top Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring
I don't know about that. The reaction where I was was "that's the way it should have been done all along". I had had several pre-iPhone smartphones and they were all nowhere near good enough. The market was there for the taking, but Microsoft's usual "why try harder?" attitude meant they hadn't the balls to go for it.
about a month and a half ago
top EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming
But it's still a shit game.
top Real-Time Radio Search Engine From Music Industry's Nemesis
I was assuming it was just reading song metadata from stations that provide it.
top EU Car Makers Manipulating Fuel Efficiency Figures
But then again, tyres on modern cars are generally massively overspecced. People like the fat look, and they seem to think what they want is a car that grips and grips and grips and then suddenly doesn't. So we could probably afford to lose a bit of grip, really. Certainly your more eco-friendly vehicles tend to be equipped with thinner rubber.
top The Road To KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2
KDE moving to a new version of Qt? Abandon hope, all ye who dare to upgrade in its first three years of life...
top USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication
Hey, don't forget Liberia and Burma...
top KDE Plasma Active 3 Improves Performance, Brings New Apps
They're inching ever closer together. Witness OSX's braindead implementation of fullscreen apps, which don't allow you to do things as ingrained into the Mac way of working as dragging and dropping files from the Finder into apps. They did this to get their desktop OS closer to their tablet one, and it makes very little sense.
about a year and a half ago
top Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors
Right, but that 1600x1200 screen was 17" diameter, and there's nothing useful in that sort of size any more. I don't want to have to buy a monitor that big just to get the resolution I need. This thing is the answer to my prayers because it fits more vertical pixels than any other screen into an eminently portable package.
top Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors
I've been dying for one for
years. No screen has had enough pixel height since CRTs went the way of the dinosaur, Now with one of these I can finally get all the toolbars and panels I need on the screen at the same time and still have room for the thing I'm actually working on.
top Jack Tramiel, Founder of Commodore Business Machines, Dies At Age 83
Man, I remember when you could buy a Mac emulator on a cartridge for the Atari ST and it would run
faster than a Mac Plus, and all for a lot less dough. The Mac was so far out of reach for most of us mere mortals it might as well not have existed. In the UK at least, they barely existed outside publishing houses and university campuses until, ooh, the iMac, probably.
top Hoover Dams For Lilliput: Does Small Hydroelectric Power Have a Future?
Not that rare, really. A couple of months ago I was trekking through hill country in northern Burma, and several villages that I passed through had teeny tiny hydroelectric schemes on the go that provided the only electricity they had. There was very little of it, so they were careful about how it was apportioned, but they didn't need much, either. And all they needed to do this was the river that passed by and provided them all with their water.
The world's littered with little riverside villages like this, and they could all do the micro-hydro thing. They aren't going to be producing 20kW, probably not even 2kW, but in these cases it's 2kW more than they had before without recourse to generators.
top UK To Dim Highway Lights To Save Money
Because of course you're Very Important And In A Hurry, right? Tell me, what were you going to do with those few seconds out of your day that it takes to safely move round a cyclist?
They're entitled to use the road just the same as you are. You have no more right to be on it than them. Share the road.
top All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets In 2013
I mean, making an electric car out of heavy stainless steel is rather missing the point.
I wonder will they remember to design in windows that open this time?
top Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph
If you think that's good, you should check out
Memolane. They've been doing this with Facebook and quite a few other sites for a while.
top Whither Moore's Law; Introducing Koomey's Law
I remember reading many moons ago that Colossus was able to do code-breaking in a couple of hours that a Pentium II-class machine would take a day and a half to do. The beauty of designing towards a single purpose, I suppose.
top Facebook Says That Google+ Has No Users
To be fair, though, WPP has more arms than a sackful of octpuseseses. You're bound to find patterns in there if you look for them. Also, because it is such a many-headed beast, most WPP agencies have nothing to do with each other, so a multi-pronged attack ranging across them is unlikely.
top Limits On Growth of Energy Use and Economies
And make the same stupid mistakes again?
How's about we just learn to be better neighbours where we are?
top 41% of Chinese Websites Shut Down In 2010
How the heck would you expect them to post on here saying so?
top Tesla Will Discontinue the Roadster
Seriously, who wrote it, Jeremy Clarkson? It just stinks of negative PR by somebody with an axe to grind. Slashdot should really be ashamed of itself for giving such a tirade of obviously biased bullshit such a wide audience.
top Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide
They'll argue that the blood drains from its head so fast that it loses consciousness in next to no time, so it isn't aware of what's going on.
Bertie has no journal entries.