It was pretty soft really, all things considered - like it was coming down sideways.
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It was pretty soft really, all things considered - like it was coming down sideways.
I recommend reading "The Light of Other Days" (SF novel) as a "what if privacy disappeared" thought experiment. It's quite apt. For that matter, the Culture universe (Iain M Banks) - which is often depicted as a free-thinking utopia - shares this concept although it's not really a key theme.
The implementation was undeniably ugly but there's really SO much promise to the concept. Maybe not for every-day use - that depends on fashion as much as utility - but for many, many learning and educational uses.
I have a few great app ideas but it seems a bit pointless to work on them with nobody to sell the apps to :(
They've stopped selling the prototype version and moving the development team out of the "pie in the sky department" into a real division - that sounds more like gearing up for a real product to me.
Yeah, the 1020 is flipping amazing not just as a camera but for video and audio. When you record a live band/gig on it, and play it back in your living room, it actually sounds like you remember it!
The picture even shows someone half-way through trying to make a bacon roll-up.
I guess you could grind up crispy bacon and mix it with tobacco. I'm hereby registering "Pigar"
So you want to the EU to dictate tax rates to member states?
You pay tax on profit. Paying 2000 salaries costs quite a lot :)
Yeah, every country uses the same technical standards.
Using an open-source tool in preference to their own product? Ouch. They used to use Perforce for Windows OS development as well during the VSS era.
That seems a poor argument, regardless how useless this particular product is.
With baby crap that's all you need to sell, sometimes... play on the worried parents' insecurities about their ability to look after the child.
I think you're overthinking this.
Parents have been using baby monitors for decades so really this is in that mold, not some new development.
Still way OTT though, you'd be constantly freaking out "oh no his heart-rate is 2bmp faster than normal what's wrong"
It's a fix!
Giving 10% of annual revenue to said employees is ridiculous. They would be so much richer than their peers that everyone else would be jealous they never got screwed over in the first place!
Anon don't really care who they fight with as long as they have someone to fight and it gets them in the news.
They probably store them in their side of the ISS.
40X further from the Sun than Earth is, there can't be a whole lot of light to take pictures. Does that mean pictures will inevitably be low-quality or does it carry a massive flash-bulb?
He should've carried 5C models then it would've been OK.
That's a standard laptop screen size, or it should be!
Is that a real WP variable or part of the dodgy code?
And that IBM system was available for consumer purchase at a reasonable price?
Printed cheese or butter designs would be pretty cool.
I have to say, I couldn't disagree more. That distinction is very important to me, at least!
How long before Heston Blumenthal starts using one in his restaurants?
billionaire player behaving antisocially in-game, safe in the knowledge that their bank balances can handle a few million credits of virtual fines
If the purpose of an MMO is to model people behaving as people in a virtual world, then this seems spot on. People are gits, rich people get away with it!
Still, having your stuff in a rocket which blew up would be pretty neat (if it was unmanned - was it?)
... I think I'll have cheese for lunch.
Not VERY different. Basically just gravity; one expects they do their tests in vacuum. Maybe they even test it in controlled free-fall?
You mean when it was rubbish because nobody was investing money in it, companies thought a GeoCities page done by the boss' nephew was a "web presence", and we didn't have decent internet even if there was content worth waiting for?
Yeah why make something easier?
I rather read this as keeping the mirrors as is, but adding HUD to them so you look in your wing-mirror and it highlights the fact the car coming up behind you is an Audi travelling at 108mph so you can get out of the way! Combining real optics and extra information rather than just putting in a camera... so if there's a fault you can still see.
Based on the article I thought the price would be like £9k... not £16k! That's proper car prices.
For balance, it's not too white. It's quite pleasant on all my monitors.
I use Visual Studio and NotePad++ and MSWord and Explorer all the time and they don't hurt me either, and I don't change all my theme settings to brown on black or anything.
Maybe you all have your monitors turned up too much or sit too close to the screens :)
From my experience consulting members just makes them believe they will get what they want and they'll be just as cross when they don't, maybe more so "you didn't listen to us at all".
I think "dump the new site and stick your fingers in your ears" is probably as good an approach as anything. Feedback will always be overwhelmingly negative with a large proportion clamouring "put it back how it was" so I'm not sure attempting to placate people actually achieves anything other than wear you out and risk you getting pissed off with your users.
You raise good points but being pragmatic, people are going to bitch.
When a web development teacher knows the first thing about designing a proper website I'll eat my hat. I've never ever seen a site, even one built by a good web designer, that ANY other web designer wouldn't say "that's a bit crap, you should re-do it".
It is massively subjective for a start, and also affected by trends and fashions just like magazines are in terms of what looks good.
In my experience lots of people clamour "this is awful" and "I'll have to consider leaving if you don't put it back" but very few actually will leave unless the site is actually broken rather than aesthetically unpleasing to them.
And the ones who really will leave over a colour scheme, are generally not that much of a loss although they think they will be.
Sorry for being blunt in my other comments but as I said I've seen this story unfold on other techy/IT/nerdy community sites and it's almost like there's a script that gets passed round. The moment I saw the new design (I wasn't aware it was coming) I knew the kind of complaints and feedback El Reg would get. So forgive my grumpiness, people complaining about someone trying to improve a wonderful resource they get for free makes me feel old and weary the Nth time round ;)
'Loyal' communities are the worst when it comes to changing anything because they view the site as home and think they own it or have some say over it. When management come in and run roughshod over their desires, it's a reminder that's not the case.
I think that's why things get so heated, it's like if your local pub of 30 years has a refit and you hate it, you feel like you should've been consulted.
I actively choose to just get on and acclimatise even if I don't like it much because I never saw a site flip-flop on these kind of things and the content is what's important. I've already almost stopped noticing the changes in layout/
>>One of the most irritating posts which comes up far too frequently is the idiot who says "get over it" when people voice legitimate complaints about a change.
No, it's the idiot who thinks that because they're borderline autistic and can't cope with change, this is a legitimate complaint someone should do something about.
I'm not talking about technical glitches like alignments getting broken, but the things I mentioned. I've seen loads of community websites announce new versions and these comments come up EVERY TIME. Even when a website refreshes a 2nd time, the same comments come up again. They're not comments about usability or real problems, they're just people who cannot adjust.
Again - voice real complaints and then let go, it is the quickest route to getting on with your life and getting over the thing.
Every single site redesign I've ever seen people demand "I just want the choice to turn it back the old way". Get over it and grow up, like you had to with Ribbon.
The quicker you accept it is here to stay, the quicker you will get used to it and stop even noticing. The other choice is to choose to make it a massive problem which only hurts you in the long run, like people who love to show off how they can't use Office or Windows8. If those people spent 10% of the time they spend bitching, learning how things worked, they would be fine.
As for the "too white" - this also comes up all the bloody time on site re-designs. It is NOT bad for your health. If your eyes hurt, turn your monitor down or stop staring at it. It is no whiter than all the other sites you look at.
It's a bloody website.
>>GitHub has acknowledged there's a flaw in its client software
>>GitHub ... issued a recommendation ... update their Git clients as soon as possible.”
GitHub DO have their own GitHub client specifically for people using GitHub - but this is entirely different to a regular git client.
I hadn't even heard of this - is it new and had a soft launch? I'm sure I'd have heard people laughing about it otherwise (although it doesn't sound too bad).
It's called having a hobby, you boring jackass.
Yes, 115 is such a significant number. Wait, what?
Probably. Didn't someone already invent something that would make your eyes appear to be looking at the camera rather than always looking down at the screen?
How do human translators do it? If you fundamentally can't translate the sentence/clause until the last words resolve it, that's what algorithms will have to do too.
Or put another way, you're stuck in your old ways - you've been doing things so long you can't imagine there could be another way.
And what expertise precisely does 40 years writing _back-end_ code give you when it comes to evaluating modern content creation/aggregation ideas? The majority of your "expertise" pre-dates the internet (as a mass-market thing) for crying out loud.
As for common sense? It's not very common and it doesn't mean "whatever I think is obvious".
You rather sound like a dinosaur I'm afraid. No doubt you'll win many up-votes because the Reg readership are very conservative as a rule, and love tearing down anything new.
Really? What makes you an expert on such things? You are so sure that only "let's do what we did on paper, but on a computer" is the only approach?
Tools like Prezi have shown there's a big market for less conventional content creation/presentation approaches. I have no idea if Sway will be used, or useful (the two aren't always linked) but I have to commend MS for trying something new. As long as they don't replace Word with it!
Quantumness means you can have negative Kelvin, so really who knows any more?!