201 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007
Re: Why redirect?
Agreed. Now I am going to start recieving spam sent to an account I didn't want or need so not to inconvenience the (very) few people who actively used their FB mail. Thanks Mark. No really.
From my experience there isn't any continued divergence. What tends to happen is an equilibrium is reached where formatting is broken under both MS and FOSS suites in equally annoying and inconveniencing ways
Does anyone here have any figures for Office versions in use?
Cos I think "the vast majority of citizens and businesses already use OpenXML as their preferred document format" is in fact a porky-pie going by the number of Office 2007 and 2003 installs I see
Re: C:\> autoshill.bat
Ah - that explains the downvotes on my previous comments!
You are more than welcome to peruse my previous posts and decide if I am a shill (though my comments regarding Win8 in Enterprise space might leave you with an unreconcilable mental schism).
Do note that you are able to do this by virtue of me having an account here for a number of years and not being a cowardly anon.
Re: Bay Trail Goodness
Picked up a T100 to replace the wife's aging Dell Inspiron and very impressed with it. The Bay Trail CPU and Flash storage makes the full Office 2013 very snappy and the touchscreen is also winning me over to 8.1! I got hold of the US model with 64GB so apart from the KB layout my only gripe is the UK market is stuck with the 32GB version
There is absolutely no way this can ever go wrong
So your toaster gets an alert after a keyword search flags a tweet from your account that reads 'I bloody love breakfast me'. After camparing the post's date against its own sensor data it then contacts your Smart Meter to confirm there is no sensor/clock error and Toasty McToast-a-lot wasn't actually in use between 7:00am (the alarm clock setting) and 8:00am (activation time of the burgular alarm) on that day.
It then responds by reaching out to your Cool-IT 3000 and tells the fridge to add Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam and Nutella to your weekly shop based on the 'People who ordered Brown Sliced also....' recommendation from the Ocado website.
Isn't technology marvelous?
@ T.F.M. Reader - Shared Space
I am all for it - Exhibition Road at 30mph feels like The French Connection. Only sticky wicket I can see is the assumption that drivers (and pedestrians) are right minded people who will be more careful when faced with uncertainty. In the same way that our continental cousins tend to become gregarious when drunk rather than unruly like us Brits, our reactions to different stimuli can vary depending on cultural norms. What works for the Dutch might not work over here!
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
Are you talking about the Nokia 7770 by chance? Tell me how the iPhone copied it tell me how. If not - bothered
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
I suspect the two who voted you down did the same to me. I'd rather be honest and disliked than popular and wrong. Have a like from me.
Re: Pathetic lawsuit
While copying is a serious accusation it is pretty clear the direction the Android UI and Samsung handset designs both took changed radically after the iPhone's launch
It could be argued that the new tech you mention available at the time allowed them to rethink their original ideas but it does seem pretty obvious where they found thier inspiration.
Re: "You really are becoming the replacement Eadon"
It could be worse - if Gates hadn't been so 'meh' about the Internet in the early days the whole thing could have ended up running on WINS. It's to their credit they realised they had to stop flogging that dead horse
Re: Ha, the pitfalls of the cloud-based strategy
With a bit of forethought you could have just timed moving the drives into the spare chassis you had in the equipment room smartly - quickly enough to be still seen as Superman with a screwdriver and but not too long as to become the person to blame for allowing it to happen in the first place. Remember kids - make it look too easy and you won't get thanked half as much as you should!
My first thought too Mr Crapbeans
This screen could be for the rumoured OS X Tablet they are working on in a bid to snaffle up the thumbprints of Apple users who don't just consume
Ah! The TR Emeritus...
....formerly known as the Temasek Review. An open and free news sheet that chugged along for a few years before it was, rightly, shut down for posting the sort of Hate Speech that would make even the most ardent BNP send-em-all-back knucklehead blush!
The problem with giving Singaporeans free speech is what they do with it - visit any of these 'news' sites, find a story about some foreign sort and within moments you will be informed that Chinese girls are all whores, all Indians smell and Ang Mo (whiteys) are taking all the jobs and screwing all their women.
The problem, of course, is that without immigrants building skyscrapers, cleaning streets, nursing their kids, serving them food and doing all the other jobs they consider beneath them or are just incapable of doing the country would be on it's arse in months.
Re: TV License
I find it ironic that your display name is drawn from a radio series commissioned by, yes, the BBC
Piffle. And annoying piffle at that.
Yes, we all know the end-game is to eliminate the meat-bag. Nature of the beast and no news there.
What I resent, however, is being told this by people in MARKETING! How come these bottom-feeders are allowed to have 'a salary that goes up with inflation every year' - why won't GoogleAds make you redundant? Or better still some sort collective epiphany that leads you all to suddenly realise the pointless vacuity of your existence and makes you do a proper, useful job instead that involves helping people or actually making stuff.
Re: Surely there's some armature?
I wish I had one if those steel straps - I remember snapping my very long red-flat (fnarr fnarr) clean in half when convinced myself (about age 6) that I could build a Lego Skateboard. Though it did spur me on to develop more innovative building techniques like The Chap's.
Still, it was unparalleled success compared to my Lego kite....
I always blow my top at...
...the old 'I didn't get the email' line.
Please, I'm an IT sys admin - don't bullshit a bullshitter. Just don't Ok?
After careful analysis of the issue I need my phone...
...to call BULLSHIT!!!
Really? REALLY??? How on earth can you compare ROIs? Who the feck is paying for pirated software? And as Mr Wharram astutely noted the impact to GDP is the same if you spent the difference on Bacon Butties - and more if the local breadable vendor complies with the spirit of the countries tax laws!
This desperate, weaslely (and no doubt expensive and time consuming) report is just an insult to our intelligence. Nice to know what MS, Adobe et al really think of their customers...
Re: Infamous Filemangler?
I've still got a version of NT4's FileMan.exe I use to solve locked file problems under XP. Why that functionality was never included in Explorer is just one example of how MS earned the 'we know what you need more than you' reputation.
Re: Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?
Living in SEA I can tell you that Palm Oil is an absolute blight in this region. It has caused environmental damage, endangered species and displaced thousands who have lived in regions it is grown in. Now driving through Malaysia (although as dangerous as ever) is just a dull voyage through hundreds of square miles of the stuff. It isn't even healthy enough to put in food!
Delayed or improperly or incomplete fulfilled orders?
The cutover from the Tx500 to Tx600 Precision line was, quite frankly, a f***ing joke.
Saw this written in the wall months back - they do not seem to give a toss about their Enterprise Workstation line anymore.
.. until I saw the spec - if this is going to be an Enterprise PC replacement then 4GB isn't going to cut it. Reading the article and with (admittedly, not my own) money to spend I drifted off into a fantasy land of a managed wireless LAN where people were using a GPO controlled enterprise suite while happily downloading fart apps but if they have to page (even to an SSD) I'm not interested.
Re: Finkelstein old-fashioned, irrelevant?
Hey, don't diss the Fisch! He may have had some wacky ideas about the church but still remains the greatest proponent of the game ever - and helped expose Soviet collusion in rigging world tournaments!
Re: I like wearing suits, although the opportunity rarely presents itself.
It isn't just about projecting an outside image - I find that being fully suited and booted makes me more self critical about my professional behaviour and tends to make me 'raise my game' (urgh, I can't believe I just typed that phrase.)
..can it print me a cup of tea?
There isn't a garden? A balcony? A window that opens even? Please, can someone familiar with the ground enlighten me.
It was a complete success...
...for FB and the CM consortium who put it together. IPOs for a company like that go one of either two ways - both lead to a metric fuck-tonne of cash for the company and some high-fives and easy money (large or small) for the Banks who assisted. One, however, leads to the buyers getting shafted. IPO's exist to create capital - not make shareholders rich.
Two pages of posts...
...and no IOSers have mentioned GoF2? What is the world coming to!
RE: OK, I'm starting to get that "cold sweat" feeling here..
I am very sorry Mr Walker and also very sure that if we met we would get on famously. However, a single dock NAS is the stupidest shiny-shiny ever invented.
Re: Why are they all different?
Because stars are basically chemical element spewers. All precious metal and a lot more things higher up the periodic table than hydrogen and helium are naturalyy created when stars are either born or just exploded. I'm now asking you if a god would bother with the whole mucky process on day 4.
Re: Headline for tomorrow
Love that - my first thought was DeBeers must be s******* themselves
Err, might be to soon but...
...why don't we just clone him?
Put me down for a 'meh'
The only thing the 5 release did for me was to finally give in to my corporate overlord's 'suggestion' that I trade in my 4 for a company 4s. Compatible peripherals and cheaper ones in future to boot!
Saw my first one in the flesh today and it had the unfortunate luck of being owned by someone who I've never really had a lot of time for. As soon as he said the screen 'looked better' I began my informed response that lasted 5 minutes and finally got around to that, while it was slimmer, it was overall about the same size as my 4s in its Mophie pack just slimmer - until 'How is the battery life anyway?' ended the conversation there and then.
Yes, I've seen the benchmark tests that rate it as 'off the scale' but when using it didn't really notice any difference.
Re: Business is king.
Speaking from just my own experience then there are measurable performance benefits in Win7 64 over XP64. It all depends on your users requirents and application suite but for me the re-write that brought in the DWM has had a huge effect.
More apps opening without conflicts, overall lower CPU usage. None of my userbase use 3D or intensive rendering but a lot of apps with very large amounts of GUI object created/destroyed - these apps were (proprietary or in-house) developed in isolation so never tested against each other to play nice (I inherited this situation by the way!)
In my experience it comes down to a few things - take the time to understand the technology under the hood down to a component (for hardware) or a platform (for s/w) level and don't let shiny shiny distract you from your users best interests so you choose the right tool for the right job.
Also, vendor relationship is important. My technique is to not trust a word they say unless a) you have shared a meal with your rep and, more importantly, seen them shit-faced at 1am in the morning and b) gone to them with a real or imagined 'crisis' ( and yes, I have made a few up) to see what sort of response you get. It pays to get a measure of someone before you start giving other peoples money to them.
Just my 2 cents.
Re: Darwin prize - yes a repost but but I need to say it again..
I showed our MS Account Manager our high-end users - staff with over 9.2 million pixels of desktop real estate and running up to a dozen apps...
Me: How exactly would these people do their jobs on full screen metro apps?
Him: Well, obviously it looks like you have a requirement for a more traditional Desktop...
Me: That you disabled in the last Win8 release
Me: So why would I move away from Win7?
Unless there is a Corporate edition that allows Modor UI to be disabled this OS will be as welcome as dysentery on a submarine....
Of course Banks are transparent
As an old boss at one told me 'our only product is trust'
Be a climate-denier or tree-hugger..
...why don't we all just get together, hold hands and say it together - we have ufck-all clue how this climate thing works
Slightly off topic I know...
...but sorry girl I have to disagree - although a real game changer in comic book terms a far superior aged incarnation of Wayne/Bats can be found in the Waid/Ross classic 'Kingdom Come' series.
Best Bats ever? Loeb/Sale 'The Long Halloween'. And that one isn't even up for discussion.
Read your post and had to ask - how many of us here (or know people we work with who) insist on calling it "C-C-Cleaner" when it blatantly isn't called that!
Great little utility but unfortunately was blacklisted in my corporate environment due to its ability to uninstall software that the in-house Client Management system had marked as un-uninstallable - he he
Microsoft already have at least 3 products that can support video chat - and they are completely incompatible with each other!
You have two hopes getting them to play nice with another company's app. And Bob's dead.
Yep - I got a few floors full of them spinning away happily enough
10K RPM WD Raptors and failures few and far between. My biggest problem is the move to AFS will mean I have to drop to 7200 as I haven't found a 10K yet that supports it - any ideas anyone?
So just bounce it off a mirror
Yes it will be a mirror image but that should solve the problem
DEATH TO HYPOWHATEVER CHEMOLITHINGIES!
That is all
Esther Dyson nailed it.
"It creates a profusion of new things to protect without creating any additional value."
The Marriott example neatly demonstrated the pointlessness of this. And TeeCee forget .usa - anyone out there up for having a go at .google?
Loved the video
And Connery's slightly awkward introduction was ace - that man really was cooler than a penguin-flavoured ice lolly*
*Britlander word for 'popsicle' for any stateside chums reading this
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