Re: CD/DVD drive
You're going to say it's not all-in-one because it has a MOUSE? What kind of retard ARE you?
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You're going to say it's not all-in-one because it has a MOUSE? What kind of retard ARE you?
I bet it doesn't include a modem either.
Andy Prough... that could be anyone.
John Downs, age 24 3/4, 56 Poplar Drive, Guildford. (left off postcode to protect my privacy)
I think they are still very expensive on pure spec. £1750 for a PC with 8Gb of RAM and an i5 seems a lot... this is not a top spec for a desktop PC.
I actually believe design is worth something, and that screen is very pretty too, but I don't think arguing "it's a reasonable price for the spec" is tenable.
Just for laughs I spent 30s on Dell and got a 12Gb i7 & system for £1050.
Actually, I just did go to the Apple store.
Since there was no i7 model listed I assumed El Reg were correct. Hiding it as a final customisation offer wasn't something I spotted until I double checked.,
I do some iOS development on my 2008 MacBook which is starting to show its age. I have to remind myself more and more frequently that a Mac Mini would be a more than adequate replacement, rather than splashing out on a 27" iMac.
Shame there's no i7 version though. If you're going to splash out, you might as well do it properly!
As in, it'll be a surprise if they produce anything leading-edge?
Your old photos aren't going to be much use to advertisers. One assumes if the advertisers needed these photos they couldn't be stored in this way!
Very interesting tech, but moving to such vibration-sensitive drives seems like a step back. The benefits must be significant to outweigh such delicate hardware...
I'm sorry but in a complaint about new words being devised, you use 'buzzword' without irony?
Pro isn't aimed at the masses but as a "business tablet".
...I just can't see any reason to buy one (RT that is). Perhaps styling and design is an area they hope to score points on. In my personal view, iPad is still a mile ahead of even top Android tablets in terms of "how pretty the box is" and sells a lot of units on that basis.
It's too early.
Still seems more secure than a PIN to me.
How has it been proved wrong? Creating a 2400dpi latex fingerprint copy is not exactly an easy process.
So you think a burglar is going to follow someone around, waiting for them to discard an empty soft drink can, before fishing it out of the bin and then nicking their phone?
The only means... no. By far the biggest.... yes. Someone nicks your phone and wants to be able to unlock it.
The idea that a modern phone is a perfect fingerprint retrieval surface seems to make sense, but is it really? Maybe when your phone is new and clean, but what about after you've been touching it dozens of times a day? Won't the prints all be overlapping and smudged?
Considering the band, I think it probably is supposed to be a cock disguised as a bird
none of the people deriding the 5C have actually seen one in the flesh, let alone touched it. Apple surely could do with passing one around inside the shop!
You might have failed to notice, but the big curvy things at the end of those sentences denote a question is being asked, rather than an idiotic statement being uttered - that's apparently something best left to you.
So a creating a new mobile OS is the new bandwagon? Is the actuality that this is a bit like how there are many Linux distros but it's still the same underlying OS?
It's a cool tech. Although not happy about the idea I might personally have to write JS to use it!
Your PC is likely to blame. Or it's one of those freak cases - you can find at least one person for who any app you think of simply won't work, to the mystification of developers.
think of the light shows this makes possible
Yes but they like being in the rain.
Not really any sadder in the grand scheme of things than sitting outside watching a man try to hit a red ball with a plank for 5 days.
You realise for most users this is a non-issue... how many home users upgrade their OS? Only nerds and businesses are affected; nerds will easily manage and businesses work differently.
a)That's not Apple's fault
b)No surprise developers stop supporting older versions when Apple won't let anyone install them
Perhaps app-developers will continue to develop for older iOS versions, or keep support alive longer, if there is a large enough userbase to make it worthwhile.
How much in the world of medicine has its roots in military R&D do you think?
Given that we're talking about the KERNEL here, not Linux as a whole, I'm genuinely interested what all these companies are changing all the time - why is the 2010 kernel not any good for 2013?
The future is clearly whatever platform developers develop for; it doesn't matter a damn how fancy it is. Wii is proof enough of that.
If you can afford food, housing and new cloths, plus (I assume) a computer and/or smartphone, by what metric are you under the poverty line?
Genuine question, not an attack.
Perhaps true but if we assume that $1bn existed already, concentrating it in one person's bank account is probably the least beneficial option.
Maybe he's making it faster than he can give it away...
An updated iPad is nice news but not really big news, since they don't even number the iPad series themselves! iPad4 is already so damn fast too.
An updated iPad mini is probably the most interesting thing here, though I still expect it to be a repackaged iPad4.
Gee thanks for the tip that you have to plug the SD card in.
Just like a bank then.
You confuse the term 'point' with 'business model'. The point is to let people buy and sell stuff online, the business model is to make money off that.
"Mars One is essentially an interplanetary mashup of X-Factor and Big Brother, with candidates being selected by web vid audiences and the whole mission being broadcast live 24/7."
No it isn't (my housemate is an applicant so I have a good source). While it does plan to be relaity TV, that's actually in this case simply showing 'real reality' on TV, not people acting like idiots for the camera. It's designed as a very serious colonisation mission - nobody would get to go purely on the public vote, the public would only influence which of the pre-screened people get to go on the arduous and very thorough training program, teaching them everything from medical skills to toilet management.
I personally don't think it's going to get anywhere, but please don't believe the sound-bites about this being "big brother in space" with all the negative connotations this implies. The people applying are physicists, nerds, etc, not loudly gay morons.
What are the benefits, specifically?
Yeah, a straight trade-in would actually make some sort of sense for RT tablets, and a big (like $500) voucher towards a Pro version.
MS are clearly getting into the used hardware market - they see a market to buy your iPad for $200 and sell it at $300-600.
Each refurbished iPad will make up for a few missed sales on Windows 8.
Presumably they paid enough in cash/promised promotion that they figure it offsets potential lost sales. Anyone who really wants one would probably consider switching networks so how many lost sales there really are might be hard to quantify.
"it's supposed to be easier to open a search window, type "Firewall", and click "firewall" in the list, than to click the icon directly."
I think it is. Even on W7 I am doing this more and more for control panel stuff, and apps, since perusing to see exactly which sub-folder I put the icon in is rather boring.
It's not a "search window (on 8.0 anyway). Even on W7 Hit Windows-Key and type "fire", this is much quicker than start->control panel->wheverever-it-is
Read the mini-review from the persona above you, they said Android is better on equally crap hardware.
No it isn't. The article makes it quite clear it sucks in general. The article compares it to an iPhone 1!
It sounds from the article like an $80 Android phone would be a better choice, which is of course the worst thing. And remember the Nokia Lumia 510 received favourable reviews but is in a a similar price bracket albeit not quite as cheap).
... Samsung simply lend weight to Apple's claim that a 64-bit processor is something to boast about.
Ever heard the phrase "garbage in, garbage out"? The entire point of networking sites is that people who know you can find you. I can't be bothered keeping track of who "minni mouse" is in real life, and matching online accounts to real life people is the whole point, unlike forums like these.
BEing banned isn't the same as having your account deleted.
They claim each contract is independently viewed as inside/outside, but you'd have to assume in reality it sends a clear signal you aren't someone to bother investigating!
You are flat out, 100%, absolutely wrong. It's a legal obligation. If they reduced the tax rate 5% you wouldn't feel morally obligated to still pay the same amount you do now, would you?
Being outside IR35 is not about not paying tax. You pay 20% off the top as company tax, then you pay tax on dividends as well. Being inside IR35, you pay employee NI AND employer NI AND income tax... way more tax than an employee earning the same amount would do.
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