1562 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Re: They slipped up
The follow on question is how this got through certification, given these would count as radio emissions.
Wasn't aberdeen city council almost bankrupt a few years ago?
How about some building renevations/modernisation on some of the delapidated schools instead, since England and Wales are doing it? Starting with the heating systems, which seem to flake out at the first sigh of a ...errrr...snow flake.
Don't forget the "downvote by default" option which is deployed at the merest whiff of ipad ownership, or even the slightest suggestion there may be flaws with Android.
Because ipad ownership = fanboi, and your comments are therefore wrong.
Witness QED downvotes here ---->
Thank god I shop online...at least I can do something to protect my privacy there.
Re: Apple are doomed
Capture-bonding is not limited to fanbois, it should be noted.
Re: It looks like a MacBook Air
Apart from it actually says it's made of alloy in the article.
Re: 5 tiles
5 rows of tiles is 5 rows too many when it comes to Win8...
Re: Attorney's eyes only = "samsung"
Apple are right to be worried here, given the "leakage" from Samsung in the past:
Re: Rotten Fruit in non-fake-shortage shocker!
Manufacturer in standard-channel-and-stock-clearing-exercise-before-new-stock-arrives non-shocker!
Apple in poor execution of above tactic and subsequent loss of revenue shocker!
Witness the hand touching screen of first image on page 2.
Either that's the hand of a very slim 3 year old, or that 11" laptop is in fact a 18" laptop...
Oh and there's the shadow and lighting issue...
Just install the same DO_NOT_TRACK code that MS uses in IE...
...oh wait. I spot a flaw.
Re: I was ready...
Indeed. +1's all round.
I hope the guy he fired by speakerphone was the one who spelt Colour wrong in the logo...
Re: Tax Bills
You can bet they've already looked at it and found the tax levy to be watertight, especially if it's applicable at the point of liquidation of those assets, and those assests can be proven to have - and gained in - personal value.
They'll pay, but will now be looking at every trick in the book to punt their remaining assests offshore before they need to liquidate them into cash.
Multi-million dollar tax bill
... A nice problem to have.
Tramp, because in comparison, that's what I am.
SAP = confusing
..and this is news? You'll be claiming they're overpriced next...
... human mathematicians and without needing toilet breaks, sleep, or a social life...
Mathematicians have a social life? I must have missed that memo...
Why the upgrade to win 8 ainn't sellling
It's really, really simple.
99% of existing laptops and desktop do not have touchscreens. Win 8 is being sold on virtue of it's touch interface. The implied secondary upgrade is a new screen or laptop. The new screens don't exist, and the laptops are expensive.
Ergo, shit win8 upgrade sales.
Re: Yes Minister!
As relevant today as it was 20 years.
Which is a pretty damning indictment on our political system if you think about it (see episodes on Trident, freedom of information, corruption etc etc)
Ghosting and flash blacks. This presents an issue with looking at something like a Nexus 7 as an LCD-based reader...Which is worse: supposed eye fatigue (never had any myself I'll be honest) versus ghosting and blacking?
Personally I find the ghosting and blacking "amatuerish" and annoying (ghosting in particular), so Nexus 7 is still my preferred option for my forthcoming xmas present.
However, if the ghosting and blacking was fixable...?
Next up, sky blue and water is wet.
The sky can also be wet, and water can also be blue. Analogy fail.
Re: Holy Crap...
IT Support fail:
- failing to diagnose single failure source.
- trusting Apple
- trusting a user
- resorting to factory reset last. Always perform this FIRST, for every call. It discourages repeat callers.
- And your biggest, most epic fail of all...Answering the call after midnight. You muppet. :-)
...Russian Malenchenko, who was on his fifth flight, bringing him up to 642 days in space.
2 years in space - Kudos! They probably have the bone density of an 80yr old and probably glow in the dark, but that would be nothing compared to the mental effects, I suspect.
Kiwi approach to H&S
Other eruptions have closed the ski field on the mountain, after ash covered the snow and made skiing impossible
They cancelled the skiing because skiing in ash is hard.
Nothing to do with being consumed by lava, avalanches, asphixiation from escaping CO2 or being crushed by flying red-hot rocks, no....
Re: Be careful what you post!
Science? That wasn't invented until 6,000 years ago, along with everything else...
<-- joke icon. Because creationism is a big joke.....surely?
Put critical/important data in the cloud?
Yessiree, lets do that!
<insert predatory-but-old jokes here>
I live (near) there, and have never seen their HQ. I thought it was in Nottingham.
Like most corps, I suspect it's simply a tax-friendly, monitored mailbox in an anonymous corporate office block. This is a surprisingly common occurance.
Re: To boldly overpopulate like no race has overpolutated before.
Almost correct - we do indeed bread like rabbits, but that causes poverty more than anything else. The developed world birthrate is far less than that in africa/india etc, but the CO2 emissions are far higher per capita.
Less reliance on hydrocarbons (for energy, materials or agriculture) would be a far better ideology.
Breading like rabbits is still not a wise life choice though...
The logical part of my brain says that mechs are a useless design for warfare - urban, ruran or otherwise. Even if you could conquer the physical and packaging problems. A conventional tank would be better.
However...they are bloody satisfying to play...mechwarrior ftw!
Agreed - given most companies ban access to farcebook etc at the web proxy, most of these web 2.0 features will just be unseable bloat.
Not to mention the security concerns - it will make hardening the OS much...errrr....harder.
My vote: leave it out, and start managing the frankly ridiculous bloat and addressing the counter-intuiative UI (eg Ribbon). And leave the OS to do OS things only.
The cake is Null. My companion cube said so.
ok, so to summarise the upvoting public's thoughts on this new feature:
Creepy, evil, chunder, scary, cheesy, naff, weird, shit, shebopdadoowop, saccharin, absurd, mini-sick, satan...
Translated into "marketing": "Roaring success"
Next weeks news
...GTA5 game banned for being too similar to a GT86 advert, with too much driving and not enough violence.
I initially wondered in which parallel universe this seemed like a good idea. Then I realised...the "marketing" universe.
<-- Drop one of these on it, Facebook. Right now. Without delay.
This looking interesting...I am holding off the win8 "upgrade", because I want to retrofit a touch monitor onto the games rig first. Afterall, would be a shame to pay for metro and not use it as intended?
Just a pity it's only 22"/1900x1080 - a 27" with 2500x1600 would be perfect.
Re: Khannnnnnn!!!! KHANNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
If he has, he's had the equivilent of a Xp -> Vista "upgrade".
As in any war there are no winners. Only degrees of losing.
Expect nothing good to come of all this.
...but new features.
Being able to see who downvotes you. Maybe it will encourage to post more constructive votes (ie not "sour grapes") if your voting habits were public.
It would also cut the downvoting clicks by 99% too, I suspect...
A strange thing to claim, given you can't actually imperically measure "innovation". Innovation is perceptive and subjective.
Some people will weight the finger print scanner has greater innovation than a thin form factor. To others, it could be the other way round. Backlit keyboard vs Thinkvantage support? The same. It's all bollox.
Nothing to see here - keep calm and carry on.
Re: Does this mean...
Yeah, but I've just spunked £200,000 on a "4 wheel drive" Ferrari, I'd certainly hope it didn't have any annoying niggles either.
Re: Still a pain to code for
+1; XP = a ton of enterprise blue chips, so this is hardly a minority audience you can just ignore.
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