851 posts • joined 14 Jun 2008
Clippy says: "Did you mean 'deflate' and 'do' instead of 'inflate' and 'comment'?
Apart from that: Ethan & Hila should be entitled to a share of his revenue, they not only got him extra publicity, at the end they even encourage people to check out his other stuff.
This is somehow like the producer of 'Manos' complaining about turning up in MST3k.
1. Make crap video
2. Have someone else (secretly part of this) diss it badly
3. Sue, countersue and get lots of publicity and more click revenue
4. Split profit 3-way between the two parties and the lawyers.
If all the fun bits are taken out of all of IT, it will really belong to the penpushing beancounters.
We are almost there, and when we arrive, coding will be 6Sigma'd and all these wasteful indentations that only cost storage space, obviously, duh, and all these extra protocols like tcp (to be replaced with a 'get it right first time, every time' strategy and a penalty for dropped packets) will have to go because they're in the way of improving efficiency.
How long will it take until it's regarded as unlawful to not have any electronic devices on you? Just imagine some checkpoint person can't find anything on you that he could ask you to unlock, wouldn't that be suspicious?
"Must have something to hide, she's/ he's clean, better be safe, detain and check the home."
whereby patients load an app onto their phones and input data about what medicines they are expected to take, and when they should take them.
"Ok, thiss is , llet's see, err, 'Sinemet'; nnow whherre do I, oh herre, dose and freqquwncy:
Takke 22, 33 times a day. Done.
Can't go wrong.
Just to rain on the "bad eyesight" and the "had a few beers" squad: It ain't gonna be like that. The driverless cars (at least for anothe 20-30 years) will require a licenced driver fully capable and able to control the vehicle at all times when needed.
13 year old in driverless car solo on the school run?
6 pissed hen-night birds in an auto-limo?.
Stephen Hawking on the way to a lecture in his Google- roadster?
Stevie Wonder on the way to a gig?
Nope, nopety nope.
And if this is all out of the question, then why at all?
Just my opinion, don't listen to me.
Sorry, no Nobel for Rosling, it will go posthumous to Steve Jobs, the inventor of
the iPhone the mobile phone the telephone verbal communication.
Right after his canonization. The pope is already on the way (maybe to bless the second coming of
the messiah iPhone6 (S for saint?).
in the back of the head of the kneeling Windows Mobile.
And that just when I (and, it seems, a few other people) started to like it. Over here in Europe you can see quite a few Lumias out on the street now,, and Win10 would probably work in the right direction.
Pity that it will take 18 months to work and SN will pull the trigger after 14.
This watch might contain a first class (capacity wise) lithium battery with the energy content of ~0.005 kJ.
A charger has all the destructive energy of a household socket to go boom. That is, at 240Vx20A* /1s over 4kJ.
*The current to actually trip the breaker within 1s.
I never quite understood the issue.
Windows comes with a few applications. So do a lot of other OSs. I can't recall Solaris7 asking me if I want to install a different browser than Netscape. Does MacOS ask you if you might consider not to use Safari as default? Windows doesn't give you the choice of using a different "Notepad", does it? Panasonic TVs dont ask you if you would prefer another UI for the EPG. And so on. And people chose: A lot of them went and bought Macs
, because they don't ask that much; they know that you need your bum wiped and just do it for you.
You have the choice anyway. Just go and get something else. If you don't know about something else, then you are probably better off using the default, because you're likely to end up with a mess. I know several people that gave me a blank stare when I asked them which browser they use. Some then answered "Google" (as in search engine, not as in Chrome), or "TalkTalk" (a British ISP). One even said "Dell". Choice looks like a bad thing for these users because they can't make an informed decision anyway.
Thought experiment: Your doctor gives you the bad news and then asks: "Which drug would you prefer for your chemotherapy? You have 5 choices, right now." That must be a similar feeling to what Norma* Normaluser experiences with the browserchoice question. Luckily not so important.
IE isn't bad any more, even though I prefer Firefox personally. Opera seems to have gone "niche" and everthing else is a UI for WebKit. I think it's become a bit of a BMW, Audi or Jaguar choice.
* My apologies to all internet-savvy Normas. And all the other Normas, too.
I even think that there could be a market for more. The article states 40 MiP sold last quarter, each wanting a companion watch. There will be more sold in the almost quarter to come until Watch release and having a new iPhone without a new iWatch is like putting Romanian remould tyres on your Porsche Panamera or buying a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes and wearing ASDA Smart Price tights with them.
You just have to have it.
And here's the good thing: While it shows that you are a modern, sophisticated, successful, beautiful and knowledgeable person, it can hide the fact that you only have iPhone 5C in your pocket, because your contract didn't allow upgrading on iDay. A Ferrari keyring on your Fiat key.
So, the 40M plus the new Apple customers on Black Friday and after christmas plus the up-pretenders sounds very reasonable to have a 50M initial stock. It might just be out of general goodness to God-Bless-America to have, for a change, enough stock for the demand to avoid city centre riots and these unsightly shanty towns trailing away from the Apple stores for weeks.
Apple Watch is, again, a very cleverly marketed and priced trinket. Nobody needs it and everybody can afford it; let me clarify: there is no urgent use for this item, so your dislike slides off it, you can't reason for or against it on an objective basis, it becomes a matter of taste and fashion or mock-taste and mock-fashion. Any argument about it will be emotional, and emotional arguments against something usually only harden the resolves of the parties involved.
The price point is cleverly honed to peak impact: the most expensive that everyone can immediately deal with. 350 VMD is your utilities bills(water, gas, leccy, comms) bounced for a month, plus cutting the food down to staples. And, hey presto, you're a $positive_property person.
Just my personal opinion, don't take it serious . . .
Whooo, easy! I didn't mean that you broke it or anything, I suggested that you probably programmed the WP version inhouse. My reason for this:
It never loaded the comments. So there was always a fault with it. An external company would be asked to deliver a servicable piece of code.
I ask $plumber to fit a kitchen sink. He does, but the hot water tap does not work. I complain and he comes and fixes it. At no extra cost.
Ocasta made an app. An important part of this app never worked. They should fix it.
It should cost you (the Reg) no more than the time to write an email. Regardless of amount of readers or updating or whatever.
Nothing to charge, nothing to pay.
Ok, agreed, no ad revenue lost if all of
12 7 5 WP users don't use the app or the site . . .
But for a working app, I think people rather would pay. Useless freebies can be had by the million.
Time for me to go and get an Android phone, maybe. Oh wait, that app doesn't work either. Time for a new contractor, maybe?
Sorry, starting to get snarky here, I'll shut up now.
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when he upgrades to another Android he just needs to sign in and everything is there for him again. No fuss no hassle
no privacy no security.
Exactly what puts me off.
If I store my stuff on my device I'm responsible for it. Outsourcing resposibility for private data (to whatever OS) doesn't sound like an advantage to me.
There's no need to delete them from the phone if I used a standard digital camera . . . Cough. I'm sure that's not what you wanted to say.
I go by the rule that if I don't want it to be known or seen, I'll not tell or show it. Specially if it can be connected to me.
. . . and in my book putting it into any cloud as a usable file is showing. If I really, really need to back up to a cloud service, then the file is locally encrypted first and then uploaded. Encryption by the service is not acceptable as far as privacy is concerned.
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