805 posts • joined 22 Aug 2006
Re: Does it really take that much power?
P.s. GPS watches just keep track of TIME signals from GPS satellites. They don't track your location, and so they don't need to do calculations or work out where satellites are in relation to each other etc.
Re: Does it really take that much power?
Wow, do people really still stream maps? I thought that was all stored on the phone now :)
Re: That place
Oscar, the guy in the most publicly accessible trial in history? Thought so.
Why would that matter? If it's just for a home network then can't your router do it based on MAC address?
P.s. why would you do that to that poor defenceless semicolon?
I think separate volume controls and a swipe down quick access thing are both in WP8.1.
Re: Eight Gigs And Constantly Swapping
Anything that doesn't look perfect? Seriously, go look at iTunes. Pretend you haven't seen it before, and someone's sent you a link to some perfect-looking software.
Disappointing, isn't it :)
Chroot (1979) is the biggest change to system architecture since the rise of client/server in the early 1990s? That's cool.
That's completely true - in a monopoly. While companies are driven to make a profit, they also pressure each other to lower prices. Tax avoidance can be used to lower prices (increasing the company's competitiveness) instead of just increasing profits.
Depends on how competitive the company's product is in other ways. Much better than competition, more fashionable, etc.
Re: He taking his cues from Andrew Carnegie
So what you're saying is that it's cool that he wants to clear up that point. Well done.
No version compatibility issues? .NET just makes you rewrite everything on a major version change. Biggest version compatibility issue I've ever seen.
Better response times than TCP?
How do they do that?
That's it. Looking forward to see what touchy stuff they've added.
Quite cool analysis
Don't know if it's right or not, but cool to read :) One small thing - measuring wearables by traffic isn't really fair, as I guess they're designed to be extremely light on network activity. No downloading pictures of cats in emails for them!
Have you seen that? Click a button and spin up a VM, or that's the theory.
Anyone used it?
Curious to know how you're soak testing a desktop operating system. Are you clicking really fast?
Re: NeXTSTEP (@Mage)
MS and Apple just have different ideas about how to push fonts through a pixel grid. Apple say don't respect the grid and make it as close as possible to what a print version would look like. MS say do respect the grid, and design fonts that look good through it.
Just a design philosophy difference.
If you're happy to look into an understand the reasons for something failing (int this case NeXTSTEP, where from what you're saying, it was Jobs business errors, and looks over engineering in the hardware), but just dismiss everything competitor's product, without stating the reasons as to why their products were the way they were, then you be crazy biased :)
Re: 8.1 and 8 should be grouped together
8 and 8.1 share more than a kernel.
But to be fair, it might be a good idea to just group all Linux desktops together in stats and see what the total is.
Yeah this could be a nice easy way to suddenly leave victims who were safe at 70mph with no means of escape.
It shaves a few pounds off your wallet.
Re: ThirdParty + PlainText Passwords ?
Er they won't. Use a 1Password (or whatever) password and watch either of those tools take longer than the age of the universe to crack a 23-character password.
Re: Welcome to patent law
Well, now they're about IP firms hoovering up patents as speculative investments. Not so much about inventors any more; the only people who definitely win are the lawyers.
Re: Remember that bit in the IT Crowd
Any sufficiently quoted individual is indistinguishable from Einstein?
Remember that bit in the IT Crowd
when Jen goes out with the guy who looks like a magician?
Did they approach Wikipedia already, so they could apply the patch? Is Wikipedia vulnerable?
Re: You can't be serious
Lol well we should definitely forget them then
That's the BBC!
Re: Excellent article - b u t -
Something I've been thinking about is that the main reserve army country keeps migrating as successful hard work increases wealth in the current reserve army country, whose costs then go up, at which point the best reserve is somewhere else.
Conclusion: when everyone is wealthy enough to choose to not do manual labour, only oppressive regimes will do it, and North Korea will be the world's labour source :)
Meyer not the person for the job
Her appointment always felt a bit like the logo change. Part of a rebrand that hopes that enough publicity makes revenue. Unfortunately, that only works if you're looking to be bought by Facebook, Google, or, once, Yahoo.
How is tacking on "maybe also solar" a viable patent?
If it is, they should put that on every patent. Maybe also "one day 3d-printable" as well.
Re: The thinking man's grandma
And we've seen it better with Brass Eye.
Re: North American market share.
Seven dividend payments in the last 19 years. That'd give investors almost enough to buy a pen to write home about :)
Anyway, all I'm saying (remaining at risk of abuse from the weird downvoters) is that rightly or wrongly, investors only make money from: a) growth and b) dividends. Given the latter are pretty miserly, if the company won't grow then there's no point keeping the money in it, as it may have reached a local maximum. So that's why they ask.
P.S. EPS isn't what the investor gets, it's how much profit a company makes divided by the number of shares, so I'm not quite sure how that's relevant.
Re: North American market share.
Investors care because there's no point in investing in a company that doesn't grow. It's great to work for them, but no point investing.
Unless they pay dividends, which Apple don't.
Re: Capitalism in action
Couldn't have said it better myself.
I'm sure Rowntree are excited about the accidental marketing opportunities available if even The Register is confusing Android's name and its version codenames :)
Re: Dangerous information
And all you have to do is hang around their house, spot the car is gone vs just in the garage or parked outside a neighbour's house, walk up to the window of that specific house and try and spot the alarm.
That's way more effective than tapping into data that tells you who's at home or not.
If you run all that on your own PC, you're probably crazy.
Linux is the thing to sell to emerging markets in Africa. Partner with hosting companies and bring it down here.
Come on Verity, Scala isn't a functional Java, it's just a (minimum LinkedIn/Twitter-scale) functional language on one of the most highly engineered and supported things in the world, the JVM.
Re: But will there ever be anything worth watching?
Makes it seem glamorous, I guess. Or, the advertising industry is just incredibly staid, e.g. putting out the same perfume advert every 3 months for every brand, and thus clearly doesn't have any good ideas outside of Guinness ads and those Orange ones where the star pitched the idea. Until they squeezed that to death as well.
Many a debt?
OSX owes it its entire life; other than some grey menu bars, grey gradient-based UIs and technicolor cartoon effects in the dock, it's FreeBSD all the way down.
Gadgets are king
Having sifted through a lot of car reviews recently, one thing that stuck out when (say) reading about the new Auris was that while it was meant to be extremely reliable, good to drive etc, younger buyers are typically getting rid of their cars after three years anyway, so they don't care about reliability. Time and time again people said they wanted more gadgets (e.g. cruise control, steering stiffness adjustment, etc) rather than reliability, which was seen as boring.
I don't understand this, and think reliability over any terrain the car is sold as being designed for (e.g. hatchback on roads, 4x4 on slippery mud and bumpy tracks) is really the only test of build quality. Everything else is just marketing and cosmetics.
Poor security protections
Read: we need our own PRISM.
Automatic Pagespeed optimisations? Fair enough, but
Maybe if Google just sorted out Google Maps and Fonts so they didn't stick out like sore thumbs in everyone's otherwise perfect Pagespeed scores we'd get more benefit. Reason is, web developers do all these optimisations ourselves, for every browser, already, other than SPDY, which I guess will come automatically once servers and browsers all support it.
I guess they'll be waiting a lot longer for it to do the latter than the former.
Re: Best. Comment. Ever
Doesn't even sound like most organised religion, actually.
Re: A choice of words
If you have cancer you go to an oncologist. If you want someone who discovers new things about disease, you go to a medical researcher. This is a brilliant example of the fact that someone whose research is based on climate change being true (ie they are downstream of the idea) is probably not doing research that could ever disprove that. They just aren't asking that question, just as an oncologist probably isn't going to see anything outside his/her training in cancer, or (for the IT angle) a system user is going see the complexity of the software he/she has been trained to use.
Re: Appeal to authority
Yeah agreed - counting articles isn't how to prove/disprove anthropogenic global warming. I'm sure the same methodology was used to "prove" Galen right for a long time.
Any article that doesn't care whether it's anthropogenic, as it stands either way, or otherwise assumes AGW, e.g. if it studies its effects without checking too closely its causes (when AGW is a "presupposition") is just bias in your stats.
In fact, stats are often pointless here. Just pick all the articles that question AGW, read them, and see which is for, which is against, and why.
Just move the e to the start
All the Streisandy publicity, none of the lawsuit.
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