1127 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: All very well...
Google are to be congratulated for taking a stand.
Google aren't taking a stand. They are marketing themselves. It's a pity that most people seem unable to spot the difference.
Stay smart online? You couldn't make this up.
Re: 'Most issues solved years ago'
Yes, indeed. An email client has really simple requirements. Compose and send, receive and read. I think these were taken care of years ago.
Mine's a Spitfire, thanks.
The usual software problem
A company builds a product, in this case a very good mail client, and adds a features over the following years.
Then the usual software problem arrives: the product does what it was supposed to do, plus the aforementioned bells and whistles, so where does it go from there? Do you add more features, in which case it stops being a mail client and becomes yet another Swiss Army software product that does lots of things but none of them particularly well or spend the next few iterations doing cosmetic nonsense like Microsoft? When the biggest improvement to the next version is a new interface then you know things are getting a bit desperate.
It's not easy to innovate in email when most of the issues were solved years ago. Mozilla's current product problem is easy to solve as all the core functionality is there and anything else can be done with extensions.
I wonder where these will end up?
Bargain bin or landfill?
Excuse the pedantry but QUAD's marketing strapline was "The closest approach to the original sound".
I was under the impression that the principle behind these loudspeakers was invented at EMI's Central Research Labs at Hayes or was that an earlier incarnation?
Labour needs to look at its online presence
The Labour Party site uses googleapis, Google+ and Google Analytics. Maybe Harman should get her own house in order before gobbing off.
I think I know what RIM's problem is
It's a matter of public perception. I wanted to look at some vids of people using BlackBerrys to compare them with iPhones and Androids so I typed "rim" into a video search engine...
Land of the free...
...home of the barking mad.
Re: And how are your games running?
Just fine, thanks. Installing openSUSE on various desktops and netbooks here has had zero impact on my PS3.
I upgraded from Win 7 to openSUSE...
...and saved $40 per machine.
Suggestion for Google
Don't send in the crappi.est/applications
Never confuse popularity with quality
Chrome is the Justin Beiber of browsers: pretty, young, heavily advertised, loved by the gullible but best avoided at all costs.
Google doesn't give a fuck about copyright
Google, however, does give a rather large fuck about Google.
Couldn't agree more
An example from Down Under: Top Gear is shown here on a commercial channel. In the UK each episode runs for a full hour and often a few minutes over. The Aussie broadcaster hacks it down to 35 minutes of content and fills the other 25 minutes with commercials (usually the same ones repeated every ten minutes*).
Given the choice of watching that or a dodgy download of the full fat BBC version it'd be a fool that chooses the former.
* This should be added to the torture section of the Geneva Conventions.
Re: Good luck
I've just subscribed to your project user mailing list.
I have real life experience of a major natural disaster and the aftermath, so good luck getting this adopted by organisations suffering from "not invented here" syndrome. That is going to be a bigger obstacle than the tech issues.
Re: Lego has come a long way...
Fail is me.
Lego has come a long way...
...when I was a kid they didn't make rectal thermometers.
Apple mislead consumers everywhere...
...they mislead them into thinking they are cool and special.
Forget the islands, which one has the dodgiest facial topiary?
<-- Private black helicopter. Every billionaire private island needs one.
The great irony of CAPTCHA...
...is that comment spam bots find CAPTCHA easier to use than humans.
,fi? Smart choice
.fi = food's inedible.
"and also access to the computer's webcam"
Of course this isn't a disaster waiting to happen. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
...so if the overall value of the market is much larger than originally thought does this mean the percentage lost to file sharing is even smaller than originally thought?
And if the "entertainment" industry is making so much money why do they keep producing such crappy music and films? Surely there's a bit of cash to spare for an increase in quality.
*cough* Small print *cough*
We have snakes around here that swallow wallabies and small 'roos. I imagine a goat would be much appreciated as a welcome change of diet.
I shall be following this project
I have half an acre of lawn in the tropics (30+ degrees & 90%+ humidity) and a push-along mower. It makes a lawn in Blighty seem like the Sahara. It's almost six hours to mow the bastard.
It really needs a decent ride-on mower but I don't have a spare five grand and the idea of laying in the verandah hammock with a cold beer while the lawn takes care of itself is rather appealing.
The world's most embarrassing name?
Good news for Pirate Bay, good news for everyone
BSkyB punters who hadn't heard of PB may ask geek friends what this is all about. The geeks will explain about censorship and circumvention. Every time another person learns how to circumvent censorship the world becomes a better place.
All well and good until something goes wrong.
Indeed. They should be limited to 4 MPH and have someone walk in front waving a red flag.
Re: El Reg is compliant?
No visible cookie warning on El Reg at all for me.
The only UK sites I've seen with any cookie info banners are the Graun and the BBC.
I just checked on another machine (similar OS/browser to this one) and there was nothing on the Graun or the BBC. Not sure why it's showing on some sites and not others.
Get! Your! Tax! Refund!
Even if a recipient managed to ignore all the stuff like the dodgy return email address wouldn't the exclamation mark in the subject be a bit of a clue?
Re: Not just for the creator
writers tend not to have pensions
At last, I understand how copyright works. It's free money for stupid people that can't see beyond the end of next week.
Copyright extension? It needs a reduction.
If 25 years is enough for a patent then 25 years should be good enough for copyright. 25 years should also mean 25 years from date of creation. As the law stands the copyright period can be extended by advances in medicine. That is both wrong and stupid.
My opinion of Vince Cable just plummeted.
Re: Protecting kids from online filth
Downvoted? It must have been a supporter of war, famine, poverty and disease for kids. Or a disgruntled representative of the child labour and dirty drinking water movement. Or some religious nutter.
Protecting kids from online filth
It seems to me that war, famine, poverty and disease are far worse for kids than smutty pictures. How about we ban those things first and then worry about naked tits and arses.
Outsourcing data to India?
If India's CERT can't even protect themselves why should any other nation even think about outsourcing data storage and analysis to the India?
Copyright is broken...
...so just break it some more.
Glover was doing geek radio almost 20 years ago
Together with her accomplice Gideon Coe, the fragrant Ms Glover presented the best ever show on the best ever radio station. Geeks of a certain age that lived in or around London in the mid 90s will recall the weekly visit of Dave Green to Glover and Coe's breakfast show in the halcyon days of GLR.
Why isn't radio that good still around?
Re: It doesn't matter about the cost...
z.......I never read comments that bang on so long that they fade to white.
Re: It doesn't matter about the cost...
I seem to recall that the McCrone Report said that Scotland would be better off if it had all the north Sea oil revenue. Guess what? North Sea oil is a United Kingdom resource.
If I had a million quid I'd be richer than I am now. Guess what?
I suggest you look out for a BBC Scotland programme from a couple of years ago where the sums were recalculated at the current values. Same thing. Scotland would only be better off if it kept the oil revenue from the rest of the UK.
Tell me something: Alex Salmond's Arc of Prosperity consisting of Iceland, Ireland and Scotland...how's that going?
It doesn't matter about the cost...
...because England will be paying.
"Extremist green campaigning group WWF"
I really couldn't be arsed reading beyond that first line. I just know everything after that is going to be utter bollocks.
Kiwi Kim Dotcom
Kiwi? I was under the impression that's he's still German.
Sounds perfect for a collaborative free software and open hardware project. It could be used by any city that wanted it and costs would be shared. I'm guessing it would save, oh, around a fucktonne or thereabouts of taxpayers' money. Just a thought.
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