What possible reason (other than that you don't like Microsoft) could there be for it to be a lie? Seriously, what possible reason?
4049 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Re: Its that Tuesday time of the month again.
Looks like your Windows 7 update is not a Windows 7 update but an Office update.
These two things are not one thing.
I expect they could be but if they were then various people would complain.
Re: Just a drop?
> Actually, comparing U2 to religion is not that much of a stretch . . .
It's interesting that they chose to join up with the Apple cultists, then.
Re: Enforced career changes
Probably. Can you code? My inbox is always heaving with pimps offering contracts these days.
Re: What would happen if
> It's probably also SSL/TLS encrypted and uses the same channels as the update system, meaning breaking the spyware also breaks your update system, leaving you open to malware attack.
ONLY if it's intended for use in the long term. Otherwise there's no reason why it should be.
Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software
The ribbon is fine. What are you, a secretary? You memorized every option in a bloody word processor? You count beans with your spreadsheet? You shit on humanity with your Powerpoints?
Then I don't know what you are but you are not an IT pro.
Note that there is no ribbon in Visual Studio and it only exists in applications used by people who don't do IT.
Personally, I quite like it. It means when I am forced to write a spec document I don't need a fucking map to find "indent".
Re: rant-like journalism
I have a short attention span (with periods of hyperfocus during which I will forget everything else (code marathons happen) but sadly amphetamine just makes me twitchy, inclined to talk bollocks at high speed and susceptible to dance music or mundane household chores. Not compatible with work, in other words.
Some people just have busy brains.
Re: L stands for ?
Re: That's weird.
That line is still there, I note.
Re: Good for windows, bad for programming
His rates do go some way toward explaining their insane prices.
"Windows Programming Foundation"
Re: A few points
I never wanted a camera on my phone.
"There is no internet — it's lots of networks talking."
That's what internetworking is.
it's marked "Promo" pretty clearly on the front-page and in the article.
I've heard good things about SignalR. Is this free?
" I was gagging for some button-flicking interaction"
Getting silence out of Beats headphones would be a major upgrade.
Re: I've been to Switzerland
Re: I think Murdoch would have to be a Microsoft guy
> No, he's gotta stick with Microsoft, closed source, pure capitalist, that's more his speed
Really? I'd have thought OSX+iOS's history of "stolen from open source and government funded exercise and now sold at a profit" would work perfectly for him.
If you're talking criminal convictions then those can't be given in evidence at a trial anyway.
> I bet the majority of requests are from felons
Even if they are, time served is time served. If time is served and the conviction "spent" then the debt to society is paid and it is illegal for you to discriminate based on it. Illegal, as in, you would be committing a crime if you did so.
So a) why do you want this on record? and b) are you happy for the crime you commit in discriminating based upon it to also be permanently on record?
Re: Other search engines?
> Does anybody knows if this "right to be forgotten" thing applies to all search engines even future ones?
It does because it's the law. Google are just the only ones crying about it.
> A spokeswoman at O2 told the paper, “All O2 responses are validated by the disclosure team to ensure that each request is lawful and the data provided is commensurate with the request”.
Well damn. So there IS a reason to stay with O2.
Re: Sponsored content
Oh, we know that. But seriously, this HAS led to what looks like (to the untutored eye) the Reg endorsing the fine, upstanding and glorious network capabilities of EE, a company who routinely lie on their coverage maps and overcharge for everything.
Are there plans for an article about what a bunch of thieving cockwombles EE are?
I mean, "biting the hand..."
Also, truth in journalism.
Cesare Borgia only failed at the very end.
> I don't know. I've been trying to get to 2500 global downvotes on El Reg for like 8 months.
Claim to own a Windows Phone. Job done.
Ah. I think we have a communication error here.
I suspect the OP referred to IS in the context of "Islamic State" given the references to psychopaths and sadists. Not an IT department with a confusing name.
Re: But how do the canvassers know
Can you imagine the responses you'd get if you posted their questionnaire on /b/?
who does that?
I mean, seriously, there's OS-advocacy trolls that we can all deal with but that's a bit out there, isn't it?
Good luck with that touchscreen.
Re: Windows 8
What part of this aren't you getting?
Re: Spot on
> In Victorian times, Britain was the world leader in innovation.
Wait, Alan Turing was a Victorian now?
Re: Windows Tax obfuscated again
If the screen size is even microns under 10" diagonal, there is no Windows tax.
Re: What did people expect?
> Do you have a patch submission that they rejected, based on the fact that you're not an employee of Google, that you could provide a link to? I'm curious.
You don't get reasons for patch refusals. Just refusals if you're lucky or, more usually, absolutely nothing.
Re: What did people expect?
> This is true of a lot of FOSS unless you are accepted as a contributor
But at least you can be accepted as a contributor. The only way to be accepted as an Android contributor is to work for Google on the Android team.
Stop obfuscating the issue.
> I'm pretty sure if you fixed a bug someone on the android team would take it and merge it.
Having done exactly this, I'm absolutely certain they won't.
Re: What did people expect?
> That sounds free to me.... ?
It's free but it's not FOSS. You can't submit code to Android. You can look at it but that's pretty much all you can do.
Re: Antactica is melting too
Alternatively, the climate models are (as anyone with any kind of rational thought process could tell you) wrong because they are trying to model a system with approaching-infinite variables and only weak guesses at the internal processes.
Note that I make no judgements on what's going on - that's a matter for your own scientific-scepticism/credulity/belief-system (delete as appropriate). Only that somebody created a model which was designed to show that the icecaps would melt and it that it was wrong.
Re: Oracle are most definitely evil
I don't like Google any more than you (apparently) do because selling people is wrong whether or not the people in question are digital reconstructions of dubious accuracy.
However, if it is found that APIs are subject to copyright, the knock-on effects will be enormous. For example, remember that the API normally called XmlHttpRequest or XHR was created by (and would be presumably owned by and subject to license fees payable to) Microsoft.
And that's just one example. There are millions.
Re: O/T: Mountain Rescue
Thank you for doing that, AC. I don't think Mountain Rescue (or the RNLI) get enough recognition for the voluntary lifesaving work they do.
It really is appreciated.
Re: Perspective people.
From the article - "she was arrested in New York State on drugs charges".
Not, you'll note, "she was convicted in New York State of drug charges". Innocent until... Not to mention that no detail is given about these charges. It could have been a quarter of weed. It could have been some under the counter meds.
Would somebody who (to our knowledge) has not been convicted of any offence but was once arrested for something this trivial be fair game in your opinion?
If so, are you a law enforcement official?
OH MY GOD APPLE HAVE INVENTED THE SURFACE
I don't think we're anywhere near "Peak Lenovo" yet, though.
Re: No one ever reads the EULA.
> that is why the font is size 3 or 4
That's funny, the Win10 EULA I got was 10-point Verdana.
Did you get a different version?
Re: At Microsoft...
There will be no apologists because there is no issue unless this exists in production code.
Google data-mine betas as well. Nobody cries about that. Not even apologists. They don't even cry all that much when Google data-mines production code because it's understood these days that selling you (ie, the digital slave trade) is what Google do.
If this is in production code you may see apologists. What you won't see are any Win10 installs in my house or workplace.
Re: If they are seriously expecting me to read the entire license agreement
If they were charging you for the software you were licensing, that might work.
This is a free beta.