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Re: Speak your brains
You know, I'm pretty certain it would be easy to write a Twat-O-Tron™ for Reg readers' comments on anything related to Windows 8 or indeed Microsoft in general.
Throw the phrases "Fisher Price" and "Start menu" into the mix and you're golden.
Fed cheerfully by you, no doubt.
And you ran it in a VM for roughly 4 minutes for "evaluation" before you made your superinformed decision, right?
Re: There was a british camera industry?
Cameras have traditionally been German or Swiss here - with many German makes marketed as Swiss post 1945 for reasons of actually wanting to sell some.
At the low low end, they were American and at the "enthusiast" end, well, a good friend of mine still makes her own pinhole cameras and takes some remarkable pictures.
http://slowlight.net/ - see for yourself.
Re: Wrong apparently...
They actually announced two new desktop units in the far East on the very day this rumour was published.
Re: Wrong apparently...
Yup. The relevant bit being directly from Samsung -
"The rumor that Samsung is withdrawing from the PC desktop business is groundless. Samsung will continue to offer diverse products according to market needs, including our recently announced ATIV One 5 Style, a stylish all-in-one PC. We will continue to open all possibilities in PC business including our PC Tower business, to satisfy consumer's diverse lifestyle and needs."
Chopped and stir fried with black pepper and pancetta wins.
and fuck you very much if you suggest I use Windows 8.
Yeah, because everyone knows that Windows 8 doesn't have a desktop. It's all tiles, all the way down, right Trevor? ALL TILES ALL THE TIME. THE TILES ARE COMING FOR YOU TREVOR. RUN AND HIDE TREVOR.
Or in the universe the rest of us live in, make your desktop tile first on the Start Screen and click "enter" when you log in.
The desktop enhancements are worth it.
Re: Eadon, I have had enough of you derailing our forums. You are zapped.
As articles those are by definition on topic - an article cannot derail itself.
However, the religious fundamentalists who invariably pop up and tell Lewis that climate isn't weather but rather a magical thing that happens when people are naughty and don't pay money to green charities and eat lentils; those people can and do derail.
Re: You like hard questions? ;)
"Why make the move to Server 2012 with its dinkey-toy interface, while you can still get Server 2008R2?".
If your only reason not to go 2012 is the interface, you're a poor excuse for an admin.
The storage arrays are still going to be a bugger through virtualization.
You could try mapping drives in the host 2012 system and making those available to the VMs, I suppose.
Re: no smb 2012 !!!
It's a little cheeky but you could just grab an HP Microserver (around £100 including cashback) a couple of 4GB DIMMS (around £30) and a Technet subscription (£99~ish per year) which gives you everything that isn't labelled "Enterprise Edition" or a dev environment.
Anything involving the word "Clearcase" automatically excludes "fun".
Although I do wonder if the new all Googly Moto might be friendly if approached for some toolchain help.
Re: Some places to look
If anyone else is also interested in this project, I found the following site - http://www.7900novadrive.com/v3/v3x.htm
Towards the bottom there's a four-part guide to modding the V3x, which is P2K rather than P2K05 but still a really great resource for anyone who wants to know the terms people were using back then.
Re: Another idea, potentially daft:
I have actually thought about that but as always, it's going to be all about the drivers. Second screen, keyboard, buttons on the side of the top-flip, that joypad-alike controller, not to mention the seperate nvidia gfx chip this thing has...
It's tempting but I can't really see it being feasible.
This is great stuff, thank you.
Re: @ deMangler - charging RazR
Mine charged from USB as soon as Motorola's drivers were installed.
Re: Some background info & suggestions
There are a lot of differing accounts out there as to what's going on under the flip, as it were.
P2K5 (Pegasus 2005) is variously referred to as an OS or as a bootloader, while the actual meat of the thing is claimed to be either an S60 variant, a proprietary Verizon Symbian - unlikely as mine is GSM and works in the UK - or JUIX, a Motorola-proprietary linux contaminated with Java.
I agree that my chances are low but honestly, it's a form factor that shouldn't be wasted on the horrible crap it runs as stock.
Not work! - Firmware hacks
Couldn't think where else to post this.
I've decided to do something about my old Motorola RAZR V3xx.
I love this thing. The form factor is perfect. It's pocket size, it's damage resistant, it's HSDPA, it's easy to use, it never drops calls, it gets four days usage from its tiny battery without issue.
The only problem is the usual Motorola problem - the OS is dogshit.
So, i thought, I'm still a programmer. I can do embedded work, I do it all the time. Why not?
Why not? Because it's 2013 and there are no available resources to study from is why not. So. If any of you have any dim and distant memories or even better, current links on how MotoRazr v series phones actually worked - and I want to go much further than just skinning - could you let me know?
Re: starbucks start paying tax
Don't go mad, anon.
May be (urban?) myth but allegedly before the Great Fire of 1666, Threadneedle Street in London was actually "Gropecunt Lane".
Also, there's an awful lot of "post deleted by moderator" on threads which mention Microsoft today.
Re: Right John
It wasn't horrible fifteen years ago.
It is now.
Re: 2000 - 3000 developers ?
Drivers for hardware.
The kernel and UI are the easy bit. Actually making all the bits work, that's hard.
Given that Google don't even open the source until the "latest" version is at least two point releases old - so much for Open Source requiring a contribution system - how "open" Android actually is, is debatable.
A handkerchief might be useful, though.
@Dogged. I think you go too far
My personal theory is that Mr James Eadon is a contented and high-flying Microsoft engineer who knows nothing about any of this and that what we have here is his vengeful ex-wife, who from the amount of technical knowledge displayed, works in a créche. and is attempting to ruin his reputation and hurt his employer.
Re: Maybe, maybe not.
Modesty (and time) prevent me from listing my geek credentials.
Then allow me, based on what we know for sure.
1. You have never posted anything even remotely knowledgeable on the Register. Not once.
There's been a lot of "linux is the best" and "Windows sucks" and "Android is the perfect glint in God's eye" and "WP is bad because bad baddy badness" but never, not once have you told anyone HOW to do something or how to achieve any end beyond "use linux Mint and libre office", to widespread derision.
2. You have a website which looks like somebody puked four bags of Haribo star mix over a goth. You have confirmed that it's yours. It does not speak well of your ability to distinguish good design from bad.
3. Information on the website led some enterprising to your blog, which was infested with malware to the point that Google had blacklisted it. This does not speak well of your ability to secure Apache, a fairly basic task.
4. You are repeatedly and persistently wrong about the simplest of things.
For example -
- You maintain that .NET is dead. You claim ASP.NET is insecure because it is closed source. Both of these are demonstrably false and ASP.NET is open source.
- You claim that Windows Server doesn't play nicely with linux, which implies that you don't know what LDAP is.
- You claim that WP is resource-hungry in the face of all available evidence and the reviews right here on The Register and pretty everywhere else
I could go on but what I'm trying to get across here is my bewilderment at what you're doing.
You CLEARLY knock sweet fuck all about enterprise environments. You don't appear to know what F/OSS actually means. You make statements about technologies based on no evidence which utterly contradict the findings of those who've tested those technologies.
You made a toy that maybe five hopeful parents bought for the kid they hoped was autistic instead of just retarded and that Dragon's Den laughed out of their warehouse. I don't know. Maybe you're handicapped in some way?
There's no other logical explanation.
UNLESS somewhere out there there's a guy called James Eadon and you're posting here to try to make the whole world think he's an annoying dickwad. That could be it.
Re: Maybe, maybe not.
"alpha geek" - you owe me a keyboard.
How secure is your blog again?
Re: Maybe, maybe not.
Well played, sir.
Re: Maybe, maybe not.
Eadon doesn't think. Eadon is Google's Hate Machine™. If it's MS or Apple, Eadon hates it.
If there's an article about a non MS or Apple technology, Eadon will use it to say how much he hates Apple and MS.
If there's an article about a Google technology, Eadon will post that Open Source cures cancer and that WP gives you crabs.
The algorithm is really very simple, and based on their fabulous webcrawling tech.
We should applaud Eadon for the technical achievement that it is, a testament to what can be done when guerrilla-marketers get to order engineers around.
Re: "speed and security"
Yes it does, or rather the Apple marketing blurb does.
"SMB2 is the new default protocol for sharing files in OS X Mavericks. SMB2 is superfast, increases security, and improves Windows compatibility."
Re: Fuck them.
Maybe it was EA et al pushing this model but it's naive to think Microsoft were facilitating it from the goodness of their hearts. Somewhere along the line they'd be lining their wallets, skimming a % of the transaction required to reactivate the disk.
More likely something along the lines of "if you lock down our games from those filthy gamers, we'll give you longer exclusives".
If MS were taking a commission it'd basically be becoming a digital Gamestation.
Re: Fuck them.
" their greed deserves punishing"
Even the most rabid of Sony shills - hi Barry! - couldn't possibly argue Xbox One's phonehome and limitations were about Microsoft's greed.
Nope, those were for Mr EA Games esquire and nobody else. It made no sense for MS - they want to sell consoles. It made all the sense for EA - they want to stop you from owning your games.
Re: Clearing up misconceptions
Understandable. The article was pure Eadon-bait.
On the plus side, it sure beats CoffeeScript.
Re: Just what the world needs …
Having you considered checking out what TypeScript actually is before sounding off?
Usage pattern :
2. Drop it into TypeScript
Lo! It runs! (provided it would have run in any other JS environment - TS doesn't magically fix your shitty broken code)
3. Add more code using strongly typed objects, generics, overloading, all the good stuff.
4. Compile your project.
Of course, 3 minutes worth of actually checking what the story was about would have told you that. And one minute of fact-checking would have told the author of the article that, too but clearly neither of you gives a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut about what's actually going on.
Re: "Typescript" ?
They are still trying to embrace and extend?
Re: Insecure Solution In Search Of Problem FAIL
It's not an alternative at all in any way - the article was not written by someone competent to understand the technology; similar to the way you're not competent to understand, you know, words.
Therefore, not an alternative. A development tool.
And MS have not killed .NET. I thought you of all people with your open source fetish should know that they've officially open sourced asp.net for starters but that wouldn't quite fit your worldview, would it?
You can develop for Metro in C# and the .NET framework addresses the WinRT libraries just as it addresses the Win32 libraries.
Your FUD is shocking, Eadon. You've been told this a million times but still you keep on telling people lies on the Register. Why? Is it your job?
EADON SHILL FAIL.
Re: Still pursuing his agenda
"A paedophile has more DNA in common with a crab than with a human being and that's scientific fact. There's no evidence for it but it's SCIENTIFIC FACT." - Neil Fox, Brass Eye Paedogeddon Special
Or I could have said .
Re: climate an weather
Now we will hear from everyone who confuses climate with weather
Oh fuck off. How is global warming not reflected in weather? Is it invisible like tiny fairies who will KILL US ALL but they're invisible and magic so we'll never know?
"It's climate, not weather". Guaranteed always always the first response of the fervent religious believer (who doesn't understand either).
Re: couple of years late
Found in Islington, too. What a shocker.
It's grim up North London.
Re: Yup ... where is Eadon
Unlikely. He was being retarded about Typescript earlier.
Re: Where's Eadon?
Upvoted for the joke, but how is this Microsoft fail?
If Bing shows what's actually there and Google doesn't show what's there, how come Bing is the one that's failing?
I are confuzzled.
Re: Well I'll go the bottom of our stairs!
I thought DVLA was in Swansea?
Re: Microsoft also boasts of 20,000 apps?
If they're what we're now supposed to call "Windows Store Apps", they'll all run on the RT.
You can't compile an app that references desktop components for the Store. I tried, just to check.
Re: Remember windows tabs?
Remember when using the "contains highly technical content" icon meant you'd see an interesting post?
Remember when el Reg could review an Android tablet with some fuckwad immediately sneering about a twelve year old version that ran Windows XP?
Life Before Eadon. How sweet it was.
Re: Closed Source Software == security risk of espionage (confidentiality violation)
I'd counter that amanfromMars deliberately tries not to make sense.
Re: Up coming
It's kind of fun, isn't it?
His post indicates that Apple will copy it which is fine, and then Microsoft will copy it WHICH IS A CRIME.
Odd little man.
Stop right there.
Assange was never a script kiddie. He predates downloading scripts to do your leet haxoring or whatever /b/ is calling it this week by at least ten years.
Re: Too true
you don't have to be a nutter to appreciate the intimate connection between economic power and political power.
You also don't have to be a nutter to see how close Obama is to Google. He pretty much has to beat through a crowd of oompah-loompahs with a baseball bat to get to his desk.
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