Gimme a hug. There ya go. Feeling any better?
225 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Gimme a hug. There ya go. Feeling any better?
"Yesh I've been reading this since 1997 and the comments get less technical everyday. Before you type engage your brian."
Actually, comments on The Reg are among the few that (usually) get intelligent critiques instead of mere trollbait vitriol. Unless we're talking Microsoft, Apple, Google, and, oh nevermind.
The most confusing part of this article is this: "Apple told The Reg..."
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.
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?
it just doesn't run any faster than any of the cats outside the box.
to view in 2,117,004 AD? We have quite a few, and none of them are informative.
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.
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
aren't by invitation only, so kudos to them.
"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.
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.
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.
Loves the reference.
10 minutes until all the plastic bits melt onto the burner. There will be no thousand-year tea brewed with this shoddy imposter.
And hope it gets a few more followers on Twitter.
Now that's social.
Satire, built right in.
Real substantial reform is always more difficult than nibbling at the edges.
Somewhere in the sprawl of XML and excrement, a purpose wanders helpless as a little bitty sheep.
if something as simple as version numbers so easily overheats their gigantic brains.
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.
As in Software as a Disservice.
Too bad hackers don't know to stick to Oracle's patch schedule. That's just rude.
as their operators will never match the chaotic paranoia that a fine bender produces.
when she is done.
Market potential: -1
Not only will it go nowhere, it distracts Firefox from useful endeavors.
in your precious copyrighted code.
as we are all on the same page.
Microsoft will subsidise and paint happy rainbows on the losses until they get 15% penetration, then claim victory. Oh, hey Bing, what up?
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.
Yes, revolutions are the only salves,
But they're the one thing that should be done by halves.
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.
Presumably for people on the "naughty" instead of "nice" shopping list.
you can't even write your name.
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!?
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.
And, do you need strong arms?
The emphasis is likely on "reliance on foreign energy sources", not tree hugging.
Those guys are so yesterdollar. AMIRITE?
Pratt Ploughshare patent positions itself to make plenty of people perturbed.
Time to mine coal or chop trees or serve coal miners chopped trees (as toilet paper). Or lube up for the fight.