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But is the fault with IE11?
More importantly, however, it's a bummer for Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, which has been touting IE11 as its best-performing and most standards-compliant browser to date.
That may well be the case.
Has anyone considered that the problem might be better seen as the MS web-site itself is producing such poor HTML that it confuses MS's own browser? No doubt because MS has been so used to writign MS-style HTML, and using tools that do the same.
A few of the websites saying to upgrade the browser are classing IE11 as IE7 or at least that's what the websites are saying I should upgrade from.
But that's an IE10 and-up issue, rather than IE11
Re: I love innovation
If your wifi only propagates next door rather than halfway down the street...
...then you have a problem when sitting in the garden (shed).
Not really an issue for those in apartment blocks, but it is an issue for others.
I'd like someone to come up with a small, portable (cheap) dual-band Wi-fi extender that could be placed in, say, a window that has a pointable, directional aerial so it can be used as a booster in such cases.
Re: WTF ???
A massive star collapsing into a black hole, or a star being swallowed by a galactic mass black hole should do the trick.
Although since both involve a strong gravitational field that the particle has to exit I always wonder what sort of energy it must have had when created and ejected!
So a bit like LibreOffice Impress Remote?
which has been around for many months.
This restriction is configured because IIS versions installed on workstation operating systems can only serve up to 10 simultaneous HTTP requests
That should be "may only...".
I'm sure that the hardware of many MS workstations is more than capable of handling 10 simultaneous requests, but MS only allows you to have up to 10.
Re: I read this and I think
These freedoms are my RIGHT, dammit
A right given by whom/what? You don't have any "rights" beyond those that others have found/battled (and, yes, died) to obtain for themselves and others, including you. There are no universal, invariant, absolute standards here.
And it's not luck either.
Re: Disabled not bricked... but
they can kick you off your own hardware
No - they can kick you off their OS platform. You may own the hardware, but you do not own the software.
So it missed?
As we've noted, however, the locales mentioned above represent a jolly big chunk of Earth's surface.
But did not include the Atlantic, where the Falklands are.
Guitar big, 6 or 12 strings,
Or even bigger (well, longer neck) bass, which has 4, or 5.
Or 9 string guitars (top-3 doubled).
Or the double-necked one Jimmy Page had (Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck) that was 6+12, so 18.
I didn't realize AI had got that far!
If the suspect is an average home user then a specially trained PC would pay a visit..
No doubt Apple are training up iPads to do this, while MS are working on the Surface?
Re: @Chamone IT
Then some guy builds a 4 bedroom house next door, which would also be valued at £10m
Why would it? What if it were purchased by two people in common? It could now have been sold for £20 million (what it is worth is a different matter).
Re: @AC 11:59
We've been given the right to choose between a douche and a turd.
It's democracy in action! Put your freedom to the test.
Actually the democracy part means that you can stand as a third option. No doubt your ideas will be perfect and everyone will vote for you. Then you have to implement them, and that's when reality will bite you.
The current system is far from perfect, but it has arisen through practice, not just some paper/mind-based theory.
Re: Excellent phone
the "OK Google" voice activation only works if the phone language is set to 'US English'.
Perhaps for UK English you have to say, "Excuse me, Google"
Re: "90% of what's needed" external storage
Does it do USB OTG?
If so, could you use that for storage - at last temporarily?
I'd rather live in a hotter world than one where nothing can live becuase of too many melt downs from nuclear plants...
Who said you'd be able to live in that "hotter world"? After all of the wars caused by lack of food/water as the climate changes, you may well be one of the majority who gets killed along the way.
Re: Marketing Change?
The problem is the term "Nuclear", It conjures up all sorts of bad imagery.
As in the nuclear family?
Re: This is disturbing
From the online Oxford English dictionary
From practical experience.
I used to eat these frequently in the 60's (the Brain's factory that made them was just a mile or so away) and I have eaten them in the last few years too.
They were served up for dinner at Frenchay Hospital (2 years ago), and my Dad looked forward to them when they were on.
Or uh just use wifi.
It's not just he middle of nowhere that has no Wifi.
There are many ways to avoid streaming an HD film in real time over a phone link.
Why not download things in advance onto your phone/slab and leave them there for a "rainy day"?
Or take a book...
And believe that you don't have to have it now just because you feel like it - use some restraint.
The real reason for Skype URIs only
From the Skype desktop programming interface page:
Currently, Skype URIs do not interact with the Linux desktop client, Skype for Linux Version 4.0.
so a little irony in that page being served by Apache running on a Ubuntu server.
a 480 per cent rise in "ICT-related labour productivity"
Does that mean that there is now ~6 times as much done using ICT (hardly surprising, given how much has moved to using ICT) or that an ICT task that used to take x time now takes ~0.17x time?
Given that a lot of "ICT-related" tasks are writing documents (with the bizarrely named "productivity suites") and reading them I can't see how that can have been speeded up, given that the rate-limiting factor in both is the human.
Re: quantum non-determinism
I assume that if the universe is non-deterministic at the quantum level, then we have free will
No - that just makes things non-deterministic.
Free will means that what you think/choose can affect the outcome. So, if you believe in multi-verses, the version of you that thought "yes" goes off down one path while the version that thought "no" goes off down another. But they can't contact each other, so can never detect this.
Which is part of the problem. Whether you do or do not have free will won't affect what you actually do as it can't be detected since to do so means you have to predict the future, then change it, at which point did you change things, or was your prediction wrong? Just like Gődel's theorem says, some things are unprovable...accept it and get on with life.
More dour proficies
iWatch won't just be a totally unnecessary bit of kit that links up to your other iStuff, but will instead be a fruity overlord over the entire home.
So will it let you choose ring tones?
Or will it just have one ring to rule them all?
The massively clawed beast is an example of a megacheiran, an extinct group of creatures
Is it just co-incidence that this story is in the middle of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 rollout ones?.
Re: Britons will be disturbed...
Why would Britons be disturbed by the use of a surname as a first name? Many British people sport such names - Bamber Gascoigne, for example.
And, indeed, me. Popularized after Khartoum.
Mind you, given the "Beautiful" and "Greatness" - how many US citizens have now been named "Posh"? We need to know....
Re: Asda v Apple planning applications
The lack of sharp angles
But it has to have rounded corners!
Re: Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)
IE6 based solutions have worked here without out issue
People around here used to give that excuse. Then other people started using iPads, iPhones, and Firefox......
Re: Rose tinted spectacles
On IE and Firefox it works as expected.
Actually, on IE and Firefox it works as you wish it to. For a Chrome or Safari users it presumably does not work as expected.
Is there a documented standard that says what should happen?
Re: Dear Business
Now you know why the open-source community has been banging on about open standards.
New product's Marketing team arrives with Glossy Brochure over Big Lunch. It can do everything - product sold.
Tech bods point out that it is full of non-standard components - told to implement what has been purchased.
For the parts that work, the purchasing team takes the plaudits.
For those that fail, the tech bods take the blame.
[It's the same, the whole world over....]
So I have no sympathy with any company caught up with Windows XP or IE6. They dug the hole - now see what the bottom of a hole looks like.
Re: "...help customers to consider environmental concerns..."
So far there is a choice of 2 mopeds, and yes they have pedals to go up hills again, just like in the old days
Which part of moped didn't you understand?
But will it be real Beer - or foreign Lager
Basically, will it be top- or bottom-fermented?
Does the concept apply in zero-G?
Will we need a new word for "throughout-fermented" brews?
Most importantly, who gets to taste it?
Re: There's UTF-8 and utf8 in Perl
Don't let it put you off. Unicode in Perl more or less "just works".
Agreed. I wrote a script recently then, at the end, remembered that some bits of the data would be coming in with things like (un)"intelligent quotes". I set about looking at what I'd need to do, only to discover that it was all being handled correctly without me having to do anything special at all.
There is a great number of modules in Perl which do "what you need".
Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course
... and the usual human problem of complacent trust in the computers made error fatal.
Given the original story behind this thread, not so usual. Thankfully.
Re: Don't fret
Simply aserting that the best position is in the middle of two extremes does not make it so.
But, given two wrong extremes, the best position to take would be somewhere between them.
...Hummingbird is like Python...
Oh god, no! You mean we'll have to indent things to make it look just how Google thinks it should!
Re: Linus is correct in both form and substance.
But on Linux, /dev/random is supposed to produce *true* randomness,
Has anyone tried using the background radio white-noise to help with this? I can see lots of references to people trying to get rid of white-noise, but none for people trying to make use of it.
Boot to desktop in WIndows8(.0)
My son managed to achieve boot-to-Desktop in 8.0 by removing all entries from the Start screen apart from the Desktop one, which he put at top/left. Then, when he booted the system (very briefly) went to the Start screen then flipped into Desktop mode on its own.
And there he added an extra toolbar for "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wuindows\Start Menu", and has a Start button.
Re: Linus is correct in both form and substance.
Its output should be completely unpredictable by an adversary who even knows the exact state of the rest of your system and all the past output.
But surely, at that point Heisenberg would point out that you cannot tell the clock-speed of the system, so cannot predict anything about its future?
Re: Too bad
Built in is better. No faff when you get into the car. Full integration and compatibility.
But stuck in the one car. Not useful to you at all once you get out of the car and walk somewhere. Or get into someone else's car.
Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...
It's even retroactive. Purchased a CD on Amazon long ago? Check your account.
No need to. They mail you about it.
At least they did me, last week. So apparently I now have access to the on-line versions of CDs I bought as presents for other people.
So Amazon is actually giving me access to music I do not own!
I expect the BPI to be suing Amazon shortly...
Re: Sue FAPL for redress
Nope, looks like the judge relied on 'evidence' from FAPL, which was wrong
Isn't that perjury - or contempt of court? (IANAL)
Either way, the judge in the case should have them back up in front of him/her pronto for bringing the court into disrepute..
It's even possible that humans got the idea from the Neanderthals
You mean "intellectual property theft".
I'm surprised the court case isn't still rumbling on today, with some extremely rich lawyers in tow.
Goose and gander?
The "NSA joke" is done by using different (self-contained) fonts for parts of the document (show up if you use acroread to convert it to Postscript) and then using character codes that only make sense visually with these glyphs
This stops you cut&pasting sensible text.
Presumably it also stops things like Google indexing it as expected.
So if you don't want the NSA to snoop on messages you send. perhaps you should take a leaf out of their books and send everything as PDF using substituted fonts? [Unless they've got a system for handling that anyway, of course...]
Re: curly bracket hell....
remember that once upon a time we didn't edit code on a screen.
Remember that once upon a time we didn't write code on teletypes - we used proper punch cards.
But in those days braces were for holding up trousers, not for programming.
Re: 4 SPACES?!
A practice that keeps all of you code off the r/h side of the screen leaving you with a lot of wasted real-estate on the left.
That's one the the things wrong with tabs.
Another is that you can set what they mean - which means I can set them to be something different to you. I once spent some time trying to figure out why Zork output looked different by one "space" on my terminal (yes - a green-phosphor terminal) to others. Until I discovered it was using tabs in its output, and I had my tab stop set differently. On that day I removed them all, and have never liked them seen (I'd never seen them used before).
I'm also sure that I once read Leslie Lamport (of LateX) refer to tabs as the "Spawn of the Devil". I can find no reference to this, though. But I agree.
Re: >>Now - try to guess it
But a hint: I didn't say how many digits it had...........
Re: It's goes to 11, see?
What's the point of a PIN at all if it is easy to remember? It makes it easier to guess too.
No it doesn't. I'm thinking of a PIN now. I'll remember it in future as it is memorable to me.
Now - try to guess it
Re: 1st world problem
Lawyers and the courts are not known for their speedy service.
Perhaps because they are charging by the hour and expecting to be paid for it?
Presumably this wasn't Gregory, then.
(with thanks to the Now Show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgt7), who reported this...
"Children are getting far more access to pornography than they used to, and it's not doing them any good at all."
That issue should be whether it's doing them any good, but whether it is doing them any harm.
If we banned things because thy were neutral there wouldn't be much left to do.
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