Visual Studio's got to count as a market leading success - even if the market is small.
239 posts • joined 5 Feb 2008
Visual Studio's got to count as a market leading success - even if the market is small.
The volume of spam going through my mail server is still over 90%, so I'm dubious about their statistical methods.
"Everyone with Flash installed should remove or disable the software until the critical security bug is patched, or at least enable "click to play" in their browsers"
How does one enable click to play?
No, because that happens over geological timescales, while we're pumping CO2 out at an ever increasing rate now.
"Lenovo ThinkPads have since given up the Nipple Mouse in favor of track pads"
Maybe that's why, every time I reboot my X220, the trackpad enables itself again. If Lenovo don't produce something as good soon, I hope it survives the upgrade to Windows 10!
You can add PayPal's email servers to that list.
"Look at Lewis' previous
rants diatribes tirades articles on the subject and it may become a little clearer..."
Judging by the downvotes, even that simple statement of fact is contentious in this context. Those who downvoted should ask themselves if any evidence would convince them that humans are changing the climate due to their greenhouse gas emissions.
"For that I will wait for science."
You go far beyond scepticism if you think you still have to wait for the science!
"For anyone else, maybe not so much."
That speaks to the success of the propaganda campaign run by the fossil fuel industries and those ideologically opposed to the implications of our greenhouse gas emissions affecting the climate. It obviously didn't influence the Pope though.
I just finished watching the first season of Breaking Bad at the weekend and wanted to check what it said about ricin. Then I thought, what if the spooks think I'm planning to murder someone? The insidious process of self-censorship has started. Anyway, I tried sticking https in Wikipedia's URL and it worked, so I carried on and looked up ricin and even followed the link to lily of the valley. Nothing to hide? Sure, but nothing to fear ...
"One cyclist veered in front of the car at night, and the software was clever enough to stop immediately to avoid a crash."
I should bloody well hope so! That's the very least capability a self-driving car must have.
FFS, why does Lewis keep peddling this nonsense? It makes The Register look ridiculous.
Hmmm, I thought Rupert Murdoch was fully supportive of mass surveillance.
Or am I confusing Sky and Skype?
When you look at the new government's priorities for the first 100 days, a pattern emerges:
Reintroduce the Snooper's charter & suppress free speech.
Repeal the European Court of Human Rights act.
Reduce trade unions' right to strike.
Threaten the BBC to toe the line or lose the license fee.
Gerrymander constituency boundaries - worth 20 seats - to make sure they win the next election.
One party state, anyone?
Before even thinking about this, Mozilla ought to fix Firefox so that it can communicate through a non-standard port with a secure server (ie. not supporting SSLv3), rather than giving up with "Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s). (Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)"! As it is, I have to resort to using IE to configure WHM/cPanel.
Surprised to get voted down for that, in a forum where everybody must have heard of wi-fi! Was that you Contribsx?
Shapps credibility wasn't helped when he said that you only needed to look at his diary to see that he was elsewhere when the edits were made. That from a man who made his fortune out of the Internet!
PayPal's email servers won't communicate with TLS protocols; they're still on SSLv3.
Given the stories which the Guardian has pursued, such as phone hacking, and the Snowden leaks, and the parlous state of its finances, I don't mind if it does accept Google's silver.
"Of course US are good guys compared to Russia. You really do not see the difference between democracy and a post-communist mafia-style country?"
The US is a corporatocracy where corporations buy politicians to represent their interests. Not that different from fascism.
"many readers regard the whole "no smoke without fire" style of rumour-mongering a dirty trick"
For evidence to the contrary, you just have to look back at comments on articles here about climate change. Clear proof that spreading FUD about science has been very effective.
This insidious tactic against Kapersky Labs will quickly undermine them.
I think he wants a trial by jury, rather than one held in secret which has been stitched up in advance. The US government has refused.
At least greatfile.org know why it's happening. My server just hosts my software for free download and subsequent sale, but last year Chinese sites were downloading the same files all day, every day, until I throttled them. During the past couple of weeks, it's been subjected to a pirate bay attack, at a low enough level to be manageable with firewall tweaks. There have always been occasional attempts to break in from different countries, but this prolonged attack from China is quite disconcerting, as there's no obvious reason for it.
"platform they was developed"
So, on that basis, why should those without children pay for schools, or any of us pay for Trident's replacement?
The Reg has the same agenda as every other right wing rag in the country: if it's publicly owned, sell it off to their mates, especially if it's not denying anthropogenic climate change.
@ GrumpyMiddleAgedGuy: ("it is deeply left-wing and biased")
The conservative press endlessly recycles the myth that the BBC has a left-wing bias, when one academic study after another has demonstrated that the opposite is the case. What they mean is that it's not as extremely right wing as they are, and they are determined to put that right by dragooning the government into privatising it.
I'm happy to pay my license fee just so I don't have to pay to watch 5 minutes of advertisements every 10 minutes, like you have to on subscription channels.
They'll be ideal for keeping the security services aware of your whereabouts, when there's no signal for your mobile!
Have you no sympathy for the devastation that would cause to the fossil fuel industries? To protect their meagre profits, they might have to start a propaganda campaign against the need for renewable sources of energy ... oh, wait!
"The APGW scam must be really important to somebody."
While all attempts to prevent controls on greenhouse gas emissions must be really important to the fossil fuel industries.
No wonder they've employed the best propagandists, who honed their skills in denying any connection between tobacco and cancer, to spread FUD about AGW, and made massive political contributions to James Inhofe, chair of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, who is very obliging about blocking any action.
"the idea seemed to come from nowhere"
Just because you don't know (or can't be arsed to find out) where an idea comes from doesn't mean it comes from nowhere. The basic physics of greenhouse gases was first proposed by Joseph Fourier in 1824 and has not been disputed by reputable scientists since. Without Fourier, we might still be struggling to solve partial differential equations and the signal processing problems in mobile phones, so I wouldn't like to argue with him about the greenhouse effect!
"I'm quite capable of changing my mind in the climate change debate should a suitable argument be presented."
Well, you didn't say what state your mind is currently in, and posting as an AC doesn't allow previous comments to be taken into account, but I'd guess that the mountain of scientific evidence that current climate changes are due to our emissions of greenhouse gases doesn't count as a "suitable argument" to you.
The kind of people who engage in the debate about climate change below the line in comment sections are never going to convert each other, so the conclusion of this research is correct. Note though that “Strategies for building support for mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public’s understanding of science, to include approaches that will change the relationship between the two groups ...” states the obvious: AGW climate change is real and must be tackled.
I know it won't help Microsoft's sales figures, but if you've got a great phone, why do you need to replace it when the contract expires?
I suppose that'll apply to hire cars as well. Time for a startup making Faraday shields.
"In the future, supervisory authorities are expected to increasingly pay special attention to vehicle IT, including investigating whether the scope for attacks could be reduced by suitable encryption"
Won't encryption make it more likely that the vehicles could be used for terrorist attacks?
Having found out the hard way that the version of Android on my old Samsung Galaxy was never going to be updated, when the contract expired I switched to a Lumia 925 which prompts me when OS updates are available. It's a great phone/camera/GPS/radio/communications device which also doubles as a torch/timer/translator etc. I daresay there are loads of apps not available for it, but I haven't missed them.
What's up with GiffGaff? I can only get a decent signal from O2 where I live, and GiffGaff are part of O2, so I was thinking of switching to them.
Why bother? Well, if it works for 12 hours a day, that could work out at a 50% reduction in fossil fuel use. Of course, if you're denying that the consequent CO2 emissions are having a damaging effect on the climate, I can see why that question might cross your mind. Otherwise, the answer is obvious!
From Firefox help:
"If you don't see the Hello button in the Additional Tools and Features drawer, please check back in a few weeks. The feature is being made available to users on a gradual basis to ensure that our server infrastructure is able to keep up with the load."
"rouge base stations"
He probably wrote the heading, though. Note the emphasis of the word "THICKER".
"I would be more than happy to pay for access to 'journalism' sites, (hereafter called 'deadstream' media), if they accurately reported the news, rather that exercises in how many ways to lie and how to help fellow liars get elected."
Are you insinuating that Fox News is not "Fair and Balanced", and when they say "We report, you decide", they only report stuff that fits their agenda? I'm shocked!
I think you've put your finger on the solution there, Gray. We've been sold all these intrusions into other people's countries and our privacy as necessary to keep us safe, but all it's done is to reduce our safety and cause death and destruction elsewhere. If the US sorted out its own internal problems, starting with its totally corrupt government, the rest of us might feel a lot safer.
We're getting to the state where if you've got nothing to hide, the security services will want to know why!
The EC have been talking about a Single European Sky for 14 years, and actually adopted the regulation in 2008, so don't hold your breath for any progress. Air traffic controllers currently work within national boundaries, so there's a lot of turf fighting to be overcome before Governments agree to this. It probably doesn't help that we privatised ours, so can't tell them to share their duties with the rest of Europe, and UKIP and their like minded colleagues in the Tory party are hardly likely to agree to Johnny Foreigner controlling our airspace. Sensible idea though.
I wonder what language they've written it in that makes it difficult to implement on WinPhone?