49 posts • joined Tuesday 8th March 2011 19:05 GMT
Re: That could have been me....
The phone in this story was (by the looks) an S3, clearly loaded to the gunnels with dodgy Android malware.
Neither the BBC nor this article mentions that however since of course the first rule of Android Malware club is we don't talk about Android Malware club.
Re: On the other hand.
Exchange rate fluctuations, cost pressures driving down prices...
I can think of a dozen things that could impact a suppliers turnover while at the same time output has increased.
Still, those things are boring when page-clicks and ad revenue are king eh?
Re: Consumers have a reasonable expectation of privacy
Let's have a look at some of your FACTS shall we?
Errm, then they should have switched on their Wifi security then...
Yes they should, but hey, not everybody is as uber intelligent as you, clearly. Shock, horror, some people enjoy using the internet and are not technical geniuses. Scratch that, you're a fucking moron for not realising that yourself.
1) It was a unintentional error that ONLY affected unprotected hotspots.
No, it was INTENTIONALLY designed into those cars' software. Whether you believe the company knew or not is another argument but it was put there by an employee of the company, therefore the company is responsible and liable for the actions of that employee.
2) the data was never used, and discarded.
You know this do you? (Tip: you don't) Google were already busted once after they said the data had been deleted yet they'd kept a backup which was uncovered when the right questions were asked.
Like all these gimmicks it wont work properly and will be switched off.
Samsung love to chuck everything out there to see what will stick. Fine if you are a geek who is content with doing their testing for them but I'm staying well clear.
So let's see if I understand this...
Shamsung rip off somebody else's BIOS. Make a dog's dinner of the programming leaving massive flaws then blame this on innocent users and innocent Linux developers.
Just checking some things never change.
The two lads that mooned the StreetView car at the burger van near me are fucked then...
Hey guess what, here's a revolution, neither Google Maps NOR Apple Maps are perfect.
Only one of them has admitted this.
Only one deflects attention by saying "Hey look what this other guy is doing".
Seriously though, I'd much rather pay for my services than get stuff for free knowing that I'm being sold down the river for the privilege.
Regarding the Swiss clock. Apple got busted on that one, they didn't do their homework but having said that at least they did the right thing and compensated the rightful owners.
I don't see much of that going on elsewhere...
If my comprehension skills are lacking perhaps you'd care to explain why Leach has gone back and changed the headlines since I commented...
Are you really that thick Leach? How can Apple lose 8% when they sold more?
You know damn well that the market is still expanding and like any expanding market there is lots of room for competition, especially where demand cannot be met as the market is expanding so quickly.
Your crud is really tiresome.
The best form of defence...
This 'article' comes across a little like a kid who defends their poor behaviour by pointing out how much worse the behaviour of somebody else supposedly was.
The Surface is ill conceived, barely works without being tethered by cable, be it a hard drive because of storage issues, power because the battery will not last 5 hours or a mouse because nobody sits there working between a keyboard and poking at the screen.
Utterly pointless. Until Microsoft zealots turn on Ballmer nothing will change.
More Leach tripe.
Let's deflect attention with childish sarcastic headlines.
Let's gloss over the fact that Google knowingly wrote code to achieve their end goal by calling it a "cookie slip-up".
No mention of sinister war driving SSID slurping sinister Google tactics then? No, of course not.
Boot. Other foot. Usual standard of journalism.
Re: And if you talk to the people working on it,
There used to be a bar in the manor house. No idea if they are still licensed. Otherwise head out the main entrance, turn left on to Church Green Road and the Eight Belles is down the bottom on the right.
Dunno why I felt the need to tell you all that but it would be nice to think we could get the engineers / guides sloshed one by one on a daily basis :)
The truth of the matter is he liberated the Xerox engineers from their short sighted idiot upper management on the other side of the country by firstly recognising their genius (which the Xerox board never did) and then offering them a job at Apple. I wouldn't call that poaching them since their ideas were rotting in a lab and were never going to see the outside world via Xerox.
The fact that the Xerox board approved Jobs and Apple engineers visits in return for being given the privilege of purchasing Apple stock before their flotation tells you how short sighted they were.
Find an interview with Bob Metcalfe, Larry Tesler, Alan Kay or a multitude of others who worked at PARC what they feel about Apple and Steve Jobs and you'll find a frank, not always flattering but overwhelmingly grateful response to a man.
Another Anna Leach (love the pseudonym by the way, Leach is a pseudonym right?) article of made up statistic, massive leaps in logic that is choc full of click-bait hater material that those tech haters just cant get enough of.
Meanwhile in the real world the truth is out there but you wont find it on snide, hate mongering shitfest "The Register".
Cynical sideways looking? No, you're just a bunch of leaches (do you see what I did...)
Re: Sales lost to
Taiwan produce more joke rubber dog shits for export every year. What's your point?
Re: Google now
Putting phones and operating systems aside, I DON'T WANT Google having this amount of knowledge about my activities, movement patterns, buying habits etc.
We've seen how employers are increasingly turning to Facebook etc. and I've reacted by simply not using these services to the degree that I once did. Google is no different. I don't allow any emails to pass through my gmail account now apart from spam. Nothing important.
Google Now and Google Drive so they can stalk me and data mine sensitive documents? I don't think so. I WILL BE IN CONTROL OF MY OWN POSSESSIONS THANK YOU.
That's weird I just checked (with Google) and the most searched for term in the UK on December 2012 relating to returns policies...was for... wait for it.
So Experian (known for perving on and making money from consumer credit records) knows more about search engine searches than Google?
Even more they surmise from that it must be because elderly relatives are clueless? I call that prejudice. Twitter lights up like a faulty Christmas Tree to say it's because of "Unwanted Apple products".
The Register suggests everybody wants Samsung instead.
Fucking "Journalists" I did a better job with my amateur means in 30 seconds.
Something wrong with all the above...
"Apple aren't much better. Their desktop OS is now aging (the latest version is just a set of patches on top of a seven-year-old OS)"
This desktop OS has underpinnings dating back over 40 years, how on earth can steady, methodical improvements be labelled in this way? Because you think everything is like Windows?
You should know all about systems based on Unix, you base your life on a Penguin-flavoured free-ripoff version of it after all and nobody is complaining that is "just a set of patches". You have no respect for the amount of work put into these things clearly.
There were also issues with a broken float valve in the cistern in the ladies toilet on floor 2, building one but that wasn't reported either.
Or it could be that the web page reports issues with internal services at Apple but putting yourself across as dumb is obviously much funnier (for me).
Why waste time doing a tablet round up and not mention the woeful usability problems that cripple Surface RT and the woeful graphics performance of the Nexus 10 which has a screen resolution way too large for the amount of graphics horsepower backing it up.
Then there's battery life. Urgh.
Re: Simple, boycott Foxconn and let their customers, your suppliers, know
Yeah but let's not allow silly inconvenience like facts get in the way of a good Apple-bashing revenue stream...
...for anybody who doesn't ad-block select sites who's articles are overtly trolling anyway.
Re: Good idea
So who would you continue to recommend we buy from. Come on let's hear this list of the saints of manufacturing...
Re: @AC: Why Apple and the PRC get all the hate
So Apple pay Foxconn more money for workers. Where do you think that money is going to go?
They've already tried this, twice that I know about, and there is just no way of guaranteeing that any extra contract pay will end up where intended, or at least after the inspectors have audited payroll.
You are closer the mark with the Chinese Government. The UK used to have labour standards like this once and it's only the government that can make a big difference quickly. Can you think of a good reason they may not be so keen to do this though?
Perhaps but it will be Chrome, and therefore utterly pointless.
Tell you what, if it is a third the cost I'll give you the difference, any less than that and you give me the difference. Still so keen on your made up crappy figures?
Seriously what sort of a comparison is that?
Those that value aesthetics run a mile from BMW and their ugly, boring blandness.
In reality the price of iMacs is actually competitive for what you get. The updates are not, obviously, but if you truly stack up an equivalent Dell or whatever you would be surprised.
Re: Folks can I suggest we just chill, hmm?
Well yes, what will stop it happening is people ripping off each other's work by being too cheap to licence it properly. That'll end the war.
So yeah, they wont have to pursue this for much longer. Hopefully.
Maybe Samsung will soon start to think of new, original stuff to put into TouchWiz instead of ripping everybody else off badly.
Might roll out OS upgrades in a timely fashion too. We can dream...
It's getting that anybody using free software and services (no names) expects everything else for free also.
They're not actually going to pony up and actually pay for shit, surely that's what those dirty Apple people do within their walled gardens?
Re: Steve Jobs' position would have been...
The new Apple Maps App itself is actually very good - better than anything I've seen elsewhere. It's the dataset that let's it down and I've noticed that it is slowly being fixed, even in my local area some of the submissions I have made have been implemented.
None of these mapping datasets are perfect. Google's data is the best but then they've had the luxury of wardriving everybody's streets for the last five years slurping up every bit of private Wi-Fi data they can, so it bloody-well ought to be comprehensive.
Why the automatic assumption that Apple will automatically block anything that Google roll out?
- Other Google software has been allowed through.
- Other mapping apps have been allowed though.
This click-bait is growing very old. I am sure most of us are using ad-blockers so just give up on speculation. Let's have some facts...when they happen.
Re: They let Chrome in
I thought Chrome was merely a skin over WebKit anyway.
Re: Apple Apology?
Yeah but let's not allow the "facts" to get in the way of a pre-conceived story planted for clicks 'n revenue.
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
Actually that's crap. They were caught with a copy of all that wardriving Wi-Fi information that they slurped from every one of us after they swore that the data had been destroyed.
That was after lying about "some programmer" putting the software on their wardriving car's computers without it having anything to do with Google as a whole.
Do you people actually believe that Google are giving you all of this stuff for free and they want nothing in return from you? Oh, they are getting lots in return. Lots and lots and lots and they know more about you than you do. As does anybody they care to share that information with.
Re: Good consistency between judges then
Irrelevant, both are worth far less than the baying geekosphere.
Re: Talk about not getting things right...
So long as somebody is entertained Shagbag. I mean it's not like I actually give a crap about stuff like this that doesn't personally affect me but it is amusing to watch the drones go nuts when you shove your head in the hive and blow raspberries at the Queen.
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
Oh I'm not entitled to my opinion on the subject then?
If somebody brings an irrelevant comparison into a debate then I'm doing to damn-well say what I please. Yeah, bad parent will do, the world is full of them. You didn't notice we are slowing heading down the tubes as a species then? (Inevitable "No you are" reply coming soon...)
Carry on your pointless fantasising about the kind of punishment that should be meted out to Apple. It's pretty laughable given that the (poor, defenceless) company you are all clambering to defend is run by convicted criminals.
Re: They've also removed automatic redirect from apple.com to apple.com/uk from UK IPs
No it's never existed. Keep making stuff up people, it REALLY reinforces your point.
IP addresses have never been detected / redirected nor have cookie redirects existed.
The only redirect is from apple.co.uk which has only existed a couple of months since they acquired the name.
But like I say, redirects, apology myths. Keep making it up.
Re: When they only pay 2.5% corp tax
So it's OK for Starbucks and Google (in your own words) but not others, who you clearly have it in for as opposed to wanting a fair taxation system for the right reasons.
How about you put sweaty pen to paper and canvas the Government (you know, those people who set the rules) and perhaps we can kill many birds with one stone.
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
On the other hand, if you need to YELL at your Son to get anything done is it any wonder he has no respect for you?
Talk about not getting things right...
When are rags like The Register going to stop reporting that the judge ordered Apple to apologise?
He did nothing of the sort, he simply ordered a public declaration of the outcome of the court case.
Re: reliable BMWs (sic)
It's just curious how all those c*nts seem to want to drive BMWs or Audis. Come to think of it the Mercedes driver who thought it was clever to drive right down the middle of two lanes on a duel carriageway in front of me today qualifies too.
To quote a friend's ex "See that badge on the bonnet? The blue propellor? That qualifies me to drive how the f*ck I want.
Oh, like that is it.
Perfect weight distribution?
That's a bit of a joke. No car has perfect weight distribution, except when it's motionless, driverless and has a certain fuel load in it.
Even F1 cars have a weight bias that is different on every circuit they race on - there is no such thing as 'perfect' weight distribution and it's never 50/50.
If it can be proven (and this would be a systematic situation) that the software will record erroneous values then this could only ever be permissible as evidence, not proof, and therefore not of a great deal of use for legal purposes.
I think the goalposts as to why this data logging is a bad thing are moving and this far nothing has really stuck for any particularly compelling reason.
Let's not forget that the background logging of which antennae is seeing your IMEI number at any particular time is far more damning as this would be surely more provable since it's an impartial 3rd party (the telco) that logs the info and law enforcement already has access to this data.
What on earth is taking them until 2012 to launch the first models? At this rate by then there will be no room left. It's perhaps fitting that this announcement occurred on the same day that Nokia lost their crown of the world's largest handset manufacturer (by revenue) to Apple.
I cannot help but think this is not going to help Nokia out of their dead-end alley at all but Microsoft will simply suck their life-force as they already have with so many others.
If you'd LISTENED to him he was not talking spec-for-spec he was talking about the price for entry into the market - in other words for the mentally-challenged, what the minimum cost of buying that piece of equipment is.
Even Motorola seem to admit they messed up so anybody calling Jobs a bullshitter is also calling them bullshitters.
Forget your specs, that is not how these marketplaces is work. That is why other tablet makers are failing, they are pitching a list of specs to people who just do not care...
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