7 posts • joined Friday 29th July 2011 15:02 GMT
I agree with some of the other comments on here. Whatever my feelings on the iPhone 5 (or any other iPhone, for that matter) this review is abysmal. There's nothing tangible in there at all. It mentions a few sparse technical details and spends more time telling us about the feel of the plastic as though it were a naked woman. Just the kind of mindless drivel I would expect from an Apple Fanboi. It certainly didn't help me make an informed opinion on the new phone and glossed over a number of downsides.
Maybe failing to make the screen much bigger is a good idea? On what planet? The 16:9 aspect ratio seems weird as web sites want to be wide, not tall, but films look great? What is it? A phone or a media player?
Terrible review. Not sure about the phone.
Are the right-angled logo pieces meant to denote binary? I'm assuming that they are. If so, how does two pieces flipped up mean '2' and four flipped up mean '4'. That's not how they would be represented in binary...
3 + 3 = 15?
Patent laws = tools for the bullies
I think it is absolutely scandalous how blatantly the bigger players are using patent laws to prevent competition in their markets. If we were talking about what I would deem significant patents, such as fundamental technologies, then you could understand it but when it comes down to 'swipe gestures' blocking the release of devices in countries then something has gone wrong.
Everyone should patent everything and then we could stop the free market functioning altogether.
It sounds like it will be a server based denial system which would be stupidly easy to get rid of. Either you could block packets come from those servers (for example, Peer Guardian) or you will find that in the off chance it actually did any damage it would quickly be the victim of a major DDOS taking the servers effectively offline. Anonymous are willing to attack targets for much smaller crimes against the distribution of material, i.e. any ISP in the UK blocking Pirate Bay (even though they're only doing it because there is a court order telling them to!)
Doh! You don't need to use search engines to remove the censorship on Wired.com. There's an 'Uncensor this page" button at the bottom-left of the page that does just that...
Let's all get in on the action!
It's all getting a little silly but I think that with this in mind I have an idea that I'm going to patent - delivering ordered items... WHILE FULLY CLOTHED! Yes, that's right. I'm going to patent wearing clothes while you deliver products. I think a number of logistics companies backed by some big names are going to be shelling out to use my idea or risk having their operatives turn up at people's houses stark naked!
Making life better for the pirates.
Every game ever written will be pirated. Don't bother pretending that it won't because it will. There are hundreds of eager little bedroom jockeys just itching to break the thing that took your small team of developers months to create. Getting some credit and a minute of fame from 'the scene' is what makes them tick. Once cracked the game will be downloaded by the pirates with almost zero chance of being caught and costing them a few pence for the bandwidth. They will play the game wherever and whenever they want without your DRM giving them a moment of bother.
On the other hand, honest Joe (who lives just down the road to me) will shell out his hard earned cash for your game and be frustrated when his cable connection is down, his ADSL connection is slow, he is abroad and doesn't want to pay roaming charges, can't get access to wireless connection, the network driver on his computer has stopped working, the cat has knocked his network cable out, etc., etc.
So, the pirates get it easy and the legits get it hard. Nice one.
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