522 posts • joined 2 Mar 2011
Good to read some actual balanced thoughts on the matter for a change.
Re: hearing loss isnt funny!
troll against those people of the world with hearing issues/problems
seriously... that's what you took from that comment? get out and about more dude.
Re: The picture ..
I have both a Samsung hoover and a Dyson (yeah, we're a two hoover family). The Samsung is much (much) quieter and has much better suction. It was also less than half the price. In conclusion, I think your sample size might be somewhat lacking.
More likely they bamboozled the NHSS IT and procurement bods. They will sign literally anything if you give them a free pen.
Now I've got Cyndi Lauper stuck in my head.
As an old Minolta fan of yore, I really hope Sony don't screw the imaging biz. Many of us were worried what might happen to the Minolta legacy should Sony run into financial difficulties, and it looks like over the next few years we may be about to find out. At the moment however it does seem to be an area in which they're excelling, on both innovation and profitability.
Re: Learn something new every day
Nah, that Indian one clearly took years to accumulate and perfect. Kellys can do that in a day.
Well this is a surprise
I honestly thought the Moto G was the start of something interesting, and that Google were going to keep Moto, losses and all. Oh well that's probably why I'm not an industry analyst. Mind you, it's not as if I get these things wrong any more frequently than they do.
Re: @Vociferous - Hmmm... Should probably order that Moto G I've been thinking about.
+1... with the exception of the display, it's easily as good as my One X and in some respects - notably HSDPA signal retention in borderline areas (like my bloody desk) - it's noticeably better.
Ahem... None of my banks HAS been stupid enough.
@PhilipJ Re: 65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
"Valve is not going after PC gamers - they already have that market."
Then why does Newell make such a big deal about the "65 million" existing Steam users? We're talking about hardware here. The market Steam has is currently 100% software.
Re: 65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
Macs are just a subset of all PCs (ducks... sorry - couldn't resist).
I know what you mean though. Big picture mode is pretty handy and I already use it on my HTPC, which also does a whole bunch of other stuff that a Steam Machine currently (and deliberately) can't. No doubt they'll expand SteamOS to add more bells and whistles in the fullness of time, but right now...? I'm not saying the market will be nonexistant, but they will have a fight on their hands and everyone knows how quick on their feet Valve are...
65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
Don't get me wrong, I love PC gaming and I love Steam and I really want to see Valve succeed in this, but I'm beginning to think they're going after the wrong people. I can't honestly see anything more than a tiny percentage of those 65m existing users converting or adding a Steam Machine purely for gaming. IMHO Valve really needs to be going after new users; people who might otherwise not consider PC gaming.
OTOH if HL3 (when it arrives) is a Steam Machine exclusive then they might be in with a chance. They'll piss millions of people off, but they might be in with a chance.
I initially came to the same conclusion, but then realised you can't make that judgement based on what is basically just a subset of data.
Re: Minor pedantic nitpick, re: Dan1980
Most Speccys I've opened had a paper-coned 'speaker, although some are indeed Mylar.
"Just buy an iPhone"
D+ must try harder
The 10.2 OTA update put my phone in a bootloop and borked both GPS and Bluetooth. So that's the first and last time I'll be idly tapping "accept" on one of those.
Truth be told, for many handsets it appears there are better custom ROM choices for speed and reliability these days.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Re: Interesting but...
any chance of doing a test/review of 4 drive units? Some of us have a lot of 'stuff' to squirrel away.
Much as it's tempting just to jump for a Drobo, my wallet is cringing at the prospect.
They would get a much better return on their time and effort if they set their sights on fixing the mess that is their mobile UI.
Pretty much as expected then
Can you say "lip service"?
Re: Won't somebody think of the children?
what would anyone expect with Rifkind as its chair?
R4 this morning: "some people say Rifkind is perhaps not the best person to be chairing the ISC".
Understatement of the week.
Years down the line they still haven't gotten their 'automatic plugin download' thing to work properly when Firefox wants you to install/update Flash.
Re: More power to them...
Shhh! Don't tell them!
'I hate my job
'I hate my job
'I hate my job
'Seriously, what the fuck am I doing here?
Damp patch found on Mars
NASA dogging club denies responsibility.
Re: MS pretty near first to market ?
Yes, but it has yet to introduce iTunes Radio, which will be their equivalent service. DRTFA dear!
Re: Literally the Chocolate Factory, then.
Re: How about
P - Peanut Treets
Well done you - a snobbish comment railing against snobbery and all said without a hint of irony.
No doubt there will those who dogmatically avoid a K-version Android handset in this manner. I very much doubt either Google or Nestlé will care though, as I suspect the Venn diagram of "people who truly avoid giving financial benefit to Nestlé in any way whatsoever" and "people who buy the latest smartphones built by the tiny hands of east asian children" will have a very small overlap.
And to anyone who sucessfully avoids Nestlé utterly and completely - my hat's off to you. They have their fingers in so many pies that I'd imagine successfully avoiding them would take up the same amount of time as having a full time job.
Re: I used to like KitKats
What is wrong with our own chocolate?
Where to begin? It's in a different leage from Nort American excreta, but it's otherwise somewhat of a joke. Loading it up with waaay too much sugar and dairy fat is our problem.
Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet
There is only one place in the world to go for decent chocolate, and that is Belgium. Nowhere else is any good.
Yes, the ability to make decent chocolate STOPS at the Belgian border. Nowhere else in the world can you find anyone with the ability to make chocolate so good.
What a load of tosh. For one thing the Belgians are IMHO a bit too obsessed with minging chocolate smoosh and other pointless frou-frou to make their chocolate consistently enjoyable. That's not to say they don't know a thing or two about it but your statement is nothing more than a pointlessly sweeping generalisation.
Re: Re: @JDX
If I was them I'd use some of the increased margins on Nokia devices to fund a little largesse to the WinPho OEMs. After all Android isn't making real money for anyone but Samsung and Microsoft, so dangling a decent margin at device manufacturers* might be enough to move WP up a gear.
* Of course they will be well aware of MS's penchant for stomping the competition, but as long as Google remains the primary target I'd be willing to bet the device manufacturers will go along for the ride. MS can't afford to burn its WP OEMs right now, and won't be in a position to for many years to come if ever.
I can only assume I was wrong, as until now I was pretty sure he was one of the few not prone to childish outbursts and name calling, then he goes and explodes that notion with the us and them drivel he's posting in this thread.
Re: "Smart TV"?
Re: Re: @Mark .
That's nice dear
Re: Bush said
An interesting variation on the "won't somebody think of the children" cliché there. Chapeau.
Re: RIngtone will be....
That is some of the bleakest humour I've read round here in years.
@david Hicks Re: Justification
The money just seems to get hoarded. Pretty sure the shareholders have already been asking why the hell they aren't getting a slice of the action when the company is sitting on MASSES of cash.
It gets stashed to the point of it being less expensive to fund a dividend through debt, as Apple have done, than it is to repatriate their own money for that same purpose.
@ AC 20:41 Re: Meanwhile, in an embassy in London..
Not really. For some reason Assange allowed himself to be caught inside the borders of the 51st state. The dangers of him being handed over to the Americans seem real enough, plus he himself is not American so his treatment would be that much less, shall we say, congenial, upon arrival. Snowden otoh seems to have been canny enough - so far - to avoid putting himself within easy reach of the eagle's talons.
This is the best proof yet that people don't actually read the whole comment before rushing to downvote. There is no way any normal reg reader making it past the first sentence could see this as being anything other than a ruthlessly well-considered argument against the supposed merits of "encryption".
"Let us be clear. We cannot give a running commentary on the intelligence services,"
Yes we can. We can, and we will, if we so wish. Who are you to tell anyone otherwise you slimy-palmed little weasel?
Dear Reg, I feel the need to point out that you in turn need to point out that James Clapper (or Lieutenant General James Clapper as he was previously known) is a military man through and through. Not that this should ordinarily be a problem for ordinary Americans. After all having someone like him in his position as string-puller-in-chief of the NSA is no doubt a great benefit to foreign intelligence gathering. Sadly it's not just foreign intelligence they've been gathering and what we're really looking at with James Clapper is the face of the American military spluttering with rage because it has been caught red-handed spying on Americans.
Public service announcement
...(the M was for the middle name "Menzies" that was left off his birth certificate.)
That's Menzies, pronounced ming-iss.
That aside, this is desperately sad news. And for him to be taken at a time when the post-scarcity utopia of the Culture seems more distant than ever just about has me crying. So long Mr Banks, and thanks for all the ships.
Re: Most favoured nation clauses
And the Godwin's Law award for this thread goes to Daniel B, for his skilfully non-confrontational slipping in of a whole fist full of Nazi Germany references. Heil!
@Mips re: Not Sure
Yeah, because the fact you can procure decent weed easily means everyone must go around wired to the sky all the time.
Last I heard, being stoned is considered pretty gauche by the majority of Dutch people, especially those who live/work in tourist towns like Amsterdam.
Hans Brix? Oh no!
Oh hi Hans, gweat to see you again!
Re: Hotel Facebook
Or use an ad blocking add on to your web browser.
Even the best ad blockers can be a bit patchy at filtering out FB ads and I've yet to find one that even remotely works on the fb mobile site on Android.
FBPurity OTOH is pretty useful. As well as killing ads you can filter out all the uninteresting attention-seeking pish like app posts and other people's likes etc., ending up with a news feed that's simply full of the things your friends have - imagine this - actually typed and posted all by themselves.
All mention of it on facebook itself is verboten and seems to get you marked as "a spammer" if you link to it, especially on public pages/posts.
That just leaves the mobile site. Anyone got any tips on how to kill ads on that?
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