81 posts • joined Sunday 16th December 2007 18:06 GMT
That;s some crazy shit... urm... almost literally.
My main question though is what kinda robocams do they send down sewers that give that good picture quality? Please tell me they look like red dwarf scutters...
Their security is extremely good. the lack of an accessible search results page on their site makes it very tricky to get any information out of it.
Search provider that can't provide search results? Epic Fail!
So how much of that vid is actually what it can do, and how much is it the 'family' syncing their movements to what's on the screen for promo purposes?
I'm guessing 100% of the latter and none of the former but if I'm wrong, I'll be buying one!
I'm thinking that if all the people who spent time organising the events had have donated a tenner to charity instead they'd have raised more money...
I'm all in favour of charitable work but fair to see why people are getting so defensive when it's clear that the time an effort but in haven't justified the end result.
In fact, I think this is call for a challenge... can the reg whip up more money than twestival.fm managed? I'll pledge £20 to get the ball rolling!
The bit I don't get is...
Why Apple and their zealot supporters can get so up in arms about MS shipping an OS with IE as the default browser but think it's OK to lock people down to only one supplier for software.
At least MS give you the choice to use a different browser from any source you like and don't force you to use only MS approved browsers... even if you can't uninstall the bag of shite you never have to look at it.
Apple should be forced to provide a pre-jailbroken version of every update provided but should be absolved of supporting it. Seems fair to me.
What they don't tell you....
The app was most likely largely used as a way of keeping score in very manly displays of 'who's had more lager'.
Rather than detering people from drinking it probably encouraged it.
Wikipedia is generally a pretty accurate source of information provided you're not looking at anything 'pop culture' (celebrities and the like).
The most important thing if you make sure you verify any information with another source. It's a great starting point for research into something you know little about.
Sounds like the old school encyclopedia is somewhat bitter.
I agree with Sentient
Both are useful.
User reviews are good provided you read enough to get a reasonably balanced view.
Expert reviews give a lot more detail and are more likely to cover specific areas of interest (e.g. If I buy a camera to do macro shots, I don't care if it's quality in panoramas is crap).
Wonder how this research project started...
Student 1: Gee, wouldn't it be great if we could get loads of free cocaine!
Student 2: Yeah, but it'll never happen.
Student 1: No, wait, I have a cunning plan for our final year research paper...
Why oh why oh why do we need a title?
The one that has been most irritating me recently is 'lulz' meaning lols meaning laughs. Usage: "I did it for the lulz."
LOL was useful shorthand, the written version of a common verbal signal.
LOLs is annoying because it doesn't work - you can't laugh out louds at somethings.
LULZ is even worse! It just makes no sense.
Works perfectly on my N95. Pages load fast, plays youtube with no problem.
I'm actually pretty impressed.
BBC iPlayer works although the parental guidance pop up on some stuff renders behind things meaning you can't OK it and the video lags noticably.
As bad as any data loss is...
At least it sounds like they had the policies, resources and training in place to minimise the risk which is more than can be said in the case of some of the other data losses reported in recent history.
Of course, one can never eliminate the human element. Bring on our robot overlords.
I found them fairly good...
Last time I got a phone they tried to offer one of these cashback services...
I said, "why not give me £50 now then?"
To my surprise I walked out with a shiny new N95 and £50 in cash.
They musta been on the happy pills that morning I guess.
@ AC 08:43GMT
I think the issue arose from the fact that the original stickers were 'Vista Capable' and 'Vista Ready' or similar but what they meant by 'capable' was "Will just about function on Vista to get online". Someone who interpreted 'Vista Capable' as meaning "Will run Vista" did a perfectly good job of reading the lettering on the sticker.
Even an MS VP got caught by this: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/12/microsoft-vp-i-personally-got-burnt-by-vista-capable-stickers/
Try Mythbuntu. Works well for me.
Upon receipt of said message, the Gliesian fleet will mobilise to eradicate this quite obviously incoherant and pointless life form.
It's as if a million voices cried out and were suddenly in need of silencing...
Arrington even defends himself (badly) when challenged in the TechCrunch comments...
The previous persons comments are in speech marks.
Michael Arrington - September 1st, 2008 at 4:50 pm PDT
“The browser is not the OS nor is it an OS replacement.”
sure it is.
“The browser is a installed application replacement. You still need an OS to actually power the machine”
correct. and linux works just fine.
“if you think web apps are going to replace a desktop OS anytime soon you are clueless. ”
Have you looked at what MySpace did with gears? Look, then comment.
Urm, so he thinks that installing Linux and Chrome means that he has a PC with Chrome as the operating system? What an idiot.
From the looks of things...
You can detach tabs from the main browser window and either move them to another instance of the browser or leave them totally seperate. I like. I want. now.
For those expressing privacy concerns, if it does send data back to the google borg ship, being open source there will be a custom version that doesn't out in a matter of days is my guess.
I think Tom was alluding to "Ryanair is continuing to work with our software providers, Navitaire and Microsoft to proactively eliminate screen-scraping of Ryanair’s website".
I think it's safe to assume they don't consider MS a software provider because some of their customers use IE.