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As far as I understand they feel they have the right to do the same errors as we did in order to get rich too.
Re: Doesn't the GWPF take
A pain in the arse, but there is no law against it. Perhaps some drug company should use his name in something arse related. Disclaimer, I might be a similar pain in the arse given a change.
Coat, trying to cover, never mind.
Assuming gold is the result of collisions between neutron stars (say some boffins of to day), collisions occur but not very "often". As for speed, that is difficult, as we seem to forget it's about time and distance and not about a physical experience. And "often" is often as difficult.
Re: goto is goto keyword of sloppy coders (potentially)
I have found that I am at risk every time I go to somewhere.
@no name needed
Sorry, but I don't get your "point", perhaps you use the wrong icon. Anyway Kursk is a town and perhaps more known as submarine that blew up it self without any western help, a tragedy no matter your, what ever background you have, if you are a human being. To understand what is going on in Ukraine you have to start from the WWII when Russia invaded countries in Eastern Europe and become a much larger Soviet Union. A super power through nuclear weapons, psychologically even more unprepared than the USA. Next the house of cards fell with much joy both within Russia and the occupied countries. Again, so to say, without any western help and more like from the inside. We have all heard the expression "American exceptionalism", share rubbish which many Americans can smile at without feeling un-American. In the Soviet Union the similar exceptionalism grew much deeper much because traveling abroad was still more a no no and typically (pun intended) learning languages was silly when foreigners naturally loved to learn the language of the master race. So what happens, all those countries "liberated from the Nazi" by the Soviet Union, celebrate independence without any feeling of gratitude towards the Soviet Union or Russia for the superb seventy years of happiness and prosperity within the union. In stead they smiled towards the west and the EU and Nato and farted towards the east. Putin is a child of the Soviet Union, one of many who is unhappy with a feeling things where better then and that evil powers are eating his cake. Ukraine is a pain in the arse for Putin, it's too close and now again they are looking towards the EU and what if later towards NATO. And there is Crimea and Sevastopol. But most of all people where able to ditch a president by "demonstration" on the streets. Hell, suppose people in Belarus start to get ideas and try to ditch my bastard friend who does not look towards the EU and suppose my own people start to get ideas too, if I decide to be prime minister then president for the next thirty years.
Re: Thank You Tim Cook!
"Can't make up my mind whether this is for real". It is real, and the problem here is that when a company gets big enough it starts to look backwards. It starts to look at the sharks approaching from behind and being in the lead give no incentive to speed forward, it is good enough to keep the sharks behind. The whole logic, dreams, incentives turn to looking backwards. It becomes less important to drive forwards than to prevent anybody to come close. All this litigation stuff that Apple is spending millions and energy on is a good example of this. Cook is not the guy who will invent or design anything new, his part is to drop the anchor as deep as possible in as many waters as possible. And for us, we can only hope that many many sharks will pass Apple eventually. If that was not true we would still live in caves.
Sorry, but I cannot agree with you, not even having read the article several times. There is nothing "The Register see the word "Apple" go blind in their obsession with ferreting out the snark.". Perhaps you should check your glasses.
Re: History says otherwise
Shurly some confusion her, must be a Dutch President.
Easy life, no guaranty
Easy life, no guaranty. Gartner, IDC and similar are quoted each year. But how come there is never even one article looking back even five or ten years regarding the accuracy of their predictions. Ever seen them boosting about their success in predicting anything years ago. Is a life, a product like that not rather over prized and dubious. Apart from that I sometimes have this feeling that there are companies who might react to their predictions seriously without ever questioning their previous "success". Religion comes to my mind, and money flows in that direction as before, without any questions. Who the hell is interested in a weather report from a week ago. Easy life, too easy.
Re: What? No pitot covers?
Yes, this is nothing new, happened years ago in South America, but the stop then was much longer and the result was bad. You will find it in air crash investigation on YouTube.
Insurance companies would rather never insure anything that could go "wrong" but in this case I can see they might have a case. There is always, at the top, this feeling that if things work no workers are needed. And if those guys come down to look at you they expect you to work like people making cars or pizzas and in reality you always look like you haven't moved your arse in years. Then they go upstairs complaining about how non of you work and then they sit down complaining about how damned much work they have. Work is about moving, without moving there is no work. And that applies to everybody except yourself. I had a coworker who always run, in and out, to get a cup of coffee, to the WC or from it. Our boss was deeply impressed by his capacity as a programmer. Speed is important and impressive too, years ago I was very impressed by a young programmer in the same room who's speed with the keyboard was impressive until I found out every second stroke hit backspace. Enough about insurance.
Re: I can sort of understand it
I can too, to some extent, but why does Linux run on more or less anything without this "legally required to support older hardware for a certain amount of time by contracts with governments, large corporations, militaries, etc." Don't you think it's more about a demand to sell new hardware than adding some "if,then,else". Please don't fool yourself.
everybody’s a critic
I will agree with that having read all this, not a lot of cheers, indeed. I am now trying to be fair and leave my mean nature for a short while.
Among all the contenders there must have been several statues in the Lenin Stalin Mao type, right arm raised with some iThing in the hand. Liberty size perhaps, with a cafeteria in the iThing too perhaps. As that did not happen lets consider some other, sure as hell, contenders, the product statue. Perhaps a king size Mac, the plexi one, as a restaurant or perhaps a more modest buss stop or a "pissoir". That did not hit either so now we are left with a golden apple or some tangled steel construction a la Dali or something. The jury did not bend and now we will have to accept this herma. But look at the head, why this "death mask head". Jobs was a good looking chap most of his life. Around Apple II I was very impressed with Apple and him and a certain third person. And there is something wrong in the relation between the size of the head and the rest. And what about the E. It's like looking at a thalidomide child who died from starvation, put on a stick to remind drug companies of their responsibility. The elk shaped penis to the right makes the poor child look like a road kill. Non of my business but why did Apple not give us a change to choose between say eight "contenders" just for fun.
Re: It could be saved
Putting an Apple apple on his head might brighten up the thing too.
It could be saved
If they put say 59 of them outside Cupertino forming an Apple. Would at least confuse the dogs.
ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Re: And what about services?
@ Spearchucker Jones
And did you read this:
Nokia emphasises that the user can, if he or she so desires, prevent the phone from communicating with foreign servers. This, however, requires that the user knows how this is done through the phone settings. Even this is not necessarily enough. Even though one would disable the data transfer of the phone’s features, the operating system is still in contact with foreign countries.
Information like that
Corresponds well with this.
Re: We DID have an Ice Age
Several in fact, but like before, I would like us to concentrate on keeping the air clean, I think a few in China will agree. The ice cube in the glass of water is a nice one, I have won a number of beers with it. But most of us know that dropping a ice cube into the glass of water will change the level.
Nor if it comes with a pair of shoes.
Re: Microsoft needs to adapt
Not horseshit. just a joke. It was Windows that was designed to be a personal computer.
Yes that link is worth a read.
"On average, schools using Windows in Latin America have reported spending 40% of the value of their computer purchases on software licensing fees. Embracing Linux and Open Source software frees up this spending so that schools and ministries can provide more students with computer access for the same budget. Virtually every Windows application has a free equivalent for Linux and because of the stable and secure design of Linux, less intervention by IT support staff is required to resolve virus issues and keep the computers running properly. Selecting MultiSeat Linux not only ensures lower deployment costs, but also sows the seeds for a future local ICT economy that isn't locked-in and dependent on a foreign monopoly."
And you are probably British and perhaps unaware of how your command of the English language has exploded. I can feel your pain but I cannot help much. I am sorry. Still there are other questions of interest, the more international we become the better, the more borders we open the better, the more we feel we live on the same planet the better. Money has no boarders but still i bothers me when big companies like IBM are so quick to sell out because of a slight "explode". Das Kapital will understand and enjoy, but should an American company give up so easily, without a fight. More capital for some but what about the country. A difficult question. and this is by no means only a American question.
Re: Did I miss something?
That is both yes and no as the transaction has not happened yet, but it is definitely a no when it has happened. The introduction for Nokia X was made by Elop and he is "working" for MS now. Still I am a bit pissed of with Elop as I think he should have made that decision years ago when working for Nokia. But perhaps this was all in the grand plan from the beginning.
Re: It's not a feeder for Windows Phone
"You have to be bonkers to believe that one in ten people have a Windows Phone in the real world. 1% is believable.".
Bonkers and bonkers. you have to remember that it's about market share for new phones sold in some specific time. It has nothing to do with all the phones already on the market. There is of course no way WP could be 10% of all sold smartphones.
Re: Nothing new really...
But they seem to have been able to fix the "blue screen of death" with "stops working, the screen 'blacks out,".
Re: As Bruce Schneier put it
Did Bruce Schneier not say anything about playing with nuclear plants, the grid, traffic systems and such.
And to Oninoshiko, cyberwar fought in cyberspace is called playing war games on computers, no great need to ban that although it would be nice if there was no need for it.
Hello AC I am not sure if you ask for my citation but, if so, here it is.
And as a Google translation. Not perfect of course
Nokia's Lumia phones to leak information to foreign countries
Nokia's management has known for a long time that the Lumia smartphone user information leakage to the United States . There, they can get access to the security agency of the NSA .
Two years ago, the trust of Nokia's smartphone security was still great.
Monday, 5 March 2012 ceremony was held at the head office of Nokia , which Nokia Smartphones advertised the security of the State IT Procurement decided to officials .
Soon after the event , Nokia Lumia phones were bought large amounts of the Finnish state management : the ministers , MPs and officials. Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen ( National Coalition Party) used Lumiaa .
At the same time began to leak of information . In the heart of Nokia's Lumia phones and their Windows Phone operating system .
Unlike the Nokia two years ago gave the impression Lumia phones do not protect the user's privacy - at least not any more than the other major manufacturers of phones . Lumia operating system transmits the user's private information to Microsoft to the United States . (According to) A number of security companies , Microsoft once again collaborates with the U.S. Agency NSA with .
Helsingin Sanomat, two independent sources of inside information received by Nokia's top management was aware of the spring of 2011 , the Lumia operating system to convey a wealth of information about the phone to Microsoft. The company has , however, been quietly , because it is embarrassing .
In the event of Helsingin Sanomat has survived another Nokia related , a completely separate issue. In Finland, the police have asked several times to phone location information directly to Nokia's head office in Keilaniemi, even in cases where no crime has not yet happened. Under the law, police need information on the acquisition of the District Court's decision.
The Finnish authorities began to doubt the safety of its smartphones last summer.
In June 2013 the United States Agency , former NSA employee Edward Snowden said that the NSA may of equipment and services to use confidential information, such as Google , Facebook, from , Apple, and Microsoft.
Authorities startled . If Microsoft will cooperate with the NSA of whether it can get access to Nokia's smartphone operating data? What if the Lumia phones operate at , say, Prime Minister of Finland message traffic from Microsoft 's servers in the United States ?
Google Translate for Business:Kääntäjän työkalupakkiVerkkosivustojen kääntäjäGlobal Market Finder
(tru or not, who knows)
In recent news "even" Nokia Lumia is steeling your data, calling home to the USA. How the hell are we prepared to accept it. In some earlier story and comments somebody called upon the "unelected digital czar" Neelie Kroes to do something in a rather unpleasant manner. But damn it, the USA will do nothing, the British still in a deep shock after loosing the empire and the money, again in the middle of the Atlantic, not sure where to be, Europe, America fuck you. Upstairs downstairs, the first and the second war (or computer) are more interesting as before. How the hell have we ended up like this. A whole planet depending on a proprietary format for whatever we write, a whole planet prepared to carry a spy in the pocket. We need more Steely Neelies. many more, even from a small lost island.
"Doesn't the market decide which format should survive?". Is that not just what is going on here or do you think the market is the companies and not the users.
@ Tim Worstal
I have to think a bit about that. This reminds me about a true story a lawyer I knew told me. There was this old guy working in some stable with cows. So he had built a chair enabling him to fuck the cow of his choice.
Every now and then he was reported to the authorities involved. Asked by the judge why he did it (again), he would say - I just felt like it. He got some modest fine and apart from that the state sized his chair as it took part in the crime. So this lawyer was contemplating whether the state had some shed for his chairs or what the fuck they used them for. (Better get back to IT) Right now I will miss understand even that.
I would rather prefer to be a horse than a bull in my next life. Size and shape matter.
Re: Citizen access and future compatibility
I would not go for even that.
I suppose they want their partners to believe it's bad for them if good for the customers. But it also shows that OpenXML is not open.
Re: "Line noise, Mandrake. Internet line noise!"
Hold on, silly you, you should have explored the bible with more intelligence to understand things like these, Perhaps this will help you to find the answers:
No icon, as I cannot believe Ken Ham is just madly crazy nor a "honest" believer, so what remains, a business crook. Give me at lest a puke ikon, a smiling one if possible.
Poor Bill Nye, If I tried to teach a frog to play cards I have a bad feeling I would end up feeling more stupid than the frog. Hard life in the god old USA. (pun with some love).
The reality is sometimes more fun than fiction. But why try to mix the Pi into this.
Or perhaps just stupid. Moving to Norway and becoming a "socialist", funny guy, does he not know that Norway is a Nordic country with social security like education and health care, labor unions and a progressive taxation. Perhaps he knows how things should be but is just unable to understand how to "get" it.
Re: The Big Elephant in the room
I again is fed up with the toothless US DoJ forcing US companies to use the EU, forcing the EU to spend time and money.
Re: Atari 2600
And a rope.
I would add to that, that if we don't build anything in Europe we will loose our technical ability. And I hope they will not think there is any reason to give the public less accurate results as I cannot find any logical reason for that. And to John Tserkezis I would like to point out that a house is "new" only when it's finished.
I think one should mention it's so far so good but more "birds" are needed to make it into a "brand spanking new system".
Re: I have said it before, I will say it again
Yes, and perhaps it's better to produce something than nothing and perhaps it would be clever to be a bit less nationalistic for all of us. And that goes very much for China too. As for copying we have copied stuff from China too and all American cars and engines are mere copies too if that "copying" is of such importance for somebody.
They will slow down the winds and the earth.
Re: Oh boo
"Stopping you from breaking the law is NOT doing your company "irreparable harm". Suppose Apple was honest on that one.
Perhaps Elop now, not the next boss of Microsoft, and Nokia phones now a part of Microsoft, mission completed, is suddenly forced to make a profit. Forced to do things he was not allowed to do before the takeover. It would not surprise me if he left within a year or so.
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