666 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: Aren't Facebook just arguing...
Well, yes - generally in order to create an obligation between two parties there has to be something of value exchanged by both sides (consideration). FB may be arguing that absent that being provided by its users, they aren't consumers and FB does not have an obligation to them as consumers. Note, I doubt that'll wash, and I don't think it's a good thing (and I don't see why I got downvoted for raising the possibility that this might be their argument, but hey ho), but that may be the logic they're applying.
Aren't Facebook just arguing...
...the logical conclusion of the statement that "if it's free, you're not the customer, you're the product"? The users don't pay to use FB's service, so it's arguable (I guess) that they *aren't* consumers, at least not legally.
Windows has had multiple desktops for bloody years
Honestly, OK via a free Microsoft supplied add-on (cunningly called "Desktops" - well-hidden, eh?) but it's been there since XP/2003. I would suggest that anyone who *hasn't* found that probably hasn't been looking very hard. Of course there're other options like Virtuawin and so forth, but suggesting that Windows has "just caught up" is just flipping stupid.
Re: Love that noise
Noise-wise, I don't know whether I'd say I *liked* it as such, but lo these many years ago when I lived in Aberystwyth, I remember being overflown by a couple of (I think Turkish) Starfighters, and I've never heard another aircraft produce anything like the unearthly shriek from them. THAT was a noise which could occasion a swift trouser change....
Re: Verizon can STFU & FOAD, Kthxbai.
Well, true, but that's like saying that having your knackers run over a bacon slicer is slightly less painful than running them over a belt sander...
There's a difference between
a third party replacement and one which, as in the case of that link, is an actual fake intended to deceive. I use a number of generic MicroUSB chargers without issue.
Does anyone know where...
...I can get some of those completely safe chairs? No particular reason... *whistles nonchalantly*
@Youngdog Re: If not JJ Abrams, then who else?
Upvote, but I always assumed the allegory was supposed to be to the American Civil War, rather than the War of Independence.
Re: This isn't hard
And the words "massively volatile" are why I'll happily avoid using it as a currency as long as I have a choice not to.
"We've already siphoned off...
...most of the stuff we were interested in, so we'll throw you a bone."
Hate to point this out...
...but we do a lot of paper recycling in the UK as well; the company I work for built a plant that's currently chewing through 640,000 tonnes p.a. and given that it's in the UK it doesn't get to play fast and loose with truly nasty chemicals.
Technically, they're not...
...*doing* nefarious things, since the nefarious things have already been done.
No more Proliants here. Ever.
Re: I don't get it.
The point is that the P8 can't do the job properly without assistance from another aircraft.
Re: Give them a whiteboard and tell them to explain it properly
That presumes an ability on their part to do so, which appears unlikely given the people concerned.
Up until last week I would have agreed with you. Until I was dragged away from what I was doing to deal with an Openreach engineer last week who turned up with an instruction to fit a line under an order that someone had affixed my name to. Such details as he had regarding the job were scrawled on the back of an envelope, and specifically referred to an office block round the corner that we also own, so he hadn't even turned up at the right building. The engineer had not been properly briefed as to where the line that he was fitting was to be installed or what it was to do, beyond that it was a "monitoring line". This did not appear consistent with the only Openreach order that I had on the go, and I asked him to contact Openreach to confirm the details. He informed me that he could not. An Openreach engineer, replete with Openreach bag and Openreach jacket could not call Openreach to check the details of a job that Openreach had assigned him. I think we could all benefit by pausing for a moment to contemplate the utter blithering idiocy of that situation.
By dint of patient questioning, a colleague and I were able to elicit that in fact the service to be installed had nothing whatsoever to do with the Metro Ethernet service that I had on order, and in fact was nothing to do with me whatsoever. My name had been spuriously attached to an order with which I had absolutely no association or involvement. We do not have any idea to whom notice of the installation should have been given, but can assume that they were not properly notified.
My colleague and I were obliged to stop doing our actual jobs to cater to an inadequately briefed engineer, who had been given incomplete and inaccurate work instructions and the wrong contact details, who had no means of correcting the deficiencies of the information that he had been given, and who presented at the wrong address. To cap it all, the service that I *actually* have on order I can get no information on whatsoever. BT. They're not even funny anymore.
Re: Stolen Ideas
Forbidden Planet didn't have http://nerdalicious.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/leela-louise-jameson-2.jpg either....
@t.est Re: You can't win
Re: Screen recording on Windows PCs - http://camstudio.org/ any use to you?
That's just silly. My other half has an 11.6" screened Core i3 which is thin and light and on which (thanks to an errant heel) I've just replaced the screen. Perfectly serviceable, process took about 15 minutes, and I was taking my time. Hard-wiring components doesn't make them any more reliable, it just makes repair when they go wrong almost impossible, which, one suspects, is kind of the idea.
Re: "Who remembers netbooks?"
Quite. Other half replaced hers relatively recently with an 11.6" screen Core i3 subnotebook for about a third of the price of a Macbook Air, and was previously welded to an Aspire One 10" because you could actually *do stuff* with it.
Another nasty ad
The Tosh ad that swallows half the flipping window, and it seems half the memory and CPU cycles on my machine. Regrettably, I'm another user that has now installed Flashblock. I don't want to block ads on your site but they're getting ridiculous.
Re: Too late for another?
I had a similar thought, given its rugged construction:
Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease let the default font be multicoloured flashing Comic Sans...
Re: The question is:
Because the prison service get a kickback from the monopoly supplier of prison phones, calls on which cost about 5 times the cost of a call from a payphone outside.
" It was petty and stupid, the action of an ignorant and frightened bully...". Yep, that sounds like this government.
Re: Wait a minute
One suspects that asking these people to stop being ignorant would be rather like asking water to stop being wet, but nevertheless an outstanding job there, well done!
...being about 7ft x 3ft x3ft? You forgot soundproof...because the tapes are...sensitive to high frequency noise bursts, yes, that's it, especially in ranges oddly similar to, well, a human scream for instance...
My Lumia 620's great, and my wife is getting along *very* well with her HTC Windows Phone 8X.
Colour me shocked...
Republican who had no problem with NSA wiretapping under Bush suddenly dsecides it's a threat to liberty under Obama. Quelle surprise....
Even the cheaper Lumias are rugged little buggers; my 620's showing little sign of the mistreatment it's received.
Well, yes, but the difference is that they *are* updates - they get rid of the code that has a problem when they install, unlike Java, which installs the new code but leaves the old and vulnerable stuff there to be exploited.
He didn't just forget it...
...the trauma erased it from his memory!
I agree with the notion that they should be focussing on the business market, but I would say that WP8 would be a better fit for that. I have WP8 handsets in use and they are easy to set up, reliable, easy to use, and seem to generate fewer support issues than the various androids that we have in service.
Pretty certain the three downvotes are from prime examples of homo toolboxus, though...
You do if you're only putting it there temporarily for cosmetic reasons, doing no damage by doing so, not planting it but placing it in self-contained pots and then taking it away after you're done. Which is what he did. Toolbox? Perhaps, I wouldn't know, but this certainly doesn't make him one.
Questions of taste aside...
...which bluntly are rather irrelevant, and if what they want are pointy ears and dwarves that's up to them, I read the article and he does have a point. There may be many reasons to consider him a tool, but this isn't one of them, and it's readily apparent that there is a *lot* of lazy reporting around this story.
Re: What a wunch ..
This would be an example of the Chewhacker defence - "Never mind the incompetent bankers, look at the hacker! Look at the evil hacker!"
Re: Banks are rewarded for failure
No, Eadon, it's *still* a capitalist system, it's just that the capitalists have rejigged the rules to eliminate risk to themselves and to enable them to hold a gun to the head of everyone else if the numbers don't add up the way they like.
I suggest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4xw8dJkicI
And the clue is...
""The technology solution for the Programme has so far proven to be valid," the government accountants concluded after an investigation into the technology transfer of assets from Siemens..."
Because obviously the people best equipped to carry out an evaluation of the validity of a technology were the beancounters...
The problem was that Microsoft didn't listen to an audience at all - they listened to "metrics" provided by crap like the customer feedback apps without putting it into any sort of context.
Re: people want the power of Outlook on all their Windows PCs and tablets
"Several hundred"'s over-egging it a little - Office Home & Business includes Outlook and that's less than £150 ex VAT.
Re: XKCD reference
Ah, Little Bobby Tables, a perennial favourite...
Re: That awesome Tomorrow People theme
I'd forgotten that, although judging from the credits for Fringe, JJ Abrams hadn't... Not that that's in any sense a bad thing, mind.
I could live with that - if they give my users something that's a non-terrifying incremental shift from previous versions, which they can use without extensive retraining, is policy-configurable and so forth, *then* I can see it getting a look-in. Not before, not until.
I don't know where...
...that 38% that prefer Windows 8 are coming from, but the initial reaction here when users have been confronted with a Windows 8 UI is complete vapour-lock; people draw comparisons with the Office changeover to the Ribbon, but this is not that. This is a hard mental bluescreen followed by a request for "proper Windows". So we'll stay on 7, thanks.
Stop, naturally, followed by INACCESSIBLE_USER_INTERFACE...
Google didn't implement ActiveSync to benefit Microsoft; they implemented it because they didn't have anything that worked as well, and it was cheaper to license it than to home brew an alternative.
Re: Who feels sorry for Microsoft ?
We have had an *assload* of UEFI machines delivered, with secure boot. Then we turned it off. Also, we can turn on Legacy mode in the BIOS with no hassle. "UEFI enforcement" my hairy backside.
Re: Google does not even have the choice
Then they should probably allow Microsoft to serve the ads. Sorted.
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