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Android 3.0 Is Trickling In, But Are the Apps?

Dr Egg Re:"Standardize hardware" might be the wrong term. (231 comments)

But running next years software on last years hardware is expected by consumers. Look at iOS. Your phone is supported software wise for 3 years from release of that model. Windows 7 is likely to run as well as Vista (or better) on a 2007 PC. I agree expecting new software should not be expected to run on old hardware, but only to an extent. I think it is reasonable to expect a few years of life out of some electronic device

more than 3 years ago

Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

Dr Egg Re:Eh, just Bootcamp the damn thing (831 comments)

My only regret is having done some documents and presentations in proprietary Apple formats that are hard to liberate. Much worse than Microsoft lock-in.

If you are talking about Pages or Keynote, go to File -> Export. From there you can choose about 5 different formats, including PDF, and MS formats

more than 3 years ago

How Mac OS X, 10 Today, Changed Apple's World

Dr Egg Re:Windows "was" a competitor? (342 comments)

Correct me if I am wrong, but the Apple "gadgets" don't use OSX, but iOS.

Almost everything Apple uses OS wise is OS X (only things that don't are iPod Classic, Shuffle, and Nano). iOS is built from OS X, and Mac OS X is built from OS X. OS X is to Apple what the NT kernel is to Microsoft, nothing uses it on it's own, but basically all Microsoft devices are using the same NT core, just with different features and frameworks built on top of it. (That said I can't actually remember if WP7 née WinMo née Win CE uses NT)

more than 3 years ago

Legacy From the 1800s Leaves Tokyo In the Dark

Dr Egg Take the what? (322 comments)

and passengers in some stations are being asked to take the stairs instead of the escalator.

Escalators are stairs (even ones that are off)...

more than 3 years ago

Adobe Releases Flash To HTML 5 Converter

Dr Egg HTML5 outperforming Flash? (168 comments)

It will be interesting to see if the HTML5 code this generates actually runs faster than Flash on Linux and Mac (or anywhere else which has an competent HTML5 browser and incompetent Flash plug ins).

more than 3 years ago

Ears Might Be Better Than Fingerprints For ID

Dr Egg Looking good so far... (135 comments)

I'm all ears to the progress that could happen in this area

about 4 years ago

Facebook To Preserve Accounts of the Dead

Dr Egg Ah! (292 comments)

Now I understand why everyone is dying to get on Facebook!

about 5 years ago

Bringing Convenience and Open Source Methods To Higher Education

Dr Egg Yeah (165 comments)

You wouldn't get the sights and sounds of a campus, personal contact with professors, or beer-soaked frat parties, but you'd end up with the knowledge you need and the degree to prove it."

Personally speaking, it is this sort of thing that I think is as much a part of University as the education itself. Generally speaking, campus grounds always have a great atmosphere, your Professors are usually decent people, and pretty much at no other time will you be able to drink and party so hard with so little consequence in your life. Cutting that out would IMO, be a big loss for young students.

more than 5 years ago

Opera Dominates CNET Survey of "Underdog" Web Browsers

Dr Egg Tested this Weekend... (173 comments)

5 browsers than render Slashdot with just as much broken CSS as every other browser! Download today and see what you can('t) see!

more than 5 years ago

GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested

Dr Egg Better watch your speed... (891 comments)

If we end up with GPS systems in every car by 2020, I'd be interested how quickly the systems are used to also track your speed whenever they want to know.

more than 5 years ago

Videogame Places You're Not Supposed To Go

Dr Egg Driver for PS1 (261 comments)

I always loved the secret Newcastle level that was in the PS1 version of Driver(Not sure if it is in the PC version). Screaming around a vaguely recognisable city in an old Jag was pretty cool. Needs an Action Replay code to work though, and my AR disk won't work in my PS3, so I'm SOL for now.

more than 5 years ago

I'll keep my castle secure primarily with ...

Dr Egg I keep mine secure by... (828 comments)

running a biometrics identification system running on an unpatched Vista box that sits in my garden.

more than 5 years ago

What Did You Do First With Linux?

Dr Egg Not a great experience (739 comments)

First time I used Linux 6 months ago at Uni. The PC's were running Kubuntu and it made me want to kill myself using it. Generally doing anything on it was a complete hassle and not worth the effort put in to it. Alot of the other people in my class felt the same (BSc Computer Science) and we've now only ever used that Linux lab once :V

more than 5 years ago

Which Distro For an Eee PC?

Dr Egg Re:I recommend... (466 comments)

I wholeheartedly agree. I used 7 on my 901 for a month, and the native multi touch support and combined with a task bar that actually works when moved to the left hand side makes it such a great fit for netbooks. Only thing is that 7 took up like 3.5GB of my 4GB SSD in my 901, so I gave in and put XP back on it, and that is only like a 3GB install for me. I really do hate the usability of XP compared to 7. It's just nowhere near 7 or even Vista in terms of usability.

more than 5 years ago

All Korea To Have 1Gbps Broadband By 2012?

Dr Egg Huh? (386 comments)

Currently, Koreans can get speeds up to 100 Mbps, which is still nearly double the speed of Charter's new 60 Mbps service


more than 5 years ago

What will Obama change most in the first 100 days?

Dr Egg Re:Ah yes, the US centric Slashdot... (1026 comments)

I would suggest that you should have gotten on Russia's, but you were too busy rebuilding from the two World Wars you started. Need I remind you that the US and Russia saved your collective asses in those?

Yeah thanks for the help. You were right on time too! Oh wait, nah you just sat with your thumb up your arse until someone prodded you in actually giving a damn. I know how invaluable the US help was in defeating the Nazis, but acting like you managed to fend everyone off yourselves is retarded.

If you're British, I have even more to say to you. All of the current goings-on are largely your fault. You create all of these colonies then don't have the infrastructure to support them. So, you divvy them up into little micro-nations, with no regard for religious divisions.

So our Empire from like 200 years ago that is now largely broken up caused this mess?

If we hadn't gotten involved in the middle east 20 years ago, 9/11 would have happened in London.

uh what

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7's Media Hype Having the Opposite Effect As Vista's

Dr Egg Re:TFA is totally wrong about why Vista failed (864 comments)

it doesn't even have Classic mode any more

Depends what you mean by classic. Classic start menu organisation no, but classic theme yes.

more than 5 years ago

Personality Testing For Employment

Dr Egg Sour Grapes (581 comments)

"critics claim that the tests instead reward cheaters" The critics wouldn't moan if they could cheat as well as these apparent cheaters.

more than 5 years ago


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