531 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007
Russia, steping in to fill the vacume left by the US
Considering the US Gov is now wilfully avoiding manned space exploration, it's now up to Russia and China to do it for all of humanity. I keep asking myself why the US Gov has been engaging a wide range of excuses and avoidance tactics against taking manned space exporation beyond orbit. They have been doing orbital science since the days of "Skylab" in 1973. That's 41 years of research on the human body in low to zero gravity. It shouldn't have taken 41 years to do the orbital research to figure out how our next step farther into space should be done. If they did this before going to the moon we would never have gone there.
IMHO Yahoo is not capable of doing email right anymore
When I tried to create a new email address with Yahoo and it demanded a cell phone number to get an email account and even the alternate to sign up through G-Mail was broken....I walked away. Yahoo is dead to me now.
I would love to see things like in this article happen.
I only hope they can make it from a stronger material than acrylic in the future.
Good article. It sounds like progress has begun with Ubuntu. It's unfortunate that two main OS's such as Win 8 and Ubuntu have taken a slide to the past dumping much of the modern features evolved out of user necessities that have not gone away. Perhaps one of those two OSs is now making a steady climb back to the future-now.
CEO as a Service?
I just got off the phone with someone in India who works for an outsourcing company. They're talking about offering "CEO as a Service" to shareholders of the Western Corporations. The analysts are predicting that those Corporations will no longer have "in house" CEOs by 2017...
But now that I've thought of this new idea....hmmm....
Pliers lost the bid for naming rights to "Hammer Space"...they just didn't have the same impact...
< rim shot >
It's not about rehabilitation. That's just a sales job on what is in reality the same deal corporations have been getting on slave labor from China or any 3rd world country. Only difference is that they are trying that model here in the western world. Same Stuff Different Day...
They are now a back doored chipery target...
So is Boeing going to use Chinese made chips and factories in like fasion to how they get their airplane parts these days?
Adobe can't....do security.
I think flash vulnerabilities are now Adobe's trademark
The smouldering wreckage that is Windows 8...
I have a shiny new laptop with windows 8 and I still keep finding it such a painfully bad experience I have continued to favor using my Linux laptop. I just can't get myself to use the one with windows 8 even though it's hardware is three times faster. If I didn't have to have a computer with windows on it I would have installed something else...anything else. I want to kill windows 8 with fire....
I't's good to know that I'm not the only one seeing a pattern develop. The pattern is that when NASA comes across something OBVIOUSLY unusual, curious or unexpected, they literally turn away from it every time. NASA needs to investigate, not run from, interesting finds!
If they don't change something...
...they are doomed to another repeat...eventually. How many times can that happen before it's lights out for good. They MUST get out from under this situation.
It's precisely because of the free service that I got to know that software and trust using it. I seriously hope this doesn't hurt their business. I like the software. On the other hand it may be they have enough in with the big telcos now that it's no longer an issue and they don't need to feed the end user a freebie anymore. The last two telcos I had a tech support job with had us use LMI to trouble shoot end user PCs.
Good to know
I hope HP profits well from giving the Windows 7 option to buyers. Thank you HP!
Everyone I know is still holding out and refusing to buy new PCs because of Windows 8/8.1. This is the hardest push-back against any version of Windows I've ever seen. Companies like Intel might want to think about what that is doing to them.
These corporate executives take everything if they are not stopped
If we don't push back, then we can forget about an open accessable internet.
Bridges on fire...
It just seems to me that most have groked what Microsoft is about and had enough of it.
I'll just leave this here...
I think it's just that China is doing this as a warning and to pressure American business and the US Gov. US Gov. forign entanglements and bad behavior has finally begun to get this as one of many points of Blowback.
Market saturation that is...
China now the number one super power?
It's good to know NASA can confirm that China is prepairing to do NASA's work for them now since NASA can't land humans anywhere anymore. Hopefully soon we will see Chinese landing on the moon then Mars....
I really hate to see these kind of things happen to any company
I hope they are not still waiting for Microsoft to save them.
I've given up on complaining about Ubuntu....
I switched back to a small distro Ubuntu LTS variant because the Debian variant I was running had not installed the right graphics driver and suffered UI crashes to blank a screen. The Ubuntu LTS did the drivers right. I"m guessing less restricted driver options under Ubuntu made the difference? It forced me to re-evaluate a some things.
I think at some point people using alternatives to Ubuntu that are still Ubuntu under the hood becomes less a protest but instead more of an evolution to where people need to go with their desktop UI paradigm and that is fine. It no longer is an issue if Shuttleworth creates an alternate UI when people can and already do roll-their-own. I think Mint and others like it are proving that to the degree that there is no longer any point in expecting Shuttleworth to provide us the UI we want for us.
Re: I don't get it
It's just my opinion but the majority of the world is poor. Most I know of get what they can for under $500. Apple/Jobsian empire isn't going to compromise their product quality level to get to that price point. It's for that reason that I don't see any dramatic changes in their market share near term.
In the long term Apples Mac may come to be all that's left in the market that once was dominated by the PC as Microsoft themselves has proven with Windows 8+ to be the PC manufactures worst nightmare and now even their enemy. I only hope the PC manufactures have figured out that point and have begun looking for an OS source that isn't their enemy...
Re: The Surface 2 good news story from 2-3 days ago not reported on The Reg...
"“With regards to specific inventory levels or sales numbers we don’t comment on those specific figures... "
Right out of the article itself.
I'm glad they sold out but of how many?
Being in the US and watching NASA going about the business of avoiding manned missions beyond earth orbit and doing little to nothing with the moon, I"m hoping China finds a ton of things there that shame NASA and the Gov. Let the new space race begin!
Because the PC is dying?
I don't buy it. Any PC dying, it seems to me, is directly due to the combination of both the economy and MS sabotaging the PC with Windows 8. Just my 2 cents.
Re: Need a Popcorn icon
Yes, a popcorn icon. I want that icon as well.
It's begginning to look like MS is run by the three stooges.
Just for show
Microsoft, it's all just a dog and pony show....
Re: Spy box
"Do MS really keep track of every dead zombie? How much other stuff are they tracking?"
I wonder if the NSA will send a thank you card
I'm sure the abusive US Gov with it's NSA collecting everything from Microsoft's cloud would be happy to hear about this new UK Parliament decision.
As a person who uses 3D Graphic applications I gotta say, "amen brother". If not for Windows 7 on my main computer I'd be sunk.
As a side note, my second computer, running Windows 8, so sent me into fits of rage with some of some of the Windows 8 idiotic crap getting in the way of my getting anything done that a member of my household thought I was gonna punch the thing. Praise God Almighty that my third computer is using Linux...
This is the goal, an end to the OS on PC as we know it. It's the reason for ramping up the current OS to yearly updates to condition us to accept rapid-fire change in order to usher this cloudy OS in and get us to accept that too.
"..."touch cover" keyboards, à la Microsoft's Surface keyboard.""
If Apple is going to release one of these crappy "touch cover" things then Apple quality has taken a downturn on a rocket sled to fail-hell. I've tried Microsoft's "touch cover", it was unusable. It was horrifyingly low quality rubbish.
Re: "Port 1984 (El Reg presumes the port number is pure coincidence)"
Nothing like broadcasting ones intent...
"...unwanted-add-on-laden installer SourceForge..."
THIS is one of the late new practices for Windows based installers that has now forced me to SLAMMED THE LID SHUT Windows and end all further use of it where I can. The paradigms for that OS have become so damn unacceptably corrupt with these types of practices in to many organizations now. I also should mention another download dot com hit me with that kind of crap and I wanted to reach through the internet and strangle that organization in total(it included hidden installs of crapware with no opt out). It's now not even safe to install trial software for evaluation because of this practice.
Out of control
Congress conceded to allow the NSA to continue breaking the US Constitution and against the will of the people of this country. It will take an extreme measure with combined assistance of all the world to stop the US Rouge agencies. The US Gov is now the enemy of it's own people.
Re: Hentai ?
@ Khaptain, Hentai of MS's IE-tan would be hilarious! LOL! (^-^)
@ Soruk. Malware-tans having their way with IE-tan. That is hilarious as well! (>.<)/
* giggle fits self into unconsciousness *
Lately it's beginning to look like Apple has dropped the ball on Quality and in feature choices. I hope they are not moving away from the Apple I've come to know under Jobs. I've become extremely alarmed by this.
How many other peoples addresses and names are in your contact list who are not party to or purchasers of Apple products? Apple is forcing those people's personal data into the iCloud without their consent. Legal?
I love the idea but I'm not holding my breath
I must be getting cynical in my old age. It would be nice if Skunk Works had a SR-72 or was working on one. I've seen a lot of articles about what the next big SR-71 replacement would be like. I start to get very doubtful though. If Skunk Works does an actual SR-72 it would be cool. I'm not holding my breath...
38 million vs 1
"The problem is, so hot are these new add-ons to the web-based suite that Stephen Snyder, veep of global channel sales worldwide was unable to name more than, er ...one of them off the top of his head."
I can think of 38 million reasons why web-based is not better...
Re: @ tempemeaty
Hahaha....that's it exactly.
Those chairs have wheels so...
Office chair jousting. That is always good for a slow day. Then there was a colleague who informed me they used to hunt each other with nurf-guns on slow call days...
Glued together = Disposable
We have not yet reached a place where we never find ourselves occasionally short on RAM either. That also still happens from time to time. Now with this the only way to upgrade RAM would be to buy a Windows Laptop!
As for gluing the works together like a cheep $2 calculator? At Apple prices...NOT acceptable!
Stupidest things I've ever seen done by Apple.
I"ve been bragging how I"m moving to all Apple. This stuff makes me I feel like I shot myself in the foot.
Re: re: repairs
"That's a lot of money for something that's essentially unrepairable."
Isn't that it exactly. I refused to pay half a grand or more for unrepairable "disposable" hardware.
US Gov taking a stand against the people
It seems in all of the US Gov. those of authority are now abandoning the constitution and taking an adversarial position against the people of the US.
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