115 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007
AccountKiller.com has been offering the same service for quite a while I believe.
"the ability to track one's eyes (to see which advert is being viewed) is already available and slipping into mainstream products"
Would someone in the know explain how this works, seeing as I only ever enable my webcam when using Skype to call family? What mainstream products? How do they track my eye movements without access to my webcam? This sounds very much like a non-researched sweeping statement...
is a cunt. Simples. Why is this news?
This article has inspired me to wipe my cookies, disable third party cookies and install Ghostery.
"a 13in laptop should really be 1920 x 1080 in this day and age"
Man, you've got good eyes...
Re: Since when does anybody
In proper English (i.e. British English), if you say "rowter" you're talking about a power tool that carves shapes out of wood. The pronunciation for a network routing device is "rooter".
Re: HR only sees stereotypes
*bearded* - I think I see the problem.
Unless it will run Skype (without being tied to one particular US ISP), it's not coming anywhere near my shortlist. Lack of Skype was what made me jump ship from BB to HTC.
...WP Super Cache is better anyway.
Enhanced 3G my arse
Travelled Birmingham to Euston twice last week on Virgin Trains. Both times the label by my seat said "enhanced mobile reception on this train". Both times I lost my connection (Three network USB dongle) in every tunnel.
Call a spade a spade
So this is basically a rescue deal for Apple-obsessed fashion victims...
"Bought one of those crappy laptops without a keyboard? Feel inferior no more!"
It's like buying a roof and doors for a quad bike.
Not ready for primetime...
Crashes SR-Ware Iron v18 when you close the tab after playing. Also bad lag (on a fast Ultrabook).
Re: The curse of the rootkit
For the rootkits alone, they deserve to go under.
Re: Last best hope
Yeah I know - my 2 year BB contract is up in October. I won't buy a locked-down device (Apple), wary of a really small user base (Windows Phone), so I figure I'll just have to get used to Android. At least it'll run Skype chat which is more than my BB will do. I'm not even considering another BB as a serious option - terrible software, terrible support, crappy battery life, frequent reboots needed.
If WordPress site owners were smart enough to keep their installations up to date, this wouldn't be newsworthy. It's like the Darwin awards but for websites...
It shouldn't be too hard to find all 7 Google+ users on the planet and ask for their views...
I wouldn't trust Acer to make a stable ultrabook when even their netbooks turn into bricks from overheating...
Isn't it about time they put Skype onto non-Verizon BlackBerries?
Do Blackberries run Skype yet or should we ignore it?
Pinch of salt required
When I bought my BlackBerry, its battery life was 3 days. One year on, it's more like 12 hours.
99% of UK gov websites are breaking the law...
...and so, I imagine, are 99% of all other websites.
Is any self-respecting website developer going to make any effort to spoil the user experience with various popups asking the user something they probably don't understand anyway?
Some EU initiatives are worthwhile. This is not one of them.
Why oh why
do so few compacts have optical viewfinders? It seems the only manufacturer that still cares is Canon.
Like some earlier commenters, a "proper" viewfinder is number 1 on my "must have" list, so this camera, nice though it might be, will never make it onto my shortlist.
Works a treat. That is all.
Bring it on
In the staggeringly unlikely event of someone coming after one of the European sites I run, I'll simply move the hosting to Switzerland.
"you shouldn't be worried unless you have something to hide..."
Obvious troll is obvious.
Business as usual...
"Man should abandon hopes of being like God, if he wants to have a relationship with God."
And for those of us who have absolutely no interest in a relationship with a character from fiction, we'll just stick to plan A - keep trying to understand the universe a little better, and have some fun along the way.
And the award goes to:
The Nissan Leaf, for.....
Ugliest back end
Most dirt-prone interior
Most counter-intuitive instrument panel
Being far too heavy to be genuinely tree-loving (the power has to be generated *somewhere*)
That is all.
I wonder if the Chrome results include Iron (the white-label version of Chrome that doesn't talk to Google).
I've been using Iron for ages - I find it consistently faster than Firefox (both starting up and loading pages), and I love the built-in DOM tools that mean I don't have to install Firebug.
Just get a *really* good hosts file
I use the one that is published and updated regularly at http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/ - it speeds up my browsing, saves monthly download allowance and I've hardly seen an ad or tracking cookie since I started using it.
Triumph of style over substance
But that's what you'd expect with B&O being involved.
I've used various different B&O hifi products in the past, and have to say that if you close your eyes they're no better than middle of the road kit from any big name like Pioneer or Kenwood.
And it's too small (screenwise) to be a desktop, but too big to be a laptop. What's it good for?
Yeah but it's Opera...
...so who cares?
Facebook serves '23% of all US display ads'...
Not on my browser it doesn't.
This is obviously some new definition of the word "skimming" that I wasn't previously aware of.
I clicked the article link fully expecting to see photos of it zooming between two skyscrapers...
You didn't mention it, but the display is only 1024x600 - which isn't much use for anything these days.
It's not all bad...
At least in Australia they can insult the church (or at least I assume they can).
Here in Malta we can't even do that...
Doubleplusgood icon for obvious reasons.
But I hadn't come across it. But then, I live in the technology hell that is Malta. Old kit, high prices. Amazon is my best friend.
Think I might get one of these. Currently £39.99 at Amazon UK it seems.
Nothing to see here...
All this rowing is one reason why, as a web developer, I'm ignoring HTML5 completely until it's released as a stable standard and is adopted properly by all the mainstream browsers.
Until then, it's just a way of using up my valuable time without any discernable benefit.
Please explain the multiple references to the Maldives, which, when I visited them a few years ago, were in the Indian Ocean, not the Pacific. And a very nice holiday it was too.
Either that, or explain the reason for the word "Pacific" in the title.
They may have busy lives or they may be just lazy.
So... that would be their own fault, then?
Content sadly a let-down...
Come on, was I the only one?
Apologies for brain fart
Sorry for appearing to be intellectually challenged above. I must have missed the fact that it's just a NAS storage box, not a proper server. I think the words "Windows" and "Home Server" must have confused me :S
No word (that I could see) about the internal graphics specs...
It seems to me that this would be a really nice home theatre machine to use with a big TV/Monitor, coupled with a wireless keyboard/trackpad on the coffee table. More storage than a Revo, saves having a separate server.
But nothing in the review about whether its graphics are up to it - or indeed which graphic ports it has.
Will it run (insert app here)?
I've tried Ubuntu more than once, and been impressed with both the install process and the driver support. However, it just showed me that the free alternatives to mainstream Windows apps are simply not good enough.
OpenOffice does not (sadly) come close to MS Office, and totally borks DOCX and PPTX formatting.
And comparing Gimp+Inkscape to CS3 or CS4 is (again, sadly) like comparing a meccano set to the Eiffel Tower.
Linux - brilliant for servers (especially web servers) - not ready for desktops.
Not a bad list, including a couple I wasn't aware of.
However, I'd definitely replace Pidgin with Digsby. Pidgin is still buggy and unstable, Digsby seems less so, has better features, and the UI is far more intuitive.
McAfee IS a virus
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck...
Home users: try Avast free version
Business users: try NOD32.
McAfee has been causing unnecessary stress in IT departments for well over 10 years. Why do people still buy this crap?
A ventilation grille on the top? How dusty is this little beast going to get inside?
His imaginary friend...
...is clearly not orange.
The dickage quotient is awesome.
But why is El Reg taking any notice of such dickage? Why would anyone?
Another vote for Foxit
Sure, Foxit Reader asks if it may install various other things during the install process, all you have to do is say no to them. Basic reading skills should see you through.
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