Re: We're gonna need a bigger board
>and socks teleported out of our washing?
'Oh my God, it's full of socks'
211 posts • joined 29 Mar 2011
>and socks teleported out of our washing?
'Oh my God, it's full of socks'
>This being a UK site and all shouldn't it be "Dyson" up the data??
....that would mean rsync to a cheap NAS in Malaysia
> Concretely, what this means, is that they should host their own instance of the service
That messes with Browsealoud's business/licensing model - and it's far from a cheap product. Browsealoud pre-dates the (W3C) Web Speech API which is supported by all current browsers, trivial to implement and should have made the product redundant anyway.
>11-plus?? Showing your age there, mate.
We still have the 11 plus in this neck of the woods - though there's there's the shopping centre from hell built over Avro and Ford - so little chance of flying cars I think.
>Maybe it's a good opportunity to slow down and take stock
First thing the CEO did.
>I'd go for storage through Pied Piper
siacoin is getting mined in reasonable quantities too - colour me unconvinced, but it's a thing.
>My Vega+ will definitely arrive late on time, I’m sure of it.
...keep the faith!
You'll be playing Bandersnatch on it any day now
>Just ask Google...
Actually you can - just get a 'takeout' using Google's (not) well publicised 'Download Your Data' feature.
They're looking into iPad as well, future case maybe, but it's iPhone users only currently (according to Money Saving Expert - Martin Lewis has some involvement as advisor).
>This is why when someone calls me, I answer. For even the minimum wage, if I can keep them going
Little bit too much effort, I say 'ooh! can you just hang on a second while I finish this', and then say 'almost done!' in a chirpy voice at random intervals while carrying on with whatever I was doing. Most cold callers are surprisingly unwilling to hang up on a potential catch - should make an app really.
>If a tag is only a parody of html, does it need closing?
...not to engage the mind in subject-object duality is the bodhisattva's practice
>unreliable yes, but they actually existed and actually eventually arrived.
...though if we'd had social media back then they would never have received the later cascade of orders needed to fix the initial botching. Not blaming social media for Vega+ which was doomed to fail with that team, but nostalgia has led us to forget how utterly, woefully useless Sinclair's management actually was.
>I really, really do not want to know what that picture is illustrating
Given the article content, I'm guessing they did a stock image search for 'bear shitting in the woods' and that's one of the Fire Bear guys
>Why are people funding this?
Bizarre - for the money they could have those guys in Yakutia to drop the mammoth resurrection programme and breed actual miniature hand elephants.
>So there needs to be an eyetracking sensor and a forward looking sensor to recognize the display environment
Conversely (as the silence is deafening) - SMI had actually working (Google for IRL demos at various shows) foveated rendering with staggeringly good eye tracking via a pair of $10 mini cameras when Apple acquired them (depressingly though I guess it was inevitable someone huge would) earlier this year.
Cost in terms of sensors and processing power for rendering is pretty much cracked I think - there's already a huge weight of successful work in terms of environment sensing. I'd guess it's genuinely useful applications as much as anything which is now the challenge.
>This is the kind of "boring" story that many on here would find interesting and would like to read.
Noticed HMRC've been advertising quite a few Linux/Unix devops jobs of late with a very hopeful skillset and on the kind of money you can make chirping out websites for Fleebayers...
>The Amiga has become the Blakes 7 of home computers.
The Babylon 5 would be a more appropriate moniker
>I wonder how much of the problems with Flash would be solved if it was open sourced?
Most of the problems can be solved using openfl to target html5+ or native - slightly more complex to build for non-devs but the bulk of code would be re-usable and stimuli etc identical for replication. A good (honest) dev will be charging in hours and days not weeks - in-house will find it a fairly painless leap and be back on their day jobs in no time.
>If the rail regulator told Virgin Trains to refit the first class carriages on their Pendolinos
The refit would be paid for by the tax payer or at best heavily subsidised - and they aren't 'their' Pendolinos anyway - Virgin lease them from various ROSCO - ensures playing trains doesn't require a long-term financial commitment.
>Has MS heard of it?
Probably - but then some over-promoted knob desperately seizing his career defining impact moment will chime in with Ford's faster horse shit.
> But then Genghis Khan and Attilla the Hun were successful leaders too.
An even more surprising thought when you consider they were probably using FORTRAN or AL GORE and only had 4800 baud dial-up back then.
>Given the amount of public service contracts shoved in that direction over the years I'd have thought it was the other way around.
Perhaps - with the outpouring of venom and vinegar from their exes here whenever the name turns up and the almost unending stream of epic fails - someone should be investigating (studying & bottling) their survival ability. Makes no sense to me.
>However true that may be, how many US voters watch RT
Just finished watching the Putin Interviews (Oliver Stone) which probably has the 'propaganda value' of a hundred RTs. Putin actually makes a far more credible and candid interviewee than Trump or Clinton.
Worth it just for the 'Googlebox' moment of Stone & Putin watching Whoops Apocalypse. The Snowden discussion is also quite enlightening.
>Yo Telegram and Whatsapp! Open market segment!
...if the well known 'camera company' Snapchat only had a brain.
>I am truly phenomenally underwhelmed (if that's a word) that Apple's big new product reveal is a SPEAKER.
Think the big new reveal was the iMac Pro with an 18-core Xeon CPU - presumably followed in the New Year by the silent death of the Trashintosh.
>Well, that will only work if its possible for 55 plus people to readily get jobs...
It is, but career culture is changing - you'll have 30 years to get your house, bring up your kids and work in the skilled/professional sector - then 15 or 20 more doing something more mundane and increasingly part-time in B&Q or Starbucks.
Not quite as bad as being vapourised by lasers on primetime, but Nolan and Johnson were on to this inevitable problem back in the 60's.
>Finding a name that could actually be pronounced, instead of "ECMAScript", would have helped a lot.
I always thought it was pronounced ecmascript - what is it supposed to be - eczma script - Xmas crypt ?
>Panda Adaptive Defence 360
I'm sure it's a wonderful product - but I've always dismissed it out-of-hand simply because it's called 'Panda' - dodo is about the only animal I can think of which would be a worse choice.
>going to miss the common sense rulings the EU have provided in many areas of life and business
UK will still be bound by them in the main post-Brexit, though there will doubtless be a few token gestures for the sake of political posturing.
Article 50 and the recently publishing EU Commission negotiation guidelines have the ECJ hard-coded for Brexit and post-Brexit dispute resolution - so in trade/governmental matters it will continue to bind UK regulations and law for many years - without the inconvenience of having British judicial representation in the court.
> Usually harmless old ladies mumbling
Pretty sure that's what Facebook will be in 10 or 15 years.... certainly has zero appeal for my kids and their peers.
>It used to be pay once, yours for life. When did they do this?
Pretty soon after they paid $2.5 Billion for it - Notch is welcome to the money, but that was an insane price and MS clearly had no idea what they were buying - dreadful spinoffs which entirely miss the point (like Story Mode) only underline it.
It's Realms that needs the subscription (the idea predates MS - pricing is all them though). For my kids at least, third party servers are pretty much where it's at and are much cheaper - many are free.
>in some cases nearly a year of work experience before they are called an Engineer.
That's because engineer is a generic term - in the UK, Chartered Engineer is probably what you're looking for.
Sir Barnes Wallis to you...
http://www.sirbarneswallis.com/ is highly recommended - necessary reading for a few I think given some of the comments.
>Throw some MOAB's on their effin HQs, problem solved
Just make things worse - for a start MOAB is a Registered Trademark in Australia
.....and effin is registered 3 times (it is Australia after all)
>I keep hoping that the explanation is that this imbalance we're seeing is the pollution left behind by the far more advanced species transport devices.
Densely packed turtle coprolite? - can't help thinking this is research that would be better put on the backburner until more fundamental physics is addressed rather more locally.
Presumably there's an option which says 'I'm under 13' and switches off all the data gathering in the US - and a similar setting for parents when they set up their kids' logins - otherwise the FTC must be licking their lips right now.
>Yes, the City will be desolate after all those hundreds (possibly thousands if you believe the Daily Fail)
HSBC & UBS are relocating 2000 jobs to Paris currently - that's them assuming the best case scenario.
>Orthopaedics is muscles and bones. Orthodontics is teeth. Lucky he wasn't one of those Paedophilic surgeons they have in Portsmouth (https://goo.gl/8zunyy)
They choose the titles to baffle the witless so it's bound to result in the occasional bodily harm - 'Tooth Straightener', 'Bone Specialist', 'Children's Doctor' don't quite strike the right level of awe I suppose...
>Well done! You've won a free Samsung television.
>Please contact Mr A. Spook at PO Box 3255, London, SW1P 1AE.
I'll happily install the spyware myself if any spooks want to send me a UHD set for free - not prepared to compromise my privacy for anything less than a 60" though.
>You know, somehow I don't think the guy will now take a bike to work and eat home made sandwiches..
Probably not, but I heard that this year he's only going for the 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar rather than the usual 15" range topper. Gotta to cut your coat according to your cloth....
"All those wasted, fruitless and ruinous years of shoving the PC industry down the tubes with comical, immature user interfaces that no one on the entire planet wanted".
Any UX Professional will proudly tell you that The First Rule Of Usability is 'don't listen to users'.
Any engineer will tell you that usability is inversely proportional to UX Professional input - before wandering off swearily murmuring about how engineering managed just fine for the first 10,000 years...
[though it was 2.6 billion years old last time]
>I've been able to replace the standard HDD with either a larger HDD or an SSD without a problem.
Nevermore - SSD are soldered into the new models.
'Is Asperger's a "get out of jail free card"?'
Hardly. Feltham (young offenders) was the first institution to get NAS Accreditation - the research there found 4.5% of inmates had HF autistic spectrum disorders - so 16,000 are currently gaoled if that scales.
>Perry Mason reruns?
Possibly it's "Incompetent, Irrelevant and Immaterial - not necessarily in that order"
>I like the tactile feedback of a physical switch when doing things like muting sound, changing screen brightness etc.
Definitely - I recently splodged almost a £100 on a mechanical keyboard (actually a 'gaming keyboard', though I don't play games). Most productive money I've spent in ages - I'm old enough to remember proper keyboards, but I'd somehow got used to the crap that gets peddled as quality these days.
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