2093 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007
Why not aask the porn moguls?
I recall being extremely underwhelmed by 3D as a child, even on a massive Imax screen, so I certainly won't be rushing out to buy a "3D" display that works on the stereoscopic principal.
Come to think of it, I can't actually think of much that I would want to watch on an actual 3D display -- since you can't get inside them they would be pretty crap for 3rd person shooter games and the like too.
So -- the only application I can think of for 3D would be to make porn look more realistic -- and we all know who is really responsible for the choosing of new video formats.
Yet another NuLabour law that makes things illegal "when we say they are" so it can be [ab]used by the police to persecute people who they have no other evidence against or to gain a warrant to find more "evidence".
Can't they just convert them?
What format should they have submitted it in? Surely they can just convert the Word documents into PDFs or HTML?
I'm glad to hear this, as I made a decision after my last laptop purchase (bought with XP installed because I needed Windows and didn't want Vista) that I would not buy windows again.
Luckily, I know a great place for buying desktop machines with Linux pre-installed (Efficient PC), so I have that angle covered already -- now I know that my next laptop purchase doesn't have to be from a tiny subset of the hardware on offer.
... I love the internet -- but it seems that lieing, murdering criminals will own it too.
*Mine's the one with the ticket to North Korea in the pocket -- hope I can handle the freedom.
5Hz to 21KHz -- really?
If they've managed to produce that faithfully then you'll likely be seeing Apple earphones worn by all major artists whilst on stage -- the widest range I can find for in-ear monitors is about 10Hz to 21Hz and that's for triple-driver units that retail for around the $500 mark.
Forget Linux (well, for hte time being) what happened to basic security?
While I am of the opinion that they would be better off using Linux -- I still find it hard to believe that their IT department can't, or aren't allowed to, lock down their IT systems in any way. Group policy should simply not allow executing of Outlook attachments, never mind the fact that any executables should be blocked before they even hit the exchange servers. The other option, of course, is to have an up-to-date anti-malware system in place and keep it patched.
Who the hell is in charge of a system with that many holes? I take it the It security teams and the like are all in the NHS because they were fired from private sector companies for incompetence.
How about when governments clusterfuck?
They seem to have done a great job of fucking our economy aand stabbing it to death -- does that mean news is now banned?
Consenting adults are having fun!?!?!?!
Ban this immediately! Ban it hard!
The government are just jealous because there's "sexual" behaviour going on outside their prison-style gang-rape of this country.
RE: Virtual Sunshine Box
Indeed -- the functionality most people are talking about makes it sound like VirtualBox is pretty comparable.
RE: They are not racist
Oh, really? So, when I get home and look at the list (I'm to cautious to do it here) I'll see plenty of Singhs, Goldsteins, Saars, Nowaks, Fernandezs...
Give me a fucking break -- they're racist wankers.
Opera and me
I'd dearly love to use Operra, but they seem unable to make cookie-handling simple -- so I don't. There are a few interface things that always annoy me too -- but I could probably get used to them.
Until then -- Firefox all the way.
Perhaps most, if not all, of the people using IE5 and such are really using Opera and changing the user string? Would make more sense on a techy site than them being hold-outs.
Glad I opted for AMD...
...for my Linux machine.
Mind you, I dislike those awful Intel "graphics chipsets" as they don't seem capable of displaying anything but 2D applications.
Surely FAIL is for lusers?
RE: For all those calling Windows a Shell...
It doesn't. But nobody who knows anything about software calls KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment or even plain X an operating system.
Am I the only one who thinks that Windows and Linux are, in some ways, converging? With Windows coming out in command-line only server versions and actually having a sudo type command and Linux getting OSs that are usable by most people and can be made funky looking too?
Where did all the freedom go?
Is it now "against guidelines" to have a sense of humour different ot that of a prudish moron?
@David H Dennis
I hope other developers have gone into this with open eyes too.
Why did they become Apple developers?
I'm sorry but you'd have to be pretty naive not to see something like this coming from a company that thrive on vendor lock-in. Admittedly, they have nice platforms -- but when you make a deal with the devil you expect to get shafted in the end.
RE: Rust Sherriffs badge
Strangely Metallica were the first thing I though of too -- well, after "Bryan Adams has fans?!?!?!".
I know and know of a few fans of Metallica's music who won't buy it on general principal -- I, myself, have been looking for a stolen copy of the black album for years -- I followed James' and Lars' instructions and stole "And Justice For All.." from a friend a decade or so ago.
RE: Old News etc.
Did you actually read the article? The USB humping dog may be old news -- but the addition of 8GB storage to it to add some usefulness to the "fun" is new or, at least, news to myself and, I'm sure, others.
Well, if you're gullible enough to believe a religion...
... then you're gullible enought to believe "In order to view this content you need to download this 'CODEC' from www.hackyou.uz'".
RE: Sounds like it's workng
I would say anything that stops the ignorant from making mistakes is a good thing -- why is it that computers have to be useable by all? When did someone invent an OS that requires no training to use?
I'm struggling to think of any area where zubun was a better film than any of the Saw films. The only thing that would have made $3qt a decent film would be for brad Pit's character to take some kind of responsibility ever, Otherwise -- I prefer the honesty of a Hostel.
While I have no idea why somebody would prefer to do base 12 or 14 arithmetic in their head -- ny point was that everyone invlved in science ought tlo be familiar with the basic units as it should be part of learning science -- pounds and the like are, however, units some of us would have to learn only to communicate with those who haven't studied science.
Any chance of SI units?
I know that this site is becoming increasingly Americanized -- but please could you at least convert arcane units such as "pounds" into SI units for those of us younger than 40 who gained our education (and experience of how much things weigh) outside the USA.
pwn3d by morons.
This is just another embarrassing step on the road to being totally pwn3d by the fuckwits in uk.gov.
It seems that neither the weak nor the geek will inherit the earth -- the mass-murdering fucktards have won the game.
More secure, are you sure?
This may be more secure if you're sitting in a windowless room -- but if the light can be seen from a window then a decent telescope could pick it out from miles away.
Why is he being condemned?
Surely he is just preaching true, strict, christianity -- it's not his fault it's bollocks.
Choking on the ashes of...
RE: Hang on,
My thoughts exactly. How is it _ever_ wrong to link to a website? It's content published in the open that the whole frigging world can see!
I think tardigrades are the default multicellular organism for this kind of experiment.
In XP and previous versions runas is a pain in the backside to use -- and the tools under Windows are generally built in such a way that you seem to have to jump through hoops to get them to work with runas and even then they do annoying things like failing to save preferences. There's also the fact that anyone who needs to run as Administrator (or any other built-in account) needs the password for that account to do so.
RE: For infinite definition...
Infinite definition? You've been going to some new kind of cinema then -- film is equivalent to double-figures in megapixels (can't be bothered googling the figure).
RE: all parts? el al.
Indeed, it really winds me up when people talk about "The internet" and mean "The Web", or whatever. I can forgive the APs, but anyone associated with technology should know that "The Internet" is far more than a few websites.
They ought to use real dog brains inside nuclear-powered armoured pit-bulls...
RE: Required Gmail account? Et Al.
I think the problem people have with GMail is that any email sent or received is the property of Google and is keyword-searched to "give you a better experience" or something...
RE: just take the damn kids to disneyWORLD
Not sure if I speak for the guy you were replying to -- but this has made me decide to put the US on my "never going there" list (though I have been in the past). The reason? Do I carry lots of terrorist plans and company secrets around with me? No, at least not outside of my head, the reason is simple: I refuse to visit countries ruled by oppressive, unelected, governments. Just a shame I have to live in the People's Democratic, Free Republic of Great Britain.
It's all well and good complaining that they could copy door designs -- but the old designs didn't have to provide for wheelchair access and baby changing facilities.
Joking aside -- I suspect that the reason it is so much more difficult to plan a moon landing now is that the old technology doesn't meet modern safety standards. Take Concorde as an obvious example or how safety regulations move on.
Learn how to use it or fuck off.
MS's biggest crime is letting people who have no idea how to use a computer think that they're superusers.
If you can't use Linux then you can't actujally operate a computer -- you can only play games produced by Microsoft and Apple.
RE: Implausible = flying an airliner into a New York building
How was that implausible? Granted, not something most people would think about when talking terrorism -- but once the idea has been proposed it doesn't seem implausible (yes, I know there's hindsight involved here, but hijacking and suicide bombing in vehicles have been used for decades).
I used to read Pravda ^H^H^H^H^H^H New Scientist back when it was about science, such a shame it's turned into Political Hype weekly.
I don't think the guy did anything wrong -- giving your life (or thereabouts) on the off-chance that you might save another is a pretty big ask. I know I'd not help a distressed child if I saw one -- I don't want to live in a hostel, unemployable and in fear, because someone else can't look after their child.
The real headline is that Telco's lied.
Apparently they haven't actually implemented called ID, just a few features that look like it.
Am I the only person on here that doesn't have caller ID to rely on to tell me if it's my bank or not?
On similar lines, does anyone use a bank that give you personal details and a password so you can check they are who the say they are?
Why tell the marketroids anything? If I pay to go to the cinema I pay them to entertain me, I don't pay to advise them on their fucking marketing strategy.
Mis-sold gadgets and tedious setup?
I wonder how many people get home with a cool new MP3 player that won't work because they're still running ME and it's not compatible, or buy a nifty new wireless router only to find their home is made from solid lead so it can only be used line-of-sight?
Granted, products do tend to be labelled better nowadays (I find, at least) but to those not in the know the limitations of some gadgets may not always be apparent.
Then there are the products sold by implication -- like the (not particularly technical) friend of mine who bought an iPod touch, and was mislead by the adverts and such into thinking she could use the internet and email on the move (as it happens, she likes it anyhow). I'd have wound her up about it, but I've heard that kind of thing happen before.
Two fucking years?!?
If you loose someone's data you owe them insurance for life -- after all, that's how long their personal details will be valid.
It seems only honest people need worry in this world.
Front gate, surely? The das are over when anyone should rely on anything but encryption.
Can't even leave them...
I just hope wiping out my credit card details did the trick, at least that seems to have stuck, even if I can't cancel the account to stop the container loads of spam "confirmations" that are currently capsizing my ISP mail.
This rat, for one, is getting of the good ship PayPal for good -- thank fuck it's just email confirmations and not 2000 £10 transactions, I suppose.
Mine's the survival suit with the pockets stuffed with shark repellent.
Couldn't they make do with one set of rotors and a clever tail design?
So, how much did L Ron Hobbalb pay?
How much to buy the police's co-operation nowadays?
Protesting tossers aside -- either the police officer was a moron or she had instructions.
I hope she's been dispatched to Israel to investigate.
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