3807 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: I've never trusted browser stats sites...
Of course they're not 100% accurate but when you consider the % of PCs which are just running a plain install of the browser compared to those which are in internet cafes or belong to nerds who do fancy things, I imagine such effects are very small.
We can assume browsers like Opera are hardest hit since that's probably the most technically savvy/paranoid choice - i.e. a greater proportion of Opera users don't want to be tracked.
No, just realistic. I know which I'd rather drive to Tesco or to holiday in Scotland in.
Re: Wahey! - @AC
Indeed. There was an article a while back claiming Google don't give a damn if Chrome gains market share, as long as it leads to whichever browsers ARE dominant being fast and compliant, so that web-based apps can take over and get Google more traffic.
Re: Its the competition, not Microsoft..
I'm really surprised Google has even stagnated, let alone lost growth. I thought they were increasing share at a furious rate - did they tail off very suddenly?
I don't think I've had IE9 crash either, and I used it for months alongside Chrome 50:50.
As opposed to Google and Firefox who never create their own non-standard extensions?
NaCl, -moz-border-radius, etc...
How is this going to play with those guys that figured out how to get NFC built into a SIM? Or did that turn out to be a bust in the end anyway?
Re: java such a turd
Is this trolling or deliberate misinformation? either way pray tell us which platform/framework/runtime is immune to bugs? Certainly not Java, Flash, .NET, PHP or any existing browser's HTML5 implementation.
Re: April Fool??
The trojans don't get onto your PC magically because Java is enabled, but because you visit a compromised site while it is enabled.
Therefore enabling Java while using one specific, trusted site, is very low risk.
Re: So why are people obsessed with getting the latest Android?
Isn't this just showing Google are finding out that creating an OS is hard? We don't rush out to get the new version of Windows or even MacOS until seeing how it turns out after all, and they have public betas/RCs as well... even more reason to be cautious with Android when AFAIK a new version is totally unknown territory for the huge majority?
Such a shame. It makes Homer Simpson's car look like a good design!
Um, I thought MS did that now? Most people would still pick IE if they knew nothing about it since it's the official one by the OS company.
The fact people switch from IE9 less than they do IE7/8 shows your argument is not totally good - people are less dissatisfied with IE9 than other versions. That's because IE9 is now at worst tolerable - no strong incentive for people to switch.
"Internet Explorer the Ford Focus or browsers, everyone's got one, but it's not very good.
Opera, the Ferrari of browsers, really great, but only a small amount of people know how good it really is.."
Except a Ford Focus is a better car than a Ferrari in terms of reliability, usefulness, etc as well as cost.
Re: Apple can't win the tech war ...
Yes those morons with their $500bn. They never got that money by being smart.
You petulant little child.
due to his "scientific" antics in submarines
What's with the spiteful jibe Lewis? Because he's famous, sinking $millions and risking his life is not proper science anymore?
Re: Caveat emptor all ye snake oil purchasers
Any company can easily be copied. And the principles aren't worthless - otherwise they wouldn't BE copied.
Not really a fan of Groupon but they offer a more 'real' service than many web-based companies.
designs? And is ETSI bound to pick one or the other, or can it demand changes to the one it likes best?
No, you were just younger and had a sweeter tooth back then.
Re: Hahaha, "Foxconn rebrander", very good...
Apart from the facts. Apple design the product for Foxconn to build. Foxconn build Apple's product for them, Apple don't rebadge a generic Foxconn product.
Unless you are aware of the other people also selling 2048x1536 tablets, of course.
Re: Not where *I* live...
I think it's more the sheer boredom your post inspires, that you think the world want s to know what people in your house own.
Post it on twitter instead.
Is this me?
My MBNA Visa card suddenly stopped working only yesterday and when I contacted them it was due to "VISA warned us you had a transaction with a suspected compromised merchant in the last year". Is that likely to be the same thing and they didn't want to tell me the true story? Or an unrelated coincidence - it happens from time to time?
Re: @John 137 (was: For the record ...)
>>Voicing a personal opinion on one of the food groups warrants an ad hominem attack in your mind?
No, you stated as fact "With that said, the outer shell of these things is not now, and never has been, chocolate." That marks you as ignorant as well as a snob.
And please, I know you think it's cool to throw around the phrase "ad hominem" because, as a pretentious nitwit, you want to look clever, but please learn what it means rather than parrot stuff you read on the internet.
Out of every film ever made people are nominating WOTW, Avatar & Titanic? That's equivalent to asking a teenager "who's the greatest black man ever" and being told "Obama".
You're confusing "not liking" with "bad". A 'worst film' should be terrible in every possible department - no redeeming graces AT ALL. Terrible music and SFX must be included in that.
For "worst recent popular blockbuster" which is what most of these are, I nominate the remake of "Day the Earth Stood still" even though nominations are shut :)
Dodgy sample or not, it is simply incredible how massively and how quickly Apple have done this. And show no sign of slowing down just yet.
Still can't decide if buying Apple shares is crazy.
You have the expectation that information you don't make public (whether you intended to or not) won't be. There's a big difference between FB making info public by default, and giving their central DB away.
Obviously there will be errors due to hackers and/or incompetence :)
>>What fragmentation issues, wanker?
Wow, what a good retort. What a poster child for open source.
>>getting their work done quicker and cheaper
Please do explain why using Linux increases productivity for the average worker? I've never heard even Linux fans claim their software is easier to use than Windows software - they normally take the "it's a bit more complex but more powerful, I like the control over how it works" line. Which is not what a typical secretary wants at all.
So LibreOffice may be AS easy to use as MS, but I fail to see how it's going to make people more productive.
It's amazing Linux is so good when you consider what a fawning idiot the typical Linux user appears to be.
What kind of saddo gets all emotionally involved with their operating system?!
Re: It's not working...
Really, you don't just close the lid or press the off button on the keyboard? You're more like 3 generations of Windows behind ;)
So they were already running Windows but they would have had to spend £millions on new hardware so they could run Windows, whereas they could keep the hardware for Linux.
I'm rather surprised the saving is that great - I thought the discounts at this level were very high - and that they are having fewer support issues.
However what about the fragmentation issues, whereby different cities could all pick different Linux versions, etc? If/when a vulnerability arises, each is on their own. Maybe that's a problem for another decade though - not until Linux is roughly as popular as Windows.
Re: South East News Bias ? - Nahhhhhh.......
>>So I don't get why this was reported here
Let us know when they invent regional internet. Jeez what is it with you people today. News about our capital city IS national news. And I live nowhere near it. Stop griping, or move.
Re: South East News Bias ? - Nahhhhhh.......
"Never met anyone from London who isn't obsessed with other parts of the country having a chip on their shoulder.
Everyone hates London because it is a shithole lived in by shit people."
No chip there at all. Now where's that Michael McIntyre sketch...
Re: A bit confused
Wouldn't a regular bit of kit with a connection for iPad/line-in be as good, and more generally useful?
A bit confused
Why exactly do you need an iPad, what specifically does it do other than act as a display? I don't play electric but for £500 can't you get a fancy bit of kit which you just plug your guitar into?
Re: errm so.
Flash doesn't crash more than anything else does. Write bad code, it will break on any platform.
Is it so bad?
Firstly, schools have always expelled students for things they do out of school if they find out, and if they think it reflects badly on the school.
Secondly, swearing is obviously a small thing, but publishing it to the world is different. If the student had made flyers with this and posted them all over the school/town, it would not be newsworthy.
The issue is people claim Twitter is their personal 'voice', yet it it is visible to the entire planet. Nobody can decide what traditional way of being a dick that corresponds to.
However I do not like the idea of automated twitter surveillance and for the record, it seems unworthy of more than a suspension at the most. Unless of course he's on probation for being a prat in the past, which would conveniently not get reported.
Re: "Nuke, because it doesn't go off in the winter"
What is this pointless rant on about? No physical law defines seasons based on the equinoxes and it's far more sensible IMO to have seasons defined as 3 months each.
Re: Thank goodness for that
EVERY book will exist in some dodgy scanned format if more than a handful of people want it. So what? I don't believe that most people would think it was fine to download such a version simply because a legit digital version doesn't exist.
Those who would get a free pirate version - especially those who would use DRM as some kind of moral justification - would do the same thing even if legit paid versions existed from the start, just as they do with film, music and software.
Re: Reasons for Nintendo not to include graphics at more than 1080p
>>how many TVs do you see that arent 1080p?
Absolutely loads. Many, many people bought 720p/1080i TVs as little as a couple of years ago (maybe even now?) since they are a fair chunk cheaper and 1080p is currently only of use for blu-rays.
Re: Thank goodness for that
Even higher quality printed copies have been available from your local library, bookstore and supermarket for even longer, provided you don't mind nicking them. Clearly you don't, so go fill your boots.