23 posts • joined Thursday 3rd August 2006 10:46 GMT
Re: "Just how do you convert a physical entity to a mathematical scribble?"
A kilogram of water is as much a "physical entity" as a kilogram of platinum and iridium (also known as positronic brain stuff: http://www.tgdaily.com/entertainment/55384-stock-and-trade-us-robots-and-mechanical-men).
"Company claims to have sold an unspecified number of things"
> There's clearly a pattern emerging from tech launches these days: announce the launch date and, on the day, sit back and await the 'sold out immediately' headlines.
On the one hand, you could put your money where your principles are and refuse to publish such non-news. On the other hand, if forum posts are a useful proxy for page views, you made quite a few ad dollars yourselves out of this "story".
I imagine companies don't tell you what the numbers are because they're uninspiringly low numbers. "We sold all of the 3000 UK Nexus 4s (which excludes the ones we'd already sold to carriers)" is less compelling.
Any Sophistry involved?
Coincidentally, Sophos was founded in a house in Oxford in early 1985, and coincidentally, one of their early products was a prototype portable computer. I wonder whether they might have been one of the companies that the DTI approached.
Your whisky identification guide.
Jack Daniels, quoted multiple times in the above article, is a variety of bourbon, while Jack Daniel is a ZZ Top lookalike and much-loved infosec community figure.
Re: Dodged one
As linked from the article, this page demonstrates that the islands are duplicated on the map. http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31969863003/senkaku-diaoyu-islands-diplomatic-territorial
Facepalming not only at you, but at my decision to spend time reading the article to you.
On the meaning of end-points
"The new rules alter the number of API calls third-party apps can make from different “end points” – meaning a twit's devices or PCs running that application."
I took it to mean API endpoints - i.e. the different features exposed by the API. So you could have a different rate for reading mentions than posting photos, which currently isn't supported.
Exchange of prisoners
While they probably ended up paying handsomely for the domain, I'm sure they could've come to some arrangement where the US gets apple.co.uk in return for the UK getting next.com. It turns out that "warmed-over UNIX" workstations aren't as successful a business as chav trousers.
Re: One small change..
I think _could_, rather than should. There will be some apps that are basically non-functional without access to some personal info. Imagine installing a turn-by-turn nav app without giving it location access.
Re: One small change..
That's exactly what I'd like to achieve. I want to move us to a world where app makers say "we've got this feature, we need this data to make the feature work, and we only use it for enabling that feature".
Accuracy != precision
Their numbers are certainly very _precise_, but probably not as _accurate_ as El Reg claims. Particularly as they don't actually know where I am with sufficient accuracy, even if they did know the location of their branches to the nearest gnat's quark.
Mine's the anorak.
Size matters not, the only difference is in your mind
"Talk of exponential malware growth is justified but needs to be put into context, that the huge rise is coming from a base of almost nothing and that the raw figures remain trivial compared to the Windows virus plague."
That's true, but not really relevant: you only need to be infected by one strain for it to ruin your day.
Tux - but only after he gets his shots.
At the time when you say all optical drives were slot-loading, I had a caddy-loading drive (plugged into a SquirrelSCSI adaptor on an Amiga 1200, which itself had a stack of 2p coins on top to address a "thermal surfeisance" issue).
Tim Berners-Lee should get in on the litigation, too. His NeXTSTEP-based browser, WorldWideWeb.app, was renamed to Nexus.app. Android phones include a web browser, so Google are clearly trying to incite confusion in the marketplace.
Mine's the one with the grey beard.
In response to the comments on the NeXT NSEnumerator class, that in itself is not the Enumeration approach but it's certainly simple to achieve in Objective-C; the technique seems to have received the sobriquet "Higher-Order Messaging". Certainly searching cocoadev.com for HOM yields a few examples of the style.
Repair disk permissions
Quote from the article: "Reports from folk who've tried it already suggest that it's a good idea to verify your hard drive and repair file-access permissions before running BootCamp."
Of course they did. It's part of the Mac Voodoo, that. Anyone who wants to appear knowledgeable but has no clear idea of what they're talking about will recommend one or more of: repair permissions; clearing PRAM; installing software updaters via the combo rather than incremental package. It certainly wouldn't help in this situation and almost never does at any other time, but it's part and parcel of The Mac Experience ;-)