1827 posts • joined 14 Aug 2009
Re: "Before making this backup, first run a virus scan"
Mac Hard drives are just as likely to fail as PC hard drives, as they are the same hard drives. I don't know what the SSD drives are like.
Being able to go back in time to recover a file you have accidentally deleted or changed is very useful, and you can do that with out having to call your IT guru for help.
Well the 8TB hard drive I would like to have in my computer in a couple of years time hasn't been invented yet. Why should I have to buy a brand new computer when the only problem is that my .mkv collection won't fit in it?
Re: Much as I love...
There are 51 articles on the front page of El Reg. Of them, 7 are about Apple, and another 4 mention Apple or iDevices either in passing, or alongside competing devices.
The top of the range iMac is $1999, which is £1237.03 at 19.54 GMT 7/12/12 exchange rates. Add 20% VAT and you get £1484.44. Apple charge £1699 in the UK.
Re: Yet I can't help wonder...
Well Oracle own the bulk of the proprietary rights to MariaDB. MariaDB, like anyone else, can only use the GPL licenced code under the GPL licence. They also own outright any improvements they make to it, but those improvements are useless on their own.
Better send the cops to those paediatricians at the National Gallery. Didn't take me very long at all to find this
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/guercino-the-samian-sibyl-with-a-putto and there is plenty more like it
Re: The sky is falling! the sky is falling!
The thing is that not every image is an act of abuse.
Certainly actual photographs of children can be an act of abuse. But here are some examples of other things that have been held to be child porn images:
A story written in text form describing a child being abused - distasteful, not the sort of thing I would want to read, but not an actual act of abuse
Cartoon drawings of children in inappropriate poses - again not the sort of thing I would want to look at, but not an actual act of abuse
A photo of a fully clothed child, with another photo of a naked over 18's waist area taped on top of the child's waist area
Re: North Korea? Really?
I think the idea was that the decoy would be arrested and the authorities would think the real McAffee was in custody allowing him to escape across the border while they were looking the other way.
If it was the girl who was found in Bordeaux, I thought her name was public knowledge, mainly because the police and all the media published it so people could help find her?
Apple maps has a gap in the border at the North Western corner of the country. Maybe he tried to cross there?
Re: From my own experience...
Well I got it a lot when I was about 15-17. They were probably nearer 14 than 11 though.
Re: what Is Wrong With You People
Kiddie fiddling is actually very rare in this country, and rarer than it has ever been in the past, and that is mostly down to the amount of attention it receives.
Re: This is unlikely to pass
If, as you point out, the alternative to employing loads of Chinese people in the USA is employing loads of Chinese people in China, then isn't it better to have them move the USA and spend their wages in the American economy?
In his biography, Steve Jobs says that Apple indirectly employs around 100,000 production engineers in China. They don't have to be particularly brilliant engineers, just have a good high school education and a bog standard production engineering degree, but nevertheless, you just can't find engineers in those sorts of numbers in the USA.
Mine ends on 3:14:08 UTC 19th January 2038, so we still have plenty of time
Re: Is the only difference between the models the storage amount?
Adobe used to be the worst for that, though looking at them now, the UK is actually slightly cheaper.
Adobe CS Master Collection is $2599 in the US. Last time I looked, it was something like £3500 in the UK, which would tend to suggest they multiplied the exchange rate rather than divided it. To be fair, it is now £1794.57 including VAT, whereas on the market exchange rate it should be £1942.80
Re: Only use odd numbered versions of Windows NT
Windows 7 is actually NT 6.1, and Windows 8 is actually NT 6.2.
Re: Apple TV is not really necessary
There were smartphones before the iPhone was invented, and in terms of the feature tick-list, the iPhone hasn't really introduced anything new. The problem was that before the iPhone, people didn't use most of the features of their phone because the interface was too confusing, and it was too much of an effort to actually get at the features. Apple showed everyone else how it should be done.
People typically have 2 or 3 different remote controls for the TV itself, Sky/Freesat/Freeview box, Hard disk recorder, Playstation and so on, each with their own different interface. There is definitely scope to simplify this.
Re: I imagine...
I already handed over the decryption key, it was on the disk, and I don't have any other copies.
Well he would be allowed to attend the hospital and complete his treatment, however the police would be waiting outside the hospital to enter and arrest him as soon as he is discharged.
Re: Windows. Open them.
He can't lean out because then he would enter UK territory and could be arrested, presumably with the aid of a cherry picker truck or black helicopter.
Re: I am sure
Never mind that, even the iPhone had plug in headsets like that before it was "invented".
iPhone was released in 2007, and would have been in development for some time before that. This patent was granted in 2008.
Re: Precious metals...
A pea sized amount of gold is worth about $500, so I would say it is definitely worth recovering.
My workings - 1 cm diameter sphere = 0.53 cm^3
at 19.3 g/cm^c, that works out at about 10 g or 0.33 troy ounces
At $1725.23 per ounce, that is $569.32
Re: Computer says No!
Human interaction? You mean telling the Comet sales droid that you aren't interested in a £35 extended warranty for a £25 toaster.
Re: Lapland phone
Look at the Goopad Mini, and particularly the adverts for it if you want to see the ultimate in barefaced copying.
The problem is that a lot of these fake gucci handbags are being sold for about 90% of the retail price - enough to think you are getting a bargain, but not enough for you to think it is too good to be true.
Re: RIP act?
and a paediatrician. Well all these people who use encryption must be downloading dodgy photos, mustn't they?
Re: @JSmith: Taxing revenue instead of profits ...
"Second, we're only talking about corporation tax here, which is a tax on the company profits. To extract real money from the company, shareholders must take dividends, and tax is paid on the dividends at the normal rates."
Unless you are Philip Green's wife, the clothing entrepreneur, who lives in tax exile in Monaco, while her husband slugs it out on minimum wage in the UK as the tea boy.
It's actually very difficult. Certainly in the UK, there's something like 10,000 pages of legislation to try to stop it.
They are entitled to set up shop in any EU country they wish for any reason or for no reason. Therefore it is all down to whether the transfer pricing payments are reasonable for what they get in return, and the various tax authorities around the world will always argue for a bigger slice of the cake.
Re: Reading their guide..
It is about £2.50 to £4 per person per year. Put that way, it doesn't sound like it is worth the effort.
You need Exchange anyway, so what useful function does Blackberry Enterprise Server provide?
That's all very well, but an ex display model for exactly the same price as you can get a boxed item from your local Apple store, and Apple will probably have it cheaper tomorrow?
Re: Interesting approaches to monopoly
As far as I'm aware Vista SP2 or later will install on a mac, as will many linux distros. Earlier versions of Windows will on a Mac with the help of Bootcamp.
Android is available for some iDevices. Apple won't help you install it, but it doesn't look like they go out of their way to stop you.
They mean 5 MHz up the dial, eg from 5GHz to 5.005GHz
"We are now at the point where the benefits of cloud are well understood;"
Can you explain them to me then. I understand the benefits of cloud to software companies, but not the benefits to end users.
Re: “Click here for additional assets”
Well I would be expecting some NSFW pics if I click that button ...
Re: Never mind the UIs
My TV actually does run Windows, and of all the systems I've tried, I do think Windows Media Centre is the best. I haven't tried Windows 8 media centre yet, largely because I cba to figure out how to install the thing, but who knows, maybe TIFKAM works better on a 6 foot interface than it does for keyboard and mouse use.
Re: And I thought the UK was bad?
The police will argue that the message was "grossly offensive". I don't think it was grossly offensive, just slightly offensive.
Re: "criminal libel"
It is not called criminal libel any more. It is an offence under S 1 (1) (a) (iii) of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 as amended by S43 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
Re: And I thought the UK was bad?
We had criminal libel in England until 2010. Nowadays it would be an offence under the Malicious Communications Act.
I don't think there should be absolute unrestricted freedom of speech, because you have to balance it with other people's rights. The line has to be drawn somewhere, and this case is very definitely on the wrong side of the line.
The basic assumption under English law is that one citizen most certainly can prosecute another person and they go to prison. The police are employed as full time "good citizens", who spend their time doing it on our behalf.
Finally, what is this "UK Law" thing you refer to? There is English (and Welsh) Law, there is Northern Irish Law which is very similar to English Law, and there is Scottish Law, which is very different.
Re: There aren't many charities I give to nowadays
Their commission is as near as damn it 100% of the first two years of standing order payments. The charity gets to keep any money collected after that time.
Re: That's probably not the point
They choose Excel because, there is an icon for it on their desktop or start menu, and because it is superficially at least easy to use. You don't get it complaining about "syntax errors" or missing semicolons.
I don't think High Frequency Trading runs on Excel, it is way to slow for the millisecond response times required there, although traders might use Excel when working out the strategies to feed into the HFT system.
At least the alarm clock can cope with the clocks going back and forward twice a year, and the maps have some relationship to what is actually on the ground.
Re: That's what building codes are for
We have building codes too, but provided any sockets you do provide are at least 45 cm and not more than 120 cm above floor level, and at least 30 cm away from any corners - so that someone in a wheelchair can reach them, then the building inspector will be happy.
ISPs are quaking in their boots over the effects of iPlayer and YouTube. Apple TVs aren't popular enough for widespread streaming of movies from iCloud to be a major issue at the moment, however, if they do come up with an actual TV rather than a set top box, it could be an issue.
Work / Excel / Powerpoint / Access etc work just fine for me. Leave them alone.
Outlook, yes maybe there is a case for Skype / Facebook / Twitter integration there.
Pretty much the same as what you have on your desktop / laptop computer.
Re: What a load of crap.
And every computer manufacturer too. The 1 TB hard drive your computer is advertised as having, contains Windows 7 || 8, and various trial versions of Norton Anti-Virus, Office and so on.
Re: OnDigital Pace
As I understand it there are now too many channels for the original box to be able to cope with it. I don't have one to check if that is true or not though.
Re: Bring back the old ones...!
And a flying chair
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