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asdf maybe stick to topics you know something about in future; game development clearly isn't one of them. Big fancy 3D titles have been written in managed languages for years.
I guess you're either a coding dinosaur or you read an article on "Java is slow because it's not compiled" in the 90's once.
I find battery makes a difference. Sure, my iPad is wonderful compared to a laptop - I can watch Netflix on it for ages - but you still have to keep an eye on the battery and remember to charge it.
When you're talking weeks between charges, I find it changes the way you treat the device... you leave it in your bag rather than thinking to take it out and recharge, etc.
Mine lives by the bath.
It's not a debate whether a dedicated e-reader makes sense alongside tablets because Amazon continue to sell truck-loads of them. You can say you don't want both but the sales figures show this is a non-story.
Re: "Mystery stuff is now 73 per cent of EVERYTHING"!!!!!!
Unless the Americans can save us with an implausible plot, soon dark matter will take over THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.
It's still a better plot than The Core.
It strikes me that if our theory of the universe relies on 73% of the universe being something we cannot observe or understand, it's perhaps not a very good theory.
Re: Isn't there a CTP on its way soon?
I suppose MS simply don't consider C as worth focusing on. Since most C development is done on Linux, it doesn't seem too stupid a decision - they have limited resources and would rather focus on C# and (yay!) C++.
This happens quite a lot. Any problems would be in the quality of the mono implementation, just as the JVM implementation can be bad on a given platform.
.NET is a cross-platform solution just as soon as the open-source community choose to make it so.
As good a place as any to ask...
Are there any good popular science books which explain modern state of play in physics unification?
I've read BHOT and Hawking's followup (Nutshell) as well as The Elegant Universe (covers string theory a bit like BHOT covers black holes, etc). Are there other, equally good books that can be recommended to a physics graduate who doesn't want to do equations?
Re: Maybe, but ...
I can't remember the last time I used a CD/DVD but while WiFi is ubiquitous now, it's not always very good. Where I work, they have WiFi but it's a bit spotty so everyone uses ethernet whenever possible. I'm sure this is not unusual.
Also - have El Reg stopped giving scores now?
Re: what happened with .NET ?
>>Am I alone
You mean like how you can run .NET code on Linux through Mono, or Mac through Silverlight?
Re: Q preps the Aston
I was sure, now I'm not. I thought it absorbed the active sonar, transmitted it on the other side and then sent the echo back as if it wasn't blocking the signal. Otherwise from above, wouldn't blocking the signal be pretty obvious... "why doesn't the ocean have a bottom on that submarine-sized areas?"
Re: Privacy fun.
AC that's your own stupid fault.
You know you can just sign up another Skype account though, right?
For you to think your use case of Skype is the general case is equally ignorant. When you're dealing with people overseas, they often use Skype as a regular phone to call you. Many don't use the IM part of Skype at all.
But anyway surely this new version of Skype still lets you set your status to 'appear offline' meaning we both get what we want - you can let people think you're away, I can use it as a phone.
I don't see people complaining that their phone is 'always on' for phone calls and text messages. Being always on for Skype is fine, ON A PHONE.
Although to be honest I somehow doubt there isn't an off switch in the settings, for when you are on 3G and don't want to eat all your data.
Re: Q preps the Aston
Indeed. Although it wasn't particularly convincing, the idea is technically sound. It is exactly what was used in Hunt for Red October as well, although for sonar rather than light.
Of course the internet is the real world. To many it is the most real part OF the world.
When we had a similar case of someone posting very offensive jokes onto a dedicated victim support page I was in favour of it being viewed a crime. But if someone simply makes an anti-poppy protest on their own site, that's too far IMO.
Can anyone shed more light because the context of where such things are posted is important whether it is malicious or just poor taste.
Re: Or the more likely scenario is...
Damn those poor people wanting medical care.
Surely there is more worth in following the PM than some 2-bit popstar?
Re: Red Bull is vile anyway.
It's medicine, tasting horrible is the point!
Re: Nice thought but unlikely
On that basis no large project would ever happen.
What about the blinkered attitude that anyone who doesn't agree with you has a blinkered attitude?
>>Ice in any drink is a modern abomination. Certainly for Whiskey, Whisky, beer or Wine.
You're very ignorant. Many whiskies are supposed to be diluted because they're sold at cask strength (50-60%). The single malt you buy at 40% has deliberately been diluted already. So enough of this nonsense that adding water is wrong. If anything, it gives you a whole new avenue of snobbery - which water should you use?!
Re: Damn, where to start
And there I was thinking it was about drinking something you liked the taste of, rather than bowing to some pretentious idiot's snobbery on 'right and wrong'.
It's booze. Not holy sacrament.
Re: Look everyone
Makes a nice change from banging on about phones.
Re: Meanwhile back in the real world
Or you could have used a replica.
The problem with pointing a gun at someone is you have to be prepared to use it.
"at least we have a grasp of the reality of the real world"
Wonderful. You think America is "the real world".
Re: This is a good start Valve - I'll be putting in 3 sign ups.
I'm not sure what any of that has to do with me, or which of my comments you might be referring to? All I can guess is that because you personally know several people using Linux you think that makes it popular. Hmm, no. If I go into Starbucks I'd conclude Mac is the dominant laptop seller. That's not true either.
And can there be anything more pathetic than a man who evangelises an OS because he truly believes in his very soul that he's saving people from MS?
Re: 299,008 Opteron cores
How does 300k cores compare to an average data centre?
Re: This is going to be funny
Lee if you think making your app work on another platform is as simple as hitting "recompile", even if you write it with cross-platform in mind, you're sadly mistaken. Even Java doesn't work that smoothly!
And then you probably need to rewrite ALL your shaders to GLSL from HLSL.
Re: ".....and admits to Moonraker being his favorite 007 film...."
MR is wonderful. Mainly for Jaws.
Re: Why always FakeOS?
Well touch-based has been a staple of sci-fi for a while. Forget minority-report, Stark's GUI in Iron Man is pretty lovely.
299,008 Opteron cores
Why always FakeOS?
It's pretty rare to see a real-looking OS on TV - maybe some nix if they're 'hacking'. Is this due to licensing, or what?
I mean in contemporary TV, not sci-fi set in 2200.
It's a bonus for Prime, forming a link between both services. Nothing more to it... Kindle users will be slightly more likely to take out Prime, Prime users will be slightly more likely to buy a Kindle as their next e-reader.
Re: beats me
The billions of dollars?
Re: Freedom only for the deserving?
So if 100 people all turn up making claims, with contracts they made and printed out last week, we should have 100 proper court cases lasting several years each?
The 'undeserving' have a right to justice but this should have taken about 5min to resolve, not years and involve Harvard trawling their backups. THAT is what's crazy. $millions of work done which the guy presumably won't be paying for.
You say that like you think it's some cynical secret rather than simple common sense.
Still a better resolution than my 13" MacBook.
My iPad2 and my eyes are just the same as they were before iPad3 was invented. Nobody was clamouring for that kind of resolution/density before Apple released iPad3, and no rivals are rushing to emulate them. There's a good reason for that.
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