4849 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: I find it odd that it is more difficult ...
That's the difference between being a citizen of a republic and a subject of a monarchy.
There is no dark side of the moon, really...
Matter of fact it's all dark
That's nice then
So it was a total coincidence that soon after nice friendly eco-aware native Americans arrived on the continent all the big slow defenseless meaty animals suddenly disappeared?
Looks like we will have to rename "head smashed in buffalo jump" heritage site to "caring for the poor endangered species impacted by climate change buffalo jump"
Re: Hey, Steve... it's MicroSOFT, not MicroPHONE...
Just like Dec did with minicomputers, Sun did with workstations and IBM didn't do with mainframes ?
Re: The dancing dad of IT
Suppose somewhere in the Nokia patent portfolio there is one on saying the word "hello" on a mobile phone or something similarly ridiculous - that Microsoft can use to threaten all the other makers.
Remember they already make about 4x as much from patents on Android phones as they do on their own winPho.
Re: Insider trading
So it would only be insider trading if he HAD bought shares in the company he was sent to destroy
Re: This will stir up the interest in BlackBerry as well, I bet...
So no phones anymore as the patent lawyers clean up ?
Re: two words for Anne Wojcicki: Community. Property.
Half is tricky when "what you have" is a major interest in a currently operating public company.
If half of his shares in Google and half his votes on the board were suddenly owned by somebody who hated his guts - exactly what would the company be then worth?
Re: "Real woman"
Unless he did implicit none "Amanda" would be REAL by default
Obligatory xkcd link http://xkcd.com/966/
Re: Just remember...
>...home taping is killing music.
Thank god - otherwise we would have had the Spice Girls and TakeTaht
Re: Wasn't that the POINT!?
You don't think the point of the certs might have been to drive customers to use MSFT products in the knowledge that they could hire somebody who had proven that they actually knew what they were talking about?
If the point is just to make a profit on the certs - they could just put them all on ebay
I was hoping that whoever wrote the original implementation would be on el'reg
Was the user aware of the file transfer program?
Should they have been?
Should a case worker have done a security audit of a machine supplied by the council?
Re: Highly sensitive UK documents? Really?
>And 98% of El Reg is from teenage boys who have grown up
Re: moiety Write me down a mule
So if say Canada merely refused permission for any flights to the US to enter it's airspace - leaving Americans only able to fly to S.E. Asia - that would be merely an adminsitrative matter?
Re: Thanks, but no thanks.
Trained seals of course!
They might be detained for 9hours by customs but they are unlikely to reveal your secrets - seals don't leak
Re: Data privacy at last
I'm guessing the PLA don't routinely share info with the INS, DEA, IRS , etc
re: Store data in a Chinese cloud
Depends on the data.
Plans for your company's new consumer product = no
Videos of you protesting against US policies = yes
Re: It shows many things
The banks and money transfer companies who took their fee and didn't ask too many questions
Re: It is of course all a little more complicated :-)
I wonder if there are any other countries with a police force who might have already built some computer system - that the Met could buy?
It would explain why so many of the cases in the system get damaged
Re: @ Hud Dunlap
The board isn't one man - one vote, you might have a seat but you still have only <1% of the votes
Re: via secret court orders
it's just a question of where the commas go
Monitoring he voters and potential opposition is a narrowly tailored and compelling Government interest.
Well if they say they haven't been told not to say anything - then they must have been. QED
>Makes you wonder what the company's core competences are.
Presumably - getting it's fingers in a large number of government pies despite not doing too well in any of them?
You don't think the private sector can do just as good a job of handing over govt money to BAe for systems that aren't delivered and don't work - as a civil servant ?
Presumably he/she/it is also damn sexy if you were married?
Re: Rule 1
Rule 1 of contracting - you need the suppliers children held at a secret location by a man with facial tattoos and a knife.
The NSA is removing the 'A' key from keyboards to prevent people logging in as administrator.
Why does there need to be a groundswell of development for mips?
I don't care what CPU is in my phone so long as the apps work, and they are written in Java
I have a Pi but I really don't ae if it has an ARM or Atom CPU - I couldn't even tell you if it was 32 or 64bit without checking /proc/cpu - I just care that is is a little Linux machine and has python.
What will make this a success is a customer using it rather than an ARM in sufficiently large numbers.
Still it will be nice if ARM had some competition - look at what a monopoly did to Intel
Re: Please stop with the "Growing plants" thing
Yes but presumably she was Mrs Lot
Re: Please stop with the "Growing plants" thing
"God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth,"
Last lot who argued with him got turned into a pillar of salt........
Re: An obvious choice
The battling business units are MSFTs big problem - and the reason Win8 failed.
When your main app, MS-Office doesn't use any of the features of your new OS because they had their own release schedule and your main dev tool doesn't make it easy (or even possible) to write apps using your new interface because their manager doesn't like the other manager - you are screwed.
You can't picture this happening under Jobs - imagine iPhone not working with iTunes because of a sulking minion !
Re: Supply Chain is the Key
it's not the shipping cost so much as time and predictability.
If a typhoon delays a ship or a longshoreman strike in one of a dozen cities ties up the inventory of a vital component you end up missing a christmas release ...
Corning, makers of Gorilla glass, moved their plant to next door to Foxconn because it takes 6 weeks to ship from New York state, which means they have to over produce to handle any unforseen increase in orders and pay for the 6weeks of inventory sitting in a container. They also have to tell their customer's design guru to lock out any design changes 6 weeks earlier than a local competitor.
Re: Why not use slave labor?
There is also a little problem with QC and worker motivation - would you trust a parachute made by workers who wanted you dead?
So the complex chips are fabbed in state of the art facilities in Korea by Samsung, the low cost memory chips are made in china and the PCB is assembled by German pick and place robots in a factory in Wales that is presumably only profitable because it's getting a bunch of regeneration grants - but it's a victory for British manufacturing?
Well at the least the CPU's instruction set is made in Britain!
>to control a whole perfectly good English word?
What about "Apple" ?
Re: You don't fine the council...
Then 100% of the councils budget goes on compliance.
Imagine your job if you were personally liable for any legal screw ups but could spend an infinite amount of shareholders money avoiding them - what would you do?
So if Microsoft managed to make a new OS that was such a resource hog that it completely bogged down last years machine - it would revitalise the PC industry?
Why didn't anyone tell them?
Re: Human Brain 1000000x more powerful than a computer
Really? Whats 123.456 / 32.334?
My desktop computer can allegedly do a 1,000,000,000,000 of these in a second - why does it take you half an hour and a paper and pencil?
Re: Been hearing this...
There are such things as atoms you know - making a Silicon transistor smaller than an atom is tricky.
There are also a few other limits, like the speed of light, the uncertainty principle and the 2nd law of thermo-dynamics. It might be very cool and thinking outside the box to ignore them - but the universe isn't that easily fooled.
Arguably Moore's law has already ended. The original phrasing was that the most economic number of gates to put on a single chip increases exponentially. That is no longer true, the fab needed to make 14nm parts is so mind bogglingly expensive it is cheaper to make 22nm wafers with fewer gates.
Re: Wrong market?
True - ir was part of a Soviet (or French) plot to destroy the US aviation industry.
30 years later they are so busy producing stunning Powerpoint presentations that their planes burst into flames and fall out of the sky
Re: 'the crud'
Rather like Ubuntu then !
Re: Surface fans
If you are a total MSFT shop and you are just a manager who lives in Outlook then the surface is quite nice as basically an Outlook dashboard.
If you need to do any work - a surface pro with a second monitor running word/excel/VS is great.
But the chances of your big corporate customers rolling out 100,000 seats of a $2000 touch screen laptop just to use your pretty new OS = 0%
Re: Ahh, the "warmth" of analogue.
Especially since the whole film is going to be scanned, digitised, colour graded and then printed digitally or sent out digitally to most theatres.
Re: Ranking Alien/Aliens/Alien 3/ Alien Comicbook Edition
The problem with Alien shot now wouldn't be the CGI.
It would be the need to have a PG13 rating, a McD lunch menu tie-in, a car chase for the video game and a spin-off range of cuddly toys.
Re: Hold on a second
Crappy 1970s lenses have flare - modern multi-coated Arriflex digital lenses don't
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