2159 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: I've been trying it.
Apple's desktops have long since had native PDF ability. Since 10.2 i think.
Because of this, not only can you view pdf files with just the system tools, but also makes it very easy for any app to render a pdf doc - hence Safari has been displaying PDFs from the web for years without needing to install a plugin. A nice side effect is that because it's part of the system, any application on a Mac that uses the default Print dialog should be able to print directly to a PDF document instead of a printer.
So i assume the same Quartz code that is baked into OS X was also included in iOS from the start as well.
perhaps not the best idea
except, for some of us, we have to run Java to do our jobs. and if we don't, then we don't get paid, so can't pay the rent and so are thus homeless and starving to death.
so, on balance, i'd say installing Java to remove the malware was a good idea, and at the same time, following the advice in this article to be aware if someone does manage to get malware on my machine:
The headline has this text 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me' in quotes.
I thought quotes were used when, you know, quoting what someone said. Not for when you're paraphrasing and using your own emphasis on the word KILL. And failing to include the quote from the movie which puts a more humorous angle on the rest of the quote.
Here's an article that describes where to look on your mac to see if it's got the malware. Apparently the site that was hacked to distribute the malware was a "mobile developers website"
They're suggesting that the idea was to allow them to inject malicious code into the code being developed for mobiles, rather than trying to hack mobiles directly.
they're an ISP but they're taken out by a DDoS
suggests that any sites they host aren't going to be very well protected against DoS's either.
another move in the software giant's territory battle
Territory battles in software usually result in prices being brought down, not up.
Someone needs to explain to M$ that increasing prices isn't the right way to attract new customers - perhaps they had a price-userbase graph displaying upside down on their Surface pad
Re: Gates quote
Totally agree - i think he's just trying to find something to say to give the end of the piece a positive spin.
Windows 8 - too early to call, but if it's the "key to the future" then it hasn't had the greatest of starts.
Surface - again, doesn't seem to have done anywhere near as well as they would have liked it to, but need more time to tell i guess
Bing - "people have seen is a better search product" i dunno about that. i switched from Google to Bing after all the UK tax issue, but i'm going to be switching back again because Bing just isn't as good, the top results often aren't the ones i'm trying to find.
XBox - while yes, it's been a successful product, it's at the end of it's life and hasn't really done anything in the last year, has it? Everyone is looking towards the next XBox, not the old one.
Re: "The device is called an EyePad not to primarily annoy Apple"
EyeTV is already used by Elgato:
Re: People actually read the Wikipedia front page?
i had no idea there was a front page! i usually just go straight to the topic i'm looking for directly from google or bing.
possibly this whole Gibraltargate is an attempt to make people aware that such a front page actually exists?
I dunno, I'd imagine Google exec's aren't entirely happy about this news.
What happens if Samsung suddenly decide to switch their devices over to Bada instead?
If the general public are buying Samsung's because they're Samsung's and not because they are Androids, then there's the risk that Google will lose that install base.
This gives Samsung a very strong hand against Google, should they ever wish to use it.
I thought this article was going to be about a joint venture between McCaines and WeightWatchers
>Holding big databases in memory
But surely the appeal of having a big database in memory is that you'd get memory speeds.
From the way I read the article, this would allow you to load the big database into memory, but you'd still be caching from the slower flash chips and so you'd still have performance not much better than holding the big database on a flash hdd and caching through your standard memory, no?
Re: Engineering judgement
are the birds the result of Space X and Tesla? or just solely the result of his vast piles of cash?
wish we could name them "#itIsAPlanet" and "#damnit!"
"that's no moon!"
Re: Iphone4s DDOS update.
that would be the networks the phones are tied to!!
O2 is the network that the iphone was originally tied to. but so far, haven't heard of anyone on O2 having this problem.
Re: Don't go into that TRAP DOOR!
thank you sir! i'm going to be humming the theme to that show now all day
(which is not a bad thing, so again, thanks!)
So basically there is no practical use for this discovery
depends, the number of calculations for this kind of thing are huge. so i suspect, the scientific drive to find these number does, in part, fund the research into making faster and faster computer systems. and eventually, that research filters down into the graphics cards that allow us to play such great looking games on our PCs and watching stunning CG fx in movies.
an i7 ?
When i was a young'un in the 80s my pa was working for Cray at the time they found the 32nd Mersenne prime.
That was a Cray 2 - the liquid cooled the size of a large fridge.
And now they're finding these exponentially larger numbers on core 2 duos and i7's like we have in our desktop machines.... which we use for reading email and playing farmville????
Re: poor FX
Can NASA make it look better? Yes, for barrels and barrels of money
while my original comment was made somewhat tongue in cheek, what i meant was, couldn't they run the video through a filter to remove all the noise and speckles? that wouldn't cost barrels and barrels of money, i'm sure something as simple and free as iMovie can both remove camera shake and despeckle the video image.
it's like they left all that in, to purposely make it look like it was a poor video sent from the middle of space.
that looks like a scene from the worst of cheap B-Movies from the 40s!!!!
surely NASA can do better than that, at least some kind of post-processing to clear up the noise on the images.
Or are they afraid that presenting a too-clean image will incite everyone to claim it's as fake as the moon landings?
Re: I just hope...
Kevin Smith and his pool toy would be far more effective!
The inverse mullet for the fashionably adventurous?
Suit trousers and a hoodie?
Sure, people will scoff, but that's only because you're at the cutting edge of business fashion. Plus, hoodies always have those big pockets on the belly, the perfect size for carrying around your tablet of choice.
Re: Saints Row 2 vs GTA 4
did you play the Episodes From expansions to GTA4? they seemed a lot more fun.
the characters and the missions were a bit more outrageous than those in the main game.
my favourite tea
best tea i've ever had is at my grandparent's house (this might be biased slightly by childhood memories of cups of tea and my Nanna's home made chocolate cake or lemon cake etc, but regardless).
i recently found out that they buy loose tea, English Breakfast and Earl Grey. And then, in an ancient square tin, my grandfather blends the two together, one part Earl Grey to 3 parts English Breakfast.
they live miles away, and after the long drive to see them, that cuppa tea is the most curative and restorative drink ever (again, an opinion perhaps influenced because of it's close association in my mind with my nanna's home baking).
wasn't there a bit on QI where they explained that 666 isn't actually the right number and that technically it's something like 616 or something that's the real number of the beast, according to the original texts?
so not only is this guy a doofus, he's also completely wrong in his facts
Death Star UK
One interesting side effect of the Death Star kickstarter is that the guy raising it is from Leicester. This means that, should he raise the required money of the stretch goal to actually build it, it'll be a UK production, and so under our control and not under that of the sceptics.
Whether or not that makes them more or less likely to view the Earth as an Alderaan substitute depends, i guess, on your nationality.
Re: Aren't you forgetting something?
you got the wrong icon, you should have used the Thumbs Up one :)
really? Amazon are selling the Hitachi 4tb Desk for £150 and the 4tb Pro for £175
those prices don't seem astronomically high to me. i remember when an 80gb drive would cost that much!
i'm not sure i'd class a Thinkpad as a workstation though. it's a laptop isn't it?
the OP didn't say the Mac Pro was the most recognisable computer in the world, he's talking about the kind that people normally hide out of the way under the desk, not sit on the train with it on their laps.
Re: Sad lack of hip-hop knowledge
yes, that's what they _want_ you to think
but it's cunning the way that the silver top of the microphone, round like an eye, sits in the middle of the pyramid shape
and lets not forget, Destiny's Child was originally 3 people, then Beyonce left, leaving 2 behind. and 2 plus 3 = 5
and what did this superbowl performance take place in? 2013. 2 0 1 3. or 2 + 1 = 3 or "the other two" plus "Beyonce" = "Destiny's Child"
there's no escaping the numerology of it, numbers do not lie.
time to face facts: the eschaton is about to be immanentized whether we like it or not
</another afternoon of consuming too much sugar to keep me awake until going home time/>
Re: I'm worried...
apparently tv execs are convinced that kids have no attention span.
this is probably because no one makes tv shows for kids that are any longer than 30 minutes so they're not used to the idea of paying attention to a developing plot.
with any luck...
Fuzzbox will reform and re-release their sublime International Rescue single to go along with the show! :)
Re: nice idea but..
Well then watch it on mobile phone or tablet or PS3 or Smart telly.
Re: Depends on the game
like i say, you're playing the wrong games then :)
(j/k i do love a bit of SSX)
Is this the reason why the GTA5 release date slipped from Spring 2013 to September 17th 2013??
(i doubt it, i guess GTA5 just isn't as near finished as they'd hoped it to be, or they've their sights set on Xmas sales, or trying to avoid the media fallout from all the shootings in the US)
Re: Will buy when
Is the Last Guardian still a concern? I was really really looking forward to playing that.... LAST YEAR :(
at the very least, i hope they bring out a 4K version of Shadow of the Colossus!
really? does anyone use the d-pad these days to do more than just select items? if you're using it to walk or drive around, you're doing it wrong, or your playing the wrong games!
it's only the first of February and we have a firm favourite for Best Alliterative Headline of 2013 !!!
Re: Why the obsession with market share
because Anna has an axe to grind and market share is the only stat available that fits her agenda.
Re: Black Ops 2? Really?
Well, "awards" such as this are no more than popularity contests. Were the award based on the merits of the software itself, then there's no way that Dishonored would have come below a rail shooter like Black Ops2.
Re: The Apple what?
I suspect it's more likely that 12,000 of the 17,000 respondents where all from Anna Leach hitting the submit button over and over and over and over while laughing maniacally and stroking a white cat....
where's George Taylor when you need him?
"It's a mad house! A mad house!"
"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
"You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
etc etc etc
Re: NFC Lock
NFC for phones seems to be like 3D for TV. Not really as useful for the general public as the manufacturers would like to think.
And in a few years, we'll all wonder what all the fuss was about.
Re: That really is a massive fail
but is it? is it REALLY?
Anna states that "One thread has 2,700 replies"
We'll be generous and allow that every reply is from a seperate affected person, no one posted more than once to comment on whether or not they had any success with different suggestions.
During the last quarter (i.e. since iOS6 has been preinstalled on all new iPhones) Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones
So a quick bit of maths shows that at most only 0.005649% of iPhone iOS6 users are impacted by this and are so upset by it that they've found their to the Apple website forum to complain about it.
That's not really a massive fail, it's a 0.005649% of a fail, really.
that was the last iPhone i bought
yep, that's probably very true.
but will it be the last one that you buy?
are you complaining about the time travelling aspect of the reboot? because, i seem to recall there was a TOS film where they came back to the 1980s and stole some fish, wasn't there?
also, you know that Abrams just directed it. he didn't write the script. if you have such a problem with the plot of the film then you should take that up with Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
...will have a field day with this on Twitter. He seems to really enjoy trolling the pope's account.
Re: "so the models are evidently wrong"
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- VMware reveals 27-patch Heartbleed fix plan