318 posts • joined 6 Feb 2012
Re: promises, promises
I haven't updated Whats'app since before the acquisition announcement, and today it told me that the current version will stop working in 14 days. They can just feck off if they think I'm allowing NEW permissions after the Zuck has decided he wants my info!
I didn't think it could get any dumber or casual friendly after the Cataclysm PUG raid system was introduced in order to let the no hopers hang off the shirt tails of the real player's Alts all the way through to end boss.
Sorry, of course it did. I forgot about the Pandas...
Clearly the NHS are a little hard up, and these ads are directed to patients who want to be as well!
It's just a shame more of them don't get HV included in the mix as well. Would help keep the numbers down.
Re: Do they call it free market?
Customer provides money. Netflix provides service. Once Netflix has the money you paid them, why do you feel you have any investment in what Netflix does with its money? You don't question any other service provider about why they have X product line, just because you don't partake in X. What's so special about Netflix to you?
Apple says "Hi!".
Re: I Saw this Coming 20 Years Ago!!!
These boffins should get down the gym - there are loads of people trying to get Beta Pectoris down there :)
Saw that update the other day. Not a hope in hell of me installing it. Read my SMS messages? Communications which are deliberately NOT on the same service as the one FB provides?
Download files without notification?!
That sounds more like a virus than a service to me.
Re: What's to stop a US native using this?
No problem - two phones, post them back and forth between the UK and US every three months! Turn them on for a little bit and send an email every time they arrive back in the UK to override the 'exclusive' aspect of the T&Cs. Win.
Re: Peggy Babcock
I usually jump straight to the 5th result, every time I see him!
You don't know the power...
Of the Dark Side!
Re: Surprisingly good study
If it only goes 'click' then you're doing it wrong.
Those shots tend to turn out quite poorly lit.
I just can't understand why so many of these girls were ever in a state of undress directly in front of an active laptop to begin with. Is this the new teenage equivalent of the chicken scene in Stand By Me?
Who gives a shit? :)
Re: I was unfortunate enough ....
Yes, consume that which is offered to you in the most round-cornered form. Don't think or respect anything except the corporations. Everything that came before was inconsequential compared to the Next Big Thing.
John Lewis aren't suggesting that zoology was naught but an idea before their cartoon came along and showed us what a bear looked like. There is advertising to promote something and then there is advertising to undermine everything else. Apple's is the latter.
Apple might as well have shown footage of troops going over the top at the Somme, while Hague wandered about his quarters with a whskey in one hand and an iPad in the other, directing the bombardments,
Re: I was unfortunate enough ....
I watched it too. I was utterly absorbed and whole heartedly agreed with the sentiment of the advert. I swelled with pride that mankind could produce such a monumental tool. I was so grateful for everything my human beings had done with this wonderful implement, such a simple idea that allows us such immense opportunity for expression...
Then someone picked up a FUCKING IPAD from behind it and I lost interest.
Apple are off their rockers if they consider their own crappy derivatives as ground breaking as the pencil.
Fuck you Apple. Everyone who has ever written, anyone who has contributed to the great culture of man, anyone who composed a symphony, written a masterpiece, drawn a work of art, performed an emergnecy tracheotomy with the nearest implement...
Anyone who has done anything important says FUCK YOU for trying to belittle accomplishment and substitute it with acquisition.
Re: Why, thank you!
Re: Good advice, 5 years ago
I concur. The thought of ANYONE watching Miranda is distressing enough...
It's not the sleeping in another bed that's the problem, it's the sharing of it with another woman!
I'd love to believe this article isn't a scam...
...But it's Apple so surely it just works?
Re: Which is worse...
Those situations are not mutually exclusive! I've been in a situation where that woman was populating all available self-service machines simultaneously.
My take on the use of self service:
If you couldn't comfortably catch all the items you wish to purchase should they be thrown at you by irate staff, then you should sod off to a normal checkout. No trolleys!
Tesco are the worst
Their machines have been designed by complete retards and the UI is a shambles.
DO NOT GIVE ME FEEDBACK THAT YOU HAVE RECOGNISED MY TOUCH IF YOU THEN DO NOT RESPOND! You aren't my bloody girlfriend, that's her trick.
The number of times I have tapped the screen to use my card, or begin the shop and had the damn speaker perform the obligatory 'boop' sound, but then absolutely NOTHING occurs afterward is astounding. Repeated tapping will give you matching 'boops' but still no functionality. This is major fail.
The slowest part of this system once I've pressed 'finish and pay' should be ME getting my card from my wallet - not YOU printing my goddamn receipt or calculating Clubcard points either.
Worst of all is the restricted items. Invariably, the person who wishes to purchase that litre of Famous Grouse will also be purchasing 3 age-rated DVDs (in protective boxes), a set of steak knives and a blouse from the upstairs 'fashion' area, as well as a WHOLE TROLLEY of food. At the same time their 4 childen (who they have just picked up from school because supermarkets are the ideal location for such screaming shits, and doing the shopping BEFORE collecting them would be far too much effort) will do their best to 'help' their poor retard of a parent, who cannot locate the barcode on any item nor correctly identify a banana from an orange.
I have taken to utilising the newer 'scan and shop' facility for even the tiniest purchase. A hand held scanner and the threat of a 'random search' when buying a bag of crisps and a drink are minor inconveniences compared to queueing up for 'self-service' where 3 out of 8 checkouts are closed ("We haven't got enough staff" - Buh?!!) and of the 5 that remain open, one is for some reason "card only".
WTF? Why use the one that is card only when there are 3 others that are clearly functional but are just turned OFF?
I hate shopping.
No, it's more a matter of actually bothering to see what the release notes contain first, rather than
"Oooh iPhone says "Press to update"
"What did that just do?"
Apple users 'mindlessly follow' their devices more (on average) so they are aware of the update and "slavishly accepted" the new features/look.
And here I thought that the first word of the article's title would be clue enough...
I suspect that, much like the Archos 80 I bought for the missus last year, these things will be purchased and then rapidly relegated to being shoved in drawers or left under magazines while the BLOODY 4" iPHONE is used to do all the web browsing from the sofa.
SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THE CHARGER IS! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!
Re: Good man.
Successful monopoly is successful. Troll like wise!
Re: Wonder what remuneration committees for the members of that committee he sits on.
At least he will now have spare time to write some more Fighting Fantasy books!
What an idiot
Desperate to advertise his ridiculously over-priced new purchase, he succeeded in only drawn admiration from a sticky fingered tea-leaf.
f course, he's set the phone up with his finger print reader, so it's completely locked down, right?....
Re: I for one welcome this new religion
"Applosians haven't been known to do that"
Real life begs to differ:
Coolaid - you have too much of it.
Choose a picture Dozens of POIs
A tumblr collage from slimnbusty ought to do the trick!
Paris - because she might be among them.
Well they would say that, wouldn't they?
Speak for yourself. In the West here, we are buff, ripped and physically supreme. Evolution doesn't "take good bits and leave out bad" - it's only once it has happened that you can see what the bad bits were. The good bits can become bad ones just as quickly.
I concur Phil W. We cancelled our Virgin Tivo service and took up a Netflix subscription, simply because the amount of time we had availabel meant we were very selective of what we actually watched. With Freeview/Freesat taking care of 'live' telly, the majority of output on these two services are substitutes for each other.
I can't see this being beneficial for Virgin to be honest.
Re: How do you measure curved TV size?
Presumably it's going to be marketed for multiplayer console gaming. I can't see his and hers TV viewing working very well, with him following a game of football and her trying to catch up with some soap opera, both in total silence.
At least the kids will be taken care of, although they will probably wonder why their daddy is such a douche and grow up surrounded by material things that can never replace their dreams of a happy, complete family life. Who knows, maybe in ten years time they will be able to Google this article and cry to themselves at the rather limp innuendo.
Grow up, El Reg. This isn't tech news, this is life news - and it's not your life to talk about.
Re: Quite sad...
You are Jason Thorne and I claim my £5!
Re: Privacy enhanced comment
You are correct; Welsh is the best language for secrets.
Re: Usefulness of the results?
I agree; for example they could assess the data, block your account and save me the trouble of having to click the downvote button at all!
Re: I expect to be disappointed
"A long, long time ago...."
There isn't a perp - charges were dropped.
Re: @ Anomalous Cowshed (was:A couple of comments and ideas)
He didn't try to charge you for use of his IP after, did he?
You tell 'em Homer. That said, we don't get it half as bad as cousin Jedibinladen...
Re: Fatal flaw, hyperloop is DOA
Never mind that bollocks, the first time an earthquake hits, the tube breaks up and a few hundred Americans are ejected at 400km/h into the desert.
On second thoughts...
A plan with no drawbacks. Carry on!
Probably filming a meeting.
Turns out the NAS won. What an episode!
I've done that in practice. Well I assume so. I have Netflix, but I also have Couchpotato. It'll be a race! Will my NAS already have the episode labelled, correctly foldered and waiting to play in 1080p by the time I get home, or will I have to boot the TV into 'internet' mode?
Place your bets!
I make sure that my daughters don't take any tasteless pictures on their phones and send them to their schoolmates; we use the studio in the basement instead.