I like my Kindle. It does exactly what it's designed to do pretty
well. I wouldn't push it beyond that, though.
Right, except for that little "experimental" menu which has.... you guessed it, a browser.
I would have thought, with all the iPad hype, that it more likely could be used as a hoverboard.
I asked that, too.
These days, most of these guys are using digital tape, no less... which just seems bizarre to me.
The broadcasting industry is only just now starting to dip their collective toe into the digital age. This industry is so freakishly far behind the technology curve, it's amazing they can get anything done at all. But then, I suppose this is the industry that hasn't realized that they are soon to be obscoleted by the internet.
dell also has touch-points;
you should have a look at whether you need a via c7 or some intel thing...
Want a $139 tablet, running Android?
At that price it's almost worth getting one just to play around.
But will it work properly after the conversion?
leaves a faint ghosty outline, not unlike burn-in on traditional screens.
So, to avoid that, the Kindle flashes the entire screen, effectively
erasing any ghosting.
The alternative, of course, is to simply buy new hardware every year.
I've got this kickass core2 quad that I paid too much money for, and I have never been able to use all of it.
But now I'm using DeVeDe to create three DVDs and I'm ripping a dvd, and I've got the whole machine pinned.
And I'm watching the core temperature rise....
Finally getting my money's worth though.
Really makes me wonder what DeVeDe is doing so much, it could probably be more efficient.
Transparent aluminium is transient.
THEY FINALLY DID IT!!!
I've been saying for years that it's time to bring back the Commodore 64 form factor -- that the idea of an iMac is 180-degrees backwards because you have to throw away a perfectly good LCD monitor every couple of years, and that they really should be building all of the computer's guts into the *keyboard -- not the monitor.
These people are doing it -- and they even LICENSED THE "COMMODORE" BRAND to draw attention to it.
I want one!
sarcasm missed, eh?
well, they just command the local police via the usual whinings about copyright violations, but as that article points out, it seems to be working pretty well.
and some more RDBMS advice from the trenches: just drop all your foreign key constraints already. if your app is small, you don't need them; and if your app gets big, sooner or later your dbms will deadlock while enforcing the constraints.
your data quality will suffer in some ways, but you won't notice too often. the only practical problem is that your data architect will hate you. solve this by not hiring a data architect in the first place ;)
Speculation. You're just backing off incrementally from your ridiculous 486/Xeon comparison. You're a smarter guy than that.
Oh yes, the big bad evil DBA, who wants to "make you use nonportable stuff." (Huh? WTF?)