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"America's Syria Accountability Act prohibits the sale of goods containing more than 10 per cent US-made component parts to Syria."
Good thing that all the parts are made in China then, fnar fnar.
We tried that already!
But no, the US Government is still malfunctioning after being shut down and restarted.
Edit: D'oh. OP added that bit and beat me to the punch.
"all my wife talks about is the green 5c."
Your wife's a Chav? My condolences.
Mandatory XKCD link
Perfect timing. Today, XKCD posted the list of public suggestions for planet names. http://xkcd.com/1253/
Re: They do it on purpose
Seconding reading the article. It's informative, interesting, and if you've studied psychology, makes a lot of sense in that you can see that happening. But I do have to add this warning: If you're in mobile development, even if it's not games, you'll want to take a shower after reading it. The tactics are depressingly sleazy.
> would you like to see a 451 message there too?
Certainly! Then there'd be instructions for the bloke to contact his government about reaching the page! It actually sorts itself out from there, really.
Also, there's already an icon for jumping to "Think of the children!"
Re: A list?
Don't worry, there will be a list. It'll be on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard."
Right, I'll get my oddly-shaped towel.
So what he's asking for is...
Write Once, Read Few. These WORF drives could be the Next Generation of backups, reducing the constant trekking from one format to the next, and could be quite good for Enterprise.
Right, I'll go now.
Re: The new battlefield...
> limits the speed to 25mph when there's no valid GPS signal being received
I hope not, especially considering what would happen if a truck with one of these that goes into a highway tunnel, enclosed bridge, or other unintentional faraday cage around a fast thoroughfare.
Full disclosure: I work for Appcelerator.
The original post Jeff did had "Objective-C for iOS, C# for Windows and so forth." but line wrapping happened after 'Objective-', so it might by why the article author misread it as 'C for iOS'. Ironically enough, however, a lot of the low-level Objective-C runtime calls are pure C functions like objc_msgSend, objc_allocateClassPair, or NSSelectorFromString.
Fun fact: Because of all those @ signs in the keywords, Obj-C is a pure superset of C, unlike C# or even C++. For example, "int class = 5;" is valid C code, and will compile fine within an Obj-C file, where the C++ compiler would balk.
Re: Functional what?
Huey Lewis and the News?
For those of us who are yanks,
Sure, this will probably do nothing but let them know to keep spying on you, but enh, they probably already know anyways.
Why do I have the sinking feeling
that some enterprising bosses will ignore the fact that GOOG, Mozilla, and MSFT also have internal security experts; or that secure design is a must long before software is written (much less shipped!); and treat this supplement as a outright replacement, akin to the offshoring craze of before?
Re: The truth is...
Given Gitmo, Prism, the neverending wars, etc, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference myself at times.
Re: It's amazing
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it." --Upton Sinclair
Apple's Huguet is probably paid handsomely to have the reality filter publicly on, especially in the US legal system, where one should never admit defeat or being wrong. Given that context, I'd be more amazed if she had said something like, "Our bad. Totally should have dropped this ages ago."
Oooh, goody! Can I design mine to be able to have the latest OS?
Motorola's promising, then reneging of upgrades has meant in the past, and now, that whatever phone I get, be it Android, iOS, or Windows Phone, it's not MOTO hardware. HTC may have taken a year to upgrade the Amaze to 4.0, but to their credit, upgrade it they did.
Fortunately, I can be arsed! Given Oracle Salesforce
A Faceless Recolor
Core Faecal Losers
Eel Coolers Fracas
Cooler Fee Rascals
Sell Seafarer Coco
Alas Feces Recolor
Coalesce Or Falser
Colorless Ace Fear
Scarce Resale Fool
Wait, something's missing here...
Where's Eadon? A Microsoft story without Eadon ranting in comments is just not the same. Where's the from-the-blue accusations? Where's the unnecessary caps? Where's the improper usage of the word 'fail?'
I think I'm starting to miss him already.
Re: Quiet news day? El Reg?
> You have just regurgitated it, again, for the titillation of readers here.
Yes, and it worked wonderfully, causing both of us to read the article and then go to the comments section. We went for it hook, line, and sinker. You get titillated, I get titillated, El Reg gets advertising money. It's a win-win situation!
Plan for 90 days, run for 9 years? Here's to you!
Would that all of our kit last over 36 times our warranty!
Talk about keeping your data center cool. I had a joke about overclocking here, but as soon as I knew where it was going, I lost where it was.
So what you're saying is
They should use a bit of water? Make the sand wet and you can grip it really easily and make sand castles.
I have no idea where the metaphor goes from here.
Hands up those surprised?
However you view this case, or whomever's in the right (or that it's both handbags at dawn), this is pretty much to be expected.
The next step, however, is for Samsung to take advantage of Apple's keeping to 22 devices and to announce 25 more devices, titled Samsung Galaxy A to Galaxy Z (They already have an S), so that they still have 4 outside the scope of the suit.
Re: Desktop 'dumped'?
So it's more that Microsoft said that they see the desktop as a friend, really, and wanted to see other interfaces?
Re: No Good Can Come From This
I thought so too, but really, most people won't be getting one of these. Consider that the previous kit is in the order of $279K, much higher than the price of a standard light sport aircraft ($20K-$140K). So this is not that every muppet can go out and get a flying car, it's more of some rich people are going to get these as airplanes that they don't have to store at the airport anymore. Whether or not they should be flying is moot, as they already are in the air though other, cheaper craft.
Lies, damn lies, and linkbait
Agreed. Or, if you want to consider that I hardly ever boot my MacBook into Windows (I have it mostly for games) but do a lot of heavy lifting on the MacOS side. Even if you divide crashes by time used, the Windows comes out on top because I tend to avoid stressing it as much on the windows side of things and rarely leave it running unattended enough to sleep (And thus have never had it crash), and I have had some failures to wake from sleep on the Mac side.
There's so many other variables that well, in conclusion, it's time for a beer.
Re: Hey, this is the actual business model!
Years ago, I actually interviewed with a company where that was their explicit business model. That is, their end goal was to build a product that looked interesting enough to get acquired, founders cash in, bail from large company, lather rinse repeat.
The problem with measuring efficiency is that
Often the math treats getting money for not actually doing anything as a 'good thing', and declares that everything is a zero-sum gain. With no concept of a win-win situation, is it any surprise that an 'optimal' strategy is to pull an Enron, then cash out right before things come to a head?
Re: Timeline is a generic term
One interesting thing is if you talk with a Microsoft employee, they don't refer to it as Word, but as Microsoft Word™. That is, the name includes Microsoft in it in order to make it unique enough to be a trademark. Same for Microsoft Windows™, Microsoft Office™, etc. How they pronounce out loud the little ™, however, I'll never know.
Re: Seems that digital copies...
Comparing beer to digital copies? That we're only renting them because they eventually exit? Isn't that rather taking the piss?
El Reg Tagline
I much prefer the old 2000 PR Tariff ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/05/09/official_register_2000_pr_tariff/ ) tagline El Reg had:
Integrity - we've heard of it.
Will these run Google+ and Twitter?
Re: Read novels for advertisements?
Well, the English Language works like this:
You send some prattle from your mouth. You've got to have at least three, usually four or five listeners – that receive your prattle. And the difference in time it takes to make sense from one listener to the other to the other, which is whole minutes, allows them to calculate what you were trying to say to within 10 metres.
Re: It must be us old fogeys with no perception of speed or distance
The whole concept is a very scary thought in general, especially when you consider these things:
1) In order for car slipstreaming to work (It's easier for big rigs/lorries since they have a much larger shape), the cars have to be playing NASCAR, i.e. nearly bumper to bumper and nowhere near the good 3-4 seconds needed for a proper stopping distance.
2) There's often this fraud done of stopping immediately in front of a big rig and getting rear ended, then suing for such.
So, who's up for a doing this setup, big rig suddenly stops due to failure or (2) above, and decapitation due to the lower half of the car sliding under the trailer? We could call it heads-free driving!
"The reverse happening is a little bizzare at first glance. If a product is too successful it endangers it's own trademark because it becomes a common term? Of course this is US law. I'm sure it differs somewhat worldwide."
This is why Xerox insists that using their systems is to photocopy, not to xerox. It's called genericized trademark, and has happened in a number of countries. Aspirin in UK and US (although that's also due to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles), and Hoover in the UK. And yes, it does differ from country to country.
As to why the linguists are adding it, slang is a very rough draft to the next iteration of speech, and the job of a dictionary is to define a word to help people understand each other. A dictionary that doesn't include newer words to help with understanding is only useful if the language is dead.
Also, if you want to make someone from Google cringe, tell them you use Yahoo! to google things up.
a built-in radiation source and Geiger counter RNG
I tried that once, but then /bin/cat would die about half the time.
That just means your Google 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses are working just fine!
*Google acquired Joo Janta, apparently.
Re: Maybe it will work.
Well, if there's any mask that'd be appropriate (or is it inappropriate?) for a blast, it'd be Guy Fawkes.
Explosive icon because 5th of November.
Re: Including the first memo
Don't forget the long lost bible page, "To my darling, Candy. All characters portrayed in this book are purely ficticous, and any likeness to anyone alive or dead is purely coincidental."
Mine's the one with the Better Than Life game guide in the pocket.
Re: So how long before
Did the virus then start to bittorrent movies?
"All the 'approved' outlets of MP3 files are certainly not reasonable priced." What is reasonable pricing? Do you mean Amazon or iTunes? They both are about less than £1/song.
Thanks! I quite like fantasy world women. And real world women. So I shall enjoy them as you kindly suggested.
Back to the actual topic, despite being a Mac fanboy and developer of a competing product, I can't help but see this as a good thing. Healthy competition is good for the market and good for the soul and wotnot. Does Xamarin completely end-run around Apple's frameworks and toolkit, or is a Mac with Xcode still required for making iOS apps with them?
"then they they aren't losing anything if someone else does."
The problem comes that they ARE losing something. Even if they never enter the BB arena, if said pirate makes a crappy port, or that the app isn't designed for BB and thus has some issues that aren't otherwise on Android, it hurts the appmaker's reputation and would cause support calls (like what happened in the article) that wastes the developer's time, energy, and possibly money to even find out that it's a case where the app isn't being used in the way it's designed.
That's the danger, and that's why even a free port done with the developer's permission (or by their own hand) isn't really free.
Ohhhh, I get it!
While Sesame Street has Muppets (Jim Henson's creation), they're not muppets (Brit slang for idiots). That slang always bugged me, especially since those muppets are too dumb to be true Muppets.
Ironically enough, it's not about directly driving mars cars from earth. The sluggish speed of light means ping times would measure at about half an hour. Directly controlling on the moon, maybe, where the ping would be 2 seconds and change.
The key difference is a new, flexible protocol that isn't hand-crafted to the task at hand. To analogize, this is TCP/IP whereas the current mars rover setups are doing direct dialup to a late 80s, early 90s-era BBS. (Would this make Voyager 1 morse code?)
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