507 posts • joined Tuesday 11th April 2006 15:28 GMT
Driver worries ?
<<Imagine reinstalling the drivers for THAT>>
I thought this type of heavy engineering usually has a c64 as a controller, and home grown code.
how high is high enough??
<<In a high-level meeting..., Beijing’s negotiators said they have zero mandate ...>>
That would be a low-level meeting, then.
where are all the Pies?
Sales in Germany, Holland and environs are going well.
As proof, 1278 results today on searching for Raspberry Pi in ebay.de.
customer or sucker?
Like I could buy a 2014 Ferarri, but leave it in the garage until new year, for fear the car-maker enables the anti-thief lock-down system?
As a non-console owner, the only decent way I see to deal with an out-of-control supply-chain is to welcome your customer early, and explain that he may have to wait a few weeks for full enjoyment of the product.
What is twisted is that commenters expect this kind of user welcome to be the norm in the console area.
Maybe the Steam people will be a bit better?
Maybe this points to the end-game with DRM products. You just sell a sexy-looking empty box, because that is the cheapest way to achieve zero functionality.
Or maybe Microsoft would like to treat all its users like this?
The Core of the Special Relationship
is that neither British Statesmen nor USA ones are accusing each other of phone-tapping.
From the comments, you could raise the efficiency of this scheme by leaving out the hi-tech support, and just subsidising the pubs.
this is bad
I was counting on Oracle buying some patent jam - have to sell off my shares in Blackberry, quick
Independance from Britain..
may get much easier, when Britain decides to leave EU.Then Scotland could apply to become Very West Germany, for instance, join Schengen, Tax intra-day trading, and generally behave like responsible Europeans.
This could easily come about before Scotland even have a timetable for their referendum.
no inter in our net
The proper place to discuss sensitive issues like politics, religion or Justin Bieber is Youtube.
However I sent a link to a self-arranged, self-performed folk song, non-pornographic, to a Chinese colleague leaving our company. She could not access Youtube. The only success was to translate into Chinese in Google translator. What a waste of time, and a diverse&cultural loss.
Important for our large company is whether they have been previous suppliers within the company.If yes,
- they understand our (strange) terms and conditions,
- we can find out if they are helpful,
- we get a feeling of if they will take it in the chin, for the sake of a longer-term connection
Sounds proportionate, since YAHOO! has mostly US users.
Can we have one on behind a European firewall please?
You can call it EUHOO! if you want.
Babies in the Bathwater
The last melting, about 6000 BC cut off the Continent from England, the Thames from the Rhine, and caused Noah's flood as the Med broke through to the Black sea.
The boffins admit that their dating isn't exact to the day, though, and the increase in sea level is also unclear (0.8-2.8 m). It is also frustrating that the documentation was poor, as the events are so close to the start of history.
Re: Obama deserved the peace prize...
for displacing G.W.Bush, the first American President to start two wars and finish none.
MIDI can now do lyrics
I don't know if all MIDI editors do the same, but I've had files from one MIDI with lyrics come out into an unrelated notation programme. I saw it first quite recently, less than 10 years old.
whisper of reason
The main cause is that there ARE contracts: it saves providers the trouble of behaving. They became necessary for phones because providers handed out phones for free - bad idea - and needed to recoup the up-front loss. Contracts are not necessary today, you can buy non-tied phones and services.
There is no need for ties, the inconvenience of switching data to another provider should be sufficient to accept switching without restriction as the normal model for data. And no ties means they might listen a bit to their customers.
Re: The road to hell's paved with good intentions
There may be many roads leading to Hell. But the main highway is the one constructed of bad intentions.
while we are bashing companies...
why would the CIA want to use a notorious tax minimizer like Amazon?
Windows 8 is good for something
The initial screen warns every customer without a touch sensitive screen that Microsoft doesn't care about customers. Not enough to even give you an XP-retro option, and certainly not enough to design features to help you.
My question for 2015 is, who can come up with a one-button solution on a USB3 stick to overwrite my outdated Win7.
good sound is possible
As commenters like peter gathercole mention, quality of sound has been a problem since Edison. But I'm happy with my current sound from my laptops, and use these in preference to mobile devices. The laptop signal feeds to a USB soundcard, and from here into the AUX channel of a bedsit Hifi.
- so yes, tinny laptop speakers are the worst problem
- the two laptops differ in signal: an Acer being noticeably better than a non-Beats HP
- I do attach sound-compensating headphones, to filter out house noise and let others sleep, but they would be unsafe in traffic.
- Youtube is interesting, also because of the range in quality of uploaded music - a valuable discipline of its own, as previous comments have mentioned.
Re: Compelling reasons for reviving the ether
It IS the ether, we are just arguing about its weight and pervasiveness.
bet the company?
"Apple is thus going to be forced into more “bet the company” launches. It can easily survive an iWatch failure, but to deliver high percentage growth it will need to bet a high percentage of the firm. "
The art of portfolio management is to have a number of projects of differing size and risk. This helps avoid the military dilemma of repeatedly betting on all-out-wins, until your army gets hammered.
Even then, given Apple's size, it may not be possible to find one project big enough to force them to bet the whole company's fortunes.
Re: galactic sized accelerator mechanism
I think you have touched on the cause - at the rate accelerators are getting bigger, in a billion years or so, one will fill the known universe, so forcing an alternate universe to bubble into existence.
An alternative could be to stop Moore's law for accelerators.
does the code run on my raspi?
Thanks to John Robson for the good analysis. Disagree about screen size, though - I can only get a fraction of a page on the machine at big enough to read so I'd really like a larger screen. This may push my standard reader from my laptop +monitor to a tablet in time.
The rule I know is hat your fist at arms length should cover the screen. It probably maps closely to the other one but saves you using the TV as a ruler.
It comes from your brain being uncomfortable with too much movement if the angle of viewing is too large.
Re: Very strange stuff, that heat
The heat is a side-effect of the Blish drives, plus the air conditioners...
data science - the alchemy of the 21stC?
I appreciated the article and see the target, the terminology is secondary. I don't like the wiggle room in the bridgebuilder analogy between engineer and statistitian, though, as
1) They said that about Velikowsky between egyptologists and archeologists
2) many statistitians are mathematically competent and practical enough to run toolkits - maybe they are confining their curiosity to a currently saleable set of problems.
I'd be interested in your proposed toolkit as captured in your course - could you provide a link, please?
Re: Hmm, iPads?
The most important contribution of the iPad was to suppress the development of 10" smartphones
It is surely only a matter of time until someone has a cross-platform compiler, or at least an appsource converter, then we move on from asking who has the most apps.
Microsoft might even be chasing that goal now.
< [I'm]buying one on Black Friday if Apple knock 5% off or so >
3.5% knocked off the share price this week, charge up your credit card...
can't give them away?
I smell a marketing plan here.
The US allows A-L give away their products free to save the free world from Huawei and LZE.
All producers go bust, but at least the free world is saved.
consistently reliable source at a high-profile US retailer
that'll be the bar where employees leave their prototypes?
When I get too fed up, I use http://www.givemebackmygoogle.com/. I can't find an equivalent for Bing - 'one man's poison is another man's meat' seems to be the Microsoft way to strengthen immunity.
Search numbers are currently 66% Google, 28% Microsoft. The interesting thing is that the attempts to manually improve search (Yahoo, AOL) are not being honoured, as their percentages are dropping.
I'd like a Syria add-on, to contribute to the free world.
Any chance of real drone connects?
Excuse me for interupting the frivolity of Friday afternoon to pick out a serious point in this.
Surely Apple will get slower IT support from large firms if they don't provide timelines, betas, and coming features well in advance. These are firms now upgrading from windows XP to 7, with a turn-around of several years? And being asked to deliver apps for home log-in, KPIs on the go, cloudy teamrooms,...
Not unrelated, today a colleague rolling out HR IT modules on SAP showed me the iphone he had replaced his Blackberry with.
Re: a two week course on how to use Google is just as good for 90% of jobs
Hey AC! That endangers all who still believe thinking is free. Next week there'll be a Googletax of £9000 p.a.
Reminds me of my wife, then 18, being served a bill for schooling via her parents after she skipped an East European country.
Re: What about iCloud?
Thanks for the partial answer. She has a website with an embedded map, that recently stopped working. I'm trying to find out if that is normal wear and tear, or if others know of a general problem, and/or whether there is anything left to fix, or better just start over.
What about iCloud?
My wife, a non-expert, is complaining about her web site, which is on a mac on iCloud.
It recently lost its link to the google map insert used to show the way to her business premises, and does not appear to have a way to get it reinstalled..
Is this an unlucky coincidence, or is there something conspiratorial going on here?
re “PSUs areThe main cause of failure'
More of my personal losses have been due to on/off switches.
One cause is the useful but philosophically disturbing idea of a PC controlling its own power supply, a power grab that swaps robustness for functionality.
example of cross-consolidation of data domains
http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/ is a database that makes me cringe. The data is clearly manually driven, and incomplete. A larger data scope, which could include data from university rolls, and publications, would stabilise the original concept and increase the usefulness of all areas.
Is anybody looking for a Friday research project?
a rise, by any other name
+ve: no expensive cables, no non-standard connectors
-ve: Can it do voice commands, or ring my utility co for a recharge? Does it even have a microphone or bluetooth?
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