341 posts • joined Friday 19th February 2010 12:50 GMT
"it sure as heck isn’t going to be the year of desktop Linux..."
Probably not. It will be interesting to see what happens come the end of support for XP in April though.
Is it hackable to lose the Sky-only stuff?
Re: Thank you...
1 crore = 100 lakh = 100 x 100,000 = ten million for anyone who needs to look it up.
It's why Indian figures have the commas in - to us - odd places, like 12,34,56,789 = 12 crore, 34 lakh, 54 thousand etc.
The pound must have totally collapsed midway through writing that article though: "Rs.700 crore (£70m)" in one sentence, then "Rs2,080 (£207m)" in the next... only a factor of ten million out.
When I go to the Louvre, the crowd in front of the Mona Lisa is by far my favourite thing to take photos of: the pushing and shoving, and the way that so few are actually looking at the picture itself.
Re: Linux wasn't using RDRAND directly
That's what they want you to think.
Processors are much bigger physically than 8x the size they were in 1983, even though they've only gone from 8-bit to 64-bit. Coincidence? The voice in my head tells me not.
Re: Random degrees
If you can manage four years at college without being kicked out for being lazy or stealing or.. you can probably manage to go through a military career likewise. Who cares what the degree was in?
Re: Thinning the hurdle
There's research that agrees with it too: most selection processes are no better and sometimes worse than random selection would have been.
Open the pod bay door, please HAL
What's the record for the most prior art?
Re: Kerrrr splat!
And most of the acting is done by the gymnasts etc. Clooney and Bullock should get credit as 'voice actors' for most of it.
It printed a story that the rumours about John Major having an affair with a Downing St staff member were false. He sued for libel, went after the distributors (as he was allowed to do), they caved in without a fight, and passed the bill to the magazine (as their distribution contract said they could). Result: no more magazine and when it turned out that he had been having an affair with Edwina Currie and would have lost any court case, it was a bit late.
'Allegedly' won't protect you.
Re: consumers... real winners
You might not be as rich as the founders of Intel or Microsoft or.. but we are all certainly more than a bit richer because of them and there are a lot more of us than there are of them.
Well, Games Workshop will attempt to make money by enforcing their trademarks on what everyone else sees as a generic term.
Re: Brits forgetting their past?
'Jellyfish' barrage copters - yes, that's what I thought of too.
I remember floppy drives being a lot more expensive than that until c1982 or 83.
The next time I pass an Apple shop, and have some spare time, I will go in and ask for the various T&C to be explained to me - should be a more interesting use of the staff's time than cleaning semen out of latops (thank you, Sasha Baron Cohen) - before going, 'Nah, no-one doing proper due diligence would accept that!'
Re: The problem is that the current gen is still current
Both have been happy for people to pay to be beta testers before.
Never be the first kid on your block to get some new shiny. You'll pay more and get less.
Re: Fake accounts set up by scammer?
The T&C of Ashley Madison, a site aimed at people looking to have an affair, says that users who have not yet paid the site any money ('Guest' accounts) may get computer generated messages from fictitious profiles that "are NOT conspicuously identified as such". These may cost money to respond to. The site says this feature is "to provide entertainment".
Yeah, right. They also charge to delete accounts.
Re: Next, try copyright law
"Jane Austen: She's back, and she wants her film royalties!"
That's a zombie film I'd pay to see.
Anyone remember Nvidia being caught out doing this sort of thing with PC graphics drivers?
When just they renamed the benchmark .exe, the Nvidia cards' score fell.
Re: RE: The lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling
When 'hour long' US programmes on Sky are 40 to 45 minutes long on the BBC, you know just how much of a bargain the licence fee is.
Microsoft chose instead to attempt to leverage the Windows brand name to drive buy-in
They've got form for that. Cough, Windows Mobile, cough.
If I could upvote this more than once
Re: A solution looking for a problem
Re: I remember playing TR 2 and enjoying it.
The funny thing to 2013 eyes looking at those screenshots is that you can easily count the polygons, and there aren't very many of them.
You missed the ZX81's 3D Monster Maze then?
*That* was frightening...
Re: Tonights Episode...
... showed why those of us who are not fans of 'new' Dr Who don't like it. There was ten minutes of good stuff, but an awful lot of 'just because we can do the fx'.
It's also not a good idea to remind us that Baker > Tennant > Smith, with Hurt certainly also better than Smith if not Tennant.
Re: I wonder if he's said this to her?
For support bands, yes. But the members are not discarded after a night by someone being paid thousands.
It is still a film about the Mercury astronauts, and who got to be one and who, despite having the Right Stuff, was a hick from the sticks and didn't. Plus the derision the astronauts got ('spam in a can') from the 'real' pilots until they performed.
I wonder if he's said this to her?
"rather than try to do it on not enough money, and in a hurry, they .. gave it lots of money. So we actually got to do it properly"
A lesson for the 'I'm touring, anyone want to be in my backing band for no payment?' wife there, methinks.
If someone wants to pay me $15 to $25 for my birthday
I'd tell them.
Re: Doctor Who stopped with Sylvester Mccoy
When the most acclaimed drama shows on TV are all long form story telling, it is indeed odd that 'new' Dr Who chose to go the other way.
Hint: when your leading actor won't do more than one series, you have a problem.
At what point do we say 'Right, let's start again?'
And this time build an internet that's just a tiny bit more secure than the one we have got?
Given what happened in the HD format war, I would be staggered if both Sony and Microsoft weren't paying good money for exclusives, 'it can't be worse than on the other one's, and other such bribes, erm, incentives... along with some 'if you say this, the money stops' clauses.
The PDF is well worth a read
Especially the final appendix, showing how much can be known about what Iran is doing and how from their publicity shots.
One of the choices for Jogglers
Until someone ported Android to the Joggler, Joli was one of the best choices to replace the O2 firmware (especially after O2 took away the original reasons for having a Joggler in a compulsory update).
Re: Video how-tos
You don't get the ad revenue.
Re: Memory and Money
Bit like going metric for measurements.
In the 1960s, we did metric measurements alongside imperial ones in primary school, and - thank ghod - foot/pound/second was long gone when I did O and A levels, but all the road signs were supposed to have been replaced with ones with kilometres decades ago are still in miles.
Re: Aside from the political and moral issues involved
"I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality."
" no-one got hurt "
Well, no-one who mattered to the authors anyway.
If people haven't been executed by Iran for suspicion of sabotage / lack of progress, I would be amazed.
It's being able to estimate the thickness of the Martian crust that I find amazing
"In addition, incompatible element abundances in clast-laden impact melt rocks and interclast matrix provide a geochemical estimate of the average thickness of the Martian crust (50 kilometres) comparable to that estimated geophysically" is what the abstract says. Fascinating though that sounds, I am not about to spend 22 on the whole article.
And a lovely player it was
Until the bloat of Winamp3
Re: A 1.3 GB download
Every parent tests out the good stuff before giving it to the kids, don't they?
I know I didn't get to open the slot car racing set I was given in the sixties - it had been set up by Santa. Similarly, the tablet the daughter got for a combined birthday/xmas present was thoroughly soak tested before the big day, just to make sure it worked properly.
The memorial map
The reef is completely doomed: increased acidity, increasing water temperature, and more mean it will be dead in a few decades. Going to see it will just make things worse, as increased tourism is having an effect even before you include the issue of the air travel half way around the world to see it.
Re: Timing is everything
Another huge anomaly in timing is copyright in computer software.
Why should - to pick a company not at random - Microsoft be able to retain the copyright on Windows XP when they start to refuse to fix the problems they've not yet fixed?
It's clearly a risk, but there are plenty of people who said it couldn't support two.
Plus, as anyone who has 'merged' with (i.e. taken over by) a larger organisation knows, they're now escaping an awful lot of overhead costs that will have been charged to their previous magazine and which can now be done much more cheaply.
Throw in the goodwill they've built up, and I'd rather have an investment in this one than Yet Another Windows Magazine.
Timing is everything
Some state-granted monopolies are reasonable in their length of time, others are not.
Cliff Richard was the poster boy for those who whined that the copyright on the sound recording and performers rights for music (as opposed to the composition of the music itself) was 'only' 50 years. It was increased to 70 years as a result.
What singer / musician has ever been put off recording something by having 'only' 50 years copyright on the performance?
Love the last FAQ
"Q. Is Graham Morrison involved in this campaign?
"A. Graham Morrison, the editor of our previous magazine, quit at the same time but a restrictive covenant in his employment contract means he can't be involved in any similar activity until 20th December 2013."
Or Apple were severely under-capitalised and couldn't afford to spaff away a few billion in the way Microsoft have, repeatedly.
"That bespeaks strong cash flow as were the company watching every penny it would surely be looking at this kind of data rather more often."
After what we now know about the skills, interests and priorities of the former Chair of the Co-operative Bank, who knows?
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