3071 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Those blue ones look a lot like Lumias.
Re: @dogged - Yawn.....
By default, Chrome, Firefox and Opera send your queries to Google.
I'm pretty sure we've all run into the user who opens ALL web pages by opening their browser (which has Google set as the homepage or just the FF default search page) and simply typing the URL you've given them into Google before selecting the top result.
If you don't think that indicates a potentially dangerous pervasiveness then presumably you're equally gullible about everything and have "nothing to hide so nothing to fear".
>Are you suggesting Google should be deliberately knobbled because it's too good for Microsoft to keep up, as that frankly mindset sucks ass.
But it was perfectly reasonable to knobble Microsoft for abusing their monopoly, right?
Is Google's monopoly made from magic and unicorn farts?
Why do you want Google to have all the money, Barry?
Re: evil? @Dogged
It's a book full of adverts that you never open unless you're looking for goods or services.
What it isn't is a supposedly helpful website that has content on it you wish to read but also tracks you for arseholes in the advertising industry.
Who do you work for?
Re: Yay, new standards
To be specific, one guy on the Apache project said that.
That guy is paid by Adobe, who make a metric fuckton of their income from tracking ads.
Sometimes jumping to the obvious conclusion is unhelpful.
> How would you ever find a plumber when you need one in a hurry?!
They'd look in the fucking phone book, exactly the way they used to before spamvertising parasites (and yes, Google are one of these) tried to take over the world.
Re: Just who is forced to use Google?
Nobody, but nobody was forced to use IE6 beyond the diktats of their employers and that still rates half-informed jeers of "convicted monopolist".
> Distinguishing Google's ads from others and from genuine search results can only be a problem for the terminally inattentive.
I agree with you (hence upvote), except on mobile platforms. Google's search app has no highlighting, lowlighting or other distinguishing features on its "promotional" results.
Re: A good result ?
You also won't see any reports on how Google and Apple massage their figures, is my bet. But you probably wouldn't those even if they were published because they don't satisfy your irrational hate gland.
I don't know if there's somewhere that would do that article for you with the prejudicial editorial tone you'd prefer. cultofmac.com, maybe. Or you could start your own. tinfoilhat.com might be free and a whole lot of Reg commentards would read your "analysis" and quote it as gospel quite happily.
Re: I nearly bought a Surface Pro 2 today.
> The One-size-fits-all meme that MS seems to be sprouting these days is just what the market didn't need.
Not to mention that it's an Apple trademark.
I'd say the the real expertise in programming is identifying the problem in the first place. Most things can be broken down into black boxes and state machines eventually.
Ironically, I'd say the programmer least likely to reduce his problem to the basics in this way is usually the Maths grad.
And I am one.
Re: Surface 2 vs ipad air
"Are you illiterate? Buy Android!"
I'm actually starting to wonder if Robert E A Harvey hadn't got this mixed with an iPad, which would have returned a "no" on all questions.
> Can I plug in a USB peripheral? memory stick? share data with clients?
> Can I use a USB cable to charge my phone? Headset?
> Can I connect a bluetooth headset and make a phone call? or a 3.5mm headphone/mic & join a conference call?
Yes to both.
> Can I connect a video projector on a client site? with audio?
Yes, via micro-HDMI
> Any way to use cat5 internet connections? for customer sites that don't offer wifi?
Yes, via USB->Ethernet.
> No? not really a business device then.
Except yes to all.
You're not good at this, are you?
Re: Office 2013 RT is not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities
If they have Office 365 you could buy a laptop and get full office and get some real work done.
At that price, you could. For 4 hours until your battery died.
Re: For the last time, baldie: NO START MENU = NO WIN8 ON MY NETWORK...
Have you put "Start page was far too much for my awesome technical ability to be able to cope with" on your CV yet?
Re: I have one question about 8.1 for those who have used it
Yes and no.
You can boot to desktop but if you hit the start button, you get the Start screen. Once you've set that up to how you work, it's fine.
Re: Just an idea
I think you should use whatever you like best and shut the fuck up.
Re: Ashamed to say
Select the desktop and hit ALT+F4.
Christ, these people who bitch about Win8 are computer illiterates.
Re: Great potential
"Last living NEANDERTHALS found" - or not.
They didn't find any living Neanderthals.
Stop doing this.
Steve Jobs was born in 1955 - WWII ended in 1945 - this account is obviously a complete fabrication.
Now, I don;'t believe in reincarnation but is it me or is this poster a)logically deficient or b) a massive 'tard? A WWII fighter pilot could have died at any time before 1946 and, according to the reincarnation crowd, reborn at at any time after that. So what's the problem? Exactly?
Omidyar has money to burn. He might manage something of the quality of al Jazeera without the unfortunate associations.
Re: Pointless Everyone getting PS3s
Yeah, your anecdotal unverified evidence must mean Microsoft are doomed.
Enjoy your Sony rootkits.
Re: "it smacks of a stealthy anti-piracy feature that could blow up in Microsoft's face"
Nine ah ah ah! Nine Sony Fanboys! Ah Ah Ah!
"it smacks of a stealthy anti-piracy feature that could blow up in Microsoft's face"
Sorry El Reg but you have absolutely no clue what you're whining about this time.
First, let's take the issue of piracy on consoles at all. Is there much of it? Short answer - no, not unless you wish to chop your console and lose all online/multiplayer modes anyway. Given that this is the case, what difference does it make whether some processing is optionally done over the network since you'll never be able to get on the network anyway?
Secondly, how exactly does providing AI as a service in order to take the load off the console itself restrict piracy in any way?
In short, dear author, I hope that nasty facial bruise from where your knee jerked so hard clears up soon.
Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...
@Big_Ted - yeah, because a Chromebook doesn't require learning a new interface at all, right?
Metro is mostly useless as I have a 4:3 screen and you can only run 1 app at a time in metro that way.
8.1 changes this, apparently.
Re: Offline Install
You can download the ISOs from Technet and I suspect that there are similar options for offline installs to, for example, the Office 2013 install.
Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...
She can use an Android tablet but can't learn a new interface.
Right. Remind me not to ask you to think anything through.
The linux kernel is even older and still has bugs. If it didn;t, there would be no new releases.
Re: "Everyone wants a FFC. No-one ends up using it."
Yes. Video calls are definitely niche.
Re: RT is pointless
trans: "I won;t buy a phone if it can't take selfies".
Re: LET IT DIE
Hasn't shown any betters spelling, has it?
Your disconnect with reality already makes me sad.
Re: I applaud this approach
Also, "cloud"? microsoft? don't make me laugh
Azure is the operating platform for Apple's iCloud.
Laugh that off.
Re: LET IT DIE
And they were secure because nobody used them outside of secure premises. Where they transmitted data - like, for example, teletype - they were absolutely NOT secure.
And you're a knob.
Re: I applaud this approach
Let's try to have a reasoned unbiased approach, unlike politicians and hysterical children.
On the Reg's comment boards?
Good luck with that.
"paying particular attention to any water damage"
Can't they just waterproof it with iOS7?
That would be why Google and Amazon are doing it, then (see article).
Interestingly though, we don't get an article and millions "M$ lol" comments about those.
Re: @AC - Well said!
Give me TV full of Welsh, Scottish, Geordies, Scousers, Mancs, Yorkshire, even Brummie... let my kids hear the accents of Britain, not North America.
But not the West Country, eh? Eh? Regionist!
Re: Proofreading required
This fits into a picture of making Google working to make Chrome more enterprise-friendly
whatever that means.
Re: Who would queue up at midnight for this?
Many of those queueing up are Microsoft employees. Queue up or lose your job.
Re: Microsoft Surface - the one used only by those forced to
I do not work for Microsoft or any affiliate of theirs.
I have absolute choice of OS's for my personal use and for our current development project.
My choices are - iPad for the Mrs, Lumia 920 for me (perfect hand size), Asus touchscreen ultrabook running Win8. My personal home server is debian.
For work, now that W8 is security certified, we're going with Win8 embedded on 8 inch rugged touchscreens talking to a Windows Server 2012 datacentre running ANPR over four concurrent video streams per vehicle. We made this choice after extensive testing of which form factors our client - they wear a lot of blue - preferred.
In other words, you're wrong and you're an irritating fucking troll.
Re: Which product to save?
Sony fanboy detected.
what sort of coffee?
@JDX - Oh, come on
"But it's Windows no sale" would have got at least ten upvotes!
- DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss
- Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
- Bose says today IS F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
- The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR
- Review Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats