326 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
wayyyy off topic, but what car has an 8 speed transmission for 15k?
no need to chop me… i'm just poking fun
Re: So in the UK
maybe i am reading it wrong here , but surely she has no case because she bought a PHONE, not a SATNAV?
Whatever what you look at it, the device is called a phone.
The Maps app is like a bundled freebie, there is no charge for the maps app, or using it, and you have to agree to T&C's for using it.
Kinda like getting a car engine magazine subscription as a bundled gift if you bought a car, then claiming the car is not fit for purpose when the magazine prints something inaccurate.
i know thats a wild analogy, but you get the idea. Maps is not central to the device operation and its a free service, so where is the material loss?
Re: I have an iPhone
"Samsung just released one bad update."
i think that should read : Samsung released just one update and its bad."
no update issues before because they don't exist.
They might be able to pack a lot of bits into a plastic case, but they have never been a software company.
Watch them fall on this sword.
Re: 50 percent of profits?
50% of profits….. pity that once again Managements Salary grew to exactly match excesses of income over expenditure and we have only 'broke even' again.
"We giggled that we knew how to market to high school girls"
high school girls??
Re: Cats = Fleas = cat turds on the lawn
remove the cats from the equation and you will only have to put up with the mice and rats.... problem solved.
never complain about the neighbours cat. without them, mice will find a way in. If a cat in living in the neighbourhood, you are pretty guaranteed vermin can smell them and will keep away.
or just buy a Dell and the smell will do the same job
Re: You can't win
"Turn a "no" into an alternative solution"
have to completely disagree with this one... its not a creche. people need to learn that some things just get a No answer.
Sure, you could suggest using a USB stick to get the files off, but that usually is met with a response of "How do i do that, can you show me?" So once you have done that, you are now responsible for all the problems of that machine from now until the end of time. " It used to always print properly before you did that USB thing", "I never got SPAM before you did that USB thing" , " It was much faster before you did that USB thing" etc etc
So , just say NO and let people realise that this is real life and you get have everything your own way.
now, back to randomly blocking network packets.....
and all this assumes that time is linear for the dead....
Re: El Reg is getting worse....
aha, so the solution is that Apple buy Samsung and they they have that "other" brand that they can sell crappy cheap shit phones through, by making no changes at all.... ;-)
seriously, most markets are giving away iPhones for Free on a contract. who cant afford that?
Re: El Reg is getting worse....
nope, they definitely are just getting worse.
Ferrari should also make a bargain basement car , as they will soon run out of rich people to buy their cars.
agreed.. and now , your touch movements have to be in 3 dimensions. so when you swipe, you have to go left to right and also away from you and back again to remain in contact with the screen.
but hey, at least they can say now that they "innovate" and come up with something on their own without copying... even though it is completely useless, its THEIR useless
Re: Someone got paid for this "article"?
yeah, i clicked on the title hoping for some insight into storage arrays. This article was complete trash.
Alex's 31 word sum-up was actually more gripping than the article.
Definitely a last minute filler
Re: What an advert for tolerance
Completely agree, saved me a bit of typing, but have to add that there are some twats in these forums, who have to spew hate and abuse, simply because 2 guys are doing what they want to do. Freedom etc. They are not affecting your life, so why the abuse?
And while you are typing your crap, think about this, maybe they are going to buy a few and flock them on ebay , making a tidy profit for a few days of enjoying human company.
But no, you slag them off while you sit at your screen as though your life is perfect
Re: Kingpins are always responsible
what monopoly? it IS a free market.
You can still buy any phone from any supplier and get apps on said devices.
Are you suggesting Apple have a monopoly over selling Apple products???? Kinda like Microsoft/Nokia/Dyson/Ford etc etc have a monopoly in selling their own products too??
knock knock, anyone home? "Monopoly", "Duopoly" etc refers to an entire INDUSTRY, not one company selling its own products.
any rumour mill expert should already have jumped on this as a sign that Apple will back this standard.
iOS in the car, etc which GM are known to be involved with, so maybe someone in Apple let them know thats what they are going to back, so GM announce they are putting it in, and then when Apple announce the iPhone 5S with wireless charging, they can say, "and already there are cars on the market with this built in"
well, thats what i thought anyway.
couldnt agree more.
The planet is being.... shock ..... A PLANET
unfortunately, the alarmists will not acknowledge anything as they are so blinkered and arrogant that they would not even CONSIDER that there might be more to it,
plus if they give up their cause, who will give them the Grants to perform another study on a select 5 years of the few billion the planet has been here, and think they have an accurate result.
its all nonsense.
holy crap !!!
is there no end to the lengths these crap journalists will go to to try make up a story out of absolutely FUCK ALL.
God almighty, so anyone who has used colours in their products are now copying Google? INSANE
if you were in any way UNBIASED, then where was the article saying that Google copied the original Apple logo by using colours.
FFS, i'm off.
Re: wipe after X failed attempts
i am starting to think that having a pin on my iPad or Iphone is a bad thing. If the thief cant get access to the device, then they will simply shut it off and wipe it. Never see it again. Even with iOS 7 activation lock, if that appears, then it will get tossed in the river or used for parts.
However, if they get the phone and its useable, then they might make the mistake of leaving it on, make a quick sale, or connecting to wifi, and then i can locate it.
Simply use the restrictions in the device to stop things like deleting accounts, app purchases, etc. if the phone is robbed, cancel the sim.
I would love it though if apps could be protected individually with a pin, so , for example, launching the Mail App would need a pin.
i dont see it
Can someone explain the differences in the video examples? Side by side comparison looks as near the same to me. I just dont get it.
Any movie I have been watching, when the camera moved around the corner, I got to see what was around the corner. Why would i want to see whats behind the Tree if the director of the movie didnt thing it was important??
As for 3D, i get that experience everyday, just by walking around. Seeing it on a TV isnt anything to get excited about. I've had 40 years to get used to it in real life,
Disney, How about a remake of the Powers of Mathew Starr , seeing as you have no other bright ideas left?
Re: Get rid of images of people
"So you are saying you would have a problem with banknotes having images of black people or homosexuals on them?"
Dont think he said that at all.. how did you get that from his post?
Anyway, deciding to have no images of people on the notes so that there are no divisions of opinion just means you are giving in to negatives. Not a solution.
Plus it will only create a division of its own.. those who want images and those who dont. Then those who do will only want X images, not Y. So back to square 1
Solution? Just do it and let the idiots get over themselves.
Crap. I just realised there's a dictator in me trying to get out !!!
with all the talk about a low cost iPhone, I really have to wonder if Tim Cook is dumb enough to build a new phone in this area.
They already have all the R&D and Dev work done on the iPhone 4, production lines in place, parts supply organised, why go through all that again to make a different phone with low margins. SImply flog shed loads of the 4 or 4s at a knock down price. They can afford to do that now, because the R&D on those devices is covered already. Just rename it.
He's a supply chain man, I cant see how it would make sense to do any different.
Re: Are you bored...?
Exactly my thoughts, to a T
I'd end up looking for the resonator and ripping the fucking thing off the window.
Although, the evil me would immediately not be tired and try and figure out a way to use it myself, so I could broadcast my own subliminal messages to others....
... with hilarious consequences
Whats the bets that the same benchmark will NOT be run when the next iPhone comes along?
1. why was a recently released phone compared to a year old one?
2. Why does Android need such high horsepower to make the OS/UI run, and still not give the same responsiveness as the year old iOS?
its like when the US car makers put an 8 litre engine in , and it still only achieves the same horsepower as some EU/Asia made cars with 3-4 litres ... nobody produces reports saying how great the US car is because of 8 litres, they trash it. But cant have that in the tech world.. .techies are insecure and unreasonable.
the only good thing to come out of all this , is that the general public now knows that the # is a hash.
Always annoyed me when trying to get people to type it and being asked what a hash is and then, when they see it saying ' oh, you mean the box sign'
next, can we educate people that a colon is NOT a 'double dot"
bootnote: i think it would be much better if we called them ^hattags , maybe i should patent that.......
i just wish ATM software writers would add just ONE extra function to their system to check the type of notes in the machine BEFORE displaying the options.
Most of the time I get the option of 10, 20 , 40, 60, 90, 120.
Pick 90, then it waits 10 seconds before telling me it can only dispense in 50 units, so type in what you want.
How hard is it to check that BEFORE requesting the input and only displaying the options the machine can dispense?
Re: Women + IT
holy crap !!! when will we ever hear the end of these useless arguments !!!
MEN and WOMEN are DIFFERENT !!! FULL STOP.
In this modern age, there is NOTHING to stop women going into ANY job and same for men. They are accepted in all areas and in developed countries, treated equally now in terms of pay etc.
Yes, there are some instances of discrimination ( being of the human race, this will always be the case, not just in employment)
The fact is though, that due to differences in men and women, the percentages in various sectors will always vary.
Whats next? Stories that only 0.03% of women have a beard. 0% of men give birth. More should be done to balance this injustice.
Why is there such a drive to Shoe-horn genders into industries?
Why not just let the genders of the species pick what they want to do and let it go.
Now all repeat this after me " We are all individuals....."
** before i am slated, i am all for equality, I just consider myself realistic enough to know man!=woman **
failing that, Chris Eccleston.
Apple have knocked 23% off the iPod 16Gb price, so by some totally illogical law in journalism, this MUST mean that if they bring out a cut price iPhone it will be somewhere about 23% cheaper
Insane ramblings. insane.
"then jumped in a bush"
surely that should have been followed by ', for the second time' ?
"pinging the internet"
for a tech site, this has to be the worst description ever. Besides the poor use of those words, I would guess the handset was doing much much more.
Didnt say what handset it was... I wonder was it an Android device with malware or a genuine fault in the handset.
@MissingSecurity , ok yeah, fair (and correct) point.
Still though, tax rates vary across the US by state. I'm grasping here, trying to not look so 'wrong' ;-)
Maybe Tim should have just told the Senate, that yes, they are correct, and to make the wrong right, Apple are announcing that they are pulling out of the US completely and moving the HQ to X country totally. Cancel the new SpaceShip building and any data centre and manufacturing plant projects.
THEN you would see the Senate getting tax laws changed very fast. (along with an attitude adjustment)
Hell, they could probably BUY Ireland. There's a cool thought. A country called Apple.....
Disclaimer, I am Irish, so my views are biased !!
Apple have been in Ireland for over 30 years... how come no-one came knocking on their doors regarding this issue up to now, seems it was not an issue when there was not enough to go after.
And saying only 1% of its customers are here is rubbish. Ireland is in the EU. You take it as a whole. You cant say that only X% of Apple customers are in California, the US is taken as whole.
And why arent Google, MS, Amazon and others being called in front of the Senate?
Seems like none of them had the balls to raise this issue when SJ was alive. Imagine how he would have chewed them up and publicly spat them all over the ground if he had been brought forward. Would have loved to have seen that.
Totally smacks of 'You have money, give me some'
Cook should have just stood up and said "Are we doing something illegal?" Answer : No.
Gather your papers and walk out. Bill them for your wasted time (and tell them you will pay tax on that. HA)
Re: What if
the whole problem with "what if's" is that little word : - IF
it didnt happen, so 'what if' is a mostly pointless exercise.
now, had her actions lost someone an eye, then yep, call the cops, expell etc, but in this case, a simple telling off, or maybe march her home to her parents would have done.
What IF you close the door in the office with a loud bang? call the cops, it might have sounded like a bomb or a gunshot , what IF someone's hand got caught in it, you would have willfully intended to harm that person. The door must now be considered a weapon. Ban all doors.
WHAT IF can be applied to anything you want to make any outcome.
But in this case, there is no IFing, just F'ing idiots.
dont get it
I am stuck right in the middle of IT, and I get asked every week, "how come you are not on WhatsApp" or "why dont you have viber", as though they are stunned that I , of all people, have not moved that way.
My answer: I already have a phone humber that you can reach me on, and I have more text/minutes per month than I can use, have iMessage, and I use skype, so why would i need yet another system thats not integrated?
"It should go without saying that if a system that is *supposed* to provide justice, won't, then people will give up and start taking justice into their own hands. For good or ill."
as to the people who are defending the alleged offenders. sit down for 5 minutes and pretend, and I mean really imagine its reality that your mother/sister/daughter was raped and no-one was prosecuted. Close your eyes and really put yourself in that situation and then let me know you still feel the same. If you do, then i salute you sir, you are a better man than i am.
Re: Missing Windows 8 User
notice Gav didnt say the same to ukgnome......
anyway, this story is nonsense, everyone knows God gave us English when he invented us.
Re: Systems architect here
This article was like reading an autobiography.
I got around this years ago, whenever i am someplace new and get asked what I do, I say I am an Air Traffic Controller. Boom. Conversation stops right there. Except once when one of the guests turned out to be a local based Air hostess and blondely asked where I was based. I carried on and named an airport 70 miles away, but that didnt stop her. I was asked what shifts I was on, how many others were based with me, etc etc. It continued until a few people in the room could not contain the laughter and then ratted me out. Needless to say she wasnt amused and didnt talk to me the rest of the evening... so result there too.
Bloody IT ruined my life !
Re: While we're here
no explanation needed, I get the reference... my issue is that when you use it 100,000 times, article after article, it gets kinda boring.
It would be great to have writers with just a *tiny* bit more creativity in their slags.
it used never be this bad, there was a time, sniff sniff, i miss those days... witty writers, great one liners, titles WITHOUT random words capitalised...
oh holy jesus !!!
just when Anna departs and I start looking forward to some fresh writing , now we have this eejit start using the same old, same old, same old, tired and used-to-death line of "fruity company"
Re: @AC 00:38 (was: Does) @jake
"Re: @AC 00:38 (was: Does) @jake
So? You expecting applause or something?"
Jake, i am applauding you right now. In fact i think i can hear someone next door doing the same thing.
Re: Of course there is always
Bloody Apple !!!
Happy Friday !
Re: MS did not even cover pre-orders in some cases, so they could say "SOLD OUT"
"Kindly go and boil your head."
yet you still used the same format i did, to humorously illustrate a point...?
Re: MS did not even cover pre-orders in some cases, so they could say "SOLD OUT"
"even with your continued one man campaign"
make that 2 man campaign now... I am starting to agree with everything @Eadon says now.
The dog in the street can see all this for what it is.
Re: MS copies Apple's release once a year OS update strategy
@eadon .. exactly what i was thinking. to a "T"
although the "Blue" codename could be a refernece tonthe type of screen you will get even more used to seeing.
Naming Fail !!
missed an opportunity?
maybe the people who wanted to link to you wanted to make contact to possibly do business?
kinda like not answering the phone if its not an existing contact. They might be asking about new business.
"Anna is the office's official Apple fan"
at least ye have a sense of humour!
But on the story, i think they have it all wrong... Apple buyers are the ones who have more money and can afford the elite items
Its the poor bastards who have to buy the iPhone knockoffs like Android that need to get the discount, they are ones who cant afford to buy Apple kit and have to make do with el cheapo alternatives. Bless their souls, they deserve the discount much more...
Re: Is it good or bad?
easy way to get rid of crabs is to rub sugar into your affected regions
it rots their teeth....
I did hear a story once about a local guy who decided the DIY way to remove them was a good old burn-em-out, rubbed in some petrol and .... lets just say a night in A&E and a few days wrapped up so he could get on with writing his Darwin Award runner-up speech
what do you expect from Anna?
publicly hates apple, but cant help but put their name in her story headlines to get more hits.
Whether you love or hate Apple, you cant help but be disgusted by the amateur journalism displayed by her dependance on them for clicks.
Next story Title : BMW sell TONNES more cars than APPLE ! Cupertino just CANNOT win.
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