Re: "Foxconn Fire"?
6022 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Selling 8 FF devices isn't going to help. FF(O)S is going to make Nokia look like a giant.
Except that in this scenario the role of the black people, who had no rights, is filled by the government, who make the laws in the first place. So it's not in any way the same.
Rubbish. They only pay taxes on profits after paying salaries and fat bonuses. They only build CT into prices in the sense that they want to make money on sales.
This article is about Opera full-fat desktop version, not Opera Mini, isn't it?
As a non-Opera user, how does this new version differentiate itself from Chrome in terms of real functionality (rather than simply being Chrome without alleged spying)? Does it bring Opera's old featureset along, whatever that is, or is this a total restart?
I like Chrome but wouldn't mind trying something Chromey if it has some cool features.
If you can't find an interesting/useful application for affordable wearable computing, you're not very imaginative.
How interesting to know a list of things some anonymous person on the internet doesn't want to buy. Do elaborate - are cucumbers on that list too? What about your favourite brand of crisps?
I like chicken.
You can keep them.
We already have beef tomatoes after all.
Grow up. Nobody is interested in your political opinions or your little life. Maybe watch less sci-fi and read El Reg comments a bit less, and go outside for some fresh air, clearly you're very easily influenced.
As someone who switches between Mac & PC I share your pain but I think it is the difference between the two OS which is to blame not either OS doing anything wrong.
No because in case you hadn't noticed, W8 is targeting the 99% of desktops and laptops that don't have touch.
It seems a sensible idea but I'm sure I could easily configure one of the spare buttons on my existing MS mouse (Laser Mouse 5000, very nice it is too)
... a more serious question, is there a good comparison anywhere because I'm a getting a bit lost between the Mozilla one, Tizer (as I want to call it), Ubuntu, and who knows what else.
How is using HTML5 for apps the way to promote efficient use of CPU and prolong battery life?
MS has been top for 25 years an still hasn't sunk. FB isn't going anywhere soon... not until something else comes to replace it.
What a small and sad life you lead.
"Facebook is about to disappear"
No, it has merely (finally) reached the peak of stupidly fast growth and now has to take a reality check. Until something comes along to usurp it, FB will remain a big player.
Also remember this is specific to the UK, who are probably like 3% of FaceBook's user-base.
FB is no longer the cool new thing but it is still the dominant player... look how many decades MS has stayed top and how slowly their position is eroded even with Vista and W8.
They were strenuously complaining about publishers fixing prices on Kindle books, meaning they sometimes sold paper copies cheaper than e-books, so does all this mean companies like Amazon now but e-books at an agreed price and can sell them for whatever they want?
Or one that's worth having.
What rot. The market can support multiple top-end phones at once, not only one. When Ferrari bring out a stunning new model, Lamborghini don't go bankrupt.
Not surprising. However I think the whole concept of a desktop app-store is to blame, not MS' implementation - I would expect to find the Mac AppStore isn't used much and that is a MUCH more integrated ecosystem. Similarly, the Chrome AppStore for PCs.
How do you know he hasn't spent 25 years saying this?
>>Keith Richard is cool. Apple, Google, Yahoo, Tumblr, Facebook and Myspace aren't, weren't and never could be.
What planet are you on? Apple is cool. Facebook was/is. Myspace definitely was once.
I wonder why they went for an 8-core CPU then, games are hard to multi-thread efficiently so I'd have thought a fast dual/quad core CPU would be better. But perhaps the price-point necessitates AMD.
I thought that too - just a black box. Hardly sleek based on that photo, not that it really matters IMO.
Is it actually a fancy 8-core CPU or just a standard i5 with hyperthreading?
Well you can already get apps for LoveFilm and Sky Now and iPlayer on XBox360 so why would it be any different?
When you are only targeting one specific hardware combo, you can tune for it.
Also... even the original XBox was x86 and based on Windows/DirectX.
Other than Kinect it seems a simple evolutionary update - better hardware, more integration, etc. Which is not a complaint really. But it seems like Kinect may again overshadow the platform itself... like nVidia accidentally entering the super-computer market this could be one of MS' big wins this decade.
XBox has used DirectX since the original XBox...
What ahppens is every game dev company writes their own abstraction libraries (game engine) around the underlying APIs so they don't have to write separate code for each platform for each game.
Charging weekly is hardly an issue. Build chargers into mouse-mats (actually I patent that).
A screen that turns off when not being used is not a problem either really in my view if you get advantages to make up for it.
By paying his corporation tax? Or by going back in time and changing his father's tax planning?
No doubt you have full copies of his tax records to indicate he is not a person but a corporation paying VAT in Luxembourg?
You don't need to upgrade a WP7 phone, you just wait a year for the free upgrade. Like 95% of Android users in fact. The only people who reliably upgrade their mobile OS in bulk are iPhone users because Apple virtually force you to.
Don't let the facts get in your way AC, those sales figures are totally irrelevant.
People said texting on a touchscreen would be lousy and not catch on, too.
But clearly the point is, the circuit can be killed so the strategy works!
You still used a hashtag.
If we've started putting hashtags in comments, that's a new low.
Or less politely, idiots.
Children are the next generation of adults you silly man.
That may indeed be you. Having your own company means you only need to take money out as needed so you can avoid seeing your personal bank balance getting so large you start frittering it away.
Looks like you got mentioned:
Get your contracts reviewed and insurance against investigations through PCG and you're set. Many also get PI cover.
Definitely still worth going Ltd.
People probably said the same about the mouse and GUIs once ;)
Actually, some of the Linuxtards on these forums probably STILL say it.
I've used OSX 10.5->10.8 a fair bit and I still think Win 7 is better than OSX.
It's still sales for MS. Many businesses skip a version anyway to save time & money, as long as they are buying Windows what does MS care... and many businesses will wait 1-2 years for issues to be discovered and fixed so we might be on 8.1/Blue by then and find they start switching at this point.
Who knows, if MS are going the Blue route maybe a business edition will allow even more of the Mettro stuff to be turned off as a policy?