410 posts • joined 28 Nov 2010
Bitcoin is not a currency.
Bitcoin is a commodity.
And a commodity with a sinking value.
Re: For all the naysaying here
Thanks for the feedback.
Re: For all the naysaying here
Cool. What are the front speakers like? They don't appear to be important to many reviewers, and they look like deal makers for me.
At $100 cheaper, it's not "at iPad prices"
It's also not as fast as the iPad Air 2, despite the numbers on the specs.
The key difference is that the iPad Air 2 has 20nm chip architecture, where the Nexus 9 uses 28nm.
Having said that, it's not that far off in terms of speed, and single core tests reveal it to be faster than the new iPad. It just can't quite make it on all the other tests, which is a shame as I fell for the Tegra k1 Denver's hype as a new era device. Oh well.
Like I said, desktop resolution is not the same as in game resolution. Games go into full screen mode at any resolution they want. But 1920 is the usual resolution they aim for in development, currently.
This article doesn't say the game was running in 4 or 5k. So the quoted FPS here may not be accurately representing the machine's 5k screen.
That article suggests going down to 2k to prevent lagging in games, and reviewer states it's acceptable. A lot of code goes on in each pixel shader, so slow downs in massive resolutions makes perfect sense in terms of software and hardware.
3D games don't tend to use native desktop resolution.
5k of pixels is a lot to push through the graphics shaders, and I would have liked to know how the game they tested ran at full resolution.
I loaded the PS3 Amazon player the other day.
I wanted to see the new Constantine TV series. Unfortunately I have to be on Prime to see it.
I would have gladly payed a couple of quid, but I'm not paying £79 just to see if it's any good.
Hey AMAZON! You're actually stopping me from giving you money to watch something, please step back and see how stupid that strategy is.
Share holders In general have...
...a sack of baboons where their brains should be.
Re: Anybody here use Google Wallet before?
LOL at thumbing down a jibe about thumbing down!
Keep going then, you're just so hilarious.
Re: Anybody here use Google Wallet before?
Thanks for replying to my question.
Only on The Reg can I get a thumb down for asking a question!
Anybody here use Google Wallet before?
GW came out in May 2011, and I wonder how popular it is there.
It's the 64 bit Tegra K1 that makes me want one.
From watching the NVidia events in on the K1 it appears to wipe the rest of the chips aside.
This Nexus 9 might be the one to get me out of the iPad cycle (I only have an iPad 2, but you know what I mean). I get the feeling that this new K1 will crush the new iPad.
And yes I know it's not all about the power for most people, it is for me.
Surely it's the same thing, without having to swing the front around so the phone slot is facing downwards.
£7.99 from Amazon.co.uk :-
I found it embarrassingly bad.
I cringed when they were playing it.
I'm not sure why, but I think it's horrible.
You're cutting your hair wrong!
Re: I'm skipping Windows 9....
Yeah, it must be a jinx removal naming system. "Every even numbered MS OS is cr.. oh".
Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
LOL at Windows 10!!!
Are they trying to take the jinx out of the even numbered OSs!
But the iPhone 4 was designed to flex.
The iPhone 4 was stainless steal with Aluminosilicate glass on the front and back:-
It stands great pressure and always goes back to original shape. And yeah it suffers from shattering:
iPhone 6+ has an aluminium shell for lightness, which apparently lives up to that other characteristic of aluminum, it bends and stays bent.
Original iPad 2 updated fine.
I haven't noticed any problems although it did turn on Bluetooth all by itself, which may account for some people's battery drainage.
I find this very exciting.
WebGL is a very capable hardware rendering API.
Here's a ray-tracing demo that uses the text on the right to mathematically render shapes.
There are no polygons here, no resources other than a few textures, it's ALL ray-traced:
I am a little nervous of animated banners coming back though. Will we see web pages full of animated bars all vying for attention?
No-one is voting with their head.
No-one is voting with their head, no matter how much the media want to think they are.
It's all about heart and feeling, which is why I worry about them having a flash of national pride and putting that X in the yes box on the day.
Here's a slogan for the yes people:-
"England's domestic policies are governed by the EU, it's foreign affairs are controlled by America. The City of London, within London, is a fraudulent infrastructure mixed in with political cronies. Can we see your TAX returns Mr Cameron? No?
It appears the Government do not really want to keep things anyway, using the sell off of our national institutions cheaply to foreign bidders as an example. At least Thatcher appeared to want the British public to buy British Gas." etc etc
You see, no information given there, it's all about how it feels, this is why I worry that people will vote yes.
Re: Ded game?
Titanfall is 6 months ago already! It was getting old when MS did the Xbox One advert with that Breaking Bad guy going "Yohw!" in a stupid voice.
Re: Talking is over-rated
I see an increasing amount of vocal mobile use these days.
Usually people talking into a headphone wire bead, walking along on their own talking and waving their hands about like some kind of demented inflatable.
I would like to know a couple of things...
A) Does it collect the dimensions of people's homes and sell it off to the highest bidding data farmer?
B) The advert implies that it's all effortless and quiet, and we all know that Dyson's scream like mini jet engines. So how loud is it and does it scare animals silly?
Apple denying it was their fault.
Everyone else is doing it wrong.
There's a surprise.
Getting them hooked is the best bet.
Enable them to just start typing and immediately see the results as text, lines, circles and blobs.
Use the free Unity package, and launch them into C#, which doesn't have any horrible headers and feels less in your way. And it gives the same result on Mac/Windows/Linux so they can share their code with each other without having to think about linking libraries and all the other boiler-plate code.
Re: So in the future...
Hey 80s boy!
KITT had 6 headlights and sometimes 4! (hmm, never noticed that before), not a single strip of light.
So in the future...
...instead of two dazzling point light sources, why can't we have one thin light across the whole front of the car beaming perfectly out? That would be really nice.
Hah! Not seen that before.
So when is Nvidia bringing out their GTX 900 then? :p
And on, and on, and on...
Ballmer gone? Thank feck for that.
I'm wishing the company might start making good decisions, where good criticism is listened to, rather than bad ideas regurgitated over the workers for them to obey.
But on the other hand, I will miss the chuckle I get out of MSs decisions.
Oh, wait. Nothing will change though, will it.
The Windows Store is a Cesspool of Scams — Why Doesn’t Microsoft Care?
I didn't know it was that bad.
They should have joined something called 'Mutter'...
...if they wanted privacy.
Re: Drat and double drat!
Let us know what happens, you'll probably need to contact the administrators, as others have said.
It might be 3 months though, or 6, or...
Hmm, well at least you can tell the missus you tried! :)
The damage is already done though, and she'll not buy a Samsung again.
Treatment costs? I guess you're American.
I embrace the freedom to criticize. (But I'm secretly looking forward to the Earthquakes.)
Hey! 'Anonymous Cowards' don't have platforms, just dark caves. :p
Sorry, I wasn't properly appealing to the mass of Apple hatebois, I was just commenting on the use of carcinogens in general.
That's one of the chemicals commonly used in hydraulic fracturing.
If it's fine to shove into the ground, then it's absolutely fine to use it in factories! :)
Windows WebGL browsers use Angel project.
ANGLE: Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine
But you can switch on native WebGL support.
Chrome is the only browser so far to use the latest software from the ANGEL group to convert WebGL shader code into DX11.
Firefox is still using DX9. IE - never use it, haven't used it for years. :)
What's next, free software?
I wonder how many people who object to this are perfectly fine with not paying for software, when they should?
But there's that cracked Photoshop shortcut just sitting there on your desktop, waiting for you to load up some copyrighted photos...
I could play Gauntlet for 3 hours...
...on ONE ten pence piece.
And I don't feel sad about it at all.
When I hear, "this call may be recorded for training purposes."
I tell the person as soon as I can, "I'm also recording this conversation - for YouTube purposes" in a very clear and well enunciated accent. Even if their first message was automated.
I get a variety of interesting reactions.
Also it may change the way they speak to me, but I have no way of really knowing how effective it is, as they probably just forget and rant on anyway.
I suppose it's better than...
The Windows XP terminals they're currently using. :) But then again, they are walking around amongst the plebs waving your account about.
Re: Horror Stories with these machines!!
Ha, yeah. I'm betting they didn't even have £25k in the bank. I'm not kidding.
The branch in Cheltenham looks like a set from the 60s StarTrek.
This is the final nail in my account.
I'm really looking forward to going in and closing my account with a reverberating, "in cash please!"
Does it still collect data when...
...you turn Location Services off? Turning it off is supposed to save battery life so it must be stopping something. I would like to know, because if it continues to leak data, then I'm not buying one.
I don't use a fondle-phone anyway, so I'm not in any Apple/Google debate.
Must *bzzz*, spend *bzzz*, less time *bzzz*
On *bzzzzzz*, aargh fuck, The Register *bzzzzzzzzzzz*, shiiiit!
I've got to take this thing off to carry on wasting my time on the Internet...
People don't listen.
I'm guessing that the general public took MSs message of 'warning, no more updates' as simply, 'we won't be bothering you anymore.'
Re: @ Jonathan 29 Cash... ?
It's scary. The government knows the banks are insolvent, that's one reason why they bought those anti-riot water cannons.
Any day now, hey.
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