459 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
I guess we don't have to ask about Crysis then
I hope they get better storage capacity than Keanu did.
I had an employer who insists his old tube-based amplifier is still superior to anything digital today. After hearing the quality at very high volume and very low wattage, I'm inclined to agree. Of course every few years he has to order new tubes from China or some eastern European country since there isn't much demand anymore in the west.
On the other hand, speakers have changed quite a bit over the years. There are even towers that you might not think capable of making any sound just by looking at them (google MartinLogan). Most people (myself included) still prefer a more traditional speaker for simplicity. When a simple speaker breaks, I know why and I can repair or replace it myself.
Software Defined Nausea
"uses software for processes traditionally performed by hardware."
Are they afraid to say emulation? because it looks like they're afraid to say emulation.
more like the Internet of Things for the NSA! Why would you need such high res (& probably low framerate) graphics in such a small package?
smaller and simpler power supplies
This may be a bit off-topic, but why aren't there power supplies for DC voltage applications like marine & automotive environments? Wouldn't it be simpler to skip the AC/DC transformer and just control voltage? Is there something out there that I don't know about?
Re: well ...
Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia
Re: Software Defined Wanking
Masturbation as a Service? MaaS
Re: That's what my boss used to shout
Yeah, I'm not using KitKat and I'm still happy with my experience until I really want to shell out the cash for a new device that can handle it. I have seen several friends & family in the last year switch from iOS to Android for exactly the same reason, "The iOS update made my iPhone4 crap!" Everyone has their reasons. Mine are simple: total cost of ownership and device lifespan.
Re: The nutcase brigade would never allow a NASA mission to Venus
pity that NASA is concentrating so much effort on Mars, since there is no way we are going to colonize Venus
Re: Wow, that'd make a great T-shirt!
Death as a Service? in the cloud?
Steve Jobs' legacy:
The money being spent on Samsung patent litigation and a new HQ.
Don't forget that he started those too.
I want to believe there is no loss of reliability, but at what point should I worry? Is it not still more reliable to use the last generation with slightly more atoms per bit?
Would you like to install?
...unless they don't know the root password. That depends on the distro, of course.
Re: Zeppelin NT?
I guess we missed out on Zeppelin for Workgroups. They should be alright as long as they don't name one Vista.
Re: Actually I did expect better.
Someone needs to check out the Pen Island website. Be careful when googling that one. Here, I'll save you the trouble. www.penisland.net
At first I read that as
Thompson was taped to a chair by Microsoft's board earlier this month...
Re: Instant Erase
Sometimes instant erase is not an option.
I get Microsoft v Apple, Intel v AMD, and AT&T v (the world of the 80's?), but not this. Who is forced to use Google? only the advertisers? It seems to me Google is being punished for being too effective/efficient/good.
How did Lenovo do it?
Start by making something for consumers that is affordable and isn't crap. I love HP servers, but their consumer-grade products are absolute crap, and Dell fell into that hole too. Lenovo & Asus are the only brands I recommend for cheap machines these days, and it has paid off.
A good number of Windows surface tablets sold in Q3 2013 were quickly returned when people realized they had to get all applications from Microsoft. Where is that figure? Friends in retail tell me they are the most returned tablet. Too bad we don't get accurate stats on these things.
YEAH I GOT A NEW WINPHONE!
NO IT'S RUBBISH!
YEAH RUBBISH MATE!
I kinda miss trigger happy TV. I should go download it.
DOLPHIN AND WHALE!
The engineers have made a fine mess of the alphabet with 802.11_ standards. What letter(s) will be next?
Are there ANY benefits to Itanium/IA64 over the Xeons availible at this time? I'm asking about hardware here, not software support or porting issues. I have heard about Intel bringing Itanium features to Xeon, and I'm just wondering what is left? Is the only problem with Itanium the low clocks? high cost? Is the only thing keeping IA64 alive the software lock-in?
Re: More power to them...
...while the rest of the world gets a list of cool sites to check out. I'm sure they appreciate the publicity. /s
Does this one have shingles? I'd like to stay away from the ones that do.
I saw the headline and thought, "WTF is Kinetic Ethernet?" that sounds dangerous.
Typical MPAA spokeswoman sticking fingers in ears shouting, "I'm not listening!"
So it's NOT a source for ginger porn then. They really could have thought up a better name. I really don't see a reason to switch from my Roku3 & PS3. I don't want to buy an HDMI switch either.
Re: Thirteen down...
Fine. Say 1000 took part in what (to them) sounded like a good idea at the time. 13 were foolish enough to leave sufficient evidence to be charged & most likely convicted. It still sounds like a weak attempt to parade some dissidents before the masses.
Re: These are not the droids
Anon is conflicted with the ethics of using botnets to do their DDoSing. Can you blame them? If you wanted to picket a business, would you do it yourself or force others to do it against their will?
Re: Simple Reason
It is even deeper than that. Google advertises Play and Chromebooks within android apps like the one for Kickass Torrents
Re: It's lucky we have infinite energy and natural resources to build and power all of these robots
I see a correlation between scarcity and the desire to breed. How do you convince people to limit population growth to something sustainable? Should we all just pretend that we can reproduce as much as we want without consequences?
Even without another process shrink...
Doesn't this give us even more room & better thermal envelope to add more subsystems to the same chip? The SoC development seems to take away more & more bottlenecks from our systems while giving us more efficiency. I'm sure there will always be the need to connect it all (and upgrade the GPU), but apart from the solid state storage & bus connections, what else can we shrink?
No thanks Seagate. I don't care how big it is.
Transmission / Transmitter
Re: "the world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU,"
I guess an IBM mainframe isn't considered "commercially available"
Re: It's not the stuff you do
So its OK for me to use BSD as long as I know how to deal with it?
Re: Give way to whoever's biggest.
So what we used to call collisions, were now calling mergers?
As an American...
I was impressed when I first saw BT tower from the streets of London. I have seen many comms towers in the US, but nothing as practical looking as this multi-use structure. I'm surprised we don't see more comms equipment on large buildings in the US. There are some, but I feel there is a missed opportunity for some architectural aesthetic value. I think BT tower would fit in with any of our major cities.
a plausible case
...and perhaps shooting at race cars would make them drive faster, but it would also cause equipment failures adding cost & time to the race.
Re: Looks like...
Biological cyber warfare?
This is new?
I thought this was already generally accepted to be the case. Is it only news because there is a new pixelated image of it?
Re: Quick Noob Q.
Fedora has addressed that in their last release, but I have not tried it yet. I'm still waiting for the next Mint and some new hardware to test it on.
As an American...
...what is this Scart cable you speak of? I hace seen the connection on one of my big TV's, but never seen the actual cable in my country. Why was there a need to make yet ANOTHER video connection? Is it any better than the alternatives?
While we may have to wait a long time for exascale computing, its nice to know the network will be ready.
Re: But it takes 2!
It has the deuterium & lithium, but no anti-matter.
we probably couldn't get enough solar power to control anti-matter.
I don't even use TPB...
...but I love hearing that the site is still running around, seemingly unstoppable. Will it ever end? It all seems like one big distraction for politics & law.