559 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
Re: Plain and simple, MS missed
You've had the same realisation I had 6 months ago while installing Win7 on my Atom HTPC. Metro + Kinect could make for a great user experience on a TV but it ain't going anywhere near any of my desktops.
Re: But how did work fare?
The fail here is you.
He tried to download, install and write an email and it crashed, why would he try again?
Since he states he is systems administration you'd expect he authorised himself to connect the Win8 laptop to the domain.
Re: Did better than I did
Don't know why you seem to think Win7 requires retraining. We've had no problems with it and we have some serious technophobe users. You definitely will need to retrain people for Win8 and Win7 is a decent OS so you'd be better off moving now before the train wreck hits.
Ah good old Three Wolf Moon. Something similar seems to have infected Google's app store recently, check out the reviews for Adobe Air. My favourite is probably:
"I had suffered from AIDS, syphilis, herpes, low gas mileage, lonely sex life, necrophilia, and hypochondria. So needless to say, I was a lonely, decrepit person on the verge of a nuclear catastrophes natural disaster breakdown... did I mention I was broke too? As I'm browsing thru the market, I download a somber, grey app. It says I require adobe AIR. I downloaded it, and I was sucked into a vortex of money, sex, spiritual and physical healing, and next thing I knew, LIFE IS PERFECT. THANKS ADOBE!!!!"
Who knew what a cure-all Adoe Air could be!
Should have kept the serfs illiterate
They never should have allowed us to learn to read and write. Generations of Kings, Queens, Emperors and organised religion (all of them) could have told them that.
Producing a FB mod for Android would not be worthwhile. If it requires the phone to be rooted and invalidates the warranty then only geeks will use it, it will never gain popular traction with normal users. It makes much more sense for FB to do what Amazon did with the Fire and produce their own Android based devices but without the Google apps.
I really don't think it would be difficult or expensive to go to HTC and ask them to design a FB version of one of their current models then load that with FB's alternatives to the Google apps. How many they would sell is another matter but it would definitely get more users than an FBmod.
Can someone explain...
How can an iOS developer earn £48,957 yet an iPhone / iPad developer only earns £40,647 when they're the same thing?
Re: mounting holes (Re: Compared to Raspberry Pi)
"This also has mounting holes. Sadly missing from the Pi making casing it a bit tricky."
You sir need to buy new glasses! The Pi clearly has mounting holes in the picture published earlier today by this very organ. I can see at least 4 holes and another may be hidden by the ethernet socket.
"I’d assume that the providers would institute some pay-per-use scheme where consumers are micro-charged for every game minute - or millisecond, if they can. I’d argue that this would encourage people to try new games and new types of games"
I'd argue that will encourage most gamers to never go near them. Have a look at the MMO market these days, most of them are free to play. Yes they have micro transaction stores but they have found that in most cases people do not want to pay a monthly fee to play and I think a per second fee would be even less attractive.
Yet another article on this stupid law which talks a lot about compliance and the possible penalties of non-compliance but still fails to actually tell us what we need to do to be compliant.
Re: Methinks he doth protest too much...
Good luck with that. OSX viruses do exist and they're getting more prevelant.
The only time I had a virus infection on Windows it was the Chernobyl virus. The year was 1999 and a mate gave me a CD of software and MP3s he'd got from another mate. We had no AV so unfortunately the entire flat network caught it before we found out and we had to fix the master boot record on 5 machines. I still have a copy of it on a floppy somewhere.
Since then I've always used AV. If you choose a decent solution (not Norton or McAfee) you don't get slow downs, incompatibilities or the other FUD you're spreading. The VB100 list is a good place to start making that choice.
Re: Teething problems, or something worse?
Once your data is in one cloud you move to another by downloading it directly to the new cloud from the old. Thus using the providers' bandwidth leaving your own out of the equation. Of course it will still cost you a fortune and be somewhat time consuming to download all that data.
Wish they could get their story straight
This morning analytics cookies were getting a free pass but this afternoon you must ask "users' consent for any cookies the websites are using to track their behaviour". I do think the later is correct but would be nice if I could trust what they're saying.
Either way sounds like all we have to do is show we've thought about the issue and done a cookie audit to escape prosecution. With my webmaster hat on that's great but with my user's hat on that's complete nonsense from a toothless body that should be closed.
Meanwhile in the rest of the country...
IT companies quietly get on with the business of actually making some money.
What a pile of bull
Why would GM need FB to build a long term brand? They already have a fecking huge brand that is probably better known than FB around the world and has been around for a lot longer term than FB. But of course some OSStard would know better than GM.
Re: Same old, same old
GA is in no way essential to your or any other website. You can find out all the same info by doing your job properly and analysing the logs. Selling your customers to Google is not free.
Re: I actually used one for a University assignment
I did similar projects using AD and DA convertors and the 6502 when studying electronics at Uni in the early 90s. On a custom board, not one of these in the article but very similar and takes me back.
Oh no! How will Sergey cope with the increased traffic to computermabob from perverts looking for meerkat pr0n?
Re: Surely Nokia have more important things to worry about
No your thumbs downs would be because this is a story about Apple manipulating the results in Siri but you go off on an unrelated anti-Nokia rant.
You wouldn't be an Apple marketting shill by any chance? After all you won't tell us your handle.
Re: You say it like its normal
What severe security issue? They may have announced they're moving away from Flash but they still write security updates. Flash on my Android is usually updated before my PCs.
Don't believe the anti-Adobe FUD.
Re: Bicycleistotards ...
That's exactly what he said you reading impared anonytard!
Re: his engineers have found batteries that could power a flight for 100km (62 miles).
Even if true it's too short to be of any real use.
Don't get his lawyers started. Calling him a child just trivialises the crimes committed. These are adult crimes and he should be tried as an adult.
Some of these little ARM comupters are hella expensive. I built an Atom based media center recently with a dual core chip, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, BlueRay, Win7, WiFi, TV Recording, remote control, wireless keyboard & mouse and a much nicer case than that ARMini all for under £300. So why pay double that for something with much lower capabilities?
Improving but still some way to go
This version looks better but it's still not right and why is the menu shouting at me now?
Adding 4 blue pixels to a grey icon doesn't really make it coloured but it's better than nothing.
I still miss the gradients, etc that denoted different areas of the main window, VS11 seems to blur together into a faceless grey mass. I'd rather have them back than the extra line of code gained by removing them (the other two lines come from removing a toolbar).
I do like the idea of the coloured status bar.
Wireless charging is still a technology which people don't know they want
Important point that.
Sure wireless charging looks cool but when my Galaxy S battery dies unexpectedly in the office I like being able to ask who has a charger with them and use anyone's despite their phones being from Samsung, HTC, Blackberry or Apple. Ok almost anyone's charger, I can't use the iDevice ones.
The Instagram deal should really worry investors. A few more splurges on companies that have no revenue and no buisiness model to provide any revenue in future and FB will be peniless and wondering what happened to the good times.
"had Microsoft delivered a cloud devs could easily program for and which was genuinely different or provided something better than Amazon, then the platform would have spoken for itself"
What exactly is difficult about programming for Azure? MS have made it about as simple as you can get using Visual Studio, unlike Amazon and their impenetrable documentation.
Re: Good day for Google... so far
And that is why the jury answered no for question 4b.
Sun did engage in conduct that would lead you to belive you didn't need a licence but Google did know they should really have a licence.
Re: Nine lines of code? Hypocrisy alert.
Canonical have a contributor agreement they make you sign before they will use any of your code in one of their projects. In the current version of the agreement you licence your copyright to them but prior to July 2011 they asked you to sign over all copyright.
So yes, GPL projects can include copyrighted code.
Their new business plans sound no better than the old business plan.
So if Google made a loss and Oracle want triple profit damages does that mean if Oracle win they need to pay Google 3x what Google lost?
Re: It's a physical world
"why not use your industry weight... at a better price than the opposition"
B&N can't sell at a better price because Apple won't let them. Yup Apple threw their practically non-existent weight in the book world around and the publishers agreed to screw over all other book sellers.