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Re: Anecdote doesn't beat evidence
Data can only tell what "happened". It cannot tell what will happen it can only provide a idea of what might happen.
By reading previous trends AND by listening to your clients you can then begin to establish a plan. BOTH items are requjred in order to have a better understanding. They are not mutually exclusive.
Win Win for everyone
Both Samsung and Apple are winners here, they are both gaining a huge amount of publicity, albeit at the expense of each other.
Ï would love to see Koh give both of them a kick up the arse and make them both pay for wasting everyones time. The fines could go to some worthwhile cause.
I must admit to using it, or a derivative, as well, there are graphics routines that I use that would otherwise be too time consuming to write myself.
If my web page takes longer than 0.2 seconds to load I honestly dont care. The kind of audience that I attract don't care either, so speed, or the saving of a few clock ticks, is not the most important criteria.
I really hate that argument that "speed of execution" is everything, in a few cases yes it is important but in many others its Ok to take time. Not everyone wants to be able to run like 100m sprinters some of us like to doddle..... It frees up more time for reflection and unhurried thought.
Carefull - could land them in hot water
If this solution really worked then thoeretically they could run it on the Internet Archive. It would be interesting to know if the results triangulated to a Mythical Secret Terrorist World Domination Underground Hideout or if it simply went to one of the Feds / Silverstein buildings.
[ Black helicopters - what black helicopters, there aint no black helicopters]
That simplifies everything
There was a time when you smply gave your money to the seller.
Now there are 3 men in the middle that will all want paid.
1 : Google or Paypal
2 : Visa or Mastercard
3 : Your Bank
What does UI stand for ?
I smell panic in MS headquarters, if it was meant to be called "Modern UI" they would never have waited so long to market the phrase/idiom. Someone in the marketing department is going to get their arse kicked and quite rightly so..
what does it all really mean
Zuckerberg managed to sell a dream to investors. There is no solid business model, there does not appear to be anything more than a simple pipe dream behind 100 billion dollars and bang goes a couple of pension funds.
The banks and investors should be publically hung for playing with other peoples money in such whimsidasical methods.
The keyword is operators
You really need to understand that Samsung do not control when the "operators" will give their OK to release the updates.......
Re: Its all a spoof
Microsoft have excellent programmers and engineers working for them. They have had the ability make their system extremely difficult to crack many years but they chose not to.
MS having been writing kernels for more than 20 years do you really imagine for a moment that they dont know what they are doing.......
Its all a spoof
Lets see now: Wireshark, ProcMon and Filemon and a lot of patience, on a valid unauthenticated machine, go thru validation process and determine appropriate files, communications, changes etc. Its even easier when virtual machines can be reset. ( Please don't even try to suggest that a process will not be written that can extract the unique serial number form OEM machines)
Scribble, scribble, tap tap, compile my friend compile, et voila, a dummy DLL, quick edit on "hosts" and Bobs your Aunty. OK, everything works but except for being able to update this "special" version of Windows.
Isn't that about the sum of what has been happening for the last 10 years.
Microsoft has a definite advantage by creating a system that can be quickly overturned, a pirate running windows is better than a pirate running Mac/Linux user after all.
PS : I also agree that MS should get paid but they should also produce software at a reasonable price. They would still make a profit at 50% of the current price.
Frustration frustration frustration
When the law-makers have difficulty defining the laws how the hell are we supposed to stand a chance in insuring that we live law-abidingly.
Rules and regulations no longer appear to have any other purpose than ensuring that the populace can be held to account for almost anything that they do. This is turn ensures that the corrupt remain in power.
The iPhone 5 is the solution
Apparently the iPhone5 will have FB integrated and it can also include the infamous "farting apps".
Therefore dear Watson:
A FB user who fires up the farting app whilst doing FB stuff on his iPhone5 will actually be doing the environment a favour by only producing virtual flatulence.
Cats have accounts
I spoke with a colleague at lunch time who explained to me that she created an account specially for her cat......
She and her friends have cat pages on which the "cats" exchange information and images "of other cats". Believe it or not my colleague is university educated, hardworking and methodical. She is definately not the kind of person that I would have imagined creating such a page.
My colleagues and her friends also have their own personal pages.
I wonder how many other Cat / Dogs / Animal pages exist I presume there are equal amounts of pages for Perverts, Fetichistes, Trees, Badgers, Telephones and endless amounts of useless crap.
83 Million false accounts probably doesn't reach anywhere beyond 50 % of the crap / false / useless accounts.
I do not have a FB account so i can't verify the validity of anything FB related, I'll leave that up to the numpties that bought shares.
The Semantics Game
If the keys/backdoors didn't exist then I think it would be safe to assume that the FBI / CIA / NSA would never have allowed RIM into the states.
Whether or not a set of encryption keys actually exist is of no importance, the importance lies in the fact that the communications can indeed be intercepted and read by the powers that be.
Enthusiasm evades everyones expectations
I don't think that any OS has ever created such an unenthusiastic release. The only people that seem truly interested are [¨fill in your own word here , I can't think of anything suitable].
I think that they really need to let Mr "I've got a big heavy chair" Ballmer go. At least Bill Gates has a modicum of Charisma, Ballmer just sweats and brings out products that no one cares about or wants.
Re: just like rolling a six on a dice.
Good to see that at least one person is keeping up :-)
Wouldn't you only need 2 people.
Either they have the same birthday or they don't, it's a 1 in 2 chance, therefore a 50% chance.
RTFA, it's not the mask
It's not the mask that has been registered, it's the logo of the headless ( question marked) man in front of the wreath/world and also the slogan that has been registered.
The registration papers name the buyer and give an address and if Anon are clever they will stalk their prey from a distance and wait....................
They don't forgive, they don't forget.................I wonder if any of them worked in marketing...
Re: "We think the time is right to reimagine email"
That's just marketing speak for saying that they don't have a clue how to invent anything new, so instead they try to rebox existing crap.
I did mention "or one of the other telescopes".
This seems so unbelievable that we can "send a man to the moon" but we can't take a fu****ing picture of the damned thing. Can't we attach that 21Gb Camera to something ?
The companies that truly are great to work for and have an excellent working environment do not need to advertise or market anything, they simply don't need to. Word of mouth and the grapevine soon let you know who's who in the business environment.
It's a bit like MacDonalds constantly "reminding" you how good their burgers are compared to the familly run burger joint that do need to say anything..
Regardless of the analogy, it is difficult to imagine that something is not quite Kosher in any company that needs to express itself in such a manner.
When a company has to tell you how "great" it is to work for them it always carries with it a strong level of doubt. It actually sounds like there are quite a few wankers running the show.
Great coffee - What a stereotypical piece of crap.
Great food - See above.
3 days to work on what you want - Yeah as long as there is nothing more important going on.
Team week - without precision that could be a week at a coal pit.
Sound like they might have a highly volatile workforce.
What a view
That must have been an incredible andrenalin rush the moment he opened to door to that capsule. He was then able to sit on the edge of the door and observe the earth in a manner that only the Astronauts know.
Kudos to Felix. It's a rich mans exercise but still requires a bucket load of courage.
Re: The right tool for the job...
Yes definately agree here. I perform at least 95% of what I do from the GUI. When the GUI is not able to offer the complexity for a given task I will move to the CLI.
There is no "ultimate" method, there is simply the method at hand which gets the job done. I won't argue that either is better, it's a case of both are good and when combined they are great.
It's like the Linux / Windows never ending debate, they are both great tools. You learn to live and adapt to their up and downs. At the end of the day I really don't care which system I use, I have to get the job done and I will always find a method which will allow me to do it.
Any tool is only as good as the person using it.
The nature of the beast
By its very nature the Internet and various Cloud Paradigms are ephemereal. They have the capacity to grow , shrink, modify and completely disappear with the click of a mouse button.
The internet is not a tangible thing, it is akin to thought in that it is dynamic, profoundly large and impossible to cage.
This is not the kind of place that you want to use as an archive for your "private life".
You can here the sound in the admins head as the bell rings and he says to himself: "Ohhhh Fuck, why me....."
Re: Nope don't quite agree
The perspective shows that this is a "none" case, everyone went home because the judge decided that NO FELONY was commited.
Ask yourself why the Judge didn't throw the book at the techie...... You don't have to be Einstein.
Re: A friend of mine...
The physical network may be yours but the information is not.
By the same token the Royal Mail would then be allowed to open up all of your personal mail and your ISP has the right to snoop on all of your online activity.
Most judges won't care whether you hacked a password or sniffed the wire, the intended results are the same.
Nope don't quite agree
This sounds more like the case of a failed marriage rather than industrial espionage.
I would surmise that the Judge understood the situation and dismissed it because the email "hacking", SMS checking was nothing more than a side effect of an already failed relationship/marriage.
Basically this a domestic affair that should never have ended up in court in the first place.
This is the stuff that Talk Shows are made from. Multiple husbands/wifes, presumed mis-treated children, pathetic email "hacking", snooping spouses SMSs, spouse doesn't come home one night. How much worse can it get...
This doesn't belong on the register, it belongs on the Jerry Springer/Opera Winfrey show....
At the very least a whiff of some new hacking technique or social engineering skill would have been welcome.... Is the Daily Mail available, every morning, on everyones desk, at El Reg ?
The article discusses both good and bad points about Windows8. He is not saying the W8 is bad, only that it is bad on the desktop.
I am not advocating W8 here but the article is actually a clear resume of what W8 is and what it is not.
Kudos to the writer even though El Reg commentards have stated all of this for several months now.
Conflict of Interest
Corporate entities enforce strict password policies, 3 level complexity, rapid expiration, non use of previous passwords etc..... This is obviously a step ion the right direction.
On-line sites know that enforcing such policies would become catastrophic in terms of Development, Implementation and Service Desk ( helpline) calls. Here starts the conflict of interest, making the site safer for the public at the risk of losing them through complexity.
People also need to stop writing their life stories/histories/credit card details all over the bloody web. Limit the number of on-line sites they use and take responsibility for their actions. Ignorance is not an excuse.......
There are numerous little programs, Keepass being a very popular one, which help with the creation and storage of passwords. Might not be perfect but it is very simple to use and allows anyone to create and use complex passwords and thereby, hopefully, help alleviate potential risk..
Re: I may be a bit simple here but.....
It can't be the annual contracts as Windows 8 is not yet available even to the corporates.
Maybe it's just an internal budget thing whereby they were alloted 2 Billion for the dev and only used 1.5.
I agree it's kinda strange ....
Re: PC sales decline is based on longevity of hardware.
Jake runs DOS 6.22, loves Norton Commander and is hoping that one day he will be able to eradicate Interrupt conflicts between his Sound Blaster Clone and his Hercules video card.
The large rubber ball on the mouse has lost too much diameter for the little hair covered plastic rollers to have any effect on the cursor position, as we can imagine Jake is extremely efficient with the keyboard.
If it wasn't for the Interrupt conflict Doom 1 would almost be running correctly but thats OK because Jake hasn't quite finished playing Zork yet but is hopeful that one day he will leave the caves.
Why should he change an 8 year old laptop. With a little luck his Chiropractor will offer him a rebate this year.
4 kg of laptop is starting to make him "list" a little.
Bing is proof that money cant buy you everything and that bad market analysis will take you nowhere. It's not a spin doctor that they need, it's a bloody miracle.
No problem - Easy Solution
Today they are called Torrents tommorrow they will be called Smorrents - ad infinitum !!!!!!!!!
Google will eventually be forced to stop autocompletion all together.
By the way is Bing also required to do the same thing.
What's next ?
Will they also blur the faces of ugly, stupid people, short people , red heads, hairy armed people, people that wear green shirts. The list could go on forever.
Society is becoming pathetic with its "lets protect the innocent" campaign. There is a point in time when the protection actually becomes a constraint for everyone else.
I regret that there are no political parties that want to stand up and fight for a society without all this nanny state false protectionist shit.
Politicians and law makers are becoming pathetic.........
If Anonymous truly exist then why are they so public about what they do ?
Re: Ye Typo
In France the same principal exists with Tu and Vous.
Tu = Informal ( When speaking to children , friends and usually parents).
Vous = Formal ( strangers, professionals, tutors, etc and sometime ones Parents).
There still remain times when it is uncertain but an unwritten principal goes along the lines of : When you have shared a meal together/got drunk together at least once, then you can begin to Tutoyer ( Use the Tu version).
Et voila....c'est tout
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