1598 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Re: I hope JPL uploaded some more audio
Never mind the "peew, peew" bit...how about that other Holywood abomination - the entirely visible laser beam in clear air/vacuum?
In dust/smoke/gas free environments there is nothing for the laser to bounce off, so the only visible aspects at the source and destination points. Yet, without fail, (in holywoodland) laser beams are seen as solid beams of colour.
And even better, in some films you can even see the beam travel. Even though it would be impossible for the human eye to detect the light in travel.
Benchmarks = bollox
Does IO6 on iphone5 *feel* fast and smooth? Yes = WIN
Does Jelly bean on an S3 *feel* fast and smooth? Yes = WIN
Does win8 on 920 *feel* fast and smooth? Yes = WIN
Frankly, we should all be grateful the useability can now be taken for granted, regardless of our platform allegance.
..anyone get a flashback to "In the night garden" when looking at that desktop picture, on page 1?
Just me? That'll learn me for watching too much TV with my kids.
You're all wrong.
Stuff your games; the killer app - as it always has been - is PORN.
Re: On X5/X6 it's fixed. The rest of us have to wait 8 weeks
Not sure why BMW even bothered with these. They managed to make them as unattractive as possible is every conceivable way to ensure nobody would actually want to steal them. Even thieves have some standards.
For other (true) examples: See Ford's Ka. So utterly dire than not a single UK vehicle has been stolen since production of v2 started.
Why voice controlled itunes will fail
1. "Play that song...you know, that one by Alanis Morriset...something, something pill. Or something."
2. "Play that song...you know, that one that goes da, da, dee, dum, da, da"
3. "Play something mellow. Maybe Jazz. Or some chilled electronic. You decide"
4. "God, I hate this one. Play something better will you?"
5. "Play that one from the British Airways advert, with some burd singin' on it"
Re: Not really building a computer, is it?
Building or "assembling" a PC isn't about slotting any old components together and booting it up...we can buy an off the shelve item for that.
It's more about the attention to detail, from choosing the components you have researched to death to provide the optimal performance (for your chosen budget) to the quality of the fitting and routing of the cabling/piping, to the build and optimisation of the OS and drivers.
You don't finish a proper PC thinking "ok, it's done". A properly built machine will be a work of art. In your eyes at least, because you know what went into it.
Look at that...as if anyone actually uses a anti-static strap anymore...
And there's no mention at all of the most important tool you need - swearing. Nor the answer to the important question of: "is the motherboard supposed to bend like that?". The answer is YES btw. In my mind.
Re: Grocking TIFKAM
I just read it as TIT CAM anyway...
Recovery partitions are alright...
*IF* that partition contains a vanilla install, and *if* the partition size is sensible (eg don't have a 20gb partition for a 4gb install image).
However, what it normally means is it's filled with bloatware, desktops etc from the off, so you spend the first hour post-install getting rid of it all.
Shange Morris - UI evangelist for MS?
Sorry, but if he was involved in "ribbon" in anyway, that does ding his credibility just a tad.
Looks like another marketing department has disappeared up its own arse again.
- 50% of actual coverage delivered, and really patchy
- actual bandwidth is nearer 20% of quoted figures
- It's flaky as fuck for the first 3 months
- costs are higher than expected = higher monthly contracts
Ignoring the moral question, the practical questions remain:
- how do you apply logic to the hard sensor data?
- how do you distinguish between useful soft data and the junk data, given you're actually relying on people using calendars, and in a consistent manner? (tip: only the truly anal will keep a domestic calendar).
- how do you overlay soft data with hard data?
Banning "evil" cookies on legit sites = a ton of work
Evil sites not hosted in EU = completely ignore this, and continue to use "evil" cookies
Ergo: law penalises the legit orgs and annoyy the user with cookie warnings, while the "evil" sites the law aims to target continue as normal. Joe Bloggs continues to have no idea what cookies are.
End result? See icon.
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.
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job
- Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps