89 posts • joined Monday 14th April 2008 09:56 GMT
It would help if some sites didn't limit the length of password to, for example, 10 characters. Why take security seriously when some companies so obviously don't?
Why would I want to wear glasses...
Just to watch adverts?
Latest UK outbreak (Zombies v. Ninjas, £1700 bill run up by 5 year old)
This was just on the local news, featuring many of the issues already mentioned.
Apologies for the source, I can't find it anywhere else (at the time of posting):
4G means losing all that voice revenue
So it's not surprising that EE is charging so much or that the other networks are dragging their feet. If 4G voice works at all that is:
Beer, because that's all I will be downloading today and 4G won't make that any faster (or pay-by-bonk make me pay for it any more quickly either).
Re: politicos aren't clever at writing legislation
And here's the tax guide they use:
Re: "Ballmer is the best person to lead Microsoft"
Actually, it was Analysis on Radio 4: "Just Deserts" and very good it was too.
Re: Trialing as we speak.
Managed to sign up without reading the T&Cs.
Clicking on the acceptance email opened a second tab (in Firefox 18.0.1) which promptly threw an error and displayed the hour glass (Windows XP). Closing that tab brought me back to the original tab so I started upload a text file (26.6MB). Estimated upload time soon climbed to 1:38:55 and has now been stuck at "Infinity:NaN:NaN" for the last six minutes or so. Looks like I'll be reading El Reg a little while longer...
Re: No Ink Tummy?
The one where I didn't realise I was turning into a marketroid scum... In my alternate universe 'marcomms' <spit> came under the remit of Technical Communications so it didn't feel so dirty, especially as we were all engineers first and foremost not fluffy bunny... marketroid scum. Quite amused by the fact that the seo/sem/neu meeja company that took over our old offices likes to promote how many of its' employees have a mathematical or science background, as if that gives their activity any more credence.
No Ink Tummy?
Inktomi results (or part of) seemed to be incorporated into many of the search engines of the time, not least HotBot.
I do seem to remember a fleeting moment in time when SEO was a noble art before it became infested with marketroid scum.
White Goods Annoy Red Army.
Recent divorcees, Sinofsky and Otellini are now free to 'further cement their long-term relationship'.
Homework: Discuss the terms 'bitter divorce struggle' and 'amicable separation' with regards to Microsoft and Intel.
Re: What I'd be looking for in such a thing
I agree. A good postscript to this article would be similarly brief round-up of build-your-own options using freeNAS (and the rest). I'm happy with my HP ProLiant Microserver which I know many people have on here and cost a less than £150( (with cashback). No doubt the good burghers of this parish will be along soon enough with suggestions for the latest and greatest.
Re: Guess you used the wrong similitude....
And it's a myth he made the trains run on time:
It took me an extra 14 minutes to watch an hour long show on iPlayer last night. Still, at least it gave me time to put their relentless junkmail in the recycling.
I for one, welcome our new rotor-spinning Obamalords.
Yeah, nothing to address safety-critical or high-reliability systems so just the same as WinCE (and even NT Embedded). It might be used in cars or medical applications but not for anything you need to depend on.
Re: Oh what a whirled!
I now use 'kludge' or 'kluge' according to whether I mean a bodge or a clever work-around.
This is after being 'korrected' by an only-mildy-humourless Teutonic pedant who is old enough to have contributed to what became JARGON.TXT.
What stock shortage?
5.5m units in stock.
3.5m sales up to Christmas.
Why does anyone have to wait until 2013?
I like "swarded"!
The following definitions are from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sward:
- Land covered with grassy turf.
- A lawn or meadow.
- The rind of bacon or pork.
I thought it was quite amusing, given the context.
Warning mesage from Apple
Not very helpful, being after the fact. I wonder what the Pentagon thinks?
Even US generals have realised BlackBerries are uncool
Or just looked at his MONDAINE wristwatch
Like the one I've had for years.
It has an infinite number of rounded corners, y'know.
Watching TV feels like...
Alex's 'treatment' in A Clockwork Orange.
Re: Best (stolen from the internet) Comet joke so far:
It doesn't matter what the price is, they simply never had the right products in the first place. Went in last weekend ahead of any sale and looked at laptops, tablets, printers, cameras, TVs, washing machines, cookers, fridge/freezers, vacuum cleaners, deep-fat fryers, can openers,.... didn't have the right brand/model or was old stock -- three year old MacBook Pro anyone?
That said, to prove us both wrong, parents went back after their kettle died and bought a new (good) one cheaper than anywhere online. There again, it had been marked down multiple times and never underestimate my mum's ability to spot a genuine bargain.
But the reality is more like one potential customer I overheard complaining that he'd previously seen a TV for sale for less then the new sale price just a month or so ago. Staff couldn't help - 'Sorry, I can't help you -- I only work here' and walked off. Perhaps understandable in the circumstances but sadly no change from how they behaved anyway. Not to mention the deceptive "30% off RETAIL PRICE" posters - when on earth were the items offered at that price and who would have bought them anyway?
<-- Yep, wallet still firmly in pocket.
Courtesy of 1 Infinite Loop.
Personally, I find "three spare pairs of underpants and socks" rather excessive.
And mother is still here, in the cellar.
Did they deliberately use this font just to rub Apple's nose in it or will Apple just smugly cite it as another reason the judges don't know what they are on about? And shurley it should have been Arial Rounded in any case.
Re: Lets face it
Yes, and you'd have been doing so since Monday... that would almost qualify you to work for El Reg X)
Re: Where I live.
Same here, they might even share half a shed each - can't really remember because although I practically walk past quite frequently I do just that, walk past. I'm sure I wouldn't even notice if they closed down.
Re: Where on earth can you still get a spare 500 MB drive?
Gut one of these:
Trade you for your 8"!
"Limbo", especially the audio
See http://limbogame.org/ (winner of a 'Best Horror' award from IGN).
More about the audio here:
("How easily the ‘nothingness’ – the ‘notional silence’ – could have been tromped on and thereby the intensity and involvement diminished.")
"Workers on the boat even got given specially engraved iPod nano's"
What is this, Foxconn-style wages?
Re: Oh dear, I see a logical progression from Anonymous and viruses
"Really incredibly obvious terrorists" aka R.I.O.T.
Good job we have 007 to see off this new threat to our liberties.
Re: when did the role of Prime Minister turn into
With his mentor, Blair.
Mere crumbs of comfort,
for actually finding the place.
Perhaps iOS6 Maps is actually a bonus here?
Order now to avoid disappointment...
By actually playing with one first.
<-- Puts wallet back in coat.
I hope it is as successful as Southwest One
Because that's going well:
(And El Reg's take on the whole sorry matter: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/03/ibm_somerset_council_dispute/)
Actually, the 4004 is mentioned but not by name.
On p34, Poor says: "And Ted Hoff [Intel] had this 4-bit calculator chip he was building, designing for a Japanese firm."
As for what became the 8008, On p35 Poor goes on to say:
"It was an external design. I mean, we were in no position to dictate how it would be implemented internally."
[...] "they [Intel] took that-- they came-- and then there was some give and take. They came back
with some changes and some ideas. I can't tell you who was finally responsible for the design. I mean,
there were so many people in the act."
Intel eventually implemented an 8-bit design but by then, as you say, a Computer Terminal Corporation's 1-bit MSI implementation was already in production in the 2200.
I do like what Poor says about Intel's 'spec' for this (p33):
"And we kind of merged what Harry and I had done with what they wanted. They wanted-- they had an idea. They want-- they had done some "market research". <laughs> They said they wanted a machine that had the same footprint exactly as a Selectric typewriter, the same keyboard layout as a Selectric typewriter, the same feel. They wanted a screen that had the same dimensions for character size and spacing as the type on a Selectric typewriter. "