Re: Out of interest...
Who are you to why anyone is "supposed" to be there?
5794 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Who are you to why anyone is "supposed" to be there?
Much of the crap is people feeling they must share their opinions about everything they disagree with.
Generally speaking, companies invest in developing AI for some purpose. They don't want a genuine 'alive' AI but to simulate human intelligence to solve certain problems. Academics on the other hand are keen on creating a genuine mind, but lack the resources both in terms of money and skill as computer programmers.
I other words, companies focus on artificial intelligence, academics on artificially creating a real intelligence.
So a company which can invest considerable financial resources in pure AI research "just because" IS likely to make big leaps from anything we've yet accomplished.
If you set up your document in sections this is minimised. No idea who that specific case IS handled though, it doesn't sound like there is a perfect solution.
Good point LDS (although you do get the online stuff as well, which IS like G-Apps).
If you post "Windows" or "Microsoft" and your post doesn't include incredibly obvious derogatory comments, the idiots downvote without even bothering to read. e.g "I hate Windows but X is actually quite good" is far too unbiased for the kind of person who views an operating system choice as a religious matter.
I don't know about simultaneously as in all 5 typing at the exact same time, but 5 people potentially working on the same document day-in-day-out isn't uncommon. One project I work on has a 500-page operator manual which has to be updated as features are added/removed - with about 10 developers multi-edit is useful.
Why is a document with 200 pages harder to read on a small screen than one with 5 pages?
If only there was a way to make what you see on the screen bigger.
Not to mention that there is prior art in fitting a whole page of a document on a device even smaller than an iPad without problems for the viewer. It's called a book - move the iPad closer to your face than your laptop is, you utter imbecile. Who sits with their iPad at arm's length?
Good well-thought out reply rm. If you want to write stuff railing on MS without risking people pointing out how fallacious your claims are, head over to WordPress and start a blog. But be sure to turn comments off, lest someone disagrees with you. The added benefit is that nobody will read it.
Who said you would be using your iPad for that purpose - this allows you to create and edit files but doesn't mean they think it's a substitute for a proper W8 computer ;)
Also, if they have a great touch interface (a big if) I wouldn't bet on it being unusable although that's personal preference a lot - I don't find reading a page on my iPad to be a problem as long as it is sensibly zoomed and laid out.
SaaS isn't a MS obsession. It's a general IT obsession MS are jumping on to
It's very cool from the tech/sci-fi angle, that much is true. Claiming it is "helping the world" is a bit much but I don't particularly think private companies have a corporate responsibility TO help the world. It's great when they do, but it's also great when massive companies are happy to invest in long-term, far-fetched projects. No reason they can't do both.
Is driving over debris in the road fast enough force it through the bodywork common? It sounds like it would be dangerous in a petrol fuelled car too.
Yes but fashion is subjective. Many people thing the Segway is cool... and as long as those people have the money to buy one, it doesn't matter what the rest think.
Don't be silly. Linux was released in final 1.0 form and then never ever needed any changes.
Since plugins serve a genuine use-case, it's not at all surprising some web-based projects need them. Typically, web-pages requiring plugins are a sign of something that perhaps shouldn't be a website in the first place, but there ARE legitimate uses.
Menus AND resizeable windows. OMG, it's like Windows XP.
It's not YOUR money. It stops being yours as soon as you give it to the friendly folks at HMRC.
An Eastenders Diner Dash game actually sounds quite a good idea.
You know something about MS' Android plan you want to share?
Isn't it a bit embarrassing for a Linux user to be contacting support in the first place?
How does such a flawed analogy get so many upvotes? You don't pay for "gallons" of data, you pay for access to a pipe which can dispense X gallons/minutes. In a petrol station this would be like paying per minute for as much fuel as you could get out of the pump.
And you do realise that your local Yodel delivery boy isn't Yodel, or that one parcel is meaningless statistically?
I hope you make sure to send Amazon proper complaints every time something like this happens because that's the only way they would realise if one delivery company really is consistently below par. It costs them money after all.
Yodel is not part of Amazon customer service. Customer service are the people who fix the problems Yodel introduce.
Amazon, FirstDirect are notable exceptions
Or so I was told when I looked into it after buying a used iPad with a cracked screen for testing purposes. I was told Apple will simply swap your device for a new one (possibly even the newer model) for some fixed fee and then send the old one off (to be repaired, recycled, who knows).
Can anyone corroborate or refute this?
This whole thing for fitness functionality seems to ignore the fact most of the Western world is fat and lazy (myself included)
Or are such features akin to gyms offering cheap deals in January for 12-month memberships, knowing it makes them money but will never be used?
This is my big concern. When I looked into various DaaS providers they all seemed very expensive compared to using something like EC2. It didn't seem like it would take long to have paid more than a physical PC would cost - presumably my needs don't align well with their business cases though.
This isn't true. I've been looking into such technologies and been disappointed that while you can get DaaS, with a few niche exceptions 3D rendering was simply not provided.
It's not for everyone but definitely a powerful tool - for instance I create powerful 3D-simulators for business users who typically run basic business laptops, maybe even 5-year old business laptops with terrible onboard graphics chipsets.
This kind of approach means that rather than tell them they have to get brand new PCs for every user, I can provide an alternative.
What about those caps with the little propellors on top. FREE WIND ENERGY. And if you lower your head and run around, you can generate additional power FOR FREE.
"As for the rest of us we could try reading a map before we begin our drive."
Or put your destination in the sat-nav BEFORE setting off, by the same token.
The people that dumb are almost certainly the people already texting while driving anyway.
But if you don't want a massive system, you can buy a smaller one. For £300 - not £1500.
For the same reasons as the reviewer, we went for a soundbar by Philips - a full home theatre isn't of interest but TV speakers are sucky. We got the same kind of improvement in experience for £200.
The speech clarity is the biggest boon, although it's not perfect. It totally failed to help in the latest Riddick film because his voice is so deep, but luckily not being able to tell what he was saying in no way detracted from the film.
6.22 was amazing!
>>Just imagine an operating system 100% compatible with Windows, but without all the useless crap added in the newer versions?
Like performance and security features - yeah what a waste of time.
Another article I read claimed this phone DID let you take pictures and then alter the focus in the built-in apps. El Reg seems to be claiming it doesn't (yet)?
If you* want to be a dirty little thief, why bother going to that trouble when you could just find a ripped copy online?
*the hypothetical you, obviously.
12Gb on a graphics card.
Can someone convert this thing's likely real-world performance to units I can understand, like approximate number of i7 CPUs for general computation or something?
FF is a slow behemoth these days which is a shame as it used to be my favourite. I'd rather use IE10/11 than FF but Chrome is the best (if you don't have privacy hangups) although it too is succumbing to some early middle-aged spread :)
But he hasn't done those things.
But only on the basis it's crap these days. And I never realised I was supposed to tell people I was boycotting it.
Because obviously two people couldn't think you're an idiot.
Office, Chrome and I assume Libre & FF all support print-to-PDF natively.
I'd still recommend Acrobat because my motivation isn't to show how tech-savvy I am, but to provide standard tools people will have heard of.
As for "if you were up to date you'd know firefox has a PDF renderer already built in" yeah great so does Chrome. Often, links to PDFs open directly in the browser and this is pretty great. But then sometimes they demand you download the file and I don't want to be opening local files with my browser.
Also - I am up to date. That's why I don't use FF anymore.
I can't see why The Gimp is a standard tool to install, it's a bit specialist and not very easy to use. Paint.NET is better if you actually need something, but I doubt you do.
NotePad++ would definitely get my vote.
I'd say use MSE rather than Avast.
Surely Acrobat Reader is a requirement?
Not sure on why bother with FF and Chrome, I'd say pick one as an IE alternative personally.
AdBlock possibly makes sense but not script-blockers because it sounds like your target users will not know what's going on when pages don't work properly.
Ah yes, the smack in the face that you would never dare deliver yourself but hope to live vicariously through.
>>No, but I do. Hope I can still get them without Glasshole circuitry.
Is this your entry for "stupid comment of 2014"?
Little engineer wage slaves in their protected environment. Safely isolated from the rest of the world and able to pontificate about how "marketing is a waste of time" and "engineering is all that matters", totally unaware that without the marketing department they would be out of a job. Occasionally, a talented nerd will come up with an idea for a new product and bravely let go of mummy employer's hand to set up on their own, only to realise that actually building the code is only about 10% of the work needed to create and sell their software - messing about with SEO, adwords, etc.
Marketing may not be to our taste but it makes a difference. Get your heads out of your cubicles.
Is Bob STILL banging on about that? He's a one trick pony.