4826 posts • joined 28 May 2010
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.
Will wait and see though. MS have done a great job integrating social media on WP7 so they could get users by repeating that.
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.
I mean it just looks like photos from Earth ;)
They didn't even try and make it look alien by tinting it nice and red!
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.
The sheep don't voluntarily send the message
Thanks for clearing that up.
Re: False positives...
By monitoring several animals in a flock you can be more confident, and by using past data you can train your system to the same end.
And no, knowing a predator is attacking is valuable because you can get there when it's only one or two animals, not the whole herd.
Why is every car with a camera automatically a Google car, when other people do the same thing?
I like how you grouped CofE with Atheist.
So do we bet it lands OK, or that they stuff it?
Cast your prediction by the vote buttons...
Wind and gravity don't impact on pistol shooting; it's too short distance. It's only 10m or so unlike rifle shooting over several hundred metres.
Recoil is more relevant but then since they already switched to air pistols...
Re: "an unnamed man in Darwin"
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Do we know which end he inserted?
Re: of course it has to be three films.
Isn't Jackson one of the few directors who gets to call the shots and tell Hollywood "I'm doing it how I damn well want"?
Re: I wonder why...
That was 3 films for 3 long books... each longer than The Hobbit.
On the one hand I'm sad it'll span 3 years to see all the films, on the other it would be nice for a change to see a proper, deep film version that pleases fans - provided they get the extra info from real books and don't just make up a backstory they like.
Maybe I'll wait until all 3 are out and watch them together.
Re: ICS fail points docking
When it starts to matter?
If you really think lack of SD is a reason WP hasn't dominated, you've even stupider than you appear. As for multi-core... you can't even TELL if a phone has it without getting overly technical, you blithering idiot.
What a fun thread this is, ACs arguing with each other (or themselves who can tell?) because they're too scared to admit they [dis]like WP.
Re: A snowballs chance in hell
SD is allowed in WP8, and so are larger resolutions and multi-core. So in that case yes.
And all those things are not seen as deficiencies to mainstream users - WP7 is very solid and WP8 looks like it should be even better.
Re: Who wrote this?
Perhaps since they're tech journalists they don't have degrees in economics.
What content they have in the UK and US is very different, you burk. Most of NF's users aren't in the UK and neither are their shareholders.
Re: completley missed the 2010 Olympics
Hardly anyone watches the winter Olympics though, do they?
Any Yanks here - how big a deal is Olympics (summer or winter) in the USA? Does the country go crazy for it and have massive TV coverage like the BBC does in the UK?
It was seeming overly harsh BUT the fact part of it is served and he should be able to take a place at uni makes it seem reasonable. IF he ends up having uni offers retracted then I'll swing my opinion back the other way though :)
Uptime always has to be balanced against cost. Twitter (you seem to have a spelling problem) might have decided the remote possibility of a double failure was better than the cost of a more redundant system since it's not a website which actually matters.
Of course an arrogant techy arsehole wouldn't know about things like business costs, only about insulting people they think they are superior to.
A Flash SWF isa compiled binary and therefore more efficient than encoding the same functionality in HTML/JS.
But don't let the facts distract you.
Re: The problem has been tethering
50Mb should be fine for using it for 'emergency' internet only. You should be able to check your gmail once a day on that for instance,
Considering it's free worldwide, this is still a massive bonus in my view... the browser isn't THAT bad.
Re: this is getting silly
El Reg is the 1-stop-shop for hating Apple, Amazon, Google AND MS. It's just cool to not like things which are popular.
When Opera and Linux inevitably dominate computing, they'll be mocked equally.
Re: Store vs Store
"I suspect that he's less worried about a competing store, more being railroaded until MS have the only store on the platform."
Being able to buy software is far too ingrained for MS to take it out anytime soon - even Apple don't do that. Of course WOA is different but that's a special case more like the iPad where this IS the way things work, on a new type of device. But a PC and buying software from any vendor just go hand in hand and realistically even MS don't have the clout to make that happen.
Not Like Newell is Biased
He's not worried it will destroy PC gaming, only that it will hurt his company's profit margin... suddenly Valve and MS are in direct competition.
Is it really coincidence all these bank screw-ups are happening at the same time? It seems a bit fishy.
Re: Windows Users
Were the Win/Mac versions of Safari identical in all cases anyway?
"Share with no-one" == just don't upload to FB.
No because you might want to look at it yourself or show it to people face-to-face, or have it uploaded for making public at a later date.
Re: Archive problem
Did you not bother to read the article? He isn't bothered how to save a safe copy - but a way to PRESENT the stuff on the web so he can see it and let others do so. Making a backup on DVD means everytime something new takes over, you have to re-upload them and set it all up.
I do love it when someone makes themselves look like a retard by calling someone else one.
the organisation will take care to protect individuals' personal details
Well that's OK then.
It looks like it should be and if it's showerproof I think they should have gone that bit further.
Re: Not bad...
The only interesting thing about this post is that it helps us establish a ratio for the foaming at the mouth "Android users are better, Apple users are iSheep" types to the "Apple are great, Android users are arrogant dicks" types.
Apparently about 5:2.
Luckily for Amazon and the rest of us, there are more people in the world than you.
Re: The real story is
WP7 is very good. WP8 could be wonderful (or terrible of course) - and since all major operators are selling WP7 in the UK your comment doesn't even make sense... operators would sell WP8 to cover their bases.
Well they have to keep the negativity balanced. In fact dissing Nokia puts them on a par with Apple, MS and Google which they should be pleased about!
Windows 8 is very fine on a touch device and gives Microsoft a real crack at the tablet market
Which is the whole point. W7 is great for enterprise or PC; W8 is designed to challenge iPad.
Re: Epic FAIL, and no messing
Damn right. Replace them all with techy know-it-all teenagers, that'll solve everything.
Re: Gotta love those Frogs.
Then type in "torrent of rain" and hit search.
Anyway this "it could mean something else" argument is bogus... you could equally say "they shouldn't stop 'blow job' in autocomplete because that's the name of my favourite band".
Are they really banning all results containing the word "torrent"?
No. Read the article.
Re: Oh god
Don't care - I can buy a Kindle book and read it on my Kindle or my PC or my iPad or even on my WinPhone. It's a fairly open type of closed :)
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