Presumably at this rate we’ll have a huawei P45 in shocking pink with no apps and limited prospects before the year is out
29 posts • joined 25 Apr 2007
What's unclear to me from the article is whether they're only dropping support for 32-bit builds of Ubuntu, or if they're also dropping the 32-bit compatibility libraries that you install to get 32-bit programs to work on a 64-bit env (that is, the libc6-i386 package).
If it's just the former, then I don't see how this would impact Steam or Wine.
Have none of you seen the Eric Giler TED talk about efficient magnetic resonance over long distances? He powers a TV set from 1m away using resonant AC (note how it takes a few seconds for the magnetic resonance to build up).
It's induction that's inefficient over long distances. But magnetic resonance couples at specific frequencies - it's not just plain old induction.
Whilst I absolutely applaud the elimination of sexism in the software development culture, being "ashamed" of boobs is something feminism often rallies against. Simply saying "boobs" isn't supposed to be offensive to women. Boobs exist. Shrug. (What usually follows at this point is a stream of comments saying "I'm a woman and I thought it was funny": http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/14955.html)
Now, who's going to use the VM ID 0xFA7D1CC5 ?
I haven't figured out the point.
"10 million tracks" is not a lot in terms of absolute catalogue. It'll be all the same (popular) content as every other MP3 store, only less of it, as their deals settle in to line. 7digital and iTunes, and even Amazon MP3, have way way more - and still don't cater effectively to the long tail, who has to go to smaller stores such as Beatport or DJDownload to get what they need.
Even then, there's really no point without an effective referral scheme and integration with music discovery websites such as Last.fm or Spotify, where people go to FIND new music.
HMV should have done this ten years ago, or invested in someone who knows what they're doing, like 7digital.
LZH and friends are a family of "data deduplication algorithms"; huffman coding and all that jazz are based on well established principles of information theory, which is based around "de-duplicating" repeated data.
So, HP have a tape compression system. What's new about that exactly, apart from the name?
I think the conclusions drawn on Facebook are bollocks, frankly - your comments on the usefulness of Facebook have the same ring to them as a 45-year old mother bitching about how TopShop has nothing in her size. But despite that, I think the article's well written and hilariously so, therefore I approve anyway.
In the same breath he's said that he won't get paid from the music and that his licensing and merchandising is second to none.
Many record labels and acts are actually putting out music as a loss-leader now, knowing that it getting pirated is a good promotional tool, and that the real money is in tours, live shows and performance royalties.
erm, if you think about it, it should be obvious!
Uranus goes round the sun, so there will be two times at which it's aligned edge on with the sun (once on each side). But Earth goes around the sun too, so those two points at which earth sees uranus edge on, again once on each side, will vary with an uneven period between them, although definitely twice within a longer period. of 894 years. apparently.
And what about all those times when it's edge on but the sun's in the way?
I love this review. It reads to me as:
"Hi! It has GOOGLE pre-installed."
*picture of girls*
"It does all the things you'd expect of a phone!"
*picture of girls*
"It's pretty much just like a Nokia!"
*picture of girls with Google*
"Girl's not included."
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