65 posts • joined Saturday 18th July 2009 07:01 GMT
Wait .. are you telling me there are still people who watch TV ?
It's not the BBC
Never mind the BBC and the NHS getting away with it. At least they do a bit of self-flagellation.
The teflon-shouldered masters are the CPS, who happily shrug off criticism that they refused to action police prosecutions because 'the witnesses weren't very reliable'.
I'm astonished that anyone would give a toss what LinkedIn does. It's instantly apparent from the invitations it generates what sort of people make it up.
You are Dilbert's PHB and ICMFP.
Re: *bangs head against desk*
Yes, we all know that corporate buyers prefer a calm, mature, professional approach.
The answer, it appears, is yes :
Re: Apparently there's a 'safe place' somewhere in France...
So, on December 22nd, the world is going to be populated almost entirely by broadcasters?
I think I'm glad I won't survive.
Parties are illegal
Political parties are organisations which aim to improve the election prospects of members in return for their voting support in parliament.
It is difficult to understand how this differs from bribery.
They do nothing to help the country and force a blinkered view on parliamentary decisions without which the MPs - who we allegedly elect as individuals - would be free to consider each case on its merits.
Far from funding parties via the state, as has been suggested recently, we should ban them and imprison any MP who admits to being a member of one.
Re: desktop environment?
What you mean is, he's not like you.
What's with the 'full screen app' thing ? Do users really want to go back to the early '80s ?
The most frustrating thing about my phone is that I have to make one app disappear to look at another and am never quite sure if it will remember what it was doing or start afresh. Usually, it does the opposite of what I wanted - hardly surprising as there's no way to indicate the difference between 'move aside' and 'i'm done'
If they won't tell us how they calculated it, how do we know they're not lying ?
Re: ɔıbɐɯ ɟo puıʞ ɐ s,ʇı :ǝɹ
Re: "It's not just a phone with a 2 per cent market share: it's Windows"
Windows is dying. Do keep up.
Re: Too Little Too Late
No, stick with Ballmer.
If he takes MS down with him, I won't be sorry.
So .. the police sacked the blogger and now prosecute the journo who identified him ? So did they want him identified or not ? And if the source of the evidence was criminally obtained, was the sacking illegal ?
Doubtless by putting himself out of the reach of the police he can be considered to have jumped bail.
But he hasn't actually left the country, has he ? I wonder if the bail conditions cover this eventuality ..
Re: That's why we need to separate hardware from software
You know that OpenWRT was initially build for MIPS-based Broadcom routers, and is recompiled for different processors by using large chunks of processor-specific code ?
The flexibilty of Unix comes from an OS that properly hides the underlying hardware from applications, not by slavishly crippling modern designs with emulations of 1980s architecture, like the PC does.
I did watch it, not having experienced the series except in toy shops. It's not a pleasure I feel the need to repeat.
But it made me wonder why the movie player app didn't have a downvote button (or even an upvote). Isn't that sort of thing all the rage now ?
Re: Original XBox Anyone?
"..makes a lot of sense to target that number."
Especially as a rumour, that turns out to be wrong. That will make a few people wait, rather than going with a Nexus or iPad now.
Just tried this (firefox/debian) and although it offers Rapport it doesn't force me to dismiss it, or even nag excessively. It's just some of the noise in the advertising border.
Can't really see why it's a problem.
Re: How to lose the trust of your current customers
I read this comment so often .. from buyers of every phone there is.
Android buyers don't get updates from their networks, Microsoft doesn't support last month's OS, Apple updates the hardware just after you bought a phone.
Get used to it.
"Ominously, the enormous promotional expenditure for Nokia’s Windows Phone was accompanied by generally warm reviews. Astroturfers emphasised the unusual design of Windows Phone’s Metro UI, rather than the functionality that is missing. "
Fixed for you.
Re: Jesus loves you, Julian...
Why the hate ? Were you one of the murdering bastards Wikileaks so rightly fingered ?
Re: MS have lost the plot and are obviously deeper in corporate stagnation phase
> otherwise Microsoft will gradually die.
And nothing of value was lost.
Re: I expect that the reason this hasn't caused more problems and outcry
I agree broadcast TV is becoming silly. But i don't see why radio amateurs would be bothered - they can't share the TV frequencies anyway.
Re: "You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide"
So, what is that that the government has to fear when it wishes to hide information about the activities of MPs, diplomats, ministers ?
Re: "Theresa May, writing in The Sun"
"They then used internet data analysis to find other suspected paedophiles,"
I wonder how many of the suspected paedophiles were actual paedophiles. The quote doesn't mention whether they were guilty, or merely innocent bystanders drawn in by analysts who thought they looked suspicious.
Since when was 'But I'd look a fool' a 'legal reason' ?
It's about time people stopped hiding behind this 'legal reason' stuff.
And it's about time commercial companies who deal with public authorities expected to have their dealings made visible to the real owners : us.
We delegate the job of doing boring stuff to councils so we don't have to do it. That doesn't mean they have any reason to hide their activities.
Re: Let 3/Three die
I'm ditching Vodafone in favour of Three, because the data charges are more sensible, and, crucially, they have better coverage. Vodafone might have been better in 2G days but not any more.
Most significantly, on commuter trains. On my journey, there are a few tunnel / embankment points where 3 breaks. Vodafone pretty much only works at the stations.
Micro USB is supposed to be rated for more insertions than mini USB, but I keep coming across people whose charger socket has broken. For something that's got to be charged every night, they're pretty fragile.
The phone manufacturers are also starting to produce more weatherproof phones - there have been a few over the last few years but there are more on the market now than ever before - even smartphones are getting there. A £400 quid phone is just too much to lose to a rainy day or an accidental fall, and covering the charging socket with a rubber bung just doesn't cut it.
It's all very well moaning about Assange, but without Wikileaks (which, like it or not, would be of very little consequence without him) we'd still be believing the utter crap the US and other governments fed us. I could almost imagine some of you still do.
I have serious doubts about the Swedish prosecuter's honesty, but regardless of that, we're a lot better off with Wikileaks than without it.
Forget Assange and whether you think he's a nice man. Chase the people in positions of trust who continue to abuse their position by covering up their crimes - murdering civilians, fiddling banking systems et al.
First they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
If Microsoft has to offer open source to compete with Linux, then open source has won. Open source is what the fight is about, not the flavour of operating system.
Er .. I don't think they're testing the resilience of the "industry". Everyone knows that's crap, anyway - but then what can you expect from a bunch of short-term-thinkers and economics grads?
What they're testing is the resilience of the technological infrastructure, which hopefully is at least marginally better.
Mike, you read the wrong bit ..
'In this 8000 seat organisation '
'Take 700 sites all over the UK all with multiple numbers of computers '
'yeah you get the odd person complaining but we also get a lot less hassle.'
No, really - it is a BOFH article. It's just that the corporate dick-wagglers and jobsworths are hiding in the comments.
Let's hope they learnt the lesson then : Avoid proprietary development environments that leave you at the mercy of a single source supplier. Everybody but microsoft shops learnt that in the '90s.
Pity they can't fix the existing interface first. The wretched instant search still paints the search results, then blanks the page until you click search. Time was when I went to google for an uncluttered page, not a heap of crazy flashing jumping previews.
There's a name for this
As with the Met and the NOTW : regulatory capture.
Delighted to hear it. I hope it will soon be extended to fine :
Talking on a mobile whilst driving
Parking in a cycle lane
Showing foglights or main beam headlights illegally
Failing to observe other traffic when turning into / out of a junction
@anonymous coward - fantasy land
"I hope Wikileaks gets everything they have coming to them... and more."
Me too. The Nobel would be suitable, don't you think ?
Didn't Microsoft already do one of those ? The slate, or somesuch ? I remember something that was merely a remote screen to a real PC.
Sank without a trace.
"Fund managers want entrenched products and a focus on keeping it that way."
Nobody ever got rich betting on a dead donkey.
Gonna have to do better than that
It would seem the DBA needs all the help he can get. Bring on the beardy guy ..
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