Obviously if you've bought Adobe's products as a disk from a shop and paid cash for them, you won't be affected.
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Obviously if you've bought Adobe's products as a disk from a shop and paid cash for them, you won't be affected.
Let's see what the price is approximately a fortnight after the next Nexus release, eh?
Thing is, up until some cock robbed it, the old first-edition Galaxy Tab 7 incher I had functioned quite nicely as a phone. Yes, it does fit in a pocket. Just not some skinny jeans pocket.
Try it. You might like it.
My Arc S started on 2.x and is now on 4.x? I wouldn't say "never updated".
Though, it might get the Cyanogen treatment at some point.
I guess it fits in with the cute (but not that cute) little Snapdragon mascot that keeps getting plastered over the site borders lately.
Amiga was never "niche", except later in its life when the PC got the 3DFX card to go with the Soundblaster Pro and 16. If you were as old as me, you'd know that the Amiga was the shit back in its day. Microsoft operating systems were still a whole bunch of 640k limits and creating custom config.sys and autoexec.bat files to make stuff work properly.
What MS got that many people failed to get is having a half-decent office suite, but it would only run on their half-baked OS. MS did nothing, precisely nada to lower the prices of PCs. Amstrad did more than they ever would, with a "pile it high, sell it cheap" mentality that might not have resulted in the best hardware, but resulted in "good enough" to run Microsoft's incredibly expensive office software along with the operating system seemingly designed from the start to lock everyone into it.
You might laugh, but Linux and the Penguinistas have done more to make PCs affordable than Microsoft ever have. Yes, really. Microsoft can't get away with charging more than the cost of the hardware on an office suite any more, when products such as OO.o and LO.o are "good enough", and free. The Microsoftians know this as well, hence their total war against free with proxy companies, groups, and unproven patent allegations.
I will state again that the only role Microsoft has ever played is to demand a toll to cross a bridge made of everybody else's hard work.
So what you're saying is Dell did more than Microsoft.
As did Compaq, Amstrad, HP, Gateway, even ye olde Time Computers. Before that, Sinclair, Commodore and Atari were blazing the home-computing trail in a way that the PC only managed to follow once companies like 3DFX, Creative Labs, ATI and NVidia managed to make the PC a viable proposition for the home (ie: made it do good graphics and sound).
The only role Microsoft played in any of this was as a troll charging a tax to cross a bridge that everyone else made.
No thanks to the company in question. I think that happened in spite of Microsoft rather than because of them.
Most of the reason why inkjet manufacturers get away with the shit prices on ink, is they are giving the printers away at below-cost.
So, what's Cube's excuse?
And as people above have mentioned, I'm waiting for a version that will take any old ground-up thermoplastic. 52 quid for something that should be costing about 50p? Fuck off.
After nearly 1200 quid on the printer?
On Google's search page the other day was a link to the new Nexus 7 tablet. If that isn't market abuse I don't know what is.
Please tell me you're just trolling?
Only I just saw several links to Microsoft Windows on that Bing thing. I only wanted to look up some prices on double glazing, too.
The thing about expert systems, is you generally need experts on hand to train them. AI is generally done top-down, not bottom-up. The moment the latter happens to any extent where experts are no longer required, is the moment we start building our own (perhaps slightly perturbed) GSVs and other Minds. Or rather, it's the moment they start building themselves.
Then we're all out of a job!
Nope, you got the right one (plane, that is).
It just happens to also be a good excuse for a godawful pun.
Sounds to me like you just proved andreas koch's point big style!
Unless I'm completely misreading their post, Koch's point was about the UI. I'm pointing out that there was a lot more disliked about Win95 than the UI. Hell, the Win95 UI wasn't a radical break from Win3.11. You could still use Windows 95 without touching the Start menu, creating folders on the desktop just like you would with the old progman (which was still included in Windows 95, as already mentioned).
Windows 8 (and Unity) on the other hand, seem to be more about turning desktop computers into phones. No ta. I'd rather have something that works, without some OS X-alike unified menu bar, either. And, as mentioned, I'm wondering how well KDE, XFCE and other less phone-like UIs will work with Mir?
And with the SteamOS announcement, this should become the norm rather than the exception.
So long as it doesn't come with Steam, I'll be happy.
Windows 95 was a big change and a lot of people didn't like it at first, now there's a change away from that paradigm and most people want to stay with it.
I remember the most hate about WIndows 95 was the sheer amount of hard drive space it required, and it breaking compatibility with a crapton of stuff that came before. There were the lies about "your DOS programs now run faster than ever", the price, and the fact that up until Windows 95, at least you could buy alternative operating systems that worked with the vast majority of software (except Microsoft software, natch).
However, at least Windows 95 included progman if you still wanted to use it that way. Does Windows 8 have the start menu? No, it has a shitty phone UI and you will eat it up and say Thankyou Sir.
Speaking of which, will KDE, XFCE and other desktop environments more suited to the desktop environment continue to work in Mir?
Compared to iAds?
Oh god, just one letter-swap out.
And if the company gives two hoots about what you do in your private time, is it really a company you want to work for?
Q1: Can they do the job?
Q2: Can they do it well?
If the above two questions are answered successfully, all else should not matter. Save the moralising for the Mary Whitehouse Appreciation Society.
Just remember to not cross the streams.
The infrastructure for melting the Martian polar ice is already in place
Not unless we're in an old Arnie movie, it isn't.
A service that didn't sell user's data or advertise at them would have to be funded by subscription fees. Now, when was the last time something like that worked on the Internet?
Ask Blizzard or CCP?
Vimeo seem to have a paid service too, if you fancy an alternative to Youtube.
If the US can nab UK businessmen for offering online services which are legal in the UK then why can't France grab him if they get the chance?
There's a reason the film isn't called "Team France: World Police."
(Side issue is the rather small likelihood of being sent one of the those letters from your ISP)
Return the letter with a photograph of the physical media and a politely-worded "fuck off". Perhaps with some kind of implied legal threat of your own.
Or, the typical Reg commentard believes it is their right to be a complete prick to anyone
Criticising poor service is "being a prick"?
Or would that be the denying of access to anybody who criticises poor service?
And if I were the airline employee then I might have risked a quip about getting the cattleprod out, depending on the humour of the situation. That or just quietly smirked. Maybe even side with the customer whilst also admitting that there's little that I could do about it. Give them a complaints number perhaps. Really, giving someone the 3rd degree over "moo"?
And then starts publically slagging you & your company off ?
A few years ago, I was a PC World employee.
Try "suck it up and get on with it"? There is a marked difference between criticism and abuse. Actually, I kept my job there for so long despite not having the best sales figures because dammit, I had so few complaints. Customers liked me. Tended to come back more often because of that. Partly because I didn't respond to criticism with "right, fuck off, out of the shop, you." In fact, in many cases I would agree wholeheartedly with some of the stuff that customers came out with. Why act like a pissy jobsworth? Life's too short, and the company certainly isn't going to reward blind loyalty anyway. Yes sir, you are absolutely right, that is a terrible price for a USB 1.1-rated cable. Unfortunately there is little I can do about it, however my figures for today are not too bad. If you're buying a printer and ink, I can probably discount it for you.
Professionalism. Something an Easyjet employee or two might do well to learn about.
Typical, a lawyer trying to scare people to get what he wants.
Typical, a pissy employee of a substandard airline trying to play God because someone had the temerity to not worship the ground they walk on.
Take a look at what happened here. The guy might be a shark, but he's also incidentally happened to defend your rights as well as his own. Or, do you think that somehow a shit airline should not be criticised?
OH GOD I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO GET ON AN EASYJET FLIGHT NOW!!!!
you must mean when they ended Slavery
That would be the British, who then used their naval power to lean on other nations, including the US. For less than pure reasons no doubt, but still, there you go.
Might have something to do with Google getting rid of the "+" operator?
And all for a "social network" that only has such a high user count because they're trying every dirty trick in the book to pretend that all of its youtube, gmail and other users even want the damned thing.
A Windows keyboard - smells less than pouring your beer into the fan but not as nice.
Power buttons on the keyboard is something Apple Macs had first. It's just as fucking annoying on them, too. Think different? Yeah, right.
Amusingly, the keyboard I'm using thankfully has no such retardedness on it. Model? Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 800.
Security theatre aside, wouldn't a bit of yellow tape strung across the entrance kinda indicate that this is not an entrance for unauthorised personnel?
Really. Couple of $ worth of yellow gaffer tape to tide them over until the airport can afford a barrier. Emergency vehicles can still plough on through, and you'd have to be exceptionally, undeserving-of-a-driving-license thick in order to not notice it.
There. No need to thank me. Just get it done before some lost driver collapses some undercarriage and makes a few hundred people go splat.
Of course, now there's Sonic games on the Nintendo (3)DS. Never thought I'd see that happen.
I'm now waiting for the Marylin Manson & Cliff Richard concert to be announced. Think they'd make a nice duet?
First they insisted on Google+ to rate or comment on an Android app.
Sorry, Android devs, but you'll never get another rating or review out of me, and that's why.
And now they're integrating the shit into Youtube comments? Gee, I wonder what I'll be doing about that then? What I won't be doing, is having anything to do with Google+.
Note to the chocolate factory: If I wanted a Facebook, I'd have a Facebook. I don't, so I don't.
What would anyone do with a Windows 8 license?
Inflict it upon an innocent victim with neither mercy nor remorse.
There's some sick fuckers out there.
Not just that, but a catastrophic loss of remote control could possibly end up with the aircraft making a dead-reckoning (assuming GPS has been jammed) return to safety, all by itself. It only needs to be so accurate to get back to a friendly area, then either command can be restored, or the aircraft can self destruct upon depletion of fuel. Or, just maybe, the aircraft can crashland somewhere flat and open and at least be partly salvageable.
It's not like a few people with some garden shed engineering can't build a small-scale craft that can return to base under autonomous control. The current SPB project seems to be shaping up in exactly that direction.
It has a joystick? Control pad? Buttons? Mario Kart?
Not so fucked, then.
...who cares if the phone can be unlocked? Who even cares if it can be switched off? One or two tools, and you've popped the case, ripped the battery out, and have the screen, sensor and any other salvageable spares either on Fleabay or winging their way across the seas to be sold in other territories.
Any phone "anti theft" measure is not so much anti theft, as preventing random bods from peering at your data.
Mogul base eh? 300W? High pressure sodium perchance?
Methinks you'd be more interested in clusters of PAR-matched red and blue LEDs, you naughty boy, you.
Every colour scanner I've used (though granted my last one was a while ago) used RGB lights. They look white because all the lights are firing. Try doing a greyscale scan. The options will usually allow you to select all, or either the red, green, or blue light as the illumination source.
So long as that base has some kind of ZIF-type mechanism to keep the bits attached, that looks like it could be a truly awesome platform. And, actually innovative.
Calling Google "The Borg" while bigging up Microsoft? That would be some irony right there. Or cluelessness. Or perhaps both.
Really, you think Microsoft won't be ad-tracking you to within an inch of your life as well?
Although it must be said, roughly zero of those viruses are present on devices that haven't been rooted or have a bunch of dodgy APKs sideloaded from Pirate Jimbob's Warez Emporium.
Now, being able to re-lock a rooted build with your own damn key, that would be something.
I could say the same about anybody suggesting a Core i7 lap-scalder for doing letters and spreadsheets with. The Fujitsu Lifebook T731 is not exactly cheap either, unless you want a decrepit "refurbished" one.
So sure, if you have unlimited funds and the desire to throw unlimited amounts of them at some kind of shiny, then you might just barely, so long as you're not using it too hard, get 8 hours out of an x86 Windows tablet PC. Really, well done.
Now if you don't mind, I have a years-old TF201 here to play with. Cost £500 when it was brand spanking new. Goes all day. Like the Duracell Bunny of convertible tablets, it is.
Actually I think, now Microsoft have made the idiot decision to try and turn the desktop into a phone and get the general public used to "duh hooge squares and pretty pictures" phone interfaces, Android could go through just a few modifications to be mouse and multiple-window-friendly and stand a good chance at taking Microsoft on, on their home turf. Wouldn't that be something?
Duo 13, i7 variant. £1725, before you even go on about the prices Sony will charge for an extra battery, a car charger... well, it doesn't come with it. I also see no battery life figures.
So, we're probably talking somewhere north of two grand, all in. For a jumped up netbook. To write fucking Office documents.
Now what was that I said about extortionately priced? Not to mention that the huge PDAs that we now call "tablets" have a battery life that approaches or exceeds all-day heavy usage already, without any mucking about swapping batteries halfway through.
So a Windows XP Tablet PC with a ridiculous price tag and a battery life of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... not the massive PDAs that generally last all day, then?
int main (int argc, char *argv)
std::cout << "I can see speech recognition working really well here." << std::endl;
#define SORRY "I just had to"
All of the above, plus keyboard construction. The chiclet thing on a Transformer TF201 is passably decent (even if not Bluetooth). The membrane keyboards straight out of Spectrum 16-land are most certainly not.
That's not passive aggressive. It's just aggressive.
Just take the thing apart and sell any salvageable bits. Unlock codes won't stop someone with a screwdriver.
I don't think these measures as so much anti-theft as anti-letting-some-scrote-perv-over-your-selfies.