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Comment Re:Expect more of this. (Score 5, Insightful) 608

Seriously, how many people are going to switch to Linux over this? Nobody.

Except a whole bunch of OEMs who used to be staunch Microsoft partners.

"HP shows off 21-inch all-in-one Android desktop
PC makers are experimenting with Android given that Microsoft's Windows 8 devices have struggled to attract consumers"

http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/update-hp-shows-21-inch-all-in-one-android-desktop-221316

CoolShip,an android desktop computer that looks like a keyboard
CoolShip has a 1.5Ghz dualcore ARM processor inside.It is a low cost home PC,PC for elderly and children,also a solution of hotel PC for guests,educational PC.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coolship-an-android-desktop-computer-that-looks-like-a-keyboard

Acer shows 21-inch Android desktop
Taiwan's Acer is breaking Android out of its comfort zone and has installed the operating system on a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop PC that is expected on sale in the U.S. later this year.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2040886/acer-shows-21inch-android-desktop.html

Get used to it.

Not a chance. I'm really enjoying the innovation and competition that's coming our way now the Windows monopoly's tumbling. Can't wait until Office is usurped as well!

Comment The image accompanying this article says it all (Score 4, Informative) 541

Link

...in 1971 the recently renamed Kelly Services ran a series of ads in The Office, a human resources journal, promoting the “Never-Never Girl,” who, the company claimed: “Never takes a vacation or holiday. Never asks for a raise. Never costs you a dime for slack time. (When the workload drops, you drop her.) Never has a cold, slipped disc or loose tooth. (Not on your time anyway!) Never costs you for unemployment taxes and Social Security payments. (None of the paperwork, either!) Never costs you for fringe benefits. (They add up to 30% of every payroll dollar.) Never fails to please. (If your Kelly Girl employee doesn’t work out, you don’t pay.)”

You're not a person. You're not an employee. You're not even worthy of respect.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 195

My point Einstein, is that C is the language that CUDA, Cell, OpenCL and OpenGL SL are derived from. So it's a rather useful property of MagicNewLanguage if it is similar to what people are accustomed to already, preferably allowing them to express the same concepts in a terser but similar form. Assuming that is, that the person who created MagicNewLanguage stands any hope of persuading people to use it.

Comment Hmm (Score 1, Insightful) 195

Lisp code is practically unreadable thanks to all the parentheses without good formatting and even then looks totally foreign to people brought up on C or Java. For example all the computations are completely backasswards thanks to polish notation. A better language for GPU programming would be one which at least retains the essence of C and provides convention based techniques and inference to relieve some of the effort of writing out OpenCL kernels.

Comment Re:Sure, join us (Score 5, Informative) 123

"Yes, I work in an Airport."

You may work in an airport, but your appeal to authority is not helping you now. Parent AC is right.

The Q Bag Tag is a permanent electronic bag tag designed to facilitate a faster and easier baggage check-in at domestic airports.*

There's no longer a need to attach a temporary bag tag each time you fly domestically - just drop your bags and go.

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/q-bag-tag/global/en

They work fine, I've been using them for the past year or so.

Comment Re:Looking forward to 1st August (Score 2) 85

Technically they could come from either but in practice? If I buy a popular game for 99c on Play which is free on a p2p site, which is most likely to be the malware?

And most likely Google and AV vendors are very active in policing the store, putting apps through their paces in virtualized devices looking for suspicious behaviour, weeding out malware attempts, remote killing any installs of said malware. Whereas if some guy who installs an apk they got from a torrent site gets none of that and probably stands a larger chance of infection to go with it.

Comment A fuss over nothing (Score 1) 280

A "gun" could be constructed from tape, a tube (plastic or metal), a rubber band and a push pin, nail or some other hard piece of metal. It only has to work well enough to reliably fire a bullet in the general direction the weapon is pointed. The components could be smuggled through (or can be sourced beyond) virtually any security checkpoint in the world and assembled. Smuggling the bullet would be another matter but I assume that a small .22 calibre could be gotten in disguised as a pen or something.

Comment Re:Boycott VISA MASTERCARD. Start using BITCOIN. (Score 2) 353

And "technically" a pharmacist is just a drug dealer. But would you fill your prescriptions from a guy standing on a street corner?

The answer of course is no for obvious reasons. And those obvious reasons also apply when discussing exchanging currencies in banks vs some guy you arrange to meet in a parking lot or wherever.

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