287 posts • joined Wednesday 4th July 2007 09:13 GMT
Re: I think he holds both patent and prior art ...
"Also, he's a hero. People hate, but effectively he's living the dream. Doesn't matter how he got there."
I'm not aware of this new definition of hero. Usually the dictionary suggest selflessness rather than convictions for fraud and blatant attempts at IP theft as criteria for the honorific.
Re: Autodesk have been doing something similar for years
The difference is that if you don't pay the sub to Autodesk you still have access to the product you initially purchased. For people who want to be always on the current release it works out the same but if you don't need that you're going to get it and have to pay for it anyway.
Re: What sort am I ?
So essentially what you're saying is that you have a right to these items and therefore you'll obtain them by whatever means are available. When did luxury entertainment media turn from a luxury into a basic human right? Most telling is how your point 3 craps on your excuse in point 1 though. You'd be willing to pay for a service providing this level of this choice but you're happy that the primary alternative means of paying for media isn't available to you.
Re: They missed "Impatient Bastard"
I could understand that if you'd said you wanted the bundled artwork or the higher quality uncompressed audio on the CD but the hardware and software required to produce your own more permanent media is all but ubiquitous.
Are any of them just one thing?
What he means is "we aren't doing any kind of tech innovation to remotely compete with them so we'll try to bring them down to our level instead".
Yes, but they use the old fashioned over-simple method of "remembering where I parked" whereas this proposes something much more complicated, error-prone and time-consuming i.e. "asking the car where it is but only if you're already within 20m of that location and have reasonable line of sight" which is what mobile technology is all about (ever compared transferring your contact info by Bluetooth vs. just telling someone your phone number?).
Re: IE8 / XP
"When you say real-world, what you actually mean is for public web sites. If you RTFRN, that's not what jQuery 2 is intended for as yet. It's largely for apps and other controlled environments."
If only older versions of IE were restricted to such environments but I'm currently working for a client that requires support for IE8 and even DUN speeds on a new public site. It's not just corporate environments that lag behind on technology; there are some groups of the general public that by-and-large don't upgrade unless they have a very compelling reason.
Re: TomTom are first with the smartwatch, not Apple or Microsoft
That's first written as third behind Motorola MotoActv and I'm Watch?
SatNav software for phones already provides traffic information and alternative routes but they do so very badly, not least because they can often only track traffic congestion on the primary (major) route and lead you into worse traffic through urban areas. Until that is solved, this commuter 'concept' is more of a sales gimmick than a useful tool.
Re: A Year To The Day.
Is it the fourth of Febtober already?
He called Andrew Orlowski a twat? It may not be original, eloquent or perspicacious but it does have the merit of accuracy.
Where's the part that gives them worldwide jurisdiction that we've come to expect after PIPA?
Re: 4G - what is the point...
And more reliable switching between cells when travelling at speed (e.g. when you have to work on a train), more consistent signal quality in general. If you think that mobile data use is limited to social media and video streaming that probably says more about how you use it than what anyone else is doing. Some of us have to rely on mobile data as our primary Internet connection when, for example, working away from home.
What has this got to do with copyright, patents or intellectual property of any kind that makes it reasonable to enforce under the DMCA? Is my telco able to claim copyright on things I say over the phone as longs as I have a contract with them? The DMCA is supposed to prevent people from circumventing anti-piracy measures not have Carte Blanche jurisdiction over every kind of digital lock-in mechanism.
Much nicer project
What I'd much rather see is an effort towards giving people a single personal access point through which all their devices (phones, cars, fridges) operate instead of providing people with yet more ways to pay five times for data for which they should only need to pay once.
...until you need to work remotely using a Juniper VPN. I'd much rather be given the choice than have it thrust upon me by a manufacturer that never knowingly lets its users think for themselves.
Brand new PC?
Or buy the system builder edition.
Fine for Static PDFs
The alternatives work well for static PDFs and some of them even support Acrobat forms but so far there are no third-party replacements for Adobe's own reader for filling in XML-based PDF forms generated by Adobe LiveCycle.
Re: Fed up with them all
Perhaps Apple will get a bad cold and Samsung will come round with flowers to make it feel better then at the end Apple will find out that SK152 with whom it's been corresponding is actually Samsung after all and it isn't really an evil corporation that tried to destroy its little pseudo-intellectual hipster book shop by selling millions of mass-produced, cheaper and more popular alternatives.
Sleight of Hand
The whole thing looks like a lot of smoke and mirrors to me. Setting faster animation speeds at the cost of smoothness, caching more data sacrificing memory for speed and that pull-down to update test didn't look like it updated on the Sencha version, it just scrolled down to the next item.
Not just your photos
The terms say they can use your name and likeness in advertising. I suspect this is going to help Facebook's best bud Zoosk sell their paid communication service by providing them with a better class of fake online dating profiles.
It is frequently mandatory for police officers who are required to carry Tasers to experience the effects of the device first hand during their training. Given how many dodgy Taser incidents there have been in New Hampshire (including one "medical homicide" due to an officer firing the device at someone's chest and one mass zapping of a wayward cow) it doesn't seem to be getting the message across.
Re: pay more just coz its from crapple?
The Apple TV STB doesn't actually have that nice a user interface. Compared to, say, a WD TV Live or a Samsung of Panasonic connected TV it's a bit clunky. I have to wonder if people are fooled just because it's got lots of black and a sleek remote control with very few buttons. The Netflix app is a great benchmark since it exists on a lot of platforms and the Apple TV version is by far the most unhelpful one I've used, lacking simple things like automatically following on to the next episode instead requiring 4 or 5 button presses to get there.
Re: Not an oval
It's known as a Vesica Piscis or Fish Bladder
Will it be known as OSX Axe everywhere outside the UK and Australia?
Maybe Three are buying this spectrum to preserve GSM capability since what little GSM they provide is rented from EE and likely to be eroded as they convert it to 4G.
Re: aka stolen
On the other hand he has been previously convicted of embezzlement which is most definitely stealing and a criminal offence.
CEO of company that reported a loss 2 months ago willing to say anything to get headlines and increase said company's profile? That never happens.
Ironically, the image shows Photoshop which, months after launch, still doesn't support the rMBP's HiDPI mode.
Perfectly valid medical experiment
Scientists have always wondered what happens to a facelift in zero gravity,
Re: I don't get it ...
The judge said it himself "To accept Oracle's claim would be to allow anyone to copyright one version of code to carry out a system of commands and thereby bar all others from writing their own different versions to carry out all or part of the same commands"
Setting such a precedent would set them up nicely for an offensive against PostgreSQL, RedHat (and FuseSource), VMWare, IBM and others in an attempt to narrow down the entire Java Enterprise ecosystem to just WLS and RAC (maybe GlassFish and MySQL too if they're feeling generous to the FOSS contingent).
Re: Does this mean...
I'm connected to 3 in the UK and while my results aren't exactly stellar for HSPA+, I get a reasonably consistent 3Mb/s down and 1Mb/s up with a ping of 70-150ms, all of this while tethering to a HTC One X indoors albeit in a central location in one of the UK's capital cities. I also had the signal dropping issue (and I also often had to reboot to restore signal - airplane mode wasn't enough) but since installing the 4.0.4 update the problem has disappeared.
Not too long ago I sat through a presentation from Microsoft that was extremely repentant of Internet Explorer's wayward past and evangelised IE10's new HTML5/CSS3 credentials. Seems that was a short-lived sentiment.
Statue from space?
No, statue made using materials from space. Much less interesting.
"For a company that has so many supposed geniuses you'd think it'd cross their mind to test the thing with its storage used up."
Bear in mind here that Google didn't build the thing, Asus did. Given how many reports of performance problems you hear about with the Transformer Prime, it's not that surprising that this device also has a glitch or two (although I've never personally had any performance issues with either device).
Yes, this has never happened with an iPhone app. Oh wait... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/27/iphone_admob/
He'll Be There For You
So which director of Pfizer is his good friend?
Re: That looks a very nifty bit of kit
I use a Nexus 7, an OTG cable and a generic PC game controller. Very clunky but it works, more or less.
Re: Matt Assay knows nothing
The two database types are optimised for entirely different purposes. Most NoSQL databases are fantastic for very rapid writes and absolutely hopeless when it comes to complex queries or transactional integrity so they're used primarily for tasks where lots of data needs to be logged very quickly and then analysed later via end-of-day batch jobs e.g. traffic analysis of sites under very heavy load. Journalists don't seem to research anything beyond SQL=database of some kind.
Chrome for Windows
Oddly enough there is a reported bug for Chrome on Windows that causes it it to treat the latest version of the Java plugin as out-of-date and will only enable it on demand. Serendipity, thy name is Google.