Re: Remote IMEI check
If you paid using PayPal you'd surely get your money back pronto as they side with the buyer.
6145 posts • joined 28 May 2010
If you paid using PayPal you'd surely get your money back pronto as they side with the buyer.
If you're using the iPhone, that suggests you bought it and it's too late.
Exactly - the way he was doing it he was never going to get anything in return.
So the shock news is that if you put your whole strength into bending it, you can? You can see his hands trembling at how hard he's pressing, like he's giving a massage rather than a sensual back rub.
If your identity is defined by what others call you or how you interact in different situations, you have no real identity. I am still me whether at home with my wife, at work, at church, or at the golf club. I might act differently and be treated differently but the core of who I am is the same. I don't believe different things or have different values. I don't enroll in a local sport club under a fake name... I'm me. Why does this (have to) change suddenly because a computer is involved?
The whole point is FB isn't about being on the net or doing nerdy anonymous things, or uniting strangers in common hobbies who don't need to know each other. It's about connecting actual people to other people they know in real life.
A forum like this is entirely dissimilar from a social network. The clue is rather in the word 'social'. If you have no interest connecting to people you know IRL, online, then don't use FB... keep your real life real and your internet life separate. But lots and lots of people see the internet as a tool to facilitate RL relationships, not only as an entirely separate world... that seems to be the crux to me. Sites like FB overlap internet and real-world.
Yes well spotted. And if you're not providing that information, you're NOT PAYING, which was rather my point. If you're not happy with what the service costs, don't use it.
Person creates product to make money shocker (not).
The motivation may be to make money from real data, but that is also the point of the website and the reason it got so popular. I can't find my old school friends if they are all calling themselves BigJugs44 or whatever. Like LinkedIn, the whole value - both financially and to the users - is designed around the concept of being able to find people you know easily.
Since when has FB ever been about anonymity? Of course they want to make money from you, they're a business and you aren't paying to use the service.
If you want to be anonymous on the web, just use another service.
So use a different website, which doesn't have real-name rules in their T&Cs, for that. It's not your company, if you want to use their service play by their rules... tell them your name and let them make money from your data. If you don't like either of those things, as many don't, steer clear.
So don't use the site then. A FaceBook profile is not a right, having your profile deleted is not impinging on your personal freedoms.
The entire point of FB - and subsequently the core of their business model - was a way for real people to connect, and re-connect, with each other. If you don't want to connect under your real name, use one of the million other websites out there which don't care.
This is what you do in Xcode (sort of) to target iPhone and iPad, although to a less extreme extent. It's certainly possible though, many open-source projects do this... for instance my codebase runs on Windows and iOS and I'd say less than 1% of the code I wrote is specific to either platform.
Maybe cargo pants will become de rigueur for avid phone users?
If it genuinely runs across all form factors, without forcing the same UI on all of them, that would be something neat. Writing one application with separate UI interfaces depending if you're running it on phone, tablet or desktop for instance... MVC architecture making a big come-back!
Loads and loads and loads of medical devices already run on Windows, such as x-ray scanners, etc. "that's not a life critical system" you might say but Windows is controlling how much x-ray radiation you are exposed to...
Rather surprised eBay haven't got in trouble before now, for using their dominant position in the online auction space to drive business to their online payments platform business.
Indeed. But it's not clear if it was placed carefully in a pocket, or for instance, stuffed in a back pocket.
It DOES sound like the phone is more delicate than some, but that may or may not be to the extent it should be considered a problem. A handful of people reporting the issue out of 10 million is not a big enough sample.
It could be a bad batch with a common fault, even.
If the former it's scary to think just how many holes there must be out there.
I find it hard to imagine swiping my fingers over a bumpy surface but maybe it's one of those things you just have to experience to understand.
I wonder if MS ever considered buying BB/RIM as well as Nokia, to try and sew up the business market.
I am struggling to understand this... is the keyboard then just a touch-screen with letters glued behind it, like turning the onscreen keyboard on permanently on an iPhone? Or is it somehow a tactile keyboard with buttons, which is also a touch-pad (seems unlikely)?
Realising it won't work and refusing to throw good money after bad in an attempt to save face is still a bold move. Cutting your losses can be applauded sometimes.
So you're claiming sexism no longer exists in the western world?
Regardless, if she enthuses western MEN to then go and fight for women in those countries where only men have power, that could still have a large impact in the East.
Well I for one don't think I'm sexist, but I'd never heard of HeForShe or really considered that most of the people standing up for women are... women. I don't really buy into feminism but that point, urging men to be equally invested in fighting for women, was worth hearing.
The first mass-market bendy phone?
Just hope they don't get loose. Imagine being stuck in the ISS with flies buzzing around you, and nowhere to escape to.
You don't know much about early firearms!
It's amazing how often atheists want to talk about religion when the topic is science :) It's rarely the religious who bring the subject up in this kind of situation.
People using religion to gain power and influence has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with people. A certain type of person sees everything in terms of "how can I make money", another type in terms of "how can I use this to gain power", and so on.
The fact I can stab you with a screwdriver or smash your head with a hammer doesn't make those things 'bad'.
Um, generally the Big Bang theory is immensely popular with ignorant religious folk because it sounds just like "let there be light" :)
That's rather an ignorant thing to say for someone espousing a data-based methodology. You clearly haven't actually gathered or analysed data about science Vs religion before making a bold statement on the results.
Religion asks Why, Science asks How... when either attempts to investigate the other's domain things generally get very wish-washy.
What? I don't remember WW1 or WW2 being religious wars.
Ross it's pretty much empirically measured fact, not some airy-fairy notion you can dismiss because it doesn't agree with your pre-conceived notions. You know, statistics and stuff. Disagreeing with it doesn't change anything.
Most people are not in the bottom 1% in some areas and the top 1% in others. This extreme spread is characteristic of conditions such as dyslexia.
The example videos are not exactly inspirational, and while £25 may be cheap it's way beyond the hobbyist considering you need quite a lot. You'd think they could be mass produced for more like a fiver these days... maybe they will be though?
I also take some issue with the claims about "the limitations of swarm modelling in simulations”. Modelling complex situations can be hard but this kind of simple thing really doesn't seem like something you couldn't simulate rather easily, especially using an open-source game-engine for instance.
Real life robots still trump virtual ones though, of course. I just wish I could afford about 50 :)
While I find some of the larger phones rather amusing these days, I have a Lumia 1020 which I assume is comparable or maybe even bigger than the iPhone 6(?). I also have decidedly below-average sized hands - I can stretch a single octave on a piano (can't think how else to measure it). I have no issues using the big phone with my diminutive digits, but then I'd never have thought the right way to use the phone was single-handedly. I rather thought the point of a multi-touch wonder-phone was you held it in one hand and fondled it with the other.
Which is the most prevalent technique?
Most people would be holding the phone more than 3' above the ground when standing. Many people's pockets are more than 3' above the ground, meaning a fumble getting it in/out of your pocket achieves that. IF you keep your phone in a jacket pocket, even sitting down it's higher than 3'.
And definitely don't tell them your real height and weight, you don't want them knowing too much about you!
Who said it was a new audio format?
Music isn't just about the audio though, is it? Otherwise people wouldn't pay loads of money go to listen to songs in a big room with poor acoustics next to lots of sweaty strangers, that they already paid for and can listen to in an armchair through some nice headphones.
I think that's what this is about... something beyond just the sound. If you record a concert, even in blu-ray, it is not the same as being there. The musical experience IS fundamentally un-pirateable.
How on earth you get that kind of stuff into iTunes I have no idea of course :)
>>The man is an eejit, he reckons he can make music un-pirateble
You do realise you've fundamentally missed the point? He isn't claiming to have invented unbreakable DRM. It's about a wider "something" beyond simply listening to the track. Akin to pretty artwork in CD cases, etc, which are not the same if you try and photocopy them.
But if someone offered you the money you'd probably do it, which is the case here.
It's not a phone. It's a computer more powerful than the desktops we grew up using, selling for a fraction of the real-terms prices of those computers, which is smaller and lighter than a Sony Walkman, and contains a phone.
Modern phones ARE flat-out amazing, regardless of brand.
9-5 is already rather a big part of your life, considering you wouldn't put that much time into nearly any hobby even if you had the time!
So Cheesy, you expect me to do that in my free time after I slog my guts out working all day? Or should I decide to do it when I could be getting work done - that doesn't sound like a decision I can make lest I get a kicking in my annual review for loss in productivity.
I may be motivated to keep current but as an employee that motivation manifests as pushing for training. Not spending my personal time and money.
Is an SD card as quick as built-in memory? I assume it is, if you get a decent card?
Glad I didn't decide to sell AAPL and buy Oracle shares!
Maybe he's just bored and wants to spend his loot.
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