2772 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Ed Milliband has made an astonishing discovery
It's called capitalism, Ed.
Seriously? Gadget envy isn't a purchasing decision
Have you played an XBOX360 to compare it with your PS3?
I have. My XBOX essentially is never used. The PS3 does everything better imho (though the 360 is very good for just games, though if available on PS3 that's the game version bought leaving only HALO and GOW to the XBOX).
I see they still say 'LIVE subscription' so presumably the insanity that is playing twice for your SKY, Lovefilm and Netflix is still there.
I'd say, pending the PS4 release with an official spec list and features (including that streaming backwards compatibility thing), that MS just handed a large chunk of the gaming market to SONY with this.
It even looks like a 70's alarm clock radio without the clock or radio.
Awwww bless, but surely
Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, right?
Are apple still going?
The only iThings I see all seem to be at least five years old judging by the design...
Why do we care about an iWatch?
Don't forget the conspiracy angle
That VISA reckon they can skim a coupla billion to get interest on before being forced to refund/fix it.
I used 'Contractor Umbrella' for my first couple of years (probably seven years ago now) and would actually recommend them, based on my experience then, they made life easy and hassle-free till I started my Ltd Co., have heard horror stories about others like Giant, though.
"nobody thus far has taken account of that"
Business as usual, then.
Plus you'd think a 'not since 3M years ago' statement would be a clue that life has evidently thrived since, regardless of the apocalyptic doomsaying...
Give em a gun and they couldn't shoot themselves in the foot without a statistician telling them how to pick one.
I make that 11.6 microns per year... not exactly mind-bendingly fast
We're all still despicable terrorist-funding 'thieves' by default, natch
Seems to be an exceptionally high proportion of concurrence for a science in its infancy given the amount of papers that get reported on saying stuff along the lines of 'Errr hold on, this sinks that effect and you forgot to take this into account'.
Come back when you have LHC-grade six-sigma and no political interference. Your reputation as a 'science' is too tarnished, regardless of your integrity today Speaking of which, did the Incredibly Politicised Climate Consortium have any input in this data?.
Yes mankind has _some_ effect, it must as it's part of the variables, but seeing as we just hit the highest levels of CO2 (allegedly) since 3 million years ago then well, it ain't all bad is it cos we're still here instead of apocalypt0rising 2.999 million years ago when we'd barely found fire, if that.
Re: More like global cooling...
That's why they started calling it Climate Change, dontcha know
Didn't Ratner still own his stuff when he had his moment? Murdo can say what he fancies a few years after taking the hit and bailing.
... agreement Apple get should be extended to all businesses in the US large & small. And then see them try and argue why they should be a special case and everyone else not.
Freeze-n-seize their assets pending a 'thorough investigation'. $35BN would appear really fucking quickly.
If we all have to have stick sans carrot from our incompetent governments and bankers then we ALL have to have it.
Re: Another lost sale
My cousin, a dedicated appleist must-have type...
Just bought a Samsung TV and an S4. He's left apple behind too, no prompting from me, either, came to his own purchasing conclusion completely under his own steam, he's seen my S3 but never played with it. In his own words 'The Samsung has so many features the iphone didn't have it's going to take a while to get used to it.'
So there you have it, Samsung are copying the non-existent features as well as the existing ones, obviously.
Re: Grizzly poop found in woods
Well, if Samsung has a feature on a phone that Apple doesn't, you can't say they copied it.
Only a cretin would support the nonsense rounded-corners-patent-themed bullshit, too, unless you truly think having something with pointy corners in your pocket is an obvious design choice.
As always, the Apple Cultist is AC.
No shit. Except for the Grizzly variety in a forest setting.
Grizzly poop found in woods
Apple still incapable of actually innovating.
Defo getting that S4 at the end of the month now, I'll consider it my donation to the Samsung legal fund.
Another casualty of climate change
Poor old Sun.
ActionAid? Mind you...
I can't remember ever seeing a skint ceo (or whatever they're called) of a charity
Feel sorry for HTC
That they're so stuffed they have to partner with farcebook. Hope Zuck is footing their bill on this one.
They make solid products, generally, had two HTC's before my Sammy
Re: Hipster posters?
Are hipsters really hipsters?
Or is hipster just a euphemism for appleist... the traits seems broadly similar - arrogance, self-importance, supercilious nature, self-obsessed, conviction that their way is the only way to go and a closet terror of how they might not be perceived as desirable peers by others
yeah yeah, coat got, flame on, etc, etc
Re: What about the religious nutheads?
Maybe they're just not 'seen at church' on Sunday...
"They've basically turned me into a future Android user"
Same here, I block all /16's and larger from China based on maxmind's geoip DB, plus a few Romanian and Kuwaiti networks.
/24's? There's plenty of them but I really couldn't be arsed going that far ;o)
Perfect false flag system
Cyber attack 'emanating from within your borders'. Right..
Doesn't mean the payloads were originally created there, though. Not that China isn't indeed very naughty but it's the Kettle to the USA's Pot.
And I don't mean the MaryJ kind, either.
Or perhaps, just maybe...
Israel could just fuck off and take their pathetic incessant and disingenuous whining with them
Re: Good god!
I hope to fuck he doesn't put up a file for a 3d printed knife or pointed stick.
If it's not going to be an emulator then he'll be wanting a 2MHz 6502 (IIRC)? And that's before you deal with the ROM (c) issues.
So it's not exactly going to fly, is it. Better off with a Raspberry Pi and an emu (not the feathery/RodHull sort)
Sounds like a doorslammer to me
Is that the right negotiation phrase? Something like that...
Ask for something outrageous in order to allow yourself to be negotiated back to where you wanted to actually be in the first place.
Rinse and repeat.
Re: Common sense Down Under
What beggars belief is that it was partially based on *UK* case law which implies we still have some sensible laws in this
green and pleasant land place when it comes to big business
Re: Am I just cynical?
Plus do you reckon Apple gave him some shutup cash / info... this just reads like a U-Turn of greased-palm-politician proportion
Re: Would have been a hell of a lot more interesting if...
I was kinda hoping General Zod was involved somewhere.
But no. Just more shady IPCC bullshit, alas.
And yet the warmologists will defend them
Despite the High Church of Warmology being nothing more than a self
elected certified bunch of self-interested pocket-stuffers with an agenda likely so far removed from what people generally assume they do that they need a paranoid shroud of secrecy which it looks like they're almost trying to get mandated into policy in the same way media co's want their right to profit enshrined into law.
The apologists for these clowns make fanbois look utterly rational. Every thumb down is simple confirmation of that, so I thank the downvoting faithful in advance.
Got to $900k turnover?
Start another company before it gets to $1M, put them under a holdings company, transfer profit to that one in one state.
Sounds like the way forward.
Perhaps they could have avoided it in the first place
If Apple & MS had just paid for the patents which, presumably, they still haven't, cynically assuming they could out-manouevre Moto in this manner. If they get away with this then you can expect a lot more of FRAND trolling one way or another.
Though over time I suppose lawyers are cheaper than paying a fair cut from the outset and risking a negative judgement for damages should you lose and have to cough up.
How does it know you're not blinking
Cos it has no idea what the other eye is doing, does it.
OMG IT'LL BE WORTH BEEEEELIONS!
For at least 25 minutes.
Strange this works
It implies the sampling frequency of most smartphone mics is extremely high. Say they use a 25kHz tone the mic would have to be sampling at around 60kHz or more.
Given their application, I'd have thought they'd be sampling around 32kHz or less to save CPU cycles and data bandwidth.
Granted, I'm not a mobile phone design engineer
In poverty but still with Internet access, eh?
Probably the kind of person that thinks the £1 a day thing is stupid while it's a brilliant idea to, say, sit for 24 hours in a bathtub full of baked beans to help the starving of the world.
Re: Just like you Lewis!
My first experiment with sulphur, salt petre and carbon was a fizzle too.
Then I realised one day that mixing by _weight_, not volume in the 75-15-10 ratio I'd read about was more effective ;o)
Re: Police State
Maybe, but maybe the cretin teacher phoned them and said a kid was bomb-making so they have to turn up.
Then maybe they said "Look, teach, this is a kid with an inquiring mind, not the Zodiac Killer", and the moron teacher insisted on pressing charges.
The cops would have no choice but to do their job in that case, do we know any facts to the contrary?
Primary fault is with the moron teacher who hopefully will be a jobless statistic next month. To any pedants who think primary fault is with the kid for experimenting then may karma visit you soon cos I'm fairly sure it must owe you by now.
Stupid Fucking Americans
Not the ones blessed with that rarest of virtues, common sense, of course.
Just the Stupid Fucking Americans that even think embarking on a judicial course of action such as this for a kid's pop-bottle experiment is even within three galaxies of sane. I truly hope that principal's underling gets a torch-n-pitchfork experience this weekend, commensurate with their retarded life-view.
God forbid they'd have a magnifying glass on a sunny day. It's people like this that make your country look like a bunch of backward nutters who'd still wave sticks at an eclipse. Get it sorted.
Presumably they didn't take it down
Because they get a cut of the £1.47
Need a middle-finger icon entitled 'Won't someone think of the shareholders'
Re: Hi! If you come back to BT we have a great offer for you!
I was thinking more of all those home users who also punt money into BT's coffers whether through line rental only or line+calls+internet+everything.
Hi! If you come back to BT we have a great offer for you!
"Oh, I see, and is there a reason why you'd never use BT services again?"
"Yes. You're a fucking patent troll. I want you to know BT's behaviour with the SIP patents is losing you my money RIGHT NOW forever. Don't call back."
"I'm very sorry to hear that, are you sure you..." CLICK
Hence his stating " whole AGW thing is an artefact"
'WHOLE' being your clue as to the inclusivity of the closing statement instead of restricting it to previous alluded-to electric fires and the friction of gleeful Quango hand-rubbing when government pork is received.
So.. if I just...
Convert The Hobbit part 1 into many still images stripped of any meta info I can legally distribute it for free as long as my diligent search, unfortunately typo'd as 'Film about a small jolly fellow' didn't turn up The Hobbit.
Gimungous stupid big earcans.. I'm sure they exist to keep hipsters' brains from leaking out of their paper-thin skulls while making them think they look individual and interesting.
You know when someone gives a shit about their headphone audio when they're using Shure Isolators or similar... approx 1/8th the size of those recycled oildrums though you do look a tad like Lieutenant Uhura though fuck me that's better than a 50's sci fi alien...
In fact I have a pair of £2 poundshop - yeah I didn't get that either - earbuds that actually sound bloody great, surprisingly extended bass, full middle and airy tops, though I have to prefer the car audio system for music on the move - OK, perhaps not in pedestrian areas ;o)
Dude. You said paroxysms. On a Friday.
There's been 'where did I park' style apps since well before 2011.
- SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches
- BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports
- eXpat Files 'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'
- Vulture at the Wheel Renault Twingo: Small, sporty(ish), safe ... and it's a BACK-ENDER
- NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'