66 posts • joined Wednesday 2nd April 2008 12:02 GMT
Better the Devil...
Much as I hate M$ Windows7 isn't (bites lip) all bad.
The latest version of Ubuntu has just given me endless problems and stills feels distinctly 1980s - it's still what most business/government/educational users ought to choose though!
Throughout the trial the prosecution - the Judge's great mates we now know - were allowed to get away with producing surprise evidence, in breach of Swedish regulations of disclosure. That alone should have been enough for a mistrial. Then unbelievably harsh sentences on the ridiculous lesser charge of facilitating access - which is no more than Google does. Now we know why. Let's hope the utterly corrupt Moderate Party get a good kicking in the next election.
A little background
Sweden had decades of it's own brand of Social Democracy, that made Sweden a near Utopia, but young people being naturally rebellious made many inclined to adopt a Nazi posture, almost wilfully ignorant as to what that particular fashion meant.
The murders of Olof Palme and Anna Lindh, as well as mass immigration of Muslims, seemed to end the Swedish dream and Moderaterna (The Conservatives) took power, dismantling much of Palme's legacy whilst sucking up to Big Business.
Hopefully now, with IPRED and TPB verdict, more Swedish youth will recognise their true enemies.
Sounds like she's got a definite case against everyone, the police, the car manufacturers, the phone company, the phone manufacturers, the GPS manufacturers, the GPS salesmen, the lake...
Now that would be one class action!
* shudder *
"Man-at-each-end backdoor attack" - don't give them ideas!
A few more releases and it will be up to the standards of most smartphone betas!
It's a common misconception that you need to go to solicitors to get your name changed, just word the document correctly and get two witnesses - that was good enough to get me a new passport and that got me a new driving licence. PayPal and MBNA Bank have both proudly trumpeted their ignorance of the law by demanding a "Legal stamped document" (shut down accounts, opened new ones)
Or you can just find a gravestone of suitable age and apply for a birth certificate if you fancy making an even bigger mockery of ID card legislation.
Hmm, El Reg, I smell a project for you!
Apple has gone way beyond taking the piss.
Fanboys are now the beaten wife pathetically defending their husband:
"But he says he loves me!"
I'll just get my non-fruit-related MP3 player.
IT'S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD!
Ever since the Conservatives gained power in Sweden the country has been going downhill, from a land of free health care and free love into a country that raids file sharers and pays people to have more kids - just what the world needs!
Paris - because, just like the Swedish tax authorities, she's blonde, stupid, and sticks her nose were it shouldn't be. Allegedly.
... is coming / semi-available already with Android Cupcake.
The fact the prosecution ever charged TPB with "complicity in the production of copyrighted material" is absurd, as is their tenuous 'evidence'.
Bearing in mind that the accused are a smart bunch of guys expect the defence to make mincemeat of the remaining charges - unless the prosecutor has a dynamite PowerPoint presentation on that useless laptop of his!
Back in the day
This will be the early 80s when I was a humble op for a large sweetie firm in Sheffield which had a subsidiary many miles away.
"Me computer's brok"
"Is the cursor flashing?"
"Can you see a little flashing square on the screen?"
"Is there a light on the keyboard?"
There was more of this, eventually we were getting to the stage of the only option being loading up a car for a long drive out with replacement kit.
"'ang on a bit, s'not plugged in"
Not exactlt IT Support, but...
The Midlands, late 80s, a large regional brewer.
The IT Director was an accountant transferred over from Finance because he knew how to set up a spreadsheet. Would sit in his office, red-faced, puffing on his pipe.
There was no computer in his office.
The Project Manager had no computer in his office either.
The IT Director's first brilliant idea - get rid of all the computers IN THE IT DEPARTMENT.
We could write everything down and the secretary would type them in for us.
I'm sure that by now he's running a bank.
If we get every language (and comedy made-up language, like Welsh) spoken in the UK on there, then the card will be the bigger than most people.
No doubt Wacky Jacqui will rave that this is yet another advantage of these wonderful devices and that people are beating down her door with sticks to get them.
Short of dumping Windys...
Create a .reg file containing
(Careful of the autowrap, that's one line in the braces)
Right click: Merge
At less than a quarter of the price, surely any sane person would call it an iPhone beater?
It may not have 3G (and the iPhone doesn't always) but it actually has a higher spec in some areas.
Let the fanboy comment frenzy begin!
It works, and that's all that matters
99% of my viewing is programs downloaded via P2P or via iPlayer.
Whilst it may be fashionable amongst Daily Mailtards to bash the Beeb, it's way ahead of the other on content and delivery, no contest.
Worth the licence fee? Every penny.
As a long time fan of both Firefox and Google I felt duty-bound to give Chrome a try.
Early on it obviously still had a long way to go, but once I started using it I found going back to Firefox almost painful. Not Internet Exploder painful, you understand, but Chrome's all-in-one bar and sheer speed make it near impossible to for me to go back.
"It's also worth noting that the law covers only photographs and 'pseudo photographs' – so the IWF will not censor, as one contributor to a BBC blog fears, Michelangelo's David."
Aren't you jumping to conclusions here?
That depends on what they define as a pseudo photo, and given that Australia has just punished someone for possession of a Simpsons picture, don't expect common sense to always apply - this is the law after all.
Not the kids' fault
If the teacher told them to save it in M$ Turd format then it's hardly their fault.
I remember failing an exam which I should have sailed through because of being incorrectly advised by a teacher.
Because of that I didn't go to college and went straight into IT at the ground floor instead, meaning that I'm now not as useless as most graduates!
But I guess I did miss out on a lot of parties.
The Curse of Boris
Can't Boris hire anyone but his loaded crooked mates?
Not exactly new
There was an app for the Sony Ericsson P-series phones that was based upon base station detection. As I moved from home to work the phone would automatically reconfigure itself, e.g. quieter ringtones, more sedate wallpaper etc.
No GPS required.
UDP and uTorrent
"µTorrent 1.6 supports SSL (for trackers and RSS), but not UDP trackers. UDP tracker support is not likely, due to many flaws with the UDP tracker spec."
Executions in the workplace
Why shouldn't any old manager be allowed to hog-tie and shame an employee suspected of thieving?
Time was the thief would have been burned as a witch - and quite right too!
These days of course a Loony Lefty council would give him an Arts Council grant for him to rape our innocent children's death mouths - whilst asylum seekers watched and laughed!
The police are clearly part of leftist conspiracy to turn our once proud empire into a neo-Stalinist state - and that would make our dearly missed Lady Diana cry.