Do no evil...... my arse!
238 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
Re: Even more damning for Apple
Except that here, people who got the iPhone7 with the Qualcomm chip didn't get the bonus performance for free. A better analogy with the iphone6s case would have been Apple adding a shunt resistor across the battery of the phones with the tsmc chip in order to drain the battery faster.
Even more damning for Apple
Read on another news site that Qualcomm also talked about how Apple not only knee capped the Qualcomm modern inside the iPhone7 compared to the Intel modem, but also tried to arm twist Qualcomm into not talking about this.
windows 8.1 for mobile phones
Apart from the lack of developer love win 8.1 was quite a decent os. If only Microsoft persisted things could have been different. It was the little things like finger print support, proper email client, printer support that made me return to Android. They had a sweet os that ran like the blazes on lesser hardware, was secure, and had good battery life, not to mention those Lumia cameras were the best at the time. And they pissed it all away.
Re: What if you don't buy into the whole social media thing?
if you want privacy, don't put your sh!t out in public.
Google Now user
i actually like the service. automatically notifying me that a package is on the way or even reminding me of when to leave office in order to catch a bus are a Godsend to someone who's as forgetful as me.
Re: i5 and ARM are similar in performance?
the i3 is not horrible at all.
i recently bought a laptop with an i3 processor. being budget conscious, the decision to spend more on features that actually make a difference to me won over. A lot of scripting which needs a decent resolution display (1080p) and a decent keyboard. A lot of browsing (firefox with ~40 tabs open), reading and watching a couple of videos on the weekend. i also connect to an additional monitor with a 1920x1600 display resolution.
i run 64-bit linux as my OS of choice, and virtual machines with win7/bsd/linux as guests, although i usually have only one guest os running at a given time. performance is fast and smooth. no lags, no freezes.
it's shiny, over priced, has rounded corners and that's about it.
why are they even relevant on a tech site? shouldn't they be covered by some fashion or tabloid channel?
just installed 16.04 LTS on a new laptop and apart from some initial glitches with the UEFI, it works quite nicely. I was initially upset when i saw that enlightenment e16 would not install. I tried e20 but just didn't like all the eye candy. but as this is linux, there's always a choice, i chose fluxbox and it works just like e16 did, fast, clean and functional.
would i recommend ubuntu 16.04LTS to someone else? yes definitely. it's still IMO one of the easiest installs i've done, has a large set of tools and applications and is compatible with a large range of hardware.
His writing could coax a smile out even during very dark days. A very sad loss. My deepest sympathies to his family, theregister, and my fellow readers.
badges and prison
Been a part of the reg for a long time now. Although I don't post as often as I need to in order to get a badge. Somewhere during this time, I did get married though.
Hoping they fix the font size in the email client when you view an email in landscape mode hoping to see more words in the same row of text.
Its a shame that small things like these make a fluid and rather beautiful os look clunky on my 1520.
What about the note?
The note is Samsungs no compromise phone. I just don't see them allowing other android phones to out perform the next note. especially when the 64-bit versions of the kraits are unleashed.
need to fix basic issues
the email client on my Iumia doesn't support proper landscape orientation. nothing of what I've read indicates that this will get fixed.
unless windows phone 10 gets it's basics right win phone will become even more irrelevant.
moto G v/s the xperia SP
or even the xperia ZR
don't forget the xperia ZR is water proof, has a quad core krait and adreno 320 along with 2GB ram and at current prices, it's a pretty good bargain.
Does it support smart dialing? what about changing the middle digit of a phone number without having to delete all digits between that and the last digit?
i'm seriously thinking about getting a 1320 since i want a big screen for reading and checking email, along with a moderate price. I've tested the dialer on a friends lumnia 920 and i found it lacking. my trusted e71 has smart dialing and thats almost 6 years old.
Sad to hear. Semicon is a small industry and I'm sure their families, friends, and coworkers would be devastated.
Re: Deja vu?
Ya but is your asus laptop a "personal computing" device? As in a tablet or a phone?
Sounds ridiculous however it isn't when you remember in which country the patent is granted.
"In space terms, the mission is fairly cheap. Nonetheless, some observers are surprised that a country with such visible problems with poverty would spend its dosh on sending a probe to Mars."
take a asprin and apply some vaseline, it'll get better after a while.
despite it's many failings, a young and yet ancient country dares to dream. here in bangalore the excitement about the launch was tangible. people rushed to the rooftops after lunch to try and catch a glimpse of the launch in nearby TN. i'd call that mission accomplished right there, anything else is a bonus.
as easy as.....
Taking hay from a sheep
Re: "...another upcoming Steve Jobs movie"
during the intermission there should be "iAds" telling you how to hold the popcorn tub right.
Re: "Dumb" until Qualcomm are able to produce an 8 core chip
last time i checked qualcomms quad core beat the shit out of samsungs octa core. this despite everyone prediciting that the a15 would smoke the krait.
untill samsung/nvidia/mediatek come up with an architecture to challenge krait, Snapdragon will be the chip to beat.
FAIL for being such a dumass and falling for the number of cores marketing tripe.
here's hoping those sims have 3 des encryption.
Re: Nexus S4 for How MUCH!
put my balls on coal and strike a match!
the only thing missing from making this the perfect phone is that S-pen is not supported. i think the "fail" is a tad unfair in this case.
a general discussion on krait v/s a15 v/s atom in terms of power performance. there are a number of tests with varying results, but generally the qualcomm chip comes out on top.
this is a rehash of the Anandtech article which tells the same thing.
last but not least, the very article to which we're commenting on, talks about the phone not heating up even under heavy cpu load.
Re: No Exynos in the US
the qualcomm chip is actually better. a15 blowing the krait out of the water is just a myth. look at the comparison over at gsmarena.com where they have benchmarks between the 2 SGS4 models.
you get virtually identical performance at a fraction of the power consumption.
"I have seen the future.... and it breathes fire"
Re: Time to boycott Hawking
IMO he's way over rated and rather fond of seeking attention.
Re: Israel needs to grow up
hmm let's see.
IRA bombings would be preceded with a phone call to minimize the loss of life.
Islamic terrorism? here is the conversation between the terrorists and their handlers. watch the part whey they so gleefully kill two Jewish hostages.
why should Israel or anyone for that matter engage politically with pure evil?
you made some good points, but let yourself down with the use of "Fakestinian"
the way i see it, everyone in this mess is a twat, Steve for being clueless about the middle east, and the bit of an idjeet who asked him to stop using an intel processor.
Another result of sending work to India
"Since the time the incident occurred, EnStage has retained independent security experts to analyze the intrusion and to recommend enhancements to its information security infrastructure. EnStage has implemented both these enhancements as well as additional monitoring capabilities"
which in other words means "I don't know what the fuck happened, but I do know how to dish out comforting sound bites to those gullible pale skinned westerners."
never ever ever trust an indian company with financial details, that's just asking to be robbed.
Re: Linux - the engineer's server operating system
"real work" can also be done with libreoffice
something like a captcha is required if the user is yank. but instead of the twisted alpha-numerals, it should be a question on geography or current affairs.
is the earth round?
if english is the language spoken in America, what language is spoken in England?
who is the president of England? (trick questions allowed)
do french fries come from France?
google won't care
Users who can sideload ABP would be the minority who wouldn't matter anyway.
"Do no evil", my arse.
Re: More adverts, everywhere.
Screw google, I'm going to install this anyway now.
Re: Take them to the cleaners, Benny!
funny i don't recall Mother Thresa doing this when caring for the sick and dying in India, most of whom were non catholics. I myself have worked with the nuns at a home dedicated to looking after children with defects abandoned by their parents. i've also visited and helped out in old age homes many of the residents of which are non catholics.
from my experience of actually being there as oppesed to reading stuff on the internet, i can tell you, no gold changed hands.
Re: Smashing Pope
that assumption would hold true for most readers of the reg. you're point being?
another practising Catholic on the reg forums? i thought i was the only one.
I guess i understand what it must feel like for someone who's gay to come out of the closet a few years back.
Re: Smashing Pope
Actually that always struck me as odd. I do agree that the teachings of Christ were love and acceptance of all regardless of sexual orientation, race, colour and creed. And yet the Catholic Church is branded as being intolerant.
As a catholic, i've never seen or experienced this at church. i do read about it in the media though. but us catholcs are too dumb to believe everything we read. i mean it even appears on the internet so it must be true shouldn't it?
Re: Take them to the cleaners, Benny!
the sort of organization that's lasted through centuries, wars and other pseudo intellects who believed they knew better perhaps?
or perhaps the sort of organization that's built schools, and hospitals in places where few would go and asking nothing in return. a damning statistic if ever on the Church's business acumen.
see son, for the pope to admit that he's no longer able to do justice to his job and retire takes a lot of brass. much more perhaps than it takes for a nitwit sitting in front of his keyboard taking cheap pot shots.
Re: Maybe he read Richard Dawkin's "The God Delusion"
It was Delhi.
"Autocad is a resource hog (justifiably... maybe!) you _can_ run it on a single core chip with a gig of ram, but if your 'designs' are more than a line with 2 squirkles then forget it."
when i was in college, we had autocad running on a "tower" server, which was a 486-DX, 270MB hdd and i do not remember how much ram.
Re: it ends in 2015
13thApril1919 unarmed civilians including women and children treated like target practice and butchered till the British ammo almost ran out..
1984 terrorists armed with machine guns and fortified, were flushed out from the Golden Temple.
there's no reference to plumbing, but since you brought up history all smug like, i figured why not?
Re: it ends in 2015
120 years ago we set the standards for the Nazi's to emulate. Just check up on the Jalianwala Bagh massacare.
it ends in 2015
British aid to india is due to end in 2015. Even now the amount is paltry and both the Indians and the British would prefer it to stop.
I think the tendancy to view Iran's scientific capabilities as backward could backfire. Years ago when i was working on cryptography hardware and doing research on modular exponentiation, some surprisingly good papers i read came from the University of Tehran.
apple have already patented all forms of speech.
Re: @Crisp: SHOCKED!
Turtle called it right.
Slapping a "NSFW" tag on the article is a tacit agreement that it could be offensive.
Re: Beautiful Polish women?
now that i've quit smoking
i'll probably live long enough to tell me grandkids about this and how it felt at the time to see a big tech bully being made to eat crow.
apple ought to fire their lawyers over this.
they'll have to drop the price now
this has little to offer over the LG Nexus 4. maybe Asus can charge extra for the extended hardware.