> Wouldn't want to mention having private global
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> Wouldn't want to mention having private global
It's fairly obvious that Scotland is grossly over-represented.
> And does the media ever properly explain how polls are conducted and what statistical methods are used?
Lord Ashcroft does.
> the EU, I will be glad in many ways. It will be more easier imposing barriers to nice practices like the ones that give us the "mad cows".
I've been staying out of this one but you stepped into an area of special concern for me.
Bovine Spongiform Ecephalopathy is actually pretty rampant in the EU and first cases were reported long before it became an issue in the UK. But the UK is a pariah because the UK actually enforces EU-mandated animal disposal rules. A farmer in France with a BSE-afflicted animal will simply shoot it and bury it. In the UK, it gets reported.
Much the same for the good ol' US of States.
So, are you eating BSE-beef? If it comes from the EU, almost certainly. If it comes from the UK, almost certainly not.
Hope this helps.
> Netstat shows a connection to Twitter, when I don't even use Twitter?!
Third-party authentication code. Even if you don't use it, it's still there.
Surely Apple are working on a way that you can pay them for the privilege of finding their security holes for them.
Mostly because ARM.
But I bet you think Al Taylor slobbering all over the latest Android phones is an exquisitely balanced piece of journalism.
wow, there are three of us?
It has its pros and cons. I have upgraded (so am without) but I don't have any moral objection to it.
It's a comedy about the technically inept, then?
(Don't want MS to get your data on this heavily-instrumented not-ready-for-production preview software? Yank the network cable).
According to Gabe from Penny Arcade, it's exactly the same without the blurred edges. The NTrig pen requires a battery, though.
> PS why Brenda?
It's a Private Eye thing.
You are an AI based on Robert Anton Wilson and I claim my five spondulix.
> God forbid someone else may have different usage requirements to you.
Welcome to the Reg forums, where if you don't use something or simply don't like the idea then a) you MUST USE IT because you're "forced" to and b) it should be banned and so should the company that makes it.
Also, swearing you'll never use it means you're a hardcore dangerous rebel that the cool kids will like.
Use a local account then. Jesus, why is it some commentards see an optional feature and then immediately decide it's mandatory, that MS are "forcing you" to use it and that all workarounds have been deleted?
Just select a local account.
Hololens is a copy of Glass in the same way that Fireblade is a copy of a Segway.
> Some of the other commenters seem to be unaware of this precedent.
Some are, but I'm not. Some are unaware of the original HP Tablet PCs (running XP) that came out in 2001. Some are unaware that phones could be "smart" long before the iPad.
However, the point about the Atrix (1 and 2 both) is that from an Enterprise point of view, it sucked donkey buttock. MDM wasn't there yet, it was stupidly expensive, it ran Android apps rather than as you claim, "a full-fat desktop OS" and those are better for productivity than they were but mostly dire on a bigger screen and _certainly_ not as Enterprise-friendly as Office and the like.
Short version - MS have a history of making products too early before the tech can support them. Like the tablet PCs, like the SPOT watch, like many others. This time, they watched somebody else make all the mistakes first.
I agree. I foresee tablet and laptop docks as well as PC workstations with no PC.
This, for enterprise, is quite possible the long-awaited "killer app". How much will a phone that can do this cost? $150 off contract like the 640? How tightly can you control a phone using MDM? Seriously tightly. With Office supplied (probably for free, the way MS are going at the moment) this is the single best reason to turn line of business applications into Universal Apps and push Lumias at your workforce.
Which gets the numbers up. And if all those iOS and Android apps are now so easy to refactor and there's suddenly a big audience for them....
It amazes me that this little announcement hasn't appeared to register (no pun intended) with the tech press at all.
The Internet equivalent of hiring Crapita.
> I would call it confusing and very limited.
You poor thing, are you always so easily confused? My grandmother in law can use a WP (in English!) without getting confused and she's 94 and a native Burmese speaker.
Your handicaps must be an impressive list indeed.
> Windows Phone 7 - Ok, you'll need to rewrite all your apps for Windows Phone 8
> Windows Phone 8 - Ok, you'll need to rewrite all your apps for Windows Phone 10
Nice theory except that neither of those actually happened.
King already did. RTFA.
> Au contrair(sic), the last 4 are what most squaddies scrawl over their kit to identify it (along with their surname)...
This is true but the first four digits are almost meaningless and the middle four* are utterly meaningless. You can still make out a picture when it's smeared, burned or discoloured. A number? Not so much.
Unless the picture has been retouched by a spanish grandmother, of course.
(Four is arbitrary, I'm talking about fragments, basically).
> A very fair point: but if tattoos are there to help identifying body parts wouldn't it make more sense to just have ones service number tattooed on each limb, head, torso, buttock etc?
Not really, if you think about it. The last four digits of your service number would probably be extremely unhelpful and the middle four would be even worse. Part of a picture is almost certainly more use since humans are well-trained to identify partial pictures.
Yes, I did. Not only is the service worse now, it's much more expensive.
And much more heavily subsidised so even if you don't take the train, you still pay.
Thinkpads were never shitwared anyway - that was the consumer-end cheapbooks.
Always shoddy, always breaking, always poorly finished, always loaded down with shitware.
I'll take a Thinkpad or an Asus Zenbook instead, if that's okay.
Is that higher or lower than buying an equivalent Dacia for about half the price?
Spanish polltakers take piss out of pollsters.
Hey, I would.
Upvote. This cancels your downvote and adds an up.
There is no way back to "no vote".
`> I know you don't like my opinion but unlike European law, we have this thing called the First Amendment that protects "Free Speech".
You do, you just don't understand it. Your first amendment only means your government can't censor you. Everyone else can.
Deal with it.
> All I see right now is a continental case of sour grapes.
It's all the fault of those FILTHY EUROS, right, Dan Paul?
A good honest American company wouldn't break the law, right, Dan Paul?
A good honest American company would never break monopolies laws, right, Dan Paul?
Only the stupid Euros have those stupid dumbass laws anyway, right, Dan Paul?
Seriously, either you're trolling or there's something wrong with you.
Good answer(s), thank you.
> Maybe you feel that they should be different, separate, services, but that is irrelevant. Both are Google products, and Google is entitled to use one to promote the other.
I have no feelings on the matter but the law is very clear that Google is not entitled to use one to promote the other. Your attempt to make excuses, however, is interesting.
> If you went to the dairy aisle in Tesco and found a BOGOF advert for strawberries would you start foaming at the mouth because the dairy department dared to advertise a price for a product that rightfully belongs in greengrocery?
Here we go again. Not a good analogy at all, in fact I'd call it another straw man albeit one wearing a better costume. Both "sections" are in the same physical shop, both are selling food items from the same business unit and Tesco - however much we might all hate them - are not a monopoly.
You might have done better with the Tesco insurance and Tesco Mobile offers you see in the stores but again, not a monopoly so they can leverage as much as they like.
No, the Search monopoly is entirely legal and gained legitimately (as far as we know).
But since you use Google Search, you'll have seen Google Shopping results. They just weren't labelled as such.
I'd go with "don't embed Google Shopping results in Search results" as a decent start.
No, and you're doing a fine impression of an ignorant fucktard right there.
The business of a Ford dealership is to sell Ford cars. You know that walking in.
The business of Google Search* is to deliver search results, not price comparisons. That is the business of Google Shopping, the same business that sites like PriceFinder or others are in. When you go Google Search and look for, for the sake of example, a Ford Ka and you get some data about the Ka and also price comparisons (always without exception close to the top of the page and far above results on PriceFinder and others, even though Google Shopping is OBJECTIVELY worse as a price comparison site, that is called "leveraging a Search monopoly into the price comparison business" and that, oh anonymous builder of straw men, is illegal.
Now stop it.
*from the perspective of the user, that is
I'm not going to bother commenting on the content of this article as it's clearly bollocks (comparing finite mineral reserves to a non-fungible service, really Tim?) but I have been wanting to ask you something else.
I get the anti-EU thing. In fact, personally speaking, I agree with you about it. HOWEVER -
How can you support a party which openly pushes the Lump of Labour Fallacy as if it were fact? As an economist?
That's like an astronomer believing the moon is made green cheese.
Could have been worse. Could have been "Zardoz".
Pass the mind bleach.
> Seriously for schools, you can have a dumb terminal (chromebook) and use cloud based applications and cloud storage. The storage and applications could reside on the school server. Wireless on the school network would be perfectly fine
No you couldn't because schools have to account for kids who don't have the Intarwebz or even the Why Fies at home. A Chromebook will not cut it.
> “Nine out of 10 times when we see equipment from that manufacturer, 90 percent of the time, this is the password.
So 81% of passwords?
Home Users are now getting free stuff that's "good enough" for them. Office Online (not 365)_ is free and good enough. W10 will be a free upgrade. The only revenue from home users is services (XBox music and video) and app sales which are tiny. Home users are only worth supporting at all because of "mindshare", it's the same reason that MS operating systems were always so easy to pirate.
Enterprise however, actually pays money. So they get stuff written to help them.
Not rocket science.
And, gloriously ironically given the name, we are seeing some NoSQL systems appearing that now have SQL interfaces
Some Not-Only-SQL systems allow SQL access? Well, there's a thing.
> But that does not mean I want to endure the nightmare of designing even moderately-complex GUIs in C#.
Your problem isn't C#, it's XAML. If you can't be bothered to learn that, there are still Windows Forms (which now support proper databinding). Really it's just an XML description of the interface. Not difficult.
However, if you're looking for a VB6-style drag & drop interface designer, that goes hand in hand with tightly-coupled code-behind. The problem with that, Mr C++ and Java Developer, is that it makes proper unit testing impossible. And if you are ignoring your unit testing, you are (in my opinion) a dangerous liability who should not be allowed to code anything.
ESPECIALLY not C++ or Java.
> has no legal power over Amazon
Since the review is available from amazon.co.uk, you are very, very wrong.
But i'd expect that from an ignorant American.
I am thumbing down my own comment because my hatred for Microsoft and Windows Phone means that the normal rules of software development do not apply and people installing flagged-as-risky alpha preview software should not only be able to be completely certain that it will not damage anything but they should also be happy that the product will work perfectly with no bugs, issues, metrics, or further testing required. Testers should not have to test Microsoft products, that's absurd.
I am going to buy an Android phone right now because the Register's commentariat have decided that it's okay for those to need tests.
Also, Bing steals Google's results, market share is everything (except on the desktop where it is utterly irrelevant) I hate the Fisher Price interface of Windows 8 and am reverting to Windows XP which was never decried as a Fisher Price interface in any way at all.
You may now resume your normal 2 minutes hate. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Privacy is immoral. Advertisers are lovely. I love Big Brother.
Except that ODF isn't actually very good. OOXML isn't much better - the differences are marginal in my opinion - but there's a very slight readability improvement over ODF.
Lobbying to standardize on a standard you know over one you don't doesn't seem too weird.