72 posts • joined 9 May 2012
> Ive also said that bad design was "offensive",
Would he call a Macbook with logic board failures a bad design?
What a totally odd, Sci-Fi looking web site they have. They might as well have put an ad in a comic book, next to the one for x-ray glasses.
Radio Shack was the only good electronics place in my town before Best Buy. Maybe Best Buy or similar should buy them and use them as outlets that cater to local demands (like one location might do well with phones, another with tvs).
You might be thinking of Corbis, which Gates owns.
If walls could talk...
Re: those ... sofas?
No, it looks like that's where the Boston Dynamics Big Dog relieves itself.
Putin's return route?
Perhaps those below even think he's gone too far and they're calling him home.
I don't think I'd live in Iraq to manage that stuff, I think I'd rather remote in from quite a distance away.
Re: customer information was not compromised
I wasn't surprised that the pair aren't in jail. I mean, they let kids build nuke reactors in classrooms.
Anyone else see a flaming bird head at 1:29?
"This was no small task but we rose to the challenge"
Unlike, say, archive.org.
Maybe so everyone will get to experience the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field?
Browse page back/forth?
What about page back/forth options in the browser? If you go forward a page, then say make a phone call, then return to the browser, you can't back up a page.
As for the new links, can we finally just put a phone number on a tile instead of the whole contact?
Politicians should be limited to a waffle or a flip-flop.
Funny Viacom suing for copyright abuse, seeing how The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is comprised almost entirely of Fox News and CNN clips.
Congrats for common sense and a learning opportunity!
Wow, they let him build it in a school after a presentation and training where needed.
While here in the States, you can get suspended from school for chewing a Pop Tart into a shape that resembles a gun .
What a world.
The key to Jony Ive's executive washroom?
it didn't work too well in the future
Toaster: Howdy doodly do. How's it going? I'm Talkie, Talkie Toaster, your chirpy breakfast companion. Talkie's the name, toasting's the game. Anyone like any toast?
Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.
Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?
Lister: Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.
Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.
Way to go, Verizon! I'm sure you'll play fairly.
Hey... why is my access to fcc.gov suddenly so slow?
outlook.com has ads?
I've been using a Chrome browser with AdBlock Plus and ScriptSafe plugins since outlook.com came online. I honestly didn't know they even had ads.
Next you'll be telling me The Reg pages have ads, too. :)
I use Spideroak. I use it on Windows 7, iOS, and Ubuntu. I have it syncing certain files to their cloud and between these OSes. I could also sync to an external hard drive, it's just a matter of referencing its drive letter and selecting the folders/files to sync.
I chose Spideroak because they only charge for the amount of storage you want, not by how many computers you install the software on. And as a programmer, it's a bonus to me that individual file versions are saved. Also, your files are encrypted on your computer before they're sent to their cloud - so don't lose your password.
Sigh. Did I not say "pic" and not "photo"? I know these can be tweaks or total impressions. This one happens to be very nice looking to me.
I find most galaxy pics almost ho-hum now but this one is indeed a beauty.
Allow more variety on Start screen
I think the desktop Start screen has a potential to be more useful if widgets were allowed to live on it. Just like on Macs where a key press will show you the widgets screen, why not have some useful things (weather radar for your area, twitter feeds, news headlines, task manager info) on the Start screen as well. Press the Windows key, have a look, press again to close.
Re: Creepy as hell
Agreed. But this to me was creepy first - Theo Jansen's Strandbeests:
To enter a Microsoft Store do you swipe from left to right?
Congressmen will very quickly balance the budget when a law is passed that requires them to draw their pay only on government *surplus*. If not, they should go unpaid.
Google is showing that almost half of them are millionaires, so not getting paid won't bother them. I would figure the holdouts are in this club so they wouldn't care either.
Take my wifi -- please.
I'd be nice if touch screen devices had the option to secure them with - swipes and touches.
(But then some corporate requirement will probably tell you that your smiley face is too weak, it must have at least some hair and one or more ears.)
What I find crazy is that none of these "Smart" dongles (as far as I am aware) allow users to access their "legal" movie libraries, such as Ultraviolet or Digital Copy.
Oh yes, please. Otherwise I don't download the video software to view the "free" digital version of a movie that's included with a dvd. I just rip the movie from the dvd instead.
And then we'll see another Star Wars boxed set .
"The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a warning about the potential dangers of investing in virtual currencies"
I keep getting stuck at this line. I mean, isn't the whole stock exchange one big virtual currency? One day your piece of paper from X Corp is worth ten bucks, the next day it could be a penny.
Siri, can you direct me to the Naval Base in Alameda? It's where they keep the nuclear wessels.
I hate the commercials in the states where a jerk like Montel Williams happily encourages poor people to get a "payday loan" with astronomically high interest rates. I want a law that requires him to make this offer naked while sitting in a vat of lava.
I sure the fine is pocket change for him.
If he'd done this construction in a place where it could remain for other people to use, it might have been cool. But messing up a piece of land just because he has the money makes him look like the typical rich jerk.
I started with a PlayStation because I didn't want to have to deal with video drivers. And I bought a PS2 because it improved the speed and graphics, and was compatible with PS1 games.
In deciding between PS3 and XBox 360, I chose XBox because I thought I'd make more use of the XBox/PC connectivity. This turned out to be a wash, since only the music part worked ok but I couldn't even get home movie AVIs to stream through the XBox to the tv. And the extra apps offered by Xbox - you have to be a Gold member to use them.
So, I have no plans to buy a new console, XBox or PS, because it's easier now just to run games on my computer, and wifi videos to the tv.
Re: ability to discern pictures more quickly than words
Maybe it's Cockney rhyming slang in icon form?
Re: gimp? really?
I'm already not using Photoshop because I can't afford it. And I'm not using GIMP as some sort of political statement. It just happens to work for what I need. Is that not allowed?
I should also mention that I like KompoZer because it provides what I need over Onenote. Should I feel bad for being productive with that software as well?
I didn't say I was, hence the question mark. GIMP provides the subset I used in Photoshop anyway. It's free and runs on Linux, like the person asked.
Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!
GIMP? I run it on Ubuntu, It's fine for what I need to do. I don't miss Photoshop at all.
In the Line of Fire
Not a new idea. In the 1993 Clint Eastwood movie "In the Line of Fire" the assassin made a plastic gun, and put the metal bits into a pen.
If I'm looking to buy or download something, wouldn't it make sense to add the Amazon search to software center instead?
But If they're stuck on adding all of these searches to the dash, at least offer a prefix to limit the search locally, like "my editor" or "my report" so it only looks on my computer for a file or program containing the word editor or report.
They've always reminded me of Gríma Wormtongue. Ill news is an ill guest.
So instead of all phones (except Apple) using the same thin mini-USB cable for charging, there will instead have to be several charging slabs stacked on a counter somewhere for all of the competing units? Plus when traveling I'll have to take one or more of these slabs with me? Great.
Funny, when I google "fair compensation to recording artists", RIAA doesn't turn up at all.
I guess I'm just crazy. I have a two-year-old Windows phone that I like better than the new Android phone I also have. Still snappy, still downloads maps and such quickly.
Probably the only way to make the phone more popular is to bundle it with a Windows computer, with a 6-month prepaid pay-per-month plan.
On my laptop I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox seamless mode under Windows 7. In Ubuntu I use GIMP, Meld, KLinkStatus, and VLC media player. In Windows I use various MS development tools, and one I can't do without: SQLyog.
But even if I had nothing to use in Windows, I'd still use it as a VirtualBox launcher to run different Ubuntu environments. If nothing else it does a great job of that. ;)
Re: *splutter* How much??
In the States I've gotten used to good laptops priced at $400. As Wibble reminds me I've never considered a Sony, they've always been pricey without anything compelling to make it worth it.
But a couple of months ago this life-long Windows user finally bought a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Yes, I would have loved for it to have been cheaper, but now that I have one I don't feel like I've been ripped off. Solid construction, great touch-pad, nice OS.
While I won't be ditching my Toshiba laptop anytime soon, I can see how the Mac hardware/OS integration makes it more pleasant to use.
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