142 posts • joined Thursday 24th November 2011 13:10 GMT
Re: Yeah, but ...
"for Web... they are excellent"
What are you talking about? A device where you can't block ads, is excellent for web browsing? That's not web browsing, that's subjecting yourself to mind fucking. But you could say it's excellent for the latter.
Whatever. Glossy screen, lcd. No, thanks, I keep my eink for books.
" People get the 7" BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER! "
BS. People get the 7" because it's portable and easier to hold than the 10". The 7" fits in my coat or back pocket. It's also not an ergonomic design disaster like the 10" (especially 10" with metal case that has edges to create cut marks), so my wrist doesn't feel like it's going to break after 10 minutes of use.
Why not invent something? Oh, wait, you only copy shit. Whatever. Then copy shit.
Your phones are years behind Samsung, you crappy wall of icons OS is years behind Android, so I can see how it would be obvious when you return to what you do best, copying.
Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!
"GIMP cant even compare with the 80's Photoshop."
You speak the truth and get downvoted. I'll jump in here to ease your downvote count:
The GIMP sucks. It's more than a decade behind Photoshop. It's not even comparable to Photoshop, you could probably say that it's a good replacement for MS Paint. Except its UI sucks even more.
Bring on those downvotes.
Re: Be careful for what you ask for, you might get it!
WTF are you talking about?
"the NRA will pass a law"
The NRA is not a branch of government, so it cannot pass a law.
"a 5 year old boy does not need to ask his parents for a Kinder rifle"
And where will he get the ammunition?
Re: not ready for any work
They were not meant to be for work. They are web browsing, fecesbook status updating, bird shooting, media consumption money vacuums.
What did they expect?
What did they expect when they purchased fashion toys instead of laptops? Might as well have given out a bunch of Nintendo 3DS, those would've been awesome for those 3d presentations.
Don't South Koreans have more important things to be worried about? Like how about that bubbling shit bucket just north of them?
"I don't understand why people complain about the Amazon lens so much."
Maybe, because, let me see, perhaps there are still people who use their computer for work or at least something constructive, other than updating their fecesbook profile, twatting, or buying crappy stuff that they don't need.
Re: Been using this
"quicker than Win7 on my Thinkpad T400"
"Also finding the interface less fiddly than Cinnamon."
How about changing the color scheme?
The Ubuntu color scheme with the oranges, browns and purples just makes my stomach turn. In fact it kinda looks like vomit after a long night out. It's pretty much _the_ worst designer job, ever. And even after changing controls, themes, colors, you'll eventually find some orange highlighting somewhere.
Who cares about privacy, when the freaking thing is so ugly it can't be looked at?
Paris, matching the taste level.
The biggest achievement of Steve Jobs was the major dent he put in flash. Flash needs to go away. Sooner, the better.
"Profit usually works."
Not working for AAPL right now.
Re: quality control?
My thoughts exactly. If Apple didn't keep an eye on the production and truly let 8 million rejects made, they deserve to eat most of the cost.
Why the negativity?
Can't we just look at this from a positive angle? Why not use this headline:
"Large Asian corporate buyer purchases batch of 8 million iPhones."
Throw some iPads in there and fingers crossed that would even prop up the AAPL stock a bit so I could dump it.
"It's much more likely that jQuery 2 adoption will suffer due to the lack of support."
It could be worse though. Like the botch up that python2 -> python3 was (is). From the news:
"Python 3.0 final was released on December 3rd, 2008."
That was over _FOUR_ years ago. And most of the important software packages I use still only work with python2.
I'm working on a small HTML5 mobile site. It's awful. HTML5 is a disaster as well as browser support. So yes, you do need all the help you can get.
Bug-atar, if you worked with HTML5, you know why.
Re: "Android" or "Linux + Toolchain"?
"I thought linux + toolchain was all that was needed"
No. What's needed is supports of binary drivers. And since the linux kernel doesn't do that, Android is the name.
"Why do they need apps at all? Wouldn't supporting HTML5 be a better and safer bet?"
You must be saying this because you have never developed HTML5. It's a complete utter mess. You have to support a multitude of browsers, mobile phones, with all different flavors.
It's much cheaper to make an ios and android app.
BTW, fecesbook went the html way. It was a complete disaster.
Re: Corporate Speak From Hell
"Yahoo, they're one of the few links to the past who seem to be less evil somehow"
Yeah, that's a nice dream.
They are just as evil as all the others. You just don't know about it, because nobody cares about yahoo anymore, so it's not worth reporting.
They should just shut down. Not many would notice.
Mr Nerd, you need help.
What you are doing is kinda.... creepy. Not normal, for sure. In fact probably even illegal. You need help.
Re: "Freakishly Something". Dunno About Awesome Though...
"Then again, (most versions of) MS Office runs perfectly well under Wine."
So you are suggesting to install linux, then wine, use a windows license, and run ms office in it? You already purchased the windows and office license, why would you add two extra layers on top of it? Paris can't see the point.
Re: And yet, and yet ...
"I've been doing so since 2008 or thereabouts. My business is photography with many associated design activities..."
Bullshit. You are either one of those leach "photographers" who take crappy headshots of my kids at school than (attempt to) charge and arm and a leg, in which case you are not in the business of photography, just a scam artist. Or you are lying.
No way you are running a photography/design business without Adobe products. Yeah, I know there is gimp, but it's not even close to being in the same league.
Re: Netbooks are dead
Unfortunately your claim cannot be backed up by AAPL's quarterly reports nor their stock price. The day your purple bubble bursts, you'll be surprised. Paris, because she'll be there to comfort you.
Re: Simple Explanation - MS MURDERED THE NETBOOK
Bullshit. MS saved the netbooks for as long as they lived. What killed linux on the netbooks was the shitty power management, crappy driver and buggy software. Netbooks in fact didn't take off before Windows was available for them.
There is no alternative to Windows and OSX on laptops even today. Linux on laptop sucks. Even on standard hardware like the macbook.
The only way linux works on mobile devices is by forking to get device drivers to work, like android, kindle etc.
Disclaimer: five computers in my household run linux, only two (the laptops) run windows. I use linux in a vm on my laptop, which is the only way it works. There are also three android devices, two kindles, my tv and dvr all run linux.
Netbooks projected to become EXTINCT by 2015?
What are you talking about? We simply removed the keyboards, crippled the operating system, crippled programs, renamed them to apps, and got the tablet. Now they look cool, can do even less, but they do live on!
Which one is it, reg?
There's been several articles on the reg recently about how idevices are totally overtaking the market, now you're saying that idevice sales are down (which we've known since september, when the aapl stock started crashing).
So now which one is it?
Re: Statcounter tells us something else
Statcounter also tells you that from January to February, Android lost some 25% market share in China.
Paris, still a virgin.
Re: Pont of view
"1: iOS's share rose last quarter
2: Adroid's share fell last quarter"
And you really believe that? After the beating AAPL took for slowing iDevice sales? And GOOG going through the roof?
Paris, obviously, because she's a virgin.
Re: Don't blame Apple for the price drop
The reason the stock price is dropping is not because aapl is not making money hand over fist. It's because there's no more innovation*. In the meantime, others have not only caught up, but left aapl in the dust.
Aapl needs a new wildly successful product to sustain its stock price. They can't keep growing on small upgrades to the iDevices.
So aapl is largely to blame.
*aka taking other people's inventions, tweaking them and slapping a designer case around
wake me up
when every application gets it's own menu bar.
I've been scammed as a seller. Sold an item for $200 (it was worth a lot more), buyer sends me a message that it's not as described (not true). I give him my phone number, never calls me, keeps sending nasty messages. I tell him to send it back. He doesn't want to. He contacts ebay, who investigate. They put a lock on my money on paypal. They tell the buyer to send the item back. He refuses. No way to contact anyone live at ebay. Took two months to release my money.
They probably blew a lot more money on getting the right people in office.
Re: Alternative option...
I have Win8 on my new laptop, use all desktop programs, and it works great. In fact it seems faster than Win7, and looks nicer and cleaner.
In fact I don't mind the removal of the start menu. Gives me more space on the taskbar. And you can use the full screen start menu the same way as the old one: hit the windows key, type the name of the program, hit enter.
the screwing began much before this
"Contrary to the opinions presented in this thread, we didn’t do this to screw the customer. "
No, probably not with the adapter. You screwed the consumer when you made the lightning connector (or whatever hipster name you came up for it). It's a crappy connector (to hard to remove because it's way too tight and the part you hold is too small). It's not compatible with accessories (I know, there's an adapter for that, too, but how do all these adapters jive with the magical design philosophy?).
But the real screwing is that there's a perfectly awesome, widely used connector out there: the micro usb. I have dozens of those cables and chargers around, because all my devices use it. Some firm who never innovates, just copies (sam sung what?), even shoots HDMI over it.
Paris, because she loves what you did to her.
Uhmmm... so when they break you buy a new one?
Actually this is Apple's game: look at the aluminum body laptops and ipads. The worst material to make a mobile device out of that will be handled and moved a lot. They scratch so easy, people sell them and buy new ones faster than replacing their undies, in fear of scratching the damn thing and losing resale value.
Data cap anyone?
Yeah, right. Except for those data caps. Which are not getting better, but worse. Verizon used to have unlimited data (I still have it), but it's not available anymore for new contracts.
Slowly closing the gap with Microsoft Office?
Maybe the gap with Office about 10 years ago.
What's next, the gimp closing the gap with Photoshop?
Of course, LibreOffice and the gimp might be ok for the casual user. But for real work, not even close.
Facebook users are losers. Losers don't quit losing. They might take a break, but get right back to it.
Re: Follow the money?
"which are currently untraceable"
You don't seriously believe what you are saying, right?
You are either young and silly, or you wrote this piece of malware and are wishful thinking. Or both.
but look at the bright side
at+t and verizon will double the iphone advertising because users will use more mobile data when they can't connect to wifi (and get charged for it).
with all that advertising and new iphone sales, maybe even apple's stock price moves out of the shitter.
Re: Tablet bubble.
"Working habits haven't changed. People still work in cubicles."
Yes they have. Workers might still be in cubicle, but instead of working they are updating their facebook profile.
"Kids still do their homework sat at a table."
Ummm... wrong again. Kids are not sat at the table because their parents are too busy playing angry birds on their tablets on the couch. The only reason a kids would sit at a table is to play angry birds on their tablets because there's no more space on the couch.
"Teachers invariably still stand at the front of a classroom projecting onto a board while the kids look on."
Well, ok, you might have a point there. But this point is nullified by the above.
"The iPad mini is being sold at a lower margin than (e.g.) the iPad,"
Just keep telling yourself that until you believe it. However you could do the math yourself: an iPad mini costs $300, a similar specced non-Apple tablet is half of that. So even if we assume that the non-Apple tablet is sold at cost (which you should also keep telling yourself), then Apple still has 50% margin. But of course the margin is higher than that.
Re: What's the point
"The point is that JS is a real dog of a language. "
So is Dart at this point. Just try it. Or if you don't have time for that, just Google "dart non nullable objects" and enjoy the cursing on Google Groups.
Re: All your web are belong to us
"By borrowing from C++ and Java, the idea is Dart is familiar yet even easier and quicker to code in, and should generate fewer bugs – called side effects."
Don't forget about the non nullable objects in Dart. A complete disaster. Just for that, Dart is DOA.
Steve Ballmer! Welcome to the register. But next time, just use your real name, we know who you are ;)
The weatherman can't predict weather 24 hours out. The astronomers can't predict an asteroid's path 24 years out. So what the hell are all those supercomputers doing? Crunching numbers to game the stock market? Designing the next generation grow lights?
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