112 posts • joined Monday 12th November 2007 14:04 GMT
@Martin 47 The NSA quips are getting really tedious. We get it.
Re: It may take a while, but...
Let's say you cease your subscription after the first year. In your head, what happens to your data?
If, in your head, your data is now imprisoned by a cackling Microsoft, just go and stick your head down the toilet and flush the chain.
You're suggesting that it was MS that caused Nokia's downfall? Good luck arguing that.
A feeble effort. See Eadon after class for hints and tips.
Thanks for that. I have the warm feelings.
Re: With 20Mp sensor - NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
In a world drowning under iOS and its Android clones, it just boggles my mind that MS can be accused of not innovating with WP7/8.
Re: NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
With the amount of utter bollocks you post about it Eadon, we all knew that already.
Re: Stalkiness factor
It will be invisible when the novelty wears off and Google starts building it into more traditional-looking specs.
I'm interested in what, exactly, these things represent that is such a terror, in terms of what isn't already being done.
Location tracking? Got a smart-phone, you can already be tracked.
Spending habits? Google gets a much better picture of that from what you do online now.
Invasion of other citizens' privacy? I can already whip out my smart-phone or HD digital camcorder and record you all I want, legally. I suppose there is a certain inherent stealth in the technology, but seriously, if I wanted to record you walking into M&S without you knowing, I could do that right now.
Re: Appeals process a sham, sherlock
@Nick 6 "As any fule kno, the parking operators' appeals process is a tactic to get to to engage, admit who you are, that you drove the car, you parked there, and that they have valid contact details for you."
In order to do what, exactly? Spam you? Genuinely interested.
I think a lot of the the current generation of IT nerds is simply going to have to accept the fact that a generation is growing up for whom no toss will be given about what some faceless corp does with their data, and on some level I can agree with that view.
But somewhere in between thinking that it matters whether Google knows about the lolcatz sites you visit, and your every move being physically tracked by your insurance provider, is a middle ground which we should all actually be worried about.
I'm a textbook case with my own consumption over the years moving from my tower -> laptop -> netbook -> Nexus tab. The phone is good but only when I don't have access to the tablet.
But, I still need my tower for any serious work (design, programming, business docs, etc.), and of course any serious gaming, along with the Xbox. So really, you could say that the PC space is shedding those consumers who never actually needed a PC in the first place.
Doesn't change the numbers, though.
Inspirational, and really artfully shot.
Totally agreed. I have a 620 and it's the dogs knackers. It's a beautifully designed OS.
Re: I find these whole debate a Joke !
Re: Age restricted sales = ID card preparation
@ST7 "this is conditioning a whole generation to carry ID and think it is ok to be challenged at any time."
Please don't try and turn this into something it's not. I got regularly ID'd going to clubs and buying booze in the '80's.
Re: More proof
My bran is not dead. I was just with it.
Re: Ah the incompetence of the police.
Just to counterpoint, because no-one on the internet seems interested in posting stories about the police doing a good job.
When my bike was stolen from the front porch, a plod came around immediately to record the details. Then a member of some local crime unit phoned, I don't remember the details exactly but it was a softly-softly "victim of crime" follow-up. A week later I was called again and told they'd found it.
A lot of you people here should take a moment to listen to yourselves. If you want to live in a world where groups like Anonymous start calling the shots, then be my guest...just do it a million fucking miles away from me and my family.
From the first Iraq invasion, when Iraq released footage of a beaming Sadam patting the heads of western hostages he was using as human shields, I am continually amazed at how infantile these dictatorships' efforts at propaganda look from a western point of view. The Photoshops and laughable rhetoric coming out of Korea in the last few months have done nothing to change my mind.
Re: Sadly, the under 40s
You're describing the internet. It doesn't matter what the subject matter is.
Re: Is this some new Microshill tactic?
So @bailey86 accuses the article of being written by a Microsoft shill because it praises a distro that he/she considers one of the worst of the bunch, and then @vagabondo accuses @bailey86 of being a Microsoft shill for criticising OpenSUSE.
I wonder if you people can hear yourselves.
Re: Square Syndrome
The only problem is how quickly the change happens. Lara goes from retching on the ground after shooting a scumbag who was about to rape her (in what to be fair is a fantastic set-piece), to literally staving-in the heads of his multiple cohorts with a mountaineering axe in the space of about five minutes of play. The script does at least give us "Actually, it's scary how easy it was" in a radio conversation to smooth the transition.
Still, I've almost finished the game and have loved every second. The "vulnerable" Lara who has to survive at all costs gives way to the mass-murdering, species-endangering adventurer we all know and love far too quickly, and the early sections were without doubt my favourite, but don't let that turn you off because this is a slick, ambitious and extremely successful reboot.
Re: I'm amazed "how to create security holes" is not a part of *every* CS course.
Because software development, maintenance, and support in an enterprise environment is subject to a million things out of your control, and f***ing hard.
Re: Anything we can do
You're talking about the so-called "Fermi Paradox", which states that a conservative estimate of life in our galaxy should have left the whole place populated within a couple of billion years or so. Great article here:
Re: I'm not suprised
What the eff are you on about? My wife and I both have WinPho and what you're describing is a universe away from our experience, which is slick as hell, trouble-free, and above all *fun* in a way iOS and Android haven't been for years.
Facepalm because obviously.
Re: <yawn> Another copycat in a classic Ballmerian manner...
There is an entry level free tier: office web apps.
Here, I'll even provide a link:
Don't let the facts hit your ass on the way out.
Re: This guy is naive ....... and naivity is dangerous in the company of future ignorance
I would never draw any conclusions from your posts, amfM, because I never know what the bloody hell you're banging on about.
I saw a super-massive cargo ship off the coast of Torquay (of all places) last week. It was so huge, even on the horizon, that it actually looked unreal, just a vast squatting grey silhouette dwarfing the oil tankers parked in its wake.
Custodial punishments for simple lapses of procedure would be ridiculously unjust and disproportionate. What on earth are some of you smoking?
Data will out. The best you can do is train, raise awareness, and root cause any breaches as thoroughly as time and money allow. Let's live in the real world for once.
Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software
@ribosome If you cease to subscribe to Office, all your docs still exist you just can't use Office to edit them. If you believed any different, you scare me.
Re: Am I the only one who likes the Ribbon interface?
Nothing, to begin with. Everything, eventually.
No. It's excellent. The problem is that it favours inexperienced users over "power" users (whatever the f**k that actually means), and it's the latter that love to post on forums like this, about how their oh-so-wondrous productivity is reduced to naught by the "hated" ribbon.
Re: I'm worried...
@deshepherd "Except a single story was told over several episodes so you had to be able to follow a storyline for several weeks"
Yes and it was mostly tedious, IMO, having watched a few of them in recent years. It was obviously (?) a cost-saving exercise for which the plots were rarely up to the job. Shorter formats give so much more freedom to explore the Who-verse, I would never want to go back to that absurd serial format.
Acknowledgement of their failures notwithstanding, I find it hard to look at what NASA has achieved, and continues to achieve, and label the whole institution incompetent.
Re: the end
You predicted "for years" that a gaming console would run out of steam? Wow, good going Nostradamus. In the meantime it annihilated the opposition and made Nintendo reams of cash.
I love all the commentards with their "the trouble with the Wii was..." There was no trouble with the Wii. It decimated the competition during the last hardware cycle. It was profitable out of the gate. Its innovations were such that both of its major rivals scrambled to emulate its features.
For the Wii-U, it is a little early to write it off. The launch line-up was admittedly pretty sad. Having said that, the ability to hand off your game to the controller and go and sit in a corner and play pretty much wherever you like is a slow-burn killer feature that's starting to get some traction in the press. Nintendo still have, what, a year maybe before MS and Sony release their next consoles. Plenty of time to get the rest of their first-party catalogue into the open.
Yes, tragedy! Guess you'll just have to use the version *which is always synced to your hard drive*.
Re: Microsoft copying Google YET AGAIN
Have you signed a contract somewhere that requires you to post at least once on every page of comments on every article that mentions Microsoft? Because it sure feels that way.
The C64 was the home computer on which I actually learned BASIC and assembler, but I remember one of my old teachers bringing his Oric-1 into class and having us take turns tapping a BASIC program in from a magazine, with him narrating what the code was actually doing and why. A very strong memory, and a defining moment, so even if my intersection with the Oric-1 was brief, it was incredibly important.
Re: Touch Screens in the office? Forget it.
No-one, no-one, NO-ONE expects you to sit at a desk, reach out, and use touch on a vertically-oriented display. That is why you can safely use the modern UI with a mouse and no-one around you will burst into flames.
In terms of the high-level moral outrage, I'm with the rest of the commentards: nothing illegal is going on, they're doing what any business would do. If you don't like it, change the law.
I like the idea of encouraging home-grown business by favouring bidders who don't offshore their liabilities.