Re: Baldy, Baldy, Bastard...
Careful, oh liker of crisps.
4671 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
> What is not acceptable is abusing and making threats to harm/rape/kill someone because you disagree with them.
Which is why we already have laws against it. No new ones required.
This is the same reasoning that forced kids to learn Latin (and I should know because I had to) which was eventually discarded as an absolute waste of time.
It's a different waste of time if it's code, is it? A useful waste of time? "Oh, we're teaching them to think?"
Fuck that. Teach them something you can use and make actual things that don't suck with. Then they will make actual things.
Pascal is electronic Batik.
Because it's wasted knowledge. You will literally never use it outside of education.
I wouldn't teach Java either. It only just got lambdas, for christ's sake. As for working sensibly with an expando equivalent - forget it.
I can't recommend python because I don't know it and have never felt the urge to learn it. It might be perfect or it might just be something that people who are bad at C++ like to tell me is wonderful. I try not to judge.
Is this thing using some kind of graphical logic loop or is it using VB?
I'd be cautious about teaching kids VB as a starter language. It can create some horrible syntactic habits in older programmers, god knows what case-ignorance and polymorphism without inheritance could do to kids.
F#? .... actually, you could do a lot worse. It'd be good for their maths skills too.
I'd go with "until" rather than unless, but your point is well made.
And I'm sure the Powers That Be will wholeheartedly support such an arrangement.
It would be sexism if AMD had said "she's only a woman so we're paying her less".
As it is, they've promoted internally and are in a layoff round. Hiring cheaper only makes sense.
> Or at least PCs not infected with SecureBoot
fuck me, not this FUD again. SecureBoot is a UEFI feature, not an MS technology. In order to get Windows certification, you must be able to switch it off.
The only MS-based devices where you cannot switch it off are SurfaceRT tablets and big fucking deal, you can't install linux on an iPad either.
Stop it. Just stop it. It's gone beyond stupid and way into the realm of deliberate lies now.
> and leaked documents
from 20 years ago. Do get with the times.
How do you come to that conclusion? It's not as if MS have bought Docker. And if you have a linux container it simply won't work on a Windows VM so they'd be generating bad press and support-load if they were to create the wrong VM.
There's sensible paranoia and there's being a bloody idiot. Try to aim for the former.
The issue I imagine is not about the memory buffer but rather about the choice of GPU. The Radeon 290X runs hot as all fuck and this means your shiny new ultra-slim pretty iMac is either going to double up as a hotplate/fan heater or sound like a 767 taking off over your head.
> It is hard to know what kind of punter is going to opt for a top of the range waterproof e-reader over a tablet
Me. I get the train to work with a long walk at either end, often in the rain, and I'm forever worried about it soaking my Kindle.
The first smartphone to run Android 5.0 will be the Nexus 6 phablet, built by Google subsidiary Motorola.
> You object to Google using your information in order to personalise your experience, but you don't mind Microsoft taking it... when they don't even have an excuse to take it.
au contraire I most certainly do mind. Which is why I run WSUS in a W2K12 server VM at home and do not allow windows boxes in the house to use Windows Update directly.
Don't presume to tell me what I do and don't mind.
> I don't tell Google what software I have installed
You do if you use their OS.
> I don't tell Amazon where else I shop or what I buy there
Tracking. It's a thing.
Probably. Can you code? My inbox is always heaving with pimps offering contracts these days.
> It's probably also SSL/TLS encrypted and uses the same channels as the update system, meaning breaking the spyware also breaks your update system, leaving you open to malware attack.
ONLY if it's intended for use in the long term. Otherwise there's no reason why it should be.
The ribbon is fine. What are you, a secretary? You memorized every option in a bloody word processor? You count beans with your spreadsheet? You shit on humanity with your Powerpoints?
Then I don't know what you are but you are not an IT pro.
Note that there is no ribbon in Visual Studio and it only exists in applications used by people who don't do IT.
Personally, I quite like it. It means when I am forced to write a spec document I don't need a fucking map to find "indent".
I have a short attention span (with periods of hyperfocus during which I will forget everything else (code marathons happen) but sadly amphetamine just makes me twitchy, inclined to talk bollocks at high speed and susceptible to dance music or mundane household chores. Not compatible with work, in other words.
Some people just have busy brains.
Heavily Snoped already.
I'd need something that hasn't been disproven by damn nearly every security researcher.
> I wonder if Windows 10 will include the universal back door (which exists in 8.x)
While we're talking posting histories, a quick glance at yours (it's only two pages, which is a relief) indicates that you have never posted anything on the Register except your eternal hate for Microsoft.
Never. Every single post has been about how Microsoft and one or more of its products is shit. Without exception.
That's unusual. Is it financially rewarding?
> Are you really that dense? Wow.
My potential density is not a reason.
What possible reason (other than that you don't like Microsoft) could there be for it to be a lie? Seriously, what possible reason?
> DevOps is a good model when your Devs also have some Ops skills
and vice versa. Otherwise I agree. Upvoted.
Looks like your Windows 7 update is not a Windows 7 update but an Office update.
These two things are not one thing.
I expect they could be but if they were then various people would complain.
> Actually, comparing U2 to religion is not that much of a stretch . . .
It's interesting that they chose to join up with the Apple cultists, then.
That line is still there, I note.
His rates do go some way toward explaining their insane prices.
I never wanted a camera on my phone.
"There is no internet — it's lots of networks talking."
That's what internetworking is.
it's marked "Promo" pretty clearly on the front-page and in the article.
I've heard good things about SignalR. Is this free?
Getting silence out of Beats headphones would be a major upgrade.
> No, he's gotta stick with Microsoft, closed source, pure capitalist, that's more his speed
Really? I'd have thought OSX+iOS's history of "stolen from open source and government funded exercise and now sold at a profit" would work perfectly for him.
If you're talking criminal convictions then those can't be given in evidence at a trial anyway.
> I bet the majority of requests are from felons
Even if they are, time served is time served. If time is served and the conviction "spent" then the debt to society is paid and it is illegal for you to discriminate based on it. Illegal, as in, you would be committing a crime if you did so.
So a) why do you want this on record? and b) are you happy for the crime you commit in discriminating based upon it to also be permanently on record?
> Does anybody knows if this "right to be forgotten" thing applies to all search engines even future ones?
It does because it's the law. Google are just the only ones crying about it.
> A spokeswoman at O2 told the paper, “All O2 responses are validated by the disclosure team to ensure that each request is lawful and the data provided is commensurate with the request”.
Well damn. So there IS a reason to stay with O2.
Oh, we know that. But seriously, this HAS led to what looks like (to the untutored eye) the Reg endorsing the fine, upstanding and glorious network capabilities of EE, a company who routinely lie on their coverage maps and overcharge for everything.
Cesare Borgia only failed at the very end.