28 posts • joined Wednesday 8th July 2009 23:32 GMT
"By the way, what ISP do you have that doesn't provide its own email service? People use Gmail because they can't be bothered, or don't know how, to set up Outlook or Thunderbird, or they plain old don't know that their ISP provides webmail."
Or people use Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo, because they don't want to faff around changing their email provider each time they change their ISP.
Or much more likely, because Gmail is a far better service than any email system provided by an ISP.
Skewed by London salaries no doubt.
I'd love to leave London and move back up north, but unless i can find a remote working gig, then i'm here for good unless i take a big pay cut, or move abroad.
Someone i know is doing a remote working gig in the city. £500 a day, and he's doing it from Budapest. To say he's saving some serious cash is an understatement.....
Re: Privacy, schmivacy
I guess adding a troll icon next to the quote isn't obvious enough to you guys.
Privacy is dead, get over it
If he'd remembered to put cover sheets on his TPS reports he'd have gotten away with it for years!
Re: Oddest bit
OSX and iOS are BSD variants, but they have their own date time library NSDate (The NS prefix comes from NEXTSTep)
I don't think there is a problem with the library (otherwise this would have cropped up a long time ago), more a problem with how it's been used. PEBKAP basically
Re: ISO weeks
Not an iOS programmer but I think this has been caused by using 'YYYY' instead of 'yyyy' as the year formatter.
Seems related to formatting of ISO dates. It's 2012 til the end of the 6th using the ISO date format.
Get rid of corporation tax entirely....
0% corporation tax - Why not?
Just tax dividends more highly, and let companies use more of their profits to reinvest in jobs, R&D etc etc.
Cheapish dev phone
I'll probably pick one of these up actually. I have no interest in Wp8 as my personal phone, but I wouldn't mind cranking out some win phone apps, so I'll need a budget model to test on.
The full version of Lion is £20. Game are being idiots.
Where's the Angel steve icon gone?
I'll hold off then...
Very nearly bought myself a vertex 2 yesterday, glad i didn't.
INtel seem to be the best in terms of low failure rates, bate also pretty expensive too. Be interested to know other peoples thoughts on SSD's
If you're using a VM every day then you'll be writing a hell of a lot more than 9GB a day to disk surely?
It's for that reason that i'm not switching just yet.
Also, they're still just that little bit too expensive. At some point this summer i'll take the plunge, but it will be a small 60gb boot drive only to replace the DVD drive in my Macbook Pro.
Good point on the lack or serviceability on modern laptops though.
Probably one of the reasons i'll not get an android phone until.....
...They sort the whole Internal mem, SD card farce out.
The SD card should be used for storage of media not apps. They need to ship phones with a generous amount of internal memory, and i'm talking 4GB+.
if only their products weren't so good.....
As a fully paid up member of the apple fanboy club, it saddens me to see them going down this road with the mac.
As the first commentator said, hubris should be the death of them, but your average mac owner is not going to give a monkeys about this.
I can't see myself becoming a windows user any time soon, but i can certainly see my next phone being an android one.
Good review until....
The last line. Snow Leopard cost 29 Quid because, in Apple's words' contained '0 new features'
It was merely a speed bump. There's no way consumers would shell out £100 for that. I fully expect Lion to cost in the £75-£100 range.
Spin spin spin
""Our customer feedback shows that getting a seat is high on the list of priorities for our passengers – these trains, when run as 12 cars, provide 142 additional seats per journey compared to a 10-car Class 444 train."
That's some world class fudging of figures there.
In my four years at university, there has only been one lecturer that has taught a technical subject, knowledgeable, articulately and kept it interesting, the rest have mumbled their way through lectures, and sent half the class to sleep by the end of the 1st half of the lecture. It isn't good enough, not when people are spending £3k a year on fees.
In four years, we have had a whopping 3 modules on programming, there is no Algorithm class (though half of an AI class is devoted to algorithms), nothing on Web Programming, nothing on operating systems, A core module is entitled "Organisational and social aspects of computing", which teaches us practically nothing of real world value.
We were taught Database management using Access as the DBMS in the practicals.
In defence of my fellow students, despite only being taught Java(inc Groovy), almost no-one i know is using Java to code their final projects.
Ballmer's sweaty pits
I'd be stunned if any fortune 500 company offered the choice between windows or macs for it's regular users. Most of these companies will be heavily reliant on ancient legacy apps tied into Activex or some other crappy ms standard from a few years back.
Little web design companies maybe, as rumour has it the TCO is lower with a mac running osx.
In the organisation i work for (4000 employees), i think 3 people have macs, and that's only because they've convinced the goons running IT that as designers they need a mac. Meanwhile as a .net MVC developer i'm struggling by on an ageing P4. New workstations ordered 4 months ago, but caught up in 'change management' hell. If i get them before christmas i'll be stunned.
Good app - Bad Jobs
Plenty of reasons to want tethering without jailbreaking the phone - invalidating the warranty for a start....
I managed to get it before apple pulled it, and it's great, and unlike the jailbroken tethering solutions, you don't need a helper app on the mac to get it to work (although you do have to diddle with some IP settings.
Great little app, and very sneaky!
I just only hope there's no packet sniffing built into it....
Par for the course in the corporate world.....
What i find disturbing is not that the employees actually managed to install Firefox, but that that application appears to be automatically granted internet access. I though our IT department were bad.......
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go
- Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest