2686 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: High Hopes
I was right with you till
> going to let Apple makes it 30% on something that should be free.
If you'd said 'could be free', I'd have agreed 100%, but I have no objection to apple profiting from proprietary code they have written.
but puzzling nonetheless
Puzzling me, at any rate.
I thought the whole point of using Linux was to re-purpose existing code, but this reads as though that is not happening. A Browser with only rendering & navigation sounds like it is being written from the ground up. Why? There are dozens of browsers for Linux. The TV image was announced last year. Has nothing liftable emerged from that.
I can sort of see the idea of using dead icons as placeholders, but there are all those desktop widgets that could be under them for now.
This sounds like something announced off the fag packet, not off a running prototype. I really, really, want it to be fantastic, but in 6 months? Scared now.
But... Re: Paint me nonplussed
Do the whores in west Africa have knickers?
Now look, lads. You promised me Flying Cars before you promised me Holodecks. One thing at a time, eh?
There's a bloke here
...in a box with a flashing light on the top.
Says he can stop it with a blue led
Re: 1080p _is_ low resolution
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Why do we put up with this?
I've read all the naysayers, and the caveats, and the warnings.
But I still WANT ONE.
The Night Watch
In one of Pterry's novels Commander Vimes is offered a cup of tea '3 sugars, boiled orange in a builders boot' and he confesses that is how he likes it.
These recepies are all pale imitations of that Ur-tea
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I think someone with a sense of humour is having a complicated joke here...
Where is the +100 upvote button?
Why do we expect any growth?
... but it's Shiney!
Upvoted for Paris
But I am fairly sure she ain't smart enough not to need her features.
Re: Buyers are getting full?
>I don't understand how 'intense market competition' could weaken sales
You and me both. My Tosh-o-meter certainly twitched at that one.
Re: As with desktops
That's right. I've had the same non-smart phone for 6 years now. I don't need a smartphone, I've got a laptop. I don't want a smart phone, I don't want to be answering emails in my own time.
It's like electric cookers. Once every bugger has got one, you only have a replacement market.
It's damned cool, though all the same.
Cameron and co will tax them so hard they will
.... wish they were dead?
Re: Silver Linings
I rather think it was El Reg who told us that you could buy BT for less than the value of the copper they owned.
>The same motor was used in a similar blag in Fernheath
They really deserve to be nicked, don't they?
Re: Wow, like playing darts.
iCowl: a monk's hood style garment with head-up displays around the edge and which makes a swishing noise when you turn corners
iHowl: A companion robot wolf that follows you round and has a built-in moon phase indication, by sound.
iJowl: nodding robotic dog that negotiates all your insurance needs.
iPowell: (prounounced Pole): automated novelist, can only write books with the same characters.
iDowel: computerised device for jointing the edges of wooden boards, or building substructures for abacuses
iFoul: portable device to assist football referees
iFowl: portable egg production device.
<- I'll get me iCowl
Re: A watch to make calls through your phone? How i-nnovative
I think the Mash has it about right:
Apple fan Julian Cook said: “Will it have a picture of an apple on it? OK, I’m in.”
OK, you got me there!
OK, lads. what happened when you tried to boot Linux on it?
Just spoke to HP about buying this without windows. It's not available with anything except W8. But they did say a Linux laptop would be announced in the next few weeks. We will wait and see....
Re: how much?!
Yes, indeedy. and only 1920 x 1080 too. Now while that is some sort of improvement on 1368x768, it's not good enough for a machine costing 1200 royal portraits. Not when the Nexus 10 tablet has 2560-by-1600 and comes in at a quarter of that price.
Re: Apple wannabe.....
>Who'd have thunk?
Aye. After all it was such a thundering success for HP & RIM, wasn't it?
Burn, baby, burn. A year of commentators and journalists and tech writers telling them it would not fly, but they knew best.
Bwa hahahha snerk ha ha
Re: WTF? Been seeing a lot of recommendations for Mint Linux to newcomers, why?
I think it contains Ubuntu goodness, avoids the fashionable but controversial UI innovations, and comes with all the codecs and libraries for media play without a second installation step.
Oh? TV stations are naming storm systems now?
How soon before sponsorship, or even negative sponsorship?
No big deal
A really good manager could handle it.
"Mr Slonopas, we need you. This is going to keep happening to people, and you are obviously a good and prayerful god-fearing person. I would far rather it happened to you, because the armour of your faith means that it cannot harm you at all. Please stay, and be part of our fight against Satan and all his deciepts. Just imagine, once you quit this must happen to someone with far less faith than you, and how awful that might be."
I drink Earl Grey without milk or sugar.
My contribution is thus barred.
No way that Playmobil is going to be up to it.
We have fundamental, foundation, needs in our society: wafer baking is one of them, as is the manufacture of machines with which to do that.
Seems a bit like farming, where the people who actually make things have had thier margins squeezed by all the other people sitting on thier shoulders, till it is barely worthwhile any more.
I think the concentration of silicon manufacture in fewer and fewer hands is not something I view with equinimity. A catastrophe could occur, for example, or an outbreak of megalomania. I would be far more sanguine if the fundamental trades were widely distributed.
Re: Point Missed: More work for Mr Jobsworth
My feeling is that the best people to report things to are people who will roll up their sleeves , put on big boots, and say "Ok, let's go get them!".
OK , having to report you have a broken fence may be embarrasing, but only if the broken fence register is posted on the outside of the town hall, and people who own fences go and look at it. If it just gets filed in the 'broken fence' drawer and never sees the light of day, all you have done is make extra work.
Perhaps companies should have to report such failures in thier annual reports, and on a case-by-case basis to shareholders?
But if officialdom wants reports, then officialdom should send a 'policeman' out to respond.
2560 by 1700
That's a bit more 21st century, if it's true. I can feel my credit card shivering in fear.
That's what customers do, isn't it?
I've not forgotten what carp WM6 & 6.5 were, and the total lack of updates and bug fixes. And how WP7 users were so rapidly backwatered. There is no way they are getting any more of my money. Ever.
I telephoned Dell, and they tried to offer me this as a replacement for a netbook, at £600 without the keyboard.
I laughed at them. This really is a joke of a product.
Re: An idea: daft or not daft?
VNC might be a simple way of using a tablet as a screen...
I want a new netbook
I want to update my current 10 inch netbook to a better, less power hungry, processor and decent screen resolution. Nothing exists. In a recent conversation with Dell they tried to sell me a W8tablet with no keyboard for more than twice what I paid for my netbook. I laughed at them, but really the manufacturers have the laugh, not the consumer.
non-sequiter of the week.
The story is about Google. And the FCC. Which is about radio compatibility. not patents
Visicalc, 123, quattro, excel, stagnation
Excel is a bloody good spreadsheet, yes, and has good graphing capabilities.
But once it had 123 and quattro beat it has more or less stood still (Pivot tables? maybe, though they aren't what my maths tutor said pivot tables were)
Calc and Gnumeric are just clones, no-one is breaking new ground.
maths went matlab or Octrave or mathcad, and the proles were left in the 1980s.
@AC 13:24 Re: Bad Firmware!
I would expect Samsung to design an architecture where critical motherboard hardware could not be over-written by any software, be it installation or executed normally.
If some motherboard component needs a pattern to execute, that pattern should be booted from eprom afresh every boot, or there should be a simple way to restore it completely independent of OS or application code.
It should always be possible to boot the hardware into the on-board startup code, bios, uefi, or what have you. Once you can do that you can re-install a broken OS. If you can't it is the computer that is broken, not the OS.
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
Someone is sending cat pictures to another galaxy
Re: Just curious
How not to do it?
IRTA 'dark staff hunt' and thought they were weeding out the sith infiltrators, or lizard people...
Re: We are not doing anything illegal or immoral
>Where does it say in the bible/quo'ran etc that paying taxes is a moral duty?
"Render unto Ceaser that which is Ceaser's"
USAnian priorities baffle me.
A gun in every hand is good, but catching sight of a pair of tits will cause the downfall of civilisation?
Sounds like the taliban to me.
in 2011 I didn't spend a thousand quid on an ultrabook with no bundled optical drive & 768 vertical pixels. In 2012 that was what they wanted me to buy, & I didn't buy it then either.
Yet tablets doubled in processing power, pixel resolution, & dropped in price.
I used to pay for Opera versions on the PC. Then they stopped wanting my money. So that was lost income.
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