2548 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: I actually have a "bootlegged in a cinema" DVD
The real reason they hate cam copies, and the internet in general is that back in the day they could advertize the crap out of a movie, put every good bit in the ad, buy a few good reviews and get at least one good week of sales.
Now by the end of the first day everyone who cares knows it's crap.
Re: for the more popular networks to subsidize the less popular channels
Canadian cable companies are fighting the loss of bundles. They say it will cause some channels to die, but they are just cheap crap used to puff up the bundles like rice crisps in a candy bar. If no one wants to watch your darts channel too bad, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Re: eco-friendly lead-free solder, heh?
this was paid for by NVidia who admitted liability.
Not right away, it was at least a year after laptops started dieing in large numbers before Dell, HP... started doing free out of warranty repairs. There was also an update to run the fan at full speed all the time. We had a few die twice as the new mother boards had the same defective part on them.
Damn shame he got hidden in a closet.
Damn shame they let him out.
If the cops are in the flea markets or china town I hope they are looking for dangerous electrical goods, not the crappy $2 discs in a zip-lock bag being sold there.
It seems the sure fire way to get raided is to sell "out of print" 50 year old Disney cartoons. That copy of Bambi is taking food right out of the original creators mouth!
I don't buy them because the quality is crap, but I did buy a copy of Song of the South just to spite Disney (it's a rip of the Japanese LD) .
We will not do that... unles we want to.
Bla, bla, bla... a RIPA interception warrant is not as a matter of law required in all cases in which unanalysed intercepted communications might be sought from a foreign government. bla bla bla.
Fewer blonds, no stories about how bad skeletally clad girls are with lots of pictures so you can see how bad they are.
Well for now anyway.
Re: Natural Ebola remedies
"Natural remedy" is too nice a word for their magic woo pills.
Fake "fat burner" pills are bad enough, but people selling fake cures for serious medical conditions should be shot.
I can see one probable problem
As soon AI is available some banker(s) will come up with a scheme to run all their high risk trading using the AI in an attempt to transfer all the worlds money to their account, they will set a new record for screwing things up.
Buy something with a real sim, one you can change any time YOU want.
there's a great resistance within Microsoft
Windows 8 beta had a registry setting to turn off Metro. It was taken out back and shot for the final release.
To paraphrase a line that Ford actually used (even if long after the fact in his autobiography) MS said we could have any UI as long as it's Metro, oops Modern.
Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” There is no evidence that Ford ever said that, it appears to have come from some focus group idiot.
Ford didn't invent cars, he just made them cheap enough for more people to buy.
It's not just having 5 different charges a month, you also have 5 different player aps available on different devices with different UIs.
Re: There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.
I tried it, then deleted it because it was steaming crap.
Is it using DNS to find the server, or a hard coded IP. I wonder if it would stop working if you added it to the host file.
such information was needed to enforce publishers' anti-pirvacy measures
So not justified at all
"I feel it is exactly as justifiable as the confiscation of cloned cars, or the confiscation of counterfeit banknotes."
There are specific laws in place to cover bank notes. It's not just because someone thought it was a good idea.
Cloned cars? I read one story that claimed there were some fake Jeeps produced in China but I have never read anything about confiscation of cloned cars. Handbags yes, but that's due to trademark, and requires legal action. You can't just walk into china town with a hammer and wack anything you don't like.
Is this some kind of yolk?
What is this, punch the monkey?
I just blocked that fucking flashing gif linked to this story. That you stuck on every page.
And who hasn't had to indulge in an orgy of gold contact cleaning
Me, never. Not once.
Do you spit on your SIM before you install it?
I've never been someone who is a scaremonger.
Ha ha ha, good one. Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
That's what the IoT is really for.
"It's as though your washing machine, instead of making an annoying beeping noise, played little radio ads for new washing machines when it finished a wash. Oh fuck, they'll probably start doing that now."
Don't forget the LCD screen on the inside of the lid for full motion video soap ads while you load / unload.
Re: Canada calling. Where can I send in my License Fee?
I'm sure they will not want to cut into the BBC Canada Cable TV deal and will use the same lame "please sign in with your cable TV account" crap that other broadcasters use.
As long as it doesn't go crazy and start killing people.
Wonder if I can find an electric sheep screen saver...
A $650 phone is what you call inexpensive?
Re: Pirate product keys in comments
"Why? Most likely incompetence by the low-paid intern who handles takedown requests,"
Or more likely an automated tool guaranteed to cure all copyright problems.
Re: proof of identity
Since when would an ID Database have just the ID number?
Re: Elop would not be anyones *choice* of trojan horse
"Elop does appear to have outwitted Microsoft though, despite all the other failures."
So why is Elop employed at MS?
a. They think he is the best man for the job despite all the failures.
b. It's a reward for doing what they told him to do, even if it didn't work out like they planned.
Solution looking for a problem
While your two problems are true, I think the biggest killer will be people asking why?
You might sucker a few people, once with promises of great new features but once they turn out to be a waste of time that will be it. Who wants their fridge, toaster, light bulbs... accessible online?
Re: There's nothing wrong with using 18.104.22.168 for DNS...
On our non-critical classroom network we use a different cheaper ISP. Their DNS is kind of crap, much worse then Google. And when their DNS craps out it still responds with bogus not found for everything most of the time so I'm better off with 22.214.171.124 as my first DNS. Google also updates faster then the ISP DNS servers do.
Where's all the blue LED porn?
On the front panel of the 2nd cheapest stereo system at the department store?
Behind the window of a gaming PC?
Oh, here you go...
Skip to 2 min.
Re: @ A Twig
Yes, that's not paying different people different rates, it's paying different rates for different shifts.
I worked at a place that paid higher for the over night shift even though there was not much work, and it was boring as hell just because no one wanted to work that shift.
Now if you want to only hire men for the expensive shift, and women for the cheap shift...
That's just what happens when you have a guy giving advice to people who make less in a year then he makes by lunch time on January 1st.
Re: They said much the same about Zune and WinCE devices until the bitter end
No the Zune kicked around for quite a while (or are you thinking of the Microsoft Kin), they even had a second ZuneHD model line (there were a few models at the start). It was 4 or 5 years before they killed it dead. But you never saw them in the wild.
I do know of a couple Surface 3 pro users, all management toys. One a replacement for a touch screen ultrabook.
Re: To put it bluntly ...
And please stop calling that greedy shit* an activist.
* same for his greedy friends.
Re: Bogus charges
Bell Canada started charging a fee every month if you wanted a touch tone phone (optional at the time) but still charge it (no longer an option to use rotary dial) some 40 years later. Phone companies have no shame at all.
It's stupid but...
361 users agree that mixing Windows and web search is a “terrible idea ... if I want to search the web I will start IE.”
MS need an excuse to send all your search requests to them.
Re: Paid by the hour...
This is why they are having a fit about encrypted phones. No more cloning the contents of any phone they feel like and using the contents for anything they want.
lobbyists trying to water down EU laws
Will now have a new law to water down.
Re: Really? Worried? You had me for a minute there
I expect they will be asking for a backdoor on all IoT devices and services so they can catch people streaming sheep videos to their TVs.
Dr. Oz online
The sellers of magic woo pills will love it.
Re: True Intentions?
Wi-Fi is unlicensed bandwidth so what right do the hotel have to kill other peoples connections to protect their connections? We had to do it so our service would continue to make money?
I work at one very large (25K this year) event every year and our shows and vendors that need internet get an expensive cat5 drop with their expensive power drop. Yes the wi-fi fell over during one peak time, and so did some of the cell networks. No one made a stink, some even took a walk to the other side of the hill so they could see a different cell tower (and buy better cheaper food). But if they had paid $100 for a connection I'm sure they would have put up a big stink.
Re: There be dragons here
Sure, tip them if you are making special requests.
But the envelops are not about that, they pay less then minimum wage because the staff get tips. In effect you are tipping the corporation by subsidising their payroll.
Re: Certain management and non-management positions?
Bonus for the C level.
You folks probably don't have much to say on the Comcast-TWC merger ... FCC extends deadline for comments anyway
I expect the delay is to give them time to come up with an excuse to say yes, and maybe collect a few more brown envelops for up coming campaigns.
Re: Does Windows 10 actuall shut down when you click shutdown?
You have to turn off fast start if you want it to turn OFF off, and not something more like hibernate.
not even a skip option
There is a skip option, but it's kind of hidden. Click create new, then there is a skip option.
Of course you will now get pestered for your windows account when you click on some stuff like the store, or onedrive...
No more need for your hotmail account?
"Organizations can now use their existing AD, federated in the cloud with Azure AD, to do everything they need. No Microsoft Account needed."
That would be nice (if they can get it past MS marketing).
Why are cops in camo? It's not to hide in the dollar store, it's going to make them stand out even more then normal uniform. It's as you say to make them look like a bunch of soldiers.
Re: Wait for it...
They had to flush him out.
Now kicking him when he was down, that was a shitty move.
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