150 posts • joined Monday 6th June 2011 15:39 GMT
So we got to see a box...
...and heard lots and lots about nebulous social stuff & groovy feature (much of which Sony had already announced as part of the PS4 spec - snap-on, for example), a new Kinect sensor that you *must* use for the console to function and broadly similar specs to the PS4.
Still leaning toward Sony atm - I think price-point is going to count for a lot.
The pair didn't see any white ammonia flakes, meaning the chemical was no longer leaking from the platform.
Did anyone think of a certain 'malfunctioning' AE35 unit when they read this?
Re: Does it have a name?
Sag A *
Sag a star.
We should call the SMBh at the galactic centre Kerry Katona.
Re: Count as 'hands free'?
Google have said they're working on a Glass build that can work with prescription glasses.
As someone mentioned above, they should give that one to Oakley.
Re: But there ARE uses for this!
Just as I posted my rant to Bernard and his 'there's no market for this' including the example of logistics, I read your post suggesting exactly the same thing!
Re: The fact that
but there's just not a market for this
Really? You've conducted both in-depth consumer market research as well as talking to professional groups like surgeons & surveyors about the possible applications for Glass? You've investigated and rejected how this could be used in logistics if combined with say an RFID unit to assess visually the level of stock in a warehouse.
I'm sure that's how you've come to your conclusions about whether there's a market for Glass and similar products or not.
Re: Let's NOT buy the google glass
Since you're not one of the 1500 Americans who've bought the Explorer, V1.0 of this product none of this need concern you. You can't buy one yet, and there's nothing to indicate these would be standard TOS for a commercially available product.
As someone said above, I also suspect that this is a being done to both limit the prospective secondary market one what was a raffled product and that for a full commercial release reselling would be permitted.
Re: 'BEUC called for an alternative remedy -
There's probably a way of dodging taxes in that arrangement somewhere. Buy the ads against shadygoogleshell.bvi Inc and watch the money disappear into a sunny Caribbean tax-haven.
Out in the wild...
...this will be variously reported as
Google snoops on your PC - Impact on house prices imminent
How much does google know? Ill qualified liberal hack exposes plan to spy on your PC
Re: Payday Lenders are scum
Not all of them behave like this, and yes there is an argument that for some people they are a useful adjunct to the mainstream credit industry, for those on low incomes who have histories of being poor with credit, they're a nightmare.
Re: Times are changing in Googleland
That's the way all those toolbar installs word it, and amazingly I - and probably 000s of others - have been able to parse that sentence successfully and not install said toolbars.
"The technology may even bring about a supercomputer in the shape of an iPad," he added
Dear Mr Qikun,
This is a letter requesting you cease and desist from any attempts to create a putative supercomputer in the shape of an iPad.
The iPads unique rectangle-with-curved corners shape is copyright & patented by Apple Inc. and even thought you're in China we'll sue the arse off your university if you build anything that looks like our shiny slate.
Sue, Grabbit & Run
Attorneys at Law for Apple Inc.
'Twitter users were quick to hone in on his unwitting revelation about Sony's new gaming console. The firm has not yet confirmed that its new Playstation will be always connected to the internet.'
Still no edit?
Google isn't preventing anyone from accessing streetmaps
It appears that many posters are missing the point. This isn't about whether streetmap is better and more accurate than google for when you go fell walking without a proper GPS. Hell - given some of the comments I'm amazed you're actually using these confounded lumps of silicon & plastics anyway - it sounds like you'd all be happier with an actual paper map with topography.
If you want to use streetmaps you can. If you search for streetmaps it's the first result. If you search for 'maps uk' it's now the 2nd after google. Just searching for 'maps' it's 4th after google & bing. To say that google is abusing it's position by giving you it's own service is tosh - unless you're amazingly lazy the link to streetmap is right there, in your line of sight.
This is an absolutely absurd legal action. If google weren't listing streetmap there might be a case, but it's there, right up front, on the first page, in the first 5 results.
Yup, did the same. streetmaps is 5th in the results, under the googlemaps picture, googlemaps link, something called 'mapquest', a selection of links to this story on 4 websites, then something else I've never heard of 'maps of the world', then RAC Route planner, then streetmap.
Perhaps they should also be suing mapquest, mapsofthworld & the RAC too.
Re: LENR emerging soon
Going by the rumbling in my stomach, something else will be emerging soon that bears a striking resemblance to LENR...
Re: isn't there enough trash in space already?
I don't think there'd be too much trash left after it's been through fusing plasma.
Re: "200KW of solar panels .. about the same as .. the panels around the ISS"
Must be one of them Lazlo Lyricon custom jobs.
Looks like a fish.
Moves like a fish.
Steers like a cow.
Re: So, for those of us who are a bit thick...
Thanks for the reply John - so there's still a fair bit of science and engineering to be solved but - but it's a probably worth about an 8 on the 'fusion thing worth getting excited about' scale.
Re: Possibility for terrestrial Energy Generation
AFAIKS no, because in a terrestrial reactor you need to contain the whole reaction in something and get more energy out than you're putting in to make it worth doing.
But that's the question in my other post.
So, for those of us who are a bit thick...
...by disregarding the need to reach break even point and to keep the whole of the fusion reaction contained inside something solid, by using magnetic fields to direct the plasma, a fusion-engine spacecraft is actually properly feasible?
This is it in summary, yes? The only real issue is going to be lifting a 150t spacecraft into orbit in the first place (and presumably telling a lot of people not to look at the sky when it starts up, since that would be like staring into a teeny weeny star)?
I am literally trembling with the potential awesomeness of this project. Please someone tell me the downsides.
Troll or real?
I can't work it out. I know there are some people who are so astonishingly dense they think that Faux is in some way 'balanced' reporting (you know, balance is when Bill O'Reilly says a black Columbia U professor looks like a crack dealer), but do you actually believe what you've written here in a real and serious way?
Re: You think el Reg is a news site?
Way back in the mists of time when I was an online media buyer I punted a reasonable amount of business in the direction of El Reg as, commentards declaiming advertising notwithstanding, it's readers do actually click on ads and engage with the advertisers.
Which amazed me, as I'd always assumed bog 'ware vendors would have hyperactive sales reps, thus negating the need for any ads...
NewsInt have been remarkably quiet as to the progress of their decision to paywall The Times/ST. It might be indicative of it's success that they're moving The Sun behind one, but it's just as likely that's happening because of Rupe's quotable disdain for giving
his blessed opinions news content away for free.
Being cynical, I'm more inclined to believe that it's not really been that successful else we'd have heard about it's amazing success by now.
Sadly that's unlikely - The Sun, Mirror and Star already all extract huge amounts of cash from their readers via MMS downloads, SMS competitions & similar 'services' - getting their readers to pay for it won't be that big an ask IMO.
You are aware that 'Torygraph' has long been used by Private Eye as it's nickname, don't you?
Goes alongside The Thunderer (The Times); The Gruaniad (The Guardian, which is (in)famous for spelling errors); The Indescribbably....(smug, boring, stupid) for the Independent.
You'll be complaining they call the Queen 'Brenda' next.
Re: More jet Spitfires? - Oh yes please!
An updated one for the young'uns using that newfangled Utub thing
Re: At least they're getting fibre
Tell me when a bunch of goth hackers, an ex-general, ninja girl and burnout hacker cause a riot outside the Time Warner building in NY.
Re: Hold on...
This is RBK&C - they're still reeling from the decision to go decimal, let alone having a grasp of these internetwebs.
Besides, metric is probably still seen as some ghastly invention by the French aimed at undermining our way of life.
Re: Onroad parking would be better
People will drive into them. People drive into traffic islands all the time, a big green box with a yellow line around it is just asking for it.
Re: Are you serious?
Did you write it on a smartphone?
Re: well hold on there pardner...
You bastard, with your tricksy keyboard skills and knowledge and whatnot.
Not to say that the report it comes from...
...isn't something that could have been generated by an equality department report generator bot in the same style as a 'Daily Mail headline generator.' or similar gadget.
It's a bit rubbish.
Re: Where's the beef?
And people wonder why more women don't go into IT.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you exhibit 1 from Dodgy Geezer.
Re: EU Political Correctness / Communism / Fascism
Yes dear, of course it is.
It's one committee in the EU making a point on International Women's Day with a proposed motion that wouldn't make it past the commission nor the ECHR.
Stick to commenting on Linux
Re: Daily defence spending...
Yes, take the money from healing or educating people not from spending money killing people
Re: Daily defence spending...
That should read '£88m represents 19 hours of one day'
Daily defence spending...
(2012 total £39bn)
or 19 hours of one day.
There you go, there's where you can get the money from.
Another one for Xevious here.
As well as 1942, at least one of the massive Sega hydraulic cabinet games (for my tastes Afterburner), at least one sideways scrolling solider-y game (Green Beret/Contra or again, for my taste, Super-Contra with the 3 screen big end of level bosses).
Still, I reckon that Star Wars & Gauntlet probably gobbled up more of my pocket money than any other machines and my first ever interaction with a home computer of any sort was Space Invaders on a Commodore PET!
They sent in a Big Trac, followed by a Big Trac with trailer accessory.
Re: So they do care, then?
The article also seems to be saying that public opinion should be the only driver of how & what governments legislate about.
...is that I've seen complaints about the possibility of lock-outs to prevent re-sale of games, and lots of people banging on about how having a disc-based system would be luddite.
How exactly would a dl-only environment enable a second hand market?
Just had a look online at where it appears and even tho I've got 4.3 installed I honestly haven't noticed it...I;m going to have to go and look for it so I can be outraged now.
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