Re: Money well spent
Is Bob STILL banging on about that? He's a one trick pony.
5946 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Is Bob STILL banging on about that? He's a one trick pony.
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.
Pretty sure hipsters don't wear Oakley, do they?
I guess I "invented" this then because when I saw BBC showing Wimbledon in 3D as horizontal split-screen on regular TV, I wondered if I could get 3D by making one eye look at each half of the screen. It didn't work at all, are you saying it would've if I'd persevered?
So how does this work; does your device need to show content in a special way (e.g. left/right split-screen) or do you literally stick two lenses pointing at the same screen?
Even if most of these are commercial flops, it's nice to see people pushing in different directions. Who knows what will suddenly take off.
It is illogical to attack a product which competes against your own with arguments which can equally well be levelled at your product by the type of uneducated person who just hears something on the web and parrots it. It increases 'awareness' of criticisms generally. It's not in MS' interest to have people talking about "how interpreted languages are slow".
It's daft to call someone a MS shill for talking down Java, when the exact same ignorant arguments can be levelled at .NET (slow, interpreted, etc).
>>Come back when you understand how modern JVMs work. Wikipedia hint: JIT
To be fair, it's still not as fast as C++. The JIT evangelists claim JIT should mean Java/C# runs as fast as C++ or even faster (since it can compile for the exact CPU you're using) but I have never seen this in real life. What I have seen is that the difference in speed is not a big deal. Maybe a factor of 2 rather than a factor of 10, for doing heavy computation in a tight loop.
Nobody said it didn't support threads. But you had to create and run the threads yourself, make sure they don't fight over the same data dangerously, etc... this is the traditional model of multi-threading very similar to using threading in MFC/Win32. More modern approaches mean parallel logic can be automatically split off to threads without you having to do it, in a similar idea to how Java doesn't make you have to manage memory, but does it for you.
Are Java lambdas similar to C#/C++ - nameless functions - or something else? How exactly does this allow automatic multi-threading where doing for(Object o : collection) doesn't? And, do C# lambdas also do automatic multithreading?
So says someone who either hasn't used Java since 2000, or hasn't updated their learning since then. Java's performance is not matter for subjective opinion, it can be measured directly.
Java is not as fast as C++ for bare algorithm implementation comparison. But it is NOT "miles slower" and the difference in speed between Java and Ruby is far greater than the difference between C++ and Java.
I speak not just as a programmer, but one with experience in the world of competitive coding contests where you are given a limited time for your code to process input data and return a result, where language performance is a big deal. Rather than quoting middle-management "I read Java was slow because it's interpreted" levels of misinformation.
Well argued. People on W7 aren't going to find [m]any games require DX12 for a long long time, unless MS sponsor a few showcase titles. W8-only features WILL drive some extra uptake of the OS and there's not really a great deal of point adding new stuff to an older OS. It sends mixed messages.
As for Mantle - a vendor-specific technology is not a good plan. Even nVidia's PhysX has struggled,
Since it supports XBox too, they will.
Also, game-tech has historically pushed the industry. And it will take time to be adopted widely so it may well be W9 before a big shift is seen - loads of people still work with DX9.
Hand-winding a watch every day may be a slight inconvenience but it takes moments and you can keep the watch on, and do it anywhere. Having to take your watch off for an hour or 3 every day is a whole other issue. You'd get use to it but it is certainly inconvenient.
Yeah, but it's not. And nobody is changing that - we're still working with horrible CSS/DOM nonsense and this isn't set to change
Except there is no actual reason everything needs to be done through the web in the first place. This whole idea of moving every application to a web-site is just dumb. You shoe-horn your 3D game into a browser-plugin or rework your well-designed UI to use HTML and end up with something which is less good but "hey it's in the browser".
If you need the kind of processing power that only a GPU can give, write a proper application.
If it were, he wouldn't have taken it down.
I think he maybe wants the money but hates the fame.
But why don't these have a front-mounted camera (or one per eye) or even the option to open the front, so you can a)walk around with them on b)explore the whole augmented reality thing? It would seem to add another string to the thing's bow - opening up research and non-gaming applications as well.
It's a bit hard to prove anything you do in regard to CC has any effect since people can't even agree what CC is definitely happening, let alone what is causing it.
Yeah, when I am dying of Malaria I'll be glad of WiFi.
Maybe you could tell us what YOU'RE doing to change the world before complaining other people aren't doing it right?
Um, it's an entire fictional universe of which we've seen a single strand of history unfurl over 30 years and you can't imagine there are untold stories? It's a pretty shabby universe if the entire potential of the Force and the Sith is exhausted in 6 films.
Are they sequels, or parts of the same story? Most people would say IV, V & VI were 3 parts of a larger whole wouldn't they... and I thought VII - IX were written as part of that story way back when?
That's quite cool because it means original actors can reprise their roles rather than be shoved in as new characters, or having to try and look young.
Including all devices isn't the same thing at all though. PCs may be losing out in device market share but it's still relevant to analyse how the PC market breaks down, just as it is relevant to see how the mobile phone and tablet markets break down.
Someone's a bit jealous.
Good attempt but saying Linux has the best UI makes it a bit too obvious. Also since most of the software written and work done on computers by people generally is done on Windows computers, clearly Linux can't win productivity either.
Yeah whatever. When it sucks and nobody wants it you Linux dweebs will be all "we like it this way, keep the software crap and hard to use so noobs will stay away". If it ever does start to challenge for mainstream market share, you'll change your tune faster than an iPos Shuffle and be crowing about how you knew this day would come, Linux is so awesome, etc, etc.
Nobody is buying it.
Selling an OS isn't an anachronism. Software is free either because it's open source, or because the creator uses the software to make sales in a different way. OSX is only free because you're paying a "Mac Tax" (I hate the phrase "MS tax" but everyone else uses it) by buying their hardware - buy a new Mac or a new PC and you get the OS for free.
Are you sure this isn't true, that they don't get suspended when not in use in the same way as mobile apps typically do?
I've no idea if they do or not, but it is a possibility.
Like 99% of PCs still do now?
Apple can "win the laptop game" without having majority market share. Just as with phones/tablets, by focusing on the top-end you maximise profits per unit. They aren't interested in selling products to people with no money (a H2G2 paraphrase).
at least they're not trying to use KickStarter to pay for their R&D.
That's a bit like saying everyone should use the same version of Linux. They want their own OS, but using Android saves 90% of the work.
Shouldn't they update the £2 coin at the same time, to be the same but larger?
Wearing a watch which is a fancy gadget would fall into the same category, even if what you said was true (it's not, everyone I know wears a watch and most of them are fairly un-jewelled)
You'd think they might as well have sold the 16Gb for for £50 less and drummed up some interest. I have actually seen a few 5C phones in the wild and rather liked them.
I've an 8Gb phone and it's just fine. If your software makes swapping what music is stored on it trivially easy, it's not a big deal for many people.
If you don't use your smartphone phone for storing music/video but for apps, email, web-browsing and streaming audio/video, it's also not a big deal.
Lots of common particles have zero mass. They don't travel FTL.
AFAIK it specifically supports the theory that the universe began by expanding at an increasing - even exponential - rate before settling into the standard model of decelerating due to gravity?
You know, people are allowed their own opinions on what makes beer nice. There isn't an absolute truth here, you snob.
You're confused. The word here starts with 's' but ends with "tupidity". Just making up lies isn't sarcasm.
Did you watch a different video? Because nowhere did either of those things happen in this one.
Also, reading handwritten coordinates is a trivial problem anyway.
If you look hard enough, you'll see CG and photoshopping out of your window.
Such a shame for Apple people want to pay even more...
Considering they got the $100bn in the bank by resisting the urge to stuff every pointless gadget on their products... just because you can do something technologically doesn't mean you should.
Hackers shouldn't be employed to code. But employing them as testers and/or in-house security specialists wouln't be a bad plan.
Would bugs found in ChromeOS be potentially reproducible on other Linux setups? How much of ChromeOS IS Linux?
The ultimate in sensory deprivation.
50000 tons of water, that's basically a 120 foot cube?