yeah, wot he said
yeah, wot he said
google maps doesn't work in china anyway...it's consistently off by about a kilometer to...iirc...the west. i'm comparing to the gps position, of course.
nokia maps, oddly, are spot on.
it's difficult to tell what is blocked or just some problem...people always jump to conclusions, of course.
however, slashdot wasn't accisble for extended periods in the 2006-2007 period. if it was being blocked, the I find it difficult to beleive it was deliberate...more likely the blocked a whole netblock which happened to include slashdot. i don't recall any sensitive topics, but people spout all sorts of bs here, so perhaps there was a thread I missed.
I worked on the following app on S60 (2nd and 3rd edition) which was based off Symbian - I mostly did porting, build and small feature work, with other clever folk doing the glory work, but anyway :
I have yet to see anything quite so innovative on other platforms - though, presumably, that is mostly because the platform makers (Apple, Google, Microsoft) don't want lowly developers messing with what happens when the user gets a phone call (though the above works with SMS/MMS and as a screensaver too - *screen* not *battery*).
I'd like to see if there's anything similar for current platforms - I don't get much exposure to them.
Anyway, I like to think that the above app was quite a bit better than garbage, despite its limited scope.
I disagree that the examples are irrelevant.
What if you offer retailer $3.00 for something they're charging $2.99 for? $5.00? $10.00? When does it cease being a 'charitable' tip and suddenly become you valuing the item more than they do?
Anyway, tips are way different in the US than anywhere else (in my experience). For such positions in most(?) countries, they are *not* paid assuming they will receive tips - they get paid for the work they do. It may not be much, but the assumption is *zero* tip, not like in the US where it is something between 10% and 20%.
It *is* irrelevant, to my argument, what the retailer wants, so much as whether I consider it to be more valuable that that or not. I might be so thrilled with the product/service/whatever that I say, "no...I want to pay more". Yes, that happens.
Yes, corporations tend not to do that so much, especially for government or other corporations, but that wasn't my point. Your example was a bad one because it does happen and you suggested it doesn't. You might say my examples are irrelevant, but my point is that *your* example is irrelevant because it's wrong.
Are people claiming that only US-taxes are relevant. I mean, they should pay "fair" taxes somewhere, right? I don't think people are limiting the 1.9% to just US-taxes, but all taxes. I could be wrong, of course...
> "That'll be $1.99, sir," and you said, "you know what? Here's fifty bucks - keep the change!"
You seem to be suggesting that doesn't happen. You've never considered that something is worth more than is being charged and even wanted to pay more? What about giving a tip when service is better than expected? Isn't that the same thing?
I admit it - I *have* offered to pay more on occasion, but it's never been in 'bucks', and never as much as 1.99 -> 'fifty'. Tips seem to be the most acceptable way of over-paying...and I don't mean the crazy US-style tips where you *have* to pay else get an ear-full from the waitress (or whomever).
Anyway, isn't it common to say 'keep the change' in the US? It rings a bell from paying for a taxi, for example, which is probably the most recent time I paid more than was being charged - in London in my case.
I don't think he was contradicting or arguing with you, so much as continuing the discussion, as if it were a conversation.
in this context, unreasonable is 2%
I've seen and handled the Samsung tablet in question, and I own an iPad (a gift), and I conclude that the Samsung talbel is actually a lot cooler. For a start, the speakers actually face in the direction of the person looking at it, and not the other way - that makes it much better in my opinion.
Actually, it is really cool to be cool these days? I though Apple products are all passé now. Do people really still think they're cool? I would be embarrassed to be seen with one.
yeah - test the extradition agreement in the other direction for a change...
Got any nice references for the illegal actions? Curious...yeah, I'll look myself, but wondered if you had any good ones in mind. I'll check groklaw first - I guess it has something there.
29MP? Like in a Nokia 808? Though that has a 41MP camera...yeah, it does some interesting things too, along the same lines as you mention.
Yeah, an excellent point. I wonder how *I* would react...probably not a lot differently to some of them. It makes me think of some comedy shows - a bit like Denis Pennis, for example, where he goes out of his way to be rude.
"First in the world' apparently :
Free too...and free internet access too...and free wired power too.
A very interesting (and somewhat balanced, unusually) response. I wish I had mod-points.
"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond