261 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Re: Not sure about jogging but...
Fitness, and a bit of disregard for personal safety?
Re: Flying on manual
I didn't see the 'have you purchased your C4?' option on Amazon at the checkout. Am I missing something?
It was replaced by the "have you purchased your Albanian flag?" when I last looked.
Re: 2 years for my Nexus 7...
Perhaps 'shiny shiny' is a reference to the lyrics of the VU's Venus in Furs. In which case 'the naughty step' could be just where the OP wants to be sent??
(Icon for obvious reasons.)
ROT-13 is strong ...
Especially if applied twice.
Re: Population density
Yup. As another example try getting the latest scores from a crowded football ground at half time.
Unique combination of names?
Pah, that's nothing!
...or what it might look like.
A dead horse being flogged? (In the punishment sense, not the way MS might hope for).
Re: PLAY NICE NOW
At least none of them would have a problem with the weight limit.
A mass limit OTOH....
How long will these 'patents' be valid for?
As long as the megacorps keep paying the governments to extend the law. At least that's how copyright works.
Re: Only 9 people have complained to Apple about bent phones (and lived)
The rounded corners on your phone are clearly hyperbol(a)e.
Re: Guilty Conscience
You clearly don't do IT support for elderly relatives.
Re: So which IOS gadget got to have a cardiac arrest OS ?
Version 1 of software tends to have bugs... Like v1 of posts "only semi-fir for purpose"?
In 3014, future historians open the archive to discover...
Pencil and paper. For extra badass, not erasers allowed!
Re: But retail banks are clueless about security
To misquote Douglas Adams, they are so primitive they still think Trusteer is a pretty neat idea.
You are Marianne Faithfull AICM£10
Re: Linux maybe, but OSX.. You'd need to be off your tree.
But are you comparing "OSX" or "MacOS OSX" with "Windows" or "Windows 7"? That's before we get to the version number vs service pack level. You may be right, but there's an element of apples and oranges in such a comparison.
The really ironic addition ...
... in a squillion word dictionary would surely be "TL;DR"
What do HP management care? It's not their money at risk, it's the shareholders after all.
Re: Ah well...
It does say "biting the had that feeds IT" up there on the right. Though I think this is more of a gumming TBH.
Re: As a Galaxy Note User...
The stylus will be Apple's next invention...
Whoever invents the mute button for these pathetic phone wars gets my eternal praise. Honestly, leave it in the playground!
What lights up with the notification of an iRumour?
El Reg clickbait department.
Marriage made in hell
Polished Turd, meet Pig in Lipstick.
Sadly I suspect I know some corporate "IT professionals" who will actually like this!
I think that a Platform Top 10 would be more interesting.
But are there 10 platforms??
Seriously, we all know Android wins by if you count by volume, and iOS by profit, with everyone else way behind.
Re: What's to look forward to?
>>Stupid statement. How can people prefer the poor-security, slower and less manageable XP to modern 7/8?
Me for one, since you asked so nicely.
>>What you've written is rubbish.
Did I say nicely? My mistake.
So (assuming this is true) Microsoft will sell you a new copy of Win 7 with security holes they know about, and know (at least in general terms) how to patch, but won't provide a patch? To my unlawyerly eyes that does not seem to be "merchantable quality".
Better call Saul! (No wait, doesn't he work for MS now?)
But today is 19 May not 1 April....
"British Airways apologise for the late arrival of that joke."
Have an upvote you hoopy frood!
running the workarounds you've implemented when you found out you were vulnerable
History suggests that many still don't know, and probably won't realize even when they get the patch (which they will ignore). There are too many underskilled/overworked/alienated to the point of not caring sysadmins out there to ensure that this issue will not be fixed quickly.
Re: "As of now, if a new vulnerability is written"
It's all there in the EULA:
Since when did a contract trump the law? I didn't think you could sign away your consumer rights, let alone wave them away by opening a CD, or clicking on a dialog box.
(However I suspect Microsoft's lawyers are bigger and better paid than "IANAL" me.)
Bit torrent is your friend.
I'm sure the patches that MS are providing to their corporate paying customers will soon start appearing on TPB!! So nothing to worry about, eh??
(Yes, this is a joke, but I bet something purporting to be these will appear, and I further bet large numbers of numpties will download them too).
Re: Theft of windows 8 code
"And nothing of value was lost."
Re: Leading with Windows tablets again
And HP, like MS, seem to have installed the distortion field the wrong way round too.
"Sangria-drinking donkey-tossers" is the accepted UKIP designation for our Iberian chums I believe.
Just shows it could happen to anyone
Thanks for sharing that, I think - I will now spend all weekend thinking about our security & backup procedures ;-)
...For some reason the quotation from Full Metal Jacket comes to mind:
Animal Mother: Better you than me.
So HP's defense is they didn't know Autonomy were selling HP kit?
I wouldn't be surprised if some of HP's executives didn't know that HP sold HP kit!
Re: Administrators fees?
Their fees come out of the "£4.8m ... coughed to secured creditors" AIUI. Insolvency is a nasty business, but some people make money out of it.
The Oxygene of publicity...
JMJ - another struggling musician who's living in poverty due to music piracy.
Re: Save billions on marketing
Trey Parker as the new CEO perhaps? About the only way they can get any more laughs....
(Note lack of "Joke Alert" icon.)
A very accurate sales figure there!
Re: 3% is all you need to swing a bunch of marginal seats and win an election....
Yes, if they all vote the same way. Which they won't.
Re: Too little, too late?
Frankly if they even charged a modest fee for support of XP until 2015 many people would be happy to pay.
Re: Microsofties at their *best*
IBM in the 60s used to call them "unexpected features" IIRC.
That's got a ring to it!
Re: Well, that has never been said before
Freudian slip - I read that as "niffy".
"Why don't they just disconnect the data cables to the dark internet?"
Can we the MLP saddos involved in a three way fight? If so, the popcorn industry would benefit!
"...multi-trillion dollar liabilities at the hands of the Indian government"?
If it's anything like the action taken against Union Carbide after the Bhopal disaster, MS won't be worried in the slightest.
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