774 posts • joined 14 Jun 2008
well, that was to be expected.
See my comments here:
@ stu4 - getting interested
So you're saying that PS and LR really heavily profit from a supported GPU? I had given up on that idea...
Not meant sarky, I'm genuinely interested in your findings there.
@ stu4 - Re: @ Acme Fixer - not gaming...
How much happens on the GPU? Tried it?
@ Acme Fixer - Re: not gaming...
Sorry, but there is no hardware solution for Photoshop or Lightroom. Specially not for CC.
@ Scott L. Burson - Re: "seizes design reigns"???
It never reins, it poors.
@ Peter Spicer - Re: You know they have reached market saturation
. . . but if Apple doesn't market a smartwatch now, how are they then going to justify afterwards blocking Samsung's sales for infringing on their idea before?
This gets a bit like reading "The cat who walks through walls".
@ Michael Habel - Re: Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service
El Reg did report a week ago:
One of the NSA-trainees
played with recursive permissions . . .
These are sold...
Already out of spec.
' frank ly - Re: @ andreas koch @ Graham Dawson - Am I the only one ....
Kzerrrrrt. Frizzzz. I can hear it already. Nevermind, weekend!
@ Frank Long - Re: @ frank ly - Am I the only one ....
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Additionally, the voltage is 5V, not 20V.
At the moment, yes. But the article stated that USB-C would support up to 20V/5A. And that is frightening when interrupted under load, especially as there will be some capacitors and coils in the supply to get the ripples of the SPS under control. The back EMF from that L/C combo can be much higher than the original voltage and make the spark longer.
It's not the insertion that I find dubious. it's when someone just pulls the plug, as it happen so often.
edit: I just looked at the presentation. The Micro-C type will be limited to 20V/3A. Still a lot.
@ Graham Dawson - Re: Am I the only one ....
Yes. Your current phone charger is also capable of delivering 100 watts.
It's a meaningless statement without a time component.
We're talking power here, not work. My phone charger might be capable of delivering 100 Watt-Hours (in 10 hours), but it's not capable of delivering 100 Watt.
I think you probably twisted it around a bit.
Nevermind, it's Friday!
@ frank ly - Re: Am I the only one ....
Nope. To be honest, even 2A on a standard USB 2 plug seemed high to me. 5A on this frightens the shine off my shoes.
But: My guess is that (on insertion) GND makes contact first, then VCC and then data. The current is then only switched on when the plug is all in. I take it that there will be some really fast Schottky's involved for cutting the power if someone pulls the plug under load; 5A @ 20V DC pulls a longer spark than any gap possible in this small plug. I'd give it a lifetime of 2 cycles.
@ moiety -
. . . >
This sentence makes me cross. It is not true; and that's just the start of where it's wrong.
While you are completely right, there is the detail that when Mr. Jobs said similar things about Siri every fanboi ejaculated involuntarily.
Sales hype, everyone does it (unfortunately).
I take it that the continuation of it's wrongness that you hint at is the storing of query data at MS. I agree, that makes it unusable for me.
Re: @ Eddy Ito - So, one question
Sorry for your misspelled name. You can call me Andrej.
@ Eddie Ito - Re: So, one question
@ Marketing Hack - Re: I'd complain about the chidish use of derriere synonyms...
Not all that funny . . .
Your work output is hopefully better.
@ Charles 9 - Re: FB & Google...
X!au lives in Botswana, some miles into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. He has had an upset stomach for the last 6 months and now it's getting really bad. The next town with a doctor is Letlhakane, 125 miles northeast. When he gets there after 3 weeks, (alone, his family can't spare another member) the doctor, who is paid by the mining companies in the area and very busy with broken hands, legs and concussions, will surely look up his symptoms on Google and give him a couple of packs of Omeprazole that he begged of a fellow doctor in Mahalapye on his Facebook page. 2 weeks later he will post on Twitter that X!au is much better now and on his way back.
X!au's family unfortunately don't look at Dr. Akinya's tweet, because they haven't got a screen nor the electricity to run it even if they could read.
They also don't know that X!au was trampled to death by a gnu* 10 miles from home.
Charles, anything usual that has a chance to get treated with something off the standard WHO med list will be known by a doctor, or can be had from a book that doesn't need an infrastructure to power it. Everything else, sad as it is, will be untreatable due to a lack of funds.
Tesla can't even get a covering network of charging stations going in the high-tech US. Getting the remotest places on Earth on the 'net is like putting salt and pepper on a steak that is still part of it's live wildebeest and busy moving it around.
If our 'civilized' lifestyle is really what people in those regions want, if it is the best way, with all the advantages and the drawbacks, it will have to grow there. Otherwise all we get is Google+ or Facebook picture posts of rapidly approaching bovines.
* not Richard Stallman's fault.
@ Pen-y-gors - Re: Read it carefully...
I wonder how they will find this content. They'll probably be ordered to look for filenames like "Harry Potter Film pirated illegal version.mp4". Downloading the file "wfuiG42Va5.ptd" will be totally OK.
This list is clearly stolen
from Claire Perry's computer.
@ Chris Wareham -
Now think how I feel about that, being an immigrant (albeit with multiple connections to the country) who didn't grow up with Bingo culture . . .
But then, what do I know, if it's that important to the nation's identity, by all means, go ahead. Can we get a price cut on fish 'n' chips too, please?
@ Irongut - £200m to fix potholes
I agree, it's not going to help that much, especially when there's a lot more coming up after the flooding due to washed out foundations down here in the south.
I also get the feeling that roadworks get exploited by the companies hired to do so, as there seems to be very little quality control by the council. On my way to work is a stretch of road that has about a dozen potholes that get filled in about every other month. 1 day to set up the health and safety perimeter with barriers, traffic lights and warning signs, 1 day to take the whole gubbins down again, and about 90 minutes in between that for stomping one bucket of grid into the hole*. I'm sure that it isn't checked for quality by anyone of the people responsible for the payment of the comany **. They just get complaints, sent someone with a goldfish memory to have a look ("Yup, a hole.") and trigger a repair order. It surely would be cheaper if it would be repaired properly once, than year-in-year-out (pat/bot)ched again and again.
While it's nice to see people in employment, if other county councils also work like this, 200m won't go far.
* "Oi, Kev, don't hammer it down that hard, it only needs to last for six weeks, and it's tea break anyway."
**Probably his cousin, or golf mate or something.
@ Hillman_Hunter -
Clumsy, are we?
> . . .
Apples lightening connector seems to be
. . .<
No wonder, it must weigh less . . .
Please bring the launch date for MarsOne forward.
I don't think I can wait until 2023 anymore . . .
Mine's the space suit.
@ AC ~2200h GMT - Re: Biology
Biology wasn't your strongest subject in school, was it?
Not irony as such.
Irony would require a thought process.
This is like wheel clamping a parked car in front of the hospital. Correct response, but makes the initial problem worse.
@ normanpritchard59 -
Not quite hitting my original question. No doubt that you might need an app for some of the things you mention, but surely not for watching a youtube video on how to tie a tie or get scores or similar.
It's this "tie the
victim customer to a device/OS/infrastructure" that makes it annoying. 180° from the original OSI idea . . .
@ returnmyjedi - Re: How Pathetic...
About this mouse . . . Do you know exactly what it looks like? If so, could you assist me in making a "commemorative model" of it, so that more
idiots fanbois sophisticated people can enjoy it's looks?
If you don't know what it looks like, would you want to buy the guaranteed original one? For 20 quid extra I'll wrap it up in a piece of the guaranteed original Turin shroud for you.
Just give me a call under 0203 555 419 419
@ Jon B - Re: Plunderers
Essentially true, but in the distand future nobody would have any idea who the frig this "Steve Jobs" was, and then it wouldn't be worth a line.
After all, it's a
crippled pointing device mouse, not a beautiful, solid gold sculpture or something.
That's supposed to be heavy for a speaker? An active speaker?
The main question is:
How can NSA and GCHQ tap into it?
fishy to me . . .
@ asdf - Re: Sorry... am I reading that right?
Her sorry. Reading fail. Tories probably picked a woman to reduce the danger of their porn avenger showing up on the telly being busted with a lady of the night.
Dear asdf, CP (not child porn, Claire Perry) does her own busting, mostly through apparent ignorance. Like when she told Jimmy Wales that he doesn't know about the web, unlike her . . . or her filtering suggestions: Just block the naughty pictures.
I could, and can, be wrong, but she seems to think that there's routers that can detect if a model is 18 or under-age, or which part of her (or his) body is uncovered to an inappropriate extend or who is actually looking at this picture. She might actually think that the filename "my_little_pony.jpg" can't be anything but the picture of a little pony and that all porn is called "sexpic_45123.png" or similar. I would bet she read this and thought that it could be used for smut-filtering as well.
I think she needs an injection of Common-sense-icine. Unless, of course, she gets the idea of having a moderated, buffered BlightyNet®: cut all connections to these bad foreign internet places and have 23500 moderators* looking at all submitted user content before it is released to the public. That'd work.
Or, alternatively, have Ceefax back instead.
One does not have to be on Zuck-book
I just aren't. There, solved.
Misinterprtation of SMART data
Not necessarily in defence of Aria, who handled the situation badly, but there's also the possibility of misinterpretation of SMART data. All it takes is a bit of dodgy reporting of the firmware like here. And no penpusher or advertising knight will understand that a program that states something isn't necessarily gospel.
The drive in the lappy I'm using to type this (Seagate Momentus XT 500) reports over 110 million read errors and status OK. It did that from the day I updated it's firmware and never failed. Before the update the count was 0, which indicates that Seagate's SMART reporting is, at least sometimes, pants.
Maybe this applies here, too?
Also, Who guarantees that a clean pull is not a refurb? It could well be that a company pops returned drives into budget PCs and it was pulled from those?
There's more to it than black or white.
The real question is:
Are the firms lawyers up to a battle with Apple's lawyers? If it works and takes off, surely Apple will have patented it long ago . . .
@ Arnaut the less - Re: "I am thoroughly nuts in the minds of several engineers"
. . .
just having the "wrong" alloy wheels on your car is enough to be branded as nuts.
. . .
That'll be wheel nuts then, right?
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
@ theodore - Re: as long as the gui isn't burnt orange
Totally get rid of that attitude right now please. The GUI isn't orange if you don't want it to be. This is an open source OS: CHANGE IT. This is not a "can't-let-you-do-that- OS"
I find it really confusing that people dismiss certain OSs/ distributions on the grounds of a changeable attribute. KDE is too metallic. Mint is soo XP. Ubuntu is much too orange.
A paper in "Nature Climate Change".
Completely disregarding the validity or lack thereof of the paper, what does one expect in a publication named "Nature Climate Change"?
If you want the other view, subscribe to "Constant Climate Quarterly".
It's like looking for a positive article about Windows 8 in "macUser", a favourable report about Ford's new Focus in "Vauxhall Astra Fan Magazine" or recipes for beef and bacon casserole in "The Vegan Weekly".
@ I ain't Spartacus:
> . . .
And they like the idea of a bright pink phone.
. . . <
Paris would tell you that that colour is not pink. It's "SickSalmon".
Re: "Inner Course"
From now on known as the fastest Tampax inserter ever.
The 419ers/ Barnum* quote.
*I know he didn't say it; true nonetheless.
@ Johyn Tserkezis -
Surely a potato, a NE555 and a few passive bits aren't that hard to get?
@ skelband - Re: Hawink trolling again.
I interpret that the other way around:
"How did we appear in this universe, in this form and in the way that we are?"
"The universe is as it is, therefore we're here to perceive it as it is. If it would be different, we would also be different, but still perceive this different universe as it is."
More Philosophy than Physics.
Or just waffle.
Also consider the 5th commandment of the Discordian Pentabarf.
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