3807 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Smack! Crash! Bang!
Why would they hit the wall - they can just continue downsizing to meet whatever the demand is.
If people are getting a bit tired of the Apple brand - simply because it's not so cool - then maybe a MS brand will have some chance since Android is the no-brand alternative, and lots of people are always going to prefer a brand.
Instagram was like 2 people so I doubt it!
I got a WP Nokia a few weeks ago - I think it's great. When you say "I hate Windows" do you mean you hate Windows desktop so you refused to even try a totally different OS because it had the same name, or that you tried and hated WP?
What jurisdiction does the UK have over two US companies? If they'd said it WASN'T OK, what difference would it make?
I seem to remember pretty decent coverage 4 years ago - the main BBC coverage was similar to this time around.
Um, BBC have recently (within the last 2 months) moved away from Flash. They trialed this for the "Hackney Weekend" festival - for the first time you can watch live stuff on iPad, etc. It seemed to 'just work' but I don't know what tech is utilized... Flash is still in there somewhere because on my Windows Phone it wanted Flash... I guess they maybe fall back to HTML5 on iOS specifically or something.
It is said by people who didn't ever study history.
Re: Cockup upon cockup.
Yes it's almost like they're showing some semblance of responsibility.
What options does Apple give? I had to set up a payment option on my iPad recently but put in my card number without looking what the other options were...
Low quality genuine local stuff might be OK but how they'd fill a channel all day I've no idea.
Re: "Many societies ... consider homosexuality to be contrary to their culture [or] morality"
So in that case you won't be telling them that oppressing women is wrong, because it's their business not yours and you want to set a good example?
so-called “dot-brand” or “single-registrant” gTLD
I think these are stupid. Being able to own a whole TLD for yourself in the first place just massively ruins the ability of getting a domain that's useful.
Re: You'd think -
Isn't that the argument in favour of .xxx? People aren't wanting to make it easy for them to block it for themselves, they object the thing is wrong in the first place and we should be working to stop it, not implicitly condone it . Hardly a complex argument, regardless of whether you agree with it.
remind me what "freedom of speech" is
something which is decided on a nation by nation basis, not some world utopian ideal.
I'm confused, if your books are in the Kindle app then surely they will automatically appear on ANY device you sign into with your kindle ID, including an actual Kindle? e.g I have a Kindle, and when I installed the app on my iPad, Windows Phone, Mac and PC, the books were ready to read.
This slickness is one of Kindle's major strengths so I don't follow all the side-load advice, unless I misunderstood your setup?
Is this an honest-to-goodness...
...sensible patent for something real? Or is it a generic "patent something thinner" one?
Aren't e-readers a sewn-up market right now? Sure the walled-garden zealots are a fervent minority but still a minority - and those people would probably pay the same/more to avoid lock-in. Joe Public is surely going to stick with brand-name security... iPad or Kindle.
Re: ch 4
Channel 4 has a good track record of their documentaries about the disabled (and anyone challenging the limits of humanity), which feed directly into their "meet the super humans" shows about paralympian athletes. Maybe if you watched them rather than make blanket accusations because C4 invented Big Brother you'd know these things.
Well firstly you're just plain wrong - Freesat had all 24 SD/HD extra channels and that is a free service like FreeView... it was wonderful.
Secondly, red-button on FreeView does NOT only show content from the existing channels. I don't know what they did at the Olympics but previously they have used it to show F1 practice, alternative tennis matches at Wimbledon and visualised radio shows - for instance when Moyles did the 52-hour show the whole thing was live video on the red button.
Re: Is an OS upgrade not risky at that distance?
Since they are upgrading the software literally the moment it lands, I'm also confused why they didn't do it before take-off, considering how far ahead everything is planned.
"Unless you're a plumber, people use webmail services to keep home and work lives separate"
Normal people use their home PC for home email and their work PC for work email... Outlook is/was (not sure they even provide it for free now) very widely used with the masses who would struggle to find a webmail. The number of people using the email address provided by their ISP is evidence of this.
Crap but a step forward
Even in crummy SD, these services NEED to get content to be better. Netflix is wonderful but lags way behind on US shows, even behind boxsets being released.
As for streaming-only... sorry guys but this is how things are going. Even though my usage isn't limited it feels wrong that I'm downloading Gbs every hour, but it works well and I just have to accept this is the future, and be consoled by the fact I can watch it on any of my devices (at home or anywhere with decent wifi) at the click of a button (or finger) without running a media server.
I haven't tried outlook.com but Outlook is by far the best desktop email application. However since gmail came along, I'm less and less convinced email needs a dedicated desktop app. I'm not in favour of moving every application into a web app but gmail is a wonderful counter-example.
Re: Never mind design...
Congratulations on not understanding statistics.
Re: "the time is right to reimagine email"
gmail was pretty much a re-imagining... when I go back to other web-based email or older versions of Outlook it's just horrible.
In my view, gmail ties with search as Google's best product.
Re: So, what happpens ...
Unless Adam has/had sole rights to the music, then the court case would be dismissed in about 2min.
Re: Trolls Gotta troll
I'm not sure, possibly Bungle is the troll here. After all while their music has a message it is presented in contemporary popular form, otherwise known as 'pop music'. Most people like listening to it because of how it sounds, not what it says.
I only recently set up my will and I was told if you leave things to people, you can't put conditions like this on it... you give something to someone and now it's theirs.
"Mark Zuckerberg should manage his Privacy Settings"
Great job Mr. Anonymous. Except that your privacy settings can't stop someone posting a photo of you, they can only control whether you can be tagged and who can see that you're tagged.
The sheep don't voluntarily send the message
Thanks for clearing that up.
Re: False positives...
By monitoring several animals in a flock you can be more confident, and by using past data you can train your system to the same end.
And no, knowing a predator is attacking is valuable because you can get there when it's only one or two animals, not the whole herd.
I like how you grouped CofE with Atheist.
So do we bet it lands OK, or that they stuff it?
Cast your prediction by the vote buttons...
Will wait and see though. MS have done a great job integrating social media on WP7 so they could get users by repeating that.
Wind and gravity don't impact on pistol shooting; it's too short distance. It's only 10m or so unlike rifle shooting over several hundred metres.
Recoil is more relevant but then since they already switched to air pistols...
Re: "an unnamed man in Darwin"
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Do we know which end he inserted?