2144 posts • joined 8 May 2007
first Stephen Hawking and now this
it's a big one-two attack from Science. first Stephen Hawkin kicks God off the Big Bang credits list and now God's pushed back on the ropes as it turns out he wasn't necessary for one of the big action show pieces of the old testament.
any truth in the rumours that the fight's a fix and God is going to go down in the forth round?
get a mac
although they're obviously taking the piss, the dailymash article raises a good point - why exactly do we _need_ instant search? is it really saving us that much time and effort?
not just rentals
i think the point is that the disks in the old apple tv got full up very quickly. my iTunes music folder sits of a 4gb raid - i don't want to sync a tv show or a movie over wifi to my apple tv to watch, i just want to stream it directly from my imac to my tv
and the new apple tv is perfect for that, and priced reasonably too
personally i think they've done a very good job of identifying what was wrong with the first version and trimming it down to just what is needed and i can't wait for my pre-order to arrive in a couple of weeks time
one by Apple...
...would have just worked... and would have felt much snappier too. but that's because it would have been magical and revolutionary :-)
that's because you spend too long sat in front of your computer reading sites like this which are full of elitist geeks who can't understand how other people have a different perspective of the world than they do
get out of the house and meet some real life people - there's a couple of iPad people on my train to work each morning. there's at least 4 of them in my office, 2 of them bring theirs with them to every meeting they have. they don't seem to be having any difficulty being productive with theirs.
Get your facts right before you troll
I'll concede the camera kit issue, for the time being, but your wrong on all the other accounts
Someone can email me a word document, I tap it to view the contents, I then choose the View In... Option to transfer it to Pages, edit it, email it back to the original author, and can also export it to the File Share area for other apps to open. Printing direct to wifi printer (no need for desktop pc) is just as easy as it was to pass the doc from email to Pages, using the Print Bureau app
So what other excuses do you have for not being productive ??
lol - i can't believe the negative comments above
sounds like you guys should really be banned from this website - you're obviously lacking in the required qualification (a sense of humor and being an IT geek who's played computer games since childhood right up to this morning's journey to work).
i, for one, shall be pre-booking my ticket to see this as soon as possible
Patch comes over your broadband, not the AT&T network
but why iphone?
i understand they are concerned about the blackberry data going through the RIM servers elsewhere, but surely the iPhone data either goes over their network providers just like any other phone, or through their own servers if they set them up themselves. it doesn't all get routed via Cupertino does it?
or the transperambulation of pseudo-cosmic antimatter?
whatever the cause, it seems strange that our servers went titsup today and so our sysadmins were called into action to save the day.
Hurrah to them! on the one hand
but on the other, you can't help but wonder if they didn't perhaps tip the scales in their favour, considering the day and all
i quite liked it when the beta for Safari (4 was it?) put the tabs on top
mind you, it didn't bother me when they put them back in the normal location either
epic fail is epic
should be bluetooth and also there needs, NEEDS, to be StarCraft2 badged ones available ready for the launch next week!
i was 9 when my dad brought home his FatMac from the office and set it up on the dinning room table. it was awesome, and i spent hours mucking about in MacPaint editing images at pixel level.
wifi only at the moment
yes, it's wifi only at the moment because Apple need to chat with the network operators first. i suspect they've so far flat out refused to allow video calls on their networks because of their unlimited data plans. once they've phased them out, then we'll be able to do video calls over the phone's data connection and the operators get to charge us a fortune for the data is uses up
obviously Mr Jobs doesn't consider M$ to be one of the major 3rd party developers out there, but merely a 2nd tier or lower.
and to be honest, the less and less quality seen in the Office suite over the years, i'm inclined to agree with him
a 64gb iphone would eat into the sales of the 64gb ipad
how _small_ are your hands and head ffs?
the strength of the iPhone 4 is the size and resolution of the screen - and you'd rather chop it in half?
yeah i'm not going to be queuing up tomorrow....
....because mine is currently in the courier van on it's way to be delivered.
i can't wait for it to arrive, because then i wouldn't have to try and balance this laptop on my arm right now as i try to type this while standing at the window looking for the delivery van to deliver my ipad
yes, we all trusted Google to use their StreetView cars without trespassing and violating people's privacy or snooping all their private emails from their wifi - but this snug warm feeling of trust didn't actually stop them from doing all that did it?
just because Google are so big and mighty and have the monopoly over the web doesn't mean they're incapable of making a mistake
so the first ITER is expected to be of use in 2050?
i'll be in my 70s by then
and that's just the first one, in France, so by the time we then get around to building one here in the uk i'll have popped my clogs and will never know what it's like to live in a world where energy is free and the only worry is the occasional panic when the containment field breaks down and rolling ball of fusion breaks loose and melts down a city
this Jaguar had better cut an awful lot of years of the R&D - i don't want to still be paying for petrol during my 40s damnit!
re: Stuff I like to do
1. apparently printing is coming. but why waste the paper? just take the iPad with you and they could scan the barcode straight off the email on the screen, surely?
2. get yourself Handbrake (or similar) to convert those individual xvid files in a directory somewhere on your hard-drive, then use an Automator script to tag them with all the ID3 tags you need and load them in iTunes where it'll group them all nicely by show and by season with funky mini covers to speed your browsing. set up iTunes to sync only the oldest unwatched ones and then, each time you hook up the iPad, it'll remove the ones you've watched and load new ones. if you watch them on your iPhone too, it'll keep track of which ones you've watched and to where each time you sync each device.
3. get the camera connection kit and you can either browse the flash card directly, or hook the camera up via usb and do it that way. import the images and they're ready to show off in a sildeshow within the Photo app, or build into a presentation with Keynote, drop into an email or letter you're writing in Pages, etc etc
4. i'll give you this one. the iPad is not a recommended piece of kit for freetards. at least, not unless you jailbreak it and install some 3rd party homebrew s/w. if you spent two seconds googling you'd find some. Torrentula is one. surely with the iPad's file storage being easier to access by different apps than it is on the iPhone it's only a matter of time before some piece of homebrew will get the torrent address, download and unrar the files for you and pass them to a media player.
5. Eliminate Pro is a pretty good multiplayer FPS. I hear NOVA is quite awesome too. there will be more on the way soon
6. you download them on your pc/laptop, you drop them into iTunes, and then the next time you hook up the iPad, it'll sync them over for you. it's not very complicated or difficult. if for some reason they won't display in the default ebook app, get something like Stanza for the iPad and that'll read anything. and it's exactly the same process to load the files onto it.
7. you tag mp3s and then you delete them? you have nothing else better to do with your day? surely you're best bet would be to leave a script running to do all that for you on your desktop/laptop while you are outside enjoy the summer weather with a portable tablet device, listening to your much-tagged mp3s or watching your pirated pr0n
anything else i can help you with?
in a strange kinda way, i almost miss him
currently i have a laptop of which i only use 10% of it's functionality because i also have a much more powerful desktop machine with far larger screens
the laptop is the waste of space, but until the iPad, there was no other solution for casual web browser, email reading, quick look up of imdb while watching a movie
the iPad fills that niche that previously had to accomodate a laptop
now i have no need to replace my macbook with a newer model when the iPad will serve the same purpose much much better
read the write up on the iPhone OS 4.0 presentation.
multitasking under iPhone OS doesn't mean you'll have apps running at full speed in the background where you can't see them
apps in the background are in a semi-stasis, the register themselves for the events they are interested in and are only activated once those events occur so that they may process the event and then return to stasis - very low memory footprint
not really a rip off is it?
36 quid isn't exactly a rip off
it's less than 10% of the total price, so it's going to be quite close to the sales tax price isn't it?
also, if you're bringing one home from the states, you're probably buying from a store on the street. but even if not, all apple stores add sales tax anyway don't they? i was under the impression that you had to claim it back afterwards if it wasn't applicable.
so at most (assuming only 4% sales tax), the UK price is only 18quid more
not even RyanAir offer a flight to NYC for less than 18 quid do they?
I hear the guys at Opera have said they don't see much of a future for using Flash for video either
this week i've had good performance from my 10mb/s
the last month or so it had felt like it was getting worse and worse
if you cut it down to size
and then it'll be too small for your iphone anymore
M$ never gets old hahaha
must be quite a shock to all these scientists to discover that having been around for 4.5 billion years, the Earth's ecosystem is actually fully developed to cope with such changes and maintain it's balance which has kept all of us alive for the last few million years
why would they?
El Reg knows full well that if they put iPad into the title of every article they can, we'll all click on it to read it - which earns them advertising revenue from all the stinking crap flash inserts
and then we click on the comments page to vent our rage and earn them 3 more advert views
Stob articles are always good - you're just not reading them right!
no, not yet
can't stop the smug "no viruses here" just yet, cos this isn't a virus - you need to be a numpty and install it to compromise yourself
where's Tina Turner when you need her?
[the Blaster has reduced Missouri's power supply]
Auntie Entity: For God's sake, what now?
The Master: Who run Missouri?
Auntie Entity: Dammit, I told you, no more embargos.
The Master: More, Blaster.
[the Blaster puts all power out]
The Master: Who run Missouri ? Who... run... Missouri ?
Auntie Entity: ...You know who.
The Master: Say.
Auntie Entity: Master Blaster.
The Master: Say loud!
[the Master turns on the town loudspeakers]
Auntie Entity: Master Blaster.
The Master: Master Blaster... what?
Auntie Entity: Master Blaster runs Missouri.
The Master: Louder!
Auntie Entity: Master Blaster runs Missouri!
The Master: Lift embargo.
i have a laptop that i use when i'm too lazy to walk into the other room to use the desktop to surf the web or write some emails
so for me, the appeal of the iPad is even greater since it's far lighter and smaller than my laptop
my main worry is that it'll reduce the functionality of my iPhone to be just a phone and an iPod. 90% of the apps i'd rather use on the iPad's larger screen
there are no deal breakers that i can think of yet. if i need to use something that the iPad can't accomodate, i've got a desktop in the other room with all the connectivity and horsepower i'm likely to need... if i can just be bothered to get off the sofa and walk the 10 feet to the desk....
re: my fav
what do you mean "if you buy a new phone"? the new OS will run background apps on the old 3G phone too
oh my, now there's a whole flood of nostalgia
such innocent happy days of my youth, in what seems now like a forgotten age
They ought go Boondock Saints on Cupertino
Oh wait.... What day is it today?
Perhaps I'll wait until tomorrow before believing this article, it's just too funny to be true
also though, would it not be the case the half the time that the moon takes to orbit the gas giant, it'll be in eclipse from the sun, and so be very very cold? that can't be good for life can it?
so perhaps, less Ewoks and more Wumpa?
how do you stone a killer whale? the velocity of the rock is going to drop drastically as it enters the water, you might get a lucky strike if it's close to the surface, but then it'll dive down and there's no way someone could throw a stone with enough speed to hit with any force
for that matter, how the hell you do stone an Ox without pissing it off and getting gorged/trampled yourself?
Curley said the ideal mobile device for use in hospitals would....
...would be the MOOOOOOON onna stick!! that's what Curley wants, the MOOOOOOOON onna STICK!!!!
this is why StarTrek will never become the future. we all know it's pure hokum
now the Culture, that's the type of futuristic sci-fi that we should be aspiring to follow.
without apparently noticing that HTML could (and does) provide provide a standard platform
provide provide? that's taking doublespeak rather literally isn't it?
screen advantage over the iPad
but it's horrifically green!!!!
how's it work?
when they look inside the p2p files, does it have to be a complete file? if someone is pulling down RAR archives from rapidshare or usenet or bittorrent, will it still be able to match the acoustic fingerprint? or doesn't it only work if they're getting an entire mp3 file in one transfer?
is the solution not just to apply some encryption to the source file?
mine shipped on Saturday - so did they shut down production yesterday?
you say "That implies to us that a low-cost 3G package like the one Apple announced it's providing through AT&T in the US isn't a given over here."
if just last week they anticipated that they wouldn't be able to release the 3G one till June/July that but now they expect to release it alongside the US one, doesn't that in fact suggest that their talks with the UK operators are going very well and have speeded up the procress?
lol - seems like a very childish reaction by Amazon that's pretty much playing straight into Apple's hands. Throwing the toys out of the pram like this is surely just going to hasten the amount of publishers that start using Apple's iBookstore as a distribution channel.
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