Re: SAM Coupé beat them all by decades
It sounds like the Next's FPGA will be configurable as multiple targets; the FAQ explicitly says not the Sam from launch, but possibly later. So there's some hope.
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Whether it's an emulator could get a bit semantic (it's clearly not a software emulator, but via software is not the only way to be an emulator). It's the same cause and effect though: a reimplementation of the derived specification, the accuracy of which depends more on the implementation than anything else. So it's how much you trust the creators.
That being said, it would technically be a better rendering than my computer because my computer runs at a fixed 60Hz, unlike the Spectrum's 50Hz. It could also technically beat a Raspberry Pi as usually configured if the inputs and outputs don't accrue USB latency.
But I'm not sensitive enough to notice the latter, and am not sure the former even bothers me all that much.
The HoloLens is a unique offering; it doesn't seek to replicate an existing competitor, and offers something of value for a variety of industrial applications. I guess the Magic Leap will be the main competitor but right now you can buy a HoloLens evaluation kit, you can't buy a Magic Leap anything.
Per The Washington Post, "[t]he result [of a strong decline in interest in flight purchases] could be an estimated 4.3 million fewer people coming to the United States this year".
Given that, I think the factors causing a decline H-1B applications will not uniquely be potential changes to the H-1B programme.
One of the activities that amounts to spyware per the article is merely monitoring location; that's permitted by the iOS SDK because it's useful, and if you were consuming the coarse updated only, wouldn't show the GPS activity icon because they're based on cell tower signal, not GPS. So there's no need to have rooted or hacked anything — you can be doing exactly what Apple intends to permit, quite possibly on purpose, and still be considered by Nokia's software to be suffering from spyware.
Although us Brits spend ours reversing around corners and parallel parking, the reversing portion of the Californian driving test is merely: reverse in a straight line. So you need to employ all of your spatial abilities and focus on remembering NOT to turn the wheel while also keeping your foot depressed.
I'd dare imagine those of us who have taken the Californian test would excel at the DDR version of 4'33".
The Apple II didn't just fail to see much international usage in education, it generally didn't succeed internationally. But its method of colour generation* doesn't map to the world beyond NTSC** so that's not so surprising.
* a pixel clock that is four times the NTSC colour clock, with the developer required to store a suitable pattern of pixels to create appropriate colours. So a hypothetical PAL version would need a clock rate around 20% faster, and developers would need to rewrite their software for a different aspect ratio display and to deal with the phase alternating part of PAL.
** although the Oric pulls a similar trick, outputting four discrete levels for per colour clock (assuming a solid colour; the clocks are asynchronous), it does it in hardware via a small colour ROM. The programmer just asks for colour N, and the rest is taken care of.
Maybe we should discuss in late December whether this really was " it for the year in terms of 'new' ... stuff from Cupertino"; I'd be highly surprised if the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone passed without Apple doing something interesting (for Apple's definition of 'interesting') to the design.
My primary problem with the iPad is that they're on the iOS deprecation curve. My computer is a 2011 MacBook Air. I am aware that it is a little slow and that RAM is constrained but it's running the latest OS and applications at a workable speed. I'll upgrade at some point because I'm still an active Mac user. The iPad we have is a year younger, being the third-generation model, but cannot run the latest version of the OS and is a dirge with the version of iOS 9 that represents its last gasp. As a result I'm unlikely to upgrade, because I essentially no longer use an iPad. So why buy a new one?
The story is: someone set up an account with a name intended to deride a particular religion, then sent the message "You deserve a seizure" to a known epileptic along with a seizure-inducing image.
... so you've decided to blame the victim and add an extra paranoid dig at his religion. It's pretty easy to disagree with your assessment of this story.
The sad thing for the rest of us is that people with nothing to contribute to the world have a lot of spare time for Twitter.
This reflects my feelings; the Psion worked well because of the combination of hardware and software. Producing a modern version of the hardware alone isn't the main part of the task.
There's a System 3 emulator that escaped from Psion beach in the day for DOS compatibles; you could DOSBox away the problem if only needs hadn't changed. But now the first thing somebody is going to ask for is email, then the ability to edit those Word documents and Excel spreadsheets that he keeps getting by email, then why not throw a browser on, then please just show a normal desktop. So I don't really think you could recapture what the device was.
Google is also in the process of heading in the other direction. Per an announcement a couple of weeks ago, all Chromebooks launched in 2017 will run Android applications. How does the Universal Windows Application application library look next to Android's? Even if you keep only the applications that work well when scaled up and/or given a hardware keyboard?
There is now a petition supporting the state visit; it's at 3,132 signatures having collected 2,136 in the last hour. So I assume it's a bit more than an hour old. Making any potential comparisons a little premature.
I signed the no-state-visit petition because it's a way to express sentiment that passes before the government's eyes. I'll have an infinitesimal effect, but it took a negligible amount of time. So the return on my time investment is acceptable.
Surely if converting to Go and then compiling produces a faster result then the problem isn't Python the language, merely Python the implementation? In this use case Go is merely an intermediate code. Compiling Python directly into LLVM IR might have been the route less insistent on throwing Google's own language in _somewhere_?
In a former life, working on an app that displayed time-dependent data, we found that some very negligible quantity of people had devices with the wrong time, most likely because they have their iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone without an international SIM, then when they land they adjust the time to wherever they are, not realising that it's much easier just to adjust the time zone. They've had to disable automatic time setting to get to that option. They end up with a device that says the same time on it as the clock on the wall so you try telling them they've done it incorrectly.
I guess somebody at SnapChat decided they don't trust users not to have disabled the built-in OS time synchronisation.
They tested KVM host but didn't test KVM guest. So it's not true to say there was no effort, merely that the attempt was incomplete — this cuts to testing for regressions elsewhere in addition to whatever your headline issue is, I think. Maybe you're all better at your jobs than I am at mine but I find that slightly easier to forgive; though shouldn't continuous integration have caught the thing prior to human inspection?
I think it's meant to be an opinion piece. One person who made one decision writing it up because it's a site about that sort of area.
My experience is even more contrary than most, I think — no major performance hurdles or developing hardware issues with a 2011 Air and its 4gb of RAM, used primarily for native Mac app development — but the weight of evidence suggests I'm massively in the minority.
Apple doesn't use entirely off-the-shelf components even if the custom parts tend to be minor; a good recent example is the display controller in the 5k iMac. A more relevant example is that the touch bar MacBook Pros contain a small ARM processor running something derived from iOS to maintain the bar, which is a spin-off of the homegrown iPhone processors of recent years, which go quite a bit further than being mere respins of one of the reference cores.
It's not a huge amount of exclusive silicon, but it's not nothing.
The BBC Micro had a little plastic pocket built into the keyboard above the F keys to house keyboard overlays.
But, no, it's not worth $300 extra. But it's also not the only additional thing you get for your $300. You also get a decent bump in baseline processing — from 2.0 Ghz to 2.9Ghz — and a couple of extra Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports.
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