Re: Never understand why advertising wasn't their focus
"Google sits there owning the ad market "
It's Google and Facebook.
672 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
"Google sits there owning the ad market "
It's Google and Facebook.
What makes you think that the pump was designed and developed by "young men"?
You never met a female engineer, designer or product manager?
On the other hand, not releasing a smaller ipad or a bigger iphone would have been dumb.
Very, very dumb.
"it is illegal for employees to be paid in tokens other than cash"
"So if my European customer sends me EURO I go to jail?"
You wouldn't happen to be a fan of politics, would you?
" replacing David Prowse with Hayden Christensen "
That's extremely unlikely since David Prowse was never in that scene. Originally, Vader was played by Sebastian Shaw in it.
I have to say I was terribly disappointed watching the film.
For some reason I thought it was going to be great, I went to the theater expecting to love it.
This is the first time a Star Wars movie has bored me, the ewoks, Jar Jar, the wretched Lucas dialogue may have been eye rolling, but not boring.
Yes, there were times where X-Wings made me smile and the like but really by the time the final battle started I was hoping for all the characters to die so they wouldn't be in another movie.
Like in the first scene, the parents talk about the plan they had, I don't even want to think about what they would have done if they had had to improvise.
And really, what was the Asian character about? It looked to me they piled all the Asian character cliches they could find into him, he felt like a parody of a parody. He and his sidekick were worse than the ewoks and I can hardly believe I am writing that.
And usually I root for comic relief characters but, except for the droid, I found most of the jokes eye rolling.
On the other hand, the brat has been shot in the gut by Chewie, it is pretty amazing he could even walk.
And even then, he was trying to recruit Rey, not defeat her, which gave her a big advantage.
"the point is they didn't meet the standards as laid down by the EU"
But they did, it was US standards they didn't meet.
It 'only' took two elections
"it is once again looking to see if it can also use software and services to eke out some differentiation"
But that trick never works.
Well, nice, but spying was a thing even before the internet was invented.
So, let's you network is 110% secure but governments know that your research team is top notch.
How long do you think would be before every geek and secretary in the organization is suddenly 'assaulted' by gorgeous people?
"I. Do. Not. Want. Another. Smeggin'. Adaper. In. My. Life."
It is that easy.
On the other hand, the captain should kind of grateful that the engines can't take him.
More like disrupting their supply lines.
Because it is the default browser in Android.
"Do people not care about privacy?"
If they did Facebook wouldn't even exist.
I have a third generation Moto G, it downloaded one update when I bought it in July and last month it got another.
It is supposed to get a Nougat update, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Absolutely, after all it's clear that someone that can't even deal his own party would have made a great president.
Yep, the KKK is going to be just delighted when his orthodox jew son-in-law ends up being the real power in this presidency.
Nah, that makes you the anti regcommentard.
They had backups, that's competente not luck.
Not even close really.
So, let's see if I got this straight.
Lots of British people here being amazed about people from other countries obeying traffic laws.
Lots of British people here complaining about bmw drivers disregarding traffic laws.
Everyone in the UK has a bmw?
Usually I am one of the most pacific, even passive, people you will ever meet.
But political nuts that insist on turning any thread into political shit make me wish you could legally shoot them on sight.
Think of it as the persians invading Greece with the biggest army ever mustered.
They should have won, easily, but the puny Greeks were so used to fighting among themselves that they won.
Absolutely, after all this hike depends on the value of the pound relative to the dollar, so the collapse of the EU will have a lot of influence on it.
And, lets not forget, the UK sells a lot in the EU, therefore the collapse of the UE will be great for the value of the pound.
Deadpool is a Fox movie.
But then Pulp Fiction is a Disney movie, produced by their Miramax label.
Don't be absurd, Google don't sell your personal data, that's their biggest asset.
They sell ad placement based on that data that nobody else gets to see.
And swipe notifications, don't forget them
Actually, on the first trial Oracle was ordered to pay Google's legal bills, but with all these appeals and retrials I don't know if that still stands.
You wouldn't happen to browse ElReg with a GPS enabled gadget, would you?
People usually forget that it was the B-Ark passengers that survived while everyone else died.
And they died precisely because the B-Ark people weren't there doing their jobs, phone sanitizing of all things.
I don't know if Adams intended it, but it looks to me that it was a joke on people who think of others as their inferiors.
Looks like some doctor really wanted to take the Ig noble price home.
My nan went the same way and it is truly painful.
If it's any consolation the average 'healthy' life expectancy keeps improving and they recently announced that a new drug is able to dissolve the protein plaques that destroy the neuron in Alzheimers.
So, medical research does work, even when founded by millionaires, Rockerfeller for example funded the eradication of the hookworm.
Yes, yes, last year we had the first case of Diphtheria in Spain in thirty years because the parents of the child agreed with you.
The kid died, but I am certain the parents will take a lot consolation in your ADR figures, besides thanks to them the evil companies making the vaccines made less money. If that is not worth seeing your child die I don't know what could.
Meanwhile some of the kids that were with him in summer camp tested positive for the bacteria, but since their parents aren't complete morons and vaccinated them, those kids are alive and well.
"The typical 386 system did not have enough RAM to properly run Linux."
Not at all since Linux was first developed to run in 386 chips.
Actually the announcement for the first public release said:
"It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have "
Which is kind of funny in hindsight.
On the other hand, even Linux ended up dropping support for 386 CPUs.
That future has been 'not so distant' since the financial crisis started, somehow it hasn't happened.
The problem is not the coal-powered electricity, the problem only comes when using Spain own coal.
Except that Google already bought Waze about three years ago.
When it comes to work safety there is no such thing as personal responsibility, it is always a lack of training or supervision.
As far as the law goes if he had been trained to push the button while not being in the way there would have been no accident.
But even if he had been trained, as far as the law goes there should have been a supervisor checking that people didn't push the button without following proper procedures.
And no, I am not kidding.
And they pleaded guilty in case a trial would have been even worse for them.
No, but if you have a samba server it will cheerfully encrypt those files from a windows computer.
So, backups, but you knew that already.
There is also more than one FBI agent.
"FB's business is the collection and sale of personal data"
He can hardly admit that, they are not in the business of selling personal data, what they do sell is ad placement.
The data they keep to themselves.
I am afraid they are being realistic.
Seriously, H. Clinton vs. D. Trump, is that the best the US can do?