122 posts • joined 1 Aug 2012
I actually believe this
Most companies I'd be very skeptical.
But somehow I believe this might happen.
I'll continue to use gvim.
This won't be better.
Time to buy
Yay, cheap bitcoins. I'll be buying. Some. Not going to spend my life saving on it, but it seems like it might be a good time to risk 1% of them as nothing fundemental has changed about why it's a good idea.
Can we please just stick to http for 99% of things, and https where necessary?
This http2 stuff seems to be incredibly complicated to no actual benefit.
What is that?
A quick poll round the office, not one person had ever heard of them.
Which seems strange given how many users they are claiming to have.
/not evidence, just strange
I has a lot of respect for tesla.
But if they turn evil by talking to apple then they entirely lost it.
I have a synology device which I think works really well.
How does this compare?
Sound like a "feature" that nobody could possibly want.
I had no interest whatsoever in this at all until all this fuss.
Now I'm finding myself wondering where I can get it.... Noooo!
Maybe they can come to a deal and try again...
The other issue
The other issue is that it's no good having a sign if there is no reasonable way to look at the sign and opt out which is essential impossible for most of the cases given here. The sign is pointless if you can't say no I don;t agree to this, and have reasonable alternatives.
Re: There was a time.....
Couldn't agree more!
I'm not yet at the age where I need this, but mid 40s I have got to the point where it's not quite as easy to see close as it used to be. And I broke my arm a few years ago and my right thumb and first finger never *quite* entirely recovered their strength. I don't have any actual problems using modern equipment, but a bit of thought and it could be so much easier.
It meant I couldn't read my work email on the way to work and couldn't read some web pages I wanted to (not for work). Not entirely happy...
But it's fairly reliable normally. I've had few problems over the last two years.
A short outage every year... ok...no big deal.
If this happened several times a year I'd be unhappy. But it hasn't.
I don't understand
Can someone explain what has happened here?
I don't understand what the organisations involved are, the connection between them, or what exactly has happened. The article doesn't seem to explain that very well...
Re: Can't resist
I don;t buy that many games but these days when I feel like a new game I *first* look what it available on Linux and if there is anything I like I'll buy that. I'm not going to buy a game *just* because it runs on Linux, but I will look there first now and only if there is nothing I want will I look for windows games. I'd rather run it on my linux machine than my windows machine (which I keep mostly for gaming now).
"What I don't understand is why any company in the past has paid attention to him?"
Because at least in part it's *his* company. The management are the people employed to run the company he owns (in part).
Good, this should damage apple or at the very least distract them.
I dislike Icahn immensely but he's doing some good work here :)
The real problem is that the contract you are given to sign does not accurately reflect the contract that you are lead to believe you are agreeing to. Yes you should read and agree to the details. But if the advertising and the person in the shop tells you the price is £19.99 a month for 2 years then that's what it should be even if the document they give you to sign has a little star by that claim.
I don't want them to have to spend half an hour going through a boring contract with you in the shop, but the law for consumer contracts should simply be that any terms and conditions that are not what a reasonable person would expect from the advertising and what they were told in the shop should not be enforceable.
Why would my computer have a microphone?
It's a computer, not a phone.
Just get rid
They just need to admit that metro apps and everything about their interface on desktop PC from the apps themselves to the tiled start menu is a complete and utter disaster for both usability and functionality and just scrap the whole thing. Seriously. The whole thing is just an unmitigated disaster.
Microsoft need to admit that their phone style apps for windows (I don;t even know what to call them, which is a symptom of the whole fiasco) are just awful and nobody wants them, and that their new start menu is simply *worse* than the product they had before.
Scrap the whole thing while retaining the nice things widows 8 did otherwise, and call it windows 9 and they'd sell a load :)
I laughed at all the people a few years ago calling google evil
Turns out they were right.
I was a huge google fan a few years ago. Now I can't wait for my android phone contact to expire so I can cut my ties to them completely.
It uses the Wolfram language?
I can't see it going anywhere then, that is just a great big huge mess.
They'll stop this
Eventually we are going to end up with an internet where you are only allowed to connect to shopping sites, approved entertainment sites run by large companies, and google.
If only the graphics were better this would have made a really nice steambox.
Good luck even finding if I have any bitcoins, let alone stealing them!
My private key doesn't exist anywhere so can't be stolen. It can be generated at any time though using an algorithm from a long passphrase stored only in my mind. So good luck telling that I have any, let alone stealing them!
(And yes I know there are other risks while making transactions etc...)
Re: Tulips !
So use a wallet that doesn't download the entire blockchain. There are several choices, they use an online service to get information but your wallet is still secure on your pc.
Re: Bittorrent Sync
Another +1 for bittorrent sync. It works very well indeed and seems to be secure.
How can an ISP that doesn't provide ipv6 access be legally called an internet service provider. Sure they provide an internet service, but the name kind of assumes that they provide a proper connection.
We need to come up with a name for "ISPs" that don't provide a proper connection to the internet and start using that to distinguish them from actual ISPs,
" These gizmos are called beacons and the idea is that they beam data - anything from vouchers to details about the location -"
So it will be used almost exclusively for beaming spam and other advertising at people then? So nobody will ever turn it on?
Re: I don't want any of this.
Sure, and that's fine.
If they want to go off their own way producing stuff nobody wants then that's up to them.
The problem is that they also have a lot of good stuff, and it's not fun to have to decide if putting up with the bad stuff forever is worth the gain.
I don't want any of this.
Does anyone want any of this?
They seem to have had a meeting where someone asked "How can we make linux worse" and all their recent decisions are based on it.
Maybe not so bad
Patent claims usually make me angry,
But this time it looks like the patents concerned were for reasonably innovative improvements to the radio reception that were not essential to making a phone. The kind of thing that patents actually exist in order to encourage.
But I dont know the details well enough I guess
What do you expect
They paid far too much for their device so of course they are going to pretend they love it.
Objectively apple sell overpriced gear that few people buy. It's just that those who do waste their money on it go on and on and on about how good it is so they can feel they didn't waste their money,.
It's not aimed at high security
The purpose of these locks is to stop your friends from picking up your phone and sending joke messages, or to stop the person who picks up your phone from your desk from making chargeable calls. For those this level of security is fine for the convenience it gives.
As long as people know this...
The real reason...
The police and courts already extensively use people's phones to try to prove people's locations when they are accused of a crime. But there is always the defense that it wasn't you that had the phone. That it had been stolen for example.
But now they get to "prove" it must have been you carrying the phone because you unlocked it with your fingerprint.
Basically it's just an upgrade to the government tracking devices that most people _pay_ to carry around with them.
The scary thing is that this would have seemed like paranoid ranting a year ago. Now it just seems obvious.
They are not using tablets or smartphones as computers. They are using them as media players and simple games consoles. They are not computers, I don't know why the press thinks they are.
I really dislike dyson
I've read quite a few reports of them doing this over the years.
Basically when I bought a cleaner my main requirement was "anything except a dyson".
My main problem with the surface pro is the price. It's just a bit too expensive. When I compare it with a nice samsung ultrabook or something, I can just get a much more capable computer that's sufficiently portable for my use for the same price.
If they were to find a way to cut the price by another 25% or so then it might be worth it to me. They do look quite nice
Back to software...
Hopefully they'll get back to making software for computers.
Not trying to switch to making software for phones or shiny toys.
Not trying to build expensive hardware.
But making great software for general purpose computers.
Yeah, I don't expect so either
That's what put me off
It saying "Beats by Dr Dre " is what put me off buying a HTC One X.
But it's important
But it's important that people stop using cash. How else are the government going to track what you had for lunch?
The biggest problem
The biggest problem is the name. MariaDB just doesn't sound like a proper database product.
It shouldn't matter, but somehow it does.
Why does one have to win?
Surely both free and paid for content will co-exist?
I'm happy to pay for a certain amount of TV quality work, but there is also a lot of material out there that I'd not pay for and I don't see why it would go away
Rule of law...
There is quite a high correlation between the "rule of law" in a country and it's economic success. Those countries that have predictable, fairly enforced, open laws generally do better than those that don't.
The USA seems to be determined to lose it's reputation for this recently. Between things like this, and the prism stuff they are slowly losing their reputation as being a good place to do business. They've not lost it yet, but at some point it's going to make a difference when people start deciding they don't want to do business with USA companies because they don't feel safe in doing so.
They need to be careful and start thinking how all this looks to people.
Instead of sending a radio wave I'd set up an array of 25 billion lasers all in a grid. Make them tiny, out of LEDs. And then send the data in parallel. Keeping it in focus would be tricky but that's just engineering :)
Re: Stop whining and do it yourself.
I like the ability to read some articles at home, some on my phone web browser, some at work, and have it know what I read. Not sure if any installed programs can do that?>
Well ok, I understand this.
No point spending so much money and effort making a service that's stretched far beyond it's means.
However I sent them a significant (to me) donation 2 weeks ago or so. I'll not be entirely happy if I then get kicked off, but I guess it was a donation, not a payment for services, so I won't get too upset.
They need to go back to basics
They seem to want to shovel in everything can think of making the whole thing an utter mess.
If this is true they've amazingly managed to make 8.1 *worse* than windows 8 which takes some doing,.
Only £389 per GB at my estimation.
That hardly seems cheap even at the new prices.
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