1327 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
It's an old joke, but quite relevant.
"Now we've established what you are, let's talk more about that price."
Don't be evil
As if anyone had any doubt who Google had in mind when it took on that slogan.
British politics in a nutshell
Taxpayers only get to choose the method their cash is swiped, not the amount. Your choices:
The Party of Corruption: Tories - in it for themselves and chums
The Party of Incompetence: Labour - even if they mean well, they'll screw it up
The Party of the Clueless: LibDems - Policies change with the wind and even when in power none get implemented
Some combination of those plus a token minnow will get power. You can try to change things by choosing the minnow, but the system is rigged so even if elected in a coalition, the bigger party will behave as if they are the sole ones in power. Just look to the current lot being the best example, and see what policies in the LibDems similar waste of paper before the last election were implemented.
It's been that way from the start and ain't gonna change any time soon.
Re: ...And yet:
Re: I don't want.
Do you want microsofts mighty ad machine ramming all that down your throat?
Re: GUI madness
I hear interesting things about Nokia - they have a great Android tablet out (it has "apps" too), are breaking amazing ground with 5G and, as we hear today, are considering buying Alcatel-Lucent to make them rival Ericsson in the network provision space.
I'm betting the conversations between them and microsoft when the beast wants to pollute the airwaves with its quaint little toys, such as this one, on this tech will be fascinating.
How much extortion tax is due?
These are all Android handsets, so the beast from Redmond wants a bite to keep its only relevant contribution to mobile alive. Yet this is a Chinese company, where patents and copyright are all as la-la as common sense is to a Texan attorney.
May we live in interesting times!
"The scheme could backfire."
Never has a Reg icon been more appropriate than the one assigned to this post.
How to make spartan users happy
Stick a great big button on the toolbar to "Download Chrome".
It's all anyone uses IE for these days anyway - and isn't the new, cuddly ms all about giving users what they want?
Not really - the first few sites which fail with spartan will just drive users back to Chrome, and make them wonder why they bothered in the first place.
More microsoft thinking: Censorship fixes everything in the end.
Microsoft has a new browser? One word: torsoraphy.
Google it. Or Bing it, same thing.
Mind you, all this curved edge malarkey give us a fascinating glimpse of the 2018 iPhone.
I did exactly the same too!
But back to this tablet firmware update. It seems Microsoft are all lovey-dovey these days in their desperation to get others to run their software, so does this tablet hardware support a proper firmware upgrade, i.e. to Android, and more to the point are they as lovey-dovey when it's done this way round?
If the piss touched a live wire and they got fried
Your taxes would be similarly lavishing up their lifestyles handsomely. And their lawyers.
Re: So, I need to drink 100 pints to save a pound?
You know where you are with Gideon Osborne, because Gideon is a straight talking man of the people everyone can relate to - and all the hard working blokes down the pub know Gideon is one of them, with nothing to hide.
Re: Yet to see
Yes, when driving. The car stereo itself is paired via a bluetooth mike built into the dash, and the audio routed to the speakers. It never misses a beat. Very impressive and natural. With the handset docked it's also permanently being charged. Granted, your'e asking about regular use in public, which I'll admit I ain't done either, but the setup I described is Star Trek cool indeed.
As usual, with Apple you pay more and get less
Tut tut tut.
Alas cousin Bubba darn well done n drowned himself in a barrel o moonshine a few summers back.
Pronounced "Micro sod it"?
Sigh. No-one can get the cloud right.
Yet we're all being pushed inexorably towards it.
So quality browsers are ok - it's just IE that's affected?
Re: El Reg Exclusive!
When I see one of these mythical "Windows Phones" in the wild I'll be sure to check it out. Trouble is, at just over 2% market share that means I'd have to stare at almost 50 smartphone users before catching sight of one.
You can tell how irrelevant it is by looking at anyone advertising an app - from the sofa pushers on telly during the soap opera breaks to the supermarkets - they invariably just have the Android and iOS logos by the "get our app" tagline.
Re: Yes, Lucipher is driving a snowplough down my street
Leopards can't change their spots. Even when their rapidly evaporating own comedy efforts have gone, their Android patent extortion will go down in history as the only meaningful contribution they've ever made to the mobile industry.
Re: Excellent pricing
@Mark 85 Steady on now...
Facebook is the worlds people directory.
Linked In is the worlds business directory.
Google+ is for everyone else.
Re: Microsoft bribery scandal in Romania -> no Microsoft licenses anymore in the public sector
Tut tut tutitty tut.
Re: How is this github's problem?
Exactly. Get Vint Cerf in whilst you're at it - if it wasn't for him, none of this would have happened.
Memo to Uber: The horse bolted because you left the door open.
Re: The biggest problem with Android in the business...
Oh for the good old days of J2ME.
Re: So there won't be a Lord Straw then?
Others sat out the war safe and sound in jail in Blighty, whilst their fellow nationals risked their lives for them.
So there won't be a Lord Straw then?
What a shame. Such a nice guy.
Mind you, his father was a coward, his son a drug pusher and his brother a sex offender. Now his fiddle during the great corruption exposure is all forgotton, it's time he was left alone - after all, what harm has he done to anybody?
Linked In: "Where resumes go to die"
A high profile Google employee said that to me at a conf last year - off the record in a bar - but I thought it fascinating to see what these big data companies thought of each others antics. I somehow managed to resist any smart ass quips about it dodging the tumbleweeds of Google+ on its way there.
Google just ditched GTalk too
Hey you never know, perhaps Skype and Hangouts will become one? Hmm, thought not.
Can't be right
You'd not ever see the black part that way. The matter is being sucked in all round it in 3 dimensions. If you were anywhere safe in its line of sight all the matter in front of you would obscure your view of the hole itself, in fact probably making it a bright light as it all heats up on its way to oblivion.
Re: Just for the record: My iPhone 6+ still working fine
You mean it's still automatically adjusting itself to the shape of your trousers each time you pocket it?
Woahhh - lemme guess what's next
So Samsungs Android sales start to tank, just as microsoft start thrashing about with their Loonier phones and whining once again about how the next version of windows will solve mankinds problems.
In other words, they really, really need someone else to make the smartphone hardware their garbage can ruin ...
Re: Competitors dead in the water?
Android ICS has already been ported to the Pi, but as it turned out it just about fit but with no room for apps and clunky performance. Both are addressed handsomely with this new model. Can't comment on how iOS or Windows Mobile works on it since in this IOT crazy world their owners wisely stuck to their closed source model...