2847 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
When is the 21st century going to start?
This week Stephen Hawking gets a brain tap. I had expected we'd all have them a decade ago!
Why are we still working with a typewriter? Dude, where is my talking computer?
Re: Finally, they get it
Yep. Charging nearly 1000 dollars/euros for something with no optical drive and half the correct number of pixels per inch was never going to work.
I've been looking for something to replace my Dell mini-10 more or less since the day I got it (600 vertical pixels. Huge buying mistake). Nothing has even half excited me since, except the iPud3. If it had a keyboard...
>Where do I buy USB thumb drive that pushes 115MB/s?
@ravenviz Re: The Sixties
I call Bollocks
Any attempt to interpret a few fragments dug from the ground as evidence of some sort of trade treaty sounds, in the absence of a written text, to be extrapolation beyond the data.
Archaeologists have form in this regard, and this sounds like an idea they had before they started looking.
Go read some of Frances Pryor's extraordinary writings about flag fen and Maxey henge, and you will find that even the most level headed and practical of trowel-wielders can get carried off on flights of fancy.
I am surprised
No-one asked if it can boot Linux?
@Tom Maddox Re: Metro was designed by experts
Indeed. The nickname was a giveaway.
Re: As long as...
will alt-R, cmd, shutdown -s still work?
@hplasm Re: I like Aero
Green chocolate is WRONG!
I paid for the full half hour
Re: Where the system went wrong!
I was at school in Basildon in the 60s, and refused to eat every single meal they served me.
I was actually caned for it on several occasions.
Re: Council in cahoots?
>I was not aware that that was considered a difficult task.
One council round-by-ere gave itself planning permission on a chunk of land it owned, and then sold it off to a developer. part of the planning process is a purely nominal but legally required pass through the relevant Parish Council. After work started, it was pointed out that they hadn't passed it to the correct parish. Now no-one knows if the planning permission is legal or not.
I suggest they let the HP experience dictate their price, rather than the Apple experience. Or they will end up doing what HP did.
I'm actually all for this. Back in the dark days before the IBM PC manufacturers delivered the hardware and the software. That gave us things like the VAX. It seems natural and good to me.
It seems to work for Apple and for Vtech. perhaps this device will be somewhere between Apple and Vtech?
Good to finally see someone lean on the logjam
I just had an on-line chat with a 'droid at Dell, and they are still only offering 768 vertical pixels till you get to around 1800 dollars, then they grudingly admit a couple at 1080.
ps: the droid kept saying "1080p"
It's good to know that the community can spot and avoid a train wreck before it happens.
Are you listening, W8 dev team?
Re: @h4rm0ny - M$'s programming products?
I make a casual, easily understood, remark and am suddenly guilty of a thought crime.
Not convinced. Hope not.
If the kids end up trying to make athletics day timers with a raspberry pi it might well be python.
A lot depends on what the projects will look like - there is an opportunity here for some intelligent vendors to bundle up some hardware, a dev environment, some examples and some teaching material.
I'd like to throw in a word for http://processing.org/, but I don't suppose anyone involved in delivering the programme reads elReg.
I like the suggestion that no one language is mandated, that makes sense. I welcome the idea that ICT as taught at the moment is a load of bollocks.
I ought to be against Microsoft's involvement, but I'm not. It is likely that the target systems the kids will be programming will be things like the Arduino or the Pi, and M$'s programming products have always been quite good anyway. I think the youngsters should get a decent spread of ideas before they have to do it all properly at University.
Fairly positive about the whole thing, really.
>I'm guessing you've not seen it
I've tried to use it, and it's horrid.
Dead right. I've seen a few Lumia in shops, but the sales staff always seem to guide people back to an Android or iPhone on contract.
wish them luck
More than that, can we help?
I must say I am very tempted.
What about headroom and visibility? how tall is the reviewer, (I'm 1.93 metres)?
Windows is the OS of the cloud, says Microsoft
Bwahaha haha ha ha.
best laugh of the week.
Re: Oh glod, CUPS
>But it's still better than HP's drivers.
So is letting the dog eat Pate out of your lughole.
Oh glod, yes
HP's massive drivers that won't cope with the advertised resolution, and are NEVER updated or patched.
What a pile of stinking merde.
The management will fail to understand it, launch it 2 years late, over-price it, then cancel it and sack everyone a few weeks later. This is HP
Is Microsoft going to be one of them ?
I sincerely hope so.
Re: what happened?
new != good in every case.
I like nice cars, e.g. my Alfa 156. The new alfa guilietta is horrid. I will look elsewhere.
Or, consider the Stylophone. That was new and different when it appeared. Ditto the Sinclair C5.
Sometime new is good (the new 4-cylinder Z4 for example, or from the same era as the Stylophone the miniMoog) but a new turkey is still a turkey
At $MEGACORP the IT people have yet to get all our business applications and portals working in W7, they might run it out in 2013 or 2014. If they stop that and start again in W8, they lose 2 years, and then do they leave us still on XP while they throw that away and start again from scratch when W9 comes out?
Of course, if windows were a stable, well-written platform with established and maintained APIs you could upgrade the OS without breaking the Apps. But it isn't, so you can't.
Given that some local authorities only migrated TO XP in the last 18 months or so, and that even the most forward thinking businesses are still qualifying W7, it may well be that Redmond expects big business to move to W7 after XP, and take 3 or 4 years about it, by which time the tablet wars will be won (or lost, supposing they even start. I reckon MS is too late to that party by a generation).
The natural path for Corporates is XP -> W7 sometime in 2014, then W7 -> W11 some time in 2022.
The success of W8 will not matter in the corporate market. They are not going to up sticks and go to Linux (much as I wish they would) because of W8. They will just stick with XP then W7.
Microsoft is, I agree, looking like someone taking very careful aim at their own foot. But to shoot themselves in the other one they would have to prevent corporations migrating to W7 for the remainder of the decade, and past history suggests they won't do that.
Re: What about security? (@Chris Wareham)
Surely that data was already on hand? There must be something behind
for making a profit
Why on earth are Busses not for making a profit?
Where I live we get a proud and wonderful service from a family owned bus company that has had to make a profit for a hundred years. http://www.delainebuses.com/ They manage to purchase the first version of new models, run a regular service with clean reliable busses, and organise a heritage bus procession from time to time.
I like this page:
I tried the sms short codes on Manchester bus stops last week. They seem to use the same code on both sides of the road, and the software supplies times for one direction only. Not bright.
Then I noticed a 12 minute difference between the times I was texted and those on the paper timetable glued to the bus stop. The busses appeared to be reading the paper timetable.
but did it work?
So has anyone re-drawn that pretty red map?
Red Hat? Suse?
Not on the UK web site. Windows 64bit is compulsory. £ 2431. We are invited to "Call to discuss your graphic requirements " but there is no option to omit Windows, or supply with Linux
more like it
2560x1440 screen - you can change everything except the screen, so that's a good choice.
so not just hashed passwords then?
"CDS, the web publishing SME which built the low-spec assets and services information repository Ask ICT, hopes to include a resource description framework in the next release. "
At least the random buzzword generator is in fine fettle.
quick - call him back
I reckon you should ask him to keep the rate-of-climb calculation - the best indication of being at the maximum altitude the balloon can reach will be the rate of climb falling toward zero as the baloon loses the ability to lift.
'resting' battery life? That seems kinda pointless.
Which in itself is remarkable
... on both sides
Thanks for the feed
This has worked reliably throughout the night, unlike most of the others - including Slooh and Nasa - so well done El Reg.
SPB have until 2117 to molish an above-the-clouds observatory for the next one.
The first thought that went through my mind was "shopping list". I don't trust local authorities to keep this sort of thing accurate and secure enough. I bet even primary school secretaries will end up with access.
Only in the superstitious countries, like the USA. There is no significance to an old flag in the UK, and no reason not to cut it up for boot polishing rags.
Snopes has a piece on the USAnian regulation:
without touching on the rest of the world.
makes interesting reading
I agree with LaeMing, the mouse & the radio (both wireless, of course...) are worth a second look, the rest are ghastly.
So are the mouse & the radio, after a second look.
about bleeding time too
Screen resolutions have been going backwards for years. If this can reverse the trend I am all for it!
Re: no use to me
You can get some quite decent motors for that sort of money:
Older cars have done with breaking down, I reckon, and you can fix them yerselves
Re: Ripoff price?
Who gets the government's £5K?
I STRONGLY suspect the makers of e-cars add 5K to the price so that they are getting the discount, not you.
Too complex, too heavy, too expensive. and too slow to charge.
The Kraken wakes?
the ITU? who woke them up?
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