1224 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Re: I spent ages playing Tempest...
Another vote for Tempest here. A fantastic game.
For abstract- how about I-Robot, also by Atari.
Re: Windows 8 - It should go away.
Maybe it will go away if we ignore it some more...
Re: I seem to recall...
"On the other hand, though, why *SHOULD* bicyclists be exempt from paying for road maintenance."
I do pay for road maintenance- out of my taxes. You don't think the vehicle tax covers all the costs do you?
by your logic (nearly) every living thing on the planet pollutes by producing CO2*. The only way to stop it is to remove oxygen from the atmosphere. This sounds like a start of idiot politicians wanting to introduce an "Air Tax"
*maybe we can give plants a tax break for reversing the process...
Re: more Tesco digital stuff
I wouldn't even buy my groceries from Tesco's so there's no way I'm touching them for digital products.
Missing the obvious:
"Where they would have been released straight to DVD, the opportunities for doing that have really declined."
No, the rapid access to market these days is to make it available on a OnDemand service, like LoveFilm or Netflix. The fact that he's doing this via Xbox Live would indicate that he already understands this but he has limited his audience to just Xbox owners.
I pony well my droogie.
Today's Groupon Offer...
CEO, 50% off.
...driver [sic] them very crazy indeed.
a half decent alternative to RFID tags in the right circumstances. Especially as they can be used without having to add any extra hardware to the smartphone
Liewise. And zero after-sales support once they have you signed on too. It's a case of "we have your money now, screw you!"
Re: You're all missing the point
Did anyone check the island for dormant, hollowed out volcanos?
>I reckon it is belligerents and love the fact they have the balls to say 'f**k you Apple come after us if you dare.
"Then they are stupid and they will die."
Conspiracy time: It's collusion between Apple and Samsung's legal departments, designed to keep them in lucrative business.
Well, they are Sony and Ericsson is just a spec in the rear-view mirror now. If it was still SE it might have been a little different.
I just pitched something similar to a Client who was looking for a Virtual Loyalty Card system. It is/was a WiFi/QR code based solution. Now I'm worried that if I roll it out, Apple are going to sue me.
Mobile Payments? Facebook?
Well, I can't see any way this might go wrong...
And I find the consolidated platforms tend to fail to deliver all of the functionality of each OS/UI. They are like the programming world's equivalent of "No child left behind"...
Re: re. " ... junky dory ..."
Is 'Junky Dory" a fish on smack?
It's best to target each UI
People know how to use the UI on their chosen phone and resent having to learn "a new way". Also you have to code for differences between platforms- a good example would be a lack of a menu button on iDevices means you need to display a constant tabbar whereas the screen real-estate can be reclaimed by Android because there is no need to display the extra items until the button is pressed.
As the old saying goes: Horses for courses...
"PUT IT IN THE CURRY!"
Re: Won't somebody think of the developers?
Yeah- it kinda kills the iDevice developers mantra of 'I don't have to develop for multiple screen sizes"
Even though that went out the window with the Retina display.
Re: The crucial difference..
I remember when we just called "Cloud Service" the internet.
I think that would get them solidly into "prior art" territory
Thanks for the front page image. Now if you could just embed a video into this article, of Michael Aspel being crushed by a giant paw...
Re: White's right.
Bugger- now I'm going to have that Supertramp song stuck in my head all day...
he's bloody well right,
he's got the bloody right to say..."
Re: He's quite right
as an addition to this- Get to know the people you buy from. You will find that they are passionate and knowledgeable about their products and are quite willing to give you a deal on price.
My butcher (who recently had a sign up saying 'Only Fools Eat Horses') always rounds his prices down to the nearest pound and is known to chuck in a couple of extra sausages "for the dog".
It's a pity they didn't spend some of their money on a decent tax accountant. He would have got the £49,000 they did declare down to about a tenner.
Re: ooohh 200million clubcard vouchers stolen !
yep, murdered by a plastic spoon...
...the guy who completely missed the internet in his semi-autobiography also missed SmartPhones. Yeah, I'd call that 'innovative'
Went scuba diving on the wrecks...
Re: Some hints for beer
SD has both the Stones Brewery (Arrogant Bastard) and the Firehouse. Both great purveyors of beer. Good beer is making traction stateside but you do need to know where to look.
A bit like Ireland. Shameless plug: if any of you are coming over for St Patricks (or even The Gathering) and you need a guide to pubs and restaurants selling Irish Craft Beer, there's an App for that; BeoirFinder (available for both iOS and Android).
It must be Friday...
...all the great Reg articles come out on Friday.
One question though- Where's Simon these days???
and the "yet" in that sentence would appear to be completely superfluous. I think we all know that the price will never get back to $38
Re: GPS for Dummies
Because the normal accuracy is usually around 1-2 meters in decent conditions. However 10 meter inaccuracies are not unusual and are dependent on how many satellites are in view and whereabouts in the sky they are. There are other factors too, such as ionospheric and tropospheric error and even if the satellite is in the right place and broadcasting the correct time.
Re: GPS for Dummies
You do when you get statements like:
"The team compared their results to differential GPS - which is about as good as satellite systems get "
RTK can get the GPS accuracy down to sub-decimeter (less than 10cm).
"Six of the cuffed suspects are Russian, two Ukrainian and two Georgian, but all of them were based in Spain, police said."
I would hazard a guess and say all of them were based in Puerto Banus.
Re: new fabs
"[Earthquake in Japan, floods in Thailand]..."
[children in China]
Re: Silver Linings
That would make the most sense*. I don't think there is much resale value in fibre. Unfortunately it probably won't stop the scrotes from taking it anyway and then look uncomprehendingly as the bent scrap metal dealer explains to them why he won't be buying the 500m of cable from them.
* does BT do sense?
Re: My thoughts on the matter?
At least we know what he's giving up for lent.
"we have to ensure we do everything possible to protect the Michelin brand image."
But this does not include renewing our domain names in a timely fashion.
I love the image on the site for "Managing Online Reputations- A Dummies Guide"
A Kiwi and an Aussie pass each other on the road. The Aussie has a sheep under his arm.
Kiwi: "Are you shearing that sheep, mate?"
Aussie: "Nah, I'm keeping it for myself."
Re: Bit dim.
"I'm surprised it could get signal. Watery flesh usually blocks those wavelengths fairly well."
Well, that rules out an iPhone then...
You're concealing it wrong...
Re: We should ignore it
yeah, Desmond's probably under there and you know he has no time for visitors (he has to keep reseting that timer)
Loose tea (a darjeeling/assam mix) in a cafetierre. Boiling water, steep for 6 minutes, press and pour.
Rich Man Demands More Money.
"Apple haz the money and I wants it"
'phishing' is only one letter longer than 'hacking'
Re: "11-YEAR-OLD code wizard"
'suggests that kids are "digitally fluent far earlier than previous generations".'
You might want to explain that to all of us who were coding home computers during the 80s.
Re: Well argued, but..
It's what would have been called in the old days "a diversion".
Re: Another bit that isn't original
I'm off to trademark "Thrud the Barbarian"
Re: Error in title
Many, many years there used to be a CB (remember them) magazine that had a comic strip called Buck Fusby which was a piss-take of BT's mascot at the time, Busby. Buck had a brother called Wusby and I always remember the line "Wusby is a banker"
- Updated HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
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- BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
- PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion
- US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account