456 posts • joined Thursday 15th December 2011 19:03 GMT
I prefer monochrome for writing code I think it is a good choice it is not detracting.
I used a sparc classix x terminal for a while at one place just a single full screen xterm
19" monochrome monitor and it was great so easy on the eyes not detracting.
Re: Deep breath now...
Linux is a great example of things deteriorating completely on the desktop.
The default for pretty much every distro is sacrifice 50% of your 3d performance for pointless desktop effects.
Pulseaudio makes it so sound is just wrong.
Microsoft has not killed performance of anything for Windows 8 or done anything particularly badly that affects me all that much.
There really is no difference between the Metro screen and the start menu in any ways that matter.
Using the windows key or ctrl + escape and then just typing part of the name is the same on both OS's
windows + r still works (for stuff like regedit or cmd where it is quicker).
windows + x has most of the rest of the useful stuff.
I use the Metro Mail app for personal mail that is it. (Used to brilliant when gmail activesync worked. No way to get it back after a system refresh though so the cloud sync of setting is completely pointless).
My TV is not certifed for Windows 8 or I might have used that feature.
Sounds like parents who are just incapable of speaking to their children themselves for whatever reason so want someone else to do it. Massively cowardly if you ask me.
Re: Nice resolution.....
I have had a hp mobile desktop workstation (17" 1920x1200) - 87xx within the last few years.
As far as I know you can still get them (Certified to run Linux / Solaris / Windows - Quadro etc etc). Mine had 8GB of ram.
Cannot imagine they don't sell them now.
And the ivy bridge based atom will absolutely cruxify anything arm has or will have.
Most people don't need a phone. (Other than people doing certain jobs).
Most people think they need a phone because they have been conditioned to believe that the two things are not the same.
(People also seem to think ARM is so great but it is only because Intel is not really even trying yet.)
The Medfield Intel Platform can run ARM code at a pretty decent speed. The opposite as far as I know is not possible.
Repeat bullshit enough and people will believe it regardless of if it is true or not.
(There is great advantages to both mips and ppc over ARM but ARM is fashionable so people don't look at the facts only the wrong things.)
Re: Crime != Punishment
There is no way that any crime like this should get anything more than a slap on the wrist.
It is depressing what these cases show :
That society cares more about companies losing money by being incompetent and not settings up their systems well enough.
Than child sex abuse stuff (Whilst the person in question is actually alive so it actually has a point. After the fact it is history and there is no point in it certainly not wasting police time with it).
Or rape or robbery.
That it is worse to steal from a company than and individual. (Take hosting a file vs breaking into someones house and stealing a cd).
There is something fundamentally wrong with most societies.
It is not that similar to Nokia because the situation with Windows Phone is all of the phones work half reasonably. Whereas with Android only the Nexus phones actually work properly. (Even then Google break stuff for no good reason like Bluetooth in 4.2 - Making things like Metal Slug unplayable with a real controller.)
How much do they cost ?
Re: Same article?
All they need to do is stop OEM overlays if they want access to the market. Android is great as long as it is not made worse by HTC/Samsung/Motorola.
If they want to include other launchers etc etc then let them (I would prefer that to not be allowed either but don't think it would fly).
I think a reasonable compromise is a simple option to make it work exactly like a Nexus.
Re: You know that YOU are made out of meat too, right?
I would rather always have rib-eye it is the best taste. Fillet doesn't have enough taste.
Re: This is fucking good actually
Farming meat is not evil.
What is evil is battery farming. (And stuff like Veal or Foie Gras)
The funny thing is the best tasting meat / fish is the stuff that has had the best life.
Line caught salmon
Corn Fed organic chicken
Rib Eye Steak (Hard to get it from the right place the decent butchers will be able to tell you which field it grew up in).
(Venison and Wild Boar should be enough for anyone anyway and we have far too many of both at the moment in this country. I would rather eat game anyway).
Microsoft Bob was probably worse.
Re: Come in Major Eadon!- Wait
Both work in powershell so what ?
Re: Microshaft... the plot you have lost.
Gmail is awful compared to Outlook.
The web interface for gmail is a total mess and the common things are not available using the right mouse button. (It used to be ok now Google are actively trying to make it as much of a time sync as possible.)
Exchange Activesync for gmail made it tolerable despite the changes so naturally they got rid of that too.
Gmail for domains axed (Outlook you can use it for 300 accounts per domain.)
Personal email I use Windows 8 mail client. (Was 100% perfect prior to Google dropping the activesync support).
Work email I use mutt (sort of emacs bindings) and procmail.
Re: We told you it was shit
Well having border padding in the UI as opposed to be needed to be changed by using regedit is desirable for me. (I would prefer it if they just made it the default).
The fact you need to be using the US locale to install the RSAT properly is really annoying as well. (Especially if you have a retail copy with the en-gb locale). I don't see why they cannot offer it from Windows Update.
It could be them wanting to make using Hyperv Server 2012 as much as a pita as possible. (Or just them being stupid).
The beer I like taste's best after about 2 years. It is rare I leave it long enough though.
Chimay / Westmalle
As far as I know the strongest ones never go off.
Cornerstone is great but Google hates it maybe if they use that then it might be decent.
4 well designed phone apps on the screen at once on a 3rd monitor for example could be useful.
The Japanese generally speak pretty good English as well as Japanese in my experience.
Softbank are generally at the cutting edge when it comes to doing stuff so would be the better bet.
(Blockbuster was/is a part of Dish they don't have a good track record so letting them take on loads more debt is not a good idea when there is a sane option).
I wasn't that into it either. I did my chemistry week experiment as making an improvised explosive device though.
(Trying to make it as cheap as possible but still fairly safe.)
First time in school that they would give you whatever you wanted. I made quite a big crater in the girls hockey pitch. Barium Peroxide was the only chemical I ever noticed the teachers taking extreme care with so I thought I would use that as a detonator.
My grandfather as a child used to make fireworks by buying what was needed from the chemist. (You could just buy concentrated nitric acid / test tubes everything you needed just from the chemist. Even if you were a very young child).
Now it is getting I think to the point where you cannot do anything.
Re: Of these DAU/MAU figures, what would be really interesting
Because when it comes to these types of statistics they always use the one that suits their purposes best.
(So much that they become almost meaningless).
Re: What *I* would like to see...
If Adobe's updater worked properly then it might be ok. The fact is it doesn't.
(Ninite one simple command to run to update ie ie64 firefox Adobe never manage to update more than one.
Re: I'm just waiting
I don't think they are I can use GUI really what I don't is one that reduces the speed that applications can work at by kiling 3d performance.
I would rather use nothing at all (Just a full screen xterm) and a graphical browser full screen when I need it than anything that kills performance of the things you actually want. (Fortunately it is not the case but if my only option was this or Unity or Gnome 3 it is the option I would take.
(Not fussy otherwise - KDE is ok because you can just disable the unnecessary part really easily and then its pretty fast not that I would use the Ubuntu version of it I think I would use Opensuse.)
twm or mwm or olwm all fine xmonad,sawfish,ratpoison ,enlightenment dr17,afterstep.
The only thing I am bothered about is focus follows mouse with no autoraise. (Unless there is something else that makes it not necessary like with xmonad). I also like the terminus font but I am not totally inflexible about that. (I would have it on my desktop but I wouldn't mess around installing it everywhere).
Re: Can someone grow a pair
Barnes and Noble were willing to until they got a £300 million payment.
I think the Microsoft position might be smoke and mirrors as well.
Re: "Music" is the problem
Not true - Techno doesn't sound right unless it is played from vinyl (Or using live using analog drum machines / synths.)
There is certain types that sound ok with computer generated bits. But an analog drum machine I think is pretty essential.
One of the main parts of the sound is the action of 2 records playing at the same time.
House the sound quality totally matters. (Even awful examples of it sound much better in a Nightclub that is acoustically designed so the room goes properly with it)
(Only problem with house is the choices of which examples of it to play in UK NIghtclubs and the people who are present there).
(I listen to modern classical solo piano / electro / 1800's classical / techno if I am out (And I can which is getting rarer).
I like stuff to sound like it is supposed to but I am not really an audiophile. (I do know one though with the Meridian reference system and all the speakers built into the walls of a well designed room - it does sound divine).
Re: I just don't get it
I agree especially as they have specifically said they don't want originality just clones of things that are popular that other people have.
During the early part of this parliament they got a deal reducing a £6 billion tax bill to £1 billion.
Even if they did pay £5 billion then there would only be up to paying what they should have paid anyway.
Re: 'helluva' lotta rubbish!
Depends what the device is
My grandfather a Nikon SCSI film scanner (Really good with Vuescan really expensive originally not getting replaced) that to work with a 64 bit modern Windows would need a new card. Half reasonable ones exist but there is a lot of annoyances. (The only cheap suitable Adaptec one is a PCI-X card (That works in just PCI but it is obviously the PCI-X size).
For what he needs an AMD APU and a decent amount of RAM and a 256GB SSD would be fine.
Making the case big enough to take the Adaptec card (And hoping it works on the boards).
I dunno about USB->SCSI or Firewire->SCSI
It will be sorted out before the XP EOL (Probably by me). But I can see why people wouldn't bother.
Re: 'helluva' lotta rubbish!
The stuff you need (As in try all other reasonable options first) to then you move to either XP Embedded / XP x64 (Or Server 2003 if you have licenses lying around).
All those are still supported for the foreseeable future.
That sort of hardware (Medical / Engineering) should have been running embedded versions from the start anyway.
It still sucks for graphics.
If you use a normal window manager and good quality drivers then it is fairly similar.
(At least meaning Nvidia binary drivers or Xig if you have already a license).
That is the difference between this and what Microsoft are doing is Microsoft haven't degraded performance.
(With the exception of a few very minor cases with specific games when hyperv is enabled).
Large file transfer performance is not meaningful enough. All of them work fine if you use a semi decent way depending on the situation. Linux smb 3.0 performance is obviously not going to be as good as is using anything Canocial made (Going on past experience). nfs4 and Linux might be ok now. Stuff like axel or curl is incredibly fast on Linux. The windows ui standard copy method is pretty good but still better to use robocopy (Or xcopy - probably the powershell copy but I don't know the syntax by heart).
Re: Amazing timing
It was widely expected at the last bi-election they would be hammered but they weren't.
Re: Clegg the trustworthy....
The fact is entering into a coalition government after having a manifesto that states completely the opposite to what you actually do is wrong. (At a minimum you should directly oppose anything you have said the opposite to). Otherwise it really p*sses people off. If they had got the voting system reform without the referendum it might have been worth it if to do that meant supporting the Conservatives in everything else.
I will never vote for them again after this.
(I didn't like Blair (It is his fault the worst parts of Thatcherism are so ingrained in this country probably now forever) / didn't mind Brown (What happened would have been the same no matter who was in power / quite liked Charles Kennedy / Dislike Cameron / Dislike Clegg.
Thatcher - I think she did some pretty terrible things but some great things as well. (Like Adolf Hitler.)
Re: Love it...
If I could have a version that was steam like prices that couldn't use disks I might go for it.
I think they should go back to cartridges flash is cheap enough now. Still much better than stuff with loading times always has been.
What I won't go for is paying loads more money for the same games that are less good than on a PC.
Be interesting to see what happens with games and the Nvidia way it is meant to be played thing whether it is still added to crappy ports that were originally designed for AMD based consoles.
(I would never buy another Sony product / buy most Nintendo stuff (Only place to get it and it has decent gameplay and is not all cutscenes) / Would get an Xbox if there was a compelling reason to. (I got the first one to run XBMC on when there was few other options in that department).
They have focused on pretty much everything and not a single one of them has worked properly.
This is the standard thing for Ubuntu
Take new fashionable thing :
Try and get it working properly
Switch to something else and fail to get that working acceptably and repeat.
I dunno who in their right mind would trust Canocial for anything like this.
They are like a child who has eaten too many Smarties and then goes loopy and cannot decide what he wants to do. Completely devoid of any long term decision making or any sort of credibility (They will say we are going to do this and then once it is released not even make sure works tolerably never mind improve it. LTS should mean properly supported at least if you are paying for it.)
What the EU needs to do is stop companies taking the p*ss that is all.
Google did the same with emulators. They are nearly all back with a slightly different name. (Other than the original yongzh ones).
They just kicked adblockers out maybe they will follow through a bit more with that I dunno.
Microsoft are less bad these days. The browser choice error I think was a very harsh punishment for a minor transgression. You can get interoperability stuff that is really good. (See the stuff taken advantage of by e.g Samba/Nexenta). They are not making totally terrible decisions that affect me. (e.g As useless as metro is to me there the OS as a whole is faster and there is no negatives to e.g 3D performance just running a window manager should not kill Opengl performance)
I am a UNIX guy by trade anyway (Use Hyperv Server 2012 and Windows 8 at home that is it). Probably it is different for people using them in the Enterprise / Integrators and having Microsoft increase prices so much )
(Maybe I sound like a Microsoft shill but at the moment Google / Facebook / Apple are seriously p*ssing me off on a pretty constant basis. Amazon is annoying me a bit but there is other things they do that makes up for it. (Don't like the mp3 store or appstore way it is deliberately designed to make you buy stuff without being able to review properly what you are going to buy or the way they don't force app developers to keep up to date.)
Re: Surely not!
They all do the same thing Amazon / Google / Facebook.
(If you are doing something not really all that related to what they do then Microsoft is the only safe option. The others will just clone as soon as it starts working. Microsoft will as well but only with stuff that is kind of related to what they do already so it is safer).
Re: Headline misses
There is a few cut down versions of Linux at least one which is still used - uclinux and elks.
These might be better for RiscOS than the pi (Afaik the graphics support for the beagleboard is the best - even though the pandaboard is better hardware there is no dual processor support in RiscOS).
You have to remember TI makes those chips (Or I think gets them made these days but they already have the volume) whereas the Rasberry PI has to buy from Broadcom.
From about age 10 - 16 men want to see naked women (Probably afterwards but not to the same extent at least for me anyway).
At least in France every now and again you see just walking about posters that have naked women on them in plain view. I think if you were exposed to that sort of thing all your life you would be less likely to seek out porn. (If that is what he wants I dunno).
I still think seeing people naked (Or having sex) shouldn't have a higher age limit than seeing someone blown to bits.
That is what annoys me about Western politicians they never state what they want to achieve. (If they want less exposure of young people to unnatural / degrading treatment of women then what they should do is find something that they think is ok and make that legal.
Japan has the right idea. Problem with women being groped on trains. So they start offering a grope train where you can pay and grope to your hearts content (By women who are ok and paid to do allow you to). Got rid of the problem overnight.
Germany is probably in between. Whoring is ok there in a controlled manor.
(I have never been to either. I have been to I think 2 strip clubs and I hated it both times but it was a stag night and I was pressured into doing it.)
Re: If it's filtered...
Makes nearly all of them not (Block 25)
Re: Not Android
Is it ? Nexus devices don't use it (Use a crappy MTP implementation instead which is still Microsoft tech but there is no fat on devices without an sdcard).
Re: Another anti-competitive win for MS by bullshit patents
I don't get it the Barnes and Noble case showed that MS really doesn't want it to be in the open what they actually are so they can be worked around. I think at least some OEM's will have got a deal in exchange for selling Windows Phones.
If they just listed what they were then I wouldn't really have a problem with it.
If you are working with high voltage stuff keeping one hand in your pocket might save your life.
Subconsciously training yourself to do it is absolutely necessary.
The only useful thing that could come of this would be that someone produces a worm that posts something like the infamous goatse hello.jpg - After the effects of that perhaps people will remove it.
Re: Remind me
It is not respected it treats its customers with utter contempt like the rest of Sony. (See OtherOS etc etc)
Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?
I have a kindle keyboard 3G - If it broke though I would replace it with the cheapest. (I definitely do not want a touchscreen if I could have a normal one with a backlight I would get that but I want physical page turn buttons and to never touch the screen.)
I would be more annoyed not having my kindle than my smartphone or tablet.
I cannot think of any of the privatised industries that have become better since other than probably North Sea oil (Which paid for our WW2 debt).
Royal Mail used to be really good 2 deliveries a day and always on time now it is 4 days if you send something first class.
BT - broadband network sucks and they still get subsidies all the time.
Water/Gas/Electricity - We get the absolute minimum amount of maintenance it is ok at the moment because it was originally done pretty well.
Re: Renewable Energy
Depends how you want to do it you could make it free to the user. Whichever country has the Aswan Dam does / did that.
Nothing is world class in this country now.
(The new train line isn't even a bullet train).
If we built astronomically large amounts of nuclear we could sell the energy really cheap (Or datacentres) to enable manufacturing to be profitable here. (If wanted we could make residential paid for by commercial users.)
Once it was up and running it would set us up for a long time.
Subsidising the private sector is never a good idea.
Look at America's problems with brownouts we don't have that because it was done with public money properly. (Probably it cost more initially but it was done right.)
Cannot see how paying BT £500 million all the time is better than it would have been just not selling off BT.
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