803 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Try to not land in the soup.
Bearing in mind it has to be powered from a micro USB and mustn't cost more than £50, what core would you suggest?
Re: If we are going to build a wall
"Who is going to do the work?"
How about the unemployed? This could be the new Hoover Dam.
Re: I prefer the infra-red camera trick
Use a PIN with one number repeated.
Re: Mac Mini
Re: This isn't PROtection... it's just DEtection...
"Just combine the damn thing with a signal jammer"
...and you'll find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
Re: Connected fridge - a small subset of first world problem
The potential reduction in food wastage could (and should) be achieved by teaching people that just because their carrot is past its Sell By date doesn't mean it's bad, that mouldy cheese can be shaved, milk is only off when it smells/looks/tastes nasty etc.
Being able to detect pathogens and alert the user could save lives and productivity, but the tricky bit detecting them, not Tweeting that they've been detected.
It's out on PC, PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Me too. I almost never use the larger camera at the back*, but I use the webcam whenever I'm away for business. No webcam means no sale for me.
*I'm not into to taking photos of my dinner at restaurants.
Re: It's a start
Except that this time we have at least one alternative OS that lots of consumers are happy to use. In the old days your choice was between running a Linux distribution or Windows. Linux failed because... well it wasn't Windows, and Windows failed because it was horribly bloated.
Re: "and create the best possible customer experience online.”
...or because Sky et al. hold exclusive rights that make it unavailable elsewhere.
Re: Can we have a little sanity here?
You know, it is possible to not read every article that appears on a news site, paper, or blog etc.
Re: Ah for £86k I'd soil myself too....
"...they might have earned more money digging for a road crew than they earned from this."
Maybe, but this will be tax free.
Fair enough. Shame the game is a PlayStation exclusive. Minecraft is just about supported on the Xbox 360, but it's largely a PC thing.
Has anyone made a fully programmable computer yet?
It's Lego and an exploration/survival game.
I've hardly played it at all so you can hardly call me a fanboy, but the things people have done in Minecraft are amazing. Can you make a fully functional copy of Conway's game of life in LittleBigPlanet? You can in Minecraft.
Re: Dear Householder ...
It's (perhaps) even more frustrating for someone who already has broadband, TV, land line and mobile with them to keep receiving their letterbox spam.
If you can receive a terrestrial signal, and so can get freeview at all, consider yourself lucky. I don't live the the sticks either; I live in a city in a block of flats with no aerial and signal on portable aerials.
Re: I hate set-top boxes
@dogged: I'm sure it's possible to port YouView to the XBox, but MS would still want you to shell out for a Live Gold account to use it.
Re: Idiot film-makers
"Oh - and to the guy complaining about no minecraft on Windows RT... stop trying to make Windows RT happen - it's going into the dustbin of history just like Windows CE."
And Notch is doing his bit to help it into its grave. Good on him!
Re: I've been helping friends (and businesses) upgrade from XP to ...
Re: In the UK?!
"Even a block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk has a hidden mic inside."
The NSA and GCHQ are listening to the inside of your colon as we speak.
Re: "an open source remake"
Is it OK to rip off Nintendo's art assets though?
Also, if he's not selling it anymore, how is he being ripped off?
Maybe this means they'll finally lower their prices! Right? Maybe?
Re: 16GB, really?
Hell, with USB 3.0 you could sit an external HDD on top of it and have as much storage as you like.
They've presumably ensured that these disposable satellites burn up completely before they hit the ground, right?
"I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it."
Then why didn't you bloody well sell it?!?
Re: he sort of reminds me of a polished Boris
Apologies for the down vote. I kept reading the comment and realised the "[sic]" was correct.
Three exclamation marks
"Multiple exclamation marks, are a sure sign of a diseased mind."
Re: "Dumb Parents"
...and what are the default settings? In the same way that forgetting to un-tick a tickbox should not be considered giving consent, neither should this.
Consumers should be allowed a little negligence. Companies should not.
Re: Is it?
In favour of what? Honest question.
Oh no, I'm not suggesting they shouldn't ask for money, but a huge add that covers most of the screen is never forgiveable, no matter who does it.
If the top third of my browser is taken up with the information I'm looking for, that's great. If it's taken up by a big banner by Wikipedia begging for more money, that's not so great.
Agreed. Providing that information is correct and isn't littered with corporate spam, of course.
A statistically significant improvement in a good-sized sample group won't help you if your memory is crap anyway. It might be a tiny bit less crap, but are you likely to notice?
"Sick people. 10 different studies can be done 10 different ways to prove or contradict this."
Unless it was a good scientific study, in which case you can believe the findings. I can't tell you if it was a good one without buying the paper.
"Someone wants to sell more coffee."
Not according to the author affiliations. Of course the research could have been funded by Nestle, but that should be made clear in the "Competing financial interests" bit.
Re: Suggested reply.
It does if you pronounce them both correctly.
That all happened in a pocket universe inside some guy's office anyway, so don't get too up yourself.
Re: Reality check
Bang on. I live in the UK, which is allegedly part of the first world, yet I don't even have double glazing. Why on Earth would I need an networked light switch, oven, fish tank, toilet brush etc???
No reported standard deviation though. I know of a few very prolific individuals who'll no doubt push the mean up.
I keep reading its name as JSON.
Re: I'll be opening...
An EM noise generator on a plane. What could possibly go wrong?
I hate paying taxes as much as the next man, but if people are going to use it as currency it needs to be legally established as such. That means it's taxable, as well as falling under all the other laws regarding money.
Re: "how laughably partisan gamers still are"
Quite true, although gamers seem to more frequently say things like "I hope [game X] doesn't come out on [platform I don't use]" for obvious reason beyond than spite. It may be because, other than the games that are exclusive to each platform, there really isn't much of a difference between them.
If you play your games on the PC (like me) you get rather used to this nonsense.
"Too much time spent texting, gaming and surfing the web can lead to a degeneration of the right side of the brain, affecting memory and attention span, the medics said."
Bollocks. Well maybe if we're talking about stupidly excessive use.
Spend all day on your phone, never doing anything active outside and not sleeping properly, and you'll probably start to see some negative effects on your health. Such negative effects will manifest in all sorts of ways, up to and including unwanted droopiness.
"What do they think will happen, some socialist system where all are paid equally?"
Perhaps they'll just be paid based on their seniority within the company, moderated by what the market usually pays for someone of their specialisation. Or is that too socialist for you?
"They made it clear that there are no changes to the overall compensation budget and that managers have to manage salaries within their budgets. How does anyone think this will happen without some kind of ranking going on, explicit or implicit."
That's true, there will be a sort of ranking that goes on in the managers head. He/she will reward his/her team based on their contribution to the team's goals. If everyone does well, they'll share it equally. Of course this means that teams working under different managers will have different rewards. All they have to do is have a system in place whereby action can be taken if they think they're being treated unfairly.
Re: Backups ?
So can you ever actually turn it into real money? The kind you can actually buy a pint with?
Just because you're using Bitcoins for "money laundering and illegal trade and tax dodging", doesn't mean you're exempt from the laws regarding "money laundering and illegal trade and tax dodging". Your local law enforcement agencies will pretty soon want a word with you.
I should feel sorry for the poor fools who've lost money in this, but mostly I feel they've got what they deserve for buying into a bloody stupid idea.
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