Re: Just desserts, an unnecessary evil or great force for good?
I understood that.
Are you ill?
3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
I understood that.
Are you ill?
I'm just shocked that an anti-terrorist law was actually used against an actual terrorist.
That must be a first.
Both appear to be rising in.market share. So....
It's weird how Chromebooks getting a sub 10% market share means Windows is dead but WP8 getting a 10% market share means WP is doomed.
> If the LAPD were equipped with these mean machines, then OJ Simpson would have got away.
Well, that would have been a huge net saving in court costs and mind-numbing TV.
Nobody needs to buy a PC to run Windows. Only the OS which will run happily on your linux box or your Mac if you so choose.
iOS is as if Samsung had released SDKs that only worked on Samsung hardware.
IDEs are also free and there isn't the added "you now need to buy a Mac" charge.
Nah, Bob works for Google's PR agency.
We eventually got a colour telly in 1983 - my dad's farm worker's salary of £13 per week not really stretching to such things. I remember walking up the fields to a neighbour's house - over a mile away - to watch the Royal Wedding in colour. My mum insisted.
I had a version of the Casio calculator; bought it myself in '85. It had most of the function keys on a membrane keyboard in the wallet/cover/thingy. Can anyone remember what model number that was?
I'm not certain which of them is more embarrassing...
> CoLP are mostly concerned with financial crime.
Not financial crime that affects actual people though. Only the stuff that might hurt big business a little tiny bit.
The maxim "everyone on the internet is wrong" is not too far out.
If something that was open source sat on as many desktops as Windows and dealt with as many bank details and credit card numbers, "virus resistant" would be a fool's dream.
Oh, hi AC.
Hold on - you got a Surface RT with Touch Cover for £323?
Then get a Surface Pro. If you;re so awesome, it must be within your amazing skills to compile an Android distro that will run on a Corei5.
What do you mean by this anyway? That you'd buy the hardware but not the software?
Also worth bearing in mind that Windows Hyper-V Server is free and will happily run linux VMs.
Not cheap, but indestructible(ish)...
Packs a Radeon HD7750, I believe. Not bad at 15.4 inch.
So you disconnected yourself utterly from the Internet too?
what's hard about setting up TFS?
Admittedly, getting it to integrate properly with Sharepoint 2013 was a pain in the arse (but mainly because the previous admin had bungled the 2010 integration...)
"ignorant twat"? Ignorant of what? My eyes are open.
At least I'm not a sneak, a grass or smug about anything.
> Do you actually want to stop, or do you feel like you should want to, due to peer pressure?
No, I don't want to but my son is seven months old. I've kept it to "at work only - may include commute" since he was born which is hard enough but there's no way I'm risking his health.
So I have to stop.
Jesus, you could have saved yourself a lot of keystrokes by just writing "I'm a smug cunt and always have been".
No, i'm trying to stop. I tried patches. I tried cold turkey. I tried pretty much everything. And I still smoke because it's a fucking addiction. I tried hypnosis, they told me I can't be hypnotised. I tried acupuncture, they told me I was perfectly aligned, whatever that means. Basically, nothing works.
This has cut my cigarette intake in half in three weeks. I'm hoping that in three months, it will have cut it to none. And then I can move away from the e-fag because why not?
I want out, Jake. Stop trying to set fire to my ropeladder.
Yeah, and you've probably got a cold and any number of other viruses.
Given the statistically non-significant amount of nicotine in e-cigarette exhaled vapour, overall human health would probably be improved far more if we banned you. Or any other human being. Or diesel fuel.
But we don't. And it helps smokers not to produce something that can definitely kill you.
This whole thing is like building a footbridge over a busy road to keep pedestrians safe only to find some prick with a placard bitching about the fact that very, very occasionally, people jump off bridges.
Like the article's author, I find it's reduced my intake. Hopefully I can kill the whole habit this way.
I never had you figured for a puritan, Jake.
"Stop enjoying things that don't affect me in any way, you scum!"
How dare anyone breathe water vapour near you?
Alternatively, snap my e-fag, I snap your index finger.
I don't really see how it's news that expensive thing launched during recession sells less than expensive thing launched at height of boom anyway.
Yeah because if EVERYONE paid attention at school jobs at Amazon would have way better conditions and pay so much more, right?
Got to love the brain-dead first-line support staff we get here who think they're better than people with real jobs. One of my friends just won GCHQ's entry-form puzzle competition. He works in Tesco's warehouse.
Because he chooses to.
Did you choose to read your script every day?
There's about 23 people who think Windows Phone means Windows Mobile (and apparently all of them post here).
7 was lighter than Vista, 8 was lighter than 7 and 8.1 is lighter than 8.
I might take you seriously if you had any idea what you're talking about.
Might as well release them, then.
Or is this a different sort thing to hide?
> Where in the article does it say the "data is being withheld"?
Since the Met Office is refusing FOIA requests, only the part where all of it.
Nobody will be will be able to afford EE's monopoly tariffs (rolled out inside the M25 only for the first 4 years) anyway.
> and he doesn't use the Internet at all (he asks his friends to surf on his behalf, and then send him the results via email).
Try reading that back to yourself.
Already out there.
But I notice that the Reg is using Chrome.
You don't - to use the Facebook and Twitter apps, poor as both are.
You do if you want social media updates in your "People" feed, which bypasses the apps entirely (and can on occasion be quite useful).
I think there are plenty of eye witnesses and physical evidence remaining in Hitler's case. Not to mention that even at Nuremberg the actual charge was "prosecuting an illegal war of aggression" which could certainly be proven, even posthumously.
And "child molester" is strictly inaccurate anyway. It is only alleged that he was predatory toward adolescents (not that this is much better but at least they're a lot less defenseless).
But you have invoked Godwin's Law on this discussion anway so you lose.
It's weird how Jimmy Savile is now a figure of revulsion based purely on allegations. I have no opinion either way - well, that's not true, I believe in "innocent until proven guilty before a jury of his peers" which hasn't happened.
So therefore, that's an innocent man. A dead innocent man who can't defend himself.
And that's pretty sad.
Yeah, but it's lovely commentard bait.
I almost suspect that something is wrong because we have't had 34 variation on "LOL M$ SUX" yet. Still, they'll roll in eventually once Barry Shitpeas is awake.
Another spamladen provider to block.
Oh, it sucked. But at IE4 (which was when all this kicked off) we were still enjoy the wonder of ActiveX. VBScript support was as bad as it got.
> How do I stop Outlook from opening links in IE even if by default browser is Firefox?
Outlook opens links in the default browser. But nice try.
MS had no browser lock-in.
The situations are comparable.
It's not about the search monopoly, for christ's sake.
What MS did was leverage a perfectly legit OS monopoly into browsers so its shoddy piece of shit ruled the world.
What Google are doing is leveraging a perfectly legit search monopoly into shopping, finance and other stuff so their shoddy pieces of shit can get all your money.
And they want to charge competitors for competing. Imagine if MS had said "oh okay, we'll hold an auction for which other browser makers offerings you get to install. They have to pay us".
That's what this is., Take off the Google Glass specs and look at the actual world.
>One is that Google today is a predatory $50bn-a year market-munching monster, and no rival is prepared to indulge it in the way they indulged Microsoft.
The commentards do, though. According to this bunch of helldesk throwbacks, Google can do no wrong.
The one that there aren't any other watches in?
>“It’s the most sold wearable watch available in the market place,”
I suspect Swatch might disagree. Most watches are wearable.
How come the Pirate Bay don't do this?
I'd quite like to see Claire Perry vs Amazon.