402 posts • joined Friday 29th January 2010 17:00 GMT
Re: Ha Ha Ha
> Those people at the top, They are really in touch with their organisations. They
> think they are worth the millions of pounds that have spent on them to save money
It doesn't matter what they are worth. It matters what they can get paid.
Sorry, but as I get older I realize that I'd rather be wrong and rich, than right and poor.
who is brave enough to argue for budget to go back and fix those things which aren’t broken
As one business mentor told me, "nobody gets promoted for preventing screwing-up. Nobody gets promoted for taking preventative actions"
all good things must come to an end
Actually, this EOL reminds me of an old Italian saying,
"Tutto termina in giudizio"
"All things end in judgement"
Re: You forgot one thing...
Since it's EOL was announced support for new hardware isn't guaranteed
No, but as long as there are XP computers out there, HW manufacturers will still offer drivers or risk losing a sale.
Re: Unusual Case.
It’s no secret that China is still heavily reliant on the prehistoric OS
Linux is older than XP and no one would call it prehistoric.
Re: Ad business model
Oh my... how vanilla you are.
Don't scare the straights.
The irony is so lovely
Remember, irony is hypocrisy done with style.
Re: What a fucking surprise
I think that it unfortunately shows that AssangeTM isn't as popular as we would like to think.
> What you may not know is that the really low-end ARM processors have been
> selling at around 50 cents in several thousand lots for many years.
You're going to have to show me a part number for that ARM. I know there are plenty of 8-bitters in that price range, even an ST7 that sells for 40 cents. But whatever it is it's a good bet that Intel can make it for cheaper because like Microchip their process technology is paid for many times over.
> High end ARMs are cheaper than Celerons.
What's your point, Captain Obvious?
> But Intel HAD an ARM licence. They inherited it from DEC, along with
> DEC's StrongARM, but Intel didn't like advertising a competitors' product,
> so they called their fabbed version X-scale.
That was flubbed marketing. Intel spent $35M trying to sell the XScale the same way they sell their PC processors, and you can't sell to Embedded that way. Plus, Intel has dramatically exited the embedded space only a few years earlier, hiking up prices for x196 and x386 embedded chips as they left, making lots of people angry.
With multi-core Cortex-M4 chips, ARM licensees are now into markets that Intel knows how to compete in.
All things being equal, in semiconductors superior process technology always wins out in the long run.
But... but... didn't Obama say he'd stop all this?
The endgame is this: Intel licenses the entire ARM product line. They can do to competing ARM licensees what they did to their x86 rivals in the 1990's - use their superior technology to create leading-edge, low-power ARM devices and destroy all other ARM rivals. Use their Celeron strategy by selling low-end ARMs at a razor-thin margins while selling ultra-high end ARMs at big fat margins.
Once Intel is the only ARM vendor in town, they hike up the price of all their ARM devices. Eventually Intel buys ARM. Game over.
Re: And a lovely player it was
> Until the bloat of Winamp3
That's why I still use Winamp 2.78. A lovely, efficient media player that uses oh so LITTLE cpu cycles.
> So the server returns a 404 - does that mean there is no application
> or an application that stores the data and then returns a 404?
I'll bet there's a server that stores the data, and then returns a 404. This way the router does not cache the access, hereby hiding the URL. It also gives LG a plausible denial.
Re: I wonder if this can be tried under property rights clauses in U.S. constitution
Hey, it has to be all legal - after all, Obama's a constitutional scholar, right? So he must know what he's doing.
Obama: "Right to privacy? HA!"
(I want to count the number of mindless Obama zombie fanbois by the number of downvotes this will get)
Re: I presume...
> I presume...
> We can turn this feature off?
Re: Cockroaches have a long and proud history...
...of being insects.
As far as "consciousness", insects have none. Although alive, insects are little more than programmed robots without free will. Case in point: ants will leave the mound and leave a dotted trail of pheromones in their search for food. If they don't find any, they follow the dotted trail back home. If they do find food they follow the dotted trail and leave a long-solid trail so other ants know to follow it to the munchies.
Now, if you place a line of fire on the trail the ants will follow the trail right into the fire, continuing to follow the fire regardless that a left or right turn will save their little insect lives - because robots don't feel pain.
Re: Pronoun trouble.
Always remember that the purpose of HR is to protect the managers from the employees. So in any disagreement with management that goes in front of HR, when you're wrong you're wrong, and when you're right you're REALLY wrong.
Re: XP 2.0?
Microsoft should include a hidden XP update that forces XP users to auto-sign up for a Google+ account if they don't upgrade. Windows 8 sales will skyrocket!
Re: yea google F*ck you
I read somewhere that registrations for DailyMotion went up after Google tied Google+ to YouTube.
Re: yea google F*ck you
I have a YouTube channel that targets embedded engineers, most of whom are on LinkedIn and no other social network. I was getting about 20-40 comments a week. Since the YouTube integration with Google+, my comments have gone down to Zero. Zip. Nada.
More and more I'm learning that having your income depend solely on Google is dangerous.
Remember when there were smoking and non-smoking sections?
How about adding a non-talking section?
In general, the most dangerous manager is the Charismatic Incompetent. These people are charming and leave a wake of destruction in their path. They never get blamed because hey, everyone LIKES him so much!
Among German managers I've seen Your Problems are Your Fault & My Problems are Your Fault. At Siemens we had one of those managers screw up a group. When things go so bad HR got involved and their interrogation of staff consisted of accusing staff of not reminding this manager to do his (the manager's) work! Including work staff had no knowledge this manager was supposed to be doing!
Then there is the Seagull CEO. They fly in and soon hire their buddies to flock around them. After they have shit on everything they fly away to shit on some other company.
Re: Can we haul GCHQ into court?
Obama will has his NSA spy on anyone he wants. That's why Obama enthusiastically endorsed the PATRIOT act the entire time he's been in office.
Meanwhile, Yahoo is compatible with IE back to IE5 and Firefox back to 3.6.28.
Re: Biological signals in Omega clouds?
One day they'll have secrets... one day they'll have dreams.
Re: Order of business...
No, it's Avira that bundles the Ask toolbar in their antivirus programs.
What, you clicked "No" to the install? Ah, you fool,the German firm Avira installs it anyway! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Re: They used to be protected against the Irons.
This could be done with two or three chips that take up the area of a large postage stamp.
You take a microcontroller with an on-chip oscillator and on-chip WiFi MAC, and enough on-chip memory to hold a small TCP/IP stack like you can get from CMX. Zilog had an eZ80 that could do this over ten years ago.
Add an RF chip and something to use as an antenna and you have a nice little WiFi bug.
After LinkedIn suffered a world-class hacking attack over a year ago,
now they find ways to make themselves more vulnerable?
BTW, you have to admire LinkedIn's press release technology, using words like "hardened", "tiger team", and 'worked closely". Don't you feel yourself involuntarily giving your trust to LinkedIn? And Zukerberg wants to talk to you, too.
Americans have rights? only when
the government Obama wants them to...
Re: Mixed signals regarding currency
The boy was originally told to pay his former lover 130,000 kronor in damages, which is just under...
Re: Shoddy work
Other politicians would keep silent while exploiting it (Obama, Pelosi)
Re: Can't Google remove the apps from phones
So that's why every time I access Goggle Play store from my Android my Bing desktop shortcut is removed. Another time Google set the app to Hidden.
Re: 53 per cent were Android and 47 per cent iOS
I wonder how many of that 53% were LG phones. LG is very lax in software upgrades. They don't discontinue their phones - they abandon them.
he contacted LG and waited six months until the flaw was fixed
...to be the first director of the corrupt Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement,
which replaced Obama's renaming of the corrupt Minerals Management Service after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010
In accordance with the political philosophy of "if you call it by a different name, the public will forget it's still the same thing".
It’s one of these rare weird things you see in Southern California
This deserves a witty comment but I can't think of one.
The longer he stays a fugitive from Sweden the longer the US have time to trump up a case against him.
Obama wants Assange's ass and he's going to get it and mount it on the wall of the Oval Office.
Every "upgrade" of yahoo mail has made it worse and slower. I've been happily on Yahoo email since it was first made available, with two email addresses. I've been able to bypass each crappy upgrade with different tricks, like have Firefox provide a different user agent.
But now, Yahoo has adopted Google's mantra of "upgrade or go die", so I have no choice. Now I dread checking my Yahoo email.
Re: Obama has the unrestricted authority and ability
The President has the unrestricted authority to mange, or cancel, any funded U.S. government program that is run out of an agency of the Executive Branch. You should read up on the Executive Branch to see what that statement means. Congress can't interfere with the President shutting down a program under his control because that violates Separation of Powers as well as Article IV, S. 4 of the U.S. Constitution.
That means that any Agency that is a part of the Executive Branch is directly under Obama's control.
Now, the President cannot do anything that is not funded, but Executive Branch programs that *are* funded he can shut down because they are a part of the Executive Branch and he is the head of the Executive Branch. All he needs to do is issue an Executive Order. For further proof, note that there exists no mechanism to punish a President that shuts down a program under his authority.
I suggest you get a basic book on the U.S. government and learn how this works.
It is entertaining to note that, during the recent U.S. government "shutdown", Obama has CHOSEN not to cancel these expensive surveillance programs, but he HAS chosen to defy Congress and cancel the investigations into whether or not these programs are illegal.
When Windows XP is swept into the dustbin of computing history
Which will happen around 2035.
I predict a boon for antivirus software manufacturers - "We still protect your trusty Windows XP computer". 3rd party antivirus software manufacturers will take the place of Windows Update. For them, Windows XP will be a cash cow, a license to print money.
The outbound exec of Wikipedia's tin-rattling nonprofit has admitted the organisation wastes public donation
And I'm shocked, shocked, that gambling is going on in this establishment!
Re: Always a PC @ MJI
why do they always have to trash the old way just because they've come up with a new way?
You know engineers, they love to change things...
Personally I wouldn't trust Avira's flat denial that there is no damage. Avira isn't known for being straightforward with their customers about technical problems.
Remember, this is a company that serves popup banners and forces installation of toolbars in PAID versions of their antivirus products.
Re: I don't think it's fair...
It's not the cars fault...
It's the car's fault.
Re: @Someone Else Always a PC
You'd have to change "all your equipment" to install a standard POP3 or IMAP server? All your PC's would have to be shit-canned to install a standard mail client like Thunderbird? You can't exchange mail between Office XXXX and POP3/IMAP servers and clients?
Much like a neutered dog, you don't get it. This is waaaaaay beyond using email.
Office 2010 and SharePoint is used for scheduling, task management, document approval and workflow, meeting requests, manage the schedules of thousands of people at the same time, project management, and a whole lot more. If you haven't used Outlook 2010 or SharePoint then you don't understand how it's built-in functions are used for workplace collaboration and coordination of complex projects. I can receive an outside email from a customer that integrates with my project planning on SharePoint and update project status with that and all other related projects.
If all my clients, customers, and suppliers are using Office, I damn well better be so I can interface with them.
If you are actually uneducated enough to think that this is only about POP3 email, then I suggest that you take a few IT classes and upgrade your knowledge.
Re: Always a PC
In the corporate IT space, MS have a monopoly largely because nobody clever and agile challenged them.
Well, actually Microsoft has irresistible momentum. My company literally RUNS on SharePoint and Outlook 2010, as do my suppliers and customers. Everyone uses it for messaging each other, scheduling, project planning, you name it. And to their credit Microsoft is very aggressive in soliciting feedback and new feature suggestions.
To move from Office 2010 would be the equivalent of changing which side of the road we all drive on, including relocating the steering wheel. Everyone would have to change at the same time, including all our equipment. It's just not going to happen.
Re: In the words of the great Dr. House: Morons ...
Not all hackers hack for monetary reasons. A vast majority do it for the challenge or thrill.
True. I was hacking corporate VAX/VMS systems in the mid-1980's. I did it for the thrill, it was fun.
The way your brain works is, every time you create or make a discovery, your brain shoots off these opium-like chemicals called endorphins. So, in a very real sense, I was "hooked".
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