169 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012
Sir Thomas Knyvet
Well thanks a whole bunch - I've been lost down the Wikipedia Hole for the past hour...
Re: Hope the contract includes upgrading the website to mulitingual support
I ran into exactly that issue when designing a site template for an Irish government department a couple of years ago. They were not happy with the Union Jack.
Re: Almost true.
That will change everything.
Whatever the OS, I think smartphones have matured to a point where running a one year old version isn't the same drawback as it was in 2009 or 2010. I mean, how many Galaxy S4 users will be drooling and lusting after the upcoming S5? Most I imagine will think "It's a bit nicer, but there's no compelling reason to upgrade - I'm happy to wait until the S6 or whatever".
Samsung occasionally manage to lead and create a market (the whole VLP/Phablet/etc market that we're discussing here for example). Granted they normally do it by slinging as many different models and makes at the wall as possible and seeing what sticks, but still.
Don't leave me hanging
"finding something that supports POP, IMAP, custom Exchange, Google weirdness and the frankly strange iCloud in one program without cocking any of them up is quite a challenge"
So, what did you end up using?
I forgot, all jokes can only be told one time ever, just in case some prat on a message board has heard them before.
Oh the shame of it, where can I put my face...
"Windows Phone app devs, this is for you"
"And we're sure you'll both be delighted by it"
Re: £149 for a nearly android, or £99 for a good one?
What could really set the cat among the sky-rats is the news that Blackberry intends to make flagship-level phones with their famous Qwerty keyboards again. It wouldn't be for me, but a lot of people have a raging erection for Qwerty phones - and no other manufacturer is putting out top-end Andriod-app-capable handsets with a physical keyboard these days.
Re: "You can now tap into a rich and vibrant Android ecosystem and minimise your exposure to Google"
Minimise != Eliminate
I recall similar comments when Samsung started releasing phones bigger than 4.7". Just because a market doesn't exist, it doesn't mean they can't make one.
Re: here's hoping
As well they should my laddo... imagine if it fell into the hands of terrrurists!?!?
Bit sexist really
'Criado-Perez said she had "stumbled into a nest of men who co-ordinate attacks on women"'
She just assumed it would be men - now it turns out one of the accused is a woman. Will a retraction be forthcoming?
...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".
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.
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.
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: 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.
Re: What we need is a hybrid display
Something like this?
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.
As I understand it, the altitude limit on civillian GPS is paired with a velocity limit of around 500m/s. The chip only stops working if both limits are being exceeded - one or the other will work fine.
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft