592 posts • joined Tuesday 3rd April 2007 11:52 GMT
"You’ll need to set up a Wink account,"
Instant fail, right there.
This alone means that there'll be figure skating championships in Hell before this device, cool as it seems, will cross my threshold.
When I can access the data using my own kit via an API, official or otherwise, then we'll talk.
"Supermodel Lily Cole has launched a new social network, dubbed Impossible, that relies on the good nature of strangers to exchange "gifts" on the site for free."
And how, exactly, is this different from something like, say, Freecycle?
Re: Windows yes, OSX no...
Various articles on the Interblag suggest not.
... I think the vagina comparison is perfectly valid.
After all, come the World Cup the field will be full of pricks.
Re: Excellent article.
As someone who creates electronic music for a hobby, Delia Derbyshire is one of my musical heroes (heroines, whatever) - for its time, the Dr Who theme was a work of absolute genius and it's a crying shame that she never got the recognition she truly deserved whilst she was at the BBC - a travesty right up there with them shuttering the Radiophonics Workshop.
"If you are running a real-life phone system, run it on a proper server operating system"
It doesn't appear to run under Linux ...
At the risk of resurrecting an old joke ...
... will it blend?
Or have Sony found some way of stopping you doing that?
Unfortunately, the damage is done - SourceForge seem to have gone and pissed an awful lot of goodwill up against the wall.
I, for one, won't be using it again.
Alternatively, if you're using an Android device ...
... the K-9 email client is your friend.
Re: Is anyone still using Weblogic in anger...
And the 'in anger' bit is more true than you can possibly imagine.
Hateful, hateful piece of software.
Time to fire up the meatspace equivalent of AdblockPlus and avoid Te$co ...
Obvious, innit ...
... one of the new sysadmins Googled for Google and broke the internet.
... we've heard of it.
To coin a phrase from my youth: Icahn is all talk and no tackle.
Couldn't haev happened to a nicer guy.
Shut up and take my money!
Whilst there's nothing at all wrong with my (rooted) Mk1 Nexus 7 in terms of functionality, the better display on the Mk2 makes upgrading a no-brainer, IMO.
In fact, the only real downside I can see is that the change in the dimensions of the body means that the rather funky Bluetooth keyboard I bought for my Mk1 won't clip onto the Mk2's chassis, and that's not exactly a showstopper.
Hopefully it'll be as easy to root (and hence remove various bits of Chocolate Factory spyware) as the Mk1
Re: Genuine Question
Think Facebook for suits, and all that implies.
I canned my account a long time ago because I kept getting spammed by slave-traders - apparently little has changed. It got to the point where I now have a mail filter which sinkholes everything that appears to come from linkedin.com.
Re: An interesting view on this from Sci-Fi
"Accelerando" by Charles Stross.
I'm sure your Google Glasses will be able to tell you where to pick up a copy.
The computer that 'lives on your head' will change mankind
Just like the Segway was meant to 'revolutionise transport' ... oh, wait ...
.... and there was much rejoicing.
It probably speaks volumes about Microsoft's shareholders that the chair-chucking gorilla has lasted as long as he has.
But then again, he's set for life so why should he care about the damage done?
To quote one of my favourite authors ...
"Think of it as evolution in action."
Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up
Welcome to El Reg, you're obviously new here ....
... alternatively, if you're *that* highly strung you might want to steer clear of articles concerning Yahoo!
Just sayin' ...
And you're a coward. I know I'll get down-voted to oblivion for that, but that's how I feel.
Personally, I hope that history will show that he did the right thing. However, since history is generally written by the 'winners' this is unlikely.
Sad, but true.
Maybe they'll start reading CVs, too ...
'Cos even though the number of vacancies is increasing, the amount of spam appearing in my inbox is increasing too - you'd be amazed how many 'once in a lifetime, never to be repeated opportunities' I hear about which require C#/<insert MS technology here> despite the fact that a) I've been using Linux for nearly 20 years and b) Microsoft appears precisely nowhere on my CV.
Anything from the
city spivs banking sector gets shitcanned straight away - I have a moral compass, y'see.
In an ideal world I'd be doing Real Science[tm] instead of software development but sadly, it's not an ideal world.
Flames, 'cos theres hopefully a circle of hell set aside especially for clueless slave-traders.
And who says that the Germans don't have any humour...
As a petrolhead friend of mine once said "People often say that Germans don't have a sense of humour - the Porsche Cayenne is proof that they do"
Mein Jacke, danke ...
Freestyle Llama Wrestler ....
.... that's so going on my next lot of business cards :-)
Whilst I'd love to endorse this burgeoning discipline, I don't use LinkedIn - my life is largely slavetrader-spam free and I'd like to keep it that way.
That first illustration ...
... wouldn't look out of place on the cover of a Devo album, which is rather appropriate 'cos Jim Mothersbaugh (brother of Mark, of Devo fame) was one of the folks at Roland who worked on the MIDI spec during the 80s. Whilst 'proper' analogue synths have their adherents, I'll take MIDI over faffing around in the dark with patch cables, thankyouverymuch.
Nice article - brings back fond memories of writing a MIDI sequencer in 68000 assembler for my Atari ST because I couldn't afford Cubase.
Re: Can we call him a.........
I'll stick with 'greedy fuckwit'.
Also: bwaaahahahahahahahahaha! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Re: Jail time?
Here's a hint - it's probably a nice, round number ...
... which is one of the many things that makes this so fucking annoying.
Fetch my paintbox ...
... and colour me surprised.
Cue platitudes and excuses from Keith Alexander in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...
Not to mention 127.0.0.1 - there's an IP address which is a hive of scum and villiany if ever there was.
Does someone want to volunteer to forward this article to Clare 'OMG Won't Somebody Think Of The Childrenz!!!1!one' Perry MP as a shining example of why her half-arsed porn-filtering idea is doomed to failure?
Feel free to reinforce the lesson with a length of Clue-by-Four at your discretion.
Re: "MICROSOFT TO FUND BLAKE'S 7 RETURN AS XBOX LIVE EXCLUSIVE!"
Overbearing DRM = The Federation.
At the risk of mixing mythologies ...
... I've got a bad feeling about this.
Re: Chief People Officer
Nononononono ... not Pokemon. Trademarks and all that ...
Surely you mean 'Monsterville'
<--- FAIL .. because Zynga deserve to do just that.
Re: Chief People Officer
My sentiments precisely.
Please tell me that this is a Reg-ism for chief HR drone and not a real job title ... although having worked for a Merkin company in the past I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if it is.
So basically ...
... he's (re)invented the transport system from Logan's Run ....
Calling Carl Icahn ...
Carl Icahn to the white courtesy phone ...
Blackberry might be an ideal target for a
greedy fuckwit venture capitalist like Icahn - given his anti-Midas touch (ie. everything he gets his grubby paws on seems to turn to shit) he might actually do some good at TOFKAR (The Organisation Formerly Known As RIM) - it's hard to see how things could get much worse.
That's assuming he can spare the time from trying to drive Dell onto the rocks ...
"At the end of the day it's about people and trust," Gen Alexander added. "No one [at the NSA] has wilfully or knowingly disobeyed the law or tried to invade your civil liberties or privacies. There were no mistakes like that at all."
If that's the case, I have a bridge that you might be interested in buying ....
He either believes his own hype or is a straight-up lying bastard. Guess where the smart money is ...
D'you think that the Chocolate Factory will slip Monty a nice, steaming cup of Shut The Fuck Up whilst they're at it?
His disingenous whining about the direction that MySQL took *after* he sold out to Sun is tiring in the extreme, but money talks, eh? The notion that Oracle only bought Sun to get at MySQL also indicates that he clearly possesses a reality distortion field of truly Jobsian magnitude.
Maybe he should just admit that he screwed up, albeit in a mind-buggeringly lucrative manner, and move on ...
<insert usual 'I use Postgres because ....' argument here>
MP in 'completely clueless' shocker ...
I'm not sure which is more surprising/shocking: the fact that I actually agree with something that Jimmy Wales has come out with or that Clare Perry is yet another shining example of an MP expressing opinions on something she knows precisely fuck-all about.
Must be Monday ...
Given that they're nuts-deep in bed with the NSA, a simple rebranding to "SpyDrive" will probably be more than sufficient.
"I don't condone the NSA's surveillance. Simply put, I don't think a free society is compatible with an organisation like the NSA in its current form."
Yet he works for Google ...
And here I was thinking that Americans didn't do irony ...
Oh so much.
One of the reasons that I don't use the FacePalm app on any of my mobile devices - the ads get crowbarred into the Timeline and it's depressingly easy to click one by mistake.
Since there's no 'middle finger' icon, they can just Zuck off and die in a fire (see what I did there?)
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