31 posts • joined Wednesday 22nd December 2010 01:35 GMT
The main public-facing website for the company I work for is entirely Flash/Flex-based. However, having gone to the great trouble and expense of developing this front-end, we're currently building a jQuery/Ajax replacement, simply because we're not expecting Flash support to be ubiquitous on devices we want to support in the future. Also, the Flash site is impractical to modify. I'd rather support a non-flash-based device than hope some unknown device will support my rigid Flash-based system.
I don't think it's that bad a book, but yes I agree it was a fan-wank.
I <i>do</i> think we're in danger of descending into a new Ludditism, especially if the ultra-green culture gets its way. I don't have issues with conservation and green technology, but many of the culturally green seem to have a serious chip on their shoulder about technology and science. If that takes hold politically, expect to see a lot more homeopathic hospitals and an end to the exploration of the final frontier.
"It's the most beautiful planet in the universe," said Fincke...
Followed by "Earth, fuck yeah!" presumably. Tsk.
Paris because, well, something about heavenly bodies....
re: The Solution
Adultery isn't against the law.
Are you suggesting that Rebecca Black should be thrown into the cold vacuum of space?
Gotta be Consider Phlebas - not much backstory as it was the first novel, and the style is more "filmy" than later novels.
I love my Kindle, but it won't be a web2.0 device until it has colour and a touch screen. The existing physical nav buttons are medieval, and the keyboard is a bitch. My Blackberry is easier to use, and the Kindle has a lot more plastic surface to play with.
How are home video, surround sound, wide-screen, DVD, and flat screens "just fads"? Unless you're watching your visual entertainment on 8mm film, you're using these things. They're the natural progression of the technology. You sit in the dark watching blurred lack and white movies on flammable easily-degrading film if you like, the rest of us will wave to you from the future...
I'll stick with my text-only version. The visuals are amazing, and the whole lot can be squeezed onto a Kindle with zero compression.
"participated in movie piracy". That could mean anybody who's ever watched a pirated movie, whether or not they downloaded it themselves. That includes my mother and just about everybody I know. By that measure, I'm surprised it's not an even higher percentage.
I'd sue your parents if I were you, for allowing you to grow up to be a massive bell-end. Of course she can sue - anybody in the country has access to civil law, guest or not. Nobody "gives up all there rights" when they come to study here for fuck's sake, what planet are you on?
The Asperger quotient on this comments thread must be off the scale. The least you xenophobic Daily Mail reading fuckwits should do is not post anonymously.
So presumably on the same basis, you'd be quite happy for the mail service to start prioritizing mail from certain senders if they pay a premium for the privilege? So your normal two day delivery goes down to three so they can get you that important piece of junk mail from Wallmart to you in one? Think it through man - it's a license for big business to control what information you do and do not get to see based on THEIR world-view and profitability - it's Orwellian! I honestly can't fathom the willingness of some people to be their own jailers.
How useful would that really be? It would be simple to forge. It was the underlying database of complex unforge-able data that made it "secure". Without the database, it's just an expensive bus-pass. I'm not arguing in favour of the stupid thing, far from it, but a stand-alone ID card would be about as much use as a margarine dildo.
The unanimous lack of sympathy here for these goons is truly heartwarming.
Are you kidding, this is the republican position. They voted against it. The dems watered it down. They're all shills for big business one way or another. This is the very opposite of socialism, it's an unfettered capitalist power-grab. I hope your "It's the socialists!" Tourettes clears up soon though.
Oh ffs, why are we still talking about how creepy or not Julian Assange is? This is a tech website, I'm pretty sure 70% of the people reading it score high on the creepy and useless with women scale. Certainly, his creepiness is no indication of his guilt. In any case, his guilt or not is irrelevant - he could have murdered those women and fed them to his dog, it doesn't change the fact that the story is elsewhere. The Guardian and everybody else should focus less on the messenger and more on the great steaming pile of dog turds that are contained in the message. I'm sick of Julian Assange - why is this important and the international criminality regularly undertaken by our collective governments given a pass?
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