150 posts • joined Monday 12th January 2009 19:50 GMT
Two very different opinions here. (From Eadon and ShelLuser).
One has never used the software and one has.
Which of them to trust?
Re: I have a Windows 8 laptop
Or more likely a knackered mouse
Re: What a wanker/whinger
Lack of emotion is not something I have noticed in the tech field; Lack of appropriate emotion, well, that's another story. Look at Torvalds.
Re: I have XP here so no use
@functionality they stripped in Win 7.
Serious question...Just what was stripped in Win7 from XP?
From the point of view of the shell, I cant think of anything...
Re: Luggage up!
Well, if it wasn't thin then when wrapped up in its case the package would be even thicker, wouldn't it.
I don't mean to be mean or anything but what else could a guy who looks like him do but be a Linux kernel developer? He even wears a red hat! I wonder which comes first, Linux or appearance.
Hope the family problems aren't too serious.
It's because a SHADO moonbase has become overrun with aliens and must be destroyed without it being obvious what they are up to. Lt. Gay Ellis (RIP) was holed up in a cupboard and had to be sacrificed. I read it somewhere on the internet. (right here)
Re: Anonymous Coward
I see you know how to "spEak You're bRanes"
Re: It's a hollow victory
I think you must have missed a couple of elections. It sounds as if you are talking about the start of the second bush term.
Re: Only if...
I think it already IS silverlight. At least on Windows it is.
A tablet, of any size, in my experience, fares pretty badly with game consoles since it doesn't have all the buttons and controllers. Some games work well with touch screen mode only but many are hopelessly compromised by the lack of controllers and are uncomfortable to play. Or maybe its just me.
And I don't even want to know what "media consummation" is.
Re: What happened to X-files references
Fringe? It made it to a second season? Its drivel and stuffed full of cliches and I couldn't get past two episodes. I watched because someone, who was clearly out of his mind, said it was a cross of the X files and Lost.
Seems to be the consensus that problems like these are specific book related and running them through Calibre to convert them to new epubs, even if they are already epubs, will often cure the problems. Or find a better source for your books.
The problem has been tethering
People figured how to tether a PC to their Kindle and use the free connection to do all their regular browsing and torrenting. I've seen users boasting about how many gigabytes of data they downloaded for free. No way Amazon were ever going to tolerate that. 50MB seems a bit low though. Why not 500MB, so as not to spoil it too much for the majority?
Re: Have to register to read.
This doesn't always work but it did here. Follow the link. I used Firefox with no script turned on for the site. Allowing scripts for ft.com displays too many pop ups and other artifacts. Do a search for the title of the article. I searched via Bing though no doubt Google will work too. Somewhere in the results you will often find a link to the actual article. This article appears to be accessible using this technique. No payment required! Shhhh!
Re: Where on earth are you getting your numbers from?
"Your survey of one doesn't prove anything"
Well, with your data added to his I conclude that RAM has a failure rate of 50% which is bloody atrocious.
Re: Architect is a professional person not a verb.
RE "you pompous, toothless, tea-swilling Benny Hill aficionados "
Well excuse me. We dumped the grinning buffoon a long time ago and stopped watching him. It was the USA that kept him in royalties and adulation after that.
The other insults are fine and I can live with them.
Re: Jesus said he will come back and slaughter us all....
<QUOTE>Actually the evidence appears to show that Jesus was an invention created using examples of previous imagined 'prophets' with very similar actions and supernatural powers.</QUOTE>
Actually, no. You wont find any recent academics who have done real actual research, looking up actual source documents, and not just quoting someone else who says X or Y or Z, who doubt that Jesus was a real individual.
You will, however, find many who doubt his divine origins.
It all rather sounds like the opening sequence from 2001: A space odyssey, with the apes dithering round the mysterious obelisk, poking it with sticks, and wondering WTF it is.
Re: how about this?
RE: "It was like that in the Wild West, too"
Now that makes me pause. Its been my understanding, from reading some historian or other (cite not currently available), that gun use and ownership in the days of the actual wild west was vastly overrated since ammunition was so expensive that no one could actually afford it, so no one bothered with fucking guns. Or if they had guns they couldn't shoot them since they had nothing to shoot from them. Am I wrong in my thinkings?
Re: Progress being made ....... in a heart and minds capture program that sets you free
"So what/who stops you doing what you want to do, just whenever you want to do it?"
The answers to your final question are many, ranging from my partner, the government, and nature; which are all commonplace and mundane. But by far the most common impediment is me, which I suspect is what you were getting at.
But yet another answer is you. I read your posts and though I feel there is something of worth somewhere in your words you aren't communicating whats going on in your head clearly enough for heads outside of your own head (if indeed you possess a head) to get more than a somewhat Burroughs-esque cut-up outline of what you mean. Which may indeed be the point whether by accident or by design. A Turing examination of your posts reveals little. It may indeed be the case that you are the machinery controlling us by attempting to disorient us. We love you anyway. We hope that you love we.
Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start ur Engines/Open ur Minds
Sir, what is the point of communication if you don't communicate?
I'm sure you're having lots of fun but whats in it for us?
Just remember, when you're having fun poking trolls then YOU are a troll too and that gets boring as well.
Re: Which 'side' am I on?
Complaining about ad hominem attacks after your own post had many ad hominems in it..(.fuckwits)?
No one harangued or harassed you. You're the one who started ranting thus drawing response in similar vein. I really do look for sensible discussion on both sides of this debate but you weren't debating or offering anything useful.
Re: At last
RE: "Do you post comments as a challenge....?"
He posts because he thinks he's being funny and he enjoys the attention and thrill of being known to lots of users on the forums. He reminds me of my first job where some unknown non entity used to scrawl the most idiotic comments on the toilet cubicle walls. he did it until someone caught him at it and actually quit his job, which wasn't worth having in the first place, because everyone kept laughing AT him rather than with him. True wit is a very rare thing. Big dumb guy doesn't have it.
RE: pedant alert
The fact that scum floats does not preclude the scum sucker being a bottom dweller. It can rise to the surface to feed and then sink back to its dwelling on the bottom.
Re: Pricing oddities
The US paper edition had illustrations and so does the ebook edition. The UK paper edition had no illustrations and neither does the ebook. That's the size discrepancy, and maybe the price difference too.
The US edition doesn't need notes to explain the words; they already changed the words. If you live outside the UK and want to read the original UK version then you're stuffed. Beyond this stupid Geo-restriction, which didn't exist with the paper books, she did a much better job at this than most interested parties expected. Certainly better than the big publishing houses can do. Shame it took her so long. I expect when you have more money than god there are lots of other distractions to fill your time with.
Re: DRM format
The books aren't DRM'd. They have a watermark of the buyers name but they can be read, converted, backed up, transferred to your Amazon kindle library, whatever. All of which is a big surprise to many and puts the big publishing houses to shame. Oh, and its available as EPUB; a nice open specification format. And, by all accounts, there are a lot of people prepared to buy them if the availability of the web site yesterday is anything to go by. Not me though.
@Tzael - touch centric OS
You say that Windows 8 is a touch centric OS. What version, then, is to be released for non touch screen devices, and when can we get a look at it? All reports I have seen so far state that this is the version for both types of device which is, for me, useless. This OS is going nowhere near my desktop or laptop devices unless it changes radically from what it now is. A touch centric OS is, by definition, never going to be more than a compromise on a non touch screen device, in the same way that traditional mouse and keyboard windows was never more than a compromise on a tablet. Better stock up on Win 7 now. I think MS will be supporting that version for a long time to come.
How do I turn off Metro?
I did a search and tried the method given and it didn't work. Is there another way in the preview edition?
A link would be nice.
Re: In the pay of who???
Just as valid to ask who is paying you for these comment board assertions that attempt to plant negative impressions in the minds of the ignorant.
Who is it?
And don't say 'no one' because I wont believe you.
Re: Re: yawn
He's only right up to a point, and that point is DUEL. Stevie baby has never been better. Its been down hill ever since. I still enjoy an occasional watch of Duel even though I know everything that's about to happen.
RE: Fleshy Bits and operational limits
I suppose we're reaching EOL (end of life). All the signs have been there to see; the manufacturer hasn't shown much interest in support for a while now and upgrades have been noticeably thin on the ground. Prepare for humanity V2.0.
First rule of Usenet - Don't talk about Usenet...
...but the media from those services are really easy to download to your own machine as permanent files.
@Good neighbo(u)r and friend
I'm sure he was, but, with all respect, that is irrelevant. He was also a lousy father to his first daughter. Can we define the man based solely on any of these facts? Nope. He was all of these things and we are stupid to ignore the bits we don't like.
Anyway, I suspect that the professor was reacting, as are so many of us, not so much to Steve Jobs the man, but rather to the overwhelming gush of nauseating sycophancy that flooded the internet and more traditional media following his death. It isn't personal. It just needs some balance to de-sanctify the guy. If ever a word was overused to the point of meaninglessness it is the word genius. He wasnt a genius. He was clever and he knew some clever people and he knew how to use them. He was successful in economic terms; maybe not so much in other ways. He knew and did some stupid things too; some of that hippy stuff I have read you being scathing about in others from time to time.
How do I get sucked into these things? Enough! :-)
I foresee a future in the art world and an exhibition at the Tate Modern. Tracey Emin will be eyeing this with interest.
RE epub is the source format of .azw
No, you are wrong. AZW is Amazons version of MOBI. Neither of them have anything to do with EPUB. There are several things that EPUB is capable of that MOBI isnt - such as drop caps for one. EPUB and MOBI/AZW are different formats. I haven't a clue what you are on about with this compilation business, and I'm not convinced you do either. Point me to an epub compiler please, seriously, because I never heard of such a thing until now. Also point me towards just one viewer that handles such a compiled epub. I really am curious now in case I missed something.