250 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Oh the irony
Android devices served by Microsoft kit. Is that even allowed by the licence terms?
Re: Medieval terror bastards?
"Medieval terror bastards ISIS"
Now *that's* how to start an article.
Re: Standard Windows timings
> Booting Windows once loaded will take up to two minutes.
... unless connected to Active Directory, in which case there will be a delay of several millenia while Group Policy is applied.
Re: "Outlook wasn't my choice, it was the users."
> When you are selling hosted services, you give the end users (ie customers) what they want
The customers are IT and/or finance, certainly not the end users.
"Outlook wasn't my choice, it was the users."
You just gave the game away there. No IT department *ever* gave users what they wanted. Ergo, this is a made-up anecdote.
They should call it Microsoft Vacuum Cleaner.
At least then it probably wouldn't suck.
Still using Opera 12 for development and debugging here. Such as shame that they killed Presto; I *almost* wish that Microsoft had bought Opera ASA rather than polishing the Trident turd.
Re: Browser emulator
> You know it's not going to happen.
It might. (Cough) Wine (cough).
Re: "The pressure to differentiate is more intense than ever"
Upvote from me, but strictly Iron is simply a Windows build of Chromium, and Chrome = Chromium with stalkware added in.
Re: Maturity is beginning to appear
Because it had a physical keyboard, yes? Sometimes I still miss my old Treo.
Re: Good luck to 'em but...
Same again. Ordered a Jolla. got the T-shirt, don't use the phone, sticking with my N9 for now. For me the killer is the lack of integrated SIP client. Mind you, once they sort that out, the easily replaceable battery and microSD slot do sort out a couple of the biggest gripes I have with the last true Nokia smartphone.
Torque champions are not wrong per se.
Indeed. But they are confused.
What they are really talking about is flexibility, which is the manifestation of a flat torque curve, nothing to do with the peak figure. Which means you don't have to change gear much.
Re: muppet show
Insert "MSE" after the comma in the last sentence.
What would you advise your Grandmother to use?
My favourite anti-virus strategy is "not being a muppet". Don't run software whose provenance is unknown, don't click on random hyperlinks, disable autorun and the fetching of external embeds in emails, etc. This has the advantage of being very efficient in terms of machine resources and does not require regular updates.
Sadly it seems to be beyond most non-technical types, and a good few techies too.
Alas, for work purposes Windows with an "approved" AV is required to connect to the VPN. To my surprise, does the job while being fairly lightweight.
I might well be interested if that were indeed possible. Anyone know? And would the touch screen work?
Re: Not an ISO 3166 code
> the country is the UK, with or without one tiny part
Not really. The kingdoms concerned are those of England and Scotland. If the Scots vote to leave, they dissolve the union.
Re: la red
Indeed. And World Wide Web != internet.
Most days I use a mail transfer agent to send and receive emails over the internet, without using a browser! Sometimes I move files around with and FTP program. I have been known to make internet phone calls. still without touching the web at all!
Re: la red
I'm disappointed, Lester. Web != (Inter)net.
Surely Spanish "red" means "network", not "web"?
I once saw a Spanish colleague writing "figbag" in an email. Turned out he was asking for feedback.
You could have paid attention. Then you might realise that "could of" is illiterate.
Re: ok.. who sets the base reference for prices?
"Is there a law in France that states that regular, non-discounted prices have to be above a certain value?"
Effectively, yes. It is illegal to sell at a loss. Sometimes you see signs in supermarkets stating that a price is the "lowest authorised".
the point being...?
Public service broadcaster solicits opinion of public on its service. This is news?
> Why wouldn't such a plan work?
Bank of England pays you 0.5%. Inflation is 1.8%. You lose money.
just for bucks
"Those guys slurping the Big Data streams couldn't give a hoot how we get our jollies, nor what our political beliefs are. They're just out to make a buck or two by getting us to use their services."
Certainly they are in it for the money, but it ain't as benign as just getting us to use their services. The reason for trawling so much personal data is to analyse your behaviour in order to change it. It's really not just about paid advertising.
Who is still using a netbook!!!
Is he? The Doctor?
Well me too. I love my AA1, it does everything I need, was cheap and is massively portable. Shame the screen is only 600 pixels deep, but that was Microsoft's doing. Ah yes, good old Microsoft was happy to flog XP up until really quite recently, anything to stamp out the possibility of OEM shipping PCs with Linux. Waiting a few years and then pulling the rug out from under us is typical, but despicable.
Re: Ahem. @Graham Cobb
>> Thus we get told we must recycle more
AFAIK the reasons for so doing are to do with energy use (=> climate change), not material scarcity. There's also the fact that not everyone want to live next to an open-cast mine or have their mountain tops sliced off.
There is no merit in so doing unless you wish to demonstrate that you are American.
Re: anti semitism question
"The Jews are an unfortunate people. They have suffered greatly at the hands of governments, leaders and other peoples since ancient times. Why? Because this is the will of God. "
Muammar Gadafi · The White Book, further thoughts, 2002
my tuppence worth
"32-bit Windows coped with at most 3GB of usable memory,"
On the desktop. From XP SP3 onward. Because they nobbled it.
Server versions can go up to 64GB.
BitCoin is a FIAT currency
Unlikely. FIAT is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, an Italian car maker.
On the other hand, fiat is a Latin word meaning "let it be done". Perhaps that's what you meant.
Still, might be good for Yessongs.
web site DRM
I had no trouble at all copying the text off that web page. In Opera it was trivial. In Firefox a scroll to the end and a shift-click selected the text, no worries. Didn't bother trying other browsers. And you can always use the source, Luke.
If that's an example of DRM, we really have no problem.
Re: Hold on..
Hmm. Last time I specced a Dell PC (corporate policy, not my choice) opting for FreeDOS as the O/S was more expensive than SLES. Both are free as in free speech, but SLES costs money.
Re: Disappointed with how naïve the dev is
Endlessly repeating the observation that MtGox used to be a game card exchange does not make you look any more clever than would blaming Nokia's current woes on the fact that it was a welly boot manufacturer.
On the specific point about keeping bitcoins in your own wallet, this is utterly immaterial. During the period running up to its disappearance you could not withdraw bitcoins from the exchange, no matter how much you might have wanted to.
And the losses reported in the article have absolutely nothing to do with the volatility of bitcoins. The allegation is that they were STOLEN. And if that is not, in fact, true, then there has been a FRAUD.
I have (or had) about a third of a bitcoin in MtGox, for which I had exchanged real money.
Not best pleased.
for what it's worth
It took the best part of three days for me to transfer bitcoins *in* to MtGox last week, so I would say that the "technical" explanation is probably correct.
Oh, and if anyone is looking for tips on trading BTC, just watch what I do, and then do the opposite.
What you appear to be missing is a firm grip on reality.
Opera has been free as in free beer for years. And before that you could pay for it (I did) or just go full-screen to hide the ads.
It was never slow. It was often the fastest out there.
You might or might not have liked the default UI, but just about every aspect of it could be changed. It was mouse gestures that got me hooked.
And this is one of the reasons I love it.
The poor thing is much misunderstood. It has taken time (and the writing of Doug Crockford), but I now can get my head around it, and get on with it very well.
Which means continued gainful and enjoyable employment. Ta.
Was spammed from the Yahoo! account of a friend on Tuesday, presumably one of those thusly cracked. The spam contained nothing but a hyperlink, which I entirely failed to follow. I'm guessing some exploit attempt was on the other end.
Worryingly, the following day I got three very similar spams from the webmail of a relative, but not using a Yahoo! account. This time it was AOL. Is there some link between the two?
Re: « Votre app américain sale »
Indeed, but for best effect when issuing insults, use the informal "ton" in place of "votre".
That's easy. Wrong = null.
"If you've done nothing, you've nothing to hide."
Re: Is there a JavaBlock addon, ala FlashBlock?
I know I'll be downvoted, but I can't help myself.
There is no such word as "ala". If there were, it would be written "a la" (with a grave accent over the first letter), but that's not English. What's wrong with "like"?
Re: CARD SHARP!
Unless that was his disguise...
the problem is subsidised handsets
Mobile operators should stick to providing the best possible infrastructure at the lowest possible price, and let the punters find out for themselves how much it costs to actually buy outright a handset. As a bonus, it wouldn't come laden with the operator's crapware, or be locked in to their network.
Re: Really really basic computers
> stupid grunt-work like adding a semicolon at the end of a line
That is (possibly) a task for the IDE, definitely *not* the compiler.
Re: IT Managers (in a windows world) dream of
> next to impossible to do our job
We had that when moving to a new enterprise-wide umbrella IT setup. Group Policy meant that me and my colleagues couldn't install *any* software, including that which we wrote ourselves. We are employed as software devs.
> the irony being French Fries are Belgian.
Unlikely, since there are documented references to them dating from before the establishment of that country.
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