4867 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: OK for web browsing
Sorry I was thinking of the mode where it just replays a chrome browser tab,
I have to watch netflix through a VPN due to being geographically challenged - ie living 20km the "wrong" side of the border
Re: OK for web browsing
>No Netflix? How come - ChromeCast supports NetFlix after all.
But chromecast requires you to have another computer sending the data. I can't see people buying this box as a replacement for the $25 chromestick thingy if they still need a windows PC to send the video,
Netflix does work (sort of) on the Samsung Arm Chromebook so perhaps they are working on a port for this.
Re: OK for web browsing
Somehow I don't think computational fluid dynamics is the intended market.
Still it's tricky to see what the market is. For Google-Docs and Web browsing the Chromebooks are better. The only use for this is for content consumption - but it doesn't work with Netflix/Hulu etc - so unless Google are going to offer pay-per-view on You Tube (and fix the HTML5 viewer) - this is a bit pointless
Re: Bye ChromeOS
If it's like the Gigabyte and Intel NUCs I have - it has a small laptop fan but you have to run even the i5 variant pretty hard to get it to turn on and you can hardly hear it.
Except this is more like allowing the police to go around crashing the cars of people they don't like, and anyone else who happens to be on the same road
>legalised assassination to prevent crime
Well anonymous were opposing the government, that makes them terrorists and shooting people without trial because they are terrorists is hardly new, or news.
Re: Won't be long before Intel leans on Dell to drop it.
>Intel have to show they can do better MIPS per watt with the atom derivatives at less price.
And this "project" might be nothing more than a nudge to Intel to get their act together.
Re: But does this mean
No Google simply said that their complete and utter wonderfulness combined with owning everyone else while not being evil - had unfortunately led to a situation where there was no viable competitor - it's not their fault.
They didn't, unlike a certain other monopoly computer OS supplier, use their position to threaten to de-list anyone who didn't play by their rules. You can Google duckduckgo or bing on Google's site and the results show up like any other.
Re: By god he's had a flash of inspiration.
>"My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors."
The official role of some countries's monopoly commissions is to protect business/industry/GDP, it just depends how the rules were written
Re: Not Elop then.
Has Microsoft said what patents Android violates? Have they been challenged in court?
Or has their just been a letter to Samsung/Sony/Lenovo etc saying "call it $5 per tablet and you won't suddenly find your OEM licence to sell copies of Windows on your PCs and Laptops cut off. And this time it's not abuse of a monopoly because you are actually paying for patents."
Re: Not Elop then.
>it was hardly the sort of turnaround success that Microsoft needs now.
Unless you subscribe to the theory that he was sent to wreck Nokia so MSFT could buy them, and their patents, for a pittance
Re: Optimal solution?
Or you could still have the wars but both sides have the drones in simulator mode.
Ultimately you could just play WoW instead
Re: If they want the drivers out of the cabs
But this doesn't include
Any direct hacks at the ISP, any NSA taps into Google's feed or any top secret NSL intercepts.
So it's pretty much like the USAF's definition of surgical strike or collateral damage.
You knew it was doomed when they got the lottery grant to repair the house - no mention of computers
>Pretty odd, given 99% of the people going will want to see the machines, not the grounds...
Not really, UK tourism PLC is in the business of preserving buildings and gardens not the falling down huts with a bunch of geek stuff in it.
I bet the people working in them don't even have any official qualifications in tourism interactivity studies.
Remember the birds are very angry.
Re: Good riddance.
Pah - who needs drop box. We have a USB external harddrive that we just pass from desk-desk when we need to share files.
And the person who designed it claimed it was the only solution able to transfer 1Tb between users in under a second
Re: goodbye Visual Studio Tools for Applications
If you use HTML forms your data entry minions might not need a full copy of Office running on a full copy of Windows with a few server CALS thrown in.
If they just enter data into a web page - they might as well go back to having IBM3270s on their desks.
Re: Par for the course.
Yes - but we used to think that the Chinese communist government along with the East German Stasi and the KGB were bad guys.
We didn't realize they were just rather less well organised versions of our own beacon of freedom and democracy.
Slight flaw in the plan
So somebody plants a bomb, rolls a rock into the road and stops one of these nicking the food, ammo, supplies it is carrying
You send out a crane and transporter to pick it up along with a squad of specialist mechanics.
The bad guys ambush them
Wouldn't it need access to the location service to detect this?
And so could itself be a spyware app for the SNSA ?
Re: The trouble with ¡Bong!..
Remember (Alan) Clarke's law;
"any sufficiently advanced satire is indistinguishable from government policy"
Yes - since BT's system X in 80s most trunk routes are digital
The phone companies claims are a bit disengenous (amazingly). They claim they want to replace the ancient obsolete trunk lines with modern digital stuff, although almost all of it is, and are using this as an excuse to supply you with a voip phone running over the data link you already have and pay for - while still charging you for the separate land line which you won't have.
If experience of the local telco here is any guide they will also block all competing voip products - claiming they damage the quality of service for other users
Re: Sod standards, what about the sharp end?
He doesn't say that you can't use MS Office, he just says the documents should be saved in ODF.
Otherwise when one person in the government upgrades to a new version of Word everybody in the country has to so they can read government documents
I think they meant documents that didn't need editing - like press releases.
Not that they were relying on PDF to stop secret enemies of the state amending laws with a bit of judicious Foxit hackery
Quick to kickstarter....
An etch-a-sketch, a couple of stepper motors and a raspPi - shouldn't be too difficult to make a printing tablet
Re: 1PB !!?
Not if the MPAA find out
Re: VMware CEO ...
And since you are going to be running Linux on ARM anyway there are a dozen different ways of having multiple "server" on one machine in Linux without the crude VMWare approach of full visualization or nothing
VMware CEO ...
Vendor of a product that is necessary to share the cost/power/heat of x86 across different installs talks down a cheap low power server alternative.
In other news, Microsoft claims that Unix will never catch on in the data center and recommends Windows8
re: I don't see what "problem" this product is supposed to "solve".
The problem of a generation believing that Computer and Intel aren't synonymous.
Executive1: This low power embedded stuff is catching on - we need a product
Executive2: And it should be 64bit and multi-core and have every peripheral we make and run windows server
Executive3: We don't want to harm sales of Xeons, and it's about time we gave Microsoft a warning shot - stick Linux on it.
An MP was shocked
that a major government/Qango IT project was a fuck-up OR that they only wasted a mere 100Million ?
No because a single order can cover "all people in a specific location' and the specific location can be "the earth"
It's like the UK restricting laws to specific high risk terrorist targets and then having the Met classify all of London as a potential target for an indefinite period.
Re: The ISP is to blame not the sender
>If he was getting his bill by post and the post was lost
But this is the equivalent of them sending out a bill disguised as a leaflet for free dog walking with an official statement on the envelope saying "not from Natwest - we promise" - you might be reasonably expected to throw it in the bin unopened.
Re: more lessons
In most of business one receives an invoice and then one pays the bill - it's generally the responsibility of the person wanting the money to send out the invoice.
It would save us a lot of time and effort and bookkeepers if we didn't bother to send out invoices but simply assumed all our customers would remember to send us the money - especially if we were then allowed to charge them for late payment.
All those subsidies for US electronics companies to open screwdriver plants in Scotland has already led to the UK being at the forefront of sub 10nm FAB technology hasn't it?
Re: I don't understand
If you are a kid in china and buying the game means having a credit card and a legitimate Gmail account then piracy may be easier
So why weren't they charged with threatening behaviour?
The concern is using the fact that electrons were involved to sidestep the law. In the same way that "conspiracy to" was used in 80s industrial disputes to add a 7year jail term to any action or "terrorism" is used for any anti-government protest today
Re: Threats vs abuse
Because any politician who sent the police to arrest a protester at speakers corner would get it in the neck from the "free press".
But if you protest online then anything can be made illegal if they can find one person in who would be threatened by it. But don't worry because this law will only be used against violent psychopaths - like all those other laws that will only be used against terrorists
Superfluous anthropomorphism OR they have the little Chinese guy from Oceans11 sitting in the thing driving it.
Re: Self supply
>There's only one reason to own your own production facilities, to eliminate the profit margin on production.
Or to stop you waking up one day and discovering you can't launch a phone because somebody has bought all the production capacity of flash or screens.
I don't know how the report classifies Samsung's own production - the company generally runs divisions as very competitive business - it sells chips to it's main competitor for example. So Samsung's $50Bn probably includes a lot of chips made by Samsung fabs
Re: Floppy Eject
>You drag the disc to the trashcan to eject. Simples.
A level of UI design which makes the Windows "press start to stop" button seem like genius
You save all your vital work (no hard drives in those days) and the operation to take it away with you is "delete"?
Re: Makes you wonder!
Well all my academic successes have apparently been due to my grandmother praying for me
I wish I had known about this in advance - I wouldn't have had to do any work.
It's also damn sporting of God to help somebody get an AstroPhysics PhD
Re: Zero tax is the answer
Making the UK the tax haven center for the HQ of global companies will be a great boost to the British Brass Plaque industry
Re: The staff at the Treasury et-al should grow a pair..
I thought all the companies had been scared off from the UK by the equal pay act, the minimum wage, maternity leave, health and safety, banning chimney sweeps, the abolition of slavery.
Everytime there is a law to improve the rights/pay/healthy+safety of workers for the last 200 years - the Tories have claimed it will drive companies away and destroy jobs.
@monkeyfish: May I humbly suggest that gold badge members of el-reg are not the typical sheep audience that advertisers dream of.
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