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...they had *full* PCM audio, even if other things were...well, crap.
That is utterly hideous. So nastily bling, it's untrue. The original Vertu handsets were admittedly quite simple and understated, even if they were pretty much bog-standard Nokia innards. Who the Hell designed this?! Ming the Merciless?
Mine's the mink fur one with the matching wide-rimmed hat, please...
to all the naysayers...
...i say "baaaaah!"
there is no need for 'why'. 'because' is the answer.
leading on from Cosmin Roman's point, there are some serious goings on afoot in the mobile linux arena. Angstrom, for instance, is making serious progress and the number of supported handets is slowly increasing.
in the mobile market where we can't yet build our own handsets (like we do our PCs) device-specific ports are crucial. if the naysayers had any idea about linux development, they'd understand this.
personally, i quite like the iPhone handset but i find the GUI a little bit 'Fisher-Price'.
hmm, the net pedantry doesn't just stop at the film...
...comic duo Adam & Joe did joke alternative theme tunes for the film and the pedants reacted as though they were real attempts to replace the theme! The themes themselves are funny but the comments on (the admittedly idiot-full) youtube make them even funnier.
RE: Scott's top 10 list
hey, you there! that's a lot of Power you're packing. one might say you were quite Powerful in your literary style. with Power.
did i manage to get the word Power (the pro-noun, of course!) in my comment as many times as you did? you do realise that when people (ie you and those like you) write these things slating one company and NOT giving more than one alternative, you just come across as a marketing bot?
do you like IBM by any chance? :-)
RE: SPARC has left the building
"Wow...I guess UltraSparc is now officially dead"
you stupid bloody clown. the massively successful T1 + 2 chips ARE UltraSPARC.
and, as the other AC puts it: "no system from any rival manufacturer has remained competitive for anything like such a long service life". too true.
what a great job; you get to speculate on stuff then, if it comes true, you get to say 'look, i'm a genius. i saw that coming.' and if it doesn't, you get another shot at guessing next time whilst saying 'well, nothing's certain in this game'.
i'm in the wrong part of IT, i tell you.
@ James Bassett
no offence but you don't appear to be doing it right. it's easier to recover a knackered linux box than it is a knackered windeez box. 'make uninstall' is a damn sight easier than hacking registry entires which are so cryptic they mean nothing to me.
swearing, what swearing??
on a serious point, though, i would have liked some reference points about who is using hadoop, successfully. i know Ted tells us that people who use it "don't write about it" but reference would give the article substance and move it further away from 'just an opinion'.
i like the swearing, though.
on one hand, great they caught the twat (although for thinking that the 'swirl trick' would protect him he deserves to be caught all the more) on the other, ONLY 3 years.
joke alert, not because it's funny but because 3 years is a joke.
RE: BOTH ARE WRONG
damn, Mike, you beat me to it! :-)
i actually have RPM to thank for helping me discover Slack. it was my inability to compile software from source (due to not being able to find the right bloody RPMs) on a Red Hat box without having to seriously re-adjust compile options (due to so many broken paths, etc) that led me to look for a new distro.
i actually find now that i compile a lot less due to finding linuxpackages.net and (more recently) slacky.eu.
@ A J Stiles: _IF_ make fails?? i think not, sir! surely you refer to some other distro! ;-)
is it me?
or does Michael have an ever-so-slight look of George Dubya about him? :-)
well, for us at a university, we've always bought through resellers. no change there then. as long as the support stays with the existing model, i don't care.
the rest's for the beancounters to worry over.
no xenon flash, unfortunately. other than that, it looks rather nice.
a pity, really, cos it's fairly standard fare for decent cameraphones.
"AMD can't build reliable chips they never have and they never will."
hmmm, i have a few of them. i've also built machines for people three or four years ago and they work just as well now as they did then. all on AMD. not that i'm fanboying AMD, though. just they were a cheaper alternative. i have a couple of old P4's that are still going from about the same period.
sorry, mate; all you got is an opinion. unless you have any references of studies to back that claim up?
okay, okay. a fair point. even though there is precident, if the word gets used,
on those using it. i care not who it may be. to quote Sir Alec:
"who is more fool; the fool, or the fool that follows him?"
RE: and one wonders...
the thing is; this guy writes stuff. and it works.
same reason Theo De Raadt (and OpenBSD) is/are still taken seriously. the guy also knows exactly what he's on about and he mouths off even more than Torvalds.
RE: What a load of balls
congrats, Damien! your ill-informed nonsense made me spurt my coffee out over my keyboard. well done! I particularly enjoyed Your Unnecessary Capital Letters and this poorest grammar.
"an online Android developer forum that boasts 3,075 registered members"
why not start their own effort? c'mon, this is the 21st century. if the company doesn't want to play, go play by yourselves.
"If you don't see the potential to be genuinely aghast that lethal weaponry is given away by any organisation* as an incentive to join, then something is amiss."
* nay, even a supposedly Peace Loving organisation at that!
RE: You only have yourselves to blame
"O2 couldn't manage to provide a decent basic telecomms service before they landed the iPhone deal, so why expect them to come up trumps now?"
oh, i don't know. if you live in Leeds, where they're based, it seems to work fine. i have been enjoying having a rolling 30 day contract with them for a good while now. that said, if you need to speak to the sales/support drones, you're fucked.
RE: 1GB SSD?
"but surely 1GB is too small?"
pah, loads of room! i've chopped down a slackware install down to about 800MB but that was with a LOT of apps still in. most linuxes come with too many of the same thing as it is.
i heard something the other day on the radio with Noel saying something along the lines of:
"i don't know what's with all this killing people. when i was a kid you got a rep by trying to be somebody. when did this all come about?"
and i thought 'hmmm, nice sentiment but people have always been doing this, just more in countries like america than here. nonetheless, nice sentiment.' now, i'm just of the opinion that he's turned into some old giffer who's going to be down on anybody wearing a hooded sweatshirt next. dangerous idiot.
...that the site reads this text when you go to the main page:
"Thursday May 22, 2008
Due to internal issues, Game Asylum will not be accepting any new orders as of Thursday May 22nd, 2008 until further notice. If you have placed an order on or after the above date, your order will be cancelled and you will not be charged. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you."
RE maxing out at a very ordinary 125 mph
so, still fast enough to turn yourself into a fleshy pancake if you hit a wall then?
who on earth...
...came up with that crap? i love the tech but i could conceive a better video smashed off my face on gin!
i think i'm just plain suspicious...
...but haven't they (HP) just thrown a bone of the carcass of TRU64 to The Linux Crowd to keep them happy and gain a little positive favour?
Seems all the rage nowadays; donate your old crap to Linux.
i think what we need to bear in mind is the list of members the LiMo foundation has. check out the list here: http://www.limofoundation.org/current-members/index.php and tell me you don't see some promising involvement.
worth remembering that the mobile companies would love to be rid of those pesky license fees for the OS on their gear.