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Ok, here's what I don't get. If these are perfected, how many will use these and for what? I REALLY hope they get them perfected, but a void is remaining in my mind for it's practical application to make it worth wild for the masses. What I see for it's applications are almost solely in the field of engineering: Aviation, Medical, Mechanical etc... Of course there is perversions too like pornography and spying.
Dunno. If I had a fully functional set here before me would I be addicted to it, or would it turn into that thing that is explained to visiting friends as being "really cool", but really dusty.
Re: computing the value of computing
"Enhanced computing power is not something that will result in benefits to all people."
You're absolutely right with this. I had to upvote you because you had none...and that to me is scary and odd.
I'm under the belief that people can just be too attached and rightfully passionate about something that it makes them temporarily blind to the wider scope.
BTW, spending on computing isn't drying out. The NSA might have a few words to say on computer spending, and I really don't want to know how much they have spent for how long.
Re: As a music service/radio replacement Spotify is so horrible...
Honest words, but I think your throwing a hot dog down a hallway (makes no sense here). Seriously, have you seen the trash going for billions these days? It makes energy monopolies (or something I'm failing to remember) look like the answer to economic depressions. There will be people jumping from rooftops soon enough.
Is anyone reading it any different?
Whatever....I ran out of internet the day Time Warner took over my ISP.
Re: And yet...
"Anecdotal evidence from teenagers..."
Even if that is true (and I'm skeptical...and I hate Mac), that is only because the jelly of the month calendar has better pictures this year than last. Everything pushes and pulls so quickly with mobiles that in my opinion no 1 manufacturer is king to people no matter what the market share shows. Sure, someone always has to sell more than others, but in the mobile world all interests are mobile.
Yeh, I read that like WTF exactly? You can take that 1 way and it can work (maybe they supply extensions to GCC?), but the way it is worded seems to be going the wrong way. I'm assuming the author believes that if you use C then you can only use the GCC compiler? All C is "GCC"? ... jeesh, I wish...or maybe I just wish there was only 1 compiler.
Re: Actually it may be a "win"
"Developing for a *nix environment makes a port to linux/OSX more likely."
Makes no difference, but people seem to always believe that.
Once you quickly get away from the standard library and POSIX (and you do) you are targeting platform dependent procedures. This is when you loose portability, even between Linux versions. You can make pure portable C applications by using standards, but eventually with video games you're going to have to break standards and do what you must to optimize. Non-standard code can still be made portable, but even if it compiles with just warnings, something is going to go missing (as usual, you should expect 95% error).
Video games aren't meant to be portable, they're meant to be fast.
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
Don't forget, the launch PS3 had the Yellow Light of Death like the launch XBOX 360 had the Red Ring of Death. The PS4 is stumbling a bit, but so will the XBone. Give it a year and both will have bad RAM and failing PSU's.
Where's the porn?
You might find some gamers that will be a hard sell, but every porn gazer is a money shot.
Reality Vs. 3 billion.
Something is going to give soon, and reality will come crushing down. The nature of this ballooning beast that is micro services all depends on distracting 1 user from something else. Eventually they'll all be distracting each other, away from each other, and nobody will have time to pay attention to any of them.
Am I jealous of these guys? Extremely. Imagine becoming a billionaire from sending pictures, and only pictures? BTW, please check out my picture over there ----->
Now PAY ME!
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
People don't buy consoles for cutting edge technology, they buy it for the couch and kids. For 400usd it does very well for what it does. That being said, the lock-in on these things are remarkably bad. People usually argue lock-in exists across all computers, but on a gaming consoles, the whole thing is caged.
"By that time UHDV 8K 32MegaPixel movies, tv shows and PC gaming will have become a reality already.."
The line count and bitrate (any fair bitrate at least) only matter if you plan on getting a very, very large screen. 8K for tv's <= 100 inches should be almost indistinguishable from 4K. So unless you plan on having something like a 50 foot TV in your house (or as your house), then what does it matter?
Re: Oh Microsoft
Duuuude...I have Tux hanging from my car mirror and shower head.... and even I can spot you trolling.
Did I down vote you? Hehe, NEVER...troll on (Get Em!) :-).
P.S. This was posted from a Windows 7 machine...I totally fucked up with apt-get install -f. Goddamn multi-arch dependency bullshit....fuck 64bit everything!
0 -> drunk...why? or is this a new horizon?
"... no longer getting any alcohol poisoning whatsoever..."
Correct, so this can be something unique. However, even if his statements and claims are 100% truthful about his new found affect, becoming drunk is a gradual decay that can be managed. So for full blown alch's, this might be very good news, but for those of us that like the gradual decay of perception...well let's just say I don't see how going from 0 -> drunk is a great new curve to the appreciation of drinking.
That being said, what if I took 100 of these pills at once? Could I experience something that was once impossible due to poisoning? If your really think about it, there might be a new horizon of reality if you "overdose" on such a thing.
P.S. I PROMISE I posted this drunk...I'm fuck'n wrecked. Great FIRST article to read right now...GREAT!
Re: Fraud, and the only punishment is paying court costs for the defendants?
"Jail time would be more appropriate."
I agree with your emotion Jonathan, but I think we both agree that if jail time was served, it wouldn't be just. Why?
Jail time wouldn't exceed more than 6 weeks, and these fuckers deserve 6 decades. Bullshit white collar crimes somehow go unpunished when you compare the start to the finish.
If the world was just, they would be hit by $81,000...81,000 times.
Re: Missed the boat
Well, Google claims to have some hot products!
Re: Makes Sense
Right so, you're imagining the barge out in the middle of the ocean, Eddy Ito is imaging the USS Forrestal, and I'm imagining it touching the ocean floor. Apparently the only people with appropriate imaginations, do not work at Google.
Fuck, I'm going to opening just in case any of this goes down. I'll be the guy laughing in a life vest holding a fire extinguisher, we'll get drinks.
"...how exactly does being on a "barge" offer any new way to explore strange new technology..."
Well being able to touch things is nice. Imagine a barge full of people wearing Google Glass, then imagine the barge touching the ocean floor.
"No additional coding will be necessary."
When you have to mention that for image swaps, you're clearly addressing FaceB0rk users. Did I just state the obvious?
Seriously though, someone at work asked me once if I could help them "design" their FaceB0rk page. I told them "Hell yeh I will !", but I think they caught on to my intentions because they never got back to me. Turned out they weren't into beastiality anyways, so they probably chose wisely.
Aim Down Sights
I'm going to have to troll this one out and ask...Just another target for Amazon?
Seriously though, I'm not sure I see much need for this in regards to 3D modeling. However, what Otoy is presenting is a nice finished product of the possibilities for other markets. So, to continue trolling, I can see Amazon sniping this application and rolling it out to all markets that require automation of any sort, then of course finally bumping Otoy out of the way with a future product that just so happens to have the ability to be slightly tweaked to handle 3D rendering.
Not gonna lie, at this point I'm seeing pretty much all companies dealing with Amazon as future targets. That being said, getting start up companies to feel for markets and do all the R&D for you...well that is pretty slick.
Multimedia over WiFi...pass.
"...then wired ethernet is not the fastest solution around either."
In regards to multimedia, no of course not, but it is standard and doesn't require EVERYONE to use ThunderButt/USB. The cost of draping ThunderButt or 22/24 AWG with 4/5 conductors EVERYWHERE would be outrageous. The cost of the shielding for the cables alone would render any debate about it laughable. Then we have the power issue... The power requirements are going to have to be unusual, because 1 thing that isn't mentioned commonly in regards to USB is signal loss (shielding can't cover everything). It's basically a deal breaker for any type of multi-tier networking. To be honest, I've never seen it done unless you count host to host over 6-8 feet, but of course it isn't meant to be done any further.
Without a standard RJ-45, you're pretty much the "cool kid" in the corner who reminds everyone else of the cost they must incur if they want to deal with you.
Re: Who's freaking who?
"The US govt. doesn't have the power to make Apple lie."
Of course they do. What do you think Apple, Google, etc... have been forced to do for all these years, tell half truths? No, they've been forced to lie. If it wasn't for Snowden, they'd still be lying about any involvement at all. If it wasn't for Snowden, companies like Microsoft would still be forced to lie about backdoors in Excel.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, they will of course be forced to lie other ways. Whatever lie creates plausible deniability for both sides will be chosen. If only 1 side can have it, it will be the governments. But make no mistake, the lies will still be forced. What good is a lie if it doesn't sound truthful?
"They would just remain silent on the subject."
No they can't. They have the right to make money and sound respectable, even if they are lying. Now to cover up lies, they are using more lies to slow cash loss.
Wait what? So Nokia is still going to exist after the deal?
Right, they haven't. But doesn't that raise the question of: If Nokia isn't maning the R&D ship, who the hell is? Someone has to be making the calls, but for whom? If neither is currently doing any R&D at all, when in the hell is there going to be another product...2020? Now if one of them is, who's bottom line is that affecting, and is it affected before or after the deal goes through?
Re: Put the pixels on the screen
"...then all you need to do is find a way to execute it from there."
That isn't exactly as easy as you make it sound. In fact, this is the real problem behind this exploit. Somehow Microsoft has allowed execution of code that doesn't have to have tight bounds checks and no validation of what it has just copied. With that kind of code, is pointer manipulation really a surprise? No, it's not only expected, it's in many ways the correct default behavior.
My take is that Microsoft is just assuming that the train will arrive on time, because it left on time. There is a whole lot of "What The Fuck?" in that considering this is billion dollar corporation.
Re: Who's freaking who?
I would like to add, that the PATRIOT Act is one hell of a bitch.
Pretend England* sends me a letter of "concern". My country (U.S.A.) knows of this letter, and since U.S.A. treats England like a brother from another mother, my country will tell me I can't say shit about this letter, even though it's from England (Contesting England is very much like contesting my own country...very).
Obviously the bond between England and the U.S.A. is overkill, it doesn't have to be even remotely that strong. It could be a letter from a country like "Changing-Dictators-Daily...But-We-Have-Oil" that could force my mouth shut.
* It doesn't even have to be a country, it could just be ma and pa's bootleggers from around the corner...in any country
Who's freaking who?
"...because Apple has not received any information requests from the government there."
"Apple notes, "the U.S. government does not allow Apple to disclose..."
As a reminder to everyone, Apple's phones now have a fingerprint scanner. As long as that scanner can make a unique identifier from a human finger, it can distinguish humans uniquely. So Apple can throw up whatever charts and figures they want, they'll never be transparent under the PATRIOT Act. So why are these companies in my country still pretending they have a choice in the matter? $$$$$
"...some exclusivity like the liquid metal deal."
But that isn't so exclusive. Apple only has 1 player on lock in, and liquid metal is being produced by more than one company. So, what Apple really has is a loaded gun for when the competition pulls out theirs.
Sadly, competition doesn't seem to be interested in making better phones, not at all. What they are interested in is putting preexisting inventions on phones and claiming it's "innovation", they couldn't care less about improving the existing quality of them, let alone actually coming up with something unique to the world. I mean this for all players, not just Apple, Google, Sam....
Of course, without all the bullshit of hobbling around pretending to have done it first, there wouldn't be any patent wars because they would of actually have had done it first.
Way to derail the thread. There isn't even a touch of comedy to it, It's just blatant.
If people like Eadon get banned for derailing a thread into anti-Microsoft, then shouldn't people also get banned by derailing a thread into anti-Linux?
This user is posting as Anonymous Coward, so there is no we can tell if this user is commonly seen in fashionable troll attire.
That is my thoughts. It would be interesting to know which other companies are already paying up for these. The URL patent seems a bit broad, so if that patent is holding water, Twitter can't be alone in having to work with them.
But, right...violating a patent trolls patent is one thing, but violating I.B.M.'s patent is a whole different matter entirely (just ask SCO...if possible).
Re: Sysco and quality
You don't like the food off the "Roach Coach", or their company slogan..."Hey, it's better than rat food!" ?
If memory serves, Sysco was NOT allowed to donate food to Ethiopia due to health regulations around ~1980. Maybe it was GFS? Dunno, one of them is pretty good and the other sells rat meat.
skelband: "Malaria is a big problem, but Bill Gates has a severe case of short-sightedness."
Dude, if you really think it through, you'll withdraw your post. You just revealed WAY too much about your life experiences.
For Christ's sake, what the hell is up with these FaceB0rK users?
Re: "Adobe's Flash Player plugin...
Dude... did you just stop reading at that point, or did Flash crash your browser?
"But Firefox users will only be able to dodge the click-to-run warning if the version of the Flash plugin they have installed is the latest one."
Re: Isn't this exactly the way Blackberry crashed and burned?
"From computer to MP3 player, from MP3 player to..."
Now you make me want to send hate letters to the MPEG. But you're right, mp3 was Apple's fire escape, the mobile phone just rebuilt their burned out building.
BTW, let's don't forget that Apple did try other markets. It wasn't that they didn't try, it was simply that they were horrible with their lock-in efforts.
"...you don't even need a web server to host your application."
First off, there has to be a web server involved somewhere, that is just a matter of reality (unless this starts with FTP or NNTP or some shit like that...AMZN:// ?). Depending on how you mean "server", a web server isn't just about <tags>, it can add a level of security. And what about XSS attacks? With this much dependency on JS can these be exploited even further or slicker than in the past? (I really don't know the in's and out's of XSS, so they're real questions, not rhetorical).
I guess in the end, no web server equals 1 less security risk, but also 1 less security level. So this changes nothing, well of course besides locking customers further in.
The curtain raises.
Figures it would be Brits showing a bad influence...again! Pfft...the British are such a pain in the ass.
If the U.S.A. would just stop communications with the British, we wouldn't be corrupt! But nooooo, we have to be guilty by association.
Hating America Is A Crime !
Re: Quite misleading.
It's sort of free :-/ It's free until Cisco stops the paying the bill. It is a BSD license, and from what I read the distribution of source is just as free as the binary. I gather that each build for each platform will be subject to royalty, not each individual download.
But, it's a nice intermediate solution, to a hopefully not-so-long problem.
Re: What's the obsession with Xbox One?
"I haven't seen this feature in Windows"
This is far from unique., maybe farther than the rest listed here.
KDE has it, but via the "always on top"/focus button that can be assigned to any window. I use tiling and focus daily. I still like to run my shell and editor separately, so I can keep the editor on top at all times. What is nice about the focus button is that if 2 are both enabled, they behave like normal windows, but all other windows will remain on the bottom. When tiling, this has beneficial effects not immediately noticeable.
Of course this isn't unique to KDE, I remember using focus in windows 95 (might of had to use "Blinds"). Also, for some reason I remember using it on MAC before that, can't be sure, but I think OS 5 had it.
Re: Xbox one inspired??
Why did my last post just post AC? I have NEVER checked that button. Even when I went to edit, it wasn't even checked, yet it retains AC status......?
What's in a zero anyways?
I can't help to think that some at Adobe thought..."Hey, let's just divide the number by 10 so it still seems large, but we can't ever disclose the real number". Basically, I'm betting they intentionally lied. And the fact that source code was lifted is a huge pie in the face. Does Adobe keep the source code right next to the coffee pot?
This cloud thing isn't working out so well for them, maybe they should loose the cloud and stick to what was working to being with.
"...watch out, Eucalyptus, your partner might just be gearing up to trample you."
Gee you think? Amazon is turning into the new Microsoft. Build them up, lock them in, stab them in the back. Amazon's current track record only proves this, and somehow people willing to do business with them are still blinded by the dollar signs in their eyes. I hate Amazon, but I have no sympathy at this point for people who are willfully staying blind.
Re: Guy was lucky.
You're correct. This is why the industry needs to stop being so cheap and start using liquid metal. If it was liquid metal, it would even stop a 9mm hollowpoint, possibly, possibly a 45. Of course it might save a life or 2, but think about the loss of sales due to broken screens :-/
"...have you ever seen the innards of a Samsung fridge/freezer?"
Finally!!! I'm glad to see someone finally balls'd up and compared the construction of a mobile phone to a freezer! Only Apple fans are this unique and innovative.
I think my car engine might be dirty, can you confirm this if I send you pictures of my ass?
Re: Xbox one inspired??
I have to agree with you Tom. Anyone who has used multiple desktops over the last 15 years would of just put these "new" features in a bullet list, nothing else. The fact the author did the exact opposite tells much about their exposure. While the XBOX tie in reveals the authors age, I don't think the author is even old enough to know that you NEVER relate a Microsoft product directly to Linux, no matter if it is valid or not! :-) Mmmm, Fresh Meat!
"Cinnamon 2.0 will no doubt be a big selling point for Linux Mint 16 when it does arrive."
Really? Then KDE should be the market killer for Mint! Is Mint really this far behind on features?
XBOX SNAP ! SNAP ! XBOX SNAP !
Re: "In Australia it's legal to sell region-free DVD players"
Well, now, to sell non-region locked players is probably a "restrictive trade practice"...so at least you still have the sentiment :-/
Soon, to sell players of any type will be restricted. In 10 years you'll probably have to download everything DRM riddled. No worries, if you can't afford a dongle for your TV and an internet connection, there will government subsidies to help you "get on your feet". Of course there will have to be tax hikes, of course.
I'm tired, but I read the entire article believing this was Melbourne, China...which I didn't know existed.
Now that I understand it is Melbourne MELBOURNE, I feel like I'm being trolled. Is this article real or is the MPAA eating 10 strips for breakfast? Those numbers are ridiculously wrong. Maybe their Anti-Piracy Script Generator printed up too many zeroes, and named the wrong city and country. Hey, I've written buggier scripts :-/
Hating America Is A Crime !
Re: A force for good?
That is what makes it such a blatant lie. Nobody running Chinese labor should ever consider themselves a force for good. Now a force for good marketing bullshit, sure O.K.
Apples still sucks, thanks for the confirmation Cook.
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