37 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
Half Man Half Biscuit
So no-one else recognised the reference? I am disappoint...
"You have to install the latest version at some point, there is no option to install N-1."
Really? So I must be imagining all the older versions of MacOS that I see in the purchased section of the AppStore then
Re: The financial world is crazy...
1) How on Earth do you make Money identifying Songs for People? More to the Point how do you make 40million doing that???
I saw a presentation on this a while back and one of the most profitable things they do is sell the location data of the lookups back to the record companies as it tells them where their marketing is working and where they may need to focus more effort
Re: Product of the AI hype
Re: Algorithm X (Dancing Links). I've already done it a few years ago :-)
Re: re: pay for the good/services
"Most freetards would like to pay too. But not the artificially inflated price set by corporate greed."
Interestingly, I changed my model a couple of years ago on my Bandcamp page to be free with the option of paying for it if you want. I now get far more paying downloads than I did before I had the mandatory charge.
Re: Juicing is bad
Yep, I'm diabetic and fruit juice or raw fruit can be equally just as bad for me as a can of coke. Preparation method is irrelevant.
Re: My advice - watch the defaults!
I hold an MSc in Compter Science. Yet I have no A levels at all (I went to university when I was 22 so was a "mature" student and they weren't required). It's perfectly possible. And yes, I've had agencies/HR tell me they can't add me to their system because it won't allow them to tick MSc without ticking A levels.
Re: The secret to giving up the toe rags...
I've been vaping for over 2 years now, and my Dr has officially put me down as a non-smoker. I had my post-40 check up fairly recently and she reckons my organ functions are pretty much at the stage of someone who's never smoked. I'm apparently still more at risk of the big C due to having once smoked, but that risk comes down by the day.
Re: Ultra Low Latency
I do, I play guitar direct into one of these that then round trips through the amp sims in Logic Pro and then back out of the interface.
Never noticed any latency. It is a problem that's already been solved.
Re: Free Speech?
"Who gets to decide where the division between free speech and forbidden speech lies..."
Warning, American like typing detected. Here's a hint, not everyone in the world thinks your constitution is as just and fair as you like to think.
The KKK would not be allowed to spread their hate speech over here in Europe, it would be illegal, and rightly so
No Hash Key
Alt-3 - Hash has always been here on all Apple keyboards for as long as I can remember
Re: 2 words for you MS...
3 words - "one to many"
Re: Middle way is of course, as always, the right way.
I always ask the landlord if it's OK to use my PV inside their pub. If not, I go outside. If yes, then I vape away. Their pub, their rules, and we all need to respect that, vapers and non-vapers alike. So if you don't like people vaping in a pub where the landlord expressly allows it, you need to find a new pub.
BTW, I personally wouldn't ever vape in a restaurant or inside any other space where there's no-one to ask if it's OK
Re: I hate rap and hip-hop
Depends on the rap genre as to whether talent is required. There's pop-rap (which the article is talking about that has virtually no redeeming features), all the way through to the talented but lower selling artists who are effectively putting poetry to beats, people such as Dälek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgM9T4mFbQ
Re: "Facebook’s opt-out system for advertising...
A EULA can never trump real legislation though. What if it said "By using this system we reserve the right to take your first born into slavery"? Do you think they'd legally be allowed to do it?
Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...
Coffee is served at around 100C in my house as that's the temperature it leaves the kettle after it's finished boiling. Unless in the US water miraculously boils at lower temperatures I suspect it's the same over there too. Whole thing is a sad indictment of both the US education and legal systems.
Re: I've had a look at this
Your advice is incorrect. Just because something stops being made doesn't mean it instantly stops working. Waveburner has not been included with Logic since version 8, but I'm happily still using it alongside Logic Pro X.
Same with Aperture, you want to keep using it, then keep using it. It's hardly a big deal really is it?
Yes, Give Them Their Own Carriage
That way on my daily commute, those sad sacks that insist on working when they're not at work won't constantly elbow me in the ribs when typing, saving them from the occasional dig in the ribs back when doing their worst chicken dance impressions.
Alternatively, just drag them behind and put them out of their misery
Explanation On The Job Boards
I've recently been on the hunt for a new job and noticed that there were a lot of positions for a "Global Media Company in West London". I applied for one of the short 2 month contract ones and ended up interviewing for Auntie. The long and the short of it was that there was a big project to update the mobile news platform that was in trouble and they needed a boat load of help to get it done by the deadline (about now). They even asked if I'd be prepared to work 7 days a week. Coincidence?
Did You See The Question?
"Based on what you've heard, do think Snowden's leak of top-secret information about government surveillance programs to the media was the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do?"
Note the "Based on what you've heard" bit. They're not trying to see what the population thinks. They're trying to see if their propaganda is working.
A Bit Left Field
Jim Burke - AKA Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Steampunk musician extraordinaire, the character's already there as is the costume
<--- 'Cos he smokes a pipe
Re: I can hardly believe
So there's no YouTube API eh?
Given that this is getting more and more common (as the report states) what's needed is some kind of centralised system whereby patches for all your 3rd party software can be distributed automatically. Something like yum, or yast, or the OSX App Store (better late than never) - something that *every other damn OS on the planet* has already.
This Is A UK Site
There are no royalties payable on H.264 here so I don't get the tone of the article. Surely we should just be laughing at the septics and their ridiculous patent system, carry on using H.264 for free as we have done all along, and ignore Google and its strong arm tactics.
"All the other internet-connected devices are of way less interest to the "bad guys"."
Not true at all. The most valuable targets would be the servers full of credit card information.
This Is A .co.uk Site
And H.264 is a free and open standard over here. Please tell your US reporters to stop writing this irrelevant rubbish on here. I really, really don't care what is happening in the US software industry or its descent into patent litigation hell. If I wanted to read this crap, I'd read Slashdot.
"Time Warner, Comcast, AT&T, etc. control web video availability already."
No they don't. They don't even exist over here. As Slashdot posters are so fond of commenting in reverse - This is a UK site, why don't you take your whinging over to Slashdot where some people might care what you're talking about.
My thoughts precisely. I can implement an H.264 codec right now because the standard is online and I won't have to pay a penny to anyone. Why? Because software patents do not apply here. Why do we care if the Americans have to pay for this license or that patent agreement? The fact is that in 99% of countries in the world H.264 IS an open and free standard.
To the Americans - we don't care about your domestic problems. We don't care if your software industry implodes into one giant patent lawsuit. We just do not care.
No need for speculation, the law is very simple and clear as is demonstrated in the article. The Sale Of Goods Act trumps any EULA or any contract that you may or may not sign with whatever small print may be buried in it. I know, I've been there and done that and got the refund. The general rule of thumb for an electronic device is that it must be working with all its *original* features for about 6 years (not always that long, but nearly always - its estimated on "expected" lifetime) or you are entitled to your money back. The word "original" is important. You can add new features, but you can't take away features that were present at the point of sale. It's as simple as that. Ignore what any shop assistants/managers say, they will always try to wriggle their way out of it. Especially ignore what the manufacturer says as it is not them who you will be dealing with. You don't even need a receipt - the manufacturer can verify which retailer a given serial number was sold from.
On top of that, the EU directive on consumer protection allows the retailer the same rights as the consumer upwards in the chain. Sony WILL pay out when the retailers come calling or they will find themselves in a court case that they will definitely lose.
Thank $deity for a decent set of consumer protection laws this side of the pond.
No Contact Details, Really?
I'm no Google apologist, but to those saying they can't get through to Google, it took all of 10 seconds to find this - http://www.google.co.uk/contact/
OK, it's a generic switchboard number, but I'll lay money on them putting you through to the right department. 99% of companies do. If I have trouble with any support lines I always try the main switchboard and most of the time it leads to greater success.
...this will fix the annoying "System Overload. The audio engine was not able to process all required data in time." messages I've been getting in Snow Leopard/Logic 9.1 when running projects that were perfectly OK in Leopard/Logic 9.0
Re: But I watched it in Beijing?
Never let the truth get in the way of anti-commie propaganda.
Let's Face It...
...the sooner these monkeys get out of the IT business and wasting our tax money the better. Working for one of these body shops and calling yourself an IT professional is like working at McDonald's and calling yourself a chef.
Re : Payment Fail
Possibly also illegal in this country, especially if the customer is a business - see the restraint of trade laws.
...an old friend who used to work at an A&E department once told me about a husband and wife arriving - he with a severely lacerated John Thomas and she with severe concussion. Turns out that she was administering oral pleasure in the kitchen and had some kind of fit. The only thing the husband could think of to unclamp his wife's gnashers was to repeatedly bash her around the head with a frying pan.
Thus proving the old adage
Those who can, do - those who can't, teach