Wow, talk about perpetuating the circlejerk. OP straight up took quotes out of context to support his bias.
First, it's two different reviewers. Not a double standard.
Second and more importantly, OP deliberately changed the context as the reviewer on the iPhone 6 CLEARLY Isn't happy with it, as in the next paragraph he says:
>I still think many people will find this 4.7-inch screen to be perfectly good, and perfectly functional while still being portable. But in the world of modern smartphones, the 6's screen resolution is a step below ideal.
but he deliberately chose the sentence comparing it to the 5S to make it seem like there's a double standard.
The same review for the Galaxy alpha was comparing it against the Galaxy S5, and the disappointment was that the S5 had a better 1080p screen. Which is true-- heck, as others have said in this thread the alpha does have a lower quality screen by comparison.
Check out this Senator with a funny sounding name. He says he'll stand up for Net Neutrality if elected president!!
>* Beats headphones are causing something of a kerfuffle at the World Cup in Brazil.
>* It's unclear if Beats gave Neymar his headphones for free or if the soccer star bought them.
>* Also, Olympic athletes are forbidden from wearing gear from their personal sponsors -- the same goes for World Cup players.
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Back in 2009 they had a different view:
> "... conservatives will say, yes, he is an over-the-top satire of Bill O'Reilly, but by being funny he gets to make really good points and make fun of liberals. So they think the joke is on liberals."
Sorry, hijacking the top comment to say:
This is not new. This rule was adopted on May 21, before Google's car was announced on May 27. But regulators have said they'll be able to remove the wheels after a 120-day grace period following a new rule adopted by the end of this year. It doesn't matter anyway, since this is just testing, and the presence of a wheel that could theoretically be used to take over the controls in testing is irrelevant if it's never needed and won't be present in production models.
Regulators are not opposed to driverless cars, they are actually way more supportive of the concept than the public, because regulators want to reduce road deaths and increase traffic efficiency. But part of reducing road deaths includes making sure something is proven to be safe before giving it carte blanche to take over the roads.
You need to use Google Now Launcher as your home screens or have Google Now everywhere enabled in the Google Now settings.
2001: A Space Odyssey. They had a fucking iPad in it.
Samsung famously used that movie to prove that they are not infringing on Apple's patent by using that design.
Yea. The issue isn't that the NFL isn't aware of this option, it's that DirecTV is willing to give them a shit ton of money guaranteed. Why mess with a good thing? The NFL would have to be convinced an a la carte method would be very profitable before they'd switch.
(I'm assuming we're not talking about the NFL ditching the basic networks - I don't think they'll even consider something like that for a few decades since they would lose a large portion of their audience.)
And considering NFL Sunday Ticket is probably directly or indirectly responsible for a huge portion of DirecTV's subscriptions, I'd imagine they wouldn't go down without a fight.
>DirecTV's deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package is so vital to its service that AT&T's merger with the company could be scuttled if it falls through. AT&T included an option to walk away from the DirecTV deal if the satellite provider fails to renew the exclusive NFL agreement.
>In late August, DirecTV was close to a deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package that would increase its average annual rights fee to between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion over the next decade, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.
this actually does not have anything to do with net neutrality
you can read this as a reference why: [link]
"You aren't the only person who has confused the Netflix-Comcast dispute as a Net neutrality violation. To understand why it's not will require an understanding of some complicated issues.
The short answer to your question is that the dispute between Netflix and Comcast is not a Net neutrality issue because it does not have to do with how Comcast is treating Netflix's traffic once it's on the Comcast broadband network. Instead, it stems from a business dispute the two companies have over how Netflix is connecting to Comcast's network."
Insert Time Warner instead of Comcast
I've used one of these at work (Disclaimer: Wasn't Alienware branded and I can't guarantee it's exactly the same model as what's shown in the picture). Internally, they're just three display panels overlapping, which leads to significant fluctuations in image brightness where the panels meet. Also, at least the model I saw had active cooling, so it had a fan running all the time. Needless to say, we didn't order any additional units.
Edit: This picture clearly shows the brightness fluctuations I was talking about on an Alienware-branded unit: [link]
Also note the large depth of the unit, which is almost CRT-like.
I have really wondered why devs still insist on going ios I mean to each his own, they have every right to start on what ever platform that want, but Android is 81% of the market share for world wide smart phones, ios on the other hand is 12.9%
I don't know about how bad your life sucks but I know there's a statistic that says the more you post on Facebook the more likely you are to be lonely.
Go straight to the source. Some students broke into the prof's office and added a keylogger to his keyboard. So then they could log in and change their grades without having to cheat on exams.
The new university policy is to only allow the use of those low profile Mac keyboards. They think that it doesn't leave room to insert a keylogger into the keyboard. Apparently they've never met EE students who are good with surface mount components.
He actually said he was breaking the rules of not making it too scary. He said if people couldn't finish the game, he didn't care.
"There's a limit on how scary you can make a game, but in this case we're ignoring that. If you don't want to keep playing through the game, so be it, we don't care. That's the game we're aiming for. We're aiming for a game that will make you shit your pants."
This needs to be up higher. 1990s-era Microsoft barely spent any attention to lobbying and Washington politics. They weren't very politically savvy and resisted the idea that they need to take part in the game of lobbying. An example of this in the late 1990s was when they asked Congress to reduce funding for the DOJ's antitrust division. That mindset obviously changed after the antitrust trial and settlement.
All Samsung devices [covered in this law suit...not all samsung devices made] infrgine quick links patent
Samsung did not infringe on Search patent
Samsung did not infringe background sync patent
Some Samsung phones infringe slide to unlock patent
Samsung knew, or should have known, that they took actions that resulted in infringement
Jury awards $119,625,000 in damages to Apple
Jury finds Apple infringes Samsung camera folder patent. $158,400 in damages for Samsung
Source: 9to5 and [link]
ETA: 9to5 is getting their info on Twitter from this guy, a "legal affairs writer" according to his bio. [link]
The more data a software developer has about how their software is used, the more accurately they can identify, diagnose, and solve bugs and compatibility issues. For example, if they discover that one of their products suffers from a particular type of crash immediately after performing a specific action and that this scenario only occurs while another software product from another manufacturer is also running, this can help them to identify a potential compatibility issue between the software products, which can, in turn, lead to a solution.
Adobe has, in the past, been known to remotely disable licenses to Adobe software. This predominately affects software pirates using serial numbers known to be stolen. However, some folks have also claimed that their legitimate, purchased licenses have also been disabled, and that this has caused concern in the design/photography community.
Also, the scope of what information is reported back to Adobe is not clearly defined, leading to privacy concerns. (Perhaps similar to those related to Blizzard's Warden software. And considering that Adobe has been compromised in the (recent) past, there is also the potential for concern that, that regardless of what Adobe says they will or won't do with your usage data, this information might make it out into the wild.
How accurate are these concerns? I have no idea. But that's what folks have been known to worry about.
How about Linux?
If you want low-budget programming tools, it seems you might want to steer away from Windows anyway.
NSA has a department that examines encryption code for vulnerabilities. In 2013 alone, according to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the NSA spent more than $25 million on zero-days.
They surely went over openSSL source code line by line and found the bug not long after it was released. I wouldn't be surprised if they contributed the code themselves.
Last year I suspected that press coverage of the NSA and FBI asking for website's SSL keys was nothing but a diversion to fool people into thinking their SSL and TLS sessions were safe, like a dragnet honeypot. Now I have little doubt that it was the case.
Ref: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys - CNET
edit: added 2013 quote and link.
It doesn't carry the Z1 to my knowledge. It carries the original Z and the Z1s. Seems like Tmobile only gets them well after the original is released too (the original Z1 came out months before the Z1s and the Z2 was released only a month after tmobile got the Z1s). It's also never carried any of the compacts.
I wish Sony would make a bigger effort to bring them to the states.
EDIT According to CNET, this time Sony will try and have the phone available to TMobile "right around the time it launches elsewhere in the world." That's a lovely surprise.
That was actually confirmed in November. But it's good to know when it'll be available.
>"Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography," Scigliano said. "We will expose a developer API [application programming interface] in a future release to expose more of the HAL functionality."
yep, owner still arrested, Dmitriy Smilianets aka Dima Smeliy. New manager is "nirvana_sf". Vigoss, TROH, blowyourbrain, AxMo, +1 probably new roster.
My understanding is that Google is paying for the stops, and that price is locked in by the city.
> The fees will be calculated based on a company's usage of SFMTA bus stops, which SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said would result in charges of around $1 per stop per day. That creates fees averaging about $100,000 per company that uses the buses, or about $1.5 million total for the city.
> City rules forbid the city from collecting more than the cost of providing the service, officials said.
Even still, in response to the protests, Google has provided free bus rides to SF youth. From the end of the article, it sounds like Google is aware that they're not paying a fair share and want to change that. But, due to the previously mentioned rules they can't, and changing the rules isn't trivial.
> "San Francisco residents are rightly frustrated that we don't pay more to use city bus stops," a Google spokesperson told CNET. "So we'll continue to work with the city on these fees, and in the meantime will fund Muni passes for low income students for the next two years."
>* Instead, a team of surgeons will remove all of the patient's blood, replacing it with a cold saline solution.
>* The survival rate of these patients will then be measured against a control group that has not received the treatment before further testing can begin.
>* It works, as suggested by science fiction, by cooling the body -- but not by applying an external temperature change.
Obama's supporters are almost entirely in support of gay marriage and he only came out in support of gay marriage right before his re-election:
Obama didn't have anything negative to say about the NSA, the surveillance state, the use of the IRS against conservatives, or any other government abuses in 2013 but now that the democrats might lose this years election he's changed his mind and voiced an opinion against warantless wiretapping. In 2008 he vowed to stop warrantless wiretapping. He could have forbidden his employees at the NSA from violating the law, but he didn't, because it wasn't in his immediate self-interest.
Obama isn't "too much of a wuss". He just waits until an election is coming and then he makes a bunch of speeches in which he says what other people want to hear. Watching people hamster over him is ridiculous.
Oh, he 'pledged' it. How reassuring.
Like in 2007 when Candidate Obama pledged "to only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality?" Or is it more like when Candidate Obama pledged to NOT have his administration staffed by lobbyists?
Because the difference is that one was on private property protected by the first amendment and the other is on private property and trespassing.
Why are they demanding that google do things no reasonable company would? Especially one that is already a proponent on net neutrality.
>The group is demanding that Google "blackout their entire website for a day, replacing it with a link to petitions and the FCC comment page," "add a link to their homepage to inform visitors and connect them to petitions online," and "create their own creative way to connect their users to this issue and how to fight back."
These guys are protesting at the wrong place, they should be at a company who is against net neutrality, not one that is leading the fight.
> If you don't mind watching matches in Spanish, Univision will be live streaming the first 56 games online for free through its Univision Deportes app. Starting with the quarterfinals on July 4 and continuing through the finals on July 13, however, you will be required to sign in with your cable provider account information.
The Chairman of the FCC reports to Obama, who pledged to "only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality."
We need to bombard the White House with the demand that he keep his word. And, just to be sure, do the same with both houses of congress.
I don't think it's very likely that the Facebook phone failed because it had Facebook branding. According to one article, it can be attributed to a combination of price, specs, strong competition, and its experimental emphasis on Facebook Home over other apps.
The pictures are not as large as any of us would prefer, but there are some really interesting sections, including showing the cavity where the reactor compartment used to be and the very French lounge / Officer's Mess.
Stuff You Should Know: Awesome audio podcast hosted by two guys, Josh and Chuck, who have great chemistry. They talk about all kinds of stuff, for example: How Serial Killers Work, Does Acupuncture Work?, and Should You Not Eat Gluten? They are very funny, articulate their thoughts well, and are very informative. ~30 min. New episodes a couple times a week.
The 404: Hilarious audio (video also available) podcast hosted by three guys, Jeff, Justin, and Wilson who also have great chemistry together. They are all CNET editors, so the show is geared toward technology news, internet culture, and odd/humorous stories. Guaranteed at least LOL moment every episode. Guest hosts also come in often and they are just as funny. ~30min. New episodes every weekday.
Yogscast: Just started listening to this after watching their Minecraft LP series. Two brits shoot the crap.
She does agility training for dogs and cats. There are countless videos, tutorials, articles, etc. about training cats. What people generally believe is that cats aren't trainable.
You can potty train cats to use your toilet ffs.
It's argued that "because they were never bred to play some specific role in the domestic life of humans, they didn't go through some radical evolutionary change." So, unlike dogs, cats were always just provided for and never really had to earn their keep like dogs by learning behaviors to be fed.
Training dogs with common commands is pretty well known, cat training is just not that well known. That's all there is to it.
Not a stupid question, it's complicated stuff.
I love, love, LOVE the Panasonic sets, they've always been my close #2 choice after the Pioneer Elite Plasmas, which haven't been available in some time, leaving the Panasonics as my defacto favorite. I chose to purchase a Samsung plasma this time around because I really do feel that it's 9/10ths as good as the Panasonics, and I was able to score a 60-inch for $799, where buying a NOS VT60 would have cost me a lot more money and sadly, I wasn't in a position to spend that much. If you really wanted to, you could still buy a NOS VT60 and keep it for when your current one dies, but if you bought it last year and we can safely assume a 7 year lifespan, by the time it's dead circa 2020, OLED 4K (or maybe even 8K!) sets will probably have fallen into the same price range, so it might be pointless.
As to your question about the 600Hz refresh, this article at CNET will probably do a better job of answering your questions than I can, largely because of the visual aids; Plasmas don't refresh the same way LCD sets do, so it's kinda sticky:
CNet I read quite often. Sometimes it feels like they get Apple boners, but as soon as that feeling hits, they talk favorably about WP7 and Android (and they'll fairly cover BlackBerry as well). As far as I'm concerned, they're not very biased.
Anandtech isn't bad either, but they don't post too often, and it takes them awhile to review newer stuff. Tested isn't horrible, but sometimes they review stuff without thinking (like one time they reviewed the MS Arc Mouse and were complaining about it, and "discovered" a new feature during the review, which made them look stupid).
They certainly can.
Here's the US government asserting their right to do it if they choose to.
Here's proof that they have the technology to record everything. And of course computers can analyze everything, build files on individual Americans, etc.
i beg to differ. storage and memory are hugely different in cost, performance, implementation etc.
storage is where you store information such as pictures, documents etc. it is a non-volatile medium and is generally much slower than RAM/memory and is meant to store static pieces of information.
memory is where you process and manipulate information. information stored in memory or RAM is volatile, meaning that when the phone/computer is turned off, it's gone. it's meant for short term usage to accomplish a task.
say you want to apply a filter on an image (ala instagram). you read the image from storage into memory, you then manipulate that image in memory, and store the end result back in storage.
BTW, if you have an iphone 5s you have 1 gigabyte or RAM/memory and 16 gigabytes or more of storage. they are totally separate chips on the phone's motherboard.
It is definetely worth shipping them to the PRC because they are not available there yet, and attract a much bigger premium:
Lots of yuppies willing to pay for a status symbol you cannot get there yet.
Having done some research, I believe it should be Title II, making the FCC have more regulatory control on ISPs:
The essay below was a very interesting analysis of the situation, calling for not a reclassification to be made, but an entirely new legislation put out by Congress:
> Rather than engaging in an extra round of regulato
> ry proceedings and protracted
> litigation, the better course would for Congress to
> begin developing the legislation that is likely
> to be the best long-term answer to questions about
> whether and how broadband Internet access
> should be regulated. Shoehorning broadband Interne
> t access into statutory language that simply
> does not fit is unlikely to serve as a satisfactory
He actually does use Wordstar. (4th paragraph.) It sounds as if he doesn't even use DOSBox, so a floppy disk might actually be involved.
No, there was definitely a time where they posted about adding the Atlantic to the list of banned sites and everyone flipped absolute shit. I learned one important thing that day, if you're a moderator and something big goes down, just keep doing your own thing. A good 95% of the time Reddit will forget it and move on fairly quickly. I'm surprised more people don't remember this.
Edit: yeah I remembered this being a big deal. The Atlantic was spamming and manipulating voting counts, I don't know why Bipolar Bear didn't just mention that.
[Here]([link] is the article and video for anyone interested.
It also gives you secret break time. Love it.
Origin recently did away with selling disc copies of games. They are going completely digital with their store:
If they stay on track with me liking every other release this one will be good. We'll see.
It must be depressing to be releasing a new OS when less than 15% of people bothered to use the last one, 50% of people are still using the 2 generation old one, no one uses the three generation old one, and 25% of people still use the 4 generation past one that is 13 freaking years old.
And those are numbers of internet connected machines, XP use is probably a little higher.
They really need to do something to get people to upgrade to 9. Obviously getting businesses on board would be huge, let's see what they have for that segment.
Some guy was driving around with one in his car to stop people from using their phones while driving and got fined 48k.
Well Apple's fingerprint system has already been 'hacked' so even though you make unsubstantiated claims it really would not surprise me. Even if it has not yet happened, it is only a matter of time given how unsecured all our other data seems to be.
Edit: S5 fingerprint scanner 'hacked'
>Then again, who wants to win that lottery.
Ugh. its little side snippets like these that bug me. You have better odds of dying from an asteroid then from catching aids when properly using a condom. Just minding your own business, get hit by a random and uncaring space rock, and then keel over in what might be agony. Meanwhile, with worse odds you could wrap up your dick, have wild sex with a pretty girl, and get the HIV (which doesn't even presuppose death, because we have pretty good cocktails to help us first-worlders stay alive and well nowadays).
Simply put: wrap your shit and, if it still bothers you afterwards, get tested. If those odds seriously bother you, I have to wonder how you manage to make it through the day.
That's like requiring a library to remove a card from its card catalog but letting it leave the book on its shelf. This is dumb as hell. It doesn't actually remove the information, it just makes it harder to find? And it doesn't apply outside the EU? It would be interesting if Google just decided to shut down its European operations or run them all from some non-EU country. Take the Pirate Bay approach and just keep operating the same from a different location. Microsoft once threatened to stop selling Windows in Korea and it worked pretty well.
That has to be the most "non-article" I've seen from CNET in...who am I kidding? CNET writers write like this all the time.
True Apple users hooked into Apples' ecosystem with iCloud, FaceTime, iMessage, etc. will have more difficulty switching.
Sounds like this writer was already hooked into Google's ecosystem (I recommend most people hook into Google's ecosystem first, as it makes device transition easier between platforms. For example, I sign in with Gmail on my iOS and Windows Phone devices), but most iUsers aren't.
Want to read a truly cringe-worthy article? Read this guy's that made the switch back to iPhone..
..half his problems were with choice of using Republic Wireless as a carrier, instead of Android itself. What a joke. Typical CNET iPhone users. Can't write about tech for crap.
Walk into any classroom where macs aren't a requirement. Heck, walk into Google's own office.
The best Windows laptop last year was a MacBook Pro.
I just tried that site with Chrome Beta on Android and it works. You have to put it fullscreen on your phone and then there will be a chromecast icon on the top left. Use this to activate casting in Chrome Beta: [link]
Edit: I think in the latest version of Chrome beta you don't need the procedure
E-Sports Entertainment did something like that.
Confirmed in Chrome 34.0.1847.114 (not beta version) you can use chrome://flags/#enable-cast to enable Chrome cast and after force closing you have a cast button at the top left of HTML5 videos.
Details at cnet.com
There aren't really any 'minimum requirements' per se, but here are some questions to get you thinking.
A few tips:
A great guide to get you started is here.
Coincides with Zuckerberg saying young people are smarter ([link]). Ycombinator has said they don't like funding older programmers because they have life complications that younger people don't have.
I'll just stick with never having trouble finding work in places other than Silicon Valley where I can work comfortable hours and write solid code.
> It seems like not many companies would pay for adverising knowing that they will only be seen by new browser users in the first 3 minutes of them browsing...
I read this a few days ago, it may be relevant :
Mozilla expands advertising experiment to many more Firefox users
> Enhanced tiles, though, are for existing Firefox users. The new feature gives publishers an opportunity to replace a thumbnail users already would see with one that's potentially more engaging, said Darren Herman, Mozilla's vice president of content services.
I think this is a conservative one at £7979.79 ... about $13,440 USD. That's just the base so doesn't include mouse, keyboard and monitors.
However .... this laptop is a little more expensive at $350,000 but since it's a laptop and not a desktop I guess it's disqualified.
"A new approach to 3-D graphics for games. Typically OpenGL sits on top of a game. That means compatibility, but adds overhead, slowing things down. This allows game makers to write more closely to iOS hardware. That means faster games for consumers, but also ties game makers more closely to iOS"
There was also a demo of EA using their Frostbite console engine on an iPad with the help of Metal.
Wrong link, but tells part of the story.. Cant find the cashed version of Skidrow on the Ubisoft forums. They posted with proof back in 2010. They wiped the forums clean since.
Also, It wasn't the first time it happened. The Rainbow Six vegas scandal was much more well known.
> camping out all night for a status symbol. these people are slaves to consumer culture.
> One official said Hezbollah also has linked Syrian territories where it is present to its bases in Lebanon via a secure, hard-wired telecommunication network it has been using back home for years.
This is an important piece of information. Hasan Nasrallah said in 2008 that its fiber optics network is "Hezbollah's most important weapon". It's a side of Hezbollah that doesn't get mentioned much but is essential to its successes.
During the Israeli occupation of South Lebanon, Israel regularly jammed cellphone towers and intercepted the telephone cables of Lebanons telecommunications companies. After 2000, Hezbollah decided to invest in its own private communications system laying South Lebanon with a network of fiber optic lines.
Because fiber optics transmits via light instead of electricity through copper wiring its immune to electromagnetic interference (jamming). As well as preventing jamming, it also is significantly harder to tap into the network without being detected.
For more on Hezbollah's Electronic Warfare, I recommend these 3 articles:
CNET - For Hezbollah It's Fiber Warfare
Asia Times - How Hi Tech Hezbollah called the shots
Statfor via Intellibriefs - Hezbollah's Communications Network
Because at the time the units were sold at cost or at a loss, sort of.
So, if you were to buy each individual component, it would cost more than to just buy a new ps3. At least at the time, this was in 2010 and so it this article that has Sony losing $18 per unit.
$18 time 1700 units is $30600 that was potentially saved. Now, could they have saved that much buy bulk buying components and assembling them? Yeah, but then you have to train a shitload of guys to put it together, and sony was one of the biggest bulk buyers so I don't the Government would have gotten a much better price.
Look at what they used it for, high resolution radar image processing shit. So they just took out the hardware, wired them together added some fans and called it a day.
This seems pretty weird, but it was made for specific tasks and I'm sure it saved more money that it seems.
I've tested on two machines at home so far, a second gaming computer on gigabit wired, and an old dell laptop.
The gaming computer was nearly flawless, about 25ms for each frame. FPS's felt a little floaty on the controls, but any game that didn't require twitchy skills was fine.
EDIT: See my original comment below, but all of that was with the stats overlay open. Without the stats overlay, games work fine on the dell. Controls still have some slight lag. Portal 2 is playable, but just loose enough to be annoying on some of the harder timing puzzles.
The dell was an entirely different story. I started on wireless, and couldn't even get a clean audio stream. It was popping and skipping sections left and right. Switching to wired helped, enough to get clean audio, but the laptop just couldn't decode the video fast enough. The average frame render time seemed to be about 100ms. Since the streaming machine was streaming at 30fps, the laptop was dropping 66% of the incoming video frames. Switching the streaming machine to the same resolution of the dell helped a bit, dropped frame time to about 70ms. I suppose, if you were masochistic you could play a turn based game, but I wouldn't.
Let's not forget Dial Up. It's still around & as slow as ever. Gives them something to compare their FAST Internet to.
Can you believe that 3% of Americans still subscribe to dial up? It's barely good enough to check email. I haven't used it since the early part of the last decade.
Wow, something I didn't expect at all. Didn't they say they wouldn't because of lack of Bluetooth LE? And didn't they fire the team?
Too little too late I'd imagine. I assumed most people moved on and who want's to buy one now?
believe it or not they are keeping construction cost low with the help of the cities they are installing fiber in. In essence they are kind of making the cities themselves work to get google fiber. Also from an economic standpoint google is one of the few tech giants that have the capital to literally muscle in the market. Hence why TWC and other regional provider are legitimately worried. To make a company like TWC actually react this way is clear sign they believe that google can actually make this work. Here is a more recent article talking a bit about it.
Class action lawsuits are absolutely necessary.
When the phone company steals twenty bucks from a few million people-- yep, it's been done-- it would be utterly ridiculous for any individual to sue for the money back, even in small claims court. Even if you don't agree that the plaintiffs should win a given class action, allowing people to combine a few thousand identical cases into one big one is a huge savings; better to let one judge and one set of lawyers do the arguing and deciding, rather than filling the entire court system with the same damned case over and over and over again.
I've been paranoid since the bug that allowed people to log in to any dropbox account without a password:
Anyone else remember that? How the hell does a company that supposedly takes security seriously make a mistake like that?
My dad said this, and then went and purchased the Mega, an android phone the size of an iPad mini. It looks ridiculous when he talks on it, but he loves it.
He could have apologized, came out in favor of gay marriage & rights, and the whole thing would have ended with a whimper. Instead, he made a terrible non-apology, and completely weaseled out of answering if he would support Prop 8 again. It's clear he's a bigot whose only regret is that he got caught being a bigot, and I don't feel any sorrier for him than if he was some asshole who got caught supporting segregation.
And he's a CEO, his personal beliefs could very well influence how he handles, say, future pro-LGBT donations/support, new anti-discrimination policies at Mozilla, etc.
Edit: His Prop 8 donation: "Brendan Eich, Mozilla"
Oh good lord, I just checked out the specs. That thing is fucking horrible. How the hell did people tell you it's great for gaming when it had an integrated Intel chip?
Say whatever you want to make yourself feel better. But until you come at me with facts, stop acting like you know things.
Here's an article where the S3 and Note II topped the iPhone in customer satisfaction last year - [link]
Here's one showing the S4 having the most satisfied customers (from a social media agency, but still) - [link]
Sexting teen convicted of child pornography
'Sexting' lands teen on sex offender list
Not really tech but we found one of these:
And a super old laptop:
From my understanding all patches following Windows 8.1 Update will not work without that patch in place. For example if you manually install world of warcraft patches you need to go in sequence other wise the patch you try out of sequence will fail to apply. All this means is that all patches after 8.1 update require 8.1 update first. I cannot tell if you unchecked this update form win update if it will reappear again later so it may need to be installed manually.
If there is anything that's actually of sentimental value on any of the tapes, you could always digitize them in all their grainy VHS glory and keep the files on a hard drive.
Sadly, the common television buyer doesn't care about picture quality or response times or black levels or colour accuracy or anything like that. If that was the case, Pioneer and Panasonic would still be making plasma televisions today.
Sony's television department is an anchor that's weighing them down. It's lost them millions over the years and I don't see how they can turn things around.
Kaz needs to cut it loose, and soon. He's just delaying the inevitable, at this point, which is hurting Sony badly.
Edit - And I just saw this.
I don't know what I'm going to do when my plasma dies.
Sources here from the article. just a suggestion yet, but a good step in the right direction.
Apple may sneak around it by throwing an lightning to micro-usb converter cable in the box. Still, i hope it passes. Way to many standards, and apple ain't helping with their propertiary cables you have to pay licences to make.
50 inch diagonal measurement of a 16:9 TV is 24.5" inches or 622 millimeters tall.
If you believe my previous calculation (honestly I could have made a mistake anywhere, but I guess 20/7.3 isn't that far off from 20/8), so you want your pixels to be .64mm apart at 20 feet, so you need about 622/.64 or 971 pixels from top to bottom (971P).
So your 1080P television should be more than sufficient already at 20', even if you had ultra super amazing 20/7.3 vision.
That's a little surprising to me actually, but then again 20' is really, really far away for a TV (my 50" 1080P is much closer than 20' from my sofa). If you were sitting more like 10' away, you'd need about 1840 pixels from top to bottom, but again, only if you had super incredible vision.
These seem to sort of agree with me (as in I believe my calculations are within an order of magnitude):
Nope! It's actually really easy to select every email on every page, no matter how many there are, and mark them all as read/archive them.
Just and FYI, www.cnet.com/app_dev.php/this still have app_dev.php open. Remember to deploy your project correctly ;)
EDIT - Updates from the #symfony Freenode chat
This shows some goodies [link]
This is just untrue.
It's been floating around a while and it's been disputed.
There's even an askscience thread about it if you're interested.
It's in the comments. The poster says that he or she felt "manipulated", and when asked to explain what he or she meant, the OP writes
> It would give me away. But I'm not the only person who got sent home for good last week.
Two posts down, someone posts "Swoosh :(" and the OP responds:
> No more questions please. I don't want to get myself or someone else in trouble.
The Nike FuelBand team was fired (presumably "for good") last week.
Like the time he said they'd never make a 7 inch tablet?
>While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done expensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this stuff.
He had some pretty strong words to say about it, while having a 7 inch in the works the entire time.
That said, the App store wasn't really one of those cases. He was dead set against the app store, and was convinced by some of his closest associates at the company. I believe one of them almost tendered their resignation over the issue.
> reports around the internet from the various Apple blogs that state that people connected to the wearable device have said - battery life is terrible?
I remember reading those 9 months ago The rumors are that Apple delayed the watch in order to get the battery life where they wanted it. Motorola should have done the same.
I was super excited when watching the stream but the second I realized the LCD does not go bezel to bezel.....Sadness.
Link to extended video from teaser
Decent pic of what I was talking about
The link you used is from 2013. A lot of things happen in a year.
This link is more recent and shines a better light on Microsoft's current sales.
>I'm not out of touch at all
and yes, you're out of touch since you can't seem to fathom why anybody would buy a Surface Pro 3.
I would love a Surface Pro 3 to replace my aging and slow Thinkpad X120e. Believe it or not, there are people in this world who want a small relatively powerful device such as a Surface Pro 3 because of it's portable form factor which makes it much simpler to haul around when you're on the go, especially for work.
And the success of the Macbook Air is a testament to this.
I tried a Surface Pro 3 Core i5 model at the store and found it to be plenty zippy for my on-the-go needs.
Btw, I'll use my Sony VAIO laptop with a quad core Core i7 and dedicated Nvidia GPU for all my heavy lifting.
EDIT: I hate when people delete their own unpopular comments. What pussies they are.
This link will show you how to program a 30 second skip (but it removes that 5 minute fast forward option)...
I've tested this on my equipment, and I can properly fast forward through those 'in your face' ads they are trying to cram down our throats.
(This post assumes your folks have the X1 platform. If not, the older DVRs have a similar way to program a 30 second skip ahead...)
According to CNET the interactions stay on file for two years. The article claims a unique number is used to track per-user interactions, but that number is not associated with the device or the user.
I don't quite believe that last bit.
Disclaimer: I've never actually tried this, but I can think of no practical reason it shouldn't work.
Edit: If you don't have a line out on your computer, do not fear. Find a 3.5mm-to-USB adapter from Amazon
Edit 2: Here is an excellent tutorial from CNet
I played Rome: Total War on a compaq presario CQ-60 with 15 FPS for about two years before finally getting a laptop with a dedicated graphics card. I was giddy with excitement for DAYS after that.
This appears to be unconfirmed information. The source that this article cites for Oculus working on motion controllers is this CNET article ("Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear") which was already discussed in [this thread](/r/oculus/comments/2azkq8/oculus_to_get_hands_on_with_new_virtual_reality/) where the mods flagged it as "Unconfirmed information." Oculus has not yet confirmed they are working on motion controllers, although it seems likely. This is reinforced by this line from the article: "It's unclear how or when Oculus will unveil its motion controllers, but we've contacted it to learn more."
The rest of the article is speculation about how third parties might feel about it, without actually talking to any third parties. No actual news here.
Eventually you'll have these plans on all carriers, including T-Mobile. Also, just because they are testing new data plan options doesn't mean that unlimited is going away. They're just providing more options to entice people on Verizon/AT&T to switch. Sprint's shared data buckets as detailed in the CNET article undercut AT&T's prices.
Also you seem to have missed this part
>Additionally, the report said, in Chicago, Minneapolis and parts of western Michigan, Sprint is allowing customers to get a $50 unlimited plan or $40 plan with unlimited voice, texting and 3 GB of data per month if those customers pay full price for their smartphone, bring their own device, or pay for their phone in monthly installments
T-Mobile will have to make some major price changes if this plan is released nationally
Here you go.
Outside of the US, iOS doesn't really have a very strong presence. Similarly, Windows Phone doesn't really have a strong presence in the US.
I'm a fairly in-doors man, but I've seen about a dozen and a half Windows Phones here in the UK since I moved in about a year ago. Not counting my phone or the phones of my family/friends.
I have not used the slim blade, but reading the review they have here, it reads like like he never uses a trackball and just prefers mice. He especially brings up RSI a lot as the only reason to use a trackball; plenty of users simply prefer a trackball regardless of any wrist pain (which I rarely get with mice).
I would also take point with facts like this ...
> Conveniently, the software also keeps a record of which Web sites you've zoomed into, even if you navigate away from the page.
I believe it will be his browser which is doing that, since it is standard in browsers. Not the Kensington drivers.
I would advise using reviews from other sources than CNet.
Rural america. as of august 2013, 9 Million Americans still use dial up. [link]
Edit: My mom still uses DSL. 168 kilobytes down is what she gets on the best day...24x (still slow as hell) 56k speeds. This is in a small town. Hopefully i can convince her to switch to gulp... Comcast
Very comfy. as many as you want, wash each time :) any color or material you prefer. I have made them out of cut up tights which I find actually better. Good luck!
these questions are right up my alley. Here we go! :)
Absolutely! my 2011 15" macbook pro with a dedicated GPU can play battlefield 4 at 50 fps. :) not bad for a 3 year old mac laptop. It even handles the 21% over clock I have on the GPU :D Runs perfectly fine, and I game on bootcamp.
Windows is EXTREMELY stable. In fact, macs were named the best laptops to run windows on (lol) [link]
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask here, or PM me. I do basically exactly what you're planning to do. Windows for games, Mac OS X for work and life :)
Also, if you're completely new to Macs and OS X, this link has some helpful information :) [link]
I bet Apple is PIIIIIIISSED...
> The Comics app had been one of Apple's top grossing apps with in-app purchases for several years. It ranked third on the iPad top-grossing chart for 2012, and was the top-grossing iPad app of 2013, with 14 percent of all nongame in-app sales.