* Posts by TribalTalker

3 posts • joined 14 Jul 2011

Jeff Bezos' thrusting cylinder makes Elon Musk's look minuscule


The clue is in the name

Anybody else think this isn't my tin-foil hat talking?

Shepard -> sub-orbital

Glenn -> orbital

Armstrong -> moon landing... crikey.


AMD to double up cores with Jaguars


Re: pronouncing "Jaguar"

I once worked with a US American who collected Jaguar sports cars. He was astonished that I had never heard of Jaguar, as I'm British. It took me half a day to decode his pronunciation.

UK: Like "Jag you are"

US: Like "Jag waah"

Then he started talking about "stick-shift", "hoods", "trunks". I learned a lot of Americanese that day. And some Hispanic swear words... Happy days.


Amazon's anti-iPad arises 'in October'

Big Brother

App Store is totally generic - prior art

Symbian developers can (could? probably none of us left) build programs as .app executables. Thus the notion that Apple can possibly "own" the idea of an application being an "app" is nonsense. It was common usage amongst developers. The stable door is wide open on this one.

Having given them a heads up, I'm waiting for the fruit-themed lawyers to swoop on the cooling carcass that was Symbian, to purge it of the unlicenced, unapproved, unholy and gosh darned unamerican use of ".app".

Did I say unamerican? Apologies to all those nations in North and South America that aren't the US of A.

Apple is a laughing stock amongst developers immune to the reality distortion field. Probably.



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