Re: Ooh, a bit of a quandry here...
Go to the wikipedia edits for his page and read the discussions. Make up your own mind.
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Go to the wikipedia edits for his page and read the discussions. Make up your own mind.
Linux on the Desktop "just works"? For you maybe. All you've really said there is "I understand the things I use all the time and thus can easily get them working to my satisfaction."
"I've heard some rumours". That's not telling them about Jimmy Saville.
Chrome hasn't changed. Chromium has.
What's more irritating is that, despite the masculinist vibe of the OP there is a point to be made here. Apparently women do get lesser sentences for similar crimes: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2144002"
A single paper doesn't constitute irrefutable evidence by any standards, but it is certainly worth considering.
You poor old downtrodden male you.... Cry me a fucking river.
Then apply it to every book.
That's fighting talk where I come from!
What's wrong with it is that it's not for all books by all authors. It's also more penny pinching from an organisation that really doesn't need to, not for the relatively small amounts this will save them.
But then it's their service so it's their rules. No doubt "we can change this whenever we feel like it" was in the massive Ts&Cs doc that everyone skipped....
People trust the open source lines because they can read them. They don't trust the stealth listening blob because they can't read it. It's not tricky.
Thanks, now I understand! Your post makes much more sense than the article!
No, not everyone uses 32-bit IE for plug-in compatibility. If you reined in the hyperbole a bit you might have a point about a substantial group of users. Or you could just be bitching about something that effects you and your mates. Who knows?
How computers work, as opposed to how to use them.
Yeah, a whole 10% too! Hopefully a quick swim in his room full of gold coins will ease the pain.....
Because it scales massively, replicates in multiple geographic locations and when things go wrong the provider fixes it rather than you having to do it?
What makes you think he's lying? Because he believes in something you don't? That's not what lying means.
What the name of the spreadsheet app in Windows Office?
And the difference between that and extortion is that you're a good guy?
But neither does exposing updates too soon. You don't have to be smart enough to find a vulnerability if you can see what's changed in the latest patch and work back from there. And while some bugs are just simple errors that can be easily fixed others require core components to be redesigned and rewritten. Applying the same time scale to all vulnerabilities shows a lack of understanding of software development.
So it's a balancing act, allowing the vendor time to fix things in a timely manner is fine. Waiting six months seems a too generous to me though....
as they hilariously call him on PM!
You weren't reading it during the last Labour government then...?
Indeed, you wonder how users of Windows Phones (both of them, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) would get on with desktop Skype. How well does it work without a keyboard and mouse?
How is that relevant?
Don't you mean "Why bother to help Microsoft make it easier to manage Linux on Azure?"
My guess would be that you would help them because it would make Linux a more attractive option on Azure, meaning less people using Windows?
Isn't that specifically why the license is like it is, so anyone can use it?
I thought the request was for you to tell them about your system?
Ooh, name calling? Sounds like I touched a nerve!
"I can name many artists I like, although I doubt you have heard of them." Isn't that a quote from the article I linked to?
so I'm fine with it.
Meat isn't the most efficient way of utilising land to produce protein for humans. Even given the need to eat multiple vegetable protein sources in one meal to get a balance doesn't make meat more efficient.
There's no real reason a car needs leather as any part of it, other than the fact people like it.
Vegans aren't all mental. The production of cows milk is arguably much crueller than meat production.
Must be nightmare deciding who to deride the most, the freaky vegans or the mental e-car drivers...
... on a rolling loop just in case a decent song came on.
Well don't leave us hanging! Has one come on yet?
Not really. She withdrew it because they didn't pay enough. Whether the money comes from Ads or Subscriptions is irrelevant. She didn't say "the moneys fine but I hate advertising".
Is the rest of the article equally sloppy?
How does this compare to other Apple product launches? Are we at the point where, if this was an iPhone launch, they'd be shouting about breaking sales records or do they never release sales figures this quickly?
People use Android on the Desktop?
always seem to have over zealous moderation.
Why so sensitive?
Classic jake!! (Though I'm surprised they don't give excellent milk!)
Fuck it, I'm in a good mood. Have an upvote!!!
Yes, very good son. Go and show your mother, I'm busy.
...still being widely used for a long time after they should have been buried.
I disagree. There's plenty of Windows XP and IE6 installs that are nothing to do with a stable and common infrastructure. Laziness, penny pinching and a disregard for the value of IT (and the opinions of IT professionals) are much more common reasons.
I'd say that "a stable and common infrastructure" and "open standards for data formats and exchange" go very well together.
That's the opposite of what the article claims, principle 1: decentralisation combined with interconnectivity: there is no central database; every stakeholder (government department, business or even individual) has the freedom to choose its own system in its own time with the guiding principle being that all participating systems be able to work together
You can't both be right. Got any references to back up your "insecure and centralised" claim? The article doesn't have any....
No, best to look at the evidence they present and make your conclusions based on that.
There was an excellent article about the moon landings in Fortean Times a couple of years ago. Someone who thought they were faked was given 5 or 6 pages to show photos and explain their reasoning. The next issue featured a load of letters explaining all the issues raised in the article and why they were invalid, destroying all of the fake landing arguments comprehensively. IMHO this is how it should be done. Everyone gives their evidence and arguments then you can decide for yourself.
And rightly so. Religion is a massive part of human life and has been for thousands of years. To not educate children in religion because you're not religious is like not teaching them history because you're not from the past or not teaching them geography because they don't live on a mountain.
The problem here is that R.E. is supposed to teach you ABOUT religion, not preach religion at you. I'd be interested to see exactly what was taught in that lesson, did your daughter just love the story and the songs or was the teacher trying to convince her that Christianity is the one true faith?
Sounds like you'd add a bit of balance as a governor, but don't get carried away. Arguing from a position of knowledge is always better.
Really? So what's that wee fish with the word "Darwin" in it doing on the back of that car?
Oh, my bad. Further digging reveals:
Long and the short of it: Cortana does have to have the location services on. Some argue that as this is Windows phone that won't make any difference to battery consumption: "Disabling location services on the OS level doesn't really conserve power in a noticable way." Hmmm, surely it takes more power to check location than it does to not check location...
So sorry for doubting you!
Well looks pretty straightforward, and certainly not GPS related: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/how-to/wp8/cortana/quiet-hours-and-cortana
Does this not work? What makes you think you need the GPS on to do this?
No, it's not. From a consumer perspective it makes sense. As an events scheduler and search front end there'll be enough hooks for Cortana to work on iOS. Besides, MS would want to keep a few things Windows only to give them an angle when it's time to upgrade your phone.
Their strategy with this and Office365 is to go cross platform. Given their market share that's eminently sensible.
like it needs any OS. Choice is good. Learning that there are different ways to do things is good. If you learn that some ways are better than others then so be it, but having the choice is important.
Besides, if all this proves is that Windows is bobbins what's your problem?