we can rebuild him, temporarily
We have the technology
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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?
Which has the added benefit that "OneCoin" sounds rude if you say it right.
Cryptocurrency is currency, and to be taken seriously - bitcoin is working hard to been seen as legitimate and secure. So why make some joke currency that is likely to disappear? OK, that might be fun, but why would anyone actually buy any of such a currency when it might not be here next week (like the Kanye one)?
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.
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.
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.
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?