* Posts by dogged

3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

dogged
Silver badge

Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business?

I see no such icon, sadly.

So much for the silver badge.

0
0
dogged
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business? Bing copied Googles Search results

NET is dead, show me where MS are advocating it for Windows 8 Phone

All of these samples a new dev is supposed to work from? Every last fucking one?

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpapps/

You are an expert in exactly dick. No self-respecting linux guru or OSS advocate would use the heavily-encumbered Mint. I';ve never seen a single technical post from you. Not so much as a handy tip or a how-to. Nothing.

All you do is troll, you pointless waste of oxygen. If my son grows up like you, I'll fucking drown him.

0
2
dogged
Silver badge

Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business? Bing copied Googles Search results

Allow me to sum this up in terms the oh-so-technical Eadon can understand.

Eadon is wrong. It is well documented that Eadon is wrong but Eadon is lying about being wrong because that is Eadon's posting model. You can see this demonstrated every time he claims .NET is dead or that Eclipse is a better IDE than VS (any version at all).

Eadon will never admit that he is wrong because he is not technical enough to understand that being wrong is not a crime and doesn't make you a bad person but it does come with an obligation to learn better and stop being an obnoxious little zit.

And just to make it particularly clear to him in the retarded and yet only form of language he appears to understand -

EADON EPIC FAIL.

4
3
dogged
Silver badge
Stop

Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business?

The sooner Chris gets that ignore feature in here the better, you obnoxious little zit.

It's called cheating and copying, Microsoft's modus operandi. MS confessed to it.

You're wrong and you tell lies to cover your utter ignorance. Cheating and copying is what Google are up before the EU on, remember?

Just leave.

5
4
dogged
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business?

Discredited almost immediately.

For reference, since "Bob Vistakin" loves this one, the Bing Toolbar - not Bing, not IE - sends URLs to Bing for analysis. Bing can then reproduce those results. In other words, it works exactly the same way as the, er, Google toolbar.

2
4

Survey: Bosses are DESPERATE and GAGGING for Linux skills

dogged
Silver badge

Will it? What will you be developing?

"linux skills" is so nebulous a term as to be effectively meaningless, is the problem. Do they want you to write device drivers or do they need you to install Hadoop or manage an LDAP server? I keep getting sent emails asking me to go back to working on embedded linux for the building industry - sorry, not going to happen because the skills involved -although moderately well-paid (less than £55 though, by a long shot) are a long way from my skillset gained while working on RF base station firmware and that was 10 years ago. I've been doing other stuff since then.

There is literally SO MUCH other stuff that the odds on finding a job doing exactly what you do are minimal and the odds on having the required experience for the big money are vanishingly remote.

4
0

Android 4.2.2 slides up skirt slightly, reveals a slip of fishnet

dogged
Silver badge

Re: 4 comments so far...

wasn't me.

1
0
dogged
Silver badge

Re: 4 comments so far...

I can't see that working out well under Android.

"The radio is unusuable. Too many processes in this house - switch off the washing machine, somebody. And the central heating/"

2
6

Microsoft exec: No 'Plan B' despite mobile stumbles

dogged
Silver badge
Thumb Down

"They are not usable on the lap" - endless youtube videos of people using a surface on their lap say you are wrong.

Not that this will stop you from continuing to make this claim.

0
0
dogged
Silver badge

Re: Microsoft isn't Apple...

Personally, I reckon a smart move would be to bundle a dev unlock with XBox Live Gold.

That way you'd get people interested in games able to write and sell code. And games really sell.

1
0
dogged
Silver badge

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.

2
0

Nokia's Elopocalypse two years on: Has Microsoft kept its side of the bargain?

dogged
Silver badge

Re: Welcome to the Muppet Show

you are not as technical

Jesus, son. Get over yourself. You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. You don't know me and you don't what I do. And I never see anything technical from you. Just product evangelism. You're like the Barry Scott of linux, if Barry Scott kept busting in on everyone else's ads too.

0
2
dogged
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Welcome to the Muppet Show

Upvoted.

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.

6
5
dogged
Silver badge

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?

1
6
dogged
Silver badge
Coffee/keyboard

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.

5
4
dogged
Silver badge
Flame

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.

16
21
dogged
Silver badge
Thumb Down

Re: 'Nokia has started to deliver very attractive products again'

Does it?

How many Androids were sold in the first two years of the OS's life?

0
1
dogged
Silver badge
Mushroom

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. [citation needed]

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 [citation needed] and the existing players are controlling it,[citation needed] 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[citation needed] but they repeated the same recipe for disaster with Win Pho 8 - with even more dire consequences[citation needed] 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.

23
29

Ready or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7

dogged
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: Making me sure to turn "auto updates" off then

I thought that, and had despaired of protecting my mum from this nonsense - she can't seem to keep using Firefox no matter how many times I install it and Chrome just sends all your traffic to Google so fuck that - but then I was lucky enough to discover Tracking Protection Lists.

http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/p3p/Default.html

Throw EasyList and Fanboy's List on there and it's like you just put AdBlock on IE.

1
5

Former co-CEO Balsillie has cashed out all his BlackBerry stock

dogged
Silver badge

Re: same difference?

Precisely. He's only got one stomach and only one cock and there's a limit to how much he can do for either of them.

0
0

Fashionably slate

dogged
Silver badge

One wonders why they're not making, er tablets. Since those seem to be popular.

1
1

Apple: iOS 6.1 network overload caused by our Exchange SYNC OF DOOM

dogged
Silver badge

In before...

some 'tard blames this on Microsoft.

I have a list of likely 'tards right here.....

14
10

Forget wireless power for phones - Korea's doing it for BUSES

dogged
Silver badge
Meh

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.

12
2

Microsoft! Bing! must! make! Yahoo! more! money! moans! Mayer!

dogged
Silver badge

Re: And here is the fault.

An email provider with a shitty IMAP implementation?

Alas, even this still looks desperate to be like Google.

0
0

Clash of the Titans: Which of you has the GREATEST HOME LAB?

dogged
Silver badge

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.

1
0
dogged
Silver badge
Thumb Up

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.

0
0

Samsung laptops can be NUKED by ANY OS – even Windows: new claim

dogged
Silver badge
Stop

Re: I'm not Eadon...

MS shills

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.

3
9

Eyes in the sky: UK.gov's CCTV code to IGNORE MILLIONS of cameras

dogged
Silver badge

Re: " ENGLISH citizen"?@Spanners

Not really, I lived and worked in Scotland for a couple of years. It was great.

Glasgow > Edinburgh, btw.

0
0
dogged
Silver badge

I'm English.

You're annoying.

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.

7
1

BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

dogged
Silver badge
Meh

Re: The next big thing?

yeah, truly unthinkable

2
0
dogged
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: Security issues

Androids are more secure than windows laptops or tablets

[citation needed]

9
2
dogged
Silver badge

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?

20
9

The Register Guide to Windows Server 2012

dogged
Silver badge

Re: Where are the register Linux server guides

Error - assumes he knows anything.

3
1

George Bush's family emails, pics ransacked - and spewed online

dogged
Silver badge

I daresay daddy has some publicly-funded things he'd rather keep out of the spotlight too.

Oliver North could probably say for certain.

1
1

El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

dogged
Silver badge

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).

3
0

About to outsource your IT? Read this first

dogged
Silver badge
Meh

Re: "About to outsource your IT?"

I was hoping you'd misread the I as an F.

0
0
dogged
Silver badge
IT Angle

"About to outsource your IT?"

Then shouldn't you be reading the FT instead of the Register?

7
1

Good news! UK IT jobs up. Bad news? They're with a bunch of bankers

dogged
Silver badge
Headmaster

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.

1
0

Motorola complaint against Microsoft narrowed

dogged
Silver badge

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?

2
3

Microsoft's Surface Pro team takes on Reddit to finesse fondleslab

dogged
Silver badge
Stop

Re: MS Surface pro FAIL

There you go with the "shill" thing again, Eadon.

Will you never learn?

3
2

Microsoft sails into Africa with White Spaces and Huawei phones

dogged
Silver badge

Re: Into Africa

... are you off your meds?

1
1
dogged
Silver badge
Stop

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.

2
1
dogged
Silver badge

Re: WP8 phones in Africa

The whitespace availability should negate the double-SIM issue, I suppose.

0
1
dogged
Silver badge

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.

0
1
dogged
Silver badge
Stop

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?

9
3

The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

dogged
Silver badge
Windows

Re: "Responsive Design"

rear wheel drive?

2
0

Why you need a home lab to keep your job

dogged
Silver badge

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.

0
0

Review: Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet and dock

dogged
Silver badge
WTF?

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.

1
3
dogged
Silver badge

Maybe it's less crashy and malware-prone than Android?

(Note - not saying it is, just that it may be).

1
11

What happened to the link to the Hardware site?

dogged
Silver badge
FAIL

I defy anyone to find the "Comment" link on the Raspberry Pi article.

Here, try for yourself -

Link to Model A article

1
0

Forums