4817 posts • joined 28 May 2010
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: "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: 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: What more ?
Before we had smartphones, you could have said the same - they all made calls and did texts. But still we had several companies continuing to get us to upgrade our handsets every year.
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.
Well Lee, I prefer to buy products based on how good they are, not because of emotional ties I have to a faceless corporation.
Hilarious, literally downvotes from smelly teenagers simply because I bought something they don't like.
Re: Oh Nokia
What else would they do instead? Might as well keep going now, things can only get better really when you're starting from 0.
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?
Re: OOXML disgrace
Schools should use what works well and not be dragged into these stupid debates in the first place from either side.
Open PDF as a Word file
That in itself makes it seem worth upgrading, if it wasn't for all this online malarkey.
From the brief work I did in this area, ODF and OXML are equally horrific.
Instagram was like 2 people so I doubt it!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Is this an honest-to-goodness...
...sensible patent for something real? Or is it a generic "patent something thinner" one?
Jquery itself is an unnecessary layer.
Yeah and the same for STL
Re: Er, that gesture graphic... unknown object
Well they were IT people presumably, they'd probably never gotten near one.
Re: Clearly Fake
What's that got to do with religion? Seems to me you're just looking for excuses to start a secular rant against an argument nobody has made ;)
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.
Re: Clearly Fake
Seriously though in a way it's kind of weird just how non-alien it does look. You feel like you could step out and walk around.
"Unless you're a plumber, people use webmail services to keep home and work lives separate"
Normal people use their home PC for home email and their work PC for work email... Outlook is/was (not sure they even provide it for free now) very widely used with the masses who would struggle to find a webmail. The number of people using the email address provided by their ISP is evidence of this.
I haven't tried outlook.com but Outlook is by far the best desktop email application. However since gmail came along, I'm less and less convinced email needs a dedicated desktop app. I'm not in favour of moving every application into a web app but gmail is a wonderful counter-example.
Re: Never mind design...
Congratulations on not understanding statistics.
Re: "the time is right to reimagine email"
gmail was pretty much a re-imagining... when I go back to other web-based email or older versions of Outlook it's just horrible.
In my view, gmail ties with search as Google's best product.
Crap but a step forward
Even in crummy SD, these services NEED to get content to be better. Netflix is wonderful but lags way behind on US shows, even behind boxsets being released.
As for streaming-only... sorry guys but this is how things are going. Even though my usage isn't limited it feels wrong that I'm downloading Gbs every hour, but it works well and I just have to accept this is the future, and be consoled by the fact I can watch it on any of my devices (at home or anywhere with decent wifi) at the click of a button (or finger) without running a media server.
Re: So, what happpens ...
Unless Adam has/had sole rights to the music, then the court case would be dismissed in about 2min.
Re: Trolls Gotta troll
I'm not sure, possibly Bungle is the troll here. After all while their music has a message it is presented in contemporary popular form, otherwise known as 'pop music'. Most people like listening to it because of how it sounds, not what it says.
I only recently set up my will and I was told if you leave things to people, you can't put conditions like this on it... you give something to someone and now it's theirs.
When I worked as a game developer, official PS2/XBox dev-kits like this went for around £10k IIRC.
"Mark Zuckerberg should manage his Privacy Settings"
Great job Mr. Anonymous. Except that your privacy settings can't stop someone posting a photo of you, they can only control whether you can be tagged and who can see that you're tagged.
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