143 posts • joined 30 Nov 2009
Glad to see that Microsoft's excuse engine is still working normally.
Told you so
"I think you are overlooking the obvious. There's a team that just became redundant. With fewer applications, more idle hands, and Devil's work to do, it won't be long before doing no evil becomes impractical."
"If Cryptome release information so sensitive that internationally renowned journalists refused to release it because they are "paranoid about site access" then, to be blunt, they deserve to be locked away for a long, long time. I can think of no ethical or logical contortions that justify that rationale."
Are you joking? Those "renowned journalists" are paid agents for corporations. I wonder what corporate interests are at risk by the release of this information. Justification? What justification was needed for the Murdoch skullduggery that went on in recent years? Cryptome have perfect examples to follow.
Re: What is there to free ?
"How is this a good thing"
Every hound has to be weaned from the teat. I know of a local company or two that never came to its full glory because its main source of income was from government contracts. A steady income is an artificial limitation for many. How do you convince colleagues to take a painful course of action when things are more than comfortable for a shot to get even more of the same? The most effective way to wean a pup is for the bitch to stand up and walk away.
ARMed and ready?
How many units have ARM ordered?
Re: Remaining servers need extra pressure from users
"If enough users get a warning bar appear when they visit unpatched.com, some of them are going to complain to the administrator of the site, hopefully resulting in getting it fixed."
You're not a Windows user I take it.
"On a more serious note, if only they had released a WAD we could now be strafing around Copenhagen blasting imps without a care in the world, with hardly any wall damage..."
Re: This of Course has...
IE of any version has this feature at its core. Anon, I got a good laugh at your remarks. Very good indeed.
Re: Genius Bar
It's easy to confuse kids' abilities for testing and destroying with genius. The only rival to this illusion is their ability to complain about what they've destroyed. Clearly these youths belong in the QA department and not a bar!
Re: I wonder if all those warehouse people think about this in middle of August?
There's a nasty little loop in there some where. Hrm. Work for 5 years, cash out, and apply for a new position...
How much will it cost?
How much will it set me back to prevent this from happening?
Open Letter to Adobe
Enough with the fucking tool bar installations! Thank you.
Doesn't four free games with a year long subscription to X-Box Live constitute a developer's account?
Why are Google and Facebook in such a hurry to deploy the NSA's next observation deck?
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
What has captured my attention is that the judges reduced the amount of the pay out to nothing when he asked for more. That is perplexing. Was it vindictiveness or a technicality?
Great for multimedia
I organize Heroclix games and host at a local library with a giant flat screen that can accommodate the Chromecast. I use my MacBook Pro and Chromecast with Chrome to tabcast alternately Netflix (superhero movies or cartoons) and Pandora (video game, game culture music) to make the atmosphere fun. Rules, rulings, schedule and game website are kept in other tabs. I cast the appropriate tab during the different points in the tournament, best of all showing everyone their past and present standings. All this across the miserable wireless connection of the library. There are good days and bad, but everyone agrees that it has enhance the gaming experience.
Re: I don't like....
> Victim culture strikes again.
Idiot culture is alive and well too, it seems.
I for one welcome our new swarms of unmanned aerial overlords.
She was asking for it
Bully Bar Patron: Shut those things off.
Irritating Bitch: No!
Bully Bar Patron: Gimme!
Re: Useful criticism?
"Must be a sign of the times, any criticism that isn't couched in touchy feely everyone's a winner language is abuse."
This remark is doubleplusgood.
Re: it all begins to sound
"Have to agree with some other comments; Microsoft are seriously in danger of becoming irrelevant in OS terms."
As Microsoft staggers into the sunset, we can see the word "Apple" etched into the handle of the knife in its back. With Microsoft's cadaverous arm draped across the shoulder of Intel, only slightly less cadaverous, leans on its old friend whose free hand was just recently twisting something into its back. Tattooed on the back of each player's neck the word "Wintel".
I for one...
I for one welcome our Arthropodic overlords.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
Practically: Radio transmission jamming
Impractically: tractor beam
Re: I would have thought
' I guess for yanks it's like that with murders. "Oh damn, really must remember to tell the police I saw that guy get shot. Nah, forget it, I'm sure the guy was standing his ground".'
Nice generalization. We have one of our own; the British are friendly and honorable people. I am glad to see that at least one of you have proven that it is indeed a generalization.
My privacy is worth more
than 8 BEEEEEELLION dollars.
Instead of recreating the square wheel that conditions admins to ignore rather than respond to a high noise to signal ratio, I suggest a different route. We use Splunk to scrape our logs and deliver diagnostic payloads to the people who need them. Our developers have caught bugs before they hit production because the queries are tested along with the code. Want to see a trend before services tip over and be notified? What about researching dependency trees? Making assumptions based on static graphs, rather than interrogating logs? More "classic" monitoring is the answer to nothing.
Competition is good
It looks like Microsoft are chasing the niche, but without a nice solution. Adapt Windows for phone, fail. Adapt tablet for Windows, fail. Try try again. I hope they come up with something truly innovative, because a disruption in the marketplace is always welcomed. iPhone in my pocket and Macbook Pro tethered, gives me access to the computing power I need, and the 6.5 mbit connection I like. That includes my trusty and venerable Windows XP virtual image (the absolute pinnacle of usefulness and stability for a Microsoft product). Linux is everywhere I work. I regret not having had the time to have a Linux phone experience. Anyone can avoid vendor lockout by having private resources for the data most adored by people, but it seems many of us to choose to give up our privacy. This intrusion into privacy by phone, tablet and desktop appear to be the LCD. Surface is just another device for owning you.
Disruption, disruption disruption. Instead of devices, we should disrupt services.
The word "guy" is already gender neutral.
Re: Can't Google remove the apps from phones
"It probably was until Amazon was stung with the "1984" scandal. Suddenly, people wondered: if the app stores can remove apps from my device, what's to say they could abuse it to, say, remove sideloaded apps?"
Like an image scraper that publishes my selfies from my photo albums to their portal?
I was going to make a Piers Anthony reference, but how crass is that?
Since leaving XP and Microsoft products behind, having moved my workloads to a mix of Linux/OSS, Solaris and Apple products, I don't have any issue with 300 MEEEELION Zombies flooding the Internet with its filth. I began the migration from M$ products once a co-worker got the Isle of View virus in May 5th, 2000. What's that? I did get a Piers Anthony reference into a thread about Windows XP? +1 to me!
Stitch in time...
Perhaps we can get this space faring seamstress to knit a new ISS module to replace replace the OPSEK project the Russians are proposing.
Re: Deja vu
> How will humans cope moving rapidly from having to work to get what they want to a world of largely idle
> leisure? Many pensioners cope, and hardened career doleys, but will that suit the rest of us?
You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.
Resistance is futile.
The Verge reports that Google says this is temporary... or not.
Quote from Google:
We’re excited to bring more content to Chromecast and would like to support all types of apps, including those for local content. It's still early days for the Google Cast SDK, which we just released in developer preview for early development and testing only. We expect that the SDK will continue to change before we launch out of developer preview, and want to provide a great experience for users and developers before making the SDK and additional apps more broadly available.
Re: Think Sony has dropped content management.
> Sadly I have to "manage" a technophobe friend's iPod and end up swearing at
> iTunes every time !
That's a worse fate than being sequestered in a forced-out room.
T-Mobile does this kind of thing to it's customers, except they call the forced-out room a "coverage area".
Re: Wow they are lucky
Is it safe to say that a BSC is a pink slip for unmotivated employees?
I seek new employment within minutes after my boss's beheading here in the US. Only bigger hint that I may not fit is when the next project doesn't have a name.
In a possibly related story, archaeologists have identified The Teletubbies enigmatic vacuum, Noo-noo, as a pre/posthistoric progenitor of the Daleks in an alternate time/space dimension. If you listen carefully to the sucking noises the automaton makes, one can hear the discreet whisper of INGURGITATE, INGURGITATE!
Four year old article get!
Re: oh boy
The number is proportional to the number of spooks who participate in civil disobedience/protestes.
Well, there goes my tattoo idea.
Clearly this is Apple's fault
Apple's cock up, Sevier's arse.
Welcome to Infrastructure King
Your extremely specific infrastructure order is our mumble mumble.
Re: What you post can vanish at any time...
"We could probably add CompServe to the list."
And thus begins the long litany of services that delivered customer/freetard data, which eventually disappeared. So, to get the list underway, I offer the very first instance, and leave it to you to fill in the gaps.
We could probably add The Serpent in The Garden that tempted Adam and Eve.
"or my friends and I, pronouncing it correctly, were bigger geeks than we thought?"
One of the qualifications of being a geek is not being aware that you are.
Re: The council text you when they come to empty your bins?
Here in Puget Sound (Seattle), our regional transportation system sends me a text message when a bus or train goes kaput or has been delayed, but only for the lines I'm interested in. A bit ironic though to get a text telling you that the train you've been sitting on for a quarter of an hour, motionless, has been stalled. Thumbs up because it could be worse.