91 posts • joined 5 May 2009
Buzz, buzz, buzz
Innovation and convergence are the new paradigm (in more ways than one).
...based on real actual casework...
"Real actual"? Is the author getting paid by the word?
The legendary jazz musician.
It's not what you think
IMHO, they're more frightened by words like hexadecimal and sysadmin.
Re: Google, take this deal please
Playing devil's advocate here, the problem with people is that they have "rights" and can complain to the government if they feel those rights have been abused. A robot doesn't have these rights (not yet, anyway). Unemployed people might be cheap labor, and even desperate for work, but it's still possible they might complain about some aspect of employment. Therefore, it makes more sense to use robots for some jobs, because robots can't complain.
I'd be more impressed if they simplified their licensing schemes. IMHO, if your licensing is so complex that you created "licensing specialist" as a job title and certification, then you're doing something wrong.
If censorship ends, it will be in spite of Google, not because of it. It's in its corporate interests to comply with governmental orders, where smaller, nimbler organizations can take greater risks because they have less to lose.
Big Brother because Google is watching.
Maybe Siri will get be able to work with sign languages in the future. One of many possibilities, I imagine.
I can see the Register is trying to gain international support for its plans to become the first tech website in space. By the third iteration, I hope they have their VOIP (Vulture-over-internet-protocol) tech finally ready for the masses.
Preparing for battle
They plan to engage with and destroy the Crimson Permanent Assurance. It's Eric Schmidt's plan for revenge dating back to when he was a Midshipman for Bell Labs.
So it's, like, a Spice Girls convention, right?
A few questions for Google
What's the best way to protect my Gmail from NSA snooping?
How can I remove all Google products from my Android phone?
If 42 is the answer, what is the question?
At what point did Google stop giving a s**t about the "Don't be evil" slogan?
Yesterday Adobe asked me to fill out a survey regarding CS6 and Creative Cloud. I told them I had no intention of buying, installing, or recommending Creative Cloud because their software isn't compelling enough to warrant taking out a subscription. For most of the people I deal with, Gimp and Scribus are sufficient for their needs. You don't need Photoshop if all you're going to do is crop a photo.
So, you're assuming they're not taking notes then? Maybe you should look at mobile use at meetings and presentations as a sign that you've said something interesting and they want to jot it down for future reference.
Imitation is the ...
Considering how TOR works, it would be possible for multiple sites named Silk Road to appear, each with different ownership. Some might even be run by the DEA (or other govt agencies).
Following that idea, maybe instead of introducing a low-end iPhone, maybe Apple should create a new lower-end brand, and put iOS on its devices. That way they wouldn't 'taint' the Apple brand with inexpensive products by
creating a new gateway drug opening a new market.
The wrong way
They could probably make a lot of money by starting to Windows Updates for XP. I know several companies that are still using XP and aren't inclined to move to something else. If the cost of buying updates from Autonomy (or whoever) is less than the cost of upgrading hundreds or thousands of PCs to Windows 7, many companies would probably jump at the chance.
While I wouldn't put it past the NSA, GCHQ, et al to circumvent or decrypt SSL, it almost seems as if this is an attempt to get people to not care about SSL. If people believe SSL is useless, they'll won't go through the bother of using it, making the NSA's job that much easier.
Black helicopter due to the lack of a tinfoil hat icon.
Since it's the Ministry of Sound, does that make this a "techno squabble"?
Re: "Tory MP Claire Perry... is advising the Prime Minister on porn"
"Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more."
What a name
With a name like English Defence League, I envisioned a plethora of pedantic people pushing proper spelling. Way more entertaining, pour moi, than a bunch of bigots.
The legal issues might not be a game-stopper. Any lawyer worth their legal degree should be able to argue that the fault resides with someone other than their client.
Lower your expectations
"The best the human race can do." Online? That's a laugh. If you're looking for the best the human race can do, you're looking in the wrong place. Going online, I assume there will be stuff I disagree with, things that are distasteful, derogatory, and even hateful, but I accept it because if I want the benefits of going online, I also have to accept some risks.
That said, I've learned not to feed the trolls, online or off.
First of all, the OP said they have a monopoly over the world's economy, not money. Money and the economy are two different things. Not that I agree with OP. Just sayin'.
In context of OP's comment, I understood it to mean the banks that are licensed and regulated by governments have a monopoly on the world's economy. A monopoly isn't about one company/organization. It's about power. Most banks have the same business model, so even if they are separate entities, they are going to do what they can to protect the business model. If thousands of banks are protecting the same business model, they can collectively act like a monopoly.
Re: The "Wandering Wop"
100,000 people in a cricket stadium wouldn't sound like anything in America, because we don't have cricket stadiums that large.
Re: If you can't fry it, it's not food
It's still new, give it time. It probably hasn't made its way to Scotland yet.
Re: Bin Laden Athletic 4, USA 1
If your family member was coming home late at night with people you suspect are pr0n stars, then you shouldn't be very surprised.
Since I'm not British, is cheese on toast the same thing as a grilled cheese, or are they just culinary cousins?
Any external USB drive should work. When I need to use an optical drive, I connect a Dell USB2 DVD-RW drive to my MacBook. it's a bit cheaper than Apple's Superdrive and does the same job. For that matter, you could probably use a generic USB drive and save more money.
I work with a bunch of eye doctors and they give talks every week about interesting cases. One year one of them spent a few months helping out in a hospital in Alaska. He presented a case where a patient tried to commit suicide by holding a cartridge to his forehead with a pair of pliers and tried to set it off by holding a lighter to it. The cartridge went off, but instead of penetrating the skull, the bullet ended up between the globe and orbit, doing some damage to the eye (mainly burns). The doctor had pics, so it probably happened. The patient was held for a psych eval.
Fail, because the patient missed out on a Darwin award.
Re: Morons of the world, unite!
There was a suicide as recently as April: http://micgadget.com/34842/suicides-return-foxconn-workers-forced-to-work-long-hours-in-silence/
Re: Starting to be excited about this ...
I work with a bunch of eye doctors, so I wonder how long it will be before one of them gets a set of these for "research".
It would probably be more useful to people with certain conditions, such as macular degeneration or maybe glaucoma, where they have some good, but patchy vision. People with dense cataracts, cloudy corneas, etc might have a hard time with Glass, though I'm guessing.
Does the marketing VP get paid by the word? The response is so padded with unnecessary words, it makes me think he (or the company) is dishonest to some extent.
"In order to continue to maintain solid double digit growth..." "To continue to maintain," is a bit redundant. "Solid," is solid word count padding worthy of a college freshman. "In order," isn't necessary. "To continue double digit growth..." means the same thing, but exhibits brevity.
I've also seen Windows performing better in a VM (XP and Win 7 in VMWare Fusion on a Mac, Win7 and 2008 Server in Hyper-V on a Dell server), even when I dial down the number of cores and RAM the VM's are allowed to use. Running Windows 7 in Hyper-V with 1 GB of RAM runs better than Windows 7 on an Optiplex with 1 GB of RAM. I don't know why, but it does.
I've run Ubuntu in VMWare Fusion and Ubuntu Server in Hyper-V but haven't played around with them enough to appreciate any difference in performance, though neither seems to suffer from the limited RAM I've allocated.
Re: Wait a minute
I wouldn't say we don't pay enough, but as a large state-funded university, they seem to offer us fairly good deals :-) On the other hand, I don't look at their profit margins. I do recommend Dells (and Apples), but that's mainly because they seem to install less crapware than other manufacturers. Caveat emptor, however.
Wait a minute
I hope Dell doesn't get out of the PC business. We've got hundreds of Optiplex PCs (and dozens of Latitude laptops) where I work, and on the rare occasion that something breaks, their service has always been excellent - the parts arrive the next day and they always ask if I need a tech to come and install the parts. My personal experience with Dells is they they've been more reliable than the Macs I've owned.
Re: Dell and Linux
After getting a Project Sputnik XPS 13 last summer, I tried using Ubuntu for a few days, but eventually got fed up and installed Mint.
Is that a new unit of measurement for the Register? Shouldn't it be measured in doormats?
At the university where I work, VGA is commonly used to connect laptops to projectors. All of the classrooms have VGA connections in the teacher's desk or speaker's podium, while some will have DVI or HDMI as options. VGA may be legacy tech, but it still works well.
B/c ppl hv attn spans of gnats.
Why do they need to be innocent?
In the US, the president and governors can grant pardons or commute sentences for people who are guilty, which is probably why it's a sometimes controversial practice. I can't decide if the US or the UK has a better grasp of when pardons should be granted, but if it happened in the US, Turing would probably have been pardoned by now.
I'm not from the UK, but isn't increased government regulation and government intrusion supposed to be anathema to Conservative ideals?
Re: A good job for the MIT robot lab, allied to Lockheed-Martin
RAT-101? Would that be the first iteration of the Rat-Thing from Snow Crash?
I have a bad feeling about this
Jar Jar Binks on Ice.
Textbooks that feature Yoda, Obi-Wan and other "wise" Jedi masters throughout.
A sitcom with a young Padawan as sidekick and comic relief who constantly gets into trouble and is frequently rescued from a predicament of his own making.
Spies, pirates, thieves?
Sounds pretty American to me. Maybe we should give them citizenship.
It's because they cut back on rounded corners
Late to the party, but with lots of money
They should pay Psy billions of won and call it "Gangnam style". They can have an ad with Bill Gates and/or Steve Ballmer doing the dance from the video - instant meme! Dress them as Santas for holiday sales.
"parasitic pornographic websites" tapewormlove.com? theliceshack.xxx?
similar to Dropbox
The university where I work started using Box recently and it is much, much easier to use than Sharepoint. I've use it on Macs and PCs, and have accessed it with iOS and Android devices.
It's pretty much like Dropbox in that you can store your files "in the cloud" and access them anywhere there's a network connection. You can also 'invite' people to upload, download, or edit files in your personal Box folder. Most of the people I work with use it to collaborate with other rather than emailing documents back and forth.