4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Goes to show.
MS spend loads of money on wacky "out there" R&D, stuff that might be useful in a decade or more. I guess you didn't know that.
Finally, a practical way to demonstrate a spin-1/2 particle in real life.
Somebody missed the point.
It's amazing how computer-rendered reality can look sometimes.
Don't know how Logmein works technically but there is a big difference between RDP and VNC-based offerings.
Re: It's almost as if Microsoft doesn't want developers
Is it really that expensive though? Not for a full-time professional. I work with arty folk and they have to buy Maya/3DSMax which are much more expensive last time I checked, and then there's Photoshop. FOSS alternatives exist (Blender, Gimp) but people still believe the paid for products are worth the money and personally I think the same is true for VS.
You also have to remember that the VS Express tools are quite capable for serious use, many companies use them for creating commercial products and they are completely free. You can develop in VS without paying anything more than your Windows licenses if you use VS-Express and SVN/Git/etc.
XP is possibly the best OS MS have ever made.
You totally fail to understand. XP is not likely to be compromised, it is GUARANTEED to be. Every time MS release a fix for Vista/7/8 attackers will be seeing if the thing being fixed is a vulnerability in XP.
Nobody should be doing anything to prolong the usage of XP in any situation it is outwards facing.
Re: Still not enough
Do they? Most regular Windows users (i.e. non-techies) don't really seem to like the classic start menu... nested menus are fiddly and you can never find anything. That's WHY so many Windows PCs end up with the desktop totally full of icons... which is not dissimilar from the W8 start screen.
I've yet to see anyone explain why a full-screen start screen is a bad idea, only to keep reiterating that is. When the start-menu is in use, you cannot use another application, the UI is fully modal. So making full use of the screen rather than force you to look in one corner while the rest of the screen is unused isn't really a bad thing.
You only have to look at OSX, regarded as easy to use, to see this is not some controversial new design. On OSX both the Applications and Launch-Pad thing open a big tiled window. Granted it's not full-screen but it's far more similar to Start Screen than Start Menu.
The Metro UI is clunky on a desktop, for sure, but that is now optional.
Dangerous to users
Surely any company who offers support to their products past EOS date is implicitly making it easier for users to stay on XP, giving them false security they are still protected.
The responsible thing to do is for all software companies to pull together in trying to get everyone OFF XP. You know, the way they did with IE6.
Re: the russians
I wouldn't call dropping it and breaking it "first rate".
>>don't the God botherers claim that the Earth is only a few thousand years old?
Well I'm in a church of 200 people which would be regarded as pretty fundamentalist and I know of 2 people who think this, and I know they are considered weird even within our weird church.
So I think the answer is no.
the momentous day on which every phone call on the planet became a "local call"
Like Skype then. We can already call people anywhere on the world for free, hell we can do it with video.
No, this is the reality whenever a town depends on a single company for jobs. Happens all the time.
Yeah, I don't think Apple want a slice of the budget market really. OK they have the Mac Mini and the iPod nano but both seem like nobody at Apple really cares about them.
You don't see Rolex selling a £50 watch or Ferrari a £30k car, premium brands retain their value by being premium.
Re: Want an apple but not the 5c or the 5s
You can still get iPhone 5 on contract brand new, can't you? They were still doing iPhone 4 (non-s) when the 5 was out.
Re: No mention of increased production of the 5S then?
Well obviously if more people are buying 5S rather than 5C, a reporter would simply say "5C selling below expectations". Facts just get in the way of the story.
Re: See .....
Why do you think it costs significantly less to make than the 5[S]?
Re: Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market
If you think that stating something that is flat-out false counts as a joke, maybe you shouldn't be critiquing others' sense of humour.
Yes we do. Awesome is an English word - it's even used in traditional hymns.
Re: RT is pointless
Why is lack of a selfiecam an epic fail on budget phone?
Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?
The average smartphone user reaches for their device more than 100 times per day
Re: Highly Likely
Since they don't officially number the iPad since the iPad2, my guess is you're wrong.
Kind of excited by an iPad5 though, every generation has been a big step up in CPU/GPU and I work on stuff which pushes the iPad to its limits.
And then everyone will simply un-tick it.
Re: Author has never watched F1...
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.
Re: So tell us Mr. Branson
I apologise. I thought using all-caps would CLARIFY IT WAS A JOKE but clearly that was far to subtle for you lot.
Wow, they even have a WP7 client!
a screen-orientation lock button
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).
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.
So tell us Mr. Branson
What reason could you have for living on your own PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND other than tax evasion?
So if I call Subway it will instead of "ring ring" go "eat fresh" over and over and over and over?
Re: Is it really worth the effort ?
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.
Re: A well-deserved brew
If LO would properly support DOCX, it wouldn't matter if publishers used Word for their reviews...
"The .doc file format was also obfuscated, deliberately or intentionally"
It's a good job we stopped using it a decade ago then.
"Its pervasive near-monopoly status has brainwashed software developers"
Software developers generally don't use Word to write code. Other than rare cases.
will arrive at the planet in the summer of 2016, provided it suffers no more problems
I imagine it will arrive then even if it completely fails, since gravity is a 3rd-party system.
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.
Re: I'm a little confused...
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.
Re: Different name
Why would total strangers be allowed to post on your profile/wall in the first place?
Re: Facebook == Big Brother Watch
>>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.
force more content to be readable by everyone
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?
Re: Oh joy!
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.