybe they didn't advertise it well... I heard via El Reg about the "use FB email by default" stuff but I don't recall FB trying to promote its own email service to me through the main page.
So people are expected to choose between a 5S and an S5 now, and both have fingerprint scanners?
As Dr. Who discovered on Mars.