540 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
The important question is...
When does the new SimCity come out???
I've been wating a very long time since the last one.
Re: It's logical really
Acually in my experience the patient comes into the doctor's office, the doctor doesn't really listen to them & prescribes a drug from whichever company took them golfing most recently, the patient says "I can't take that I'm allergic, it says so in my notes", the doctor prescribes another drug, the patient takes it for a week & it makes them violently ill but no better. Eventually the illness goes away by itself.
At least that's how it goes for the missus.
In other news
Engineers and proper sceintists point out that psychology is one step up from asking "do you want fries with that?" for a living.
The song he introduced just makes everything worse
So what was the song?
Re: What a lot of fuss
Except I saw a program about Country&Western on BBC4 at the weekend which had several clips where DLT introduced the act.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
HAHAHAHA! When is your stand up dvd coming out?
> only Windows is susceptible to viruses
I must have imagined the viruses that exist for Mac, Linux and Unix.
> It only runs on Intel.
Ever heard of AMD? Ok so very similar architecture but they are a different company that makes different chips.
And my absolute favourite...
> Visual Studio is poor compared to, say, Eclipse
VS isn't the best IDE I've ever used but Eclipse?!?! Programming with Eclipse feels liek someone tied one hand behind my back and poked one of my eyes out! Give me VS2010 over Eclipse any day.
Re: I'm not to sure...
There are plenty of reasons not to use DropBox. Lack of encryption of your data, staff having access to your data, if you're in Europe you need to consider the Data Protection Act because their servers are in the USA so you're transferring data outside the EU... I'm not saying I would use Mega or that it solves all these problems but DropBox is not the amazing and obvious choice many think it is.
Re: What did I just read?
Agreed, that nonsense about now showing open windows had me wondering if the author has ever used Fedora before and I lost all faith in what he was saying.
As for the "only experienced users need apply" comments, Fedora 17 works perfectly for my gf who was on Ubuntu untill they decided to turn it into spyware. She's had no problems with the transition and likes Gnome 3. Admitedly she had me to set it up for her but I didn't think it any harder than the Ubuntu or Win7 installers.
Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article
Another day, another lie from BT.
Just because Virgin lie as well doesn't mean we should let BT get away with it.
map out the world's Social Graph
Well the morons on FB search graph anyway.
Re: Industry led?
No it's like saying IT policy should be set by IT people, not beancounters or the teaboy.
Another reason to avoid PlusNet. As if I needed more.
Re: The benefit of a monoculture.
Beacuse "The researchers said the malware also has the capability to steal data from smartphones including Android handsets, iPhones and Windows Phone mobes - including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and HTC models." clearly indicates it only infects one platform.
Nice to see Instazuck getting their just deserts.
Now how do we make sure the same happens to Tory Dave and his copyright stealing mates?
Old Nazi Uncle Walt would have been proud.
Re: Waterproof means no user changeable battery.
Dual SIM isn't important? I'll just go tell the billions of people in Africa, India and other similar locations that they don't need their 2 and 3 SIM phones.
Just because you don't need a replaceable battery or dual SIM phone doesn't mean the rest of the world doesn't either.
Re: Android, iOs, BB Will by year's end Dominate.. WIndows anything? Whatever...
Office and Exchange integration? Works perfectly on my S3, don't need a WinPho for that.
"Meanwhile, all the cool kids, their friends and their (non virtual) girlfriends are out buying Nokias."
Hahahaha are you here all week?
No one cool ever bought a Nokia.
BT you bunch of liars
BT's reaction is seriously dissapointing. The ruling is 100% correct and I'd like to see some penalties for BT over this, maybe take some of that lovely EU gravy off them. They certainly don't deserve it.
The dates for FTTC roll out in my part of Glasgow have been postponed from May 2012 to Sept 2012 to Dec 2012 and now March 2013! There is no way they ever intended do the work in May 2012 if they have now delayed it by almost a year. This is preventing myself and my company upgrading our connections and is actually having a negative effect on our business plans. If they don't hurry up my job could be sent to London and I'll be added to the unemployment figures!
Not that I would buy anything from BT but until they roll out FTTC I can't buy it from anyone else either.
Dyson has a point but perhaps it would have more of an impact if he still manufactured in the UK?
Re: of course the TV is on...
Some of us want decent quality audio when we listen to music. Not the crap your TV can produce.
I got to get me some of those bath salts!
I could have shown you how to make bendy PCBs 25 years ago. It's a lot easier than you might think.
20th Century connectivity
"even our Highland bureau can experience 20th Century connectivity - even if the majority of Scots can't"
The majority of Scots live in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberedeen and we can get 3G just fine thanks. The majority of Scotland is outside these places but that's where the people are.
a cloud management tool in your pocket
I've had a cloud management tool in my pocket for months now, for Rackspace. I rarely have to use it though.
"Ah yes, those were the days when the 64 in a computer name meant 64K of Ram, not the size of the word. ;-)"
Except it didn't. It meant the size of the memory, including both RAM and ROM. So the 48K Spectrum had 41K of RAM and the Commodore 64 had 30 something. A fact Commodore owners never liked to hear.
Wtf does this article mean? Doc files are read/written in Word & xls in Excel, what does Outlook have to do with them? Does it block them as attachments?
Tell the teaboy to do more research the next time you ask him to reformat a press release or blog for publication.
Re: What is this HTML5?
A living standard? That's a cracker.
A living standard is completely useless to everyone because no one knows what is actually standard in the language. Developers would need to decide which browser(s) they want to support, look up their capabilities and write HTML just for that. Time consuming, a pain in the ass and will end up excluding some users because they aren't using the right browser. Welcome to the late 90s.
That's progress for you.
They've still not finished HTML 5 but they've released a spec for the next version after that? And anything they can't agree on in the next 20 months will get pushed into that spec? You just can't make this shit up.
W3C and HTML 5 are a joke.
"Until then, Windows 8 is about as painless to use as trying to find apps in Android by wandering through the huge flat-list-of-icons App Drawer"
Actually it's worse! At least in recent versions of Android you can have the App Drawer automatically order itself alphabetically which makes apps easy to find if you can remember the name. TIFKAM has no such feature so the app you want could be anywhere in the multicolour mess of giant squares.
using well-established nicknames that they'd also used as XBox gaming tags
Re: When Journalist become flamers...
"Incidentally, 15 years does not equal energy security give the time it take to build say a nuclear reactor and make it operational..."
You're assuming the only gas we have will come from fracking. I can assure you there is more than 15 years worth of gas in the North Sea gas basin. Most of it is even in large fields which are easy to exploit.
Looks pretty nice. Unfortunately for RIM I just upgraded my Android but if BB10 performs as well as this looks it could be a winner.
I'm waiting for that SAM audit. We got a letter about 2 weeks ago saying they would contact us shortly and we would have 2 weeks to comply. Not heard anything from them yet and if they don't hurry up I'll be on Xmas holiday for 3 weeks.
Re: Which Korea?
Particularly in light of SK's recent launch.
"What do you get when some attractive students..."
"Many of the cast and crew are also actual physicists."
Actual physicists are not attractive.
Film itself looks pretty good though so I will be downloading. Lack of acting experience is generally a bonus in low budget horror movies. Just watch Night of the Living Dead (or any early Romero movie) for the perfect example.
Re: Why doesn't Apple simply 'Man Up'?
"The reality is at least on an iDevice you get Apple Maps AND Google Maps (as well as plenty of other 3rd party ones)."
Except the reality is there is no Google Maps app for iOS. Or did you mean you can go to their website? Hardly the same thing now is it?
So this requires Google Apps for Business but they just removed the free version of Google Apps for Business. So unless you're already a Google Apps for Business customer this is useless.
It would be nice if we could have a channel that features apps that we recommend for use with our current IT systems and apps we've written ourselves. But we don't use Google Apps and we're not about to switch to it.
Google's tax practices are dishonest sure but the music industry is no better. Their determination to move to a licensed model instead of an ownership model is just as bad, maybe worse.
"I have to say I find Apple’s take on things rather interesting... rather than bore you with it, you can just move on and click instal."
That's because they don't want you to read it, you might object to the clause that allows Apple to sew your mouth to the ass of another iTunes user...
A media center is one of the places I do think TIFKAM will really work. In particular the pairing of Win8 with Kinect could be a really cool way to control your media center.
The only problem is MS removed Windows Media Center from Win8 (you can get it free for a limited time) which seems like a stupendously stupid thing to do.
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