2145 posts • joined 8 May 2007
doomed to fail?
I don't understand how Intel expect to increase the uptake of Ultrabooks by forcing the manufacturers to include more, new tech.
That's going to be expensive and so force the manufacturers to keep the prices high. Surely the best way to gain market share, if that's their ambition, is to allow the prices to come down and to start approaching normal laptop prices. and then, when people are buying ultrabooks in large volumes, it will be natural for these extra features to be included at an additional cost. But you need the lower end ones too if you want the product to move out of the niche market of those of us who value the lightweight portability over the price.
Mr Pink, is that you?
Re: Looks pretty good
"Never played..." dear god man what have you been doing with your life?!?!?!?!
Re: Big Smile
I think we all crapped ourselves when that T-Rex appeared! As you say, looks quite tame now, but I can still remember the blind terror as I panicked, back-flipping down the valley with the finger held firmly on the fire button until the ammo ran out.
Can't view the trailer here at work - is this the one where she's in a tunnel/mine and there's lots of "push  to avoid falling rocks" "push X to dodge exploding barrels" etc. Which I thought was a shame - while fun in God of War, it's not a game mechanic that I think the Tomb Raider series needs. Much preferred it in the original few where I was responsible for triggering the cool stunts and near misses, not following some pre-designed path and timing.
Re: or this
quote This tutorial is a quick tutorial...
In that case I'm not sure I have enough hours left in my life for one of their long tutorials...
why not stored in the cloud?
You mean I'm going to have to ensure my home desktop remains running and online all the time that I'm away from home, in case I want to pick up a photo that's on it?
Far easier not to bother with SkyDrive and just make sure to sync any pictures I think I'm likely to want on my phone before I go away.
Besides, upload speed from home isn't going to be particularly fast. That fine when syncing with a cloud in the background, but when wanting to view the photo on demand, I'm going to be left waiting.
I've long suspected that MS don't see the focus-stealing as a problem, but more of a feature. It seems I'm correct and Metro is their next evolutionary step in developing this feature.
The industry is clearly going towards download distribution. Removes the costs of manufacture and physical distribution, kills the pre-owned games market.
Plus, from a consumer view point, faster loading times and no longer boxes and boxes in storage full of old games that i'll never get around to playing again anyway
Is there any guarantee that the PS4 will be backwards compatible?
It was a selling point for the PS3, but didn't they drop it after a year or two?
It's a damn sound strategy. And now there's clear legal precedence, so it can't fail, can it? (all my legal knowledge comes from watching Harry's Law and Boston Legal...)
I just need to find someone's five year old to borrow while I make a series of outrageously risky trades and bets.
Re: Headphone jack at the bottom?
Not so surprising - they've done it before with iPod nanos, switched the location.
Plus, wouldn't a headphone jack at the bottom make a lot more sense? if you are using the headphones and the microphone on them, then when you hold the phone out in front of you while talking, the jack would be towards you, instead of dangling out in front.
Quotes from the article:
boxes of the HTC One X and the Evo 4G LTE were warehoused
the launch of the Evo was stalled
The delay was enough to spook investors a bit
To me, that doesn't exactly sound like "powerless" or that the ban was "useless"
Looks like they got exactly what they aiming for really.
Re: Lewis biased, again
Er? are you sure you've parsed the sentences correctly?
lets say (by turning the sentence components into variables in a highly unsound scientific manner):
A = communication strategy
B = sound scientific information
C = other information outside of 'sound scientific' Venn diagram bubble = !B
D = good result
" ... A communication strategy that focuses only on transmission of sound scientific information, our results suggest, is unlikely to do that. "
So A + B != D
or another way A + (!C) != D
Because B is a small subset and C is everything else that is not in that subset, we can infer
A + C = D (since A cannot change state and D has only two possible states it can be in, good or bad)
which is A + !B = D
Lewis states "thus it is....that the us government should seek to fund a communication stategy...which is not focussed on sound scientific information"
So this is A + (!B) = D
seems to make sense to me.
copy & paste? you do know you're reading The Register don't you?
Not sure if there's an Android native app for it though. But for mostly text websites, it's must better than Pocket.
is -1% like a division-by-zero = infinity type of thing?
cos, -1% makes it sound like it's utter rubbish, yet the bulk of the review sounded quite positive.
too confusing for this early in the week
newly invented colour?
this is a brand new colour blue? it doesn't exist on Pantone's charts?
that lack of preprod testing doesn't bode well for future issues with the phone.
probably best to wait a few months before getting one
well someone paid $10,200 for it in the end
Is there any chance that the phone when it's released will have the same size bevel as that screen she's holding?
now that my telly has a near invisible bevel around the edge, i find myself longing for borderless images, from the phone, to laptop, advertising billboards at my train station.
A phone with an edge-to-edge screen would be fantastic. And would look great at this resolution too.
clears the way?
No more fondling those slabs fanbois, you'll be jabbing them.
You're saying these are going into production and will be available soon, or included with the next iPad and iPhones?
Because it's not like Apple have past form for patenting an idea and then not producing the product is it?
Re: Deja vu from recent Reg headlines
never let it be said that El Reg doesn't know how to bear a grudge against someone, even after they've died
Re: Well ...
question on a wifi scanner? these give you a list of all the wifi networks nearby that are broadcasting their SSIDs? is that different than the list of wifi networks that show up in the wifi settings screen? or does it allow you to try and crack their passwords or something?
Where's the El Reg Top Ten... Jailbreak apps ?
I've JB'd my iOS devices at various times over the years, to see what all the fuss was about.
But each time, I've never found anything on the other side of the garden wall that was sufficiently amazing, or consistently stable enough to warrant all the effort.
I assume I'm just not finding the amazing software that's out there which drives everyone's burning desire to jailbreak
Re: Was looking forward to it but the hype has put me off...
the aim-assist locks you on for a body shot, you still have to manually aim to get the headshot. and bodyshots use up a ton of ammo, so headshots are the only real option, making the aim-assist quite redundant anyway.
The /real/ problem with this game...
...is that I've been playing it for an hour each night since Tuesday, and so far I haven't seen a single TV showing me the on-going Adventures Of Captain Baseball Bat Boy damnit!
These are the small touches that are missing from the game so far that means it's almost, but not quite, as good as the original. It'd be like playing a GTA game without Lazlo on a radio station.
(unless, of course, they have an episode of Lords & Ladies playing on a radio later on in the game, in which case please ignore this whole post)
Re: That's not Max Payne!
actually - Max Payne looked like Sam Lake in the first game.
But in MP2 he looks like Timothy Gibbs.
And in MP3 he looks like James McCaffrey.
So it's not lame. It's entirely in keeping with the tradition of the game.
Should have realised before
Didn't they do any stats beforehand to realise that no one likes the ads and no one clicks on them?
Or did they just hope that for some reason, after the IPO, we'd all have a change of heart?
Re: What adverts?
I don't. I access the site via m.theregister.co.uk
But that is more because with the adverts, it's blatantly obvious to passers-by in the office that I'm reading a website.
The plain layout of the mobile site is perhaps a little less obvious that I'm not doing the work I should be doing. Just need to override the CSS that puts the big splashes of red at the top and bottom and then I can fully pretend I'm busy reading TPS reports....
From home I access the normal site though, so I'm not depriving El Reg of their income too much :)
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: Good move
Actually - market has only been open for 25 minutes and the stock is already 2.42% up on it's opening price and increasing.
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"
but surely, if Apple open up the SDK to allow Kaspersky and the like to develop AV software, that also means they'll open up access routes that malware/virus writers can exploit too, no?
Is there anyone who didn't see that happening? Admittedly, it's happened sooner than I thought, I figured the bubble would last for a few weeks at least.
or are these the usual chinese knock-offs that are actually running some hacked version of android made to look like windows phone?
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!!!
On problems logging in now
I've had no problems logging in to play the game lately. In fact, it was only on Tuesday that I had issues. The last two nights have been fine. And also in the mornings for half an hour before i leave for work.
Re: Amazing game
i did that too! luckily i checked my pre-order list before buying it again.
then i went out and bought a 50quid mouse to use with the game and completely wiped out my savings. doh!
"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.
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