46 posts • joined 1 Nov 2009
Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?
Do you really think it's the GMA 950 chipset? I thought this was a tech site. Your Mac Mini is not supported because the processor is 32-bit. The OS, drivers, and applications are exclusively 64-bit now.
I agree that fair use could apply if Google were trying to create its own implementation of java. Instead, they have created a derived work that has nothing to do with interoperability, etc.
Quad copter death?
I have yet to see a quad copter with 2-foot long blades on it. The death was caused by a helicopter.
Wouldn't that have to be > 50%?
Or you could…
just chop off the owner's thumb.
Twitter's OAuth2 implementation is not vulnerable
The "security researcher" is simply describing how OAuth 2 works. If a native application is acting as the client, it is normal for its "consumer secret" to be embedded somewhere in the application. There is no expectation that the consumer secret is actually secret.
Re: AMD vs Intel
What keeps Intel prices in check today is the imminent switch over to ARM on the desktop. With tablets and servers, pressure is coming from both sides.
Apple have already shown they are capable of and willing to throw out an existing architecture when it is time to do so. With Windows 8 RT, Microsoft has their escape route too. It's only a matter of time.
Surely a name update for the console will be announced soon. "Xbox 180" sounds about right.
Re: It's not that hard to see the problem
The same will not happen to tablets. Hardware that is perfectly capable of running a new version of the OS will be disallowed or crippled. Eventually downloading a game that works with your back level OS will be a challenge.
"The open source outfit". I wonder what that is referring to
Re: Not one to defend Apple but....
It's worse than that. You entered your password to install a FREE application, NOT to make a purchase. Apple then caches your authentication for 15 minutes and applies it to a completely different action: spending $$$ (while installing nothing).
This means a lot, coming from the browser that hasn't rendered tables correctly for over 14 years.
Even Internet Explorer does *layout* better than Firefox. Here's another FF layout fail example:
customer: This entry-level iPad looks nice. How much to add another 16GB storage?
customer: And what about another 32GB on top of that?
apple: $100 more
customer: Suppos'n I want 64GB more after that?
apple: $100 more
Makes sense to me
This is why I visit The Reg!
In case I missed out on a viral video from 5 months back. Really? A story from August 2012?
Seems unlikely they could count to 8
Even the folks LibreOffice agree
Why else would they have posted an open letter to the city as a PDF? http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2012/11/16/open-letter-to-the-city-of-freiburg/
If they send him a free card, that would establish a precedence – Microsoft might find themselves on the hook for hundreds of free memory cards.
Was tis survey conducted by Fox News?
Or they can just keep charging $100 for a 20 year old calculator
Don't you mean "theirs". At least get it right the second time...
PS Vita was D.O.A.
I own a Vita (actually, my son), and it is a sorry excuse for a gaming device. Games are downloadable, like the iPad or other tablets, but instead of costing $1 to $5, they cost up to $40. Absurd! Proprietary flash storage costs $100 for 32GB!
At least with $40 UMD games, you could loan it to a friend or trade the game in when you're done playing it. And you can only play downloaded games on up to 2 Vitas (not that anyone would own that many), while iOS games can be played on every iPod, iPad and iPhone you own.
Digital to Analog?
"performs the digital-to-analogue conversion and feeds the audio into a stereo amp". The 1980s called, they want their RCA cables back.
FaceTime doesn't compete?
Let's see, I can either have a conversation with someone using FaceTime and my data allowance, or I can use AT&T's voice service and call that person directly. What's that, I can't use FaceTime? Looks like I'm forced to use my package minutes as an alternative...
FaceTime offers the identical service (voice). The fact that it has an additional feature (video, which you can turn off) doesn't change that fact.
The term "Metro"
... has been retired retroactively to March 2012
But does it measure…
…the radiation coming from the phone itself?
The top 4 of the green 500 list are occupied by derivatives of the Cell BE.
The fire marshall should love that
Preemptive is what we have today. Surely you mean cooperative?
Is it just me...
or does the Infinity Blade II capture look like the 3D is being rendered at 1024x768, and then resampled to 4x the resolution? If you look at edges that are nearly vertical/horizontal, it's strange that the "steps" along the edge always jump by 2 pixels at a time (modulo the blur from the resample).
"we recommend Guice"
Oh well, they just lost all credibility as far as I'm concerned.
As an AT&T iPhone 4 owner, I can confirm the deathgrip is real (I'm rarely affected, and I use no case). But, Apple have addressed the issue, which is why the Verizon iPhone 4 was designed with dual aerials. Unless you grip the phone simultaneously at the top and bottom, there's no way to attenuate both.
Why is the reg still harping about a design issue that was addressed nearly a year ago??
I wonder why these numbers are always shown as the current iOS phone is near its EOL.
How can anyone
... who contributed to guice, critique any other piece of software and expect to be taken seriously?
Hey, people like toasters, and they like ovens, maybe I should file a patent for something that is both a toaster and an oven.
This is about as creative as TiVo's patent for a dual-tuner DVR, upon which they successfully claimed infringement by Dishnetwork. [imagine Brian Regan recounting a patent-mining session] Uh, OK... people like DVRs. So, I have a patent idea… TWO, …TWO DVRs. Yeah, two – that's my patent.
Check your math
Buyers could have purchased the 3G until June 2009, or 21 months ago. They would still be under contract to use a phone with known security flaws.
Consumer Reports loses its remaining credibility
The Verizon iPhone was CLEARLY redesigned to address the flaws in the AT&T model. Instead of a single [gsm] antenna at the bottom of the phone, it has redundant antennas - one at the bottom, and another at the top. If you hold the phone normally, the second CDMA antenna at the top will not suffer from attenuation.
Apple and fanbois can keep denying the original antenna-gate, but the CDMA redesign is clear admission of guilt.
http://www.google.com/search?... is not the URL that gets sent as the referring page. Google sends you to an intermediate page, and it's that page which gets sent. That page doesn't need any information other that the URL to which you should be forwarded.
Google can and should fix this
When you click on a search result, the hyperlink first takes you to:
When that redirect page loads, it then takes you to your actual destination. There's no valid reason for that page, whose only purpose is to make sure the URL is safe before sending you on your way, to have information like your search query (the "q" param).
1% is huge
typical dropped-call rates are < 0.25%. 1% sounds like a small number, but this means the iPhone 4 is 5 times more likely to drop a call!
Typo? You meant 11 out of 11, surely
(or 1 out of 1?) Apparently you don't know how to reproduce the problem. I've reproduced the problem on every display iPhone I've picked up in both Apple stores in my area, and on 100% of friends' iPhones. Maybe you spend too much time with your friends and you've all developed calluses on your hands??
Duck tape for sealing ducts - Remind anyone of the movie "The In-laws"?
What could be dumber...
Really, support for HTML5 and GPU assisted graphics? Congratulations, your industry-leading browser will have caught up with the browser already on my iPhone.
Google patends divide and conquer
I'm pretty sure I learned about divide and conquer algorithms in college, 10 years before this patent was filed.
Nice FUD from the Reg
How retarded do you have to be to not even google "uninstall iTunes 9"? Obviously installing iTunes 8 shouldn't be allowed until you first uninstall iTunes 9. Duh?
Down-grading apps is trivial. Delete the app from your iPhone, restore the old version of the App in your iTunes folder using Time Machine, and re-sync your phone. Of course, if the developer changed the schema used for storing data in the apps data store, don't be suprised if the old version of the app is no longer able to work with the migrated database.
Changing the OS software on your iPhone should also be possible, but with even more potential risk due to user settings being migrated to new formats. Can't you use XCode to switch OS versions on your iPhone, iPod touch, etc. so that you can test your application for compatibility?
Really, a "plurality" of gas masks?
I guess you don't want to be too specific with a patent, and limit yourself to animals with just a pair of breasts.