2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Re: The Usual Silliness
Re: Absolutely Wrong
Given the main component of a tablet is the screen then Samsung/Sharp have probably done the most 'innovation' in the tablet space. You don't think these components are provided without datasheets and reference software (so whomever's using it can base code from it) for implementing software interface, tap, multitouch, centroid detection, etc do you? Perhaps you do.
The CPU's, memory and network stuff remaining are just (by now) well-trodden computing bits. All of this is obvious to most technically minded people.
Slapping a UI in and stuffing it in a shiny case are apple's specialities, not grass roots 'innovation', they do gadgetry mashups well and marketing extremely well.
Crappy haxx0r name
When's some group of kids gonna call themselves H4ng0nAsec or W41tAsec.
Plus root beer smells like Germoline which makes me think of nappy rash.
Re: Cinzano Bianco
'EE By Gum' for the northists
"That particular cock-up was caused by transatlantic boffins who mixed up their measurements in inches and centimetres."
Need a bigger facepalm. How long has the world had metric standard units for now?
Re: Logic and Actions of the US
Ahhh I see what you did there, you put 'Logic' and 'US' in the same sentence. 'Because we can' doesn't need logic, in fact it abhors it.
4 out of 10 - must try harder ;o)
It will 'regretfully no longer be able' to create those jobs and opportunities in Texas due to the outcome of Apple's pernicious litigation against the company.
or even more simply...
Sammy knows it'll get an appeal in Texas.
So in other words
Both companies are so confident they will ultimately prevail they're not giving in.
One company is being shitty so the other company is saying well if you're not compromising nor are we.
A fair price?
Surely 30% would be a very reasonable figure, it's certainly someone's favourite number
It's sort of ingenious in a way
You'll doubtless get some pretty talented folks knocking up some excellent versions (err interpretations) of the stuff and some unlikely remixes, etc.
Gotta be one of ....
Slide to unlock
Re: Going back a dozen or so centuries...thank goodness the British Royal Family...
1200 years ago there wasn't a Britain. Closest you get is Briton or the Latin name for the island Britannia. Which is different.
Mind you, 1200 years ago we were actually here...
I thought the UK hired them to save Europe with all that gold and businesses handed over.
Still. Bacon. Mmmmmmmmm
Wonder what the virus will turn out to be named...
Surely all the cable operators have deals in place with their preferred box providers, or is it more of a choose-your-own-box thing in the USA?
In the UK you order Virgin cable, it comes with a Virgin box. You order SKY intertubage and it comes with a SKY router, etc. SKY satellite is encrypted and hence uses the SKY box plus your card.
Unless it's a free-for-all in the US I don't see why it'd be in the cableco's interests to allow a third party access to the service feed, ultimately losing some control of the end to end provision ?
They might both (or just Instagram perhaps) have UK offices so it would mean a uk subsidiary of the US parent being bought?
I should imagine a chap from Samsung has already popped round to say 'Hi', being Korean 'n all
Apple and MS to go two's up on the purchase now they have a newly found
common hatred of Google & Amazon love for each other?
Poor old Google & Amazon
Sounds like Apple & MS have a bit of business envy in common, each company is also shitty enough in its practices to consider teaming up with the other to kick their competition-in-common, too. NOt that that behaviour is limited to those two but well, y'know...
Look out for even less innovation, near you soon.
Re: Droids & Clones
Nice, seeing as Apple are traditionally late to market with virtually every phone 'feature' since the camera
Till Anonymous stuff DietPepsi?
And is there a DietShirley ?
Re: Wrong approach
Absolutely, except then the idiots have to balance it off against how many taxable entities take ALL their money out of the country as a 'stuff you' for removing the only incentive to keep any money in the UK/wherever in the first place.
They've made a rod for their own back, as usual, and getting beaten with their own stick. The carrot, as ever is still absent from the whole damned equation (did the UK ever have one, been too long used to the stick to remember?)
If it's legal
Then it's legal.
How many commenters here would seriously, voluntarily fork over another £1 million of their earnings (assuming you were fortunate enough to be in e.g. Jimmy Carr's position, etc) to uk.gov if they didn't have to and could just keep it instead.
Oh of course. All of you would. With great big moral high ground grins on your faces.
Re: Delenda est Pupillam
Quare Pupillam delenda est?
Re: What taxes are they evading?
Wouldn't a structure of companies like that which operate in the manner outlined in the article fall under the RICO act (IIRC), as that sounds a lot like racketeering/extortion.
Step 1. Ohhh that's a nice product you have there, we have a patent, you know. "Sod off, troll"
Step 2. Ohhh that's a nice business you have there, shame if something were to happen to it. "Hey I told you sod off"
Step 3. OK, Tony, break his legs. "Ow, take my business"
So, a juvenile willingly participated in a criminal act which ended up with him getting iToys and a nasty infection can now sue his accomplices for a less-than-satisfactory outcome to the whole caper?
I assume he's an accomplice rather than a victim as he wasn't abducted or anything and I also assume he knows organ shopping is illegal therefore a willing accomplice.
Re: Who really cares how allegedly secret documents are leaked ...
An impending pre-election RomneyGate perhaps
Re: "New Breed of Terrorist"
Irishmen Remunerated by America ?
So not only did Fapple sell nearly 3x the units, they also made substantially more profit per unit too.
Samsung must obviously be doing so much damage to their sales. Poor little lambkins.
Is this a cheese shop?
Oh Yes, Sir!
I'd like to buy some Argyle Zynga Blue please....
It's a bit runny, Sir...
Facebook will probably buy them while they're going
runny cheap, then they can keep the money in house.
Take-downs and patent infringement suits aplenty when someone makes a driver to do this to keep the control freakery firmly in the red.
It's been in Android (or installable as Google Voice) for ages, think I had it on my old HTC Magic, so up to 3 years ago there. Apple have had it since the 4s phone iteration, so about a year if memory serves. Apple bought it from Nuance (IIRC), dunno where Google got theirs, I guess it's maybe derived from Festival/Sphinx for ASR/TTS, perhaps? Wouldn't have thought Google would bother writing one from scratch as there's so much FOSS groundwork done out there already, maybe they bought someone too.
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