Re: How is this a tablet?
What has GPS/accelerometer got to do with it being a tablet or not?
6106 posts • joined 28 May 2010
What has GPS/accelerometer got to do with it being a tablet or not?
Sounds rather well executed, and I'm very impressed indeed with the price.
Amazed the first comment wasn't the always-funny "if only they sold it with a proper OS".
You'd think the Wii or Kinect would allow a fairly decent gaming experience on the batting side of things.
I think you're right, it must have been F:E2 because it was launched to massive hype which must have meant it wasn't the first game.
Unity3D is specifically targeted as being easy to use, which is why indie teams use it so much.
You don't get to see such a total shambles of a game get to full release that often. Memories of Elite and OS/2 Warp.
Unity is an entirely adequat engine, if not suitable really for AAA titles.
These are game logic bugs and look like something a 15-year-old hobby programmer would be ashamed of.
More like measure 100 times, cut once in that industry!
Not a basketball fan then?
>>You spelt Linux wrong.
So did you. It's called GNU/Linux.
A scene where they bid like crazy after seeing a pile of laptops in a unit, only for the winner to realise they are worthless ChromeBooks?
Office 365 includes native applications - Word/Excel/etc you install as normal - AND web-applications which you can run through your browser on Chromebook.
Or they are targeting ads according to market. There was that anime IE thing in Japan the other week... and this kind of brazen ugly advertising is normal in the States, their TV/radio advertising is VERY different to ours.
>>For the $500 you spent on an iPad, you could have bought a TV...
Yes I could, if I wanted a worse solution. I can't take a TV to watch in the bath or in bed without waking the wife.
I use my iPad almost exclusively with the cover acting as a (crap) stand, for watching Netflix. Many others do the same. A stand is not just for typing Word Docs :)
... if one unit of currency is worth $1000? Can you spend a fraction of a BC?
It puts me in mind of the Triganic Pu...
Considering many inmates have mobile phones, it seems quite likely he would... plus they do have internet in gaol...
Many people happily have a poor work-life balance when they love the work they do, so it's good they note they only want someone who lives to work and will invest in the job.
As for having to "do 4 jobs" that's hardly unusual. Especially in a small company, you often find a developer doing sysadmin stuff anyway.
It puts things bluntly, but if I was still as much of a hardcore nerd as I used to be, I'd find it appealing and I think that's the point - it will put off "career" people and attract passionate people.
I can rarely get Edit and Continue to work in 32bit, which is a shame because in C++ it would be such an awesome feature if it worked reliably.
On the other hand with native code I can see why it is hard to achieve...
It'll also let ME rent games I never purchased. And you don't need to keep those old games to have a lciense either.
Anyway this is a stupid argument. You wouldn't claim it's unfair you have to buy a separate XBox/PC version to play the same game on multiple platforms.
If you already OWN the games, just use your old console and stop complaining about something the rest of use will find useful.
Ooh, 8Gb of RAM, how novel. Or not... pretty standard spec on a decent workstation and not expensive at all.
8 core CPU is a bit unusual but you don't simply compare number of cores to see which CPU is more powerful.
If your MacBook Pro was an adequate desktop replacement, why isn't it now? I'm finding in the Windows world that you really don't need to keep upgrading like you used to. Other than an SSD, if you have 4-8Gb RAM and a dual/quad-core CPU, things don't seem to be getting slower. Other than games of course, but they are always a special case.
"You could leave a desktop PC sitting in sleep mode but my experience of exploding PC power supplies forces me to turn off at the wall."
Yes, and the reason you need to do a full shutdown rather than hibernate is? Rebooting from hibernate is near-instant in many cases. For me it's a sluggish kind of instant, but then my storage isn't entirely solid state like a phone/tablet.
Have you timed how long your phone or tablet takes to do a cold boot? It is by no means instant.
Some people walk 11 miles just to GET to work, and consider themselves lucky.
If you're stupid or underprivileged, count yourself lucky you live in a country where the "worst job" involves walking for 8 hours a day for a decent minimum wage. In the majority of the world, this would be seen as a great job.
If you never got a break but are not stupid, this kind of job pays enough you could still continue your education and get into something better.
Postmen seem to manage, even carrying a bag full of post. Now who's the asshat?
They couldn't have picked a more fun-loving, tolerant, non-sexist nation for it either.
Every day? I wish!
1kg is quite a lot to fluctuate over the course of a day, if you don't imbibe all your food and fluids in one go and aren't drinking several pints at lunch.... Ah - he's a journalist.
That does not sound either realistic or healthy to me. 1lb a day?!
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?
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.
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?