2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Maybe to help their missile-launching celebrations
Some humorous japester could demonstrate rest-of-world's military prowess by shooting it down with a laser 5 seconds after launch.
From 300km away. Or space.
It'll be Android but that's all I know
Like jb99 I'll not buy Apple because they're Apple, they're always playing technology catchup (yes they are) and they don't actually make anything I want, either, which is the main influencer.
Heard the Z10 is surprisingly laggy in the UI from a colleague who tried one and you'll not find me supporting Microsoft.
Plus I'm more than happy with Android, anyway. HTC One looks nice, the S4 is a bit of an anti-climax though has massive CPU grunt like the One does and a fine screen. Most likely will be a Samsung or an HTC, really don't know and not even sure if I care that much any more, either. Not due an upgrade until the next raft of smartphones is released anyway and I suspect that this time next year, maybe end of this year, Samsung, SONY, LG or HTC will be putting something out that shifts the paradigm again for The Next Best Thing so happy to wait, really,
Re: Streetmap is superior
Even when you click on the 'Person walking' icon when finding directions?
But then a GTLD is going to be under the control of Americaland, so no good.
Re: If the Daily Mail cover this story...
If the DM cover it the headline will be
TERRORISTS TAKE OVER PLANE WITH AN IPAD
Despite (a) it not having happened (b) it only being the newest proof of concept right now and (c) you can't do it with an ipad
The really scary part is DM readers won't question it - that's why they read the DM in the first place, to be told what to think, to save the effort of having to do it for themselves.
Telepathy One instead, please
Assuming the T1 works as advertised then Google need to at least make Glass look like this or give up now.
Re: Hang On
Only if Google are ruled to have a dominant position they're abusing and it's not exactly like ios is doing badly so that's not a given result. 'Dominant' does not equal 'monopoly'.
50% Android, 35% IOS, 14.9% RIM, 0.1% Nokrosoft isn't actually that dominant (made up numbers). 80% android would be though, i'd think.
XBOX not a disaster
If you only play games on it.
Anything else it tries to do is mind-bendingly stupid to use, though, like paying again to MS for being able to use Netflix, needing an internet connection to play a movie off a USB stick, horrendous DLNA compatibility (never did get it to work), and so on, and so on.
They'll need to have a seriously stunning product for the '720 though I'll not be getting one regardless. (Nor a PS4 if they lock out secondhand games)
When it's cheaper to litigate than innovate whaddya expect from big unimaginative companies
Re: Forcing users to choose the Chocolate Factory's map, email and video services
Imagine trying to say the same thing to Apple if ios were 'dominant'
'Having waited three years for any response from Apple Corp we have no choice but to impose fines"
The next morning
"Apple launches appeal against unfair fines levied by the EU Competition Commission - 'Having invented competition we feel these fines are unwarranted and unjust' said CEO Tim Cook in a press statement today"
The issue is that Android is the dominant mobile OS which automagically might make it unfair.
Especially if you're a failing butthurt whiny tech outfit like Nokia or Microsoft who, let's not forget, are firmly, if not cosily, in bed together in the mobile sector as a last grenade. Ovi(?) maps don't even place in a search for 'map', 'nokia' or 'ovi' in the Play store. Can you actually get ovi maps for Android then ? A bit fecking dumb if you're whining about it and don't even have your own mapping product available on the platform you're whinging about. Don't care if you can, more than happy with Googly maps anyway.
It read pretty much like documents filed against Microsoft not so long ago (browser choice), oh the irony.
Didn't realise the USA was THAT skint
"Aereo is stealing our signal"
That's akin to saying a photographer is stealing your light.
So don't broadcast, then. PLEASE. Do the photographic equivalent of living in a cave.
Oh, you already do? Kill yourself then, Fox. Yes. definitely. That's the solution. Or stop behaving like an inconvenienced five year old. Yes, unlikely, I know.
@AC " features that other people have copied from Apple"
They're all anonymous and cowardly, aren't they, these apologists, maybe AC could become Apologist Coward or Apple Cultist.
Of course when it comes to
copying derivative technology, the real non AC fanbois stay pretty quiet these days as it's been done to death and didn't go so well for them in the end when everyone pointed out all other manufacturers had everything first and ithings were (and still are) playing technology catchup.
It's more that Apple greatly enjoy playing the patent game, getting patents on stuff that's obvious or been done for years elsewhere but no-one else thought worth patenting because it _was_ so obvious, and with the USPTO bascially being unfit for purpose it's a game of low-hanging fruit (pun intended) for companies willing to gleefully assert cobblers as a competitive weapon instead of innovation.
Re: connection comes with a 99 per cent contract guarantee
Thank God I'm not the only parent who routes the kids through some gateway with an iptables cron to murder all but allowed MAC addresses, I was beginning to think I was a Nazi.
Shit. Godwin's Law... ;o)
If that's true and the PS4 rumoured features are true
Then SONY has already won, imho.
Esp if they really are going to allow streaming of all PS1,2 & 3 titles (OK that'll need net but it's a particular use case) and they give sane access to people with original discs of those games.
Have XBOX360, PS3 and Wii here and the only next-thing I'm interested in is the PS4. The damned XBOX is already trying to upsell me stuff from the power-on homescreen (so it never gets turned on) and the Wii is fun but that's about it.
@Spartacus Re: Fingers crossed...
I believe around 19,500 of those tubes came from Photoshop
But I thought everyone in the music industry was at death's door due to piracy
Errrr presuambly these are excluded
Or they're going to need more than that £3M in hard disks
He's obviously a bear of somewhat restricted brain...
To change policy would be like a tacit admission of being wrong, so making the glorious leader a little less glorious.
Look how long it took Catholics to officially accept the Copernican (and earlier than Copernicus, though he takes the credit mainly) Heliocentric model if you want and example of how long some people want to give the appearance of maybe not admitting they got something wrong.
Also the expectedly rapid (over a decade or less maybe) industrialisation of NK if the floodgates were opened would tear the country to bits as people would need internet to do business and then folks get exposed to ideas like hotdogs, cocaine and recreational gun use. Then before you know it they're all spelling colour incorrectly and the government is at sixes and sevens.
Then again, sounds like a CIA wet dream.
Re: Fucking Disney
I'd have thought Lucas would have binned it if it weren't making a few bucks, also.
Disney just want the Star Wars name for film, presumably and nothing else. Then, when they've murdered Star Wars, like all the European folk tales and everything else they've butchered over the years, they'll wonder why everyone's sick to death of it.
Then they'll blame piracy or something for lack of exorbitant profit and try to make everyone's lives just that tiny bit bleaker because of it.
Cynical? Damned right. Money and/or shareholders involved.
That is all.
Re: "This is extremely concerning"
Also know as 'Shit communication'
Something all IT projects get mullered by.
Re: Wow - just learned something new..
They're not necessarily Swedish State secrets so they may not give a toss ;o)
The USA seem to have gone to extraordinary length to incriminate him in Sweden and would seem to want him there very badly. Which means I don't trust Sweden's or the USA's platitudes or motives. Sweden may just have not thought of the cunning plan Americaland has in mind to get hold of him, of course.
Since apparently the DNA evidence now isn't Assange's (IIRC) and that 'not providing a condom as evidence of not using one' is unlikely to be real evidence anywhere East of GMT-3 (yes I know that's the Atlantic) there must be a pressing (e.g. political) reason for not just dropping the charges. Perhaps the Swedes are just single-minded like that.
If by Farcebook's 'seething' you mean 'having to filter 95% of the shit that spams your feed' then yeah G+ is definitely barren.
In a way I personally like very much indeed.
"This is extremely concerning"
Just like your clumsy grammar, Clive.
This is extremely concerning This is of great concern
2/10 poor effort.
I'm not so arrogant or so far up myself I consider anything I've done to be utterly unique and inventive and not in some way derivative of work that has gone before.
Mind you that's why I'm G E and you're anonymous. And a coward.
15:37 - And yes, I just corrected the typo in 'arrogant'
That's the sound of Apple bawling like a spoilt brat.
Mind you, if you will patent bleeding-obvious pointless shit and then essentially publicise the fact at trial then someone will challenge its right to exist...
In the wallet.
That's almost PPVTV worthy
So, instead of embrace and extend
It's still sue, sue, sue in the music industry.
I'd have said Capitol had a perfect opportunity there to really stick its flag in the history books.
Instead it stuck it up its own arse, as usual. They all truly deserve to fail.
Re: I so wish they still had the "working model" requirement for patents
Or you can file a preliminary as a time-expiring placeholder to prevent other very similar filings being granted but not enforce till you demonstrate functionality.
Re: I need a job....
Just work from home in the first place using your web browser.
Just one big red button on the screen... 'ACCEPT'
Re: Dear Apple - say what?
No problem typing on my Galaxy S3, even when not using the keyboard in swipey mode which is most of the time. Have a special keyboard for SSH, etc, so I can do cursor & control chars which is tappy-only. No idea if you can install different (not as in language) keyboard on ithings but all of these work great, really well, in fact.
Plus it can display fucking lower case keys on the keyboard, too. How modern
Just don't sell jack shit to Apple
Until you've put enough things on the market using your own technology you invented that Apple look like they're playing catchup. Again.
Or make it so expensive it's worth your while to have apple prepay your lawyers' fees via component purchasing. Oh hang on, Samsung have actually done that haven't they with the chip prices. Cute :oD
Re: Nuclear, nuclear, nuclear, nuclear....
There's that new reactor thingy El Reg reported on not so long ago that can take conventional waste as fuel and essentially turn it into happiness (or something much less unpleasant and bulky, leastways). While generating electromatrickery
"greenest government ever"
You know what that reminds me of?
"The most secure Windows ever"
Must admit I'm not dazzled by the government's multimedia performance either...
"stop manufacturing and selling products"
Oh! Where are Apple products manufactured?
Guess that one can be enforced with soldiers at will assuming a 'settlement' isn't reached, of which there's no guarantee over there.
Not to mention of course that US courts usually find against non-US companies, too.
Swing, meet Roundabout
Coeliac sufferers are special needs
But these guys totally redefine 'Special Needs' on a whole new level! You'd think it slightly smarter to put doubt of the coeliac-friendly veracity of 'Internet Brands' over their own, given that some 'Coeliac-Friendly' products actually have 'very low' amounts of gluten in them as opposed to being truly gluten-free, in the UK they're allowed to be marked gluten-free if below a certain amount rather than being actually free of the stuff so you can't properly differentiate free from actually-free. Which is not good enough for many of the afflicted who do need truly-free.
Yep, regardless, Closing Down Sale ahoy!
Re: Ooh goody!
Seriously, you need more evidence of those metrics?
I mean if they switch the system off and refuse any new immigrants until they get a new system in place and then hire
EDS HP to do it...
Re: Doesn't need to hand it over
That was my first thought, too, they don't need to actively hand anything over as an 'enforcement' request likely just consists of 'What was the wiretap server's IP again?'
I don't believe for a minute that an ithing is such a profitable item over say a One or an S3 or whatever that a network operator is willing to go through that pain just to be able to offer it. The things don't even behave in a proper manner when they're connected to the network, either, which is extra hassle.
Perhaps if they just grew a collective spine at some Xmas do and told apple to fuck off they might find Cupertino a little more humble, presumably they're not obliged to sell the things if they don't want to and don't like the attached terms?
If it really hurts that much then give that pain to your competition with a smile and sell something else.
It seems at least some Women In Technology also need
A better-evolved sense of fucking humour coupled with less self-importance. Oh well. She's socialled her way out of a job now, so at least she understands at least one technology term.
Which I suspect now means she knows two terms, the other being 'Fired'