1817 posts • joined 11 May 2007
I'm in non way inconvenienced by the status quo
so I'm fine with it.
Re: Redmond roll their own Linux Distro.
Isn't that specifically why the license is like it is, so anyone can use it?
Re: Tell us why we should spend time learning your system
I thought the request was for you to tell them about your system?
Re: providing the world's population with the protein it needs to survive.
Meat isn't the most efficient way of utilising land to produce protein for humans. Even given the need to eat multiple vegetable protein sources in one meal to get a balance doesn't make meat more efficient.
There's no real reason a car needs leather as any part of it, other than the fact people like it.
Vegans aren't all mental. The production of cows milk is arguably much crueller than meat production.
Must be nightmare deciding who to deride the most, the freaky vegans or the mental e-car drivers...
re: In the 1990's, I used to have a 486 recording the audio output of VH-1 and VIVA....
... on a rolling loop just in case a decent song came on.
Well don't leave us hanging! Has one come on yet?
Taylor Swift withdrew her music from Spotify in protest against the freemium model.
Not really. She withdrew it because they didn't pay enough. Whether the money comes from Ads or Subscriptions is irrelevant. She didn't say "the moneys fine but I hate advertising".
Is the rest of the article equally sloppy?
Re: Post them a Linux CD
Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!
re: Only Apple knows how many Watches it has shipped so far and how many orders it has received.
How does this compare to other Apple product launches? Are we at the point where, if this was an iPhone launch, they'd be shouting about breaking sales records or do they never release sales figures this quickly?
Re: Win7 usage
People use Android on the Desktop?
always seem to have over zealous moderation.
Why so sensitive?
Re: Black rat snakes are good eats
Classic jake!! (Though I'm surprised they don't give excellent milk!)
Fuck it, I'm in a good mood. Have an upvote!!!
Re: Don't treat users like children
Yes, very good son. Go and show your mother, I'm busy.
Re: Having a stable and common infrastructure is exactly what leads to Windows XP and IE6 ...
...still being widely used for a long time after they should have been buried.
I disagree. There's plenty of Windows XP and IE6 installs that are nothing to do with a stable and common infrastructure. Laziness, penny pinching and a disregard for the value of IT (and the opinions of IT professionals) are much more common reasons.
I'd say that "a stable and common infrastructure" and "open standards for data formats and exchange" go very well together.
Re: because it has made services that were once secure and distributed insecure and centralised.
That's the opposite of what the article claims, principle 1: decentralisation combined with interconnectivity: there is no central database; every stakeholder (government department, business or even individual) has the freedom to choose its own system in its own time with the guiding principle being that all participating systems be able to work together
You can't both be right. Got any references to back up your "insecure and centralised" claim? The article doesn't have any....
Re: Best to ignore them
No, best to look at the evidence they present and make your conclusions based on that.
There was an excellent article about the moon landings in Fortean Times a couple of years ago. Someone who thought they were faked was given 5 or 6 pages to show photos and explain their reasoning. The next issue featured a load of letters explaining all the issues raised in the article and why they were invalid, destroying all of the fake landing arguments comprehensively. IMHO this is how it should be done. Everyone gives their evidence and arguments then you can decide for yourself.
Re: even in western mainstream education the "religious education" is there.
And rightly so. Religion is a massive part of human life and has been for thousands of years. To not educate children in religion because you're not religious is like not teaching them history because you're not from the past or not teaching them geography because they don't live on a mountain.
The problem here is that R.E. is supposed to teach you ABOUT religion, not preach religion at you. I'd be interested to see exactly what was taught in that lesson, did your daughter just love the story and the songs or was the teacher trying to convince her that Christianity is the one true faith?
Sounds like you'd add a bit of balance as a governor, but don't get carried away. Arguing from a position of knowledge is always better.
Re: But we don't revere his scripture
Really? So what's that wee fish with the word "Darwin" in it doing on the back of that car?
Re: GPS related
Oh, my bad. Further digging reveals:
Long and the short of it: Cortana does have to have the location services on. Some argue that as this is Windows phone that won't make any difference to battery consumption: "Disabling location services on the OS level doesn't really conserve power in a noticable way." Hmmm, surely it takes more power to check location than it does to not check location...
So sorry for doubting you!
Re: I want the ringer and email notification to turn off at night.
Well looks pretty straightforward, and certainly not GPS related: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/how-to/wp8/cortana/quiet-hours-and-cortana
Does this not work? What makes you think you need the GPS on to do this?
No, it's not. From a consumer perspective it makes sense. As an events scheduler and search front end there'll be enough hooks for Cortana to work on iOS. Besides, MS would want to keep a few things Windows only to give them an angle when it's time to upgrade your phone.
Their strategy with this and Office365 is to go cross platform. Given their market share that's eminently sensible.
Re: anomalous adoption spike
The Pi needs windows
like it needs any OS. Choice is good. Learning that there are different ways to do things is good. If you learn that some ways are better than others then so be it, but having the choice is important.
Besides, if all this proves is that Windows is bobbins what's your problem?
First quote was with respect to running the PI windows app on a pc, where the GPIO hardware doesn't exist. He's saying there's no emulator.
Google Tone temporarily stores a URL on Google’s servers
Why? It broadcasts a URL using sound.
It's compulsive with them. No matter how irrelevant to the job at hand they have to scrape our data.
The monkey victory dance was popular where I worked at the time. Fixed a bug? Monkey victory dance!!
re: URLs *ARE* part of the content.
Don't be obtuse. The network doesn't need to parse the content. The browser on the device parses the content and requests the ad. The mobile network blocks the ad networks IP address. No need to snoop on any content.
Re: good point Druck!
Carry on Musk! Apparently most tradesmen are dodgy so you do what you like!
Re: Or proper light guns..
Proper light guns need a CRT unfortunately. Best you'll get these days is some camera based fakery like the wii pointer (which actually works really well for light gun style shooters, but it's not "proper"!)
@King Jack I'm light heartedly pointing out how stupid this new law will be.
No you weren't. You were hilariously dissing those religious idiots that you know so much better than. Can't say I though it was funny (And I have a very good sense of humour!!), it just sounded like the usual intellectual intolerance directed toward the religious that you get on here all the time...
Are the 47 upvotes ironic? Difficult to tell isn't it....
Just let those who disagree with it opt out of it. Abdicate your rights if you really think the HRA is a bad idea.... But no, it's always someone else's human rights that are the problem.
Re: reintroduce fox hunting
Because it never stopped and someone might notice? You don't need terrier men on a drag hunt....
Re: this legislation is almost inevitably going to end up in abuse of power
You seem to have accidentally typed "almost" in the middle of that sentence...
Re: If so I'm all for it.
Right, so May's got the right idea in your opinion? The government should promote free speech by stopping free speech?
I guess someone got the government they deserved....
Re: Stupid article based on one Cloud customer storage preference
WAAAAH!!! SOMEONE WROTE SOMETHING NICE ABOUT M$!!!!!!!!
Re: Is it true that Klingon was based on Quechua?
Please refer to my previous post!
In addition, instant messages can be translated into ..... Klingon.
Grow the fuck up!
Re: DRM again........
Too much faff. I bought one BluRay disc, eventually managed to rip it and watch it with VLC and tbh even paused and up close it didn't look any better than a dvd to my old eyes. Won't be buying another one, I used to watch VHS videos so DVD is more than crisp enough for me....
Re: just too dange.
You kids with your cool lingo!!!
(That's one to use next time I skype the boy, convince him I'm down with da yoot!!)
When they were handing out empathy
I was in the queue for self righteousness getting seconds.
Browsers should be standards compliant!
Unless I disagree with the standard, obv....
re: it encourages proprietary protocols as companies.....
...build their own clients and hide data from the web.
And they should be stopped from doing this why exactly?
Re: Very interesting
I reckon 1936x1216 16bit grey level images at a rate of 128FPS is 602MB a second (if each pixel is a 16 bit value it's 1936 x 1216 x 2 x 128 = 602669056 bytes). How's that in terms of HD or SSD speed?
Re: I make that 2 months.
Right, so a big panic over nothing! We've still got ages.....
Re: He wears a hat indoors while playing his guitar.
Re: If it'll run Debian you can probably get other linux distros to run on it just fine.
Yeah, but can I wipe it and put PROPER windows on there?
Re: where is the gleeful headline and vindictive reporting?
You think "rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks" is an advert?
Re: I am clueless.
Upvoted for honesty!!