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Players still buy Xboxes? Since Nintendo now call ALL the shots (and nobody is laughing anymore), Redmond is rapidly going down the gurgler, and Sony are busy shooting their balls off from every possible direction... I'm starting to find Xbox stories rather quaint.
Australians play Uncle Sam's pink oboe
Don't believe any of the old bollocks and hype about Australians being stand-up, defy-at-all-odds, revolutionaries - none of it was ever true, it was all propaganda, smoke, hot-air and bullshit, always.
As a nation we LOVE to bend over and take it right up the colon from the lowest, highest, or in fact any bidder.
You're a dickhead.
A New Era
I for one, welcome our new Linux Installing Overlords.
This is TOO FUNNY. Like I say, I am counting down to Google buying M$, I am surmising they will make an offer, even if it is only an industry gesture, later this year.
But can you honestly imagine. No I haven't the energy to type it, just imagine nothing but SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM and more SPAM, security leaks, completely mis-attributed information, and total system outages. Like Windows.
Agreed. This has been script kiddies and armchair beardstrokers attacking badly secured webservers so far - BIG. DEAL. But sooner or later somebody in there might actually attack something more substantial, though if they are smart - egos are traditionally the letdown of the real hacker - they will tell nobody about it.
Speaking from Oz....
Speaking as an Oz. It really nice to see CSIRO develop some gonads for once. Their greatest tragedy was Mortein (whatever its known as overseas) - basically the chemical system upon which all fly sprays are based. CSIRO invented that. Then.... gave it away. At least this time they're going after the prize. Go boys.
Ok 'Citrix' as we who have accidentally had corpseorate jobs at some stages is a total POS, we all know that. It just barely does for WinshyteDOS what X did in 1980 for UNIX.
However - their Xen offering is probably the best virtualization on the market, or at least will be shortly.
For once, I have to agree, its GOOD to be abandoning the opensource original. After what the nerds did to KDE I'm not in a very forgiving mood to developers who think 'features' are 'improvements'.
Go Citrix - go forth and make this work, vmware needs to be kicked out of the market and I doubt KVM will ever reach commerciality at its current glacial pace. And there are no others.
Yeah Good Luck with that!!
Yeah good luck enforcing that boys!!
I find it mildly amusing. Dear Isaac's little maths idea would never have worked due to being infinitely subject to initial conditions - but when, he was writing, Chaos was not fashionable maths. That is to say, its full impact on pretty much everything had not been fully recognized at the time. (Also let's face it, he was rubbish. Almost none of his writings have stood the test of time and Yes, that includes his robot stories. He was a hack.)
We now know you can't predict roulette and can only limitedly predict the weather, 'psychomaths' never stood a chance.
But the irony comes from the fact that the idiots 'denying' (I put in quotes to be gramatically and semantically correct - you cannot 'deny' a fact) anthropically forced global warming are usually pig ignorant morons who have never heard of such a thing as Chaos Theory.
Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know
Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know. This is nail, coffin, bang.
Re: "follows a particular digital path"
Yup, you got it.
This is a bit of a big FAIL for Reg journalism this story.
Yeah, yeah, I can REALLY see this decision surviving for ..... about 30 seconds.
Yeah its a pity but the article is basically right.
You really have to lie and cheat and steal in the IT workplace, more than in any other.
I think this explains the massive rise in consultancies, ppl are getting well sick of this neanderthal crap.
.....has anyone ever, EVER, worked out exactly what Sharepoint does? Or what its good for? Or why they didn't build the functionality into IIS (yes ok we know its because IIS is a pile of @)$(@*#) but lets all pretend)? Or what it does that couldnt be done by a simple web interface? Or why you'd pay for it????
Re: mad max
Nah the bikies are hardly ever visible, they just make good newspaper fodder. There was one infamous incident years ago when two gangs decided to shoot one another up at a country fete and a 12 year old girl bought the farm in the crossfire. The government and police should have just created a clandestine death squad and killed all of them, it was the only sensible course of action, but we have some of the most gutless politicians in the western world. As it was, the bikie world themselves - pretty much ruled here by the hells angels - took justice into their own hands and meted out some severe punishment. I'm grateful to them but it wasn't enough. Also here they are largely pussies: in Norway rival gangs take on one another with rocket launchers and no thats not a joke.
You...you use your REAL identity details for posting online???
There are people who still use Windows?
What are they, Amish or Menonite or something?
Wow, Common Sense!
Sudden outbreak of common sense, I'll be damned! Maybe it will help make our modern, fashionably UNelected governments realize they have no rights in respect of our personal information WHATSOEVER.
And the Spooks? They will just carrying on what they do, legally, illegally or alegally - its what they are supposed to do.
Please let all this old junk die
Somewhat in sympathy with Wombling_Free:
I am a deep computer nerd: Computer Scientist, Engineer, and ordinary dogsbody System Janitor. I have done everything - assembler to scada, word processor internals to AI, games programming to web wank. And this is over decades, not just out of the computing womb.
I have NO interest in old computers.
I'll just say that again because it felt so good.
I have NO interest in old computers.
They are boring. BORING.
Unless they are *very* old, like the ENIAC - anything that uses tanks of mercury to get the job done has a lot of groove.
Windows has been dead for a long time. Only businesses upgrade and only businesses with a critical need to upgrade. Many home users and businesses are running wXP (if they run the w at all), and very few home users have ever paid for the thing. Its not even particularly useful anymore. Once upon a time w was a handy, if buggy, app loader and that was pretty much it. Nowadays it doesnt really offer anything. GUIs are a dime a dozen and many apps are back to carrying their own around with them.
M$ should never have blundered into the OS market, they knew, and know, nothing about the science. At all. Thats why they are getting ditched everywhere, by the way. Desktop OS's aint living in the 80s no more and w never was a serious server contender.
And in case you are one of these idiots who laugh at Gamers running games under Linux or OSX - games under both platforms load far, far faster than under w7, can run windowed or fullscreen, and the system doesnt need a reboot after the session.
So what about Office? Yes - when m$ were purely an apps company they did actually do some good work.
Word 5 for DOS was possibly the best graphics-mode word processor around, especially since Word Perfect refused to simplify their ridiculously overcomplicated interface and so died.
When WinDOS came along, they worked it up to Word 2.0. It had inconsistencies and crashed a lot, but it was quite a nice little WP to use once you got past the quirks. Heck, it was even reasonably fast, and its a long time since anything by m$ hasn't had the speed of a smacked out geriatric snail.
But then the process of steady abortionization began, with Word 6, and so on it has gone. The Office suite is now a giant mess of crap with a legacy user base, and they can't even treat the legacy users right.
So -yes, Windows is gone.
Office MAY survive, but they need to improve it (the Ribbon was a bad idea guys, not a good idea).
Does it HAVE to be blockbusters all the way? Can it not just be spooky, broody, cleverly written mystery-fiction the way it used to be in the Good Days? I fear we are to be subject to more Orchestras, farting aliens, gay sharks and other bollocks. Sorry just BITTER, was so disappointed by most of the reboot, though it had some highlights along the way. It needs the highlights to become the norm. I do like Matt Smith, he's up there with Chris Ecclestone, who was up there with Tom Baker (I hear there were interlopers attempting to fill in between those real doctors but we'll ignore them).
Phase One, get boss out of jail. Underpants next.
This is well and truly Onnnnnnnnnn, and you know something? I really dont think the self-appointed commercial artistry 'gatekeepers' or their little bribed lapdogs in the government are going to be the winning side.
They should but Ballmer is a moron
They should of course, it might even help delay their inevitable collapse, but Ballmer is an idiot (as we all know). iWork wasn't bad, I actually quite liked Pages, it didn't give me the screaming irrits that most Apple apps do with their appalling ergonomics. But lets face it, everything will be running LibreOffice soon, most probably on Android.
Then I guess we are all standing with the Child Pornographers
Then I guess we are all standing with the Child Pornographers. Thats a better alternative than the kind of parasitic lifeform this idiot obviously is.
Why would Openstack even bother? Hyper-V is a heap of junk, everyone knows it, and it wont be around more than another year. Why would Openstack bother going to the effort of maintaining an interface to it? Especially when the big 3 are really where its at - Citrix Xenserver, VMWare and whatever KVM offering IBM can get together. Keeping an interface umbrella fresh over those 3 is going to take enough work without worrying about every little toy hypervisor effort that comes along.
Metallic body paint
Has anybody stood in one yet with "F******ING BITE ME" painted on under their clothes in metallic paint? If the TSA idiots complained the response is simple "Not your job, son."
Its ok don't worry, Microsoft won't exist except as a gadget company by the end of this year, and then Google will buy them. No, I'm serious.
You sir, are a legend.
Its not powerful, its overly and unnecessarily complex, and its only just barely classifiable as an 'OS'. A better description of MSW is as a modular Desktop with some OS capabilities. I pretty much stopped reading at that point.
So they've finally left Xerox behind?
No, they've just killed off Windows is all, nobody wants 8 and 7 isnt much of an achievement either.
Heart in the right place but numbers wise not quite on the mark sorry - that amount of heating is a gnats penis in comparison to the heat absorbption capabilities of that much ice. But the greenhouse forcings caused by burning all those carbon fuels - yes, it will have added its bit to the global atmospheric warming situation we find ourselves in.
Hi, you'd be Mr WRONG then
No. Anthropically Forced Global Warming is a proven fact. And thats all there is to it really.
The industry has little time
I think 'the industry' is about to receive what it sowed. Megaupload represents the start, people are not pleased and will show 'the industry' their displeasure, and their corrupt governments. Its not a wise time for overpaid fat useless trolls in parliaments to be bandying around 1984 legislation.....