121 posts • joined 22 Oct 2007
Quote: At the time Microsoft reckoned the deal demonstrated its: “Commitment to delivering market leading mobile apps across the platforms and devices our customers use"
By simply exterminating the competition so the only choice people have ?
I see that's working out pretty well :D
"Rethink what an SSD can do!"
Maybe they should water down .... oh wait, I guess they tried that and it broke :D
I guess this news must have exploded Samsung into action.
Samsung: "Rethink what a phone can do!"
Joe Public: "Yeah I never expected the darn thing in my pocket to be a f**king incendiary device"
I'd be more inclined to label the entire F35 project as "not compatible with anything but a paper political specification", since it doesn't seem to be compatible with staying aloft, nor compatible with active service, nor compatible with anything but carefully scripted exercises, after which it must be tenderly coddled by specially-compatible technicians.
The only compatibility other than the paper spec seems related to large amounts of bacon ... or more precisely pork.
Regarding water: Flint, Michigan.
Land of the Free ... to move someplace where bigcorps offer you services rather than sue your council to take it away. :(
I guess they got some internet based 'penalty letters' thrown back at them.
You mean on April 1st ?
I can't see this as a successful mass market product .. but maybe in specialized/closed markets it might succeed - like a field service engineer's phone/diagnostics link, or issues as corporate phone with approved (ie no camera, no removable storage) modules ... and of course the inevitable hobbyist and tinkerer market
Basically it's a giant vacuum hamster tube and they expect people to trust their lives to it ?
Insecure Default Internet Of Things - also identifies what you ought to think of people promoting it :)
The problem is Microsoft is *NOT* "giving away" Windows 10 -- and having hinted at monetizing the move later and that (plus the "telemetry" and enforced patching regime) has people looking over their shoulder for the inevitable "bend over, pay up or lose your life's work" moment.
and 50 billion flies eat shit. Just because there's a lot of them doesn't mean they are right.
We're humans, not sheep - although MS would prefer to think we are, the better to herd us into their fenced and gated pasture, where every blade of dry grass comes with a price tag and tracker.
The biggest and most quuxically important question being to exactly which flavor Linux because VX .. .errr ... WX has proven to be an insidiuous piece of malware from day zero :)
...because they already acquired and took apart Nokia ... :D
"Your civil liberties have been suspended in order to garantuee them - but this decision has been made at a higher classification level than you are authorized for, Citizen. Now bend over."
"The USA, and any company with a presence in the USA, will be off the friends list for a long time - basically until the US government caves in and changes it's laws in ways it so far shows no interest in doing."
Unfortunately intelligence services have become very good in concealing scope, scale and depth of their activities from oversight - and if anyone believes that this Safe Harbor Mk2 will change anything to limit that, they are very much deceiving themselves.
It's not just laws that need changing ....
... when you got Microsoft offering you a free OS update.
I propose the "Internet of Things" acronym be prefaced with the acronym for "Infinitely Dumb" or any other similarly lettered term signifying its uncanny ability to provide solutions for nonexistent problems whilst providing a raft of problems in dire need of solutions.
Just to inform people so they can see it for what it is before they jump on the "you really don't need this but you want it anyway" hype bandwagon.
This from a company that actively slurps user data without explanation, pushes "upgrades" people didn't ask for or want, and proactively works with 'hardware partners' to eliminate competition or people using previous versions.
Cloud: never knowing where your outage is, who's responsible for it, or when it gets fixed.
"Fortunately Petit and his fellow researchers have come up with software and hardware countermeasures"
I got a better one - get a (real) car without all the electronic idiocy you really don't need to unlearn how to drive/park/pay attention to traffic, put your mobile in the Faraday cage (or dashboard glove box, probably practically same thing if you got a proper metal car) and you're good to go.
Mine's the one with the naturally aspirated V8 and "wheeled IoT device" crushing bumper.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for changing the color of the 'read' links to red from the "did I read that or did I not" off-blackish grey from before!
Keep up the good work !!
Why do I think a better investment is another kind of catapult ?
hmm .... fling digital innovators with daft ideas over a grassy field instead of having them burbly pointlessly or gaze out of windows like some overpaid politico ...
Let's see some specs and a serious shakedown test first before proclaiming all kinds of hype on this card.
Somehow I think scientistivism by press release in a some greenie hype "science" mag is wrong.
Foo on the Register.
Good they took the first step in making it a game that's worth installing and playing.
Next step to make it really worthwhile is to defenestrate the link to that turd Origin and it might actually be a serviceable release.
"not one atom of carbon"
- no concrete
- no bricks
- no steel
are they going to organically grow it then ?
I call hogwash.
The NSA probably called that they had issues with reading Windows users data.
If the future is a Steambox I will cease to be a gamer.
The argument that better specs mean a better experience has been beaten to death and then some.
It depends on the internal architecture as much as the individual component specs.
You can have the fastest processor, memory and GPU - but if you have a bottleneck bus to connect them all, it's like hitting the gas and brake on your car - it makes a lot of smoke and noise, but you're not going anywhere.
Let's wait and see when both consoles are side by side and then make an honest comparison.
Shame the VentureStar SSTO project has been forgotten in the lineup of "things tried"
I'll bite - moniblet!
Easy - Google Tombstone.
Maxis producer has posted a fairly profuse and teary-eyed apology for the mess.
And what compensation/remedy is being offered ?
A fix to remove online requirement ? No.
A fix to relieve people from the horrid system ? No.
More server capacity and a 'game voucher' on March 18.
Like I want another Origin-infected/only piece of crap preselected for me by EA.
Well I've just dusted off the deliciously enjoyable Simcity Societies -- sure it's not the real Simcity experience ... but enjoyable and close enough to at least make me (temporarily) forget the pain.
All I wanted was a quick game to get at least a feel for it.
- First having to click away 2 completely useless Origin screens that popped up
- Having to wait for the game to very. slowly. check. for. updates. and. authenticate. itself.
- All region servers except Oceanic 1: Busy
- Login wait time on Oceanic 1: 20 minutes
- No option to play game otherwise
I want a licensed BOFH toolkit and a site visit to EA.
It's not the studio that makes this decision but the publisher, who wants to have their cake and eat it, as well.
Foolish me, if I'd taken 5 seconds to read the packaging before I plunked down my money I'd have cancelled my reservation .. (yes I fell for it too)
Anthropogenic Global Warming to be blamed in 10 ...9 ... 8 ...
I don't have a problem with God. It's just his fanclub I can't stand.
For more insight:
I'm already carbon neutral - I think it's a waste of time to deal with it!
Seriously, "carbon neutral" or "green" or whatever is the new Medieval Leniencies/Indulgences you bought from the Church to be able to live your life ...
I call April Fools. Ingeniously worded though!
Can I please have a button to vote for "all of the above" ?
A veritable L.E.D. Storm ....
The notice was not served to Donna Laframboise's blog (nofrakkingconsensus) but to Jeff Id's (noconsensus)
Do they have Windows drivers for this ? ;-)