1587 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Posts deleted before being published? .... must be an Orlowski Article, must make an email filter to put those RSS entries straight in the bin.
Plot Twist: It's the Americans spying on everyone and watering down World security standards.
Re: Shock, horror!
"Hi, I have come to service your air-conditioner, bow-chicka-wow-wow"
"Uh... wasn't that a Woody Allen flick that was done that way specifically as a satire? Not that I'd put it past them to ignore the original movie, but that's a hell of a lot more work than doing it the usual way, and I find it difficult to believe that anybody whose job it was to finance the dubbing said, "I don't care if it costs five times as much; I want the lips to match!"" -- There may be a Woody Allen flick of that nature, but, this also happened less-satirically to Fong Sai Yuk (sometimes simply know as "The Legend" starring Jet Li)
First rule of Kung-Fu? Cheat!
" (I'm German, everything gets localized here)" -- The US and the UK tend to 'localize' content too. I remember re-watching 'The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk' on Sky (having already watched the original language version some years prior) and the translators had taken the rather unusual step of changing the entire plot-line and dialogue so that the English translation lip-synced with the actors speaking in Chinese. Mind Blown.
Re: Still hate the tiles and the window decorations
"I still really wish that Microsoft had gone the OpenGL route rather than the (frequent) abomination that is DirectX. It's not that DirectX is inheritently bad ..."
If Microsoft had used OpenGL without giving it the old EEE treatment. Most games developers would simply be able to port their games directly to Linux boxes where users would see some favourable improvements in game performance (statements backed up by tests performed by Steam/valve engineers) . From a gaming perspective, Microsoft would not be the be-all-and-end-all of the PC gaming world; Monopoly over.
Re: Too little, too late.
I think the important factor is that the machine hadn't seen the internet in a few days and it is likely that the machine's Kerberos ticket had expired. Does anyone know if the Live infrastructure is actually using Kerberos AND are Win 8 machines essentially joined to Microsoft's "Live" domain?
Re: Too little, too late.
I had a user the other day that could not log in to her Windows 8 laptop because she was not connected to the internet, her user is a live.com user and her kerberos ticket had expired. She had to log in to connect the internet but could not log in until the internet was connected ... Microsoft Strikes again!
Re: More crimes against English.
"reach out to"
Extend arm, clasp Microsoft employee's throat, squeeze.
Re: Still hate the tiles and the window decorations
Microsoft: I'm not scared
Steam: You will be
Thumbs up from a Linux Mint 16 Desktop
Re: RIP Windows
Well, I certainly wouldn't pay for Windows 8 or 8.1; it would have to be free for me to even consider it at this stage. Roll on Windows 9
After the apparent defeat of the metro tiles system, Microsoft gives in and brings back the Start menu WITH TILES FFS!!!! My first though, "I can turn that shit off right?".
Dear Microsoft, FUCK your tiles!!!
There be WMDs in them there hills y'all.
Re: Handy musical guide
It's a trick question, they're all evil!!!
Considering that iPhone shipped originally without the ability to Copypasta suggests that it wasn't even that much of a game changer. Simply put, the launch of the iPhone was just brand alignment for the Apple hipsters.
"He will be able to quite literally dodge bullets and you won't see his bullets coming. In the modern FPS world when two gamers of more or less equal skill meet, the gamer with the lowest ping wins." -- Until you play Battlefield 4, where the person with the highest ping wins!
"Spunking" and "Spaffing"
Virgin Media also interfere with VPN/SSH and probably a lot more, they have justified this to me over the phone by saying "Those are business technologies and your connection is a home broadband connection; we cannot support business technologies on your home broadband connection".
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
Re: 15 years
"If a seller misrepresents a product, that is misselling, which is illegal, and they have to accept the product back and provide a full refund." -- They took the product back and refunded him his deposit, but, the customer did not cancel the payment plan he had entered into with HFC Bank. The bank ultimately is at fault for trying to uphold a contract for goods that were returned.
Will anyone outside of the United States be able to use this technology ?
All the emoticons on my phone are little green people, go figure.
I can download as much as I like on my broadband connection, P2P is not throttled, but, there just isn't anything available to download that I don't already have or want. Sounds more like an 11% drop in material worth pirating rather than an 11% drop in piracy.
BTW, I purchased a considerable amount of music that I enjoy listening to regularly via Amazon on CD which in some cases also gives you access to MP3 cloud hosted versions of the CDs you buy.
Then some git nicked my car stereo ... so, fuck listening to music.
Vodafone are pants, their coverage map is inaccurate, I'm supposed to get H+ around my office area and all I can get is E which cannot even load a google search page (before searching). I have given up caring about mobile data and see it as this imaginary thing that people talk about but no-one gets to see or use.
I note that Microsoft is offering $100 discount to anyone purchasing new hardware with Windows 8 (over $500). They should really just offer a discount of $100 on a boxed copy of Windows 7, he he he.
It's pretty obvious that IBMs answers were cagey at best.
Unsurprising at best, they will justify it by saying "We did nothing wrong" or "It was a matter of National Security" or some trumped up crap like that.
Pointless law: the spooks probably have your encryption keys already.
Those drones don't have the greatest lift capabilities, anyone for a light beer?
Re: Typewriter and Abacus are not running XP
Mine are set at 9800 baud, 300 baud is for the older models.
Happy to report that my Typewriter and Abacus are not running XP, phew!
"We cannot afford and Indian mobile gap, captain!"
"Troels Oerting, head of Europol's cybercrime centre, told BBC Click that growing number of attacks are being carried out via public Wi-Fi and that people should send personal data only across trusted networks." -- So, in other words, we should not send any data across any networks at all then?
Timing Coincidental? I think not, they are patently trolls.
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.
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