4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
>>I been gaming for years, including the hyper violent "Worms" series of games, can't recall ever going out and killing anybody though
Your argument is like a nonagenarian smoker claiming that because they haven't developed cancer, smoking doesn't kill.
They are against games where you shoot PEOPLE. A game where you practice shooting paper targets at a simulated gun range has nothing to do with that.
Re: ...Really? This is news?
I guess you're an expert performing thousands of simultaneous queries on a multi-PB database then? It's called graph-search for a reason, the connectedness of a graph is in direct relationship to how hard it is to analyse.
I think we're only scratching the surface what their data could be used for, the problem is it's so much data it's hard to process.
I bet you could in theory develop intelligence agents which identify criminal/terrorist groups based on the interactions and interconnections between people for instance.
How many are actual friends... all of them. Or at least people I know.
Why do you want to rob your friends houses?
Re: Search for which movies or music your friends liked!
The moron is the person who:
a)calls people morons for not making their own opinions
b)tries to force his own opinion on others
c)thinks his opinions are not the result of all the opinions he was exposed to
No man is an island as the saying goes
If you're not going to use FB properly then I agree, why have an account? Just so you can complain about it?
Re: How do people find time for all the admin?
Pretty sure stopping your tags showing up is trivial... people can tag you but you have to confirm it.
Re: I have doubts about its usefulness to me
Since presumably users tell FB how valuable data is TO THEM PERSONALLY, it depends on the data you give it.
Not the news, just the inevitable "it's just spyware" comments. FB in particular has the most amazing collection of data available which could be used for absolutely astonishing projects, but you supposed techy experts can't see past them sticking your face next to an advert, and classifying this as some ultra-heinous near-criminal offence.
It might be suggested the people who developed the system know a bit about logging.
Whoever said to put one on every tree... if someone is logging thousands of trees you could put one every square mile and it would be enough.
Re: Flexible phones.... why?
Don't worry Charles, you just stick you your Nokia 3210 and let us kids get on with it.
>>It's actually quite difficult to imagine that anyone would own a Mac and a Windows Moble Phone...
Not really, it's pretty easy to imagine. Hard to believe maybe is what you meant.
Although I own a Mac and a Windows phone. And an iPad and a Windows desktop with Cygwin installed. And a Kindle.
I hope that didn't stretch your imagination too far.
Re: Surprising choice
I don't believe the majority of Mac owners are fanbois any more than Windows users are. Although it's fair to assume Mac owners are the demographic who favour iPhone the most.
Re: Problem with Online Ordering (Amazon)
What exactly was the point of that story other than to confess your idiocy? Next you'll be boycotting Tesco because someone's kid put stuff in your trolley and you didn't notice.
They STOLE my money for sure - all I got in return was a box with a shiny silver disc in it.
Amazon Outlet Stores?
Maybe? Or just more £1 shops?
Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid
Since they made a loss, presumably none at all. That's how tax works...
prays on the weak and the feeble
and the barely literate?
Re: buy buy sell sell
Are you one of the people who a few years ago said "nobody wants FaceBook"? Just trying to gauge how much weight and money to put on your views...
Re: Whatever it is, itl rape your privacy that little bit more
You're right, a social networking site would work much better if the site and other users couldn't see any information about you at all. It's nearly as bad as the time BT put my home phone number in their phone book... how is that not illegal?!
I think we'll see Fusion before Linuxtops.
Re: replace all those copper cables that the metal thieves nick all the time
Who says 2nd-hand nanotube wires won't be worth anything?
I thought this was one of those world-changing technological breakthroughs that was always 'just around the corner'. What next, sustainable fusion power? Linux desktop going mainstream?
Why is a company evil for wanting to make money? Just why exactly do you think companies exist in the first placE?
Crap troll. When Linux is used people are building on a legacy. When NT is used it's "can't be bothered to write a new OS".
People who don't know the first thing about programming probably shouldn't weigh in on subjects they are embarrassingly ignorant of, especially when they are fans of a 25-year-old OS.
Demonstrates that Windows NT code still lurks under the surface of Windows Phone 8
That's the whole POINT of W8 that it is built on a proper PC kernel for the first time, not a crippled CE/mobile OS like WP 7.5.
Re: True innovation
Unlike Android of course, built on an OS that pre-dates Windows NT.
I find it silly but my wife uses siri all the time to add reminders and it works remarkably well, for that use case I'm grudgingly forced to realise it is quicker to do it that way. Though it's the natural language processing which is really the time-saver.
Instagram is two guys in a shed, hardly an evil corporation.
Wine and cheese Vs millions of French people. A tough choice.
"Do you *really* think jailbreaking - in whatever form - should be this easy on an MS operating system / hardware device in 2013?"
Sure why not? iOS devices get jailbroken without fail, as do Android devices (those which try to stop you anyway)
Re: Interesting but...
If touch-screen PCs take off then OSX and Linux distros will suddenly be rushing to do something similar to create a touch-friendly UI.
Re: Suddenly Microsoft wants Open source - when it suits it
Google also use OSS only when it suits them, to get people on side. What is the story here, you expect a private company to embrace OSS purely for idealistic reasons?
Re: @ Al Taylor re - DropBox
I thought SkyDrive was available for other OS too - not the case?
I have a SD account (I assume, I own a WP7.5 phone) but never used it... DB does exactly what I need in a no-hassle way so I am struggling to see how any product will improve on that.
I wonder if I can set SD and DB up to monitor the same folder without them interfering?
Is it deliberately colourful to ape Nokia, or is this a Windows demand, or what?
Re: Windows Server is obsolete except as an exchange server
Oh grow up. The whole 'you're posting AC' argument is meaningless.
Does 2012 allow you to jump to desktop like W8 does, or is the choice Metro or nothing (nothing as in cmd-line not nothing as in 'no choice')?
Re: Write apps for windows at your own risk
"Write apps for windows at your own risk. If you start to make money, then Microsoft will bring out their own version and attempt to steal the market you created."
Yes, it's called capitalism. When companies try to stop others doing this, you complain about "stupid software patents stifling free competition". Make up your damn mind.
The article makes it clear the 2012 is pretty awesome and mentions catching up or sometimes surpassing the competition a few times... but the competition is (presumably) Linux which is free. Now I know that software/license costs can dwindle to insignificance compared to hardware and human costs but even so, you'd want to be cost-effective.
AS a non-server guy powershell sounds a killer feature but doesn't nix match that for example?
For any sailors here...
It would make an awesome chart table[t]
I'm a bit confused how this is a tablet rather than simply a touchscreen all-in-1 PC.
It's good that W8 allows such high resolutions, and flexibility on spec at all really.
But isn't this basically like the old MS Surface table thing?
Re: Dump the Windoze
7 it would seem. Maybe they just think it's a stupid comment.
If that's the worst it came up with after perusing UD they got of VERY lightly indeed. They're lucky it didn't invite anyone for a hot lunch.
Re: Best haptic feedback there is on a "glass keyboard"
I was impressed how effective it is even on my cheap-ass Nokia Lumia 610 (WP7.5). The tiny buzz really is quite effective.
Just leave him with his £289 DELL laptop, he's happy with it.
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