Re: Mega Hard
Windows comes with STDs now? Ye gods!
10684 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
Windows comes with STDs now? Ye gods!
And the rest is used for astroturfing Windows 8 in the comment section.
he realized that the browser was the most important app in any computer
He realized that monopolizing access to "The Interwebs" via a proprietary and "enhanced" portal application fused to the underlying OS like a facehugger would make sure that Microsoft would stay a factor in the age of interchangeable commodity browsers and standards as people would need to have Windows to get the "enhanced" Internet.
Hope this helps, you can go back to erasing Stalin's ex-colleagues out of photographs.
Nothing is more disgusting than Gates and his proprietary shit sandwiches.
Gates's brilliance was to understand when the PC was a nascent industry "what he was selling", "to whom he was selling it".
Not at all. He just sold what he had at that time like a good hustler. There was no industry and it wasn't seen as "nascent" by anyone. Microsoft then got pulled along in the slipstream of the PC industry, made possible because IBM forgot to license the whole crud properly. They then decided to plunder rivals' ideas and maybe work on OS/2 with IBM... the rest is a long history.
> Uninstalls itself
This is relevant how?
surely bringing back the person who built the company can only be a better change and a likely source of improvement
I don't know how many logical fallacies are covered under a heavy sauce of delusion and wishful thinking in that kind of statement. It is the same logic that brings retired politicians, financial gurus, generals on retirement in the Harz mountains or popstar has-beens back into action because they have been "in it once" and "we don't have anyone else".
You just need to remember Bill Gate's "The Road Ahead" (retconned to reality in the 2nd edition) to know that he ain't some kind of super-luminary who knows what the future is bringing or even how to get there. Basically his contribution to the industry was his butthurt Open Letter to Hobbyists.
Where your job is to reduce the numbers of 1%'ers and the money they have gets redistributed to the 99% lifting them from poverty and eventual full slavery before it's too late?
This game has been tried a few times before. There is the quadro pack, which includes all of the "Hitler", "Stalin", "Mao" and "Pol Pot" earliers successes. I especially like the add-ons where you can drive trains (look for 'Thomas the Gas Engine'). The versions of "Zimbabwe" and "Commandante Chavez" are rather lackluster (and frankly, the subtitles need a refresh), but more recent.
It's is still actually good after all those years (7 years already! time flies like a banana), once you apply the patch set (Zone Reclamation Project et al.)
But does it meow in the dark?
But that wouldn't matter, would it? It is ANOTHER UNIVERSE entirely.
Them VPNs, them dry VPNs!!
There will always be profiteurs from war. Politicians and others.
"On March 18, 1914, on the very brink of the coming disaster, Philip Snowden, disease-wracked, crippled socialist labor leader rose in Commons to make a speech. When he had done, he had rocked the British Empire with his disclosures. For two years a young Quaker socialist named Walton Newbold had been tracing with infinite pains the tortuous trail of the international arms makers. And Philip Snowden had in his possession the fruits of that long quest when he rose to speak. One by one he pointed out cabinet ministers, members of the House, and named high-ranking officials in army and navy circles, persons of royal position, who were large holders of shares in Vickers and Armstrong, in John Brown and Beardmore, shipbuilders.
The profits of Vickers and Armstrong had been enormous, and the most powerful persons in the state and the church and the nobility had bought into them to share in the profits. Vickers had among its directors two dukes, two marquesses, and family members of fifty earls, fifteen baronets, and five knights, twenty-one naval officers, two naval government architects, and many journalists. Armstrong had even more — sixty earls or their wives, fifteen baronets, twenty knights, and twenty military or naval architects and officers, while there were thirteen members of the House of Commons on the directorates of Vickers, Armstrong, or John Brown. "It would be impossible," said Snowden, "to throw a handful of pebbles anywhere upon the opposition benches without hitting members interested in these arms firms."
Ministers, officers, technical experts moved out of the government, out of the cabinet, the navy, the army, the war office, the admiralty, into the employ of the munitions manufacturers.
Snowden quoted Lord Welby, head of the Civil Service, who only a few weeks before had denounced the arms conspirators. "We are in the hands of an organization of crooks," said Lord Welby. "They are politicians, generals, manufacturers of armaments and journalists. All of them are anxious for unlimited expenditure, and go on inventing scares to terrify the public and to terrify the Ministers of the Crown.""
This jock-level joke is now tired.
You heard it here first: Everyone misunderstood Roy. He was just an EVE player.
I hear those sugar-free Haribo Bears are pretty effective at getting the tight-arsed ones' liquids flowing again.
Those buttons are being pushed. Never fondle people's religions.
I can't remember ever having written about Samsung, and the only Samsung product I have is a flat panel display. Bad troll, unsuccessful stabs in the dark and lazy writing. 0/10.
By nobody you all include the Reg articles that explicitly mentioned this point?
Sure sounds like higher-brow readership in here.
Except OSX isn't based on BSD: it's based on Mach with some BSD-alike bits.
I think you mean mostly BSD bits with a smattering of Mach microkernel underneath
I wonder why it always comes down to "stock"?
It's more like BSD Unix saved them, right?
And then 10'000 USD cannot be found to pay the electricity bills.
Does anyone even remember Steve's gamble on NeXT that resulted in utter failure, but also utterly cool black boxes sitting on graduate students's desks? Anyone want to write up a "30 years of NeXT" next? It's gonna be soon.
Why? it's just the Starfleet emblem being covered up by NASA again.
High resolution images will not show much more.
It's windows. Think it through.
Because Redmond sure doesn't.
But they are NOT decided on economics.
Because what you currently get isn't economics, it's just kicking the can down the road.
The game matrix says that "promise now, let them pay later" has high payoff.
This speech brought to you by John Cleese
If HITLER had invaded and taken over ...
.... there would have been protests for WAGE INCREASES.
Sociopaths who consider you their personal golden retriever. Who is, moreover, slightly retarded.
Now go fetch that donut, or shall I sic the dogs in blue on you?
It is just differently describable.
Indeed. He uses it to teleport into the backroom of the "Ace of Spades" stripper saloon just down the road from his hog farm whenever he takes time off from being grumpy in the commentariat section.
So much cussing!
Those sandboxing ideas are NOT WRONG (even if Java on th client makes as hash of it). Where have they gone? Do I need to run the browser in a disposable Virtual Machine?
"by the weaker yen"
Not sure whether particularly relevant. The terminally debt-laden economy, natural catastrophes, radioactivity scares, rumors of conflict with The Former Colonies of China, Abenomics, and sundry other catastrophes are wont to depress the yen and thus foster "exports on the cheap". On the other hand, Japan is a resource-poor country, so either they are manufacutring abroad anyway or need to import relatively more expensive materials to be assembled locally in the first place.
So I don't see how the yen exchange rate helps in the non-service IT sector.
If IP lawyers were quoted on the stock market.... OH ORGASMIC!
You may have been living under the rocks for the last fifteen years. The US has been floundering due to a persistent infection of welfar-warfarism, which the doctor says is increasing and may well lead to arteries clogged by inflation a bit later.
Of course, all this China-vs-US talk is just so much mercantilist blather. This is companies we are talking about, at least nominally.
"Any intelligent adult, adolescent, child, chimpanzee, monkey, dog, or rodent with even a modicum of curiosity, would approach, investigate and closely examine a bowl-shaped structure which appears just a few feet in front of them"
Sounds like he wants us to wake up the Inhibitor device.
The problem with your anti-conspiracy rant is that you do not define what you mean by conspiracy?
Federal Reserve created in secret to ensure riskless profits for well-placed bankers? Yes.
Close-knit group engineering the entry of the US in WWI? Yes.
Finagling of evidence to get the hoi polloi into war lust for Afghanistan and Iraq? Yes.
A high number of politicians/visible persons are sociopaths and consider you their golden retriever? Yes.
FDR angling for a first strike by Japan and fully in the know about where and when? Probably yes.
JFK killed by a cabal able to influence random events / travel backward in time? Probably no.
Source of 2001 anthrax attacks not really the guy who conventiently died at the end? Maybe.
UFOs exist but are left unacknowledged because what you gonna do about it? Maybe.
World Trade Center dynamited from inside using nanoparticles? No.
UFOs exist and control politicans. No.
Elvis alive and living on Mars? No.
Mayans, don't you know.
Throw them a bone!
Yes, about that
After last week´s decision by HSBC to halt its policy of not honoring large withdrawal requests by depositors comes news of the Russian bank “My Bank” implementing its own run-protection measure.
“My Bank”, one of Russia´s top 200 lenders by assets, has introduced “a complete ban on cash withdrawals until next week.” In my discussion of HSBC´s similar policy here, I note that limiting redemption requests has been a measure to help fractional-reserve banks remain solvent since, well, the advent of fractional-reserve banking.
This is not Battlestar Galactica.
But in IT and suicidal thoughts?
I know the feel.
To be true, Poland is a country that grows, shrinks, disappears, then reappears, then is forcefully visited by funky Trotsky and his Red Army, then stabilizes, then disappears in a double-sided hostile takeover, then is sold for by FDR to jovial Russians for a presidential election win, then reappears in modified form shifted to the left on the map, then unsovietizes only to be europized later.
It is hard to honour national heroes while doing this kind of electric boogaloo.
"I look forward to them telling the story of how the Americans cracked the Enigma code."
Wasn't there a submarine movie about this?
Those who are asking for a reduction are in bed with the Huns!
"driving growth" is a nonsensical juxtaposition of words created by tea-leaf readers and martini swilllers.
There is "growth" in a very specific sector if there is interest in buying the stuff offered in that very specific sector.
Nothing can "drive growth" except the government pumping in free money like some sort of farmer pumping in growth hormone because he is hellbent on seeing larger hams.