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What a surprise, a web-designer suggesting a site should be redesigned.
I've never found a single site, even one brand new from a good designer, that other designers don't tear to shreds. It seems ingrained into being a web-designer that every site must be completely re-designed every year or two.
Of course this is unbiased professionalism, not blatant self-interest.
Re: 17.07MB ?
More than 1Mb seems OTT.
Maybe you can do it in CSS, but it's far easier not to. HTML+CSS is an abomination creaking at the seams.
Re: The lack of a new Mac Pro
For 90%+ of users, the MBP is vastly overpowered as it is. Apple are not superficial, they simply focus their main activity on the home user market rather than business... similar to FireFox really in this regard. Nothing wrogn with being focused.
Re: chalk one for the good guys
These botnets target desktops if I understand rightly, but with the explosion in the number of servers running is it likely we'll see botnets attacking cloud servers, etc? In that world, targeting Linux would be the obvious route just as targeting Android in the mobile space is the sensible choice.
Re: titles are for toffs.
You can put stuff on iTunes with no label, in which case 30% cut is an amazing deal.
You realise that the major labels pay maybe 5-10% to the artist, so Apple are taking maybe 2-3% of what the artist gets.
If only it were so simple.
So the conclusion we reach is...
...that computer nerds don't watch the SuperBowl. Who knew?
Yeah I've probably only got 20 more years of milking that cow. At which point, I can simply switch to whatever has replaced it. Or retire on the $$$ I've made from M$.
Re: Really, guys?
Hmm. Node.js presumably works just great on big data for quick development and testing, right up until you actually have real big data coming in.
I bit like how Twitter proved how great Ruby-on-Rails was, until it fell over and had to be re-written. Or how Facebook used PHP, but had to write their own spec PHP->native code compiler because they were going to run out of floorspace for servers otherwise.
Re: what the hell?
It seems especially weird in the word of FOSS, where so many sub-cultures are "backward" and hang on to pure C. This is the exact opposite.
Re: Especially fast?!
Java isn't 100 times slower than C++.
Has anyone seen any benchmarks comparing JS on different browsers with non-JS options? Not sure quite how it would work but couldn't you try to compare JS Vs Flash/Silverlight/Java in the same browser somehow? Even NaCl or a bespoke C++ plugin.
Re: one of the very worse languages ever invested
I do however quite like AS3 which I think is just the next version of ECMA (please correct me). But I like it because it's basically just like Java... all that prototyping stuff is gone.
TBH if JS had proper dev tools in the same vein as Eclipse/VS I'm sure it would be just fine, so maybe it's simply the DOM and browser aspects that put me off.
How's it work?
What if not everyone wants to sell? Do they only have to get a majority and can then force everyone to sell? Will every single share owner get a letter asking them about this?
Wouldn't it make sense for DELL to come up with a few bits of REALLY bad news to depress their share price first...?
For goodness' sake
"Let's pick the worst language we can find with the worst dev tools."
Yes, yes. I'm sure JS on it's own is an elegant language. But you don't use a language in isolation.
I didn't say the HP has no SSD, it's plainly stated in the article that it does.
I was referring to "Only the Acer C7 – which uses an actual, spinning hard disk"; as I said I thought the ChromeOS specified SSD must be used.
So a little 'booth' in the middle of a busy throughfare... hardly a peaceful environment. And of course, what about all those people (nearly all of them) who have 3G?
Blocking WiFi, 3G and phone coverage would be better. I'd quite like pubs which had such systems, and train Quiet coaches.
OK grandad. You stay out of the modern world and we'll keep off your lawn.
Re: Even a Portable Faraday Cage?
They said the law was about intent. So a building which accidentally blocks signal would not have that.
Re: "Some of our Customers..."
Which is a small proportion of their total customer base.
>>I can't see pure hydrogen ever taking over from a Hydrocarbon..
Even when the latter run out or are scare enough the price goes up 10X?
Re: Key assumption:
- Weight is still an issue
- Fast charge requires infrastructure all of its own... that will be the limiting factor
Re: More coal fueled power stations needed?
Burning coal in a vast plant is more efficient and less wasteful than doing so in your car. Waste can be contained far more effectively and when it must be discharged, done so strategically rather than right where all the people are.
>>Talking of forgetting to mention things, how will all the hydrogen be produced? oops
On an industrial scale meaning that the pollution per gallon of oil will be less than just burning the oil in your car.
I don't recall battery death being mentioned as an electric car criticism. Not that it's not a valid point, but I don't believe this is a major factor why the average family isn't interested.
Re: What will Oil companies do..
Oil companies will simply buy into H2 production, they've probably been planning their strategy for a decade or two.
Re: WP 7 and WP 8 bashers
So the fact I've never owned an Android phone or run Linux desktop does not diminish the credibility of my statement that they're shoddy and not user-friendly?
Using something for a few minutes or using it day in and out are totally different. If I used Linux every day I might come to love all the things I'd have to learn, which on first impressions just annoy me.
Re: If you are having trouble connecting to the Internet
Seems the affected customers have no problem accessing FaceBook or Twitter, so their main uses are not affected!
Re: Internet Exploder....
>>Fuck - another tedious rant....
You got that part right if nothing else.
Re: "...older versions of IE continue to be a real challenge for developers "
I don't think MS make any pretence about IE6 not being crap.
IE9 relied on DirectX 10 which is a core component of Windows and not available for XP. The debate is whether DX10 should have been released for XP, not IE9.
Re: Or, alternatively ...
Not going bankrupt because you stopped using proprietary software is the best endorsement you can come up with for FOSS? Great, where do I sign up.
I can agree with b) although technically I see why it is a problem to achieve and not worth the hassle with 3rd party solutions (IE6 tab, VMs available.
But there are solid technical reasons why some versions of IE only run on certain versions of Windows. The extra work it would have taken (for a purpose they don't really value) is evident if you follow the mozilla mailing lists when those things are discussed for FF.
It's still a strain on the limited resources - I'm sure some games even render at less than 720p (early titles perhaps).
It's very game specific, but when I worked in the industry it was a big deal to NEVER drop below 50/60 FPS for any reason.
It will not be download only.
It will not render at 4k
It will have the grunt to render at 1080p (most Ps3 games don't)
It will have 3D functionality
It might use a special high-capacity blu-ray
In other words it will be a more powerful PS3. Consoles are generally of similar grunt to a mid-level gaming PC at time of launch, at best. So I predict we'll get a console which can push full 1080p HD to the limit, and maybe upscale to 4k, but nothing more.
Re: Some people wonder
Who is popular with everyone?
Apple stores do definitely have a unique look though. You can protect a brand...
Google Chrome – tooting the horn of web standards compliance from the very beginning
Apart from the fact it is packed full of non-standard stuff. Webkit extensions, Pepper API, NaCl, Gears, ...
Re: Just don't
MS have been campaigning for ages to get everyone to stop using IE6, and even IE7. The difference is that they don't act like a petulant child and force you to use newer versions in the same way many sites and tech-stacks (Google, Wordpress) do.
Don't let the facts get in the way of a good anti-MS rant though, Sorry, M$ I mean.
Q to the Reg
Is there a way you can automatically tell any user quoted in such articles about that fact? I'm sure the Ts&Cs allow you to do it, I just wouldn't want to miss the ego trip :)
Take that anti-Moore pessimists
Just as it seems things are slowing down, something new comes along!
The 610 I got for £160 last year (it's a bit slow but otherwise decent). This is powerful enough to run the more demanding NT kernel and costs even less?
If it runs WP8 OK this is a seriously good deal, but that would be my main concern. Did they mention if it has SD support?
Everyone going 7" seems a mistake to me. The original iPad form factor seems ideal to me for browsing the web and watching video without having to zoom in on smaller text.
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