16 posts • joined Thursday 26th July 2012 10:48 GMT
"Google is a capitalist country... company"
That's this Friday's headline QOTW right there.
Re: Crime watch
Now, kids, you should know better than to feed the Eadon by now.
Question for the lawyers in the audience
So if they do find out that Autonomy really did grossly misrepresent themselves - not that I'm saying they necessarily will - what would the legal remedy/punishment be? Given that HP own Autonomy now, surely they can't order HP to give itself $8.8bn of its own money.
Re: Looks practical
You could well be right. The hardware keyboard has always been a Blackberry selling point (see about a third of the comments above), so I did wonder why the gap of several months between the touchscreen-only Z10 and what is more likely to be the flagship product, the Q10. Presented in terms of a public beta test, though, it starts to make sense.
Not just for loyalists
Personally, I've never used a Blackberry before, but this one is ticking all the boxes for me. I'll want to give it a while to see how well the much-remarked-upon OS bugs are resolved, but if that works out well, I'm going to seriously consider getting a Q10 as my personal phone later in the year. I'm not saying it's a safe bet, but it's certainly likely to find itself on the shortlist come upgrade time.
Good grief. It's a good thing no one actually wants to start a war with the UK, isn't it? The only actual military activity we've had this century has been offensive actions against middle-eastern countries who couldn't retaliate if they tried. If someone with an actual modern military had designs on these isles, there's not a lot we could do about it, if this debacle is any indication.
I count myself fortunate to live in a place and time where this is not actually a realistic problem, and the money really is the only issue.
The idea that there has been a "dearth of attractive releases" is rubbish. 2012 was a year of absolutely stellar games.
Trouble for these people was that it was mostly online; they're losing their business to Steam and its lesser-known competitors, all of whom have enjoyed comfortable growth, though Steam still takes the lion's share.
I can't wait for automatic vehicles to become the norm. Given the sorts of people on the roads, the less control they have over their cars the better.
While supersymmetry's prospects may be looking a little bleak, it's too soon to completely rule it out. Recall the Higgs boson, which became the scientific topic of choice to point and laugh at as they ran out of places to look for it, right up until they actually found the thing this year.
I must admit I envy you people who have the luxury of being able to turn down job offers, even crap ones. A bad interview starts to look a lot better once you've been out of work for six months.
Wait a minute...
Does this mean that Microsoft are actually end-of-lifing Windows 7 before Windows XP?
Goodness, the straw men are out in force today.
I agree entirely with the sentiment behind this post. I can't help but shake my head whenever I see a GUI versus CLI "debate", and just carry on using both side by side.
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