397 posts • joined Sunday 4th July 2010 12:43 GMT
Re: This will change your mind...
"However even if it does, there is no way for a potential future buyer to know if the previous owner removed the content or not and if they have to pay or not."
From what I read, when you install the game to a new XBOX, the game is disabled on the previous one.
Re: Its not very anonymous is it..
...and very good.."Ouch!! thank you Miss".. Madam Whiplash is too. She even.. "Ouch!!! Thank you Miss" ...has a rather excellent... "Ouch!!! Thank you Miss" ...wifi connection at her location.
Well to be fair to Microsoft, they aren't actually forcing you to upgrade. They release newer versions and extol the virtues of new version as does just about every other software company on the planet. They also tend to support the older versions of their software for a lot longer than if not all, then certainly most software companies. If it works for you then fine and dandy, don't upgrade.... but why should they stop making new versions for others just because you don't feel that YOU need to upgrade. Personally, I would never use subscription based software myself but others might. The bulk of businesses may consider the Adobe option too expensive and not come onboard, in which case they may be forced to reconsider, if they do get onboard and it pays off then you can put a guarantee on not only Microsoft, but many other companies following suit.
........... and then as you say there is the free option, and although they would suit mine and many others purposes, for many these leave a lot to be desired.
Re: I await RyanAir's response with interest
Ryanairs "fuck you" response would have been simple... Booking Fee levy as a "protest". Strange how their protests always end up costing the customer money and profit for RyanAir. Saying that I haven't flew with RyanAir since they stopped flying out of Belfast, I only flew with them because I knew how to dodge all their fees and could get VERY cheap flights with them, £6 return per person to East Midlands on one occasion, but it appears those days are long gone. So given the choice for the same price, I would fly with another airline. Their credit card fees were extortionate back then, although I believe it's now been changed to a website admin fee or some other other equally extortionate nonsense nowadays.
Re: There are plenty of Steve Jobs running around.
Not necessarily, Woz is really only known because of what Jobs did. If not for Jobs he would probably be an excellent but anonymous engineer working for one of the many tech companies. On the flip side, Jobs wouldn't have had anything to do had Woz not did what he did. Each one required the other for them to prosper otherwise both their futures would probably have turned out very different.
If they knew one then yes, they very much would expect it. It's fine if you are getting a work for work sort of deal, e.g. I knew a builder who wanted his PC sorting out, I had an old fireplace I needed covered over, so he brought his PC down, and I sorted it while he sorted out the fireplace. Obviously there are limitations to even this kind of exchange. In general though, people who want stuff done for free will quite happily ask that "mate" who is a plumber, even though they only contact them or happen to be "mates" when a plumber is required.
Another nice little utility
Windows 8 isn't that bad once you get shot of TIFKAM (which is that bad) for Start8. I actually did like some of the TIFKAM apps, and now this actually makes them usable. Stardock really need a new slogan and I have the perfect one for them "We unfuck what Microsoft fucked".
It's actually a decent enough OS and would have been better if Microsoft had listened to the several million people yelling TIFKAM sucks a sweaty one, get rid of it and mostly I don't have to bother with it at all now.
I have not the words
It it wasn't so effing scary it would be funny
I'm not sure I want to see it now
Star Wars - Return of the zimmerframes.
I would hope they will all be taking on elderly statesperson type roles. I'm sorry but as attractive as she was in her day, the thought of Carrie Fisher slipping her saggy kebab back into "that" outfit is giving me an iffy belly. I would also suggest that HF and LH may need either a surgeons knife or a roll of duct tape to get the wrinkles out, otherwise they are going to look like a couple of walruses flying a spaceship.
For some weird reason I'm starting to go off the idea of a new Star Wars movie.
Someone at Google has been at the Evostick Timebond again
People didn't buy the cheap one, what makes them think people will buy a really expensive one.
Re: Times are hard
Google has enough cash on hand to at least test the waters with 10 or 15 stores. Granted it would be an expensive experiment, particularly if it failed. I couldn't see it being as successful as Apple stores but you never know.
Re: Maybe 13 is the problem
That assumes parents take an active interest in what their children are doing online. Many parents expect other people to ensure they are protected instead of assuming that responsibility for themselves.
I did that on Google
The snake doesn't come up until the fifth suggestion... the first four are for the programming language, followed by a Monty Python link, then f*ck knows how many more programming language links.
When I read about this on torrent freak, to me it was pretty obvious they were pointing out the irony and double standards of anti-piracy organisations and mocking the horror, outrage and lets sue stance that those organisations like to take. [Removed this bit because obviously that viewpoint isn't allowed.... someone has a very thin skin perhaps?]
Someone needs their meds
Couldn't agree more with The lone lurker's view on your article (It pisses me off when people plug their sites in comments btw and only serves to make me not want to visit it again)
"The mobile phone form factor as it is today is dying" - Since when, outside novelty items what other form factors for a mobile phone are you seeing. Stitching tech into fabrics, is one of the stupidest ideas that has been circulating of recent years and to date it hasn't taken off, simply because it's a bad idea. I can see specific applications where it may be of use but not on a mass consumer scale. The mobile phone form factor works because a. it's mobile, b. It's mobile and c. It's mobile, it doesn't need to be able to communicate with some other odd bit of cheap tech that's been stitched in before it works correctly.
"Nobody really wants screen real-estate in a device we talk into, it’s senseless and unnecessary" - Nobody apart from the tens of millions buying larger screen smartphones with one of the main reasons being it having ....larger screens. Even Apple the great "disrupters" have now conceded that people want larger screens.
The iWatch isn’t about controling apps from your wrist. The iWatch is the next iPhone - Which means that either people are going to either have to have their conversions in public and look like idiots, hold a watch type device to their ear and look like idiots or once again have an extra bit of equipment for the ear connected either by wireless or wired means, and will mean people have to walk around with bluetooth type devices hanging on their ears...and look like idiots.
After reading the article my first thought was why did he call this site successful workplace, and I would redirect you to the first two sentences of this comment
Re: That picture of the black keyboard.....
No, they are happiness rainbows.
The DMCA requests should be easy enough
Just filter them to go directly to deleted files. As copyright is suspended by international law, it's would be a perfectly legal site and DMCA, quite apart from being an American law (although they deem otherwise) is not relevant. They may need to be careful though and ensure only US copyrights are ignored as any other countries copyrights remain valid and in force.
Re: "Prostitutes have Facebook pages?"
So, and of course this is purely for ...ahem...research purposes. How would one go about seeking one in their local area... or within 200 miles anyway. Preferably, clean, fully tested and attractive, willing to experiment and very discreet........... Like I said...Just for research purposes... and in case perhaps a friend.. yes that's it... a friend happened to require one. :-)
Re: Remove all links to Facebook from all engines please
I'm sorry dssf but I got to the third paragraph, and just couldn't be bothered any more. I'm sure others read the rest though, it would be a shame to offer up all that information and no one bothered going past the third paragraph. I just have a short attention span and grammar was never something that held my interest.
How about Nuttynauts
US content on Netflix is far better
Although I did really like their Lilyhammer series. I might even pay a months access to watch House of Cards. Will it be as good as the original... You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment.
"reducing the regulatory burden to secure growth"
I believe the US tried that with banking system and look how well that turned out.
If I simply wanted a communication tool, I would have bought a cheap mobile for £10. If you think that's all a smartphone is, then you need to get an imagination.
Windows 8 isn't that bad, just TIFKAM sucks a sweaty pair
As soon as I got shot of TIFKAM and started using Start8 it certainly improved. I even like quite a few of the TIFKAM apps, it's a shame they use it to run. If they could just get those apps working within the normal desktop and give it a close button instead of having to drag the app down then escape from TIFKAM as quickly as possible. Even the ribbon toolbar is not that bad once you get the hang of where things are, and I originally hated the ribbon. They took a perfectly good start menu system and completely banjaxed it for the sake of touchscreen that few people want or use on a PC when they should have concentrated on integrating the Skydrive cloud more seamlessly. They made a lot of improvements in Windows 8, unfortunately they are completely overshadowed by the the turd that is TIFKAM. So if they want to do a Windows 8 launch reboot..... reboot the OS without that f*****g monstrosity.
I don't think the results are that bad
Thing about Apple though is the majority of their profit is in two product lines, and the vast majority being in just one. If people do start turning away from the iPhone line in large numbers and they have nothing to replace it then those profits are likely to plummet. Who would have predicted Nokia's position today 6 or 7 years ago. It doesn't take long to go from hero to zero in the technology world. Not that I am wanting Apple to fail, it makes no difference to my life what happens to them.
One thing is for sure if you ask me, Apple at the moment is a ship without a captain. Tim Cook may be a great first mate but in my opinion he is not a captain, he is a number cruncher and Apple needs a products man with some vision at the helm. As for the steady profits on increased revenue. I'd hazard a guess at the reports about the difficulties they are having in building the latest products may be causing more wastage and increased costs as a result. But then I suppose if I was that great at knowing what was going on, I'd be heading up the company, instead of sitting at a keyboard. Still wouldn't mind a share of those profits the Wall Street goons are complaining about though.... I could buy my very own country.
Yes.... Apple devices, I've only had an iPhone for 6 months and I'm already bored to death with it.
What can one say
hahahahahahahahahahaha..................hahahahahahahahahahahahahah..............lol........guffaw.................hahahahahahahahahah.......... nuff said
Do you expect anything better
With hacks like AO running rampant through it's pages telling half truths and outright lies. It's like Fox news with the Quote of the Day that all their commentators have to use during the day to get their point across.
I always wonder
Are people pissed off because they are not getting the beef they paid for or because they are eating Champion the Wonder Horse. Personally I say put the beef back in the beefburgers, and give the horses their own burger.
I don't know if my wife is available for the job though.
Re: I'm sorry, I do not understand [insert phrase here]
I already have a few shortcuts set up, but to be honest I keep forgetting what they are :-D
I'm sorry, I do not understand [insert phrase here]
Witty responses my ass. I would be more impressed if I could get the bloody thing to ring my brother to let him know I was just leaving now and would be there in five or ten minutes. After persisting on one or two occasions my eventual phone call has consisted of "I'm just pulling into your street now". Needless to say I have given up trying and have now chosen the option of "click, slide, select, scroll, select & select" which usually takes me the length of time it takes to walk down my path. I know my Belfast accent probably has a lot to do with it, and sometimes I end up getting results speaking in a posh English accent or worse... an American accent, but emmm... no, just ......no.
Re: True innovation
Because android phones don't crash into those kinds of death screens....
and Apples iDevices don't either....
Perhaps it's simply because it asks for the disk, in that case...BFD. By the way those photos are from links in the comments from the page that you posted in another article Bob, but maybe you didn't read that far in your excitement to get another anti-MS comment posted. You (again) fail to mention this "true innovation" happened because they were pissing about with their phones and flashing firmwares.
Re: shouldn't read this, shouldn't comment
Sorry... had to double read that comment...... that sentence could have turned out all wrong and slightly disturbing.
Re: Twas the bettery life, or lack of.
Not exactly a fair comparison there though. They were messing about with their phones and flashing firmware, so it's not exactly the "Windows Phone 8 User Experience" you are attempting to mislead people into believing it is. But then what else can be expected from someone as obviously anti-MS as yourself.
Depressingly sad comment... and sadly also depressingly true.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to go and play online poker with all my friends.... they really are my friends... honestly.... they care a lot about me and I about them....... what are the names of their wives and children..... I really never thought to ask.
Obama won then, how predictable
Not that I have anything against him, but Malala Yousafzai should have won this one by a country mile.
Apple maps was a smart business move.
It sells devices...... Because when you get lost using Apple maps, the only fuckers who will ever find you will need an Apple device to do it. ;-)
Re: 10 years
I almost thought the 10 years was a bit harsh myself, until I read the last sentence of the article. It appeared he quite liked children as well........ so fuck him. as for the "over here" I think sabba pretty much covered that ;-)
Not just the power supply
The whole kit is the flakiest piece of crap I've ever used. I've ended up disabling the wireless and plugging a more reliable wireless router (also a netgear) into it and using that as my wireless access point. which of course immediately uses up one of the Gb ethernet ports. I plan on getting a better router and just enabling modem only mode on it.
They could very possibly be...
...the committee that hands out the peace prize seem to have lost the plot on occasion in recent times.
Holy bat crap
Nobody saw that coming!!
At least they are both making large efforts...
....Meanwhile, Virgin "Galactic" are building low orbit space feathers for rich and shameless theme rides.
Ode To The Playmonaut
One bitter morn' he set off for the skies,
The playmonauts trip planned out by the wise.
High into the air he rode his balloon,
praying the planner was not a baffoon.
Higher and higher he continued to soar,
The wind rushing by with a deafening roar.
At just the right time the balloon gave a bang,
so loud was the noise, our hero's ears rang.
As he stopped rising up and started to stall,
The parachute opened and eased up his fall.
Quickly he realised that things were not right,
The wind suddenly changed and hastened his plight.
He dropped Lower and lower as he flew futher South,
He thought of his planner with his hand over mouth.
As the coastline approached he knew it was trouble,
The speed of his plastic heart started to double.
He looked to the East and in the distance saw Brighton,
But he knew as he passed he couldn't stop fightin'.
He went further and further out over the Channel,
Wishing he packed up some soap and a flannel.
There was nothing he could do now but sit there and wait,
And as the water got closer he pondered his fate.
After what seemed like an age he finally splashed down,
And as he floated along he prayed not to drown.
Meanwhile back on the coast of old Blighty,
The panic to save him was rushed and quite mighty.
In the search for a boat Playmonauts team ran to and fro,
When finally they found the good ship Even-Flow.
They sped to the spot they last logged his flight,
Hoping their hero would be quite alright.
On the sides of the boat they were staunchly perched,
Long into the evening they searched and they searched.
No sign of their friend could any man find,
This would be a day when the gods were not kind.
Sadly they left and returned to the dock,
The pub was awaiting and to there they would flock.
They all raised their glasses to their friend lost at sea,
And then they all toasted his replacement to be.
Back in the dark as our hero looked on,
He watched the boat search and then it was gone.
He knew on this night he was now on his own,
So decided to fight on instead of just moan.
He paddled so hard his arms started to ache,
But more and more progress he started to make.
As the dawn sun came up he gave a quick glance,
In the distance was land and he knew it was France.
with safety in sight he knew he had to give more,
So with new vigour he swam ever harder to shore.
With one more big push the dry land was in reach,
so exhausted he pulled himself onto the beach.
As he lay on his back and looked up at the sun,
he sighed and he smiled as he knew he had won.
And so ends our story of a hero so bright,
Who proves it pays never to give up the fight.
I could just not bother subscribing, save myself £100 and read one of the many other available newspapers.
Maybe Apple will buy it
They seem to want to control every other aspect of their devices, so maybe this will let them control one more area.