4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
That's good to know, I thought it sounded dodgy anyone would stop supporting IE8 while so many PCs remain on XP.
Re: Tired of MS playing politics
Care to elaborate? They seem to be big into HTML5 now. And I thought WebGL was a deliberate choice due to technical issues rather than political.
Re: IE developer tools are not exactly great either
Whether as good I don't know but they're certainly better in IE9. And note of course Visual Studio has a lot of web-dev stuff.
Re: not looking at the whole as usual
Makes you want to slap a big Elastoplast on poor little Earth doesn't it.
That's because they're fresher. Nothing else, apart from psychological effects (which are entirely real).
Re: They already use human waste as fertiliser
Does anyone pick them?
Most of what we term 'organic' tastes better and/or lasts longer because it's much fresher due to being locally produced. But that's a difference about local produce, not organic produce.
Re: It's the sprays, stupid
Yes, they never thought of that. No doubt they had a nubile lady feeding them peeled grapes.
Re: Simple tool to determine the quality of food
No. Precisely because of how evolution works, your taste buds have not caught up with artificial fertilisers, etc. If fact they probably haven't even caught up with farming, full stop, and are still living in hunter-gatherer times.
There's some evidence your body can crave foods based on what's in them, but detecting trace amounts of some chemical which could build up over the years and cause long-term harm - no.
Re: Can anyone explain?
A call is person-to-person. Radio lets all the cabbies hear it... dispatch can ask "anyone near West Street?"
You can get free satellite just as you can free TV through your aerial, what's the difference?
done way more for Free Software than you probably ever will
Great argument. It's going to make the Reg forums a bit empty when only people of similar stature can comment on a story.
Re: Reverse the polarity of the Neutron flow.
Why would staving off old age be a good thing, don't we have enough problems?!
What is this exactly? I get nearly a week between charges on my Nokia Lumia but then for me 'normal use' is not very much, whereas some people are constantly on their phone. Which does El Reg consider 'normal'?
Still won't that look rather ugly, when you have a slick looking iP5 plugged into a sleek dock via a big clunky adapter?
Re: What amazes me...
I don't remember NT being too terrible (I'm a dev not a sysadmin); what was so bad? Our software ran for weeks of uptime easily which back then seemed pretty good!
even Microsoft Security Essentials can find and kill most variants
That kind of silly statement just puts your entire knowledgeability in doubt
Techie != programmer. And loads of developers never work on web stuff.
Re: Analysts are not what they used to be
What about LinkedIn, with a P/E of 917?!
Re: Oh, ffs...
On the other hand I bet you'd like it if your premiums dropped because they could avoid paying out to people claiming their 60" LED TV got nicked.
Good on you N. Korea
Everybody needs a friend.
Typical Linux response... "what do you mean it's not easy? It's very easy. You just have to write this 4 line bash script"
It could get them a share of the tablet market though.
Re: Nokia is out on a limb, with its bridges burned...
Nokia may have dumped any plans to do Android at the same time as Windows, but if it does bomb they can still switch and rebuild.
Milkshake and bread spring to mind too.
Re: WP user
Not sure about vibration but with sounds, every time you change the volume a "ring+vibrate" text appears on the top right. Tap it to toggle the ringer.
I have the 610, by far the lowest-spec WP7 device. I don't think it's more than 5s for me, unlike the 10s quoted, for any app... even switching back into Nokia Drive. I believe the 610 has a never version of the OS to make it even faster, maybe the writer's phone doesn't have that version?
btw: to spend £160 and get a decent smartphone with fully functional world-wide sat-nav strikes me as a wonderful deal. This is one of the big bonuses for me although probably iOS will do it soon too.
Re: That Bing button...
I've never accidentally pressed it that I can recall, but this is my first smartphone so maybe I learned good habits of not touching the screen from the get go?
Yes but PC (and XBox) games makers use MS tech all the time and now suddenly the same tech works on phones too. So it's not all one-sided.
Don't pretend Android users are ANY different.
Re: Sorry, too late ...
The Fire2 clearly won't be the same spec as the Fire1 though, so could in turn trump on Google.
If they only had a limited number of units, they might as well test them in a single market first. A few nerds saying "not interested any more" doesn't change the fact that in 1-2 years everyone with a tablet now will be buying a newer model.
Re: 30 min = 6 answers?
Some people take time to think before posting on the internet, and check what they wrote.
Re: Samsung kitchen appliances
You need a hobby, or to get out more.
Why so slow?
They've literally the whole planet. why trundle a few metres and stop for several days rather than cover some serious ground? Surely 16 or 50m away is going to be pretty similar to where it is already.
Re: RE: Obviously!
IE10. Which you've never used?
iPad also locks down which browser you can use.
It's dumb not to sell SOME of your stock unless you're already super-rich, regardless how the stock is doing.
Java is a nice language. I have a soft spot for my childhood sweetheart C++ but Java is so much easier to work with (unless you're doing UI) and has such awesome libraries.
Probably C# is my favourite to code in since it makes GUI & DB fairly easy, has the nice stuff from Java as well as more of C++'s cool stuff AND all that functional type stuff.
Re: Just 400 light years away
If you travel close to c it wouldn't seem as long.
Re: @Wize - need to manually run it: proof of concept yet again
>>Could you please care to tell us why should we RTFM to the lazy user
And that sums up in a nutshell why Linux will never replace Windows; the users are dicks who shoot themselves collectively in the foot at every step.
Sounds expensive. Very expensive.
But simply by allowing SD expansion, W8 scores a massive point over iPad. Another for allowing USB connectivity... I can see in the business world this could prove very popular.
To kids, getting a car to roll around on another planet is nothing they don't see every day on TV.
Involving stuff they are interested in is a good tool.
Is your life really that empty?
I bet he tries to strike a conversation with cold-callers too, what a life.
@Alan W. Rateliff, II
Seriously, get over yourself. You're nothing special.
Frankly, I'm beginning to think that Firefox and noScript should become mandatory by law.
Why don't you just use Lynx.
Only the most annoying websites want you to have Java installed.
And about a zillion web-based games.
Not going on the internet is also a wise move. I suggest asdf takes this precaution immediately.
They are also going to broadcast the new Will.I.Am single by radio back to earth as part of some "get the kids into science" effort... not sure how easy it is to pick the signal up or if amateurs have the needed equipment?
Every 2-bit company can offer a free canteen. But is it GOOD food?
Re: Not sure of the purpose of Storage Spaces?
Isn't it more useful for abstracting the size of your 'drive' from the physical drives you've got plugged in... you add another 500Gb and your drive is magically 500Gb bigger?
Re: It looks like Steam
Maybe leave that decision for the serious developers.
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