16 posts • joined 19 Mar 2012
Say what you like, but...
Outside of the tech industry, Bill Gates is a fabulously benevolant man. If half the world's rich people funded the world's genuinely needy problems, like he does, the world would be a much better place. For better or worse, Gates has donated towards the advancement of the planet for the last two decades. In that time his products have been used the world over, in everything from cash machines to stopping alien invasions. It's good to see he can continue with it now he's made his riches.
At what point does a personal fortune become so great that you are fine with spending billions on charity?
It's good to see someone posting about beneficial tech projects, in rural Africa. Education can be as important as personal wellbeing in the grand scheme of things.
I use NotePad++, and on a non-programming point I particularly like the plugin to copy code to the clipboard with the highlighting colour intact.
But does anyone anyone use ConTEXT these days?
Re: Holodecks aren't just about processing power
I remember smellyvision in the 80's...
Re: we don't need *that* much processing power
Well Apple have patents for head tracking technology, so why not?
I've travelled at hyperspeed
On my way home the other night in the snow. The effect is pretty cool at 60mph on a dark country road.
All very nice, but will this version of Android give me back any of my precious battery life that ICS took away?
Sounds a bit like the permissions on my Android when I install a new app. To be honest I rarely read the updated permissions, I'm sure I'm in the majority. I would expect the permissions to be very clear in Windows 8. How does that affect all the current programs out there?
Re: "The technology is aimed at...
Not really, more like letting said burglar choose a numbered door depending on what he wants to steal, then making sure that there's no way out of the matrix-style room, where escaping doesn't get you out.
Re: Buffer overflows???
Bollocks, speak for yourself
Re: Eyes's glinting
As much as I'd like to disagree these are all points I have to concur with. I love my s2 though and happily put up with them. I prefer the freedom over a Jesus phone
Re: Don't senseless acts indicate mental problems?
Not really, a big grudge and nothing better to do is perfectly sane; it's senseless to everyone else though, and a huge drain on society.
Re: Did he have to go?
"You make us Italians look bad, you must go"
Nice to see lots of positive comments and vote ups. I too feel sorry for the bloke, by and large science is all about failure.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons, without a doubt for me. Nothing like the kids TV show I remember, I should have trusted my instincts at the video shop looking at the cover. Pure shit, no wonder it went straight to video. Starship Troopers 2 was pure crap as my second, again a shit film cashing in on something else's name.
But how will I play Minecraft and Project Zomboid with no Java?
No Java? But how will I play Minecraft and Project Zomboid?
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?