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Re: Honors? Honored!
I think the usage of "byline" was refering to the author and most notably his location......
More extended translation + Question
I would like add to your translation a little, it does make a difference :
"Apple have informed us that a new range of Mac Pros will be brought out in the spring of 2013."
The difference being that we are told a "Gamme" which translates a "range" or a "series". In other words there will probably be more than one version..
But you won't find any reference to the new Macs.
On the MacG website there is a reference mentionning that France Systems have removed the last paragraph from the announcement they made, it doesn't mention why..
"[MàJ@20h15, 1re éd. à 13h45] France Systèmes a retiré le dernier paragraphe de sa lettre."
MAJ = Mise A Jour = Update.
Buy a computer in a store
In my 20 years or so of owning a PC I have never considered buying the complete thing in a store. Various peripherals and a few odds and ends but that's about it.
However, stores are useful for confirming whether or not the evaluatiions that we commonly read are valid or not.
Also, whether or not someone buys a MS tablet in a store or from Amazon still means a sale for Ballmer.... He doesn't care how the material is shifted just so long as it moves.
Master Hacker ?
>"attract the kind of “master hackers”
Regardless of being innocent or guilty, Gary McKinnon was not a master hacker. At best he could be known as a script kiddie.
Master Hackers are definitely not the kind of people that spend their time looking for applications that are still using default passwords.
Also please refrain from using "Hacker" only in the negative sense.....
These two "Master Hackers" have identified a weakness in TLS encryption by studying reponse times. They are definitely not in the same category as GM.
Re: Great name
How about simply :
Company Once Curiously Know as RIM
Is it Billions or Millions
>and Piston Cloud has said the money would be used to “enhance” products, grow the customer base and establish new partnerships
With 8 Billion they can do a lot more than that:
Buy a couple of Islands, a luxury yacht or two, a football team and "El Reg"..........
Re: Where I work -
We also have a large pair of "damp electrical clamps" hanging from the ceiling for those that don't have testicles ( I believe that all genders have nipples). Works on the much the same principal as a taser, but with 240 volts and 13 amps, I have never seen anyone try twice.
As Obi once said "I think the power of dissuasion is strong here Luke".
No Windows tax but they come pre-loaded with a subtle Google Tax.
To quote Blackadder.
"Baldrick you wouldn't recognize a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on a harpsicord singing 'subtle plans are here again'"
<------ ET phones home....
Laptops with no OS.
Which if any of the big name manufacturers actually provide portable without any OS ?
If HP can make it this cheap with Chrome OS, then why not just bring out a laptop with no OS and absolutely minimal cost.
Why not let us choose for ourselves. ( Removing a pre-loaded OS does not count)..
Where I work -
We have a testicle weighing machine, which means that you would have to know the weight of my testicles on a given day.
If you place your jewels on the scale and they are the wrong weight, a heavy hammer will inflict a reminder that you do not have access to the server room.
Never had any incidents or breakins - go figure.
Re: The Mother
Mea culpa, je vous présente mes sincères excuses.
( PS : I am not actually a Francophone, it's just that French is the language I use at work - El Reg is about the only thing that I actually read in English nowadays - Except for the usual admin stuff - I have now reinstalled ieSpell - Hangs head down a walks away slowly)
Re: He who pays the piper, calls the tune ......
I think it would be safe to assume that Eric Schmidt must be no1 provider for the NSA/CIA/FBI today.
As well as being extremely efficient in Search Engine technology I can easily imagine that their are some very clever Oompa Loompas in Google's labs capable of doing a lot more that simply returning search results.....
Did anyone else misrtead that as
"'There must be a limit to what the god knows about the people."
Dear Dog, don't worry there's a lot of people down here that don't have a clue either.
Re: The Mother
Lol, that description is so vague that they could be reponsable for making the next Lunar Space Rocket and also for providing the cleaning service that goes with it....
[Must admit, reading MS quarterly reports is not one of my pasttimes.......]
Ex title holders ?
Does this mean that the Mericans have been knocked of the top spot?
Re: The Mother
I agree that MS and Apple's eco system are capable of succeeding where most cannot.
Blackberry do already have an established userbase though and they also have the backing of business, government and institutions that require a minimum of security.
Blackberry are not a newcomer, although they have lost out to the public at large, and I believe that they should enforce their existing strong points before branching out into shaky territory. Neither Apple, MS or Google have "secure" services, this if anything is definately a BB stronghold, If they can re-succeed within the business market they will continue to survive.
If they can't hold on to the business market though, they will sign their own deaths. This would be unfortunate because it keeps the others on their toes, which is good for us the consumer.
I would like to see them open up BES in order that other platforms can easilly connect...
It is definately not going to be a smooth ride for them though.
Microsoft is first and foremost a software company, with a very large bank account and have no absolute requirement to succeed.
Rim Blackberry is a Phone manufactuer, with a comparitively minor bank account, who will end up closing its doors if it doesn't succeed.
I put my money on Blackberry as "Necessity is the mother of invention".
Re: playing idiot
Well done Billium, you really helped us to understand your "level" of understanding.
Would you kindly like to explain to everyone your perceived difference between Firmware and Software....
Re: Sorry, wrong.
Why is it important.
To me personally it is not important. I have a life outside of El Reg, lol,
What is important however is the general consesus, many people vote without thinking beforehand. In the world of IT, pre-thought is vital in everything that we do. Our decision as IT Admins, Programmers or Managers, really does make a difference, we provide the tools that help or hinder our companies.
As professionals we shouold remove ourselves our Golden thrones, jump back down to earth, and consider that we are "paid hansomely" to provide solutions... When we "pretend" to know it all or pretend that one sytem is far superior to another , we are merely fooling ourselves.
Neither Windows, Apple IOS, Linux or any oher sytem holds the "complete" solution. As IT professionals we hold the solution by providing the best that we can with what we have available.
I very seldom agree with some of the "Gold Badged hacks" sense of "journalism", I won't name anyone in particular, but most of what they have to say is valid, albeit a bit theoretical and too much SMB based but it remains honest.. This is contrary to what I understand from the downvotes of the"pretend" Linux crowd, most of these downvotes probably come from neophytes hoping to make their place within the industry.. They still have a "lot" to learn".
Do down votes really mean much, of course they don't, but it does give a certain insight into the readership and their level of experience.
IT is a much as philosophy as it is a science...... We deal with people more than we deal with systems.
When we learn to become honest about what we reallly know; then we start to become usefull.
Re: Sorry, wrong.
I gained about 50 downvotes for suggesting that Linux was partly to blame..
Thanks for posting........I run both Windows and Linux and as a programmer I will never consider any OS or application as being perfect.
Shit happens in IT because code is written by humans and none of us are perfect.......
We learn from our mistakes not from our success.
Oracle and Apple the perfect couple
It is difficult to explain why but I have always considered Oracle and Apple as belonging to the same basket.
Ellison and Jobs share(d) a common denominator, complete disrepect for everything that stands (stood) in their way....
I have a little more respect for Ellison simply because of his sponsorshop for fantastic racing yachts. Jobs on the otherhand with his "stark" nightmare......
Re: Has your mother never told you...
As the prosecutor said to the Judge.
"Your honour I am rather embarresed to inform you but the Plaintiff is actually guilty of the same crime as the Defendant"
Some people wonder
Some people wonder why Apple is not popular with everyone !!!!
Less social than worms
I hope I never recieve a "virtual" greeting card, I find it completely impersonal, thoughtless,tasteless and downright cheap.
People really need to start developing their people skills again. I get the feeling that worms live a more social life than half of the FB/ Socila Media crowd.
Isn't it ironic that the "Social" media crowd spend so much time in Virtual LaLa land where there are no people.
Re: Original mistake to build lap-tabs was Apple's
I've got to ask, what is an "Ipad Training Class" ?
What level of intellect is required in order to attend such a class ?
Ooopps, my daily language is French and unfortunately "annonce" is correct in "french*.......
Must remember to "write" in English.....
Next week in the headlines
Headline : Nokia are now "paying" people to take "any" of their Win8 phones.
Headline : Microsoft annonces an "unbelievable " amount of Win8 have now shifted ( Obviously exact figures will not be provided).
Headline : Dell annonces that in collaboration with Microsoft and Nokia, 3 free Win8 phones will be included in the purchase of any Dell computer.
Headline : Microsoft annonces yet another increase in amount of Win8 that have now shifted ( Obviously exact figures will not be provided).
Headline : Elop publically flogged by unknown chair wielding, ape like figure with alopecia.
[Insert country name here ] laws clearly forbid hacking attacks
Isn't this pretty much the same for all countries except for the one that uses the CIA and the NSA ?
Re: Licence agreements
You are adding to the machine.
You are adding a set of instructions, from teh Linux Kernel, that only come into existance under certain circumstances.. These instructions do not exist without the USB key - as I mentioned before it is the equivalant of modding your machine.
Without the USB key no problem.
With the USB key problem.
Please note the need for the "additional" USB key before the problems are generated.
Re: Licence agreements
Well if the tyres you fitted modfied that behavoir of the brakes then this would be justifiable, that's why certain items are certified and others are not.
Isn't this a shining example of why those damned Eulas/Licence agreements exist.
--->>>> Install your own software at your own risk..... <<<<--------
I am not critisizing Linux or Samsung, I am merely pointing out that installing your own ROMS, OSes etc is normally something which is done at your own risk.
it's the equivalant of me chipping the engine of my car, BMW refuse to garauntee the engine if I make mods...
By the way the article does not mention if the problem also exists when reinstalling windows or any other OSes....It wold be more interesting to know if this was a generic problem or a UbuntuLinux problem.
If it is a generic problem then the Ubuntu installers have just cause, if not well ........that's life.
Re: 618 billion daily users?
That's probably what Zuck told the investors....
Beware, beware the Ides of March
If Zuck publishes a 40% increase and the Stock Market decides to drop the share value then it appears that somebody knows something that we don't
Re: May I suggest 'TCFKARIM'
No, it doesn't really roll of the tongue does it.... TIFKAM is fine because it sounds like a word.
Anything that begins with TCFK is not likely to go very far unless you are capable of pronouncing new dipthongs.
No swiping for unlocking please
On the tram in the morning I can easilly follow the swipe codes of someone a few metres away. The image that it creates is easy to visualise and remember. For some strange reason many people tend not to hide their screen from prying eyes at that moment.
The viewing angle on sopme phones is also quite large which doesn't help in hiding whats being typed/swiped on those LARGE dots/numbers.
The Future of FB
I can easilly imagine that in the very near future FB will contain almost entirely this kind of content. FB has become the Daily Mail of the web...
( It will also include pages for Losing Weight, Clothes which help you look slim, Viagra and sex toys)
Confused - Security
If someone steals a credit card they must also obtain the PIN number... 2 Factor security.
If someone steals a phone with NFC they have everything they need... 1 Factor security. Or is there another level which I haven't yet read about........
I have only ever seen people swipe/bonk these telephones on Youtube and I never see anyone using a password or alternative security factor .... Or are the PIN numbers on the SIM cards part of the package.
I am being lazy and should read up on the matter but since the El Regtards love to flex their keyboards....
Re: surprised at the use of iPhones.
If your intial post was sarcastic or ironic, your right I didn't get it. Strange I usually pick up on that side of things...
Oh well , back to the grind.
Re: Somewhat disturbing
Then think yourself fortunate that you were not a client of one of the banks that recently went bust. When a bank goes bust you are left with nothing but the possibility to give your Minister a call or prayer........
Trusting banks with your money is like asking a dealer to keep your stash. As long as your dealer has some stock no problem but when his runs out ....
The unfortunate side of things is that there are no viable alternatives, at least not that I am aware of...
Re: surprised at the use of iPhones.
Are you actually inferring that the usage of IPhones is somehow related to being highly profitable.
How exactly would that relate to the Chavs then ? They certainly don't appear to be very profitable,although I agree that they are Non-Sensible.
Having a hard day in the office Dear.
The 1st and Primary question
Do we "really" need so much data ?
Some mildly interesting facts on this page about storage requriements in relation to how much space is required for all of the books in "the Library of Congress"
The first figure is the most astounding:
•“Every Six Hours, the NSA Gathers as Much Data as Is Stored in the Entire Library of Congress.”
I have observed the same thing with one of my colleagues., a 30 year old.
I will be working with her and suddenly she will answer her cellphone and reply with something like "Ask the carpenter for a new quotation" and then immediately end the call.
This can happen multiple times within a period of 10 minutes or so.
There is no greetings or farewell just the answer to a question that was asked by whoever was on the other end.
To me it appears extremely rude, but for her it is obviously just part of normal communication. It unnerves me....
Re: Somewhat disturbing
Because these legal criminal institutions have developed their entire existance around creating a unbreakable requirements for the products and services.
The banking institutions must be the most corrupt entities that have ever existed and no governament would ever dare change this..
They are the anti-thesis of honesty.
This is actually the first project that I have seen that makes me want to have a 3d printer "now".....
Obviously the Electronics and the "Power Source " are the main setback here but this looks like a lot of fun.
Robots printing Robots - Scary stuff....
I hope that all of the electronics have Asimov's 3 laws hard coded into a non replaceable and indespensabel ROM.....
<<< This is what IT is all about .....
There are other solutions
Teamviewer, Logmein, VNC et al can do exactly what you need and outside of the corporate enviornment they are free, so no excuses there.
UPnp creates a risk for your home network, the risk is up to you, can you afford to lose what you have or to become the next zombie host for [insert illegal activity here] .....
It has its good points but they are outweighed by its negative points.
Open up an FTP or Telnet server on one of your home machines, you will be very surprised to see how long it takes before that script kiddies come a knocking. Upnp is no differnet, its another surface to get attacked.
Remove all links to Facebook from all engines please
I would be fine and happy if Google, Bing, et al, removed all and any links to Facebook from their engines.
I despise clicking on a link only to be asked "Please sign up for a Facebook account to see this page).....
If FB doesn't want to share what's on it members pages then I am fine with that, but in that case please do not allow the pages to be listed on search engines.
( Dear Pedantards - am I allowed to use the word "but" after the comma ? )