505 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Re: DRM free movies.
That's far too sensible and obvious, they'd never be able to patent it.
Re: It was the penguin and her cane, that led to my love of discipline.
pre AD -
Would that not be BC?
how about a tablet with a usb keyboard/cover addon?
no problem with dodgy hinges being integral to the product, the hinge goes on the case it'll be cheaper and easier to replace, effectively a modular netbook with added benefit of touchscreen.
Re: $199 (£126)????
I was thinking the same thing, which will probably result in something similar to the samsung galaxy tab 2 7", the toshiba thrive 7 or the Acer iconia A100
Probably a tegra 250 with 1Gb RAM, 8Gb SSD, 1280 x 800 screen or thereabouts.
I look forward to it.
I'm not sure anything is really toddler proof from experience, I think the only way to keep these things safe is to keep them out of reach.
I've been looking a lot at tablets and from what I can gather the Tosh tablets seem to be very well spec'd and perform well in comparison with others, but they suffer from a shorter battery life than most, it'll be interesting to see what the reviews say on this one.
Entirely fictional Money
I'm fairly sure my brother-in-law Dave has downloaded about £2.4million worth of stuff that he wouldn't actually buy, in fact I'm fairly sure he only actually uses/watches about 1% of what he torrents.
I don't get it myself, I just don't have the time to look for stuff that I'm never going to use or watch just for the sake of downloading it.
Re: Shirley not
I'm not going to disagree, but I've only worked with 2 or 3 women who actually do anything related to IT, one's a great linux admin, one does a first rate job as a support analyst and one works leading our testing. The trouble is, they're the exception rather than the rule, all the other women I've worked with and known just don't want to get involved in the technical and it's far easier for them to get administrative jobs, or even easier sales & marketing.
I don't know whether that's as a result of the existing male dominance or whether it's as a result of female predisposition to those sorts of roles.
For the same reason I don't know whether little girls are predispositioned to like pink and hence there are vast numbers of pink products marketed to little girls, or do little girls like pink because everything marketed towards them is pink.
I'm not sure whether they were "made", perhaps a better term is "vomitted"
I've never been there
I noticed a trend for setting these things in Dagenham, is it really that bad?
I thought maybe Slough, or Watford Gap service station might be settings that could also fit.
Another of my many pet peeves is that transposition of "frequent" and "regular" for that you get an upvote Stike.
Re: It's a font...
@Ragarath that's a seriously good spot. I had not noticed until you pointed that out.
Your comment is rendered in a font where it's actually impossible to see the difference, there is a slight difference in this new font, but you have to look closely, which kind of breaks it in my opinion.
It also makes a mockery of Magnus_Pym and his comment about specific characters being visibly different.
I award you a Big brother icon for observation.
Re: Source Code
I was thinking the same thing, this development should surely be restricted at least, the code should be protected and developed in a controlled environment within this countries boundaries by cleared personnel.
Big brother should be watching this, but they seem more concerned with intruding on civil liberties.
Re: Er, iPads?
Hey Micky (you're so fine), I understand that not all special needs kids are clumsy careless people. However some kids with violent behaviour disorders will not treat anything with respect, and you're proposing it's a better idea to give them a £400 iPad than to give them a ruggedized tablet.
I think it's a bad idea to give any kids that sort of equipment, whether they're in a wheelchair, on crutches, are in a coma or totally hyperactive.
I was a kid once too.
So no I'm not insinuating that ALL special needs kids are clumsy careless people, just that some of them aren't going to respect anything they're given.
You also seem to be suggesting that IT folks shouldn't have an opinion on what IT equipment should be used in a given situation.
You know that a lot of IT folks have experience of gathering a set of requirements and making a recommendation based on those requirements right? And that those IT folks will have a far broader knowledge of available technology than that of the average "skilled professional" (or case worker)
Re: Er, iPads?
Further to the other comment about "why iPads?", wouldn't kids in schools and in particular Special Needs kids actually be better off with something a bit more rugged? I'm pretty sure that nothing about the iPad is actually unique apart from maybe the price.
Also I'm not a huge fan of the whole locked in OS thing, in my opinion the Apple strategy is worse for the consumer than the whole MS strategy, at least when you bought a PC with a MS OS installed you could still get support for the hardware in the event you replace the OS.
He should definitely have a statue, I'm sure he would appreciate being on top of a long stiff column.
Re: so it does install files?
That's what this version does.
What about the version that they haven't found yet, which just lives in RAM.
If it's pervasive enough then the botnet could just run in RAM.
And then when the JVM's die so too does that part of the botnet, so the body is dumped, no evidence.
Re: Banks have a lot to answer for.
Who do the banks answer to?
Re: My faith in humanity has been destroyed
I think part of the problem is that it's not even a Friday, let alone April 1st.
I did get slightly confused and disorientated in the 4th dimension when I read this, I did find it funny though.
And because I'm still slightly disoriented, have a drink, it's some day in the week, the future is happening as you read this, the weekend approaches.
Re: Yer a bit previous, lads
The date format is also entirely logical, or at least more logical than the US format.
Reading from left to right the magnitude of the figures increases, day, month, year.
What's the logic behind the random sequence in the US format?
A more useful format I find is usually the reverse : year, month, day.
Re: "Moot" means many things.
I'd go as far as to say that the OP is a moot point.
Won't Apple sue for patent infringement?
So how different is posting on a blog to posting on a forum?
Will we see a return of the Moderatrix? Or at least a return to the dark ages between the new "free post" system and the Moderatrix.
This means we'll need an edit button.
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means
Re: Ten quid
You say it as a joke, but I've seen it happen, it was about 6 months after a go-live and the DB server went bang.
There was no archive policy and they simply hadn't designed in any cleanup process.
The solution - bigger disks, worked for a bit.
I'm guessing maybe that the downvotes and the subsequent reply didn't get the reference.
It's Team America : World Police
They already are
But only if the "house" is outside America.
If it's inside America and pays it's taxes then it's fine.
They call it protectionism and they say that people shouldn't do it.
I'm guessing they mean that people outside of America shouldn't do it.
Re: Commentard is OK, Freetard not so much
Why do you think that?
Freetard and Paytard are antonyms and are used by el Reg fairly regularly, if they are snide labels then at least el Reg is slinging mud in all directions, what you might call balanced journalism.
If all are treated equally in such a way then how can it be derogatory?
Biting the hand that feeds IT and all that.
Re: I have not voted.
Aha, your pseudonym is revealed, Ned Flanders.
Re: Re: Re: Translation
@Alister, fix it by clicking on the upvote. I am led to understand that this cancels out aforementioned misclick
They've kind of buggered themselves up there too
It's not like Apple can actually go for anything similar because of the precendent they themselves have set in their litigiousness, iPood, Driphone & Pad to name but three.
FFS the word is lose!
Loose makes me think of a dog crapping all over the furniture.
Re: imagine if they had been....
We probably would not have heard about the story unless maybe we lived in Asia and they reported it in the Asian press, never having been there I assume they have newspapers and the like.
I'm not sure why you'd expect to hear about incidents involving Americans and Asians in the European press?
Similarly, I had a friend who mentioned that during the reporting of the Costa Concordia incident that the numbers breakdown mentioned Spanish, British, Italians etc. the rest of them were apparently Asian.
I would expect the Asian press to break it down similarly, so there were Chinese, Korean, Indian etc., the rest were from somewhere else.
I think you may be a British with Asian origins or an Asian living in Britain who's a bit disgruntled about the lack of Asian reporting, don't take it so personally, it's just a different part of the world.
The money is real
The money comes from the purchase of virtual items with real money.
Zynga is a top provider of freemium games. If you're not sure what freemium is then google will help.
I'm not entirely sure that their valuation is based entirely on genuine currency though.
Zynga valued at roughly $7bn, from what I can gather FB take a 30% cut (the Apple model) of transactions made on the site, so 30% of what Zynga makes is 12% of what FB makes.
If you go with the simplest of maths and use some poor logic still favouring facebook two and a half times the valuation of Zynga, roughly a fifth of the $100bn valuation.
I don't trade, but I have been on facebook and got bored of Zynga games so I find it interesting that they come up with these astronomical numbers.
I'm guessing the rest of the revenue comes from other freemium games, advertising and probably some "goodwill" which from what I can gather is a proper "virtual money"
Go back and read again
So non-profit organisations, that's like a charity right?
So charities give the stuff they get given to the people it's intended for, like children in africa, that sort of thing, oviously after deducting their overheads (or "skimming" as I like to think of it)
What happens to the cash given to ICANN then? Presumably a hefty amount of "skimming" and maybe a chunk goes to the people it's intended for, presumably those running the DNS servers?
If I was looking after those DNS servers I'd be thinking - "Where's my chunk?"
What are you going on about?
You think a union is made up of only people who do the same jobs?
I'm afraid you're somewhat behind the times, by several decades.
The emplyees may take advantage
But that only works to a certain point, if you are skilled and a good worker you get rewarded, whereas if you're not then you don't.
What is wrong with wanting a salary that reflects your abilities and effort?
Take what these companies have done to the extreme and you end up with slavery.
This is the sort of act (and logic) which keeps the 1% rich.
Like a union?
There should be more action by unions on behalf of IT staff, including contractors.
I'm part ot the way socialist.
Obvious troll is obvious.
And we're one step closer to the matrix
Can we not use semaphore it's got to be cheaper and cleaner too?
Think of the jobs created getting spotters and signallers installed on all the hills, mounds, mountains over the country, that'd be good for the economy too.
Of course binary data would need to be re-encoded into hexavigesimal.
What sort of censorship is that?
That's like playing hide and seek with a three year old where they put their hands over their eyes so that you can't see them.
Are these internet companies just pretending perhaps?
Making it easy to circumvent the censorship in order to maintain their presence and not lose too many page hits?
How many hands do you have?
Where's the value of Facebook coming from?
Zynga are the people who have monetized Facebook.
I don't see that facebook on it's own has great value other than (another) advertising platform.
Is he not slightly more likely to be a Sith?
"don't tell me what to do. I have habits that are older than you are."
There's some awesome Star Wars Lego out there -
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- Video Snowden: You can't trust SPOOKS with your DATA
- 166 days later: Space Station astronauts return to Earth