IE doesn't work on Mac or Linux (which is where we benchmark right now)
So you run your benchmarks on operating systems most people don't actually use?
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So you run your benchmarks on operating systems most people don't actually use?
My Argos has free WiFi. I can pay for stuff before I leave the house.
And they have a partnership with eBay (I think).
So they rather seem to be doing as you suggest already.
What can an i7 CPU that a 486 cannot? I can write code that will compile equally well for either.
While I agree that for the majority of apps and the OS itself, this makes no real difference:
1)If a game would previously run at 10fps and now at 20fps, that means before it was unusable and now it is fast enough to be fun. So whole new types of effects and so on can be used which simply weren't possible before.
2)Similarly, increasing the speed increases the range of applications you can run on the device which require real-time perfromance and cannot be allowed to skip. Games are one obvious example but similarly real-time audio/video applications such as guitar effects modellers, etc
71% isn't "a bit faster" either.
Considering how big a jump the Air was from the 4 (and the 4 from the 3 and the 3 from the 2) it's pretty impressive to get such a performance jump at roughly the same power usage.
It's pretty mind-blowing how powerful a modern tablet is; these newest ones must surely have reached the point of being comparable with a low-mid-range desktop, or at least a PC a few years old. The sheer grunt of CPU/GPU means they really can do pretty serious stuff.
16GB would be fine in the scenario described, but as mentioned it can fill up quite easily if you install games or videos
Given that typical watches show each second for about a second (whether digital or analog) rather than moving in a continuous fashion, about 2 seconds a day.
Nice pun there Tim.
Would it be possible to have a windable e-watch, how much winding would you have to do?
Lots of weird stuff happens in microgravity, the experiment is not without precedent.
Oh dear. Someone has a metabolism which means they don't put weight on easily and has combined this with a GCSE in physics... what's that saying about a little knowledge being dangerous?
"If you want to lose weight you need to have less calories coming in than are going out" is at a similar level as "you are less likely to be in a car accident if you don't drive".
The human body is incredibly complicated. The basic calories in/used argument is obviously true but if you take two people they won't gain the same calories from eating exactly the same food and they won't use the same calories from doing the exact same activities.
For all those who think they can apply conservation of energy blindly, go work out the mass-energy equivalence of the calories contained in a big-mac.
And OF COURSE diets work. "Eating sensibly" IS a diet, you muppet.
Really? What do all the skinny women you know eat?
Gamification != a game
But adding scoring metrics and goals means users are motivated to try to better their score, and continue using the simulator longer than they would otherwise. Clever metrics will motivate them to focus on important aspects more.
The moment you add goals or scoring metrics to a simulator, that is gamification.
...and rather spoiling the image of gamification which certainly CAN be powerful and very serious. I developed a training simulator teaching doctors how to perform a surgery which used this idea, and they liked it very much.
Removable battery, SD and Qi built in, all in the same phone. Is that a first in the Lumia range, most seem to have one or two?
Adding the finger-print doodah is the one real change, because Air and Mini-retina were the big upgrades... we don't NEED another big one. I don't think even Apple expect people to upgrade every generation, this is just keeping the lineup fresh.
Rather than being distracted by Glass, you could use it to record the date for hours/days/weeks of introspection "what he mean when he said that" "is she giving me signals when she touches her hair" etc
If you're the type of person who would wear Glass on a date, the chances are the type of person who would date you would also be a big nerd. They might be interested or even turn up wearing Glass themselves! Maybe Glass is how you got talking to each other in the first place, I imagine if two wearers see each other they often say hello.
It rather suggests only men would wear Glass, and no women are nerds, or want to date nerds, which is hardly the case and is actually kind of sexist. Some of the biggest nerds I know are women.
Why do you think femonauts would be permitted to menstruate while in space? It seems foolish to have to ship sanitary products so I very much think they'd be forced to be on the pill (or similar).
Yeah, isn't casual sexism funny.
Nope, you are confusing real life with GCSE level physics. When you carry something heavy from point A to B, the vast majority of the work done is not accelerating the mass, but fighting the gravitational force. In free-fall, moving a 20Kg sack of spuds involves a simple push at the start, let it float across and another push to stop it. About 2 seconds of physical activity, regardless of the distance. On earth, you have to trudge/drag/pull it the whole way. On Mars, the same but it's far easier.
The wrench example is correct but considering the whole point of the wrench is to overcome physical weakness in humans in the first place, just making the handle 1 inch longer would overcome the issue!
How much heavy lifting do you think will be involved in weightless space travel and low-weight conditions on Mars?
And if you want to just say "men are better than women" stop beating round the bush and just say it.
20% isn't "a very high percentage". Although in a largely sedentary environment especially with weightless conditions, I'll grant the proportion might be higher.
If you weigh more, it takes more work to do the same motion. So you may have it backwards - men burn more calories because they tend to have heavier skeletal systems and more muscle mass.
Somehow I rather think that if they are worried about the different mass of food eaten by women and men, they will not be willing to send up a shed-load of tampons and will require all femonauts to be on the pill in some form (implant perhaps)
So as long as climate change isn't reversed the goats will be fine, as the harsh winters aren't happening. In fact, we'd be endangering the goats if we DID reverse CC?
You have to pay tax somewhere but if you funnel all your profit into a country with a much lower taxation rate, you pay far less tax - but that country gets all of it. So for example Ireland might get tax on all of Google's EU profits, in a simple example.
I don't think a terrible idea is better than no idea. Forbidding all these companies from operating in the UK is an idea.
Taxing revenue is a stupid idea. My 1-man company's profits are something like 80% of revenue, for large corporations it could be only 2% if they rely on bulk sales at tiny margins.
And, personal tax sort of taxes profit rather than income by giving you a tax-free earnable allowance; you only pay tax on earnings after (approx) £10k. If you tot up your essential expenditure (averaged over adults in your home I suggest) where does it come relative to that? At a very rough guess in our household the allowance is about 2/3 of the per-person spending so not great but not a million miles off either.
7 minutes is more than long enough to fall off and crack your head. And it would probably take a while before most of us had the fitness to use it more than 7min anyway :)
So they removed the finger-print unlocking on the iPhone 6 then?
Not everyone needs to know how to add fractions or ask where the swimming pool is in French. But finding out what you're good at and like when you're young is worthwhile.
I'd never have guessed that reading the half-baked ideas floating around. Well done, I think.
That would've made an excellent tweet.
I'm always getting emails "do you follow X" or "do you know Y" from them. I'd much rather see this in Twitter itself because then I'd only be bothered by it when I was using Twitter, which is not very often at all.
I think they have a point, that these days Twitter is how many people would find out about people they'd want to follow on Twitter. Well, by "many people" I mean "many Twitter users".
If only the governments of nations were able to force their hands on such matters. Wait, they can - they can force Google over "right to forget", etc, etc.
You're spending 5k on a computer and you aren't paying for proper broadband?
You're spending 5k on a computer to watch a movie on?
Refurb emptied of Mac Minis of all types earlier today, before I could get one.
Luckily I have a mate who works at an Apple Store who snared me a new one at a discount.
Damn right. For 5k you should get an optical drive with BD read-write, at least 2 floppy drives (so you can copy between disks) and a ZIP drive.
If that's your use-case, you shouldn't be buying Surface. The whole point is it can run regular Windows applications, it's a fully specced PC.
But now no option for quad-core at all, even on the top-spec model? That was the key difference between the two models previously, the more expensive one could support a quad-core i7.
I was waiting for the new models to consider getting an iMac; now I'm wondering if I should be trying to buy the previous generation (where do you get those from now)?
Surely I'm not the only one who does this... I put my (non-touch) Kindle in a clear sandwich bag :)
When all the film has going for it is the GFX and SFX, you want to get the most out of them!
Generally because it's a product that doesn't exist already, not some variant on an existing product you could just buy on Amazon.
Not teaching children about religion for fear of indoctrinating them rather risks indoctrinating them in the opposite direction. It is a careful balance.
I find the Anthropic Principle to be the ultimate cop-out/
whoa, there is? Has it literally just come out because we were looking only a week back and couldn't find one (and couldn't decide if sideloading the Amazon store was possible)?
It's a fair question. Even on desktops it is pretty unusual to need 64bit!
I assumed it simply had performance implications to be able to work on 64bit registers, e.g. for the same volume of chip or amount of electricity, a 64 bit chip is more efficient.
Just what the world needed
Women who are set on children know they need to leave a safety margin to have a strong chance, so that's basically early-mid 30s. Leaving it until early 40s, many women can have kids but the level of risk/doubt is much higher so you wouldn't do that. Knowing you can confidently get pregnant at that age might well mean many wait an extra 5-7 years, and those are quite possibly your most valuable years - you're an expert in your field, doing something quite senior. And yet you're still pretty young and healthy.
People at 60 today are often as healthy as 45-year-olds were in the past. However menopause has not moved and is now relatively earlier in a woman's life.