890 posts • joined 22 Aug 2006
What about a QUOTATION watermark
With legally specified dimensions and padding relative to the size of the image, and an inversion factor for each pixel of it (so it's not just white/lighter text on a white background, as that would pull it towards the "darker" end of the scale).
Solved for 99.9% of cases?
Despite risking trying to reason with a crazy person (folders are about as inventive as rounded corners on icons) but Windows Mobile 6.5 had folders. About a year before iOS. Probably at the same time Android got them.
While it's nice that you're trying to join in with the patenting jokes, the cargo culting approach to humour does mean that you miss the fact that Apple are the ones who've done the most public and hilarious patent enforcement in recent years.
Re: Back to the Future
While I'm sure Microsoft's PR department is happy that you're giving them credit for virtual appliances (note: virtual machines run multiple applications that can bluescreen, or they would if they were really in evidence in 2001), but I'm pretty sure this is a Linux-only thing for now.
Re: Dare I say differentiation
Not really, no. The UK's infrastructure is very strong, internationally speaking, but I'm currently working in South Africa, and having monthly access to the internet is pretty normal here as well.
Pro tip: you don't need a long stretch of high rises to lay phone cables or set up cell towers.
Re: Dare I say differentiation
Maybe it calls once per month, but what if it happens when you have no connection?
Exactly - all I want to do is go into the wilderness and create Adobe files. It's bad enough I have to connect to the internet to send them to someone.
AND, did you know this tablet can't even run a full month without being recharged with electricity? This thing is so impractical, I'm surprised anyone is tricked into using it.
Re: What purpose does a tablet serve?
Any argument that can equally argue for only ever using IE6 on Windows is being unfairly applied.
I hope the other OSes follow suit
And offer a more "flat" style. Can't wait!
Re: "Anonymously because i do work for Oracle."
Don't apologise. Tomorrow you won't be hysterical, but he'll still be rich :)
Re: Camera button
Yes exactly, Live Tiles are in no way deprecated.
At least it's still an optional protocol, so it can always just be turned off if it's as bad as they say.
Re: Amongst the worst...
I'd prefer Darth-Darth Binks
Re: Yes, let's not
Joss Whedon would've been my pick.
Re: This mythical Microsoft Phone you speak of
The new version does have separate volume controls. Just for your FYI.
Re: Hang on a minute
*Goes off to write an article about how all journalists now and forever more only like the simplest form of journalism*
Hang on a minute
While in general I don't like the cloudification of things, I would say that this article is only slightly removed from the simplest form of journalism, which would see cloud and immediately "spot" a trend that will result in everything going into the cloud.
This article is at best one step better, and has spotted cloud not working due to a technical failure, and predicted the demise of everything cloudy.
I'd say stop "predicting" eternal trends, even though it's easy money, and instead say that probably some more stuff will shift to the cloud, but not everything, unless we invent something that completely changes things. That's rather more likely.
For example: logging in to use local Photoshop - probably not a good idea; it should be the same or give a slightly degraded service if some stuff requires the cloud.
But, logging in to access a cloud-rendered Revit 3D view - probably always going to be necessary unless local computing power catches up.
It's possible that applying Photoshop effects to images should not really count as creativity.
Also if everyone uses the same product, are they really creative? :)
Re: men get told every day to conform
Agreed. There are many more white males passed over for promotion than anyone else, because they're often the majority, and just because people who say things like "Oh please, if you're a white male you're playing the game of life on easy level." who think that white males are the only people it's okay to publically bash, it doesn't make it true.
Just because no one will shriek at you when you say it, doesn't make it not bigoted. Just means there isn't a market for professional white males to be representatives on chat shows.
Suggestion: next time women are on the Reg podcast, let's not hear about what it's like for women in tech. Let's just hear about technology. That will do more for equality in hearts and minds than anything else.
Re: My worst fear about the new SW movie
This certainly seems worth becoming a hermit for. Thanks!
Yeah, and also we haven't done anything like create something that can think. Progress in AI to us means a better way of finding a good enough value in a colossal search space. To non-CS people it seems to mean anything they can think of from a scifi novel.
Honestly, if it weren't Hawking opining this fluff, it would never get a mention anywhere.
You can sideload. And you can access direct OS updates through their developer preview app, which is just an easy way round carrier agreements - you don't need to be a developer or pay anything to get the app.
Re: I actually like Windows phone
That's one of the top, most expensive Android phones. Even the cheapest WP model ($80 off contract?) is crisp, tidy and ultra-responsive. Find an Android phone that cheap that doesn't stutter.
And as for people laughing at you - what weirdos do you hang around with?
IoT dashboards ARE all about data presentation
The demo was impressive, but also not much more than a nice dashboard for existing sensor systems.
What else do you want? Automatic event logging etc will happen somewhere else in the chain, and the sensors are in place.
They have right of way. Unless it's a motorway or slip road. If you're in that much of a hurry, you should've left home 7 seconds earlier, to make up the time.
It can already handle any command signals the NSA throws at it. No more pesky guns needed for assassinations.
It's good to antagonise people like that, if it means exposing them in some way. Rather him than me, as well.
I have a friend who won't convert because he says the Android music system isn't as seamless as the Apple one. Is it possible to keep all iTunes purchases and have all devices synced without an iPhone? Scope this question as broadly as you like :)
Re: Developer unlocked?
You don't need to be a developer at all. The Preview for Developers app is what you're after. It's basically a getout for Microsoft so they can get around carrier restrictions and deliver the update ASAP.
Flat icons a la iOS?
Can't wait til Windows Phone gets that!
Re: Next big tech wave?
I think the idea is that Windows 8 runs on tablets, not necessarily so that you can touch your monitor, although you can do that as well.
Windows Phone as well
I know there aren't any apps for it ROFL but if there were a Facebook app, it would also be stopping doing messaging in favour of their Messenger app (that also probably doesn't exist LOLCOPTOR!!!)
Re: How to fix all IE compatibility issues
Thanks for hitting reply, but I'm not sure you were replying to my post :)
Coined the term iAnywhere?
I think we'll hold off on saying whether or not he successfully coined a term until we see it in common use, and not by analysts.
No RIAA lobbyist money
Re: App gap
There's a nice 3rd party Google Maps app for WP8 which you can set to stream Google Maps data or use your HERE maps on your phone (or stream HERE if you don't have that country's map downloaded).
I also love the Natwest WP app. And there are generally extremely high quality 3rd party apps for social media gaps like Snapchat. Rudy Heyn is a dev who's made a lot of them, and they're all extremely high quality.
This is amazing
Can't wait to see that famous face!
Re: Move on, nothing to see
Wow, that's the most reasonable thing someone's ever said on here. Thanks!
Still a gratuitous risk?
Given that they've open sourced the .NET SDK, how is Stallman's quote still relevant?
It's very simple. No one said they don't have the right to do something. And stirring up people against someone is not the same as quietly taking your custom elsewhere.
It wasn't this man's bigotry in this case. Everyone involved chose to do what they did. He didn't pull some levers that had predetermined consequences, he has certain beliefs that other people don't like, and they kicked up a massive fuss.
Whether those beliefs are right or not is another matter, and until half the commenters here can understand that distinction, then this discussion is going nowhere.
Re: One friggin small universe I'm sure.
No, Joe can sideload on a dev-enabled device.
He pays a small fee for dev registration, but that's about it. I think I paid about 20 quid for a year's registration. I'm not even sure if you need to pay that for sideloading. Visual Studio for Windows Phone is free to download for 30 days, and then free to register after that.
Re: For Fart Apps
1) Everyone does this. Apple, Android and now Windows allow you to keep the same app but have multiple screen definitions for different resolutions.
2) Most apps are not serious GUI applications, and don't need to be. They're frontends to servers. They aren't 3D modelling tools or accounts packages.
But you beat that straw man. Straw kudos to you.
Re: No single player game...
My web browser also conforms to that definition of always-on DRM. They're out to getNO CARRIER
Re: It's already here (and has been for years)
For me that's not just a line in a book, it's a bug report I get once a month.
Looks quite nice
I'm looking forward to quite a lot of that. And one of the best features I heard was in that isn't mentioned here: you can install apps and download free HERE maps onto the micro SD card, which is a lifesaver for budget phones. And HERE Drive+ will work everywhere, for every phone. Free offline GPS!
Re: We have all experienced Schrödinger's USB stick@Michael H.F. Wilkinson
Exactly - was about to post the same :) I want the 16-spoke star USB configuration.
1) ID/passport scanner, from an airport
2) An array of the candidates' names
3) Touch screen
4) No working USB ports
5) Big SSL certificate
6) Cable to connect to central MongoDB
Old rope, you say? I'll pay through the nose for that!
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