1604 posts • joined 24 May 2011
Re: Anyone still not developing for Android?
Sorry bazza, but if you'd read this:
You'd see that if you were gonna blow for corporate cash on a mobile app, you'd choose Apple. But you don't see it, because you're completely anti-apple.
Long story short: Choose the phone that has the features and software that fits your needs, and just tune out the fanbois/fandroids and the duff market figures.
<-- icon for the market figures.
They've not trademarked "iPhone 5", but - according to te pic - they have trademark rights to "iPhone".
Which, of course, they f*ing don't. Not in a million years. Welcome to China, where TM/patents landscapes are distinctly one-sided. They'll happily sue "us", bu you've got a rats chance in hell of getting your litigation to stick, while all and sundry slap your TM all over their often completely unrelated (see: Soup) and often inferior tat. See BMW, Apple, Rayban, Armani etc
Tinfoil hats on standby...
...surely it would just be cheaper to rebrand one of the military spy sats that have surely had this resolution since the 70's...?
<runs for cover>
Ah, that ol' chestnut...the third party supplier was it? Yeeeeesssss, of course it was.
Re: Analysts: Don't You Just Love 'Em?
And then patent lawyers.
re: powerpoint pic
Wow...is it legal to have that much wood for powerpoint...?
Re: Short wait here...
Just 24hrs? I'm still waiting...
Re: it could be worse
Only in Britain could something as improbable as this happen.
One is reminded of Quantitive Easing for some reason. Not sure why.
Re: The numbers being the prediction
Re: Imacs: You can now get i7's @ 3.4ghz. Hardly midrange. Graphics are, however, and unlikely to improve given the form factor does not lend itself to serious GPU hardware.
Re: Mac Pro: So they're last gen Westmere's not Sandy bridges - you're still looking at 12x 2.9ghz Xeon's with DDR3. While not cutting edge, they're not exactly slow. And given the target useage of the Mac Pro's a 5870 is hardly skimping (though i take your point - you should be able to spec a 6xxx or 7xxx at the factory, rather than have to re-BIOS a PC unit). I anticipate a jump straight to Ivy shortly, as Apple are not usually tardy updating the Pro range.
Re: OSX. Gotta agree here - keep IOS touch candy out of OSX please, Ta very much.
Re: Apps: Actually I don't think this makes the slightest difference; if you can attract newbs with simplified features and wizards while retaining the 'pros', go for it, I say.
I'd have thought dumping the 13' macbook pro was more sensible; as they seem to have duplication in that factor size and the prices and performance are very close (unless you max out the 13" pro).
Re: Just shewd @ Dazed
OP was right - this is shrewd practice to avoid gouging, which some suppliers are prone to trying once they know who they're supplying to.
For other examples, see Government defence contracts. £165 for a replacement ratchet spanner to can get from Halfords for £25? Ah, that'll be BAE...
Fair hearing in China?
Unlikely. Just ask BMW how well their X5 case went.
Did anyone actually think the Chinese government *wouldnt* side with one of their own companies???
Indeed. For those not familiar with this, i think he is referring to:
Got confidential data? Don't go near US infrastructure.
Why the warning?
Is it because it's either:
- so boringly business orientated you are at risk from powerpoint poisoning...but in PDF?
- or because it's probably laden with malware?
Time to go..
...mining the moon! Plenty He3 up there too (apparently) as an additional benefit.
All I need now is a fleet of robotic combine harvester looking thingies, and a cellar full of human clones.
Ironically, 100's of human clones will still need loads of metals (some precious), so we're back to where we started I guess...
Triple the price, triple the chance of failure. THere will be no harmony..only infighting and political maneuvering.
<-- Utter, utter
Re: Just about sums them all up really.
Maybe they should have bought the "extended warranty".
Re: How The Mobile Telecos Love Skype
I don't think it needs any QOS demotion for calls to get crap. It can achieve that perfectly well on its own, thanks very much.
Re: How long till Skype...
Given they finished filming 30 years ago, never.
I refuse to acknowledge the existance of the new one. Their suits, shades and haircuts are simply not outrageous enough for a start.
Re: Oh now WTF?!
Sideshow = some perfectly good scrap code some tech threw together in his spare time for a bit of fun...but then the marketing department thought they could monitize it.
Perhaps if they went back to the developer and actually asked him what it was designed to do, they might be able to sell it afterall...
Alternatively Adobe, just reduce the price of CS to sensible money. It's a price which says "yeah, we own this whole market segment, so f* you, we'll charge what we want".
Oh wait, this is Adobe. Sorry.
Re: @Silverburn - I'm reminded of the Life of Brian "Jehovah" sketch
@ AC 20/04 15:25 (and other posters thinking the same)
Actually, I didn't mention gene suppression at all.
If you'd watched the program others have provided the link for, you'd realise that having the gene does not automatically make you a killer. One of the researchers even had the gene, yet was not a killer (though did display some strange behaviours), mainly due to the environment he was raised in. The program theorised that a good percentage of people have the same gene, yet don't become killers, for the same reasons - a nuturing environment.
Which was my point - if you knew someone had the gene, you'd be especially careful to cultivate their enviroment so as not to give 'oxygen to the flame'.
Re: I'm reminded of the Life of Brian "Jehovah" sketch
I believe that many on deathrow are psychopaths or psychopathic tendencies. I can't remember where I saw that.
Which means they place no value on life, neither their victims or their own, so I agree - the death penalty is ultimately useless as a deterent.
In an ideal world you'd gene test for the psycho gene, and make the appropriate environment adjustments to ensure that gene doesn't get 'oxygen to burn'. Naturally, some will have moral objections to this, so downvote away...
The immediate give away this was going to be a complete howler was it was some non-actor (normally a singer) celeb's first film. See also: Sting, J-lo, Madonna, Phil Collins etc etc. At least Witney Houston actually sang in hers, which still didn't give her a passing grade.
Yes, "Riri", you can supposedly sing and "shake booty", but lets stick to that shall we?
Oh the shame
..I should fess up I actually quite like the look of the stainless steel blackberry.
Demonstrable evolution *and* something less than 6,000 years old.
What will the nutters think of that one!
Would be interesting to see if all these sales corrospond to market share.
Does make you wonder how much kit they could sell if they weren't hosing the channel...
Go for it Boris, ya big crazy haired galoot. You might be quite mad, but you're marginally better comedy value than the rest of the power-mad brain dead muppets after your job.
Re: SL is Intel-only
Worse is Lion is 64bit, so even the SL users (ie me) get hosed. Basically, Apple OOL'ed SL in about a year, and hard from around that time in 3 years - what must be the shortest "forced upgrade" cycle Apple has ever pulled.
Cheers for that Apple!
Sound good Apple sign me up
Oh wait...you're stupid OS restrictions mean I can't run Lion. Looks like I'm SOL then and will have to upgrade my kit, eh! Gits.
Well, not this time.
This is sort of my point. How much do they need to do to protect users from themselves? As the general (non-techie, non-T&C reading, click-anything) public start to use Android more and more, more of this stuff will appear, and the blame will be place at the ecosystem, because - god forbid - it's the users fault.
And it's only a short step from there to a walled garden, where the users absolutely cannot do anything because it's hard-wired in, and the freedom Android users once had will be gone.
Maybe Google should just completely prevent stupid users from downloading apps from unknown sources or from webpages, and perhaps put some sort of vetting process in place for applications before users can install them.
Some sort of "Walled Garden" should do it. Oh wait...
1. Change the T&C's so the exit notice period is 120 days
2. Charge 2 years fees for early exit
Inflicting Windows 8 on China? Is this the latest offensive strike by the US in their cyberwar?
Thank you for your valuable "contributions" to this discussion. I pray I am there on the day Skitt's (oooh) Law bites you in the ass, as is the fate of all pedants.
Re: "and other"
No, I believe there are two words I was looking for. And one of them wasn't 'another'.
PS isn't it "THE vast majority, not A vast majority"?
Re: IT'S = IT IS
If you're (<-- oooh, look) too pedantic to view content as more important than one apostrophe, don't (<-- ooh, and other!) bother commenting.
Downvote wasn't (<--wow, I'm (<-- and other!) on a f*ing roll!) mine btw.
One would hope that the US is playing it's cards very close to it's chest here. They have the technology, and one would hope, the experience and knowledge. Afterall, the first rule of 'engagement' is to never reveal your true capability.
Then again, this is the country that thinks ritual humiliation of the populous at its airports is a deterent to terrorism...
Why do I have a sudden compulsion to source all my formally-public services privately?
I'm sorry...a BILLION bucks for what...? Seriously? This counts as indispensible, market-changing innovation does it?
Also, this going-over-the-head of the board business will not end well either for Zucks or FB. They'll spend the next 3 months or whatever it is until IPO trying put a muzzle and a leash on him after this "stunt". Though "Stunts" are normally *a lot* cheaper than $1bn...
Quite simply really
1. wear sunglasses
2. Grow a beard & tache
3. wear a hat
4. Wear a buhrka
Alternatively, move to the 'burbs, dump your mobile phone, buy a cow and a mudhut, and grow rice for a living. You will effectively vanish...
..but walk into a Apple store and they've got tons.
..this shafting the channel is not limited to iPads. Try buying an 11.6 macbook air in the shops these days...barely anyone has one.
Have you tried the 12 layer chocolate cake from Sprungli? Oh man...
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