1561 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Oh man, I can't wait to see how Apple weasel word their way out of this one. They'll probably even manage to turn this to their advantage; they are the masters of weasel words.
Whoever said creativity was dead...
Re: What's with all the Vista comparisons?
Windows 7 & 8 still have the same crazy hardware requirements - it's just that those hardware requirements are easily and cheaply available now, and the stuff you buy off the shelf easily exceeds it.
This is not a virtue on MS - it's just the pace of hardware development overtook the minimum requires. And even then, MS are just taking a more "liberal" view on what minimum means. To have an actual real-life useable and unlaggy machine still needs pretty significant hardware.
Re: Beginning of the end...
"Calm down dear..."
I wouldn't be too negative - people like you cast the same negative 'it's-certain-to-fail' doom on the ipad, and look what happened to that.
It'll sell, no doubt about that. Will it change the computing world, and catapult MS back to the top of the "must have" heap? God no. The unrelenting slow slide in fortunes will continue unabated.
...pity it's an LG. Here's hoping some kind gent ports JB to it, because you can be sure LG won't be in any hurry.
Only problem with this phone is the looks. The average punter will simply overlook it on the shelf with all the other latest and greatest shininess. Which is a shame.
Looks like you're an *even more* secret Fanboi, Mr "AC-whos-post-history-is-concealed".
Sorry, but Skype - for all its problems - is at least platform agnostic, and even Fanbois realise that not all their friends have been absorbed into the Apple Collective.
So there's a surprising amount of iphone users with it installed.
Re: That and...
Personally, I'd love to see the 'revenue' and 'registered users' graphs with markers for everytime they added to or bumped the pricing model in ebay. I'd put real money down that they showed a decrease every time.
They really do take the piss now.
Re: Oh Joy @ Boris
Wow. Typed that elegantly intelectual response in Office 2013 I see...
Ok, so I still prefer 2003, and the button bar simplicity of it all. Maybe it's because I'm a simpleton, and I do simple stuff, up to and including mail merges.
This just looks like...a f*ing mess. Look at all that crap - buttons, pullsdowns, menus...total overload. ooh, so MS chose a simplier font...sorry guys but that doesn't disguise the barrage of buttonry on the screen, and the learning curve to make use/find everything.
Still nothing here to tempt me to upgrade. So until Office starts writing my letters for me telepathically, I'll stick to 2003.
Re: Not just women that need to watch out
Methink the "get the coat icon" would be more appropriate for that howler...
More pressing than the apps is the inherent lack of enterprise security eco-system - a gap companies like MobileIron are trying to fill, but it's a bit like fitting the square peg in the round hole.
Unrelated query: Why is the windows user icon a tramp?
Re: "......peak at inappropriate content."
Inappropriate content? So that's Lancet, New Scientist and all the works of Darwin banned then...
Just got ICS for my Note. Can't see anything on the JB spec list to give me an urgent desire to update.
Now if it could give me 12 hours usage under moderate/heavy usage, *that" would do it for me.
I do have to confess though - as a recent Android convert from Apple - I do prefer Apple's "available immediately to all" approach. Why can't Google do the OS releases (as per Apple), and the manufacturers do their own "bloatware/UI tweaks" seperately?
Foxconns dollars with go further than Apple's though, given the low cost base of China. It would not surprise me if it's "effective" profits are 2-3x more than the dollar figure.
This is assuming that money stays or is spent in China. If it needed to important anything from abroad - say strong CHF'ed Switzerland - then it's more of an issue. You'll only get 12 toblerones from your £1.1bn these days. 13 if you go for the horrible dark chocolate ones.
Re: Been there, done that (long time ago)
Yep - Item 2 on the clean build action list "Switch off all the unneccessary crap". Gadgets and sidebar disabled, never to return.
Item 1: install AV
Item 3: Run windows update & reboot. Repeat for items 4,5,6,7,8,9...
If you can afford to spunk 60m of your own "cash" into a black hole you obviously have far too much of it...
I think I'll nominate it as a permanent running track for the guy who downvoted my last nine historical posts in under 3 minutes.
A running track with no lights, spikes on the walls and hunger pitbulls for running partners.
Enough bickering you lot...
...time to put those minds to work...
We've got 15 miles of a 54 mile loop built which we could no doubt pick up for peanuts. If we built the remaining 39 miles, could we actually use it for something profitable? Or fun?
Ok, I have the attention span of a fish, and I can only aspire to it's intelectual capacity. Because this article - to me - read as:
blah, blah, blah
"It's David Attenborough!! Talking about physics! Cool!"
Well...at least looking at porn on the train will guarantee the seat next to you remains free...be sure and wear an old trenchcoat to complete the "I'm-a-dirt-perv" look.
That's assuming you get a seat in the first place, of course.
Ha, ha! almost got me there...
...Britain actually *leading* anything to do with rail services (other than charging the highest prices, and having the highest passenger to carriage ration outside of India) - almost had me there.
God, I'll be glad when tomorrow comes and all these April fool jokes are done.
Re: Why - @ LarsG
For once I actually agree with Lars...this thing is indeed a paperweight. And the thing with the splash screen arrows pointing to nowhere? This smacks of poor testing, and poor design.Which doesn't bode well for the rest of it...and indeed it was proven to be so.
My opinion: Avoid. 300 quid is better spent elsewhere.
Re: USB Charging
Personally, I stopped wearing a watch 20 years ago, when my last one broke, and I realised that time is so all-present in a modern lifestyle (on mobile phones, town squares, TV, buses, trains, shop windows etc) that a watch is *functionally* no longer required.
So now on special nights out when I wear the watch the rolex just hangs there like jewellry, pulling the hairs out my arms and generally being annoying...
Re: seems I'm less extreme than I thought ;)
So..in short...you've got no friends then..?
Re: Sounds like they need...Clippy
See icon! <--
Re: no backup of the schedule?
+1. My phrase for the week!
Re: Train of thought
Comment of the week!
The irony is...
...this incident happened around the time they paid their own staff. Most of those missing pay packets are likely to be their own...
Re: Fancy a quick dock?
A slow but sure easing in giving entry to a larger chamber.
Naturally, one assumes all the appropriate safety precautions were taken first...
Re: Blogger was causing 'distress and harm'?
+1. Just looking at it makes me want to cry.
Sounds lovely. All it needs is some triple and some eels, and you're all set.
Re: That's not a problem.
It does. It just corrects it to "Spain", if you have the spanish language option running.
Gibraltar...to the British it's politically another Falklands. But warmer and with monkeys not sheep.
Digital TV hookup? Bzzzt. Nope.
Retinal display? Bzzzt.
30" screen? Nah
Ivy Bridge? oooh very likely
Speed bump CPU and new GPU? Also very likely
Bigger SSD? Yep
Release with ML? Yep
It won't be anything spectacular, so lets not get carried away?
My - admittedly "non-apple-approved" upgrades (not quite latest gen AMD GPU, upgraded XEONS) to my 1.1 should see me right for a good while yet*.
Those complaining about non-latest GPU's in factory fresh kit have a perfectly good point, but those of us with older kit outside of warranty are more than happy to flash the BIOS on a PC GPU, update QE_CI, and bingo - cheaper and faster GPU's than we'd ever get as standard.
*...*if* 10.7 doesn't consign it to the legacy cul-de-sac of death...
Re: @AceRimmer (was: The next time you're in San Jose)
There's been many a time after a hard bike ride, where you've bonked, and any food is fuel. Cold peas, the dog's dinner from last night, anything.
However, if we treat all food as fuel, we might as well just start munching soylent green...