68 posts • joined 16 May 2011
Some miserable gits out there
I don't care what he's done - he's one of the more entertaining people on the planet. All the people who used mega upload should metaphorically buy him a a pint & contribute to his defence :-)
Marketing wasn't in it
Back in the early days of the 8 bit micro no one in this line of business had heard of marketing - adverts for micros were completely amateur stuff mainly just describing the product (That usually wasn't finished yet). Techie stereotyping, not gender stereotyping! On my computing degree course there were about 35% females, some of whom were happy to flutter their eyelashes at the cleverer lads to get them to do their coding. Wherever I've worked females have had exactly the same pay. If you look at the Meyer Briggs personality types that suit coding you will find a lower percentage of them are female. My wife is one of those personality types, has a Masters degree in IT and wipes the floor with most of the males she works with.
Re: The machine that started the digital revolution?
The point is that it led to a production machine, the Apple II that did effectively start the home computer revolution. The similarly 6502 powered Atari XLs, Commodore Vic 20s and BBC B came along a whole lot later (Although the slightly expensive and clunky Commodore PET wasn't that far behind the apple II) The PC would not have existed without the impetus of the fast growing hobbyist market giving IBM the confidence to produce it.
[SInclair's products were a tiny side show in the UK]
Re: It could have been RB (and his staff (and maiden voyage crew))
Re: Re:The simple fact is
Pierre said "In a nutshell: wherever physics and mathematics are involved, blaming the Russians is a stupid move. They are usually well-trained in both."
Re: How many
iphone screens - almost all I see are broken
Galaxy screens - never seen a broken one
Neil Young recorded a song about a Trans Am
Re: Fiat 500?
Coventry pump engine? I think you're getting mixed up. Racing Fiat 500's (And 600's)with the (Rear) bonnet propped open had Abarth tuned Fiat engines stretched up to 695cc and beyond. The Coventry Climax ex WW2 fire pump engine powered lots of 50's racing cars and also found a home in the 60's Hillman Imp, a British rear engined production car. The Cooper car company used the front chassis components of 2 pre-war Fiat 500's to make their (500cc motor cycle) rear engined racing cars made famous by Stirling Moss et al
I got my Galaxy Note 3 from Phones4U on a vodafone contract for £10 a month less than the vodafone shop wanted to charge me. We consistently got a much better in store service from Phones4U. I could never understand why anyone ever went in to the vodafone store that was 20 yards away.
Now where do we go for a cheap contract?
I've has my last 6 phones from Phones4U because they have consistently been massively cheaper than the Vodafone shop that's 20 yards from it.
I shall not be using a Vodafone store for my next phone - I'll use Tesco or Virgin instead
Down voted for unnecessary rudeness :-)
What's creepy about google glass?
Why has the reg got something against google glass - its what we all need and will have in a future that can't come soon enough - it just adds to our human capabilities. Grumble Grumble
Re: "eBay has reset everyone's passwords as a precaution"
Me too (.co.uk)
Could have sanded the bleedin' wall round the socket first! :-)
Carphone Warehouse / Samsung Experience store
I have to say it does rather look like the cheapest, nastiest Apple Store knock off I've ever seen - and this is from someone who would gladly take an axe to an Apple Store
Re: Yeah, well, pedents everywhere
I'm just not going to tell him he's spelt pedants wrong in case he did so facetiously, no way , no sirree - y'all just move along there - nothing to see here...
Re: Greenpeace = terrorist organisation
And I'm going to tell the animal rights people about how hard they're working the poor donkey - FIGHT! Lentils at dawn...
Greenpeace = terrorist organisation
These people want to do more damage to our infrastructure than "regular terrorists" could ever hope to achieve. The members and supporters of this organisation should be detained in a walled off field of mud with a donkey - that seems to be the environment they are seeking.
Re: A logical problem with a physical answer
You are technically correct but think of the satisfaction :-)
A logical problem with a physical answer
ref ransomware writers/operators - a very 'ing large and dense bludgeon - to death, multiple times
Re: Oh fsck. Not Lewis Page again.
Downvoted for waffle :-)
I get this sneaky feeling that some New Zealanders take stuff too seriously. If I lived there I'd vote for the Mega party
Visualisation of TALOS
Find this handy statue of a TALOS (In Cambridge) here
TALOS was also a rather nifty US Navy anti aircraft missile with optional nuclear warhead back in the 50s/60s
Re: Poles do and Die
Plenty of Poles decorated for their service in RAF and the British film "The Battle Of Britain" contains a very favourable amount of coverage of Polish squadrons exploits.
Standen should be replaced by someone with the remit to integrate the National Museum of Computing within Bletchley Park so that the Tunny and Colossus machines can be the star attractions alongside the Bombe rebuild. The Bombe rebuild is in a silly place at the moment - it belongs in a bleedin' hut!
Whoever replaces Standen should also wholeheartedly approve of the concept of "ramshackle". Lets face it those of us who appreciate the place don't want hoards of visitors getting in the way :-)
A literary national treasure
Who really should keep his gob shut about technology and gadgets - unless its a word processing program about which he's probably quite knowledgeable
Goodbye little friend
If you can call a machine 5' wide "little"
May be interested in what's under the bonnet but probably not know or care much about the iDrive system & all that stuff unless they're lucky enough to be able to afford a higher spec BMW
Regarding the above (And possibly below) comments
Some people are never bleedin' happy!
A joy for the motoring aesthete
It may play just like previous editions but it is just better. I started with the first Gran Turismo on the first Playstation and have queued outside the shop on day 1 for the next edition ever since. I have Forza 4 too on xbox 360 which is quite satisfying as a racing simulation but the graphics seemed rather clunky compared with the previous Gran Turismo 5. also the car physics seemed more simplistic. Gran Turismo is just so much more nuanced - more of an actual simulator - even if the intelligence of the virtual drivers is still questionable. Gran Turismo 6 is just more... beautiful - buy it for the views alone!
PS also worth it for the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb that you get invited to drive ever more exciting cars up as you progress in the game
PPS Was the Carrera RS Touring a boring spin off of the 911? - thought not
Re: What about Tim Cook
There is nothing evil about the military
Though I can only speak for the RAF where you will find a thoroughly decent bunch of people who are only nasty to our enemies - and that's a good thing
Re: I'm kinda conflicted...
6502 assembly language is a thing of beauty. Ah, my old Commodore 64 that teamed the 6510 (6502 variant) with the Vic 2 's hardware sprites and the SID chip. Sys 64738 rules! &60
Never mind the software experience
For those badmouthing it - Feel the build quality - its a seriously well built piece of kit which gives it desirability as a gadget if not as a working tool
I think that's a case of justifiable pedantry
Tap it and unwrap it
Maybe they thought it was an intergalactic chocolate orange?
Re: I see a market...
Minecraft phone anyone?
This firm hasn't actually launched anything yet... (I don't count that small homebuilt kit thing they strapped a small rocket to - the "Rocket Racer")
Re: It is affordable and useful
Buy a Nexus 7, better AND much much cheaper
Is it just me...
or does the back of the 5S look like a HTC One copy
The New Zune phone!
Whatever happened to Zune?
I thought the comments on this story would be worth reading
and they were...
Re: Bad Firmware!
The firmware should be robust enough to not brick the machine because of bad code!
Re: All they need to do is put the start menu back on as standard
I have tried it on my Acer convertible tablet and, whilst its great in touch mode, it is cr*p with a mouse & keyboard
All they need to do is put the start menu back on as standard
I would love Windows 8 with a start menu on a desktop or regular laptop, and I'd love it in native mode on a tablet. I shouldn't need to install 3rd party software to use it with a mouse
"IBM produced its first PC in 1981: the Acorn 8088 running MS-DOS." Really?
Impressed with Moody Blues song title reference
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