2227 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Ars Technica are a US organisation aren't they?
You'd think they'd be more proud that one of their nation's national sports has been picked up by the the Aussie's, or does a US TrollCo own a patent on patent trolling?
Good on the Aussies for holding fast.
To be fair
Apple invented the 'holding it wrong' phrase...
May I possibly be the first to say...
Re: Oh my....
Appleists haven't got over the 'loss' of Instagram yet, either
I'd shed a tear but it'd be crocodile-flavoured (is that kinda chicken-y?).
A Java term predating iThings if I'm not mistaken ?
Or did they licence that along with ios (Cisco), iphone (Fujitsu?) and (perhaps not...) ipad (Proview) ?
That is all.
Apart from 'You didn't really think they wouldn't expand their app onto something as big as Android, did you?'
These naive people who think companies are somehow their 'friends'... sheesh.
"a new benchmark in excellence"
Hearty congratulations then, presumably...
to Samsung. (Or perhaps Sharp, LG as well?)
Re: But how many 1980's papers were wrong?
I remember reading somewhere years ago that a human being dissipates about 1.5kW per bod avg...
Hmm double the population that's another 3Bn x 1.5kW = 4.5 TW. Something to think about maybe.
Meatsack warming anyone? Where's my quango application form...
Re: Curious to think...
Surely extinction would be a _failure_ to adapt?
Re: Toys out of the pram...
Only taking about 10% of the mickey, mind you :o)
Actually, thinking about it, isn't there some kind of customisable soundboard app for tablets that would do 85-90% of the same, anyway ?
Two men sayin' they're Jesus
So WTF is statcounter's 35.75% - 34.81% share slide of IE worldwide then?
Is one of these reporting global pork-pie share or something cos that's a massive discrepancy.
How much money is that
Measure in UK workers-sacked-by-Kraft wages?
Android UI issues?
Never had any on my phone, maybe it's tablet-specific instead - no use for a tablet yet. At least the touchboard is capable of displaying lower case when you're typing or can apple tablets do that - their phones & mp3 players certainly don't seem to be able to.
I always assumed Android tablets were like phones but bigger, interface-wise, maybe the Honeycomb UI is a bit poo?
Re: I'll consider myself cured, then
Ahhh of course, a politically correct/markety thing, like BC/BCE and AD/CE, then?
Inconvenient bloody weather, eh?
I'll consider myself cured, then
When everyone agrees that all the climate 'science' has been independently peer-reviewed and that what's left is as real and factual as it can be.
There, warmologists, the cure lies within your own hands.
NB I don't not-believe in global warming, just the highly lucrative shrieking of 'man-made' by our new plutocratic warmology elite who have shiny new lifestyles to maintain.
Siri is beta?
From all the guff surrounding it I thought it was a finished V1.0, just the 'beta' thing alone is misleading, surely, given the hype that emanated from Cupertino's marketing strike clones.
Never mind the fact that it doesn't actually do what is claimed to the standard that is claimed/implied.
"There is no SiriGate". OK, we'll pay out. History repeating ?
It would just be nice if the UK Gov had some decency fullstop.
What's the betting the same dating engine is used elsewhere, too.
They usually are.
Him and every football-chant-singing loon on the terraces, then. Or all the football chants polite and complimentary these days?
The South Africans have a pretty unpleasant 4-letter word beginning with M if I remember right.
Re: "Possible" is not the same as "Possible in my lifetime"
An old choice I always used to offer a director I worked under some years back...
"You can have it (the feature, etc) now or you can have it working"
No prizes for guessing which he always went for.
Re: VPN's are cheap and easy to setup
Perhaps it would be better if people rich enough and self-important enough to try & get super injunctions just kept their trousers on and didn't do The-Stupid-Thing-They-Want-History-To-Forget in the first place.
Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second.
I wonder if there's some physical principle the LHC may yet discover which relates the amount of cash, the stupidity of its possessor, the mindless banality of their action and some form of Einstein-Rosen Bridge that can actually erase their moronic behaviour from history when combined with a suitably modulated inverse tacheon pulse?
The justice system really needs to move back to the 'You shouldn't have been so stupid in the first place, case dismissed' mode of operation from days of yore.
Being porn films is no reason....
No... but merely being 'alleged' filesharers would be, you'd hope. What's the betting one turns out to be blind & deaf, one a little old lady who's 'never been to Dover' and one a person who's been dead six years.
Shame a judge doesn't require a bit more evidence than (apparently) a (C) chaser's say-so.
Quibbling with semantics
If indeed, there's no such thing as a real 4G network then WTF is it doing in the description anyway?
Come, come, Mr. Bond, surely you don't expect me to believe you have a functioning 4G network...
I notice the question they didn't ask was
Whether or not they could actually request the login information at all in the first place.
So apparently they're OK with that as long as they info accessed isn't used for discriminatory purposes, etc..
Re: Business as usual.
Yup, wherever there's a lot of money to be made take the 'facts' presented with a pinch of salt. There's a correlation between self-serving bullshit and revenue/chance of revenue in everything.
Even you, dear reader, will massage information on your CV using (doubtless) accurate wording which you've changed to create the impression you want in your client's/employer's head.
The difference is you stand to make a few thousand from your employer so the lies are smaller than if you stand to make a few million. If I thought I stood to get a few million based on what I wrote in a paper you can be damned sure I'll write what I think will make me more likely to get it.
If anyone thinks the IPCC and its chums don't have an agenda they're deluded.
Re: Is this a news article or an op-ed?
So the IPCC stuff is all peer-reviewed then (by non-IPCC people, natch)?
Just checking, seriously, I don't know if it is or not.
'Alarmist' would be somewhat unjustified if it is indeed all peer-reviewed work. Not if not.
On a tangent
I wonder if there's a correlation between fanbois/fandroids and warmologists/sceptics
And if there is, which demographics would have the highest overlap...
Joke or Troll... hmm troll then I can pre-empt the inevitable...
I think the implied context there was...
AT THE SAME TIME
rather than over 50 years or whatever
Spoiler tags required!
Re: Possible spoiler-guessing
Ah well, I *tried* to get the guessing bit below the fadey-outy-thing
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