1270 posts • joined Monday 6th October 2008 19:52 GMT
Re: Why do all my coworkers lick their Ardroid phones...
Have an android. Never notice a problem with this... maybe you should stop hiring from the short bus?
you think that's bad.. you should see what we slipped into the first compilers... still slipping that backd#@)(*% *NO CARRIER*
Here's a shovel!
you know, I would think when you can barely see the top of the hole, you might wanna stop digging.
you weren't aware? carrying cash is a crime!
Re: Apple Invents
as it turns out, you actually CAN polish a turd. Probably not surprisingly, they went to a Japanese art to figure this out.
The way I am understanding the preowned mechanic is both new consoles actually have a system in place but only Microsoft have actively announced it and the internet have jumped all over it, but it is actually up to the publishers how and if they use it.
You understand incorrectly. Sony has been intentionally vague on this, probably to egg MS into doing this online every day, only resell if you pay us crap. Sony turned around and announced (after the internet has started to fume) that you will be able to whatever you want with your game. Play it, resell it, poop on it, whatever makes you happy. Any copy-protection will be solely for stopping copying. They aren't even doing region-locking.
MS on the other-hand have announced that if your XBone has been offline for more then 24 hrs, you aren't playing any games.
Microsoft have obviously handled the fallout from this all pretty badly, but I have faith (that sounds a bit religious perhaps) that things will work out and I will pick up an Xbox One in about a years time after the first production batch has been used up and any manufacturing problems get corrected.
Wow, that's brand loyalty. Almost the level of a Mac user. They have annouced "we plan to stick it to you," You know (and admit) they put out faulty hardware, but you are STILL confident you are going to buy it? Wow.
Personally, I'm not convenced I want either, but if you made me choose one, at this point it would have to be the PS4.
<-- Trollface, because that's what Sony is doing to MS.
Re: The big reveal
Really. Ok, do something for me. Full screen your web browser and keep doing something else on the other monitor.
What? it turns the other monitor into a useless grey rectangle for no apparent reason?
I do not consider that to be proper support. I do consider it to be a horrid user experience, but apparently you don't have a proper understanding of what support is...
The big reveal
MacOS 10 to FINALLY support multiple displays!
(About time, too. Macs are horrid to use with multiple displays, completely gimped)
Do we have an offical annoucment that
this PRISM is not the PRISM used by the NSA, nor the one used by banks, nor the one separating light into competent wavelengths?
I mean it was felt that we needed an entire article indicated that the banking software is not the same as the spying software.
Re: Hang on here...
Im fairly sure all Church & Dwight Company shareholders are permitted to wear Trojan(tm) condoms throughout their meetings, provided they keep adorn bits properly in their trousers.
Why exactly they would want to is a bit lost on my, but I don't judge.
Re: I'm still asking:
They pay 3.05USD per share-quarter.
Don't these practically come jailbroken?
so, what's stopping side loading facial recognition?
Re: Shot on sight... blah, blah, blah
Why would they ever bother to do that? THINK about it. His ravings and antics have made WL into a side-show. JA's paranoia has done more damage to WL then anything the CIA/NSA/etc. could ever hope to!
Joke alert, which is what this whole farce is.
Re: There is potentially a difference.
because I'm pretty sure requiring all solders to be double amputees would me some objections!
Re: if only
So if I give you an entangled particle, and alter my particle based on a bitstream. you record the changes in your particle, then bring them back and we compair, What will the results be? Will your observations become part of the waveform, only be collapsed when we compair?
If that's the case, why can I not send you the signal via the entangled particle, then send if via "slow" light. Your actions are then part of the waveform which is collapsed when the signal confirming what I send arrives. In effect, you take both actions and we just destroy the universe where you took the "wrong" action...
Re: @AC "People either wear glasses to see or glasses to reduce glare from the sun"
I sometimes wear two pars of glasses, but only one pair are sunglasses. One does reside on the top of my head, when I do.
In fairness to me though, both are a rather strong prescription, and normally it means I have been going in and out of buildings on a sunny day.
If they want this to catch on, they need to develop a way to apply it to whatever glasses are considered "fashionable" or happen to be my prescription. And maybe get it bright enough to use on a sunny day.
Re: Anything with 80+% market share
such FRAND terms including that a royalty shall not exceed the price of the product ( so £0 for free / open source software ).
So you get to give away a product, based on my research, ensuring I can get nothing from it. There is nothing fair, reasonable or non-discriminatory about that. That ensures the failure of every commercial entity doing any significant amount of research.
When you are in charge, I, for one, will keep all of my devices as trade secrets.
Re: article should mention battery life
yes, if their claims are accurate it is.
my point was not that it wasn't, just that this really needed to be in the story.
1) The current trend in the global economy is towards automation. Under that scenario it's easy to see the effects: you will have a few people and companies with lots of money and everyone else in low-paid service jobs. The fact is that corporation tax will have to be large just to stop a revolution.
You aren't taking it far enough, who are those service jobs going to service? You're talking about a situation where there are only 100 or so people in the entire world with the money to be able to go out to eat. How many restaurants do you really thing can be supported in that situation?
anyone else miss updateds
on the good Captain Cyborg?
Re: Fair enough
as it breaks the intention of the law.
So, now I not only have to follow the letter of the law, but I have to GUESS at the intent of some illiterate minister who couldn't be arsed to write something sensible? What's next, Ignorance of the unwritten intent being no excuse?!?
brillent, and what's great is there really isn't much that can go wrong with it.
Keep It Simple, Stupid.
article should mention battery life
which, based on the prototypes, is around 20hrs while streaming.
Battery life is the single most important thing for a handheld. How many otherwise impressive-for-their-time handhelds where soundly beaten on battery life alone?
Re: good news about Microsoft?
Why is it ridiculous that you might be a shareholder? MS's share price is between 34-35 USD at the moment. A small number of shares are probably within your reach, if you where interested in purchasing them.
Frankly, I have skills covering Linux, UNIX, and Windows, so I really don't care much who wins. The only thing I'll really miss if MS where to fail would be AD, but it wouldn't be that great of a loss.
2.9 per cent?
my god. that's highway robbery!
or did you mean 2.9 percent?
<---- searching for any spare change in by jacket.
It seems to me that the real concern is *ubiquitous* recording
That horse has bolted as well.
Crypto boffin Bruce Schneier recently endorsed a comment made by the Electronic Privacy Information Centre's founder Marc Rotenberg, who noted that Google Glass would be "a lot less scary" if the device was sold by a consumer goods company like Brookstone, rather than a creepy advertising mammoth.
If this is an accurate statement, both are idiots. I device is scary because of it's potential, and it has the same potential no matter who sells it. I would go so far as to say brookstone would BECOME as scary as good, just for virtue of selling this piece of kit.
Re: mothers day
Actually the origin of mothers day is in the US civil war. After the war had ended, there were many families which where torn apart from being on different sides. Ann Jarvis worked to establish a holiday to promote the reunification of these torn families (c 1868). Her attempts did not catch on, until her daughter Anna took up the cause to honor her mother after her death in 1907. Even then it would not receive national acceptance until 1914.
The holiday wouldn't be commercialized extensively for another nine years, and Anna would go to her death-bed regretting the commercial mockery the holiday she had promoted became.
Those academics should know: they're spending more than £11m in government cash, along with private sponsorship, to find out what technologies will dominate the future iterations of wireless connectivity.
Good to know the government contenues to fund the Department of Divinology, Psychic, and Paranormal Research!
So, how do they make their predictions? I'm going with either Tarot or a Ouija Board. Gotta love the tried and "true" approches.
Re: and now over to Eadon...
looks like you got a lot of "-1 presentient" votes there!
Although it did take a while for Eadon's post on how this is an MS FAIL to show up!
How he gets licenses to ship over-seas is irrelevant.
This guy is doing this as a matter of principle. He wanted to get it on the internet and copied to the point it can't be taken down to force the issue and start the discussion by proving the ineffectiveness of these types of export laws.
It's on torrents and we are talking about it. Ergo, he's already accomplished his primary goal.
you misunderstand what she was saying.
scamming people was not this foolish, stupid act. posting a pic on the internet which was used to nab them was. For some, getting caught is the only mistake.
Re: Let me get this straight ...
no. you use a thin-client. These are appliances which cannot be used as desktops (they can only be used to connect to the VDI machine), and to not require anywhere near the management a fully desktop does.
Yes, I've used them.
Re: Evolution of IT...
oh! sign me up!
My boss is starting to get suspicious of my excuse-of-the-day calender.
sounds like google should run an ad where they successfully load an ancient office document correctly, while if fails under office.
This, of course, assumes google docs is on the same level as libre office. As many of us have had this happen.
Clearly you didn't read the article
You just look at the ads! Penis pills and crack-whores, bad.
Re: The scum fleecing the dumb
If you are working with a defense lawyer, I woud assume you know exactly what a default judgement is:
One party shows up, the other doesn't. The one that showed up automatically wins.
When the other party DID show up, they dropped the suit. That sounds EXACTLY like: "I believe that once a defendant started to put up a defence, they backed off."
yes, there where declared guilty, but decided to drop when there was even a whiff of a defense. In that case Prenda would have been in a BETTER position, because they already had a default judgement. I've never heard of a judge allowing a case to be re-opened after a default judgement exempting cases where notice was improperly (not)given or possibly some kind of act of god.
Re: Seems counterproductive...
USC 17 Ch. 1 Sec 107 (my comments are in italics):
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism no, comment no, news reporting no, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) no, scholarship no, or research no, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; Google is a for-profit entity using this to drive advertisement sales. No commentary is being made on the work itself, nor is the work being used to make a point of some kind. Fail on that point
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work; I assume most of these are non-fiction works, which I would expect to work in Google's favor on this point
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and Are we talking about a full duplication of the work, or just a section? While google only SHOWs a small section, they did have to make a full unauthorized copy for searching purposes. Fail on this point
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. This is subjective, but If being able to read a section of a technical work online means I dont have to get the book itself, the argument could be made that it damages the market for the work. Others would say it grows the market by increasing exposure. Neither statement can be proven before the damage is done, but if it really does grow the market then Google should just be able to explain this to the authors and they'll jump on board (doing so would avoid wasting the courts time)!
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
It is interesting that Google wants hundrads of little suits, rather then keeping it all together in one class action suit. One would almost think that Google thinks that by making the authors each come after them individually they can increase the costs to the individual author to the point that it's cost-prohibitive to come after them.
That doesn't sound evil at all.
Whatever the outcome of the fair use defense, I think it is obvious that is is appropriate for this to be a class action suit.
Re: In Alexandria I seem to remember..
How exactly did that turn out again?
Oh right the library was a central depository for all the world's information, meaning noone felt the need to independently keep track of it, and when it burned it set humanity back a century.
Remind me to thank the Egyptians for that one.
If our favorite caped ballon-riding blogger wants to give away his original works, that's great for him, but that is and should be HIS CHOICE. He has the copyright (which is to say, the right to make copies). Neither you nor google should be able to make copies without his permission. That he grants it is irrelevant to the fact that granting is is his sole right.
Re: Seems counterproductive...
Last time I checked, Google's crawler honored this little bugger. Don't want your book indexed? Fine, restrict it with robots.txt.
Where do I put that in the printed publication sold at a bookseller?
Please tell me this was a joke, this is about books, not web sites (the clue on this was the fact we where using the word "book" not the phrase "web page").
Re: New product?
Well, they could release a good, useful or interesting product.
Please, tell us when they do.
"As to name association, I am a master at sullying my own name and, all things considered, being associated with the worst software on the planet ranks way down the pole... It's barely a blip in the ocean of associations – madman, paranoid, child molester, murderer, drug addict, unstable, liar, to name but a few."
Wow... Just wow.
Anyone else read this in the voice of Robert Downy Jr. (as Stark)?
Re: Just made a Corel user out of me
LordPadriac wrote "There have been better products than Dreamweaver and outdated Flash to develop websites for a while now anyway. "
What products do you suggest?
Vim works nicely.
Without George Lucas I can't imagine any future starwars game or movie working.
No, they would have to resurrect Akira Kurosawa to direct a film for Lucas to steal the plot from to get anything good anyway.
Re: The scum fleecing the dumb
Just because a patent troll is repremanded doesn't mean those viewing or downloading pirated porn will escape punishment and public exposure.
Who said anything about patents?
Re: (American) second hand sales of things are somewhat rare.
You are missing the point, It's profitable. In the US, it's profitable. To EA (I'm starting to get to the point where I'm wondering if there need to be three categories, "EA", "other-AAA", & "indie") every 2nd hand sale is lost profit (as insane as that is, that is what they believe). That means there is a push to squash 2nd hand sales from largest incumbent players. We have seen it already, Diablo 3, Ubisoft's fling with it, (and of course the most recent poster-boy for why it's a bad idea) Simcity (which has been so hacked around it, there can be no question that this was only about DRM. Anyone saying otherwise at this point is either lying or an idiot.).
I have the right of first sale. I never use it, but I have it morally reprehensible that the major publishers are trying to strip me (and yes, those kids too. Just because they have not reached a certain age and/or choose to exercise them more often does not mean they should not have basic property rights) of my rights.
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