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Be intersesting to know why ARD wasn't up to the job
51% of PAYG sales sounds about right seeing my kids, and all of their friends seem to have acquired BB's over the past year, what I notice though is that while they're using BBM non stop, phone calls are rare, I haven't seen any of them using 'apps'.
As smartphones go, these could be a hell of a lot dumber and the teen audience wouldn't notice.
Curious how this will play out
Because assuming they do ID some anons, and I think it's a given they will, what they're mostly going to have is a bunch of 'too young for prison' kids, a lot of whom will be foreigners.
Happy to oblige
T = a + b log2(1+(D/W))
Re Am I missing something?
Yes you are.
It's not designed to take out aircraft 100 miles away, that would be daft for obvious reasons.
Long range targets would be fixed installations or things that are difficult to significantly move in under a minute, like honking great big ships.
Local enemy aircraft could be taken out by similar, but scaled down tech, with velocity and projectiles tailored to tearing aircraft or missiles out of the skies, something more akin to metal storm than the cannon in the article.
Doesn't this ignore...
The relative freedoms and challanges offered in startups and stakeholding compared to the corporate papermill and suppressing politics present in established companies?
In addition aren't we always reading about developers jumping ship shortly after startups are purchased?
Do Not Walk On The Grass.
Just another step on the way to the perfect happy society where outside of the elite, heavily burdened with responsibility as they are, the only allowed narcotics are the ones issued to you.
/aside where is the tinfoil hat icon?
Is that 1Gb/s Synchronous?
Or does it self throttle to 8Mbps via a poxy upstream?
I'm actually looking forward to the blurring of WAN and LAN, gigabit over internet opens up a whole range of possibilities, needs to be both ways though, had enough of the asynchronous pissing contest.
Hey new guy, Welcome to El Reg!
*bumps, steals wallet*
Current implementation is a bit ropy
I suppose it's technically possible to test (on a phone), to check if the image at the top of the webpage is similar to the browser chrome, seems it would be easier to just allow users to customise the chrome by changing the colour cast or adding a unique motif though.
You mean like an Illustrated Primer? Count me in.
"I've solved the interesting research problems. The rest is just business, which is easy, right?"
Wait a flaming mo
Couple of thoughts on this flaming datum thing.
If my brief searches are accurate the 'flaming datum' problem is more of an issue for submarines during open war, whereby in destroying a juicy supertanker they give away their previously unknown position due to the enormous fireworks show.
If one of these robots is shadowing your sub then everyone already knows where you are, blowing it up is clearly going to make you harder to find, and given that almost all of the robot vessel is submerged and that it's relatively small, it's going to die quickly with almost no drama as a bonus.
So unless the Yanks are going to start a war over missing robot subs, these things are going to be considerably less effective than the existing manned subs, which while expensive, have proper MAD insurance against 'accidental' third party damage.
Actually, I didn't comment on his point at all, I commented on one of his arguments:
"Entitled "Love Live the Web," the Scientific American piece goes to promote the use of, yes, open standards. If you don't use open standards, Berners-Lee says, you create "closed worlds." Like Apple's iTunes. "Apple’s iTunes system," he says, "identifies songs and videos using URIs that are open. But instead of 'http:' the addresses begin with 'itunes:,' which is proprietary. You can access an 'itunes:' link only using Apple’s proprietary iTunes program.
"You can’t make a link to any information in the iTunes world—a song or information about a band. You can’t send that link to someone else to see. You are no longer on the Web. The iTunes world is centralized and walled off. You are trapped in a single store, rather than being on the open marketplace. For all the store’s wonderful features, its evolution is limited to what one company thinks up."
If you'd bothered to click the http link I posted rather than gut reacting you'd have noticed that he's completely wrong about iTunes. Can you index the entire iTunes store? Yes. Could you mash up the store data to change the presentation? Yes. Would this fall foul of the SIte's TOS? Probably. Are TOS for websites fair? can of worms.
Webpages are information, human readable and machine parseable, if a bit of info is on a publicly accessible webpage then it's on the web, indexed and sorted.
"You can’t make a link to any information in the iTunes world"
I'll just leave this here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/soul-mining/id211433263
How quickly people forget
That when webapps were all that were available for 3rd party developers at the release of iOS, pretty much everybody moaned for a native SDK.
Also good luck to RIM with AIR, I'm certain that will turn out nice for Adobe.
I'll admit Google bothers me
But statements like "Google is unfairly bundling its own services on its search engine, which controls an estimated 85 per cent of the market" are utter bullshit, Google doesn't control who visits their search page, people are using it because so far it's working for them, when it doesn't supply useful results they'll go elsewhere, its akin to saying "McDonalds, who control an estimated 85 per cent of the market for free burgers, are unfairly promoting their own menu on the free burger wrappers".
"Corporation provides free tool that promotes corporations business" shouldn't be a story, regardless of what the corporation has said about the existence of self promotion in the past.
Whole thing is yet more of the entitlement bullshit that seems to pervade the interwebs these days.
When servers are involved
Remaining one step behind the patches is usually good advice, of course if everyone did that then there'd be no one to find the bugs, fortunately however, a whole bunch of people feel compelled to run patches the moment they become available.
Three cheers for the unknown server clowns for clearing yet another mine buried in the road ahead.
but but but
You can also buy a 15" laptop with better specs than the top end iPad for less cash than the entry level iPad. THIS SHOULD BE A MASSIVE CLUE THAT YOUR COMPARISON IS BROKEN.
If what you want is a device with a big enough screen you can hold in one hand and which lasts all day on a charge, someone saying "you could have bought a laptop for less money" is as useful and violence inducing as someone else pointing out how lame your laptop is compared to their cheaper desktop.
Back to the point, It's pretty clear at this point from the me too products that are starting to appear that iPad pricing is unusually aggressive.
Skipped to the end
When it became apparent that the story actually amounted to a mind-blowingly expensive 100 year meeting.
Right now it's worth a bundle, Monetizing the users will start it down the slippery slope to irrelevance, but with 500 million users it's a goldmine of a slippery slope.
Wait too long and something cooler will come along and make the decision for them.
Just wanted to say that I love the fact that pretty much all the comments point out the same glaring flaw with the Moon's propaganda.
Another victory for Earth in our epic struggle against the Mooners.
Seems like this would make theft less likely as the SIM and UDID would be intrinsically linked, although TBH seems like there's enough in place to do this already.
I'd expect there won't be a recognisable SIM in it at all, either just an extra chip on the MB or the whole thing handled by the CPU.
I'm guessing Steve asked why we have to poke tichy little cards in our phones and the answer was something like "Well originally..."
MS will do just fine threatening OEM's that sell Linux based products with infringement licences until someone pays to find out just what the infringement is, can't see that happening any time soon.
Pretty sick of all this Open and Closed bullshit.
I'M JUST GOING INTO A TUNNEL..
Seriously though, this should be free.
I have it on good authority*
That the $50bn is being used to construct a mile long slab like construction on the dark side of the moon, aside from a single Apple logo it is devoid of any seams or details.
* may not be true.
Can't you insulate it so that it keeps itself warm? or add a small heat source inside the insulation if that's not enough, without onboard pics or video it just seems like a waste of effort.
Also, what's with the boxy nose?
None of that is news to me
I think you'll also find that KHTML is merely a fork of the earlier KDE HTML Widget and so on ad absurdia.
When someone mentions Microsoft's IE do you chirp in with 'actually that's NCSA Mosaic', is Firefox just Netscape's Gecko with some UI fluff? can I have some of what you're smoking?
How I arrived at this conclusion
Because it's true, WebKit is Apple's most famous open source baby, ask about or just go and check who registered and hosts webkit.org.
That stuff about flash & silverlight is way off as well, they're both on a downward spiral to obsolescence.
Isn't ChromeOS based on Chrome, which is based on webkit?
How can Google be pro HTML5 and Apple anti-HTML5 when Google's HTML5 code comes from Apple?
Did I miss a meme?
Just played with one of these in the store
CPU is more than perky enough for what it is, and there's a suprising amount of screen real estate once you shift the dock to the side like it should be.
Touch pad is noticeably smaller than the 13" models but the profile of the machine is awesome, no cutting into your wrists, it's more like a standalone keyboard ergonomically.
It's light but not as light as it looks, but thats only because it looks like it's going to float away.
Lack of sleep light I can understand given the month of standby but omitting the IR sensor and keyboard backlighting is a bit of a downer.
Finally, just want to say a big thank you to whoever fixed up the mobe version of this site, fantastic job sirperson, may I buy you a beer?
~$120 for a new battery.
Or less if you can wield a screwdriver and are happy with aftermarket replacements.
It's clear from the video that the Flash is on a plug in daughter-card, hence different capacities offered.
Apple.com doesn't work on Safari 3.1.2 either, had to use chrome to browse the site, I think the man from moz is having a moment if he thinks Apple is trying to sabotage the web though.
Mac App store is interesting, I wonder how many machines can be registered to a single account? can't see some of the big names being too pleased about one sale being used on five machines like iPhone apps can.
I'll take a guess or two
Based on the observation that the middle two are offset I'm going to go with they split them up for a better centre of gravity, or as a long shot, can be configured with a SSD drive instead of a battery if you need more storage than the 64GB(?) on the motherboard.
Did you wind him up?
By claiming salvage on it?
Nice to see a professor using the correct nomenclature
"they must have pwned the box", and "theyre probably teabagging the sysadmin as we speak"
Reads like PR puff
What audio sync issues?
iOS is basically 10.6 with a different windowmanager and touch frameworks, I'd bet money that the reason Apple went with ARM over intel is the $99 pricepoint, not because porting to Intel Is too much work.
Considering these devices stream content and current networks are only just reliable with 720HD content (which also happens to be the most common resolution for HD streams), seems like a smart compromise.
I'd also note you can buy three generations of ATV for the price of one GoogleTV, just sayin.
How is it possible for anyone to code an online ballot and miss basic input validation?
How could security have been the foundation the rest of the site was built upon?
DVR is a dead end
Have a look at the specs on the ATV, it's never going to record video, it's future is as a gateway to your owned/rented/subscribed or free online content and as a big screen destination for streams from local iProducts, photo's, video and audio are obvious, but the Trojan horse will be airplay games.
2.4Ghz Core2Duo, runs at 20-30% CPU when I poke it in the balls, drops down to nothing a couple of seconds after I stop.
To paraphrase El Jobso, 'No big deal, Just stop playing with your balls'
I don't want to cast Asperger's
But who did you think all those iP4 users are selling their old iPhones to then? museums?
In our loft, clad head to toe in motorcycle gear, 3 wasps nests, thousands of wasps, 2 cans of Right Guard. Got bonus points for not burning down the house and not passing out from the fumes and falling through the loft hatch.
Player 1 wins.
"AVG's discovery is only the latest time that researchers have been able to"
'only the latest time' are you sure?
Much as I despise MS
It's hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with a computer that can't handle common day to day tasks.
But MS has as much business in search as Google has in operating systems, both companies are leveraging their primary business profits to run extended billion dollar loss leaders in new markets, It's exactly the sort of thing I'd make illegal on pain of being first up against the wall when I rule the world.
Exactly the reason I've always turned Autocomplete off
When setting up computers, never bothered researching whether it was possible, just seemed like it would be an obvious/easy to exploit. Good to know I wasn't just being paranoid.
Why settle for a laptop?
For less money than that laptop you can get a much faster desktop with a bigger monitor which can do so much more.
Unless the form factor or some other feature unique to a laptop itself was what attracted you to it but from your own comment I'm sure that's not the case.
Don't Panic Mr Mannering
A lot of routers will send the admin page if a device behind it requests the WAN IP, test from outside your network (from your 3G phone for example).
But If you're still getting the Admin page from outside then you need to log in and turn that shit off pronto, also have to wonder what you're getting out of this site besides the fear.
Of course the next logical step would be to remove the clumsy and prone to leakage meatbag, an endless queue of heavily caffeinated basement teens are ready and waiting to pwn America's enemy combatants just for the lolz
There's very little to dissuade Joe public from jumping between iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm or WinPo7, All their MP3's, MP4's, videos, email, contacts & calendars will just slide across, and at 99c a pop I doubt people are going to lose much sleep over sunk software costs.
The best situation for us (consumers), is for lots of competition, not a dominant player that sits on their arse and rots, been there, done that already.
I expected this would be fucking obvious to an IT readership.
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