80 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd November 2010 15:09 GMT
Here's a though. Maybe, just maybe, she had a different opinion to you. Maybe, just maybe, all she hears is her nerdy boyf blathering on like a fanboy about *his* preferred platform, because that *exactly* what you sound like to me...
Re: Yep, I agree @AC
the 90's called, they want their meme back. Tit.
Re: New product?
Well earned I'd say!
Re: New product?
@Ragarath: I don't understand. What was it about Media Access Control addresses that gave you trouble?
"The open source feeling has long lost Ubuntu..."
"I use openSUSE..."
How short our memories are!
Re: Respect !!
"These wars weren't started by Maggie, but that doesn't mean Argentina wasn't equally about oil."
Argentina invaded the Falklands. She didn't start it, they did. Was it about oil? Probably. It was equally about letting the rest of the world know that she wasn't to be trifled with and had the resolve to look out for Britains interest and citizens.
Re: North American centric sales surveys are less than meaningful ...
Where do I get a copy of the Android apologists handbook?
"Ignoring the fact that Apple is looking tired, using a handset that is as common as that phone is, doesn't make it good - it just proves how many suckers out there actually believe their advertising." Could it be that sme people have differing priorities to your own you utterly ridiculous fanboi.
"And Apple doesn't do Facebook, which is actually the perfect medium for characters who buy Apple." Say's the obvious narcissist...
Re: How could you say such a thing.
"Google has the very best interests of Google at heart, and we should all be grateful for that." TFTFY
Re: @AC 11:30
"An iPad, or an Android tablet, is designed to be a consumption device" Can 2010 have it's thinking back?
Re: I'm not sure ...
Unlinke a website not a million miles away?
Re: I have an iPad which I love...
Pythonista is pretty neat too...
'Submit it as a PDF and tell them to fsck off get with the times.'
Good luck with that approach.
Re: wtf ? @Greg.
Nah-a. Let's keep those goal posts static. If Mozilla wanna play this game, they have to let other engines on. After all Gecko is sat on top of a Linux kernel, therefore it could run a webkit browser.
Sat around from 8am 'til 1pm waiting for engineers that never showed up to install a business line. They are claiming that the job was cancelled on Friday evening and that we had been contacted. Except we hadn't. I thought BT's core business was communication, evidently not. It's bullshitting when the cock up, clearly.
Re: Nano is OK for simple users
Or, y'know, accept that computing has moved on and use a decent modern editor that combines the best features of the terminal or the GUI. Like sublime. It even has a decent vi mode.
Yes, it is a bit of a troll for which I apologise, but I genuinely find vi and emacs can be sledgehammers used to crack peanuts.
And yet 75% of the smartphone market is Android. Surely not even you are stupid enough not to see the clone correlation there, or are they all individuals for buying similar devices? Clown.
Re: Only crazy people need apply.
Nah, just confirms that this site is overrun with Google fanbois...
Re: last paragraph...
Well yes, that's called 'first-mover advantage'. What you seemingly fail to comprehend is that there was only 1 initial Android device released in September 2008 (HTC G1 I believe) with a ~9 month gap between the next devices to be released In the 4.33 years since the market place has been saturated with 300 or so Android *phones* released - many of which were given away with contracts. Apple have release 6 and still, despite what El Reg want us to believe, dominate the sales. If you look at the numbers based on this particular piece of research, it appears that the share of the market place that Apple have has increased over the last quarter. It's also worth noting that the 'Other' category also contains iPhone 4 sales, as well as Windows, Blackberry and the rest. Most importantly in business terms, Apple own the profits. This with Samsung out-spending Apple's marketing by quite some margin. It would also be reasonable to assert that Samsung are Android.
"Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected over the holidays at 47.8 million, sparking speculation that fanbois might finally be tiring of Jesus-mobe upgrades while Android gains market share"
That's not what the numbers are saying:
Re: Apple - Arse - Elbow. (@Aaron Em)
So don't use an iPhone then you muppet. It's not as if owning one is a requirement of law. It's not as if Google's offering is significantly better in that part of the world either.
Already has. Well, almost. They've submitted a set of patches to improve the way WebKit renders columns in CSS, putting it on a par with Presto.
Re: Another one down
Quick, someone attacked Google! Thank the makers that Shitpeas is around to decent their honour. :-/
Re: I love programmer snobbery.
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."
It's articles and comment threads like this that remind me precisely why I stopped reading. Where are the article down-vote buttons?
Re: Prior art ?
Really? You don't think that perhaps the Apple store layout precedes the PC World one?
No word of a lie, I have seen someone use it to produce building layouts. The mind boggles.
Re: Goodbye Adobe...
I've stopped bothering with PDF printers. All the programs I use on a daily basis are capable of producing PDF files relyably on their own. If you are after a lightweight PDF viewer then both Sumatra and Evince are excellent choices.
You 're like a stuck record. We get it, you don't like Apple or their users. Well done. I'll make sure that you get a shiny medal. Now, pretty please with a cherry on the top, can you stop trolling and spamming every single Apple article that published here?
So much for the house rules El Reg mods...
Apologies in advance for the pedancy...
It s " A *and* R, as in Artists *and* Repertoire written as 'A&R'. Other that that, I completely and utterly concur with what you have said!
@John H Woods: That quote has been attributed to Pablo Picasso. It's thought that both 'borrowed' it from T S Eliot; "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different." Whether or not Stravinsky and Picasso improved upon the dictum I'm not sure, they certainly expressed it more succinctly.
re: And what IP have they 'stolen', pray tell
"Because as far as I can tell this is a copyright issue, not an IP issue." Copyright *IS* IP you fucking moron! "IP" mean "intellectual property". Trade dress or how something looks is intellectual property. Hey, everyone is entitled to an opinion on this and I'm not going to argue who is right or wrong, but at least have the gumption to understand the fucking issues at hand. Idiot.
"...TheRegister's attitude of "Apple can do no wrong" is getting really annoying."
You are joking aren't you? I mean, there is an IT Crowd reference and everything. Either that or you are new here. Yeah, you are new.
Is it me or are fandroids getting at least as bad as the other fanbois? There seems to be more of them too.
BTW, El Reg doesn't have a bias; irreverence is *the whole point of the site*. The other thing to recognise is that this "article" is editorial, "Open...and Shut" is an opinion column.