I didn't realise SQL was shorthand for SQL Server ;)
5923 posts • joined 28 May 2010
I didn't realise SQL was shorthand for SQL Server ;)
It's a cartoon. The plot is not why people watch it.
I think you totally fail to understand what FB is for, to its users. It is a way for people WHO ACTUALLY KNOW EACH OTHER to keep in touch.
The fact my friend got a new kitten is indeed insignificant and uninteresting to 99.9999% of the world, but it is interesting to me. If you restrict your use of FB to only those people whose lives you are actually interested in, it makes much more sense.
I suggest the reason FB is so boring to so many on this site is because they HAVE no interest in anyone but themselves. Which is ironic when you're claiming FB is about people who only care about themselves.
If someone on FB is boring or spews updates that are boring, I simply block them. I'm sure they do the same if they feel my updates are dull too.
Why are they not responsible for the content they display on their website, when they gathered the content themselves?
That does not sound either realistic or healthy to me. 1lb a day?!
This is exactly how neural networks work - you don't understand how they're doing what they do, you just train them to do it. Of course there are risks, you think you've trained it to recognise photos of cats but actually it has learned to recognise something else present in all the cat photos.
Why do they record them at all? Is it for use as fixed reference points?
Very much doubt that's true. Not where I went anyway - the only people who seemed to have full schedules were Chemistry and Engineering!
You're assuming he went to all his lectures.
It's on record that he found the degree material dull and hence didn't do very well - only in his interview did they realise he was doing badly because the work was so far beneath him.
I can't really see that a walking desk offers a great deal more than a standing desk, at the cost of increased bulk, lack of flexibility, and... cost. Simply standing up counters the problems of being sat on your arse all day.
I think it stretches the envelope of mainstream use a little too far. The thing with decent standing desks is they can be used as normal desks depending on user preference.
Is G+ following on from a FB page that's so old it doesn't get a mention, or is El Reg making the novel step of using G+ instead of FB?
I'm confused how this all works. What hashes are you solving and why does this make you money? Is it in some way illicit or is "printing your own money" the way BitCoin works?
I always thought they were just an electronic currency that could be transferred between owners, all this talk of mining is bewildering and just sounds like something out of a MMO...
The Air is a LOT more powerful than an iPad3 when you consider the iPad 4 was a big step up and the Air is a considerable step up from the 4.
Plus you can get it with more memory which could be a factor. Otherwise you're pretty much right, although being able to sell your old device is a big factor.
So if iPad2 is being sold as the budget model, does that mean iPad3/4 simply aren't on sale any more?
I'd hoped iPad Retina (3/4) would take the £329 slot and iPad2 would sink even cheaper, or simply be discontinued. iPad2 is still a decent tablet since iOS7 supports it, I'm very happy with mine. Like the reviewer, iPad Air/5 is the first one to really make me consider upgrading.
Is that Reg sarcasm or for real... I genuinely could believe either these days.
I initially thought this meant with each other!
But for enterprises only, and it's pricey. For banks though, that seems a viable option.
XP 2.0... like W7 then?
Packaging their kit in a slightly bigger handset is not really a technological problem, if the market shows this form factor is desirable they can trot one out easily. Even with literally no new features, the 5S would be a big competitor in that market.
It's sad that to many people. Google is the most 'evil' thing they're aware of in the world. And it's not even like we can assume most of these idiots are Americans.
But hey, people being murdered for their beliefs is far away... having to use your real name is much closer. And I'm probably being silly to suggest having to provide your personal information is perhaps a rung or two down the ladder of evil.
Since we're being cool and trendy I'd better jump on the hashtag bandwagon too (what a moronic habit that is while we're on the subject).
If Google can earn more money by releasing a more useful product, good for them. Even if those two facts are happy accident rather than cause and effect.
It's quite possible this kind of tactic will get people using Google+, it's an entirely legitimate way to build critical mass on the platform. FaceBook remains king of social by inertia and crowd effects only.
Back in the good old days, telling someone your name was considered rather normal.
Though I was mistaken above, IE10 is different in Metro and Desktop mode already so it's already 2 versions (at least).
Ah, I didn't realise they had decided to build Flash into the browser in that way - thanks for correcting. In that case we're left with the API possibility.
HTML5-DRM isn't a killer feature until everyone stops supporting Flash/Silverlight and relies on HTML5. I can't see that happening very soon so to most users this isn't a reason to dump IE - only when lack of HTML5-DRM is an issue will they do that.
You seem to have forgotten how to read, or at least chose not to before responding to what I wrote.
The only reason I can think of for this (other than bullying) is that all W7 PCs are assumed to have Flash, whereas Flash isn't allowed in IE in metro-mode on W8 (plugins are only allowed in the desktop version of IE in W8).
IV, V and VI were nothing special. Time - same message to those still campaigning for FireFly S2 - to get over it.
Presumably it just means they cease any formal testing on IE9. It might work on IE9 - it probably will - but they don't care if it doesn't.
I mean, gmail works on the experimental browser in my Kindle e-reader and they sure as heck don't test it on that browser!
Microsoft: Just so you know, we'll be ceasing support for this OS in 7 years.
Google: Oh didn't you notice? We stopped supporting your OS last week.
Ah yes, Robin Hood wasn't a criminal because he stole from nasty people.
Are you Japanese? Do you know how marketing and advertising work in Japanese culture?
Yeah, 3D printing has reached the end of the road, it's not going to get faster and cheaper in the next 5-10 years at all.
So Star Trek was pointing to McDonalds then? This would be a great idea... printing burgers from vat-grown meat without a surly teenager spitting in them.
Well since proprietary/closed-source software and walled gardens aren't inherently evil, your question makes no sense.
Perhaps you should look up the meaning of the word shill. The whole point of Apple users is they support Apple without Apple NEEDING shills.
Unless you're a web-developer, there's no reason you'd know how this stuff typically works. Most FB users aren't web developers so your statement makes no sense, it's just nerd snobbery.
Is it a good idea to use text-buttons when most FaceBook users don't speak English as their first language? Or does FB offer localised versions of their buttons?
Did you mean "90% of what's on offer in gimmick-filled phones" or "90% of what's needed". Because if it doesn't do 100% of what I need it's of little use!
Don't these giant corporate sales generally take ages to actually go through... e.g. the news reports "MS has bought Skype" but it has to go through regulatory procedures and so on. Has MS already bought Nokia... if not do we know when it will be finalised?
>>Let's hope they are ready for the three-times-the-cost investment they'll have to make so they can edit Powerpoint documents...
Um, the value of work done in 5 hours could easily pay for the difference in cost in a single flight, certainly a return trip. I work freelance and if I can work on a long flight or train ride, that's several hundred pounds earned as well as making the time go by faster.
Well all the developed countries got to that position without the internet, so I'll wager if we cure malaria et al, it is possible to then provide education even without GoogleBalloons.
Fixit were able to take it apart, that means any number of people running little kiosks and shops can do the same. The fixit guys aren't magicians... and they presumably only tried on one unit. Someone running a business of replacing your battery will do this hundreds of times and get VERY good at it.
The question is not "is making it hard to repair a bad thing" but "do the gains of making it this hard to repair outweigh the problems".
It's not my specialist subject, but could they make the thing as light, slim and resilient using more accessible fastenings (i.e. screws and stuff)?
No because the 'nauts have to be smart and capable enough to deal with the mission... the plan is those selected will undergo numerous years of intensive training in everything from medicine to gardening.
I don't know, but we were saying the same of smartphones and then touch-screen phones, and now we all have them.
Style is subjective. Even in the same time and same city, widely disparate things are seen as stylish by different groups.
I don't see them being stupid looking as many want to claim... to me they look exactly like what we've been seeing in SciFi for decades. To many, bringing SciFi into the real world is cool.
In a few years nobody will look twice.
Hipsters care what they look like...
Yeah, and the colour red. Having to read it on a computer screen is rather a strain too, couldn't you make the site black & white and arrange to sent printed copies around, perhaps on a weekly basis?