43 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Re: "Anyone else getting bored of stories about XP updates stopping?"
Linux patch management is dependent on the distro, and your argument for everyone moving to linux is flawed by your own rationale; if everyone moves to linux, that will be the hackers next target.
Heavens then we will have rabid microsoft fanboys extolling the virtues of their safehaven operating system.
Re: Just upgraded the last of my xp machines,
"XP at home, one PC too old so just risking it."
No, don't do that. As someone else pointed out, you're risking it becoming part of someone else's botforest, and that can hurt everyone, not just you.
If it can run XP, it can run some lightweight linux. Look into it.
I warned you about drivers!
But had you listened, this would have been a far less entertaining, and shorter read.
If there is any obscure hardware at all, you are probably going to want to take a pre-downloaded copy of the W7 drivers for it.
If you really want fast on a netbook...
Go for a distro that uses openbox.
I installed archbang linux on mine, its twice as fast as LMDE, is bang upto date and I've never looked back.
I'd love to read a piece on how the control panels compare between the big three. I'm currently an AWS user and their web based interfaces can be frustrating.
jhProtominer doesn't mine bitcoin, but a precursor for bitshares.
The work this does on your CPU cannot really be done on a GPU, but the resulting protoshares can be traded for BTC at an exchange.
Do your research before starting a flame war.
You really should
Check out archbang linux. Its the best distro I've tried by far for my ageing netbook.
Fast and bang up to date.
- How toxic is it?
- How recyclable is it?
The solution to this is simple. If a certain amount of deceleration is detected in the event of an accident, have some explosive bolts forcibly eject your roof, door and bonnet panels.
I'm already considering jumping on this news alone.
DO NOT WANT.
Time for a *shudder* Windoze mobe?
Re: What IS new
"I just wish HTC would copy Samsung and add a micro SD slot to their HTC One, I really liked the look of the phone until I found it had no slot"
Next time you swing by Japan, pick one up. They are sold WITH micro SD slots here.
Is it just me,
or is that purple colour just ghastly?
Fantastic bit of kit
Where do I hand over my cash?
These were great
I must have had a good one, it was a joy to use and far faster at loading games than from tape (thanks to the interface 1 I had).
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, reg =)
I learned about token ring networks in school. Useful knowledge now.
I think i'm going to puke
2.3.3 Sucked the life out of my N1, but improved a lot with 2.3.4.
When this handset gets 2.3.4, I expect the battery to perform better
Trade show gimmick.
And who the heck wants to get wet (and not in a good way) while interacting with their computer?
Civil aviation threat? Please
I think that guy should take his little handheld radio set, jump out of an airplane from 10,000 feet, then test to see if there is interference from PLN devices in the CA band while he's free-falling..
All they need to do is add an FM transmitter for the car, and I'll be sold!
In Opera you at least get a prompt, but IE8 just goes ahead and runs it!
"So a machine at either end it is, with the iPad in the middle and the Air for trips. And we'll see how we do on those file transfer..."
... or you could just buy a couple of cheap PC's, and an android tablet, saving yourself a couple of thousand quid, getting things done quicker and not looking like a chump in the process?
Personally I find it quite amusing they are running w2k on these shits (whoops, I mean ships). I suppose at least w2k is a very well understood operating system and you can bet the networks will be very well hardened with help from a special Microsoft contract at taxpayers expense. Still I'd laugh if these ships caught the blaster worm ;)
Get that crap outta here...
If someone made one that runs Windows 7 for a similar price I'd have one.
...the I phone 4G seen on Giz. was a rather sweet looking piece of kit, even though I'd never buy one due to Job's unethical business practices.
Can't see any reason why it shouldn't have ~500Mb of RAM onboard tho, after all the Nexus One has 512Mb RAM.
I'll get my coat
Wonder why they feel the need to port to 64 bit?
I guess it's so FF can gobble even more of my memory! I once caught it eating 1.5Gb on my dev rig!
Keep 'em coming Lewis
Why are they doing this?
simple answer - geolocation - so they can punt more relevant 'local' ads at you and get a quicker fix on your location in google maps on your phone.
Wouldnt be surprised if they did this in every country.
Great bit of kit
I ordered one from the states as soon as I could. Its a fantastic device and I've been very happy with it. Despite what the reviewer says, there are some good and useful apps out there for it, and some fiendishly addictive games.
My only annoyance is the lack of an EQ in the music player.
...to rip off Britain, where the recession is a new excuse to squeeze, squeeze and then squeeze some more money from the population.
You could be wrong.
I wouldn't discount this so quickly. I thought these looked great, and if the price is right, I'd have one to replace my now ageing netbook in a flash!
Serious loss of credibility
This is coming from a man who has just received someone else's liver, talking to a loyal stockholder, customer and somebody that has contributed in perhaps even an indirect way to his own personal wealth.... You'd have thought he would have learned some gratitude by now, instead of making this demand.
What he should have wrote was this:
'Obviously I had no idea of the predicament our legal team had put you in. I understand your situation and will make sure that the case gets dropped immediately. Yours kindly, Steve Jobs'
Right browser for the job
I use lots of different browsers for different reasons:
IE for the legacy intranet stuff - IE8 is actually quite decent
FF for firebug - the best web dev plugin
Chrome on my netbook because its by far the fastest with the smallest 'chrome' - but I'd NEVER trust it with my passwords.
Opera for casual browsing (inbuilt ad blocking) and passworded sites.
The only browser I don't use is Safari - this is massive bloatware and an enormous resource hog on windows.
Hello Mr. Happy
Thats rather negative. By all accounts this looks to be a half decent product. Nokia's engineers arent to be laughed at. I'm curious what HD ready means though. will it come with a 720p screen or decode acceleration via a chipset that's not Intel's?
I for one welcome our Finnish engineering overlords...
Wont the differences in air pressure between 0 and 70,000ft have a big impact on their 'neautrally buoyant fuel'? I imagine that air sack at the back will need to stretch and contract a LOT
I have it...
Ballistic Vulture From Hell
my wallet is twitching, but it is pricey... I'll wait for the reg review before I order one ;)
this has to be...
...the coolest bit of kit I have seen in a long time.
I bet the flight control software will be a complete bitch to perfect tho!
... very tempting.
FAIL written all over it
Do they honestly believe this will make things less confusing?
0 starts from me!
I may be misinformed, but...
...why the heck would you want a mobile phone at one of the poles?!? Its not like there will be phone masts to connect your call there, isit?
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
- Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
- AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update