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Re: Struggling to see the point?
>>I think the downvotes for a sensible question seems harsh
I can only assume it's the green crowd auto-downvoting any post which raises any questions about their agenda.
Or the forums are just unusually full of tools today :)
So is this the open-source bits of Android where they're filled in the missing bits with reverse-engineered open-source replacements for the closed bits? Is the idea it's 100% compatible with Android?
Sounds like a big task!
>>Thus is it self-evident that they must have all their actions exposed to the public eye
So the police/special forces should tell us about all the undercover operations they're working on, potential threats, etc? I'd argue the answer to that is self-evident, and now suddenly we're on the slipperly slope where it's not black and white, and a line has to be drawn what should be divulged and what shouldn't.
Re: What a fucking hypocrite!
They may be our servants but we task them with the job of looking after us and that means we give them the decision making power. It's like if I hire a bodyguard or even a personal trainer - they get to TELL me what do do as part of their job. If I don't like how they do their job, I fire them, but telling them how to do their job will lead to reducing their effectiveness. Same with sending your kids to school... you pick the school and then let them get on with it.
All discussion about Blair in particular, our current government/MPs, and so on aside... I think it is ridiculous to suggest the running of the country should be fully public. This is real life, not some weird utopia where everyone is lovely to each other.
Struggling to see the point?
Isn't putting power to the wheels from engine -> battery -> motor -> wheels less efficient as it involves more steps? I can see it gives you a KERS style boost but what exactly is the point of that in a big family car?
Real question - genuinely don't understand what this is supposed to achieve. A fully electric car which has a small engine to charge the battery in 'emergency mode' so it doesn't go flat, that seems more useful (if we have to have electric cars in the first place).
Re: Windows releases are a bit like Star Trek movies
What a startling and original statement.
Re: Congratulations, you've won $10,000 !!!
yes the poor guy now having virtually unlimited credit on the platform he actually uses.
If I were MS
I'd offer $1000 for the first 1000 non-crap apps or something... for developers in Eastern Europe this would be a sizable incentive, at virtually no cost to MS.
Not only no picture, the article doesn't even tell you how big the biggest insect is, which surely are the two things most _really_ want to know :)
After having seen the photos... those must be tough rats.
Re: I am not a Rush fan
>>Limbaugh is a fat c*** and the sooner the bloated shite has an embolism the world will be a better place.
And with that one statement on a public forum, you hypocritically fall right down to his level. Well done.
Re: What a fucking hypocrite!
While I am no fan of Blair, and don't deny he's a hypocrite... I do agree that the idea of openness for politicians is not viable in many areas.
It's akin to the parent-child relationship... you have secrets from your kids about some things, but feel you are quite entitled to know their secrets even if it involves a bit of snooping. Before you rush to down-vote "snooping on your kids" imagine you are a parent who thinks their kid is on drugs or is self-harming and talking to them doesn't help... are you SO sure you wouldn't snopp in their room when they were out?
Re: Re. fuzzy Dailey Mail pic
Interesting. In the UK you can get in trouble (I think) for being naked in your own garden, if others can see you.
But anyway - 8foot is significantly higher than normal eye-line, BUT still visible to any lorry driving past and therefore is in 'public view', no?
What great methodology - work through all the reviews until you find the one that agrees with your personal opinion, and then tout it as "the only useful/correct review". Exactly the same approach is used in climate change arguments.
Re: Screen width
As was already pointed out, 1366 isn't the minimum width (search the comments)
Re: How long will Windows 7 remain available?
You could buy XP for ages, so it will depend on how much fuss everyone kicks up.
Re: Over to Linux for me
So because the new version you don't have to buy isn't to your taste, you somehow figure the obvious choice is not to simply stay with W7 which you already have, but make an even more drastic change?
Re: Problems with Metro do not mean Metro is bad
You're saying like W95, this is a paradigm shift? Corporate users won't have upgraded by the time W9 is released anyway, so in a way MS can afford to have a "missed generation" on the desktop market, I feel.
I came back to this thread specifically to ask what you just alluded to - is the current preview the x86 version only? Have we got/had an ARM preview at all yet?
Re: What's starting to worry me...
>> Apple is eating into Microsoft's turf on the desktop
Yes - though they had such tiny market share to begin with this isn't hard. However, MacBooks are becoming very common these days; just visit your local StarBucks. Mac can only realistically aim at becoming a significant minority share, but even that would be a huge gain.
Re: Sorry, no.
If that was a reply to my post, you entirely missed the point of what I said.
Ah yes, closing my garden gate erects a wall of invisibility too. If he was visible to a car with a camera on top, he was visible to anyone in a van or lorry or bus, etc.
Also - since when is weeing in public a problem in France
Re: iPlayer is the broken bit
And who would you like to pay for a cross-channel service?
Re: Say what?
Don't you have to tell the telly which network to use, give it a password, and perhaps even whitelist the TV's MAC on your router?
Surely using Windows makes you a laughing stock in the first place in the hacking community.
Re: Microsoft isn't going to be around much longer.
You mean the same way IBM disappeared when they lost the PC battle?
Re: So, you take a failure and...
You've not managed to actually read any reviews of WP7 before telling us what everyone thinks, have you?
Re: Re: It's all a bit moot, anyway
MS react to what users want though. They tried to kill off XP but users demanded otherwise and they extended support (same for IE6)... if companies hate W8 the way they hated Vista, MS will do the same and let them stay on W7 until W9 comes out, knowing how slowly corporate IT updates anyway.
Re: Hooman Compooter Inter action
>>when you can just educate them to press alt+tab?
Sounds like the way open-source people view designing software! Anyone designing software needs to accept users are not looking to be educated.
You mean like using the desktop mode?
Re: Re: Re: OK thats horrible
Did you try hitting the Windows key, the power/standby key on your keyboard, or the power button on your computer? Do they all work nicely as expected?
Maybe they can't buy Poland...
... but I bet they could buy Greece.
Provided the desktop mode is really going to let me use desktop all the time if I want to, I'm not unoptimistic... or at least not averse to upgrading my PC from W7->W8.
The hot-corners thing... that is a desktop feature not a Metro-only thing, right? I imagine it'd be very easy to get used to, probably a better use of my time than refusing to learn so I can comment "it's impossible to use" on every W8 story on El Reg :)
Re: Hate it - I have a 24" monitor not a 10" tablet!
How about you read a single article about W8, and get back to us on that?
Re: Metro - no thanks.
So fine - you can use W8 in desktop mode on your PC. Nobody forces you to use Metro.
A network where people might think before posting would be quite refreshing though!
I thought about investing in Apple a year or so ago, but figured they were riding the crest of the wave already and would be struggling with Android gaining maturity.
Re: Look ma!
You don't stumble across game-changing ideas without a lot of tinkering and trying things which turn out to be naff. I commend MS for doing research like this, I don't think most realise how much R&D they do which never sees light of day.
Re: Re: Re: Fusion is one exception
Nanobots/nanotech could be a silver bullet - program the same tech how to deal with different cancer types (or other bad cells/tissue).
If you believe in the Singularity, virtually everything we're working on now will happen in our lifetime.