3071 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Re: Welcome to the Muppet Show
I should really just let him spew his bile everywhere and either never read comments or find a different site, I guess. The sad part is once upon a time, I would probably have agreed with him (although not with his rampant obsession). At age 43 with less idealism and more realism, I can admit that I was wrong about MS. They're just a company that makes and sells software and Bill Gates is not the devil; he's a man doing his best for people. The older I get and the more I learn, the more I think that even Steve Ballmer is just a guy who loves Microsoft (I don't think this can be argued, actually) and just wants it to make the best stuff.
Oddly, I prefer that to a company that collects and sells data about people so although I can't see that I'll ever replace linux/debian as OS/distro of choice, the whole new "ANDROID IS THE WAY AND THE TRUTH" thing disturbs me. For a start, it's the least "open" linux distro ever created.
Second, its job is to be spyware. I'll take MS over that any day of the week. At least they don't pretend their code is open source.
Re: unknown details on Microsoft Nokia deal
Several long time experts in the field of business cooperatives of this nature
all of whom wear hats made from tinfoil, by any chance?
Re: Still Hope for Nokia
And because Android requires far fewer resources to run, then it could be made into a lighter, more powerful phone with a smaller battery and improved battery life.
You ass, you made me spit coffee.
Re: ELOP FAIL
:@Eadon - you clearly never used a Zune. Or saw one. Or, especially listened to one.
The interface worked, as a music player. The sound quality was good, genuinely good. As opposed to the iPod which sounds like somebody pissed in the audio jack. Not as good as a Cowon unit but still, really very good.
Desktop linux is held up by
1) Nobody cares about it. Thus is meets your own standards for "should be burned with fire and all those responsible for it and/or who use it should be immediately shot" as seen with Windows Phone. Your logic is that an OS the general public isn't buying is crap, right?
2) Lack of productivity software. This has got better over the years but by that time, nobody cared.
3) Horrible, horrible documentation. The documentation for linux is a paper bag full of vomit coughed up by the Aspberger's Syndrome brigade. It's about as user-friendly as shotgun to the balls. Show a finance director the documentation for desktop linux (and then explain how none of his software will work, none of the people who get paid to do things will be able to do things without buying a metric fuckload of training and the printer will cry in the corner) and see how quickly any office where people actually do work adopts it. Shortly after Satan snowshoes to the office, is the truth of the matter.
As for washing my mouth out with soap? Come to South Wales and try it, you gaping pustulent clunge.
Re: 'Nokia has started to deliver very attractive products again'
How many Androids were sold in the first two years of the OS's life?
Re: ELOP FAIL
Oh, what the hell, let's do this.
The Win Pho 7 and Win Pho 8 are to the iPhone and Android what the Zune was to the iPod.
Excellent devices crippled by an utter lack of marketing and interest from the manufacturer? Hmm. If you say so.
(Incidentally, post a valid criticism of the Zune beyond market share, if you can. And remember that market share applies to linux and desktop Windows as well, you hypocrite).
That these phone operating systems would fail was beyond all reasonable doubt. 
So when taking a deep risk, it's best to have a Plan B, but Nokia has no Plan B. At least not officially. There is no hope for a recovery of MS in the mobile market as that market is maturing now  and the existing players are controlling it, Apple at the prestige end (more or less) - (unlikely since iPhones are everywhere so hardly "presige") - and Android has the rest wrapped up - in the USA, everywhere else is wide open - with Blackberry providing the 3rd place alternative - because any more than one alternative would be a CRIME AGAINST GOD right?
Nokia's entire strategy has failed. - making a profit is a huge failure, everyone knows that(?) - It was known to have failed with the Win Pho 7 but they repeated the same recipe for disaster with Win Pho 8 - with even more dire consequences I predicted all this on the Reg two years ago you predict it roughly every eighteen minutes, you boring twat - and a few times [correction - a thousand times. However, repeating a lie doesn't make it true. Goebbels was wrong- in the intervening months :-) Truly, my friends, It is not even a hyperbolic exaggeration to point out:
[usual all caps bag of excrement deleted]
I wish you'd fuck off.
Pretty much this. And if RT is the way forward, at least give us a fucking development environment on it.
I like the idea of convertible laptop but my major use case for a laptop is software design. Not possible on RT as it stands.
One wonders why they're not making, er tablets. Since those seem to be popular.
some 'tard blames this on Microsoft.
I have a list of likely 'tards right here.....
Re: Wet blanket time
It might be a way to make the bastards actually use the money from the "road fund license" for, y'know, roads.
Instead of pissing it away on MP's expenses like they do now.
Re: And here is the fault.
An email provider with a shitty IMAP implementation?
Alas, even this still looks desperate to be like Google.
Re: Maybe some more detail on my setup
I'm seriously impressed at how capable - and cheap! - HP Microservers are.
Mine was around £140 including the rebate before adding HDDs.
Re: OK own up
Good thinking. My two small, square boxes look pretty sad against the lists we're seeing here.
I have no idea how they made the article, to be honest.
Re: I'm not Eadon...
Hate to pop your paranoia but I don't believe there are such creatures on the Reg boards. Even RICHTO is pretty much a reaction to Eadon, Bob Vistakin, Barry Shitpeas and Mrs Barry Shitpeas (I only noticed the other day that "Philomena Cunk" is another Charlie Brooker character, insert facepalm here).
The "shilltards" here seem to be confined to linux and Android.
For the record, I work for a small development company in South Wales at the moment.
Re: " ENGLISH citizen"?@Spanners
Not really, I lived and worked in Scotland for a couple of years. It was great.
Glasgow > Edinburgh, btw.
I don't want to be watched all the time. I support kids wearing hoodies to avoid it. Good for them.
Also, I hope they shit on your doorstep.
Re: Security issues
Androids are more secure than windows laptops or tablets
Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down???
I'd happily have BYOD if it meant I could bring a Linux box to work
Do you need a linux box in McDonalds these days?
Re: Where are the register Linux server guides
Error - assumes he knows anything.
I daresay daddy has some publicly-funded things he'd rather keep out of the spotlight too.
Oliver North could probably say for certain.
I normally drink coffee. Tea is maybe a once-per-month thing.
On the other hand, my gran used to make leaf tea in a teapot when I was a child. Somehow, the whole kitchen smelled of it.
At some point, I'm going to have to make some, if only for that smell.
(misty nostalgia icon, please).
Re: "About to outsource your IT?"
I was hoping you'd misread the I as an F.
"About to outsource your IT?"
Then shouldn't you be reading the FT instead of the Register?
Re: Are they all different jobs?
I don't know, but Anna and the reporter who compiled the list seem to have an issue with the technologies involved.
C# and C round out the top three. .NET was the fourth
Mono aside (it's a vanishingly small percentage of the C# platform), you can't do C# without .NET. And yet .NET is fourth. Except that it can't be, because C# is second.
So what we have here is either a) the .NET figure actually refers to VB or .NET is actually second, being C#+VB or the stupid recruiters get their data from equally stupid HR departments and thus the whole table is pretty much meaningless.
Re: MS vs Google patent wars
As I recall, didn't Motorola sue MS before the Android patent thing started? And long before Google bought (and shat on) Motorola?
Re: MS Surface pro FAIL
There you go with the "shill" thing again, Eadon.
Will you never learn?
Re: Into Africa
... are you off your meds?
Re: Into Africa
OK Wintards, two points - first Gates is a robber baron and got his fortune through back stabbing honest partners and competitors. He did so illegally and the DOJ declared his practices as illegal. So it's not his money, he stole it
Really. Bill Gates is illegally a billionaire.
I rather doubt that.
But you're definitely a cunt.
Re: WP8 phones in Africa
The whitespace availability should negate the double-SIM issue, I suppose.
Re: WP8 phones in Africa
Out of interest, why is it funnier than any other smartphone OS?
Expense? This is a Huawei Ascend - it'll probably match any price available on handsets running a different smartphone OS. Huawei are good at low cost.
Re: Into Africa
Eadon, that man's money and how he uses it have saved hundreds of thousands of lives, brought people decent water, vaccinated against diseases and pushed down infant mortality rates.
What have you done, except post bullshit on the Register that makes you look like a cunt?
Re: "Responsive Design"
rear wheel drive?
Re: Luckily for most who will even consider having servers at home...
There are ways around it. Many NAS boxes are capable little servers. I have two HP boxes, a Mini running two debian VMs and a Mediasmart 495 (hardware hacked for decent chip and 8GB of RAM) running Windows Server 2012 with one extra 2012 VM for exchange and SQL.
These are quiet, quiet little boxes. Low-power, too. And the hot-swappable drives are a real bonus.
Re: @Eadon Re "- Microsoft are paying you well for your ill-informed FUD, I trust?"
What amuses me is nine downvotes (and counting) for suggesting a possibility.
Not an opinion, a possibility.
Either a) people can't read and simply assume
or b) at least nine people have an entirely different reason to downvote anything which even suggests that Android may be less than perfect.
I can't think of reason. Eadon almost certainly could.
Maybe it's less crashy and malware-prone than Android?
(Note - not saying it is, just that it may be).
Is there a reason you've totally hidden the "comments" box?
On topic, I'd quite like one of these. I'd like one even more if MS had been good enough to compile an ARM port of VS2012 I could download, or even buy if necessary.
However, if I have to buy my productivity software or if (as now) it simply doesn't exist, £699 is too much money.
Given that they've reviewed the Surface Pro and a Dell WinRT tablet, it could just be an Eadon-suppresion measure.
I notice the last Hardware story has no comments. Probably because there's no visible way of adding one.
MySql has less features than a proper database, agreed. Being a proper bloody database, for a start. However, it certainly isn't faster by any measure at all.
Oracle, PostgreSQL and SQL Server all make it look like it's emulating a 286 to run on.
" Microsoft is following Apple's lead"
in opening stores where it's been proven that people want to buy computers?
How underhanded and generally awful of them.
Re: Master Hacker ?
I was expecting it to be Matt Bryant who called McKinnon a "script kiddie".
This story's going to make poor old Matt's head explode.
Re: Difference between Partnering and Ownership - DELL FAIL
Dell makes money from Linux servers
Mark Cathcart said above (a Dell employee, no less) that Dell makes money from bare metal. Not linux servers. Not Windows servers. Bare metal.
IOW, your whole premise is just the usual wish-fulfillment bullshit.
Yes, but you always predict the death of Microsoft and recommend people to go join your beloved data-stealing Google every time you post anything at all.
Frankly, it's boring.
Re: Interesting that Dell referred to Silverlake and did not say anything about MS.
You don't need to be a genius to see how any comment from Eadon will pan out. Even if the article is about astronomy.
Re: Crud generators.
Mountain Rescue != Radio HAMs.
But nice try.
Basically, if you can set up a full HAM kit somewhere then you've got power. If you've got power, a landline isn't surprising. If you can't have a landline you'll probably have a satellite phone.
What you won't do is spend weeks upon weeks listening to static and truckers and growing a beard you could lose a goat in.
Re: Crud generators.
What, is a 999 call from a landline too easy for you?
Re: Crud generators.
Well no, but by the same token it won't sit there smelling of unwashed crusty radio HAM and talking about the finer points of Klingon etiquette in the 99.999999999% of time that emergencies aren't happening.
How many lives have you saved?
Who spends millions upon millions lobbying the US Government?
Who wants ALL the data?
Looks Googly to me.
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