73 posts • joined Tuesday 25th October 2011 08:45 GMT
foobar2000 rocks used it for years , free open source fully skinable
or it could be the fact that he was a complete prick?
yeah i wondered that looks like someone has got funky with an airbrush for some bizarre reason
Re: Crowd funding can come to the rescue
Spectrum is our enemy - controlled by Govt agencies and not very socialist in their practice to allow Crowd Funded Services.
shouldn't think we will do anything , too expensive for a species obsessed with the cost of everything
i really don't understand Microsoft anymore , they fail to understand the concept of "choice" , simply give us a freaking menu at installation or 1st startup for preinstalled jobbies that asks what configuration you want for the device that you are installing it on , ie most people installing it on a desktop system will opt for the classic windows 7 look which works well yet they try to shovel their tile system on it which i no doubt is fine for tablets etc but absolutely dreadful for desktops , also give us an advanced mode or idiot mode for people who have used windows for years and those just starting out ,how hard can it be?? , unfortunately they seem to be going down the route of forcing people to use their crappy new ideas which just don't work for everyone used to the older versions of windows , until they do this i am sticking to Windows 7 and Kubuntu and i have absolutely no intention of ever installing another version of windows until they sort this disaster out.
I ain't buyin it.
I'm not buying his arguement. If I were a client of his, I'd have to question my holdings with him.
Re: Nothing wrong with the editor
Sooooooooo, it's not broken, it just doesn't work with the millions and millions of pages that already exist? Riiiight.
or you could download the entire 2000ad archive for free on Bitorrent in great quality?
Re: We alienated our partners, wrote off $900m, and were the laughingstock of the industry...
i don't hate them , i just wish they would get their act together , if anything i feel sorry for them being unable to dig their way out of the sizable hole they have made for themselves Maybe now they have ditched that prick Ballmer they may have a chance provided they also give windows 8 the boot as well.
yes we cant possibly admit we fxxxxxx up so we will carry on , stiff upper lip old chap.
i think since Jobs snuffed it Apple has become less arrogant and outspoken , he was basically the head of Apple propaganda and his expiry has in many ways helped apple out.
Re: Smuggly satisfied
yes but who the hell wants to be seen dead in a fiesta?
well its not hard now to beat wiindows since they launched windows 8 , even windows 3.1 is preferable!
i built a top notch machine recently and there is no way i would pollute it by installing windows 8
I never understood the rage against Win8.
I'm now using Windows 8 myself. My mom (who is the least tech savvy person in the world) uses it. A friend's father is using it. It's easy to use and not cluttered for the people who get confused or aren't tech savvy enough to understand the options. Metro may be a tablet UI, but as a side effect, simplifies things for the average person.
If you want desktop applications, you can still download them like you would Win7 and earlier. This hasn't changed. Hell, I spend all my time in desktop mode because I don't need to be babied. I spend literally just seconds each day in the Start Screen for searching for settings and whatnot (muscle memory has not changed since Vista/7: click /press start, type.). For me, Win 8 behaves pretty much the same as WinXP - there's just simple defaults for users who don't want to run around downloading Adobe Reader or a photo gallery application..
Laserdiscs, ancient widescreen CRT T.V's etc. Oh, what glorious hardware you could dig up! Unfortunatly DAT wasn't available until 1987...
cant really see the point i would (given the choice) have a 55" flat tv thanks
just shows that you CAN shine sh.it!
This is serious bowel-movement but...
Based on the comments here, I'd say; the British are responsible if anything.
Re: If Windows 8 is a spork
Uhh... let me be more direct... Obviously it is necessary.
First, that hypothetical someone may have tried and hated it, and duly returned to another os. Not using it (in the present tense) does not disqualify one from passing judgement.
Secondly, I did not ever drive a trabant either, and I mostly had fiat or renault derivatives, but I can guess what a junk a trabant is when I see one, and how superior a mercedes is compared to the ones I drive.
Your reference sample of people actively using win8 is biased. For once, it may (I don't say "does") contain mostly ignorant people who can't discern a good os from a bad one. Or they may be inherently happy types, and when you give them junk, they may pull a Pollyanna with it.
Therefore, we have to fix the bias of the sample. Disqualifying people who do not use the OS is not the way to go.
Re: If Windows 8 is a spork
Well... You have 2 groups of people: The ones who like 8, and the ones who don't.
Those who like, use it, and well... like it. You consider these as acceptable data.
Those who don't like it... guess what? They don't use it. But because they don't use it, they do not count as a reliable source for you.
Do you notice any problems with that line of reasoning?
Re: I think we should be talking about the death of Ultrabooks...
My phone and tablet can connect to a TV through a small adapter (about the size of a large camera battery). I can use a bluetooth (or wired) keyboard and mouse.
Take the Asus Transformer series or the Fonepad.
Translation: the netbooks haven't died. They've transformed into other platforms.
"You can also use a private browsing window to check multiple email accounts simultaneously."
Yeah, you could, but all of the private browsing windows will have access to the same cookies. Try it: http://cookiedemo.com/
So you can't use it to login to multiple Facebook/gmail/whatever accounts.
Ctrl+Shift+P does it on Linux.
Re: Not so good for mobile devices
Isn't power a consideration as well?
the real question is:
...does the EU disclosures it own security incidents?
On THIS Planet...
Dear editorial person posing as a news-writer,
The entire premise of your article is invalid. I'm not sure about your planet, but here on Terra, one is allowed to purchase a spare battery. Problem solved, take whichever crappy Chinese electronics you wish to - assuming that it has not been designed by and for halfwits and therefore has a user-replaceable battery - and just pick up an extra battery.
Have a nice day.
I think it's worth mentioning that a qualcomm bug in the firmware is preventing Nexus 4 devices from going into dpee sleep - so the cpu stays on the whole time. Qualcomm have fixed the bug, but Google haven't pushed an update yet. The update doubles battery life. If you don't mind running a non-vanilla kernel you can get the fix right now. Google "msm_hsic_host wakelock" if for more info.
Re: Hmmm... XBMC
If you search for the XBMCHub wizard and install that, it will add loads of tv/movie/music etc channels. Both live tv and recorded.
Hope this might help.
Re: Oh no!
True, and even Windows users can use a different PDF reader if they wish. Adobe Reader is overkill (and a security risk) for just about everyone.
Also, it sounds like the OP may be failing to distinguish between Adobe Reader (a free tool that many people still call "Acrobat" because it used to be called Acrobat Reader) and Acrobat or Acrobat Pro, which are non-free software for massaging PDFs in various ways. Most people have no contact with Acrobat / Acrobat Pro.
So it's a long USB cable then?
So it's essentially a very long USB cable, but they've replaced the bit in the middle with a network link?
In Eastern Europe.
I don't know why but Opera has a very large market share in Russia, Poland, Ukraine...
I remember an Putin opponent webbloger, on tv. He was using Opera.
Re: Dark Energy-
"Is this in fact stating that "dark energy", whatever that might be, is effectively being created out of nothing, and thus is a completely different beast from the energy we know and love and which cannot be created or destroyed?"
Space as we know and love cannot be created or destroyed either. And yet The Universe does exactly that at its expanding borders. Conceivably, it's quite a different environment out there. If this 'dark energy' really is a property of space ('vacuum energy' anyone? ;-), it must have been created when space came into existence.
Simple to fix...
Just allow Metro to be disabled, and reinstate the start menu. Without those two things fixed, Win 8 has no interest for me.
I have played with it for a few days, and it just makes everything more awkward. There's no reason for me to upgrade from Win 7 just to give myself added frustration.
The Content providers are concerned about control. All they care about is controlling their content. They care more about that than making money.
The question is - why?
ISIS and ISIS II/FDOS were used on early intel systems NOT CPM
http://www.retrotechnology.com/dri/isis.html tells the story the way I remember it...ie 1976
CPM wasnt around at this time...
someone who actually built his own IMSAI and programmed it in 1978
Re: Rapport Software
"I hear....." - why not look at the software yourself rather than rely on here-say.
It is Israeli software and it is insecure. I have audited it myself and it can be disabled, you can bypass the key logging features and you can dump IE process memory - it also runs on the gateway at the bank meaning from that end they can deploy malware to your PC via IE, they can exploit vulnerabilities in IE and effectively take control of your browser since their "plug-in" runs as SYSTEM. Don't believe me? I don't care - enjoy eating your staples and supporting the Zionist regime.
Re: Hurry up
EMC chose Micron and LSI over TMS, Cisco chose Fusionio and LSI over TMS, and NetApp chose Fusionio, and TMS put itself up for sale back in December. What does that tell you about TMS? Hint: all you need to know about how irrelevant TMS is to the Flash conversation.
Re: I guess it IS rocket science
I see lots of interesting possibilities, too. Dangling skycrane cables awfully close to hot rocket exhaust. A martian wind gust or hasty computer maneuver and the rover falls.
Their mixed use of units in the skycrane video also seems a bit suspicious. 20m above ground, the skycrane deploys a 6ft long cable. Or was it 20ft long, 6m above?
Re: Warm wet places...
Now that you say it... our Sharp VHS recorder had a visual indicator (LED) observeable from the outside that would light if excessive moisture was detected inside. With a sturdy belt and large battery pack, it was also a mobile device. The innovation clearly lies in the irreverseable chemical reaction.
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