Re: Move along nothing to see: Muntjac
"have had Muntjac"
Did we eat them all?
3581 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
"have had Muntjac"
Did we eat them all?
Please keep Dabbsy.
You started well. But then lost me. Any sort of web browsing more than a minute or too is painful on a phone screen. Battery life poor doing data tasks on Phone. A tablet isn't an alternative to a phone but an alternative to netbook/notebook. If you don't need specialist x86 apps then for many people a Tablet can replace a laptop, with option of real BT or USB keyboard too. As I don't go anywhere and have a dedicated home office and my Laptop is on 8am to 11pm approx, have large screen Android phone and a Kindle DX, I don't particularly need a Tablet. But for most non-engineering and ordinary consumers a tablet is a far better idea than Laptop/PC. No way does a phone replace a tablet. If I had the money to spare I'd get a Tablet too and likely use it more than my phone.
A tablet that costs far more than an x86 laptop and has over 40% margin (less margin on iPhones, Apple average is greedy 38%)?
That's not sustainable as a mass market product.
Even if they are due royalty for patents, it's likely that if there had been proper due diligence at the start the MS Patents wouldn't exist. The Patent on Long File names on FAT for example is nuts. Only ways of doing it should be copyright. It's not the kind of idea that should ever get patent protection.
It's baffling that everyone didn't get together and oppose MS at the start. After all, a lot of them have real inventions, not just a fairly trivial idea that can be implemented in Software and should only have copyright protection for implementation, which is the case on most MS patents allegedly infringed.
Best not to use Twitter.
Resale price is irrelevant.
I keep tech till it is beyond economic repair. My Jan 2000 laptop is controller now for a piece of test gear.
I'm not sure why there an authentic IBM AT (upgraded to VGA, Network and bigger HDD with 2 x full size AST memory expansion cards) and upgraded Amstrad PCW256 (2nd drive is DS 3.5" and RAM is 512K and has Clock/2xserial/1xParallel adaptor) in my attic. I did dump the 68000 based Mac with single 3.5" floppy drive. No-one wanted it even for free.
Where can I buy the screen (preferably in black), with VGA, DVI and HDMI connections.
Also should cost about 1/3rd of iMac price.
I don't need an iMac. I rarely edit video (Have ancient Adobe Première on Windows as well as various more modern Windows & Linux free tools) and Email + Web is much the same on anything.
More Women than men wear watches
Women prefer watches with numbers on them
Many Women prefer chunkier watches, similar to traditionally worn by men.
Perhaps the Apple Watch is for Women?
My Russian watch in 1960s wound itself. Other more expensive Swiss ones were better of course!
And how does the charging pad get power? It's Contactless charger connection. Not Wireless. You need to find a suitable plug socket. Fun when travelling.
I'll be losing faith in humanity if this more successful than the Apple Pippin.
I don't think very many new successful product categories in Apple ever (Steve wasn't there for some)
In about 36 years ...
Newton (Not Steve's): Killed by Steve but had potential
Pippin (Failed game console)
OSX based on NextStep/BSD replaced Mac OS
Wristable Ipod mini thing
Various incremental developments of above are NOT really new products. So maybe on average one really new Apple product / category every four years. Did Steve sleep so infrequently?
Just raise VAT.
Why is it so hard to search by date?
i.e. Content created or changed since 2013 etc
or Before 2001
Lots of people based in Europe only have dot com dot net etc due to over charging by TLD registrars for many European Countries. About x3 in many cases.
?? I don't remember that, but must be 25 years since I read it. I do remember (who could forget!) that Footfall used Project Orion style Nuclear bombs as a propulsion.
"The Mote in God's Eye" (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, 1974) has an awesome ground based laser speed a Light sail propelled craft. The 1990 approx sequel is good too.
I got one in 2002, someone else paid for it and I don't live in America. Foiled again.
At least it still works.
Drupal 6.x is OK then?
Wget has a windows version too. I presume it's as vulnerable.
I also presume that on all versions Wget can only overwrite directories you have permission for.
Also on Windows as well as Linux if you bother to install:
Bash and other shells
dd (raw byte copy direct to devices)
... and many other programs / utilities
It means unicast rather than Broadcast. Over the Top of Broadcast. It's an abbreviation and says nothing about quality or content.
I agree it's a stupid name.
No, it allows them to "compete" by claiming to offer more channels and to make more profit. E.g. justification of prices for Sky UK priciing and bundles.
In days of Analogue Access cards they only could do bundles. Now though the card can have any mix of channels, Satellite and Cable operators deliberately have bundles because it's more profitable.
Pay TV is stunningly bad value in UK and Ireland since over 96% of what Irish & UK Pay TV subscribers watch (based on time watching) is Free Channels. That's not even counting content that was Free To Air repeated on Animal Planet, Gold / Dave etc.
See BARB (UK) and Nielsen (Ireland Figures). USA is different.
Of course compared to 1980s there is far too much mediocre USA content in Europe and BBC/ITV/RTE too much soaps/RealityTV/Xfactor style etc garbage.
Multichannel is killing decent TV content. Too much fragmentation.
Also BBC & RTE too much enamoured with delivery, web content, digital (esp DAB), twitter etc rather than actually making content to broadcast and doing Journalism.
Traditional Broadcasters risk becoming irrelevant and wiped out by Netflix, iTunes, YouTube etc if they do not concentrate on producing quality content themselves and their own journalism. They can't compete in the future and have a reputation simply commissioning and buying it in.
"neither image has been doctored"
At least to add the Chang'e, unless there is ANOTHER craft or it ejected a camera with a radio link
Shortage of coffee error.
I have such a bare drive sitting here. I did mean 1.8"
Though a 2.5" drive version could be only slightly longer than drive (for electronics) and slightly fatter (battery & screen). There are less high 2.5" drives.
They just didn't want to do it.
Plenty of 2.5" HDD available.
maybe though no OEM wanted the hassle of the stupid Apple formatting which means that such drives don't work in other things such as Notebooks, and 3rd party drives don't work in Apple's gadget.
The procurement and engineering needed is trivial. There is a decent market for a 500 Gbyte USB backup drive that works as an iPod.
Or one woman many times?
In the many woman scenario there is much higher likelihood of catching and spreading something nasty.
Yes you pay your ISP for a connection, but usually the T&C forbid public hosting on a domestic connection. In the past providers had to pay per byte for upload AND hundreds of times more for the connection. Why should Netflix get a free ride?
I see Business as usual in US patent office.
QQ is better features than Skype and works on every platform I think.
From the biggest ISP you never heard of!
Which is worse (potentially) the Chinese listening or NSA/Microsoft?
Unless you are in China / Hong Kong / Taiwan the question doesn't really need answered.
I'd never run Skype as a plug in and always disabled the insecure and web page breaking of Skype linking to what it thinks are phone numbers in a web page.
What next in a Web Browser?
Yes we were here before. I think in 1992/1993 there was some other cpu type that the original development was happening on. The 64 bit XP Itanium Workstation version was quietly dropped possibly even before Vista was released. The other versions died with NT3.5x / NT 4.0
However potentially there are more native applications likely for ARM than Alpha, 64 bit Alpha, PPC, MIPS and Itanium, especially for server. I did after all have MySQL, Apache and X running on Windows before I ditched our last Windows server.
Unless the CFL is garbage, CFL is HUGELY better colour rendition. LED source is simply too long a wavelength to have the decent mix of phosphors.
Colour Temperature is NOT Colour Rendition/Quality.
Also more efficient CFLs have poorer colour than other CFLs, but all kinds are better spectrum that any LED.
Light diffusion is still an LED issue.
We don't even know what intelligence is.
The Computer AI people only make progress because like Humpty Dumpty in "Through the Looking glass" they have redefined it.
If it was possible to write a real AI program and the only issue was lack of computer power we would have a slow AI already.
I'm sceptical that a true AI program can be developed.
There are many other scenarios in the world that seem much more of a risk!
Diet foods must make you fat. I don't see skinny people eating them.
Also we have website builders happy to have your browser run code from a Google server instead of putting that open source code on their own site. Google then gets all the Browser info of everyone visiting that site.
Now I have many domains blocked and only enable them temporarily when explicitly using them (i.e. posting stuff or looking at stuff with various fake identities on Facebook/Twitter/Google etc).
I don't look forward to an Internet which is simply a portal to a bunch of US Megacorps.
Don't welcome our over the horizon rail gunners attacking our town.
Suddenly the Dreadnought is back.
But a rail gun on a truck? Perhaps to shoot drones and incoming missiles? More Nail gun than Rail gun?
Only for ordinary consumers.
Bruce Schneier explains well in a recent newsletter why government wouldn't want "backdoors" in their own stuff and why it's pretty silly for NSA to want them in stuff for ordinary consumers. Assume that whatever NSA can do, someone else can do.
@ Dave Bell
If accessing or providing a particular "Cloud" service or vendor needs added special OS "sauce" then don't use that steaming pile of proprietary nonsense.
They could borrow a nice looking girl or use poor focus + realistic shop dummy.
QQ seems a good alternate.
Don't leave webcams plugged in
Put tape over built in ones.
Next year we will brand it Windows.
Even probably the Xbox.
Didn't you get the Memo?
2nd was Sidekick / Danger thing they managed to mangle in months.
At least FTDI responded quickly and changed their mind on the extreme solution. Good.
I wonder what they will try next?
I have sympathy for FTDI's problem, just not the solution of setting USB ID to zero. The consumer can't tell
a) exactly what they are buying
b) what happened,
In general, in the EU, the CE mark scheme is buggered.
Though having a different shell last worked reliably on NT3.51 and NT4.0 (3.51 did have Explorer Preview and running Filemanager possible on NT 4.0 and /or Program manager instead of Explorer Shell)
It would be truer to say that on NT4.0 they stupidly made some stuff needed by GUI move into Kernel and on Vista and later they messed up the conventional GDI / WinAPI to make the newer GUI components work faster and put a performance penalty on the old way of doing Windows via API.
No they don't
it's the same crap they ever had. They did Excel and Word for Mac before Windows!
Once upon a time they tried to Make Server, NT Workstation, Win On Dos (Win 3.1, Win9x ME), Win CE, etc be all the same as desktop (either Program Manager or Explorer).
They are still doing this nonsense, Servers, Workstations, Phones, TVs, Media Centres, Game Consoles etc might in many cases have related Kernels. (Though sensibly CE wasn't, stupidly a Phone is supposed to migrate to same Kernel as Server/Workstation). But One App for all and common branding and common GUI is stupidity and arrogance.
No they didn't. They inflicted the STUPID ribbon.
Physical Kindle with Radio turned off.
But no it doesn't!
The Sync feature across devices is publicised feature you can turn off. Amazon oddly are NOT doing the same as Adobe!
Railo fixes some bugs in ColdFusion and seems to do all that older versions do. It seems to me a better product. It's not trivial to migrate a very large existing site using CF and Oracle to Railo and MySQL or MariaDB. But possible. If starting a new project, using Railo & MariaDB is probably some advantages over various PHP frameworks if you have a lot of Coldfusion experience.
There is an alternate to Coldfusion
No-one needs Dreamweaver, sorry. That's like claiming you need MS Publisher to produce a Magasine.
Flash is Action Script and/or Video. There are alternate ways to do both.
Very few people need photoshop or Illustrator. Some people that use those seriously would not be happy with the alternates.
Most people using Adobe products don't need them. Also they are making it that you can't even buy, but only rent. Stuff that!
An Estate Agent in USA is a Realtor. In Ireland an Auctioneer, possibly because in 19th C. an "Estate Agent" was a rent collector for Absentee Landlords.
.Reality is for reselling to USA Estate Agents
Yes, I agree it's daft, I have no idea why USA Estate Agents are Realtors
Though I can only read pinyin, not that I understand it.