...and thanks for all the F***
5911 posts • joined 28 May 2010
...and thanks for all the F***
I'm still waiting for it on my Lumia 1020. At least I think I am, nobody has told me it's available or that I have it installed, and voice recognition is only good enough for "phone mum" or "call 0123 456 789".
If it was 32GB maybe, since many Win8 tablets ships with 32-64Gb SSDs. For a travel-PC that spare 90Gb will do nicely, we forget just how much space ONE gigabyte is when it comes to storing documents!
Seemingly both incredibly daft and actually quite cool, in a nerdy kind of way.
I think all of us were BORN with dainty fingers. They just didn't stay that way.
It's almost like the world of technology changes over time.
America's the best country in the world and if you don't agree I'll shoot you with this gun I am entitled to own.
In an American's eyes, a Canadian would view the opportunity to relocate to the US of A like a winning lottery ticket!
Gates was known for being pretty tough too in the early days, but more on the technical side where you might get ripped apart if your proposal wasn't thorough.
Well they both left already didn't they - X-files went on for something like 9 series and at least one of the main cast left well before the end. I only watched the first few series but I'm told it went down the Lost route i.e. crap.
I'm not sure - being lashed to the point they have to stop so you don't die, allowed to heal so they can repeat the process, TWENTY TIMES, many might prefer death. He's surely likely to die from the punishment and/or spend years in agony.
It was pretty soft really, all things considered - like it was coming down sideways.
I recommend reading "The Light of Other Days" (SF novel) as a "what if privacy disappeared" thought experiment. It's quite apt. For that matter, the Culture universe (Iain M Banks) - which is often depicted as a free-thinking utopia - shares this concept although it's not really a key theme.
The implementation was undeniably ugly but there's really SO much promise to the concept. Maybe not for every-day use - that depends on fashion as much as utility - but for many, many learning and educational uses.
I have a few great app ideas but it seems a bit pointless to work on them with nobody to sell the apps to :(
They've stopped selling the prototype version and moving the development team out of the "pie in the sky department" into a real division - that sounds more like gearing up for a real product to me.
Yeah, the 1020 is flipping amazing not just as a camera but for video and audio. When you record a live band/gig on it, and play it back in your living room, it actually sounds like you remember it!
The picture even shows someone half-way through trying to make a bacon roll-up.
I guess you could grind up crispy bacon and mix it with tobacco. I'm hereby registering "Pigar"
So you want to the EU to dictate tax rates to member states?
You pay tax on profit. Paying 2000 salaries costs quite a lot :)
Yeah, every country uses the same technical standards.
Using an open-source tool in preference to their own product? Ouch. They used to use Perforce for Windows OS development as well during the VSS era.
That seems a poor argument, regardless how useless this particular product is.
With baby crap that's all you need to sell, sometimes... play on the worried parents' insecurities about their ability to look after the child.
I think you're overthinking this.
Parents have been using baby monitors for decades so really this is in that mold, not some new development.
Still way OTT though, you'd be constantly freaking out "oh no his heart-rate is 2bmp faster than normal what's wrong"
It's a fix!
Giving 10% of annual revenue to said employees is ridiculous. They would be so much richer than their peers that everyone else would be jealous they never got screwed over in the first place!
Anon don't really care who they fight with as long as they have someone to fight and it gets them in the news.
They probably store them in their side of the ISS.
40X further from the Sun than Earth is, there can't be a whole lot of light to take pictures. Does that mean pictures will inevitably be low-quality or does it carry a massive flash-bulb?
He should've carried 5C models then it would've been OK.
That's a standard laptop screen size, or it should be!
Is that a real WP variable or part of the dodgy code?
And that IBM system was available for consumer purchase at a reasonable price?
Printed cheese or butter designs would be pretty cool.
I have to say, I couldn't disagree more. That distinction is very important to me, at least!
How long before Heston Blumenthal starts using one in his restaurants?
billionaire player behaving antisocially in-game, safe in the knowledge that their bank balances can handle a few million credits of virtual fines
If the purpose of an MMO is to model people behaving as people in a virtual world, then this seems spot on. People are gits, rich people get away with it!
Still, having your stuff in a rocket which blew up would be pretty neat (if it was unmanned - was it?)
... I think I'll have cheese for lunch.
Not VERY different. Basically just gravity; one expects they do their tests in vacuum. Maybe they even test it in controlled free-fall?
You mean when it was rubbish because nobody was investing money in it, companies thought a GeoCities page done by the boss' nephew was a "web presence", and we didn't have decent internet even if there was content worth waiting for?
Yeah why make something easier?
I rather read this as keeping the mirrors as is, but adding HUD to them so you look in your wing-mirror and it highlights the fact the car coming up behind you is an Audi travelling at 108mph so you can get out of the way! Combining real optics and extra information rather than just putting in a camera... so if there's a fault you can still see.
Based on the article I thought the price would be like £9k... not £16k! That's proper car prices.
For balance, it's not too white. It's quite pleasant on all my monitors.
I use Visual Studio and NotePad++ and MSWord and Explorer all the time and they don't hurt me either, and I don't change all my theme settings to brown on black or anything.
Maybe you all have your monitors turned up too much or sit too close to the screens :)
From my experience consulting members just makes them believe they will get what they want and they'll be just as cross when they don't, maybe more so "you didn't listen to us at all".
I think "dump the new site and stick your fingers in your ears" is probably as good an approach as anything. Feedback will always be overwhelmingly negative with a large proportion clamouring "put it back how it was" so I'm not sure attempting to placate people actually achieves anything other than wear you out and risk you getting pissed off with your users.
You raise good points but being pragmatic, people are going to bitch.
When a web development teacher knows the first thing about designing a proper website I'll eat my hat. I've never ever seen a site, even one built by a good web designer, that ANY other web designer wouldn't say "that's a bit crap, you should re-do it".
It is massively subjective for a start, and also affected by trends and fashions just like magazines are in terms of what looks good.
In my experience lots of people clamour "this is awful" and "I'll have to consider leaving if you don't put it back" but very few actually will leave unless the site is actually broken rather than aesthetically unpleasing to them.
And the ones who really will leave over a colour scheme, are generally not that much of a loss although they think they will be.
Sorry for being blunt in my other comments but as I said I've seen this story unfold on other techy/IT/nerdy community sites and it's almost like there's a script that gets passed round. The moment I saw the new design (I wasn't aware it was coming) I knew the kind of complaints and feedback El Reg would get. So forgive my grumpiness, people complaining about someone trying to improve a wonderful resource they get for free makes me feel old and weary the Nth time round ;)
'Loyal' communities are the worst when it comes to changing anything because they view the site as home and think they own it or have some say over it. When management come in and run roughshod over their desires, it's a reminder that's not the case.
I think that's why things get so heated, it's like if your local pub of 30 years has a refit and you hate it, you feel like you should've been consulted.
I actively choose to just get on and acclimatise even if I don't like it much because I never saw a site flip-flop on these kind of things and the content is what's important. I've already almost stopped noticing the changes in layout/