130 posts • joined Saturday 26th May 2007 01:47 GMT
No, if you read the Adobe release, it only requires an internet connection once every 30 days. And if it can't get one, it switches into 30-day evaluation mode. So you can go 60 days without a connection without losing anything.
Re: Too much in too small a space
No problem: just use depleted livermorium.
(Just make sure you can get that round fired quickly!)
Can you please point me to a free SaaS which calculates sales tax for me that is both free and easy?
Oh, and make sure that it takes type of goods into account, since different items are often taxed differently.
The ones I know of are quite costly.
I'm sure you don't want to be bothered with facts, but you can select the search engine to use on your iPhone/iPad. Google, Yahoo, or Bing.
And you can install whatever mapping apps you want. As well as whatever other apps you might like.
You could use that PC of yours to find things like this out before posting
Ah yes, the famous "We've never had an undetected error" justification.
Re: how much use would you or I get from that?
Because what you or I get out of it is the sole measure of anything's usefulness.
Let me guess, you consider yourself a libertarian, right?
Clogged helium lines
Wait. We're not supposed to put the whole mylar balloon into the tank, just the helium?
Well what do you know.
Re: US Sales Tax - you think EU VAT is tricky?
There's no Federal sales tax in the US, so it's really rate = special district + city + county + state.
And that leaves out the special incentives offered by some states, like for "teleproduction equipment" (in California) which can reduce the state portion of the tax calculation by 50% if the buyer and seller fill out the right paperwork, or the exemption of all "pre-programmed (non-custom) software delivered electronically" from any sales tax (in California).
I'm all for making all net transactions (including interstate) subject to sales tax, but only if there are common rates established so I don't have to pay a fortune for some service to calculate the tax for me.
Wouldn't the intensity of the blue-shifted x-rays be proportional to the intensity of the visible light when at "rest?"
Space is pretty dark, without a whole lot of photons to start with. Even Doppler-shifted to x-rays, I'm not sure why they'd add so much to the "normal" radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field.
Re: Lack of Use (If Any) and Lack of Knowledge (If Any)
Windows 8 cannot fail, it can only be failed.
Still trying to unload that RIM stock, are we?
I think they need to bring Mrs. Butterworth in for questioning.
Not just Musk
If you do a bit of research you'll find that Boeing and Airbus have active research projects into electric commercial airliners. Use a conventional turbine running at a constant, efficient, speed to generate electricity to charge batteries. Call on the batteries for peak energy needs, i.e., when taking off.
The supersonic part I'm a bit fuzzy on, but I'm not sure I'd bet against Musk's record.
"Not unduly bias" does not mean the "data are unaffected."
It means that while the data are affected by UHI, it not a major enough effect to bias the temperature change estimates.
Try reading what was written instead of jumping to preconceived conclusions.
Re: Next week in the register: Apple to support colour monitors!
Sophos gets all it's Mac information from Lewis Page.
So I need a desk to set it on?
Rather missing the point of how people use tablets.
The intuitive touch interface is what set the iPad apart and made it a success, notwithstanding the whinging from people about wanting a "real" keyboard. So to set themselves apart, Microsoft adds an external flat keyboard which is likely to have no better "feel" than the on-screen iPad keys.
And "vents all around" (from the MS presentation) doesn't sound like something you want to boast about. It implies lots of heat and provides openings for crud and liquids.
I predict Bob-level success as I don't see this as being as good a product as the Zune.
As long as...
As long as the shutdown button is easy to find I'll be happy.
And it remains as lazy as it was the first time.
Complain about Apple's policies, products, and pricing as much as you like, but the fact that they use contract manufacturing for their designs doesn't really set them apart from any other high-tech company.
If the Reg really needs the clicks brought on by Apple-bashing, at least assign someone with some creativity to the job. Like maybe Lewis Page. He just makes up a lot of what he writes, so he's clearly a creative guy.
I do that sort of thing all the time
What? Why's everyone staring at me?
Near as I can tell, David Emm's qualifications as a "serious and skilled security professional" consist of being employed by Kapersky.
There will be security flaws in OS X that will get exploited. But the anti-virus salespeople have been screaming that the (Mac) sky is falling for a lot of years now with not much evidence that they *aren't* just hawking their software.
The most recent Mac event was (another) hole in Java. That doesn't make me all that upset, except at the people (still) touting Java as safe and secure.
Ah yes, TrueType scalable fonts, which they got from Apple in exchange for a printer architecture that Microsoft never delivered. (And according to one MS employee I talked to, never even started on.)
MS won because of sharp and illegal business practices. Looking at nostalgic screen shots of software won't give you any insight into that. At least until your NT retrospective, in which case some old DEC VMS screen shots might prove illuminating.
It's been awhile since I've seen episode 1, but nudity is common when bathing, as is sex in a brothel.
I'm certain the marketing value of bare boobs has not been lost on the producers, but it's more realistic in those contexts than the artfully arranged wisp of steam or locks of hair glued to the breasts. I think your sense of "gratuitous" has been warped by the normal prudishness we see on TV, particularly in the US.
On first viewing I did think the Daenerys Targaryen nude bath scene went on a bit, but it bookended perfectly with the final scene in series 1.
Re: I mean Really
You must fly in and out of a better class of airports. I want to use my iPad while waiting the hour between pulling away from the gate and getting to the end of the runway so we can take off.
Or the 2 hours spent waiting for a gate to be available after landing.
I'm not that worried about the plane crashing when we're already sitting on the ground.
Re: Oh come on, please.....
Oh, I dunno. I met this guy in the bar last night who is willing to sell me Poland for just $10,000 cash. And that includes all their bridges!
Re: VAULT 2 of 2
Or, they implemented things as you describe, did some usability testing, and found that people not only object strongly to having to click through repetitive security warnings (hello, Vista!), but after awhile the warning does no good as users stop reading them.
Apple should re-word the dialog text, but that's about all that's needed if they want to keep their phone usable. But they'll probably succumb to the "Oh noes!" of people who don't even own an iPhone but like to complain on the net.
So loose connectors make things go faster than light? Cool.
FTL starship drives here we come.
Re: Sanity Prevails (for a change)
You can't make changes to the way the current GPS system without changing the constellation of satellites and all the millions of receivers.
I'm not sure what you'd hope to gain with bidirectional GPS (an ACK/NACK response?) but there is no way to put a suitable transmitter in all GPS receiving devices. Everything would end up looking like--and having the cost and battery life--of a sat phone.
LightSquared just figured they could push the cost of adapting the GPS infrastructure to their presence onto everyone else. It's the conservative/Wall Street/City mentality: privatize profits and socialize costs.
Why the fuck do you feel the need to use Google+?
I love the way people complain about Google's policies, then meekly sign up because it's the trendy thing to do. Fucking sheep.
(No idea if you fall into that category, BTW.)
There's always next time
MS and Nokia may not have commissioned this report, but after such an excellent blowjob, don't you think they might be first in line when the next batch of "favorable report dollars" are dished out?
The version of THX1138 available today is hugely revamped from the original. New set extensions, new effects, re-edited in spots.
I found the new version to be very disappointing, as I saw the original so many times (I was briefly a projectionist) I pretty much have it memorized shot-for-shot.
It's the lack of new sounds that's holding music back?
I thought it was the lame idea that sampling someone else's music was "creative."
That and those hippity-hop kids with their baggy pants and backward caps and no respect for the great crooners like Rudy Vallee.
I think they meant successful products
In which case, phones, tablets, and the cloud from Microsoft are all straight out.
And Apple has never made a serious effort at "IT domination" unless you count the lackluster XServe line.
Which isn't to say that those are original ideas with Apple, just that it's success that counts, not who did it first, at least in business.
It's a US space probe so....
...it will be asked to remove it's shoes before proceeding.
> These are not "geek" things, they are essentials.
Thank you for proving you're a geek. (Note that I use the term lovingly, being one myself.)
The lack of those features is what keeps the iPad selling. The "lock-in" that you complain about is what guarantees app quality. The lock-in leads to no browsable file system, which is a non-issue if the apps are designed for a document-centric model.
USB ports, removable batteries, keyboard just make the device bigger, heavier, and give you more crap to carry around.
The iPad is a completely self-contained, locked-in, no worries, hardware and software ecosystem at an acceptable price. That's what everyone needs to compete with. Leave any part out and watch sales stay small.
But keep hoping that someone will build a tablet that fits your needs. If the manufacturers were more focused on building a sustainable tablet business model than on "iPad killers" then I believe they could make money building "geek" tablets that you might like. But it's a mistake to believe that your needs line up with the larger market that Apple is tapping into.
No Refrigerated Deck Needed
Despite the speculation in your two year old article, testing of the F-35B has so far shown no heat damage to standard carrier decking. The Pentagon made it pretty clear that if there was damage that the B would be cancelled.
The F/A-18 is a fine aircraft, but by the time they were built and delivered to you they'd be pretty much EOL.
The UK should really just accept their third-world economy and keep a third-world military. Some coastal defense and enough soldiers to keep the peasants in line is all that's needed. Following the US strategy of a third-world economy attempting to maintain a best-and-biggest in the world military would be as foolhardy for the UK as it is for the US.
Only thing to do now...
...is fire the CEO.
Customers need to see an actual admission of how badly Netflix screwed up, and a blood sacrifice like sacking the CEO (the chief cheerleader for Qwikster and the price increases) is about the only thing to do.
I've heard from a Netflix employee that the CEO was warned repeatedly about what bad ideas both the price increase and Qwikster were, but that he's so convinced of his infallibility that both went ahead anyway.
Stop the Presses!
Another Reg scoop: Real estate has lost value in California, although it doesn't matter to the subject of the story.
While at least this time there is a (vague) IT tie-in, it sure strikes me as a "dog bites man" story.
Why not hack the Libyan air defenses not only to keep pilots safer but also to send penis pill offers?
With all this talk of military budget cutbacks, the Pentagon needs to be creative in making some money.
Here, I fixed that for you
Stick to <strike>writing</strike> copying software.
Stallman has made a career of copying other's work in the name of "creative" freedom, usually subsidized by the people he was complaining about (DEC, Sun, Microsoft). The man's never had an original thought; no wonder he feels threatened by Jobs.
Liberty is (supposed to be) cheaper
Liberty uses the Ariane 5 upper stage, but the ATK (Shuttle-derived) 5-segment solid-fuel rocket first stage. The solid ATK is much cheaper than the regular liquid-fuel Ariane 5 first stage. Or so they tell us.
It's really the Ares I with the J-2X upper stage swapped out. Which has to do with where ATK could raise money (by spreading the pork to Europe) as much as any technical merits.
Carly happened. That's what.
She took a company which prided itself on the way it treated its employees and pillaged it through layoffs, benefit cuts, and morale-destroying "pep talks." The short-term increase in profit was cheered by Wall Street and she was considered a genius.
But after those gains were used up, she never could come up with anything else, thus becoming paranoid enough to bug her board of directors.
HP will never recover, but slowly drift downwards. It's an engineering company taken over by bean counters. They'll die the same way DEC did, one spin-off at a time.
SpaceX not really independent
Yes, that "sprawling established rocket base" costs a lot to maintain, but companies like SpaceX rely on it for testing, launch support, etc. They typically pay a fee for access, but if NASA business dries up, SpaceX will need to maintain those wind tunnels/vacuum chambers/tracking facilities/etc. (or build new ones) at a considerably higher cost than what they now pay. They are greatly benefitting from the established infrastructure, much of it paid for in the 1960s.
NASA isn't the enemy here. They are caught in the middle between a Congress that cares more about local jobs--and the votes they bring--than they do space, and an administration that desperately wants to zero out NASAs budget. The result is the muddle that is today's NASA programs.
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