Re: Won't somebody please think of the Kerbals?!
Jeb will be fine but I think Bill will be hiding under his bed for the day. :)
1394 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Jeb will be fine but I think Bill will be hiding under his bed for the day. :)
You liked the crappy picture so much you posted it TWICE!?!?!
I'm really getting fed up of the huge, pointless and unrelated pictures at the start of every article. Its getting to the stage I'm going block regmedia.co.uk soon.
This little comapny called Netflix would like a word with you. Not to mention BBC, ITV and Channel 4 who all have VOD services. I would include 5 but if you've ever used their Flip-book On Demand service you know there's no point.
Amazon will never take over the VOD market while they have the strange policy of cripling themselves by only offering video on Kindle devices. Among other issues this means no Chromecast.
WebOS? Lol he doesn't mean that new fangled crap he means proper Palm OS. The clue was in the line about old Win98 backups.
So Oracle don't trust their customers?
I think you meant mistrust from their customer base.
My business cards are about 3 microns thick, how thick is this external SSD?
My ChromeCast has been in continual use since they were released. Technically it is brilliant and easy enough for non-techies to use. I haven't had any issues apart from the usual stupid devs dumbing down their apps but that's the fault of the BBC, etc not Google.
Yeah Frontier really need to improve if they are going to beat deleting boot.ini and bricking customer's PCs. (EVE actually did this.)
If you don't know what capex and opex are you shouldn't be reading the article. They are standard accounting terms used in all industries.
Automatic translation does exist but it is generally crap at dealing with even the basics of a technical subject, let alone this kind of text. I read a German motorsports site regularly and Google translate gets the order of words in the English translation wrong more often than not. Often it says the opposite of what the author meant. Fortunately I can usually tell by context when that happens and retranslate in my head.
Then there are those long German compound nouns that Google just refuses to translate.
Yup automatic translation does exist, but its crap.
That is the real crime here.
Boohoo doing your job properly is hard.
Suck it up and remember you work for us, not the other way around.
Presumably FB didn't actually show pictures of deceased relatives but pictures from when they were still alive. (Apart from the ashes case but you only have yourself to blame for uploading that one.) That could be taken as a reason to smile and celebrate the time you had with them.
Oh wait, that doesn't fit with the narcissistic look-at-me FB culture.
Sounded interesting till the bits about Romans and Incas, then it loses the plot.
If digging the road up to lay cable to a cabinet is too hard how do they propose to lay that cable to a building on the same road?
This whole thing sounds like a racket to me. Cabinet in the building so landlord pays for installation of the cabinet instead of BT and it can be a cheaper design because it doesn't need to be weather proof, etc. Then they can charge all the businesses in that building the normal install fee. WIN - WIN!
"industrial parks, all of which are ringed by razor wire and boast a guard post."
Exactly like industrial parks in the UK and Europe. I've visited factories belonging to everyone from IBM to HP to Motorola to Ford to BAE to Raytheon. All of them had high fences, barbed wire, guard posts and would take your phone off you at the door in case it had a camera in it.
Clearly you're not an '84. The docking comment at the end is about the original game where a docking computer was pretty much required rather than the remake where docking is much, much easier.
I could have sworn they stopped publishing new content about 3 years ago.
There is definitely a gap in the market for a decent site / mag for programmers. All the ones I read in the 90s and early 00s have died in the last 10 years. Ideally it should be language agnostic and cover older tech as well as the bleeding edge.
OMG a VAT number and the ability to verify your identity? What will they ask for next, your inside leg measurement and the hair from your first born child?!?!?
Try Drop The Dead Donkey instead. Much funnier and available on Netflix.
And as an added benefit is also sends everything on your phone, all messages, et, etc direct to GCHQ. For your safety.
BT retail. Openreach is working fine here.
Ugh you've gone all Office 2013 / Win 8 with far too much unbroken WHITE and no shading / gradients / lines to separate the different sections of the page. My first thought was that the stylesheet had failed to download for some reason so I hit refresh before spotting the redesign story.
Could we please get an alternative theme with an off-white background or even an inverse theme with black background for those of us with a bit of Mogwai in our genes? The current one makes me want to put shades on.
Case sensitivity is more a liability than an asset. It causes all kinds of typos you just can't get in a language like VB.
There are advantages to using VB.Net over C#. Some of the syntax makes more sense and there are a few things VB can do that C# can't.
At the end of the day use the right tool for the job. If that is C# great, if it is VB.Net that's good too.
The sooner they kill BBC3 the better. If you've ever watched it you know why.
For every Gavin & Stacy there are a million Don't Tell the Bride, Sun Sex & Suspicious Parents and 'documantaries' presented by naive young female journalists who pretend its a shock to them that some people are poor before busrting into tears.
If we could axe ITV (all channels) too the quality of British television would increase by an order of magnitude.
Clean burnin', fast downloadin' propane. Is there anything it can't do?
A couple of cross platform scripts that could test all the major browsers and web servers for compliance would be a lot of help too.
After the last PSN hack I wouldn't be stupid enough to buy a Playstation.
Because all virus programmers need a hug!
Nah the principal behind it is there is an election coming up and they want to win.
Anything else is just gravy.
Do they have under age charges as well?
Non-tech people heard of ESA and particularly Ariane plenty during the 80s. Every time they tried to launch it, it blew up. *
* This may not be entirely accurate but I recall seeing a lot of failed launches on Newsround.
Hopefully these meters are smarter than you, you cant spell!
I usually find I have to ask for a different image at least 3 times because I can't make sense of the first few. Even when I get an image I think I can read I'm usually wrong. Generally a CAPATCHA will take me about 5 minutes to get an answer the site will accept, assuming I can be arsed to keep trying.
By now Google must be convinced I'm a robot.
They don't actually test to see if you input the correct value. They test to see if you input the same value as the majority of people. They then assume that the majority are correct when using it to improve Maps.
Changing rules for VAT will make no difference whatsoever to the tax paid by Google, etc. VAT is paid by the purchaser, not the seller, and anyway it is claimed back by almost every company.
The only people who pay VAT are
mugs voters like you and me.
I stopped reading at the point where the author thought that Visual Studio, Eclipse and Xcode are graphical SDKs! At least learn the difference between an SDK and an IDE if you're going to write an article about programming.
Oooh his anti virus was up to date so it must have been the fags. Yeah right.
Why would an e-fag have anything other than power pins in the usb connection? I detect a lot of smoke, and probably a few mirrors. All designed to get the IT dept off the hook for whatever damage this breach has caused.
More likely the guy caught a virus that was not detected by their corporate av, etc. These things aren't a magic bullet.
Maybe that version was like dial up but this version is broadband?
Recent Android builds have been pretty bad too.
They've got nothing on the new version of the Android GMail app. The new Lolipop like interface is awful, its a memory hog and performance is so bad it hangs for several minutes trying to display a short email. It's just an email how effin hard can it be!
Since 1998? Pfft I was using RAD in 1995 with Delphi 1! ;)
I've tried WPF and I'd love to say it works and I use it but It doesn't and neither do I. I've stuck with WinForms except where there is a requirement for WPF in the project. As you say WPF is clunky and feels like using a form designer from the 90s. But then a lot of .Net and Visual Studio feels like its still trying to catch up with Delphi 7.
How about an app that lists running processes and lets you kill them? There are lots of those for Andorid and none of them would work without this feature so of course you can enumerate running apps.
So much FUD in the article and no useful detail, very bad. Listing running/installed apps is a legitimate function. What makes this spyware is reporting it back to the developers. So do you need to run and log in to the Twitter app for them to know what apps you have installed or does it report back even if you aren't a user?
"embedding IE into an app to cheekily render content has been going on for at least a decade"
Try since IE4. That was about 1998 IIRC.
What a load of toss.
An app on iOS that happens to use HTML is not the mobile web. It requires the purchase of specific hardware to run and must be obtained from iTunes. Even if there are versions for other platforms it is still not the mobile web beacuse all those versions also require specific hardware and installation from a specific app store. They will also be different apps because even though they share the HTML/JS code the rest of the app and the binary format are different.
Websites that work well on all mobile devices from the same URL are the mobile web.
As usual, an article by Matt Asay is more about the buzzword bingo than the given topic.
Glasgow Uni have been working on molecular memory since I did my electronics degree there in the early 90s. Twenty years later they finally managed to make it work? I doubt many of the professors I knew are still there. Why did it take so long?
The latest version of the Gmail app is a total dog and the UI has regressed to something less usable. I gather this is the new Lolipop style so its no great surprise that the OS is a total dog too.
"Listen to what Brian Cox says at about 3:50 into the video..."
I'd rather gouge my ear drums out with a rusty spoon thanks.