3648 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: C'mon, this is going to be great!
Good point. A new Twitter will arise that lets you literally follow someone as they walk about (or TWitter/FB/G+ will do it)... thounsands of people sitting inside watching Stephen Fry try on shoes...
Another great high publicity case to support DRM... if you want content not to be covered in security crap then act like responsible adults rather than take advantage.
Move with the times
To all those who think nobody would ever wear anything like this... modern sunglasses would once have been very bizarre, as would a baseball cap or shorts. Fashions change so it's only a matter of time before this is seen as normal.
Plus of course, thick-frame glasses are cool right now so simply add another thick arm and some plain glass lenses and it will barely be noticeable, especially as the tech shrinks.
I could see you getting the same treatment though without the need of a prosthetic.
I have been toying with getting a SSD as second drive but now I might as well get a big SSD to replace my current spinny drive entirely.
Question: does fragmentation still exist on SSDs or is it entirely a relic of the mechanics of spinny disks?
(also I want to get a silver RAIN comment in but not sure if anyone will get the reference)
because DirectX is a nightmare in itself
No it isn't, it's far more friendly than GL in my book.
I had to Google to find out how to restart a Windows 2012 server from an RDC connection
That's a power-user scenario, you're supposed to RTFM FFS if you're on a server.
What's wrong with being able to buy apps through a store if you want to - Apple have this but it's unlikely anyone will go store-only for desktop apps as it would kill their sales.
As for confusion, maybe that's just you.
Re: We told you it was shit
Yeah I've come to feel MS were right and we were all wrong on the Ribbon front... cue downvotes...
Weed out the problem
How many morons are going to lose their hands when their print has a defect and explodes?
No IE support then. I didn't think browsers on mobile supported it either, I know my iPad doesn't (I checked).
Re: Really don't understand how Microsoft keep getting it all wrong.
Apart from the app-store, everything you say about WP is tripe.
Auto filming when scared/surprised/aroused?
I wonder if it's able to detect your pupil size and start filming when this suddenly changes, i.e. when something interesting happens?
Re: I went the other way.
If your wintel boxes crash, they're built or used wrong.
Re: Does the company know anything about BootCamp?
If you have to start mucking about with USB then it is no longer straightforward compared to "insert disk, press go".
Of course many Macs don't have optical drives which makes it less straightforward still.
Re: Surprise!!!! - Windows is the LEAST reliable...
Well done Eadon, a new low. Go read it again and find something related to criticise.
Twitter is both a real company and not years into its life like FB was. Seems a good time to IPO - they're established but not stale.
The less networked way twitter works - no friend groups except in a transient way - might give more longevity too (maybe).
Re: "dogs shouldn't be hanging round the counter of a food shop anyway."
Ah, it's cool to diss things that are popular. What a non-conformist you are.
Although doughnuts for breakfast.... eew. Are DD really competing with SB though, surely DD sells coffee to go with the donuts?
Because schools and libraries don't provide free internet to poor people...
I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices
Sounds tasty, I'd eat that.
Re: Not exactly...
the HD4000 is pretty good, a massive leap from the previous generation. It runs full D3D10/11 and our 3D software runs on it happily. Obviously not going to be used in a gaming rig but it will run games.
just 0.88 crashes a week
Is that .88 crashes per PC (mac) per week? Because that seems incredibly high to me - I use my PC for 8-10 hours a day for gaming, development, etc and frequently go for weeks without restarting (I hibernate). I cannot remember the last time it actually crashed or blue-screened. I don't think this is particularly unusual...
Re: Apple users use OsX most of the time
Are we sure they don't amortize the results per hour of use or anything like that?
Re: Let's see....@Andy Prough
The laptop I don't turn on never crashes, and is about as useful as a Chromebook.
Yeah you'd think if they were bankrupt they'd struggle to pay the lawyers!
That bloody bookshelf
please do kill it
How does Lehman even still exist?
Re: What a surprise
The "people use torrents for legal/good purposes" line is so lame. It's like trying to justify the legalisation of pot because some people use it medicinally. People may use torrenting sites/tools for non-pirate reasons, but piracy is what drives their development.
The people 'pirating' this game were breaking no laws but they didn't know that, which is the key point. They thought they were pirating it.
Re: Out of curiosity ...
Jake sounds like he probably has a large supply of guns and diesel generators. Are you expecting the machines to rise up soon?
Re: Ah yes, Hunting for Slags...
In northern towns you don't exactly need to hunt for them, any more than you have to hunt for pools of sick.
What Tom said - he means top end expensive phone.
Re: Does not matter
If you make $0 profit after R&D, paying all your staff, etc, you are still sustainable.
200m seems an OK profit to me, they're working on a margin of ~15%, considering how much they're spending.
Re: Of these DAU/MAU figures, what would be really interesting
Seems you are looking for data to fit your opinion rather than being objective about it.
For one thing, how do you know a smartphone counts as a daily user if it is not actively used to check the site?
Your theory also has a big hole, that people change phones quite often on average so those who are "over it" would get weeded out every time they upgrade. Of course there'd be some lag...
There's a difference between a technical DRM solution which stops you installing it, and a license which simply says "you can only use it on 3 devices".
Re: not like reality at all
All scientific studies commissioned by those who like piracy you mean. Studies commissioned by games companies show the opposite.
Re: Oh the hypocisy
It's not illegal to rip off another game otherwise we'd never have had Unreal, Crysis, etc. It is illegal to pirate it.
Re: HAH! Yeah, err, no thanks.
"And not just for the passport stuff but for the social network crap too"
Presumably that's for those who are happy to use their FB logon as a SSO rather than having 8 gazillion accounts, which is fair enough as long as it's not mandatory.
Are those ripples around each atom a visible realisation of quantum probability wavefronts or just an artifact?
Okay, but why bother?
Because they can.
It's as much a farce as the extradition of Abu Hamza
Well the PS4 has switched to using standard PC components...
The innards are cool but where are the 28 dials?
Re: I know who I believe,
A sample of 1 is always so compelling. Doubly so when posting as AC.
What a surprise
A website like El Reg which has a high proportion of freeloading pirates views this negatively. While a website predominantly for game developers (professional and hobbyist) views it as a great idea http://www.gamedev.net/topic/642460-ironic-game-gets-pirates-to-feel-the-sting-of-piracy/)
Almost like both sides are speaking out of self-interest.
Re: Milk in "risotto"?
Risotto does look a bit rank but many nice foods do.
Re: The hunger will fade I think.
With rice you can eat as much as you want for £1 a day I reckon so pure bulk isn't an issue?
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