69 posts • joined Friday 4th April 2008 14:21 GMT
Classic Shell is way cheaper than another copy of Windows 7 and works a treat....
Re: For $7.5 million
Only if they have the key for the Bitcoin wallet - otherwise it's just Bits...
Didn't Ratzinger un-Pope himself (or was the reference to him writing this when he was
Re: a mound of spare parts to use?
I believe that the USD 900m write-off related to the Surface RT rather than the Pro, but you could well be right on the reuse of Surface 1 Pro parts inventory in the Surfave Pro 2.
The price of the Surface 1 Pro has not budged that much since the new one was released, but I imagine that is retailers not wanting to take the hit.
Isn't a soldier EXACTLY the sort of person to be aware of what a grenade can do, so to pack one in luggage is inexcusable...?
How do you make a mistake and pack a grenade for a flight - I'm pretty sure the US military hand them out to their personnel when they get to the war?
Re: Isn't this illegal? @ Rob Fisher
"You can't fire someone just because you don't want them to work for you any more, irrespective of the reason."
Actually you can in the UK - if they have worked for you for < 2 years.
Re: To teleport, in theory..
"then the blood in your legs will be spraying everywhere because your upper body has disappeared"
Probably not, since the pumping mechanism will have disappeared with your upper body....
Still going to be messy though.
Re: Re. Martian evolution
However, life never having got going due to a harsh environment would also fit the evidence, and explain a lot too....
"It is expected to create 29 new jobs"
Only 29 jobs for $20m in tax breaks?
Re: Beats vs. BeyerDynamic
Not sure that anyone would master on headphones though.........
Search for quadcopter and/or LIDAR on YouTube and you'll be amazed at what is being done on this field.
Re: An admirable admiral
The amused observation about the real bug is actually there in the handwritten notes in the article....
Re: Easily confused...
Probably deliberately vague on The Register's part since repeating such information in any detail may itself constitute libel.....
What about Addins?
How would Office365 work with Addins (e.g. in an Enterprise scenario) if nothing is permanently installed to your PC?
There are many ERP/EPM solutions that integrate Excel/Office with back-end systems (SAP/Oracle/Hyperion etc.) - if your installation is piped out of the cloud (and maintained/patched there), then presumably it won't.
(To be fair, Oracle were pretty slow getting 2010 support out there...)
I imagine this would be resolved by a split implementation of Office 365/2013 if corporates were going to take the bait. Having said that, a lot of corporates (in my experience) who have only just started rolling out Office 2010 anyway..
Re: Cleaning Crew
Not sure if this was meant in jest, but:
* Spirit and Opportunity are on opposite sides of Mars so are thousands of miles apart - you couldn't do both
* Why send a new probe to the same place as an old one to clean it up? That would be a bit redundant surely?
* Even if you did, the odds of landing sufficiently near an existing probe would be fairly low, since they would want to ensure that any new probe did not have a risk of landing on the old one (and breaking both) or damaging it with the rocket blast/debris on landing so would choose an expected landing radius far away anyway
Re: all in all just another brick in the wall
As mentioned above, metadata can be stripped easily. How about Steganographic incorporation of metadata- as long as it can survive image decompression or scaling?
JAM (Just a Minute), surely?
Old, but a fitting tribute
This has been round a while, but I think it says it all, or something
What about Oxford Circus?
I looked for directions from Holborn tube to Oxford Circus on Apple Maps.
I now know that there is a Circus centre outside Oxford. Bit far to walk and not what I was after...
No mention of the more proximate alternative at all.
Re: Some actual numbers
Density of air: 870 kg/m³?
That explains it - I thought I was a bit under pressure currently......
Re: Workable form of mass electricity storage
Surely it is cheaper NOT to buy new vehicles (whether EV or not) but rather use or repair/maintain used ones as far as possible as the emissions involved in their creation have already been incurred?
Why did you use your real name then?
I just created an account as "Amanda Treefield" since I could not proceed without putting something in.
I've never signed in as that, and I don't even remember the password....
I remember Tomorrow's World in 1983 or so where Judith Hann showed how you can put jam (or maybe marmalade, but I digress) on the top of a CD and still play it.
Great marketing for the CD format and technology, but failing to notice that it was actually read from underneath......
TPS online (at least for the UK)
My mobile numebr is registered with TPS online in the UK. I realise that this is a voluntary industry-led scheme, but surely Facebook or its advertisers will have to crosscheck against this before spamming away (unless SMS messages aren't in the scope of TPS online)?
"They have wonderful products, their phones - S60 even - are still better than the competition "
Are you sure?
I had a Nokia X6 through work which aspired to be an equal to the iPhone.
It is without doubt the worst phone - at a hardware and software level - I have ever owned, to the extent that I dropped it, stamped on it and kicked it into a flowerbed, and then went and bought (at my own expense) a PAYG HTC Android phone in which to use the (work) SIM.
Nokia were great when there was no competition to speak of (e.g. 8210).
Well that news has given me a large Hadron of my own...
HTC HD2 has other problems too
I agree with the heating/signal issues on the HTC HD2. I got rid of mine bacause the signal dropped out even though the indicators were showing full-strength 3G.
The HTC HD2 is proof that you can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter. That turd is mainly Windows Mobile 6.5, but partly the HD2 hardware/firmware too. I should have got an iPhone....
Exclusively film? What about the H-series?
"In fact, it’s that striving for excellence that has kept an exclusively film-based medium -format stills camera manufacturer in the game well into this century"
Exclusively apart from the H-series...
Sunk carbon costs?
Existing roads/factories have already been built, so their carbon cost is a sunk cost and surely irrelevant?
Maintenance of existing roads/factories is a relevant carbon cost, as is the impact of building new ones.
From a road transport point of view (as has been mentioned above), vegetables/tofu/soya beans do not fly to one's plate in the same way that cows/pigs/chickens don't, and so transport/harvesting/preparation icannot be a key differentiator
I don't follow your logic here?
How do you make your insightful deduction here?