678 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007
I have never understood people's dislike for IKEA. If you have ever attempted to assemble something from their many imitators, you will realise IKEA is a bastion of sanity and quality in the flat pack industry. I long ago refused to assemble anything flat pack furniture from anywhere else and it has saved me a lot of grief
Re: "Merely...make money"
As most of you know, websites unfortunately have almost no control over the adverts served by the advertising service they use, no matter how much control they claim to offer. All they can do is encourage users to report objectionable ones.
And chasing up potential advertisers is far too much hassle for most websites, which is why very few host their own ads.
Re: How do you know they aren't doing it
You're seriously deluded if you think the intelligence agencies give a damn about your data security
Re: microsoft patents
I don't see why the can't continue doing that, unfortunately, they are not a member of any Free Software friendly patent pools, far from it. And the GPL has nothing to say about patents affecting GPL code.
Re: Yes...but is the Pope Catholic? Hmmm?
And that's just the sort of hard question we're willing to ask! More following the break!
The Ultimate Steam Box?
Re: I can see the point
While not as bad as you, everytime I have to go near certain "ethical" cosmetics chain stores, it sets off my hayfever.
Re: This crap with OSes
Yeah, damn those barstewards at MS for removing Rosetta and Carbon from OSX!
Even the first UK government IT project was an unmitigated disaster. Read up on the Difference Engine
Re: Whatever happened to Win7's "XP mode"?
He's talking about Win 7's Enterprise and Pro's XP mode which uses an XP VM, so should mostly work, but is of course subject to the same support cut-off date. Which is probably why Win 8.x doesn't include it.
Re: How about @HollyHopDrive
I suggest you readup on the clusterfuck that was the NHS National Programme For IT. Part of the reason they have all those legacy applications and XP desktops floating about was because that was going to replace them all (and bring about the Second Coming of Christ as a happy side effect).
So he couldn't port a game in 2 weeks but he could write a Spectrum emulator? Maybe it was just a badly executed rush job?
More like 40% bitching about Microsoft, 30% move to Linux, 10% move to OSX, 10% angry retorts, and 10% reasoned discussion
Re: The ethics of the IT industry
Hell, even Office 2007 documents can screw up in 2010 and later. Microsoft don't do compatibility very well.
Re: The situation with SCADA and Windows
I'd say a combination of most of the commercial Unixes dying off, Linux being immature at the time, MS and Sun being the only real alternatives, Solaris being rather expensive and massive bribes from MS. I wouldn't be surprised if the barstewards at Autodesk had their greasy hands in it at well.
So they'll be testing facial recognition, but not testing to see if it's viable to use it to record encounters with the public? NYPD REALLY don't like being on camera.
Re: You can fix that bug...
What can I say, but "Yeah, yeah, yeah."
Pfft. I said a na. Na na na na. Na na na na, na na na, na na na. Na na, na na!
Come on, y'all.
yip yip yip yip yip yip bum bum bum bum,
Maybe I should just get a job
Re: AS/NZS 3112
Ouch, those look like they could cause serious injury, even put one through your foot. But you can really cause a nasty wound with a BS 1363. I should know, as I've seriously mangled my toes on one
Re: "BuzzFelch"? WTF?
I'm pretty sure they do know the all the various meaning of felch, which is why they decided to use it. It's a parody of these content exaggerators, after all
Re: No justification
Does an XML wrapper around a poorly documented binary blob really count as as an open standard?
Re: It's a pity ...
Unfortunately Fry like to pretend he knows better than informed professionals, so the bile is understandable.
Re: Phone them, tell them what you think
You can still take the outing to the National Museum of Computing though, just miss out the boring stuff and expensive tat up at Bletchley Park.
Why stop people going to the National Museum of Computing? They have done nothing wrong it's the PHB's up at Bletchly Park are at fault.
Most interesting part IMHO is Woz and the other techies mingling with the crowd from about 1h36
Did it ever officially come out of Beta?
They are also trying to trademark the word Saga and have sent threatening letters to the developers of the game Banner Saga, an Indie turn based stategy on Steam (or is it a CRPG?). Anyway, it's nothing like a Bejewelled clone.
Of course, if Chrome had one of those old-fangled status bars, then they could just stick the notification there.
Re: Check their tax returns!
Bollox. Google admitted to Parliament that it has a legal presence in the UK
I suspect Anonymous Blowhard was being sarcastic.
Re: @obnoxiousGit - you undermine your own argument
Just because I willingly buy a copy of The Times, doesn't mean it's OK for Murdoch to mug me, steal £1 and force a copy into my hands.
Perhaps a better analogy would be the Barklay brothers mugging you, stealing your wallet and leaving a copy of the Torygraph on your unconscious body after you buy the Times.
Of course the real question is why the hell does the MOD feel the need to outsource recruitment and training, including that of the squaddies!
Re: "Universal sync tools"
Opera isn't a browser company anymore, they are an advertising company, that for various reasons produces a browser.
Re: What a load of developer old tosh
Yeah, It's kinda sad when IE is the only browser you can rely on not to change the interface every 5 minutes.
Although I'd rather have a highly customisable interface with a sane default for those who aren't interested in customising.
And while the UI devs have recognised that most users won't customise the UI, they cant decide what a sane default is and won't provide any level of customisability any more.
Or they decide to copy Chrome, IMHO one of the worst UI's I've encountered.
What is the obsession with speed?
Re: Very few decent games for linux on Steam
It's a hat trading simulator, not just a hat wearing simulator!
I was suspicious at Tristram, but Lavinina confirmed my suspicions. Great troll
Re: And so the control begins
Haven't you been paying attention? They've been systematically dismantling the public library systems for the last 10 years.
How come they didn't discover this during the code review after the allegations a few years back that back doors had been planted in OpenBSD & OpenSSL by the NSA ?
Re: I thought El Reg made fun of Jobs' pronunciation of Jaguar?
"Jag-wire", actually. And I also thought that was the reason, but everyone was making fun of that at the time, from CNet to Wired.
Re: Tulips any one
I've got a bulb here, its for a black tulip. Scouts honour. Shall we stat the bidding at 12000 bitcoins?
Re: Unfair, Flash should be treat worse, it's more dangerous!
I would also encourage them them to keep offline backups of their documents somewhere the ex has no access to. If he's capable of using a network snifffer, then he's probably capable of accessing their cloud storage, especially if they are using DropBox, which has rather weak security.
Re: Please remember
They are writing the tax law in GB. The Treasury and Cabinet Office are infested with SPADs from the Big 4. The present head of HMRC was formerly a tax accountant with the Big 4, specialising in tax evasion.
Re: Model M
I know I keep shilling them, but Unicomp bought the right to the Model M and are still making them and some minor variations, see http://pckeyboard.com/
Re: I don't understand
You don't transport radioactive waste with other waste. You also don't save it up till you have a whole truck full to transport.
So help me God, if they let loose a "UX expert" on Seamonkey, I will fly to California and go full postal on those retards at Mozilla
"The chances of anything coming from Earth are a million to one," he said.
"But still they come!"
Re: It was promising...
It also doesn't help in situations where a patent troll company with deep pockets takes a small software company to court, for example Uniloc suing every just about Android developer and their grandmothers too.
Erm, I'm pretty sure the TCO of REACTOS would be way higher that any version of Windows, seeing as it's basically alpha-level software and is totally unfit for production. You would have to figure in the cost of getting it fit to do anything.
Re: I know I'm going to get slammed for this, but....
Well, you yourself say you installed Classic Shell so you wouldn't have to look at TIFKAM. If TIFKAM had been optional, I'm sure Win 8 would be as popular as Win 7. Most people would love to have the under the hood improvements, but the UI is a deal breaker. Installing Classic Shell or Start8 is not always an option, especially in a situation where software has to be approved by corporate.
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