All cars are digital anyway. They just give you analogue looking dials for styling.
65 posts • joined 23 Jul 2013
Re: It's all about the screen size
"since it's easier to pull out my pocket then getting my wallet"
Take phone out of pocket and touch on reader.
Take wallet out of pocket and touch it on reader.
I don't see any difference!
The only difference is it means Apple know exactly what you have been buying whereas before only your bank knew. (Plus all the people that hack Apple accounts will know exactly what you have buying!)
Re: It's not that quick...
When they released it the standard launcher was laggy but it has been updated now and there is no lag. also if you install a third party launcher there is no lag. the one on display must be on old software.
That's something Sony should look into, its not much good if the demo device is slow! I nearly didn't buy one because of that. But the device is very very fast so dont let the demo unit put you off..
The old software also had problems with touch response but that's also fixed. I get the feeling Sony rushed it out to hit a deadline because there has been 3 or 4 software updates since I had mine and each time it gets better. No complaints with anything now.
Back to CD
I used to buy loads of digital dowloads but then I bought some decent speakers and headphones so I have started to buy CDs again for the higher quality. I can now actually hear the difference (Not always but on a lot of tracks).
Its about time the main sellers started offering lossless formats, that would bring me back to digital. Charging people for a second rate MP3 when there is Flac and Alac is a real shame.
There are some places like HDtracks but they have a very limited library and are very expensive. I use Beatport for some music as they offer Wav and Aiff but again their library is limited (unless you want House then they have everything!).
It doesnt add up to me
Ok its a fine machine but what is the point of this new design that forces the use of Thunderbolt? The main advantage I see is space saving but does a pro really care about the size difference? A tower isn't THAT big anyway, just put it under your desk. Looking at the disadvantages of Thunderbolt (high cost and less device choice) I would go for slightly larger size any day. Plus stringing all of those Thunderbolt devices together you end up with a machine that looks like a Tumbleweed!
The only other advantage of this new design is the thermals. But its actually Intel that deserves a pat on the back for that not Apple. They are the ones responsible for making a chip with such low TDP that it doesn't needs massive cooling. Apple have just put it in a shiny box. You could have a full size tower with the massive choice of device support that it brings and still have the low thermals of the latest chips.
So Apple what is the point of this new design?
Re: |'m not quite sure I get it
"I worked pretty effing hard to get my last PC to be quiet"
You are missing out water cooling. Its the best option for silence but the costs rise significantly. Its worth it though cos you end up with something that looks way cooler than the Mac Pro dustbin and with overclocking, insanely fast.
"We won’t provide your keys to anyone – unless we are ordered to divulge them by a judge with jurisdiction over us."
No need to read anymore, already its insecure. The fact it will be an ex-nsa guy holding your keys is hilarious.
I have read of other secure webmail services in development based around only the owner holding keys. Lets see how they pan out. If someone else has your keys its pointless!
They are doing good so far
HBO should embrace Netflix. They should team up, add their content to Netflix but charge it as an extra subscription, an HBO package. Worldwide release, decent price. That would stop most of the Game of Thrones etc piracy.
Hopefully Netflix will one day buy the premiership rights, how great would that be, no more Sky!
Im running 8.1 and its actually a good improvement over 8. But typical Microsoft as usual mess it up by making it not very obvious how to actually get the upgrade. I know plenty of people struggling along with 8.0 totally unaware how to get 8.1.
Even when I knew the update was in the store it was still a hassle to find it. Considering MS are desperate to make Win 8 work you would think there would be an excited notification - "Windows 8.1 is here, download now FREE!"
Instead they seep it out and only techno heads like us know about it. MS really need to work on their usability, its becoming a joke now. The days are going where people will stump up thousands to go on a course to learn a single application. What with phones and tablets people expect things to be easier, more obvious, its not 1990 anymore.
For me the biggest disappointment with Win 8 isn't Metro but actually the boring desktop. The Taskbar has barely changed. With desktops getting ever more powerful (and screens bigger and better) why has nothing changed? I understand they were making Win8 slim to run on small hardware but there's no reason why if a good machine is detected then it should ramp up the experience and features. I mean isn't that the whole point of the Windows experience index?
Re: Not "complying" is the crime, not the results of complying.
Taking what you said into account what if you said you forgot the key? Then it cant count as you stopping the gathering of evidence? If you dont know it you dont know it. Same as if you don't remember what someone looked like at the scene of a crime. Its impossible to prove you don't know the key.
If I was a time traveler I would be going to times way before the internet. If I did pass through 2010 for a jolly then how would my future phone even work to allow me to tweet? My network contract wouldn't even exist yet!
My twitter account wouldn't even exist (lets say I was travelling from 2100)
And even if I did Tweet imagine how messed up it would be. My latest tweets would be showing as my oldest tweets. It would be all out of sync. No definitely wouldn't bother with any social media if I was surfing time and space. I would be too busy causing mayhem. Committing any and every crime then leaping into the next time zone!
Re: OOh lets dangle the maps
"Problem is Windows phones are just crap. "
I have a Nokia 1020 running WP8 and its far better than my Android Nexus. No lag, good battery life and more fluid to use. Here navigation is far better than Apple maps. Its equal to Google Maps I would say. I think the Navigation is better on Here but then on Google Maps you have extra features like streetview so comes down to personal preference.
Anyway I dont know what Win Phones you have tried but they are defiantly not crap.
Re: What a bunch...
Thanks for the heads up on these guys, never heard of them. Zen actually works out quite a bit more expensive than Virgin but they give static IPs, something you cant have on VM.
I currently have VM 120mbps XXL package. Rarely get over 80mb down and 6mb up. Quite annoying as I like to use remote desktop. A static IP and better upload would do nicely. Will look at these guys come upgrade time.
Wow you guys are pessimistic. Have you seen the amazing things DARPA have been coming up with? I remember the know it alls commenting that a car will never be able to drive itself when DARPA kicked off that challenge and now were looking at ALL cars one day driving by themselves.
Its research, they are trying out ideas, moving forward. Its technology get it?
Re: So bloody predictable.....
Im with you on this one Hans. I bet most of these moaners don't even have Win 8.1. Just see any opportunity to hate MS and say how great Linux is.
Im different, I give everything a fair chance. I have tried many Linux builds. Bodhi was the best in my opinion. But I still had to jump through the most hoops ever to get things working properly. There is no way anyone can say Linux is easier to use than win or Mac.
And then once its running, its ok as a web browser or email machine but what about the rest?
I like to play around with producing music, I like to play games - Linux has an inferior offering compared to Mac / Win. Ok you can use WINE to run those Windows apps but why mess about getting that to work (half the time doesn't work fully) when you can just install the app in Windows where it will work natively?
Anyway, although Im no big fan of Linux you wont catch me commenting to Linux news saying how bad and useless it is.. In fact Linux is great for some things. Its not just the Linux moaners that are boring, the XP moaners are worse. Im sorry, you cant cling onto that ancient OS FOREVER. Get yourself an SSD and some more Ram and upgrade your OS at least to win 7. PLEASE!
Re: I have an easier solution...
With all respect Linux Mint doesn't compare to Win8, 8.1 or 7.
I gave it a go on my PC, it didnt match the resolution of my monitor (2560x1080) I had to get the command line involved and still its not right. Graphics drivers I had to setup manually messing about with third party drivers (Nvidia Geforce 570). Sound problems with my Asus Xonar STX card (sample rates displayed in Mint not the true sample rates outputted).
So its far from just stick the iso in and off you go.. Actually Windows is the only OS I can just stick in and off I go. It sorted all of the above out first time without question. A bit of waiting around while it sets up but who cares, once it was done I log in and it works.
Win 8.1 boots A LOT quicker than Mint and Ubuntu too.
WARNING TO POTENTIAL UPGRADERS:
One thing I noticed is if you previously had a local only profile it forces you to convert to a live account when it upgrades. It tries to transfer everything to the new profile but it makes a poor job of it. It reset all of my My Docs and Pictures folders etc. (I had them in different locations due to having a small SSD but large storage drives).
I dont mind using the live account so much because I have a Win Phone and use Skydrive. but I know some of you out there want to stay local so watch out!
On the plus side I actually Like the small metro changes they made. I removed my Start8 and Decor8 mods, dont feel like I need the original start menu anymore.
I have WP8. I like everything about it except for the music player. Its terrible! I mean really terrible. Its totally basic and the sync doesn't work. Very disappointed that the sync is so useless. I have a Win8 desktop so you would think that it would sync perfectly well and easily with a Win8 phone wouldn't you? Well it doesn't, my Android tablet works more seamlessly.
I was hoping the update would include a better music player but it looks like it doesn't. Back to Android and PowerAmp for me!