505 posts • joined Friday 10th July 2009 16:44 GMT
Re: "Tax" - really?
Sounds like you need to tune into Radio 4Extra, you can get all the broadcasts of The Navy Lark, Round The Horn and The Men From The Ministry you desire.,
Re: trust me, I'm a healthcare professional
Hang on, that says that *your* wishes are pre-eminent, not your next of kin. What's wrong with that?
Re: re:we have devices made of the best
Since the last G3 iMacs were phased out over 10 years ago, that shows some remarkable longevity.
Re: DAB Bashing
The Roberts DAB I have runs very happily for about 4 days of intensive listening on rechargable AAs, Personally I got DAB because I value the wider variety of stations - 6 Music and 4 Extra in particular. I also nipped down to Halfords and got one for the car.
Re: I'm getting uneasy
I left my wife's machine on 10.6.8 but I have to say this is the first upgrade since then that has made me tempted to upgrade it. 10.9 is a really nice OS and there really isn't much convergent UI going on.
Re: Ummm, this isn't new...
You made me check and yes you're right and I'm wrong.. I made the incorrect assumption that when I saw the Flash plugin running as a separate process in Activity Monitor it was sandboxed.
I'll leave the original post just so this thread makes sense.
Ummm, this isn't new...
The Flash plugin has indeed been in its own sandbox since Lion... as sort hinted at in the article. I'm confused as to why this is news now.
Re: He does have a point
"Your arguments, while seductive, are just plain wrong. It does not matter if J.K Rowling had it bad and now is a billionaire with copyright but would have just been sad without it "
Except that your original argument was that it didn't create wealth and only leachers benefited, so it does matter in that it destroys the credibility of your argument.
" It does not make the world a better place and hence it does not serve its function and hence should be withdrawn."
That's a bald assertion you make. For a world where authors and artists and composers are not payed by wealth patrons, but by people buying copies of their work, it clearly serves to help return money to the content creators. Is the system perfect? No. Are the ever-lengthening copyright periods detrimental yes. But you haven't yet proposed an alternative system for funding easily copyable creativity.
"The rent-seekers who profit from it, a handful of superstars and their heirs who profit, plenty of creative dupes who have no reasonable hope of profiting from it *ever*..."
... and of course all the small-time photographers who would see their work used, un-paid by the Daily Mail.
"There are very few 'inventions' that are very inventive and useful in the patent system. If there were, teams of us would be poring through patents looking for neat stuff. "
Which lots of people do. Again, is the patent system perfect? No it's become distorted and the quality of patent examination and awarding appears to be horrible. That doesn't mean that the entire patent system is without merit, just that the award of patents needs to be tightened up.
You might not like copyright and patents, but you've yet to make a sound case for them being abolished.
Re: He does have a point
> Patents and Copyrights do not create wealth. They destroy it. The only ones saying otherwise are the parasites who leach off the productivity of others.
Actually, there are really quite a lot of content creators rely on copyright to generate wealth for them, so clearly your assertion that "The only ones saying otherwise are the parasites who leach off the productivity of others" is clearly wrong.
Sorry if that spoils your clear and simple worldview.
Re: asking for trouble
You make an interesting and reasonable point, however one thing Valve has going for it, is a tremendous amount of experience (and real world stats) gathered from serving diverse Mac PC and Linux users via Steam. I would expect to see them handle this in the same was that PC games do, with the machines selecting variable video effects levels to give the best available rendering while maintaining frame rate.
Perhaps we'll see 'suggested' video settings by default, with the ability to tinker with video for the people who really want nice reflections at the expense of some stutter.
Re: Bad. Very bad.
Do you roll the mouse around on your knee and have the keyboard perched on the arm of the sofa?
Chessington Marketing Dept. Plays a Blinder
From an animal behaviour view this is just poppycock. Confusing an animal by wearing a leopard skin dress is about as likely as you or I mistaking a dog for human because it was wearing a hat.
What's happened here is the Chessington marketing department have opened a new safari adventure type thing and have looked for a way to drum up publicity.
They put this ban in place as a way of developing a novel press release angle and the BBC lapped it up, giving Chessington World of Adventure all the publicity they needed for their new attraction all over the main bulletins.
I would have thought the Reg would have been a bit more savvy. Oh well.
Re: Well, I suppose I should be the first fanboi to say...
I don't actually own an iPhone. I might buy one just to annoy you, though.
Well, I suppose I should be the first fanboi to say...
I downloaded it in about 20 minutes at 6:30pm in the UK. Shoved it on an iPad 2, which seems to be coping fine so far. No audio problems that I can see in either Garageband or music playback.
Not an unalloyed delight; the visual design will take some getting used to, but generally a quite useful update.
The thing about biometric data is 'once it's out there, it's out there'. Password database hacked? Change your password. Finger print out there in the wild? what are you going to do?
Biometrics shouldn't be used for trivial matters.
Where "So much" equals about 8%. Not insignificant, but not the total ownership some like to paint.
Re: re: Why would we have known about it?
In the 1979 election the Conservatives won 44% of the popular vote. I'm going to assume that a military coup would have been less popular than voting in a new government democratically.
Therefore, your "reliable" assertion that a coup would have had popular support is poppycock. You don't have to be a liberal-left kiddy to downvote a poor argument.
Worth watching the video just to see how uncomfortable Simon Sugar is in front of a camera.
Did he know?
Thanks for doing this - even if he didn't live to see it become official, do you know if he knew that he had been nominated?
> The gimmick is that the solar array is supposed to put more into the grid than Apple take out. That way they can claim they are powered by it.
That's not a gimmick. If their solar systems more than offsets the energy requirenments, that's a viable green energy strategy.
Not ideal, but: http://www.rcblogic.co.uk/p-2481-sonnet-echo-pro-pcie-thunderbolt-adapter-two-slots-full-length.aspx
Re: Yeah, but ...
For what values of "Useful"? iPads are certainly useful for content consumption and small scale content creation. So for Web, E-mail, book reading they are excellent and they are extremely handy for doing edits to documents. I probably wouldn't use them for primary document creation, but at a push you can.
The fact that my *builder* and his team use them to share design and project plans via Dropbox would suggest that its not just fanboys who find them useful.
Re: Over forties
I'm about to hit my 50s and I thought the Reboot worked excellently. There were a few times where Pine's Kirk directly channelled Shatner's in terms of mannerisms etc. Same with Bones and Spock. Not slavish impersonations, but referencing the core of the performances.
I thought the use of time-travel to switch timelines was a fun conceit to make the reboot universe the-same-but-different.
The best bit was watching all the old trekkers harrumphing about how the new film had forgotten the spirit of the original. Yes it was action-tastic. Yes it was fun. But yes, it was certainly Trek.
Re: More Suggestion than Paul McKenna
As an Apple user, I think that's an entirely fair point. However the discrepancy between the results for the MacBook Pro and the Retina model, suggests that there is more going on here, than simple user selection bias.
Also, I always thought that the Thinkpads tended to be the box of choice for the tech-savvy, so I'm surprised to see it down there.
The acid test
Would you be happy to pop up your credit card details on here - card holder's name, number and expiry date? It would certainly act as a powerful demonstration as to how there isn't a problem here.
Re: Now i hate apple....
Looks to me as if that quote has been mangled by Wired, or there is something missing:
“If a user turns Siri off, both identifiers are deleted immediately along with any associated data. " doesn't make sense in context because only one identifier is ever mentioned in the article.
My guess is that the spokesdroid originally said: “If a user turns Siri off, both identifiers and data are deleted immediately along with any associated data. "
I also guess that he meant that any data associated with the ID is deleted, because - as you point out - you can't delete data no longer associated with it.
I have to say that if the data truly *is* dissociated from the ID after 6 months, but kept for 2 years to improve the service, it seems harmless and reasonable.
Yes, came here to say just this. I looked a the headline figures and thought "blimey that growth rate looks pretty healthy". The downgrade is due to struggling Windows 8, tablet and phone strategy however. so I suppose Goldman's point is that this is the high water mark.
I guess the CFO is looking at the current sales figures, and going >gulp<
Re: And the Windows Phone version
Oh god, all the comments on the BBC blogs are from the people with WinPho who want support.
Downloading was a late addition after streaming on the mobile platforms.
> THEY will need to fit smart sockets in every part of the home,
... unless they just provide adaptors that you place into the socket used by the washing machine/fridge.
Re: @JetSetJim Alternative
I think the idea is that the data is also used to feed a swanky digital display that you can pop in your house somewhere - so you instantaneously see the load when you pop a kettle on, or start the tumble drier. It's a fairly well tested theory that if people become aware of their power consumption they tend to reduce it.
I bet you have unmetered water and leave your taps running all day too - just to show 'em.
Basically they want you paying attention during take off and landing
Not playing angry birds while safety announcements are being made or during the most dangerous parts of the flight
Bloody tax pays alliance.
Never at a loss for a cheap soundbite.
So the question in my mind is - at the time that the system was originally commissioned (2005) did the systems these other forces use already exist in a workable form. If so, yes Surrey deserves a drubbing. If they didn't exist and if Surrey got reasonable use from its inhouse system (years in development, but how many years? Have they been using it since 2007 and spending on improvements since then?) I have sympathy for them.
Would an FOI request get you that report?
So when Dropbox first launched, they explained that they would hold all the encryption keys protecting your data to make the service simple. This also gives them the ability to see your data, or course. I'm sure they said they would look into giving users the ability to set up their own keys.
That would be my prerequisite for using Dropbox with company confidential files.
... And no, I don't want to have to bother encrypting files before uploading them.
Until about a year ago...
I was happily running Office v.X which must have been over 10 years old. It was absolutely fine, apart from the inability to digest docx files. Only upgraded to 2011 because my firm had a deal for buying for home use for minimal cost.
Using an unsupported option should hold few fears.
"We've reniced the dedupe process"
I have an iPad which I love...
... however I'm very concerned by the large number of posts that seem to pop up on iPad forums which effectively say "Hi, I'm a teacher and our school has purchased a lot of iPads. Has anyone got any suggestions for good educational software we can run on them?".
And when I say 'concerned' I mean angry.
Just a couple of things to add to Dominic's article.
Apparently there is a version of Scratch under development for the iPad, I'd also recommend looking up Codea, which is a very nice fully featured dev environment based on Lua which lets you write apps that run on your iPad.
Finally for old skool guys like me, there's a really very nice Basic interpreter called "Basic!" that sells for a couple of quid and is really nice to play with.
Poor old Stephen...
.... You'd think he'd been on the Internet long enough to know that the first rule is "Don't feed the trolls", or "Don't feed the person after page impressions"... as the case may be.
Re: @cornz 1 (was: Sheeple are sheeple.)
OK, I'll bite. What OS/firmware *is* your phone running?
Re: As daft as the test on Myth Busters
> I do use a hands free kit in the car, and you know what, just the same as when I have a passenger I can say "Give me a sec" and ignore the call completely.
I'm really not sure it is *quite* the same. Yesterday, I was waiting to turn right down a sidestreet and a car in a queue was overlapping the box junction, so I couldn't complete the turn. I was facing him, looking straight into his face asking him to back up a couple of feet. He was completely oblivious on the hands free talking in animated fashion. After about 30 seconds I ended up tooting him, and which point he startled back into the real world and backed up.
People on hands free do *not* seem to behave the same way as people with a passenger in the car, perhaps because passengers have at least some awareness of what's going on and tend to shut up without being asked, or when the driver suddenly stops talking realises why and again curtails the conversation.
You're a natural exception, I'm sure but hands free seems possitively dangerous in many situations for a large percentage of drivers.
Updates also for Lion, and ... surprisingly, Snow Leopard
Nice to see Cupertino giving some love to users who are still on 10.6.x - I honestly thought our days of updates were done.
Re: Is this a bit strange
Well, except that Apple has never been shown to be using an effective monopoly on desktop operating systems to kill off competing Web browser companies, by pressuring computer manufacturers not to ship alternative browsers.
Other than that, it's completely analogous.
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