Re: And another thing...
Were the Three Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius?
I'll get my coat (humming "When Will I See You Again")
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Were the Three Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius?
I'll get my coat (humming "When Will I See You Again")
...to 'upgrade' from v7 to v8.1 or even to v10 when it comes out. At the moment I'm quite happy with the PC's running v7 which seems rather stable and predictable. There's no software or hardware I want/need at this time that demands v8. So, whats going to make me pay out £100 per PC to upgrade? There's other things I'd rather spend the money on.
"... flying through reconnection regions that are only “a few miles thick” but can generate explosions “many times the size of Earth.”"
Well, why don't we see them?
I think alcohol might be involved. I'd need a fair bit to produce the same quality of shambolic rambling.
"felt the jury erred in picking that number and ." And what?
I know its Friday but this is sloppy stuff.
So it can process Java script faster than the others. Does this mean your PC wll be pawnd quicker?
I do wonder what the next big major development for the tablet will be. The iPad has been a huge commercial success but its development appears to have stalled. You can stick more memory in the thing and a faster CPU and possibly a better display but its essentially the same thing. Both Microsoft’s and some of Google’s offerings have better keyboard support but that’s hardly earth shattering. Perhaps the fondleslab has reached its peak and the next big tech must have thing will be something else?
Where's my watch?
Updated iPhone 5S and iPad to iOS 8. No issues with the update. No one's noticed the iPad has been updated.
Software looks good on the phone.
I did wonder about that as it seems to coincide with the relaunch of Dr Who.
Many, many years ago in 2006 I bought one of the original Intel MacBook pro laptops. This was my first venture into the fruity land and in 2009 I bought an iPhone 3GS and unfortunatly both bits of kit are still going strong. The MacBook Pro has had a disk drive upgrade and a new battery. The iPhone has had a new protective case as the old one broke when I was trying to get the iPhone out of it. So the laptop has been going for 8 years and the phone for 5 which is not a bad return on investment.
Whats prompting the refresh is that neither product is supported, with the MacBook Pro stuck on OSX 10.6.8 and the iPhone on iOS 6.1.6. I'm starting to see Apps and programs (which I use) being release that list minimum requirements my kit doesn't meet.
I will probably stay with the Apple kit as I can't see any Android/Windows combination that looks to be as stable while providing a steady supply of free updates as Apple
I'm a white hetrosexual male with no military service or disabilities, which seems to put me at the back of the queue.
This article should be given to people who are considering applying for a job at the BBC. I don't understand why senior management involved have not been terminated.
By Shaun Nichols 7, Aug 2014
Fixed it for you.
"The thought being, if you are somewhere without mobile connectivity – like the wilds of Cambridgeshire" If your with 3 Network that's pretty much most of the UK outside of the major cities.
I don't even get a signal in my office in London. Perhaps its called 3 as three times a year you will get a signal.
Given that just about everything has mass, why is the Higgs so hard to detect?
Ne obliviscaris legis meae et medication
Considering that it can take many years to get to the Asteroid belt this is has to be a job for robots. Once there, they would need a working life measured in decades to be viable. It would also make commercial sense just to leave them there once they broke down.
Assuming the robots take 10 years to get there and after another 5 years have sufficient resource to ship it back to near earth orbit (the Moon makes more sense) it would take another 10 years to get here. So were looking at a minimum of 25 years after the robots were sent before anything of use is delivered back. Like others have said I can’t see what the commercial return would be. Scientifically it would be interesting but unless there is a huge, huge load of something valuable it’s going to be too expensive to do.
I look after about a dozen traditional PC's and laptops and they are all running the latest and greatest Windows v7. I have looked at v8 but can't identify the compelling reason to make me even want to upgrade. As most of the machines are fairly recent and stuffed with memory, I'm hoping we won't need a new system until Windows 9 has been released which if I'm lucky will be more accommodating to traditional PC's and laptops.
African or European swallows?
But the phraase "but this fossil was very well-reserved." implies it was shy and possibly too well mannered to crap on you.
Six days? Must have had a slow 3D printer...
DoT's complete inaction to amend the out dated regulations to allow this vehicle (with a driver no less) to be used in public has killed it off for the UK.
I expect driverless cars will get the same amount of inaction. They may dust off the law requiring somebody to walk in front of it with a flag as that would require the least amount of effort while still giving the impression that the department actualy do's something.
I thought part of the problem with OpenSSL was that there were too few people involved. There was a very small team (3 people?) who wrote and maintained it. QA and testing needed to be done by a larger team which just didn't materialise.
Soem people are terrified of wasps and they do occasionaly get into the office. I'd love to see what the PC makes of it when they start flapping their arms about trying to swat the bugger.
Google is all about serving adverts up to its users. Thats how it makes its money.
In a driverless car the passengers will have nothing else to do than consume even more adverts. I bet it goes slower to prolong the journey time so it can serve up even more adverts. They may even be tailored to your stated destination.
...at the standard of grammer in this article!
"If the attacker was able to access either the physical server...." and where's the 'or' bit? 'either' usualy implies two or more things.
And then we have "(for anyone mad enough to business with it after this incident)"
To business with it? Really?
Shocked and appalled I am.
Nice article. When Apple stuck a phone into an iPod it revolutionised the smart phone segment. I can't see where the next big breakthrough will come from as 2014 looks to be more of what we had in 2013.
Smart watches I think will be a fad. Google glasses may get some traction but I doubt they will go mainstream next year. Some people are paying thousands of pounds to get their eye's lasered so they don't have to wear glasses.
I'll have a beer, sit back and see what happens.
People don't want the kit at the price they are trying to flog it. By the time the price comes down there will be either new models or price reductions of the things people want and are buying.
What makes you think people will buy the stuff they don't want?
This for me hits the nail on the head. I'd probalbly have used the anagoly of Joe (L)user buying a car. There are lots of different options including engine size, number of doors, petrol, deisel, colur internal trim, model type but which do they buy? The one on the forecourt that takes their fancy.
The people posting are the Linux elite who have learned how to unstall different modules and who are complaining on window re-size options being on the wrong side. Given the installed base of desktop linux compared to Windows and Mac OS it's completely meaningless anyway :-)
I'm off to learn some more completely unintuitive command line switches and options for Linuk utilities
Apple are responsable for the product that gets shipped out of the door regardless of what 3rd party components or services they use to build the final product. As others have said it is a failure of Apple's QA department or the fact that QA were over ruled and the product was shipped. Either way it is an Apple fault.
I was interested in the artical up untill I got to the bit where Thecus was recommended. I own a Thecus N2200Plus box and it is utterly crap. Most of the features don't work, the support from Thecus is appaling. The support forums are littered with peoples distrss stories and I have personal experience of loosing data when the Raid array just stopped working for no apperent reason.
The video is hardly convincing as the 'expert' passes the reader directly over the card almost if not touching it. There's no material or handbag between the card and the reader. The video just shows a hoodie walking about getting next to people and then showing off a roll of nice new £20 notes. How he manages to convert the 16 digit card number's he has allegedly swiped into cash is left to the imagination.
If you don't have a reliable ISP service then there will be times when your cloud will be out of reach. I'm with Virgin Media on a fairly new estate laid out with cable. The service has moments were it is excellent, very slow, very very slow and not working at all. The service is not consistent whereas a local disk drive tends to give to give you the data as and when you need it.
Stoneshop - go to the top of the class!
I'm still laughing (and checking this for typo's).
Will the flying truss pose a danger to any unwary sole that happens to be passing by as it falls to earth?
...and I'm not keen on it but it is a business phone. From a corporate view point it is excellent and locked down to make sure it remains a business tool.
I like my iPhone as its a personal tool with quite a few 'fun' things loaded.
On the other hand my wife and daughter are Blackberry addicts as are their friends.
As EvilGav 1 says there is no compelling reason to buy current hardware unless you need more memory. This is the only limiting factor in older PC's which can take SSD's and graphic card's. Older CPU's are more than adaquate for the majority of general tasks so why spend the money.
I don't think Windows 8 will be the incentive to buy a new PC either.
I can't believe Register published this drivel. As the article says, Apple and Twitter have had talks in the past. These are not on going and are not active. Nothing happened.
Load of crap really.
I have a Kindle and it is excellent for reading novels. It is the right size and the screen is the right technology. For reading comics or graphic novels you would need a bigger screen. I know as I have tried to read a graphic novel on the Kindle and it does not work.
It will be interesting to see what the target market will be for a colour book reader.
I should know, I have been struggling with the Thecus N2200Plus for about a year. From the look of it the N2200EVO uses the same GUI. On the N2200Plus half the icons don't work. Until the recent firmware update on some pages there were more data fields than screen space and no horizontal scrolling bar. The fixed this in the latest release by shrinking the fields so you can only some of the text.
The GUI also takes ages to load. There is a heart-stopping moment when you click on the RAID icon to view the raid array. You get a pop-up box saying 'Please Wait' and a about a minute later the display is refreshed with all the column heading but no RAID array information. After a while another pop-up box appears with 'Please Wait' and then the raid array information is finally revealed.
There's lots of other issues with the N2200Plus but I won't go into them here. Suffice it to say that it has just corrupted the file system for the third and last time. I'm hoping that Thecus tech support can recover the data again. Either way it is going to be replaced with the Synology DS212j.
After my experiences with the Thecus product I really don't rate them as a company. The documentation for the product contains errors, the product has lots of known bugs, firmware updates are infrequent and don't have release notes. The best one was releasing a beta firmware - v3.02.00.9 - to users who were experiencing a particular bug. The next official release after the beta was v3.02.00.8 with no way for beta users to downgrade.
However, I take my hat off to the european Thecus Tech support guys (2 of them I think). They have always been helpful and polite. Its just a shame it is such a crap product.
Is this a slow motion attack on the human race?
I was right behind you up to the point you said "where"...
...unless of course you are talking about the Kindle Fire. The pre Fire Kindles have a much better screen for reading text than the iPad. I have been able to take the Kindle down to the beach and read, where as the glare from the glass screen on the iPad means you will be looking for some shade. The Kindle screens are very much easier on the eye for long stints of reading too. They don't do colour and are a limited function device which is why they are so cheap and the battery lasts so long.
Once you introduce colour and make it a general purpose machine the price goes up and the battery life goes down.
Based on a glowing review I purchased a Tecus N2200Plus and it has been an unmitigated disaster. They ported the GUI from the N2200 but the hardware architecture for the N2200Plus is completely different so lot's of things don't work. That includes user supplied modules too. Thecus can't even get iTunes working! Back in September they told the disgruntled customers that new firmware would be available "in weeks" to fix the issues. It's now January and still no sight of the promised firmware.
Based on this very poor experience I'm reluctant to part with more cash to buy a replacement which is unproven and has little community support. However, I am going to buy a replacement and one thing is for certain - it ain't going to be a Thecus!
I was thinking the very same thing. The PFY's of today have an attention span of bored goldfish. If they can't load a pirated game in less than 3 seconds then they are not going to be interested.
I can imagine the feedback "What do you mean, I have to program it?"
Now back in my day, I disassembled a ZX81 to solder on the connections for a joystick so I could actually fly the plane in the program I had just written. It also saved the system crashing when you pressed the keyboard to hard which caused the connection to the 16K ram pack to flex.
Ahhhh. Happy days.
Large ballons, small payload - reminds me of some one...
The terms are purely arbitrary. A moon is simply a smaller body in orbit around a larger body. A planet is a bit of rock or gas which happens to be of a certain size and roughly spherical. A dwarf planet is just less so. Planets may have or have not undergone heating at some stage resulting in various elements separating out.
If the earths moon append to have its own orbit around the sun say between Earth and Mars would it be classed as a planet or dwarf planet? Its only slightly smaller than Mercury.
Mines the one with Sky at Night - the Rebellion in the pocket.
I think you are right on the button with your assessment Ralph 5. Apple have had a very long time to establish and dominate a market. Due to this the ordinary (non-IT) folk iPad is just a generic term for a tablet device. It's a bit like the term 'Hoover' in the UK. I bet an an awful lot of people refer to their Dyson as a Hoover.
The various Android offerings don't have the killer feature to make people want one other than price. Even then, the user experience and the quality of software will disappoint a large number of people who would rather have had an iPod if they had had the option. Google & Co. would be better off trying to be innovative and establish a completely new market with a product superior or radically different to what is currently on offer.
The comment from Arrrggghh-otron that "...the freedom to be able to publish an app without jumping through the hoops apple mandates is a good thing." needs some explaining. In what way is it good? It has resulted a numerous apps which are absolute shit and until recently they may have had malicious code embedded. The freedom to publish without any quality control is exactly what has produced the current Android app environment.
As he can't take off but has to be dropped, isn't that just falling with style?
(as Woody said about Buzz Lightyear)
I quite like the font....