Looks like a great thing. I'm wondering how HP can make a total pig's breakfast out of it.
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Looks like a great thing. I'm wondering how HP can make a total pig's breakfast out of it.
+1 on the minty goodness.
Add one more. Can't believe how good Mint + LXDE is.
To be fair, the Autonomy bloke's "You're all stupid" defense could be right.
It's HP he's dealing with.
I used to answer the helpdesk line with "What the hell do you want now"?
In my defense I could see the extension number and would know the person on the other end, and would know that they could take a joke.
My boss would answer "Oh for God's sake, phone Youngone" and hang up sometimes.
@ Chris G
The Soviets did, the Venera landers in the late '70's.
There are pictures of the surface of Venus on Wikipedia. They didn't last long however, about an hour.
Well yes, that's the obvious response and you're right to post it, but I think the bigger shame is the way people in these places continue to vote for politicians who are so obviously in the pockets of AT&T.
Have a look at the way Tennessee are suing the FCC to prevent Chattanooga extending it's own fibre network.
I wonder how much AT&T put into the Governor's re-election PAC?
@ Andrew Newstead:
See, that's why I come here. A useless (to me) piece of really interesting information that seems totally counter-intuitive but obviously works.
Made my day.
I'm not sure you paid much attention to my post above or perhaps I wasn't very clear.
In countries with little or no competition MVNO's don't exist because the big boys won't let them.
The sorts of deals you post are not available to consumers in those markets, so it's actually not about me, but about regulation.
MVNOs are a total load in any market where there is a monopoly or cosy duopoly.
I don't know if that's the case in China, but it's certainly the case in New Zealand where I live. The only thing these MVNOs have to compete on is price and the incumbents won't let them do that unless forced to by regulators. Once again, New Zealand.
On the one hand they're both lying bastards, and everyone knows it.
On the other hand at least they're talking which is better than the alternative.
I was blamed for a user losing about 4 hours work when her PC stopped working in the middle of some huge gantt chart. Her manager complained to my manager about my lack of sympathy (although I was certainly not rude).
My manager however called the other manager a "Total F*#kwit" which I thought was very funny.
That's a really interesting view which had not occurred to me and you may be right but I was of the view that the DOJ has rather nailed their colours to the mast on this one and wish to see it through.
I suppose we'll find out in due course.
I hate to break it to you Matt, but he hasn't been charged with anything to do with UN anything.
This is driven by Hollywood and the FBI.
I am looking forward to hearing the justifications from our own politicians here in New Zealand if the whole case falls over.
They've been acting as patsies for the FBI for a few years now, so I'm sure they'll be happy to lie with a straight face for as long as it takes.
Andrew seems to be of the view that everything must be owned, and profited from regardless, so yes I would imagine he thinks that this ruling is wrong.
The length of copyright is only one of my objections. The complexities involved seem to be designed to advantage those with the deepest pockets.
I could be wrong, but it does look like IP law is for big business only.
LOL, hipstersphere. I'm stealing that. Also, get an IT job in manufacturing, (if you can). Practical bunch of jokers who just like things to work.
Now listen here AC, Test Match Cricket is what made this country etc etc...
I have no insights into the politics of the House of Lords, but the rent seeking comment perfectly describes the music business but there doesn't seem to be an inquiry into their nefarious practices.
I wonder why that is?
While the good Captain is not wrong, fortunately for Mr. Dotcom he will be in front of a Kiwi judge and they tend to have a fairly independent nature.
Generally speaking they don't take kindly to orders from above, be that Washington or Wellington.
I would have thought Mr. Dotcom might be feeling a bit optimistic by now.
I quite understand you not wanting a baby, they smell bad, wake you up and cost a fortune, but then before you know it, you're waving your 18 year old off to university, and you kind of miss the puking little barstool.
I'm not sure I'd be quite that fond of an iWatch.
As our weather is pretty much driven by the Sun, and Pluto is (on average) 5,906,380,000 kilometers away from said Sun, I would not have picked weather as a thing on Pluto.
I wonder what drives it?
And now the wait until New Horizons gets to it's next target and who knows what it will find there?
Great time to be alive.
Based on the Samsung store round our way, it'll be staffed by a bunch of bored underpaid students who know less about their products than I do.
All international sports events seems to have taken a leaf out of the Olympics' book.
New Zealand hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and were forced to pass a whole host of incredibly draconian laws mostly to do with who could display what in public.
The other annoying thing about that was the amount of public money
pissed up against a wall invested for illusory benefits.
We spent about $100 million on Eden Park alone, and now have the worst rugby stadium in the world, and not enough space to play cricket. Awesome.
Or those who demand a cast iron guarantee that their seven year old hardware won't fail again. Ever.
Yes, I've had that conversation with numerous
idiots customers who insist that the cheapy laptop they bought in 2002 must still be fine, because "it's worked fine up until now".
Yes I say, "but the drive's failed"
"Really" they reply, "Well, what did you do to it"?
depends what you consider to be a "widely accepted fact
My last boss (young, female) thought there was no discrimination against her in the company we worked at.
I, on the other hand (older, white, male) thought she was regularly condescended to and generally treated like a secretary.
Vodafone are in no position to decide if there's been a breach of the law, that's the job of the Police.
If the journalist makes a complaint, they will investigate, there may be a prosecution, a judge will make a ruling and then we'll know.
Anything Vodafone pronounces is just PR talk.
I mean, really there's no evidence at all that they even held a focus group, they went straight into making stone tools without even considering what colour they should be!
I've been using ClearOS for donkey's years, (also the previous incarnation Clark Connect). It's a fantastic way to teach yourself an awful lot of different networking and sysadmin tools.
I'm a bit sick of waiting for the latest update which seems to be taking forever to happen, but in the meantime my server just keeps chugging along working fine.
The first thing to go bad will be the shitty plastic case
Which is why the Gods made protective plastic covers for phones.
Seriously? Who doesn't have one of those?
Yes, I own a Samsung Galaxy S4, and my boss has given me an iPhone 6, and they are about on par.
The iPhone's camera is very nice, at least as good as the Samsung.
The reason I would never buy an Apple phone is the non-removable battery and lack of SD card slot.
20 odd GB of music taking up no space on my phone.
Also the first thing to go bad on my Samsung will be the battery, so I will buy a $25 replacement and carry on using it for several more years.
When Samsung stop providing updates, (which they may already have done) I'll install CyanogenMod or whatever the El Reg Commentards tell me is a good custom ROM.
Apple will allow none of that.
I also am angry about these rock and roll groups and their scientifically inaccurate record album titles.
It should not be allowed. I blame the schools.
Angry of Mayfair.
There are lots of comments here about what different users want in an Android phone, which is fine, people have different needs.
Every week or so I read an article on El Reg about a new phone manufacturer making a different and interesting Android phone, some of which I think sound awful, and some which I think are interesting.
This would fit into the latter camp for me, but I would like a slightly smaller screen, (as do several other commentards).
I have no doubt that when I am next in the market for a new phone, I will be able to purchase pretty much exactly what I want such is the variety of offerings available.
Also, no-one seems to have commented on the FM radio in the WileyFox. That's a great feature to me, and a sign that these plucky Brits have ignored the carriers when they designed it. Well done chaps.
Quite right. This looks an awful lot like Danegeld to me.
I don't accept that most employers, (or indeed any employers) have the right to sanction employees for what they do in their own time, at 1 minute past 5 or 3 in the morning.
If my boss wanted to, I'd tell him to Fsk off, and would win any legal action resulting.
My boss is a perfectly reasonable man and wouldn't think of trying to interfere in my private time, however.
All those things that you don't want are things that no-one wants, and so Samsung and other credulous idiots (looking at you Sony) will spend millions trying to sell us this IoT tat then give up when they have warehouses full of unsellable kit.
This is proof that the Kurds should have been given a homeland when France and Britain carved the Middle East up after WWI.
I'm not sure why it didn't happen, after all they took most of the Ottoman Empire from the Turks, a bit more wouldn't have mattered.
I've been boycotting Sony products for years, after being stung by their awful crappy gear failing just outside warranty several times.
These phones however look OK, so I'll just wait 6 months or so and buy something similar made by one of their competitors.
Also Hi-Def audio is a scam. I'm sure that view won't be controversial on this site at all.
If you're looking for a bird to deal with one of those, try this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanis
Separated by a few hundred million years though.
I'm sure the TV people will talk to Apple, and stop talking once they figure out that the only people Apple will allow to profit from any deal will be Apple.
I have no doubt they've seen the amount of leverage the music business has over iTunes and would prefer to avoid that.
No, you're not the only one.
My son's Samsung Galaxy SII is just the right size for me, I think that's a 4.5" display.
That size screen with micro SD, and removable battery, modern processor and amount of RAM would suit me down to the ground.
This suit will fail, as if there's one thing we've learned, there is no way anyone involved in mass spying is going to stop doing it, or admit they're doing it, unless they really have to.
The discovery process will be very long and spawn it's own series of suits as the agencies claim "National Interest" or whatever to avoid disclosure.
There's also the general immunity wealthy connected Americans enjoy from criminal prosecution.
I own a 2 year old former flagship Android mobile that has recently had an OTA update to v5.01.
This has been an improvement, and I'm very happy with my device. I suspect the battery will start to fail over the next couple of years, and when it does I'll buy a $25 battery to replace it.
When the OTA updates stop, (they may already have I suppose) I'll install Cyanogen mod or similar, and get the new features that way.
One thing I'm not going to do is shell out $500 or more for a new flagship mobile any time soon, unless I drop the one I have.
I suspect I'm pretty typical (apart from the Cyanogen mod bit, most users look at you sideways when you use that sort of language at them).
@ Pascal Monett:
They can get off my F*&%ing lawn too.
Bored of? Idiots. Probably some 18 year old unpaid intern.
I came here to say just this. Competition is good. At the moment LibreOffice is probably a better product than OpenOffice, but that might change over time.
They are great images, and the Indians should be very pleased.
Looking at those images raises a few questions in my head. I'd like to know what causes such large and unusual canyons on Mars. Here on Earth a canyon like that would have a river at the bottom and the question wouldn't really need to be raised, but on Mars there hasn't been any liquid water for a long time. It looks like the ground has slumped, forming the depression and steep slopes, so why would the ground slump?
Also, to the north there are craters, which can't be terribly old, as there is enough atmosphere to erode surface features like those, in fact what looks like erosion seems to be taking place, so how old are they?
Lots of questions and I'm sure Mars boffins will be very excited by al, the new data coming back.
Nothing is free, everything has a price. The price of co-operation looks like a recreation of the monopoly.
Fahrenheit, miles, inches. Sometimes it is just like 1947 around here.
Saw a road works sign in London a couple of years ago that had yards on it. The blokes doing the work weren't wearing cloth caps though, which just seemed wrong really.
Using the pint icon for irony value.
I'm not sure campaign reform is even possible in the US any more. The Supreme Court has ruled that money is a feature of the system, not a bug, so presumably any reform attempts will need to be very carefully considered as the Court may well just rule them out as unconstitutional.
Also TFA states that "it's not the amount of money, it's what you do with it" as if this is even nearly true. In reality it is nearly always the amount of money that wins the election. That's why Federal politicians spend their whole lives fund raising.
I'm guessing the limiting factor for most people will be apps, or the lack thereof.
I might be wrong though, because I have met happy Windows Phone users, and there are not many apps available for those.
Still more competition is good, and even if these devices fail lessons will be learnt for next time.