Re: The internet
Plays for sure ...
4463 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
Plays for sure ...
Still x2 too big.
Either the content is poorer or site is horrible because I hardly spend any time here now.
As a result of figuring how to cope with redesigned site I have learned how to change settings in Firefox to block ALL images from doubleclick and googlesyndicate and regmedia
It's wonderful. Thanks!
Initial image is TOO big,
648px × 429px
378 x 288 should be MAXIMUM. You can always have a link to a larger one.
It simply is adding risk of RSI having to always scroll.
Also 1st image is FAR too big!
I now spend as little time as possible on BBC.
The Images get bigger, frequently fill browser on a 1600 x 1200 screen
The text is too big
The Content is getting poorer
They now feed different .com and co.uk versions based on Geolocate and no assurance a link you send works for someone else.
This change seems to copy the BBC news site, which is now one of the WORSE designed sites on the internet!
Perhaps El Reg and BBC are designed for a 42" HDTV about 7 ft away (a bit more than 2m) rather than computer screens?
Do you all need reading glasses?
Are you all using UHD retina displays?
The design may look pretty, but in the real world it doesn't work!
Images TOO BLOODY BIG, pardon my Klatchian.
They can fix most of the stupid BBC style on bbc.com by using SMALLER Images. Not bigger.
200 pix header images and smaller.
Make them clickable to THEN load a full size / larger one. You are NOT running the BBC or a Porn site.
No image bigger than 200 pixel
Most 64 x 64.
You need Hires images like you need a hole in the head.
This isn't the BBC!
I'm amazed that:
1) You can admit it
2) You have not yet shrunk the images, yes I know I'm not on 19.2K dialup since November 2005, but postage stamp main images and icon sized subsidiary images are better.
I can recommend a range of free or cheap image editing tools and point you to a tutorial. Because the site is still absolute rubbish.
I'm sorry there is no change, at least for the better, perhaps the extremities are starting to rot.
I better put on the hazard suit.
Crowd source our own properly done site.
When we run out of actual content, just add humorous comments.
None of this stuff of an office premises either. Work from home (or the office of day job during breaks).
This site is now a bad copy of the last BBC website remake.
Ditch giant pictures and make all images smaller, if you are determined to stick with this rubbish design.
Given up reading articles.
with fingers in ears and going La La La?
The main image is INSANELY large
The others are too big.
The design is like a content lacking coffee table book for 2 year olds. Please put it the way it was, or at least a text rich design for grown ups?
This is still rubbish. Tinkering with it is pointless. SCRAP IT.
Someone tell me when the site is usable again.
main images MADLY too big. If I zoom out to make image correct size the text is greeked.
Browser unfortunately can Zoom out on everything or on text only. But can't reduce image size and leave text alone.
This is HORRIBLE. I don't want a kiddies Picture book. I want TEXT!!
I come here to READ! Not gaze at photos or Gifs.
I hate the change, but my middle button / mouse wheel still works in firefox to open new tab.
It's rubbish on a 4:3 15" 1600 x 1200 seriously un-mobile laptop too!
I feel like I'm using 640 x 480 screen instead of 1600 x 1200
Bring back the old site.
It's like a design for TV?
The only hope for Winphone, Tablets, Desktop/laptops, Setboxes/TVs, servers and embedded is to have five different platforms and six names.
1. MS Phone (less than 5" 16 :9 screen)
2. Surface (ARM only)
3a. Windows (x86-x64 only tablets, Netbooks, Laptops, workstations
3b. Windows Server
4. MS Media (Xbox, Setboxes, media boxes, smart TVs)
5. Embedded (Any CPU, similar kernel to phone, but a RTOS, no drivers in Kernel, option of Phone, Surface or Media GUI)
Calling EVERYTHING Windows is STUPID
The idea you can do anything other than a trival app/Widget to work sensibly as user /admin needs on ANY platform is stupid!
My coat has OS types in one pocket and UI designs in the other.
Same version APIs / Kernel on everything is stupid
They are suiciding by dumbing down content. Produce and broadcast the content and licence it to people that do Internet services properly.
The PSBs particularly need waking up to their responsibilities for TV and RADIO. Internet is complementary and shouldn't need special "apps" for audio or video.
Also less latency than Geostationary. More speed/Capacity than LEO (Iridium).
The lower the orbit, the faster the satellite appears to whizz past and the more time the terminal spends switching links.
I don't think so.
It's also a rubbish implementation.
It needs very much better display quality.
It's an evil niche product currently, so using it with belt radio/PSU/CPU etc and just having the display, mic, earphones and camera on the headset is fine. Then the belt pouch computer needs to run Linux and not a tied to Google Android spyware.
It also needs HD cameras adjustable to field of view and spacing of your eyes. The camera needs to automatically focus on what you focus on.
The apparent focus distance of the image needs to be independent of what you look at (tri colour laser) or track it (variable apparent distance of image).
The current product is gadget spyware as google monitors the uploads / downloads. It needs to be able to work with arbitrary services, without Internet and without google.
What Western Country wants to be dependent on Russia or Middle East?
It's not just about the Money.
I feel a little sorry for Venezuela. Scotland/UK can cope better.
The Kindle DXG is a similar price and available internationally. I have one and it sounds like a better eReader for PDFs, it's slower than the newest Kindles (all small), but fast enough. PDFs can be slow. Often I 'reprint' a PDF using 'PDFCreator' as printer to resize, crop margins and make it faster. Or even work at all!
Calibre sorts epub to Kindle, plug in needed for DRM content. The Adobe DRM seems to have been a load of cack on the Privacy front. I use USB to transfer to DXG and rarely use the 3G (60M per month 3rd party websites, as much as you can eat of Amazon of course, but strangely also Wikipedia, in most countries).
Sony is sadly gone from eBooks, one of the pioneers. Frankly I was amazed to hear that any Cybook was still being produced.
I prefer to buy "DRM free" from Smashwords, no I don't upload copies either. I also prefer real books, but use Kindle for Manuals, proof reading, very cheap eBooks and project Gutenberg.
Giant country and actually for every Intel, MS, Google there are 10,000 fails or mediocre companies.
Actually Google, Amazon & Apple probably hurt US economy by removing money from circulation and in Apple's case doubly so by borrowing to pay dividends..
We installed it and found it very bloated compared to Win2K Advanced Server, so in 2011 we migrated to Linux for all servers. (Been using some since 1999). We'd already put mySQL, Apache and PHP on Win2k instead of IIS and MSSQL earlier.
Don't miss Win Server. But then we migrated from Exchange in 1998 and never used Sharepoint. Both horrible.
Columbia Internet never installed Server 2003
Wonderful cartoon documentary about a small Canadian ISP
Main image too big!
Stop trying to copy the BBC's Rubbish site.
Plenty are worse. You can pay more and have worse too.
It's very hard to tell.
One incident isn't the deciding factor either.
All back now.
Someone fed the Hamsters.
12/09/2014 4:50 PM
12/09/2014 5:37 PM
Some customers may currently be experiencing website issues within their 1&1 webhosting package due to DDoS attacks.
12/09/2014 5:37 PM
Our engineers have identified the problem and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.
Which site you get depends where you live.
They have UK hosting (but you need a UK address).
If your address is in some European countries you can only order via .com and you get US (Kansas) Hosting,
My Kansas hosting is still down via Web, but my control panel and SFTP is OK. So my content is still there. Perhaps DNS will take a while to catch up?
are all up though.
My Kansas hosting is down.
Still, over the last year it's been better than Microsoft and many other Clouds/Hosting.
If it's not back soon, I'll worry. Is the UK and German hosting down too?
Till actual program content improves. There seems to be less I want to actually watch each year.
That might explain the low accuracy.
So would Mecanno be more accurate?
What limits the accuracy?
Should be illegal. The folks elsewhere in the Galaxy can buy each others video.
I have no illegal copy DVDs. Despite in Europe Region I have had to buy some USA (inferior 480 line vs 576 line and sometimes films with gratuitous 3:2 pull down shudder) DVDs as the title isn't available anywhere else. They play on my DVD player, but not on any BD player.
How is this news?
Though the article was a bit confusing with some irrelevant detail.
Obviously you send important targets a very nice mouse with a trojan. Much cheaper and more effective.
If you really want to do this you supply a nice monitor with this built in. Perhaps with a special cable dock for ALL cables to pass though (Protect your Cat5, USB, Mains etc from surges and lightening, or equipment replaced free) The nice surge arrestor of course listens on all and uses the ethernet to call home.
Icon because the example is baby stuff.
VB5 & VB6
If you had never used BASIC you could apply all the good stuff you learnt doing C++, Modula-2 etc, for the code you wrote to make your visual design work. No Gotos, No pointers, no go subs and everything typed.
You did have to remember to assign a VB String to a big enough literal if calling C, C++ or Modula-2 based DLLs.
I ignored Windows programming completely till there were real 32 bit versions and 32 bit VB.
VB.net is con for VB6 refusniks, it's a C programmer's concept of VB. Pointless. Better off learning C# for .net
A proper VB for .net would be nice, (not likely), so it's C# (really MS version of Java).
Google in the Taxi or Delivery business?
Only as a sideline to sell more adverts.
Do they make any SIGNIFICANT profit from anything other than selling adverts?
I remember installing MS Xenix on 286 boxes very long ago.
Maybe Linux is MS plan B if MS Win X is a fail?
Same actually for NT and LInux, except one Floppy I think.
I have a floppy that expands into RAM running a Linux, then allows a USB boot of full Linux (for laptops / PCs with USB, Floppy, no CD/DVD and no BIOS option for USB boot, i.e. before May/June 2002 approx.)
I don't care if x86 or x64 or ARM.
There is very little I want connected to the Internet, and nothing more than I had 10 years ago.
In theory you can use Netbeans too. But while I prefer Netbeans to Eclipse, sort of, I'm more familiar with Eclipse on Windows and LInux, I've only used Netbeans about 6 years ago on Windows.
Having recently started to do Android, I can imagine the 1.0 IDE can easily be better than Eclipse. Maybe try it next week.
Pulsars. That's the lads.
Not a viable replacement for more than tiniest fraction of a percent of Server Users.
Windows Server Later versions ... Paying thousands to have what you have now?
Time to look at migrating from IIS, Exchange and Sharepoint, the only compelling reasons to have Windows Server at all? Lots of people never got locked into those in the first place.