56 posts • joined Wednesday 8th September 2010 07:27 GMT
Re: Sun wasn't in climate model before 2013
"The model they did use predicted heating for the last 20 years, and there hasn't been any."
Only if you read the Daily Mail.
Our users love it, including the new start menu. I guess not being technical, they are were not so easily swayed by bitter techies. Who'd have thought that IT staff would be more resistant to change than the business?
Re: Keep the fight going...
Has someone been reading the Daily Mail again?
So profits are up across the board, despite the shrinking PC market. Not bad for a company that many commentards on here have been writing off for years.
Re: Very good indeed
What is "desktop mode"?
The start screen replaces the start menu, but the desktop is still there just like it has been before. Is Windows 7 or Windows XP in "desktop mode" when the start menu isn't open?
People are starting to realise that e-ink isn't actually that great compared to a modern LCD screen, especially if you are not doing most of your reading in direct sunlight.
Generally, the massive amount of functionality that a tablet provides compared to a single purpose device like an e-ink Kindle more than makes up for those rare times when then tablet isn't practical for reading on.
Why are these still so expensive though, especially for movies & TV?
It isn't iTunes (although it is of course more expensive than Google Play), but when it is cheaper to buy and rip the physical media, something is broken.
"Interestingly, however, for web browsing over cellular networks, Android actually edges iOS, with 34.4 per cent of all mobile web traffic versus 32.8 per cent for iOS:"
Andoid users are smart enough to use the correct device for the correct task. If you want a full browser experience, desktop/laptop is still the best. So when in the office/home, it is probably stil the case that a lot of people use a ful lsize device with a full size keyboard and monitor, and of course support for all the major websites and technologies (obviously this won't be the case for long, but for now it is probably a valid assumption).
Perhaps people who spent hundreds on an iPad feel that they need to use it, even when better options are avaiable, to justify the expense?
Well, better choice than for the prequels anyway!
Re: Ipad as generic name for tablet
My five year old often asks if he can play on my iPad. I haven't had an iPad for nearly two years.
Only 666 if you don't understand them though right?
"..employing Windows Server Datacenter Edition. For these organizations "8 extra Windows Server instances" comes "free" and the cost of server resources required to run the entire System Center suite is just a rounding error."
I thought Data Center comes with an ability to run an unlimited number of VM's. Where does the limit of eight come from?
How many of those are stock, and how many are rooted?
Who cannot read?
"The figure doesn't include freebies, either."
So all of you talking about freebies, go back and read the article.
Personally I think this is fantastic news. More people reading (even if it is trash) is always a good thing. I know that I have read more books this year already than in the last three years combined.
Re: Gun ownership.
"I'm really not sure why you are so offended that an entire country full of people thousands of miles away from you has a different opinion on gun ownership."
The ENTIRE country has a different opinion? Really?
Striping across SAN units?
"This includes Array Software 6.0, which turns the disk clusters into a SAN and automatically virtualizes and optimizes the placement of data on the arrays."
So this means that as well as striping across disks, we can strip the entire thing across several Equallogic units? I hope so, we have been waiting for that..
Re: You know how I know they have iPhone apps?
So are you saying that your linkedin password was published, even though you don't use the iPhone app?
Re: Bollox to the wifi
..Don't covert the heat to electricity...
Re: Bollox to the wifi
I still don't understand why they convert the heat to electricity. There are vacuum diodes that can do this already, and since efficiency isn't the key requirement here, they are probably quite suitable. I did suggest this approach during the competition, but didn't get anywhere :(
Re: Slight problem
"Now if they can make the lorrys all follow each other and not mess about trying to overtake each other - clogging up the motorway in the process, then I think they'd really be onto something."
Don't forget one truck at 56mph in Lane 1, and the other at 56.1mph in Lane 2. Effectively turning the M1 into a rolling roadblock.
I have Diablo 3. I have put about in about 1.5 - 2 hours a day, since Monday. Not once have I had any problems playing it.
Some people just need to have something to moan about. If you go to the official forums, there are even people "demanding" compensation (yes, real money), because Blizzard made changes to the game.. Incredible.
Re: Apple needs a hammering
Previously: Amazon buy the product at an agreed price from the publishers. Any discounting done by Amazon reduces their profits, and reduces the costs to the consumer. = more books sold.
Now: Amazon buy the product at the agreed price from the publishers, and must sell the product at the price agreed with the publisher. Increased cost passed to consumer = less books sold.
Lewis Page in...
A race against time for Lewis to convince people that journalists know more then climatologists about the climate. Shot in 80's style, which cheesy music, freeze-frame effects, and plenty of rubbish special effects, and of course Lewis completely and utterly misinterpreting even the most basic whitepapers.
The ending is a race against time after Lewis is buried under an avalanche of his own making (from print outs from conspiracy sites), and he is rescued just in time to be mocked in public again as he gets his next article into El Reg.
No it wasn't how they were sold. Publishers set a recommended price and companies like Amazon could turn around and see at whatever price they wanted.
The new model pushed by apple (the agency model) means that for those books, Amazon cannot discount them, and must sell that at whatever price the publisher decides. So that 20 year old Stephen King ebook is still £4.99.
Can't come too soon.
Price fixing by the publishers is inexcusable, and I hope the judge throws the (e)book at them.
News? Or advertising?
I am guessing that MS paid for this article :)
Still, I signed up, it is about the only training I will get at our place this year, despite being expected to upgrade all our desktops to Windows 7!
Surely the device has encryption anyway doesn't it? Good is truly awful..
I haven't had any problems with snapshots? Sync replication would be nice, but because our DR site is quite far away, we can't really use it at the moment anyway, so we async fits the the bill.
I loved it when one vendor came in and tried to blame the iSCSI storage for their applications poor performance. Benchmark tests were more than 15 times faster than their requirements (we have several units)!
Overall, I find them excellent pieces of kit, and just so easy to install and use.
"So, the world's climate is changing.."
Wow, that sounds like a bit of an admission from you Lewis. Did you get hit by a big plank over the weekend or something?
4 & 7?
The same age as mine (son and daughter). I suspect my four year old son would be better at coping with it than my seven year old daughter, but think they would be be hiding behind their chocolate milk!
The characters are all the same size??
Still, it looks good :) Considering the LOTR films are rated 12 though, is there not a slight mismatch between the product and the age of the target audience? Or do a lot of parents let younger kids watch the LOTR films?
So they are still melting then?
So the ice is still melting. And that is some kind of victory for those who say that it isn't? How exactly?
Google "Good", or "Bad" as our users call it if you want to see what an imploded RIM would look like. Good used to make hardware (like RIM years ago), obviously didn't find they could compete so went for a software only model.
A model which is horrendously bad. Want to know if you have any emails on a BB? Look at the notification icon. Want to do the same on a Good app? Unlock your phone, open the "Good" app, wait for it to connect and update (20 seconds later), and if there are any new emails, you will see them. No signal? Tough.
I won't go into all the other issues our users have with duplicate appointments, the app just stopping working, etc. Lets just say our users HATE it. And I don't blame them.
Oh, don't mention the UI either. Christ, whoever designed it managed to screw it up so badly that I can only assume they were either blind, or did it on purpose.
Only the insane, or masochistic would use it rather than a BB or the native iOS email client.
For a lot of people, it is features not spec's that they want. Hence, the ability to be entertained by their tablet, not wank over the number of cores.
That is why the Fire is such a success, it is providing what people want. Their media, is a convenient form factor.
Fanboi because Gil, you obviously are..
Great device, wrong fruit
I still like my playbook (free for me, it is the companies). Wrong kind of fruit for the "too cool for school" crowd, but the size and UI make this a fantastic device for me.
Portable enough to stick in my coat pocket, reads my kindle books, plays my movies, plays my music, lets me read my gmail (either via the app, or the browser), and has a proper browser.
Good enough for me.
People really should try one before knocking it.