43 posts • joined Friday 24th June 2011 13:37 GMT
Re: Clenches jaw, takes deep breath . . .
Comparing Steam DRM to (say) EA DRM is a bit like comparing a breath test to multiple enemas and a endoscopy procedure. http://americablog.com/2013/11/cops-anal-search-colonoscopy-3-enemas-man-rolling-stop-clenched-buttocks.html
Is it EasyCode or EasyCount?
Re: don't feed the bumpkins
From another article I read yesterday, I think it's 40bits.
Re: expected revenue from tax levied at has already been accounted for
That would be taxes to pay for the related benefits to zero out the one against the other. The whole thing was likely slightly revenue negative as they never seemed to cost anything properly, but you know, rant away, conspiracy theorists are fun.
Re: If Only
It would ask if you want to install Metro and install desktop either way.
Re: What a terrible name
They should have called it the "New iBox"
Re: Confession we have 49 of those W8 licenses
Yeah, I have 2 myself.
Re: "still really don’t know the value proposition of ultrabooks"
The Samsung Ultrabooks I've seen have RJ45 built in.
The difference between the $400 laptop and the ultrabook is weight, not speed really... but yeah, UK is being robbed blind on prices. (a £400 here *is* an ultrabook)
Gotta admit, skimmed a little, but I didn't see anything that Windows 8 enabled over the same hardware with Windows 7, and without getting initial drop in productivity while they struggle to get that Metro UI crap off their screen and into the applications they actually want.
But hey, I'm not writing puff advertisment pieces and passing them off as journalism.
They don't know who their customers are
They might have been able to sell a secure boot OS to enterprise, it's a very nice feature from a security perspective, but not with the horrible interface being rammed down their throats.
Re: In the immortal words of Monica Dickens,
Oovie is $3:50 a night and has all kinds of freebies and discounts on top of that, and I can still barely be bothered to commit to turning up 2 days running to the supermarket.
That would make $4 a good price for "just out of the theater" streaming, then I might watch more than 2 newest release movies a year. And yeah, I don't pirate them either.
AC does not recall correctly. Australia has no taxation on non residents.
We're about a year from migrating to windows 7. Win 8 enterprise is will rapidly follow vista into the list of OS's the enterprise skipped.
What problem? They love the fake accounts.
Their inflated valuation is based on a ridiculous monetary worth per account. I bet their efforts at rooting out duplicate accounts are as vigorous as casinos efforts to help problem gamblers kick the habbit.
Agreed. Then there wouldn't be a printer driver available, hence no need for passwords.
Nice grouping, but he probably missed the hdd.
More and more delivery systems for non-existant content.
It's good of el Reg to continue to accept their press releases, but Quickflix streaming is a wasteland. I actually consider their advertising to be bait and switch given they don't have any TV shows at all but their help page says:
"Enjoy the flexibility of watching Movies and TV shows via the post or online with one of our great value subscription packages."
And their meta on Google is:
"Over 50000 Movie & TV Show titles for hire. Unlimited hours of movie streaming available. NO late fees, NO lock-in contracts and postage is FREE!"
But their entire streaming catalog is 290 titles at the moment, 25 of those released 2010 or 2011.
I call shenanigans
You could pee, make a coffee and change the oil in the family car in the time it took ff7 to animate the summons in one round.
The author handily ingnores the fact that patching and rebooting 100 virtual servers has a labor cost too.
The security argument is even more laughable, given the difficulty of tracking, monitoring and cleaning those servers should a windows worm make it onto the network. Just tracking ownership of a fleet of servers that has no limiting factor is bad enough.
El Reg hacked
By a feminist magazine. News at 11.
So you believe they invented the rounded rectangle? I have an iBridge to sell you.
I think you're rather missing the point. They aren't suing because of the decision but rather prospective shareholders not being told earlier.
Case hasn't got a hope in hell and I look forward to his next effort at suing for not being told information that would enable insider trading.
Wonderful, you can download 200Gb of pr0n and moviez at 500kbs for cheaper than NBN pricing. Similarly I could commute the 20 minutes to work on a motorbike for cheaper too, and it would only cost me 20 minutes extra at either end in changing clothes. If I wanted to take an hour to bicycle in it would be cheaper again! Cheaper is better, on your bike!
Next you compare dedicated wired bandwidth with a highly contested wireless connection. I regularly use both Telstra and Three 3G connections and even though the average bandwidth used on these services is tiny, you rapidly see the effect of bandwidth connection if a few people are trying to do a sustained download.
The NBN does not close the market, if someone wants to build a competing technology there is nothing to stop them doing so. However, most advocates of competition forget that stops at the outskirts of Sydney and Melbourne and no private telco would build coverage for 96% of Australia at even bandwidth regardless of the technology used. If you can get 90% of the income for 10% of the expenditure that's exactly what you do. You only have to look at the competing telco's mobile coverage to see how that works.
As for SME's, they're dying for a decent network at a reasonable price. The article mentioned TransACT and how hard it is to get numbers on business connections in general, here's a recent TransACT quote for comparison with NBN prices:
- 50Mbit connection
- 24 month contract
Installation charge: $10,000
Monthly charge: $1650
Download Supplied: zero
That's right, bandwidth goes on top of that. And the same company will do a 100/20Mbit connection for consumers for $149.95/month + bandwidth costs.
Maths is hard
Perhaps it's SATA II because 3Gb/s > 250MB/s
Unless you're talking one of the 500MB/s drives there's no point in putting a SATA III interface on a drive that isn't capable of filling a SATA II bus. Except that middle management types might be willing to pay more for the same performance...
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