67 posts • joined Tuesday 17th August 2010 10:22 GMT
Re: The problem is that the current gen is still current
The problem is that if the PS4 had been released earlier, then GTAV would have been developed for the PS4, despite the PS3 being perfectly good enough for it. So the next set of games to be released, won't be available on the PS3...
What's wrong with Git?
I like git. It's not even difficult to use. You can even phase it in gradually (use only what you need and ignore the rest) and apply it retrospectively (with a single command in many cases!). I admit I don't use/need many of its advanced features (that I know about), but I'm yet to find anything that comes even close to its usability without totally ensnaring my entire project. If I want to leave Git at any point in the future, I'm confident it won't be an issue.
Thank goodness for the [sic] tag; for a second there, I thought it was a genuine spelling error.
Harsh... but fair?
Being close to Reading is considered an advantage in the tech world, if not in the real one.
Re: Dangerous to users
The difference here is that IE6 was worse than bad. XP is possibly the best OS MS have ever made.
Re: If you get them young and you will have them for life
Your post was so well-edited that I can't tell if it's a troll or not.
1) People use what they are taught
2) Employers use what people know
3) We should teach people what Employers use
And if what the employers are using is second-rate how do you break the cycle?
This is a cool idea
It's interesting to think about how many standard brewing processes are dependent on gravity (such as airlocks, siphoning, etc.)
I'm not sure whether it's the selling of the bitcoin or the intention to sell the bitcoin that would cause its value to crash. As with shares, it's the perceived expected value that determines the current value. This explains why markets can be so volatile.
Re: I prefer my ads...
I agree Trevor, but a good article would answer the questions you've posed and tackle the subject from both sides instead of pointing out all the pros and neglecting to mention any of the potential disadvantages. We'd be able to weigh up the pros and cons as suggested, if some of them were presented.
I prefer my ads...
to appear at the side of the articles thanks.
Re: Other ways to get a back door
Frankly, I'd be more worried if the code *didn't* contain comments as such. There's no such thing as perfect code. Sometimes what you're writing seems pretty damn good, but sometimes there's a question mark about the better approach to take to solving a problem or its organisation. "Does this belong here" is a perfectly good comment to place by code. A more experienced coder may see the comment and think "Hmmm, no, I'll move it elsewhere and explain in the commit message my reasoning". Without the comment, probably no-one is going to review it and it'll be left there forever.
Given that "perfect" code is a highly subjective affair and given that time constraints exist, the search for perfection is fairly futile and not productive. "Better" is better than "Not better", so if a clear improvement is there to be made, subject to one or two doubts, it should be implemented, with a comment explaining the doubts so it can be picked up for further improvement down the line.
"it's actually handy having a setup where one part or other of BT is responsible from end to end"
It's actually preferable having a setup where no part of BT is responsible for any part from end to end, which is why I've switched BOTH my home phone and broadband away from them. If only openreach were as impartial as they should be/claim to be.
Why the downvotes, I think Dragon Leaves is right
Generally, when an adjective is subjective, it precedes the noun it refers to. As an example "Un homme grand" means a large man, i.e. a tall man, whereas "Un grand homme" means a great man, a man of esteem/popularity/etc.
In this case, it's slightly open for debate which would be used, but I would say the frenchies would acknowledge their subjective bias and entitle it "horrible telephone".
Can't even sort out their own house...
So they want to implement auto-filters on all of our web-devices, but they can't even discriminate between "News site" and "Porn site". I can see why people are scared about the potential to censor information via the "adult filters" they want to implement if there is prior evidence that this is already happening (albeit to themselves).
LOL, sorry to burst your alternate reality bubble but Miranda had a solicitor present throughout the interview
"Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act has been widely criticised for giving police broad powers under the guise of anti-terror legislation to stop and search individuals without prior authorisation or reasonable suspicion – setting it apart from other police powers.
Those stopped have no automatic right to legal advice and it is a criminal offence to refuse to co-operate with questioning under schedule 7, which critics say is a curtailment of the right to silence."
Quotes from the grauniad article on this matter. He was offered an interpreter, which he accepted, but he never got one. "He was offered a lawyer and a cup of water, but he refused both because he did not trust the authorities."
Overstressing can be as simple as a temperature increase, which has been shown to be exponentially related to mean time to failure.
Re: Don't feed the trolls
Nice try... I was beginning to think you were genuine for a second there
Don't feed the trolls
Sexism allegations: Check
Think of the children: Check
Supporting the Tories: Check
Incorrect use of Internet Trolls inspired by the BBC: Check
Re: "spherically one-dimensional system"
Why do they call it one-dimensional, when in fact there are 3, but 2 are unimportant. That's quite a big distinction in my mind!
Looks like I'll be getting the other console then...
I'm very tempted at the minute to get a minute PS3 (£140, what can go wrong?) The bulky always listening Xbox 1 (Xbox 3 == Xbox 1? Makes sense...) is creeping me out.
Re: Democracy is no base of success
"That'd make so many parents lives so much easier."
- Which is, after all, what education is for right? What would we do if kids were treated like kids and allowed to bond with their parents and enjoy life outside the school walls. Playing games? Pah! That's for weakling westerners!
Re: To be fair to MS...
This article is saying much the same as I said in the comments to an article back in February:
"Unfortunately, as well as eating itself, it also splits and forks itself. Web servers has always been a FOSS stronghold. Everywhere else that counts is full of crap competition: KDE vs Gnome - developer show-offs leading to no winners. LibreOffice vs OpenOffice - no winners due to diluted development.
Yes it's one of the best things that you can fork a project if it heads in the wrong direction, but it also dilutes development effort trying to do 10 things at once."
That comment received 6 thumbs up and 16 down. Diluting the developer effort is, according to this article, Microsoft's strategy. Funny that.
Re: @WatAWorld: one in 20 users having clicked on an ad
"It would not be the first time that ads are used for slinging malware.
And you expect us to follow that link eh?
Re: Save the Economy - Use Open Source - Keep money in Country!
I was going to go on a rant about how bullionism isn't the answer to the economy and how it's a 16th Century ideal that should be eradicated... then realised who I was replying to and stopped.
Re: Three wins for Debian in a week
"As soon as there's a concept of charging... the whole thing breaks" - I would have thought the opposite. As soon as there's money to be made, innovation and breakthrough should be highly stimulated. It's precisely the reason that big businesses are such massive contributors to open source projects. The Linux kernel being a prime example. The GPL protects the code base and the money motivates the innovation - it's a win-win for all involved!
Re: Linux - the engineer's server operating system
Oh god... I hate myself for saying this, but I agree with Eadon.
Since the advent of SElinux (which now I'm getting the hang of it is extremely useful/powerful/secure-in-the-right-hands) and the backing/support of the USA's NSA, I think it can easily be argued that Linux *can be* the safer option if it's managed correctly.
It *can* also be the cheaper option. But not with current governmental budgetary controls/procedures in place. Linux on the servers is pretty much a no-brainer to me though.
Re: Age restricted sales = ID card preparation
Until what age, might I ask. I'm 25 and I've been ID'd several times this year alone. I don't have a driver's license so don't tend to carry ID. A lady in Tesco almost screamed "You HAVE to have ID" at me. I politely told her that no I didn't and would just leave the alcohol, she must have misheard me cause she repeated herself. I just shrugged.
I doubt that happened in the 80s.
Re: LINUX - Server.....sure, data centre...maybe, desktop...don't hold your breath
***Yawn*** - not another "Linux on the desktop" debate.... Please go back under your bridge and wait for a Patents article - far easier to disturb the flames..
Re: Not outsourced
Did you miss that seminar on sarcasm last month?
Re: People will pay for music if it is sanely priced
I can't agree more - the gradual collapse of HMV has been the only motivating factor for my high-street music sales. Since they dropped the prices by 25%, everything seems a little more reasonable. I'm still not going to buy the latest no.1 album, but 4 albums of John Coltrane for less than a tenner? Yes please. If only they bothered to distribute the oldies in a digital format, I'd bother to sign up..
Re: Petition, anyone?
The reason the MoD doesn't care less is *because* the media doesn't focus on anything but jobs. If the media did a proper job of saying "This is overpriced gash and we need BAE to be more competitive to stay in business", THEN maybe the MoD would start negotiating better contracts.
Unfortunately, as well as eating itself, it also splits and forks itself. Web servers has always been a FOSS stronghold. Everywhere else that counts is full of crap competition: KFE vs Gnome - developer show-offs leading to no winners. LibreOffice vs OpenOffice - no winners due to diluted development.
Yes it's one of the best things that you can fork a project if it heads in the wrong direction, but it also dilutes development effort trying to do 10 things at once.
Re: At first I thought the calendar is wrong
Keeps writing in C... or switches to a different framework - probably Qt. The fact that the Qt framework code compiles and runs fine in Windows is a double-plus. The licensing restrictions and ownership are the main barriers to entry.
Re: The future of home computing
I'm sure this is just a satirical jibe at the met office, but something sciency in me compells me to inform you that the mathematics of chaos, not the ineptitude of the met office, is the reason they can't predict the weather.
What the met office actually do is run a large number of simulations, all with perturbations from the current weather situation and determine the probability of certain events. E.g. say they run 20 simulations and it rains in 15 of them, then they say there's a 75% chance of rain. This was taken away from our TV weather reports because people are stupid and don't what that means. So they say "It will rain today". Then, when it's bright sunshine (as predicted in 25% of the simulations), people say "blah blah, crap forcasters!" and laugh.
Re: Well, while we're being pedantic...
Well, if pedantry is the game, how about the fact that this planet is 3 times larger than earth? Since when was 3 times bigger "similarly sized"? If my clone was 3 times larger than me, someone would say the cloning process had failed fundamentally.
So... who's suing Apple?
If the technology that Apple have used is covered by other patents already, doesn't that mean Apple have infringed those patents?
Re: good work
Good work? They signed onto a chat room and googled the names. It's not rocket science!
Re: what do you expect them to do
You can't tax sales, that's ridiculous. You tax profits. Which is what we're trying to do. But the issue is people are lying about their profits with loopholes. So we need to close the loopholes.
Re: what do you expect them to do
"Compete for customers" should be done by deciding how much you're willing to pay for those customers. If they want customers in the bahamas, then they can pay 5% for them, if they want UK customers, they should pay UK taxes. They shouldn't pay Bahamas prices for UK customers, it's like paying Lada prices for a Jaguar.
We do decide what our tax rates are based on market competition, but when we're being stolen from it's not because the price is too high, it's because it's perfectly legal. We need to make it illegal to steal from us, not drop our prices.
Re: Totally agree.
Let's start an independent enquiry into.... oh wait, let's not. Let's let MPs do what we elect them for. Independent enquiries really are costing us far too much!
"Who is to say that someone won't come up with a new theory that explains the physics better and simultaneously breaks QC?"
All of modern electronics is based on the physical theories we have today. Who's to say that the new theory won't break that too? Maybe all current implementations of AES, DES, etc. will be proven breakable when implemented using our current understanding of how electrons behave?
Haha "even the ONE-TIME-pad can be broken if it is over-used"
Not sure if a joke or a FAIL...
Re: "The bad news is that 24,000 Bitcoins is about 248,000 real world US dollars."
I think the point being made here was: "If bitcoin is so insecure (which it obviously is), then, very shortly, it won't be worth squat!"
Re: 100 Million @ Atom Bomb
Just to burst your bubble, based on the assumption that they're at least slightly smart, this story is not true.
Mainly because betting on whether or not you're going to be alive to collect your winnings is stupid.
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