18-05-2012 01:43 PM - edited 18-05-2012 02:01 PM
I've had two particularly vociferous replies from a gazberotten and also a BiosNova - a Beta Tester no less! (among others of the same ilk) to another thread of mine.
I felt it best to counter-answer their impassioned replies with a new thread.
A thread about the much larger generic question of whether we're on the right course in this current revolution we find ourselves enveloped within - this High Tech Revolution! This 'upgrading frenzied', multi-platformed, 'app.' crazy to satisfy every need festooned environment (just once I'd like to here the other three syllables) social-networking, twittering I-must-know-what-my-friends-are-doing-every-second
on 18-05-2012 02:21 PM
I think the "app" approach is idiotic, I blame apple.
I dont know why they dont just put on a web browser that is good enough to let any website work.
Having an app for every site you use is just so boring and 2009.
18-05-2012 02:59 PM - edited 18-05-2012 03:04 PM
First of all, lets take this whole business of computers 'crashing' - it seems to have become acceptable - a sort of c'est la vie concept; whereby that not only my PS3, which was the basis for the other thread - but we must take it on the chin that ALL computers are liable to 'crash' every now & again. Well, do you know what, I don't accept it - I certainly don't accept either of the annoying aspects of a 'crash' of whatever computer I have the misfortune to be using - one, that it crashes in the first bloody place AND two, as if to add insult to injury, it doesn't tell you WHY you had to be inconvenienced.
gazberotten says I should wait for a 'patch'. I love this geekdom term used to describe a fix for a 'bug' on a computer. When I here the word 'patch', I often think of the word 'botch' and wonder in the computer world if the two terms are inter-related.
As far as the PS3 is concerned, he says I should be 'patient'.
The PS3 has been out how long now 5, 6 years is it?
18-05-2012 03:25 PM - edited 18-05-2012 03:31 PM
gazberotten also said that the PS3 is better than the XBox.
Duh! Yes I know - I did my homework - one of the main reasons I chose the PS3, was because it had a browser. What I didn't know and didn't find out, was that it wasn't fit for purpose! That if I had the temerity to own a CRT TV (or so the story goes) I wouldn't be able to type more than a thousand characters or so - hence the multiple postings for one thread. I wouldn't be able to logon to Twitter on the main page only through the forgotton User Name/Password page, I wouldn't be able to use hardly any of the editing tools on these forums etc., etc., but what really urks me though, is that for all it's complexity and functionality, it doesn't seem to be capable of knowing when it's crashed.
Now Mr. Beta Tester BiosNova made an interesting chicken 'n' egg comment, which I feel is the main flaw right at the heart of all computers today - he said "If the PS3 has crashed, how will it accept incoming commands to reboot?"
18-05-2012 04:02 PM - edited 18-05-2012 04:31 PM
Interesting point, but surely the answer is simple isn't it - there doesn't need to be command(S) - plural - does there? There's only one command you'll want it to execute, 'WORK' - which I would have thought they could have found some way of devising by default.
Afterall, we've had technology that can turn on battery generators when there's been a power-cut for donkeys years! Surely if it suffers either a power-cut or it stops processing data then it reboots itself with just a single default powerup command; but on top of that, when it decides it needs to send a report off to Sony, that also the CUSTOMER should be in that loop as well & get a similar report.
I've heard it said many times by geekdom, that programmers can't allow for every eventuality - possible outcomes are some 10 to power of 80 permutations. I thought the whole point of computers, was that they are supposed to be able to crunch numbers quickly.
Well then, why not programme the computer to find the solution to any given
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