4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
>>How many times a day do you buy or update apps??
Some days, several times - I might download a dozen apps looking for the best one. Having to re-enter my password 10 times in a row is a PITA.
Obviously when MS do it with UAC it's crap. But if Apple do it - with a really ugly popup - it's stupid to suggest otherwise.
Which post are YOU responding to?
Woah they didn't already have this? Like it or loath it, this is one of FB's biggest strengths.
Re: Makes no sense to me
Simply using the argument "taking energy MUST reduce the wind" isn't enough. You have to show how much. Is it like me diluting the ocean by running my garden house onto the beach, or something reasonable? We have several Km of atmosphere, how much difference does clogging up the bottom 30m make?
Re: This should not be a surprise.
Let me get this perfectly clear so there's no doubt.
Collecting energy caused by the sun causing air currents to move around is a hopelessly indirect method of harnessing the sun's energy.
Collecting energy caused by the sun's light being collected by forests growing over hundreds of years which then die and rot and over millions of years are converted into coal/oil which we expend tremendous effort digging up and treating and transporting all around the world, and then burn, is sensible and efficient.
Re: I'm shocked, shocked...
Hmm, obviously the moment science appears which supports a cynical viewpoint it's taken as gospel truth? Hardly a scientific approach.
You mean like the real scientists who disagree with them?
even I recognise that a new OS entering the market can only be a good thing
Why? If we have only one dominant player or even 2, then more competition can be good. If we already have 4 (iOS, Android, WP, BB) then we have competition and differentiation already. A slew of similar competing nix-based OS does not seem to do anything but fragment the ecosystem, especially the nix part of it.
Re: Graph with *3* lines on it
WP has something new to offer was I think the point - a massive company backing it. Whereas all the other new platforms are just rip-off of Android. Android does things just fine already...
No mention I could see in the article.
I started off being cautiously optimistic this could be a cool device but it just ended up sounding shit, not something that should be sporting the Vaio brand at all.
Is the crap design to distract you from W8's own faults? ;)
You don't mean creationist, you mean young-earth creationist. They're a pretty small minority so why the rush to bring them into a serious story?
I was just thinking the same - every new app or app update requires a password, even free ones. I never did an in-app purchase but had assumed they were the same.
Or can you turn off the password check?
Gravity is also a theory. What's your point?
Re: Daily Mail
Never mind the DM, what exactly does this have to do with World IT?
5 part series "Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle"
Where can I get the boxset? It has to be better than the last series of Lost.
Re: GUI for wimps, Give me the Command line Phone
A phone which is command-line only would be awesome :)
Re: iPhone for the masses - long term suicide for the Apple brand
Not if they only sell it in emerging markets.
Re: Good idea....
>>Yes, they already sell a smaller cheaper phone - the IPhone 4
Now go back and read the article. The whole point is people see it as a stigma to buy an old model. By re-packaging a 4/3S as a new model for emerging markets, this stigma is avoided.
Re: probably closer to the actual public's view of the commercial film scene
>>Don't confuse 'commercial success' with 'being a good film
OK then base it on DVD sales, which will typically be much more biased to people who saw the film and still wanted to buy it :)
IMDB is probably the best bet - the Razzies are deliberately set up to mock and criticise and as such will get a very non-typical demographic... cynical sarcastic fault-picking types.
Dell has updated its Windows 8 tablet line
I genuinely hadn't realised Dell already entered the tablet market!
Re: Customers are happier with Win8 touch-
Are you really too stupid to understand that if something new turns up which people aren't aware of or don't understand, it may not sell even if it's better?
The phrase "barrier to entry" is the issue here. And no I'm not saying Win8 is better or touch-PCs are better. But people have preconceptions or sheer lack of knowledge - the idea of a tablet PC seemed daft pre-iPad.
Re: @ThomH: Aren't they?
>>If they're shareholders, they kinda are owed a payout, aren't they?
If they'd sold at $700 they would have one. Like I should've done!
probably closer to the actual public's view of the commercial film scene
No, closer to geeks' and insufferable windbags' view of the scene and/or the public's view of the scene.
The actual public's views are measured by bums in seats and pounds in tills. Therefore in the public's view, those twilight films are worth watching even if we think they suck.
Assuming you are a typical person who speaks for the people is tremendously naive and/or arrogant.
There's no reason the display density is an issue. Simply set the video mode to 1280x850 if you are running apps which don't scale... the whole "retina mode" is the incompetent design in my view. Windows already lets you adjust DPI on icons etc so it should be fine, though I don't really see such a high DPI screen being sensible anyway... although games would look pretty incredible (except the hardware can't keep up).
Out of interest, have the other big players had similar screw-ups? I know things like gmail have gone down but has the entire google app cloud or EC2 flopped like this?
Maybe it's deliberate ploy by MS to make cloudy computing generally look bad so everyone stays with desktop computers, running Windows :)
Squeeze 3GS/4 tech into a 'new' iPhone mini handset. Sell ONLY in emerging markets. Bingo - new revenue stream.
I didn't actually see the screen size mentioned in the Reg or linked article, though a few have mentioned it being 13" in comments. Could someone confirm this?
It seems VERY expensive for the spec other than the fancy screen - I mean 4GB only for a grand? Even cloud-based stuff might need more if you want serious apps in the browser like NaCl games or something.
Two linked questions...
1)Do Google make ChromeOS publicly available so you can install it in a VM or multi-boot/Bootcamp it? That might be fun to try. Or even on a bootable USB?
2)If you bought a Pixel, could you put W8 on it either alongside ChromeOS or instead?
Great idea. Buy shares. If they go up, clap your self on the back for smart investing. If they go down, blame the company and demand they give you some money.
I've lost money on AAPL but that's the risk I took buying them.
long-term plan ... a single Ubuntu OS ... phone, tablet, desktop, and TV user experiences
Well it worked well for MS...
Re: New blow for Microsoft Surface?
>>You can get MS systems with touch screens now. They are not selling. The reason? Metro
No, the reason is people aren't keen on touch-screen laptops. Possibly for good reason. As a touch-screen UI, Metro is quite fine even if you hate Windows underneath it. If Apple or Google can popularise the touch-PC so it's more common, suddenly MS get what they wanted.
Damn... replied to this as a serious post before seeing it was Eadon.
Many people think my charismatic church is a cult because we do/believe some weird things. But is it about numbers - surely CoS has quite a lot of members now. Many say Mormons or JWs are cults but similarly, aren't they too numerous?
"Time to remove the tax-exempt status on all religions. If because they are doing good in the world, then why are they different from other do-good organisations?"
Charities get tax breaks too. In fact typically an independent church IS a charity, run not for profit. So if a church spends its money on paying salaries of those running it, and on doing good, they should get exactly the same treatment as other charities.
>>I fully object to those believers forcing their opinions on other people
What if their belief is that forcing their belief on others is important? By saying they can't force their opinion on you, you're forcing your own opinion on them.
Fun isn't it!
>>FFS, relax. Take some valium. I don't think we have any wannabee terrorists here
Yes but this kind of "I hope he dies" or "she deserves it for being so stupid" is exactly the kind of stupidity you get when everything is anonymous. You have to wonder if killing the people was somehow as easy and consequence-free as spouting about it on the web, what would happen. Just look how silly indiscriminate hatred turns into real violence at football games.
Maybe the OP was deliberately making that point but I doubt it.
Re: Time to delete that account then...
It seems it's probably the right thing for them to do as a company - sadly. Though I don't have many thoughts I want to share with the world, I think Twitter is a useful and important thing. Before everyone rushes in to deride celebs and idiots filling the service with crud, consider that the internet is similarly full of crap but that doesn't stop it being a Good Thing on balance provided you can filter out the parts you don't care about.
Re: Social? .... Where's the SPLIT-SCREEN gameplay?!
>>I lament the loss of SPLIT-SCREEN gameplay
I agree. With the average TV size so much bigger these days it makes SS a better experience. And there's that TV tech which lets two people on different sides of the room see totally different images too.
in a civilised society ... able to speak freely of things you criticise...using my own name
I think that's a very important point.
New blow for Microsoft Surface?
Maybe for Surface, though I doubt it.
But anything which makes PCs with touch screens gain interest is massively GOOD for MS because their main OS is focused on that.
Yes MS should give away two products which each bring in $billions every year. Great business decision :)
I would go with you if you suggested they should give dev tools away - full-price Visual Studio must be out of reach of many developers - but simply saying Windows should be free because Linux is doesn't make sense.
Re: Even Adobe aren't this stupid!
None of what you described about Photoshop is stupid. Licenses are fine in my view... but per-machine licenses are not.
That's why they keep releasing fixes for it after you paid.
Keep your PS3
Re: It's such a shame it's x86
You do realise AMD own ATI right, how have competed squarely with nVidia since the 90s?
Re: Sounds good to me
Although they have basically just copied the 360... Kinect + x86. I'm sure developers will be very pleased, it should make porting new code very easy.
Although all that time weeping over how to optimise for PS3 will be wasted ;)
Clearly he doesn't The whole point is every console has the same spec, so developers can wring out the last bit of performance and not have to worry about compatibility.
You code to the specs.
Sounds good to me
Upgrade the specs but otherwise keep the old device and bolt on all the cool new things from their own and competitors' products. Nothing is wrong with the PS3 after all.
Very pleased they haven't messed about with the controller - keep the DualShock but add a couple of tweaks.
Can smart glasses replace regular ones?
Forget fitting them with regular lenses... can augmented reality specs potentially adapt to your eyes and act as 'perfect' lenses? Even measure your eyes and automate the correction?
Re: No one really likes to wear glasses at the best of times
>>I guarantee you that almost none of us would hesitate if offered natural 20/20 vision again.
That's a very poor argument. Accepting perfect vision for free doesn't mean people have a major hassle with glasses. I'd take a bigger knob if it was on offer but I don't have a problem with the one I've got.
The point is, anyone who wears glasses all the time - which is a huge number - will be pre-primed for 'smart glasses' even if those people with good eyes can't be convinced. And of course most people in sunny countries are used to wearing sunglasses too.
I don't see "having to wear glasses" as a big stumbling block, if they deliver something even slightly useful.
Re: Why Buy ANY Office Product?
Wow, you should self-publish that story.
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