1388 posts • joined Monday 6th October 2008 19:52 GMT
Re: Pictures please
I thought it was a rather cute pussy.
If you want protection against lightning hitting your house wiring directly, then I know of no system that gives total protection.
The best protection against that is religion (It works as well as anything else).
What "successes" did Elop achieve at Nokia? He (deliberately?) nearly ran it into the ground before the miracle Microsoft buyout.
Well if the objective was to drive Nokia into the ground, then that would, by definition, be a success.
Re: John Carter
I had not read the books, but I had a friend who did, so we watched it on DVD later. It was certainly entertaining.
The problem was the advertising. If I didn't know someone who was a fan of the book, I would have no idea (and indeed, didn't until he told me) what to make of it.
Re: When you talk about the evolving functionality of the PS3
The took away two. Reverse compatibility which they never did completely get working (some games worked, some didn't), and the other-os.
Say what you will about Other-OS being useless for the average gamer, but reverse compatibility WAS a useful feature (excepting it's buggyness).
You are aware that "Chappaquiddick" means nothing more then a funny looking word to most of the audience of this site (considering it's a UK site, and noone in the UK cares about what happened in MA in 2012, let alone 1969)
Re: Hype combo points
Cocoa is a narcotic?
Cocaine (INN) (benzoylmethylecgonine, an ecgonine derivative) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant.
(shamelessly plagiarized from wackypedia)
Wonder if maybe they've been subtlety hacked...
Ban them all, possibly with fire
If I want to give to a charity or a political campaign I can do so just fine using plastic. There is no reason to do it via such an easily exploitable system.
Ban them all.
"Particularly when there's easy, elegant & reliable work arounds like Classic Shell. I'm running 8.1, it works well, I never see TIFKAM, I have a full functional start button and menus. And CSGO runs like stink (even if I'm crap at it)."
Why should you have to install a 3rd party app to work around the fact the MS broke the UI? They broke it, they should be called out on it.
BB is over
I really hate to say this, because I wanted them to spring back, but BB is over.
Being a better windows then windows was never enough for OS/2. So too will being a better android then android likely not be enough for BB. I'm afraid it all comes down to timing, QNX is probably the best base for a phone OS out there, but it's too late. If they can't do something to really stand out <u>in the minds of the consumer</u>, and a better kernel isn't going to cut it, they are doomed to failure.
The most logical IPO I've seen in a while
I have to admit, this is the first time in years I've seen a medium-to-high-profile IPO that didn't make me wonder "ok, so what capital expense will this large influx of capital cover?"
Japanese police don’t have a great track record when it comes to solving computer crime.
I want to say, while I'm pro-nuclear-power, I am vehemently opposed to anyone attempting to silence their opponents like this. You aren't helping.
aye, also make note of the wind direction!
Once the content is on your network, it doesn't cost you anything to deliver it to the end user. They even are willing to do all the work to set the damn thing up!
We said it over and over
Make it easy enough for people to get content legally, and they will favor it. They will put up with reasonable ads and/or a modest fee.
BitTorrent is actually kinda a pain: between irreputable search sites, content not being what is described, content being what is described but containing malware, ISPs blocking/slowing it... It's worth the fee.
This from Eric "If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place." Schmidt?
Makeup of rockstar consortum
MS was one of the members mentioned by AC2. I would say the others on the list are only mildly interesting. Most of the articles seems to emphasize the MS and Apple stakes too, so AC2 and I are not alone.
Re: A question
Well, one point is that US Laws (as much as US Lawmakers want to feel to the contrary) have little to no effect in china.
Well, if he goes in and says "stop doing what you are doing and start doing what IBM was doing when you bought the thinkpad line from them" I'll vote him as a better engineer then most.
Re: Advertising Standards
noisy ads made me modify my hosts file at work. It's also why I use noscript at home.
I agree with you fully, I don't mind non-obtrusive ads. Occasionally I'll even click on one. ONE ad that makes noise, and I block your network.
The exceptions are ads in videos. I'm expecting the video to make noise, so the ad isn't so bad, provided it's not exceptionally louder then the video.
ET did not almost kill video gaming. ET just happens to be used as a poster-child of the problems with games at the time. Shovelware almost killed video-games in the 80s, and the saving grace what nintendo's draconian productions limits on studios (they set limits on how many titles any company could release in a year. better choose your best ones!), as well as their censorship rules. We may laugh now that you can't kill anything on a nintendo game, and a lot of it was overboard, but setting a baseline quality standard ment that gold seal gave you a good idea what you where getting.
Incidentally, ET's only problem was about 5 bugs. It was never anything systemic in the game. With the games I've see that the premise was awful to began with, ET hardly ranks as the worst with just a handful of bugs.
Re: They haven't
Really? I would think the beating everyone over the head with "He's not heterosexual" thing in torchwood wouldn't appeal to the conservative colonial sensibilities.
Re: Have they fixed
Actually, I won it in a drawing.
No, I would not pay what they ask for it.
Home of the all-kill shelter!
Have they fixed
that the speaker point out the back of the damn things?
Seriously, who though this was a good idea, you have to turn it all the way up to hear it, and bother everyone in the room. I always end up coming up with a mess of a contraption using menues or placemats to bounce the sound off of. Every time I want to watch a video on my iPad, one of the only things it's really good for, I need a Rube Goldburg machine just to hear it.
California certainly has it's share of fruits!
(seriously, these just write themselves)
Why do the makers of bedside clocks make them bright enough to light the room...even on the dimmest setting?
Luckily, for me, I have thick walls, so I stick mine on the windowsill, outside the curtain. I do lothe blue LEDs.
"you-don't-actually-own-a-thing "AAA" games industry"
And you really think putting games in the 'cloud' is going to change that?
I think he thinks that if it keeps getting more bad, people will eventually stop putting up with it. It's a cute, naive position.
Re: Ping times measured in fortnights?
Just to clarify, 20ms is 1.65343915 × 10^-8 fortnights
Re: Commercial Software Vendor hates FOSS!
Actually, if it's being developed inhouse chances are that somebody involved will stand up and tell the people doing it that if they change the requirement 400 times that it's going to take ages and cost loads. Chances are that they also have some idea what is actually meant to be achieved, unlike consultants.
Not really, after the first few weeks of pointing this out daily, ranting and raving about it, it just becomes a form-letter, for which there is a scripted deletion of. I think you must not understand the ability of bureaucracy to remove any semblance of sensibility from any organization.
Now DeBeers will be lobbying against space exploration.
Re: Take a Number
Im not sure why you put a Joke Alert tag here. This is literally one of the reasons they gave for wanted to delay it.
Re: El Reg is getting worse....
On the contrary his analogy is great! His point is faulty.
Re: bah haven't had many downvotes lately
Who the hell plays a 3rd person shooter online anyway? Generally you buy them in the bargain bin and enjoy the single player experience.
16 million over the first five days of release.
Re: Get it right
Independent moderate, my ass.
We in the U.S. are about half a century behind nearly every developed society on the planet with regard to healthcare.
Can you tell me what THIS BILL does to alter that? The only people who benefit from this are insurance companies.
Those who could not afford health insurance before, only get it now to avoid the fine, but they buy the cheapest thing they can to do it. It's called a "Bronze level plan" under the Affordable Care Act. These are high deductible plans, so they still have to pay for much more then they can afford out of pocket (only now, that they are play for the insurance too, they can afford even less!).
Those of who have insurance will see rates go up, in addition, many plans (in particular the ones negotiated by organized labour) will be taxed, along with taxes added to medical devices (pacemakers, insulin pumps, etc).
The penalty for businesses not offering insurance only affects full-time employees, and even then only for businesses with greater then 50 full time employees. Encouraging hiring part-time staff to keep your full time staff at 49 or less.
So, please remind me, how compassionate are the backers of this bill?
Congressmen will very quickly balance the budget when a law is passed that requires them to draw their pay only on government *surplus*. If not, they should go unpaid.
That would be unconstitutional.
Stop laughing, I'm serious. It's forbidden by the 27th amendment.
I've decided to reserve judgement until I can see one. I'm not expecting it to replace the control setup I've got setup from the one game I'm really waiting on.
(HOTAS and Star Citizen)
Re: CDDL and GPL not compatible
"Oninoshiko: You are welcome to pull a ZFS disk out of a Mac and plug it into a Solaris box. I pick the most appropriate file system available on the OS and move data with a network connection. Where is the limitation?"
I was responding the the immediately prior poster who's comment implied ZFS has less traction then BTRFS, despite ZFS being more widely available on different platforms. We where discussing the limitation in the availability of different FSes.
You've chosen to link to a rather disingenuous article by Greg DeKoenigsberg. It's funny how he thought SUN should go to GPL3, but has no problem with Linux NOT. If it was just about keeping ZFS out of the Linux kernel, they could have made it GPL3, because GPL3 is incompatible with GPL2, so it STILL would not be able to be included with the Linux kernel.
The Linux kernel is limited to GPL2, and is not distributed "GPL 2 or later." Rightfully so, too, only a moron would distribute under a license they haven't read.
and industry wonders
why security researchers don't bothet to tell them anything, and just skip to making exploit code avalible to every criminal in the world.
It's the only thing that gets them to act.
Re: still waiting
Had one the the sodium fixtures fail in our exterior building lighting (work), replaced it with a LED-fixture. Everyone loves the new lights. our plan is to replace the rest of the fixtures as the bulbs fail.
Re: This is the case for open source operating systems.
Look, there is now way on earth the hundreds of thousands of lines of C code (some of it still really, really rough) have been security audited.
Re: @noominy.noom Great Moral Compass, There
No, he's saying that Facebook doesn't care what people think about their privacy cock-ups.
Remember these are the people who change all their your privacy settings on a whim and, when you complain, say "you can always leave Facebook..."
No, the person you are replying to is correct. He is saying people don't care about FB's privacy policies (and he is correct, people don't). It may ALSO be true that he (and FB) don't care about people's privacy, but that is completely orthogonal to what the Zuck is saying. Strictly speaking, because people don't care, he has no incentive to care anyway.
Don't get me wrong, I have a Raspi, It's really neat to play with, but the reality is the hardware limitations of it make many of the advantages of ZFS moot.
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