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@Geoff Campbell Re: So which is it?
Conversely, you could argue that the BBC and other large media outlets have significant previous form for under-stating the relevance of such findings and putting a pro-warming spin on them. But you seem happy to give them plenty of credence.
your friend could run all his files through something like Handbrake to turn them into mp4's and then use Identify to tag them, and then the videos work fine in iTunes and AppleTV and iPad, etc without the need to jailbrake. avforums contains many methods of automating this process using the Automator app that comes with OS X.
I've resorted to viewing all my many many dvds as hardcopy backups and am in the process of importing them into iTunes using the above two apps to that i can start watching any film at will from the AppleTv. When you have as many dvds as i have, it's no simple matter to find the film you want to watch. having it all streaming from iTunes makes life a heck of a lot easier.
so now we're asking for smart meters on our broadband pipes?
not so. none of mine are infected either, and i only use Safari for browsing. They have all been upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion though, so not a conclusive correlation to your sample group.
I suspect the infections are just down to the usual way that trojans get onto any computer, users don't pay attention
If you're not using Java regularly within 35 days of the last time you used it, then you don't really need automatic applets switched on, do you? It's a security risk, and surely Apple forcing this is a good thing, protecting those average users who wouldn't think to switch it off.
And if you do need it, it's not exactly an onerous task to switch it on again when prompted.
Or... was your Fail icon more for your own post in a post friday lunchtime ironic twist?
That's a bit small by today's standards isn't it?
Nearly everyone I know has at least a 40" lcd telly these days.
that's awesome that you can daisy chain them. I wonder how many in the link you need before the sound out of the last one is noticably later than the sound from the first one.
a room full of these could be an awesome sound effect. or could be utterly awful.
if i win the lottery this weekend, i'm going to try it out :)
No one would have believed, in the last years of the 20th Century...
I've just started playing the War of the Worlds game on my iPhone again, so this piece of news is extremely good timing :)
Games I'm looking forward to are Max Payne 3 (obviously) and Diablo 3.
Tomb Raider also looks good, but I'll wait for hands on reviews first because i'm worried it'll turn out to be disappointing.
Does The Last Guardian have any chance of coming out this year (or ever)? Really want to play that.
Also, GTA5 (guess that'll be a 2013 release?) and StarCraft 2 Part 2 (if that ever gets released, I guess Blizzard will be waiting for the hype and cash from Diablo 3 to die down before putting out another game).
"Under the wholesale model, Amazon was selling ebooks at knockdown prices, sometimes not even at a profit, in order to entice customers to buy its Kindle ereaders."
Why didn't this warrant an anti-trust investigation as well? Surely this is blatant misuse of their, then, monopoly on the online book market?
I'm not saying it's the same as the alleged price-fixing, but surely it's much the same as forcing Internet Explorer to be present on all installations of Windows isn't it?
I think it would be 10% of Apple's turnover from the eBook market, not from their entire profit. I seem to remember that wasn't a very large part of their quarterly earnings report.
there was another of these sleep monitoring apps. it would monitor your sleeping and adjust your alarm time so that it wouldn't interrupt you in the middle of REM sleep and so ensure you woke up refreshed rather than groggy. But it only works on standard mattresses. These funky and comfy memory foam mattresses that are all the rage these days dampen and absorb your movement, so the phone can't monitor your sleep patterns. I imagine this app will also fall foul.
Re: Which is it?
the answer, of course, is that no one has a clue. but everyone knows that you'll get plenty of click-through rates if you write articles about it and analysts will continue to get paid if they make predictions that are sufficiently far into the future (i.e. more than 6 months) that no one will remember what they said they the time arrives.
Who loses? Us poor mugs that read this gumpf in the misguided hope that we might glean some useful information from it.
There's no fate but what we make for ourselves
I, for one, etc etc
1.5kg is not going to be a comfortable way to read magazines and e-books, good luck with that.
Why would you want an ultrabook to act like a tablet?
Or a tablet to be able to act like an ultrabook?
I don't see those two form factors appealing to the same demographic. Surely it's a one or the other type of deal?
Re: not an issue for me
4g3g here - also no problems that i've found when compared to my old iPad
problem with magazines on tablets
the problem, then, is that these digital magazines are trying to cash in on the lucrative tablet user market, without putting any effort into their apps.
I've downloaded a few issues of Edge and guess what, they look rubbish on the old iPad too. Pages are forced to the same size and shape as the printed magazine. You have to zoom in on the text anyway to be able to read it. And then have to scroll around. It doesn't remember which page i was reading before. They include the contents page, but i can't tap on the article descriptions to get to them.
In short, these magazines are not better than a pdf scan. And for that, why bother paying for them, why not just torrent them?
If the publishers are serious about this new medium for their product, they should put some effort into leveraging the strengths of the medium, instead of just giving us a carbon copy of the printed version.
When can I get one for my kitchen??
hardware social network?
I'm not sure how the idea of a hardware based social network would work?
I use facebook and occasionally twitter because I can get the client apps on my phone. If I change phone, I'll re-install the apps. But I'm not so bothered about being on a social network that I'll go out and buy a piece of hardware specifically. And even more so if that hardware doesn't provide any other functionality.
no issues noticed on mine
i've got a
4G 3G + Wifi model here in the uk and haven't noticed any problem with the wifi signal.
so i guess perhaps it's just a bad batch in the production line?
something like FRAND but for medical or assistive inventions?
There should be something like FRAND then, whereby an invention that is so obviously of benefit to unfortunate, disabled and kids, should be forced to be licensed at very reasonable rates. Something like this is for the greater good of the species*, surely, not just to line some one's wallet with cash. Instead of being able to shut down the company making the iPad software, they should at least be able to license it at a reasonable level.
Am sure they'll sell 50 of these apps for every one of the hardware that gets sold. So a 5% license fee would provide them the same income.
*Darwinian views of survival of the fittest and most eloquent aside....
does it really correlate with the predictions from February? or is it not more likely that he's gotten the June date from those analysts'
random guesses predictions
suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs
I'm sorry to say, Lester, but you are obviously something of an amateur when it comes to cream egg eating.
Some of us have been eating the 2012 batch of cream eggs since they appeared in shops, at the start of the year. And during the last 30 days or so my consumption has only increased. If there's less than 6 eggs in the fridge, then I need to go and stock up - you can never tell when you might need to accompany a cuppa tea with a cream egg, and it's a terrible thing to be caught short unexpectedly.
Cream eggs are for life, not just for Easter.....
"Naturally some aspects will need to be refreshed"
I guess that is where the fear that this won't do well comes from.
Instead of re-envisaging the characters to fit today's political world, it'll just be the same but using modern terms and events.
But equally, is the current way of politics that interesting or funny?
The enjoyment of the original shows is the clever language and arguments, the intellectual mind-games that went on between Sir Humphrey and Jim Hacker. My worry is that, as politics these days seems less high-brow, so too will the new version of the show be dumbed down. And with that, it will loose its appeal.
got to follow the rules
Rule #1 - Cardio
Rule #2 - The Double Tap
Rul3 #3 - Beware of Bathrooms
Rule #4 - Wear Seat Belts
Evidently they didn't follow Rule 2 the first time around...
so, can we look forward to a 50" Retina Display(TM) telly then?
At no point in the whole article does it ever state that iTV is the name of the product.
That's just El Reg trying to stir you guys into making a post that'll stir people like me into replying to it.
bows and arrows against the lightning"
This is awesome! Those Martian feckers in their tripodal fighting machines don't stand a chance now that we have thermal cloaking tech. Come on then, you red planet smegheads, if you think you're hard enough!!!!
What's the battery life like in the touch?
The 4 has half the battery life on the Keyboard. Amazon says it should last a month on the 4, but that's only based on 30 minutes of reading per day. My other half reads for hours a day and has noticed she's charging it nearly all the time compared to the Keyboard.
If the Touch has more memory, does it also have better batteries?
shame this wasn't around when CDs and DVDs were all the rage
you wear plastic socks? it is for incontinence or just a fetish thing?
that's weird then, i must know AC, because he seems to know all my friends too (and me, tbh, as i got a Wii last summer when the missus decided she wanted to use it Wii Fit and Zumba, used it for a month, haven't switched it on again since).
the Wii serves a specific need - that of multiplayer gaming, and light-weight, kid-friendly gaming.
i think the critical thing is, now that world+dog has a Wii in their lounge to fulfil those needs, why would they bother to spend so much cash again on a WiiU? if you're having a party, you'll wheel out the old Wii.
Re: "I had this idea that life would adapt to the deep"
There's life, Jim (Cameron), but not as we know it...
That's weird that files that incorporate a compression in their format, will copy slower. Is it trying to double compress them? You'd think they could detect already compressed data and so skip the compression process, speeding up the transfer speeds.
<spoiler>i agree with this request for spoiler tags</spoiler>
at the very least, perhaps a way to make text white so that you need to highlight it to view it, that would work just as well, but there must be a fairly simple piece of css/js tricky that could be done, no?
east bound and down
woohoo Jerry Reed!! oh wait, wrong Snowman....
Re: "When I examined the page, ..."
quote I found that each of the videos
sounds like he examined it very very thoroughly indeed
it's the ease of access.
i'm switching my subscription over to download only this month.
that said, most of what we've been watching has been via Netflix. Lovefilm just doesn't have the right kind of stuff and the interface on the playstation and the samsung smart tv is much much easier to use on Netflix than Lovefilm
Re: My obligatory comment to see if I've reached 100 posts yet.
quote: Tags: Please could we have <pre> and some way of quoting other people's posts?
i was going to put "+1 for <quote> request"
but then i realised that it is really a bbcode type tag, there isn't an equivalent html tag that could be used is there.
best i can think of is to italicise the quote.
I think, if you have to manually format your quote, that's a good way of stopping some quotetard from putting gobloads of a post's text in a quote and then just typing "me too" afterwards.
now that El Reg is an official forum website as well as a news site, i wonder how long before it gets blocked entirely by our office websense filtering :(
i really hope not
i think 4 inches is the max for a phone. if you want a bigger screen, get a frikken tablet
i quite like the 3.5 screen on the iphone - the phone looks neat and compact these days compared to the oversized ugly Androids. I remember when the first iPhone came out and it looked huge against the skinny candybar feature phones everyone had back then.
Re: Too bad...
Surely coders are going to be amongst the most technically literate people in the country. And therefore, the best equipped for switching to a work-from-home model.
who can benefit?
Do you have to be registered then as working for a games development company, in order to qualify? Is it just the companies that qualify? Does it apply to one-man-band type companies?
Or can I get a tax break just for programming some basic and/or rubbish game and punting it on the mobile app stores?
i liked the music, but was still way too much for a podcast format. at the very least, if you're going to put that music dead time at the start, have someone introducing the show over the music or something.
also, try and equalise the volume on the two vocal inputs. Gavin's speech was a bit quiet, so i tuned up the volume, and then Mary-Jo was shouting in my ears, so i had to turn it down, and then couldn't hear Gavin.
friend of mine also agrees that it's a fake:
"On the 13/14 video of his you can see around 1.30 there is a sun design on the right hand wing, then the camera looks down, then looks up again. The sun design has a large dot that wasn't there before. Very clear and obvious evidence of digital manipulation on at least one of the videos for sure."
"internet sites could no longer shirk their responsibilities and achieve illicit financial gain"
so what about if you're hosting the files for zero profit? charges to users are adjusted constantly to ensure they only cover monthly costs, and once done.
yes, a major headache to do, because the cheaper the site is, the more popular it will be, so the higher the bandwidth costs required, but i don't think it's impossible.
and then, there are no financial gain, illicit or not. would that be acceptable to the court?
Digital distribution. Just like mobile gaming, you buy the game online, download it, then you can't sell it on to anyone else, because there's no physical media to re-sell.
That said, I don't look forward to having to download a blu-ray's worth of data on the next games like GTA5 and Max Payne 3. But possibly the solution is you open the games up to pre-ordering, and users can download them over a couple of weeks, and then on the release day, the copies are unlocked when connecting to their servers.
Or, commit more to DLC. So you can buy the physical game, but you'll need to keep the disc around if you want to play the full game, as 70% of the single-player gameplay, and the multiplayer, all gets downloaded from online. The disc can hold all the music and the high-def textures, but the gameplay content gets downloaded and only works keyed to your account, or something.
I know the 2nd hand market is a problem for the game developers. But I don't think many of them have done much about it other than whine "it's so unfair!!!"
There are definitely ways around it, they just need to get us players into the habit of downloading more of our content in a means that makes it very complicated to then re-sell on.
Just what sort of party is this room intended for?
that scene out of Boondock Saints when they come in through the air con vent in the ceiling, twisted up in the rope, and spin round firing the 9mm's and waste all the russian mafia types that were sitting in there
a google search suggests it happened in 2005 and 2010 too
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