4528 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Yet another....
Come on guys, it's about time we stopped blindly upvoting any 'rounded corners' joke.
Re: 100 Million
No, that was why they invented it :(
Very good, I hoped someone else would see that connection.
What happened to rebrander?
Re: Black holes
Aliens. It has to be aliens.
Hardly a proof
An interesting experiment but it's so simple that it didn't need to BE done, the results are so obvious. It's disingenious to evolutionary scientists to claim this proves any aspect of evolutionary theory - it's on a par with Christians claiming proof of intelligent design by cherry-picking some aspect of darwinism and building an argument around it (and I write that as a christian).
Re: J.H. Christ!
So it's fine not to bother making something user-friendly because the user can figure it out if they try hard enough?
I bet you're using Linux.
In my experiences, all the consultations were if anything over-eager to point out that it is NOT guaranteed to correct or even improve your vision. I'm sure this is a legal requirement but if anything it made me more worried :)
Re: I would love to have LASIK
But the chances of one eye going wrong is independent of the other... so even if the first goes well, the second is as likely to go wrong.
SOME practitioners DO do it that way, however that means undergoing two procedures and therefore two sets of recovery time, as well as twice as much surgeon time.
Re: LASIK night-vision loss
More modern lasers are better and apparently this is now not the common side-effect it was in the early days. Halos and so on are widely discussed, but the treatment I had (Ultralase's top one) specifically is supposed to avoid this due to additional accuracies in the laser.
Re: The funniest thing...
"When Nokia first announced that they were switching to WP7, all the WP7 fans declared that WP7 would be the market leader within a few months"
I've never seen even the most ardent WP fan make any claim that WP is going to be a market leader, ever. I think you made that entire claim up simply so you can attempt to look clever by rebuking it.
Re: "defamatory and actionable content”
Only idiots though - look hard enough and you'll find a horror story from someone who cut their arm off opening a letter for crying out loud :)
I visited them but ended up going to Ultralase also in Newcastle. £850 would be super-cheap these days!
Re: I would love to have LASIK
3% are not quite happy with it does not mean 3% have ruined eyesight. OE showed me charts which told me the exact statistical chance each of my eyes had of achieving different levels of sight (both good and bad) based on my initial prescription.
I didn't go with them but they have the data and by spreading lies you're potentially putting people off who think you know what you're talking about. All the 3 places I visited were open that sometimes things can go wrong BUT this is on a per-eye basis, and none of them could recollect ANYONE having sight 'ruined'.
So basically the site acts as an advert how few people have such problems!
Though I suppose if you were blind you'd probably struggle to use the site.
Re: Most opticians
The guy who consulted for me had had it done.
However I imagine the fact it costs quite a lot is a big factor :)
Re: Smack! Crash! Bang!
Why would they hit the wall - they can just continue downsizing to meet whatever the demand is.
If people are getting a bit tired of the Apple brand - simply because it's not so cool - then maybe a MS brand will have some chance since Android is the no-brand alternative, and lots of people are always going to prefer a brand.
Instagram was like 2 people so I doubt it!
I got a WP Nokia a few weeks ago - I think it's great. When you say "I hate Windows" do you mean you hate Windows desktop so you refused to even try a totally different OS because it had the same name, or that you tried and hated WP?
What jurisdiction does the UK have over two US companies? If they'd said it WASN'T OK, what difference would it make?
I seem to remember pretty decent coverage 4 years ago - the main BBC coverage was similar to this time around.
Um, BBC have recently (within the last 2 months) moved away from Flash. They trialed this for the "Hackney Weekend" festival - for the first time you can watch live stuff on iPad, etc. It seemed to 'just work' but I don't know what tech is utilized... Flash is still in there somewhere because on my Windows Phone it wanted Flash... I guess they maybe fall back to HTML5 on iOS specifically or something.
It is said by people who didn't ever study history.
Re: Cockup upon cockup.
Yes it's almost like they're showing some semblance of responsibility.
What options does Apple give? I had to set up a payment option on my iPad recently but put in my card number without looking what the other options were...
Low quality genuine local stuff might be OK but how they'd fill a channel all day I've no idea.
Re: "Many societies ... consider homosexuality to be contrary to their culture [or] morality"
So in that case you won't be telling them that oppressing women is wrong, because it's their business not yours and you want to set a good example?
so-called “dot-brand” or “single-registrant” gTLD
I think these are stupid. Being able to own a whole TLD for yourself in the first place just massively ruins the ability of getting a domain that's useful.
Re: You'd think -
Isn't that the argument in favour of .xxx? People aren't wanting to make it easy for them to block it for themselves, they object the thing is wrong in the first place and we should be working to stop it, not implicitly condone it . Hardly a complex argument, regardless of whether you agree with it.
remind me what "freedom of speech" is
something which is decided on a nation by nation basis, not some world utopian ideal.
I'm confused, if your books are in the Kindle app then surely they will automatically appear on ANY device you sign into with your kindle ID, including an actual Kindle? e.g I have a Kindle, and when I installed the app on my iPad, Windows Phone, Mac and PC, the books were ready to read.
This slickness is one of Kindle's major strengths so I don't follow all the side-load advice, unless I misunderstood your setup?
Is this an honest-to-goodness...
...sensible patent for something real? Or is it a generic "patent something thinner" one?
Aren't e-readers a sewn-up market right now? Sure the walled-garden zealots are a fervent minority but still a minority - and those people would probably pay the same/more to avoid lock-in. Joe Public is surely going to stick with brand-name security... iPad or Kindle.
Re: ch 4
Channel 4 has a good track record of their documentaries about the disabled (and anyone challenging the limits of humanity), which feed directly into their "meet the super humans" shows about paralympian athletes. Maybe if you watched them rather than make blanket accusations because C4 invented Big Brother you'd know these things.
Well firstly you're just plain wrong - Freesat had all 24 SD/HD extra channels and that is a free service like FreeView... it was wonderful.
Secondly, red-button on FreeView does NOT only show content from the existing channels. I don't know what they did at the Olympics but previously they have used it to show F1 practice, alternative tennis matches at Wimbledon and visualised radio shows - for instance when Moyles did the 52-hour show the whole thing was live video on the red button.
Re: Is an OS upgrade not risky at that distance?
Since they are upgrading the software literally the moment it lands, I'm also confused why they didn't do it before take-off, considering how far ahead everything is planned.
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