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Re: Last week I finally uninstalled Flash across our office
All it needs to marginalize flash is a significant portion of people to do this. Any offending sites would soon be updated to make them HTML5 compatible. If you can't yet commit to fully uninstalling, set the plugin permission to ask; you'll be surprised how little you need it.
Really?? They're just picking random words out of the dictionary now!
As far as I can see, the cloud (and persistant internet connectivity in general) is all about control. Taking it out of the hands of customers and into the hands of corporations. Revoking licences, changing terms, disabling functionality or whatever they please is simple if everything is forced through a central server.
I feel like I'm a luddite, but no thanks to all that.
Re: Going back to the 50s
You've got bigger issues than the loss of £150, trust me.
Cue sarcastic comments about inserting random unrelated pictures into every article :D
Yes, the article doesn't really specify how you get infected and whether it needs human intervention.
How are people supposed to effectively troll the security or lack thereof in their chosen favourite OSs without the full details!?
He probably meant to put it into a "Customer notes" box that only employees can see!
I'm not surprised eBay is losing money, its website has turned into a bloated POS. From constantly showing spurious "Sorry, can't perform that action", to the ongoing attempt to turn it into a "Shopping Destination".
For example, changing the "Saved Searches" link into "Searches you follow". WTF? Saved searches = searches that I saved. What the hell does it mean to "follow" a search? There are a million similar tweaks that don't add any functionality and just obfuscate the true meaning, all in the name of making it more "social". They should concentrate on making the best tat-selling site instead of trying to compete with the likes of Amazon.
That stage has already been reached and it's a huge improvement.
Still haven't forgiven Braben for the buggy POS that was Frontier, I think I'll wait until some comprehensive reviews come out. I think Ian Bell was responsible for most of the actual gameplay elements of the original Elite, David Braben is more a of a maths whiz who likes making "universe simulators" rather than good games. If Ian Bell's website has any truth in it, Braben is also a bit of a childish dick.
Or am I just old and bitter? ;)
Cloud services: You are the beta testers.
Re: Does this article...
It's the brave new world! More whitespace, more pictures, less information. I know everything has to be tablet-centric these days, but surely a lot of readers browse The Register as I do: At work on a PC, when I should be doing something more productive!
The posts of many social media users doesn't reflect their real lives?? NO SHIT!!
Anyone using ISP's own email is mad, and anyone using TalkTalk's is doubly mad!
Sadly, this gives me 2 simultaneous thoughts:
1. That can't possibly be true, nobody would be that self-centered.
2. It probably is true.
Re: The comet is heavier now. how will it affect its course ?
Yes, but the Earth is lighter by the mass of the probe so it all cancels out! :P
Re: The myth is that all malware is viruses.
The Mac is pretty irrelevant to virus writers.
People wrongly extrapolate this to it being more resistant to malware.
Zoom, zoom, zoom!
In case Steve Ballmer tries to come back?
Re: "Bloke said not to open box until he leaves"
The article is about bent phones, not phones that may have been bent.
So if Snowden can possibly gain immunity to extradition in any country that has a grudge against the US spying, he'd be free to travel most of the world eventually.
The article, and most of the comments read like an Onion story. It's getting harder to determine parody from reality these days.
One of the points that always seem to be missed is that before all the price cuts, they were ALL making OVER 50% profits. (Assuming they can still turn a profit now) They were raking it in!
The sad thing is that before he set off, he was sat in there for 3 hours with the keys in the ignition waiting for a certain Rolling Stones track to come on...
You could tag stuff you don't want to see as such and if you do it a few times it simply won't appear any more. Unfollow spammy groups and spammy people. My feed is 99% full of things I want to see posted by people I want to see it from. Also, adding everyone in the known universe to make it look like you have hundreds of friends is NOT a good idea.
Instead of moaning, try learning.
Sounds like this would be a Q.I. "Nobody Knows!" moment...
Much as I love all the exciting space stuff happening in recent years, seeing these new 'Earths' will be a real kid-in-a-sweetshop-look-but-don't-touch moment. We'll be able to see all these amazing things and never* touch them. Given that, still can't wait to see :)
*never - Not in my lifetime and probably quite a few more generation's lifetimes!
Re: Slow learners?
They're not saying one UI for all devices, just that manufacturers have to stick more to their (Google's) stock UI for each device.
The MPAA need to keep cracking down on illegal recording when new devices appear, because it's been working great so far!
Drilling holes, cursing at flat-pack furniture, removing spiders, spending hours starting the petrol mower. These are the things that build character in a man. Anyone bloke who buys one of these is chipping away at his innate manliness and will eventually start getting urges to watch box-sets of "Sex in the city" and buying stuff like Nivea exfoliating face scrub for men!
Why wasn't the tagline "Dick gets stuck in vagina"?
I really enjoy comments like this.
As a byproduct, it creates a new variant of knock-a-door-run where you bang on a nervous hacker's door and shout "Open up, Police!" They then have to spend the next few hours re-installing :)
To continue the metaphor: I think that investing in someone who is keeping all his own eggs in the basket he's responsible for isn't so stupid. It's when he starts selling the eggs that he might not be so careful with the basket...
Re: Or, to summarise
Apple have make a song and dance about the futuristic design, environmentally friendly, "great-place-to-work" features of their new flagship HQ, but the reality (as always with these mega-corporation announcements) is a load of people shoe-horned into a box shaped office block.
I love that kind of hypocrisy :)
"I've seen more exciting news items"
I've seen much more exciting comments...
We need this...
Not necessarily to use, but just to prevent Google charging for all usage of Maps.
Microsoft really shouldn't piss off tech support people like this. After all, they're the ones recommending the next upgrade their users should get..
On the subject of overpriced Apple:
Extended family has between them: iPads, iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPhone5S, Nexus 7, MotoG & Galaxy S4. I like Google's approach of good solid hardware with low cost, but I prefer the UI on Apple devices. (Even after de-cluttering Android) I definitely prefer family members using Apple devices because they cause far less support issues. The 3GS was recently handed down, wiped and setup from scratch and it's still a viable, usable phone for a light user.
Apple kit is expensively priced, but I don't think its that much overpriced.
I feel so dirty, I'm off to the corner to hang my head in shame.
Re: Lots of last-minuters out there.
Personally, I think it was a mistake to make MSE complain about the end of life for XP. A lot of people ringing are worried that the antivirus is being retired and that they will be fine if they just load on AVG or something similar. It takes a lot of explaining to convince them that the OS (and usually the PC) is obsolete.
Now that is a REALLY impressive time to waste while looking busy. I struggle with just a Friday afternoon!
Look at this from the opposite side: Google would probably have paid 9bn just for the patents so they can help defend or deflect lawsuits. They know they are weak on mobile patents and open to attack from (mainly) Apple.
The attached company is irrelevant. 9bn was for the patents, sales of any assets are a nice bonus.
Google ARE to blame here
They spend countless billions and employ the brightest people on the planet to make search results eminently relevant and useful, then blow it in a single stroke by placing paid adverts at the top of the list.
There's no problem with Google placing adverts on any of their pages, just don't make them look like organic search results.
Also, to answer "who sees Google adverts anyway?" - that would be exactly the kind of people likely to be fooled by those fake services.
Another battery technology that we won't be seeing in the real world any time soon...
This is great, BUT....
It should be a tenner, not almost £100!
As mentioned multiple times by reviewer, it's really aimed at the casual user. As such, it needs a `casual` price.
I checked the latest ie11 on Windows 7 the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the snappiness compared to Firefox. It was noticable, which means Mozilla are slacking.
Lets face it, the interface of a browser was `finished` a long time ago and now it's just mostly eye-candy and implementing the design vogue of the week.
Re: "The Fruity Firm"
Or ever be born...
And the lawyers keep on getting richer....
“a narrow-band terahertz carrier is photonically generated by mixing comb lines of a mode-locked laser in a uni-travelling-carrier photodiode. The uni-travelling-carrier photodiode output is then radiated over a beam-focusing antenna. The signal is received by a millimetre-wave monolithic integrated circuit comprising novel terahertz mixers and amplifiers.”
A whole paragraph of awesome!
Early Jack Ryan novels were good (Red October etc). The `Net Force` series, well....
Too early to go though, people regard 66 as `middle aged` these days.