390 posts • joined Thursday 17th September 2009 15:31 GMT
This is hillarious...
..it's like a bunch of 5 year olds bickering over which toy is best.
Who gives a shit which one is best, really...grow up and use the one you like to use.
Now shake hands and go and play nicely together.
I think your being harsh. How on earth are people to find out that their "friend" has just had pasta for dinner, or that they watched an old Bond film on ITV4+1, and have a like for it or how about the important email that tells you you only have 3 months to renew your car insurance?
See you NEED these things in life, society will collapse without it.
Re: So what /should/ have been done?
Yup my Linux box running XBMC never crashes, oh wait not it doesn't because it hung so often i replaced it with a Win XP also running XBMC which runs beautifully. Still spending 3 hours trying to get the right f'ing version and prerequisites for it on Umbongo was sooo much easier than Windows, next, next, next.
Will it be cheaper / safer to use Android and Linux
Depends on your support.
We pay a lot of money to MS, but we get dammed good support (we've had people in the states fly over the same day).
At the same time, we've also paid Red Hat for "support".
Just because the product is free, doesn't mean the support is.
Yes Linux has community suport, but at the edn of the day, how much support is around for a 12 year old desktop verion of Linux?
Strict terms and conditions?
.....Because this information is important to your interaction with Apple, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where an Apple product is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
So in other words, you have no privacy.
Just about no phone company makes "dumb" phones any more
I take it you haven't seen the £6 ones in Tesco's?
I have a "dumb" Samsung next to me, the wife has a "dumb" Nokia (who by the way still make way more dumb ones than smart ones.
Of course definition of dumb is subjective. As my dumb phone has a 1 month standy by, several hours talk time, never drops a call, has great voice quality and hardly ever has no signal, how dumb is it?
Re: I've been bypassing mobile banking for years ...
Oh I don't know, anyone that doesn't want to queue for 6 hours on a bank, just to set up a new standing order?
Or doesn't fancy the idea of driving 10 miles to the nearest bank to transfer some money over to a friend.
Or maybe the same sort of idiot that buys stuff about 30 - 50% cheaper online rather that but up with quesuing in a shop to buy the same product, but this time having to put up with some miserable git behind the till trying to flog you £9.99 insurance on a £15 item.
You stick to the 1970's.
Mr. Pott is going potty over Windows crawling ever-so-slightly towards the sort of functionality we've seen in *nix since day one,
And *nix is rawling ever-so-slightly towards the sort of user friendlyness we've seen in Window since day one,
Call me in another 40.
Oh don't forget, if it wasn't for windows,we would still be running a propriety Unix on a Propriety IBM box, using propriety thin clients, for a mere £10,000 / seat.
Here's craaaazzzyyy idea.
Free for people that own a TV license (you create an account using the license details), with a restrcition on number of concurrent connects for that account.
Everyone else in the world pays.
Now hows that for a wild and outrageous idea!
In a word, no.
A map is only any good when you know where you are.
At my last house, there were 3 Vicarge Rds with 1/2 mile of each other. They all happen to be nr the boundry of 3 ajoining "towns" and unless you know which on e you were in, you would be stuffed. Especially as 2 of them were of the same main road and one of them only one road different (i.e. of a road of the main road).
Re: Yep, it is.
Same issue. 80% of our Village hasn't been done, so it will seem photo's my street will be in the middle of a 100 hectare field.
Still I don't use any Apple stuff and don't feel the urge to tag everything either.
Are they the new USofA? They seem to stick there nose into bloody everything, most of which has bugger all to do with them?
Re: Sounds familiar...
Eh. Tax disc online?
that's possibly one of the EASIEST things to do with .gov's.
Enter the code, confirm, pay.
How frickin hard is that?
Hell even SORN'n is easy.
Now trying to find the school term times...or the local tip.. sorry Enviormental Recycling and disposal centre, so I go t do a search, it refers me to the direct.gov, that directs me to my local council home page, that after a process, directs me to my counties home page, so a search then redirects me to my local's home page. Gah!
Re: I am a meat popsicle
You hit the nail on the head.
"into the edge of the envelope where one could rip the wings off a conventional looking airframe."
An airframe designed with all the things required for meatbag.,, lifesupport, additional fuel, ejector seats, space to move around, manual flight controllers etc etc.
...ok how many windows users are sat there watching the bickering and thinking....
Maybe you could have some sort of "directory" that "actively" sorts out permisions based on machine and user....need to think of some sort of name for it though.
Nah all lies....
...my jobs a piece of piss, well if you ignore the lazy users, the impossibe workloads, the 300% reduction in staff, the 500% increase in work, the shorter SLA's, the more complex tasks, the tighter intergration with other departments, dealing with directors and manager who have no idea what they want but they want it, the 24/7 on call (well that's what they think the are getting), the "can you do it out of hours becuase we are busy" syndrome, the eating at you desk, the "oh while your here" attitude, the "phone him up instead of contacting the helpdesk" attitude.
Yup piece of piss.
Thank god for forums to vent out on.
Re: I don't get it...
Anyone else spotted the Irony?
The OP says I can't see why you can remain silent to stop self incrimination, but he chooses to be annon to put his point across.
Re: Re: This can work pretty well
Or most decent art / photo (even audio) editing packages about a decade before GIMP came along.
Re: Can we please have approx 200 follow up comments?
ha you missed the new trick.
Apple released this to prove that the NEW version of it's OS, with it's lovely walled garden approach, will stop this sort of thing happening.
Re: Re: How big a rise?
try the energy company method of marketing.
Our costs have gone up by 10% so we have to raise retail by 10%.
Cost to build per unit £100 + 10% = New cost £110
Cost retail £500 + 10% = New Cost £550.
£40 extra profit, but hey it's the same % increase as we have been hit by.
Now if they could make it work with proxies properly...
..ooops sorry wrong Opera.
Nice to see this...
..My ancient HP LJ-6 is finally giving up the ghost (misfeeeding all the time) so time for a new laser. As I only print out every now and again an inket is a complete waste of money as I'd be buying new cartridges all the time.
Samsung and Brother seem to be the winners in other reviews as well.
Re: Re: Here's an idea..
If left to the BMA and GP's, we'd still be using quills and parchement paper.
Yes, it's so simple, now where did a read about EverCookies and Zombie cookies.
Oh right here on the reg.
..it a medium for not famous people to pretend they are friends with famous people who in turn, are desperate for any sort of attention so will accept non famous people to be their friends.
..the are following the law. the Ipads have lost a case. They are appealing but the fact is they lost the case.
As they say, what goes around comes around.
Granted, China is swamped with fakes.
Oh lets see
So we'd have to retrain all 80 IT staff, then 3500 users, rewrite 100's of programs, agree with hundreds of customers that interface directly with us constantly to change the way they work. Throw away millions of pounds worth of software, replace close on 3000 servers (after all we can't use the old ones as they'll need to stay live during migration)
Then of course rebuild our internal infrastructure, you know petty things like Lync (what's a decent free FOSS version of this?), Video conferencing kit, Outlook, Exchange, Telephony interfaces, Sharepoint, Office (including visio, again a decent FFOS alternative please).
Oh and everything stil needs to run 24/7/365. Fuck up and your losing us several miilion £ / hour.
Should only cost a few 10's of millions to do.
Oh and by the way, were not anti Linux / FoSS, but we also don't live in the make belive world.
You see FOSS != free.
You really need to get over your personal anger issues, especially with people who have a better job than yourself.
Maybe if you studied a little harder, trolled a little less, you may feel a little better within yourself.
.I paid £100 for my non-apple pad at it does everything I need.
Plays video (HD), plays audio, shows pictures, surfs the web, gets my emails, gets the news & weather, has iPlayer (and clones).
Nope, quite happy thanks.
Ok the wireless could be better, but got a work around for that and the battery life could be better, but hey it was less than 1/4 the price.
I'll call your bluff..
I don't think you've ever worked as defence lawyer.
"Of course if you think the jury are so stupid they cannot evaluate things like past convictions"
for starters, juries are not told of previous convictions except in exceptional circumstances. Only once found guilty is this taken into account,.
"I would think that a huge amount of scum go free because the full facts are never heard."
Isn't this the point of obtaining evidence and not basing a case on hearsy and "lawyers" presumptions on what consitutes "scum". If that were the case, many of us would agree that the first people to be banged up should be many of the lawyers themselves.
"then you may just get the criminal justice system you deserve."
Good, I hope we do get the one where a person is entitled to a fair trial, regardless of what rumours someone has heard on the internet.
..you may want to check your facts...
Granted it's not a direct result of the display, but more to do with lighting, shiny screens, not changing your field of vision etc.
Also take a peek here.
That says it all...
I installed the latest version of Ubuntu the other day......and some 280 updates later it was ready for use.... So your point is?
New measuremtns required
As with cars you have the Urban cycle etc elec cars also should come with a range.
The "Real world" measurement.
At least 10% up & downhill
25% start stop
50% of jouney in rain, night and cold weather (so heaters, wipers and lights are on).
As most motorists know its winter that tends to kill batteries on normal cars, so lets see the effect on leccy cars.
That said, at least this is getting there.
So how much for the "300" mile option?
How about doing what they do in other countries?
An errect a bloody great screen for 1/4 mile either side so idiot, rubber necking morons don't slow down on the opposite carriageway and cause even bigger delays and accidents.
Either that or make it a bannable driving offence.
...hope these are not permanent. Otherwise geneva conevtion and all that....ah but then we also presume the right to fair trial, the prohibition of torture and the banning of detention without trial.
Still USofA. the land of the free and all that; well unless they decide they don't agree with your point of view.
And that's the point.....
...the price is so low...or are you missing that bit entirely?
There are plenty of fairly high power pc's around for £50, they are called 2nd hand, but again, that's not the point.
...didn't think iOS was a free give away and that seems to be doing ok.
Come to think of it, neither were most mainfram OS that ruled the roost in the 60's/70's/80's,
Oh last time I checked the worls largest operating system (Windows) wasn't free either.
Me too, Me Too...
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