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Re: Oh dear..
They just won't turn it on?
Re: This is what happens when marketing people
Um, that's a pretty silly point. The whole point is that software people are good at making software, not good at making business decisions or doing marketing or customer service or UX design...
Software created only by software people with no input from anyone else is one of the reasons open-source retains a bad reputation... applications which are tremendously powerful but entirely unintuitive!
On the other hand, people leaving fake bad/good reviews for whatever reason is also important. In some cases (say Tripadvisor) it could potentially sink your business if a few people decided you were their target for the week.
A real review of a real product by a real person is not too bad IMO - reviews are not the same as YouTube comments.
Re: Barely one day?!
It depends a lot how much you use the phone. My Lumia 610 lasts multiple days with everything turned on but I don't use it very much. You'd guess someone reviewing a phone is a pretty heavy user so I'd take that with a little salt.
Re: Porn Apps
Do they even allow porn apps?
Up to them really...
If they decide the potential loss of data quantity is countered by perceived improvement in data quality, then it's their call. I'll just choose not to write reviews or use their services if I think the cost outweighs the value.
It's a cool little device and for use in science projects (like balloons etc) is wonderful.
But as a way to teach the basics of programming, well schools are CRAMMED with computers. And it's trivial to put on something like LOGO or BASIC, you can even find web-sites which will let you do it with no need to install anything.
So for pure programming the Pi serves only as a publicity tool to get people interested. I guess that's a good enough result - if all it serves is to get people coding on Windows it's still great. But it's real strength comes when it's used to interact with something in a way a PC can't.
Re: Wireless charging
Well the article said it's a feature you don't know you want until you use it...
Carrying a cable is a minor inconvenience, carrying a mains charger a bigger one if you're not going to be at a PC.
However I read MS are teaming up with companies like Starbucks to provide wireless charging points. If THAT happens, the idea makes a lot of sense... ubiquitous charging in the same way as ubiquitous wi-fi.
Why would ANYONE (even Ballmer) think they would be out-selling Apple with a brand new product?
@J. R. Hartley
Pricing it cheap gives the impression it's just another cheap tablet. Pricing it at a premium price point gives the impression it is a premium iPad competitor.
>> I completely despise Apple
Basically means you're not worth listening to, anyone who holds such an overzealous opinion of a hardware company (unless it's purely due to human rights issues or something) is an idiot.
What I still fail to understand is why MS don't hire a few developers to work on nothing but creating a slew of half-decent apps for WP8. Not MS-brand apps even, simply bung cash at developers to make specific apps.
For 1% of the marketing budget they could pay for 1000 apps probably.
So basically Chrome are trying to make touch-PCs popular, now who exactly is that going to benefit most...
Re: Get some, already
"Most people who, uh, get laid regularly aren't interested in the constant sexual innuendo"
I think you'll find they are. Maybe you have a rather flaccid libido compared to normal men.
Re: slightly higher than they think OEMs" Indeed, that is precisely what they have done in fact.
Why would MS want to price it at the budget end? Android already have the crappy low-end of the market sewn up and Apple have proven that it's about margin not bulk sales.
Re: 80% for the best 10" tablet on the market?
>>Perhaps you could enlighten those of us fortunate enough to not own an iPad, and explain where it is better?
Since you can't even ask a simple question without feeling honour-bound to demonstrate what a fanboi you are, I think I'll save my time writing a proper answer you won't read.
Yeah. Although to be fair, Psy is at least a bit different to the other dross.
It's still better than Bieber's song!
a demo of the first Windows Mobile 8 malware
(I don't agree but figured it would get a giggle)
Re: Slight discounts but nothing compared to shopping in the US
If it's way cheaper it'll be way crapper. You want a moderately cheaper one :)
Considering we're NOT IN AMERICA complaining we only get 8-10% seems pretty silly. Note you can also get another 2-3.5% from cashback sites, and this is not insignificant.
Re: 80% for the best 10" tablet on the market?
Yes but it's not an iPad :)
Also you are as biased as you claim El Reg are - you list only things the Nexus is better. The fact you don't list a single negative shows you're biased.
The sales figures make it clear which people prefer, and it's not what you want them to.
The fact you think the iPad has been killed purely because newer tablets out-do it on the technical side just shows how little you understand about people.
Maybe it's different in real life
But it looks really ugly in those photos. It looks big and clunky even though I imagine this is not the case, maybe just the way black plastic looks against an aluminium iPad? Has anyone seem them both in the flesh to compare?
Also - do you really need to fight on the resolution front? Why not just pick a good resolution and leave it at that, rather than mess about in a pissing match?
Re: What are they on?
>>SQL scales very well. It had problems ten or fifteen years ago but today I don't usually see any problems. Even with 100s of TBs of data and thousands of concurrent users.
It scales well on a single server, and a powerful single server can do a hell of a lot. The problem is when you want to split/mirror that DB across multiple servers in different locations.
I still maintain the number of people needing NoSQL are very few - doing something because Google does it is really dumb because even giant DBs are nowhere near what Google is doing.
What are you on about, the films of LOTR were great.
No I do not have him confused with Lewis. The two were friends; Lewis preferred to be overt with his use of Christian message in stories (it's pretty blatant) but to say Christian themes are not commonplace in LOTR simply shows your ignorance of either LOTR, Christianity, or both.
As a Christian and LOTR fan you'll have to take my word for that :)
Re: Prints harming
I worry about that too. On my iPad I noticed the screen is absolutely filthy when viewed from an angle, but all the smudges are totally invisible when viewed straight-on. With a laptop, you'd far more often find you were looking at the wrong angle, surely?
Re: One thing
I agree, it's possible MS could bring touch-screens to mainstream like Apple have done with other stuff... not a new idea but making it popular.
Seems a semi-sensible bit of functionality, but I thought FaceBook was cosy with Skype?
The only place it would be useful is on the train, which is the one place it won't be possible anytime soon.
Hmm, my Windows phone showed me the battery and signal indicators when I just checked.
policy tools to allow the world to stay below a maximum 2 degrees Celsius
Since Tolkein was a prominant Christian (as is pretty obvious from the books) I imagine this is likely to be the case.
AFAIK most TVs have wired networking, not wireless. Which makes it pretty hopeless unless you buy an adapter.
Perhaps I'm out of date with the current generation of smart TVs though and wireless connectivity is the norm, like with games consoles?
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