4548 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Quake, iD, Doom.
Quake Live is pretty good ;)
I didn't happen to have a PC it would run on properly since it basically required a 3DGPU (ah the days of 3dfx) - on my PC it actually did dithering to do colour shading in software!
Re: Smacks of self congratulations
It doesn't feel sponsored, it feels like the writer actually cared about what they were writing about. Probably not very common so you can be forgiven the confusion, but to me the tone was of a writer genuinely blown away by the tech.
Your loss then.
Re: Do people really want a smart watch?
I don't see the attraction but then it was questioned whether touch-screen phones and tablets were really worthwhile, and look how that turned out. If someone can crack a compelling product, maybe we'll all have to eat our words.
"Meanwhile, millions of streams gets them a few thousand dollars. Not like radio at all."
A million people listening to your song on the radio in the UK gets you something like £100.
Even managed to lose records showing how many records were lost
A Douglas Adams-esque piece of foolishness (see Mostly Harmless & the Grebulons).
I wonder if Surface would have had half a chance if they WEREN'T also selling Surface Pro... Surface sounds a credible alternative as a pure tablet but why would you get one when you could get a Pro that is far more versatile?
What WAS that shute for... an anti-spinning aid maybe? Loved how at high altitude you could see it dangling as there wasn't enough air to support it.
Also, nice lense flares! But what was with the stuttery video on the descent - recording issues or encoding/editing?
Re: Very Nice. @JDX
That's exactly what I mean Don, the period is far longer so it's not like you're landing on something which is jittering on every wave, the motion is regular and predictable and slow. The deck will not suddenly buck as you touch down.
I din't claim the ship wouldn't move, that would be daft.
Curvy screen... why?
The article didn't appear to explain what the point is, what benefit it offers or problem it solves.
Does anyone know?
also combines the mechanical stabilisation technology found in the Lumia 920
Hang on, so this is actually packing tech NOT on the 808 and is therefore even better?
Re: Very Nice.
Aircraft carriers do not "bob up and down". And one assumes human pilots don't land in storm conditions either?
You know... I did drop a decent stack of cash on my Google Nexus.
My Windows PC cost more than your phone, but that doesn't mean if someone takes a website offline I can complain I paid money for it. Your handset and your apps are different things - this isn't like Nokia removing free satnav which is effectively part of the phone.
At least I don't think it is... not an Android user. Is all this an Android app or actually part of the OS?
Re: No led?
One imagines builders have proper torches...
Re: You are the Product.... Just accept it
You do realise it was a totally free service and you have absolutely no right to complain if they turn it off?
You're the kind of person who I could buy a drink for every night in the pub, and then when one day I tell you I won't buy you any more, bad-mouths me to your friends.
"hold the hands" of dole claimants
That's probably a good thing, a huge proportion of the UK population are not ready for such an online system, and by their very nature, those on the dole would tend to be in that proportion (speaking statistically).
Re: Just maybe...
Or maybe the spying projects are in just as bad shape, which should cheer you up at least.
"Hey look at that ambitious multi-tasker"
Re: No expandable storage
Why are you wanting to use a £600 phone as a thumbdrive replacement?
Maybe they'll do a 64Gb version, if this is the super-top-end model.
Boring without Eadon
I never found out what happened... was there any announcement or did he stop posting suddenly?
Re: Same old, same old...
Your friend didn't like WP? Oh no, quick call MS. Clearly nobody ever disliked Android or iPhones enough to return them.
Re: No expandable storage
If only you could connect it to your laptop with a $2 USB cable....
32Gb is big for a digital camera, thousands of pictures. If you're into photography enough to buy this, you will probably take a laptop with you on holiday to review them.
And of course, on holiday you never get wifi, in every coffee shop or hotel or bar you visit.
Re: What are they selling?
"IF you really need a goood camera, why cant you just buy one and have the rest of the phone as a separate entity?"
If you need to do email, why can't you just buy a laptop?
If you want to listen to music, why don't you buy a separate MP3 player?
... just because you don't want a multi-function device doesn't mean nobody else does. Camera is one of the most widely used functions on phones, so clearly people value the ability to take pictures on a phone. A phone that can actually take GOOD pictures is therefore not a bad call.
Re: Reassuringly expensive?
It could do well - it's not going to be the new iPhone but they sell other handsets so having a specialist phone for the large number of people who like taking photos might be worth it.
We'll have to wait and see.
Sounds bloody expensive.
Every site like this is constantly suffering a high volume of attempted logins...
Re: you're an idiot....
If you eat more food than your body needs, you will store it as fat. So some people's metabolism is more efficient at extracting calories from food: those people just have to eat less.
Great, now tell that to the person whose correct calorific intake is 500 calories less than their brain/stomach reckons they need to avoid starvation. Tell them it's simple, they just have to be permanently hungry to avoid putting on weight.
He may be the idiot, but you're the jerk.
Are you saying that a problematic thyroid gland can cause you to metabolize fat from air?
Because, y'know, the dear old (calories in - calories out) equation is at least consistent with things like thermodynamics and conservation of energy.
Oh look, you did GCSE physics and think you understand biology. And I suppose if you hang by your arms this doesn't count as exercise because you're not moving?
You never considered that if you eat 1000 calories and only require 500, your body might not use the excess but dump them, whereas his body might hold onto every calorie regardless of requirement?
Your weight gain is strictly governed by calories in - calories out, but neither of those values is what you think it is.
Re: I'm guessing the software is not the point to this device.
"Really - what else is it about? People come in all different sizes but it is pretty clear if someone is 'big' or 'fat'."
There are numerous medical and genetic conditions which make people put on weight very easily, and lose it with great difficulty.
Or in simpler terms for the dumbos... you never saw a teenager who can eat a bag of doughnuts every day and not gain weight? It must be patently obvious that two people can have the same daily routine and eat the same things and one will gain weight while the other doesn't, because you see it all the time.
Seriously? GPU acceleration for spreadsheets with a few thousand rows? Considering someone wrote a 3D renderer for Excel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeXISSrIaJA) that runs on old hardware, this seems ludicrous.
Re: Is it really 100% green
100% offset is a better term perhaps but it's still an achievement. Note that in places like Nevada, they probably need more electricity during the day than at night, since they use A/C in the sun rather than heating in the dark.
Of course it's viable. As long as only a few % of the nation's (or state's if they don't have a national grid?) energy is produced this way, it is perfectly viable. The problem only comes if a large proportion of energy generation is done this way.
However, while old-fashioned power stations can't be dialled up/down at the flick of a switch, at least SOME of them must be able to run on a 24-cycle where they ramp up for dark hours. Gas and Nuclear for example,
And, if more power is needed during the day than at night, stuff like this helps existing power stations run at a more level output.
Cost and tools
Which phone OS do you need to learn a new programming language for? C++, Java and Objective-C are all normal languages on the target platforms they're used for.
In fact, as a software developer rather than a web-developer, I WOULD have to learn a new programming language!
Also... is £100/year really a big issue for anyone doing this professionally?
Fighting MS? Hardly
MS isn't targeting the ultra low-cost end of the market. FF's main competition is Android for that market share - it's really a separate market and global market share 12st/2nd/3rd place is a little meaningless.
Re: If they are clever...
Cost of rent and staff IS offset from taxable profit you dummy. It's the cornerstone of how company taxation works, the least controversial aspect of the whole thing.
Is it still playable?
Is there an easy way to play the original PC version, an emulator or a web-based port or something? I'd be interested in PoP2, I never heard of that and personally the fighting was my favourite bit!
Re: TN Screen? That's not at all premium..
Yeah, maybe you should try it.
Re: Well I wish...
Spending £650m is WHY they will have no profit...
using it in the bath ... probably wouldn’t figure in my usage regime
You might be surprised. A tablet is a perfect solution to those who want to watch TV in the bath!
I'm not so impressed with the battery, but the weight is very impressive.
Otherwise known as 0.03% of c... that's shit.
Genuine question, what does Yahoo do these days? What products does it offer?
Re: Reboot reboot sequel reboot
T2 was a brilliant film and T1 didn't shut the story at all... it's about time travel after all!
As for Independence Day... I'm with you on that. I loved the film because it didn't try to be too serious, but surely it's not enough of a classic to need a sequel after all these years?
Re: Terminator *5*??
3 was very much a remake of 2 - mindless action and a few new bits. Nothing special but an OK dumb blockbuster.
4 was very different, they finally took the film into the world of the war against the machines, which personally I'd always wanted ever since seeing the clips of the robots in the first films.
But none of them were reboots, just sequels. A reboot suggests starting right at the beginning again in which case why have Arnie not some new hunk?
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