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iDevice died a long time ago for me
I bought the iPhone 3G and got nicked "sorry iOS 4.x not supported" but got the 3GS for 1.- buck on a cheap as hell contract (they wish they never sold them, *hah*) but after they got rid of Google Maps and let Fakebook take over with deep integration the Cuppertino crew made the dual SIM samsung look astonishly lucrative.
Aftermath,... where's my damn display!
Battery replacement? Nah.
Forever darkened shutter thingy? Unbelievable.
Materials do suffer with age. But hey! Gives a new meaning to "kill switch for iPhone" or "it is really bricked now"
Patentable? No way. The material that hides stuff yes, but the application seriously?
A material created to hide things, is used to hide things.
Not even USPTO can be THAT bribed, eh sorry blind.
Really,... simply use less (storage)
or as Johnny Mnemonic would have put it - I have the cure to N.A.S.
if it does not ask permission, even if the task at hand (e.g. Whats App) is obvious. I also want selective control over what is used. Maybe I don't want to upload ALL my data because I exactly know which one to invite or enable.
and on Dec 21, 2012 at 1200 am EST
CERN creates a black hole consuming the planet, but some humans survive and are transported back in time because the blackhole goes through a solar flare/eruption and end up being the Maya and inventing this calendar?
Dimmed Cinema Experience (tm)
Cinema? Srsly? Popcorn eating, in the way standing, bottom shaking, farting but paying other customers?
Now with the nice warning: even if you cannot see 3D you will need the glasses to only see one picture not overlapping ones. Ah I see. Next time I'll possibly wait for the flick to appear on youtube.
Last time there was like 'Tron: Legacy' dark really dark. Before that one? hmm wait a second,... pirates of the caribbean part one?
I have a 3D capable TV but only because every newer device has it now. I even had to disable the pseudo frames those newer panels try to generate to have a pseudo refresh rate abore 100 MHz. Trying to watch Kung Fu Panda and the Panda moved unnaturally fluid.
Aw: Aw: Aw: Aw: Aw. having nested threads stinks too
El-Reg now with even more fields to pervert with text?
!"#$%&'()*+,-./01 we're so bored
Which one to choose?
I have a slight feeling that my current modem is better than the old one. Size of the pipe does not really matter, but being able to get more thru will help ya if you reach a congestion point.
Alas we're oversubscribed everywhere now. The cheee chaa boing boing emerges some ancient memories, most of them have bad context. "Mooom I'm playing online, hangup the damn phone." and seconds later "Connection Lost".
Still 100 mbit down and 7 mbit up is likely to be rare on a global scale. But its sufficient if everything you want is on Akamai mirrors :) Extremly useful after some companies made a sane choice to not deliver pressed optical discs anymore.
Crap for the company which still hops on a 8 mbit pipe.
the'll need a "SecureBoot Wizard"
c'mon install brain please.
Microsoft took the highway and used their OEM arm to get their signing root key into every f*king UEFI which is able to load up windows 8, whats wrong with that?
what hinders ubuntu, google, redhat, opensuse to submit their keys? if the OEMs load up 1 key or 6 who cares?
yep problem : all those that recompile their kernel.
Again, go read the specs,... !
UEFI_2_3_1_Errata_A.pdf (September 2011) states clearly
27.5 Firmware/OS Key Exchange: creating trust relationships
There is 'Setup Mode' no keys loaded and 'User Mode' platform has been initialized.
The spec mandates that there must be a method to clear the platform and enter 'Setup Mode' again if the keys are lost. This most likely requires re-seating a jumper or something similar to assert "somebody is really physically at the hardware".
there is a distinction between platform (meaning uefi services) and other keys (operating systems, applications)
and the "windows key" is of the latter type. meaning if the plaform key is known, and it should be known to the owner of the machine. any count of additional operating system keys can be added.
why Microsoft insists that their keys are included is simple. How many seconds are you clean with windows xp on a unsecured internet line? code red worms? they rightfully assume windows 8 is not secure and have the image "factory" secured with the key.
OEM will init UEFI / TPM with random "platform" keys and add the Microsoft Trust Root to this store, so anything signed with Microsoft keys loads up on your new machine. If you're paranoid and clear UEFI and the TPM you'll need to reinstall windows from DVD or follow some security reinstatement method.
since the UEFI specs upholds YOU ARE the platform owner you can change keys as you wish.
but you have the burden to reinstate all keys needed afterwards if you desire the protection of the secure boot method.
Please read the specs,... !
Just because some OEMs "preload" some keys does not mean you cannot boot unsinged.or self signed code.
The EFI files need to be on an accessible disk (currently most pc/servers reserve a small FAT partition on the primary drive) the problem lies there, this disc may not be easily encrypted because its contents are needed during boot.
the windows boot manager is something "bootmgr.efi"
so "secure" uefi checks if bootmgr.efi has valid signature no more no less. bootmgr.efi is then responsible to check the rest it cares for.
nobody hinders you to register grub or whatever loader you wish to invoke from within windows boot manager but this step is probably not even necessary.
loading linux or other OS is just like installing "grub.efi" which is unsigned. but the UEFI stuff won't really care it just reports to the OS "booted in insecure mode" if the OS cares to ask. the process is somehow secured with cryptohandshaking bla bla so as to avoid fake "booted securely" messages.
if you have a signed grub.efi you go into switch a jumper, go into UEFI register this new key, reseat the physical presence jumper and good to go. like the TPM stuff we already know.
maybe there will be a GUI method like booting your windows rescue dvd and having control from there.
remeber there are still retail and volume license copies of windows, how will those be able to install? don't you think those install will need some "preparation steps" to enable secure boot?
efishell# trust.efi -add -key -extract windows\bootmgr.efi
or whatever. certainly nothing to be done by the the techy illiterate people
Maybe the fucktards now have time to fix the iPhone OS for all models
OS 4 onwards is PITA for iPhone 3G and they stopped on the shittiest os revision. My phone still has apple care for 2 month! I want my fixes!
Youtube should automatically require the newest Flash version.
But that would break their revenue stream and increase productivity elsewhere.
Holidays and Google Source Code Agreement
Oh dear we cannot help thee! Thou shallst use Google Chrome for alas it will fix even holes in other applications.
It's plain simple, really
if Apple (the computer company) had applied for a trademark on the term "iApp Store" as in really any other thing they iNvented recently then there would be no problem.
but iApp sounds bad and iAS worse (isn't this a microsoft product? :-) so they finally came to the conclusion that not everything iS iMarketing iGood.
and by the way. there's an app for that (tm) - the linux fanboi never fail to mention this phrase long before apple came with iDevices. maybe replace app with tool or script but hey "Where do you want to go today?"
The cancer has reached his brain...
It can't be otherwise. This insanity cannot be explained.
Steve looks like a puppet - kept alive by the sheer volume of fanboi.
We've got other problems next door (France)
Wikipedia and this URL (http://www.dissident-media.org/infonucleaire/news_super-phenix.html) were my friends.
The French have this really "cool" reactor Superphénix in Creys-Malville (FR) near the Swiss border. It is of this worst-ever sort of reactor designs (fast breeder) only still running in the former UdSSR (sorry Russia).
They use liquid sodium for its coolant the "fun part" of this story is this. They have tried to decomission a smaller plant with the same coolants/materials and failed. The sodium got in contact with water and exploded. Since March 2010 they are now again at the task of pouring the sodium (5500 metric tonnes) inside concrete (70000 tonnes).
So, where again is the world in danger from radiation?
I'm the one who was outside in April of 1986. (http://www.chemievorlesung.uni-kiel.de/1992_umweltbelastung/radio2.htm) <-- levels of iodine in milk and tapwater fast decaying.
Digital Myriad CoverUp Act?
if Sony would make door locks with this stupid code, they would be sued for damages.
they would not even have time to whine "but, but, but that was a evil hacker" - everyone would complain NO you idiots, you just released a badly tested product, and i want my money back (and damages from break in). and there would be no more Sony.
but alas it is just a game console, and what they might loose is the aftermarket sales.
sell this stupid console at a price that will break-even after 3-5 years and sell the games cheaper.
have the consoles sold with SaaS e.g. we will replace your hardware no questions asked for some bucks/per month/per year whatever.
I mean business ideas are there, you just don't use them wisely.
Cool Stunt, eh? Draw folks away from OpenBSD
Either the Gov from the US of Amiland could have spied upon OpenBSD users up until the leak is found or more possible they try to move folks away from the unhackable OpenBSD to other more insecure OSes.
I'll take option 2
Green? Super Green!
Uh, yes, terabytes of storage
Okay so lets summarize what this awful lot of space is going to be used by
Your favorite Peer-2-Peer Networks "incoming" and "download" folder
Your pictures (camera, p0rn site, etc.)
Your dvd, bluray, hdtv rips
So nothing really important that needs backup'ing
Besides,... my fourth WD RE-4 GP 2TB (made in Thailand) went bad, none/zero of the non-Green RE-4 (made in Malaysia) went bad until now. You'd better monitor those for sector defects and exchange them as soon they develop some.
We can continue eating methan farting cows?
Time to pay for a Oracle CSID then
A quote from him : "It is not sufficient that I succeed. Everyone else must fail."
You can license Java per processor, per core and please multiply by some made up performance numbers or license named users of your web application.
Suddenly Common Language Runtime feels much more .... open?
Or maybe its just time to allow software patents but limit the duration to something like 18 month *LOL* either you capitalized on it during this time or you're a dumb fuck. you can extend for another 18 month if you really *invented* something outstanding. But hey whats outstanding in software?
I believe Larry lives closer to the edge :)
We need a Oracle sign.
Received an iPhone 3GS and SIM card for 219 bucks
Received 10 bucks off the monthly charge
Received 100 bucks off future bills because of number transfer and singed up for 24 month
Received 100 bucks off future bills because I've got referred by my wife
Received 50 bucks for online sign up
So, in fact my iPhone went over the table for -31 bucks (yea minus)
Thanks to their 10th Anniversary in Switzerland
The future is bright the future is Orange ;-p
William Henry Gates III became obsolote,...
... in 1999
With all due respect about his nerdish and eager early days with BASIC and DOS but the old man simply lost touch with reality - he is still living his vision in his networked home, but what his company is pushing out the door is just like Electronic Arts Sport Series (NHL, FIFA, et al.) same crap different year.
@billgates: I'm on the toilet right now and I poo Windows 7 copies for free
@billgates: I hope you don't mind if I bought an JobsidianPhone instead of BalmerCE 6.0
@billgates: You nerd, go start a new OS company and beat the shit out of Google.
@billgates: Oh sorry for the last one, I forgot you didn't make it at Harvard.
*click of death* Hitachi? Harddisks? Good?
I remember some IBM/HGST drives failing like exactly after 13 month and had only 12 month of warranty.
Why commercial software will for the time being succeed!
they have PAID developers.
we are all humans, and as such, behave rather quirky in groups or when it comes down to teamwork, to achive something in a group etc. getting paid and having some location to be together like an office accomodates a lot of good feelings that make coding more or less a pleasure.
though sometimes the boss has agreed complete utter ... to the customer and the devs have to code crap but hey they get PAID for crap then.
Err, sorry, but...
linux for internet faced servers or internal web and file servers - windows for the rest
FSF and RMS are currently only a nasty bug that damages the image of linux. they act like some rpg geeks that burn down a orc camp (the ugly commercial vendors, y'know). but while they are chasing this erronous path, they do not get better with their own products.
why does open source exist? because someone has spare time or he thinks it could be legally better to do it open because of IP and/or copyright claims or by design for others to learn.
why does open source not succeeed well? read the forums! the people expect something to work - but it does not - they use the cheapest way and ask a forum - MAYBE they have googled before - but in the forum - the very first replies usually are - "i swear this has been answered before - go search" or another famous "why you should want to to this?" - why in gods name has a user to explain why he wants it this way and not the other way? why is the community at large and the developers in particular not willing to listen to "its customers" ? - because they don't see them as "customers"
open source is "take it or leave it" and then FSF and RMS wonders why people rather choose Windows or more recently again Mac OS over Linux. Because the other two just WORKS and because there are SO MANY friends and other people on this planet WHO understand the quirks of Windows very well and are easily fixed. THEY even shove money up the bottom to Symantec for the most intrusive av/ids solution and are quite HAPPY with it, beause they feel CONFIDENT and SECURED.
and finally - open source failed miserably - they ignored their enemy. while windows was regarded as "profit land" it attracted shareware developers - shareware a work seldom heard in the linux/foss comunity. but this model and further commercial software (binaries) were not even possible with linux a long time - the ABI and API was so volatile you simply could not afford to develop for the platform.
as long as linux folks do regard binary blobs as evil - to be punished - linux and opensource are likely to fail - nearly every commercial vendor (ibm, oracle, microsoft, novell, etc.) who contributed something "open" is using linux as a propaganda machine, but meanwhile is poisoning the platform with their idea where it should be heading - and the more contributions are made, and the more who get accepted - the less the platform will mature. it will remain a testbed for "current" and "upcoming" technology and just attract more bloat. look at the linux kernel and you know what I am talking about.
... hand out I.O.U.s for software that works?
lost sales vs. real revenue
The "International Fud Press Institute (IFPI)" manages to put "1 lost sale" on par with "he managed to get the copy" again.
They should be honest and tell the world that they want to be paid for crap. I just bought , yea as in spend money on something, Wall-E on BluRay. I also happen to have bought a copy of a infamous Slysoft tool. Simply to be able to watch my legally aquired movie.
Theaters simply don't bring it anymore. The only good sound comes at the trailer stage, where those stupid dolby, dts, or whatever logos are featured. The sound during the movie is distorted with shackling, cracks and more of stupid neighbors. So yes, more than once I decided to stay behind in time and the newest hype and buy DVD and now BluRay just to enjoy the feat in my comfy home.
Its this time to market thingy. If the fu***ing studios would publish worldwide the pressed media FIRST or at least simultaneous, then only high quality theaters would survive, those which deserve the title movie theater and not simply "big screen thingy to meet people"
some theaters I know of in Switzerland have the look and feeling of a garage!
Any tier one hardware seller is in need of being the cheapest in any given contract. Why? Word Trade Org rules require any government business to use the cheapest. And I dare to say a large city buying tons of OptiPlex'es is better than the clickety-click online super sale buyer.
Maybe Dell was upset because Ireland did not buy Dell computers,... would be kinda strange, buying hardware from a firm that was built using tax money.
Vista 2.0 - Please help nuke it to death
If this is the future of Microsoft Operating Systems, well then...
Vista was like a new operating System, they should have written everything in C# with a micro kernel / bytecode prefetch thingy. Now Windows 7 is just a humble excuse for miserable failure. Thats the downside of a monopoly, if you're 3rd party companions give shit about "logo compliance" your operating system will look incompetent. Notorious for not working software is infamous Symantec.
Oh well I'm drifting, like the aero glass effects :p
Are you sure?
Do you want to launch the nuclear warhead?
Are you sure you want to launch the nuclear warhead?
Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I cannot do that.
You failed to pass Windows for Submarines Genuine Advantage.
Initiating reduced functionality mode...
This is yet another "non innovation" purely the technical advances made in recent years allow for something that has been around like forever. The fiddling with linked clones was possible for advanced users since their inception. What this does is making the stuff accessible to the "mainstream" meaning you'll get nice support package for a premium.
Re: WTF (By Anonymous Coward)
Aah, I were on to not talk about stupidity in the cloud debate.
I cannot resist.
Stupid governments with stupid WTO rules will chose whatever fits poorly written requirements! It just has to be cheap and accommodate what is demanded. At least nobody needs to wait for the next leak...
This cloud thing is not news. It just a incredibly stupid idea from the 90ties. We do not need rack sized cloud logic to use a dozen crappy anti virus engines to protect us, we need clever developers and new approaches to extinct and suppress user stupidity where it occurs - on the network stack and your inbox! the only enemy to privacy is the user itself. for example look at Facebook et al.
tl;dr your article...
err. sorry did I miss something?
cloud = IBM on-demand (and other offerings) for the x86(_64) people? put in the metal and activate processing power as needed?
IT is the only business that has no intentions in ever delivering actually working software, because a working software would mean one time sales, and the poor developers needed to code a version 2.0 and somehow after version 3.0 there is nothing left to code in this field of interest. (no more innovation) but its always good to have patents to troll others from biting into your market share (that you no longer deserve, because of no innovation)
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