33 posts • joined Monday 21st November 2011 14:46 GMT
Re: I've never understood the need for on-screen logos
> You can watermark without needing DOG's. Trust me, it's been going on for years. Little boxes sit in the broadcast stream and can add watermarking that is undetectable. I was involved in a trial for this 8 or 9 years ago with a major broadcaster and have no doubt it has become far more sophisticated since.
And yet they still persist in putting cue dots into the active picture area, because it's the only signal guaranteed to pass through all the processing...
Re: Cooking etc.
> We'd just start saving money.
Is it cheaper to keep building new production teams to come up with new ideas than it is to continue to make episodes of older ideas which can then be sold internationally?
They seemed all for AIP when it was about getting other users to cough up their old spectrum or pay full whack for it, users like the MOD, ATC and the RNLI...
DRM enabled HTML5 or Flash?
How many people against the inclusion of DRM in HTML5 are happy to keep installing / patching Flash / Silverlight / AIR?
I don't know what world the EFF live in, but by blocking DRM from HTML5 they are not going to force even one company to give up their precious DRM. This isn't about the EFF fighting for freedom, this is about them restricting the availability of content in some sort of bizarre war against copyright.
No DRM in HTML5? - the current plug in's will keep being used - not a sudden change in the use of DRM.
Re: Ignore the obvious choice
That's used under Windows though.
Pause/Break on the other hand... "Hello, IT" "My computer has broken / paused. Fix it" "Just push the Pause / Break button" "Many thanks good sir"
The PMSE crowd already have a licensing regime in place and have done for decades. It's not like the US where they just use the spectrum without oversight, Ofcom has been making loadsamoney out of them for years by doing short term (12h+) licences for spectrum they have identified as being available.
If you're in the middle of a live broadcast, you don't want someone marking your current allocation on your presenter mic as now being unavailable causing it to retune, so the database will be of no interest to the incumbents.
Re: Typical non-programmer article - the API is not HTML5, ever
Exactly - I wonder if people would be reacting the same if Google had decreed that all YouTube apps had to be written in Brainf**k to be compliant with their ToS.
API providers should not be allowed to decide what language the client apps are written in.
A browser based HTML5 app does not give the same UX as a native app on any platform - especially WP as the browser does not have access to any of the standard UI features / animations.
Re: The new battlefield...
> How would that work in a road tunnel?
Simple answer: Have a time out for loss of signal before limiting the speed.
More complicated answer: You've got a GPS - the vehicle will know it's going into a road tunnel, so the limiter could be disabled for that stretch.
Anyway, it's an off the cuff idea, based on my experience that for every way round a stupid rule the workers find, the bosses will find a grossly over-exaggerated method to counter the work around in preference to solving the issue the workers are facing.
The new battlefield...
How long until some company starts fitting their vehicles which limits the speed to 25mph when there's no valid GPS signal being received?
The problem wasn't RT, it was the pricing.
Look at the number of people, even on here who said they'd grab one when it was rumoured to be £199. Then look how many were still interested when the actual prices were announced.
Re: I don't see this as an advantage.
This is where things like Microsoft's TypeScript start being handy.
> just think back to Virgin dropping Sky's channels for the same reasons, until they sorted it out.
Or the summer only BBC Red Button HD service not being available on Sky at the moment which is rumoured to be because of the ongoing argument about carriage fees from the BBC to Sky. That issue even managed to make it disappear from Freesat for about a week because of issues with running EPG data through Sky's systems.
Re: Windows 8.1
You've got the Windows XP Start Menu on your Windows 8 machine?
Sounds like a poor copy of Nokia's Mix Radio service...
Re: What use is a camera
I'm not sure they're hiding their phones from you because of embarrassment, more boredom of you ranting at them about how rubbish their phone is when you've not tried using it.
Re: More lipstick...
Have you loaded Linux onto your iPad?
"Apps" definitely existed on the desktop before smart phones were even thought possible. Plenty of references to them in RISC OS back in 1992.
Re: BBC article revelations... XBox is not about games!
Try stepping back from the mic, it's probably feedback.
Re: Have you noticed they're hiding the screen...
Please catch up at the back there Eadon. The actual press release, while headlining with a video, has this image just below, clearly showing the W8 UI.
If you're going to rant on about the platform, at least make your complaints vaguely accurate. Remember the old saying of it's better for people to think you an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it.
Re: “advance the bold vision”
> All the users who have an extra couple of inches of monitor they don't actually want to use?
Good point, except the ribbon takes up a few pixels less height than the previous menu bar + two toolbar set up.
As for the collapsed ribbon, that takes up even less.
Re: Microsoft - Enter These Holy Commands
If after all that effort, it's still going to suck, why not just write off the whole exercise and ignore the platform, leaving those who don't mind it to go about their business and saving your keyboard from your wrath into the bargain?
Re: Kiddie interface
Last time I heard people complaining about a preschoolish UI, they were referring to that abomination XP. It's a good job that MS reverted that UI look as it totally wrecked that version of Windows and there's no way that anyone in business would ever contemplate putting such a childish design on their PCs.
Re: Landfill Android vs SEWER-FILL WinPho8
Eadon, I know you normally meticulously research your posts and provide clear and concise reasoning to your points, which has left me in shock that it seems to have escaped your notice that this phone doesn't run Windows Phone 8.
Re: Enough snark already
> Those who are keen to have some fun playing music with an increasingly high-profile act, and gain in the
> process valuable exposure to an evidently supportive and music loving fan-base, are also free to do so.
How exactly are these musicians she recruits going to benefit? Has she offered to introduce them all and who they are to her audiences? Has she offered to link to their profiles from her website? Has she offered to do a write up on her site about them? As far as I can tell, no.
So how exactly are these people getting exposure to the supportive and music loving fan base, if none of them have a clue who they are?
Re: From the horses mouth
Wow... I suppose you could sumarise that response by "Amy, you just don't get it. Go away."
It's the little revelations in there, like how it's fine for her to do this because 'Beiber's fans would jump at the chance of supporting him', or 'David Byrne' once spent a few hours doing vocals with me', which shows how out of touch she is with peoples concerns. Like David Byrne is going to struggle to pay the rent by doing something for free for a few hours, and he'll probably get some good exposure to a different market by doing this, it's not like she's planning to introduce the all the supporting artists on stage.
But it's the 'for the big important shows, we've decided we have to pay people to do this, so we've contacted some professionals' that blows her entire standpoint out of the water. She needs these musicians, without them her show isn't going to work, and she acknowledges that she's going to have to pay for this on the big shows, but she just doesn't get how this is exactly the devalument that was discussed by Amy in the post which kicked this all off.
Sorry Amanda, it's you who doesn't get it. Now go away.
Does this mean that when Amy / Rory die in this season, they're actually going to stay dead for once?
You mean we won't automatically be able to shout "Oh my god! You / they killed Rory! You b*****d!" in response to their inevitable deaths because the resurection isn't guaranteed?
They turned the Athens broadcast centre into a shopping centre... don't think that option's available here.
... patent protection should last for variable times, for example twice the development time from when you first document the idea to when you have it working. The item is unprotected until you have it working.
That way companies which spend 10 years and billions on making something come to life get 20 years of legal protection, where as the companies (no names mentioned) who decide to do something obvious in their latest phone UI, taking no longer than a week, only get a couple of weeks protection.
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