141 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
punish serious hacking offences
Offend a serious hacker like L. B. Torvalds or R.M. Stallman and spend the rest of your miserable life off-line!
Re: Microbrachius Porn?
Indeed! About time that England declare independence from obscene Scotland.
Re: Terrorists win some more....
"this suspicion would be based on secret notes from intelligence services that people would not be able to challenge."
This sounds like the bad old times preceding the French Revolution.
Progress, Oracle, Intel, Digital (call it anything you want)
If you want performance on Cray scale, you have to buy 1000 of these boxes, and you will get nice designer seats for free.
Low countries sinking to new depths
There is something repulsive about having your TV served by some for-profit company (cable TV is mostly for watching BBC and ARD/ZDF/WDR channels). Next thing you get another Berlusconi-style reverse nationalisation where the TV operator buys the government.
Re: Activist Investors & Venture Captialists
There is a system for legally taking value out of a company: it's called taxation.
When there are several stakeholders in a company:
1) its employees
2) its customers
3) its suppliers
4) the community
Should not each group get its share in the policy-making of the company?
Re: Just a few suggestions
Just one: forbid organisations offering services for profit on the Internet, the cable TV network, the telephone network, and the cloud.
The great Internet robbery
Blimey! To think that our Eurogov has that much coin in its coffers (that's about 16 billion Pounds).
Re: Just provide one API
"No - code and conventions should be managed - otherwise you get a zoo - and incompatibility issues forever more - which is what the .Net Common Language Runtime already fixes"
1) In what way does Microsoft .NET 'manage' code?
2) In what way does Microsoft .NET 'manage' conventions?
3) Should coders, code, and/or conventions be managed? Why?
4) Is Microsoft .NET successful in this aspect?
5) Precisely what goes wrong without such management? Aren't there better ways of preventing that?
6) How does Microsoft .NET fix compatibilty issues?
7) Doesn't Microsoft .NET just create new compatibility issues? How 'universal' is it?
Re: Just provide one API
The Universal API for Microsoft is DOS (more or less compatible with CP/M and OS/2).
From the C programmer's point of view the DOS API is somewhat similar to the POSIX API, that all versions of Windows NT more or less support.
Microsoft are making things easier and easier for the developer with newer, better, and/or shinier API's, one or two per decade....it's just that the number of APIs 's gone out of hand:-)
Firefox eats thunderbird
Does this mean the Mozilla team gives up its attempt to create a web browser?
"politically unstable, if not ideologically opposed to western democracy"
I suppose this is referring to the North-Sea oil wells, that may soon fall into the hands of the Republic Of Scotland.......
Chocolate was a Dutch invention
Do you suppose that Apple's Cocoa is killing the Swiss chocolate industry?
Re: I know what it is...
It denotes the Neander Pound currency, or it's the name of a minor deity.
Let's try to see if coding works @ El Reg
178 static int gcov_seq_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
180 struct gcov_node *node = inode->i_private;
181 struct gcov_iterator *iter;
182 struct seq_file *seq;
183 struct gcov_info *info;
184 int rc = -ENOMEM;
188 * Read from a profiling data copy to minimize reference tracking
189 * complexity and concurrent access and to keep accumulating multiple
190 * profiling data sets associated with one node simple.
192 info = get_accumulated_info(node);
193 if (!info)
194 goto out_unlock;
195 iter = gcov_iter_new(info);
196 if (!iter)
197 goto err_free_info;
198 rc = seq_open(file, &gcov_seq_ops);
199 if (rc)
200 goto err_free_iter_info;
201 seq = file->private_data;
202 seq->private = iter;
205 return rc;
211 goto out_unlock;
The nerds who say Ni
China had a Linux ditribution called Red Flag and terminated it. Past claims indicate that they would like an OS that can run Windows applications.
Seven months? That's how long Microsoft takes for beta-testing a new version of Windows.
IS ISIS ISISIS IRA?
Do you mean Britons are starting to talk in Gaelic, drink black beer and celebrate St. Patrick's day?
Re: I smell a shill
Microsoft is considering to move its german headquarters from Unterschleißheim to nearby München (Munich). Wouldn't it be nice if the city government got rid of those pesky penguinheads?
Real journalists stick to the facts
- Did the alleged chicken actually visit both sides of the alleged road?
- What was this chicken's name? What color, race, age, weight, sex, and social security number was it?
- Which road was it trying to cross and when?
- Who saw it happen? Are they reliable witnesses?
Migrate or wait?
Should XP users all migrate to Windows 7 now or wait unitl 9? If you cannot upgrade XP to 7 smoothly or Seven will not be supported long enough, what's the point of migration?
Re: Best Browser
It may not be the best browser, but what about all those web site that work only with IE6?
Let's not dwell on the negative
In Redmond county, you thank Gates on your bare knees for any update that fixes bugs, but you curse his name for any update that brings new bugs^H^H^H^Hfeatures.
From the people who brought you the C-130 Hercules
A system to target the unemployed with heat-seaking missiles??
"What goes up, must come down" ---> "Quod ascendit, deveniatur."
There are only two native speakers: Pontifices Franciscus et Benedictus XVI.
Re: This needs a patent
Maybe so, but the Registered Trademark has already been claimed .. see http://www.isense.nl
Where is the 'A' in "SPICE GIRLS"?.
Old stopgap measures never die
They tend to outlive laws designed for eternity.
The WIndows XP dilemma
- Should you stick with XP?
- Should you upgrade to 2000?
- Should you upgrade to Vista?
- Should you upgrade to 7?
- Should you wait for Windows 9?
You were cheated
if you thought that upgrading from Windows XP (to 7) would make your PC safe!
I've seen plasma loudspeakers, but they were expensive. My wish list includes a law prohibiting mobile phones and:
- holographic TV
- software without bugs
Re: Dark Matter
The opposite of light water is:
 dark water
 heavy water
 holy water
 strong liquor
Wasn't Windows '95 disruptive enough for you? Internet Explorer? Visual Basic? Outlook?
The mission of the computer industry implies wrecking the natural environment. Going green means stopping completely making semiconductor devices.
Well, there would be the Intel Itanic that supported both IA-32 and IA-64 instruction sets. Will this AMD baby drive the next version of Microsoft XBox?
I heard a future update may return the Start menu. Why not stick with Windows 7? How long will *that* be supported?
Re: Suspicious haste
If nothing is seriously wrong with Windows, then Windows XP must be ideal: no more updates to install!
I wonder how you could upgrade your Windows XP, if you haven't yet. Buy Vista on the second-hand black market, and run upgrade. Same thing for 7, then 8, then 8.1, but if you dont install that update Real Soon Now, you will always be vulnerable and miss out on Windows 9 and beyond for ever.
Re: One friggin small universe I'm sure.
Joe Bloggs can develop applications with free-as-in-free-beer compilers, it's just that he will have to pay to upload the software to the App Store and then buy it from the App Store before being able to run it.
I guess developers will get one Visual Studio on which to build apps for four different platforms and build 32-bit and 64-bit software too, but users would get a binary for their platform only.
Maybe this unification will make MSDN even harder to use.
Re: In Other News, Linux Is Still A Nonentity...
If 1 % of all desktops and laptops run Linux, that's a dazzling number, even though the desktop market be declining. Apple? I've been told Jobs has ascended into cyberspace, let's wait till they find a new leader. Microsoft? I've been told they have a new leader. Let's wait and see where he will lead. Windows? When will it be retired in favor of Midori?
I am NOT running Windows XP. Lucky me, for sticking with WIndows 2000.
What this country needs is more male ballet dancers
So, the EUvil Empire has 400K vacancies for ICT jobs. How many millions of candidates are fighting over those positions?
Re: Well done El Reg
'fraid I cannot book a jet plane on such short notice, so I propose a virtual toast!
Windows 2008R2 is the server version of Windows 7. It was release at the end of 2009, so you would be a real quickie if you were running it in February 2010.
Where are the Haswell Xeons? Why no L4 cache?
The c't Magazin has reviewed the box. It will cost over Eur. 8000 for a fully equipped box. However the new garbage can has no PCIe expansion slots and no disc and just 1 processor. However, a third party offers an external RAID box (for the Thunderbolt connector) for about Eur. 3500, for a total price equal to the old MacPro, which offers about the same performance. This makes about twice the price of an HP workstation .
Re: As a developer...
I'm targeting Windows 2000 and later (desktop and laptop). Compatibility (Win32 API) is of the essence. Working on a 64-version for release later this year.
seven, eight, nine, Microsoft rules fine
come April, all those old Windows versions can upgrade to XP, the Stable OS; mission accomplished!
1) The silly video game, called GUI or desktop or Finder
2) You needed a morse key, called mouse, plus a third hand to use it
3) You could not do anything with it because there was no command line
4) The screen was too small
5) The screen was only black-and-white (Apple II had color)
6) The screen was built into the system case
7) There were no expansion slots (Apple II had 8)
8) The floppy disc drive lacked an eject button
9) Connecting a printer was only possible at the serial port, with an incompatible connector.
10) The OS was more primitive than MS-DOS
11) There was no BASIC or other programming language shipped with the system.
12) Software? You could buy MS Word and Excel (on later models).
13) It was twice as expensive as an equivalent Atari ST or Commodore Amiga.
The good news:
A) Few people mourned the lack of an audio-cassette drive
B) It had a real CISC processor
C) It had more RAM than the PC
D) Successor models came with SCSI discs.
E) AppleTalk was more advanced than the COM: ports of the PC
F) It was as cheap as the original IBM PC had been in 1981.
What's the difference? The Dutch AIVD taps phones too and sends your data to the NSA.
How about VMware?
With WMware vSphere you can run several virtual machines side by side, and you get a nice graphical GUI with a thin client on your desk top. Memory and CPU power will be allocated to the OS that needs it. The alternative would be to run LInux in a VM on Windows 2012, but I am unsure what that will do to your performance. The members of your family can have a personal VM each.
The best performance is when each VM gets its own disc volumes as needed. For shared data, you can use a separate Linux FS and use Samba, NFS, or AFS to export it to the other VMs.
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