Re: I am hoping for a stupid TV to become available.
Err, just don't plug it onto the interwebs? It'll be as dumb as you like.
100 posts • joined 22 Nov 2009
Err, just don't plug it onto the interwebs? It'll be as dumb as you like.
Scotrail already have free wifi on all/most of their journeys. It works pretty well given the usual caveats of shared bandwidth and slow speeds.
Poor reporting el Reg or does Scotland not count as UK anymore.
"And all because the mobile networks are so poor along the train lines that using the internet on a train is like taking a Morris Minor to the Alps."
It will make no difference. Where do you think the trains get their wifi from? Yup, that's right, the mobile networks. So, if there's no 3G available then wifi will not work either.
Why is it so hard for media outlets to link to the actual scientific article rather than just the home page? Are they intentionally wasting people's time? I expect better from you El reg.
Here's the proper link to the 'science bit':
If the feds do find anything incriminating on a smartphone, will the owner be burned as witch? Or borrow one of those guillotines that were all the rage in France in 1789...
" with almost perfect compatibility with Microsoft Office."
ha ha ha ha! oh my aching sides. You've never had to try and get impress presentations working in PowerPoint, have you? They look terrible, line wrapping fails and forget any animations. I've spent almost as long fixing presentations as my children have spent making them.
I desperately tried to make open/neo/libre office work seamlessly with my work colleagues and at home, but there are just too many incompatibilities.
in my experience it's only good for reading Office documents not writing them. Forget about collaborative working.
Although, I wouldn't have known who that Facebook exec was without reading this article first.
Given that <1% of respondents got 12 right, I'd say the quiz was pitched at the right level and yes El Reg you're being harsh :)
Given the BBC has to explain what IP addresses are regarding the latest anti-terror bill tells you everything about general internet knowledge.
No mention of which licence they'll use?
That'll indicate how trustworthy this endeavour is. GPL, no problem. Some non-OSI approved licence with royalty-free clauses, run away.
" None of Lync's features will go"
I was hoping it's feature of crashing every 5min on my Mac would be fixed. Oh well shall stick with Adium.
Patches only for mountain lion and mavericks: looks like Lion is now end-of-life. Time to upgrade, I guess <sigh>
Ha ha! That's a very interesting attitude you've got there. It's not Microsoft's fault for producing buggy, data-eating code, but the user's for being stupid enough to use the software that he paid good money for. <sarcasm>"Oh thank you, Microsoft, for letting me give you money and then corrupting my hard drive."</sarcasm> #fail
In actual fact DOS 6.0 was a serious problem for Microsoft. They had to release two/three updates pretty quickly in order to fix the doublespace bug (6.2) and changing the code to avoid infringing a 3rd party's (stacker, was it?) patent (first by removing doublespace in 6.21 and then reimplementing it in 6.22).
DOS 6.2 was a great OS (for the time) and was the last piece of software that I paid Microsoft full price for. I bought a 'discounted' copy of Win98 in Malaysia and more recently an OEM version of XP (for use by my wife in a Linux VM) on ebay for ~£12.
" "Parents need to be confident that their children are not exposed to adult content when out and about in public places," Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson, said."
This is such a middle class 'problem' - just don't give your spoilt brats iphones. Problem. Solved.
You're speaking a foreign language there!
It's because it comes 'free' with office365 installations. Like my work has.
it's a pile of crap and adding bloat to it with skype is not going to make it better. Why does everything have to be integrated with everything else?
er... at best you're only going to see the same no. of pixels, only larger. At worst you'll see fewer, larger pixels.
TVs are limited to 1920x1080. lots of monitors have a higher resolution.
It's like having meetings at noon. I can't remember the number of times I've had invites to meetings starting at 12am
iPad 1 not getting iOS 6 - effectively EOL'd
Now, new mini iPad in the offing.
Coincidence? I don't think so...
<killjoy>Except the other strand is not a copy, but a reverse complement</killjoy>
If one strand is CAGTATCGAC, then the other is GTCGATACTG.
"Actually, we evolved from great apes. Monkeys have tails. That should help you in the future"
You're both wrong.
We didn't evolve from apes or monkeys. We evolved from a more recent common ancestor to the apes than we did the monkeys, thus we're more similar to modern apes than modern monkeys. What those common ancestors were we don't really know as they only existed ~5 million years ago .
I also happily use a 2011 13" Air as my main office 'desktop' computer. I never bought the ethernet to usb adapter thinking I could get one if I needed it. 10 months down the line and I've still not got one.
Connected to a 30" 2560x1600 monitor makes it the perfect workhorse for enterprise with the additional bonus of great protability (weight and battery life).
It isn't used exclusively for 'office' tasks but for the analysis of scientific 'big data' in academia. Having access to a 500 core HPC cluster an ssh command away does help, though :)
Mostly yes. There are some exceptions, but yes all of your purchases should now be available without DRM
Surely, desktop software like this is prime for the OSS treatment.
the link to the Dell ARM microserver links to www.com
Nah, it's to do with tellies.
Once LCD TVs took off the TV aspect ratio and resolutions became mass produced and cheap. Hence why many LCD monitors are 768p or 1080p - 1920x1200 or 1440x900 are non-standard and more expensive - thus are limited to 'high-end' machines...
surely, the atom is more comparable to an Arm. Low cost, low power, no fan and small. ok it doesn't have USB 3 or thunderbolt, but who needs it in this line of product.
Doesn't work for me either
I don't know about you but my working day is certainly longer than 5.5 hours, especially if I'm travelling. Added to the really poor screen resolution for a machine at this price, this is *not* a real business laptop.
A 13" Air is far superior in performance, usability and longevity. AND it is cheaper! An extra USB port would be handy and carrying about adaptors is a bit of a drag, but these are minor issues.
What's more important not needing a display adaptor or having laptop that is still working after 6hrs+? The Air is a *proper* business laptop.
It's called open science and is happening more and more. In fact NIH require that all data are released immediately.
The disk space requirements are much more that just for ACGTN as each base has quality information detailing how reliably that base was 'read'.
However the 'fastq' format is very space inefficient and is partly to blame for global sequencing data to grow faster than Moore's law.
When you say 500GB, do you mean gigabytes or gigabases?
Sequencing data is usually reported in bases in the scientific community.
I can see this as a way for insurance companies to penalise drivers who *don't* use the system.
MS are saying they will put the same NT kernel that was in XP. Is that right?
Remember Windows XP? It's the OS that was so full of holes that MS spent the best part of 10 years trying to fix it and then replaced it. TEN YEARS!
And now they are wanting to unleash it onto a market where anti-virus is unheard of, unsecured networks are commonplace and scams are a daily problem.
MS are imploding under their own stupidity... EPIC FAIL
What on earth is this article comparing Linux to?
The only other OS specifically mentioned is windows. There's no effing way that that is better than Linux at handling big data.
"If we could just get an ISP that delivers a decent phone line and broadband connection at a reasonable (doesn't have to be the cheapest, somewhere between TalkTalk and Virgin Media would be fine) price, that doesn't tie you in to a contract but instead pledges to keep your custom/loyalty with a decent service and good customer service, I do believe they would clean up"
One word: plusnet
I've been with them for ~2 years with no major problems; broadband + phone. Good value and good customer service.
My exchange has had FTTC since the summer, but I can't get it :(
Some people on the same *street* are enabled.
Not quite.'putain' is much stronger than 'bloody'; it's much nearer to fuck or shit. There's no way you'd see anyone on prime time tv use that word unlike 'bloody' over here.
When do we get to move in? What are the neighbours like?
Surely they've missed a trick there. What with Airs not having Firewire and the high CPU load of USB, that's a glaring omission. FAIL!
It's always the same.
They believe the numbers when it shows them in a good light, but point to flaws when they don't.
"Selective breeding != Genetic Modification"
Sure it does. What on earth do you think controls the trait that you want in your crop? That's right, genetics. So, by selectively breeding for juicier tomatoes you're mutating the genome.
There's no such thing as 'natural' beef, corn, etc!
You'd think for that amount of money you'd get something like an iCore. The engadget review shows a less than smooth user experience :/
That's nothing to do with the SSD; it's only windows being crap!
Strangely, here in the UK, the dept store John Lewis automatically gives you 2 years warranty on all electrical goods. Including Macs.
Plus the sale of goods act, puts no time limit on when you can return faulty goods.
There doesn't seem to be an issue here.
I'm surprised. We got one as a present last Xmas and we use it everyday.
My, self-affirmed technophobe, wife reads emails and surfs the Internet, and the kids play games.
I wouldn't have got one beforehand, but now I'm considering getting an iPad3 when it come out.
Who on earth are the ConDems trying to persuade to come here? More city and management wankers? Cos that's what they're going to get.
Knowledge based economy, my arse!
This is 300 quid more than an Air and people complain about Macs being expensive!
THere's no way this laptop is worth the money.
Christ! You'd only be able to hold it 5min before your arm gets knackered.
I guess that's what 'staff' are for...
I'd change banks if IBANs are important to you. I know for a fact that first direct and RBS both print the IBAN number on your statements by default.
Also, last time I made an international payment (a couple of years ago now) it cost £14.
You're definitely with the wrong bank.
"between a loss of $200 million and a profit of $250 million"
Can they really not pin it down to a smaller window than $450m?
Must do better...