4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Re: More adverts, everywhere.
Please, FFS grow up and stop using the word "evil" for anything you don't like. Maybe when you spend hundreds of billions of dollars building a platform you can decide to just give it away from the goodness of your heart, until then you'll have to continue being a whiney little bitch.
Just install it the regular way and stop acting all offended they don't allow apps which block their revenue stream in their own app store.
Re: It's my device
It's their store. They will decide what they want to host within it.
You can still decide what's allowed on your device, you just have to do it yourself. You have absolutely zero moral grounds to tell them what they can or can't put in their store.
It's not open source?
Re: This is a product for which I am willing to pay.
I don't use Reader but it's a discontinued product I've actually heard of for a change. And I thought Reader was close to being a standard for RSS so it does seem odd to axe it unless it mysteriously uses a LOT of resources.
Is it a standalone product or integrated with gmail?
Re: Farking idiots!
Cutting off your nose to spite your face, smart move.
I don't really see the point of this one. Can you really not buy a small portable LCD screen for the same cost as a Kindle, hell you can get a complete Android tablet for under £100 in the first place. I get the point is fun over function but this seems one step too far.
Re: Am I missing something?
Well the doctors aren't necessarily the ones in poverty.
I'm surprised I have never seen official microscope add-ons for iPhones, etc. Do they exist... if not would be better than most of the other accessories out there. Get kids into science etc.
Ah that's what it was
I had a friendly email from Google this morning saying they hadn't been able to index my site.
He earns less than Wayne Rooney?
I was pretty sure it had better battery life for an equivalent battery, meaning you can make RT tabs thinner/lighter.
Re: Missed a trick
Or you could buy an Android tablet.
£399 for full Win8
That sounds rather a bargain to me. Even with the keyboard it's cheaper than a mid-range iPad and way cheaper than Surface Pro.
They may be an exploration "into the human condition" but what a lousy collection of films. Solaris? Really?!
Gattaca is a great film though.
Re: I've been saying for years...
So by that argument El Reg's paper plane project wasn't innovative as it just used boring old paper and off the shelf components. I think you're confusing the word "innovate" with "invent".
Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?
>>Lord British is seeking hand-outs from people who will still have to pay for his product once it's completed.
Are you sure about that? Did you even both looking at the site? Getting a free copy of the game/CD is pretty normal on KS assuming you pledge a non-trivial amount... in this case $25 gets you a copy of the game as well as access to the beta program.
Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?
>>if you're a multimillionaire you should fund your own projects. Like the rest of the successful business world do.
Well done for showing your utter ignorance of "the business world". A sizable business venture will typically require tens of millions, and no sensible businessman would put a large proportion of their money in one project.
"The rest of the successful business world" rely on attracting investors and partners precisely so they are operating at lower risk.
Re: Do new tld's really matter?
But your average user just types amazon+ENTER don't they?
Amazon's recent moves - background?
I thought they all made their bids last year, so what's this new turn of events?
So it's fine for a company to own a generic .com (DIY.com) but not a generic TLD? TLDs are profilerating to such an extent it seems little difference to me,
Re: Draganflyer X-4
Since theirs was an octo and the X-4 is a quadro, clearly not. But it did look a lot like the octo also featured in this article, and yes it was very impressive. I want one.
A bit hard to legislate that, unless local councils decide individually somehow?
They also don't seem to list a price, and since they are keen to point out it's cheap compared to a plane, I guess it's not cheap at all.
It annoys me there is no notepad++ for OSX. Yes I know there are built-in tools and probably better ones for OSX, but a consistent set of apps is nice for those of us who have to skip between multiple OS very frequently.
Your computer sucks
If it takes you a long time to wait for VS to boot up (not to load a project, just to load a file) you are doing it wrong.
If you don't like an OS which puts restrictions on what software you can run, don't use it.
Apple has the same monopoly on tablets
Really? El Reg readers are always super keen to point out this isn't the case, and that the fact everybody you know uses iPad is just a bad sample based on you being a hipster knob with other hipster knob friends.
Re: Good Old MS
Don't forget good old Google and Apple who use exactly the same tricks and worse when they can get away with it.
Re: A third party fixes Windows 8...
Re: Classic Shell is free and open source, and has a community
If you've never used the functionality then your opinion that it's not useful isn't exactly worth much.
Re: Hang On
You mean like paying for Office because Wordpad doesn't do everything?
You don't HAVE to pay. If you like the functionality provided, buy it. Otherwise don't.
Typical Linuxboi... cutting off your nose to spite your face and then running around telling everyone about it like it's an achievement.
Re: Worked for me
Maybe MS will just buy it and make available as a powertool or whatever they call those things.
Well there's a surprise
IT workers outraged at idea of banning porn :)
>>it's based on the idea that all pornography is male abuse of women
No it isn't. It's based on the idea that this is an accurate GENERALISATION. In the same way that saying "women earn less than men in the UK" doesn't precude some women earning more than most men.
So you have to decide if the generalisation is a load of BS or not.
One 6th the size?
A 1" screen is not 1/6 the size of a 6" screen.
Re: 150MB per page!?
Even so that's a lot assuming compression is used. I suppose it's not simply "you may not always be sure that's an "e" and not an "G"" but being able to zoom in and look at the type of ink/paper/whatever.
Cool project anyway.
>>Let's be honest: If you're drinking less than half a dozen, then you don't really have any grounds for lecturing us pros on how we should be doing it.
On that logic I can't know anything about whisky unless I drink at least a half dozen drams a day? Or about sex unless I do it six times a day?
as Eadon would say, LOGIC FAIL
Re: Brewing time
It depends if you want it to taste of tea, or just tannin. Maybe the problem is your taste buds' sensitivity.
Re: It all depends on the water!
I believe that the big companies tweak their product depending where in the country it is being sold?
Re: Brewing Time
Why would you feed tea to pigs, it has little nutritional value.
I guess Tetley is the Coldplay of tea... actually nothing wrong with it but it's cool to jump on the bandwagon and express loathing towards it.
Meh. 30s of gentle agitation - don't mash the bag but keep it moving - does the same thing. Or using the string if it's that type of tea-bag.
Pyramidal bags are scientifically proven to infuse a LOT faster than regular ones too.
Re: Dons cynical hat
Yes, it's almost like they're doing a series on SimCity, thinking it might be of interest to reminisce on the dawn of the new game.
Re: Dons cynical hat
You mean like a new game has reminded the writers to go back and reminisce about the classic ones?
How very dare they.
I never placed 3000 even though I loved 2000. Does it use proper 3D meaning I can run it at a decent resolution on a modern PC?
also, wikipedia says "A version of SimCity 3000, known simply as SimCity for iPhone, was released in 2011 for the iPhone and iPod Touch"
If anyone can confirm it runs well on W7 I am going to find a copy on eBay!
Re: O happy day...
If you feel so bad about it than rather than boycotting them, why don't you buy from amazon, work out the CT they haven't paid and therefore lowered their prices by, and then give it to HMRC directly (yes they do accept donations).
I'm guessing the reason why not is that you're a hypocrite who is happy to be outraged and moralistic about others, as long as it doesn't hurt their own pocket.
Server 2012 uses Metro.
Re: The headline sounded better than it was.
Why would you think they're not already working on W9?
I like the Kinect bit
That could be kinda cool on an embedded system if it works well.
Re: Too late
Good to know you're making decisions rationally James. The facts change but your decision doesn't, way to run a business based on spite and emotion.
Saving face maybe, but many big corporations would just stick their feet in the mud and their fingers in their ears and ignore the complaints. So, well done MS, I guess. Sort of. Ish.
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