It seems like HP got a new social media PR department to go with this new logo. I saw this story several times on Facebook, Engadget, and Reddit as well.
Advertising HP Businesses News Hardware Technology HP's New Logo Is the Awesome One It Never Used
So I went to Wikipedia...
Hewlett-Packard, Founded January 1, 1939; 77 years ago
I'm not going to start screaming "OOOOH SLASHVERTISEMENT" because the story really has made the rounds everywhere, it's just a little disingenuous to suggest that the logo from a design contest in 2011 is the logo they "Never Used". Definitely some kind of PR spin.
We need a new Firefox, someone "pure" again.
Indeed! Australis (FF29 in general) has very nearly pinched my last nerve with Firefox. What the fuck is going on at Mozilla? The last two versions have run like complete and utter shit on my systems, from freezing windows to outright random crashes. What happened to my lightweight and reliable browser?
(Side tangent: Also, when will we get text reflow back in Android?)
My Nexus 7 arrived today. It comes preloaded with a copy of "Transformers: Far side of the moon" for my viewing pleasure. Five minutes into viewing it there was a popup advising the battery is low. So I go get the USB cable and plug it in. Now the movie won't play, it says "Couldn't load licence key (error 16)". Bah. So all the smart boys and all the smart girls over at Google can't make DRM work properly. Can anybody make DRM work properly? Does DRM have any right to life whatsoever?
Canada is heading towards making DRM illegal. Good for Canada, and a perfect example why.
How is this +5 Insightful? You don't think it might have something to do with the fact that Android does debugging over USB, therefore making it "possible" at least to get an unencrypted version of the movie (i.e. screengrabs while it's playing)?
Thanks for letting us know you have a Nexus 7, though.
Does this mean we can publicly criticize the XBMC UI?
Uhhh... Of course. By that same token, there's nothing holding you back from making a better one.
No concerns for Tuesday
Well, guess I know what I'm doing on my next day off (Wednesday- don't ask). I'll be fixing all the backwards ass bullshit they seem to love including in these "rapid fire" releases. Disable compatibility checking, test everything to see it still works, yadda yadda.
This is getting old.
You mean a land-line? I was shocked how many people called their family/friends to make sure they were okay. It was an earthquake yes, but it wasn't soo bad (also in Ottawa here)
Actually, it's my Nokia 5130 cellphone. I don't even care to make a call, but my phone just completely locks up when it's turned on.
I hate loud commercials too, but this is just too much government IMHO. I'd much rather just have intelligent TVs or receivers that turned the volume down upon detecting a commercial...based on the settings *I* want, not what the government thinks is best for me.
My old as hell tube TV has this (it's a 27" RCA TV, circa 1999). I just checked and it's called SoundLogic in the menu, and I've gotta tell you it's a pretty terrible feature. It basically turns the volume on everything down (making an amp or what have you work harder), and anytime there is a spike in volume it re-adjusts and turns it down.
What I've found it does is make every good kaboom in every good movie I've watched with it on go flat. It also takes a second or two for it to adjust, so you still get too much sound. With commercials that are only 30 seconds long, this leads to a very uneven "HAVE YOu ever heard of product x?", 30 seconds later "WATCH THis tv show on sunday", etc.
Like I said too, you always have to remember to toggle it off before you watch a movie. Kind of a pain.
Maybe the technology needs to be improved, but my experience with it has been pretty bad. I don't think it's been enabled in at least 8 years.
"Show business is just like high school, except you get paid." - Martin Mull