112 posts • joined Sunday 28th November 2010 13:16 GMT
But how does the car fair...
...in a chaotic Indian city like Mumbai? Does it just sit there unable to cope with all the near misses around it?
Re: OK, getting a bit sick of the whining...
I agree, they had months of feedback before release. Now they've had the same feedback after release. Having something new wasn't the problem, it was truly the lack of ergonomics and unintuitive design that f**ked it up.
It's almost like they don't use their own OS at work? If they do, I'm betting the office computers are all switched to desktop mode.
This so not called Metro should have been like the Mac's App Store
It could have launched from somewhere near the start button and enabled easy buying and installing software. A bit like Steam but better integrated.
As far as a mouse goes, I can cover the entire screen and accurately select and move things about while only moving the mouse 2 inches in either direction with my arm resting on the table, why would I want to go waving in the air delicately touching a 22 inching screen, whilst my arm is held in constant muscle tension, that's stupid.
Re: When the majority breaks the law...
You sound like someone who doesn't sell software/music/art on the Internet. It's not an 'us and them' concept, it isn't all big corporations against the little man. It's sometimes everyday people trying to make a living on the Internet, so it sounds reasonable to let them try, rather than lump everything in as evil money grabbing corporations.
Where does my software stand in this situation?
It's just a piece of code, after all. Will I still be protected if someone simply wants to hack it and give away for free? Am I still allowed to protest and issue takedown notices?
Can someone explain how it knows a wink form a blink?
People involuntarily blink all the time, and I thought this thing only looked at one eye.
Egg Butty! Is the preferred name around here.
Re: What did you fry the eggs in?
I stopped using those rubbish Tefal thin non-stick coated pans last year and splashed out on a Circulon Anodised thing. It's amazing, and doesn't really need oil for things like bacon. It is a bit heavy though.
So that solves the mystery of the Nazca Lines...
They were made by immature aliens making silly shapes driving their Earth rover about!
x86 uses microcode instructions...
Whereas the ARM chips just use the minimal raw instructions.
Microcode is another layer under x86 machine language - isn't that a waste of power?
I just presumed Siri listens to everything in the room, regardless of being switched off.
Then it sends compressed speech-to-text messages relaying the rooms conversions back to Apple for language storage.
If you start from that premise, everything that Apple actually does won't be a surprise anymore.
Finding reasons for gadgets to exist?
I wish these sad people would all get shipped off to their own silly world, where they can stand around in fields wearing useless stuff and going "ooooh, now I know what my heart rate is all the time", or whatever it is they go on about.
The wired head guy is hilarious though, so thanks for the article Reg!
More parallel instead of 100X
Parallel computing is a totally different way of coding, saying that it's X times faster at doing things is misleading.
They say a ray-tracer took one day to getting running on it, but ray-tracing is THE easiest thing to convert to parallel as each pixel is independant.
Having said that, this technology is definitely heading in spectacular direction. Although it will never be fast enough for me. : )
Google's car will change the spelling of your destination, take you there instead...
...and drive you to the highest paying advertiser at that location.
You know it's going to happen.
There's a 3D digitiser on Kickstarter for £600 odd quid. Made in Chester.
It uses white light and doesn't have cumbersome moving scanner heads:-
Why not give that one a go? ; )
All the games not on the list...
It's definitely a 'personal' list, not a technical achievement list, and there's nothing wrong with that.
What's never mentioned are the sound FX; sounds like Moon Cresta's FX ring in the ears far longer than expected.
It was great at the time to see new innovations in arcade games year after year though, it true golden age to be a part of.
I remember playing Gauntlet 2 for 3.5 hours on just 10p, now that's getting your money's worth!
"I've not seen such bravery!" and "Yellow Elf needs food badly" ---aagh the rosy haze of memories... :)
But it all ended when Arcades just wanted you to put loads of money in them just to advance in the game. The same thing is happening to iPad/Android games where the user ends up purchasing in-game aids just to advance to the next level. This corporate-centric cash cow wringing ruins gaming for me as a pastime.
Re: There be dragons
Disembodied legs, with amazed onlooker with pink shoulder bag! ; )
One Buzby is...
When facing directly north, one is between the bottom left corner and the circular clump of trees.
Enter the competition by giving away your email address, and you'll get free spam your life!! Yay...
Did the space boffins spot this way before impact or...
...were they too busy looking at the other one flying by?
Re: Any justification for it being this way?
Actually think about it some more, the answer is probably because it's far cheaper to make one than it is to repair it, so why bother designing it as accessible in the first place. And all those screws, access points, and chip sockets take up valuable space and weight.
Re: Any justification for it being this way?
I thought your analogy to the car was going to be something else. You reminded me of the way modern cars have a massive plastic sheet over the engine to basically stop casual tinkering and repair (ok, sound supression as well). If something goes wrong, the manufacturer gets some cash every time a garage plugs in the diagnostic tool, as it always has to download software, and they charge for each download.
They used to put oil filters in easy accessible places, now the average person wouldn't even dare look.
So could it all be about making money from repairs, and hindering anyone else from setting up repair businesses? Also, tinkered-with products may not be reliable and could damage the image of the company, yes, even Microsoft. ;)
"You're holding it wrong"
Oh come on, someone had to quote Antennagate somewhere.
They're saving up to pay solicitor fees!
...and the patent office loves them to bits of course: "You've want a patent for the colour 'mirror-black' and a shop with west facing tables? - sure, just throw some money at us... done.
People hating 'that bald guy'
But he has always looked and sounded like a dodgy used car salesman, or that shouty guy from the double glazing advert.
Unfortunately, now they've forgotten what this message means...
Re: Dear Microsoft and estemed vendors...
I wonder how many people only use a computer for Googling, Facefool and TV listings, internet purchases from Amazon/Tesco etc?
Perhaps Microsoft has reacted to some market research - right or wrongly.
For me a computer is a tool, I want to use all features of that tool to the max, but I'm a programmer/designer.
Most people are not, especially the 'most people' in that possible lucrative market share.
Dodgy product placement on TV
I saw a really awkward moment on one of those TV cop/forensic shows (can't remember which one).
The character gingerly picked up a chunky tablet with Windows 8 on it, and slowly went to search something on it, for no reason at all it seemed, with the camera zooming right in to the display. Then he put the thing down immediately and turned to the Mac on his desk that was in front of him all the time. The actor seemed like he knew none of it made any sense to the scene.
Anyhoo, I burst out laughing, in a nerdy fashion of course. 8D
Could it be an anti-virus or some protection software that's slowing it down?
Multiples of 1080
Doesn't the resolution need to on 1080 or twice that to display true HD pixels properly? These reviews are for HD monitors, so you don't want a vertical size of 1200 for HD films.
2 x 1080 maybe...
Re: We really should stop all trade with them until they sort this crap out...
The manager of a Maplins once told me that 'everything they sell is made in China."
We've let these communists trade so freely in the west that it's all a bit late to just stop.
Re: Some users are threatening to quit the site
Beiber's been throwing shit at fans for ages.
Money comes first...
...safety last. And the chancellor is considering giving them tax breaks.
I did some research on the fracking sites a while back and the one in Cumbria is five miles from a nuclear dumping ground!
British keyboard fail
Come on Jonathan Ive, the quotes are meant to be above the 2, I thought were supposed to be British!
The enter key is tiny as well, it looks and feels like there's not enough space for all the keys.
Yet another console out for next year?...
Apple Leaf - it's certainly girly enough! ;)
Or perhaps they are removing the leaf from their logo and were worried it would get lost!
No Mayan mentioned it.
Find me the texts that say the world is ending. The Mayans never mention it, which goes to show how gullible people seem to like the 'end is nigh' scenarios.
So it turns out to be a world wide rumour.... stupid humans.
There are start-ups.
Kick-starter and the Unity/ UDK engines have helped get many games on different formats at the same time, which helps start-ups get the cash flow moving quicker.
But there's still other costs like product licensing and delivery. And all the advertising razzmatazz of course.
Re: Didn't work for me - it's complaining that the serial number is wrong.
It's happening with us as well. I've tried every combination O/0 but it always rejects it.
Is it the SSN or CSSN code you put in?
Did you use 'Eee Family' product type or 'Eee pad'?
Thanks for any help.
*quietly screaming in corner*
(What numpty generates codes with O's and 0's in anyway? It's easier enough to program something that rejects both in a code! Idiots!!)
The map data they were given must be much better than that displayed in Maps
That's what I don't understand. If Apple got their data from navigation companies, then why is it so wrong?
The Apps store's "More Reviews..." button is now completely broken!
Even when there's potentially hundreds of reviews, you can only see 4 or 5.
That's a really easy bug to spot in the general testing of operations. It's very visible, and they fucked it up.
The QA dept. needs to be given a good kick in the tick-box for missing that one.
Re: A poor excuse
Can't the theif just walk around the corner while this process is being done? "ave a cuppa tea 'n' get back at 2am for a spin"
Government hates Virgin Media?
(Vandalised here of course)
You can see the Virgin Media boxes look tiny in comparison. Yet they lost the bids? They're currently supplying me with a measurable 60Mb connection, and I don't remember seeing any boxes in the surrounding streets.
I don't understand.
The "Executive Inn" has the funniest reviews
(can't seem to be able to post URL links,sorry)
All the reviews paint a perfect description of this place that are really hard to ignore, like this:
"My In-Laws booked the hotel, I didnt think twice to check what they had booked upon arrivial we discovered that the hotel was a dump. We checked in right after someone that was checking in to live in the hotel. When we got to our room of course we looked over our rooms. There were bullet holes in the walls, blood still on the wall. There were cigarette burn holel in both sets of sheets covers. The bathrooms rings in the shower/tub. rings or grime in the skink and toliet. There was a table and 2 chairs in the room which had dead bugs on them. I have to say under the bed was clean, probably the cleanest part. The capet were filthy the room the worst I have ever seen or stayed in thank got it was only for 2 nights So if you enjoy the drug dealing and gangster ville stay here, need a place to live stay here if you have kids, and are looking or a good place to stay, look else where!!!"
With the file copy, do you no longer have to babysit a large copy because of possible folder copy questions? That was crap on 7.
Re: Looks like Earth
The scary thing is, if they discover water then they are then going to suggest it was very much another Earth.
Which of course will get the 'look what we're doing to our own planet' brigade out on the streets again - "It will turn into Mars if we don't save it" - etc, etc.
I thought this 'group' didn't believe in copyright and wanted digital freedom for all?
Or, are they just the usual hypocritical corporate machine inside?
Of course they are.