4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Buy yourself out??
Effectively saying he wanted to pay not to have to go through the process. He was going to pay with the bonus he wouldn't receive for not complying.
That used to be the case, but is less and less true as time goes on.
It's almost like the internet itself is changing over time or something!
It's a tough line to walk between "it was good enough for 1999, why change it" and change for change's sake... it's important to remember old sites weren't static and simple because it was considered better, but because connection speeds and browsers back then couldn't handle anything more!
Re: Great article!
With tablets, aren't we heading back to 4:3 a bit anyway?
Re: I love my Mac, iPad, and iPhone....
Chris pray do tell us which company you could switch to which doesn't aggressively use patents? Cos it sure as heck isn't MS or Google.
There's nothing like a balanced view for a good debate, and that was nothing like a balanced view.
Re: ...not again.
And Google are angelic in comparison?
Oh wait, I forgot the site bias where Android is a blowjob and Apple is rimming your dad.
Just very disappointing.
Re: enough of the trolling ..
Really, having to change the default place documents are stored is a reason to install an entirely new Office suite?
Talk about an over-reaction.
Re: Are they ever..
Good totally subjective post there Fred. Well, it's not 100% subjective if I'm fair, the objective parts are simply incorrect. "Profoundly unsafe" indeed... because your local hard-drive is statistically safer than a data-centre with RAID-6, etc, etc.
Realistically how long until that all slides into the background and you stop noticing it, exactly the way an newly plastered wall looks ugly and then 2 years later a dinner guest mentions "you're still doing the house up then?" and you realise you never got round to painting it!
Re: Another good reason not to upgrade.
Oh look a Libre shill!
It's a decent app but it's certainly not compatible with MS formats as you describe... I've never come across a medium-complexity MS doc that can be viewed/edited properly in Libre/Open. e.g I send a contract to a client in Office format and they sign and send back a printed version from Libre with an apologetic "sorry the formatting went a bit wrong" note.
Maybe this has been fixed since I last tested, but last time I asked that and everyone indignantly said "of course it's fixed now", I got the latest version and it was a crap as ever in this regard.
So stick either 100%Office or 100% Libre is my view, unless you can get people to save their Office docs in ODF perhaps. Which they won't!
Re: ALL CAPITALS
So what, this is a menu not an IM chat.
I just noticed, the titles on the right side of this page are all caps too: FORUMS, YOUR TOPICS, SPOTLIGHT, JOBS.
Why haven't we seen Nokia W8 tablets, it seems the obvious thing to do.
Re: Good value
Yeah that's pretty amazing - I'd love to have an MRI of myself in digital form just to look around!
I saw no mention, wasn't Skype supposed to be integrated with Office?
Re: So I have these large databases and spreadsheets
Most of those questions are equally valid for ANY cloud-based storage. You'd have to do some proper research off your own bat.
El Reg were asking about review feedback recently... well can I suggest the price should be very prominantly displayed? Either in the vital stats section or ideally, under the title. Seeing of something is a £200 or £2000 pricepoint could influence not only how I read the review, but whether I bother to read it at all!
Re: Like I would even consider owning one or both?
Damn, they were waiting on your approval for the final go-ahead too.
Re: Oh dear..
They just won't turn it on?
Re: This is what happens when marketing people
Um, that's a pretty silly point. The whole point is that software people are good at making software, not good at making business decisions or doing marketing or customer service or UX design...
Software created only by software people with no input from anyone else is one of the reasons open-source retains a bad reputation... applications which are tremendously powerful but entirely unintuitive!
On the other hand, people leaving fake bad/good reviews for whatever reason is also important. In some cases (say Tripadvisor) it could potentially sink your business if a few people decided you were their target for the week.
A real review of a real product by a real person is not too bad IMO - reviews are not the same as YouTube comments.
Re: Barely one day?!
It depends a lot how much you use the phone. My Lumia 610 lasts multiple days with everything turned on but I don't use it very much. You'd guess someone reviewing a phone is a pretty heavy user so I'd take that with a little salt.
Re: Porn Apps
Do they even allow porn apps?
Up to them really...
If they decide the potential loss of data quantity is countered by perceived improvement in data quality, then it's their call. I'll just choose not to write reviews or use their services if I think the cost outweighs the value.
It's a cool little device and for use in science projects (like balloons etc) is wonderful.
But as a way to teach the basics of programming, well schools are CRAMMED with computers. And it's trivial to put on something like LOGO or BASIC, you can even find web-sites which will let you do it with no need to install anything.
So for pure programming the Pi serves only as a publicity tool to get people interested. I guess that's a good enough result - if all it serves is to get people coding on Windows it's still great. But it's real strength comes when it's used to interact with something in a way a PC can't.
Re: Wireless charging
Well the article said it's a feature you don't know you want until you use it...
Carrying a cable is a minor inconvenience, carrying a mains charger a bigger one if you're not going to be at a PC.
However I read MS are teaming up with companies like Starbucks to provide wireless charging points. If THAT happens, the idea makes a lot of sense... ubiquitous charging in the same way as ubiquitous wi-fi.
Why would ANYONE (even Ballmer) think they would be out-selling Apple with a brand new product?
@J. R. Hartley
Pricing it cheap gives the impression it's just another cheap tablet. Pricing it at a premium price point gives the impression it is a premium iPad competitor.
>> I completely despise Apple
Basically means you're not worth listening to, anyone who holds such an overzealous opinion of a hardware company (unless it's purely due to human rights issues or something) is an idiot.
What I still fail to understand is why MS don't hire a few developers to work on nothing but creating a slew of half-decent apps for WP8. Not MS-brand apps even, simply bung cash at developers to make specific apps.
For 1% of the marketing budget they could pay for 1000 apps probably.
So basically Chrome are trying to make touch-PCs popular, now who exactly is that going to benefit most...
Re: Get some, already
"Most people who, uh, get laid regularly aren't interested in the constant sexual innuendo"
I think you'll find they are. Maybe you have a rather flaccid libido compared to normal men.