54 posts • joined Monday 29th March 2010 15:33 GMT
Re: Double the power of existing Intel graphics
Will it have double the driver quality too? That'd be... hmm... that'd be still a pretty crappy driver actually.
By which I mean: I didn't actually sign it, but I told people I did.
Root phone. Install hosts-based ad blocking instead.
Probably less than 8 steps and works for all browsers and all other apps too.
Just moved house after 17 years and skipped so much old technocrap. CRTs, EISA mobos, SCSI cards the size of cricket bats - you know the kind of stuff I'm sure. Of course, I /did/ hang on to my ZX81, several Speccies and a QL... I mean... I /need/ them... or I will sooner or later... probably.
Friends don't let friends use public wi-fi.
Not a poke specifically at MS (for once) since both Apple and Google have borked their own app stores at one point or another: just how does one do this? You'd think (wouldn't you?) there would be /some/ testing involved when planning changes/upgrades/configuration of major client-facing services? Wouldn't you? Even of the most basic kind like, "If we change this setting, will one entire class of users no longer be able to use the service?"
"Google News filters its feed so that critical stories, such as (say) this one, disappear from view within minutes"
Are you saying that Google specifically de-lists stories critical of itself?
Re: What about the Crown Court judge?
A window cleaner that's proud of his work?
Re: Has this become a bankruptcy race between Balmer & Elop?
Not only octal perhaps, but also Visual Studio with monochrome icons and ALLCAPS menus.
MS have zero idea about interface design.
Classic Shell beats Start8 IMHO. Once you log in and get to the desktop you have both a Start Button and a classic style Start Menu. Add Ribbon Disabler and Win8 almost starts to look like Windows again. Third-party hacks are hardly ideal for the Enterprise environment though.
Re: like a puppy dog following you home
puppy dog shouty guy wearing a sandwich board following you home.
And, y'know, that approach always results in a sale!
Re: Think of the lefties!
SteelSeries Sensei. Symmetrical ambidextrous. Seven buttons, two right side, two left side. Crazy high max DPI. Customizable LEDs in various spots. Onboard profile menu and a small LCD screen on the bottom (I kid you not) for switching through the profile menu without needing to rely on software.
Skipping Vista-2 and waiting for XP-3 before I upgrade.
Version numbers are getting a tad high. I propose we call this one "Vista 2" (and hopefully call the next one "XP 3")
"Lets make all the entire interface monochrome!"
Good Lord. If ever there was an interface design move that proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that the /entire/ team responsible don't have a single clue about interface design to share between them, this is it.
Corel did the same with the latest version of their Photoshop competitor, Paint Shop Pro. Fortunately they listened to user uproar and hastily patched colored toolbar icons back in. One would imagine that MS will also reverse their design choice in response to the inevitable furore about this laughable ineptitude.
The damage, in some sense, is done though. Honestly, what confidence can one have in a team that would make such a mind-bogglingly naive mistake?
Nuclear on lawyers.
Nuclear on the causes of lawyers.
Yes, but that was here - in the really real world. Not in La-La-Land where the USPTO exist and everything is novel if it's written in long-winded over-technicalese.
> Say what you liek about apple..
I would, but I can't think of anything.
Indeed. Better even on Android, since there it /does/ integrate into every keyboard so that you can always dictate in any app, anywhere there's a text field. Its "In-Car" feature is rather spanky too. Vlingo will listen constantly (sucking battery like nobody's business of course, so keep it on charge) for you to say a trigger phrase at any time like, "Oy, mush!". When it hears it, it asks for your commands, listens again, and executes them immediately. 'Tis like having a fancy 1970's era sci-fi computer on your dashboard. All it needs is an option to talk back in a heavily vocoded RP accent.
Jumped the Grooveshark
Been using Android PocketCloud for a while for occasional remote desktop access. Obviously, fitting a multi-monitor Windows desktop onto a smartphone is never going to be a simple proposition but I reckon Wyse's nifty interface makes about as good of a job of it as anyone is likely to make. Turns out to be a very handy little knick-knack when you absolutely have to get something saved/printed/sent from within some bit of software on your home PC while you're out and about.
No, one can use the same two cheeks one would for any other Apple product.
Oh this'll really help, especially since some of the frequent discussion topics in the forum are of the type "Has anyone ever had a reply from an email to Google?", "Is there another any way to get help from Google?" and "Sod this for a game of soldiers... I'm off to IOS"
Neither is the first one: top of the tree trunk shows yellow, red and green pixels all within the same 8x8 attribute square. Not possible on speccy.
Nor the second one: Willy's white-on-black head and the red-on-black ground tile cannot share the same 8x8 square without becoming both white-on-black or both red-on-black.
I'm so confident of my phraseology, I'm putting it in giant breakout!
Dear dear, lets all worry about Windows and IP6 now because if somebody physically broke in and added custom hardware to my Linux and IP4 network, I'd be just fine.
Forfty percent of people know that.
"Deny doing evil"
Same thought here. I can deal with the occasional silly tabloid-ish pun headline, but a decision to deploy strings of capitals into headlines on any kind of regular basis will leave me thinking, "WTF Reg? I thought you were geeks! Geeks!"
According to RIPA, "I can't remember" is exactly the same as "I refuse to tell you". There is no defence against this section of the act. If you cannot provide a working password - for any reason whatsoever - then you're guilty.
And a C64 emulator called Frodo for you heathens. In fact there are shed loads of emulators in the Android Marketplace from the Atari 2600 to the Amiga.