223 posts • joined Saturday 13th October 2007 12:32 GMT
Re: Samsung took over the Nokia market
Wow! That's a fucking tenuous link to hang your anti-MS, spittle flecked ranting from today; don't you think?
You're in danger of losing it my friend.
EADON ALWAYS CAPITALS AT END OF POST FAIL
(Did I do that last bit right?)
Re: I'm not sure what the point it.
"They've already signed up over 5,000 schools reaching 2.5m children. "
I'll only support them once they stop this blatant discrimination and sign up schools that allow children of a more average height to join!
Backup Exec 2012
I wonder how much of the problem is people deciding they can't stand the new interface in BE 2012 and looking for a new backup product? I know my firm is hunting around and we currently use it on about 150 servers....
Re: This is the same scumbag behaviour
As far as I'm aware you can't FORCE someone to provide their patents on a FRAND basis for a standard. They have to agree to it during the drafting of the standard, if they don't the standards body should not include the patented method.
PS. I'm not saying that BT didn't agree to the use of their patented method in the standard (if they did then of course it should be FRAND) - I can't be bothered to look to be honest - but I see lots of comments to the tune of "they should be forced to license it as FRAND" when in fact they should be FORCED to do no such thing with their property if they don't want to.
Re: MS becoming a server-side company - THE FISH ROTS
Er, good post; insightful and well reasoned. Have an upvote.
[wanders off mumbling something about having to have woken up in a parallel universe today]
Re: They have just under a year
Not that I particularly want to defend MS here but the lack of an upgrade path for a desktop OS should be pretty much irrelevant in a lot of business environments. If your IT bods don't know how to create baseline images and push out software automatically then I suggest you go and speak to someone about getting new IT bods!
Re: Chromebook is doing what Surface was supposed to do...
I love the way you moan and whine about perceived ad hominem attacks on you in other posts, but you've blatantly misrepresented what I said, by quoting it out of context, so that you can set up a straw man!
I said computers "aren't THAT important", not "computers aren't important."
And I mean that they aren't important enough for you to pursue this fanatical obsession you seem to have with bringing Microsoft into every bloody post you make!
Re: Chromebook is doing what Surface was supposed to do...
Eadon you need to grow up a bit.
Seriously, the whole "my computer's better than your computer" thing was boring the first time around 30 odd years ago!
We get it - you prefer Linux to Windows - now you need to move on and get a life, go outside, smell the fresh air, watch a puppy gambol in a park, take yourself off to an area of outstanding natural beauty and drink it in - ANYTHING in fact except continue to obsess about Microsoft.
THEY ARE JUST FUCKING COMPUTERS; THEY AREN'T THAT IMPORTANT!
Re: The problem is multiple PIN numbers
I've got it even worse, as I have to know my wife's cards as well I have 5 PINs to deal with.
I've found this amazing new way to deal with the issue though, I "re"-"mem"-"ber" them.
People should give it a try, it's fucking awesome!
It also works for the log in details to various online banking services; 8 or 10 different sets of numbers and all I have to do is put in a tiny bit of effort!
Re: This is something I consistently fail to understand.
My Defender 90 says that you're a goddamn liar.
Re: ' he believes that amount should be "substantial." '
Of course it's only about the money - what the hell else do you expect it to be about?
Whether they get the money by stopping Apple using the patented technology which enables them to sell more devices, or whether they get damages or whether they agree a back-dated license arrangement it's still always only about the money!
Re: Are you by any chance a moron?
"Oh boo hoo, I didn't like something you said so I'm going to accuse you of being young!"
Re: Wait! You are trying to use logic here.
"How do you change file permissions on a Windows XP Professional system?"
Right click object, choose "Properties", choose "Security" tab.
Are you by any chance a moron?
P.S. If you prefer the command line you can use the "cacls" command to do the same thing.
Why shouldn't Amazon be making a lot of money? As opposed to some other companies in the "tech" sector I could mention they actually have products for sale that they make profit on and services they provide that people are willing to pay for.
Re: And the cost to the environment ...
Yes, because a PhD student at the "Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory" would never have heard of such a basic concept as Hohmann transfer!
Re: Mueller is NOT an expert...
@ Charlie Clark
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I was just giving a truthful answer to the question :)
P.S. Apologies to the readers of the Reg, my family and my English teacher for my mispelling of the word "write" in my initial post.
Re: Mueller is NOT an expert...
"Why do you keep quoting him?"
Because it keeps people like you coming onto the site to right comments like that and provide page impressions to generate advertising revenue for the site owners so they can pay themselves and pay their staff and keep the business running.
Re: Okay Andrew - challenge for you.
"Unlike in Windows 7 where if I want Excel for example, I may well have to navigate from All Programs -> Office -> Excel in the hierachical menu"
Or of course if you bury it even deeper you may well have to navigate from All Programs -> Office -> Some Made Up Folder -> Another One for Good Measure -> I'm Just Being Silly Now -> Excel
So even more advantage to Windows 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Or you just pin to Start Menu, or Pin to Taskbar and stop using retarded examples to make your point).
Re: It Seemed A Little Too Quick
"There were smart phones from Nokia, and phones did have screens with icons, but they weren't touch screens"
I'm curious as to which universe you live in?
Where's the Windows love
Having been forced to move our customers to Postini by the closure of our current mail filtering service I'm astounded by the hatred Google obviously has for all things Windows. Want to sync your directory with Postini rather than mess around with batch jobs and manual processes. Good luck! You either have to use their hosted Directory Sync which uses DSML for some reason (enjoy trying to find out information about DSML on Windows Server 2008) or you can run their Directory Sync service on your server, however it doesn't play nicely with 2008 either. I know 2008 is only 4 years old but surely they could have got it working properly by now?
Or instead of all this messing about what the hell is wrong with LDAP(S)?!?!?
Re: Tut tut...
I've read the article again and I still can't see the bit where anybody claims that RAID is a backup solution.
Re: "A (retail) bank's business is Risk Management."
"3) A retail bank has no reason to put any of its customers money at risk."
Rubbish. A retail bank takes in customer deposits at one rate and lends them out at a higher rate, the difference being their profit. Even if we ignore the fact that they "create" money by lending out more than they have on deposit there is always going to be a risk involved in lending out.
The EF mount was used on both film and digital cameras. It replaced the FD mount which was film only. EF-S is digital only - but only because they only do digital now - the EF-S is actually for APS-C sensors, it's about sensor size rather than film/digital.
Re: "we do still exercise at least some smal influence in the world - the internet, facebook"
Stop reading the Reg, go away and don't come back until you've learnt the difference between the Internet and the Web.
Re: Re Alex Rose
That was the one.
Does anyone else find it strange when US firms say they are going to "reach out" to you. The number of times I've been told someone's colleague as them to "reach out" to me is silly.
Why not just say "contact", "call", "email" or "phone"?
As far as I'm concerned only zombies, vampires and horror film killers "reach out", and they "reach out" FOR you, not TO you.
Actually to try to answer the question my limited understanding is that mass is determined by how much a particle interacts with the Higgs field. Therefore if the Higgs bosun interacts more strongly with the Higgs field than the proton then it will have greater mass. This interaction is independant of size.*
*Note I'm no expert, just paraphrasing a Metro article from a couple of days ago.
Re: Ugh - God particle
To put it in relatively simple terms it is heavier than a proton because it has more mass.
Re: Waiting to pre-order...
If you want to try out some programming there are free tools for your existing computer. If you are Windows based try DEV-C++ if you fancy trying C or C++. Perl and Python interpreters are just a Google search away and if you use a Mac then the world is your oyster as you have access to a hefty %age of the FOSS tools.
(Note to Linux users - I didn't mention Linux as I assume that if they were using Linux they'd know most of the above).
Re: There must be more to this................
You do all realise that BDG and BDG's wife are some sociology student's experiment into just how gullible people are when faced with a hyperbolic example of their own prejudices?
Re: @Citizen Kaned: 12 months porridge for a FB 'hack'?
Marxism? Exactly how far away are you? Mars?
Re: Note to Home Secretary
"Krabappel?! I've been calling her KRANDEL!"
Or perhaps they give different weightings when making their considered decision, perhaps having a non-proprietary system has a very low weight in their decision making process?
No, no, you're probably right - you're the only person with a brain on the planet!
(In the interests of full disclosure I own no Apple products.)
Re: "... including children"
And hence they will also "have as much tits as women".
HTC One X or One XL?
Why do Android manufaturers insist on thinking we all want massive screens? If I want a nice fast quad core processor (something to match the iPhone 4S) I have to have a huge screen.
Problem is, I don't want a huge phone!
Give me something with the power and size of an iPhone 4S running Android or quite frankly I am going to have to go ahead and buy a bloody iPhone. Then I have to put up with all the "I told you so"s from friends and family!
Re: not an issue for me
Really, your wi-fi version doesn't display a problem switching between 3G/4G and wi-fi?
Say it ain't so!
"*Admittedly Psychohistory only worked on huge galactic civilisations, and then only if the people being manipulated for their own good were unaware that the science of Psychohistory existed - neither of which are the case here."
I was unaware that physchohistory actually exists outside of the Foundation series until you implied in that sentence that it was more than just a tool of Hari Seldon. Tell us more - the public has a right to know what is being done in our name in Vulture Central!
Re: hah hah hah
"I cannot wait until android dies."
I didn't spot this at first because of your massive fail over the UI/iOS comparison, but seriously, if you actually "cannot wait" until a mobile phone/tablet operating system dies do you not think that you should get out of the house, go take a walk in the sun, listen to the sound of children playing in a park, smell the early spring flowers and get a little perspective?
Or get some therapy.
Re: hah hah hah
If it is basically a copy of iOS and it has a "terrible UI" I take it that means you think iOS has a terrible UI?
"It’s a pretty modest resolution, especially for professionals, and might well mean that the app just gets used for doing quick visualisations and mock-ups before doing the real work on one of those old-fashioned computer thingies."
Really! You mean professionals won't all dump their huge monitors and blindingly fast machines with graphics tablet input devices to work on a 10" screen with their fingers?
You mean that Adobe haven't chosen to cannibalise the sales of their hundreds of pounds flagship product by offering all the same functionality in a £7 tablet app.
TELL ME IT AIN'T SO!!!
Re: Cloud suckage
Funnily enough I'd love to evaluate Google Apps but the gmail web interface is just so atrocious I can't bring myself to try it. The fact that I use it pretty much on a daily basis and still get confused as to where commonly used features hide themselves astounds me.
How a company with the resources of Google can unleash such a terrible UI on the general public amazes me. I wonder how seemingly intelligent people such as Larry Sergey can have been shown it and said "Yes, that's great, let's roll with it." It's up there in incomprehensibility with how Steve Ballmer, having been shown Vista, said "Yep, great stuff, get those DVDs duplicated and get it out to the channel!"
Anyway, rant over, is Google Apps any better? Is it worth me having a look or will I just end up slitting my wrists in despair?
Why does it have to fall to me, someone who dislikes Apple intensely to have to point out what a load of bullshit your post is?
Even though I dislike Apple I have actually used their devices and to describe them as "poor" and "utterly useless" just because you prefer something else is just facile.
Grow the fuck up.
Re: non standard Apple 2048 x 1536 V a real Samsung WQXGA panel at 2560 x 1600, no contest
The point isn't the specs, it's what you can do with it. Until I bought my wife an iPad2 I'd forgotten that rather salient fact.
The history of IT is littered with examples of architectures/systems that were technically superior but came in in second place. If you look at Windows 3.1 there were a number of superior windowing systems around, similarly x86 architecture was not the best around at the time of the IBM PCs rise to dominance. Hell, think VHS/Betamax if you want another example.
The point isn't what the numbers say, it's what you can do with your new piece of equipment quickly and easily - much as it pains me, as a die-hard Linux and Android fan, to say it the Apple ecosystem allows the average Joe to achieve results quickly and easily.
So I suppose the answer to why you would want an Apple machine of power "x" when you could have an Android tablet of power "2x" for the same amount of money is that you are not a geek.
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