1122 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Re: 4K in 1993
Those were high end office machines but they were not the best you could get. Apple and Wintel have never been the forefront of computing technology. Try looking up the specs for VAX or SGI boxes.
Re: This is the thing
I'm still trying to work out if the author wants four copies of Ghostbusters or if he considers some of the other dross worth watching. It must be the former surely.
Re: Chicken and Egg @Rampant Spaniel
"sick of the crap from people who can't see it from any other perspective than their own"
Seems to me the pot is casting aspersions on the discolouration of the kettle.
Re: As always
I was thinking about those articles when it was mentioned that after watching 4k people noticed the pixel grid on an HD telly. If you can see the pixel grid you're sitting too close / your TV is too big for your room!
The death of anyone is not a tragedy, it is a fact of life. We all die.
That some people die before their time is a tragedy but that does not make all death tragic.
"a whole swathe of consumers one step closer to ditching their wallets"
Because they have no need to carry cash, ID, drivers licence, loyalty cards, receipts for expense claims, etc, etc.
"a 248 per cent increase in contactless payments since 2012"
2.48 x nothing is still nothing.
"Through the use of this data-centric security strategy, Apple Pay reduces risk of data breaches and credit card theft"
Really? Sounds like it's a greater risk to me. Data on a phone can be copied, stolen, etc by hackers or a malicious app much more easily, and without the user's knowledge, than the credit card in their pocket.
Re: Choice, itis a FOSS thing...
Sounds like a fucking nightmare trying to work out which browser you're supposed to use for a given site.
Oh and Opera = Chrome now so you may as well get rid of it.
Isn't that the plot of the Adam Sandler + Drew Barrymore comedy "50 first dates?"
Not an ideal plot to copy for a thriller.
Re: Just change the UI
Yawn. Trevor your rants are about as interesting and coherent as Eadon's were. Just stop.
Done more for advancing access to information than anyone else in history since Gutenberg? Now that is a perfect example of the pure unmitigated bullshit surrounding the likes of Jimbo and Wikipedia (also Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc).
How much would Jimbo have contributed to the access of information without Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf? No web, no wiki. No internet, no wiki.
And, that's without thinking about all the people involved in the invention of better printing techniques, book binding, magazines, newspapers, radio, film, TV, etc that did more for access to information than Wikipedia ever could.
Oh and Gutenberg didn't actually invent printing, it already existed. He invented movable type which made things easier and cheaper. Someone else would have come up with the same idea sooner or later.
Re: Luddites 1
Sensible People 1
Idiots who want to ride in an unlicensed, uninsured, illegal car 0
Re: Isn't this Kickstarter all over.
I've pledged to five Kickstarter projects and every one of them has delivered. This may be something to do with my choice of projects (RPi add-ons and Elite:Dangerous*) or the fact that I won't part with my money for a pitch consisting of a few joss sticks and some whale song.
* Technically E:D has not been released yet and is behind their original schedule but since I'm in the beta and it does exist / work I'm giving them a pass.
Re: And there we were thinking...
I clicked the headline expecting an iWatch story tbh.
Why does anyone use these muppets?
"I'm not sure it's "well known"."
It's obvious common sense. My router password is a 30+ combination of characters that is very secure. WPS reduces it to a short PIN number that is obviously much less secure, especially since it is auto generated.
Turning off WPS is the first thing you should do after changing the default password. It's a total no brainer.
Re: Have we missed clowns?
"Everybody Happy!" - Stitches
modern methods of computing like coding
Because 30 years ago no one had even heard of code. Especially not 11 year old me. Oh no.
Re: Better together
Actually the Norwegian Oil & Gas industry is a very good reason to vote for independance. Unlike Westminster they have not mismanaged the industry for the last 10 years and currently have record growth despite much higher taxes. In contrast the UKCS has been mismanaged by successive governments changing the tax regime every five minutes making long term planning impossible. A record low of wells were drilled in the last two years and oil companies are exiting the UK as fast as possible, mostly to concentrate on their Norwegian assets.
"Logitech products last forever... I want to be sure I’m not going to have to replace my mouse for the next five years, I find Logitech is a safe bet."
Unfortunately I find the opposite. If I want the right mouse button to die within 2 years then Logitech is the brand of choice. Not that I can find a decent alternative who make mice that don't look like the demented offspring of a Geiger Alien and a T-1000 so I'm usually stuck with them.
Is it some kind of book of faces that plastic surgeons give to patients so they can decide which cyborg they want to look like?
Re: What a load of self-indulgent twaddle @Jeff Lewis
Please go to the doctor and ask for a three way transplant of irony, sarcasm and humour.
Re: > Isis please.
Nope I always think they seem to live in places where there is a lot of risk, almost as if they enjoyed life in a... Danger Zone!
And then "Damn Dog, Tots Inapprops"
Re: Also there is apparently no law against
You forgot inviting the BBC to tag along during a questionably legal raid on a property while the owner was out of the country.
Its for the freaking children!
This guy lost any credibility he had when he played the paedo card.
I am indeed the Yoda at the back that tells the presenter he's wrong, his product is shit, it's overpriced or all three. I look more like an extra from Game of Thrones though so presenters usually look a bit nervous when I get going.
What a load of bull
According to this article malware is all the fault of IBM and MS. If we were all using minicomputers running Unix it would not exist.
The Morris Worm disagrees.
Re: But this has four!!
A pen is a single function tool, you use it to write things.
A computer is a multi function tool, you can use it to write things, play music, games, films, watch TV, run a factory, run a power station, run a ship, fly a plane, keep in touch with friends, spy on your neighbours, etc, etc, etc. So obviously a computer needs a general purpose operating system to make it work, not a single program with a single function.
Re: ORLY? @Steve Davies 3
Mobile device charing points?
Some kind of barbecue or is it more high tech?
You pay peanuts, you get shite.
I have no problems at home or work but my method of choosing ISP doesn't start and end with "who is the cheapest?"
approaching IPO-level revenue
So they're losing hundreds of millions, a figure which increases monthly, and there is no sign of them ever making a profit then?
Ya pay peanuts, ya get crap.
Works for me on a decent ISP.
You could really, just think of all the IT businesses that ride these hype trains until they run out of steam then jump ship to the next big hype train. Let me give you one for free... IBM.
The only SMS SPAM I get comes from my bank asking me if I want a loan of up to £1.2k once a week. Other than that I've never seen any text message SPAM.
a captive audience
Only if they kidnap them. How else do BT get any customers for their substandard services?
Re: There are still some games out there...
There is a moral difference but I think you've got it the wrong way round. Realistic FPS games about a war glorify it far more than some stupid Mario rip off. They show what looks like real people being shot, dismembered, tortured and dying and then ask the player to join in. Can you think of a better strategy to kill as many Palestinians as possible than the Israeli army? Give it a go...
Personally I prefer my FPS in the Doom mould rather than the CoD mould. I'm much happier blasting demons, zombies, robots, etc than people.
I think the issue here is that this war is current whereas the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are (officially) over. So it's ok to glorify a historical war but not a current one.
Re: <shakes head>
"it won't be long before people are commonly making more use of the otherwise unproductive time "wasted" when walking around"
That time is not wasted. I come up with some of my best ideas while walking to work in the morning. Time spent away from a problem doing 'nothing' is often the most productive.
Re: Post PC
"Email, web browsing, writing a book, all things that are easily achievable on a tablet."
I disagree. Reading email and web browsing sure. Writing a short email, ok. But, if I want to write a longer email, that maybe includes a few web links and/or attachments, then I will put down the tablet and pick up the mouse & keyboard.
As for writing a book? You really expect people to write 80,000 - 120,000 words on a software keyboard? Pull the other one, its less excruciating.
@ Captain Scarlet Re: What would you advise your Grandmother to use?
Whoever you're buying Eset from is ripping you off. I buy the small business edition for work and they charge us about £6 per machine. Admittedly I do buy 40 copies and renew for 3 years but still that's one hell of a price difference.
I thought it was Friday when I woke up this morning and now Dabbsie is making it worse.
It's a conspiracy I tells ya!
I have experienced my Samsung Galaxy Sx handsets get quicker and use less battery with some updates. The important word being some, other updates have made them slower and eaten the battery.
where x in (1, 3, 4)
TV Remote Analogy
"Imagine if your TV supplier sent you a message saying your remote control would no longer work once the TV software was updated?"
This is a false analogy. The reality is more like your TV manufacturer sends you a message saying your old remote control will no longer work once the TV software is updated but you can pick up a new one from your local electronics store free of charge.
Sonos do not make iThings only the control app that goes with their overpriced audio equipment. You may well find that the reason for this change is that Apple are forcing their hand. Or that they want to use iOS features not available in the old versions in order to give you a better experience.
Man in the High Castle is nothing like Wolfenstein. Nazis are not the important fact about that book, the reporter just Godwined himself for cheap clicks.
Re: Compiler and runtime(s) also guaranteed defect free?
Time for Wine
Re: Body language
Wearing glass. Sounds like a euphemism.
@Graham Marsden Re: Cipher - In the 1970s...
So I imagined all those documentaries and text books that stated we were definitely, 100% headed for another ice age at some point in the near future?
They existed. Since that scientific opinion made it into UK text books it must have been held by a significant portion of the scientific community for a long time.
No caps menus
They already exist in the current version. VS2013 Update 3 adds an option to have nice menus or the rude shouty kind.
Nice face palm you gave yourself there. You did realise you failed at reading comprehension right?
Go back and re-read the article. Refactoring has been added to VB, it has been in C# for some time. Two new refactorings have been added, others already exist.
Re: Good article, but...
It's a British insult for French people. Presumably because they eat frog's legs.
Re: Hmmm. (Chris W)
I find your comment insulting to skinheads and wearers of Doctor Marten's boots. None of the people I know who fall into either category are the type of person you are talking about. I usually find its the ones in a casual shirt with a nice short back and sides that are the brain dead violent thugs.
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