398 posts • joined Friday 6th March 2009 15:13 GMT
Re: "could the Met please get their priorities right and spend that money on real policing...?"
No! It doesn't work like that.
The trouble with IT agents...
is that you get a 'good' one. They have a role you can do. They understand your skills. You get the gig. Finish the gig with flying colours - everybody happy, you get paid, agent gets their cut, etc.. Then you never hear from them again!!!! (infact in most cases they've disappeared off the face of the planet - it's like they are anti-paper clips).
Re: "What I miss most is the VCL"
Indeed, it's not the language which is the issue in most circumstances, it's the libraries, and VCL was/(is?) tops. Trouble with current C# stuff is that you have totally laid back ex-Delphi bods mixing with MFC bods who have years of soggy chips on their shoulders. (IME). It was a simpler time back then :-)
Re: "The most awesome thing about Delphi is that it is not C++"
Nowt wrong with Pro-Pascal either, (just needed a bit of assembler to fill in the blanks). Still love the language - a bit like a dog going back to and old piece of spew.
If he's got free run of the place...
Can't he do a bit of dusting while he's at it?
Re "'The most awesome thing about Delphi is that it is not C++"
The nice thing about Borland C++ Builder, it was/(is?), able to quite happily compile Object Pascal as well as C++. Quite nice if you didn't want to rewrite something - probably a bit of a problem for someone not well versed though.
Sorry for whoever had to take up my code :-)
Re :- BONE UP ON FRESH EU PRIVACY LAW
Might of been nice if the article actual pointed out what aspect might need to be boned up on. (Other than the obvious all of it - which is bound to be legal gibberish).
Re: "it's always "middle management" new CEOs' want to sweep away"
Well, yes and no. Although they should be shifting the 'upper management', they should also shift the useless middle management, (probably employed/promoted by the incompetent 'upper management'), as well - as they are usually thick and are there just as a fire wall type thing. The butcher bods are obviously going for the scab, rather than the festering infestation, (because of internal politics). It does work in the short term, but can go hideously wrong - ref national government in general, overtime.
Re :-Now all your hashtags ARE BELONG TO US, Twitter Zucktags? Bitchtags? Cashtags? Spafftags?
Well after much thought, (well not really), SpivTags.
Re :- It's up to YOU...
No it wasn't and thus you have this abomination of popular 'oh that's the last British person we've heard of in SciFi' type ill considered voting.
" implanted electrodes in the brains of seven epileptic people"
McCoy: What is this, the Dark Ages?
Re: "Rainbow Hugs"....
According to their website, (www.rainbowhugs.com) :-
"Stuffed animals, created by you and filled with love"
Now if that isn't sick, I don't know what is.
Sorry my I did read that in the voice of Mongo from Blazing Saddles and thought it might be a quote :-
"Eadon's not posted yet,
Re: Surely you can explain this to us along with the fact that only HP hardware is kosher..
An Orthodox Jew Walks into a Bar…
and buys a printer.
(the wacky dude)
Re: Torvalds would turn air BLUE at MS's Devs! @Eadon
Judging from current rants, Eadon & Torvalds are one and the same person.
But not in a respectful sense, and not really aimed at the new design, because that's all it is. Underlying functionality is exactly the same, (vertical cover flow thing really doesn't count). In fact there is no actual reason why the setup couldn't keep the old look and have the new look. Then have a switch to allow people to choose how it looks - or gods forbid, allow them to mix and match or add their own style.
But in the bigger picture it does give the 'commentators' something to chew the fat over on their various 'new media' sites. Thus providing revenue from adverts, and thus allowing them to feed their 'wealth' back into society. Yeh! for the current economy of gossip, scare mongering and general ill informed criticism.
Re:"It's also the basic version of Welsh Rarebit"
Go to the back of the class!, Cheese on toast is in no way like Welsh Rabbit, (well apart from the cheese aspect). They are totally different disciplines.
Re: Their targeted ads aren't the best
Umm, have you ever done some late night browsing at say ebay, or overclockers, and five minutes later you get an e-mail from amazon saying something like 'Yeh!, we also do this". It's almost like the are watching you.
You can make effective micrometeorite shielding from cheese?
You'd of thunk.
Re:" I can't imagine anyone being all that keen to attempt an ARM port of the VBA runtime!"
Not really sure that's the issue. RT isn't really a re-skinned version of CE, it really does have it's base in the PC API. I think the thing is that the RT version has been marketed at the consumer and therefore everything has to go through the store in the way it was intended by the developer and has also gone through the MS procedure for saying that application is OK to use - and won't f**k their tablet up. Now if you start introducing the ability to actually write code on the device at the consumer level, they can't guarantee that 'people' won't start screwing with the setup - In which case you'd have to have the whole Anti-virus/Malware setup as on a normal PC.
It's really quite easy to jail break the Surface, and dump anything coded for the ARM architecture on it. It's the ignorance of the Plebs, (erm sorry standard consumer), and the nefarious ne'er-do-wells which are dragging your experience down.
You'd know he'd be awesome.
"Zynga, like every other consumer-oriented company, has been adversely affected by the rapid shift to mobile, as business models built for the desktop era have a hard time dealing with the lower ad fees generated from mobile devices."
Errmm, haven't they always been just purveyors of trashy iOS/Android 'games', and had really nothing to do with desktop stuff? Or am I missing a whole other side to their general crappyness?.
Sorry, obligatory "Dimension Of Miracles" quote:-
"You want me to tell you why reality is the way it is," Seethwright said. "But there is no explanation for that. You must simply learn to fit your preconceptions to what you find. You must not expect reality to adapt itself to you, except very infrequently"
(Ducks to even suggest something was somewhat based on something else).
Re :- Scientists have invented a dangerous new charger capable of infecting iPhones?
Shirely that should be "Engineers have invented a dangerous new charger capable of infecting iPhones?"
Re :- What do 1.4 BEELLION transistors get you?
Something like an AMD A10-5800K? (but not as good).
Re: Sounds exactly right to me... Been there and seen it!
Indeed, but there is always an inroad.
For example, OK you really don't need this bit of 'xyz' superduper software, but what's your backup regime? Oh you don't have one!, Well you probably should for 'abc' reasons. Maybe this bit of software plus assistance in setting it up would help. Oh you don't have anybody on site to monitor whether the backup is successful or not. No worries we can e-mail the reports to our system an inform you/come around to fix problems if they occur. Later, umm we might actually need your 'xyz' superduper software, and as you've done such a good job on the general busy body stuff, we've come to you first.
It's quite a simple game really. (just needs time to cook).
Re:It can be seen on Youtube. Worth half hour of anyones time.
Wow, forgotten that...
A) Don't wear a bow tie to work,(people won't look fondly on you in the future)
B) Don't light up over a big pile of paper in front of your computer. (It's not cool in the future)
C) If the boss looks and acts sleazy, he probably is. (actually this is still true)
I believe "road head" is the technical term...
Secondary/High school viewings of the 'World According to Garp' should be made compulsory to show how that can go hideously wrong.
I have a nice little stack of non functioning HD's by my desk, (acquired over the years from various emergency swap outs), which I need to get around to decommissioning with extreme prejudice, (i.e. big hammer). They all appear to be Western Digital. Odd that.
I think the real story here is...
Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is still around! Hadn't heard about them in nearly, probably, twenty years. What they been up to?
Read the title,
(should read the article sometime).
re "it encouraged my "friends" to come across as needy, show off, prats,"
I think some people need that, but if they are friends why should it matter?
(ps I have an obviously fake FB account, so why is Shelby Campbell so insistent????)
Gobbed smacked. Basically gov, (well US gov - which is just weird), backed scheme actually provides a tangible return on investment. Good job, well done at the financials.
Re: Toss in a couple jars of Marmite!
Foreign Marmite, (and variants), taste like sick. No Deal.
If you drill into anything, either you are going to put something into it which makes a big bang, or something nasty is going to come out.
Re: "I think BT tower would fit in with any of our major cities."
pssssst, do you want to buy it? Can do you a good deal like, and am willing to throw in the New Scotland Yard building as a bonus. (The coat is in no way shady).
Re: over indulging on the black stuff
Not even little green men can drink a pint of Bovril. IGMC
Why does Ron Suggs get all the good jobs?
I mean, you couldn't just have a application looking at the moon for impact detection events and flag it. Nope we need Ron Suggs to sit around looking at the videos. (Just jealous like).
"Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming"
Sorry I don't believe it. The only way I'll agree is if I get an all expenses trip to somewhere nice and sunny - obviously with a complimentary Bahama Mama to fend off the heat.
just fancied some fudge, and Google's auto-complete came up with 'fudge games' and 'fudge hair'. Now I'm not a prude, but I like my fudge non-kinky, less hairy and more edible. IGMC.
I look back lovingly on the days,
when a cloud was an X.25 representation, on a white board, for stuff you don't have to worry about - (ermmm too much). But then the marketing bods got their oar in..........
Re: "The technical incompetence of the Telegraph's setup is staggering."
Actually It's not really technical incompetence which is the problem, more a marketing thing. i.e. they need to draw in people with the free articles to persuade them to buy into their 'bigger' package. However really only two easy ways to do this:-
1) Cookie counter, (obviously flawed)
2) Force initial user account setup with limited free articles, (also flawed because you'd just go and setup a new account when the free stuff runs out)
Ahh you say, what if the user actually has to give some unique identification when they create the account for #2, (i.e. unique credit card number or bank details). Well a) that's a hassle for getting people to read your drivel and b) people will just go to sites which amalgamate the news rather than wanting to put themselves on a 'list'.
With the cookie approach they are assuming that most of the folk who read the drivel are technically incompetent and that, obviously, has been calculated into the reason for going that way. The, errm, 'freeloaders', still have the adverts, ermmm, sometimes. So it's really extra dosh, for not a lot of effort.
"The Daily Telegraph introduced a subscription last month, with the first 20 articles free"
Ummm, well, Firefox->Privacy->Remove individual cookies->Search 'Telegraph'->Delete All.
Re: Come on Reg....
It wasn't me!!!!!!! :-)