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> implying that anything on Linux is invulnerable
I need a "barely suppressed laughter" icon.
Evil Dick is Clinton's thing. And how exactly was I racist?
Ouch. I mean seriously, ouch. "sub-Evanescence" may be the worst insult I've seen since "a bit like Coldplay".
A playlist suggested by most of those spreading stuff about Obama could be limited to "Straight Up Nigga" by Ice T on a loop.
Because that is, after all, their REAL problem with the guy.
@John A Blackley
"a television out there with a built-in computer". "actual all-in-one piece of kit".
I think there may be one or two, yes.
This link is only for information. I do not advise ANYONE to buy from PC World. I active advise everyone not to buy from PC World, in fact.
just as safe there as it is anywhere else
Not true, sadly.
The USA PATRIOT act means that ANY data held by any company registered in the USA can be seized by us.gov at any time. If you work on secure sites (as I often do), that is unacceptable. Whereas an internal network share would be perfectly fine (given the usual AD lockdown) as it bypasses Microsoft (and the phone carrier) entirely.
None of the current crop of Windows Phones is acceptable on a secure site anyway though - they've all got cameras.
I used 2K right up until XPSpack2 simply because I felt no need to upgrade.
Apple TV is a joke at any practical level. Oh sure, if they actually make a telly* that might change things (i doubt it) but you'd have to be deep, deep in the "Personal Enemy of Xenu" level of the cult before you got one of these things for itself rather than as an XBMC box.
*We still have only rumours about a telly. And yet there is already industry puff, PR and scrambling. If I were Apple I'd vigorously refuse to answer (planted) questions about working on a iFridge just to see what the industry press does.
Cop: Prove you were the one using your Oyster Card
You: Wait, that's not how it goes, you have to prove things, not me.
Cop: Terrorist. Take him away.
What is this, Occupy Redmond?
If you don't like it, use win7. If you don't like the way it works on ARM then you can use the current Windows on ARM... oh wait, no you can't. Basically, this is a push to a new market. If you're not in that market, it's not your problem.
Just as a big FYI -
You can take Barry Shitpeas' word for what Win8 on ARM™ will do, or you could always just read what Steven Sinofsky has to say here:
Or you could look at both and decide for yourselves which has a better knowledge of the platform.
No, it was my own fault. I tried to call a delegate to a memory cache call which is specifically called out as horrible practice on MSDN and pretty much everywhere else. Should have known better, wasn't thinking.
Win7 has crashed on me twice, with one actual BSoD.
I can't blame it, I was coding DirectX in C++. These things happen when you're tired.
There may be some XBox fanboys out there, I suppose.
Personally, I AM looking forward to Win8 because... well, I wasn't. I didn't care much about it at all until I got an Android tablet.
Now, I'm certain that many people love their Android tablets and good for them, may they continue to enjoy their purchases, I wish them well. But I hate mine. It's tremendously limited and limiting. Using it for more than ten minutes makes me hate the imperfections and the missing functionality. And THEN, of course, I think "oh no problem, reach for the development environment... there isn't one". I'd have to go back to a PC to fix the holes (holes that I perceive and may not concern others for an instant, this is important) on the device that's supposed to make my life easier?
No. It's too crippled as a platform. For me, that is.
It's like being into SCUBA, I suppose. If you buy a splashproof watch, you're fine unless you're into SCUBA. Then you need something more fit for purpose.
You're full of shit, Barry.
The dev kit for the Developer Preview (basically, an earlier beta than this release by _months_) includes a full .NET runtime. That's how you can develop for .NET with it.
I love the way you're hating on a preview product that doesn't even exist yet. Anyone might think you felt a little.... threatened?
In the same way that, for example, I suspect it will be all but impossible to install Win8 on an iPad2, I think it's highly unlikely that MS are ever going to release an install firmware for tablets that aren't designed for purpose.
It's not like buying a copy of Win7 from PC World. At all.
I agree and would also wholeheartedly recommend an iPad to a Mac/iPhone user. Er... wait... no I wouldn't. I'd only recommend it if they had a requirement for such a device. But basically, yes. If you're already bought into one way of doing things, keeping it makes sense.
"Lenovo Thinkpad [..] will be able to run Windows 8"
I doubt it, it doesn't have the UEFI gubbins going on.
16GB is pretty good, for free.
But the article is wrong. SkyDrive is 25GB for free, not 5GB. You get 5GB with "Mesh" which autosynchs but 25GB you can manually do stuff with.
(the Mesh 5GB is considered a subset of the overall SkyDrive 25GB so sadly you can't get 30GB for free. A pity).
"another country will come riding to their aid"
Like France, Spain and Holland, you mean?
Agreed completely, and that's kind of the point. Any competent admin will do their best to lack that shit down as far as is possible given the company's requirements.
In suggesting that those who cracked Foxcon simply bought or downloaded a script, our AC above is actually mocking their network, not the crackers. And the thing is, if Foxcon were THAT easy to crack, somebody (likely some environmental group or ethical labour campaigners) would have done it long ago.
A firewall is like any other wall. If it stays up for a long period of time without any unauthorized individuals getting through, you've done it well. If you've done it well, getting past it is not trivial (from the outside).
I'm not aware of any free or purchased scripts which can compromise a firewall-based system such as Foxcon's without major penetration testing and refinement (usually noticeable) or being run internally.
I know it makes shit-tier sysadmins (such as many Reg ACs) feel cool to think they're somehow skilled beyond the people who make them look like idiots so perhaps this unwarranted name-calling is related?
That makes no sense.
We've been given values for mass and velocity from which we can easily calculate momentum (p = mv), in that we're given 1 imperial ton and 100 mph for m and v respectively.
Now, when you scale up the mass to a London bus (7.7 tons) that momentum should remain equal thus p = mv = 100 * 1 = 7.7*12.99.
The megaJoules measurement is irrelevant since at no point are we supplied acceleration and cannot infer it from the given values. One Joule is equal to the energy expended in applying a force of one newton through a distance of one metre. We could convert miles per hour to meters per second but that won't help us calculate a force (m*a).
A London routemaster weighs 7 tons 14cwt unladen according ot the internets, which means to match the force of a 1ton object moving at 100mph, it would have to move at 100/7.7mph or in real money, 12.99 miles per hour (2 decimal places).
Not all that fast.
I thought we established that licensing was FAT/FAT32 related and thus is, er, not essential for a phone and thus is also, er, exempt from FRAND.
You might be able to post clickable links :(
Stop saying those names.
As I recall, accusing someone of being a corporate shill against the <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/01/register_comments_guidelines/">house rules</a>
Also, I get to see if I can do that linky thing that "powerusers" can do.
Dude, what the hell is wrong with you?
It's not football teams. You're not helping anyone. "Android FTW"? Are you 12?
I would like Apple to cease their anticompetitive legal practices. I would like to see more products competing in the smartphone arena in order to produce better value for consumers. That doesn't make some kind of Holy War or spectator sport, you knob.
I'd kill for a bacon sarnie right now.
You're right about drop-proof but "clamshell" always used to cover most of that. My old Moto RAZR V3 took one hell of a bashing but is still a serviceable backup phone when required. And yes yes yes on the battery life thing. The sad part being, that's really where Nokia could make a huge difference.
To the other poster - just one. But three in my coffee, please.
When MOST buyers see "Microsoft" they don't think about it at all. If you were right, there would be no XBox and lo! There seems to be an XBox market doing very nicely thank you.
Your argument applies only to a proportion of nerds. That proportion is _currently_ the segment of the population buying smartphones (along with Apple cultists) but it is the tiniest fragment of the actual potential market.