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  • HP Sprout

    , kettch wrote


    No doubt using proprietary cartridges and materials. :P

    That's unfortunately the norm, and some players are such trolls that even HP looks good in comparison...

    I'm looking forward to seeing what a little competition can bring.

  • HP Sprout

    Makes sense, given that HP is planning a major comeback in 3D Printing. This is just the device that would enable non-technical people to start printing their own objects (and 3D selfies...)



  • Lumia Denim

    @elmer: implementing voice activation without draining batteries requires specialized hardware and/or low-level dark magic. In any case, it's probably phone-specific and OEMs will have to implement their own.

    That shouldn't be too hard, though, for those who already implemented Google Now on similar hardware.

  • The Year of the Linux Desktop

    @DeathByVisualStudio: weird, there was an article not too long ago painting an entirely different picture.

    Politics might be a major driving factor here: since April 2014 Munich is ruled by an SPD/CSU coalition (after decades of undisputed SPD majorities) and, apparently, the CSU opposed the project back when it started.

    So, while this will obviously constitute a setback for Linux and its community, any technical consideration may need to be taken with a pinch of salt.


  • WP8.1.1 update problem...

    ...and today the 8018830f error is gone, at least on my phone.


  • WP8.1.1 update problem...

    Welcome to the "very small %" club. Regrettably, it's not as exclusive as its name might suggest... ;)

  • Mame for Windows 8

    , bondsbw wrote

    @Blue Ink:  A processor takes the next byte of data in its stream and interprets what to do with it.

    Notepad does the same with a text stream (the next character determines whether to display it or move to a new line, and which glyph to display).

    The only data that cannot be a form of code is data that is never processed in any form.

    That's a very loose definition of "data", but even that doesn't suffice. There's plenty of dataflow architectures out there; think of an FPGA, for instance, or any hardware FSM machine.

  • Mame for Windows 8

    , cheong wrote

    @Blue Ink:It doesn't necessarily have connection to Von Neumann architecture.

    Say, for decompilers and JIT compilers, code is data. For scripting engines, source code is data too. And for ARM toolchain for x86 processors, the compiled code targeting ARM arch is treated as data.

    Yes, you can usually treat code as data (not always, though), but the reverse just doesn't hold.

  • Mame for Windows 8

    , bondsbw wrote


    A fundamental principle of software is that code is data.  It's data on a disk or in memory, and it's code while being processed.

    There are more things in heaven and earth, bondsbw, than are dreamt by your Von Neumann architecture.

  • Sharks Cove now on preorder

    @Vaccano: the main point is you can connect your own hardware to it, via GPIO, I2C, SPI and the like. More or less an Arduino on steroids.

    Except that this one seems powerful enough to provide a decent UI and high-level services.