4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Re: 12s... enough difference to negate a feature
I still thought Google had designed/stipulated ChromeOS to only run with SSD.
Re: Multiple accounts?
On Chrome browser you can indeed login to multiple accounts at once... it's a bit flaky but WAY better than it used to be.
But I was wondering more about the machine login... and how tightly integrated your google login id is to the OS. If you can simply do "login to another account" from the browser/gmail that would be fine.
Does anyone know how ChromeOS handles people who, like me, have multiple google accounts? I have my personal gmail account, but my business stuff is also g-apps powered so I have a email@example.com login too... I think these days its the same architecture underneath.
Re: Why not a tablet?
Has anyone heard of any plans to make a ChromeOS tablet out of interest?
Does this work on Mac - is it fully web-based or does it [still?] require a downloaded component?
What about the instant-download feature... Windows only?
I was interested when browsing my local Fapple store, to note that they had MSOffice installed on all the demo machines. I'd never thought it was a big deal to Apple users but maybe it is now Apple has managed to get a half decent slice of market share.
>>Wonder if Open or Libre Office can be compiled for the Mac?
Hang on, that was a serious question rather than snide sarcasm?!
Re: A little bubble of an ‘alternative' universe will appear and then expand out and destroy us
S2E17 "Playing God"
While Dax mentors her first Trill initiate, a proto-universe threatens to destroy the station and Bajor.
A little bubble of an ‘alternative' universe will appear and then expand out and destroy us
Isn't that at least 2 episodes of StarTrek TNG/DS9?
looks like it will have to cough up $100K for the replacements
They don't have insurance in America?
It's still too early to announce WP as a total fail. They're playing the long game so for now it's only a disappointment!
there is no line of business that was started after he took over that has gone ANYWHERE
Kinect. There's one solitary note of success :)
Re: Drones don't take pictures
If I shoot you with a gun, it's pretty obvious it was me. If I shoot you with a remote controlled drone, it's not?
Re: Tricky one
So if I live somewhere not overlooked by any neighbours or roads, I have to make sure to close the curtains in case someone is looking through the window with a drone? Or make sure not to sunbath topless in my private garden which can't be seen any other way?
Considering how frothy-mouthed you lot get about anyone knowing what you're doing on the internet, I'm surprised you're in favour of people spying through your window.
Re: Dear government...
How's it in reverse when your neighbour uses a drone to watch you getting dressed?
I think having a drone with camera is an absolutely wonderful toy, if the range and battery life get a bit better than current consumer versions... you'd essentially be able to fly!
But one can definitely imagine a massive use of these for watching people in the nude either for personal use, 'journalism', blackmail, or peep-show porn sites.
Even if it's illegal to peep on people, catching anyone who is using a drone would be a nightmare so banning the sale of such products might, unfortunately, have to be the reasonable solution. Of course people can still built their own but then it goes from a mass-consumer-problem to a minority problem as few people could be bothered.
There's an Arthur C. Clarke story (with Baxter I think) which talks about the death of privacy. In that case it's due to the ability to open mini-wormholes but the principle could be the same.
Re: a pole?
>>Why not just make peeping in a bedroom window with a camera illegal?
One would think this surely IS illegal already, but perhaps the wording excludes remote viewing or is ambiguous and they don't want lawyers using it to make money.
Chip on shoulder El Reg?
It reads like this entire article was merely an opportunity to bring up the LIBOR scandal, which is totally unconnected to the actual story.
If you're a grown man watching BP in the first place something is wrong.
Re: Why does there have to be anything left
Even if it blew everything into a cloud of individual electrons, protons, etc, that would still be 'something'. Even a 100% total matter->energy conversion would leave behind all that light and x-rays and stuff.
Oh look it's the evangelical Atheists. Stop forcing your beliefs on me!
I think people thinking they're smarter than they really are is far more of a danger than religion.
Re: This whole debate...
Rubbish. Even with a very significant event, our climate will STILL be less difficult than that of Mars/Moon.
I'm not talking about billions of us surviving, but tens of thousands is all that is needed. That's a pretty huge colony.
This whole debate...
... is predicated on the axiom that there is some special reason why our race should survive. Evolution/natural selection inspires life-forms which seek to stay alive but by avoiding predators and so on, not planning centuries ahead. Perhaps the blind assumption that we must/should spread from Earth is part of the same thing?
In my opinion, any impact other than one which would literally destroy the planet would not wipe out humankind or life in general, and would leave behind more people than we could set up on a colony. We're not dinosaurs, reliant on a certain climate or delicate environment, but tool-users able to survive a wide variety of conditions.
Putting the time/money into building a framework - libraries, tools, etc - that would allow a remnant of the population to survive the harshest conditions following a major event seems better. For the cost of a program to build a self-sustaining colony on Mars, we could surely build 100 equivalent kits which could be used to re-colonise Earth!
Re: Good work.
But how to do eggs properly is a nightmare all on its own. I'll go to one egg if you'll let me have black pudding.
Re: Ugh, cheap tea
The important thing you have to realise is that we're not snobs.
Ugh, cheap tea
I can't stand own-brand teabags, especially value ones. It's just foul. Yorkshire is nice but we just plump with PG-Tips or Tetley for our plain old fashioned tea.
Re: IE10 scores much higher than IE9 on html5test.com
Several of the sections on html5test are not part of HTML5, they are 'related' technologies or unratified standards. We're back in the land of "standards are what the majority support" since the official HTML5 stuff is such a small subset of "HTML5".
Re: IE10 in corporate
Was that a comment that they have _finally_ added SC or a dig that they haven't?
I have an addon for IE9 which works great but yes I do not understand why it's not built in. You'd think AT LEAST installing Office would give you SC!
It's the people who [think they] know what they're doing who seem to most often have problems, maybe because they broke their system. The rest of us 'idiots' just find the new version works fine.
Don't be so hard on yourself.
Re: IE10 on Xbox ......
Never thought of that. A decent browser on your console is kind of useful for video sites, and the PS3 one is definitely terrible (although Flash support might be the primary problem).
I thought IE9 already supported HTML5, or at least some of the core bits?
edit: using http://html5test.com/ the answer is that it supports canvas, video, audio and many other things including local storage and geolocation. To me, that means it does support "HTML5".
Weren't there valid security reasons against WebGL?
Anyone tried it in anger?
IE9 is a massive step from IE8, how does IE10 compare against IE9 for compatibility, performance and miscellaneous gadgetry? Big changes or evolutionary?
Re: Ubuntu this, Ubuntu That
Silly AC. Didn't you remember - repeat after me...
LINUX IS BEST.
LINUX IS GOOD.
WE MUST NEVER DOUBT LINUX.
Re: I wish they'd
But then as I was beaten around the head with, Android is Linux.
ANOTHER phone OS?
Just what we need :)
With this being Linux, does that mean everyone who decides to do a Linux phone variant will make their own totally new GUI - or are they adapting the desktop GUI for touch? How much customization have they had to do?
Re: No brakes?
Is it safe to put on your parking (hand?) brake at 100mph on a road with other cars?
Yes. A small % of crazy computers is far better than a large % of dickheads.
Re: What would you expect
What about if I run 'Apple computer repair', a local PC shop?
Re: Cider: it just works.
With a bottle of cider, it really is your fault if you hold it the wrong way.
Re: He's missing a track here!
Or learn/hire someone to do repairs on Apple kit.
That after several years, most USB plugs now actually identify the 'top' in some way... same for iPod dock plugs... and device makers _seem_ to be standardising accordingly.
The surface Pro isn't a tablet. It's a laptop with no keyboard. You can blame Intel if you must, but it probably has 3-5X the power of even the iPad4 (which is literally 2X as fast as iPad3).
Re: There's the Kool-aid...
>>There's that Kool-aid again if you think Windows is the best OS for getting things done. You can get far, far more work done by using Ubuntu or MacOS - they are so much faster.
Please don't spread these kind of lies. I work on a Mac and a PC and there is no perceptible difference in productivity. If the work you're doing is impacted by how fast you PC is running, you need a new PC regardless of OS.
My Windows PC is 3-4 years old and out of 8 hours a day, I lose maybe 5min waiting for it to keep up with me... far less than I spend on internet forums!
Re: Or with Windows CE
You can install apps on Windows devices too, even WinRT... it's similar to creating bespoke private apps for iOS I guess.
Re: Seems sensible to have quick lookup
Since now they write everything on bits of paper, it's hardly less secure :)
Seems an appropriate use of the technology to me, rather than using it because it's cool.
Re: "each cop gains 30 minutes of time a day"
>>And 30 minutes on FaceBook, 20 minutes sending some Tweets to other officers and 15 minutes finding the closet donut shop during the day.
Because cops don't already have personal smartphones on which they do such things?
If MS announced the end of IE, we'd end up with exactly the IE6 problem all over again. Companies would simply end up sticking with IE9/10 for their in-house tools for years and years, while the rest of the world moves further and further away and the work to address porting the tools gets greater and greater.
ActiveX remains a very big deal and since it's clearly never going to be introduced to other browsers, this is rather a sticking point as I see it. Meanwhile, Google want to introduce their own alternative to ActiveX, rather than get behind NPAPI.
Rather than let a bad review disappear in a week, you want to get everyone reading it with a childish spat?
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