481 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009
She did say, however, that 1,000 devices had recently landed in distribution and by the next day, just 10 units were left after authorised device reseller feasted on them.
So they produce them in batches of 1000? Probably to avoid the embarrassment of another $1bn write down. Now, these batches vanish in no time? I think Apple/android probably have that issue with one hundred times bigger batches... lol
This is carefully orchestrated BS... all that for 4% market share, which obviously includes the loss making surface 1.
This is only the start
There, it is about to happen and I told you, take a look at ie market share over the past 5 years ... that will be the MS Office market share graph in 5 years, maybe even less.
With MS Office goes exchange, with exchange goes windows server ... MS is dead, will only go downhill from here.
The only reason we had MS in the datacenter was because we were forced, this will change shortly for government and all their major contractors, and contractors contractors ... like dominos (the game, not pizza).
Getting more popcorn, finished the last crate I purchased watching the Syrian liberation army ... ;-)
ODF editors all have this "convert to PDF" button, though ...
Re: It's not DOCX we're worried about
> many of us need something a bit more up to date....
There you are .... you are the guy who, when asked for a screenshot, printed it out on printer, scanned it in to email it to me ... I had been looking for you for years ... everything Ok, have you found the right-hand side mouse button, yet ?
Re: Kettle, met pot, pot meet kettle
>We need to save money and Office isn't cheap. How many people use more than 10% of word (I don't and I use it every day!) or 10% of excel (again, its my tool of choice for presenting data and I use this A LOT).
Is it just me or is this 10% so full of bugs ? formatting anyone ?
>Could I do my job with Libre Office - er... yes I could. In fact, importing data in Libre Office is a damn sight better than with Excel (Excel does make prettier document though)
You do not know SVG so your opinion does not count, here.
BTW, OpenOffice, in all fairness, has an issue with Calc where you import CSV files with locales ... a , iso . for decimals, for example (1,5 iso 1.5 - French/German/... way of specifying decimals). But a bug has been filed and it should be fixed soon, if not already (I have not checked in a while).
Apart from that, great comment - I upvoted ;-)
Re: Nobody cares ...
Nobody cares ...
... about Microsoft One - obviously. Why do they even bother making announcements?
Fixed that for ya!
Seriously, we both care enough to comment ;-)
Re: a crime to mutilate or alter the seal of any department or agency of the United States
>As I had applied retrospectively to use the seal on an intranet site the following thing happened.
I guess you are the type of guy who would ask for travel permission in the GDR back in day ...
Re: re: where's the GCHQ version?
>GCHQ's site specifically states that the logo may not be used "inappropriately".
We should ask GCHQ to stop using it, then !
Re: An ARM world would be nice, but...
>Now, demonstrate a toolset that makes it equally easy (as in just a compiler option) to build on ARM as x86 and you might get the software houses on board.
Ever heard of cross-compiling ? I compile Windows apps on Linux, man ;-).
The thing that is great for ARM is that you already have a complete ecosystem, complete software stacks, OS' etc available on ARM thanks to the freetards. Linux and BSD's run on ARM, what more do you want ? This means the whole Internet infrastructure can be moved to ARM.
Maybe ARM will mean Windows will die off quicker than expected, Intel saved MS' lunch by increasing performance at regular intervals, but I doubt they will get Windows Server to run on ARM ... even ONE gui-less windows server install takes up 32Gb, I can have 10 Linux/Freebsd servers instead ... I know disk space is cheap, but still 10 times more ... Plus, when I calculate CALS, Server licenses, Exchange/SQL Server/whatever license etc I can even get support for the 10 servers for the same price as the one windows server.
Even Avaya claims Linux has a lower TCO than Windows, they are not exactly Linux-friendly as they do not provide client software for Linux.
Re: So they didn't actually hack Facebook
Which part of the word "hijacked" did you not understand ? I checked the article to make sure, nowhere does it say SEA hacked Facebook. Just that the hijacking was the first step in a hacking attempt ...
Now, those who cry about the usefulness to hack facebook ... I still have popcorn left and am enjoying every SEA article on el'reg - not that I support any of the factions fighting in Syria - it is just fun to read how window cleaners get what they deserve.
I think the shit hit the fan when they set the email address to some gmail address ... now that was silly!
M. Jarre, allez donc vous faire voir chez les Helenistes! Excuse my French.
I occasionally listen to music I illegally ripped from CD's I own, because I have not yet figured out where the CD drive is in my Blackberry z30 ... well I have, I can plug my portable CD drive into its usb port (USB Host anyone ?), but it is quite bulky and not very fashionable, to say the least, to carry the additional CD drive.
BTW, I have already paid certain albums twice/three times because I first owned the vinyl, then switched to CD, which got scratched, on to a 2nd CD until I figured in the early 2000's I could rip it all to HD in flac/AppleLossLess. My CD's all end up in the attic once I have ripped them.
Admittedly, I also have a dozen albums I bought online for only slightly less than the CD and a third of the quality - no thank you, I do not want to get ripped off like that no more. Gimme flac for the current mp3 price and I might consider it.
I already pay a tax for ALL my hard drives, although the music is only on three (backup, backup of backup, backup of backed-up backup) out of ten - plus i paid a tax on all the empty CD's/DVD's I used to buy back in the day ... I also assume I pay tax on the 10-15 USB sticks I have lying around my place - you know what, read Arkell v. Pressdram (1971).
You use jquery because
b. you are lazy
Idiots should never be allowed to look at a programming environment, let alone use it. In fact, the sad thing is that we are surrounded by idiots, for some reason they all decided to go for a career in IT. This of course helps me beef up my payslip, thanks guyz, but in return I have to live with the fruit of your stupidity all the bloody time. $#@!
I honestly have to admit that I do not know what is causing GW and I do not really care that much, tbh. I am waiting on the scientists to finish their studies, analyses etc and come up with a globally accepted cause to GW. However, I think we need to address environmental awareness because we cannot go on the way we going on today, especially since we have a great number of Chinese and Indians joining the club of globetrotters, airco owners, and car drivers and our traditional energy supplies are finite (coal, gaz, oil, uranium).
Centralized energy production is silly, no ifs buts or maybes, plain silly, because we lose most of the gains during energy transport. You are gonna ask why do we have centralized energy production ? Because it is a very easy way for the big guyz to milk us lot.
What we need is humongous amounts of funds for research into solar energy as that is the way of the future. We are currently losing ~60% of energy in solar cells, a lot of it is heat - note that up until recently, that figure was closer to 90%, but some uni-guyz in Holland managed to improve the efficiency by ~40% (for the lucky ones with calculators, a rarity on el'reg: yes, I am generous when I am saying ~60%). We are talking a small underfunded public uni, here, not some multi-continent cooperation team burning through $ trillions working on fusion - the fusion scientists even admit that they have no idea if it is economically feasible to produce commercial electricity with the technology as they have yet find out how to build the box that will house a replica of the sun. They admit that even if it were feasible, fusion plants will not be around for another century at the very earliest.
Before I get any BS from the blokes on here, I have been to several public meetings, talking to the most eminent scientists who work over at ITER which is only a few miles away from where I live, sorry, you will have to keep your clueless gutters shut.
As for the commentards who are badmouthing Greenpeace, I am not, have never been a member/sponsor etc of Greenpeace, I think you are not very thankful, because they have been blowing whistles for quite some time on issues that affect us all - I do not agree with all they say, by several orders of magnitude even, but these guyz have managed to bring REAL problems to light. Like French nuke waste ending up on open-air storage facilities in Russia or the threat of GMO's. Although Greenpeace screws up regularly, they are useful. I know who funds them and all that shit of course, but still, occasionally they blow the right whistle and as such are needed; I just smile and ignore their, admittedly frequent, BS.
Software licensing is governed by the laws of the country where the license was purchased. The EULA text contains 98% of bullshit, in Europe at least.
I do not know how they managed to pull this one off and I think we really need to address "grey imports" in Brussels. This kinda crap needs to stop. We are in the age of the Internet where I can buy stuff in HongKong, Sydney, or Tokyo from an igloo somewhere in Denmark, FFS.
It would be greatly appreciated if those who think the Gates & Melinda foundation, that was supposed to receive $48bn 5 years ago and never did, has done very little in this world, would STFU. I intentionally omitted the word "good" in the last sentence as I have yet to read about anything even remotely "positive" the foundation has done.
I know it was heart-warming, having the richest man on the planet say he will give his foundation 98% of his wealth to heal/help/save/do good - this, however, was a PR stunt as reality has shown us. TBH, I am as sad as you are about this, because although I saw through it (PR stunt), I thought there was maybe some hope in Melinda's influence. This influence never materialized.
So again, would you please STFU, thanks!
Re: What to do?
> "hey, did some jackass window you don't want pop up, blocking everything else and breaking your browser? 'Cuz I think one did. And I can just roll back that stupid thing."
> System started hanging occasionally? Hey, turns out that installing XYZ application changed some random DLL that's also in use by the print driver and that's why... here, let's fix it.
WTF are you talking about, here ? Never seen any of this happen ⬈
An image of some famous sci-fi ships (including some in Eve) - good resolution.
The battle as recounted by insiders:
And no, I do not play subscription games and never will.
The other day, looking for a budget lappy for an acquaintance I stumbled on a Sony in the price range. I thought to myself, WTF is Sony doing in this price segment ????
They need to be selling high-end high-margin stuff, they have the cool factor of Apple FFS... Get the Hardware right -> alu designer casing ... smooth, no 3d multigon like HP/Lenovo with ends sticking out everywhere, latest CPU's and mobile GPU's ...
I think they should get the OS right as well, make a locked-down Linux with a sexy ui and Linux store for apps.
Completely agree, especially when it is THEIR JOB to follow this stuff up and plan, not yours. I get to do this quite often, wasting my own time making sure others get their act together before they reach a customer/the manager.
Re: Where's Linux and MacOS on the graphs?
Well as others said ... Microsoft market share.
When you consider that the latest Linux release is still less bloated than XP SP0, as in, HD footprint, I have trouble with all these commentards crying over XP.
The thing that makes me go mad ... for some reason, starting with Vista, when in an overview you have to left-click before you right-click.
I think what Oracle wants to do is squeeze ever more money out their customers who are currently paying for the server + OS + Oracle software. Oracle only gets the cash from the software and wants to change that ... that is also why they bought Sun. However, it is not working out as well as they expected, plus, IT guyz seem to think it is worthwhile to put all their data into a cloud, thus using competing stacks.
Oracle needs to address that, so they enter the cloud business.
Funny thing is Larry has stock in Salesforce as it is a company created by former Oracle employees ...
The other thing is that all this cloud hype is gonna burst like a bubble ... I have popcorn ready for when major data leaks occur. You have to know as well that NSA is there to help out USian companies where they can and love the idea of a cloud, all that data on competitors of USian companies at the tip of their fingers ...
Google is not going to use the patents to hit Apple, are you nuts ? They are gonna hit Microsoft, you know, all those billions that go over to Redmond, I thought it was like $1 or 2 for each and every Android handset sale.
Apple only attacks companies that steal tech it took years/decades to design and get right. Just read all the iPhone killer articles on elReg, you will see failed attempts to beat iPhone on coolness ... then Samsung succeeded with galaxy by creating a cc, as far a looks were concerned.
Go on and look at Samsung's offering, a black and white variant for each device, all look very close to the iPhone 3[G|GS]. They somewhat differ from Samsung/Nokia/HTC/YouNameIt devices that came out before iPhone.
Don't call me fanboy, I have a Z30.
Yes there is, the UK ... with the "We want our money back" BS Maggie managed to make the UK look like the poor bastard of the Union, thus they bag more for less funding than the two other big players (I mean the Froggies and Sauerkrauts).
The area that loves the EU most is Corsica, they share their cattle around the island so each farmer gets way more subventions.
And, the one citizen of Europe who loves the EU the most is of course the Queen ugly betty II, she gets more money from the EU than anybody else ... and, out of the top 50, my guess would be 45 are British lords (only slightly exaggerated).
And it's us in the middle who have to pay up for all that. If at least we could have a EU football team, the dream team! I mean we deserve it .... and no, I don't like/watch football, I know it is a "very" popular or pubular sport in the UK and I have to compensate for speaking of our Queen like that ;-)
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ThirdParty + PlainText Passwords ?
Hello, anybody read the article ?
>Yahoo! is urging users of its Mail service to change their passwords to something secure and unique to the web giant – after a security breach exposed account login details to theft.
>The company said that it has reset the passwords on accounts connected to what it termed a "third-party database compromise" – that database contained records on some of Yahoo!'s users.
This is so bad, really, soooo bad practice it beggars belief ...
1. What are clear text passwords doing in a database?
2. Worse, WTF is a third party doing with account details .... in clear text ???
As Linus says, the security guy at Yahoo should be shot.
>Oh, yes, the networking part of these HP all-in-one printer-scanner-copier devices that does everything except cure warts and shine your shoes. The networking part of the setup forces use of a DHCP-assigned IP address, never giving someone with a modicum of intelligence the opportunity to assign a printer its fixed IP address, like most of us here in the real world.
Even the DSL router I have, ISP-provided, allows me to set "permanent leases" as it calls them to devices on the network - what are you using ?
The bloke/gall who came up with "permanent lease" as a name for the feature should be shot.
Re: HP print management software
Try this for the HP DeskJet 6890: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=467982#N185
Assuming you are talking about the deskjet model. Sorry, as much as I like to bash HP and Windows, this time they have drivers even for w8.
Sad really, because they have very good Linux support ... if you look at the size of a driver for a new model (that uses a driver that has not yet ended up in your distro), it is, what, a 5kb file or something, not 200Mb like the windows equivalent and it does not need three reboots to install.
I had a Deskjet 930 back in the day, in the end I had to take it to the tip when the mechanics inside gave up after about 10 years of not-so-frequent but good service.
Not only should you boycott HP for their ink practices, you should also boycott HP because they have slain Tru64, Palm, are about to do the same with VMS, embraced iTanic ... you want more reasons?
As for printing alternatives, Canon have even lousier printer/scanner software developers than HP ... Brother are crap, too, the other day I had to look up the procedure to reset the page count on the interwebs because it refused to work, YMMV. I avoid printing at all costs and when I have to, go to some student printing shop. The Brother printer I have is something I inherited via the partner who used to print a lot with it ... cartridges are relatively cheap at 7 euro a color, I think in the cartridges world that is cheap, of course, if you consider you could get a gallon of ink for that money in some ink outlets, it is a total ripoff ...
Considering those prices, I would not be the least surprised if there were not some price fixing going on between the big manufacturers, but hey, if some gvt body successfully sues them, the prices will hike even more to cover the legal expenses of the manufacturers, so ... cough up please, thanks!
AMD have the facilities, the expertise, and the customer based to pull this off.
I think they name the chip Opteron because that was the last thing that beat Intel, back in the day ... and had Intel shift paradigm completely.
I was tasked with writing a web site that supports the following browsers:
I wrote it for FF and it worked as expected in safari, acceptable in 9, & 10, I then had to add a load of hacks to get it to display in ie 6, 7, 8. This, obviously, broke 9, and 10, so I had to add even more hacks ... and the worst thing was, the website was not even fancy. Really dead basic css ... web dev is not my expertise, I must admit, but I asked one of my mates who is and he said I was crazy to even try.
@Trixr - indeed
And since he did it at the workplace, that sort of rules out # 5.
There is place at the top they are telling you still, but first you must learn how to smile as you kill.
I would like to know the impact this will have on Power, AS/400, and Mainframe sales. I suspect they were giving away quite a few of the x86 servers to their customers in exchange for big datacenter deals with AS/400 & Mainframes etc thrown in ...
Simple Solution: BB10
>Please Google let us selectively deny tokens that an app requests.
What, like, say BB10 ? On the wrong platform, mate !
Re: Again, too litle to late!
Exactly, let's now see what Google/NSA/AddAgencies will do with your data, he ?
Mine is ;-)
I refuse to believe a company with Microsoft's money and developer talent [...]
Money I concede, but developer... talent ? what are you smoking, I need some for the mother-in-law.
So, beyond the lack of apps compared to Android and iOS (which doesn't bother my old man a bit), is there any reason I shouldn't recommend he get one?
Blackberry Q5 or Q10, they have an excellent physical keyboard.
That it should can Windows Phone asap or else will have to cough up heavily.
Selling phones at a very low margin in great numbers means you are an elcheapo company ... people who have a budget to choose a phone, like myself, would never even consider the abortion that is Windows Phone.
Why ActiveDirectory is bad and GroupPolicy is Easy to Implement with anything
AD is bad because you cannot easily extend it to support other platforms. Take any free LDAP implementation like OpenLDAP or ApacheDS, LOL, and you have an easily managed LDAP implementation that you, on *NIX, integrate into Samba for interoperability with Windows. Easily extended with vi or notepad ....
Plus, Linux clients allow top-of-the-league fileshare, sshfs anyone ? encrypted fileshares, with key auth ... man, cannot be beat and samba outperforms ANY windows server version, when it comes to IO. Now you know why I call you window cleaners.
GroupPolicy ? Window cleaners, group policy is a set of registry keys you can set with anything (cmd.exe, VBS, powershell ....) all it takes is an hour or two to gather the registry keys you want set (it would take me 20 mins, but that is because I know this stuff). You save $k's.
So, Apple would be in each and every server room if window cleaners had common sense, after all, they want a ui they can use with a mouse ... unfortunately, a one time 3000 bucks per domain controller server was apparently a too good to be true or you lacked a calculator, too late, Apple dumped Xserve.
I guess you can still implement it on *NIX, but you will need typing lessons - two fingers is not enough. Fluency in typing can help you outperform any MCSE with a mouse. I can outperform any Windows admin, I am sure, but then again I am cheating, my job is automation ... ;-)
BTW, why do I never mention an "endpoint management system" ? Because any will outperform AD, mainly because AD is standard, to even dream of a tiny marketshare, you have to outperform that piece of shit like hell ... I use puppy, YMMV - most are free ... so what are you paying for ?
I saw one yesterday, in the wild ....
Re: How many sales of Windows Phone
>good endpoint management ?
You have the only endpoint management tool that supports OS's from one SINGLE vendor only and you call that good ? I think YOU have no clue, with all due respect.
One vendor only for X is retarded, of course, it is "I put all my eggs into one basket, plus I pay the high price for said eggs each and every time" ... I am not talking volume licensing, I am talking Server OS licenses, CALS, server software licenses ... I have been to companies like yours, I am sure you have the same password for all administrator accounts throughout your datacenter (like enterprise admin for win, sys on oracle, root on UNIX ...) - been there, seen that, tooo many times. You certainly even say it out loud as you attempt to type it the third time in a row, with a 3rd party vendor consultant in the same room. The password is either your company name or the name of your most successful product, with some vowels replaced by numbers.
>More endpoint OSes and devices = more complexity in management, therefore more costly management.
That is ONLY the case because you use the wrong tool for "endpoint management", as I said earlier.
You know what, I am sure they are looking for window cleaners in your area ...
Re: How many sales of Windows Phone
> "Windows Only" policy ?
You surely mean "Retarded CTO only policy ?"
"We are happy to pay the full list price for MS software and services" policy?
Enterprise Market ?
The enterprise market is driven by the XP upgrades and thus Windows Server upgrades more than anything else I would guess. But I think that will slow pretty soon.
I like the idea of them burning cash on dead-before-arrival devices ... MS have lost the cool, Nokia has cool in phone, but they dumped that brand name ... they should probably call it Nokia Phone iso Windows Phone, nobody wants a BSOD on their handset.
When will the IT industry switch to open platforms, which mean no lockin, ever supported platforms and formats? I think it is only a matter of time, since, as I already wrote, they changed the only thing that was keeping them in the enterprise, a well known ui.
A lot of people pay the fee monthly because they have to. Quite a few households could not afford 22 quid a month, let alone 33.
Why don't the BBC offer a separate set of sports channels to air sporting events with a subscription. Shit, with DSL and little set-top-box, they could air all premier league/1st division games, to your sofa, live.
Sell those set-top-boxes abroad as well for a subscription, I am sure the British/Irish pubs around the world would buy into that, for a start.
Don't get me wrong, the last fella who saw me actively watch a sports channel is not young, but apparently, a lot enjoy watching 22 prima donnas run after a ball, dive as soon as a shirt is pulled, or leave the pitch on a stretcher because of a broken finger nail.
As my pal Horst always says: Fussball ist ein Frauenspiel.
Re: Chip & PIN
What ? You guyz do not have chip & PIN - wow, amazing !
Of course, chip and pin do not alleviate the problem completely, they just make it that little harder for the villans and should have been made compulsory back in the 80's. Every time I am in the US, I always fear for my card details, I know I can only trust ATM's inside banks and even then.... I always hide the keyboard when I type ... my bank does call me when something fishy happens ... somebody tried to use my "card" to buy $800 dollars worth of clothes in Dallas, when I was in the UK at the time ... canceled card etc - nice when you are abroad.
The other problem being wide-spread use of Windows-based POS software. It would help a lot if you had different OS' out there - the guyz would first have to find out which OS ... with Windows they know the barn door is wide open and tools are readily available. They should probably use openBSD or QNX, but hell, what do you think natural born window cleaners know about IT.
Or in other words, Microsoft hiked its software license prices up and made more profit than expected. Great!
Pushing Office to the cloud means the underlying operating system, MS' other bread and butter, becomes more and more irrelevant. And, especially because their browser lost 50% market share over the last three years, they have to implement net standards properly to re-gain market share ... implementing these means they have to ditch their proprietary stuff and if they do, Office 360 will become more and more accessible to other platforms. It will take time, though.
It beggars belief how so many CTO's get away with paying so much cash for software each year. All it takes to get massive discounts is to wave the RedHat Enterprise flag, apparently, no Microsoft client has the intellect to think of that, which explains why they still use MS software, and uncle Fester is still laughing on his way to the bank.
At least barge Poles are allowed to touch Windows systems ...
BTW, barge in French means crazy, which adds another dimension ... ;-)
Re: Most US consumers have only one ISP - there is no choice
I pay €30 (in fact 29.99) for internet, telephone, and TV
Intertubes: 22Mb/s ADSL
Telephone:free local, mobile, international calls (international ~110 countries), connection cut off after one hour, just redial
TV: some 100 tv channels included, a lot in HD, more available with additional subscription
We used to pay much more some years ago, then my provider showed up and killed the high margin business for many. They recently did the same for mobile tel's in this country ... €20 per month unlimited calls (landlines, cell phones + international ~110 countries), unlimited SMS, 1Gb data then slower connection.
This price does not include a subsidized handset, however.
Before they showed up, the big three were price-fixing (they were convicted for it multiple times) so this same mobile service cost €50 with limited number of SMS and a subsidized phone - you would pay €200 for the best iPhone 3G, then €50/month for two years, €1400 in total - almost 1.5x the price.
Now, you would think that mobile consumers would rush to this new provider, however, only about 12% did the switch, the others are happily paying extortionate prices for inferior service.
My router has a MAC address (Information for Window cleaners: this has nothing to do with Apple, it is the "theoretically" unique hardware address of the router) which is used to "authenticate" me ... I have two houses and both have ADSL from the same provider, I can take one router to the other house and plug it in but it won't work ... the MAC address is linked to my endpoint (I did try, techy as I am).
Now, I have an ISP email account but only Window cleaners use those - do you really expect your ISP to allow you to use it 10 years after you have moved to another ? Who knows ... The password is in a letter I received from the ISP some years ago stored away, the account is probably gathering SPAM for all I care.
I use a netscape.net address since ~1995 - because I learned how to count at school (it allowed the largest free mailbox at the time) and it supports IMAP.
I think I would cancel the contract immediately if the engineer had my email password on his lappy .... imagine, a cute blondie in her 20s and an engineer who wants to date her ... shit, he can read her email.
This is sooooo wrong, the company should go tits up now and the cto trialed ... I say cto, but mean whoever allowed this to happen should be liable, personally, in court and made accountable.
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