Don't the ESA Japanese and Russians get a say in this?
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Re: I don't get it.
Remarkably badly animated, but it's just a 404 page
Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell
Re: "On Linux we’re just another shell"
Perhaps you should learn Power shell so you know what the hell the script is actually doing?
Re: Transdimensional Personnel Locator
I imagine The Laundry gained a few new employees
Except the Pratt & Whitney PT6 is a turboprop turbine, so still irrelevant.
Re: Electrical Smoke Event?
Dont forget battery fire on the Boeing 787 = thermal runaway event
Re: PCs to a useful state
Aah yes, I've seen a couple of those, and each of them my reaction has been "But you can do that on a Mac", or "It actually works better on a Mac you daft idiot". I'm tempted to report them to the ASA
Re: It aint just this upgrade
In my case I updated 2 machines running 7 to 10. Both were set to eng-GB for system locale and all related settings. Not only did Win 10 set both to eng-US for keyboard and locale, it didn't even bother to install the eng-GB locale, although it installed Japanese on one machine.
They are all high street banks? Perhaps the slightly non crap one was still a building society until recently?
Ford voice "recognition" (supplied by Microsoft)
Probably the same as in their computers & phones, works adequately with a good microphone close to your face. But even then you find yourself training yourself to the software. I'll bet you anything (5p to be precise) Ford didn't bother to install the various regional voice recognition files.
Re: Earl Grey
> If you'd consider drinking Earl Grey I'm afraid it will be absolutely necessary to have you killed.
Fixed it for you
RE: go out and buy a different OS
Pro WAS a commercial version for Windows. Before MS to remove features, apparently to force SMB's to use EE.
Re: They were Canon right?
And if you are really "lucky" there drivers tucked away in the cavernous depths of their asian website that will only compile on and might even work occasionally on DeadRat 4.
The only government that pays attention to Change.org is the People's Republic of San Serriffe (and possible Portland city council). It's just a way for lazy people on the Internet to pretend they made a difference.
Re: To think that...
I'm actually vaguely surprised systemd doesn't come with a keylogger, considering how many other things it's borged.
That should work, as mentioned above, the only way to reliably play HTML5 video on the Beeb is to spoof your user agent.
Re: Not sure it's an anniversary I would celebrate
I think when you count all the deaths in the US and USSR's various proxy wars the death toll comes close
Re: @collinsl -- @Phil O'Sophical
Not to forget the SADM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Atomic_Demolition_Munition
or the Davy Crockett recoilless rifle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)
Re: They are on Weston-super-Mare beach
Is Weston-Super-Mare infested by idiots or something? The tidal range around here is about a mile and a half but can't I recall the last drowning
Re: Surely, this should have happened?
You have to have signed the ECHR to be in the EU, but that's a totally separate treaty from the EU.
Re: "Beard Level"
Men already get employed at board level regardless of ability. Ever heard of getting kicked upstairs and the Peter Principle?
He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.
It's not helped by the fact that about the only way to get Twitter to take notice of threatening behaviour is to make a police report
Re: I need info
NEVER use anything from that shyster Gibson. GWX Control Panel is a better option
Re: Give it another 20 years
Ahh yes, I remember having a slight beakdown upon hearing of the existence of COBOL.net 6 or so years ago.
Re: No. Never. The solution is now simple...
See the posts on the first page why using anything from that shyster Gibson is a bad Idea
here's a couple of El Reg articles on him when the public still thought he was relevant
Use ANY Win 10 control tool except his. I use GWX Control Panel but any should do.
Re: Alternative is'nt pain free
If you are going to move people to Linux, move them to something relatively sane and which will still be around in a couple of years, like Debian. Or Fedora or Ubuntu or Arch if you insist on being bleeding edge. Even Slackware is a better choice, it's stable and it's been around forever.
Re: My opinion on this?
You are right, he's basically a wannabe McAffee and like McAffee occasionally amusing, but not to be taken seriously or trusted with anything potentially dangerous.
Rather use something like GWX Control Panel, IMO any of the others are much more effective than Gibson's attempt to jump on the anti Windows 10 bandwagon.
Re: Does "detained in absentia" count towards any future jail time?
If the US really wanted to extradite him they could have extradited him from the UK when he was still lounging around leeching of the rich fools who paid his bail. Who he appears to have no intention of repaying.
Re: OMG! Somebody hacked my LinkedIn account !!
I must add ferret combing to my LinkdIn profile (if i can remember it).
When my brother first got his licence they issued him with a full HGV licence. It's come in very full over the years. He's never driven an articulated lorry, but that's the only type he hasn't.
Re: English Electric Lightning
English Electric Lightning? Surely you mean brick with wings?
It's one of my favourite aircraft, but it's a testament to the principle that with enough power you can make anything fly.
Re: Wot no Michael Cain?
And he'd get you killed in Newcastle.
Re: IBM Invents
I suspect it's more to prevent someone else patenting it. Remember that IBM (unsucessfuklly IIRC) tried to patent patent trolling not long after it became a major business.
Re: BarneyScan XP
I was sceptical but you are right. Photoshop was developed by Thomas and John Knoll and first made available commercially by BarneyScan. It appears it was so popular Adobe decided to buy it and market it themselves as Photoshop.
Re: BBC HTML5
That blog post is IMO mostly bollocks as HTML5 video works fine if you spoof as an iPad or iPhone
Like the RSA in the Bad Old Days, where they first banned papers from publishing with areas left blank where censored articles would have gone, then from saying they had been censored and finally from mentioning they might have been censored.
When some of the criteria are:
"Says “free software,” not “open source.”"
"Encourages use of GPL 3-or-later as preferred option"
"All code sent to the user's browser must be free software and labeled for LibreJS or other suitable free automatic license analyzer, regardless of whether the site functions when the user disables this code."
You have to wonder about the validity of the criteria
And seriously, there are a lot more than 4 code hosting services. And GNU Savanna may be ethical but is horrific to (attempt to) use.
I used to use a Win 95 disc as a coaster (original MS disc). After my home WinXP disc (original MS disc) died on me, out of curiosity I cleaned the Win 95 disc and tried to install it on an old computer Installed perfectly. So naturally I tried the XP disc and the installed failed at the same point.
At least it resulted in me upgrading my home PCs to Win 7.
Re: open source people DON'T universally hate Miguel.
At the time IIRC QT was available for free, but under a dodgy and restrictive licence, They then changed to a less restrictive but still not particularly FOSS friendly one. It was only with QT 2.2 that the free version was released under the GPL Many still had qualms however and it was only until the company set in place a mechanism whereby all rights to QT would be transferred to a foundation in the event of it ending trading that these were eased. Whether a receiver would recognise this is another matter however.
There were many valid reasons why de Icasa was hailed as a hero when he started the Gnome project. And I doubt QT would be as free as it is now without Gnome and GTK
And listening to both this and the other track at the same time is quite extraordinary.
What's with all the sovereign citizen libertarian nutjobs in the comments?
Re: Evidence of Hacking
Not to mention the BOFH mug
Re: Don't know about UK law
They are not conflating it with the extradition request. This is an attempt by the UK government to expand it's ability to infringe on the privacy and right of it's citizen beyond even the overly generous boundaries provided by RIPA. Whether or not any evidence gained is admissible in the US is irrelevant.
Re: So, Chrome is the new IE then?
I remember getting a slew of downvotes a couple of years ago on another tech oriented site when I suggested that a Chrome/Blink monoculture the likes of IE5/IE6 was fast developing. Seems like El Reg is still one of the few places this is recognised.
Re: Opera madness
Opera? There are barely any differences between Opera and Chrome. Surely you mean Vivaldi, the browser Opera promised us when the switched to Google's fork of Apple's fork of KHTML?
Damn, I was about to post a comedy Mint post, but someone beat me to it.
Taxidermied chimp in a tophat? Wouldn't be called George Osbourne, by any chance?
Re: One for the courts
Yelp is a different story, Yelp claim to curate reviews on their site but have a track record of featuring bad reviews on the pages of restaurants that won't subscribe to their various "value added" services and burying good reviews.
Re: Shady moi?
Clearwater? Isn't that the town pretty much run by the Church of Scientology? Might explain the heavy handed legal tactics