84 posts • joined Sunday 29th November 2009 04:14 GMT
Could be worse, y'know... Last year I bought the parts for my new PC over in OZ, and paid for my return airfare with the savings over purchasing in NZ. I paid GST (in both countries), spent two nights in OZ (NOT the Hilton, but hey!), took a few Aussie friends to dinner and STILL had money left over. The Kiwi's REALLY know how to overcharge!
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
Remove the hibernation file. Remove the index file. Remove the System Protection files. Remove the installation files. That's a start...
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
Remove the hibernation file and the index... That'll buy you back a LOT of drive. Especially the hiberfile.... It takes as much space as you have installed ram (Duh...)
Re: The best outcome for the general public
How do you get google shopping? I get many sites, including images and wikipedia... No google shopping. I feel cheated...
Don't take it personally, but if you are naive enough to believe that anything that you connect to any public facing communications channel is 'private' then here's a clue... You are wrong. Corporations have no morals. Governments have no morals. Makes me wonder sometimes why I bother to even try to be nice. Or legal, for that matter... Corporations and governments can get away with (literally) murder, why not we plebes? Let anarchy reign on everyone's parade!
NSA, Microsoft, Apple et al... You started it. Make sure that you can finish it, mates....
Yes... Smartphones are SOOOOO empowering... to, as previously stated, your boss - NOT you. But at least your company buys your smartphone, right? Pays the telecoms bill, right? Buys the laptop / fondleslab that you need to get from work to home, right? Pays for your ISP so that you can do all that work from home when you are really supposed to be taking your daughter out to the movies... Right? Right? Oh... Wait... Don't tell me that they got you with that BYOD crap as well.... Poor sod...
Re: Mind control
"This is what used to happend in the dark days of SOviet Union.
Brainwashing and propoganda.
Since when did the USA go that way? What about the free will of the people and Democracy ?"
Ever heard the phrase 'American Exceptionalism'? Do you believe it? They gotcha. I suppose that you also think that you live in 'The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.' They gotcha. Again.
Re: @Steve Davies 3 - Removal?
Gives a whole new image to the question - "Honey, do I \ does this _____(fill in the blanks...)?"
"You do realize that Apple has sold a few hundred million iPads right? They experience very few fires, especially considering the quantities that are out there. You stand a better chance of being strafed by machine gun fire from a Zeppelin on a bombing run than you do of experiencing an iFire."
Actually, as things now stand I have an infinitely greater chance of experiencing an iPad burning. Several Vodafone Australia customers will back me up on my version, how many people can you dig up that have even seen a Zeppelin? On a strafing run? While dropping bombs?
""Whitman, a former Republican candidate for the governorship of California"...
Well the woman is certainly well versed in futile pursuits. The taliban have as much chance of getting a seat at Westminster as any Republican has of becoming governor of California."
Do you mean 'anymore', or what? It is kind of hard to dismiss the fact that the majority of the time since 1900 California has had Republican governors. Or are you just a Dem fanboi? I hate fanbois.
Does win 8.1 sideload the NSA buttdoor?
Re: Past lives
Wot...????? You got a day OFF????? Who'd you have to ....
Did Ballmer at one time fall in love with a Shopsmith? Nice idea, but look at the market share...
"As for graphics, the prototype units will include either Nvidia Titan, GTX780, GTX760, or GTX660 components – and again, we don't know how many of each.
Each configuration will also include ... 3GB of GDDR5 RAM for the GPU..."
Something here does not compute. Methinks that someone sort of mis-read what Valve quoted as specs...
A 'free' society is an oxymoron. You, on the other hand don't need the 'oxy' part.
My company needs a new router. Hello, Huawei?
Dear Chris McFail...
"This overlooks the fact that almost $100bn of apple's cash is overseas, and they cant bring it back without paying a huge amount of tax on it.
And the 10% is taking apples TOTAL cash (including overseas) as a fraction of other companies US ONLY cash, so its meaningless, if they were to include US companies overseas holdings, as they do with apple, then apple have between 2 and 3% of the non financial cash reserves.
a totally pointless report, hideously skewed by not comparing like for like"
I think the article says something like the quote below, doesn't it?
"In total, Moody's reckoned that corporate America holds about 61 per cent of its total dosh overseas, amounting to about $900bn.
“In the absence of tax reform, we expect overseas cash to continue to grow,” Moody’s analysts concluded."
Re: Australia does
'Thirrrddd verse - Same as the first!'
Re: You're right Timmy...you don't make junk. Just ask your cat.
"Cat paw prints are as unique as our fingerprints; here they registered a (unique) paw print and used it to unlock an iPhone 5S. There's no security problem at all with that, in fact it's a testament to the quality of the scanner."
Given that there are no uniquely identifiable features on a cat's paw to distinguish it from the next cat, this says two things about Apple's new iphone's security. 1. It works just fine for cats to be able to unlock it, and 2. it is stump dumb when it comes to security.
Oh yes... Your post says just one thing about you. You're a stump dumb apple fanbois of the worst kind.
"So presumably a country such as Cuba, for example, will no longer be granted access to Facebook given that the US has maintained an economic embargo against the South American country since 1960."
"The Emporer ain't got no clothes on!"
"Hush! Do you want 'im to 'ear ya?"
"Well, why not! We can see that 'e's nakkid, surely he can see as good as us!"
"But as long as we don't talk about it, we won't go to gaol"
Re: Wait, hear that?
If I were in your shoes, I'd make an 'air gapped' network for your 'CitectSCADA 6' type of support hardware / personnel and let them 'sneaker net' their way to the internet if they need that. This network would be really cheap to set up... Just a switch or two, some cat 5... No routers involved, no firewalls. OK, the Manuel Labour admin work might be a slight pain, but you DID mention some support for someone called 'defence', yeah?
Hindsight is, indeed, 20/20, eh. Upon finally leaving the US Presidency, poor Ike must have felt the right fool for giving in to his corporate masters on the overthrow of the elected democracy of Iran. But he did get to put the verbal boot in, for all the good that would prove to be. Just goes to show that a brilliant General may not make an equally brilliant President. Don't get me wrong, he certainly did lead the US well in most respects, but I would bet that he died wishing that he had listened to his predecessor on that one wee thing...
Re: Works for me
Mate, you ARE a crim, because we say so. And we have your emails to prove it. What's that? Those are not your emails? Prove it in court, crim.
Yeah... I quit that '$' shit 'cause I can't find a lower case $ sign...
I WANT that JOB!!!!!!!
Archeologically established point???
"Y chromosomes change relatively little over the millennia, and the team was able to used an archeologically established point – humanity reaching the Americas around 15,000 years ago – by comparing the genetic data from the two populations. This was used to establish a "molecular clock" of genetic change in the Y chromosome."
Given that there are many sites in the americas that make this date somewhat controversial, how can this population be used as the basis for any kind of clock? (And what do molecules have to do with gene sequences?)
Maybe they should have used the aboriginal population of Australia as their stable sample. I mean, there at least you have a relatively unchanged set of gene sequences going back some 50k years.
Re: Does anyone know
Uh... No thanks. I've seen how that 'special sauce' is made.
These are all very good features... IFF you have very fast, cheap internet and IFF what you are storing is something that you'd not mind your mother seeing.
For all the others, these are TERRIBLE features... I DO have to pay for bandwidth, and quite a bit of what I 'store' is commercial-in-confidence type of stuff. I'd not like it if some bloke at the NSA thought that some 'Merkan company needed my ideas more than I did. So Thanks, Microsoft, but No Thanks from me. I'll use an OS that lets me store my stuff locally, on an encrypted drive...
Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."
Your numbers seem a bit off.... Lightning strike death odds in US, about 500,000 to 700,000 to 1. Odds of terrorism death in US, about 20,000,000 to 1.
Cost to US of POSSIBLY saving all lives if all plots intercepted had succeeded, about $200,000,000 per life saved.
Cost of freedoms lost? Priceless....
Re: Stupid is as stupid does...
"I'm not sure what loose humanity is"
The kind that does drugs, ho's and prons...
Good for rats, bad for dinosaurs... Cockroaches don't even notice.
Re: Protect users
"snip> If your mission-critical in-house app requires some plug-in that has only ever been released for Firefox jumping ship to IE for a week or two simply isn't on the radar. Nor is it if you have the simple issue of managing a roll out across an entire estate of thousands of users and machines.
Seriously, I'm beginning to wonder how many commentards here have real world commercial experience."
Seriously? You'd build a business-critical application based on some rather untested features on a browser that might change versions without warning, and leave it connected to the internet knowing that it had been exploited... and you wonder how many of US have real-world commercial experience?
"Imagine two Gmails. One remains free and advertising-supported, the other is available to you for 25p a year via your ISP. The designers of the latter system, let's call it "RealMoneyMail", wouldn't need to show advertisements, obviously. They would need to invest in carrying your emails efficiently rather than in a vast behaviour-processing server farm. They wouldn't need to pry. 25p isn't a lot per person, but spread over millions of users, it would be enough to run a business. And the "RealMoneyMail" team would be acutely aware that if they did a lousy job, consumers would walk: the market would shun their product. So their incentive is to make it a great one."
HHHHhhaaaahhhhhhaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaa..... Oh Boy! That was a REAL good 'un. Now, I have to go pay my cable TV bill, BRB.
And we're worried about SEA LEVELS?
In my lifetime the total population has gone from a mere 2.5 billion people to almost 7 billion people...
It's all about the Genes,,,
I mean, those selfish genome type of Genes, not the other things that happen to get called Gene, like Gene Kelly.... But I digress. The Selfish Genes will win, no matter the wave. And the humans had better, by Gene, let them win, help them win, cheat for them to win even, if those poor lowly humans hope to have any chance of surviving. Because if the Selfish Genes DON"T win, they'll just take their balls and go home.
Where's the Icon with the slobbery tongue-thingy when you need it?
Office 2007 not getting auto-updates for security patches
At least that has been my experience. I understand not getting program updates after going into extended support, but no security updates? MS is REALLY starting to creep me out...
How in hell did the earth ever get by without humans to guide it by the hand? (Or more importantly, I think, when will the earth get pissed off enough at we humans to do a re-balancing act?)
An interesting use of 'telemetrics' that I am sure will someday be included in some textbook as an example of how NOT to gather statistics. Sinofsky's FIRST error was only using a data set derived from telemetric data, instead of actual observation. (A sort of self-selecting data set of rather strange people...) His SECOND error was assuming that the set of data derived from people using searches was somehow meaningful.
Re: Stupid question
I'm posting this anonymously as I'm sure there's a really, really, really easy answer to this thought experiment but I'm too thick to know it.
If I had a metal rod 100 million miles long sitting in a frictionless universe, and I push one end of the rod, surely the other end moves immediately, rather than taking however long light takes to travel 100 million miles. Which means that this violates the speed of light as nowt can travel faster than that, even information. I have heard about Quantum Entanglements and homeopathic medicine but assume this is not at all related as I have no idea what a quantum is except it's probably smaller than a peanut and am not sure what memory water really has.
Now I'm 100% positive that Einstein was brighter than me, indeed suspect the vast proportion of the world will fit that large set, but nobody has explained to me why my thought experiment is wrong.
Any takers who can write in crayon and use very, very small words? Please?"
You really need to substitute in a hydraulic cylinder for your rod...
Would someone please ask IDC how many of its reports detailing the demise of the desktop PC were written on a tablet? Or how much of the data that was crunched to make these reports was crunched on a smartphone?
My bold prediction: Businesses will like BYOD, flexi-scheduling, work-from-home right up to the point in time when they don't like it. Business tends to not be really innovative in
Not me... I have a ute.
Re: This guy a Yank?
I'm not prejudiced... Some of my best friends are 'Mercans!
Re: Prosecution would be proof of idiocy..
There are 'white hats', 'gray hats' 'black hats' and ass hats... An ass hat is someone so naive as to believe that they are breaking no laws in their squeaky-clean lives. This gives them the moral authority to proclaim from behind their anonymous coward masks that indeed THE REASON FOR WHICH YOU BROKE THE LAW MATTER ONLY INSOFAR THAT THEY CAN AFFECT THE FINE WHEN CAUGHT - THEY DO NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT YOU COMMITTED A CRIME.
Well, let me tell you, ass hat... that laundry you are wearing isn't as clean as you think it is...
(Blink - Blink) Microsoft Store? They have some? Where...? (checks Sydney CBD... Nope, not there... Lifts Melbourne's skirts... Nada. Here little store...)
Apple owner? Sucks to be you....
Having all your friends laugh at you for your screwed-up maps, your lack-of-bonkiness... Even worse, you'll have to spend big time bikkies to once again be part of the new hipster group.
But you had your day in the sun, eh? Struttin' your stuff, waving that fruit bar all over everyone's face. Maybe you should grow a mullet... Yeah, that's the ticket!
<-- 'Cause she knows the price of becoming outmoded...
How to tell if an ad was worth the money spent...
Watch the ad. Ten minutes later, see if you can remember the ad. Now see if you can remember who the ad was for.
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