182 posts • joined Thursday 2nd July 2009 10:54 GMT
just read this and bought one
for Mother, for Xmas. Frickin bargain!!
they should pass a new law on EULA's
to make them no longer than an A4 page of text, with bullet points only, and large font.
The reason no one reads them is because they are so ridiculously long worded and full of ambiguous language that could basically mean anything when applied in any context.
Edit: Spelling :|
Re: what the fuck
Get back to your knitting you tosser :P
what the fuck
is wrong with knitting?
tossers of today's generation. Cry outrage at the silliest thing.
Re: whiny little bitches
You'd be surprised. My company buys a lot of Cisco gear (approx £2mil of switching/routing/VOIP gear here) and we get a very marginal cost reduction; Juniper are at LEAST half the price. We recently renewed our TAC account and support with Cisco and decided not to replace our Datacentres with Juniper, even though we're paying about £1million more with Cisco over the lifetime of the kit.
Couple that with the fact that we are continually getting frustrated with being overcharged for things like spoke-site routers because we have to buy the really expensive top-end IOS featureset to get one protocol to work (the router does VPN but no tunnel encryption unless we pay another £300! Pointless!).
Then comes the frankly insane support costs. And the fact we cant even get a free copy of Packet Tracer to build virtual labs and test new designs for our enterprise!
Cisco need an open source like this to give them the much needed kick in the valuable to change their thinking. Either that or they eradicate them entirely, which I think would be the preferred option tbh.
you peasants stick with your consoles, your locked in platform and your fanboy wars. I'm going back to my 2000 player battle on Planetside 2.
it's not as bad as the CNET/download.com installers. Serious malware right there.
I might have to make Tor my default browser soon :O
The Unpronouncable Prophet
"Hsieh has form on Apple predictions, having successfully prophesied the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad 3."
I bow to his superior ability to add one number to the previous to make a new number! He's clearly a visionary unequaled in today's blind world.
Re: XP 2.0?
None of these things are unknown. Any IT department with a clue will be able to workaround them and migrate to XP, the only barrier being cost.
I say this having worked for two very different companies migrating to W7.
- You build a deployment infrastructure (MS deployment tools are ALL free) - you dont really need a powerful box either, just a lot of storage
- You identify legacy apps that *might* not work, and put in workarounds to get them working (these vary depending on the issue) - all else fails? Build a VDI.
- You build a driver repository with 32 AND 64bit drivers in this infrastructure
- You deploy and point anyone with a question about "where do I find X" to the MS help & support pages
Maybe you get this using any computer interface? 'Droid is perfectly good enough for anyone with a brain. In fact they are all (Droid, Apple & WinPho) perfectly good enough for anyone with a brain. Even my girlfriend can use her frankly shite HTC running Droid. Maybe you're missing a brain?
Re: Why would you standardise on *one* AV solution?
If this was in reply to me, I think you missed my point entirely. The point being, trying to draw analogues between computer AV and medicine is stupid.
Re: Why would you standardise on *one* AV solution?
Yeah, on your own son! Using multiple software packages to do a single job is insane. Management would be a nightmare, as the NHS guys are finding out.
So when one of the AV packages b0rks half your computers, and the other half are fine, how are you going to explain that to your staff and managers? Then manage the rollout of the fix without hitting all machines? I could go on but I cant be bothered.
And trying to draw analogues with the health profession is stupid. If they released a vaccine that kills a man, they'd be sacked and possibly jailed. Not only that, how do you compare a biological vaccine to a software algorithm? You really haven't thought about this have you?
Re: What happened...
On the contrary, this should have been picked up by Kaspersky's internal testing processes. It's not down to the Enterprise sysadmins to test 3rd party products - that's not our job!! If anything, it's easier to test if you work for an SME (5-200 PC's) rather than an Enterprise with 1000+ PC's.
I work for a company that employs over 10,000 people, with over 15,000 workstations and servers and trust me when I say, we are completely reliant on the 3rd party vendors to do their due diligence before releasing updates to their products. We simply don't have the time or manpower to test every update, that's plain ludicrous!
Our job is to design, implement and maintain infrastructure. Not test other people's code.
Re: top-spec PC
That sounded a lot nastier written down than it did in my head! I meant no offense!
Re: console vs PC
How? Just how?!
Re: top-spec PC
Using even the smallest ounce of common sense, I'd say anything above £250. From a reputable supplier of course, and not eBay or PC World.
If you're asking that sort of question, you really need to learn more about PC hardware :)
fuck the lot of you nay-sayers
bring this shit on I say!
tablets are still useless and not needed
Give me a more powerful netbook/laptop any day of the week!
Tablets are not even remotely designed to do work on. Ok-ish media device, but thats about as useful as they get.
Not only that, why would anyone need to own two of them? I am referring of course to those iPhone owners who then go out and purchase an iPad. They're exactly the bloody same thing, just that one is bigger. Same applies to the 'droid tabs. They have then spent close to £1000 and still dont have a computer powerful enough to do any actual productive work and cannot use any of the apps they've bought licenses for.
On the flip-side, I spent £1000 on a new desktop PC and built a lab at home for my job and exams. I can run an entire virtual environment from it. Win.
Re: Get Sky For only half the price of BT***
I just received a letter from Sky stating the following:
At Sky we strive to improve the service we offer our customers ...*edited load of marketing crap*... therefore we are raising your subscription costs by 50p per month.
I'm sorry, but how is that improving my service? I know its a meager amount, but the way that letter was worded had me livid. Almost as angry as pensioners got when stamp duty went up a few pennies last year.
This is in wake of the fact that they completely fucked everything up and tried to charge me for 2 months where I had no service. Obviously I took zero crap from them and forced them to give me 6 months half price and a refund on my installation.
Thats besides the point though. Unless you're a cold stubborn bastard like me when dealing with these companies, you get shafted. And for a company that size, it's just not on. Welcome to capitalism friends!
Time to get my email spoofing hat on.
This is the best they could come up with?
The flaws are so numerous!
Although I'd probably be happier if they had this on the Google account login page. Google's CAPTCHA is almost impossible to read. And it pops up after like the 3rd failed drunken login attempt. I even tried the audio version once and I wondered how the Google employees thought ANYONE could understand it.
CAPTCHA is OK I guess, just Google's implementation of it is ridiculous.
Re: Mint 16 should be interesting...
Yep, I'm one of those people. Cant stand the search-centric UI's these days. All my data is application independent, and sits on my NAS. Couldnt give a rats fig about social media either!
I use my computer for work AND gaming though :)
And you got all this from a picture of a concept drawing.
Re: re: Joypads are for targets.
Joypads are shit in most respects. Handy for console/TV gaming, but being a *true* gamer, you cannot rival a keyboard and mouse. The exact opposite of what you said is true. The more I've grown up, the more I've come to understand this is so.
As for the FPS thing, they are far from the least interesting. You appear to be thinking on terms of CoD.
This pad looks pretty interesting though! Would love to get my hands on one to have a feel - looks like it could at least give mice a run for their money with the touch-sens thumbpads.
DAB pros and cons
1. Shit quality. Really, if your signal is even slightly below full, you get horrible squelching sounds and its just not good generally. As soon as your signal gets flakey you cant make out anything and it all goes into that nasty digital garbled mess. At least with FM fuzz you could make out what song was on.
2. Shit radio stations. Most radio stations are shit, but at least on FM there are a FEW that are half decent and do the job on a short car journey (I always take a USB full of my own stuff on long journeys). ALL of the stations on DAB (except Chill) are so godawful they should be banned, others close at certain times, and some of them arent even broadcasting anything!
3. Already superseded by better quality protocols. Why they chose DAB I will never fathom.
1. I can tune into a DAB station to set my alarm clocks time automatically!
missing the point much?
Many of you seem to be missing the point entirely and of the same ilk as the old gits back in the 70's bemoaning the increasing interest in mobile telephony. Basically stifling progress with a mindset of "well I dont need it so no one else should have it".
This sounds damn handy. If you're looking to save some money and gain convenience.
- While you're at work, heating down or off and 20 mins before you arrive home, you can flick it back on. Saving money and time spent in a cold house when you arrive home from a stressful day.
- If you're ill or suffering hot/cold flushes, getting up constantly to adjust the thermostat is a pain in the arse (depending on illness, sometimes literally).
We have the technology, why the fuck not use it?
Whilst I actually agree with your overall point, I had to downvote you for the following reasons:
- Mac runs OSX, which is loosely derived from a Linux kernel
- IOS is Cisco's network OS
- iOS is the iPhone/iPad OS
(note the small 'i' on CrApple's shit).
There is also the point that Win8 is actually slightly worse than Win7 for most people. If I could just get the under-the-hood upgrades and do away with literally everything else, I'd be happy.
I also have to say MS don't make it easy on themselves with their frankly draconian licensing models and upgrade path restrictions. They only manage to come out of it OK because of their size and the fact they already have such a foothold in the market. Any other software house would fold under the backlash and lack of sales if they used MS's business models.
Give the users what they want when they want. I've lost count how many times they have had to backtrack on incredibly poor decision making. And I'd bet most of those decisions (the bad ones, not the backtracking) were made by Ballsup Ballmer.
There are way more stupid people that work/contract for TFL, I guarantee you that. Thousands of em.
Bob Crow for starters.
There are much easier ways to get a copy of someones fingerprint, which don't involve hacking a system of unknown complexity (or not in this case).... Like anything they have touched for starters.
Besides, who would want the biometric data of these people?? It would be worthless to anyone. It's just an access control database, no sensitive information is going to be attached to it, unless you class access to a tube station cleaning cupboard as sensitive.
Its just another thing for the bloody tube staffers to moan about, cos moaning is more valuable to them than working and earning money.
Why are they getting their knickers in a twist about this? it's not like their fingerprints are going into a PNC database and they all get branded criminals. If they're worried about being tagged or spied on, then they should first get rid of their mobile phones.
Uneducated idiots. Probably why they are in a cleaning job in the first place.
33k for an R410?
With the data wiped to DoD specs?
Insane. Nothing can justify that. Even if the data were retrievable (which is an infinitesimally small possibility at great cost), it still isnt worth that!
I think I would find this useful
Firstly, I own a Galaxy Note 2. If anyone else has used this phone, you'd know about its bulk. It's a pain in the arse getting in and out your pocket, just to check the time or read a message etc. But I still love it.
I would actually find this watch useful. Plus I think it looks awesome.
I'd find it much easier reading and sending the odd text using a smartwatch bluetoothed to my phone, and checking the time obviously. In fact, I'd say I'd find it about 1000x more useful than my actual watch, which I might add, cost £300! About the same price as a mechanical watch then and does a shit load more.
I'd rather buy one of these than a £1000 "I'm a pretentious douchebag" Rolex.
Fuck da police. Use Tor.
Or any free proxying service.
Also this sets a scary precedent when any old claimant can get a website blocked with a SEVERE lack of any kind of technical understanding.
the only reason anyone uses Cisco
is that they have the market tied up and locked in. No company wants to pay to retrain their staff if they already know IOS (despite it being pretty much standardised, the commands sets are all different).
That and their gear is "reassuringly" expensive compared to the competitor's equivalent by a massive margin. How Juniper is not shifting more switches than Cisco at the prices they're going for, I'll never know!
good points and bad points need to be considered...
...before a knee-jerk blanket ban is imposed, they should at least do some damn study on the tech.
I mean, there are so many good things having a real-time HUD could give you whilst driving - real-time hazard monitoring, flashing/highlighting potential dangers, HUD navigation, providing all the info a driver needs like speed, revs, gear etc without having to look away from the road.
Believe it or not, people are able to concentrate on multiple inputs at once.
Obviously there are the potential dangers; such as using Glass to watch TV, browse web or make a vid call (or anything not related to driving basically).
This could easily be solved by implementing some tech on Glass that knows when it's in a car and disabling all other functionality other than the vehicle HUD.
a lack of understanding of the Internet
and a waste of police time.
That is all.
not using airplane mode...
...means your battery will drain in hours.
Why would you not do it?
The safety aspect is cobblers though.
Re: Now if you could build a solid stage magnetic disk system.
The problem with magnetic storage is the read/write speeds and seek times. Flash solved a huge latency issue when it comes to read/write cycles, and all but removed the disk bottleneck on modern computers. Magnetic storage has no future in this regard. It's gone as far as it can go methinks.
Re: Another Tech Injury FAD
I have mild RSI from too much Counterstrike on a shit mouse. It's manageable now as I use a gel wrist rest and an Ergonomic keyboard.
Kinda agree with the rest though. The rise in cases is not really enough to convince me this is anything other than a) more cases being reported (ironically due to the internet) and b) normal annual churn in numbers of reported cases.
With gaming, you are very correct, and studies have been made that show gaming actually sharpens up many skills, including hand-eye coordination and problem solving.
I need to see more proof before anyone can convince me. I have noticed, if anything, an improvement in my cognitive abilities since the internet became what it is today. I also read a LOT more since it came into my life (books and online science-y type articles)!
Your short-sightedness is astounding.
Do you even read technology news?
New battery tech: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/157525-new-sulfur-based-battery-is-safer-cheaper-more-powerful-than-lithium-ion
As for generating the electricity in the first place, new nuclear power will be built. The greens wont hold out for much longer when their precious coal and gas power plants (seriously, they think coal and gas is safer than nuclear). We also have ITER coming online in just under a decade, and NIF in the US. Both hold great potential for fusion power.
Stop thinking about EV's in today's terms. They are a) not here yet anyway (Li-Ion just doesnt have the power capacity) and b) when they finally get some traction, we'll have all this new tech to play with.
Great read :)
The irony and sarcasm were perfect.
I am having trouble comprehending how this is possible.
Norton is renowned the world over for being the biggest hog of resources since forever.
I've used Kaspersky for many years now and found it to have a very small system footprint. It just sits in the background minding its own business, while I do stuff like access dodgy porn sites and download fake torrents, in blissful ignorance of the fact that it's blocking the influx of malware I'm bestowing upon it.
I liked it so much I deployed it at work for 300+ PC's and servers. The admin kit is a joy to use for enterprise, and totally pisses over anything the competition have.
I honestly am at a loss for words as to how you switched to Norton for the very reason that the rest of the world+dog migrates AWAY from Norton. Specially considering how good Kaspersky is!
Maybe you should have turned some of the features off rather than get rid of it. Some modules of ALL AV products will grind the system to a halt. They are just turned off by default on a majority of them unless the user specifies.
no way in hell are Acer getting 220 big ones out of me for this. Even if they offered it to me for free, I'd say no. I know it's at the lower end of the market, but a complete rubbish effort nonetheless.
The other guys are doing much better devices (Asus, Samsung etc.) for the same price point.
And for reference:
not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.
boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies.
without any qualification or exception; unconditional.
Unlimited should mean unlimited.
Not some marketing term that entails at some point during heavy downloading a customer starts to receive a limited service.
ISP's need to get their heads out their arses and stop using that word on ALL marketing, unless what they are selling is actually UNLIMITED. As in, no download caps, no throttling, no fair use policy. Unlimited should mean unlimited.
Anything else is not unlimited.