"nobody from management or accounting batted an eyelid or offered Jean a word of thanks."
590 posts • joined 15 Aug 2006
dickhead crybaby he continually proves himself to be.
know how long a bit would take to travel end to end?
"wxWidgets, GTK, Qt, and even JAVA make for better cross platform development than ".Not""
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Ahahaha. Ah man.
Why indeed. Unfortunately nobody wants to. What *would* be extremely useful is running Windows software on Linux.
... you can't install it on Windows 7. Way to nobble take-up, Microsoft.
and more concentrating on avoiding disastrous implementations and lawsuits.
Oh grow up.
If only they ran the games I want to play and the business\productivity software I need.
... needs a fourpenny one up the f**king bracket.
Yeah we definitely have a 'three bags full sir' attitude to the Yanks, but in fairness US tourism and investments like this are about the only game in employment town in a lot of the west.
... however to cite it as the only reason is just incorrect - many of these companies are just as interested in the fact that Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Euro currency area. And in the event of Brexit, it'll be the only English-speaking country in the EU.
'Elite' had an entire galaxy and fitted in a 32KB BBC Micro. Also Doom is 2.5D.
They would only have to repay a percentage of IDA grants if they leave the country completely.
Hmmm ... not sure about that to be honest. I suspect most home users still on XP without being forced to stay on it by some piece of software they need to run are quite happily using IE6.
LibreOffice? Is it still looking like a 15-year-old shareware program lacking in programmability?
People pay for Office for a reason, that reason being it's the best option.
It was great. Immense fun to be had going round the machines and using ResEdit to assign an orgasmic sigh sample on floppy insertion, then watching confused agricultural science students look around the room in a panicked fashion.
Is this the level of Microsoft slagging these days? Clippy? Really?
Why not put a '$' for the 's' in 'MS' as well, since you seem to be in a retro mood.
MS Word ... hmmmm ... is that the one that everyone uses and that makes Libre Office look like an early 90s shareware application?
Is there a cadre of white-coated scientists tasked with ripping up Bensons for research purposes?
No, it's nothing like Family Guy whatsoever.
Various TCP/IP stacks for the C64 including one written in BASIC:
although that will be less of a factor going forward presumably. The fact that Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Euro currency (and if Brexit happens the EU as a whole) is also a big factor.
Like anything in this game it is a question of the right tools for the job. Sometimes that's cloud, sometimes it isn't. Beware of sales drones selling *any* tech as a panacea for everything. Next up: The Internet Of Things.
For feck's sake.
"MS paid them off ..."
Even in the annals of irrational MS hatred that's quite the tinfoil hattery ...
They are being leaned on by Big Media - I'm sure Netflix would rather not do this.
Yes providers love geoblocking. Decide how much gouging a market will support and tailor pricing based on that.
Loved him in the Carry On films.
Rotherham. 1992. On placement for 6 months from a college course. Siemens PLC controlling a machine that put steel bands around flat reels of steel 'tape' to hold it together during transport. A similar situation saw me doing a 24-hour straight shift to get a new ladder program working. When I got home the Freddie Mercury tribute concert had just started.
IE is still cack on it. Also many websites don't seem to test on it, so a lot of times you just get a blank page. Then there's the app gap, and more specifically midlevel apps like your local travel company, who will have an iOS and Android app, but never bother with WinPho. And it just errs too much on the 'walled garden' side for me in general. So back to Droid.
Thank farg they've fixed that ridiculous palaver of having to re-authenticate the whole time if you're on an MSDN sub. I also hope the Git support is better.
... and I always wondered why Grand Forks looked like buying the farm first in 'War Games'. Granted, Grand Forks AFB is there but I always wondered if it was an in-joke from someone involved in the film.
Yeah, so backward the gays can get married.
... to turn a monitor on, circa 1992.
since 2010. Is the phone emulator still murderously slow?
Yes C of I tend to not have pointed spires.
... can I get a report for the management bods out of it yet?
Driverless vehicles are an unfeasible solution for a problem that doesn't exist. Driverless postal vans is running-bullshit-up-the-flagpole writ large.
I guarantee you all those games companies were full of people with their own comprehensive pirated libraries of games.
Aside from gaming, there's the fact that every application that every business uses is on Windows. And the fact that the Linux alternatives for those are usually half-maintained and look like shareware from 2005.
Give people supported, functional software to run businesses with!
* Finance wonks love it.
* CFO's love it.
* Everyone knows how to use it.
* It's been around 30 years ... yes, and? It's mature and trustworthy.
Plus the inexpensive paid OpenDNS service has useful content filtering abilities as well.
"Is big data really just about gathering enough information about a consumer to target ads to them that they’ll block as unneeded and annoying?"
In my case I try my utmost to stop them getting the data at all, before I even start with the blocking as unneeded and annoying.
Present company excepted of course. Ad-blockers off on nice sites like the Reg that don't take the piss.