1m asses to mars
144 posts • joined 22 Aug 2007
.. and the Pre before that. How soon we forget :-(
... But then I would think about webos and cry.
"... bought back earlier this year from Microsoft, which will continue to try and sell handsets under the Lumia banner."
Remember it? I still use a Pre 3 as my only phone. I do try out new phones in the phone shop occasionally, but they're all the same boring slab with the same inelegant OS on them. Just in different sizes with a different name on the back. :-(
Elevated by RGBA and TBC
Puls by Rrrola
Then plows into a bus? Pedestrian sandwich. At least without the glue, the pedestrian might have been thrown clear.
Also, I can see ne'er-do-wells throwing things at google cars trying to make it stick. Soon you'll see them driving around with beer cans, traffic cones etc. adorning every surface.
Yeah, but then she just would have had a Guru Meditation instead ;-)
If you value your data, back it up.
Which reminds me. I must get around to backing up my data at some point.
Good luck moving anything from France. Closing French operations is really hard.
As someone who bought a Lenovo G50 laptop with the crapware on (incidentally, I think its otherwise a really nice laptop), reading this sentence was like this:
"Lenovo is now offering all customers who had Superfish ..."
"... (those who bought a consumer PC between September last year and January)..."
"... a free .."
Ooooh. I like free stuff!
".. six-month subscription to McAfee Livesafe security scanner"
The HP Veer was lovely, it just needed the software bugs ironed out, but sadly it was never to be...
Not true. I held back on open sourcing hivelytracker (http://code.google.com/p/hivelytracker/) for years because the code is truly horrible. In the end I caved because people wanted to port it, but the comment at the top of gui.c says it all:
** Abandon all hope all ye who enter here
** (consider this fair warning)
and I have other projects that I would want to seriously refactor before opensourcing :)
wrong on two counts:
1) it was not better than the speccy or c64. It had only 8 colours, low resolution, odd colour attribute system and no vsync. The sound was better than the pre-128k speccy, but that's about it. It also had far fewer games, and a lot of the games it did have were poor.
2) it wasn't french. It was english, but sold better in france and was eventually bought by a french company.
I still have a soft spot for the oric, though. So much so that I wrote an emulator for it (oricutron).
support the Palm Touchstone? I've got loads of those ;-)
My wife just got a passport since she was fed up with touch screen keyboards (something I can sympathise with, I'm going to miss my Pre 3 when I finally give up and upgrade).
I think its a really nice phone. I'm quite tempted to get a Q10 after seeing the passport (unlike my wife, I don't have a handbag, so I need my phone to be pocketable :), but really I'd like to see a "Q20" or so with the touch sensitive keyboard idea from the Passport.
Do they have a word for Facebook clickbait?
I think they mean 7325:
although that was 5 years ago, so I imagine they'd be using a newer chip now (?).
Your Amiga is alive!"
Those were the days ;-)
Do the Arapaho have a term to describe the Cloud Internet Of Stuff As-A-Service™?!
Ahh yes. I think "chaka demas" is a southern Arapaho variation.
Actually the Arapaho term for pliers is "chaka demas"
its still my only phone. I don't want a smart tv, I want a pre 4 :(
Is this the Grauniad? ;)
To be honets, I'm kind of tired of backing the dead horse. As much as it pains me (I never liked Android at all), I'm probably going to join the Android crowd. Its a lot better than it used to be, and maybe when I finally can't hold on to webOS any more, maybe it'll actually be nice to use :-)
An insider retrospective would make fascinating reading, I'm sure. I really enjoyed a Nokia one, that I think might even have been here on El Reg.
To be fair to BB, BB10 is (imho) a LOT nicer than the traditional BlackBerry OS!
BB10 looked really nice. It was always in the back of my mind that I'd probably hop over to BB10 when I finally gave up on webOS.
It seems, if you want to know what technology is going to die, ask me what my preference is (I'm still using a Pre 3 as my only phone, and have an AmigaOne XE-G4 that I still use occasionally :)
and if not, why not?
That is exactly why I still use my Pre 3 as my only phone. I've never found any other phone UI to be so fluid, it just never feels like it gets in the way.
I am the technical support for my family, and between them they have various Android, Windows Phone and iPhones, and it always feels nice to use the Pre 3 after using their phones...
I'd queue for a Palm Pre 4. But then i'd probably be the only one, so it wouldn't really be a queue :(
Especially since I suggested it last time :)
Apparently, it was originally developed on the Amiga, but as the Amiga market died, they moved to the PC.
Later, an unofficial clone was released for the Amiga, which was called "Payback", and while it suffered a bit from being developed entirely by one person, it had a certain charm and was fun enough to play. It was later ported to the Gameboy advance.
surely ! is close enough?
Note to El Reg: Please update your headline with slanted exclamation marks! :)
I'd much rather go to a demoparty like revision or sundown!
Can't speak for GM, but the Palm Pre/Touchstone combination works great in cars. The magnets hold it fine.
The Pre 3 made it a bit trickier since they changed the curve of the back made the touchstone not have such a great grip. Some people filed down the plastic a bit to get a flatter curve, but I found in my VW Passat it was fine because the Touchstone perched neatly on the flat bit between the gear knob and the climate control panel, so it held the Pre 3 in a good gravity assisted position.
I would assume that any in car built-in wireless charging would have some method of stopping the phone going flying across the car on roundabouts and bumpy roads.
Every time I get in my car, if my phone power is low, I plonk my HP Pre 3 onto the Touchstone. It really is excellent to be able to do that without fiddling with wires. Its also very tidy since I installed it with the wire to the touchstone hidden.
But Safari isn't supported either ;-)
Doesn't work in IE for Mac? Doesn't work in Windows RT?
Even Microsoft don't support Microsoft products!
Given that "Amstrad" is "Alan Michael Sugar Trading", "Amscreen" must be "Alan Michael Sugar Creen" (or at least a word that starts with creen). I don't know what a creen is!
I suspect that actually what happens is that your phone rings and nobody cares, then the beat drops and you flip it open, and they still don't care.
At least the touchpad had a differentiators, even at its original (admittedly ridiculously high) pricepoint, namely webOS and a really good inductive charging solution.
This is just a generic "me too" product.
I'm well aware of how HP massively cocked it all up, but its not like webOS ever set the world alight before that.
(also posted from my beloved pre 3 :)
but it is also the same strategy that webOS used, and it didn't get them very far, even though webOS was (and, to me, still is) excellent.
At Sea Parks?!
and I would probably be tempted to move on from my Pre 3.
certainly android, ios and windows phone have failed to tempt me away from webos so far.
I had one briefly before upgrading to a C64... its an interesting machine...
Many years later, I wrote an emulator for it entirely from scratch, just for something to do on my train journey to work...
I would be hankering after a Pre 4 by now :(
Oh wait.. Lucasfilm already ruined the crap out it. Never mind, carry on.
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