41 posts • joined Friday 16th September 2011 16:19 GMT
fun fact: igoogle is still on par with google+ on google trends.
And now that.
Google is really becoming the new microsoft :(
Re: What's it for?
Archicad users would love that, trust me. Even on some today's monster, some rendering take hours. And that's without the fanciest effects (raytracing etc). But architects need to render something 2 or 3 time a year only. They would be happy to be off spending 6k on a computer that works only when it decides to, or some handy geek is around.
Adobe could use it for it's cloud too, or even as option in poser/gimp/pixlr/etc.
That's the main potential usage I see at least.
You know MS stopped paying money for nice posts about RT, right?
> select azure from microsoft union select 12c from oracle;
A WOMAN IN IT SECURITY...
is like an animted gif on el reg: unique!
Everybody here that wanted, or needed a smartphone got a decent one now.
Also, the increase in specs has been so spectacular in the last 6 months (screen size and resolution, project butter, new cpus), that people wonder if the trend will stop soon, and won't mind waiting a bit to get even better, I guess.
Re: gamers moving to xbox and ps3?
actually, it's the other way around. Gamers are coming back to PC in throves.
PC gaming is flourishing again for a number of reasons (esport, waaaays better graphics, cheap games, mods, etc)
A cheap phone/tablet plays videos and surf the web smother than some mid range laptop at the same resolution. Plus it has no start time, no virus, no update, no recovery, doesn't crash each day, etc.
what did you expect?
I guess it would work for me!
As I have no facebook account, the interface might be quite sleek :)
A monopoly with like 40% market share, that's a new thing. a blinkopoly?
I did not dive into details yet, but if it follows ip usual hoops routing, ISP will be happy.
If a bunch of end users get their stream from a mini-broadcaster inside an ISP network, and not from the original source outside it, the isp will pay less for interconnection.
But of course, if the thing works so well that the total traffic explodes x10, we may feel it on our monthly invoice.
I wonder how the protocol works with "pause" and peer disconnections. Buffers management must be fun :) I have to read the real thing (damn customer stupidwall).
beer coz it's time!
Re: This is a Microsoft employee blogging phenomenon
But at least the Chinese army seems to be out of MS payroll for now.
and meanwhile, I mourn minimsft blog death.
For me it's exactly like windows (I use linux). I should be too old to enjoy these punny ranting, yet their pathetic struggles bring smile to my cranky face. It's my secret sin.
I have no real grip with facebook, I had an account I visited once per year, which is now deleted. No big deal there. I guess I don't like it because it propels a bad side out of people, their vacuity and vanity.
Re: Sense of déjà vu for a déjà vu
never gets old, or new, or whaever...
I love this kind artcile
And I can't help to draw parallels with today situation.
In my youth. I thought token ring was better, because it was more organized and fair (to the clients). And that coax thing. Oh boy!
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
don't worry, the future looks bleak for the past ten thousands years...
Re: Microsoft copying Google YET AGAIN @eadon
I'm quite curious to know what kind of company/sector absolutely requires ms office, and demand that you buy it.
Except a job at Microsoft of course...
Re: @ Tom 35
so, at the end, the tax is paid by the customer.
It means that this tax subsidize other sectors. By example, traditional media, up 1-2b, very close to the government.
More than distorting fair competition or at best helping local industries, this shows off, once more, the deep and weaved level of corruption in the french government.
Welcome to Soviet Europe!
I can't help but wonder why software engineers, who build these social systems, are among the less likely to use them.
Re: Search results
do you know guys you are google cookies?
try searching in "incognito mode" or after cleaning your browser, and you will get different results...
Re: Have to agree
as I did the switch recently too. My most troubles was to understand "linux update", the little shield in the bottom right, and "programs" (synaptic). the frontier between the two is blurry. Apart that I seldom lost time with mint, the occasional "where's that setting? how do I do that'?"
As it's new and fresh, you will want to play with it and install strange stuff. But beware, it's not because it's linux it's unbreakable, personally I got some funny version of "Kinnamon" after trying to install the kde file manager.
For me the best update from nadia is the ability to thin the panel bar. Nothing can beat even more empty space on your desktop.
pop corn gun !!!
Lots of people did suspect this sort of deal existed.
The real question is why trade commissions/authorities didn't investigate this possible breach of competition and antitrust laws until now.
I will continue to use metro like, I guess, most of us.
I won't say they dropped the only thing about metro that was cool, but how ironical and sweet that only MS can't use it now. metro metro METROOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
As I want to be constructive tonight, I propose the name "Clear Rectangular Application Pad" ^^
don't bother, I'm out ;)
you meant windows 8, right?
Bloggers are paid through layers of advertisement companies.
They can just say "i paid for ads".
a bit sad
These were the true apple fans that kept shop open 10 years ago, when apple was in real dire streets. Their success inspired apple shops.
I remember these shops, they tried to make it cozy with colorful lounges, and were quite friendly and passionate. I never was an apple customer (until the first iPhone), but I was thinking these guys were as crazy as courageous to stick with apple back then. They were seeing light where no one was. (I don't speak about this company in particular, but all little apple re-sellers around Europe).
Business is no charity, but I think apple was quite ruthless there.
I don't know if gabe claim is true (opengl 15% than d3d), but I won't be surprised. (opengl is more advanced than d3d, but more complex).
But, knowing Microsoft, I won't be surprised if opengl is slower on windows only because MS does "unoptimize" opengl on their OS. They did it to twart competition that way several times over history. (to win the words/spreadsheets market, the browser market, mails, etc).
couldn't attach file on chrome either.
MS being playful, it's kinda cute actually.
astroturfing land or not?
I have to admit I can't read a pro 8 comment without wondering "astroturfing or not?". Here the phenomenon is quite contained, but on other tech news sites it's quite impressive.
As independent developer, I meet several CTI, IT specialists, Sysadmins, they are unanimous against win 8. Lot's of IT people dislike MS for years, but they could live with it. 8 seems to cristalyze their resentment. However, that doesn't explain everything.
When I (remotely) showed win 8 to some "normal" users, the experience wasn't far from "joe" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU&feature=related), except my guinea pigs got angry and frustrated real fast. None of them lasted this torture more than a minute. (they were traders, accountants, secretary, pr people, clerks, and even a CEO).
Now, every article linked to win 8 turns into a flames war. Even Vista didn't not generate such resentment to what I recall. That's why I can't help but wonder manically about the win 8 pro comments. Are they genuine windows defenders (pun intended), or corrupted.
I know pro blogging is hard these days, and that any extra revenue is a nice to have. But it's all suspicion, there no *proof*. A well made professional inquiry on that would be nice. Tech sites won't complain about it, it generates page view and so revenues. So I guess we will have to keep guessing...
will be quite fun if another company (who said google) jumps in and grab the falling fruit before m$.
I mean Ellop might be CEO, but he is no owner or board. I guess the board, if they have more than one brain cell collectively, should feel quite fworded by m$/Ellop.
Nearly 2 years my xbox is well, in a box. Tag name, address, and password are unique to the xbox. I mean, I did forget about it.
So I was quite surprised when my phone bipped in excitement 7 time in a row. I was Like what the hell is this is address? It doesn't belong to me! So the next two seconds I imagined It was my phone mail app that had been hacked, or aliens, a super IA (puppet master like) pranking me, etc... But when the messages said I bought something on the live thing, I got quite suspicious. I mean the messages themselves were surely phishing attempts, right?
That was Saturday night, so I called Visa. They confirmed the transactions and blocked my credit card. Next day I contacted xbox call center, and (after 40 minutes of waiting), they confirmed the hacking of the live account, and blocked it.
I don't know if I can access it since the xbox still in it's box.
Phishing scam? right! I use a scam bucket address since 96, before phishing really existed, and that was actually my very first "online" email address (yeah I'm that paranoiac) .
I mean how can it be phishing when the xbox live email account received exactly *zero* email (before the ones confirming the transactions) ?
at best it's transparent, so transparent that it can go through entire planets, like neutrinos.
Dark matter can be mapped through it's gravitational influence on visible matter, and itself.
basically, anti matter are organised in bubbles around galaxies.
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