Re: Could be worse
This guy is on the side of the pensioners, you know. That's because he'll be one when his party is next in office.
1047 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
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.
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.
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.
For real? Well I never. And then they are surprised when this keeps happening all the time?
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?
You just know Microsoft *has* to be somewhere in the mix.
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.
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".
It's some kind of website, right? Where people buy things?
You're reporting it wrong.
Did I miss something?
@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.
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.
"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.
"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?
But its users know it sure is prettier than the others. And has the WiFis and the bigger GeeBees.
So there's no real problem at all.
Why no-one mentions Life mobile. It wasn't enough for Phones4U to pointlessly stick themselves in between the customer and the carrier, they had to greedily become a carrier themselves as well. Backed by EE, I see - the last of the biggies to give them the elbow.
Am I alone in seeing this as the only possible outcome?
Sounds like a burning platform - next thing you know, Elop will be trojaned in to vaporize it.
It's a long running pain point with me here - I want to, but still, and this is seriously in all honesty, haven't seen one in the wild yet. Which is kind of the whole point of my comment at the top of this thread, which seemed to cause a huge whoosh-over-the-head for too many, ahem, "readers".
Well, at least it sounds like Microsoft are getting closer to launching a smartphone. They are a bit late now though, the market is basically a 2 horse race and one of those has only got 3 legs. I still can't wait to see one. If they advertise it right, it could do ok, but they'd do well to avoid using the word "Windows" or "Microsoft" in whatever they call it due to the terrible negativity the public has with those terms. Just choose a new word entirely, and make sure there's no obvious joke people can make about it - like it sounding Loonier, for example. And for Gods sake use Android - it's clearly the first choice of the masses, so all this reinventing the wheel for it to only turn out all unusable squares would be just plain stupid.
Can we have it back now please?
It's Nokia 2.0 - buy then sack. Except this time its users making an exit.
Lack of competition? A stroll down any high street says otherwise - you can't move for O2/Orange/EE/Voda pop up shops. So why on earth is this news of them cutting out a pointless middleman a surprise again?
Anyway, surely this too means the death of the wretched carphonewhorehouse which can be no bad thing at all.
Microsoft have a mobile OS? Well I never. You'd have thought they'd advertise it, or something.
It's really popular in schools - look to the Raspberry Pi for that.
Well, it used to be before this announcement.
Switzerland is in trouble.
He means of course, once Apple release the "device for communicating to the user the chronological point in a 24 hour period worn on the wrist" they have "invented", aka patent "1-800-MEETOOWRISTWATCH-CATCHUP", granted 01-Sep-2014, their lawyers will naturally be suing anyone who copied this stunning innovation before them, since as usual they have the best judges money can buy.
And what they have in mind for those with the affront to use round corners on their cheap imitations just doesn't bear thinking about.
@Nigel yes, and since they are using software we should ... ahh, your way ahead of me :-)
And since people working on a computer are usually in an office, "Google for Office" would work well too - even perhaps differentiating the versions by the year resulting in "Google for Office 2015", etc.