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Just finishing the last but one of his Polity novels (The Technician) and the last one is in the post from Amazon (Hilldiggers). All have been stonking good reads. Prador Moon, Shadow of the Scorpion and The Skinner stand out for me.
Rotation lock switch
is what I'm most pleased about. Using it as mute was pointless given there is a volume rocker right next to it.
Given that you have to put the devices *on* the mat & encase your gadget with something that increases its bulk, I really don't see the point in these. I just got one of those iDapt things you guys reviewed recently, and I think it's great. Tidied away all our chargers and just use the iDapt - don't have to put a stupid case around the gadget either.
Orange offer UMA which routes calls over your home WiFi. They don't seem to shout about it though - I found out from a friend. I'd love to use it, have a dreadful signal at home but my Android handset doesn't support it.
So, your server side Java doesn't require a JRE then?
@AC & cyclestreets
Nice one. I'll check it out. :-)
... when's the Android version coming though? :-(
"So, for most people in most situations, it's much better than their old phone"
What if their previous phone wasn't an iPhone - then surely it could be worse!
Couldn't be arsed to plug in my headphones, so watched the vid with the automatically transcribed captions. I prsume the following captions were supposed to be iPhone 4:
- I found four.
- Night phone.
- Knife on.
- Knife and fork.
It's been available on 4OD for the past week.
Bringing the rendering engine up to standards compliance is to be applauded and will make a lot of developers lives *slightly* easier.
The rendering engine isn't the only factor, especially with more complex or security oriented web apps.
The main thing they need to address is their security model. I can see the logic behind some of it, but it can be terribly hard to deal with. I've had cookies that were intended to make the site more secure blocked by the browser, and the countermeasures to deal with that make a mockery of the intended purpose of the cookie blocking anyway.
Conversely, we wouldn't have AJAX, the beloved "Web 2.0" technology without the MS Outlook team getting XmlHttpRequest built in to IE.
Hey ho. Dealing with this stuff keeps us employed!
Isn't this essentially what Oracle were trying to do 10 or so years ago?
I personally like having local data and local processing power, but I would - being a software engineer.
I can actually see this possibly taking off with the MySpace generation though. As long as they can access the websites they like on the device - it'll do.
Reckon it'd have to run on cheaper hardware than a "full fat" PC/Netbook though, otherwise you'd (read: I'd) buy the general purpose one that could also access the internet.
These things are great...
I stuck a Corsair x64 SSD in my media centre as the boot drive. It used to take 1 min 50 from cold until I could watch live TV, it is now 40 seconds.
Also, it just feels much snappier. Once the desktop appears, I can click the firefox icon and firefox will appear - it used to fanny about for ages after showing the desktop.
Just waiting for the 256 GB ones to become cheap enough to stuff one in my laptop.
Life on Earth is mostly ugly?
Come on, that's not fair.
I'm no hippie, or mental anti-g8 activist that thinks Humans or capitalism are the scum of the Earth, but the diversity of species and the difference in how they look and how they all go about their business is facinating and beautiful.
It's pretty shit really...
... think I've seen most of the *new* ones, and must admit that if it wasn't for fond childhood memories I'd have stopped watching a very long time ago.
That said, I was a bit disappointed when Chrstopher Ecclescake was announced to be leaving, but thought David Tenant turned out to be excellent.
So we should give the new boy a chance. And if Russel T Davies is writing less episodes, it can only be a good thing.
Isn't this a case of double standards, what with not allowing OSX to run on non-Apple hardware?
If Apple made cars, they would only allow you to drive them on roads built by Apple.
I like Fedora, did some development on it a couple of years ago, and found it OK.
By OK, it mean a mean of the following:
- Great: More responsive than XP on the other partition. Loved the multiple desktops.
- OK: Can't just poke around the UI for settings - have to look stuff up and open terminals (not a problem as such - I grew up with command line interfaces, just, well, aren't we past that now?).
- Poor: For all of these improvements mentioned in the article, will they make it "just work" with my laptop's inbuild wireless. Tried to install it at home, and everything went smoothly apart from the bloody wireless. After working at a PC all day, I just couldn't be bothered to put in the time to figure it out in the evening.
"The goal is to shield developers from complexities typically associated with Web 2.0 application development,"
... a well written and well reasoned article from Lewis Page.
If more of society read articles like this rather than the sensationalist/unresearched/skewed toss in the newspapers, I think we'd be in a much better state.
Keep up the good work.
@AC 7th July 2009 10:52 GMT
So you call me lazy for not following the link, then say that the link takes you to a page where there is, in fact, a simple mailto: link. Confirming my guess, nice work feller.
My point wasn't in defence of the situation, I was simply saying that the situation probably wasn't discovered as a result of snooping as the black helicopter brigade would assume.
Hmm. "Here's hoping that when this consortium reveals itself...".
Methinks that other companies may be the ones to scrutinize since for a long time all eyes have been turned towards Microsoft.
I'm looking in Google's direction.
Also, this "Cloud Computing" thing - yep, has its place, but how many of the readership of this site would be happy with a low powered, "dumb" terminal in front of them?
...considering the BBC's response..
"Mike says he's considering the BBC's response and its offer, although he notes he's not entirely satisfied with the explanation"...
Reather, wondering whether he can take them for any more cash no doubt. I'm not saying they're blameless, but they won't use it again, he's £75 better off and no-one was hurt. Job done, move on.
That word replacer is genius.
The following link contains swears!
Very good, would rate the comment if I could.
As always, a well written and well reasoned article from Lewis Page. Looking at the comments so far, I wish people would read the entire article before venting.
Keep up the good work.
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