I was rubbed down by a lady who wore a genuine sharkskin glove
6106 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Get two sharks. Sandpaper one of them.
Getting volunteers to sandpaper a shark (obviously using wet'n'dry) might be tricky though.
Did you have a choice to buy it without Kinect before? If you don't want kinect, it is a price reduction to the consumer regardless what it saves the producer.
I think it's a shame developers aren't pushing the Kinect aspect for games. Previously PS3/XB360 developers had a tough choice, most people didn't have motion-sensitive controllers so requiring them was taking a big risk, whereas on the WII you knew it was there and could build around that foundation.
Personally, proper motion-controlled games are a real new lease of live when done well, in sports games mainly. Obviously, gratuitously forcing it for every game is silly but a console with guaranteed Kinect sounded like a wonderful opportunity to push things forward. But presumably having to release on other platforms still acts as a "lowest common denominator" anchor - you want to develop a motion-control-only game, not try and tack on motion-control (or game pad support) for another platform.
>>The Xbox One still has a 50% power deficiet over the PS4, and every game to date has ended up vastly inferior on XB1... Nothing will change that for the next 8 years, specs are set in stone, DX12 and driver improvements will maybee claw back 1% at best, and Sony can do the same...
What utter garbage. Punters don't buy based on CPU MHz and consoles have never been about raw power otherwise everyone would buy PCs instead. The PS2 and XBox were not evenly matched and the PS2 architecture was notoriously difficult to program for well (I worked at a game developer in this era).
That you think better drivers can only claw back 1% performance increase at best, is a good indicator of how much you know about these things - drivers can be totally transformational depending how good the original ones are.
Are you tied to only accessing your email from one PC?
When I pick up a prescription for my wife I walk and say "I'm here for Mrs. JDX". I don't have her prescription or proof of ID other than being asked to confirm her address.
Paper prescriptions do seem remarkably antiquated really. Being able to walk into any pharmacy and they can see it would be good, as would your chosen default pharmacy automatically fulfilling your prescription.
Both UK and US governments allow you to pay additional tax if you wish so "as much as possible" would be "all of it".
On feature phones the hardware and the software are not separate. Each model comes with specific software embedded.
You can see a big difference between £5 and £50 sunglasses though just as you can tell the difference between a S5 and a £100 Android phone even when they're turned off.
Great counter-argument. Laser discs didn't make it but CDs and DVDs and other optical media did. Glass is a similar earlier forerunner of wearable tech. Saying Glass won't make it is a fair point, saying that this is the same as wearables not taking off is asinine.
£20 isn't exactly overpriced in the grand scheme of things.
Please John, tell us about your industry expertise as a recognised analyst with a proven track record, rather than an arse who is pulling numbers out of the air to fit the conclusion they want to support?
I was going to make a scathing remark about supposed IT experts being so out of touch that they dismiss something which is clearly going to be huge, but then even industry leaders consistently fail to predict what seems utterly obvious in hindsight (the famous Bill Gates mis-quote for example).
Stop being so unbelievably arrogant as to think that because you don't find a prototype product immediately useful, that the concept won;t be of interest to the wider market.
But I'm wasting my words. I'm talking to the community who though the iPad would never take off and that tablets were just a gimmick, and (IIRC) that touch-screen phones would not replace physical keypads.
Lots of people like to measure their heartrate while in the gym or exercising - apps that plot your run/cycle route and give you a graph of speed, bpm at every point.
So probably a useful thing to have.
Although shame you can't plug straight into 3.5mm somehow.
Even without... trying to figure out which the hell bus you should take even in a small town can be confusing.
You only have to look up - the sky is nearly all black!
Those experimental physicists are not well-known for their cowboy attitude to measurements.
Asking people means each of them has the choice what to tell you, it's not the same as the information being freely accessible.
Nah. Ownership will be OK but using them in public areas will be banned. Cops will all have interceptor drones used to take yours out of the sky :)
Who did you have to call when you were 10?
Only a couple of steps away from iPad. Literally.
ANY software that's web-based can change design at any time whether you pay or not.
But then, so can desktop software - you can refuse to update to the newer version but that really is only a short-term protest until you give in or stop using the software, because you not only miss out on bug-fixes and new features but may likely find the server stops supporting your client version at some point.
"Look identical across a variety of screen sizes" and "function across a variety of screen sizes" are entirely different things. Separating content from layout is what CSS has been doing for the last decade.
You know, like how gmail.com works on your desktop and your mobile - it's the same code but it looks different.
It is sane... most users are happy with it so as a default it is acceptable. I don't see any unintended consequences - the thread is an entity not an individual email message so if I delete the thread, it is deleted.
That threads you deleted come back when a new reply is received is a little weirder but better than having orphaned messages I reckon. And the fact deleted messages are so easy to find and undelete makes it moot in most cases.
I missed that bit - I saw a photo of a USB port and mention of USB and thought it was some funky USB device.
From trying to do this in the past, you ran into issues that recording slowed everything down. Does external hardware remove that problem... how exactly does it get what's on your screen though?
Maybe this is a 2002 problem and display architecture is different now.
Mozilla is a company who wants to make money, not some charitable foundation trying to make the world a better place. Only an open-source browser not driven by a commercial entity can be free from commercial considerations.
I prefer that version!
I am actually seeing lots of old stuff like original Dr. Who, Bottom, etc but "old stuff" is a pretty wide category :)
Yeah they are similar to Amazon in that free trial means free trial, not making it as hard as possible to quit so you end up staying subscribed.
Uno is what we use. Very good - it is supposed to cost £2/month which is worth it IMO but by tweeting about the service every couple of months they keep giving us free service.
Don't use a VPN, use something decent instead.
I'd love to hear exactly what part of giving away free OS which companies have used to make $billions is evil.
Yeah right and Android has magic MP3 powers.
Hilariously, some of the more timeless classic rap is stuff like Will Smith SummerTime!
Absolute junk based on what?
So in 3 years the company value has quintupled from 0.6bn to 3.2bn?
I was with you until that last sentence.
>>That explains why even strong pro-Windows websites like TheRegister
Also, El Reg is one of least pro-Windows websites I visit. I suppose to Linuxtards used to visiting sites like BallmerBlowsGoats.org, sites who objectively report on Windows and Linux are massively pro-MS but that's only in comparison.
It also only measures computers which go on the internet, and are turned on. Noscript is not a common plugin (in terms of market share not absolute numbers) so the skew is within tolerable margins, certainly not enough to materially affect their findings.
Can anyone confirm that AdBlockers do block analytics tools?
How would you tell it had been hacked?
Forcing journalists to take their own photos can't be good for the end product. Unless it's a myth perpetuated by photographers that photography is hard, which I a very much doubt, this seems like a boss saying "my nephew did some graphic design at 6th form, lets pay him £5/hour instead of hiring an expensive graphic designer".
Don't you pronounce it in a Scottish way, or possibly the North-Eastern "H'away"?
Then they call make special high-performance models under the product name Baker.
Netflix is reasonably small-fry but you really don't want to tangle with companies like Amazon & Google - even aside from their massive clout what's the bet the telecomms companies rely on services like EC2?
This kind of functionality comes for free in Lumia phones - full GPS satnav with no data connection required. And I know you can get the same on iOS apps so presumably the big-name apps are on Android too.
You might have to pay £2 but unless you're totally cheap or ideologically opposed to paying for software...