Re: Maybe what's needed is
It'd never get past Health & Safety... (a point made, if I recall correctly, by May et al a while back...)
453 posts • joined 26 Jul 2008
"As portable electronic devices become more compact, and the number of functions performed by a given device increase, it has become a significant challenge to design a user interface that allows users to easily interact with a multifunction device"
Does that not mean the patent fails on the "obvious" criteria? Just a thought...
Does nobody else find the keyboard annoying?
a) it doesn't display the letters in lower case if that's what will be typed next, so you have to distract yourself by hunting for the indicator on the shift key (unless you just assume that auto-capitalisation is perfect - or just don't care)...
b) if (for example) you're entering a post code, when you press space on the numeric keypad it jumps back to the letter mode so you have so switch back to the numeric mode to finish off...
c) it doesn't have a "long press to shift" so you can type numbers without having to switch to the numeric keypad and back...
"Well yes, you wouldn't want her back in Wiltshire talking bollocks, would you?"
(Speaking as a Wiltshire resident, but not one of her constituents - oh... apologies for the accidental use of "tit" back there Claire...) As long as she's in the middle of a field somewhere (or the Kennet & Avon canal), that'll do me just fine...
Pot, kettle, black...
You obviously don't understand the term "I look through various links from Google news search." - unless you know exactly which links are being accessed for any given news story?
(For the record, my news comes from a range including the Mirror, the Telegraph, and points in between - including Auntie)
"Will it find the bug where the FB app on iOS keeps forgetting that I want to see people's stuff in reverse chronological order rather than FB's rather arbitrary choice of what it thinks I'm interested in (i.e. lots of other people thought it was interesting. It wasn't.)?"
And on Android, and on the Desktop... by design it is then...
Agreed on the patchy nature of the diagnosis service:
My (then 12-yr-old) daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers some 5 years ago, but only because someone at school noticed the effects it was having on her in class, so she was referred to a suitable centre and the rest is history.
I had a (brief) conversation with my doctor at the time about what I could do about being assessed myself: I was having a "me too" phase if people insist on calling it that (but I prefer that they didn't) as I share some of her traits, but all he could say was that I'd have to arrange it privately (not that he knew of anywhere local in any case) - so I left it at that, other than to sign us up with the Autism Research Centre to help them with their research.
I'll admit the code was written to fit the hotel example, so is quite specific to that. You can play "spot the language" if you like - the code would work as written (bar the dumb error as mentioned...)
My point was that the rigid adherence to the row/column table paradigm isn't necessariy the best way to go - best tool for the job and all that...
I'd say those limits are tethering-related - from the giffgaff website:
Patterns indicating illegitimate usage
We monitor the mobile internet activity which takes place on the network each day and we have developed a system to identify tethering based on this information.
The specific triggers which help us to identify tethering are referred to as ‘tethering indicators’. The tethering indicators which we use are varied. They include, but are not limited to:
Having tested a number of devices and applications, we feel that any usage over 1GB/hour or 3GB/day is indicative of illegitimate usage
Using a significant amount of data for a long period of time (ie we’d expect someone to sleep at some stage within a 24 hour period).
It is a very small minority of members who are identified as tethering using these indicators, but unless this usage is prevented, illegitimate usage consumes an unfair amount of network resources.
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