321 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
recently out with some pals in my cousins bar and messing with SIri (yeah, sad huh). Tried that one and it gave the bar I was in a listing for Escort Agencies. Had to ask my cuz if he had a new line of business going.
Provided a good laugh for all the family when I sent the screenshot on, although most replies i got were asking why I was looking for a hooker in the first place !! lol
It actually listed all local bars and cafe's, so it looks like it classed every public house as a brothel.
Doesnt do it anymore though...
nice try Reg
Mauve !!! , a if we would ever believe that a colour called "Mauve" existed !! ha
Good one !
Re: Yes, there is a lot of hyperbole about Jobs...
have to agree. Someone needs to take Anna aside on this one.
Her opinion is one thing , but this is complete and utter horrific disrespect. No-one deserves to have an article written about them like this, not matter what the small minded views of the author are.
Anna, it appears your only legacy will be known for spite and very bad taste in humour. Definitely not any bit of decency.
Australian government issue a directive to block access to Facebook in Oz.
That'll make Zuck sit up and take note, Bitch !
What if, just what if, they have the wrong man?? he is ruined forever now.
bet if you stuck up a few hate pages on Zuck himself, it would be gone within minutes.
whether you like people queuing or not , or even the media attention, none of it has a direct negative influence on your life, its not a tax or a removal of choices. So by berate them for what they want to do.
Should they be allowed to degrade you for your choices?
live and let live, if they are not affecting you.
The fact that a guy with a megaphone arrives and tries to force his opinion on others is total madness, akin to religious cultism. You, your opinion and values are WRONG, mine are RIGHT.
If he feels that strongly about the issues he raised let him take it up at corporate and govenrment level instead of giving the appearance of a nut-job
no sympathy here
"Business owners in particular were peeved"
Any "business owner" who relies on a free email service should just be laughed at ( and i include gmail, hotmail, etc in that)
and to everyone else... its a FREE service FFS, so what if its offline for a few hours in the year.. No one died. Most of us on these forums are in the tech industry... computer/software/connections break. All the time. Fact of life. nothing is 100%. get over it!
ahh, whats the use, no one listens
Re: Two outcomes possible:
just wondering... and maybe you might be able to give help here, but when has this happened in the past?
For example, did apple claim they invented the mp3 player and ask other to stop? or the phone for that matter.
From where i stand, they only claimed ownership of the 'way' they did it (interface, design etc) and wanted others to not blantantly copy that.
i think most who have ever invented/designed/created understand this, others, not so.
Any chance you could spend some time and money on an idea and when you have it, send me on the draft work so i can make money? How could you say no to that??? ;-)
am i wrong?
Re: Copying is ok when we do it
no, only when there isnt a patent on it already.
if the idea was so good in the first place, let the person who invented it try patent it, if possible. If they dont, then , yeah, copy awayand if you can improve it, all the better. But if they do patent it, then no, dont copy it.
if Pandora have a patent on any of this, then let hope they get the licence fees or protect that patent.
Not too hard to get your head around really.
Re: Back to Front
holy crap , do people still debate this nonsense??
simple test: put normal glass on the front of your phone , like drinking glass glass, or window glass. Drop it. See how easy it break.
Now compare that to how (not-so-) easy the toughened glass on phones breaks. Big difference.
There is not much difference in my part of the world to the % of people who own different types of phones that have broken the screens. If you *hear* of more iphones broken, then just check the propportion of users you know who use X phone. Colletate the data.
And people sue Apple more than others becasue they are the perceived cash-cow at the moment.... this has always been the way since the beginning of time. Target where you are most likely to get the reward.
OR, simply continue wasting the day away making pointless IF, ANDs and BUTS and throw cop on out the window.
I wonder does Bruce have the same attitude to the copyright laws protecting his movies? Is it ok for me to pass it on to people once I have watched it?
Might get a different answer to that
removing java was a brilliant move. I woud say 99% of users we support never need java, so having it there just left a vector of attack. No one I know even knew it was there beforehand or what it was except a few programmers.
I need java for 1 system i use and so, after upgrading to 10.8, i simply installed it again, and am aware of potential issues with it.
why are people so bent out of shape on this? Need it , install it. Simple.
more like the writer missed the point
the analogy with Porsche might have more of a point if Porsche had a clear market share lead in the auto industry and were losing it hand over fist to others, as BB are now doing.
maybe thats why they are being written off by experts? Surely if BBM was such a big asset, the market share would be going up?
Re: water levels
surely we could just build a big pipe to a huge resevoir in the middle of Africa/America/China and store the extra water there?
There, thats the rising ocean levels sorted.
And if theres still too much, we could load it on a rocket and send it to the moon.
i'm 6 and a half and this is all my own work.
oh and IMHO, you need about 300 years of data to accurately predict what a planet might do in its natural cycles...
agree with everything you said except the first, middle and last bit, they were nonsense
the computer said leave it near steam, so the girls decided to take the laptop to the shower, AND have a shower themselves at the same time, AND position the laptop camera to point straight at them?
Re: It is just iChat really
even if you dont have an iphone or ipad, what wrong with using iMessage to communicate with all the people you know who DO have one??
and can you not set your status in iMessage or simply ignore the cal if you dont want to be interrupted? no one knows if you are sitting at the desk.
Re: "it’s hard to argue that it’s still the best."
You know, you can compare a $2 bottle of wine to a $40 bottle and argue that they are both liquid, both in glass, both contain alcohol, so why waste the money? other people just look and think "uncultured cheapskate"
i'll bet you are NOT the guy who tell their mates to buy in Aldi, drive a skoda, get everything in the bargain basement, but yet, you will berate others for choosing quality in a computer.
Re: Climate BOLLOX
"NOT ONE PAPER has been published in a peer-reviewed journal that states that AGCC is not taking place."
Not one paper has been published in a peer-reviewed journal that states that the under-pants gnomes are not stealing all our underpants at night
So we must believe that it is happening.
i have been saying this for years. Climate change is utter crap. Its the Planet being; (shock) A PLANET
Read This: http://climateaudit.org/2005/11/18/archaeological-finds-in-retreating-swiss-glacier/
So there was no glacier there thousands of years ago. Now that its melting, the nutjobs say that its because of global warming, conveniently ignoring that it wasnt there to begin with, then it came and now its gone again. See the pattern? A "CYCLE"
Climate Change should be classed as a nutjob Religious Cult at this stage. Belief based on no facts and make up / change history to suit what propaganda you want to push, but ignore logic...
what a load of absolute crap.
i'll ge this one lads, ye paid for the last one...
did i read/understand this wrong?
"will test remote authentication techniques allowing networks who don't even have networks to offer network connectivity."
So the network who doesnt have a network will offer a network connection? How does that work?
Re: small point...
" Nobody said "Foxconn rebrander" "
yep, fully aware of that, which is why I said that Ms Leach loves the term. and the ref to Foxconn being the iPad maker in this article taking it a step further. too advanced for you?
no, dont have to read it, you are right, just like you didnt need to read my comment or reply to it. Gun to your head?
"iPhone and iPad maker Foxconn"
i know Ms Leach loves the rebranding thing, but isnt that taking it a bit too far??
Foxconn provide a supplier chain service to loads of companies, but this Bridy New Site doesnt ever refer to any Sony/Dell/Huawei/NokiaSamsung/etc gear as being from the "maker Foxconn"
Seriously guys, the humour in this has been beaten to death, the living shit kicked out of it. Are there any writer left in Reg Land with more of a bird brain that your logo to come up with new lines? One a year will do.
Re: No answer for 1m Android activations every day then..
how many of those activations are actually a reinstall of the OS and not a new user?
we'll never know.
anyway, techies still dont get it. turnover = vanity, profit = sanity. Market share doesnt actaully really matter if you are making most of the money
well this is progress at least.. the negative comments from the last articles must have struck a chord with Anna. One entire article without saying anything about "fruity firm" or foxconn.
This Birdy News Site might actually have someone in charge with enough sense to order copy and paste hacks to make more of an effort. Although she couldnt just write a normal piece without trying to pop in some little dig. Bitter much Anna?
Happen to agree though, tablets in 2003 would have failed. its well known Apple started dev of the tablet before 2003 and then decided that it wasnt where things were at and switched to the phone. Clever move instead of trying to ram a crap device down consumers throats. (queue the quips about all the other apple products... :-) )
But i suppose Anna's point is that he was proven sooooo wrong 7 years later. lol. Take that Steve. You fail!
I thought Ireland was bad for begrudgery!! this is getting commical.
Re: Situation normal
Yes, this Birdy News Site manages to sagnate a bit more every day.
How long before Anna gets her pink slip? Any chance of you "flopping", Anna, and doing an about turn on writing the same stuff every day. Stale. Stale. Stale.
Dont need to admit you are wrong, just do it differently and we will take that as an admission from you.
I am sure you can admit you are wrong.. havent seen it, but what do we know?
Re: Not impressed
Can one article on e-cars PLEASE tell me how much it costs to charge this thing?
I have yet to read one article what doesnt conveniently leave this out. Leccy is not Free.
Quoting MPG based on petrol is all well and good, but if you tell me that charging everynight adds £200 to my electricity bill each month, then the whole thing kinda goes up in smoke. (as the batteries most likely will after the first tip you have in the car!! )
This, the company pledged, "significantly advances the cloud computing experience widely considered the next major internet trend".
Re: As reported yesterday by other sites...
Been following this Birdy News Site's history with Apple for many years now, so no need to read up.
Its just that Reg were once able to come up with witty one-liners (and not just for Apple) that made me laugh too.
But now, the lines are just the same day in day out. Foxconn rebrander made me laugh to, until i read it for the 1000th time. And the irony is that in that time, Reg Reporting has gone into the drink so that they are really just themselves a rebrander of news from other sites.
I used to like the Reg for their ability to add humour and provide a satirical opinion on tech/corporate affairs, but now it like watching a stand-up comic use the same act for 30 years. You can predict it, heck you could standup and do it.
This Birdy News site is losing its edge.
Re: As reported yesterday by other sites...
Dear C. (too cowardly to use your name??)
I think he meant this Birdy News Site not bothering to fill web space with essentially copy and paste material and just provide the link to the original article.
And please, the constant referring to someone as a re-brander.... for gods sake get a new joke. Really. its old. We get it (although i never really understood it as most companies have to have suppliers. Its not like Foxconn designed the product or suppled the OS. )
Re: And your point is???
yep, looks like Mr Asay has already put a bit of his cash into Facebook shares and is desperately trying to convince people that 'its all ok' , hoping the share price doesnt nose dive.
my advice, dump them early.
Facebook, JC penny etc are all copping on to the fact that FB is a Social area, not a sales or reasearch area.
And tv works, because when the ads come on you cannot still see the program on any other part of the screen. On websites, you can ignore the advert becuase what you are reading is still there, so you dont have to switch your attention.
Oh, and to your question of how would GM know if the campaign worked, thats kind of the whole point of analysing a campaign. As in "We spent X here and sales and interest went up y%, but we spent Z here and sales/interest didnt budge" . If GM cant tell you that, No-One can. Centainly not you or FB. Maybe thats too much to understand for this Birdy News Site?
have to agree about the "X possible now steve is dead" comments.
Seems to be a flavour of the month statement from this Birdy News Site.
At least they have calmed down on the one CAPITAL word in the headline to make an article appear more gripping when its probably dull.
and this fanboi is definitely *not* frothing about bigger phone screens or smaller tablet screens. I like to be able to pocket my phone and use my tablet.
Re: This will be interesting
" Im thinking more like $500 for a 32" 1080 set with AirPlay and Siri for recommendations, recording, notifications etc."
Yeah, and i am think $2000 for a new AMG Merc.
Re: Accounting can be very creative
i dont see how money can be brought into this at all.
Whether they made money off it or not is not the issue, its that fact they used something without a licence.
So, if I am accused of stealing a DVD, I can show my taxi fare receipt into town and the meal i had and say, overall the excursion cost me money, and get off with it?
** for our younger readers, "DVD's" were physical, large, shiny discs that films and software came on in the past **
fruity frim, foxconn rebrander etc.... Reg, that become old now... get a new line. Same as when everyone started taking the piss on AppleInsider comments because every article they wrote included the line "as first reported last XX by us"
Mabybe we will start calling Reg as the Nominet or RackSpace Rebrander, seeing as they are suppliers, or the overdrawn firm ?
as for the article :
"now that Macs were under attack from bot armies like the Flashback Trojan"
What other bot armies "like" flashback? are there? answers greater than 1 only and preferably showing a significant threat.
So effectively he things that BSD is comparable MS XP? Good to know.
I happen to agree that Apple need to up the game slightly, but his comments are waayyyyy out there.
so bad this one is BRILLIANT
a must watch when you are pissed
Re: Sounds shitty
They might as well burn the R&D and production money instead of wasting it to bring this to market.
They really have missed the whole "knowledge of your market". Game sharing only ADDS to sales. I have often gotten a game from a friend to try and liked it so bought it when he took it back. Without that loan, i wouldnt have tried it, hence wanted it.
Bloody Apple and their walled garden!!!! :-)
being pedantic i know
but there is no iPad 3. its just the iPad now, same its just the iMac not iMac 17 , or AppleTV or Mac Pro.
Good move I think
As regards the story, if i was this wrong so often in work I would be booted out, how come these guys get paid for saying stupid stuff and then changing their minds when it turns out to be wrong and then get paid for a new report saying something else wrong. Mind blowing
How utterly crap and tacky does that stuff look. Impressive to a 5 year old or a boy racer with the usual style and taste that make a 5 year old blush.
"with a bit of Batmobile tossed in" The batmobile would never allow itself to be desecrated like that.
( i am standing firm here that the Joel Schumacher films never existed. )
if i saw a car with the animated lights i would deliberatly ram the car. see how much that costs to fix! ha
Re: Re: Re: Looks more like Apple locking people into the app store to me
I have to admit a bit of tongue in cheek with that part of my post. Just highlighting how completely ridiculous people get with their arguements for/against certain things.
I happen to like the 'walled garden' idea on my phone. I have yet to think of an App that i couldnt find in the App Store that i 'really' need and i consider myself a power user.
I am happy that i am quite safe though.
Its all fine getting a virus on your computer and it spewing out spam. Cost = zero (and yes i know,it can be more if it gets access to password etc, but for this example i am just identifying one issue)
But on my phone, if i get something that , the texts/calls to premium can cost me.
So a phone should be more guarded.
and anyone who hates the walled garden, then answer is simple... just find a different phone, no big deal :)
Re: Looks more like Apple locking people into the app store to me
what a nonsense article.
There is NOTHING here to lock you down, just a select box to allow the user to pick a setting. BIG NEWS!!
OS X will never be locked down like iOS.
And if you want to talk about locked down, how come no-one ever said windows was locked down because it only allows me install windows apps. I want it to run my mac & *nix apps and it wont. Bloody M$ and their walled garden ! what a load of Crap.
interesting that the companies who say this is bad are the ones who stand to lose financially.
stop talking crap guys. Its only a setting that can be easily changed. I know I would set it to App store only on my kids / idiot families Macs so I have one level of worry less with them.
"The guy behind me stopped, and the bees all made for his headlights,"
did you think to test all the bees in that hive for the parasite? they might have all been infected but you didn't know...
just saying.... ;-)
" started to glow red"
it would have to be _*VERY*_ hot for that to happen and at that temperature, it would not look like the photo.
i'm sure there was a flaw in this device, but lets keep the report in the realms of normality.
glass hoses - stones
much like the flaws in your typing/grammar. If you point at others failings, you have to be on a very high perch....
"smartphone manufacturers could relinquish control of the operating system software updates. This process has already been implemented with the Apple iPhone"
Apple have relinquished control of their updates? really? really??
Am i reading that part wrong?
in case any of ye havent cottoned on to the common item here, its NOT the GPS that sucks the power, its when you have the SCREEN on permanently.
Thats why runkeeper etc doesnt suck battery.
No matter what you are doing, if you have screen on all the time, your battery will drop like a stone.
Reduce the brightness can have an amazing effect on battery life.
dont be evil
Just get the world + dog to use your free service and then start charging them.
how long before they do this to other 'free' services?
not so "cool" , are they now?
BTW, i dont disagree to the charge, just think this is going to change how people view them
if all malware is known to have included code to not run in a VM (windows & mac) then surely it must be possible to put something in place to make it *look* like you are running a VM , even if you are not, and then malware wont run? Is that over-simplifying it?
Eg: malware checks for a plist or a registry setting and wont run if its there. Then just put it there even though it does nothing.
would that work? should i patent that?
why would anyone want to try copy windows?
anyway, you cant sue people who copy ideas that you copied/stole anyway.
and are you saying that MS *never* sued anyone?
Yah, sure they did it the perfect way, thats why the EU and US have had them in court many times for their trading practices.
you forgot the 'joke alert icon'
modern day word for that is "Blogger" ... get with it !!!
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