4814 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Re: It's a slippery slope down that rabbithole
And then when you eventually get to that point, you can actually do some work on your PC.
Re: Not fair
And yet camouflage is still used even on armoured vehicles.
Many businesses use such locks, this isn't just about homes.
As for why... the humble key was not originally chosen because it's the best possible way of securing a lock. It was chosen because at the time, it was the best solution afforded by modern technology. Assuming an old solution must be better than a new one is as bad as assuming a modern solution is better than a old one.
Re: LASER not laser
>>It really should be L.A.S.E.R. though
As long as you're going to do it that way when you speak as well (El. Eh. Ess. Ee. Ar)...
Typical Linuxtard. UI is not considered functionality.
A Raspberry Pi is about 10X more powerful than the PCs Win3.11 used to run on. Perhaps troll-hunters might take on some trivial computer knowledge.
Forget the privacy implications
It would just be hilarious watching people getting freaked out when a bin shouts "Hi Dave, bored of your iPhone?"
She sold 5% of her holding. How is that news?
Re: fingerprint scanner?
Seems a bit pointless. Remembering a password/pin is something people are used to doing.
For business users I can see it has uses, even banking, but to get their support would involve a lot of work (I assume).
So it sounds like rather a gimmick to me.
Re: Reality show producers wet dream
>>Why would anyone even consider being sent to a barren planet.....
I don't know. Maybe you could ask one of the people who dedicated their lives to visiting the moon. Or those people who settled in the USA a few centuries back.
I think it's called having a pioneer spirit...
>>Just make sure non of them are religious. Last thing we need to export to Mars is religious ignorance.
Or intolerant douchebags...
No you moron, they are people who are so keen to visit Mars that they are willing to be TV 'celebrities'.
Someone I live with is applying so I actually know a little about it - typical BB contestants would not get through as they all have to pass scrutiny as suitable for the trip before they can be voted for inclusion.
>>Most people who wear glasses would pay NOT to wear them.
Clearly they wouldn't, otherwise LASIK would be far more common. Any professional working person can afford laser treatment if they really want to... I did because I really was prepared to pay not to wear glasses, but most people are not.
Re: @Don Jefe - Sounds Reasonable
Because obviously people on an IT forum are the ones we'd ask what constitutes fashion.
Re: no way
How interesting. I'm sure some people baulked at the idea of carrying a phone with them all the time too.
The whole "it looks dorky" argument is really pretty dumb. In large metropolitan centres like London/New York/LA/Tokyo, people wear far weirder things every day. It looks dumb people walking around with masks on their faces but they still do it. Half the T-shirts with slogans on look dumb. Punk haircuts, tattoos on faces and most body piercings strike me as idiotic but people don't really care what I think.
Giving a free trial of software to get people using it is hardly a new idea.
Re: I remember when
I'm so,so tired of people trying to manipulate me into their tech eco-system or trying to monetize my every waking fucking move.
Diddums. They're not trying to manipulate you. They're of the opinion that if they put thousands of man-days into a project, they should be able to recoup that money.
It's terrible how you're being manipulated into using it for free while someone else foots the bill.
Not TOO bothered
If it's once a day I guess that's OK although it will presumably suck for anyone who blocks cookies? I have ad-blocker on my main PC but on the iPad the existing ads are only moderately irritating.
More worrying is the data usage for mobile users, surely.
Re: too lazy
It does seem a bit contrary to their normal focus but maybe it's a new area so they're starting as low-tech as possible?
Re: Problem with this idea...
Your typical Linux user is probably wise to this. But what about all the Linux users who like to boast about how they installed Linux for their mum/gran, and how they were able to use it despite being a computer ignoramus?
And what about businesses who decide they will make all the receptionists and so on use Linux to save on costs?
Such people are just as clueless whichever OS they run.
I would suggest Linux probably has a smaller percentage of stupid users...
But by far the largest proportion of overly arrogant users
Re: When you're dying ...
If I run a company and I have products to sell. If someone else makes a free alternative, giving my product away is not a sensible business practice. LibreOffice isn't paying the salaries of tens of thousands of people.
You misunderstand the term trolling then. Unless you think it should be illegal for me to pretend to hold a view I don't, or to an express a view I do just to spark controversy.
Re: Excellent .....
At least the Linuxtards are very easy to avoid, as they generally hang out in their bedrooms.
So you want a way to share information for cool and "useful" purposes but you don't want anyone to be able to access the shared data?
Apple's four nearest rivals ... all grew at least more than twice the market rate.
They had a space to grow into...
Never knew that
Now when I run into the common scenario that I can't remember my password but Chrome can on one of my PCs, I can actually get the darn thing back.
Re: Because we don't all simply get to choose where we live?
You're forgetting the demographic of this site. Children don't get to say where they live. But then they also don't contribute anything so the fact they can't torrent Breaking Bad as fast as they like isn't really getting my sympathy.
what are you planning on shoving down a pipe bigger than 10Mbps
Perhaps downloading or even uploading files for work purposes?
Perhaps downloading (non-streamed) video purchases/rentals?
Perhaps you live in a house with your family or other people in a shared house... multiple video-streams will quickly suck up 10Mbps
I was hoping they'd have recorded the song being played on Mars and beamed that back rather than played the tune in the lab. There's enough atmosphere to hear sound, right?
Re: How to fail a turing test
Except this is a year since it landed. How is that a birthday any more than me celebrating the day I emigrated to America my birthday? It's an anniversary not a birthday.
Nobody will ever be able to print a fully functional gun entirely from plastic
Ever is a long time. Machined gun barrels were once upon a time a distant dream...
Several banks use this - send you a text message with a code you have to enter to confirm the operation. Similar to the email version really but presumably a little more secure? Although whether SMS is accessible to the disabled, I have no idea.
Re: Still too expensive
Surface ... isn't a contender against the established Android infrastructure.
The apps situation tells you all you need to know about this market.
Um, the Windows infrastructure is decades older and more mature than the Android one. There are an order of magnitude (if not two) more applications available for Windows 8 than for Android and iPad combined.
Actually - can you run VMWare on Surface Pro since it features a full W8 OS? Then you can also put Linux on it...
Re: Firesale - best to wait
Windows8 on a touch device is 100X better than any Linux distro on a touch device...
Re: offer says it expires on August 29th
Given the Pro is a fully featured x86 PC in a tablet form, it's not ever going to be sold that cheaply unless a newer version replaces it.
Re: Let me know
I can't believe such a stupid comment gets so many upvotes.
Re: the Doctor can take on any form imaginable...
Um, how do you know Galifreyans can be black? Having black skin is part of the human genetic diversity. The idea that would evolve on every world with humanoids is simply ludicrous. We haven't had an oriental doctor either, so what?
The doctor is Galifreyan not human. He doesn't change race.
Time to dismount the PC hobby horse. With James Bond you have at least a small argument, here it's just daft.
It's as big a cash-in as Star Wars V & VI... disgusting.
I like my relationships like I like my source code... open
Come on you silly computer, open-source programmers don't have girlfriends.
Technically small businesses don't count as Enterprise but it would be interesting if there were a way to break down the figures based on numbers of PCs per company/location somehow. Any medium/large company - any company big enough to have an actual IT team - WILL be aware of 2014.
Re: By coincidence
MS can extend support, but at an extortionate rate for individual clients only.
Re: Techies hitting the beach perhaps...
W8's supposed to be leaner than W7 so probably would be OK if you can get driver support.
What is with the
flick the phone over twice and the camera function automatically starts up
Finally they've found a way to make camera functionality easy and intuitive to use. I'm sure Canon et al will be desperate to introduce this!
Seriously that's a stupid idea. Maybe instead, some sort of button could be used. Or just say "Open Camera".
The only neat thing I can think of is that you could flick the phone in the air, catch it and the camera is activated. A bit like twirling a 6-shooter on your finger... pointless but fun.
And I wasn't kidding about the copyright and patent issues either
Well, you shouldn't be - it's a serious issue. If I spend money designing something to sell and someone scans it and gives away the specs, this is a problem.
I see 3D printing should work something like sheet music - just because it's the music rather than a recording you still normally pay for it. Likewise if you want to make something I designed, pay me for the blueprints.
Seriously, they can't make a simple visual editor? It's 2013 for goodness' sake.
Re: Couldn't help it...
I think so too. Granted MS are a massive company with big legal guns who would terrify most under their gaze, but the companies who have signed up include some other real heavyweights. Samsung in particular is not exactly averse to spending $millions on lawsuits so this does suggest there is a real case here.
While it very well might be the case that Google Glass is unsafe for use while driving, that doesn't mean any wearable tech is. Glass can display anything like a video or a game or your email which is not a great idea. It could also display navigation apps, monitor your alertness and even detect and warn you of potential hazards before you spot them, which are great uses.
The problem is PC Plod cannot tell which you are using it for and that is a big problem. Wearable tech should maybe have to support a "I'm driving" mode to be allowed. Glass is really a prototype, there are many details to be worked out for real life use.
Have they got all the emails and social network data because companies are freely giving it to them, or through some other, cleverer route?
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