2103 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
I have just realised.....
The 'cheap phones' are not aimed at tech minded El Reg readers...
They are aimed at Girlfriends, Wives and Daughters....
My daughter aged 4 saw the pink one and said, 'daddy I WANT that for Christmas!' I asked why and her answer 'its PINK.'
Just you wait and see, it will be a GIRLY best seller, easy to use, works out of the box, simple, all female celebs will be carrying them.
They better get a move on because iOS 7 is already on the way.
Damned if you tell the truth, damned if you get it wrong.
A perfect system to oppress free speech.
after navigating through 11 different 'press 1' or press '6' then they keep you on hold and play naff music for 20 minutes and while you are on hold, reminding you that your call is important to them, they are busy but you are in a queue and will be answered shortly, or you might want to email instead.
Of course your call is important to them..... You are giving them free money.
Re: Not too lethal
Unless you go for a head shot?
Find me one that isn't spying without ISP's knowledge.....
Actually we all know they are spying with or without permission, I think ISP's know this as well.
Re: Impossible to forge?
So were bank notes, but they are still forged.
Anything can be forged it just depends on how good it is.
Re: iPhone and iPad?
Didn't get Lego till you were 6, gosh you must have been deprived.
Control is power.
The world has sleep walked into this sh*t but now we are starting to wake up.
Would need a man bag
A fu*king big one.
Got to make up the deficit, the losses will always be borne by the customers.....
Don't think Microsoft sees you as anything other than a cash cow.
Re: Informal and Formal
Yeah and the rest baby!
If you aren't the kind of person to wear a tinfoil hat now is the time to take stock and have a rethink.
Sorry but the tilting exclamation mark just annoys me.
To put right the errors you mean, especially the assumption that a facebook users will agree to and terms and conditions the Zuck makes up?
Who would have thought it? Never happen to me.
That much for a dated looking LCD watch that has limited functionality? Have to charge it everyday? Now that is practical easpecially considering my watch never needs a battery and never needs charging.
I think that it's only use is to save you looking a fool holding a 7" screen phone to your ear shouting "Hello, HELLOOOOOO..."
Those foolish enough to buy them wil find they end up in some bottom draw, forgotten.
Re: The message isn't clear enough yet?
Ballmer is leaving, things will change.
Strange that the BBC technology pages are claiming Panasonic are to withdraw from making smart phones?
Didn't know they still made them?
Not a citizen
But nutty as a fruit cake. You have got to love him for it!
Too good to be true?
It usually is.
Next thing is the Green Party copyright the colour Green, MUFC will copyright Red, Blue will copyright Blue, Goldman Sachs Gold etc etc.
Also I remember a number of cars use the colour, Dylux paint, need I say more?
I could understand the surrender monkey anger if the iPhone was an alcoholic drink but it isn't.
Knee Jerk reaction after finding out that the NSA has its fingers in every pie.
But the door was closed? Or was it a little noisy?
The new Blackberry.....
Re: Hang on...
They are just trying it on, throw enough sh*t and some will stick.
As to that being a valid term, it is not, unless the parent or guardian specifically signs a document agreeing to this, a bit like acting as a guarantor on a loan.
No court in the EU would agree to this term, also unlikely in the US, but for the canny speculator it might be a good earner. Class Actions, here they come.......
With smart TV's is that they are not.
I've seen worse films than Postal and Blood Rayne, 'Boxing Helena' for a start!
Under the influence? I thought this was the expected common behaviour of the average American berserker, except in this case and unusually he was not armed with an assault rifle.
Did anyone really think that anonymity Tor could be guaranteed?
With the resources Governments have it is a given that they can see what you are upto on any day of the week.
As Tor is based and originated in America don't you think they would have allowed it if they couldn't crack it?
They just want you to have a false sense of security because it makes it easier for them to get you.
Re: LarsG Propaganda@Matt Bryant
That made me smile.
As to being a blinkered socialist, I served my time in the 'protection' of my country, and having been witness to several conflicts at the whim of politicians fancies I am glad I no longer have to be part of it.
Lets be honest about this, an escapee tells all playing right into the hands of those that want to discredit a nutty regime, it's exactly what they want to hear..
While the North Korean regime is pretty bonkers and on the verge of insanity I struggle to 'believe' everything reported is the complete truth. After the way the US and the UK lied about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, and now the reports of alleged chemical weapons in Syria which appears the trigger for intervention by the West, unless I see it myself I am reluctant to believe it, especially after seeing that Tony Blair is rattling his sabre against Syria trying to start a Holy War.
The peace envoy for the Middle East advocating War?
I will take nothing at face value ever again.
Re: Very clever
Headphone sockets will be a thing of the past in the next few years. Once eliminated phones can be made thinner. If you have put money into this, think again.
Easier to put up mobile towers than it is to lay water pipes.
The spammers are usually 'legitimate' companies using celebs to try and entice you into buy goods.
'Oh, my BMW is the best car ever'
'You have just got to try this new face cream'
No, they have definitely been threatened and told to keep their mouths shut about it.
And so it begins.
On a Scale of 1-10?
What he spilled the beans on was maybe 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.
The real stuff, the 10 on a scale of 1-10 is never put onto a computer, it's the stuff that is never recorded, never talked about and never minuted in the meetings.
Don't kid yourself that Snowden is that important, he is an embarrassment and and irritation but would never have had access to the real subterfuge that goes on in Government.
Re: Aiming at the cash
Yes it is always better to sue those with the most cash in the bank, there's no point in going for those who have none is there?
Here today, gone tomorrow.
New Zealand Legal system seems to have the balls that other legal systems lack, but this is probably just a Government exercise to save money.
Unfortunately the patent trolls will just head off to the US for their fun.
Just like certain car brands
Kia and Hyundai make pretty reasonable cars and offer them with huge mileage warranties but still people opt for better know brands eventhough the product is not as good.
This is a good start for the phone maker and I am sure it will get better, but it's not quite the bragging brand people need.
Like the German who destroyed a wasps nest in his loft with a blow torch......
And burnt his house down.
Re: ::rolls eyes::
I once politely asked a call centre operator (BT call centre) why she sounded so down in the dumps and miserable...
'Are you Ok, you sound like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders',
To which I received a tirade of abuse centred on her claiming that I didn't understand the nuances of the Irish accent. I replied, 'my wife is Irish so I think I do, and I do believe that you are having a difficult day today, would you like to talk it through.'
The expletives came back thick and fast but were tempered by that beautiful Irish Accent.
Interestingly prior to the phone being answered it stated, 'Your call maybe recorded for training purposes.'
The Indian Government has passed a law to supply the poor who live in poverty with 5kg of subsidised cheap grain a year, at the cost of around 25 billion. This appears to be a ploy to ensure they get enough votes in the next election.
They have to find the money to pay for this.
However, I would have thought that giving the poor an education and proper schooling would be a better way to erase poverty. Surprisingly, India has a Space Program but people still starve to death. They also have a caste system that keeps people in their place,forever.
What an enlightened country it is.
Messages from beyond the grave?
What if a dead persons family find an email address active again....
Do you want a dead persons email address and the crap that will come with it?
He says he is leaving and the share price rockets? The videos say it all.
Smacks of the way Apple operates. It leaves a bad taste.
Best thing they could do now is licence their system for use in other OS's and stop making phones.
'You raging moose cock'
Upvoted for using such colourful descriptive language.
Is this really surprising
When the government passes everything over to 'facilities management companies', who do you think the jobs will go to? Their boys or yours?
SME's in the UK have as much chance at getting a bite out of the apple as a dead wasp.
Only the shi* that falls from the tree is offered because no one else wants it.
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