39 posts • joined Thursday 17th September 2009 16:13 GMT
Re: Can we PLEASE get to grips with this "Apple are expensive" line?
Yeah, I spent 15s on Dell, found their XPS 27 which is the logical equivalent, clicked on Select... and apparently "this machine is no longer available online, we just left it on the website for fun". So I guess it's much less likely to trouble my wallet...
Re: Must say it..
Tell it to the pasta, cos the sauce ain't listening.
Re: Each holding a single digit
Brilliant, thanks, that was my first thought... One *digit* per valve? Thanks for the clarification.
As a complete fanboi with a 15" rMBP...
...and almost all mod cons, I have to agree that this isn't a winner.
Dual core only, no discrete graphics, and there's only £100 between the 13" and the 15" with 256Gb of disc! That one needs to be at £1399 or so to make any sense.
RDP client is free from MS
"straight up RDP will do; Microsoft offers a client with its Office suite"
Actually it's a free download - no MS purchase reqd.
Re: Fair usage policy applies.
You, sir*, are living proof of the decline of civilisation.
* or madam, or wrapping for a conundrum.
Re: Simple tool to determine the quality of food
Paging the Audiophile conspiracy to the thread...
Oh come on, case insensitivity reduces the number of distinct symbols you have by 26. Assuming you're picking passwords from the 96 character printable ASCII set, you just need a password that is 37% longer. No biggie.
Re: Its a kernel bug
Heh. I have one where a combination of DTRACE and the jvm results in spiralling startup times for shortlived java process on Solaris 10u7. Any suitably complex systems can interact in unfathomably chaotic ways...
Unless they pay for VS, of course.
Microsoft is pushing amateur developers towards Metro only apps.
Re: iPad as secondary display
AirDisplay. Works nicely, although with apps with a bitmap interface (Ableton for example), it's clearly using a lossy compression algo where something like GIF would be compact and ideal. I like it. And obviously use it as a second monitor... For my 17".
Brilliant! So the horror of the bloody Windows XP ThinkPad X200 can be swapped for an 11.5" Air and my Z600 workstation can be swapped for a Mac Pro... Practically most of my work is done either in an e-mail client (Notes! Gone!) or a web browser or Eclipse (works fine on MacOS) or a shell (bye bye Cygwin) or a word processor (to be honest even OpenOffice is OK these days)... About the only thing I can see me really getting upset about is the lack of Visio.
You need to switch SafeSearch to GOATSE ONLY mode.
re GPUs - "maybe it can work for your workstation apps, too."
Great! Rather than pay $6000 a pop for trader spec workstations I'll get our quants to rewrite everything in OpenCL. I can see that taking a few years to pay off... Not to mention the fact that high-end workstation GPU cards will cost as much or more (Quadro 6000 pushing $3K a pop at the cheapest venues, I see).
Sometimes it's cheaper to buy iron than cut code.
Sulphuric nasty in my jacuzzi sounds more like it...
Is it beer o'clock yet?
Disagree. For a device which has largely replaced books etc for me, the noticeable pixellation on the iPad is quite annoying, especially as I have the iPhone 4 to compare. It's not about "more productive" it's about quality of experience.
If people buy numbers, how do you explain the near-total Apple dominance of the tablet market? I imagine there's an Android tablet that improves on it for pretty much every number...
I'm not fussed about training up the next set of programmers - the talented ones will auto assemble, the untalented ones can be bought in the 3rd world for 2p/kilo - but an understanding of code and how it works should be a mandatory part of the pre-GCSE syllabus, just at the
10 print "about time"
20 goto 10
level. At GCSE hopefully there'll be Raspberry Pi for everyone!
I suspect given the level of GCSE maths these days I'm being damned optimistic. Paging Frank Chalk to the thread... Syllabus rearrangement is to some degree a deck chairs/titanic affair. At least the Feng Shui of this arrangement is pleasing.
Icon: IT? bleh. Computer Science forever!
Assuming for the sake of argument...
...that Lewis can invalidate the opinion piece of his whole article in a single assumption, why does he bother? Expanding a bit upon the actual reportage would have been more interesting.
I'm a bit ambivalent about marmite AND nipples. Does this make a nonsense of existence?
Bit upset - I was hoping the Indy had fallen foul of "render a query argument as a title"-itis. This... not so innaresting.
No content, but...
<3 Lewis Page's defence coverage.
Based on the crop of stories - complete with subsubeditor taglines of excruciating excrebility - awaiting me after lunch, did you have your 1 December drinks today?
cased and slippy
Hmmm. I actually got a case due to the fact that the iPhone 4 slid off everything, landed face down and scratched the screen. I'm unsurprised by the headline, as my 3G managed two scratches of significance in 2Y and my 4 managed 10 in a month.
Anecdotal evidence may cause cancer.
More posts with classic New Order album subtitles please
Nostalgia for the 40+ demographic. Surely Movement / Lowlife / Technique could be shoehorned easily into a weeks subs. Nothing post-1988 though, if possible, it's all been downhill since then.
Someone get this kit to Robin Rimbaud - there's been a paucity of Scanner over the past few years...
All these dirty rings...
In my day, it was all Eye of Iapetus jokes round 'ere.
- A Concerned Clarke Fan
open to interpretation
"The real pity (perhaps) is that Java, because of its interpreted nature and therefore its high overhead compared to compiled languages..."
did we miss the last ten years of JIT compilation technology work? once you've been through a piece of code a couple of times and the JIT has been at it, it's not interpreted at all... java's reluctance to give you access to the low-level fiddly bits you need to implement efficient HPC code is the real problem.
is C++ comparable to FORTRAN these days? people were up to all sorts of template-unpleasantness to do efficient vector calculations last time i looked...
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