74 posts • joined 17 Feb 2010
Holy whitepace, Batman!
It seems the more pixels we get on our devices, the harder the UI designers work to waste them.
I use an old microsoft intellimouse optical i bought for $80 more than 10 years ago. Still the nicest scroll wheel I've found, and I've grown too accustomed to the size and shape to contemplate a different mouse. Pity about the awkward positions of buttons 4 and 5.
Keyboard was nicked from a Dell GX520, it's got media buttons and a volume knob, plus some internet buttons I don't use.
Mouse mat could end up a family heirloom, has to be at least 20 years old now. Probably what I should replace first, although I doubt changing any of my equipment would improve my gaming in the slightest.
“I have no doubt that the civil libertarian brigade will do their best to stop this, but my responsibility as prime minister is to keep our country safe. That's my responsibility,"
Because of that sentence, the EFA just gained at least one new member.
Inflation is here, just not counted in the ABS numbers. It's in the house/land prices. For example, the reason a cup of coffee here costs $5 instead of $2 any more is because the person serving you has a $300k mortgage. Of course talking about it is off limits when the treasurer is the owner of about seven investment properties.
Sounds more authoritarian than libertarian.
What kind of MMOF?
There's pretty big difference between the crusty old OM1 a lot of us still have around, and the nice new OM3/OM4 stuff. I'm surprised the source article didn't make mention of what they used.
Re: Interesting to see the separation from Gnome
I like Unity better than Cinnamon, but I install nemo ever since files/nautilus dropped compact view. Yay for having options.
Doing really well according to the news bulletin I just heard on the radio
They said it had left the galaxy. And that its onboard computer was less powerful than an iphone! Wonder which model they meant?
at this rate of decline...
...my connection will soon be above average.
30Bn for (up to?)25/? Mb, vs 45Bn for 100/40 Mb?
Half again as much for something 4 times faster, with the possibility of 1000Mb as an easy upgrade in the near future? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Says 6MW over here:
That's more than the nuclear reactor next door, unless you meant 1.1 gigawatts :)
Re: Re Spiral?
Who says everything was moving in the same direction initially, or even on the same plane?
Re: "To see all your apps, touch the circle."
Yeah, and 2 mice for pinch-zoom...
Re: I love you but...
I checked 2 sites I previously had to open in chrome (google docs (spreadsheet selection box didn't line up with cell borders) and codecademy (cursor position in editor box didn't keep up with actual character spacing)), and they both work properly under opera now. So the tally is at minus 2 pages for me so far.
It wasn't that difficult, but I did cheat and use another information source. Do I win a prize?
Not going to publish the address, but I don't think there will be any crazed fans turning up on the doorstep even if someone did :).
Re: I've already done this
Why, yes, I do have 400Hz house wiring.
I've already done this
Plugged a DC MR16 bulb into an AC transformer, unfortunately the only output I got was a steady stream of 'U's. 50 per second, to be precise.
Re: Whose who's?
Whose what now?
Re: Multiplayer ELITE - where are you?
Maybe 0x10c? (.com). Early days though, not sure what it'll end up like.
It's a perfectly cromulent word.
didn't you hear?
HL3 will be a linux exclusive...
Re: 3G/4G is not an alternative
How well will 4G work once 6 million users make the transition to devices that support it?
Sure it's fast now, but there's barely anyone on it.
I liked Notch's name for Mojang's new space game:
Especially funny given the 'scrolls' brouhaha.
Had me going for a while, till I woke up enough to realise what day it was.
boo bloody hoo
Fill all of these 'services' with junk data, I say.
Why deflect it?
Capture and mine it. Or just leave it up there for decoration. Compared to our neighbours, Earth's a bit lacking in the moon department.
sorry Mr Turnbull
My copper loop is stuffed and the owner has no interest in fixing it. FTTH please.
is in the sentence "reaffirmed the organisation's on-going support". If you ever see that said about your organisation start looking for a new job. Cynical, moi?
must be coming soon
Telstra have started posting leaflets saying they've rolled out bigpond cable to my area now. Obviously trying the same dirty tactics they used against the old optus cable rollout. Thanks, but I think I'll wait for the fibre.
Also, the main concern I'd heard about the NTUs was the physical size of the units. Personally, I'd let them install something as big as a fridge if it meant I could go from a flaky 3.5/0.7Mb/s to a solid 100/25.
Optus are going to lose a customer...
...come contract renewal time if they don't alleviate some of their oversubscription issues. Maybe try adding bandwidth to cell sites, put towers closer together, and increase the capacity of their internet gateway(s)? Coverage isn't everything anymore, capacity is a big deal these days too.
capacity growing to 9.6TB...
...so they're making a 2cm cubed one?
Encrypted/decrypted at the client, versioned backups and all the other features of the rest. It's the only one I'd consider paying for, and possibly necessary since the 2GB free account is a little low.
OT, but does Skydrive still only allow uploads in 50MB chunks? That's one sure way of ensuring nobody uses all 25GB.
Make it 3mm thicker and fill the space with battery.
are you sure the market needs ...
...greater cost/GB. Personally, I'd rather it was lower cost/GB, but I guess we are talking about Rambus here...
Galaxy Nexus linux-usb support
Ubuntu dev Bilal Akhtar wrote up a guide to connecting it using MTP mode recently, so I'm expecting most major distros to support it out of the box in their next releases. For those that can't wait and don't mind a bit of command-linery here 'tis:
What they need to do....
....is instead of just displaying the permissions requested by the app, allow the user to say yay or nay to each one. If App A wants to read my contacts, sms, and location, I may want to say no to all but location. If it breaks the app then so be it, I probaby didn't want it anyway.
That gives me an idea, maybe what's needed is a modified client that can provide bogus data for the apps that want access to sensitive areas, so no app breakage but no unwanted 'functionality' either...
the answer to your question is
five tons of flax!
Get a move on. My ADSL2 line is flaky as hell, the telco that owns the infrastructure has no interest in fixing it. My area is in rollout stage 2, due to start in October 2011 according to the plan released last week, but as far as I'm aware they haven't even selected a contractor yet in this state.
@fuzz : exactly
When they went from doing an AND search to an OR search the + (or "", now) became necessary. If they'd left well-enough alone there would never have been a problem. The early appeal of google was that all terms were included in the search, leading to fewer results. This is how a search engine should work. Randomly making search terms optional is a failure, if a term is optional (ie not specific enough) why would I bother typing it into the search box?
Perhaps they need an " I am not a fscking idiot" checkbox on the settings page to revert it to the old behaviour.
Exactly. The only difference between 5MP and the 8-12MP cameras in these things is the file space required to store the extra noise captured in each photograph. A decent 3MP DSLR will likely still take better photos.
It's not as if people taking photos with their phone are expecting to print them out A4 sized or larger.
Do they mean wireless WAN (3G etc) or wireless LAN (which requires a fixed line to operate)? Many people in the media and politics seem fail to see the difference.
I'll be using this to wirelessly connect my adams platform, well, as soon as both are available.
oh come on
Facebook did not invent the social network.
Apple did not invent the touchscreen smartphone.
Both companies improved on what came before. Are you saying that IOS/facebook are the height of perfection and that nobody else can even try to improve on them?
Turned up in my RSS feeds at exactly the same time as this story.
Naked plans also increase
Telstra must have upped the ULL charges too, there is now almost no advantage to having a naked line vs ADSL+phone bundle. Hurry up and make with the fibre NBNco, I don't need no stinking dialtone (besides the one provided by my ATA).
I'd be happy...
...if google would stop automatically substituting search term I enter with similarly-spelled, but unrelated words. My searches are geared to finding a small number of relevant results. If I wanted to receive 3,000,000,000 results per search I'd go back to using infoseek. This seems to a a fairly recent phenomenon, and tricks such as using quotes around things doesn't seem to defeat it.
"rectangular shape, the rounded corners, the silver edges, the black face"
Sounds like the old nokia 6233 I have in the drawer here, although not many would describe it as thin.
I'd like a copy please
I can't read these things half the time, a program to do it for me would be quite useful.
Yes, sometimes I zigzag into the next suburb over, thanks to the super-duper GPS capabilities of the samsung galaxy s (maybe someone needs to make an attachment that holds the phone on the top of your head so it works better). Makes for interesting stats when I return from a walk. I wouldn't go out running with a $600 phone in my pocket though.
so they shot the messenger instead
I still don't see what Mr Grubb did wrong by reporting on it.
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