Re: Ban all the guns from the planet and in 50 years it will die.
Perhaps it will run out of freedom and oil??
321 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Perhaps it will run out of freedom and oil??
The Reality Distortion Generator they got from Apple seems to be working well. If only they had turned it so it was facing the customers, not the staff!
Information theory suggests that applying ROT-13 e times gives the optimal result.
Is it just me or does "Of course I still love you" sound like a Ship name from and Iain Banks novel?
And what's to stop the defence lawyers requesting access to the source code of the cracked OS (to ensue pictures of kittens weren't replaced by plans for bombs)?
Lots of people seem to run charge cables across the sidewalk/pavement where I live (Wimbledon, a suburb of London, where the vast majority of houses don't have a driveway). Never tripped over one yet, and heard of anyone complaining.
Has HP given Windows Mobile the kiss of death?
No, Microsoft already did that.
Microsoft are about to close down their phone division
According to the latest Gartner gues^w report, Windows smartphone market share for q4 2015 is down to 1.1% (from 2.8% for q4 2014), so they are well on the way! At that rate we will be selling phones to MS by this next year.
Didn't Mythbusters do this scenario a few seasons ago? Concluded that trying to land based on MS FS knowledge was unlikely but possible, but then they called up ATC and were given a pretty simple set of instructions to trigger an auto-land sequence.
I suspect the sort of person that shines a laser at an aircraft doesn't think too much about the consequences for either the aircraft or themselves. What's more, you also have to catch the little darlings before you can punish them, and for every arrest/conviction story there seem to be dozens of ones where there was no-one caught.
Given that commercially available lasers use only a few restricted light wavelengths, isn't it possible to add filters for these to the cockpit windows??
Well I can tell you from personal experience that it is frequently unbelievably windy there. One guy I knew who had transferred from Harwell tried to cycle to work there and got caught in a hail storm (he was not a pretty sight!). A fun game for the visitor to play is spot the tree!
It is if you incorporate laws from abroad and then enshrine them in UK law.
Don't believe everything UKIP tell you ;-) The Court has it's origin in the similarly named Convention, drafted under the leadership of a British MP (Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe), and designed to stop another Hitler. The fact that it causes UK governments so much apparent issues is the fault of the stupid legislation they try and rush through to appease the Daily Mail.
...a wonder that MS has not sponsored Chelsea.
Chelsea are doing about as well as MS thse days too!
The year of WinFone 10?
No, they have a physical servers in an offshore tax haven that they rent at obscene rates from another wing of Amazon. That's why they don't make any profits in higher-tax countries. Damn those pesky rental charges!
Existing lead-acid batteries produce hydrogen, which can also be problematic. Any decent battery technology will store a lot of energy in a small space, and if it fails be hazardous.
I met a bloke called Lee Flett at a party once. Claimed his sister was called Pam.
Surely that was Windows 8. Windows 10 nuked the fridge.
What has suddenly changed?
The local Krispy Kreme closed down?
Why don't they just use the vacant space they've got on their San Serif listening post/secret island base?
Strikes me that El Reg isn't trying hard enough if they still get invites from MS. Admittedly they are more thick skinned than Apple, but come on guys, you can do better than this!
Sorry, no - Apple claimed that 52% of all *active devices* were using iOS 9 a couple of weeks ago, not just of all applicable devices.
...largely, at least. From the Paloalto Networks story:
"Note that, in Apple’s just-released iOS 9, enterprise certificate security has been improved. Users now must manually set a related provisioning profile as “trusted” in Settings before they can install Enterprise provisioned apps."
The majority of iOS devices are already upgraded to 9.
(Any device can get malware on it if the software between the users ears isn't up to the job, of course)
It's like the ball and three cups game, except this is the profits and fifty companies, two hundred countries game.
It appears that plenty of developers were happy to download XCode from dodgy Chinese sites without any checks. Are you really suggesting that all Android devs are likely to be different? Unless they are, the same attack vector exists, and no amount of Apple-bashing denialism changes that.
I thought it would be much bigger than the original 50 or so when I saw that list included WinZip. I suppose I can see how a Chinese small developer might end up downloading Xcode from a dodgy Chinese language site, but WinZip is from Corel, who are Canadian.
Outsourcing development, perhaps??
Reminded me of:
"Nobody Will Ever Need More Than 640k RAM!" -- Bill Gates. (In 1981, to be fair.)
Nightswimming? Take your device with you and the vulnerability is gone!
True, funny and scary. Could be the back-story for the next Terminator reboot.
We'll probably find that TTIP will retroactively make these sort of clauses legal and binding.
Link to map - http://www.ofcom.org.uk/mobile-coverage
In the U.K. there is only London when it comes to news.
One third of the population of the UK lives or works inside the M25. London produces roughly half the taxes for the UK.
If you want us to become independent, a la Singapore, just say the word.
(Queue the downvotes from the UKIP types I guess....)
It used to be said that no MS product was worth using until the third version was produced. If MS never let an OS reach it's third iteration, then they will continue to have a real problem.
"I agree. But even Amazon and Netflix streaming TV services can't manage to get worldwide licensing for "broadcast" from the IP holders."
If it's BBC created content, then presumably the BBC own the IP rights anyway.
Some of us remember installing software from punched cards!
"Seriously, who actually uses a start menu when since Xp sp2 it's been easier to...."
That sounds awfully like "you're holding it wrong" to me.
Pardon me but I'll hold/use *my* stuff the way *I* want to.
Gopher and WAIS? Luxury! I still use the reference section of the public library!
Do you get to watch the Beeb for free?
Some of it. You also get added adverts on some services, and some content geographically blocked. The ability to buy a TV licence for overseas use (or somehow identify yourself as holding a licence, eg when on holiday) is a not infrequent request.
Leaving the EU (in this case) would just mean the UK government would have no say in the regulations which would end up being imposed on them anyway. Do you really think the multinational lobbyists behind this sort of stuff are more worried about the UK out of the EU than in?? There may be arguments for leaving, but this ain't one.
A better question is why so many UK politicians don't care about stuff like this.
Glad I'm not the only old fart here ;-)
The joy of optimising COBOL sort steps by seeing how much the disk drives (damn, forget the number!) shook on the old 360/40. Don't get me started on punched cards....
You think that's bad? Just wait until you have to go to the toilet!
(Red Dwarf hat-tip).
Over here they can only be a taxi service.
Isn't the whole point of Uber that it ignores existing taxi regulations and screams and holds it's breath when people suggest it should be regulated (who doesn't want to be driven by a criminal or psychopath after all?)
Personally, I use black cabs (advantage of living in London though)
...can still fail if implemented badly. I remember being at a client's new datacentre many years ago were they had half a dozen or so S370s. There was a power failure affecting the whole site, but the UPS, followed by the on-site generator, kept the mainframes running. Unfortunately, some genius had wired the mainframes consoles into the normal ring main, rather then the protected circuit, so whilst the 370's continued running, not a lot could be done with them! Doh!
UPS's sometimes fail, vital bits of kit sometime end up "temporarily" being plugged into the regular power supply, etc, etc.
Just having a plan for when things go wrong isn't the same as it working.