519 posts • joined 27 Aug 2007
What will happen to the 5s?
I wonder if Apple will adopt the same strategy with the 5s as with the 5 when the iPhone 6 comes out, i.e., stick it in the coloured plastic?
I really hope not!
The original 5 was on my list of future phones (i.e., in the same way as you can buy the 4 cheaply now), but not any more. Now I'd like the 5s, but not if it goes plastic non-fantastic.
Re: They have a point...
Like Stephen King said, the ultimate game show will be one where the losing contestant dies.
Mars One suicide bomb mission is a-okay.
How long does it take to re-coup THAT kind of money?!!
....magnets do NO WORK when they are stuck to your fridge door, they'll hold your take-away menu in-place forever!
I am reminded of The Mary White House Experience
"..and to think Darling, if we hadn't gone to the cock fight we would never have met"
People hate being tracked
and data mined.
and since I must add letters, BOFH?
Re: Trolls or Near Brain Dead Wanaby Thugs?
This case (& other similar ones) is quite interesting, in the sense that there are different confounding factors at play, such as:
1. Never feed the trolls
Quite a few down-voters for my earlier post saying this, but I think this sentiment IS true, and yes, I do partially blame the victim(s). It always seems to me that (Twitter) victims of such abuse have never ever participated in an online (male) forum of any kind, and then sign-up to Twitter. They then post to say that they have such and such a view on subject X and are then completely surprised by the deluge of abusive puerile replies! What did they expect?! [I suppose they expected a meaningful and informed debate around their idea...., that is, they were far too naive].
2. Why continue using Twitter
If I went to a pub and was verbally abused and threatened would I, a) keep going back to that pub, or b) not go back. Hmmm? Tricky.
3. Twitter (Facebook) Moderation
Should the provider be accountable for published comments? Lots of sites have moderation leading to users being banned, why doesn't Twitter (&FB)?
4. Free Speech (in the Social medium)
When is free speech not free speech? I really don't know (apart from inciting racial hatred). Things appear to be even more confusing in the world of social media (e.g., decapitation videos on FB = good, breastfeeding babies = bad).
So, I think this case is really bizarre. Basically: Naive victims vs., nasty trolls.
Rule No. 1
Never feed the trolls.
But they [the victims] did.
And the trolls did gorge and grow fat & very ugly.
"stop, stop abusing me!!"
"nom, nom, nom..."
"the finest broadcaster on the planet"
I wouldn't pay and begrudge being forced to pay now.
The worst channel is BBC News 24.
Reporter: I'm standing IN the IMPACT crater, let's ask this woman how she feels having lost her house, her home and her 5 children?
How the fuckin fuck do you fuckin think she is feeling?!!!
Then (after the sport, ne. football) I can look forward to the weather FORECAST, where I can hear what the weather has been like TODAY, FFS!
"how long can Apple justify the price of the iPad"
Woz*: "crap, we're making soooo much money, and people just won't stop buying our products...., but I feel so guilty, how can we justify selling our tech for such high prices..., sob, the money, sob...., just sooo much money, sob..., and they keep buying them..., why don't they stop?!"
*yes, I know. But I couldn't say Steve.
Verison will control the horizontal
NSA will control the vertical
Awesome ROM can't wait to flash, doin it now in fact...
I don't care that the phone now runs at 300'C and that the HD camera no longer works, or the radio come to that, it's just a blinding fast ROM, blinding...., OK, there is some stutter on screen transitions but the lock-screen, waaaaay faster than stock Touchwiz, like, no lag whatsoever.
Another nice job*
*make sure you have installed kernel hjgUYRybhghf and not hjgUYRybhght, otherwise you will brick your phone, but otherwise another nice job.
Re: Ask The Physicist
interesting replies, cheers!
Ask The Physicist
I recently "asked the physicist" (a very interesting website) what the best colour of laser was to shoot stuff down with.
"What really matters is the intensity of the beam (energy carried by the beam), not its colour."
But is this the whole answer? What about infra-red radiation? Does this not transfer more heat to an object?
Wouldn't it be more efficient to attach the gear system directly to a dynamo and then harvest the electricity quickly using a capacitor? i.e., effectively wind-up but driven by weight? In this way you could spend 10 minutes lifting the weight a few times but then have electricity for a few hours.
I thought Apple had invented the iThing, good point!
Did Apple pay off HP?
Crispy Chilli Beef
So are you saying that I couldn't have CCB & spring rolls on my way to Mars?
Screw the radiation, there's the deal breaker.
Re: CAD has it covered
I've found the icon you needed =====>
"preferential treatments to its own services"
Next it will be Tesco's for giving preferential shelf space TO THEIR OWN FRIKKIN' BEANS
Just make it foldable already
and stop pissing about.
BBC News 24 Reporter: "Hello victim of space debris, how do you feel having watched your house and entire family being oblitafried?"
At least on a train...
....you can change seats.
On my 1h commute I sometimes used to move up to 3 times to get away from the fucktards.
MBP 13" 2009, liking it MUCH better than Mountain Goat.
My issue, when running the battery lasts ages. Brill! But when I close the lid and come back to it the battery only has <30min left. Not so much hibernating as midnight feasting.
"too fast for missile"
Military laser tech seems to be developing quickly, this plane might be redundant before it gets off the ground.
Re: tension sheet
If Apple can patent "a thing that might do a thing made out of a future like thing" then I'm pretty sure you can patent your neuronal timepiece.
Sound a bit like a neural-lace/terminal combo mind, but I suspect Iain didn't patent it yet.
Three Note 3 Fails
1. "outie" camera (just why?!)
2. FM radio AWOL
3. Note no longer has note widget that allows you to TAKE FUKIN' NOTES!
Re: Mote car analogies please
the old R is right next to Mr.T, an easy slip.
Today I myself had a similar "episode", I was going for "buffer" and got "bugger"
Re: "next gen"
This time round the new consoles have left me yawning, same old same old, just more polygons. I had thought I was going to skip this generation....., but what's reawakened my interest in killing people, driving, killing people whilst driving, is the possibility of doing it in virtuality! The O.Rift looks really cool, and this augmented reality take on it looks equally so. We might finally get that sci-fi HUD vision going (the one google glass seems like it's failing to deliver).
I think the killer app would be a real world AG game..., get fit and kill people at the same time, what could be more fun?!
Prawn takes horsey
Holly could have taken them all!
"tighter than a duck’s bum in a downpour"
The implicit tightness is already implied, what with ducks liking swimming.....
...anyway, I love my Note, but can only just hold it comfortably to make calls. The idea of going any bigger I think will meet with usability difficulties.
The phone does look really nice. What would be REALLY great is if it folded in the middle! (2014 maybe? and then all the idiots with Dom Jolly phones [me] will look like, er, idiots!).
lasers, landmines, frag rounds etc.
My earlier comment was a bit vague. I guess I was trying to highlight the lunacy that it's okay to kill people with one type of weapon, but not another. Either way you are dead, so what's the difference?!
Somebody down-voted me for my Syria comment. The point I was trying to make is, why is it okay to exterminate the population by shelling but not with sarin gas? That is, the UN/USA only got interested when Sarin gas was used (yes, I know it is "banned", and therefore he must have his hand slapped...., but we didn't slap his hand for the ongoing genocide).
Even more "amusing" is the fact that Saddam had no WMDs and the USA thought he had stockpiles, whereas the West thought Bashar didn't have any, and was in fact sitting on.... a massive stockpile!
"Fragmenting ammunition is illegal for use in war under international law."
Apparently so are:
anti personnel mines (this one I understand as they maim after hostilities have finished)
It's okay to slaughter thousands of people in (e.g., Syria), but use sarin gas to do it then you've crossed a red line. WTF?
iPhone is not the new cigarette case then....
It's okay, I'm not dead, I had my iPhone in my top pocket! It stopped the...
Re: I wish the US D.O.T. was this smart!
that'll be those dead straight roads with the 55Mph speed limit...., I could barely keep awake.
Since seeing Maggie Philbin wearing a VR headset in Tomorrow's World I have been waiting.....
The PS4/Xbone have barley got my attention this time round, but then I saw the OR on Click and realised that Tomorrow's World's tomorrow had finally arrived!
In fact, what REALLY got my attention wasn't the OR headset but the inverted dustbin-lid for "walking" in whilst wearing the OR. I think the dustbin-lid will be the game-changer (no joking).*
I would love to play BF4 using the OR-dustbin-lid set-up, I might actually manage to stay alive for more than 20 seconds (especially if the teens have to use the same set-up).
*NASA are already using it for walking around Mars! Cool!!
i can cook
as shown on CBeebies.
There is no hope!
Re: Does anyone else think the iPhone isn't that pretty any more?
why not make the whole front face of the phone a screen?
keep it the same size, even keep the physical home button.
"No forward-facing stereo speakers"
useful on a telly, no doubt.
useful if you are a youf sitting at the back of a bus watching whatever on YouTube.
Of no other use.
"very careful to preserve/maintain the user experience"
Well iOS4 killed my iPhone3G
and Mountain Lion killed my MBP
so no, you are talking rubbish.
– the new black
Re: Forget Cold War defence models - our model should be Israel
but wouldn't the Americans step up if Israel got nuked?
does Coke Cola have to carry a banner on its cans saying:
"other carbonated cola flavoured drinks are available"
perhaps the EU trade commission should act now before I am unable to decide for myself.
Re: Nicely written Alistair...
Disagree, as he failed to understand DNA's line about digital watches.
DNA wasn't saying digital watches are a bad idea (as interpreted by the article author) he was saying that we are currently in the stone age as we thought they were a good idea, when in reality they were a very primitive tech concept, that is, in the future our smart watches would be infinitely better (e.g., IMB's terminal). DNA wasn't saying he thought digital watches per se were a bad idea.
lure of the "update" button
we always think we are gonna get something better, often not the case, yet I can never resists.
Some "update" examples:
iPhone3G: iOS3 to iOS4, painful.
Mac Book Pro 2009: Snow L. to Mountain L., more like Mountain Goat.
iTunes: slower with each update.
Galaxy Note: 4.0 to 4.1.2, let me see.... lost screen transitions, wallpaper not aligned when numeric lock implemented, lost the standard clock, lost the old accuweather app and replaced with "new improved version", and biggest of all, lost the ability to MAKE A NOTE WIDGET ON THE GALAXY NOTE, of course, I did gain many wondrous things, like "multiscreen" (utter bollox), a single S Note (utter bollox), and so on...
Yet I can never resist the next update...
Screw head alignment
My eyes, it huts my eyes.
Isn't it usual in the UK that...
...when you get struck off you then open a private medical practice?
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