Re: Have to agree with the board...
I rather think it is, actually.
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I rather think it is, actually.
"It gives real activists a bad name."
No worse than they have already.
"Maybe you should concentrate more on that rather than spending a fortune on headline grabbers."
Rather a lot of people live in London and the other big cities.
a)You need something to move TO
b)Since when do we believe such theories?
Exactly - selling entire applications for £0.50 - £2.50 in most cases. You see reviews stating that "even at the high cost of £5 it's worth it" for software which is often a full-blown application that wouldn't be out of place on a PC.
>>Oh like run most of the web servers on the internet, as is currently the case?
Well done for agreeing with me without realising it. The fact that FOSS exists for web servers stacks is one of the contributing factors to this notion that buying software is wrong, somehow. As someone who makes software for a living, the idea that people will look shocked at the idea they have to pay for my work is not great.
Lots of these tools are based about VNC I think, but build extra stuff on top.
The timing is bizarre, but so is this attitude that people deserve free software to do important things.
The whole point of it being a "subjective 5%" is that for someone else it's 25% or 50% or 200% or -50%. You're basically admitting in your own argument that it's just your personal opinion, so why bother telling us?
Can you point me to benchmarks showing the mini-retina is equivalent to the Air?
Also - are you sure the non-retina mini is packing the same punch as an iPad3? I was convinced the original mini was just an iPad2 in a smaller box with a different connector.
These figures show a confusing picture, that the iPAd3 and iPad2 are equally powerful: http://browser.primatelabs.com/ios-benchmarks
The 2 is still a great device though. Underpowered for fancy games but otherwise very capable with great battery life. And of course the design is just as nice, if you want that kind of look - and/or you have an iPhone and want to stay in the same ecosystem - iPad2 is still a decent budget choice.
I have a 2 and would quite like a newer one, but I was hoping they'd move to sell iPad Retina as the new low-end model. But I don't see Apple selling them. Although the new mini is like an iPad 3/4 inside.
How long does it take to log into his PC using LogMeIn, and install something new?
A bit. It's just how these things are worded, it's understood that part of your bonus is actually just part of your salary under another name. I don't know if that's done for tax reasons or because it's paid in stock, but it's more "how things are done" than anything untoward.
Sadly it's competition is also the PS3 and XBox360 and they smack it out of the park. The Wii beats it because of the motion controllers and they beat it on power and back-catalog. And of course you can get Kinect for the 360 too.
If people developed some awesome accessories for it I'd be interested, is that likely?
I just checked, and you can get a 12Gb PS3 for £150 on Amazon or £120 (new) on eBay. With the immense back-catalog of games - most of them very cheap other than new releases, the better spec and the built-in blu-ray player, as well as a big indie gaming store, saving £20 for an unknown device doesn't seem wise to me.
If I missed something big, happy to be corrected.
It's hard to see how it would be at that spec.
If you must use "Crazy Dave's Discount Cloud Hosting" that's your own fault.
I'd rather look at a printed version than have the real think squawking in the office though...
Printing chocolate embryos sounds like a very niche market.
4D is a typical term used in the medical imaging world, I think they do even talk of 5D at times. The extra dimension(s) can be time - a 4D heart scan could be a video of a single heart-beat where each frame is a 3D image - but could be other stuff too like ultrasound strength or x-ray frequency, etc.
To understand the true 3D structure from ultrasound, a 4D (3D video) scan might be needed, to help differentiate the tissue as it moves around.
If "nerd" was a gene then yes.
Many IT folk are fairly normal, but the El Reg forum community is decidedly at the deep end.
Ah, nerds on an IT site making fun about how other IT nerds don't get sexy action.
Looks nicely implemented too, the design looks like something more akin to Apple. I was going to say it'd be cool if you could by this kind of stand as an accessory for an iPad (or other tablet) but possibly all the benefits would be lost and it would be overly bulky?
It's not hard to buy a hi-res monitor. iMac have them and you can buy the same basic monitor for your PC if you have the cash.
Boring argument. Films, TV drama shows and live sport all offer great content depending on your tastes. If you don't like any of those or the normal drivel, then maybe TV isn't for you.
A few thousand dying immediately due to smog is not the same as hundreds of thousands, or millions having their health substantially damaged longer term. Work unprotected in an asbestos factory and you'd not immediately die either. It might be the case that everyone living in Beijing is losing decades from their lifespan.
Or since it was Xmas, he could have also eaten 4Kg of Dairy Milk.
Or not, this was doing the rounds months ago. This is a news site, not Reddit :)
Also - I wager those suffering distress are doing so because they ate huge quantities in one go.
If you're going to compile down to JS, why not write it in a proper, widely accepted language in the first place and have that compile down to JS?
It seems to me most people are just confused by the U, with the massive tablet controllers, a little like they are by Metro in W8. The wii was super-simple and intuitive, relatively cheap and nice and small as well - the U seems to fail on the core strengths of the original. Perhaps trying to come up with something totally new every generation is not the best plan and they should have gone for Wii2.
I wonder if companies like these use or are building ways to automatically utilise un-used PCs for BC mining? They have the hardware available for free other than power usage and wear'n'tear, on a massive scale.
In fact if they did this, couldn't they make mining BCs commercially non-viable for everyone else as the difficulty increases with product rate (IIRC)?
FDA would require it to be "out of beta" before doctors could recommend it in the US.
If it's a bona fide medical product, the incredibly strict regulations will mean they can't harvest the data. They would (unusually) make money from selling the product, not the data it generates.
So GPS systems, car stereos and passengers should also be banned?
Using Glass while driving would allow GPS and driving information to be put in your vision without you having to look away from the road. If you're using them for email you're an idiot, but people use their phones while driving already anyway.
You might say it makes it easier to do without being caught, but if there's an accident the forensics people could probably tell what you were using it for at the time,
... do you mean the feature which has been around for weeks at least? There were dozens of pages about how to turn it off in 2013...
Your typical user wouldn't understand the question.
And they DID add the option of boot to desktop in 8.1.
Even when I can't figure out how to do something in W8, a simple Google search finds the answer very easily. Techies just like being angry about change, or are too autistic to be able to cope with it (i.e. Sheldon). If they put half as much time into learning how to use the new OS as they do complaining about it on the internet, they'd have mastered the changes and got on with the whole purpose of the computer, which is using it to do stuff.
It's been like 7 years. Get over it already.
You're supposed to use the command-line like a man!
So switch to desktop mode. You don't need to see all 28 applications when you're launching a new application. Even in WinXP the start-menu was by definition a modal experience.
The "we know best and we're going to force it on you" approach is not fundamentally bad, and even if you're wrong, can succeed if you really do force people to get over the changes so they can get on with things. Ribbon is a good example of that; some people hated the thing until they were forced to use it and then decided it was great, others hated it but had no choice but to learn it and then get on with doing some work... mission accomplished for MS (before someone says "OO was an option", it wasn't an option for the masses).
But if you're going to ram something down users' throats which is a big change, you can't at the same time make it confusing what the change IS, and that's the problem with W8. A clear vision, even one which wasn't very good, could have been pushed through and accepted after initial griping - regardless if it should work that way, it can - but a messy vision like W8/RT meant nobody even wanted to try.
If you put it that way, we won't know for absolute certain that other planets exist until we send a man in a rocket to land on them. But then you mightn't believe it wasn't faked so the only way would be to send you to see for yourself.
It's not like Apple and Android updates ever introduce problems.
It just means tiny tubes went in and were used to release radioactive dye (so x-rays could be taken of the blood vessels), and blocking selected vessels to reduce blood flow. The tubes were inserted through the guy's artery, not stuck up his willy.
So sounds pretty OK, considering.
I didn't enter. I think I'd have written about someone who gains powers of a Bose-Einstein condensate.
In which case it should be the law you have to be immunised. Saying schools should be allowed to exclude people for entirely legal decisions is idiotic.
Probably his legal team informed him about it and told him he needed to oppose it, and as he pays them to know best about his legal affairs, he did.
It might be a bit of fun, on the other hand they are using his brand to get recognition. He worked to create that brand as something valuable, why should someone else cash in on it?
The ones who were paid in them previously and made huge profits seem that way.
Hearing it go wrong as you move rooms is far more noticeable than a minute difference in the 120-125Hz range.