Re: "It's unlikely we'll see much return from all this" - WHAT?
Measurable return. Indirect return is very hard to gauge.
6087 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Measurable return. Indirect return is very hard to gauge.
It's mostly so useless I end up coming out the other side and like it.
Although I would genuinely love an automated bath - so many times I go to check my emails while it's running, then come back and find the back is luke-warm because it's overflowed all the hot water down the drain.
Although a bath that simply stops the tap when it's full would solve this, temperature control and the ability to start it running while I'm still on the exercise bike would be sweet.
What does a human driver do in similar situations? It's hardly a common occurrence.
I'm assuming this is some rhyming slang rather than racist slang?
I don't really want an iWatch (since I don't have an iPhone) but I absolutely don't want a baby.
So I'll take the watch (back to the nearest Apple store for a refund)
Who on earth buys 6 family-focused tablets? A well-off Catholic?
I doubt your shooting will be as good as in those videos. How close can you get to a killer whale as it chases a seal?
The UK has never been socialist. People parroting quotes should perhaps look at the facts.
And saying "X never works"? Well...
- "a coalition government will never last a full term"
- "printing money always leads to runaway inflation (QE)"
>>PCs will be replaced at the same rate as they wear out
Which is EXACTLY the same as "Nothing is going to revive the desktop market". Revive means sell more of them, claw back some market from laptops/tablets. I cannot see this happening, and I cannot really see the desktop managing to avoid losing more market share to laptops when you no longer have to spend a more to get a laptop that's adequately specced for normal home use.
“There are over 500 million computers in use today that are four to five years old or older. They are slow to wake, their batteries don’t last long, and they can’t take advantage of all the new experiences available today,”
My desktop PC is ~6 years old and only cost ~£400 new. After I put in an SSD, it boots in 10-20s and awakes from hibernation in ~5s with no sluggishness.
The CPU has not been the limiting factor for some time in desktops. However the power-saving is excellent news for laptops.
Finally my phone will be able to tell when I'm pissed off. Tap the "reject call, send text" button and it will send "sorry I'm not available". Thump it and they'll receive "F*** off I'm busy".
Oh great, just what trains, coffee shops and pubs need - someone showing their mate YouTube videos at 3X the volume.
An average night out like that in Glasgow doesn't generally feature single-malt whisky in the bottle :)
I wonder if the take-off/re-entry/landing process has any part to play... normal whisky isn't generally exposed to high acceleration and chucked around roughly?
It's not really, though is it? It's just the "cool single malt" people who like to be seen drink single malt go for. Like rappers drinking Cristal.
It's very nice, but it's just another very nice whisky out of dozens/hundreds.
>>The traditional system works perfectly well.
What an abjectly stupid thing to say. The traditional system is a result of centuries of experiment. Authentic whisky was originally just rough moonshine brewed illegally... good job someone was happy to try new things "what do you mean, you want to store your drink in a barrel someone else kept wine in... what a stupid idea".
Yes, but that's not the point of the experiment - to produce a delicious 10 year old whisky. It was to compare how things were different in a more limited time-frame.
I rather suspect that someone who does whisky for a job would be aware of the limitations of using wood shavings...
>>I can tell you that the experiment was pointless outright. YOU CANNOT MATURE A SPIRIT IN ZERO G
If all our questions could be answered using theory, we wouldn't rely on experiment and empirical evidence. That you think a simple chemist can state the answer without experiment is rather worrying for a trained scientist.
I guess the LHC was a waste of time too?
More seriously, the results suggest that you CAN do this, because they DID. And I'm not sure that your comments on convection are entirely valid; when we're talking years of maturation isn't diffusion alone going to be quite significant?
The quality of what you see on FB is a function of the people you befriend. All those complaining it is full of facile narcissistic dross should consider that :) My wall is generally full of interesting conversation, sarcastic banter, and updates on what my (real-life) friends are up to. But I don't have as FB friends people I wouldn't talk to IRL.
Why doesn't she just IM through Skype?
Why not just go to facebook's website on your phone?
So you don't back up your config files? If they're not in Git they're going to be somewhere...
Really? Where do you want to put them - in a config file or a DB? But then the config file is in plain text and you can access the DB unless it requires authentication. Oh, but where are you going to put the password to access the DB?
But if they got _hacked_ and his key stolen, wouldn't they be liable?
Go use some other software.
Well presumably, nothing. Otherwise Google Maps would be a bit f*****
It's so bad. Like someone's kid wrote Google with fridge magnets.
You really know how to treat a girl.
DB going down only means (for the vast majority) that your local changes are not getting backed up for a few hours. Probably not a big deal.
There will be a few people who need to sync to a new device - setting up a new PC or something - but that will be a tiny minority in the timescale in question.
How do you get "entitled" from that? It's a plain fact that supporting a site through advertising is hard work, if you want to do more than just cover the hosting costs.
I like that you jump to the assumption this is the case though.
Interesting that El Reg's largely white, male forum membership is so quick to defend a company for hiring white, male people.
(I am being sarcastic)
But one might argue there are a fair number of talented non-white, non-male people who are pre-grown.
You're suggesting they did badly because of the women?
They should be able to hire who they wish based on who they think is best. However if they think the reason someone is best is partly because of their race, religion, sexuality, gender, etc, I would say we have a problem.
20m is a long way really, for something that is supposed to be stealthy.
I think it is, when we're talking about small beer.
Like a telephone and a personal music player?
Did you read the article? He clearly stated he wasn't expecting super quality sound, just something on a par with your typical bluetooth speaker you'd plug your phone into in the kitchen. That level of sound is more than adequate for music in the background or while you're cooking, or listening to the cricket.
I struggle to believe you're really that stupid not to see that this has uses. Clearly you've never seen ready-to-drink milkshakes on sale, only the kind you mix your own milk with powder. Or pre-made sandwiches, only shops selling bread and ham separately.
If you want lunch at work or while travelling, faffing about mixing things together IS clearly a faff and if the point of this product is convenience, then more convenience is clearly better.
I might just be reading too much between the lines, but there seemed to be a very slight negative bias in the article.
Thing is while most of this isn't ideal, the objections to it are largely ones of principle, not that anything is likely to happen because MS knows this stuff. So your friends/family probably aren't really that bothered, unless they read some scaremongering "Windows is stealing your soul - you won't BELIEVE what happened next" 'article' on FB. You can help them out but they probably won't really understand why you need to unless you scare them with a biased viewpoint on the subject.
The app and (I'm fairly sure) the website make it pretty trivial to filter video content that's available on Prime from that you have to buy, and the mobile app (iOS anyhow) lets you see content you own separately. The website is certainly not as nice though.
I like owning the physical album too. It sits on my shelf while I stream it or play the MP3.
Viewing things as particles is so 1960s ;)
It's all about fields these days.
£180 is still quite a lot... well outside the casual gadget range, and outside (I assume) the range of what most people spend on watches. I would've thought keeping the price under £100 is the sweet-spot for this type of thing?
So they don't want to get rid of Microsoft products, they just want to eliminate proprietary file formats?
Which is fine since Office supports other formats, no?
However, I thought DOC/XLS had long since been cracked by everyone and their dog to the extent that support for DOC in mobile devices is far better than DOCX.
You can run their full PC version of Amplitube on a Surface Pro (or similar) which is quite an intriguing possibility IMO.
I have an iRig HD which is basically a tiny USB interface with adapter cables so it plugs into the iPHone/iPad using the 30pin/Lightning socket. I thought this was a marked difference in quality over the cheaper iRig which used the 3.5mm... I assume it sent the signal digitally rather than line-in?
So why now go back to 3.5mm?
On my iPad, it's pretty good BTW. I'd find it fiddly on something as small as a phone.
>> free car oil change for anyone who walks by
Surely you have to drive by?
I'd quite like one though I prefer the table-based ones, they seemed pretty cool.