Re: Rubbish science
3749 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Not necessarily. It may simply be that women are able to subconsciously select males who are less susceptible to prostate cancer and therefore, those males get more.
Oh William of Occam, you old spoilsport, you.
IE runs pretty well, especially compared to the mungy bloatfest that is Chrome.
I still prefer Firefox but it's getting flaky as it ages.
Yeah, losing it with a 94% share. What a disaster.
> A windows version for arm will be just like windows for alpha, ppc, mips and ia64... Absolutely useless because there will be little or no native software for it.
Not quite. Expanding the WinRT API would provide application-level compatibility across any Windows kernel. Which would be nice, really, and a rather better development experience (write once, er, that's it) than even linux provides.
I note, however, that the report does not indicate any useful expansion of WinRT.
thumbs down for annoying facts. I understand. It's okay.
> Is that a first in the Lumia range
I think it is. The 1520 has Qi and MicroSD but I don't the battery is removable.
I note that ebolacola.co.uk is available...
It's that Irish bloke who's good at accents and was in Queer as Folk.
> no one points to the (thawed) mammoth in the room: i.e. that we have absolutely NO IDEA of what's going on with the climate.
True. Which makes this statement -
"In order to work out whether Flipper is going to be boiled or just scalded, we need to run computer simulations of what emissions are going to do to the climate" a particularly impressive bit of bollocks since it's effectively asking a blind man to create a computer simulation of a hologram using only the power of interpretive dance.
Seriously Tim, how the fuck are you supposed to model "the climate" when it has an almost infinite amount of variables and you don't know how any of them really work?
> If you however wiped the OOTB software and installed a proper Linux
on your iPad...
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.
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.
> DevOps is a good model when your Devs also have some Ops skills
and vice versa. Otherwise I agree. Upvoted.