1013 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
That's the real issue. No-one is going to use the new extensions - web users won't recognize them as addresses and they are all stupid money anyway. Since all the decent .com domains were bough up 15 years ago, and even the vowel-dropping variants 10 years ago, unless you really want xsqgglyfy.com or whatever, the only real business is waiting up to a year for renewal time and seeing how much you'd save transferring over.
its time for every other registrar on the planet to invest in new underwear.
Re: How did they make this so complicated?
I'd like to know if it's compatible with WinRT :-)
Re: Support is impossible
@Jim 59 And so it begins.
Apple invented the smartphone.
Microsoft invented the computer.
Google invented the internet.
And we all lived happily ever after in whatever la la land we're told to.
Re: Support is impossible
You still talking about Win 8? If they are prepared to ditch everything they know, your reasoning applies to any of the modern Linux distros.
Re: Support is impossible
@Dave steady on now. Even his colleagues from the Church group etc are all on Win 7. Should they ditch theirs too? You know how long it takes for them to get used to it?
Re: Support is impossible
Agreed, unless the person requesting support had spent a lifetime helping you. By telling them to avoid Win 8, I am helping him - its just the nasty way ms have stacked things up so those who don't know about the emperors new clothes tell him otherwise.
Support is impossible
Not from ms, but from us poor IT admins for friends and family. I had someone this Christmas asking what laptop to buy from PC World - a good family friend in his 70's. I told him to try to get a Win 7 one so that I could help him set it up when he got home and with the occasional err, "hiccup" he will inevitably encounter. So he tried this and at the store was insistent he didn't want the hated Win 8 on, and was told straight it wasn't possible. In the end he was totally bamboozled into getting one with excellent hardware, ruined by Win 8 - something even Vista would have been an improvement over. So what the fuck do I do when he asks me for help? What do I advise others to do who ask the same question?
Lower would be to have branded this as a Microsoft or Windows phone. Someone there isn't that stupid - Joe public at this end takes one look at these and knows nothing about how Nokia was raped and murdered by them, so just sees this years new Nokia phone.
Microsoft will be pleased
At all the Android extortion fees this Chinese company must be paying them.
You're GigaByting it wrong
Lets start 2015 off the same way it's always been, eh suckers?
Curious - why no Linked In share icon?
I'm sure you've discussed this internally and the outcome is "no", but since I'm involved in making the same decision for various sites I'd be really interested in your reasoning.
"Affects IE8 + IE9 users only"
So if quality browsers are unaffected what's the problem? You also gonna sort out that scrolling glitch on Netscape 1, and how about the lack of images in Lynx?
We even paid for the fucking iPad he did it on
We pay for his time, we pay for his second house ... did we even pay for the app itself? Some enterprising journo should look into his expenses, if we did that would be an even bigger pisstake than this at first appears.
It's enough to drive you Round the Corner.
Aussie judge: "Think you can buy the law here like you do in Texas? Think different."
Bacause Microsoft wants apps for a mobile platform with more users than can fit in a phonebox.
No road drills?
Gosh, seeing that name brought back some memories. In my student days I remember my total inability to distinguish one of their tracks from a bunch of navvies in the street digging up the road again. I recall the rather unusual instrument used on another being a steel bridge being whacked with a large hammer, and it wasn't even in time, thus depriving anyone of the tiniest redeeming benefit of tapping your foot to it.
I wonder if it will settle the decades-old Blade Runner riddle - is Deckard a replicant?
Like most real-world companies, just ignore windows mobile seeing as it has no users.
People really run windows as a *server*?
For real? Well I never. And then they are surprised when this keeps happening all the time?
It's clearly a burning platform extinguisher
Combined with an asshole detector, which causes any it encounters to leap from it into the fires of hell.
Hows that fucking burning platform you jumped onto doing?
When crap hardware meets crap software
You just know Microsoft *has* to be somewhere in the mix.
Re: Be nice to shop workers
This "mentally unstable" condition - is it brought on by too much Thinking Different? Like wanting a phone which keeps its shape under normal use, to throw in a recent example.
You're erecting it wrong
Can I have one of the new ones which automatically adjusts itself to the shape of your pocket, unlike its competitors which remain boringly stiff and unchanged no matter how rigorously you subject them to normal use?
"It would have been interesting to see how the internet had developed had Microsoft been quicker off the mark."
Let's reflect on how Mr Cook has handled the great legacy passed onto him then, shall we? First we had the Apple Maps fiasco, then the Apple apologizing fiasco, quickly followed by the Apple apologizing wrong fiasco, then the Apple U2 fiasco, the Apple iOS update fiasco to be finally topped off by the Apple bendy iPhone fiasco. And it's not over yet - is there an Apple bluetooth fiasco on the way?
Still, you can see why such a premier experience commands such a premier price, and as your typical fanboi would still say after all that: "But its prettier - and mine has the bigger gee bees".
This "Facebook" you speak of
It's some kind of website, right? Where people buy things?
Re: Streisand effect
You're reporting it wrong.
Did I miss something?
Re: Blogger Fraud, even? @Bob
@thames Thanks for that link - wow, it bends much easier than I'd realised.
I love the way Apples denial machine is going overboard, such as this "only 9 complaints so far" malarkey. The more they do it, the stupider they look when a month or two down the line they have to issue the inevitable recall, as the cumulative effect of normal daily use hits home. Or some crappy support frame for it, the same way bumpers were issued when, dammit, those darn stupid users just kept on holding it wrong.
Re: Blogger Fraud, even?
Aye, that'll be it.
And you know this iOS8 "bricker" update? It was fine when it left Apple towers - the damn networks corrupted the bits as it flew over to the handsets.
Re: Name not important
"I truly regret that MS don't have a real competitor in this market because I would have bet my house on their competitor gaining huge ground after these recent fiascos."
3-5 years? One word - Android.
Obvious question for anyone outside the US
"Based on our analysis, we believe that a combination of Yahoo and AOL could offer synergies of up to $1 billion by significantly reducing the cost overlaps in their Display advertising businesses as well as synergies in corporate overhead," the letter reads.
Did anyone outside the US even know they had an advertising business like Googles? Ever since I found out, and tried to apply years ago, I was told it was US only. AdSense has had no such qualms. Now colour me naive, but isn't there a remarkable pattern between the time Yahoo has enforced this artificial restriction (i.e. for ever) and the stellar Ad profits Google has enjoyed, contributing to 98% of its revenue?
Perhaps he's bent?