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" "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.
Re: What I don't understand
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.
Re: As one DNA strand...
<killjoy>Except the other strand is not a copy, but a reverse complement</killjoy>
If one strand is CAGTATCGAC, then the other is GTCGATACTG.
Re: Careful with your evolution mumbo jumbo.
"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 :)
Re: iTunes vouchers of course
Mostly yes. There are some exceptions, but yes all of your purchases should now be available without DRM
How does this fit in with their new-found love of OSS?
Surely, desktop software like this is prime for the OSS treatment.
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.
"its Momentus has come"
Short working day
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.
Increasing other people's premiums more like
I can see this as a way for insurance companies to penalise drivers who *don't* use the system.
Bytes or bases?
When you say 500GB, do you mean gigabytes or gigabases?
Sequencing data is usually reported in bases in the scientific community.
Let me get this right...
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
I don't get it
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.
When do we get to move in? What are the neighbours like?
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!
Not in the UK
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.
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.
And I think you to get back to bed...
It says it's 1.52 GMT. In the UK we're currently at GMT + 1 which makes it 2.52 or very nearly 3am!
What a pointless exercise!
Why are so many people keen to carve off their own part of the web?! It's a global phenomenon - it doesn't matter where a website URL is 'from'. As long as the site is relevant it could be on the moon for all I care!
FFS people need to get a grip and spend their time and effort on worthwhile things like the deficit. Not waste even more public money on vanity projects - yes the SNP, I'm looking at you. The sooner we get this indepence referendum out of the way the better and you can spend your time looking after the scots properly, for a change...
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