232 posts • joined 21 May 2009
Re: What's in a name?
Damn... Cameron Colley beat me to it...
What's in a name?
How about shorten Metro to Me and call it Windows Me.
Since it's spelt Me and not ME, it won't be confused with Windows ME.
Re: It's not the Dwarves.....
".....it's the Mithril. That's stuff's seriously expensive."
They need to head over to Azeroth. Loads of Mithril nodes to mine.
Re: You STILL get Traffic Management on 30Mbps
I'm on Virgin Media (still on 20Mb, waiting for 60Mb upgrade to happen) and when I downloaded latest Mist of Pandaria beta patch which was 20Gb I was getting 2.4Mb/s then within 30 mins this dropped down to 520Kb/s (that's megabytes and kilobytes not bits as displayed on MoP download).
That's how good VM's traffic shaping is. Over 80% reduction. Took bloody hours to download because of that.
When there was a power cut at the local Asda a few years ago, they searched your trolly for hidden alcohol, then estimate what the trolly is worth... Was £20 for £60+ of shopping.
Re: What the f*ck does this have to do with the IT industry
It so we can prepare to write a computer virus and upload it into their mothership.... oh wait that has already been done in Independence Day.
Lies, damned lies and statistics
This is all I can think of with these companies manipulating the numbers to suit their needs.
Didn't they out-source the bag to India?
Every little helps
I wouldn't use Tesco's for anything other than buying food and that's if I'm near one.
Out-sourcing is bad
"The problem is that IT systems have become vastly more complex. Delivering an e-banking service could be reliant on 20 different IT systems. If even a small change is made to one of these systems, it can cause major problems for the whole banking service, which could be what's happened at NatWest. Finding the root cause of the problem is probably something NatWest is struggling with because of the complexity of the IT systems in any bank."
This is why out-sourcing IT is bad. You fire the permanent staff who knew all the quirks of the system and would have pinpointed the problem in no time at all.
And now the decision to fire IT staff has come back to bite them in the arse.
Facebook has settled a suit that could have seen it compensating 150 billion people in the United "States."
150 billion people? Facbook making people up now to improve their shares?
Re: No photos in the canteen
"She should start drawing it, it would probably make the food more appealing."
In one blog she did draw it because she forgot to bring her camera.
5 million what??
"Richards reckons cloud computing has the potential to deliver €700bn (£564bn) of economic benefit in the five biggest European economies and generate five million new jobs in the five largest member states."
Generate 5 million new jobs??
How can moving your data to the cloud generate 5 million new jobs?
It's more like move the data to the cloud then off source the jobs to India.
So the browser will be bogged down with loads of confirmation cookies from all EU web sites you visit.
And when you clear your cookies, you start all over again.
Who ever though up this law wants slapping round the head with a wet kipper. They have no clue.
My nephew is 10, he uses it as well as his class mates.
Like the story says so much for the age-verification process during sign up.
"At best they will change the name (no we are not tracking you... we are following you, totally different)."
Both methods can be summed up in one word: Stalking.
Re: Why are we going backwards?
Windows 8 will have classic Windows Desktop as well as Windows 8 Metro.
You will still be able to use normal Windows applications in Desktop mode.
Windows 8 Desktop no longer has Aero so its all grey. Search for the complaints about Visual Studio 11 and how grey that is.
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
Re: I'm surprised you didn't know...
While applying the Francis pressure on the grape, does it make a "Oooo!" sound?
Has Virgin Media laid "any" cables?
Isn't everything they own were aquired with mergers and take overs of Telewest and NTL?
Is this EMC's answer to Life, the Universe and everything?
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?
Just looked and facebook is at: $ 33.4454 -4.7864 -12.52%
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...
Rebrand it to Android+, Social Networking on your Phone.
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.
With all this prior art over avatars, no doubt the brainless fuckwits at the USPTO will grant Apple the patent.
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?
... what you're all saying is that Hollywood just produces crap these days.
"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
Hope they put in a good explanation on how the moon is able to travel from planet to planet.
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.
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