156 posts • joined Friday 9th March 2012 16:48 GMT
...we seem to be dealing with the most 1337 HaX0R we've ever encountered. May god have mercy on our souls.
Like all other design trends, Flat UI is amazing when done right; and bloody awful when done by ham-fisted amateur designers who are just following the trend rather than putting serious thought into the How and Why.
I think Metro falls into the former camp myself. Yes, it took a lot of getting used to, but so did Windows 95 back in the day.
Re: Utter Bastards
Anyone in tech support who couldn't see through this one in under three seconds should be thinking about a career change. Maybe go into toilet cleaning, or middle management.
Comments seem to be appearing without prior moderation, so probably not!
Re: Basically, another bloody version
"your cause seems to be an exercise in masochism"
Yup. More commonly known as "being a web developer".
Netflix (plus a US proxy) has replaced about 70% of my bittorrenting.
Although my (probably very common) use case may be skewing these statistics a bit. They're only reporting on bandwidth usage in North America, but a fair chunk of that traffic is probably global Netflix usage through American proxies.
Basically, another bloody version
So there's now essentially two different versions of IE11 to worry about instead of one. And since they're both (in Microsoft's strange world-view) IE11, we can't even use Microsoft's own strange "[if gte IE 10]" trick to detect them.
Since IE9 I've actually found myself sticking up for Internet Explorer, because it really has turned into a fairly decent modern browser, but fucking hell they're making it difficult for me.
RationalWiki's article is also worth a read if you're looking for a giggle - http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Freeman_on_the_land
I particularly recommend the section "Freeman Successes"
That's actually not a lot, is it? Well done India, fingers crossed it all goes to plan.
“Simply put, if a computer programmed by people learns the contents of a communication, and takes action based on what it learns, it invades privacy.”
So Spam Filters and the like are illegal too? Virus scanners? Send an email over the Public Internet and it will pass through several such systems with your knowledge or approval.
That definition is far too broad to be useful.
Re: And we now why they called it the Xbox 720
Umm.... it's called the Xbox One.
Re: Not digitizing books
Ok, go on - how is a publicly displayed house number private?
Re: And yet it already has shown it's usefulness
Hmmm, on investigating further it seems that "It's" is a valid contraction for "it has", as well as "it is". So technically I was correct, if only by accident...
And yet it already has shown it's usefulness
If you don't think so, the SPB would probably like to have a word with you.
Yeah, and there's absolutely no way whatsoever to use another launcher either.
Vulture, you say?
How about painting it like one? Red/pink head, black/brown body, off-white wingtips and edges - nothing fancy, no feather patterns or anything like that.
I'll fire up the GIMP and colour in the template in a little bit, just as soon as the boss isn't looking....
Re: Trigger Happy
Well there's a joke that just gets funnier every single time it's trotted out.
Re: Now we know...
I can't see HTC being too enthusiastic about releasing many more WinPho models, that's for sure.
Thank god you specified "tablet" in that post.
Re: I suspect...
Oh my god, you used a $ instead of an S! Because, Microsoft are a profit-driven corporation, right? Wow, that's hilarious. Seriously, my sides are splitting here.
This will be fantastic, if it goes ahead. Watch this space I suppose.
Re: I remember watches
"even the most basic 90's phone had a clock on the display."
My first phone was a Siemens C25. The only way to check the time on that little beastie was to send a text message to yourself.
The second one kept me entertained for a week or so too. Pity the game engine was pretty dated by the time it was released, but I do have happy memories of decapitating cops and hookers with a shovel, setting fire to the heads, and kicking them around the town.
Re: Still beats a helmet in your crack though.
Speak for yourself mate.
That seems to be the usual response from people I know who have either had a play around with a display model or a mate's handset, or are given one as a work phone.
"It's kinda nice, but not really for me"
If the rumours are true
Then I for one will be very interested in seeing if a wider product portfolio does good things or bad for Apple's bottom line. I enjoy casual mockery of iStuff as much as the next fandroid, but I'd honestly like to see the new strategy pay off (not least because Apple are the largest single employer in the city I live - if they were to pull out it would be disastrous for the place).
They should have asked me first
I have a much simpler and 100% effective algorithm to determine if a twitter account is being used to indiscriminately spam the internet with vacuous, pointless and bloody annoying text.
Self-Confessed Massive Freetard here
I actually started watching Breaking Bad from S1E01 last night - legally, on Netflix. If the last few episodes are still PPV by the time I reach the end of S5E05, and I like the show as much as I think I will from the first three episodes, then I think I'd be prepared to drop a few quid on them.
I'll still be yoinking full-season torrents though - I like having local copies of my media.
Re: By coincidence
Actually, on second thoughts, it might be a sound strategy if played correctly.
Microsoft - "We are absolutely 100% certainly ending support for XP in 2014"
Irish Government - "How are ye liking that tax rate there lads?"
The Irish Government's newly-appointed CIO made the papers today - his strategy for the 2014 deadline is to ignore it, as he thinks MS are bluffing and won't *really* end support for XP.
“You’d have to ask whether Microsoft really will turn off their support,” said Mr McCluggage. “There are organisations larger than us [in government] that won’t be fully switched over by then. So the question is whether they mean what they say.”
Re: Oh the irony.
Whoever downvoted you has never tried to use the GIMP for professional work.
A more reasonable approach
Given Samsung's runaway success, I can't help but wonder if Apple are silently kicking themselves now. Imagine if instead of launching a "thermonuclear war" of lawsuits back in 2009, they'd followed MS's approach of a quiet word in the ear, a reasonable fee per Samsung unit sold, maybe a bit of patent cross-licensing?
Hang on now...
"Users on 4Chan were behind the campaign"
"Redditors were quick to spread the news online and back the campaign"
So....a 4chan Plan then, not a Reddit Plan? At a push, perhaps "4chan Plan, supported by Reddit users".
My left testicle...
...is what I would give for an Android phone running on Nokia hardware.
Failing that (and I haven't seen any airborne pigs lately), I have to say the Lumia 1020 is tempting me greatly from what I've seen so far. They'd have to make do with my cash for it though, rather than either of my two veg.
" You don't get the indulgence the way you get a coffee from a vending machine. There's no counter handing out certificates"
Yeah, because that would just be silly.
Re: ::pops some corn & grabs a beer::
"No Priests: Dawkins"
Not a huge fan of the man, never read any of his work.
"No Meetings: Sceptics in the pub"
Never been to any meeting like that.
"No Faith: The levels of certainty are higher than most religious people I know."
No, because scientific theory is only ever one experiment away from changing.
"No dogma: Sure, there's none, no books that bang on at the already converted, nothing. No Dawkins said it, so it's got to be right."
Again, I've never read any of his works. I agree there's a bit of a personality cult around him and a few others though, but he hardly speaks for some sort of "Church of Atheism".
"No Commonality: Again, have you actually met any of the trndy, hipster athiests? Many of them may as well be clones of each other."
That applies to all trendy hipsters. Nothing to do with any lack of belief in the supernatural.
So go on, tell me how I'm actually part of a religion. While you're at it, tell me how not having any hobbies is in itself just another hobby.
Re: Robert Roberts
Barrys tea by a mile. Being from the People's Republic I may be slightly biased, but we were a Lyons household when I was growing up (don't tell the neighbours) so my preference for Barrys is down to taste alone.
Jesus, can we stop with the strawman that all animal activists think cute ikkle badgers are all cuddly-wuddly? Or indeed that we're city folk? I grew up in the countryside, I'm well familiar with badgers. They're fucking bad-asses, which is the reason I like 'em.
Re: Don't make me say it!
So you're saying that Al Gore's ma is terrible partial to de periwinkle blue?
Re: I wonder.....
Or if he plans on bringing this sort of Toora-loora-top-o-de-mornin-begorrah-where's-me-leprechaun Oirishness on a tour to Ireland? We'd *love* that, I can tell you.
should we not just go ahead and recolonise?
Come and have a go. If you think you're hard enough.
Oh thank christ one company hasn't forgotten how to put one of those on a phone. It's one of the things I miss the most from my 2006 Sony Ericcson K800i - that and the sliding lens cover.
I might be tempted back to Nokia for the first time since the 3310.
This would interest me
I'm currently the owner of an LG "Optimus 3D" P920. I'm a fan of the 3D display - it's a nice little party trick - but the phone is getting a bit long in the tooth at this stage.
I use the GIMP almost daily in work (I'm not a "proper designer" so my employers won't stump up for a Photoshop license for me), and Photoshop almost nightly at home (let's call it a reduced cost version).
I consider myself well versed in both programs, and there is no comparison. So many issues that make the same job take three times as long (if it can be done at all)...
Competing with Landfill Android...
...or competing with Android in the landfill?
Look at the pic linked in the article - how uncomfortable is that cop on the left! You can almost see what he's thinking.... "Don't look at the boobs, don't look at the boobs, for the love of god DON'T LOOK AT THE BOOBS!!!"
Re: Northern Ireland
Surely ID Cards, if introduced, would be mandated for all legal residents of the UK and not just UK Citizens. Whichever colour someone in NI paints their kerbstones, they'd be legal residents.
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- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job
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