Looks more like a baby whale to me
1996 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
Looks more like a baby whale to me
Some days it feels like Elon is doing more to make the future happen than virtually anyone else on the planet.
Im sure he's standing on the shoulders of giants - but that guy has the vision, will and moolah to achieve something incredible.
Are bailing out of the hardware side of the wearables market - so better hold onto that Fuelband receipt.....
How is third party billing even legal? I'd like to think it cant happen over this side of the pond but that's probably wishful thinking.
"For everyone in the business it raised awareness of creative financial engineering"
That's a pretty naïve statement to suggest that before the great spectrum auction they weren't aware of just how many ways they could indulge in tax evasion.
Err most companies need to keep ex-employee records for pension & tax purposes.
Of all the companies to produce a sensibly sized flagship phone why did it have to be Sony?
That kid has screwed his life up. Even if he doesn't go to the Big House he's won a free ticket to the Sex Offenders register.
Oh well. Another idiot has Darwin'ed his life goodbye.
Who thinks that lohan is a splendid example of requirements creep but thinks it should be be celebrated anyway?
And what the muppets are currently failing to understand - from everything I have read this was a deliberate failsoft event. i.e. designed to fail this way so that planes don't start falling out of the sky or flying into each other.
I have just skimmed that article - all I can say of its author Matt Ridley is that he is a clueless c**t.
How on earth can you conflate what seems to be a "standard" but serious production issue to a problem with the development methodology? That somehow fixable by adopting the medialuvvie approach of those lunatics who do development at the cabinet office.
He has now raised the bar for idiotic technology reporting waaayyy above Rory Clueless-Jobsworth on the Beeb - something I hitherto thought impossible.
Dislcaimer I know nothing about Docker but how many of those "45,000+ “Dockerized apps”, are actually in widespread commercial usage?
At least the bulk of Parallels stuff has proven commercial use cases.
A more cogent question would be is Docker the new hype-du-jour finally knocking Hadoop off the top.
To misquote an exec at a recent big data conference. I've just spent £1m on
Hadoop Docker - now what do I do with it?
Oh no Mr Syntax in a delicious case of irony the error is yours
He now knows I am reading El Reg just by looking out of his office window.
Gee thanks Reg.
The airline industry is riddled with legacy apps running on OS/370 and its descendants. When I were a lad you werent a man until you triggered at least a Ctrl-3 core dump on Prod.
A friend of mine one took out ticketing for all of Italy for 8hrs with a particularly buggy piece of assembler.
if it is OS/390 I wonder if its an ALCS/TPF relative?
OS/370 and its descendants were running mission critical workdwide apps when you were in nappies boy. Give me known failure modes over unknown any day of the week.
That if there had been a legislative guarantee that this data will not be sold on to third parties or made available to anyone other than public research institutions there would have been far less outcry.
But because they got data-greedy and wanted more than the basic goal of joined up records between GP's and hospitals it became a shambles.
If they had done it in stages there could have been an informed debate about each stage as and when it was proposed.
I wanted to download just to see what ridiculously elevated permissions it needed.
Access Contacts check
Access dialler check
Access Internet check
Install Rootkit check
I find Bong a bit hit and miss but this was a definite hit.
Of having an ultra flat telly mounted to the wall if you have to have some lumpen mass of a soundbar under it?
Only about 2 of those were actually slim enough for wall mounting.
Talk about a Fad market segment - apart from the technology advances like Bluetooth and lots of HDMI ports how is this materially better than my 8 year old Sony 5.1 DAV-IS 10 all-in one tucked in a cabinet with tiny micro speakers and a monster sub tucked out of the way. ( it was the WhatHiFi 5* model of the time - all for £500.)
.... in push for less snouts in trough shock.
MMMM Bacon -------------------------------------------------------------- >
You can bet that :
a) the GSMA doesn't represent all those 800 players equally, if at all in some cases.
b) That each of the 800 would consider themselves as being essential in a rationalised market.
are going to love this. Catching a bus? wear a tinfoil hat.
Well done Sir! You avoided it so vigorously you accidentally entered a comment. bravo!
Indeed are those numbers credible? Either IBM are out to muller the competition or something is iffy in the numbers.
Do any El Reg commentards have any anecdotes to back up the IBM numbers?
You mean just a large apartment building could have lots of private encrypted wifi points all fighting over the same 11-13 channels?
business as usual then. I believe the Access points don't use a channel for each public/private hotspot but rather one for the pair.
I almost want Microsoft to lose this first round to watch the next stage of the farce in operation.
It could actually end up in the Judge directing an officer of Microsoft Corp directing an Officer of Microsoft Eire ltd to hand over the data and the Officer of Microsoft Eire refusing on the grounds of Irish/Eu law.
Even better if I know Corporate Legal entities (and I do) they could even be the same person.
My guess would be that whilst Judge nutbag could take punitive actions against Microsoft Corp, the person would be relatively safe.
You can hardly apply sanctions for something that hasn't happened yet. The fail is yours sir.
Why on earth do you think a criminal investigation has anything to do contract law? you gibbering commentary.
All hail the bofhstress!
And if it is a clue what about India or Pakistan at a push.
How do you know the model reviewed has the same version you do?
N5 user here with only minor niggles.
Downloaded Bluemail to avoid the Android mail app a few weeks before so no hassles on email for me. I don't use exchange however.
Niggly issue with headphone button not worning on insert until you manually play first.
No battery life issues noted - about the same.
No WiFi issues on 802.11ac
Eh? How is this one in particular the banks fault?
Mostly App related.
Headphone play button doesn't work the first time the headphone is plugged/unplugged. There's a big thread over the Lollipop bug forum about it.
My weather app no longer displays the temperature at the top of the screen.
They still haven't fixed that bizarre decision that prevents a vibrate "ring tone" when the headphone is plugged in. Thus if you happen to have the phone on vibrate when plugging in a headset you may miss incoming calls.
I would guess the main reason is that Income Tax payers don't usually have a fleet of high paid lawyers on standby.....
And there are less punitive international treaties on cross taxation of corporate revenues compared to individuals income. cf the US's crazy income taxation policies where it doesn't matter where you live.
To take something so idiosyncratically British and replace it with an institution full of more politicians or other self serving hacks just seems dead wrong. Checks and Balances with a hint of whimsy are good in my book.
Yes and No. We all know that Amazon are deliberately keeping ebook prices low to disintermediate publishers and thus each their lunch, and probably in the long term eat our consumers lunch as well.
Given that and Amazon seems to currently have the freedom to abuse its monopoly position with almost zero regulatory oversight we shouldn't be surprised to find desperate* people doing desperate things. Whilst 2 wrongs don't make a right (unless you are acting on a global level to destabilise countries **cough** ) it seems wrong that Amazon has the freedom to act with impunity just because its having a short term benefit for consumers.
At the same time I have very limited sympathy for the publishers. Where are my "doubleplay" combined books and ebooks like the Hollywood pigopolists do for "tripleplay" DVD's and BluRays?
Baen used to do a variant of this years ago but has stopped :(
*desperate for corporate measures of desparate (ie stoopid)
Stephen we love you dearly and are in awe of all your achievements but it would be really great if you could STFU about the Rise of the Machines as the lesser minds of the staff and commentards at El Reg have it covered.
Lewis is our John Connor, Lucy Orr our Sarah Connor and Andrew O is that conflicted cyborg with a Windows Mobile OS played by Sam Worthington whose name nobody can remember.
You get on with formulating a working TOE so we can bail out of this planet on spindizzies when the Toasters rebel.
All our Love - the commentards.
Of course that pint needed glassing - it looked at me bird all wrong.
How does that work if I only take my watch off at night?
As long as they haven't been blatantly microwaved, as a change I find them quite satisfying - caving in that crunchy puff pastry and mushing half of it in the pie.
Email apps are a dime a dozen for android - what makes accompli so special?
Indeed how can he be "broke" if he has use of a mansion or a helicopter?
I now will consider myself covered in 'glory'
For what values of 'run'. For example how many enable hardware acceleration?
Isn't called something a Banana Pi when its completely unrelated to the Raspberry Pi dangerously close to "passing off"? Since its some dodgy Chinese outfit I guess we shouldn't be surprised.
Personally I would avoid it just because of that.
Related: Is there such a thing as a plain banana pie? Shouldn't it be Banoffee Pie or Banana Bread? Or possibly Banana wrapped in foil with a flake inside and barbied?
Whomever created that graph needs to go away and consider what "total" means.
I'm tempted the buy s blackberry simply to support a company that actually seems to have turned itself around and whose managenent seem like they ate genuinely trying to innovate.
Makes a nice change.
"The Pre was ahead of the iPhone in some ways."
Kinda missed the point there AC.