116 posts • joined Monday 26th February 2007 16:07 GMT
Re: superbovae ?
Is that the plural of a spherical cow in a vacuum ?
Same here. Working mainly on Linux, I usually have 3 different browsers open (Opera, Firefox and chrome) sometimes including konqueror/rekonq/whatever.
Of those 3/4 I find that I tend to use opera least, simply because it doesnt fo what I want it to, or at least not in the way I expect it to.
Nothing serious, but sometimes it's just slower, sometimes it's just annoying and sometimes it's just crap.
And sometimes it does things to a webpage that none of the other browsers do
Still it has it's uses, so i keep using it, but if I had to stop using any one of those 3, the obvious choice would be opera.
Re: I hate Boffins
He might have been talking about that Cricket match near the chinese border , though I think that was pre-Pearl Harbour .....
Re: A nitpick
Zawinski's observation is in all good books on regexps
'Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.'
Re: Stupid Question
back in the early 90s this was more or less how you had to compile gcc on machines that did not come with a compiler
You downloaded a bit of binary code that would compiler some source code into a proto compiler
(or if you had access to a Convex, you could use the Convex C compiler to build the proto compiler)
the proto compiler would then compile a second set of source code into a simple compiler (Im tempted to write a basic compiler, but that would confuse matters).
the simple compiler would then use the gcc source code to compile gcc
[but this was not the end of the build cycle, there was more ...]
the gcc-you-had-just-build would then recompile the gcc source code to create a proper gcc compiler
Note that the downloading process could involve having to uudecode some uuencoded files to get the proto-compiler, and there may not be a uudecode program for your OS.. Fear not .. as long as your OS had a hex editor, you could usualy find a printed copy of the hex code to do basic uudecode on your system.
All you had to do is retype the printout exactly as it was in the printout.
Though I think most of the ftp sites (like the wsmr one) had binaries of uudecode for pretty much any conceivable platform) ...
@I like noodles .... so you would be driving with nothing, even without a thong .. and you thin k that's lucky ?
Did he used to be a drummer ?
Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it's not just widely reported
Re: I used to have the same problem
Ah, but those were the days when USB pens and other USB devices were thicker then they are now, and the USBplug part would be at the bottom of the USB device,
so having 2 in reverse polarity mounted atop of each other meant that you could use the double height USB devices without blocking the other port.
Crappy ascii art
==| n S B |
Re: if the phone is on and the ecryption key in ram
... or the phone could be locked or ....
Re: "The only issue..."
Last time I had to do this, I used a perl script to manage the .csv's into whatever the right way to format a date value was so that excel could recognize it.
Not sure if that would work for you though.
This was 5 orso years ago, output to .csv -> perl script -> email -> excel 2003.
Took some fiddling, but after that the script worked fine.
Not sure what became of that script though. Couldnt find it , and cannot remember what the exact magic format was that made ezxcel get it right. Maybe just simply yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss
Re: There Is Still Hope
Why not go one step further, and did what AMD did with their 64bit chips.
Make 1 chip, that can run x86, x64 and itanic code all at the same time ?
Or are their technical reasons for disallowing that to happen ?
which is why you keep a laptop with office 2003, office 2007 and office 2010 on it (plus the upcoming 2013 version, which is sooo ugly).
Google for ``smashing the stack for fun and profit''.
PDF link here http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs161/fa08/papers/stack_smashing.pdf
Re: "Sales of 4.4 Lumia units"
maybe the .4 was a rental that got returned after a bit under 5 months ?
Ob: Userfriendly reference
EBADF, as explained in the post you replied to .
The file descriptor is no longer available, so it's no longer a valid descriptor.
EBADF is the error code to indicate that.
Re: what about traffic data
Not sure how it works, but here is how I understand it.
Google maps get part of their traffic data from 3rdparties, and part of it from phones using googlemaps.
This means that google maps works (at least over here) on my blackberry just as accurate as google maps using chrome on my desktop computer.
As far as how real time the data is, I've used it a couple of times whilst stuck in traffic (either when I was not driving, or by having handed the phone to someone who was driving with me). The traffic data (at least in the NL, germany, belgium and france) seemed to be accurate upto a few minutes, good enough to get a pretty accurate idea how far you would be stuck in barely moving traffic.
Re: Why hasn't the US "brought democracy" to NK yet?
China, Japan and South Korea would be very, very unhappy.
Even assuming the mere threat of the US invading would let to the fall of the NK government, and total freedom for it's people, without a single shot being fired,a nd the entire NK nuklear arsenal being disposed off safely, and immediately, it will only be the start of problems in that region.
Neither China nor South Korea will be capable of handling the influx of 1m starving North Koreans if the border opens. Nor will the South Korean economy be able to cope with this.
Reuniting NK and SK will be a lot more difficult then the east/west german reunion.
Re: Needs to be said again, Roadsigns?
I've seen more examples then I would like to remember of people who, when gettting conflicting information from roadsigns and their satnav, would trust their satnav.
If there are major roadworks in the Netherlands, these now include warning signs that people should switch off their satnav.
Re: What a waste of time
Not a waste of time for me, as other have said, it will make my home network a lot easier.
And sidestepping the whole AD stuff, sharing unix shares over samba to windows clients will (under certain circumstances) be faster then accessing a windows file share over the same network.
If samba 4 has better performance than previous incarnations, that would be good news.
Re: THE POWER CABLE WILL COME OUT REGULARLY
Not sure about this apple, but I've got 2 Dell screens that have USB connectors at the bottom, and nothing has ever fallen out of them. If I connect a USB drive to those sockets, I use an extension core (or a USB drive with a long enough cable :) ) so that the disk can lie flat on the desk, with enough manouvring spce so that I can move the monitor without the cables getting unstuck.
Unless it has some impressive camera tricks up it's sleeve, I dont see any differentiator on this that would make people go out and buy it .. esp. since it's at the high end of the budget phone range .
But I've been wrong before :)
5 better then 3 ?
it's been ages since I've done benchmarks on this, but arent more platter supposed to give better read performance ?
And better write performance as well, because if done properly, the r/w can be done by 5 heads at a time in stead of 3 ?
Or is there something Im not seeing ?
Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!
I could care less for the tiny frogs, but if the Higgs boson leads to a loot of burned pigeons, it will certainly make some big cities a lot more pleasurable to visit.
blame the network ?
I cannot vouch for the reviewer, but lack of call quality, missed calls due to too low ringer volume are (to me at least) pretty big reasons not to buy a phone.
Also a battery that doesnt even last a day ? On a new phone ? That's another reason not to buy it.
While most days I will be near a place where I can recharge my phone (read, behond a computer with a USB port), there are days (oh so joyous days) where I can (and will) be away from those places as much as possible. And while I understand that I can even make those days more enjoyable by not taking a phone, or leaving it switched off, I dont always have that luxury ...
Re: Long story, short version
Same here .. I never managed to convince myself to shell out the money to buy OS/2.
I wanted to get Warp, becuse it could run windows better then windows itself , but I never could convince myself to spend the money on it.
As for running 32bit, back then I was doing most of my development on SunOs (4.X) or Convex (with some dabbling on IBM AIX 3 and even a Dec Alpha (cannot remember what the model was), so 32bit was so common for us, that we failed to realize why MS was making so much noise about it :)
Re: errrrr there's more to a patent than its title.
The only novelty I see is where they claim a patent to where the data is actually written to a DVD/PMP/CD/media, everything else in their patent could be priorarted by (say) a webbrowser playing a youtube clip.
And even for that, one could probably argue that using k3b to burn Mp3s to an audio disk, where the mp3s reside on an NFS share would consist of prior art.
(whether the argument is valid I dont know, IANAL)
Re: So what?
lots of people care. Despite signifcant drops in sale, it's still a widely used phone.
Looking at the general populace around where I live, I would say about 1 in 4 smartphones is a BBrry.
BBerry may be years behind the other platforms on many things, their exchange / lotus notes/email services is still far ahead of the competition (and for me personally, physical keyboards are a prime motivator when it comes to choosing a mobile phone).
If you want a phone that can do phone stuff (calling, texting, whatsapp) and can do email better then anyone else, you have little choice.
I thought there was a recent study that showed that home sapiens and the neanderthal had interbred ?
then again, there were equally recent studies that shows they didnt. Thought the most recent one suggests that they did. (see the below 3 links, aug 24, aug 25 and oct 5).
If neanderthal was al;ready gone when men came out of africa, the did they interbreed or not studies would not have been necesary.
Last june ?
Am I the only one who thinks this is the aftermath of last summers IT failure at RBS ?
Santander has spendthe last few months trying to be convinced
(or RBS has spent the last few months trying to convince)
that this would never happen again, and those people responsible for firing the people responsible had also been fired.
And they just failed ...
The real problem now is that chances of anyone willing to buy the RBS bits have dropped significantly, as noone would want to touch an IT system that's so complex that it caused the previous deal to backfire.
Depends on what kind of office or business you're in.
The dutch government, prime-minister and all top members are using blackberrys.
Company I work for, all higher management has a blackberry.
And all of those having a blackberry are over 21.
I've said it before, blackberry might have low market numbers in actual number of phones sold, but looking around the streets, concerts etc about 1 in 4 has a bberry.
Re: It's my understanding.....
... and therefore it is impossible to cross the boundary.
Who knows maybe all the dark matter, and weakly interacting massive particles are just those strange beasts zapping by at speeds greater then light, having discussions on their version of the register discussing the possibility of STL travel (slower then light ), and laughing at the ridiculous idea of anything moving slower then light, which would mean you could actually see where you were going before you got there, violating all kinds of conversion rules.
Just as we found that non-euclidean geometry would make mathematical sense, someone with better math skills then me could try and come up with a physics for the FTL world.
Who knows, maybe all the spooky action at a distance and the 2-slots, multiple world interpretation can be solved by just assuming a duality where we have an STL universe (ours) and an FTl universe (theirs) and all the quantum machanic weirdness is just the folks from the other side trying to get a message across
(or maybe it's just interference caused by their version of the X-factor TV shows)
Man I need more coffee ...
Ok, so it's not james, but mario,
but it's a nice piece of cinematic, and everyone who wants to make a bike commercial should watch this.
It's got bond, babes, a villain with an accent to match the french taunter, product placement galore, millionaires, gadgets and a bike
Re: Misleading as ever
those companies usually also block the google drive , google docs and other ``lets share all our private data with the cloud'' tools.
So no big loss there.
if it works, and if it would be able to cope woith my handwriting ... this would be a nice piece of kit to have ...
Have been using it for the last week orso, really like it .
Got to KDE 4.9 thanks to the distros .. smooth, slick and shiny ..
Now to find a plymouth manual that allows me to put my own pictures instead of the SuSE splash screen and I will be a very happy puppy
Re: Can anyone....
it's command line, but if all you want to do is say ``copy all these files to my ipod'' it cannot be beaten.
windows 7 ?
> Preventing the Google OS from grabbing a share from Apple is Windows 7, though it'll only have a share of 17 per > cent or so by 2016, the researcher believes.
Steve B will be livid ... windows 8 was supposed to be the big breakthrough on tablets ... and now those pesky resellers and tablet makers go out and put windows 7 on their tablets.
Some people have just no shame
Re: Catapults are designed
If they can use catapults,
Im sure they can use a tail hook, and some elastic cables
Risk Aversion vs Unique appeal
Windows has themselves added an extra risk to the WP8 gamble. The fact that their WP7 phones cannot be upgraded to WP8, and are effectiveley end-of-lived.
Never mind the fact that most punters dont ever upgrade the OS on their phone.
The pureview / low light / image stabilisation sounds wonderful. (and the sample shots look stunning)
As someone who finds himself taking pictures in low light conditions quite often (and who doesnt like flash much)
I wonder if Nokia could be pursuaded to make a camera with these features (something smaller then an SLR, and with a smaller price tag ...)
Re: Tumbleweed Moment
Even after sep12 they will outsell the 4s ... it's the 5s they have to worry about :)
Dell provides a backpack option for some of their laptops. They are small enough to fit on a plane as carry on, but big enough to hold an M6400 and it's power adapter . Neal Stephensons Quicksilver (the hardback edition) a similar assortment of IT goods and goodies (spare BBerry battery, spare (ancient) phone, various chargers, USB cables, USB powered light, paper hankies, 2 sets of headphones (the airplane kind and the earbuds for the cellphone) external USB speakers, a bike waterbottle, a variation on the theme of packed lunch and 2 external USB disks.
Oh, and a couple of pens, the weekend newspaper and a paperbased notebook, and a lefthanded logitech mouse.
And since it's a backpack you can lug this around for hours with less damage to your system then one of those over the shoulder things.
where does a 4.5" screen get counted ?
The article stateth :
> .... with 86 per cent reporting a screen diagonal between 3 and 5 inches.
> In contrast, devices with screen diagonals between 4 and 7 inches represented just 6.5 per cent ....
that's either overlapping or a typo
(5 - 7 inches ? 3-4 and 4-7 ?)
Not just the UK .. if you look in Europe (and also in Texas) every 4th or 5th phone you see people using is a blackberry. The difference is that those who have a blackberry stay with their current one, and dont feel the need to buy a new one when the next model comes out..
Mine is a 2 year old running OS6, and I have no urge or craving to get the most recent model with OS7 (in fact if it wasnt for the fact that the old one had a hardware failure and was more expensive to repair then to get a new one, Id still be using that one.
So BB is popular, but it just isnt driving near the number of new sales that the iPhone and android crowds draw
as in .. Steve Baldmer ?
400 million devices running windows 8
375 million PCs running windows 8
so that leaves 25 million to be distributed between WP8 and the surface tablets.
Say 7 million Nokias, a few million samsungs that leaves about 15 million surface tablets
I say that's a tad optimistic
Re: measly 8MP
Well, apparently the 8MP camera is giving much better results then anything else in the phonemarket.
My ``real'' camera is an 8MP panasonic lumix , and quite honestly 8MP is more then enough for me.
99% of the pictures I take with it, I watch on my screen (2048x1152 or 1200x1600 or 1920x1200, all of which are well below the 8MP threshold). 8MP can be printed at 50x30 cm without noticable pixilating.
And quite frankly, Im glad some of my friends dont have 25MP on their phones, as some of them have never gotten the hang of downsizing before emailing.
Re: Are you serious?
Im still using a blackberry bol from I guess 2 years ago. Single core, even so, app switching on this never seems to take much time (less then a second as far as I can guesstimate.
(i.e. start typing email, need to lookup something so switch to webbrowser, continue typing, switch to endomondo to see how long the ride home took, switch back to email all without lags that are big enough to become annoying.
It's not really clear from the review if the background apps are still being tombstoned in WP8, but I would seriously hope not. (or at least not noticable)
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