3647 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Sod that, fry them with some scrambled eggs!
Not the concept, just the implementation on this model. What's the point of a tablet that is rain-proof if you can't actually use it outside - half the use-cases involve using it in situ not repairing to the van to enter the data.
Yeah, loads of benefits claimants know about Linux.
Re: Do you know anyone on benefits? No, didn't think so
But the stereotype of the doleite who can afford Sky, fags, booze and a PS3 is very much true.
If you're on benefits, how do you even afford a smartphone?!
I've heard you can get a slab of sausage in a phone booth but that is a bit different.
It does, it says they are rich.
The judge should ... put all of Samsung and Apple patents in the public domain
Yeah and maybe demand they give all their phones away for free.
Re: Nice shopping
This is like Terry Pratchett's assertion that the rich can live for less than the poor because they can buy boots which cost 10X as much but last forever while the poor have to buy cheap ones that only last a year or two?
It's quite amazing Apple have damn near half the entire smartphone market in the US.
Last all week?
Without going off?
Re: Was there a Demo version?
If the game's costing $8, it's not too unreasonable to buy it on a whim if reviews are OK (are there any?)
Loads of people who would buy a full version if they had no other choice, would still pirate a free copy. That doesn't mean every pirate copy is a lost sale, more the reverse - people used to pursue cheap imports in the old days in the same way.
Those who simply want to pirate will not buy games, but many genuine would-be buyers are lost when a free copy is so easy to get.
Re: Brilliant initiative from Google's end
Making it hard to spot you're wearing them is a way off but you can already buy a hidden camera that lives in a button if you want to.
Re: Targeted advertising...?
If you wear them when naked it will be able to tell if you do...
Yeah, I mean your Android phone is just a constant barrage of targeted advertising, all over the homescreen, during phone and video calls, etc.
Glass is just another Android device.
Re: Back from the brink?
WP is objectively a great OS, certainly not pants. People who don't know what an OS is probably shouldn't use the term.
"very much loved"
Re: Internet connection required
There were rumours the PS4 would be like that too. They are merely rumours.
If you hard-boil them then it's a whole other sandwich - equally toast and fried/poached/scrambled egg or even toast & soldiers.
However I hope your loaf doesn't go mouldy...
No Gorilla glass
Surely everyone puts a screen protector on their pricey smartphone anyway so the smeariness issue is moot?
I'm very tempted to upgrade from my 610 but I guess I'll wait a bit. At this end of the market, it does sound a very good deal - for a basic smartphone apps are less of an issue I would imagine too since that's not what we want a budget phone for.
Re: Dear God
You need to learn about the reduced section and when the fill it up. I know a married couple who lived off £10 for their groceries as their regular life, and it wasn't even like they were just surviving, they could rustle up quite nice meals.
"By living off just £1 per day for food for 5 days, you will be bringing to life the direct experiences of the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty and helping to make real change."
In many of the poorest countries, £1 would buy you 3 meals... hell in some countries you could buy 3 beers with £1!
Re: Why does it have to be in a phone?
Maybe that's how you treat your pets, but not the rest of us.
Re: Revolutionary small payment method
Don't be silly. He has such an important life, those 20s could be used posting a sarcastic comment on the internet. People need to live more relaxed lives...
Taking a card out of my wallet is ... quicker than loading a phone app
Isn't the point that you don't have to load an app?
I never really understood why Amazon have their own branded credit card. It doesn't seem to fit in with their other products and they seem relatively focused on their target markets (unlike Tesco for example). Other than a bit of extra cash, is there some good business logic for doing this?
Re: Wandering lonely
You mean shifting from crummy local Windows infrastructure to scalable, efficient open-source stack?
Re: Will they also force...
When Ford buy all the showrooms and prevent any builders buying new ones, wait and see.
Re: Oh no!
Might is right eh?
Re: The kids won't use it??? WTF
How often do you see people paying with their phones? I never saw anyone... barely see anyone using NFC on their CC either although it's handy in MCDonald since small payments need no pin.
Re: The frame comes off
String/rope/wire routinely hold hundreds of Kg and things costing far more - the mast on a yacht for instance.
Re: I would sell my mum for votes
Eunuchs have historically been employed in brothels and harems, since they can be trusted not to touch the merchandise.
Re: The Microsoft Tax
I think they're both equally asinine.
Easy to say, harder to do when you're talking about big amounts of data. Even if you have a copy, getting it into another setup is a big job because data volume has increased far faster than upload speeds.
They could but they make tons of money from AWS as well. It would not do MS any good if their AWS customers got huge price hikes because migrating to Azure might be no easier than porting to Linux and staying on AWS without needing to migrate data.
$5000 for Piers Morgan?
It's a bit low but I could do with the cash if he promises not to talk too much.
Great objective reporting...
Re: Always cheaper?
It's anti-competitive to lower their prices?
Re: Its not a mistake
Maybe he doesn't think it's right he should kow-tow to other's customs, that is hardly an unusual view amongst nerds - as is general contempt for social convention.
Re: There some cool possibilities
I never said it was perfect, only that there are possibilities here. In theory clever software could detect things with some degree of usefulness, it doesn't have to be perfect.
Re: Nice, if you can watch it
£5.99 is the monthly subscription, HoC just became available like every other show.
Re: @Steve Knox
They make it easy to cancel though. You don't have to phone some pushy salesman to get them to allow you to cancel, which is my pet peeve for free trials. Not as good as those trials who let you pre-select not to pay when you sign up, but not bad.
There some cool possibilities
(in a techy marketing way at least)
Like seeing what you're watching based on your hashtags and tailoring ads for stuff in the show or deemed likely to be of interest. Advertising tailored to you based on what you're doing RIGHT NOW is pretty powerful potentially.
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