64 posts • joined Saturday 18th June 2011 00:14 GMT
Let us all bow our heads and pray...
Please, O Lord of Aesthetically Prodigious people, do not allow those of your chosen to be hired by the Los Alamos National Laboratory or the RCMP. Woe betide us, the Uglies, if that shall ever happen. This to you, O Lord, we pray.
Re: Downward share price
What does plugging up lesbians have to do with this? It has something to do with those Norkie unicorns, doesn't it?
Remember, all those fart apps were made by registered developers...
"...failing to introduce yet more exciting new technology into the marketplace."
"...failing to introduce yet more exciting newly bedazzled technology into the marketplace."
Phones have changed in the past ten years. This is not a new idea. Technology changes its shape and form because people demand new things, and their taste change. Samsung's phone changing from 2006-2010 is nothing special. If phones didn't change, we'd all be carrying around 15# bags with a corded wireless phone in it.
So...Apple wants Samsung to stop making phones that the public wants because they are what the public wants?
I'm just waiting for an Apple lawyer to stand up in court and say, 'It's always about Samsung! Samsung, Samsung, Samsung!!' then twirl their hair and run out of the court.
Re: really.... long before... yet couldn't introduce it till after the iPhone?
And IBM invented the tablet computer form factor back in the sixties.
Re: Judge Koh is harming Calfornia - time for her to be replaced
The F700 says "Samsung" on it. How do you confuse that? Oh, are they standing up for blind people who got "duped" into buying a Samsung phone?
Has anyone SEEN this "design" patent? It's for a thin, rectangular computer with a touch screen, one connector, and one button/hole on the top. This is so absolutely generic and common sense as to be laughable. Kellogg needs to try and patent a cardboard box with flaps and food stored inside and then sue everyone.
From what I see...
The Samsung has a back camera. Not mentioned in the "design" patent.
No size was mentioned in the patent.
Three buttons and two slots on the Samsung, not to mention the speaker grille, light sensors and front camera.
No colours were specified.
And the Samsung has writing on it that strangely enough, DOESN'T say Apple...
Apple is deathly afraid of losing market share and those HUGH profit margins from all the slave labour they outsource to Foxconn. They haven't done anything original since the first iMac. They simply take an existing product, go and bedazzle it a bit, then tell everyone they invented it and they have to buy it or be laughed at for being "uncool" at Starbucks.
You can't see the aurora during the summer up north...
Blah, where are the fact checkers?
"Shabet says she lives in America and has no intention of exporting the device."
She was attempting to purchase the product to gift to a cousin in Iran. You cannot export to Iran!!! This isn't a simple anti-Arab thing, it's a FEDERAL LAW.
Welcome to America. Cry and whine when you attempt to violate federal law and everyone will feel sorry for you.
The top three programmers have percentages of 50/45/30%. I can get a thousand pennies and start throwing them into a crowd. Eventually, I'll hit someone in the eye. Looks like the best one (in the top 20) is actually #15 from russia with a percentage of 76%.
Re: 112 is nothing? Bloody right - thou 'rt right soft bast'd
Well, why do you think they still use old-ass, slow chips in the space probes? They tolerate a whole lot more crap. Same thing at Apple. If I scream and yell and tell you how much you want what I have behind my back, you're gonna want it.
"Can I have three farthings for a lump of shit, please?"
Re: ouch @ Chet Mannly
"well look at betamax, jaguar, dreamcast and HD-DVD, they are dead. VHS, GameBoy, Playstation and Blue-ray won."
So, you are saying that Apple will win the tablet war, and based on previous experience, the inferior formats win?
Okay, thanks for that clarification.
7.6 million sheep, interesting.
Actually, it's probably 2.533 million sheep as they bought three iPads (Not the kind women use, but close) to cover if they lose it, and to brainwash their child 24/7.
Re: RE: Jim Booth
It was a DV4/6, possibly a late model DV6000. The thing would have died in a few months anyways from the NB desoldering itself from the MB. Anyways, no worries about shrapnel, the plastics on those models are pretty soft and there was WAY too much down force for anything to blast back up.
I truly hope the "Little American Princess" has learned her lesson and stopped following the ways of the dark Ladies (Paris, Kim, etc...).
She should thank God everyday that he didn't pop one of those rounds into her ass.
Shouldn't it be "doing fab-ulously"???
Re: Re: Re: Borrowing from another commentard on the other Sony story of today...
How about "Suck shit through a tube."?
Always loved that one... Feds was an awesome movie.
Okay, let's put it this way;
Starting price to read an article on El Reg is $1.
Ten people read it; goes up to $2.
Twenty? Well, that's $4.
Supply and demand, right?
Except in this case, we're talking about something that is UNLIMITED.
If I had an unlimited supply of gold that I pulled out of a manx cats tailless ass, what do you think would happen to the price of gold?
Sony just trying to make money off of some chick that had her heyday more than a decade ago and then lost her voice (Crack smoking; thank you Bobby) and sounded like an alley cat that got run over by some RoTM Renault.
They gots to be making bank, yo!
75-90% of people saw the price hike, and just did a google search for "Whitney Houston +site:www.thepiratebay.org"
The main reason for this change is because the large majority of the "new" drives coming out in the next six months will be of questionable quality. Because they don't know how long these drives (Derived from salvaged equipment) will last, they are hedging their bets. The warranty will be restored in about a year.
A 50% increase in efficiency is like getting .5 more ounces of a 12oz steak. Not much, and it'll probably have a lot of fat on it.
Wow, what a surprise.
The top two hard drive manufacturers buy out #3 and #4 and then they CUT the warranty period!!! Amazing, guess no one saw that coming. This is a screaming warning sign to all the regulators that they need to fight the acquisitions these two companies propose. Either that or offer a government program that provides free leather-wound mouth guards for when we all get bent over the table just a little bit more by Seagate/WD (Soon to be Seagate Digital or Weyland Yutani, take your pick)
ABSOLUTE BS. Diebold replaced most of their workers on the Accuvote line at their plant in Lexington, NC with 90% foreign workers to save ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR. Most were illegal, Temporary Resources doesn't really check legality.
That's right America; your voting machines are made by illegal immigrants because they could pay them minimum wage instead of $1 above it to American workers. Funniest part, when a rumour spread around the plant that ICE was coming in to do a check, they had to shut down the Accuvote line because only a few people showed up to work over there that day. HMMMMMM.............
Looks like someone is getting a kickback!
Really; the Reg is okay with a company releasing a software that allows the capture of information that is thought to be private?
WITHOUT the consent or knowledge of the user?!?!??
Wow... Just... Wow....
""Oh well, never mind, we'll have to do the power surge idea... Ok, quick as you can, I want you to flick the power switch of your PC on and off 30 times"
"Should I take my disks out?"
"NO! Do you want to lose all your data!?!"
"Oh! NO! Ok.."
I listen carefully.. ..
...clicky..clikcy...clikky.. .. .. ...clicky. ...cliccy.. . . BOOM! "
THAT'S what happened!!!!
Increase of EWaste? Blame RoHS.
Now that all electronics must be "lead-free" we have increased incidence of early failures in electronics. Does the consumer take the item in to be repaired, or do they just junk the entire thing and buy another?
Usually, it's JUNKED.
All that waste going into a landfill someplace just because some bureaucrats thought that lead should be banned in computers because of some fantasy-land ideas of babies licking the solder inside computers.
In about three to five years, electronics will be failing at such a rate as to make the past twenty years of EWaste seem like a drop in the bucket.
Isn't hacking the profiles/email of D list celebrities, like, a public service/PR helper??
I LIVE in North Carolina. Power and land is ONLY cheap if you have multi-billions of dollars. I have $400 power bills every month, and that is for a 1500 sq ft home with completely new AC and Heat and usually ran at 80 in the summer and 62 in the winter.
Apple came here only because Bev Perdue was the best under the desk of whatever Apple lawyer she talked to.
Instead of giving tax breaks to these rich bastards (Who could "Innovate" fusion power, because, they're so "INNOVATIVE"!!!) Maybe she should pay attention to the people that bust their ass everyday in this state for shit for pay!!!!
It's the spirit of Steve Jobs harnessing all the energy he can so he can return to Earth!!!! Quickly!!! Shut off you iDevices before you unleash the reborn Jobs!!! He'll have lasers from his eyes and be ill-tempered!! (More than before)!!!
Blinded by the light...
You missed a few;
1. Beautifully crafted (yes, yes it is)
- - - Yes, it is an interesting design, but I think most people (That don't suffer from ADOS Attention Deficit Oooh, Shiny!!) would rather have a phone that didn't shatter into a million pieces. I wonder where Dell or HP would be now if they designed a laptop with a shell made totally out of glass and metal...
2. Great UI design
- - - Very simple to use, but don't try to change it to what You may like...
3. Beautiful hi-res screen
- - - So do many other phones.
4. Decent camera with good optics, that make good photos and video (lookin' at you HTC)
- - - Comparing tech today to three years ago doesn't work. More on this with "your" point 6.
5. Pocket-size (none of your 5in monstrosities please, if I wanted a tablet I'd have asked for it)
- - - Again, most people use holsters for their phones, they want to take care of them, and make sure they have them for more than a year. But the Apple people? They don't care about the phone, they will buy a new one in a year when it gets a new swirly design on the third page of the setting menu.
6. Top-notch build quality
- - - Foxconn??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!??? The quality of their product is worse than something I could scavenge out of a few dumpsters...In Hoboken.
7. Decent battery life (*at least* comparable to other phones with similar specs, and if you tell me your HTC, Samsung or Droid or whatever gets 6x the battery life I'll just laugh at you)
- - - Again with that word "decent"... Decent for the first few months, and then it rockets downhill. Oh, and that smell coming from the phone? That's the battery leaking...
8. High-quality apps, guaranteed to work (and work well) on my device
- - - You got me here. When I push the "fart" button on my app, I want it to fart RIGHT NOW!!! Not .5ms later!!! And I love that you can suntan and get rid of pimples with the iphone apps.
9. Good customer service (YMMV but I've had great service so far)
- - - Just make sure you keep the phone in a hermetically sealed bag / container at all times. If you ever have to send it in and they smell ANYTHING on it they don't like, they won't work on it. Also, they charge roughly 2500% higher for the parts than what they paid for them.
10. Great, truly great, media sharing capabilities, useable by The Average Joe(TM)
- - - Most have this, and they are easy to use. Sadly, most don't come with a fluffy kitten or a couscous icon. And I have YET to see an Average Joe with an iPhone. Most people I see with iPhones are the pretentious, privileged type.
11. Great accessory ecosystem
- - - As long as you give Apple your 50%....
Apple designed the IEEE 1394 port with the help of several other companies.
ADB was NOT hot-swappable and too slow to support anything past a simple graphics tablet.
And laptop form? Sorry, Toshiba beat them to that by four years.
Pull down menus? QuickTab by about two years.
Canvas Tags? Sorry again, that was W3C.
Scroll wheel? Oh, that was Kensington.
OpenCL? Well, Apple did get the ball rolling on that one, but again, a LARGE GROUP was involved in it actually being made.
And the CCFE? Wow, really reaching there.
Know before you speak. Spouting off incorrect "facts" that aren't actually facts is quite close to propaganda.
Guy looks like a dick to me.
Yea, and if only Apple had made their excellent GUI 'before' they saw it at Xerox in Palo Alto, they could actually rightfully claim to have invented it.
And Apple should design and create their own hardware instead of sourcing it out cheap and then charging outrageous amounts for it. Well, I guess that's what you pay for something being "pretty" and "cool". Look back at Apple's history, they ALWAYS charge at LEAST a 33% premium for "their" product. You know, at least when Apple started, they had good, well made products and actually were creative. Now, they just hobble existing tech together, make it look smooth, and color it white, and then call it innovative. I'm going to create a tablet computer that has lights around the irregular edge and call it innovative. Apple innovates like I digest, they take one thing in, and then pop something different out. About the same quality too. Except I flush what I do.
You know, I just thought about it, pulled out my own TX and WHO WOULD OF GUESSED?!?! The icons for the programs are ROUNDED!!! The device is ROUNDED!! There's a button in the middle bottom of the device!! HP needs to sue Apple now for being a TX patent troll. I think Apple shouldn't have hired all those lawyers from Rambus.
This right here,
"But its fortunes have been closely tied to Jobs, who founded Apple.."
He COfounded Apple. He let Woz do all the work while he went around selling it and supplying potential buyers with all sorts of illicit narcotics.
And when bears learn to hold and fire automatic weapons and decide that you are a pest and need to be removed from what was once their forest? The people that call you are pussies that can't deal with their own problems, haven't you learned that yet?
Oh, and the machines will one day decide that all of humanity is a pest. Their reasoning will include that we take no care for other life.
Thank you for causing Judgement Day.
As long as it's just a game, eh?
How about a game where you go around and try to rape as many people as you can? In this game, while you have the 14yo on the pinball table, you can actually PLAY the pinball game and get the special "Multi-task-that-ass" bonus! Then, after the raping, you can go and beat the hell out of as many people who are racially different (Set during character creation) as you can! Hey, no problem here, right? It's JUST A GAME!!! I know, you can add magic to the game to make it even MORE of a game. Sweet!
Oh, and the difference between people killing people and people killings animals is that animals can't call the police.
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