1659 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008
Re: Same as iOS 8
"Is there some sort of organisation that dictates this or are you the sole arbiter of what software can and can't do?"
As the consumer of software, it turns out, I AM the sole arbiter of what software on my system will do. Funny that. I do not need a program to do some unified search of the web and my machine, it's something I would never want.
Re: Same as iOS 8
You'd have to be bloody thick if you think spotlight was for searching the web.
It's for searching you local harddrive.
Re: By moving out of N America would this...
probably not. In the US they are unquestionably subject to (horrible, overbroad, insane) FISA orders. Outside the US, if they are any good at what they do, it's going to be much more difficult.
"The best advertisements tell you more about stuff that actually interests you,"
So, ads on snapchat will be ads for nekked selfies?
what kind of person would use a personal identification number number?
Re: NIght Light
I always thought this was quite obvious.
Re: But this is Google
Honestly, for 1G/s I wouldn't give two fucks.
It's a shame
your invites keep getting lost in the mail.
I'm not sure what it's doing on theregister.co.UK either.
Incidentally, the correct course of action is to build out a fiber infrastructure in response.
only goverments should steer how the web is run because governments do mass surveillance.
Re: I just don’t get why people are so eager for these leeks.
Re: Once again the drug dealers attempt ...
"You keep saying it is cool. I only say it is less harmful to me than smoking, and that something non harmful that adults do that does not affect you is none of your business."
Point of order: Even if it was harmful, as long as you're only harming yourself, it's STILL none of my business.
Re: i like scifi and superhero stuff
I think AC nailed it. It's really not Batman, it's not about Batman. It's a different, tangential story set in the same city. <del>Chicago</del> Gotham really works well for for a film noir style detective story, you've got a decent cop, surrounded by corruption. He's going to get dirty, but he's still a good guy, and will do it for the right reasons.
If sun had used the GPL Java would have been useless. The reason the license was chosen was to make sure the API would be truly under sun's control, allowing them to properly enforce the "Write once, run anywhere" concept they desired.
Re: Never quite got...
The money's good.
I'm thinking the only way some of this can be replyed to is this:
Re: Certain management and non-management positions?
the part where my already shitty service provided by my employer gets worse.
Re: It never ceases to amuse me
OS/2 was a partnership with MS, MS got NT out of the deal.
NT is the core of every edition of windows MS still sells.
So we should all park in handicapped spaces, dispute being fully able-bodied?
Re: What? No Kiss?
Once violated enough, it becomes the norm and you cease to feel violated. All they have to do is wait.
Google isn't repeating the slander, they are just saying "that guy over there it talking about it."
Furthermore, Google is following french law on their french site. That court is over-extending it's purview, unless you think all regional laws should be applied globally. If so, I need to invest in some burqa factories.
Contempt of court
I suppose the court can freeze all the french assets... how extensive are google's french assets, I wonder.
Re: Great idea
I would pick the address someone who got that promotion you wanted.
most interesting thing
What I find interesting is that windows 7 is still rising! hurry up and get us 10 so TIFKAM can die the death it so richly deserves.
Re: Further efficiency gains ahead?
I was thinking you where going to suggest integrating a toilet with the desk... Although that might be a shitty idea...
Re: Mixed up humans?
yes, but they only went to humans in the "green" form after they couldn't produce enough to satisfy demand from other sources. It starts with soybeans and lentils (hence the name soy-lent), then plankton, then humans.
Windows 10? I guess 7 8 9.
As much as crap as I've give Microsoft over TIFKAM, I suppose I should should commend them on recognizing and correcting their mistake, rather then doubling down on it (which was, honstly, what I expected).
they are going to drop the desktop altogether in favor of TIFKAM, and change the name from "Windows" to "Window"
You heard it here first!
Re: Biter Bit
"Agreed. I don't know what the exact crime stats are, but the police/government would have you believe that there are more criminals out there than honest, law abiding citizens. This is utter bollocks."
I'm going to have to disagree with you here. There ARE more criminals then there are law-abiding citizens, because we have made such a rediculous set of laws you can't help put step on one. They treat every like a criminal, because everyone is a criminal, it's just a matter of figuring out what you've done.
Re: So what's the actual problem?
I stick my Nexus 5 in my pocket every day, doesn't have a problem with bending.
Then again, it's a quality product designed to just work in every day workload. If you have to baby the damn phone to the point you can't put it in your front pocket, it's just not suited to be a mobile phone. This is just one of the many reasons I don't buy apple products.
Re: Flaw in the argument
If you MUST peel those potatoes (and really, as others have said, you shouldn't), it takes about 30 seconds, a drill, and a (new) toilet brush.
Re: Thanks again....
I'm pretty sure I know how it got past QA. Apple doesn't actually consider making phone-calls to be a primary function of these devices, so it wasn't adequately tested. This is also why, I think, they rated so low on call quality for so long.
I honestly think apple considers the "phone" functionality to be a "legacy feature"
Re: National Security.
If you can easily manipulate the ionosphere, you probably already know about this effect and are advanced enough of an enemy this is the least of the US's worries. I'm sure the CIA is already planning to attack your volcano lair!
Re: Its all Destiny's fault
I don't see why, all they would have had to do to differentiate themselves was write a bloody story.
Re: No easy solution
There is no "use it or lose it" rule for patents. There is no "use it or lose it" rule for copyrights. There is such a rule for trademarks. This is what is wrong with the term "intellectual property" and whoever came up with it should be shot. It's patents, trademarks, and copyrights. All are governed by different laws.
Requiring a working demonstration of the device is not hard either. If you have REALLY invented it, you can demonstrate it. As far as software patents go, the reality is, they fit in two categories, "purely mathematical and obvious to anyone versed in the art" and "purely mathematical." Neither should be permitted, the first for two reasons, the second for one.
I'd like to see what you think has made it "a lot harder to get dubious patents."
Maybe, "Good on them!"
or, "It should happen more often, by God"
Spot on, ElReg.
"On the other hand, we might suggest that a phone which can't be carried in one's pocket hardly qualifies as a mobile phone at all in this day and age."
Yes, yes you may.
ElReg has both soft and small & the firm fruit giving them the silent treatment then...
"Acting like pubescent twats..."
How else do you expect pubescent twats to act?
Re: What industry do these guys work in ? Clearly not a tech one.
Pete H is right, you're going to need one of the lithographic ones...
If you are willing to wait a year, these guys should have it down is a cool £61 (100USD): http://www.peachyprinter.com/
Re: 46% of how many users?
5% of the close yesterday. It should be bloody obvious from context, I realize this is English, not Japanese, but, my god man, can you really not understand that context matters?
Re: Stats are meaningless
wait, I thought ALL apple users where able to update ALL their devices FOREVER. Not doing that seems to be the biggest gloat from them...
while most kids today wouldn't be caught dead listening to U2 on their iPhone, I wouldn't be caught dead listening to my U2 on an iPhone.
Guess I'm not "hip" anymore.
While I must admit, I do have a hard time considering this any WORSE then Ubi's DRM, I've decided to just NOT PLAY THEIR GAMES. I have more games to play then I have time, even tossing out the bad-faith players like Ubi.
Net Neutrality? Hold my coffee, I got this: FCC says it's still considering all options for Open Web
I don't think what is needed is net nutrality
I think what is required is a seperation of content and delivery. Each of these companies, comcast, mediacom, cockscable, need to be declared what they are, a monopoly. They need split into a content company and a delivery company, and the delivery company needs to be required to change the same to all who want to use them for last-mile delivery.
Re: Excellent Review, Despite Clickbait
Neither to the iPhone 6 users, Martin, I mean they just caught up to your feature-set!
"because the organization aims to [do f-all.]"
atleast it's not just me
Re: Your app is intriguing to me and I wish to download it...
I'm wondering if they really thought this through...
I mean, one person triple-taps you and you're gone? Gee, that's got no abuse potential.
In theory that may be true, but it would first require a world-wide power grid.
I suppose if you where going to try to to a sidewalk sized path of photo-voltaics around the planet at the equator, hooking into grids for the major contents wouldn't be too hard, you still have to contend with Europe and Scandinavia's power is now coming by way of Africa, I suppose the middle-east would be a possibility as well. The US and Canada's power would be coming through Colombia and Mexico. South America wouldn't be do bad, the strip would go through Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.
I guess you are planning on building a lot of wires over (under?) the ocean to connect to places like Australia.
All in all, I think this would go over about as well as a lead zeppelin.
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