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Re: Nothing in Watson is "fundamentally different"
What he going on about is - writing drivel to bump his word count ($)
Re: Completely wrong UI paradigms
"How is anynne supposed to take something with "charms" seriously as part of their corporate infrastructure?"
Physicists will take it very seriously, and ask where the strange bar is hiding - is up or down, spinning around...
maybe Foxconn is about to open the robotised factory its been promising - probably in Taiwan
Is the UK is more corrupt than elsewhere
Or is it that the UK corrupt are so stupid that they're more likely to get caught running their scams.
If IT&T went back to inventing products rather than than inventing patents we'd all be better off. Some of the US patents are ludicrous - 30 years ago they would have got beyond the the USPTO mail room.
I see echo's of what happened to Financial Services over a couple of decades. They too became obsessed with themselves and one another.
Re: Finding it Clean
7+ Taskbar Tweaker will give you a task bar that allows you to put pinned task icons closer together
Anonymous Coward "Indonesians will bend over backwards for this to happen, and we all know what kind of regime runs the country"
Indonesia is a democracy sunshine, with a 2 term limit elected Head of State, Unlike the Poms & Aussies whose regime is based on an hereditary head of state foisted on them as a result of events that happened centuries ago
Apart from China & Brazil, Foxxcon also manufactures in its home country - Taiwan, and the Czech Republic where it happens to be the 2nd largest exporter!.
Not an EU Competency
Hands off EU, stifling UK business is not your job. We have The City and Vince to do that.
envelope with Redmond postmark with the note "please put AB on WinPhone", was fatter than the one with Cupertino postmark with the note ""please don't put AB on WinPhone"
AAPL's wallet is much fatter than MSFT's wallet and Rovio's is getting fatter
I guess they're using OS/360 ;)
"the MFB said that while there’s no evidence of a connection between the fires and the smart meters installed in them, the brigade has a duty “to investigate any trend or cause of any incidents it attends”.
Why are they installing smart meters in fires anyway.
Wouldn't it be better to put the fires out before installing any smart meters
Anyway I thought Aussies chucked shrimps on their barbies
Wouldn't it be cheaper to outsource the job of getting important information about Australia and carefully crafted messages through to political, business and military leaders to Julian Assange,
I'm sure they'd take more notice of a Wikileaked cable than some tart blathering away on the telly
No mention of Jony being there.
Maybe they wouldn't let him in either - "who are you sir", "jony ive" "and who the f**k is jony ive", "I'm the man who designs all the iGadgets", "arrest this man, he's an imposter", jony's frogmarched into the county jail
I reminded of Alices Restaurant
In the circumstamces it might be more appropriate to replace Nelson with this person - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jony_ive
Well I do sunshine, deeply - be interesting to see if they approve what I just posted
To all those people worrying about who will design the next their next fiddlephone or fondleslab, it will be the same bloke who designed the last one, and the one before that and your iPod and your Mac Air.
Jony Ive from Chingford in Kent is already working on them - look him up!!
The Media are just a bunch of echonomists - plagiarise, cut & paste blah blah blah.
Given the more recent passing of a more important and far nicer human being this is irrelevant.
Can we Just Shut the F**k Up about Jobs while we say our private parting prayers to Dennis.
Dennis Ritchie, Trailblazer in Digital Era, Dies at 70
The one in NY is on Manhattan Island, between 42nd & 30th, runs down from 5th Ave to the East River - if you know the Empire State Bldg is then you're over the street from Murray Hill. AFAIK Bell were never in the NYC Murray Hill.
However, Bell Labs were in West St in Greenwich Village - the building is now the the Westbeth Arts centre. Don't think the software group was ever at that site - some exchange kit was there.
I did some research into Bell when it morphed into Lucent and then got hoovered up by Alcatel.
The loss of Bell Labs was a disaster for mankind - it presaged the coming of the anti-science crowd that's now infecting the planet. How could a country let something like Bell disappear in a puff of smoke - criminal. I think it was Carter who dealt the coup de grace to AT&T, Nixon was a mere toreador.
I know there were good commercial reasons to break up AT&T, but Bell Labs should have been given a status like Livermore or Argonne :cry:
Here 'tis - now you can be a total geek too
I think it was Spielberg who a few weeks after 9/11 said the US should use it soft power and beam Seinfeld into the Yurts of the all Taliban in Kathmandu.
Shortly before 9/11 the most of Nepalese royal family was assassinated by one of there own number. The day before Spielberg's asinine suggestion the last remaining Nepalese princess died in a helicopter crash. At the time Mongolia had suffered a number of years of drought and very harsh winters, as a consequence most of the grazing stock died of starvation forcing the herdsmen to move into the towns & cities.
The Taliban don't live in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Taliban live in Afghanistan the capital of which is Kabul, nor do they live in Yurts. In fact no one in Kathmandu lives in a Yurt, nor in Afghanistan. But 1800 miles away, Mongolian herdsmen do live in Yurts when they're out on the steppes, except when all of their animals are dead.
So what the f**k would Spielberg know about anything.
God bless you Dennis Ritchie - I wanted to write you an obit, but seeing Spielbergs name in this context made me mad. We met once, in Boston I think - long time ago, ken was there too, not sure about Brian.
Rest in Peace brother - I'll always treasure what you and your colleagues Ken T & Brian gave to me and so many others
God I'd clean forgot about Pyramid - what happened to them - I know I worked on one, money market system I think
Memory's long past are fading,
But in flesh or in spirit Dennis,
Ken & Brian always burn brightly
Everlasting into the long dark night
Thanks to Dennis R, respects to Ken T & Brian K.
If patent lawyers had been as abundant a century ago as they are now, then Ford could have sued Chrysler for making cars with four doors, a trunk/boot and a bonnet/hood.
Oracle Buys HP - Really
Ellison is a good sailor - so he knows full well that HP would be nothing but a boat anchor.
What he might do is to convince a private equity outfit to buy HP. And then pick out the bits he wants EDS is all I can think of, but I've lost sight of HP in recent times maybe there's some cloudy stuff he could use.
The only other reason I can think of that might see Larry buy HP, would be to make sure Oracle fails after his departure; as he sails off into the sunset saying "I told you so".
RIP Steven Jobs, although I never liked you much, I have admired your courage in recent times.
MS & IBM will Merge within 3 years
plenty of go in the old dog yet
Winnebago, drongo, flamingo, impetigo, abednego, jingo ....
they should have bought RIM when they got Skype
Within 5 years Microsoft & IBM will merge
"Last time he [Jobs] was forced out after having all his power and influence removed"
Which as I recall was what Jobs did to Woz.
I wonder if they can run UEFI on top of their bios
Maybe Google will Stream the Music
Spotify is now available in the US, Google could buy it and stream your music collection to your devices for free, you pay for by subscribing to advertising channels. Why bother downloading and transferring to different devices when it can be streamed - into your phone, into your home, into your car on your command.
The opposite of Going Forward is Coming Backwards
Paying the Bills
In Oz they replace the Forth with Sydney Harbour, which is a road & a rail bridge. Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) had the job before he went into movies, but that's now't to do with price of fish either.
Apple Security Guy ID'd ?
Snitch report here http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/09/lost_iphone_5_apple.php and a follow up here http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/09/sfpd_iphone_5.php
lose it in a police station while you're being charged with being D & D, then the coppers can flog it to media - another toy for Jamie or Lachie Murdock to play with
Only if ..
M Gale wrote "As for Linux, well, I'm pretty sure it'll run on a toaster if you compile it with the right options."
Only if it's a "pop-up toaster", you can't run Linux on a "flap down toaster", but you can run CP/M.
bill & steve @ ParcPlace
I have a recollection that Gates and Jobs visited Parc Place on the same "bus tours" on at least 2 occasions.
Two Years Too Late
Oracle acquired Sun because a lot of mission critical line of business applications in the financial services sector run on Sun servers running Oracle's database software.
Oracle should have given OOo, MySQL, Java etc the flick on the day after the deal with Sun was signed. Those things just aren't Oracles core business, their customers outside Europe will be happy to see OOo walk out the door.
Opera's market share is actually quite high in several parts of the world
Only region I can find on Statcounter where Opera matters is the Commonwealth of Independent States (ie the former Soviet Union) where Opera enjoys up to 30% market share. Globally Opera has 2% market share. The population of the CIS states is about 250m, the world population is approaching 7,000 million.
No thanks, too busy
Installed it, looked at it, went back 3.6.
Too many low value cosmetic changes and too many extensions not ready yet. The All-In-One Sidebar menu bar is stuffed, its supposed to be FF4 ready. I'll wait a while & find a time when I'm less busy, assuming grim reaper doesn't take me first.
I wish they'd provide a dark default theme in the box.
Browsers are so f@#!ing boring, even word processors more interesting than browsers.
more urban myths
The efforts of Bill Gates in promoting his foundation encouraged Warren Buffet and other very wealthy people to follow his lead. The richer Bill gets the more goes into his Foundation.
Both Bill & Linda Gates have said his children won't inherit much of his wealth, "about than 0.1% each" is the number being tossed around - that' probably means < $10m
Your statement about the foundation only buying from US pharma is a myth. Example : the foundation buys truckloads of anti-malaria medicines from Indian pharma. Gates supported the campaign to get US to supply aids drugs at low cost to Africa etc etc.
I read it as
"Apple: If you're under i7, you can't use Opera".
You're not interested in ...
news regarding AAPT, then stuart.
AAPT is the No. 3 full service Australian carrier, behind Telstra & Optus. Its owned by NZ's largest company - Telecom New Zealand.
NZ & English ? - what a load of fush & chups
Call it the Oceania version, if its good enough for FIFA then it should be good enough for the Reg.
You could use theregister.vu (Vanuatu)
That would keep the Kiwi's happy. It might confuse the French though, but that's no bad thing.
daily newsletter etc
1. I don't come here via the home page, I come here via the daily news letter - will it change too ?
2. Just as long as I don't lose access to items from elsewhere
3. Why not just have sections for Australian, New Zealand, Indian etc news, I don't like localisation either, its a denial of globalisation, believe me its real.
4. Appoint a Sydney staff member a moderator
why not go further
In Sydney we'd prefer that Melbourne move 8.000 miles west , especially if it takes it's "aerial ping pong" with it :)
Chalk & Cheese
The WinRAR, Skype (client) and Partition Magic software are built using the technologies and disciplines appropriate to a single user desktop environment.
I would hope that LSE's MillenniumIT system is built using the technologies and disciplines appropriate to a high volume, mission critical, transaction processing environment - if it isn't then that's the problem
Reality Imitating Art ?
In "Satan, His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S." by Jeremy Leven
Dr. Leo Szlyck imagines a machine with synapse-like circuits. After building the machine, he debates over whether he should turn it on, believing it could be a weapon of immense power. Against his better judgement, he does, and he's greeted by the giant machine that calls itself Satan.
last of the great founding fathers - not quite
@Dazed and Confused - Gordon Bell (76) & Gordon Moore (82) are still alive and kicking.
How can MS shuffle its managers, it hasn't got any managers.
Try shuffling the deck Steve, or the chairs, or your ideas - oops, you've run out of them too I guess.
Call Ben Ali, he'll tell you how to step down
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