Re: Beep, beep, beep ...
Ha, just wait until New Horizons asks when it's coming back home!
(Mandatory XKCD reference.)
322 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Eric Laithwaite. The man who epitomised the difference between engineers and scientists. Remember his TV lectures well!
With 3% market share*, why should it? Should it support BlackBerry too?
After all, the poor coverage with 3G was there for way longer than the last 18 months.
Yes but you do have the annoying problem of random down votes.
"Apple laptops had replaced Windows laptops"
Nicely edited to change the meaning of the sentence. However as a platform for code development (which was what the author was saying) the ratio is different. I certainly see many Macbooks being used by coders at my clients, even those that are exclusively Microsoft based.
FWIW, I still use Windows as my OS on desktop and laptop to develop and manage my Windows code, but I have got phone & tablet set up with RDP as a fallback.
Here we go. "I don't need it, so there can be no valid use for it".
For the burning platform.
"Just imagine the shitstorm if he came out as an atheist."
I thank god from the gift of.... perhaps not.
The irony of commenting on someone's mistyping, and then putting:
"Paris, just because."
but forgetting the icon. Priceless!"
With caveat that everyone uses a device in a different way, I'd guess the majority of people use tablets primarily at home and not on the move, compared to phones. So battery life is more of an issue on a phone than a tablet, as the charger is more likely to be handy is the tablet runs out of juice.
Fitness, and a bit of disregard for personal safety?
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.
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.)
Especially if applied twice.
Yup. As another example try getting the latest scores from a crowded football ground at half time.
Pah, that's nothing!
A dead horse being flogged? (In the punishment sense, not the way MS might hope for).
At least none of them would have a problem with the weight limit.
A mass limit OTOH....
As long as the megacorps keep paying the governments to extend the law. At least that's how copyright works.
The rounded corners on your phone are clearly hyperbol(a)e.
You clearly don't do IT support for elderly relatives.
Version 1 of software tends to have bugs... Like v1 of posts "only semi-fir for purpose"?
Pencil and paper. For extra badass, not erasers allowed!
To misquote Douglas Adams, they are so primitive they still think Trusteer is a pretty neat idea.
You are Marianne Faithfull AICM£10
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.
... 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.
It does say "biting the had that feeds IT" up there on the right. Though I think this is more of a gumming TBH.
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!
El Reg clickbait department.
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.
>>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?)
"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.
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.)
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).
"And nothing of value was lost."
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.
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.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of HP's executives didn't know that HP sold HP kit!
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.