55 posts • joined Monday 12th September 2011 19:26 GMT
Re: Sad to see them go
How about a BT EFM circuit then? We have many customers taking this route, they're proving to be very good circuits if you have no fibre.
Re: I'm going
Did you just pull those Sky Vs BT speeds out of thin air or do you have a source? Seeing as Sky uses BT copper then average sync speeds are going to be the same between the two. Strangely, BT offers "upto" 16Mbps the same as Sky, plus you have the option of fibre/Infinity, so your performance "statistics" are bizarre.
Re: Yeah but, parasitism is never comfortable
"Samsung skims the suckers and attracts people with little to spend and little interest in high tech"
Most of the people I know with iphones/ipads are either women, kids, parents, grandparents (for ease of use to Apples credit) and my art/design pals, none of which buy them for a specific interest in high tech.
A lot of the latest Samsung phones certainly aren't cheap and do have quite a lot of new tech from what I have read (whether eye gestures etc. will work well has yet to be seen).
I'm fairly unbiased here as my company decided to give me a naff Nokia, so I use neither, you however are so overly biased that your comment is painful to read.
Would it not have the latest version of angry birds?
Name us a life altering App that it wouldn't have, infact, name us a life altering app.
Not enough power
Considering that news articles state we will be suffering from power shortages by 2015, currently with 14% spare capacity, predicted to be just 4% in 3 years. Is it really wise to be promoting electric cars in this country?
"The point is people are more brand loyal to Apple - Samsung is just another Android phone."
It's the "brand loyal" that makes people judge you.
"When it's due for an upgrade the user may as well buy a HTC, Asus, Motorola, Sony or one of many, many more."
Yep, it's called choice, a healthy market, it's what keeps prices to a minimum.
"So what are the chances of someone buying a Samsung Android phone today definitely buying another Samsung Android phone in 2 years time", Who cares? You're saying this is worse than sticking with Apple for the rest of your life?
"I had some devices to choose from for my journey. I could have taken my Alienware MX18, my first-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab, my Asus Transformer, my Samsung NF210 Netbook, my Acer Aspire 5110 or my ageing 2006 silver Macbook Pro. Which to choose?"
Any, who cares? How did journalists cope 5-10 years ago? Write stuff on dead trees. Netbooks were great, but marketing told people to go out and buy tablets, zero productivity but lots of (limited) fun.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
Was with you until "similarly to how they praised Windows 7 (a poor OS)"
Regardless of how poor Vista and Windows 8 may be, 7 is actually a decent, stable OS. Please enlighten me specifically on why it is poor.
Re: What's with this "it must have a Gigabit Ethernet port" fetish?
It's not a show stopper, just incredibly irritating when a lot of folk (which surprises you even though people keep commenting on the fact) use ethernet constantly. I use my Ethernet port more often than a USB port, hence why it bugs me when I see numerous new laptops with no ethernet port and yet numerous USB ports.
So it's not a show stopper, but can you not see why it irritates people when a) They need to buy extra gear to use a popular connectivity method, and b) remember to carry this adapter/dongle (no matter how small) around with them.
Re: You will have to wait...
You don't mean "Apple invents", you mean "Apple packages". Unless you can prove me wrong by stating a single proper invention other than arguably the aluminium unibody process.
"One rather glaring omission from the list, however, are any fixes for the recently discovered problems with Internet Explorer"
So, they're patching a load of stuff, apart from that which afflicts browser versions nearly 2years+? How dare they ignore the people bad enough to either find a better browser or update their existing one!
Gah, this is so dull.
How is "Application Store" any different to the Canonical "Software Store". Slightly different words for the same thing. "Applications" and "Apps" is the same god damn meaning. It's starting to seem to me however that there is in fact a big difference: "Applications" are used by proper professional people (to create and develop shit), and "Apps" are used by people to pass the time during travel, or avoid speaking to their family/loved ones.
Re: I lost interest here:
"Yes because iTunes / App Store is so utterly unsuccessful, not a single person uses it and no other provider tries to emulate it." - It's hard to argue software such as iTunes is "successful" when most Apple users are forced into using it regardless of its quality.
I personally found it to be one of the worst bits of software I have ever used. Agree with the App Store though.
Re: £10m ???
When BT/Colt charge £2k for a simple B-End fibre shift within the same Datacentre, then £10m starts to sound cheap!
Re: This has to stop.
"Videogame" is a generic term for a game played on a "video device" (typically on a monitor). Arcade games were called Videogames even before the widespread adoption of VHS.
Whilst "Computer Games" sounds more appropriate in certain circumstances, it doesn't fit particularly well with Arcade/Console/handheld games. Nintendo went to great lengths to market the NES as an entertainment system, and not as a computer for example.
"We're not Americans" - In this instance it seems as if we are, if we insist on creating a new name for something just for the sake of it.
Re: When you look at the state of most high streets...
God forbid we have towns that have character and a high street that shows them apart.
The strange thing is, pretty much every green grocers, veg/fruit market and butchers I have seen have actually been cheaper than Tescos, often by a long shot. People don't seem to realise this as it has always been drummed into them that the supermarkets are always cheapest.
Also, the range of clothes, DVDs, music etc. is pretty abysmal.
Re: brain dead
"Of course all the Windows users would start rattling on about a "virus" because they are already dumb enough to use windows"
And by "ALL" you mean like 2 people on this forum thread, and you have presumed they use windows. You Sir, do no good for the current stereotyping of Apple users.
Even IF the Surface was a superb device, I think most of the general public are too lazy to even research it. If they want a tablet, they just copy their friends or go with the hype.
So the next ipad mini will have a decent screen, and the next ipad will be lighter? I'm hoping there's going to be a bit more to the new models than that.
Re: Use a Mac? For actual work?
So, you complain about the Apple hate comments AFTER you have demonstrated a bit of MS hate: "but there were huge savings in the time spent banging my head on Windows trying to figure out why something doesn't work, or in time spent patching, or in time spent scraping viruses and rootkits out of my system.".
A sarcastic trolling title, or an outdated rant at MS, not sure which is worse...
But does that package include a Nexus 7 that actually works?
I bought one for my partner's birthday (which is today). She opens it up this morning, only to find that the touch screen doesn't work at all.
Spent 30mins on the phone to Google Play support and now have to wait for a replacement. Really not off to a good start!
Lee Dowling: "And I can't justify my own purchase of a RPi" - Can I ask what you specifically had in store for your Pi when you purchased it?
My work Sony Vaio has had windows 7 on it for 3 years and has had no problems. In fact because it is a normal laptop, I have it dual boot to Ubuntu which makes many more tools available to me.
It's carried around in my loaded rucksack and has taken quite a few knocks, it isn't indestructible and finally after many years I have a small crack on the plastic screen bezel. I sent it back to my company (expecting a replacement) and they simply fitted a new plastic bezel.
Your comment is a sweeping generalisation about Windows, and although I'm not a MS fan, it shows you have very little experience if you still assume you need to reinstall every 12 months.
To suggest you need aluminium unibody to make it durable is just plain wrong.
Re: cost-effective buy
AC, you seem to be mistaken, I have corrected it for you.
Mac User: Go all the way to an inner city store, pay a large sum of money for a Mac (although parting with that amount of cash seems easy whilst enjoying the luxurious, flamboyant settings of the store). Complete the setup wizard in less than 5 minutes and boot to the same looking 10-year-old desktop. Go to the App Store and download all your programs that Apple allows you to use. Discover that you need to buy certain connectors that of course weren't provided. Discover that you probably need to buy an Apple TV if you want to stream music/tv, as Apple refused to follow open standards such as DLNA that hundreds of other companies joined up to. Feel smug that your new Mac will never get Trojans, Malware, Viruses even though this has proven to not be the case.
PC User: Go to store, buy PC, take it home, switch it on. Complete the setup wizard, it may take a bit longer than Apple's, but who really cares? Spend about 10mins uninstalling vendor bloat. Install a new browser. Feel free to choose from millions of applications from various sources. Upgrade a hardware component if required and not get fleeced in doing so. Feel pleased that your PC will likely last many years as you will not feel the need to upgrade on a yearly basis due to a newly released version that contains hardware that the previous version should have had. Accept you have a higher chance of installing malware apps than Apple users, due to Windows being the most widely used and hence targeted system. science!
Re: Maybe, but ...
It's not so much this missing ethernet port that bugs me, it's the audacity of being charged £25 for a connector for it.
If I pay £1500, I expect to have this cable thrown in for free, otherwise I can't help but feel robbed.
Re: I really really really...
I have 3 thumbs down from angry bird "gamers", not sure if I should laugh or cry!
Pirate dave: agreed, but shouldn't we be coding perl scripts to take over the world, or watching old episodes of the IT Crowd, rather than playing a game that's made for 8 year olds? :)
The new mini (in any form) has had its image completely ruined, as it has been bought and driven mainly by annoying little (daddies) girls.
I quite like the look of the new beetle (much more so than the previous new beetle), however, the performance sounds pretty shocking for a new car.
My Golf TDI has better 0-60 performance and averages 60mpg per tank. Why such a lousy engine in a new car?
Tablets are so dull, arguments over different tablets make me want to cut my eyes out.
Smartphones and Tablets are mere gadgets, people that frequently state they have had "5 Iphones and 28 different tablets" seriously need to get out more and enjoy what life has to offer.
People that state they "can't put it down", should take up proper hobbies. How long can you really browse the web, watch videos on a tiny screen (whilst looking like a dick if in public), and use mediocre apps whose usefulness are exaggerated to justify the purchase of the device (take a look at the "top app" charts to see what I mean).
The people I have encountered with tablets:
- IT managers: generally clueless dicks
- People on the underground: Looking like morons reading a book or watching a film.
- Friend's girlfriends: Sitting at home on social media sites, purchasing stuff from websites, and then typically posting said purchase on social media sites.
- Kids playing games.
Why would anyone want to become part of that group? Let alone then argue about pixel density, MicroSD and how one company only has 99% of the "vital" apps that the other has.
I hope people get bored of these soon and something more interesting comes along. Although that would screw Apple over seeing as their main product line seems to now consist of almost identical products but just in different sizes.
Re: What does Apple charge?
"You're confusing FRAND/non FRAND patents and normal vs design patents."
I think what people are trying to say is; if essential technology patents become FRAND, then shouldn't VITAL design patents also be included?
If a company is so amazingly innovative to invent rounded corners, and this is used on pretty much all phones available today then surely it's an essential patent, whether being a technology patent or design patent.
"Well guess the register has become a lets hate Apple zone"
You make that sound like a bad thing. I love reading these comments, mainly to remind myself that not quite all of the world has been brainwashed yet.
Good luck to him, no doubt he'll rake it in just as quickly as an investment banker has money thrown at him.
I'm sure I know people that have regularly made perl scripts far more complicated than his news "algorithm".
It will be popular as people have become so lazy then are unable to source multiple newsfeeds. The problem is, will it create a section of people that don't care if all of the summary news feeds are from a certain biased news source? Murdoch supporting it is always worrying.
Generally, if someone I know has a Samsung TV, phone, microwave or anything else, I am oblivious to it. If someone I know has an Apple device, I am made aware of it on a regular basis.
I've never witnessed Samsung users parading their devices (I'm sure there are some though), it's just a *thing*. I don't think they care as much about being different, it's a different ethos.
"These days social is key and Google sucks at social."
Really, you think? Social has been done to death and is dull as hell. Social websites are hardly raking it in considering their marketcap.
A company that provides advertising, cloud apps/storage, a mobile/pc OS, browser amongst many other things can hardly be called a one trick pony.
Besides, I doubt they ever went with Android expecting it to bring in stunningly vast sums of profits.
I didn't know the elderly like to play angrybirds and frequently check their facebook :/
Re: Process Size
You compare ICs based solely on power consumption vs fabrication process?
Maybe the extra power is consumed by the extra on-chip features, or the higher clock-rate? Not sure how any comparison can be made until we see benchmarks.
You only ever seem to see iPhones with cracked screens now days, i've seen 3 friends recently with them.
I can only conclude that either I see more because there's just more iPhones out there than others, or the screens are badly designed for impacts, or the users are just generally a bit more clumsy than average.
"Apple achieves a score of 849 and performs well in all factors, particularly in physical design and ease of operation" - and that is what it is bought for, physical design bling for the show-off factor, and ease of operation so that mum, dad, kids and grandparents use it.
You may well be correct there, perhaps television manufacturers do have to license the basic innovations I have listed.
However, we do not hear about constant legal battles between them. Having recently bought a "smart" tv, I noticed in the shop they were all now "smart", with apps and games. It's very difficult to spot any differences between them physically, it's all about the picture.
Who has copied who in this instance, and it's obvious from the large amount of choice and healthy competition in that market that they are able to co-exist reasonably peacefully, with no 1 company claiming itself to be the inventor of the smart tv and therefore all other products are imitations and should be banned. The patenting system either works a lot better in that market, or the companies don't concentrate most of their efforts in hoarding patents, or they just don't have as many stupid software patents.
As an example, a stupid TV software patent dismissed in court.
Have Apple actually got any technology patents that have made mobiles what they are today (3G, wireless, battery tech, ICs etc) .... or are they all obvious (as technology evolves) software patents such as gestures, scrolling, image displaying etc?
I don't use Apple or Android devices, but it astounds me what can be patented now days, this will only stifle "innovation" . When/if Apple create a television, will they be accused of completely copying Sony, LG etc. for creating a rectangular screen with a display for video broadcasts? Will they have to pay patent royalties for using a remote control, having an on/off button and other inventions that we all regard as obvious with that technology?
Patents should be for REAL inventions not this rubbish!
"Implementing dynamic NAT automatically creates a firewall between your internal network and outside networks or the Internet. Dynamic NAT allows only connections that originate inside the stub domain. Essentially, this means that a computer on an external network cannot connect to your computer unless your computer has initiated the contact. So you can browse the Internet and connect to a site, even download a file. But somebody else can't simply latch onto your IP address and use it to connect to a port on your computer."
Whether you like it or not, NAT inherently provides some security on a network, that wasn't what it was designed for but it's how it functions.
You boast (unnecessarily) about your great achievements, knowledge and advanced skills in ACLs . But why create and constantly maintain a list of ACLs when 3 lines of code (in Cisco devices anyway) will get NAT functioning for any home user/small business. I don't think anyone was suggesting you actually use NAT when you have enough public IPs for your organisation?
"Pray tell, how is "preventing external hosts directly connecting to inside hosts" a function of NAT at all? NAT simply creates a temporary ACL..."
Read that back, of course it is a (non primary) function of NAT. NAT doesn't "prevent" external hosts as such, it just doesn't know what to do with the packets as there's no mention of it in the state table, and drops them. NAT doesn't create temporary ACLs, it uses a lookup table, these are not the same! However, you can use ACLs in conjunction with NAT pools.
My money is on the American company with more money winning, regardless of what is presented in court. When has the US ever proven otherwise?
What I'd like to know is, if these companies hadn't allegedly copied each others designs, what do the courts think their products would look like today? Would we have phones that are round with triangular screens? No we wouldn't, because there's only certain ergonomic outcomes for products.
It's why all televisions look the same, as do laptops and most other products available.
Re: 0 out of 3
So you believe because there are alternatives and no one is forced to buy an iPod/iPad, then they can't be a monopoly? Well how does that apply to MS? No one is forced to buy a windows pc/laptop and there are plenty of alternatives there too!
You missed my point in your last paragraph so I give up.
Re: Employed by the public services?
"For the rest of us that live up North" - Why do people keep saying this? What about the people down south such as Londoners who also have no tickets, paid more than their share for this event to happen through council tax and have to endure the total travel chaos surrounding the Olympics?
I think Northerners have very little to complain about!
Apple has a monopoly on portable mp3 players and yet has created software that goes to great lengths to lock you into itunes despite the alternatives available.
Apples has a proven monopoly on tablets, where do people buy their apps, music and videos despite the alternatives?
With regards to OS's, it seems as long as you charge a premium for your product and do not become a monopoly you can do whatever you want.
Re: So they priced the IPO about spot on then
That would be correct, if it wasn't for the fact the price was manipulated.
As soon as the share price started dropping, the investment banks underwriting the IPO stepped in and bought a ton of shares to keep the price up.
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