Re: quad-core and 512Mb RAM as standard now?
That was definitely worth writing in response to a 1-char typo.
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That was definitely worth writing in response to a 1-char typo.
That is good news. I keep thinking about upgrading my 610 (WP7.8) to a 620 but it seems I'd be better waiting a little longer.for one of these, or for the prices on the 720 to drop as a result.
Note these are still "Nokia Lumia" - do we have an official announcement what the brand will be once the sale goes through? MS Lumia? Windows Lumia? WindowsPhone?
Since uptake has been so poor, MS are actually in the position they can make fairly bold changes quite easily, which is definitely unusual.
Only by people who simply see A has X, B doesn't have X and count that as a down-mark, irregardless of what X is and if it is useful...
Based on outside appearance and weight, desktop PCs today are pretty much identical to an old Pentium 90. Surely the whole point of a tablet is the minimalist design, and it's what's on the inside that matters as long as the outer case is half-decent?
Just like when you're not wearing the lenses then.
Wireless power akin to wireless phone charging?
Charged through blinking?
No, you are totally missing the point. OKCupid are using their website to launch a campaign against a company, because someone who works there holds views they don't like.
A comparable thing for FF to have done would be to show a popup "This site has been linked to homosexual activity. Mozilla does not condone homosexual acts and accepts no responsibility if you choose to continue viewing this site".
Don't let your personal bias against other people's bias distort the facts. A company is not the CEO. He is allowed personal views. Arguably, one company attacking another company is grounds for a lawsuit, in the US at least.
>>So, OKCupid is entitled to their views and they're not *forcing* them on anyone, just asking people to change behaviour.
Not the same thing. He is personally against gay marriage. They are using their company product and brand to advertise their views. How would you feel if Firefox took a public "anti gay" stance?
8% of people who have used their site are in gay marriages? That sounds hard to believe, since even among the minority of gay people, only a minority in relationships are married...
Lots of people use FB to discuss their real life, hobbies and interests with their real-life friends. But of course you realise that, you wouldn't be making generalisations about a platform which allows people to use it in however serious or fatuous a way they wish.
Though they tend to slip in without too much fanfare, and often rely on browser HTML5 support. For instance copy-pasting images from the clipboard was a massive boon that was sorely missed compared to Outlook, and the inline resize-image thing is pretty neat. Also drag-dropping attachments to new emails, and previewing attachments on received email in the browser.
GMail is the one web-app that really genuinely replaces a rich desktop application in my eyes, so many are "good enough" but GMail is probably the best thing Google have done.
Obviously there are good uses for it, but grrrrr.
Maybe it's great, but MUST you encourage people to use their phones without headphones?
This is a rather more elaborate attempt than the weaponised Apple article, I'll give you that...
If you sharpened the edges on an iPad or MacBook Air, Oriza style (Stephen King reference) they could be quite formidable.
AI is a very broad umbrella term... generally it includes everything about instilling learning or simulated intelligence. Which as you correctly point out Charles, are utterly different.
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.
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.
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.