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Firefox OS mobilises HTML5, without the added Steve Jobs

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Because the write many/run many model is so awesome?

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Re: I don't see this as an advantage.

@jaywin

of CoffeeScript if your tastes run that way and you don't mind rewriting your existing javascript to work in it.

But given how much TypeScript is starting to look like EcmaScript v6, it's not a bad bet for the future.

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Watch out Tesco Mobile: Vodafone, Sainsbury's want to eat your lunch

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Re: Hold on a second...

Downvotes from gits aside, does this mean Tesco use O2's network?

If so, that would actually make them an option in rural areas.

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Hold on a second...

O2 own half of Tesco Mobile?

I thought Tesco were an MVNO piggybacking t-Mobile?

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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

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s/two/n/

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What's the most secure desktop operating system?

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It is.

It also absolutely follows the maxim that security is a trade-off against accessibility. AS/400 is a nasty bitch.

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Re: VMS?

Digital were sadly unforthcoming in supplying replacement manuals, even to the state owned electricity company of a (at the time) booming EU nation.

Without those, privileges were seriously annoying to achieve.

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Re: VMS?

Not especially. I once got hired to firefight a VAX where the admin had changed all the passwords and then had a nervous breakdown and run off to Laos.

It wasn't that much tougher than cracking NT. Irritating more than hard.

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The one built by a competent admin

Perhaps stupidly, the easiest OS to secure is probably Windows 8 because it has built in on-by-default AV and firewall.

That doesn't mean its the most secure. I could build you debian server than would give anyone pause - in fact, that's probably the most secure OS build that I personally could produce. However, just because it runs on debian or a fork thereof doesn't mean it's secure - Exhibit A being Eadon's blog.

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HP confirms it's back in the smartphone business

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Presumably you have unimpeachable sources for this declaration?

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What's this? WP8 generates low support costs?

HP will definitely go Android then.

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Re: return of the ipaq?

I agree that Android is the most likely choice.

However -

The HP phone will definitely run Android. Anything else would be suicidal. Windows phone marketshare is in freefall

No it isn't, Barry. You want it to be but it's growing like a fungus on the corpse of Blackberry. The latest Kantar results show a continual market share rise at Blackberry's expense.

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Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling

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Re: How long ago?

If the survey was in 2010, presumably this has been rumbling for a while.

Then again, how many of the general public would have known what DropBox was in 2010?

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Facebook restricts ads running next to dodgy posts

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Re: So wait

Facebook - soon to be home of the Phallus-Avatar.

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Microsoft's MoodScope app predicts smartphones users' feelings

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Re: not going to work

The iOS default setting?

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Win 8 user? Thought that was a CAPTCHA? R is for ruh roh

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Re: So, just to make this clear...

You're right, there are vanishingly small chances of any of these not working. Vanishingly small. Multiply those probabilities to get the odds of them all not working at the same time. ooooooooooh, scary. Not.

And you qualified on the second condition by your petty choice of abusive monikers.

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So, just to make this clear...

IF you've got SmartScreen turned off AND IF you've changed UAC to allow anything to do anything AND IF you don't have any AV, including Windows Defender THEN a) this might allow somebody to execute some code on your machine and b) you're a massive retard.

Is that about right?

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Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be

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Re: Apropos of nothing..

The place I lived was so small - 11 houses, a pub and a church that opened once every month - that we had numbers from the village three miles away, which was a whole 5 times bigger!

(No Monty Python Yorkshiremen sketch here - this is actually true)

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Apropos of nothing..

386 was my phone number as a kid back in the early 70's. And the phone was the same colour scheme as that one, albeit I remember it as much less long.

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UK treasury minister sticks up for HMRC in Google tax row

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Re: Customer Relationship Managers?

Isn't that the scheme where they agree that Vodafone doesn't have to pay any tax in exchange for three big dinners and a Thai ladyboy prostitute?

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Windows 8.1: 'It's good for enterprises, too,' says Redmond

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Re: "Consultant" indeed.

I dunno. If fifteen years of UI design is meaningful, then why was there ever a Start Button in the first place? Surely the Program Manager interface was perfection?

Or previously, the DOS prompt?

And again, you're doing that thing where you forget that the desktop is still there and is actually better than the Win7 desktop in many ways and worse in er.... none.

Older is not necessarily good and new is not necessarily better. In my experience Windows 8 needs a fortnight of your time. You spend a week swearing, a week shrugging and then a currently undefined amount of time vowing to never go back.

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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?

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Windows 8.1: Here at last, but is it good enough?

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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.

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MSX: The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming!

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Re: There was a british camera industry?

Not really.

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.

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Samsung quits desktop PC biz, will stick to all-in-ones and portables

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Re: Wrong apparently...

They actually announced two new desktop units in the far East on the very day this rumour was published.

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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."

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Making the case for upgrading from Server 2003

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Re: SMB

Chopped and stir fried with black pepper and pancetta wins.

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Re: SMB

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.

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Re: no smb 2012 !!!

You might be right.

Second bet would be an SBS2011 license from ebay, I suppose. Or Scan have it.

clicky

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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.

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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.

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Re: Hyper-V

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.

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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.

Job done.

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Not work! - Firmware hacks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is great stuff, thank you.

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Re: @ deMangler - charging RazR

Mine charged from USB as soon as Motorola's drivers were installed.

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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.

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That enough, folks? Starbucks tosses £5m into UK taxman's coffers

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Re: starbucks start paying tax

Don't go mad, anon.

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A question of forum etiquette

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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.

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'That time I hired a call girl to do my taxes while I f****d my accountant'

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Re: Right John

It wasn't horrible fifteen years ago.

It is now.

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Foxconn recruiting 3,000-strong army to work on Firefox OS

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Re: 2000 - 3000 developers ?

Drivers for hardware.

The kernel and UI are the easy bit. Actually making all the bits work, that's hard.

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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.

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Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant's squirm up greasy pole

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A handkerchief might be useful, though.

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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@Dogged. I think you go too far

Perhaps.

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.

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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.

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When Apple needs speed and security in Mac OS X, it turns to Microsoft

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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."

See?

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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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.

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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.

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