Re: Safe functions
Well, yes, the oxcart is retired now, but you have to admit, the A-12 was a cool piece of technology.
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Well, yes, the oxcart is retired now, but you have to admit, the A-12 was a cool piece of technology.
...is the real problem here - why did they integrate a Browser as a system component that has pretty much the same functionality than the Chrome app they offer anyway? Chrome gets regular updates, the "Browser" component only when the OS is updated. What's strange as well, is that other system components like "Google Search" are updated regularly. Why not the browser?
Or perhaps beagleboard's, as the PI's CPU is not the exactly fastest one in the market.
Isn't this discouraged by Raspberry due to a bad performance/Watt ratio?
What those terrorists hate most, is our liberal society which allows free speech and expression.
Our governments plan to reduce them.
The terrorists will be happy to hear this. Mission accomplished, right?
Redmond's not naming who will offer those solutions, but says all will be revealed in January 2015 and that Office 365 customers will be offered generous pricing.
They also don't tell how much these 3rd parties have to pay to get on the list. I'd bet it's not for free, by a long shot.
And what we got was Windows 8.
Hearing Microsoft talking about Awesome gives me the creeps... Windows 98's awesome "active desktop" comes to mind.
If they would make an auction out of it, they could finance the whole mission just by naming one single crater after the revered founder of a certain entertainment giant. He certainly fulfills the requirements, too.
If they would bent a bit and accept fictional beings, they might finance the next couple of missions by naming a few craters after a certain mouse and its friends, too.
The one with the big round ears, please ------------>
between Singapore and Jakarta? I wonder if those coelocanths have taken to chewing cables
Nooo - don't tell the Singaporean gouvernment that cables can be chewed! They might prohibit them!
cheap iPhone with cheap service contract
Well, if you want an Android for some reason, it's rather nasty to sponsor a cheap Iphone for the fanbois. I for my part rather don't like IOS. Been there, was glad to leave.
My solution was to get a feature phone contract, throw the phone away and use the sim in an unlocked handset I bought overseas. For mobile data I use a 3G modem.
Not very comfortable, but it works.
You say "nobody is forcing you to buy the Merc", but at least here in Japan, that is exactly what is happening.
In a car analogy, it would be like Mercedes made a contract with all car dealers in the whole country, to each sell a ridiculous high fixed quantity of Mercedes cars. What is happening here is - all Japanese telcos are giving away IPhones for cheaper contracts than even the lowest spec Android handset.
To come back to your analogy - they will still sell you a Fiat, but you will have to cash out more than for a Mercedes.
Of course, this is not Apple's fault - it's the stupid Japanese telcos that signed such contracts.
For Apple it's a nice situation. They enjoy a 50.4% market share in the home country of Sony, Sharp, Fujitsu, Kyocera, ... and with hardware that doesn't really fit to the Japanese market. As an example NFC is extremely widespread here, but even the IPhone 6's NFC doesn't support the Japanese "seifu Ketai" (mobile wallet) system.
So yes, if you can establish a monopoly by smart contracting a limited channel (Only 3 big telcos here), you can happily gouge the customers. At least until someone else breaks in by offering a better alternative for a reasonable price. In case of Telcos this is difficult, as you need the infrastructure. As a result smart phone contracts here got significantly more expensive here in the last few years. Dumb-phone contracts not so much, as there are still some independent 2G providers around.
Republican minority Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Tuesday. "We live in a dangerous world, and the threat by ISIL only makes it more so."
The sad truth is, the world was always a dangerous place and most likely it will stay this way. That's why police and military were invented and got a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence. To prevent them from misusing this monopoly checks and balances were introduced.
The PATRIOT act weakens these checks and balances. Does this make the world safer? Perhaps. It's trading one risk against another on the cost of your individual freedom.
But is it really a risk? There are so many examples of countries that failed, because these checks didn't work or exist. Military putsches are rather the rule than the exception. Is the US an exception? Again perhaps. The US government seems to be happy to bet on it. Hopefully they don't lose!
in 20 years you can run this your desktop PC.
I still remember, when my university installed a CRAY2 back in the mid 90s. 4 CPUs with 4GHz in ECL technology. And it could do SIMD operations!
Now, where did I leave the floppies with vectorfortan...
edit: Looks, like the CRAY 2's processors were "only" running with 244 MHz. It was the memory that was 4GB. Great looking machine, anyway.
Thank you very much! That is EXACTLY how I feel as well.
Btw: In another post someone wrote that it might be OK, if the servers are open sourced and free to set up. I really don't feel that way. Perhaps if you can set up your own private server, things might be different, but then we are back at single player, anyway.
A real sequel to ELITE is something I waited for since 30 years. Unfortunately online gaming is a big no go for me, so I'll pass that one out. People who want that kind of stuff are probably already on EVE Online. One more of the same is kind of pointless imo.
Btw: the oolite project offers the original ELITE gameplay with all missions as FOSS. I just spend a few days hunting down the constrictor and being blown up by thargoids.
Obviously the wrist is not such a good place to measure body signals. It needs to be worn at a different place. Or maybe it needs some remote probe, that can be put into the ... mouth?!?
Coat please - no, no, not the one stuffed with all this electronics. Mine's the wearable and washable one.
Someone is desperately searching for something IOT can be used for.
Do you bring the solution or are you part of the problem?
Most employees already feel like a hamster trapped in a treadmill.
Now this can be extended to your
private non company time?
Great, just great.
On a more positive note, this kind of tracking might be illegal in most EU countries, so there is still hope.
if they asked how often people texted while driving. There is quite a difference If someone does it once in a lifetime or every 10 minutes.
they sold out for product placement for some car
On the other hand I really liked the way they presented the BMW in "Tomorrow Never Dies". In the English version the car was talking in a "very German" female voice...
And then there was Dr. Kaufman - "Believe me Mr Bond, I could shoot you from Stuttgart und still create ze proper effect." I watched it in a cinema in Glasgow together with some German friends and we nearly died laughing. (Incidentally some of us came from the area of Stuttgart).
For some reason they left that out in the German version, however.
Not bad - build up machines using your customer's prepayment, let the machines mine for you until they are obsolete, deliver machines and repeat.
Or with other words, instead of "Stop digging for gold, and start selling shovels”, you take the money, keep the shovels to scratch up all gold for yourself and hand it over, after the claim is exhausted.
Icon - where they belong to.
But there's still plenty of potential for folks to worry – and scream – about the fact that just about any Android can now sniff networks.
There is already a plethora of WiFi sniffer apps in the playstore. They are quite handy to optimize access point set up and installation.
Google got into trouble by reading and recording traffic data packages from open access points, not for mapping access points, in the first place.
That said, there might be some patents on geomapping of WiFi access points, so Mozilla should still carefully check things with their legal department.
@ Anonymous Coward
Expiring minds want to know..
Is your mind running on a office 365 licence?
quick - let's run for the hills!
On the more cynical side, it could also benefit the employer as female employees would be under less pressure to have children earlier in their lives and as such could put in a few more years of long hours and heavy productivity for their company before starting a family.
Unfortunately the main limiting factor are not the eggs, it is the uterus. After reaching 40 or so, the chance that an egg nests in, decreases dramatically. Where it might help, however is to conceive healthy children, as the risk for a genetic defect increases with age. So this program might help people to get children later, but not by a huge margin.
And let's face the facts - one of the reasons for the low birth rate in developed countries is, that the family planning of many people often doesn't fit with the biological clock. Many seem to suddenly have a child wish when they reach middle age (part of the mid-life crisis?) and then it is just a bit too late and risky to conceive. If this program helps people to get healthy children and be happy, why should anyone be against it?
That said, yes, this can only be one small part of the package. Proper maternity benefits, child care support, etc. are certainly more important.
Hawaiian volcanism is of a different kind than the one found around the ring of fire or other continental fault lines. They are shield volcanoes, fed by a hot spot. Their magma is very hot and much less explosive than what is found in other places (Japan or Indonesia, for example). That said, Yellowstone caldera is also fed by a hot spot and it is a monster. Good old earth has a lot of nasty surprises for us, but the Hawaiian islands are probably one of the safer spots.
I'm assuming this is just some developer testing feature that got left on
Sure, with two servers, connected to the internet that receive user data of a million readers. These just happened to be set up by accident and no-one noticed...
(Where is the irony icon?)
Are they talking about miming "I will survive" while wearing too many sequins?
No, I am quite sure they are talking about "trying to evade profiling and thus reducing our
loot ad revenues".
I always wondered on what kind of strange user data Microsoft based their ribbon interface on. So it was based on the behaviour patterns of people playing around with beta software? Interesting approach...
I wonder why the video contains so many silent sections. Could it be that all faecal words were cut out? Pity - "shit oh no, they didn't" would sound so much more funny in this context.
... what they really want is privacy?
No, they already sold away their privacy to a tabloid which wants to make sure the rights stay exclusive. I wouldn't be too surprised if all these security measures are part of the contract.
Strange that 75% of the x86 server market is Windows then (as per Forbes)....there must be a lot of idiots out there. Or perhaps you are the idiot....
I would up-vote you for realizing that there are many idiots out there, but I would have to down-vote you at the same time for implying one of them could be a fellow commentard.
...Qwerty for UK and everywhere that uses it, Qwertz for France etc.
Only if the French would speak German. "qwertz" would be the German version. French keyboards use "azerty" layout. That said, I wonder if there will be a Japanese version and what kind of layout it will have. (Probably US standard?)
It's the changes to Safari that bug me.
No problem, just install another browser that suits you better...
I wonder why everybody here only complains about the user interface and TIFCAM stuff. The far more important point IMO is the way Microsoft tries to force people into their cloud and their
crappstore. And I don't see that this would change with windows 9 (or whatever it will be called).
I bet they cracked one or the another phone during development as well. I suppose that they just punished the "careless" developer, instead of giving him a bonus for finding the weak point before series release and changing the design.
Hmm, it happened on a flight from Australia to Fiji? A few hours of luggage roasting in the Australian sun, waiting for the connection flight? Sounds very probable. No need to call that guy names. Could have been a bloody electric toothbrush or a shaver as well. Lately both contain lithium cells. Usually it is OK to have devices with built in or plugged in batteries in the luggage.
And I suppose most people will probably carry a spare battery for their digital camera or two.
But no - that could never happen - our precious airlines always treat their customer's property with the utmost care and respect, right? ... right?
"As a serious user (dissident, whistle-blower, diplomatic or military user) I would now be waiting for the bad guys come and get me with their water-board,"
It's the good guys that play around with waterboards. the bad guys simply shoot you.
Edit: Icon - 'cause the whole thing seems to be a bad joke...
... It must be crippled in some other way as well.
As written in the article. The screen size is limited. That said, I wonder if there are other limitations, similar to the castrated XP they shipped with the netbooks. Those were limited to 1024x600 resolutions and 1GB memory. Also the Netbooks were all 32bit, though I am not sure if that particular limit was mainly imposed by Microsoft or by Intel.
netbook portable described in the article has 1024-by-600 resolution and ships with 1GB RAM. Happy swapping time! Don't damage your eyes!
Wouldn't a simplified launcher be enough for the job?
Let's check in the play store...
"launcher for elderly" finds about 250 apps. Some of them looking quite good.
That said, it would be nice to have a out of the box solution with a pre-installed launcher, so perhaps there is a real market need...
online can expose people to ideas that challenge their world view, make them feel less exceptional ...
As do most forms of education. But is that really such a bad thing?
They forgot to mention the always fashionable umbrella hat. It just needs a rain sensor to open automatically.
And let's connect it via bluetooth to the spectacle wipers!
3D is annoying and should go away, especially as an additional cost, as if you don't want to watch it in 3D you get stuffed into a small screen - if I wanted to watch on a small screen I would be at home. Films like Dredd were actually worse for the 3D too (highlighted the noise in the dark scenes).
I completely agree with you. I don't understand why movie theaters don't offer special spectacles with two identically polarized glasses for people that don't like 3D. That would be trivial to implement with negligible additional cost.
I suddenly realised why this windows 8 tile design always looks so familiar. They use square areas with no more than 3 colours in each block. Looks like I'm not the first one to realise it:
Here you can find a comparison of economy seating of different airlines.
My personal feeling is, that the seat pitch is even more important than the seat width.
If I look at the new 787s, I don't see a lot of improvement in this regard, so I have little hope for what the airlines will use in the new Airbus models. Most likely they will cramp in whatever they can.
Btw. as far as I'm concerned with they can keep their 3D stuff. I would already be happy with a good OLED or IPS screen that is viewable, even after the guy in front inevitably reclines the seat as soon as the seatbelt light is off.
The I phone is not waterproof, so...
Mine is the one with the IPX6 rating...
Does it fit in an average pocket still? If not, then you may as well have a 7 inch tablet instead.
I heard that the reason, why it is named "Passport" is because it has the same size than a passport.
So yes, just like a passport, it will fit in most pockets.
"We help people get stuff done. Stuff like term papers, recipes and budgets."
Hmm, no mentioning of programming, server administration and other professional IT tasks?
Should we start worrying?
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