25 posts • joined Friday 24th June 2011 08:39 GMT
Re: XBox One vs PS4
"Seems" is the right word.
iPhones have had traditionally lesser hardware than Android phones but still manage to be snappy simply because the software running on them has less overhead and requires less resources.
There's plenty of room for the OS on Xbox One to be snappier than the OS on PS4.
Also, for real tflops values, we should wait for the actual units. So far only Microsoft seems to actually have one and it's a prototype.
What I find apalling is the whole "logic" of the situation.
A car maker sends cars for tests. One tester makes not just a negative review, but launches some fairly wile accusations.
Anybody in the press questions him? No, what he says it's golden, after all he comes from Top Gear, no?
The car maker wants to rebuff the statements made by said tester. Immediately they are labelled as troublemakers, tit-for-tatters. Anybody stops to question the initial article? No, fingers point at Tesla. "They're spying on drivers", "they have no place to argue", etc, etc.
Why not? They have the right to defend the product and it's quite astonishing that the point is not they caught one guy lying outright but the question is how they managed that. Apparently the press got used to being able to just make stuff up and it's a problem when some people got the means to unravel the lies.
Re: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk arguments are pathetic
You obviously didn't read Musk's article.
According to Musk, the car *didn't fail*
Logs (that are now public) show the car still had charge and there was no failure recording. The "reporter" first said that the car ran our of charge. Then he said that maybe it didn't but it shutdown anyway, despite the recordings.
The guy was instructed to do some things and chose to not do them. I would argue that he was right to test the car outside of parameters because it is interesting to customers to see what a failure margin it has, but he has no right to claim he did everything as told when he obviously didn't.
The car had the supercharge system and the statement was "if you use supercharging, then the range is extended by that much". The guy turned it off and then claimed it didn't reach the extended range. Well ... d'uh! If you turn of the system that helps extend the range, it is common sense it won't reach that range .... but yet the car reported it had charge *despite* that. To me that's a plus for Tesla.
The guy already lied about some things, even if the rest as just an error, he showed at least poor judgement.
Re: I don't get it - Me neither
I'm pretty sure they mean 8Tb traffic, not bandwidth (or it would be /s)
But in any case, how do 2x2Tb HDDs help you? A locked like Dropbox, Mega or Box helps you by making sure your files are constantly available online.
Let's say you make your own NAS at home and make it available online. You have to put up with your bandwidth for transfer (I have only 2Mb/s for upload from my home network so if I choose to transfer my speed will be low so my download at a remote location will be limited), your router's availability not to mention the fact you need to be savvy enough to juggle the port forwarding necessary for a secure connection.
I'm definitely not going to be carrying x HDD's which I can't really share with others unless I'm physically there.
Re: 'We were big softies all the way' - Yeah, right
@Chris: I think you should read a bit more carefully, all the counts sum up to *over* 30 years. Not maximum, just the average sentence of each count against Aaron. Nobody said 30 is the maximum and exactly because it's not the maximum it's conceivable that Aaron would have spent around 30 years in jail.
The prosecutor might have had good intentions but like she said, in the end, it's up to the judge. The prosecutor could have recommended a lower sentence, sure, but it's highly doubtful a judge would have agreed to that.
Re: Nope - Psyx was right
Exactly, so under your very own condition the restaurant broke the deal.
Sure, a business can refuse service to anyone prior to actually starting the service. But said restaurant owner kicked the customers out as they were there and humiliated them in front of everyone ... for the sole "guilt" of following the restaurant's offer.
The way to act would be that the next time the undesired customer comes in, you greet him and say "sorry, but we reserve the right to choose our clientele and from now on we refuse to serve you". Kicking them out from their table after the fact (and after two years!) is rude and bad for business. A respectable business should have a little more diplomacy even in an adverse situation (or especially in an adverse situation).
Honestly, I can't see a situation where such behavior from the restaurant manager would be acceptable way of doing business.
If there's an undesirable customer - act as described above.
But personally (as a business owner) in the situation described in the article, I would have attempted long before to talk to them and try to help them understand my position and ask them to take it easier on the servings - or ban them calmly beforehand. A regular customer is a sure way of income, having unwritten rules and hinting them to customers is ok, denying service is also ok but the whole behavior issue is not.
Stop and think
"Stop and think" that's my message to RIM.
RIM needs to find its focus, the customer type it wants to reach.
Apple has a good clear focus on its controlled environment where the platform is boxed in and users must only focus on what to buy from the App Store. Presentation, interoperability with open (non-Apple) systems is beyond the point.
Android cohorts? Media, media, media & networking. Do everything, with anyone, anywhere. No holds barred on activities.
See what I'm getting at? RIM has a reputation in the business world and it should focus there. If it can get a slice of the social/media market from the rest, ok. But don't try it. RIM has plenty to offer. Phone content encryption? Check. Secure mail aggregation via its own service? Check. Don't alienate your existing market by chasing after many rabbits at once.
Didn't have a chance to test it on mac, but on my PC, the desktop app works ok.
It asks you for what folders to sync - just like dropbox (adds your google docs stuff there too). You only need a browser plugin if you want to edit your google docs offline.
Would be nice to allow you to choose a sync format for your google docs (eg, download them in ODF or something and then update your google doc on upload).
To put it in the words of the immortal Tyrion Lannister:
cut off their manhood and feed it to the goats.
Or as modern technology knows this: surgical castration.
Simple & clean.
Rather poor attempt to link privacy to copyright.
The two are completely separate issues as they refer to two different types of information. In any case, the privacy issue (if there is one) doesn't have to be solved via "information ownership" of the kind that defines copyright. Copyright is a good that can be sold or bought, an inherently flawed system that makes information a privilege of the rich, while privacy refers to information that should remain by definition unknown to any other party.
The second can be defined and protected via rather simple laws simply because it doesn't need to regulate any kind of outside access.
The copyright issue resides in the global oligopoly that has been formed around the matter and no further progress can be made there without a reform from the ground up.
Now that you mention dual-sims, I would definitely like to see a RegHardware review of this thing:
Allview P3 AllDro
It's also an Android dual-sim handset on the cheap side, but the specs look slightly better than what I've seen with ViewSonic. The AllView has Android 2.3.5, 4.1 capacitive screen, but I couldn't find much info on memory and processor (except the GPU).
Since you guys here know better, I would love to hear your opinion on this one as well.
Americans don't understand humour, only humor.
Don't forget war. How many long-term wars of aggression since WWII were started by someone else except US and its allies?
I didn't really expect that yesterday's joke about #destroyAmerica on tweeter to get that popular. I'm definitely going to apply for a Visa now and see if #destroyAmerica will be mentioned as the reason for denying entry :P
I stand by the US agents.
We all know that terrorists use plain text tweets to syncronize their attacks. This is why tweeter is full of tweets about how destroy America. There is even #destroyAmerica created by terrorists to make the work of lazy US FBI agents easier.
So please, if you're bent on truly destroying America, use the #destroyAmerica tag. Anal probing guaranteed in 24h.
"And digital prices are typically lower than physical prices" - have you looked at amazon recently?
Don't think so ...
It may be malicious, it may not be, that's the whole point of flagging the software as potentially undesirable and not as a rootkit right away.
It is certainly not legitimate since the user is never asked for his accord.
- all mobile apps, even DRM ones, still ask for the user to approve their access
- on Windows, the user is told that logs are being kept or that automatic updates take place and he can choose to enable them or not
And Lookout si wrong: the analogy should be made with Sony. Sony comissioned a third party to do their rootkit. Here, the makers/carriers comission the software from Carrier IQ. It's not Windows update. The "windows update" on Android is the Android Market. And the user still has to opt-in to make updates automatic, not opt-out, while Carrier IQ doesn't offer any "opt"-ing.
The comparison to Windows is just a bit far-fetched. Getting malware on your phone happens if and only if you acknowledge and specifically download & install a malicious app. It's not the simple fact that malicious apps get on the Market and it's nothing like going on the same site you've been using for years only to get you system hijacked with the help of an iframe where some malicious JS was injected.
Still, it wouldn't hurt if Google would establish a reviweing process. Whether it involves approving apps or simply testing apps as they are added, it would still help. Or even better, it opens up a market for third-party app auditors.
Thank you Salman Rushdie, master of the obvious.
Not only that, but what's really hilarious is the idea that the police are the real IT takedown pro's while pitiful groups like Anonymous or LulzSec, etc, are amateurs.
Maybe the competent police would like to join a hacker convention one day and show off a bit. That would do wonders for press as well as for people's confidence in the police IT force.
We will prove that it's not who makes the tablet first who counts but who makes it better
Quite ironic to hear that from the Samsung guy.
After all, that's close to what Jobs said before launching the iPad, given that the iPad wasn't teh first tablet, coming a few years after Microsoft's attempt. Feeble as it may have been, it was there and Jobs just made it better (much like the iPod).
I can't say I fully agree with Mozilla's stance but it's understandable and moreover the corporatists also have solutions.
First of all, I don't understand the double QA process. On one hand there is Mozilla's QA that OK's the browser for release and on the other there's the corporate deployment team that OK's the browser for the plugins and web apps that the company uses. Why doesn't the company delegate a couple of people to the Mozilla QA process, to ensure a release's compatibility with the corporate procedures, so that when the release is out, it's already OK'ed for corporate use?
And moreover, if a browser release is OK'ed for corporate use, why does it matter if it's supported by the parent company or not? The corporate environment is supposed to be safe and functional, therefore once a browser does what the corporate environment needs, all should be good.
Same can be said for today's books. If by any chance you want to switch from paper to Kindle, you need to re-buy your books for Kindle. Even within Kindle, Amazon was rather reluctant to allow sharing books between your own Kindle devices.
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