1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
space elevators damnit! how hard can it be????
Re: "hopefully without a patent-war"
(how big is a pace in space, by the way?)
It may be just one small pace for man, but a giant pace for mankind.....
More like by Wednesday after next half of us will be running for our lives trying to stay alive and away from the ravening hoards of space-zombie-infected mutants that the rest of you have become.
Re: Microsoft already did it!
But this has far far better resolution than Kinect. Much more accurate and able to detect a greater range of gestures.
Plus, apparently it'll only cost $70 so it's cheaper too.
Re: Not Fair
it's Zed that I feel sorry for. Poor bugger hardly ever gets any work at all.
Re: iPad the future?
you might not be a fan, but it seems you're increasingly going to be in the minority
really? this is the first El Reg article about Apple that you've read in the last 6 months is it?
Quote Reuters-rebrander Anna: Still, it will be green space that the locals won't be allowed into.
But surely they can't wander freely around the old HP Offices that are currently there, can they? So what's the difference?
Or is the local authorities planning on not selling the land to anyone and instead putting a local park in the place that they'd have to fund themselves?
Re: Samsung Fanbois
funny - I control my Samsung telly with their app on my iPhone....
Also, I'm sure I read (possibly on this very site) that Foxconn produce products for Samsung also.
If Scrib.com-rebrander Anna was at all impartial (y'know, like a proper journalist) then the article would start something like:
"Foxconn-rebrander Samsung has asked a Californian court to dismiss seven of Foxconn-rebrander Apple's expert witnesses in a patent case"
Re: And then there is the weather
So we build a space elevator and we don't need to launch, we just take the people and cargo up out of the atmosphere were the GB Space Platform is in orbit, and from there build and launch our craft.
I'm mean, c'mon! we built the Spitfires and won the Battle of Britain. We should be able to build a damn space elevator by now ffs!!!
"Fanbois are already frothing..."
and is that frothing in anger, or frothing in the pants in anticipation?
a little late for testing?
isn't it a bit late for testing? what if they find a complete show-stopper in their testing, like the sand gets in the motors and locks them up, or sticks to the comms gear and prevents them being able to control it? surely all this testing should have been done before the punted the other robot off towards Marx.
Re: Yeah Yeah....
why the downvote? that was a perfectly good Capricorn One reference, I was going to make it myself if no one else had.
so Google are bad at social but good at advertising
and Facebook is bad at adverts but good at social
and this is a surprise to who?
Re: You /need/ to be online?
GTA V? Yes we're all anticipating that, but it's not going to be coming out any time soon. I'm not expecting it this year. There's been no trailers or teaser details or anything yet. Rockstar love to spend 9 months leading up to the release of their GTA games, slowly stoking the hype and the anticipation. That's plenty of time to play D3 while waiting for GTA V
Btw - you think GTA V isn't going to require online access via PSN account or Xbox equivalent? I bet it'll happen.
perhaps Nameless Mist left it as an intellectual exercise for the reader to make the jump between the two?
Which is a bit much for a Monday morning admittedly...
The world needs more Heath Robinson contraptions. There ought to be government grants for any new construction or product brought to market that can involves a demonstrable Heath-Robinson-ness.
In fact, most of the code I write could probably be classified as Heath-Robison-esque.... :)
Re: Okay so...
I'm pretty sure Lenovo have done the maths and worked out that if one does catch fire and burns someone's kids to a crisp, the reputation loss and potential law suits outweigh the cost of this recall.
pics or it didn.... oh
Considering that Pegatron currently supply iPhone 4s along with Foxconn, is it not much more likely that this report is that they will also start producing the current iPad (being named the "new iPad") in addition to Foxconn. And hence the confusion in thinking that it's a new model/design?
Two seperate races being run here
All these articles constantly talking about which company will win or loose, but it seems to me, they're always mixing up the races that are being run. One is for market share, the other is for profit.
Market share doesn't pay the bills or keep employers in jobs when it's divided amongst multiple companies all flying the Android flag, and all trying to undercut each other's prices in an effort to increase their personal wedge of the market share pie.
The easiest way for Google to gain maximum market share and "win" will be to give the Android tablets away free. But I don't see any of the Android manufactures signing up for that plan any time soon.
Wasn't this an idea in a Neil Stephenson book? or was it a William Gibson one?
The "great unwashed", as you dismiss them, will never see the 2,1 or 2,4 model numbers. It takes a bit of effort to discover them, most users, if they even decide to look for one, will only see MC9xxLL/A which won't mean anything to them.
Re: Sod the apps
I know that the IT Dept in companies would rather that all employees only use "work" phones for work purposes.
But all employees would probably rather use their own phone so they only have to carry around one. And all management want to use the latest and shiniest smartphone even if they don't understand how to use 90% of the functions that class the phone as a smartphone.
Yes, internal audit and legal departments would probably sleep easier at night if all employees were locked to basic 'work' phones.
But the accountants and the shareholders would rather that costs were kept to a minimum as so allow employees to bring their own devices.
And in these times of austerity and recession, I suspect it's the bean counters that have the loudest voice in the corporate boardrooms. Which means there's not going to be much of a market out there for a 'work' phone as you describe.
Re: @ Nate Amsden - no playbook?
it's GREATER than or equal? Surely you meant to use: < ??
Re: pot meet kettle
So you're suggesting that Apple try to hide the fact that Foxconn build their products?
That's weird, I could have sworn they made a big deal about working to improve conditions in those factories.
Or are you suggesting that Apple products should have a Foxconn logo on them?
Because, I don't see a BBC News logo anywhere on El Reg. Or any indication of where they originally sourced this (or other) articles from.
so I refer you back to my original title: "Pot, meet kettle..."
pot meet kettle
"Foxconn-rebrander" seems a bit cheap coming from a website that itself just republishes news that you've read elsewhere.
Re: re making stuff up
Making stuff up is the only safe way to do it - if you give a real answer, then someone is going to be able to guess it or work it out.
I've been doing it for years. By now, I have a set of answers for most of these types of questions, the answers are completely unrelated to my life, but I know them well. It's no harder than having to remember a dozen different passwords or differing complexity here at work. And at least these types of questions don't have to be changed every 30 days.
friend of mine has already done this with three PS3's, three HD projectors and three projector screens - all in his living room. Cost a lot less than 11.5k, but admittedly the total screen isn't seamless. And the only game that really supports the three view is Gran Turismo.
But, TPB only stores the torrent files, doesn't it? And those are available from a multitude of sites, not just TPB. So this is just going to stop one possible source of the torrent files, but not the actual P2P data. So instead everyone will get their torrent files from other sites (if they don't already) and it won't change anything?
how much tax the New York Times manages to avoid paying...
Don't cross the streams!
Tell him about the twinkie!