"they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`
Remind me, what did Obama get it for?
3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Remind me, what did Obama get it for?
Nobody's suggesting that hospital phones should be free, you silly little boy.
Merely that they should NOT be charged at loan-shark rates.
Not that I'm a Tory supporter but it annoys me when they get blamed for policies that were actually brought in by Blair, Brown and their cronies.
Oh, quite. I don't support any of them (and won't until they stop tacitly funding organized crime via prohibition) but my point was, this report is likely to meet with a "good, let 'em pay" from George Osborne and his goldplated cronies.
As for Matt Bryant - a), you're still a cretin and b) one pound per head would indicate that everyone except the very very rich are on benefits/pensions. While doubtless this would suit Iain Duncan Smith's propaganda machine, it's probably not the case, is it?
Is maths too hard for you?
Looks like Tory policy to me.
TAX THE POOR!
I thought the Apple way was to give one single experience on one hardware platform and sneer at all others.
Thanks for the memories.
God has an ego and is one hell of a pendant
I know, that was a typo but presumably it's an intangible pendant which dangles ineffably?
Presumably your imaginary friend is bigger than the Pope's imaginary friend, then?
You can doubt that all you want to. I haven't warn a watch since my employer started routinely providing me with a cell phone more than 12 years ago. A while back we did a spot check on gaming night - only 1 watch amongst the 4 men in the room and 1 for the woman.
Because anecdotes are indisputable evidence, right?
Pedometer, I suspect. And remote control for your phone, maybe. Both of these are useful functions but hardly world-shaking.
Watches have now been superseded for most people by mobile phones
I doubt that. In fact, I'd bet that worldwide watch sales make worldwide mobile phone sales look laughable.
Given how Microsoft put back doors into Outlook for the NSA to access a users stuff (according to Snowden), why would anyone trust a system with MS OS on it under any circumstances?
Given that MS dispute this and claim that the Grauniad has misreported what Snowden said - and is allegedly going to court for the right to tell people what information they've given NSA as reported here on the Reg - while Google (for example) aren't denying anything.... why the hell would anybody choose Android or ChromeOS for anything?
But nice try, Eadon.
The MIT license is popular in code you're giving away as a public service.
Everything I have on t'interweb for free download uses it. It's nice and simple.
I imagine that the shareholders would complain if it were "productive for Apple's cashflow".
Did you want free Outlook on your iPhone? Did you think MS would improve a different phone platform at the expense of their own? You must think they're as stupid as.... well... you.
That might not be necessary. If it ran with Kinect exercise programs - I understand they're excellent - or integrated with RunKeeper or something similar, it could probably make money.
I don't imagine that FitBit are a charitable organisation.
You are not everyone, AC. I wear a watch. I like my watch. It's by Fossil and it's a beautiful old fashioned analogue face bound in brass.
People wear watches. You don't but nobody cares about you.
I wonder precisely how many live tiles they would try to fit into that area?
I find this interesting, too. And my best guess would be "one".
Combine it with swipes to change to tile and a watchface +notification icons lock screen... who knows? If they were to throw in a decent pedometer and HR monitor, it could even be a useful device.
Seriously, you have a Preferred Supplier List of software only made by nice people? Please post a link.
Ray Ozzie is a nice guy. Then again, he gave us Lotus Notes.
Yeah, that pretty much covers it.
Well, mostly. I'm conflict averse on personal criticism. I just sit there and take that, no matter unwarranted it seems. Question my work, however, and you are in for a world of hurt, Mr Manager.
REG: Right! This calls for immediate discussion!
COMMANDO #1: Yeah.
COMMANDO #2: Immediate.
COMMANDO #1: Right.
LORETTA: New motion?
REG: Completely new motion, eh, that, ah-- that there be, ah, immediate action--
FRANCIS: Ah, once the vote has been taken.
REG: Well, obviously once the vote's been taken. You can't act on a resolution till you've voted on it...
Start buttons are essential though, right? Any OS that doesn't have is doomed, right?
No? I heard it here...
Pimps Libre Office - check.
Big fat downer on MS - check.
Comments on all Microsoft-related stories saying they are doomed - check.
Pimps linux mint - nope, not yet.
It may not be Eadon but it looks feasible.
MS are in a hole of their own making with licensing. They have three models -
1. Free. And usually genuinely free without regarding you as product to be sold for ad money, which is quite a pleasant change.
2. Insanely expensive.
3. So bewildering that nobody can actually figure out what the cost is.
To be fair, the insanely expensive model doesn't quite reach Oracle levels of obscenity but it's close. The middle SKUs needs to go, though. Now.
Agreed. My current workplace does the same thing with test sites. The CSS guys routinely blow through security warnings because that's their job.
Since it won't be marketed under EOS, there is no trademark issue. As you already knew. Troll.
They're not using EOS. It was a codename for preproduction.
Seriously? You take more than 32GB of photos without uploading?
Nobody else in the world does
Seriously? You think ANYONE is waiting to buy a Motorola handset which will, given history, be sub-par at best and literally NEVER be updated?
All Nokia need to do to sell more phones than Motorola is highlight Moto's update history.
BornToWin appears to be channelling him almost to perfection.
I say almost because his capslock works.
The very last thing anyone trying to deal with Asperger’s – which entails a lifetime of learning to cope with it so as to be accepted by “normal” society – needs is some asshole accusing them of faking it…or their doctors of misdiagnosing them due to “fashion.”
You sir, are that asshole.
Actually, I'm not. I haven't diagnosed or accused anyone and I am somewhat at a loss to understand why you continue to accuse me of doing so.
Lack of empathy? Granted. Never had much of that. But false accusations from me?
Quote it or climb down off that high horse before you get a nosebleed.
A commentard further up suggested that Asperger's is seen as a good thing here, not me.
I haven't diagnosed anyone, nor am I likely to.
More to the point, where - exactly - do you get off reading content into my posts that I didn't put there?
Fashionable diagnoses are a real issue. I'm married to a doctor, her mates are round here all the time. I get to hear about it. Presumably you're upset because it's a condition you like or identify with? Have I done the equivalent of slag off a Sony product in front of Barry Shitpeas?
Harsh. "Fashionable" and "trendy" are accurate descriptions for a diagnosis that approaches the mode.
Ten years ago, the fashionable diagnosis was ADD. Twenty years ago it was dyslexia.
While it's a good thing that genuine cases get diagnosed, self-diagnosis led by media-hype and anxious/desperate/"oh it's not his fault, he's got"-style parenting lead to false diagnoses which can actually be damaging towards genuine cases.
"Craniorectal inversion" might be something you think is a funny thing to accuse somebody with but a clear and unemotional (I do not have Asperger's or autism of any form and unlike some commenters, do not want them either) view i something that's unaffected by the increasingly monochrome world that I inhabit.
I suggest you may be suffering from pedal ingestion.
Lack of empathy can also be easily manipulated.
I find that outright misanthropy is the only surefire protective condition.
Best article I've read on the Reg for ages.
I agree wholeheartedly. Yes, the Cloud is here to stay. Yes, trying to sell to Enterprise is a mug's game. Yes, security/trust is a HUGE issue.
Me, I think I'll write a SME-class Email/Calendar/CRM application since most SMEs will not go Cloud and Microsoft killed SBS. Thanks for the market opportunity, guys.
Or the edited highlights of a Carry On film collection, apparently.
He may be a tribute to He Man and Masters of the Universe, which as I recall was a children's cartoon featuring Ram Man and Fisto.
What the hell were they thinking?!?
Actually, I should go back to this.
Microsoft licensing does not allow you to run a multitennanted environment such as you describe. Different company? Different domain, different physical server. More licences. Separate CALs. Each company pays for it's own CALs, not you.
None of this disqualifies outsourcing of Exchange and SQL Server while keeping an in-house fileserver.
Microsoft licensing was designed by the dark forces underpinning all evil in the universe.
No arguments here.
Agreed, however in this case the goal is not to provide MS Azure. It's to provide a comparable level of service to their SBS installs.
Now obviously, there's some effort involved in it and you have to offer some incentive - service level is usually the obvious one. But just from the point of view of practicality, if you're supporting those SBS installs anyway, why not keep the boxes somewhere where your client can't fuck with them?
I realize this may not be feasible, but you could always just follow the bear.
Assume that you run support and management for say, ten companies running SBS.
Those companies are going to hav issues when the product end of lifes.
Fuullblown Server2012+Exchange+SQlServer is too expensive for them justify - each.
What if YOU set it up? What if your company basically made a "cloud" and sold the service to those SMEs, complete with known access to data, detailed backup and D/R strategy? And they paid you a sub to use YOUR servers instea of Microsoft's?
As i say, there are many possible reasons why it might make no sense. But then again, it might.
Transact-SQL has an awful lot of quirks.
Some of them are incredibly useful quirks, such as the Hierarchical column data type. Man, that thing makes recursive queries fly by!
Regardless, I don't think SQL Server is by default a part of SBS 2011 (except under the hood) so this isn't all that relevant.
You could replace the non-visible bits with PostgreSQL which does most thing that SQL Server can, albeit in a far less friendly way.
No. Adapt or deserve to die.
Look at Ubisoft, look at EA, look how amazingly their DRM turned out.
Alternatively, look at Steam.
The Range Rover sport isn't that great on headroom, especially in the rear seats. The actual seat are set very high. I bump my head more in my neighbour's Sport than I do in the missus's Honda Civic.
What you need is a Toyota HiLux. Best headroom of any 4x4 out there, in my experience.
Tried WIndows Phone, hated it (based on the fact you couldn't tether the device).
Settings -> Internet Connection Sharing. Done.
My usage includes weekends at race circuits in remote areas, travel at odd hours and "on demand" for a disabled family member, trips to the amenities site with garden rubbish, collecting a neighbours kids and their huge numbers of friends from club nights (when dad has had a few drinks and they missed the one evening bus), oh and I work odd hours too.
So you're an edge case and the scenario does not apply to you.
Okay. So what?
They could always open up BBM, I suppose.
They'd lose in terms of exclusive device sales but those seem to be down the shitter anyway. And they might win in terms of service provision.
I agree about the prices. A decent RT tablet should be about 7.5 - 8" and cost £150.