Re: Ditch the aluminium
So many people thinking similarly regarding Star Trek IV and Scotty. I feel very much at home.
644 posts • joined 21 Aug 2009
So many people thinking similarly regarding Star Trek IV and Scotty. I feel very much at home.
I'm curious to know what it's like living in your cave where there isn't anyone to point out how wrong you are.
There have been meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima only, Three Mile Island was a partial metldown. Chernobyl was human error coupled with bad design, Three Mile Island was a mixture of human error and equipment failure and Fukushima was a rare natural disaster. Out of the three, as the article says, the only deaths have been recorded at Chernobyl.
Lessons are learned through things like this. Would you have cancelled all plane flights after the first ever accident? One large plane crash kills more than all these major nuclear incidents have combined. Human error, mechanical faults and natural disasters affect planes too. That's even ignoring the fact that the reactors at Chernobyl, the worst incident, were a bad design and have not been used (the reactor design) long since.
Don't let facts get in the way of your crazy trolling though!
That was so painful to read.... do they still teach English at schools? English was my best subject at school but I find myself being dragged down through a combination of exposure and osmosis. I try to fight but there are so many....
Anyone? Thought not..
Pretty much gonna echo what others have said and wonder just how this sort of crap is allowed to happen. Buy patents, sue the company that tried to buy them and a large portion of the contributing Android manufacturers. I'd be very interested in seeing if Sony were willing participants in this sueball. There has got to be some law that if a patent isn't defended despite supposed infringement for X months / years then it's voided. I refuse to believe Nortel just sat on the patents and watched Google et al infringe them for all that time.
I very much like HTC because their products appeal to me even if they can be a bit slow with updates and abandon phones early. I really hope this isn't a potential final nail in the coffin for them as they don't deserve to go down.
Feel free to downvote or just correct me if I'm wrong (it is after 3am) but isn't this the sort of thing MS want other companies to build their games around? Cloud processing etc of part of the game I mean. If it is then this just shows all those that said it was a bad idea were right to worry. Down globally = no games for anyone if they rely on this.
Again, correct me if I'm wrong but be gentle.
When will this hatred for 3D stop?
"Sadly that feature is only available on some Android 4.3 devices, so the vast majority of fandroids will have to wait for an update before they try it."
I can't confirm this as I haven't made a series of small movies while waving my arms in a car but I have the updated APK installed on two separate phones running 4.2.2 with no issues. I have the other things the new APK brings like the Photos icon replacing G+ Photos so unless they specifically have a setting that refuses to do the "Auto Awesome Movies" unless a device is running 4.3 or above it should work with just the new APK.
You mean like this one? Seems appropriate as well that I use it now.
Shift + right-click on a file in Windows still shows "Open With" in Windows 8.1 whereas shift + right-click on a folder gives very handy shortcuts such as opening a command window as it has since about WIndows 7 and possibly Vista.
That sums up everything this pathetic excuse for a human has ever said. I'll stop here or my rant will be longer than the document in question.
"a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip running at up to 2.3GHz and equipped with 2GB of Ram to play around with, as well as a 4.95-inch, 1920 x 1080 display to draw pictures on."
"There’s nothing particularly impressive about that spec"
I've got to ask, what do you call impressive if that isn't impressive to you? I know it's about normal for a top range handset but it's still impressive and that isn't even taking into account the fact it'll cost around half the price of a Galaxy S4, HTC One etc.
I find myself still not caring. Why can't all networks, mobile or internet, accept that they are there to provide a set service and stop trying to branch out to offer tons of things? For example, I don't see electric companies trying to sell me a Lovefilm subscription. If you're good at something then stic..... ahhh now I see the problem. Carry on.
3rd party clients generally offer a better experience anyway and you get to live without ads and other meddling the companies like to force via updates. The only reason to use native versions is, for example with Twitter, push notifications.
Yeah sorry about that I need to get in the shower.
Sonnuva.. I signed up for updates before the failed launch and I'm not in the list... grrrr!
I ... wow....... yeah...
How can it be invalidated one time, have no changes at all made, and then suddenly be valid? Just how much were they paid to decide on this valuable reconsideration?
You know I almost said RAM is technically storage but volatile and shouldn't be thought of that way...
"with 8gb of memory"
8GB of STORAGE! Memory = RAM, RAM is not storage, the two are not to be used as interchangeable words. I expect better on a tech site. *sigh* I'm fighting a losing battle...
What? Oh, I misread..
Shouldn't something be done about that?
I've dropped mine quite a lot and it hasn't broken. Admittedly the drops tend to be on softer surfaces like carpet or wooden flooring but they do so at quite a speed as I stupidly stand on the charging cable and send it flying when I stand up. In fact the only damage it's sustained is a small <10mm long dent where the colour has also been knocked off. I was expecting the screen or back to be cracked or scratched when I saw that but they're both fine.
Do I want another phone with glass back? Hell no! This thing is ludicrously slippy on any surface! They could use Nexus 4s as lubricant for large machines and see massive improvement.
I know, I was laughing at the absurd suggestion of its use. Splashtop does far beter even if it's slow as hell in performance and I get far greater control. I just don't see anyone installing this because they must have their Windows apps as opposed to wanting to grab a file or something else beyond looking at a tile that flips.
I wasn't the one that downvoted you btw.
I like the suggestion that it's so you can use "Modern Apps" because what I've really wanted from my Android phone was to be able to remotely connect to a computer and effectively turn it into a Windows Phone device.
What? It's bad enough with tweets being limited to 140 characters (still..) and while that may have been part of the charm it quickly became annoying to me. I know there are alternatives and services such as TMI and TwitLonger but they feel like sticking an extra piece of paper to the bottom of an essay when you ran out of room.
Ignoring the potential of a 140 character limit IM service I can't wait to be using it so I can talk to someone and suddenly a conversation goes like this:
Me: hey, you up for <popular activity> later?
Them: sure. what time?
sponsored IM: looking for a new boiler? we can help and we do insulation too!
Both of us: wtf?
Top Tweet: Random unfunny account: Don't you hate it when something happens in your life? #obligatoryhashtag
Me: I'll call you...
Have a thumbs up for getting one of my favourite actors into the discussion.
It will finish and then proceed to give you 15 minutes before it forcibly restarts with no way to postpone that restart. After the restart it took around 5 - 10 minutes to finish before it finally let me use the computer. I noticed that I also have a previously banished IE icon back on my taskbar. Rest assured that I will be removing that piece of crap as soon as I finish clicking Submit.
I feel dirty saying this but as a hater of Windows H8 I've actually become used to the dirty Start screen. I don't use it or any apps but the speed with which it finds installed programs comes close to that of my favourite launcher, Launchy. The downside is that I still have to take my hands off the keyboard if I'm trying to change a setting in Control Panel.
On my old laptop Windows H8 noticeably slowed it down to the point that even after I doubled the RAM (2GB to 4GB) it crawls along a lot more than it ever did under Windows 7 with 2GB. With the new laptop I got recently it's a lot faster but given that it's quite a high spec I'd be very surprised if it was anything less. It's sad that the biggest benefit of a new system now feels like getting the old speed back. I'll be very interested to see how fast it is when I throw on a Linux distro later.
I can't decide if you're reacting to this having only just found out or reacting to it in general. It's been known for quite a while that this is all the Start button would do when you go to Windows 8.1 but I do like your solution.
"According to Facebook's press release, the changes are being made to made to keep Facebook competitive in the social media market, a widening field that now includes not just traditional websites but also mobile competitors such as WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger."
Ah good. I'm glad to see it isn't a frivalous reason.
I always went for Nokia phones from my very first mobile phone. Admittedly it wasn't really a choice I thought about a lot but they were usually quite solid phones and my last was the sturdy N95. I briefly considered getting an N96 and then even an N97 but dodged he latter by getting my first phone with a keyboard - the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1.
I've often wondered what would have happened if they'd gone through the Maego / Maemo / Mee...... whatever.... earlier and pushed it with the N97. The phone looked ok but running a horribly mashed together Symbian + touchscreen interface it was, from what I've read, a truly awful experience with sluggishness being a generous term for it. By the time Nokia announced and had the 5800 XpressMusic handsets available I think most people had lost faith in them. The N8 had promise but was too late to matter as the iPhone had been out a few years and Android was starting to look very good.
Oh Nokia.. if only you'd been less obsessed with keeping your steady income with incremental advances (N85, N95, N95 8GB, N96...) and taken the risks a few times maybe the N8 would have been the device to wow crowds in response to the original iPhone, especially with its camera.
Think of the wonderful possibilities you're missing out on! Today we have Day 1 DLC, season passes that don't cover all DLC or only a limited amount but tomorrow you cou..... actually I can't think of many ways it would be much worse. I'm sure a publisher will manage to make me see that I'm very wrong.
More and more I'm liking the idea of buying games six months or more after release. You get the game, most / all DLC and still pay less than the game at launch. All you get by purchasing games at launch with pre-orders is a bigger hole in your wallet.
There's no way they'll miss the chance to offer region X only phones while offering some thinly veiled excuse that using more frequences will somehow reduce signal strength allowing them to only enable, conveniently, those in a specific market.
I was referring to the app not the website.
Even with the permanently running Ad Block Plus on Android you will still end up seeing those wonderful "promoted tweets" and the new annoyance of "top tweets". No wonder they started cracking down so hard on third-party apps. It's the only way to avoid the constant stream of money spinning ideas thrown at you in their desparate bid to make more money.
I've made this comment before but roaming now works out cheaper than calling when you've used up your monthly pittan.... allowance. Short of business people that travel a lot and the rich few who are flown about for fun I don't know many people that travel abroad often enough to care too much about roaming charges. Yes they're a big deal if you get caught but the practice seems to be buy a local prepaid SIM. While this goes on we're subject to ludicrously high local charges but that's ok apparently. It only matters when it happens across borders.
Reducing with a view to eliminating them as far as I remember.
Apple ban - bad for competition! Samsung ban - not bad for competition.
Regardless of your thoughts the fact is Samsung won a ban that was vetoed because it would apparently affect competition. The products weren't the newest available from Apple but that didn't matter as it would still somehow affect competition. Now when the opposite happens it won't affect competition? The clearest message here is that the US will protect US companies even when they fall foul of US law.
Samsung have been suffering a little of HTC's fate it seems. They've released so many phones and done very little innovating on their flagship S4 that a lot seem to be ignoring their new phones. I don't think it's as clean cut a case of Apple doing fantastically. For what it's worth they always sell a truck load when a new model comes out regardless of how lacklustre it is but the same can be said about most high end devices now.
That's how I read it as well. It'll be used to spam you with adverts while you're already in the shop spending money. How is this going to work exactly? Oh, you have to have an app for it as well? I can't see this taking off very well at all for some reason.
I read that he cried during some unimportant thing. Is it because he saw that Valve were doing more than blowing smoke when they mentioned looking at alternatives Windows 8 like Linux? Ballmer has done more to kill Windows and push people to other platforms than I ever thought possible and Valve look to be saying "thanks, we'll take it from here". I'm undecided on SteamOS but I figure at least that way if games developers build for one version of Linux you know it will work without needing to hunt through forums for solutions.
I see they're competing with BlackBerry to see who can lose market share fastest and this is their trump card clearly. Nokia had an early start then HTC and BlackBerry threw their chips in but Samsung have just pulled out an incredible hand that has the potential to beat all others. After this valuable 'feature' is added I predict their next innovation will involve the phone only working with pre-approved carriers in select countries. Those networks will, of course, be the highest priced and getting some lovely little benefits from Samsung.
Region locking a phone? This really is a crazy time to be living in isn't it? Companies dodging tax all over to keep as much money as possible and at the same time using any trick they can to charge as much as they can. Burning the candle at both ends there Samsung. Great for your cash piles but not so much if you want to stay in business.
I like how they say Samsung's version of Android until they're really slagging off the UI at which point it just becomes Android. They picked the company with the most bloated and disliked overlay of all Android manufacturers but judge all of Android based on it. Lovely and impartial! I especially like how they show the two versions of iOS but you still only get the Samsung version of Android.
Surely for a fair test they should have gone with a Nexus device which, while not being market leader, is the best example of what Android is in its base form. I guess that's the point though isn't it? The whole thing is skewed in favour of iOS because Apple give you basics then expect you to pay for the rest via the app store.
"and allow for slimmer devices"
I put it to an HTC person before that slimmer phones that sacrifice battery life are not wanted and I'd rather have a slightly more bulky (10mm is bulky? I own a Nokia 5110!) device if it meant even 33% more battery life. The response I got was that the market wants slimmer devices and they'd be crazy to go against that. That was even after I'd pointed out the Motorola RAZR MAXX which didn't add huge bulk. Until the manufacturers realise there is a market for more 'chunky' devices with better battery we're stuck with this obsession. It makes me sigh greatly when the only real solution is, mostly, a battery case that ends up turning a <10mm phone into 25mm or more phone.
I often wonder what would have happened if the 286 had lost out to the 68k processors. Would we now all be using computers with Motorola CPUs based loosely around the original 68k series or would PowerPCs be leading the charge with Intel playing the role of AMD?
If only there was some way they could know roughly how many people would want to download a new update such as previous years or adding extra capacity but then they'd need to know the date this groundbreaking software was being released....
Forget Phablet anyway. If you're going to say it's a mix of both then surely it should be Phonblet.
I really want to be able to install Android on some WIndows Phone hardware but any time it's mentioned on mod sites nobody is interested. As much as I like Android I also have an HTC 8X and it's a gorgeous piece of hardware unfortunately MS are intent on releasing updates and new features so it's relegated to backup phone. Why not just get an Android phone? I have Android phones (HTC One X and Nexus 4) but I want to use it on the 8X / Lumia 925 etc.
I was agreeing with you up to the point where you lost all credibility by calling Android shit. How is it shit? You've had a bad experience therefore it is shit? Sorry but while that is going to be your opinion based on your experience it doesn't mean that it is shit in general.
If you had an iPhone or whatever-it-is-you-like-phone and had a bad experience would you then call the whole system behind it shit? If so you lose all credibility for expecting too much. If you wouldn't then you lose credibility by playing favourites.
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