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Re: Prior Art
You do know what LSD is the acronym for ?
I was doing this 30 years ago with pre-existing technology.. It was total immersion, with fantastic characters and unusual, read weird, story lines. The sounds were amazing and it was a full body experience. I could extremely portable and it didn't cost a fortune.
What was this fantastic technology known as you ask : Lysergics I would respond.
Re: Frankly speaking Khaptain if anyone is doing their banking............
As much as I agree with you, I digress that banking was a little bit extreme. But I can easilly imagine them logging into Github accounts, email accounts and possibly testing VPN connections which would be valid scenarios for testing.
Key Strikes Yes - Letters NO
I can understand the need to see how often the Ctrl, Alt, Alt GR and the Windows Key are pressed and even the ensemble of letter keys but I do not see the need to store or collect the individual letter keys.
This is simply wrong. This cannot be justified, we already know which words and letters are the most common, these are already established facts.
Letters include, Passwords, user names, bank codes etc... simply unjustifiable. And when people know this they will change their habits which will skew MS results...
Alsi if MS are doing it,m then the haxors will follow, they will simply hook and chain these "accepted" procedures.... fail.
Re: "It catches my scruff in the seam"
Alternatively, if the aforementioned scruff had been of the "nasal capillary" variety...
Please advise on the difference betwen the definition of the word "New" and the word "Repackaged"..
Compliance .... aaaaaarrrrgrggggghhhhhhh
Anyone that works for any reasonably large sized corporate structure knows only to well what compliance means.
1 : Pray that no-one actually looks into the company ERP/Database and find the table that holds the "unencrypted" cards numbers... Shh no-one knows they are there...
2 : Filling out compliance forms stating that things are 100% secure because the contrary will mean a hell of a lot of work to resolve, improve, modify.....and no sponsoring
3 : Agree that compliance is necassary but cry about the lack of funds/fte's in order to bring systems up to date.
4 : That cringing feeling when you see your ISMs number or email address pop up on the screen...
5 : Hope that your department is not the one that gets picked by the quality control office....
Re: Windows 7 with a flat theme
I do not know many people that consider W7 as being Non-Responsive. Those under the hood enhancements are indeed welcome but they will not interest JoePublic, they are far more interesting to the IT crowd.
Personally I can't really see what advantage I will obtain from 10 over 7. Personaly I am almost finished moving to a complete Linux environment but I have to keep up with MS for professional reasons. Windows 10 will not have enough on offer to sway my decision.
Windows 7 with a flat theme
The article is interesting; it shows that MS have almost nothing new that will stir up new media frenzy...
Honestly it read as though they have backstopped, ripped out what people didn't like, almost everything W8 related and simply left a couple of tiles here and there for good measure.
I am not complaining, W8 had a light footprint, hopefully 10 will retain this. But on the whole it just looks like W7 with a flat theme. (This flat scheme and colours thing is really off-putting and really not encouraging).
All very lacking really.
What about Gartner's results
According to Gartner, Windows 10 will become the next best thing since the invention of fire. And because it is so wondefull , PC sales will fly throught the roof, everyone will buy 3 tablets, own 2 iWatches and have at least 4 connected 3D full wall TVs with every single electronic item in your house wired to the Internet of Things. All of this because market trending tells you so.....
You think this sounds like bollocks, well have a read at Gartners view on W8 ( dated 2012)
The only valid thing they said about Windows 8 wat that is changes Windows as we know it. They couldn't have been closer to the truth.... except that it was for the worse
Poeple actually pay this company for it "analysis" of markets.......
Re: GAZZA'S been researching this for years...
>Gérard Depardieu however could be more capable of it, but he only seems to want to drink wine.
I am sure that he is probably quite happy to down a pint or two of some of those tasty Belgian beers. I am heading of to Brussels next week and looking forward to our pre-meeting rdv, in the pub where else.
Re: Enable clipboard on the command prompt?
Open a command prompt window.
Click Top left corner for the menu
Enable QuickEdit Mode
Now you can easily select text with the mouse and just hit enter to copy the text to the clipboard( obviously once in the clipboard you can paste into any other application)
Select and copy text from any other application then click on the command prompt window and Right Click ( it will perform a paste)
All of the above can also be done using the Menu->Edit-commands if QuickEdit is not active.
Re: Can't wait
In linux definately.....in windows not a lot except for breaking out of batch files.
Re: Can't wait
Must admit I didn't read it as sarcastic the first time either but now that you mention it yes it probably is.
It's easy to read as though they were being serious though, since it is not obvious how to use clipboard support within a command window due to it not using the standard ctrl-c, ctrl-v shortcuts..
This is something that I really do not understand either, the desktop is meant to be representative of our real-world physical desks. These tiles do not represent anything on my desk, they are not a natural evolution of anything that I currently use or require. They appear to be a solution looking for a problem rather than a functional fullfulment of particular requirement.
The tiles, in my personal oopinion are distractions, I wouldn't want a 5 ou 6 little whirly gig things, or flashing lights on my real desktop, so why would I want these.
The tiles are geared at the consumer rather than the worker. ie they are counter-productive and generally of very little added value for business.
Edit : After clicking submit I saw LDSs comment above, interesting to see the 2 opposing views..
Synology users Ok
Just had a quick check, My Synology box is running Busybox with 'ash' shell so glad not to be amongst the shell shocked hit list of potential targets...
Re: Real or imaginary
So we have a 48 year born on Aprils Fools day that smashes goats nuts for a living. With an income of 50K we can safely assume that his middle class status affords him some small luxurys or hobbies.
So we have an age group, a profession , we can only pray that he is a qualifed Vet and we have a location. We also have at least one hobby, perusal AND participation on the El Reg forums, so we can assume that he also has a modicum of humour..
Given the location and age we might start by offering some Yachting activity related publicity, golf clubs, some nice nikon binos in case he is an avid bird watcher - proximity to nature reserve or even some 4*4 vehicules with which he can visit aforementioned future Eunuchs, thereby appealing to his masculine side. (or even some new Nike trainers due to proximity of what appears to be the longest pier in existance.)
There appears to be several small farms, zoo and parks within a reasonable distance so lets presume that the "subject" travels to and from these location for professional purposes. A nice little GPS unit, a set of tires, breakdown assurance, why not....
Now what else could we serve up to a man that handles goats nut on a daily basis..... whilst remaining legal...
Burn baby burn
Quick question : do lithium batteries, or whatever they use now, leak acid.... maybe that burning sensation isn't the clap after all. The iProne 6+ does have a rather large battery after all.
Hamburg Uber Alles
Interesting case, I would like to see the Hamburgers win this but without the backing of the rest of Europe, I am not sure that it will go very far.
Ah-ha, we have found El Reg's first salirophiliac .
LinkedIn : You have to pay to access the "Professional" features.. I get nice little email reminders from time to time....
LinkedIn do have a revenue stream though, employers...
Re: TOM CRUISE ?
Yes, I agree with the majority of your reply but the point that I wished to relay was the following.
In it's simplest form if you believe in the existence of a Entity then the only relevant point for any argument is the fact that you believe in the existence of a Entity. The interpretation or the related dogma might change between the religions but essentially they share the fact in the belief that an entity exists. What they all commonly call "faith".
The objectivity being based on this shared idea of an entity existances rather than of the particular details.
* Man's ignorance of the universe gave rise to the existance of entities as we couldn't explain various phenomena. ( there were far more in the earlier years - strange the all just disappeared - we did keep their names for days of the week though etc).
* Man's susceptibility gave rise to religion, as it was easy to accept a ready made solution and reasoning. And it just so happens that it is much easier to control a population through these means- it made the churches very very rich . Although religion is not the only user of this kind functionality it does prey on one of man's weakness'.
All religions, that I know of, seem to share these points. Therefore, in my reasoning, if your beleive in one religion you should objectively believe in them all. Although as Dan states correctly it certainely doesn't work out quite so smoothly....
Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?
>No, teaching children to be religious is wrong. Teaching them about religion should be mandatory.
Shouldn't it therefore simply be included in a Philisophy or historical lesson. It might be interesting to learn that people were once indoctrinated to believe in some kind of mythical super being...... but it should end there.
Religion is not a skill set upon which we can rely as we move through this mortal coil, there are far better tools available than that. If kids were not taught about Religion it would simply disappear from contemporary society and I certainely do not believe that it would become a handicap for them, quite the contrary
Religion today is just another marketing tool..
Re: One Mistake
Evolution does not rely on "time" as a factor... it relies merely on the continual and infinite change that naturally occurs. We are simply "les fruits d'hazard" and let's not forget that we continue to evolve, it just happens a lot slower than we imagine.
Man does not like to believe that has no purpose and that he serves no purpose.. Nature on the other does not have this problem. Evolution will continue long after mankind, and all the imaginary deitys have long since left this moment in the universe.
Re: TOM CRUISE ?
Scientology is not really any different to the other religions. If you believe in one religion then objectively you should believe in them all.
L Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer, need I say more.
Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?
Teaching religion to children is wrong, full stop.
Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?
Philosophically speaking : Religion is a means by which some find a rationality to their lifes, and for others a means by which they can escape their fear of death.
Religion is not a thing, it is an untangible mental process.
Science, which is nature, a tangible thing, provides the platform, man's mind, upon which Religion or God can temporarily exist. Man is after all temporary.
Religion is nature's reminder that we are still very, very ignorant about the universe.
Re: I hear a rumour
We should ask Eadon about that.
Which is worse ?
a : The arseholes that steal and flog the pics.
b : The silly wanker that is paying for the pics and therefore encourages those in answer a:
Re: Name not important
Windows 8 did matter, there were Billions spent on it preparing for the future. We might laugh about every second version being the good version but I am sure that MS did not on this occasion.
If you were a MS Shareholder how would you feel. Short term outlook, pretty damned misreable.
You are correct that Business is not looking at W8 and effectively most have just finished their migration to W7, myself included. But W9 is coming out sooner than expected and W10 is still a wet dream..
Personally I would not like to be responsable for the W9 strategy, can you imagine how hot some of the boardroom meetings must have been recently. Especially when MS have put a HUGE effort into the "W8 - one system to rule them all project".. Let's not even mention RT huh....
We have about 3 to 5 years before business will move again and meanwhile MS Shareholders are going to become very impatient. What is going to be sold in the next 3 to 5 years, pipedreams and a renewed TIFKAM or a rehashed W7.... That''s not what I call a very bright looking mid term.
I truly regret that MS don't have a real competitor in this market because I would have bet my house on their competitor gaining huge ground after these recent fiascos.
Name not important
They are in such a shithole that the name alone is certainely not going to be the game changer.
The might as well call it Windows Last Attempt or the Final Edition..
How about a €20 reduction for those that promise not to use their phone.
I wonder how long it will take before we see the first picture of a pilot on the phone whilst taking of or landing... Hi darling you'll never guess what I am doing single handedly.
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
1 : The Illuminati - It's obviously a conspiracy anyway.
2 : The Vatican - Being God's right hand man he must be able to protect us ( just not the condom kind of protection).
3 : The Mafia ( Same house as N°2 , just on different levels - although they have a no women AND a no children policy ).
4 : The White House - Thinking Obama with an loaded 100 round AK47 here - he'll show the way.
5 : Bono - A mixture of Jesus Christ and Chuck Norris, the difference being that Chuck knows it's only cinema.
Simply excellent competition, I thoroughly envy not being in a position to participate in these kinds of events. Huge learning opportunity, lots of nice gadgets to "play" with and to top it off an excellent choice of missions requiring some good logic, quick thinking and all that mixed in with a nice dose of utility.
Kudos to all concerned.
Maids a milking
Seems like both MS and Apple are having some V8 problems. Just wait ill they get to 13.
Re: Thrown the book at them
>"pubic hanging"? That seems a particularly nasty punishment.
And quite appropriate considering the heinous nature of the crime..... see comment above
Re: They made a public threat over the internet.
@AC They made a public threat over the internet.
Calm down dear, Yes, they did, but we are not talking "murder" here, they threated to publish a "presumed" nude selfie, which we don't even know exists... not quite the end of the world...
Thrown the book at them
And bring back pubic hanging, scribbling and thirding and all the other sorts of terrible things. Or alternatively force them to use Windows 8 with an imprecise low battery bluetooth mouse. Make them eat English breakfasts 3 times a day whilst drinking cold Italien ristrettos.
Publicity stunts can be fun whilst retaining a sense of humour but this one went just a little too far. (and now they are trying desperately to wriggle out of their shitty situation).
I wonder if 4chan will also sue them. ( I presume that dear Emma's lawyers are already writing up the initial draft)
Re: I've been tempted to do my own PARIS project
I once saw a flying pig in a Pink Floyd concert so technically something must be possible.
What happens when
Madame heads of into London for brunch with Marie-Joelle Smithers, jumps into the Range and throws her new shiny shiny Apple 6 thingy onto the dashboard.. Driving down a rather bumpy A road, the shiny shiny slides along the dashboard, tilts a little and the aforementioned lasers take a new route directly into Madame's rather sensitive eyes..........
Shirley Apple actually invented physics, was God not actually Jobs' right hand man...
Re: Time flies
Without TIFKAM, Win8 should have been called "Win7 SP2".
I am not convinced that Microsoft will be able to being themselves out of the shitstorm that they are currently in quite that easilly.
W8 has been a commercial catastrophy, W8.1 hasn't really changed anything and yet there is nothing really fundamentally wrong with it. OK the majority hated TIFKAM, Metro is just pants, the stupid bloody sidebar thing drives you crazy on anything but a tablet, but the system in itself actually works.
From what we have seen last week W9 will have no real changes, I feel it will continue to be hated. The flat interface, the half arsed attempt at bringing back the start menu, those bloody apps will remain etc...
This whole new paradigm has resulted in a very disturbed OS. It's trying to answer a problem that doesn't exist and is failing hopelessly to make any headway.
Microsoft are struggling and it's beginning to show.
(MS : Ils ont les pieds dans la merde et l'odeur commence d'être très désagréable.)
Re: Wait a sec, that's Geneva
Since no-one at the NGO's or other large "organisations" pays any tax, aren't they not on a sort of No-Mans-Land. They should therefore have the right to demonstrate without fearing the intervention of Geneva's finest ( no, not the coke dealers, the police)..
Only one one the list
Aston Martin, definately, especially the DB9, all the others are just consumerisms. Even Rolex can be had for as little as 5000Chf which puts it into the realm of affordables.
Anyone that thinks Apple is cool, obviously isn't. Something that sells by the multi millions can never be on a hip-list. Hip and Cool are what makes you different from others......definateyll not that which makes you the same.
( Hip-list, sounds like something a geriatric surgeon's secretary might keep in a filing cabinet).
Re: Return journey
Surprising that the Richard Bransons, Elon Musks et al have not found a valid business case. I'ts difficult to imagine the some of the world's billionaires have never wanted to go just for the hell of it.
Honest question : Why have we never returned ?
Outside of the fantasy styles, the office "workstations" do not look to be very conducive for anything productive : small, cramped and dingy......like working in your toilet but without the luxuy of being able to flush.
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