102 posts • joined Thursday 20th May 2010 16:49 GMT
Re: The arrogance
You certainly shouldn't. Base them on the Grauniad instead. A much better class of sensationalist claptrap.
but just how many Bothans will die to get them?
Re: The arrogance
AceRimmer wrote: You'll also notice that what you quoted is a quote from the original article, not a quote from the scientist.
Aww, c'mon, this is the Reg. Never let logic and fact get in the way of a good sensationalist whinge...
I wonder what sort of knock-on effect granting this patent would have for the likes of Steam for example - especially in light of the current German court case pending regarding the resale of digital copies of games on the Steam platform...?
"Betelgeuse's outer arc will crash into it in just five thousand years and the red star itself will follow, around 12,500 years later"
... so not worth staying up late to watch then ...
“Apple’s continual improvement is thanks to both the iPhone 5 and older models attracting various customer groups," said Parlato, "from repeat Apple buyers, first time smartphone buyers and those coming from other smartphone brands”.
... so pretty much every group that bought a smartphone then?
My money is on them revealing mobile apps for Facebook that actually work...
Re: Whatever the product, this will not entice me
"That's no pub. It's a wine bar"
(with apologies to the late Alec Guiness)
Whether or not it works better than Siri is irrelevant. Until voice activation can work with 100% accuracy 100% of the time for 100% of its users it will remain nothing more than a curiosity and a toy ... on any device or platform.
It's obvious ...
Until someone actually went out and bought a Surface tablet they didn't have to worry. Now that they've actually *sold* one they're taking a much firmer line ...
"answering one researcher's query with the less-than-scientific term "bullshit.""
... so it passed the Turing test then
Re: Annual remake?
Sure that shouldn't be iMax?
Re: Would it be entered...
You owe me a new keyboard. Where do I send the invoice?
Re: Magic Beans you say
Yep ... definitely am. Why, do you want a toke?
Re: iFail using LOOSER
@Self-evidently: *ahem* G.W.Bush *cough*
... people in glass houses and all that ...
Jim Booth wrote: "Is the US Patent Office ran by people who decide simply by rolling one of those yes no balls?"
Well, they're certainly rolling (and smoking by the looks of it) something ...
... can I have some?
And we pay our license fee because?
Fucking hell BBC ... get a grip!
Maybe they should leave well alone.
Whilst I find it a very capable tool, it's purpose is, and has always been, to create small blocks of code that perform a single, simple function - not to develop a huge, full-on application consisting of thousands of lines of code. Surely we have much better languages already to achieve this, and as BlueGreen stated above, all this will do is further bloat the language and lead to more abuse of what it's original intended use.
... or as many collisions seen in precicely 24 hours of traffic around L'Arc de Triomphe.
"No, I'm Sparticle"
"I'm Sparticle, and so is my wife!"
... ok, ok ... I'm going...
Try here: http://www.idquantique.com/true-random-number-generator/products-overview.html
IIRC the RNG for ERNIE (the premium bond computer) is a physical RNG. The old version I saw used two drilled spinning disks that were at a large potential difference. The time between electrons jumping from one disc to the other (visible as arcing) was used to generate the random digits.
Damn, I can only upvote your most insightful and humorous post once. Many beers for you instead sirrah.
You forgot to factor in R&D, software development, etc. etc. They're where the lions share of the cost comes into play.
Indeed. The truncheon-fondlers should instead, just beat the living shit out of the little foul mouthed scrotes with aforementioned truncheons to teach them some manners.
that is all.
Raphael Bousso, from the University of California Berkeley, told the Catholic News Service that what should be a generally hostile universe might "appear rather carefully tuned to us at first sight".
"Naively it looks like somebody was playing with a lot of dials and turning them exactly to the right places to end up with this large, complex-rich set of phenomena that we see when we look out the window and that, from a scientist's point of view, is a very bizarre situation to be faced with," he said.
... or, you know, perhaps, just maybe ... the fact that the Universe has been around for many billions of years before us and we evolved within it's confines means that rather than it being tuned just especially for US more that we're especially attuned to IT. After all, if our environment were completely hostile to us, we wouldn't have even got out of the starting blocks.
One of the best in a long, long time...
"You mean you don't like the ribbon? It's new!"
"I don't care if it's new – I can't find anything!"
"Sure you can, it's all in the ribbon – somewhere. It's a game software designers like to play with people."
How so very true...
So funny I think a little wee even came out.
... yes, it's the one with the depends in the pocket.
Cats are, and always have been, anti-social little buggers...
Whilst I'm all for protecting the average Joe/Julie Bloggs this, to me at least, sounds like the start of a VERY slippery slope...
Freedom? We've heard of it...
Now will someone PLEASE pass the mind bleach????
You know, it's funny ...
... but I buy loads of indie titles that have no DRM at all and am quite happy to fork over cash for them.
I also buy lots of AAA titles via Steam, Direct2Drive, etc.
... however, I haven't bought an Ubisoft title that has this idiotic, overbearing, intrusive and completely pointless DRM embedded, and frankly I never will do so.
It's a real shame since I was looking forward to Assassins Creed Revelations later this year ... looks like I won't be getting it after all ... unless that is Ubisoft stops treating its paying customers like criminals.
It collided with Podia and they annihilated one another ...
The big problem with that ...
The real big problem though is that Climate Change / Global Warming has now become such a quasi-religious ground for so many loons that the chances of getting any real, unbiased science out of any area remotely related with the subject is almost nil. Even those scientists performing real, unbiased research are likely to find themselves subject to the ravings of those who refuse to see anything other than their own rabid view of the subject when it comes to peer reviews of their documents.
... flame because ... well, we'll need to keep warm somehow when the next ice age comes knocking (soon if you believe the research...)
It's not the phone I tell ya...
Let's look at the empirical evidence:
... it's the letter 'C' that'll get us all ... we should ban it forthwith, and that way we'll all be _ompletely _lear of the threat of _an_er.
"Seriously, how many publishers have quit making PC games because they can't make a prophet?"
Well, John Carmack and Peter Molyneux notwithstanding, I'm not aware of any software company that has played host to the second coming...
It's all about long term return on investment. (Emphasis on long term)
The laws of supply and demand dictacte that as demand for a finite resource increases, so the price will rise.
Since there are only a finite number of shares knocking around for Apple stock, and because Apple are a successful company, the price of each share rises. Thus, people want to get in, betting on the fact that Apple will continue to be successful and therefore the value of their stockholding will increase.
Think about it ... if you'd bought $1000 of Apple stock in 2001 ($22/share on January 18th 2001), it would now be worth around $15.940 ($350.7/share today) .. not a bad ROI.
(Wished I'd invested all those years ago now ...)
Sort of like BT workmen then when they're digging up my street...