4546 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Im actually kind of against charities
So we should pay more tax then? Thanks!
Re: The kind of people who care....
I think you mean Oprah, but Opera is equally irrelevant to society and IT purchasing.
Re: Windows 8 launch hasn't gone as expected for the world's largest software maker.
By 'everyone' you mean a tiny minority of people who post on nerdy forums? I doubt my mum has any expectations either way...
Nobody buys an OS for Xmas
There is a massive distinction between Windows8 and Surface. The former is a desktop OS - people don't rush out to buy an OS or a new PC with a new OS.
As for Surface, MS basically said it is a prototype or proof of concept rather than a mainstream product. We need to wait for other manufacturers to release their take on it.
On the other hand, the phones are released (right?) and sound pretty nice but is anyone buying them?
Or you know...
...you could just give to charity directly.
I've seen this on my WP7.5 Lumia 610, but probably once a month at most.
However since iPhones can crash and I assume Android phones do, is this simply a case of modern phone OS being too complicated? I don't remember 'dumb' phones doing this.
>>Perhaps work out a way that they can both use the same plugin API
They do; it's called NPAPI and is the standard API used by every browser except IE which uses ActiveX. Although maybe when you're talking about apps you don't mean quite the same thing... but I don't see why we need 'apps' in a browser - isn't that called a website?
Re: Everyone should be allowed to be 'married'
>>Why do a bunch of 'old blokes in frocks'. have the right to deny people the first option?
Because it's their building.
Re: These comments are crap
It was tongue-in-cheek...
Re: Well make it Polyandry to make it fair for all involved...
Saying something is old-fashioned just to suggest it's wrong is disingenuous.
Re: Just a thought....
A church that disowns you for being gay doesn't understand what it is supposed to be preaching. It is quite possible to be gay, in a church which doesn't condone gay relationships, without being disowned or despised.
>>How come these things are conveniently forgotten by people saying that the bible says that 'homosexuality is wrong'?
There are 2 answers.
1)Those were specific laws to the Jews, which were outmoded under the new covenant thanks to Jesus... Levitical laws in particular are normally considered to fall into this category
2)It is correct that the bible does not say one type of sin is worse than another, so in away you're right... gay sex is not worse than thieving or adultery or lustful thoughts.
You should note though that the claim shouldn't be "homosexuality is wrong", but "acting on homosexuality is wrong"... in the same way that sex with someone you're not married to is not right, but sex itself is not bad or wrong in any way.
Could actually be quite handy
I don't know the addresses of ANY of my friends off-hand. A lazy way to buy a gift for someone without even having to look up their address could be quite cool... e.g if I could go to play.com or Amazon and just pick a FB friend as the recipient, or even automatically see their wish-list without having to find which "John Smith" wish-list I need.
It sounds a lot more a sensible way to monetise the site than paying to promote your posts, that's for sure. A Facebook integration that actually solves a problem.
Re: The conclusion being ....
If they fired him for breaking their policies on equality, I could buy that. But docking his salary while keeping him employed makes no sense.
These comments are crap
I guess people just can't decide who to hate on with so many options... Facebook, Christians, corporate idiots, interfering busybodies... and they're worried having a go at one might in some way seem like implicit support the others.
No, it WAS permitted early on in the bible, and was then forbidden.
Re: Interesting this one...
I've read the bible and while it seems on a superficial level to be anti-gay, a deeper study makes this seem less clear-cut. Nowhere does it seem to be pro-gay but it can be argued it doesn't tackle the issue - it can further be argued that the very notion of sexuality as we understand it now simply didn't exist back then.
I've recently watched a 1-hour in depth lecture on this and 'hazy' is a reasonable description of how he made it appear.
Yes I know. It was part of W7 too. But that wasn't my question - on W7 MSE is pretty good but is that still the case in W8?
Windows to make own phone
Will that be called the Windows Phone Phone?
Re: Here are some suggestions that would surely get Ballmer mad...
They'd release a Linux version if people would buy it - they have Mac Office but that's as far down the unpopular OS route as they want to go. Why bother writing Office for Linux when hardly anybody uses it as their primary desktop OS and Linux users are all freeloaders anyway.
How have MS' own security tools (Firewall and MSE) fared in W8/2012? Presumably they also needed rewriting?
Which country is Opera popular in then?
Re: What the internet is about
I tried Jane: clothing stores
I tried Sarah: a wikipedia article about a bible character
I tried Jenny: a Flight of the Conchords video
Nothing dodgy even in image search that I could see.
Hmmm... using a desktop monopoly to push your own office software. If MS aren't allowed to give me a free browser, this seems pretty unlikely.
If you stick them up your arse? I guess I can see how the close-woven grid could act as a filter...
simply by firing up the popular alternative browser software
Since when is Opera popular outside of mobile? Opera is about as popular as Windows Phone 7.
Except when the browser itself has a vulnerability.
Re: Nothing too wrong with the security of the code
The version in general production pre-war (used for banks, etc) was significantly simpler than the versions (they had several variations) used by the Nazis. They added extra wheels and various electronic doodads.
Many dotcoms have gone massive. Besides nobody is criticising FB because they're a dotcom, but simply because they're FB. THAT is putting personal taste before business.
Re: Reminds me of an odd australianism
Blah blah blah Facebook users are stupid, therefore Facebook investors are stupid because it's linked to Facebook.
You must clearly be stupid too because your post contained the word Facebook. Oh no, now I am too.
Re: Contempt for users = destined to fail
People have been saying that since FB had about 1 million users. They said the same about eBay too.
So you're upset because they assume you're normal?
Re: What if . . .
But IIRC you can only select one person to have an open relationship with? Not sure what happens if two people try to indicate they have an open relationship with you.
I can see you guys wouldn't like the feature, because
a)you can count your friends on one hand
b)neither you or your equally nerdy few friends are in relationships
Still, let's mature and say a feature we don't like is stupid, and anyone who doesn't agree with you is also stupid. Doesn't make you look like the dumb-ass in this situation. Nope, not one bit.
Freesat VS YouView?
I'm a bit confused by this, mainly since I don't know much about YouView... is YouView not compatible with FreeSat then, only with FreeView?
I've got an older Humax (FoxSat) FreeSat PVR which is pretty good, upgrading to this newer version might be cool but is the idea it just has individual iPlayer, 4OD, etc, players installed as Apps? I don't think I can stand using the 4OD player,
Re: If you encrypt it seven times ...
THis is true. It's similar to how you can keep ZIPping the same file and it will eventually reach a single byte in size.
Could cause some confusion when applying for a job and the company checks up on them. "So do you want to bring your boyfriend to the Xmas party?"
Maybe it only does it for certain relationship types?
FB doesn't let you list past relationships does it, it would be fun if you could see a list of past girlfriends/boyfriends/divorces.
Re: What if . . .
Mormons don't have multiple spouses, certainly not legally. That was rather a long time ago.
Romney certainly only has one wife; to suggest otherwise is simply ignorant AND stupid because polygamy is illegal in the USA and nobody would get to run for president without their party running very thorough background checks due to the uproar if something like this was found.
Re: Repeat after me ...
To turn off seeing data which is already available, and simply presented in a different format? Who cares. If you don't want that data on FB, don't tell them about your relationship. But sine the entire point of a social network is to build connections, you've probably missed the point and shouldn't use the service.
If you don't use the service, then your commentary on what FB should or shouldn't do is fairly pointless. It'd be like someone who can't drive talking about what's wrong with the new Ferrari.
What exactly is wrong with a page aggregating data relevant to two connections in a social network? This seems like a perfectly sensible use of their graph to me... if you find it cheesy don't look at the page, but I'm sure lots will like it.
I don't really see a problem
It's a bit saccharin but sure, why not.
I read the title and thought FB was figuring out who you were in a couple with from photos/activity, now THAT would be creepy.
Re: Microsoft still making money off Android?
They don't have to run MS' browser to use MS' search engine. Both MS and Google try to negotiate the default search engine on other peoples' browsers.
Re: Consoles are losing their lustre for me
>>Back to the PC for archaic and un-involving Keyboard/Mouse gaming, or for touch screen gaming with Windows 8?
Or buy a gamepad/joystick/steering wheel. With W8, having a PC in the living room used for playing games might finally become less silly.
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