26 posts • joined Friday 2nd February 2007 08:53 GMT
It has to happen
please. If only for the pomposity of the organization.
The pr0n industry will no doubt find a use; high-end (fnarr fnarr) touch enabled sex toys?
Does no other geek see a niche market in the making here? A rack TV system, like a VXI crate only prettier: room for hot pluggable hard disk, a controller (windows/mac/linux/OS 9?), a satellite receiver (or several), a digital receiver (or several), a multichannel dolby sound unit... all with the same data bus and power supply on the back plane...
Apple TV still missing the point?
If you could connect something like the Elgato to it and actually receive free-to-air digital television, I'd buy it. But then I guess Apple wouldn't be making money, so *that's* not going to happen.
Nice brick, mate
I know apple is all about the flashy smooth design, but at this rate you have to wonder how soon it will be before they bring out a lovely chrome covered snug-in-your palm lump of metal which does absolutely nothing and which we will all be queuing to buy.
Yes, nice piece. But lets face it, despite the brilliant hardware and the luscious interface, the Jobsian lock-down on developers and users is really starting to make him look like more the evil step-father than the hip uncle, and the products acquire that taint I now associate with chinese hairbands (http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/hairband.asp). When is apple going to realise it's reached the fork in the road, and for it's own good it is going to have to open up these devices?
HTML5? Why bother
Yet more ill-formed mixed content/meaning/presentation cruft ? It's difficult to get excited about the prospect. Proper adoption of XHTML, with semantic additions, possibly with good implementations of Xpointer etc would be a step forward. Time to grow up, web.
"The amount of power that people can produce using their bodies will never be significant compared to the demands of modern civilisation, and cannot possibly be worth the costs of collecting it."
reminded me of Ernest Rutherford's famous assessment:
“Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine”.
Perhaps France Telecom should install kinetic-energy recuperators around its taller offices to transform all their jumpers into electricity:
People have died as a result of this fakery; surely he will be charged with multiple accounts of manslaughter?
The suicide rate at France Telecom is not out of the ordinary for France as a whole; it employs roughly 100 000 people in France, and the suicide rate per 100 000 for people of working age is approx 21.5; much worse for men, at ~31.7 (year 2006 figures).
It's difficult to compare figures to the UK directly,but taking all age groups, France had 25.5 (men) and 9 (women) /100 000 in 2006 while the UK had 17 (men) and 5 (women)
So the question is not what is special about France Telecom, but what is particularly depressing about France?
Safari: Still corrupt
well, it may pass acid3 but not all is well; try this:
and resizing the page to get corrupt screen display. I've reported this for over a year...
More obscurely, integer arithmetic in Safari's XSLT engine still isn't up to firefox's; try this in safari and firefox:
'Never let the truth get in the way of a good story'. That's a sexy interface on the Mojave site, and the reactions are well presented (edited?), enough for M$ to produce its own reality distortion field, maybe there's even enough hype-r drive in there to produce a parallel universe in which Vista is truly a great product. Don't stand too close.
Books and sh**
(Referring to the argument that if you haven't done pair programming you're not qualified to comment on it) Matt said: "Luckily, we humans have pre-cognitive dissonance" (I said..."what???") and he continued "I've never dipped my head in a bucket of sh**, but I know, unequivocally and without question that I wouldn't like it if I did".
True. But if your going to write 390 pages about it rather than that one line, it might be a good idea if you did actually go and stick your head in a bucket of sh**.
I'm about to read this book, having ordered it from our library, but if you are really telling me that the principle author has no personal experience of the methodology he is criticising in detail, I'll take a generous pinch of salt with it