My exact thought, also.
3265 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
My exact thought, also.
Putting a frigging password on your 'puter and then NOT telling anyone what it jeffing well is.
Especially around your current squeeze's child from her previous liaison with Satan.
Spawn of Satan indeed!
You'd have laffed your ass of at the suggestion Samsung would become a serious phone competitor to apple.
Not laughing so much at that one now, eh?
Crumbly Wumbly Casey Wasey
Not that he doesn't deserve a kick up the arse but, when it comes to greedy megacorps, these days I'd be on Idi Amin's side if he were still alive and being hounded by the MAFIAA
Fuck ACTA and its megacorp self-interested sponsors.
My thoughts exactly. If it were a cheap take-on-holiday gadget that let you access email and share your snaps then that's top banana.
For £150 absolute tops. Needs to be cheaper than a netbook for sure.
I don't want a white one.
Well, if FB want to order 5M units, I'm sure HTC will happily supply.
Which leave branding, apps and underlying platform to Failbook to dictate, presumably with their usual incredible stupidity, based on the web UI which is truly awful.
Given that they have, truly, one of the worst search algorithms (based on the crap it calls results) ever devised by mankind I shouldn't think a phone would be any threat to HTC/Samsung/LG/SONY/Apple/etc
It'd just sell all your phone activity & contacts to direct sales droids while asking your Gran what kind of Koala she is via £1.50 SMS.
You could take a machine gun to these humourless petty bastards.
Oh shit, was that incitement?
It really takes three high court judges to work out if the guy was a loonie threat or just venting?Morons. Pathetic. There is no icon disparaging enough.
Looks more like the bellybutton to be honest....
There's something about spaaaace that really brings out the fromage....
Or are they trying to get some back?
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled off...
Was to head up the Catholic Church.
Where's Kevin Spacey when you need him!
I thank you....
If she's a hottie that's your perfect headline ;o)
That's a really old OTA protocol for SMS if I remember right (and got my acronyms right) which allows you to set a number of messages and the individual message's number in the sequence in the header of each SMS so your phone can reassemble it.
I'd really have thought Nokia or Moto would have had that one.
Plus it's bleedin' obvious, too, and I'd have thought it would be FRAND, also due to its commonality in every phone for the last 15-odd years? Maybe it's the WAY Microsoft did it, e.g. only on Tuesdays after a particularly satisfying bowel movement, that makes it different if not the same thing.
That's OK, the speed limit in the UK is 110mph on motorways
Errr.. isn't it ?
Wheatley and GladOS in homage to Portal, please?
Space. SpaceSpaceSpace. Spaaaace. Space.
I thank you.
I read something yesterday that Thompson valued it internally at $9.50/share so it could have a loooong way to drop yet.
Even $9.50 is way overpriced, imho... I'd value it seriously at maybe $2BN, sarcastically at about 37p which is still possibly more than I'd pay for the whole shebang though I can afford to lose 37p.
The real tragedy IMHO is that all these fuckers with 40BN dollars to squander in evaporating share prices would be better putting that kind of cash into advancing the human fucking race.
You know.. 40BN of medical research, space exploration, alternative energy, etc.
#Failbook cos it needs to trend. #Fraudbook even.
Big Meeja have had years to get over themselves and bring themselves into the online age.
Now they deserve the results of their failure to act, when everyone has been telling them to for a decade, to bite them squarely on the arse.
They both look ecstatically happy.
In the sketch the guy got into the cupboard/chest/etc whenever someone said 'mattress' I think and to get him out everyone else had to get into the fishtank and sing Jerusalem.
So yeah more of a getting into the tea-chest moment really, thinking about it, but the fishtank is a funnier image and no-one would have got the reference without that! (Apart from Hardline Python Fundamentalists, of course, who, it is rumoured, cannot suffer to see an image of a dead parrot ;o)
Facepalm for remembering it the wrong way round!
But I see them everywhere....
Seriously though, any religion that does the equivalent of putting it hands over its ears, closing its eyes and going LALALALALALALALA whenever something it doesn't like comes along needs to grow up, move out of the dark ages, etc, etc.
The Catholics would be stuffed if they hadn't matured past THAT particular stage ;o)
Perhaps they need to declare electroma-tricity the tool of the infidel and chuck all their comms gear out so they reduce their chance of accidentally having to do the equivalent of getting into the fishtank and singing Jerusalem (Monty Python ref for those not in the know)
Fail cos well, if you wanna live in the dark ages that's fine but don't expect to be able to do it with interwebs and mobile phones.
Like TV advertising where you can tie up broadcast times with web traffic, and Google ads where you have lots of data to correlate, Farcebork also provides some metrics, presumably.
So presumably the metrics GM are getting are nil/insignificant or maybe adverse data based on what their marketing conversion bods are working out vs cash spent.
There, you could have asked me (or pretty much anyone else) and saved all that time writing an article.
To paraphrase Team America...
We're America, fuck YOU
Or perhaps to paraphrase Doctor Who...
El Reg needs a $$ greed icon for this stuff!
The taxpayer is paying $5.2M less for NASA than they otherwise would be.
Whiners are so half-empty.
I might open a site selling second hand shirts, one previous bubble investor owner.
That is all
Not allowed within 50 miles of the UK.
Doubt you'd get 12 months for that
And if you don't?
Just guessing here but crims don't usually give that stuff up so easily do they?
Wouldn't they back it up in a room with no signal or a blocked signal to prevent e.g. the user remotely wiping their 'lost' phone when it connected to the network?
I suppose the sofwtare might encrypt the data retrieved with a key or some kind of MD5 verification to ensure that version remains untampered should it need to be compared to the original device in the future?
You'd bloody hope so, anyway.
Are they not worth the effort or are they really more secure than the naysayers would have us believe?
I don't believe they're not worth the effort, so...
To kindly remove themselves from the human gene pool.
Supreme court, isn't it ?
There. I said it.
Yeah there's maybe Intel chippery in some stuff, etc, you can't hope to avoid that kind of detail but give your money to Korea, Japan, India, etc ... they make perfectly good stuff.
If you don't support a company's behaviour/actions then stop funding it with purchases cos that's its oxygen, your money.
I'm with @Michelle, patents were meant to PROTECT innovation, not strangle it. I seriously hope Samsung hands Apple their own arse this year.
I have loads of activity on my G+ account and I post something most days, too. Also there's no bullshit 'Come and join me on my farm' or 'What kind of Koala are you?' invites.
Perhaps they were paid by Farcebork for that 'survey', to make FB look more important, or they just don't know how to use G+
Let the Farceborkers stay there, tending Koalapeople on their virtual farms. G+ is a much nicer place altogether.
Then why does their shit still display an uppercase keyboard and highlight letter when you're typing in lower case?
And yet again Piracy being equated to REAL LOST SALES for all those poor starving software houses.
I notice they didn't mention business
licensing piracy, maybe that wishful cash cow got turned into burgers so now it's blokes under 34 instead.
Fail. Well, it's the BSA, innit.
Is that like Tuesday everywhere else?
Like it's Australia's fault, somehow.
Pint. For all Aussies cos it's not their fault Apple are liars.
Here in the UK I'd do the same thing. The openly corrupt and self-serving UK government does extremely little to merit a tithe on my success.
I'd chuck UK citizenship away in a heartbeat if I could afford to move elsewhere, though it might be more financially expedient to just buy myself a member of the cabinet and maybe pay them 100th of the tax into a personal bank account to have the bill waived.
For Kneelie Kroes, please!
There's something seriously unpleasant about a business model based on suing people for shit you never had the brains to invent yourself. I should think about the only thing
IPTroll IPCOM created was jobs for lawyers.
There's a real need for agreement that if you're not utilising 'your' IP then you don't have the right to defend it or demand a license. In fact if you don't utilise it within 5 years of grant/acquisition it's voided and made fully open.
Actually a bunch of investors getting burnt by what, on the face of it, looks like an overvalued piece of trendy shit is possibly EXACTLY the kick in the arse they need.
Overvalued, more like.
Bubble, meet pin.
Another vote for this great app.
It's looks great and is the only media player I've found on 'doze (and Linux come to think of it) that easily lets you browse
standards-compliant non-Microsoft DLNA media servers.
Never got Mediatomb/Ushare to show up under VLC/Media Player/Rhythm Box/Banshee
Agreed but it's not like Apple didn't know they were going to make an ithing5 is it.
Why didn't they exercise due diligence over their own trademarks and register 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc way back.
Each side would seem to be as stupid as the other this time.
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