Advertising company stops advert blockers working. And people are surprised?
233 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Chrome ad, content blockers beg Google: Don't execute our code! Wait, no, do execute our code – just don't kill us!
I completely disagree with you on the failure of these computers. They did really well when the curriculum was about teaching programming. The change to MS-DOS came with Windows 3.1 and a change to teaching how to use Microsoft Word and Excel.Ostensibly because these were skills relevant to business, but I suspect because the kids were better programmers than the people trying to teach them.
I'm seriously falling out with the idea of a smartphone. I have constantly upgraded to get more features and different ways of connecting to things.
First it was a small phone. Then synchronizing calendars, contacts and To Dos over a wire.
Then email and integration with Exchange and cloud services. All this costs me money in data plans and roaming charges
Now I'm seriously thinking about having a phone thats just a phone. Small, light, battery that lasts for a week or so between charges and only pay for the (tiny number of) calls and texts that I use.
I have a tablet which can handle all the other stuff on WiFi I don't need to pay for. Why do I need a smartphone?
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
That is not what he said, or really what the law suit is about. Samsung have copied the look and feel of the iDevices, and he said he likes the design elements of Apple devices enough to shell out his hard earned.
If you look into it, everything that Apple have innovated already existed before, and they copied it. What Apple are really great at is packaging other peoples' innovations in products people want to buy.
Re: No middle ground for the hard Greens...
That is just not true. Trees take carbon out of the atmosphere over hundreds of years which is then released in minutes when they are burned. Added to the fact the energy density of wood is nowhere near that of fossil fuels and we end up with massive deforestation
I installed it this morning. Nice shiny clean PC after an upgrade to 64 bit...get my favourite browser...Ooh! an update...what?...where is Opera Link?...how do I get all my book marks back?...my speed dial?...Hmm... maybe I still have the installer for the old version on my dev box?...yep! trash this thing and install the old one...all present and correct...Happy :o)
Re: LOL yet another big FU from MS
No. I expect them to have different user interfaces for touch and mouse/keyboard. Its not that radical an idea: see iOS / OS X. It wouldn't be so bad if they had pulled off windows is windows wherever, but nope. We have 3 different operating systems for 3 different device classes and thats that. Why foist the same user interface on all of them. Microsoft need to get their heads around the fact that a mouse is not a finger and a finger is not a mouse.
P.S. I have a windows phone and the UI works really well on it, so tried win 8... and went back to win 7 after a week of suffering.
Re: The questions remain ...
I can't answer most of these questions, but I can answer question 2 / 2a.
The electricity comes from the grid, so in the UK that would mean mainly coal / gas fired power stations. Even though coal is really bad, at the scale power stations work it still pollutes less than your average car petrol / diesel engine (probably better than the best too).
I can guess at some of the others.
1/1a probably about the same as a 'normal' vehicle if you don't include the battery pack (you did split it out yourself)
4/4a see answer to 1
3 this is the real crunch and I don't even have enough data to guess.
Would I want an EV? Well, not a charge up from the mains job which is what you can get at the moment. If petrol stations sold hydrogen I would consider a fuel cell car as that gets around the main draw back of limited range in current EVs.
"I don't expect 100% OOXML compatibility. The spec is a damn nightmare that's nothing more than a binary kludge described in detail rather than an actual XML-based spec. I know it's a damn lot of hard work. But that's what the whole OO project has to deliver, or it becomes "YAOS" (Yet Another Office Suite)."
Agreed! It becomes totally redundant. If I have to buy MS Office then I might as well use it, and save the space etc of having another office suite installed.