4817 posts • joined 28 May 2010
I doubt the "pinball" game had anything to do with the success or failure
Re: Also look at...
Apart from the 'proper techies' who run servers, who are surely the most proper of all.
I wonder how much the metal Kg will turn out to mass when measured against the new standard.
Re: So, presumably
I think that might be stretching the random mutations / natural selection mechanisms a bit too far. Suddenly a billion years doesn't quite seem like enough time!
Like when atheists point at parasitic wasps as 'proof' there is no God? Equally weak arguments.
Re: Android virus the cry of self denial.....
You're complaining about software that makes things easier for the user? This is why FOSS software is so badly designed then - you have to prove your worth?
Re: Android virus the cry of self denial.....
It's OK, blame evil Google for the vulnerabilities and normalcy is restored in the Linux/FOSS camp.
Re: Wrong I am
What's wrong with protecting a recipe for a cake?
Re: Wrong I am
Except H.264 is actually one example where a patent isn't stupid, is it? It's not a vague nebulous idea, but an actual detailed invention.
Too late for what exactly? It is probably not really going to affect you.
Re: Biggest mistake ever in the history of the internet
I think you mean fuck.off
Can we buy?
Are any/most of these going to registrars to re-sell, so I could for instance buy latenight.party, or are they all going to be used by a single company each?
isn't apple.com easier to remember than shop.apple?
Re: Very clever, I'm sure
Yes those 8 people...
Re: Very clever, I'm sure
Nice of you to speak for all of us. Actually, we won't.
Re: How much did this article cost Tapad?
Considering the Reg commentard-base is happy to believe any comment which doesn't criticise MS is paid for, I'll give this conspiracy theory the same level of respect.
Can they sell?
Giving stock seems a bit bizarre but maybe that's just how things work... anyway this is far beyond the normal rich person giving $5million so well done Mark.
Re: Ansible (Ender version)
No it is not an ansible. I'm 90% sure that quantum-entanglement-teleportation doesn't violate the rule that you cannot transmit information faster than light. Can't remember the details though.
I thought quantum entanglement was totally unaffected by removing the entangled entities to any distance. The 'teleportation' is not done by photons but quantum 'magic' between the entangled objects... so I don't see the relevance of the optical cable or how long it is.
EVERYONE lives by double standards.
And are you saying hypocrisy is a mental illness?
Re: and so it goes on.
"do as I say not as I do" is surely the only sensible mantra for leadership since leaders are human and invariably as flawed as the rest of us. "Do as I do" is never going to get us anywhere.
I like that we can comment on his page, send private messages, etc. I'm tempted except I'm not sure if I might find angry Iranians at my door...
I miss AskJeeves.
Re: CWGX (Certified Walled Gardens Expert)
You could feel free to set up a body issuing such certification.
Re: proof that the software is too complex
Some things are inherently complicated. Enterprise-level virtualisation centres sounds like one of those things to me.
Finally, a reference other than the bloody pod bay doors.
me: cancel... have you ever used Siri?!
Anyway... surely you could modify the software to check you are within range first. Since you can say "Siri remind me to buy milk when I get to work" for instance. Did you not read the "super pre-alpha" description, and the fact this is a proof of concept only.
Seriously, you bunch of luddites! Picking holes in R&D projects because they're not ready for mass-market, well duh.
Re: in my experience it would be more like...
2. they'll adapt it to use another voice-control protocol... if Apple don't allow that they'll move it to Android.
MS aren't promoting Silverlight for the PC so the assertion they don't want HTML5 makes little sense when they are gearing their tools around it.
Adobe has Flash but similarly seems set/resigned it is on the way out, they seem to be killing it faster than they need to if anything. HTML5 content tools are a massive money pit for Adobe.
Apple don't have a rich web alternative of their own. So unless you think they simply want everything done as a native app rather than a website, which seems a little like a conspiracy theory, that doesn't work either.
More likely, MS and Apple are simply tremendously conservative because they have to support their browsers for several years, unlike Chrome and Firefox who just release a new version and change their minds on feature-sets without the need to provide enterprise support.
Your browser can't properly support HTML5 in 2013 because there isn't a proper HTML5 to support... the really useful bits aren't part of the spec!
So hardly MS' fault this time round.
We've asked Microsoft for a comment, but have yet to receive a reply.
Is that because they couldn't read your email?
Re: @ t.est The Real Story here...
What are we supposed to use instead of Quark these days... it was THE choice for newspapers when my dad retired from that world and since then I lost touch with what's used, though I note Quark is still selling new versions.
@Robert Long 1
Really is that the best troll you can come up with?
Oh and Toastan, you misunderstand the Scientific Method.
Re: What I wish would happen to WBC
Although finding out someone is in the WBC without breaking any laws would have to be followed.
Anyway, surely the WBC ARE widely shunned?
The UK does not have the same laws as the US... the whole constitution thing simply doesn't exist here.
I'm not sure which is more amazing, our leaps in technology or the ability of the brain to automatically reconfigure itself to understand how to communicate with a microchip that's been crudely rammed into place.
Actually, I am sure :) The science is absolutely wonderful but in my view, the more we advance in computing, the more amazing the brain is in comparison.
Re: re-sale value
A universe with eBay. Check for yourself.
Re: "acting fraudulently in a moral sense"
What's TV got to do with it. Are you a tax-dodging ISA fraudster?
That suggests they don't provide a service. This is clearly tosh whether you like or hate Google.
Perhaps focus your arguments on accuracy rather than how emotive you can make them?
As for "the people who need that money"... oh please.
"acting fraudulently in a moral sense"
Good soundbite, you sound like one of those overly earnest middle-class students who puts on rags to sit and protest with an iPad in their satchel and an iPhone in their designer skinny jeans.
You don't have an ISA do you?
>>No, they bail them out with taxes gathered from normal people who can't divert their income to Luxembourg or the Caymans.
A rather poor piece of sarcasm, since the majority of companies in UK aren't multi-national corporations using such tricks.
And of course, it's capitalism which gives people their salaries to tax anyway.
Surely if he was guilty under the laws then, he cannot be pardoned? If you start changing laws retrospectively, anyone convicted could start demanding damages.
An apology is appropriate, in my eyes. But none of this should be because of his importance or what he did for his country. Forgiving "important gays" only is crazy.
Re: Internet Explorer – the worst web browser in the world
So it was the worst out of 2?
Internet Explorer – the worst web browser in the world
In the 90s it was hardly the worst browser in the world.
You'll save "a few hundred" on a device costing £400? You're going to get an i7 PC for <£200?
Well done for totally missing the point btw.
I haven't seen people think a Surface is a PC without a keyboard. They think it's a tablet. Windows Phone hasn't led to people thinking their phone is a phone-sized PC.
Re: Demand might be phenomenal
How exactly is it unpopular? Every review of windows 8 on a phone/tablet I've seen has been positive.
Re: @JDX (was: The backlash starts here.....)
Poor jake, a nerd who doesn't understand sarcasm :)
Clearly bronze & silver badges mean nothing, they are merely symbols of fickle public opinion. Only gold means anything :)
Re: Sounds good
>>or you just used a smart pointer
smart pointers are officially part of C++ already. But if you want to transfer ownership of a chunk of memory from one object to another, you still have to do some mucking about - it's not simple reference counting as that achieves something different.
How will this be achieved/implemented in the new version anyway, anyone got a code snippet?
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