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Re: I must be missing something here
>>Sorry if I am being naive here, but who the fuck are Microsoft to determine how people may choose to exercise their legal rights?
It's not MS who decided it, it is the court. Read the article.
Opera users should love FB
If you hold Opera shares, they just went up 25% based on this rumour.
Re: If the first thing they do
No they're just doing what they're allowed to do. No doubt it will be commonplace soon.
No because as the article already said, legal precedent exists for them to do this.
It's rather cynical and mean but if the law allows it, they'd be suckers not to do it.
Re: The beginning of the end?
There have been other search engines that Google displaced. But Google is a solid company. FB may well be displaced but it's not going to happen immediately and it's not going to happen overnight. Also, none of FB's predecessors had anything like the same number of users so saying it's inevitable to be displaced as easily is not comparing like for like - search engines were quickly displacing each other and then one got big enough to firm up.
Go back further and Operating Systems were constantly in turmoil until a couple got big enough to grow firm. So FB may not be so quick to go.
I'm confused how a trackpad is the same as a touchscreen? I have a MacBook with a multitouch pad and it is still fundamentally acting as a mouse - I have a mouse-cursor I move around the screen using one finger... then I have additional multitouch gestures which are decoupled from the mouse.
So how does this help with Metro which is a touch-based UI where you want to touch a tile? Can you go into more detail how using a trackpad changes things?
"On Virgin Media here in Edinburgh UK and can confirm that Spotify is almost unusable – every song will play for 5 seconds, stop for 10 seconds, play for another 5 secs and so on."
And that's only almost unusable?
'simple' doesn't mean 'least functionality'. It means the simplest way to access a wide range of functionality. A channel up/down is the simplest functionality but a big pain when you're on #1 and want to watch #400. Modern TVs have a massive amount of functionality but crappy UIs which makes accessing that difficult.
simplest interface you can imagine
I am intrigued if SJ really has come up with something different - iPod and iPhone genuinely did do this (it's about the only things they really invented IMO). But I really don't think it's voice control, that would be a huge disappointment.
anyone that's a "Web Pro" uses Opera
More seriously, surely this can't be for real. FB, who exist specifically to make money from users' data, teaming up with Opera, who flat-out reject opportunities to do the very same thing?
We already know you can cram a regular PC into thick, heavy slate. It's been happening for years and is precisely the form factor that totally failed to take off.
I want to see proper W8 tablets competing against iPad and Android.
50mph isn't a slow speed.
The fact you don't know the answers doesn't mean they do not exist.
Guess my point is, I don't think they are ready yet.
No, I guess your point is that you're hugely unimaginative and assuming they didn't consider any of these things, and the software is an order of magnitude dumber than it probably is.
Road Trains seem a wonderful idea to me.
Great question, I'd love to see some comprehensive article about it too.
Re: Zuck will spend most of that money, however, on a gigantic tax bill.
The whole point of hiring accountants is to reduce the tax you pay comapred to filling in the form as an amateur.
Is overall tax really >50% in the US? I thought the US had low taxes.
Re: 50k for a Java dev?
Oh I missed that. However the national average is totally distorted by London prices since not only are prices higher, but the density of developers is much higher too.
I like Aero. Not for the transparency - though it can be handy to see things behind the window you're using - but the start-bar widgets and so on.
Re: 50k for a Java dev?
It's in London. Jobs pay more in London.
Re: Can someone explain...
They ask people what they do and what they earn, or scour advertised jobs and rates... hence these discrepancies happen all the time and as such the figures should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Zuck will spend most of that money, however, on a gigantic tax bill.
Why most of it?
All these cases seem to be happening in Germany. How come?
Re: Even if they do favour their own results
Gordon do yourself a favour and realise the legal system is based on rules (called laws) not an individual's personal view on what's OK.
>>Its their search engine. They can do what they want to be honest.
This is just a hugely ignorant statement. I can't use my car to run someone over and say "it's my car I can do what I want", I can't use my business' monopoly in one market to gain an advantage in another market with the same excuse.
Re: Yeah, right...
Did you confuse this for a political forum?
Re: One of you, folks, is in great danger
Oh jeez, yes let's port every application to be a website. Goodbye consistent UI and multiple monitors.
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