I've just downloaded the iOS version. It looks excellent. I'll definitely be using this.
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Who wrote this rubbish?
"BBC Micro Model A of 15 years ago". The BBC model A was introduced in 1981. Clearly history (or simple arithmetic) is not the authors strong point.
"Micro:Bit’s two ARM Cortex MPUs are descended from the Risc chips of that old Acorn machine." Again complete inaccurate, as the BBC micro used the MOS 6502 processor. It was the later Archimedes that used the first ARM chips.
I don't dare read any further.
Re: Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
I very nearly downloaded Transmission for my Mac this weekend. The reason being that I've just bought a Pi 3 for my 7 year old and was downloading Raspberian. There's an option for downloading via bittorrent. Since the http download was going very slowly, I considered downloading Transmission and using that instead. In which case, I'd have ended up with this malware on my Mac.
There are other open source projects (Libreoffice springs to mind) that provide torrents for downloading, so there are certainly legitimate uses for installing Transmission.
So I hope that you're downvoted to the pits of hell, where you obviously belong.
Order a Spectrum by March for delivery by September. It's like 1982 all over again. At least this time Sinclair isn't claiming that this is '28 days'.
Re: Yes, that's pretty much it.
And then forgot to test the edge-case.
Re: We don't care
So have OS X and iOS. So what's your point?
Re: Why do people pay these people
The article is four and a half years old, so I guess that, back then, they couldn't have predicted Microsoft's rape and murder of Nokia. I'd imagine that it didn't occur to the analysts that Microsoft would just throw away such a potential advantage.
This is less about the analysts being muppets (though some certainly are), and more about Microsoft insane decisions which have destroyed chances in the mobile market.
It has been pointed out by a number of people elsewhere, that this payment story is a nice misdirection to divert people's attention away from the real issue which is that TOR isn't secure.
"The secure random keys and initialisation vectors generate information from the libc rand() function, and are seeded with the current system timestamp at the point of encryption. This information can be easily retrieved by looking at the file’s timestamp"
I guess that these muppets failed Crypto-101.
Re: A pedo's Dream...
Yes, and maybe Islamic State might use them for terrorist attacks too.
#sarcasm - in case that ain't bleedin' obvious.
Re: I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
I can hear it crawling in my ear tonight, oh Lord ;)
Really would prefer not to have that song as an ear-worm.
Re: Copper's last hurrah
I'm pretty sure that I heard that some time in the late 80's, or possibly early 90's.
Upvoted from my Linux desktop ;)
Re: I know the face...
I learned the miraculous hangover-curing properties from a Scottish colleague. If there's a bottle of fizzy orange-coloured gloop on my desk, then my fellow code-monkeys know that I've had a good night.
Re: Nothing new for Neil Young
If he thinks that streaming audio is "the worst quality in the history of broadcasting", then he's obviously forgotten all about AM radio.
And obviously we all need ultra-high fidelity to fully appreciate Mr Youngs guitar feedback and distortion </sarcasm>
Much as I love his music, I think he's totally off-base with this one.
That's the problem with Nadella. You have to run everything he says through the Corporate Bullshit to Plain English translator.
Apple is lowering prices for Apple. There's little chance that they'll lower prices for us.
According to the Financial Times (and they should know), these coins can be spent in Belgium, just not anywhere else in the Eurozone. Thought it's not expected that people will spend them, as they're primarily collectors items, hence the €6 price tag.
As Mr Newton once said, F=MA. So how much would the weight of those five adults impact the 0-60 time?
Also, whilst I'm happy to launch a vehicle at full thrust with just me onboard, I wouldn't want to do it when carrying my own ankle biter.
A 0-60 time of 3.2 is ONLY deeply impressive for a tin can on wheels ;)
Any reasonably sporty motorbike can equal or beat that. Though it would require an extremely good rider to launch a bike that quickly. I suspect that it would be a lot easier for the Tesla's driver.
Unless it uses interference patterns of light to create 3D images, then it isn't really holographic. I wonder if Microsoft could be censured for false advertising.
Though you don't have to use the hubs internal wifi. You can connect any wifi router you like to it.
The main reason that TV uses this spectrum is historical. TV's tend to be large, heavy and fixed in one place. So it would make sense for their content to be provided by cable, satellite or internet, and use the broadcast spectrum for mobile devices.
Of course, in practice this will be difficult to achieve, but it may happen eventually.
For desktop *nix, OS X is so far ahead that I've given up hoping that Linux will ever catch it.
Though for server *nix, OS X is a complete non-starter.
Much as I love Linux (and use it all day long at work), I still reluctantly pay the 'Apple Tax' and put up with the almost non-upgradable hardware for my home machines, just so that I can enjoy the best deskop OS.
Depends on how famous you are.
Re: My dad and my brother...
What about using something like the Suzuki GSX1250 (Bandit) engine in one? It's certainly not a mega-powerful race engine at under 100bhp, but is an absolute torque-monster with around 81 lbf·ft (108nm) at just 3,750rpm. I was once lent a Bandit 1250 and it's a cracking powerplant for road use.
Re: I have a...
My 2.7 diesel s-type Jag with an auto box reports an average of 35mpg. In contrast, my previous 2.0 manual diesel Mondeo would average 45mpg (and get up to 60mpg on motorways).
It sounds as if the EU testing needs some rethinking.
Re: Nvidea, did you also manage to explain
When they shot the moon-landing photos in a studio, not only did they forget about the stars, but they also brought in a huge fan to make the flag flutter.
That's the only possible explanation ;)
I can only imagine that these trolls are blessed with the similar good looks and intelligence as other, recently convicted, internet trolls such as John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley.
Re: Not playing fair
Send the Americans a cask of London Pride. That should help to even the odds somewhat. Though most of their team would be too young to drink it.
Re: "What will Apple reveal tomorrow"
I'm not convinced by this. Us 45-year olds have grown up with technology, from the Spectrums, BBCs, Ataris and Commodores of our youth, though the PC era to todays tablets and smartphones.
My 6-year old is pretty technically savvy (and can leave me in the dust at Super Mario), but there's no way that he could match my tech skills.
Re: I, personally, am not surprised
"Firefox is well-behaved these days regarding memory"
I came in to work this morning and found my (Linux) PC almost completely unresponsive.
top showed that Firefox was using 95% of the 12GB ram and, including swap space, a total of 17GB.
So about as well-behaved as a ravenous sabre-toothed tiger.
Bans don't work unless they're enforced, and I don't see a lot of that happening in London.
I was riding over the Brent Cross flyover this morning and passed a woman in a car who was holding her phone in front of her face and texting. When I hooted her, she put the phone down and gave me the finger. I was tempted to wait until the traffic stopped and then conduct a little experiment on whether a car wing mirror could stand up to the impact of a fist in a motorbike glove. Decided against it as there was another biker behind me and I didn't want to hold him up.
Yes, the picture is from 1983, the first monochrome Macs were launched in January 1984 and the colour Macintosh 2 in 1987.
At that point, I assumed that the author is clueless and didn't bother reading further.
So Microsoft is cutting jobs to focus on mobile and devices. And two thirds of the cuts are coming from former Nokia staff who probably have more expertise in mobile and devices than the rest of Microsoft put together. That's synergy, folks!
The new B+ board has ROUNDED CORNERS. And you know what that means, folks!
Regardless of the rights or wrongs of Uber, the London Taxi Drivers Association suing individual Uber drivers is a really nasty tactic.
Amazing photos. This is the kind of thing that we read the Reg for.
The Replay XD camera looks really good too. I'm looking for a motorbike helmet mounted camera, and this might be ideal to capture those near-misses caused by brain-dead drivers.
The ipad air already has a retina display and that's pretty thin. And with advances in display technology, it's bound to happen sooner or later.
Have you actually tried recruiting talented people recently? It's not easy. The place I work is really struggling to find good Java developers, even at £60K+, no long hours (and lots of tea breaks) and loads of benefits. It's almost impossible to find applicants, let along anyone who's any good (or has the potential to be good, with training and mentoring).
So from where I'm sitting, it really does look like there's a skills shortage. Otherwise I think that we'd be swamped with applications.
So they've got loads of luvverley money, but they can't actually touch it because they don't want to pay tax on it. I find this somewhat amusing.
Something is blocky in the state of Denmark.
Re: Watch for music - headphones?
This strikes me as a far more interesting topic of conversation than the latest churnings from the Apple rumour mill.
I used to defrost frozen mice in the microwave, when I had a snake. I can confirm that they don't need anywhere near 15 minutes before they explode. Trust me when I say that you don't want an exploded mouse in your microwave.
It's fashion. Eventually they'll start shrinking again, once tiny phones again become the next 'must have' for fashion victims.
A Troll Bridge
...founded in 2007 "to establish a bridge between patent developers and patent users."
Which naturally they live under.
I'm waiting for an enterprising accessory maker to devise a small Barbie-sized seat to go around the base, a la Cray.
Don't fry the Pi
The Pi-Cam is notoriously static sensitive, so don't go poking it with ungrounded mitts, or indeed other body parts, once it's epoxied in place.
Re: Just a News Operation
So no more Dr Who, or other drama shows from the Beeb? Bollox to that.
Re: Greed or stupidity?
You're asking us if a man who's made around 20 billion dollars from investments, is greedy or stupid? I'd advise you against a career setting Mastermind questions.