4550 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
By doing this...
... Samsung simply lend weight to Apple's claim that a 64-bit processor is something to boast about.
Why would anyone use their real credentials on these sites?
Ever heard the phrase "garbage in, garbage out"? The entire point of networking sites is that people who know you can find you. I can't be bothered keeping track of who "minni mouse" is in real life, and matching online accounts to real life people is the whole point, unlike forums like these.
Re: Impossible sites?
BEing banned isn't the same as having your account deleted.
They claim each contract is independently viewed as inside/outside, but you'd have to assume in reality it sends a clear signal you aren't someone to bother investigating!
I pay my taxes happily because it's a moral obligation
You are flat out, 100%, absolutely wrong. It's a legal obligation. If they reduced the tax rate 5% you wouldn't feel morally obligated to still pay the same amount you do now, would you?
Being outside IR35 is not about not paying tax. You pay 20% off the top as company tax, then you pay tax on dividends as well. Being inside IR35, you pay employee NI AND employer NI AND income tax... way more tax than an employee earning the same amount would do.
Re: Looks up, checks calendar.
The HMRC business tests were introduced last year. IR35 is something the tories said they'd scrap but didn't.
It's still a current issue.
No need for revolution
If you have a good product, gradual refinements are just fine. iP5 already nailed the design side of things and has all the features most people - or at least Apple customers - want. So up the spec and what else is needed? It's a sleek little box with a powerful CPU/GPU inside, arguably the most powerful on the market (this month).
Look at the Porsche 911. It's not to everybody's taste but it keeps on selling.
Maybe smartphones now do everything we need from them. In which case companies can seek to differentiate based on price, build quality, style, etc rather than some sort of feature arms race. A bit like most other things you buy in fact. Look at a small car - you have loads of choices but they are broadly similar. Some models target low price, some are way more expensive and focus on being a premium model, the rest sit somewhere in the middle.
Nothing wrong with Apple focusing on the premium end - the Fiat 500 - while other focus on attracting more techy users wanting to tweak their phone, or capturing the poorer end of the market.
Re: How the hell
Some adverts and "a few servers"?
FB has the same 'population' as China.
Also your comparison makes no sense... "worth more than the GDP of hundreds of countries". That makes it sound like FB is worth more than those countries, but a country is worth WAAAY more than it's GDP, just as FB's value is far more than it's turnover.
Newly installed apps hidden
That sounds terrible for non-savvy users (i.e. the bulk of users). Just how hidden are things - more detail from anyone else who tried it?
So that saves you about 5s each time, from manually setting the profile?
I genuinely applaud the nerdiness, but not so sure it really solves a problem.
As it says, this has been on laptops for ages.
More relevant is the point about airport security - surely anyone travelling on an internation flight in the last few years has been fingerprinted in some way. It's been a while but don't they routinely check fingerprints and retina scans?
I remember I got taken into a small room because my prints didn't match - due to playing guitar I think.
They are computers, for once the press is right. The fact they're not USED as PCs is the key.
Re: Love the idea.
Can't you buy a "phone chip" to plug in to a Pi?
Seems a bit of a stretch to conjecture that simply because iOS and OSX moved to 64-bit, they plan to release iOS laptops. Maybe Apple just like 64-bit.
Wouldn't it make more sense for a ChromeOS PC to use ARM? You don't need blazing extreme CPU power, and battery life is always cool. Or do they reckon the newest Intel chips are on a par for power usage?
Re: @ Destroy All Monsters
The movies portray nerds that way because it's often accurate. How many IT administrators become jumped up little twerps because of the power they have? Linus is hardly unique, except that most nerds don't get into the public view until they've had some of the rough edges knocked off through having to work with other people in order to become important.
Cut the Rope
What a way to demo a breakthough in CPU progress, playing a dumb game that will run on a 3rd hand smartphone. Did they not want demo it doing anything more taxing in case it broke?
From mine, you don't know what "puerile" means and your post is just the equivalent of "no YOU are".
Re: Another "spoilt child stampie footie session"
Being good at something doesn't make you a role model.
What is this cuddly namby-pamby world where employers are supposed to care about their employees? (any more than one person should care about another person to start with I mean) I want you motivated and to feel valued if your work is valuable, I don't want to have "company hug time".
Re: I think people who can't distinguish
Regardless if it's easy to tell he doesn't really mean it literally, it's still a stupid thing to say. Call it a ****ing stupid idea and the people who run it total ****wits, if you must be such an attention seeker.
I invariably find his unabashed hyperbole ... refreshingly honest
I don't see it's refreshing, it's exactly how programmers are stereotyped as behaving in movies - arrogant anti-social nerds.
sometimes measures like this are needed to make a point
I'm sure terrorists often use similar arguments... some causes are worth blowing up the odd building for.
Blah blah blah
Nobody who buys into the FSF has an iPhone, those like to buy an iPhone couldn't care less about what the FSF has to say.
This is nothing more than one group trying to get publicity of another's launch.
Re: ah yes
As opposed to other flagship phones, which have added dozens of ground-breaking features? No, I thought not.
Re: This prop used to live ...
So you never read a novel, watch a film, play a computer game? Yet you do spend time posting on internet forums, you sad little troll.
Question to developers
I've been tinkering with iOS development using iOS 6 SDK, XCode 4.x, OSX 10.8 on a fairly old unibody MacBook.
How will developing/releasing apps be affected by iOS7 - will I have to upgrade XCode (which requires the new OS) to be allowed to release apps now or can I still build against the iOS 6 SDK as before? I'm not sure my Mac will even support Mavericks...
Re: Sorry apple, you are just too slow to innovate and lack imagination.
It's the 5S. It's a tweaked/tuned version of the 5. S versions never make massive changes, arguably this one does so more than other S versions have.
What about the Cook Islands?
Their domain is .ck.... Woe betide anyone running "Happy Children Company" and wanting a website.
Although owning the website co.ck would be pretty awesome.
I saw a sign "Dog grooming this way" and was shocked they'd be brazen enough to advertise. Children is bad enough, but dogs?
Re: How do you measure curved TV size?
I can see his'n'hers viewing working - we sometimes fight over what to watch and when watching TV we don't chat - I just can't see it taking off. Wouldn't you need the devices to support it - where are you getting two 3D video outputs from?
As for gaming, do any consoles support this?
Thanks guys. And to the dumbos who down-vote honest questions, get a life.
Re: Who the hell cares?
"You forget! There are millions of mindless zombies out their desperately searching for their indentity by purchasing one!"
Get off the keyboard, and get some fresh air. It will do you good.
How do you measure curved TV size?
Straight line from corner to corner as normal, or drape a bit of string to get the extra distance and make it seem as big as possible?
Two 3D images on one screen is pretty impressive technically, though I guess rather pointless.
Re: It's not like this is a new concept
Indeed. I never heard the iPos classic had problems and that must take far more jiggling since people use it on the move, even running, whereas tablets are generally used while standing still. People surely don't throw their tablets around much, they're too expensive and shiny to risk scratching!
Re: The least of its problems
Could they supply it without one but with the chipset still included so people can solder/clip one on?
Although I feel having a tiny computer which is smaller than all the bits you glue on to make it usable suggests you should perhaps have bought something a bit more complete in the first place!
Re: Simple test
Pro isn't even competing in the same market as a 7" Android tablet. Pro isn't trying to be a mass market iPad killer, it's trying to exploit a market in which there are no competitors at all (other than other windows tablets).
Did the original Surface Pro even make it to the UK yet?
Nobody with a brain buys into over-priced crap.
It's a conundrum how you need to be rather wealthy to buy Apple stuff then, given that outside the world of sport it's rather hard to earn big bucks without a brain.
MSVS 2013 requires Win 8.1? I thought they were allowing us to carry on using Win7 for developing?
Yes, and if it's locked how do you circumvent that?
Re: Cheaper Option?!?!
What about the iPod Shuffle then?
Re: Does this mean
There's not a hope in hell you'd be able to buy a new 4S for £300. They remain in massive demand - hell even a 4 is still pretty pricey unless you buy a used 2nd hand one.
Re: Invitation to an antitrust lawsuit
If they were deemed to be exploiting a monopoly to gain market share elsewhere that would be bad (what happened to MS). But it's hard to find a market Amazon could be claimed to have a monopoly on. At least so far.
Re: Free = very locked down?
You're forgetting that 99% of the population aren't nerds and wouldn't even think of rooting their phone, even if it was easy to do. In fact, a few nerds saying how cool the AmazonPhone is [because they can root it to Android] might even act as advertising to the average Joe... "well my brother's a nerd and he likes it, so it must be good".
Re: Road Safety
I think when you're in the car, all the information the watch shows would be visible on the dashboard.
Re: To be fair
It is a little tag/handcuff-esque, but I like the fact it looks a bit sci-fi.
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