1970 posts • joined 26 Jan 2009
Re: Windows 9
> I went over to Apple devices (iPad Air, iPhone 5s and mac Mini) when I couldn't find any compelling Windows devices
If you couldn't find something more compelling than a Mac Mini they you clearly were not looking.
Even an honest Apple fanboy could find something in the Windows "ecosystem" more compelling than a Mini.
The time should fit the crime.
This kind of thing should not get someone more than what a first time shoplifter would end up with.
You want to equate it with theft? There's a good benchmark for you.
Re: 30 mins of ads
Nah. The ads are probably the theater trying to take some money because the studios take all of it. The cut that a theater gets for a prime first run movie in the early weeks of release is peanuts. They have always had to survive on stuff other than the movie or the experience inside the theater.
Take away all of the extra annoying crap and all of those places would go out of business.
The studios are only indirectly responsible here. They squeeze the theaters and push them out on the thin ice.
Re: Shame it was so short...
> Why not enter just before the film starts?
You will probably not be able to find more than one empty seat and what's left will likely all be at odd angles and in the back or all the way in the front. You might as well just stay home.
That's what I do. My first negative experience after I got my projector caused me to swear off the cinema entirely.
...don't need to put up with that crap no more.
>> civil crime
> What, like belching loudly?
Does that fall under the heading of "anti-social activity" in Britain now?
> Or do you imply that industrial espionage in not "stealing"?
You have a pathalogical need to distort language and the law in order to make a point.
To an objective observer, that makes your point seem much less valid. If you feel compelled to lie and commit fraud to make your argument then your position must not be very sound.
> Posting someone's private photos online is not stealing, but has potential to break number of other laws depending on the exact case.
This tangent highlights an entirely different problem. We have a public discourse on this subject that is dominated by the crass interests of publishing corporations. The idea of a "personal paper" is completely overlooked. The law and most public perspective treats every worthless scrap of paper as some masterpiece that needs to be protected from harm lest someone publish it without permission.
The issue of "personal papers being stolen" really does not fit into the current framework at all.
Stealing is not something that can be done with a camera.
Words have particular meanings. When you LIE about them you abdicate any moral authority you might have. Just as in programming, the law requires precision and even a misplaced single character can gravely alter the meaning or even functionality of something.
> But not one of them killed the 1754 people who died on UK roads in 2012, killed entirely by motorists.
Not directly at least. You can still cause plenty of havoc on the road by simply being a menace to navigation. Someone can easily cause an accident and fatalities by pulling some stupid stunt that everyone else has to react to.
> This is a thief. He had stolen and resold stolen goods. How much would you ask if someone robbed you?
Been there. Did that.
I asked for monetary damages. I had to. "The law" had no interest in prosecuting the offender.
Now these were real damages, not something just imagined or a matter of wishful thinking. This was a repeat offender that had a trail of victims going in both directions. As I already said: "The law" just wanted to ignore him.
Eventually got the money back. A good lawyer helps. Now that's sorted, I am not sure I want to spend the cost of Harvard tuition to keep him locked away from the world. The public record of the court case will do enough to slow him down in future.
Again. These were REAL damages and not just some made up sh*t.
Re: Standard Windows timings
...and they say that Linux is arcane.
Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?
Of course the email gripe is total nonsense. It doesn't matter what kind of mail server you have. It probably doesn't even matter what smartphone OS you're running either. Just pick the appropriate client from the store. Something that is PROPRIETARY is MORE likely to be a problem because of corporate secrecy.
Re: slippery slope or lawsuit magnet?
Google is not legally required to rifle through your stuff.
People aren't complaining about the snitching but the fact that they were going through people's stuff to begin with. Google should not be poking through our stuff any more than UPS or the postal service should.
You have too much faith.
I would be worried that ANY case of failing to keep a low profile with regards to the police would be a mistake. Once you try to engage them, you've put yourself in their sights even if it is only to snitch on someone elses wrong doing.
Re: Timing, timing
So what would lack of support from the NSA stop exactly? Is anyone stupid enough to suggest that the Israelis would not defend themselves without NSA satellite photos or whatever else they're supposed to be talking about here. If anything, this might allow the entire process to be less haphazard.
Although Hamas rocket sites seem to be pretty much anywhere and they like to surround UN sanctuaries with mortar positions. So I am not sure what help extra intel would be anyways.
Re: Still too expensive
...and you know what the kicker is?
It will be much easier for the Windows user to augment his system video player with plugins then attempting to do the same thing on a Mac.
You can run VLC on both platforms but that's kind of a cheat.
Re: Still too expensive
> aesthetics AND performance
PC users simply have different values. They aren't interested in an overpriced overpowered fashion statement. They buy stuff for what it does for them, not how it makes the next guy jealous.
So the Apple-centric sensibilities are much less likely to come into play.
A PC user is much more likely to find that the pretty little thing under performs. They're more likely to do "real work" either either because they are power users (Linux) or have access to more interesting an potentially rather obscure (Windows) apps.
Then there's games. At which point the Intel GPU is just sad.
Don't antagonize the window repairman Marty.
> would rather have occupied by that rather-more-traditional viewing technology known as "windows" - through which I can watch the outdoor-wildlife in real-time without any cheesy soundtack or narration.
Unfortunately the view out my window doesn't include spectacular helicopter shots of the Australian outback, the Fjords of Norway, or even the more interesting Bronze age archeological sites from rural Britain.
They look dandy at 1080i on the 10 foot projection screen though.
Re: Almost a genuine reason for customers wanting DRM.
> When software licences are this expensive, it's almost a valid expectation that the feature should require some form of enabling licence key to switch it on when necessary.
...or the people managing multimillion dollar systems and software have half a clue and keep on top of this stuff. This isn't amateur hour.
Mandatory license managers just cause trouble. That's another layer of complexity that important high value mission critical systems don't need.
Re: Whenever you hear Oracle whine about Android
Source only has to be produced when requested by the user. If you aren't a user, then Redhat doesn't have any obligations to you and never did.
This is how a company that creates GPL based derivative works for internal use doesn't have to give YOU a copy of what they have done. Rights to the source are only conferred upon the user of the program. If you aren't a user, then you're irrelevant.
The "loophole" here is that there's nothing preventing a user from sharing.
ANY Redhat user gets the same rights to the programs in question that Redhat does.
Re: Learn the First Rule of Computer Science
There is an implicit problem here of course. You are expecting rube Apple users to behave like seasoned IT professionals. The whole point of them buying an Apple product was specifically to avoid needing to know what they were doing. They're even worse than Windows users in this respect.
Apple needs to manage this stuff while being mindful of their audience. If they cater to idiots then they need to make things even more idiot proof. That's the burden they take on for their approach to system design.
Re: top tip
> I sold an 8 year old dual G5 for $450 last year. Try that with ANY pc.
You just took advantage of someone and now you are publicly bragging about it.
That makes you a total scumbag. That's not anything to brag about.
Apple users have really anti-social values.
Re: @I ain't Spartacus
You wouldn't want the "re-release" for Android anyways. They would find some way to muck it up and ruin it by trying to "update" it.
Emulation is really the best way to go here. You get the unadulterated original. Warts and all you end up with the thing that inspires all of our fond memories rather than a cheap imitation.
...and Han shot first.
Re: "extended stay in shelters.”
It really doesn't take much to improve upon the mess that Hamas has managed to create. The simple fact that the Israelis aren't retaliating against the West Bank is a massive improvement and validation for the Abbas approach.
The Gaza leadership might as well cut out the middle man and execute their own citizens directly. At least that would be more honest.
Re: The US hates illegal aliens
The Roswell Greys probably had valuable job skills that could not be found in the domestic labor pool.
Re: Ah.. a scandel in the finest traditions.
This isn't OJ Simpson. All of this went down in front of a security camera.
If anything, the DA might argue that someone of her profession should be able to dose a client without killing him. Elevate the charge a bit.
> if you are a shareholder.
Who cares about the 1%?
Re: Aereo is NOT broadcasting
> The definition of re-broadcasting or public performance does not stipulate the size of the audience.
Yes it does. There are old DVD rental cases that bear this out.
From a purely factual point of view, there must be a distinction made here.
Calling it an illegal copy would have been fine. Calling it a "public performance" is just Orwellian nonsense.
Orlowski loves corporate welfare.
This is commercial supported content. No one should have to pay to re-transmit it under any circumstances. The fact that this practice was ever tolerated or encouraged is corporate welfare. It's one thing for elected officials pandering to lobbyists to pull this crap and quite another for unelected judges to perpetuate the same nonsense.
The "quacks like a duck" legal standard is highly dangerous. So is the notion that a single file transfer to a single individual is a "public performance".
This decision just isn't "the wrong thing" but it was also done "the wrong way".
Re: You're right for the wrong reasons...
Contrary to popular opinion within the reality distortion bubble, the fact that a bit of kit does not have the Apple logo on it does not automatically make it a piece of sh*t. Quite the contrary. Stuff from any other PC vendor is the same collection of spare parts as whatever Apple throws together.
An i5 is an i5 regardless of who you buy it from. It will still be welded to a lame GPU.
All the fruity logo buys you are weird form factors with no maintainability and bad head dissipation issues.
Re: Unless you one of those lard arses
...it's even worse than that.
Not only do we have a fridge the size of a small European apartment but some of us even have separate freezers for dealing with seasonal items.
Re: Devil's advocate says...
Most of the stuff I buy would not have an RFID tag for the same reason it doesn't have a barcode now.
I also have the Tetris problem as well as the leftovers problem. Most of what's in my fridge are combinations of items that were not sold with bar codes.
Another tax on the stupid...
It would not surprise me at all if this stuff gets expensive quick. It's probably designed with the stupid and impatient in mind. A little here and a little there can add up quick. There are plenty of stories of kids getting in trouble fast this way.
People that have any foresight or numeracy avoid this nickel and dime stuff.
Re: As a niche device owner....
The idea that use "freeloading" types are the niche is just absurd. It's like saying that people that don't fall for telemarketing scams are in the minority. It's just that there are enough stupid people out there to subsidize everyone else. I don't know anyone that does in-app purchases for games. They just play the free versions and put up with the limitations.
Suckers be very lucrative but there just aren't that many of them.
Re: It's not all about top end speed really.
Except 150MB/s is no faster than spinning rust. You want to back this up, right? Perhaps you want to install something or copy things too and fro every once and awhile.
It sounds like you have no advantage here when it comes to bulk storage.
> We teach all grade schoolers the finer points of medicine?
Just find yourself a Cub Scout. Perhaps one will save your sorry skin some day.
Re: Everyone should learn how to write code because ...
> By the same logic everyone should learn how to perform neuro-surgery because everyone has a drill and a knife at home, and one can always buy a magnifying glass at the store.
Self-reliant types have been teaching themselves First-Aid for this very reason for over 100 years now.
Of course self-reliance is very much out of style these days.
Just try to have something resembling a clue.
Lay tile just once.
You won't look at a floor the same way ever again. You will be able to appreciate fine craftsmanship and recognize the work of a worthless schmuck. As a consumer of the product of genuine experts, your small bit of dabbling will be of immense value. You will actually have some clue of what you are buying and be able to judge people's work.
Re: @AC101 @stu4
Instruction in ANY foreign language changes how you perceive your own as the approach is generally different. That alone is useful. Doesn't matter if it's a dead language or something new and trendy.
Re: Everyone should learn how to design internal combustion engines
> Before a person turns 16 and can get a driver's licence, the person must be able to display a good knowledge of thermodynamics, mechanics and the chemistry of hydrocarbon combustion. Then they should also learn how to weld and spraypaint.
> Sounds a bit stupid doesn't it?
It only sounds stupid because you're building a false strawman. None of what you are blithering on about is on topic when it comes to cars. On the other hand, studying the basics of the technology or putting together a plastic model of an engine or just becoming familiar with basic maintenance tasks all are on point.
Knowing enough to grok the difference between Petrol and Diesel engines does not require a PhD in physics. Although a Cub Scout might be able to assist you.
> There is no point teaching everybody to do the same thing. Its pointless because its self destructive.
"Mommy. The teacher is being mean to me. She's making me do something that's hard."
In a sufficiently diverse curriculum, EVERY ONE will say that at least once.
Not everyone is going to be Newton or Dickens or Picasso. That doesn't mean that you don't expose them to stuff and at least try to teach them things.
Re: Apparel Solution
"Sorry. I don't do Windows."
Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...
> IT has a problem with fair treatment of women, we know this
No. IT has an image problem because the frat boys in the news media want to verbally beat up on nerds. They especially want to tear down the more talented types in Silicon Valley. These are the ones that really make your average journalist look like an uneducated idiot.
That said. A wise geek might want to avoid an easily predictable situation.
Re: He is giving a talk about mavern
Then get ready to really start foaming at the mouth.
Not only is my wife hot, she's also smarter than you and makes more money than you do.
Re: What a load of left wing crap
> But it took a whole lot of energy and hydrocarbons to make and transport....
7 years ago. Today it just sits until I want to use it.
Re: All well and fine, but...
> Every streaming service I've tried do NOT provide subtitling for the featur
Check your decoder. Quite often this comes down to whatever streaming appliance you happen to be using. The feature may be there but your hardware doesn't support it.
Welcome to the dark side of streamers.
Re: This isn't a like for like comparison?
> until the streaming services let me download the full 4.7GB DVD, you can't compare them.
Never mind a 4G DVD. Try a 9G one or a 35G BluRay.
Same argument applies though. Streaming services can't compare to physical media for quality and clarity. Half the time the picture is pants because your network pipe got suddenly constricted.
Re: If there wasn't DRM...
> And Blu Rays are protected by even more DRM + all recent Blu Ray players are infected with a DRM virus called Cinavia that stop copies playing correctly. LOL @ "DRM Free".
That's why you acquire better ripping software and a PC bluray reader. The initial overhead is bothersome but the end result is much more satisfying.
Re: There is NO tablet ... that can come close to competing with my high-end laptop
> Hardly anybody, even in enterprise, needs a high-end laptop.
Even for "secretary terminal" work, there is a noticeable difference between using cheap underpowered hardware and decent kit. The fact that many people have meager requirements still doesn't negate the overhead of the OS or the problem of parts that are just crappy (like Intel GPUs).
If you are the least bit creative, you will find something to do with extra capacity.
Voice recognition is an obvious one. This common use case is one for which ARM devices need to "outsource" computation.
Re: Personally I think
> Using this logic, my house alarm that was fitted 10 years ago would need to be replaced for free due to the progress made in electronic hacking systems
Nope. This isn't about "progress". This is about suitability and fitness for purpose.
This isn't about "new features". This is about security patches.
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait