Media Center wasn't introduced until Windows XP. Your timeline is off by half a decade.
Resistive touch screens typically get pressure sensitivity for free, capacitive screens do not. It's usually faked by doing tricks with contact patch area. As you push harder your finger tip flattens and contacts a larger area of the screen. I don't know whether Apple's implementation is the same or if they've actually integrated a strain gauge or something for real pressure sensitivity.
Nintendo lets you play games off an external USB HDD on the Wii U. Sony's just fucking you over again.
I disagree. On Wii U I'm paying similar dollar amounts to what SNES carts cost back in the '90s, and getting far more content for it. So I'm paying less in inflation-adjusted terms for more content. None of the games I've bought have required DLC to get full content. I did buy the DLC for Mario Kart 8, but it's about $10 for 16 new tracks. That's great value even if you only play each of the new tracks once.
You're not taking preferential shares into account. They often have nasty conditions attached. For example the venture capitalists may be able to liquidate the company without needing a majority.
SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
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There are lots of solutions:
- JetDirect - print server listens on a TCP socket, clients treat the socket the way they would a serial port with the same printer model attached. No job management or anything, but very simple to implement.
- AppleTalk PAP - printer requests data from client as it needs it, client polls printer for status. Printer status and job management are done in a standardised way for all printers. But it depends on obsolete protocols.
- lpr/lpd - the UNIX equivalent to AppleTalk PAP. Runs over TCP/IP, provides standardised printer status and job management, easy to proxy/multiplex, supported out-of-the-box on most modern operating systems.
- Windows Printing - kind of like AppleTalk PAP but using NetBIOS instead of AppleTalk. All the printer status and job management functionality, but a bit cumbersome to use. Works well on OSX and Windows clients.
- IPP - a "modern" HTTP-based printing protocol. Should do anything the other solutions can do, but better. Used by CUPS, and supported on Windows since Win2k. Also used by iOS for printing.
As for standardised printer control languages, there's HP PCL (printer can be relatively dumb), HP-GL (vector protocol really intended for plotters), SPL (Samsung's equivalent to HP PCL), PostScript (requires fairly heavy runtime to render), and PDF (declarative page description language). A print server should be able to handle at least one of them.
The way it used to work was there were "workgroup printers" with a built-in NIC and print server. They'd usually be able to interpret PCL or PostScript so anyone could print to them with a driver for one of these languages. But they were expensive.
So you could connect a printer to a computer and get the computer to act as the print server and share it on the network. If you had a driver for the printer on this computer, you could make it translate PCL or PostScript to the printer's (probably proprietary) native language so clients still wouldn't need a special driver, only the print server would.
But using a computer as a print server looks overly complex, so you got dumb print server boxes. You can't install fancy print drivers on these boxes, so they just proxy a TCP port to the serial/parallel port the printer is connected to (JetDirect). Each client needs drivers for the specific printer(s), and it prints as though it had the printer attached locally to a serial port.
NetUSB is the next step in this devolutionary chain. It's like the dumb print server adapted to USB rather than serial/parallel. The client machines have a driver for the specific printer(s) and the USB I/O is redirected over the network.
However, if recent history is any indication, Australians like to get screwed over by their government, hence they keep voting for anti-citizen politicians. Must be some kind of collective masochism going on down under.
All our major political parties (Liberal/National, Labor and Green) have anti-citizen policies. Much like the US Republicrat system, while you can choose who's going to be fucking you, you'll still have to bend over.
It wasn't the passenger windows that were the issue, it was a radio antenna window, and the failure was because the window was supposed to be glued in but they used rivets instead, and the fractures started at the rivet holes.
Window blinds have to be raised for safety reasons during take-off/landing because sometimes a passenger will be able to see something important or dangerous. Windows do provide some safety as well.
What's with the outbreak of people who can't spell COBOL? It's like kids are trying to sound older than they are by using jargon but completely screwing it up.
It makes no sense at all if Uber isn't collecting GST. The GST is essentially a value-add tax applied to all domestic sales of goods or services. It doesn't apply to hobbies, exports, and personal imports up to a certain value. But I can't see any way Uber should be exempt from GST. It's clearly provision of a service for money, and hence subject to GST. Yet another way these goons think they can just avoid the law.
Yeah, I've had no problems with Adobe CC either. Don't know what people are bitching about.
Haha try having an office of 100 people trying to work with everything on network drives on a wireless network.
Cisco's VoIP desk phones are very popular. It's great being able to run a single type of cabling when provisioning an office.