516 posts • joined 23 Mar 2012
Re: Disappointed with how naïve the dev is
While I agree that property here was taken, and it's not nice and we would like to see a solution, I cannot help but consider...
How is it possible to steal "a numerical number"? (Yes, I know that phrase uses double redundancy :P )
Re: PCs are now workstations?
My PC is not dying soon, but I can see a future need to replace it. Why? I'm currently streaming games etc to 2 other devices. No, a "server" will not do unless I can fit a Titan in there for some gaming GPU number crunching. Ok, I probably could, but currently a desktop gives me the streaming capability of paid for services, for half the price of a subscription or an expensive dedicated server.
Re: And it comes with a free unicorn.
I would hope it was either part of the system, or it had a "fail safely" and just do a normal rebuild (not a super fast one) when space is limited... but then again, I would hope for common sense. That, and being naive, I've probably missed all the other really difficult and hard work tasks involved.
Re: broken RAID
I cry a little inside every time I hear that mathematics has a patent on it.
I'm, still a complete novice and only a home user, but "whilst bringing a new drive into live use to replace the free space?" seems the most viable option. As soon as the disk fails, rebuild and spread the rebuild across all the free space across all the disks. While planning for the new disk to be entirely "new space". Well, not quite, as you still need parity/stripe I guess, but as close as the resources will let you stretch them.
PS, I also love how this all sounds like an immune system or growth of an organic creature. When something dies/breaks, all the rest of the "body" works with the repair and recovery. :)
Though honestly, lots of phones are now glued together. The Apple ones might be easier to repair soon, until the pendulum swings again.
They already have such characters. They have no breasts. The game is aimed at people, and the character is a square people project onto.
Look at the cows/chickens/pigs for more information on how such things are "illustrated" in the game. :P
HTML is a lot more secure than PDF from appearances too. :/
Re: It's not DOCX we're worried about
MS forcing their monopoly is not necessarily a good thing. If FOSS software can open/use DOC formats easily, this is fine. If the risk is MS introduce propriety formats, then how are the rest of the users to open it?
Really, it matters less what is chosen, but more that it's consistent. Other than it also being useable of cause.
PS, LibreOffice was free as in both "free beer" and "free speech" last time I checked. It's not "without cost", but neither is "free beer" to the one giving out the rounds. :P
Correction. They will slowly degrade after a LONG time.
It depends on the atomic structures and domains (apparently, from my quick read up) and the surrounding environment. Now if we were talking about protons, now they might last forever. :)
Re: Hold on a minute
Yes. Perhaps Reg should ask for comments from the Patent office and Apple?
Increasing the strength of the magnet and the functionality of the toy/device is obvious, right?
Re: hooks then...
Worked for Velcro.... ;)
Re: Advantage HTC?
No. The HTC does not turn on a video game or GPS map when you plug it in with the magnetic connectivity keyboard.
You see the very cleaver people at Apple have invented and thus applied for a patent for "a device using magnets to secure a device and subsequently applying a pre-specified action", thus superseding in a non-incremental non-obvious step.
Next they are patenting "two devices that communicate between each other while in a format of easy transportation through the transmission of energy from stored resources" but adding the important factor of "while on a planetoid". As I'm certain no one has patented that specific example just yet.
I'm assuming it can be balanced for this. Or assuming it is a GPS or similar compass.
Or assuming no one checked and leaving a clip on the seat next to the device will cause interesting navigation.
"...I’d strongly suggest forking out the extra £50 for the 64GB machine... If you have only 32GB to start with, then things will get very tight, very fast. Sure you can use the up to 32GB capacity micro SD to pick up some of the slack but I’m always happier with a decent wedge of built-in storage."
Are we living in the early 2000s still (2004 Ipod had 40gb)? I just saw I can get a usb 64GB cards/sticks for a tenner. £50 for 32gb, or limited to 32gb expandable seems insane. :(
PS, by the buyer reviews (Ebuyer etc), it seems very buggy and broken. :(
Re: Wii failed
I guess the opposing answers comes from the fact the wii succeeded, it's long term plan failed. It was a bit of boom and bust? While presumably the Nintendo could not compete with the same type of offering that MS and Sony provide, it could have played it's strengths, instead of trying a new gimmick. While the XboxOne an PS4 have hardware the WiiU could never compete with (for a profit/costing comparison) they probably should have saved on the hand held screen, and put more into the main unit and controllers. That would have probably kept existing consumers, and gained a few new ones.
But trying to strike "gold" with a massively popular console twice in a row was a mistake. They could not have hit the sales numbers of the original Wii with the WiiU, as the market had become saturated. They needed to just keep going until another opportunity presented it's self. Though I guess some "risk" is needed in investment, but I don't see such home runs/lucky strikes happening that often to put all the cash in that basket.
Re: Dual Boot
[Edit] Ah, got the wrong end of the stick entirely, it's not for family guests, but a Windows Guest. Oops! :P [/Edit]
Family guest accounts can have a £80 Hudl or ex office PC, right? They only want email and internet? Why allow them access to the massive Linux Server and your vital programming files?!
PS, the level of question in the article is way above my braincell count for me to answer though.
Yes. This. As the poster above says, correlation does not mean causation. Also, each tool is also a two edged sword, with possible benefits and possible drawbacks.
For example, we use to be able to remember everything. Why? Because we had to. We had no choice, so we spent the time and effort on our memory (and what ever techniques or pure brute force was needed).
Then a new invention came along... paper. Yes, not computers or mobiles, but paper. We "offloaded" a lot of information and work to a permanent and easily referenced record. Later we made the phone, mobiles (who remembers phone numbers when a mobile can do it for us), computers etc. We "offload" work to another person (secretary) or another tool (computer) when we can.
Likewise, when learning or finding information we can do the same. The libraries at Schools have similar problems the Wikipedias of the internet have. Rubbish in, rubbish out. The scale and reach has increased and problems related to these have too. However the ability to cross check is much better. Before if the School said it, it was "fact" even if the book was misprinted. Now we can check references and data online with as many sources as we wish.
It is though down to the individual in most instances to make those checks. It always was though!
Re: Scary Stuff
It may be worth noting NOT to speed in those areas, as you cannot be certain the system was just a numberplate recorder, it may have taken time stamped photos too!
Re: "... a spacecraft flying over the Moon ..."
Actually, me and Einstein here have a wager on it being "completely motionless". Anyone who can prove otherwise, gets a Nobel prize. ;)
Re: Terminal blocks?
Nah, some of us are third generation, and the lingo just came with the skin.
Re: #3 - terminal blocks
"Chock Blocks" are specifically different (so I learned last year after 25 years of getting it "wrong", or just using a different local name).
I think the "Chock Block" has to come with a box to hold the terminals in. I may be wrong though, but that's how the chaps differentiated the two.
Re: On a more serious note ...
Everything can be run off USB... rught?
Re: Soldering iron
I'm no expert but most the non-cable related soldering problems are now down to "lead free" or whatever safer solder. The old stuff did the job, but may not be family friendly...
I've had non-smart phones from 2005 that had the correct method of permissions, and that was in java (mobile version)!
I guess someone got greedy along the way?
Re: Did he mount his Glass on a tripod?
Try keeping your head still for 2 hours. :) <- A face and head that can keep perfectly still.
I only really wanted to post to go on about the amazing visual system of the brain and eyes. But I guess I'll save that for another day.
In this day and age of DRM takedowns, and after reading about the Quentin Tarantino and Gawker fiasco, I'd probably suggest not posting to a (possibly) copyright infrindging video on Youtube.
If that is a legit poster/user/youtube channel though, move along calmly. It's just strange you have not posted the official Youtube/Google link...
Re: It happens with snail mail as well
Yes, basically you pay for "the previous months" interest, and the bill with only interest on was for "that months interest". Or it could be for the "interest on the interest", I forget how they do it, so better stick to the reply above this one. :P
Re: It's all part of the plan. To sell the area off.
If that's the case, why do they call it a "trust"?
Trust: the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted."
Big argument kicked off in Spalding town in the East Midlands. The Park that was given to the *community/public* under trust of the council that had a *private* football pitch built on it, though arguably still for the "recreation of the community" is now going to be sold to *private* stores and supermarkets for "the recreation of the community". Of cause, the funds for the sale of a *publicly entrusted* property is going to the council.
So sadly, they seem to find a way to ruin the parks and attractions, even when lawfully protected.
If my experience in work is anything to go by, yes they would deny all knowledge of it. Then when the CEO/managers back is turned say "oh, it's great, they do a discount on such and such days, the coffee is better than ours, and the tour chaps are great!". :)
Re: Oh, good.
It's a two sided war. Just setup an AI to browse the net and filter out the adds for you. Like an AI internet browser plugin. You will though have to reinstall every day as a few hours of automatic WOW dancing dwarf videos or fake dating site popup will drive even the most hardened emotionally dead machine to the grave.
Re: HP Servers?
While it may be cheaper, it's the banks we are talking about here.
They would (read as "did") sell the office, building, chairs and hardware to have a nice large sum of cash to declare to the share holders, along with the reduced costs of having to replace and repair those things.
Never mind in the long run the price rises in rental could eat up all that temporary cash. If it looks good on paper, and for a short enough time to get the market buying your shares, well, you can always parachute out before the reality hits the ground.
"On the assumption it can never happen."
Yes, that's wise...
PS, I want to see some sci-fi/fiction where the characters have infinite "back up plans" and redundant equipment. Like Mission Impossible, cross Star Trek and some McGiver for... well, backup.
Oh, but in other news they are attacking companies that use the word "Saga". Soon it will be anyone using the word "crush" and so on.
Re: Ubiquitous XKCD reference
It's "Little Bobby Drop...#####zzzzlkkktttttttVultures;58934893892/////****
Re: Probably just shadows
It could, though a rare probability, be a part of a parachute etc. In which case the wind might be strong enough to move it. If the fragment was stuck on the rover (some foil or such like), then there is higher probability it would fall within viewing distance (and not just get blown to another part of Mars).
But it could be a newly made crater from a small meteor. Could be mud from off the tires etc. When was the last time the hosed down the rover? 11 years ago?
They would have to know there is a hidden volume. Hopefully for when it matters they do. However, it raises a problem if they do not (for both convicting true criminals through such evidence, and proving innocent those who don't have any hidden evidence... as you cannot prove such a negative).
Re: re: gofsckyourselfmate
I don't get that. You just posted that. So are you not incriminated? How does a password cause incrimination, but a post not?
If it was that easy, everyone would change their name to "I did it", then would never be able to answer any question from the police. Because giving their name would be incrimination!?
"Nokia Black introduces App Folders"
Just wait till this is added to metro, and we get "folders" in the "tiles" and it'll be just like... I don't know, a desktop or a start menu in functionality?
I thought the whole reason for touch/phone OS is it avoids the clunky parts of a desktop OS? Perhaps the few of us who like desktop OS, or a phones simplified one, were actually right? It's when you try to mix the two things get messy.
I think I'm loosing the will to live.
Re: They are now Windows-compatible
Thanks for the heads up. Was just about to splash out on Android or some other new phone. While this is less than idea (HTML parsing or IP reporting or something) Opera is at least a solution for me should the chrome/Android browser be this useless.
So they had some value after all... as a bit of entertainment.
Planing to make one myself. But I have eyed up some old game boxes as a case. :)
"and I bought a helicopter. Those were the days."
Best Article Ever. Can you employ/get more from this person? Loved it.
I'm planning to add that sentence to my memoirs too, but it will be one of those £30 toy ones. :D
Re: From experience
They get seat belts?
I've been in a taxi in the UK, where the driver got out and said:
"You sit in back, yes."
We opened the door, there were no seats. We mention this.
"I take out. This good, you sit."
During the journey, he then proceeded to try (we thankfully interrupted his attempt with "we don't drive on that side of the road!") to turn into an off ramp to a highway.
The best bit, the taxi was hired for our Managing Director (Multi-million pound massively popular national business) who just 2 hours ago had flown here in his personal Helicopter. I now think he preferred the flight over the drive for safety. Not sure who hired the taxi, and if they ever returned to work. ;)
Re: They seem to have stopped calling me
Another one I heard was to reply:
"Wow, thanks for calling, I have five hundred PCs in this office, can you help me figure out which one has the virus."
Then play a game of chase the red herring till they figure out you have none. :P
Re: Maxis Lied.
The saddest thing about this era is even those who can say it do not say it. How can anything function when neither side says the truth?
"Will be allowed to run on the classic Windows desktop."
"Will be allowed to run on the classic Windows desktop."
After two strikes, will this one be a home run? :)
Re: End of the sensible world ...
I'd like to see this "Photoshop that runs in HTML 5". Cloud based third party options are possible, but you can say that about any cloud based streaming/VM etc system and any software. Yet I don't see everything being thin clients and subscription based just yet.
Re: The only fruity computer which allows any sort of upgrading.
I'll consider the Mac Pro "upgradeable" when I can find some round DDR3 to fit in it...
... Mine is the one with the sarcasm sign on the back.
Re: So easy to make....
Mind you, if these go the way of "printers" and come down to £50 each, then who needs a killer app for some good old fun? Print off something as you would a photo etc, and it needs less "functionality". :)
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad