Damn you Montenegro!
There goes about 80% of the profit on my new *.sideways and *.backwards TLDs.
4855 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
There goes about 80% of the profit on my new *.sideways and *.backwards TLDs.
> I don't know why you think that Google should write Windows Phone apps.
I don't. However, when they don't write them and MS write them instead and then Google disbarr the MS app from their APIs, something is going on. Did MS's app "break the terms of service"? Yes, because it did not include Youtube ads because Google refused to allow MS access to their ad API.
Not that you ever admit it, but this did actually happen with the Youtube app. Twice.
> The idea of identical code working on all platforms has been tried so often and just doesn't work. Pick the example of your choice, HTML and the web? Java? CP/M? Unix?
But this is about three (or four, counting the XBone) platforms that MS have absolute control over.
That hasn't been done before.
upvote for nostalgia.
(truncation stopped with WP7).
because that's working so well for Blackberry?
And forget about Android apps. Google won't even supply a WP version of Youtube, let alone allow MS to use their app store.
That NFC ring for opening your front door looks handy. Especially when carrying all the shopping.
> ith Windows 95 they included access to the (original) MSN which was a closed network only for Windows 95 users. To get access to the internet the later !Plus Pack was required (or 3rd party networking).
Really? I don't remember anything being locked down (if you could remember a URL).
Then again, I was a Navigator user at the time. On Slowlaris.
Thank you for the link to John Rabe. Fascinating. And rather sad.
> everyone will call them the same thing and try to buy them in the same place
I doubt that that Windows Store software is stupid enough to allow W10 apps to be bought and downloaded on Win8.x
They might call them the same thing but they won't be buying them unless they can run them.
Tim's wrong on that one anyway. The two staples were bread and pottage, pottage being "whatever you've got boiled in a pot until you can eat it. With bread". Similarity in word to the French "potage" is absolutely intentional.
STOP DOING THAT
> feeding people for under a buck a day per head isn't exactly rocket science
That's true. It's economics.
Specifically, the only way you can reliably manage it in current Western culture is via economies of scale. A factory-kitchen feeding 5000 kids and distributing meals to schools will probably do so for under $1/day by exploiting those economies of scale. However, you don't need to be Jamie Oliver to realize that the food in question is never going to be exactly great. Or nutritious. Or sustaining.
Could i - personally - feed myself for less than £1/day? For a week? Sure. A few rabbit snares, fishing with worms (it's not cheating when you're starving), maybe 5p for a handful of raisins to take a couple of pheasants with.... none of these are an option if you live somewhere urban (unless you enjoy the taste of fox or cat or you decide bin-diving outside Tesco is allowed). Almost none of these are an option for kids.
And don't pretend you do it, either. Not without a freezer and fridge at least. Seriously man, I'm with Tim on this one. "Raising awareness" is almost always bullshit and often actively counter-productive but this challenge - raise a few quid and actually start to get an idea of how the other half lives - cannot be a bad thing. Why do you have to scorn even this? Isn't sneering at every single new piece of technology that arrives enough for you? Who pissed in your cornflakes? And did you still count them toward your $1.25/day?
> After all, that's something I can never loose...
See me after class.
> Google's ethical principles
can't. stop. laughing.
> ..yet the majority of CM users first action is installing the Google software that so offends you!
It doesn't offend me, it is what it is. But Cyanogen have stated that they want to build a wholly open source Android distro that doesn't rely on Google which makes some sense because it's no longer possible to build a wholly open source Android distro that does rely on Google.
Always remember to thumb down information with cites if that information is not what you wish it was.
No, they weren't participating in this funding round.
While Microsoft and Cyanogen failed to strike an investment deal, talks between the two illustrate how Microsoft is trying to get its applications and services on rival operating systems, a key goal embraced by Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Microsoft has in the past complained that Google Inc., which manages Android, has blocked its programs from the operating system.
> why distance itself from core android?
Because core Android is being left to die by Google, who continually shift more and more functionality into the wholly proprietary and closed-source Google Play.
Short version, Android isn't open any more (or rather, what's open is barely functional).
Does PlusNet (for example) count as "BT Broadband" for the definition of who's a customer?
Pretty much, yeah :)
Adobe Web Platform Team are among the largest UI/UX contributors to Chrome and about a third of the way down the list on Firefox.
Just don't let them anywhere near scripting.
feasible, given asm.js but nightmarishly difficult. I wouldn't want to try it.
Another danger is inappropriate speed limits.
For example, three years ago a car full of teenagers doing about 90mph on a blind bend smashed through the trees and killed all occupants just outside Devizes. The council, in their "wisdom" have responded by making the whole 3 mile stretch a 30mph zone (previously it was National Limit).
Any experienced driver using this clear, wide country A road with only one bend will find themselves doing at least 40 (especially those massive arseholes who do 40 all the time in every zone, but I digress) and those who actually stick to the limit get overtaken and that is going to lead to accidents.
The council naturally see it as a way to plant speed traps and gain revenue but it's making an accident into a tragedy.
> Anyone spotted any dino-tech on the moon?
Iron Sky 2, anyone?
Add up 25 telegraph poles and it's going to look pretty similar.
Well, I don't like them one little bit but it seems that actually, they have a point.
If cell towers make less money than the land rental (set by HMG) they cost to site, there's a problem. Especially if a similar footprint such as a telephone pole costs BT effectively fuck all.
One thing that does rather add to the confusion is tax. Not jumping on the "Vodafone owes me a gazillion pounds" bandwagon here - simply pointing out that equipment site rental is a wholly tax-deductible expense for everyone else. Is it not deductible for MNOs? If not, why not? If so, why aren't they deducting it?
BizTalk is awful.
Almost as awful as all of its competition.
> Have you also given HoloLens a go? No? Could that be because all we've had a chance to find out about HoloLens are hardware mock-ups (they wouldn't let anyone show the *actual* hardware used) and the gushing of carefully selected tech media types (well known for their ethics and objectivity)?
except that those journalists actually tried it. Even the Verge tried it and they're basically a marketing wing of Apple. Even the Register tried it and the Reg is where you come for your daily hate-chant, right?
Piss off back to Slashdot, you troll.
> For Industrial and medical uses (eg. use during surgery), however, Glass has no equivalent AFAIK.
You might be right - although the hololens "plumbing" demonstration indicates not - but how are those sectors useful to Google? There's no real data to slurp and sell on.
It's not dead until they have some other means of sucking up all information from billions of people all the time including where they go, what they see, what interests them about what they see, who they meet, what they say, what they don't know and what they buy when they're not even using the interwebs.
They were never Glassholes. They were tiny eyes of Sauron.
That makes no sense whatsoever, AC. The compiler is installed sure but it's not been a part of any VS install I've used in years. And the runtime only deals with intermediate language.
> JScript.NET has existed since .NET 1.0 was released in 2002. However, it hasn't been tracking ECMAScript releases, being approximately based on ES3.
I don't think I've even seen JScript.NET installed since about 2003. I honestly thought it was dead.
Are war crimes worse than aiding and abetting the sale of fake and potentially lethal pharmaceuticals?
> Goddam, what absolute bastards!
I mostly agree but when the adverts are basically blood money - and those illegal pharmaceuticals fall right into that category - then it becomes less a case of business as usual and more a case of organized crime.
I used to think that too, and then I followed the reporting on Ars Technica.
It turns out that yes, the MPAA did donate to Jim Hood's election campaign but only about $3000 - less than one hundredth of the total funds he raised. He's not owned by them and they don't do him any favours - his opponent, however, was a big "let's make copyright illegal!" guy so they weren't without motive.
Basically though, your conspiracy theory is a dud.
Seems to be very popular though. You'd almost think that it turned up every time someone searched for "Jim Hood" on a popular search engine...
> Linux grew as a direct response to Microsoft's monopolist actions and snuffing software rivals but now Google is effectively "killing" *information*.
Really? And here was me thinking it grew because a lot of people - including me - had a desire to run UNIX-like environment on hardware that didn't cost ten years' salary.
I like Maplins. I agree some of the stock is crappy and they're edging into turf already held by Halfords on quite a lot of the motoring gear (although Maplins are much cheaper and Halfords are bastards).
I also agree with a poster above who stated that the way to success would be to do electronics clubs, make your own drone weekends, ATX Case modding (Dremel 101!)...
All these places used to be great because they had public support. Now, thanks to Amazon, Scan and (in the US) Newegg, that support has gone and the retailers need to build it back up.
what worries me is the assumption that CIOs need a "non-techies guide". If they need a non-technical guide, they should not be CIOs.
the worst thing about energy-saving lightbulbs is how long it takes to have an idea.
Those companies didn't exist in 1912 or 1985, you bell end.
We're talking about market valuations, not astrology. The difference is that market valuations sometimes reflect reality.
If there's no long-term investment, what's a mortgage?
I thought being warm wasn't going to be the problem?
Welcome to everywhere. There is literally nowhere this kind of thing doesn't happen. You just don't see it because either a) you're not paying attention b) you're lucky enough to have a different lifestyle and/or c) you don't watch Channel 4 documentaries
> A payment backlog of six months was considered good.
when it comes to agricultural payments, 6 months is amazingly good. You tend to think in terms of 18 months to two years or three if Margaret Beckett is in charge. Unless you're not a farmer but an "agribusiness" - then you get your money pretty quickly. The UK Government loves giving money to rich people.
Are you absolutely certain about that, Tim?
Given a decent implementation of WPF on OSX or $preferred_shell along with MSBuild and .NET Core, I really can't see why not.
It's not a money thing - VS Community is already free.
The shamrock isn't really a symbol of anything (except possibly the Trinity if you happen to be Sister Robbie Coltrane). The symbol for Ireland is the harp.