1579 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Lots of downvotes for perfectly sensible non-soylent-green methods of population control.
And the downvoter's solutions to the problems of large populations are....? Just ignore it and carry on as normal?
So...the fancy new image processing is likely to be bollox as well then, is that right?
Looks like we'll just have to wait for the real world reviews and ignore the sewage coming out of yet another marketing department. As per normal.
Re: Stupidity is a luxury
No probs: what's your logon details?
Lets hope I can't edit your destination SMS number without an mTAN...
What the idiolistic tree huggers seem to have forgotten is the China *had* to introduce this; it's projected population growth was way outstripping it's available tech and resources at the time and it was a ticking timebomb.
Frankly there are some lessons (unpleasant though they may be) to learn here for other countries with population issues.
C'mon, name and shame...which bank???
Normally I wouldn't give these a second glance, but this time...hmmm.
- big screen and HD too
- good camera
- better mult-tasking
- better tiles
This could be in with a shout come xmas, when I'm due for a replacement...and for once all three OS'es are pencilled in:
- Lumina 920 (win 8)
- Galax Note 2 (Android)
- Iphone 5 (ios)
Not bad eh? good time ahead!
Won't someone think of the...errr...bottom-living ecosystem such scrapping activities have a bad habit of wiping out?
IP Addresses in Switzerland...
... Count as "private/Personal information", and thus protected constitutionally.
My thoughts exactly. +1.
And for my secure Datacentre why would I want "cloud" anyway?
Personally, I'd much rather see a commercially available "hardened at the factory" fork, or a "hardened" option on the installer.
"This is perhaps the biggest release of our server products in history, bigger than NT,"
What...you mean just like last time, when you said the exact same thing?
Re: Efficiency vs Etthics
They do, but tractor diesel is only a fraction of the total oil-based material used in agriculture. A lot of it actually goes on pesticides and fertilizers, neither of which are used in organic.
Note: I'm not claiming organic is better produce. Just that it uses less petro-chemical materials.
I hope you're being sarcastic, because this is complete bollox otherwise.
Organic = better
...but not for the reasons you normally think off. Personally, I can't taste the difference, and don't really give a shit.
However, I do know that Organic farming uses far far less petro-chemicals in its production. This becomes important when talking about "peak oil" etc. We can replace oil as a fuel and even as a material (plastics) but we're not doing such a great job removing it from agriculture. Also, there is evidence to to show "soil fatigue" which is considerably reduced by going organic. The reduced yields could be compensated for by using high productivity GM crops.
So I say ignore the health bollox. Just go organic to go save money, reduce oil dependence and save the environment. Errr...sort of.
Re: Only relevant to genuinely healthy diets; the Type 2 Diabetes suggestion is hilarious!
Corn flakes are bad???
One of life's little pleasures is a bowl of CF in the morning, using a new bottle of cold milk (with all the cream on top), and some sugar sprinkled over.
And now you've ruined it. You bastard.
Just a pity...
...that £100 won't cover any of the expenses incured with:
- pleading with Mortage co. to explain why mortgage not paid
- admin costs for negotiations and writing letters to obtain admission of guilt from UB, so as to negate effects on credit rating
- juggling cash from other accounts to pay salaries, or even arranging overdrafts/loans
- writing letters to reclaim costs from UB for above overdrafts/emergency loads
Needs another zero on the end, I recon.
Re: Please stop.
Just be thankful they didn't use "Sammy" and "mobe" in the same sentence. Oh wait, I just did.
<--- And this happened.
No need to rip - it's all DRM-free these days. Just stick on some external media as planned, and you're away.
Why bother? It's all DRM free these days anyway.
Naturally, you went with an alternative which supports your legacy requirement.
...and that would be...?
On a side note:
One can't help but wonder why he's spoken out. All he's done is drawn attention to his collection, which can and probably will be persued.
Assuming his entire collection is DRM free, with no obvious evidence he torrenting it all (ie it's all legit), then what was stopping him ...*cough*..."accidentally leaving it on an external hard drive" once he had croaked?
aka the "nuke from orbit option".
1. disconnect from network.
2. backup essential user files not stored on network to USB
3. low level HD and partition wipe
4. Re-image from last months desktop image
5. Scan USB stick in triplicate on quarnatine machine
6. Restore backups
7 (optional): Reimage desktop ghost with Java removed...
Once initial detection was made, this option was probably quicker, simplier and you won't be worrying about whether you got everything for weeks afterwards.
Before calling someone naughty it is usually OK to reveal one's business...
Slightly hypocritical statement, coming from someone posting as AC. Just sayin'.
You are correct: None.
That doesn't make it any less dangerous though, as it's only 'externally-created' impotence and obsolecence that prevents its raging ego-maniac leader from executing on his threats.
...and right now the various developed world espionage agencies with an agenda are working out how to "divide and conquer" the whole thing. This is probably the best opportunity they've had in years.
Zapping morse code into the dust with the lazer. Practical use of mission resources? You'd never catch me doing it.
No wait, yes you would. I'd be zapping rude things into everything just for giggles, dammit.
Re: One word:
Immortality is unlikely I'm afraid.
1. It's not possible, even with switching off age genes, regrowing limbs etc. Cancer is still not preventable, nor are a number of degenerative disorders, genetic or otherwise.
2. The social and economic repercussions are unthinkable. There world is overpopulated as it is, the last thing it needs is people not dying. Expect gene therapy from point one to be outlawed or legislated to..errr...death.
3. Would you really want to be immortal? Especially if you were the only one in your family to afford it? Seeing all your children, grand-children dying? Nah, no thanks.
Re: Galaxy Note 2
Galaxy Note 2
Damn, I just bought the old one too...
Other improvements I'd like to see in this model:
- better battery life. Even with a 3200, I suspect this will be one day of moderate use only. Alternatives? A fuel cell or something nuclear...:-)
- less heat (aka wasted battery life). Get busy with this phone, and it gets hot quickly, front and back.
- a better, more accurate stylus. The current one is crap, with the "ink" often being 1-2mm away from the actual nib.
Apart from that...yummy! Better start saving my pennies now...
- remote control of armour-plated 7 series
- finger print scanning
- plastic explosives
- lock-picking antenna
- ultrasonic glass shattering thingy
- facial scanner, even when subject is 1/2 a kilometer away
- high speed Mi6 datafeed
- an actual phone
And no Apple, "Q" invented these, not you, so f* off.
Re: Come on people! @AC
Outgrowing a NAS: NAS does not do multi-partions and granular permissions that well, and there is the issue of throuput, and £ per mb costs of that scaling. And the amount of shared apps on NAS's is limited and generally not that well featured.
Shared apps: Not everyone wants to load "mission critical" info or services into the cloud, and there is the cloud performance issue of some services which don't necessarily scale that well. And there's the cost...£14 for an truly unlimited, local, always on, secure services vs one that's in the cloud and will probably cost you £14 *per month*?
But you forget the light speed effect. Yes, it was destroyed, but back here on Earth we can still see it.
Given it's 250m light years away, we've got a long wait until we on Earth can see it actually being destroyed.
Light speed - and reality - is such a bummer.
It should probably be noted that the detail of the banned devices - and even the trial and verdict itself - has probably complete bypassed Joe Punter. And even if they did, they'd realise that any possible ban will affect new sales - their handset won't be confiscated or anything as dramatic as that.
As other have pertained to - this is probably just a blip in the normal "trade in the old before buying the new shiny" activity.
Lets see...if the big USP of W8 is the touch interface, then surely everyone is waiting for the manufacturers to release a PC which actually has a touchscreen?
I know some are available now, but Joe Punter doesn't care...all he knows is that with the W8 sticker on the front, he "knows" his future W8 PC will have a touchscreen...
And thus the whole EPIC FAIL of METRO and W8 strategy is revealed...
The spacecraft had found a Tatooine-style world - one planet orbiting two suns as seen in Star Wars last year -
Last year...and the year before that. And the year before that. And...
No, but if you dribble on it, it counts as "store damage", so you are obliged to buy it.
Which the dribbler do without thought, naturally.
Re: Now you know..
+1. But in their defence, they did twig eventually that I was a guy in "shopping mode":
Me: "I'd like a base MB Air 11' please"
Genuis: "Have you considered the 13'? It has..."
Me: "No. Just the base 11."
Genuis "Would you like the 4GB option? It's better for..."
Me: "No. Just the base 11."
Genuis "Ok, sir - have you considered a thunderbolt display?"
Me: "No. Just the base 11."
Genuis "Ah, ok, sir, I'll check the stock now. How will you be paying?"
Daily mail outrage!
Look at the unfair representation of the female body image on page 2!
Now all girls will be aspiring to an androgenous body shape 5 sizes too small for their heads with size 26 feet, no knees, no elbows and snap-on hands!
Won't someone...etc etc.
But what of the stylus accuracy? On my note the sensor appears far up in the pen, so if you write with the pen slanted (and who doesn't???) you actually end up writing 1-2mm away from where the nib actually is. A bit annoying, and especially affects left-handers for some reason.
Re: Calm down
Whether you like him or not firstly, you have to admit will.i.am does at least have some musical talent
Secondly, as the article states, surely trying to get the 'yoof' interested or at least aware of missions like curiosity can be no bad thing
Agree. But to use this tosser??? What about someone more media friendly but still scientifically credible, such as one of the prof-u-celeb-tards, such as (Dr) Brian Cox?
As other have stated...he has to pay this.
However, he can submit accounts against this, which will fall in his favour, and would favour him more if he was bankrupt, unemployed and with children.
Negotiated repayment at $2-3 per week for rest of his life? Entirely - and absurdly - possible.
Re: Another solution
I stopped buying music ages ago.
But I did it because it all sounds like the same noisy, unintelligible crap these days. It's not even good enough to listen to, even if I chose to download it for "free".
Now...where is Radio 4's frequency again...
I just got a Farcebook update for Android just the other day.
Since then it has crashed 10x, and keeps losing it's connection. What a PoS. At least the old version was stable.
It's telling that the first thing I thought of when reading this was the fights I used to have with my siblings over some crappy toys.
Very quickly my mum would barge in and take all the toys away, and we'd get no dessert with tea.
That fact an incident between 8 year old can have any parallels with a dispute between supposedly mature companies is a sad indictment indeed for the companies.
Frankly, both companies deserve this, but the fines should have been way, way Bigger to discourage future childish squabbles.