Looking forward to the comments on this one...
Should be very balanced and objective.
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Should be very balanced and objective.
So what - it is their brand. A brand they have been building and marketing for decades
And for the sake of argument, compiling a CD might not be the most strenuous job but you have to assume it still takes a fair amount of time for them to decide the songs to use and the ordering - real bands take ages sometimes doing the same on their albums after all. So while you coming up with the same order by chance is perfectly fine, deliberately copying their work is a bit dubious. Doing so and then distributing this USING their brand name seems a bit blatant.
It's been a long time, but I thought MOS sold recorded mixes, i.e. NOT just bunging songs on a CD?
Anyway, what about NOW? If I call a playlist NOW45 what then?
Copying the order and calling it the same name as the CD.
They don't want to bring the buggy, untested products to market, only a polished slick version based on thorough examination of the failings and successes of first-to-market products.
As a business strategy, it makes sense to me!
I've been copying and pasting between VM and host machine and between VMs for ages through use of RDP. It does seem pretty arbitrary when it works and when it doesn't.
I'm not a sysadmin, just a humble user, so can someone explain why what they've announced isn't what I already use?
Oh come on. Gravity may be detectably different at the poles but really this is not a factor in doing rough sums. And they are not going a long way up - the Earth's radius is ~6400km so they are only going to be 5% further from the centre of mass than you are right now. Again, measurable but pretty minor.
I think you'll find most of us have G/F accounts, but don't want to use them as ubiquitous logins.
Doesn't StackExchange work primarily on OpenID - I have about a dizen sites all on the same login so that's going to be annoying.
Wow, that's a long time in computer terms.
How are these as general Android tablets... and how crippled are they if you don't root them? Would one of these be adequate for Netflix/iPad HD streaming - that'd be the main use other than web-browsing & email.
So basically the creator of the shirt is lying about their shirt being censored in order to sell more shirts?
Every iPad case could have one as standard (like the Surface but you don't have to pay silly money). Apple could invent the idea of a tablet with keyboard... or more seriously could be the first company to actually do it in a slick way people want to buy/use (actually I think MS did that with Surface but nobody noticed).
Surely it's not. That would imply most people own premium top-end phones and that seems massively unlikely when you consider how many low/mid-range models are on offer. Most people don't want to pay £35+/month.
It is a concern, but maybe they've worked out a deal on this to continue using the Nokia name. It's not like Nokia means much to the new generation of purchaser anyway, only their parents.
What exactly is your point? It's not like MS are the only one selling entry-level low-price smart-phones. You do realise most of Android's success is fueled by cheaper phones, not top-end iPhone competitors?
Maybe it's simply normal market fluctuation.
... if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Technet and MAPS both fall into that category for me. They're amazing resources for a tiny startup.
I bet you can use your iPhone to turn on a coffee maker.
I'm not sure I want revolution. I want a damn phone which is slick to use (fast, nice OS) and well designed aesthetically. I do not want lasers or scissors or a toaster built in. Battery life and super-tough glass you can use with gloves are my two requests compared to current iPhone and comparable handsets.
You win the "stating the obvious" prize...
Need and appreciate are two very different words. If I was fielding bug reports from users, screenshots and videos would be wonderful.
Except the video would be either full desktop resolution saved as AVI and attached to the email, or 320x240 pixelated rubbish, of course, based on most users!
It would be a great homage to advertising history if they call the next version Android Lemon
Yes but the UK is only one market. You want 10% of the US or Chinese market too :)
I mean directly and deliberately, rather than just because nobody else wants it... with full control over the hardware like Apple do?
Despite the shoddy BBC news coverage which makes it sound like Nokia hasn't moved into smartphones yet, WP is slowly gaining ground and is at least credible. MS don't need to own the market, just hold a non-negligible share of it, 10-20% perhaps.
I do think it's a shame they won't be Nokia phones, since they are not buying Nokia as a whole, that's a big brand name to lose.
But Lumia is developing as quite a strong brand (whether you like it is a different story) and they could for instance integrate Skype into the phone even more tightly.
WP8 is arguably MS' best product right now, though unfortunately one of their worst sellers!
If the showers failed nobody would notice.
It's like a pod farm in the Matrix
Got to hate those developers who are passionate about what they do, it'd be better if they were all old crusties like you. The kind of people who go to these events are people who love coding, and do it in their spare time.
Well you already get an annual or bi-annual service anyway, whether you have GPS or not...
So the days of SatNavs requiring an update by your garage are going to be over... it will be updatable with new data and new software automatically?
That would be nice. And given that Nokia Maps works great as a GPS even on my bottom-of-the-line Lumia 610, it sounds a good idea.
Did you mean to search for sausages, or go to http://sausages?
Is what Lewis Page will have at any suggestion the nuclear power plant leaked anything other than fairy dust and happiness...
You do realise that claiming Elop deliberately damaged the company to make acquisition easier is to claim he did something utterly illegal, right? If Nokia even suspected it, they or their shareholders could launch a massive lawsuit.
Clever efficient programmers are all over the place still. But clever, efficient programming is a tool to use when needed rather than all the time - if your input requirements mean a simple O(N^2) solution is perfectly fine then why spend an extra two days writing a convoluted O(NlogN) one. They didn't do this for fun back in the old days, but because it was essential - nowadays we still do it when it's essential.
You don't rebuild your Ford Focus engine and tune it because it doesn't actually make your commute to work any quicker. But you do your track car.
Not if you can control which apps are allowed to do it. Can you?
Is there a technical reason WP/iOS can't support this too? I don't know how the 3.5mm jack specification works, does Anroid support things others do not, or only support them differently?
Technical answer rather than slagging off iOS requested :)
Yep. The same way Ferrari and Porsche and Lamborghini are niche.
Making the argument that having the majority of market share implies quality is pretty imbecilic coming from any kind of linux supporter, given that you spend most of your free time slagging off Windows.
Presumably it can/will be disabled when the phone is locked.
The opposite of regular 3D printing then, subtractive rather than additive? Like how Apple make their unibody cases?
I actually don't object to being given a free service in return for using my information, as long as you tell me how it will be used and let me quit if I disagree. Someone has to pay for it...
However, I would be interested in FB offering a paid membership to opt out of all that crud - give people who object a way to keep using your product and paying the revenue you would have got through ads.
For now, if I just don't 'like' products and brands the problem seems to go away. The only time I would 'like' is to support a local business or enroll in a contest which I'll then 'unlike' later.
No, not even slightly. Perhaps use a dictionary... evil doesn't mean running questionable practices, just as a moron is not someone who is technically incompetent.
Dubious, questionable, controversial, worrying, unethical are all terms you could use quite legitimately. Evil is several orders of magnitude above any of those, unless you view that taking liberties with digital privacy is on a par with throwing Jews into gas chambers. If you do, then I'll make an exception against using the term moron.
... with 5 years Google F1 experience
or 'tosser' and 'lodger' for someone who plays loud music and leaves muddy shoes in the hallway
And each generation ends up sounding like sad old crusties when they come out with stuff like:
" I'd suggest that the disease of social networking is to blame for the rapid rise in the nonsense language as kids try to be individual and identify themselves."
(not picking on you just making a point)
If there is less redundancy doesn't that mean less ways to say the same thing which implies the language is easier to learn?
Opium is a plant. Any number of incredibly toxic poisons are plants.
Saying "it's just a plant" is as empty of fact as "it's just a natural chemical". It's as bad as people claiming pornography and pedophilia are the same.
Shush, druggies aren't great at logical arguments.
Smoking a joint != growing your own plants.