393 posts • joined Tuesday 21st July 2009 09:35 GMT
Jesus Phone shall smite those who darest to use an unapproved charger in violation of the Commandments with lightning
I'm not sure what the lesson here is?
The story here is either:
1) Google's software can spot things in images that the coders didn't expect them to
2) Google's coders can't recognise a paper shredder
How long has the support cycle been known for?
There's only 100 days left? You've had at least 2 years warning!
With Y2K, people saw the problem coming, they tested it, they worked around the problem so the effects were negligible.
With the XP EOL, people refuse to see the problem coming, bury their heads in the sand and hope for the best.
This is why the two should not be compared.
“I think my phone has been modified by GCHQ enough that it'd [bugging] be difficult, but I'm sure the Chinese have had a good go,"
It's so full of GCHQ monitoring that there is no room for anyone else's
Re: Channelling Mythbusters
A while back I managed to put the data transferred during the BBC Olympic coverage into floppy disc tonnage (32,900t)
I was going to get a count of termites, but my VERY quick Googling only returned people asking how much a termite weighed but no answers.
If you were to post that many termites first class, one termite per envelope, it would cost £285,714 in stamps
Re: Channelling Mythbusters
That's a lot of termites!
Re: Yay, new standards
"The point being that a default on setting would be so ubiquitous that ad agencies would ignore it, rendering it pointless"
So we'll get the httpd to ignore it instead, saving the ad agency the time and effort!
Yay, new standards
Let's see if I understand some of the history of this right.
A new standard was proposed, the DNT header.
Unlike their usual behaviour, Microsoft didn't wait for a finalised version before adding support for it to IE.
They then set it to default, which is likely to be what most users would set it to anyway. "Would you like to be tracked? Yes/No"
Apache then said "IE is supporting this and pushing it by default, therefore we shall ignore this header"
W3C are now debating it further and not really liking the idea now
Is that paraphrasing close?
Same idea at the same time. Awesome.
This thing has a USB sockets to connect devices to.
This thing can charge via USB.
Charge it once off the mains and you'll never have to do that again!
Re: Do most people need Java any more?
Maybe each contract Apple write for the next years will have on it "Waaaa, the court says that we aren't allowed to offer these terms: A, B, C; so we're doing X, Y, Z instead."
There is a precedant for that
Re: Hmmm.... a Nanny State.
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Re: but Macs don't get viruses
Yeah, I was brainwashed to believe they were faultless.
El Reg must be lying about there being a problem with Macs
Evil Micro$oft. Linux 4eva!!!
Despite reading several times that this was pre-takeover, I will take this opportunity to say that it is all M$' fault because reasons.
Linux am much betterer.
If you disagree, you're just not smart enough to understand why.
Re: C'MON MAN....
XP: The old version of Windows that people want to cling on to to avoid Windows 8
360: The old version of XBox that people want to cling on to to avoid XBONE
Title seems legit.
"Microsoft's got a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personality. On the one hand it can be intensely pragmatic and rational - Windows 7 - but when it's got a new idea between its teeth that's when the beast takes over and when common sense is jettisoned - Windows 8."
Or Vista, the most loathed thing since ME and before 8.
Which laid the foundation for 7.
Sometimes these polar opposite views come together in ways you don't predict.
Re: Image blocks are already secret
Kroes newspeak ungood refs oldspeak "do not need" rewrite "unneed".
Remove ununperson request.
Fine, they can't "take money from his account"
They can, however, purchase goods using funds in his account
Dearest friends and family,
If you are reading this message, I have some words that may shock or distress you and for that I am truly sorry.
I have changed to using Bing for my searches.
I've tried lapel mounted cameras when cycling - great shots of the ground.
And when I have a radio mounted on radio loops, it swings all over the place (Yes, TETRA clips have less swing on them than fabric loops).
Hand aiming the camera allows for the exact shot to be taken, I suppose.
Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
I have had eBay offer to sell me Wales before now.
The "beloved" XP is the same OS that had a load of problems when it came out?
Companies not liking the Fisher Price interface.
Applications not working due to the differences between the 95/98 and NT kernel and application compatibility not being good enough for them.
How many of these people clinging to XP were clinging to 98 for the first few years of XP's life?
How many were clinging to WfW, rather than going to this new Windows 95 thing?
I've been in a Merc Sprinter with runlock.
That got into a possessed mode where I could not turn it off; I was able to select a gear, raise the handbrake and apply power with the keys in my pocket.
Luckily, there was an isolator switch. Failing that, chucking it into 5th and trying to pull off should have stopped it quite nicely.
As people have said, think outside the box to find ways to regain control.
Re: Oh dear
I'm going to burn in the fiery depths of Hell for that, aren't I...
Re: Oh dear
Get the Fritzl 7390 router and prevent your daughter from having any contact with the outside world.
Hello, yes... I want the number for Hoomv.
Is the the first time we've heard here of the ICO fining someone other than a local authroity or the NHS?
You're right. I'm going to start a petition and get fame for a cmapaign against this.
"Think of the children! Won't someone think of the children?!"
"Now then, now then, now then..."
"Stop thinking about children!!!"
Re: Immature is as immature does
Isn't that the 3rd alfane? Between efane and bufane?
So... A default value of "I do not consent to tracking" is good, and a default of "I consent to tracking" is bad, in the eyes of the EU.
How is Mr Apache, who's name I can't remember, going to take this?
I vote Meht Dehmon
Microsoft is calling the audits Software Asset Management (SAM)
Can this new Microsoft Sam say "honestly, the wasteman crotch goes soi soi soi soi soi soi soi"?
Evil Linux dropping support
How can you people support an OS raising its minimum processor requirements a whole generation?
It's an outrage to think that they can just axe support for the 386 like that!
Where will it end? The next version requiring a 486 with 487, not just a plain 486?
The line must be drawn here! This far, and no further!
Re: Easy answer
Needs moar Playmobil
Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now
What has 2 thumbs and can impersonate Steve Jobs?
Love, Secret, Sex and God, wasn't it?
(Insert El Reg tombstone)
"More powerful unit will cost more - El Reg's SHOCK finding"
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