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This article (and others like it) are a major factor in my remaining a regular Reg reader. Well done.
Damn. Does that make me part of an identifiable demographic?
My Little Pony...
The ever-amusing My Little Pony Abattoir. Funny when it was on The Young Ones 30 years ago. Still funny now. :)
This is a change that I'm all for. I hope that they really do make a stand on this rather than grabbing a few headlines and then quietly letting it drop.
SD Card slot
Finally, a decent WinPho device (the 1520) with decent MicroSD support. Hurrah.
Re: Windows RT
"They" aren't. _Nokia_ (not yet owned by MS) are evolving their product line up from WinPho to an RT device. Irrespective of your opinion of the merits of RT and WinPho, it's a logical choice for Nokia at this point.
For them it makes a lot of sense: Got a Lumia? Want a tablet to go with that? Here you go...
I wonder how many (if any) of these wonderful side projects will survive the journey to the centre of the Borg?
Problems with REHAB? Simple: Remote Emergency Launch Activating Panic Sensitive Equipment.
"The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has teamed up with law professor Orin Kerr, internet attorney and EFF fellow Marcia Hofmann, and Weev's trial lawyers Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe in filing an appeal with the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals."
One can only assume that Larry Lessig was not available...
I, for one, have just had a "free and frank exchange of views" with my Microsoft TAM. She definitely understands that we are not happy.
Whether that will register anywhere within MS, I doubt. But I feel a helluva lot better for having got it all off my chest...
Re: At least get his name right
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The cynic in me wonders how the failure rates across those twenty thousand drives will stack up against what is "expected." Thinking about it, I don't think I've ever seen figures like that released...
Prevented millions from accessing their accounts?
I had no idea that their customers were such night owls. More likely that thousands were affected by the outage, no?
This would explain the recent conversations amongst BOFHs of a certain age yesterday. Their beloved Baldur's Gate has (it appears) been re-released on Steam in a new version supporting modern windows boxes.
Sadly, it appears to be a Steaming Turd of the First Order. I did hear one of them ask: "Why on earth has Atari rushed this out in such a bad state." They did seem happy enough to wait for the patch that will fix the game's complete inability to even launch. Given the filing from Atari, something tells me they'll be a long time waiting...
"You can ... think, well, this European authority, the commission, has received a gift from the American authorities, given that now every result they will get will be much better than the conclusions of the FTC."
There it is. Right there.
...wasn't this supposed to go out as a Bong article?
Surely the music from the Pimania game should be put forwards as the official theme? Remember that? From the other side of the cassette the game loaded from.
They don't write 'em like that any more...
A real loss.
My first reaction to the news was: Oh, no more stories for young girls with the ponies replaced by fluffy dragons. But a quick look at the bookshelf was a pleasant reminder of what an entertaining and varied author she really was. Starting off with Restoree as a first novel was impressive all on its own. But then the Ship Who... and Crystal series really brought it home to me. While I may not be much of a Pern fan, she certainly knew how to tell a good tale. Get Off The Unicorn remains one of my favourite collections of short stories, serves as the source for several longer works and has one of the best tales about naming a book to boot...
If there was only one WTC...
...this might be interesting or exploitative. And I'm sure in any US-centric view-of-the-world context, it's both.
But there are many World Trade Centres across the globe and I'm sure one of them will be only to happy to pick up the .com name for a suitably large sum. My money would be on Dubai...
That the seller chooses to donate an undisclosed portion of the proceeds to charity? Who cares...
There's no reason why the technology can't be adapted to large TVs
...unless you don't want to watch alone. A monitor can quite reasonably expect a sum total of one concurrent user.
A large panel TV using this optimisation for multiple viewers? Hmmm...
At a reported 10mm, it's a definite also-ran. Both the Samsung Infuse 4G, Optimus Black, Samsung Galaxy S II and even the iPhone 4 are around 9mm. And NEC's Medias should weigh in at around 7.5mm.
Strange claim to make then. So, what did I miss?
An invaluable tool
Once you are managing more than a couple of thousand Windows desktops, Group Policy is one of the key tools to keep them, well, manageable. Beyond about ten thousand, it's indispensible even if you end up needing third party tools to administer it effectively.
All as long as AD replication is in a good state, of course.
Yes, it can be unpopular with users but that is largely due to combinations of ill-conceived policies and poorly advertised/managed changes. GPOs just make it easy to implement these and (mostly) just as easy to roll back.
Red haired racism?
Since when has Ginger-baiting been on a par with racism?
Is it now race, caste creed and hair colour which must be held apart from all comment?
Formerly ginger, now grey. A silver surfer, part of the grey vote, etc, etc. Not offended by that, either. I'm also quite short. Should I be deeply offended by any reference to that, too?
Although for those who are ginger and needy, it must be nice to have something to blame their social inadequacy on...
Microsoft not doing too badly from this either...
Remeber when MS sank $240m into Facebook. This latest investment by Sachs more than triples the value of that initial stake. Seems like there's no shortage of buyers, either.
Um, not unless there were additional outages or the 99.9% uptime mentioned was inaccurate. Three 9s buys you up to 8hrs 45 minutes (and change) of outage per annum
Not owning a car? Already a result!
Leaving aside the autonomous vehicle aspect, I already don't own a car. There is a local car sharing scheme with hundreds of vehicles all over the city.
I pay a small monthly fee and then pay per hour and mile used whenever I book a car. Bookings are done by web and can be as little as five minutes in advance. For town dwellers doing few miles, this scheme makes a lot of sense.
Even if, as a family, you need a car of your own, this provides a cheap way of having a second car on hand without parking hassle and all the associated costs of owning another vehicle.
DIY option also available
Assuming you don't want someone else having even your encrypted browser settings...
If you know your way round a webserver, you can set up your own repository The instructions are at the link below and the process was pretty painless.
The wonder is why Microsoft hasn't jumped into this market yet
MS provides a partial solution for these issues with their BranchCache functionality. But, in fairness, it doesn't cover that many types of traffic and requires Windows7 clients and 2008R2 server.
adherence to the highest ethical standards
Unless we rather unkindly drag up the spying on directors, illegal wiretaps, etc, etc
I think I have a new favourite word...
Teabagger: An player of FPS games who indulges in the post-frag practice of teabagging his victim. Generally regarded as immature or antisocial behaviour.
Legal documents can be entertaining...
Funniest thing I have read in ages was the sur-reply from the respondents lawyer.
Stick with it until page 3 (no peeking ahead, now) and then just read it through for some gems. Laugh out loud funny, more so because this was part of an official filing.
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland
- Microsoft teams up with Feds, Europol in ZeroAccess botnet zombie hunt