1604 posts • joined 24 May 2011
It's Cliff's fault
Personally, I think it's Cliff's fault - he is the real world equivilent of Johnny Saveloy, and had he been mortal would have keeled over years ago and this copyright problem would not have needed solving.
That's strange...whenever my Dr Watson runs, I just get error messages. How do you enable the sentience feature...?
Microsoft reported the crime to the police on 2 January but believes the electronics were stolen between 19 and 26 December
Hmmmm. Looks like nobody is immune to Apples supply management - not even Santa. No sign of forced entry, but did the room have a chimney by any chance...?
Re: Overheard conversation
Terrible disgusting things?
And yet they probably watched "X facta" and "Strictly no brain activity"? Oh the hypocracy.
Broadband = New British Rail?
Why do I get the awful whiff of British rail from this?
ie. Governments plan to exit from subsidising = Massive above inflation price hikes, and maintenance/investment/reliabilit/performance minimised and profits maximised.
Lets hope our polititians have our best interests at heart with this....<snigger>.
and I still don't understand why we need 3g tablets when wifi will link up to your mobile hapilly
Because (in addition to other reasons others have stated)...some of the data-only tarifs are pretty good value; there's even the options for PAYG data for those occasional trips where a 3G tablet would get used a lot, such as holidays abroad.
It is not evil for a company to follow the law.
But it's more evil to censor your citizens through those laws, surely?
New tech may have solved zeppelins' great weakness
Wasn't flamable hydrogen the weakness? No new tech required surely - just use helium? Should work a treat - apart from the non-renewable bit of course.
...will they detect my eyes rolling, head shaking and audible tutting and sighing?
+1 on the Spaceballs reference.
Re: The mind absolutely boggles ...
My Clue meter is reading zero.
Does it need more coffee?
Re: Assassins who snitch on their client?
If the 12 yr old gamers that constantly whip my ass in MW3 are anything to go by, their ego's will be hyooooooj. They won't be able to help themselves and will openly boast about being hired 'assassins'.
Re: I do it myself
Alternatively, replace his video card with a model from 2005, and drop his framerate down to slideshow levels of performance. When he gets a job he can buy his own hardware, and restore his framerate.
Well, once he replaces his "new" 1ghz single core CPU as well...then there's the matter of his "new" 2.5" drive with no cache and tiny rpm rate...then there's the new internet and LAN hardware, as the original has "mysteriously" slowed to 56k modem speeds and latency...and there's the new RAM sticks, after his previous versions "mysteriously" develop a timing incompatibility...
Lenovo Thinkpads are not IBM Thinkpads
...if the bundle of dead/broken units sitting in our storage room waiting for dispatched back to base is anything to go by. Build quality is just not as bombproof as the old IBM units.
Re: A fleet of white vans isn't the only way to lose your data
Don't forget to encrypt those cloud-hosted backups. The content trawling robots (if they exist) won't care if its backup or originals.
Re: I'm so glad...
I'm one of the downvote recipients - thank god others see sense too - maybe I'll stop getting downvoted now.
I have a galaxy note, and this is not good news. Im pretty pissed off. Is it because I expected better?
Christopher "Nerdo" Weatherhead, 22, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to impair the operation of computers
So when will the inventors of TIFKAM and Ribbon by up in front of the beak?
400km river full of hydrocarbons
Wow...BP would be so proud...
Re: Demand has been phenominal.
Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal
<-- Wrong icon btw. You want this one.
$25,000 donated to charity
She had the option to settle at 25k, of which the RIAA would not have received a penny.
That doesn't excuse the frankly ludicrous fines in the first place though. I have to ask...what calculation did the jury use to get to this figure, given the RIAA is happy to give awards away to charity (ie implying there was no direct financial loss to them or their stakeholders)? hopefully one that didn't include figures plucked from thin air...
I can't see the "number of deaths in Aussie outback" chart...is there a submenu under Maps...?
Indeed - compare this patent to the dross we get nowadays.
RIP to JW, and to a patent system from a better age.
Re: Circular bar codes
Because you need to move the scan head acros the lines one at a time, as it's read sequentially.
This is very difficult to do because:
a) the circles can't be read by a linear scanner (the only real way to reliably scan sequentially), as each circle represents 2 data points
b) circular codes are very hard to scan "casually" (ie imagine the scanner is held by an drunk 80yr old with the shakes).
c) circular scanners would be damned hard to manufacture, as the scan method would require increasing/decreasing radius sources, rather than a simple left/right linear scanner.
Re: Tinfoil at the ready
* and I mean sick as in the old skool definition of "gross, horrid, disgusting".
Not sick in the "cool" way it's now used.
Tinfoil at the ready
...does this represent an excuse to allow more strip downs and "fondlings" in the future, under the guise of "security"?
The whole thing is pretty damned sick if you ask me.
if Carlsberg made map apps...
Re: What's a "a rather tinselly feel"...
It means it plays "jingle bells" while you type, of course.
ok, possibly some rewording required here...by "Apple-esque USP" I actually meant this was a USP that was championed by Apple and features prominantly in their blurb. Not that it was unique to Apple.
Re: patents - don't tempt them...
Oh really? Glued batteries, anyone?
And this on the Pro model too. Expect this new "assembly feature" in your Air soon.
PS: I own an Air...
And Apple? (well, the caps lock at least)
Also no mention of another Apple-esque USP - backlit keyboard?
On the upside - screws, inside and out. None of this "Glue-shit-together-to-make-it-a-bastard-to-service-or-upgrade" technique favoured by the fruity one.
re: mhz wars...
Humans lost this years ago (we run at around 15hz*, but damn, we still parrallel process *way* better than silicon**. So hz/mhz isn't really that important.
* though it is possible to run an entire Country on as low as 1-2hz...see "George Bush".
** parrallel processing is not number crunching. See "financial crisis 2008" for evidence of that.
Re: "Sand is not silicon"
Indium, gallium & arsenide.
Yes, these sound plentiful and cheap to process...10x more expensive you say? Bravo...
Re: A pretty superficial review...
There's also the small issue that Apple saw fit to remove Frontrow from OSX a few versions back, thus destroying the out-the-box media centre USP of the mac mini.
<--- This fail is for you, Apple.
Edit: Luckily, mine still chugs along just fine with it in place, and I have no reason to upgrade, knowing I will lose Front Row. Well done Apple - another upgrade sale lost?
Games & big data = scary
When HL3 interupts my 'smashing-head-crabs-with-a-crowbar' session with adverts for:
a) a B&Q sale on crowbars
b) Rage management councilling in my area
c) online qualifications in butchery
...then I know it's time to unplug the PC and go back to living in a cave.
Indeed. I thought of this the moment i first saw one.
Only 33% needs protecting? So 66% is just dross?
Should be even lower than that if you can switch off youtube.
Yay! The initiative is working!
Boo! Still far too many findings!
Strictly speaking the rudder weakness is universal to all ship.
What I think would be more a more accurate representation would be the magazine room on the HMS Hood. (RIP btw).
Yes probably...but then I'd have missed out on Godwin points.
Apart from the Godwin win, can I raise the issue that the last head of state to undertake a state-sponsored "war machine" project of this magnitude was Hitler?
And we know how well that worked out...
footnote: yeah, I know it's a joke
Re: I was ok with it ...
...too much jacket, not enough shoes, eh Frank? ;-)
Cook also threw cold water on those who believe that the Mac's OS X and the iDevices' iOS will eventually merge
Thank f*ing christ. Now, if he'd just go one step further and remove half the irrelevant iOS crap that's already made its way into OSX, that really would be nice.
Mcafee : I sell my shit to anyone on the cheap, tie them in, then gouge them on the life long dependency.
Passing Columbian drug seller : wait, that's my line!
Not answered in the article: Whether both heart attacks were on the same heart, of whether he had a heart attack in each of his two hearts.
Given the bizzare behaviour, I'd go for the later, as only an alien with no concept of human behaviour would act this way.
<--- you want this icon, Alpha...;-)
Check out the hand on the ipad photo, page 2.
Either the ipad is actually a 5.5" version, or the guy (and it is a guy) picking it up is an 8 foot tall gorilla.
Re: Or could it be....
20% cheaper for a start...there's VAT on digital books, but none on the dead tree versions.
I can restore that 34bn for you apple, for a mere 1% fee:
- fit ipad mini with retina
- Make your consumer devices more user serviceable. Cut out the recent trend for gluing shit, for example.
- stop taking the piss with your pricing
- stop suing everyone
Bingo. Job done. Invoice is in the post.
Re: "MIT's Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology"
Repeating something twice isn't as bad as repeating something twice by repeating something twice.
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64
- Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why