Re: Goodness gracious!
Um, it's 9 Billion not million.
5958 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Um, it's 9 Billion not million.
Easy to see which data is to facebook.com
Not really. You can't make generalisations across the entire world like that. WP could be a surpise hit in the low-price sector.
That's only a little below the full-smartphone Lumia 520 price-point. So presumably Nokia will soon be competing directly agaisnt android with WP8 in the low-end, which could be pretty interesting to watch.
Because fragmentation is a pain when moving devices. They could agree not to launch their own service in return for a share of Amazon's profits. DRM aside, Kindle is a great cross-platform solution.
Why don't they just hatch a deal with Amazon - who sell more books on iPad than Apple do IIRC. Make Kindle the 'official' reader app for Windows.
You have it backwards. Piracy is going on, but adding DRM doesn't reduce it. For anyone to suggest people don't pirate music in massive droves is just naive/stupid.
Presumably the point is not that people aren't pirating their books, but that pirating DRM copies is so easy it makes little difference?
I don't know, do e-books suffer the same levels of piracy as music & video?
Anti-matter responds to gravity in the regular way. AM in tiny quantities is easy to make as evidenced by the existance if the PET Scan.
Um, as a "religious nut" I applaud this kind of scientific progress...
Good point. A new Twitter will arise that lets you literally follow someone as they walk about (or TWitter/FB/G+ will do it)... thounsands of people sitting inside watching Stephen Fry try on shoes...
To all those who think nobody would ever wear anything like this... modern sunglasses would once have been very bizarre, as would a baseball cap or shorts. Fashions change so it's only a matter of time before this is seen as normal.
Plus of course, thick-frame glasses are cool right now so simply add another thick arm and some plain glass lenses and it will barely be noticeable, especially as the tech shrinks.
I could see you getting the same treatment though without the need of a prosthetic.
Grow the f*** up.
Another great high publicity case to support DRM... if you want content not to be covered in security crap then act like responsible adults rather than take advantage.
Makes it look like a TNG shuttlecraft with the props invisible.
Chris I thought they became unwriteable first, so could be moved to spare sectors - why a drive has X% spare capacity?
I have been toying with getting a SSD as second drive but now I might as well get a big SSD to replace my current spinny drive entirely.
Question: does fragmentation still exist on SSDs or is it entirely a relic of the mechanics of spinny disks?
(also I want to get a silver RAIN comment in but not sure if anyone will get the reference)
No it isn't, it's far more friendly than GL in my book.
No IE support then. I didn't think browsers on mobile supported it either, I know my iPad doesn't (I checked).
That's a power-user scenario, you're supposed to RTFM FFS if you're on a server.
What's wrong with being able to buy apps through a store if you want to - Apple have this but it's unlikely anyone will go store-only for desktop apps as it would kill their sales.
As for confusion, maybe that's just you.
Yeah I've come to feel MS were right and we were all wrong on the Ribbon front... cue downvotes...
How many morons are going to lose their hands when their print has a defect and explodes?
Apart from the app-store, everything you say about WP is tripe.
I wonder if it's able to detect your pupil size and start filming when this suddenly changes, i.e. when something interesting happens?
If your wintel boxes crash, they're built or used wrong.
If you have to start mucking about with USB then it is no longer straightforward compared to "insert disk, press go".
Of course many Macs don't have optical drives which makes it less straightforward still.
Well done Eadon, a new low. Go read it again and find something related to criticise.
Is that .88 crashes per PC (mac) per week? Because that seems incredibly high to me - I use my PC for 8-10 hours a day for gaming, development, etc and frequently go for weeks without restarting (I hibernate). I cannot remember the last time it actually crashed or blue-screened. I don't think this is particularly unusual...
Are we sure they don't amortize the results per hour of use or anything like that?
The laptop I don't turn on never crashes, and is about as useful as a Chromebook.
Nobody has made some vicious attack on the new film yet.
Twitter is both a real company and not years into its life like FB was. Seems a good time to IPO - they're established but not stale.
The less networked way twitter works - no friend groups except in a transient way - might give more longevity too (maybe).
Ah, it's cool to diss things that are popular. What a non-conformist you are.
Although doughnuts for breakfast.... eew. Are DD really competing with SB though, surely DD sells coffee to go with the donuts?
Because schools and libraries don't provide free internet to poor people...
Sounds tasty, I'd eat that.
the HD4000 is pretty good, a massive leap from the previous generation. It runs full D3D10/11 and our 3D software runs on it happily. Obviously not going to be used in a gaming rig but it will run games.
Yeah you'd think if they were bankrupt they'd struggle to pay the lawyers!
How does Lehman even still exist?
please do kill it
The "people use torrents for legal/good purposes" line is so lame. It's like trying to justify the legalisation of pot because some people use it medicinally. People may use torrenting sites/tools for non-pirate reasons, but piracy is what drives their development.
The people 'pirating' this game were breaking no laws but they didn't know that, which is the key point. They thought they were pirating it.
There's a difference between a technical DRM solution which stops you installing it, and a license which simply says "you can only use it on 3 devices".
All scientific studies commissioned by those who like piracy you mean. Studies commissioned by games companies show the opposite.
It's not illegal to rip off another game otherwise we'd never have had Unreal, Crysis, etc. It is illegal to pirate it.
Jake sounds like he probably has a large supply of guns and diesel generators. Are you expecting the machines to rise up soon?
In northern towns you don't exactly need to hunt for them, any more than you have to hunt for pools of sick.
What Tom said - he means top end expensive phone.
If you make $0 profit after R&D, paying all your staff, etc, you are still sustainable.
200m seems an OK profit to me, they're working on a margin of ~15%, considering how much they're spending.
Seems you are looking for data to fit your opinion rather than being objective about it.
For one thing, how do you know a smartphone counts as a daily user if it is not actively used to check the site?
Your theory also has a big hole, that people change phones quite often on average so those who are "over it" would get weeded out every time they upgrade. Of course there'd be some lag...