Give them time
and they will all become watches in the end....
80 posts • joined 6 Jan 2008
Give them time
and they will all become watches in the end....
I started with Vic20 / C64 / Amiga / BBC, programming since 11, game released via Mastertronic.
then college, programming Amstrads / IBM's etc (all DOS days : pre windows),
and all was well with the world.
I then went off doing 'life' for a few years, came back and it was windows 95.
and I remember how new it felt from the old dos days,
but I 100% missed out of the windows 3 and 3.11 days,
I think I may have subsequently used it a handful of times, but basically, yeah got away with it,
and here is am still working in IT, and I managed without 3.11...
(have also managed to dodge windows 8, 8.1, ME, and Vista, so im doing all right.. :) _
I got asked by a client if their site could have a lighter shade of black please....
a Browser / web history monitor to see who is reading the register will weed out all the slackers....
Sack the lot of them slacking commentards... lol
is the people on facebook who punt it around like its all the truth,
'All your sheep believe the news corp's, this is the real truth here + here + here + here' oh f'ing stop punting this shit at me will you..!.
'your all Sheeple who etc etc etc' awful truly awful.
now im sure on the 'real' news outlets there is a certain amount of bollox,
and in reverse im sure some things don't make the 'real news' for various reasons and these sites may get lucky some times,
im personally in the state where I just ignore it all and don't believe any of it any more, BUT that's dangerous, as when something important is being told to us, I probably now wont believe it.
I have a suggestion: you know the new domains etc, well under '.news' domain enforce truth only (yeah i know but its worth a try:), and if any falsehoods are found they get fined / banned etc, but basically be strict etc. (and the crap to '.crap' or '.shit' and have easy remove this bollox from my internet option please..!
(as a developer / techy person, I hate that im starting to hate the internet, and I spend most of my life convincing my kids NOT to use it, I remember when it was a fun place, back in the 60's :) )...
and Paris even her antics are not even barely news worthy any more, now that's sad.
So all the big ship builders are bankrupt as the empire was there main source of income,
supply of new 'products' to a whole universe would be dribble feed at best (don't see apple or Samsung mass production/branding on everything do we from the apple system)
and surely at a point (as many here have indicated) when design works it kinda sticks,
even in todays society we see it a bit:
planes (still have 2 wings)
cars have (mostly) 4 wheels
Computers, power is so high these days the home market is pretty stagnant, there will be a time in the future where the only reason you get a new one is the manufacturers self destruct has kicked in, but that's our society's economic problems not the star wars universe. do you REALLY need that new laptop/tablet/PC box for xmas?
even TV's there will be a point where we simply don't need improvements, smart=OK, 3d=OK, higher pixed density than the eye can see= OK
some manufacturers have already just given up as there aint much more you can do outside the new and shiny slightly different curved edge, need something to spend my spare cash on brigade.
but in a universe where the local new and shiny shop is a galaxy over on the right, and funds are sparse, and the designs you have are solid and been around for 20k years or whatever and spares are in every corner scrappy, then honestly commercialism as you or I know it is a very different thing.
(I think I got this right)
The article says: Physical cores.
so you pay for 64 cores and then your VM's are covered.
(it did say 2 VM's free, so I guess more you have to start coughing up more)
which ever way you cut it, its a con for M$ to bulk up there revenue.!
and the only reason they are doing it is because they are in decline.
they need to break up the group,
compartmentalise there ranges etc,
and realise the huge entity called M$ cant continue as it is.
as they are trying to bulk up a group, where ranges are in decline.
if they keep it up the group will start to fail.!
Where I generally get and to some extent agree with what your saying,
why is it, a 3 year old can pick up a ipad etc and just run with it, if its so hard to use?
and why is it there are more seniors and non computer users that ever in history using these devices?
statistics kinda go against everything you say here.
That being said, labels which your not sure if you can press or not is bloody annoying!
but watching a 3 year old pressing the TV screen and wondering why it wont change is funny,
so swings and roundabouts.
and dont Inhale it is what they are saying then,
coz I can 100% believe inhaling bacon is bad for you health.
(like inhaling smoking / inhaling asbestos)
Snapchat...... it very securely deletes itself once seen, and don't doctors only need a few seconds per patient anyway...
BTW: I am of the actual opinion that if my life depends on it, I would take the insecure save me now, and not give a toss about if a hacker of some sort got a glimpse of my todger, or knew I have a boil on my bum.....! oh wait a mo, is this site secure, I just gave away personal information that could seriously impact my existence...
Im quite hacked off with the Virgin service recently.
the billing system update was a shambles, I was betting bills for one amount, and different amount taken from bank.
and totally wrong bill amounts too what I was meant to be billed, oh and promises of refunds that they forgot to do twice..!
the number of times I don't even have a internet service (120meg service, and cant even ping server to get speed test to run etc)
as for TV, over priced, and there is very little good content at the moment,
and I have noticed quite a few times that the on demand services are consistently off line too.
(ive not had the issue mentioned here btw with rebooting)
the router is also rubbish, I had an engineer round who advised just call and ask for latest hub (OK), did call up and got the rudest non English person who refused to give me a new hub.
im just at the end of 12 months lock in after last time they overcharged, and basically wait for you to call and complain before giving you reductions (and then locking you into 12 months),
so im off.
im going to use the money I save per year (80-90 pcm x 12) to justify buying new swanky TV with online/ondemand stuff + free view + PCR built in, and get a cheap internet provider (only).
oh and I DONT need a phone line thank you very much either, all I get is bloody sales calls on that line (and my grandparents....... what is it with grandparents not calling mobiles..?).
(ex happy customer for 15 years : since Telewest)
rant over :o)
[I wonder how long before Apple drop OS X and only have iOS though.]
See what they need is ios on top, with an icon to go into the desktop osx, that's a really cool idea.... cough.!
So I can see uses for this, but what about existing laws?
for instance, at the moment, if I had x drinks, and went to sleep in my car,
if the keys are in the ignition, I get done for drunk in charge of car (and im sure lots of intricacies I don't know about too).
so what if : I have a drink, drive myself, then get pulled over, I press the driverless button,
and say, sorry officer was not me driving, was the car.
I am simply a drunk passenger, current law would do me for being drunk in charge of a car.
what if im drunk, and I say 'drive me off that cliff', and 'over those pedestrians', if the car does it, am I responsible, as im a drunk fool in charge of a robot, who im giving drunk instructions too.
apart from that, what 'could' possible go wrong.
(from Bristol, and agree with the comments about single track roads, not even n Clifton, how about country lanes...)
So what about the fact different web'app's would need different permissions to devices on your phone/pad/tab? you give one site access to you phones camera/microphone etc,
and hey presto ALL web apps have access to those items (as the browser is currently a single security point). now you can browse to any site, and in theory not know if they are listening to you, or watching you etc, or (read facebook messenger T&C) watching your every move for marketing/spying practically, purposes (one app I wont be downloading)..!
I for one will always download an app for anything I 'trust', and lock down the browsers, and having a locked down browser means no useful app would ever really work this way.
'the game has yet to make any money and its developer Mojang has now been snapped up by one of the old guard, in this case Microsoft, for a whopping $2.5bn.'
correct me if im wrong, but selling it for 2.5 biiiilion IS a profit..! (a f'ing huge one)
I recon there will be a mini curve ball:
wait for it.....
its gonna be called iTime or something just as dumb, not iWatch.
just like the iTab and it being the iPad. wow, no one saw that coming and the world was on fire talking about it.
Anagram of above? any other thoughts?
I stopped being cool a long time ago, that goes without saying (I can still just about blag my kids tho)
oh dam just fell into thinking im cool bucket, that was the last of it gone... DoH
So as I remember this from the loooong distant past:
Cool is the people who are cool, but don't think they are cool.
when they think they are cool they stop being cool,
and trying to be cool really isn't cool at all.
there is a fine line between cool and hip,
hip can be trendy, and cool,
you can try and succeed in being trendy or hip.
then: there is residual cool.
this is when you have some cool (or a lot), things you do are subsequently cool, even if sometimes they are not in any way.
but people are very forgiving when you are cool, especially if your very cool. but beware, a lot of people have relied on residual cool, but not noticed when they have ran our of residual cool. then they fall into the trying to be cool set, and we all know where that leads.. (M$ : lol)
So in conclusion, if your cool your cool, if you aint you aint, and only someone who is cool can say if you are or not...!
I always touted Facebook as a mix of : uber users, and the occasional, its a tool users. (myself being in the latter), and as a tool its very useful:
being able to message my friends easily (oh wait that's now a separate app that I refuse to install)
being able to simply see what my friends / family are upto (so whats all that crap on my newsfeed then)
and being able to filter what crap I do/don't see (oh so there is auto play and I have no control now its played whether I like it or not)
and bills etc etc, you get my point.
Ole Zuck boy is a sell out, non trustworthy, biatch, who I don't think deserves the data he holds, and he has no appreciation for the trust that has been bestowed on him by the public and I hope he falls flat on his face for the blatent abuse of peoples trust and data.
I for one am toying with writing facebook_over 35.com which cuts the crap and is the simple useful part of facebook, without all the anti trust.
or maybe just maybe (never going to happen) they split facebook into 3 parts:
1) messaging (without the horrible port probing etc)
2) facebook as a tool (contact / profiles only)
3) newsfeeds all the rest of he crap
ah utopia your such a pipe dream...
And So :
the reason we know how old it is, is that as you can see by estimating the circumference and the distance between the rings, that mars at the time was about 20 meters across, and approximately 100m years old.
I can now steal your phone if I cut off your finger.....
This is an example of Tech for Tech's sake.
if I happen to look up because someone says : wanna cup of tea, I don't want to look down to see its paused.
or scrolled to the end of a doc, because the dog licked my foot and I temporarily glanced tot he side.
if I ever have this, I think it will be turned off pretty much immediately.
not even mentioning that its starting to get a bit big brother,
because you just know google will follow up with,
'watch what adds your looking at' tech, and then it all starts getting a little creepy.
That is all.
I actually found 2 windows 8 features I like:
The new copy dialogue. (It's actually usefull)
And the fact they finally built in mounting of iso's into the system.
(the rest is crap)
Start menu with all the dumped files on the start screen.
Rdp'ing to it was dog slow.
Touch points..... Really!
Then it's just windows 7 (as long as you know short cuts, and can work out the changes where they have moved stuff, download a start menu replacement and ignore the front screen)
I love the comment about getting rid of aero because it was distracting. And then give your that stupid metro interface with live tiles (which will become malware/live adverts before you know it) which is REALLY distracting.
I also love the other comment: after you get used to it, it's intuitive! Lol where you you start on that. My 2 kids 1.5+3 use iPads etc and just got them. Adults get windows 8 and struggle.
I for 1 won't be buying it, ESP for the new prices. I think this is a very bad move for them. I bet apple/android markets are rubbing their hands in glee.
But we pay tax on the price of their products already,
they then dont pay tax to our goverment for those products,
meaning were being screwed (no supprise their then),
and so they are litterally taking our tax as extra profit. (so ive got that right yeah)
BUT 'if' they do have to pay tax going forward,
whats the betting they will put their prices up to cover the tax they now hopefully have to pay.
ALSO why do we pay more for these products over hear inthe UK already compaird to the US for examply,
I know they say exchange rate, but its also tax.
these companies should be pinned up against the wall and robbed right back (with interest in my opinion).
no more robbing everyday man for his small change, lets get these b'stards to pay what they should.
Re: And if $20 is twice as good as $40, then is bankruptcy infinitely better than $40?
this worked for Steve Jobs and Apply Stock back in the day, bought low stock and re-built it and REALLY cashed in.
let the stock get down to < $2 and buy buy buy. back in the money again.
its all a conspiracy i tells you..!
(i miss the Jobs Halo Icon..)
I will be waiting till the new new ipad (with small addapter) comes out,
and buy a iphone 5, and ipad mini, and ipad new new, and ipod and a new set of mini docking stations etc
all at once because thats surely the easiest option.
what else an i going to spend that 17 Gazillion Yen i have stashed and spare in the bank on eh..?
when we all have hologram monitors on our desks (as seen im many SciFi movies/Tv series) this touch shenanigans will also be a thing of the past, and people will say:
do you remember looking back at the first touch windows (8 i think it was) everyone was up in arms about the change, and look where we are today, re-written (again) from scratch (again) and god i dont want to have to fondle a hologram, why oh why did we have to change.
at the end of the day, computer workers/technitians will always have a keyboard (or maybe a voice interface i guess) and need more from a computer. And home / casual users will not need the same as the hard core users (this is where apple have it right i think). they are 2 seperate markets. simples.
MS NEED to get into tablets, i think their approach is brave. But i would not be supprised if versions split in the future for clarification, (the RT/Intel option will confuse many im sure)
im just wondering what Apple will do when they decide to change their OS (as peple are already complaining ios6 is just the same again etc and want a bit of new) but if they do change significantly, they will hit the same walls as MS is now, oh why oh why..
worst case scenario MS goes bankrupt, everyone is either Apple / Google OS.
big whoopdy doo...
i will be on the beach with my flying car powered by google if you need me, with my holo porn on hard light.
I have pretty much repeatedly had terrible reception at home and work for about 6 months now,
im about to jump ship, i think o2 us useless.
this is not new news to me.
I wonder if David Blain could do his latest trick underwater for us...!
A couple of years ago when my eldest was born,
we were going to save his stem cells in one of those stem cell banks.
(cost a couple k as i recall)
on the day they never turned up, (so we didnt have to pay etc)
but now im glad we didnt do it as the more we progress its obvious that it would inevitably been a waste.
(got a nice free pen though)
wouldnty it be great if the entry criteria is to hack the TV station, and bring down the xfactor....
or even better, steal all Simon C's money from his bank....
they would get my vote... lol
So Many questions:
1) what the Fuck does Simon C know about coding?
2) what the fuck is he going to do with this 'ace' programes at the end? (probably get him to attemt to sort out piracy once and for all... ha)
3) for a show format, its bollox, i love coding, and i would find this boring
4) i bet the winner ends up being someone who does a nice graphic or something (as that works visually for TV), and lets be honest the best code, no fucker who watches these programs, will ever understand anyway, so repeast item number 3, what a bollox idea for a show...
5) anyone who is a 'good' or lets say 'Excelent world class' coder, should have more sence that to go on this show in the first place, so imediate fail (again)
just for reference, Simon C - what a C U ri T..!
Paris, because she knows a good algoritm when she sees one..!
1.3 million activations per day..... ok
but you know what they say about stats.
this is not android sales, this is activations.
so re-installs, upgrades, new purchases etc,
its one of those stats that sounds cool, but i bet there are also 0.5 million de-activated devices/os's too,
through upgrades, loss, thrown in the bin etc.
im personaly not bias either way on apple / other, but i admit the constant trolling of anything to make a story,
and using stats to just get readers is REALLY starting to grate.
the old days of Spectrum / Commodore was bad enough, this is fanatical, and has to stop sooner or later.
i hate to say this i really do, but its only a matter of time before this goes sour. im just waiting for : android (or apple) user kills other etc on the news, its got to the point where it it cant go anywhere else, everyone really needs to grow up and get a life, its only phones, and operating systems. the hate that this causes is really a joke.
Example, i got broke into in the UK last year,
they came in the back door, the alarm went off, some police happened to be passing my house when this happened (going to a fight up the road in a shop),
they came round the back, caught them in the act, in my house, red handed.
and 6 months later i got a call, they got let off, insignificant evidence....!
im baffled by this, another time i was chatting to a copper about some kids that had been causing some hastle locally in gardens etc, and they said: you cant really do anything, they are minors, you cant touch them, throw them off your property or they can get you done. i said what can you do, he said, well like us nothing...!
the law unfortunately like the banks and the goverment, is not on the side of the victim/regular joe. It always on the side of the criminal/person screwing you (human rights etc),
the whole system is broken if you ask me.
glad the victim here came out on top. (no matter what the device was that was in question here)
Its XBOX 3.....!
720 is just an internal name used because someone patented the number 720..!
a LOT of people in this world have had PC's for a long time,
and there is a change happening, one that scares and frightens those people who have all been used to being young and of the 'PC' eara. the fact is: they need to allow the new and brave through...!
its better to risk and die, than to do nothing and fade away (eh MS?).
office nees to work in the cloud and on tablets : fact
people will continue to use desktops etc : fact
its the private market MS is after, Apple have been grabbing that market (and google) in droves. and MS want a piece of that pie, at the end of the day metro is only a different menu and on by default when you log in.
(ok i personally aint to keen, but on a tablet it would work well i could see it as an ipad replacement (maybe/ish), when it gets some apps on it etc..)
there WILL be hacks making it more customisable, and it will settle down and people will cope, you will get used to it, but also statistically something stupid like > 50% of computers will be mobile/touch based by 2014
(i forget the actual stats, but its something stupid like this)
so in all real terms the desktop is suddenly a second place and mobile gets the extra effort.
MS knows this and is betting big on this, i say good on them.
you know, metro is not aimed at Buisiness right? Win7 is still the buisiness software of choice, people have only just moved to it, they aint gonna budge just yet, MS know this, so is this a window of opertunity to try and grab the personal tablet market. it makes so much sense. i would HATE to use Metro at work, in fact i just dont think i could. but this market place is static, and flat line, why would you move again now. tablets is where the money is at.
if you were MS what would you have done? copy apple? stay the same? create a new menu for office, add a few tweeks, and say, look how dull we are? you would complain about that too.
more positivity people come on pleeeaaase...
the answer is leave the battery glued to the back of the case,
and throw the case + battery away
but new battery + back of case (which is presumably moulded - and should not be to expensive 'cough')
in fact 'if' in the future they built the battery into the case (saving space/bits etc)
then it would all be chucked when it was broken, would that be green or not.
so the only difference here is a little glue..... (get some solvent..)
Let it be Jedward.....!
once there, jetison... Yay..!
Everything in my being says this is bad and wrong, and over priced etc.
there is only 1 spark in me that thinks otherwise, and thats the fact we all thought the same about google, and oh were we wrong.... i guess, if FB started branching out like google did, using all that cash for real new dev, then maybe, just maybe it will all work out. (with an extra 13bn i guess you have RnD cash available) the only difference again tho is Google at least has a good revenue stream from advertising etc. FB ive never got the model, data is worth...?!?
im keeping this at arms length, i hope my pension is not investing in this over priced hog that will be dead as soon as the next fad comes along..!
the challenge is there, so climb that mountain is what i say.
i liked the idea someone mentioned about changing the trajectory (sorry on spelling - is that right?) to bomb the earth, not to bomb the earth obviously, but if we could bring the comets into orbit we could have 'lots' of temporary moons, mine them, and then once we are done, send them on there way (with all our crap too maybe..), see this could be the start of something REALLY special, or alternativly instead of crap, put people on it, a mini colony maybe, and send it on its way... its a great way of spreading our seed around the universe...!
(copy right me... 2012)
Im going to wait a little longer, and wait for some smart arse (probably apple) to design a self growing nano tree (theres the patent) that grows solar leaves and is therefore the most economical solar panel you can get. it will look nice as others have said.
well if we can create self healing plastics etc, and have nano tech, surely this has to be on someones list.
(bitter non south facing home owner)
Theres a bunch 'o missirable feckers out there today....
a) its a just a game.
b) just because you didnt like AB does not mean everyone has to also not like it too
c) i personally hate missirable Feckers that moan at every opertunity, but you dont hear 'happy' people moaning about that do you, (bet there fun at parties) lol.
d) i personally like a bit of angry turds whilst on the bog or a bus etc, its simple pig popping fun.
so bring on AB in space..
Think he was a great guy, and im like my 'I' devices very much. but in this world, we need to move on, and like it or not he aint here any more, and the company deserves the right to take things is new bold directions if it wants to. (ok a different screen size is not that bold, but you get what i mean).
so i say go apple, and become something more. jobs was great at being jobs, but move onwards and upwards.
ok so light is 'Fast' and supposidly the fastest speed there is.
what if we think about temprature for a second.
in the universe absolute Zero is cold, but the coldest (un man made) temp is slightly warmer by a degree or so (thanks QI), so absolute Zero is slightly colder than the universes 'natural' lowest tempriture.
if you apply that logic to light, maybe light itself is ever so slightly slower than the speed of light (lets say 'top speed'), so going faster than light is possible, BUT faster than 'top speed' is not, so all the stuff/physics is correct, they are just asuming that the speed of light and top speed are the same thing.
see what i mean..?
(but what do i know)
I randomly drove past a really old beat up car the other day, and the registration plate was:
L51CKO which i thought was great (el Sicko)
a few years back my missus and her mate (an ex of mine from before) regularly had a 'good' time quite regularly, (practically living together, ahhh memories, married with kids and no chance of that these days..anyway) i wont go into to much details, but they had a go alone a few times (and it didnt worry me), and it was ok, but when i had a go alone (once) with the ex, i was being unfaithfull..... (and thats what eventually led to our break up)
bloody women.. double standards if you ask me..
So, ok on the iphone, i get it, jail break or 4s. go tit.
but what about the ipad2? i dont see any reason it cant be on that.
is there any plan for it???
i loved this game, reading your review was a real blast from the past... thankyou.
Well if the iphone 4S was because of a 's'peedier chip, and 's'nappier camera (sorry), then a 't'hinner Ipad 2 should be an IPad 2T, obviously, because Thinner does not mean Speedier..!
Go Ipad 2T..!