...and it's ultimately the consumer that suffers. As always.
877 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Unexpected item in channel area
Free? Don't you believe it!
Remember that "free" network upgrade? I fully expect all of our bills to go up very soon to pay for this.
Re: Off Switch ????
Not if you want to keep playing the xBox. No Eye of Sauron connected, no playing your games.
"Happy holidays to ya!"
Re: what are you planning on shoving down a pipe bigger than 10Mbps
"Would you expect all the people in a shared house to use only one car, or phone, or bed..."
Yes. Yes. Well maybe 150 years ago.
The one car question depends on where you live, but 20 years ago most people I knew only had one phone.
Re: If you want the benefits of city living...
"Can you show me the person holding a gun to your head forcing you to be a farmer?"
There may not be one now, but when all the farmers give up and go to the city to... be unemployed I suppose... then there'll probably be one or two gun wielding persons who want to know where all the food has gone.
Re: not quite
You know we've had this thing called "money" for a while and have built up quite a lot of legislature regarding how it may be acquired, traded and used. Just because some folks think the world started with the internet, does not make it so.
Re: and a word in support of oneliner ifs
When I were a lad we'd get the cane for writing "goto" on anything.
Re: @Robert Long 1
Code style, shmode style. I vote "grokked" or "grok" or whatever be banned for ever.
Worst. Insult. Ever.
So if you're a fanboi, you're a Republican? Ouch.
I've seen "what colour is the text?"*, or "what is this a picture of?". Ridiculously easy for a human. Not impossible for a computer, but difficult if you change the image and wording of the question each time.
*That one might catch a colour-blind person, of course.
Re: @ ElReg!comments!Pierre - We stand to have access restricted to 3D by spooked bureaucrats.
Speaking as a chemist, Cronin may have been pushing his ideas a bit far. Essentially what that paper is about is building tiny reactors with reagents inside, i.e. "lab on a chip" technology. Now that's pretty cool, but it's no where near (or even moving vaguely towards) playing around with DNA or actually printing a drug.
As for "tailoring drugs to your DNA", we have enough trouble tailoring drugs to particular proteins.
@AC: How are you connecting to your VM modem now? When we moved and got a silly super hub I stuck with it for a while, until I got fed up. I then set it to modem only mode and connected to the same old router I used at our old flat. I generally get the 30Mb connection I pay for now.
The brute force approach
Visit 100 people a week and ask them "Are you the enemy?". If they say yes, shoot them.
Now, if only they could increase the number of "Are you the enemy?" checks a week, then this would be an excellent methodology.
Re: Guy Fawkes too
Guy Fawkes? That Catholic, Spanish-loving, nutter???
I don't think so!
Re: being off grid
Great if you can do that. Not really practical for everybody though.
Re: Has this been tried on real people? @Tony W
"Government don't understand the mechanism of supply and demand. The Oxbridge educated fools think that if price increases, demand goes down, because (hopefully) the undeserving middle classes all use a bit less."
It's not just the politicians. The morons that run our railways think it works like that too.
"a planetoid the size of Pluto"
No, actually this news story comes from a press release that describes one idea that they do have, based on the evidence that they've gathered. Finding evidence and coming up with theories that explain the evidence and allow you to make predictions is called science. If you don't like it, I suggest you consult your nearest homoeopathist, who'll no doubt help you through the trauma.
Re: It the Shuttle was still operative...
Were Shuttle launches much more frequent then the Soyuz ones?
Re: Mature market.
"There's no more upgrading, because the technology reached the point of 'good enough' around the Core 2 Duo - ancient chip now, but still quite capable not just of office work but playing games too."
While the console market remained static, true. As they move up the next generation though, PCs will likely be more taxed. Top gaming PCs will remain unfazed, but mid/low end systems won't be able to cut it.
Re: Curvy screen... why?
So there must be an LG marketing bod snooping around here. Who else would down vote Dazed & Confused
This is Europe, where the history comes from. You can't dig a hole in this continent without discovering something.
It's a bloody nightmare for gardeners.
Re: Leonardo, you WERE right on the money!
...and significantly lighter than the materials of his day would allow.
Re: There are many LED matrices
I'm with Larry F54. If there are any online retailers out there wondering why I went through the process of registering, only to abandon my shopping basket and never come back, it's because their silly P&P charges were only disclosed at the checkout.
Both are just names for scientists.
Re: I hate pizza
In as far as it is possible to say encountering a disembodied name on the internet is meeting someone, you are the first person I've ever met who doesn't like pizza. I didn't think it was even possible. I suppose some people just don't like the taste of delicious.
Judging from the responses of my peers, I take it the usual call for "pictures or it didn't happen" is not required. Indeed, it sounds like "no pictures so it didn't happen" is more appropriate.
Re: Mein Kampf is many things...
This is one of those things that I feel I should experience, but I really can't be bothered to spend any money or time on it when I fully expect to hate it.
...rather like finally trying a Hershey's bar.
Re: I remember seeing an documentary a while back
Running wartime research like a free-market didn't help either. Lots of competing research groups with no central committee for approving projects and allocating resources? Silly buggers.
"Without wishing to sound in any way wacky"
I'm afraid that ship has sailed.
@Daniel B. Kim Jong-un admiring the Third Reich makes about as much sense as Dutch neo-Nazis, yet they exist. Besides, I've met people from the far East that don't know an awful lot about the Nazi's part in World War 2 since, to them, the main antagonist was Japan.
Re: Had some trouble parsing that sentence...
Branching into politics now Eadon? Good to see you're sticking to the tone you use for comments about Microsoft; how else would we know it was you?
Re: no way
I'm not above the effort of turning one free thing into £300.
Re: no way
"Even if they offered it to me for free..."
Who says this and actually means it?
Re: Walled Garden anyone?
Indeed. Surely the fact that old Mac Pros could take standard (albeit flashed) parts meant you could keep it going for much longer than your average Mac. With this, Apple has done away with that profit-denting customer behavior.
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.