63 posts • joined Wednesday 27th February 2013 14:17 GMT
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary cheap Car Insurance, deserve the GoCompare guy singing into their Face for all Eternity". -- Benjamin Franklin
The new colonials
And a lot of these 'new middle class' are actually foreign-born ethnic Indians who've relocated to India in order to exploit the locals. Here, one of them writes of her educated, articulate friends and her dinner parties without the slightest sense of irony.
Re: Eadon = Anode = source of negativity
Isn't that the cathode?
> That is £10,600 compared with £16,000 for a local software developer of similar standard.
Where the hell did you find a developer in the UK for £16,000? Could they program? Could they even read?
... are nothing to do with the global state of the market. Nokia's problems are entirely of Nokia's own making.
Or, to put it another way, it's nothing to do with the fact that people aren't buying phones; it's all to do with the fact that people aren't buying Nokia phones.
I first read that as 'Elop should be out later this year'.
Re: If Windows 8 is a spork
I've never used heroin, therefore according to that 'logic' I'm not entitled to have an opinion on it.
And before you start squealing 'oh hur hur, of course Windows and heroin is a valid comparison', have a little think about the similarities on how customers are acquired and then retained.
Why are North Koreans so happy about Kim Jong-Un? Must be because he's better than Kim Jong-Il?
Logic FAIL (pending Eadon)
Re: Here be a FLAME
If Jarvis hadn't had music, he'd have been Eadon.
Let's be honest, Hotmail...
... the only time most of us ever looked at you was the time in the early 2000's, when you admitted that MS Exchange Server wasn't up to handling the load and replaced it, but then didn't think to hide the Apache ident on the 404 page...
When I was a lad my dad lost his job at the abattoir and we had to live in empty baked bean tins.
I'm a bit put out with the repeated assumptions that we all have mortgages.
Please jazz up the next article with s/what pays your mortgage/what pays for your charlie and hookers/g
Thanks in advance.
Microsoft can stick it up their...
If only Elop had seen this cartoon in time.
Re: @Thomas 4 Thank you for that image..............
Eadon is the Wesley Willis of El Reg...
Absolutely. In fact it's better than that, they did it deliberately - saw the woeful figures, halved their component orders and then bleated 'Look! Our phones are so successful they've sold out and look at all these people who want them!'
I'd only disagree on one point. Elop is most clearly not ex-Microsoft...
Chinese government sounds clueless... I bet they'll get voted out at the next election...
Next week, Jamie Blandford on motor racing.
Sorry - both these advertisers. Thanks for pointing that out!
Re: "innocent blogger"
You make some very valid points. Thanks! I will be reading again.
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El Reg, please send this advertiser an invoice.
Wot, no Graham Cluley quote?
How kind of Google to let me decide what happens to my data when I'm dead.
Now how about letting me decide what happens to my data while I'm still alive?
Re: This is getting silly
Ah, Multimap. Bought by MS, disappeared up its own arse like MC Escher's ferret. The domain points to Bing now.
Re: AVG almost as bad as Norton
Heavily agree. AVG should maybe spend less time planting infomercials on El Reg and more time debloating their product so fewer people (like me) move to Avast.
Re: Should simply say
Mists of Pandaria? It's basically Farmville and Pokemon. Meanwhile the RPG aspect of the game has been dumbed down so heavily as to be practically unplayable. Couldn't dump it quick enough.
One identity is one identity too many.
I told them I'd attend for $2,500
Looks like I got undercut...
Why not kick Blatter out?
Retire him to a nursing home, where the staff won't be so sympathetic every time he pretends to be Bernie Ecclestone.
You'd be walking along and suddenly everything would go black, as the Chinese government censors stopped you from seeing something they didn't want you to see. Walking around Tienanmen Square would be particularly hard.
... these people will give you software that steals your customer's data, and they will then sell this data back to you.
It's not the price of the lunch, it's the price of the key to the toilet.
I thought the original was an April Fool.
Re: One last thing....
Bravo! +1 for the 'liquid santorum'
Della. Yours is here.
Re: How to LIE witih selective STATISTICS
Tell us the size of the write-off on initial Xbox R&D, do (try not to leave off any zeroes); and also why MS felt the need to keep the MS name off the Xbox brand for the first few years.
It is illogical, Captain.
Just because E@d0n is an @rseh0£e doesn't mean everything he posts is wrong. That's 'if B then not A' which does not follow from 'if not A then B'.
Truth tables will set you free.
Re: Somehow I doubt....
> Somehow I still doubt they are in profit, I'm pretty sure they will have spent more pushing it than they have made selling it.
They have indeed. Recent stats  show a 49% loss per handset on each Lumia sold. That's fairly horrid.
Them or Us
Before we start... tell us which side Martha Lane Fox is on.
The spin gets more outrageous every time. Looking forward to hearing Tomi Ahonen on this one.
Pay peanuts, get monkeys.
This is the same GCHQ that couldn't understand why hardcore tech gurus weren't flocking to work for them for £25,000 a year. Hardly surprising they can't employ someone with a clue about password security, then.
> I don't dislike this. I'm one of the handful of people who actually LIKEs ads. I don't like the disruption they cause though.
OK, maybe they should show them only in places where nobody can see them. Kind of like they want to do with political demonstrations!
> They value their intellectual property much more than your trust.
Course they do. But that's not the point. The point is that Nokia don't have anything left but intellectual property. They used to be the world's biggest phone manufacturer. Not any more.
> And you're mistaken if you think that Nokia needs to be told by Microsoft that it should take measures against having its patents infringed by Google.
Course they don't. But that's not the point either. The point is that once upon a time Nokia would have had the far better option of entering into strategic partnership with Google instead. Not any more.