61 posts • joined Sunday 6th January 2008 11:43 GMT
Dating is easy, i did it in school.
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 cant think of anything worse,
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.
Wanna hear something amazing.
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.
Correct me if im wrong
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..?
Windows HE (Holo Edition)
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.
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)
What a 100% shit idea
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..!
Cant believe i got sucked in
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.
The whole system sux
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 not XBOX 720
Its XBOX 3.....!
720 is just an internal name used because someone patented the number 720..!
Me Thinks :
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..)
Bad Bad Bad Bad
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..!
Bring it on
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..
wont someone pleeeease think of the ipads..
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???
Ive got a 2 year old and a 8 month old, and both use my ipad(2). we keep it to a minimum as we want our kids to have a life, but as a geek, how can we not let them have a play, afterall there are just so many cool apps out there for kids.
anyway, both of mine have the same problem, the eldest cannot understand why the TV or old mobiles dont work touch screen (even though seeing him touch the tv whilst im using the controler i guess is cruel and misleading),
but you think about the world they are going to grow up in :
touch screens everywhere
the mind boggles, there is probably no requirement to teach them to use a mouse, by the time they are old enough to use a standard pc properly, mice will probably be a thing of history.
add into that the printable paper lcd screens we have heard about, magazines petentially could be touch sensitive soon anyway..
as a parent i think the most important thing we all have to face for this next generation is to really try and keep there feet ont he ground as well as open there eyes to whats out there. just whatever you do, dont let them get consumed by it,
but unfortunately there will be a bucket load of social outcast, moron kids that dont know there is actually a world out there.
Ive (only once) actually found the device that was going wrong and known to swap it out from a BSOD, more luck than judgement tho.
and i currently have BSOD screen sht as my screen saver, i love the look on our IT guys faces when it kicks in, makes me smile every time..
i initially thought that BSOD had been removed from vista/Win7 (i thought i read that somewhere), but ive just started getting it in my current windows 7 install recently.
but what it does is BSOD in the night, and in the morning, my pc is just off, and i get an error report, saying i had a BSOD. ive only actually seen it twice from about 30-40 errors.
(ive never had the error in the day, or whilst im working)
i have the purchase order for a new spanky high end laptop going out now, as they cant be arsed to find the error as its out of warrenty, but this quad core, 4gb machine is decent, seems a shame to dump it for lazyness...
signs of the times i guess...
Dont care getting a new spanky laptop - Yay..!
for the iphone 4 (and ipad 2) there are morror app's that use the front camera that therefore turns the device into a mirror..!
tut, tut, andriod user, didnt figure that one out for yourself...
i guess the survey was correct..
are we saying this is a good time to get shares in ski's / all snow/cold related products???
A Few of comments:
1) didnt i read somewhere before there is an ipad mini coming out for xmas anyway?
2) agreed with all comments about sharing components, makes perfect sense. but what about a screen-less ipad, with your own monitor??? future iTV maybe? works as a buisiness model!
3) Joke: a smaller ipad that fits in your top pocket...., with a phone in would be amazing..!
I agree with all the comments about this not seeming to be thought through very well, but as an RnD project, thats the point they will hopefully think this through properly.
my first thought was also about not needing more clouds in the UK etc, and its all a bit Mr burns, blocking out the sun, but you could also put clouds where you wanted too presumably. so maybe all that un-used desert space / lack of water in the likes of etheopa etc, if we could give them water by tactically creating clouds and cool the planet all in one, in a 'thought through' system, then some RnD is a good thing surely..!
just imagne, no more live aid concerts, its worth it just for that surely......!
I actually participated in this 2 years ago,
It was a scary experience, i did see a few pep's get really hurt and dragged of in ambulances.
it is a steep arse hill, and in the wet, it was like the scariest water/mud slide you've ever seen,
except if you loose it the possibility of breaking you neck is really high!
BUT what a day out,
this is a real shame, and another example of the state taking everything that makes out nation great away.
they can take out cheese rolling, and our freedom but they cant take our......! oh wait, theres nothing left, yup they took it all.... he he..!
im no Einstien BUT:
now, they say that the LHC will create small black holes.
ok so if we get close to the speed of light, and it could have the same effect, then we have a black hole.
ok stay with me...
now if we kept a black hole infront of a ship, you would effectivly be being sucked into it,
so if you kept a black hole infront of a ship, and were constantly falling into it, you would have propulsion,
if the speed you were being sucked in, was sufficient, im thinking perpetual motion.
so if you can get to the speed of light, or close enough to create a black hole, the effect would be you would be able to stay there by your own power....
I was on facebook a little while ago,
and an old friend be-freinded me, the usual rubish conversation continued:
hi, long time no see, etc, what you been up to, where are you now,
and his reply was, im in prison, on a 2 yr streatch for some drug related smuggling rubbish,
but my point is, its fairly common place to have computer time these days inside, with or without mobiles, granted i have no idea about rules for idiot cons vs murderers etc.
but the way i see it is, whatever the crime, punishment is punishment.
you should not be able to facebook etc.... i cant from work, thats my prison!
18 month contract here... where the hell does that leave me???
i guess wondering if i enjoy cheap contract for a few months waiting for the next model, or get the new one imediately.... hopefully a decient camera + flash. and well flash.! will be included.
(oh and 1tb ram please,, free GPS, and lots + lots of porn apps...... Hmmmmm free gps.!!)
I Love Steve..! him + Bill + linus, should all combine DnA and have a baby product...!
and call it: i-Win-Dix. how could it fail with a name like that..!
Wont someone think of the children...
can you imagine, you have to be connected 100% of the time,
all those (reg) weirdo's out there, pretending to be santa/Peado's/fluffy the bunny who ever!,
connected all the time too,
its just going to end in tears!, no child monitoring here..!
That is so funny,
why didnt i get into research, i would have loved to be on this team.
can you imagine having a session with monkeys... (ok so thats mostly what you do),
but real monkeys man.... awesome.
i wonder if newer research incorporates the crap quality of coke these days into their trials.
'the monkeys on the Shit coke, tore both levers of the wall in a fit of rage.... no banana pellets for them, and they settled down as they had nothing better to do with their time..."
The trouble is:
OK now its banned,
yes we all know how to get the film anyway,
then some sicko, watches it, gets turned on by it,
goes out does some crazy shit, i dunno chops up a bunch of babies, and sells them as milkshakes or sommat!
and its back on the news again, saying why are there not tighter controls on whats out there.
then the torrent sites (luv them) get in even more trouble,
i watched saw / hostel etc, but if someone who knows there job, who's job it is to catch potentially society screwing films etc thinks : you know this is REALLY horrible, there is an argument for not letting people view it, maybe, just maybe we should listen, rather than all of us being so bloody minded that we all think we know best and watch it anyway.
Watch and enjoy those of you who thuink its great and funny, i just hope when you are chopping up some unsuspecting poor soul, when you brain has finally packed in, you make it quick.
beer, as its made from 100% pure germans...!
If the world thought about it,
the correct answer is always the most expensive option.
now i have a plan,
use a chunk of this cash the world is pumping into recovering the world ecomomy,
instead of into bad debts, into say solar energy in the way mentioned.
it would save land, give jobs, generate energy saving money, saving the enviroment
by being green, which would cost the world less in the long run,
it may be expensive now, but cheaper, in the long run, and better for the worl in soooo many ways.
instead we are pumping billions into buying bad debts,
when we could be doing something usefull......
is it me or has the work really lost the plot..
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