Re: ISS has over 140 laptops on board, around 80 of which are working at any one time,
No, that's your tax-dollars at work!
286 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
No, that's your tax-dollars at work!
TISWAS. Was the dog's danglies.
@mmeier - plus the kids won't want to use a Win8 slab anyway!
And there was me thinking this was too obvious clickbait to generate much from the fan_whatevers.
"They also seem to have got stuck in telling us what we want rather than simply listen to what we're telling them. "
The Adam Orth Twitter debacle is more evidence of this. Ballmer's arrogance has infected a generation of management at MS.
I bet Marcellus would disagree.
The big innovation of the the Lightning connector is that it fits either way round. For some reason I was moved to share that.
Oi! Welsh <> British!!
You have made the last 20 years brighter, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
...point out to PHB the inherent security risks with what you've sold him on and persuade them to fire all the employees and outsource them "to the cloud" too.
Step 5 - profit!
The problem is there are many, many previously happy MS users who are faced with a sub-optimal (at best) forced replacement for a working OS, fed up with being told by AC's that Win8 is perfect in every way, when the sales figures and their own experience suggests these AC's may be figments of MS's marketing department.
So a bit of frustration is understandable IMO, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever that MS are actually listening to their customers.
Ah, I forgot - when I first used it it complained that my 10 character password was too long (maximum was 8). They did at least fix that....
The financial system of one of my (large, public sector, UK) clients I use to manage the purchase orders they place with my company requires a password. Helpfully it informs me that it must be "at least 1 character(s) long". I have pointed this out, several times, over several months....
I could get my phone to remind me why I came into this room!
Dell may get out of the desktop & notebook business? Makes sense, MS seem to be trying the same thing after all.
Nobody's mentioned it because all the Windows guys are hard at work - unlike the unemployed VI hipsters!
I didn't realise our prisons were THAT harsh!
(Pick-pocket icon of course!)
More of a "bung-off" surely, given the way these things are normally decided in international football.
They'll be needing Apple's repair service then!
Yes, and I've never met anyone who died from playing Russian Roulette either.
They've taken away the "Start" button? Where the hell did they get that bright idea from??
Why not "skyentists"?
(With apologies to whoever I nicked that from!)
Agreed. And I bet it would start malfunctioning if you hit it with a few RPG's too.
Now if it was made by Nokia....
Oh dear - SOHF much? Did you miss the "joke alert" icon? Do I really need to confess that I make my living out of Windows consultancy, and plead that I was just balancing the fanboi/droid comment??
You seem to have mistyped "paid shills" as "normal people" there.
Yes you're right, it's of no interest that a bit scary country sent it's enforcers illegally to a smaller country, and it was hushed up. Assuming you are the tyrant of said big scary country that is.
My cats have bought back pigeons, frogs, assorted mice and voles, several rats, a budgie and a slow worm(!). Almost always alive. Catching the buggers at 3am is no fun (especially the rats). I can only think they see me as a crap hunter that needs more practice. Especially at 3am.
Releasing a pigeon from a box in your front garden just as a curious drunk walks past gets a great reaction though ;-)
Now one's dead and the other is elderly, so mostly I get brought leaves now (really!). I guess it's the thought that counts.
Whereas you'll look a real genius trying to do "proper work" on a TIKFAM abortion!
El Reg *exists* to bash Apple, climate change... basically anything that will generate traffic. Sad but true, to quote Metallica.
Well when I were a lad we had to send a box of punch cards to the machine room before 10:00am if we hoped to get our compilation back before home time!
But if you tell kids of today, they just don't believe you!
Try the Celsius app from ITWC...
Yes, I know it's not a proper widget, more's the pity!
Stocking up on the puns I see.
Lewis Page will be here in a minute disputing the figures
The Emperor's New Clothes involved a procession....
To misquote Homer Simpson... Anti-virus companies; the cause of, and solution to, so many of life's problems!
"The Lumia 920, gathering huge momentum now."
And QPR will win the Prem this year ;-)
Is that an iApostrophy there??
At least we know which side of the date line it will land!
So I'm speed-reading this article about balloons and now I find I have to start using metal condoms because the rubber ones leak?
Amazing what you find out here!
Nah - HP have that sewn up!
Seems the historically appropriate thing to shout at Dylan (and yes, I guess he might not have had any influence on this decision, be her doesn't seem to have publicly condemned it either).
Clippy pops up and says "It looks like you were hoping to do some work!" Then laughs manically.
B&W vs colour is an enormous factor in determining what gets repeated though.
Always, always count the bricks before and after!
2013 will be the year of Meccano, mark my words!
1. Buy *very* cheaply at boot sales
2. Tie loosely in pillowcase or similar
3. Run through washing machine
...OK, so not great for a present for a child, but if you need *lots* for (ahem) grown-up projects...
Ob. XKCD link - http://xkcd.com/612/
I'm glad I wasn't the only sad one who checked Wikipedia for the usual suspects ages!
MS are playing a long game here, a several years long game. They can't compete with Android or iOS yet, and current apps frankly work better on Win 7, but they are betting on their dominant position to make TIFKAM the GUI people use at work, and the one they see in high street PC vendors over the next few years.
Personally I don't think it *deserves* to work, because they have put the GUI ahead of the applications (you know, the thingies most people actually use a computer for). But I fear it *may* work, due to their close, almost incestuous relationships with corporate/retail customers. Like IBM in the '70s, no-one will get fired for buying MS.