653 posts • joined 1 Aug 2008
Re: Bread. Butter. - could it be...
While Marc has the right to believe that Snowden is a Russian spy (USA is supposedly a free country), his notion that the scale of operations of NSA and whatever Russian agency there is is comparable betrays lack of intellect.
illustrations for the latest (3rd) edition of Introduction to Algorithms have still been produced using MacDraw Pro, so what?
"AND get paid to do so AND you want to get paid a second time to celebrate your poor judgement?"
In fact, articles by mr.Dabbs, ms.Stob and probably by mr.Orlowsky are the only worth content on this site nowadays. Quality of other El Reg's content have fallen below the lowest ligger bottom IMNSHO.
Durov and his money
Durov in Russian means "son (descendant) of a female fool".
JFYI, son of a male fool would be Durakov.
any criticism of ukrainian "government" gets deleted from their sites and Facebook accounts. "govt" "offenders" get blocked permanently.
rather, fool is incompatible with his company
you can use TOR and specify geoIP-based exit policy -- this way you can see the matrix from any viewpoint, including viewpoint of your fella merkins
el reg shouldn't mess with the politics
el reg shouldn't mess with politics
why, not that ugly photo again...
P.S. If Sculley didn't fire Jobs, the Apple would sustain even heavier losses trying to produce and sell $10000 (a la NeXT) and $135000 (a la Pixar) computers.
Re: You clearly don't understand what "high-end" means if you cite HPC
"High-end" deals with LPC (low performance computing) then?
Re: A hideously inefficient hardware design
"had poor power consumption, had 2G only, had a poor camera, no video recording, no secondary camera, no expandable memory, no removable battery, no GPS, no 3rd party application support, silly SIM tray thing"
* "poor power consumption" - a lie. Lasted 2 days, the same as any touchscreen smartphone
* "2G only" - another lie. It had EDGE support (2.75G)
* "poor camera" - not needed in a phone, go buy yourself a proper gear
* "no video recording" - a lie. You could do that on a jailbroken iPhone
* "no secondary camera" - only needed for 3G and skype video calls, no big deal IMO
* "no expandable memory" - no need for this, just don't be cheap and buy 16GB version. If you fill 16GB fast and are unable to manage your data, then microSD cards won't help you too
* "no removable battery" - same as most smartphones today
* "no GPS" - not a big problem - very few phones had it built in at the time (e.g. Nokia E90)
* "no 3rd party application support" - clearly a lie, it was lacking only until iOS 2
* "silly SIM tray thing" - you call it silly? It's clearly a great feature, I liked it very much on Moto StarTAC 130 and on iPhone too. It allows you to swap SIM card on the fly - without turning phone off
"We laughed our heads off" - it seems you've remained in this state ever since.
Kibkalo is a ukrainian family nam, not Russian
Only yesterday night I managed to reset password for my WinXP JP edition using live-build, ntfs-3g and chntpw, and today I get the news that "Windows XP market share grows again"
IMHO it's more like "we need their money more than we care about freedom".
I use StarTAC 130 as my main phone, I store SMSes and contact list on SIM card. When somebody sends me UCS16 SMS (rare occasion) or I need to fetch my email via IMAP over GPRS or there's no GSM signal at 900MHz, I insert my SIM card to other (2.5G) phone.
computer on SD card?
Intel thinks it's news? Eye-Fi have been doing this for ages (camera writes image to SD mass storage device provided by SD card, then embedded CPU/OS running on the SD card uploads image to Eye-Fi server).
Re: Google doesn't spy, it gets to know people
I agree fully -- the best way to know your frends better is to plant tracking devices into their pockets.
Mine with the one of course
Re: iSony is indirectly suing itself
Wrong. Sony is licensed to both Rockstar's and Android's patents, so it's entitled to use Rockstar technology [present in Android, if that's true].
Re: Its like creating money out of thin air through legal extortion
I don't see how it's different from what Google does for living - they are creating money from thin air spying on its users and selling ads (they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns etc and so on. They do not even produce their own Android smartphones. Neither do they pay taxes fully).
I'd bet China can force Apple to rethink their miniSIM->microSIM->nanoSIM trend and return to miniSIM.
If Apple were at least marginally interested in satisfying customer needs, they'd use nVidia videocards instead (better performance per watt, plus nVidia do provide drivers for Linux).
P.S. AMD provide "kinda driver" for Linux too, but it doesn't work.
Re: it does look different
Vertical cylinder with single 120/140/160mm fan on top, bottom or in the middle, with filtered air intake at bottom and exhaust at top is a quite obvious design for single fan PC. I had this in mind at least as far back as 2005 -- there's nothing special about the idea, IMHO. Crucial factor is quality of implementation though, and I doubt Apple are able to pull it.
"and did not peddle as much crap designed to last no longer than 24 months"
actually, longer than 36 months, fixed it for ya. My $2150 MacBook Air lasted slightly more than 36 months until 1st its left hinge broke and then its motherboard died (I replaced both myself, cost me something like $10 for two Chinese hinges, about $300 for mobo, $30 for two dozens of MoodyTools screwdrivers and ArcticSilver thermo-paste). Battery on this MBA is still alive though, but the /!\ sign in upper right corner tells that it "needs to be replaced soon".
I will never buy new MacBook Air or Pro, because battery is glued dead there, I doubt I'd be able to fix anything in it and I'm 100% sure they won't last more than 3 years.
cf: Sony Vaio X505ZP, works OK since 2004 to this day.
P.S. I've got G4 Cube BTW, but internal power regulator board got its capacitors busted - I'd say Apple _never_ produced a kit that'd last
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operators also opposed/oppose demands to implement EIRs (databases of stolen IMEIs) on the same grounds
Re: There’s also an FM radio
And it can also make and receive voice calls, unbelievable!
@Michael Shelby: Re: SecureBoot is not the problem
I'm not buying a Surface [RT] because I can't install Debian on it.
Re: same will ... if I were to replay it in 10 years’ time
Maybe not if you were to play it the first time 10 years from now. I find the whole "great for the period" argument rather moot. Some games (like StarControl II, Ultima 7 BG/SI, RoA StarTrail, SystemShock II, DeusEx (the 1st one) etc) are great for any period, not sure about Alone in the Dark though - I didn't like it then, I don't like it now, so maybe it's great just not for my taste.
Re: it was them that told Bill
Re: BMW could go to Lake Baikal
Try this in the winter, buddy
Re: screen went blotchy, bad hard drive, bad NVIDIA Geoforce graphics card
Exactly the kind of quality that speaks for itself, "bashing" needs not apply.
Re: Ollila says there were several reasons for Nokia's spectacular decline
"in a choice between the Microsoft OS and Android, Windows Phone had been a unanimous choice" - no wonder they've lost.
Re: Turkey has common borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran blah blah blah
99.9% of heroin comes to UK via Turkey. Nothing would change at all if Turkey was EU member, your argument is totally irrelevant here.
It IS matter of culture, religion and race, maybe, if you factor the former two in the definition of race.
Re: why Israel isn't in both NATO and the European Common Market
Yet Turkey IS in NATO, being neither Northern, nor Atlantic state. And of course, Turkey has nothing to do with Europe at all, as the territories it holds west of Bosphorus and Dardanelles have been illegally occupied.
Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on
Re: they also develop GNU/kFreeBSD, and recently, beta versions of GNU/HURD.
In fact the other way round - they also develop GNU/Hurd (they had it running half a dosen years ago IIRC), and recently, GNU/kFreeBSD
Re: proprietary binary blob drivers -- A lot of this is graphics
Wrong -- http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GalaxyS3:
Known freedom issues:
* Proprietary and likely signed bootloader
* Modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC firmwares are non-free
* Modem could access GPS
Re: there are gifted, talented people out there that can "replace" him
that can try at replacing him again and again and never succeed. Here, fixed it for ya
Re: SMS character sets
Actually SMS-es use UCS2BE (!), not utf8.
Seen bigger cameras, a LOT bigger and ten times heavier, and ten times more expensive.
size of SIM card
Article didn't tell anything about SIM card size - is it regular miniSIM, ridiculous microSIM or idiotic nanoSIM?
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