222 posts • joined Friday 18th December 2009 07:43 GMT
"Android runs Java applications on a JVM called Dalvik"
No it doesn't. It runs Android applications on a VM called Dalvik. The language is quite similar to Java, but it isn't Java, and Dalvik isn't a JVM.
"having to rely on an entire frontend written in Java"
No matter how much you want it to be Java, it never will be. The front end is quite likely written in C/C++, and the Dalvik VM runs Dalvik bytecode, which is often compiled from a Java-like language.
Nothing on Android runs Java.
Re: Artificial scarcity
You have to ask the studios for that answer.
If Netflix could, they would make available every show and movie known to man to every subscriber on the planet, but the studios won't let them.
So replace most instances of "Netflix" with "the studios" in your rant, and it's probably correct.
Typo in the article
I wonder if Paul Smith is using a Norwegian keyboard layout...
"Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s expected departure in this year’s Christmas Special will mean heÆll fall just short of Tenth Doctor David Tennant’s tenure, (...)"
The Æ and ' is next to each other on the Norwegian standard keyboard layout.
It is superior to all other layouts, so I can't blame him ;)
Re: Bring in the Butcher
Downvoted for using the word "synergies". No human ever uses that word.
Re: Old who
Perhaps they should broadcast *EVERY* episode.
I think I remember reading somewhere that a few of the earlier episodes are actually lost.
My interpretation of the photos, combined with what I've read other places, the metal thing underneath the watch is a safety device to keep journalists and others from nicking them from the stand.
It should (in theory) be a bit slimmer than the photos show.
And we are talking "top of the line" from HTC and Samsung that got abandoned, not landfill units.
You may be right about HTC, but the Galaxy S2 and S3 are still getting updates.
I'm guessing Tasker. It's what I use, atleast.
I wish we would grant him asylum
... but as a Norwegian, I doubt our ministry of foreign affairs have the balls to go against their American overlords.
10,000 km service intervals on a modern car? wtf are you driving? mine has 30,000km or every two years, and I believe that is fairly typical. Also, the usual average speed is closer to 50 km/h than 100, so by that math, mine needs as service after around 600 hours of driving.
Re: Codec patents
What's the difference between a patent on a physical process and one on a software process, other than the medium?
A physical process requires the invention of physical devices to solve a physical problem.
A software process is solved using math.
Re: Remember citizens
So far this year, more toddlers have killed people than terrorists have.
The Government should ban toddlers!
Re: Competition on Desktop
"Google on the other hand, (...), are not after your wallet they are after your soul.."
I don't believe I have a soul :)
Re: When will we able to define *which* WiFi connection to download apps over
Atleast on Jelly Bean you can tag WiFi connections as being a mobile hotspot, which will make Android treat it as a mobile connection, and not a regular WiFi connection.
Settings -> Data usage -> (options key) -> WiFi zones for mobile
(Translated from my native language, so sorry if the option names are wrong)
MS gift standards to the world (OOXML)
Oh wait, you're serious.
OOXML was a rushed job to stop OpenOffice getting a foothold in the public sector, and they even had to fill the standards committee with their own "partners" in order to force it through.
On the part of it being a "standard", not even Microsoft's own software follows the spec.
Re: EU competition chief & Google..... cosy as FINANCIAL REGULATORS & BIG BANKS...?
The uppercase was for emphasis to ease speed reading.
I'm not the AC you replied to, but if that was your intention, you failed.
Re: Not just sharks
To quote The Science of Discworld
"It may not be politically correct to say so, but most primitive humans did as much environmental damage as their puny technology would allow. When humans came to the Americas from Siberia, by way of Alaska, they slaughtered their way right down to the tip of South America in a few tens of thousands of years, wiping out dozens of species – giant tree sloths and mastodons (ancient elephants, like mammoths but different), for example. The Anasazi Indians in the southern part of today’s USA cut down forests to build their cliff dwellings, creating some of the most arid areas of the United States. The Maoris killed off the moas. Modern humans may be even more destructive, but there are more of us and technology can amplify our actions. Nevertheless, by the time humans were able to articulate the term ‘natural environment’, there wasn’t one. We had changed the face of continents, in ways big and small."
Re: Java applets
Atleast it wasn't ActiveX :P
You're asking users to stop and think; that right there will stymie most people. Have you never done technical support before?
I have, and you're right. I try to forget that fact :)
What's so difficult about pasting the public dropbox link for the file in an email and send it?
Re: @Rampant Spaniel: Rights
the law simply prohibits the jury in a criminal proceeding from making this obvious inference
Yes, but this isn't a criminal proceeding.
"Nothing to hide, nothing to fear"
I want to set up 24h surveillance in this guys living room. I don't see why he should protest, as long as he has nothing to hide.
Re: Finally a use for QR codes
My guess is that the program required to generate and display a QR code is quite a lot more complex than the ThinFilm circuits can handle
Re: And just how much is the Oracle RDBMS going to cost?
It seems like we have our very own Oracle employee on this forum
Re: Doesn't need to hand it over
Skype stopped being proper decentralized p2p after Microsoft bought them, so it's not improbable that a central supernode can alter the routing of your calls to go through a central server to facilitate wiretapping.
it's worth remembering that a replacement case was promised, and demonstrated, for the Galaxy S3 but never materialised - we asked Samsung if the S3 case will ever be available, but the company isn't saying.
Samsung did make one, but for Verizon only, iirc. There is also a bunch of third party ones available on ebay, Amazon and other places. The third party ones are usually Qi compatible.
Reliability might be a factor
Once upon a time, Acer actually made good, reliable laptops with good performance for a reasonable sum of money.
These days, they seemed to have changed that strategy to making the cheapest possible kit, no matter how many corners they had to cut to do it.
I might consider them again some time in the future, if they start making laptops that doesn't fail with the black screen of death as soon as you sneeze too close to them.
These days I'd go for Asus or a Thinkpad instead, depending on the price range.
The real question is...
Was the allegation against Apple true or not?
Based on someones mention further up, I installed TT-RSS on my server, and it's quite good actually. Almost as good as Reader.
Looks aren't too different from Google Reader, and you can import the xml that Google gives you, so no need to re-enter feeds.
There's also an Android app (there might be one for iOS as well, i haven't looked) that works. It isn't as good as the Googly one, but it's good enough, imho.
Maybe they would regain sales if they actually started making decent laptops again? 10 years ago, Acer was one of the few brands that sold solid, reliable and cheap computers. Nowadays, they're only cheap.
Re: 100 Mbps
FTTP/H (fibre directly to the premiss/house) very rare and costs a lot of money
I wouldn't say it needs to be.
Our local ISP has been doing this for a few years now, and their prices are very reasonable imho.
They charge £450-500 to connect you to the cabinet, and that includes pulling fibre from the cabinet to your house and wiring up the fibre-to-ethernet adapters.
People in the UK might think the monthly cost is steep (~£55/month for 25/25mbps, ~£65 for 60/60mbps and ~£115 for 100/100mbps), but they DO deliver that speed continously, both on and off peak hours, and it's not THAT much more expensive that a good DSL package.
Re: 50GB dropbox?
Buy a high end Samsung, and you get two years of 50GB free
This actually sounds like a very clever way of stealing. Thankfully, they weren't clever enough to get away with it
Sounds like you might want to try Cyanogenmod
Good point. I didn't think of that
In my (admittedly simple) mind couldn't this be solved by not billing for 3G data when using a femtocell, while still billing for broadband data?
Techdirt goes deeper into detail on what exactly happened in this case here, and it does seem like the DOJ i trying to weasel themselves out of a bad position.
Re: I think...
It looks like they *do* put just as much thought into their security as their DRM. Not very much, that is.
The court had already ruled that they would not accept the "evidence", therefore it is impossible for Samsung to leak it, since it per definition wasn't evidence.
I'm amazed no one has said this yet... Android does not use a Java VM!
The Dalvik VM used by Android is sort of almost language compatible with Java, but the compiled bytecode isn't.
Re: Just in case anyone hasn't heard it...
Downvoted since it has been said far too many times in each and every comment thread. Sorry. Here, have a beer instead