2634 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
this is why I read El Reg
See, this is possibly the most important bit of news this week, and certainly the most exciting. And none of the 'big' web sites are covering it.
Presumably because it is not about football, or illustrated with a candid nap of an x-factor judge's gusset.
Can I offer...
"...One major development is the absence of the 'Start' button, which was removed on the grounds it gave people the impression that something may actually happen...."
"this is probably the first time the company had got into the cellular phone business "
He's the President of the company and he doesn't know for definite?
What else are they doing he's not told them about?
The real point
How do you miss a bug as big as that?
Not testing? or maybe they have a fleet of internal malcontents who would not bother doing anything about it if they did find out?
Either way, it is a management failure.
And yes, the response is uncharacteristically swift - but that should not engender praise: it is exactly the sort of response one ought to be able to expect.
Are you saying it is supposed to look stupid? or just that it looks stupid?
I just had a 'chat' consultation with a Dell salesdroid who confirmed the highest resolution they offer is 1920x1080, and that on top end devices. He said that people were "choosing lower resolution over other advantages" although how much choice is actually available escapes me.
So will Make's customers suddenly discover they can only order via a web site, and that what is delivered will have two parts of the original order missing? And customer service will tell them they never ordered them in the first place?
Ye glods and green things!
It's only a phone, lads, only a phone.
Why are the children so excited about filming it coming out of its box?
And why the blue blistering barnacled blazes are HTC getting so bent out of shape. They make hundreds of phones. If they hadn't said we would not have know n it was not last years!
"Really, there's no need for that kind of filth here"
I've obviously been reading the headlines wrong for the last 8 years thenn
Phantom Menace, while not out in front, is currently beating The Happening. Which means that M Lite shamalamdingdong's worst stinker is better than Spielberg's worst stinker.
Which does not mean that Emm Line Shawaddywaddy is a better director than Steve, does it? Does it?
Re: Wrong day
Thing is, I'm so disinterested in Rim now, I don't care what the stories say, true, enemy action , or spoof.
You do the hokey kokey and..
Taking the piss out of Apple, patents, and the obesssions of your own commentards. Well done.
Can I also point out:
I used to tell people at work who asked for the administrator password on their desktops "The password is obvious"
After an hour watching them trying the company name, my name, their name, 'password', 'computer', etc, I would wander past and give them a bit of paper with a single word written on it.
Shakespeare, along with act & line nos.
businesses with limited resources that are embracing virtualisation
Ah. Another category to add to my "one born every minute" file.
"Critics argue some abuses are still being ignored"
People just don't understand Capitalism, do they?
Re: It's symbolic (@Jedit 09:11)
>all those paper iPads become fully functional iPads in the afterlife
Interesting idea, of course. If we could modify that 'technology' maybe worthless euros in germany could become fully functional currency in Greece?
Instead of the other way around.
It is official
The Chinese are back to being bogey-men, it seems.
When I was a kid we had Dr. Fu-Manchu and his evil oriental henchmen, and then for a while the world was quite sensible and civilised about funny people from far away. We had discovered they were good chaps after all, and our new friends.
Now they seem to be the dark forces of evil again.
fooling the gods
I used to work on cable laying ships, and whenever we dropped a splice in the water off China, the client rep would throw a handful of "luck money" into the water. If even one bit blew back onto the ship we had to grapple for the cable again, cut and re-splice it, and drop it again ditto.
This "luck money" is essentially worthless photocopies of currency, to give the Gods. Are Chinese gods so easily fooled? It would appear to be the opposite of Omnipotence to me.
What you say is undoubtedly correct.
I am, however, disturbed at the thought that my entertainment choices are being made for me by the sort of dribbling insouciants I see in pubs watching TV and leaning very slightly forwards while they do so.
Re: Similar to BSB
And yet, and yet, people are now trying to sell us HD tellies to watch the same old carp on.
So Apple is part of some plain to foist US designs for celluar infrastructure on the rest of the world?
Imagine if the component parts of Airfix kits just merged with each other when held together? No more tricky gluing! No more spotty youths sniffing plastic cement.
It does seem odd to be carrying more payload up just to pump out as a boundary layer for re-entry. Is it lighter than the ablative layer from the hull?
But sharp corners may be useful. Think of corona forming at points for electrically charged objects. With the right design a charged body could repel ionised gasses (maybe not very much?) I wonder if this could be combined with the electrospike ideas? We never heard any more about those.
Re: The simple solution
Perhaps we should all be anaesthetised at the airport, put in vertical body bags with hooks above our heads, and slid in on rails like sides of meat? You can't kill anyone if you are asleep and hanging from a conveyor.
Only one thing to say
That is so cool.
Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second
As someone said elswhere,. I'd pay a fiver to be able to upvote this a 1000 times.
Quite innocuous, everyday items can be used.
A couple of years ago security at Schiphol confiscated my Kensington cable because the eye in the end meant I could loop it and make a garotte.
Then the next trip they confiscated my RS232 cables "because they could be used to strangle someone" but left me the power cord for the computer "because it is part of the computer, so it is legitimate".
(1) trying to pull a kensington cable tight would be a superhuman task
(2) and the RS232 cables were part of my alarm clock?
Re: Does going to the pub for a quick pint count?
No, but it sounds like a good idea. It's a half hour walk so by the time I've found my boots and locked the dogs in the shed, this is the time to set out.
Blimey. A regulator doing some regulating.
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