70 posts • joined Monday 21st July 2008 20:20 GMT
Re: "Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'"
Err! I think Sony did that all by themselves when they infected the computers of millions of loyal and law abiding music fans with a malign root kit. Or maybe it was when they gave away millions of loyal PS users account details and then went off-line for weeks. Or perhaps it was insufferable closed-ness but without the Apple chic - remember ATRAC anyone! Remember the way they wanted to treat Europians like criminals for modifying their PS maybe believing that Fascist US law is a worldwide juristiction.
Microsoft may be a hardnosed corporate like Sony when it comes to dealing with companies but, having used them since the 70's (I bought a MS Basic ROM for my Nascom!), they treat their customers good. Always have done.
Great as long as you don't use it much.
"the 480GB can have 72TB written to it over five years"
So it's only any good for archiving then?
My lad breaks through the 100GB per month on our 'unlimited' broadband regularly.
The future's bright, the future's a spinning platter!
Re: What a huge fraud! Adobe worse than Electronic Arts (SimCity fraud)...
ROFL! Wait til 70% of the userbase who are not cutting edge commercial users migrate. Then you will be stuck in an unholy feedback loop of inflating subs, degraded support and degraded product development. If their motives were noble they would carry on offering both revenue models. For them to pull the boxed version for reasons of version control costs is as disingenuous as EA were with their 'cloud processing' lies. They won't be getting any money from me ever!
Maybe we should be offended by Asian peoples stupid little cultural foibles.
Best thing I did was to get rid of the telly.
Kubuntu is cool. It's quick on an old 1Ghz atom.
This is an utterly irresponsible act.
Are you an anal retentive? Do you have COPD? Have you ever had a girlfriend?
ROFL! Are there still any indigenous IT staff left in UK! I would expect an agency going tits up in the UK would affect Indian Nationals only. Hahaha! Life is good in Aquitaine!
UK is a Mafia State and the bosses will thrive
Sociopaths the lot of 'em.
Re: Gates quote
" (zune, kin, VISTA, and win 8 desktop, likely to be the next OS that everybody skips)"
I like the Win 8 desktop. OK I hated it for about 2 weeks but now I wouldn't go back to Win7!
Would you go back to Office without the ribbon?
Really? Let me see.... Google, webmail, websearch, android are all well and good. Pity the poor sods who use spamwords etc. Most products from G have competitors from MS which are just as good, if not better, and definitely not so creepy.
As for BT. Products? You are kidding, right? Let me see DECT phones aren't too bad. As for IPClear, consumer broadband etc dream on!
Re: My rule for applying for jobs
Perhaps you like working with sociopaths?
I hope the DataCentre staff walk before they are pushed!
Meanwhile the stupid banksters keep on outsourcing to India! ROFL Hahahaha!
Win 8 is a grower
I would characterise my experiences with Win 8 as follows; 2 days of excitement at the speed gains and all the shiny newness of Win 8. A week of fear and loathing as all the changes sink in. Now month after month of growing appreciation of the OS. It was brave of MS to release this in one go but, hey, who would go back to Office without the ribbon now. I love it!
Mind you, BT need a special edition of Win 8 to translate their indecipherable emails that the staff receive on an hourly basis. You know, the ones talking about 'Knowledge towers', 'reverse business process engineering' and , God forbid, the fact that one of their business unit managers has 'had a vision'.
The reason Win8 didn't kick start a hardware buying frenzy is because it works so well on old gear.
I am typing this on an Acer laptop that shipped with vista (dog). I enjoyed a couple of years of Win7 and recently upgraded to Win 8. With Win 7 I enjoyed stability and much better media and vitualisation. However with Win 8, after two weeks of abject horror twice as traumatic as the Office Ribbon, I now have the best OS I gave ever used. It feels like a new upgraded machine it is so quick. It is absolutely stable and after the initial learning curve it feels a lot more up to date than Win7 did. It's also great to have two OS's for the price of one - I spend most of my time on the desktop but it's cool to play with the Metro in my 'free time'.
I think Win 8 will be seen as a classic in years to come - a bit like XP. It took AGES for business to migrate from 2000 and consumers to migrate from Win98 but they did come eventually!
It would be nice if my broadband (in urban MK) could reach the speed and cost of my friends WiMax in Bangladesh.
"We lose £1,000 in billable hours for every 7.5 hours a consultant works on a bid and management attends whole-day buyer events or partner meetings," the insider told The Channel."
I rest my case m'lud. The gov may be brain dead but the bums on seat farmers are the real TOOLS.
I quite like Android on high end kit but I don't really trust Google. In fact as time goes on I trust Google less and less. I have always had good experiences with MS and I would much more readily trust my data in their cloud.
The MS app store and WinPhone8 will only improve over the next 2 years - If Nokia stay with the program I can see a lot of people like myself using Windows Phone8 in the future.
Re: Android didn't get to number one by people not standing it
I had a Samsung Scrote and it was a nice phone. However I now have an Asha 201 and it is the best phone I have ever owned. The phone itself is great. It looks good but you can drop it on a concrete floor. Nokia Suite is great, I have 32GB on flash, the email, twitter, facebook works great - battery is one week. 2Mp Camera is adequate. Even the RDS radio is great. On giffgaff calls are free or 10p and my internet costs are 20p at most a day. People WILL drift back to phones like Asha to use AS PHONES! Oh, and it cost me £40 phone and £10 ssd.
Window XP is EOL - besides Windows 7 is infinitely better than XP.
Re: This is news?????
I wonder, who are the sad FLICKT@RDS who down voted this comment?
Evidence Based Policy
Annoying as this coalition usually is, at least they try and form evidence based policies and reverse previous decisions on the basis of new evidence. Something Authoritarian New Labour hated doing. It's a pity the same approach can't be used for drugs policy. What is needed is a public information campaign to get parents to sign up for Open Dns, Net Nanny and the like. You could even look at a 'levy' on broadband with the provider 'giving' out a licence for filtering software. A bit tight on childless households though.
Re: invest in the North East
Can anyone remember the name?
Re: Prior art
I agree that it is prior art. I also do not think that these design artifacts should be patentable. Copyright is perfectly adequate to protect software applications. Still the good old USA seems determined to sacrifice the economy to their Lawyers and the Chinese.
You guys (including the OP) must enjoy spending your lives running around like scared babies.
I'm with John Bennet - 3D is the way to go. Who cares what Fartner say.
The U.K. has gone mad
The U.K. is collectively suffering from mental illness. Facebook should allow owners of these 'victim' pages to moderate any material. It's not a Police (State) matter. What the hell are these soldiers in Afghanistan dying for and what 'freedom' are they fighting for?
What is the point of Fartner?
Only the 'leaders of the free world' could make it an offense to sell stuff you legally own or reverse engineer it.
What happened to Low Earth Orbit broadband?
Also what happened to WiMax?
Let's face it, the UK is corrupt and there will never be competition beyond Virgin and BT Wholesale.
So much for 'Don't be evil'.
Maybe Mozilla should start an open source phone.
Re: I must of missed
- I reckon a higher percentage of women have a good mind set for customer facing technical support roles than their male colleagues.
You reckon wrong. It's got nothing to do with gender. I come across many, many women PMs who are awful at customer facing - the same proportion as men, actually.
Also, the article author has got it arse over tit. The disconnect between the insane HR departments and the real world of what actually needs doing in an IT operation or project is such that the job requirements bear absolutely no relation to the skills or knowledge required. Maybe women aren't as likely to play along with the HR psychos like the men?
Anon - Maybe you should ask an intellectual what the difference is between 'publishing' something and moronic, purile sites like Twitter. Just because, in your head, you have elevated twitter into something it is not does not mean that I, anyone else or especially the Police should. Now go to bed it's way past your bedtime.
Re: @Colin Camper
It's not me - Very original and witty. Maybe you should do stand up or appear on Dave TV.
You are dangerous. You don't know the difference between moronic sites like twitter and real life. You are the type of person who applauds the police investigating six year old kids for homophobic or racist 'hate crimes' in the playground. How do morons like you think we survived the internet circa 1990-2005?
I think the pillocks coming on here and welcoming 'thought crime' and a police state with police/state sanctioned sensibilities are even worse than the silly little plank (who at least apologised for his purile behaviour) who tweeted this diver. Does totalitarianism and channelled thought make you feel more secure!??
If you people weren't so dangerous you would be laughable.
So how is what google did any different to what Gary Mckinnon did? Why aren't extradition orders out for google execs? If anything google are more culpable because they did it on an industrial scale whereas Mckinnon just had a home PC running telnet. We live in a country where multinationals get away with murder (literally) and the ordinary guy is sh@t on from a great height.
Haha! All this farce will do is move a great deal of people over to Tor. ROFL!
ICT, IT, shITe - why not call it computer science?
Mulcaire got six months for hacking into voice mail - including some very vulnerable people. Milly Dowler for example. This guy gets nearly three years for one hack at one time where there is no evidence that he has abused the privacy of the people concerned (unlike Murdoch). Purely because it is an emotive subject - thought crime.
Re: You know NOTHING Colin
"Or Farther as well you sexist. There again that's unfair of me to call you sexisist as going by your own standards you don't have any children now do you."
Me, sexist? Shut up you racist as going by your standards you don't have any Paraguan friends now do you.
What a bunch of children on this forum today!
Re: The UK needs to get up to speed
You forgot to say 'Don't do the crime if you can't do the time". Simples!
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE