* Posts by follicle genius

6 posts • joined 30 Sep 2011

Opera debuts Chromium-luvvin' desktop browser Next 15

follicle genius

Re: Tried it

Ah. My mistake.

Thought it was about the new android browser.

As you were :-)

follicle genius
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Tried it

Couldn't believe how cumbersome it felt compared to the old browser - this on an S3

Plus, you can't access your bookmarks through Opera Link (apart from Speed Dial) unless you import them to the Speed Dial.

The only upside that I've found is that Facebook has an improved interface on the new browser (queue Facebook-hating commentards ;-) )

Luckily you can download the old one, now labelled Opera Classic, from the app store. Will be sticking with this for the foreseeable future.


Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

follicle genius

Re: Really ?

Erm, since when did you need your PIN to by something online?

FAIL for failing to understand how credit card work ;-)


Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

follicle genius

And, yet, David Cameron is still alive and well...

... there's just no justice in this world :-|

One of my absolute favorite authors.

I've come across very few authors with such imagination.

Reading his books is always such an enjoyable journey.

You never really know just where he's going to go with the story.

A true asset to the literary community.

And, for the record, my personal favorite ship name is 'Anticipation of a New Lover's Arrival'


Sony slams Nintendo Wii U functionality

follicle genius

Re: Only a little bit more.

The problem here, though, is that, when the Wii-U is released, it'll be a package that includes everything required so developers can create software that takes advantage of all it's functionality, because they know that everyone who owns a Wii-U will have the required hardware. Developers are much less likely to include similar functionality in their PS3 games because they have no knowledge of how many people will have both a PS3 and a Vita and who just happen to want to play the type of game they're developing.

It's the same issue as with Kinect and PSMove. The market for games utilising these peripherals along with their attendant consoles is far less than the market of those consoles alone. Thus, games feature their functionality as merely supplementary to the normal gamepad lest they lose sales by relying on everyone having said peripherals.


Euro beaks mull copyright of software features

follicle genius

My God!

If this actually went through, the courts would grind to a halt and companies would be wiped out defending against all the Apple lawsuits



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