2417 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
First it was, Windows Phone 7 will be great, and it wasn't,
I got heavily downvoted for suggesting that WP7 should not be cut any slack because I suggested it was not a brand-new OS but, err, the 7th iteration.
Now it is a commonplace that it is just WinCE rebadged.
I got suckered into WM6 on a phone, that never worked and never got fixed. Ditto WM6.5 . Had I been fool enough to believe the hype over WP7 they would have done it to me again. There is no good reason to trust WP8.
Re: Dead and buried
>If the rumor is right UK government intends to do that.
It's quite a good idea. Snag is /all/ of their suppliers should be on the list. First one they name will be straight to the high court like a spoiled teenager: "they are still talking to Frank! It's sooo unfairrr! Wah!"
that's the bugger. Late, tired etc.
HP were pretty unkind to mobile. Letting the PDA/phone business fester, then the Palm fiasco. Don't blame mobile!
R&D is good.
It seems a long time since anyone invented something new.
How's the varistor doing?
Any plans to research new methods of data entry?
What about higher screen res? Any movement on making x1500 screens for the price of x768?
And software? any good stuff from enterprise that could be packaged up? intelligent data mining? The post-spreadsheet data mangling app? translation? natural language? Visualising? Project management?
No mention of phones & tablets? Have they changed their mind on those again?
Bear of little brain
I use my phone for talking & texting, but have been considering a change of heart.
But the more I read the more bafflingly complex it becomes. This or that 'edition' of a phone? what is/is not LTE? who will have what options? Not to mention what happens if you dare take your mobile to another country. I think the whole industry is doing its damndest to make sure I won't bother.
Going to go back to Morris Dancing & wood carving, I reckon.
Re: Penny wise, pound foolish.
I agree with solidsoup, the 70% idea is windowdressing. This thing will have to face the laws of thermodynamics twice, on import and export, so I'd have thought the 25% figure is as good as it gets.
@GitMeMyShootinIrons Re: Agreed.
>even with SSD, a slim form factor and a fancy new processor.
...and no optical drive.
Even 300 quid laptops come with an optical drive. for £900 they should either spend the money saved on a proper screen, or put an external drive in the box.
I'm sure you are right, but I had far less experience of Ka on ships - the sputniks we used were equipped for C, and if the rain was heavy enough we would lose either signal or symbol lock.
Like I say, my Sky (?Ku?) box doesn't like wet weather
Satellite internet makes sense when the US population is so sparsely scattered. In Europe population densities are higher and terrestrial solutions more practical as well as actually faster.
Not to mention the weather. I used to work on ships and our C-band internet feeds were often interrupted by rain at one end or the other. (My domestic Sky TV sometimes goes off in heavy rain).
And Europe has more aesthetic control over building use: the planning laws would go do-lally over so many dishes, whereas in the US people have large back yards to lose them in.
Oh, and it is expensive.
Sod the eBook
Is Emma Watson going to do the film?
Surely M$ of all people should be able to employ people in Brazil and the UK and Portugal and Kenya without them dragging their sack of bodily fluids to Redmond?
or if it doesn't work for them, why are they trying to flog it to the rest of us?
> Apps that take advantage of hardware-specific features
> – such as phone dialing and SMS, GPS positioning, or
> sensors – aren't much use with BlueStacks, either.
Is that mostly 'cos the host hasn't got the hardware, rather than a Bluestacks issue?
Re: Win8 Most undesirble Chrimbo Present competition winner 2012. win8FAIL
Well, I think the greedy little sods should get a stocking with a wallnut, a satsuma, A Beano annual and a new toothbrush. And think themselves lucky it wasn't full of Coal.
The narrower the subject matter, the easier it is to pass the test. Limiting case: it is very hard to decide if a human or a machine is solving 3+3.
But it is depressing that our Turing candidate is being assessed on it's Genocidal abilities, rather than - say - playwriting or portraiture
That's even better than my Godzilla-based joke!
And would this not have happened if the culprits had installed Windows 7? or AmigaOS? or OS/2?
Why is anyone surprised by this?
Had you told me there was no such linkage I would have been very doubtful and demanded serious evidence.
I was quite happy to put the double size battery and big cover on the back of my Motorola Timeport, back in the 90s.
I think that phone manufacturers are all chasing the one market. I'd have thought that, like the big-button market for older users there was a case for a big-battery market for people like me away from base for days.
I agree that the fact that so many of these external devices exist show the phone makers are being a bit too mee-too in following each other down one road. Lets have some divergence for a change.
Too Late; Don't Care. Lost interest in her now.
@Velv: The Swiss have saying about Trains
True. Two illustrations.
I was standing on the platform at Hardbrukke, on a frosty, foggy morning. The train was 45 seconds late and a chap started to have a panic attack. "Where is the train?"
I was in Chur, and as people were getting off they were being given leaflets. The train had been 1 minute late 3 days running, and this was the explanation.
Is it time for this again?
It's a million to one, I tell you!
This is going the rounds at the moment:
I find it hard to imagine that it is the scandal some have suggested, just the fall-out from an allocation policy set firmly in the early years of networking.
But it might raise a few bob, like selling off the spectrum. I shall be signing the petition that suggests it:
This makes all those 700 quid laptops with x768 screens look even more of a ripoff.
And an SD slot too. I can feel my wallet twitching.
Re: Yac Yac Yac
I still have a Yac number for fax-to-pdf.
But for web sites that insisit on a telephone number I normally go to the 'contact us' page and cut-and-paste their head office phone number.
OK Mr Downvoter
Either you have concrete knowledge that $MEGACORP spent money training me in XP and Office, or certain proof that I am not at all puzzled.
Do let us know.