I'm surprised people still use WhatsApp, especially as you have to pay for it. I remember it being really popular 2-3 years ago, but it seems most people have moved over to the Facebook Messenger app now, and very few people I know still use it. (Especially after the redesign for both the Facebook app and the Messenger app). I personally like the Google Hangouts messenger app. One thing I do like about Facebook messenger is you can make a big snake of your friends faces by dragging the conversation bubbles around the screen.
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Why does it need to identify the frame rate? Can't it just have a setting to manually tell it to use 50Hz?
I don't understand this either. Why you would spend all this money building a rocket and loading it with supplies, then using an antique engine to power it is beyond me.
That's like a car manufacturer selling a new car with a second hand engine in it.
As a man, I think that the new design has a very feminine colour scheme/look to it. While I don't have an iPhone, I would be unhappy to use a device that looks like this (from any manufacturer). The old design was more of a generic unisex design.
Also, while it is stated that the app logos were not designed by the app team, the Safari logo stands out as looking 'wrong'. It's almost as if someone drew it with Microsoft paint. The compass and stocks designs also look like they don't quite fit in.
Thanks for the info. I didn't realise the stream would be encrypted.
This system could be bypassed easily. My friend records gameplay footage of his Xbox games and uses a 'capture box' which plugs between the Xbox and the TV. Xbox -HDMI- capture box -HDMI- TV. All it does is record the sound/video stream to a hard drive as it passes through the box (In full HD). This would get around the chip stopping the software from reading the video straight from the computer. Admittedly it is extra hardware you need, but then again, the Anon who is ripping the videos is probably going to avoid buying or using hardware with the anti piracy chip in. The only way this system would work is to force manufacturers to include this chip in any graphics hardware they make. This is unlikely to happen (Unless the EU catch wind of the chip), but then you still have the problem that Mr Anon can still use his existing computer without the chip in (Unless you make it illegal to use video hardware without an anti piracy chip).
Re: IT (Crowd) angle?
Ah, now I see the angle. It was cleverly hidden by the Register's Editors.
An interesting story, but what has this got to do with IT? Unless of course his Ford was one of those out of control cars you hear about being unable to stop, or his female companion was a cyborg.
Re: Shoes are the way forward...
I also remember a CSI episode where they catch someone doing this.
How stupid are some people? I know Apple users aren't usually the brightest bunch, but an iPad to film this woman? The largest recording device known to man? The only way to have made it more obvious that you were recording was to have brought a film crew to do it.
I should also point out that I don't condone what this dunce has done.
Re: Nice start…
I believe this system has already been implemented for cats. There are several systems which you can strap to your cat which have a camera and a GPS module, allowing you to have a cat eye view and track where your cat has been/currently is.
I suppose it's only a matter of time before Apple introduce the iCat tracker (Only works with Black or White cats. Please purchase a £400 compatibility pack if you have any other colour cat).
Re: April fools day way weeks ago.
Purchase the iBeetle without the sales team secretly laughing at you.
Something else I just thought of is re-saleability. If you don't have an iPhone, how many of the car's features will you not be able to use?
If this car was to be sold on to another owner, would they have to sell an iPhone with it? Or in several years time would a new owner have to have two phones? An old iPhone to get the car stuff to work, and a new phone to take with them?
Assuming the life span of the average car is about 20 - 30 years before it is no longer roadworthy/scrapped, will people want to have a car that needs a 20 - 30 year old phone to work?
Maybe the iPhone dock will be a removable/replaceable component? Probably not, seeing as it's an Apple iCar. They'll just expect you to buy the new one when the next iPhone comes out. People will still queue to get it though.
We can expect lots of iBeetle drivers to get lost while using Apple maps then.
Apple maps, with WiFiSLAM. Now you can get lost in your own home!
Well, it can't be all that bad. The banker getting robbed is still smiling.
BANG! And the work is gone.
While it seems a good idea on paper, having an SD card NFC system is a problem. Some phones do not have an SD slot, and phones that do often have a small internal memory as they expect you to put your media and apps on removable storage. People would then have to choose between NFC with their bank details or their media. Seeing as lots of phones have SD cards mounted behind batteries etc, swapping between them would be inconvenient and seeing as some credit/debit cards have NFC built into them, a SD card is almost redundant. (Most people will carry their phone and wallet with their cards in).
Ideally, the phone should have two SD card slots, so users don't have to choose.
Re: How can this be viable
It's big and slow moving. You could paint it to look like a cloud, and no-one would see it coming!
Re: The other problem
Get a lockbox which you both know the code to, so you don't have this problem.
Re: Plug in cars ain't green.
Nuclear powered cars? Don't be silly! Haven't you played Fallout?
The usual then.
'It won't happen again'
Until it happens again.
Steam powered console? Have they not heard of electricity?
This ending sequence is an easter egg in the new Ghostbusters game. (Well, it's a couple of years old now). The message is displayed on a computer screen in the fire house.
You did set 'interplanetary space wifi' as the first boot option in the bios, didn't you?
Didn't this happen ages ago to a WoW player? Anyway, both people mentioned in the articles should be candidates for Darwin Awards.
Command and Conquer 5: IRL
Is GLaDOS going open source?
That's not a Mac fault, that's a Reality Distortion Field fault.
Awesome. What next? A lego mindstorms GLaDOS?
Guilty until proven innocent?
Sounds like it's time to get the old packet radio network going again.
Re: Hopefully New MacBooks and Othe Apple Products will be Easier to Work On
I hear PC's are easy to work on.
Can't say I'm a big FAN of this idea!
I hope it allows more than 8 tabs like safari does. It's irritating when I have 8 tabs open and a pop up window opens and I lose what I was looking at on another tab. Can't wait to get rid of my iPod.
'Google also announced a voice-powered BluRay player for launch later in the year.'
So, if you've got a wife, it'll never turn off.
How can you tell a politician is lying?
Their lips move.
Wouldn't surprise me. Or their servers are connected to a dial up modem.
Just visited their website. It seems really slow.
No, It's not relevant to your learning, but you better get used to it. These are the sort of menial tasks they will be doing for the rest of their lives with these useless qualifications.
More rubbish. It's always about filling quotas/being politically correct etc. There's always people saying there should be more women/ethnic minorities/whatever in companies. This is stupid. People should be employed for their skills and experience, not to meet quotas set by some stupid law or regulation.
I can see this going wrong.
Apple people - iProducts don't get viruses!
Hacker - Oh, all of the UK government are using iPads. Better make a virus.
Make a virus to crash the systems/steal sensitive data. Government collapses.
I suppose it's no different to the current situation. It will just be that the iPad has been hacked and sensitive data has gone missing, rather than the politicians leaving a USB drive on a train, and them losing the data that way.
One site censored. Not long before:
Google search - Fair labour - no results.
Google search - Democracy - no results.
Google search - Why do I have to wear this orange jump suit? - no results.
In Soviet Russia, product taxes company!
Wasn't there an article on The Register about this a while ago?
Siri doesn't work outside America, 4G doesn't work outside America, anything else Apple?
I wish manufacturers would stop trying to put idiot sensors in their cars. This just encourages people to drive carelessly, 'Because the computer will save me'. You should be following the car in front at a safe distance. Remember the two second rule? If you do that, you won't need the auto stop system because you shouldn't be tailgating. You should also be paying attention to the road.
iPad 2S Lite?
Will it integrate with my SPARTAN armour?