63 posts • joined Monday 1st October 2012 12:01 GMT
Re: I wan't Oricle to win
Absolutely this. The mess that will result can only further point out what a mess the legal systems have become over technology and software.
Starting to envy the folks without access to BT fibre.
How about some cash so that we can have some competition to the clowns that are Openreach. I have suffered the blight of this incompetant monoploy as I have now had three failed attempts for an engineer to connect me over the last month, hence 3 days off work. The next attempt is on Friday the 13th so I am feeling really confident about this. Oh, and I now have no internet at all.
And there is not a damed thing I can do about it as a customer. They are untouchable, with every ISP forced to use them and just as powerless as their customers..
I don't really get it
So this is basically two separate drives in one physical space and behaves exactly like a 2 drive system?
Surely what people really want is a 1TB SSD and so hybrids pretend to be that, but this seems like a backward (and expensive) step. I can'e see any advantage except the two drives into one slot for a small form factor. If so, I don't care about (or for) it.
Smart PR move
Hiring dedicated fans to work on the film is a smart PR move that can only add credebility to the franchise, something that will add $$$ to the bottom line in the end.
I think the forgot to exclude the 41.5 million spambot accounts, which probably also accounts for the mass poor passwords.
The end is nigh! Really?
Rumours of the end of Moore are somewhat exagerated when we see month by month advances in size/power/energe/storage/connectivity/bandwidth/price. There are many, many interesting and promising areas of step-change technology inovations round the corner.
I don't recognise the premis of the article. If you look narrowly at one specific aspect of development you will find a tech dead-end but we have long since moved on from the single notion of cramming more transistors on a lump of sand.
Article a bit light on details, like any! Is this tha same as an MK808/9? If so it's dreadfully over-priced.
Did they ask permission from home owners before transmitting energy across their airspace?
Bigger risk than you think
i used to forage a lot (30 years ago) and regarded myself as a bit of an expert. One day I had an upset stomach and fearing that I may have made an error I did the thing that all responsibile advice recommends. Packed myself of to hospital together with what remains of the mushrroms I had eaten. Well it's a good job my ailement was unrelated because you will get absolutely NO help from our NHS if you do poison yourself. The attitude is "silly hippy go home".
I now never advise anyone to do this and rarely eat anything myself. Any mistake you make and you are on your own, there will be no medical help.
Nice for the enterprise but what about for toys?
I just want to know when we can see consumer 1-10TB devices to play with
While I agree with his point that (publisher) expectation of use is a big problem he seems quite a confused bunny to me.
He complains at all the complex features M$ putrs in and then complains that some of those advances features are not advanced enough. He also seems to complain about and obsolete .doc format that Word doesn't want to use (but he/publisher seems to want to!).
Valid rants but somewhat out of date. Could be worse, think of the mess we would be in of open/libre office were to be the norm (ooh, feeling the downvotes already, heresy!)
Had two Dysons, both shit and didn't last that long, they were early models but I got fed up with them not living up tothe hype. That's a lot of plastic in the land-fill.
Now I have a Henry, it's lasted much longer than both Dysons put together and has far more power.
I do agree with his point about fair testing, but lets hope they count the amount of plastic you have to throw away when it packs up too, not to mention the oil needed to ship them in from Malaysia.
Just wait until Apple finds out someone is writing Apps under the name of eSiri
Change of address
So what if they didn't use a proxy, but just changed address. Perhaps they wanted to use a cheaper host. Did this ruling make the break the law?
The ruling was that stealing the data wasn't ilegal, just they way they gained entry.
I prefer "Micro Men" to all this twoddle
What a shite title.
Go easy on the weed boys, your starting to talk bollocks
@LPF (and LPF)
How does that stack with
"The ITC’s decision correctly recognised that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license,"
Not a problem
This is all a self limiting problem. We have the abllity to generate more data now than is possible any use to anyone, this is because it is cheap and easy, but it still has a cost. When the value of that data diminishes below it's cost to create then the problem starts sorting itself out.
The problem at the moment is that we are in transition, there are a lot of people spending a lot of money in a futile attempt to organise, understand and preserve a lot of worthless garbage. Once they grow up enough to realise they are wasting their time (and money) they will eventually stop.
Data of real value will generally be treated well enough. Some will be lost, no big deal, we will always create some more; that data wasn't as valuable as some would like us to believe in the first place.
No wonder they are not funny
The idea of computers coming up with jokes isn;t hte problem as to why they are not funny, it's those programming the algorithms. Judging by how they came up with LOL and ROFL there is no suprise that the quality of the jokes generated by their software was of the same standard
Made up rubbish
"And that monster - borging individual consciousnesses - could easily be seen as a metaphor for communism, or even consumerism"
Er no. This may have been new to TV but SciFi was a very well established genre in other media by the 1950s. No need to invent metaphors 30 years before they were trendy.
Your mileage may vary
Sky - The thicker the skull, the more effective the advert!
"Arnie played the Terminator in James Cameron's original 1985 film,"
I thought the first was in 1984
I would certainly recommend MINT as the best way to get into Linux. The more people that use Linus the better it will be in the long run and it needs that larger adoption before it can become truely usable for ALL PC uses.
I wonder, how much of the money that Pandora pay goes to the artist? Does an 85% reduction in royalties equate to 85% less to the artist? What about the middle men?
Very dangerous to try to stifle the new media forms. It may be a choice between getting 100% of very little or 15% of a lot.
This is all fall out from the era where a few powerful moguls controlled everything, can we please get over that and move to the bright new world where artists can connect directly to their audience.
As for Floyd, have a cigar, by the way, which one's pink?
Same as Xbox?
Not only Aus, but there is a big price hike for EU/IK punters too, begger even than the XBox hike in percentage terms.
And the people who object don't buy it, but sadly, therea re still too many people in this world that have more money than sense. We still live in a must have society.
Much of Dungeons and Dragons was based on the Dying Earth world.
I wonder how much of these corporate piracy cases are actually just technical infringements caused by the completely incomprehensible licence models that M$ employs.
I wonder how much CO2 the Eadon troll has been resonsible for generating. Probably a lot more than all of MS OS put together!
Try to not do it
I recently build my new main PC. So far I haven't put flash (or any Adobe) product on and hoping to never have to. Only think I have currently not been able to do is watch game promo videos in Steam.
Java too is on my resist list but that may prove harder in the long run as too much excellent software uses it.
I don't care what the target market is. The MK is a much samller, much more powerful device, more RAM and flash, with USB, HDMI, SD and WiFi that you can put Linux on. It does everything these boards do, much more and better for cheaper. You even get a case (which you can cut off if you want your device to look like an unfinished hobby mess).
I was interested in these things until I heard about the MK808. Makes these things look so overpriced and under achieving.
Re: Flash gets worse
Maybe you should have stuck with ferite core? What was wrong with that?
If you can't see the benefits of smaller and higher density storage...
So we have to thank Thatcher for technological advances in an industry that didn't even exist in her day? I think not. Regardless of ploitics and how you think about her it is ridiculous to suggest that things are better now because of her that they would otherwise be. All we know is that we have different technologies and systems now than we did in 1979.
Thatcher did not give me fiber broadband, I know this for a fact because, like most people, it isn't available to me yet.
"Did they think this through?"
Did you think this through? This is enabled by an act of parliment. It is protected by law. look up legal deposit legislation, it's been a round for a long time, this new provision extends that to non-print, something that was granted in 2003 but has only just gone through today 10 years later.
Yes, this has been thought through, a lot!
Andy why is this being done at all? It's for YOU, to make everything that is published (in whataever form) available to the public and forever.
I offer a /dev/null storage archive at extremely competative rates (4 or 6 times lower than the tape storage guys)
I also offer a low cost option for destruction of data should you ever decide you don't need it any longer.
BT always get the blame
It's all too easy to blame BT, but why isn't anyone else able to do this stuff? Is anyone else willing to do this? I wonder if all the problems we have now stem back from the days when the government wanted to open up competition for cable so allowed a bunch of US companies to come in, cream off the profits before screwing everything up and sodding off again, at the same time shackeling BT to make it favorable for said companies to come in and do that.
Not a bad list for the brief. Angreed with many, Start trek is a wtf.
Agree with Contact, that is a seriously good film imo. But a nice little quirky one I remember is Android, rather dated now, covers similar things to Blade Runner (in a different/lighter way)
Shame, could have been a useful article; but went for pompous and unfunny instead.
Not just the exchange
My exchange is currently in the latter stages of the upgrade, due for completion by the end of the month.
My cabinet will still be long lenght rusty wired adsl and will continue to be so for decades after the shiney openreach vans have driven off to pastures new.
Upgrading your exchange is not all it's cracked up to be; but I bet my area will be listed officially as fibre enabled for targets purposes.
Half a billion for a bug affecting some old system that nobody noticed for 18 months.
Meanwhile, everyone has to put up with a retarded choice screen. Thank you EU, and can I say I particularly like having every other site I visit tell me all about cookies. (that one no doubt paid for by M$ first fine).
I wonder how EU will choose to annoy me with this half a billion.
<troll> Linux because one day soon it might actually become usable </troll>
Glad to know no valuable police resrouces were wasted conducting this 3 month investigation. Serious crime is serious!
Re: I wonder what would happen
Dunno, but I'm pretty sure we would all lose
"Kinda like Hibernate but simpler and better"
You mean like sleep? I always sleep my PCs now, they come on in <3 seconds usable. Not quite instant but I haven't worried about boot times for quite a long time now. I have no idea how long my PC takes to boot, I only do it when there is an update once a month and I that happens when I am asleep.
Does it need programmers that cost nearly £10K a month?
For cat stupidity/userland video - no
For a netflix/lovefilm etc like chanel - maybe