187 posts • joined Friday 9th November 2007 06:42 GMT
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.)
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.
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.
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?
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?
You are Joseph A. Olsen...
...and I claim my £5
Have you ever read the novel What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe? I have a feeling it would be right up your street.
If you see Prof. Brian Cox...
..could you please ask him this; If our latest cosmological observations are correct and that in 4-dimensional space-time Einstein’s postulations regarding inertial frames of reference do indeed hold for all parts of the universe and there isn’t a better explanation for galaxy structures than dark matter and no evidence for competing theories such as large-scale aggregation of gravitational fields or unknown relativistic effects at large distances then does he, after all that, still believe that things can only get better.
If you want panoramic shots on iOS...
...then look no further than Photosynth
Don't let the fact that it's from Microsoft put you off - easily the best app of its kind
There I said it. After seeing him in the last X-men film I was convinced - he has the thin-lipped cruelty thing down to a tee.
Having read all the books as a pup I thought Dalton came pretty close - he just needed to grease the hair back and he would have been perfect!
After that for years I was convinced it would take someone like Rupert Everett - he's just got one of those faces they don't seem to make any more! Unfortunately he seems to have alienated so many people in the Film industry it will never happen...
"I will now present a summary of our last quarter performance - through the medium of interpretive dance!"
Just read my own copy of the above email. Ok El Reg this is serious - if I start getting links to hardcore pornography or invitations from young ladies in my area who are 'up for it' then I will, er, hang on a mo, then I will, um, look I am bit busy right now let me get back to you Ok?
I am not taking any chances
The threat of price hikes convinced me to finally invest in 8TB of Home NAS - I don't know if it's because of the Samsung factories located here but brand new it was USD100 less than the best price for a nearly-new on Amazon.
When the wife asked why I 'had' to get one I told her 'floods in Thailand Honey - HD prices are only going to go up!' The thrill of a new purchase quickly subsided - replaced with a horrible feeling that I was either (at best) panic buying or (at worst) exploiting a natural disaster and those effected by it. Had to make a donation to the Flood Relief before the Shiny Shiny Joy would return......
On point number 2
I would say that the fact that I haven't yet recieved a mail from El Reg today could mean that my address was inserted into the content rather than the Recipient field!
Can anyone at Vulture Towers who knows what went wrong give me some reassurance that I'm mistaken?
That is amazing!
Is anyone else out there as cynical as I am and let the thought cross their mind that the objects were really there and they shopped them out for the 'before' picture? It just shows how convincing they are!
If this could be done in real time the impact to Augmented Reality could be awesome, imagine a DFS app where you could see how a sofa looked in your room with your lighting - you would know it was a piece of crap before spending a penny on it! And I am REALLY looking forward to a new flood of photo-realistic ghost/Bigfoot/UFO piccies!
To AC @ 20:06 22/10/11
I do hope you are being sarcastic AC - that prefix makes a huge difference to the argument in terms of cause and undoubtably what solutions to the problem are feesible. Your comment was arrogant and unsulting - and if I was facing you in secondary school debate I would be relishing the opportunity to cut you down to size. I would start by making the point that by posting as AC you are not 'properly equipped' to join in this discussion.
“They often suggest that DAB is an out-of-date technology, that coverage and sound quality are inferior to analogue and listeners are already happy with what they’ve got so why change?” noted Ed Vaizey. “There are of course elements of truth in all these statements,”
He did say elements of truth were in ALL of the statements - and El Reg did acknowledge the fact that each statement was arguable with a well placed 'might'
I for one....
...will definitely be checking this. Made me think if a joke.
Bloke goes for a job interview and it's going really well - then the interviewer asks him what he thinks his biggest weakness is. Bloke says "well I often have trouble with reality you know? Being able to tell whats real and what is just idle daydreams or delusional fantasy". "Hmmm, very interesting" replied the interviewer "and what about your strengths?"