2850 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
> and he doesn't use the Internet at all (he asks his friends to surf on his behalf, and then send him the results via email).
Try reading that back to yourself.
Already out there.
But I notice that the Reg is using Chrome.
Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??
You don't - to use the Facebook and Twitter apps, poor as both are.
You do if you want social media updates in your "People" feed, which bypasses the apps entirely (and can on occasion be quite useful).
Re: ...pointing to his history of charitable work....
I think there are plenty of eye witnesses and physical evidence remaining in Hitler's case. Not to mention that even at Nuremberg the actual charge was "prosecuting an illegal war of aggression" which could certainly be proven, even posthumously.
And "child molester" is strictly inaccurate anyway. It is only alleged that he was predatory toward adolescents (not that this is much better but at least they're a lot less defenseless).
But you have invoked Godwin's Law on this discussion anway so you lose.
Re: ...pointing to his history of charitable work....
It's weird how Jimmy Savile is now a figure of revulsion based purely on allegations. I have no opinion either way - well, that's not true, I believe in "innocent until proven guilty before a jury of his peers" which hasn't happened.
So therefore, that's an innocent man. A dead innocent man who can't defend himself.
And that's pretty sad.
Re: This appears to be almost completely incorrect...
Yeah, but it's lovely commentard bait.
I almost suspect that something is wrong because we have't had 34 variation on "LOL M$ SUX" yet. Still, they'll roll in eventually once Barry Shitpeas is awake.
Another spamladen provider to block.
Oh, it sucked. But at IE4 (which was when all this kicked off) we were still enjoy the wonder of ActiveX. VBScript support was as bad as it got.
> How do I stop Outlook from opening links in IE even if by default browser is Firefox?
Outlook opens links in the default browser. But nice try.
MS had no browser lock-in.
The situations are comparable.
It's not about the search monopoly, for christ's sake.
What MS did was leverage a perfectly legit OS monopoly into browsers so its shoddy piece of shit ruled the world.
What Google are doing is leveraging a perfectly legit search monopoly into shopping, finance and other stuff so their shoddy pieces of shit can get all your money.
And they want to charge competitors for competing. Imagine if MS had said "oh okay, we'll hold an auction for which other browser makers offerings you get to install. They have to pay us".
That's what this is., Take off the Google Glass specs and look at the actual world.
No, Google are the bad guys for aggressively pushing their search monopoly into other areas (such as shopping, finance, etc).
If - imaginary example alert - you're looking for a mortgage and you get Google Finance on a worse deal than $other_vendor then you could potentially be down (and Google would be up) by tens of thousands of pounds. The more internet search takes precedence in shopping around, the more this is likely to happen.
Google are a monopoly and are attempting to monopolize other areas of business. Just selling you to any knob with a wallet and a bag of illegal Viagra isn't enough for them anymore.
I expect to be downvoted to oblivion for saying this but it's not like it should be news to anyone. Google are evil. At least Apple and MS just want to sell you stuff. Google want to own you.
>One is that Google today is a predatory $50bn-a year market-munching monster, and no rival is prepared to indulge it in the way they indulged Microsoft.
The commentards do, though. According to this bunch of helldesk throwbacks, Google can do no wrong.
Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?
> Where in the article does it say the "data is being withheld"?
Since the Met Office is refusing FOIA requests, only the part where all of it.
Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?
What concerns me is that I've pointed this article to a couple of avowed Warmists and they both answered "oh, it's David Holland" or "oh, it's just Andrew Orlowski".
As if the withholding of data is perfectly legitimate if you don't like the views of the person you're withholding it from.
And there was a strong repetition "NO DATA IS BEING WITHHELD" in flat out contradiction of the article but without sources.
Re: I wonder
I think that last time, it was "communist".
The one that there aren't any other watches in?
>“It’s the most sold wearable watch available in the market place,”
I suspect Swatch might disagree. Most watches are wearable.
How come the Pirate Bay don't do this?
I'd quite like to see Claire Perry vs Amazon.
Re: Don't Panic!
Embedded is a different matter.
Re: Don't Panic!
The point is due diligence and risk assessment.
There is absolutely NO FUCKING WAY any company with an internet connection can get XP through any reasonable risk assessment after April 2014. It cannot be done.
Now assume that $BADGUYS do crack your beloved XP system and make off with %MONEYZ.
You have failed your risk assessment and are liable to the shareholders for the whole lot plus punitive damages.
Re: Don't Panic!
Yes, and all other OS too. Nothing is secure unless it's secured. As usual, to those who say that linux is secure I present exhibit A, Eadon's blog.
The problem with XP is that after it EOLs, it cannot be secured.
> Don't you have to upgrade from 32bit XP to Vista-32 first, then 7-32, then is there a 32-bit 8?
You can go straight from XP to 8 (and yes, there is an 8 32bit).
Re: Don't Panic!
The problem lies in the shared codebase between XP, Vista, W7 and W8.x (and incidentally 2K but that's already officially dead).
Assume MS release a patch for a serious exploit which allows a remote user to take over the computer entirely without security prompting (bear with me, extreme examples are more fun).
The first thing your average malware writer is going to do is notice that this patch isn';t issued for XP because it's "dead" and then try the zploit against the nearest XP box. If it works, it's unpatchable (because dead) and all those machines in banks are open for the rape and pillage.
You can be as smug as you like about your XP install. If it's not kept in a cellar with no ethernet access, no mouse, keyboard or available ports and nobody allowed near the damn thing, it is absolutely not secure.
You can upgrade if it's 32bit to 32bit or 64bit to 64bit but you can't cross the streams.
Re: WP is approaching 12% market share
See also, OSX and linux on the desktop.
>WP is very tough to hack because of the secure boot stuff that the freetards made so much fuss about...Now they can see that it delivers as claimed.
Wrong. SecureBoot requires a UEFI bootloader. WP is firmware, not UEFI.
All minority systems have apparently greater security, mostly due to nobody bothering.
This is why Mac users think they're secure.
Re: You have to have a MS account to use it.
That's actually not true.
You have to have an MS account to use the MS services - just like you need a Google account to use their services - but you don't need one just to run the damn thing as a win8 tablet (which is what it is).
I presume Gavin didn't know this. It doesn't surprise me. As the Reg's "software guy", there's a lot he leaves out or just doesn't know.
This leads to outright falsehoods like this one propagated in his reviews.
Re: I didn't read the entire article
> " The original Surface Pro only supported MS VPN connections, no 3rd party support at all (from what I read anyway)"
What were you reading, CultOfMac or a Gavin "I don't know how to long-press" Clarke article?
The original Surface Pro ran anything that would run on x86 or AMD64 Windows. You were lied to.
No, somehow they forgot that little gem.
Not really. As many users skip an IDE edition as skip an OS edition.
> We've all gotten by just fine without "visual debugging" (whatever the hell that is)
That's what I said until I looked at it.
I was wrong. You are wrong, too. Take a good look and then use it, then tell me you don't need it. Because you do.
"I know nothing of what I speak! Here is a fireball icon to show my rage!"
Seriously, 2013 offers tools like visual debugging and code peek and you're obsessing over colours?
What are you, a webmonkey?
Two wankers so far (and counting?)
Look it's very simple, you dim pricks. This is not a popularity contest. If my facts are wrong, downvote me and say so. If they are not but you're downvoting because "batman is teh gratist and must hav bin furst" then a) you're retarded and b) fucking say so.
My facts, however, are right. Deal with it.
Downvoters - reasons for downvote or you're a wanker.
Review issue -
AC1 was published in 2007, Arkham Asylum 2009. In AC1, combat was often criticized for being a matter of waiting and countering.
I'll grant you the slomo on the final kill but AC's combat predates AAs by two years. Your plagiarism allegation is misplaced.
Re: Ah, Notes.
And now there's nobody that will touch it.
> You can't install a different one so you are out of luck. No Firefox to make IE look bad and force an upgrade.
Yes, but that doesn't make IE bad. It just means you can't replace it.
Same way you can't replace Safari on iOS.
This is all your work, then. You personally made this change in a company that you hate and criticize at every opportunity.
Again with the PS4 ad?
Is it editorial policy that every story concerning the XBone must contain a (free?) ad in the copy for the PS4?
it has the why fyes and the three gees, apparently.
Is that the hissy fit where the Reg took the piss out of the way Dead Steve said "Jaguar" (ie jag-WAH) and Apple refused to ever speak to the Reg again?
You mean that hissy fit, right?
Re: Avoid the long, cold swim ...
Bears and penguins never coexist.
They're touch-firsting Office, if that's a word.
I don't know if you've seen OneNote MX but it's a rather clever way to produce most of the functionality of Office on a touchscreen.
The issue, as ever, is probably macros. And I think they've got a possible solution for that, currently prototyped in the form of that web-based WP8 app writer. Making it backward compatible against VBA will be quite a trick but doable.
Other than that, there's the integration of RT, WP and XBox (which should arguably have been done when they first headed for metro) and churning out RT productivity apps.
As a reenactment archer - heavy war bow, 210lb - I can assure you that I can teach anyone to be reasonably competent with a crossbow in under ten minutes.
The longbow? Not so much. You do need strength but much more technique. And actually putting an arrow where you want it to be is not trivial. One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is "how do you aim?"
The answer is that I don't. I don't even think about it. I nock, draw, loose, the arrow goes where I wanted it to go. That stuff is learned over years.
Re: An oldie, but a goodie
On the subject of crossbows - and I realize I'm off topic here but I feel a rant coming on -
This guy is a massive dickwad. He sees crossbows as empowering the peasantry? In fact, they achieved the exact opposite. The crossbow disarmed peasants, put skilled archers out of work and fixed powere even more firmly in the hands of feudal lords.
As the author states, any bellend can be reasonably certain of hitting their target with a crossbow. This means you can round a bunch of brainless thugs and use them rather than pay money for soldiers who've spent years learning how to shoot properly with a longbow. Nice, right? Suddenly the people are free?
Not exactly. Think it through.
Compared to a longbow - which is, when all is said and done, a stick - the crossbow is a fiendishly complicated bit of machinery. You need to make steel arms for it. You need a rolling or winding trrigger. You need a cocking mechanism that can actually bend those steel arms without shattering them or ruining them. You need some seriously hardcore cable to be able to cope with the release strain.
What a crossbow actually is, is "seriously fucking expensive".
And any cretin can use one. But only the nobles can afford one.
So you get rid of your skilled retainers, hire a bunch of thugs, issue them with crossbows for the duration of any time spent in missile combat and then collect them all up again afterwards. Nobody else has one. Nobody else can afford one. You can easily make them illegal in your demesne and have your thugs with your crossbows kill anyone who bought their own.
Or anyone who has a longbow because hey, outnumbered!
The crossbow was not an instrument of anyone's freedom but an iron boot on the neck of the peasantry.
I am unwilling to read this pdf any further because Chuck Hammill is clearly an idiot.
Re: "We have seen chat among terrorist groups...
And clearly, they're not fixing the right things or MI6 wouldn't have seen it.
Short of Lord Reith rising from his grave and striking Paul Dacre dead during an edition of Strictly Come Dancing (Judgement Day edition),
PLEASE let this happen.
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs