Who cares if it's a really silly idea
It's proper SciFi and just plain cool.
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It's proper SciFi and just plain cool.
You should probably write to them, they probably never thought that it would be good if their drones din't fly into things.
If you spout ill-informed and badly argued rubbish, what do you expect?
You misunderstand Conor. You frequently see SOMEONE gain 3 or 4 places but he is saying YOU can do this on a regular basis and that's not realistic unless you're Alonso. That should only be possible with a lot of practice in a more simulatoresque game, considering real F1 drivers often muff it up.
It seems to me FIFA is one game that would merit being sold on a subscription basis. £40 (or whatever) buys you in and then £10/year keeps it active. Unlike other games, you'd rarely want to replay an older version once the new one is out, they really are updates rather than sequels.
I apologise. I thought using all-caps would CLARIFY IT WAS A JOKE but clearly that was far to subtle for you lot.
What reason could you have for living on your own PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND other than tax evasion?
Wow, they even have a WP7 client!
Hoo bloody ray!
That's what HD TV and my PS3 seem to do (ok HDTV is 1080i and PS3 is 720p but same principle, neither deliver 1080p).
So if I call Subway it will instead of "ring ring" go "eat fresh" over and over and over and over?
When you have billions of facebook responses to generate, your servers are going to be running at high capacity. That's why FB needs entire datacentres in the first place... if they have 1000 servers and overclocking can gain 20%, that's a lot less servers.
Plus, this is just R&D.
If LO would properly support DOCX, it wouldn't matter if publishers used Word for their reviews...
It's a good job we stopped using it a decade ago then.
I imagine it will arrive then even if it completely fails, since gravity is a 3rd-party system.
Well they already list nutrition advice on all their food in-store, and calories on the menu itself, (I think).
If a business is keen to invest in tablets, then W8 makes a decent amount of sense. No reason you can't have all your PCs on W7 and tablets on W8.
Seems they might as well wait until 8.1 though really.
For this particular news story... I don't think you do. Someone can find your profile but they won't be able to see anything about you. Other than presumably your profile picture. If you're on the run from the mob, this could be a problem.
Why would total strangers be allowed to post on your profile/wall in the first place?
>>Do you really want everyone to know all this stuff about you?
I'm not really bothered. Just like I don't insist on whispering to friends in the pub in case someone I don't know hears my opinion on the ending of Lost.
Maybe in general, but not in this case. This story simply means that the fact you are ON facebook can't be hidden - that "John Smith" has a profile is searchable.
You can still lock down everything about you from strangers.
How is your home-business going jake, I was meaning to ask?
Wow, they've let you in on their plans for a product that doesn't even exist? You know that after all the rounds of discussion and testing, they won't allow you delete your 'cookies'?
Surely your NDA prohibits you disclosing this information.
Yes, bing and IE are certainly monopolies
Then how come IE was the dominant browser for a decade and MSOffice/Windows are still the de facto standard?
"I had a call today from a friend who is a bit of a technophobe.
At home he has two machines, each running XP and IE6, IE6 that will not update as XP is the O/S."
So firstly he's the technophobe, but you don't even know you can upgrade to IE8 on Windows XP.
Secondly, he's running WindowsXP, and your solution is to install FireFox/Chrome? Never mind the OS?
Are you sure you're a friend?
With MS announcing their own iOS RDP client, maybe they plan to get into selling their own SaaS platform where you can use Office via a cloudy machine via RDP, without actually owning that PC - you simply run Office on the cloud connecting with your SkyDrive documents.
Other companies have already been trialling this but run into licensing problems, MS could quite easily do this with their Azure and 365 infrastructure.
Since MS isn't seriously competing in the tablet world (yet) it only makes sense they would try to do this. If they get a decent market share with tablets running Windows, maybe they change their mind!
Bad luck for anyone selling 3rd-party apps...
I don't think lack of DVD pushes people to iTunes any more than it does Netflix - streaming video is where the world is going.
I prefer ethernet for my main PC but other than gaming, WiFi works great. More and more people are buying laptops as their only PC these days and they generally do not use cabled networking unless they have to.
In an office, I think wired is still a requirement but that's not Apple's target market for laptops.
If you need a computer with DVD plugged in the whole time, just buy something else then. Hardly difficult is it?
Yeah, it's certainly possible to run Windows on a Mac. I run mainly in Windows so would go the bootcamp route if it ever came about. My Desktop PC and MacBook are both getting quite old...
I can see where you're coming from but think this is a stupid idea. It wouldn't really be "free", it would merely mean the 90% of people who don't want an optical drive are subsidising the minority who do.
Personally, I would absolutely love a 27" iMac, but they're just so damn pricey. I was seriously considering it as I do iOS development, but then I looked at the Mac Mini spec/pricing... the only way an iMac could be justified for me is if it replaced my existing Mac AND Windows PC.
Seems to me that Android owners are pretty obsessed to show off this fact, after all you took the time to tell everyone. open-source people are WAY more evangelistic than Apple/Windows.
Why would people downvote a)someone asking a genuine question b)someone who takes the time to give real hands-on feedback.
Get back to jacking off to the Linux source code, you bunch of spotty virgins.
So when the Android fanbois start bleating about the new Samsung/Google phone outselling iPhone5S in a few months, we can remind them that outselling an old phone isn't a big deal?
Do you have to focus on using the fingerprint scanner, or do you find if you pick it up "the right way" (!) it automatically detects your finger and unlocks without you having to think about it?
What do you do when it gets to 0 and you're still fit and well?
How do you know they can't find a way to make physical copies unique?
Thinking about it, if watermarking is deemed secure then media providers don't need to be so paranoid about how they stream/deliver you the content. They can let you have the content to do with as you see fit, and still be confident they can identify you if you start distributing it.
Is Ellison dead?
What's the current state of play with AMD Vs nVidia for consumer GPUs? Are they pretty level again or is nVidia still the Intel of the market and AMD is... the AMD of the market?
I don't care a fig if they want to pay him $millions, but it seems silly that if Surface and W8 and WP8 had all done great, he'd NOT be able to be paid much extra.
So he stunk up Windows 8 AND Surface and still gets 79% of his maximum possible bonus? What exactly did he achieve to get this 79%? OK, WindowsPhone is showing some promising signs of growth but nothing stellar.
Seems like he should be getting 21% of his bonus, not losing 21% of his bonus.
I love how some of the cars are incredibly slick and beautiful, while others look like a solar roof panel bolted onto 4 trolley wheels. A couple have a whiff of the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust about them for sure.
Running a different variant of Linux.
>>"I have a Surface Pro 256GB on order. They are simply the best tablet on the market."
>Just shows there is an idiot born every minute.
A full x86 Windows PC in a tablet by its very nature kicks Android and iOS to the side, simply because you can do literally anything on it.
The problem with Pro is basically the price, not the spec or the OS.
What a stupid thing to say. Many, many businesses use services like github, bitbucket, asssembla.
Apart from anything else there are a whole slew of tech/software companies who are virtual/decentralised... they don't have a central location or an office in which to put a server.
Keeping a backup separate is another story of course. As is the fact that with git, losing your 'central' server doesn't matter.
But a physical git server in your basement... you do realise that's just security through obscurity, right? The moment anyone does want to attack you, you are far more likely to have serious problems. "Close the git server from the web" isn't an option if you want to allow your developers to work remotely.
Allowing customers to choose - what's not to like?
Personally I think they should let you choose when you buy it which you want, and allow expert users the opportunity to re-install later.
I don't think the idea is to let you flip-flop, only to choose when you buy the phone or first use it.