1669 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: The truth from the greatest liar?
That quote is going to haunt then for a long time...
A definite Ratner moment.
Re: AV never was any good
And 24-48 hours behind the curve.
Re: One good thing Microsoft has embraced and extended
I never understood why the big AV companies never took a leaf out of MS's book on AV.
Just release a decent product that does a single job quite well and without all the fuss, complexity and nagging.
MSE isnt perfect but it does the job without any hassle or constant nagging. The only issue is that as its so popular its the main target and its really only a baseline level of defence.
All we want is a lean efficient AV software that just installs, scans and updates in the background. A single notification icon bottom right is all that we need to know its there.
Dont need link scanning, email scanning, network lock downs, child monitoring, arbitrary trusted app levels, convoluted firewall blah blah blah...
It's Channel 4 News for us.
Has been for about 8 years now.
If we catch BBC News at 6 or 10pm for some strange reason (like watching BBC at all?) it feels like watching John Cravens Newsround but not so grown up.
Re: Doesn't add up
Yes if a guy came up to me and said he could sell me a machine that would make gold from nothing...I'd be suspicious.
"Hmmm well why aren't you using it then?"
Re: And so it begins...
And enable Deep Hooks in EMET 4.1 too.
Been installing this on all machines I build for some time now.
Works a treat. No impact on performance.
If this is the case...why do girls bother with handbags?
Re: Dealing with internal memory limitations on the original Galaxy Note
As per Dynamis, I can confirm we have Jelly Bean on the GF's Note 1 and its still a mess.
My girlfriends Note 1 is doing this too. Got a class 10 16GB SD card in it but the phone seems to dump apps and data all over the place. Total mess.
No thanks. Keep it simple.
I've been happy with 16GB on my Nexus 4. Still have 8GB left. I don't see the need to carry my entire 'digital life' around on a phone. Plus only so many hours in a day and I do still enjoy human interaction.
I think you'd find most of the illegal guns in the UK come from two main sources.
1. The old eastern bloc.
2. Converted replicas from the far east.
I doubt we are getting that many coming over from the west. Much easier ways to get hold of guns from closer to home.
Re: Well the good thing about these 3D guns is...
Each one comes with a pair of kevlar work gloves and safety goggles.
Re: Re more guns, lower crime rate
If he refers to lowering home invasion type scenarios with every home having a gun, might I suggest people just try locking their doors and windows at night?
I'm more of a vaccine is better than a cure kind of guy.
When I've stayed with folks in the US I'm staggered at how many don't lock their doors. Same with their cars.
The dilema for MS.
Windows Phone 8 needs to be more like Android and IOS
Windows Phone 8 needs to be less like Android and IOS
Maybe they should have bought WebOS cos everyone loved that.
But then it would immediately switch to being shit, just because...
Just do your own thing MS, do your own thing.
Indeed, if you look back most of the big 'pushes' over the past 10 years or more have been developed by AMD and not Intel. Sure Intel make nice powerful chips but...boringggg.
Re: As a Sanmsung S3 and then Note 2 user
I call iPhones, iTrinkets now.
It's so teeny tiny!
Re: Now how many more years...
Dunno about the court awards but as an aside...
I started over paying into AVCs aged 24 so I could retire at 55. I was in an excellent final salary scheme too.
Now at age 43 my pension has been pushed back to age 70.
From at least four IFAs I've questioned hard, the real truth is most of us under 50 wont be retiring any time soon if at all.
The sh*t will hit the fan pretty soon as the figures just don't add up. Tough job finding around £35000 for every £1000 you want in annual pension.
I must be one of those funny shareholders...
... that thinks happy and well paid employees work harder and will make more money for me. You know, they go that extra mile.
Quite how you expect to run a successful profitable company with say 80% of the workforce not giving a sh*t I don't know. I guess at that point you get rid of the 80% and replace them with £800+ a day contractors who whilst they still don't give a toss about your company, some still feel they have to give value for money.
Well 3725GB and 4000GB would look silly. Most would put 3.7TB or 4TB on the box...
I know all about it. I understand exactly. Been toying with hard drives for over 20 years.
But how long will enough of dumb ol' Joe Public take it before they take out another class action asking where their missing 1000GB went and the Judge thinks that actually that is a fair point. Before it may have been a forgivable 5GB...
Like buying a 800 gram jar of coffee and finding 100grams is jammed solid at the bottom.
I dont see the problem with stating the actual average formatted size instead of the unobtainable. If only 5.5TB is ever usable its classed as a 5.5TB drive. Simple. Either that or as mentioned come up with a more efficient formatting solution.
I didnt mind when the amounts were within reason but give it a few years and you'll be looking at 20% or more of stated capacity.
Yes but how long until they release say a 8TB drive...but it actually only has purely 7TB available?
They could get away with it in the olden days when you got 77GB of a 80GB HDD or 113GB of a 120GB but now the old measuring system is starting to look downright stupid when in fact you arent getting the storage of what would have been a large HDD a few years ago.
When 8TB+ drives arrive are they going to give you a free 1TB drive to make up or have to wait till they can make a 9TB drive and label it as a 8?
I really don't think they can get away with it for much longer. We need a new size system. Just tell it what it is. Usable size only please.
Oh...he did want the Heat!
I don't know why but I just love the way O'Dowd delivers that line.
From what I saw on CH4 news a few weeks ago the issue is a lot of people have lived in rented accommodation in those areas for years. Some of them for generations. So what you have now is many poor elderly people who were getting by, now having to move out of the place they called home for 65 years. That hurts.
One long established community is being pushed out to make way for another that could just change or disappear at the whim of some Tech CEO or public taste and trends.
Re: "simply market forces in action"
But which community?
The original poor impoverished one or the new fluid well-paid one?
You know things have changed when you see a jar of mustard for £6.00 and increased use of French words outside of shop fronts.
Re: So does OSX and Linux...
So the long and the short of it is...that neither of them have basic/simple long term support in mind for the average joe/business past around 4-5 years.
So does OSX and Linux...
...provide eternal support?
Do they still provide updates and support for software they churned out well over 10 years ago?
Re: XP will only be insecure if connected
My brothers firm has to use a Windows 98 laptop connected to their lathe. They have a stockpile of abut three old laptops I bought off Ebay for like £30 each and slapped Win98 on them. They don't connect to the web so its not really an issue.
They are set for another 10+ years. Business as usual.
And when the controller etc. fails...
...you think "no problem, I'll take it out of the case and pop the drive in another caddy! Worth a try!"
Then you find WD fixes non standard SATA connectors to their external drives so you can't!
Don't buy WD external HDDs. Especially the 2.5" ones.
Of course this one may be different...
There is probably still a wharehouse full of BB Playbooks...
I still use mine, thanks for asking.
Great fun and all...
...but did you actually deliver on time, on budget and most importantly...did it work?
Re: Back to school
Hmmm what wallpaper did you cover it in?
At the end of the day...
...people have just got bigger things to worry about.
Re: Too little, too late.
Then you recently haven't been unlucky enough to have to use a 2001 spec PC running XP for your day to day work.
I've seen people waiting nearly 30+ seconds for a Excel spreadsheet to open, thinking that's totally normal in 2014. Now repeat many that many over the course of a day.
Mmm I love the sound of a 40GB Maxtor IDE drive in the morning...
Re: Too little, too late.
Try using a 13 year old install of XP on a 13 year old PC and you'll find that it doesn't work...very well at all.
Trust me I see them when folks ask me to upgrade them.
If you think wasting 20 minutes a day waiting 'for something to happen' then by all means but I'm sure most of us here have better things to do.
I think I'll wait for the...
...£50 one that works a bit better.
Other that that an interesting little toy.
Re: Gamers on the whole will move anywhere and pay anything if...
Unless you have a current gen Nvidia GPU, you'll probably find those driver boosts wont affect your card.
The drivers may support 20 cards going back to say the 8800 series but those old cards are only tested to make sure the drivers still work.
The latest Crysis optimisations are strictly for the new/current cards.
Gamers on the whole will move anywhere and pay anything if...
...if it gives them an extra 10fps.
That's the real enthusiasts and if you get them to move then so will a large portion of the gaming community.
Remember these are the people that will spend a week tweaking their RAM settings to get their FPS from 134fps to 134.6fps. If they will pay £600 every 8 months for new graphics cards then £80 for a new copy of Windows every three years is no hardship.
8/8.1 is still evolving and being tweaked for performance improvements. Windows 7 in comparison, while a fine OS is a dead stick. That's not getting gaming performance love any time soon.
...I really really just don't give a shit anymore.
Re: So what happened to the...
"The largest single prize not awarded was the $150,000 for successful demonstration of the grand-prize Exploit Unicorn, a triple-play puzzle specifically designed to provide the greatest challenge for researchers. Though no entrants made that attempt, the record-setting number of entrants and the diverse and creative approaches taken to crafting attacks made this a Pwn2Own for the ages."
So what happened to the...
windows 8.1 running EMET challenge?
Re: But do all Macs run OSX?
In my experience of folks that have moved over to Macs they pretty much all run Windows 7 on them most of the time.
As the known IT guy I do get annoyed when friends who have just spent £XXXX on a MacBook Pro call me up all cagey trying to scrounge a 'free' copy of Windows 7 off me. Yeah right, I'm just drowning in free give away licenses.
This has been going on for ages.
I have a customer who has had their BT email account hacked at least 5 times in the past two years.
He won't give it up, though I have moved him to a new email service to use as well. I think the last two times we reset the account with complex 20+ digit passwords but still they got round it. So I guess the previous post mentioning that all the security data questions have been slurped rings true.
Edit: In fact just logged into my BT email account (I dont use it, ISP provided) and in the settings I clicked on Edit Security details. It then came up with a window saying the content and location isn't trusted.
What I read was the original Vista code was going badly. Then the Head of the Vista Project found a small team using a very clean version of Server 2003 and they decided to switch to that.
Hence the delays.
When humans evolve...
...grease free fingers then Touch will be truly ready.
I just uninstall the Modern Apps on any Windows 8/8.1 machine.
Its the simplest solution. If people are complaining about them then just get rid of them.
You don't need them if non-touch. Then you just stay Desktop forever.
I had a BT Business customer hit with this last week.
As Plusnet are a part of BT.
It was a TP-Link router but it didn't have the default password active or for that matter any remote admin access.
Re: Is it that time already?
24bit has anything to do with human hearing? I thought it was the number of samples a second, not something directly related to human hearing/perception.
No its not jealousy at all. I used to class myself as an audiophile. I had a huge Meridian setup but when you get a bunch of such people together you find all they talk and obsess over is the kit. Music hardly gets a mention.
I then realised that the music had merely become the equivalent of petrol in a sports car.
I wasn't actually enjoying the music just trying to listen to the hardware. I have mentioned this to other kit obsessives and they often admit that's closer to the truth than they would like to openly admit.
Thats all wrong. The Meridian kit has now all been passed on and now I just listen to Spotify. It's made me far happier and far more into the music. I feel so free that I now enjoy music on whatever its played. I don't feel I need to put the plasterer's radio on spikes when he comes round.
A good tune is good whatever you listen to it on.
equipment and then you'll be constantly told -
"Oh it won't sound right until you buy the £700 xyz power supply to go with it!"
I've always felt if you've paid say £3000 for a CD player it should sound right with or without extra boxes plugged in.
Lovely marketing strategy, fill your customers with constant doubt that the £XXXX box they bought maybe doesn't sound as good as it should without extra bits that cost almost as much as the original box.
Listening to the equipment...
...don't actually listen to the music, they listen to the equipment.
They always argue they are the highest of music lovers but they are not. It's not the music they love.
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