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Re: And so Google became the moral compass for the world
Many countries don't have free speech. Which part didn't you understand?
Re: At Microsoft they are on some heavy drugs...
WP7 isn't failing because of bad UI.
How many times
You aren't forced to work in Metro Mode on the desktop. You are forced to use a Metro 'Start Bar' but that's it. If you don't have a touch-screen PC, don't use Metro.
Yeah but articles just copy what MS say without delving deeper :)
I like Aero
cool widgets and so on anyway. Have they removed the additional functionality Aero brought, or only the styling aspects of window themes?
Um, you realise a DVD looks just as good on a 4000x2000 13" screen as a regular 720p one? At those screen sizes, regular DVD quality is just fine.
The world may be moving on, but video is still massive on DVD, it's far behind music in transitioning to download-only as is evidenced by the popularity of DVD box-sets (which still outsell blu-ray versions).
Re: I don't get the fuss
Since Macbooks are consumer items first and foremost, lack of ethernet is not going to affect the majority or the target market. Us regular IT types aren't really the demographic, which is pretty obvious when you think how much these cost... an IT grunt on £25k really shouldn't be spending £2k on a laptop.
Re: I don't know what I'm disgusted in more...
Get of the 'freedom of speech/expression' high-horse. It's not valid unless they ban her writing altogether.
Re: Excellent Work by the Council
They haven't censored her. They've told here she can't take photos in a private building, she can still blog.
El Reg readers are generally pretty critical of kids being allowed to take phones/gadgets into school IIRC.
Re: Does anybody really care....
Outside the world you live in (your bedroom), yes.
Re: He's not "IT-literate"
IT-literate is equivalent to saying you know how to drive a car and keep it running smoothly, not saying you are a mechanic. You can be IT-literate and not understand how to program or how the internet works.
Re: Calm down dear....
Unless you worked in IT support you wouldn't really know how realistic it is.
Re: What's in a name?
MS don't really back VB, and C#/.NET ARE very valuable real-world skills (C~ can earn you more than Java in the UK for a start).
Clamouring for 'neutrality' has to mean you can't clamour for schools to use Linux because then that's just as partisan. Ideally both would be covered however for basics of programming you can use nearly any language on both anyway.
If he'd wanted to kill the guy and hadn't had a gun he could have run him over with the pick up truck.
In fact therefore probably just as well he did have a gun.
No not really. He'd potentially damage his truck which could be expensive to fix and very easy to track down. A gun makes it far easier for a loon to act on the craziness inside.
Selling them as toys could also raise further funds for the project.
Complete and utter madness.
For a laptop yes. For a laptop with 3k X 2k display you literally cannot get from anyone else... not sure. As a specialist laptop that price is fine and surely the Pro should be a specialist device.
It does seem daft to have such a lovely laptop with such a huge resolution and then shrink the screen.
I am a newbie to git (and don't really like it) on Windows but both these existing tools have been invaluable for simple use against github, meaning I can get on with my work.
So saying there wasn't a GUI client before seems misleading. Unless they mean specifically a GUI app to configure things rather than work against a repo?
Re: Long sentence incoming....
No it's because the carriers don't let you upgrade.
Cue some nerd who thinks that because he upgraded his phone manually this means everyone is able to...
FaceBook isn't going anywhere in the lifetime of iOS6. I don't really want such a feature but millions will and since I never even noticed it had Twitter support built-in, I assume FaceBook support won't get in my way either.
Re: Google have done it again!
yes, 6 is a ridiculous number.
Re: What a silly argument!
Of course fragmentation is an issue. Hardware fragmentation means as a consumer I can't know for sure if an app will work smoothly on my particular device, and as a freelance developer I cannot realistically test on more than a fraction of the target devices.
OS fragmentation means I have to either put in a lot more work making per-OS versions, or cater to lowest common denominator.
It's exactly the same problem which has troubled the PC games industry since the year dot, compared to those making console games. More variability in target systems means more bugs, more work and more support requests.
So don't by a laptop for desktop-level work.
Have you heard of BootCamp?
"And they will come and they will buy.....
Because is is written in the Holy Book of Job"
No because for once Apple are genuinely offering something nobody else is. So it can BE expensive, they are without competition until everyone else copies them.
Re: Most users don't care
Why do you think FB is supposed to be a democracy in the first place?
I very much believe there are at least 100mn active users. It's ubiquitous.
Re: and people wonder...
>>There's your answer, folks.
Maybe one day you'll run a company. On that day you'll realise by about 0945 that it's your job to decide what your company does, not your users' job to run your company by democracy.
Re: Facebook has a real name culture
It does have a real name culture because most people using it use their real names. The fact some don't (my cat has an account) doesn't change the normal usage.
Re: Having evaluated this "sketch" myself I am forced to the conclusion that...............
Yeah the only offensive thing here is how terribly cheesy it is.
Those poor dancers.
Re: Eastwood boy done good
Branson is also dyslexic.
Re: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Except they have to pay for the feature. So only your really rich friends will be able to adopt this stratagem. In which case either you're an idiot for being friends with that type of person, or you're friends with them for their money and deserve what you get.
Re: Hey Morons
1)they don't get notified when you unfriend them
2)you can selectively choose which things you get notified about, to cut out a good chunk of dross
Of course when people you genuinely like post too much crud, you could start commenting on it and moan - they might stop or they might unfriend you, either being a net win!
Re: I'll wait for the OSS version.
I find pressing || on the remote isn't so taxing I want to buy a TV that guesses when I want it to do that for me.
Considering so many businesses are still on XP/Vista, MS can still derive huge income from businesses upgrading to W7 - which is a great and well-tested OS. Cheap workstations are now able to run W7 with ease, etc.
So I see no real problem bypassing enterprise.
>>But today, even with free telephony and ubiquitous webcams, video chat hasn't broken out of its niche market of murky exhibitionists.
People use video-chat on Phones/FaceTime all the time.
Re: Under 13's
So might as well accept this will happen and get parents to preempt it by setting up a monitored account. If the link automatically severs on the 13th (or whatever age) birthday this could be a neat solution.
Blah blah blah, tax payers' money, blah blah open source, blah blah blah, idiots.
There you go, saved 50% of the comments from being written. You're welcome.
All you who are whinging about how their friends spam them with dross, and dread this feature making it even worse...
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO CHOSE TO BE FRIENDS WITH THEM!
Says more about your circle of friends, or desperation to have some 'friends', than anything else.