173 posts • joined 22 Sep 2010
Modern and simple
I, for one, like the Modern UI and the apps that I can use. I like the simplicity and lack of clutter and when I do need something more complex I just drop into the Desktop to get the job done.
Gestures (on a tablet) are so natural, I find myself preferring to use my tablet to my laptop for much of my stuff now.
I suspect Project Gemini will return some simplified apps which are quick and easy but lack the full features of their desktop counterparts, but I'm cool with that as long as the desktop counterparts are available.
What it is right...
Is there's an ENORMOUS John Virgo out there and he's circling outside the solar system, looking for the best way to pot the blue. He'll whip out his giant cue and take his shot when he's ready and confident that he'll get it in.
"and an Agenda program which to this day remains one of the best ever written for any platform"
That is so true!
Totally miss my Psion Series 5 and Series 5 MX.... heck, dare I say I even miss my Nokia 9210!?
Love this article!
Re: Good lad!
Lighten up dude, it was a joke (I'm not aware that any child in the US of A has ever had the chair for anything).
I'm really sorry to have offended you and promise with my pinky to try and remember to use an appropriate icon next time to help you along.
Of course, if he'd done this in America where potato guns are considered weapons of mass destruction, he'd be looking at The Chair right now!
Call quality affected...
Apparently, after using this, call quality can be really bad, lots of crackling.
I think that Ballmer is quite a likeable guy. I'm sure he can be an arse-hole like any other CEO/Ex-CEO (you don't get to be where he is by being nice), but there is something about him which makes me think he's got a heart.... Unlike Gates who is an automaton filled with pure, cold, hard logic.
Is it worth putting this much effort into getting a robot to do something people don't need to do anyway? And would it be as much fun if the whole top ten consisted of charmless robots?
And there was me hoping this was a video of his neighbour, Nancy.
Having used the online Office apps, my opinion is that these are really very good, very useable and very reliable.
This totally fell down the bonkers tree and hit every branch on the way down.
How long before Apple patents the use of feet in conjunction with two eyes for the purpose of transportation of organic entities from one place to another having used two eyes to identify the destination and estimate the distance to that destination?
Never played it, but fascinated by the overlordship of the powers who know better.
On the one hand, I love Windows 8. The gesture interface make perfect sense and I find the Metro side of things to be intuitive and fluid (even with a mouse on a desktop - I know, sorry).
On the other hand, I think that forcing users to use the Metro interface must be one of the dumbest numbskull decisions that Microsoft ever made (and that's even counting Windows Mobile - not Windows Phone ;). What possessed them to do that!? Totally stupid (IMHO).
Goose and Gander
On the one hand, I'm uneasy that Google is doing more to push itself to the forefront than Microsoft did and its nasty tactics are just as evil as anything Microsoft ever did yet it's not getting a fraction of the punishment or hate that Microsoft did. On the other hand however, Google doesn't have the monopoly Microsoft had on the desktop and it is easier for someone to not use any Google services today than it was to buy a non-Windows PC back in the day.
I try and live Google-free, but the reality is that nobody is Google-free. If you've ever so much as sent an email to someone on gMail, you're in.
Winwns: I'm only telling you what he said, in particular to the means of generating the power required. Typing random Welsh vegetable names seems a little unnecessary, unless you want me to get to know you.
I remember a guy back in the 80s who said that this very technology is what would be used to enable embedded ID cards, which is what the government(s) ultimately want to implement.
Ballmer was right...
... and Apple dropped the price of the original iPhone..
There's seems to be a meme here of either Bill Gates was great and Steve Jobs sucked or Steve Jobs was great and Bill Gates sucked. Maybe they were both different faces of the same monster; Business leaders who would use any and every means available regardless of who got shafted along the way.
They both gave us lots of great toys to play with, they both copied other people's ideas. They both did good things, they both did bad things.
Everybody can come up with stories of how Steve Jobs showed what a git he was and everybody can come up with stories of what a lovely and cuddly person he was. The same with Bill Gates. The only advantage Bill Gates currently has is that he's still alive so he can do more good/damage (delete as appropriate).
For my part, I think that Bill Gates will take Microsoft backwards in terms of technology and innovation. He could well wreck the joint. I think he's a slime-ball.
I gave you an upvote because your post was interesting. Maybe next time though, you could include some pictures for people who don't have the attention span needed to take in someone's thoughts.
Re: Company of the people?
I wholeheartedly agree. Think differently? As long as its not different to Apple where pretty much every screen looks the same except for a wallpaper.
Mobile apps on iDevices have become bland since they have all now clichés of the Apple design paradigm. And that's creative and individual?
Pull the other one.
Re: No need
I would have thought the mood was a consistent "smug", but your list has more insight :D
Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...
If you get enough fractions to join together, you could get a whole lot of fun ;)
Nothing to see here
To look into this you would be like this idiot and you don't want that. Nobody wants to be like him, and you certainly don't. Don't be an idiot, look over there! Hey, look, Justin Bieber just got arrested!
Nothing to see here unless you're a moron so move along...
You know he's on the way...
"The Trust have been trying to recruit actors to film chunks for their new interactive displays, with little regard for accuracy"
If only there was an actor who has sketchy (at best) knowledge of all things technical but everybody trusts because he's so lovely........
Someone call Fry!!
"Apple has announced that it received fewer than 250 requests for data from US"
I love videos like this, they give us a sense of how far we've come in a relatively short time (it also shows how Apple has changed its ethos in a relatively short time as well, but that's another topic).
And to top it all off, it's made the news just around the 30th birthday of the Mac! I love coincidences like this - they're what makes life perfect.
Not sure how you can be downvoted for saying what you find to be good about your Windows Phone... But remember you are dealing with teenage iPhone users here.
Re: Many dimensions
"I always like to imagine the universe as a torus"
Unless the Big Bang happened in March in which case it might be a Pisces...
If I had to choose...
With this and the Google Glass app to record conception, I can imagine a full suite of accessories and other paraphernalia which could turn each and every baby into a product;
* Action Figures
* Making of DVD
* Greetings Cards
The possibilities are endless!
One thing in its favour though is that in a world where many children are unloved and unappreciated, it at least shows some form of affection towards a new human about to make their most arduous journey into our world.
Honestly, I haven't laughed so much in ages! Those descriptions are priceless!
Re: If you're not a terrorist, you have nothing to worry about
You may think you're anonymous, but 'they' know who you are, and where you live, and who you fancy and what colour your pee is.
Re: "an antenna thinner than a human hair."
Has anyone actually given a human hair an IQ test?
Re: Rise of the Big Brother machine SKYNET IS ON ITS WAY
There are certain people who have been waiting for something like this to happen to payment systems for around 2,000 years but they never quite understood how it would happen...
Re: Very interesting read!!
Ironically, while the Catholic Church was pushing the Earth-In-The-Centre teaching in Europe, in Asia, the very same church was actually teaching that the earth was going around the sun.
I pooh-pooh your bullshit :P
I'd love to know the average age of people here who are arguing that their choice of platform is best. I'm guessing the iPhone owners are around 16 years old while the Android owners are late 20s early 30s. I'm basing this assumption on the arguments, language used. The iPhone owners tend to be more religious in their outlook while the Android users are patiently trying to educate the young whipper-snappers to look farther than the end of their collective noses.
I don't use Android, by the way.
iPhone owners make me laugh though, they think they're so individual.
A downloadable CSV would be fantastic as I could then use Pentaho to send it to me whenever something has changed.
"Beardy Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg"
"The balding former pirateer will be forced from his homeland next Wednesday 27 November"
It's like a person's folicular means as much to El Reg as do house prices to the Daily Mail.
I was always under the impression that there would be service packs for those who bought Office 2013 on CD but that those using Office 365 were getting incremental updates and would not be need service packs per se.
Am I mistaken then?
I bet it won't work with...
... any Windows Phones due to Google's "It's Not Finished Until It Doesn't Work On Windows Phone" policy.
Jeremy Clarkson was excited
... At the prospect of blowing up Wales.
Dead On Arrival
They should have dug up that other misguided statement by someone who didn't see the market's future where he said; "7-inch tablets are going to be DOA"
I know you're asking who said that. You are? Ok, since you asked I'll tell you. It was Steve Jobs.
Where is he!?
I'm sure JPZR would have something to say about this!
Has Steve Jobs become to The Register what Diana is to The Express?
This sounds like a pig's ear of fanwank. Multiple doctors, multiple enemies, yawn. It'll be so 'inside baseball' I reckon only the diehard fans will 'get' it. Then there'll be the proms special, the automatic BAFTAs for best navel-gazing and stealthiest shark jumping.
And us poor Welsh will have to put up with how BBC Wales has saved the universe by making Doctor Who so good, more automatic Welsh BAFTAs and then the obligatory Brian Cox interviews about how amazing it is that Doctor Who will make kids want to be amazing like him.
Will I be watching it? Hell yeah! I've already cancelled my holiday to Skaro just to make sure I press record.
True test of tech
Getting my wife to try tech is tough, but when she saw the eInk display on my old Kindle wehich I gave her she hasn't looked back. If I hadn't already gotten her that, getting a Nook at this price for ChristX would be top of my list!
He was right about the iPhone being too expensive. That's why Apple knocked hundreds of dollars off the price not long after it was launched.
Customisable back plates with different colours!? Awesome! Why hasn't anybody else thought of that!?
And in other news...
And in other news, a charity for cervical cancer is hoping to fly a balloon in the shape of David Cameron...
As soon as Microsoft find a way for Windows Phone to install apps to the memory card, the mid and lower end phones will be more usable. As it is, 8GB for apps is not great but it is Ok. Better than what HTC did with the 8S and its 4GB - what were they thinking!?
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