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That was taken as read
You'd need to do more than rob a few banks to cover the MoD procurement budget.
The female contraceptive pill isn't 100% effective. Very few forms of contraception are, in fact. If you're in one of those relationships where everything should be fine (or where one of you is allergic to latex) and you want a backup, it makes sense.
And condoms can break. So if you're NOT in one of those relationships you have a backup too. Paternity suits can be ruinous.
It's not Windows Mobile
That, I suspect, is the biggest problem Nokia's going to have.
It's not Windows Mobile. It's nothing like Windows Mobile. Not even remotely similar.
In the same way that the iPad is not the Apple Newton, this is a whole new ballgame. And the weird part is, it's a pretty fun game to play.
I'm actually convinced that Nokia phones had a strong influence on WP7's design. Not the modern Symbian crop but the old 6310 vintage. Back when EVERYONE had a Nokia phone, it was because they were so amazingly simple to navigate and use, as opposed to, for example, Motorola's horrific attempts at a UI.
WP7 is like that.
You have to allow religious mentalists to be cruel to animals for God unless you want a lot of starving Jews and Muslims around the place. Which you might. I don't much care either way.
They're only animals.
I'm a comms specialist. I deal in low level protocol transmission over RF. I don't much give a shit what you do or how clever you think you are, but take some information on board here.
People don't look down on boffins, geeks or any other self-proclaimed subgroup. They look down on losers. And whining about your subgroup being badly treated is the single best way to get yourself identified as a loser.
I don't consider myself a geek, nerd or boffin. I'm me. Anyone who doesn't like can piss off.
Your erudition fails to impress, by the way. Poor wickle you.
It's back up now.
See also tempest, teacup and wtf, El Reg?
Rich man demands more money
Film at eleven.
Dear headline writer
Instead of putting yourself through the endless process of writing "MacBook Air-esque" every time a hardwarew manufacturer releases a product which is THIN, you might consider using the word "THIN" to save yourself time and effort.
Especially when, as in this case, it's fuck all like a MacBook Air except insofar as it's a thin computer.
It's bloody annoying. You might as well say "ASUS MAKE PC, WE BUNG IN SOME FREE ADVERTISING FOR APPLE".
Can you imagine how glorious it will be in the future when Microsoft are bankrupt and Google own mobile and Apple own the desktop and Sony own gaming?
Three wonderful trustworthy friendly companies instead of mean nasty old "M$".
It's like some kind of a dream...
Presumably this is why they won't let you fix your hard drive anymore.
"Give us all your data. Not that big of a deal. Also, you have body-thetan issues so pay us all your money".
The question is
And the answer is, it provides an escape hatch to MS shops and allows independant devs without huge buckets of resources to run source-compatible code against Apache while using their work-gained skills or even training those skills for future employment.
DON'T let it die. It's vital. When told of the layoffs, the Systems Manager where I work said "oh well, fuck linux then. You can now only work on IIS".
Now he might reverse that decision. Just because you don't see the need doesn't mean it isn't there.
"Windows Phone 7 will never reach 100 million a year" - Lance 3
That was a dangerous prediction but I've got you on the record now.
Nobody ever thought XBox would be as huge as it is. Nobody thought, for example, that MS stood a chance with Access (a hideous piece of crap but they make money on it anyway) when dBASE ruled the small database world. And yet, they do.
You might want to make a nice sauce to go with those words.
I'm not in the habit of replying to myself but the downvotes are interesting.
I mean, is the the premise? Should I assume that those downvoters feel that on the contrary, it's bloody brilliant news that some great OSS coders are out on their ear and that open source alternatives designed to make the move easier for MS shops will be discontinued?
Was it the title? Did the feminists get me?
de gustibus non est disputandum
but that doesn't alter the fact that you're wrong.
This is amazing.
Really. Best story of the year.
I keep looking for it but it just ain't there.
Okay. Just for you.
Let's accept "Innocent until proven guilty". Let's assume that the Register's reports on the conditions under which Manning was held at Quantico are accurate.
Should I also assume that you're okay with treating an innocent man like that? Because legally, he's innocent. There's no way around that.
Your wordcount is going nuts, by the way. It looks as if you're enjoying having nothing better to do.
That "assnut" thing is so funny
that it makes me horribly embarrassed that we share a surname. I do hope you're not related to me.
In any, "innocent until proven guilty" is the main pillar of the law, military or civilian. You can't return a verdict and neither can I. I can express distaste for the conditions in which he has been held - "cruel and unusual" is probably the best term - and I can show disgust at those who here who have supported this treatment of a man who, unless found guilty at trial, _is innocent_.
THAT is the law you accuse him and others of breaking. You hypocrite.
wait, hold on..
If you recompile OSX for ARM64 and you keep the APIs identical, why would you need to emulate anything for additional software?
This isn't 1995. We don't target the hardware directly anymore. That's the whole point of HALs, and in fact, Macs have always been a bit like the Catholic Church in that you need the OS (priest) as an intermediary to talk to anything important.
Colour me slightly confused.
What "track record of fail", exactly?
I mean, if WMx is the "platform" that WP7 is the "latest incarnation" of, then it's hardly "unproven", is it?
If it's not where is this "fail" you refer to? Seventeen Samsung handsets that had been too fucked about with to update properly? Is that what you're referring to?
Or are you just being Yet Another Anything But Microsoft Troll™?
""Important considerations will be how and to what extent the information is made available to its customers (other parts of government, businesses and citizens), and whether products and services form part of the organisation's 'public task' or whether they are a byproduct in the organisation's business model," he said"
He can pronounce parentheses? Impressive.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
too hard for you?
I see the Register continues to serve society by allowing the mentally ill to let it all out somewhere safe.
That's really shitty news.
is not applicable as no name, address or other personally identifying data are stored.
The case of the police surruptitiously rifling through iPhones would be in contravention of the DPA but of course, they'll never admit to that.