350 posts • joined Friday 25th July 2008 07:33 GMT
If memory serves, says who is says Intel. Their original spec for the ultrabook mandated SSD alongside the $699 price-point (and a few other bits). Which is of course why their sales have taken off and soared like your average power-brick does.
But as you say it's an Intel trademark, so they can presumably change it to suit their own needs and maybe even suit actual reality of current BOM costs that OEMs might actually have to charge for the thing rather than their fantasy price-point, if they don't want to lose cash on each.
Of course, those geniuses who have been coaxing NAND as far as 19nm could very well keep pulling rabbits out of their hats and push it well beyond 10nm - time will tell."
Aren't we going to start seeing quantum mechanics start dominating things if we go too much below 10nm (say around 7nm or so)?
That means the notes made about a given patient – provided they're written legibly – can be collated easily and will only need to be written out once.
If nurses handwriting is anything like doctors, then there could just be a flaw in the digi-pen utilisation here?
And having occasionally had to help my pharmacist wife decode some doctors scribbles on scripts and notes, methinks perhaps the digi-pens could end up creating more work later on when people actually try to make sense of the notes made.
Any such phone should of course come connected to an armour-plated strap that ends in a handcuff. Simply to prevent some twonk leaving the damn thing in the back of a taxi.
Re: iPhone Green
They'd better do it quick or else Cadbury might try and strike-out from their purple possession to the rest of the spectrum...
Brings back memories
Was actually just discussing this sort of thing with a colleague the other day.
I can recall the first 1GB hard drive coming into the uni labs where I was working at the time (~15 years ago, and OK, for a student definition of working). And now I have 16x that hanging off my keyring, let alone what's in all the other kit around the office.
Re: Oh no
I'd say being the memorial/epitaph/tombstone for the departed engineer is much more fitting...
A nice note of humanity in all of the wonderful science.
So their way of getting around the old business "wait until SP1 before even looking at it" viewpoint is to issue the service pack before they've fully released the main product?
Re: Part of a ........
Or there would be if some wabbit hadn't wun (sorry, run) off with it...
And all he wanted was a good view of Venus.
A nice little niche market money-earner perhaps?
A training course and accompanying book entitled iPhone Holding for Dummies?
They were probably worried that Mr Tumbles garish and brightly coloured spotty bag bore too much resemblance to TAFKAM and kiddies might get confused.
Not just sci-fi
The “light sail” – a spacecraft powered by the pressure of photons streaming from a handy star – might still be science fiction, but researchers in the US have demonstrated that photons can flip switches at the nano scale.
It's become science-fact, albeit on an experimental basis.
You have to wonder...
If some of the unwillingness or inability for a cross-company agreement on these is the huge amount of acronyms involved. I look at the two diagrams there and see about half a dozen words I recognise plus a couple of the acronyms that I can understand or guess.
Or is it just me with my poor little dumb-phone that only allows me to do odd things like talk to people?
The first rule of engineering...
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
Menu-driven on a touchscreen tablet - broken (or at least awkward), so fix it with big buttons and stuff.
Menu-driven on a desktop without touchscreen - ain't broken in Win7.
So we have style over substance (and usability) in some cases, in the odd view that one size should actually fit all on widely divergent hardware and applications.
Re: No Beer
You're mixing them up with the Darwin Awards ;)
Although the fluid dynamics one would have potential there.
More likely we'd never know, as it wouldn't have got out the door.
Re: iOS 6 Maps - Cloud Based Satellite Imagery
Nah, that's what we have the Reg SPB for ;)
Suddenly it becomes clear the real reason behind LOHAN - it's a covert method of updating the Apple-maps.
As alternatives to Sketch-up, you can also consider both Wings3D and Blender.
Both are free (open source) and quite easy to use. I use Wings3D for some game modding, and I know others who use Blender for the same. Either would do the job nicely for conjuring up models for printing.
Re: Get rid of the +1 channels please
It's so we can now update Springsteen's song and have 114 channels and nothing on.
Not that it's a cheap and easy way to fill up the bandwidth rather than actually make/buy some actual new programmes of course.
Does this also partially explain the recent lull in BOFH output - all the creative juices being flowed here instead?
Or have you lot just been reading too many archived ones to pass the time?
Still a fun read nonetheless, and sadly parts are too believeable.
What we still don't know, though, is exactly what "preview version" means when it comes to Office 2013 RT. It could simply mean that the applications are buggy and crash-prone, or it could mean that the suite will ship with certain features disabled, or even entire Office components missing.
And this differs how from the normal "full" version? Says he who's just had to pick Excel 2010 off the floor where it decided to land in an ugly heap.
For me, more than one Raspberry is
Re: swerving wildly off-topic
I guess it's just the next stage on from people with iPods on so loud or who are so engrossed in the display of their smartphones/tablets etc as they are walking along that they fail to notice small unimportant things around them in the real world like they're about to step off the pavement and into the road, or that they're about to walk into someone or something.
And what's most worrying for me is that of the many examples I seem to see of this every day, a large percentage are schoolkids...
Mr Tesla would be proud...
Re: Thumbs up for the Acer AO 725
I got a cheap little bluetooth gongle (from the pound shop, of all places!) which dealt with that omission nicely on mine. YMMV but it might be worth a try with very little to loose. It's small enough to leave in permanently, and thus far has survived several business trips.
Re: D270 Sucks
I could have used this review last year when I invested in one of these, although I'm not sure the choice I made would be different (an Acer One 725 iirc, or similar spec anyway). I got mine cheaper than listed here (£240 or so), although it was with the smallest (and most useless) battery and only 2GB of RAM. But nothing that a couple of purchases on t'net didn't easily fix and brings the price to about that listed (with the original 1-2 hour 2-cell battery as a back-up).
Now also has the 4GB ram (easily fitted via removing a single screw on the bottom and sliding off the lower cover, via helpful guidance vid on youTube) plus a 2GB SD for ReadyBoost and a rather chunky 6-cell battery which whilst making the thing notably heavier and thicker, gives all-day operation and a rather nice angle to the keyboard (and occasionally an impromptu handle to hold the thing).
Chugs along nicely on its Win7 full, with a dual-boot to Ubuntu when the mood takes me. Works a treat as a second laptop for business travel (work's Dell monster is locked up tight), and with HDMI out is fine as a streaming box to the hotel flatscreens.
Re: What's weird is...
Personally I'm just waiting for someone from Cupertino to visit Britain and see one of the VW adverts for the Golf (you know the ones, where all sorts of cars features and other stuff are compared to Golf's).
Then the Germans can be next on the lawyers hitlist for infringing Apple's patent on comparing things?
Re: Nah... It's the other way round.
So the confusion's not just in the software :)
Wouldn't it have made more sense to have the program test mode just do one trade, or perhaps a limited span of trade time (say 1s or 10s)? Wall things off, just so if things go wrong they aren't going wrong many times repeatedly? Or is that too obvious a first step in code-testing.
Or for that matter have a dummy "market" that the thing could talk to in isolation, to test the bare-bones fundamentals? This is like testing a brand new car design by putting your family in it and dumping it on the motorway at rush-hour...
Still nice to know in this day and age we can have rapid and highly efficient automation of even our very best cock-ups (to err is human, to really foul up you need a computer...)
"Fuel-air explosions are also found in various other applications, for instance as a particularly uncompromising method of rodent control, in powerful bird-scaring/sonic-weapon equipment, and even in especially aggressive paintball guns."
And also that rare and little known application - the internal combustion engine...
My bet is everything going perfectly until right at the end, when the skycrane cable fails to separate from the rover. Thence the Curiosity ends up dragging its crane around for the next few months by its ropes, or is virtually tethered to the spot like a yard-dog.
One does have to wonder what happened to KISS strategies in this day and age?
Re: "Nokia employees are demonstrating their determination to strengthen our competitiveness"
And the rest demonstrated their determination to take the pay-off and head out the door before the ship sank (hence the pirate icon).
Is it Freudian or prophetic that I misread the last word in the quote, with the first l becoming an i?