Re: Gotta love Apple.
Apple put in some cash, all the smarts in ARM came from Acorn and VLSI.
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Apple put in some cash, all the smarts in ARM came from Acorn and VLSI.
Microsoft is more than capable of mandating exactly what is allowed to be shipped on a new PC, look at Windows 8.1 for Bing. If they wanted to stop this, they could, but they don't.
The bit I find hard to swallow is Lenovo support denied the malware was installed by them and wanted to charge $120 to remove it. They are truly deserving of this class action.
I'm probably going to get flamed for this but did Lenovo install this kind of stuff before it went Chinese?
Lenovo have always been Chinese, IBM sold them it's PC business, and they certainly didn't do this sort of thing.
The Acorn Risc PC, which was heavily used in education, featured not one but two replaceable CPU cards, back in 1994. The first card was the native processor, which grew from a 33MHz ARM6 to a 287MHz Strong ARM. The second card was an optional x86 processor for hardware PC emulation, and grew from a 486/33 to a 586/133.
But as with anything that has replaceable components, eventually the underlying glue runs out of steam. In the Risc PC's case the motherboard's 16MHz bus between processors, memory and I/O was the bottleneck, and meant faster processors couldn't be fully utilised. The Kinetic upgrade featured a 300MHz StrongARM with its own fast RAM directly accessible, but I/O was still crippled.
Well when the BBC allows one person, Roger Harbin, decide that scientific consensus for man made global warning is so strong, the BBC can be absolved from it's responsibility of balanced reporting, then what hope does any real science have on the channel? We can only look forward to the BBC trust backing to the hilt more sensationalist drivel like the mega tsunami, and disregarding any evidence to the contrary.
If Linus has run out of fingers and toes for version numbers, get an ABACUS!
The plan was to create a sail that would weigh just 110 pounds (around 50 kg) and furl to “the size of a dishwasher”. When deployed, the 0.005 mm thick sail...
What the hell is it made of to be so thin, but have such a large mass? Either it includes the sails support structure (massively hefty for such a small thrust), or it unfurls to quite a bit bigger than a dish washer.
The only compelling promotion for me at the moment is Tesco fuel save. Taking 8p off the already dropping petrol price, got me fuel for under a pound a litre for the first time in donkeys years. What a novelty seeing the litre counter go up faster than the pence counter on the pump!
Let's not forget that Windows CE is also a real-time operating system...
Not on anyone else's planet! It's just a port of a very old Windows NT kernel, and about as real time as a brick. All Windows CE based phones had to have a separate processor to run the phone stack.
By 2017 means to me that it will be complete by 31 December 2016, not a year later, and with that signal strength you might as well get out your tin cans and wet string.
This is nothing to do with carriers rolling out upgrades, it's about Microsoft not even bothering.
Just how many times do Windows
Phone users come back for this punishment?
The more Microsoft promise converged applications, the more versions they release!
Did anyone ever think that wasn't the case?
I just bought my wife a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2", which she uses to take notes in lectures, and then converts the hand writing in to text with the built in app. She says its far more productive for her than typing on a laptop.
Why on earth is the laptop hibernating that often? Just let it sleep.
With an SSD it will boot up so fast, there isn't any need to hibernate.
Akamai also found that Apple’s mobile devices accounted for 39 per cent of cellular web requests, with Android Webkit trailing at 31 per cent – defying the ratio you would infer from Android's dominant sales figures.
I'd guess that Akamai cache Apple's iTunes store, but don't cache Google's Play Store?
If you've been waiting years and finally got a machine with a decent resolution, but can't now read the small text, you probably need glasses. Not having to sit 3 feet away or struggle holding a phone at arms length, but being able to see the detail again, it is worth it.
Well done for having the guts to show the cartoon, unlike other spineless extremist appeasing news outlets such as the BBC, ITN, ...
Even my company which winds it's web filters up to 11 on the annoyance scale, isn't blocking pastebin.
If taking the bus wasn't a shitty enough experience, in the few places where there is a bus lane to avoid the gridlock, there is some twat cycling along at under 15mph, at least we know who it is now.
Where are the Recommendation and Best Buy labels that used to adorn such reviews?
I like leaving the Windows partition on there, and running it up in a VM occasionally, so I can laugh at it.
It probably makes more sense to have a timebank system, where you do an hours computer tinkering, and you are paid in an hour of something you don't want to do such as ironing or weeding the garden.
And lets have a re-release of Team America too.
Vulture Central's backroom gremlins still maintain that using Instagram filters is like looking at the world through a pair of urine-filled swimming goggles.
As per the title!
It will take an Ofcom cattle prod to get ISPs like PlusNet even thinking about IPv6. Nothing achieved after 5 years of asking for TLS on POP3, so not much chance of them doing anything difficult, unless they are forced to by regulation.
Well I wouldn't have looked twice at The Interview before, but I'm sure as hell am going to see it now.
We're laughing at you, fat boy!
Just bought an 500GB 840 evo for £154 on Amazon, hopefully the price will drop further now the 850 is out, and I'll get another one, and we'll be all flash on all laptops.
Microsoft has kept VB mostly on a par with C# in terms of language features, and both compile to similar IL (Intermediate Language) binaries so performance is similar.
Similar as in equally dire compared to native.
Um... militant smokers or child haters or both?
As an example, someone who spends their child benefit on a packet of ciggies (and who wouldn't need a couple after looking after a squalling brat all day?)
Quite a few actually.
After all, parchment was the writing material of choice for thousands of years, going back to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And it lasts thousands of years, not like modern paper which yellows in months, and degrades in a matter of years.
PlusNet also don't support any form of encryption on email transit, despite many many years of pleading by users. So if you've set your phone or laptop up to collect email from PlusNet when logged on to public WiFi, you will sending your login details in plain text over an insecure network. The email user name is often the same as the primary email address used on the account.
I don't want a completely dumb TV though. I bought a 32 inch for the bedroom last year without smart features as I've had a Raspberry Pi running XVMC to connect to it. However unlike our 2009 smartish TV downstairs it lacks HDMI_CEC which allows the TV remote to drive XBMC, so I have to use a wireless mouse instead. I also miss even a limited form of DNLA which allows me to send pictures and video from phone or laptop to the TV without having to change inputs to XBMC first.
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I only tend to wear a watch when it's impracticable to have a phone with me, such as in a swimming pool. Not that swimming pools don't have clocks, just I'm so short sighted I can't read the damn things.
I have the opposite problem, I'm now so long sighted my wrist is too close to see without getting my glasses, so fishing the phone out of a pocket is quicker. I still wear the watch out of habit though.
When I upgraded from my Galaxy S3 to the S5, the Samsung note taking application I had been using disappeared and was replaced with Evernote, so I foolishly signed in to try it out. What a mistake, I've never experienced such incessant nagging from an app, it bombarded my gmail account with endless emails imploring me to make use of it, explain features I don't care about, and offering free trials of the pro version. No matter if the application itself is any good or not, that earned it a swift deletion.
The real story is how much are Intel paying Google to use x86?
I thought this was going to be another article about Banana Pi's passing themselves off as being Raspberry Pi compatible, how disappointing.
Just goes to show; there's always a new generation of Luddities to claim we don't need any new form of technology.
Didn't mention post-profit once.
And they need to sell advertising to fund the search engine.
How exactly do the EU think the worlds largest (and arguably best) search is supposed to be funded?
Or is their next proposal a splurge of billions of Euros of tax payers money to set up an unwanted euoogle search engine, to be what Gallieo will be to GPS. With the added disadvantage it can bend completely to the will of the EU over crazy legislation, such as the right to be forgotten?
TCAS is only advisory, it's up to the pilot to decide to go up or down as instructed (faster than left or right).
Or it could be the kick needed to just use Chrome all the time.
And lets not forget that BBC Micro version only had a handful of Kilobytes to play with even with the cleaver split screen technique reducing graphics memory, but it still managed to have 8 different galaxies with thousands of stars.
Make that 11, and have a down vote for name calling, without addressing any of the valid concerns made in the above comments.
You don't need X-rays for finding cracks in rails, eddy current detection is far easier.
If the smart-meters ever get home networked/domotics & Internet of Things, then it'd be just your Fridge/Freezer that was switched-off for 4 or 5 hours, your freezer wouldn't really notice, but the Grid would survive better.
You don't need a smartmeter or internet of things for that. All the device has to do is monitor the mains frequency, when it is below the nominal 50Hz (or 60Hz in some places) the grid has more demand than capacity. With a few pennies worth of electronics fridges, freezes, washing machines and dishwashers, etc could just pause, not for four hours, but a few minutes is all that is normally necessary before fast response hydro kicks in, giving time for slower backup plant to come online.
The Bose system in the RX-8 is pretty damn good. It's got 11 speakers, and compensates for environmental noise, which is pretty important in a car.