2530 posts • joined 11 May 2007
A useful extension to the display.
I guess the facts of this depend on whether manufacturers build notch shaped displays from scratch or not. If the notch means cutting a bit of working screen out then it's a waste. If the manufacturers can build them that way then I guess they're ugly but potentially useful.
Re: it is only fair that we fine some of theirs back!
That's not how it works Pete. They're being fined for illegal behaviour not because the USA are a bunch of big meanies!!
My sister's partner bought a second hand iPhone that came with an apple watch. I asked them what it was good for. "Charging" was the reply.
re: That's bollocks, it really is.
Is it? What's the compelling use case for a smart watch then? There are none in the article or comments so far....
I'd like to see it fill the page
Why doesn't it?
Re: Oh marvelous
If he's on a pc with a browser Google Hangouts is "free" and works as well as Skype.
Re: Have you hit upon an interesting way to cool your tech systems?
Do you vote conservative?
Sorry, my bad, clearly none of you in these four pages of comments have got your knickers in a twist.
And jake, you're really out of order there mate. You don't have to cook vegan for people, you can just not cook for them. To deliberately feed them something they've told you they don't want is pretty shitty.
How would you feel if I fed something you believed to be pork that turned out to be human? It's all just about where you draw the line, and it's my line for me, not yours.
Lots of meat eating snowflakes in this thread.....
You are getting paid at least twice the "permie" rate though, something "conties" always seem to forget to mention.
Even after tax that means you get paid more for the same work.
And it's not like you don't use the facilities and services that the taxes pay for, is it?
I've done both types of work, just used an umbrella when contacting, still made excellent money.
Re: BMW should stop selling the 7 series because they sell more 5s and 3s using that logic.
Not really the same thing is it. They didn't come out with the 7 as a replacement for the 5.
For your comparison to work BMW would have to be currently producing two models of the 7, one from 2 years ago and one newer, slightly bigger more expensive one. If that was the case, and customers preferred the 2 year old model to the current one, they you'd be bang on the money!
It's not the case though is it. Apple released the X to replace the 8, but customers prefer the 8. That's all this story is saying.
Google are against it. They have a fuck sight more money than McCartney, which they make in a lot of cases by distributing copyrighted material they don't have a right to use.
McCartney made his money by creating music. Google have made a lot of theirs off of other people's creativity.
Re: Unless of course it's America.
The American's don't care if the data is in America or not. The issues MS have had over their Irish data centre make that crystal clear.
Re: People complain when the bonus is linked to rising shareprice
Do they? Not noticed that round here at all. And this news is clearly pleasing a lot of people.
and then, once you're gone, trebles all round in the boardroom for doing such a sterling job!
Re: experience of Alphabet brethren YouTube involved me speaking to a Mountain View based humanoid
And they understood you?
re: it's just somebody else's computer you can't control
So to your mind my pc is the cloud? That's really all there is to it? The distribution across contintents isn't part of it? The ability to rapidly scale up and down isn't a thing?
I get your point, when I use the cloud it's not my computer and I don't control it, but don't pretend the cloud doesn't have any benefits to go along with the bad bits.
Re: I'd like to point out that that application....
Looks to me like you have no idea what the requirements of this system are but assume it's been done wrong.
Do you spend a lot of time on stack overflow answering queries with "why do you want to do that?"
Re: do you believe this to be true?
"all over the country folks are having their children kidnapped by state agencies because those agencies believe that children allowed to walk a few blocks home from school by themselves constitutes neglect and deserves removing the children to foster care"
As true as that.
Re: Separating kids from parents ? Us Brits can shut up, oh, so can the French!
Re: That's easy : bigoted racists.
You're just saying that because they attempted to wipe out the people who were living there before them!
And, nowadays, if you say you're English they put you in jail.
Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?
Your list is bobbins! this is mine:
Proper video calls like in the films
Laser weapon that can cut through a mustang engine block
Holographic projector to make me look like anyone I choose
Holographic projector to make me invisible
Universal (not just earth) real time voice translation
anti gravity function
tells the time
Re: sustainable, clean energy
Ooh, someone spotted that people in the comments know their stuff so decided a quick derail was in order?
Re: Fitting justice.
Indeed, the nerve of it, thinking we have the right to our own images! It's much more important that wankers with poor imaginations can still get off.
Re: If it was only security patches
I agree. They had a terrible rep and had to do something about it. The problem is that the marketing droids have turned it into "security updates and new features" which actually means "security updates and fucking with existing features you like to make them worse".
I'm no fan of the knee-jerk anti MS brigade, but in this case they have a point. (CURSES!!)
Re: From hell's heart, I stab at thee
Or, as they gave you the option, you could just say no.
Maybe the hell's heart stabbing could be reserved for people who run mining code without asking you?
Re: Who gives a flying fuck about uptime on any single given machine?
All the linux zealots who use Windows update reboots as a stick to beat MS with.
re: Is it because he told you the truth about your pantomime profession?
Oh no he didn't!!
What's the changelog.txt file for exactly?
Re: it's not really accurate to portray it as if it were substantially better than its competitors
Why not? The list of alternatives supplied here is shorter than in my original question. Good to hear that Bob's is still in development but what are the other IDEs that VS isn't substantially better than? Just saying "it's not that much better" is no help if you don't add "than" and give alternatives.
It's been a joy to read!! Thanks everyone!!
Re: I don't consider VS to be "great".
That's because you know of a better IDE!! Go on, enlighten us!
(Last time i asked this the best responses i got were "eclipse isn't too bad" and "I'm writing my own".)
Re: It didn't improve the functionality of the phone in any way.
Bollocks. Flip to answer and close to hang up are great features that I still miss. A small phone that opens up to one large enough to put a speaker by your ear and a mic by your mouth is functionally better than one where the mic has to filter out loads of extraneous noise. A flip phone can't be accidentally activated in your pocket because it's locked till it's opened.
3 functional improvements right there.
Re: All it is is PEBCAK.
If your user interface design doesn't take users into account then it's not the users chair and keyboard that delimit the issue, it's yours.
Re: Rejecting a vist to the Aladin's Cave that is PoundLand?
I doubt that the website accurately reflects stock levels in every store. It's perfectly possible that the central warehouse servicing the web could be out of something that is still in stock at some local stores.
Sounds like you don't like shopping in PoundLand.
Irish abortion referendum.
That's a mandate.
The paltry 2% leave got should never have been enough to trigger this clusterfuck.
Re: they are right
Surprise surprise! What's the story about? Pgp, various encrypted email providers, Thunderbird. Who does the first comment target? MS.
Tbh it's not the knee jerk irrelevant ms bashing that irritates as much as the dumb upvotes for this facile whataboutery.
Re: Poach the right people.
I know American labour laws favour the management, but can they really get away with boiling the Union Reps?
Re: You do know that's pretty much how the rest of the world sees journalists / media etc.
No, I don't know that. All I "know" from this is that there's a few people on here claiming that. Do you have any real data to back your statement up?
Re: inane perpetual ramblings about both Trump and Brexit
When sensible people see stupidity it's their duty to point it out.
re: I did not anticipate the firestorm ... would generate within the Linux community.
Really? It's exactly the firestorm I would expect from the Linux community. Never read comments on here before?
So Zuckerberg doesn't even bother to turn up for the UK parliament and the stooge he sent was just as useless but this is still an example of how our parliament is better than the EUs?
Do a logic!
Re: If it wasn't so stupidly expensive to dispose of stuff...
Central government has been reducing the amount council's get for years. They can do it because they know that the council will be blamed for reductions in service levels.
Re: Too much money?
Also notice how the evil MS aren't wasting their time picking holes in Chrome, they seem happy to let any vulnerabilities in Chrome persist.
Is that because they've now risen above this petty point scoring? Or because they know there are some humdingers in there and they're waiting for the shit to hit the fan.....?
Re: The sooner that advertisers lose their power to control content
Google control YouTube. Google are the biggest ad broker in the world. Ads control YouTube.
I'd have gone for "There's little intrinsic evidence that they understand this themselves."
Or was that deliberately clumsy to highlight how ridiculous gender neutral language is?
Re: most birds through no fault of their own are ducks.
Most birds are not ducks.
Re yes, absolutely
As you've posted ac I've no reason to believe you.
I love it because it shows how stupid bigotry is.
Less funny when you just been pulled over for the second time this week, I'll wager....