Re: $649 (£420)
Yeah, it should probably have said "$649 (£649)".
496 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009
Yeah, it should probably have said "$649 (£649)".
I haven't been reading the Reg for the last five or ten years for the jokes. I come here for tech news. I know it probably makes me sound like a boring bastard, but there are plenty of websites with rubbish content already. Please don't turn the Register into another of those.
Maybe it's an empty, read only file system.
Seriously? What could look more like spam than an email from a dating site you've never heard of?
And what was the project called?
Being as they could improve security at the drop of a hat when something went wrong, I'd say they've demonstrated that the measures they had in place were inadequate at the time of the breech.
I absolutely hate using iTunes whenever I want to update the music/videos on my phone. There's no way I'd start paying a subscription fee for it as well.
It's the only software that gives me the chills to open.
"Least you feel too bad for Luckey, remember the lad is a 22-year-old billionaire who hangs out with Mark Zuckerberg."
Swings and roundabouts then, eh? :)
You don't have to play along, though.
I get the cheap eye tests from Boots and then buy the glasses online for £10 a pair. I can even see through them.
People are losing interest in printers anyway, as interest in hats grows.
From the article:
Glenn made a phone call to his mother in which he asked her to relay a request to tell his housemate in Honduras "to disconnect the black box with the blinking lights on top of the batteries."
I'm surprised nobody has suggested that the housemate might be the weakest link. He/she could have been influenced or employed by the authorities and Glenn just told them exactly where to look for the evidence that convicted him.
This could be very attractive to Sony, Nintendo, MS and maybe others by the time the next generation of consoles come out, around 2020-2022, as by then the tech will have settled and prices might not be too high. That's possibly wishful thinking, though.
In fact, it might provide a very clear differentiator for a new player to enter the market, such as Apple or Amazon, with a console that will have a noticable advantage over the PS4 and XBone. ie. Much better loading times.
"while they made the movie of landing on the moon"
Should read, "while they made the movie of landing on the moon, on the moon."
We just need to drag a comet into Mars orbit and drop chunks of ice down to the surface where we can produce our rocket fuel locally.
Good comment. There's even the benefit of reduced risk... something about eggs and baskets, you know.
Yeah, but sometimes it comes in handy.
Why not just go and pick the parcel up yourself? Maybe they could make the warehouse look a bit more presentable for members of the public and while you're there they could let you have a look round to see if there's anything else you fancy. They could provide a few staff that are able to take payment for these additional items. Hey, if they found people frequently bought a few things they could provide little trollies that customers could fill as they wandered around. A bit of parking outside would be neat too.
I think this might have a future.
How about those old people, eh?
I can only get 12Mbps where I live, but it's £7.50 per month including line rental, so it's hard to grumble.
I've been uploading RAW format photos to Flickr for years.
"We were unable to get through to the company's American offices, possibly because staff there are not allowed to even pick up the phone, for fear of accidentally confirming something."
It's also possible that you were calling well before anyone was at work.
It was probably one of those large screen, rear projection TVs. They looked a bit like Punch and Judy stands and were popular in the US around the turn of the millennium.
In the video games industry we have a metric called TTC that's applicable to any game with user generated content, but especially sensitive where that content is shared. It's used in discussion of how long it will take from a product going live to it being vandalised in a certain way.
TTC = Time To Cock
Would this be defeated by the pirates randomly adding, say, 0 to 3 frames to the end of each scene?
Oh yeah? Which one?
@Voland's right hand said "So what's next?"
How about not referring to people as 'fat beef'?
"There's one place we didn't look."
This sounds like SPeed. Don't let the bus drop below 50mph or it'll explode!
Meanwhile, if you accidentally leave your phone on the bus, will it stay unlocked due to the movement of the vehicle?
They wouldn't be exempt, but you get more chance to defend yourself from nuclear weapons that are coming from another planet. You don't have to build interceptors so much as just fire your own nukes at them and destroy them in space, for example.
Of course, you might have a nuclear war on Mars itself, but then Earth's ok, etc.
The Infinity availability checker just changed it;s estimate for when I can have it from December 2014 to March 2016. :-/
Maybe it should be a cluster of astroboffins.
I remember finding the data file that specified how the vehicles worked and mucking about with that in some hex editor or other. Making 900mph, indestructible taxis was fun.
That strikes me as an unnaturally slow speed to move your hand when interacting with a computer. Just typing this message I can see my hands move around the keyboard much quicker than that.
Must register .cola. Just think Coca Cola, Panda and Pepsi will all want to buy names on there and I'll be rich!
This just reminds me of some idiots I briefly lived with in 2000. They'd just realised you could buy domain names and were speculatively buying absolute shit like letsallgoshoppingtogether.co.uk in the misguided belief that someone would buy it off them later for vast sums.
Store the batteries in hyperspace and they can be as big as you like. It's not rocket science.
I wonder if a better strategy than spinning up the maximum number of instances would be to run them with much lower load, perhaps gradually increasing it over time. That way you may be more likely to slip under the radar and get more out of it before anyone notices.
That'll work well when everyone needs to go to work at the same time.
I suppose there's some amount of risk that the computer will go, "It's him" and the police officer will have a quick look and agree and then go and bother that person, whereas in the past they may have put more thought into whether the picture really matched. In other words, the computer identification may be treated as more reliable than it ought to, just on the grounds of it coming from a computer.
It's a bit of a stretch, though. I'd have thought that the advantage of a computer being able to present, say, a dozen potential matches quickly and let the police officer review those would be a good thing.
It turns out that they don't give a shit if they're called out on it later. They just say it's because "warning lights are flashing over the global economy." Apparently that means they're not responsible for the state of the country's finances, unlike the other lot who were in power when the global economy went tits up who were obviously responsible because reasons.
Have a go with Unity. It does feel a bit like overkill, but it also makes all the compatability stuff very easy. They've also been adding a lot more 2D specific features over the last year, so you'll probably find a weekend is enough to get everything set up, work through a few tutorials and have a playable 2D game running. One that you can export as a PC executable or for the web or to iPhone or Android, etc.
It might feel like overkill, but a day or two with it will let you know whether it's going to make game development on the PC fun for you again.
That's the money they're raising now, to be able to start looking into the planning of the mission.
They're going to need more like £500 million to complete the mission.
I'm not sure your comment makes sense. Services like 4OD manage to include advertising without having to have the concept of channels.
This bit from the tech specs concerned me...
Maximum altitude = 4500m
Maximum ascent speed = 5m/s
Maximum descent speed = 4m/s
Maximum battery life = approximately 18 minutes.
So if you start on the beach, send it up to 4500m and then tell it to come back the battery will run out when it gets to about 3800m altitude it'll be stuck up there!
Can you actually think of a finished city, besides maybe Detroit?
That depends on the current exchange rate. I think it's about 1.2 AUSWM to the GBF at the moment.
It's Melinda. Phil and Melinda Gates.
When people make flippant remarks about how it's already the future and we don't yet have flying cars, send them this photo.