4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
there are many places in the world where you don't want to be caught taking candid photos
Which will simply ban wearing such devices, just as swimming baths ban using mobile phones.
Expect to see Google Glassholes winking at you from across the street
I've yet to see anyone with them. Are they even in mainstream production yet?
Camera-phones were/are a perv's dream too. So are mini-cameras you can fit in a coathook or your hat/lapel. So what?
That would be fun...
Re: Give me a proper strongly typed OO language, then we'll talk
Or because some of us don't want to download kilobytes of extraneous data in web-pages?
Have page-shrinkers ever really become the norm (i.e. cut comments, rename variables as short as possible), or has widespread ADSL meant nobody cares any more?
This is still going?
I'd assumed it had died like so many other Google technologies e.g. Gears. And what's the story with NaCl while we're on the subject - gaining traction or just another technologically cool idea that isn't going to take off in real life?
I really don't think the right idea is to introduce ANOTHER language. Being able to re-use code between your browser and desktop apps (and even the server for shared libraries) is surely a better idea than having to port your code, rewrite standard libs from one language that don't exist in another, etc?
Streamlined versions of JS are not solving the underlying problem.
Sorry Steve but you're showing your ignorance. Certain Java IMPLEMENTATIONS have security holes. Not the Java language itself. Using Java as the native browser language doesn't mean we have to use Oracle Java.
You do realise that "narcissistic unwashed" describes IT workers far better than the general population, right?
FB was designed for the masses i.e. normal people, who care about the mundane minutiae of friends' lives. We're the odd ones, not them.
Maybe FB is right, after all didn't our parents always say...
..."If you've nothing nice to say, say nothing?"
You have it backwards, you should be friending people on FB after they are your friends in real life, a bit like swapping mobile numbers or email addresses.
because there's no other way to express an emotion
This has led to many bizarre situations, such as people "Liking" the fact their chum's parents have passed away, because there's no other way to express an emotion.
Other than commenting on the post. Or phoning them up.
Re: Microsoft can go
I bet 20 years ago you were advising companies "don't waste time with the internet, it's just a fad".
B.) YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ANYTHING ON 4CHAN.
Very true except that
a)most people have never even HEARD of 4Chan
b)if someone starts copying it around the web the fact it came from 4Chan is irrelevant
Re: No sympathy...
Yeah, chicks only dig people who know their unix commandline. Oh wait, it's generally the opposite, sitting on your PC all day telling everyone how smart you are is more likely to result in YOU not reproducing.
Since true nanobots remain over the horizon, some sort of hybrid is a very clever idea. Our own cells are far better than anything we can yet dream of making.
Re: Poor ol' 5C
Yeah poor old Apple selling squillions of their old model.
I'd like to see a longer list. With so many handsets, and even the Lumia range now quite wide, for any handset to make the list is notable but doesn't tell so much about the OS war.
Snapchat spurned a $3bn buyout offer from Facebook.
If this is true, then WHY? They think they are worth more?!!!
Re: Ads, Ads and yet more [redacted] ads
Sure - as soon as people want to start paying for services rather than expecting them to be free.
Re: That Takes Brain Cells
Seems rather dumb to assume all criminals are dumb.
Re: I'm with you on that.
But bizarrely not the comments.
You don't have to be open-source to be open, although if you are bound to Google-issued IDs then I agree with you in this case.
It looks really slick which is a nice change, but it sounds like the actual usefulness and cost are widely at odds.
Re: i wonder..
So how is that better or worse than writing it down and finding that in 7000AD we don't use writing anymore?
Re: i wonder..
You can read most of the content in a DOCX file with notepad if you wish to.
Iain M. Banks RIP
Clearly an early version of a ring terminal.
More likely he'll be sued
Re: Obviously someone who loves their work!
>>Imagine having a job that you loved so much that you'd be happy to do something like this in your own time?
Like being a computer programmer you mean?
Re: As with all Climate models
Applying it to Orbitals, Rings or Spheres might be more interesting.
That looks kind of cool but sadly for me it'd have to fall into the £20-ish price bracket alongside those remote-control mini-helicopters
What would eBay know about it?
They don't post anything to anyone, that's kind of the entire basis of their business.
Re: What will Planet Earth's attention span be?
I suppose you're thinking along the lines of Apollo 13 where nobody wants to watch anymore? If they really get people living on Mars, I think you can bet the project will attract more serious attention.
Plus, even if/when attention wanes, I reckon the first colony will still attract a lot of TV viewers around the globe. Even another moon landing would get a lot of interest.
"Give me $200,000 and 20 devices"
Why on earth would you want 20 devices rather than the money to buy them?
Re: "This kid might outlive RIM.” Everyone laughed
Not just an idiot but an ignorant idiot?
I'm not sure I would have been quick to criticise a laptop with 8Gb RAM, a 2GB GPU and an i7 for not being well-specced!
Also, good to see there are still some decent 17" options out there, it seemed like that size was being killed off the last few years but for me it would be essential in a desktop replacement.
Re: MS's business plan:
2. Get it on a PC in every home
This is well known and has been incredibly successful the last 20+ years
Re: Windows phone outselling iPhone?? Nah
That's a report from August on Q2 sales. It's now December. Things move fast.
Re: A casual Observation
Were people ever interested/excited in buying a PC/laptop for its own sake? Other than ultrabooks or gaming rigs, the whole point of a PC is that it isn't exciting, it's just something you need. You don't get people excited about the Ford Focus or a crowd in the toaster section, but people keep buying them.
Of course people buy a PC with Windows not Windows alone, but it was very clear that last year, people were NOT buying PCs BECAUSE they had W8. The hope is clearly 8.1 does enough to remove the OS as an impediment to purchasing a new machine.
As for WP Vs iOS, it's not hard to out-sell a company who only sell expensive high-end products, on number of units sold. No doubt Lada used to outsell Porsche.
Re: Windows 8.1 - you shouldn't have
No OS makes a good gift but a PC running it might do.
Re: All lies
90% of even fundamentalist Christians, never mind the majority of more moderate Christians, would not claim that.
Re: Good picture.
It looks more like a picture of Rafa Nadal.
I'm confused how 0.1W is any use for charging anything?
Otherwise it's a neat idea although even for lighting 0.1W seems very low indeed... what is a very efficient .1W buld equivalent to in old-fashioned bulbage?
If 20lb is a problem to lift, a simple block & tackle would be a low-tech solution.
You posted this 3 years too late. Sales are growing.
Re: We will wait for the inevitable
Indeed. The Nokia workers are what made Lumia not a total failure.
Also it may well be in the agreement that they must retain Finnish workers in the first place, if the Finnish government has any sense.
Re: Hastening French Revolution 2.0, I see
>>There's two paths - a Star Trek universe where everyone does what they're good at and there's zero scarcity, and a messy revolution when the majority of society gets pissed off at being broke and unemployed.
3)All the manual labourers get paid to not work by the government. We could call it Just Sit Around payments or JSA for short. Housing would be paid for and free entertainment would be provided to fill their time in the form of satellite TV.
Of course you'd have fraudulent claims where smart people claim they are only stupid enough to do automated jobs, when they could earn a living as doctor, but the government would surely clamp down on such things.
re:MS / Nokia are selling a lot of units because they are very heavily subsidized
Really? How much does an Android phone with a 1GHz CPU and 512Mb RAM sell for? Considerably more than £150?
Developers target the ecosystems based on their overall value, not the number of devices. If Apple users spend far more on apps than Android/WP users, iOS will still get a lot of attention.
You also have to remember apps includes tablets too, and iOS has much bigger share in that market (for now).
@Richard Plinston re:there's no real landfill Windows Phone category.
Valid points but does it really matter if the phone OS can be upgraded? Before you answer, consider what % of android phones ever receive an OS upgrade to a new major version.
Re: Only Microsoft?
"Most people" use MySQL not either of those.
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