457 posts • joined Wednesday 12th August 2009 13:41 GMT
Re: Fossil fuels are being used faster than they are being discovered @Tom 13
Perhaps we have '00s of years of oil left? No idea, just throwing the idea in.
But if you were part of a multi-billion dollar cartel would you want this info out there pushing oil prices down to pennies per barrel, nope.
2 reasons -
They'd lose waaaay to much money.
it would be too costly to drill for it so there is some argument to keep oil at a sustainable even profitable level, problem is that it's at a very or extremely profitable level most of the time.
rich guy's cat fighting
nothing to see here, move along please.
Re: Sky's the limit @Notas Badoff
"Always assume there are people out there much cleverer than you are"
And in your case it should read "Always assume that all people out there much cleverer than me"
Sat further apart in new photo
Is it telling that they are sat further apart in the new photo - perhaps some bridges can't be repaired.
Conspiracy I say :)
FIFA, headed by a german who hates the english - what could possibly have gone worse for english company hawk-eye against the chosen german company...
Re: It's a very personal choice. @AC 0702 GMT
Re: Prior art
Thanks - I had no idea that's where the word Trivia came from.
Re: Flash mobbed by text @AC 0704 GMT
You do know how humour works right?
32 or 64 bit "checksums"???
"there's a danger that the Sun could corrupt any orders sent to the rover"
Have they not heard of using CRC or similar to verify the data sent is not corrupted?
Re: Scientific Terminology @ AC 0702 GMT
And you have the temerity to say to denialists "Ah, denialists... You folks would be an interesting, isolated cohort for a sociologist's grant-supportable PhD study of self-affirming religionists". Et Tu Brutus
Methinks you should be looking closer to home for the "self-affirming" after you said :- "And, yes, it is inarguable and human activity is causing it"
usually, only a religious zealout says something that is NOT conclusively proven is inarguable - go figure on your comment...
Re: computer crimes
You again...ffs will you take the time to do some research and ** try ** to the understand the points that the post you replied to was making.
Not sure what your problem is but you have a seriously deluded view of the world.
And you're a fuckwit for saying "God you're stupid to make the remark "God you're stupid"." and the rest of the pish you wrote.
"As it is, the only people doing it are criminals" - what bloody planet are you living on, you moron.
My initial thought was I hope you don't end up in a situation where you end up jail for something that caused NO damage, NO financial loss (other than paying coders to fix the sloppily installed server) and he sought NO financial gain but then I thought "you know what it might be the wake up call WatAWorld needs"
Re: Why not just.... @Turtle
They did toss on a coin and the result was:-
Heads I win
Tails you lose
Please give all your money to stop something that cannot be stopped, trust us.
new keyboard pls
Changing a row to 'calls abandoned when the user realised they were being a slack lazy bastard who should have done what they were told two weeks ago' doesn't help
Genius and so godamn true
Re: High dissatisfaction @AC 08:46 GMT
"Errm you know that the SIII isn't Android right? It's samsungs spin on Android."
Errm - You do know you can flash the SIII with a more pure Android version (think CM 10.1) with all the Samsung crap removed.
Icon: Failure of previous poster to do his homework
Contractors are a stop gap
"Contractors are a stopgap, said Harris, but one that only postpones the day of reckoning - a view shared by 40 per cent of companies, the forum’s research suggested."
I've spoken to guys who have been contracting for over 35+ years and they've often said they were told that "contracting won't last forever, give it a few years and the new blood will put you out of business". Given that contracting expanded massively even though universities were pumping out lots of IT graduates and this is now drying up, I think I can look forward to future contracts.
"We called Apple, and they told us that the new A5 is now a 28nm chip, and it's manufactured not by Apple's iDevice processor partner, Samsung, but instead by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and that they made the change because Apple is weaning itself from its chip-baking relationship with the Korean smartphone competitor and patent-litigation enemy.
That previous paragraph, of course, was pure fantasy – übersecretive Apple would never be so forthcoming."
Re: The customer defines value
Record labels need to be asking themselves:-
"Should we continue to sell X copies of albums at £10, or sell XXX copies of albums at £3"
Much better to sell 1 million copies at £3 than 100,000 at £10
Plus it is a snowball effect - 1 million albums sold gets to a greater audience and more people could end up listening to it and then buying it themselves.
Think of the numbers - 1 million people who share it with 5 people who in turn share it with 5 people or 100,000 people who do the same. The numbers are staggeringly different.
icon: For large record label thinking
@AC 10:50 GMT
"Also, sometimes the answer isn't to fix the problem but to just get the system working, you are providing a critical service to the public, you can fix the problem later"
Having been at the sharp edge (in a certain mega large organisation) I can tell you that 99% of teccies would like to take this course of action but 99% of the time they are stopped by [glory hunting] managers.
We have a name for them - "Visibility Managers".
They didn't want anything happening until very senior managers had seen them involved so they could take all the credit. Once the very senior managers had disappeared (fault worked around or fixed etc.) the "Visibility Manager" would very quickly become the "Invisibility Manager" and f**ked off.
Re: I reckon the other source had it spot on @Mike Smith
wow - having worked at RBS this is not far from what has happened on some recovery calls I was involved in. Systems were down and some manager would actually request a change be raised BEFORE fixing the issue - Anybody who knows the RBS change system *coughInfomancough* knows it is not the quickest system in to world.
have a pint for reminding what I escaped from.
hey, you stole my comment posting without crediting me :)
"One has to wonder if EE is more interested in emphasising the greater capacity of its 4G network than actually serving its 3G customers"
Re: Oh whoop-de-doo @Pen-y-gors
"but do the politicos think we'll forget everything else they've done/not done"
Unfortunately the masses will...
Re: Virginmobile 2Mb/s Cap...
I was going to posit a similar thing and that all the current providers will implement this in the coming months/year or so and helpfully "suggest" that their nice shiny [expensive to build] 4G network will cure that.
So when Applie do respond to El Reg it's to do this.
"The Apple spokesperson also sent The Register a link to an article about Samsung's supply chain and complaints about child workers in French paper Le Parisien. Deflecting much?"
(and no it isn't a typo in the title...)
Re: It is even slower than you say @silverburn 09:58
twice in one day - care to go for a hat trick of not understanding the article replies
Hello, kangaroo court and pre-judged case?
"By contrast, presiding judge Colonel Denise Lind ruled yesterday that Manning could have only *** one *** witness: William Leonard of the National Archives and Records Administration. He will also not be allowed to present any evidence accusing the US government of excessive secrecy."
yet the govt can have 141 - of course we are the land of the free and due process (and I don't want to hear any "it's a military court" crap)
Re: Sort of agree @Joel 1
Have an upvote - the downvoters obviously hadn't spotted your "get my coat" icon but perhaps the joke icon would have helped them :)
And so true
Re: Quick, get me Saul Goodman on the line! @Mondo the Magnificent
Mondo the Magnificent pls see icon
My thoughts exactly
Re: re : It was "rightly" ruled out for the "wrong" reason. @BenR 13:22
didn't agree with all you said but had to upvote for your last sentence
I use similar app called Swype
and the number of Apple users who see me swyping ultrafast sentences and ask "is that available for my <insert apple device of choice>", to which I say "Sorry but Apple don't want anybody else to use a different keyboard other than their own - take it up with them, I'm sure they'll be very helpful"
Re: I've been trying it.
sorry, I'm just getting my head around this statement - "since the Foxit issue I've been opening PDF's in Acrobat"!?!?!?!?
Wow - just wow
icon: we need an Epic Fail icon pls
Re: Do no Evil
Where is this "loose" money you speak of - did it fall out of your pocket.
Perhaps they would "lose" money
icon: seriously? you need an explanation
Re: Target iOS Target MAC
Thanks for repeating what the article had said I'd completely missed it when I read it...
If there is a buck to be made by large corporations (or even small ones) then this will happen. period.
Re: Its thread likes theses which is why pc pro, moderates all posters now... @LPF
If I could understand a word of the drivel you wrote in that comment I'd have a proper discussion with you.
Re: Dear government...
Perhaps he should have put the coat or joke alert icon on his comment...
However i'd put money on any [drone] laws exempting law enforcement or other govt agencies and in that instance his comment would be very pertinent.
Re: Failed to change the default pasword
I think the pertinent words are "recently shipped". A LOT of kit sold before 2006/7 (and quite a bit after this) was just shipped with a default password (maybe a default username as well) with an advisory to change it ASAP. It's only relatively recently that kit has been shipped with a default user/pass but with a forced change on 1st use (Cisco do this now for most kit)
It wouldn't surprise me if this kit was shipped many years ago and never replaced/upgraded cos it just works.
Re: @ Mike Moyle -- Translation
Fair enough - I was only going on what I'd read.
Perhaps my strapline should have been
Nobody has had more "dictator like whims" than Obama (NDAA for a start)
Re: "just $404m." @Roger Greenwood
I'd be able to make 1% go a long way and potentially retire.
"Executive Orders" == "Whims of a dictator"
And nobody has had more "whims" than Obama