194 posts • joined Saturday 25th August 2007 09:49 GMT
"Indeed. Fandroids can be dismissive but anything Apple does tends to get imitated by others."
yeah, anything.... Maps? *cough*
Re: 8, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0
Ahh yes, because the jump between windows 7 and LINUX is much smaller than the jump between windows 7 and windows 8...
"The Googlers had spent around 20 mins outside at the time the shot was taken and hadn't been told of a fire drill"
Why would they be told if it was a drill? Its not a proper fire drill if they all know about it and are sat with their coats on all packed up and ready to go five minutes in advance.
Unfortunately like copy and paste this will be missed in iWatch 1 but will make an appearance in iwatch 3 to much fanfare and screams from the media about how original it is.
Its the 21st century there is no paper manual but there is one in the form of an eBook preinstalled on the nexus.
Id guess alot of people buy these to get away from printed books, what's the point of printing a manual?
Re: What would I do if I was running Apple's TV project
Quote: 'tuners (too much localisation work) so input by HDMI'
Yeah HDMI I'm certain that apple wont ditch that for their own proprietary connection then sell you a $100 adapter.
This is what the (Teletext) service existed for...
C4 text page 182 BAMBOOZLE!
Re: doddy sites?
Though I suspect that would be on the IWF list of doddy sites.
Re: I still like
@Giles Jones --
At least with optical if nobody can see the screen then nobody can scan it.
I imagine that grabbing a screen shot of your QR code could be quite easy... at the simplest wouldn't it be trivial for a member of staff with ill intent to hide a small web cam near the scanner? At least NFC has some level of security.
Re: It's not too bad
Until you get outside and realise that they gave you:
a. Too little change.
b. a mixture of £sterling and some ones lira left over from a holiday in the 80s that they managed to pass off as a pound coin earlier in the day.
c. Coins that have been handled by a number of people, some of which (statistically) didnt wash their hands after their last wee/poo/fap) - Im not overly concerned about that level of cleanliness but really when you think about it thats minging.
Re: It's not too bad
Card dropped in street : Phone for new card.
Cash dropped in street : ?
Thats one of the reasons I dont like carrying cash.
Another is that card payments are faster than waiting for cashier to count my change, getting it wrong, sorting it (Or more commonly just not realising that they gave you the wrong cahneg in the first place.
I really dont care if some one wants to pour over my card purchases.. the only thing that I would be concerned about would be what they thought was happening on the days when my girlfriend borrows my card and goes clothes shopping.
Re: Er, he was trying to hack them?
No you missed the point what he was trying to do was find the geographical equivalent of a charged number (rather like in the UK calling the 017xx number rather than the 084xx number) nothing illegal, in fact some companies will give it out if asked.
Re: Into the Canal Instead
In my Defense I said should, I know that it won't happen!
Re: Into the Canal Instead
I don't see where the dump comes into it?
Refuse and recycling is collected from outside most peoples houses in the UK.
As for he canal, fair enough, didn't spot that, but wasn't he op talking about this scheme being used in the UK?
Re: Don't we already pay
Well researched there...
Point 4 on the first bulleted list, I have lived in several local authorities over the UK and this is common in all.
Re: Into the Canal Instead
Maybe if you live next to a canal... for me it would mean a 15 minute round trip (driving) to empty my bin... I dont think I could justify the time/fuel to save 0.5p per kilo or whatever the change would be..
you have to remember, our refuse collection is not free in the UK, you might not pay for it directly but part of your council tax is for refuse collection, so this may end up reducing CT charges (or at least it should).
Re: IT Pros?
Yeah, but if your post is anything to go by the spelling/Grammar checker isn't that great.
From my experience a high pixel count is no substitute for a good lens.
I have a 4.3 mp camera that takes better pics because of its lens than some of the 14mp ones I have played with.
Its also worth noting that these phones have replaceable covers, so no need for a car to prevent scuffs and scrapes so the fact its a little thicker doesn't really matter, most people go out to get an super thin device and then jam it in 3mm of ugly plastic to protect it anyway!
Shirley the reasoning will be:
Someone untechnical wants an iPad (Bearing in mind that a good proportion of the population consider iPad and Tablet to be the same thing)
They buy a samsung because it is a tablet has rounded corners etc and looks like their friends iPad, it does what they want so they have an iPad in their mind... in this case apple lost a sale because the person was going to buy someting that looked and functioned like the tablets that they have seen apple advetising, that their friends have...
However Im with you, apple shouldnt get away with it, no one should, its anti competitive and a huge waste of everyones time.
Given the state of the patent app process I'm sure they would be awarded it.
#this #doesn't #do #anything #here.
Re: They must have amazing staff...
They stated in previous articles that there will be no electronic facial recognition it will all be down to the orange interface between the iPad and the customer (ie cabin crew)
Re: Yes you can replace the battery
Soo...$200 for a battery and fitting when I'm perfectly capable of getting one from a third party for a fraction of that price and fitting it myself (or would be if the machine was easily serviceable).
Sounds more like a way to drum up more money from your customers to me.
Re: Having fun
Yes, This http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_involved/events_and_challenges/vertical_rush was fun.
In fact I would recommend signing up for the next one.
"It was considerably safer to be "severely obese": the people in this category were just 1.26 times as likely to die as 'normals'"
Funny, I would have thought that they would be just as likely to die as anyone else (100% certainty, given enough time)
Re: 8 to 15 people per square metre
Four of these and a big blender?
You're holding it (in the) wrong (country).
Re: Fair play!
Read the article again...
Paypal do not take 30% of everything, is that what you're sugesting?
Re: Passive version
Not sure how passive it could be, its still going to have to detect and chase stuff to match speed etc, I doubt a big ball of blu-tack will do much when a space bolt hits it a 2km/s.
"I swore for my next update that soldered memory is preferable to a mem that might not be there when you need it! - so WinP7 won. Duuno what I'll get next time!"
Hmm, then the Mozart must have been a tough choice given that its bundled memory is provided by an 8GB MicroSD card. Its a fu*ker to change (requires a void waranty and a torx) but at the end of the day its just a concealed SD card held in with a piece of tape.
I believe the mozart can handle upto 32GB but its a bit picky about what it wants shoved in it.
Actually I think I know
O2 have a mobile formatted My o2 site which would only work if you used your mobile data as opposed to home broadband to view it (unless you registered your home connection with them)
This appears to have stopped working now... and the header seems to have gone..
Could be interesting fudging someone elses phone number into the header and accessing that site as there was no authentication, Im betting you could view their bills, tarriff info and call history - ill certinally give this a shot when I get home tonight and attempt to get my partners data to display via my phone...
If I do anything outside of my contract I expect to be paid extra for it.
If you read the article you would see that the result of this would be 700 High res images of a smashed car with dead people in it...
As opposed to "training them" by letting them run into the side of crossing cars?
Id much rather if they were going to do it that I had some way of knowing about it in advance...
Its not going to be retro fitted to all cars... So it will do little to stop some knob in an h reg astra ploughing into the side of me.. Unless its fitted to my car and warns me in advance that there is a knob on the loose...
Yeah, because banning people for speeding put a stop to that didnt it?
The very fact that you can get a ban for driving without a licence should tell you all you need to know about the kinds of drivers that we are talking about here.
.. true, with the exception of when they are forced.
Given the option to change and loose a small percentage of their customers or stay with flash and loose most content and thus the most custom they would do a cost benefit analysis and decide on the better option.
Of course the best option is to do nothing... Until you are forced, as they have been.
Wikipedia says that Windows has 87% market share at the moment,
So if there are 2000000 love film users that means that 1740000 of them are running windows some of the remainder will be using PS3 etc and the rest running Linux/Mac.
Now remember that Love Film is a business, it exists to make money.
Is the best way to do this to devote a huge amount of resource on developing HTML5 (esp given that others are activly doing this)?
Is the best way to do this to stick with flash and end up with no content to stream?
Is the best way to move to the next best technology which is available and will work for 87% of your users...
The fact is that MS have not said either way that they are scrapping SL, from what I have read it is supported in Win8 so will need to be supported until it comes to the end of its life (so at least 5 years) that give LF some time to play with a long term strategy for content delivery, whilst maintaining some content in the mean time.
I guess that Netfix etc are being given the same deal by the Content Providers, It will be interesting to see how they react.
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