108 posts • joined 22 Sep 2011
Good luck to him
Maybe sense will prevail.
Ooooo!! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. A pig.
Stick to advertising, eh.
I think you need to light a joss stick, put on some whale song, eat a nice lentil salad and chill out.
But no more than your post needs a: may offend those who know how to use a comma.
Danish Cartoons Mk.2
Aieeeeeeeeee!! Burn the infidels!!! How dare you portray his holiness's likeness!!!
*cut to scene of confused iFans burning a Galaxy Tab*
The headline should have been:
Customers with 2nd generation product with umpteen software updates happier than customers with first generation product with no significant updates SHOCKER.
Cumbria. I might just be that my dad used it a lot though, the more I think about it. Although he was from the wrong side of the Pennines too in N. Yorks).
It's used pretty widely in blighty too (or at least it is oop north)
Did Microsoft get fined for providing IE free?
It was seen as unfair behaviour, meaning that Windows must offer you a choice of browsers. It just so happens that the competition is free too.
That one was old when god was a teenager :)
So a bit like Global Warming, but with invertebrates
Scientist A: Aiiiiieeeee, we're doomed.
Scientist B: This is normal. Calm the f*ck down.
Joe Public: Huh?
(to be fair, with AGW it's scientists A-J saying 'doomed'; K-X saying 'we need to worry about this'; and Scientists Y&Z saying 'drill, baby, drill')
I just downvoted this because...
...you're a clueless idiot.
Now, I don't really think this at all, but I think putting in reasons for downvotes would lead to flame-wars and feuds. This might be occasionally entertaining but on the whole i think the downsides outweigh the upsides.
The iFan/iHate wars, the browser wars, and the OS wars are painful enough as it is :)
How does it work? Why create two classes of user at all?
And thanks for the
One more thing
(where have I heard that before)
why doesn't the post appear after posting - i need to refresh to see my finely crafted (if HTML deficient) comments, after i press the submit button.
What he said
I don't need no <i>steenking</i> confirmation.
Plus - blockquote tags would be <b>super spiffy</b>, especially for users who don't display as threaded.
I am a second-class citizen :(
Testing 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2
<b>Is this bold?</b>
<i>is this italic?</i>
<a href="http://awkwardedmilibandmoments.tumblr.com">is this amusing?</a>
<u>is this underlined?</u>
I am a COMMENTARD, and will accept no alternative!!
is it me?
Or does the screen look a bit lost in the middle of a big phone? They made that mistake with the Playbook and it's ludicrous foot-wide bezel.
Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!
Maybe you're the only one with that problem.
Maybe they couldn't replicate it.
Maybe they've got 100 more important issues causing grief for 1,000s of people.
Maybe, just maybe, the World doesn't revolve around you and your problems.
We need a STFU icon.
"Client computer market would have shrunk without tablets"
So....people bought iPads (and other tablets) *instead* of a laptop or desktop. That's what you're trying to say, no?
In other news, moon not made of cheese.
Oh yeah, you're right
Robin Hood airport, not Liverpool.
Still, both associated with theiving :)
To the Merkin Bashers
Remember that this is the country that cost a guy his job and a whole heap of money for making a joke about Liverpool airport on Twitter.
Both cases are obviously *stupid* over-reactions by humourless bureaucratic f*ckwits, but pointing and laughing at our colonial cousins smacks of pots and kettles to me...
"It's being hailed as the answer to almost all tech problems"
So, this year's carbon nanotubes then...
I can see my house!
Moving goal posts
Used to a time where you measured one companies products against another. IBM sold X boxes, Gateway sold Y boxes, Apple sold Z boxes. The fact that the first two ran the same OS wasn't really part of the headline.
Yet now Apple is so dominant in the smartphone sector the only reasonable comparison is to compare them against the mulititude of companies offering Android devices. These aren't small business's either - Samsing, HTC, Motorola, et al are all giant, multi-billion dollar enterprises. Yet Apple still has close to half the global market, and the only meaningful measure is to compare them against all the rest combined (fast-sinking ships like RIM and Nokia excepted). Amazing.
(btw, before I get called a fanboi, I don't like Apple, and I don't own a single Apple product, but I think they're a remarkable company)
TJ Hooker = Heather Locklear
Not in ANY WAY "best-forgotten".
That's some serious SI pwnage
*Never* use an application called iPray
You'll lose your very soul...
I demand you return your icon
Octopus has a greek root, not a latin one, so Octopuses is right.
An iFan-pleasing service
After all, no fruit fancier likes to feel as though they've got a *good* deal, do they?
Fools and their money
For the price they're asking on ebay, I'd expect his mummified corpse in a Swarovski encrusted display case, not a naff Action Man(TM) with specs.
I guess they'd be relying on blind chance. Ba-dum-tish.
Anyone seen my hat?
But thanks for asking.
You chose the right icon...
...but I'll bite.
95%+ of people who buy a computer swtich it on and use it, and run Windows. They save photos, and music, surf, and not much else. This feature will save a lot of pain and expense for that group when it all goes tits-up, which has to be a good thing (and it has the added bonus of desmuggifying people like you, with your fancy-pants partitions and OS's).
IT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN!!
Ok, I think there's a lot of FUD out there about electrosensitivity and mobiles causing cancer and all that rot. Nothing out there that's remotely persuasive, and certainly nothing that would stop me using or mobile, or lead me to take away my kids (yeah, like that would go down well).
Do I really want a transmitter sat 6" from my head for 8 hours a day on top of my normal daily usage? I bet the mattress interferes with the signal (metal springs) and so the phone is more likely to be a higher output than normal too. Hmm, irrational or not, I really don't like the idea of that...
(icon of man whose brain is melting, natch)
...while sitting in the park under the biggest light source I know, a Kindle beats the pants off an iPhone.
I also find it easier to switch on a bedside light than switch off the sun, for some reason.
Stick 'em in the car park, under some clear plastic sheeting.
As a Brit, sitting in an office in Britain, browsing a British site, it's f*cking annoying to hit the 'Buy from Amazon' button and end up looking at prices in dollars...
Fastest *rising* search terms
Rebecca Black going from zero to 10 million searches easily outperforms Steve going from 4 million to 10 million searches (numbers made up). If it was on percentage terms then the situation is even starker, obviously.
I'm sure Mr Jobs waa googled a lot through the whole year - so it's actually quite impressive he made the list at all.
£2,000 of security training?
Er...shouldn't he be the one *giving* the training?
Apple products are purchased by deep-fried snacks, some of which are filled with jam? Not sure multi-touch was designed with that in mind.
But if you say so...
But when it comes to 'rounded corners', Apple hold *all* the rights. Everywhere.
Yes and No
I agree that fining the council will only end up punishing the local taxpaper as services are cut to pay it.
I think jail is too harsh a response. But *surely*, for fucks sake, *at least* one person should be spending more time at the job centre than they were.
This *is* the 21st century
Surely some sort of automated drone strike would be the right way to go.
1 Degree Celsius?
Luxury! When I were a lad we had.....oh I can't be bothered. Post xmas do malaise and all that. Pffff.
Plus charcoal, wood, neutral etc. Someone else can explain.
Urrrhhhhhhhhh, my head.
You're also looking after a 250-year-old antique which is exposed to the elements, and is basically a pile of biodegradable material (wood) held together with other biodegradable material (more wood and some hemp ropes).
Not saying £16m is a *fair* price mind you, but Lewis's obvious dislike of all-things BAE has lead to a pretty biased article.
Hat's off to the boffins at NASA.
And a beer from me. Nice one, chaps.
Also worth mentioning that the browser is so shit as to be practically unusable, in my experience.
I do like the keyboard though...
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