1552 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Gnash, Gnash, Chomp, Chomp. Saïd the Chimpanzee.
It seems the security services don't like it up them.
Re: Amazing what a bit of competition can do
"Cinnamon (especially)" +1 Personally I tried XFCE first, but, it was slightly* immature for my needs at the time and so I settled on cinnamon.
* Almost perfect ... almost :/
"If the machine crashes in a densely populated area, the consequences could be serious. The use of these drones also raises questions of privacy."
Professionally trained pilots crash too. "Questions of Privacy" Oh, you must be kidding right, have the French been ignoring the news, no-one has any privacy any more.
"has been ruled to be legal by a British judge." -- What a surprise, almost as surprising as the claim "We did nothing wrong" after executing an Innocent Brazilian Electrician in Stockwell Tube Station.
Wow, I hope we see the security services subjected to the same treatment as these guys for breaking the exact same laws.
I'd give him a book* and tell him to shut the fuck up.
* With last page removed as a dickmove
BBC+Subscription model = The Future
Re: The paper notebook computer sounds intriguing.
I think the pluggable form factor is really just to show off how self-contained the package is rather than being an actual feature. Although, perhaps in the future we will be able to supplement a device with Edison via a modified SD card reader.
Wow, a history degree! I have just introduced my coffee to my keyboard.
Re: Haha, why not Robocop?
"Cops shouldn't be comparing themselves to Terminator, who was, himself, a criminal." -- At the moment I could argue either way on that one.
Re: I've been helping friends (and businesses) upgrade from XP to ...
"Suggesting Linux to someone unable to wean themselves off XP would probably strain the friendship to a greater degree" -- You would not believe the look of disgust that friends of mine that I have migrated to Linux desktops have given me after seeing my Windows 7 games machine at home. They almost feint when I tell them it's not even dual-boot o_O
Re: This time Microsoft has gone too far
"The stupidest thing they EVER did was kill the $50 Win 7 upgrade as for the first time I had actually seen piracy drop like a stone, after the price went back up? " -- Piracy works in $MS's favour. If Piracy was hurting their bottom line; they would actually do something to prevent it.
"Battlefield 4 is in a whole different league to these games though." -- Yeah, the bottom of the division. Leave it to EA to ruin a great franchise. EA rushed DICE (so the story goes) to market with BF4 approx 6 months earlier than they were ready. On the whole, BF4 is the most unpolished, poorly implemented and virtually untested game I have /*ever*/ played, including my own simple endeavours recreating Space Invaders et all for my Android phone.
EDIT: "Have they fixed the sound bug in BF4 yet?" -- Sort of, I believe they may have partially cured the loss of sound on Hainan Resort, in particular when in a vehicle, BUT, they have now introduced that same sound bug into other game modes, without vehicles. I hear (lol) TDM is particularly affected by this.
Arma3 alpha was £19.99 when I bought it, the release price is £39.99. These games add a lot of features before launch and are often worth paying £15-20 for the early access versions. DayZ was also (or still is) £19.99 and will be quite feature rich on full release.
In contrast, the release version of Battlefield 4 (Digital Deluxe) is £54.99 as a digital download and the add-on "Premium" expansion is £39.99. There were no discounts for pre-orders or early-access.
You forgot your GRAMMAR NAZI icon.
"Android is just a really poorly optimized OS" -- No, Android is implemented in "Java" hence it's apparent sluggishness ~(I do not find it at all sluggish on my S3).
"Linux shares much the same traits." -- You spelled Windows wrong.
"QuickTime anyone?" -- No thanks.
A monopoly exists if there are no competitors. Google has competitors, like Bing, yahoo, DuckDuckGo and so forth. People *choose* to use Google search not because they are forced to, but, simply because it works. Therefore, I feel Google should be able to promote whichever services they wish. In just the same way as Amazon do not need to promote Ebuyer, Misco, etc.
All sounds perfectly legal, can't wait to start performing surveillance like this myself.
You bring the popcorn and I will rekindle my interest.
FFS guys, can you just forget about it now, my popcorn ran out over a year ago!
Re: I'm alright Jack
"It's the great British apathy. We're too busy doing too many other things to worry about politics. I personally believe that voting should be compulsory. At least we would get a 'real' idea of what the public think that way." -- At this point in the show, I would probably be more inclined to wipe my arse with the ballot paper than vote with it if mandatory voting were ushered in.
Re: Same strategy as in Germany
Crypto-parties. I simply cannot get the image of the Windows 7 Lauch parties in those adverts to bring myself to go to one.
Re: Public Opinion says YES
Oh, I chose to be blown up whilst being spied on.
Latest News: Cameron even more out of touch with reality than Tony [B]Lair.
Well, if someone could pass this information onto HMRC who know absolutely nothing about "standards", open or otherwise; that would be great.
I don't see the problem. You are allowed to use a "hands-free" mobile phone kit, but, not Google glass ? There are plenty of other distractions in cars like stereos, and passengers. I have even seen people doing their make up on their way to work.
Banning "wearable" computers would also mean banning bluetooth earpieces.
The way I see it is that it could be used to create a monopoly. Let's say you are a VirginMedia Netflix user and you just get broadband from VM. VM might be unhappy about this and start throttling Netflix until it is unusable and then force the customer to sign up to one of VM's TV packages.
Re: If God invented the internet...
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!!
ElReg Figurines? Could be used for Voodoo or Worship; depends on which one you buy.
"Prodding your mobe slows you down and limits your vision"
Edit: See Icon --->
"And where state spies lead, criminals soon follow" -- I see no distinction between 'State Spies' and 'Criminals' they have blurred those lines themselves.
Wow, gamers on YouTube really love the Xbox One. It's like they were paid to say that (Hint: they are)
xboxsignout, hours of fun.
Don't the Danes like the Fins then ?
We all get left 'somewhere' as a kid.
"You are confusing the fascist retail arm of BT with the good blokes who provide the tubes." -- that distinction between those two arms of BT's only exists to avoid their being a monopoly issue in the first place.
Re: Oh please, oh please
" When millions of Britons find they cant update their computers because of the filter," -- Don't make me laugh, who actually does the updates ?
Glad to hear that salvation is on the horizon, an opportunity for Microsoft to abandon this foolishness that is Windows 8/8.1
Got a link to that video? The Reg player failed for me!
This is ridiculous. These tech companies make a concerted effort to lower congestion by providing mass transport for it's numerous workers and the locals go ape. I guess the locals would prefer to see each worker in his or her own car jamming up the roads.
Let's hope these protesters in the middle of the road don't get in Reginald Denny's way, he 'aint ever gonna stop again.
Re: Like he said..
"I don't see any reason to think that RSA knowingly put a back door into their product and $10M isn't very much to corrupt your company, when it's the size of RSA."
I understand from a previous article  that at the time of the deal RSA was not as big and ubiquitous as it now is. I can imagine the "deal" along the lines of "Take the deal and you will be $10M up on the books and your business will become the de facto security provider for businesses, governments and military units around the world. Alternatively, we will see to it that you go out of business sooner rather than later"
"Gallileo knew very well that a feather would be blown around" -- it's about air resistance not being "blown around by the wind", for further reading look up "Terminal Velocity"
"I rather hope that in another 27 years we've got cheaper ways to produce diamonds than crapping all over Antarctica" -- Just buy some candles and get some free diamonds ... http://phys.org/news/2011-08-candle-flames-millions-tiny-diamonds.html
"You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window and your size is shipped to your door. You wink at a cookbook recipe and the instructions appear right in front of you – hands-free, no mess, no fuss." -- I'm imagining the day that I get some dust in my eye and have a bunch of surprises in the post the next day.
It's Just like 1984 ...
Re: Win8 to Linux Alert
Simply disabling UEFI will not always work as the actual HDD that Windows 8 is installed on has a different partition management type than that recognised by older operating systems. You have to use a tool, such as , 'parted' to replace the GPT with an MBR.
"The US Secret Service, assisted by the US Postal Service, led the investigation into CarderPlanet. ®" -- Isn't this type of thing normally within the domain of the FBI rather than the Secret Service?
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