Okay, but why bother?
Because they can.
6106 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Because they can.
It's as much a farce as the extradition of Abu Hamza
Well the PS4 has switched to using standard PC components...
There were rumours the PS4 would be like that too. They are merely rumours.
The innards are cool but where are the 28 dials?
A sample of 1 is always so compelling. Doubly so when posting as AC.
Which is being measured and valued? For instance BB/MS could have 5% of the total market share but be selling 20% of new phones (in theory) and this would give two very different pictures.
A website like El Reg which has a high proportion of freeloading pirates views this negatively. While a website predominantly for game developers (professional and hobbyist) views it as a great idea http://www.gamedev.net/topic/642460-ironic-game-gets-pirates-to-feel-the-sting-of-piracy/)
Almost like both sides are speaking out of self-interest.
If the game's costing $8, it's not too unreasonable to buy it on a whim if reviews are OK (are there any?)
Loads of people who would buy a full version if they had no other choice, would still pirate a free copy. That doesn't mean every pirate copy is a lost sale, more the reverse - people used to pursue cheap imports in the old days in the same way.
Those who simply want to pirate will not buy games, but many genuine would-be buyers are lost when a free copy is so easy to get.
Risotto does look a bit rank but many nice foods do.
With rice you can eat as much as you want for £1 a day I reckon so pure bulk isn't an issue?
Sod that, fry them with some scrambled eggs!
Plus data loss - it's reasonable to assume data obtained in the field is not backed up until they return.
Not the concept, just the implementation on this model. What's the point of a tablet that is rain-proof if you can't actually use it outside - half the use-cases involve using it in situ not repairing to the van to enter the data.
Yeah, loads of benefits claimants know about Linux.
But the stereotype of the doleite who can afford Sky, fags, booze and a PS3 is very much true.
If you're on benefits, how do you even afford a smartphone?!
I've heard you can get a slab of sausage in a phone booth but that is a bit different.
Without going off?
It does, it says they are rich.
It's quite amazing Apple have damn near half the entire smartphone market in the US.
Yeah and maybe demand they give all their phones away for free.
This is like Terry Pratchett's assertion that the rich can live for less than the poor because they can buy boots which cost 10X as much but last forever while the poor have to buy cheap ones that only last a year or two?
If you hard-boil them then it's a whole other sandwich - equally toast and fried/poached/scrambled egg or even toast & soldiers.
However I hope your loaf doesn't go mouldy...
Yeah who'd have thought Google would be as evil as to try and make money from their software.
Sci-Fi has been suggesting that for decades, or at least that we'll speak a special dialect when conversing with computers.
You probably should stay off the internet if you're that paranoid.
Normal people do not buy a phone based a on a list of statistics. It would be like buying a car purely for it's bhp and 0-60 rather than things like ride comfort, styling. etc.
Clearly you have insider knowledge of MS patent portfolio in order to state that MS are FALSELY claiming people owe them money?
Surely everyone puts a screen protector on their pricey smartphone anyway so the smeariness issue is moot?
I'm very tempted to upgrade from my 610 but I guess I'll wait a bit. At this end of the market, it does sound a very good deal - for a basic smartphone apps are less of an issue I would imagine too since that's not what we want a budget phone for.
Making it hard to spot you're wearing them is a way off but you can already buy a hidden camera that lives in a button if you want to.
If you wear them when naked it will be able to tell if you do...
Yeah, I mean your Android phone is just a constant barrage of targeted advertising, all over the homescreen, during phone and video calls, etc.
Glass is just another Android device.
WP is objectively a great OS, certainly not pants. People who don't know what an OS is probably shouldn't use the term.
For social justice surely.
You need to learn about the reduced section and when the fill it up. I know a married couple who lived off £10 for their groceries as their regular life, and it wasn't even like they were just surviving, they could rustle up quite nice meals.
"By living off just £1 per day for food for 5 days, you will be bringing to life the direct experiences of the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty and helping to make real change."
In many of the poorest countries, £1 would buy you 3 meals... hell in some countries you could buy 3 beers with £1!
Maybe that's how you treat your pets, but not the rest of us.
Don't be silly. He has such an important life, those 20s could be used posting a sarcastic comment on the internet. People need to live more relaxed lives...
Isn't the point that you don't have to load an app?
How often do you see people paying with their phones? I never saw anyone... barely see anyone using NFC on their CC either although it's handy in MCDonald since small payments need no pin.
I never really understood why Amazon have their own branded credit card. It doesn't seem to fit in with their other products and they seem relatively focused on their target markets (unlike Tesco for example). Other than a bit of extra cash, is there some good business logic for doing this?
You mean shifting from crummy local Windows infrastructure to scalable, efficient open-source stack?
When Ford buy all the showrooms and prevent any builders buying new ones, wait and see.
Might is right eh?
String/rope/wire routinely hold hundreds of Kg and things costing far more - the mast on a yacht for instance.
Eunuchs have historically been employed in brothels and harems, since they can be trusted not to touch the merchandise.
I think they're both equally asinine.
Easy to say, harder to do when you're talking about big amounts of data. Even if you have a copy, getting it into another setup is a big job because data volume has increased far faster than upload speeds.