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Didn't need fixing.
It didn't need fixing since Windows is ubiquitous. A few niche or hobby OSes don't count.
Now I don't believe that, but I thought I'd give you a sample of what ignorant, patronising shite coming towards you was like rather than radiating away from you as per the norm.
You're going to cook your wife?
Just snobs. Being snobby about other snobs doesn't not make you a "reverse snob", just a normal snob with a different target from the other snobs.
A bit up your own
I don't see any mention of monkey dances or hurling furniture in the article.
So which of your own irrational prejudices are you trying to squeeze in here?
The two-faced steamroller antics of Google far outstrip even the microsoft of the '90s. The more I hear about them the more I weep for the company that showed such promise of reforming the way big tech business does big business.
The fact that they give away loads of cool stuff shouldn't blind an intelligent person from this. Some more cynical than me might even call it a bribe for the stupid. Not ME you understand. I'm a pragmatist not a cynic.
Re:Can I try?
Sorry for being off topic.
>> along with a retired enterprise programmer whom showed me the ropes
In these days when people tend to use "who" whether or not it should be "who" or "whom" you would think it would be a pleasant diversion when someone uses "whom" when it should be "who".
But it just feels like someone is stamping on my bell every time I see it.
Written before reading??
I could only see one post with a negative slant towards gamers in general, and even that one I wouldn't call "hate".
Did you read the article and then just post your standard "hate" response?
I hate too. Hate stock indignant posts.
I'd get nostalgic if I ever stopped listening to them.
Amen indeed, Brother Fuzzy.
(I always skipped over "Escape" on RTL though. Never liked that song)
@AC - Is this a troll?
Rights and wrongs aside - it's hard to see how you could have got it more wrong.
He clearly states he's refering to Manning, not Assange. :-)
Is it just me or is it warm in here?
"Only to those who have fallen for the sceptics propaganda. I have yet to see a sceptic claim that is not thoroughly debunked."
Depends what you read. I've yet to see a sceptic's OR zealot's claim that the other side hasn't debunked, then the original side claiming that it hasn't and that the other side uses pseudo science, and only idiots believe THEM because anyone can SEE we're right, etc, etc. Ad nauseum.
I feel sorry for both sides and only actively hate the lying, trough-snouting scientists that lied to produce results their paymasters wanted, and thus muddied the whole issue to the point it's a high-finance slanging match where both sides know they are right and the other side all smell of wee. Deadlock that may kill us all (either naturally or by our own hand depending on your standpoint).
Yes, they do.
It's a very profitable business. You buy your template malware, customise it to your needs (sending credentials, card details, etc, to your own server) and then release it.
This business model allows criminally minded people with only limited technical know-how to prey on the general public.
Whilst and amongst
Whilst and amongst are perfectly good words. I use them all the time, so do a lot of other sane, modern-day, educated, non-pretentious people. They're probably just not popular in chavsville, init?
Now, people who say "methinks" in forum posts. You can shoot them by all means.
I'd never heard anyone use outwith before, though.
>> Did Assange leave the country before or after the case was closed? etc etc etc
Using the search engine of your choice it takes less than 20 seconds to answer your own question and render your post moot. Probably less time than it took you to compose your comment.
(I'm not going to tell you the answer as I'm capricious)
Being fed propaganda?
In the unlikely event that any English speaking Japanese in Japan are reading this: has anyone over there actually heard this story and does anyone actually care what Mr Fry said?
Or are we just being fed a load of old pony by the press (who love a story like this) after one person took it upon themselves to complain?
(Bloody hell I'm feeling jaded and cynical today)
What did I misunderstand?
Isn't this a complete set up by Google? They know how clickstream data works.
As I understand from the original story they had their own guys opt in to the Bing clickstream feedback thing, they searched repeatedly on nonsensical terms and then clicked on the same link each time after searching.
Later, they enter the term in to Bing and the only matches that it has are the clickstream data that says "when people searched for this term they then clicked on this link". So that link is displayed as the search result?
So is this not them opting in to another companies "improve our results" program, sending poisoned results back, and then complaining that the poisoned results were displayed?
Wouldn't this work for "strings no one is ever going to search on" with any automated feedback system?
Why persecute the ass for the crimes of the owner, even if he's an arse.
Won't somebody please think of the asses!!!
Most of Microsoft's stuff. Almost all of Linux. And no one runs Apple stuff on anything but toys these days so we don't need to consider that.
OS code aside, The Register would lose half its stories if drone workers didn't find ways of circumventing security and running stuff they weren't supposed to or copying data they shouldn't.
For the sake of the Reg, keep networks open!
No offence meant, but...
Carefully, but incorrectly.
Just because you wish history happened in a way more to your current political liking doesn't mean it was so. There are many Scots, Welsh and even Irish that made important contributions to the terror that was the British Empire.
...the 40ish year old retired footballer?
yeah. Well modern.
All? ONE person with an under-developed sense of humour mentioned it and then you, somewhat ironically for a person called Bee, accused us of behaving as if we were a hive mind.
So if your machine is already compromised to the point they can change the MBR (which any half decent AV should spot and prevent) then they can run this admittedly very clever bit of code on your machine.
Pisser if you're infected, but easy to prevent.
...I doubt these London types from t' Register read the Yorkshire Post.
But everyone reads the Daily Mail. (Unfortunately, some people take it seriously).
You're doing something wrong then
I've installed it on umpteen machines, possibly even a plethora, and I've never had any problems. It goes on, does the business, and doesn't cost anything. Easy life.
>>if i wifi acess point has not been locked and secured and marked private then as far as i am concerned it is open.
...luckily for the entire rest of the world your personal opinion does not constitute law.
The reason we have these laws is to stop parasites and wankers preyiexploiting the weak and stupid.
Do you know how journalism works?
Both the "220 volts" thing and the "underwater for 2 hours" things were "abilities" that he claimed to impress his dumb audience.
He reported the guys claims and I imagine didn't bother running a robust analysis of the volts claim for the same reason he didn't on the underwater one.
(Oh I wish I could remember the sketch I'm hearing in my head now, I think it was a sermon in a church where everything was tediously picked apart. Might have been Stuart Lee)
Although making electicity circulate is quite an achievement. Go fake guru!
A fair request, but mix these three ingredients in any measure you like and what would you imagine the result would be?
i) The usual level of comment for a bootnotes article
ii) An article about double-entendre and sexual inuendo...
iii) ...and the people that complain about such things.
>> "..It seems a regular piece of garbage claimed by leftists, communists, and socialists,... "
>> You forgot the gays and the Jews and the Gypsies.
Just because someone doesn't hold the same political views as you doesn't make them a homophobe, an anti-semite or a racist.
Typical leftie. :-)
According to the article, he wasn't just having a bounce but cracking one off at the same time.
And the neighbour was so shocked she had to continue watching and eventually call the police rather than shut her curtains and go back to bed.
Having done no research on this other than read the article, I don't believe it's anything to do with code.
" Ceglia's lawyers say different, and that he invested $1,000 in what became Facebook, after employing Zuckerberg to work on a separate project."
Sounds like they met when Z was employed by C, and that C stuck a little cash (with contract) into the fledgling enterprise.
I'm with the popcorn guy above: this is going to be fun to watch.
maybe it's time you went to the pub...
...as anyone who can miss the point by so wide a margin probably needs a drink.
While you're there, why not talk in a loud voice about how clever you are.
Have a good weekend.
Cart before horse
cost to build and maintain divided by number of hits over this time period.
So if it cost 24 quid to build, and 2 people visited the site, that's 12 notes per squint.
Not a measure of quality: if you were trying to measure its cost compared to its worth then it would either be infinite or zero, depending on how drunk I am.
The knock-on effect of one person slowing down is, of course, well known and proven.
But you will see people slowing down when they obviously don't need to so they can gawp and hopefully see another human being in pain. Or some blood.
There's an awful lot of scumbags in this world.
You were expecting?
It's an article about the female chest area. You were expecting originality? Wit? Satirical observation?
To be honest, I only visited the comments page to see what your take on the posts would be :-)
You'll still be able to finish in 20 seconds, just as normal. The difference is that the semen you pump in to Polythene Pauline won't contain viable sperm.
Probably. In not a doctor. I just wanted to make a prem/doll comment. :-)
There should be (might be?) a legal way to transfer the ticket or get a refund if you can't go. But, as much as I hate to agree with the overpriced festival organisers, it's the wanker touts buying up huge swathes of tickets and selling them on at inflated prices and con artist scum selling forgeries to the gullible/desperate that forced this state of affairs.
>> The IT systems would have been adjusted to make sure such a breach does not occur again whether the aritcle was published or not
IF that were true then maybe you'd have a point. But it would have been hushed up and ignored. "No harm done, no one found out. We'll keep everything as it is and it definitely won't happen again."