622 posts • joined Monday 19th May 2008 14:40 GMT
Why cripple it
with a spinning disk - what would the battery be like with an SSD in there?
That would be in "all day" territory, and make up for the "lacklustre" performance (when did a Core i5 become slow?)
32MB storage or a keyboard?
No question - keyboard all the way.
I mean, just how much storage does a tablet PC need?
No IE6 or 7?
Not getting close to picking up 93% really are they...
Could have been really interesting to see how the main three (I agree, 5 would have been more interesting) browsers have improved over the last n years.
But with "Code fast, break things" as a mantra they will have security lapses...
Other window managers exists - why not offer options at install time.
My preference when I was allowed to work on a real OS was actually ion3.
I was really impressed with the latest Ubuntu install - it asked me about the partitions I wanted, then went off and formatted/installed in the background while it asked me the remaining few questions. For one of those to have been "Which window manager do you want to use" with screenshots of each wouldn't be that hard....
DNS based VPN?
If DNS requests get through then you have a data pinhole, and therefore a VPN could be established...
Extend HDMI over cat5 or cat6.
Then you can leave the PC elsewhere, but reap the benefits of a "proper" system.
For control you can either just go wireless, or use smartphones etc. At a push then you could use another run of cat5 to extend USB to the room and use a cheap wireless keyboard/track(pad/ball) combination.
Missing the point.
"Human error shouldn't occur in nuclear power plants"
No - human error should be expected, and systems put in place to mitigate any damage to acceptable levels. Did it really take 7 months to find a hoover? (yes I know it's more likely that the ire did damage which has taken time to clean up - but that's why I don't writ headlines.
Not until they can do something about it.
Unscrew the antenna maybe (I know it would probably require a scalpel)
When this code was written was what 10 years ago?
2001 - No one thought of security? I doubt it, they just thought "!windows == !vulnerable"
how much solar capture is being chopped down?
Surely a biomass mini power station would be a more efficient system.
Well apparently phpbb3 logos are naughty - because the $mobile_prover filters won't let me look any anything phpbb related...
So I'm now "unfiltered"
Buy machine, wipe disk, start to install ubuntu - return PC to store as faulty
Repeat with every machine there...
And average broadband speed - surely that be a comparison between "paid for" and "achieved" with a checkbox for "wanted to pay for faster, but unavailable"
For takeoff - so they'd have been committing suicide...
Why do we need to keep in sync?
Might be nice to have holidays that move around the seasons - then we can have a few years of skiing, then a few sunbathing....
I presume Farmers look at their fields and at the sky rather than the calendar when deciding what to do with their crops.
"Of course there's not much practical benefit to a robot capable of completing triathlons. Same way as it's not a very practical skill for humans. Get in a car why don't you?"
I don't have an amphibious car...
Will the rubber ring be a good seal at that temperature - would it not be brittle?
Is there a low temperature grease which would be more appropriate?
$59bn lost sales?
Don't believe you.
Maybe $59bn "marked retail price" but most of those wouldn't have resulted in a sale, and the user would have learnt another (free) piece of software to do the same job.
Cryptographic licensing ins't that hard, but none of the major software only players use it - because a pirate copy still has positive value on their business plan, it promotes the software, and perpetuates lock-in.
green electricity isn't the point...
We're taking emissions from the city centre to a point where they can be cleaned centrally, and where we can improve efficiency in big chunks, providing an instant boost to transport efficiency...
I can see child porn applications for this, but counterfeit shops can be dealt with by court order.
phishing sites are another nice target, but anyone on a largeish ISP will have already cached the DNS entries anyway.
copyright infringement? seriously, just strike it from the legislation if you don't recommend it...
"Loyalty" can be rewarded...
I pay very little for a great deal of comms - not because I'm loyal to my operator, but because their "retentions" department offer me a better deal than any operator can offer as a "starter" package.
I have no operator loyalty, but they are willing to make a decent offer to keep me as a customer then I'll take it.
And going to mars is something which has been helped by the ISS (in terms of studies on long term microgravity environments on the human body)
Good thing that humans are always perfectly symmetrical when walking.
Why did they feel the need to reflect her waist as well as her arm (which I can understand)
She has her weight on one hip, so her waist if offset to her right at the time the photo is taken. It's a pretty easy mistake, but one that should have been obvious to the people doing the edit. Are they really so focussed on individual pixels that they never look at the photo?
Quite possibly: http://www.psdisasters.com/
My wife's records at our local hospital already span two bulging folders (from just two pregnancies and fairly serious broken arm between them).
So whilst "an envelope" isn't enough - clearly the basic concept scales fairly easily. The only issue is if she trips over near another hospital...
I have a folding BT keyboard, with a control key - but the HTC senseUI conflicted with the latest BT drivers, so it can't support HID.
Installed cyanogenmod (other firmwares exist) and it's lovely. I have a very small laptop.
Icon? I even get an Escape key (even if it does require two buttons to be pushed)
For the heater
Although I agree in the UK it's a bit useless there are countries in the world where it can get a bit chilly overnight.
Being able to remotely start the car (albeit from 20 metres) could then be useful - the heater can have the car nicely defrosted by the time you've had coffee...
As for remote unlocking. I can easily see that being excellent for car pool schemes - lock the keys in the boot, remote unlock for the hirer.
Amazon, Apple, Google and Mickysoft will realise that preventing their competition from owning the domain is the best solution, and so will support the community version - of course, each would want a member on the board as well...
"should we ever build our three Arcs ready to ship us off to a better life I will make damn sure anyone who even remotely had a job in marketing or making adverts, is on the first one"
You do remember that after the first arc left the remaining population were wiped out by a rare disease due to unhygienic telephone handsets...
Correct1 above: "everything with the same shape will fall at the same rate" is incorrect
The air resistance will be the same, but the gravitational force (weight) will not be. Two 10cm spheres, one massing twice the other will not fall at the same rate though a viscous fluid. The more massive sphere will fall quicker, due to the air resistance being less significant as it is acting on a greater mass of object.
The string on the same page (which has therefore by definition been compromised)?
A public key also stored on the same page?
Why aren't the keys checked by a package manager (how most people install these things)? Why aren't they in some way securely distributed (DNSSEC hosted?)
I can barely recall
the last time I drive more than 80 miles in a day.
I used to have a nasty commute - 140 miles round trip. However I could have charged at work (or left an e-car at home and used a fossil burner)
Other than that commute - I took a road trip round America, but I hired a car for that...
Erm... Before that???
I know - I manage a bit more than that going to a retreat centre every so often - but I can hire a car for holidays on the savings made from driving battery powered the rest of the year and still have money over to buy the holiday (well I could have done, I tend to cycle rather alot now)
Exporting a list of words and adding as a new dictionary is so hard?
Wait, I've never tried to export from a MS dictionary - but it's got to be easy - surely...