791 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Ease of use; close to the metal usually means close to impenetrable.
At least with Python a lot of the libraries are written in C and are heavily optimised.
Re: WIthout a lot more details of the testing process
Research published by a vendor, in a public journal, that shows the vendor's product is best? Be critical.
Research published by a vendor, in a press release, that shows the vendor's product is best? Be thoroughly skeptical.
Research published by a vendor, in a press release, that shows the vendor's product is best but doesn't describe the method used? Ignore it, as it probably came straight from the marketing department with no actually research being carried out.
Re: Good grief
OK but you're still paying the Apple premium on a (very nice) low spec. machine. My point was not that Macs are relatively expensive, everyone knows they are, it was that you can accept paying over the odds for a Mac since you have no choice, but there is no point in paying these prices for a PC.
If, however, you've got all huffy because I've implied that Macs are relatively expensive, then... well, I'm sorry if facts upset you.
I can understand paying those prices for an iMac, since you really have no choice if you're buying from Apple, but the PCs are rubbish. Build a tower in a stylish case or a mini unit that can be hidden away and buy a nice touch monitor. You'll either slash the price or get a hell of a lot more for your money.
So far this is the only Windows ultratabletbook I've seen that has me even remotely interested.
Re: So the big brother state has won
Dictatorship?!? Don't be ridiculous, that's one person! What we have is a bunch of unelected civil servants in lifetime jobs that make all the decisions and then persuade our elected leaders that it was really their idea all along. They're always very clever though; they make sure to push different ideas through different politicians, so that a right-wing idea is given to a right-wing politician and vice versa.
Re: "The board is seeking submissions from Brits"
Lovely though continental cheeses are, you wouldn't want to toast any of them. Melt, sure, but not toast.
Re: Import the ingredients
Or vaguely near almost any other city in the country, you plonker.
I was living in Sheffield for the last 6 years and had no problem getting good produce from perfectly normal shops.
"I am used to seeing real, actual meat on the spit."
OK, so you're not American then. I wonder where you are from since elephant's foots are ubiquitous; I've seen them in Paris FFS. Actually I quite like the way the German's eat donor meat: in a big bread roll or rolled up in a tortilla.
@Smallbrainfield: Yeah Sheffield has some very nice Turkish restaurants.
Context is everything, so where are you from AC?
E = yumc^2
If I don't see a horribly complex equation for the perfect cheese on toast in tomorrow's Telegraph or Daily Mail then it's not real science.
Not even "goat"? ...cos goat is quite tasty if curried right.
Yes of course you are. Indeed you should ask that question of everything you encounter in your day-to-day life.
I wouldn't want to mute, but being able to adjust the volume of dialogue, music and sound effects would be very useful indeed.
...being able to mute laughter tracks is a must though.
Re: Civilised war
How about a war of agreed balance? Yesterday we bombed one of your cities and in return you get to bomb one of ours of equal size and value.
I'm sure I've read or watched something where this was played out. Can't remember where though.
Re: the rustling of small leaves.
I think we need a few smaller standard units too.
I might go for one of those when I eventually get a modern TV.
Prince Charles isn't going to like this.
Re: The Wii U is dead
"The Wii U is dead" - Let's hope so.
"...to be followed soon by Nintendo" - Hopefully not. I'd rather they do a Sega and start making games for other platforms.
Oh Japan, you are a strange place.
...and this isn't even the half of it.
Scheduled to ship
Did anyone who had their order cancelled receive a "Scheduled to ship" email?
I got an email yesterday saying it would ship on the 1st May, i.e. the same day, but haven't heard anything since.
I don't mind waiting a bit longer, but I'd be very pissed off if it sits there for a while and then cancels itself.
Re: Split Screen Required
Have they said they're going to stop people playing split screen? Surely that's one of the main reasons for having a console.
Re: Always On?
You're with VM and you're not worried about always on?
Re: Test Results?
Never have I encountered such foul, mindless perversity. Have you considered a career in the church?
Signed, for all the good it will do.
TalkTalk was warned by the watchdog to consider use of the word "free" more carefully in its future ad campaigns, or else... not much.
Re: 'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
This may sound a bit conspiracy theory-ish, but if they were never considering the always online option wouldn't they release a statement saying just that? It would kill the bad PR dead.
"I mean for god sakes, they invaded Iraq over the fact they suspected they might have WMDs with no evidence."
No, that was just the excuse they gave. You'd be mad to invade a country that actually does have WMDs.
E: They're China's bitch, and China has no interest in getting dragged into a war and/or having a collapsed nation on their border when the North inevitably loses.
Re: Let's call it a draw...
I've never met him, but these two posts pretty much describe my assessment of him via the various media I've seen/heard/read his work.
What's wrong with a little enthusiastic baffoonary anyway?
Re: I think theres a bit more to it than risk free and saves money.
I wasn't suggesting that not putting new content on streaming services justified piracy. I was saying that it almost certainly increases it.
Re: I think theres a bit more to it than risk free and saves money.
"I would admit though since signing up for Netflix and Lovefilm the amount of movie piracy I do has taken a massive dive."
Then this is the way to go. New content on Netflix at release. If you have to wait, people will pirate it and will probably never pay for it (despite claiming otherwise).
Re: Presumably because it's risk-free and saves a ton of money
Regional licensing and pricing needs to die now.
Re: The customer defines value
JC_, you're right. We need some haggling here. Big content needs to accept that they're asking too much and need to come up with a better deal. Downloaders need to accept that they can't have everything their way.
If the likes of Netflix got all content as soon as it was new, I would not only be willing to pay, I would be willing to pay quite a bit more that £6 a month. But it doesn't because the producers don't feel they get enough from it, so I won't pay more because it's a crap deal.
Re: EA is criminal thief, takes money for nothing
Them guys ain't dumb.
Re: Cap? What Cap?
Lucky you. Mine just reported 2.2Mbps. Not too bad, but it's certainly been worse than that before.
Re: Vote with your wallets
I was never offered a specific speed of connection, besides it being "3G". So no, it probably isn't.
Re: I'm an EE customer
Me neither. I have, however, been getting a pretty lousy service with T-Mobile recently. Often when my phone claims to have a strong signal and is sending and receiving at H+ speed, it still takes an absolute age to download even the lightest website.
"let's outsource the work to someone almost on the other side of the world who'll do it for 75p/hour"
"We are disappointed that our customers have faced disruption to banking services"
"...and we expect them to try harder next time"
Re: Look, 2.3 million prisoners
That sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory to me.
...at least I hope it is.
Piano player, I ain't
I have a enough trouble using a Galaxy S2 with one hand. My thumb barely reaches the other side of the screen and often bumps the back button.
Unfortunate that the PadFone 2 is even bigger, otherwise it would be perfect solution. I'd like to have something the size of (or smaller than) a Nexus S, but powerful enough to drive the 10" tablet when plugged in.
I've considered Mint, but after that recent article on distros I think I'll go with openSUSE.
Yes. Next question..?
One doesn't need to be a fanboi to think you're wrong.
"Will it? What will you be developing?"
Scientific software. Linux development won't be the core of the role, but it'll be a good bit of experience nonetheless.
Oh good. I'm going to be developing in Linux in my new job, so the experience will be handy.
When I read that article I just new El Reg was going to have a go.
I'll admit they did labour the point a bit.
Re: Obligatory Hawk the Slayer reference
Hawk the Slayer's rubbish!
"Why am i yet to read about the Microsoft Illumiroom? Which imho is going to be a gamechanging feature?"
I had to Google that. I'm afraid I'm less than impressed.
I agree that it's going to be a game changer though. It'll change games that were otherwise enjoyable into silly light shows.