249 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
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.
"...infrastructure that scales"
...the bugs scale too, apparently.
Re: 30% seems high to me
FWIW I have 5 DAB radios at home (mostly rechargeable, which gets round much of the battery issues) and one in the car (a second-hand Focus, to preempt the conclusion-jumping). Admittedly I do live in a very good signal area, but overall I wouldn't want to go back to FM.
Has various examples of this, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0e9fZ0242Y
@JDX "Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?"
Latest number in Wikipedia, since you asked so nicely.
3 years after going on sale a share of about 3% is a pretty poor success in my book.
Re: Hershey's chocolate
"or 5.1 Snickers-but-when-I-was-young-it-was-called-Marathon"
If you really want an "S" that gets the old fart brigade going, how about "Spangels"?
"Maybe the new guy will start listening to the customer..."
Don't hold your breath. Ballmer has surrounded himself with yes--men and they will decide (in most part) who his successor is. The best days of Microsoft are behind them.
You get downvoted for mentioning Radio 4 now?? The R2 fanbois are out in force I see ;-)
Upvoted for the last line!
Re: PC World...
...where they can add beans for extra security!
Bloatware (@spiny norman)
One of the advantages Apple have in being the monopoly hardware supplier is no bloatware and hence consistency. I often think this is underrated as one of the factors that make their users loyal.
Re: Spotting a clone
Or buy a *decent* smaller USB charger, like this - https://www.themu.co.uk/
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