They're into letting you do what you want in Texas. As long as it's not with another man, and you're white.
6115 posts • joined 28 May 2010
They're into letting you do what you want in Texas. As long as it's not with another man, and you're white.
I'm sure loads of people think "I could do with a new TV one of these days". Pushing sales around a big TV event like the World Cup or Olympics makes good sense really - catch all those would-be buyers.
I don't think many people would suddenly develop an interest from nowhere in a new TV, but it could well be a trigger for the many who watch TV but could do with a little push or "special occasion" to justify getting a new one (to themselves or perhaps their wife).
Well that depends what TV you had to start with, duh. We got ours in the days when full 1080p was not ubiquitous and ended up with HD-Ready 42"... I am not convinced splashing out on a modern 1080p or even UHD would be worth it, unless we moved into a house where 50"+ made sense.
Well if you don't have the bandwidth, they should can the whole idea. Nevermind all those millions in inner cities with superfast connections, let alone plebs like me with regular ADSL who get 15-20Mbit which would probably be enough (we can watch HD streaming on 3 devices at once).
Why do you need a lock-in when pubs are getting licenses to open later, and most bars can already stay open late?
Um, 50" is hardly showing off. We have a fairly paltry 42" but the difference it makes to a 32" is massive with sport, sitting on the far side of the room.
And projectors are proven technology, hardly some new gimmick. Many people have houses big enough for them.
The article mentioned that Netflix is also already supporting UHD although what they define as UHD I don't know.
Have you worked out the focal length of such a TV based on the curvature? If not you are not providing any more valid data than the marketing hype about curved sets.
I should clarify, since the down-voters seem unable to distinguish a request for objective information from an endorsement of the technology, I don't see the point of curved TVs either. But the claim they only work in a very specific sweet spot should be verified - is this the case or do they work over a larger "sweet area"?
Have you tested that hypothesis - I've not seen a curved TV in person to check?
I find it hard to believe that it would be so directional a typical family sofa would be a problem, which is probably quite a wide slice of the market.
You could argue a quadcopter which defaults to being stationary is inherently safer than a plane which by definition is always moving fast, or a helicopter whose natural behaviour is to immediately crash.
Couldn't he just have walked/driven round the other side of the building to regain radio contact?
Also, that video is really good, so stable... how much does one of these cost?
Except that he has a track record for succeeding.
I'm not sure making you stop for an hour where you used to stop for 2min is going to work, it seems far more sensible to install these in places people would choose to go to... but now people with such cars will always go to that place rather than competitors without the technology.
Maybe towns with Tesco and Sainsbury will see the two competing to win the charging spot.
He talks about people paying Tesla to use their locations or at least give them free use of space. Are we talking shopping centres here, or is this more a Starbucks type thing, tied to an individual store?
But how do we identify jackasses like you two? The Metallica T-shirts?
But it would be interesting to see what Apple can do to make the concept more appealing - is the core tech not useful or is it all about the implementation?
A device which is waterproof and can continuously measure heartrate, as well as recording sleep and activity levels and including a pedometer, AND DOES ALL OF THIS SLICKLY, could be a hit... I don't want to have to tell it "I'm going to sleep now" or "I'm swimming now". Slickness and polish are Apple's strengths and for something you wear on your wrist all day, tiny design nuances can make or break the experience.
But I don't think chaining it to an iPhone within 10 feet is a successful strategy, it MUST have standalone functionality. But then Apple just mentioned that whole "devices knowing what each other are doing" thing last week which could be ideal to let your watch know when to switch to autonomous mode and when to silently sync with your phone - leave your phone in your gym locker and the watch takes over, come back from the pool and by the time you pick up your phone, all the information has synced across. That sounds quite Apple-y to me.
Since when is reported memory usage the only factor?
Considering my last experiences with FF, it IS a bit of a surprise to me!
But it has to be tempered and surely you have to bevel (and do everything including drilling holes) before that?
Ah, the typical arrogant nerd. Nothing is subjective, things are either X or Y and since I think it's X, that's how it is.
Up and down desks are incredibly pricey. I looked a while back and they all seem to run from about £2000! Self-building with hydraulic rams and servo motors is beyond my confidence and the parts are not cheap so I instead made a Heath Robinson effort for my home office which involves a tray-table with folding legs from Argos.
Question: how will you cut the glass? Doesn't it have to be cut before being tempered so you can't buy a sheet and cut to fit? Obviously a glasser (?!) could do this for you but suddenly your costs have trebled.
Or is there a way around this? Of course, no reason it actually has to BE glass topped.
If you could knock up a worse version for the same cost, and have to use a lot of your time, how can you complain it's expensive to pay the same for a better one and someone else's time?
It's niche, but I like the fact people are bothering.
So after telling us plugins are bad, Google is admitting they need to use plugins? Why not build it into Chrome?
It's a clever bit of technology.
Ah, never miss an opportunity to make a passive-aggressive slight towards those who are under no compunction to let you use their service.
He sounds like he should get laid.... oh wait.
Considering C is easier to learn than C++, or Java, that seems a rather weak attempt at an arrogant put-down. C is one of the easier languages because there is so little to it IMO. I learned C after BASIC and found it easy enough, learning C++ was a bigger jump.
"Perhaps you've never had to maintain or debug code written by 4 different people over the course of a decade and reindent several hundred lines of code because someone, somewhere, changed the logical flow due to a misplaced bracket or inconsistent bracketing style. Personally, I enjoy being able to read, reuse and maintain code I (and others) wrote years ago."
If only there were incredibly easy ways to automatically impose a standard formatting... or if only it were possible for a lead developer to require people follow a convention.
Messy code serves a purpose, it tells you that the project has probably not been run well and you should be wary.
"In what sense does Apple 'force' you to use Objective-C? You can use as much C or C++ code as you like without having to hop any sort of barriers"
How do I call system APIs using native C++? I genuinely thought I couldn't - you end up with C++/OBJ-C files which are normal C++ with lines like:
UIInterfaceOrientation interfaceOrientation = [UIApplication sharedApplication].statusBarOrientation;
How do I do that in pure C++, i.e. set the .cpp file as C++ rather than C++/OBJ-C in XCode? Maybe it's just because all the sample code I saw uses OBJ-C.
>>Go is finding fans all over the place, though mainly in systems, because of its concurrency support.
A few users is not a success. Where is Go in real-world use, something like 0.01% of developers? I bet there are more active Haskell developers
>>C# is, er, a rehash of Java for the MS runtime.
Yes, done very well. Who cares if it's a brand new paradigm as long as it works - which it does. It's very unashamedly "a better Java".
Yet another new language. Apple are on thin ice using Objective-C already in my eyes, even MS don't force you to use their own MS-only language (.NET is only one option of many).
Google did Go - which hasn't. MS have gained traction with C# but that's really the stand-out counter-example in terms of a new "next best thing" language that has been adopted into the mainstream.
Since people use bing are you saying people use bing for a bad reason?
It works OK on the rare times I use it. Kind of seems much of a muchness with Google really.
Far more stories about people being assholes to glass wearers than stories about glassholes themselves.
Most developers working on Apple are developing for iOS so they'll make a business decision whether to suck it up or not.
Maybe you should plug it in. Although the newer MacBooks use Haswell which does give you better battery life, so wish sort of granted!
Yeah, because Linux users get loads more action than trendy hipsters. That's why they spend all their time in their bedroom with the curtains drawn - all the sex they're having.
Oh not again - I only just got all the bloody icons and launch images figured out to work on iOS7!
Will the future of watches lie with tech companies like Apple/Samsung/MS, at all?
Or will traditional brands like Rolex move into this market - none of them seem too keen that I know of but you'd surely think they must be investigating it lest they find themselves out-dated.
I know mechanical watches have survived digital, but digital took a big chunk of the market. A proper Rolex casing with smartware inside could be a much better option than some plasticky thing from Samsung.
if Apple buy Rolex we'll know the game is on!
You mean the way Windows phones have fans in?
Do try a bit harder.
This year, yes - a couple of years ago the current trend would have seen silly and we were laughing at the monstrous sized Trigger Happy TV-esque phones.
No reason a new trend won't happen - in fact it certainly will, we just don't know what it will be.
Tablets existed before iPad, but nobody bought them because the implementation sucked. Just because nobody has cracked the form factor doesn't mean it's not worth investing in.
Current technology is rather marginal for such a small device to be practical, rather like pre-iPad tablets were before their time, so we're in new territory really.
So if Apple launch iWatch, the FitBit iOS app would be removed, is that the kind of thing being discussed?
Live tiles might actually be the best option for a watch though, provided you limit to specific configurations i.e one big tile, 4 small ones or some full-width/full-height combinations. WP8 UI would actually work well here and you could easily see the time, fitness stats, email/SMS notifications and calendar notifications.
I doubt it but WP8 is probably the mobile OS best suited to the tiny screen right now.
...and over, and over again.
If these restrictions are a problem for you, you're not a target user.
If they put in a more standard sized disk and more RAM they will have to charge more and the point is these are as cheap as possible... you are not going to get a decent spec for £249.
That the most popular picture is one of two people getting married rather than someone's arse or a selfie seems quite nice to me.
You seem to.
As for irony of thinking your views on the matter are "flying f worthy" when you're some random anonymous dweeb on the web...
Probably not something of issue in the US since they were rather too far away to be in range :)
I still find it amusing Amazon asks me to share all my purchases on FB. Cheeky sods.
No, but they have a finite budget which means they are diverting financial resources to SteamOS. And with something as big-name as HL3, attention of the top brass focusing elsewhere is a factor too because they would be actively driving it.