236 posts • joined 6 Sep 2008
Re: Very cool
I whish more people stopped with the nonsense that schools must transform the kids in some kind of Einsteins or daVincis, As in any other job, there are directives to follow, and because of the bureaucracy that the Governments love to impose, less flexibility and time to be "creative". As a parent, it's ME who must encourage my kid to use the "tools" and knowledge that schools provide. But I guess that people think shows like x-factor, Big Brother,etc,etc, are more "creative" and better "models" for kids to follow.
P.S. try to be "creative" at work and see what your boss thinks about that.
Re: Very cool
I wish more kids had enought interest on science, arts, whatever, so more schools could encourage their interests.
Oh come on!
Think of the poor shareholders, they get none from this pile of cash as well!!
I'm totally and unconditionally against any VIP room, anywhere. Always. It keeps people get used to bad habits.
The perfect targets to teach children how to play golf
Re: @ Destroy All Monsters
" you toss him out of the plane and he's not going to find his next job as easy as the techie who has head hunters calling him 24/7"
Do you know a guy by the name Setphen Elop? That kind of CEOs are a must have in any head hunter list. Imagine this conversation:
Board director: "Hello? I'm speaking with <head hunter>?"
hh: "Yes, how can I help you sir?"
Bd: "We need a someone to be our new CEO. As usual, the person to be hired must be clueless, stupid, ignorant and who can carry all the blames if something goes wrong, because its the board members who are in charge you know?"
hh: "Sir, you are a lucky chap, we have 3 great names to recommend: Léo Apotheker, Stephen Elop and the cherry on the top...Steve Ballmer!"
@ Destroy All Monsters
"People who assume there is some magic entitlement to "lifelong job protection" are just fscking confused about the whole thing works. They generally are also union members and believers in the nanny state."
You must be a supporter of the golden parachutes and the obscene salaries that CEOs et al are used to. Because they really deserve it right?
You want Europe to lead Kleiner?
Convince the telcos to offer decent plan prices over data and offer incentives so they can expand the coverage and add kit to their infrastructure to handle the increase in traffic.
Yes, cd/dvd, no usb. Presto. Did I say live cd/dvd?
Yeah, I forgot to mention the Netherlands, that nice tulips chaps.
When will the EU close that tax avoidance heaven hole?
"I suspect many a Reg reader would have opted for a Nokia Android had one been available during this period."
This Reg reader would have opted for a N9 if the people on charge of Nokia didnt' f*cked it all...
Re: "Having faced down the totalitarian dangers of fascism and communism"
" I don't think that modern day Portugese would be overly happy being called Hispanic"
Not because we would feel insulted but because it would be a sign of ignorance from the person who was saying it, and we love(not) ignorants :)
But we do feel insulted when foreigners insist talking in spanish with us (especially the spanish people, the fact that we kick their arses many times in history don't help I guess eheheh). At least, unlike most of the Americans who visit Europe and intoduce themselves as Canadians, we don't go abroad and say that we are spanish :-P
finger to you sir...
"As for the rest of the world Obama said that ordinary citizens (and their leaders) should not be worried that the US is spying on their communications"
New strain of spam
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"photographers are the only ones that that get their work misappropriated."
are *not* the only ones, that was what I intended to say
My example was not about the license...but free rides upon others work. BSD demands for copyright notice, do you think nobody breach BSD license because of it's nature? Look ma, WWF thinks our BSD code its their IP... http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=26744588
Anyway, Me and everyone else can do whatever we want with our work, being licensed with GPL or BSD, but if I was you I would read again about the BSD license before saying that no one breaches a license because of the use of BSD code...
"You seem to misunderstand free open source"
And you didnt read carefully the first part of my post. *Any* corporation would ride upon your work, not just Google, if its good and free without giving anything back and more than often infringing the license.
"Likewise, photographers want their sites indexed, but unlike FOSS code authors they don't want their content given away for free, so it gets put behind a paywall, or watermarked, but people who legitimately use content provided by a photographer aren't going to want to slap a watermark across it. This is hardly the fault of the photographer."
Likewise public libraries who pay for the books and people make illegal copies, or ebooks that are stripped from the copy protection. Have to that movies, songs...photographers are the only ones that that get their work misappropriated.
"Yet the blog owner was claiming the picture as his own work"
I understand your problem but, the problem was Google indexing your work or a blogger pirating your work?
"Google once championed the cause of "net neutrality" - but abandoned the neutrality crusaders as soon as it had built out the world's largest private network, one designed to carry Google's own video traffic."
Microsoft tried to "embrace" and "extend" the Internet. Even tried to make their own "internet"...
"The moral is: if you're a contributor to an "open" web resource, then beware: the hippy ethos simply marks you out as a mug. Unless you protect and license your work, you will be exploited by a powerful corporation."
Like Apple with FreeBSD? The moral is that people do what they please with their work no matter the clichés people try to impose and more important, not what the reporter would like.
"Incidentally, Knowledge Graph is already a part of an official complaint to the antitrust commish: by photographers."
The photographers have plenty of ways to stop Google, besides the complaints: watermarks, user registration to access the photos...the fact is, everyone whants to be indexed by Google but even the photographers don't want to pay a dime to be indexed!
"The EFF and ACLU each bagged $1m from the settlement, which for the EFF was more than it raised in donations. And it has some pretty wealthy donors.
So the poachers are paying off the gamekeepers."
Dear Andrew, I couldnt care less if they are funded by "the industry", the EFF and the ACLU do more for the privacy uf the US citizens than an articulist sitting on his confy chair...and you "forget" to say that Microsoft and Apple have been around before Google and Facebook.
Re: Will They Ever Learn?
"Apple are more than happy being the BMW / Mercedes / Porsche equivalent"
I do have a BMW motorcycle, because of many things, electronic suspension, ABS, cruise control, alternative front-end suspension, etc,etc, not because of the status or anything even more frivolous. Do I have or do I want an iPhone? Do I think it stands to the quality of that kind of brands in what innovation is concerned? No way. And besides, nor BMW, Mercedes or Porsche tells their clients what or not they can do with their shiny.
"yes their share of the market has dropped but that is because the market has grown"
BUAHAHAHAH, no, its because the fashionistas moved to the new trend de jour and onnly the fanboys and girls keep buying "new" iPhones
And those who practice white colar crimes are called what?
Re: Yes newbies - try Petra
And I laugh by not downvoting you!
Im for public wi-fi
Where i live, the telcos decided to configure the home routers with a private and an open wi-fi lan. That way they can provide thousands of hot-spots without installing outdoor antennas. Your bill don't get lower despite the fact that its you who is provinding the electricity...but, New York or any other city in the world, could make arrangements with the telcos and pay for that free hotspots and maybe the costumers could get a disccount on their monthly bill. The problem is, how to prevent the telcos go mafia-style and fix higher prices between them...
Why on Earth the patent offices wherever they exist, don't provide a probation period where an individual or a company could fill an objection online against a filling patent PREVIOUS to examination?
Thats because you never heard about Brazilian wax I suppose...
Re: How very Dilbertesque!
No Dilbert here, the NSA just grabbed a manuscript from Simon, from the BOFH fame :P
Shots of Me...
A better name would be Shot Me!...
People tend to forget what happened in the telephony world...who remember the almighty Nortel?
Re: Joy to the world
I recall a leaked memo from the NSA where they labeled iPhone users "stupid"...
wrong and wrong
iPad flAir? Or they just pluged it wrong?
Re: Wahooo! Barzilnut-flavoured gravy all round!
Like if in the US, UK, XX(whatever fits you) the politicians are the most honest people on Earth...*SIGH*
Anyway, if Brasil whants secure email they only need to found The Dark Alliance. Sorted.
Re: 'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone
@ Spearchucker Jones
"and drives innovation
I'm sorry but, by innovation from Microsoft you mean what? Being around 2 years behind the others in terms of features and functionality?
Re: Many years ago...
"Hi, I'm Michael Dell, and you've just bought one of our computers. What are you doing with it?"
Two possible answers
"PrOn ath the BBS"
"PrOn on Usenet"
Re: BAD idea
"Imagine dropping one of those buggers in a busy pub. 30 fiddly little parts scattered across the floor.
Train platform droppage: also bad."
What's the difference compared with the old feature phones that after a drop? And what happens to a shiny last generation smartphone after the accidents you described?
I leave here the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c#t=54 about the lock of the block, minute 0:54
Re: So, the culling goes on...
"Everyone is replaceable and that's why you have to maximize the companies profits to remain within the company. Just showing up to work each day is NOT sufficient.
They they are so valuable, then they will be working again soon...else the unions need to build their own company and employ all those workers."
You are talking about the crap of CEOs that plague the world, right?...
Privacy and respect
Whatever happened, how did it happened, EVERYONE has the right to their privacy and been respected. Period. All the people that cross my life can be confident that I'm a trustworthy person. I expect from other people to respect boundaries to. What's up with people to not understand this??
As a father of a lovely girl, if one day a prick do something like this to her, the pig can be assured that I would record him being sodomized by a horse.
P.S. Girls must start making videos too, maybe after some jerks watch online that they can be exposed as well, this trend would stop...
You are thinking medium-large companies, not individual-small businesses.
@ Kristian Walsh
For an individual or a small business, bulk licensing its to expensive (and check the rules here http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-license.aspx)
"In addition, unless you have a volume licence, you can only use Office RT in a non-profit business environment. Redmond is expected to detail a roadmap for Office, including Office RT, in the next few days."
"In the 2520, Nokia has actually developed a grown-up computer that makes RT viable in business for the first time "
XOR. Without any doubt.
Re: 2hrs 45minutes and still not done !
"If you aren't patching your base install image, you're doing it wrong."
The scenario was a joke but just to please you, imagine that the box was needed to test a new setup, something that never happens right?
Anyway, I can have a new desktop configured with my full setups at home in 1 hour using linux and that while with an eye at the TV. I wont see myself waste such amount of time with windows, I have better things to do.
Re: 2hrs 45minutes and still not done !
It was a joke but you still dont get it. If you had to make a fresh install, while you wait for the updates on windows, you would have a linux box installed, updated, configured and ready for the user. Heck, even installed at the user's desk...
Re: 2hrs 45minutes and still not done !
"Yeah after a fresh install you've got a 600-700Mb update-fest, but most normal people leave that run overnight instead of sitting there watching a progress bar"
Boss: I need a desktop with a fresh installation, ASAP, FOR YESTERDAY!
You: Yesterday?? You mean *tomorrow* right?
Boss: Yeah, tomorrow you dont need to come over!
And from the Taskumuro's article, Elop's vision that the US market was more important than the rest of the world and that the MeeGo team had no N9 sucessor with LTE support, thats a non argument. Which model from Apple supported LTE? iPhone 5, released in 2012, September. Which was the first Lumia to support LTE? The 820, relesead in 2012, November. Elop saying that the N9 was inferior to the 2007's iPhone its an infamy and a utter lie.
I can't stand Nokia stories anymore, to much bitterness now. Its to sad see great engineering f*cked by ego-management. In the end, its the beancounters who destroy a company.
I suspect that the other option for CEO was Bill Gates...I recall the rumours about a angry Bill when Nokia did everything to stop Microsoft to enter the mobile phone market. Later, the same Nokia accepted to be on bed with Microsoft just to not give Google more power. We know which decision proved to be more successful. Tiresome.
Nah, they choose the Bosch component because it was the only one who could fix the iMaps misdirections.
proprietary device drivers
"The recent vulnerability in the Exynos5 chipset in the drivers used by the camera and multimedia devices creates a hidden Suid"
That's the problem with the closed nature of the device drivers...
Hey Elop, time to another Burning Platform Memo!!!