4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
>>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: ".....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.
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.
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: This is going to be funny
>>Explain the popularity of Ubuntu then.
What popularity? How are you getting your information on desktop users and where is it? Or does 1% count as 'popular' in LinuxLand?
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: 299,008 Opteron cores
How does 300k cores compare to an average data centre?
299,008 Opteron cores
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: Only on a hardware reader
that would be a really important and useful addition to the article, if someone can corroborate it?
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.
The 1024x768 display on the iPad 2 is very nice. In a smaller screen it will be even nicer. A 2k resolution on a 8" screen is just a waste of battery power.
Didn't they also have a spaceship which gobbled up other spaceships, like the boat idea?
Re: Actually, I approve.
I think you might need an XBox Richard.
Re: Utterly irrelevant
Joe, W8 will overtake Linux as a home OS within about a day of launch. Mac within a month.
And perhaps you might care to read the article where it clearly says it will be coming to other OS.
Re: Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware
And all those news stories about XBox getting hacked
Re: Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware
Yeah look how that has flopped.
Re: Perhaps it's time for other hardware manufacturers to seek another O/S.
Google has no interest in getting you to use Linux. Unless it's their stupid Chromebox Linux.
Everybody's so unexcited about it that the BBC had a story on it on their homepage.
I can't see it being used much but I wonder, is it the same price for everyone? I thought when I looked it was £2 - perhaps it depends on your network size?
I can see RARE times it might be useful, because you can never tell who will see your posts otherwise.
Re: Its been coming
Paying to promote personal posts I find weird and I doubt it will get much use, I don't really want people to use it but it's a valid thing for FB to offer.
For people using FB for advertising/business, I have absolutely no problem with them having to pay for it. If my viewing your advert is worth my time, it's worth your dime.
Re: Windows8 Metro/ModernUI is the most lazy thing in IT ever
Apple had 0% of the smart-phone market and the tablet market, and decided what everyone needed.
I applaud MS for taking the bold move and pushing what they think is a step forward, even if it IS crap. If nobody tried to revolutionise for fear of failing, we would not get anywhere.
expect the howls of dismay from users trying Windows 8 for the first time to quieten eventually
I don't know, lots of techy people who pride themselves on being smarter than average PC users still can't figure out the Ribbon. I'm sure the same people will deliberately not learn how to use W8 so they can complain about it for the next 5 years.
I don't think I'll get one
... as a Mac developer a MacBook or Mini is OK... but they are damn nice to look at. Design IS important.
Re: 3rd generation iPad
Then people are stupid. The iPad they bought is still very fast, in fact the iPad2 is fast! They are NOT expecting people to upgrade every new version, which is why they've stopped numbering them.
Re: when you can get a 7in tablet for £160
>>I don't think he's suggesting you use a 7" tablet instead. He's just saying if you can make a 7" tablet for that price, can't you make a 4" mp3 player/tablet (or whatever it is) for less?
In technology, it's well known that the smaller you make something the less it costs?
when you can get a 7in tablet for £160
Not sure about this argument. Portability is pretty important for a music device. When I pop into Starbucks I see people using laptops or tablets, listening to their iPods.
Your device broke outside warranty and they only wanted £50 to replace it - the bastards!
Re: Shame on Amazon managers!
What are you on about Joerg? The PaperWhite IS an e-ink device, It's the newest version, replacing the old version.
Re: Best get those scientists out there to do their research
Nice as it is hear you bitter anti-religious zealotry (or not), what does that have to do with the topic?
You wouldn't like it if I used a discussion on the new x86 chips to strong-arm in a gospel presentation, I'd wager.
Re: Steady decline
You cannot simply state that closed source == bad.
But thanks for the patronising suggestion anyone who likes Windows just hasn't seen anything better. I've been using Macs quite a lot recently and have to brush against Linux for work, and I'd chose Windows every time.
Re: "but that for some long-term Windows users it is simply too different"
You're just looking for a fight. They don't blame the users, they simply state users don't want so much change.
Get over yourself.
"over a hundred dollars on a graphics card"
Hardly a decent gaming GPU for $100!
You can certainly install plugins as normal... I have my own plugin installed.
Moving to nix just because you don't like W8 seems a big overreaction, if you like W7. Wait until W9 before deciding is my view... by that time the OS might genuinely be of little importance.
So set it so only your contacts can IM you, and set it to "appear offline".
Re: Am I missing something?
I thought the same but assume they simply report the data they are given, and people hired on an hourly rate are paid less for different roles.
3Mbit isn't enough for Twitter?
Re: I drink Lewis Page's tearshake
You miss the entire point. People act on what they think is true.
Re: Science is not democracy
It doesn't matter if science follows the majority view or not. The importance of this news is that people act on what they believe to be the facts. What people believe shapes the world more than the facts do.
I know it's not like that when you're coding but dismissing an article as useless because "Science is not democracy" is just plain ignorant.
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