315 posts • joined 26 Nov 2008
Oh! Oh! Teacher, teacher!
>The device could also use sensors to detect arm or wrist motions and perform actions accordingly.
Brain bleach, please.
Nah, let's call it the iWaffer--it will almost certainly hit the market a few tenths of a millimeter thinner than something else.
Re: Remember what happened to transparent keyboards?
Opaque aluminum! When did they invent that?
Re: The internet is now ... closed for business
>Get rid of all instances of this and we're back in the days of Gopher and newsgroups.
You make it sound so easy. If only... If only...
That aside, it seems to me that the outrage is necessarily constrained to the question of permission/notice/consent; Facebook is built almost entirely on emotional manipulation as it is, so their formally undertaking research to make the tool sharper isn't much of a reach. Offensive that Fb couldn't content itself with the impetus of the juggernaut it's created--fueled almost entirely by people's insecurities about their social position-but not a surprise. Probably the bean-counters or the shareholders put the fear into management about 'are you doing enough?'.
Re: I'm sure he'll end up in court over this one.
Upvoted that, in spite of it being a groaner.
Re: Magnetic "connection"
>Either that magnet is so strong that the phone will break when I try to remove it, or it's weak enough that the first time I stray off a velodrome it will jump off and smash under the wheels of the following truck.
Or there's a pair of neodymium magnets, with appropriately-positioned poles in each of the bracket and the phone back that, when lined up (and possibly constrained by nesting rings) means that the phone can be released only with a twist about an axis centered on the bracket and mount point on the camera back. Nature doesn't do twisting like that. Not anymore, anyway.
Re: @Jan 0
>He might be Australian. We use "c*nt" colloquially, the same way Brits use "bastard" and Americans use "asshole", and it isn't intended to be misogynistic.
And context should have told you that, Jan0. "cunt", as used by non-antipodeans, doesn't usually convey--and isn't ever intended to convey--'meany', 'bastard', 'bad person', 'Doctor Evil', etc., so your interpretation of its use as misogynist suggests that you perceive the word to be wholly appropriable, or to have a particular or singular use, and to have a narrow definition. I've found myself reminding a visitor from 'down there', though, that the word is used in these parts differently, when she was expressing anger at having had her bicycle stolen and referring to the thief as a "cunt". Different strokes...
Re: Install the free Sophos AV for home users ...
And don't forget to uninstall Sophos, with prejudice, then install clamXav and configure its sentry to stand guard.
read textbooks (any field) linearly, for interest's sake.
Re: What Apple needs is someone...
Or spread the wealth and hire a charm of magpies.
Re: Worth every penny
>I'd hope that the interior circuitry / connectors would be more rugged in the lacie
They're counting on you doing just that. Vain hope.
That can't be right!
3-5 million a month! That would mean shifting, at most, 60 million of these things in a year. The shareholders are gonna freak! Eyes will bulge out! Heads will roll!
>"sufficiently advanced "
Aye, there's the rub!
"Sufficiently" will almost certainly create a vacuum of power in the management (read: control) of traffic lights: the self-driving cars will be working, cooperatively, towards an ideal or an optimum, somehow defined--and that, I think, almost of necessity requires that the programming of the cooperating vehicles involve communication of information to, and receipt of information from, the programming that goes into the traffic lights. Once such a channel is open... resistance is futile.
Re: yeah whatever
>You know where else you see very few women? Garbage collection.
But when you do, you know they're serious. And, incidentally, they're almost always pretty buff.
Re: Interesting points above but...
>My other half will be graduating this year and I doubt we will be able to afford the official photos so we will be taking our own before returning the gown.
Brilliant! Absolutely fucking brilliant! And inspiring, too. Why, I'll bet you could even ask a friend who owns a camera to do the photography for you. The possibilities are suddenly limitless!
On the horns of a dilemma
If you apply the .reg file, and a hack-aware MS subsequently attempts to lock out others from adding their XP machines to the unholy host via a patch, you'll likely continue to be protected by virtue of hiding in the midst of the flock of POS machines, right? If so, then the time to apply the hack is immediately. However, MS might also go to some lengths to carve out the genuine from the non-genuine POS machines, and expose those machines to the wolf they deserve. On which subject: it's tempting to give this a shot on the lone ewe I'm aware of still burdened with XP (you know, for the added security), and not expect much blow-back from MS, but I'm more concerned that the updates (especially if visible to the user of said machine) would lull the user into the false sense of security *cough* they've enjoyed for more than a decade.
Re: It would appear
there's going to be a problem (at least in) securing the means to detonate it--which makes the cure at least as bad as the disease.
>Other bugs cropped up as well, including several that would cause the installer to fail with a variety of cryptic error codes.
Imagine that: "cryptic error codes".
What a time to be alive!
Referring to KJ-u as "chubby" is politically incorrect: he's going to develop a complex if you don't stop. And if he does develop that complex, how will that make you feel, hmm?
Re: Better or cheaper?
A good question. More research is needed. Of course.
Re: Some math
> I await more sober, scientific comment in due course
Monday, then. Probably Tuesday.
Re: Some math
> Yes, so give us that in pisticles-per-million.
Oh, Lester! That would be both to remain on topic and to answer the question directly. Your expectations for this bunch--especially on a Friday--are much, much too high.
It can't possibly be stereotyping when all the women you know look and vogue like that.
'does not work' means: 'you can't make no money from it'.
It's useful to contrast Yahoo's current position with the next-nearest one that they didn't take: had they said they'd only respect a single 'standard' (i.e. any specific one) of DNT, they'd have been in a position to say, honestly, that their heart was still in it, but that there's a looming problem in metastasizing 'standards'. IOW, DNT is not the issue; 'standards' is.
ObXKCD: I'm aware of that strip about standards.
Re: Just for completeness
>therefore (slightly)faster cpu & storage, plus cheaper.
Shock! Stop the press! Stop, I tell you!
"Same, same... but different!"
Ah, yes, I see.
It would be eminently sensible to apply a FIFO approach to the data, and thus make the local db as small as practicable. Moving along any line, you'd necessaryily have the db updating in small dribs and drabs, but always remaining relevant; the data itself determines what of the data should remain, and what can be replaced.
Re: Obvious, really!
Babylon! Cacophony! Only three commentards answered the question directly--which is to be expected when you lead off a verbal exchange in a largely-XY setting with reference to any automobile!
Re: @Eponymous Cowherd (was: Boring.)
>copy & paste
We're using drag & drop, this millenium. Try to keep up!
Re: No problem for me.
>...as you never know what is going to go wrong.
Of course, you don't, foolish human; it never goes wrong the same way twice. That's what makes it 'interesting'.
Look! A large, deep, inky-black hole... in the middle of nowhere. Let's go have a closer look. What could possibly go wrong?
>"to be extra careful they enabled a switch on the KryoFlux that physically disables the write pin on the floppy drive."
Real geeks write data to the medium in play with the tip of a magnetized, hand-held needle--none of this jam-tart read and write head stuff, no!
Re: Could read it both ways.....
Some like surprises, but most don't like some surprises.
Ah, the half-life of 'truth' and received wisdom. Will all this disappear down the memory hole next week? Or sooner? Something to drink about.
Re: Solid Design
>We can call it the Trilateral Commission or something suitably three sided.
Tricorne, perhaps. Salut!
I wondered what that 'Sailfish gene thingy' was about.
Re: Easy zoom
Made ever-more-possible by folded light paths and... of course... sensors that are curved (spheric sections).
Re: Right, so ...
Perhaps it's that the eyes involved have security consciousness in the DNA? Or, that they recognise that security is at the foundation of their preferred OS and are thus 'incentivised'? Perhaps it's that the eyes aren't actually busy crafting yet-another colour of lipstick to put on their mascot? Perhaps it's that the eyes aren't otherwise busy mule-headedly forking yet another variant of their preferred OS? It's difficult to say why people do the things they do. But there are lots of possibilities.
Shortage of wall-space?
Why aren't people mounting televisions on the ceiling? Plenty of room up there. Perfect for the bedroom, perfect for the couch. And with the sound off, it doubles as area lighting.
Re: It's Not Stupidity, It's Insanity
>They are crazy.
If you put your faith in the DSM-x, sure.
Re: Edge-to-Edge Display?
>how would one hold onto an iPad (or any tablet) without a bezel
With whatever you care to connect to the recesssed bayonet mount located around the Apple logo on the back.
Could it be that they're neither stupid nor zombies and they're tuning you and your ilk out in the same way most people tune out white noise? Just asking.
Downvotes go here, you bitter, slack-jawed, soulless whiners!
Yes, oddly enjoyable--but much less so when there's a sound-track and 2:45 of propagandistic cruft to slog through first.
Re: Why would they do this?
They'd be more likely to release OS X (latest, or next-in-line) in an installable form broadly for Intel hardware of a certain vintage and spec and thereafter. It won't make them money. Not today, anyway--but they're giving the OS away in any case *cough*.
Re: Doubtless, 5 of the 7 5.25" bays are empty...
Technically, I was correct: 5/7 bays are empty of drives. In fact, if the card reader is seen as (a) steam-punked USB port(s), arguably 6 are empty of drives. Otherwise, you could say 'they're not empty; they're storing some extra air--you know, for later'.
Re: This is all very nice but...
Staggered and stepped within the footprint, possibly also physically interlaced to make the most of volume available? At a guess, you could likely get 15-18 2.5" platters into that footprint.
If meltdowns aren't the typical result of such a charge, our current *cough* conception of a battery will have to be changed *cough*.
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