As described by the late Iain M. Banks.
6096 posts • joined 28 May 2010
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@example.com, change your FB profile to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Watertight seals are hardly new technology. A humble cork is removable but watertight. Or look at a tupperware box which is basically a seal of rubber/cork/whatever under compression.
Like a modern day 8310?
"It’s Telefonica’s strategy to sell Firefox phones to users in markets where digital watches are still seen as being a pretty neat idea"
So basically target people who don't know what a decent smartphone is supposed to look like.
>>>treat everyone like we would like to be treated
Sounds a bit like the bible, that.
Where were religious fanatics mentioned?
Weren't Islamic nations involved in much early exploration of our planet, which was certainly dangerous?
Non of that answers the question of how they are haemorrhaging so much cash. Their business model brings in LOTS of money and at this point, surely most target businesses are aware of Groupon in the same way most takeaway owners are aware of JustEat.
Groupon seems to offer a service, certainly loads of businesses still use it and seem to sell lots of deals through it. Even if sales are declining, their model - a cut off the top - means they are bringing in substantial money worldwide. That they are making losses means they are spending too much, not that they need more revenue and fancy features. Surely Groupon is a perfect example of an online business which should not cost that much to run?
Isn't the 510 doing really well in such markets? Or is this a drop-in direct replacement for the Asha range rather than any besmirchment on WP?
Because people are choosing between touch-based form factor devices. W8 tablets do far more than an iPad, but iPad is much smaller. These are valid comparisons because people are buying them for similar purposes.
If you want to use a proper keyboard, the extra bulk of a mini-hub doesn't seem a big deal. You could presumably even get a keyboard with microUSB, which has its own USB hub built in?
"Local storage, how very noughties. You'll be talking about SD cards next.
How quaint. Puts me in mind of a VCR."
Joe Public hasn't caught up with cloud storage yet, and most tablets don't have 3G. Good luck listening to music and watching video on the bus without local storage.
Why? What's wrong with USB... you can plug in a regular £5 keyboard and mouse, right?
Yeah, that's why Apple are selling untold millions of tablets with the same screen size as their competitors, but anything from 30% to 300% more expensive.
Storage and 3G are major factors even for Joe Public.
LoveFilm supports lots of devices. Clearly just not yours. Maybe they've done analysis and found that while Android has the biggest market share, console & iOS owners are the ones who represent the bulk of the people willing to pay for their services.
We had it for a year and a bit and ordered dozens (literally) of things. When we ordered before mid-afternoon, I'd say about 3-5 items didn't arrive the next day, and 1 item took longer than two days.
I have also NEVER heard of Amazon ignoring complaints. I've had them phone me back within two minutes of lodging a complaint on their website to sort it out.
Why? Are you picturing it as a normal model which only plays music through your iPhone?
Far more likely you'd see an "i" version of existing Teslas, they need to keep their customer base wide.
Partnership rather than buy-out seems far more likely unless they want to ape Google and develop self-driving cars.
You'd think it'd be better for Apple to partner with multiple firms though so you can buy an iFiesta, iTesla, etc according to budget.
... why don't you just offer me the money directly? I bet loads of people would voluntarily sell their information and would at least know they ARE selling it.
It is very popular but it's not quite an "everyone has it" app along the lines of FaceBook or Twitter. Unless your friends use it, you might not have heard about it.
Isn't $16bn twice what Skype sold for?
Or Alphabites, shirley?
Being a financial success is the only thing that really matters.
The Wii was a massive success. It's the Wii U we're talking about.
Randomly, I just started playing on the Wii again recently. I wanted a tennis game utilising motion sensing technology and went for EA's Grand Slam Tennis. The graphics are not good but the gameplay is excellent - it's the first game I've played where it actually feels like I'm involved rather than pressing buttons.
There is no way there would be a whole Apple-specific model. Developing the core model is a massive undertaking, to the extend the same base model is sometimes used by more than one manufacturer, so there is no way an "iCar" wouldn't be a rebadged version of something else.
... mainly along the lines "why tie a car to a specific company".
But as an optional add-on/customisation, it seems like it could sell to me. Car displays/navigation "powered by Apple", well why not? (jokes about Apple maps aside of course).
I wouldn't want one because I'm not too into tech in cars, but it seems at least sellable and that's the thing which matters.
You'd hardly know he was wearing it!
Also, "AR" clearly is a real term. It means "reality with extra stuff that isn't really there".
I do no such thing. If you read my post you'll see I asked a simple, unbiased question which also failed to even hint at my nationality (hint: not American).
Also, I didn't ask about laws regarding data protection, or internet privacy. I asked about privacy in the wider sense; is privacy a right which can therefore be extended to the internet, or is all this clamour about privacy being a "human right" actually based on a falsehood?
You'd probably be better staying off the internet Gale, people might be watching you.
>>Who plays music on other than Phone or Media Streaming box (often mis-advertised as "Radios" but they need the Internet if not using your own.)?
Um, nearly everyone older than 30 and a large proportion of those under? Storing your MP3s on your PC/whatever and playing them back through a HiFi is hardly unusual.
Do you? Under which laws?
Serious question... you hear people bang on about privacy as being a first-class human right like the right not to be a slave, but is this set in law or just a modern idea that we should have a right to privacy?
>>It'd be nice if the xbone could manage 1080 and 60fps
But that system puts everything other than M/F as a 2nd tier. It would be like saying to a bisexual person "you must identify as Gay, straight or other (please specify)".
Shock horror, old fans like old version!
I'm primarily a Windows user and am more likely to buy a Mac Mini than an iMac for my iOS development work, but if I was in the position to need/afford a stupidly overspecced PC I'd be on this like a shot.
It's a niche product like a Ferrari. You can go as fast as a Ferrari for far less but it's still not the same... most of us will never be in the position to have the choice anyway though!
>>If you get a pad you don't get one with Windows 8. Why would you?
Because you use it for work, not just for Netflix, email and web-browsing. Just make sure it's not the RT version!
With 8.1 you barely have to use the "touch interface" if you don't want to. Laying out the start-menu as a tiled full-screen affair may not be to everyone's taste, but it IS a totally valid non-touch mechanism for the desktop - fiddling around inside nested menus in a quarter of your screen when you can see everything spread out using your whole screen. If anything, it's more like OSX and I don't remember people rampaging about how that is stupid without a touch-screen.
How do the more popular Linux setups approach this? I didn't think they aped the start-menu, or do they? Don't they mostly let you view your programs in lists or tiled pages?
Amazon offer MSSQL, Oracle, etc as well as MySQL (or Maria). I wonder if they release stats on number of nodes using each?
Maybe it'll be useful, maybe it won't, but this is one totally valid use case for Glass or similar tech and trying it out is a sensible idea.
Like how they're allowed to exceed the speed limit and run red lights, you mean? The whole point is they are trained how to drive fast / use tech while driving, while concentrating properly.
Recommend taking 5-10min to read through it yourselves. Lots of nice things there.
Also Meredith (though I don't know the reddit culture enough to know if that was real or a joke).