Congratulations to everyone involved on getting up there *safely*. Everything after is gravy.
91 posts • joined 19 Dec 2012
Re: Missed by that much....
Same for me. Funny. Our brains must want something.... ;-)
Cal me a skeptic...
Bets on Apple being "encouraged" or "paid" to create this vulnerability? Something like "do this or your offshore cash stockpile becomes taxable"?
It seems so entirely obvious to be a gigantic security hole? Surely some bright spark would have realized the gaping hole being created?
(Puts down conspiracy hat, walks away...)
NASA video of full flight up to payload separation here:
Looks like a cross between a jellyfish and a large anemone.
Weird looking for sure, but cool at the same time. Definitely something new!
How about this combo?
My 13 year old daughter and I play Smash Brothers a fair bit. I'm over 50. We mention that in our handles so other teams online know what they are up against.
It's quite funny to see some of the reactions when other 2-player teams are beaten by a *girl* and her old man... ;-)
(She plays a mean Jigglypuff, I'm a semi-decent Pikachu).
Re: Pretty offensive article.
In our house we have a Wii U and an Xbox 360. The Xbox gathers dust while the Wii U gets used a lot by the wife, the kids and their friends.
I wouldn't say the prices for Wii U games are much lower than PS4/XB1 titles, but there is a lot of content/value for the money.
Great console - the gamepad gets a lot of use - especially in situations where the TV is in use for other purposes.
Tick, tock, tank
I suspect at least 50% of the reason for the delay is for cost reasons - the sales are down, need to cut costs to keep pumping out those dividends.
What about .bacon? There's a TLD that people will remember.
My twisted brain saw the ".bcn" reference in the article and immediately translated it to bacon.
OK, let's have some suggestions for .bacon domain names...
Get a grip
Surely the author is taking the p*ss out of the announcement?
I can just hear it now when someone reports a drive issue - WD's response "You're holding it wrong".
Definition: To crash land with smashing, crunching force.
Usage: Although touted as a minor technical foible, on-the-scene footage reveals a kersmunching event experience for the pilot.
NOTE: Flight data recorder footage deemed too inflammatory for public disclosure :)
"It is not clear from the response whether the officer in question was in uniform at the time or whether any police equipment was used."
Uniform or not it is highly likely some police "equipment" was put to use!
We don't need no steenkin' hydraulics
" ... unfortunately we didn’t get to recover the propulsion module because we lost pressure in our hydraulic system on descent."
I believe SpaceX may have some experience and advice in that department! :-)
Congrats to the Blue Origins team. Another step towards lowering the costs of getting into space.
OK, so between SpaceX and Blue Origin which one is Ford and which one is Chevy? ;-)
Canada seems to be doing OK on the e-waste front...
Whenever we buy a new item here in British Columbia we are now (grudgingly) charged an "Environmental Handling Fee" that varies anywhere from $0.40 to over $50.00 depending on the item.
At time of disposal these items are returned to recycling centres where they are responsibly managed. Seems to be working OK.
Link to more info for this interested: https://www.return-it.ca/electronics/recycling/
Re: One day they'll realise that...
Agreed on the ad-blockers. Some sites I visit ran like crap until I blocked the ads. Major response improvement!
It is inevitable...
When will we see the first Starbuck's drive-through in spaaaaaaaace..... ?
Remember that old plumbing jingle???
.... "Router rooter!"
" And because margins for server chips aren't quite as razor-thin as they are in the PC market, ..."
I highly, highly doubt Intel's margins on PC chips are razor thin. That is where the bulk of their crazy 50%+ gross margins have come from. The chip prices rarely if ever are reduced once put on the market.
Here is a nice chart of their historical margins....
To the barge!
(rocket lands diagonally and explodes)
- "Dang it!"
To the barge!
(second rocket skews, tips over and explodes)
- "Dang it!"
The tap-to-pay system is in Canada as well. My MasterCard supports it no problem.
We have both tap-to-pay for smaller purchases (where the vendor has an updated terminal) and fall back to chip+PIN in all other cases.
Looks like it passed the sniff test...
Re: Leave Nintendo Alone
In my house we have an XBOX 360 and a Wii U. The 360 is gathering dust. The U gets used by everyone.
I keep rooting for Moller to finally get some decent funding. Lots of decent ideas and lots of basic engineering has been done. Their new rotary engine design looks brilliant!
Re: The flying car
Chocolate + peanut butter seemed to work out OK, though. ;-)
Private Bailey reporting for duty!!
Sounds like something didn't add up!!
Good to hear it's running again!
Same here - 1920x1200 on an HP Elitebook 8730w.
At my company we put customer issues first. If that means stopping some/all mainline development until we figure out the issue, solve it and deliver a fix to the client so be it. Existing customers come first.
Your existing customer base will be loyal and give great support references which in my industry counts for a lot. They are also much more forgiving of other foibles in the product.
Seems MS needs to adjust their priorities.
(Speaking as a Lumia 920 owner)
Jeb Bush rap
Jeb Bush pushed a PST
Without no thought to privacy.
In a panic he did redact
A great big fail and that's a fact.
Look at the plus side....
... it reboots in a flash!!
Meanwhile Intel's price gouging continues.
Their prices are never reduced once a chip comes out. Been watching their price lists for a while now. Since AMD has become not quite so competitive Intel has pretty much owned the medium to high end and it shows. Not impressed.
Re: Fair play to them
Actually it only has one leg. ;-)
But yes the hardware is nice. Surface 3 I give an 8/10. Surface 4 should be a 9/10 with newer Intel 14nm CPUs and Windows 10.
Re: Low end will probably be dropped
From your mouth to....
I also have a 920 and would be seriously displeased if it was orphaned.
Why is nobody landing on this very close body, but instead focusing on a comet n-squintillion miles away?
Surely this must have some very interesting possibilities?
Re: THe problem with the FBI...
Yes the Americans don't mention that too much in their history lessons, heh.
Abort, retry, fail?
Using this on a 1920x1200 laptop...
For goodness sakes! The first article starts 2/3 way down the screen. Did ANYONE test this site for regular HD screen size usage? Copious usage/waste of white space, etc...
Thing is, this isn't a social media site. The same rules about large amounts of white space and "prettiness" don't apply here. We don't have users with grade 5 reading comprehension that need all the help they can get navigating the site.
Who is your target audience? Why do they come to this site?
It's great that the site layout is being tinkered with. Go for it. Maybe in future pilot as a beta site before giving us all heart attacks? ;-)
Thanks for listening.
Re: Come to Vancouver
Tofino - if you want somewhere gorgeous to unwind that's the place. It's worth the drive.
Try to make it there are least once a year...
Oh dear this looks like fail on so many levels.
Powershell 5 and W7 / Svr2K8r2
It doesn't look like Powershell 5 will be backported to Windows 7 or Server 2008/R2? Drat.
Re: Backward compatibility to 7
I am 1000% in agreement and have mentioned this in a different thread.
Windows store will continue to be DOA until we can develop universal apps for W7. An SP2 update will do that nicely. Come on MS, what are you waiting for? It's so "bleedin' obvious".
Burg vs. Borg
Get the popcorn...
Re: Can I...
I would expect that to be an option - either by simply unpinning them from the start menu and/or via a global start menu setting.
I would like the option to put live tiles on the desktop.
OK, it looks like the rush-job that was Windows 8 has finally been beaten into something that is usable. My first suggestion for W10 is to allow live tiles on the desktop.
The Universal Application API also sounds good. I assume this is only for W10, but if the hints of free upgrades from 8.x to 10 are true then that's good news.
As a developer the big, huge bonus would be for MS to back-port that universal API to Windows 7 and make that part of Windows 7 SP2. Some of my clients are only going to be completely rid of XP in the next few months (and installing Windows 7).
Our product(s) are targeting Windows 7 (and Server 2K8/R2) as a minimum requirement. That means Win32/.Net which is supported on 7/8.x/10.
Unfortunately we can't migrate to U-API since we must support Windows 7.
What are the chances of U-API being back-ported? Probably nil. This will be MS's final hurdle to clear - the humongous installed base of W7. I suggest that until they "get it" and backport U-API to W7 their app store will continue to flounder.
This is not Captain Obvious
Windows 2015 - make it consistent with the server naming.
Seems an obvious option...
Shades of Home Depot!
That screen shot looks very, very similar to the self-checkout machines at Home Depot.
Which company is providing the software?
Try talcum powder - really!
Evil pill kills tills, HD wills ill to shills.