Re: "“All desire is the inappropriate substitute for the desire to be at one with God.”"
I didn't see the word or even concept of "church" mentioned at all.
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I didn't see the word or even concept of "church" mentioned at all.
That line was from the wind-up post with the trollface.
Nobody except pirithous took it seriously.
> If you don't believe me open a command window and type ver on Windows 7 or 8. Spot the difference? Is Microsoft the only company to call its software by a different version number to what it actually is?
You're referring to the kernel version and every linux distro is far in excess of the linux kernel, the answer to your question is a resounding "no".
And /ver doesn't work in Win8 but thanks for playing.
That's basically the problem although if you've managed to install .NET on Win95 you're some kind of sick genius.
I see a lot of "everyone knows" and "it's all over the internet" from you cited as evidence but please try to remember that consensus doesn't mean you're right. It just means that a lot of people agree with you.
A lot of people believe in angels.
> So why not take the time to answer the poins (yes some are verging on rants) before gettin abusive.
Because mine was a new comment entirely unrelated to the troll's and not posted in reply. Therefore I feel no impetus to answer the troll's points, regardless of their merit or otherwise.
Let it rant and pass it by, hopefully we can have a civilized discussion, was my thought. The immediate attack in an unrelated post, however, makes that sadly unlikely.
Adding Battery Saver and Data sense is an interesting move - handy for corporate laptops with data sims.
Obviously, or testing would be impossible.
Somebody didn't read the article.
> we'll wager Redmond would like to wipe it from the collective memory forever.
Why? It did what it was meant to do. It worked. There just wasn't any point to it. The engineers did as requested so they can be pleased with it. Management? Not so much.
@Lusty - upvoted for the idea of fewer project managers. That's always going to help productivity.
I seem to be unpopular with the 14 programmers who couldn't bear to leave VB behind today.
> Maybe we should give toddlers oil paints then rather than wax crayons.
reductio ad absurdam doesn't help your argument and fails in any case. There's nothing wrong with crayon art. There is no reason why something done with crayons can't be worth millions or why crayons couldn't be used to design something that changes the world.
What you're not going to do is write a program that changes the way the world thinks about anything in Pascal. You'll bin it. You will waste idea after idea on a dead language.
It's like suggesting that kids should write all their essays in Saxon English rendering them effectively worthless for the future.
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.
> 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.
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.