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Re: Amid the predictable puerile jokes....
> Can we please at least ask why this app and "wearable device" are aimed exclusively at women
Microsoft engineers are clearly trying to understand women in the only way they know how. I've heard there's a related project underway at NASA.
Guilt by Coincidence
By the Law of Truly Large Numbers, it's only a matter of time before some innocent gets identified as an "associate" of a terror group merely by a coincidence of cell tower usage, and then gets permanently banged-up in Guantanamo.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi had it bad enough, but if it happened again today, he'd never get to speak to a lawyer.
I'd more than welcome an iPad Pro, with an SD-slot, a USB socket or two, and a replaceable battery. It wouldn't hurt for Apple to treat at least a part of their market as adults.
Yeah, I know, it's never going to happen.
Re: What kind of batteries will these drones using
Indeed. I think Amazon would have more success with delivery-by-trebuchet.
That "quadcopter decapitation"
That "quadcopter decapitation" story would appear to be an amalgamation of two different stories:
1) a guy in Brooklyn who managed to kill himself with this own radio-controlled helicopter (note, not quadcopter);
2) a small drone (Phantom quadcopter) which crashed onto the streets of Manhattan injuring no-one.
That's not to say that Amazon PrimeAir quadcopters ploughing through the New York crowds won't kill a few people. But it hasn't happened yet.
And since the whole concept is anyway about as realistic as Waterstones' delivery-by-owl proposal, I don't think it's very likely going to happen either.
Re: I was expecting ...
Next time get yourself some IEC 60331 fire-rated cables!
As for not getting paid enough to burn stuff ... is this the site that hosts BOFH or what?
I was expecting ...
I was expecting a graph of disk temperature over time, drawn from the live SNMP log ...
What happened to that?
> The closest Bates has come to running anything like Microsoft was running various operations at Cisco, where he was in charge of $20,000 budget and 12,000 staff.
I'm guessing that should be $20[b|m]illion ... ? $20k wouldn't keep 'em in paperclips.
Re: Bah humbug
But to be fair, it was already "an excuse to spend, eat & drink too much" long before Christmas was invented.
Praise where it's due
I commend our Brazilian friends for their ceaseless efforts to discover new species through the process of deforestation. I feel confident that one day, perhaps some day soon, they will have catalogued every single animal that used to live there.
> People are easy to scare shi*tless.
Here's an idea
HP should do a Nokia and sell their PC division to Microsoft. MS get some guaranteed market share for their unloved Windows 8 OS, and HP get to concentrate on the profitable business of selling stupidly expensive printer ink.
Re: Revealing sources
If the allegations are doubted, the NSA are probably also recording the PC's webcam view, and keylogging too, whilst the target is surfing his porn. That would add to the believability of the claims.
Re: Sounds more like a US Honeypot trap
>HOW MUCH has Plod cost the UK Taxpayer to watch Assange so far, I wonder?
LiNX?! Are they taking the piss?
In fact, it’s more than likely that Schmidt’s optimistic words will go down in history alongside Bill Gates’ famous declaration back in 2004 that spam would be a thing of the past by 2006.
Hate to tell you this, but for users of Google Mail services, spam has been pretty much a thing of the past since about 2006.
> Guess domains like fc.co.uk will be interesting as will become fc.uk
Equally interesting will be seeing the current owners of f.co.uk and f.org.uk fighting for the right to have f.uk. Neither of them have any put any web presence on their current domains, but I can imagine they might be able to find a use for f.uk.
Another Question ...
What was Apple's share of the profit in the tablet market?
> males exhibit a disproportionate increase in nasal size
And it's not just proportionate to penis size ... ?
You could probably solve your mouse and keyboard problems with a Twiddler. (Astonished to see that they are still on the market. I had one about 15 years ago.)
Re: There ought to be a name for this kind of hubris...
> It needs a name...
Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype
> Rather like a single woman at a swingers club, a unicorn.
By that logic, they could as well call this two-horned unicorn a yeti.
Re: On top of its other problems, already mentioned...
Sounds more like "Sawalha" to me. We should build a shrine for it.
Re: Here's looking at you kid
The next step for Google Glass will be to include technology to enable The Authorities to change the direction of the wearer's head so that They can view "objects of interest".
Here's looking at you kid
The requirement that only US residents may wear Google Glass kit is probably due to the NSA only being allowed to spy on non-US residents. I mean, if only US-residents are wearing Glass - feeding their video streams to the NSA via Google - then it stands to reason that they can only be spying on foreigners, right?
Some might say that the UK is "One Nation Under CCTV", but when the US population is fully equipped with personal CCTV equipment - possibly equipped with NSA backdoor APIs to activate the video stream at will - then the Panopticon will have arrived.
But your point is what, exactly?
You seem to conclude by suggesting we replace the whole of HMG with a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 per person. But that can't really be what you're suggesting, is it? UK government implemented in a vastly distributed VBA macro?
MS versus HMG: My cynicism circuits are overloading here.
Re: “self-healing” bottom
There always seems to be a crack in mine.
Re: Am I misunderstanding?
> The article says it curves *down* at the edges
The Apple iBananaPhone. You know you want it.
Well I Never
I thought forking was supposed to be a problem for open source software projects.
He seems to have United Nations support.
Re: Are we sure...
> But Gallifrey was destroyed!
It was restored from a backup.
Re: Are we sure...
> Photo Albums? Aren't they so... like 19th Century?
Are you accusing me of skeuomorphism?
Re: Are we sure...
> I don't want any NSA bods trying my 'back door
They're probably already sitting on your sofa, leafing through your photo albums.
Welcome to the Panopticon.
Re: hmm HP
It would be the right time for McDonalds to move to HP, because they've just dropped Heinz.
The downside of atheism
In the Good Old Days we could take comfort in believing that such faustian chicanery would, eventually, be punished by the Eternal Fires of Hell. Nowadays it's hard to believe it might even result in the lightest slap on the wrist from a financial regulator.
How much would one have to pay Amazon to bitmine the ransom for the CyptoLocker lads?
Not a BOFH's guide
A BOFH's guide, eh?
If I was Simon Travaglia I'd be pretty pissed of with the use of "BOFH" in the sub-heading of this article.
And if I was the person responsible for writing that sub-heading, I'd now be pretty nervous of coming to a sticky end in a darkened server room / crashing lift / under a falling fire-safe / etc.
What's it for?
a new class of rentable instances for 3D visualizations and other graphics-heavy applications
I think I'm missing something here, because I don't understand who would want to use a cloud-based GPU. Surely the network lag would negate any benefit of the super-fast graphic processing.
The only application I can think of would be something like off-line rendering of CG animated movie scenes or suchlike.
What else? Medical imaging maybe ... ?
Another key thing Fillmore noted from his research was that gaming the system did not require "artists" to have any musical ability whatsoever.
So, this bloke has just reverse-engineered Simon Cowell's business model.
Here's a cold one for you, mate!
Re: Been done.
Replication is good, but improvement is better. I'm expecting The Reg to have been monitoring the CPU and disk temperatures via SNMP through the whole burning experience.
The next step will have FaceBook moving the mouse for you ... and clicking the ads.
Are we confusing cause and effect?
Nobody (much) - including the virus developers community - is developing for W8 because nobody (much) is using it. You don't target an audience which is not there.
Re: Peak Apple
Apple has peaked.
Hmm, I'd question that.
Oh, well, never mind then.
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