199 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
Cloud for Virtualization
The Cloud is great for virtualization. It's also good for backups.
But does it balance out with the Cost, Security and Legal requirements? That takes some research for jumping aboard the 'bandwagon'.
For the love of...
Windows XP computers should not be on the internet...
Good gravy! I guess security is just not a concern for these users.
Bitcoin a juicy target
With bitcoin, it's such a juicy target.
No one is in control... just ripe to be taken down.
No you cannot have MtGox's bitcoins.
No you cannot have 'your' bitcoins back. You should have kept them instead of speculating.
No fault but your own. Get off the internet.
Just an FYI
Nowadays, if people read "That being said", they stop there and do not read the rest of the article.
What a daft author!
Nothing was "wrongfully obtained".
These customers chose to risk their money with Mt Gox and lost their speculative bet.
This article and others like it should wear the "Beiber" tag.
Cuz really, only teenage girls and stay-at-home moms care about this.
What a waste!
If a computer can't run both Mac OSX and Windows 7, it seems like a very expensive paperweight.
always a bummer
always a bummer when straight forward bugs are finally discovered...
I guess the fun comes to and end for all things.
Re: one of its European partners?
Google is your friend: "Source confirms Microsoft abandoned Metro due to trademark gaffe"
When known liars open their mouths...
Only lies come out.
Horrible AJAX mail
The new Yahoo Mail doesn't even work properly. Whoever developed the AJAX interface is a newbie.
Can't have 3?
What is the deal with Microsoft's comment "We can't have 3 OS's"?
A smartphone is a totally different device than a notebook or desktop computer. iOS and OSX for example.
They want a *bloated* OS that also runs on old-school computers on a tablet PC? No wonder they are failing so hard.
Does it run Mac OSX?
Does it run Mac OSX so I can build iOS applications?
No? Then it's not really a computer. Nice toy though.
Re: There seems to be confusion
There is no confusion. The topic is Icon Design, not UI design. And the icon design is drawing fire because it is so horrendous. (ymmv)
Great travel PCs
Perfect for almost everything with Windows XP.
A Black Hat Hacker...
... who couldn't take the heat.
What a shame! In over his head and what not!
I don't think "checking other websites" is considered research.
Re: Danger Will Robinson!
Are you cynical? No, you are trolling and you know you are trolling.
In fact, there is so much trolling regarding this story, that it's great to see!
Jealous, I guess?
More Angry Birds?
More Angry Birds for indie devs to compete with? Bring it on!
If you're heading to the pub, and you're bored with Birds, check out Titanbase Trivia on iTunes. It's free this weekend and a blast on any Apple device.
What a moron!
Wow! The Internet *is* communication. It's the best communication ever known to man.
Mr. Cerf must be drunk...
That is bizarre, and I have warned my facebook friends...
The Fire has promise. Here's hoping they open it up a little.
Let me count the ways...
Gee, let me count the ways I can access your PHP code. If it's Windows anything, I can just login to the server and xcopy it. Just boot into Safe Mode on most machines, no account required.
Seems like paranoia. Say if an employee copies it and hides his tracks? Sure it seems like 'magical' access, but it's not.
In other words, it sounds more like social engineering than anything else.
As a gamer, I'm going to have to say No way. There are a lot of good games out there that will run a lot better on the iPad 2. The 9x graphics upgrade will make games like Amazing Blue Fugu and Angry Birds that much smoother!
Most of these comments are missing the point...
... the point is, access of this type to their systems was "Unauthorized Access".
If you want to access areas that are marked "Unauthorized", no matter how simple or complex your script, you should be ready to address the consequences.
These guys went after data for the purpose of 're-purposing' the data for their own short-term monetary gains, it even shows up in their child-like chat logs.
These two should have the book thrown at them. Caught red-handed. They weren't trying to do anything righteous, that's just a smoke screen.
It's all in the software
I think we're coming along nicely. Back in 2004 when Web 2.0 really exploded, everyone talked about having one login and one profile.
Now we have LinkedIn profiles for business and Facebook profiles for friends and family and Twitter for fun. I can't wait to see the software innovations over the next 10 years.
Also we now have Captain Picard's iPad.
why do you care?
Why do you care if someone is a fan of Microsoft or Apple or some other company's products? Then there are the folks who work for those companies: obvious fans!
So when you say you "long for the days when the foolishness of brand loyalty goes away", you sound like a child. Why do you care if someone works for or is an admirer of a company's products, and ignores a few problems that others see as show stoppers?
It's because you are immature. Try to live your own life, find the products that you enjoy, and get over the fact that everyone doesn't like what you like.
I long for the days when most internet users grow up and stop acting like selfish, clueless children.
My personal pad
Correct. Right now it is definitely my 'personal pad'.
I can't lock it up with a K-Lock, so I keep it in my briefcase. It's like handing someone my wallet, there is no need to hand someone my iPad.
True, I'm sure Captain Picard's PADD had 'user profiles' but guess what? Folks today are not graduates of Starfleet Academy, so I think it works best.
It would not be fun to deal with useless profiles and user accounts on the iPad. But if you want profiles and accounts, create a web application that does that. Require users to login, etc.
Trolled by Turtle
Turtle just trolled you. I checked my crystal ball and it says you will be trolled again in the future.
13" MBP best ever
The 13" MacBook Pro is the best sub-notebook I have ever found. Runs Windows 7 great.
Now to remember to boot into OSX to get these updates...
Toner is to laser printers is what ink is for inkjet printers.
The point is: Lexmark is a rip-off for any replacement ink type.
This would require an account with Google. That's a security issue right there...
M$ investigating reports
Funny that Microsoft is 'investigating'. Sounds like they did it to themselves.
Anyone have a review of the new game?
Only two posts complaining about global warming?
Republican trolls taking the day off? Blame, fault, etc.
If you don't think we are causing global warming, so what? Question science all you want, it doesn't have feelings. It doesn't change the fact that the truth is out there.
Why we aren't fans...
Why aren't we fans? Microsoft is stupid.
To suggest that their users are not capable or responsible enough to be Administrators of their own PCs is ridiculous.
With a EEE PC that includes a 3G modem, you can make Skype calls from anywhere.
And you get Flash and a full PC experience. I would prefer a 5" EEE PC, but the 10" works well on the road. With a solid state drive, they boot up almost immediately.
As far as developers are concerned, we cannot use any type of browser plugin with the new SDK, except those provided by the WebKit engine.
Right now, there are many WebKit/Safari browser plugins that are supported 'natively'. So, if Apple wanted to, they could allow an Objective-C-based Safari plugin to run Flash SWF files, just like they allow the browser to run a native PDF viewer plugin to display PDF files.
What I find surprising is Adobe and Apple just can't seem to work together to give the users what they want: Flash on the iPad. For now the closest we can get is Flash on the MacBook Air.
Win7 and WinXP are great.
I recommend Win7 when possible and Windows XP when required.
It's easy to tell if you 'require' Windows XP. Your hardware might not be upgradeable and you want to use the system resources for applications vs. the operating system.
For home PCs, Windows XP Media Centers are still running fine with hardware replacements. For some people, this is their TIVO, so they really don't want to mess with it when it's working.
At some point they might want HD, or they get Windows 7 on a notebook and are ready to upgrade to Windows 7 on their home server/TIVO system.
Anytime Microsoft or other parties (like commenters) start getting pushy, it's because they want to sell more product. Makes sense, but it's a buyer's market right now.
what is the point
Why are you baiting the trolls? Who cares if your comment gets downvoted?
Have you entered the real world or you still love in your mum's basement? Why worry about such trivialities? It doesn't make sense.
I don't buy it. I say you're trolling for info that could easily be found by searching the net.
That is why I would never buy an Apple iPhone. That is also why I would however, buy an Apple computer (like a MacBook or an iMac).
If they let me run the operating system I want, and they let me run software that I write, then I will use it. If there are problems with that (like the App Store Approval Board denying you to run the software you write) then why should I bother?
Windows Mobile could lock us out the same way from developing our own applications, but why would they do that? It doesn't make sense to lock someone out of their own hardware for any reason.
(XBox is not the same: the banned modified boxes are great for development, but you can't expect to play licensed games in an online environment with a development machine.)
especially @AC: Can't you troll elsewhere?
Only kids complain about their OS. If you don't like it, change it. There's no need to 'defend Microsoft' if someone doesn't like Windows.
Drama queens are upset no one is crying? Please give us a break! There should be moderation on these comments.
What a troll!
"Or they just hate change."
It's just a netbook running an operating system. Who cares if it's XP or the latest, we're just doing 'netbook' things like surfing the net.
Reminds me of a a troll trying to start a flame war. No one really cares, they just want a PC that works.
Do no evil?
Acquiring a competitor ad company for less than a billion is ridiculous.
That's just wrong.
Google is making money
Google is making money off of these links. Sounds like someone is unhappy with the terms.
One partner should not be struggling to keep employees while the other is trying to find places to hide billions.
Google is as much of a bully as any large corporation. No one is going to do anything about it. (Some might, those are the courageous few.)
No it means that
the World has gone "postal". .PST is the file type. It's a play on words.
Oh so those are Windows fan boys
I was wondering who would defend an operating system it is so riddled with security holes that they just had their biggest patch Tuesday ever.
Then I recalled the 'Windows Fan Boy' thing. They do seem like apologists for an insecure operating system.
The fact is: if you want to do secure online banking, don't use Windows. If you dispute the fact, look at the numbers for clarification.
Excuses for why the numbers are coming up so bad for Windows are just excuses. Sure there are lots of excuses that research will find, but it doesn't change the facts much.
I call foul
"Updating these browsers could break enterprise apps."
As a 10-year enterprise app developer, I call foul. If the apps break, hire some developers to update them or replace them. It sounds to me like they don't want to mess up the interface. It's quite simple to update the application interface (compared to the business logic that is much more important and critical to the application).
This excuse has been trotted out time and time again. Are programmers that expensive or are companies that uncomfortable with making updates?
X/Windows or KDE
X/Windows or KDE work good. It's no Windows Media Center 2005.
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