Maybe it's a problem with the AE-35 unit?
92 posts • joined 30 Jun 2007
...and talking up BlackBerry, iPhone & Android:
I, with my dated UI and unfashionable logo, am able to RUN ANY CODE I DAMN WELL PLEASE on my handset! Not only that, but I'm not locked to a particular network (or e-mail server) and it's been around long enough to have a much richer, more useful, and less novelty-ridden range of apps available.
Who cares about WM6.5 with it's fancy new skin and smudge-tastic finger interface? Ugly old 6.1 is where it's at!
Paris icon because she's pretty but useless.
sometimes I want to just install a program and use it! eg:
a) the linux way:
1 - configure repositories
2 - spend 3 hours learning how the program was coded before you can figure out which cryptic option you should select.
3 - spend 2 more hours researching and obtaining arcane dependencies
4 - code half the functionality yourself by writing a .config file to replace the bizarre one included in the package
5 - discover that it doesn't run on your hardware anyway
b) the windows way:
1 - download setup.exe
2 - run setup.exe
3 - use program
There have actually been 2 branches of Windows versions through the years:
#1: 'Home Use' - 9x kernel
95 = 4.0
98 = 4.5
me = 4.9
And there was never version 5 of this.
#2: 'Business Use' - NT kernel
NT4.0 = NT4.0
2000 = NT5.0
After this home & business OSs used the NT kernel
XP = NT5.1
Server 2003 = NT5.1
Vista = NT6.0
Server 2008 = NT6.0
7 = NT7.0
Because some stupid prats like to blow themselves up the entire bloody world gives them special treatment.
Religion (AKA My-imaginary-friend-is-better-than-yours) should just be banned from all media channels.
If anything is going to get censored it should be the intolerant views of a minority, not the perfectly harmless things that they get their knickers in a twist over.
I don't give a flying s**t about islam, it should not be intruding into my life like this!
We refuse to "fall-back" to mag strip if the chip doesn't work - and we keep a record of the three-digit security #. If someone does manage to defraud us, we're protected from the bank accusing us of accepting a cloned card!
Despite BT's heel-dragging and reluctance to speculate, I have a lot of confidence in both companies of the ability to deliver quality products.
Maybe it's the lack of being HQ-ed in the cut-throat Taiwanese market, or just the native-speaking English documentation, but they just seem to be more 'finished' & polished, without seeming to have cut corners (Asus, I'm looking at you! - Eee PC excepted of course ;¬).
Unlike in the UK, US customers can't just put an arbitrary SIM card (or equivalent) into an arbitrary Windows Mobile device (for example) and run software that uses the TCP/IP stack? (For instance, the highly capable Google Maps Mobile).
If that's the case, no wonder Google are so keen to open it up. If not, what is the actual situation? It's a little unclear for us on the GMT side of the pond (or at least me).
I think that's the angle nVidia are taking with their incarnation of Hybrid Crossfire, imaginatively named Hybrid SLI. Specifically the bit called HybridPower.
That and the Vista-only requirement make me think it is simply a feature of DX10.1 that both houses are trying to market as original.
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