223 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Hell must be cooling off
The most confusing part of this article is this: "Apple told The Reg..."
May as well save the $1 billion
for the inevitable lawsuits, if it's not going to be spent on actual security.
When the predictions people are stumped by simple human behavior, then they are getting paid for nothing, just latching onto trends after the fact. Fortunately, I predict that most of them will retire within the next 40 years.
Dang, lemme look on the OTHER hard drive
OK, yeah, here are those emails.
Cheap NSA shot out of the way, why didn't Snowden preserve copies of the email threads for himself (not that they couldn't have been fabricated), so that he could produce them at times like this?
So, the cat is alive
it just doesn't run any faster than any of the cats outside the box.
Which Justin Bieber video were they wanting
to view in 2,117,004 AD? We have quite a few, and none of them are informative.
Fewer choices = worse
Pretending that having fewer apps available is an OK thing reminds me of using a Mac in the 1990's, when nearly everything appeared on Windows first, and on Macs a few years later, or never. It was not enjoyable.
If WP market share remains in the single digits, the bulk of the apps, whether treasures or turds, will never get ported. For business users, the good news is MS will undoubtedly make the WP Office apps more polished than the versions for the other two platforms. Plus, there will likely be some form of emulator (maybe there is already), like BlueStacks for WP that will allow Android apps to run directly (as BlackBerry now does). Also, MS isn't going to just walk away from WP. Maybe. Then again, with all the weeping and wailing, maybe their fragile emotional states aren't to be trusted.
Can't saw off
the legs of the stool you're standing on. Without Chinese manufacturing, Apple would have to shop around to, like, the Philippines, or worse, Texas.
Maybe online banking with banks that require Java is just not for you
Most train wrecks
aren't by invitation only, so kudos to them.
Re: One up the spout!
"Even many native speakers of English do not understand the correct use of..."
Living in the US, that sentence could have ended with any number of other items the nativists don't understand.
The NSA will manage to weasel into this.
Tooth Fairy Law
dictates that the reward must be given to the current owner, and may only be conferred to another upon the current owner's consent. Therefore, the unnamed hadrosaur must be awarded the gold dubloon beneath its 65-million year old pillow, as well as a reasonable scattering of pixy dust, at the discretion of the court-appointed hob, yet to be determined.
Re: Typical Management.
Maybe if management were part of the payload, the work would improve.
Huge electronic vacuum cleaner for the internet: $4 billion a year (funded with help by the Chinese)
Undermining trust in your own nation's companies: Priceless
When only one cop shows up it's chance. Multiply it by 25 and it means the universe itself is trying to prevent a rip in the continuum.
Jackie Paper says hi
Loves the reference.
Re: People are stupid as a hole.
10 minutes until all the plastic bits melt onto the burner. There will be no thousand-year tea brewed with this shoddy imposter.
For this, I'm going to like carbon on Facebook
And hope it gets a few more followers on Twitter.
Now that's social.
SAP + inspired =
Satire, built right in.
Re: A step in the right direction
Real substantial reform is always more difficult than nibbling at the edges.
Forecast: Creative Cloudiness
Somewhere in the sprawl of XML and excrement, a purpose wanders helpless as a little bitty sheep.
No wonder their browser plug-in is like an open sewer grate
if something as simple as version numbers so easily overheats their gigantic brains.
Welcome the dread spawn of the Patriot Act
I feel them reading as I type (yes, I'm either that self-important, or that aware that all wires lead to an NSA server somewhere). It's akin to having a little cockroach-like buddy on my shoulder who claims he is making things cleaner, instead of more disgusting. So, yeah, the AP thing is completely similar, except not at all. Anyway, got some typing in.
Makes me SaaD
As in Software as a Disservice.
Too bad hackers don't know to stick to Oracle's patch schedule. That's just rude.
Machines as dull
as their operators will never match the chaotic paranoia that a fine bender produces.
I want a turn at that
when she is done.
Re: It's experimental, fergossakes...
Market potential: -1
Not only will it go nowhere, it distracts Firefox from useful endeavors.
Get back to not fixing security holes
in your precious copyrighted code.
Re: So, what next after windows 9 ?
Alas, there will be no bias here
as we are all on the same page.
Re: If this is bad news for RIM then what about MicroNokia?
Microsoft will subsidise and paint happy rainbows on the losses until they get 15% penetration, then claim victory. Oh, hey Bing, what up?
Will Jesus let me view porn on it?
I don't want to buy one just to be struck by holy fire on first use.
to sell products in the country in which they're made.
They were digging up Frost:
Yes, revolutions are the only salves,
But they're the one thing that should be done by halves.
Re: Says it all about American attitudes...
The weeping over Pluto sprang more from children thinking a Disney character had been killed off.
Semi-seriously though, this enters the realm where politicians are too dim to contemplate any tangible benefits. Same as now, except now it is several orders of stagnitude worse. Can't touch that sweet cash for national
offense defense, though. That shit is sacrosanct.
Soon, a shitty Xmas will come preloaded
Presumably for people on the "naughty" instead of "nice" shopping list.
Pissing at the wind
you can't even write your name.
I, too, like to post
and am bored, drunk, disabused, overly tolerant and ambiguously intolerant as the mood hits.
But I'm gnawing on bones here. Not even enough to make soup out of. The Pirate Bay is name-only now. A ghostly sphincter of the former digestive system it was.
Um, yay for the web!?
Hitting the Bing bong
MS have proven they have plenty of money from successful divisions to fund failing ones for a long time. For all I know or care, they have a winner on their hands. Problem is, no one knows or cares. Like Bing, Zune, Bob, and a (tiny) Vista of dead Kin have proven, marketing and tepid follow-through don't always produce tremendous results.
As for suing a company you own stock in, that's genius.
Would a dewdrop shape that could collect light entering at most angles and reflect it towards a central capturing mechanism work the same way? I'm interested enough to throw it out there, but too lazy to think it through. Typical.
Re: As a paraglider pilot...
And, do you need strong arms?
Keeping the nutted-out organs of power in-house
The emphasis is likely on "reliance on foreign energy sources", not tree hugging.
Those guys are so yesterdollar. AMIRITE?
It actually refers to integrated circuits, not silicon, and it isn't a law, but who cares. As mentioned above, there will inevitably be discoveries that ever push the horizon a few years forward, until the day we realize we've had enough math.
Pratt Ploughshare patent positions itself to make plenty of people perturbed.
Re: so if APIs are copyrightable...
Time to mine coal or chop trees or serve coal miners chopped trees (as toilet paper). Or lube up for the fight.
Broad like the Mississippi
"The public may use any copyrighted work in a reasonable way under the circumstances without the consent of the copyright owner if it would be in the public interest"
And with enough money, you could even build a raft out of lawyers to float on.
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