28 posts • joined Monday 14th March 2011 15:40 GMT
If you like iPhones, stick with them
I really like Android (especially my Nexus 7 without all the crap that my Samsung phone has), but I would never try and persuade my wife to ditch her iPhone. For some people, Apple's approach to security meaning virtually no risk of malware (that I've ever heard, anyway) is just easier.
I don't like the company, or a lot of their practises, but as a safe and hassle free piece of kit the iphone is the right choice for a lot of the population.
This is a good reminder that one size doesn't fit all
Both Apple and Microsoft are guilty of forcing user interfaces on people with a 'like it or lump it' attitude. It suits their marketing to have everything looking the same.
It's just wrong. We should have more control over how our computers look. Android is a little better at allowing re-skinning, but still not as good as the era we're leaving, with desktop computers where we can easily change colours, fonts, resolutions to whatever we want.
Soon we won't be able to do anything without consuming Apple/Microsoft/Google content and marketing.
Wow. I'm angrier than I thought. But hey, it IS a really annoying animation.
I feel sorry for the Spooks
Their job of cataloging every email in the world isn't made any easier by this sort of nonsense. :o)
Re: How do I remove the Start menu?
> "Can't please all of the people all of the time"
Sure you can, all it needs is an option to choose between the desktop start menu or the metro start screen.
Re: CD = Colision Detect
If you don't do documentation, you're doing it badly. Unless your system is so simple it doesn't need any, but that's unlikely.
That's no moon.
It's a Power station.
Re: 128G storage
Shouldn't REALLY surprise you that a story about new iPhone rumours will attract a fair number of iPhone fans. :o)
Perhaps the banks could introduce some actual security.
Trying to stop skimming is almost impossible, so lets solve the real problem - that anyone can help themselves to our money just by knowing a couple of secret numbers. Facial, iris, fingerprint, and voice recognition could all be used, or cards themselves could have copy protection. It's just crazy that someone who isn't me, looks nothing like me, and who doesn't have my bank card can pretend to be me so easily.
Re: "Not a saint"
"Having been personally burned by some of his shady business practices, I'm going to be holding my applause for a while"
You mean even though he's on a mission that might save MILLIONS of lives, he's still, on balance, a bad guy? Wow...what exactly did he do to you??
Re: It's all good
If the sentences for burglary, assault, rape etc are all at least as high, maybe. But if you think attempting to access someone's computer without permission is worse than those things then you sir, are a nit.
Apple (and a few others) need a new business model, and soon.
If they can't charge an extra £200 to throw in £30 more flash memory, what will they screw us on next?
Re: Search as primary means of navigation?
You could type names and hit return in Windows 7 too.
There's nothing wrong with copying
I'd love to get back to a world (if it ever existed) where a company could protect clever technical discoveries with patents, but where no-one owns ideas of shapes or sizes or colours. If one company releases a triangular smartphone and it sells like hotcakes, then great, everyone should build them.
I don't want to live in a world where companies aren't allowed to build things their customers want, just because someone else has already built something similar.
Re: Just nuke it.
Good plan, it's not like they have hundreds of their own nukes to retaliate.
Absolutely right, or health campaigns in hospitals, compare the number of people dying from carelessness or uncleanliness compared to the number killed by terrorists.
Re: US tech, and server logs
What sort of hacking attempts use a spoofed IP? To hack, don't you need to server to send data back to you?
Any clues as to why America is attacking Canada while doing very bad Chinese impressions?
Re: Inciting hate
On the plus side, it should be easy to get the Daily Mail banned, the most hate filled publication in the country. Probably.
Re: Badly Designed Server = Server running Windows
Speaking as a developer, show me an alternative that comes even close to the productivity of the MS stack and I'll switch. For most small companies, the cost of developing software is greater than the cost of hosting it, so even allowing for more hosting resource it saves money.
Obviously, this changes for larger companies with high volume websites, I wouldn't try to convince Twitter to run on .NET. :o)
Re: diurnal cycle
Ssleep phase disorder! I have the same pattern, I didn't realise it had a name. So I've learned about remote server management and circadian rhythm disorders in a single article. :o)
Thank God they're cracking down on these dangerous criminals. The world will be a far safer place when there aren't websites that help you download TV programs.
Puzzled by your view, the last time I used Eclipse I felt it was about a decade behind Visual Studio. What is it it does that's better? For that matter, what did the Visual Basic 6 IDE do that makes it better than VS2012...?
It still baffles me how anyone with a brain could believe something like 97% of scientists are engaged in a mega-conspiracy to defraud the public to gain research grants, and refuse to even CONSIDER the possibility that the people who make Billions selling oil and gas could be the ones lying to try to protect their profits.
Maybe that's not the case, maybe all the climate-change sceptics are just people paid to sow doubt...but it does seem that there's plenty of people around utterly convinced that oil barons are decent, honest people, and it's the climate scientists who are the greedy, money-grabbing liars. Very weird.
No mention of the downsides?
It may be that Nuclear is a lesser evil than the alternatives, and carbon fossil fuels may kill more, but it's wrong to totally gloss over the hundreds of square miles of land that have been abandoned, and the 250 Billion dollar cost of cleaning up after this one accident.
Re: Hand goes up
You don't always need to look at a spec sheet, it's about ecosystems, apps, security etc.
I have a Galaxy S2, and I don't need to see the spec sheet of the iPhone 5 to know I won't buy one whatever the resolution/memory/processor. My wife has an iPhone, and again she doesn't need to see the spec sheet to know she'll prefer the iPhone 5 over a Galaxy S3. Horses for courses, each to his own.
They call this good news?
How am I supposed to "Thrill her every night!" now?
Not even security?
Can't pretend I've looked into it...but if XP support has been dropped so they can build on a more security-aware Win7, that is still an improvement isn't it?
On a side issue, I think IEs downfall was the anti-competition rulings trying to make MS unbundle it, which then led MS to try and bundle it deeper into the OS so they could claim it was essential. I'm not sure why MS don't throw it away and start from scratch with a Chrome like application, as isolated from the OS as possible.
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