238 posts • joined Monday 4th June 2007 13:04 GMT
I must be doing my bugs wrong
Every time there's a bug in my code, it creates problems. When Google or Apple users discover 'bugs', they generally end up being features that are actually useful to those companies. Imagine that. I end up with null pointers, they end up with devices that track the users and send location data back to them, or the location and names of Wifi networks. Let's see if I can cock things up a bit more, and manage to find the way to obtain cold fusion with bad SQL.
Re: Not Good
"... business and money."
You forgot to mention stupidity.
"I could care less."
Great, it's important that we all care a lot. If humans regress to the point that only WFoG are used, knowledge will only end up being what we see and hear in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples... Good bye to IT and the Internet. And the best weapon against diseases will be prayers.
Re: I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online
It was also painful to type, PaulR79. Very painful. I don't know what they teach in English speaking countries' schools because ( luckily? ) English is my second language.
The first time I came across "all" instead of "I'll" and "our" instead of "are", it took me a bit to realise what it really was. It makes you wonder wear we're at ;)
I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online
I am not on Facebook, but the screenshots of it that appear on Lamebook show that the word "nigger" is widely and often used, together with all its variations. Isn't that more offensive?
Worse than that, they allow comments which contains grammar decapitations like "would of gone", "all go when you go", "the place your going to", "we our going on holiday", "their going away".
Well done for the plastic back
The 4's glass one was too slippery, for no reason. Metal is just stupid and generally ends being covered in plastic.
I wonder why they felt the need to make it thinner ( which I guess means more complicated / expensive ). Did many people complain because they wanted to be able to put an extra book mark in their pockets? Or is it a pointless selling point?
Re: I think...
I absolutely loved it, I only got rid of it because it just wouldn't mount my N4 - no SD card -. Other than that, can't say anything bad about it. I preferred it to LXDE ( if that's not the right acronym, I meant Xubuntu ), but that wasn't bad either.
From a Nexus 4 owner
Nothing was more important than dropping that ultra slippery glass back nonsense. Well done for that!
I am against the idea, but...
If that poor rhino really has to be shot ( I would argue with that ), can't they write "evolution" on both sides? That would certainly attract higher bids from the sort of Texans who would consider bidding in the first place. Apologies to the "normal" Texans out there if they feel offended, this was not aimed at you at all.
I don't know how a brand can be high status when it clearly means "I wish I could afford Vertu, but I can't".
Re: As much as I hate to admit..
Their style is so desirable that Braun started copying it in the 60s or 70. How they got away with it, I don't know.
Re: @ Wibble - iPads are expensive?
I'll print your post out and keep it in my pocket, in the unlikely event that mum ever says that it's a shame she has no grand children.
Re: re. circumcised foreskins
You thought there were men letting scientists get on with their foreskin experiments while it is still attached to them? You must be a very brave man ( I am assuming you are one because of the name you used )
Re: Surface Pro 2
Put another hyphen across the £ symbol, to make it the pre-euro Italian liras I grew up with, and we have a deal.
We must be from the same decade. I also remember when people were able to type obviousurl.com in the address bar instead of googling absolutely everything. Things are not what they used to be anymore, and it saddens me a bit.
Long story short
The Register is opening up a base in Turkey. Reporter position lands right on the lap of a local unemployed journalist.
I read that the bouncing patent was not valid somewhere, or something like that... If I understood correctly and that really is the case, they can't allow competition to get hold of the valuable algorithms that make it happen...
@ Dave 126 Re: Erm..
Are you saying that replicating these:
deserves a patent just because it doesn't move up and down?
Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'
I am not an expert, but I believe that the combination of a small font face, 200 dpi equivalent and anything else on an analog copier would somehow blur the result. I am happy to be corrected if I am wrong.
A blurry 8 ( or is it an 8? or a 3? or a B?) would make me squint and possibly double check the original just to make sure.
A perfectly clear 8 would make me assume it is an 8 which was born as an 8, and I would just go ahead taking it as good.
And "The normal quality option produces small file sizes by using advanced compression techniques. Image quality is generally acceptable, however, text quality degradation and character substitution errors may occur with some originals."
If you are making a copy, it means that you are printing it and you don't care about the resulting file which will be deleted once you are done with it ( again, an assumption which can be corrected by anyone in the know ). Even if it turns out to be 300MB, do you really care?
Re: Can someone please explain WHY I'd connect my fridge?
Because, one day, CaaS ( Cold as a Service ) will only be available through connected hardware?
MAY *HAVE* HAD!
Re: Did I create an account just to call this guy a bellend of the highest order?
I'd upvote you, but you have 69 thumbs up and I don't want to be the one spoiling that.
The day the music ( re ) died
So, Alicia Keys is not good at flogging phones either. I can imagine she got some right bollocking today at BlackBerry HQ!
I'm afraid she will probably go back to singing again... And I really don't think she got many lessons in the meantime...
@ Another Justin
You reminded me of this xkcd. One of the few I understand :)
@ Kevin Fairhurst
*Did it actually make a difference to how I used the damn thing? Did it buggery.*
It will make no difference whatsoever. But maybe it will force marketing drones to think about new ways to justify an overpriced kit? They won't be able to stick to "it's so easy to use" forever...
Typo, or Freudian slip?
"... at www.bestbuy.com/widowsstore, which will mirror the in-store experience...".
I can see shoppers who accidentally end up in the Microsoft area sobbing and trying to bury those Windows 8 laptops :)
Any power consumption results by OS?
I have friends who run Linux distros on relatively old hardware ( coincidentally, they are the ones who asked me to install a good antivirus, Libre / Open office depending on how long ago it was, or just if I could make their boxes go a little faster ). They perform as well as newer hardware with Windows on it, but my guess is that they are less power hungry. Would Microsoft care to do a little research on that too?
It would also be interesting to see if there are variations when it comes to typing a text document or creating a spreadsheet...
There are videos of dogs saying "Hello" on the internet
But I didn't see any of women typing "Hello world". Not even one by David Attenborough!
Do they really exist???
Re: As I understand it
This is a moral ( not electronical ) downvote for insulting Paris.
Plastic back maybe?
I am happy with the thing, but it would be a great improvement if you could leave it on a relatively horizontal surface and find it there when you look for it again.
It's impressive that they managed to create a material with negative coefficient of friction. But now that we know that it can be done there is no reason to do it again! Dunno, could it be even cheaper too?
I feel for them
Those differently rounded corner icons won't just redesign themselves, and it's not something they can copy from Braun's 1960s appliances!
So, they create the first webpage in the history of humanity and the content is not "<blink>First</blink>"?
Re: "Does it have cameras pointing outward[....]"
iSee... Good point :)
Does it have cameras pointing outward to automatically take pictures of the best hipsters it spots on the streets, and Instagram them using your favourite filter?
Can it tweet your order to your favourite barista while it drives itself to the closest and trendiest Starbucks?
Will it self combust if driven out of Shoreditch?
@AC 13th April 2013 23:19 : You're using them wrong!
"The studios use big names to draw people in which also means that it will turn people away as well".
Do you really want the crowds to feel connected with the plot / characters, and enjoy the film even more?
Don't get Tom Cruise, Katie Price, Harriet Harman, lawyers, bankers, your petulant Mother In Law to play those who save you. They must play those you need to be saved from. And die. Of a really horrible and ironic death. You don't necessarily have to wish them harm in real life. But when they eventually do die, you automatically like the film a bit more. I was in tears ( of joy ) when Justin Bieber was shot dead in CSI ( here is an enhanced version of it, 4:21 of pure bliss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D4K8Rrm82w )
Had I realised at the time how annoying Gwyneth Paltrow is in real life, I would have enjoyed Seven even more when she is decapitated. Just a thought
Re: "Risk Needs Analysis"
"As a heterosexual man, if a woman ask me for IT help I mention sexual favours."
Something similar happens in the homosexual kingdom: when they ask for IT help they expect sexual favours. And I even get free coffee!
IN KEEPING WITH THE SURROUNDINGS?
MAKE THEM THE SIZE OF THEIR STUPID CARS!!!
I POSTED A SIMILAR COMMENT ON THE TELEGRAPH AGES AGO. I JUST NOTICED THAT SOMEBODY ALREADY POSTED A "CAR FOR STUPIDS' SIZE" POST DOWN BELOW, BUT HE OR SHE WASN'T SHOUTING SO IT DOESN'T REALLY COUNT TODAY!!!
Re: Selling stuff is hard
Part of it was because people were automatically buying their stuff ( Office for example ).
Part of it was because people automatically found their stuff in what they were buying ( Windows ).
I am not a Twitter expert at all, so I have a question about the "#fb" used in the post... Does it mean that every time people search for Facebook related tweets, the one above shows in the resulting list?
If so, what is the point? Otherwise, what does it exactly mean?
Where is a "First!" icon when you need one?
From the article, it seems as if the lawyer failed to accurately describe how the lady was holding the musical device. If it was firmly placed it in her hand, in the same fashion which would be appropriate for non-Apple devices only, then she obviously doesn't have a case
Re: Love it when PR stunts backfire!
Isn't Oprah the chick from Les Mis?
"consumers didn't understand touch-based laptops"
Or is it that they did and realised it didn't make sense? It's different...