Getting a patch for last years model TV/Fridge/whatever when everything is "smart".
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
There is a difference between a simple fact like the half-life of nickel-56 in the example above, or 22 centigrade to fahrenheit and something that might be complex, or contentious like naked short selling.
Google is great for the simple fact. Wikipedia is better for the more complex things, both are of limited use for contentious items. DuckDuckGo is a bit better at finding both sides as it will not try to guess what you want to see.
"So many people are missing the point. Metro is there to provide a consistent interface across different devices, so you don't need to learn three different ways of doing things across three different platforms"
My phone has a 4" screen.
My tablet has a 7" screen.
They run the same version of Android and the software can adapt to make use of the larger screen on the tablet. MS could do this too, and they should do it.
My desktop has a full keyboard, a mouse, 2 screens, loads of storage and far more power. Why would I want to use the same UI as my phone? It's not useful in any way. Should they put peddles and hand brakes in cars so bike riders will not have to learn to drive?
We just had a big ice storm here in Toronto, my power was off for 4 days.
My POT analog phone kept working.
My Cell lost signal after a day as the batteries in the local tower died.
People who had IP phones had no power for the modem/router/TA... Even some who had power lost service when a box up the street lost power.
I could get an IP phone over my existing internet service for half the price, but I'm not sure I want such a fragile service.
“younity is about being able to spontaneously access any file you have at any time, without planning ahead.”
Is it going to copy everything to some server in the cloud* or do you have to have your computer turned on to access stuff?
*So EVERYTHING on your computer is now available to NSA types, not just the stuff you put in your dropbox.
"Of course there's nothing wrong with the idea of Patent Assertion Entities at all."
There is a big difference between a University or other inventor setting up or hiring someone to manage their patents, and selling the patent to a troll. If you could not sell a patent only license it that will kill the worst of the trolls dead.
But that has as much chance of happening as shorter copyright lengths in the US.
For a TV of normal size 4k is over kill. It's just the next attempt to get everyone to buy a new TV again.
1080p/i cable TV and streaming video tends to be compressed to hell now, so I can't see getting much better with 4k (and I expect the cable companies would use the extra compression to add more channels not go 4k).
Add that there is no BluRay disc format with enough bandwidth to give you proper quality and 4k TV can join 3D TV and "Smart" TV.
But a 27-30" 4k monitor for my desktop would be nice.
"Why buy something when they could have just joined in on something else?"
They would not have full control of everything. The problem is they are likely going to end up like Windows RT with 100% of nothing, or WinPhone with 100% of bugger all.
The other thing it's not going to do is get people to buy a new TV every 3 years like they do with cell phones.
"Then it's time for the handset makers to start working with the mobile operators, folding in any modifications that they may require and tacking on their custom apps and services."
Other then a few top sellers the carriers just don't care. Is upgrading the phones people already have on contract going to make them more money today?
Since we are not HTC's customer, they are more interested in what the mobile operators want.
I currently use a Nexus 4 and will never buy another phone from a mobile operator. They can stuff their custom apps and services!
There are lots of things that can be used the same way. Translation sites, wayback machine...
Are you going to block a site about brest feeding babies? or cancer info site? If they want moms to tell them what to block, what mom gets to pick? Is it going to be a vote?
The filters are very blunt tools.
They are not going to play ball any more then they do with phones. As long as almost every one else uses the new standard it's worth having.
The only problem I see is the range of power required between a 11" ultrabook, and a 17" gaming laptop. The ultrabook buyer is not going to want a jumbo 90 watt supply.
More likely to come out with Windows 365.
Buy a new computer and get a one year subscription free. Don't renew on time and your computer will only go to the MS website where you can give them more money.
No more rush to release a new version just to get upgrade money.
"a formal ‘prevention and deterrent’ process began to encourage infringing websites to engage with the police, to correct their behaviour and to begin to operate legitimately. "
So how did that go then?
Since most of the type of site they talk about work because they offer content to the world, and stuff that is not available at all from the Hollywood types...
Sounds unsafe to me.
The washroom where I work has a couple of LED lights that stay on (also have battery backup) when the main lights go off, only 2-3 watts. Not enough to read by but enough to see what you are doing.
Having all the lights go out sounds like something the BOFH would think up.
People will buy 8.1 because it came with the computer, much like the box* that came with it. It's not because they picked Win8 (or liked the colour of the box). If they had a choice I expect a large number would buy it with windows 7.
"IDC report showing Windows Phone is outselling the iPhone" I smell fudge cooking...
* If you have a cat, the box may have more value.
There is your problem right there a lot of the time.
Oh look your stock is under valued, I made a leveraged buy now you should strip the assets and give me the cash so I can piss off and find another company to rape.
This shareholders thing is a load of crap, what happened to investors?
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