49 posts • joined 19 Dec 2012
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.
Re: "Scotland would probably ally with France"
I was just going to suggest a Canadian alliance. Makes sense to me. :)
Re: Can't wait to see COBOL syntax highlighting in KDE's Kate text editor
You would probably be interested in the fact that the MF COBOL has Eclipse integration as well as Visual Studio.
It's going off the tracks...
Crank's tank bank bid shoots blanks thanks to skanky wanks.
Starting to sound like a fire sale to me...
Sounds like a case of pre-ejeculation to me...
Re: Misuse over Misuse
Some sort of African way to sniff out security issues?
So we are being told we need an anti-virus anti-virus?
>> Google Play has no approval process, so tests like this can't be part of it. :)
Well, that's scary! One more reason to avoid an Android phone.
Sounds like the Google Play Store should do this same type of testing prior to approval.
Just couldn't resist...
Courtesy of AC/DC's "Shake a Leg" lyrics, with some tweaks:
Keepin' outta trouble with eyes in the back of my face
Kickin' ass in economy class and they tell me I'm a damn disgrace
They tell me what they think but they stink and I really don't care
Got a mind of my own move on get outta my hair
Shake a leg shake your head
Shake a leg wake the dead
Shake a leg get stuck in
Shake a leg shake a leg
Until there is a good selection of 4K content, why bother?
Reminds me of ....
Watching the vid was rather spooky.
Is Intel getting into the bitcoin mining business?
Well I think this idea is just... well..... er pants!
Of course if anything goes wrong, its "buyer, buyer pants on fire!!"....
Re: Oh, how the mighty have fallen
They're just turning over a new leaf
Sorry, couldn't resist.
The cynic would think the hire could simply be part of a strategy to slow down Nokia's development as much as boosting anything at Apple.
Product name suggestions
- Surface X 2014 R2 V1.0 Limited Personal Edition Metallic Grey
- Surface Pad
- Surface Mini (if that's it I will laugh)
- Surface 3
- Surface Light
I particularly enjoyed the "whooshing" sound of the Calcium ions in the video.
Intel price list says "no"
For the last few years Intel has not been competitive on their chip prices.
Years back when AMD came out with new chips Intel would start to reduce prices. Pretty much every Intel price list revision would show decreases in quite a few areas. These days a price reduction on any chip is an unlikely occurrence.
It would be interesting to see some sort of geographical or national breakdown.
Pops likes it
Just picked up a new ASUS minitower for my dad to replace his old creaking XP box.
Nice machine on sale for $369. 6GB memory, 1TB disk, zippy AMD A8-6500. Came with Windows 8. Upgraded it to 8.1, set dad up with an outlook.com account which gives him online email synced with Windows 8's mail application (replaces old Outlook Express).
Automatically recognized his new Samsung laser printer no problem when plugged in first time. He likes the fact that printing works the same now in all Metro apps (from charms). Now does a nice print preview as well which is a nice touch.
After about an hour dad had it all figured out and thought it was pretty cool. Big smile on his face. He likes the metro UI with the bigger icons and the single-click requirement. Yes he actually liked it, and liked it using a mouse. All the basic apps included such as weather, news and stocks aren't too bad at all, especially for a non-power-user.
So based on my one-person conversion experience for a typical web-browsing and emailing use-case 8.1 seems to work quite well.
Re: Hey El Reg, here's a better source of some of those tasty Twitted comments
And of course the inevitable follow-up.... #Snarknado
I don't think the product managers realized what they were asking for when they demanded a bullet-proof design!
Well obviously for large computational loads
They are looking for improved floating-point performance.
I'll get my raincoat...
They are following Microsoft's lead again
Microsoft's newest tablets are shipping with office built in. For example the newest Dell Windows 8.1 Pro machine (Venue 8 Pro) comes with Office Home and Student pre-installed. For $299 and up that is a heck of a deal!
Apple is starting to feel the pinch more and more!
Had a good laugh - the googleads inserted item was for a movie:
They See Your Every Move
In theatres August 28
Gives new meaining to "A fork in the road".
WTF - Where's The Fork?
Looks like they removed it just in tine..
Well, obviously, it should be called....
Oh dear - is this the start of "design by committee"? Perhaps not but this doesn't bode well for the moment.
What an udderly fantastic idea!
Re: It's a pity
Wii U - there is a larger rechargable battery coming soon for the tablet. It has been shown in Japan.
So far to me the Wii U is the better product - no funky XBone DRM. I expect Sony to have similar restrictions now that MS has broken the ice on that front. Also no rental possibility for games? We use RedBox to try out new games and only buy ones we feel are worth it. And some games you can finish in less than a day! Latest Laura Croft title for example. Very bad $ value.
I suspect the Wii U will get a boost due to:
- no funky DRM issues
- supports rentals
- supports used game market
- less expensive than XBone
IMO the graphics on the Wii U are "good enough". As others have mentioned it's all about gameplay. There are some awesome titles on the Wii such as Xenoblade that are as good as anything on Xbox. Next-gen Xenoblade from Wii U likely to be shown at E3 soon.
I can see the usefulness of the device as an extension to an iPhone. Agree with M7S above.
Instead of people compulsively pulling out their phone and checking for messages/info they can just look to their watch. Something like the Blackberry message light, but on a remote device. This could be quite useful.
I don't see the point of this device as a stand-alone device.
Possible charging source could be a wireless charge from the iPhone itself (next generation) or some other device, possibly similar to the Nokia wireless charging setup.
But in the big picture I just don't see this making a huge difference to Apple's bottom-line. Won't have huge margins. Likely won't spur extra software sales. It will possibly help shore-up their eroding market share in the short term, but long term the me-too products will show up quickly, likely with better features and a lower price.
If this is Apple's next big thing then they are in serious trouble.
Re: Come on wintards get rebooting your servers!
We had an IBM AIX Power 5xx server fail on reboot after being moved between racks. One of the CPU boards had developed a fault and for some reason didn't execute the fail-over cleanly. Dead supposedly redundant server! The techie had never seen the problem before. S*it happens.
NEO - MPLSD micro-satellite network not mentioned??
Follow-up launches are in the planning stages for a new NEO-MPLSD micro-satellite network.
NEO-MPLSD? Near Earth Orbit MaPLe Syrup Defense network. Any stray space bodies will be apprehended by a kamikaze maple-syrup-bearing swarm. Power source? Canada's patented BBRC - Back Bacon Reaction Chamber.
In the odd chance that the back-bacon powered maple-syrup delivery system fails to adjust the offending NEO orbit, at least we can have a tasty treat while we fry.
"Climate scientists link global warming to extreme weather"
Now they are blaming extreme weather as one cause of global warming. What next??
Race to the bottom?
That's nice and all at $169. But at what margin/profit? 5 or 10 dollars???
If I was an HP shareholder I would be pissed. No way HP is going to make any decent money on this. Better off investing in savings bonds or short-term notes. Sigh.
Comedy gold my friend
Java is required to run the scanning tool.
Hee-hee, hohohoho, hahahahaha, whaaaa, hahahaaha hhhhoooooooo...
Elementary my dear
With treacle-down economics!
Round and round she goes
Seems to me they are simply putting a new spin on old ideas.
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