How very last century!
What next? Smurf attacks?
328 posts • joined 15 Feb 2007
How very last century!
What next? Smurf attacks?
Big wad of cash spelling VIP.
Baseball cap no doubt representin' yo homies or team.
All on a flowery sheet and apparently posted on facebook ?!?
Two typos in the first two sentences.
"guilty guilty", "Mx Gox"
Apart from the visual differences, the head tracking is optical as opposed to gyro based.
Gyro based does not come close to the fidelity of optical - for a start gyros only give relative, not absolute tracking.
TL;DR: You are much less likely to vomit over your PC with optical tracking.
Will it run Crysis?
"Some MPs are concerned about this and are worried that metadata retention of all websites they visit will become a permanent state of affairs."
Now that's an idea - An un-erasable, public browser history for all politicians :)
I think they probably mean the video on this page, but I don't think you can stream those, maybe that's why it got omitted.
Also, as this is a mobile platform, there is some merit in the technique used, as it would chew very little in the way of CPU cycles (And thus battery life).
XOR takes two inputs and has one output.
You cannot use it twice and end up with the input.
For an output of 1, it would be impossible to know which of the following inputs were used:
So you would have a 50/50 chance of "guessing" the inputs.
AFAIK, Calling XOR the "Exclusive Operator" is technically incorrect and ambiguous. For example, Exclusive NOR is an "Exclusive Operator", but is not XOR (In fact, it is the exact opposite of XOR).
Operator = The operation (OR, AND, NOT etc)
Exclusive = "If both inputs meet the criteria, invert the result".
Certainly, the sentence "and said it used only XOR (exclusive operator) to safeguard files" implies that XOR is THE "exclusive operator", when it is not, it is ONE OF the exclusive operators.
If you said to an engineer "Use an exclusive operator" when meaning "Use a XOR", then the statement would be ambiguous.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert in this field, so I could be wrong about accepted terminology.
So does Win10 finally add a taskbar for each monitor?
It beggars belief that such a basic usability feature was not included in Win7. Thank god for 7+TT
Except that the windows license is included in the price of the device, so they are not getting it for free at all.
They sort of do?
As in heroin addicts getting methadone?
I am quite surprised they didn't go with SteamOS.
Could you maybe put SteamOS on there instead? I doubt nVidia care that much about the OS to lock it down?
A desktop-class machine in a console form-factor for $200 that runs SteamOS would be a very different proposition methinks.
It in no way guarantees that the object will be printed only one time.
All it does is cost you extra, as you have to print a copy to send (instead of just squirting the schematics down the wire), introduces a margin of error, then it destroys YOUR copy? What use is that for people wanting to sell one-time prints?
If you can attach it to something. Good luck getting it stable unless your camera has RCS.
That's a "Revert to VAB" moment if ever I saw one.
Hats off once again Mr Musk - many companies would see this as negative publicity, but he knows all the geeks just see it as porn.
You need to specify where a device that plugs into your video output is located?
Take a wild guess.
And if the mac only has a displayport adapter, just use a DP -> HDMI converter dongle.
There are systems out there that can detect a machine requesting lots of files over the network and flag it as suspicious.
Also, running in a non-1920x1080p resolution would cause big problems for this hack - most of these game capture boxes pretend to be a 1920x1080p monitor, so you could just check for device change of the monitor, or watch for resolution change.
Also, you would not need a game capture card for many nvidia GPU machines - just record the desktop with Shadowplay.
Which raises more of a security risk IMHO.
Just make ShadowPlay is enabled in "Shadow Mode", wait for the CEO to leave his PC unlocked, then hit the record button and have his last half hour of screen activity dumped to a video.
See the original article for your citation.
Why do you think the class action suit was brought? For exactly this reason.
You seem to forget that it was Apple who were about the only ones enforcing DRM on their hardware up until that point.
The creative players, for example, did not enforce DRM - you could load any old MP3 on there and it would play.
Thousands of iPod owners re-bought their existing collections on iTunes just so they could play the music they already legally owned.
IIRC the first person to make a regular MP3 playable on the iPod was not Apple, but DVD Jon.
"Feel like shit"?
A bit strong.
More like a bit of shaming.
El Reg's proof-reading is very sloppy, pretty much every article has typos or grammatical errors of some kind.
From a publication that would not hesitate to rip the piss out of other organizations for similar transgressions, I call this fair game - how could any self-respecting journalist justify anything less than perfect command of the language they write in on a daily basis?
Surely you mean Addition?
"The rootkit was in fact a commercial product".
Which illegally used open source code written by Jon Johansen, AKA "DVD Jon", whom they sued for reverse-engineering DeCSS.
But let's not let that get in the way of a good shilling, eh?
+1 for 7+TT
I also turn "Combine Icons" the hell off.
Plus if you have multi-monitor, add to that "Dual Monitor Taskbar" to add a taskbar to your second monitor.
On a similar note, check out the Battlestar Galactica boardgame.
The game has a very good mechanic that lets the bad guys sabotage the game, whilst giving the good guys a way to work out who the bad guy(s) are.
Also, it can get to the point where you know exactly who the bad guys are, but doing something about it becomes a race against time.
I meant exactly the opposite.
eg for example, the use of proprietary software (Flash / Air) over open equivalents such as HTML5.
BBC DID take that attitude over iPlayer on mobile devices - for a while, the ONLY mobile device you could run it on was an iDevice.
Isn't there something in the BBC charter that says all programmes must be viewable on non-proprietary equipment?
I know the BBC treat this with contempt anyway (eg when the only mobile devices you could use were iDevices back in 2008, iPlayer 1.0 which used Adobe AIR only ... ) but can we not slap them with a complaint or something?
With ISIS setting up a caliphate, maybe they should apply for their own TLD?
Better still, someone should set one up and squat it just to wind them up.
Anyone fancy being the WHOIS contact for mohammed-school-for-girls.co.isis?
Where on earth did she get the idea that the internet is "Entirely produced by men".?
This statement belittles the contribution of every woman working in the industry.
A real shame - I don't like the product, but I have a great deal of respect for what the company does with it's advertising dollars. They put out a hell of a lot of amazing content and the branding in the videos is not in your face - in fact you often have to look quite hard to see someone consuming their product in their videos.
Plenty of the world's top extreme sport athletes have been helped to get the exposure they deserve by RB, including our very own and insanely talented Danny Macaskill.
TL:DR - If ever there were a company whose advertising I approve of, it is RB.
Psygnosis only published Lemmings, it was not an in-house project.
Same with most of the decent stuff they released - unfortunately they purchased lots of Silicon Graphics workstations early on and so were fixated with justifying that purchase by churning out lots of FMV / pre-rendered games, which were universally awful and often got canned or had very limited releases.
It wasn't until they were bought out by Sony and so got involved in PSX dev that they started to work on modern realtime 3D games such as Wipeout.
Carmageddon was pitched as a proposed internal project for the Camden studio, but management turned it down. Thankfully Adrian Curry then quit and took the idea elsewhere.
They should merge this product with those projection keyboards.
Display output on the back of your hand, and type / mouse with your other hand.
Viola! the perfect display / input method for wearables.
Failing that, sell them in pairs - project half of the keyboard onto each palm and type letters with the relevant thumb.
Good for the car manufacturer.
It was not, in any way shape or form, good for the user - some poor guy was trying to choke the chicken and he had bloody pop-ups covering the porn browser.
How are you meant to close the pop-up pre ad-blockers without getting the mouse icky?
What motivation is there for them to hand over the keys (if they exist)?
If they are "going out of business" then failure to honor the agreement is not going to affect any reputation they care about.
OK, So I am no fan of Apple, but that was clickbait if ever I saw it.
Nothing specifically to do with apple whatsoever that would justify that strapline.
That is all there is to say really.
The Matrix bullet time effect of appearing to pause time while a pan occurs is not dependent on frame rate, it utilizes multiple cameras all taking a frame at the same time and can be done with a stills camera.
You spend all that time developing something new and interesting, and when the time comes to show it off to the world, you omit to do something which takes you an extra 10 seconds.
OK, so they may not know what deinterlacing is, or why they would need it, but surely one look at the video would tell you something was wrong, and a quick google would tell you what the problem is and how to fix it.
Seriously, would you let what was quite possibly the culmination of your life's work be represented in that way?
But deinterlacing the video is clearly a bit beyond them!
Why does anyone even record in anything but progressive these days? What did they use? MiniDV??
Not just for R/C hobbyists.
His USB controllers are awesome for custom built PC joysticks, or for retro-fitting an existing joystick with upgraded Hall Effect sensors / better resolution.
... the price would go up. Probably exponentially. Supply and Demand and all that.
If the person who discovers it can now only charge once, he's gonna make damned sure to get the most out of it.
Seriously, El Reg, sort it the fuck out and hire a proof reader. If you have one, fire them.
I am going to have to start referring to you as The Regsitter.
All he had to say was that "He got up for a piss in the night, noticed his phone was low on juice and plugged it in".
Then how come he did not notice his wife was missing?
Seems to me that if the guy was stupid enough to take his phone with him, he would not have switched it off.
Was he not more incriminated by which cells he connected to while it was off charge?
The Russians seem to like him as well, they have been naming planes after him for years!
I think a lot of you miss the point when you are thinking about metals and such.
There is plenty of demand for resources in orbit. Currently we ship them up from the surface at a huge cost per kilo - way in excess of what that resource is worth on earth.
If someone were to start mining in space and selling fuel, oxygen and water in orbit - there would be buyers.
Correct me if I am wrong, but does splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen require anything else except power?
You probably wouldn't even need to bring it all the way back to earth. Fuel stations at strategic points in the solar system would probably be of value already.
Will they hold the device until you get back?
What if it is a one-way ticket?
Would you be offered a refund on your flight?
Seems pretty unworkable to me.
Get rid of it? No.
Provide an alternative? Yes.