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When you have a Metro App in the foreground, your previously opened Metro Apps go into sleep mode.
If your system requires more memory, sleeping Metro Apps are terminated without warning to release memory.
Wait until it's integrated into FaceBook
Your wall will now be showing "[ac] is viewing pr0n.xxx. Click here to see what [ac] is viewing."
Never noticed a thing...
My Virgin Media connection has been working fine.
Was it only certain areas that were affected?
Re: Patent lawyers... IN SPAAACE!
We could leave them there to burn up in re-entry
Has Virgin Media laid "any" cables?
Isn't everything they own were aquired with mergers and take overs of Telewest and NTL?
We don't have enough court room drama in the tech industry. Kaspersky should just sue Apple for not allowing them to infest iOS.
They would have done if Microsoft said the same thing about Windows.
ATV & Dragon
Wouldn't SpaceX be better licencing the automatic docking technology that's in the ATV for the Dragon capsule instead of the manual procedure the IIS crew need to do?
I got my Diablo III for "free". I signed up to the Annual Pass for World of Warcraft. My reason for it was since I'll be playing Mists of Pandaria when it comes out might as well have a free game.
Like others said Launch Day was a shambles until Blizzard employees woke up and a message appeared on the US forums about 10:30am PST (about 18:30 BST) about the login problem. I noticed it was working about 21:30 BST. So nearly 24 hours in Europe with the problem.
Mind you when has anything on launch day goes smoothly for online/mmo games?
We'll probably have the same thing again with Mists of Pandaria.
However now that I can play the game, I'm having fun with my Witch Doctor, firey bats AoE and rune enabled blowdarts firing 3 at a time. Only level 10 at the moment.
and killed the Skeleton King.
Re: I look forward to seeing comparethemarket.xxx's mascot
I see what you did there...
Re: Makes you think though...
"There are already several ways of delivering WMDs that are already deployed. Rockets (ICBMs), Bombers, Cruise Missiles. What need is there for a new delivery system?"
Orbital Weapons Platform.
Nuke them from orbit. Only way to be sure.
Was at the cinema at the weekend with a few mates.
The ticket cost £7.80. The prices seem to go up faster than petrol prices.
So for 4 of us total ticket price was £31.20. Then there's the extras (drinks, food, etc).
It's cheaper to wait for the DVD to come out then buy it, and get in pizza and beer.
Once you've done with it sell it on ebay and get some money back.
I wonder how many systems will fall over when they start recording IPv6.
Old systems that have varchar(15)/char(15) in the database to store 255.255.255.255 will end up truncating FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF
All I can hear now is the South Park song "Blame Canada"...
And I think you mean "overhauled".
Yep... just failed English :(
Its about time the examination boards were overalled and stop them from creating easier exam papers to make their life easier for marking.
Also get rid of the this A* bollocks and return to A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc
Nothing should be greater than A.
</old age rant>
Pit them against each other in a high-octane motor race. Win 5 races and they can win their freedom.
Plus cars with frikkin' lasers....
Re: Simple matter of education.
You sir, have a pint.
That is a very good example.
A future tag line?
It's my company, Bitch!
Quote of the Week
“Although a world leader in digital search capability, Google took the position that searching its employees’ e-mail ‘would be a time-consuming and burdensome task’,” the commission reportedly said.
1. What if you don't have a FaceBook account? Will you still be in the running or will the Employer just "file" your application?
2. Can the prospective employee sue the company for not giving them a job because they didn't hand over their FaceBook account details?
3. Does the company have a policy of telling users not give out their passwords?
Well if games designers wrote games that will bring you back for more instead of curning out out rubbish that is over within a few hours, then they would get more sales.
So Braben... When are you going to create a new version of Elite?
"We were also curious about an issue parents raised. The pupils appear to receive nothing from the commercial exploitation of their original work, while the charity receives 20 per cent. "So where does the other 80 per cent go?" asks Leighton"
Did anyone ask Prince Charles where the other 80% is going to?
Made in China
Everything else is made in China, so why not space travel...
El Reg version
As I was reading the El Reg version of Top Gun 2, I was imagining the fight with the F-35 and X-47B.
You've got a Hollywood Blockbuster there.
Anonymous vs ZeuS
I wonder if Anonymous will go after the creators of ZeuS
What's in a name?
Maybe Microsoft would have better success by dropping the name Windows from Windows Phone 7.
When people see the name Windows they think bloat, viruses, etc.
May be call it Metro OS and the handset mPhone. Wonder if Apple will get upset with that.
They must be in ultra-hardcore guilds.
We have scheduled pee breaks for our raids.
I've heard of the name Kardashian being branded about but didn't know the story.
Everytime I heard the name I keep thinking of Cardassians.
Thanks Rob for telling us the story.
Now we know Kim made a porn tape, got onto the internet and now their mother is pimping them out for "reality" T.V.
Game & Watch
I still got my Donkey Kong Game & Watch. Must replace the batteries on it...
At the moment I don't see any reason to create any business applications in Metro style.
Most companies will just lock out Metro and keep Windows classic desktop for their applications.
Metro apps "suspend" when they are no longer in focus.
This seems like a backward step especially when you are using a multitasking OS.
The rules are if the application takes more than 15 seconds to load, it is killed off.
When your application is notified it's going to by suspended you have 5 seconds to save any work. If you do not save the work in time, you lose the data.
So far these times are fixed and not configurable.
Do RIM offer a 99% availablity?
No company can guarentee 100% availability.
If so that means out of 365 days of the year they are saying that their service could be unavailable for 3.5 days (84 hours).
Co-operative Insurance are already offering discounted insurance for under 25's if they have a black box fitted.
They had this scheme for some time now.
Boats and GPS
Are they saying that if the GPS malfunctions on their boat they are screwed?
Maybe they need to dust off their compass and do it the old fashion way.
Good practise for them in case of such event.
re: end user liability
AC @ Thursday 6th October 2011 00:23 GMT
"... whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent," see 35 U.S.C. 271 (a).
That one word "uses" could open a right can of worms.
It's not clear on it's meaning. You could take it as the individual user of a product.
For example Apple sueing all users that use Samsung products that "infringe" on Apple patents and visa versa.