Re: He taking his cues from Andrew Carnegie
Check your facts, douche.
5946 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Check your facts, douche.
Is this the Nokia that MS are buying, or the Nokia which is remaining afterwards?
Considering WP8 gets reviewed as consistently better than the bottom-end Android phones in bang for cycle, these must be really low-end. Basically replacing the Asha range?
My hope is that nanotech is the game-changer for medicine within my lifetime, the biggest thing since antibiotics.
My fear is it is the medical equivalent of sustainable fusion power. Always just around the corner.
Beating Icahn might push up stock prices meaning he still wins though.
So you reckon he should've changed it to cost $5?
>>Is it OK to rip off Nintendo's art assets though?
Now what was that saying you were taught about two wrongs?
>>Also, if he's not selling it anymore, how is he being ripped off?
Indie game developers run into this all the time, wanting to use assets from old games. "EA doesn't sell this game anymore and I don't want to make money off it, so that's OK, right?" Nope.
Because ripping someone off is OK if you make it open-source?
I think the parents are supposed to set an example of the value of hard work by doing some themselves, not sit about on their arses and make the kids do all the chores ;)
Your modern car is already computer controlled but you don't drive along worried the OS might crash.
Drones colliding should be easily overcome with collision avoidance that overrides human input. Watch a big flock of birds and you'll see thousands in close proximity without any communication, yet they don't bump into each other.
Indeed. Loads of custom apps feature embedded browser functionality for instance.
I guess it's targeting Windows Surface? Is there an RT version too or is it for Surface Pro and full Win 8.x only?
How does Windows know an application is a web-browser? Something has got twisted in the telling here surely?
I bet that really peed him off. Zing!
We have the technology
I think most is a vast exaggeration. For most, the fact you can get them as fast as you can watch them is enough.
What are you wanting to do on a low-power system that needs 16Gb? PCs have pretty much stopped shipping with increased RAM since 4-6Gb became standard 5 years ago.
Netflix works wonderfully on my TV, iPad and on the wife's Nook (Android) tablet. Surely they don't all use SilverLight. EVERY new TV and gadget has a Netflix app, maybe some bespoke version but why can't Chrome have one of those two?
No Netflix? How come - ChromeCast supports NetFlix after all.
What part of ChromeOS do you not understand Ketlan? If you want to store all your files locally, buy something else.
WTF? We see numbers thrown around but five hundred million dollars as a fee?
Who cares? Running a massive corporation is not like starting a startup. Totally different in fact.
Look at GOOG's worth when he joined, and now. Case closed.
Battlefield 4 is in a whole different league to these games though.
Paying for beta access isn't that new, and I don't mind the idea. But you should be paying a fraction of the full price and £20-26 is quite expensive even for a finished indie game. You're supposed to be incentivised to play pre-release by getting it cheap, or getting free life-access to pay-subscription features.
Um, you seem to piss the point. If it was the law he would've said it was the law, not that it was their duty. It can't be the law for it to be your duty because then it's not your duty, it's the law.
Has anyone done that yet? You could print the whole sheet AS a solar cell except where it was used for circuitry.
No, not FB. All the "non conformists" who despite being unique have posted almost carbon copies of the same template "I don't confirm, I never use FB, it will fail". Ironic really.
I bet you all have blogs where you complain about the narcissism of posting on Twitter and FB too.
It's good you accept your place is on the sidelines of society. I mean really, when a computer nerd LIKES a social tool that's the time the owner should be worried.
>>I've never used it. I have no need for it. I don't get sucked into fads. I never follow the crowd
Other than the "I don't follow the crowd" crowd. Or the internet forum fad.
I never played Eve (or any MMORPG) but I've read a few stories like this over the years and they always make it sound fascinating.
I've no idea how it really works but I am choosing to picture this battle as being like something from an Iain M. Banks novel.
>>Do they fuck.
Damn right, MSWord is awesome for making PDFs.
Not sure whether I'm serious or joking here, it's one of the best features even though PDF printers were around for ages before hand.
OXML was at least a step towards open standards from MS - you can now actually create and edit DOCX files using standard libraries for instance - and of late they have been supporting more FOSS projects (where it suits them obviously).
I wonder if longer term MS might actually move to supporting some standard life ODF by default?
The US 2-pin mains plug is just horrible. I never understand how it isn't actively dangerous, you always seem to get sparking when you plug stuff in/out, and plugs just wobble rather than engage securely like the UK plug.
If you die so much that you have to do it that many times then you are obviously not meant for that game, choose an easier one
If the game mechanic has a health meter of some sort, then being able to respawn mid-level can be seen as making it overly easy. But if it's an instant-death mechanic, you're wrong. The fact I got to point X means I already proved I can do everything before X. If X is hard and I have to try it 10 times, why do I need to prove over and over I can do the bit which didn't cause problems?
And for that reason, I'm out. This is one way modern games HAVE moved on. Make me keep re-doing the bit that killed me, but not the whole bloody level.
Also, did he really say you lose ALL progress if you quit the game?
I think it will. Already, people entering into web-development this decade may never have to work with IE6 at all. Those entering the field in a few years will never have to work with IE7 or 8, and with IE9 things took a big step forward.
Back in the bad old days, nobody considered standards important. FOSS didn't really exist, not in the mainstream anyway, and everyone developed their own 'standards' as a matter of course.
The point is it doesn't cost much more if you plan on it up front, rather than design everything on Chrome and then try to make it work on other browsers later.
Which browser wasn't ugly in 2000?
I doubt it was really cheaper. More than likely, they designed their new site without proper thought and then realised "oh shit, it doesn't work on IE7 and all our customers use it". And now it's cheaper to do this than rework it all.
They probably let some bright-eyed graduates on the job, who were determined to do the whole thing in the newest web technologies just because they're new and cool.
It's a recruitment site. It doesn't need loads of HTML5 and a super-efficient JS compiler. It shouldn't anyway.
Firstly, wonderful project and well done on all the hard work.
But it seems like KS is obligatory now, and innovative companies have been growing all over the place for decades... did you already approach the more traditional channels?
I'd have thought this would also be a perfect thing to apply for Dragons' Den btw, if you're of that bent.
Because ask anyone in th UK what they think of when you say "Sky" and they will say "Sky TV" not "BSkyB", and trademarks are supposed to be limited to a certain area. Cloud storage and satellite television would seem far enough apart in my mind.
SkyDrive was a really strong name IMO. Surprised Sky won this one.
Every second comment on El Reg is blaming Google for something, it sometimes seems to me.
...I work under the assumption anything I do online could probably be linked back to me by governments if they could be bothered. The fact this is proving to be true doesn't really surprise me, it just shows all those silly computer films from the 90s were actually bang on accurate ;)
I do however find it fascinating from a techy point of view.
Because he's an old man :)
Looks OK to me although his legs don't seem right. And I don't like trousers that don't match
I looked at upgrading my 610 to a 520 or 625 but was told new models are due out in 2014 on the back of a WP8 software update - which might also make the lower RAM on budget models a bigger problem.
Possibly that hypen is a little misleading :)
Yeah but nobody is asking to buy LOLCODE. Doesn't the existence of a cryptocurrency mean at least come of the currency exists, and can be traded?
They wouldn't be able to crack your computer if you unplugged it and buried it in a lead box either. Well done, you've metaphorically made yourself safe from athlete's foot by hobbling yourself.