Re: Adding More than Simple Depth to the Widening Web
@Dave126 Have an up vote just for the Bomb the Bass quote.
Tryin like hard to not blow my cover.
174 posts • joined 12 Apr 2009
@Dave126 Have an up vote just for the Bomb the Bass quote.
Tryin like hard to not blow my cover.
An enterprise level lifespan for less than £250, I'll buy one of them next time.
Still EuroDisney to me too but folk look at me funny when I go into a cornershop and ask for a Marathon bar.
Cortana may allow it while driving, Constable Ratrun may not.
"Yes Officer, he ran straight out in front of me; half way through an email!" sounds a bit suss to me.
Using hands-free devices when driving
You can use hands-free phones, sat navs and 2-way radios when you’re driving or riding. But if the police think you’re distracted and not in control of your vehicle you could still get stopped and penalised.
Car ≠ Living room.
I shall continue to watch this car crash from my Hackintosh and weep for the small businesses that suffer.
The Heavens just got louder.
Where on the net can we find them?
Desktop Net Market Share?
Windows 7 55.68%
Windows XP 10.93%
Windows 8.1 10.30%
Windows 10 9.96%
Mac OS X 10.11 2.99%
Windows 8 2.76%
Mac OS X 10.10 2.23%
Less than 10% share 6 months after starting a free giveaway?
Hmm, on the bright side less than 1% behind XP!
Mobile Net Market Share?
Android 4.4 18.65%
Android 4.2 9.49%
Android 5.0 9.31%
Android 5.1 7.70%
Android 4.1 3.37%
Java ME 1.85%
Windows Phone OS 8.1 1.75%
Android 4.3 1.75%
Android 4.0 1.18%
Android 2.3 0.92%
Android 6.0 0.54%
Windows Phone OS 8.0 0.39%
Windows Phone OS 10.0 0.23%
0.23% of mobile activity, Tablets and Phones, even worse.
(Data source here: https://netmarketshare.com/)
Must be a lot of Xbones about then...
I think you'll find, he just has been.
Missed a d on down too. ;)
They can really iPAQ them in.
Have an up vote just for the word fungible.
Trevor_Pott's comment on the 2010 article still rings true today, seasonally adjusting the price ofc:
"Too little, too late.
Microsoft is the new Novell. Novell was once the 800lb gorilla of networking, and then along came Microsoft to relegate them to relative obscurity. Novell dropped the ball, stopped innovating, and Microsoft produced a good-enough clone with just enough added blue crystals to take the lead. (It didn’t help that Microsoft isn’t inclined to play fair, but what company playing at that level ever is?)
Today, we are witnessing the death of the Microsoft client operating system. While it has the bulk of the market share in desktops and notebooks, this is largely a product of inertia. The constant game of “me too” and “catch up” has produced an impending death by a thousand cuts. Apple, Google and others, (Palm/HP for example) are simply out-innovating Microsoft while producing solutions that developers can live with and customers actually enjoy.
Microsoft has already lost the smartphone wars; nothing short of divine intervention will change that. The war for the tablet might be over before it even begins; we are about to enter into the Christmas season with no evidence of either an Android or Windows tablet that doesn’t royally suck in sight. While I’m not 100% sure, I suspect that being allowed to go unchallenged for an entire year is more than enough for Apple to establish itself as the king of this particular hill, capable of fending off all challengers handily.
So what’s left, the desktop? Traditional notebooks? I am sure there will always be a call for these, maybe even a fairly significant one. With VDI, cloud computing and a slew of credible alternative operating systems on offer, Microsoft stands to see a dramatic reduction in market share over the next decade. Apple has always been too expensive to realistically consider as a competitor for the desktop/notebook space, but Linux (in the form of Android, MeeGo, WebOS or ChromeOS) might finally be ready to start eating the low end.
Do your thin clients need to run Windows embedded? Once your corporate applications are recoded as SaaS apps deliverable through a browser, can’t at least some of those desktops be some flavour of Linux? Does Aunt Tilly require a home PC with a 350W+ PSU running Windows to heat her living room just so she can use Facebook and Gmail?
I don’t ask these questions or make these comments to attract flames, and I am not saying that this will all happen tomorrow. I am saying that in my opinion, over the next ten years, Microsoft will slowly fade out of the /client computing/ scene. I fully expect them to remain a server superpower, but I would be willing to bet that their desktop operating system versions will be used only by people requiring what we used to call “workstations” and by enthusiasts.
The real problem is the bloat. Microsoft couldn’t make a competitive operating system even if they got rid of Ballmer. The new black are these operating systems that can run cheerily on a 500Mhz processor with less than 512 MB of RAM. They are thin, light, have their own app store and will give the non-power-user all the computer they want in a package that eats less than 5 watts fully loaded.
Microsoft’s best embedded operating systems don’t even come close, nor do they get the kind of love or attention the flagship product does. If Microsoft wants to survive, then it’s time to say goodbye to the NT platform. NT is great for workstations, gamers or other demanding users…but until they can bring a credible lightweight operating system out as their mainstream they are cooked.
They could front something based on Windows CE (or buy Novell and just birth a mobile Linux like sane people,) but it’s more than just the OS. If you look at the gong show that is Windows Phone 7 they are so culturally indoctrinated into the idea of “copy the competition” they are not only copying the positive aspects (such as an app store) but the brutal mistakes (such as lack of copy/paste, lack of full multitasking, walled gardens, etc.)
If Microsoft want to play in so many different pools at once, they need to be capable of making products that are excellent on their own, interoperate beautifully with other Microsoft products but also interoperate with products from other companies. (Remember that they are competing not against Apple or Google…but the entire largely cross-compatible Linux/UNIX ecosystem.)
They lack two critical elements to pull off all of the above. The first is someone with a grand unifying vision that truly has the depth of scope necessary to understand how all of Microsoft’s offerings contribute to each other and thus to the whole. The second is management capable of actually executing and doing so on tight deadlines.
In the meantime, I will continue to wait around for a sub-$1000 tablet with 1366x768, SD card slot, USB and that either allows me to install whatever or want or can be easily rooted. Will Microsoft be capable of delivering, or will Android get there first?"
5 years of delay and 5 years to recover.
"Those who actually care about saving fuel and resources - and perhaps about helping to end the evil of economic growth - might instead consider buying a secondhand VW Polo Bluemotion or one of the various similar cars offered by rival manufacturers a few years back.... though to be sure using diesel."
- editorial note Sept. 2014
Your editor's advice from the end of the Jags to riches article on fuel efficiency.
You give the same advice now and it makes perfect sense too. Toyota managed to shrug off a 10 million car recall after a Lean Quality Control disaster, in less than 5 years.
I bought a Moto G 4G for £110 from an O☡ shop that thought it was still selling 3G ones. It updated to Lollipop 2 months ago. Lovely little phone, keeping it till it breaks.
I may have to wait some time for my upgrade.
I lived in Holland for 3 years and loved the uitsmijter from day one. The uitsmijter was traditionally a dish served at the end of an all night party, when the host wanted everyone to go home. Uitsmijter means a chucker outer brekkie.
I ate them as a hangover cure and most hotels, hostels and cafes would happily serve them till 3pm in the afternoon. God bless the uitsmijter!
If you are that old, you will also remember:
"Unix for innovation, Mac for productivity, Windows for Solitaire."
According to my old History master, the British general public handed in bundles of cash, large enough to choke a horse, when the money was experimentally dropped on them. Some leaving names and addresses at the Police stations in hope of an eventual reward.
Tell that to the youth of today, they won't believe you!
With a diesel engine and stop start, I hope Messrs Ferrari and Maserati are considering an electric hybrid version in the future. Green without the mean.
To get a Degree in Homeopathy, do you have to write a 10,000 word thesis, then submit it with 10,000,000,000 random words for potentisation?
No, I stopped after only 1 term with no job and a mounting student debt. I calculated I would be about £17000 in the red after 3 years and quit, went and got a job instead. That was 20 years ago, now I study polymer processing in Ireland.
I would have loved to have seen the historical physicists featured in the course, especially as some were right on my doorstep.
Having studied Physics briefly at Heriot Watt, I was shocked to find out I knew nothing of Maxwell's existence. I used to walk down Heriot Row without even being aware of his birthplace round the corner. The shame!
Unless you have a trailer. :P
"SSL over HTTP, known as HTTPS, is the most common use of SSL. You may not realize it but you probably use HTTPS daily. Most popular e-mail services and online banking applications rely on HTTPS to ensure that communications between your web browser and their servers in encrypted. If it weren’t for this technology then anybody with a packet sniffer on your network could intercept usernames, passwords, and anything else that would normally be hidden."
The man in the middle attack is designed to steal valuable information by defeating encryption, this allows the recipient of this info to potentially make money out of it.
Microsoft (still the no. 2 brand name in the world according to Forbes) in turn, lose money when their image and operation are damaged by such attacks. Reducing their perceived worth and potentially their market share. This is not a wet dream. I would prefer Windows to be more secure against this form of attack for the sake of its users, not just M$.
Old news c. 2010 to be precise.
Let's be careful out there. (Hill Street Blues 1981)
I hope for M$ sake, that this is coincidence and not just the first cyber longship to pull along side their plump, juicy, cash freighter.
Until you mentioned Genghis the Commie Pinko.
Metre and litre are SI units from the Metric system, originating in Napoleonic France not Blighty. Sorry m8.
Wanker is spelt like Banker, Tosser and Cricketer, all British origin words.
"Microsoft released the final version for Mac OS X, version 5.2.3 and a month later on July 11, they released the final version for Mac OS 8 and 9, version 5.1.7." wiki agrees.
I stopped using IE in OS X 10.2, Firefox has always been a better choice with ABP, NoScript and Blur on.
Bulletproof by comparison.
I think you missed the point. A gun-totting nutter is a gun-totting nutter whatever excuse he gives.
Religion, nationalism, not liking Mondays? The excuse is irrelevant.
This in itself is cause for jubilation.
This is the best announcement Tim Cook has made as Apple CEO so far.
Brave and fearless boss.
Sing it Tom: http://youtu.be/eLc-bh_DrKw
"Houston, we have a problem."
"What's the problem?"
"Please tell us."
I use Grado SR60i for domestic sounds and Sennheiser PX100 - II foldaways for traveling. Bleats or Bozos are way overpriced for the quality and Apple buds are a pain in the canals imho. Each to their own.
Picking up a pair of Rogers LS6a speakers very soon, they will destroy even some of the most expensive earwarmers.
"Called Launchpad and turned up in OS7."
Called Launcher and first appeared in System 7 about 23 years ago. To be precise.
Capaldi combines echoes of Hartnell and Pertwee while creating his own irascible persona for the Doctor.
In a post Saville BEEB an older timelord is duty bound to not approve of the hugging.
Liking the chemistry but the scripts need more work I feel.
We discovered that you could shatter shatterproof rulers at about -24ºc with enough sudden force applied with a blunt metal object or a concrete floor and a 50 ft drop. Safety goggles were an after thought but we all survived. :)
Thanks for the link Cray, very interesting stuff and a good point from an engineering perspective. I am merely paraphrasing the test shown in the article, the plastic phones bend and break at the same time/force, ergo they don't bend until they break from the point of view of this test.
Metal bends before it breaks, plastic doesn't. Thin metal is weaker than thick plastic. News at 11!
Materials technology is at its limit when designers insist on thinner, smaller and lighter.
In the bike industry they say "You can have Light, Strong or Cheap. Pick two.".
I chose plastic too, a Moto 4G with rubber back plate. Robust is how you make it.
In OS X you can have the dock left or right mounted too, it is just at the bottom by default. Like the new Linux flavour, I might even build one one day.
Designing a system's performance within the power limits, how revolutionary. ;)
Grats to the Burgh, well played indeed.
Great backbone, ideas of a jellyfish. FTFY
Señor Dabbs, I would get worried if the missus uses the same excuse to research the word cockcage....
"Yes dear, apparently it measures the number of Sales Guys on a single office floor."
Ballmer's instructions are very concise, unfortunately the fame of its familiarity to practically every Windows user in creation is more than a little Pyrrhic.
I have the 4G 4.5" screen Moto G it is the best of both worlds and expandable with up to 32 Gb SD cards.
Love it and it fits in my pocket, only £110 on O2 payg and switching to Giff Gaff to save on the bill. The bigger one has 3G only and doesn't fit my jeans.
Judging by Sinofsky's payout when he left M$, you may find that the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Spat, the perfect word for a disagreement between punks.
Fast is relative, the "crappy" 6 Gbps (not 3 on the 2011+ models, please do your homework properly) interface still gives a much faster boot time and app launch with an SSD over the original HDD.
Note: I am comparing these 2 items in terms of speed relative to each other.
Furthermore I expect to be able to replace/upgrade faulty RAM and HDDs myself, hence my desire for the older design. The lifespans of these machines are greatly increased by replaceable items at low cost.
Our last repair that Applecare picked up the bill for was £750 worth of logic board failure on a 2007 MBP 15, half the original cost of the Macbook.
Seeing the way Apple want to lock down all the components now; I bought the non soldered and glued non retina models instead. My mum's one got 8 Gb RAM for £38 and will have a nice fast SSD when the HDD dies. My cousin's MBP 13 will get the same treatment when needed.
The main drawback to the newer kit is, you have to hand it back to Apple for any hardware replacement and Applecare is almost mandatory.