Re: If they want to make it child friendly ...
Yes definately, beccause we all know that those pedia files are not good for childre.
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Yes definately, beccause we all know that those pedia files are not good for childre.
>This would have cost the US trillions
Wrong way round, it would generate trillions in new business.
>What's the difference between basic and standard aside from price?
Just as you are bending down to get shafted they politely ask if you would prefer the basic or the standard.
Apparently the basic lasts for slightly less time the standard..
>Microsoft has two packages; Basic and Standard. Basic is aimed at people who are light users and costs $10 a month for 40 hours access, with overage charges that are capped at $17 per user per calendar month.
17 * 12 = $204 per year or $612 over a 3 year Office lifecycle. Pretty much on par with actually purchasing the software.
That is neither cheap nor wonderfull at least not whilst free alternatives are available and certainely not when considering that this is a "rental" scheme whereby you have nothing in your possession at the end of it.
MS Office is one of those applications that hasnt changed in years, I would hazard a guess that 95% of users are still using the same 99% of functionality that we have been using for the last 10 years.
If I had bought Office 2003 in 2003 I would have paid around $300 at would still have had access to the same funcitonality that I use today.
If I had rented Office 2003 since that date I would now have paid $2244.....( Ok it would have been a bit cheaper at the time but the comparison still stands).
Which of these 2 models do you believe MS prefers...
Some of these televisions are probably a lot smarter than the meatbags sitting in front of them.
( I don't have a TV so it is easy to scorn those that do, the opposite is a bit more difficult )
And today that might read "Might contain some traces of natural food".
>not been to a gallery lately then?
In that case, and since it's Friday, it might actually be the very first represention of the PHB, quickly scribbled down by the PFY as he awaited the BOFH to finish telling the local police that he had seen someone sodomising a wooly mammoth and that they had managed to do a quick artists impression on this inside of a shell.
How do they know that this particular shell wasn't actually eaten, or at least rolled around in a shark's mouth,hence causing the scratches and was later picked up by Homo Erectus as he strolled along the beach looking for shiny things.
The story does appear to be a little bit far fetched.
It appears today that investors are prepared to invest in nothingness. If UBER goes titsup, then there is no product left behind which could be used to at least cover a tiny part of the losses, nope all that is left is nothingness.
The lawyers and the traders will be happy as they never lose, they always get their commision regardless of the outcome.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that most of these deals have no other intention other than to make a quick buck, ( lots and lots of quick bucks) at the expense of the investors. When looking for a culprit begin to look at who profits from the crime !!
I would not consider this as capitalism at work but more likely as organised theft.
So Windows 7 is actually the real winner with a more than a 3 point increase. Win8 is obviously only being "installed" throught the pruchase of preinstalled machines..
Microsoft wins regardless but it does show the confidence that business has with MS at the moment.
MS cannot continue for ever with this MO, I am not convinved that Satya is the man to take them out of this situation though.. Satya is more of a puppet figure, he will please the shareholders for a short time but they will soon become bored and want some real action to take place.
It will take a major visionary to change things, definately not a Steve Ballmer or a Tim Cook , more of a someone with the business acumen of Bill Gates, a squeezing of Jony Ive and the balls of Rocco Siffredi.
So it appears that there are 2 schools of thought to my simple question.
1 : Ground level wind - It would take a might wind to move a mass of 21 tonnes and as I mentioned I do nto believe that hurricane forces were in effect.
2 : High altitude wind : Ok this I can understand more but surely by the time it reaches that altitude it already has gained a lot of momentum. I would therefore have consider that the wind would have little effect.
I could be and probably am wrong on both hypotheses.
As for the downvoters and itchy fingers, believe me I have far more downvotes than many have upvotes... My skin is thick, it has to be, I am not intelligent enough to survive by any others means.
Honest question. Why would something this large suffer from the wind.
I presume by wind that they don't mean a hurricane or force 5 blasts, which would lay down more obvious reasons.
Mea culpa, je pense en Francais instead of thinking in English...
Appendice est la bonne terme en Francais and as correctly corrected by our dear Grammar Nazi should have been "Appendage" when writing English.
I have spoken French for more years than I have English now and I am currently at a state where I no longer realise which is correct, due to them both being correct.... ( I am a native English speaker but have spent more years abroad than I have in the UK). It's not a good excuse, it's just the reason.
"I feel that certain tasks are much easier "the other way round"."
As mentioned only "certain" tasks are easier : explanation
Traditionally the fork, as far my parents led me to believe anyway, is held in the left hand, I prefer the right as I feel it is the most articulate/agile/precise hand. Hence I also use the mouse right handed and "kept" my watch on the right hand. All of this I find to be very consistent.
Appendice not Appendix , lol
Initially that particular appendix was to be named the "Jony Knob" but apparently the shareholders couldn't agree on what a Jony was...
Another nomination was "the wee button on the side", but Jock MacTavish was just given a hard stare for his lacklustre, yet correct suggestion.
The 2nd tier marketing department were also slapped for their suggesion of "The most unbelievably amazing , magically shiny, magnificantly superb bringer of untold riches, 360° circular infinite adjustment device". The shareholders weren't actually capable of retaining that many words in one sentence.
I think that one of the reasons for which I gave up a watch was due to the fact the I wear it on my right wrist, which is the same side as my mouse hand... The watch strap/buckle would rub/click/clank on the desk, catch on the mousepad ( if anyone still remembers what they are) and generally be a damned nuisance.
And no, before anyone makes the obvious statement, I refuse to wear it on the left hand, just as I won't/refuse/do not want to eat with a fork in my left hand.
I am not left handed, it is just that personally I feel that certain tasks are much easier "the other way round".
It's hard to imagine why there will be any winners. The more gTlds that exist, the further the markets are divided into niches and hence lowers inherent value.
What's next .footballleague1, .footballleague2, .footballleague3 etc
>The CEO also promised great things for the forthcoming Windows 10 operating system launch.
Forget the "great things" and just add "security" on a serious level. Make Windows 7 a little bit lighter on resources ,a la W8, throw in a Linux level of security, give the interface a less flat, less blinding my eyes look ( same goes for Office). and everyone will be satisfied.
I would rather see improvements on the existing rather than more poor efforts to create new. In the workplace we need solid, not shiny...
>expanded on his cloud strategy to get Microsoft apps on every internet-equipped device on the planet.
This is going to be an area where they will fail miserably. MS Embedded anything has never managed to win anyones hearts, and certainely not whilst the likes of Linux remains free...
Question : Nadella will receive $90 million per year, what exactly is required of a man for whom the shareholders are prepared to pay almost $2 million per week ?
>If it takes you 3 tries, and "today’s artificial intelligence technology can solve even the most difficult variant of distorted text at 99.8 per cent accuracy" - then does that mean you're actually not a human?
Unfortunately, it means that he is just and only that, human......
>"instincts" and "raison d'etre" emerged from evolved intelligence. I see no reason why it could not emerge from intelligence given an artificial start to its existence.
I would argue that "instincts" and "raison d'etre" are not related to evolved intelligence but instead are simply part of our genetic sauce just as much as the automatism of breathing. They are part and part of the "survival" toolkit.
The fundamental difference betwen an inorganic being and an organic one lies in it "instincts" and it's "raison d'etre"..
Due to the fact that we don't understand what instincts are or how they are governed we will never be able to create an algorithm which mimics them.
Human Beings,for the most part, do not know why they have a "will to live" but they instinctivly do. That desire to live has the incredible capacity to push us through the most ardous of tasks or challenges and allows us to endure unbelievable circumstances and also to progress.
I do not for a moment beleive that this can be transmitted to a bag of nuts and bolts.
The "raison d'etre" has no function within AI, why would we want to give a robot the desire to live and imagine the dangers if we ever managed to do this. Aldous Huxley's Robots of Dawn presented this very paradox.
Neural networks are a lot more complicated than simply a series of synaptic junctions connected together. We don't fully understand how we work, it is then impossible that we could transmit information that we simply do not have.
I digress though, if we ever manage to dominate the above functions/instincts that I guess that it would spell the end of humanity.
Trite response on your behalf which far outweighs mine, you didn't even bother to try to make an alternative solution. Troll me not...
If you understood my comment you can read behind the lines and get to the crux of the matter. People have to stop relying on others and get back to relying on themselves.
This fucking nanny state attitude is really going too far. You cannot and will not change human nature, you may hide it or wrap it up in something else but you will not change it. Stop expecting others to take care of your problems.
You're right, teachers can no longer hit children, so what do they do now, they throw them out the class. The child is now deprived of his eductation, great.. That's not really a solution now is it, and it certainely does not resolve the fact the the "child" is problematic in the first place, which is an issue that you as a parent must address.
If you accept that your child can use social networks, then grow some balls and take responsibility for your actions. Teach your child instead of expecting it to be done for you.
If your child can't create a social network for themselves then be a good parent and do it for them.
Will they also hand out badges to people " I am not a bully"...with little flowers and smilies on it.
FFS it's time for these damed politicians to grow up.. NO ONE NEEDS to use social networking, it is a personal choice to sign up and use it, and we all know the inherent dangers.....
We are meatbags and from day one on this damned planet we have played at the "Survival of the strongest" game.. Social networking is no different.
If you don't want bullied, don't use it or invent your own "private" network....
Bullies will not go away.......I can handle a fair amount of flak from others which someone else might not be capable of. Whereas I don't feel bullied you might... There is no utimate definition of what a Bully is and it is simply impossible to make rules about such practices.
It existed when I was at school and I believe that it still exists regardless of what silly rules have been put in place.... Unfortunately it is human nature that is simply not going to go away....
Understand what it is, learn to define what it means to you and more importantly learn how to avoid it... basic rules of life.....
As an aside, I just learned, courtesy of the Urban Dictionary, that an "Obamalamadingdong" is actually a description for someone who goes round ringing doorbells and promoting Obama.
The word has a very onomatopoeiac ring to it......
[Far better than the old "Ding Dong Avon calling" of yore]
In order to cover the losses on Windows 8 a solution has now been found...
Coming up, one very unkind analogy :
When a vetinary has very little business, or has lost a lot on trying to promote a new product, all that he needs to do is poison the local water supply. The farmer will have no other choice than to pay hansomely in order to save his animals......
W8 has no true bearing on the market, it is un unwanted system that is being installed by the few people that don't understand that "choice" is something they can have. W8 is a dead in the water.
What is far more important is the trend that will be created with Windows 10 ( W10 - ie : the North Kensington Edition - hint - look up London postal areas in order to understand ).
Windows 7 is rock solid and appears to be "relatively" secure. Hopefully W10 will provide the extra effort required to make it seriously secure.
The problem I see with W10 though is that it will become synonymous with Office 201x ( >= 2013) and the various Office Web editions which for the moment are unliked ( those interfaces make ones eyes scream). MS have to come back down to earth and fire the bloody interface designers that they have had of late.....
I really can't imagine where the Tablet market is going though as it does have an influence on the PC market.
[Relatively = in relation to previous MS efforts]
Except that Google aren't doing this for humanitarian or altruistic reasons, they are in it for the financial potential...
I believe that Google glass has its place but not as a mass market product. At it's best it is a very niche product, at it's worst it is a gadget.
>Try asking a US bank for an IBAN
Did someone forget to tell the USA that we have been in the Digital Age for quite some years already ?
Here is the real problem
"Health care costs are ballooning in much of the western world".
Is the solution justified by wearing a "tracking" bracelet, I do not think so..
Why not simplify the health care, reduce the paperwork, build more streamlined hospitals, stop selling fat sugary drinks, etc etc etc Attack the problem at it's base rather than pretend to provide "big data" solutions to problems that can be tackled in so many other ways.
> if lawyers can be called an investment.
Bottomless pit might be a better definition
>My legal team has recently resigned because I ran out of money after spending $10m to try and defend myself.
If the guy went to jail for three years he would have saved $10 Million, $3Million per year is not too shabby.
Alternatively, he could have bought a nice house in the Scottish highlands, called himself Douglas MacDougal, disappeared from public life and still had a lot of change left over.
DotCom = minus 10 Million and nothing to show for it.
The Lawyers = plus 10 Million , new Porsches or have upgraded to >20m yachts.
A plate has only one eternal corner, I don't know if the patent covers any less than 4.
>Why would an e-fag have anything other than power pins in the usb connection
Simply because they can or because one of the existing superpowers/badguys/Russian hackers will do anything to introduce Regin/Stuxnet or equivalants into any/all machines....
Or maybe even Marlboro, Lucky Strike etc did it on order to present subliminal messages to the luser that cigarettes are good for you and ecigarettes are bad..
Their web filters are obviously not configured to deal with the dangers of secondhand smoking.
@VinceH, that definately makes a change from pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
[PS : If you go a googling Vinces' references it is important to note that it might/will return a NSFW result..lol.... it made me laugh]
>So, tell us about the fanny.
I can't really judge from the article but there appears to be 2 possible cases
1 : Something is required in order to pack the fanny.
2 : The fanny will be used to pack something else.
In either case those rounded corners will probably be far more welcome that sharp pointy ones..
>Working on the move has become most people's normal way of operating
Faffing about on the move has become most people's normal way of operating
Surprised to see that BitSync is not on the list. I know it is relatively new but I thought it would have been there.
There is a reason that those T&Cs are written in legalese and it's all about moving responsibility from the company to the user when the inevitable shit hits the fan. In other words they are simply protecting their own interests.
Just out of interest which OS ?
>Is someone the EU Parliament suggesting Regin was an EU state export? Either the article or the MEP is missing something.
I think that what they are worried about is that they know how good it is and that it is being used against them, ironic if the creators really are the GCHQ..
>peazip in my experience was horrible, would rather 7zip anyday!
For the moment I agree, 7Zip is definately better.
I installed it recently as an alternative to 7Zip but I cannot find the means of Password Encrypting the created zip files. Is it possible ?
Notepad++ a must for any Admin
Paint.net as JDX mentioned was unfortunately not in the list.
BitTorrent client works extremly well ( dont ask).
Keepass ( Another must have)
Where exactly is the Flux Capacitor ?
No idea who that woman is and to be honest she is not an important figure so I don't knwo why should would be known.
>It told stakeholders: "The more time people spend with our product, the more likely they are to become paying subscribers."
That's not the kind of phrase that would encourage me to invest in Spotify, confidence does not appear to reign here...
After reading through the article and the amount of risk mentioned, it is extremely difficult to imagine anything bright about the future for Spotify.
>The opportunities and possibilities are huge and many will be looking to Google to help draw out the future.
Well someone will have to explain them to me because for the life of me I can't imagine how any can possibly "increase" upon the existing marketing vectors.
We are already permamnantly bombarded with publicty and marketing, without drilling directly into the brain I dont see how it can be further increased just by using some domain names.
In Grenoble the Mayor is removing all of the publicity panels from the town, I hope that the idea spreads all over France.
Magnesium casing with a red button
Apparently Jasper allows for lude/rude/suggestive remarks in the article but not in the comments..