628 posts • joined Tuesday 13th November 2007 14:55 GMT
Let's run with your rather dubious anthology. In that case, XP is like like a syphilitic cancer-ridden 90 year old drug addict who has been on life support for the last 15 years. Sometimes you just have to let go.
Bollocks. Corporate tax, assuming full rate is paid (fat chance) is still at a rather low rate in both the US and UK, yet corporations engage in ridiculous tax evasion and avoidance measures.
I understand your basic point, but what you fail to realise is that "Big Business" has lobbied hard to have tactics that were previously classed as tax evasion reclassified as avoidance. And how they have use a combination of bullying and bribes to persuade the present and previous governments and HMRC not to review the situation.
THAT is unethical, no matter how you look at it
Re: Shurely shome mishtake
I know I've becoming more left-wing as I get older. By the time I hit 70 I'll probably be a full-blown Marxist. Either that or mainstream politics has been moving rightwing.
Re: while we're on fake...
Also several fortune(6) fortunes in the default databases, which is one reason why most distro's package the so-called "offensive" database seperately .
The most ridiculous job ad I've ever seen was for someone with at least 5 years experience in ALL of the below
2) Writing AutoCAD extensions in AutoLISP
4) Oracle Database administration
5) Windows Server administration
6) Solaris or Linux server administration
Yeah, but most of those 400 games are slightly pants indie titles.
No links to painfully unfunny CAD strips? What''s the world coming to!
Re: Good luck to him
They were in "Bethesda Mode" even before Xenimax bought them. What was the excuse then?
Simulators. If they get it working properly with a decent resolution it will be perfect for hobbyist flight sims and flight sim type games. I imagine driving games will also benefit.
Foobar2k isn't Open Source, but it's free to use and remarkably difficult to make a donation to the developer because he uses that stupid flattr microtransaction service (have you ever tried making a single donation through them, not a repeating one?). I've reluctantly come to the conclusion he doesn't want the money.
Re: Cut down Foobar2k
The cut down version of Foobar2K is called Boom, it uses the same backend with a heavily simplified interface (doesn't even have shuffle/random). It's just a single exe file, no installer Find it here: http://perkele.cc/software/boom
Re: BAH HUMBUG!
Or you could use MusicBrainz Picard or MP3Tag to tag your stuff. But, yes Foobar2k can sort by path, and will display the file name in the playlist if there is no metadata
Re: What a screwing!
Nullsoft is owned by AOL. Good luck getting them to open source anything
Re: Can anything else play random Albums in FLAC?
If you are talking about shuffling albums, Foobar2k and Clementine can do that
Re: "Blue light of death" is boring...
What is it with morons linking to that painfully unfunny strip, CAD. If you find the urge to link to CAD, lie down and perhaps consult a doctor. If it persists, find or create an appropriate remix of the miscarriage strip.
Re: "how laughably partisan gamers still are"
You forgot GNU/Linux vs. The World
Re: Micrososft FUD machine in full swing.
Braun inspired, not designed. I'll think you'll find Braun didn't do laptops, tablets, mobile phones or mp3 players. Not even Bang & Olafsen (another inspiration) did back then
@ Dan55 Re: exFAT
Thanks for the concise and informative explanation
It gets worse. I know of one open source project which hasn't updated its official documentation in years (although it's still willing to sell the outdated manual) which turned down an offer of free assistance from someone who writes software and hardware documentation for a living, because the guy officially in charge of documentation was "almost ready to restart rewriting the documentation". That was 3 years ago and he still hasn't started.
Re: "no software company or its customers could reasonably afford these days"
I notice that Microsoft Press seems to have become a division of O'Reilly. And talking of O'Reilly, what happened to the The Register's BOFH O'Really T-Shirts, like Distributing Clue To Users.
Re: Yes, because MP3 playback is "too hard."
Yeah, but it doesn't play Blu-ray discs out the box either.
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
Intel don't have to rip off anything. They have a perpetual licence to AMD's x86 derived processor technologies.
Re: yea google F*ck you
Youtube was already single sign on you numpty. You've been able to sign into Youtube with your gmail account for years.
Re: The gift that keeps on giving
IIRC, the real problem is that FAT/FAT32 weren't patented when Linux (and other unixes) added support for the filesystems. It was only later, after it became the de facto standard for USB drives, that MS decided to patent it. And for some bizarre reason the patent appears to have survived several challenges.
Re: Oh, dear...
Yes but there is an element of "we've always done it like this and see no reason to change". Japanese culture is seriously misogynistic, and these sort of images only help perpetuate those attitudes.
Re: Who's Out in Force today
Err, haven't you seen the header? El Reg has always been a red-top.
Sure are a lot of butthurt iTards out today. You guys must be doing something right.
Re: Email is email, is email
HoTMaiL was not created by Microsoft, you know.
Re: Oil is not equal to Electricity
Actually, the UK has a fairly large number of gas turbine power plants and is building more.
Maybe that's got something to do with Greens and NIMBY's throwing a fit wherever a long term storage site is proposed and blocking it?
As far as I can tell, The catacombs under Gorleben are perfectly safe, as the long term storage facility in the salt dome is still being delayed by the Greens. What little nuclearwaste is at the site is in the short term storage facilities above ground. I would be worried about that, if I were you.
Re: How much money is seriously spent on renewable research?
No-one doubts there are economies such as you point out to be found in the renewables industry and that a little research would uncover more, but they still wouldn't make renewables more efficient than nuclear, at least in the medium term. But they should certainly be sought.
Re: I can't replace the engine (myself) in my car either..
I've seen engines replaced with no more specialist tools than a couple of jacks, a set of spanners, a socket wrench, a mallet, a rope, muscle power and a lot of swearing (and helped once).
Granted, I wouldn't like to do it like that on a modern car with an engine management system, but they are still relatively easy to replace.
IIRC, in both cases it was the Unisys LZW compression patents that was the issue.
Well if the heads of HMRC keep on cutting cushy deals with tax evaders over expensive lunches and the Government keeps refusing to close the holes in the tax legislation, sooner or later a cheesed-off tax investigator is going to "lose" some embarrasing documents.
Re: golf clap
Well, the one Opera user is off in a huff because they turned it into a webkit browser, but the other is as manic as ever.
Re: Buried Lede: Google apparently can't write a secure browser
Silly me, here was me thinking that the providers of one of the building blocks of the World Wide Web could be trusted to maintain a secure website.
Re: cut off
You make a good point, I had forgotten that aspect.
And, I see the issue has already been addressed. Late to the post once more.
If the device can be restored to operation it's not bricked. Especially if all you have to do fix it is boot in recovery mode from a USB stick. I wish people would stop abusing the term.
Re: Upgrade, don't upgrade, meh
Well actually it's more like saying that 15 year old water filter is obsolete because the manufacturer changed the filter design long ago and no-one is making 3rd party filters for it anymore. IIRRC WinXP doesn't directly support EFI or UEFI motherboards and sooner or later they are going to stop making them with BIOS's or BIOS compatibility layers.
As far as I can tell, for a change this was a problem caused by Google, not MS.
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